October 30, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (30 Oct 2015)
— CDR M

So for those of you going to some costume parties, what are you going as? Drone Lawfare

Update on the Kentucky drone shoot down story. Judge rules man had right to shoot down drone over his house.

Speed Camera Danger

Not surprising. You see the same thing here with red light cameras. UK analysis identifies speed camera danger as there is an eleven fold increase in panic breaking within 50 feet of camera.

Hornet Ball 2015

Our Future

American millennials are stupid.

the study’s conclusion states "the comparatively low skill level of U.S. millennials is likely to test our international competitiveness over the coming decades… that future looks bleak."

If that's not depressing enough for you, then here's the 2016 Military Power index.

Winter Update

Substantial increase in Siberian snow cover bodes well for east coast snow potential.

Weird Al

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey's fighting tips.

How to Win a Bar Fight

"Grab a chair. That's what my mom (judo champion AnnMaria De Mars) told my sister when she went off to college. She didn't give her advice on how to do laundry. She said, 'Listen: You're a small person, so if shit goes down at a bar, you grab a chair and you just start swinging it around.' She never taught us how to put makeup on, she never taught us how to cook, but she did teach us that if you get in a bar fight, you grab a chair and swing it around."


VW Fraud

Ok, this is getting a bit ridiculous. VW emissions fraud will cause about 60 premature deaths in US. I'll go one further. VW's driven by drunk illegal aliens will cause even more premature deaths.

Halloween Fireballs

We're in the viewing window for the Taurid meteor swarm.

However, no viewing chance for the SMOD tease tomorrow unless you have a decent telescope and some skill.

Insurance Rates

You're already paying for global warming. Insurance companies raise prices because of exaggerated global warming threat.

Hollyweird

Boo hoo Harvey Weinstein. You're only pissed at Tarantino because it might hurt your bottom line, not at what he actually did.

Dog Video

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1 Math: The Right Answer is Wrong - The Wrong Answer is Right In this brave new world of mathematics, giving the correct answer is punished, and giving an incorrect answer is rewarded. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10230

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 30, 2015 05:02 PM (vBeA5)

2 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 30, 2015 05:02 PM (YJmuy)

3 Let's see. It's 2015 and we have a Clinton and a Bush vying for the presidency, Donald Trump is in the news a lot, and I'm going to drink myself into a coma.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 30, 2015 05:04 PM (k9qR4)

4 Wierd Al is just good clean fun

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 05:05 PM (39g3+)

5 At the next Republican Presidential Debate which will be hosted on the Spike Channel, each participant will be instructed to swing the nearest available chair at their opponent.

Posted by: Swamprat at October 30, 2015 05:05 PM (b3IgK)

6 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 30, 2015 05:07 PM (bfpzm)

7 So for those of you going to some costume parties, what are you going as?
A frumpy middle aged guy, swilling beer, and watching college football and the NHL. Otherwise known as Friday (which I rarely have off, Yeah!)

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 30, 2015 05:08 PM (nNNi5)

8 Evening morons, how fares the horde? Preparing for the Armageddon that is the Halloween festival in Athens, Ohio. 40,000 students plus another 25,000 coming in from out of town for the biggest block party in Ohio on Saturday. It's going to be epic suck.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at October 30, 2015 05:09 PM (b2cFu)

9 Roller Derby chick(s) need to swing a chair.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 30, 2015 05:09 PM (FkBIv)

10 I dress the same every Halloween: a poor, aging, single, author and illustrator. I had a button for a while that said "This IS my Halloween costume."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 05:10 PM (39g3+)

11 Wha?

Posted by: davidt at October 30, 2015 05:10 PM (uUJW+)

12 It's going to be epic suck. Posted by: Conservative Crank Did you bring enough candy for everybody?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 30, 2015 05:11 PM (FkBIv)

13 My costume consists of a Redskins jacket, a Sombrero, a confederate flag belt buckle with a stuffed lion in one hand and a bible in the other. My shirt underneath says "All lives matter".

Posted by: Sho Nuff at October 30, 2015 05:11 PM (24rcg)

14 We need to combine two of the stories. Make it legal to shoot down speed cameras, wherever they may be found. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 05:11 PM (McRlu)

15 7 So for those of you going to some costume parties, what are you going as?

I was going to go as a liberal, but my head won't fit up my ass.

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 30, 2015 05:11 PM (bfpzm)

16 I'm going as a grandma to my daughter's house for a party with my two of my six grands... ought to be fun!

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at October 30, 2015 05:11 PM (teYv/)

17 Bertram, they ain't coming to Athens for candy--unless it's vodka-soaked gummy worms or Jolly Ranchers dissolved in some Purple Drank.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at October 30, 2015 05:13 PM (b2cFu)

18 I was going to go as a liberal, but my head won't fit up my ass. I was going to go as a liberal too but with a 9 month wait for frontal lobotomy surgery in Canada it wouldn't be ready in time for tomorrow.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 05:13 PM (HbSdt)

19 @13. Good start, but your costume needs a badge. Yep, you need a steenking badges. 'Cause Blue Lives Matter, too. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 05:15 PM (McRlu)

20 *Sigh* What all of these people are flying are not "drones". Drones are Military craft. The Hobbyists are flying UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). I would not normally pedant this, but rules and regs are being written around these descriptions.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:15 PM (gdiBW)

21 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 30, 2015 05:16 PM (KCxzN)

22 Heya, CDR M! Was looking for you today... Do you, or anyone in your family/friends & neighbors/church burn firewood? I have a good cord (?) available in your neck of the woods for free. Red oak - supposedly the best wood for burning.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 05:16 PM (/QyKy)

23 I never could understand the appeal of Ronda Rousey. She doesn't strike me as much of a lady.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 05:17 PM (fC9RO)

24 What up?

Posted by: logprof at October 30, 2015 05:17 PM (vsbNu)

25 Book thread must be running long.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:19 PM (AgHOl)

26 I never could understand the appeal of Ronda Rousey. She doesn't strike me as much of a lady. Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 10:17 PM (fC9RO) ***** I missed noticing that in favor of her overall hotness.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:19 PM (gdiBW)

27 The TV people are back!

Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 05:20 PM (JO9+V)

28 Apparently there's a new deadly gay amnesia drug out there. At the Daily Mail they've got the story of some boxer named Yousaf something or other, who was discovered to have starred in a black gay porn video on some website.

     He claims that of course he's not gay, not in the slightest, and is, hey, totally into women. In fact, he says, he's what you call a whoremonger. He claims they drugged him and he has no memory of making the video and having sex with those other two dudes.

     No memory at all. They told him it was gonna be with hot chicks, slipped him something in a drink and next thing he knows, he wakes up with no memory of anything.

   So watch out for this new deadly gay amnesia drug.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 30, 2015 05:20 PM (dvuhZ)

29 https://youtu.be/WwhxXjdMPd8 Roller Derby Queen, by the incomparable Jim Croce.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 30, 2015 05:20 PM (FoG5A)

30 I'm going with a Biblical theme for my costume.  Eve.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 05:21 PM (dFi94)

31 23 I never could understand the appeal of Ronda Rousey. She doesn't strike me as much of a lady.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 10:17 PM (fC9RO)

She's a fighter, she gets paid to beat up other female fighters.  'Lady' isn't part of the job description.

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 30, 2015 05:21 PM (bfpzm)

32 I just pray my very decent GenX kids have had good lives before the milliniels manage to totally fuck it up for posterity. They can't all suck off Bernie's 1% teat, ya know.

Posted by: Swamprat at October 30, 2015 05:21 PM (b3IgK)

33 Rousey is well put together. And aggressive.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:22 PM (AgHOl)

34 Sure looks cold up in NYC for the Mets - Royals WS game.

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 30, 2015 05:23 PM (bfpzm)

35 All of you bitching about the Millennials needn't worry. The Gen X President in the White House is going to leave the world so fucked up that a major war is inevitable. So all us millenials will conveniently die off on some foreign battlefields while the rest of you live safely at home.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (fC9RO)

36 Roller Derby girls are pretty nice when they are off the rink. I think it gets the anger and violence out of their system.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (39g3+)

37 LEON RUSSELL QUEEN OF THE ROLLER DERBY https://youtu.be/NfekpCMlb5Q

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (FkBIv)

38 Boo hoo Harvey Weinstein. You're only pissed at Tarantino because it might hurt your bottom line, not at what he actually did. I want those "Hands up/Don't Shoot" boobs to put up huge, traffic blocking protests in the neighborhoods where all these Hollywierd types live. Then when Quentin's, and the rest's limos can't get through to take them to their palaces, they can call the cops that they so hate.

Posted by: That Pony at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (+lVUW)

39 So for those of you going to some costume parties, what are you going as?

My iPhone.

Posted by: A Millennial at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (Dwehj)

40 She doesn't strike me Just get in swingin' distance, and all that'll change.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 30, 2015 05:24 PM (k9qR4)

41 Good evening Gentlefappers. Happy All Hallows Eve eve. I've already done steampunk and Greek mythology this week, so on the actual holiday I'm dressing as a creepy shut-in hipster and playing vinyl.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:25 PM (jR7Wy)

42 Roller Derby girls are pretty nice when they are off the rink. I think it gets the anger and violence out of their system. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 10:24 PM (39g3+) The ones that I've met were nice enough, but generally crude and leftwing. No thanks.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 05:25 PM (fC9RO)

43 Why do parents put creepy clown  dollss in their kids' bedrooms?  It just  makes it so easy to terrorize everyone.

Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 05:25 PM (JO9+V)

44 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 05:26 PM (uZNvH)

45 All of you bitching about the Millennials needn't worry. The Gen X President in the White House is going to leave the world so fucked up that a major war is inevitable. So all us millenials will conveniently die off on some foreign battlefields while the rest of you live safely at home. Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 10:24 PM (fC9RO) ****** Just as you enjoy life as you know it here thanks to the hundreds of thousands who have sacrificed all so that you may now bitch.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:26 PM (gdiBW)

46 Oops, pony sock from last thread.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 30, 2015 05:26 PM (+lVUW)

47 So all us millenials will conveniently die off on some foreign battlefields while the rest of you live safely at home.

Uh, I don't think that's anything new or unique.

Posted by: A Millennial at October 30, 2015 05:26 PM (Dwehj)

48 I know of some speed cameras here where before they get near it, people will drive 5-10 mph UNDER the speed limit. I can also confirm that people do slam on the brakes out of panic when they see the f'ing things.

Posted by: Animatronic Kasich Controller at October 30, 2015 05:26 PM (hVdx9)

49 All cross over!  Come into the light!

Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 05:27 PM (JO9+V)

50 I'm going as a surfer dude, board shorts, flip flops, sex wax tee, I'm amped brah.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at October 30, 2015 05:27 PM (5LHtI)

51 5 At the next Republican Presidential Debate which will be hosted on the Spike Channel, each participant will be instructed to swing the nearest available chair at their opponent. Posted by: Swamprat at October 30, 2015 10:05 PM (b3IgK) I didn't watch the debate, but my liberal sister in law did, and came away with a positive attitude toward Ben Carson.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 30, 2015 05:27 PM (+lVUW)

52 The weird al clip was good. And if I ever get in a bar fight which I kind of doubt, I will indeed grab a chair! Now to watch a scary movie, drink bourbon and relax...

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 05:28 PM (vmMMi)

53 50 I'm going as a surfer dude, board shorts, flip flops, sex wax tee, I'm amped brah. Posted by: All Teh Meh ------------------- You just described my everyday summer attire. Seriously.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 05:29 PM (/QyKy)

54 Shit. Shows what I know about generations. My very decent kids are GenX, and don't live off the TEAT, so there is some hope.

Posted by: Swamprat at October 30, 2015 05:29 PM (b3IgK)

55 Now to watch a scary movie, drink bourbon and relax...

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 10:28 PM (vmMMi)



Perhaps I can be of  some assistance?

Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 05:29 PM (JO9+V)

56 And stop slagging on Millenials. I work with some very intelligent, focused young adults who will do our country proud -- certainly better than some of their elders. Now if I can just rid myself of the habit of saying "Fucking Boomers".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:29 PM (jR7Wy)

57 Damn. Off Kasich puppet sock.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 05:30 PM (hVdx9)

58 13 My costume consists of a Redskins jacket, a Sombrero, a confederate flag belt buckle with a stuffed lion in one hand and a bible in the other. My shirt underneath says "All lives matter". Posted by: Sho Nuff at October 30, 2015 10:11 PM (24rcg) Sadly, not that long ago, none of these things would have been a problem.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 30, 2015 05:30 PM (+lVUW)

59 Since I'll be at a kick-ass Halloween party tomorrow... Classic Halloween pin-up girls: http://preview.tinyurl.com/q8ghkwz

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 30, 2015 05:30 PM (vBeA5)

60 Oh, and Harvey Weinstein is an ignorant dick.

How did someone this stupid get so much power, influence and money in Hollywood?

After the Charlie Hedbo shooting, he wrote what could possibly be the dumbest Op-Ed column I have ever read.  Equating Charlie Hedbo cartoons to Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck.

This guy is frankly world-class stupid.  Yet, he has a significant influence on our vulgar and disgusting pop-culture.

This is a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 05:30 PM (+1T7c)

61 Super Bug video is nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:31 PM (AgHOl)

62 I was going to go as a liberal too but with a 9 month wait for frontal lobotomy surgery in Canada it wouldn't be ready in time for tomorrow. Posted by: andycanuck at October 30, 2015 10:13 PM (HbSdt) That joke is NOT funny!

Posted by: Rosemary Kennedy at October 30, 2015 05:32 PM (+lVUW)

63 This may be a lot more serious than most morons are in the mood for at this time of night, but here goes. Lately I've been reading a lot of the "neoreaction" (or whatever the kids are calling it) sites -- Vox Day's blog, MPC, Moldbug, etc. The hip new far right crowd. And I've noticed something which bothers me. No, not the guys saying "n----r" or making Jew jokes and feeling all bold and transgressive for it. That's the equivalent of middle-schoolers saying "fuck" when Mom and Dad can't hear them. What bothers me is how frankly un-American the far right crowd has become. They scoff at all our military operations as nothing but shakedowns for the big corporations and/or Israel. They scoff at democracy and yearn for the good old days before Cromwell (seriously!). They scoff at modern capitalist industrial society. In fact, except for using the word "n----r" a lot, one would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the new far right and the Occupy Wall Street exhibitionists of a few years back. The only difference I can see is that lefties don't have such a fanboy crush on Putin. So . . . is classical liberalism really dead? The left abandoned it a century ago, and now it looks as though the right's giving up on it as well. Where does that leave those of us who really do believe in the ideals of America's founders?

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 05:32 PM (jb6xI)

64 Go into the light Don't go into the light Go into the light Don't go into the light Go into the light Which is it?????

Posted by: Justamom at October 30, 2015 05:33 PM (sVnbw)

65 >>Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 10:28 PM ( Perhaps I can be of some assistance? Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 10:29 PM (JO9+V) Not that scary!

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 05:34 PM (vmMMi)

66 Also, some roller derby Muzak http://youtu.be/eWdA1DKfbwo

Posted by: All Teh Meh at October 30, 2015 05:34 PM (5LHtI)

67 Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:32 PM (jb6xI) ****** At least 8 Strawmen died within this post alone.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:34 PM (gdiBW)

68 In fact, except for using the word "n----r" a lot, one would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the new far right and the Occupy Wall Street exhibitionists of a few years back. Oh they're firing that off about Carson now.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 05:35 PM (39g3+)

69 Not that scary!

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 10:34 PM (vmMMi)



What's in your closet?  How long can you hang onto your headboard?

