November 27, 2010

Overnight Open Thread-Substitute Teacher Edition [CDR M]
— Open Blogger

Well Moron Nation, I spent half a day in blogger retirement and I got the emergency call to fill in for Genghis. I promised to keep it on the down low but it would seem Maet is in Mexico trying spring Genghis from a Tijuana jail. He wouldn't tell me what he's in jail for but I'm sure we can have fun speculating!

Well let's get this Caturday started. How about a little musical ditty?

It would seem Ahhmadinnerjacket is trying to raise money for the Mehr Foundation – a governmental foundation that finds housing solutions for poor families, by auctioning off his old 1973 Peugeot 504 in mint condition. Any takers? Not exactly a chick magnet I'm sure. Can you imagine the smell? I've you've ever flown on Gulf Air, you know what I mean.

Willie Nelson arrested for pot. Seriously? That's news?

How to troubleshoot and repair Christmas Lights This is pretty handy about this time of year.


The irony is delicious. Al Gore was unavailable for comment.

With the release of Tangled, Disney hits the 50 mark for Animated Motion Pictures. Here's a video rundown of all 50.

I swear, this video here is a sign of the apocalypse or at least that the recession is deep. So deep that the Decatur Central High School in Central Indiana, so desperate for money, shot this little video to raise funds for their school. I know, I know, it's a reenactment of a scene from Glee.

Once again the UK is on a story that I haven't seen over here. Increase in American squirrel consumption.


Ace gettin' some squirrel or fightin' over some nuts. You make the call.

Classic Artwork of the Day: What if Norman Rockwell had been a redneck?

I so want this desk.

Good Grief! Federal Workers earning $150K rose 1300% last year! So Obama proposes a salary freeze.....on the military! h/t Maet!

Your Caturday submission:


Heh. That's got gator written all over it.

Your Caturday Video submission:

Well folks, that's all I got on short notice. Hope you enjoyed it and I'll see you in the comments. CDR M, out.

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1 I had those pants in the 70's.

Posted by: toby928 at November 27, 2010 04:43 PM (S5YRY)

2 I was going to a museum in Ambler, Pennsylvania today and I saw this image in my iPhone.

http://imgur.com/N0GLV.png

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2010 04:43 PM (Tx/hF)

3 Pixi - Can't there be some sort of alert when a new thread is posted?

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:44 PM (c1oyg)

4 Obama was a model in the 70's!!?!

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:45 PM (bIhwe)

5 I was going to a museum in Ambler, Pennsylvania today and I saw this image in my iPhone.

http://___ur.com/N0GLV.png

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2010 09:43 PM (Tx/hF)

Anon, the link didn't work, but I was born in Ambler... is it the Stoogeum?

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:46 PM (c1oyg)

6 The Brits have a grey squirrel overpopulation problem and are advocating harvesting them for meat.

Meanwhile, a British snack maker solicited flavor ideas from its consumers and one of the popular entrants was "Cajun Squirrel."

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:46 PM (chhYn)

7 3 Pixi - Can't there be some sort of alert when a new thread is posted?

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 09:44 PM (c1oyg)

I tried using the RSS feed in my sidebar on Vista, but either it sucks or the coding at the HQ sucks because half the time it didn't work and was showing months old posts as current and all the posts were marked as appearing at the same time.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:48 PM (oVQFe)

8 Pixi - Can't there be some sort of alert when a new thread is posted?

Heh.

Posted by: Designed for Netscape 3 CD or Download! at November 27, 2010 04:48 PM (uCjoj)

9 Something stole my url. 

i (dot) imgur (dot) com (slash) N0GLV.png

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2010 04:49 PM (Tx/hF)

10 Here we are now. Entertain us.

Posted by: Michael Smith at November 27, 2010 04:51 PM (o74mN)

11 Commander? You, sir, are the best.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at November 27, 2010 04:51 PM (rQTdM)

12 "Can you imagine the smell? I've you've ever flown on Gulf Air, you know what I mean."  What, because Persians and Arabs smell bad?  Is that the joke?

Posted by: gp at November 27, 2010 04:52 PM (90n58)

13 So I'm watching Star Trek: Nemesis, and I check IMDB to see what actress plays the hot Romulan captain. And it turns out to be the same hottie who played Dizzy in Starship Troopers.

When you can still look hot under alien make-up, you're hot.

Posted by: schizuki at November 27, 2010 04:55 PM (M+lbD)

14 bump

Posted by: toby928 at November 27, 2010 04:55 PM (S5YRY)

15 I watched Lou Ferrigno in "Hercules."  There is a moment in the early part where he gets so mad at a bear that he punches it into space.  I just thought everyone would enjoy knowing that.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (bvfVF)

16 ...I suppose you imagine I'm the kind of guy who only thinks of himself. While this is perfectly accurate, I'm smart enough to realize a starship command isn't much fun if you don't have a crew to boss around or get into bed, in the case of female crew. One sure way for a captain lose his marbles to see his entire crew get turned into meat plasma. It's worse than Starfleet clamping down on officers' pension budgets or sending out more memos about sexual harassment. Somehow those memos always seem to get lost in subspace static, no matter how many times I tell Uhura to make sure they don't get through. Take this guy Commodore Decker. One day while Uhura was scanning the dial to make sure there was static on the channel to the HR Department at Starfleet, she caught a distress signal from Decker on his ride, the Constellation. I figure this guy Decker, being a flag officer, can't park a bicycle on a football field without banging into the goalposts. So he probably ran into an asteroid or something and needs the Tow Truck Enterprise to tractor-beam his leadbottom back to space dock. When we arrive he didn't just have a fender-bender with a chunk of carbonaceous chondrite. His vessel has more holes in it than the chorus line of the Rockettes and if the hull were any more scarred you could call it the USS Moby Dick. Commodore Ahab is still aboard when we beam over, looking like Ray Milland from "Lost Weekend" and deliriously tells us his entire crew is gone, vaporized along with the planet where they went after abandoning this perforated Pequod. Seems there is some monster machine loose that swallows planets like Sulu smokes poles. Now, this freaking disaster makes Decker about as unhinged as Bones gets when you sneak into Sick Bay at 0100 hours and mix the Cialis with the aspirin, so we send him over to the Enterprise for some antidepressants and a shave. Like I said, Decker is a flag officer, so instead of being a good boy and just pulling rank on the quartermaster for a free uniform and polished boots, he pulls rank on my entire fucking ship and plants his Commodore's cheeks in my chair. There I am with Scotty, still onboard the Constellation trying to get the engine to turn over, repairing shit with duct tape and jumper cables. Let me tell you, the inside of that ship looked like the Starfleet cadet barracks during hazing week and someone just pulled the Kobayashi Maru prank. Somehow Scotty manages to plug wire A into socket B despite his hungover state (the only state he knows), the viewscreen lights up and shows me Commodore Douchebag driving my ship straight at this bugfucking giant neutronium blowtorch with a mouth so big it makes Nurse Chapel's hands look almost feminine in comparison. Well, fuck me in a soda fountain because the planet-muncher looks like a five-mile long ice cream cone, except that it's been spray-painted by some colorblind alien with Krylon glossy Candy Apple Grey. I'm fighting like mad to keep from bursting out in laughter, but what is it with spaceships and food? The skinnies from Epsilon Eridani designed their old UFOs like pie plates, so this ain't new. I guess the next Klingon battlecruiser will look like a chocolate eclair, and after the Enterprise is refit, it will leave space dock looking like a banana split with maneuvering thrusters and portholes. So I'm asking myself how something that looks so nutfucking lame can really be so scary wicked, when I see it belch some kind of death ray at my farking ship because Commodore Obsessive-Compulsive has decided to attack it like a mouse fucking an elephant. A lot of ambition for little result. I'm screaming at my cell phone that I'm gonna grind Decktard the Delirious into Commodore Chili if he doesn't back off, and Decktard goes all "Don't You Know Who I Am I Will Have You Busted" on me. While I'm deciding how many different ways I'm going to pooch-rape this gold-braided gasbag once I get my mitts on him, a miracle occurs proving that if there isn't a God then at least there's blind fucking luck. Spock actually has an idea. He can use mumbo-jumbo regulations to relieve Commodore Crash'N'Burn of his phony command so we can do the sane thing and bug out of here before the Ice Cream Cone of Doom gets hungry again. With the perversity of the universe at a maximum, this stunt prompts Commodore Crazy to sucker punch a few redshirts and steal a shuttlecraft. Will someone at the Starfleet Design Bureau please explain to me why, on a starship with computer chips and sensor pickups built into everything from the coffee cups to the urine disintegrator, it's easier to steal a shuttlecraft than a ride on the turbolift at chow time? I mean, don't we even have keys to the damn things, or do they just start if you put them in neutral and push them down the hangar deck? Since losing half a starship and all his crew wasn't achievement enough for Commodore Car Thief I guess he had to see if dusting a shuttlecraft would burnish his record, which would be officially closed because he planned to frag himself in the process. He drove his ship straight into the Giant Death Bugle. Nice idea, bad execution. It figures the exploding shuttlecraft would give the monster killbot a little indigestion, but I'm James Fucking T. Kirk and I don't do things by halves, you fairies. The better plan is to cram the Constellation down Death Bugle's piehole and give it a battleship-sized version of Mentos-and-Coke Syndrome. The Constellation is such a steaming pile that I have to practically steer it by hand and bail out of the fucking thing at the last minute, but the transporter timing is critical. Unfortunately the timing has to be handled by Scotty, and he was never on a kissing basis with punctuality, much less full body contact. So I just do what I do best: Yell into my cell phone to beam me the ever-fucking sweet bugnuttery out of here, just as I'm entering the Krylon Waffle Cone of Destruction. Like solving most of my scrapes, yelling usually does the trick; that, or giving the Kirk eyes to a defensless female. That one is always more fun, but you need a female around for it to work, and not be on the verge of a matter-antimatter detonation the size of the Federation budget deficit. That whole fustercluck was a bad one. Lots of people got dusted, ships smashed into atom porridge. A loony four-striper stole my command and I didn't get laid once from start to finish. Memo to Starfleet: 1. Keys on the shuttlecraft 2. A spaceship is not a dessert

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (AZGON)

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (XBx/N)

18 Ok fuck GM I just saw this commercial.  They can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (oVQFe)

19 Chipmunk, not squirrel.
Dummie Funnies has a different take on that Norman Rockwell painting.
Damn that polyester is crisp.

Posted by: Corona at November 27, 2010 04:57 PM (CdbZP)

20

When you can still look hot under alien make-up, you're hot.

As horrendous as it was, Kelly Preston was pretty hot in "Battlefield Earth."

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at November 27, 2010 04:58 PM (rQTdM)

21 The planet smasher was awesome.  It looked primordial.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 27, 2010 04:58 PM (bvfVF)

22 Ok fuck GM I just saw this commercial.  They can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 09:56 PM (oVQFe)

No need to thank us, GM.  It's not as if we were consulted about handing you our hard-earned cash.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:58 PM (chhYn)

23 This is it.

(LEAD) S. Korea evacuates islanders on signs of N. Korean shelling (ATTN: RECASTS lead, para 3,5)
SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military ordered civilians on Yeonpyeong Island to evacuate to shelters, military officials here said Sunday, as signs of North Korea's artillery firing were spotted.

