April 30, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (4-30-2013)
— Maetenloch

I'm back my babies. Let me quell your pain.

Memo to the South: Go Ahead, Secede Already!

A screed by Lee Siegel. But first a little context on Siegel:

Disgraced ex-sock puppeteer Lee Siegel, whose cranky-old-man cultural criticism and woe-is-me whining have led to a fruitful career writing for every single liberal publication you've ever heard of, has landed, like these people do, at The Daily Beast, where he has just coughed up one of the lamest hairballs of a political semi-humor column you will ever read: "Memo to the South: Go Ahead, Secede Already!"

According to Siegel America would be idyllic nay almost utopian if only those icky Southerners could be somehow be gotten rid of.

A solid block of Southern states continues to refuse to expand Medicaid, thus squashing one of the linchpins of the president's health-care reform. The South will likely be the last and most stubborn battleground in the fight for gay marriage. Gun control? The more the two sides seem to get cozier with each other, the faster gun-control legislation gets watered down-and more and more red states are passing laws making it legal to carry a concealed weapon. As for immigration, the red states seem to be relaxing their anti-immigrant fervor, but nothing approaching new legislation is even on the horizon.

...Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states. (We could retain "America": they could call themselves "Smith & Wesson" or "Coca-Cola" or something like that.) Universal health care. No guns. Strong unions. A humane minimum wage. A humane immigration policy. High revenues from a fair tax structure. A massive public-works program. Legal gay marriage. A ban on carbon emissions. Electric cars. Stronger workplace protections. Extended family leave from work in case of pregnancy or illness. Longer unemployment benefits. In short, a society on a par with most of the rest of the industrialized world-a place whose politics have finally caught up with its social and economic realities.

So much stupid in such a few lines.

On the left paradise is somehow always just one more purge away. Siegel semi-jokingly advocates for secession but I don't doubt he'd be down just as much with disenfranchisement and internment camps if he actually had the power.

MasonDixon

Slate: The Tortured Tsarnaevs

Okay given that this appeared in the amateur webzine I expected it to be a full-on apologia for the marathon bombers. But actually William Saletan makes the case that the Tsaraevs were a family of petty criminals in general and Tamerlan already a violent thug. Then Islam gave him a purpose and a justification for indulging in all his dark impulses.

By now, most of us have heard that the bombers' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, was arrested last year for shoplifting and destruction of property. This weekend's stories confirm that the charge was a felony, that the quoted value of the merchandise was $1,600, and that the owner of the property was Lord & Taylor, the same company whose security cameras captured the bombers at the marathon.

...Now it turns out that the bombers' father might be a shoplifter, too. Anzor Tsarnaev fixed cars for a living. "Sometimes, when he needed parts, he would show up at Nissenbaum's Auto, a nearby parts and repair shop," the Post reports. "Several times, workers said, Anzor went into the parts yard to find a bracket or screw and emerged offering to pay a small sum for a handful of items. But employees would see his pockets stuffed. Confronted, they say, he admitted picking up a few other meager items."

Tamerlan had a propensity to beat up anyone who upset him and the rest of his siblings were apparently pot dealers as well.

Islam also gave Tamarlan and the rest of the family convenient excuses for their failings. And a reason to strike out against the very country that had given him refugee status and his family over $100,000 in welfare benefits.

The New York Times suggests a different answer: Tamerlan's explanation of why he quit boxing is false. He didn't do it for Islam. He did it because his lack of U.S. citizenship blocked his eligibility to compete in tournaments and build a career in the sport. He just used Islam as an excuse, a story to tell others.

That would explain why, in January of this year, Tamerlan was rebuking a speaker at his local mosque who praised Martin Luther King Jr. The Post says that according to an official at the mosque, Tamerlan "yelled that King represented American values." Tamerlan's worldview wasn't about nonviolence. It was about anti-Americanism. Three months later, he detonated.

Tsarnaevfamily

Bruce Holbert's Gun Accident in the New York Times

His account sure seems bogus if not a little suspicious. But because he was idiot with a loaded gun (as was his friend/victim) therefore guns are bad, bad, bad and must be restricted.

I never had much interest in guns. Yet it is I who killed a man.

It was the second week in August, a Friday the 13th, in fact, in 1982. I was with a group of college roommates who were getting ready to go to the Omak Stampede and Suicide Race. Three of us piled into a red Vega parked outside a friend's house in Okanogan, Wash., me in the back seat. The driver, who worked with the county sheriff's department, offered me his service revolver to examine. I turned the weapon onto its side, pointed it toward the door. The barrel, however, slipped when I shifted my grip to pull the hammer back, to make certain the chamber was empty, and turned the gun toward the driver's seat. When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing. When I pulled the hammer back a second time it fired a live round.

My friend, Doug, slumped in the driver's seat, dying, and another friend, who was sitting in the passenger seat, raced into the house for the phone.

...My friend was killed by a man who misunderstood guns, who imagined that comfort with - and affection for - guns was a vital component of manhood. I did not recognize a gun for what it was: a machine constructed for a purpose, one in which I had no real interest.

Yes guns can be deadly. And they're deadlier when you're stupid.

Also see if you can spot all the flaws in Holbert's story.

George Jones and Clarence Thomas

An interviewer in 2010 saw this letter from Clarence Thomas framed on Jones' wall.

You can hear "The Right Left Hand" here.

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Modern British Industry

This is a striking statistic I recently ran across in preparing to teach the post-war period for my A.P. European History class: there are more people in Britain today working for in Indian restaurants than in the coal, steel, and railroad industries combined. On one hand, that is not so surprising considering the state of those industries in today's Britain. However, in the grand scope of British history, I found that statistic truly startling.

And things were worse at the beginning of the 19th century:

In 1816, the net public debt of the UK reached 240 per cent of gross domestic product. This was the fiscal legacy of 125 years of war against France. What economic disaster followed this crushing burden of debt? The industrial revolution.

...Between 1815 and 1855, for example, debt interest accounted for close to half of all UK public spending.

The Great Literature of Pancake Making

It always worthwhile to study the classics.

pancake production

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
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2 [446 comments] 'EC'
3 [387 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)'
4 [384 comments] 'Niedermeyer's Dead Horse'
5 [364 comments] 'BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk'
6 [348 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
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Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
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Yesterday, I did something that made me feel good. I ordered an unlocked cellphone and some tools and I used Ace's Amazon link. I hope the Head Ewok gets his cut.

I would really encourage everybody to use his Amazon link when you order. Its a great way to show support for what Ace does and the commenting environment he has created.

I didn't know anything about this Amazon connection. I learned about it from Althouse's blog. Everyday she has a post about what people bought through her Amazon link. Maybe the Cobloggers could randomly post some stuff people bought (it can even be funny "look what this moron bought!"). That would educate the commenters and help us to remember to use his Amazon link.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 30, 2013 04:16 PM (N8yYb)

2 If you hang around Grand Central Station long enough, will you develop super powers?


Asking for a friend. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 04:19 PM (Gk3SS)

3 Holy shit #2!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:19 PM (doBIb)

4 ...Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states.

A Siberian labor camp?

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:19 PM (vbh31)

5 Life imitate the Onion:
http://tinyurl.com/cp4gkfj

Posted by: wahhaw at April 30, 2013 04:20 PM (k8CqN)

6 A record week deserves something special. ONT Wife Pic http://oi49.tinypic.com/xoi81u.jpg

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:20 PM (doBIb)

7 Not only am I posting on the ONT...I'm doing it from the Venetian in Vegas baby. Livin the moron lifestyle. Just for the week, but damn it feels good!

Posted by: Joey Tenebris (noob) at April 30, 2013 04:20 PM (eR2aG)

8 All hail the early ONT. Thanks Maet.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 04:21 PM (4Mv1T)

9 It looks like the Concord situation is under control now. 1 person taken into custody following a hostage situation.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 04:23 PM (piMMO)

10 Very nice ONT tonight. Thanks.

Posted by: Y-not at April 30, 2013 04:23 PM (5H6zj)

11 1 Hedley I wonder if Teh Horde could turn that into a game. Like who can buy the most uniquely depraved item to get posted.

Posted by: Joey Tenebris (noob) at April 30, 2013 04:23 PM (eR2aG)

12 Nice pancakes.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 04:23 PM (JgpDI)

13

short, a society on a par with most of the rest of the industrialized world-a place whose politics have finally caught up with its social and economic realities.

 

I.e., bankrupt.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2013 04:23 PM (IDSI7)

14 Can Teh Gheys post here?

Posted by: Jason Collins at April 30, 2013 04:24 PM (jucos)

15 Not only am I posting on the ONT...I'm doing it from the Venetian in Vegas baby. Livin the moron lifestyle. Just for the week, but damn it feels good! *** Try SushiSamba Good grub!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 04:24 PM (piMMO)

16 Clarence Thomas grew up just a few miles from where we live.  His cousin is a dear, close friend of ours.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 04:24 PM (lVPtV)

17

If the US broke up, the Left's "paradise" would be nearly deserted in less than twenty years. 

 

You know what?  Let's go ahead and divide up the country.  They get the Northeast and the West Coast.  We'll take flyover country. 

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2013 04:24 PM (lr3d7)

18 What's up Morons?

Been on the road for a month.  Missed you fuckers.

Posted by: eastvalleyphx at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (GRvW4)

19 Keep working on it BCchran, only 23 posts separates us on that ranking.

AlextheChich with a super powered Sybian?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (1zr4/)

20

A record week deserves something special.


ONT Wife Pic

 

Lovely, as always.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (lr3d7)

21 PLEASE GOD, let the South leave. After a 150 years NOTHING has changed. You dickheads are still dickheads. Yankees, sorry you won yet?

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (wR+pz)

22 Ah! I am happy to report (again), that I am not on the Top-10 Wall of Shame. Account yourselves fortunate..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (aDwsi)

23 I used ace's Amazon link to buy new nipple clips and Ben Wa Balls. Thanks ace!

Posted by: Helen Thomas at April 30, 2013 04:25 PM (jucos)

24 Um, if the dude pulled the hammer back to check to see if there was a load under the hammer, it would rotate a new chamber under the hammer right then. At best his memory is confused...

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (D/fQ0)

25 My friend was killed by a man who misunderstood guns

Well, that's a bit of an understatement.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (vbh31)

26

AlextheChich with a super powered Sybian?

 

And on that note, good night everybody!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (lr3d7)

27 15 Not only am I posting on the ONT...I'm doing it from the Venetian in Vegas baby. Livin the moron lifestyle. Just for the week, but damn it feels good!



We were just there last March.


Watch out for the pubes in the tub.  Seriously.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (lVPtV)

28 Secession? Most natives of the South would be just fine with that. Save your Dixie cups..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (aDwsi)

29 And on that note, good night everybody!
-------

Good night? Has the sun set there yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:27 PM (aDwsi)

30 I'm going to have to step up my sockpuppet production. I hear if you don't make quota you spend a week in the barrel


Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 04:28 PM (mCvL4)

31 *blinks*

USS Atlanta CL-51 was a 'light battlecruiser' now?  I think something got lost in somebody's Babblefish..

http://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/story/uss-atlanta-project

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:28 PM (1zr4/)

32 I always feel a bit relieved when I am not on the top ten list. I very much enjoy those posters who made it up to the big leagues, but I think I spend too much time here as it is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 04:28 PM (INYkK)

33 30 I'm going to have to step up my sockpuppet production. I hear if you don't make quota you spend a week in the barrel


Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 09:28 PM (mCvL4




On the scrub cycle.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM (lVPtV)

34 OT: Anna Puma - with regard to Spruance at Phillipine Sea and Halsey at Leyte Gulf:

Both admirals were old friends.  In the 1920's Halsey commanded a destroyer flotilla and Spruance was one of the destroyer commanders in that flotilla.*  They got along very well - and no surprise Halsey recommended that Spruance take over for Midway when Halsey returned from the Tokyo Raid ill.  They were very different men with very different styles; both were complete professionals.