Posted by: Poltergeist at October 30, 2015 05:36 PM (JO9+V)

70 So . . . is classical liberalism really dead? The left abandoned it a century ago, and now it looks as though the right's giving up on it as well. Where does that leave those of us who really do believe in the ideals of America's founders? Posted by: Trimegistus


Moldburg has always been a neo-monarchist  (is that a real thing?), and frankly never a fan of  American Republican Democracy.

In the Blogosphere of the internet,  somebody's opinion is  sure to be  popular for at least 15 minutes.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 05:37 PM (+1T7c)

71 My pug is gonna be pissed when he gets out of the Phantom Zone.

Posted by: General Zod at October 30, 2015 05:37 PM (lqmAz)

72 I love Coach Weird Al's generic "City Animals" hoodie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:37 PM (jR7Wy)

73 Go into the light Don't go into the light Go into the light Don't go into the light Go into the light Which is it????? Posted by: Justamom **** Go into the light, but make that left at Albuquerque.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 05:37 PM (hVdx9)

74 You just described my everyday summer attire. Seriously. Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 10:29 PM (/QyKy) Heh me too, that's why i chose it, it's all right there in my closet already.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at October 30, 2015 05:37 PM (5LHtI)

75 They scoff at democracy and yearn for the good old days before Cromwell (seriously!). They scoff at modern capitalist industrial society. Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:32 PM (jb6xI) Word.

Posted by: Charles Stuart at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (vBeA5)

76 63: "n----r"
I hear that word all the time (I'm the token white guy at work).

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (nNNi5)

77 MWNP: Please expand. What parts of my question do you consider "straw men"?

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (jb6xI)

78 Republicans are "midnight movers." These are renters and sketchy business people who make moves and skip town and shirk responsibilty in the dead of night while others sleep. Republicans passed obama's budget at 3am. The only good thing about the budget bill was it killed the Republican party, finally. It is dead. Thank God, too.

Posted by: Annoying Commercial Break at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (9Izdv)

79 Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:32 PM (jb6xI) They're not "right" anything. They're simply openly racist leftists. You know, sorta like those socialists in Germany back in the day.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (k9qR4)

80 Horde. Horde WTF??? I cannot get over, I cannot fathom, how horrifically awful that play by the pitcher was.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (GEICT)

81

I can't be a stupid loser, look at all these participation trophies I have.

- Millennial

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 30, 2015 05:39 PM (KlVdw)

82 Thank God meathead jock Cochran is here to break up the political fooferaw. I'm getting some booze. BRB!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:40 PM (jR7Wy)

83 Not you Colorado Alex,but a majority of your fellow millennials very enthusically voted for the GenXer in the WH who is f'ing up the world. Because hey,free birth control and the gheys were the most important issues ever. My first vote was for Jimmy Carter, so I was young and stupid also. Luckily, I was outvoted by my peers. you weren't.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 30, 2015 05:40 PM (P8951)

84 MWNP: Please expand. What parts of my question do you consider "straw men"? Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:38 PM (jb6xI) *** Let us begin with your definition of "The Far Right". Once this is defined, I will go into more detail.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:40 PM (gdiBW)

85 The Gen X President in the White House is going to leave the world so fucked up that a major war is inevitable. So all us millenials will conveniently die off on some foreign battlefields while the rest of you live safely at home. Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 10:24 PM (fC9RO) So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at October 30, 2015 05:41 PM (wKcQA)

86 >>>At the next Republican Presidential Debate which will be hosted on the Spike Channel, each participant will be instructed to swing the nearest available chair at their opponent.

Posted by: Swamprat at October 30, 2015 10:05 PM (b3IgK)<<<



Then we're gonna see which candidate can give the best tattoo to a LIV.




Posted by: Dave Navarro at October 30, 2015 05:41 PM (lqmAz)

87 82 Thank God meathead jock Cochran is here to break up the political fooferaw. I'm getting some booze. BRB! Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 10:40 PM (jR7Wy) Wait, what? You idiots are having political arguments in the ONT on a Friday night? That's pretty much every kind of wrong.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:42 PM (GEICT)

88 Horde WTF??? I cannot get over, I cannot fathom, how horrifically awful that play by the pitcher was. Posted by: BCochran1981 ------------------------ Fuck you! *Already on drink #3, as you can see

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 05:42 PM (/QyKy)

89 That pitcher is wishing he was somewhere else

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 30, 2015 05:42 PM (dULJN)

90 whoopsie

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2015 05:43 PM (9Izdv)

91 80: Yes, Game 3 of the WS is a bad time to have a brain fart on the mound.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 30, 2015 05:43 PM (P8951)

92 Okay I've got my vodka. Give us a nice Halloween toast, something with peat and smoke.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:44 PM (jR7Wy)

93 Every single episode of South Park this season has been good. Whatever the twisted premise is, it is held up by very earnest and straight-forward plot.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 05:44 PM (VdICR)

94 MWNP: I'm merely using their own self-description. We can spend the night trying to map the seating chart of the first French National Assembly onto modern political factions, or teasing out the real definitions of "liberal" and "national socialist" but at the end of the day most normal people know that Commies and Progressives are considered the "left" and people who oppose them are considered the "right." My question wasn't some passive-aggressive prog troll attempt to label Republicans as fascists, it was (and is) a genuine question and concern, something I thought other conservatives might actually be concerned about as well. Have you got a problem with that?

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 05:44 PM (jb6xI)

95 "n----r" Nagger? Everybody hears it all the time. All day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:45 PM (AgHOl)

96 HAPPY FUCKING FRIDAY HORDE

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 05:45 PM (e+1S5)

97 For the next year Jugears will be playing Ryan, seeing how many votes he can get the squishes to add to the in-lockstep dems to get some of his shit through the house. He knows he'll have no probs in the Senate with Ayotte and all the rest willing to go along.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 30, 2015 05:46 PM (U6f54)

98 Happy fucking Friday you fucking Jarhead!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:47 PM (jR7Wy)

99 >>>cannot get over, I cannot fathom, how horrifically awful that play by the pitcher was. Thanks for keeping that vague. I'm like 30 minutes behind because Princess had a major meltdown tonight.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 05:47 PM (e+1S5)

100 Never argue with a small woman named Ronda. She'll kick your butt three ways from Sunday.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 30, 2015 05:47 PM (Sda6L)

101 "I'm getting some booze. BRB!" Like, right?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:48 PM (AgHOl)

102 63: "n----r" I hear that word all the time (I'm the token white guy at work). Posted by: Puddleglum at October 30, 2015 10:38 PM (nNNi5) I'm no fan of nouget, but is the censorship really necissary?

Posted by: Caramel of bust! at October 30, 2015 05:48 PM (vBeA5)

103 They're not "right" anything. They're simply openly racist leftists. You know, sorta like those socialists in Germany back in the day. Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 **** Thank you!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 05:49 PM (hVdx9)

104 Her's a greeting to the ghost sad A greeting to the goblin hosts bad And let them merry be May witches, days and grinning cats, Owls and sprites and sable bats, Have good cheer on Halloween And add enchantment to the scene With revels wild and free

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:49 PM (GEICT)

105 Thanks for keeping that vague. I'm like 30 minutes behind because Princess had a major meltdown tonight. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 10:47 PM (e+1S5) You'll know it. And you will lose your mind. If I had done something that stupid on my high school JV team I'd have gotten ripped by the coach.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:50 PM (GEICT)

106 What a great toast!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:50 PM (jR7Wy)

107 Apropos of nothing: I was doing research on an SUV called the Mitsubishi Pajero. It turns out Pajero is a Spanish word, which in South America means the same thing as wanker. So how'd you feel about driving the Mitsubishi Masturbator? Just wondering.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at October 30, 2015 05:51 PM (4rzL1)

108 Dammit. There's two typos in there. Hang on and I'll redo.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:51 PM (GEICT)

109 Here's a greeting to the ghost sad A greeting to the goblin hosts bad And let them merry be May witches, fays and grinning cats, Owls and sprites and sable bats, Have good cheer on Halloween And add enchantment to the scene With revels wild and free

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (GEICT)

110 I cannot get over, I cannot fathom, how horrifically awful that play by the pitcher was I think he was so concerned with the guy on 3rd scoring he just didn't know what to do. That was awful though. That was Buckner awful.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (39g3+)

111 Caramel: actually, I censored the word because otherwise my original message kept tripping Pixy's spam filter!

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (jb6xI)

112 Stopped at the local Hy-Vee to grab a few provisions. The line at the liquor counter waa almost to the door of the section. Yeah, don't tell me the adults haven't taken over this "holiday."

Posted by: pookysgirl at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (K27gs)

113 Evening horde. Just started 'The Conjuring' on ace's recommendation. I know I know. Benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (9jeGC)

114 So how'd you feel about driving the Mitsubishi Masturbator? Just wondering. Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at October 30, 2015 10:51 PM (4rzL1) --- Does it have heated leather seats? Is it stick?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (jR7Wy)

115 RIP Al Molinaro and thank you for all the great tv.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at October 30, 2015 05:52 PM (kHJ3a)

116
   I'll go as the grumpy old man.  Won't even need to change clothes.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 30, 2015 05:53 PM (jeCnD)

117 "Watson, I want you to surgically remove my penis and replace it with a vagina. What do you deduce from that?" "I say, Holmes, you've been at the opium dens again, haven't you?" "No Watson, you bigoted fool! It means I'm a woman trapped inside a man's body! I see it is a waste of time trying to teach you my methods. Some people have no capacity for rational thinking." (starring Katie Holmes and Emma Watson)

Posted by: Aretha Caitlyn Doyle at October 30, 2015 05:53 PM (jRs7b)

118 Hi, Peaches, if you're lurking on the ONT. I'm cheering for the Mets too, BTW.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 05:54 PM (HbSdt)

119 Well, g'night all. Have a happy Halloween.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 05:54 PM (jb6xI)

120 Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:32 PM (jb6xI) You do mean "left" don't you? Vox? Far right? I think not cupcake.

Posted by: Blano at October 30, 2015 05:54 PM (heN73)

121 I think he was so concerned with the guy on 3rd scoring he just didn't know what to do. That was awful though. That was Buckner awful. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 10:52 PM (39g3+) It was just unreal. Check the runner and then either go to second or first. Make sure the runner from third didn't break on contact, then take the out they're giving you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:54 PM (GEICT)

122 My question wasn't some passive-aggressive prog troll attempt to label Republicans as fascists, it was (and is) a genuine question and concern, something I thought other conservatives might actually be concerned about as well. Have you got a problem with that? Posted by: Trimegistus at October 30, 2015 10:44 PM (jb6xI) ******* I question this entire statement, especially the bolded portion.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 05:55 PM (gdiBW)

123 RIP Al Molinaro and thank you for all the great tv. Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at October 30, 2015 10:52 PM (kHJ3a) There will always be an Al's Diner somewhere. RIP, Mr. Molinaro.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 30, 2015 05:56 PM (Mb+b9)

124 Yes, you're not allowed to use that word here; the whole comment is auto-blocked if you try even when you're e.g. quoting a Kipling poem, as happened to me once.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 05:56 PM (HbSdt)

125 "So how'd you feel about driving the Mitsubishi Masturbator?" Don't remember that one me so much. The Montero was a nice machine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 05:56 PM (AgHOl)

126 114 So how'd you feel about driving the Mitsubishi Masturbator? Just wondering. Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at October 30, 2015 10:51 PM (4rzL1) --- Does it have heated leather seats? Is it stick? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 10:52 PM (jR7Wy) Actually the vehicle was a right-hand drive, with heated seats, but cloth. Or were you asking if the seats were sticky?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (4rzL1)

127 Ok, just saw Morales have his brain fart. He looked like a squirrel caught in the road with a car 20 feet away.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (e+1S5)

128 I just started a bar fight to try out the advice and the damned seats are bolted to the floor!

Posted by: t-bird at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (+c55T)

129 Back to the Future is on Amazon Prime for a few more days. The actors who were seen mostly in 1955 didn't necessarily have to be great. Crispin Glover and Tom Wilson are more charming than they need to be.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (VdICR)

130 The Mitsubishi Hairy Clam! Only drivable weeks per month!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (hVdx9)

131 I'll go as the grumpy old man. Won't even need to change clothes.
Posted by: irongrampa

Is someone on your lawn?  

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 05:58 PM (+1T7c)

132 Btw, did anyone notice the Cruz guy sitting behind home plate earlier in the game?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 05:58 PM (GEICT)

133 >>>Vox? Far right? I think not cupcake. Vox Day. Not Vox. Very, very verrry different animals.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (e+1S5)

134 The Mitsubishi Hairy Clam! Only drivable weeks per month! Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale *********** Fuuuuuuuuck The Mitsubishi Hairy Clam! Only drivable 3 weeks per month!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (hVdx9)

135 Not surprising. You see the same thing here with red light cameras. Which are totally un-Constitutional and illegal, BTW. One has to wonder how red light cameras could be legal anywhere when the cops still seem to feel obligated to stop you in order to issue you a ticket. It seems that the cops were just being silly gooses when all they had to do, evidently, was jot down your license plate number and mail the ticket(s) to your house, at their pleasure. I mean, why would any cop bother pulling anyone over when it's so much safer and easier to just mail them the ticket and be done with it? The answer to that is part of the proof that red light cameras are illegal (locally) and as to their un-Constituonality, that is even simpler to surmise.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (zc3Db)

136 I will be dressed as a security guard tomorrow night which is what I do at my church. All while enjoying the antics of around 10,000 heathens who will suddenly all show up at the same time around 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by: Blano at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (heN73)

137 Arnold is dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2015 06:00 PM (9Izdv)

138 Anyways, nice ONT. Nighty night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 06:00 PM (AgHOl)

139 I'm pretty sure Crispin Glover is genuinely, clinically insane. But he's a really effective, compelling actor. Even in weird no-line roles like the Thin Man in those Charlie's Angels films

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 06:00 PM (39g3+)

140 Vox Day. Not Vox. Very, very verrry different animals. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 10:59 PM (e+1S5) Oh ok, I misread it then. Never heard of Vox Day.

Posted by: Blano at October 30, 2015 06:01 PM (heN73)

141 He looked like a squirrel caught in the road with a car 20 feet away.

Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 10:57 PM (e+1S5)



Good description. Really how do you make it to the big leagues and do that? 

Posted by: cm9000[/i] at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (2TUVm)

142 I'm pretty sure Crispin Glover is genuinely, clinically insane. But he's a really effective, compelling actor. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 11:00 PM (39g3+) I find him to be exceedingly annoying and pretty much always out-of-place.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (zc3Db)

143 The answer to that is part of the proof that red light cameras are illegal (locally) and as to their un-Constituonality, that is even simpler to surmise. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


There was a big investigatory effort around the red-light cameras installed in Columbus (Ohio), and it was found that the company selected to install and operate had bribed city officials.  It was actually pretty funny.

The cameras are still in place, but they have all been turned off.  By court order.

A small victory against the corruption of the State.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (+1T7c)

144 119 Well, g'night all. Have a happy Halloween. Posted by: Trimegistus -------------------- Don't run off just because someone doesn't recognize your nic & calls you a troll. Happens all the time - as I'm sure you're aware (yeah, I know you've been around quite a while).

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (/QyKy)

145 Wow -- I just learned that "lattice method" of multiplication by looking at it. 

Crap.  I thought there would be no math on this blog...

