October 31, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (31 Oct 2014)
— CDR M

Trick or treat America. An Iran nuclear deal will be the Obamacare of Obama's second term. This will not end well, especially when we treat our friends like enemies.

It is worth recalling Iran's regime and its proxies murdered as many as 1,000 U.S. service personnel in Iraq in the years after 2003. As my FDD colleague Tony Badran notes, the Obama administration has simply airbrushed Iran's role in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut from history. The joint Iranian-Hezbollah terrorist operation, which took place 31 years ago last week, killed 241 Marines.
Green Energy

So typical of so called green energy. Ivanpah solar thermal power plant energy production falling well short of projections. Here's the kicker though. Its carbon footprint is essentially the same as a natural gas-fired power plant for just a bit more power and a lot more cost.

Under the original certification, "total annual natural gas fuel heat input" was not to exceed "5 percent of the total annual heat input from the sun" at each of the three Ivanpah units. That provision has been struck, and now BrightSource can burn a total of 1,575 million standard cubic feet of natural gas every year. To get a sense of that volume, an average U.S. natural gas-fired power plant might be expected to produce about 200,000 MWh from 1,575 mmcf of gas, according to the EIA.

The Chemistry Of Fear

Higher Education

Y'all should see if you can get some college credits for livin' the AoS HQ lifestyle. 'Wasting time on internet' now an Ivy League class.

Hornet Ball 2014

You might want to mute your speakers. The music choices for this video were a bit lame.

2014 Hornet Ball Video from Wingnut Productions on Vimeo.

Canadian Rewards

Now this is a just and proper reward for doing your job. Heroism during Ottawa shooting leads to free beer for Alain Gervais.

"We just need to constantly make sure that that person never has to pay for a beer at any pub in the country for the rest of his life."

Granted its only Molson beer but hey, it's free.

Top Candy By State

Trending Halloween treats by state. WTF New Mexico? Pencils??

Climate Change

Well, maybe climate change "scientists" wouldn't suffer from pre-traumatic stress if they'd just stop peddling their BS. And what's this about a new field of psychology of global warming?

Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. - and co-author of the National Wildlife Federation's report - calls this emotional reaction "pre-traumatic stress disorder," a term she coined to describe the mental anguish that results from preparing for the worst, before it actually happens.

"It's an intense preoccupation with thoughts we cannot get out of our minds," Van Susteren says. And for some, it's a preoccupation that extends well outside of the office. "Everyday irritations as parents and spouses have their place, they're legitimate," she says. "But when you're talking about thousands of years of impacts and species, giving a shit about whether you're going to get the right soccer equipment or whether you forgot something at school is pretty tough."

What's even more deflating for a climate scientist is when sounding the alarm on climatic catastrophes seems to fall on deaf ears.


It falls on deaf ears because you can't make your case.

Kobane

Sums up our war effort in Syria as we bomb an ISIS flag with a few jihadis on a hill with 6 bombs.

Beheadings

So are beheadings in the US the new normal? Suspect charged after Oklahoma man nearly beheaded.

Dog Costumes

The top 10 freakiest, scariest dog costumes.

Cloning.

You can now clone your dog if you want. It's only $100,000.

Dog Video

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1 Foistus?

Posted by: founding fathers at October 31, 2014 04:45 PM (+kznc)

2 I just read that one about the Juloondoo. And now I have t get to sleep and get up at 0400. Fat chance.

Posted by: Erowmero at October 31, 2014 04:46 PM (go5uR)

3 that was too easy hey ya'll

Posted by: founding fathers at October 31, 2014 04:46 PM (+kznc)

4 What up ONT?


(just before I'm ready to head to bed)

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 31, 2014 04:46 PM (KuU4f)

5 shit gettin' real.

Posted by: redenzo at October 31, 2014 04:47 PM (WCnJW)

6 Boo!

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 04:48 PM (Ua6T/)

7 Howdy, y'all!



Happy Halloween!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 04:48 PM (T1005)

8 is it spring yet? #WinterSucks

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 31, 2014 04:49 PM (tMeLk)

9 Hello, ONT.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 04:49 PM (0sl55)

10 The Tarheel Hydra The Democrats are playing the long game in North Carolina, in an attempt to turn this state a deep Democrat blue. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=6880

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 04:50 PM (lN8KC)

11 WTF New Mexico? Pencils?? Probably a new ingredient for meth.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 04:51 PM (+Fae7)

12 Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (Day 13 of 14) With only one day of early voting left, the Republicans are quickly cementing their early voter lead over Democrats, with over 20,000 lead statewide and over 1500 in Clark County. The Republicans remain ahead in the 4th Congressional district, the three state Senate districts needed to take a majority in the state Senate, and even a majority of Assembly districts including a district where there isn't even a Republican running. The Republican tsunami is looking more and more real. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7112

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 04:51 PM (lN8KC)

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Posted by: chaussures de foot at October 31, 2014 04:51 PM (AItWm)

14 I never get trick-or-treaters. My black cat is trying to sit on the keyboard. Entertain me, O Horde! I still languish behind the 1080 bars during the day. Pixy be oppressing me, yo. *ponders* Does that mean I can set Pixy on fire?

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at October 31, 2014 04:51 PM (2buaQ)

15 Friggin' Village Halloween Parade noise is making me angry. It's mostly police and fire sirens and beeping car horns. Another long and sleepless night in old New York. See you in the AM, kids.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2014 04:52 PM (CMkNk)

16 Somebody is kidnapping dogs in Houston. They spray paint them with spray paint and drag the, some how until their toes and paws come off Monsters

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 04:52 PM (zOTsN)

17 Vermont is giving out raisins. Hippies need some punching.

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 04:52 PM (Ua6T/)

18 Treats in CO are Mamba? WTH is Mamba?
We're giving out Twix, Butterfinger, Payday, Snickers and Nerds.
OK, we're eating some, too....

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 04:52 PM (D/504)

19 Zut alors! Les chaussures de foot! Je n'aime pas les chaussures de foot.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2014 04:52 PM (tjZQz)

20 Coldest Halloween we had in many years tonight, might turn the heat on for the first time.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 04:53 PM (jtgkZ)

21 When I was little, I would have just made off with that gumball machine.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 04:53 PM (rwI+c)

22 Mamba is a Mexican candy

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 04:53 PM (zOTsN)

23 Screwing cloning my dog, when can I clone my liver?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (aqPnK)

24 Ugh!!!! Is it in one part of Houston, ThunderB? A specific neighborhood?

Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (Bl4dy)

25 Yeah, this was the first Halloween I've had here where I wasn't wearing shorts.  Had to bundle up tonight.  Lots of folks had their firepits going on the driveway.

Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (93D1V)

26 I call bullshit on that candy map. If you read the words you realize that it's based on a survey of Google searches. So these aren't the "trendiest" or most popular candies by state. These are the candies that people are Googling for some bizarre reason. Nutrition information, maybe? Calorie count? None of this explains the pencils, though.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (tjZQz)

27 >>> Posted by: chaussures de foot English, mother fucker! Do you speak it?

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (Ua6T/)

28 French spam? I'm impressed by the new AoSHQ spammers. Still miss you Lace Wigs!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 04:54 PM (+Fae7)

29 >>Mamba is a Mexican candy

Yeah, figured it had to be. Never even seen it in a store, though.
So why then do they drive in to my neighborhood to trick-or-treat? I get whole families, sometime grandparents, too, at the door.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 04:55 PM (D/504)

30 They spray painted a little Llasa Apso purple and dragged her until she lost one paw and most the toes on two paws. They have found more dogs like that

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 04:55 PM (zOTsN)

31 Somebody is kidnapping dogs in Houston. They spray paint them with spray paint and drag the, some how until their toes and paws come off Monsters Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 09:52 PM (zOTsN) Feral Yoots. When you smash society, this is what you get. And no, the Proggies little utopia can't replace it because their utopia is a delusion. This is not ending well...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (lN8KC)

32 I haven't had a good Butt welded elbow Pipe fitting in ages.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (rwI+c)

33 G'nite.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (KuU4f)

34 Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (Ua6T/)


Its gotta be ace.

Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (93D1V)

35 I'm just sick over the Spaceship 2 crash...been in a bad funk since I saw the story this afternoon

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (KCxzN)

36 TRICK OR TREAT
YOU LITTLE SHITS


*Hrmmmph*
*step, step, step, step, step, step, step*
*CRASH, tinkle,tinkle,tinkle*

"HAW-HAW!"

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (a/+dP)

37

 

Quoi?

Posted by: le otho at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (tBSrv)

38 Come here, my pretties!

Posted by: Moochzilla at October 31, 2014 04:56 PM (aqPnK)

39 They didn't say which part of town. But I have an idea

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (zOTsN)

40
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
No one will be watching us
Why don't we do it in the road?

Posted by: Donald Segretti at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (e8kgV)

41 >>They spray painted a little Llasa Apso purple and dragged her until she lost one paw and most the toes on two paws. They have found more dogs like that

That is horrible! Who would torture dogs like that? Messed up.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (D/504)

42 I keep hoping Obama will have some kind of public breakdown. He's just brittle enough for that to happen. Some ribbon-cutting somewhere in mid-November, he just goes apeshit, starts swearing, screaming gibberish, babbling on for hours while the people on the stand behind him keep trading nervous glances. I want that so much.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (tjZQz)

43 Nutrition information, maybe? Calorie count? None of this explains the pencils, though. Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (tjZQz) *nom*nom*nom*

Posted by: Joey Biden at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (lN8KC)

44 So do cos-players just wear normal clothes on Halloween?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 04:57 PM (aqPnK)

45 >>> Its gotta be ace. You mean ace drawing them in or did I just call the Ewok an MFer?

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (Ua6T/)

46 Evenin' everyone.  Sitting in the front yard, about 80 degrees or so.  

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (UVfht)

47 I'm not a candy eater but I buy for Haloween what I think looks good. This year Twix and Reeces Peanut butter cups. Didn't have one trick or treater. I think I may learn to enjoy chocolate tomorrow!

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (55HJJ)

48 Its gotta be ace. Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2014 09:56 PM (93D1V) I guess Ace must be fapping again tonight. He is very much like Gomez Adams and gets quite aroused when he types French.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (+Fae7)

49 They spray painted a little Llasa Apso purple and dragged her until she lost one paw and most the toes on two paws. They have found more dogs like that Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 09:55 PM (zOTsN) Dragging with a car? Bicycles?

Posted by: The Pissed-off Hat at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (lN8KC)

50 Bane Puppy is kinda neat.........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 04:58 PM (0sl55)

51 Still miss you Lace Wigs! Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM I miss Machines For Sale, but it's still early in the evening...

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 04:59 PM (KCxzN)

52 I didn't win the Trick-or-treat pool.  I picked '0' and wifey picked '5'.

We got one ringy-dingy with 3 kids.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 04:59 PM (V70Uh)

53 Why don't we do it in the road? Why don't we do it in the road? Why don't we do it in the road? Why don't we do it in the road? No one will be watching us Why don't we do it in the road? Posted by: Donald Segretti at October 31, 2014 09:57 PM (e8kgV) *splat* 50 points.

Posted by: Machine Gun Joe Viterbo at October 31, 2014 04:59 PM (lN8KC)

54 So there is going to be a big mark down on Halloween candy at WalMart tomorrow?

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at October 31, 2014 05:00 PM (/z7GJ)

55 Ivanpah solar thermal power plant energy production falling well short of projections.

Everything will be fine after The Courier shows up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (a/+dP)

56 I just got this response from a guy my age for the following question. I think society is screwed because everyone in my stupid generation believes this shit. "How does being a billionaire "harm society"?" Another great question. Billionaires (even the ones who just have money sitting there, and "earned" it legally) harm society because they create something very dangerous for economies - inequality. Most of the world has too little, billionaires have too much. That kills jobs and shifts the executive/social/political power to cater to a powerful class of individuals that got there not just with hard work, but unfortunately, often by chance, and with lots and lots of greed. Wealth acquisition isn't wrong, until it's a disproportionately gigantic amount of wealth. Take Mexico, lots of poverty, but half a dozen guys have hundreds of billions. If those guys hadn't accumulated that much, wealth would be more distributed in Mexico, which means more money circulating in the hands of a lot more than half-a-dozen, and being used to exchange products the poor and middle class need. It's only "honest" property because, as a society, we have never thought clearly about these problems, and we never decided when too much wealth accumulated in just 1 person is too damaging for society. When you work and get paid by a private business, your profit is negative. You are getting paid less than the value your work generated to the corporation. That difference between value generated and your paycheck is your boss's profit. So to generate a LOT of profit, you need to pay a LOT of people much LESS than what they generated, for a LONG time. They might not know it, and be thankful for even having a job (that's how desperate people have become). But if workers knew the real numbers, most of them would be outraged, because paychecks are not enough these days, just like the number of jobs is scarce. What's evil is convincing yourself that profit is your claim alone, when it contains the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of people who worked hard and didn't get nearly enough for the outstanding value they created. This tendency is getting worse and worse, and less and less people get the chance to become billionaires like mr. Branson. In the process, the majority of the middle class is slipping into poverty.

Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (dE8TK)

57 Je voudrais MachinesForSale...

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (2buaQ)

58 Don't know. She wasn't dead but she needed surgery and sort of hops around now with bandages on her three remaining paws. Don't think it was a car of she would be dead. Prolly dragged behind a bike

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (zOTsN)

59 "I'm just sick over the Spaceship 2 crash"



They're saying the engine simply exploded when they tried to ignite it after separation.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (0sl55)

60 Obama wants a weak, powerless US, and a strong Muslim wave sweeping the world. For all of you folks calling him a miserable failure, he has succeeded with flying colors. The flying colors, of course, are the flag of Islam.

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 05:01 PM (xjpRj)

61 Is Preparation H candy? Cos that's what I'm handin out to the ungrateful shits in my neighbourhood this year.

Posted by: Bumpersticker Notary Sojac at October 31, 2014 05:02 PM (MbqmP)

62 "So there is going to be a big mark down on Halloween candy at WalMart tomorrow?

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at October 31, 2014 10:00 PM (/z7GJ)"


There usually is a 50% markdown.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:02 PM (V70Uh)

63 She needs to be adopted. They are calling her Grape. Her tail is still purple. They shaved the rest off

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 05:02 PM (zOTsN)

64 >>For all of you folks calling him a miserable failure, he has succeeded with flying colors. The flying colors, of course, are the flag of Islam.

Th black flag of ISIS?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:02 PM (D/504)

65
44 So do cos-players just wear normal clothes on Halloween?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 09:57 PM (aqPnK)


They do this?

http://tinyurl.com/pra5vvp

Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2014 05:03 PM (93D1V)

66 " might turn the heat on for the first time."



I've got a couple of space heaters going.  Down in the 50's or so last I checked.  It gotten cooler?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:03 PM (0sl55)

67 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes .

Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (Bl4dy)

68 I just heard two blasts. I'm assuming miscreants with fireworks. Now three. Fucking A.

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (Ua6T/)

69 I saw people wearing heavy-ish coats and even ear muffs this morning. 


It was 58 when I left for work at 8:30. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (0sl55)

70 Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM (dE8TK) Straight up commie bullshit that has been debunk so many times by so many people only someone completely uninterested in finding out how the world works could spout it. The author is an illiterate provincial poseur.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (rwI+c)

71 I would think that if Alain walked into any bar in Canada (and most in the US) and announced who he is, getting free drinks would NEVER be a problem... for at least 10 years or so, until memories begin to fade.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (cHZB7)

72 It gotten cooler?

They are predicting 31 tonight.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 05:04 PM (jtgkZ)

73 We're watching Pumpkin Chunkers on Discovery. It's amazing such a silly event is what's so amazing about America. The ingenuity plus fun plus competitiveness is what makes America exceptional. White people be crazy.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:05 PM (isznD)

74 I just want to see the world explode into a million tiny fragments, with nothing of humanity surviving at all. The works of Bach, Shakespeare and Einstein would be enough to ensure the appreciation of outer galactic entities, but we must dilute and degrade them and ultimately discard them, for the sake of diversity and political correctness. When our culture proclaims that Jay-Z, Spike Lee and Cornel West are the highest we can offer, we have proven that we can offer nothing, and deserve no place in the cosmos. Explode, explode all that is meant by horizon.

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 05:06 PM (xjpRj)

75 67 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes . Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 10:04 PM (Bl4dy) *Ghoulie, this is Ghostie, copy?* *Mr. Pecans is a no-go, Captain Crest is the TP Target for Tonight, over.*

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:06 PM (aqPnK)

76 73 We're watching Pumpkin Chunkers on Discovery. It's amazing such a silly event is what's so amazing about America. The ingenuity plus fun plus competitiveness is what makes America exceptional. White people be crazy.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 10:05 PM (isznD)


Midget tossing was more fun.  When it was legal.

Posted by: Florida at October 31, 2014 05:06 PM (93D1V)

77 Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. - and co-author of the National Wildlife Federation's report - calls this emotional reaction "pre-traumatic stress disorder," a term she coined to describe the mental anguish that results from preparing for the worst, before it actually happens.

These fools virtually screw themselves into the ground making shit up.

Posted by: Pennywise at October 31, 2014 05:07 PM (Dwehj)

78 Sorry. Shi Tzu. 10 month old puppy. North east Houston

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 05:08 PM (zOTsN)

79 "They are predicting 31 tonight."


I heard that.



Of course, I go out and check propane and the needle is buried. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:08 PM (0sl55)

80 Midget tossing was more fun. When it was legal. Posted by: Florida --------------- Human cannonballs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 05:08 PM (F2IAQ)

81 It was raining earlier today, so we have an attenuated Halloween setup this year at Casa de Cthulhu. Sure, we've got the six 100-watt colored floods, the three blow-up decorations, six motion-sensitive gizmos, banners, an electric skeleton, and a small graveyard of styrofoam tombstones with glowing LED eyes....but you should see the pile of junk in our living room that we didn't even bother with.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 05:08 PM (T1005)

82 Winter storm warning in effect in W. NC

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 05:08 PM (F2IAQ)

83 Exactly, logprof. I'm hoping they were dentists who just couldn't help themselves, but gave candy as well.

Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 05:09 PM (Bl4dy)

84 62 "So there is going to be a big mark down on Halloween candy at WalMart tomorrow? .................. Dear Lord I hope so! I am a reasonable spender but the "after holiday markdown" gets me every year. I have a closet full of wrapping paper and scotch tape that I have snagged over the last 8 years on the day after Christmas sales. Pretty sure I could wrap a present for every moron on here for the next 10 years and never run out of paper or tape. On that note........any takers on 6 yr old Peeps I snagged cheap awhile back?

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:09 PM (55HJJ)

85 My favorite broadcaster on MovieHolics is playing the 1931 Dracula.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 05:09 PM (jtgkZ)

86 Anyone know where I can get a CDKey?

Posted by: garrett at October 31, 2014 05:09 PM (xxB4V)

87 I miss Machines For Sale, but it's still early in the evening... Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 09:59 PM (KCxzN) Also the one that would just mention some random part of the post and talk about how much they enjoyed the post and then left a link to click on. It was almost like it was sentient.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 05:09 PM (+Fae7)

88 Hello, Horde! Got the OK from the doctor today to both drive and to go back to work. Recovery, in his words, is "excellent". Thanks again for all you've done. Now, off to bed. Have fun and leave me some of the sugar-free chocolate, 'kay?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 31, 2014 05:10 PM (Pd9h2)

89 Sorry. Shi Tzu. 10 month old puppy. North east Houston Posted by: ThunderB ------------------------------ Some people just need killing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 05:10 PM (F2IAQ)

90 They're saying the engine simply exploded when they tried to ignite it after separation. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM Yeah, that's what I've seen, as well. Still makes me sick. I did like the comment by the Virgin / Scaled spox this afternoon "Space is hard". doG-damn right. That's why we do it. I'd still go up tomorrow, given the chance.

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 05:11 PM (KCxzN)

91 I just got this response from a guy my age for the following question. I think society is screwed because everyone in my stupid generation believes this shit.

"How does being a billionaire "harm society"?"

Posted by: Serena


The thing is that it would take so long to get him back point 0, it's not worth anyone's time.

He doesn't even begin to explain how 'inequality' is bad, how it 'kills jobs' and shifts the "executive/social/political power to cater to a powerful class of individuals..."