"The emergency evacuation order was issued as of 11:18 a.m.," a military official at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "The military was also put on high alert."

Posted by: Alexander at November 27, 2010 04:59 PM (2FsSh)

24 :Ok fuck GM I just saw this commercial.  They can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 09:56 PM (oVQFe)

Translated as:  "I know I raped you.  Please don't press charges"

Sincerely, the UAW

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:59 PM (c1oyg)

25 Stupid board rejecting my mildly amusing image.

http://i53.tinypic.com/25849on.png

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2010 05:00 PM (Tx/hF)

26 The planet smasher was awesome.  It looked primordial.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 27, 2010 09:58 PM (bvfVF)

It was the yellow, orange and red crepe paper in its mouth that really sold the effect.

A decade later, Douglas Adams had the good sense to populate his planet-smasher with Vogons.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 05:07 PM (chhYn)

27

That Eleganza dude looks like the guy that was in Blackula.

Evening, all.

Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 05:07 PM (a3Z62)

28 So, how come the liberals lining up for a little TSA gate action are the likes of Eleanor Clift?



Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:13 PM (bgcml)

29 Ok fuck GM I just saw this commercial.  They can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 09:56 PM (oVQFe)

I think that calls for the UN Pension Tax act of 2011.

I mean the liberals keep telling us "we" need to pay more taxes....right?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:15 PM (bgcml)

30 Where's the Rum?

Posted by: Animated Motion Picture #42 at November 27, 2010 05:15 PM (F5Gxy)

31 Wow...thinking of US and union and it comes out UN...interesting

Speaking of which, can we get an edit function?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:16 PM (bgcml)

Posted by: Michael Smith at November 27, 2010 05:16 PM (o74mN)

33 So, how come the liberals lining up for a little TSA gate action are the likes of Eleanor Clift?

Posted by: 18-1

Because their dusty old cooters haven't been felt up since Carter was in office.

Posted by: MrCaniac for Pledge for Cooters at November 27, 2010 05:16 PM (oREHE)

34 My friends grandparents had a farm that we used to go to quite a bit and we'd shoot and eat squirrel while we were there. Been a while, but the way i remember us skinning them was to tie their cute little back paws to a string that was attached to a nail on a post and then we'd cut the skin away from the back legs and tail, then grab the tail and just pull straight back, the skin would come right off. Cut up, cook how how you want and chow down.

Posted by: martha stewarts left nipple at November 27, 2010 05:16 PM (lnUW/)

35

As horrendous as it was, Kelly Preston was pretty hot in "Battlefield Earth."

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at November 27, 2010 09:58 PM (rQTdM)

And that blond elf was really hot in the Lord of the Rings! I think her name was Leggy or something like that...

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 27, 2010 05:17 PM (bgcml)

36

NORKs recall their foreign "guest workers."

Have they done this before?

Posted by: Michael Smith at November 27, 2010 10:16 PM (o74mN)

When NK nukes Seoul how many seconds do you think it will be before we hear "Bushes fault!"?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:18 PM (bgcml)

37

What you need?

Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 10:18 PM (5I8G0)

Can you guys handle typos or did you think I meant there was a need somewhere for BANNANTION!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:19 PM (bgcml)

38 Decker?  Yeah, Decker was a crazy fuck, but what the hell did anyone want ME to do about it?!  I'm a DOCTOR, not a cockstroking headshrink, damn it, and for all I care they can save the Deckers of the universe for a time when they start putting counselors on these ships to soothe the poor widdle fucking feelings of these fucknut psycho starship captains.

Besides, space will make you crazy.  Beats me how space hasn't made every last one of us crazy.  Sometimes I think I'm the last sane one left.

As for all those people on the third planet, I can't help them.  They're dead.  So get the fuck off my back.

Posted by: Dr. Leonard McCoy at November 27, 2010 05:21 PM (F5Gxy)

39 Pearl’s Rainbow’s lesbian owner, Heather Carruthers, said it was a business decision based on tough economic realities,

So I guess the summer fall winter of recovery thing didn't pan out?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:22 PM (bgcml)

40 Heh, what post was that?  I can change it.

Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 10:20 PM (5I8G0)

Post #31 - I meant to write Union, not UN

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:22 PM (bgcml)

41 I think her name was Leggy or something like that... Posted by: Barack Obama at November 27, 2010 10:17 PM (bgcml) Legolam? Anyway, I think that cute blonde elf was actually a HE. One of the Hanson boys, I believe...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:22 PM (tJjm/)

42 Decisions, decisions... should I spend the next two or three hours chatting with perfect strangers on the ONT, or actually read a book for once in my life... Hmmm....

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:24 PM (tJjm/)

43 martha- we just watched a movie last night where they had killed some squirrels and were skinning them.  That's pretty much how she did it.  The movie was The Winter Bones. Good flick.  Kind of a depressing movie, but interesting and the acting was excellent.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 27, 2010 05:25 PM (Z71Vg)

44 Good Grief! Federal Workers earning $150K rose 1300% last year! So Obama proposes a salary freeze.....on the military! h/t Maet!

So have we identified any Republican office holders actually taking about this outrage...let alone doing anything about it?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:25 PM (bgcml)

45 We are perfect, aren't we?

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 05:26 PM (4kH8z)

46 Decisions, decisions... should I spend the next two or three hours chatting with perfect strangers on the ONT, or actually read a book for once in my life...

What are your book choices?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:26 PM (bgcml)

47 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin?

Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 05:26 PM (tJjm/)

48 Evening, all!  I loved Benny Hill.  Had a little nephew who was 6, and when I babysat we'd always watch the show.  He had 2 little bald-headed baby brothers, 4 and 2, and he loved to go over to them and pat them on the head just like Benny Hill did to the bald guy.  (Well, I guess you just kinda had to be there....) 

Picked up a little bug or something from being with family this week so I'm out very early.  Just wanted to pop in and say hello.  Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great!  

Posted by: Theresa D at November 27, 2010 05:27 PM (ZeqEU)

49 we just watched a movie last night where they had killed some squirrels and were skinning them.

If you like your squirrel meat, you can eat your squirrel meat.


Posted by: Barack Obama at November 27, 2010 05:27 PM (bgcml)

50 51 Decisions, decisions... should I spend the next two or three hours chatting with perfect strangers on the ONT, or actually read a book for once in my life... What are your book choices? Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM (bgcml) Actually, I'm one chapter away from completing Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, written back in the 1700's as the very first Gothic Romance. It's really surprisingly good - kind of short, but it's like Walpole was strung out on amphetamines when he wrote it. Imagine the entire plot of War and Peace condensed to about 120 pages. The pace is absolutely manic.

Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 05:29 PM (tJjm/)

51 So I follow Shirley Manson on FB and she has been on a tear complaining about robots. I lol'd.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:30 PM (bgcml)

52 So when will the lefties drag out their banners and giant paper-mache heads in protest of the new Korean war?

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 05:31 PM (4kH8z)

53 Actually, I'm one chapter away from completing Walpole's The Castle of Otranto,

Ok - so we'll expect a book report by around post 150 or so.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:31 PM (bgcml)

54 Oh, off album selling sock! I bet anyone over the age of 40 remembers that commercial, though, lol...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:31 PM (tJjm/)

55 So when will the lefties drag out their banners and giant paper-mache heads in protest of the new Korean war?

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 10:31 PM (4kH8z)

Dude - we'll finally be able to get into the StarCraft 2 servers!!!!

Posted by: Your Average Obama Voter at November 27, 2010 05:32 PM (bgcml)

56 Just got a notice that if congress doesn't act, my unemployment will run out next week. That should add some excitement to the lame duck session.

Posted by: bigred likes roses at November 27, 2010 05:32 PM (cX9pO)

57 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 05:32 PM (jzOkH)

58 whoa, and shazzam!

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at November 27, 2010 05:32 PM (YTqWE)

59 I bet anyone over the age of 40 remembers that commercial, though, lol... Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 10:31 PM (tJjm/) I even remember the parody Firesign Theater did of it.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at November 27, 2010 05:33 PM (AZGON)

60 @58: I'll save it for the Sunday book thread. Actually, I still have to report on King Solomon's Mines, come to think of it... 19th century Victorians were supposedly terribly repressed, but Alan Quartermain sure seems to have spent an awful lot of time trying to scale the nipple on the twin mountains known as Queen Sheba's Breasts...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:33 PM (tJjm/)

61 Fucking space sock.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 05:33 PM (AZGON)

62 Oh and speaking of the possibility of a Second Korean War - we'd be likely to lose and equivalent number of military personal to the entire WoT in a few weeks...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:34 PM (bgcml)

63 off, football sock

Posted by: bigred at November 27, 2010 05:34 PM (cX9pO)

64 The movie was The Winter Bones. Good flick. Kind of a depressing movie, but interesting and the acting was excellent.................................Could it have been Winter's Bone? I went to put it on my Netflix and that's the only one i could find.

Posted by: martha stewarts left nipple at November 27, 2010 05:35 PM (HKVGZ)

65 Here's the entire Eleganza catalog.

Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 10:13 PM (5I8G0)

Just in time for Christmas!  Dashikis and puffy shirts coming right up for all the Morons!

Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 05:35 PM (a3Z62)

66 19th century Victorians were supposedly terribly repressed,

Yeah they were! Wanna fight about it?

Posted by: Hollywood at November 27, 2010 05:35 PM (bgcml)

67 Oh and speaking of the possibility of a Second Korean War - we'd be likely to lose and equivalent number of military personal to the entire WoT in a few weeks...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:34 PM (bgcml)

Sure, states that can't feed themselves have the bestest armies ever.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:35 PM (CN+Qv)

68 64 I bet anyone over the age of 40 remembers that commercial, though, lol... Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 10:31 PM (tJjm/) I even remember the parody Firesign Theater did of it. Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at November 27, 2010 10:33 PM (AZGON) Yeah, I vaguely remember somebody doing a hilarious spoof of it...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (tJjm/)

69 Oh, off album selling sock!

I bet anyone over the age of 40 remembers that commercial, though, lol...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 10:31 PM (tJjm/)

I never knew WTH he was saying when it came to "Polovetzian," and I took 12 years of classical piano lessons.  Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (a3Z62)

70 But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. --Ottmar Edenhofer, joint chair of the IPCC's Working Group 3

Wow

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (bgcml)

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (dpZT8)

72 War Damn Overnight Eagle.

And could I just say, toby, that you comported yourself extremely well for a Bammer?  Except that wishing for the guy to get injured thing.  But I'll let that slide, I've felt the same way.

Trying to thing of something else conciliatory to say to a Bammer.  Oh, how about: SEC!  SEC!  SEC!

