April 28, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (4-28-2016)
— Maetenloch

Quote of the Day I

Yale University President Peter Salovey solemnly addressed "the Yale community" by email in the early evening hours last night. He had a portentous announcement. Among other things, Yale has reached a decision on whether to retain the title "master" to refer to the teachers taking up the mantle at Yale's residential colleges. You can feel the brain cells sloughing off as you read the deliberation that went into taking the long way around to arrive at the wrong conclusion in the current fashion. It's the tribute that knowledge pays to ignorance.

-- Scott Johnson of PowerLine

Quote of the Day II

In fact, over the years, Mr. Gross has consistently asked one question of prospective employees: What drives you?

The twist is that they must pick one of three answers: money, power or fame.

Strangely to him, no one has ever picked fame.

"It is the one thing I have always wanted," he said. "When I was starting out at Pimco in 1972, I told my mother and father that I was going to become the most famous bond manager in the world."

If

If you can keep your head when all about you  

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,  

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;  

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream-and not make dreams your master;  

    If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim;  

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;  

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,  

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,  

    Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,  

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,  

     And-which is more-you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling published this poem in 1910 and Ernest Shackleton already had a framed copy of it in the ship's library on his ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic in 1914.

Related: Only a PC Killjoy Could Hate the New 'Jungle Book'

And the SJW Scolds never let you down: Reminder: Rudyard Kipling Was a Racist F*ck and The Jungle Book Is Imperialist Garbage

It's Official Now: Hillary! Now Offering the Woman Card

womancardhill

Student Tries to Trick Ted Cruz into Signing a Copy of the Communist Manifesto

He ended up signing it but this is what he wrote:

cruzcommman

Why the CT Judge Allowed the Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Against Remington to Go Forward

Discovery. And a chance to try out a new legal theory against gun companies.

As I have documented before, the law protects firearms manufacturers, but excepts cases where there is "negligent entrustment."  I recall thinking as I read this, "this is an oddball exception."  The reason that it is odd is that firearms manufacturers don't sell to customers.  They sell to distributors who then sell to stores (some manufacturers sell directly online, but go through a local FFL, e.g., Rock River Arms, LaRue Tactical, etc.).

They are thinking that this exception, the negligent entrustment clause, has not been tested in court and still need fleshing out as to its real definition.

Eight Percent of Wisconsin's Population Now Has a Concealed Carry Permit

The US Murder Rate Spiked in 2015

Is it the Ferguson Effect or something else?

While the overall crime rate remained constant, and the violent crime rate ticked up by only 3.1 percent, the murder rate spiked by 13.2 percent in the 30 largest U.S. cities, "with 19 cities seeing increases and 6 decreases."

The Happily Unhappy: Disaffected Participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference Took to Twitter to Complain That the Conference Was Too White

All Racial Incidents on Campuses Are Hoaxes Part MCCXXXV

SJWs Now Triggered by Cheerleading

Famous Vegan Restaurant Owners Are Getting Death Threats After They Admitted To Eating Meat

Because sometimes your personal free choice is just wrong and so you must be punished for it.

News You Can Use: How To Disarm a Mine

Why Have High School Proms Become Such High Stakes Affairs?

All of which begs the question: Why are so many people treating the act of asking someone to prom like it's a wedding proposal? Watching these high schoolers' promposals is like taking a deep dive into those weird videos on YouTube of kids pretending to get married in fake weddings (yes, that's a thing). And it suggests that an increasing number of young people are so focused on the attention they get from asking someone to prom that they forget what the high school ritual is supposed to be about: having fun with your friends before you all grow up and have to face the real world. For kids who grew up online, maybe that's the point: there is no real world unless it's documented online. Promposal pics, or it didn't happen.

80sprom

Miley Cyrus Very Pleased With Her New Tattoo of Jupiter

So much so that she even instagrammed it with the tag #lilbbJupiter. See if you can spot the problem.

cyrusjuipiter

Thai Tranny Hooker Watch: Violent Gang of 'Ladyboys' Now Mugging Tourists

Having sex with them seems to be the best defense.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For party smartieness-tude.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

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1 Hey!

Posted by: Don Rickles [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:38 PM (dPpmC)

2 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 06:38 PM (EzgxV)

3 Off, hockey puck sock.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:39 PM (dPpmC)

4 I bet Miley has No Ragrets over her Jupiter tattoo.

Posted by: no good deed at April 28, 2016 06:39 PM (GgxVX)

5 Howdy....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:40 PM (9ym/8)

6 The White Privilege Myth: In Academia; In The Military; In Incessantly Idiotic Pop Music The focus this time: The Miasma of Whiteness is everywhere!!1! More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11611

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 28, 2016 06:40 PM (vBeA5)

7 []

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:40 PM (jVvcc)

8 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 06:42 PM (voOPb)

9 Why can't we just hate it because Disney are fuckwads who ran out of ideas in 1994?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 06:42 PM (kumBu)

10 "Slowed up by a one hour roadside detention by the Border Patrol in Luna Co., NM this afternoon." Carryover. Uh-oh. Were you "holding?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:42 PM (9ym/8)

11 'Sup.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:43 PM (0mRoj)

12 10 "Slowed up by a one hour roadside detention by the Border Patrol in Luna Co., NM this afternoon." Carryover. Uh-oh. Were you "holding?" Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 11:42 PM (9ym/ How far inland from the border is that?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:43 PM (0mRoj)

13 Ha-ha! Only kidding about [] at #7!

Posted by: [/i][/b]andy[][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (jVvcc)

14 Yay! I'm one of the 8%

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (voOPb)

15 I only came to say goodnight.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (7qAYi)

16 Color Sergeant Bourne was the last surviving participant in the battle of Rork's Drift. He was a very young sergeant at the time of the battle. Poor Bromhead was dead with a year or so from disease in India.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (SqM8E)

17 Howdy, Ricardo. Did you get any hail over the past few weeks?

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (dPpmC)

18 Evenin' everyone.  Nopalito's for dinner tonight.  Yummy!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (r9m+B)

19 "Why can't we just hate it because Disney are fuckwads who ran out of ideas in 1994? " Tis a shame. We used to watch a ton of Disney stuff growing up. Nature shows, live-action movies, etc. I must have seen "The Bears and I" a hundred times.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:44 PM (9ym/8)

20 BTW, can we also give the bracket treatment to anyone mentioning Brokeback Mounting???

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:45 PM (jVvcc)

21 ugh....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 28, 2016 06:45 PM (0O7c5)

22 To be fair, Jupiter does have a faint ring, but yeah, Miley's tattoo is obviously Saturn.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (21hN3)

23 "If you can dream-and not make dreams your master; " RACIST!!!!!

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (iweze)

24 ted.....can be so awesome.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (0O7c5)

25 10 comments over at Hot Air on the Cruz commie book prank. Man, that place is a dynamo!

(To be fair, if you count the embedded comments, it's more like 18. So hah!)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (kumBu)

26 I wouldn't ever want to be famous. Too much unwanted attention.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (0mRoj)

27 "Howdy, Ricardo. Did you get any hail over the past few weeks?" We have. Nothing damaging at my place but about 2 miles over it beat the living Hell out of a bunch of cars and roofs. You? I'm hearing it's supposed to rev up again tomorrow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (9ym/8)

28 No holding, but I was in a very isolated area and didn't look like I belonged. Apparently they are suspicious of people who revel in experiencing some of the bleakest landscapes in North America.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (SqM8E)

29 Tis a shame. We used to watch a ton of Disney stuff growing up. Nature shows, live-action movies, etc. I must have seen "The Bears and I" a hundred times. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 11:44 PM (9ym/ But not 101 times.

Posted by: Cruella DeVille[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 06:46 PM (McRlu)

30 That last picture is most interesting. In reading Churchill's letters from South Africa where he was a war correspondent during the Boer War he, and the British Infantry, make a big deal out of taking fortified hilltop positions at the point of a bayonet.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 28, 2016 06:47 PM (hQUve)

31 Back to say I just heard a "Kaboom" joke on MST3K!

Posted by: Josephistan at April 28, 2016 06:47 PM (7qAYi)

32 Ok, and to wrap up today's press conference... the President has decided to make a surprise trip to Thailand.

Posted by: Josh Earnest at April 28, 2016 06:47 PM (H9MG5)

33 Miley Cyrus Very Pleased With Her New Tattoo of Jupiter Well, Jupiter does have a thin ring. That was documented by Voyager. Today I saw a car with a "Miley for President" sticker. So if you're wondering if this election campaign can get any worse, why yes it can.

Posted by: rickl at April 28, 2016 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

34 Re: Prom... My nephew just posted pictures of his prom. Somehow he managed to get two dates because his girlfriend wanted her single friend to come with them so she wouldn't be alone. I'm unsure if my nephew is super beta or super ballin'

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:48 PM (iweze)

35 MH: Once again, Ted Thompson lays a giant turd in the first round. What a tool.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 28, 2016 06:48 PM (ucDmr)

36 Any chance of that coffee tomorrow RK?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2016 06:48 PM (SqM8E)

37 hmmmmm so, who is #1 in baseball at the end of April?

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2016 06:48 PM (Qcady)

38 Kipling was only Racist if seen through Modern Western PC bullcrap. He was writing for the time, as the times were... Might does make right in the Jungle... Kim SHOWED Racism that already existed... But how can anyone call Gunga Din anything BUT an Poem that was ANTI Racism??? For you're a better Man than I am Gunga Din...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (qf6WZ)

39 34 Re: Prom... My nephew just posted pictures of his prom. Somehow he managed to get two dates because his girlfriend wanted her single friend to come with them so she wouldn't be alone. I'm unsure if my nephew is super beta or super ballin' Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (iweze) Super ballin'. It would be super beta if her single friend was a dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (0mRoj)

40 To be fair, Jupiter does have a faint ring So does Uranus! Errp, I mean... never mind.

Posted by: t-bird at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (oFSUK)

41 37 hmmmmm
so, who is #1 in baseball at the end of April?

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (Qcady)

two more days......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (0O7c5)

42 Tis a shame. We used to watch a ton of Disney stuff growing up. Nature shows, live-action movies, etc. I must have seen "The Bears and I" a hundred times. Posted by: Ricardo Kill Grew up watching Disney's Wonderful World of Color. On a black and white TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (k4M/B)

43 Guess what planet Miley has tattooed on her butt.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at April 28, 2016 06:49 PM (Y5N9y)

44 43 Guess what planet Miley has tattooed on her butt. Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at April 28, 2016 11:49 PM (Y5N9y) Who's Bob? /just the punchline

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:50 PM (0mRoj)

45 "No holding, but I was in a very isolated area and didn't look like I belonged. " The last interaction I had with the BP was north of Big Bend National Park. We roll up to the check station and four officers come trotting out. They ran the search dog but it was like they wanted to talk more than anything else. Real chatty.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:50 PM (9ym/8)

46 Willowed cause that is my luck.

Bander her whole response was very subdued from actual fuck you dude type words. It was still epic. She was very polite. Some one needed to smack that pompous and faggy sounding dude down. There is a reason AtC is a titan on this blog. That and the she is the Queen and I ain't trying to get get ravaged by a bunch of dino's.

/bows to my Queen and hopes she doesn't chop my head off or sick more dinos on me.

Posted by: prophet at April 28, 2016 06:50 PM (KIJKy)

47 Scott Alexander hits one out of the park here: http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/04/27/book-review-albions-seed/ Here he is on the "Scots-Irish" so-called . . . BORDERER FACTS: 1. Colonial opinion on the Borderers differed within a very narrow range: one Pennsylvanian writer called them 'the scum of two nations', another Anglican clergyman called them 'the scum of the universe'. 2. Some Borderers tried to come to America as indentured servants, but after Virginian planters got some experience with Borderers they refused to accept any more It gets better.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 28, 2016 06:51 PM (6FqZa)

48 Nigel Green


also good in another good flick "The Ipcress File"

Posted by: bourbon_straw_drinker at April 28, 2016 06:51 PM (/542q)

49 "the President has decided to make a surprise trip to Thailand. " Um, ladyboys?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (9ym/8)

50 Posted by: prophet at April 28, 2016 11:50 PM (KIJKy) That was a damn good asswhoopin.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (0mRoj)

51 Murder rates always go up when there are major population shifts and periods of absorption Homogeneous populations historically have the lowest murder rates. Heterogenous populations have historically higher murder rates. Places with higher transient populations have much higher murder rates Make of that what you will

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (zOTsN)

52 My last interaction with BP was coming back from spring training in Arizona. That damn station that always catches celebrities with pot. Anyway, my family is basically a crew of polar bears so they just asked us if we were all American citizens and sent us on our way.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (iweze)

53 42 Tis a shame. We used to watch a ton of Disney stuff growing up. Nature shows, live-action movies, etc. I must have seen "The Bears and I" a hundred times. Posted by: Ricardo Kill Grew up watching Disney's Wonderful World of Color. On a black and white TV. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2016 11:49 PM (k4M/B) Remember Disney's Song of the South??? with Uncle Rhemus? Or... Davey... Davey Crocket... King of the Wild Frontier!!!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (qf6WZ)

54 Howdy, beloved Horde! I can't believe I'm still upright. I'm usually half-comatose by this hour. Nope, not from impairing substances. I've been trying to convert to an early-to-riser.

Posted by: Emmie at April 28, 2016 06:52 PM (rRHdN)

55 But not 101 times. Posted by: Cruella DeVille at April 28, 2016 11:46 PM (McRlu) *golf clap*

Posted by: tbodie at April 28, 2016 06:53 PM (sNYFR)

56 The Ferguson Effect or something else? Well, Ogabe letting 167,000 foreign criminals roam free in the U.S. might have had something to do with it. http://tinyurl.com/hl7nad2

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at April 28, 2016 06:53 PM (laMCB)

57 To be fair, Jupiter does have a faint ring, but yeah, Miley's tattoo is obviously Saturn. Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 28, 2016 11:46 PM (21hN3) I know it's supposed to be me. Go ahead and shove your wrecking ball in deep.

Posted by: Uranus at April 28, 2016 06:53 PM (vBeA5)

58 I'd love to and it's a damn shame but I'm at the ranch with dad right now. Can't really leave for any period of time. I seriously would like to though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:53 PM (9ym/8)

59 Yo.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 06:54 PM (rJUlF)

60 59 Yo. Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 11:54 PM (rJUlF) Oy!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:54 PM (0mRoj)

61 beta or super ballin' Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (iweze) Hope he didn't play pool in Wyoming.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 06:54 PM (voOPb)

62 "Or... Davey... Davey Crocket... King of the Wild Frontier!!!" Exactly. And Wide World of Color. Things like that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:54 PM (9ym/8)

63 I love Disney. Irrationally. I know they've been sliding into SJW land for 30 years, but that doesn't stop me from loving the classics

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:55 PM (iweze)

64 So I followed the link to the SJW problems with Jungle Book. I was seven when the first one came out. I wasn't a fan. My grandmother had me reading Kipling and I couldn't relate it to the singing cartoon characters. But one Louis Armstrong song is supposed to be racist. I imagine it must be "I wanna be like you". Here, btw: https://youtu.be/EKnQoWWySm8 Good god that's good jazz from a founding legend of the genre. Armstrong was a TV fixture in the 60s and I was shocked to learn that he'd been around in the 20s. Kids have no idea of that time span. If nothing else, I'm glad this "controversy" has me looking up some old gems.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 06:55 PM (1xUj/)

65 I wouldn't ever want to be famous. Too much unwanted attention. Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 11:46 PM We learned that in our mid 20s when we got md. The constant flash of photos was obnoxious. F that sheet, I'd rather live in anonymity, like lurking on AOSHQ! Heh, good times, w/ good folks.

Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 06:55 PM (o/90i)

66 cubs lead with a .762 winning percentage

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 28, 2016 06:56 PM (0O7c5)

67 hmmmmm so, who is #1 in baseball at the end of April? Some of us still derive satisfaction from 1) the Evil Empire presently sitting at the bottom of the AL East; and 2) the lowly Phillies sweeping the Nats. Karma biting Jonathan Papelbon in the butt, I'd say.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 28, 2016 06:56 PM (3C9q2)

68 Miley is Neil and Neil is Miley!

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 06:56 PM (MQEz6)

69 But how can anyone call Gunga Din anything BUT an Poem that was ANTI Racism??? For you're a better Man than I am Gunga Din... Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 11:49 PM (qf6WZ) That's it precisely. The SJWs have no need of facts. They already "know" Kipling was a racist. Guilty because white male. And English to boot.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (laMCB)

70 We learned that in our mid 20s when we got md. The constant flash of photos was obnoxious. F that sheet, I'd rather live in anonymity, like lurking on AOSHQ! Heh, good times, w/ good folks. Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 11:55 PM (o/90i) Hell yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (0mRoj)

71 59 Yo. Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 11:54 PM (rJUlF) Captain Whitebread!

Posted by: Yo! at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (sdi6R)

72 And in other news... it was announced today by the Secret Service, that the White House needs a higher fence to keep unwanted visitors out... annndddd... Google paid $16 million last year for ARMED security for Anti Gun advocate Mark Zukerberg... Hypocrites gotta be Hypocrites...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (qf6WZ)

73 I wouldn't want fame or power. Just give me enough money so I never have to interact with another human live and in person ever again.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (iweze)

74 I'm not even going to click on that SJW/Jungle Book link. It's going to be the same old stupid, mindless, pedantic crap, and I've had enough of that for awhile.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 06:57 PM (rJUlF)

75 When is the World Series played, April or october?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 06:58 PM (voOPb)

76 I wouldn't want fame or power. Just give me enough money so I never have to interact with another human live and in person ever again. Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (iweze) Seconded.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 06:58 PM (rJUlF)

77 "I wouldn't ever want to be famous. Too much unwanted attention. " No thank you. Give me the money. Nobody will ever know I'm "rich."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 06:58 PM (9ym/8)

78 Oh and Rangers #1 in AL West.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 06:59 PM (0C2f1)

79 annndddd... Google paid $16 million last year for ARMED security for Anti Gun advocate Mark Zukerberg...