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (044Fx)

146 Speaking of hopeless millenials, my son had a little Halloween show at his school tonight, and the parents didn't have the decency to shut up and listen to the kids sing on the stage. The ones that weren't yapping or letting their little ones run around screaming were poking at their phones or picking their noses. Who raised these assholes? I know, I'm an older mom, a fossil from an earlier era when people actually gave two fucks about the people with whom they might interact, but for heaven's sake, SHUT THE HELL UP AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR KIDS and maybe they won't grow up to be the assholes you have become. After all, what's Friday without a good rant?

Posted by: tcn in AK at October 30, 2015 06:02 PM (+YMhA)

147 Wow, I got all excited to see Eris, Cochran & my 3rd favorite Devil Dog. I thought, the only thing that could this better would be a frosty pina colada. And then I see mwnp has his women's panties all in a bunch, again. Cause he's the purity police. Sigh. Maybe I should turn on Army of Darkness & order a pizza, cause this looks like it ain't gonna be pretty night.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:04 PM (Vm8WO)

148 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 11:02 PM (+1T7c) I remember reading about that (or some other case of camera provider kickbacks). But it never should have even gotten that far since they are illegal. Everyone who pushed them and put them up should be arrested.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 06:04 PM (zc3Db)

149 >>>I question this entire statement, especially the bolded portion. Goddamnit people, Trimegistus is a moron in good standing since before I delurked, what maybe 4 years ago. It's a legit line of thought, and he expressed himself very well. Stop with the troll hunts. There's plenty of actual prof trolls to beat about the head and shoulders.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:04 PM (e+1S5)

150 Don't run off just because someone doesn't recognize your nic & calls you a troll. Happens all the time -- as I'm sure you're aware (yeah, I know you've been around quite a while). Oh. Thank you so much for your concern, "Chi".

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 06:04 PM (HbSdt)

151 137
Arnold is dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2015 11:00 PM (9Izdv)


http:/  /www.tmz.com/  2015/10/30/  happy-days-al-molinaro-dies/

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at October 30, 2015 06:04 PM (kHJ3a)

152 Oh it was TPH's blog.... nevermind.....

=)

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at October 30, 2015 06:05 PM (044Fx)

153 I find him to be exceedingly annoying and pretty much always out-of-place. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

In the last "Back to the Future"  movie,  Glover did not want to be in it.  He had a small part, so Spielborg hired and actor that looked somewhat like Glover, and he wore a mask to look exactly like Glover.

Glover sued Spielborg and won.  Spielborg is incredibly rich, and the million dollars he had to pay Glover was nothing to him, but he is just a rich ass.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 06:05 PM (+1T7c)

154 Crispin glover was great in Rivers Edge

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 30, 2015 06:05 PM (dULJN)

155 I'm going with a Biblical theme for my costume. Eve.
Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 10:21 PM (dFi94)


Or.....

If they won't let you in without a costume try putting on black gloves and black ankle-boots and going as a five of spades. (rimshot!)


Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:06 PM (3pRHP)

156 @  131

   Not on MY lawn--they don't get past the Claymores as a rule.

  If they do, there's always the toe poppers.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (jeCnD)

157 'Lo, 'rons.....just passin' through.....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (EzgxV)

158 Crispin glover was great in Rivers Edge That is a really disturbing movie. Its one of the few films I've seen with nudity in it that was actually necessary and effective. That girl is really hot at first but she gets... really awful lying out there day after day. And the change is powerful.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (39g3+)

159 (unless you are a ginger, then you can be the 5 of diamonds)

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (3pRHP)

160 *Rant on* I bought some jeans in my normal size (36x32) from a consignment store today. Levis, marked as usual. Inside the zipper area is a tiny little area marked "skinny". I tried to put these things on and my quite average junk would in no way fit in alloted space. WTF are these new kids using for junk space? *Rant off*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (gdiBW)

161 Crispin glover was great in Rivers Edge Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 30, 2015 11:05 PM (dULJN) True, but only because the part fit him. He was still annoying in it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (zc3Db)

162 Seriously folks, it's fucking friday night. Can't we give the shit a rest for a single thread? Everyone grab a drink and relax and enjoy the thread. BEBE!!!! I have not seen you in forever. How goes it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:07 PM (GEICT)

163 >>>Oh ok, I misread it then. Never heard of Vox Day. He reminds me a bit of AtC's description of Ron Paul. You find yourself nodding along with his points, and then all of a sudden it's "and it's all the fault of those damn Jews" and you're like what, what the fuck just happened.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:08 PM (e+1S5)

164 He reminds me a bit of AtC's description of Ron Paul. You find yourself nodding along with his points, and then all of a sudden it's "and it's all the fault of those damn Jews" and you're like what, what the fuck just happened. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:08 PM (e+1S5) He's either an actual racist, sexist, etc or he never ever ever breaks character.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:09 PM (GEICT)

165 Come back Bebe! I promise to keep it shallow!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:09 PM (jR7Wy)

166 We should have a tournament of characters with zero lines. Glover doesn't speak in Charlies Angel's, but he does crow like a rooster and do other cool stuff. 2015 it's official. Tom Wilson has aged much better than those cruel make-up artists predicted. Glover does not age because he drinks the blood of infants.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 06:09 PM (VdICR)

167 Whose MiGs are in that Hornet video?

Posted by: IFF at October 30, 2015 06:09 PM (uUoXU)

168 Crispin Glover was great when he shoots the old South African dude at the end of Lethal Weapon 2.

**tilts head** It's just been revoked.

Posted by: no, not really at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (lqmAz)

169 Really?! Gonna kill the dog in the first half hour?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (9jeGC)

170 Glover does not age because he drinks the blood of infants. I rate this plausible.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (39g3+)

171 So that KIng of Queens co-star quit Scientology... and her family followed her. Just watched the 1 hour with her on 20/20. She came off well, the "church," in its own words did not

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (sEXjW)

172 Goddamnit people, Trimegistus is a moron in good standing since before I delurked, what maybe 4 years ago. It's a legit line of thought, and he expressed himself very well. Stop with the troll hunts. There's plenty of actual prof trolls to beat about the head and shoulders. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:04 PM (e+1S5) ***** I made a statement that asked a question. If that is an issue, well, that is just going to have to kinda suck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (gdiBW)

173 "Crispin glover was great in Rivers Edge"

Yes, he was. He was even better in "At Close Range" with Christopher Walken. He's a very odd actor with a mannered style... but, he does it effectively.

Posted by: otho at October 30, 2015 06:10 PM (EWg9n)

174 Cochran!!!!! The Halloween party at work was epic. Annndddd I can't say anything else because it's probably already on the internet & I'd out myself.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:11 PM (Vm8WO)

175 Oh, "Chi" and not "Shredded Chi". That's okay then.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 06:11 PM (HbSdt)

176 *punches time card* sorry I'm late, boss. wut up y'all?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 06:13 PM (on01m)

177 Huh, copy/paste no worky. Cochran, I'll bet a week's pay on the former.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:13 PM (e+1S5)

178 Posted by: andycanuck at October 30, 2015 11:04 PM (HbSdt) ---------------------- Eh. Take off, hoser.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 06:13 PM (/QyKy)

179 The Halloween party at work was epic. Annndddd I can't say anything else because it's probably already on the internet & I'd out myself. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 11:11 PM (Vm8WO) Damn that is epic. We're doing pretty much an all day thing tomorrow. Going over to friends' early afternoon for a big party for FL/GA game. Then home to change the little ones into costumes. Over to my parents for a little bit so they can see them. Then back to the same friends' place for a block party/trick or treating.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:14 PM (GEICT)

180 I see we're all in a somewhat pissy mood. Good to feel at home

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 06:14 PM (on01m)

181 BC, what are the girls going as? Let me guess -- princesses.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:14 PM (jR7Wy)

182 *wanders in*

Tis the night before all the spooks that can manage to get back to this plane of existence.

Chill, quaff the faux-hemlock, caper under the moonlight whilst howling, and have some FUN.

Reality will still be there in the morning as your head throbs to a techno beat and your tongue feels like it has been baking in the Mojave for a week.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:14 PM (q/kuR)

183 One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio at a critical point in the Republican nominating battle. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York investor, is a signal victory for Mr. Rubio in his battle with his rival Jeb Bush for the affections of major Republican patrons and the party's business wing.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 30, 2015 06:15 PM (e8kgV)

184 History has a good show on about the origins of Halloween. I know most of it, but there are still some informative tidbits. . . .

Posted by: logprof at October 30, 2015 06:16 PM (vsbNu)

185 Cochran, I'll bet a week's pay on the former. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:13 PM (e+1S5) Entirely possible. And if you never ever break character, does it really matter if you or "the character" is the asshole?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:16 PM (GEICT)

186 Vox claims to be Right about everything it proclaims, but does so soley from the premise of The Left. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 06:16 PM (McRlu)

187 179 Then home to change the little ones into costumes. Over to my parents for a little bit so they can see them. Then back to the same friends' place for a block party/trick or treating. What are they dressing up as? You dressing up with them? How about you DC?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:17 PM (Vm8WO)

188 Anna! *sloshes vodka* Doing anything for Halloween? This is the first time in ages where I'm not going out into the night. I feel adrift.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:17 PM (jR7Wy)

189 Gee. Singer sewing-machines Singer, I wonder?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 06:17 PM (HbSdt)

190 I'm no longer pissy--I've had my rant and a cold one, and life has improved dramatically. Tomorrow night I'm taking 9 year old Harry Potter to the Zoo Boo to trick or treat with grizzly bears, siberian tigers, and the new female wolverine who is currently waiting for a male suitor. It will be dark, cold, and creepy, which should work out perfectly. And candy, lots of sticky gooey candy. And an occasional wolf howl or coyote cry. In the woods. If he doesn't come home scared and sugar-soaked, it will not be my fault.

Posted by: tcn in AK at October 30, 2015 06:17 PM (+YMhA)

191 181 BC, what are the girls going as? Let me guess -- princesses. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 11:14 PM (jR7Wy) Probably. They keep jumping all around. They both have extensive collections of "dress up clothes", so they could be a lot of stuff. The youngest went to our church's trunk or treat last sunday as Spider Girl, while the eldest went as Aurora from Maleficent.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:18 PM (GEICT)

192 Hey y'all. Anybody see the Ted Cruz sign behind home plate?

Posted by: Bomber at October 30, 2015 06:19 PM (qKfed)

193 Nah, I don't think I'm dressing up this year, BeBe. Been a while since I've done a costume.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:19 PM (GEICT)

194 192 Hey y'all. Anybody see the Ted Cruz sign behind home plate? Posted by: Bomber at October 30, 2015 11:19 PM (qKfed) https://twitter.com/WilliamJMiller/status/660266348631592960

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at October 30, 2015 06:20 PM (GEICT)

195 My Halloween indulgence:  Listening to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, a prog rock musical version of the tale from '78.  It was a fave as a kid and even now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at October 30, 2015 06:20 PM (m9V0o)

196 >>>How about you DC? I plan on getting good and drunk, putting on my scary mask and my duster and terrifying the neighborhood. Or, as I usually call it, Saturday. Princess with either be Bat Girl, a "girl sheriff" or one of the 17 Disney princesses, all of which we already have the costumes for.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 06:21 PM (e+1S5)

197
American millennials are stupid.



Signed.  Utterly clueless about anything that isn't a phone or phone related.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 30, 2015 06:22 PM (kdS6q)

198 Not really All Hail Eris, my area is supposed to get nothing but rain for this weekend.

Which means, unless the spooks and ghouls are aquatic, nothing will be moving.  Some towns rescheduled things for tonight.  Which brought them in conflict with the football games.  Now that is true horror. 

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:22 PM (q/kuR)

199 Nobody dresses like a cowboy any more :/

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 06:22 PM (39g3+)

200 See you later. I'm going to finish up in the Hound thread.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 30, 2015 06:23 PM (HbSdt)

201 My Halloween indulgence: Listening to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, a prog rock musical version of the tale from '78. It was a fave as a kid and even now. Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at October 30, 2015 11:20 PM (m9V0o) Great album. AXStv has been running a live concert version of it - don't know from when. It was excellent, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 06:23 PM (zc3Db)

202 It's so easy to blow up your problems It's so easy to play up your breakdown It's so easy to fly through a window It's so easy to move with the sound...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:24 PM (ntObR)

203 I liked how Billy Joel sang the National Anthem before the game. He sang it plain, without any verbal flourishes or showing off. I'm tired of every special snowflake trying to put their own personal twist on the anthem.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 30, 2015 06:24 PM (P8951)

204 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:24 PM (ntObR)

205 Crispin Glover was a weird looking actor. Cillian Murphy is a latter day version.

Posted by: cm9000[/i] at October 30, 2015 06:25 PM (2TUVm)

206 Donna, I've had a hunch Joel is at heart a classic Truman Democrat for a long time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:25 PM (ntObR)

207 Nobody dresses like a cowboy any more :/ Posted by: Christopher Taylor I guess you've never been to a cowboy poetry festival.

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 30, 2015 06:26 PM (awspb)

208 Holy hell, a TR sighting! Good to see you, Road.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at October 30, 2015 06:26 PM (b2cFu)

209 Mets win.

Posted by: cm9000[/i] at October 30, 2015 06:26 PM (2TUVm)

210 >>>Nobody dresses like a cowboy any more :/ Princess' "girl sheriff" costume is an old west sheriff deal. Cowboy hat, vest, star, six shooter. The pink cowgirl boots are not from the costume, just her everyday wear that happens to work. Close enough for government work anyway.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 06:27 PM (e+1S5)

211 Oh ok, I misread it then. Never heard of Vox Day.
Posted by: Blano at October 30, 2015 11:01 PM (heN73)


Of course this could just be a) an attack on Vox Day, or b) an attack on anyone who does not bow down to the idea of accommodating every special rights demanding screaming minority that might want everyone else to surrender everything.

'Cause, you know, admitting that you have less rights than someone who violates the law, doesn't have to work to eat, or steals your shjt out of your car based on their minority status makes you very balanced, moderate... and gives you more time to drink hot chocolate while wearing your pajamas and hectoring your children to remember to recharge their smart phones.

I am off for more neutral grain spirits and distilled water.  Because of Fluoridation, Mandrake.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:27 PM (3pRHP)

212 Is the World Series best of 5 or best of 7? I woulda sworn it was best of 7.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:27 PM (ntObR)

213 Princess with either be Bat Girl, a "girl sheriff" or one of the 17 Disney princesses, all of which we already have the costumes for. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5) --- I was Batgirl for Halloween! My fourth -- just to clarify. I was a serious fan of Batman. Anna's been pushing for me to get that pleather Catwoman costume but I didn't order it in time. Maybe for the annual holiday performance of Handel's "Messiah".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:27 PM (jR7Wy)

214 If the conclusion of that study is supposed to represent millennials, I would have to whole heartedly agree. The sentence is terrible grammer. It must have been written by one of those low skilled millennials.

Posted by: Bill R. at October 30, 2015 06:27 PM (jKUeC)

215 well, that game sucked.
the only good part was the Ted Cruz sign in NYC

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 06:29 PM (uZNvH)

216 Princess' "girl sheriff" costume is an old west sheriff deal. Cowboy hat, vest, star, six shooter. The pink cowgirl boots are not from the costume, just her everyday wear that happens to work. Close enough for government work anyway. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:27 PM (e+1S5) -- Literally. A woman came to work in a girl sheriff costume today, minus six-shooter natch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:29 PM (jR7Wy)

217 Nyah??? 

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:29 PM (q/kuR)

218 The WS is best of 7, qpsteve.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 30, 2015 06:31 PM (P8951)

219 I am off for more neutral grain spirits and distilled water. Because of Fluoridation, Mandrake. Posted by: Kindltot That Mandrake sounds like some kinda prevert.