*Halsey's flotilla was known for being well-drilled - in a fleet exercise they dropped smoke, went back into the smoke screen, came out, turned, dropped torpedoes on the 'enemy' battle-line, then went back into the smoke screen.  The dud torpedoes went home and caused some damage to the battleships just by striking them.  My source for the story is 'The Quiet Warrior', a biography of Raymond Spruance.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM (gmoEG)

35 I'm back baby!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM (GEICT)

36 Well done, Joey T! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM (PkYpQ)

37 ust think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states. *** You're welcome.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (piMMO)

38 there are more people in Britain today working for in Indian restaurants than in the coal, steel, and railroad industries combined

And I'm guessing 90% of 'em are either hipster douchebags or wannabe terrorists.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (vbh31)

39 I'm back baby!!!! Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:29 PM (GEICT) Were you ever gone?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (RwRRP)

40 Clarence Thomas is the one justice I truly adore, and that letter makes him even cooler. Great find.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (XQzGn)

41 According to Siegel America would be idyllic nay almost utopian if only those icky Southerners could be somehow be gotten rid of.

T'would be easier if the North would secede this time.

Posted by: General Robt. E. Lee at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (4Mv1T)

42 32 I always feel a bit relieved when I am not on the top ten list. I very much enjoy those posters who made it up to the big leagues, but I think I spend too much time here as it is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 09:28 PM (INYkK




I'm always ashamed when I make it.  I realize I need to spend more time on important things in my life.


But, dammit, I love this place.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (lVPtV)

43 15 NDH I have eaten there. May eat there again this trip; you never quite know what the night may bring. Thanks for the tip, Jane. I won't be using the tub, just the shower.

Posted by: Joey Tenebris (noob) at April 30, 2013 04:30 PM (DoDTY)

44 Were you ever gone? Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 09:30 PM (RwRRP) It's been several months since I've been in the Top 10.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (GEICT)

45 Another picture of Jessica Nigri looking smashing
http://tinyurl.com/clk8eos

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (1zr4/)

46 I'd be all for succession if we could ship all the Dems up North beforehand. Every last fucking one of them. Problems sol-ved.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (PkYpQ)

47 Any guesses as to how long the Battle of the Coral Sea lasted?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (aDwsi)

48 Hey Joey, I stayed at the Palazzo last Nov for my birthday. Hotel was nice, but I couldn't stand all the crowds.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (doBIb)

49 Wow.. that letter to George Jones from Clarence Thomas is amazing.  I just posted it on my FB.  I have loved that man since day one (Clarence Thomas).  His book is a page turner and his life story so inspiring.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (u25eL)

50 How is that yo-yo planning to charge his electric car? "You hicks don't understand technical matters!!!"

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (JgpDI)

51 One big rule for Seigel's new Peoples Soviet Socialist Republic of America

Those fleeing high taxes and nanny statism of their utopian paradise cannot just move to the South and vote for the Lee Siegels who made the place they fled

They must immigrate, fill out paperwork, go to the back of the line, and pass a written uncurved citizenship test

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (mCvL4)

52
chich?

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (052zE)

53 About those damned bombers: are we certain of their parentage? I mean, the crazy seems to have come from the mom, but those boys do not look particularly like one another, IMO.


Oh, and once we get rid of the southern states, then of course we will have to get rid of the western states, and probably Alaska as well, and then there's the issue of the U.P. and northern Minnesota, and on and on and on. Liberals always think they are in the majority no matter where they are, and the southern mind (much like the Alaskan mind) remains a complete mystery to them, so they assume southerners and Alaskans (and probably Montanans and the like) are a bunch of knuckle-dragging imbeciles. Of course, we are the ones with the guns, so it probably isn't too wise to piss us off, but what's a liberal to do if they can't be pissing someone off.


Liberalism and Islam are both mental diseases.

Posted by: tcn at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (VLG62)

54 45 Another picture of Jessica Nigri looking smashing http://tinyurl.com/clk8eos Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 09:31 PM (1zr4/) Like. A. Viking.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (GEICT)

55 It's been several months hours since I've been in the Top 10. FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion, Channeling Yul Brenner at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (MgGCn)

56 I'm back baby!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:29 PM (GEICT)



Congratulations.   Polly will be along shortly with your participation ribbon. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)

57 Recommended read :
"Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (aDwsi)

58
didn't Iowahawk do a parody many moons ago on Ward Churchill as "Chutch?"

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (8dspl)

59 14---" Can Teh Gheys post here?" Posted by: Jason Collins at April 30, 2013 09:24 PM (jucos) ------------------- Yes we can!!!

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (C8mVl)

60 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (JMmQ9)

61 Mike - you want to count the combined Lexington/Yorktown strike over New Guinea to strike at Lae as the starts and rescue of the Neosho/Sim survivors as the end of the battle?  How about Crace's Chase?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (1zr4/)

62 I'm so sick of the North-South paradigm. They're all Easterners to me, I can't tell the difference. I cross the Mississippi and its like I'm in a different country where everyone is 300lbs and talk with an accent and drive like assholes.

Posted by: El Guapo at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (2iGYB)

63 On the cargo 747 crash there were questions about whether the loadmaster was on the flight

He was. May they rest in peace

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (mCvL4)

64 Another picture of Jessica Nigri looking smashing Toight like a toiger.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (doBIb)

65 Congratulations. Polly will be along shortly with your participation ribbon. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 09:32 PM (Gk3SS) I won't even be able to put up much of a fight. Stupid beta meat sack w/extra genetic fuckuppery

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (GEICT)

66 If the south secedes please take me with you. I now (since 200 feel like a resident alien in a blue state even though I've lived here my entire life here except when I was in college in the south

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (INYkK)

67 A record week deserves something special. ONT Wife Pic http://oi49.tinypic.com/xoi81u.jpg Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 09:20 PM (doBIb) You lucky so-and-so. Howdy, everybody.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:34 PM (5J54Q)

68 You don't pull the hammer back to make certain the chamber is empty. You swing the cylinder out.

Posted by: harleycowboy58 at April 30, 2013 04:34 PM (yfeAd)

69 "In short, [America without the South would be] a society on a par with most of the rest of the industrialized world-a place whose politics have finally caught up with its social and economic realities."

What planet is this guy from again?

Most of the rest of the industrialized world have politics which, _contra_ being "caught up", instead are panting and out of breath and running desperately behind the social and economic realities. The politics fall further behind with every step as the realities steadily accelerate away.

Look at Europe. The Eurosocialist model is imploding and collapsing. The single currency model has brought incredible misery to half the eurozone. Europe's own intrinsic ethnic schisms are deepening, and worse yet, they've imported violent and nonassimilating Islam in large quantities. The place is a disaster across the board.

Yet the politics of Europe continue to be about trying energetically to resuscitate the decaying corpse, dress it in formalwear and make it dance. As far from the "social and economic realities" as anyone could ever imagine.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 04:34 PM (gqT4g)

70 In RE: The Tortured Tsarnaevs:

"Islam gave him a purpose and a justification for indulging in all his dark impulses."

A religion based on desert nomad raider culture where being a criminal and a thug is perfectly fine because God says you can do all of the desert nomad raider stuff to the unbelievers.  Or anyone else who does not believe exactly the way you do.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 04:34 PM (gmoEG)

71 54 Hell, that's an understatement.

Like. A. Screaming. Viking.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 04:34 PM (XQzGn)

72 Even here in Savannah, liberal assholes hate Clarence Thomas.

My husband and I are blessed to have a close cousin of Justice Thomas as a friend.

Google Pin Point, GA to see Justice Thomas' birthplace (which is just a few miles from where we live).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (lVPtV)

73 Will Clarence Thomas attend Jones' funeral?

Posted by: jmel at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (9tSXa)

74 I pray the Left finally gets the message that we who disagree with them aren't going anywhere and gets a bug up its ass to split the country in two. Their deluded ideology will finally self-destruct once it's fully implemented.

The American Left: the last people on the planet to realize that the same ideology which can't even last two generations on communal farms the size of postage stamps can't be implemented in a country encompassing the greater part of a continental landmass. If they could take a minute from patting themselves on the back for their great genius, they might finally understand this.

Posted by: BS Inc. at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (Jgssj)

75 Hello Alton... how have you been?

Posted by: jewells45 at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (u25eL)

76 I won't even be able to put up much of a fight.


Stupid beta meat sack w/extra genetic fuckuppery Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:33 PM (GEICT)




Noooo.  Lemme shove some booze through the intertubes. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (Gk3SS)

77

The idiot who wrote about letting the South Secede?

 

Has no idea of how the WESTERN US operates (outside of Hollyweird) either.

 

Its Rural vs. Urban IMO.... not North vs. South... and the rural folks have the food, and are better shots...

Posted by: Romeo13... .... at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (lZBBB)

78 62 I'm so sick of the North-South paradigm. They're all Easterners to me, I can't tell the difference. I cross the Mississippi and its like I'm in a different country where everyone is 300lbs and talk with an accent and drive like assholes. Posted by: El Guapo at April 30, 2013 09:33 PM (2iGYB) You must not have ever been to Minnesota.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (GEICT)

79 the early bird gets the best hookers or something

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (zzeVM)

80 Uncle Feisty was right; they were just plain old losers. The seed of militant Islam fell on ground that was very fertile to start with.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 30, 2013 04:35 PM (PkYpQ)

81 Clarence Thomas is the one justice I truly adore, and that letter makes him even cooler. Great find. Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 09:30 PM (XQzGn) There's a great story from 2009 about a couple high school football players from Gaithersburg, MD who were coming back from a recruiting trip at the University of Nebraska. On the plane trip home the gentleman sitting beside them in coach was a huge Nebraska football fan. It was Clarence Thomas, although for most of the trip they had no clue who he was (this blows my mind, because Gaithersburg is a suburb of DC). He was the commencement speaker at their graduation later that year, and he rarely does commencement speeches. He gave each of them a hug when they came on stage.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (RwRRP)

82 Gracious Southern General sock off.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (4Mv1T)

83 Siegel sounds sort of like "sieg heil"

Thinks that way too

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (mCvL4)

84 As long as Oklahoma goes along with the South, I'm all for telling both Left Coasts to take a flying leap.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (5J54Q)

85 They must immigrate, fill out paperwork, go to the back of the line, and pass a written uncurved citizenship test
----------------

... and demonstrate a history of self-support, as well as desirable skills.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (aDwsi)

86 That was a really nice letter from Clarence Thomas.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2013 04:36 PM (sdi6R)

87 what kind of weird gun was he using?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 04:37 PM (RZ8pf)

88 That Siegel.  What an idiot unsavant.  IN his shallow brain there are only the South and the blue coasts.  No conservative midwest, southwest, or plain states.  He forgot all about the flyover states in other words. 

Posted by: wassup? at April 30, 2013 04:37 PM (qKpun)

89 Noooo. Lemme shove some booze through the intertubes. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 09:35 PM (Gk3SS) Could you kindly shove some my way, Mistress? It's been a hell of a day.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:37 PM (5J54Q)

90 Its Rural vs. Urban IMO.... not North vs. South... Posted by: Romeo13... .... at April 30, 2013 09:35 PM (lZBBB) This.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 30, 2013 04:37 PM (PkYpQ)

91 I'll never forget his confirmation hearings.  I wasn't even remotely into politics at the time, but my husband had it on the telly.  I was so outraged.. Biden was such a fucking jerk.  Him and many others.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 30, 2013 04:37 PM (u25eL)

92 48 EC I've stayed in Palazzo also. Suites are exactly the same as Venetian but I prefer the overall Palazzo layout. I anticipate that I will vent a bit here at the HQ when shit doesn't go my way, so I thought I might accrue some positive karma in advance by sharing the good vibes I've got going this week. Off to Canaletto for dinner. Enjoy yourselves.

Posted by: Joey Tenebris (noob) at April 30, 2013 04:38 PM (eR2aG)

93

You don't pull the hammer back to make certain the chamber is empty. You swing the cylinder out.

 

Oh, right. Modern ones, anyway. I kinda missed that, since my only handgun is a cap-and-ball replica.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 30, 2013 04:38 PM (D/fQ0)

94 Noooo. Lemme shove some booze through the intertubes. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 09:35 PM (Gk3SS) Thanks. Type 1 diabetic. Stupid body actually attacked itself as a kid and destroyed my ability to naturally break down/regulate glucose. Which means I have to control it through diet and med injections. I estimated wrong tonight on my meds. Way wrong. Almost twice as much as I should have taken wrong. So I feel like hell. And I'm sitting here eating Reese's minis. Which would be awesome, except I'm trying to lose a few pounds. Stupid. Fucking. Meatsack.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:38 PM (GEICT)

95 My source for the story is 'The Quiet Warrior', a biography of Raymond Spruance.

Suggested reading, if you haven't already: The Bravest Man, by William Tuohy. It's about Dick O'Kane's WWII sub patrols in the Pacific. Just finished it and highly recommend.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:38 PM (vbh31)

96

Who pulls the hammer back to check for a round anyway?  I notice the story took place in 1982 (pre-Internet) so that checking local news archives would be more difficult.  Smells like BS.