Not to be dense, but why would Google pay for the security of Facebook's CEO?  Did I miss a merger announcement?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 06:59 PM (r9m+B)

80 We enjoyed The Jungle Book. It was darker and a little closer to Kipling's book than the 1967 animated version. The biggest disappointment was Louis, who isn't in Kipling's stories (well, that I recall -- it's been years since I read it). He makes a point of describing himself as a Gigantopithecus, which is a long-extinct 9-foot tall species of orangutan. Still, Disney made him King Kong size. The actor who plays Mowgli is terrific.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (dPpmC)

81 Help me out here. Trying to decide which is more intimidating, facial-hair wise.

The color sergeant's muttonchops, or the Robin Olds mustache.

http://tinyurl.com/zov5yvf

Posted by: torquewrench at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (noWW6)

82 Maybe if the fed told us where they were settling all these new people, from Central America and the Middle East, and we could get a better handle on what is causing the crime spikes

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (zOTsN)

83 I'd take the money, get a nice middle class house, pay off my debts, set Mom up for the rest of her life, then invest the rest in Burning Times commodities.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (rJUlF)

84 Not to be dense, but why would Google pay for the security of Facebook's CEO? Did I miss a merger announcement? Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 11:59 PM (r9m+B) LOL.... sorry... working off a bourbon fueled memory...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (qf6WZ)

85 Give me the money, and I'll buy a used, but very nice 50 ft. sloop or ketch, and make myself non-permanent amidst as many ports of call as I may drop anchor. I'd have to change my nic though, to the name of the new boat. S.V. Anonymous, perhaps? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:00 PM (McRlu)

86 I wouldn't want fame or power. Just give me enough money so I never have to interact with another human live and in person ever again. Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (iweze) Word

Posted by: tbodie at April 28, 2016 07:01 PM (sNYFR)

87 LOL.... sorry... working off a bourbon fueled memory...

Right!  Carry on, then.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 07:01 PM (r9m+B)

88 Looks like we're (me and my lovely bride of 31 years) going to be snowed in for the weekend. Plenty of firewood for the fireplace, plenty of food in the pantry, plenty of Crown Royal in the cupboard and a high speed internet connection. I'm just going to sit over here and let you fine folks entertain me. Let me know if anyone needs a fish pun.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:01 PM (mvenn)

89 Carnival Barker and Canadian Jesus stories right up there in the post. Is Maet relenting?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (R+30W)

90 My grandson loves Davey Crocket. He rides his springy horse and wears the coonskin cap his Grampy bought him while he watches it. We also have the complete collection of the Daniel Boone TV series and he is just as confused as I was as a kid that Davey & Daniel were the same guy.

Posted by: cfomahm at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (RfzVr)

91 "or the Robin Olds mustache." Fear the 'stache. I used to goatee but then everybody did that so I got rid of it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (9ym/8)

92 89 Carnival Barker and Canadian Jesus stories right up there in the post. Is Maet relenting?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2016 12:02 AM (R+30W)


nope.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (pAlYe)

93 Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (iweze) A little mood music http://youtu.be/awhGI0_o90s

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (voOPb)

94 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 28, 2016 11:51 PM (6FqZa) Lol, my Scots-Irish paternal ancestor is thought to have gotten to the US as an indentured servant. Hadn't realized that was a rare(ish) thing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 28, 2016 07:02 PM (GDulk)

95 Alas, RK. I could have re-routed through Candelaria.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2016 07:03 PM (SqM8E)

96 annndddd... Google paid $16 million last year for ARMED security for Anti Gun advocate Mark Zukerberg... Hypocrites gotta be Hypocrites... Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (qf6WZ) hey, you have a tattoo of jupiter?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:03 PM (vb33c)

97 Seems to be a consensus among the Horde that money is more useful than fame or power. Wonder what that says about us?

Posted by: Emmie at April 28, 2016 07:03 PM (rRHdN)

98 Thailand is the freakin' sex capital of the world, for some damn reason. Different countries and places specializes and are known for different things, and with Thailand it's the sex trade. Roundeye perverts of all stripes just dig their merchandise.

   The place is the fucking Fantasy Island of sex. If you've got the money, and it does take that, you can call up a Mr. Rourke of sorts and he will set you up with whatever your perverted little mind desires.

    Back in college, some buddies of mine developed that "Asian girl" fetish. Me, I never did. I mean, I could appreciate some very pretty instances of them, but never went that far. But I got to wondering and got to looking at some of the Thai girls, and I see they've got something, and I could very well see getting into them, though. I've never noticed it before.

         Anyway, I read that they've always been in demand as the prettiest Asians. 

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 28, 2016 07:03 PM (DW+jj)

99 By the rings of Jupiter, that is a magnificent tattoo!

Posted by: Kneel DeGrassy Tyson at April 28, 2016 07:04 PM (RrDm2)

100 I'm just going to sit over here and let you fine folks entertain me. Let me know if anyone needs a fish pun. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 12:01 AM (mvenn) I'll take one. Just for the halibut.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 07:04 PM (rJUlF)

101 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 12:01 AM (mvenn) You, Mrs. Snowstorm and woodpeckers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:04 PM (voOPb)

102 " Looks like we're (me and my lovely bride of 31 years) going to be snowed in for the weekend. " Forgive me for asking, but, where are you again? Snowed in?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:04 PM (9ym/8)

103 Seems to be a consensus among the Horde that money is more useful than fame or power. Wonder what that says about us? It's a rigged quiz. There should have been options for love, self-fulfillment, appreciation of the arts, guns, and beejers.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 07:05 PM (1xUj/)

104 Evening everyone!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:05 PM (fC9RO)

105 29 Posted by: Cruella DeVille at April 28, 2016 11:46 PM --------------- It's my sister!!! It's my sister!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 28, 2016 07:05 PM (T/5A0)

106 " Thailand is the freakin' sex capital of the world, for some damn reason. " From I gather it's a pretty wide open place. Anything goes. Sex, guns, drugs. You name it, they got it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (9ym/8)

107 97 Seems to be a consensus among the Horde that money is more useful than fame or power. Wonder what that says about us? Posted by: Emmie at April 29, 2016 12:03 AM (rRHdN) That for the most part we just want to be left the fuck alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (0mRoj)

108 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725734905276030977 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735066010148864 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735229667725312 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735381912662016

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (EuuAG)

109 " A little mood music " Thanks!

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (0C2f1)

110 Am the only one here who got beads of forehead sweat while watching the Cambodian guy tapping the dirt off of the mine?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (RrDm2)

111 The woman card thing ticks me off. I've spent the last three weeks watching The Tudors while laid up after knee surgery and if there's one thing that's clear, it's that there has never been a better time to be a woman than now. We should be celebrating....not complaining.

Posted by: Cricket at April 28, 2016 07:06 PM (ohUEV)

112 "That for the most part we just want to be left the fuck alone." Amen.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (0C2f1)

113 Hmmm, so The Other Guy is mentioned, and That Execrable Woman is mentioned, and it's not like I want to mention You Know Who, but ...... that side-bar thing (no I didn't go read the Cost stuff) merits some kind of reaction. If You Know Who is targeted by "Daisy" ads ...... which part of FEC regs and the constitution did I miss which prohibit You Know Who (and "unaffiliated" PACs, wink wink) from running 10 times as many devastating ads in response? The "Daisy" concept - then and now - depends on a great deal of naivete and ignorance about US military operations and the formal/informal processes that shape decisions about those operations. Sadly this naivete is not limited to the great unwashed - one sees it rightcha here in these comment sections (mmm, and one post, actually). Anyway, all the 3,294 different ways that presumably sophisticated observers are scrambling to find to say "I don't want You Know Who as the nominee" have long since started to seem ridiculous. Lots of reasons not to want You Know Who - no need to beclown yourselves with endless implausible or weakly argued hypotheticals about how his being the nominee might present challenges. ANY nominee running against the Borg most of this country, and almost all of its public culture, have become will face a steep climb.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (QDnY+)

114 So if Hillary has a Woman Card, Does Bill have a whole deck of Other Woman Cards?

Posted by: Taggert at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (dqnGo)

115 Ricardo, we got some good-sized hail but it it didn't break any windows or damage our roof like it did many on our block. Our cars were safe in the garage. People a mile north got hit hard and the poor folks just 3 miles away in Wylie had a hail storm of Biblical proportions. We have lots of friends and acquaintances who lost most of the windows in their houses, had holes punched in their roofs, and had their car windows knocked out. Bad stuff.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (dPpmC)

116 *puts knife back away*

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (R+30W)

117 "Carnival Barker and Canadian Jesus stories right up there in the post. Is Maet relenting?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2016 12:02 AM (R+30W) "

I don't see the usual disclaimer about 'no politics.' But I'm not gonna jump on the mine even if I'm pretty sure it's inactive.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 07:07 PM (kumBu)

118 still reading content--ummm, the Jungle Book animated movie didn't call the monkey king Louie after Armstong, but after Louis Prima, who voiced him.
Italina-American Louis Prima, of New Orleans just like Armstrong.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (h3IJ6)

119 Yo. Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 11:54 PM Hey Capt. Hope you are doing well. Been there, done that. Be well. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow...who is the obnoxious twit that sang that grating song?

Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (o/90i)

120 75 When is the World Series played, April or october?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 11:58 PM (voOPb)


omG

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (0O7c5)

121 "Alas, RK. I could have re-routed through Candelaria." Well, that's pretty far from me I do apologize. I should have figured out a way to make this work.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (9ym/8)

122 Would you rather be famous, or defuse mines?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (RrDm2)

123 Forgive me for asking, but, where are you again? Snowed after in? **** We are in the mountains of southern CO (Sangre de Cristo range), at our cabin, this is our "first trip of the year to open the cabin up. Sitting on about three inches of snow this evening, we'll see what the morning brings.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (mvenn)

124 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735565564334080 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735734502522881 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725735898852159489

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (EuuAG)

125 ever have a really super idea for making money that was so wrong you never implement or told someone else?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (vb33c)

126 My sister volunteers at an orphanage/school in Thailand. She goes every year for a couple of weeks. Why Thailand? They have parents who are very willing to sell their daughters into the sex trade to pay off their debts. They see no problem with this

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 07:08 PM (zOTsN)

127 Does the exercise assume that the 3 qualities are mutually exclusive?

I would figure that if I had fame, I could use it to acquire money and power. If you only get fame, and can't ever use it to get money or power, then fame seems like a pretty bad choice.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (kumBu)

128 Your own Canadian Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who cares

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

129 "That for the most part we just want to be left the fuck alone." Ding-ding-ding.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (9ym/8)

130 Seamus, my boss lives up in Woodland Park.  Tomorrow is supposed to be his last day and I wonder if he'll find a way to skip it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (fC9RO)

131 Am the only one here who got beads of forehead sweat while watching the Cambodian guy tapping the dirt off of the mine? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 29, 2016 12:06 AM (RrDm2) is that a euphemism?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (vb33c)

132 If you've got the money, and it does take that, you can call up a Mr. Rourke of sorts and he will set you up with whatever your perverted little mind desires. Such as Tattoo. From Jupiter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (k4M/B)

133 Ernest Shackleton is one of history's most awesome men. That is all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:09 PM (sl+zA)

134 Even More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725736074400534528 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725736219091427330 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/725736376147185664

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (EuuAG)

135 "Because sometimes your personal free choice is just wrong and you must be punished for it." Truer and sadder words that perfectly describe our current predicament as a nation

Posted by: tbodie at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (sNYFR)

136 Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow...who is the obnoxious twit that sang that grating song? Posted by: Farmer **** Funny that. We just were listening to the theme song from "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" - a little known song titled "Tomorrow is the Song I Sing". One of our favorite movies.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (mvenn)

137 122 Would you rather be famous, or defuse mines? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 29, 2016 12:08 AM (RrDm2) Me? I'll tell you what I told my HS Fuidance Counselor, I want to be a free lance gynecologist

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (voOPb)

138 Italina-American Louis Prima, Posted by: barbarausa -------------- He was also an asshole.

Posted by: Keely Smith at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (RrDm2)

139 "We are in the mountains of southern CO (Sangre de Cristo range), at our cabin, " That is fantastic. A real life cabin in the mountains. We camp west of there in the Rio Grande Forest.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:10 PM (9ym/8)

140 " ever have a really super idea for making money that was so wrong you never implement or told someone else?" I may have already told the horde, but my husband and I were joking about making a consent ap for college hook ups. Then someone made it. Because of course they did.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:11 PM (0C2f1)

141 Your own Canadian Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who cares -----

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 07:11 PM (rJUlF)

142 How do you disarm a mime?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2016 07:11 PM (k4M/B)

143 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 12:08 AM (mvenn) Enjoy the cabin opener. We are heading to ours tomorrow for our opener. 50s & dry for the forecast

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (voOPb)

144 Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 12:09 AM (fC9RO) **** Are you getting snow up valley? G. Jitty City had lots of rain I heard.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (mvenn)

145 Why Thailand? They have parents who are very willing to sell their daughters into the sex trade to pay off their debts. They see no problem with this Do we know they have no problem with this? I was in Thailand in '89. There were amputee children begging because their parents chopped off their arms to make them more sympathetic beggars. I don't assume that people I don't know are inhuman. I presume a high level of desperation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (1xUj/)

146 142 How do you disarm a mime? ------- Start with a wry, self-deprecating sense of humor...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (sl+zA)

147 How do you disarm a mime?

Sawzall

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (r9m+B)

148 "We have lots of friends and acquaintances who lost most of the windows in their houses, had holes punched in their roofs, and had their car windows knocked out. " Sorry to hear. I hope you manage to stay out of the path going forward. Like I said, they are talking up tomorrow. Who knows.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:12 PM (9ym/8)

149 How do you disarm a mime? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. ***** Give a sharp tug when he starts doing that tug-of-war schtick.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:13 PM (mvenn)

150 Must head for bed. Thanks to kbdabear, my dreams will be filled with visions of gingers. Good night, everyone.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 07:13 PM (rJUlF)

151 Money, fame, or power? If you have obtained two of those goals, it is not so hard to obtain the third.

But for my own opinion, the best is Power. Power is the best one to strive for, because with power one can amass a fortune and be remembered by the historians as a person of consequence. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and the ultimate high.

Posted by: exdem13 at April 28, 2016 07:13 PM (ry4ab)

152 142 How do you disarm a mime? ------- Start with a wry, self-deprecating sense of humor... Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 12:12 AM (sl+zA) Alberta Oil Peon's Husqvarna

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:13 PM (vb33c)

153 "We are heading to ours tomorrow for our opener. 50s & dry for the forecast" Enjoy the cabin. Only 92F here today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:14 PM (9ym/8)

154 137 122 Would you rather be famous, or defuse mines? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 29, 2016 12:08 AM (RrDm2) Me? I'll tell you what I told my HS Fuidance Counselor, I want to be a free lance gynecologist Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb) No joy in examining diseased vaj. Or vaj on a 300 pound land whale with poor hygiene.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:14 PM (0mRoj)

155 Colour Sergeant Bourne remembers his Psalms, and will sort your shit right out.

Posted by: Herger_The_Joyous at April 28, 2016 07:14 PM (64Sjk)

156 My sister just got back. Yes, the parents have to be persuaded to let the orphanage take in the kids and let them be educated. They are a commodity that the parents would rather use to pay debts and generate income

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 07:14 PM (zOTsN)

157 Enjoy the cabin opener. We are heading to ours tomorrow for our opener. ***** Every year it is that same mixed feeling of dread and pleasurable anticipation. Looking forward to spending time in the mountains. Dreading finding out what broke down during the winter. So far so good.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:15 PM (mvenn)

158 142 How do you disarm a mime?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 12:11 AM (k4M/B)

++++

Isn't that what little brothers are for?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 07:15 PM (R+30W)

159 is that a euphemism? Posted by: yankeefifth ------------- Yes, yes it is. It's a substitute for 'clinched sphincter'. It's what's called a 'sympathetic response' when handling armed landmines. I felt the same way (on a lesser scale) last week when I was pulling the airbag out of the steering wheel of my truck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:15 PM (RrDm2)

160 "Power is the best one to strive for, because with power one can amass a fortune and be remembered by the historians as a person of consequence. " My thing is that I don't want to be "known" for anything. Remain very anonymous with the security of a pile of money at my disposal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:15 PM (9ym/8)

161 You think that dumb bitch with all her money & fame would have tattoos with some class

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:15 PM (voOPb)

162 Are you getting snow up valley? G. Jitty City had lots of rain I heard.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 12:12 AM (mvenn)



I'm in Colorado Springs, where there's a little snow but it's not sticking.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:16 PM (fC9RO)

163 115 Ricardo, we got some good-sized hail but it it didn't break any windows or damage our roof like it did many on our block. Our cars were safe in the garage. People a mile north got hit hard and the poor folks just 3 miles away in Wylie had a hail storm of Biblical proportions. We have lots of friends and acquaintances who lost most of the windows in their houses, had holes punched in their roofs, and had their car windows knocked out. Bad stuff. Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 29, 2016 12:07 AM (dPpmC) Might I humbly suggest that you get a pro up on that roof to take a look at it from the proper angle? That which looks OK from the ground is often....very, very often, far more damaged than you might otherwise imagine. Hail damage doesn't always look like OMG DESTRUCTION on a roof shingle. Could look like a mild dent from an errant golf ball. But those add up, and you might be entitled to a brand new roof via your insurance. Get a Certain-Teed "Select Shingle Master Contrator", or a GAF "Premium" contractor out there. They'll inspect for free. They'll show you photos of what they find, and you can discuss any damage with them, in terms of presence, severity, and options for moving forward, or not. But, get it looked at. Things look different up there, when seen from atop the roof, and not out on the sidewalk. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:16 PM (McRlu)

164 162 You think that dumb bitch with all her money & fame would have tattoos with some class Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2016 12:15 AM (voOPb) You can't buy class.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:16 PM (0mRoj)

165 You can't buy class. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 12:16 AM ( ------- And off we go with Trump again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:18 PM (sl+zA)

166 What is the source of this strange delusion I've read in several places recently that there was no mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at April 28, 2016 07:18 PM (rwI+c)

167 "I felt the same way (on a lesser scale) last week when I was pulling the airbag out of the steering wheel of my truck." My BIL who's family used to own a salvage yard demonstrated one one day. About 30 feet into the air.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (9ym/8)

168 So I'm not sure if anyone here also swims in the cesspool that is Reddit, but apparently Reddit mods are combing through private messages for BadThoughts.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (0C2f1)

169 I'm in Colorado Springs, where there's a little snow but it's not sticking. **** Thought you were in the Roaring Fork area. My error.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (mvenn)

170 Well, I chose fame.  But the kind of fame I was thinking of was recognition for work.  For being the best (or one of the best) at what I was doing.