Posted by: Col. "Bat" Guano at October 30, 2015 06:31 PM (awspb)

220 Donna, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:32 PM (ntObR)

221 There was a time the World Series was best of 9. Though it wasn't called the World Series then.

Posted by: cm9000[/i] at October 30, 2015 06:32 PM (2TUVm)

222 Literally. A woman came to work in a girl sheriff costume today, minus six-shooter natch. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 11:29 PM (jR7Wy) I went as Davy Crockett one year when I was a kid

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:32 PM (Vm8WO)

223 I'll be dressing as a cowboy tomorrow.

Well, the chaps, anyway.

Now, where'd I put Reggie's saddle?

Posted by: Barry O. at October 30, 2015 06:32 PM (lqmAz)

224 Reversed my usual pattern. Watched the videos first. Milady thinks the British blogger in the generic sports video was the not-Dan guy from Slo-Mo guys. I dunno. Just in time for Halloween: Sugar is bad for you. Don't eat that candy bar. Sci-show. https://youtu.be/cx0nYr_xAaw And a blast thing from the past Scary Halloween Masks 2013 (Women's) Accessorize with bad outfits and shrill snarls. http://bit.ly/gaah2013 Never did get around to doing the Men's. If I'd had time this year, though, I'd've used the Dem candidates. Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: zombie mindful webworker at October 30, 2015 06:33 PM (T5o9s)

225 Nyah??? Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 11:29 PM (q/kuR) Finally got around to reading the dead tree version of "Golden Isis". Why the Luger? Who in their right mind would choose to use a Luger outside of a shooting range?

Posted by: The Elbow-Jointed Hat at October 30, 2015 06:33 PM (vBeA5)

226 TPH, Nazis. 

Or are you talking about the sequels where I have settled on snagging for Diana a Webley instead of the P08?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:35 PM (q/kuR)

227 I went as Teddy Roosevelt as a kid. Wore dad's hat, round little glasses, bandolero, safari jacket, and fake 'stache. I think I slung his Garand on my shoulder too! Wow, different time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:35 PM (jR7Wy)

228 American millennials are stupid. Signed. Utterly clueless about anything that isn't a phone or phone related. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix --- Be fair. They're phone ignorant as well. You think they know what a rotary phone is?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 06:35 PM (jRs7b)

229 221 There was a time the World Series was best of 9. Though it wasn't called the World Series then. Posted by: cm9000 at October 30, 2015 11:32 PM (2TUVm) Yes it was. That was from 1919-1921.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 06:36 PM (sdi6R)

230 >>>Anna's been pushing for me to get that pleather Catwoman costume but I didn't order it in time. Maybe for the annual holiday performance of Handel's "Messiah". That Anna is one smart lady. You should probably listen to her. And also, and I mention this only as an afterthought, you should probably share pics here.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:36 PM (e+1S5)

231 Why the Luger? Who in their right mind would choose to use a Luger outside of a shooting range? Posted by: The Elbow-Jointed Hat Ahem...

Posted by: Zombie Reinhard Heydrich at October 30, 2015 06:37 PM (awspb)

232 ****looks around**** Next year!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at October 30, 2015 06:40 PM (GrgHD)

233 Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 11:24 PM (ntObR) Yeah! That beamed the tune right into my head. Love The Cars.

Posted by: t-bird at October 30, 2015 06:40 PM (J3phO)

234 The Luger is a decent pistol, it is light, hard hitting, points fairly naturally, and the toggle lock both gives it a good solid hesitation and absorbs a good bit of the recoil, but it also does not shift the center of gravity like a heavier slide would do.

There are drawbacks, but not worse than some models of Glock

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:42 PM (3pRHP)

235 Ok, hard drinkers, let's drink hard. Cochran, Bebe, Eris, and all others...five minutes till post time.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:42 PM (e+1S5)

236 Roller derby chicks? You sure that's not Don Dokken and Dee Snyder?

-C

Posted by: cnation at October 30, 2015 06:43 PM (neQpQ)

237 NCJ! Howzit? I miss the parade of Halloween freaks in Waikiki. I always saw such great costumes. One group staged a scene from "Return of the Jedi" complete with Slave Leia, an enormous foam rubber Jabba, and George Lucas filming it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:44 PM (jR7Wy)

238 I've got my Deep Eddy's grapefruit vodka, DC. I'm ready.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:45 PM (jR7Wy)

239 1 Math: The Right Answer is Wrong - The Wrong Answer is Right In this brave new world of mathematics, giving the correct answer is punished, and giving an incorrect answer is rewarded. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10230 Posted by: The Political Hat at October 30, 2015 10:02 PM (vBeA5) ?!

Posted by: Astronauts bound for Mars in 2035, careening off into the void at October 30, 2015 06:45 PM (sdi6R)

240 208 Holy hell, a TR sighting! Good to see you, Road. Posted by: Conservative Crank --------------------------- Thanks, CC

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 06:45 PM (on01m)

241 235 Ok, hard drinkers, let's drink hard. Cochran, Bebe, Eris, and all others...five minutes till post time. Posted by: DC in River City at October 30, 2015 11:42 PM (e+1S5) --Ready when you are!

Posted by: logprof at October 30, 2015 06:46 PM (vsbNu)

242 All Hail Eris, for Hawai'i it would have been more funny if the Jabba had been made of SPAM.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:47 PM (q/kuR)

243 221 There was a time the World Series was best of 9. Though it wasn't called the World Series then.
Posted by: cm9000 at October 30, 2015 11:32 PM (2TUVm)



We might see that again just so baseball can expand the season a bit longer so the World Series can be played on Thanksgiving around 2025.



What would be more American than watching the World Series on Thanksgiving?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 30, 2015 06:47 PM (AC0lD)

244 Cochran, I told Alex that you two need to tackle Common Core in one of your podcasts. It's like the New Math -- it reduces smart kids to tears and makes it impossible for parents to help kids with their homework. Divide and conquer! Devilishly clever, really.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:48 PM (jR7Wy)

245 What would be more American than watching the World Series on Thanksgiving?
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 30, 2015 11:47 PM (AC0lD)


Christmas Futbol tournaments?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:49 PM (3pRHP)

246 Hurry up DC, I'm fadin' fast.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:49 PM (jR7Wy)

247 All Hail Eris, for Hawai'i it would have been more funny if the Jabba had been made of SPAM. Posted by: Anna Puma Or drunken, sunburnt tourists duct taped together. Nothing says Hawaii like drunken, sunburnt tourists.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at October 30, 2015 06:49 PM (awspb)

248 Catwoman: Julie Newmar is gorgeous and statuesque, but when I looked her up on YouTube I was immediately bored. Eartha Kitt was constantly entertaining and adorable.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 06:50 PM (VdICR)

249 Ok, that's two. I'm calling that a quorum. I'm also calling Cochran a pussy. Here's to our wives, our girlfriends and the women we love May they never meet Slainte!

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:50 PM (e+1S5)

250 Alright DC, bring the parting shot. I'm nodding off

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:51 PM (Vm8WO)

251 Ganbei bitches!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:51 PM (jR7Wy)

252 Salut

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2015 06:52 PM (3pRHP)

253 Slainte!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:53 PM (Vm8WO)

254
American millennials are stupid.
Signed. Utterly clueless about anything that isn't a phone or phone related.

Be fair. They're phone ignorant as well. You think they know what a rotary phone is?
Posted by: Bruce Boehner



No, I'm going to give them the phone thing, just because on the open tech and deal forums that's what they jump on.  Constantly buying new phones gives one a degree of street savvy.

Mind you, the sitegeist* tends to reduce to "buy every new iphone immediately when it come out"/"buy a new android phone every 3 months", but it's something.

*(c)

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 30, 2015 06:53 PM (kdS6q)

255 TPH, Nazis. Or are you talking about the sequels where I have settled on snagging for Diana a Webley instead of the P08? Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 11:35 PM (q/kuR) The Luger wasn't popular in WWI because they require the best quality bullets and absolute clenliness to function. Very good gun if you have those conditions... but not if you don't. I know the P38 wasn't exactly widespread at the time, but still, those Luger's are tempermental bastards... unlike the c96 (one of the most reliable semi-auto handguns ever).

Posted by: The Elbow-Jointed Hat at October 30, 2015 06:53 PM (vBeA5)

256 208 Holy hell, a TR sighting! Good to see you, Road. Posted by: Conservative Crank ------------------ Likewise. And I saw Bomber upthread, too - that's cool (admittedly, I don't know how rare that is these days). How's SOC these days? Taking him trick-or-treating? Pics tomorrow are mandatory.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 06:54 PM (/QyKy)

257 t-bird, yep, whole album is incredible.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 06:55 PM (ntObR)

258 Time to fluff the pillows and hit the sack. Good night goblins!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 30, 2015 06:55 PM (jR7Wy)

259 203 I liked how Billy Joel sang the National Anthem before the game. He sang it plain, without any verbal flourishes or showing off. I'm tired of every special snowflake trying to put their own personal twist on the anthem.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 30, 2015 11:24 PM (P8951)


Beyonce sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, her hometown, in 2004, and sang it straight up, note for note.

Unfortunately, what everyone remembers about that Super Bowl is the "wardrobe malfunction" at halftime.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 30, 2015 06:55 PM (5f5bM)

260 Oyasumi All Hail Eeis.  Sweet dreams of cat-suits and cat-o-nine tails while looking absolutely stylish.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 06:57 PM (q/kuR)

261 Nah, I prefer Julie Newmar. I never "got" Eartha Kitt. Also, *clink*.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 06:57 PM (sdi6R)

262 And with that, slan anois

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 30, 2015 06:57 PM (Vm8WO)

263 Night, Eris!

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 06:57 PM (e+1S5)

264 One last thing about Back to the Future: Once George finds the manly cahones to push that punk away, Marty should have looked at the poloroid, and his brother and sister re-appear, plus two little siblings he never saw before.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 06:57 PM (VdICR)

265 Apologize for OT, but an Afghanistan vet and his MWD need some help from a NC moron. Vet, Alex, went home in 2013, while Howard went back for another tour. In 2/14, Army pushed the adoption of 273 dogs, including Howard, within 2 weeks, apparently ignoring the law (HR 5314) and the adoption papers filed by former handlers. Unfortunately, a real jerk, who was a deputy until he was fired earlier this month, managed to get Howard and refuses to return him. There is a Bring Howard Home FB page with all the details. This is happening in Fayetteville, NC and the locals are working hard to stop Alex and Howard from being reunited. Terrible pictures of Howard being kept in a cage while muzzled on FB, with family members laughing over Howard's obvious fear. If anyone knows a vet friendly State Rep or Senator in NC to help get the SBI involved in this, please visit the page and offer some advice. I believe the SBI could be involved because if the town (in this case, Taylortown) was the official recipient, it could not legally gift/transfer ownership of these valuable dogs (even small towns have Municipal Asset Transfer regulations.) The Army, even though it is apparent these small towns only claimed to have a K9 force that needed bomb-sniffing dogs (Taylortown pop, 722), but were handing the dogs out like party favors, is not doing anything to make this right.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 07:00 PM (QZdJj)

266 Hi all from the Delta country. This our first time here and very different than IL, as expected. Having a great time. Today we drove from Vicksburg (the battle site is awesome!) to the middle of nowhere in central LA. Went thru Waterproof, LA...WTF? They have strange town names down here. Not like at home where we have towns like Woosung in IL. Checking in here while checking on the wife, she won a $320 jackpot and quit, TG. I'm heading back to the blackjack tables to recover my $100 losses today, wish me luck, I think I'll need it.

Posted by: Farmer at October 30, 2015 07:02 PM (RiPnV)

267 "No, I'm going to give them the phone thing, just because on the open tech and deal forums that's what they jump on. Constantly buying new phones gives one a degree of street savvy."

I was walking along a city sidewalk today doing my best to keep up sharp tactical 360 awareness. What I was made aware of is that about three-quarters of the population have heads bowed in immured worship to the Gods Of The Smartphone.

I would normally start to bitch about this, but what it means is that the feral street predators are going to go after the easy prey who are numb to their surroundings, and won't be going after the likes of me, so from my entirely selfish perspective, that's all right.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 07:02 PM (noWW6)

268 I'll be going as a cynical, disillusioned, burnt-out white guy. No costume necessary.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 30, 2015 07:03 PM (kpqmD)

269 Time for the old folk.


    Remember, all, we're Americans, so the head is held HIGH.

       Goodnite, good people.   Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 30, 2015 07:03 PM (jeCnD)

270 And goodnight Bebe.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 07:03 PM (e+1S5)

271 Well, since all the cool kids have left and it appears to be shift change, I guess I'll check out too. I reserve the right to return later and yell at people for no reason.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 30, 2015 07:05 PM (e+1S5)

272 Crap. I missed the toast. Oh well. Ain't the first time for me drinking alone.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 07:06 PM (/QyKy)

273 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660130743495053313 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660130976723505152 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660131162485039104 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660131324800446464

Posted by: kbdabear at October 30, 2015 07:09 PM (GrXXa)

274 Chi, I saw your earlier post. Don't need wood though but appreciate the thought. Beer? That's a different story!

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:09 PM (SCx0h)

275 huh, Hornet vid was good, st least second half was after they quit messing with all the screen effects.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:10 PM (vb33c)

276 Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 12:02 AM (noWW6) Very good point. Head on a swivel.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:11 PM (SCx0h)

277 Torquewrench : that's exactly what I think when I see the sheeple with their eyes glued to their iPhones. There you go, Mr. Predator, easy pickings for you.

Posted by: PabloD at October 30, 2015 07:11 PM (+T2o3)

278 More #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660131499153453058 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660131713666949120 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660131893480943616 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660132074553221121

Posted by: kbdabear at October 30, 2015 07:11 PM (GrXXa)

279 267 I was walking along a city sidewalk today doing my best to keep up sharp tactical 360 awareness. What I was made aware of is that about three-quarters of the population have heads bowed in immured worship to the Gods Of The Smartphone. I would normally start to bitch about this, but what it means is that the feral street predators are going to go after the easy prey who are numb to their surroundings, and won't be going after the likes of me, so from my entirely selfish perspective, that's all right. Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 12:02 AM (noWW6) Yeah. Tonight I was driving home from work, and stopped at a red light. I looked over at the "right turn only" lane and saw an attractive woman in a minivan engrossed in her phone. "She's stopped at a light, so I guess that's OK", I thought. The light changed and I proceeded on ahead, then saw her making a sudden lane change into my lane in the middle of the intersection, in my rear-view mirror.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 07:11 PM (sdi6R)

280 Posted by: yankeefifth at October 31, 2015 12:10 AM (vb33c) That missile launch from the DDG was pretty sweet just past the halfway point.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:11 PM (SCx0h)

281 Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 12:00 AM (QZdJj) Mother fuckers. I believe Fayetteville is in Elmers' district; I wonder if Clay Aiken is a vet and/or dog lover? I'm pretty sure there's a VA in Fayetteville, but that's usually just medical. Let me think on this a bit... Also thinking it might be best to do things behind the scenes, in case these assholes are vindictive. The dog's life might be at risk if they get pissed.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:12 PM (JqEq4)

282 Make it legal to shoot down speed cameras, wherever they may be found. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at October 30, 2015 10:11 PM (McRlu) Cut, jib, newsletter!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 07:12 PM (0yhH4)

283 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660171510393389056 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660172011604324352 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660172665668308993 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660173384064471040

Posted by: kbdabear at October 30, 2015 07:13 PM (GrXXa)

284 That missile launch from the DDG was pretty sweet just past the halfway point. Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2015 12:11 AM (SCx0h) agreed. I assume that was some sort of a race for a Tiger Cruise. It was interesting to see the F4 flying in formation with the Hornets as well. I think it was Japanese.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:13 PM (vb33c)

285 and another thing, is anyone going to point out that obama is risking the lives of special forces for some good ol pr? why send only a few, split them into two groups and even announce to everyone exactly what you are doing? If I were putin or some jihadi I would drop everything and dedicate everything to finding those guys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:15 PM (vb33c)

286 F18 vs SM3?

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:16 PM (vb33c)

287 272 Crap. I missed the toast. Oh well. Ain't the first time for me drinking alone. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 12:06 AM (/QyKy) You're covered Chi. I'm drinking a beer.