 

 

Oh, and the Avalanche are NOT going to the Super Bowl. 

 

 

Oh, and good evening all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (pxDth)

97 >>>Its Rural vs. Urban IMO.... not North vs. South... and the rural folks have the food, and are better shots...

And this is absolutely why it will not be a north/south or east/west geographical divide. It might become one if it becomes an actual shooting war, but for now, it is literally neighbor against neighbor.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (4Mv1T)

98 "Cal Clutterbuck" may be the best name in hockey today.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (jlmwe)

99

I suspect that if we could just spin-off DC into its own little country, we would go a long ways toward alleviating many of our present problems...

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (DWqDw)

100 Which means I have to control it through diet and med injections. HULK SMASH!!!!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (doBIb)

101

Like. A. Screaming. Viking

Join the Viking Movement

http://tinyurl.com/c7kl5ak

Posted by: harleycowboy58 at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (yfeAd)

102 Romeo13 nails it. Even with my family, you can pretty much predict where they stand on politics by noting where they live. My rural and small-town relatives...right-leaning. City-dwellers: squishy moderates to full-blown statists.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (5J54Q)

103 You don't pull the hammer back to make certain the chamber is empty. You swing the cylinder out.
--------------------------

Or break the revolver open

Posted by: Webley .455 at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (aDwsi)

104 If the South ever did secede, I would be moving below the Mason Dixon Line.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2013 04:39 PM (1o6s9)

105 You must not have ever been to Minnesota. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:35 PM (GEICT) -------------------------------------------------------- St Paul is east of the Mississippi River.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at April 30, 2013 04:40 PM (jucos)

106 God bless Lila Rose.

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 04:40 PM (BVkEs)

107 "Cal Clutterbuck" may be the best name in hockey today. Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2013 09:39 PM (jlmwe) My mom always got a kick out of Alexei Zhitnik. May the Maple Leafs lose in a hurry.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:40 PM (RwRRP)

108 Posted by: Helen Thomas at April 30, 2013 09:40 PM (jucos) ---------------------------------------------------- Damn dirty sock

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2013 04:40 PM (jucos)

109 Who pulls the hammer back to check for a round anyway? I notice the story took place in 1982 (pre-Internet) so that checking local news archives would be more difficult. Smells like BS.

Oh, and good evening all. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
------------

That was my first thought. WTF??

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:41 PM (aDwsi)

110 Thanks. Type 1 diabetic. Stupid body actually attacked itself as a kid and destroyed my ability to naturally break down/regulate glucose. Which means I have to control it through diet and med injections. I estimated wrong tonight on my meds. Way wrong. Almost twice as much as I should have taken wrong. So I feel like hell. And I'm sitting here eating Reese's minis. Which would be awesome, except I'm trying to lose a few pounds. Stupid. Fucking. Meatsack. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:38 PM (GEICT) I sympathize, BC. I'm type 2, and even taking meds, I have to watch every stinking thing I eat or I start feeling like crap.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:41 PM (5J54Q)

111 HULK SMASH!!!! Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 09:39 PM (doBIb) Lol. Humorously enough, one of the symptoms of low blood sugar can be (and most def is for me) extreme aggressiveness and irrationality.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:41 PM (GEICT)

112 God damn Tamara Holder.

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 04:41 PM (BVkEs)

113

 You don't pull the hammer back to make certain the chamber is empty. You swing the cylinder out.
--------------------------

Or break the revolver open

 

If you're a liberal, look down the barrel and pull the trigger to rotate the cylinder to see if a chamber is empty.

Posted by: harleycowboy58 at April 30, 2013 04:42 PM (yfeAd)

114 This Siegel guy forgets that he needs us and we don't need him. I'm not just talking about the Left needing us to produce things, to pay the taxes. They need us as bogeymen. They need us for decency, so that they can be indecent. They need something to destroy. We don't need them for anything. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2013 04:42 PM (C8mVl)

115 May the Maple Leafs lose in a hurry. Hope you're not counting on help from Boston. I have a bad feeling.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 30, 2013 04:42 PM (MgGCn)

116 The IRS cashed my check. I will miss that money.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 04:42 PM (piMMO)

117 Humorously enough, one of the symptoms of low blood sugar can be (and most def is for me) extreme aggressiveness and irrationality. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:41 PM (GEICT) Heh. When that happens to me, my son calls those my "Hulk-out" moments.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (5J54Q)

118 The Daily Beast, the last resort of leftist has-beens and faux republicans is part of the Newsweek company that was bought for $1 by Barry Diller

You must really suck when the guy who bought you for a buck says publicly that he got screwed in the deal

Newsweek/Daily Beast Owner: ‘I Wish I Hadn’t Bought Newsweek, It Was a Mistake’

http://tinyurl.com/d747qj3

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (mCvL4)

119 I sympathize, BC. I'm type 2, and even taking meds, I have to watch every stinking thing I eat or I start feeling like crap. Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 09:41 PM (5J54Q) It's a bitch ain't it? I was diagnosed 27 years ago (when I was 5) this summer. I take 4 injections a day. Carb counting for like the last 18 years. Most of the time, I'm pretty much dead on. But occasionally, I fuck up.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (GEICT)

120 hey, jewells I'm doin' OK; how are you?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (JMmQ9)

121

However you decide to divide up the US, just take Alberta with you in the conservative and free area. They deserve so much better than to be saddled to the rest of this Canadian shithole. Let the liberal areas of both countries burn.

 

Hmmm, I'm angry and bitter today.... Good night all.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (AC0lD)

122

The IRS cashed my check.

I will miss that money.

 

Hey, thanks!

Posted by: Hawaiian Golf Course Owners at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (lr3d7)

123 106 "God bless Lila Rose."

Does she get down?

Posted by: a perverted moron at April 30, 2013 04:43 PM (XQzGn)

124 "And Islam also gave Tamarlan and the rest of the family convenient excuses for their failings. And a reason to strike out against the very country that had given him refugee status and his family over $100,000 in welfare benefits."

No, that's not quite it.

The deal with Islamics in western welfare state countries is that they are often specifically encouraged at the mosque to work the rules as aggressively as possible, and claim every penny in benefits they can get.

They are especially told to have lots and lots of little Muslim kids, whose keep will be paid for by the infidels. As in fact Speedbump's wife and kid were pulling AFDC benefits.

Islamics call this gaming of the system _jizya_, after the obligatory tax which is levied on non-Muslims in Muslim countries.

But wait. This isn't a Muslim country!

NOT YET. But the fact that they use that particular phrase should clue you in to the fact that they intend to make it into one over the long haul. That's what the idea of having plenty of kids at the expense of the _kuffar_ via welfare benefits is all about. Demographic warfare. And in Europe, the local imams are scarily specific and direct in calling it just that.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (gqT4g)

125 Best racing driver's name--- Scott Speed

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (aDwsi)

126 Could you kindly shove some my way, Mistress? It's been a hell of a day. Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 09:37 PM (5J54Q)


*shoves some through for you too*


Stupid. Fucking. Meatsack. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:38 PM (GEICT)


Gah, that truly sucks.  

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (Gk3SS)

127 OK, I am screaming with laughter, a school here in WA state for teacher appreciation week, the days were "muffin top Monday" "tempt me Tuesday" and the one that got all the parents up in arms was "white trash Wednesday". This was an elementary school. it is on the KOMO news website if anyone wants to read the article. I am too lazy to link.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (RZ8pf)

128 Humorously enough, one of the symptoms of low blood sugar can be (and most def is for me) extreme aggressiveness and irrationality. Note to self: lots of pink drinks with umbrellas for Cochran at NoVAMoMee

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (MgGCn)

129 Did someone say Vikings?

http://tinyurl.com/d833beb

Posted by: hear they come at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (BmwyI)

130 Margarita DeVille here is something to think on.

So the US splits along the Mason-Dixon line.  And people in the rust belt suddenly realize how truly a hell hole the north is.  So we have mass immigration south.  Will the progressive-socialists erect a wall to keep people in the north?

You betcha they would.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (1zr4/)

131 #61 AnnaPuma:

How you judge the start of a battle is interesting.  Trafalgar did not last long (for example) but the there was the build-up as the fleets scouted for each other across the Atlantic, and that was weeks if not months.  Coral Sea was brief for the direct carrier actions (aircrews were lost, and survivors tired; and aircraft were damaged) were very brief with only a couple of days for that before they had to pull back and rest/repair/re-equip/ and so forth.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (gmoEG)

132 114 "They need us as bogeymen."

It's been awhile, but once you guys secede, we're back in the barrel

Posted by: the Jews at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (XQzGn)

133 You don't pull the hammer back to make certain the chamber is empty. You swing the cylinder out.
Oh, right. Modern ones, anyway.

Yes, like the "service revolver" his trooper buddy was carrying.

Webleys are fun.  As are S&W number 3s.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (x4x3r)

134 It's a bitch ain't it? I was diagnosed 27 years ago (when I was 5) this summer. I take 4 injections a day. Carb counting for like the last 18 years. Most of the time, I'm pretty much dead on. But occasionally, I fuck up. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:43 PM (GEICT) I've been type 2 for eight years. I don't wish it on anyone. It's been ages since I've even had a baked potato...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (5J54Q)

135 47 Any guesses as to how long the Battle of the Coral Sea lasted? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 09:31 PM (aDwsi) Two days, not counting the maneuvering prior to it.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (sdi6R)

136
   Please lay off New York.  Most of the state is conservative in outlook but has less population than the blue urban centers, NYC being the worst.

    We lose the vote battle every time and having a dysfunctional party helps nothing.  There are those of us who are working to change this--starting at a LOCAL level.  Our own long march, as it were.

    I really dislike getting lumped in with the bi-pedal feces currently infesting government.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (SAMxH)

137 May the Maple Leafs lose in a hurry. Hope you're not counting on help from Boston. I have a bad feeling. Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 30, 2013 09:42 PM (MgGCn) Boston can fall apart in the second round (don't tell my mom that). For the sake of the rest of Canada, Toronto needs to go out as soon as possible. The Yankees winning the World Series is a pale imitation of what would happen in Toronto (and with the Toronto-based media) if the Maple Leafs won Lord Stanley's Mug for the first time since 1967.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:46 PM (RwRRP)

138 Thanks, Mistress. Normally, I don't even drink, but it's been that hellacious today.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:46 PM (5J54Q)

139 It's a bitch ain't it? I was diagnosed 27 years ago (when I was 5) this summer. I take 4 injections a day. Carb counting for like the last 18 years. Most of the time, I'm pretty much dead on. But occasionally, I fuck up.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:43 PM (GEICT)


I think many of us have obnoxious "dealing with this treacherous body" stories. For me, it's my neck. I sure as hell didn't design those bones, and I sure as hell didn't misalign them, so that once or twice a week I have headaches that send me to hugging the commode and hoping for quick amputation.


Now the stupid bastards that run the insurance company say I need to do a medial nerve block before I can get my radiofrequency denervation, even though it is clear (after about a dozen years) that the RFD is the only thing that works. So, another couple of months before I can get relief, thank you Obamacare and the horse you rode in on.



/good night for a medical rant, but now I'm done.

Posted by: tcn at April 30, 2013 04:46 PM (VLG62)

140
   Oh, and good evening, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 04:46 PM (SAMxH)

141

Alton.. life is so good I have to sit on my hands to keep from clapping.

/s

Posted by: jewells45 at April 30, 2013 04:47 PM (u25eL)

142 1 Yesterday, I did something that made me feel good. I ordered an unlocked cellphone and some tools and I used Ace's Amazon link. I hope the Head Ewok gets his cut. I would really encourage everybody to use his Amazon link when you order. Its a great way to show support for what Ace does and the commenting environment he has created. I didn't know anything about this Amazon connection. I learned about it from Althouse's blog. Everyday she has a post about what people bought through her Amazon link. Maybe the Cobloggers could randomly post some stuff people bought (it can even be funny "look what this moron bought!"). That would educate the commenters and help us to remember to use his Amazon link. Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 30, 2013 09:16 PM (N8yYb) I don't think I want Ace announcing that I have just bought an Optisex Enormous 9 Inch rubber dong. I think I would just prefer Ace to say thanks to us or yell at us a couple of times a year.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (Zd/NW)

143
I really dislike getting lumped in with the bi-pedal feces currently infesting government.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 09:45 PM (SAMxH)


If it makes you feel better, I'm in Dane County in Wisconsin--yes, that Dane County. Try being a conservative here sometime. One bumper sticker challenging the hive mind and you get your car keyed and people bang on your hood at stoplights.