As Stacy McCain remarked on leftists like these, they don't even bother to provide the basis for their proclamations, They are seemingly addicted to professorial declarations and are incensed when you ask them to back the fuck up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:11 PM (a/+dP)

92 75 67 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes . Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 10:04 PM (Bl4dy) *Ghoulie, this is Ghostie, copy?* *Mr. Pecans is a no-go, Captain Crest is the TP Target for Tonight, over.*" Not as bad as the jerks who hand out the religious tract comic books that were clearly made in about 1969. The "before Jesus" guy always says stuff like "That Jesus just isn't my bag, man!" I can't stand people who try to ruin other peoples' fun instead of choosing not to participate.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:11 PM (YhayY)

93 Got the OK from the doctor today

Glad to hear it.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 05:11 PM (jtgkZ)

94 hey, Whitebread, good to see you back on your feet

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 05:12 PM (KCxzN)

95 I'd still go up tomorrow, given the chance. I'd rather you went down.

Posted by: Zombie Helen Thomas at October 31, 2014 05:12 PM (xxB4V)

96 I have never received a job from a poor man.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:13 PM (V70Uh)

97 Sorry if I'm unloading again but this place is such a haven against all the lefty shit I have to deal with from friends and family every damn day.

Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 05:13 PM (dE8TK)

98 Oh yeah.  Good news Cap'n.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:13 PM (V70Uh)

99 Of course, Texas likes Atomic Fireballs.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 31, 2014 05:13 PM (Y92Nd)

100 Apropos of nothing, TigerDirect has a good home UPS from TippLite available for $119 + shipping (you can easily get another $10 off with a coupon code too by googling around).* 1300VA 720W http://is.gd/iG0kQ7 *Took Enterprises receives no compensation for this recommendation

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:14 PM (rwI+c)

101 Keep hearing about a Modoki El Nino and how it will make this winter colder and snowier. 

Posted by: CDR M at October 31, 2014 05:14 PM (93D1V)

102 Howdy Horde! Given that's it's Halloween I figured I post a song I just finished. The subject is timely on a couple of levels. Anyway, here it is. Hope you like it (i also hope tinyurl works).

 http://tinyurl.com/pruobu7

Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 05:14 PM (dVk8Y)

103 I'm Dreaming Of A White ... Halloween??!?
 
When I sent this text msg to my friend in Chicago this am, he was not amused. (It snowed there this morning)

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (cHZB7)

104 Weft cut loop-yeah I'm just not bothering with this individual anymore.

Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (dE8TK)

105 4 So there is going to be a big mark down on Halloween candy at WalMart tomorrow? Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at October 31, 2014 10:00 PM (/z7GJ) The markdowns started today. I went to Kroger's late last night, and they were throwing all the Halloween stuff into carts for markdowns and putting up the Christmas stuff.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (+Fae7)

106 Sorry if I'm unloading again but this place is such a haven against all the lefty shit I have to deal with from friends and family every damn day. Posted by: Serena --------------------- 'unloading'? We thrive on unloading.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (F2IAQ)

107 I brought my DVD of "Return of the Living Dead" over to a friend's house for Halloween. She said, "This is a really terrible film. This is really bad." She likened it to what folks laugh at during B-Fest (the Chicago 24-hour B-movie marathon). I chuckled politely. But I was pretty much thinking, "Return of the Living Dead" is one of the greatest films ever, of any genre. This is a definite thing. I didn't press it. Then I went back to the house, finished RotLD, then watched the original Night of the Living Dead. People have no sense of culture anymore!

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (xjpRj)

108 Anyone know where I can get a CDKey?

Posted by: garrett


In regards to what?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (a/+dP)

109 I'd rather you went down. Posted by: Zombie Helen Thomas at October 31, 2014 10:12 PM That's just twisted, sick, & wrong, garret

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 05:15 PM (KCxzN)

110 Not as bad as the jerks who hand out the religious tract comic books that were clearly made in about 1969. The "before Jesus" guy always says stuff like "That Jesus just isn't my bag, man!" I can't stand people who try to ruin other peoples' fun instead of choosing not to participate. Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 10:11 PM (YhayY) --I think there was a Jack Chick mini-comic book about Halloween.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:16 PM (aqPnK)

111 The White Zone is for 'Loading' and 'Unloading', ONLY. If you have to 'Load' or 'Unload', please go to The White Zone.

Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at October 31, 2014 05:16 PM (xxB4V)

112 Pretty sure that puppy is going to be adopted pronto and spoiled rotten

Posted by: ThunderB at October 31, 2014 05:16 PM (zOTsN)

113 Couldn't help it, AJ. In regards to Jason the CDKey Spammer, weftcut.

Posted by: garrett at October 31, 2014 05:17 PM (xxB4V)

114 >>... calls this emotional reaction "pre-traumatic stress disorder,"

It's anxiety. I guess that's just not catchy enough, but the anxiety disorders are all classics: OCD, binge-shopping, hoarding, etc,

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:18 PM (D/504)

115 Whitebread, I do not know (recall?) the back story, but good to hear positive news!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:18 PM (aqPnK)

116 I brought my DVD of "Return of the Living Dead" over to a friend's house for Halloween.

She said, "This is a really terrible film. This is really bad." She likened it to what folks laugh at during B-Fest (the Chicago 24-hour B-movie marathon).

I chuckled politely. But I was pretty much thinking, "Return of the Living Dead" is one of the greatest films ever, of any genre. This is a definite thing.

I didn't press it. Then I went back to the house, finished RotLD, then watched the original Night of the Living Dead.

People have no sense of culture anymore!

 

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 10:15 PM

 

ROTLD rocks.

Posted by: le otho at October 31, 2014 05:18 PM (tBSrv)

117 " "Space is hard".

doG-damn right. That's why we do it."



I have really enjoyed the Virgin foray into space.  Just people saying "to Hell with it, we're gonna do it anyway." 



Thoroughly enjoyed their original space entry flight years ago. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:18 PM (0sl55)

118 Halloween is very Christian.

Tomorrow is the Feast of All Saints.

Good clean fun.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:18 PM (V70Uh)

119 Weft cut loop-yeah I'm just not bothering with this individual anymore.

Posted by: Serena


IF you want to reply with full-metal snark:

"Here's you answer:"
http://tinyurl.com/mevbuew


(safe link to an Amazon book page )

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (a/+dP)

120 42 I keep hoping Obama will have some kind of public breakdown. He's just brittle enough for that to happen. Some ribbon-cutting somewhere in mid-November, he just goes apeshit, starts swearing, screaming gibberish, babbling on for hours while the people on the stand behind him keep trading nervous glances.

I want that so much.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2014 09:57 PM (tjZQz)



The best chance to bring this about would be through heckling, thus their need to control the make-up of his audiences. Remember, "You lie!"

Posted by: davidt at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (fBxC6)

121 Reagan killed those Marines in Beirut, and you didn't see Tip O'Neill hounding him about it like that banjo boy Gowdy does with Benghazi!!!!!11!11!

Posted by: Leftard at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (Q3tFF)

122 No it's got to be in alphabetical order, it's CDO.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (jtgkZ)

123 I had a Lhasa Apso once. High maintenance, but they don't mind being groomed...much

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (KCxzN)

124 Also apropos of nothing, this is a fun online store http://www.sciplus.com/

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (rwI+c)

125 Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM (dE8TK) Your friend's first mistake is in thinking that there is a certain amount of wealth and the rich simply grab more of it, taking it away from other people. The simpler truth is that those who innovate, build, and create expand wealth. They get enriched because people pay them to get/share/use the value they have created, which enhances their own lives. Movie stars get paid by producers for box office appeal, producers make money from ticket sales, the public willingly pays to be entertained. A lot of people have made money, who has been impoverished? Same with products and services. Billionaires, even statist fucks like Warren Buffett, have expanded value and wealth for not just themselves, but for millions of people down the line from there.

Posted by: --- at October 31, 2014 05:19 PM (MMC8r)

126 107 I brought my DVD of "Return of the Living Dead" over to a friend's house for Halloween. ROTLD is a classic. It's the first zombie movie where they actually eat exclusively brains. It's hilarious but because it's supposed to be funny, not because it's so bad it's good.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:20 PM (YhayY)

127 I just got this response from a guy my age for the following question. I think society is screwed because everyone in my stupid generation believes this shit. "How does being a billionaire "harm society"?" ...snip... Posted by: Serena at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM (dE8TK) Wealth is not a zero sum game. Billionaires having less does not mean everyone else will have more. Wealth is created, and the billionaires creating billions in wealth often results in other people benefiting from that and being able to create wealth of their own. But, as Thatcher said: "Provided the gap is smaller, they'd rather the poor be poorer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv5t6rC6yvg Additionally, when your boss pays you for your labor, your profit is not negative. You labor is worth more to your employer than the money they pay you, otherwise they wouldn't employ you. However, the money you receive is worth more to you than the labor you expend, otherwise you'd quit your job. It is the mutual creation of wealth.

Posted by: The Economic Hat at October 31, 2014 05:20 PM (lN8KC)

128 Hand out pencils in my neighborhood, you'd get one in the eye. Or at the least you'd get your windows soaped.

Posted by: Semi-comatose scroller at October 31, 2014 05:20 PM (BKaug)

129 That's just twisted, sick, & wrong, garret

 

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 10:15 PM

 

There should be a word for that... "twisickong".

Posted by: le otho at October 31, 2014 05:21 PM (tBSrv)

130 "I've got a couple of space heaters going."


Just checked the thermo and the temp has gone up about 5 degrees since I got home and fired them up, so. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:21 PM (0sl55)

131 last year I bought so much candy I though I was a fool.  I ended up having to break into the pretzel snack bags in the home pantry and had three bags of pretzels left at the end of the night.

This year of course I bought more and in additions I bought some  bite size junior whatever variety "emergency stupid candy"  ( I like to give out  full size good stuff til it runs out).

I think 15 kids came. Maybe 20.   

I even did the graveyard up proper.  It looks really real, even with skellingtons and strobe lights and a fog machine and emerging zombies and  lit up ghosts wafting in the breeze.
Not to mention carved up the pumpkins and  the gargoyle setup and the rubber rats and the spiders and lord knows what all else I have to clean up before the rain tomorrow.

I lost my car key and a wand lighter in the front yard and wonder if some tweens who came early before I was done didn't R-U-N-N-O-F-T with them.
At least they didn't take my purse which I also left on the ground when I dumped out the tea lights and candles for the guide-skulls.

Forgot to eat today that's probably why  I lost my key.

I can't have the candy.
So anyway.

Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:22 PM (Lbv/k)

132 Boo! Got my AOSHQDD assignment email... looking forward to being a small part of the effort. Oh, cheap whiskey and coke.

Posted by: zeera at October 31, 2014 05:22 PM (wW4M0)

133 The Labor Theory of Value is 19th century twattle. What is the value of an idea?

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:22 PM (rwI+c)

134 14 I never get trick-or-treaters. My black cat is trying to sit on the keyboard. Entertain me, O Horde! Posted by: Sabrina Chase at October 31, 2014 09:51 PM (2buaQ) I wished my black cats "Happy Halloween". That's all I did for the holiday.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 05:23 PM (sdi6R)

135 #126 Speaking of so bad it's comical, a good Halloween flick is "Plan Nine from Outer Space." And to be watched afterwards "Ed Wood."

Posted by: Semi-comatose scroller at October 31, 2014 05:23 PM (BKaug)

136 Apples? Seriously? Those healthy things that Mom puts in a lunch bag? No self respecting household in Ohio would drop an apple in a little kids treat bag.

Posted by: Tuna at October 31, 2014 05:23 PM (hpWy+)

137 Winter storm warning in effect in W. NC Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 10:08 PM (F2IAQ) Hope it's bad weather on the 4th.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 31, 2014 05:23 PM (Y92Nd)

138
Billionaires, even statist fucks like Warren Buffett, have expanded value and wealth for not just themselves, but for millions of people down the line from there.


------

Soros is the exception that proves the rule.

I don't know what that phrase really means but I've always wanted to use it.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at October 31, 2014 05:23 PM (Q3tFF)

139 The only workers that are not "exploited" are government workers.  Think about that.  I told my children that I want to be exploited by my employer.  If my company does not make a profit from my labor, I won't keep my job.

Companies are also exploited by their customers.  If a company doesn't give me good value for a product, I won't buy it.

Exploitation is not a dirty word.  It's a beautiful word that makes economies healthy.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:25 PM (V70Uh)

140 Rocks.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at October 31, 2014 05:25 PM (fBxC6)

141 My top three scariest movies. At least at the time I first saw them as a kid. 3. Halloween 2. Exorcist 1. The Birds

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:25 PM (isznD)

142 The markdowns started today. I went to Kroger's late last night, and they were throwing all the Halloween stuff into carts for markdowns and putting up the Christmas stuff. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 10:15 PM (+Fae7) --Heh, that was the type of thing that inspired Tim Burton to write The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (aqPnK)

143 Winter storm blew through hear last night. Near blizzard except the snow was too wet and heavy to blow. It froze to the first thing it hit. Then the power went off for six hours this morning. About three inches on the ground, for another two three days before the day time temps are mid forties, the weather guessers predict.

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (/z7GJ)

144 OMG, Karl Rove just said on Megyn's show that the prez is gonna get a whupping in this election. That's just flat out raycisst, bringing up images of slavery! What an awful raycisst!

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (o/90i)

145 Fucking rocks.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (fBxC6)

146 Additionally, when your boss pays you for your labor, your profit is not negative. You labor is worth more to your employer than the money they pay you, otherwise they wouldn't employ you. However, the money you receive is worth more to you than the labor you expend, otherwise you'd quit your job. It is the mutual creation of wealth.

Posted by: The Economic Hat


Like I said, it's impossible with many on the Left to get back to point 0.

They will never accept a single definition of any concept used to explain simple economics.

In just those lines above, 'boss' 'pays' 'labor' 'profit' - all of that in the English we use, is held in contempt by most leftists. Just getting to supply and demand requires lifting multiple boulders up a hill just for the opening statements of any debate.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (a/+dP)

147 I liked all those Vincent Price scary movies.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:27 PM (rwI+c)

148 90 They're saying the engine simply exploded when they tried to ignite it after separation.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM


Yeah, that's what I've seen, as well.

Still makes me sick.

I did like the comment by the Virgin / Scaled spox this afternoon "Space is hard".

doG-damn right. That's why we do it.

I'd still go up tomorrow, given the chance.

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 10:11 PM (KCxzN)



With this and the other one, I'm wondering if someone switched 'em over to "winter-blend" rocket fuel without mentioning anything.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 05:28 PM (T1005)

149 The SpaceShipTwo accident happened while I was at work so I didn't have a chance to comment. I first saw it here and immediately went to the spaceflight sites to read about it. In a way, it reminded me of the Challenger disaster. In that case, I was at work and when somebody told me about it, I went to the TV room and remained there for the rest of the day. I couldn't concentrate on my work after that. I told my supervisor to just count it as a vacation day. Today, I had the internet at my desk, but again I didn't get much work done after hearing the news. My condolences to the family of the co-pilot, and I hope the pilot makes a full recovery.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 05:28 PM (sdi6R)

150 Hey, where all da white zombies at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at October 31, 2014 05:28 PM (bs5fH)

151 "136 Apples? Seriously? Those healthy things that Mom puts in a lunch bag? No self respecting household in Ohio would drop an apple in a little kids treat bag." I grew up in the "razor blades/poison in the apples" panic so we weren't allowed to eat anything that wasn't factory sealed. They even use to x-ray it as I recall. That of course meant delicious candy and not helicopter mom bullshit.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:28 PM (YhayY)

152 I don't understand it.  It's cool but not bad out and clear and dry.
It's not even a school night.

All that production for topsish 20 kids.   I wonder what happened.  I think they must be aging out.

Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:28 PM (Lbv/k)

153 --I think there was a Jack Chick mini-comic book about Halloween. Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 10:16 PM (aqPnK) You mean this one? http://tinyurl.com/yamx87

Posted by: The Halloween Hat at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (lN8KC)

154 "If you can pay 8 bucks for a churro, you can pay 9 bucks for a churro."

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (JgC5a)

155 As my FDD colleague Tony Badran notes, the Obama administration has simply airbrushed Iran's role in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut from history. Proggie trolls love to bring that up to "prove" that Obama was no softer on terrorism than The Gipper

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (aTXUx)

156 3 to 6" snow this weekend. Maybe twice as much in the mountains. Winter sucks.

Posted by: fairweatherbill holding dominion over the nether regions at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (RM4nK)

157 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 10:25 PM (V70Uh I understand what you're saying but I think we just have a different definition of exploited.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (isznD)

158 No self respecting household in Ohio would drop an apple in a little kids treat bag. Posted by: Tuna I got a rock.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at October 31, 2014 05:29 PM (+1T7c)

159 "150 Hey, where all da white zombies at?" Voting Democrat.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:30 PM (YhayY)

160 I think they must be aging out. My neighborhood was once full of young families. Now we're all old people. When we die off, young families will return and the circle will be complete.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 05:30 PM (rwI+c)

161 I can't stand people who try to ruin other peoples' fun instead of choosing not to participate. Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 10:11 PM (YhayY) I was saying that on BCochran's baseball threads when the inevitable "baseball is so boring" people turned up to piss on the party. Getting pencils and raisins and toothbrushes and Jack Chick tracts for Halloween - shit, what a drag. I had an great-aunt who gave me a holy card for my birthday once when I was like 7. It's a Catholic thing. She collected them like boys used to collect baseball cards. She probably had a few duplicate Sacred Hearts of Jesus that she wanted to get rid of and she was cheap as hell. Needless to say, she was not my favorite aunt.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:31 PM (+XMAD)

162 Lots of Princess Elsa costumes out there tonight. All very cute.

Posted by: Tuna at October 31, 2014 05:31 PM (hpWy+)

163 Hey, where all da white zombies at? Posted by: Sheriff Bart at October 31, 2014 10:28 PM (bs5fH) Right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNFVj-pISU

Posted by: Rob Zombie at October 31, 2014 05:31 PM (lN8KC)

164 I linked this on the Halloween thread. It's an outstanding article that was posted yesterday, about both government and private space efforts. It's not exactly prescient, but the timing is remarkable and it gives some good background information for today's accident. Lots of people have been criticizing their choice of engine. https://tinyurl.com/ohvlbrn The author, Dave Messier, was at Mojave today and witnessed the crash.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 05:31 PM (sdi6R)

165 It's probably been said, many times, many ways but . . . Fappy Halloween to all the flying monkeys of the HQ! 

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:32 PM (ncAtG)

166 I wonder what happened. I think they must be aging out. Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 10:28 PM (Lbv/k) I think when Halloween falls on Fri/Sat, there are a lot of parties, and also the parents can take them places like malls and parks and such that have activities. I wish I loved near you, I love folks that do it up like that!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 05:32 PM (G5aNk)

167 Because SCIENCE Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/528235885742276609 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/528236195118333952 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/528334994255933441 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/528335115488071681

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2014 05:32 PM (aTXUx)

168 Wisconsinites know to dish out the good stuff at Halloween - Reese's Pieces. Rollos and Kit Kats - that's pretty good too.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:33 PM (+XMAD)

169 Tammy!!!!  {{{{{}}}}}  oh, yeah, big hugs to all . . .  we gonna get 'er done on Tuesday or what?  the bigshot dem boss thinks it's gonna be a bloodbath for his side.  tee hee

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (ncAtG)

170 "3 to 6" snow this weekend. Maybe twice as much in the mountains. Winter sucks."


It's only Halloween and parts of the country are getting serious snow. 


Global Warming is really kicking in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (0sl55)

171 Another thing that galls me is when someone bitches that a billionaire has something like a yacht. You know, he paid someone for that. Those people benefitted. And the builders, too. The maintenance people, any crew it has, and the billionaire has been separated from some of the cash that the Envious are so offended by. And unless its Jahn Cary, even the all-mighty state has reaped revenues from the purchase, ownership, registration, and income taxes paid by all the folks down the line. The billionaire having a yacht is EVIDENCE that others have benefited from their wealth.

Posted by: --- at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (MMC8r)

172 No teenaged trick or treaters tonight Had there been, I would have snarked that in 6 weeks they'll be sitting on Santa's lap

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (aTXUx)

173 155 As my FDD colleague Tony Badran notes, the Obama administration has simply airbrushed Iran's role in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut from history. Proggie trolls love to bring that up to "prove" that Obama was no softer on terrorism than The Gipper" Good, brave men died to rescue Yasser fucking Arafat from his well-deserved grave in Beirut. What a world. Why can't we just let the Israelis finish something they start?

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (YhayY)

174 163 Hey, where all da white zombies at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at October 31, 2014 10:28 PM (bs5fH)


Right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNFVj-pISU

I also wrote a just song about 'em. Not in the same league as Rob Zombie but still....


http://tinyurl.com/pruobu7

Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (dVk8Y)

175 Better late than never:

A Mexican Judge ordered the immediate release of the Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:34 PM (V70Uh)

176 Sexy vintage costumes:

http://retroette.com/2014/10/26/retro-halloween-costumes/

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:35 PM (D/504)

177 147 " The Pit and the Pendulum" scared me when I was a kid.