Posted by: buzzion at October 30, 2015 07:17 PM (zt+N6)

288 Some World Series coincidences 1986 Game One - Mets lose by 1 2015 Game One - Mets lose by 1 1986 Game Two - Mets lose by 6 2015 Game Two - Mets lose by 6 1986 Game Three - Mets win by 6 2015 Game Three - Mets win by 6 As a Mets fan, my nerves couldn't take another 1986 Game 6

Posted by: kbdabear at October 30, 2015 07:18 PM (GrXXa)

289 wow, kinda slow in here. everyone out pre halloweening? is wilding before or after halloween? I suppose it will be a slow wilding year this time since all the places where wilding is popular have already wrecked everything either in previous years or with decades of slow-motion democrat rule wilding.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:19 PM (vb33c)

290 Roller Derby seems to periodically alternate between popularity and obscurity. I remember it being popular in the 70s, and before that in the 50s. I haven't kept track of it since then, but it seems like there should have been a spike in the 90s, and again about now.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 07:19 PM (sdi6R)

291 Curse broken; the Mets had lost every game when Billy Joel sang the National Anthem, tonight they won for the first time

Posted by: kbdabear at October 30, 2015 07:19 PM (GrXXa)

292 interesting fact, there are not really any mets fans, simply people that lived or live in the tri-state area that hate the Yankees.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:21 PM (vb33c)

293 Apologize for OT, but an Afghanistan vet and his MWD need some help from a NC moron. Vet, Alex, went home in 2013, while Howard went back for another tour. In 2/14, Army pushed the adoption of 273 dogs, including Howard, within 2 weeks, apparently ignoring the law (HR 5314) and the adoption papers filed by former handlers. Unfortunately, a real jerk, who was a deputy until he was fired earlier this month, managed to get Howard and refuses to return him. There is a Bring Howard Home FB page with all the details. This is happening in Fayetteville, NC and the locals are working hard to stop Alex and Howard from being reunited. Terrible pictures of Howard being kept in a cage while muzzled on FB, with family members laughing over Howard's obvious fear. If anyone knows a vet friendly State Rep or Senator in NC to help get the SBI involved in this, please visit the page and offer some advice. I believe the SBI could be involved because if the town (in this case, Taylortown) was the official recipient, it could not legally gift/transfer ownership of these valuable dogs (even small towns have Municipal Asset Transfer regulations.) The Army, even though it is apparent these small towns only claimed to have a K9 force that needed bomb-sniffing dogs (Taylortown pop, 722), but were handing the dogs out like party favors, is not doing anything to make this right. Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 12:00 AM (QZdJj) ------------------------------ http://www.wral.com/deputy-loses-job-in-fight-for-custody-of-dog/14986544/ Whose dog is it really now? I don't know.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 07:23 PM (on01m)

294 MWNP, I think there is too much flux in the technology and the usage for pedantry to be useful. Is a cruise missile a drone? Was a V1 flying bomb a drone? To the best of my recollection, "drones" were originally unmanned aircraft primarily used as targets, or target tugs, for training fighter pilots. Usage circa WWII. The Predator drones, and the toy drones as used by members of the public differ mainly in their size and capacity for carrying weapons. What they have in common is that both are piloted remotely in real time, by operators over a radio/satellite link. My understanding of the original use of "drone", like the aforementioned target drones, is that they were autonomous, and flew either a programmed set of maneuvers, or else simply flew a straight-line flight, with simple servomechanisms to correct for instability. Remote control was either not possible, or else rarely done for practical reasons. Perhaps we need to coin new, more specific terms for unmanned aerial vehicles. How about "military drones" vs "civil drones"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 07:25 PM (0yhH4)

295 No, I'm going to give them the phone thing, just because on the open tech and deal forums that's what they jump on. Constantly buying new phones gives one a degree of street savvy. Mind you, the sitegeist* tends to reduce to "buy every new iphone immediately when it come out"/"buy a new android phone every 3 months", but it's something. *(c) Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix **** Umm, you mean the idiots who drop $500-$600 on I-Phones every two years and then wonder why they are constantly broke?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:25 PM (hVdx9)

296 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 12:12 AM (JqEq4) I wonder if Ellers is on the Armed Service Committee, because this disregard of the law needs to be investigated. Because Howard's current "owner" was a LEO, doesn't seem like anyone with any local authority wants to cross him. I think it's going to take a state level official to investigate. This whole thing is a horrid tragedy, since last year another vet, Brent Grommet, and his dog, Matty, went through this same thing. I wonder how many of those 273 dogs had a willing handler wanting to adopt them.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 07:25 PM (QZdJj)

297 274 Chi, I saw your earlier post. Don't need wood though but appreciate the thought. Beer? That's a different story! Posted by: CDR M ------------------- No problem, Commander. Hell - you come help me load it up & split it, I'll buy you all the beer you can drink for a month week. I don't even know what a cord of oak is worth, to be honest. I'm tempted to bring it home, split it here, then sell it. I'd have to invest in a Harbor Freight logsplitter, but it looks like I'll be doing tree work for the foreseeable future... If you hear of anyone that needs/wants it this weekend, say so tomorrow night. I'll be back there tomorrow to start another job next door.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 07:26 PM (/QyKy)

298 290 Roller Derby seems to periodically alternate between popularity and obscurity. I remember it being popular in the 70s, and before that in the 50s. I haven't kept track of it since then, but it seems like there should have been a spike in the 90s, and again about now. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 12:19 AM (sdi6R) There was in the late 90's. It aired on Spike. 1999-2000 New years I was down in Orlando for a band trip and me and some of my friends actually went to an event of it when at Universal Studios because they were handing out free tickets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RollerJam

Posted by: buzzion at October 30, 2015 07:26 PM (zt+N6)

299 Yankeefifth. I'd imagine that a late version F-4 Phantom, with all the upgrades of the past 20 years, would still be one hell of a contender. With modern radars, computers and datalinks, it would still be a strong, and very, very fast airframe. Sure, it lacks stealth, and won't turn with the 4th generation teams..... but with a skillful pilot and effective AWACS, I'd imagine it'd still be a mistake to take it lightly. To my eye, it's still visually the most menacing, threatening lookin' jet of the supersonic age. The Mig 31 variants and various Sukhois are close in their hunched-shouldered, big nosed way, but they're just not quite the Phantom. Hell, it looks like it's pissed and you owe it money, even when it's just sitting on the ramp. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 07:27 PM (McRlu)

300 I'd imagine that a late version F-4 Phantom, with all the upgrades of the past 20 years, would still be one hell of a contender. With modern radars, computers and datalinks, it would still be a strong, and very, very fast airframe. Sure, it lacks stealth, and won't turn with the 4th generation teams..... but with a skillful pilot and effective AWACS, I'd imagine it'd still be a mistake to take it lightly. To my eye, it's still visually the most menacing, threatening lookin' jet of the supersonic age. The Mig 31 variants and various Sukhois are close in their hunched-shouldered, big nosed way, but they're just not quite the Phantom. Hell, it looks like it's pissed and you owe it money, even when it's just sitting on the ramp. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at October 31, 2015 12:27 AM (McRlu) yeah it is a great looking plane even on the ground. Only plane I think looks better is the F14, but not by much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:30 PM (vb33c)

301 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 12:12 AM (JqEq4) I wonder if Ellers is on the Armed Service Committee, because this disregard of the law needs to be investigated. Because Howard's current "owner" was a LEO, doesn't seem like anyone with any local authority wants to cross him. I think it's going to take a state level official to investigate. This whole thing is a horrid tragedy, since last year another vet, Brent Grommet, and his dog, Matty, went through this same thing. I wonder how many of those 273 dogs had a willing handler wanting to adopt them. Posted by: Ever -------------------------- The LEO was fired, but still has the dog I believe. Sounds like there are definitely two sides to this story.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 07:30 PM (on01m)

302 Jeebus. Are all AR-15s so easy to build? I feel like I'm putting Legos together.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:31 PM (hVdx9)

303 MissTammy is here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:32 PM (vb33c)

304 Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 31, 2015 12:30 AM (on01m) The LEO has had him for two years, and the dog looks fine if that's a recent picture with the couple, BUT, if there are in fact pics of him muzzled in a cage with people laughing about how scared he is, the dog needs to be taken away from them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:33 PM (JqEq4)

305 (Gets difribulator paddles and applies to thread) CLEAR! Whump (charging whine) CLEAR! Whump

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:33 PM (hVdx9)

306 Y5! How goes it?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:34 PM (JqEq4)

307 MissTammy!

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:34 PM (vb33c)

308 I'm not sure how popular they are, but I have a friend who goes to the roller derby quite a bit, she's invited me a couple of times but I haven't gone yet, does sound fun though.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at October 30, 2015 07:34 PM (5LHtI)

309 Y5! How goes it?! Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 12:34 AM (JqEq4) forward, albeit slowly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:34 PM (vb33c)

310 anyone here recommend a good feed reader?

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:35 PM (vb33c)

311 Chi, don't the logs need to dry for a season or two after being split to burn? You might be able to take it to someone who has a business splitting and selling and get some money for it. Check the classifieds in your local paper for prices and leads.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 07:35 PM (GzDYP)

312 Slow and steady wins the race I"m told.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:35 PM (JqEq4)

313 MissTammy, how are you anything new?

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:35 PM (vb33c)

314 I get your theme here, Maet. You're thinking the dam line is more important than realized in f1 survivals? Given the stochastic environment, I mean?

Posted by: king of hearts-like at October 30, 2015 07:36 PM (YyXxw)

315 299 To my eye, it's still visually the most menacing, threatening lookin' jet of the supersonic age. Posted by: Jim at October 31, 2015 12:27 AM (McRlu) I remember seeing the Blue Angels flying Phantoms. They certainly had a unique look to them, with the turned-up wingtips and the turned-down elevators. They had badass written all over them. Then the Angels had an accident, and switched to the A-4 for awhile. It seemed like a step down. But now they're flying F-18s, and I have no complaint about that.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 07:36 PM (sdi6R)

316 Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 31, 2015 12:30 AM (on01m) The LEO has had him for two years, and the dog looks fine if that's a recent picture with the couple, BUT, if there are in fact pics of him muzzled in a cage with people laughing about how scared he is, the dog needs to be taken away from them. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ------------------------ I don't disagree at all. I've followed this locally, and it is definately a "he said, she said".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 07:36 PM (on01m)

317 Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 31, 2015 12:23 AM (on01m) The former deputy has refused to show any official adoption papers and the Fayetteville PD refuse to state if they saw any or not. His story has changed from "he got the dog from the chief", to his claims he, as a civilian, adopted him (which would be impossible because of the home visits, etc.) I have seen the pictures from the deputy, Fuller's, family's fb pages of Howard stuffed in a cage, muzzled. Howard saved Alex's life and LEGALLY under HR 5314, Alex's adoption papers should have been this a no-brainer. But, the Army wanted to rid themselves of these Military War Dogs in 2 weeks and couldn't be bother with legalities, apparently. The deputy was not fired because of Howard. This "deputy" threatened to use his job to research the ip's of everyone that was posting on the BHH fb page and sue them (for what, I have no idea) and then said he would be willing to part with Howard if the 17,000 that liked the Bring Howard Home page gave him $10 apiece because $5000 wasn't enough. This same guy has multiple FB pages: he was the good-guy deputy by day and the "playa" by night. Howard is just a payday for him. Please check out the WRAL articles where he admits he attempted to extort money and abuse his authority to attack those who want Howard with someone who loves him.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 07:38 PM (QZdJj)

318 I am doing okay, mr yankeefifth; nothing really new to bore you with! But nothing too bad, either, so I shan't complain. It's always good to see you here!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:38 PM (JqEq4)

319 If you hear of anyone that needs/wants it this weekend, say so tomorrow night. I'll be back there tomorrow to start another job next door. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 12:26 AM (/QyKy) Rojah.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:39 PM (SCx0h)

320 Yeah, pretty much. I mean, I have posted here and elsewhere 'til I am blue in the face (but I am that kind of mutant) that female mate selection is dominant in H. sapiens since about, well, since Rae Dawn Chong in "Quest for Fire" (1981), but hardly any of you fools believe me. That's cool. Almost proof positive, QED, like. Think about it. If you can.

Posted by: king of hearts-like at October 30, 2015 07:40 PM (YyXxw)

321 But now they're flying F-18s, and I have no complaint about that. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 12:36 AM (sdi6R) I saw an F18 flight demonstration this summer, it is a very very loud plane.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:41 PM (vb33c)

322 There was a big investigatory effort around the red-light cameras installed in Columbus (Ohio), and it was found that the company selected to install and operate had bribed city officials. It was actually pretty funny. The cameras are still in place, but they have all been turned off. By court order. A small victory against the corruption of the State. Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 11:02 PM (+1T7c) Are there any good countermeasures to use against red light cameras? I thought perhaps a license plate frame made up from retro-reflectors to bounce the light from the flash right back at the camera might work, but have not tried it. Test fails can run into money.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 07:41 PM (0yhH4)

323 Assault with a deadly weapon is a lot easier to get away with if you're a chick. (Not sure Ronda Rousey is aware of this.)

Posted by: Oschisms at October 30, 2015 07:42 PM (ZsN9X)

324 I saw an F18 flight demonstration this summer, it is a very very loud plane. Posted by: yankeefifth **** The F4 was louder. Believe me.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:42 PM (hVdx9)

325 he would be willing to part with Howard if the 17,000 that liked the Bring Howard Home page gave him $10 apiece because $5000 wasn't enough Yes, that's the part that made me suspicious of him. And a man who tried to use his position to stalk people via their IPs has control issues and the last thing he needs is a pit. I'm wondering if there have been any dogfight busts in the area. (I will say though that the dog does look healthy in the one pic I saw)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:43 PM (JqEq4)

326 The F4 was louder. Believe me. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 12:42 AM (hVdx9) in this instance, more is better.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:43 PM (vb33c)

327 Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 12:38 AM (QZdJj) I have no interest in any of the parties. I just read the news. Regarding claims of mistreatment of the dog... Animal control officials say the claims are unfounded,

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 07:44 PM (on01m)

328 Are there any good countermeasures to use against red light cameras? I thought perhaps a license plate frame made up from retro-reflectors to bounce the light from the flash right back at the camera might work, but have not tried it. Test fails can run into money. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon **** I have seen where motorcycles have a little motor the flips the plate inward so the number cannot be captured. Would love to see one for cars that flips it down.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:44 PM (hVdx9)

329 298 New years I was down in Orlando for a band trip and me and some of my friends actually went to an event of it when at Universal Studios because they were handing out free tickets. Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2015 12:26 AM (zt+N6) I'm glad you had a chance to see the Roller Derby before you died.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 07:45 PM (sdi6R)

330 Oh, and Quentin Tarantino's only upset because he thinks he has exclusive rights to the N word.

Posted by: Oschisms at October 30, 2015 07:46 PM (ZsN9X)

331 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 12:25 AM (0yhH4) UAV-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (just the plane) UAS-Unmanned Aerial System (plane, launcher, controller) There are 5 groups of UAVs based on weight, altitude and speed. Then you have things like Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition (LMAM) like AeroVironment's Switchblade. Pretty fun system that packs a punch. Drone probably shouldn't have been used in the above article.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:46 PM (SCx0h)

332 My mama would not know a thing about bar fights, but I will say swinging a chair around seems kind of bulky. When things start looking dicey, I am a fan of the busted long neck.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:46 PM (JqEq4)

333 I remember several years ago reading part of an interview with an mma fighter about what to do in a bar fight. It may have been Randy Couture. But I remember the first bit of his advice: Don't get into a bar fight.