Posted by: tcn at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (VLG62)

144 Note to self: lots of pink drinks with umbrellas for Cochran at NoVAMoMee Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 30, 2013 09:44 PM (MgGCn) Lol. I used to meet with a dietician/nutritionist. After my freshman year in college, I'm meeting with her and her assistant..."So, you're in college now. Do you drink?" "Uhhhhh....." "Look, I don't care. I'm here to make sure you know how to manage the intake of food/carbs/sugar. You're smart. I'm sure you understand all the pros and cons of drinking at your age. The how much, how often, all that crap. I'm here to help you understand how it affects you as a diabetic. Now, do you drink?" "Yes ma'am." "Ok, let's talk."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (GEICT)

145 137 "The Yankees winning the World Series is a pale imitation of what would happen in Toronto (and with the Toronto-based media) if the Maple Leafs won Lord Stanley's Mug for the first time since 1967."

At least NYC has half a leg to stand on when portrayed as the Center of the Universe. I don't know how the rest of you guys deal with Toronto being portrayed as NYC but better

Although, all of those reporters who do so have probably never been in any part of The Bronx except for a direct limo ride to the $900 seats at the House That Greed Built.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (XQzGn)

146 When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing. Revolvers revolve. Who knew?

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (sdi6R)

147

Pre-Utopia checklist-

 

Universal health care...CHECK

 

No guns...CHECK

 

Strong unions...CHECK

 

A humane minimum wage...CHECK

 

A humane immigration policy...CHECK

 

High revenues from a fair tax structure...CHECK

 

A massive public-works program...CHECK

 

Legal gay marriage...CHECK

 

A ban on carbon emissions...CHECK

 

Electric cars...CHECK

 

Skittles...No

 

Unicorn farts...No

 

 

Hey serious  guys, who forgot the Skittles and Unicorn farts?? 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 04:49 PM (pxDth)

148 Well done Maet!  Nice ONT.  Well as usual, congratulations or commiserations for the top 10.  When I'm dead, I have a box set up to post for me.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at April 30, 2013 04:49 PM (LRFds)

149 How come the wife has been edited out of that diagram?

Posted by: waldo at April 30, 2013 04:49 PM (1hBkG)

150 the one that got all the parents up in arms was "white trash Wednesday"

Lee Siegel must have developed the lesson plan.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:50 PM (vbh31)

151 I've been type 2 for eight years. I don't wish it on anyone. It's been ages since I've even had a baked potato... Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 09:45 PM (5J54Q) Damn. What are you taking? Metformin?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:50 PM (GEICT)

152 148 Well done Maet! Nice ONT. Well as usual, congratulations or commiserations for the top 10. When I'm dead, I have a box set up to post for me. Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at April 30, 2013 09:49 PM (LRFds) RoboSven?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:50 PM (5J54Q)

153 #95: 3d Horseman:

I've read Dick O'Kane's book (can't recall the name).  Also recommedn 'Red Sorpion' by Pete Sasgen on the USS Rasher (his dad's sub).  And there is 'Thunder Below' (IIGTR) by Eugene Fluckey - the USS Barb - the sub that landed a group to mine a railroad on Hokkaido because they were there, saw the RR line and thought 'why not'?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 04:50 PM (gmoEG)

154 I don't think I want Ace announcing that I have just bought an Optisex Enormous 9 Inch rubber dong. Oh, hey, they're our of the double ended ones. Jus' sayin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 30, 2013 04:52 PM (MgGCn)

155 You all know what to say: Liberals told us that if we voted for Romney, we would end up in another Middle Eastern mess. Turns out they were right, for the wrong reason. "Obama Drifts Toward Syrian War" http://tinyurl.com/bm2y84f

Posted by: Grand Admiral Thrawn at April 30, 2013 04:52 PM (JqnAE)

156 Here Rons, a little present from Facebook... http://tinyurl.com/cq6fc7h

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:52 PM (GEICT)

157 Damn. What are you taking? Metformin? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 09:50 PM (GEICT) Metformin and Glyburide. It does the job, but the thing with baked potatoes is, it's dang hard for me to stop at one. So I just don't keep any in the house. I've trained myself to order non-starchy veggies when I eat out.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (5J54Q)

158

An absolute ban on carbon emissions. Now that would be hilarious.

 

Please, won't one state try this? The red states aren't stopping you.

Posted by: El Guapo at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (2iGYB)

159 At least NYC has half a leg to stand on when portrayed as the Center of the Universe. I don't know how the rest of you guys deal with Toronto being portrayed as NYC but better Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 09:48 PM (XQzGn) When the Blue Jays were winning the World Series, I didn't mind. But otherwise, no, I do not want the Raptors and the Blue Jays shoved down my throat. Furthermore, Toronto news is not the national news. One of the best things Mothercorp (aka. the CBC) did was start the Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader. Before then, the country was stuck with the Maple Leafs the vast majority of the time and the Canadiens on the occasion unless you watched them on the French channel. Now there's a late game (10 p.m. eastern start) with Western Conference teams.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (RwRRP)

160 Lindsay Tatertot. Post apocalypse spokes-model for the Moron Horde.
http://tinyurl.com/caje2qc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (1zr4/)

161 hi all
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (BBWjt)

162 130---"Will the progressive-socialists erect a wall to keep people in the north? You betcha they would." Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 09:44 PM (1zr4/) ----------------------- Yes, I agree. They would start by confiscating your goods, by not letting you take money out. If that didn't work, ......

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (C8mVl)

163
   Come to the conclusion that if stupidity actually WERE painful, intensive care would be inundated.


   Apropos of nothing, just an observation.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (SAMxH)

164 I should aspire to make the top 10 list once in my long tenured AOSHQ career.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (52n2x)

165

Of course a couple years ago I had to explain to members of my son's school's PTA why having the teachers wear yellow stars on their clothes might not be the best idea.

 

 

And last year one of the suggestions for the movie theme was "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"

 

 

So, I guess it would be a short slide to having "muffin top mondays" ourselves.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (RZ8pf)

166 161 hi all ugh Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 09:53 PM (BBWjt) The ants are still marching two-by-two, I take it?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (5J54Q)

167 Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 09:35 PM (zzeVM)

Thanks for those links to Primary Weapons last night. Great looking stuff.

I'm out (early day tomorrow), but.....trigger jobs for 10-22s? Drop-in stuff or gunsmith?

I'll catch you tomorrow night.

Cheers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (/WLC3)

168 Here Rons, a little present from Facebook A little rough, but I think I know the one you were trying to link.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (doBIb)

169

I'll never forget his confirmation hearings. I wasn't even remotely into politics at the time, but my husband had it on the telly. I was so outraged.. Biden was such a fucking jerk. Him and many others.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 30, 2013 09:37 PM (u25eL)

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

Me too. I was landscaping at the time and wrote "CONFIRM THOMAS" on the back of my shirt, just because asshole Biden and the rest of the bullshit. It used to through the homeowners for a loop who thought we were just a bunch of worker drones.

Posted by: USS Diversity at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (5wHPS)

170 Captain Whitebread, oh it's more than two by two

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (BBWjt)

171 the USS Barb - the sub that landed a group to mine a railroad on Hokkaido because they were there, saw the RR line and thought 'why not'?

Yeah, I read about that in Tuohy's book about O'Kane. Those guys had brass balls, I tell ya.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (vbh31)

172 'sup, 'rons?

Posted by: Peaches hates everything at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (8lmkt)

173 Chemjeff, could always ask Syria for a can of Sarin....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (1zr4/)

174 Metformin and Glyburide. It does the job, but the thing with baked potatoes is, it's dang hard for me to stop at one. So I just don't keep any in the house. I've trained myself to order non-starchy veggies when I eat out. Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 09:53 PM (5J54Q) Gotcha. Yeah it's tough sometimes. My wife's family, nice people, don't really get it. Even after being together for 12 years. We eat dinner, I take my meds, 45 mins later..."Hey! Let's make sundaes! Want one?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (GEICT)

175 I asked my wife if we could make pancakes. She waffled.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (XvrTA)

176 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 09:54 PM (RZ8pf)

How far we have fallen.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (/WLC3)

177 It's also pretty hilarious when you think about where most of the country's industry has gone. Hint: it's the direction opposite to North. Cars come from Tennessee and South Carolina, helicopters come from Texas, chemicals come from Louisiana, and the biggest steel company in the country is headquartered in a shopping mall in South Carolina. Without the South, the US wouldn't join the industrialized world, it would LEAVE it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (jIHVp)

178

@158
An absolute ban on carbon emissions. Now that would be hilarious.

Please, won't one state try this? The red states aren't stopping you.

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

 

Give it time.  I'm sure it's only a few more years before our state government in Sacramento tries it.

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (DWqDw)

179 Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (XvrTA)

Well...that joke fell flat.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (/WLC3)

180 Peaches, bacon?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (RwRRP)

181 Now that we can get good bagels down here, lets go secede!

Posted by: TejasJudio de la Frontera at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (lD8ju)

182 When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing.
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I have to admit, this guy is the sort of gun owner that seriously worries me.

As an aside..., how many of you have pulled the trigger on a non-firing cartridge? Unsettling ain't it? I usually have the urge to bury the gun for a day or so before dealing with it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 04:57 PM (aDwsi)

183 I approve.

Posted by: Lord Humungus at April 30, 2013 04:57 PM (HiKk0)

184 A little rough, but I think I know the one you were trying to link. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 09:55 PM (doBIb) A little rough? Dude. And I was linking, or attempting to, the one where she's got the rifle across her shoulders.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 04:57 PM (GEICT)

185

>>Best racing driver's name--- Scott Speed

 

**Ahem**

Posted by: Dick Trickle at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (E2rCV)

186

I asked my wife if we could make pancakes. She waffled.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (XvrTA)

 

***

 

Yucch.  That's kind of crepe-y

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (pxDth)

187 Anna Puma, well, let's call that "Plan B"

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (BBWjt)

188 Whither Citizenship? California is poised to allow non-citizens sit on juries, and thus hold judgment over American citizens. The bill, AB1401, has already passed the state Assembly, and of the writing of this post, is in the hands of the state Senate. Both legislative housed have a Democratic supermajority. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=2118

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (Vk2pI)

189 Peaches, bacon?

lurk, you are a goddess . . . thank you from the bottom of my hard little heart  . . . will happily take whatever you've got. 

Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (8lmkt)

190 @  182

    I just keep the thing pointed down range for a moment.  I've had hangfires go off doing that, you're absolutely right, it is unnerving.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (SAMxH)

191

LET'S - GO,

BLACK - HAWKS!

 

Clap(2), Clap(x3)

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (E2rCV)

192

We also had 8 cars burn in the airport parking garage here today. Before the fire was even out, before an arson investigator could get anywhere near it they were saying "total accident, not arson, not terrorism" and then they said that they think it has something to do with a BMW leaking fuel which ran under other cars and ignited. All spontaneous and such.

 

 

I love how arson investigators don't even need to get near crime scenes anymore in order to determine if the fire was arson or an accident.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (RZ8pf)

193 good for you, USS Diversity

I remember during the confirmation process, I was an undergraduate, and right after the vote in the Senate, I was walking to class and I overheard two other students having a conversation, one of them said "but now it goes to the House, right? the confirmation can be stopped in the House, right?"  and I just stopped and said "Nope, he's a justice now."  and I just kept walking.  I'm sure that person was just crestfallen.  heh

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (BBWjt)

194 Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 10:00 PM (8lmkt) *Fires over a package of bacon. It was on sale!*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (RwRRP)

195 Best racing driver's name--- Scott Speed

**Ahem**

Posted by: Dick Trickle at April 30, 2013 09:58 PM (E2rCV)


Oh, crap, I was just about to go Dick Trickle and then I saw your nic.  {doffs hat}

Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (8lmkt)

196 how many of you have pulled the trigger on a non-firing cartridge? Unsettling ain't it? I usually have the urge to bury the gun for a day or so before dealing with it.