Posted by: Tuna at October 31, 2014 05:35 PM (hpWy+)

178 Hooooooooooorde!!!!!!!! Fuck me. Block party in the next neighborhood over. Lots of friends. Booze. Beer. Shine. How the fuck are you people doing?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 05:35 PM (GEICT)

179 A Mexican Judge ordered the immediate release of the Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 10:34 PM (V70Uh)

My dad just told me that he's already back in the good ol' USA!  'Bout fuckin time for that.  Very good news!

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:36 PM (ncAtG)

180 And a fappy Halloween to you, Peaches! I took Weds. off. I always take the day after election day off. Last time, I was so depressed I could hardly drag myself out of bed. This time, I hope to be celebrating into the wee hours!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:36 PM (+XMAD)

181 Peaches! Fappy Halloween, ma'am! I personally do not expect a bloodbath. I think they have been pushing that bloodbath shit to get the vote out and to make sure the cheaters get their fake ballots ready.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 05:37 PM (G5aNk)

182 The kid is back in the US?????? HELLL YEAH!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 05:37 PM (GEICT)

183 I have had years where I hunkered inside with the lights out but when I bother I really bother.    I want to give kids a MEMORY.

The house with the REAL graveyard.  The full size candy.   The molded from a real human skeleton. 

So this year was a disappointment especially since I will probably have some tweenager bust into my flex and drive it to the prom.

Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:37 PM (Lbv/k)

184 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (+Fae7) My favorite was Machines for Sale.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:38 PM (+XMAD)

185 My neighborhood was once full of young families. Now we're all old people. When we die off, young families will return and the circle will be complete. Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 10:30 PM (rwI+c) .................. Same here. I'll admit I was never a good treat hander outer, I use to leave a big bowl of candy with a Karl Rove white board saying "help yourself" and it was usually gone when I got home. Pretty much nothing the last few years. No young kids anymore plus the houses all sit on 1.5 acres so if you want to maximize your haul you are better off going into town where the houses are closer together.

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:38 PM (55HJJ)

186 Oh, Donna, the day after Fredo was elected back in '08, I cried for 2 days.  Then came home to find my totally cool, completely healthy and robust, 8-year-old cat dead on the floor.  It was quite a week.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:38 PM (ncAtG)

187 You mean this one? http://tinyurl.com/yamx87 Posted by: The Halloween Hat at October 31, 2014 10:29 PM (lN8KC) --Heh, not sure if it's the one I read back in the day, but it follows the tract formula for sure. Kind of an irony that some Christians slam Halloween/witchcraft, yet believe speaking one incantation once in their life means a Get Out of Damnation Free card for life, whatever mis/deeds they commit thereafter.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:38 PM (aqPnK)

188 How the fuck are you people doing? ------ We're all fucked.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 05:38 PM (bs5fH)

189 We're all fucked. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 10:38 PM (bs5fH) Dude. I am beyond fucked. We played flip cup AFTER shots of shine.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 05:40 PM (GEICT)

190 Yeah, Tahmooressi "immediately returned to the US"  Fox News link here:

http://tinyurl.com/mbnmsyf


Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:40 PM (ncAtG)

191 Do "they" sill make Mary Jane bars and Bazooka bubble gum anymore?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (aqPnK)

192 >>Yeah, Tahmooressi "immediately returned to the US"

Thank God!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (D/504)

193 I had my man card suspended tonight. Couldn't get a fire started in our new fire pit after trying to McGyver kindling since I had none. Are they making newspaper fireproof these days?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (isznD)

194 You rich guys with your flip cups and your shots of shine. Now pass me that squeeze.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (bs5fH)

195 I feel like a turd. Some ninja kid came to my door and I had nothing. Nobody's ever come here evar. And I still feel like a turd. The guilt.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (MDgS8)

196 This chick was handing out candy tonight. Best halloween costume ever. http://tinyurl.com/of3w286

Posted by: bestie21 at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (Npwbf)

197 Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 10:14 PM (dVk8Y) Nicely done!!! You should post more of your music, and more often in general!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (G5aNk)

198 67 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes . Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at October 31, 2014 10:04 PM (Bl4dy) What a party pooper. That's as bad as pencils. Kids who are fat, aren't fat because of Halloween. They're fat because they're inactive, or they overeat 365 days per year. If you give the pencils, they'll still get fat.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (zPwJq)

199 190 Yeah, Tahmooressi "immediately returned to the US" Fox News link here: http://tinyurl.com/mbnmsyf \................. Oasshole to take credit in 3.2.1.............

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:41 PM (55HJJ)

200 So this is weird. A guy died recently claiming in his final video that he was an engineer working on advanced air craft for Lockheed Martin and that aliens were real and he had talked with them. There is a linked video on youtube so I figure what the hell and went to watch it. Youtube won't show the video though because of a copyright claim by Chris Mooney. Ok...I wiki Chris Mooney...and he is the moonbat who wrote "The Republican War on Science " Uh...that's interesting from Mr Science guy isn't it?!? http://tinyurl.com/kq7bl23

Posted by: 18-1 at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (5DM9u)

201 Cicero.....lol

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (MDgS8)

202 There was a creepy guy handing out chips and bars in front of my driveway. We're getting the driveway paved and couldn't risk the kids walking over the dug up area in the dark. A jogger almost shit in his pants when he came upon the chip-and-bar giver-outer. And horrifying thruth of it all? The chips and bar giver-outer? It was MEEEEEE!!! I ate some too. My wife took my nephew, Tory (Spiderman) and our Australian Shepherd, Penny (Supergirl) trick-or treating. Everybody had fun. And then a hand reached out of the ground and grabbed my ankle!!! Hope everybody had a safe and fun Hallowe-en. Hope I didn't scare you all too much.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (TIgJq)

203 When Rhodes says that the Iran nuke deal will be the Obamacare of the 2nd term, he means the website will crash? And it will be a clusterfark of epic proportions #FAIL. It's probably the most honest thing Rhodes has ever said.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (KL49F)

204 Those scientists are suffering pre-traumatic stress because Obama won't do anything to address this panicky fear that liberals keep feeding into.

Posted by: JohnJ at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (TF/YA)

205 Hell YES on the Bazooka - have a bag of it right here!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:42 PM (D/504)

206 Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (aqPnK) Just watched Food Factory where they showed the manufacturing of Bazooka gum. Factory shows are awesome.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (isznD)

207 Now, as much as you love your dog, why would you clone him or her when there are so many dogs out there that need a home? One of the things about owing a series of dogs or cats over a lifetime is you get to love their different personalities and swimming. Patches hated swimming, Baxter loved it. Pepper dug up and ate the carrots in the back yard and taught herself how to ring the front doorbell. Just repeating the same dog (which isn't the same dog) over and over again seems silly. Just get a dog of the same breed if you loved your cocker spaniel or black lab that much.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (+XMAD)

208 Some ninja kid came to my door and I had nothing.

Nobody's ever come here evar. And I still feel like a turd.

The guilt.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (MDgS

Haven't had a trick or treater in decades.  Don't want boatloads of crappy candy in my house.  I figure if it ever happens, I'll give 'em folding money, they love that.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (ncAtG)

209 Some ninja kid came to my door and I had nothing. *** Give him some bacon from your emergency supply.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (5DM9u)

210 I remember back in the '80s when McDonald's pushed giving out their gift certificates for Halloween. Sure, what kid does not love McDonald's but Halloween is supposed to be about instant sugar bomb gratification. I guess that's why that wasn't pimped anymore.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (aqPnK)

211 logprof,

Never hear of Vatican II?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 05:43 PM (V70Uh)

212 What a party pooper. That's as bad as pencils. Kids who are fat, aren't fat because of Halloween. They're fat because they're inactive, or they overeat 365 days per year. If you give the pencils, they'll still get fat. Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (zPwJq) .............. Exactly. They will use that pencil to add garlic bread lays to moms grocery list.

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:44 PM (55HJJ)

213 "Are they making newspaper fireproof these days?"



I don't think so.  They've done a lot of things with "newspaper" over the last decade-plus but investing in making them fire proof I don't believe has been one of them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:44 PM (0sl55)

214 "One of the things about owing a series of dogs or cats over a lifetime is you get to love their different personalities and swimming." Meant to say "quirks" there. I hate it when I try to edit a comment and then post before I'm done editing.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:44 PM (+XMAD)

215 A few years ago the neighbors came with their 3 kids even though my light was off. I had 12 bucks in 1s or something so they scored pretty good. Of course it meant I had to stiff mom at the Skanky Peach Adult Club for Gentlemen the next night but whatevs.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 31, 2014 05:44 PM (Npwbf)

216 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes . ___ Now that is what we need more of.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at October 31, 2014 05:44 PM (5DM9u)

217 73 We're watching Pumpkin Chunkers on Discovery. It's amazing such a silly event is what's so amazing about America. The ingenuity plus fun plus competitiveness is what makes America exceptional. White people be crazy. Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 10:05 PM (isznD) I knew a woman a few years ago whose husband was on one of those teams. He was on a team for the cannon division. They take this thing very seriously. A lot of the people are engineers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 05:45 PM (zPwJq)

218 garlic bread lays

wait, what???  is that a real thing?  I need to find that and eat it.  omg, i'm so excited now

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:45 PM (ncAtG)

219 "Nobody's ever come here evar. And I still feel like a turd."


Don't. 



He/she chose the wrong neighborhood.  It's the little shit's fault.  He/she should have planned better. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:46 PM (0sl55)

220 @200 I also watched that. My impressions were that it would be incredibly easy to fake that entire video. Not well done at all. I mean, unless you actually knew the guy doing the talking personally, you have nothing but that guy holding up grainy photos of things. Photographs have not been proof of anything for decades. Easiest things in the world to fake, especially now.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 05:46 PM (JgC5a)

221 Nothing?? No money in the house? ( I never have cash, either) No pop or a bag of chips or nothin'???

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 05:46 PM (G5aNk)

222 Is Chris Mooney the dead engineer?

If the kids in this neighborhood weren't all abducted I could work that theme into next year's  tract-house cemetary.

Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:46 PM (Lbv/k)

223 Condoms.

Posted by: NARAL at October 31, 2014 05:47 PM (fBxC6)

224 One trick or treater tonight. Mom and dad, both about 19 pushing a toddler in a stroller. I don't know who was cuter, parents or kid.

Posted by: fairweatherbill holding dominion over the nether regions at October 31, 2014 05:47 PM (RM4nK)

225 197 Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 10:14 PM (dVk8Y)


Nicely done!!!

You should post more of your music, and more often in general!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (G5aNk)

Thanks Tammy! I'll try and do more of both.

Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 05:48 PM (dVk8Y)

226 207 Now, as much as you love your dog, why would you clone him or her when there are so many dogs out there that need a home? .................... I would give anything to have my little Spike back for a day. Had 14 good years. Adopted Bella from the Humane society over a yr ago and everyday just smile at how much we needed each other. Even my youngest who refused to have anything to do with her for the first 2 months admits that she is the best thing I ever did. She misses Spike too but has figured out we can love different.

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:48 PM (55HJJ)

227 My impressions were that it would be incredibly easy to fake that entire video. *** No doubt. I'll believe in aliens when *I* talk to one or Obama bows to one on national TV not because some random guys pulls out a picture. But How the hell does a major league moonbat own the video?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 31, 2014 05:48 PM (5DM9u)

228 I'd love to give these kids candy but most of them refuse to fill out the I-9.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (bs5fH)

229 I think the judge was wrong about Kaci the wonder nurse.  She could start shedding virus any moment, except for the fact she probably lied about her exposure - is desk-job sort, not hand-feed crushed pills sort.


Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (Lbv/k)

230 211 logprof, Never hear of Vatican II? Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2014 10:43 PM (V70Uh) --No, was it better than the original?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (aqPnK)

231 218 garlic bread lays wait, what??? is that a real thing? I need to find that and eat it. omg, i'm so excited now Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 10:45 PM (ncAtG) ............. Saw it today in Walmart.

Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (55HJJ)

232 The fiancee reports that she's seen about 25 kids so far -- all under 10, so the older kids haven't started yet.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (T1005)

233 If the kids in this neighborhood weren't all abducted I could work that theme into next year's tract-house cemetary. ___ Yeah, its a shame that crazy old engineer got those kids abducted by aliens. In Nevada. Hell of a thing. Guess we'll never find them huh?

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 31, 2014 05:49 PM (5DM9u)

234 Are pumpkin cannons rifled? A truly serious pumpkin cannoneer would rifle a pumpkin cannon.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 05:50 PM (MDgS8)

235 Nobody's ever come here evar. And I still feel like a turd. The guilt. Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (MDgS You didn't even have any pencils to give out?

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:50 PM (+XMAD)

236 185 My neighborhood was once full of young families. Now we're all old people. When we die off, young families will return and the circle will be complete. Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 10:30 PM (rwI+c) .................. Same here. I'll admit I was never a good treat hander outer, I use to leave a big bowl of candy with a Karl Rove white board saying "help yourself" and it was usually gone when I got home. Pretty much nothing the last few years. No young kids anymore plus the houses all sit on 1.5 acres so if you want to maximize your haul you are better off going into town where the houses are closer together. Posted by: Molly k. at October 31, 2014 10:38 PM (55HJJ) Our neighborhood was full of kids about ready to graduate high school when we moved in 16 years ago, and now all of the parents have been moving out to condos and stuff, and it appears a new batch of families are starting to trickle in. Sucked that it poured down rain tonight, 0 trick or treaters.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 05:50 PM (+Fae7)

237 Surprised at the low turnout some of you are reporting.  I've had over 150 kids by here so far.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 05:50 PM (UVfht)

238 So 30 kids and counting. Not too bad since it's pissing down rain. Missus Skookumchuk and I trade off the candy distribution duties. The little tiny ones of course are the grabbiest. Nature red in tooth and claw...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (9tzvc)

239 89 Sorry. Shi Tzu. 10 month old puppy. North east Houston Posted by: ThunderB ------------------------------ Some people just need killing. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 10:10 PM (F2IAQ) Whenever something like this is reported there are the people who say that it is just a dog. My response is to ask if they would want this sick person working as a custodian in their kids' school. Besides which, I like puppehs more than I like the kind of warped humans who think up ways to torture animals.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (zPwJq)

240
TV sign. Documentary about the Japanese Shinkansen on NHK World tonight/tomorrow. A series of little 3 or 4 minute bullet train tech bites strung together. Saw the first run and it's pretty interesting.

Schedule for additional viewings at the link.  If you don't have NHK World in your area, tap the On Air tab to watch online:

High Speed, High Safety

For 50 years, Shinkansen bullet trains have linked Japan's major cities at high speed, with high density and no fatal accidents. We explore the evolution of the technology and its future.

http://www.jibtv.com/schedule/schedule.html

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (kdS6q)

241 59 "I'm just sick over the Spaceship 2 crash" They're saying the engine simply exploded when they tried to ignite it after separation. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 10:01 PM (0sl55) That's the main theory at the moment, but I'm also seeing speculation that they lost control somehow and it broke up due to aerodynamic stresses.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

242 Oh, I could give 'em a couple of .38 specials!  Problem solved, probably for years to come, lol.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (ncAtG)

243 Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 10:50 PM (MDgS It would make the pumpkin spin causing it to explode.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 05:51 PM (isznD)

244 Condoms. Posted by: NARAL at October 31, 2014 10:47 PM (fBxC6) You aren't the real NARAL. Remember kids, you don't need to make it less fun with condoms when you've got your friendly neighborhood abortionist and Obamacare!

Posted by: The Real NARAL at October 31, 2014 05:52 PM (5DM9u)

245 Factory shows are awesome. Posted by: Bob Belcher I hate watching them. There's this thing in the back of my mind when I read fiction/sci-fi like Lucifer's Hammer, if that type of event happened, how would we even get a marginal amount of that knowledge back? How many people actually know the steps from raw material to a lathe? 10? At best?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 05:52 PM (a/+dP)

246 --Heh, not sure if it's the one I read back in the day, but it follows the tract formula for sure. Kind of an irony that some Christians slam Halloween/witchcraft, yet believe speaking one incantation once in their life means a Get Out of Damnation Free card for life, whatever mis/deeds they commit thereafter. Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 10:38 PM (aqPnK) There's a whole crapload of them: http://www.chick.com/seasonal/halloween/2014/

Posted by: The Halloween Hat at October 31, 2014 05:52 PM (lN8KC)

247 Heh. Six for 10 this Halloween. A Reed household record.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at October 31, 2014 05:52 PM (bs5fH)

248 "Are pumpkin cannons rifled?"




Um, no.  The pumpkin will disintegrate well before the rifling could take effect. 


They're more like pumpkin mortars. 


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:52 PM (0sl55)

249 Damn, the moonshine provided by the cop was rough and kicking in now. Shit. Oh. Did we piss anyone off today, Horde?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 05:53 PM (GEICT)

250 He doesn't even begin to explain how 'inequality' is bad, how it 'kills jobs' and shifts the "executive/social/political power to cater to a powerful class of individuals..." Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 31, 2014 10:11 PM (a/+dP) "Because my marxist professors in college said so."

Posted by: College Educated Idiot at October 31, 2014 05:53 PM (zPwJq)

251 Plastic spork for you, for you, and one for you.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 31, 2014 05:53 PM (+4uXG)

252 Private companies create wealth, they don't just take it from other people. Look at a company like Apple. They take what is essentially a pile of dirt and make an iPhone out of it. That is creating wealth.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at October 31, 2014 05:53 PM (4LMNs)

253 It falls on deaf ears because you can't make your case.



But I WANT MY TROPHY!  I'm special!!  And you're just an anti-science H8r!

Posted by: Moonbat Treehugger at October 31, 2014 05:53 PM (nL0sw)

254 Scary movies...well, for genuinely frightening, there's "Alien." What scared the crap out of me as a kid were the old "Outer Limits" shows. "The Mice" had the most horrific looking alien ever. And then, the next week's show, "Corpus Earthling" basically said, "There isn't a single safe thing, ever. The earth is covered in monsters. You think that rock is just a rock? Ha ha." Nota bene: the "Outer Limits" shows for the most part don't hold up well. If you were scared by the Zanti misfits as a kid, the episode would likely bore you silly today. But the two I mentioned...nightmare fuel.

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (xjpRj)

255 "216 Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes . " The neighborhood dental hygienist had a big overstock at work?

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (+XMAD)

256 Condoms with pinholes poked in them.

Posted by: The Real Real NARAL at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (fBxC6)

257 Got my AOSHQDD assignment email... looking forward to being a small part of the effort. Oh, cheap whiskey and coke. Posted by: zeera ------------------ Yeah, me too. I have this vision of myself sitting frenzied, keying, clicking, pasting, and near breakdown. Really..., this is going to be a lot of fairly frantic work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (F2IAQ)

258 "WTF New Mexico? Pencils??"

Um, PGiS had something to say on this subject.

At her son's school, pencils are no longer individually owned and maintained. They all are taken away from each student on the first day by the teachers, and put into a communal pool of pencils.

I'm sure you can all immediately see where all this is going.

The kids can't be arsed to even bother to sharpen a pencil if it's not theirs. When the tip dulls or breaks, they just flick it in the trash bin with most of its useful life remaining, and go get a fresh, sharp new one from the central communal pencil supply. Why not? Lower effort.

End result? X number of weeks into a given academic term, all of the pupils are out of pencils.

This could of course easily be made into a teachable moment on the failures and vulnerabilities of socialism, but given where PGiS and her son live (Steal-attle), pointing out the downside of leftist social solutions is the LAST thing that educators would ever think to do. Instead, they'll blame capitalists for not producing sufficient numbers of pencils.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (noWW6)

259 Vote for Hillary, because businesses don't create jobs.

Posted by: College Educated Idiot at October 31, 2014 05:54 PM (zPwJq)

260 96 I have never received a job from a poor man. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo I've never received a handjob from a rich girl. From a poor man either come to think about it. But its really missing out on the the rich girl handjob I regret most. I doubt it will change much over time.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2014 05:55 PM (TIgJq)

261 195 I feel like a turd.


Some ninja kid came to my door and I had nothing.

Nobody's ever come here evar. And I still feel like a turd.

The guilt.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (MDgS



Ummm....I'm sorry it's a bit late, but....you coulda given him a $20 and made his night.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (T1005)

262 Surprised at the low turnout some of you are reporting. I've had over 150 kids by here so far.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:50 PM (UVfht)



Year Four of me living in this house and my grand total of TorTers is....


ZERO! Hahahahaha!


It pays to live on a dark country road!

Posted by: Country Singer at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (nL0sw)

263 I pissed off the pumpkin cannon people recently.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (MDgS8)

264 It must be about 30 years ago, on a foggy Halloween night, the local(Seattle) NPR station did a reading of "The Mist" by King.
We had all the lights out and were half-baked.
It was one of the best things, evah!!!