I wasn't thinking of FAME fame, I have always wanted not to have that.  Much prefer to be anonymous in everyday life.

But "fame" in the profession - plaudits, awards, respect, etc. - yes.  I choose that over money and certainly over power.  That's how I was thinking of fame.

Posted by: Alana at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (N5O9+)

171 It gets better.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 28, 2016 11:51 PM (6FqZa)


I can't remember, have you read Steel Bonnets, or Candlemass Road by George MacDonald Fraser?

(Buffs fingernails, am related to the Scottish side you know)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (VstaQ)

172 Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 12:14 AM (0mRoj) What part of free lance didn't you understand.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:19 PM (voOPb)

173 "So, Ricardo, were you ever called an asshole?" I'm sure I have. What's the welts got to do with it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:20 PM (9ym/8)

174 Mines. A small humorous anecdote. Took a management class. Foreign staff of US embassies, in US for humanitarian aid management training (I was a "student" mostly to learn stupid procedural stuff our office was mostly exempt from following - we had all sorts of emergency authorities/exemptions). First day started off with a "not bad" video on Angola as a "complex emergency" (euphemism for ridiculous man-made catastrophes in places that should be richer than Singapore). Included (nearly fell out of my chair) the throwaway factoid that one of the few areas of the country free of mines was the strip that had been occupied by the evil South African military. I jumped in right after the video ended. Explained that mines are only a problem when used improperly - no maps, no records, no strategy - and that the strip of southern Angola was a perfect example - South African army was professional and operated on western standards for things like use of mines. Added in the example of Normandy in WWII (more mines than Cambodia, cleared up without much trouble, and quickly). American instructors were taken aback, quiet, clearly not pleased. Foreign staffers were fascinated, thanked me later, said they never had known that about mines and mine warfare. Heh.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 28, 2016 07:21 PM (QDnY+)

175 Thought you were in the Roaring Fork area. My error.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 12:19 AM (mvenn)



Originally.  I still have family who live up that way.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:21 PM (fC9RO)

176 The ONT is free of of poetry and rhyming
With threats of censure and hard timing
There's just one catch
One exception, natch
Whip out the Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 28, 2016 07:21 PM (gyKtp)

177 As for the question, I'll also take power. If the hypothetical assumes this acquisition happens magically, that means I didn't have to sacrifice my principles to attain power, so I might even be able to do some good.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 07:21 PM (kumBu)

178 You think that dumb bitch with all her money & fame would have tattoos with some class Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian ------------ That's often the way of things. Someone said, "You want to know what God thinks of money? Look at the people he gives it to."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:22 PM (RrDm2)

179 Just take comfort knowing you can writing in [ ] on your ballot in November!

Posted by: Ti at April 28, 2016 07:22 PM (nIGPZ)

180 >>>You can't buy class. I have a 33 year old tattoo that looks better than her prison tat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:22 PM (voOPb)

181 I'm famed for my laziness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:23 PM (RrDm2)

182 Did anyone notice that Ace's last several headline were questions? Is he not sure of what he's saying anymore? Am I saying hello? Will I read the Overnight Thread content now?

Posted by: mindful webworker atwerk? at April 28, 2016 07:23 PM (5a8XA)

183 "What is the source of this strange delusion I've read in several places recently that there was no mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at April 29, 2016 12:18 AM (rwI+c) "

Alex Jones was claiming the day after that it was a 'false flag operation.' So maybe it comes from his acolytes?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 07:23 PM (kumBu)

184 But for my own opinion, the best is Power. Power is the best one to strive for, because with power one can amass a fortune and be remembered by the historians as a person of consequence. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and the ultimate high. Posted by: exdem13 at April 29, 2016 12:13 AM (ry4ab) Power, if not used... if not maintained, soon deteriorates. Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 07:23 PM (qf6WZ)

185 They'll sell their sons into it as well, as ladyboys. For roundeye perverts who are into the shemale, chicks with dicks thing, the Thai ladyboy is the cream of the crop of that.

  They say a peasant boy from dirt poor surroundings can make more money as a ladyboy than anything else he could ever do by a long shot. He could keep up his whole damn family in a life of relative luxury compared to the dirt poor countryside.

   And that's something else I wondered. Why Thai ladyboys? For some reason, Thai boys make good girls, just something about the stock. I don't know if I believe it, but I read that got started because of the high demand for Thai girls as prostitutes. Supply was running low, and some of these cutthroat ruthless pimping operations started just grabbing young boys, putting wigs and makeup on them, and using them.

       And that caught on, some of the "customers" started really digging that, and so the ladyboy demand came into being.

     Now, I just don't know about whole, "Hey, let's slap a wig on some boys and whore them out. Them drunks may not know the difference or even care...." I just don't know if anyone would really think that. 

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 28, 2016 07:23 PM (DW+jj)

186 Originally. I still have family who live up that way. ***** I have a brother in Gypsum and a brother in New Castle. Wife and I travel up that way about once a month for work (GWS and Basalt)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:24 PM (mvenn)

187 The woman card thing ticks me off. I've spent the last three weeks watching The Tudors while laid up after knee surgery and if there's one thing that's clear, it's that there has never been a better time to be a woman than now. We should be celebrating....not complaining.
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So, I'm a female who works in a non-traditional field, and have never been able to play the woman card. In fact, I was told point blank by my union steward that I couldn't get away with the things my male black co-worker could.  Because he had the NAACP card. There are also men who screw you over at times and make you work harder, simply because you're a woman and they like to watch you struggle.

Not complaining about any of it; just giving another point of view. The woman card might work for some, but as far as I know, I've never been able to play it myself.

Now if I was a black Muslim transgender, well, I'd own the world.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 28, 2016 07:24 PM (AHDxb)

188 You think that dumb bitch with all her money & fame would have tattoos with some class Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian well, compared with her parents tattoos she is emily post with short hair.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:24 PM (vb33c)

189 Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot... Mostly.

Posted by: Weimar Germany at April 28, 2016 07:24 PM (1xUj/)

190 SJWs hate Kipling for these reasons.
1. The Jungle Book stories about Mowgli are all about what makes society-especially premodern society-work out. No fluffy morals or easily co-opted Disney princess stories here. The tiger is a tyrannical killer, the monkeys are idiots, wild dogs are Mongols, Kaa is a bastard, a golden treasure brings death, villagers are suspicious, and girls have a power over boys. (The wolves were cool though.)
2. Ricky-Ticky-Tavy, sell-out defender of colonials.
3. It's a WHITE seal!!! WHITE seals can't end oppression, genocide, or find safe zones!
4. The Mugger of Mugger Ghaut: everything about every Asian dictator ever in one parable of a tale. Illuminating and edifying if one is not John Kerry.
5. "If" What does that poem have to do with establishing a multicultural welfare state?
6. No poems that make soldiers and soldiering sympathetic, they don't want that.
7. "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" They pretend very hard not to understand it.

Posted by: exdem13 at April 28, 2016 07:24 PM (ry4ab)

191 183 I'm famed for my laziness. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 29, 2016 12:23 AM (RrDm2) --------- Ennui FTW

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:25 PM (sl+zA)

192 well, if you have money and no power you will be out of money pretty soon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:25 PM (vb33c)

193 Over the last 3 years I don't care about fame, wealth or power. It's the health that's the most important. At least to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:26 PM (voOPb)

194 Gauguin thought Picasso was a dick.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:26 PM (sl+zA)

195 My nephew just posted pictures of his prom. Somehow he managed to get two dates because his girlfriend wanted her single friend to come with them so she wouldn't be alone. I'm unsure if my nephew is super beta or super ballin' Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (iweze) Having a cute girl on each arm is definitely ballin'.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 28, 2016 07:26 PM (1D4Ef)

196 I called this in an earlier thread: Guy owns a modeling agency, a beauty pageant...who does this except for access? Now we have an another accusation: http://tinyurl.com/htoo65k Involves Pedo Island guy, who [] has praised.

Posted by: sexypig at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (dZQh7)

197 197 Gauguin thought Picasso was a dick. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 12:26 AM (sl+zA) I read a little about Picasso a while back and got the impression that he was indeed a dick.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (0mRoj)

198 47 Scott Alexander hits one out of the park here: http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/04/27/book-review-albions-seed/ Here he is on the "Scots-Irish" so-called . . . BORDERER FACTS: 1. Colonial opinion on the Borderers differed within a very narrow range: one Pennsylvanian writer called them 'the scum of two nations', another Anglican clergyman called them 'the scum of the universe'. 2. Some Borderers tried to come to America as indentured servants, but after Virginian planters got some experience with Borderers they refused to accept any more It gets better. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 28, 2016 11:51 PM (6FqZa) I don't know if I much care for his tone.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (EzgxV)

199 I'm not even going to click on that SJW/Jungle Book link. It's going to be the same old stupid, mindless, pedantic crap, and I've had enough of that for awhile.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (rJUlF)


 "Listen, man-cub," said the Bear, and his voice rumbled like thunder on a hot night. "I have taught thee all the Law of the Jungle for all the peoples of the jungle - except the Monkey-Folk who live in the trees. They have no law. They are outcasts. They have no speech of their own, but use the stolen words which they overhear when they listen, and peep, and wait up above in the branches. Their way is not our way. They are without leaders. They have no remembrance. They boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs in the jungle, but the falling of a nut turns their minds to laughter and all is forgotten. We of the jungle have no dealings with them. We do not drink where the monkeys drink; we do not go where the monkeys go; we do not hunt where they hunt; we do not die where they die. Hast thou ever heard me speak of the Bandar-log till today?"

"No," said Mowgli in a whisper, for the forest was very still now Baloo had finished.

"The Jungle-People put them out of their mouths and out of their minds. They are very many, evil, dirty, shameless, and they desire, if they have any fixed desire, to be noticed by the Jungle People. But we do not notice them even when they throw nuts and filth on our heads."

He had hardly spoken when a shower of nuts and twigs spattered down through the branches; and they could hear coughings and howlings and angry jumpings high up in the air among the thin branches.

"The Monkey-People are forbidden," said Baloo, "forbidden to the Jungle-People. Remember."

Posted by: Kindltot at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (VstaQ)

200 My mom and stepdad live up in New Castle. 

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (fC9RO)

201 "Well, Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole." I'm curious, why the question?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (9ym/8)

202 We were thinking of going on a specialty card-playing Caribbean [ ] and joining a Bridge tounament. I always bid 2 no [ ].

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:27 PM (mvenn)

203 An acquaintance long ago had spent a lot of time in Thailand. Small town/village in the north. Learned to speak the language, well. Anyway, the tales of prostitution in this small community - the houses at the end of one street, were astounding. Perfectly routine for married men to visit these houses. The girls were young, from other small towns far away. Something a bit different going on in Thailand, for sure.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (QDnY+)

204 Hillary! Now Offering the Woman Card I can just imagine these poor Hill-ladies desperately and repeatedly trying to swipe those cards to get on the subway...!

Posted by: mindful webworker berserk? at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (5a8XA)

205 123:We are in the mountains of southern CO (Sangre de Cristo range), at our cabin, this is our "first trip of the year to open the cabin up. Sitting on about three inches of snow this evening, we'll see what the morning brings. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
According to SyFy, you'll be seeing Giant Ice Spiders. Prepare accordingly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (NGd+i)

206 Power, if not used... if not maintained, soon deteriorates.

Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 29, 2016 12:23 AM (qf6WZ)




Money is power potential.  Power on demand.  Whenever and wherever you want it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (HalrA)

207 Might I humbly suggest that you get a pro up on that roof to take a look at it from the proper angle? Thanks, Jim. Our roofer is also a friend and he was all over the first and second stories by 9:00 AM the next morning. We got a new 40-year roof after a big hailstorm some 7 years ago and, though no roof in the Dallas area will ever last 40 years, it held up pretty well with only some minor damage to the ridges. We'll have the ridges replaced but we'll wait till after after the major hail season has passed. If the storm had come from the south instead of the southwest, we probably would have lost some large windows. It was a close call.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (dPpmC)

208 Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot... ------------- Certainly the Venezuela situation is a first. They can't afford to buy the specie/notes in order to put it in play. Hell of a way for inflation to be controlled.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (RrDm2)

209 186 But for my own opinion, the best is Power. Power is the best one to strive for, because with power one can amass a fortune and be remembered by the historians as a person of consequence. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and the ultimate high.


Posted by: exdem13 at April 29, 2016 12:13 AM (ry4ab)


Power, if not used... if not maintained, soon deteriorates.

Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot...
----------
My power means your money can pilot itself into my vaults, rich boy. 

Posted by: exdem13 at April 28, 2016 07:28 PM (ry4ab)

210 My nephew just posted pictures of his prom. Somehow he managed to get two dates because his girlfriend wanted her single friend to come with them so she wouldn't be alone. I'm unsure if my nephew is super beta or super ballin' Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (iweze) Having a cute girl on each arm is definitely ballin'. Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 29, 2016 12:26 AM (1D4Ef) getting talked into taking her friend along is not necessarily ballin anything. he is not going to get very far with her friend watching and odds of some hs threesome are not high.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:29 PM (vb33c)

211 I had not heard of
Poetry free ONT.
Glad haikus are cool.

Posted by: HaikuNT at April 28, 2016 07:29 PM (H9MG5)

212 72 And in other news... it was announced today by the Secret Service, that the White House needs a higher fence to keep unwanted visitors out... annndddd... Google paid $16 million last year for ARMED security for Anti Gun advocate Mark Zukerberg... Hypocrites gotta be Hypocrites... Posted by: Don Q. at April 28, 2016 11:57 PM (qf6WZ) That would be hypocritical indeed if Zuckerberg led Google.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:29 PM (EzgxV)

213 Well, Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole. Posted by: welts all over at April 29, 2016 12:25 AM (zIg7y) He was most definitely an asshole. And a lot of his stuff was pure crap.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 28, 2016 07:30 PM (zc3Db)

214 "It's the health that's the most important. At least to me" Ah, there is that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:30 PM (9ym/8)

215 getting talked into taking her friend along is not necessarily ballin anything. he is not going to get very far with her friend watching and odds of some hs threesome are not high. -------- My survey of recent pr0n sequences says you're wrong.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:30 PM (sl+zA)

216 214 "It's the health that's the most important. At least to me" Ah, there is that. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:30 AM (9ym/ Money helps with that.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)

217 Teenagers go to prom in groups nowadays, which means you have to work harder to convince them (especially girls) to go with you, as opposed to "I'll see you there".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2016 07:30 PM (fC9RO)

218 Money... can sit there pretty much on autopilot... Posted by: Don Q. at April 29, 2016 12:23 AM (qf6WZ) Well ... real money (gold and/or silver) can.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 28, 2016 07:31 PM (zc3Db)

219 >>>183 I'm famed for my laziness. Hanging with Toby has rubbed off

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:31 PM (voOPb)

220 Something a bit different going on in Thailand, for sure. Posted by: rhomboid --------------- One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble Not much between despair and ecstasy One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble Can't be too careful with your company I can feel the devil walking next to me

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:32 PM (RrDm2)

221 My survey of recent pr0n sequences says you're wrong. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 12:30 AM (sl+zA) so what is the reason you chose your nickname?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:32 PM (vb33c)

222 Hanging with Toby has rubbed off Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian ----------------- I wish. Sixteen hours a day that animal sleeps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:33 PM (RrDm2)

223 Colour Sergeant Bourne Wait... wasn't that the guy hunting Robin Williams in the Jumanji movie? + Jupiter Tattoos - for the astronomically impaired.

Posted by: mindful webworker with smirk? at April 28, 2016 07:34 PM (5a8XA)

224 ". he is not going to get very far with her friend watching and odds of some hs threesome are not high." I would say non existent.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:34 PM (LJEFX)

225 "Playing cowboys and Indians right under the nose of Theodore Roosevelt..." Name that tune.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:34 PM (mvenn)

226 Fame = Money = Power
 
They are quite interchangeable. Having a sufficient amount of any one of the 3, it can be turned into the others. Most don't choose conversion to power though.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 28, 2016 07:35 PM (gyKtp)

227 224 ". he is not going to get very far with her friend watching and odds of some hs threesome are not high." I would say non existent. Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2016 12:34 AM (LJEFX) But he does get bragging rights.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2016 07:35 PM (0mRoj)

228 oh, by the way I am starting #takeapartthepyramids and I am seeking official support from all the major presidential candidates.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:35 PM (vb33c)

229 so what is the reason you chose your nickname? Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 12:32 AM ---------- There are only a handful of lawyers in history that I admire. Lincoln, Thomas Moore. Cicero is at the top of the list.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:35 PM (sl+zA)

230 Oh, and just for your protection. If you ever manage to contact and make deals with "Mr. Rourkes" in Thailand for, uh, services, a tip. Never, ever, never ever ever *never* piss Mr. Rourke off. That will be the end of you. You will never be seen again, and it will not be a pleasant experience.