I usually leave it pointing down range for a bit to let it decide to shit or get off the pot. Heh.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (vbh31)

197

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 09:58 PM (Vk2pI)

 

First test case will be interesting.... are Illegals my PEERS?  as in, a Jury of?

Posted by: Romeo13... .... at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (lZBBB)

198 Now that we can get good bagels down here, lets go secede! *** Ray's Bagels, in the frozen foods section, are fantastic.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (piMMO)

199 Peaches, chicky parm?

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (BBWjt)

200 186 I asked my wife if we could make pancakes. She waffled. Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (XvrTA) *** Yucch. That's kind of crepe-y Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 09:58 PM (pxDth) That's a falafel lot of puns in just a couple of posts.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (5J54Q)

201 190 @ 182

I just keep the thing pointed down range for a moment. I've had hangfires go off doing that, you're absolutely right, it is unnerving.
Posted by: irongrampa
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Particularly if it is black powder..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (aDwsi)

202  I asked my wife if we could make pancakes. She waffled.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (XvrTA)

 

***

 

I'll bet if you get really blintzed she looks like she is stacked.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (pxDth)

203 159 "Furthermore, Toronto news is not the national news."

I've always felt that Canada and America had a lot in common as far as political dynamics, if not in actual political reality (universal healthcare). Specifically, the rural area were like ours and the west like ours.

Vancouver = LA or Seattle
Calgary and Edmonton = Dallas and another western city not named Denver
Ottawa = DC
Toronto = NYC
Montreal = Boston

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (XQzGn)

204 A solid block of Southern states continues to refuse to expand Medicaid, No, really. This is their ticket to success? Expanding the dependency boondoggle, shifting the cost-shifting into taxes, simply screwing you via your friendly government instead of your friendly insurance company. The deadbeats are not going to cough up, they're just going to get your money as subsidies, and they're going to be just as indolent and unconcerned about cost as they ever were. Expanding Medicaid is their key to success? Really????

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (MMC8r)

205 Oh, crap, I was just about to go Dick Trickle and then I saw your nic. Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 10:01 PM (8lmkt) Really? Just gonna toss that out there for the Horde huh?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (GEICT)

206 >>>California is poised to allow non-citizens sit on juries,

And I suppose the taxpayers will get to pay for the friggin' interpreters. My wife works for a hospital and they have to hire contract interpreters for the non-english speaking patients.

So the taxpayers, or every other insured asshole like ourselves gets to not only pay for the treatment, but for the $600 an hour explanation to the alien who gets the teratment.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:03 PM (4Mv1T)

207 Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 10:00 PM

I think we're on the same page. GMTA.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at April 30, 2013 05:03 PM (vbh31)

208 Calgary and Edmonton = Dallas and another western city not named Denver Oklahoma City there ya go.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:03 PM (5J54Q)

209 Vancouver = LA or Seattle
Calgary and Edmonton = Dallas and another western city not named Denver
Ottawa = DC
Toronto = NYC
Montreal = Boston

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 10:02 PM (XQzGn)


so which one is Detroit?  the basket case that everyone makes jokes about


and which one is Chicago?  the corrupt hellhole

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:04 PM (BBWjt)

210 152 Captain Whitebread,

Not exactly, heh!

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at April 30, 2013 05:04 PM (LRFds)

211 Well, aren't you nice? We know where you live. We know where you sleep.

Posted by: Ants hate chemjeff at April 30, 2013 05:04 PM (C8mVl)

212 178 "Give it time. I'm sure it's only a few more years before our state government in Sacramento tries it."

Sometimes I think this is all a grand plan to make Jerry Brown look like a reasonable, pragmatic moderate.

Dude, you banged Linda Ronstadt in your prime, no need to go to these lengths to look like someone worthy of praise.

Of course, I looked at the Democratic primary of 1992 equally: Jerry Brown boned one 10, and his major opponent equalized by boning ten 1s down in Arkansas . . .

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:04 PM (XQzGn)

213

I was just about to go Dick Trickle

 

***

 

Two words:    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (pxDth)

214 Calgary and Edmonton = Dallas and another western city not named Denver Calgary = Houston (where all the oil company HQs are located). Edmonton = find a capital city with the major university in a right-leaning state.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (RwRRP)

215 185

The greatest athlete name in any sport:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Dickshot

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (XQzGn)

216 214

So Edmonton is Austin, TX then.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (XQzGn)

217 Edmonton = find a capital city with the major university in a right-leaning state.

Lincoln, Nebraska?

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (BBWjt)

218 The fun part of secession would be turning the north into our wage slaves in less than a decade.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (Fa3Hi)

219 Funny that all the liberal hipster douchebags like Siegel's favorite cars are all built in the south. I guess we could let them have some, but we will need to put a tariff on them. Also, we can keep ACC, Big 12, and SEC football/basketball, and they can keep the NCAA. And NBA.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (Zd/NW)

220 TR-- Thanks for the props on Anthony Foxx. I've emailed Hagan and Burr, insisting that they grill the guy about how the loan was to be repaid, and why it wasn't. I expect no reply from them..., perhaps Burr..., but probably not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (aDwsi)

221

I'm sure that person was just crestfallen. heh

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 10:01 PM (BBWjt)

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

Ha ha ruining a libtard day is worth getting up for.

Posted by: USS Diversity at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (5wHPS)

222 so what is the deal with the early-bird special overnight threads? do I get free pudding with this? is the food pre-chewed or is there a tableside chewing service if I left my teeth in a jar?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (Z9EHQ)

223 Posted by: Ants hate chemjeff at April 30, 2013 10:04 PM (C8mVl)

I make poison
Your days are numbered

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:07 PM (BBWjt)

224 El Guapo - there is a guy who calls into a sports talk show in this neck of the woods at times who calls himself El Guapo. One of the shows hosts is referee to as "lefty". Might that be you? Need to head for bed but will hang out for a couple minutes for reply.

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2013 05:07 PM (xDlyw)

225 That's a falafel lot of puns in just a couple of posts.
Don't be such a PITA.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (mGBy8)

226 so what is the deal with the early-bird special overnight threads?

it's a promotional deal to get you to sign up for AoSHQ Platinum

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (BBWjt)

227 ashley judd ‏@AshleyJudd 22h If you're gonna exercise, might as well run sprints in an orchard! What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (piMMO)

228

there are more people in Britain today working for in Indian restaurants
than in the coal, steel, and railroad industries combined

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but in previous lives I bet many of them did work in industry. So it all evens out karma-wise.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (sYTYw)

229 so what is the deal with the early-bird special overnight threads?

do I get free pudding with this? is the food pre-chewed or is there a tableside chewing service if I left my teeth in a jar?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 10:06 PM (Z9EHQ)

 

*****

 

Get off my lawn   salad bar.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (pxDth)

230 ex Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez won the GOP primary tonight to replace John Kerry in MA.

He will go up against Ed Markey in a June 25th election.

Please consider sending him some money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7UrlrpEhI

http://www.gomezforma.com/

Posted by: Jose at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (zc/sw)

231 The greatest athlete name in any sport: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Dickshot Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 10:05 PM (XQzGn) More great names in baseball: Leddell "Cannonball" Titcomb Urban Shocker Johnny Gooch

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:09 PM (GEICT)

232 Dick Trickle? Does he dribble before he shoots?

Posted by: jason chasin' collins at April 30, 2013 05:09 PM (mGBy8)

233 Shall I start   straight    in on teh  Stoopid about  this   Siegel   idiot, or should I warm up a bit first?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 05:09 PM (+z4pE)

234 so what is the deal with the early-bird special overnight threads? it's a promotional deal to get you to sign up for AoSHQ Platinum Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April Platinum? LOL! If Ace ever quits accepting my half off coupons I am out of here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:09 PM (Z9EHQ)

235 I make poison Your days are numbered Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 10:07 PM (BBWjt) Right Wing Homegrown Domestic TERRORIST!!!!11!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:10 PM (GEICT)

236 If you're gonna exercise, might as well run sprints in an orchard! What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
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The Great Southeast Music Hall...., and I am not mentioning her name...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 05:10 PM (aDwsi)

237 Gabriel Gomez?

Does he play shortstop for the BoSox?

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at April 30, 2013 05:10 PM (p8RjH)

238 And on carrier battles - what the US learned was how fast a carrier airgroup would be inoperable - just two-three days, tops - so they had a very large pipeline of replacement airgroups behind the fleet carriers.  The escort carriers would not only be doing escort on the fleet train, there would be escort carriers that would fly off replacement airgroups to the fleet carriers.

You bring up the train and resupply ammunition, food, and fuel, and bring up replacement aircraft and aircrew.  That is how the tempo is kept up until the other guy breaks - attrition - and then some.  For all of their professionalism, the Japanese could not keep up with that tempo, and it broke them fast.*

*Three and a half years from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay is pretty darn fast.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (gmoEG)

239 Did  the  POTUS  mention  me  today?  No?  I  might  as  well  have  OJ  tracking  down  my  killer.

Posted by: Christopher Stevens at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (ypzqs)

240 so which one is Detroit? the basket case that everyone makes jokes about and which one is Chicago? the corrupt hellhole Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 10:04 PM (BBWjt) Montreal's got a big corruption scandal going on right now, which has led to all sorts of resignations and at least one suicide. You can look up the Charbonneau inquiry for the details.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (RwRRP)

241 227 "ashley judd ‏@AshleyJudd 22h What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised?"

The psychological support dog park

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (XQzGn)

242 So with that secession idea, where will the liberals get their oil from?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 05:12 PM (sYTYw)

243 Posted by: Jose at April 30, 2013 10:08 PM (zc/sw) How long have you been here?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 05:12 PM (RwRRP)

244 Hey serious guys, who forgot the Skittles and Unicorn farts?? Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 09:49 PM (pxDth) BRB, getting skittles... and some 'tussin.

Posted by: Trayvon Martin at April 30, 2013 05:13 PM (Vk2pI)

245 What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised?

I used to enjoy running to Asilomar, Pebble Beach, and Lover's Point when I was in Monterey, CA. 

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2013 05:13 PM (mjR67)

246 So with that secession idea, where will the liberals get their oil from? Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013
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They will not need oil..., because CO2

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 05:13 PM (aDwsi)

247 They will not need oil..., because CO2 Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM (aDwsi) I can't wait to see how the heat their homes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (GEICT)

248 225 That's a falafel lot of puns in just a couple of posts. Don't be such a PITA. Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 10:08 PM (mGBy And here I thought I was on a roll...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (5J54Q)

249 They will not need oil..., because CO2 Buildings heated by global warming.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (JgpDI)

250

More great names in baseball:

Leddell "Cannonball" Titcomb
Urban Shocker
Johnny Gooch

---

and Rusty Kuntz

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (sYTYw)

251 >>>TR-- Thanks for the props on Anthony Foxx.

Sounded like you were really on to something, and I just call 'em like I see 'em.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:15 PM (4Mv1T)

252 You cut off his head. You cut off his legs. You cut off his arms. How could you, Mrs Dick?!

Canada's greatest criminal name.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Dick

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 05:16 PM (mGBy8)

253 Hey Tobacco, you ever shop at Fuquay Gun and Gold?

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:16 PM (doBIb)

254 245 What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised?  

I used to enjoy running to Asilomar, Pebble Beach, and Lover's Point when I was in Monterey, CA.  
 

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM (mjR67)

 

 

Stairway to Heaven.... Oahu Hawaii.... a race to the top  with 5 other guys.... and then MASSIVE amounts of beer at Chinamans Hat... (came in third...)

Posted by: Romeo13... .... at April 30, 2013 05:16 PM (lZBBB)

255

 How is that yo-yo planning to charge his electric car?