Posted by: ChrisP at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (ZdTZc)

265 It's early yet, just eleven, but I think its off to bed for me.

Have to get up early and see if I can spot my car key (it's a fancy computo key that costs like a hundred bucks or something to replace) before it gets rained on.

And of course the  cemetery and grime reaper and strobes and all have to be put away before the rain and/or temp drop.

Posted by: SarahW at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (Lbv/k)

266 Dude. I am beyond fucked. We played flip cup AFTER shots of shine. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready Never heard of flip cup? What does that involve, if you can still type.

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (o/90i)

267 Slow, steady trickle of kids here tonight. Love the little ones who don't quite know why they are doing what they're doing. So cute.

Posted by: Tuna at October 31, 2014 05:56 PM (hpWy+)

268 Condoms. Posted by: NARAL at October 31, 2014 10:47 PM (fBxC6) RU-486

Posted by: Zombie Margaret Sanger at October 31, 2014 05:57 PM (lN8KC)

269 "237 Surprised at the low turnout some of you are reporting. I've had over 150 kids by here so far." Maybe the state of the economy and the Obama administration scandals has reduced their enthusiasm. Plus it's an off year Halloween and many kids have gotten their candy weeks ago thanks to new rules extending the trick or treat period to several weeks before the election.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 05:57 PM (YhayY)

270 I've never received a handjob from a rich girl. From a poor man either come to think about it. But its really missing out on the the rich girl handjob I regret most. I doubt it will change much over time. ___ Meh, poor, rich, doesn't matter to me. I tell you though there aren't many girls that can drive a stick like Reggie.

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 31, 2014 05:57 PM (5DM9u)

271 "Someone in my neighborhood was giving out toothpaste and toothbrushes."

I grew up near where the family dentist lived, and he did that. Most unpopular stop on the tour, bar none.

You would think that a dentist would be giving out plenty of tooth-decaying candy as a practice builder. Unclear on the concept.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 05:58 PM (noWW6)

272 "That's the main theory at the moment, but I'm also seeing speculation that they lost control somehow and it broke up due to aerodynamic stresses."




I read one report saying that the debris was "relatively local."  As if the vast majority of the craft went it in one reasonably small area.


I'm not sure what this means. If it broke up at altitude you'd have crap strung all over an area. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 05:58 PM (0sl55)

273 I JUST HAD A TERRIBLE nIGHTMAYOR. iT WAS CALLED NIGHTMAYOR ON pENCILVANIA aVENUE AND bUSH WAS THE pRESDENT...nOW THAT IS SCARY AND WE SHOULD BE THANKFULL FOR OUR BLACK pRESIDENT.

Posted by: LaQuisha Lienhoerstien at October 31, 2014 05:58 PM (D5iCY)

274 Vote for Hillary, because businesses don't create jobs. Posted by: College Educated Idiot ----------------- Yep. And a wave of immigrants will drive employment and wages up!

Posted by: Sec,. Of Labor at October 31, 2014 05:58 PM (F2IAQ)

275 Yeah, me too. I have this vision of myself sitting frenzied, keying, clicking, pasting, and near breakdown. Really..., this is going to be a lot of fairly frantic work. ------------------- I'm moving another old computer monitor into the room this weekend. I figure I can manage my list, the state site, CAC's results and the HQ.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (X3xYu)

276 It must be about 30 years ago, on a foggy Halloween night, the local(Seattle) NPR station did a reading of "The Mist" by King. *** Oh my God...its a giant spider. In Maine. And now giant mosquitos. Stephen King is mailing it in now.

Posted by: My reaction to watching the Mist at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (5DM9u)

277 Never heard of flip cup? What does that involve, if you can still type. Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 10:56 PM (o/90i) Teams of 4 or 5. Everyone has a plastic cup. You pour beer or drink of choice, small amount into the cup. First two people go, they drink what's in the cup, set the cup on the edge of the table and try to "flip" it to land upside down. Once they land it, next person goes. Keep going until last person completes. First team to finish, wins.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (GEICT)

278 You want a hand-job? From me? Are you richer than me?

Posted by: A Rich Girl at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (fBxC6)

279 >>At her son's school, pencils are no longer individually owned and maintained. They all are taken away from each student on the first day by the teachers, and put into a communal pool of pencils.

Yup, they did that at my son's elementary school, and not just pencils - also glue, markers, erasers, folders. Made me mad - why bother getting good supplies, like Ticonderoga pencils (with soft lead that was easier for my writing-challenged son than other brands) when it will go to some other's kid? Then everyone sends in cheap-ass supplies.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (D/504)

280 I wear a really long condom on my tusk.

Posted by: NARWHAL at October 31, 2014 05:59 PM (4LMNs)

281 I tell you though there aren't many girls that can drive a stick like Reggie. Posted by: Barack Obama at October 31, 2014 10:57 PM (5DM9u) Funny...he said the same thing about you.

Posted by: BignJames at October 31, 2014 06:00 PM (j7iSn)

282 The Inheritors. Outer Limits double ep with Robert Duvall. One of the best TV shows ever. Highly recommend.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:00 PM (MDgS8)

283 Kind of an irony that some Christians slam Halloween/witchcraft, yet believe speaking one incantation once in their life means a Get Out of Damnation Free card for life, whatever mis/deeds they commit thereafter. Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 10:38 PM (aqPnK) Well, it even kinda ticks me off when certain Christian groups go on about Harry Potter or what have you. Fairy tales, magic tales and Halloween legends existed in Europe (when Europe was religious) right alongside Christianity, and I've never read that people had fits about Hans Christian Anderson's stories or "Grimm's Fairy Tales." That's part of our heritage too. This prudishness about Halloween is a pretty recent development, I believe.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:00 PM (+XMAD)

284 There is a Liberian woman in Portland, Oregon in hospital isolation with more than a 102 degree fever. She arrived from Liberia on Tuesday (almost certainly on a tourist visa). Think the Democratic political types are sweating out the results of the Ebola test? Maybe the CDC can "lose" the test results until Wednesday...

Posted by: Your Friend Mr. Ebola! at October 31, 2014 06:00 PM (xnAyb)

285 "Have to get up early and see if I can spot my car key (it's a fancy computo key that costs like a hundred bucks or something to replace) before it gets rained on."

I loathe those things with the heat of a thousand exploding suns.

If we're going to be asked to pay that much money for a CAR KEY, we ought to be able to send it a text and have it reply with two-meter resolution GPS coordinates. Here I am! Over here!

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 06:00 PM (noWW6)

286 @cthulhu Your decorations sound neat. Still in Bay Area?

Posted by: CM at October 31, 2014 06:01 PM (MlT18)

287 I'm joining the PC crazies this Halloween--nothing but Free Mumia for my trick-or-treaters.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 31, 2014 06:01 PM (lG2E3)

288 Love the little ones who don't quite know why they are doing what they're doing. So cute. I hate the teenagers who don't even bother to costume up. They just have a gimme gimme attitude. After a couple years of those jokers I just shut off all the lights until the action is over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 06:01 PM (W5DcG)

289 >>It must be about 30 years ago, on a foggy Halloween night, the local(Seattle) NPR station did a reading of "The Mist" by King.

That is awesome. King's early stuff is so great.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2014 06:02 PM (D/504)

290 I'm moving another old computer monitor into the room this weekend. I figure I can manage my list, the state site, CAC's results and the HQ. Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs -------------- * lightbulb goes off * Damn! Why didn't I think of that. Duh. Got a 17" LCD monitor sitting in the basement

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:02 PM (F2IAQ)

291 You would think that a dentist would be giving out plenty of tooth-decaying candy as a practice builder. Unclear on the concept. Posted by: torquewrench Or even those weird sorbitol lozenges.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 06:02 PM (a/+dP)

292 "Instead, they'll blame capitalists for not producing sufficient numbers of pencils. " Failures of Socialism are never ever attributable to the Failures of Socialism and must be laid at the feet of another, aka, the boogie man, the republicans, the capitalists, the men, the women, the caucasians, (insert meme of the day here).

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:02 PM (JgC5a)

293 He/she chose the wrong neighborhood. It's the little shit's fault. He/she should have planned better.
Did you hear the man, Timmy? This is all your fault.

Posted by: Uncle Harry Reid at October 31, 2014 06:03 PM (Ua6T/)

294 193 I had my man card suspended tonight. Couldn't get a fire started in our new fire pit after trying to McGyver kindling since I had none. Are they making newspaper fireproof these days? Pint of gasoline, a match, ten feet away, 911 on speed dial.

Posted by: Buffalobob at October 31, 2014 06:03 PM (w+5ie)

295 Just heard a shriek -- one little girl triggered one of the motion-sensor widgets and almost didn't make it to the door....then asked the fiancee to turn 'em all off so she could leave. Her mom good-naturedly said, "she'll make it."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 06:04 PM (T1005)

296 I hope someone egged Ebola nurse's house tonight.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 31, 2014 06:04 PM (Lqy/e)

297 Let me clarify: there were a number of thoughtful episodes of The Outer Limits. The Inheritors was definitely one of them. But there's a reason I say that The Outer Limits was one of the greatest half-hour shows ever made. Too bad it was broadcast as an hour. The Zanti Misfits is one where you can hit the fast forward button A LOT and not miss anything. The must-derided second season has a lot to recommend it. Even if two of the really great shows were written by uber a-hole Harlan Ellision.

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 06:05 PM (xjpRj)

298 It's only Halloween and parts of the country are getting serious snow. Global Warming is really kicking in. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 10:34 PM We fought snow coming at us sideways whilst Trick or Treating tonight just outside the wire of The Peoples' Republick of AnnArbor

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 06:05 PM (KCxzN)

299 I hate the teenagers who don't even bother to costume up. ___ So, um, like I'm Donna from, uh, the Wizard of Odd. I've got, uh, like a miniskirt and, uh, a stuffed....cat? Anyway, like, uh, please, uh give me some candy or like something.

Posted by: Last time I had teenagers on Halloween at October 31, 2014 06:06 PM (5DM9u)

300 Movie stars get paid by producers for box office appeal, producers make money from ticket sales, the public willingly pays to be entertained. A lot of people have made money, who has been impoverished? Posted by: --- at October 31, 2014 10:19 PM (MMC8r) Not to mention all of the people who work on the movie, including the minor actors, and the entire crew. How many people get paychecks from one movie? And as we've seen in Michigan with the automobile industry, there are all of the people who work in satellite companies. Most people have no idea how many smaller companies there are that make parts for Ford. The same thing is probably true with the movie industry. Steve Jobs was a billionaire. How many people had jobs because of him? How many people made money in stock because of him? How much money have retail stores and their employees made because of him? How many companies and people made money producing accessories and software because of him?

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 06:06 PM (zPwJq)

301 Thanks Tammy! I'll try and do more of both. Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 10:48 PM (dVk8Y) Please do! You've been around far too long to still be lurking, ya know.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 06:07 PM (G5aNk)

302 Hammer you have any snow up there yet?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 31, 2014 06:07 PM (X3xYu)

303 Anyway, like, uh, please, uh give me some candy or like something. If they had said "please" I wouldn't have been so put off by them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 06:07 PM (W5DcG)

304 Halloween Blizzard of '91 is a vivid memory. Draining/winterizing the hot tub in horizontal snow. Good times

Posted by: zeera at October 31, 2014 06:07 PM (wW4M0)

305 So, um, like I'm Donna from, uh, the Wizard of Odd. I've got, uh, like a miniskirt and, uh, a stuffed....cat? Anyway, like, uh, please, uh give me some candy or like something. -------- PRO TIP: Urinal cakes are festive, yet useful.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 06:07 PM (bs5fH)

306 Well, it even kinda ticks me off when certain Christian groups go on about Harry Potter or what have you. Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 11:00 PM (+XMAD) via The Onion: Harry Potter Books Spark Rise In Satanism Among Children http://tinyurl.com/ykfw35r

Posted by: Muggle Liberation Front at October 31, 2014 06:08 PM (lN8KC)

307 283 "This prudishness about Halloween is a pretty recent development, I believe." I call them "Sunni" Christians because they want to strip all accoutrement (that they see as idolatry) away. That may be fine for church services but it oozes into every facet of life. My old church used to do a dreadful "Harvest Festival" instead of Halloween. Of course harvest festivals are 100% pagan in origin. Explaining this to them was futile.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 06:08 PM (YhayY)

308 One place I lived these doofus guys from the local high school showed up with their dirty post practice football equipment on. Doofuses. I gave cause I'm a giver. What the hell.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:08 PM (MDgS8)

309 Ronald Reagan laid the Great Lie of Socialism bare, for all the world to see. God bless him for doing so. He destroyed them while they were all busy pointing their fingers at one another.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:09 PM (JgC5a)

310 Trick or treat was last weekend here - which is probably good because I was in capris and short sleeves last weekend and today I was sorry I didn't have my winter coat on. What's funny around here is - there aren't that many kids living in my neighborhood, which is urban, largely white, and middle class, and a block east of me becomes wealthy (believe me, I am not - I got a good deal.) But the trick or treaters are largely black kids from the inner city. I don't blame their parents one bit for bringing them here to trick-or-treat. It's safer than going door to door in their neighborhoods and they probably get better goodies. And the people who do that look like people who give a shit about their kids - the kids have on cute costumes and are accompanied by their parents.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:09 PM (+XMAD)

311 "Just heard a shriek -- one little girl triggered one of the motion-sensor widgets and almost didn't make it to the door....then asked the fiancee to turn 'em all off so she could leave."

So, um, what do these motion sensor widgets DO?

I have motion sensor sprinklers to deter deer from chowing down in the yard (the older and bolder does will happily eat everything while being showered, worse luck).

But I don't turn those on for trick-or-treaters.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 06:09 PM (noWW6)

312 But if workers knew the real numbers, most of them would be outraged, because paychecks are not enough these days, just like the number of jobs is scarce.

-----

Damn right, if the workers knew the real numbers, they'd be outraged. Especially if they ever took the time to look over their paystub and saw the tax deductions. Direct deposit has eliminated most of that. Even I am guilty, I just look for my pay in the bank, the mailed (olr emailed) paystub remains in a puke with the rest of the junk mail.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (Q3tFF)

313 EXCELLENT, Cthulhu! Wow, looks like I even spelled it right for a change.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (G5aNk)

314 I had my man card suspended tonight. Couldn't get a fire started in our new fire pit after trying to McGyver kindling since I had none. Are they making newspaper fireproof these days? Pint of gasoline, a match, ten feet away, 911 on speed dial. Posted by: Buffalobob New? As in the cement and or mortar was still wet? Dry wood or did you use green wood?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (a/+dP)

315 "We fought snow coming at us sideways whilst Trick or Treating tonight just outside the wire of The Peoples' Republick of AnnArbor"



Sounds like you need to pay more taxes and submit to more government authority. 


To fix the snow, you see. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (0sl55)

316 Nerdygirl -- good post.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (MDgS8)

317 Serena the Teenage Red Bitch. Wasn't that a movie?

Posted by: zombie eddie murphy at October 31, 2014 06:10 PM (JMCjf)

318 272 I'm not sure what this means. If it broke up at altitude you'd have crap strung all over an area. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 10:58 PM (0sl55) My understanding is that it broke up at altitude. The crew had parachutes, but they did not have ejection seats. I've seen reports that the surviving pilot had neck and back injuries, and the dead co-pilot was still in his seat when found on the ground. This is pure speculation on my part, but I think they sustained their injuries during the explosion or breakup. Perhaps the co-pilot was either killed outright or otherwise incapacitated so that he couldn't get out. I remember reading an account of an accident during early B-17 testing. As the plane spun out of control, several crew members were trapped in the rear fuselage by the g-forces and were unable to reach the escape hatches. Only when the tail broke off were they able to exit through the hole. Later models of the B-17 had beefed-up tails, so I'm sure there were plenty of cases where planes were shot down and some crew members were unable to bail out.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 06:11 PM (sdi6R)

319 Never heard of flip cup? What does that involve, if you can still type. Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 10:56 PM (o/90i) Teams of 4 or 5. Everyone has a plastic cup. You pour beer or drink of choice, small amount into the cup. First two people go, they drink what's in the cup, set the cup on the edge of the table and try to "flip" it to land upside down. Once they land it, next person goes. Keep going until last person completes. First team to finish, wins. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 10:59 PM What-ever happened to playing "quarters"? (I'll kick your ass, BTW)

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 06:11 PM (KCxzN)

320 Wow. PIMF, indeed.


Posted by: Biff Boffo at October 31, 2014 06:11 PM (Q3tFF)

321 Posted by: bestie21 at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM Thanks a lot bestie. I know, I know, never click on a link in the ONT, my bad.

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 06:11 PM (o/90i)

322 What-ever happened to playing "quarters"? (I'll kick your ass, BTW) Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 11:11 PM (KCxzN) As drunk as I am, yes, you would kick my ass at quarters.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 06:14 PM (GEICT)

323 #317 Sorry, Serena, I didn't realize you were quoting and not preaching. Please excuse me. (Or zombie eddie murphy.)

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at October 31, 2014 06:14 PM (JMCjf)

324 "Corpus Earthling" is still pretty damned terrifying, fifty years later. Trivia point: when Joseph Stefano (the producer) saw the episode before broadcast, he wanted to find a way to stop it from being aired. It was simply too terrifying for him. But he couldn't find anything, and it got broadcast. And if you've never seen it, see it.

Posted by: Null at October 31, 2014 06:16 PM (xjpRj)

325 286 @cthulhu

Your decorations sound neat. Still in Bay Area?

Posted by: CM at October 31, 2014 11:01 PM (MlT1



'Fraid so.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 06:16 PM (T1005)

326 The true meaning of the holiday
http://tinyurl.com/28fpom5

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 06:17 PM (jtgkZ)

327 For those of you who decorate your yards as graveyards and so on. Bless you. When we were kids, there was a woman who would dress up as a witch, cackle at you, and she would take you to her backyard where she had the candy in black cauldron. We always looked forward to going there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 06:18 PM (zPwJq)

328 Salem's Lot scared the beejeezus outta me when I was a kid. Uhhh....that kid floating up to the window.... And when they found the vampire in it's coffin...

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:19 PM (MDgS8)

329 The only game I ever played drunk (well, maybe not the only one, but was bar dice. And I never figured out what the hell I was doing because I was three sheets to the wind when it was explained to me and the bar was loud. I just slapped the cup down on the bar and waited for my boyfriend (always played it in the company of a boyfriend) to tell me what was what. "You won, Donna!" "I did? Yay!"

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:19 PM (+XMAD)

330 Do "they" sill make Mary Jane bars and Bazooka bubble gum anymore?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2014 10:41 PM (aqPnK)



Bazooka bubble gum is still made...in Mexico. You can find it at Dollar Tree.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2014 06:19 PM (5FjnZ)

331 33.1 deg. and falling, with drizzle. Happy Halloween

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:20 PM (F2IAQ)

332 As drunk as I am, yes, you would kick my ass at quarters. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 11:14 PM But we'd have fun doing it, BC. I can't wait for the National Moron MeetUp... Can you imagine the "quarters" tournament? I can. I'm already saving up for bail money

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 06:20 PM (KCxzN)

333 Of course harvest festivals are 100% pagan in origin. Explaining this to them was futile. Posted by: Naes I get your overall point and agree that Halloween has become so secular that even fundamentalists really have little purchase on denouncing it. However, the idea that a celebration after harvest is 'pagan' isn't really true. (especially considering our post-modern assholes' fetish for all things 'Pagan' ) It pre-existed any farmer culture, and any supposed celtic civ. Harvesting any kind of crop or game would have made any tribe every happy enough to take a few more pulls on the fermented yaks milk. It's not a novel or even a pre-novel idea.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 06:20 PM (a/+dP)

334 There's something about the look of horror movies from the 70s and 80s that I love: Currently watching: The Beyond (1980) Next up: The Blob Remake In the Mouth of Madness Christine.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 06:20 PM (YhayY)

335 My favorite spooky movie: "The Others"

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:21 PM (JgC5a)

336 "This is pure speculation on my part, but I think they sustained their injuries during the explosion or breakup. Perhaps the co-pilot was either killed outright or otherwise incapacitated so that he couldn't get out. "



That is good speculation.  The Alt was 50' or so?  The aircraft descended from there.  Someone was dead or unable and the other chucked out.  Surely along guidelines.  Get. Out. 