  Hell some of them have websites, booking operations. All the standard roundeye little fantasies put in standard package deals. Pages of them. Want the Naughty Nurse? Click here. The sexy librarian, in a library set? Click here. Hot for Teacher? Click here. Or perhaps you're a particularly naughty little shoolboy who needs some discipline from teacher? Click here.

       Pay them, book a flight, and there you are. And real girls or ladyboys playing the roles, or both at the same time, no problem.

     But don't piss them off.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 28, 2016 07:35 PM (DW+jj)

231 Thailand is definitely a strange place. Good food though. My husband was offered a job in Bangkok but we thought it was not the best place to raise a family what with the ladyboys and kidnappings and all.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (LJEFX)

232 "Playing cowboys and Indians right under the nose of Theodore Roosevelt." Ballad of Sally Rose. Emmy Lou.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (9ym/8)

233 Me? I'll tell you what I told my HS Fuidance Counselor, I want to be a free lance gynecologist Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2016 12:10 Now that doesn't surprise me. LOL Be well MisHim, it will warm up more sometime. We will escape this cooler weather to my AZ in laws as you do at times. My FIL is a great guy but unfortunately mostly blind because of macular degeneration, we are going out for his 85th birthday.

Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (o/90i)

234 I think the big three are: Money, Intelligence, Good Looks. Any one can be parlayed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (RrDm2)

235 >>>Money helps with that. Yup, good health insurance

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (voOPb)

236 But he does get bragging rights. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 12:35 AM (0mRoj) for buying two corsages, buying three tickets, and buying dinner for two girls he will not even get to lambada with? his best scenario is he gets to watch them mash.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (vb33c)

237 Fame without money or power is only 15 minutes long.
Fame without power depends on the favor of Caesar.
Fame with power but not money is the name of a conqueror.

Money without fame or power is a sheep ready for shearing.
Money with fame but no power is ready for a second marriage.
Money with power but no fame is the banker to the rich and famous.

Power without fame or money is ready to acquire both.
Power with fame but not money is running a budget deficit.
Power with money but not fame is abiding its time in the spotlight.


Posted by: exdem13 at April 28, 2016 07:36 PM (ry4ab)

238 Gallipoli also mentions the Jungle Book in passing as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_(1981_film)#Themes

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:37 PM (jVvcc)

239 Question for the horde: How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? I had gotten rid of the original icon thingy before, but now every few days it asks me to schedule, and it bugs the hell out of me. Plus I'm not going to do it. Thanks.

Posted by: Blano at April 28, 2016 07:37 PM (3eoPa)

240 "by the way I am starting #takeapartthepyramids " You're still on that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:37 PM (9ym/8)

241 Picasso's best friend committed suicide because of unrequited love for a woman known as Germaine. Three months later, Picasso moved back to Paris and shacked up with Germaine. So yeah, I'd say he was a dick.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at April 28, 2016 07:38 PM (kumBu)

242 Speaking of the Jupiter tattoo- sort of. I use the Baby Mozart video for the babies at work (calms them nicely). One of the sequences has a Saturno-centric depiction of the solar system- (all the planets revolving around a planet with rings). The three-year-olds usually are nonplussed when I point it out as nonsensical.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:38 PM (mvenn)

243 "Money, Intelligence, Good Looks. Any one can be parlayed." So what you're saying is: You've got the looks I've got the brains Let's make lots of money

Posted by: Pet Shop Boys at April 28, 2016 07:38 PM (LJEFX)

244 Farmer enjoy AZ wish I was there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:38 PM (voOPb)

245 But he does get bragging rights. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 12:35 AM (0mRoj) for buying two corsages, buying three tickets, and buying dinner for two girls he will not even get to lambada with? his best scenario is he gets to watch them mash. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 12:36 AM (vb33c) My two cents says this kid is gonna be sorely disappointed.

Posted by: Blano at April 28, 2016 07:38 PM (3eoPa)

246 How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10?

I installed Linux.  Worked for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 07:39 PM (r9m+B)

247 How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? ------- What's wrong with Windows 10? I switched from Windows 7 and am pretty happy with it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2016 07:39 PM (sl+zA)

248 publius, that second-hand knowledge about Thai sex vacations is pretty impressive. Hey - I said second-hand.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 28, 2016 07:39 PM (QDnY+)

249 " his best scenario is he gets to watch them mash." He got a prom picture with a girl on each arm. Which I suppose has some high school value.

Posted by: Pet Shop Boys at April 28, 2016 07:40 PM (+raM0)

250 "Three months later, Picasso moved back to Paris and shacked up with Germaine. So yeah, I'd say he was a dick. " That is dick-ish.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:40 PM (9ym/8)

251 It IS possible to get rid of the Win10 pop-ups, I've looked through the procedure. You'll have to search for the method, though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:40 PM (RrDm2)

252 /sock

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:40 PM (+raM0)

253 There are only a handful of lawyers in history that I admire. Lincoln, Thomas Moore. Cicero is at the top of the list. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 12:35 AM (sl+zA) very interesting. you mean Marcus Tullius?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:40 PM (vb33c)

254 Zulu. Loved it, still love it. "Introducing Michael Caine"

Posted by: rhomboid at April 28, 2016 07:41 PM (QDnY+)

255 100% of Idaho's population doesn't need a concealed carry license.

Posted by: scoville at April 28, 2016 07:41 PM (0adl+)

256 I don't think you can, Blano. BTW if you mistakenly hit the "Schedule update" (or however it reads) button, keep on clicking through the scheduling popups about what day and time you want it to happen because there's eventually one that allows you to cancel the scheduled update entirely. I hit the 'schedule' button by mistake when I slipped with the mouse while still half asleep; thought I was now screwed into getting Windows 10 that I didn't want; but found there was a 'cancel update' screen eventually.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:41 PM (jVvcc)

257 He got a prom picture with a girl on each arm. Which I suppose has some high school value. Posted by: Pet Shop Boys at April 29, 2016 12:40 AM (+raM0) no

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:41 PM (vb33c)

258 So, since it was in the post, do we get to talk about how [] signed the book? How about []'s national finance chairman, and []'s mom, in this Time for Prayer clip (audio) https://youtu.be/QmLsM9dBB1g Warts and all, I do really like []. It's hard to imagine that kind of prayer bit being done for any other candidate. Like, [] or [] or []. Y'know? (Okay, I'm done joking, Maet. Please don't ban me - this is the fixed IP!)

Posted by: mindful webworker doesn't shirk? at April 28, 2016 07:41 PM (5a8XA)

259 "Haw Haw!" ZZ?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:42 PM (9ym/8)

260 Good nite morons Be well Thanks for a top notch ONT Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 07:43 PM (voOPb)

261 Hasta, MH.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (9ym/8)

262 Re: Jungle Book. Having seen promos for it on TV in the local bar, I say the CGI animals look really fake. And the kid looks worse. And mine-disarming guy. Why? Why not simply shoot them from a safe distance and make them explode harmlessly?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (Ov3sk)

263 Nite MH

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (RrDm2)

264 Later Mis Hum

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (mvenn)

265 re: Kipling

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
Short story from The Jungle Book
Animated for TV 1975
Animator: Chuck Jones
Narration: Orson Wells

http://youtu.be/zzGiZzfZjZc

It's only 24 minutes and it's pretty good.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (R+30W)

266 mindful can now IP freely! (At least until the ONT banning.)

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (jVvcc)

267 And that's something else I wondered. Why Thai ladyboys? For some reason, Thai boys make good girls, just something about the stock. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 12:23 AM (DW+jj) Asians, particulary Southeast Asians have narrower differences in the bone structures such as hands, feet, and face between their men and women. Much easier to pass off the smaller boys as girls

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2016 07:44 PM (EuuAG)

268 I have one machine running Linux Mint 17.3 and another running Windows 10. Each OS has their strengths and weaknesses but I like them both. If you're running Windows 8, I think you'll be pleased with the speed and stability improvements of Windows 10. It's a better OS and supports more hardware.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:45 PM (dPpmC)

269 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2016 07:46 PM (r9m+B)

270 Man,I love If. Really needed it today.

Posted by: SoMaSprite at April 28, 2016 07:46 PM (F5hTl)

271 "by the way I am starting #takeapartthepyramids " You're still on that? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:37 AM (9ym/ like white on rice. looks like hillary, heck both clilntons, are most likely to go in on it since they are all into getting answers about aliens Area 51 so on. guessing Cruz is a no-starter on the issue but since he chose carly as his vp candidate I am less sure about that since she looks like she either helped build em, lives in em or both. bernie would probably go for it but he looks a little averse to manual labor and he is going to want to pay the egyptians $15 an hour which is going to blow my model all to hell. donald is going to go for it but my concern with him is that in the reassembly he is going to want to put hotel rooms in them, that and his build quality is not high.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:47 PM (vb33c)

272 Later Blanco

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:47 PM (mvenn)

273 "no" Ha. Well I didn't even go to my prom so I have no frame of reference. Plus, kids these days. Apparently they're not even having sex anymore. Or driving cars. I blame all the estrogen in the water supply.

Posted by: Lauren at April 28, 2016 07:47 PM (3DIzJ)

274 If you follow the Bourne link, there's a link to a 1936 interview with the then Lieutenant Colonel Bourne that is a good read.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 28, 2016 07:47 PM (pAlYe)

275 []

Posted by: lowtech redneck at April 28, 2016 07:48 PM (KF8B+)

276 Asians, particulary Southeast Asians have narrower differences in the bone structures such as hands, feet, and face between their men and women. Much easier to pass off the smaller boys as girls Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2016 12:44 AM (EuuAG) dude, sure it was an accident lay off the excuses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:48 PM (vb33c)

277 239 Question for the horde: How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? I had gotten rid of the original icon thingy before, but now every few days it asks me to schedule, and it bugs the hell out of me. Plus I'm not going to do it. Thanks. There's a utility "GWX".... Posted by: Blano at April 29, 2016 12:37 AM (3eoPa)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:48 PM (EzgxV)

278 256 100% of Idaho's population doesn't need a concealed carry license.

Posted by: scoville at April 29, 2016 12:41 AM (0adl+)

++++

I don't live there myself, but I follow Clayton Cramer's blog. He still recommends the license if there is any chance you will be traveling to another state. Most other states will recognize other states' licenses, but you have to have one for that to work.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 07:49 PM (R+30W)

279 Good god that's good jazz from a founding legend of the genre. Armstrong was a TV fixture in the 60s and I was shocked to learn that he'd been around in the 20s. ---------------- Bander, That same time span separates today from the founding of Steely Dan or Earth Wind and Fire. Feeling old.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 28, 2016 07:49 PM (3Mimg)

280 Would you rather be famous, or defuse mines? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at April 29, 2016 12:08 AM (RrDm2) That's me all over.

Posted by: Famous Mine Defuser at April 28, 2016 07:49 PM (Ov3sk)

281 247 How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? ------- What's wrong with Windows 10? I switched from Windows 7 and am pretty happy with it. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 12:39 AM (sl+zA) Did you notice the thing in the license agreement about the souls of your children?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (EzgxV)

282 Ha. Well I didn't even go to my prom so I have no frame of reference. Plus, kids these days. Apparently they're not even having sex anymore. Or driving cars. I blame all the estrogen in the water supply. Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2016 12:47 AM (3DIzJ) yeah, kids these days indeed. suppose if they are not keeping score in sports they are not going to want to have to worry about the rejection of asking a girl to prom.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (vb33c)

283 "What's wrong with Windows 10?"

Driver support deficiencies. It'll say cheerily "your system is compatible" when it may not necessarily be, and where upgrading will break it to the point of unusability.

A ton of "phone home" telemetry reporting back to Redmond in detail on everything you do with your computer. The privacy angle notwithstanding, this also chews up bandwidth and slams people into network usage totals. You can disable this stuff, apparently, but they can also apparently easily re-enable it with updates.

It makes your machine into a redistribution node for W10 binaries. So Microsoft end up benefiting from bandwidth you paid for, instead of paying to scale up their own server farms.

You give up control over which updates get downloaded and installed, and having such control has been the only thing in the past that has stopped certain toxic Windows updates from wreaking havoc on users.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (noWW6)

284 If I "master" the land mine, is it wrong?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (08Znv)

285 A woman is alleging that when she was 13, Jeffrey Epstein used her as a sex slave on pedo island. And she is suing someone for 100 million dollars, someone she says was one of her sex partners. Not Epstein but one of his friends. Not Dershowitz. Someone really tall. Daily Mail if you are interested

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (zOTsN)

286 "like white on rice." Well then.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:50 PM (9ym/8)

287 That same time span separates today from the founding of Steely Dan or Earth Wind and Fire. That is rather mean of you to point out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 07:51 PM (1xUj/)

288 I've been pondering the money, fame, power question. Fame and power were never big goals for me. Of those three, money would be first on my list, supporting my family was key. But in reality what I wanted (and largely got) from a career was a challenging job with respect for a job well done. No complaints here. I see a fair number of disgruntled not-quite-famous and not-quite-powerful folks in my profession.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:51 PM (mvenn)

289 And mine-disarming guy. Why? Why not simply shoot them from a safe distance and make them explode harmlessly?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 12:44 AM (Ov3sk)


. . . Might find some use for TNT and a detonator?

Probably better than a spinner for bass, eh?

Maybe to point out that these aren't deteriorating anytime soon. 

Posted by: Kindltot at April 28, 2016 07:51 PM (VstaQ)

290 I may be mistaken ,but that tattoo above "jupiter" looks like the mythical double footed barbed hairy cock of stupidity.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 28, 2016 07:52 PM (LWu6U)

291 269 I have one machine running Linux Mint 17.3 and another running Windows 10. Each OS has their strengths and weaknesses but I like them both. If you're running Windows 8, I think you'll be pleased with the speed and stability improvements of Windows 10. It's a better OS and supports more hardware. Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 29, 2016 12:45 AM (dPpmC) If you're running Windows 7, you're thanking God that Windows 8 never became mandatory.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:52 PM (EzgxV)

292 "If I "master" the land mine, is it wrong?" Your mom will still catch you in the bathroom.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:52 PM (9ym/8)

293 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 12:47 AM (vb33c) Maybe you should start small by just taking apart some of the mounds, here? After all, they're just big piles of dirt. Minimal logistics needed. Just to get some practice before you start to attack actual, built structures.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 28, 2016 07:53 PM (zc3Db)

294 Lol, my Scots-Irish paternal ancestor is thought to have gotten to the US as an indentured servant. Hadn't realized that was a rare(ish) thing. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 29, 2016 12:02 AM (GDulk) LOL indeed. My great great (ad nauseum) grandfather is the only ancestor we trace back to Scotland, and we can trace no farther back than that. Rumor holds that he did some malfeasance somewhere in Germany, fled to Scotland, and then caught a ship to America. Apparently Scotland is a great place to change your name, so they won't track your sorry ass down. Or, it was, in the 18th Century or so.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 28, 2016 07:53 PM (+YMhA)

295 First you get the sugar. Then you get the money. Then you get the power. Then you get zee womens.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:54 PM (jVvcc)

296 7. "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" They pretend very hard not to understand it. Posted by: exdem13 at April 29, 2016 12:24 AM (ry4ab) Do they even make those anymore?

Posted by: The Copybook Hat at April 28, 2016 07:54 PM (vBeA5)

297 239 Question for the horde: How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? I had gotten rid of the original icon thingy before, but now every few days it asks me to schedule, and it bugs the hell out of me. Plus I'm not going to do it. Thanks. Posted by: Blano at April 29, 2016 12:37 AM (3eoPa) This'll get rid if it, no problem at all. Do both steps. Get rid of the Icon. Then do the next steps and get rid of the recurring reminder. http://tinyurl.com/guyy85w You can thank my by means of Bourbon. Here, I'll hold out my glass under the USB port. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 07:54 PM (McRlu)

298 "Zulu. Loved it, still love it. 'Introducing Michael Caine'"

Whose career nearly exploded on the launch pad with that film.

The producers in London saw the early rushes and thought Caine's performance was awful. They sent word down to the location set in South Africa to fire him.

But with the slow speed of communication between the UK and Kwazulu-Natal back in the day, by the time the field production crew heard the orders from home base, they had too much film in the can to plausibly replace Caine.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 28, 2016 07:55 PM (noWW6)

299 Maybe you should start small by just taking apart some of the mounds, here? After all, they're just big piles of dirt. Minimal logistics needed. Just to get some practice before you start to attack actual, built structures. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 12:53 AM (zc3Db) well, I am fine with that but you know the native Americans are going to be all up on the warpath about that, look how they got about kenniwick man.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:55 PM (vb33c)

300 Not Bill Clinton either

Posted by: ThunderB at April 28, 2016 07:55 PM (zOTsN)

301 Most other states will recognize other states' licenses, but you have to have one for that to work. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2016 12:49 AM (R+30W) I'm in PA and most states recognize my LTC. Unfortunately, none the states actually abutting PA do, to say the least. PA is sort of a carry license island, in a sense.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 28, 2016 07:56 PM (zc3Db)

302 GWX -- http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 07:56 PM (EzgxV)

303 Twice in two days I've seen references to Kipling. Here's an excerpt from one his most enduring works: "In the Carboniferous Epoch, we were promised abundance for all/ By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;/ But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,/ And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said, 'If you don't work, you die.'"

