December 30, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (12-30-2014)
— Maetenloch

Honoring the 2014 Person of the Year: Ben Trovato

Ben Trovato was ambitious this year and even branched into financial journalism-he's hardly a stranger to the field-where he inspired an unbelievable tale about a high-school whiz kid who made $72 million trading stocks during his lunch hour. That's "unbelievable" is in literally "not believable," and the kid later confessed to a prank that got out of hand, all the way into the pages of a prominent mainstream magazine.

The Top 10 Failed Narratives of 2014

Ben Trovato was a busy, busy man this year. I had already forgotten about his work on this one: "The NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse."

AoSHQ Rape Tuesday: The Other Fraternity Initiation Rape Story

This one happened in 2013 at UNC but involves some of the same players as well as similar tropes and similar doubts as the UVA story. The fact that the accused rapist was the long-time boyfriend of the girl adds +3 to your skepticism and an extra 2 HP against SJW attacks.

"Weeks into my undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), a friend told me she had been raped a few days earlier as part of a fraternity 'initiation process.'"
- Annie E. Clark, Feb. 28, 2013, Huffington Post

When I saw that sentence, it struck me as weirdly similar to the story told in Rolling Stone by Sabrina Rubin Erdely:

A prestigious public university in the South.

A freshman girl raped during a fraternity initiation.

An activist's story about administrative indifference to victims.

Read the whole thing at RSM's site.

One takeaway is this: If you think you have been raped, you MUST go to the police. If you do anything else, then you should not have any expectations of justice.

Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501? 

Or was it just another victim of the Java Sea triangle?

LA Times Editorial: The Right Wing is the Enemy Within 

By Jared Diamond of Guns, Germs, and Steel fame who is clearly working outside his area of expertise here. Funny how it's always Lefties who are imagining government coups as solutions for the 'gridlock problem' i.e. lack of sufficient progressive legislation.

You may object that the American armed forces, unlike those in Chile or Indonesia or Spain, have no precedent at all for interfering in American politics. That's true. But consider what happened in 1933 in Austria, where private citizens had increasingly been arming themselves and forming private militias. When Austria's Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss abolished the country's legislature and established an authoritarian right-wing government, he didn't use an Austrian army to crush his left-wing political opponents. He did it with a militia of his own armed supporters.

Could that be possible here? Already, plenty of Americans are asserting the right to carry guns in previously unlikely places (such as in schools and government offices). Already, they are forming private militias for purposes such as patrolling the Mexican border and protecting a claimed right to graze cattle on federal lands. Again, when private citizen militias already carry guns for those purposes, it's "just" a matter of expanding the scope of an established principle to use guns for other purposes.

The Russians Don't Think Much of Obama or His Administration

Or all you 'Pindostanis' either.

The Russians have had their favorite, most-hated pindoses. One of them, the constant laughingstock in the media, used to be the US Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul.

...Today his place has been taken by the spokesperson for the US Department of State, Jen Psaki. She has an anti-fan club of haters who consider her not to be very bright-they even invented their own anti-IQ unit called 1 Psaki. One who has 3 Psakis has a brain of a clam. The term 'psaking' in Russian political newspeak means to know nothing about the subject while saying something banal and politically correct. She is so popular that when she injured her foot and came in front of the cameras with the cast on, all major Russian TV channels and newspapers reported the event.

nopsaking

46 Times Vox Totally Fucked Up A Story

Sometimes Vox gets the name of a grocery store or the year a bill was passed wrong, but errors like that-while unfortunate-are inevitable and excusable. What makes Vox unique is not their errors, but the magnitude of those errors. Whether being taken in by blatant hoaxes, showcasing a clear misunderstanding of a study in an article that has no purpose other than explaining that study, or making multiple mistakes in a post that consists of only a graph or a short paragraph, Vox repeatedly crapped the bed in 2014.

Vox really should be a verb at this point.

Patterico: Am I The Only Techie Against Net Neutrality?

More: "Net Communism" - A "Net Neutrality" Rant

Net neutrality is an issue that I should have an interest in along with a well-thought-out opinion - but truthfully every time I start to read an article on it, my eyes glaze over and I lose interest by the end of the first paragraph. So I expect you guys to read this and give me the cliff notes version okay?

Are Evil Electromagnetic Fields Affecting Your Brain?

Well now for just $325 you can get the Total EMF Shield which protects against EMF fields, magnetic gridlines, government mind-rays, most electrical sorcery, and Mexican radio stations.

Also contains the buzzword 'Tesla' which means it uses special 'magic science' that's beyond the understanding of current scientists.

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Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

And why Google Maps lies to you about it.

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of people who live near the sign are trying to hide it, even as it looms in the hills, in plain sight. By removing it from Google Maps.

...But in the last few years, technology has amplified this battle into an all-out war. Since they can't physically block the streets to stop cars from arriving, residents have spent years working on the next best solution: Make the sign invisible online-so no one can find it.

...The neighbors pleaded with the city to help. Then the local councilmember, Tom LaBonge, who is known for leading regular hikes through the park and up to the sign itself, proposed something that seemed crazy, if not impossible: He would look into changing the sign's official GPS coordinates, effectively hiding it from tourists forever.

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The 1918 Zeppelin Raid

From almost the very start of the Great War, the British were bedeviled by Zeppelin raids. The airships could fly far higher and faster than many of the airplanes sent to oppose them. They also raided by night, and in pre-radar days were hard to find and intercept.

Naturally, it occurred to British authorities to strike them in their lairs, as it were, in the gigantic Zeppelin sheds on German airfields. This led to a raid in July 1918 that was every bit as daring as the Doolittle Raid of 1942, but is much less well known. Like Doolittle's raid, the naval aviation raid on the Zeppelin sheds at Tondern, Germany (modern Tonder, Denmark) were consequential, daring, hazardous, and dependent on technology strained to the uttermost. Like Doolittle's raid, not everyone came home.

...The raid convinced the British that aircraft carriers had almost unlimited potential as power-projection tools. Britain's Asian ally, Japan, also took notice. The Tondern Raid is little-remembered today, but as an example of a technologically-enabled special operation, it deserves to be studied in both its naval aviation and special operations aspects.

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1 First?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:01 PM (w+fJL)

2 Ha!!!! I even read the damn thing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:01 PM (w+fJL)

3 ONT!!!! Thank you for saving us from spocktaur!

Posted by: votermom [/i] at December 30, 2014 05:01 PM (cbfNE)

4 I'm not quite sure what you've gotten yourself into, Maet. The folks "downstairs" have been a bit "festively restless". It's all good.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 05:03 PM (KCxzN)

5 Oh, thank God.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

6 How many Courics in one Psaki?

Posted by: Stan Marsh at December 30, 2014 05:05 PM (qfd4W)

7 Getting snow tonight in Vegas. My Grandmother is a bit more responsive. Looking forward to leave this year behind me and not look back.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2014 05:05 PM (0Ew3K)

8 Whew. Made it out of the last two threads alive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 30, 2014 05:06 PM (u82oZ)

9 Lena Dunham

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 05:06 PM (DVjiu)

10 That this any way you want ... ... the Facebook page of Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley Muhammad ties the story's loose ends together. According to his own biography on Facebook, Brinsely-Muhammad "Worked at: Islamic Society of North America." The Islamic Society of North America, aka ISNA, is headquartered in Plainfield, Indiana. Hmm. Who is the President of ISNA, where the cop killer said he worked? That would be Imam Mohamed Magid, Obama's advisor to DHS and the National Security Council. Obama himself addressed ISNA's annual convention in 2013.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 30, 2014 05:07 PM (e8kgV)

11 Herd of corgis, incoming.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 30, 2014 05:07 PM (xq1UY)

12 hello people!

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 30, 2014 05:07 PM (WPm3x)

13 When Detroit's Mayor Coleman Young ... established an authoritarian left-wing government, he didn't use a Michiganian army to crush his right-wing political opponents. He did it with a militia of his own armed supporters. Fixed, for those who can see.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2014 05:08 PM (AVEe1)

14 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 05:08 PM (T1005)

15 Yip Yip Yip! (slides across the linoleum and into the ONT)

Posted by: Country Corgi at December 30, 2014 05:08 PM (nL0sw)

16 How many Courics in one Psaki? Posted by: Stan Marsh at December 30, 2014 10:05 PM Dude! That's like trying to divide by zero.

Posted by: Eric Cartman at December 30, 2014 05:08 PM (KCxzN)

17 Bad things happen when you divide by zero!

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (WPm3x)

18 Net Neutrality is basically inviting the Government in to seriously regulate the Internet. It is supported by: (1) SJWs who believe Government makes everything better or at least worse for the people they hate. (2) Seriously naive techies who are filled with a sense of outrage about things like how bits should just flow, and have no clue what sort of predator they are enticing into their tent.

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (qyomX)

19 4 I'm not quite sure what you've gotten yourself into, Maet. The folks "downstairs" have been a bit "festively restless".
It's all good.
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 10:03 PM (KCxzN)


Tear gas and propofol are on hand. And well-behaved commenters may get a cookie.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (wqVD1)

20 (slides across the linoleum and into the ONT)

I'm sorry, the correct usage is "down here" in the ONT.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (DVjiu)

21 How many Psakis are there in a Harf?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (W5DcG)

22 really should be a verb at this point. I thought it was "a vox upon both their houses?"

Posted by: Screwd at December 30, 2014 05:09 PM (FGEvF)

23 Nip Sip linked this in the last thread. It's a video by the guy in the Philly suburbs who tried to run down some cops and got shot for his trouble. This is weapons-grade crazy. https://tinyurl.com/nek9bl4 I'm not familiar with Sara Bareilles' music, but I recognized her name. Here is her Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Bareilles

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

24 You know Steve, Jen Psaki spelled backwards is I, "Ikaps." Adnres Garralllaga at the plate for Montreal.

Posted by: Harry Caray at December 30, 2014 05:11 PM (Dhdnu)

25 We were sorta expecting something Star Trek related. Not to fuss tho', Maet. Damn fine job you do. Many thanks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:11 PM (0HooB)

26 it take 4,253 Obamas to make one Psaki.

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 30, 2014 05:11 PM (WPm3x)

27 Also contains the buzzword 'Tesla' which means it uses special 'magic science' that's beyond the understanding of current scientists. "Tesla" is a legitimate unit of measurement . 1 T = 1 kg * s^(-2) * A^(-1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_(unit)

Posted by: The Scientific Hat at December 30, 2014 05:12 PM (0Ew3K)

28 Ground blizzard blowing tonight. It's a good time to be at home drinking boubon.

Posted by: fairweatherbill nursing a sore back at December 30, 2014 05:12 PM (PR3eQ)

29 >>How many Psakis are there in a Harf? Not sure, but I can tell you how many Reggies in a Barry.

Posted by: Reggie at December 30, 2014 05:12 PM (3rrMW)

30 Hello.  ONT. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (POynn)

31 Good evening morons

Posted by: ginaswo at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (2EgyQ)

32 And well-behaved commenters may get a cookie. Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:09 PM (wqVD1) What kind of cookie are we talking about?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (w+fJL)

33 Tear gas and propofol are on hand. And well-behaved commenters may get a cookie. Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:09 PM You gots propofol? Do you need your pool cleaned / car waxed / lawn mowed?

Posted by: Eric Cartman at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (KCxzN)

34 Bad things happen when you divide by zero! Posted by: madamemayhem at December 30, 2014 10:09 PM (WPm3x) Isn't that, too, the story of Barack Obama?

Posted by: The Meme Hat at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (0Ew3K)

35 CQD, I put the time and temp for the imitation rib roast in the previous thread.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (wr4LJ)

36 26 We were sorta expecting something Star Trek related.
Not to fuss tho', Maet. Damn fine job you do. Many thanks.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at December 30, 2014 10:11 PM (0HooB)


Wasn't the Spocktaur enough?

Because I have material that I've been saving for punishment ONTs...

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 05:13 PM (wqVD1)

37 Did someone say COOKIES!!!???

Posted by: drhoades at December 30, 2014 05:14 PM (Mt69v)

38 If you have Amazon Prime watch The Lucky Number Slevin. It is well worth your time. It could be on Netflix bit not sure. 5 stars Saw the Mark Wahlberg flick The Gambler. Good. Different role for him but I liked it. John Goodman is frightening.

Posted by: mpfs at December 30, 2014 05:14 PM (si/E8)

39 13 When Detroit's Mayor Coleman Young ..

May the mutherf@cker rot in hell....

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 30, 2014 05:14 PM (AC0lD)

40 Net neutrality would make quality of service (QOS) a crime. That is all you need to know about it.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:14 PM (7X4hH)

41 I don't need no Total EMF Shield which protects against EMF fields, magnetic gridlines, government mind-rays, most electrical sorcery, and Mexican radio stations.

Pro tip: Double the foil so there's a shiny side each way. That keeps your brain waves from being picked up by the scanners and their control waves from reaching your brain.

Posted by: Mad Tinfoil Hatter at December 30, 2014 05:14 PM (fBxC6)

42 Tear gas and propofol are on hand. And well-behaved commenters may get a cookie. Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:09 PM (wqVD1) *Waves hands and stomps foot* I was just about to make a post downstairs about how you were probably watching and laughing at the flailing in the last thread. I was *this* close. But I didn't. Surely this deserves a cookie.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 05:15 PM (o/3Hk)

43 Harf a Couric is better than none. But not by much.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:15 PM (0HooB)

44 When I say I'll kill your entire bloodline, you can assume some percentage of it will be ingested.

Posted by: John Goodman at December 30, 2014 05:15 PM (uqV2n)

45 Adnres Garralllaga at the plate for Montreal. Posted by: Harry Caray at December 30, 2014 10:11 PM Swung on & missed. Strike two.

Posted by: Skip Carey at December 30, 2014 05:15 PM (KCxzN)

46 "What kind of cookie are we talking about?"



Yeah.  What if it's some kind of shitty type of cookie?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:15 PM (POynn)

47 re: top 10 failed narratives of 2014 Yeah, I'm not getting much satisfaction from that list because a) they didn't completely fail, and b) the Left created probably 20 very successful narratives in 2014. What's more, where's the list of successful Right-driven narratives of 2014? Oh, that's right, we don't do narratives because we're not like that or some such shit. I just wish conservatism was half as ambitious just to survive as the Left is to gain power.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (Aoayx)

48 Also contains the buzzword 'Tesla' which means it uses special 'magic science' that's beyond the understanding of current scientists. "Tesla" is a legitimate unit of measurement . 1 T = 1 kg * s^(-2) * A^(-1) So. Reynolds Tesla Wrap? Line the bbq put with it?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (wBQh1)

49 Maetenloch, Thank you for all the content all year. Happy New Year! My neck is acting up & I'm putting iPad away. I only kept it on stand to wish you a very happy, healthy & prosperous New Year. I should return to usual to mottos as soon as I put away for the night. I'm turning it off.

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (sj3Ax)

50 Patterico: Am I The Only Techie Against Net Neutrality? At first I was sort of neutral about it - but changed my mind against it as more and more leftist tactics were used to promote it. (See The Oatmeal) Basically the status quo makes sense. Net Neutrality is changing the status quo using government power. Big corporations behind it, like Google and Netflix, will benefit from the changes - at the expense of other big companies, and possibly consumers.

Posted by: CM at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (0NdlF)

51 45 You saw it!

Posted by: mpfs at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (si/E8)

52 Congrats BCochran. Now, what is this "Cement Mixer" you threatened me with? Give me a hint. Is it at all like motorboating?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 05:16 PM (KH1sk)

53 ...the spokesperson for the US Department of State, Jen Psaki..has an anti-fan club of haters who consider her not to be very bright-they even invented their own anti-IQ unit called 1 Psaki. One who has 3 Psakis has a brain of a clam. The term 'psaking' in Russian political newspeak means to know nothing about the subject while saying something banal and politically correct. She is so popular that when she injured her foot and came in front of the cameras with the cast on, all major Russian TV channels and newspapers reported the event.

Thanks a lot, Barack, you witless cretin, for appointing a stable of politically-correct drones and half-wits to represent us abroad. We're now the laughingstock of the world.

Is there any way he *hasn't* fcuked up this country?

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 05:17 PM (DVjiu)

54 Saw the Mark Wahlberg flick The Gambler. Good. Different role for him but I liked it. John Goodman is frightening. Posted by: mpfs Just ask any scale.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 30, 2014 05:17 PM (wBQh1)

55 Now, what is this "Cement Mixer" you threatened me with? Give me a hint. Is it at all like motorboating? Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 10:16 PM (KH1sk) Hahahahahahahaha. Guess you'll just have to wait and find out at the MoMe.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:17 PM (w+fJL)

56 Wasn't the Spocktaur enough? Because I have material that I've been saving for punishment ONTs... Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:13 PM Those are the bestest, Maet

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 05:18 PM (KCxzN)

57 Liberal War on Privileged White Men at Southern Universities. Somehow I don't think this story is going to get much traction among "Professional Journalists". White frat boys don't seem to fit the victim narrative for these people. But it does seem that they're being targetted. Was Lena Dunham's rapist in a fraternity?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2014 05:18 PM (Yiho6)

58 41 Net neutrality would make quality of service (QOS) a crime. That is all you need to know about it. And people who don't know what QOS is have ZERO business opining on what the laws for computer networks should be. That'd be like trying to pass laws on how to conduct brain surgery when you can't even name the tools used or the body parts fiddled with.

Posted by: CM at December 30, 2014 05:18 PM (0NdlF)

59 rickb, He is friggin' huge! Brian Dennehy isn't that big.

Posted by: mpfs at December 30, 2014 05:19 PM (si/E8)

60 Incidentally, I just returned from WalMart where I bought a printer/copier/scanner. Total: $52. 16 years ago I bought a Canon copier/printer/scanner/fax for $500, and it sucked. It's amazing how cheap these things are today. But why are they still so damn big?

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:19 PM (Aoayx)

61 Yeah. What if it's some kind of shitty type of cookie?

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It's one thing if it's a home made chocolate chip cookie, quite another if it's a Hydrox.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2014 05:19 PM (KFdZd)

62 What if it's some kind of shitty type of cookie? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 10:15 PM (POynn) Like on the poopie gal calendar?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:20 PM (W5DcG)

63 In a previous job I paid a major carrier a ton of money for QOS - yes, I was paying to prioritize my traffic. Because it was important. That would be CRIMINAL under net neutrality.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:20 PM (7X4hH)

64 Set transporter coordinates to ONT. Energize! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 30, 2014 05:20 PM (RzZOc)

65 Are Evil ElectroMagnetic Fields affecting my brain? Hellz Freakin Yeah they are. I've always said that and I've been 100% consistent on this point. I've been trying to tell you people and you assholes. will. not. listen.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 30, 2014 05:21 PM (7RXcs)

66 Set transporter coordinates to ONT. Energize! Very funny, Scotty, now beam down my pants. Oh, ONT, never mind.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:21 PM (7X4hH)

67 worst cookie in the world = anything with those fucking coconut shavings.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 05:21 PM (wr4LJ)

68 It's amazing how cheap these things are today. But why are they still so damn big? Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:19 PM (Aoayx) Do they still suck? Besides sucking ink.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:21 PM (W5DcG)

69 Lt. Uhura turned 82 the other day. Gawd, I'm old.

Posted by: mpfs at December 30, 2014 05:21 PM (si/E8)

70 Wasn't the Spocktaur enough? Because I have material that I've been saving for punishment ONTs... I was thinking, you know, regular, normal, real Star Trek stuff. Like this... 24 hours of ST engines at idle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoqNeR3_UA

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:22 PM (0HooB)

71 Is Jared Diamond any relation to Carlos Danger?

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:22 PM (20X6f)

72 >>>56 Now, what is this "Cement Mixer" you threatened me with? Give me a hint. Is it at all like motorboating? Here's a pro tip: don't drink anything Cochran hands you, and you'll be fine. A cement mixer is a most unpleasant shot. The name oughta take care of the rest of the explanation.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 05:22 PM (e+1S5)

73 >>>
66 Are Evil ElectroMagnetic Fields affecting my brain?

Hellz Freakin Yeah they are. I've always said that and I've been 100% consistent on this point. I've been trying to tell you people and you assholes. will. not. listen.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 30, 2014 10:21 PM (7RXcs)



They can't hear you. ElectroMagnetic Fields, yo.

Posted by: Mad Tinfoil Hatter at December 30, 2014 05:22 PM (fBxC6)

74 My mother had a printer/scanner/copier doodad that she went to the store to buy ink for it and it was cheaper to buy a new printer/scanner/copier. So she did.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:22 PM (7X4hH)

75 Magnets, bitch!

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman's birth defect at December 30, 2014 05:23 PM (FGEvF)

76 lube here, need some lube here help out a friend?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 30, 2014 05:23 PM (sEUh+)

77 Hey everybody. Finally saw the doctor. Good news: no prostate squeeze. Plus the doc thought that the fact I've been drinking gallons of water, and feeling better, were good signs. So I got some Cipro and am going to be taking that for my urethra irritation, and we'll take it from there. Follow-up appointment scheduled for 2/13. Thanks to all here for the great advice and support.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (/7rmH)

78 >>>A cement mixer is a most unpleasant shot. The name oughta take care of the rest of the explanation.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 10:22 PM (e+1S5)<<<



Oh... cement mixew. Yeah. Not intewested.

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (qfd4W)

79 If The Man stuffs a cookie into a USB port for you, it's a good cookie. It's 10:30 PM Eastern. If a Hydrox comes crumbling out of your USB port, you're going to eat it. amIright?

Posted by: Eric Cartman at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (KCxzN)

80 Reynolds Tesla Wrap? Line the bbq put with it? **** Curses! Foiled again!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (NeFrd)

81 One takeaway is this: If you think you have been raped, you MUST go to the police. If you do anything else, then you should not have any expectations of justice being taken seriously.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (oKE6c)

82 lube here, need some lube here help out a friend? Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 30, 2014 10:23 PM (sEUh+) I know what this is....

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (7X4hH)

83 Agree or disagree? The laptop you bought in 2010 is better than the laptop you bought in 2005 which was way better than the laptop you bought in 2002 which was way better than the laptop you bought in 1998. But the laptop you can buy [or bought] today in 2014 is really not much better than your 2010 model. It begs the question: Have we reached the limit to our personal computer progress? I think so.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:24 PM (Aoayx)

84 Do they still suck? Besides sucking ink. Am a big fan of the Brother laser printers. Not too expensive ($~80), toner is cheaper than ink and prints nicer. Unless you need photo prints, but then you're not going for cheap then.

Posted by: CM at December 30, 2014 05:25 PM (0NdlF)

85 A cement mixer is a most unpleasant shot. The name oughta take care of the rest of the explanation. Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 10:22 PM (e+1S5) ------------- I just looked it up. You have got to be frickin' kidding me. I think that falls under "hazing".

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 05:26 PM (KH1sk)

86 ...my urethra irritation... Hey, that's great news. And thanks for sharing.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:26 PM (Aoayx)

87 So. Reynolds Tesla Wrap? Line the bbq put with it? Yeah, but don't bitch when your meal disappears into another dimension.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:26 PM (0HooB)

88 Curses! Foiled again! Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 10:24 PM Well played. Golf clap.

Posted by: Eric Cartman at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (KCxzN)

89 Does dorm room cunni, cullin, coiun, cunnilingus count as rape? I mean, if she sees you put the sock on the doorknob, then it's an implied "yes." Geez, back in the 90s we only had to worry about the annual outbreak of meningitis.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (Dhdnu)

90 Hey, that's great news. And thanks for sharing. Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:26 PM (Aoayx) ******* LOL

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (xrURQ)

91 Help! I'm trapped in a trough of disillusionment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (/GgDU)

92 Thanks Soothsayer. Hey, "Urethra Irritation" sounds like a great name for a 1990s-style Lena Dunham-fronted angry feminist punk band. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (/7rmH)

93 Yeah I was gonna ad that the ink cartridges is where they getcha. A racket, it is.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:27 PM (Aoayx)

94 Urethra Franklin?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 05:28 PM (NeFrd)

95 It begs the question: Have we reached the limit to our personal computer progress? I think so.

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

Everything that can be invented has been invented,

Posted by: Lincoln's Patent Secretary, 1863 at December 30, 2014 05:28 PM (KFdZd)

96 Jared Diamond ... slowly I turn, step by step ...


I read his poxy book, which purported to be scientific, but in fact was a thinly disguised leftist screed. Our dusky friends have no agency whatever in their sorry plight. No. It's all their environment. Arabs live in Palestine for 2000 years, generate a subsistence economy based on trading camel dung. Jews occupy the exact same turf - i.e., the exact same environment - and in a generation produce a thriving diversified economy. Over to you, Jared, to explain that one.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 05:28 PM (oKE6c)

97 How old is Urethra Franklin?

Posted by: Don't rent that DVD Charlie Brown at December 30, 2014 05:28 PM (FGEvF)

98 Net Neutrality is another one of those ideas that sound good until you realize it's Obama and friends who are explaining it to you. ISPs holding content hostage (netflix for one) to extort money that won't be used to upgrade capacity so the ISPs can continue to hold content hostage and extort more money by claiming lack of bandwidth. Then when you let Obama write the rules, that's a whole 'nother universe of pain. So let Google build up their own network capacity and then Google's ability to spy on everything you do goes up as you use that bandwidth.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (dIkME)

99 I'll leave this here then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P55VHyyrm74

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (7RXcs)

100 Hey, where all the white wimmen at?

Posted by: Bill Cosby at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (4IFRz)

101 It really makes sense to go to laser now if you need to print.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (7X4hH)

102 Has anyone used any OCR scanner freeware that they like? I can't seem to find anything from HP.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (/GgDU)

103 Hmmmm... a Brain cocktail made with glazed doughnut vodka and Bailey's might be a good counterstrike against Cochran...