What's the problem and how to avoid in the future? 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 06:21 PM (0sl55)

337 171 Another thing that galls me is when someone bitches that a billionaire has something like a yacht. Posted by: --- at October 31, 2014 10:34 PM (MMC8r) At one time, I think during Carter's years, they had some kind of luxury tax on yachts. Turns out they almost bankrupted a yacht building business. IIRC there was one of these businesses in Michigan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 06:21 PM (zPwJq)

338 But we'd have fun doing it, BC. I can't wait for the National Moron MeetUp... Can you imagine the "quarters" tournament? I can. I'm already saving up for bail money Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 11:20 PM (KCxzN) Fuck me, it'd be fun. We might not survive, but it'd be fun.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at October 31, 2014 06:21 PM (GEICT)

339 Bazooka bubble gum always had the weirdest ass cartoons. I remember the character with the turtleneck sweater pulled halfway up his face, WTF was that? And the jokes were never funny.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:22 PM (+XMAD)

340 Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 11:21 PM (JgC5a) Creepier sixth sense.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 31, 2014 06:23 PM (isznD)

341 Donna now you've got me thinking about Sea Monkeys for some reason....

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:23 PM (MDgS8)

342 I'm watching the Winter Soldier. Captain America is talking to a soldier...who happens to be black...in DC. Black widow pulls up and the solider says something like "How are you doing?"...and suddenly the woman walking through NYC video comes to mind. Who knew that this movie was so misogynistic?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 31, 2014 06:23 PM (5DM9u)

343 Bazooka Joe

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:24 PM (F2IAQ)

344 Surprised at the low turnout some of you are reporting. I've had over 150 kids by here so far. Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:50 PM We've had record turnout here, maybe 100 or more. Surprised others had low turnouts.

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 06:25 PM (o/90i)

345 That is horrible! Who would torture dogs like that? Messed up. Future serial killer, someone do tomorrow a favor and get this freak out of the gene pool.

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:25 PM (TETYm)

346 I live in a rural area and haven't had any kids stop by for trick or treat for several years. Despite my porch lights on, and candle lit pumpkin, which was quite a feat keeping going in a 40 mph wind tonight. Kind of takes the fun out of Halloween. Not to mention there are no good scary films on the tube. Halloween V or VI, and a bunch of ghost hunting documentaries with people with green faces pretending there is a ghost in the haunted bedroom. Well, there's always next year....

Posted by: Jen at October 31, 2014 06:26 PM (2dbjH)

347 At one time, I think during Carter's years, they had some kind of luxury tax on yachts. Turns out they almost bankrupted a yacht building business. IIRC there was one of these businesses in Michigan. ----------- It decimated the boat-building business in Southern California. But the idiot socialists are impervious to the lessons of history.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 06:27 PM (bs5fH)

348 Since it's doggie night, this story is relevant. Muzzies once again shout to Europeans "jump" and Europe says "how high" Muslims declare jihad on Europe's dogs http://tinyurl.com/op2ny78

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2014 06:27 PM (aTXUx)

349 no good scary films on the tube

1931 Frankestein on now.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 06:28 PM (jtgkZ)

350 345 That is horrible! Who would torture dogs like that? Messed up. Future serial killer, someone do tomorrow a favor and get this freak out of the gene pool. Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 11:25 PM (TETYm) Amen to that.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 06:28 PM (sdi6R)

351 931 Frankestein on now. Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 11:28 PM (jtgkZ) On Turner? I'll go check, thanks.

Posted by: Jen at October 31, 2014 06:28 PM (2dbjH)

352 Out, Bitches. 



Hasta.  En La Menana.   I'll have fresh Hell to discuss. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 06:29 PM (0sl55)

353 Meh.

Took my girls trick or treating, and dropped them off back at the house of their mother who left me and yet still gets half my money, and now wants more.

So I've been drinking, and I'll shut up now. Upside is that after a year and a half, I have hot water again.

Gripe, gripe, gripe. Poverty is my own fault, says Maetenloach.

Good night.



Posted by: Just some guy at October 31, 2014 06:29 PM (yxw0r)

354 Jean -- are you talking about the green bulldog in the Daisy Dukes?

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:29 PM (MDgS8)

355 Turns out they almost bankrupted a yacht building business.
I just heard tonight on the UK Antiques Roadshow that in the 1790s one of the Pitts put a tax on clocks and watches so people got rid of their timepieces; pubs forced you to pay for a pint to see their house clock to know the time; and a bunch of manufacturers went out of business, so they repealed the tax after just 6 months.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at October 31, 2014 06:30 PM (JMCjf)

356 Bazooka bubble gum always had the weirdest ass cartoons. I remember the character with the turtleneck sweater pulled halfway up his face, WTF was that? And the jokes were never funny. Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 11:22 PM (+XMAD) I think that be Mort. If I remember right. yeah weird shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 31, 2014 06:30 PM (FMbng)

357 JSG - G'night. Hang tough.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:31 PM (F2IAQ)

358 341 Donna now you've got me thinking about Sea Monkeys for some reason.... Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 11:23 PM (MDgS8 Sea monkeys! I thought they were real! Ah, those old ads for mail order crap. Remember the "you can learn to draw like this" with some girl's head? If you sent in money, you'd get drawing lessons and become a Rembrandt. The funniest ones, in retrospect, were the vibrator ads which always showed some woman holding a vibrator to her cheek. "Relieves stress!" They are funny now, but when I was a child, I was mystified by them. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how they could relieve stress.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:31 PM (+XMAD)

359 I'm watching the Interociter channel on MovieHolics.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 06:31 PM (jtgkZ)

360 Donna lol

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:32 PM (MDgS8)

361 ..."And the jokes were never funny." -Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. Seamus Muldoon hardest hit. How dare your take a swipe at his Muse, Bazooka Joe?

Posted by: ColdBeer1[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2014 06:33 PM (16bOT)

362 are you talking about the green bulldog in the Daisy Dukes? Posted by: eleven ------------------- I think that is a kilt. Is GGE here, we could ask.. But, not, farther up thread. Try 30

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:33 PM (F2IAQ)

363 234 Are pumpkin cannons rifled? A truly serious pumpkin cannoneer would rifle a pumpkin cannon. Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 10:50 PM (MDgS I don't know, but a lot of them were hunters and knew their guns. One of the men owned some company near Detroit. He supplied the cannon.The cannon would be very large and had to be hauled to New Hampshire.This was a pretty expensive hobby. The name of theirs was "The Second Amendment". I haven't seen this woman in a few years, and I think that that team ended and another team has taken on the name.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2014 06:35 PM (zPwJq)

364 Oh.....ughhh Dog torture precursor to killing people. #1 sign.

Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 06:36 PM (MDgS8)

365 "This is pure speculation on my part, but I think they sustained their injuries during the explosion or breakup. Perhaps the co-pilot was either killed outright or otherwise incapacitated so that he couldn't get out." That is good speculation. The Alt was 50' or so? The aircraft descended from there. Someone was dead or unable and the other chucked out. Surely along guidelines. Get. Out. What's the problem and how to avoid in the future? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2014 11:21 PM The "smallness" of the debris field suggests that the spacecraft was mostly intact when it impacted (sorry to be so "clinical", it's the only way I can get through this accident). What is the eject protocol / mechanism on the Scaled Composites design? Usually, if one of the front-seaters punches out, the other goes with him.

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 06:36 PM (KCxzN)

366 Please do! You've been around far too long to still be lurking, ya know.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 11:07 PM (G5aNk)


Ya, I've been hanging around here since 2007 or so. I guess I get more caught up in reading rather than posting.

Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 06:37 PM (dVk8Y)

367 No eleven, the guy painting and dragging dogs.

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:37 PM (TETYm)

368 "364 Oh.....ughhh Dog torture precursor to killing people. #1 sign." Or working in a Korean restaurant. Amirite?

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 06:37 PM (YhayY)

369 The government used to put a tax on windows, for the love of Pete. Windows. Look it up.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:37 PM (JgC5a)

370 so they repealed the tax after just 6 months. Posted by: andycanuck at October 31, 2014 11:30 PM (JMCjf) And people have the conceit that we're so much smarter than the people in earlier centuries.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:38 PM (+XMAD)

371 Dog torture precursor to killing people. #1 sign." Or working in a Korean restaurant. Amirite? Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 11:37 PM (YhayY) Or the White House kitchen

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2014 06:39 PM (aTXUx)

372 367 No eleven, the guy painting and dragging dogs. Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 11:37 PM (TETYm) That's such a disgusting story I've purposely avoided it. I don't want to get angry.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:40 PM (+XMAD)

373 365 What is the eject protocol / mechanism on the Scaled Composites design? Usually, if one of the front-seaters punches out, the other goes with him. Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 11:36 PM (KCxzN) It was designed to be a passenger craft with a total capacity of eight, so there were no ejection seats. The pilots had to find their way out of the wreckage of the cabin somehow. Only one did. I'm imagining a pretty grisly and frightening scene.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 06:42 PM (sdi6R)

374 Spaceship 2 was not a big aircraft. I saw it up close and was surprised at how small it was. Inside it was about the size of a King Air.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 06:42 PM (XTlIj)

375 And people have the conceit that we're so much smarter than the people in earlier centuries. Posted by: Donna ------------- It's almost as if it would be wise to conserve the valuable lessons we have learned over centuries of experience with human nature, embracing those things that lead to a stable, civil, prosperous society, and rejecting those that destabilize society.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 06:43 PM (F2IAQ)

376 I don't want to get angry. Good plan. The news has been bad enough lately and then there's the election to worry about . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 06:43 PM (AVEe1)

377 I don't understand the media comment that the rocket was "untested"? This was obliviously a test, but no firings previously?

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:44 PM (TETYm)

378 245 Factory shows are awesome.
Posted by: Bob Belcher


I hate watching them.

There's this thing in the back of my mind when I read fiction/sci-fi like Lucifer's Hammer, if that type of event happened, how would we even get a marginal amount of that knowledge back?

How many people actually know the steps from raw material to a lathe? 10? At best?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 31, 2014 10:52 PM (a/+dP)



It's not about the knowledge -- otherwise, any idiot with an old paper copy of Encyclopedia Britannica could own the world. It's about having to be everywhere at once -- from the iron mine for the ways to the draw plates for the wire for the electric motors....But, such is the genius of capitalism, people can self-organize across the entire economy to make that lathe inevitable. Some guy says, "y'know what? I think I can [name a step from ore to lathe] and make a buck or two." If too many people choose a step -- say, driving the bearings across town from the bearing factory to the lathe factory -- they'll get a signal to change which step they should focus on ("crap, I spent a whole day loading, driving, then unloading a metric buttload of heavy bearings and all I get is $18?!?!?!? -- I could do better hauling ore from the mine to the smelter").



And every single whinge over "inequality" is based on someone wanting to do something that nobody values (including pontificate over inequality) and be paid in a way that ignores and belittles the very real contributions of people who are doing things that people are willing to pay for.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 06:44 PM (T1005)

379 3 trick or treaters here, all before 7. My boyfriend is happy and it will justify buying candy next year.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 31, 2014 06:44 PM (Lqy/e)

380 Where are the geeks talking about this?

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:45 PM (TETYm)

381 It's almost as if it would be wise to conserve the valuable lessons we have learned over centuries of experience with human nature, embracing those things that lead to a stable, civil, prosperous society, and rejecting those that destabilize society. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 11:43 PM (F2IAQ) Yeah, what an idea! Just think, we wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel every couple of generations!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 06:46 PM (+XMAD)

382 377 I don't understand the media comment that the rocket was "untested"? This was obliviously a test, but no firings previously? Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 11:44 PM (TETYm) I'm sure there were static ground tests, but this was the first flight test.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

383 3 trick or treaters here, all before 7. My boyfriend is happy and it will justify buying candy next year. Posted by: Notsothoreau Enough to justify buying candy, but few enough so you can get the good stuff.

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:48 PM (TETYm)

384 First flight test with the new fuel mixture. They did static tests.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:48 PM (JgC5a)

385 "I don't understand the media comment that the rocket was 'untested'? This was obliviously a test, but no firings previously?"

Accident airframe (spaceframe?) previously flown in tests.

First live test flight with the new generation engine.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 06:49 PM (noWW6)

386 Good Lord! Soundcloud is banned? WTF?

Posted by: Mr. alu Fods: Semi-Pro Lurker at October 31, 2014 06:49 PM (dVk8Y)

387 374 Spaceship 2 was not a big aircraft. I saw it up close and was surprised at how small it was. Inside it was about the size of a King Air. ---/- A King Air is a pretty spacious aircraft. In my piloting days, all of my turbine time was in a King Air B200. Nice, comfortable airplane, though probably not up to Sir Hillary Edmund's standards.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 06:49 PM (bs5fH)

388 I'm watching the animated Clone Wars, and it's not bad. I ended my moratorium on Star Wars when Lucas gave up the reins.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 31, 2014 06:51 PM (+4uXG)

389 "388 I'm watching the animated Clone Wars, and it's not bad. I ended my moratorium on Star Wars when Lucas gave up the reins." Which one? The cartoon or the computer animated one?

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 06:53 PM (YhayY)

390 I'm imagining a pretty grisly and frightening scene. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 11:42 PM Spaceship 2 was not a big aircraft. I saw it up close and was surprised at how small it was. Inside it was about the size of a King Air. Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 11:42 PM right, rickl, I can imagine a lot of shit, but I can't imagine that situation extra, right. The crash in Wichita the other day was a King Air. There's not too many of them left

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 06:53 PM (KCxzN)

391 Ivanpah solar thermal power plant energy production falling well short of projections. Here's the kicker though. Its carbon footprint is essentially the same as a natural gas-fired power plant for just a bit more power and a lot more cost. Isn't this the plant that, when birds fly near the collector, instantly fries them if they cross one of the beams from the reflectors?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 31, 2014 06:53 PM (9srI4)

392 The Clone Wars is much better produced than the movies

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2014 06:54 PM (TETYm)

393 What I meant was that the debris field was not going to be real big.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 06:54 PM (XTlIj)

394 I linked this article at #164, and I strongly recommend it. https://tinyurl.com/ohvlbrn It was posted yesterday, before the accident, but it gives some good background information about the problems of SpaceShipTwo, and the fact that many people had been criticizing the engine design. The author, Dave Messier, was at Mojave today and witnessed the crash.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 06:54 PM (sdi6R)

395 The author, Dave Messier, was at Mojave today and witnessed the crash. -------- It was horrible.

Posted by: Dick Rocket at October 31, 2014 06:57 PM (bs5fH)

396 What-ever happened to playing "quarters"? (I'll kick your ass, BTW) Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 11:11 PM Quarters, we played that. Jog my middle-aged memory please.

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 06:58 PM (o/90i)

397 Bazooka bubble gum is still made...in Mexico. You can find it at Dollar Tree.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2014 11:19 PM (5FjnZ)


Just watch out for that misprint Bazooka Joe comic that has the word that calls out the deeemooons to pooooosesss yoooouuu.  (spooky, yes? For Halloween!)

Posted by: Kindletot at October 31, 2014 06:59 PM (t//F+)

398 Hey all, having a great Halloween. Got lots of compliments on my costume, met some squid cryppies, danced with Officer Jim Dangle, and got invited to a wedding.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at October 31, 2014 06:59 PM (EmzRt)

399 First, the Wallops Island explosion. Second, the Virgin experimental space craft. Three times will be enemy action.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 06:59 PM (JgC5a)

400 rickl, I read that earlier. Thanks for the link. I know this is too early to talk about, but all the potential in this was not Spaceship 2 and space thrill rides. It was the aerial launch platform. The plane Paul Allen is building in Mojave will change everything.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 07:00 PM (XTlIj)

401 Dog torture precursor to killing people. #1 sign. Posted by: eleven at October 31, 2014 11:36 PM (MDgS Make love, not war!

Posted by: Zoophiles everywhere at October 31, 2014 07:03 PM (lN8KC)

402 #317 Sorry, Serena, I didn't realize you were quoting and not preaching. Please excuse me. (Or zombie eddie murphy.) Posted by: andycanuck at October 31, 2014 11:14 PM Don't feel too bad I almost made the same mistake. Was going to rant at her until I realized it was a quote. Scuse me while I get another glass of wine and lower my reading comprehension further, WTH it's Fri and Halloween!

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 07:03 PM (o/90i)

403 When the time is right move on to Spaceship 3. There is no better way to honor the man who died and the man who was injured.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2014 07:03 PM (MQEz6)

404 Happy Halloween Horde enjoyed the previous thread and now I am jonses for a box of Heath bars.

I go through a Euro site for live sport streams and I have seen this for American football a listing for the NFL at 19h30 tonight "Fall Experimental Football League"  I come back and the link disappeared so I switch over to the NFL Network and nothing.  Is this a ruse as I can't find any news on the FAFL?

Thanks in advance and have a good weekend.
Stay safe!

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at October 31, 2014 07:03 PM (shGU3)

405 Caterpillar filters? wasnt that one of the spambots a while back?

Posted by: helofixer at October 31, 2014 07:03 PM (bKCtN)

406 3 trick or treaters here, all before 7. My boyfriend is happy and it will justify buying candy next year. Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 31, 2014 11:44 PM (Lqy/e) I had zero. It changes from year to year. I had maybe 3-4 last year, none the year before that, maybe 2 the year before that, and probably a few years of nothing before that. Never had more than 7 or 8. I always get 2 bags of candy though.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 31, 2014 07:05 PM (FMbng)

407 Caterpillar filters? wasnt that one of the spambots a while back? ---------- Don't be so judgmental.

Posted by: Quality Lace Wigs at October 31, 2014 07:05 PM (bs5fH)

408 First, the Wallops Island explosion. Second, the Virgin experimental space craft. Three times will be enemy action. Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 11:59 PM On one hand, I agree with you. On the other hand, I gotta go with "Space is hard"

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 07:05 PM (KCxzN)

409 ^ *uh, that's FEFL

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at October 31, 2014 07:06 PM (shGU3)

410 Machines for Sale wasn't spam, but it was genius. I yearn for its return.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 31, 2014 07:07 PM (l3vZN)

411 "You won, Donna!" "I did? Yay!" Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. Ship, Capt, Crew? Is that a Midwestern thing or more widespread?

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 07:08 PM (o/90i)

412 Machines for Sale wasn't spam, but it was genius. I yearn for its return. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 01, 2014 12:07 AM (l3vZN) Did someone say spam? Because I think someone just said spam! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlsvLZvAkOg

Posted by: Girls und Panzer und Hat at October 31, 2014 07:08 PM (lN8KC)

413 we played a variant of quarters called ponderosa. x=number of players. in this case x=5. 5 cups placed around a central cup. shoot quarter at group of cups. goes in your cup, you drink. goes into someone else's cup they drink. goes in center cup,everyone drinks their cup. last person to finish got the center cup, which in our case had a shot of whiskey. Woooo damn. we used to play that before we went out with crap beer like natty light.

Posted by: helofixer at October 31, 2014 07:10 PM (bKCtN)

414 We got three small bags (Milky Way mix/dark dove/mounds). The Milky Way mix is disappointing. It used to be small candy bars. Now, most are bite sized. And I didn't get the Herseys mix, so now I want a Mr Goodbar. And a Heath bar. And those Rollos I passed up. Maybe I can do that at Christmas.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 31, 2014 07:10 PM (Lqy/e)

415 Isn't this the plant that, when birds fly near the collector, instantly fries them if they cross one of the beams from the reflectors? Posted by: Blacque --------------------- Yes and no. Flying through the reflected 'beams' at low altitude where only one or two beams are coincident would be no harm. As one nears the the collector, where the beams are aimed, things get hotter quickly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 07:11 PM (F2IAQ)

416 Stop calling me a WAFL!!!

Posted by: zombie rachel corrie at October 31, 2014 07:11 PM (JMCjf)

417 Boo

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2014 07:11 PM (KK+mC)

418 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starting now.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 31, 2014 07:13 PM (jtgkZ)

419 Posted by: AltonJackson at November 01, 2014 12:05 AM (KCxzN)

I'd go with:
Mixing and then igniting very explosive materials is fcuking DANGEROUS!!!1!!!!!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2014 07:13 PM (KK+mC)

420 Isn't this the plant that, when birds fly near the collector, instantly fries them if they cross one of the beams from the reflectors? Posted by: Blacque --------------------- Yes and no. Flying through the reflected 'beams' at low altitude where only one or two beams are coincident would be no harm. As one nears the the collector, where the beams are aimed, things get hotter quickly. Posted by: Mike Hammer ----------------------- I've re-considered my answer. Yes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 07:13 PM (F2IAQ)

421 We got three small bags (Milky Way mix/dark dove/mounds).
I misread that as "small dogs" and was wondering what breed was called a Milky Way! Maybe I'd better hit the hay soon?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at October 31, 2014 07:14 PM (JMCjf)

422 Hey everybody. Happy Halloween. Anybody else in CA enjoying/cringing at all the political and proposition for/against ads? I've decided I'm definitely voting *for* Prop 45 for instance. Moar casinos!!!!!!!!!1!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:14 PM (Vh4i6)

423 396 What-ever happened to playing "quarters"? (I'll kick your ass, BTW)
Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 11:11 PM

Quarters, we played that. Jog my middle-aged memory please.