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 28, 2016 07:56 PM (bIhmV)

304 256 100% of Idaho's population doesn't need a concealed carry license. Posted by: scoville at April 29, 2016 12:41 AM (0adl+) Ayep. Ditto for Alaska.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 28, 2016 07:56 PM (+YMhA)

305 my preferred way to defuse a mine is with a MICLIC

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 28, 2016 07:56 PM (WhYLb)

306 I'm in PA and most states recognize my LTC. Unfortunately, none the states actually abutting PA do, to say the least. PA is sort of a carry license island, in a sense. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 12:56 AM (zc3Db) you're going to have to shoot your way to ohio.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:57 PM (vb33c)

307 " Apparently Scotland is a great place to change your name, so they won't track your sorry ass down. " It seems Scotland was a good place to go to cleanse your record and then proceed on. No offense to your great-great.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:57 PM (9ym/8)

308 you're going to have to shoot your way to ohio. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 12:57 AM (vb33c) oops, pennsylvania

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 07:58 PM (vb33c)

309 If you're running Windows 7, you're thanking God that Windows 8 never became mandatory. This.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 28, 2016 07:59 PM (3C9q2)

310 "well, I am fine with that but you know the native Americans are going to be all up on the warpath about that, look how they got about kenniwick man." My God, man, you're all over the place. First the Pyramids, then the Moundbuilders. Make up your mind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 07:59 PM (9ym/8)

311 No offense to your great-great. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:57 AM (9ym/ None taken. We were not always the sweet, shy, retiring types.... Oh hell, we still aren't. Dad said not to look too far into the family tree, because I would find any number of reprobates. I told him I wouldn't have to go far, and he laughed his ass off at that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 28, 2016 07:59 PM (+YMhA)

312 [] I always have the option of voting for "None of these candidates". Aside from the Libertarian, there is an Independent American Party (who have their own armed militia, btw).

Posted by: None of these Hats at April 28, 2016 08:00 PM (vBeA5)

313 Windows Update creates hidden Windows 10 preinstallation directories on your hard disk and downloads everything necessary to overwrite your desired OS at a moment's notice.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:00 PM (EzgxV)

314 My God, man, you're all over the place. First the Pyramids, then the Moundbuilders. Make up your mind. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:59 AM (9ym/ At this rate, he's gonna need a D-9 to get all that moved about.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 28, 2016 08:00 PM (+YMhA)

315 A thought just occurred to me. Does the Turkish Army have a Les Nessman Airborne Division? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 08:00 PM (McRlu)

316 Curse you! Due to your post about Miley Cyrus's Jupiturn tattoo, I eventually found myself looking at her actual Instagram feed. A billion puppies in my soul died. Civilizations crumbled to dust. All those angels on the head of that pin stopped dancing and started raping each other. Satan farted. Chocolate suddenly tasted like Drano. And Kierkegaard was finally proven right: Life is meaningless. Yes, that is just how stupid, ignorant, vapid and yet immensely powerful and influential Miley Cyrus is. Beyond any human comprehension, but in the negative dimension, she is like anti-God.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2016 08:04 PM (jBuUi)

317 "Does the Turkish Army have a Les Nessman Airborne Division? " I though they could fly too.

Posted by: Herbert Carloson at April 28, 2016 08:04 PM (9ym/8)

318 Does the Turkish Army have a Les Nessman Airborne Division? Posted by: Jim ***** Now that is some world class nuanced commentary! Well done young man!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:06 PM (mvenn)

319 Windows Update creates hidden Windows 10 preinstallation directories on your hard disk and downloads everything necessary to overwrite your desired OS at a moment's notice.
---

good luck getting 10 to run on my 32 bit Vista box

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 28, 2016 08:06 PM (WhYLb)

320 315 A thought just occurred to me.

Does the Turkish Army have a Les Nessman Airborne Division?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2016 01:00 AM (McRlu)

++++

Now with more Islam and Les Nessman!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:07 PM (R+30W)

321 you're going to have to shoot your way to ohio. Posted by: yankeefifth
Avoid Youngstown if your going to do that. They shoot back.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2016 08:07 PM (NGd+i)

322 I was wrong. West Virginia honors a PA LTC. So ... I just need to drive 8 or 10 hours west to get out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 28, 2016 08:07 PM (zc3Db)

323 by the by... thanks for the 10 inside scoop. Resident Evil was all set to order a 10 box... but now she's talking Win 7 pro

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 28, 2016 08:07 PM (WhYLb)

324 I hit the 'schedule' button by mistake when I slipped with the mouse while still half asleep; thought I was now screwed into getting Windows 10 that I didn't want; but found there was a 'cancel update' screen eventually. Posted by: andycanuck at April 29, 2016 12:41 AM (jVvcc) Thanks andy.

Posted by: Blano at April 28, 2016 08:07 PM (3eoPa)

325 I finally gave in to the nagging and downloaded Windows 10. No issues yet and some things work better. I think they were purposely not keeping up applications compatibility for 7 to prod us into the future.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 08:08 PM (1xUj/)

326 Farmer enjoy AZ wish I was there Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2016 12:38 AM We will be there soon and I like my in-laws. Tough getting it all together to leave. The other day at work one of the toilets quit working and then the copier quit in the middle of a monthly mailing, such fun. Well a better day at work today. All is fixed. Be well, it can get better.

Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 08:08 PM (o/90i)

327 Should have socked Johnny Fever on that last one.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:08 PM (R+30W)

328 You can thank my by means of Bourbon. Here, I'll hold out my glass under the USB port. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2016 12:54 AM (McRlu) Thanks Jim!! (commences pouring)

Posted by: Blano at April 28, 2016 08:10 PM (3eoPa)

329 My God, man, you're all over the place. First the Pyramids, then the Moundbuilders. Make up your mind. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:59 AM (9ym/ no, no, the mounds ae not my idea mounds were suggested by TPOP. however, I was thinking a small side project would be to neaten up stonehenge. small stuff like realiging the henges and squaring them. sure they are old no reason to look shoddy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 08:10 PM (vb33c)

330 Blano. Go up to #237 for your Win 10 cancellation help. Bookmark the site, and pass it along as needed. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 08:10 PM (McRlu)

331 319 Windows Update creates hidden Windows 10 preinstallation directories on your hard disk and downloads everything necessary to overwrite your desired OS at a moment's notice. --- good luck getting 10 to run on my 32 bit Vista box Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2016 01:06 AM (WhYLb) It's gonna try....and if you click "I accept" in the license box and it bricks your device, I'll bet you $20 that you have no recourse.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:11 PM (EzgxV)

332 I was thinking a small side project would be to neaten up stonehenge. small stuff like realiging the henges and squaring them. sure they are old no reason to look shoddy. Posted by: yankeefifth ***** I could see a McDonalds franchise doing well there.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:12 PM (mvenn)

333 however, I was thinking a small side project would be to neaten up stonehenge. small stuff like realiging the henges and squaring them. sure they are old no reason to look shoddy. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (vb33c) And oil those henges while you are at it. They squeak something terrible.

Posted by: TimThe Shepherd at April 28, 2016 08:13 PM (Ov3sk)

334 I could see a McDonalds franchise doing well there. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 01:12 AM (mvenn) yeah, thanks, now you are simply being silly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 08:13 PM (vb33c)

335 well, if we do get stone henge cleaned up I might not be avers to having human sacrifices again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 28, 2016 08:14 PM (vb33c)

336 We could put up some pens and raise Hengehogs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 08:14 PM (1xUj/)

337 I've been reading Ace of Spades for years, but never commented until you posted a picture from Zulu. One of my all time favorites!

Posted by: RobK at April 28, 2016 08:14 PM (m2mi/)

338 In Scotland, wouldn't that be Mac Donald's? *starts clan war* Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 28, 2016 08:15 PM (McRlu)

339 Sgt. Bourne/Nigel Green also played Hercules in Jason and the Argonauts.

Posted by: md at April 28, 2016 08:15 PM (uKJIC)

340 I must have missed a meeting or at least a thread or two. The [] thing seems new. What is it about?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 28, 2016 08:15 PM (KBjNt)

341 "however, I was thinking a small side project would be to neaten up stonehenge. small stuff like realiging the henges and squaring them. sure they are old no reason to look shoddy." You have some of the worst business ideas in history. What next? Straightening the Leaning Tower? Adding on to the Great Wall?

Posted by: Herbert Carloson at April 28, 2016 08:16 PM (9ym/8)

342 Because we're here lad. Because we're here.

Posted by: RobK at April 28, 2016 08:16 PM (m2mi/)

343 Get away, Herbert Carlson!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:17 PM (9ym/8)

344 325 I finally gave in to the nagging and downloaded Windows 10. No issues yet and some things work better. I think they were purposely not keeping up applications compatibility for 7 to prod us into the future. Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2016 01:08 AM (1xUj/) Download the license terms, enlarge the print, and look at 'em. Microsoft will own anything you say or do using Windows 10. They'll own your creations, they'll own your secrets, they'll own your metadata, your rolodex, and your browsing history. Take a picture on your camera, upload it into your Pictures directory -- they can use it in their advertising, royalty free. It doesn't "feel" any different. But use a Win 10 computer running Word to compose a patent application and see who owns your thoughts.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:18 PM (EzgxV)

345 Love the Kipling poem. If any of you have kids or grandkids get Bill Bennett's Book of Virtues Lots of great poems and stories..

Posted by: Gardenjilly at April 28, 2016 08:18 PM (N7dLB)

346 Off to bed here, sleep well all. T

Posted by: Farmer at April 28, 2016 08:18 PM (o/90i)

347 How much henge could a hengehog hog if a hengehog could hog henge.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:19 PM (mvenn)

348 Fuck you all, suckers.

Posted by: Bill Gates at April 28, 2016 08:19 PM (wcj9B)

349 "In Scotland, wouldn't that be Mac Donald's? *starts clan war* " McDonald's is Scotland. BK is England. Whataburger is Texas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:19 PM (9ym/8)

350 337 I've been reading Ace of Spades for years, but never commented until you posted a picture from Zulu. One of my all time favorites! Posted by: RobK I always get Zulu confused with that scene from Monty Python where the Zulu warrior uses a sword to attack the British soldier, whom you then see sliding apart to the ground in diagonal slabs. Gruesome but hilarious. I keep having a false memory that the scene is actually in Zulu, but then remember it's just a comedy skit.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2016 08:19 PM (jBuUi)

351 330 Blano. Go up to #237 for your Win 10 cancellation help. Bookmark the site, and pass it along as needed. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (McRlu) I would recommend @302.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:20 PM (EzgxV)

352 If I can't get any minions can I at least get a couple of hengemen?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:21 PM (mvenn)

353 #283

The telemetry has been widely lied about. Those who've actually looked into it have found the amount of information quite minor and nearly all related to technical matters, like crash reports and installation failures. The types of stuff that gets red icons in Event Viewer.

The local sharing of update is easily disabled and takes some doing to actually make it work. If you have a business with a lot of PCs but not large enough to justify having your own update server, it will SAVE you a lot of bandwidth usage. I know of several such business who cannot decent broadband connections for who this would be very useful.

There is also a setting, introduced with Windows 8, intended for those using a cellular hotspot or other type of metered connection that lets you limit when downloads will take place. This is especially important for mobile users relying on cellular WAN accounts part of the time. It's the equivalent of how Android devices will typically wait for a WiFi connection before downloading updates above a certain size. (I know iOS has similar functions but I haven't enough direct contact with recent version to speak of the level of control.)

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:21 PM (IdCqF)

354 "If I can't get any minions can I at least get a couple of hengemen?" What's the pay? Cash, now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:22 PM (9ym/8)

355 I'm guessing it means I crossed too closely into off-topic content. I'm totally replying just to check whether I've been banned.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at April 28, 2016 08:22 PM (KF8B+)

356 You have some of the worst business ideas in history. What next? Straightening the Leaning Tower? Adding on to the Great Wall? Posted by: Herbert Carloson at April 29, 2016 01:16 AM (9ym/ Now there's an idea! I will buy the Great Wall, and move it to Arizona. And California, and New Mexico, and Texas. And you know who's going to pay for it, right?

Posted by: zombie Robert Paxton McCulloch at April 28, 2016 08:23 PM (Ov3sk)

357 340 I must have missed a meeting or at least a thread or two. The [] thing seems new. What is it about? Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 29, 2016 01:15 AM (KBjNt) The ONT is a sacred space, utterly devoid of the ravings of political candidates. When one such raving erupts, it is replaced by [].

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:23 PM (EzgxV)

358 Dammit, I forgot to quote post#340.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at April 28, 2016 08:24 PM (KF8B+)

359 "He who can seize the data can control the data." - Bill Mua'dib Gates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 28, 2016 08:24 PM (IPqGj)

360 Poured another drink. I may have a Hengeover in the morning.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 28, 2016 08:25 PM (1xUj/)

361 AP, you're a late ariser.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:25 PM (9ym/8)

362 "Choot 'im, Chase! Choot 'im!!!!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:26 PM (mvenn)

363 Ricardo, hardly. I have night shift so just now getting home.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 28, 2016 08:26 PM (IPqGj)

364 "I may have a Hengeover in the morning." May. May not. It's one day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:27 PM (9ym/8)

365 * Takes red permanent-ink marker and draws spot on Miley's tattoo * FIFY, Miley.

Posted by: mindful webworker goes berserk? at April 28, 2016 08:27 PM (macz7)

366 I got teh brackets once or twice recently - thought it was a BBCode failure! Didn't think I was trying to post a "rant"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 28, 2016 08:29 PM (kP16F)

367 "How to disarm land mines" - tell the Soviet Justice Wankers the Koch brother are across a field. Tell them the 'Warning Mines' sign is merely an attempt to scare them.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 28, 2016 08:29 PM (IPqGj)

368 "Ricardo, hardly. I have night shift so just now getting home." Apologies.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:30 PM (9ym/8)

369 353 #283 The telemetry has been widely lied about. Those who've actually looked into it have found the amount of information quite minor and nearly all related to technical matters, like crash reports and installation failures. The types of stuff that gets red icons in Event Viewer. The local sharing of update is easily disabled and takes some doing to actually make it work. If you have a business with a lot of PCs but not large enough to justify having your own update server, it will SAVE you a lot of bandwidth usage. I know of several such business who cannot decent broadband connections for who this would be very useful. There is also a setting, introduced with Windows 8, intended for those using a cellular hotspot or other type of metered connection that lets you limit when downloads will take place. This is especially important for mobile users relying on cellular WAN accounts part of the time. It's the equivalent of how Android devices will typically wait for a WiFi connection before downloading updates above a certain size. (I know iOS has similar functions but I haven't enough direct contact with recent version to speak of the level of control.) Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 01:21 AM (IdCqF) It's not what they're doing with it now, as they're forcing everyone onto it....it's what the license terms allow after everyone is stuck. I have one toy that runs Android so I could see how it worked -- it has no access to my identity, my finances, or anything else useful. I may end up with a similar Win10 device -- but I am otherwise done with Microsoft. And, incidentally, much of what I transport over Google Mail is going to include encrypted packets. (There is someone here who has received pictures pasted into encrypted spreadsheets.)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:32 PM (EzgxV)

370 *Bangs pan*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:32 PM (9ym/8)

371 Couldn't you run Windows 10 on a virtual machine running in Linux? If so, couldn't you use the Linux to stop any unauthorized telemetry or other data stealing? I could see a market for computers that run Windows 10 on a virtual machine in Linux, set-up so that it feels like you are just using Windows 10 from start-up to shut-down.

Posted by: The Virtual Hat at April 28, 2016 08:32 PM (vBeA5)

372 #331

No, it's not going to try. Vista is not a upgrade candidate for Windows 10. Although any machine that shipped with Vista will probably work alright. I had no problem installing the preview of 10 on a Core 2 Duo machine I originally built to run vista when it was in beta. It needed a BIOS update to switch to 64-bit and eventually was upgraded to 6 GB from the original 2 GB. (It was a choice between 8 GB of PC5300 and 6 GB of PC6400 due to bandwidth limits of the memory channels in that chip set generation.)

The main source of problems would the traditional lack of ongoing OEM support for a hardware item. For example, a lot of machines from the late XP era to the early Win7 era used a Ricoh chip for implementing a SD card slot. Ricoh dropped support for the chip before Windows 7 but the existing driver did work initially and a lot of PC makers kept using it. But by the time of Win7 SP1 there were security holes patched that showed the driver wasn't properly coded and could no longer run. So it really became an issue for Windows 8 but since it was Windows 10 that was the free upgrade it was more recently that many became aware of Ricoh abandoning support for the chip. There isn't anything Microsoft can do if Ricoh doesn't want to share the necessary info privately or open source it.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:33 PM (IdCqF)

373 @cthulhu Thanks. It's rare that I miss new Horde things and can usually puzzle them out on my own. But< I had no clue this time.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 28, 2016 08:35 PM (KBjNt)

374 Out. You computer people work this out. I'm having Hell with plug-ins and VPPAPlm and that shit. Plugins. Etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2016 08:35 PM (9ym/8)

375 340 I must have missed a meeting or at least a thread or two. The [] thing seems new. What is it about?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 29, 2016 01:15 AM (KBjNt)

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Maetenloch has been quite vehement about his disinterest in moderating a circling knife fight. Therefore, all discussions of the GOP primary and its candidates is prohibited on the ONT. An exception is usually made for any stories he puts up in the main post, so that one about Cruz and the Communist manifesto should be fair game. But, sprawling off on a tangent will likely not be tolerated.

He replaces any comments that deviate from his policy with the dreaded [].