Posted by: FUBAR at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (McG46)

73 Sorry martha.  yes, that's the one.  It's about the meth "culture", takes place in the Ozarks. 

Posted by: jewells45 at November 27, 2010 05:38 PM (Z71Vg)

74 Victorians were about as repressed as a Nymphomaniacs Anonymous convention in Bangkok. There were 20,000 prostitutes in London in the late 19th century, and from 1801 to 1901 the population of the isles went from 16 million to 41 million -- despite the Irish potato famine and enough emigration to start up three new countries. Somebody was getting some.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 05:38 PM (4kH8z)

75

Sure, states that can't feed themselves have the bestest armies ever.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 10:35 PM (CN+Qv)

Well, they weren't feeding themselves too well last time, and they didn't have all the pre-positioned artillery and nuclear weapons.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:38 PM (bgcml)

76 How appropriate...*rolls eyes*

Erdogan to receive 'Gaddafi Human Rights Prize' in Libya

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 10:37 PM (dpZT

well it gets some points for comedy, anyway.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:39 PM (CN+Qv)

77 75 Sometimes the mask slips off.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 05:39 PM (bIhwe)

78 80 Yeah,ever see a cornered,starving rat fight?

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 05:40 PM (bIhwe)

79 I never knew WTH he was saying when it came to "Polovetzian," and I took 12 years of classical piano lessons. Thanks for clearing that up. Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 10:37 PM (a3Z62) I actually found that quote by binging "...but did you know that Stranger in Paradise is actually + Boroden"

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:40 PM (tJjm/)

80 "but it would seem Maet is in Mexico trying spring Genghis from a Tijuana jail. He wouldn't tell me what he's in jail for but I'm sure we can have fun speculating!" And 56+ posts and not a word on this. My question: It wouldn't have anything to do with Tunnels, would it?

Posted by: TheSev at November 27, 2010 05:40 PM (iHeMr)

81 Sometimes the mask slips off.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 10:39 PM (bIhwe)

Yes - but it seems on pare with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's slip of the truth in scope to me...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:41 PM (bgcml)

82

Well, they weren't feeding themselves too well last time, and they didn't have all the pre-positioned artillery and nuclear weapons.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:38 PM (bgcml)

Nuclear weapons in a hangar in Pyongyang aren't of any military significance. And you don't start a war by lobbing shells at some crap island. You do that when you want to be bought off.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:41 PM (CN+Qv)

83 Saw this over at Big Government, another fine entry in the Monty California is Boned series.
 
Evening, all. Squirrel is one tasty rodent.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 05:42 PM (h0RtZ)

84 Disney should have updated Jose Carioca as a South American drug lord for DuckTales.

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 27, 2010 05:42 PM (0IR+C)

85 59 Oh, off album selling sock!

I bet anyone over the age of 40 remembers that commercial, though, lol... Posted by: CoolCzech

Was it me? I sold more records in England than the Beatles!

Posted by: Slim Whitman at November 27, 2010 05:42 PM (oREHE)

86 76 How appropriate...*rolls eyes* Erdogan to receive 'Gaddafi Human Rights Prize' in Libya Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 10:37 PM (dpZT Ka-goofey got rid of his nuke program because he was afraid Cheney would come after him next. Now with Bambi in charge... any bets that Ka-goofey will be starting up again?

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:43 PM (tJjm/)

87 Nuclear weapons in a hangar in Pyongyang aren't of any military significance. And you don't start a war by lobbing shells at some crap island. You do that when you want to be bought off. Yeah, that's what John Bolton thought when interviewed on a Ricochet podcast. This is just a way to squeeze some more blackmail from the West.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 05:44 PM (AZGON)

88

Good Evening Moronettes and Morons:

I do not need the so called Environmental Movement/AGW crowd for wealth redistribution.

I have teenage daughters. They do a good enough job of redistributing Mrs. Mallamutt's and I wealth as it is.

 

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 05:44 PM (OWjjx)

89 Yeah,ever see a cornered,starving rat fight?

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 10:40 PM (bIhwe)

Didn't work out for the Germans in Stalingrad.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:44 PM (CN+Qv)

90

Nuclear weapons in a hangar in Pyongyang aren't of any military significance. And you don't start a war by lobbing shells at some crap island. You do that when you want to be bought off.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 10:41 PM (CN+Qv)

I certainly hope you are right. But then again, what does a blackmailer do when his victim won't pay up anymore?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:44 PM (bgcml)

91 Somehow Scotty manages to plug wire A into socket B despite his hungover state (the only state he knows)

It would have been done a lot quicker if you'd beamed someone with me who knew a rectal thermometer from an anti-matter injector. BTW, when it comes to circuit repair, you must have thought Ohm's Law was another regulation you could wipe your fat arse with

Posted by: Montgomery Scott at November 27, 2010 05:44 PM (vdfwz)

92 78 Sorry martha. yes, that's the one. It's about the meth "culture", takes place in the Ozarks. .........................Thanks, it does sound good.

Posted by: martha stewarts left nipple at November 27, 2010 05:45 PM (lnUW/)

93 I am informed that South Korea has lifted the evacuation order. Via Hot Air's headlines.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 05:45 PM (mKMj1)

94 96 Nor in Berlin.The Russian casualtiees in the 2 battles were probably upwards of 1 million ,however.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 05:45 PM (bIhwe)

95 How appropriate...*rolls eyes*

Erdogan to receive 'Gaddafi Human Rights Prize' in Libya
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 10:37 PM (dpZT


Ka-goofey got rid of his nuke program because he was afraid Cheney would come after him next. Now with Bambi in charge... any bets that Ka-goofey will be starting up again?

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 10:43 PM (tJjm/)

Doubtful - he's getting to old for that crap. He's having a better time hanging with his Amazon legion and spending oil money.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:45 PM (CN+Qv)

96 I think SK called off the evacuation and told folks to take off their Mad Max costumes and come out of the shelters.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 05:46 PM (kn74g)

97 I don't think the Norks want the balloon to go up either.Brinksmanship is dangerous though and there is the law of unintended consequences.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 05:46 PM (bIhwe)

98 Nor in Berlin.The Russian casualtiees in the 2 battles were probably upwards of 1 million ,however.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 10:45 PM (bIhwe)

Not after they were cut off. Sixth army did nothing other than hang on and starve. The casualties in the operation were taken elsewhere, by supplied troops in counterattacks on overextended Russians forces. 

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:48 PM (CN+Qv)

99

Sorry, got distracted by the kiddies.  Kinda late to change it now!

Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 10:42 PM (5I8G0)

Z'ok.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:48 PM (bgcml)

100 106 I don't think the Norks want the balloon to go up either.Brinksmanship is dangerous though and there is the law of unintended consequences.

Especially as Kim Jong Ill reaches the end of his pathetic, yet still destructive existence.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 05:49 PM (dpZT8)

101 I don't think the Norks want the balloon to go up either.Brinksmanship is dangerous though and there is the law of unintended consequences.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 10:46 PM (bIhwe)

Yes. I don't think the NK leaders up there want to exchange their lives for even large numbers of South Korean civilians.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:49 PM (CN+Qv)

102 SECRET DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION

To: Kim Jong Il Jr.

Hey you fuckin' slant eyed dwarf, if you launch another bottle rocket over the Japan Sea while I'm giving a kick ass speech on Prime Time, I'm personally going to bust a cap on your g--- ass

Sincerely,

Barack H Obama, President of the United States of America





Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 05:49 PM (vdfwz)

103

. .........................Thanks, it does sound good.

Well, it's different.  It's an independent film.  Like I said it's kind of depressing, but I was really impressed with the girl who played the lead, can't remember her name.  I've never seen her before.  She was excellent. 

Posted by: jewells45 at November 27, 2010 05:50 PM (Z71Vg)

104 How to troubleshoot and repair Christmas Lights This is pretty handy about this time of year.

Good grief!  Just go to Costco, RiteAid, CVS, Target, pretty much anywhere, they're about 3 bucks a box.  I put up some lights today on the big front window (inside), major climbing around bullshit, two sets of icicle lights, got it finished, plugged 'em in.  D'oh!  One set twinkles, the other doesn't.  Sigh.  Open first beer of the day.  Start over.  But they look really nice.  I put some in the bedroom window, too.  All twinkling.  Labeled the rest of the sets for future reference:  works/no twinkle, works/twinkle, doesn't work (yes, I kept that one, I still don't know why).

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 05:50 PM (zxpIo)

105

I certainly hope you are right. But then again, what does a blackmailer do when his victim won't pay up anymore?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:44 PM (bgcml)

Obama won't pay? Since when?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:50 PM (CN+Qv)

106 IMHO, you shouldn't change it anyway.  A card laid is a card played.  Besides, the typos often provide the bestest unintentional humor

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 05:51 PM (jzOkH)

107 Ok, please guess the decade that this picture of Susan Estrich is from....

http://tinyurl.com/dmm3hk

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 05:51 PM (bgcml)

108 I think the passing of the vibrator to Mr. Ronery's kid is not going well.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 05:52 PM (kn74g)

109

Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 10:49 PM (vdfwz)

Puh-lease. The real Barry would have apologized for scheduling his speech during Kim Jong Ill's little adventure and blamed America for not better understanding North Korea.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 05:52 PM (OWjjx)

110 Another potential flashpoint:

Ahead of Egypt's parliamentary elections, Muslim Brotherhood says cutting "illegitimate" relations with Israel will be top priority.


Mubarak is smart though and has already cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood ahead of Egypt's Parliamentary elections.  They won't win, this time.  But what happens when Mubarak finally kicks off? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 05:52 PM (dpZT8)

111

Yes. I don't think the NK leaders up there want to exchange their lives for even large numbers of South Korean civilians.

Posted by: Oldcat

How realistic are they, though?

There is no way to judge that, at least not from a civilian sitting room. It's a bit nerve-wracking, though, given what I do know about NoKo.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 05:52 PM (mKMj1)

112 Can I blame all the liberal press types for starting this in Alaska?  Time frame is about right.  Gonorrhea outbreak in Alaska.

Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 10:50 PM (5I8G0)

That's right...I'm back and I've available ladies...

Posted by: Levi Johnston at November 27, 2010 05:53 PM (bgcml)

113 120 Chaos.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 05:53 PM (bIhwe)

114 How realistic are they, though?

There is no way to judge that, at least not from a civilian sitting room. It's a bit nerve-wracking, though, given what I do know about NoKo.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 10:52 PM (mKMj1)

So, the American people really do love me...don't they? And they deserve Obamacare for voting for me don't they?

Posted by: Barack Obama Totally Not in a Cocoon in 2010... at November 27, 2010 05:54 PM (bgcml)

115 Ok, please guess the decade that this picture of Susan Estrich is from....

How embarrassing.

Posted by: Maureen Dowd at November 27, 2010 05:54 PM (0IR+C)

116 90 Disney should have updated Jose Carioca as a South American drug lord for DuckTales.

"DuckTales" was actually a very socially relevant series.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 05:54 PM (F5Gxy)

117 SECRET DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION

To: David the Dipshit Cameron

Dear Your Lightness,

Are you smarter than a 5th Grader? For that matter, are you smarter than a King Charles Spaniel.  You must be royalty because you're so fucking stupid you have to be the product of inbreeding.