Posted by: Farmer channelling what some idiot lefty will say on the net at October 31, 2014 11:58 PM (o/90i)



For those who were hoarding quarters for the laundry machines in the dorms, there was "caps".

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:14 PM (T1005)

424 Space is hard. Rockets blow up a lot. I would not put anything past the Russians, ever, don't get me wrong, and I'm sure they'd love even more to do this kind if shit with the current pussy in the Oval Office, but one of these companies has only been launching the rocket that blew up yesterday for a year, maybe?? And the other is literally in the experimental stage.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:15 PM (G5aNk)

425 Oops, make that Prop 48.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:15 PM (Vh4i6)

426 400 rickl, I read that earlier. Thanks for the link. I know this is too early to talk about, but all the potential in this was not Spaceship 2 and space thrill rides. It was the aerial launch platform. The plane Paul Allen is building in Mojave will change everything. Posted by: extra at November 01, 2014 12:00 AM (XTlIj) I'm looking forward to XCOR's Lynx, which will take off from a runway with a rocket engine. They've already tested precursor vehicles. I'm still pissed that Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser shuttle didn't get NASA development funding in the last round, and it went to Boeing's CST-100 capsule instead. Due to all the media hype, there are an awful lot of people out there who think that Virgin Galactic *IS* private space, but nothing could be further from the truth. Then there's SpaceX, who have achieved stunning successes, and are planning things like recoverable first stages that are utterly unprecedented. They have rockets on the drawing board that will make the Saturn V look puny. Seriously, I'm old enough to remember playing hooky from school to watch Gemini launches, not to mention the Apollo moon landings, and I'm more excited today than I was back then. There's a whole lot going on now that many people aren't even aware of.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 07:15 PM (sdi6R)

427 I just heard tonight on the UK Antiques Roadshow that in the 1790s one of the Pitts put a tax on clocks and watches so people got rid of their timepieces; pubs forced you to pay for a pint to see their house clock to know the time; and a bunch of manufacturers went out of business, so they repealed the tax after just 6 months. Posted by: andycanuck at October 31, 2014 11:30 PM I've got a Federal Excise Tax book at work at the Hist. Soc. They took in a ton from the local distillery here in N IL, but I also noticed taxes on watches. Wish I knew more about the history of that. I suppose it's the idea if you can afford a watch you can afford to be taxed. This was in the 1870s.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 07:16 PM (o/90i)

428 Anyone check in from the Greater Alexandria Moron/Ette Pub Crawl yet?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 07:16 PM (6fyGz)

429 Ship, Capt, Crew? Is that a Midwestern thing or more widespread? Posted by: Farmer at November 01, 2014 12:08 AM (o/90i) Come to think of it, I only played it in the Midwest , not when I lived out East - so maybe it is.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 07:19 PM (+XMAD)

430 The Wallops Island explosion involved a 40 year old Russian designed engine. One that the Russians themselves had abandoned 20 years ago. This shows you how pathetic are our own efforts. We are buying obsolete engines from Russia (which, last time i looked, we aren't on such friendly terms).

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:21 PM (JgC5a)

431 You're gonna make me go all the way back up thread and see for myself, aren't you?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 07:21 PM (6fyGz)

432 412 Machines for Sale wasn't spam, but it was genius. I yearn for its return. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 01, 2014 12:07 AM (l3vZN) I have been lobbying for the return of Jose Caneso's Gristle Encased Head. Now that was genius. And since Jose just shot off his middle finger cleaning his guns, I think it's high time he made his reappearance.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 07:21 PM (+XMAD)

433 rickl: ah, who cares about that spacey stuff. Was listening to Starbucks' quarterly earnings call this past week. Who can't wait to try their *all-new* Chestnut Praline Latte?!?!?!?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:21 PM (Vh4i6)

434 (and yes, that's a REAL drink Starbucks is introducing.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:23 PM (Vh4i6)

435 Scaled Composites web-site has nothing (but they've always been about two weeks behind) Virgin Galactic has updated since this afternoon: http://www.virgingalactic.com/news/

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 07:24 PM (KCxzN)

436 Anyone check in from the Greater Alexandria Moron/Ette Pub Crawl yet? Posted by: GGE ---------------- Ah! The expert shows up. Opinion..., is that a kilt that the dog is wearing? Cause it looks like a kilt...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 07:25 PM (F2IAQ)

437 Yeah, the private space thing is exciting. I had high hopes for Sea Launch. Used to see that thing in the harbor every day. I wonder if it still there. Stratolaunch is what they're building in Mojave. It sounded good when I saw it.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 07:25 PM (XTlIj)

438 422 Hey everybody. Happy Halloween.

Anybody else in CA enjoying/cringing at all the political and proposition for/against ads? I've decided I'm definitely voting *for* Prop 45 for instance. Moar casinos!!!!!!!!!1!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2014 12:14 AM (Vh4i6)



My default vote is "no" on everything. I believe that there is only a certain number of "good laws", where the public notably receives a net benefit, counting both unintended consequences and administrative costs against them. The Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Common Law of torts and contracts, and basic criminal law are probably 30% each toward this ideal. By 1870, we probably had 95% of the "good laws" possible....but this hasn't stopped legislatures from enacting more laws each year than the year prior.



And, needless to say, with such perfusion of laws that were not "good laws", we've been engulfed with a whirlwind of "bad laws."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:26 PM (T1005)

439 GGE - I don't think any crawlers have checked in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 07:26 PM (F2IAQ)

440 OK, I'm done w/the candy handing out.  267 people this year, including my drunk neighbor who dressed as a stubbly Santa.

Now to dive into the leftovers.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 07:28 PM (UVfht)

441 "My default vote is "no" on everything." I tend to agree. But, this year, we need a "yea" on Props 1 and 2. Don't take my word for it. Check with Tom McLintock.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:28 PM (JgC5a)

442 AJ. That press release doesn't say and I don't know if you know, but did Scaled do this or were Virgin's pilots on board?

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 07:29 PM (XTlIj)

443 Sea Launch is still there. Energia bought Boeing out, and they moved the corporate offices to Switzerland, but the ACS and Odyssey are still in Long Beach. Arianespace gets the vast majority of the heavy launches. Sea Launch has had it's share of explosions over the years, and the Russians and Ukrainians were partners, so I doubt it was intentional! I think they're in hibernating/dry dock mode because their manifest is empty, but they have launches scheduled for 2016, maybe even 2015.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:29 PM (G5aNk)

444 Salaam aleikum, konian. Tsinga yaast? BTW, autocorrect does not like Pashto. And neither do I.

Posted by: Bomber at October 31, 2014 07:31 PM (8S/2n)

445 For those who were hoarding quarters for the laundry machines in the dorms, there was "caps". osted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 12:14 AM them "caps" bounce kinda squirrely compared to the pre-1964 quarters

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 07:31 PM (KCxzN)

446 425 Oops, make that Prop 48.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2014 12:15 AM (Vh4i6)



On Prop 48, I was leaning toward "yes"....until I saw Jerry Brown on the "Argument For...." I left it blank. They should have chosen better friends.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:31 PM (T1005)

447 sup

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:32 PM (R5HRU)

448

Any rons in Philly? I am this weekend. Lots of ugly yankees up here. They even got witches!

 

Posted by: freaked at October 31, 2014 07:32 PM (s5k/t)

449 Bomber! Halfrican!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:32 PM (G5aNk)

450 It's the 3D one on Netflix. I remember the 2D one was produced by the Samurai Jack crew, and was epic. Jedi Samuel L Jackson takes on a huge earth-pounder and has to kill a legion of droids without his lightsaber.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 31, 2014 07:32 PM (+4uXG)

451 427 I suppose it's the idea if you can afford a watch you can afford to be taxed. This was in the 1870s. Posted by: Farmer at November 01, 2014 12:16 AM (o/90i) I seem to remember something about a "window tax", the idea being that rich people lived in bigger houses with more windows.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2014 07:32 PM (sdi6R)

452 Evenin', Bomber!

Or is that "Mornin', Bomber!" where you're sitting?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 07:33 PM (UVfht)

453 Hello to the West Coast morons! I see they've made their appearance. Happy Halloween!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 07:34 PM (+XMAD)

454 That press release doesn't say and I don't know if you know, but did Scaled do this or were Virgin's pilots on board? Posted by: extra at November 01, 2014 12:29 AM AFAIK it was Scaled people on board.

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 07:34 PM (KCxzN)

455 In defense of Jerry Brown, he could have made myself and many many others criminals (felons) with a stroke of a pen. But, he didn't do it. He didn't sign the law made by the lefty, gun grabbing maniacs. This is faint praise. But, it is praise, nonetheless.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:34 PM (JgC5a)

456 354 eleven at October 31, 2014 11:29 PM (MDgS Isn't the green bulldog The Hulk?

Posted by: ever at October 31, 2014 07:35 PM (QZdJj)

457 It's morning here. Sitting in Kandahar, waiting on a flight to Kabul. Won't bother me one bit if this one gets cancelled like yesterday's. My clock is already running, but I don't have to do anything, until I get there.

Posted by: Bomber at October 31, 2014 07:36 PM (8S/2n)

458 navybrat, interesting (scary) factoid: Brown is actualy to the *right* of most of the Dems in the California Assembly and Senate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:36 PM (Vh4i6)

459 Oh. I know those guys.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 07:37 PM (XTlIj)

460 "Brown is actualy to the *right* of most of the Dems in the California Assembly and Senate." How scary is that? Very.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:37 PM (JgC5a)

461 Isn't the green bulldog The Hulk? Posted by: ever at November 01, 2014 12:35 AM (QZdJj) You wouldn't like him when he's angry!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 07:37 PM (W5DcG)

462 Hey Tammy.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:37 PM (R5HRU)

463 Guys at Scaled, extra?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:38 PM (G5aNk)

464 Isn't the green bulldog The Hulk story of Obama? Posted by: ever at November 01, 2014 12:35 AM FIFY

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2014 07:39 PM (KCxzN)

465 Posted by: thathalfrican at November 01, 2014 12:37 AM (R5HRU) You all through trick-or-treating, young 'un?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:39 PM (G5aNk)

466 Yeah. We flew with them last year.

Posted by: extra at October 31, 2014 07:40 PM (XTlIj)

467 "458 navybrat, interesting (scary) factoid: Brown is actualy to the *right* of most of the Dems in the California Assembly and Senate." Yep. And Trotsky was technically to the right of Stalin.

Posted by: Naes at October 31, 2014 07:40 PM (YhayY)

468 455 In defense of Jerry Brown, he could have made myself and many many others criminals (felons) with a stroke of a pen.

But, he didn't do it. He didn't sign the law made by the lefty, gun grabbing maniacs.

This is faint praise. But, it is praise, nonetheless.

Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 12:34 AM (JgC5a)



The Jerry Brown that lived in a Sacto apartment, drove a Pontiac to the Governor's office, and boinked Linda Ronstadt was actually kind of praiseworthy at times -- despite the "Governor Moonbeam" appellation....but he's so much part of the Statist regime in his dotage that I figure that his advisers told him it was better vetoed than conclusively overturned by the courts.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:41 PM (T1005)

469 And, Jerry Brown's Republican (Neil Kashkari) opponent in this election is attacking him. From the left. And is losing handily by about 17 points.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:41 PM (JgC5a)

470 Well, gotta go finish packing. See y'all later.

Posted by: Bomber at October 31, 2014 07:43 PM (8S/2n)

471 The Jerry Brown that lived in a Sacto apartment, drove a Pontiac to the Governor's office, and boinked Linda Ronstadt was actually kind of praiseworthy at times -- despite the "Governor Moonbeam" appellation... Agree. I hate his politics and wish he had stuck to his religious calling, but there is/was that decent air about him.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:43 PM (G5aNk)

472 Bye for now, Bomber!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:44 PM (G5aNk)

473 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2014 12:36 AM (Vh4i6) It's hard to imagine now that Reagan was ever governor of California. It's sad too. I've never been to LA, but I had relatives in San Jose and San Diego and we drove out there to visit them when I was a child. My uncle took us to San Francisco and Monterey and Big Sur. Such a gorgeous state, with everything going for it. Looking at Cali now is like watching a beautiful woman take a razor to her face and slash it repeatedly.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2014 07:45 PM (+XMAD)

474 On Prop 48, I was leaning toward "yes"....until I saw Jerry Brown on the "Argument For...." I left it blank. They should have chosen better friends. Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 12:31 AM I read up on our 2 proposed constitutional admendments. One was on "victim rights" which sounded good. Wife voted for it, I voted against both, just on the principle nothing good comes out of this corrupt Dem Gov and legislature. As you say, they should have chosen better friends IMO.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 07:45 PM (o/90i)

475 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 01, 2014 12:39 AM (G5aNk) Haha - that comes tomorrow. Poker party followed by a costume in which I will hopefully have won the poker game and will walk around sans costume.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:46 PM (R5HRU)

476 471 The Jerry Brown that lived in a Sacto apartment, drove a Pontiac to the Governor's office, and boinked Linda Ronstadt was actually kind of praiseworthy at times -- despite the "Governor Moonbeam" appellation...


Agree. I hate his politics and wish he had stuck to his religious calling, but there is/was that decent air about him.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 01, 2014 12:43 AM (G5aNk)



Sad to say, but that "is/was" is mostly "was". He was a SJW v 1.0, when it was still praiseworthy, as compared to the malignant SJW v 6.66 we have today.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:47 PM (T1005)

477 Although the gal and I took her son out for around 45 minutes.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:47 PM (R5HRU)

478 Ah, to be young again! Although I never did play cards much.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:47 PM (G5aNk)

479 SJW v 6.66 Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 12:47 AM (T1005) ISWYDT!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:48 PM (G5aNk)

480 Evening night-owls... I see the thread has finally settled down a tad.

Did everybody have an uneventful All-hallows 'eve night?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 07:48 PM (/mTq0)

481 I used to play online poker a lot until the US Gubbermint deemed it illegal. Assholes.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:49 PM (R5HRU)

482 Dinner with my MIL. It is hard to keep quiet sometimes to preserve the peace.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 31, 2014 07:50 PM (l3vZN)

483 Faint praise for the man who let me, innocent of any crime, be a non felon. Because, had he, Jerry Brown, made me in to felon, with but the stroke of his pen, in an instant, I would have felt very obliged to be one. In spades. You want more felons? You got it. Brace for impact.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 07:51 PM (JgC5a)

484 Officially 3 minutes 'til teardown.....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 07:51 PM (T1005)

485 So the did finally get around to making it illegal then..... I suppose they couldn't collect the taxes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:51 PM (G5aNk)

486 My son is working on this. Does anyone here know anything about it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Armed_Forces_Badge_for_Military_Proficiency

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 31, 2014 07:52 PM (l3vZN)

487 thathalfrican: online poker is actually legal at a site called Ultimate Poker, owned by Station Casinos (an operator of several brick-and-mortar casinos in Nevada). Only hitch: you have to live in Nevada to play. They actually triangulate your location when you log in. If you don't come back as actually *inside* Nevada, they won't allow you to proceed to the tables. There's talk of expanding similar systems to other states, however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 07:52 PM (Vh4i6)

488 Btw, I glanced at all the ONT stuff... sad to say it's the usual shit... Iran's gonna get a nuke (unless the Israelis go medieval on their stinky asses).

Dogs suffering various indignities (and occasional awesomeness)... the Halloween treats by state... meh (the usual simplistic nonsense); and, the F-18 vid... I liked music, so there.

And corgis... shit, who doesn't like corgis?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 07:56 PM (/mTq0)

489 Sad to say, but that "is/was" is mostly "was". He was a SJW v 1.0, when it was still praiseworthy, as compared to the malignant SJW v 6.66 we have today. Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 12:47 AM Ok, please translate SJW from Californese to Midwestern.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 07:57 PM (o/90i)

490 And corgis... shit, who doesn't like corgis? Posted by: CPT. ---------------- Me

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Cat at October 31, 2014 07:58 PM (F2IAQ)

491 Yep. And Trotsky was technically to the right of Stalin. Posted by: Naes at November 01, 2014 12:40 AM (YhayY) So was the icepick.

Posted by: Little Miss Unibrow at October 31, 2014 07:58 PM (lN8KC)

492 Ok, please translate SJW from Californese to Midwestern. ----------- Social Justice Warrior

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Cat at October 31, 2014 07:59 PM (F2IAQ)

493 Tammy - I don't remember why but I'm sure taxes had something to do with it. Gubmint sure as hell can't get enough dough. qdpsteve - that blows. I'll be in Vegas in January so maybe I'll play then. LOL Who am I kidding? I'll be drinking.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 07:59 PM (R5HRU)

494 Yep. And Trotsky was technically to the right of Stalin. To clarify: Trotsky used to be a Menshevik. He converted to the Leninist party only in 1917. Stalin tacked Left to sideline Trotsky. Stalin, being Stalin, wasn't sincere in his leftism. After he'd given Trotsky the boot he went Right again, to purge all the suckers who'd supported Stalin earlier. Stalin also supported the moderate Left in Spain against the anarchist POUM (George Orwell's pals) and other outfits like that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 07:59 PM (AVEe1)

495 SJW... Social Justice Warrior

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 07:59 PM (G5aNk)

496 sjw = Social Justice Warrior or weasel. 

There was an argument once about renaming but, sadly "Kraft durch Freude" was already taken.

Posted by: Kindletot at October 31, 2014 07:59 PM (t//F+)

497 The Left turned California in a very short time. From Nixon and Reagan to Boxer and Feinstein.

Posted by: cm9000 at October 31, 2014 08:00 PM (8zCR+)

498 WTF? Has that cat been on here again? Geeze..., you take a break for a mini Kit Kat..., oh, maybe that's what pissed him off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:00 PM (F2IAQ)

499 In defense of Jerry Brown, he could have made myself and many many others criminals (felons) with a stroke of a pen. But, he didn't do it. He didn't sign the law made by the lefty, gun grabbing maniacs. This is faint praise. But, it is praise, nonetheless. Posted by: navybrat You may want to check up on the calguns rundown of laws passed this year. A lot of the recent bills were killed in the CALeg, without Brown looking at them. A few were passed and signed. Calgunslaw.com "Governor Brown signed both of the pro-hunting items: AB 1709 and AB 2105." However, he signed AB1014. "AB 1014 allows a law enforcement officer or immediate family member to seek a "gun violence restraining order" that would prohibit an individual from lawfully possessing or receiving any firearms or ammunition for a specified period of time." "Under AB 1014, an emergency, temporary court order can be issued without prior notice to the individual and without giving the person an opportunity to defend [himself]. The firearms restraining order can also be issued without a mental health or medical evaluation. If the court believes there is substantial likelihood the person will injure himself or others, it can issue an emergency restraining order that is good for up to 21 days. Within 21 days, the individual must be notified and afforded a hearing before the order can be extended for a period of up to one year." (Grammatical correction mine, emphasis mine.) That law allows anyone shrill enough to cause a peace officer or distant family member to initiate the confiscation of all your firearms. Have a crazy aunt? A loony son-in-law? A close family friend of your dad's that hates guns? Guess what. That law allows hoplophobes to exercise their Stasi-style 'Pin the Tail On The Gun Owner'. Sorry, Brown's just another sloppy statist. He deserves no free pass and no $200 dollars.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 08:01 PM (a/+dP)

500 Tammy - Winter storm watch here tonight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:01 PM (F2IAQ)

501 I see that, Mike! I'm jealous. We're just getting cold, no storms... mid 20s.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 08:02 PM (G5aNk)

502 "Sorry, Brown's just another sloppy statist." And yet, he is to the right of his GOP candidate opponent.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:03 PM (JgC5a)

503 30.5 deg. now, drizzle shifting to snow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:04 PM (F2IAQ)

504 And yet, he is to the right of his GOP candidate opponent. Kashkari would appear to be the Stalin in this race.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 08:04 PM (AVEe1)

505 486 -- Jinx the Cat -- Hmm, looked over the requirements, I'd say it's an 'all-arms' version of the EIB (expert infantryman's badge).

Getting one would mean (IMO) that the wearer is easily in the top 10%. The requirements don't look that hard for a fit, competent soldier.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:04 PM (/mTq0)

506 And yet, he is to the right of his GOP candidate opponent. Posted by: navybrat His opponent didn't allow your insane 3rd cousin 2x removed to put you in a psych hold.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 08:05 PM (a/+dP)

507 I suppose it's the idea if you can afford a watch you can afford to be taxed. This was in the 1870s. Posted by: Farmer at November 01, 2014 12:16 AM (o/90i) I seem to remember something about a "window tax", the idea being that rich people lived in bigger houses with more windows. Posted by: rickl at November 01, 2014 12:32 AM The window tax is true. There are some records still existing for the WT of 1798. Didn't seem to last long, that's the only year there are records. Has anyone read a good book on early taxation? There was a lot of resistance, like the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 08:05 PM (o/90i)

508 Brown is to the right of his GOP opponent, who was, until recently, a Democrat and an engineer of the TBTF bail outs back in 2008. How fucked are we?