 

*****

 

He'll probably use his daddy's credit card.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:17 PM (pxDth)

256 At some point the country will split up. The left and right cannot live with each other any more.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 05:17 PM (HDgX3)

257 Hey Sean, should we update Squad Leader for the GD Lima OH plant for an after the secession scenario?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:17 PM (1zr4/)

258 (I)247 They will not need oil..., because CO2 Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM (aDwsi) I can't wait to see how they heat their homes.(/I) The gym is pretty warm when you get enough bodies crammed in there all together. Plus, the sooner the elderly freeze, the better for the welfare rolls.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2013 05:17 PM (Fa3Hi)

259 And here I thought I was on a roll...
That's not very bunny.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 05:17 PM (mGBy8)

260 Canada's greatest criminal name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Dick Her twin Ophelia was smart enough to not get caught.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 05:18 PM (JgpDI)

261 Aaand I again advertise that I can't remember the commenting syntax around here. sigh.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2013 05:18 PM (Fa3Hi)

262 so, I have bored y'all with grief from hiring a friend. One more thing. I gave him a getting back in the groove project a month ago. he only started it two weeks ago. I asked him late last week for his estimated completion date and he said by today. Now this morning he says it will take another month and by the way can he have an intern so it takes less time since in his opinion it is most important to "finish right away", not so important that he learns the basics of his new industry. fml

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:18 PM (Z9EHQ)

263 >>>I can't wait to see how the heat their homes.

They will collect their small animal's dried droppings to fuel their meager fires, on which they will cook their small animals, and their children.

This is the shit I say when I run out of scotch.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:18 PM (4Mv1T)

264 You know what? Let's go ahead and divide up the country. They get the Northeast and the West Coast. We'll take flyover country.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2013 09:24 PM (lr3d7)

-- If you can figure out how to do it I am so there!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2013 05:18 PM (R8hU8)

265

You cut off his head. You cut off his legs. You cut off his arms. How could you, Mrs Dick?!

*****

 

Because he was inarticulate?

 

 

 

 

(wait for it...)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:19 PM (pxDth)

266 265 You cut off his head. You cut off his legs. You cut off his arms. How could you, Mrs Dick?!
*****

Because he was inarticulate?




(wait for it...)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 10:19 PM (pxDth)

 

*****

 

Sorry, that comment was a little dis-jointed.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:19 PM (pxDth)

267 Holbert was cocking the hammer in a crowded vehicle? That's some world class dumbfuckery right off the bat.

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 05:19 PM (MMC8r)

268 Just trying to be humerus.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:19 PM (pxDth)

269 "The driver, who worked with the county sheriff's department, offered me his service revolver to examine."


Uh, okay.  Just handed it over, fully loaded?  Fine specimen of that county's finest, clearly.

Posted by: tdpwells at April 30, 2013 05:20 PM (01otU)

270 242 So with that secession idea, where will the liberals get their oil from? The Wife brought me some cognac tonight. That and some tea.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:20 PM (doBIb)

271 Her husband was ex-army?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:20 PM (pxDth)

272 'Trailer  Park  Boys'  is  Canada's  best  contribution  to  the  Arts.

Posted by: Anita Dick at April 30, 2013 05:20 PM (ypzqs)

273

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 10:11 PM (gmoEG)

 

Same as we did in Europe... with Bomber groups...

 

Just keep throwing bombers with fighter escort at a diminshing amount of defending fighters... they broke, but not until we had lost a lot of aircraft...

Posted by: Romeo13... .... at April 30, 2013 05:20 PM (lZBBB)

274 Dammit.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (doBIb)

275 The Wife brought me some cognac tonight. That and some tea. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 10:20 PM (doBIb) Well? Don't hold out on us.....what was she wearing when she brought it to you?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (GEICT)

276 hey, how serious is the military about the whole no adultery thing these days, the Marines in particular?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

277 Dis-jointed or dis-articulated?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (1zr4/)

278 Meant to reply to you, TR, about the scotch.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (doBIb)

279 ""...Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states. (We could retain "America": they could call themselves "Smith & Wesson" or "Coca-Cola" or something like that.) Universal health care. No guns. Strong unions. A humane minimum wage. A humane immigration policy. High revenues from a fair tax structure. A massive public-works program. Legal gay marriage. A ban on carbon emissions. Electric cars. Stronger workplace protections. Extended family leave from work in case of pregnancy or illness. Longer unemployment benefits. In short, a society on a par with most of the rest of the industrialized world-a place whose politics have finally caught up with its social and economic realities.""



Right...asshole progressives, enslaving and destroying the world one country at a time. It never occurs to these fucking enema nozzles that we became great by NOT being like the rest of the fucking planet.

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 05:21 PM (FMbng)

280 Every state should have a vote that asks a simple yes/no, do you want to secede?

Then the states that vote yes get together and start from scratch with a new constitution.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 05:22 PM (HDgX3)

281 "I don't think I want Ace announcing that I have just bought an Optisex Enormous 9 Inch rubber dong."

What do you think of that? Working out okay?

I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 05:22 PM (gqT4g)

282 Anybody watch The Following? That show is all about what not to do when someone is trying to kill you. The bad guys also have the walking dead power of sneaking up behind you with out ever being heard or seen until it is too late.

Posted by: waldo at April 30, 2013 05:22 PM (1hBkG)

283 Well? Don't hold out on us.....what was she wearing when she brought it to you? Ummm, some yoga pants and a tshirt.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:22 PM (doBIb)

284 Sheesh. You just had to pick a chemist's house, didn't you?

Posted by: Ants hate Fuehrer Ant at April 30, 2013 05:23 PM (C8mVl)

285 How long have you been here?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at April 30, 2013 10:12 PM (RwRRP)

not sure what you mean, I've been coming to AoS since before 2008

why?

Posted by: Jose at April 30, 2013 05:23 PM (zc/sw)

286 EC- Interesting you should ask. My son's principal is a range buddy, and talks about that place frequently. Then I was in Dick's today buying a basketball for said son, which BTW they had Independence 5.56 for $10 a box of 20. Too bad I wanted only .22LR and .45, of which they had none.

The clerk at Dicks mentioned Fuquay G&G selling .22 by the box of 50, and wouldn't sell a brick. Hell, even Dicks said they were selling boxes of 50 .22LR for $10.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:23 PM (4Mv1T)

287 Ummm, some yoga pants and a tshirt. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 10:22 PM (doBIb) When someone asks you if you're a god what your wife is wearing, you say yes lie!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:24 PM (GEICT)

288 Dick's I thought we were boycotting them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:24 PM (Z9EHQ)

289

272 'Trailer Park Boys' is Canada's best contribution to the Arts.

---

Them's fightin words

Posted by: Neil Peart at April 30, 2013 05:25 PM (sYTYw)

290 The clerk at Dicks mentioned Fuquay GG selling .22 by the box of 50, and wouldn't sell a brick. Hell, even Dicks said they were selling boxes of 50 .22LR for $10.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 10:23 PM (4Mv1T)


__________


Didn't Dick's say they'd stop selling guns after Sandy Hook? But they still sell ammo. That makes a lot of sense.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 05:25 PM (HDgX3)

291 'Trailer Park Boys' is Canada's best contribution to the Arts. --- Them's fightin words Posted by: Neil Peart at April you mean that is not real?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:25 PM (Z9EHQ)

292 Hell, even Dicks said they were selling boxes of 50 .22LR for $10. That was that Federal Match .22LR going for $20 for a box of fifty. Stupid. I bought my one box of PMC 5.56 and left. They do have good deals on other stuff though.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:26 PM (doBIb)

293 God Bless Yoga Pants

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 05:26 PM (dGodl)

294 slavery thing aside maybe we would have been better off if the south had invaded and conquered north.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:26 PM (Z9EHQ)

295 Them's fightin words Yeah!!

Posted by: Terrence & Phillip at April 30, 2013 05:27 PM (JgpDI)

296 Seigel mentions the grocery list of awesome in his perfect Blue America and not a single item on it explains why anyone would have their business there.

Posted by: Synova at April 30, 2013 05:27 PM (7/PU+)

297 #99

DC is already its own universe. Several universes, really.

What? Oh, I thought you were talking about comic books, not the truly absurd.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 05:27 PM (kcfmt)

298 hey, how serious is the military about the whole no adultery thing these days, the Marines in particular?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 10:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

 

*****

 

After several years of infantry, most of us move on to adultery, unless you want to count adolescence.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:27 PM (pxDth)

299 well the annoying couple I was on (photo) safari in Africa with insisted on going for an unplanned hike one afternoon, in an area not designated as particularly safe for walking around. So our hike required a whole bunch of Masai warriors with spears and a couple guys with guns so that we wouldn't become snack food for the predators. I think that was a pretty unusual way to exercise, with a heavily armed escort. Amazing what a fuckton of money on a private safari will get you though.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (RZ8pf)

300 291 'Trailer Park Boys' is Canada's best contribution to the Arts. You don't say. Set phasers to atomize.

Posted by: Captain James Tiberius Kirk at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (5J54Q)

301 Stop being so needy, Seamus.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (mGBy8)

302 Don't know the Stairway Romeo but in a cross country relay race my leg was the last 2 1/2 miles up the ocean side of Kole Kole Pass and the first 2 1/2 miles down the Schofield side. Kicked. My. Backside. Favorite exercise over there was body surfing the North Shore. Pipeline, Backdoor, Wiamea Bay. Bedtime. Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (r60DJ)

303 Clarence Thomas: The Only (AoSHQ) Moron Supreme Court Justice. And in case there's any ambiguity about this comment: that's a GOOD thing. Scalia has his moments, but I get the feeling that Thomas is One Of Us, in his heart of hearts.

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (7vimm)

304 227 ashley judd ‏@AshleyJudd 22h
If you're gonna exercise, might as well run sprints in an orchard! What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 10:08 PM

Meghan McCain ‏@MeghanMcCain 29 Apr

I fucking hate feeling vulnerable.

Meghan McCain ‏@MeghanMcCain 7h

Raising McCain starts filming in less than 3 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!! OH SHIT!!!!!!


Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 05:28 PM (mCvL4)

305 When someone asks you if you're a god what your wife is wearing, you say yes lie! LOL! Ok....uh lets try this again.... She's...uh...wearing nothing but jewelry.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (doBIb)

306 After several years of infantry, most of us move on to adultery, unless you want to count adolescence. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (Z9EHQ)

307 ref the closing picture.... You big silly! That's NATURAL radiation!

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (vHxiM)

308 >>>Dick's I thought we were boycotting them?

I was there buying a basketball fer cryin' out loud. The rest of you principled Morons can boycott. If someone's selling scarce commodities (i.e boolets) at the right price, I'm buying. I don't give a shit if they're Nazis.

And I don't go in for boycotts. Too much like union bullshit.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (4Mv1T)

309
   If you're in NY, I advise you to buy ammo and weapons before next year, when you will be required to give name and address before any ammo purchase.  The seller will run a background check BEFORE you get ammo, and if NICS is busy, you get to wait  until the check is made.

    Rumor has it that there is more legislation in the pipeline, but I can't verify this, my sources are silent.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (SAMxH)

310 277 Dis-jointed or dis-articulated?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 10:21 PM (1zr4/)

 

***

 

Heh- the old "ball and chain"  detached the old "ball and socket". 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (pxDth)

311 Is  this  the  Internets?

Posted by: Red Green at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (ypzqs)

312 I watch the Following because it is a train wreck that I just can't look away from. I have never seen a more incompetent bunch of law enforcement on any television show.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (RZ8pf)

313 Off, Starfleet sock.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:29 PM (5J54Q)

314

@247 They will not need oil..., because CO2
Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM (aDwsi)



I can't wait to see how the heat their homes.

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

All the hot air that appears every time they open their mouths to pontificate.

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 05:30 PM (DWqDw)

315 Didn't Dick's say they'd stop selling guns after Sandy Hook? But they still sell ammo. That makes a lot of sense. They said they would stop selling AR's.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:30 PM (doBIb)

316 y'all have a super-sparkly evening, my loves . . . I'm gonna go try not to claw my eyes out or flay my skin off . . . yes, today was THAT good. 

Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 05:31 PM (8lmkt)

317 301 Stop being so needy, Seamus.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 10:28 PM (mGBy

 

*****

 

Hmmm.   At first I read that as "stop being so nerdy".   But then I thought, he wouldn't have called me....

 

...oh never mind.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:31 PM (pxDth)

318 I can't wait to see how the heat their homes. Step 1: Clone Chrissy Matthews a couple hundred times. Step 2: Collect superheated air from each clone's mouth Step 3: ???? Step 4: ProfitEquality!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:31 PM (5J54Q)

319 46 I'd be all for succession if we could ship all the Dems up North beforehand. Every last fucking one of them. Problems sol-ved. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 30, 2013 09:31 PM (PkYpQ) Tammy al-Thor, what would you do with conservatives that live in MA etc? Ship us south? I'll go for it. I would have to ask my dentist, and friend, who told me the best state to live in is either NC or SC. I would have to find a job though. I doubt it would happen.