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (KH1sk)

104 In other news Santa Mommy bought me an Under Armour shirt with the Superman logo. So I win Christmas.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (e+1S5)

105 @84: "But the laptop you can buy [or bought] today in 2014 is really not much better than your 2010 model." I disagree. Many 2014 laptops come standard with high resolution screens and SSD drives at the same price points as 2010 machines. Battery life is much, much better too. We're spoiled. Go back to one of those 2010 laptops for a couple of days, and you'll be begging for your new computer real quick.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 05:29 PM (kqGWM)

106 But the laptop you can buy [or bought] today in 2014 is really not much better than your 2010 model.

It begs the question: Have we reached the limit to our personal computer progress? I think so.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:24 PM (Aoayx)



How do logarithms work, anyway?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (oKE6c)

107 Damn you, DC. Trying to ruin all my fun. Fucker.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (w+fJL)

108 "98 How old is Urethra Franklin?"


I fins that question irritating.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (fBxC6)

109 The answer to the Hollywood sign mess is simple: 1) LA condemns the neighborhood using eminent domain 2) LA turns it into a parking lot 3) Profit!$!$

Posted by: Oschisms at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (uqV2n)

110
Headline: Lindsay Lohan Catches Painful Virus, Actress Tweets
LiveScience.com




Boy, first time I read that, I thought the last word was something else....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (kdS6q)

111 Urethra Franklin? Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 10:28 PM (NeFrd) R-E-S-P-E-C-T I think I have to go pee

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (0Ew3K)

112 I think I was raped when I applied for a TSA Pre-check number.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2014 05:30 PM (4IFRz)

113 In other news Santa Mommy bought me an Under Armour shirt with the Superman logo. We called these UNDEROOS when we were kids.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:31 PM (Aoayx)

114 We bought our boy a gaming laptop - it has SHITTONS of power (yes, that is the technical term) and it cost all of $800. Eight. Hundred. Bucks.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:31 PM (7X4hH)

115 Tesla? http://youtu.be/avAvkdYa3qM

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:33 PM (20X6f)

116 101 Hey, where all the white wimmen at? Posted by: Bill Cosby at December 30, 2014 10:29 PM (4IFRz) I read that in a Bill Cosby voice. Slowly, with pauses in just the right places...genius. Seemed apt.

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 05:33 PM (zfw24)

117 Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501? Commenter J.J. at Neo-Neocon, who I believe is a retired airline pilot, left this comment: http://neoneocon.com/2014/12/30/found/#comment-858748

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:33 PM (sdi6R)

118 Has anyone used any OCR scanner freeware that they like? I can't seem to find anything from HP. I bought a 3-in-1 Epson wireless unit a few years ago for $43. Had to get a rain check and waited for three days to get it, but it was so worth it. It came with OCR software that works fairly well, ports to MS Word. Not freeware per se, but if you have a friend who has it...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:33 PM (0HooB)

119 >>>Damn you, DC. Trying to ruin all my fun. Yeah, I'm awesome like that.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 05:34 PM (e+1S5)

120 I saw Urethra Irritation open for Boz Scaggs back in '79

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 05:34 PM (KCxzN)

121 Can an irritated urethra be measured in Psakis?

Posted by: fairweatherbill nursing a sore back at December 30, 2014 05:34 PM (PR3eQ)

122 Why is it the only Tesla song I ever hear on the radio is that fucking hippie song Signs? I fucking hate that song. Tesla was a really cool band.

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 05:34 PM (zfw24)

123 Funny meme I found at Twitter. I've recreated it below. * * * * * "CREATING A PASSWORD" [snipped]

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:35 PM (/7rmH)

124 At my wife's birthday party a few years ago someone introduced her to birthday cake flavored vodka.  That was a good night.  She had one mondo hangover though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2014 05:35 PM (KFdZd)

125 I h9ve s0mc awes0mc frecware CCR s0ftwasc.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:36 PM (7X4hH)

126 123: They still play Tesla on the radio? Well, thats good I guess. I just dig out my ole Tesla CD's, dust them off, and play them on the CD player thingamajig. Just like in the ole days!!! Really!

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:36 PM (20X6f)

127 I h9ve s0mc awes0mc frecware CCR s0ftwasc. Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 10:36 PM (7X4hH) *** Snort!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (NeFrd)

128 Currently watching "The Man Who Killed Bin Laden (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UTijlIKa7U Here's Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6YpWSfZ150 Trigger warning: Doocy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (KH1sk)

129 Larry Craig stance.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (W5DcG)

130 WTF. Steve to the barrel for blowing the margins. Steve, get in the freaking barrel.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (OBxdH)

131 Yeah, I'm awesome like that. Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 10:34 PM (e+1S5) Funfetti flavored vodka drinking bastard.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (w+fJL)

132 Oh, God, wide again...

Posted by: Scott Norwood at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (qfd4W)

133 Diamond was working outside his area of expertise when he wrote Guns, Germs and Steel too, unless badly-argued hand-waving is his area of expertise.

Posted by: not impressed at December 30, 2014 05:37 PM (V0p5P)

134 Did I just blow the margins? It wasn't consensual!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 05:38 PM (KH1sk)

135 I want my cookie.

Posted by: Alana at December 30, 2014 05:38 PM (ayXHU)

136 But MWNP, that's how I got the *last* urethra irritation!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:38 PM (/7rmH)

137 Where all da wide wimmen at?

Posted by: Sherrif Bart, Chubby Chaser at December 30, 2014 05:38 PM (fBxC6)

138 127 123: They still play Tesla on the radio? Yeah. But. Just. That. One. Fucking. Song.

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 05:38 PM (zfw24)

139 Wide is good with a desktop and monitor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:39 PM (W5DcG)

140 131 WTF. Steve to the barrel for blowing the margins. Steve, get in the freaking barrel. Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at December 30, 2014 10:37 PM (OBxdH) Yeah, but in that case it's kind of necessary for the joke.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:39 PM (sdi6R)

141 Where all da wide wimmen at? **** You mean broads?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 05:39 PM (NeFrd)

142 I read his poxy book, which purported to be scientific, but in fact was a thinly disguised leftist screed. Our dusky friends have no agency whatever in their sorry plight. No. It's all their environment. Arabs live in Palestine for 2000 years, generate a subsistence economy based on trading camel dung. Jews occupy the exact same turf - i.e., the exact same environment - and in a generation produce a thriving diversified economy. Over to you, Jared, to explain that one.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 10:28 PM (oKE6c)


No I think you misunderstood what he was saying in his book. He was talking about the conditions for development of agriculture, writing, domestication of animals and the wheel, and metal weapons, etc. up to say 3000 BC. And I think he makes a pretty good case that the places where these could actually be created from scratch were quite limited.

That says nothing about how different groups performed in the 20th century.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 05:39 PM (wqVD1)

143 Thanks rickl!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:39 PM (/7rmH)

144 I've notices that I've gotten yet another hash. 4th one this year. Considering that it is "0Ew3K", does this mean that Pixy has chosen me to receive an extra special Ace movie review?

Posted by: The 0Ew3K Hat at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (0Ew3K)

145 Manspreading??

Posted by: Kreplach at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (bKSy7)

146 Wait, what? There's a band called Tesla? I thought Tesla was Elon Musk's failed bullshit attempt at making "cars"

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (KCxzN)

147 They still play Tesla on the radio? XM39, Hair Nation, bookended with Winger and Cinderella.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (Dhdnu)

148 Steve, you know the password to get out?

Posted by: The Barrel at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (fBxC6)

149 Big Fat Meanie: don't forget Extreme. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:40 PM (/7rmH)

150 Enwidening of the margins? I feel raped.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (7X4hH)

151 Bomber - Does it do Farsi to Spanglish? How are things?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (/GgDU)

152 Happy-ish Tuesday Evening, all yall ... May the families of the Air Asia victims find strength and be comforted... May Maet be blessed with good things for delivering us from ... really bad taste ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (P+IZm)

153 Meanwhile, over on HotAir...

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (dIkME)

154 Maybe, juuuust maybe, the Scalise scandal might take down the entire House leadership. http://bit.ly/1B3c8mx

Posted by: The Scandalous Hat at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (0Ew3K)

155 But MWNP, that's how I got the *last* urethra irritation!! Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 10:38 PM (/7rmH) Dude, you just killed the thread for anyone using a phone, unless a Cob can clean up the margin blowing mess you left. Not cool.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (o/3Hk)

156 I read oEw3K as "Ewok." *rubs face* Jeebus I need a life.

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (zfw24)

157 Time to widen narrow our horizons

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 05:41 PM (/GgDU)

158 Don't know the password to get out, but maybe if I click together my heels in these red sequined flip flops while whispering "there's no place like home..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:42 PM (/7rmH)

159 Why is this so wide? Someone post a picture of Kim Kardashian"s ass?

Posted by: Aviator at December 30, 2014 05:42 PM (3rrMW)

160 Does Psaki drink saki?

Posted by: Semi-supine scroller (in a stroller) at December 30, 2014 05:42 PM (BKaug)

161 Is Jared Diamond any relation to Carlos Danger?
Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 10:22 PM (20X6f)


Diamond is a historian who wrote a book saying that Europeans were specially blessed because the terrain and travel routes available made both invading each other easy, and promoted defense; and the other centers of civilization were not as lucky since natural terrain features impeded either invasion,which prevented cross polinization of ideas, or were so open that defense was impossible, which lead to non-homogenous societies.

He also wrote a book about what he thought was Malthusian failure, but concluded that failure and collapse was inevitable.

He is dearly loved by people who like to quote instead of think.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 05:42 PM (t//F+)

162 Excessive margin irrigation causes irritation

Posted by: Aren't you glans you stayed up at December 30, 2014 05:42 PM (FGEvF)

163 I'm sorry phone viewers. Maet, feel free to trim my joke comment above. (makes "I'm so sorry" face)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:43 PM (/7rmH)

164 Tesla was a pretty damn good rock band.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:43 PM (20X6f)

165 5 dolla'? Psaki Psaki???

Posted by: State Dept. Skank at December 30, 2014 05:43 PM (qfd4W)

166 Maybe, juuuust maybe, the Scalise scandal might take down the entire House leadership. Posted by: The Scandalous Hat Haw Haw.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible as Nelson Muntz at December 30, 2014 05:43 PM (V70Ne)

167 TB3K to the rescue.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (0HooB)

168 160 Has her ass been assessed? Is it insured?

Posted by: Semi-comatose scroller at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (BKaug)

169 @157: "I read oEw3K as 'Ewok.'" I'm pretty sure most of us did too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (kqGWM)

170 Maybe I heard it wrong but the "news" on the radio told me that the UN voted today to force Israel to give land to Palestinians. USA voted No saying it preferred a two-state solution through peaceful negotiations. Yeah, so that's good.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (Aoayx)

171 My ass is curvaceous, not wide. And the crack, that's where your nose belongs.

Posted by: Kim Kardashian at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (PR3eQ)

172 166 5 dolla'? Psaki Psaki??? Posted by: State Dept. Skank at December 30, 2014 10:43 PM (qfd4W) Too buku! Too buku!

Posted by: Phone Commenter at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (w+fJL)

173 "
Posted by: Scott Norwood"


And if there's anyone that know's their wide.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:44 PM (POynn)

174 Hey Maet...Thank you, and Happy New Year...Your ONT is always interesting!

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 05:45 PM (ahBY0)

175 Hey, where all the white wimmen at? Posted by: Bill Cosby at December 30, 2014 10:29 PM (4IFRz) uhnmmmm yo!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 30, 2014 05:45 PM (sEUh+)

176 61Incidentally, I just returned from WalMart where I bought a printer/copier/scanner. Total: $52.

16 years ago I bought a Canon copier/printer/scanner/fax for $500, and it sucked.

It's amazing how cheap these things are today. But why are they still so damn big?

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:19 PM (Aoayx)



Do not - I say again, DO NOT - buy an Epson anything. They're programmed to turn into pumpkins after a certain point. I bought my wife a printer/ copier / fax / scanner, with which we were very happy, until it decided we'd had enough use. Then it shut down, saying the ink catch basin (or whatever it was) was full, and that we'd need to buy an indulgence from the cocksuckers at Epson to use the thing again.

I (being handy) drained the ink catch basin. No dice. You need to buy a software key from the cocksuckers at Epson to unlock your device, even though the putative problem has been resolved.

Made me damned glad for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 05:45 PM (oKE6c)

177 "Someone post a picture of Kim Kardashian"s ass?"


Booty, booty, booty!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:45 PM (POynn)

178 I try never to annoy KK's ass, given that it's got enough moolah to buy and sell me and my faulty urethra several times over.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:46 PM (/7rmH)

179 Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?

Posted by: Semi-comatose scroller at December 30, 2014 05:46 PM (BKaug)

180 I have become quite taken with Brother printers.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:46 PM (7X4hH)

181 I bought the Canon El Cheapo. Made in China, of course.

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:46 PM (Aoayx)

182 Too buku! Too buku! "Paging Dorian Harewood and his Alabama black snake."

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 05:47 PM (zfw24)

183 Maybe I heard it wrong but the "news" on the radio told me that the UN voted today to force Israel to give land to Palestinians. USA voted No saying it preferred a two-state solution through peaceful negotiations. Yeah, so that's good. Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:44 PM (Aoayx) ******** I think you may have heard it wrong. From what I heard, it was an overwhelming vote not to endorse this, with a rather amazing US No Vote under Horsey and Stumblefcuk.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 05:47 PM (xrURQ)

184 He also wrote a book about what he thought was Malthusian failure, but concluded that failure and collapse was inevitable.
He is dearly loved by people who like to quote instead of think.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 10:42 PM (t//F+)


His first book was very good even if you disagree with his thesis. But I found his second one, Collapse, to be much weaker since it essentially ignores the effects of culture on peoples once you're past the hunter-gatherer stage.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 05:47 PM (wqVD1)

185 "Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?"



Eh.....okay.  Sorta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:47 PM (POynn)

186 remember DOT MATRIX from SPACEBALLS, she's DEAD now?

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:47 PM (Aoayx)

187 You could rest a turkey platter on me.

Posted by: Kim's ass at December 30, 2014 05:48 PM (BKaug)

188 "The negotiations have failed! Release the Kardashian!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:48 PM (/7rmH)

189 "I bought the Canon El Cheapo."



I would try to fire that thing. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:48 PM (POynn)

190 Tell you what, I'll give a shit about the "Scalise scandal" the second the MSM cares about the current President of the USA sitting in the pews and listening to racist tripe from his pastor for 20 years.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:48 PM (20X6f)

191 ^


Would "not"


Fark

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (POynn)

192 So I'm watching the "Foster Farms Bowl" with Maryland vs Stanford. This commercial just ran: http://youtu.be/uVtoY2cntlQ Is nothing sacred?

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (nL0sw)

193 You're thinking of Lando Calrrissian aka Billy Dee Williams

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (NeFrd)

194 177: All printers are like Vic lighters, when they are empty, throw the fuckers away and buy a new cheap ass printer. Fuckers.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (ucDmr)

195 101 Hey, where all the white wimmen at? Posted by: Bill Cosby at December 30, 2014 10:29 PM (4IFRz) here, don't even need a roofie.....

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (sEUh+)

196 Actually, I have two Canon printers. One is a black and white laser printer, the other is a photo quality ink-jet printer. Both are good, but kind of expensive to keep supplied with ink/toner.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (+1T7c)

197 Actually, I have two Canon printers. One is a black and white laser printer, the other is a photo quality ink-jet printer. Both are good, but kind of expensive to keep supplied with ink/toner.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 05:49 PM (+1T7c)

198 >>>
180 Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?

Posted by: Semi-comatose scroller at December 30, 2014 10:46 PM (BKaug)



The Kardashian Maneuver.

Posted by: Spocktaur at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (fBxC6)

199 "Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?"

Weren't the the grey ones with the spoons on their foreheads?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (UVfht)

200 Too buku! Too buku! Beaucoup cuckoo?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (wBQh1)

201 Maybe thinking of the Cardassians in the Star Trek universe.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (W5DcG)

202 And duplicate posts, too.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (+1T7c)

203 Scalise is scandal but Sharpton is okey-dokey by us.

Posted by: MFM at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (BKaug)

204 195: bic lighters. I don't think Vic makes lighters any more.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 05:50 PM (ucDmr)

205 "Is nothing sacred?"



Whadya mean?



Posted by: Charmin Super Ass Paper Bowl at December 30, 2014 05:51 PM (POynn)

206 This Fox thing on the Lincoln assassination isn't half bad.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 05:51 PM (ahBY0)

207 remember when XEROX was the big name in copiers? boy, did they miss the boat in the pc age

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 05:51 PM (Aoayx)

208 remember DOT MATRIX from SPACEBALLS, she's DEAD now? DOT MATRIX IS DEAD? --Al Sharpton

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 30, 2014 05:51 PM (wBQh1)

209 191 Tell you what, I'll give a shit about the "Scalise scandal" the second the MSM cares about the current President of the USA sitting in the pews and listening to racist tripe from his pastor for 20 years. Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 10:48 PM (20X6f) Or Al Sharpton visiting the White House about 80 times. As has been pointed out before, David Duke doesn't have a body count.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

210 Wasn't Kia Sedona some kind of Jedi knight?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (+1T7c)

211 195: bic lighters. I don't think Vic makes lighters any more. Not really since he invented fire.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (7X4hH)

212 >>>All printers are like Vic lighters, when they are empty, throw the fuckers away and buy a new cheap ass printer. Fuckers.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 10:49 PM (ucDmr)<<<



Vic lighters? What are those, two sticks being rubbed together?

Posted by: State Dept. Skank at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (qfd4W)

213 Weren't the the grey ones with the spoons on their foreheads? No, no, no, that was the blue guy with the two suction cups on stalks growing out of his forehead in STOS. Or the green chick Shat shagged.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (0HooB)

214 207 This Fox thing on the Lincoln assassination isn't half bad. Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (ahBY0) I think there might have been a book about something similar too...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (w+fJL)

215 The Kardashian Maneuver. The Kardashian Maru.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (wBQh1)

216 Tell you what, I'll give a shit about the "Scalise scandal" the second the MSM cares about the current President of the USA sitting in the pews and listening to racist tripe from his pastor for 20 years. Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 10:48 PM (20X6f) The MSM just threw the House Republicans into the briar patch.

Posted by: The Briar Hat at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (0Ew3K)

217 I have a question: Would an Android have an Electric (Kia) Soul?

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:52 PM (7X4hH)

218 His first book was very good even if you disagree with his thesis. But I found his second one, Collapse, to be much weaker since it essentially ignores the effects of culture on peoples once you're past the hunter-gatherer stage. Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:47 PM (wqVD1) Victor Davis Hanson wrote 'Carnage and Culture' specifically to rebut 'Guns Germs and Steel'. I listened to VDH massacre JD on NPR back in 2002 or so. The radio bit is still on NPR's site if anyone wants to listen to 10 minutes of JD sounding dumb

Posted by: Liv in Baltimore at December 30, 2014 05:53 PM (sEUh+)

219 Christina Hendricks boobs vs. Kim Kardashian's ass. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Posted by: Linda Eastman, Coffee Chat at December 30, 2014 05:53 PM (BKaug)

220 "Wasn't Kia Sedona some kind of Jedi knight?"


No, you're thinking of Hyundai Sonata.  Episode 3 or abouts. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:53 PM (POynn)

221 This Fox thing on the Lincoln assassination isn't half bad. Fox killed Lincoln!

Posted by: Batshit Leftist at December 30, 2014 05:54 PM (7X4hH)

222 "The Kardashian Maru."


That sounds kinda cool actually. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:54 PM (POynn)

223 germs, guns and steel how Europeans got lucky cuz they're not really smart or nuthin. jared diamond writer with a big heart in a cultured club for the ace of spades

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 05:54 PM (FpfnX)

224 Traveling. I don't like this hash so much.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (7X4hH)

225 I hear Vic did Kim.

Posted by: An old flame at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (BKaug)

226 217: over a congresscritter nobody could have picked out of a lineup before this happened. Also, the discredited SPLC pulled this out of the hat for everybody to see. I guess the congresscritter forgot to grease there palms.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (20X6f)

227 Tell you what, I'll give a shit about the "Scalise scandal" the second the MSM cares about the current President of the USA sitting in the pews and listening to racist tripe from his pastor for 20 years. Posted by: puddleglum@work But we have a chance to replace The Annoying Orange and his cabal of wet dishrags.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (V70Ne)

228 220 Christina Hendricks boobs vs. Kim Kardashian's ass. Discuss amongst yourselves. Posted by: Linda Eastman, Coffee Chat at December 30, 2014 10:53 PM (BKaug) Can't we have both?

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (sdi6R)

229 I think there might have been a book about something similar too...

Rumors my friend...Lena DunHams was not Lincoln's secret lover.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 05:55 PM (ahBY0)

230 Christina Hendricks boobs vs. Kim Kardashian's ass. I'm going to have a problem with that. I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 05:56 PM (KCxzN)

231 jared diamond
writer with a big heart
in a cultured club
for the ace of spades

 

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 10:54 PM

 

 

I'm getting jack of all these lousy puns on here.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 05:56 PM (tBSrv)

232 "Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?"

Sure, I remember the first episode when the Enterprise fought it out with a Kardashian starship.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 05:56 PM (DVjiu)

233 " I hear Vic did Kim."


You'd do it for Randolph Scott. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:56 PM (POynn)

234 Lena Donehim wrong.

Posted by: The lousy punster at December 30, 2014 05:56 PM (BKaug)

235 The MSM just threw the House Republicans into the briar patch. Posted by: The Briar Hat quelle surprise. It's still early. The starting gun for the next congress has not even sounded yet. By 2016 these guys will be worse than the Reavers on "Firefly".

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 05:57 PM (+1T7c)

236 220 Christina Hendricks boobs vs. Kim Kardashian's ass. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Posted by: Linda Eastman, Coffee Chat at December 30, 2014 10:53 PM (BKaug)



Caught in the crossfire... http://tinyurl.com/n8lpyj5

Posted by: srv at December 30, 2014 05:57 PM (fBxC6)

237 So my urethra is intact, but my barrelworthy comment above got snipped. I guess that's better than vice versa.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 05:57 PM (/7rmH)

238 Now I remember. The Kardashians were the bad guys on DS9.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 05:57 PM (0HooB)

239 " Christina Hendricks boobs vs. Kim Kardashian's ass."


Fascinating. 


That could rip a whole in the time/space continuum. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 05:58 PM (POynn)

240 I tell ya, if the budget isn't the hill the GOP wants to die on, defending anyone with the slightest ties to David Duke ain't the hill conservatives should die on.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 30, 2014 05:58 PM (uqV2n)

241 just checkin' in, hope yall have had a good evening thus far

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 05:59 PM (R5HRU)

242 242: thathalfrican, How you doin?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 06:00 PM (ucDmr)

243 Neither is Kim's ass.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 06:00 PM (ahBY0)

244 defending anyone with the slightest ties to David Duke ain't the hill conservatives should die on. Posted by: Oschisms Concern noted and filed in the appropriate receptacle.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:01 PM (wr4LJ)

245 Heh...the technology curve: 3D laser scanning is already been/ being leap frogged by photogrammetry. It's far more simple,,and you can get a mesh or point cloud downloaded from the cloud w/out leveraging local computing power. It's also a shit-ton cheaper. 40k laser scanner + 5-15k in software vs. a $300 iPhone. Plus photogrammetry can be deployed via UAV.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2014 06:01 PM (5buP8)

246 Christina Hendricks boobs. Plus, a ginger!

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 06:01 PM (20X6f)

247 Halfrican, take a gander at the previous thread, if you dare.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 06:01 PM (KH1sk)

248 I fart (billowingly) in your general direction.

Posted by: Kim's Pythonesque ass at December 30, 2014 06:02 PM (BKaug)

249 No I think you misunderstood what he was saying in his book. He was talking about the conditions for development of agriculture, writing, domestication of animals and the wheel, and metal weapons, etc. up to say 3000 BC. And I think he makes a pretty good case that the places where these could actually be created from scratch were quite limited.

That says nothing about how different groups performed in the 20th century.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 10:39 PM (wqVD1)



With respect, I think you misunderstood the meta-message of the book. Diamond didn't specifically address the 20th century, except by implication, but re-read the book: his point boils down to the peoples who are bringing up the rear are the victims of circumstance, and not to blame for their plight. He doesn't confine himself to the origins of civilization in the distant mists of antiquity (his thesis), but to the relative development up to the present.

Consider Japan, which Diamond did not see fit to mention, and which has absolutely nothing going for it in pretty much any respect in terms of natural advantages. Consider animals, crops, etc. that lent themselves to domestication. Did Japan have any advantage here over Africa? I'm thinking no.