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:05 PM (JgC5a)

509 Oh, I wish it would snow here! And I should have just gone back to Carolina a few days ago, but I have a few more orders of flowers coming that I need to get in the ground.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 08:06 PM (G5aNk)

510 Winter storm warning? Fuck that shit, keep it away from where I live....can't wait for it to start getting warm again.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 08:06 PM (R5HRU)

511 I see that, Mike! I'm jealous. ------------------ Madame, I love you like a sister...., but you may be the bad seed... Snow is something for Jan.-Feb.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:06 PM (F2IAQ)

512 30.5 deg. now, drizzle shifting to snow.

Probably a bad time to mention that It's still close to 70 deg outside.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 08:06 PM (UVfht)

513 And....I think I shall hie myself off to bed. Goodnight, everyone!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2014 08:07 PM (G5aNk)

514 G'night, Miss Tammy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 08:08 PM (UVfht)

515 Probably a bad time to mention that It's still close to 70 deg outside. Posted by: Blanco ---------------------------- * reaches Ol' Betsy down from over the mantle *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:08 PM (F2IAQ)

516 Stay warm Tammy

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:09 PM (F2IAQ)

517 490 -- Me. Mike Hammer's Cat

Heh... cats are always leery of dogs that can stare at them... at eye level.

Not to mention un-herdable cats and herding dogs don't mix...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:09 PM (/mTq0)

518 Three ballot initiatives in Nevada. 1: Margins tax "for the children." It's worse than a business income tax. 2: Lifts tax cap for mining taxes. Come idjits think that it is unfair that mining companies get a special tax cap for a tax... that no one else pays. 3: The third or so attempt to create appellate courts in Nevada. Right now its the state Supreme Court and then the originating district/family/justice courts -- no intermediary. The state legislature keeps on pushing for an appellate court but keeps on getting shot down by the voters. NO on all three.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 08:10 PM (lN8KC)

519 * reaches Ol' Betsy down from over the mantle *

Yep, definitely a bad time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 08:10 PM (UVfht)

520 How fucked are we? I think this is why the "neo reactionary" movement started out in the Bay Area. That and the memory of His Majesty, Emperor Norton (first of that name). In a place where one's vote really DOESN'T matter, and especially among people who remember when one's vote once did matter a little bit: it's tempting to boycott the electoral system. It's also tempting to say that the whole idea behind the electoral system is bollocks.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 08:10 PM (AVEe1)

521 Oh, and it wasn't an ice pick.  It was an ice axe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66al2QMBwQ

Posted by: Kindletot at October 31, 2014 08:10 PM (t//F+)

522 404 Happy Halloween Horde enjoyed the previous thread and now I am jonses for a box of Heath bars. I go through a Euro site for live sport streams and I have seen this for American football a listing for the NFL at 19h30 tonight "Fall Experimental Football League" I come back and the link disappeared so I switch over to the NFL Network and nothing. Is this a ruse as I can't find any news on the FAFL? Thanks in advance and have a good weekend. Stay safe! Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at November 01, 2014 12:03 AM (shGU3) FXFL is on MASN in the DC/MD/VA/DE area. Also on Sportsnet New York, New England Sports Network, NESN National, Cox Sports (New Orleans), Cox San Diego, Altitude, Tuff TV, Soul of the South, Untamed TV and The U Too. Plus ESPN3

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at October 31, 2014 08:11 PM (+Fae7)

523 so today I open my mailbox and there is a letter to me inside that has a handwritten message on the outside of the envelope that must have been penned by one of my neighbors, which read:


"delivered to wrong address October 29th."


other than that the envelope was nondescript business-type with a window so the salutation on the letter shows thru with my name and address.  there was no return address on the envelope.


so I open the envelope and find a letter from the postal service dated October 22nd, asking me if I want to serve as a reporter for them and tell them about the quality of my mail delivery.


I am thinking I should just put the envelope next to the letter, take a photo of the pair and send it back.  The photo should completely answer their questions. 

Posted by: jc at October 31, 2014 08:12 PM (iRJ+A)

524 I voted. I always vote. I may regret it later, but I always vote.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:12 PM (JgC5a)

525 Kashkari would appear to be the Stalin in this race. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 01, 2014 01:04 AM (AVEe1) Nope. Stalin was competent.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 08:12 PM (lN8KC)

526 Nite Tammy

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 08:12 PM (R5HRU)

527 Oh, and it wasn't an ice pick. It was an ice axe No, it was an ice pick. Trotsky was in Mexico. Nobody in Mexico needs to hack through ice to get to the woodshed. An exile in Mexico might, however, need to hack through a storebought or freezermade block of ice to cool down a margarita.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 08:13 PM (AVEe1)

528 Faint praise for the man who let me, innocent of any crime, be a non felon. Because, had he, Jerry Brown, made me in to felon, with but the stroke of his pen, in an instant, I would have felt very obliged to be one. In spades. You want more felons? You got it. Brace for impact. Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 12:51 I'm not getting this...no surprise. Did you refer this upthread that I missed?

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 08:14 PM (o/90i)

529 I am thinking I should just put the envelope next to the letter, take a photo of the pair and send it back. The photo should completely answer their questions. Posted by: jc ---------------- Heh. I once received most of a letter in a sealed plastic pouch. The remnants were charred. There was an enclosure from the post office, explaining that one of their trucks had caught on fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:14 PM (F2IAQ)

530 As for our weather... they changed the forecast a couple of hours ago from a 'dusting' of snow, to a 1/4" of the white stuff.

Which is okay by me... got nowhere to go until the sun is waaaay high in the sky.

The salt trucks, if they show up at all, won't appear until they're sure the rain has finally stopped. That could make for nasty surprises for the early morning drivers...

(The lows will range from the upper 20's to 31...)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:15 PM (/mTq0)

531 Thank you Capt. Charles Maybe some day he'll enlighten me how he came to be picked. Now it is late and time for the rack. Good night all.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 31, 2014 08:15 PM (l3vZN)

532 Sweet, post 398. Sorry I couldn't make that, perhaps it will turn into an annual event.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:15 PM (6fyGz)

533 Opinion..., is that a kilt that the dog is wearing? Cause it looks like a kilt...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 12:25 AM (F2IAQ)



Nope. Torn up jeans. Hulk-dog.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:16 PM (6fyGz)

534 Ice pick. Not ice axe, which you don't need in Mexico. Ice pick, yes, you need them in Mexico. Except when they pierce your ear drum. Then, not so much

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:17 PM (JgC5a)

535 I've always been curious about that ice ax thing too. But I believe that it is true, however. If I have it right, the ice ax actually belonged to Trotsky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:17 PM (F2IAQ)

536 Nixon and Reagan went 5-0 in presidential elections in California. Can you imagine a Republican winning there now?

Posted by: cm9000 at October 31, 2014 08:18 PM (8zCR+)

537 Nope. Torn up jeans. Hulk-dog. Posted by: GGE ----------- Well, duh. I had to squint..., looked kinda plaid at first. Anyhow, I liked my story better. Cold out here in the west.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:19 PM (F2IAQ)

538 Jerry Brown vetoes some, signs others. https://tinyurl.com/kw4lan6

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:20 PM (JgC5a)

539 FWIW: "One day Trotsky wanted Mercader to see something he was writing, and invited Mercader to join him in his room, where his working space was set. As Mercader had been frisked and removed of most of his belongings as he came into the house, he looked for a weapon in Trotsky's room, he saw the ice axe, took it from a bookcase, and struck Trotsky's head with it, at least 5 times in the back of the skull." http://tinyurl.com/q2xsr34 Internetz..., so it has to be true, right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:22 PM (F2IAQ)

540 528 -- Farmer -- I believe he was referring to 'commie-scale' gun law the 'rats pushed thru the state house...

...even Governor Moonbeam wouldn't go there.

Which says something about his level of smarts versus the typical 'rat in Sacramento.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:23 PM (/mTq0)

541 FWIW: "One day Trotsky wanted Mercader to see something he was writing, and invited Mercader to join him in his room, where his working space was set. As Mercader had been frisked and removed of most of his belongings as he came into the house, he looked for a weapon in Trotsky's room, he saw the ice axe, took it from a bookcase, and struck Trotsky's head with it, at least 5 times in the back of the skull." http://tinyurl.com/q2xsr34 Internetz..., so it has to be true, right? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 01:22 AM (F2IAQ) I believe The Stranglers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg2np37JNEg

Posted by: The Ice Hat at October 31, 2014 08:24 PM (lN8KC)

542 Axe. Pick. Dead is dead.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:25 PM (JgC5a)

543 Internetz..., so it has to be true, right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 01:22 AM (F2IAQ)



Only if its on Wikipedia.

Posted by: cm9000 at October 31, 2014 08:25 PM (8zCR+)

544 Cold out here in the west.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 01:19 AM (F2IAQ)



Getting that way here, too. WTF???



So I went to a Halloween party tonight, wore a black suit, white shirt, black tie, black fedora and cheap sunglasses. Who was I?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:25 PM (6fyGz)

545 536 -- cm9000 -- The only way the Repubs could take Commiefornia is if they eject about 2-3 million illegals.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:26 PM (/mTq0)

546 besides, icepicks are easier to notch into a crossbow

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 08:26 PM (AVEe1)

547 Ok, please translate SJW from Californese to Midwestern. ----------- Social Justice Warrior Posted by: Mike Hammer's Cat at November 01, 2014 12:59 AM Awwww, now that's just creepy. BO is just that. I'm sorry to say the worst of the bunch was nutured in IL. Yeah, our very own Hawaiian, Indonesian, Californian, New Yorker SCOAMF spent time in IL. Don't blame us in downstate IL!

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 08:26 PM (o/90i)

548 Jerry Brown vetoes some, signs others.

https://tinyurl.com/kw4lan6

Posted by: navybrat


Wow, that's crazy. I remember reading that somewhere...

tinyurl.com/moqfww3
"Calgunslaw.com
"Governor Brown signed both of the pro-hunting items: AB 1709 and AB 2105."

However, he signed AB1014. "

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 08:27 PM (a/+dP)

549 http://tinyurl.com/mue5dnf

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:27 PM (6fyGz)

550 539 - Conflicts with Wiki...., but not about the weapon used.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:28 PM (F2IAQ)

551 544 -- GGE -- Depending on your ht/wt... either Jake, or Elwood Blues.

Or their cousin, Myron...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:30 PM (/mTq0)

552 I'm out. Let's hope for a good November.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2014 08:30 PM (F2IAQ)

553 OK, doing the yawns here so it's off to the land of Nod for me. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:32 PM (6fyGz)

554 549 -- Okay... Jake's daddy

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:32 PM (/mTq0)

555 544 -- GGE -- Depending on your ht/wt... either Jake, or Elwood Blues.

Or their cousin, Myron...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 01, 2014 01:30 AM (/mTq0)



Short/fat = Jake. I didn't even have to explain that to the partygoers which was nice, but I did have to admit I can't do the dancing. Of course it was a 40's-50's age group, but still...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:33 PM (6fyGz)

556 OK, everything's in. Someone casually walking by tomorrow would see no sign.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 08:34 PM (T1005)

557 549 -- Okay... Jake's daddy

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 01, 2014 01:32 AM (/mTq0)




you're not funny.



Yep, the gray in the beard really doesn't help, does it?


OK, now I'm really out. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2014 08:35 PM (6fyGz)

558 Most of  my reading indicates it was actually an ice axe shortened to a tomahawk. 
Whatever,  Trotsky is dead and it is a good thing.  The rule of life, though, is don't become more important than the Vozhd.

Posted by: Kindletot at October 31, 2014 08:36 PM (t//F+)

559 Happy Halloween! Had about 10 sets of kids on a windy cold cold night here in ky. Anyone need candy? LOL

Posted by: FCF at October 31, 2014 08:38 PM (kejii)

560 BTW, I may try to get a vap sub-thread going on one of the open threads that'll come up tomorrow...

...I took my first big step today, I got an Eleaf iStick...

...and it is a nice bit of gear.  http://tinyurl.com/moha935

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:38 PM (/mTq0)

561 CA AB1014 I don't see how that law is much different than a lot of other states. If you threaten someone and own a gun, you are immediately in a world of shit. They will come after you, they will come after your guns. This happens everywhere in the USA. Don't threaten.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:39 PM (JgC5a)

562 489 Sad to say, but that "is/was" is mostly "was". He was a SJW v 1.0, when it was still praiseworthy, as compared to the malignant SJW v 6.66 we have today.
Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 12:47 AM

Ok, please translate SJW from Californese to Midwestern.

Posted by: Farmer at November 01, 2014 12:57 AM (o/90i)



"Social Justice Warrior" -- a term that came up during #GamerGate, but is oh-so-apropos. Someone who reflexively takes offense at X's behavior, because Z should take offense at it based on Y's values.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 08:40 PM (T1005)

563 Oh, and it wasn't an ice pick. It was an ice axe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66al2QMBwQ Posted by: Kindletot at November 01, 2014 01:10 AM LOL, not many places I'll find this info discussed. It's good to correct historical inaccuracies. And remember how murderous these people are when they gain power.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 08:41 PM (o/90i)

564 521 Oh, and it wasn't an ice pick. It was an ice axe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66al2QMBwQ

Posted by: Kindletot at November 01, 2014 01:10 AM (t//F+)



I've actually seen the very implement, at a special exhibit at, IIRC, the Reagan Library. It's more of a small, vicious little thing than I'd imagined. It ain't a lumberjack axe.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 08:45 PM (T1005)

565 559 -- FCF -- Don't feel bad, I had ZERO trick-or-treaters show up (probably the nasty weather).

Good thing I invested some high-quality stuff (the caramel-apple Milky Way little ones); I figure it'll last past Thanksgiving...

(However bad the weather was in Ky... it was worse in Ohio)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:45 PM (/mTq0)

566 glad it finally rained here in cali, and thank god it was after trick-or-treating. To bad for all the drunks who are trying to drive home.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at October 31, 2014 08:45 PM (U4SLf)

567 Ice axe... ice pick

This isn't going to turn a longbow--crossbow thing... is it?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:47 PM (/mTq0)

568 Adam Smith, sounds like you're in SoCal. Gotta go everyone. TGIF. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2014 08:48 PM (Vh4i6)

569 I always thought Trotsky was killed with an ice-pick.

Posted by: cm9000 at October 31, 2014 08:50 PM (8zCR+)

570 How did the Trotsky murder weapon end up in the Reagan library? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 08:52 PM (JgC5a)

571 It's about the eighth shot down, but you see the thing in the hands of someone -- http://tinyurl.com/nyqpsns. The entire page is about the assassin and Trotsky, so you see the study, the weapon, the weapon in scale, the bloodstained area.....again, it's more on the scale of a ball-peen hammer, but much more vicious.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 08:55 PM (T1005)

572 How did the Trotsky murder weapon end up in the Reagan library?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 01:52 AM (JgC5a)



If its the real thing it might be a traveling exhibit.

Posted by: cm9000 at October 31, 2014 08:55 PM (8zCR+)

573 570 How did the Trotsky murder weapon end up in the Reagan library?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 01:52 AM (JgC5a)



Temporary exhibition -- "the Evil that the Gipper stood against".




But, seriously, I think it was a temp exhibit about spycraft.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 08:57 PM (T1005)

574 562 -- You're being too kind, Herr cthulhu...

...SJW's are rabid lunatics who leap on the least syllable, or eye-twitch, of whatever 'cause' they're championing.

They're the kinda folks Pinochet would have got around to shooting... eventually.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 08:58 PM (/mTq0)

575 I thought it was a Water-Pik.

It took days to kill him.

Posted by: Kristophr


Most successful 80's scam until the Ronco Dehydrator.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 08:58 PM (a/+dP)

576 cthulhu : thanks. That weapon is indeed a mountaineering tool - I don't know if we'd call it an "ice-axe" or an "ice pick" but it's definitely not what was used in Basic Instinct. So, "ice axe" it is. What I don't get is why this tool was even around. It's like beating a Coloradan to death with a surfboard

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2014 09:00 PM (AVEe1)

577 "Social Justice Warrior" -- a term that came up during #GamerGate, but is oh-so-apropos. Someone who reflexively takes offense at X's behavior, because Z should take offense at it based on Y's values. Post: cthulhu at November 01, 2014 01:40 AM I'm sure there's a few in my town that might claim that title, but very few. Our county is pretty R, I don't hear that crap but this N IL.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 09:00 PM (o/90i)

578 "...but much more vicious." Looks very much like "terminate with extreme prejudice."

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 09:01 PM (JgC5a)

579 How did the Trotsky murder weapon end up in the Reagan library? Inquiring minds want to know. Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 01:52 AM LMAO, I'm a museum curator, how did that happen?

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 09:04 PM (o/90i)

580 What I don't get is why this tool was even around. It's like beating a Coloradan to death with a surfboard

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


And yet CO is having a Gubernatorial debate en Espanole~.

Eshit happens, amigo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 09:05 PM (a/+dP)

581 And another thing; Is it "inquire" or "enquire"?

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 09:06 PM (JgC5a)

582 577 cthulhu : thanks. That weapon is indeed a mountaineering tool - I don't know if we'd call it an "ice-axe" or an "ice pick" but it's definitely not what was used in Basic Instinct.

So, "ice axe" it is.

What I don't get is why this tool was even around. It's like beating a Coloradan to death with a surfboard

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 01, 2014 02:00 AM (AVEe1)



That is in an intriguing observation. Trotsky was murdered in Mexico, but was in exile from Russia -- where political power was very much concentrated in either St. Petersburg or Moscow.



I've been to St. P, and it is very unusual in many respects. Not least of which is the tendency for a couple of people to be killed each year because a 200 pound chunk of ice fell off the front of a 4-story building in the spring and landed on the sidewalk. Trotsky may have had this ice pick in his study as a memento of where he had been.....without realizing that it could also be a part of when he was going.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:08 PM (T1005)

583 Most successful 80's scam until the Ronco Dehydrator. The Cornballer

Posted by: George Bluth Sr. at October 31, 2014 09:10 PM (nYsga)

584 582 And another thing;

Is it "inquire" or "enquire"?

Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 02:06 AM (JgC5a)



Depends on what you're doing.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:10 PM (T1005)

585 A simple question versus a formal investigation.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 09:12 PM (JgC5a)

586 The discussion of the case of Mr. Trotsky is highly interesting. In that, the Left will create and (maybe) exterminate any boogie man that dares offend whatever ethos may prevail at any given moment in time.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 09:15 PM (JgC5a)

587 And with that, I am outta here! Later, morons.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2014 09:16 PM (JgC5a)

588 577 -- boulder terlit hobo -- As a pure guess, I'd say it was a 'memento' of Trotsky's that became a 'weapon of opportunity'.

In any case, it didn't turn out well for Trotsky... and it was one less thing for Stalin to worry about, potential-rival wise.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 09:19 PM (/mTq0)

589 579 "...but much more vicious."
Looks very much like "terminate with extreme prejudice."

Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 02:01 AM (JgC5a)



Again, if you look at it in the picture with people, it is about the size of a ball-peen hammer -- but if you look at the curve of the pick part, it is designed to be driven neither by the elbow or wrist alone....but by a combination of the two. (The curve would be flatter if designed for elbow flexure, and more curved if driven just by the wrist.)



It certainly wasn't what I'd expected it to be.


Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:20 PM (T1005)

590 anyone still here? too late to go thru the entire thread

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:24 PM (rRr9n)

591 damn - miss the baseball thread

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:25 PM (rRr9n)

592 We have a compact fluorescent for our porch light -- 20W or something -- so we generally leave it on whenever it is dark with a photocell. The only time we take pains to turn it off is after we've taken our Halloween production down. At 9:30 pm, there's colored lights, motion sensitive widgets, glowing whatzits, illuminated pumpkins....at 10:30, it's all black.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:30 PM (T1005)

593 I thought my outrage meter was overloaded -- but then I saw this: http://tinyurl.com/krh226g NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice' Updated 8:26 pm, Friday, October 31, 2014 "NEW YORK (AP) - If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite. He was suspended for 20 days without pay partly for answering an information-technology help line "in a robotic voice." The city Civil Service Commission upheld the suspension this month. An administrative law judge's report says the Health Department worker told callers "you have reached the help desk" in an over-enunciated monotone. Callers complained and one even hung up, later saying she needed "to speak to a human." The worker said at a hearing he was following a call-answering script and articulating carefully because his Brooklyn accent can be difficult to understand. The judge called him a "disgruntled employee" acting out." ----- What has this country come to when citizens are not allowed to do the "sarcastic robot" thing? Rise up, fellow Americans! Defend your right to vocally imitate robots!