Note: the Democrat primary and its candidates are not included in the ban. You can goof on Hillary all you want.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:36 PM (R+30W)

376 Not a biggie Ricardo. Now debating tackling some paid rewriting. And go to bed in about an hour.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 28, 2016 08:36 PM (IPqGj)

377 #369

Yeah, back in the real world, lawyers are not reading the EULA that way because they know it wouldn't stand up to any actual challenge if that is what MS actually meant. Such language in EULAs has been around for decades from numerous vendors.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:37 PM (IdCqF)

378 You think that dumb bitch with all her money & fame would have tattoos with some class Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian There is such a thing as classy tattoos?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 28, 2016 08:38 PM (cq3QL)

379 359 "He who can seize the data can control the data." - Bill Mua'dib Gates. Posted by: Anna Puma at April 29, 2016 01:24 AM (IPqGj) The funny thing is that Bill essentially invented the concept of selling a computer program -- when he showed up with his BASIC implementation at the Homebrew Computer Club, people said, "yeah, I'll take a copy" and were astounded when he wanted to charge for it..... And, now, the idea that "when you charge for something, you own it" is taking a header. If you want to buy an OS, Win 10 suggests that you should have no control over what it does to you. It can sell your info to the highest bidder, copy your work, spy on your relationships.....it might be different if Microsoft paid you $200 to use their OS, but to say that Win 10 is so damned good you have to lay out cash AND take it up the ass to use it is pretty arrogant.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:38 PM (EzgxV)

380 There's a utility called "Spybot Anti-Beacon" that is supposed to disable telemetry in Windows 10.

I've read there is telemetry now in Windows 7 and 8.1 delivered via Windows Update...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 28, 2016 08:40 PM (kP16F)

381 ...pre-Raphaelite curls in her hair... Name that tune.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:41 PM (mvenn)

382 379 359 "He who can seize the data can control the data." - Bill Mua'dib Gates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 29, 2016 01:24 AM (IPqGj)



The funny thing is that Bill essentially invented the concept of selling a computer program -- when he showed up with his BASIC implementation at the Homebrew Computer Club, people said, "yeah, I'll take a copy" and were astounded when he wanted to charge for it.....



And, now, the idea that "when you charge for something, you own it" is taking a header. If you want to buy an OS, Win 10 suggests that you should have no control over what it does to you. It can sell your info to the highest bidder, copy your work, spy on your relationships.....it might be different if Microsoft paid you $200 to use their OS, but to say that Win 10 is so damned good you have to lay out cash AND take it up the ass to use it is pretty arrogant.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

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How long do you think it will be before they just offer Win10 for free? Not as an upgrade, but just as a download to any taker?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:41 PM (R+30W)

383 371 Couldn't you run Windows 10 on a virtual machine running in Linux? If so, couldn't you use the Linux to stop any unauthorized telemetry or other data stealing? I could see a market for computers that run Windows 10 on a virtual machine in Linux, set-up so that it feels like you are just using Windows 10 from start-up to shut-down. Posted by: The Virtual Hat at April 29, 2016 01:32 AM (vBeA5) (1) I believe that Windows license terms forbid running on virtual machines. I also believe that such license terms are, as a practical matter, unenforceable. (2) What attractions does Win10 exclusively have that are so compelling that someone wouldn't just use a Linux application? For instance, I am unaware of anything in Photoshop that is superior to GIMP. I regularly use Libre Office.....there's nothing in Microsoft Office that compels me to use it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:45 PM (EzgxV)

384 And so it goes. Later all. Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:45 PM (mvenn)

385 (2) What attractions does Win10 exclusively have that are so compelling that someone wouldn't just use a Linux application? For instance, I am unaware of anything in Photoshop that is superior to GIMP. I regularly use Libre Office.....there's nothing in Microsoft Office that compels me to use it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

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Games.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:46 PM (R+30W)

386 #380 There has been telemetry in Windows since Windows 2000. It has grown in functionality because it became far more useful as the great majority of machines became networked with connections to the outside world.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:48 PM (IdCqF)

387 And GIMP is kludgier than Photoshop. Not quite as intuitive as far as the GUI. I say this as someone who has goofed around in both, but I have never used either on anything approaching a professional basis.

Photoshop just seemed easier to figure out how to do something I didn't already know how to do.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 08:49 PM (R+30W)

388 how would i go about getting a BIOS update, so i could make my box run 64 bit Vista?

then i could add moar RAM and eliminate many of the issues i have that has RE talking about replacing it

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 28, 2016 08:51 PM (WhYLb)

389 372 #331 No, it's not going to try. Vista is not a upgrade candidate for Windows 10. Although any machine that shipped with Vista will probably work alright. I had no problem installing the preview of 10 on a Core 2 Duo machine I originally built to run vista when it was in beta. It needed a BIOS update to switch to 64-bit and eventually was upgraded to 6 GB from the original 2 GB. (It was a choice between 8 GB of PC5300 and 6 GB of PC6400 due to bandwidth limits of the memory channels in that chip set generation.) The main source of problems would the traditional lack of ongoing OEM support for a hardware item. For example, a lot of machines from the late XP era to the early Win7 era used a Ricoh chip for implementing a SD card slot. Ricoh dropped support for the chip before Windows 7 but the existing driver did work initially and a lot of PC makers kept using it. But by the time of Win7 SP1 there were security holes patched that showed the driver wasn't properly coded and could no longer run. So it really became an issue for Windows 8 but since it was Windows 10 that was the free upgrade it was more recently that many became aware of Ricoh abandoning support for the chip. There isn't anything Microsoft can do if Ricoh doesn't want to share the necessary info privately or open source it. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 01:33 AM (IdCqF) Microsoft has shown its willingness to consign every machine into the wilderlands of unsupport or the mandatory hell of overarching OS licensing. Any Microsoft OS with halfway reasonable licensing is on a deathwatch.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 08:52 PM (EzgxV)

390 Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 12:09 AM (0mRoj I don't need a Canadian Jesus. I have one. He isn't Canadian and he isn't running for President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 08:53 PM (w4NZ8)

391 #383

Ask somebody who uses such apps professionally. There is no comparison.

My sometime employer does lengthy and complex documents for proposal bids to various levels of government for communications planning. I'm usually only peripherally involved in these as I'm not an RF and Telco guy but every year they experiment with the lower cost alternatives to Office for creating these documents and they always end going back to Office because those alternative falls down badly on the big stuff.

That is a subset of the market but there is a reason why they still hold the position.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:53 PM (IdCqF)

392 #389

By your claims, that already happened over decade ago. In real life, I'm not worried about MS stealing a manuscript off my OneDrive if I store a copy there.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 08:55 PM (IdCqF)

393 Bertram Cabot Jr. #142 How do you disarm a mime? I see "sawzall" was already mentioned. I expected a Michelle Fields response.

Posted by: mindful webworker deep in murk? at April 28, 2016 08:59 PM (macz7)

394 Scotland will not be ruled by a Burger King!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 28, 2016 09:02 PM (VdICR)

395 What attractions does Win10 exclusively have that are so compelling that someone wouldn't just use a Linux application? For instance, I am unaware of anything in Photoshop that is superior to GIMP. I regularly use Libre Office.....there's nothing in Microsoft Office that compels me to use it. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV) There are plenty of scientific programs that don't have versions for Linux, or in many instances, Mac. I have a bunch of crystallographic programs that only have Windows versions, for example.

Posted by: The Crystallographic Hat at April 28, 2016 09:03 PM (vBeA5)

396 377 #369 Yeah, back in the real world, lawyers are not reading the EULA that way because they know it wouldn't stand up to any actual challenge if that is what MS actually meant. Such language in EULAs has been around for decades from numerous vendors. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 01:37 AM (IdCqF) Back in the real world, how many people are bailing out on Windows? Several people on this blog have mentioned that they are doing so. I know we're not a representative sample, but..... Just look at this thread: Me, Blanco @246, Michael @268, Hat @371, and Anon @385....are at least "Linux-curious". BTW, Anon -- steam runs on Linux, so a good chunk of games run fine. I won't ever click the "I agree" box for the Win 10 EULA for any system I ever will put significant data on and wouldn't be willing to just throw away. I will never link a Win 10 computer to my bank account.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:04 PM (EzgxV)

397 382 379 359 "He who can seize the data can control the data." - Bill Mua'dib Gates. Posted by: Anna Puma at April 29, 2016 01:24 AM (IPqGj) The funny thing is that Bill essentially invented the concept of selling a computer program -- when he showed up with his BASIC implementation at the Homebrew Computer Club, people said, "yeah, I'll take a copy" and were astounded when he wanted to charge for it..... And, now, the idea that "when you charge for something, you own it" is taking a header. If you want to buy an OS, Win 10 suggests that you should have no control over what it does to you. It can sell your info to the highest bidder, copy your work, spy on your relationships.....it might be different if Microsoft paid you $200 to use their OS, but to say that Win 10 is so damned good you have to lay out cash AND take it up the ass to use it is pretty arrogant. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV) ++++ How long do you think it will be before they just offer Win10 for free? Not as an upgrade, but just as a download to any taker? Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2016 01:41 AM (R+30W) Already there for the Raspberry Pi. Won't touch it with a stick, myself, YMMV.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:05 PM (EzgxV)

398 385 (2) What attractions does Win10 exclusively have that are so compelling that someone wouldn't just use a Linux application? For instance, I am unaware of anything in Photoshop that is superior to GIMP. I regularly use Libre Office.....there's nothing in Microsoft Office that compels me to use it. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV) ++++ Games. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2016 01:46 AM (R+30W) Linux runs steam.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:06 PM (EzgxV)

399 #388

Who made the machine? If it was a big brand still in business the update should be on their site. If it was a white box system, either from a small shop or DIY, with an identifiable motherboard make and model, look on the motherboard maker's site. Some brands, like ASUS, have utilities you can run that will examine the machine and tell you if they have a newer version for the BIOS or drivers.

In the case of the machine I mentioned above, I built it myself with an Intel motherboard, so the updates weren't a problem. Before they got out of the retail motherboard business, the Intel boards were very good for everything just working. They wouldn't have exciting whizbang features to appeal to the overclockers and such but those can be a real source of problem if you aren't intending to use them. A lot of people building a system for themselves will buy too much motherboard and discover the high end features don't do anything useful for them and complicate matters when there is a problem to be solved.

If I was gathering parts for a new build tomorrow, I'd almost certainly get a Z170 board but not an especially high end one. I want the full Intel platform spec but unless I know I'm going to build a monster hot rod or upgrade that way later, it would be both a waste of money and source of potential problems. I'd want an PCIe x4 M.2 slot but I wouldn't be concerned with SLI or Crossfire, and especially not a triple or quadruple GPU setup. Perhaps if I won the lottery and was doing it as an idle rich hobby.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 09:06 PM (IdCqF)

400 Blano #239 How do you get your computer to quit asking you to schedule the download of Microsoft 10? I like having the daily-or-so suggestion to upgrade. Just so that I can tell it, "no." (Perverse, yes, but I need every small pleasure I can get.) torquewrench #283: ...You give up control over which updates get downloaded and installed... Is that right? I've read of ways to disable all the spyware-ish things, but this is a serious deal-breaker. If I were dealing.

Posted by: mindful webworker captaining kirk? at April 28, 2016 09:07 PM (macz7)

401 #398

Linux has a Steam client but only a tiny subset of the actual games are Linux compatible.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 09:08 PM (IdCqF)

402 201 "Well, Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole." I'm curious, why the question? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 12:27 AM (9ym/ The Modern Lovers (1976), track #4. Recorded in 1972. Classic wax.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 28, 2016 09:14 PM (no0Da)

403 An Interesting (to me) comparison Miley Cyrus is 23. She has a lot of money. She appears to be a shallow, narcissistic young woman in need of spiritual and emotional healing One of American greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards born 1703 (If it's not Edwards it's Reinhold Niebuhr, but I'll go with Edwards) entered Yale at age 14 got his Master's degree from Yale at age 19. He had to deliver his thesis in Latin and then defend it in Latin to a group of Academics in order to get his degree. He is one of the most prolific theologians ever and also had a family and 11 children. He went on to become the President of Princeton University long before it became a hotbed of SJW. He died in the early 50s, I believe of smallpox I wouldn't be surprised if Miley Cyrus dies of a drug overdose by the time she's thirty and nobody recalls hers music 15 year from now. I feel sorry for her .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:14 PM (w4NZ8)

404 Lissen, my chillens, as I relates The madcap ride of Billy Gates. Hardly a hacker is now alive What remembers ol' Windows 95...

Posted by: mindful webworker circling the jerk? at April 28, 2016 09:14 PM (macz7)

405 Pablo Cruise is dead?

Posted by: Chi at April 28, 2016 09:16 PM (AfOTL)

406 Just look at this thread: Me, Blanco @246, Michael @268, Hat @371, and Anon @385....are at least "Linux-curious".

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Absolutely. Although I am not doing so at the moment, I used to dual boot with a Linux OS. I'm no fan of Win10. I am currently running an unsupported Win OS, and will likely move up to Win7 before too long. When the time comes that MS stops supporting Win7, I will likely setup that OS as a virtual one with some form of Linux. But, that is a few years off, so other alternatives could present themselves before then.

I do like using open source software, and my dabbling with GIMP has been from within Windows.

The alternatives to MS Office are not quite up to snuff, either. Most of the Open Office suite I could get by with, but the Access replacement was horrendous. Databases that worked in Access would just not convert properly to [whatever they call the db program in Open Office]. And, last I looked, nobody has come close to coming up with a replacement for Outlook. Thunderbird isn't horrible, but it just isn't Outlook.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 09:16 PM (R+30W)

407 386 #380 There has been telemetry in Windows since Windows 2000. It has grown in functionality because it became far more useful as the great majority of machines became networked with connections to the outside world. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 01:48 AM (IdCqF) There's all sorts of telemetry. Document it openly and honestly and allow the user to configure it, and I have no problem. My firewall stops 256 outgoing connections every 2-3 days (it hits 256 and does a dump). They didn't ask me to communicate or tell me what would be said, so they hit the default block....and, yet, my system works fine. Just as I see someone on TV and think, "what nonsense does this witless Marxist asshole want me to believe?", anything I see from a software publisher makes me think, "what personal information does this person intend to covertly rip from me to sell to enemies and con artists?"

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:17 PM (EzgxV)

408 #379

No, Bill Gates did not invent the idea of selling software. He just brought it up among a group that was composed almost entirely of DIY types who hadn't really thought ahead yet to where the micro computer was heading. It was already an established business on large systems. One of the core issues of the anti-trust action against IBM was access to the platform by companies not part of IBM or working through them. IBM operated a lot like a game console company in regards to controlling what was offered to buyers of their systems, aside from software developed by those customers for internal use.

Much of DEC's rise came from being much friendlier to outsiders seeking to get in on the software action. Rather than trying to own everything, they saw the wisdom of allowing an army of independent developers to allow DEC to match IBM's resources while focusing on their hardware business. Apple understood this early on but it took Atari a few critical years to get a clue. TI  had a similar attitude. Atari published Chris Crawford's 'De Re Atari' and let their employees go on trips to evangelize their superior hardware capabilities but this wasn't enough to overcome the problems of the managers Warner Comm. had installed. They just didn't get it and they critical time when Atari's inhouse advantages could be realize was squandered. The doom was already in place before the first Atari computers shipped. Nolan Bushnell wanted to have open expandable machines, like the Apple II but with far better video and audio functionality. Warner insisted on a closed box and the best features kept secret. Bushnell gave up in frustration and left, signing a non-compete contract in exchange for a pile of cash.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 09:23 PM (IdCqF)

409 391 #383 Ask somebody who uses such apps professionally. There is no comparison. My sometime employer does lengthy and complex documents for proposal bids to various levels of government for communications planning. I'm usually only peripherally involved in these as I'm not an RF and Telco guy but every year they experiment with the lower cost alternatives to Office for creating these documents and they always end going back to Office because those alternative falls down badly on the big stuff. That is a subset of the market but there is a reason why they still hold the position. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 01:53 AM (IdCqF) I'm a subset of the market, too. I believe Office peaked in 1997, everything added since is mostly bullshit, and Libre Office got most of Office right four years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:24 PM (EzgxV)

410 395 What attractions does Win10 exclusively have that are so compelling that someone wouldn't just use a Linux application? For instance, I am unaware of anything in Photoshop that is superior to GIMP. I regularly use Libre Office.....there's nothing in Microsoft Office that compels me to use it. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV) There are plenty of scientific programs that don't have versions for Linux, or in many instances, Mac. I have a bunch of crystallographic programs that only have Windows versions, for example. Posted by: The Crystallographic Hat at April 29, 2016 02:03 AM (vBeA5) Can they run under Wine? They can certainly run under a virtual machine of Windows.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:26 PM (EzgxV)

411 I wouldn't be surprised if Miley Cyrus dies of a drug overdose by the time she's thirty and nobody recalls hers music 15 year from now. I feel sorry for her . Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2016 02:14 AM (w4NZ Who recalls her music now? All people seem to remember is that she twerks like a slut.