Yet from a feudal society in 1858, the date of its first contact with Europeans (Americans, specifically) it became a world power by 1905. It turns out that the Japanese made something of their country in two generations. Meanwhile, Africa is still a basket case more than a century and a half after its first contact with Europeans, and will remain a basket case for the foreseeable future.

So laying off the lack of progress on environmental variables is a handy excuse, but that's all it is.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:02 PM (oKE6c)

250 We are all waiting with baited breath for the MSM to release the video of Scalise speaking at this event. Talking about eating babies or something. Alleged video of Obama speaking in LA with his special Muslim friend present. Crickets....

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 06:02 PM (+1T7c)

251 "Now I remember.
The Kardashians were the bad guys on DS9.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at December 30, 2014 10:57 PM (0HooB)"

""It's not you I hate, Kardashian; I hate what I became because of you"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 06:02 PM (t//F+)

252  I fart (billowingly) in your general direction.

 

Posted by: Kim's Pythonesque ass at December 30, 2014 11:02 PM

 

 

Don't rape me, bro.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:03 PM (tBSrv)

253 That could rip a whole in the time/space continuum. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 10:58 PM Space / Time continuum, my ass. You'd be in your bunk, as well. & no one could blame you

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:03 PM (KCxzN)

254 "I fart (billowingly) in your general direction."



Pfft.  Women don't fart.  Everybody knows that. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:03 PM (POynn)

255 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 11:00 PM (ucDmr) Bruh...I'm doing ok, you? Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 11:01 PM (KH1sk) Did all hell break loose?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:03 PM (R5HRU)

256 "defending anyone with the slightest ties to Weather Underground ain't the hill the Left should die on."

Just experimenting. Thats all.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 06:03 PM (20X6f)

257 "Doesn't Kardashian sound like a Star Wars character's name? Or is it just me?" It used to bug my gf to no end when I called her Kim "Cardassian".

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2014 06:04 PM (FcR7P)

258 *checks previous thread* motherofgod

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:04 PM (R5HRU)

259 256: doing good. Freezing my jimmys off though. God damn this cold sucks.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 06:05 PM (ucDmr)

260 Yet from a feudal society in 1858, the date of its first contact with Europeans (Americans, specifically) Posted by: Jay Guevara ERRRNT, First 'contact' was with the Portuguese in 1543. After which the Shogun realized how fucked they could be if Euro powers decided to colonize the islands, and quickly moved to restrict any trade, missions, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (wr4LJ)

261 *checks previous thread* motherofgod Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 11:04 PM (R5HRU) ****** You should have asked first. Just. Don't.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (xrURQ)

262 255 Pfft. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:03 PM (POynn) ISWYDT.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (sdi6R)

263 Did all hell break loose? Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 11:03 PM (R5HRU) --------- No, it was quite the jolly thread, as was its predecessor. But I was roundly condemned for exposing people to some transgressive cross-species artwork. Philistines.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (KH1sk)

264 "motherofgod"


If you don't know what you're facing, tread lightly. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (POynn)

265 232 otho Oh well, just deal with it.

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 06:06 PM (FpfnX)

266 So Scalise now didn't speak at the white nationalist conference? And have we ever figured out if it's white nationalist or white supremacist? There is a difference. One thinks they are superior, the other just wants to be separate. La Raza and NAACP and hispanic and black nationalist groups, but not necessarily supremacist. They have supremacists wings, of course.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 30, 2014 06:07 PM (ZPrif)

267 Bruce Jenner. Now that guy looks like an alien.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 06:07 PM (+1T7c)

268 On the Scalise thing. Republicans should not waste any time defending Scalise. They should scorch the earth by bringing out something bad some Dem did yesterday whenever they are asked.

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 06:07 PM (7X4hH)

269 " You'd be in your bunk, as well. "


Space/time continuum blows, Hell yeah I'm gonna get one in before it all goes to shit. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (POynn)

270  232 otho

Oh well, just deal with it.

 

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 11:06 PM

 

 

Dude. Read it again.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (tBSrv)

271 First 'contact' was with the Portuguese in 1543. After which the Shogun realized how fucked they could be if Euro powers decided to colonize the islands, and quickly moved to restrict any trade, missions, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:06 PM (wr4LJ)


OK, yeah, that's the first contact, in the sense that Leif Ericsson was the first European to land in the New World. I meant the first that had a fundamental impact on the development of the nation.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (oKE6c)

272 Dammit, my phone just died and I'm too lazy to go scrounging for the charge cord right now. Which means I can't continue playing that golf game. Which means I get to focus on bugging you people now. So, did we piss anyone off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (w+fJL)

273 "These are not the butt-steaks you are looking for."

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobiw at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (5buP8)

274 261 First 'contact' was with the Portuguese in 1543. After which the Shogun realized how fucked they could be if Euro powers decided to colonize the islands, and quickly moved to restrict any trade, missions, etc. Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:06 PM (wr4LJ) I think the Japanese were still using matchlock muskets into the mid-19th century, after which they modernized rapidly.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (sdi6R)

275 >>>I tell ya, if the budget isn't the hill the GOP wants to die on, defending anyone with the slightest ties to David Duke ain't the hill conservatives should die on.<<<



We're gonna get them Duke Boys!

Posted by: Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and the MFM at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (qfd4W)

276  232 otho

Oh well, just deal with it.

 

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 11:06 PM

 

Fuck. I just got it, you sneaky bastard.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:08 PM (tBSrv)

277 First cold snap for us in the land of shitty Midwest football teams. 11 down to 5 tonight. Still no snow.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 06:09 PM (ahBY0)

278 ...when I called her Kim "Cardassian"... Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2014 11:04 PM... we have much to speak of

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:09 PM (KCxzN)

279 I see Ed McCaffrey taught his kid well. His son Christian is shredding Maryland's D.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 06:09 PM (nL0sw)

280 It's cold as all get out here as well. Negative 8, gotta love it. Yeah the last thread was a disturbing romp. I skimmed it before my eyes melted from their sockets.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:10 PM (R5HRU)

281 By all means, go to the mat for a Boehner ally. Not sure what conservatives think they will get out of it or what they think they owe Boehner. I don't like the double standard, but I'm not naive enough to think that standing on it any one time will get rid of it.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 30, 2014 06:10 PM (uqV2n)

282 "I see Ed McCaffrey taught his kid well. His son Christian is shredding Maryland's D."


It would be nice to see Son of McCaffrey in the NFL one day. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:11 PM (POynn)

283 Space/time continuum blows, Hell yeah I'm gonna get one in before it all goes to shit. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:08 PM I'm not even sure of the context, but me, too.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:11 PM (KCxzN)

284 OK, yeah, that's the first contact, in the sense that Leif Ericsson was the first European to land in the New World. I meant the first that had a fundamental impact on the development of the nation. Posted by: Jay Guevara The Portuguese had more of an impact than Leif did on the Americas. Earliest firearms introduced. Chickens. Horses, etc. The Portuguese landing was like finding a fucking alien on planet earth to the Japanese.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (wr4LJ)

285 Yeah the last thread was a disturbing romp. I skimmed it before my eyes melted from their sockets.

The previous thread was loaded with the dork side of the Force.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (DVjiu)

286 >>>That could rip a whole in the time/space continuum.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 10:58 PM


Space / Time continuum, my ass. You'd be in your bunk, as well.

& no one could blame you

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 11:03 PM (KCxzN)<<<



No no no. You see, that's what he calls me.

Posted by: R.K.'s jerk sock at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (qfd4W)

287 I'm enjoying watching Maryland getting there asses kicked. Classless fucks.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (20X6f)

288 They could just give up and appoint Pelosi as speaker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (W5DcG)

289 I think the Japanese were still using matchlock muskets into the mid-19th century, after which they modernized rapidly. Posted by: rickl Yes, but they were extremely well made match-lock muskets (seriously). The Japanese were deatlhly afraid of changing the status quo. Those matchlock muskets had been made centuries before (during the Portugese contact period).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 06:12 PM (+1T7c)

290 So Scalise may or may not have given a tax policy speech for some white nationalists. Meanwhile self-professed black nationalist Jay-Z is regularly at the White House. As is self-professed black nationalist Spike Lee. Jay-Z wears medallions of the "5 Percent Nation" Nation of Islam off-shoot which preaches that all whites are devils. As in literally demonic. Obama has praised Farrakhan many times. Farrakhan is a proud black nationalist. Farrakhan, Jay-Z, and Spike Lee's public statements are identical to David Duke's. They are black nationalists and Duke is a white nationalist. It's the same thing.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 30, 2014 06:13 PM (ZPrif)

291 261 First 'contact' was with the Portuguese in 1543. After which the Shogun realized how fucked they could be if Euro powers decided to colonize the islands, and quickly moved to restrict any trade, missions, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:06 PM (wr4LJ)



My point was the contrast with Africa, which had contact with the Europeans (also with the Portuguese) about the same time (16th century), and then again later in the 19th century, and yet remained pretty much as backward as it remains ... to this day, while Japan has been a force to be reckoned with for over a century. Do we have any programs to aid Japan? To educate the Japanese? To vaccinate them against local diseases? No.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:13 PM (oKE6c)

292 "Yeah the last thread was a disturbing romp. I skimmed it before my eyes melted from their sockets."



Sometimes reality ain't easy.  Well, most of the time.  Buck up, develop that mental/emotional wall, and, marshall on. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:13 PM (POynn)

293 The Portuguese had more of an impact than Leif did on the Americas. Earliest firearms introduced. Chickens. Horses, etc.

The Portuguese landing was like finding a fucking alien on planet earth to the Japanese.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:12 PM (wr4LJ)



Was that before or after they crucified them at Nagasaki?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:14 PM (oKE6c)

294 And then Anjin San landed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:15 PM (W5DcG)

295 HAHA, suck it Terps.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 06:15 PM (20X6f)

296 208 remember when XEROX was the big name in copiers? boy, did they miss the boat in the pc age Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (Aoayx) Yeah, especially since they invented the whole windows and icons thing.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2014 06:16 PM (MQEz6)

297 The Portuguese had more of an impact than Leif did on the Americas. Earliest firearms introduced. Chickens. Horses, etc.

The Portuguese landing was like finding a fucking alien on planet earth to the Japanese.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:12 PM (wr4LJ)



Again, contrast this with Africa. Africa saw firearms introduced at the same time (16th century). Chickens and horses also. Compare and contrast the following events with those that took place in Japan.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:16 PM (oKE6c)

298 Test

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2014 06:16 PM (5buP8)

299 291: You are correct. They are all assholes. Race baiting pieces of shit. Obama needs to be held accountable for that shit. Never happen with mewling quims running the media. I just don't give a shit anymore.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 06:17 PM (ucDmr)

300 "You see, that's what he calls me.
Posted by: R.K.'s jerk"


Fucker. 



Hehehehehe.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:17 PM (POynn)

301 266 otho read mine again diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades deal are you in?

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 06:17 PM (FpfnX)

302 Test

You passed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 06:17 PM (DVjiu)

303 Seamrog, I'm tired of your penny-ante puns.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 06:18 PM (DVjiu)

304 "Earliest firearms introduced. Chickens. Horses, etc. "


I did not know that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:19 PM (POynn)

305 "Seamrog, I'm tired of your penny-ante puns."


Uh-oh. 



Fight! Fight!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:19 PM (POynn)

306 Seamrog is obviously not playing with a full deck.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 06:20 PM (DVjiu)

307 Top Ten ways Africa is different from Japan 10) zebras 9) sand

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2014 06:20 PM (MQEz6)

308 266 otho

read mine again

diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades

deal

are you in?

 

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 11:17 PM

 

You're raising my ire, here. check post 277.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:20 PM (tBSrv)

309 208 remember when XEROX was the big name in copiers?

boy, did they miss the boat in the pc age

Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (Aoayx)



Yep. Xerox got hosed in copiers by a classic strategy. Xerox failed to work on improving its copiers. The Japanese (I've forgotten which company - Canon?) worked their asses off on patenting improvements, thereby hemming in Xerox, which finally realized it was fucked. Their patents were about to expire, and they couldn't improve their product without infringing Canon's patents, so they had to cross-license with Canon and then compete on marketing. RIP Xerox.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:20 PM (oKE6c)

310 Parts of "Africa" had continuous contact with Europe. Muslim slave raids into Europe. Invasion by the Moors (or was that....Moops?) from Morocco into Spain. The Crusades (well, properly Asia Minor), and of course the long contact between Rome and Egypt.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 06:20 PM (+1T7c)

311 One takeaway is this: If you think you have been raped, you MUST go to the police. If you do anything else, then you should not have any expectations of justice. I would amend this by saying that, if you have been raped, you must get someone supportive, to assist you. Rape victims often are confused, disoriented and have memory lapses. They are vulnerable to being pressured to "just go home and forget about this". Police officers are often ignorant of the effects of trauma on victims. Rape victims, even today, are not believed if they seem confused about what happened to them or the sequence of events. Victims are dismissed as attempting to file a false or unfounded rape report if they do not appear to have been physically beaten or appear emotionless. The Marc O'Leary serial rape case, the Rotherham, England sexual abuse case, the Roy Ruiz Loredo serial rape case, the Elizabeth City State University sexual assault cases, etc.... All involved predators racking up countless victims because police did not believe women - and, in some cases, threatened or charged victims with filing a false rape complaint.

Posted by: Jen at December 30, 2014 06:21 PM (msAGT)

312 Shaka Zulu

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:21 PM (R5HRU)

313 "The Portuguese"


We'll take anyone of them, except the Portuguese. 

Posted by: Rick Ridge at December 30, 2014 06:21 PM (POynn)

314 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 06:21 PM (9GG/0)

315 Do we have any programs to aid Japan? To educate the Japanese? To vaccinate them against local diseases? No. Posted by: Jay Guevara Sorry, it's just too easy to nitpick the living shit out of things that run headlong into the few areas of history I actually know. Africa? I'm all for spending money to fuck up the Middle Kingdom's plans for world wide dominance. (you are aware of china's 'investment' plans, yes? ) And, actually we sure as shit give aid to Japan in the form of defense provided by the greatest military force ever developed. Besides that? A dollar denominated monetary regime, as fucked as it is, actually has had a pretty beneficial effect on their economy. BRING IT!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:21 PM (wr4LJ)

316 308 Top Ten ways Africa is different from Japan 10) zebras 9) sand Posted by: eman at December 30, 2014 11:20 PM (MQEz6) an empire during nearly the entirety of the Bronze Age

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:23 PM (w+fJL)

317 Fucked that sock up.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:23 PM (POynn)

318 worst cookie in the world = anything with those fucking coconut shavings.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 10:21 PM (wr4LJ)



True, dat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2014 06:23 PM (mtmZ0)

319 315 hi all Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 11:21 PM (9GG/0) Evening CJ

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (w+fJL)

320 >>>"I see Ed McCaffrey taught his kid well. His son Christian is shredding Maryland's D."


It would be nice to see Son of McCaffrey in the NFL one day. <<<




Ed McCaffrey... remember watching him make that awesome one handed catch while severely breaking his leg. Brutal.



Beat that, Odell Beckham, Jr.

Posted by: Ghost of NFL Past at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (qfd4W)

321 Women who make false rape accusations should be severely punished.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (ZPrif)

322 i kinda like the portuguese, especially the hot brazilian portuguese chicks

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (9GG/0)

323 I'm a first time commenter, long time lurker. Had some time tonight, want to see if I get a cool hash.

Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (wO9bd)

324 317: Japan has stripe less zebras. I think they have giant midgets too.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 06:24 PM (ucDmr)

325 We had military defense alliances with Japan because post WWII, their new Constitution (which was written by McArthur and staff) strictly limited their military.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at December 30, 2014 06:25 PM (+1T7c)

326 "worst cookie in the world = anything with those fucking coconut shavings."



Not the taste, mind you, it's the consistency. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:25 PM (POynn)

327 Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 11:24 PM (wO9bd) you're here forever now

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:26 PM (R5HRU)

328 worst cookie in the world = anything with those fucking coconut shavings. Agreed.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:26 PM (KCxzN)

329 328 Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 11:24 PM (wO9bd) you're here forever now Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 11:26 PM (R5HRU) Hotel California, dude.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2014 06:26 PM (MQEz6)

330 "I'm a first time commenter, long time lurker. Had some time tonight, want to see if I get a cool hash."


Dark alley.  Deep night.  How much you got on ya'? 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:26 PM (POynn)

331 anyone doing the whole resolutions thing?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:27 PM (R5HRU)

332 RIP Xerox. Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:20 PM (oKE6c) The company I retired from switched from Canon copier/printers and HP printers to Xerox copier/printers two years ago. So they're not completely dead yet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:27 PM (W5DcG)

333 I'm a first time commenter, long time lurker. Had some time tonight, want to see if I get a cool hash. Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 11:24 PM (wO9bd) ******* Sorry, you lost the hash thing. However, please do comment more. We need all the Ron's and Ettes talking we can get.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 06:29 PM (OBxdH)

334 " anyone doing the whole resolutions thing?"


Yes.  Let's see. 


I resolve to be a bigger dick than every before. 


Is that anything after that? 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:29 PM (POynn)

335 208 remember when XEROX was the big name in copiers? boy, did they miss the boat in the pc age Posted by: All 2014 Soothsayers Must Go Clearance Sale! at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (Aoayx) Kodak and Polaroid kind of missed the digital revolution also. Both could have cleaned up being the innovators of photo printer paper, but they thought there was no future in digital photography because people wanted film.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 30, 2014 06:29 PM (+Fae7)

336 worst cookie in the world = anything with those fucking coconut shavings.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 10:21 PM (wr4LJ)

True, dat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2014 11:23 PM (mtmZ0)


I once bought creame filled vanilla wafer cookies from an asian market

The vanilla wafers were tasteless and the cream was pretty much fluffed crisco and sugar.  They weren't terrible the way lutefisk is terrible, they were just.....completely without flavor. 

Don't but asian sweets at an asian market.  Balut, maybe, but not the sweets.

The worst candy is Musk candy from Australia, by the way.  It is surgical appliance pink, texture-wise it is unpleasant, and it tastes like my grandmothers bathroom smelled.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 06:30 PM (t//F+)

337 That Guns Germs And Steel fellow evidently thinks that leftist political movements are somehow not inherently seditious. That's what Leftism is: treason, sedition, murder, and instant aristocracy. Fucker evidently thinks it's some sort of preference for 35% more traffic lights instead of infinity percent more death camps.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at December 30, 2014 06:30 PM (scgac)

338 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:29 PM (POynn) *dead*

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:30 PM (R5HRU)

339 the deuce, you say? hard dealing with all you cards, it just doesn't suit me. I'll play along for a while, before I fold.

Posted by: seamrog at December 30, 2014 06:31 PM (FpfnX)

340 anyone doing the whole resolutions thing? Posted by: thathalfrican I'm old enough now to realize it's an exercise in futility. If one is desirous of change, one would have done it in March, or July, or November.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:31 PM (wr4LJ)

341 .


I resolve to be a bigger dick than every before. 




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:29 PM

 

I resolved to not be such a dick. BTW- you fucked up with "every". It should read "ever"... fucking retard.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:32 PM (tBSrv)

342 Will Ridley Scott ruin HALO???

http://youtu.be/mjl_vxXSkAg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 06:32 PM (LrtOu)

343 They are not the only ones !

Posted by: WWhiskey at December 30, 2014 06:32 PM (y+S7B)

344 Welcome Sully. I mostly lurk when I'm drinking so I don't make a bigger fool of myself.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 06:32 PM (qMpWB)

345 Did Mark Levin ever move that last inch or is he still on the cocktail party list? Asking for a gun-I mean friend...

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 06:33 PM (pBsHH)

346 drink and post its a great idea! scouts honor

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:33 PM (R5HRU)

347 "BTW- you fucked up with "every". It should read "ever"... fucking retard."


Yeah, you're right.  I am kinda dumb.  But, I got my "you're"s right. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:34 PM (POynn)

348 >>>Will Ridley Scott ruin HALO???

http://youtu.be/mjl_vxXSkAg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 11:32 PM (LrtOu)<<<



Absolutely. Therefore, let me make HALO.

Posted by: George Lucas at December 30, 2014 06:34 PM (qfd4W)

349 "Dark alley. Deep night. How much you got on ya'? " I've got some pocket lint if you want it. You could use it to start a fire. On another note, I've often thought that the culture of African nations is what has kept them so messed up. WeirdDave said it best this weekend in his thread that everyone picks a side, their own tribe. Unfortunately, Sub Saharan culture has something fundamentally lacking in their ability to implement policies that help citizens. Their 'tribes' seem more often than not hell bent on getting revenge rather than respecting human rights.

Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 06:34 PM (wO9bd)

350 Welcome Sully. I mostly lurk when I'm drinking so I don't make a bigger fool of myself. Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 11:32 PM (qMpWB) ****** OK, so I just found out where I tend to fcuk up. Good to know.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 06:34 PM (o/3Hk)

351 Sorry, it's just too easy to nitpick the living shit out of things that run headlong into the few areas of history I actually know.

Africa? I'm all for spending money to fuck up the Middle Kingdom's plans for world wide dominance. (you are aware of china's 'investment' plans, yes? )

And, actually we sure as shit give aid to Japan in the form of defense provided by the greatest military force ever developed. Besides that?

A dollar denominated monetary regime, as fucked as it is, actually has had a pretty beneficial effect on their economy.

BRING IT!
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:21 PM (wr4LJ)



Sure, we aid Japan now (indirectly) through defense. Just like Europe in that respect.

Contrast Japan with any country in sub-Saharan Africa. They both had their very first contact with Europe about the same time (16th century), and their first major contact with the West in the 19th century, yet Japan became a world power that kicked Russia's ass in 1905, almost kicked ours militarily in 1941 ff., and almost kicked it again economically in the 1980s. Meanwhile, Africa remains a basket case, despite natural resources, shitloads of aid, external efforts to promote education and public health, the works.

Shorter version: does the Peace Corps operate in Japan? The very notion is laughable. It operates in Africa. A friend's daughter was sent to help the brothers dig a well there. Can you imagine that happening in Japan?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:34 PM (oKE6c)

352 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:35 PM (w+fJL)

353 Don't buy asian sweets at an asian market. Balut, maybe, but not the sweets. Posted by: Kindltot I think the exception here is, perhaps, Viet bakeries in the US. They have some damn fine weird stuff I can't identify but know they are tasty-ass carbs. Balut is a no-no in any store, beach, thing with things. Eecch.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:36 PM (wr4LJ)

354 Yeah, you're right. I am kinda dumb. But, I got my "you're"s right.

 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:34 PM

 

*retard bros high five*

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:36 PM (tBSrv)

355 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 11:35 PM No. FYNQ?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:37 PM (KCxzN)

356 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 11:35 PM (w+fJL) You forgot "pantsless."

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 06:37 PM (nL0sw)

357 195: bic lighters. I don't think Vic makes lighters any more.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 10:50 PM (ucDmr)



The Vic lighter is two dry sticks in a box, with some wood shavings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2014 06:37 PM (mtmZ0)

358 *retard bros high five* Correct term is 'brotard'.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 06:37 PM (pBsHH)

359 Funny, thathalfrican. Don't post during the day. Just lurk at lunch. In the doing chores at nite. Have a Long weekend which will be nice. Not even taking all my pto. Ace really needs to put that Spocktaur shit under the fold. Fuck, not enough brain bleach.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 06:38 PM (qMpWB)

360 so I'm watching MTVs' The Real World EX's. I remember when they were interesting and not entirely about boozing and sex.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:38 PM (R5HRU)

361 A friend's daughter was sent to help the brothers dig a well there. Can you imagine that happening in Japan? Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:34 PM (oKE6c) The Japanese would have a well digging robot.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:38 PM (W5DcG)

362 On another note, I've often thought that the culture of African nations is what has kept them so messed up. WeirdDave said it best this weekend in his thread that everyone picks a side, their own tribe. Unfortunately, Sub Saharan culture has something fundamentally lacking in their ability to implement policies that help citizens. Their 'tribes' seem more often than not hell bent on getting revenge rather than respecting human rights.

Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 11:34 PM (wO9bd)


Yep. But the point is that they as people have agency in generating their problems. Swap the populations of Japan and any African country. On current running, is there any doubt that in a generation or two the Japanese-African country would be thriving, and the African-Japan country a basket case?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:38 PM (oKE6c)

363 Don't forget the chaps, unless you like getting chaffed and chuffed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (LrtOu)

364 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 11:35 PM (w+fJL) ******* Why, not that I am aware of. I am running a car tomorrow night, so I will get to be with the morons in Spirit if not in reality.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (xrURQ)

365 @322 - Women who make false rape accusations should be severely punished. They should be prosecuted in accordance with the law. In which case, if the successful prosecution rate is similar to that of rape, approximately 95% of them will never be charged or will be acquitted.

Posted by: Jen at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (msAGT)

366 I think the exception here is, perhaps, Viet bakeries in the US. They have some damn fine weird stuff I can't identify but know they are tasty-ass carbs.
Balut is a no-no in any store, beach, thing with things. Eecch.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 30, 2014 11:36 PM (wr4LJ)


I think the Viet places have been influenced heavily by the French.  And they have chicory coffee....Mmmmm, chicory coffee and garlic chicken and the chilies that will burn the hair out of your nose and noodles.....