Sincerely,

Barack H Obama, President of the United States and Harvard Law Review

Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 05:55 PM (vdfwz)

118

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:51 PM (bgcml)

 

Actually, that is recent. Saw her on Fox News a few weeks ago. Actually, I heard her first (she has a very distinct voice) and wandered over to the t.v. and had to do a double take. She looks about 20 years younger.

While I have no solid proof, I suspect Ms. Esterich has had done some serious "work" and, if so, whoever did it is the Worlds Greatest Plastic Surgeon.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 05:55 PM (OWjjx)

119 How realistic are they, though?

There is no way to judge that, at least not from a civilian sitting room. It's a bit nerve-wracking, though, given what I do know about NoKo.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 10:52 PM (mKMj1)

I had practice runs with the Soviet Leaders all my life. Believe me, they have good survival instincts. If not, they'd be dead in infighting already.

If they wanted the ball to drop, there's no sense wasting time with skirmishes. They'd come over the border and go for it. Its what they did in 1950.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 05:56 PM (CN+Qv)

120 @117: 70's? I like the way she has "Pat Me!" up on her site. Typical liberal... If Bush, can you imagine, etc...

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:56 PM (tJjm/)

121 89 Saw this over at Big Government, another fine entry in the Monty California is Boned series. .....compounding the problem is the fact that in 2005 after CalPERS lost 1/3 of its assets in the dotcom bubble it created a “new rate stabilization policy,” another Madoff worthy statistical trick. The new policy changed the model’s Actuarial Value of Assets (AVA), a method of smoothing the asset valuation, from an average of 3 years to an average of 15, thus inflating the average assets held due to previously strong years. By doing this they masked the downturn in the assets thinking the following years would allow them to catch up and smooth out the massive dotcom loss. Trouble is, 2008-2009 came along which shot holes in this assumption and now they are in even worse shape. Think about this. That's like seeing a stock appreciate 20% one year, and then projecting that rate of increase annually twenty years into the future as if it were guaranteed. You'd be banking on a compounded return of 3800%. Sort of psychotic. Actually it's worse. It's like arbitrarily choosing a span of time that brackets high appreciation and using that as an index of growth. Mutual fund sales ads do this crap all the time, focusing on the good years. If there is one thing we do well in Clownifornia, it's kick the can down the road. We do it so well it apparently works indefinitely. Nevertheless, one wonders how long psychosis can persist before banging its forehead into the dumpster of denial.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 05:57 PM (AZGON)

122 @129: Sounds like Susan Estrogen has followed Joan River's lead and actually broken through the Plastic Barrier - the point when she stops looking weirder with each round of surgery, and actually starts to look normal again.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:58 PM (tJjm/)

123

#17

Bestest Star Trek episode synopsis ever.

LOL, ROFL, etc.

Posted by: schizuki at November 27, 2010 05:58 PM (M+lbD)

124
"DuckTales" was actually a very socially relevant series.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 10:54 PM (F5Gxy)

You know what I love about that video? Aside from teh funneh of course.

You can see Scrooge's money bin behind the playground.

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 27, 2010 05:59 PM (0IR+C)

125

So, the American people really do love me...don't they? And they deserve Obamacare for voting for me don't they?

Posted by: Barack Obama Totally Not in a Cocoon in 2010...

Oh, fuck, no, and since I didn't vote for you, I not only don't deserve it, but I object. Forcefully.

And, sorry, Barry, but you are an idjit. I use the Irish spelling on purpose!

(otherwise known as Ack! Gag! Spit!)

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 05:59 PM (mKMj1)

126 10 Here we are now. Entertain us. Posted by: Michael Smith at November 27, 2010 09:51 PM (o74mN) Just as soon as I get this loaded, baby...

Posted by: Kurt Cobain at November 27, 2010 06:00 PM (tJjm/)

127

 Sounds like Susan Estrogen has followed Joan River's lead and actually broken through the Plastic Barrier - the point when she stops looking weirder with each round of surgery, and actually starts to look normal again

I think so as well. Again, I was absolutely shocked when I saw her a few weeks ago.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 06:00 PM (OWjjx)

128 Yeah, that's what John Bolton thought when interviewed on a Ricochet podcast. This is just a way to squeeze some more blackmail from the West.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:44 PM (AZGON)

Thanks.  I haven't listened to the latest one yet and I didn't know that the moustache was on.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 06:00 PM (BvBKY)

129 SECRET DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION

To  Hu Jintao, Hu B Da Prez of da Ch---s

Hey Hu, I'm gonna be a little late with the payment this week. Da woman done took my stash and she was down with the home girls at da nail shop

I'm good for it man, my man from Riyad got somethin' goin' down, and he'll be in town tomorrow night.

Barack H Obama, President of the United States, credit rating B+

Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 06:01 PM (vdfwz)

130 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin?

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

Is that right, you Kansas City queer?

Well, John Wesley Hardin was so mean he once shot a man... jes'  fer snorin.'

Posted by: Time-Life Books' Old West at November 27, 2010 06:01 PM (M+lbD)

131 I use the Irish spelling on purpose! (otherwise known as Ack! Gag! Spit!) Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 10:59 PM (mKMj1) You gotta admire a woman with a porpoise!

Posted by: Jacque Cousteau at November 27, 2010 06:01 PM (tJjm/)

132 No talks have started so NK will have to do something else to get it's bitches to pony up some more goodies. But, one more thing could just as easily make the SKs say, "Fuck it. It's on, bitches!" I sense the SKs want this bullshit over and will go to war if attacked again. NK fucked up.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 06:02 PM (kn74g)

133 speaking of podcasts, are there any other good ones out there?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 06:02 PM (jzOkH)

134 Yeah, Susans been gone a long time.  Must have had some serious work done.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 27, 2010 06:02 PM (Z71Vg)

135 You can see Scrooge's money bin behind the playground.

So you can!  I never noticed that before.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 06:03 PM (F5Gxy)

136 Well, better finish that book... night guys. (& gals)

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 06:06 PM (tJjm/)

137

If they wanted the ball to drop, there's no sense wasting time with skirmishes. They'd come over the border and go for it. Its what they did in 1950.

Posted by: Oldcat

Indeed, you're right about 1950. But that was when they were led by a true believer. I have done some reading about the Kims and their regime, but I'm finding it harder to get a grasp on them than on the Soviets.

Is it correct to assume that the rest of the military has a better grasp of reality than the family Kim? And that they can guide the nut-jobs (or nudge their insanity?) in a rational direction?

The initial assumption that this was another round of Dane-geld still feels accurate, but I keep having doubts.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 06:06 PM (mKMj1)

138 NK fucked up.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 11:02 PM (kn74g)

Perhaps. But the NKs do have artillery that can range on the capital. While the damage would be less than alarmists say if they started firing. people would get killed. That's a hole card that SK can't ignore just because they are in a snit.

Plus the US will probably be pressuring them to give in and buy them off.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:06 PM (CN+Qv)

139 Yeah, Susans been gone a long time. Must have had some serious work done. Posted by: jewells45 I wonder if she had tits and ass thrown in, too. Good outcome. Maybe they did it with nanotech from Area 51.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 06:06 PM (kn74g)

140
I sense the SKs want this bullshit over and will go to war if attacked again.

NK fucked up.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 11:02 PM (kn74g)

The NoRKs have thousands of artillery pieces stationed within range of Seoul. Hopefully the SKs have figured out what to do about them before they head north.

Posted by: joncelli at November 27, 2010 06:07 PM (MLQL2)

141 What with Barry weakened after the mid-terms, this is the perfect time for the Norks to rattle the saber and get some sugar from the West in return for piping down. Maybe some discount fuel or groceries, or "safe" nuke tech. Barry is okay with the Iranian bugnutters playing with "safe" nuke tech, why not the Norks? Or maybe Li'l Kim wants a visit from Madeleine Albright and her champagne glasses. John Bolton pointed out how even the Bush administration went soft on the Norks regarding concessions from the West.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 06:07 PM (AZGON)

142

The NoRKs have thousands of artillery pieces stationed within range of Seoul. Hopefully the SKs have figured out what to do about them before they head north.

Posted by: joncelli at November 27, 2010 11:07 PM (MLQL2)

Even if they have them registered, they will get some shots off. I think this will temper their response to these provocations.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:09 PM (CN+Qv)

143 150, True, but the SKs aren't stupid. They know the next thing NK does to get more chocolate and shiny things will be notched up from 5 to 6. What should the SKs do, wait until it reaches 11?

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 06:09 PM (kn74g)

144 Ah, oldcat got there first. I guess it all depends on just how quickly the SKs could move after putting the vulnerable population of Seoul in shelters. If they could do that quickly and quietly it would negate the fear factor from the NoRK pieces. But I don't see the political will in SK to do something like that.

Posted by: joncelli at November 27, 2010 06:10 PM (MLQL2)

145 John Bolton pointed out how even the Bush administration went soft on the Norks regarding concessions from the West.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 11:07 PM (AZGON)

Well its cheaper to buy them off. What they think of as fabulous wealth is what Hollywood blows on cocaine.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:10 PM (CN+Qv)

146 #152  The NoRKs have thousands of artillery pieces stationed within range of Seoul. Hopefully the SKs have figured out what to do about them before they head north.

I'm sure their locations have already been pre-programmed into dedicated bombers and cruise missiles assigned to take them out. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 06:10 PM (dpZT8)

147 A few days ago people commented on editors ending copy with 30 - Just watched Kurt Russell in Mean Season and during the final sequence of the movie Russell ended an editorial with /30.

Posted by: 13times at November 27, 2010 06:11 PM (h6XiD)

148 SECRET DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION

To: Republic of France Presidential Security

Hey guys, the woman and kidz want a tour of the Eiffel Tower and some cheese cafes. Do you think you could ask Nicky to take her personally? I want some one on one with his missus. I've got twice his height, ten times his brains, one hundred times his game.  Tell her that old saying; once you go black ...

Barack H Obama, President of the United States and Monsieur Grand

Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 06:12 PM (vdfwz)

149 The thing about North Korea's drunk man with a gun school of diplomacy is that at some point someone is going to decide "holy shit, he's going to shoot me!" and pulls one on you first. It looks like South Korea's heading down that path.

Fortunately for the North Koreans, they know the U.S. will protect them.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 06:12 PM (4kH8z)

150

Peaches, you keep the lights that don’t work so you can cannibalize the bulbs. At least that’s what I do.

 

We started decorating today, but then we took a break and I got sucked into Brad Thor’s new book “The Athena Project” and now I’m highly suspicious of what is going on under the Denver International Airport.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 06:12 PM (RZ8pf)

151 How many elbows would it take to stitch Obama's mouth shut?

Posted by: TexasJew at November 27, 2010 06:13 PM (CoFwW)

152 If the NKs shoot at the carrier headed their way, then you know the vibrator hand-off in NK went tits up.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 06:14 PM (kn74g)

153 Well, the best podcast I know is The History of Rome.  Half an hour, weekly.

You might also like Peter Robinson's vidcast Uncommon Knowledge.


Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 06:16 PM (BvBKY)

154 If the NKs shoot at the carrier headed their way, then you know the vibrator hand-off in NK went tits up.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 11:14 PM (kn74g)

Actually, that might not be all that dumb - because nobody will get hurt for real, yet it escalates things and gets our State Department into it.

Sinking the carrier would be dumb.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:16 PM (CN+Qv)

155 thanks, Amish. 

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 06:17 PM (jzOkH)

156 Like somebody upthread said -- one presumes that the NK military knows up from down. Unless of course there's a commissar there with a gun pointed at their officers' heads. In which case, a lot of people are screwed.

Posted by: joncelli at November 27, 2010 06:17 PM (MLQL2)

157

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 06:18 PM (RZ8pf)

158 Oh, PAWAIS, I'm so jealous!  I hate reading hard cover books, so have to wait for it in paperback.  Okay to still call you PGiS or are you pretty committed to the new name(s)?

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 06:19 PM (zxpIo)

159

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

How about mauve?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:19 PM (CN+Qv)

160 Unless of course there's a commissar there with a gun pointed at their officers' heads. In which case, a lot of people are screwed.
Posted by: joncelli

That has been on my mind. Just a little.

Why, no, my nails haven't been chewed past the wrist. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 06:20 PM (mKMj1)

161

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

How about mauve?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 11:19 PM (CN+Qv)

Are we really going down this path again?

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 06:21 PM (OWjjx)

162

Well, the best podcast I know is The History of Rome.

I just found this one not too long ago.  It's really good.

Posted by: Annabelle at November 27, 2010 06:22 PM (Zeljq)

163

Are we really going down this path again?

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 11:21 PM (OWjjx)

Youre no fun anymore

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:22 PM (CN+Qv)

164 I'm sorry, at this point I'm fully convinced that North Korea could kill everyone in Seoul and sink a carrier battle group with all hands lost, and all President Obama would do in response would be to put a concerned furrow in his brow and talk about the legitimate grievances of the North Korean government.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 06:22 PM (4kH8z)

165

Well, the best podcast I know is The History of Rome

That is right, clones.

But I think my podcast is 3 hours. And it is Hi-Lar-E-Ous. Full of me, racking myself, because my takes rock…unlike you clones who bring your weak stuff into the jungle day after day after day.

 

Oh, wait, different Rome……Out!

 

Posted by: Jim Rome at November 27, 2010 06:23 PM (OWjjx)

166

Okay to still call you PGiS or are you pretty committed to the new name(s)?

Yes, call me PGiS, I just toy with new names but at heart I'm still that girl.

I was going to wait to buy it but then I saw something about it at Big Hollywood and decided I couldn’t wait. And, Amazon gave me a happy present, I ordered the book last night at about 8pm and it was on my doorstep this morning at 10am, even though it said delivery would be Tuesday.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 06:23 PM (RZ8pf)

167 160 SECRET DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION

To: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Angie, it IS true what they say about us, not that you'll ever find out. You look like you took too many rides in the Nurburgring without a helmet

Barack H Obama,  Der Fuehrer von Amerikkka

Posted by: King Barry I at November 27, 2010 06:23 PM (vdfwz)

168 Actually, I'm being a little too hard on Barry. If all that went down I'm sure he'd find a way to blame Bush for it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 06:24 PM (4kH8z)

169 so should I go back and start at the beginning of the "History of Rome" series?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 06:24 PM (jzOkH)

170 I ordered the book last night at about 8pm and it was on my doorstep this morning at 10am

DAMN!!!

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 06:25 PM (zxpIo)

171 #176

Point.

Though Obama's vanity is never to be underestimated.

Posted by: Dianna at November 27, 2010 06:25 PM (mKMj1)

172

Youre no fun anymore

Still bumming over Boise getting beat last night………and now we have finally managed to come full circle on the mauve discussion (see what I did there).

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 06:25 PM (OWjjx)

173 166 Oldcat, I doubt seriously that the Norks could harm a US carrier. Eliminating their artillery is a much tougher task though.  Hardened sites, retractable tubes, underground resupply network -- face it, Seoul would be in for a very tough time if war started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 06:26 PM (h0RtZ)

174

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

Pimps hardest hit.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 06:29 PM (BvBKY)

175

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

Girl, you don't know what you are missing!

Posted by: Harley Quinn at November 27, 2010 06:31 PM (bgcml)

176 so should I go back and start at the beginning of the "History of Rome" series?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 11:24 PM (jzOkH)

I hear the beginning is a real bitch.

Posted by: Romulus and Remus at November 27, 2010 06:32 PM (bgcml)

177 Reuters is claiming the Norks have placed their surface-to-surface missiles on their launch pads: http://www.reuters.com/news/world

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 06:35 PM (6fER6)

178

And I’m not sure I’d ever take a guy in a lavender suit seriously. Or find him at all virile and appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 27, 2010 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

Did you see the full Eleganza catalog?  It actually gets even funnier.  See comment #70

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 06:35 PM (zxpIo)

179

While I have no solid proof, I suspect Ms. Esterich has had done some serious "work" and, if so, whoever did it is the Worlds Greatest Plastic Surgeon.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 10:55 PM (OWjjx)

Blood of virgins.  Works every time.

Posted by: Countess Erzsebet Bathory at November 27, 2010 06:37 PM (chhYn)

180 Oldcat, I doubt seriously that the Norks could harm a US carrier. Eliminating their artillery is a much tougher task though.  Hardened sites, retractable tubes, underground resupply network -- face it, Seoul would be in for a very tough time if war started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 11:26 PM (h0RtZ)

Well, a nuke missle overhead would be a real bad time. But yes, that's why its a good 'sabre rattling' move. Fire a air to ground missle in the general direction of the fleet, watch it get shot down and you have a new 'incident' without anything irrevocable happening.

Seoul would get some damage, and civilians would die. But the estimates of deaths and damage are probably excessive - look how hard it was to kill the soldiers in trenches in WWI. And in the other direction you just have to blow up all the holes they have to shoot out of with smart bombs to eventually wear them down. So the time they would have to fire would be limited. But a single preemptive strike to take them out before firing a shot is impossible.

Its just the kind of sticky situation that makes bribing the bad guys compelling.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:37 PM (CN+Qv)

181 Alton, his website has the archives and other information.

Posted by: Annabelle at November 27, 2010 06:37 PM (Zeljq)

182 Roast of Bob Saget coming on Comedy Central now. It's worth watching just for the Norm McDonald stuff.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 27, 2010 06:37 PM (JItMh)

183 191 Wow.  University of Miami fired their head football coach tonight.
Posted by: CDR M at November 27, 2010 11:36 PM

Please send me his resume

Posted by: Dan Snyder at November 27, 2010 06:38 PM (vdfwz)

184 Anybody ever catch the Governators early theatrical efforts?  A really low butget flick.  Here are highlights from Hercules in New York.  What a piece of crap.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 06:38 PM (Skc3Q)

185 Eliminating their artillery is a much tougher task though.  Hardened sites, retractable tubes, underground resupply network -- face it, Seoul would be in for a very tough time if war started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 11:26 PM (h0RtZ)

This is true and it might take awhile to eliminate those tubes. When I was stationed at Kunsan AB in the 90's we knew that but weren't worried too much about their Air Force. The people near the DMZ would be in for a rough time but as soon as the NK army started moving south it would be like the road to Basra in Gulf War 1. There are only a couple of corridors that are suitable for tanks and they are well known. They would be like sitting ducks.

Posted by: Bill R. at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (EhlQq)

186 Ace gettin' some squirrel or fightin' over some nuts. You make the call.

Fightin' over some nuts, easy.

No way, that that single Ewok is in any position to put down that chipmunk.

Bop it on the nose, or score an eventually lethal blow to the heart, whatever.

Just get the monster to run away from the pile of smoked almonds, long enough to gather them up to snack on, yo'self!




Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (Jb3+B)

187

Blood of virgins.  Works every time.

Posted by: Countess Erzsebet Bathory at November 27, 2010 11:37 PM (chhYn)

Wasn't Susan full of that stuff already?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (CN+Qv)

188 thanks, Annabelle.  I'm downloading the first couple of eps right now.

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2010 06:40 PM (jzOkH)

189 They would be like sitting ducks.

Posted by: Bill R. at November 27, 2010 11:39 PM (EhlQq)

Not to mention that the ROK army presumably has those areas fortified to hold them there for pounding.

And air interdiciton would mean that resupply would be pretty much absent. Save those bullets boys, you get no more.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:42 PM (CN+Qv)

190 Oldcat, I doubt seriously that the Norks could harm a US carrier. Eliminating their artillery is a much tougher task though.  Hardened sites, retractable tubes, underground resupply network -- face it, Seoul would be in for a very tough time if war started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 11:26 PM (h0RtZ)

The fact that their artillery is in hardened bunkers and only pops out to fire is an unintended weakness.  Certainly they will be able to get off a withering initial volley.  However, if the South Koreans and the US can force their artillery pieces into their bunkers and keep them there until Pyongyang is riddled with bomb craters, the regime may fall before it gets to use the artillery pieces for a second wave of strikes.

Posted by: Countess Erzsebet Bathory at November 27, 2010 06:43 PM (chhYn)

191

Anybody else got the Oklahoma – Oklahoma State game on……it appears that the Big 12 prohibits the use of a football element called “defense” in the last 4 minutes of a game.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 06:43 PM (OWjjx)

192 Fascinating book on the North Koreans - Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick. She interviewed several people who'd managed to defect into China, and then on to South Korea. Basically, the book tells the stories of their lives in NK, especially during the last famine. Terrible and sad and infuriating. Also, she describes how hard it is for them to integrate into SK society. Peaceful reunification, if it ever comes, will be a real bitch. Not that that's looking really likely now...

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at November 27, 2010 06:45 PM (rpLB1)

193

Wasn't Susan full of that stuff already?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 11:39 PM (CN+Qv)

Apparently she's figured out that it doesn't work if you drink it -- only when you bathe in it.

Posted by: Countess Erzsebet Bathory at November 27, 2010 06:45 PM (chhYn)

194 However, if the South Koreans and the US can force their artillery pieces into their bunkers and keep them there until Pyongyang is riddled with bomb craters, the regime may fall before it gets to use the artillery pieces for a second wave of strikes.

Posted by: Countess Erzsebet Bathory at November 27, 2010 11:43 PM (chhYn)

Unlikely to go for plastering civilian targets even up there. Certainly the loyalty of the army would be questionable once the commasar's bullet is less of a threat than the other sides' weapons.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 06:46 PM (CN+Qv)

195 Apparently The U has fired Coach Shannon.

Posted by: Miami Hurricane Desk at November 27, 2010 06:53 PM (BP6Z1)

196 Reuters is claiming the Norks have placed their surface-to-surface missiles on their launch pads: http://www.reuters.com/news/world Posted by: Anachronda Lovely.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 06:57 PM (kn74g)

197 the regime may fall before it gets to use the artillery pieces for a second wave of strikes.

How else will "this regime" fall if Japan doesn't step up and defend their interests.

Yeah, I said it.