Posted by: buzzion at October 30, 2015 07:47 PM (zt+N6)

334 My Halloween indulgence: Listening to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, a prog rock musical version of the tale from '78. It was a fave as a kid and even now. Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at October 30, 2015 11:20 PM (m9V0o) Yeah. That was quite well done. And Richard Burton as narrator didn't hurt one bit, either. Really gave it the old H.G. Wells atmosphere.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 07:47 PM (0yhH4)

335 The F4 was louder. Believe me. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 12:42 AM (hVdx9) Oh God yes they are. Had to stop talking on the phone in Misawa when the Japanese would launch them.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2015 07:47 PM (SCx0h)

336 >>>I have seen where motorcycles have a little motor the flips the plate inward so the number cannot be captured.
Would love to see one for cars that flips it down.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 12:44 AM (hVdx9)<<<



Pfft. Child's play. And put that down... that's not a gadget, that's my lunch.

Posted by: Q at October 30, 2015 07:49 PM (lqmAz)

337 Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 31, 2015 12:44 AM (on01m) Well, the thing is, he may not have been mistreated on the day animal control was there. I will also say that being tied to a tree is not the worst thing that can happen to a dog. But from what I've read, I don't get a good feeling about Mr Officer Sir having Howard.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:50 PM (JqEq4)

338 rickl. The Angels flew the A-4 as an "economizing" measure, in the aftermath of the late '70s "fuel crisis". No afterburner on the A-4. No smokin' J-79s shaking the tarmac, either. The thrill was gone. Of course, the F/A-18 is a vast improvement over the A-4, but I do believe that those old Phantoms gave the best air shows, ever. Same for the USAF Thunderbirds. They flew the Phantoms for a while, to great effect. And as much as total Blue Angels fan as I am, I must say that the USAF T-Birds are giving a better, ballsier show in the their F-16s, these days. The Solo Act F-16 will "tail walk" a Viper down the runway at stage-one afterburner, at about 40 knots over the ground, showing something like a 70 degree angle of attack. And then just roll the throttle up to Stage Four, and vertically accelerate to about fifteen thousand feet AGL. The Hornet might be able to do that, but the USN won't let the Angels or Marines attempt the maneuver, anymore. Not after a couple of fatal accidents involving the same flight evolution. But the Blue Angels in the Phantom..... very nearly aerobatic porn in tight formation. What they did in the mid-'70s would be entirely verboten under today's safety rules. Dear Lord, did they ever put on a show back in the day. I'm glad I got to see it, once. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 07:50 PM (McRlu)

339 Tammy! How are you, dear?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 07:50 PM (fC9RO)

340 The deputy got Howard in 2/14, and Alex has been attempting to get him back for close to a year. If you think the Army helps handlers try to get their dogs, you should read the story of Brent Grommet. He was actually threatened, when he tried to find his dog, Matty, who was also in this group. There is no legal way that Fuller can "own" Howard because of the adoption process of MWD's. Fuller has this nasty habit, along with his multiple-felony class-act sisters, of posting on the BHH with taunts of "you will never get Howard." I suggest you google Bring Howard Home, look at the fb pages and the pictures of Howard, and, then, determine if a decorated military war dog is being honored in his new "home" or not. Howard is an un-neutered, pit bull, former bomb-sniffing, status symbol and that is what this "playa" wanted, imo.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 07:52 PM (QZdJj)

341 I would like to clarify that I have never been in a bar fight. I have barely even been in a bar. I have, however, been in some tacky, tacky bowling alleys where untoward things happened.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:52 PM (JqEq4)

342 I have been fortunate to see the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. If they do not quicken your pulse you are either mostly dead, or completely dead.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 07:53 PM (hVdx9)

343 Alex! I am well, thank you. Yourself? Would you know anything about the ins and outs of bomb sniffing dogs once they're back stateside, perchance?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:54 PM (JqEq4)

344 "In 2/14, Army pushed the adoption of 273 dogs, including Howard, within 2 weeks, apparently ignoring the law (HR 5314) and the adoption papers filed by former handlers."

Something has to be going on inside of Big Army, because this is just the latest in a long string of facially illegal MWD outplacements by them.

Looks like it's time to make some flag ranks sweat under the hot lights of a pissed-off Congressional committee to get them to do the things that they ought by rights to have done in the first place.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 07:54 PM (noWW6)

345 Nah, I prefer Julie Newmar. I never "got" Eartha Kitt. Also, *clink*. Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 11:57 PM (sdi6R) Eartha Kitt recorded a number of songs that were heavy on the old double entendre. She had the sexy voice thing down to a science. She was wonderful to listen to, though I think she was damn near a flat-out Communist. Look on Youtube for her song "Santa Baby". It is a hoot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 07:55 PM (0yhH4)

346 Night three is now half over. Managed to finish drilling surface hole an hour ago.

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 30, 2015 07:55 PM (rtYs7)

347 I have, however, been in some tacky, tacky bowling alleys where untoward things happened. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 12:52 AM (JqEq4) Did someone refuse to mark a foul down? *cocks gun*

Posted by: Walter Sobchek at October 30, 2015 07:56 PM (zt+N6)

348 I would like to clarify that I have never been in a bar fight. I have barely even been in a bar. I have, however, been in some tacky, tacky bowling alleys where untoward things happened. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 12:52 AM (JqEq4) sure you were never in a bar fight, however, I am sure you started more than one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 30, 2015 07:56 PM (vb33c)

349 I think the F4 is the loudest plane I have ever heard. The A6 was pretty loud too.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 30, 2015 07:57 PM (dULJN)

350 Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 12:52 AM (QZdJj) This is really bothering me. We need someone to intervene here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:57 PM (JqEq4)

351 Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 12:54 AM (noWW6) I hope this happens. Because there are so many dogs that went out the door that day (it lasted from 8-8, 10Feb2014), one has to think that Matty and Howard were just two of many that had adoption papers filed, but ignored.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 07:58 PM (QZdJj)

352 I am what is called a happy drunk; as in i am quite happy to be drinking. So no bar fights for me. If I picked up a chair and tried to swing it I'd be the one laughing the loudest. Bowling and drinking is even better!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 07:58 PM (GzDYP)

353 Feeling a bit better about humanity tonight. Have an atheist friend at Twitter... who right now is *bashing the brains in* of another "atheist," who has made it obvious (a) he really *does* actually believe in God, (b) he just has an absolute stupid ignorant cartoon belief in what Christianity is, namely that God is Big Mean Psycho Daddy In The Sky, and (b) is just another anti-Christian bigot. She's doing a fantastic job defending Christianity from this moron's delusions of what we believe. I even just thanked her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 07:59 PM (ntObR)

354 Before I go, since no one, or approximately no one, gets this s**t, may I respectfully rmind my fellow morons of the upcoming birthday on 10 November of the USMC at Tun's Tavern. The celebration is a wonderful highlight of your year, since you are alive. If you are alive, a Marine probably stopped a bullet for you. The "gratitude Attitude" is the best one for humans, studies prove. Have some roast beef (grass fed for best flavor and health), some green beans, some chocolate cake, and some punch. My favorite punch recipe? A dense tea of "Jamaica" or hibiscus petals (available in your local WalMart in the Hispanic foods section, spice area), chilled; pomegranate juice; rum. I personally like a Barbados rum that has spent a little time in the cask to acquire an amber color. If you have the means, an aged Jamaican rum will be delicious. The alarmingly spelled Mount Gay (pronounced "mung-gee" where it's made) may be the best match. I have not tried this with an "agricole" rum, but I suspect you may want to increase the proportion of Jamaica tea (chilled) to make this concoction especially delicious. I'm just about to try it. So, celebrate our Corps. Live long, unless you fuck it up. Have many children. He who finishes with the most grandchildren wins.

Posted by: king of hearts-like at October 30, 2015 07:59 PM (YyXxw)

355 ok back from the store.
and because of you all, I was compelled to get a Butterfinger candy bar
but I forgot how badly those stick to your teeth

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 07:59 PM (uZNvH)

356 Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 12:54 AM (noWW6) Where the hell are the whack job animal rights activists when you need them??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 07:59 PM (JqEq4)

357 If I recall correctly, the F-4 holds the record for the loudest fighter ever produced. I remember when the Blue Angels flew them and the noise made them quite the crowd pleaser.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at October 30, 2015 08:00 PM (bv/SG)

358 Posted by: king of hearts-like at October 31, 2015 12:59 AM (YyXxw) You were posting last week or so under a different nic, weren't ya? God bless ya! I have to say, I didn't exactly understand your earlier post about female selective mating, or whatever it was.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:01 PM (JqEq4)

359 Dressing as Malcolm Reynolds.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 30, 2015 08:01 PM (cioE5)

360 Tammy! I'm doing well. I don't know anything about military working dogs, unfortunately.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 08:02 PM (fC9RO)

361 ODM @ 311 Yes, I know the wood needs to season in order to burn. Seasoned wood would be more valuable, I'm sure. I just can't stand the thought of it going to the dump, and I imagine big firewood outfits don't want to come pick up one or two trees at a time. I just started working with a guy that moved in next door. Now that he has an acre, he may want to store it out back to season and sell. Split it if/when work slows down - who knows? I was just thinking of CDR M because I knew we were in his neighborhood. Now I'm think of a way to make a few dollars... Anyway, how have you been? Ready for ghosts and goblins?

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 08:02 PM (/QyKy)

362 "Night three is now half over. Managed to finish drilling surface hole an hour ago."

Thanks to you and Alberta for setting me straight on my steam extraction acronyms on the ONT recently. Now I've got something new with which to baffle the other patrons in the bar.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 08:02 PM (noWW6)

363 "Before I go, since no one, or approximately no one, gets this s**t, may I respectfully rmind my fellow morons of the upcoming birthday on 10 November of the USMC at Tun's Tavern."

In the Old Corps, they bought us *two* drinks.

Posted by: Just The Punchline at October 30, 2015 08:04 PM (noWW6)

364 Posted by: yankeefifth at October 31, 2015 12:56 AM (vb33c) Sadly, no. I am not a bar person. If you don't count people defending me from pervs, I haven't ever really been fought over. Not exactly. It's a very lowering thought, really, especially for a redneck girl like myself.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:04 PM (JqEq4)

365 345 Eartha Kitt recorded a number of songs that were heavy on the old double entendre. She had the sexy voice thing down to a science. She was wonderful to listen to, though I think she was damn near a flat-out Communist. Look on Youtube for her song "Santa Baby". It is a hoot. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 12:55 AM (0yhH4) Yes, I know. I never thought she was very attractive, though.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 08:05 PM (sdi6R)

366 355 ok back from the store. and because of you all, I was compelled to get a Butterfinger candy bar but I forgot how badly those stick to your teeth That just makes the delicious flavor long lasting!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 08:06 PM (GzDYP)

367 Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 31, 2015 01:02 AM (fC9RO) Oh well..you know about other important things! Collarbones and such... I must surely know someone who knows someone in this part of the Army. What is SBI, ever?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:06 PM (JqEq4)

368 Not only do the millenials score at or near the bottom in core subjects, they have little or no common sense or work ethic.

Posted by: Hank at October 30, 2015 08:06 PM (V9g65)

369 Butterfingers are so good, they're bound to be made illegal someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 08:07 PM (ntObR)

370 Night three is now half over. Managed to finish drilling surface hole an hour ago. Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 12:55 AM (rtYs7) Good! Now to get surface casing in the ground, and cement pumped, right? Are you a drilling supe/engineer, or drilling consultant/company man? (different terms, depending upon region). Me, I am a wellsite geologist, when I am working. Keep it turning to the right!!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:07 PM (0yhH4)

371 Is it an Army thing, or DoD in general?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:08 PM (JqEq4)

372 Not only do the millenials score at or near the bottom in core subjects, they have little or no common sense or work ethic. Posted by: Hank The wave of the future.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 30, 2015 08:09 PM (FkBIv)

373 But the Blue Angels in the Phantom..... very nearly aerobatic porn in tight formation. What they did in the mid-'70s would be entirely verboten under today's safety rules. Dear Lord, did they ever put on a show back in the day. I'm glad I got to see it, once. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX ------------------- Had the pleasure of watching them from the roof of a Navy housing duplex in the 70s. Those little "houses" were maybe 10' tall, with flat roofs. We felt like we could touch them as they flew Right. Over. Our. Heads. I swear, we had to lie down they flew so low. You could feel them, then a second later, hear them. Very cool for a ten, eleven year old.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 08:09 PM (/QyKy)

374 I was once out and biking about when an F4 flew low and slow over me. I thought I was experiencing an earthquake or something. I felt the rumbling thru my entire body and the roar was all I could hear. It wasn't until it got out in front of me a bit where I could see it that I put two and two together.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 08:10 PM (hVdx9)

375 Yes, I know. I never thought she was very attractive, though. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 01:05 AM (sdi6R) Well, a woman who is a 6, but who has a seductive voice and a sexy demeanor is a lot hotter than a 10 who acts like an iceberg.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:10 PM (0yhH4)

376 AOP, right on. Don't forget that a 6 or 7 who appreciates your company can also be quite hot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 08:11 PM (ntObR)

377 I saw the Blue Angels once in Miramar or wherever it is near San Diego and it was amazing and awe-inspring and I had a great time til I passed out on the tarmac from the heat.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:12 PM (JqEq4)

378 Not only do the millenials score at or near the bottom in core subjects, they have little or no common sense or work ethic. Posted by: Hank **** There are two types I have noticed where I work. Shining stars (the exception), or shallow sh*ts (quite common). Not sure if it is due to age or what. I pray the lousy ones will grow up, but they have been rewarded for staying children for so long, my hope dims.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 08:13 PM (hVdx9)

379 I was once out and biking about when an F4 flew low and slow over me. I thought I was experiencing an earthquake or something. I felt the rumbling thru my entire body and the roar was all I could hear. It wasn't until it got out in front of me a bit where I could see it that I put two and two together. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 01:10 AM (hVdx9) F4 was the Phantom, right? I don't recollect seeing/hearing any of them up close, but I did on several occasions see the old CF104 Starfighters before Canada replaced them with the CF18. 104's were loud. And fast. With little tiny wings; a missile with a man in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:14 PM (0yhH4)

380 F4 was the Phantom, right? I don't recollect seeing/hearing any of them up close, but I did on several occasions see the old CF104 Starfighters before Canada replaced them with the CF18. 104's were loud. And fast. With little tiny wings; a missile with a man in it. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon **** Yes, F4 = Phantom. IIRC those 104s were known to be "hot" as in fast. I thought the same thing as you. A missile with a pilot.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 08:17 PM (hVdx9)

381 I would have to agree about the general listlessness of millennials nowadays.  Just in my classes I have to push them and push them just to do practice problems in the text in order to learn the material.  When I was in school, I didn't need pushing to practice, I did it on my own because I actually wanted to learn chemistry.  For these people, they expect it to be handed to them.  It's frustrating.