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (t//F+)

367 This Fox thing on the Lincoln assassination isn't half bad. Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (ahBY0) I think there might have been a book about something similar too... Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 10:52 PM (w+fJL) Lincoln died doing what he believed in... fighting vampires.

Posted by: The Briar Hat at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (0Ew3K)

368 "350"


I was just cracking jokes, scully.  You went a bit deeper than I was plumbing.  Can't say. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:39 PM (POynn)

369 353 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 11:35 PM (w+fJL) ----- Snorting coke off a midget tranny's ass, and posting.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 06:40 PM (KH1sk)

370 Anna & Hat showed up.  Way past salvage at this point. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:40 PM (POynn)

371 No. FYNQ? Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 11:37 PM (KCxzN) Sure, when did you realize that you have a really small dick? You forgot "pantsless." Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 11:37 PM (nL0sw) I assumed that was a given with the drinking.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:40 PM (w+fJL)

372 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:38 PM (oKE6c) Bingo. It's hard to help your people when you divert that help away from them and have a goofy as government to boot.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:40 PM (R5HRU)

373 Is there another way to post in the evenings other than drinking and posting?

I heard garlic and/or rotten fish breath helps a lot.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 06:41 PM (ahBY0)

374 Just as an FYI, I was informed right after this thread started that the fiancee's aunt had died last night. The fiancee had just seen her at Thanksgiving.



Things are a bit chaotic.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 06:41 PM (T1005)

375 "Lincoln died doing what he believed in... fighting vampires."



Was that movie half-way worth a shit?  Never saw it. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:41 PM (POynn)

376 Snorting coke off a midget tranny's ass, and posting. Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 11:40 PM (KH1sk) I.....I can't even respond to that. I'm at a loss for words. (I'm sure there are a few commenters around here that will applaud you for that. Lol.) I need another drink. Brb

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:41 PM (w+fJL)

377 Correct term is 'brotard'.

 

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 11:37 PM

 

 

LOL. I am so totally stealing that.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:42 PM (tBSrv)

378 The Japanese would have a well digging robot.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 11:38 PM (W5DcG)



Exactly. Think about it: we had to send someone to Africa to tell the Africans where/how to dig a fucking well. They've been living there since Adam first felt up Eve, so they must have a clue where to find water there. Similarly, they presumably have mastered the concept of digging a hole in the ground. We're not talking about the space shuttle here. But we have to send someone there to plan and organize this high-tech venture, because apparently they can't do this.

It's a pretty sorry lookout. Especially when measured against the Japanese.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:43 PM (oKE6c)

379 "Things are a bit chaotic."


Damn, ctuhulhu, sorry. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 06:43 PM (POynn)

380 We're now the laughingstock of the world. Is there any way he *hasn't* fcuked up this country? Posted by: OregonMuse at December 30, 2014 10:17 PM (DVjiu) Ah, yes, remember those exciting days of '08 when Barack strutted in Berlin and All The Important People assured us that America would regain the love and respect of the world and rebuild the reputation that that dumb cowboy had ruined? I have to say, I burst out laughing when I read the Russians "even invented their own anti-IQ unit called 1 Psaki. One who has 3 Psakis has a brain of a clam." Then I got embarrassed and angry - because it's my country which is beclowning itself on the world stage. Whatever you think of Kissinger, did anybody ever mock him for having the brains of a clam? Or George Schultz? Donald Rumsfeld? Condi Rice? John Bolton? People hated them, but nobody ever thought they were stupid.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 06:43 PM (+XMAD)

381 cthulhu thoughts...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 06:44 PM (KCxzN)

382 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005) Damn, sorry to hear

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:44 PM (R5HRU)

383 does the Peace Corps operate in Japan? The very notion is laughable. It operates in Africa. A friend's daughter was sent to help the brothers dig a well there. Can you imagine that happening in Japan? Posted by: Jay Guevara Not now. Possible, sure. ( in the sense that all things are possible) More to the point, I'd be happy to fund a 1000 more Peace Corps missions in exchange for the zeroing of a Federal agency. 100 billion to Asia, Africa, where-ever versus the EPA's persistent destruction of productivity and innovation? C'mon, it's not even a question for economic conservatives. Akin, this sounds like the whole battle of repealing the pork barrel legislation; it never amounted to much and we on the Right rarely even mention that small victory.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 06:45 PM (wr4LJ)

384 Sorry to hear that cthulhu. I've had a lot of people close to me pass in the months leading up to Christmas.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 06:45 PM (ahBY0)

385 "a midget tranny" Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 11:40 PM (KH1sk) Damn you! That made me check to see if Rule 34 held true. It did.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 06:45 PM (nL0sw)

386 WTF, I thought MTV was music. Why the fuck didn't you come to me like a man and tell me this shit?

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 06:45 PM (qMpWB)

387 >>>Whatever you think of Kissinger, did anybody ever mock him for having the brains of a clam? Or George Schultz? Donald Rumsfeld? Condi Rice? John Bolton? People hated them, but nobody ever thought they were stupid.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 11:43 PM (+XMAD)<<<



Damn right! They would have died by the 'stache... painfully.

Posted by: John F'n Bolton at December 30, 2014 06:46 PM (qfd4W)

388 Condolences, cthulhu.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 06:46 PM (oKE6c)

389 "Correct term is 'brotard'. LOL. I am so totally stealing that." Tomorrow night, at my gig, you know who will be standing next to me as I play bass? A guitard.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 06:46 PM (pBsHH)

390 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005) Sorry to hear; thoughts and prayers headed your way.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 06:47 PM (nL0sw)

391 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:38 PM (oKE6c) You are definitely right. South Africa is a half way decent country despite the racist Mandela governments. I'm pretty sure we all know why that is.

Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 06:47 PM (wO9bd)

392 332 anyone doing the whole resolutions thing? Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 11:27 PM (R5HRU) It's a tradition with me. I write a few down every New Years Day. It's also a tradition to have forgotten about them by the time April rolls around.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 06:47 PM (+XMAD)

393 Tomorrow night, at my gig, you know who will be standing next to me as I play bass?


A guitard.

 

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 11:46 PM

 

LOL. Even better. Totally yoinked and will be put to good use.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:48 PM (tBSrv)

394 Tomorrow night, at my gig, you know who will be standing next to me as I play bass? A guitard. Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 11:46 PM They all are.

Posted by: AltonJackson, Harmonicard at December 30, 2014 06:49 PM (KCxzN)

395 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005) My condolences.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 06:49 PM (+XMAD)

396 It could only be Jared

Posted by: Blood at December 30, 2014 06:50 PM (FGEvF)

397 Every time I see a commercial or trailer for Liam Neeson's latest cookie cutter movie Taken 3 I read it as Tekken.

So went to see Unbroken today.  The tech details they seem to get right.  Went and checked the book, 'Superman' was described as having the Sperry ball turret and one photo of the plane shows one of the extra .50cal machine guns installed in the nose.  So the plane was indeed a late model D.

Very spare in some ways in story telling.  But forget Bridge on the River Kwai.  The brutality of the Japanese guards is on full display.  Especially The Bird and his Kendo stick.  They even mention the "Kill all" order the Japanese had.

As Zamp and three other fellow prisoners are dumping their human waste into Tokyo Bay I regretted having sushi for lunch which I was burping during this scene.  Earlier as the three drift survivors of 'Green Hornet' alone in the vast Pacific under the scorching brutal sun, they are eating a fish raw and joking how the Japanese eat raw fish as sushi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 06:50 PM (LrtOu)

398 Resolutions are for quitters. Eff that press on.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at December 30, 2014 06:50 PM (ucDmr)

399 Stanford voxing Maryland hard.

Posted by: joncelli at December 30, 2014 06:50 PM (ENczY)

400 last year I was planning on doing 10,000 situps.
I figured 30 a day and I would have a margin of error for hangovers, long weekends and mornings with witnesses

It lasted a month.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2014 06:51 PM (t//F+)

401 Things are a bit chaotic.

 

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM

 

Take it easy, C-dog.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 06:51 PM (tBSrv)

402 Hillary ain't no ways a tard.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:51 PM (W5DcG)

403 It's a pretty sorry lookout. Especially when measured against the Japanese. Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:43 PM (oKE6c) A family member was just granted a $140,000 rotary club grant to build a sewer system in Honduras. While I'm certainly glad that someone might not have to walk and live in their own poop, I question whether this project would actually create any sort of lasting infrastructure after the two week 'mission' trip is over.

Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 06:51 PM (wO9bd)

404 No resolutions. I will just break them and then the ingrained catholic guilt will seep in. Why bother? Imma always trying to be a better person, that's as good as it gets.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 06:51 PM (qMpWB)

405 zamp rose parade is kaing him their parade marshall this year. he did it last year too, but of course he passed tis year. but they are making him parade marshall anyone

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2014 06:53 PM (zOTsN)

406 About the only thing to top All Hail Eris is if they are twin midget trannys.  But that croggles the mind so badly, uh never mind.  Pass me the brain bleach.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 06:53 PM (LrtOu)

407 >>>Stanford voxing Maryland hard.

Posted by: joncelli at December 30, 2014 11:50 PM (ENczY)<<<



Yeah, but they just Obama'd that hand off.

Posted by: John F'n Bolton at December 30, 2014 06:54 PM (qfd4W)

408 Condolences, cthulhu. And if and when it's fitting, please pass condolences along to your fiancee from all of us.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 06:54 PM (pBsHH)

409 Why should I dig or learn to dig a well if someone else will do it for me?

Posted by: African Watching Guys With Shovels at December 30, 2014 06:54 PM (fBxC6)

410 I have a question: Would an Android have an Electric (Kia) Soul? Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2014 10:52 PM (7X4hH) 01000010011000010110000101100001

Posted by: An Electric Sheep at December 30, 2014 06:54 PM (0Ew3K)

411 New Years Eve Eve ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/550079152175714304 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/550079328613310464

Posted by: kbdabear at December 30, 2014 06:54 PM (GrXXa)

412 They've been living there since Adam first felt up Eve, so they must have a clue where to find water there. That knowledge was stolen from them by colonial oppressors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:55 PM (W5DcG)

413 I'm actually planning on making some serious wholesale changes in the new year.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 06:55 PM (R5HRU)

414 It's a pretty sorry lookout. Especially when measured against the Japanese.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2014 11:43 PM (oKE6c)



The Japanese dig their own wells. The Africans have found a way to get someone else to do it, at their own expense, while they sit on their asses and watch. Now, who's the stupid ones?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2014 06:55 PM (mtmZ0)

415 that was awful vox like in errors they are "making" him the parade marshall he passed "this" year they are making him parade marshall "anyway"

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2014 06:55 PM (zOTsN)

416 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005) Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: The Poliltical Hat at December 30, 2014 06:56 PM (0Ew3K)

417 215 207 This Fox thing on the Lincoln assassination isn't half bad. Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 10:51 PM (ahBY0) I think there might have been a book about something similar too... Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 10:52 PM (w+fJL) It was covered in Chapter 3 of Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism."

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 06:56 PM (+XMAD)

418 They've been living there since Adam first felt up Eve, so they must have a clue where to find water there. That knowledge was stolen from them by colonial oppressors. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 11:55 PM (W5DcG) Remember, all civilizations were started by Blacks until evil albinos came by... http://www.realhistoryww.com/index.htm

Posted by: The Albino Hat at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (0Ew3K)

419 There's kb with the save! Much better than coked up midget trannies.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (w+fJL)

420 What changes halfrican?

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (qMpWB)

421 Good night my pretty pretties. Sorry for all the ugly images I've inflicted on your sweet psyches! **snickers insincerely**

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (KH1sk)

422 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 11:53 PM (LrtOu) Yeah, I don't want to find out.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (nL0sw)

423 You'd do it for Randolph Scott. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 10:56 PM (POynn) Alright... but we still won't take the Irish!

Posted by: Olson Johnson at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (0Ew3K)

424 380 "Things are a bit chaotic."


Damn, ctuhulhu, sorry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 11:43 PM (POynn)



Not to worry -- she was about 95 and all three of her sons had recently relocated to be near her, so she was well looked-after. And there will be a time for sorrow and thoughts and prayers later.....but right now is a time of chaos and meaningless futzing around. Then, there's this whole other subtext of dealing with the aunt's dog....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 06:57 PM (T1005)

425 Anna Puma, I always enjoy your knowledge of WW2 and you've been teasing this movie all day. Is it worth seeing? You're killin me here.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (ahBY0)

426 There ain't enough coke in the world...

Posted by: Kim Kardashian at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (fBxC6)

427 "The Portuguese" We'll take anyone of them, except the Portuguese. Posted by: Rick Ridge at December 30, 2014 11:21 PM (POynn) Word.

Posted by: H. P. Lovecraft at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (0Ew3K)

428 Please don't remind me of electric sheep...  saw the trailer for Chippie and all I can hear is this song

http://youtu.be/yA9WhYnsD_4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (LrtOu)

429 They all are. Posted by: AltonJackson, Harmonicard at December 30, 2014 11:49 PM (KCxzN) They're also prone to epic meltdowns at the sight of a guy with a harmonica who wants to "sit in". Of course there's also the banjo. You know what the best pickup is on a banjo? Ford F150.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (pBsHH)

430 I have resolutions and good intentions. and we all know what the road to hell is paved with, don't we?

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (mk9G5)

431 hang in there tenticled one. she will need you and is lucky to have you

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2014 06:58 PM (zOTsN)

432 It was covered in Chapter 3 of Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism." Posted by: Donna --------- * flips to Chap. 3..., starts scanning *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 06:59 PM (/GgDU)

433 382 cthulhu

thoughts...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 11:44 PM (KCxzN)

383 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005)

Damn, sorry to hear

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 11:44 PM (R5HRU)



Appreciated, but right now is more "fog of war" than meaningful meditations.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 06:59 PM (T1005)

434 I have resolutions and good intentions. and we all know what the road to hell is paved with, don't we? Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 11:58 PM (mk9G5) I think that's called a shovel ready project.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 06:59 PM (W5DcG)

435 Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 11:57 PM (qMpWB) Gained around 50lbs the past year. I still play a shitload of sports sooo my knees and ankles have been pissed at me. So I'm dropping to 190-200. Gonna grab a part time job because my father and I have decided to start shutting down the family business. Just can't do it anymore. Read the Bible from start to finish. And some other personal stuff. Gotta do it, can't wait anymore.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:00 PM (R5HRU)

436 These Foster Farms commercials are stupid.  Would I want to make a nice piccatta out of a chicken that sings 80's tunes?  No, I would not.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2014 07:00 PM (KFdZd)

437 The Japanese dig their own wells. The Africans have found a way to get someone else to do it, at their own expense, while they sit on their asses and watch. Now, who's the stupid ones?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2014 11:55 PM (mtmZ0)


Yeah. By that standard, EBT recipients are financial geniuses!

I could just see the bruthas standing around watching while a 120 lb. chick dug the well.

As a codicil, she also had to tell them not to drag the goat skins full of water through the goat and chicken shit that pervade the village, because that spreads disease. They replied that that's what they'd always done. Of course, they'd always had problems with water-borne diseases, but hadn't quite made the connection.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:01 PM (oKE6c)

438 385 Sorry to hear that cthulhu. I've had a lot of people close to me pass in the months leading up to Christmas.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 11:45 PM (ahBY0)



I'm just thankful that the fiancee got to be there with her on Thanksgiving. We're in Silicon Valley, CA, and she lived in Florida.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:01 PM (T1005)

439 Thanks Albino Hat. Bookmarked for later.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 07:01 PM (qMpWB)

440 Hey everybody, assuming I'm out of the barrel, have another advice question. I'm gonna try making red beans and rice from scratch in the next few days. Read that a lot of folks add either "salt pork" (whatever that is) and/or bacon to their RB&B. What do you guys recommend? I'd assume bacon of course. And does anyone here have anything else they'd recommend I add to help make it superb? TIA. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:01 PM (/7rmH)

441 They're also prone to epic meltdowns at the sight of a guy with a harmonica who wants to "sit in". Of course there's also the banjo. You know what the best pickup is on a banjo? Ford F150. Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 11:58 PM Word. I keep my harmonica in my pocket unless I know someone in the band. And even then...

Posted by: AltonJackson, Harmonicard at December 30, 2014 07:01 PM (KCxzN)

442 RB&B should be RB&R. Don't know why I always get that wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:02 PM (/7rmH)

443 Condolences, cthulhu.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:02 PM (0HooB)

444 >>>RB&B should be RB&R. Don't know why I always get that wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:02 AM (/7rmH)<<<



Maybe it's a sign.

Posted by: Bacon!!! at December 30, 2014 07:03 PM (qfd4W)

445 Sorry to hear that Cthulhu.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 07:04 PM (LrtOu)

446

I do plan on saving up for hubby and I next big bucket list trip. It is supposed to be Australia this time.

 

We went to South Africa in 2009, tho, and I remember that trip like golden.

 

Africa has a lot of problems, but I have never met people that are happier in the areas in which we were.

 

There are a lot of hard-working people there that are native forever, if you know what I mean.

 

I think it is just like anywhere,, just look here in the US, with the free shit army types.

 

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:04 PM (mk9G5)

447 I question whether this project would actually create any sort of lasting infrastructure after the two week 'mission' trip is over. Posted by: Scully Wog at December 30, 2014 11:51 PM (wO9bd) the world requires maintenence, simple as that

Posted by: Liv in Baltimore at December 30, 2014 07:04 PM (sEUh+)

448 You never write resolutions, bad juju. You write goals, with action plans. 1 year goals, 5 year goals, 10 years goals, and more. It helps.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:04 PM (pBsHH)

449 432 hang in there tenticled one. she will need you and is lucky to have you

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2014 11:58 PM (zOTsN)



She needs sleep and perspective. And her @#^@#$ sister isn't helping.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:05 PM (T1005)

450 Bacon!!, maybe so. :-) Also, just read at wiki that bacon and salt pork are almost the same thing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:05 PM (/7rmH)

451 R&B needs a good rhythm section and some soul in the vocals.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 30, 2014 07:05 PM (fBxC6)

452 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:01 AM (/7rmH)

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

Foodtv.com is a go to for all recipe questions.  They have several chefs from the south that should have many red beans and rice recipes.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2014 07:05 PM (KFdZd)

453 Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:04 AM (pBsHH) I'm actually going to do that as well to hold myself accountable.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:05 PM (R5HRU)

454  And an ampersand.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 30, 2014 07:06 PM (fBxC6)

455 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:01 AM (/7rmH) I add Andouille sausage to mine. Cut it up into chunks, fry it a little, then add to the RB&R.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 07:06 PM (nL0sw)

456 >>>You never write resolutions, bad juju.

You write goals, with action plans.

1 year goals, 5 year goals, 10 years goals, and more. <<<



5 year plans are the best.

Posted by: zombie Stalin at December 30, 2014 07:06 PM (qfd4W)

457 Country Singer: that's what Zatarain's does with their frozen RB&R, is add andouille to it. Pretty good. I just can't help but think I can make it as good or better though. I'm weird that way. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:07 PM (/7rmH)

458 The Bible - check. On my list. Been trying to walk up the stairs at work one more time every day. Not overweight, just a fkd up knee. Spend more time in the garden this year. No need for resolutions.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 07:07 PM (qMpWB)

459 Good night, horde. Gotta work tomorrow.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at December 30, 2014 07:07 PM (+XMAD)

460 Goodnight Donna!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:08 PM (/7rmH)

461 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:07 AM (/7rmH) I'm bad about "doctoring" premade foods. You should see me dismantle and improve frozen pizzas.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 07:08 PM (nL0sw)

462 >>>5 year plans are the best.

Posted by: zombie Stalin at December 31, 2014 12:06 AM (qfd4W)<<<



I'd agree.

Posted by: zombie Mao at December 30, 2014 07:09 PM (qfd4W)

463 Dartist, about the only thing I could probably complain about is the movie stops before Louie straightens his life out with the help of Billie Graham or wish they had spent more time on Louie at the '36 Olympics.  But that would have probably added at least another hour to the movie run-time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 07:09 PM (LrtOu)

464 441 Hey everybody, assuming I'm out of the barrel, have another advice question.

I'm gonna try making red beans and rice from scratch in the next few days. Read that a lot of folks add either "salt pork" (whatever that is) and/or bacon to their RB&B.

What do you guys recommend? I'd assume bacon of course. And does anyone here have anything else they'd recommend I add to help make it superb?

TIA. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:01 AM (/7rmH)



Just make sure to pre-soak the beans.



And the pork: http://tinyurl.com/p6hvuk5

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:09 PM (T1005)

465 Just tossing this out from a position of near total ignorance. Japan at time of contact with Europe: Single language/culture Africa: not so much. Not advocating a position one way or the other. Just a datum

Posted by: The Truth, the whole Truth etc. at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (6jKOp)

466 Remember, all civilizations were started by Blacks until evil albinos came by...
http://www.realhistoryww.com/index.htm
Posted by: The Albino Hat at December 30, 2014 11:57 PM (0Ew3K)



Man, that site is fascinating... And with that 90's format even more vintage than this place, you just know it's all good.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (3a584)

467 Is salt pork smoked? That might make a difference between it and bacon. They are both cured belly IIRC.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (ahBY0)

468 HAH! Shovel-ready project! oh yes

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (mk9G5)

469 Oh, and I'm stealing guitard too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (0HooB)

470 I saw "Big Data" on that chart. It's one of the most annoying buzzwords in academia. I work in discrete mathematics and I tell them that their puny little data isn't big enough for me to help them yet.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 30, 2014 07:11 PM (b4b5c)

471 Hey Alamogordo - my home town!

Posted by: goatexchange at December 30, 2014 07:12 PM (BQzKw)

472 cthulhu: Just read about Fiancee C.'s aunt. Condolences.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 30, 2014 07:12 PM (FlRtG)

473 Salt pork = hamhock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:12 PM (0HooB)

474 Gained around 50lbs the past year. I still play a shitload of sports sooo my knees and ankles have been pissed at me. So I'm dropping to 190-200. .. Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:00 AM I've dropped a third of my body weight & kept it off since February, 2007. I can help, or at least offer suggestions. heywoodblogger on the yahoo thingie

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:13 PM (KCxzN)

475 We went to South Africa in 2009, tho, and I remember that trip like golden.

Africa has a lot of problems, but I have never met people that are happier in the areas in which we were.




I was in RSA some years ago now, and the salient thing that struck me was the whites packing pistols on their hips to protect themselves from attack by the blacks. That, and a scientific colleague of mine, a white South African, who left to avoid living like that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:13 PM (oKE6c)

476 Wrong, Japan at the time of first contact with the likes of the Portuguese and Dutch were already influenced in a massive way by China and India.  Buddhism for one.  The court at Edo trying to become more Chinese.  Inari and the kitsune, according to some Japanese accounts, came from a Korean immigrant and successful businessman. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 07:14 PM (LrtOu)

477 Salt pork = hamhock.

It's belly around here, but I'm a northern boy.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:14 PM (ahBY0)

478 yeah i need to lose a lot of weight too.  ugh.

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 07:15 PM (9GG/0)

479

Really goatexchange>

Mr Alamogordo and I have lived just south of Alamo off hwy 54 since 2010 now, he lived in our cabin up at Pineywoods, between High Rolls and Cloudcroft from 2005 until then (bad snow year, road was not plowed, so here we are in the basin.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:15 PM (mk9G5)

480 I keep my harmonica in my pocket unless I know someone in the band. And even then... Posted by: AltonJackson, Harmonicard at December 31, 2014 12:01 AM (KCxzN) Yeah, it's dicey. We had a guy come up once who wanted to play a 'drum solo' while the band was on break. Our drummer's set was a Yamaha Steve Gadd 30-year anniversary set, only 100 were produced, and this was #14. The drummer was incredibly controlled. He said, "My drums are just like my wife. You can look, but you can't touch."

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:15 PM (pBsHH)

481 And her @#^@#$ sister isn't helping..... open PSIL mouth, insert chewy chocolate truffle, repeat as necessary, both will thank you ...

Posted by: Adriane the Food Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:15 PM (P+IZm)

482 my problem is that i don't eat right, don't exercise, and have low metabolism.

other than that, losing weight should be easy

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 07:16 PM (9GG/0)

483 The plethora of info on this blog boggles the mind. Thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 07:16 PM (qMpWB)

484 466 Just tossing this out from a position of near total ignorance.

Japan at time of contact with Europe: Single language/culture

Africa: not so much.

Not advocating a position one way or the other. Just a datum

Posted by: The Truth, the whole Truth etc. at December 31, 2014 12:11 AM (6jKOp)



Fair enough. I'd counter by pointing out that we're comparing a country with a continent, with various portions of the latter having amazing natural resources, whereas the former has only one: 100 million intelligent, organized, hard-working Japanese. In the event, that turns out to be worth a whole hell of a lot.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:17 PM (oKE6c)

485 I'm gonna try making red beans and rice from scratch in the next few days. Read that a lot of folks add either "salt pork" (whatever that is) and/or bacon to their RB&B. What do you guys recommend? I'd assume bacon of course. And does anyone here have anything else they'd recommend I add to help make it superb? TIA. :-) Posted by: qdpsteve I'd suggest you cook the beans n' rice separate from the pork product. ( and unless you're cooking up 10 lbs of Bn'R, a brick of Salt pork will ruin it. ) Salt tends to toughen beans and rice during cooking. Adding salt to the end makes things work out better, imho. The best beans and the best rice are cooked in just straight spring water. All other flavorings, meat, veg, pork, sauces, etc are best left to the latter part of the cook.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 07:17 PM (wr4LJ)

486 The drummer was incredibly controlled. He said, "My drums are just like my wife. You can look, but you can't touch." Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:15 AM Priceless...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:17 PM (KCxzN)

487 I mean, the craziest thing about it, is that the guy actually figured out the thousands years long White conspiracy to erase Black contributions from world history. Which one of you morons let the cat out of the bag?