I want Japan to have nukes.





Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 06:58 PM (Jb3+B)

198 I'm so glad we disbanned SAC.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 06:59 PM (LwLqV)

199 I'm so glad we disbanned SAC.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:59 PM (LwLqV)

What would you expect them to do in this situation?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:02 PM (CN+Qv)

200 75 But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. --Ottmar Edenhofer, joint chair of the IPCC's Working Group 3

Wow

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 10:37 PM (bgcml)

I just checked Watt's Up With That? to see if there was a handy link, but no joy.  Got a link, 18-1?

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 27, 2010 07:03 PM (9HTxX)

201 hey CDR M, whats the big change going tobe tonight?

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:03 PM (z9kBY)

202 Star Wars : Attack of the Clones is on tonight on cable. No wonder the ONT is half empty tonight
 

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:04 PM (vdfwz)

203 I can just picture Obama in the Situation Room (not tonight -- it's a weekend!) trying to deal with the crisis. In his head he's drafting the exciting chapter in his forthcoming memoir. "And at the crucial moment, I gave a speech!"

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 07:06 PM (4kH8z)

204 Bill R. & Oldcat, I'm sure not advocating that the Norks stand any chance on a successful invasion of the South. I'm just saying that there would be a human and infrastructure cost to the South. Remember that our troops are suffering casualties via 1911 era Enfields in Afghanistan.
 
As to a nuke lit off over our carrier group, the Norks have barely demonstrated the ability to weaponize plutonium, let alone miniaturize a warhead for missile use. Plus our mil spec computers are hardened against EMP (gallium arsenide microchips, Faraday cages and so forth).
 
As Bill so aptly pointed out, a land invasion of the South is exactly what our military is most suited for countering. 'Bloodbath' wouldn't do to describe this outcome.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 07:06 PM (h0RtZ)

205 Reuters is claiming the Norks have placed their surface-to-surface missiles on their launch pads: http://www.reuters.com/news/world
Posted by: Anachronda

Lovely.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 11:57 PM (kn74g)

Since they had to move them to the forward areas, these don't have the range to hit anything populated that their arty can't hit already. They could fire on the fleet if ships get in range.

Saber rattle part three.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:07 PM (CN+Qv)

206 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

Out of my way you old gasbag limey, I got me some Christmas albums to sell !

Posted by: Christy Lane at November 27, 2010 07:08 PM (vdfwz)

207 Since everyone seems to know that a North Korean invasion of the South would be a bloodbath -- why do it? Why not sit tight, pound away at Seoul, and let the imperialists and running dogs come get ground up in the Dear Leader's defenses?

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 07:10 PM (4kH8z)

208 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

I'm Bill Shatner and this is my wife Marcie Shatner. Tastes like butter ... Promise!

Posted by: William Shatner at November 27, 2010 07:11 PM (vdfwz)

209

Accordingly, effective midnight GMT, The Al Haig Trust will be taking over the AOSHQ site. We will be changing the format and will be broadcasting it in frequency-modulation, those in the military will understand this to simply mean FM.

My trust trusts you will understand and come to embrace this change.

The Legal Directors of the Al Haig Trust

Posted by Open Blogger at 08:28

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:12 PM (z9kBY)

210

Bill R. & Oldcat, I'm sure not advocating that the Norks stand any chance on a successful invasion of the South. I'm just saying that there would be a human and infrastructure cost to the South. Remember that our troops are suffering casualties via 1911 era Enfields in Afghanistan.

I agree. Actually going to war has almost zero chance of working out well for the Northern leaders. Attacking them in turn has a pretty severe human and political cost for us and the ROK. Maintaining the status quo by buying the NK off is by far the best option, even if a decent president was in charge. With Barry running things, we really really want them to buy them off.  Fighting the Korean war would be bad enough without bullshit rules of engagement the Dems might well put in place.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:12 PM (CN+Qv)

Posted by: newser at November 27, 2010 07:13 PM (gpcoX)

212 Since everyone seems to know that a North Korean invasion of the South would be a bloodbath -- why do it? Why not sit tight, pound away at Seoul, and let the imperialists and running dogs come get ground up in the Dear Leader's defenses?

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 28, 2010 12:10 AM (4kH8z)

Because we wouldn't do it that way.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:13 PM (CN+Qv)

213 I had a lime green leisure suit with a wide orange tie. At the time I thought it was pretty badass.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 07:17 PM (kn74g)

214

Since they had to move them to the forward areas, these don't have the range to hit anything populated that their arty can't hit already. They could fire on the fleet if ships get in range.

They have had surface to surface missles that can hit most anywhere in SK except Cheju Island for many years now. Their artillery can reach Seoul which is close to the DMZ. That missle they sent over Japan could probably hit Cheju but it is unknown if they have a quantity of those or not. And as Gnubreed pointed out, the ability to explode a nuke and put one on a missle is two distinctly different things. The big question is, are they moving their troops to the forward staging areas or are they just playing chess with their missles? The troops are key.

Posted by: Bill R. at November 27, 2010 07:17 PM (EhlQq)

215 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

Nobody got laid in the back of a '49 DeSoto to The Polovetzian Dance, pops. Now get the greatest backseat hits of the 50s! Not sold in any store!

Posted by: K-Tel Records at November 27, 2010 07:17 PM (vdfwz)

216 The big question is, are they moving their troops to the forward staging areas or are they just playing chess with their missles?

Posted by: Bill R. at November 28, 2010 12:17 AM (EhlQq)

Given that the report seemed to indicate these were based near the china sea, where the exercises are being held, it seems like this is the chess move. In a real war, it would be a good way to get your missles blown up, to put them on the pad and not fire them at once.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:20 PM (CN+Qv)

217 Dear Leader vs Dear Reader (have TOTUS will travel) what a matchup.
 
Oh my!

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 07:20 PM (h0RtZ)

218 Dear Leader vs Dear Reader (have TOTUS will travel) what a matchup.
 
Oh my!

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 28, 2010 12:20 AM (h0RtZ)

Maybe he will send Hillary in.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:21 PM (CN+Qv)

219 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

I presented the lovely ladies to my talents on rich Corinthian leather in the back seat of my Cordoba to the lovely melodies from Carmen

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at November 27, 2010 07:21 PM (vdfwz)

220 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

Nothin' like a handjob, with a little Wesson..al..i..ty!

Posted by: Florence Henderson at November 27, 2010 07:23 PM (vdfwz)

221 52 I'm Sure You Recognize This Lovely Melody As Stranger In Paradise. But Did You Know That The Original Theme Was From The Polovetzian Dance Number Two By Borodin? Posted by: That Classy Brit That Used to Sell Classical Albums on TV Back in the Seventies at November 27, 2010 10:26 PM

Hello, I'm Rula Lenska, and everywhere I go, people ask me "who the fuck are you". Even the old Polovetzian Dance fellow

Posted by: Rula Lenska at November 27, 2010 07:25 PM (vdfwz)

222

232 I had a lime green leisure suit

.........................

Buddy of mine Rocky had one of those...... i must say, it was a site to see.........

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:25 PM (E9Tuy)

223

I just checked Watt's Up With That? to see if there was a handy link, but no joy.  Got a link, 18-1?

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 28, 2010 12:03 AM (9HTxX)


http://tinyurl.com/23gs5x7

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 07:26 PM (bgcml)

224 hi all
what is the topic du jour?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 07:26 PM (PaSAU)

225 Evening. 

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I'm thankful for out-of-town family returning to being out-of-town.  Awwwwwwwmen.

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 07:26 PM (YX6i/)

226 Star Wars : Attack of the Clones is on tonight on cable. No wonder the ONT is half empty tonight
 

Posted by: kbdabear at November 28, 2010 12:04 AM (vdfwz)

Yeah, otherwise we'd be full.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 07:26 PM (bgcml)

227 228 Tammy Bruce Goes Off on President Obama Posted by: newser at November 28, 2010 12:13 AM

I wonder when Tammy will ask Ann Coulter out on a date

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:28 PM (vdfwz)

228 If the Norks harm one little hair on the head of the Korean chick at the end of the Korean Air commercial, I'm going to demand nukes

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:29 PM (vdfwz)

229 hi all
what is the topic du jour?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 12:26 AM (PaSAU)

Jewish interlopers in the "Holy Land" - should they go back to Germany or the United States?

Posted by: Helen Thomas at November 27, 2010 07:30 PM (bgcml)

230 for some reason I'm in a Pat Benatar mood
Invincible Remix

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 07:31 PM (PaSAU)

231 for some reason I'm in a Pat Benatar mood
Invincible Remix

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 12:31 AM

Fag. bet you throw like a girl too.

Posted by: Don Carne at November 27, 2010 07:33 PM (wSNS7)

232 Hello, I'm Rula Lenska, and everywhere I go, people ask me "who the fuck are you". Even the old Polovetzian Dance fellow
Posted by: Rula Lenska

Hey, that line is ours, back the hell off!

Posted by: The Who at November 27, 2010 07:35 PM (oREHE)

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:36 PM (vdfwz)

234

Jewish interlopers in the "Holy Land" - should they go back to Germany or the United States?

Posted by: Helen Thomas

Maybe nobody will pick us if we stay quiet.

Posted by: Poland at November 27, 2010 07:37 PM (oREHE)

235 fuck you, Don
just for you: another Pat Benatar techno remix

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 07:37 PM (PaSAU)

236 249 I saw Pat Benatar in concert a couple of months ago -- yum.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 07:40 PM (h0RtZ)

237 Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 12:37 AM (PaSAU)

It's just you and me at 12:30 AM? Sweet Fancy Moses!

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:40 PM (vdfwz)

238 hi all what is the topic du jour? Posted by: chemjeff Will NK detonate a Leisure Suit bomb over Seoul?

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 07:41 PM (kn74g)

239 If "Heat" had been on now instead of this afternoon, I wouldn't be here either

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:41 PM (vdfwz)

240 I saw Pat Benatar in concert a couple of months ago -- yum. Posted by: GnuBreed No kidding. Cool. I saw in 82 or 83. Yum is right.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 07:43 PM (kn74g)

241 I don't mean that the US/South Korean forces would march up the highway and get slaughtered -- I meant that the North Koreans might base their strategy on that assumption. (See Hussein, Saddam, et al.) That might make them more confident about starting something serious.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 07:43 PM (4kH8z)

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 07:43 PM (vdfwz)

243 How are her pipes holding up?

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 07:43 PM (kn74g)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 07:44 PM (PaSAU)

245 249 for some reason I'm in a Pat Benatar mood

Oooooh, so am I!

Posted by: Tammy Bruce at November 27, 2010 07:44 PM (F5Gxy)

246

Posted by: kbdabear at November 28, 2010 12:40 AM (vdfwz)

...........................

i'm still here with man. i guess everyone is drunk and passed out from all the football today.......

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:44 PM (E9Tuy)

247 That might make them more confident about starting something serious.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 28, 2010 12:43 AM (4kH8z)

If they were confident, they would have already been serious themselves.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:45 PM (CN+Qv)

248 Still here, kinda.  Was over reading VDH's latest on illegals.  Hi, Racefan!

Chemjeff, did you have a nice Thanksgiving with your folks? 