Posted by: The Non-Twerking Hat at April 28, 2016 09:26 PM (vBeA5)

412 Who recalls her music now? All people seem to remember is that she twerks like a slut. Good point. I don't think she cares as long as she gets attention. Sad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:28 PM (w4NZ8)

413 Jeffrey Epstein is a terrible human being.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:29 PM (w4NZ8)

414 Having had a steady stream of dark and intense video dramas lately, I needed a change of pace. Came upon a movie called Saved by Grace - watched it with some trepidation, afraid it would get too treacly or preachy or contrived, as some spiritually-minded dramas can. It turned out okay. Watched it again the next day with Milady, thinking I could check the emotions better, but got dusty-eyed all over again. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4486728/ Also, about half-way through checking out Risen. Impressive. Think I'll back up to the start and watch it with Milady. ... Always hard to watch Him (well, anyone, but especially Him), crucified. Film got the gruesome crucifixion details right, mostly, though. One question - didn't the spear go in on the right (heart) side? Shown going in from the left. I'll have to check the Shroud.... Time to give up on this day, and try another one, God willing. Thank your angels - they have to put up with us! ♥ In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Posted by: mindful webworker with peculiar quirk? at April 28, 2016 09:29 PM (macz7)

415 401 #398 Linux has a Steam client but only a tiny subset of the actual games are Linux compatible. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 02:08 AM (IdCqF) There's an entire Steam distro. I'm not a big gamer, myself -- but they should be notified about where they are lacking.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:30 PM (EzgxV)

416 408 #379 No, Bill Gates did not invent the idea of selling software. He just brought it up among a group that was composed almost entirely of DIY types who hadn't really thought ahead yet to where the micro computer was heading. It was already an established business on large systems. One of the core issues of the anti-trust action against IBM was access to the platform by companies not part of IBM or working through them. IBM operated a lot like a game console company in regards to controlling what was offered to buyers of their systems, aside from software developed by those customers for internal use. Much of DEC's rise came from being much friendlier to outsiders seeking to get in on the software action. Rather than trying to own everything, they saw the wisdom of allowing an army of independent developers to allow DEC to match IBM's resources while focusing on their hardware business. Apple understood this early on but it took Atari a few critical years to get a clue. TI had a similar attitude. Atari published Chris Crawford's 'De Re Atari' and let their employees go on trips to evangelize their superior hardware capabilities but this wasn't enough to overcome the problems of the managers Warner Comm. had installed. They just didn't get it and they critical time when Atari's inhouse advantages could be realize was squandered. The doom was already in place before the first Atari computers shipped. Nolan Bushnell wanted to have open expandable machines, like the Apple II but with far better video and audio functionality. Warner insisted on a closed box and the best features kept secret. Bushnell gave up in frustration and left, signing a non-compete contract in exchange for a pile of cash. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 02:23 AM (IdCqF) Yours is the better telling. I just remember the shock when he tried to charge for it....and the humor that his master disappeared during the event.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 09:34 PM (EzgxV)

417 411 I wouldn't be surprised if Miley Cyrus dies of a drug overdose by the time she's thirty and nobody recalls hers music 15 year from now. I feel sorry for her .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2016 02:14 AM (w4NZ

Who recalls her music now? All people seem to remember is that she twerks like a slut.

Posted by: The Non-Twerking Hat at April 29, 2016 02:26 AM (vBeA5)

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Like many others, she has learned the lesson from Madonna: slut it up and you can get some attention to your work. What she and most others failed to realize (or at least emulate) is that Madonna was also doing some interesting things musically, so even if she got the initial attention by acting slutty, there was something more substantial that kept people interested.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2016 09:35 PM (R+30W)

418 Posted by: mindful webworker with peculiar quirk? at April 29, 2016 02:29 AM (macz7) I saw "Risen". I thought it was a good movie. Excellent performance by the Joseph Fiennes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:37 PM (w4NZ8)

419 412 Who recalls her music now? All people seem to remember is that she twerks like a slut. ------- Good point. I don't think she cares as long as she gets attention. Sad. Posted by: FenelonSpoke ----------------------- The whole Hollywood - child actor/popstar story is pretty sad, really. The few that come out even semi-normal are the rare exception, unfortunately. At least, that's how it seems to me. I'm even having a hard time coming up with more than a few sane ones...

Posted by: Chi at April 28, 2016 09:42 PM (AfOTL)

420 #415

They know, there just isn't much to be done about it. The numbers just aren't there for many developers to see the ROI. A lot of indies do it just because they feel like and have the freedom to make such choices but they'll ship the Windows version first to get the revenue happening and may cancel the ports if it doesn't go well.

This extends into the console business. A developer might have a relationship with a console maker that gives them first dibs on a new title but when that isn't a factor the installed base is the 800 pound gorilla. For a typical indie that doesn't push the hardware very much, the PS4 and Xbox One are nearly identical machines at the hardware level. The infrastructure for online services may also be a factor but a small dev looking to break even ASAP on the sunk costs of a project is likely to favor completing the PS4 version first just because it has a bit over twice the installed base globally. (The difference is a lot narrower if you're initially just targeting North America and far wider if you're targeting Asia.)

Most games are considered successful if they reach 5% of the target market. This is why 20 million installed base is a big deal in consoles because that gives you a million likely customers for a run of the mill success. Obviously, the platform that doubles that is going to draw more interest, unless there is some special audience interest cluster on a particular machine. Nintendo can make big money on a game because they can see a 50% or better attach rate, even if the total market on that machine is dismal from a third party dev's perspective.

If anybody is making serious money on selling a game to Linux users, they're in a very small club. They're biggest hope for such ports is if SteamOS machines achieve a really substantial installed base of people who don't really think about the OS under the UI. One avenue that could hold out some hope are the people who prefer the genres that are severely underserved on consoles but find dealing with PC gaming bewildering and want a turnkey experience.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 09:54 PM (IdCqF)

421 Tomorrow is the fiancee's last day at her workplace for 8 years. She's managed and mentored her group, as best she could, for nearly a decade -- while being shuttled around a variety of executives for whom her group was never a priority. Her removal has been known for two months, but inquiries about who needs to do what and when have been few and far-between. Her last days have been encompassed by spasms of pseudo-crises instead of thoughtful handoffs. It is what it is.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

422 McDonald's is Scotland. BK is England. Whataburger is Texas. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 01:19 AM (9ym/ And Arctic Roadrunner is Anchorage.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 28, 2016 10:08 PM (+YMhA)

423 http://preview.tinyurl.com/znxan6d

Nice package deal at Newegg but they should have gone a bit higher and offered it as 16 GB across two DIMMs to properly use the dual channel memory. Still, if I wanted to build a high end but not uber high end machine machine this week, this package would be a good starting point.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 10:19 PM (IdCqF)

424 When you can't trust Thai tranny ladyboys the world has officially gone to shit.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2016 10:25 PM (vbvxt)

425 When you can't trust Thai tranny ladyboys the world has officially gone to shit. Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2016 03:25 AM (vbvxt) Only the non-midget ones...

Posted by: The Siamese Hat at April 28, 2016 10:34 PM (vBeA5)

426 The doom was already in place before the first Atari computers shipped. Nolan Bushnell wanted to have open expandable machines, like the Apple II but with far better video and audio functionality. Warner insisted on a closed box and the best features kept secret. Bushnell gave up in frustration and left, signing a non-compete contract in exchange for a pile of cash. Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 02:23 AM (IdCqF) I saw video once of Bushnell claiming that when he left he shorted the stock and made more money than he ever did when he was working there.

Posted by: AD at April 28, 2016 10:37 PM (J3JY/)

427 The Prom was a big deal 50 years ago. What's going on is nothing new.

It wasn't just a friendly gathering of your classmates.

Who you got to go with, who you asked and who refused you or you knew you couldn't ask created an agonizing few months prior and that's not counting how you were going to pay for going.

Anyone who thinks it was a carefree high school pastime wasn't paying attention or was part of the elite clique that ran the class anyway. For THEM it might have had less import I suppose.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 28, 2016 10:51 PM (Xo1Rt)

428 Yeah, Miley um, that's Saturn you slut.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 28, 2016 10:52 PM (Xo1Rt)

429 427 The Prom was a big deal 50 years ago. What's going on is nothing new. It wasn't just a friendly gathering of your classmates. Who you got to go with, who you asked and who refused you or you knew you couldn't ask created an agonizing few months prior and that's not counting how you were going to pay for going. Anyone who thinks it was a carefree high school pastime wasn't paying attention or was part of the elite clique that ran the class anyway. For THEM it might have had less import I suppose. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2016 03:51 AM (Xo1Rt) I attended none of my proms and, IIRC, one of my school dances. I also didn't attend my college graduation. Not one to be much impressed by such ceremonies.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)

430 I attended none of my proms and, IIRC, one of my school dances. I also didn't attend my college graduation. Not one to be much impressed by such ceremonies..... Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV) I've always felt that most graduation ceremonies are more for the families than the students. However, the graduation ceremony where my Ph.D. advisor hooded me was special. Oh, not the overall ceremony itself, but that my advisor hooded me in a symbolic display of finding me worthy.

Posted by: The Doctoral Hat at April 28, 2016 11:01 PM (vBeA5)

431 Russian Grand Prix Friday practice starts in a few of hours (7am) from Sochi, but I'll miss it Chilly, wet and miserable here, has been since Tuesday whenight it was near 80 degrees. Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 28, 2016 11:06 PM (8BJMp)

432 Hello Skip. Maybe Hamilton can turn it around at Sochi. Those comments at The Deadspin article from the thread below are SMH-worthy. #WASTF Just a matter of time.

Posted by: Golfman at April 28, 2016 11:12 PM (48QDY)

433 Hammy and the Hass team too, Grosjean and Gutierrez were shut out at the last race for points.

Posted by: Skip at April 28, 2016 11:15 PM (8BJMp)

434 Yeah. Gutierrez hasn't had the best start. Still pretty impressive for the Haas team.

Posted by: Golfman at April 28, 2016 11:17 PM (48QDY)

435 ICE has released 19,723 illegals in 2015 who are criminals including 208 homicide convictions and not included in the hotair artical around 900 rape convictions.

Posted by: Skip at April 28, 2016 11:35 PM (8BJMp)

436 Oh, not the overall ceremony itself, but that my advisor hooded me in a symbolic display of finding me worthy. Iz got a hoodie too!!!!!

Posted by: Treyvon Martin ... at April 28, 2016 11:42 PM (AoK0a)

437 Why in Miley Cyrus anti science?

Posted by: Skip at April 28, 2016 11:48 PM (8BJMp)

438 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 28, 2016 11:56 PM (ptqRm)

439 #426

It was kind of expected when he departed. That stock was the primary basis of how Warner Comm. bought his controlling stake in Atari. Under such circumstances it's common for the departing exec to divest. Bushnell couldn't see the crash coming in 1982 but he knew Atari individually was not going to be the dominant player in the home computer and video game market if Warner insisted on their doomed policies. Ray Kassar, who really ran the company into the ground, wasn't a factor until after Bushnell. He was the exec installed by Warner who notoriously regarded game designers as no more than the equivalent of 'towel designers' (Kassar had spent most of his career before then in the textile field.) who merited no credit for their work in the game's title screen or packaging. These programmers were making incredible money but it wasn't an environment conducive to making creative people feel appreciated.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 12:09 AM (IdCqF)

440 Good morning and Happy Friday, gentlefappers. I've learned more before 5:30 than I have in entire semesters by reading Boulder Terlit Hobo's most excellent link to this review of Albion's Seed: http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/04/27/book-review-albions-seed/ Thanks, BTH!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 12:21 AM (jR7Wy)

441 "Good morning and Happy Friday, gentlefappers. " Somebody is up early. G'morning young lady. Wanna buy a slightly used hedgehog suit?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 12:26 AM (ptqRm)

442 Student Tries to Trick Ted Cruz into Signing a Copy of the Communist Manifesto Which one--"Dreams From My Father" or "Audacity of Hope"?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 29, 2016 12:31 AM (Ndje9)

443 Wanna buy a slightly used hedgehog suit? ---- Will my flamethrower fit over it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 12:45 AM (jR7Wy)

444 Somebody, much earlier in the evening was asking about how to disable the Windows 10 update thingy http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-disable-get-windows-10-icon-and-notifications

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 12:47 AM (ptqRm)

445 "Will my flamethrower fit over it?" Can't see why not.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 12:48 AM (ptqRm)

446 445 "Will my flamethrower fit over it?" Can't see why not. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 29, 2016 05:48 AM (ptqRm) Then it's off to the government building I go! See you all later. I'll flash the Horde gang sign at the news camera!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 12:50 AM (jR7Wy)

447 So the big thing besides the Hedgehog Bomber is the 13 year old yute what got shot while brandishing a BB gun on the streets of B'More. Of course, his mother was quoted as saying that she knew he had left the house with it in his possession. So now the big discussion is banning "Replica Guns". On our local Gun Forum, someone suggested simply banning "Replica Parents". They look exactly like the real thing, but don't actually do anything. I kinda like it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 12:51 AM (ptqRm)

448 Ha! The key word is "brandishing". Don't wave your piece around in public, boys.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 12:55 AM (jR7Wy)

449 "See you all later. I'll flash the Horde gang sign at the news camera!" Almost everyone has seen the four minute long Steve Crowder UMass moonbat takedown, co-starring Roz from Monsters Inc. But we watched the entire event, and Milo was discussing Safe Spaces, and feminists asking people not to applaud at events, but to do silent hand gestures instead. So from the podium, he went through several different examples of finger based silent applause, and finally came to the one for radical Lesbian Feminists.......... Scissor Fingers!!! Could be our new secret sign maybe.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 12:57 AM (ptqRm)

450 Good morning Daywalkers.

3.5 hours to my weekend where I will once again attempt to put in a garden after delaying it for three weeks thanks to pulled shoulder blade muscles. Gotta get it done or no fresh produce this year.

I have to say Cruz has managed to steal some of the O2 from that persons free airtime, perhaps he can do it, maybe not. Personally I put my $0.02 in by tossing him a donation so I have skin in the game.

Anyways, ya'll have a great weekend, busy season is about to hit here.

Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 29, 2016 12:58 AM (4pjhs)

451 The key word is "brandishing". Don't wave your piece around in public, boys.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 05:55 AM (jR7Wy)



Exactly.  13 is old enough to know better than to run around pointing something that looks like a gun at random people.



People aren't learning cause and effect anymore, apparently.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 29, 2016 12:59 AM (J+mig)

452 good morning

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2016 01:03 AM (uAvJJ)

453 "People aren't learning cause and effect anymore, apparently." As a culture, we have tried like hell to either remove the effect, or disassociate the effect with the cause. Case in point: The PoPo shot my child!!! No Stupidity on you and your child's part caused your child to get shot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 01:05 AM (ptqRm)

454 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Friday, April 29, 2016.  On this day in 1992 we had the forerunner of the hands up don't shoot Michael Brown press outrageous lies and liberal propaganda resulting in riots event.  There were riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.  These riots were the direct outgrowth of the edited beating of King that was shown on TV news over and over.  The video made it look like the police beat King for no reason at all.  The jury saw the entire unedited video that showed he started the fight with the cops and that is why they acquitted. The press should have been charged for these riots and the riots over the Michael Brown shooting.  And on that last one Obama and Holder should have been charged too.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:09 AM (vvmPQ)

455 Anti-Trump thugs create riot in CA which the MFM downplayed as rowdy crowd.


http://tinyurl.com/hkke6wg

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:09 AM (vvmPQ)

456 The Army has finally seen the light after a year of wrangling and has decided to not prosecute a decorated SF Sergeant who confronted a child rapist in Afghanistan.


http://tinyurl.com/jd2rmoz

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (vvmPQ)

457 Standby for some major insurance rate hikes over the next year thanks to Obama's failed takeover of the medical insurance business. Some of these are expected to be quite large.  Insurance companies cite that they are losing money due to the rules of Obamacare.  


http://tinyurl.com/gwdg376

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (vvmPQ)

458 Assad's military is about to take the ancient Roman city of Aleppo away from the US backed Syrian rebels who had more recently freed it from ISIS savages. The Assad forces are backed by the Russians who have been using artillery and aircraft to attack the rebels. Another great foreign policy success for Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/ho9pw3f

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (vvmPQ)

459 Obama's minions are taking a load of crap from the House over releasing all those thousands of illegal alien criminals last year. But that is all that is on the table.  A crap-ton of hot air and blather. Yeah, let's have some more hearings.  It's an election year.


http://tinyurl.com/hxjgj9d

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:10 AM (vvmPQ)

460 Baltimore police shoot a nutbag who claimed he had a bomb and was going to blow up a TV station.  His "bomb turned out to be a bunch of candy bars wrapped in plastic with a circuit board and wires attached.  No riots expected since the nutbag was white.  Attempted suicide by cop?


http://tinyurl.com/gly6pvp

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:11 AM (vvmPQ)

461 What does Krazy Kommie Sanders really want since the DNC is not going to allow him to win no matter what?


http://tinyurl.com/hl6nnmd

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:11 AM (vvmPQ)

462 Asshole Boner just will not go away.  


John Boehner, the famously blunt ex-House speaker, left no doubt he's not a fan of fellow Republican Ted Cruz, leaping off the sidelines of the presidential race Wednesday night to unleash a stunning verbal lashing of the Texas senator, reportedly calling him Lucifer in the flesh and a miserable son of a bitch.