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:17 PM (uZNvH)

382 Don't forget that a 6 or 7 who appreciates your company can also be quite hot. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 01:11 AM (ntObR) Or even lie about it convincingly. heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:18 PM (0yhH4)

383 For these people, they expect it to be handed to them. It's frustrating. Posted by: chemjeff - go royals **** Don't get me started. I have to manage them. It's like herding cats. God forbid you don't constantly fluff their delicate egos and give them honest feedback.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 30, 2015 08:19 PM (hVdx9)

384 371 I think it has a lot to do with the designation of the dogs being bomb-sniffing (TEDD) dogs. I have been reading some posts from people who are working their butts off to get these two war veterans back together and it seems that there is a LOT of prejudice/snobbery concerning MWD's. Seems insane to me, since any dog that saves just ONE life is a hero and deserves dog cookies and belly rubs. One of the things most telling about the deputy was his claim that having a dog slept with you is nasty (he, of course, made "nasty" all caps) and no one should ever have a dog in their bed because they were dirty animals. I'm sure Howard feels the same about him.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 08:19 PM (QZdJj)

385 373 Had the pleasure of watching them from the roof of a Navy housing duplex in the 70s. Those little "houses" were maybe 10' tall, with flat roofs. We felt like we could touch them as they flew Right. Over. Our. Heads. I swear, we had to lie down they flew so low. You could feel them, then a second later, hear them. Very cool for a ten, eleven year old. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 01:09 AM (/QyKy) The (now closed) Naval Air Station a couple of miles from my house used to have air shows every year. They were on a weekend and we used to go there one day, and watch it from our front yard the other. I remember climbing a ladder and lying on the roof to watch them. And yes, they seemed close enough to touch.

Posted by: rickl at October 30, 2015 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

386 When I was in school, I didn't need pushing to practice, I did it on my own because I actually wanted to learn chemistry But I bet there were plenty of slackers in your class. I do think millennials have been babied and mollycoddled and are unprepared for real life, but I also know we're all getting old and get-off-my-lawnish, too! I mean, isn't Socrates on record pissing and moaning about the youth of his day?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:20 PM (JqEq4)

387 "But the Blue Angels in the Phantom....."

The Phantom, brilliant design and awesome jet though it was in many ways, was not a champ for outward visibility on the part of the pilot. The assumption was of a radar-controlled long range missile fight. Why worry about seeing anything other than instruments and screens?

Vietnam-era naval and Marine aviators complained a lot about this not well thought through layout. Note that follow-on US fighter designs had bigger canopies and seated the pilot higher for an improved view.

This probably didn't matter too much for the main body of the Angels' flight in the F-4 era, but for numbers five and six, flying their rejoin profiles while not being able to see very well in certain directions must not have been much fun.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 08:20 PM (noWW6)

388 All the way through 11th grade, those were the days for me. I could usually finish my homework *in class.* So I almost never had to actually do it at home.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 08:21 PM (ntObR)

389 DH and I are going to a Halloween party. I'm going as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and he is a ref. Yes I have the white cowboy boots :-)

Posted by: Sunny at October 30, 2015 08:21 PM (Xnxty)

390 My beautiful and witty ex-wife, of impeccable lineage, and I were walking over the Houseforts ruins near Hadrian's Wall when a Tornado buzzed us at about 7' above the terrain. Not supersonic, but the Doppler did f**k us up. Her dad relieved McAuliffe at Bastogne, so she was a cool customer, but she was shaken, too. A couple minutes later, after I ruled out the personal possibility (this was Her Majesty's air warrior in defense of the Realm), I though, "Fuck, yeah! Get some!" The normal reaction, if a bit retarded in my case.

Posted by: holy mendicant wannabe at October 30, 2015 08:23 PM (YyXxw)

391 Not only do the millenials score at or near the bottom in core subjects, they have little or no common sense or work ethic. Which illustrates my point, we need more immigrants.

Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 30, 2015 08:24 PM (ztOda)

392 "When I was in school, I didn't need pushing to practice, I did it on my own because I actually wanted to learn chemistry. For these people, they expect it to be handed to them."

An old and apposite quote: "There is no royal road to geometry."

Nor chemistry.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 08:24 PM (noWW6)

393 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 01:07 AM (0yhH4) Drilling Engineer. The company I work for just had a big round of "voluntary" early retirement. It really hit our operations in the middle east so they took our most experienced foremen off of our rig in West Texas and sent them overseas. And instead of hiring consultants to backfill those positions they're rotating engineers from the office as night foremen. 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 2 weeks in the office. Not the worst gig in the world.

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 30, 2015 08:25 PM (rtYs7)

394 I have the pleasure of watching the Blue Angels most years from a boat in S.F. Bay. They fly right overhead. When I was a kid, my dad was stationed at Hamilton A.F.B. In 1964 the Thunderbirds were putting on a show for Armed Forces Day and the day before the show they were doing practice runs. We lived in base housing, on a hill that overlooked the runway. I was mowing the lawn, watching them practice when one of the F-105B aircraft just disintegrated. I saw a chute and was hoping the pilot was able to eject, but it was the drag chute. It was a tragic day.

Posted by: Hank at October 30, 2015 08:26 PM (V9g65)

395 Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 01:19 AM (QZdJj) Well, in his defense, my Daddy felt the same way. He loved dogs, but he didn't want them in the house. Some Southerners are very put off by animals inside and most black folks I know don't like it either. I bet if the handler told the guy he was done trying to get Howard back, the dude would be begging him to take him in a month. He probably enjoys the aspect of keeping Howard from him and all the attention he's getting.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:27 PM (JqEq4)

396 AOP. The '104 used a version of the same J-79 that powered the Phantom. So, loud, yes. And would out accelerate everything but a guided missile in those days, too. The Phantom was faster, at Mach 2.2 But the F-104 could hit Mach 1 faster than anything else flying at the time, and for decades after, too. Hmmm..... put some Mach compatible airfoils on a B-52, hang eight J-79s under the wings.... Any 'ettes at that airshow would go home rather satisfied, I'd imagine? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 08:27 PM (McRlu)

397 Posted by: holy mendicant wannabe at October 31, 2015 01:23 AM (YyXxw) Great story, well told!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:28 PM (JqEq4)

398 Holloweenie costume will be a Washington State safety jersey with McCaffrey footprints running south-north. If we run 125 offensive plays we have a chance. Damn you Leland Stanford and your 1%er endowment! Land Grant universities matter! No upset no justice! No upset no justice! No upset no justice!

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at October 30, 2015 08:29 PM (uPxUo)

399 One of the things most telling about the deputy was his claim that having a dog slept with you is nasty (he, of course, made "nasty" all caps) and no one should ever have a dog in their bed because they were dirty animals. I'm sure Howard feels the same about him. Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 01:19 AM (QZdJj) I don't think you are doing your cause any good by casting aspersions against the deputy who wound up in possession of the dog. The crux of your complaint is that the Army screwed up by adopting dogs out, and not giving their in-theater handlers right of first refusal to adopt them upon return to civvy life, right? Then why muddy the waters by throwing mud at the individuals who did adopt those dogs? Maybe they weren't aware that there were any prior claims on the animals. If the whole policy is reversed now, maybe many innocent people who adopted dogs in good faith will get pets taken from them. There is no easy answer for this. Sometimes, there is no way to undo a bad decision, without hurting even more people. Like TR says, sure sounds like a "he said/she said" situation to me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:29 PM (0yhH4)

400 389 DH and I are going to a Halloween party. I'm going as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and he is a ref.

Yes I have the white cowboy boots :-)

Posted by: Sunny at October 31, 2015 01:21 AM (Xnxty)


You know the rules.... pics.....

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:30 PM (uZNvH)

401 BREAKING NEWS: For the first time ever, an *early winner* has been announced in the World Series. Turns out it's... Hillary Clinton. Hey wait, what??!!????!!??

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 08:30 PM (ntObR)

402 Tammy, oh of course there were slackers in my classes, I was at times a slacker too, but I also knew what I had to do in order to get good grades, even if I didn't already do it.  these kids now, I don't know.

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:31 PM (uZNvH)

403 Which illustrates my point, we need more immigrants. Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 31, 2015 01:24 AM (ztOda) Just enough truth in that to make the argument, I fear. I mean, I don't believe it really, but there's probably a small grain of truth in it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:31 PM (JqEq4)

404 er, even if I didn't *always* do it

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:32 PM (uZNvH)

405 No costume party this year but, last year went as Mother Theresa Bin Laden.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at October 30, 2015 08:32 PM (GO8JZ)

406 Drilling Engineer. The company I work for just had a big round of "voluntary" early retirement. It really hit our operations in the middle east so they took our most experienced foremen off of our rig in West Texas and sent them overseas. And instead of hiring consultants to backfill those positions they're rotating engineers from the office as night foremen. 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 2 weeks in the office. Not the worst gig in the world. Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 01:25 AM (rtYs7) Well, keep on keeping on! Glad to hear that you are in work. Layoffs have been fierce here in Alberta. I am supposed to get another well around the end of November; beyond that, who knows?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:33 PM (0yhH4)

407 I have several friends who went to WA State and are proud coogs. I'm looking forward to seeing Stanford curb their enthusiasm.

Posted by: Hank at October 30, 2015 08:34 PM (V9g65)

408 Like TR says, sure sounds like a "he said/she said" situation to me. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 01:29 AM (0yhH4) It does til you see the pics of him muzzled and all their snotty comments. I don't think the mud that has been slung at him is made up dirt. He came right out in the article and said he'd give the dog up if everyone who liked the BHH FB page gave him 10 dollars. I'm sure if there were one iota of evidence that the dog was abused, animal control would have taken him. Problem is, there doesn't seem to be any, and being an asshole isn't illegal.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:38 PM (JqEq4)

409 Anyway, I'm going to go to bed, and maybe tomorrow I'll think of something helpful got Howard. Night, all!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 30, 2015 08:40 PM (JqEq4)

410 Calling it a night all. Thanks for the great chat and happy Halloween weekend!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 30, 2015 08:40 PM (ntObR)

411 Hank, I saw some USAF ANG '105s flying in 1976, out of Kelly AFB, TX. Single stage afterburner, either OFF or ON, with no stages. Louder than a Phantom. But also, the worst choice the USAF could ever use for a Thunderbird plane. It was optimized for high speed, low altitude penetration bomb runs. As for yanking and banking? Notsomuchguido. Frankly, it was the FB-111 of it's day. It's an ENORMOUS aircraft. With iddy biddy teeny tiny wings. It preceded the Wham-O Lawn Dart kid's toy by a decade or so, or that's the name it would've earned. Even the wings looked strangely similar in plan form. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 08:41 PM (McRlu)

412 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 01:29 AM (0yhH4) For me, muzzling a crated dog, with another smaller dog in the same crate (and, yes, there are pictures), while the family members post all their "lol" comments on fb, complete with 15 likes, memorializing their disrespect of Howard, speaks volumes of who this "playa" (his reference to himself) is. YMMV, of course. The Army screwed up, but this is someone who should never have a dog, especially not a decorated war-hero like Howard. And, sorry you believe I voiced my dislike too vociferously. I just happen to love and respect animals and cannot tolerate abuse.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 08:42 PM (QZdJj)

413 Chemistry? Idiot HS instructor makes serious mistake. "5 students, 1 teacher injured in Virginia high school chemistry lab fire" http://tinyurl.com/qdftr5m I will add that a grad student student fomented an explosion in my lab once, inside a hood.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 08:42 PM (9mTYi)

414 I moved my oldest to San Diego at 3 yrs. old in 1988. The blue Angels buzzed our house and we went running out front like everyone else on the block to watch them practice for the upcoming show. I swear, we could see their helmets! Took him every year to broil on that tarmac and get chills watching that show, but he'll tell you the best was laying on the roof while they flew over.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 08:42 PM (GzDYP)

415 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 01:42 AM (9mTYi)

See, you're supposed to blow shit up in chemistry lab, because that is how you get people hooked on chemistry, but you have to do it safely, not spray people in the face with flaming chemicals.  Ugh.

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:45 PM (uZNvH)

416 Well I'm gonna do some reading then go to bed, good night all

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 30, 2015 08:49 PM (uZNvH)

417 For me, muzzling a crated dog, with another smaller dog in the same crate (and, yes, there are pictures), while the family members post all their "lol" comments on fb, complete with 15 likes, memorializing their disrespect of Howard, speaks volumes of who this "playa" (his reference to himself) is. YMMV, of course. The Army screwed up, but this is someone who should never have a dog, especially not a decorated war-hero like Howard. And, sorry you believe I voiced my dislike too vociferously. I just happen to love and respect animals and cannot tolerate abuse. Posted by: Ever at October 31, 2015 01:42 AM (QZdJj) Look, I think you have the right of this, but concentrate on the wrongness of the procedure, not on the assholitude of the adopter. Because if you make it a battle of personalities, then, to the other side, you are the asshole. And to a disinterested third party, it's just two assholes arguing over a dog. And I love animals, too. My dog is asleep on the floor, not 2 yards from my chair. Tactics. It's all about tactics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:50 PM (0yhH4)

418 408 I'm sure if there were one iota of evidence that the dog was abused, animal control would have taken him. Problem is, there doesn't seem to be any, and being an asshole isn't illegal. I think one problem with relying on animal control to ensure there was no abuse is that when this was investigated Fuller was still a county deputy. I wonder if there is not more lee-way automatically given to your fellow county officials? Too, this is a dog-fighting area, so they might just look for physical injury and ignore anything less. I am sure they have a very difficult job. Thanks, Tammy, for thinking of Howard. Just want him to be a happy dog and don't think that is possible without Alex in his life.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 08:51 PM (QZdJj)

419 See, you're supposed to blow shit up in chemistry lab, because that is how you get people hooked on chemistry, but you have to do it safely, not spray people in the face with flaming chemicals. Ugh. Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 01:45 AM (uZNvH) Things that go Bang! and make smoke. What's not to like?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 08:52 PM (0yhH4)

420 AOP - Spied a 914-6 today. Snapped some pics. I think those were actually badged as Porsches in Germany, as opposed to VW. http://tinyurl.com/ozxpfov http://tinyurl.com/nal9wy9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 08:52 PM (9mTYi)

421 Chemistry? Idiot HS instructor makes serious mistake. "5 students, 1 teacher injured in Virginia high school chemistry lab fire" http://tinyurl.com/qdftr5m I will add that a grad student student fomented an explosion in my lab once, inside a hood. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 01:42 AM (9mTYi) Pffft. If you've never had to deal with explosions... you aren't a real chemist...

Posted by: The Explody Hat at October 30, 2015 08:52 PM (vBeA5)

422 Things that go Bang! and make smoke. What's not to like? Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon --------------- Glass fragments in the eyes, disfiguring burns. Minor stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 08:53 PM (9mTYi)

423 "... being an asshole isn't illegal."

More's the pity.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 08:53 PM (noWW6)

424 Great. The brother of my daughter's friend came to pick up his sister because this is the only house he knows to come to, but not only is she not here, they don't really hang together anymore. Seems she has new friends that the family doesn't know, nor does my daughter so she doesn't know how to help. High school football game ended many hours ago.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 08:54 PM (GzDYP)

425

All the Blue Angels talk, as noted a few months back I now skip the big show at Miramar (used to volunteer at it) and instead go to their first annual show in early March out in El Centro (the Angels' winter training home).  Nice little old-fashioned, tiny air base, just drive right in (the Miramar show's 3 days make it the largest event, by attendance, on the west coast - at least that recently was the case).