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 07:46 PM (zxpIo)

249
>>What should the SKs do, wait until it reaches 11? Posted by: eman..


In October, 2006 the rogue nation conducted its first nuclear test and claimed to have exploded a Hiroshima sized bomb in May 2009. These early tests were plutonium based weapons extracted from spent fuel rods from indigenous reactors. Current Intelligence estimates that North Korea has enough plutonium to produce about a dozen such bombs. A small nuclear reactor at Yongbyon which provided plutonium for this program was later shut down under an agreement with the Bush administration in 2008. This left North Korea to seek other options.

Since 1996 North Korea has been seeking uranium enrichment technology and has bought equipment from the renegade Pakistani nuclear dealer A. Q. Khan. Khan was a founder of Pakistan’s uranium enrichment program and provided Libya, and North Korea with designs and technology to aid in their nuclear weapons programs.

Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, Nuclear Scientist

Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, Nuclear Scientist and Stanford professor, visited North Korea’s Yongbyon atomic complex this month. This facility was remodeled for one reason, to enrich uranium. In an interview the professor was “stunned” by the sophistication of the new plant, where he saw “hundreds and hundreds” of centrifuges that had just been installed in a recently gutted building that had housed an aging fuel fabrication center, and that were operated from what he called “an ultra-modern control room.”

The North Koreans boasted that they have 2000 active centrifuges already installed and operating. Nevertheless, their admission of 2000 centrifuges makes for a safe bet that the North Koreans have many more nuclear enrichment facilities that predate the modern facility in Yongbyon.

The impoverished, isolated country, like Iran, claim they are only using them to produce lower grade enriched uranium for energy production. In violation of its agreements, the North Korean government is building a new light water nuclear reactor at the dismantled Yongbyon site. Without any outside oversight the North Koreans could generate a large amount of weapons grade material to produce more or improve existing atomic bombs.

 North Korea has a history of selling weapons to anyone, even the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Why?

North Korea doesn’t act up unless it wants something. Kim Jong-il wants to force President Obama to reward him with something.  Nuclear Blackmail wouldn’t be out of the question. In the past, the little dictator with a bad haircut has not lived up with any agreements with the U.S. or the U.N. Most likely the Yongbyon plant shows that North Korea is a nuclear state and must be treated as such. The tour was performed in order to build up the credentials of the North’s next dictator, Kim Jong-un. To prove to the North Koreans and the world who is in charge.

To answer your question Eman: Pray for the future of our children.

Posted by: sickinmass at November 27, 2010 07:49 PM (1rflU)

250 And to all a good night.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 27, 2010 07:50 PM (4kH8z)

251 262 I'm here to tell you the performance was great. There was an 'intermission' in the middle where she talked a bit about her career and her husband of 28 years:
 
Pat and Dennis Benatar divorced in 1979. Pat and band leader/lead guitarist Neil "Spyder" Giraldo married on February 20, 1982. They have two daughters, Haley Egeana (born February 16, 1985) and Hana Juliana (born March 12, 1994).
 
From wiki.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 07:52 PM (h0RtZ)

252 Chinese government to make 'urgent' announcement By Kim Young-gyo
HONG KONG, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Chinese government said Sunday it will make an "urgent" announcement later in the day amid rising military tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

China's foreign ministry said it will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. for both domestic and foreign reporters based in Beijing, adding that it will not accept any questions during the conference.

Posted by: Alexander at November 27, 2010 07:52 PM (2FsSh)

253 266 That might make them more confident about starting something serious.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 28, 2010 12:43 AM (4kH8z)

If they were confident, they would have already been serious themselves.



This business will get out of control.
It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Adm. Painter at November 27, 2010 07:52 PM (glsV4)

254

Hi Peaches..   hope you had a good Thanksgiving...... i played a couple truck tunes on here about a week ago for you.......

 

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:53 PM (E9Tuy)

255

Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, Nuclear Scientist and Stanford professor, visited North Korea’s Yongbyon atomic complex this month.

Wow, they found somebody more leftist than North Korea to have a visit.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 07:53 PM (CN+Qv)

256

North-South Korea are a turds-thickness away from destroying each other AND the ONT is at only 270 replies. Which sign of the apocalypse is worse?

Posted by: CAC at November 27, 2010 07:53 PM (lV4Fs)

257 This business will get out of control.
It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Adm. Painter at November 28, 2010 12:52 AM (glsV4)

The problem with brinkmanship is that the brink is often closer than it appears.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 07:55 PM (chhYn)

258 hi Peaches

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 07:56 PM (PaSAU)

259 To answer your question Eman: Pray for the future of our children.

We can't afford to be innocent.

Posted by: Pat Benatar at November 27, 2010 07:56 PM (F5Gxy)

260 i saw Pat Benatar on something not long ago. she still looked and sounded good.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 07:59 PM (E9Tuy)

261 275

North-South Korea are a turds-thickness away from destroying each other AND the ONT is at only 270 replies. Which sign of the apocalypse is worse?

Posted by: CAC at November 28, 2010 12:53 AM (lV4Fs)

 

Bristol Palin came in third in DWTS. There is your answer.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 07:59 PM (h0RtZ)

262 i played a couple truck tunes on here about a week ago for you.......

dang, I missed 'em

';-(

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 07:59 PM (zxpIo)

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2010 08:01 PM (vdfwz)

264 This business will get out of control.
It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Adm. Painter at November 28, 2010 12:52 AM (glsV4)

Sorry, I refused to be scared of the USSR and I'm not going to start being scared of a bugfuck of a country like NK.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 08:02 PM (CN+Qv)

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:03 PM (F5Gxy)

266 dang, I missed 'em

';-(
...............  i wasnt here that night you were wanting to here some and everyone was messing with ya............ i read them the next day. so the next night i was here i played some just to fuck with them.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:04 PM (E9Tuy)

267 oh guess what, I found out some scary news yesterday
apparently, my grandfather at one point was such an alcoholic, he underwent electroshock therapy to try to "cure" it
wow my family is more fucked up than I thought

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 08:04 PM (PaSAU)

268 Sorry, I refused to be scared of the USSR and I'm not going to start being scared of a bugfuck of a country like NK. Posted by: Oldcat Yep. I grew up near a SAC base. I heard it was No. 7 on the Soviet hit list. NK can suck it.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 08:05 PM (kn74g)

269 apparently, my grandfather at one point was such an alcoholic, he underwent electroshock therapy to try to "cure" it

Ehhhh, don't work, do it?

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at November 27, 2010 08:05 PM (F5Gxy)

270 From the UK Daily Mail:

"Barack and Michelle Obama sent a goodwill message to Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton today during an interview about their own private lives. The U.S. First Lady said William and Miss Middleton looked like best friends, adding: ‘Hopefully you will be as happily married as Barack and I.’"

Wow.  Just wow.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 08:06 PM (BvBKY)

271 287 Yep. I grew up near a SAC base. I heard it was No. 7 on the Soviet hit list. ----------- I grew up in Western Europe. They used to practice trooping us out into the school courtyard monthly so it would be easier for the Russians to strafe us.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 08:07 PM (6fER6)

272 Sounds like Schick Shadel, chemjeff. 

Posted by: Editor O'Day at November 27, 2010 08:09 PM (YX6i/)

273
This day in history November 27,1895: Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize.

Heh.

Posted by: sickinmass at November 27, 2010 08:09 PM (1rflU)

274

Posted by: AmishDude at November 28, 2010 01:06 AM (BvBKY)

These are the two most narcissistic pieces of shit on Earth.  Everything, literally everything, is about them.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:09 PM (F5Gxy)

275 Heat is one of my favorite movies. The bank robbery shootout scene is based on a real life occurrence in LA.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2010 08:11 PM (h0RtZ)

276 Perhaps the happy Royal couple will ask Lt. Worf to design the bridal salad.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 08:12 PM (kn74g)

277 Everything, literally everything, is about them.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 01:09 AM (F5Gxy)

 

Their divorce trial in 2018 will be epic.

Posted by: CAC at November 27, 2010 08:12 PM (lV4Fs)

278 this is kinda a truck tune.......  a rocking one.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:13 PM (E9Tuy)

279 300 is coming.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 08:14 PM (kn74g)

280 Editor, no, this was like 60 years ago or something

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 08:17 PM (PaSAU)

281 289 From the UK Daily Mail:

"Barack and Michelle Obama sent a goodwill message to Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton today during an interview about their own private lives. The U.S. First Lady said William and Miss Middleton looked like best friends, adding: ‘Hopefully you will be as happily married as Barack and I.’"

Wow.  Just wow.
Posted by: AmishDude

Their marriage is the stuff of legends. Like Jack & Jackie, Bill & Hilary, and Al & Tipper, the Obamas have a marriage that we should all emulate.

BTW, I walked in to the room while MrsCaniac was watching something about the Prince William marriage. The lady being interviewed said that his bride to be is a fashion icon like Jackie O, Princess Dianna, and Michelle Obama. MrsCaniac turned the TV off and decided the litter box being cleaned was more interesting than the show.

Posted by: MrCaniac at November 27, 2010 08:17 PM (oREHE)

282 300 is coming.

Posted by: eman at November 28, 2010 01:14 AM (kn74g)

Con Hielo!

Posted by: Editor, not the guy that always says en fuego at November 27, 2010 08:17 PM (YX6i/)

283 Shorpy> The Children's Hour: 1910

Circa 1910. "The nursery" is all it says on this one. Come play with us! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:18 PM (yfJ6g)

284 Yeah, Schick Shadel was around in the 50's...  Of course, there's other aversion therapy outfits, especially back then, I'm sure.

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 08:18 PM (YX6i/)

285 well Editor it just scared me when I heard that

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 08:21 PM (PaSAU)

286 There's too much brinksmanship goin' on out dere!

Posted by: Ernest "Fritz" "Foghorn G. Leghorne" Hollings at November 27, 2010 08:21 PM (AOt54)

287 Home plate!
Visiting is fun, the weather was fantastic, but it's good to be home.
Evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: Bones GGE of the Moron Horde at November 27, 2010 08:22 PM (7Y12r)

288 The things that happen when you wear Eleganza? Hot black chicks don't notice that you're GAAAY!!

Posted by: Funeral Guy at November 27, 2010 08:22 PM (NNLlw)

289 WFT? Where did that dirty sock come from?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at November 27, 2010 08:22 PM (7Y12r)

290 www.hawtness.com Keep scrolling until you reach the gal with the bald eagle.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 08:24 PM (kn74g)

291 303 Shorpy> The Children's Hour: 1910

Remember what Mr. Halloran said: they're just like pictures in a book.  They're not real.

Posted by: Danny Torrance at November 27, 2010 08:26 PM (F5Gxy)

292 Everyone traveling tonight?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:28 PM (yfJ6g)

293 I'm done traveling for the night M80B. Nine hours on the road, it's good to be home.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at November 27, 2010 08:29 PM (7Y12r)

294 I'm traveling around the kitchen for more pumpkin pie, if that counts.

Jesus that kid in the nursery is terrifying.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:30 PM (F5Gxy)

295 dont let it get to you CF........  my Grandpa did some strange stuff also the i have never figured out yet. he died 55 years ago...  he had a regular day job but at night was a Freemason that dressed like Elliot Ness.............. 