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 05:31 PM (z4WKX)

320 I was there buying a basketball fer cryin' out loud. The rest of you principled Morons can boycott. If someone's selling scarce commodities (i.e boolets) at the right price, I'm buying. I don't give a shit if they're Nazis. And I don't go in for boycotts. Too much like union bullshit. Posted by: Tobacco Road yeah, yeah, yeah, I am not in for boycotts either but there has to be some penalty for doing what they did. It is silly to keep giving money to people that hate you or are diametrically opposed to you and your beliefs. may as well give welfare to terrorists.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:32 PM (Z9EHQ)

321 It's actually easy to picture what an America divided along Lee Siegel's lines would look like

At night, it would look like the satellite photo of the Korean peninsula

By day, South would look like West Berlin, the North like East Berlin

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 05:32 PM (mCvL4)

322

Go ahead and secede Southerners, the Country is split down the middle. Don`t believe he is too well versed in geography, or math and statistics. Typical  libthink, after the Secession split down the middle there would be no immigration excepting via a massive fucking boatlift.

Posted by: gdukes63@aol.com at April 30, 2013 05:32 PM (uOxBm)

323 It's actually easy to picture what an America divided along Lee Siegel's lines would look like At night, it would look like the satellite photo of the Korean peninsula By day, South would look like West Berlin, the North like East Berlin Posted by: kbdabear at April you would have a blue area that was a cold version of mexico.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2013 05:33 PM (Z9EHQ)

324 303 Clarence Thomas: The Only (AoSHQ) Moron Supreme Court Justice. And in case there's any ambiguity about this comment: that's a GOOD thing. Scalia has his moments, but I get the feeling that Thomas is One Of Us, in his heart of hearts. Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 10:28 PM (7vimm) I dunno man. Scalia is pretty damn good. I used to love reading his opinions in law school. Some seriously biting wit and smackdowns.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:33 PM (GEICT)

325 Evening all! I'm in the Mom Doghouse tonight. After one twin hit a fence, tried to turn left on red and then reversed out of the intersection without looking (and we won't discuss his parallel parking), I postponed his driving test for his license another 2 months.

Posted by: Ragamuffin at April 30, 2013 05:33 PM (fzFF6)

326 Saw a few posts re:Vegas. Any tips on booking hotels/flights/deals?

Posted by: alex at April 30, 2013 05:33 PM (q7WBr)

327 Holbert's gun failure

A little late to the thread, as always.

Things that shouldn't have happened:

1. Sheriff's  dept. guy letting Holbert handle his revolver.
1a. Handing Holbert a loaded revolver.
2. Holbert pulling back the hammer to make sure the chamber was empty.  I think the approved way to safety check a DA or DA/SA revolver would be to rotate the cylinder out. He did the equivalent of racking slide on a semi-auto, with the mag in.
3. Holbert: "When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing"  Using a gun with out knowing how it works is a clear fail. Not sure how he let the hammer fall, he doesn't say.
4. Holbert: "When I pulled the hammer back a second time it fired a live round."  No it didn't. He fired the gun.
5. Pointing a gun at something, (the back of the driver's seat), you don't want to shoot is fail in the extreme.
6. Lastly if you have no interest in guns, or knowledge, or experience with them, don't play with them.

Hopefully the guy did a stretch for involuntary manslaughter, or whatever it's called. I've never owned, fired or handled a gun, but even I wouldn't have done any of the crap this idiot did, especially in a Vega with 2 other people.

Posted by: jbarntt at April 30, 2013 05:34 PM (UNFot)

328 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 09:33 PM (INYkK) FenelonSpoke, are you from MA by any chance? I am. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 05:34 PM (z4WKX)

329 Rubio on Greta right now.

Says he's trying to fix a problem. But we don't have to do it.  Its for the good of the country.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 30, 2013 05:34 PM (UOjzE)

330

I was there buying a basketball fer cryin' out loud.

 

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

Something you can actually afford to shoot nowadays.

Posted by: USS Diversity at April 30, 2013 05:34 PM (5wHPS)

331 I'm in the Mom Doghouse tonight. After one twin hit a fence, tried to turn left on red and then reversed out of the intersection without looking (and we won't discuss his parallel parking), I postponed his driving test for his license another 2 months. LOL! Tell him to play more Grand Theft Auto.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:34 PM (doBIb)

332 Sup morons, just got back from Colorado, just before the second wave of snowstorms hit.  That fucking global warming man, gonna get us all killed.

Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver.  It was awesome.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 05:36 PM (+AV7H)

333 Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver. It was awesome. Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 10:36 PM (+AV7H) Gather round Morons! It's story time!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:37 PM (GEICT)

334

It snowed all day up here.

Fucking awesome.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 05:37 PM (dGodl)

335 Are  we talking   Vegas or Vegas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 05:37 PM (+z4pE)

336 "I shifted my grip to pull the hammer back, to make certain the chamber was empty, and turned the gun toward the driver's seat. When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing. When I pulled the hammer back a second time it fired a live round." What a pile of horseshit!

Posted by: gp at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (mk9aG)

337 326 Saw a few posts re:Vegas. Any tips on booking hotels/flights/deals? Posted by: alex® at April 30, 2013 10:33 PM (q7WBr) Only real tip I have is food related: Most restaurants will split plates for a minimal charge ($8-10). Given that most entrees run twice or more that and are enough food for a small village, splitting is a great move. Saved us a bundle!

Posted by: Ragamuffin at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (fzFF6)

338 "A ban on carbon emissions."

Yeah... that'll work. Maybe Siegel will volunteer to stop breathing and stop his own nasty CO2 emissions.


Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit SOB at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (erlzv)

339 Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver. It was awesome.
Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise

Oh, do tell, darlin' . . . you might have just pulled my day out of the crapper.  xoxo

Posted by: Peaches hates everything except bacons at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (8lmkt)

340 Saw a few posts re:Vegas. Any tips on booking hotels/flights/deals Southwest has good deals on flights. Stay away from the "shuttle" service at McCarran. Get a real taxi that won't fuck around with you. Stay on the Strip. Bring lots of money.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (doBIb)

341 Didn't see jack shit this Winter when it comes to snow here in Maryland-land.


Posted by: Serious Cat at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (UOjzE)

342 I kicked a hippie in Denver. Sounds like the first verse of the perfect country and western song.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (5J54Q)

343 Yay! We got Maet back! And George Jones and pancakes too!

Posted by: L, elle at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (0PiQ4)

344

Hopefully the guy did a stretch for involuntary manslaughter, or whatever it's called. I've never owned, fired or handled a gun, but even I wouldn't have done any of the crap this idiot did, especially in a Vega with 2 other people.

---

it's not clear from the text if the car is moving, but that'd be another layer of stupid if it were.


 

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (sYTYw)

345 Posted by: gp at April 30, 2013 10:38 PM (mk9aG)

And the off-duty cop did what the whole time, sat there watching?  Saw no prob with the guy pulling back the hammer the first time, let him do it a second without comment?  I know there's dumb cops out there but c'mon.........

Posted by: tdpwells at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (01otU)

346 I kicked a hippie in Denver once just to see him cry.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 05:39 PM (mGBy8)

347 341 Didn't see jack shit this Winter when it comes to snow here in Maryland-land. Posted by: Serious Cat at April 30, 2013 10:39 PM (UOjzE) I'm a Florida kid who had never even seen snow. My first winter in MD, it dumped snow. Winter 03/04.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:40 PM (GEICT)

348 ""It's actually easy to picture what an America divided along Lee Siegel's lines would look like""


Sure it is. Everything THEY infest would look like detroit.

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 05:40 PM (FMbng)

349 333 Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver. It was awesome.
Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 10:36 PM (+AV7H)

 

 




Gather round Morons! It's story time!    

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 10:37 PM (GEICT)

 

Stompy Boots??? /pant pant...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2013 05:40 PM (lZBBB)

350 I'm in MA, too, and I hate it more and more with each passing day. The patriots who died for freedom at Lexington and Bunker Hill wouldn't recognize the place -- and wouldn't be welcome here, either.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 05:40 PM (jIHVp)

351

Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver. It was awesome.

---

did you bring enough hippies for us all to kick???

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 05:41 PM (sYTYw)

352 Time for the old folk.  Tomorrow is day 3 of jury duty. Think perhaps we will be in deliberation in the afternoon.


      Goodnite, good people.    Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2013 05:41 PM (SAMxH)

353 324 "Scalia is pretty damn good. I used to love reading his opinions in law school. Some seriously biting wit and smackdowns."

Scalia's a boss, no doubt, but he's gotten overtly political at times and let that enter into his opinions and arguments, whereas Thomas has always maintained his interpretation of the Constitution as the central feature of his jurisprudence.

Plus, Gonzales v. Raich, bro.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:41 PM (XQzGn)

354 Y-5- I hear what you are saying, and not intending to bash. Boycotts get my dander up. I'm a small business man in a hyper-competitive business for 25 years. ...and I make mistakes, as did many larger businesses when faced with how to respond to the tragedy at Newtown.

I got bashed a few months back for buying something from Cheaperthandirt for the same reasons.

I am the truest of capitalists in this regard. If someone fucks me, they lose my business, if they screw EVERYONE else, and still treat me well, that's all the more for me.

Harsh, but how it works in my little corner of the universe.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:42 PM (4Mv1T)

355 and wouldn't be welcome here, either. Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 10:40 PM (jIHVp) No shit on that

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 05:42 PM (zzeVM)

356 My friend was killed by a man who misunderstood guns
He needed an interpreter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2013 05:42 PM (ajFZf)

357 Oh, plus I kicked a hippie in Denver. It was awesome *holds both arms straight up* The kick is good!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:42 PM (doBIb)

358 So...I guess its safe to say Rubio should plop his ass in an inner tube and paddle his silly ass back to cuba?

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 05:43 PM (FMbng)

359 The Mason-Dixon  Line exists for a reason.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 05:43 PM (+z4pE)

360 Fucking idiot was all up in my space while I'm waiting to get my chipotle, so I goose stepped his balls.  I think he was too wasted to even feel it then, but he still kinda keeled over like he was going to sleep.

I got my burrito bowl and got the hell outta there fast, wasn't waiting around to see what the rest of the crowd was going to do.

I think I'm getting more violent these days.  I blame society.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 05:43 PM (+AV7H)

361
I've always thought Amanda Knox was guilty of something.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:44 PM (NLH1M)

362 Good evening, fellow morons.

Once again, I would like to promote a book I recently wrote, My Teachers are Zombies! available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKJ70AW

It's at a fourth-grade reading level and appropriate for all ages.  It's a "kid's book" but it won't insult their intelligence.  In fact, I incorporated a few facts into the book.  I also used some foreshadowing and lamp shading because it is a bit of a silly story. 

I invite you all to purchase it and review, or ask me about it.  Also there's a free sample available.

Posted by: Tom In Korea at April 30, 2013 05:44 PM (oJkTX)

363 325 --- Heh. Great fun teaching them to drive! Great fun! Truth be told, I only taught one of our kids, the daughter that cried every time she messed up. Mr. DeVille couldn't handle that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2013 05:44 PM (C8mVl)

364 #212

I'll see your Linda Rondstadt and raise you Elizabeth Gracen.

Posted by: Billy Jeff Clinton at April 30, 2013 05:44 PM (kcfmt)

365 Plus, Gonzales v. Raich, bro. Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 10:41 PM (XQzGn) Eh, one opinion out of tons. And his good ones were so damn fun to read.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:44 PM (GEICT)

366 This idiot needs to take a look at a U.S. counties election map before he starts talking secession.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at April 30, 2013 05:45 PM (oBhEo)

367 but he still kinda keeled over like he was going to sleep. Aww.... Goodnight hippie! Goodnight moon!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 05:45 PM (doBIb)

368

Fucking idiot was all up in my space while I'm waiting to get my chipotle, so I goose stepped his balls. I think he was too wasted to even feel it then, but he still kinda keeled over like he was going to sleep.

I got my burrito bowl and got the hell outta there fast, wasn't waiting around to see what the rest of the crowd was going to do.

I think I'm getting more violent these days. I blame society.