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2014 09:30 PM (K4YiS)

594 591 anyone still here? too late to go thru the entire thread

Posted by: Vertov at November 01, 2014 02:24 AM (rRr9n)

592 damn - miss the baseball thread

Posted by: Vertov at November 01, 2014 02:25 AM (rRr9n)




At this hour, waiting one minute between posts doesn't buy you much.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:31 PM (T1005)

595 I wonder how much candy Ebola-snowflake handed out in Maine.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:33 PM (T1005)

596 hear you - just waiting for Tuesday - and fingers crossed

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:36 PM (rRr9n)

597 218 garlic bread lays wait, what??? is that a real thing? I need to find that and eat it. omg, i'm so excited now Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 10:45 PM (ncAtG) I bought a bag of that a couple of months ago. Opened it, had a few chips, but eventually the bag, over half full, ended up in the garbage. To me, it was a really weird flavor that just didn't taste all that good. ----- Now what I want to know is what CDR has against Molson. Remember, the Molson in Canada is better (because it's stronger) than the Molson they ship to us poor plebes in the States. Molson Export in Montreal is some damn fine beer. I also like how the bars sell a petite bottle (12 oz.) or a grande bottle (22 oz.). (I never bought a petite bottle during my long weekend there). I loved the Molson beer in Montreal.

Posted by: RickZ at October 31, 2014 09:37 PM (9+Cgv)

598 Rise up, fellow Americans! Defend your right to vocally imitate robots! Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2014 02:30 AM (K4YiS) 1 for english, 2 for espanol

Posted by: BignJames at October 31, 2014 09:40 PM (j7iSn)

599 And with that, I am outta here! Later, morons. Posted by: navybrat at November 01, 2014 02:16 AM Be well navybrat. Is anyone still awake? Guess trying to discuss 1790s federal taxation is a killer on the ONT? Go figure. Sorry. OK, just go vote. You're a good crowd that knows what America is about

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 09:41 PM (o/90i)

600 Still here, Vertov... just idling right now.

Got Poltergeist on the tube; DL'ing some vid's (Star Wars Rebels); and I'll probably export a bunch of files to an external HD...

...the usual shit.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 09:41 PM (/mTq0)

601 Rise up, fellow Americans! Defend your right to vocally imitate robots! Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2014 02:30 AM (K4YiS) A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ

Posted by: Я твой слуга. Я тв at October 31, 2014 09:42 PM (lN8KC)

602 Idling here as well - not that late here on the west coast. Happy to talk about politics or baseball, or other such crap

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:44 PM (rRr9n)

603 finally, rain

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 09:47 PM (a/+dP)

604 598 218 garlic bread lays

wait, what??? is that a real thing? I need to find that and eat it. omg, i'm so excited now


Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2014 10:45 PM (ncAtG)


I bought a bag of that a couple of months ago. Opened it, had a few chips, but eventually the bag, over half full, ended up in the garbage. To me, it was a really weird flavor that just didn't taste all that good.

-----

Now what I want to know is what CDR has against Molson. Remember, the Molson in Canada is better (because it's stronger) than the Molson they ship to us poor plebes in the States. Molson Export in Montreal is some damn fine beer. I also like how the bars sell a petite bottle (12 oz.) or a grande bottle (22 oz.). (I never bought a petite bottle during my long weekend there). I loved the Molson beer in Montreal.

Posted by: RickZ at November 01, 2014 02:37 AM (9+Cgv)



Around the time I graduated college, I really liked Becks and St. Pauli....but they were priced at a considerable premium and I looked around for a quality brew at a lesser price, and fell upon Molson Golden (as well as Molson Ale when it was on sale). So I've quaffed a few. But times changed, they introduced "Molson Canadian" (which is crap) and they jacked their price, so I moved on. For many years, recently, I've downed a few Mooseheads.....but now, there are so many American craft brewers at reasonable prices that I seldom look at InBev or MolsonCoors at all.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:48 PM (T1005)

605 have to admit, I don't know shit about beer

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:50 PM (rRr9n)

606 have to admit, I don't know shit about beer

Start with the basics.  Do you drink beer?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 09:51 PM (UVfht)

607 bourbon, ah that's another story

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:52 PM (rRr9n)

608 to be honest - I only drink beer at baseball games - no kidding

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:53 PM (rRr9n)

609 607 have to admit, I don't know shit about beer

Start with the basics. Do you drink beer?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 01, 2014 02:51 AM (UVfht)




That's a helluva basic.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (T1005)

610 to be honest - I only drink beer at baseball games - no kidding

Then you know as much as I do.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (UVfht)

611 to be honest - I only drink beer at baseball games - no kidding Posted by: Vertov at November 01, 2014 02:53 AM (rRr9n) Chances are, somewhere in the world, someone is playing baseball at the moment. So, bottoms up!

Posted by: The Ethanolicious Hat at October 31, 2014 09:54 PM (lN8KC)

612 609 to be honest - I only drink beer at baseball games - no kidding Posted by: Vertov at November 01, 2014 02:53 AM (rRr9n) I'm not sure that's beer.

Posted by: BignJames at October 31, 2014 09:55 PM (j7iSn)

613 I'm no beer expert - at all - but I can work you around a bar

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:56 PM (rRr9n)

614 gents - let's enjoy our libations - right now

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 09:58 PM (rRr9n)

615 598 -- RickZ -- Pretty much the same reaction to the chips, with one big difference... you have to eat them with a dip of your choice. I agree, the taste is a major fail as a stand-alone chip... but, with a good dip, they're not that bad.

As to the Molson issue, it may be either a matter of taste, or the domestic vs. export argument... even tho I've quit drinking alcohol, I still remember that the home-market stuff is usually way better than the stuff shipped long distances, especially beer.

Science and technology aside, most beers do not tolerate traveling long distances, or have a decent shelf-life (if they're halfway good)... any beer doctored up to handle those factors usually taste pretty shitty compared to the local stuff... IMO.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 09:58 PM (/mTq0)

616 That's a helluva basic.

Everybody has to start somewhere.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 09:59 PM (UVfht)

617 If I had any libations I'd join in. I figure I'll go dry tonight because the next 40 hours are going to be an alcohol infused weekend. Cheers to you boys though.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 10:00 PM (R5HRU)

618 Speaking of beer, I don't think I've really had any high end beer like local craft/micro brews. It took me forever to enjoy it I used to hate it up until the last 3-5 years or so. I got started super late so therefor what most people consider shitty beer I can down easily.

Posted by: thathalfrican at October 31, 2014 10:02 PM (R5HRU)

619 g'nite guys -

Posted by: Vertov at October 31, 2014 10:04 PM (rRr9n)

620 And no, I'm no bier meister, but... being a 'sorta German' (1st gen American), I know about beer.

Germans take beer very seriously...

...riots have started for lesser reasons.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 10:04 PM (/mTq0)

621 Germans take beer very seriously... ...riots have started for lesser reasons. Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 01, 2014 03:04 AM (/mTq0) Word.

Posted by: Horst Wessel at October 31, 2014 10:07 PM (lN8KC)

622 Speaking of beer, I don't think I've really had any high end beer like local craft/micro brews. It took me forever to enjoy it I used to hate it up until the last 3-5 years or so.

I got started super late so therefor what most people consider shitty beer I can down easily.

Posted by: thathalfrican


Yeah, I can understand that some folks are not in on the beer thing. It's not for everyone.

I started with Sam Adams. Good, decent micro-brew.

There really is no reason to be forced to try anything above and beyond a few varieties.

Don't let us beer nuts intimidate you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 10:08 PM (a/+dP)

623 Germans take beer very seriously...

...riots have started for lesser reasons.


Which is funny because one of the worst beers I've ever had was German.  Eichbaum pilsner, I could taste the copper.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:11 PM (UVfht)

624 Don't let us beer nuts intimidate you. And don't go to Belgium: using the wrong ... drinking vessel ... can lead to problems.

Posted by: Arbalest at October 31, 2014 10:12 PM (FlRtG)

625 Rise up, fellow Americans! Defend your right to vocally imitate robots!

Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2014 02:30 AM

I rather think I do a good dirty-funk robot voice.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 10:12 PM (a/+dP)

626 Don't let us beer nuts intimidate you. Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 01, 2014 03:08 AM (a/+dP) Unlike coffee aficionados, we don't drink cat poop.

Posted by: The EtOH Hat at October 31, 2014 10:13 PM (lN8KC)

627 And don't go to Belgium: using the wrong ... drinking vessel ... can lead to problems.

If you do go to Belgium, bring lots of coins.  The weird looking dude sitting in the bathroom with the tray full of stuff?  He, along with everybody else in the country, expects a tip.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:14 PM (UVfht)

628 And don't go to Belgium: using the wrong ... drinking vessel ... can lead to problems.

Posted by: Arbalest


Some would suggest that the vessel is pessel leads to the brew that is true.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 10:17 PM (a/+dP)

629 If you do go to Belgium, bring lots of coins. The weird looking dude sitting in the bathroom with the tray full of stuff? He, along with everybody else in the country, expects a tip. Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 01, 2014 03:14 AM (UVfht) ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2014 10:17 PM (lN8KC)

630 Unlike coffee aficionados, we don't drink cat poop.

I thought those were civits?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:17 PM (UVfht)

631 619 -- thathalfrican -- Like everything else, beer is an acquired taste.

And, since everybody's taste buds don't match up, finding a decent-tasting beer is trial-n-error.

And, being a bit of a purist... I don't think much of all those fancy-schmancy micro-brews. Good beer is simple, and direct; and break down into three major groups: barley-based, rice-based, and wheat-based beer. Everything else after that is craftsmanship...

All that other stuff... the citrus-y, chocolatey and such... are heresies and abominations.

But that's just me...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 10:18 PM (/mTq0)

632 Which is funny because one of the worst beers I've ever had was German. Eichbaum pilsner, I could taste the copper.

Posted by: Blanco Basura


*likes the coppery taste of some beer because of childhood memories of drinking from a garden hose but can't bring the authorehteh*

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 10:21 PM (a/+dP)

633 All that other stuff... the citrus-y, chocolatey and such... are heresies and abominations. But that's just me...Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 01, 2014 03:18 No, not just you. You are correct.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 10:22 PM (o/90i)

634 Cat poop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FOGSJsAxUw

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 31, 2014 10:23 PM (+4uXG)

635 Somewhere between the day and the current topic...

Na na na na na na, VATMAN! http://tinyurl.com/mwyhrym

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:24 PM (UVfht)

636 And, being a bit of a purist... I don't think much of all those fancy-schmancy micro-brews. Good beer is simple, and direct; and break down into three major groups: barley-based, rice-based, and wheat-based beer. Everything else after that is craftsmanship... Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 01, 2014 03:18 AM (/mTq0) I prefer ales with more complex overtones. Particularly Belgian, North French, and British ales I enjoy. I also enjoy mulling my ale during the winder. Tasty.

Posted by: Hatful o' Ale at October 31, 2014 10:24 PM (lN8KC)

637 Winder = Winter

Posted by: Hatful o' Ale at October 31, 2014 10:25 PM (lN8KC)

638 If you do go to Belgium, bring lots of coins. The weird looking dude sitting in the bathroom with the tray full of stuff? He, along with everybody else in the country, expects a tip. Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 01, 2014 03:14 AM TY, you make me laugh.

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2014 10:27 PM (o/90i)

639 624 -- Blanco Basura -- Straight from the tap, or an import?

And to be fair, German (and Czech) beers aren't everybody's cup of tea...

...especially if you grew up with that bargain-basement junk they sell in America.

It took my father about 20 years before he found an American beer worth mentioning... and was a local brew, not a 'national' brand.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 10:28 PM (/mTq0)

640 In Germany, beer can -- by law -- have only four ingredients: water, barley, hops, and yeast. While most of the beer world complies with that, you also find styles with extra fermentable sugars (adjuncts) and extra modifications of the taste (flavorings).



Water can have as many distinctions as mineral water -- if you love Poland Spring and think Perrier tastes like dishwater, you can delve into water sourcing for various brews.



Barley is unique among grains in that it has enzymes that will 'crack' certain carbohydrates into fermentable sugars. To illustrate why this is important, I give you humans and beans -- http://tinyurl.com/kt9qhvg . As it turns out, the same sugars that yeasts can ferment can mostly be directly absorbed by human digestion....but there are other carbohydrates (especially in beans) that are not directly absorbed and are further digested by bacteria in the gut, yielding intestinal gas. In fact, one way to retrieve a "stuck fermentation" is to add bean-o to the mix.



So barley is very important to beer -- and the varieties and preparations of barley can be very distinctive in its taste.




Next is yeast. The most basic division in yeasts are those meant to be fermented warm, quickly [ales].....and those meant to be fermented longer at lower temps [lagers]. The ales tend to have more variety, from sour to banana-like to mild to "established"; where the lagers tend to be more "clean, neutral, grainy".




And then there are hops. Ah, what I could tell you.....basically, you have "noble hops" and others. To begin with, the hop is a plant closely related to marijuana (I've heard rumors of cross-species grafts). Like hemp, there are male and female hop plants. The flowers of the female hop are collected for flavoring beer.




There is so much variation in hops that it's like "what herbs go well with stew?" It should be noted, however, that certain European brew styles lever off of traditional hops.....and the "northwest-style IPA" relies largely on hops developed at Oregon universities from mutations off of Kent Goldings.


Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2014 10:29 PM (T1005)

641 Blanco Basura -- Straight from the tap, or an import?

Straight from the tap.  It should have been pretty fresh.  The place I was drinking was in Worms, which is close to Mannheim where the alleged brewery is located.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:33 PM (UVfht)

642 641 -- cthulhu -- Pretty much the long and the short of it...

...other than hops/no hops, it comes down to where, and when the yeast goes in (not to mention the species of yeast). Shit, there are some breweries that are working with the same 'starter culture' they've been using for 400+ years. And no... they ain't sharing.

(It's pretty much the same thing with sake brewers...)
-----------

642 -- Blanco Basura -- Hmm... it might have been the taste... or the plumbing betwixt the tap and the barrel... that's another factor that can't be over-looked.

If the locals didn't think it was odd... then it's just a matter of taste.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 10:49 PM (/mTq0)

643 Speaking of "social justice"... http://tinyurl.com/nrhgrtf

Posted by: The Unjust Hat at October 31, 2014 10:49 PM (lN8KC)

644 If the locals didn't think it was odd... then it's just a matter of taste.

I think the locals were odd.  They must have been, they liked me.

I eventually found Stuttgarter Witzen, and all was well with the world.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 10:55 PM (UVfht)

645 I eventually found Stuttgarter Witzen, and all was well with the world. Posted by: Blanco Basura Ace should shut down comments after that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 11:02 PM (a/+dP)

646 Night all. Speaking of booze... Here is "Betty Ford's Clinic" by Lawnmower Deth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUWcgpuirMI

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 31, 2014 11:08 PM (lN8KC)

647 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2014 11:12 PM (UVfht)

648 Hmm... likewise, good night all.

Sleep the sleep of the just everybody...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 31, 2014 11:17 PM (/mTq0)

649 Wassup?




Up doing work, bootches. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 12:08 AM (TjSLy)

650 Stuttgarter Witzen?

That would be "Jokes about Stuttgarters"

Ich habe habe eine Witz für dich. LoL

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:13 AM (AM6kV)

651 Darn, still no umlauts. Pixy where are my umlauts? They were supposed to be here #twoweeks ago.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:15 AM (AM6kV)

652 Good night, night shift... Let me turn the lights back up... First major item... Canada is joining Australia in placing restrictions on travel to people from the West African countries battling Ebola. Common sense stuff. Canada also ''retains the discretion to grant entry on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances "where travel is essential and in Canada's interest." In a news release issued some hours later, the government said it was taking "new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians." If only Precedent Obola was as concerned to protect the health and safety of Americans.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 01, 2014 12:19 AM (zxQ4h)

653 Is Valerie Jarrett Iranian? She runs the show in the White House, no question about that. What again is our policy toward Iran?

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 12:20 AM (A98Xu)

654 The damage is done. The last six years has been eye opening. I believe we have six more years of a progtard in the White House.

If the repubs are lucky enough to gain the majority in the Senate it will be up to them to put a halt to the decline.

I am not optimistic they they will do so without a gun to their collective heads.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:25 AM (AM6kV)

655 #653

Canada and Australia seem to be responding fairly well to this situation.  They seem to have a sense of self-preservation. 

You can argue, and should and I do, their internal politics but they seem to be saying "WTF" and taking some measures to try and insure it's not bre3aking out within their borders. 


WRT Australia, sometimes it's good to be on an island. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 12:29 AM (TjSLy)

656 Our policy towards iran? My guess it is directly related to a very large bank account in the Cayman Islands.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:33 AM (AM6kV)

657 "If the repubs are lucky enough to gain the majority in the Senate it will be up to them to put a halt to the decline."



Won't mean a thing.  Spending at all time highs.  A GOP Congress afraid to do anything that might bar the from the D.C. party circuit or get them bad press. 


Heh. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 12:35 AM (TjSLy)

658 "My guess it is directly related to a very large bank account in the Cayman Islands."

Most politics is. 


Iran?  We got us a Preezy who is very sympathetic with them.  Thinks we are the are the Great Satan as they've always called us. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 12:38 AM (TjSLy)

659 @658

I agree. The repubs could sweep the Senate seats that are up for grabs. Dirty harry might not be the Majority Leader but he will still be in charge.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:48 AM (AM6kV)

660 The same issue is in play here in Illinois for gub'nor. Not much of difference between Quinn or Rauner. Both are buddies of Rahmmie boy in Chicago.

Us down staters will lose no matter what.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 12:50 AM (AM6kV)

661 The gub'mint sponsored militias in Venezuela are now turning on the gub'mint.

Thats what happens when you give your free shit army guns and the free shit runs out.

Guerra Civil? No Pasaran!!!

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:01 AM (AM6kV)

662 All your ONT are belong to ME!!!!

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:07 AM (AM6kV)

663 Who is more likely of starting a war before tfg leaves office?

A lot of people think the Chicoms but I would place my money on Vlad the Invader.

He is a lot more unstable than the chicoms. IMO

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:11 AM (AM6kV)

664 Might as well practice.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:12 AM (AM6kV)

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:12 AM (AM6kV)

666 An empty victory but a victory none the less. no competition.

Posted by: GMB at November 01, 2014 01:13 AM (AM6kV)

667 Re: Rauner vs Quinn. I don't doubt that Rahm and many of his chums want Rauner to win.

Someone has to get the state workers in line, and Rauner could be just the 'evil repub' to do it.

The dems have created a monster, and the smarter ones know it. Who better to put the kibosh on some of the state worker benefits than Rauner?

I bet Rahm is voting for the guy.

Posted by: Lizabth at November 01, 2014 01:39 AM (JZBti)

668 Congrats GMB, you devil.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 01, 2014 01:44 AM (V70Uh)

669 The dems have created a monster, and the smarter ones know it. Who better to put the kibosh on some of the state worker benefits than Rauner? I bet Rahm is voting for the guy. Posted by: Lizabth at November 01, 2014 06:39 AM

I think you're giving Rahm-bo too much credit for brains.

Every Democrat in elective office seems to believe the Gravy Train can roll on forever, always fueled by another pinch of flesh taken from the 1%ers.

One can see it at work in the ads here in MA for a "ballot question" to decide whether the gas tax should be automatically indexed to inflation or require legislators to vote for increases. The teevee spots tell voters that dropping indexing will cost the state a billion bucks over the next 10 years, and our shitty roads will get shittier.

No one thinks to ask why all the billions collected over the past 10 years didn't go toward fixing the shitty roads, but went in the pockets of Devil Patrick's (and the legislature's) cronies.

Nope, all we have to do to achieve Paradise is keep electing Democrats who will impose FAIRNESS on us!

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 01, 2014 01:50 AM (PoKIA)

670 Hence, the hardest of the Ten Commandments for a Liberal to respect :  "Thou shalt not steal."


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 01, 2014 01:55 AM (V70Uh)

671 Hence, the hardest of the Ten Commandments for a Liberal to respect : "Thou shalt not steal." Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 01, 2014 06:55 AM

Choom Boy has the list of Commandments down to (at most) two or three. And he has deleted G*d and inserted his own name.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 01, 2014 02:00 AM (PoKIA)

672 Bwe-nose deos Mo-Rons. 'Sup?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 01, 2014 02:02 AM (60Vyp)

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