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:32 PM (E9Tuy)

296

after days of ham, turkey, pie............. i had toget to the real world tonight...... 

Chinese Take-Out

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:37 PM (E9Tuy)

297 I see the place is jumping.
Would it help if I yanked out my baby powder?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at November 27, 2010 08:38 PM (7Y12r)

298 313 I'm done traveling for the night M80B. Nine hours on the road, it's good to be home.

Glad to hear that GGE.

314 I'm traveling around the kitchen for more pumpkin pie, if that counts.

Jesus that kid in the nursery is terrifying.

Is it because she looks like a movie character, or is it the setting? Doesn't really bother me, but I don't have any problems with dolls.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:38 PM (yfJ6g)

299 315 dont let it get to you CF........  my Grandpa did some strange stuff also the i have never figured out yet. he died 55 years ago...  he had a regular day job but at night was a Freemason that dressed like Elliot Ness..............

Reminds me-- when I was an understand, our history club would watch historical movies. One year we were stuck watching National Treasure (long story), and lots of jokes were made about Masons. Someone wanted to know about Masonic rings, and one of the guys held up his hand. Yeah, there were some red-faced people in that room.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:43 PM (yfJ6g)

300

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at November 28, 2010 01:38 AM (7Y12r)

you can try it......... but i gave them some Sammy Hagar to listen to and it did nothing.........

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:43 PM (E9Tuy)

301 Well, I'm off to watch the episodes of Walking Dead that I DVR'd and didn't get a chance to see.  AMF roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at November 27, 2010 08:44 PM (7Y12r)

302 #318 
Is it because she looks like a movie character, or is it the setting? Doesn't really bother me, but I don't have any problems with dolls.

You may want to rethink that. 

Chucky. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 27, 2010 08:45 PM (dpZT8)

303 Is it because she looks like a movie character, or is it the setting?

The setting is merely disturbing.  But there's something about the way she's staring into the camera.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:47 PM (F5Gxy)

304 rings are a big thing to them......  my Grandpa never took his off.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:47 PM (E9Tuy)

305 When I was an undergrad. Whoops.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:49 PM (yfJ6g)

306 thanks Racefan

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 08:50 PM (PaSAU)

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:51 PM (F5Gxy)

308 i tryed to talk to Ohio Dan about Masons one night but it didnt go so well so i didnt say anything more to him about it..... i dont know if he took my question wrong or what so i let it go.........

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:52 PM (E9Tuy)

309 322 #318  You may want to rethink that. 

Chucky.

The Chucky movies all looked rather silly to me. Also think it's a silly superstition that dolls come to life and watch people, but different strokes for different folks. Anyway, used to collect a variety of dolls when I was younger and I had a friend who made porcelain ones.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:53 PM (yfJ6g)

310 Don't get me started about Masons.

Posted by: DCI Gene Hunt at November 27, 2010 08:53 PM (F5Gxy)

311 Chucky.

Heh, I haven't seen that in 20 years.  Forgot Catherine Hicks was in it.  (Wonder if she wore a bra this time...)

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 08:55 PM (F5Gxy)

312 323 The setting is merely disturbing.  But there's something about the way she's staring into the camera.

The setting doesn't bother me much either from watching so many classic movies that involve children's nurseries (The Railway Children, etc.) Though I guess she does look a bit like those twins in The Shining, and the lighting could cause it to look creepy depending on how you approach the photo. I also viewed the original 1st, and it makes the picture look different.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 27, 2010 08:57 PM (yfJ6g)

313 i just find all of the Mason stuff interesting because of my Grandpa...... i have seen and read more about it than he thought....... not to mention real life things dealing with them.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 08:59 PM (E9Tuy)

314

I must confess, I didn't read any of the above comments like I normally do.  I just wanted to once again express my deep gratitude for all the subloggers who filled in this week and did such an outstanding job.  You guys rock!

So that whole Somalian would be bomber/terrorist was in downtown Portland trying to get his Jihad on while we were down there.  We were shopping really nearby the Christmas Tree Lighting.  We had some friends from Seattle who we hadn't seen in a while who were at the event with their kids.  We met them for dinner at 6 p.m. a few blocks away from the site, blissfully unaware (until this a.m.) of the potential harm we were all in. 

You can imagine our shock this a.m., when my BIL showed us the article (brief) in The Columbian newspaper.  Later, while at the mall, my husband got on the Yahoo news page and read their article.  The guy began wanting to kill Americans at the age of 15.  We read through some of the comments in the Yahoo article.  One of them mentioned that this was all George Bush's fault since this man's desire to kill started when he was in office.  It also mentioned in the article, that the undercover FBI guy tried to give this guy an out.  He mentioned to the jihadi wannabe that a lot of women and children would be killed at this tree lighting ceremony.  He said he didn't care. 

My favorite comment was something along the lines of "I hope he enjoys his 72 virgins when he gets to the Oregon State Prison."  Another commenter mentioned that the city of Portland opted out of some federal anti-terrorism program some years back.  Yup, The City of Roses and tolerance was one "Allah Ackbar" away from sustaining a major terrorist incident--all while I was there!

Posted by: runningrn at November 27, 2010 09:18 PM (DWUsz)

315 dammit got to 1090 on pingu hurling but haven't been able to get back to my 1100+ feet of glory

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 09:18 PM (PaSAU)

316 hi runningrn!
guess what - I did a combination of 2 miles running & walking today

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 09:21 PM (PaSAU)

317 dang............  i'm still at the sad 790 mark.....

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 09:21 PM (E9Tuy)

318 but i'm always drinking when i play it........ so wtf.

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 09:23 PM (E9Tuy)

319 running, that's frikken unbelievable! HOLY SHIT!!

Posted by: Uncle Jed at November 27, 2010 09:24 PM (AOt54)

320

yeah, that was close to being bad..........  glad you are ok............

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 09:25 PM (E9Tuy)

321 wow runningrn thank goodness you weren't in any real danger

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 09:26 PM (PaSAU)

322 runningrn!
guess what - I did a combination of 2 miles running & walking today

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 02:21 AM (PaSAU)

chem, that's awesome!  Keep at it!

Yeah, isn't that too weird?

Posted by: runningrn at November 27, 2010 09:32 PM (DWUsz)

323

Thank God the FBI or whoever caught it in time........

Posted by: Racefan at November 27, 2010 09:32 PM (E9Tuy)

324

Thank you, racefan!  My BIL and I were talking about it.  I was like "What if that guy could have assembled the bombs on his own?  What if he had found someone to help him who was not an undercover FBI agent?"

I think we would have been ok, but our friends (3 dads with 5 kids) could have been killed or seriously hurt.  It's ironic because Portland is Moonbat Central, The City of COEXIST and weekly anti-war marches in the downtown area.  Of course the libtards are blaming:

1. GWB

2. The FBI for "entrapping" the guy.

I'm sure he'll lawyer up and get a few months in some psych ward, be declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, then be miraculously "cured" and released shortly thereafter.

Posted by: runningrn at November 27, 2010 09:37 PM (DWUsz)

325 Heh, I haven't seen that in 20 years. Forgot Catherine Hicks was in it. (Wonder if she wore a bra this time...) Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at Only RINOs go without bras.

Posted by: Mark F. Levin at November 27, 2010 09:45 PM (oj52M)

326 runningrn?  This late? 

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 09:47 PM (YX6i/)

327 Editor, I know, it's weird

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 09:48 PM (PaSAU)

328 ya know I am liking more and more the idea of buying a condo instead of a traditional house
what do you think?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 09:49 PM (PaSAU)

329 Sorry to leave y'all when I did.  Was watching Serenity on Netflix stream and the router didn't seem to want to play nice with 2 laptops and the PS3 all using the same connection.  Whatever. 

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 09:50 PM (YX6i/)

330 Yes, Editor and Chem, it really is me.  OK, off to bed I go!  Night all!

Posted by: runningrn at November 27, 2010 09:50 PM (DWUsz)

331 Night, rn.  Maybe we'll see ya, tomorrow... if you're home. 

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 09:52 PM (YX6i/)

332 Whoa!  Just read runningrn's story.  Whoa! 

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 09:53 PM (YX6i/)

333 Well, let's just make it 4 of the last 5, shall we?

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 10:05 PM (YX6i/)

334 Did everyone nuked by the Norks?  Just grrrrrreat.  I'm always late to the dance.

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 10:06 PM (YX6i/)

335 no I'm here, just looking at condos though
well time for bed - good night

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2010 10:07 PM (PaSAU)

336 Okay, Editor, we can do this.  Only 310 comments to go...  *gulps G2*  Oh, that's nasty shit.

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 10:08 PM (YX6i/)

337 666th?

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:09 PM (6fER6)

338 D'oh!

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:09 PM (6fER6)

339 Crazeh Editor's going to kill independent Editor. 

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 10:09 PM (YX6i/)

340 I know it was you, Editor.  You broke my heart.  You broke my heart!

Posted by: Editor at November 27, 2010 10:12 PM (YX6i/)

341 Oh, joy. Two powerful explosions in Tbilisi. One person killed.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:16 PM (6fER6)

342 Forgot the link: http://tinyurl.com/2bxzbpw

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:16 PM (6fER6)

343 No, forgetting the link wasn't done intentionally to push the thread towards post 666.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:16 PM (6fER6)

344 Honest.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 27, 2010 10:17 PM (6fER6)

345 Keep the thread alive. See you in moose country.

Posted by: fluffy at November 27, 2010 11:02 PM (4Kl5M)

346 I can say I did my part in a futile attempt...

Posted by: TexasJew at November 27, 2010 11:04 PM (gRluJ)

347 I'm going to put all I have into kimchi futures..

Posted by: TexasJew at November 27, 2010 11:05 PM (gRluJ)

348 The Brits have a kind of a thing about squirrels.

1) Because when they say it, it has about 9 syllables, and,

2) The Germans can't say it without injuring themselves.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at November 27, 2010 11:33 PM (bxiXv)

349 Squirrels are like a stream of bat spit.

(It's one of Shaw's)

Posted by: James McNiell Whistler at November 28, 2010 12:40 AM (u5eVT)

350 War Damn Eagles.......... Free Cam and Willie !!!  see what i did for you there Fubar ?

Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 02:34 AM (AkoaD)

351

Posted by: Jimmy Choo handbags

 

Keep it up, Jimmy Choo.  Your time as a url is limited.

Posted by: Big Sis at November 28, 2010 05:07 AM (zgZzy)

352

Happy Columbus Day.  Oh, and screw Time Magazine.

Posted by: cheap-emu at December 04, 2010 05:56 PM (JTaTR)

353 This is just a way to squeeze some more blackmail from the west.
Buy thesis.

Posted by: buy thesis at March 29, 2011 11:31 PM (jJczL)

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