Posted by: mugiwara at December 30, 2014 07:18 PM (3a584)

488 Oh, and I'm stealing guitard too. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at December 31, 2014 12:11 AM (0HooB) Use it in good health, bassbro.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:18 PM (pBsHH)

489 123 Why is it the only Tesla song I ever hear on the radio is that fucking hippie song Signs? I fucking hate that song. Tesla was a really cool band.

Posted by: Chet Cognomen, First of His Name at December 30, 2014 10:34 PM (zfw24)

I agree about Tesla and the song "Signs." They had a bunch of other great tunes, such as "Modern Day Cowboy," "Little Suzi," "Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)," "Love Song," etc.

I've seen them in concert several times, including just a few years ago in Knoxville, Tenn. One of the unheralded hard rock bands of the '80s. They wrongly got lumped into the "hair band" category when they were much more talented musicians. Other than having long hair, they didn't dress or look like a hair band. They had some success but never to the level that they should have. Instead, crap like Warrant, Winger, and Slaughter were popular in the late '80s and early '90s and ended up ushering in Nirvana and that grunge era began. I still listen to Tesla tunes occasionally.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:18 PM (Am9Tn)

490 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 12:13 AM (KCxzN) thanks and sent

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:19 PM (R5HRU)

491 477 Wrong, Japan at the time of first contact with the likes of the Portuguese and Dutch were already influenced in a massive way by China and India. Buddhism for one. The court at Edo trying to become more Chinese. Inari and the kitsune, according to some Japanese accounts, came from a Korean immigrant and successful businessman.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2014 12:14 AM (LrtOu)



Whereas sub-Saharan Africa had no contact with Egypt, nor with Islamic culture later?

Please.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:19 PM (oKE6c)

492 my problem is that i don't eat right, don't exercise, and have low metabolism. Wire your jaw shut, wait until Applebee's is closing then run from the edge of the parking lot, do meth ... easy peasy ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lifestyle Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:19 PM (P+IZm)

493 Alamo - thanks, good to hear its still an inhabited region. Grew up there, 60s-80s, left after college, only returning for relatives, last of whom passed in '02. Haven't been back since. great place to grow up. still get my chile pistacios from there, and I still have my Lucchese boots. good to see you here.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 30, 2014 07:19 PM (BQzKw)

494 Further, that salt pork could be browned and made magnificent on a fry pan. Boiling meat rarely makes a winning dish. Brown the shit out of it 15 min before the Bn'R are done and add the meat to the pot.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 07:20 PM (wr4LJ)

495 "When Austria's Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss abolished the country's legislature and established an authoritarian right-wing government, he didn't use an Austrian army to crush his left-wing political opponents. He did it with a militia of his own..." Simple 4-part question: what American politician proposed an armed civilian force "as strong as the military", what party is he a member of, can you cite any such a proposal ever made by the OTHER party, and finally why are you fucking idiots actually paid to write such tendentious horseshit? Thanks.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 30, 2014 07:20 PM (LIyA2)

496

Jay Guerva,

 

We only stayed in Johannesburg for a night on the way in and a night on the way out. The malls had security guards with some kind of black guns with the thing that goes up (kidding but true), and the hotel we stayed at the night coming in had armed guards at the gates, and houses in Joburg all had gated entrances and all that

 

But, we went up to Dullstroom, a very nice high veld area, and no worries there. We also went into the Kruger Park and just outside - there I think the gates were more for keeping critters out than humans.

 

And outside of Joburg we met lovely people of all races that I really loved.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:20 PM (mk9G5)

497 Our drummer's set was a Yamaha Steve Gadd 30-year anniversary set, only 100 were produced, and this was #14. *drool* I have a cheap set of Yamaha drums that I constantly get compliments on for their sound.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:21 PM (0HooB)

498
Simple 4-part question: what American politician proposed an armed civilian force "as strong as the military", what party is he a member of, can you cite any such a proposal ever made by the OTHER party, and finally why are you fucking idiots actually paid to write such tendentious horseshit? Thanks.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 31, 2014 12:20 AM (LIyA2)


Bull's eye. Diamond is a leftist apologist, which is where we came in.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:21 PM (oKE6c)

499 I'm actually going to do that as well to hold myself accountable. Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:05 AM (R5HRU) I was shocked by how well writing out goals worked. I also have about 75 affirmations that I try to read often and repeat to myself at odd intervals. The results can be rather amazing. Your brain is a computer, program it properly and it will do great things.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:22 PM (pBsHH)

500 I gotta get a gym membership again. Gotta lift.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:22 PM (R5HRU)

501 I'm back from some mindless ipad game and watchin MD shit the bed on national television. What are we talking about? Is it boobs? I hope it's boobs. I'm a big fan of boobs.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 07:22 PM (e+1S5)

502 I've never heard a bad Yamaha set.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:23 PM (pBsHH)

503 Is it boobs? I hope it's boobs. I'm a big fan of boobs. sorry, we stopped talking about Barak O'bimbo about 50 posts back ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:23 PM (P+IZm)

504 Which one of you morons let the cat out of the bag?

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

Sorry.  I was water boarded and drunk, but mostly drunk.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2014 07:23 PM (KFdZd)

505 Of course as you know, you can get by with mediocre drums. It's crappy cymbals that'll get you hated.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:23 PM (pBsHH)

506 Your brain is a computer, program it properly and it will do great things.

I tried that.

It crashed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:24 PM (UVfht)

507 398 Every time I see a commercial or trailer for Liam Neeson's latest cookie cutter movie Taken 3 I read it as Tekken.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 30, 2014 11:50 PM (LrtOu)

I don't know how good "Taken 3" will be but I enjoyed the first two movies. Neeson plays a protagonist who just eliminates everyone in his way to rescue his daughter or ex-wife. He doesn't show any mercy to the bad guys. And he's believable in the role despite not being an action star until late in his career.

I actually enjoyed the recently released movie "Non-Stop," too. If you haven't seen it, it takes place on a plane and Neeson pretty much plays a character similar to his Taken character. With slight tweaking to the plot and to his character, it could have been "Taken 3."

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:24 PM (Am9Tn)

508 >>>my problem is that i don't eat right, don't exercise, and have low metabolism.

other than that, losing weight should be easy

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 31, 2014 12:16 AM (9GG/0)<<<



Oh, that's crazy talk, darlin'. Lemme go get you another appetizer and pitcher of beer.

Posted by: the server at Fapplebee's at December 30, 2014 07:25 PM (qfd4W)

509 473
cthulhu:

Just read about Fiancee C.'s aunt. Condolences.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 31, 2014 12:12 AM (FlRtG)



Right now is the "confusion" part -- and the fiancee's sister haring off after BS trivialities Is. Not. Helping.



The sister needs to be sending condolence emails to each of the cousins back east instead of bugging the crap out of the fiancee trying to find a way to make the story about the sister and her part heroic. The fiancee has a lot to be proud of -- she has done a lot to repair a multi-generational breach in the family and has been appropriately attentive to her aunt despite being on the opposite coast. And she has been included in the drawing-together a family instinctively performs at such a time. Right now, everyone is trying to do What Needs To Be Done.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:25 PM (T1005)

510 What are we talking about?

Is it boobs? I hope it's boobs. I'm a big fan of boobs.


i think it's about resolutions and weight loss

so, getting rid of man boobs?

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at December 30, 2014 07:25 PM (9GG/0)

511 Chickens singing a classic Nightranger song. Thats just wrong. WRONG!!! Yes, I liked Nightranger, fuck you and get off my lawn!!

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 07:25 PM (20X6f)

512 Salt pork = hamhock. Posted by: BackwardsBoy No, Wrongety wrong without hesitation. Look up Hormel Salt Pork.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 07:26 PM (wr4LJ)

513 I gotta get a gym membership again.

I just walk. Fuck the weights, jogging, pricey machines, etc. You'd be surprised at how much walking helps.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:26 PM (ahBY0)

514 Steve, I'll de-lurk for a quick hit... I don't think salt pork = ham hocks. Much less meat and way too salty. Stick with a hock (smoky) & the andoullie. Cook the protein separately, with your trinity (or mirepoix).You can get Zatarain's spice packets for next to nothing, and probably don't need much of it. serve with a dollop of sour cream. And save me some. Cthulhu - give by best to BH.

Posted by: shredded chi at December 30, 2014 07:26 PM (1VvIe)

515 Your brain is a computer, program it properly and it will do great things. I'm having "password" issues

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:26 PM (KCxzN)

516 When Obama talked about his civilian force as fully funded and powerful as the military I wondered if they would have jet aircraft and nuclear weapons.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 07:26 PM (W5DcG)

517 490: I agree. Tesla was very underrated and are one of the few rock bands I still listen too.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 07:27 PM (20X6f)

518 Decent Americans should learn from recent history. Compromising cherished political beliefs will be painful, for both Republicans and Democrats. But the alternative, as Chileans and Spaniards can attest, might be something far more painful than compromise. Those are two VERY interesting cases Diamond makes, and for a reason we should be keenly focused on that the fool misses. Through out the Latin political world there have been a large number of banana republics created when a political group took power and implemented one man, one vote, one time policies. This was where both Spain and Chile were heading. But in both cases individuals decided that they weren't going to see their societies destroyed because a leftwing political party won a handful of elections and could now remake the people in its image. And because of Pinochet and Franco both societies came through, eventually, as free*. So if we are to study these examples let us do so not in how to prevent them, but instead that if we reach the time where we have to make the same sort of decisions we know how to do so... *Obviously skipping the need for a counter-revolution in both cases would have been better...but the left didn't give the people of Chile or Spain a choice.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 30, 2014 07:27 PM (5DM9u)

519 I tried that. It crashed. Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2014 12:24 AM (UVfht) *snort!*

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:28 PM (pBsHH)

520 We only stayed in Johannesburg for a night on the way in and a night on the way out. The malls had security guards with some kind of black guns with the thing that goes up (kidding but true), and the hotel we stayed at the night coming in had armed guards at the gates, and houses in Joburg all had gated entrances and all that

But, we went up to Dullstroom, a very nice high veld area, and no worries there. We also went into the Kruger Park and just outside - there I think the gates were more for keeping critters out than humans.
And outside of Joburg we met lovely people of all races that I really loved.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 12:20 AM (mk9G5)



Sure, there are lovely people of all races. No dispute there.

I was at a scientific conference up near the border with Mozambique, and I drove through the Kruger National Park afterwards. It was amazing. First, the park. Second, watching the whites taking off their handguns to enter the park.

But you make my point: consider all the guards they put around you. I've traveled around the world a number of times, including many Third World countries, and that kind of security isn't generally necessary outside of war zones, and American inner cities, insofar as those differ.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:28 PM (oKE6c)

521

goatexchange @ 494

 

We moved here from Santa Teresa, just outside of El Paso in NM.

 

LOVE it, yes, very thriving community and no need to drive on I-10 thru El Paso to get to work.

There are a lot of nice people here, a lot of retired AF, because they love the sun as much as I do, coming from northern Minnesota.

 

If you are ever in the neighborhood, please let me know you are on the way, we could have a mini moron meetup at the Chile's, or in honor of chemjeff, at the Applebee's.

 

If you run out of the pistachios, let me know. They love me at the store because I buy probably close to 100 pounds over the course of a year and get a very nice discount.

 

ok and I know, TLDR

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:29 PM (mk9G5)

522 Cthulhu, condolences.  This sh*t is never easy, but I'm sure you know what part you have to play for now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:29 PM (UVfht)

523 I just walk. Fuck the weights, jogging, pricey machines, etc. You'd be surprised at how much walking helps. Posted by: dartist at December 31, 2014 12:26 AM (ahBY0) Evening horde. But bingo. Walk, get active. Push ups, sit ups and if you want weight throw some money towards an adjustable kettle bell. Hour in the gym is nothing, 20 minutes alternating push ups and kettle bell I am dying.

Posted by: RWC at December 30, 2014 07:30 PM (WlUIO)

524 I gotta get a gym membership again. Gotta lift. Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:22 AM (R5HRU) I love lifting, keep them right in the mancave, bench and all. That and hiking are my two big exercise thangs.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:30 PM (pBsHH)

525 >>>i think it's about resolutions and weight loss Huh. I'm really good at both of those. Weight loss is pretty easy if you're committed. Eat meats and veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to a level that will support exercise but not body fat. Five or six days a week, exercise at an intensity level that cannot be sustained for long. The barbell is your friend.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 07:30 PM (e+1S5)

526 Alamogordo / goatexchange. Ahh, Cloudcroft. One of my very favorite destinations, in any season. Sometime, I'll write a long comment (travel thread), of my having arrived at The Lodge on a Gold Wing, after a 12 hr. ride from San Antonio, in 95+ degree heat. What happens then, and shortly after, is a classic traveler's tale. I so want to get in on an elk hunt in the surrounding mountains. Terribly expensive though. I can but dream. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 30, 2014 07:30 PM (RzZOc)

527 480
Really goatexchange>
Mr Alamogordo and I have lived just south of Alamo off hwy 54 since 2010 now, he lived in our cabin up at Pineywoods, between High Rolls and Cloudcroft from 2005 until then (bad snow year, road was not plowed, so here we are in the basin.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 12:15 AM (mk9G5)



I'm still dealing with finding out that "alamo" means "poplar" (I recently got involved in woodworking and gained some technical Spanish vocabulary). "Alamo Pintado" is "painted poplar"; and "Alamogordo" is "fat poplar."

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:31 PM (T1005)

528 Gained around 50lbs the past year. I still play a shitload of sports sooo my knees and ankles have been pissed at me. So I'm dropping to 190-200. .. Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:00 AM Oh, whoa, hey now son, slow down, slow down... 50 lbs?? Very few men need to lose 50 damn lbs. What good you gonna be to anyone under 200lbs??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:31 PM (SmzxV)

529 501 I gotta get a gym membership again.
Gotta lift.
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:22 AM (R5HRU)



It's amazing how much you can accomplish with body weight exercises, which don't necessitate a gym membership. Consistency is the key.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:31 PM (oKE6c)

530 It's crappy cymbals that'll get you hated. Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:23 AM I know little about the percussion side of the business, but I do know that Zylgin (sp?) is the right answer

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:31 PM (KCxzN)

531 What happens then, and shortly after, is a classic traveler's tale.

You met Rebecca?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:32 PM (UVfht)

532 Posted by: dartist at December 31, 2014 12:26 AM (ahBY0) Depends on what you're going for. I'm looking to get stronger and back in shape. I'd like to play sports into my late 40's at least.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:32 PM (R5HRU)

533 He doesn't show any mercy to the bad guys. *** I have to laugh at the ritual you have to have in most modern action movies in what happens to the villain. Almost invariably the hero defeats the villain and considers killing him...but decides not to. This somehow affirms the hero's superiority to the villain, who mind you has done far, far worse things. The kind of things that only John Kerry or Lena Dunham can imagine. But then the villain, being completely without any moral values at all, then attempts to murder the hero in an underhanded manner and NOW the hero may kill the villain.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 30, 2014 07:32 PM (5DM9u)

534 Of course as you know, you can get by with mediocre drums. It's crappy cymbals that'll get you hated. Copy that. That set came with Pulse brand German cymbals. And everyone knows that Germans are renowned for their cymbals. *eyeroll*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:32 PM (0HooB)

535 518 490: I agree. Tesla was very underrated and are one of the few rock bands I still listen too.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 31, 2014 12:27 AM (20X6f)

One of the best concerts I've seen in person was actually about 10 years ago with Tesla opening up for Def Leppard. It was nice for my wife and I to remember our youth for 4 hours. Def Leppard was good but I thought Tesla actually was excellent. They are a band that definitely deserved a better fate, including a longer career, critical acclaim, and better album sales than they did.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:32 PM (Am9Tn)

536 Too little, to late, Turtles.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 07:33 PM (20X6f)

537 Cook the protein separately, with your trinity (or mirepoix)... Posted by: shredded chi See, assholes, What did I just write?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 07:34 PM (wr4LJ)

538 Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:30 AM (pBsHH) Atta boy

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:34 PM (R5HRU)

539 Drummers make or break a band in this bass player's humble opinion. Hell, I still reckon they do even if I'm playing guitar.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 07:34 PM (tBSrv)

540 Just when I think I can't like the South Koreans more, they have a year in review with this little nugget...

"Court Disbands Minority Leftwing Party

The Constitutional Court ruled in favor of disbanding the minority leftwing United Progressive Party accusing it of pro-North Korea activities that it said violated the basic principles of a free democracy.

It was the first judicial move to outlaw a political party since the Constitutional Court was launched in 1988.

Eight out of the nine Constitutional Court judges ruled in favor of disbanding the UPP, which was formed four years ago. The court also stripped five UPP lawmakers of their seats in the National Assembly.

It said the UPP had a hidden agenda to adopt North Korean-style socialism and organized meetings to plot a rebellion in South Korea, in violation of the basic democratic order of the Constitution.:It said the UPP had a hidden agenda to adopt North Korean-style socialism and organized meetings to plot a rebellion in South Korea, in violation of the basic democratic order of the Constitution."




Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 30, 2014 07:34 PM (AC0lD)

541 Zildjian

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (W5DcG)

542 What good you gonna be to anyone under 200lbs?? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM 200lbs is the target, Tammy, assuming one is six-footish

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (KCxzN)

543 I tried that. It crashed. Posted by: Blanco -------------------- Yeah..., me too. I tracked it down to spurious interrupts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (/GgDU)

544 posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (SmzxV) Haha! Naw, I got to. I'm more injury prone because I'm too heavy.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (R5HRU)

545 Jim and Alamo - thanks will do. been lurking here since the Ace launched, or thereabouts. The Cloudcroft Lodge! great place and one of my very first teen jobs was.....down the road from it, working as a busboy in a dive. And cthulultluu? We call them cottonwoods.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (BQzKw)

546 I know little about the percussion side of the business, but I do know that Zylgin (sp?) is the right answer Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (KCxzN) Zildjian are very popular and an old brand. A lot of guys rave about Sabian too. There are of course levels of quality within all the brands too.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:35 PM (pBsHH)

547 I'm still dealing with finding out that "alamo" means "poplar"

"Remember the Poplar!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (UVfht)

548 Tonight the good people of Brattleboro will turn down our heaters to 55 degrees to help fight global warming. What have you done to prevent global warming ??????????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (D5iCY)

549 523 Cthulhu, condolences. This sh*t is never easy, but I'm sure you know what part you have to play for now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2014 12:29 AM (UVfht)



My part right now is to let her sleep.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (T1005)

550 Zildjian Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 31, 2014 12:35 AM (W5DcG) Heresy! Sabian!

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (nL0sw)

551 Zildjian Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 31, 2014 12:35 AM Thank you.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (KCxzN)

552 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (oKE6c) Both would be nice. Oh yeah I'm gonna do yoga too :8

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:36 PM (R5HRU)

553 Posted by: Slappy at December 31, 2014 12:32 AM (Am9Tn Sure it was ten years ago? Saw the same matchup back in 90. Not knocking it, cause they are both great bands. Been to 4 Def Leppard concerts. First was when I was in 9th grade.

Posted by: RWC at December 30, 2014 07:37 PM (WlUIO)

554 I don't think salt pork = ham hocks. Much less meat and way too salty. Stick with a hock (smoky) & the andoullie. That must be an Alabama thang then, since I never heard the term "salt pork" until I moved down here. Collard greens ain't collard greens without one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 07:37 PM (0HooB)

555 549 Tonight the good people of Brattleboro will turn down our heaters to 55 degrees to help fight global warming. What have you done to prevent global warming ??????????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien at December 31, 2014 12:36 AM (D5iCY)

I hold in my farts for extended periods of time.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:37 PM (Am9Tn)

556 Yeah..., me too. I tracked it down to spurious interrupts.

I found the cause of my weight gain. 

Fork bombs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:37 PM (UVfht)

557 531 It's crappy cymbals that'll get you hated.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:23 AM


I know little about the percussion side of the business, but I do know that Zylgin (sp?) is the right answer

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (KCxzN)



Ziljian. Or Paiste. Or anything that isn't a trash-can lid.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:38 PM (T1005)

558 My part right now is to let her sleep.

Always a good idea.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:38 PM (UVfht)

559  "Alamo Pintado" is "painted poplar"; and "Alamogordo" is "fat poplar." Posted by: cthulhu at December ------------------ Oddly enough, "Alamogordo" is what the catering crew call Lena Dunham on the set...

Posted by: shredded chi at December 30, 2014 07:38 PM (1VvIe)

560 I hold in my farts for extended periods of time. Posted by: Slappy at December 31, 2014 12:37 AM (Am9Tn) Be a fart virtuoso!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 07:38 PM (W5DcG)

561 533 Posted by: dartist at December 31, 2014 12:26 AM (ahBY0)

Depends on what you're going for. I'm looking to get stronger and back in shape. I'd like to play sports into my late 40's at least.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:32 AM (R5HRU)



My lawn.... It is not a sporting venue.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:39 PM (T1005)

562 I like two kinds of meat in my red beans and rice...something smoky and then just plain old salty. So tasso and ham hocks. Or you could cheat and just use andouille sausage, but I do love me some hamhock in beans of any kind.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:39 PM (SmzxV)

563 What have you done to prevent global warming ?

Avoided buying one of those horrible "electric" cars that have to be fuelled by coal-burning power plants.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:39 PM (UVfht)

564 Ziljian. Or Paiste. Or anything that isn't a trash-can lid. ------------ Trash can lids are underrated.

Posted by: The Road Cast of STOMP at December 30, 2014 07:40 PM (4IFRz)

565 (This may be the most times the word "Alamogordo" has been in print since 1945!)

Posted by: goatexchange at December 30, 2014 07:40 PM (BQzKw)

566 554 Posted by: Slappy at December 31, 2014 12:32 AM (Am9Tn

Sure it was ten years ago? Saw the same matchup back in 90.

Not knocking it, cause they are both great bands.

Been to 4 Def Leppard concerts. First was when I was in 9th grade.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2014 12:37 AM (WlUIO)

Yes, I believe so, though I may be off by a year or two. I remember the lead singers for both bands, Jeff Keith and Joe Elliott, mentioning that they had toured together over a decade before so that's probably the tour that you went to. I also saw Def Leppard and Bryan Adams on a double bill at Boston University a couple of years later.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:40 PM (Am9Tn)

567 Or you could cheat and just use andouille sausage, but I do love me some hamhock in beans of any kind. Is that what all the kewl kidz are calling it these days?

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:41 PM (P+IZm)

568 >>>Oh, whoa, hey now son, slow down, slow down... 50 lbs?? Very few men need to lose 50 damn lbs.

What good you gonna be to anyone under 200lbs??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (SmzxV)<<<



**steps on scale**


**looks at dial**


**sad face**


... even if I add 50 lbs that's not gonna hit 200.

Posted by: not the biggest Moron of the Horde at December 30, 2014 07:41 PM (qfd4W)

569 Hohner Marine Band 'C'. There..., that's all I know about blues harp. Well, that, and Big Mama Thornton.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 07:41 PM (/GgDU)

570 With respect, I think you misunderstood the meta-message of the book. Diamond didn't specifically address the 20th century, except by implication, but re-read the book: his point boils down to the peoples who are bringing up the rear are the victims of circumstance, and not to blame for their plight. He doesn't confine himself to the origins of civilization in the distant mists of antiquity (his thesis), but to the relative development up to the present.

No I was talking about the thesis of the book which was that for prehistoric groups and technology environmental conditions really did determine what was possible in a region initially. When you get down to the gritty details there were only a few places on Earth where a full-time agricultural means of existence could have been created from scratch, similarly for certain kinds of domesticated animals as well as early metal working. Now once these were developed, then they could be transmitted and shared among groups but the initial jump-start was very much location dependent.

Now I would agree that Diamond was working towards a meta-message that environment and location do primarily determine the trajectory of a people even into the present day. Which is of course wrong. I'm sure that Diamond really believes this and that's what motivated his writing Guns, Germs, and Steel. And in fact one reason his second book was so weak was that he tried to continue this idea into modern times and it just doesn't work. But I do think that he made a good a case in GGS that (up to) bronze-age technology could really only have been developed in certain areas and this gave these regions a head-start compared to other areas (at least for a while). After this overall resources and culture trump local conditions which Diamond doesn't seem to get.

Consider Japan, which Diamond did not see fit to mention, and which has absolutely nothing going for it in pretty much any respect in terms of natural advantages. Consider animals, crops, etc. that lent themselves to domestication. Did Japan have any advantage here over Africa? I'm thinking no.
Yet from a feudal society in 1858, the date of its first contact with Europeans (Americans, specifically) it became a world power by 1905. It turns out that the Japanese made something of their country in two generations. Meanwhile, Africa is still a basket case more than a century and a half after its first contact with Europeans, and will remain a basket case for the foreseeable future.