 

Friend lives just west of the base, usually has a nice outdoor party on his huge deck out back - No. 5 or No. 6 (the two planes that fly mostly apart from the diamond) fly right over his house - you *can* see their helmets some times.  So that covers the Miramar show for me now.

 

At El Centro you're actually closer to the flight line than at Miramar, and of course small crowd, small place, easy.   Of course there are fewer static displays and fewer aircraft aloft, but still a solid show.  And you get foreign military there you never see at Miramar.  Luftwaffe from Holloman, Dutch/other Euro F-16s from Luke, and British Apache helicopter crews who do desert and live-fire practice in AZ. 

 

Recall very clearly the Blues in their F-4s.  We'd go to the Miramar show every year.  I still have the programs from all those shows in a box. 

Posted by: rhomboid at October 30, 2015 08:55 PM (QDnY+)

426 "... being an asshole isn't illegal." More's the pity. Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 01:53 AM (noWW6) A little mood music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgpZ0fUixs

Posted by: The Moody Hat at October 30, 2015 08:55 PM (vBeA5)

427 As one of the lucky recipients of a Gilbert Chemistry set, I can say that a boy's first urge is to do things that are viscerally exciting. Those things generally involve smoke, fire, bad smells, burn marks, and loud noises. It's just the nature of the beast. I suppose I should also mention indelible stains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 08:56 PM (9mTYi)

428 ODM - Not good to hear.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 08:58 PM (9mTYi)

429 Best airshow moment for ME, ever. I had the New Dawn at her final berth, at Payco Marina, Slip J-8, in Galveston, TX. Was still living aboard at the time. There was a Wings Over Texas air show at Sholes Field, the big airport at Galveston. They used to fly B-17s & B-24s out on Naval Patrols from there in WW-II..... not a pumpkin patch of an airport. Anyway. The airshow was underway, and a USAF F-15-C was absolutely beating up the field, putting on one of the most aggressive solo-act air shows that I've ever had the pleasure to see. So, I go and hank-on the boat's 24"x 36" American Flag, and run it up the Mainmast Halyard, instead of the mere 4 ft. taffrail pole. My boat was berthed maybe one mile to the North of the runway threshold. The Eagle pilot very obviously saw me hoist the flag, and saluted the boat. He made a VERY tight 8 or 9 g turn, and flew in at less than 100 ft. AGL, and was very easily near the Mach on the approach. And then stood the Eagle on it's tail, RIGHT OVER MY FUCKING BOAT, lit the burners and went straight up into the sky, with a full wing-waggle up to over 10k AGL.. And then came down in a dive, pulled up again, right over the boat, and gave the same wing-waggle as before, in salute. I was screaming. I was HOWLING. I was crying tears of pure adrenaline and joy. He'd put on a solitary, one man air show, for a solitary, one man salute from a thirty foot sloop. Y'all ain't gonna fuckin' beat that one, and you never will, not in my books. I love me some Blue Angles and Thunderbirds. But I'll buy that Eagle pilot a bottle of whatever he wants, if ever I can find out who he was. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 08:58 PM (McRlu)

430

oops, confusing comment - my friend lives just west of Miramar, not El Centro, as my edit ended up implying.

 

It's also fun during the show if you're driving in areas close to the base aside from my friend's - north of it in Mira Mesa or south in Kearny Mesa - out of nowhere a blue F-18 comes screaming around doing a sharp turn, at very low altitude.   Only time you get to see anything like that any more in an inhabited/developed area.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at October 30, 2015 08:59 PM (QDnY+)

431 AOP - Spied a 914-6 today. Snapped some pics. I think those were actually badged as Porsches in Germany, as opposed to VW. http://tinyurl.com/ozxpfov http://tinyurl.com/nal9wy9 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 01:52 AM (9mTYi) I never really could love those things; kind of an ugly duckling, but that is sure one well-preserved example. To go from the sublime to the ridiculous, yesterday I dragged out an old 36 horse 1100 (?) cc VW engine that I had got in a lot of stuff bought a few years ago. It was stuck. So, with the aid of a floor jack, I raised it 15 inches off the ground, and then grabbed it and grunted, and heaved it up onto my welding table. Didn't bust anything in the gut or spine department, either! Pulled out the wrong spark plugs, shot some penetrating oil into the cylinders, and then bolted a steel bar to the flywheel so I could work it back and forth. What do you know? Inside of 10 minutes, I had it turning freely, and all its little valves go up and down, too, and have "some" clearance at the tappets. I'm going to see if I can make it bark tomorrow. Things that go Bang, and make smoke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 09:02 PM (0yhH4)

432 The chemistry fire took the media off of the story of 2 students planning to call in a bomb threat to our high school and lay in wait to shoot at people coming out. People are going crazy. Our kids are trying to figure out how to deal with that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 09:05 PM (GzDYP)

433 417 Tactics. It's all about tactics. You are right. I am just heart-broken that someone who needs and loves Howard (Alex has PTSD and is 80% disabled) is being kept from reuniting with him by a man who obviously has no idea what loving a dog entails.

Posted by: Ever at October 30, 2015 09:07 PM (QZdJj)

434 I had it turning freely, and all its little valves go up and down, too, and have "some" clearance at the tappets. I'm going to see if I can make it bark tomorrow. Things that go Bang, and make smoke. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ---------------------- I recall a story about a guy who bought a VW bus that had been used as a chicken coop for some years. Similar experience. He drove it home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 09:11 PM (9mTYi)

435 Waaay late. I am out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 09:11 PM (9mTYi)

436 The chemistry fire took the media off of the story of 2 students planning to call in a bomb threat to our high school and lay in wait to shoot at people coming out. People are going crazy. Our kids are trying to figure out how to deal with that. Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 31, 2015 02:05 AM (GzDYP) Maybe because kids today are so cosseted that they can't burn off their excess energy by doing stupid, but normally harmless, stuff because some ninny thinks they might get hurt? True story: When I was six years old, my Dad brought home an old Lauson one-cylinder engine. All apart, in a box. He said to me, "Here, it's yours. Put it together yourself. Don't hesitate to ask for help." So I did. Took me several days. "OK, Dad, got it all together. What are all these paper things?" "Those are gaskets, son. Help keep oil in, and dirt out. Get the picture?" So, took it all apart again, installed the gaskets. I'd been aware of the importance of the timing marks on the cam gears, so I didn't make that mistake. We nailed that old engine to a chopping block outside, and I tried to get it to run. I don't think I ever did, because the rings were so shot, it had next to no compression. It would bark and blow smoke, but couldn't make enough jam to keep itself turning. But I learned a lot. And one day, Dad came home, and just about laughed himself silly. Because me and my sister were taking turns hanging onto the spark plug wire, and enjoying the thrill of the electric shock as the other spun the engine with the starter rope. If kids did that today, cops would be called.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 09:17 PM (0yhH4)

437 AOP You, your Dad and your Sister are new heroes to me. My Dad used to get the same giggle, jolting me from the 6 volt system in his Nash Metropolitan. I think I was in the 2nd grade then. Clearly, chile aboose. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX p.s. hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 30, 2015 09:22 PM (McRlu)

438 Which illustrates my point, we need more immigrants. Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 31, 2015 01:24 AM (ztOda) Just enough truth in that to make the argument, I fear. I mean, I don't believe it really, but there's probably a small grain of truth in it. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor I've done the math, its the only way to save Social Security.

Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 30, 2015 09:24 PM (ztOda)

439 Alberta Oil Peon That is an awesome story! Can you imagine any kids today doing any of that? They seem to think that they are so smart that they don't need to know how to do anything like that. They'll just google it when they need it or just somehow get some schmuck to do it for them. It's all so beneath them. And they can get a parent arrested for trying to teach it to them.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 09:26 PM (GzDYP)

440 That is an awesome story! Can you imagine any kids today doing any of that? They seem to think that they are so smart that they don't need to know how to do anything like that. They'll just google it when they need it or just somehow get some schmuck to do it for them. It's all so beneath them. And they can get a parent arrested for trying to teach it to them. Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 31, 2015 02:26 AM (GzDYP) Thanks! Being physically and mentally able to do stuff is important. All the theory in the world doesn't teach you how to turn a nut with a wrench, without skinning your knuckles. You learn that by skinning a few knuckles, and finally, a light comes on.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 30, 2015 09:34 PM (0yhH4)

441 Some great Horde stories tonight, thanks for sharing. The collected experience of this place is just astonishing. Rhomboid, you still around? If so, is there a safe way I might email you?

Posted by: Piercello at October 30, 2015 09:43 PM (RXfvh)

442 Thanks! Being physically and mentally able to do stuff is important. All the theory in the world doesn't teach you how to turn a nut with a wrench, without skinning your knuckles. You learn that by skinning a few knuckles, and finally, a light comes on. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 02:34 AM (0yhH4) But they can find a how-to video on u-tube!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 30, 2015 09:46 PM (GzDYP)

443 One of my great 'toys' as a kid was a Model T spark coil. I still have it. One could conduct lots of interesting experiments with one of those. With that, I am off to bed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 30, 2015 09:48 PM (9mTYi)

444 297 274 Chi, I saw your earlier post. Don't need wood though but appreciate the thought. Beer? That's a different story! Posted by: CDR M ------------------- No problem, Commander. Hell - you come help me load it up & split it, I'll buy you all the beer you can drink for a month week. I don't even know what a cord of oak is worth, to be honest. I'm tempted to bring it home, split it here, then sell it. I'd have to invest in a Harbor Freight logsplitter, but it looks like I'll be doing tree work for the foreseeable future... If you hear of anyone that needs/wants it this weekend, say so tomorrow night. I'll be back there tomorrow to start another job next door. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 12:26 AM (/QyKy) Cord of red oak -- 4' x 8' x 4', cut, dried, split, and delivered, is about $170 in the Northeast. I've also heard $250 fall and winter, half that spring and summer.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 30, 2015 09:49 PM (EzgxV)

445 The budget deal/debt ceiling lift includes a reallocation of SS payroll taxes, diverting more to the Disability part. This has gone cash negative for some time, and even with the faux interest, it's way negative and burning the IOUs so fast it would be bust by the end of 2016.

   By law, that would mean benefit cuts automatically. So they just reallocated to, on paper, give more payroll money to the DI fund and kick it down the road. But this is at the expense of the Old Age/Survivors part, which brings it detonation closer.

   I hope you all understand that when this all blows up, it's gonna be spectacular.  Nobody has the balls to do what is necessary to pull out of the death spiral we're in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 30, 2015 09:54 PM (dvuhZ)

446 Hey, cooth. How's things? Did you read as far as #321 yet? I'm just thinking out loud...

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 10:03 PM (/QyKy)

447 446 Hey, cooth. How's things? Did you read as far as #321 yet? I'm just thinking out loud... Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 03:03 AM (/QyKy) Well, I did now.... My uncle seasons firewood on his five acre place in Knoxville. He repurposed one of his outbuildings and has wood stacked crossways. Most of his is green garbage wood, so he seasons it for a year for every inch thick it is -- that's probably way longer than is needed for good oak. Also remember that using a power log splitter is one of those things that is sooooooo boring and monotonous in the middle of the bell curve, but can be soooooo nasty, dangerous, and unpredictable out on the tails. It's quite tempting to say, "I've only got a little -- and the safety gear is way over there -- and I've done it thousands of times with no problem."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 30, 2015 10:17 PM (EzgxV)

448 Night all.

AoP good luck, sounds fun.  If its a 36HP, then a 1200cc.  Though there is the 40HP flavour 1200cc with the 77mm pistons and 20mm wrist pins.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 30, 2015 10:20 PM (fD00r)

449 Night all. Here is "The Unknown Knows" by Voidvod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2QeFd7M0mk

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 30, 2015 10:50 PM (vBeA5)

450 G'night, Anna. Cooth, like I said, I'm kinda thinking out loud. I just see the possibility for a few extra dollars, y'know? I could use them. I don't even know if this will work out - i just met the guy & barely have a few days working with him. And the money is solid so far (this from the Moron that got taken for $3k by the last two contractors i worked for!) Besides, at almost 50, I don't know how much tree work I can do. It's certainly the most physically demanding work I've done in, well, forever? Remembering some old skills, learning new ones... I'll find out more over the next few jobs. And tomorrow night. He seems impressed with me, I'm impressed so far. His current "right hand man" is a boob. 20 years exp & can barely tie a proper knot, much less knows any rigging or the proper way to figure out what tree to use as an anchor... We plan on spending tomorrow night in the backyard with drinks and a bonfire, and I'll get a better feel. As to the logsplitter, if I can make a dollar off a season or two, then sell the thing, I'd be happy.

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 10:53 PM (/QyKy)

451

good morning cool folks of the HQ. It`s always a treat to read about yalls' experiences in different things. Jim´s bit about the F15 over his boat is absolutely kick ass.

On another topic: anybody eat some good food lately? I´m fucking starving to death over here.

Posted by: fastfreefall at October 30, 2015 11:27 PM (KvVk3)

452 I had some lovely gyros in Metaxa sauce last night in Etching...

Posted by: HR's stupid tablet at October 30, 2015 11:30 PM (vn2q2)

453 451 Found a really good seafood restaurant last week. Had the grouper plate - to die for.

Posted by: Panhandler at October 30, 2015 11:54 PM (si1cb)

454 I would take a whipping on  my bare ass with a wet leather belt for some gyros right about now.

Posted by: fastfreefall at October 31, 2015 12:07 AM (KvVk3)

455 Fine denizens of this Blogge, I and England are forever in your debt. Were it not for my regular perusal of your scribblings here, it never would have occurred to me how the dastardly Duchess of Dunham was able to utilize her own sister as the vessel by which to smuggle the Crown Jewels out of Buckingham Palace. Fiendishly clever! The Queens one regret is the lingering bouquet that continues to attach itself to the items in question.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at October 31, 2015 12:09 AM (jRs7b)

456 fff, was talking to a bartender last week about pizza. Turns out it's easy to make a pretty darn good pizza on your own Mine was pretty good, for a first try. You get a thing of raw dough from a local pizzeria (yess, they'll sell it to you). Hold it in both hands, let it hang down and rotate it from hand to hand, until it is fairly thin & lay it on the baking pan. Use a rolling pin to get out the air bubbles. Add toppings. Preheat to 500 degrees. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Simple. No more frustration at the smaller and smaller amounts of cheese they've been putting on pizzas as Obama's wreckovery has done its work. My favorite: bacon, asparagus, red onion pizza.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 12:25 AM (jRs7b)

457 There's a suggestion for Charlie Brown's gun control: homemade pizza thrad.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 12:31 AM (jRs7b)

458 We have been making our own pizza mostly for years. There are lots of dough recipes my favorite has lager beer in it for flavor. Use plain cause, spaghetti sauce makes it taste like spaghetti. Pizza stone helps get it hotter faster and one difference between commercial and home Is you can't get it as hot as they do. Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 12:51 AM (gE2Li)

459 It's late at night, time to start rockin' -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTZYzfTvZ1I

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

460 UK analysis identifies speed camera danger as there is an eleven fold increase in panic breaking[sic] within 50 feet of camera.

Well yeah, shit gets broken when people panic *brake* in front of the cameras.

Heh.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at October 31, 2015 07:48 AM (LUlyE)

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