That is a pretty good assessment of how the RNCe feels about Cruz.


http://tinyurl.com/zymxoo4

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:11 AM (vvmPQ)

463 Why do assholes do shit like this.  Park rangers need to set up hidden surveillance cameras around some of these monuments and start throwing the book at the turds who do this shit.


http://tinyurl.com/hcyhymn

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:11 AM (vvmPQ)

464 The feds have arrested three relatives of the San Bernardino shooter. The arrests involve the "marriage for citizenship" scam that was run to get the woman in the country. The real problem here is our lax immigration laws and the physical impossibility of vetting these muzzie assholes. So let's let in a million a year.


http://tinyurl.com/jhjpzed

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:11 AM (vvmPQ)

465 The Governor of NC sounds off about all the hype being generated over their common sense bathroom bill.


http://tinyurl.com/jf9vhgz

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:12 AM (vvmPQ)

466 Obama is supposed to make some kind of announcement today about his latest push for gun control.  The so-called "smart gun BS".  Obvious election year crap that is a fail even for Democrats.


http://tinyurl.com/gn3kkdu

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:12 AM (vvmPQ)

467 A judge has ruled Seattle's trash inspections (looking for discarded food) are unconstitutional based on privacy.  I think this law is BS but SCOTUS ruled long ago that there is no "right to privacy" in your garbage can when it is placed out near the street for pickup.


http://tinyurl.com/zcjpk9m

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:12 AM (vvmPQ)

468 RIP Conrad Burns at 81.


http://tinyurl.com/jg5btxd

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:13 AM (vvmPQ)

469 Scankles' takeover of TSA has been really successful.  TSA screeners are bailing out right and left over sorry management issues.  Never had this problem when it was a private company.


http://tinyurl.com/j6sdgpz

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:13 AM (vvmPQ)

470 Unbelievable Obama lie number ten million.  He is now whining that the press is picking on him.  This is the same press that has been perpetually kissing his ass since 2008 and who put him in office.


http://tinyurl.com/go4drbu

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:13 AM (vvmPQ)

471
I like this tweet.


http://tinyurl.com/gugjf3q

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:13 AM (vvmPQ)

472 Sessions warns that the prison sentencing reform being debated now will release thousands of illegal alien drug dealers.


http://tinyurl.com/hbwuesp

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:13 AM (vvmPQ)

473 Benghazi docs released to Judicial Watch show that Rice lied about Benghazi (and so did Scankles and Obama).


http://tinyurl.com/hs735gh

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:14 AM (vvmPQ)

474 Carly already showing her moxy.  She is telling Kashit to get out of the race.


http://tinyurl.com/hudokg5

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:14 AM (vvmPQ)

475 Another government agency caught altering the numbers for AGW.  This is the agency that tracks ice at the poles. So all those calls that the ice at the poles is shrinking is based on fraud.  But nobody will go to jail.


http://tinyurl.com/z88nmrj

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:14 AM (vvmPQ)

476 Just about every site I went to this morning is pushing this story about Obama releasing nearly 20,000 criminal illegals last year.  I don't know what the deal here is.  We covered this story last year when it happened, why is news now?


http://tinyurl.com/z29zd7q

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:14 AM (vvmPQ)

477 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/glx7jdh


http://tinyurl.com/hmdvvcv

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:15 AM (vvmPQ)

478 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/ounvx3z


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:15 AM (vvmPQ)

479 Thanks, Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 01:16 AM (ptqRm)

480 Ah, Yale; the urge to Glamorous Victim Status is strong in this one. People will stab, graffiti, cut and dye themselves to obtain it. It must feel oh so good since entire lives are dedicated to obtaining it. Yale should simply refer to all Master's Degrees as Slaveholder Degrees--problem solved! Bachelor's Degrees could then be changed to I Live in the Basement with Cats and $100k in Student Loans I Have No Hope of Ever Repaying Because I Majored in Grievance Studies-Degrees. Perhaps the anguish felt at these Mental Institutions of Higher Learning might be better focused on ending actual current slavery, such as Muslim slavers in ISIS Africa. But that seems to be reserved for real schools like West Point.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 29, 2016 01:16 AM (Ndje9)

481 Wow. Check out Daily Mail. Violent protests in Costa Mesa CA outside a Trump rally where protestors attacked Trump supporters, threw stones and bricks, attacked civilian vehicles and a police squad car. Protestors in some cases covered their faces with bandanas and some held signs provided by PSLcom.org, the revolutionary Marxist party of the United States

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 01:23 AM (zOTsN)

482 481 Wow. Check out Daily Mail. Violent protests in Costa Mesa CA outside a Trump rally where protestors attacked Trump supporters, threw stones and bricks, attacked civilian vehicles and a police squad car. Protestors in some cases covered their faces with bandanas and some held signs provided by PSLcom.org, the revolutionary Marxist party of the United States

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 06:23 AM (zOTsN)


link at #455

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:25 AM (vvmPQ)

483 Sorry That's PSLweb.org. Marxist revolutionary party imported from Mexico

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 01:30 AM (zOTsN)

484 Thank you Vic. A better distillation of the news of the day does not exist.

Posted by: Valiant at April 29, 2016 01:32 AM (3MiF8)

485 Lux et veritas. Light and truth, Yale's motto. Light=White, very problematic. Truth? Who's truth? Whitey's. Yale may as well be covered in a klansman's sheet. No wonder white amerika calls them elite.

Posted by: June Shelton at April 29, 2016 01:32 AM (s9v/1)

486 *Sniff* *Sniff*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 01:34 AM (ptqRm)

487 Tnx for the lnx, Vic!

Posted by: @votermom at April 29, 2016 01:34 AM (nbrY/)

488 Also at the daily mail, a woman claims she had sex with Trump when she was 13 at Jeffrey Epsteins pedo island and is suing Trump for 100 million

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 01:37 AM (zOTsN)

489 I don't think the primary blame for the present day TSA lies on Shrillary, Vic -- I'd more go with Bush Jr., with a major assist by TFG and his allowing them to unionize (after TPTB swore to us that that would nevah happen!)
 
L sigh. But I personally don't give a crap, as I've managed to avoid flying commercially since 2005. I'm sure it sucks to be a frequent flyer though.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2016 01:39 AM (gyKtp)

490 thanks for the links Vic

Posted by: wing at April 29, 2016 01:39 AM (Ohl7S)

491 Night (or Mornin') all. Here is "She Sells Sanctuary (Long Version)" by the Cult: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdRCUsqg-U

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2016 01:39 AM (vBeA5)

492 Is this where I can get me one of them there Women Cards? Is it re-loadable, or once I buy all the women do I throw it away?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 01:45 AM (ptqRm)

493 WUWT has a piece up on a pair of wind turbines installed at a small college in Matoon IL; using nearly $1 million in taxpayer funds, these turbines produced a whopping -99.14% ROI and now need to be torn down after barely working for 4 years.
 
http://tinyurl.com/h6wvlku
 
But hey, do ya think they've learned any lesson from that? Nope, now they plan to put in solar panels using the exact same optimath.
 
Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2016 01:46 AM (gyKtp)

494 489 I don't think the primary blame for the present day TSA lies on Shrillary, Vic -- I'd more go with Bush Jr., with a major assist by TFG and his allowing them to unionize (after TPTB swore to us that that would nevah happen!)

L sigh. But I personally don't give a crap, as I've managed to avoid flying commercially since 2005. I'm sure it sucks to be a frequent flyer though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2016 06:39 AM (gyKtp)


Scankles was behind the original push for the government to take over airport screening when she was a Senator in NY. That push, although stopped at the time, never went away. And subsequently TSA was created and Bush did not veto it as he was a pretty liberal RINO type himself under the influence of that asshole Rove.


And since its inception, like 99.9% of government agencies, it has been a miserable incompetent failure.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:47 AM (vvmPQ)

495 Thank you Vic. Much appreciated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at April 29, 2016 01:51 AM (u82oZ)

496 Katy Waldman is two things I am mystified by: she was an English major in college and she went to Yale. There is literally no purpose for an English major beyond teaching English or Literature to others, and Yale itself is obviously a place of great dislocation from society, even mental illness on an institutional scale. A self-hating intellectual English major might refer to a great writer in print as a "racist fuck", but would anyone else? This woman is white, and she hates that she is so unfashionable, she is a writer, and yet she can't actually create anything anyone wants to read, and she is young, so she is impatient and easily loses focus. She is seriously out of sorts with the world. In the revolution to come, when America gets pretty savage in beating down the upper classes who have led us to moral and political bankruptcy, Yale is one place I hoe doesn't survive intact. The faculty needs to be disrupted, the students need to go away for a few years, the place needs to be emptied and it should do it's best to forget it's history. It needs to start over, and do education better this time. "No more Katy Waldman's" is probably too lofty a goal, I suppose, but it's worth trying for! Maybe Yale should try to only produce engineers and physicists for awhile. Leave the English to UConn or whatev. Maybe that will help.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 01:52 AM (/m8T6)

497 the MFM downplayed as rowdy crowd. Mostly peaceful.

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2016 01:52 AM (GgxVX)

498 Those Cambodians were very well dressed to be performing mine clearing operations.  Always look your best I say. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 29, 2016 01:52 AM (iONHu)

499 Speaking of math, this PJ Media piece explains statistically how Tom Brady's deflated footballs really did help the Cheatriots win by vastly reducing offensive turnovers.
 
http://tinyurl.com/jjo8np7
 
(obligatory math trigger warning in effect here)

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2016 01:53 AM (gyKtp)

500 >>>>Obama is supposed to make some kind of announcement today about his latest push for gun control. The so-called "smart gun BS". Obvious election year crap that is a fail even for Democrats.
.
.
.
.Even hillary isn't dumb enough to run on gun control.  I will guarantee Trump bringing up the failed assault weapons bill that she and her husband championed.

One can always hope she is that stupid though. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 29, 2016 01:55 AM (iONHu)

501 I saw The Jungle Book. I recommend it highly.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 29, 2016 01:55 AM (x5aAA)

502 496  "No more Katy Waldman's" is probably too lofty a goal, I suppose, but it's worth trying for! Maybe Yale should try to only produce engineers and physicists for awhile. Leave the English to UConn or whatev. Maybe that will help.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 06:52 AM (/m8T6)



A better solution is cease all public funding for colleges and make them survive on tuition alone.  And since SCOTUS said government scholarships were considered "funding" end that too.



When colleges have to make ends meet through their own devices as was the normal up until more recent times a lot of this stupid shit will go away.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:57 AM (vvmPQ)

503 @455 @482 Since Soros started paying these people at Ferguson, and the Chicago rioters got so much eager publicity from MSM, I suppose we should expect the anarcho's, the ANSWER type's and the illiterate to do this a lot more often. They must feel momentum is on their side.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 01:57 AM (/m8T6)

504 488 Also at the daily mail, a woman claims she had sex with Trump when she was 13 at Jeffrey Epsteins pedo island and is suing Trump for 100 million Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 06:37 AM (zOTsN) Oh yes, let's investigate Pedo Island! Pretty sure Bubba Clinton's been there.

Posted by: @votermom at April 29, 2016 01:58 AM (nbrY/)

505 501 I saw The Jungle Book. I recommend it highly.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 29, 2016 06:55 AM (x5aAA)


How does it compare to the original Disney animated feature?

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 01:58 AM (vvmPQ)

506 @502 ----------------------------------- Do you really think so Vic? Land grant schools have got public money (from individual states) since the Civil War and have done pretty well at educating engineers and farmers. I'd like to keep them going, but I agree taking Federal money out of all non-Constitutional Federal activities (and where does it say the Feds are supposed to provide grant money to colleges?) is worth doing. Do it at the State level I can agree with though.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:01 AM (/m8T6)

507 I loved the original animated Jungle Book and I love to read Kipling. I'm looking forward to seeing the new version.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:04 AM (/m8T6)

508 I've always liked the Jungle Book movie from 1942.

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2016 02:06 AM (GgxVX)

509 Mogli strops his knife on his calloused foot. He's a killer.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 29, 2016 02:06 AM (bSvrw)

510 Oh, not the overall ceremony itself, but that my advisor hooded me in a symbolic display of finding me worthy. -- Was it a white hood, hmmmm? #KKK Sorry, just kidding.

Posted by: @votermom at April 29, 2016 02:07 AM (nbrY/)

511 TSA Hah! I remember when the Amalgamated Baggage Screeners of America were all private contractors working for minimum wage and the argument was that government had to take over the process of screening airline baggage and passengers because private business had failed to protect the air traveler and that only highly qualified government employees hiring only highly qualified candidates who would go through a very through government run training program that would be administered by highly talented highly paid government services employees who would be in the union would protect the air traveler far better than the slubs hired by for profit greedy capitalists. So now you are telling us that fat cat government politicos who are making security decisions based on politics rather than security, who are administering security operates based on political ideology don't do any better job than minimum wage contractors? So why are we paying those government union employees above average wages for below average performance? Itsa mystery.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 29, 2016 02:07 AM (BwMBB)

512 @470 ------------------------------ Isn't it great that TFG has to really beg to get news coverage these days? As tough as this election is to watch some days it beats having to listen to that asswipe Josh Earnest all the damn time.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:08 AM (/m8T6)

513 506  Do it at the State level I can agree with though.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 07:01 AM (/m8T6)


Well the University of SC was founded here in 1801 as a State supported school, as were most of the original public colleges.  However, it is long overdue to stop all public funding of these liberal hells and let them sink or swim on their own.



We have one semi-conservative college left in the State (Wofford) and it is a private school.  It may get some public funding but I surmise that it is not much.  It is expensive as hell and IIANM there is a waiting list to get in.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 02:10 AM (vvmPQ)

514 Sometimes it takes a while to be proven right. In 2000, wifey and I bought a house in a flood zone. In 2001 AND 2002, water was lapping at our front step; I said "That's it." and sold it and we moved.
 
Surprisingly, it didn't flood from Katrina in 2005; but yesterday it did. They had to go in by boat to rescue the neighborhood.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2016 02:11 AM (gyKtp)

515 >>>>Isn't it great that TFG has to really beg to get news coverage these days? As tough as this election is to watch some days it beats having to listen to that asswipe Josh Earnest all the damn time.
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.It won't end well for him.  Most people with severe untreated NPD drink themselves to death or try to commit suicide some other way.

Of course if Trump wins the election the MSM will keep obama in the spotlight for the next 4-8 years critiquing every single decision and statement Trump makes so there is that going for him. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 29, 2016 02:12 AM (iONHu)

516 I saw The Jungle Book. I recommend it highly.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 29, 2016 06:55 AM (x5aAA)



Lately Disney has been shoving LGBTWTFBBQ crap into their movies. The 'rainbow bridge', in Cars 2, for example. I'm curious whether they managed to insert some gay messaging into Jungle Book...which I'd really like to take the kids to see.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 29, 2016 02:14 AM (vRKfn)

517 Katy Waldman is two things I am mystified by: she was an English major in college and she went to Yale. There is literally no purpose for an English major beyond teaching English or Literature to others, and Yale itself is obviously a place of great dislocation from society, even mental illness on an institutional scale. Back in the old days when liberal arts were the most prestigious part of a university (yes, that time existed), it would let you become more cultured. There also wasn't much of a point to learning a more practical area, as a university would be far more filled with upper class scions...Yeah, I know, but that was much more the case in the early 20th century. However, since this isn't the early 20th century, it can also let you pad your GPA while still dicking around and still getting a decent job/grad school from a place like that.

Posted by: AD at April 29, 2016 02:17 AM (VtV1E)

518 'The president told a group of college journalists Thursday that his record on the economy is among his proudest achievements.'

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2016 02:19 AM (BO/km)

519 Vic probably linked the Fox story on the 20 arrests of shitheads in Costa Mesa after a Trump rally, vandalizing cars and attacking drivers as they left. Leftist projection is going to reach the ludicrous this election time, as they exercise their racism, their sexism, their close-mindedness and any other social ill they can think of. I really liked this one comment from an attendee: Ly Kou, 47, of Ontario, said she likes Trump because he has vowed to put the country first. "It's obvious that America loves Trump," said Kou, who is from Laos, as she pointed at the waiting throng. "This thing about him being racist? Look around the crowd."

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:20 AM (/m8T6)

520 The president also urged the budding journalists to write 'good stories' about the government, using his administration as an example.

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2016 02:21 AM (BO/km)

521 Another thanks from an American expat Moron for my "first thing in the morning" post.... Herr Maetenloch, Ich schätze sehr viel Arbeit, so nur, dass Sie wissen....richtig, danke,,,, And thank God for the written spirit of Kipling: "If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' " Best regards from the front.....

Posted by: Socalbremer at April 29, 2016 02:21 AM (NlD7T)

522 When colleges have to make ends meet through their own devices as was the normal up until more recent times a lot of this stupid shit will go away.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 06:57 AM (vvmPQ)

Exactly.

And with market forces brought to bear, tuition would rapidly return to some sane place. Of course that is assuming that government loan guarantees are also considered funding.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2016 02:21 AM (Zu3d9)

523 Well, off to work, where the guys who mistype data and code think you're the stupid one who can't do things right. "Yeah, those were just momentary mistakes. We know what we are doing, you don't." Well, no, not really. The program is too complex not to be anal about these sort of things. A pilot who forgets to extend the landing gear on landing is not a momentary mistake pilot, he is a bad pilot. And if he is acting towards others like he is flawless, and they are morons, then he is a jackass as well. If nothing else, his Crew Resource Management skills are atrocious. The number one lesson I take from Ronald Reagan right now? "PATCO"--No matter how essential they are, if they are doing something they ought not, you fire them.

Posted by: Five O'clock Charlie at April 29, 2016 02:23 AM (J3UIw)

524 'The missed opportunities, he said, 'keep me up at night sometimes' I don't think there is anything I can add to that.

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2016 02:24 AM (BO/km)

525 "Tenure" is a pernicious idea, that's for sure. It's morally bankrupt too, after Marquette's pomposity and firing of a conservative tenured professor for mildly criticizing a contract teacher for her BS fascism in class.

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:26 AM (/m8T6)

526 522  Of course that is assuming that government loan guarantees are also considered funding.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2016 07:21 AM (Zu3d9)


Back when there was still a fight over the unconstitutionality of Title IX SCOTUS ruled that it was funding and therefore opened the doors for government intervention in colleges.  That case involved a private college which got no direct federal aid. (That being the cause for the government to intervene in all public schools despite there being no authority in the Constitution).

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 02:28 AM (vvmPQ)

527 Dump up

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 02:34 AM (vvmPQ)

528 Le NOOD arriving Track two Stand clear

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2016 02:35 AM (ptqRm)

529 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2016 07:28 AM (vvmPQ)

I thought it was the loans themselves, and not the guarantees that the gov. gives to banks.

Regardless, the best thing for higher education in America would be for the feds to get the hell out of it.

One argument for continued involvement is support for basic research. Things like LBL produce valuable stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2016 02:35 AM (Zu3d9)

530 Cracker Jack is now trolling my Indians. They must pay! When we win the World Series, some day, we will remember! http://tinyurl.com/jscyc8d

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2016 02:35 AM (/m8T6)

531 Some lies do last forever, the ones that change the language. The wholly fraudulent concept of "hate speech" has been peddled only in the last 10 years or so. It is now enshrined, in the popular culture as a bedrock principle of law and philosophy, to the effect that something, somebody deems "demeaning" to a group is not speech, but a violent act so unspeakably vile that the State can (and should) prohibiit it outright. "PC" no longer does justice to the lies and thought control of the left.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 29, 2016 03:59 AM (k8tEg)

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