Actually Japan doesn't refute anything Diamond said.

Japan wasn't even settled until around 2000 BC and the original peoples brought rice agriculture and technology with them from Manchuria via the Korean peninsula. So without an indigenous non-farming population isolated from the mainland, we can't say whether they would have been able to transition to a bronze-age level of agriculture and technology on their own. I suspect not due to the lack of certain necessary conditions. Their quick advancement in the late nineteenth century says nothing about this.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 07:41 PM (wqVD1)

571 Depends on what you're going for. I'm looking to get stronger and back in shape. I'd like to play sports into my late 40's at least.

Oh ok, you're right then. I'm sixty so I'm trying to keep the legs and heart going. Can't throw a damn baseball anymore and that pisses me off. You prolly need your core strengthened, I know that will help your back.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (ahBY0)

572 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at December 31, 2014 12:37 AM (0HooB) That reminds me, I need to make some Hoppin' John for New Year's.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (nL0sw)

573 I've never seen Def Leppard or Tesla live. My hearing can't really take the noise anymore so even if given a chance to go now, I wouldn't do it. The ole hearing is already craptastic.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (20X6f)

574

Jay Guevara

I guess the point I was trying to make, somewhat awkwardly, was that there are bad cities all around the world.

 

I am more of the type of person that likes the outside of the city experience.

 

Mr. Alamorgordo usually carries openly when we travel, in the US, where we can,  because no one will mess with you then. and this includes a lot of different cities we have driven through and stopped for gas.

 

Even in the areas where that is allowed, there are bad people everywhere, and I appreciate that fact.

 

I guess I was trying to push back on Africa is the only place you have to worry about the level of intellect of the populace.

 

Hell, I live very near to El Paso, TX for many many years, and I carried a lot around there because of the f'en drug cartels.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (mk9G5)

575 What have you done to prevent global warming ? It's freezing out here!!!! Why the hell would I want to prevent that?

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (P+IZm)

576 548 I'm still dealing with finding out that "alamo" means "poplar"

"Remember the Poplar!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2014 12:36 AM (UVfht)



Exactly!



It just came to me while I was drinking a bottle of Snowy Saw.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (T1005)

577 Drummers make or break a band in this bass player's humble opinion. Hell, I still reckon they do even if I'm playing guitar. Posted by: otho at December 31, 2014 12:34 AM whilst the harmonica players weep... j/k I really suck at the harmonica, I'm just giving you people with actual talent a good natured hard time

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:42 PM (KCxzN)

578 You will be hard put to find actual salt pork in your neck of the woods, steve, and since it varies in its degree of salty and you are a newb, you'd best not even try. Some of it has to be soaked before you can even eat it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:43 PM (SmzxV)

579 Drummers make or break a band in this bass player's humble opinion. Hell, I still reckon they do even if I'm playing guitar. Posted by: otho at December 31, 2014 12:34 AM (tBSrv) They sure can do both. If it's a trio, you can't have any weak links. A great drummer taught me a lot about bass without ever worrying about what notes I played, just the way I played them. He also taught me how to survive in the studio. Harry Wilkinson (Larry Coryell, Michael Murphy). He teaches in Nashville these days.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:43 PM (pBsHH)

580 What have you done to prevent global warming ? ---------------- I'm reducing the cow population.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 07:43 PM (/GgDU)

581 "alamo" means "cotten-wood"

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:44 PM (KCxzN)

582 561

Be a fart virtuoso!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 31, 2014 12:38 AM (W5DcG)

Well, the real reason I hold them in for extended periods of time is so the pressure builds up and they are even louder when I do let them go. I actually like being at family gatherings with 20+ people and hushing the room by saying something like, "Did everyone hear that?!? Shhhhhhhhh." Then as soon as it quiets down, I let a loud one fly, preferably that lasts at least 5-10 seconds and rattles the windows.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:44 PM (Am9Tn)

583 Thanks for all the RB&R advice everybody!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:44 PM (/7rmH)

584 Posted by: dartist at December 31, 2014 12:42 AM (ahBY0) Squats and deadlifts will aid your goals. Seriously.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:44 PM (R5HRU)

585 581 What have you done to prevent global warming ? ---------------- I'm reducing the cow population. ------------ One ribeye at a time. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2014 07:45 PM (4IFRz)

586 You could say, "Remember the cottonwood!"

Posted by: Mindy at December 30, 2014 07:45 PM (rcXlm)

587 Tammy, was thinking the same thing. May just stay safe and stick with bacon. I also have a place nearby, "Handy's Smoked Meats," that will sell me a pound of smoked salami. That might also be good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:45 PM (/7rmH)

588 Alright late PM horde. Have a great New Years Eve and a great 2015. 'Night all.

Posted by: RWC at December 30, 2014 07:46 PM (WlUIO)

589 Posted by: not the biggest Moron of the Horde at December 31, 2014 12:41 AM (qfd4W) Good things come in small packages, dear heart! I didn't mean to offend you! I'm sorry. My Daddy was 5' 7 and weighed about 160 pounds sopping wet, so it' snot like I have never loved a less than gigantic man, that's for sure.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:46 PM (SmzxV)

590 I really suck at the harmonica, I think we've identified the problem ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (P+IZm)

591 That reminds me, I need to make some Hoppin' John for New Year's. Posted by: Country Singer at December 31, 2014 12:42 AM Spot on. I gots all the stuff & will get cookin' in 36 hours

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (KCxzN)

592 Salt in cooking water does not toughen beans per se. It keeps the skins intact longer. If you're looking for the thickening the comes with beans disintegrating into the broth, then don't salt until the end. If you prefer your beans whole and soupy, then feel free to salt the broth from the beginning. Be careful with acids. Save tomatoes and citrus juices until near the end of cooking. Too much acid and your beans will remain undercooked and crunchy unless you boil them to death. Citrus peel or zest can be added early though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (kqGWM)

593 580 Drummers make or break a band in this bass player's humble opinion. Hell, I still reckon they do even if I'm playing guitar. ------------ You're completely overlooking the crucial role of the slide whistle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (4IFRz)

594 Music and weightlifting. That's not a bad life right there. Still doing both at 65. Find what you like and give it your all.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (pBsHH)

595 Drummers make or break a band in this bass player's humble opinion. Hell, I still reckon they do even if I'm playing guitar.

Posted by: otho at December 31, 2014 12:34 AM




Looks fondly at TR-808.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 07:47 PM (T1005)

596 Posted by: Maetenloch at December 31, 2014 12:41 AM (wqVD1)


I take your point. Mine is that Diamond is making excuses for why some peoples have screwed the pooch. To save time (instead of re-reading his book) watch his videos on Youtube, where he pretty much drops shields, as he apparently does in the op-ed cited above.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:48 PM (oKE6c)

597 Oh god no, not salami! Bacon would be... not ideal, but better than salami. Get some smoked hamhocks if nothing else. Vons or Raplhs oughtta have tasso or andouille, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:48 PM (SmzxV)

598 Squats and deadlifts will aid your goals. Seriously.

You talking heart and legs?

BTW...damn Maet, I have to read that again.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:48 PM (ahBY0)

599 Tammy: will take your word for it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:49 PM (/7rmH)

600 Serious You Guys? "Tesla" is an actual band?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:49 PM (KCxzN)

601 You're completely overlooking the crucial role of the slide whistle. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2014 12:47 AM (4IFRz) OMG, I about wet my pants!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:49 PM (SmzxV)

602 >>>Squats and deadlifts will aid your goals. Seriously. Yep. Throw in some Oly lifts and you're 90% of the way to a fit body. Use body weight exercises and high intensity exercises like running, rowing or burpees for the rest.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 07:50 PM (e+1S5)

603 Posted by: dartist at December 31, 2014 12:48 AM (ahBY0) Yep, very serious.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:50 PM (R5HRU)

604 You're completely overlooking the crucial role of the slide whistle. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2014 12:47 AM or the pan flute

Posted by: Zamphir at December 30, 2014 07:51 PM (KCxzN)

605 qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:45 AM (/7rmH) All right, everybody hide the salami until after new years !!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Food Critic ... at December 30, 2014 07:51 PM (P+IZm)

606 ah um, drummers are good at other things too. *mic drop*

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 07:51 PM (qMpWB)

607 Tammy, I'm addicted to this ready-to-eat box bacon that Oscar Meyer and Hormel sell. It's just too easy. Open the box, eat bacon. No wonder I can't lose weight. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:51 PM (/7rmH)

608 Just as an FYI, I was informed right after this thread started that the fiancee's aunt had died last night. The fiancee had just seen her at Thanksgiving. Things are a bit chaotic. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:41 PM Sorry to here that. This has been a year of losses for many here. My Mom is gone, as are my 2 last grt. aunts-uncles. When I was born I had almost 30 relatives in that generation of my grandparents. Now they are all gone. Uncle Norm was the last, a WW II pilot. Rest well loved ones.

Posted by: Farmer at December 30, 2014 07:52 PM (o/90i)

609 Squats and deadlifts will aid your goals. Seriously.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 31, 2014 12:44 AM (R5HRU)


Absolutely! I've become a huge fan of deadlifts in particular, which I started doing to strengthen the lower back for squats.

Lower back pain? Rx deadlifts (barring actual anatomical injuries).

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:52 PM (oKE6c)

610 Adriane, okay okay already, *NO* salami. Got it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:52 PM (/7rmH)

611 ah um, drummers are good at other things too.

Successful use of the "rhythm method"?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 07:52 PM (UVfht)

612 I also have a place nearby, "Handy's Smoked Meats," that will sell me a pound of smoked salami. That might also be good.

Watch out using salami. It's fermented which gives it that tangy taste. Way different than salt pork or smoked anything. Listen to Tammy and the others.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (ahBY0)

613 510 cthulhu at December 31, 2014 12:25 AM (T1005) Right now is the "confusion" part -- and the fiancee's sister haring off after BS trivialities Is. Not. Helping. ... Grief is severely involved. It causes people to behave very differently. Time is needed.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (FlRtG)

614 I agree, humping iron is far better than running without anyone chasing you

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (KCxzN)

615 I agree, humping iron is far better than running without anyone chasing you

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (KCxzN)

616 Smoked ham shanks are great for beans too. Add at the beginning of cooking. Sometimes best to soak the shank in cold water overnight or quick boil for a few minutes beforehand. Softens the flavors and saltiness a bit.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (kqGWM)

617 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2014 12:51 AM (/7rmH) Lord have mercy, child. Bacon ain't that hard to cook. Bake it for 17 minutes. And...bacon will not make you fat.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (SmzxV)

618 dartist, got it. Here's their website though. Tell me this stuff doesn't sound de-lish. http://handyssmokehousemeats.com/Menu.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:53 PM (/7rmH)

619 574 I've never seen Def Leppard or Tesla live. My hearing can't really take the noise anymore so even if given a chance to go now, I wouldn't do it. The ole hearing is already craptastic.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 31, 2014 12:42 AM (20X6f)

I know what you're saying. My ears ring for at least half a day after concerts now. The worst was when I saw Van Halen in 2004. My ears were ringing for a couple of days after seeing them on back-to-back nights. It was the reunion tour with Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen was so drunk that his guitar playing was terrible. He actually nearly fell over a few times. So I think they intentionally turned up the mix so that you really couldn't hear Eddie's playing because it was so bad. Talk about disappointing for someone like myself who had been a fan since 1978.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:54 PM (Am9Tn)

620 Yep. Throw in some Oly lifts and you're 90% of the way to a fit body. Use body weight exercises and high intensity exercises like running, rowing or burpees for the rest.
Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 31, 2014 12:50 AM (e+1S5)



I've become a big fan also of jump squats. When appropriate, jump squats while holding small dumbells provides quite a leg and cardio workout.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:54 PM (oKE6c)

621 it varies in its degree of salty Might even vary in its degree of porky.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 30, 2014 07:54 PM (W5DcG)

622 WOOT! I got a double post!!! Don't ban me, bro...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 07:54 PM (KCxzN)

623 >>>Good things come in small packages, dear heart! I didn't mean to offend you! I'm sorry. My Daddy was 5' 7 and weighed about 160 pounds sopping wet, so it' snot like I have never loved a less than gigantic man, that's for sure.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 31, 2014 12:46 AM (SmzxV)<<<


Haha. Oh no, not offended in the least, Miss Tammy. I've never worried about that sort of thing.


Though it's often a point of fun among my group of friend when I'm standing next to my good buddy who's nearly twice my size (6'4", 260).

Posted by: not the biggest Moron of the Horde at December 30, 2014 07:54 PM (qfd4W)

624 Tammy, that's what Amy Alkon keeps telling me. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 07:55 PM (/7rmH)

625 Sprinting >>>>>>>>> running.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 07:55 PM (R5HRU)

626 616 I agree, humping iron is far better than running without anyone chasing you
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 12:53 AM (KCxzN)


Jogging slowly on flat ground is, I think, a waste of time. I run up and down six stories of outdoor steps. It's amazing how fast that trashes you/gets you in shape.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 07:56 PM (oKE6c)

627 601 Serious You Guys? "Tesla" is an actual band?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 12:49 AM (KCxzN)

Yes, they are. Here is the video for "Love Song," which was probably their biggest hit:

http://tinyurl.com/ogqazrd

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 07:57 PM (Am9Tn)

628 I take your point. Mine is that Diamond is making excuses for why some peoples have screwed the pooch. To save time (instead of re-reading his book) watch his videos on Youtube, where he pretty much drops shields, as he apparently does in the op-ed cited above.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 31, 2014 12:48 AM (oKE6c)


Yeah but I was talking specifically about his book. I've no doubt that he  totally buys into the idea that colonialism and environment make certain places hellholes and the locals aren't to blame and all the usual leftward views. The LAT editorial is pretty much exhibit A for that.

But I think he was really was on to something in GG&S even if he drove it into the left-wing swamp afterwards.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 30, 2014 07:58 PM (wqVD1)

629 Each bean is best with its own particular meat, but smoked hamhocks will do for just about all of them, except kidney beans, which are an abomination in the sight of God, and black beans, which I have no opinion about whatsoever, but if I did it would be bad.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 07:58 PM (SmzxV)

630 http://youtu.be/pJEewund2zQ

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 07:58 PM (20X6f)

631 I hold in my farts for extended periods of time. Posted by: Slappy HI THERE!

Posted by: Shrimp Burrito [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 08:00 PM (wr4LJ)

632 Might even vary in its degree of porky. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 31, 2014 12:54 AM (W5DcG) Hell yeah, it might not have any actual pork in it, just a big ol' quivering Pile O' Fat!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:00 PM (SmzxV)

633 Just popped over and read the piece about Diamond. Yup..., pointy-headed academic elitist. Odd, a friend passed me the 'Gun, Germs, and Steel' book quite a while back. I cracked it open, scanned a few paragraphs and didn't like tone/flavor, and so put it aside. Perhaps I need to read it. As an aside, take a look at Diamond's death-grip on the string of that bow: http://tinyurl.com/1ii Be thankful that we do not rely on him for defense.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 08:00 PM (/GgDU)

634 So yes, Alton, Tesla is a band and a damn fine one.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 08:00 PM (20X6f)

635 Stairs, that's what I have been trying at work. 3 floors of marble. 44 steps up. Doesn't sound like much, add a set everyday. It's 12 outside right now. Walks in the dark aren't an option.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 08:00 PM (qMpWB)

636 >>>I've become a big fan also of jump squats. When appropriate, jump squats while holding small dumbells provides quite a leg and cardio workout. Sounds like similar to a thruster, which is basically a front squat and a push press combined. Add some pull-ups and you've got FRAN. That evil bitch.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 08:01 PM (e+1S5)

637 @350 On another note, I've often thought that the culture of African nations is what has kept them so messed up. WeirdDave said it best this weekend in his thread that everyone picks a side, their own tribe. Unfortunately, Sub Saharan culture has something fundamentally lacking in their ability to implement policies that help citizens. Their 'tribes' seem more often than not hell bent on getting revenge rather than respecting human rights. --------------- That, unfortunately, is basic tribal culture. If you read carefully when going through the books of Moses in the Old Testament, you quickly come to the realization that at least 80 percent of the laws that were given to the Israelites were basically written with an eye toward stopping tribal vendettas before they could get started.

Posted by: junior at December 30, 2014 08:01 PM (N+HLW)

638 They sure can do both. If it's a trio, you can't have any weak links. A great drummer taught me a lot about bass without ever worrying about what notes I played, just the way I played them. He also taught me how to survive in the studio. Harry Wilkinson (Larry Coryell, Michael Murphy). He teaches in Nashville these days.

 

Posted by: Meremortal at December 31, 2014 12:43 AM

 

Oh yeah, for sure. I learnt 90% of bass from working with drummers. You don't have to be fancy on bass, as long as you're tuned into the drummer's groove. Even on guitar, I pretty much lock into what the drummer's doing and pretty much tune everything else out, barring chord/riff exchanges with the lead. Holdover from bass. I'm biased, but, I've come to the conclusion that a godd drummer lifts a band above and beyond it's collective talent and an ordinary one will a good band sound much less than they are. So much of it is groove and the drummer makes that.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2014 08:01 PM (tBSrv)

639 Depends on what you're going for. I'm looking to get stronger and back in shape. I'd like to play sports into my late 40's at least.

Late 40s?? You're barely weaned. Come back in 20 years.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 08:02 PM (oKE6c)

640 Maybe the fighting Turtles should have started doing this the previous quarter.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at December 30, 2014 08:02 PM (20X6f)

641 634 I hold in my farts for extended periods of time.
Posted by: Slappy

HI THERE!

Posted by: Shrimp Burrito at December 31, 2014 01:00 AM (wr4LJ)

If I eat a shrimp burrito, I guarantee that things will be taken to a different level beyond flatulence. I definitely have a sensitive digestive tract.

Posted by: Slappy at December 30, 2014 08:02 PM (Am9Tn)

642 What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? With a drum machine, you only have to punch the information into it once. And on that note, it's bedtime for Bonzo. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American[/i][/s][/b][/u] at December 30, 2014 08:03 PM (0HooB)

643 Hocks are great if you want the natural gelatins to thicken the broth, but sometimes I want a different consistency, in which case I use shanks which have more meat that can be shredded into the beans at the end.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 08:04 PM (kqGWM)

644 Posted by: not the biggest Moron of the Horde at December 31, 2014 12:54 AM (qfd4W) Thor next to my Daddy was an interesting sight, too.... he's 6'5 and was 265 when we got married in 1990. Pretty sure he's pushing 300 now. A man like that makes a big strappin lass like myself feel dainty! His mama was 4'11 and was only above 99 lbs when she was pregnant. Can you imagine??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:04 PM (SmzxV)

645 >>>Jogging slowly on flat ground is, I think, a waste of time. Just google "marathoner" and then "sprinter" and see which one you would rather look like.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 08:04 PM (e+1S5)

646 639 >>>I've become a big fan also of jump squats. When appropriate, jump squats while holding small dumbells provides quite a leg and cardio workout.

Sounds like similar to a thruster, which is basically a front squat and a push press combined. Add some pull-ups and you've got FRAN. That evil bitch.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 31, 2014 01:01 AM (e+1S5)

Squats?!? Thrusters?!? Add in a dozen nude men and it sounds like a Saturday night at my place.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2014 08:04 PM (Am9Tn)

647 dartist, got it.

Here's their website though. Tell me this stuff doesn't sound de-lish.

http://handyssmokehousemeats.com/Menu.html


Oh hell yes. You guys are a little more pricey than the Chicago area though. IMHO, get yourself the cheapest chunk of smoked pork you can find, like a couple of ham hocks and you won't be sorry. I'll of course check to the power of the southern ladies and gents.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 08:04 PM (ahBY0)

648 Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 31, 2014 01:04 AM (kqGWM) Very good point. I just default to the hock all the time, but I need to try shanks next time. Seems to me there's something else one of my uncle's used to use...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:05 PM (SmzxV)

649 636 Yeah, yeah bad link..., here it is http://tinyurl.com/k3p3fkg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2014 08:06 PM (/GgDU)

650 >>>His mama was 4'11 and was only above 99 lbs when she was pregnant. Can you imagine?? I imagine she was on top a lot. Because safety first.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 08:06 PM (e+1S5)

651 Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 31, 2014 01:04 AM (e+1S5) precisely.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 08:06 PM (R5HRU)

652 Yeah but I was talking specifically about his book. I've no doubt that he totally buys into the idea that colonialism and environment make certain places hellholes and the locals aren't to blame and all the usual leftward views. The LAT editorial is pretty much exhibit A for that.

But I think he was really was on to something in GGS even if he drove it into the left-wing swamp afterwards.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 31, 2014 12:58 AM (wqVD1)


Fair enough. I think we agree. I accept that civilization started where it did for the reasons Diamond asserts (although he neglects why civilization also started in China). Diamond loses me when he (implicitly) adduces the same reasoning as a rationale for why civilization has been slower to take hold in some places than others.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 08:07 PM (oKE6c)

653 get yourself the cheapest chunk of smoked pork you can find But NOT salami, for the love of God. Or pepperoni or anything lunch meatish! Tell the man what you're cooking, he'll have some suggestions, I"m sure.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:08 PM (SmzxV)

654 Got it. No salami or the barrel again. ;-) Okay everybody, gotta call it a night. Sorry to mess up your formatting, Maet. See y'all tomorrow night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 08:09 PM (/7rmH)

655 a la Mo is French for "burning cars and then having ice cream".

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at December 30, 2014 08:10 PM (CSXsy)

656

Blanco Basura!

 

I really hope you're still here, as I have a new mini moron meetup we need to do.

Mr Alamogordo's uncle lives in Sun City, and I think that is close to you, and we are going to see him either the 10th or the 17th, so can we get together?

 

He hangs out with WWII vets a lot I think, and if you don't mind doing lunch with that crowd, let's try to make a plan, yes?

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:10 PM (mk9G5)

657 One of the things that I ponder, and I ponder many things, is that the eastern Mediterranean invented the wheel, bronze artifacts and weapons, agriculture, and writing. All of those inventions spread to the north, northeast, and then into the west into Europe. Why then, didn't it spread to the south and west of the rest of the continent of Africa? Another question. The Mayan and Inca cultures of the the north and south American continents constructed huge temples and pyramids, but they never invented the wheel. They had agriculture, but no written language (except the Maya) and most  importantly, no wheel. The Japanese, a feudal society up until the 1850's became one of the most feared naval powers in the world by the late 1930's. I don't see any kind of common denominator anywhere as to why one group would suddenly become dominant.
This is the point where I wish I was really smart.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 30, 2014 08:11 PM (vVSOO)

658 I imagine she was on top a lot. Because safety first. Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 31, 2014 01:06 AM (e+1S5) His Daddy was only 6 ft, but you're probably right! Prior to my big fine 5'8 self, Thor dated little bitty Mexican women. I knew one of them, and I swear to God, I do not know how they managed. Like you said, she was probably on top a lot.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:11 PM (SmzxV)

659 Good luck qdpsteve

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 08:11 PM (ahBY0)

660 Makes a picture Tammy. Little infidel is 5'4, her new hubby is 6'4. The wedding pics were great.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 08:12 PM (RCZUF)

661 I used to live a few blocks from Hollywood & Vine.  The Hollywood sign is in the Griffith Park area.  Look due north along Gower Street.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at December 30, 2014 08:12 PM (R+h7Q)

662 >>>Thor next to my Daddy was an interesting sight, too.... he's 6'5 and was 265 when we got married in 1990.

Pretty sure he's pushing 300 now. A man like that makes a big strappin lass like myself feel dainty!

His mama was 4'11 and was only above 99 lbs when she was pregnant. Can you imagine??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 31, 2014 01:04 AM (SmzxV)<<<



4'11, 99 --> 6'5, 260+  Whoa!



Posted by: not the biggest Moron of the Horde at December 30, 2014 08:12 PM (qfd4W)

663 Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 31, 2014 12:47 AM (kqGWM) I like the cut of your jib and wish to subscribe to your newsletter!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:13 PM (SmzxV)

664 thx, Slappy I'm 2 degrees of separation away from Elon Musk. Every day, I fight the urge to pick up the phone & call his ass & tell him to stuff his fuckin' electric car bullshit up his ass & get to his shit to f'n space Previous job, I was doing carbon fiber panels. I should have been makin' nose cone farings for space rockets rather than shock towers for cars what no one will buy. I have issues that you can't even start to comprehend

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2014 08:13 PM (KCxzN)

665 Sounds like similar to a thruster, which is basically a front squat and a push press combined. Add some pull-ups and you've got FRAN. That evil bitch.
Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 31, 2014 01:01 AM (e+1S5)



The idea of a jump squat is generation of power (i.e., force/time), as opposed to strength per se. Standing up requires strength; jumping up requires power. Touch the floor, then jump as high as you can as many times as you can (physician permitting, please!). It's amazing how tiring that is. Add dumbells, and it's an amazing leg workout, showing much more dramatic improvement than squats.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2014 08:13 PM (oKE6c)

666 Having fun with an idjit on Twitter who thinks that Europeans introduced slavery to Africa and that White people are evil, but we shouldn't mention that Byrd was a Kleagle in the KKK...

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2014 08:14 PM (0Ew3K)

667 Pork neck bones are popular too. Either fresh or smoked and usually oven broiled for a few minutes before adding to the beans early. They're not so cheap these days though unless you buy from an old-fashioned butcher. Smoked turkey is a nice change of pace too. And if you're doing black beans, then you can't go wrong with fresh chorizo. Whole links poked several times with a fork. Remove casings and crumble at the end.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 08:14 PM (kqGWM)

668 Awright, I am outta here.... do please keep steve from putting salami in his beans, and young halfrican from getting all anorexic on me! Happy almost new year, y'all!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 30, 2014 08:15 PM (SmzxV)

669 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 31, 2014 01:13 AM (oKE6c) If you're feeling really froggy, get some platforms to jump onto that vary in height. That's some extra serious shit. Also form is extremely important as you can tear your knees to shreds.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 08:15 PM (R5HRU)

670 nite Tammy!

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 08:16 PM (R5HRU)

671 AltonJackson at December 31, 2014 01:13 AM (KCxzN) Yeah, but having electric cars will necessitate the development of really looooooooooooong extension cords, so there!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at December 30, 2014 08:16 PM (P+IZm)

672 I used to live a few blocks from Hollywood Vine. The Hollywood sign is in the Griffith Park area. Look due north along Gower Street. Don't go after dark anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 08:16 PM (RCZUF)

673 Is the idiot named "Jen" by any chance, Hat?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at December 30, 2014 08:16 PM (CSXsy)

674 awrite I'm off to bed myself. Later Horde

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 30, 2014 08:17 PM (R5HRU)

675

And Jim in Galveston,

 

I was there once, when I visited a friend in Houston. LOVE the ocean.

 

Anyways, if you are on a road trip again up to Cloudcroft, please let me know.

 

You seem like a person Mr Alamo and I could hang with. Plus we have a mountain cabin, not quite as elevated at Cloudcroft, but might be fun.

 

And do need to hear about the trip - you said it was a story to be told ya know.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:17 PM (mk9G5)

676 oy. Roses are red, Lilies are white, Wishing everyone, A very good night ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at December 30, 2014 08:19 PM (P+IZm)

677 Up in 5. Nite horde.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2014 08:19 PM (RCZUF)

678 All these fancy exercises that most people won't do regularly unless under duress like basic training. Walking is just fine for me at this age. No more bar fights or trying to show someone how much stronger I am than they are. Just trying to keep my legs working and not have the probs my dad has with his, should I live as long. Now, if I can figure a way to quit smoking I'll be on top of the world.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 08:20 PM (ahBY0)

679 *whistles tunelessly*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:20 PM (T1005)

680

cthulhu,

 

Are you still there?

 

Yes I guess you could call the Alamogordo a poplar tree, but I have seen poplar trees in Minnesota, but the cottonwood tree is a Hell of a lot bigger and live a lot longer.

 

And the Alamogordo thing is yes, for big fat cottonwood tree.

 

And the remember the Alamo is a cottonwood named after mission I believe.

 

If that makes sense.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:21 PM (mk9G5)

681 Is the idiot named "Jen" by any chance, Hat? Posted by: andycanuck at December 31, 2014 01:16 AM (CSXsy) DarlingEbony @Darlingnikki316

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at December 30, 2014 08:21 PM (0Ew3K)

682 *turns into pumpkin*

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at December 30, 2014 08:22 PM (e+1S5)

683 Sorry, got interrupted by family business in another state. Later, gators.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 30, 2014 08:25 PM (pBsHH)

684 Pork neck bones are popular too.

Used to be cheap as hell here. All the old Italians made their "gravy" with them. Now all the restaurants have picked up on it and it's $15 a plate. Good stuff though.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 08:28 PM (ahBY0)

685 I used to deliver the LA Times to the road that goes up to the Equipment building for the TV/Radio Tower that's on the same peak.

The streets are so narrow you just wouldn't believe. I could deliver newspapers to people's side walk out of both sides of the jeep I used and only have to toss it maybe 4'-6'.

When you consider that they allow parking on one side of the street (or they did in 1969) then the room for moving cars is very limited let alone larger vehicles. (I dispute that this is a problem caused by the tourists. It's difficult to move in some areas during the night and almost impossible to do so (if you don't know the shortcuts) during the day.

That's where there's a lot of houses on stilts. Mostly mid level actors/actresses, writers and other well paid employees of the Movie Industry.

It's where the early 20th century movie idols lived and there's a lot of traffic in re people looking at the houses of old stars and such. (a lot bought by up and coming new ones.)

There are some fascinating examples of extreme architecture. Literally Houses hanging in the air or stacked up the hillsides.

And liberals. Lots and lots of liberals.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 30, 2014 08:29 PM (RZzX3)

686

Whew.  Actually trying to follow at least a few sub-currents in the comments takes so much time, here I am late.  But I think it's mostly left coast morons involved in these, so ...

 

Jay, glad you and Maet finally clarified and essentially agreed.  The whole set of comments sparked by that discussion was very confusing.  Might be wrong, but I think a virtual all-stars roster of solid commenters got drawn in, and everyone was confusing each others' points, as they were all talking about different things (Anna, weft cut, along with Jay and Maet).

 

Anyway, pertinent to that topic of explanations for different development outcomes, as often is the case PJ O'Rourke had a fantastic pithy summation.  Two contiguous chapters of one his books (not a compilation book, one of his actual book-books):  "From Everything, Nothing: Tanzania" and "From Nothing, Everything:  Hong Kong".  Wherein he nicely lays out how the human factor (to include stupid damaging ideologies, as in Tanzania's ujama) is the main thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2014 08:30 PM (afQnV)

687 I really hope you're still here, as I have a new mini moron meetup we need to do.

Had to step away for a few minutes, but I keep wandering back here.

Sun City would be logistically difficult during the week.  I'd probably need to be gone from work for about three hours to get there, have lunch with the vets, and then get back.

Actually, if any of them felt like talking it might be closer to four hours, 'cause I wouldn't want to miss it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 08:32 PM (UVfht)

688 That EMT Shield is useless, as it doesn't come with a chemtrail blocker.
 
As to Net Neutrality, if TFG is fer it, I'm agin it. He NEVER has our best interests in mind.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 30, 2014 08:32 PM (TIIc4)

689 683
cthulhu,

Are you still there?

Yes I guess you could call the Alamogordo a poplar tree, but I have seen poplar trees in Minnesota, but the cottonwood tree is a Hell of a lot bigger and live a lot longer.

And the Alamogordo thing is yes, for big fat cottonwood tree.

And the remember the Alamo is a cottonwood named after mission I believe.

If that makes sense.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 01:21 AM (mk9G5)



Yeah, for me it started out in the wood aisle of a local store. All the specialty woods have bilingual labels now, so I'm seeing little poplar boards labeled "alamo" and going, "hmmmmm...."



Then, there are oak boards labeled "roble" -- and I'm thinking, "I always drove through Paso Robles on the way to Santa Barbara, but never knew it was 'Pass of the Oaks'...."



I got a new bandsaw and the box said, "sierra de cinta", and I'm thinking, "well, that explains the Sierra mountain range" -- but its full name is "Sierra Nevada". Turns out, "nevar" is the verb "to snow".....but you never see it because you always see the noun form, "nieve".



My knowledge of Spanish lurches forward in bursts. I got a certificate of accomplishment for 3rd year High School Spanish a long while back, but get to learn things like tools and wood flavors now. I did, however, choke when I first encountered a major road in Redwood City....."Alameda de las Pulgas".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:35 PM (T1005)

690 *Checks calendar*

Looks like both the 10th and the 17th are Saturdays.

Miss Alamogordo, I'm good for the 10th.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 08:35 PM (UVfht)

691

Blanco,

Then I will try to shoot for the 10th

 

 

cool beans, as us old folks say

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:41 PM (mk9G5)

692 Net neutrality? I lean ever so slightly toward the pro-neutral "internet as public utility" side of the argument. If we end up with a small number of huge media conglomerates, each with their own content creation and distribution subsidiaries, then a non-neutral competitive market could turn into a huge clusterfuck as they squeezed one another based on regional access and content licensing agreements. It'd be fun to watch from a business strategy and corporate war perspective, but I suspect us customers would get caught in the crossfire more than we'd like.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 30, 2014 08:41 PM (kqGWM)

693 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2014 01:32 AM (TIIc4) You've captured the problem and solution in one sentence! MOAR government is never the solution and net neutrality is more fair and balanced government regulation so you just know that nothing can go wrong!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 30, 2014 08:42 PM (fL/7/)

694 but I have seen poplar trees in Minnesota

Not to interrupt you guys but folks I've known in Minnesota hate "Popples" because they spread from the roots and aren't much good for firewood. Reminded me of some good times near Bemidji.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2014 08:42 PM (ahBY0)

695

Do ONTs always fizzle before 11 left coast time?  Seems lately they begin to stumble rather early.

 

As to the Jared Diamond idiocy nicely excerpted by Maet.  Wow.  Behold the ignorance, and breath-taking silliness of a "public intellectual" of the statist variety.  Doesn't have the slightest familiarity with the phenomenon of gun ownership in its infinite variety.  Seems not to be too familiar with American history, culture, or society.  And writes for an audience similarly ill-equipped to be citizens of this once-great country - who presumably nod their empty heads and tut-tut about their lunatic fantasies.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2014 08:44 PM (afQnV)

696 698 Do ONTs always fizzle before 11 left coast time? Seems lately they begin to stumble rather early.

As to the Jared Diamond idiocy nicely excerpted by Maet. Wow. Behold the ignorance, and breath-taking silliness of a "public intellectual" of the statist variety. Doesn't have the slightest familiarity with the phenomenon of gun ownership in its infinite variety. Seems not to be too familiar with American history, culture, or society. And writes for an audience similarly ill-equipped to be citizens of this once-great country - who presumably nod their empty heads and tut-tut about their lunatic fantasies.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 31, 2014 01:44 AM (afQnV)



Not always, but they do start to roll-off hard when the Easterlings hit 1 AM.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:46 PM (T1005)

697

hey dartist,

I have a BS degree from BSU, which is Bemidji State University. ( and I just love saying I have a BS degree from BSU, cause it sometimes stops conversation - in Accounting, if you were wondering. with a minor in economics, both where numbers really do matter)

 

Where did you hang?

 

And some of us MN people actually love popples because they are like weeds, and that wood is what paper is made of, and so you cut them and make paper, and then you have a new crop of "wood" very shortly.

 

That is why I never understood the push away from paper bags.

 

I guess some senator's son had a plastic factory or something like that.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:49 PM (mk9G5)

698 Hello everyone from Way Down Here Happy New Year to you all - and this next year has to be bloody damn better than 2014 !!! Party time at Chef Aussie (not) just going to our local Chinese restaurant which has my favourite crispy skin chicken with ginger and shallots and golden brown sauce and there is a musician who plays Hawaiian music ! Happy New Year!

Posted by: aussie at December 30, 2014 08:50 PM (bh7Yo)

699 It is, BTW, seriously blowing around outside. Our holiday display includes an inflatable plane with Santa, reindeer, elf. During the weeks leading up to the holiday, we had it propped-up so that it was just rising above our low hedge. On Christmas Eve, we hauled out a folding table wrapped in a waterproof tablecloth and had the plane in full flight.



Today, some gust of wind not only crashed the plane, but flipped the table over.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:53 PM (T1005)

700 Happy New Year! Posted by: aussie Hey, Aussie! May you and your's be awesome next year@ !!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 08:54 PM (wr4LJ)

701 {{{{{Aussie}}}}}} Happy New Year Darlin! Hope you are enjoying summer down under. It's -8 degrees here in Denver. Tell the musician to play "Tiny Bubbles". Not authentically Hawaiian, but what the heck. It's Don Ho.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 30, 2014 08:54 PM (vVSOO)

702 701 Hello everyone from Way Down Here

Happy New Year to you all - and this next year has to be bloody damn better than 2014 !!!

Party time at Chef Aussie (not) just going to our local Chinese restaurant which has my favourite crispy skin chicken with ginger and shallots and golden brown sauce and there is a musician who plays Hawaiian music !

Happy New Year!

Posted by: aussie at December 31, 2014 01:50 AM (bh7Yo)



Boy, am I with you on that.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:55 PM (T1005)

703

Happy Happy New Year to you aussie!

 

 

Where is oz land are you by the by?

 

I have friends in Perth and Wagin, and was just wondering if you are on the same coast?

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:55 PM (mk9G5)

704 704 {{{{{Aussie}}}}}} Happy New Year Darlin! Hope you are enjoying summer down under. It's -8 degrees here in Denver. Tell the musician to play "Tiny Bubbles". Not authentically Hawaiian, but what the heck. It's Don Ho.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 31, 2014 01:54 AM (vVSOO)



-8? Yikes.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 08:57 PM (T1005)

705

 cthulhu

 

Are you still in public accounting, or did you leave this trap>

Just asking, because you seem to want to leave CA, and I could maybe help you find a new job in either NM or TX if you are interested.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 08:59 PM (mk9G5)

706 Yes, old tentacled one, it's minus 8 degrees in Denver. We set a new record low high today. The previous record was 8 degrees in 1915. We destroyed that with a high today of 3 degrees, Fahrenheit, of course. So, according to the Goreacle, we are in the throes, nay, the disaster, of gorebull enwarmening! 11!!eleventy!11! F*ck that guy, I'm freezing my skinny little ass off!

Posted by: Old Blue at December 30, 2014 09:04 PM (vVSOO)

707 660 One of the things that I ponder, and I ponder many things, is that the eastern Mediterranean invented the wheel, bronze artifacts and weapons, agriculture, and writing. All of those inventions spread to the north, northeast, and then into the west into Europe. Why then, didn't it spread to the south and west of the rest of the continent of Africa? Another question. The Mayan and Inca cultures of the the north and south American continents constructed huge temples and pyramids, but they never invented the wheel. They had agriculture, but no written language (except the Maya) and most importantly, no wheel. The Japanese, a feudal society up until the 1850's became one of the most feared naval powers in the world by the late 1930's. I don't see any kind of common denominator anywhere as to why one group would suddenly become dominant. This is the point where I wish I was really smart. Posted by: Old Blue at December 31, 2014 01:11 AM (vVSOO) Simple. The cultures that made advancements were adaptable cultures. Those that didn't adapt remained stagnant. Most of those were in a sense religious, not Christian, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu. Those religions all pointed to a higher power, the cultures that didn't advance worshiped trees, air, or fire. When you worship those things, science and technology becomes heresy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 30, 2014 09:11 PM (+Fae7)

708

Happy New Year, aussie!

 

Happen to be sipping a very good $9 red blend (mostly shiraz) from down under at the moment.  "19 Crimes" - haven't read the label but assume it's a reference to your wonderful country's colorful early European immigrants ..... (and yes "very good $9 red blends" are common in this vibrant globalized wine market - rising US $ doesn't hurt at the moment either)

 

Worked for two Australian publishers along the way (no, not including the big one), so speak 'stralian and miss the ANZAC Day parties.  Also mindful that Australia has been the most constant ally of the US in modern times.

 

Spent a month in NZ once but have yet to visit Oz.  However it's very high on the must-do list.  The reef.  Wine country.  West Australia.  Hell, if it's winter, nordic skiing. 

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2014 09:12 PM (afQnV)

709 I'm on my phone so can't do fancy stuff like cut and paste ... So thanks for your good wishes *blows kisses* I'm in Sydney on the other side of the continent ..but we're going to Perth for a weekend - found a great bargain with Virgin airlines And the muso will definitely play Tiny Bubbles!

Posted by: aussie at December 30, 2014 09:13 PM (bh7Yo)

710 That is why I never understood the push away from paper bags. I guess some senator's son had a plastic factory or something like that. Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 01:49 AM (mk9G5) The environment. Paper bags destroyed trees they said, and that the plastic bags would save the world and the rain forests. Then a turtle ate a plastic bag and they had to be banned. So, now the big push is to ban plastic bags and have everyone go to paper or reuseble bags. As always, those in the lower income brackets hit hardest,

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 30, 2014 09:17 PM (+Fae7)

711 Good Night All! If I don't see or hear from the usual Morons, have yourself a prosperous and safe New Year. God bless all of you and keep you in his loving arms.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 30, 2014 09:17 PM (vVSOO)

712 And time to go to dinner - see you all later as busy time has finished - so I can post again! Instead of just lurking ...

Posted by: aussie at December 30, 2014 09:18 PM (bh7Yo)

713 I'm sure Aussie would be offended if I mentioned Bush Tucker Man ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 09:19 PM (wr4LJ)

714 We're having a nasty cold snap here in Chi-townland. Plus, I'm coming down with something and am hoping it's not the flu going around.

Happy New Year's Eve Eve, 'rons

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at December 30, 2014 09:24 PM (rldyO)

715 708
cthulhu

Are you still in public accounting, or did you leave this trap>
Just asking, because you seem to want to leave CA, and I could maybe help you find a new job in either NM or TX if you are interested.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 01:59 AM (mk9G5)



*sigh* It's complicated.



I just renewed my CPA in November, but I haven't been in public accounting, as such, since the 90's. That said, one of my short-term goals is to gain reciprocity in more welcoming locales.



The one and only reason I haven't left CA years ago is the fiancee. She has a job managing tech support for an internet company here and believes that the skills she has from doing this won't transfer. I think she's wrong. Further, she believes that tech companies in Silicon Valley value tech support managers in their 50s. I think she's wrong in that, as well. Her current situation is extremely annoying to her and she believes there are opportunities here. I see no future for us in Silicon Valley.



As for my skill-set, I've gotten in-front-of a variety of hot topics in accounting over the years -- I was doing computer installations in the 80s, and SarbOx compliance in the aughts....in between I was doing seat-of-the-pants MRP in manufacturing companies in the early 90s and munging subsidiary systems into conglomerates in the later 90s. The logical place for me to be right now would be smoothing the implementation of Obamacare -- I could probably make a fuck-ton of money and move things along well. Funny thing, though, I'd rather drink myself to death.



Another possible area of employment might be to rationalize a bunch of the headline data you see in the press with its functional bases (e.g. -- "the economy is booming" vs. "Dr. Copper is in extended lows" or "Baltic Dry is Teh Suckage"). But, y'know, I spent years mentoring staff to "call it like you see it" -- and I'd rather sleep the sleep of the blessed than become a lying monster.



So, I'm spending my time figuring out clever things to do with materials and mechanisms. I could see myself with an accounting job in Texas -- but not without the fiancee (who hasn't agreed to leave CA yet) -- but in the longer term, I need to find something profitable that is less polluted.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 09:25 PM (T1005)

716 709 Yes, old tentacled one, it's minus 8 degrees in Denver. We set a new record low high today. The previous record was 8 degrees in 1915. We destroyed that with a high today of 3 degrees, Fahrenheit, of course. So, according to the Goreacle, we are in the throes, nay, the disaster, of gorebull enwarmening! 11!!eleventy!11! F*ck that guy, I'm freezing my skinny little ass off!

Posted by: Old Blue at December 31, 2014 02:04 AM (vVSOO)



I was in Denver for a conference one time (at the Brown Palace), and was impressed at how few bums there were around. Then I saw city employees washing down the streets with fire hoses while trudging back from Larimer Square after the bars closed when it was about 34 degrees.




And 34 is positively tropical compared to -8.




Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 09:30 PM (T1005)

717 That'd be like trying to pass laws on how to conduct brain surgery when you can't even name the tools used or the body parts fiddled with. Braaaaiiiinnnnnsssss!

Posted by: Zombie, but not that zombie at December 30, 2014 09:44 PM (brIR5)

718 And I bet you were wearing shorts...

Posted by: shredded chi at December 30, 2014 09:44 PM (7gPaq)

719 Outside having a smoke right now. It's -6.

Posted by: garrett at December 30, 2014 09:47 PM (sT6SN)

720 721 And I bet you were wearing shorts...

Posted by: shredded chi at December 31, 2014 02:44 AM (7gPaq)



Hah! No, that was why I wear shorts all the time now. While working in public accounting, I wore nothing but wool suits in dark colors; white, button-down collar dress shirts with long sleeves, silk ties, black socks, and uncomfortable shoes. It might as well have had an embroidered "Mobil" patch on one side and an embroidered "cthulhu" above the pocket. Some damned fools get buried like that.



Mind you, I was wearing a "tropical weight" wool suit in the fookin' cold in Denver, but that's another story......

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 09:49 PM (T1005)

721

cthulhu at December 31, 2014 02:25 AM

In response to your concerns

 

First about the fiancée,

 

Can't she do her job from a distance? Just asking, because there are tech companies in TX. in case she doesn't know that. (which is a very stupid statement, but really, TX is NOT the end of the world for tech)

Because I perform audits from my comfy home chair mostly, in Alamorgordo, NM, do go out and BE the auditor when necessary.

 

And there are a lot of companies that are very in need of authority (people that know what the heck the Obamacare law says) that would welcome you with open arms.

 

I guess I am confused if your fiancée is a computer person she thinks she need to only live in CA to do her job.

 

Just a comment. I understand how personal relationships are, she just loves CA, can't say I blame her.

 

There is, however, lovely ocean around Corpus Christi etc., not ocean, but it is Texas, and Gulf stream waters, which are healing also.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 09:51 PM (mk9G5)

722 They're kilts, assholes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2014 09:52 PM (wr4LJ)

723 You people living in single digit temps are crazy. We'll get there eventually, but only a few nights per year. Heck - I pull out the long johns when it dips under 50.

Posted by: shredded chi at December 30, 2014 09:56 PM (7gPaq)

724

And I know, TLDR for the above. But just ask anyone, I always add way too much info.

 

I have not worn a suit regularly for many years.  I do sometimes just to impress the clients, but mostly comfy pants and T-shirts at home at work.

 

I have learned to change from the P-Js because the mail lady or UPS would show up - and there I was still in PJs, so it became a habit, and also felt like I really was working.

 

I was a woman working in public accounting, so think about how those leg-sucking damned pant hose have always felt!

 

And look at your bloody paychecks and NO state Income tax in Texas!

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 10:00 PM (mk9G5)

725 723 721
And I bet you were wearing shorts...

Posted by: shredded chi at December 31, 2014 02:44 AM (7gPaq)


Hah! No, that was why I wear shorts all the time now. While working in public accounting, I wore nothing but wool suits in dark colors; white, button-down collar dress shirts with long sleeves, silk ties, black socks, and uncomfortable shoes. It might as well have had an embroidered "Mobil" patch on one side and an embroidered "cthulhu" above the pocket. Some damned fools get buried like that.

Mind you, I was wearing a "tropical weight" wool suit in the fookin' cold in Denver, but that's another story......

Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2014 02:49 AM (T1005)



So, random memory from this conference.....



I was working for a national CPA firm at the time. Waves of technology were washing against the business, and they decided to have a get-together to discuss the use of computers in their business. In Denver.



Oddly enough, the national firm had recently expanded into Silicon Valley by purchasing a large regional firm there.....a traditional regional firm that -- even though in the midst of a tech boom -- wasn't really very tech-savvy. So they'd recently hired me, 'cause I was a nerd that could pass as a public accountant.



Then there's this conference at the Brown Palace (that is, BTW, the hotel associated with "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" of the movie). I am, by some ways, the youngest person there. From Silicon Valley. A nerd, trying to brazen it out.



So the conference opens, and they've got us in this large meeting room, and they've arranged a bunch of tables in a triangle -- there's probably 50 people there, and they're arranged with 25 people on one edge, 15 people on another, and 10 on the last -- that way, you can still hear others' opinions, yell at each other, and all that....



At first, people are milling about and such, but then they're called to order and we all file into our places and things start getting settled-in.....when a door opens at the far side of the room and a hotel employee wheels-in a little cart. It's got a squeaky wheel, and he advances slowly across the floor with it going "squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak" as the rest of the room goes quiet.



The last 10 yards have the assemblage in total silence as the cart continues to squeak across the floor.....until it stops next to me. While everyone else was getting coffee, I had happened to mention that I only drink tea -- and here was the tea cart, to the rescue!



Well, I poured myself a hearty cuppa and warmed myself in its vapors as the cart went squeaking away again. I knew that this was going to be a great meeting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:10 PM (T1005)

726 And look at your bloody paychecks and NO state Income tax in Texas! Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 03:00 AM (mk9G5) I haven't paid state income tax for nearly a decade. Don't see why any state needs it.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2014 10:18 PM (0Ew3K)

727 Actually, even in a suit, I picture you in shorts. kinda like a Richie Rich suit. Maybe it's Little Rascals. Or is it Our Gang? And of course, the duster.

Posted by: shredded chi at December 30, 2014 10:20 PM (7gPaq)

728 724
cthulhu at December 31, 2014 02:25 AM
In response to your concerns

First about the fiancee,

Can't she do her job from a distance? Just asking, because there are tech companies in TX. in case she doesn't know that. (which is a very stupid statement, but really, TX is NOT the end of the world for tech)
Because Iperform audits from my comfy home chair mostly, in Alamorgordo, NM, do go out and BE the auditor when necessary.

And there are a lot of companies that are very in need of authority (people that know what the heck the Obamacare law says) that would welcome you with open arms.

I guess I am confused if your fiancee is a computer person she thinks she need to only live in CA to do her job.

Just a comment. I understand how personal relationships are, she just loves CA, can't say I blame her.

There is, however, lovely ocean around Corpus Christi etc., not ocean, but it is Texas, and Gulf stream waters, which are healing also.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 02:51 AM (mk9G5)



Like I said, it's complicated. It's all twisted up in unnecessary knots with unrelated flotsam and jetsam attached in weird places. I would love for it to be a straightforward "hey, we're headed for the DFW area, got anyplace we can contribute?" -- BECAUSE WE COULD BOTH BE INSTANTLY EMPLOYED, KICKING ASS, AND TAKING NAMES. We're not idiots, we've both got serious experience, and our energy levels would certainly rebound quickly after losing the continual drag of hopelessness we have here. But, for now, we're stuck.



Incidentally, the fiancee is from NYC by way of Houston -- I'm the native-born Californian.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:20 PM (T1005)

729 Incidentally, the fiancee is from NYC by way of Houston -- I'm the native-born Californian. Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2014 03:20 AM (T1005) It is the native born Californians who know best what evil had fallen upon a once great state...

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2014 10:22 PM (0Ew3K)

730

OMG I love that story cthulu

 

I have only drank drinken what the heck is the word? Tea for many years.

 I never gave presentations back when I was hired.

 

I was hired because I knew how to do macros in Lotus 123 lo these many years ago. Not a big firm, but they liked me for some reason.

 

 

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 10:23 PM (mk9G5)

731 730 Actually, even in a suit, I picture you in shorts.
kinda like a Richie Rich suit. Maybe it's Little Rascals. Or is it Our Gang?
And of course, the duster.

Posted by: shredded chi at December 31, 2014 03:20 AM (7gPaq)



I've had the hat longer than I've had the duster.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:24 PM (T1005)

732 Night all. Here is "When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano" by The Ink Spots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSC37bLuuU

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2014 10:24 PM (0Ew3K)

733 732 Incidentally, the fiancee is from NYC by way of Houston -- I'm the native-born Californian.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2014 03:20 AM (T1005)


It is the native born Californians who know best what evil had fallen upon a once great state...

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 31, 2014 03:22 AM (0Ew3K)



No shit. I continually feel that I'm standing on the tracks and they're starting to hum.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:26 PM (T1005)

734

Run from the hum, dude, because it will get you run over.

 

Grew up with the union trains hauling the union iron ore mined by my friends and family.

 

The infamous commie Gus Hall that was the alternative on the ballot to the usual suspects made me understand the difference between freedom and serfdom drew me to move the heck away from all that.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 10:35 PM (mk9G5)

735 733
OMG I love that story cthulu

I have only drank drinken what the heck is the word? Tea for many years.
I never gave presentations back when I was hired.

I was hired because I knew how to do macros in Lotus 123 lo these many years ago. Not a big firm, but they liked me for some reason.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 31, 2014 03:23 AM (mk9G5)



Yep -- the 50 "big brains" of the firm sitting in silence -- including the organizers of the conference -- while hotel staff brought me my tea. If you're going to brazen it out, you might as well make an impression when you do.



Oh, oh....I feel another story coming on.....next post.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:36 PM (T1005)

736

oh please do.

 

You are in a later time zone than me, and I can appreciate.

 

Like the Larsen cartoon, that showed the mighty accountant looking over the mountains maybe

 

You have the same kind of humor.

 

 

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 10:43 PM (mk9G5)

737 Fiancee just got up for a drink of water, and was muttering about "@#^@#$ sister". Note @450 upthread....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:45 PM (T1005)

738 Oh, crap....which story was I about to tell?.....hang on, technical difficulties.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 10:46 PM (T1005)

739 Damn, yo' people up late 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2014 10:46 PM (POynn)

740

it's ok later - I have to be there for a webinar in the am.

 

Maybe another day you can tell me the story.

 

Good night and G-d bless

Posted by: alamogordo at December 30, 2014 10:55 PM (mk9G5)

741 G'night everyone.  I'm up way too late for what I need to do in the morning.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2014 11:04 PM (UVfht)

742 Good morning from Miami.

Posted by: JustTim at December 30, 2014 11:15 PM (xD5h5)

743 YES!!! "Presentations" was the magic word.



OK, so this starts out somewhat oblique. When I was at the University of Casual Sun Bathing, I lived in a dorm that was across the street from the Psych building.....which was three stories tall and, oddly, had no windows on three sides.....




Anyway, a popular elective course ('cause it fit into the "Social Studies" GE requirement*) was Psych 1. One of the requirements to pass the course was that you had to be the guinea pig for some grad students' psych experiments.



Naturally, there was some resentment engendered by being drafted as a foot soldier to support some nutso-studies grad's depraved bias.....so a certain level of passive-aggressive resistance became the norm. My favorite anecdote from this had a comely young lass answering a suite of very personal and detailed questions very forthrightly.....then asking her questioner, "so, tell me, does it mean anything that I am inordinately fond of pancakes?"



Naturally, the Psych grad in charge of the study replied, "oh, no -- I'm quite fond of them, myself."




Where the coed applied the hammer: "oh, I'm so glad to hear that. I have a dresser full of them and make sure to take them out and stroke them every night...."



Anyway, one of the sad facts of life in the CPA biz is that you must apply yourself to a certain amount of Continuing Education all the time. The national firm I was with had a policy, as a firm, to raise awareness of local issues and -- sure enough, the local nerd (me) got selected to do a presentation about the various interlocking disciplines that made Silicon Valley happen in the 80s.




It's actually a real topic -- sort of like the Jared Diamond discussion upthread, a wide variety of disciplines had to interact in a confined space in order to make Silicon Valley a "thing".



So, I assembled a variety of artifacts from the various technologies that went into the tech that everyone used every day and did a show-and-tell presentation. And got heckled midway through by a more politically-oriented female auditor.



And she said, "and what good is it, with all this stuff around?" So, of course, I replied, "I keep it in my dresser.....and take it out and stroke it, every night....."



Then I finished my presentation (without further interruption).





* I took "History of Science: 1525-1870" instead.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2014 11:20 PM (T1005)

744 don't look at the national weather map the one that shows temperatures. You don't want to work outside today. Take the day off.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 12:06 AM (MSwFj)

745 Perhaps the reason why 95% of rape claims (supposedly) result in acquittal/dismissal is because the claims are not credible in the first place and the authorities in question cannot rule out the possibility that the incident never happened. Throw in "affirmative consent" cases and the possibility of this happening go up significantly. There is no way to prove that something happened if the accused is not given their day in court. Until that point, all you have are allegations. And allegations are not proof that something happened. Due process isn't something that can be skipped in these cases. The police have the responsibility to question the veracity of these accusations and to inform the accusers that if they are found to be lying that they can be punished for making a false allegation. This isn't an example of injustice, but the opposite: it's the way the system is supposed to work. You cannot simply pass go and send the bad guy to jail without any proof.

Posted by: Kat at December 31, 2014 12:08 AM (4J3n0)

746 >>>Thanks to all here for the great advice and support. Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2014 10:24 PM (/7rmH) That's great news. Thanks for the update.

Posted by: m [/i] at December 31, 2014 12:08 AM (G891H)

747 Ok, now I'm hungry for pancakes.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 12:31 AM (MSwFj)

748 On Fox Deblasio political aids want allies of the Mayor to blast the police unions for turning their back on the mayor. Apparently yesterday's meeting with union leadership didn't go well? http://tinyurl.com/nj35nk9

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 12:50 AM (MSwFj)

749 I'm getting the feeling that De Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak might be feeling a bit of heat from from his boss about the 'disrespect' the PBA is showing that commie bastard.

It's going to get worse before something gives and at this point its my opinion it ain't gonna be the PBA that gives, they already lost two officers, no telling how many more thanks to the rhetoric bandied about by De Blasio.

Posted by: Gmac - Still pondering something... at December 31, 2014 12:55 AM (4pjhs)

750 New law in NY bans 'tiger selfies'. So if you take a selfie, and photoshop a tiger into it, you are a criminal? If you are on one side of the glass, at the zoo, and the tiger is on the other side of the glass, and you take a 'selfie' you are a criminal?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 01:04 AM (MSwFj)

751 On Fox Political News California state law now regulates the size of chicken cages for out of state egg producers. http://tinyurl.com/px7o7u9

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 01:08 AM (MSwFj)

752 kid woke up really early wasting time on the kindle, which is about kaput wanted to post this http://is.gd/dhowW1 its apparently a nazi nuke facility that was recently found. also could be a pr stunt but there are other stories about it in German and English anyway got to go.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at December 31, 2014 01:11 AM (Cq0oW)

753 754 On Fox Political News

California state law now regulates the size of chicken cages for out of state egg producers

Sudden egg shortage in Californistan as egg producers in other states tell them to shove it.

Posted by: Gmac - Still pondering something... at December 31, 2014 01:15 AM (4pjhs)

754 I'm not familiar with Sara Bareilles' music, but I recognized her name. Before we cut the cable I used to have a cable music station running on kitchen tv. It was a running joke about how often they insert her music into the playlist. It was annoying but both the wife and I were able to constrain our homicidal impulses. Barely. #StopSaraBareilles

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at December 31, 2014 01:18 AM (WUmfB)

755 Maet I don't know what the current proposal from the FCC is but the original bill that congress voted on (for the Dems) net neutrality was another crony coruption giveaway by regulation to high bandwidth movie and other providers at the expense of the people who installed and maintain the hardware.


Currently the "providers" charge people like netflix higher premiums for their service, which then results in higher costs for people who use their service.  What net neutrality was supposed to do is set a fixed rate for everybody big or small users.


And I am sure the current mess will have some hidden pork in there for other campaign contributors as well as some hidden government taxes and control. 


IIANM the FCC already tried to do an end run around congress early in the Obama reign of terror and the Supreme Court shot it down.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 01:26 AM (u9gzs)

756 And I am sure the current mess will have some hidden pork in there for other campaign contributors as well as some hidden government taxes and control. My current bill for Internet only? No tax. Not one cent. Not even state sales tax. Compared to my Consumer Cellular phone bill with more then half a dozen government mandated fees and taxes so Obama can pass out free cell phones by the wheelbarrow load on streetcorners. The 'net' ain't broken, no need for the government to 'fix' it and bring forth another BOHICA cluster of fuck.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at December 31, 2014 01:47 AM (WUmfB)

757 Morning, all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2014 01:50 AM (zF6Iw)

758 *taps foot, waits for MP4's Hollywood tale....*

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at December 31, 2014 01:52 AM (yAC3X)

759 One wonders if we will get a morning thread today? 

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 01:52 AM (u9gzs)

760 Morning MPPPP!
I remember when it was MPPPC.
Don't know how you all will spend the last day of 2014 but I will be working and glad of it.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at December 31, 2014 01:53 AM (1DiJX)

761 I am only going to wait until 7:15 this time as I have 10 pages of links today.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 01:53 AM (u9gzs)

762 Geeeze Vic. Looking at the weather map, ya gotta go all the way to Miami to get anything approaching rockin chair weather, and even then ya need a sweater.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 01:55 AM (MSwFj)

763 Okay, can we please get a new thread????? And, good morning to all and good riddance to 2014 (as if 2015 will be better).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2014 01:55 AM (CMkNk)

764 754 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 06:08 AM (MSwFj) The question isn't "what does government regulate" but "what does government NOT regulate." At this stage, the answer is virtually nothing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2014 01:57 AM (CMkNk)

765 766 Geeeze Vic. Looking at the weather map, ya gotta go all the way to Miami to get anything approaching rockin chair weather, and even then ya need a sweater.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 06:55 AM (MSwFj)


It's 29.1F in my front yard now and still dropping.  My "new" temp monitor is showing the "snow" icon but the sky is only partly cloudy, so no snow. I have given up on front porch rocking chair until spring.  But I do have a rocking chair in front of a large double pane picture window that works almost as good.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 01:59 AM (u9gzs)

766 18 degrees here, and will be sunny if the damn sun ever makes it over the southern horizon.

Nothing like snow in the forecast. Definitely weird.

But the damnfool newsreader on NBC last night said 2014 was Teh Hottest Year EVAH!!11!!

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:02 AM (yAC3X)

767 770  But the damnfool newsreader on NBC last night said 2014 was Teh Hottest Year EVAH!!11!!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 31, 2014 07:02 AM (yAC3X)


That was a lie pumped out in a news release by NOAA.  I'm sure Obama had nothing to do with that.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:04 AM (u9gzs)

768 Winter has yet to arrive with any ferocity here in DeBolshevik town. Supposed to be in the 50's by the weekend but I will be in balmy southern Wisconsin. Ugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2014 02:05 AM (CMkNk)

769 772  Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2014 07:05 AM (CMkNk)


It's colder than shit in WI right now.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:06 AM (u9gzs)

770 Well 7:15 so here goes:


Good Morning Morons.  Today is Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the last day of this year.  On this day in 1938 the first breathalyzer test for drivers was introduce in Indianapolis.  BION they called it the "drunkometer".  I'm sure it was very accurate <sarc>.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:07 AM (u9gzs)

771 Update on the flu epidemic that I posted yesterday.


http://is.gd/YK2UsY

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:07 AM (u9gzs)

772 Update on the AirAsia flight crash.


http://is.gd/2GaTUp

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:07 AM (u9gzs)

773 Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2014 07:04 AM

A planet with a feee-vah, a booming economy and peace in Afghanistan!

Is there anything Choom Boy won't lie about?

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:08 AM (yAC3X)

774 Police shoot and kill a guy in Philadelphia who they were trying to arrest after he made death threats to cops on Social Media. Instead of getting out of the car as ordered he tried to run over the cops.  But you want hear anything from the race mongers on this one.  Why not you ask?  He was a white guy.


Remember people; social media is NOT your friend.  


http://is.gd/fF5RVF

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:08 AM (u9gzs)

775

crap.  Close tags.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2014 02:08 AM (zF6Iw)

776 Remember moms; just because you have a CC permit doesn't mean you can stick your gun in an unsecured purse in the shopping cart with your 2 year old son.  And of course this AP item must report multiple incidents of accidental shootings to further the left's quest to outlaw all guns except those the government has.


http://is.gd/iqh7Cp

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:08 AM (u9gzs)

777 A Morton's salt storage facility in Chicago suffered a wall collapse burying several cars in a next door auto dealership in road salt.  I hope they have some good insurance.


http://is.gd/2BOWZt

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:08 AM (u9gzs)

778 The Pali terrorists were sure they would get their UN Security Council resolution calling for Israel to get out of the disputed territories.  They didn't and BION the US voted against it.


http://is.gd/KHdVb0

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:09 AM (u9gzs)

779 I had great fun mocking the TV newsreaders yesterday morning.  Everyone of them talking about how none of the bodies being recovered were wearing life vests so that meant the plane went down quickly.

What that actually meant is that none of the news reading idiots have ever been on a plane and heard the phrase "Your seat cushion is to be used as a flotation device."


Posted by: Bayou City at December 31, 2014 02:09 AM (AJrbR)

780 VT is releasing the documents related to why they have abandoned single payer.  And yes it is exactly what we said long ago; it cost to damn much.  TANSTAFL is really a law of nature.


http://is.gd/NiRbIU

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:09 AM (u9gzs)

781 Scalise issues a statement over his speech at the David Duke event and hammers the Democrats for harping on it.  I call this a big nothing burger but you can bet your ass it will be in the news every day for a week and repeated every time his name comes up.  Ah the double standard.


http://is.gd/97CPCQ

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:09 AM (u9gzs)

782 How would you like to live next door to this nutcase?  He put up a "zombie nativity" scene.  The Ohio township ordered him to remove it after many complaints citing zoning violations (standard practice now).  He has refused to remove it.  He is now crowd funding for legal funds.


http://is.gd/Bslqy3

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:10 AM (u9gzs)

783 The latest VA fiasco has a congressional Republican in CO hopping mad.


http://is.gd/0mRIW0

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:10 AM (u9gzs)

784 Feel good story of the week, not all news is bad news.  This is a MUST read Morons.  It involves a 9 year old boy and sheriffs in PA and SC and hunting.


http://is.gd/TEqNZi

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:10 AM (u9gzs)

785 Obama has released 5 more terrorists from GITMO.


http://is.gd/nnRAOc

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:10 AM (u9gzs)

786 A thief stole an android device from a charity store in the UK.  He could not get it to work so he returned it.  LOL, I have to admit the learning curve on these things is steep; especially if you do not go online to download instructions.


http://is.gd/hBu9MP

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:11 AM (u9gzs)

787 Here is the reason why Newsweek went bankrupt and was sold for a dollar.  They graced the cover and the inside with a crappy hit piece against the bible and Christians.  Imagine the outrage if it has been against the non-religion Islam.


http://is.gd/x8LoeE

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:11 AM (u9gzs)

788 16 to 18 "conservative" Republicans plan to vote against Boner next week when the formal election for SOH is held.  Sorry guys, that's not enough.  But this does show one thing, conservatives in the House recognize Boner for a sellout.


http://is.gd/RmTcfY

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:11 AM (u9gzs)

789 Lindsay Lohan has contracted the Chikungunya virus while vacationing in French Polynesia.  Mosquitoes transmit it and there is no cure.  One wonders if she will thank Rachael Carlson for her phony book, Richard Nixon for appointing an idiot to head the EPA (much like the one we have now), and everyone after who would not lift the ban on DDT.  


http://is.gd/YtmobP

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (u9gzs)

790 The CIA says those UFO sightings in the 50s was them flying U-2 spy planes.


http://is.gd/KCoSTf

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (u9gzs)

791 National Journal says Obama had a bad year and reviewed his screw ups.


http://is.gd/13paEA

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (u9gzs)

792 DAY 785 678 to go (751 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (CMkNk)

793

McStain is his usual asshole self:

 

http://goo.gl/bNVtFm

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (zF6Iw)

794 Here is the primary reason why, despite claims from the MFM, there has been no recovery from the depression.  In short, 75,000 pages of new regulations issued under Obama in 2014.  And these numbers are not much different than the ones for the preceding years.


http://is.gd/3y7gD1

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:12 AM (u9gzs)

795 87% of the Obamacare signups this year get federal aid for the insurance payments. Guess who is paying for that.


http://is.gd/rsxeBI

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:13 AM (u9gzs)

796 Well the meeting between the NYC police union and De Commio has been held and what was the outcome?  Nothing, no resolve.

http://is.gd/LiIwrk

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:13 AM (u9gzs)

797 Inflation hits 63% in Obama's ideal economy.  And despite the lies we are hearing from this administration ours is at 20%+ according to some economists.  They hide it by gimmicking the numbers.


http://is.gd/6s1aU1

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:13 AM (u9gzs)

798 7 people, 2 adults and 5 juveniles, attack 2 Boston cops, 1 male 1 female, who were trying to serve an arrest warrant.  Read this and look at the ridiculous bail that was set and you will see why we have "brawls at the malls".


http://is.gd/e4Goym

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:13 AM (u9gzs)

799 A fired church employee pulls a gun and opens fire on a pastor in FL.  The pastor pulls his own gun and returns fire.  The fired guy missed, the pastor didn't.


http://is.gd/xonxJE

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:14 AM (u9gzs)

800 Anti-police moonbats plan to interrupt another celebration with their stupid "die in".    Most likely these are from one or both of those communist groups, but since the pic shows white people it is may be the OWS crowd.


http://is.gd/sYnLdI
 

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:14 AM (u9gzs)

801
McShitty is planning to go after conservative State legislators before his 2016 reelection bid.  Why doesn't this senile old fk just go away and shut up?


http://is.gd/GFF1Ih

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:14 AM (u9gzs)

802 Former Lexington County Sheriff is pleading guilty for not enforcing immigration law in a federal trial says the headline at WZ. So why haven't Obama and Holder also been charged?  Well he is white.   But actually the real crime is accepting bribes from a restaurant to not arrest the illegals working there and turn them over to ICE the way he is supposed to.  The ICE will turn them lose and they can go back to work. (Lexington County is Columbia, SC)


http://is.gd/5Vvdxl

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:15 AM (u9gzs)

803 I was under the impression that (some of) you guys chased off Gabe, so, wake up somebody else for am A.M. thread.

Posted by: shredded chi at December 31, 2014 02:15 AM (HXwIE)

804 Hold the presses!  Eye witnesses say that Scalise never attended that David Duke event and his office and he are mistaken.  Remember he was speaking at hundreds of events trying to rally support for his little gov agenda in LA.


http://is.gd/g3uoMy

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:15 AM (u9gzs)

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:15 AM (u9gzs)

806 The Idaho woman with a conceal pistol in her purse, and the news about fifty cops being killed in 2014 will be used to argue for increased gun control. I went looking for the number of home owners who defended themselves from criminals and found two sources : gunowners and fair.org each using the same data to reach the opposite conclusion. The point being that fifty cops were killed by criminals while half a million home owners defended themselves, and another 100-200 million people who own guns never had need to fire their weapons, never made threats toward law enforcement or their neighbors, or family.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 02:17 AM (MSwFj)

807 Racist Mel Watts (he was the former head of the CBC) has ordered banks to set aside money for black activist groups.  IIANM this is illegal and the banks should sue.  But the chicken shit assholes will not.


http://is.gd/ED7t06

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:19 AM (u9gzs)

808 792: Vic, this helps Newsweek in reminding people they still exist. Thats something anyway.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at December 31, 2014 02:19 AM (iRJe7)

809 782 A Morton's salt storage facility in Chicago suffered a wall collapse burying several cars in a next door auto dealership in road salt. I hope they have some good insurance. http://is.gd/2BOWZt Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2014 07:08 AM (u9gzs) That's gonna be one Nasty Cleanup

Posted by: kevin at December 31, 2014 02:19 AM (z9hf8)

810 IBD says Obama is in an alternate universe.  We used to have a saying at the bar I hung out at in CA.  Occasionally we would have some really nutcase come in and we would call them Venetian moon pilots. That meant they went to Venus and never returned.  The OPD called it a 50-51.


http://is.gd/DyRFyn

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:19 AM (u9gzs)

811 The news about Sen McCain is he's packing the Az state republican delegates to the convention with his cronies hoping to avoid a primary. That's the new way to get elected now, take control of the state party apparatus down to the precinct level.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 02:21 AM (MSwFj)

812 Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the last day of this year. On this day in 1938 the first breathalyzer test for drivers was introduce in Indianapolis. BION they called it the "drunkometer". I'm sure it was very accurate .............. Well thank God for that invention. That's what those poor kids with asthma need according to Obama. Oh wait, he corrected himself....They actually need an "inhalator". What a spook.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 31, 2014 02:24 AM (/79qO)

813 In AGW news today we have about 3inches of snow in SoCal Inland Empire ..

Posted by: E.T. at December 31, 2014 02:27 AM (K+RBk)

814 Remember moms; just because you have a CC permit doesn't mean you can stick your gun in an unsecured purse in the shopping cart with your 2 year old son. And of course this AP item must report multiple incidents of accidental shootings to further the left's quest to outlaw all guns except those the government has.


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Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2014 07:08 AM (u9gzs)



One of the reasons I advise against off-body carry...too easy to lose control of the weapon.



Good morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 31, 2014 02:28 AM (6fyGz)

815 Number of arrests in NYC are down by 66%. Law enforcement being very careful to follow procedure, take witness statements, fill out reports, back up other officers at crime scenes and being very thorough in their investigations. Doesn't leave much time for foot pursuit of fleeing perpetrators. Response time for minor complaints way up.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 02:29 AM (MSwFj)

816 Hah! Chicken of H8 and biscuit of goodness.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 31, 2014 02:29 AM (HDCbD)

817 814  That's gonna be one Nasty Cleanup

Posted by: kevin at December 31, 2014 07:19 AM (z9hf



They will probably get a visit from the EPA as well.  If we maintained a pile of sand more than a certain number of tons we had to get a permit and issue an MSDS label for it.  That is how crappy regulations have gotten.  AND that was pre-Obama!

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:31 AM (u9gzs)

818 Nood.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2014 02:32 AM (Ce4DF)

819 Nasty Clean up, I always think of that molasses tank that collapsed. Flooded a neighborhood with molasses.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2014 02:33 AM (MSwFj)

820 819  Good morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 31, 2014 07:28 AM (6fyGz)


That was a really sad event.  She was a 29 year old "nuclear scientist" whatever than means.  A little research and I found she was also a very attractive young girl.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:34 AM (u9gzs)

821 Occasionally we would have some really nutcase come in and we would call them Venetian moon pilots. That meant they went to Venus and never returned. Eye dee ten tee Operator. ID-10-T Operator. ID10T. Idiot.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at December 31, 2014 02:37 AM (HDCbD)

822 Well Andy has arrived.  I recommend that if you want to comment on a link copy the post to the morning thread and make your comment.  This will probably soon be a dead thread.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2014 02:38 AM (u9gzs)

823 That's gonna be one Nasty Cleanup

Posted by: kevin at December 31, 2014 07:19 AM (z9hf



boo hiss

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 31, 2014 02:50 AM (6fyGz)

824 Leftists and DemocRATS have pulled coup after coup against the Constitution and against the consent of the governed, even overturning elections. I hope a coup FOR the Constitution is not necessary, but if one comes, Leftists are in no position to whine.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at December 31, 2014 03:14 AM (vFmT2)

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