 

*sniff* That was beautiful, man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (+z4pE)

369 In order to have a firearms accident you need to break more than one of the 4 safety rules, just saying

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (zzeVM)

370


>>I've always thought Amanda Knox was guilty of something.

 

The case against her is growing

...in my pants.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (dGodl)

371 Sandra Fluke and other depraved humans, take heed: "Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'" http://tinyurl.com/bmddxjh

Posted by: Grand Admiral Thrawn at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (JqnAE)

372 And all the "Obama Voters" (you know who we're talking about here) that are bringing down the Southern Red States would quickly flee into the Blue States, making the entire region one big blob of locusts with no host.

Posted by: Jeepers at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (XDRsa)

373
speaking of Boston Strong Wrong...

Ed Markey will beat off the Obama-supporting Republican, Gabriel Gomez.

er, ...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:46 PM (DlaLh)

374 Funniest comment I saw about secession was a libtard who claimed that if Texas seceded they would be broke within a year. Newsflash! The US is already broke +50 trillion in the red. And once they are told that the next comeback is, well Texas would owe its share of that. Um, thats not how secession works, but you can try to demand it, for a good laugh.

Posted by: Up With People! at April 30, 2013 05:47 PM (FmFB3)

375 365 "And his good ones were so damn fun to read."

We're discussing the judicial equivalent of Lou Gehrig and Stan Musial - even if one has a slight preference over the other, they're still two of the greatest of all time and we can enjoy so much from the careers both.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 05:47 PM (XQzGn)

376

It was the second week in August, a Friday the 13th, in fact, in 1982.

 

"...I was at summer daycamp with my bestest kindergarten buddy Tommy.  I was chewing my Pop Tart aimlessley, as small children are wont to do.  It must have been a subconscious gun fetish, because the next thing I knew, the Pop Tart was shaped like an AK-72 semi-assault full automatic machine pistol.  Tommy laughed and pointed his index finger at me, with his thumb straight up.  'Ka-pow' he giggled.  I instinctively raised my Pop Tart, and without realizing it racked the cylinder and a shell ejected from the clip into the magazine and before I knew it, the Pop Tart gun fired itself.  When I opened my eyes, my imaginary friend Biff lay in an imaginary pool of imaginary blood.  Looking up at me with his imaginary blue eyes he moaned, 'Why, oh why did you have to believe that Pop Tarts were a crucial part of manhood'.   My life has been a hell on earth ever since that fateful day."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:47 PM (pxDth)

377 Howdy, howdy!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2013 05:48 PM (tyF2+)

378 Hey Cthulhu!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:48 PM (1zr4/)

379 I think I'm getting more violent these days. I blame society. Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 10:43 PM (+AV7H) That's bullshit. You're a white suburban punk like me.

Posted by: Otto at April 30, 2013 05:48 PM (HiKk0)

380 We're discussing the judicial equivalent of Lou Gehrig and Stan Musial - even if one has a slight preference over the other, they're still two of the greatest of all time and we can enjoy so much from the careers both. Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 10:47 PM (XQzGn) Agreed.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:48 PM (GEICT)

381
She's a good looking chick. But, serious you guys, I don't think she's a 'good kid' as they say.

Oh wait, maybe I'm confusing her with that Louise Woodward witch.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:48 PM (vanqS)

382 "On the left paradise is somehow always just one more purge away. Siegel semi-jokingly advocates for secession but I don't doubt he'd be down just as much with disenfranchisement and internment camps if he actually had the power." Somehow, I don't think he'd be down for secession, either. Secession by the conservative states means that Spiegel and his type don't get to control those citizens and their types. And Spiegel certainly wouldn't abide that. He might deny it, but he and all other leftists are lying to themselves and lying to us. Without control of others, they have nothing. Therefore their tyranny shall never sleep. It can only be PUT to sleep.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at April 30, 2013 05:49 PM (gU6OW)

383 >>>I'm back my babies. Let me quell your pain. Nice WKRP / Johnny Fever quote.

Posted by: Gromulin at April 30, 2013 05:49 PM (3cB5+)

384
Knox was a party girl, living it up abroad.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:49 PM (LPRBM)

385 370

>>I've always thought Amanda Knox was guilty of something.

The case against her is growing
...in my pants.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 10:46 PM (dGodl)


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That is teh funneh.

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 05:49 PM (BVkEs)

386 MA primary for the senate seat vacated by Lurch Kerry, less than 700,000 people voted. I cant' believe this. The city I live in had 400 or so voters vote in the republican primary. I didn't count how many voted in dem primary. Gomez is winner for republicans and Ed Markey is winner for dems. I answered a poll last week from Red Mass Group, asking on a scale of one to five which one I liked best (he gets a one) and all down the line to five. I was torn between 4 and 5 and couldn't decide who was worse, Gomez or Markey. They are the primary winners.

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 05:50 PM (z4WKX)

387

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 10:47 PM (pxDth)

 

Baby CheChe weeped when she read that, Seamus.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 05:50 PM (dGodl)

388 I wanna know what the hell was rubio thinking , is he that fucking stupid. Has he not been paying attention the last 4 years? Was he thinking he can pick up votes on both sides of the issue? What a fucking epic failure..... I would really like to know. I hope he writes a book when his steaming pile of a career is finally over.

Posted by: ET at April 30, 2013 05:51 PM (YpjaN)

389 383 >>>I'm back my babies. Let me quell your pain.

Nice WKRP / Johnny Fever quote.

Posted by: Gromulin at April 30, 2013 10:49 PM (3cB5+)


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So, that's where Dennis Miller got it from?

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 05:51 PM (BVkEs)

390 I was in Denver today too, wiggling my 8` wide trailer in those narrow lanes at those nodriving hippies in 5`wide cars trying to kick one. I missed, scared hell out of a few though and got the you`re #1 finger and figured that was a win.

Posted by: gdukes63@aol.com at April 30, 2013 05:51 PM (uOxBm)

391 *sniff* That was beautiful, man.
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LOL.  Seriously though, stay away from Denver.  Ever since the hemp shit you have mass crowds getting stoned and then immediately packing all the food joints to eat.  Gee I wonder why.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 05:51 PM (+AV7H)

392 Oh my goodness... Lee Siegel's article was filled with so much stupidity that I think the cognitive part of my brain aborted itself to escape from having to process all of his shit.

Posted by: Josef at April 30, 2013 05:52 PM (Kd2Tr)

393 Dammit Horde. I've got a buddy, good friend, been friends a pretty good while, and a few months back he tried out BodyByVi. It's some weight loss, personal empowerment, Tony Robbins shit. He's lost 80 lbs. Looks great, healthy, all that. I'm really proud of him and happy for him. But he's been sucked in. He's a rep for them now and THAT'S ALL HE FUCKING TALKS ABOUT. Driving me nuts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:52 PM (GEICT)

394 So if we napalm Denver the rest of the state will get stoned?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:52 PM (1zr4/)

395
Isn't it amazing, Carol?

Only in MA does this happen -- voters have a choice between shitbum #1 and liar #2.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:52 PM (LPRBM)

396 one fourth to one third of all energy goes thru texas/alabama/Louisiana.  The north would be fucked so badly.  The south could dictate any prices.   hahahhahahha

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 30, 2013 05:52 PM (UTq/I)

397 I was in Denver today too, wiggling my 8` widetrailer in those narrow lanes at those nodrivinghippies in 5`wide cars trying to kick one. I missed, scared hell out of a few though and got the you`re #1 finger and figured that was a win.
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You know, I've been noticing the adverse change in driving habits on I-25 over the past few years I've been frequenting Colorado, and it never occurred to me that some of it is due to the damned hippies.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 05:54 PM (+AV7H)

398 Chi-Town Jerry.  That's nothing.  Just think of the all the pipelines and power grid connections that could be turned off that go to Northern states.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:54 PM (1zr4/)

399 How exactly did he plan to see if the chamber was empty by pulling back the hammer?

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (bR2AR)

400 So if we napalm Denver the rest of the state will get stoned?
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And parts of Wyoming. 

Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (+AV7H)

401 398 Chi-Town Jerry. That's nothing. Just think of the all the pipelines and power grid connections that could be turned off that go to Northern states. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 10:54 PM (1zr4/) And the food. America's Breadbasket would go with the South, I believe.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (GEICT)

402 >>> mass crowds getting stoned and then immediately packing all the food joints to eat.

Us boozers have similar "issues".  16yo son decides to buy "Fried Pork Rinds" last night. Eats a few, decides he hates them, and crams the bag in kitchen trash. 2 hours later, I finish 37th scotch on the ONT, and see said "Fried Pork Rinds" crammed in trash.

30 minutes later? Damn those were good.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (4Mv1T)

403 Clarence Thomas: The Only (AoSHQ) Moron Supreme Court Justice. And in case there's any ambiguity about this comment: that's a GOOD thing. Scalia has his moments, but I get the feeling that Thomas is One Of Us, in his heart of hearts. posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 10:28 PM I dunno man. Scalia is pretty damn good. I used to love reading his opinions in law school. Some seriously biting wit and smackdowns. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 10:33 PM Scalia comments, Thomas lurks. They both have Platinum Memberships™. Just sayin'...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (JMmQ9)

404 He's a rep for them now and THAT'S ALL HE FUCKING TALKS ABOUT. Driving me nuts. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 10:52 PM (GEICT) Multi-Level-Marketing, fucking worse that the dudes who make Panda Leather mortorcycle seats....... [sarc]

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 05:55 PM (zzeVM)

405 396 one fourth to one third of all energy goes thru texas/alabama/Louisiana. The north would be fucked so badly. The south could dictate any prices. hahahhahahha Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 30, 2013 10:52 PM (UTq/I) Imagine if the Southern states started charging transit taxes to pay for an environmental clean up fund ... Insane taxes.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 05:56 PM (bR2AR)

406
anyone whatching this Diane Sawyer-Amanada Knox informercial

Color me: Unmoved

I just do not like this person. There's something about Amanda...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:57 PM (LPRBM)

407 "Fried Pork Rinds" crammed in trash.

30 minutes later? Damn those were good.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 10:55 PM (4Mv1T)

 

*****

 

Tobacco Road you are a man after my own heart! 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:57 PM (pxDth)

408
anyone watching this Diane Sawyer-Amanada Knox informercial

Color me: Unmoved

I just do not like this person. There's something about Amanda...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 05:57 PM (8dspl)

409 How exactly did he plan to see if the chamber was empty by pulling back the hammer? Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 10:55 PM (bR2AR) well, if he was looking from the muzzle end he would have seen a bit of daylight.......

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (zzeVM)

410 It would be wild.. The south would rule and the north would get what they want.. energy restriction! lol!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (UTq/I)

411 ... followed by a flash of light.  Then nothing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (1zr4/)

412 All right kids.  I'm out.  That hockey isn't gonna watch itself after all.  

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (pxDth)

413 I just do not like this person. There's something about Amanda... Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 10:57 PM (8dspl) Which clearly makes her guilty of something, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (GEICT)

414 .Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states.

America would look A LOT more racist and hate crimey if the south were taken out of the national figures.

According to the FBI latest hate crimes data, all those "enlightened" liberal northern states are hate crime'n at a 2X-3X greater rate than the southern states.

This jaggoff is stuck in a time warp to 60 years ago.  The south largely got over that shit and has moved on, the north never did.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 05:58 PM (Km0x9)

415 "I just do not like this person. There's something about Amanda." Too many clothes, and now my stomach is growling for pancakes.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 05:59 PM (bR2AR)

416 412 All right kids. I'm out. That hockey isn't gonna watch itselfafter all. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 10:58 PM (pxDth) Wild/Blackhawks in OT. Fucking great game.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 05:59 PM (GEICT)

417 Are you trolling, Soothsayer?

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 30, 2013 05:59 PM (D/fQ0)

418 Jean.  St. Speedbump approves of your hunger for pancakes. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (1zr4/)

419

Oh my goodness... Lee Siegel's article was filled with so much stupidity that I think the cognitive part of my brain aborted itself to escape from having to process all of his shit.

 

I don't think even a  strict   diet of biscuits and gravy,  grits,   cornpone, black-eyed peas and   hog jowls   washed down with Jack Daniel's    could cure him of his stoopid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (+z4pE)

420 "16yo son decides to buy 'Fried Pork Rinds' last night. Eats a few, decides he hates them, and crams the bag in kitchen trash."

We have a rule in this household.

Younger family members must clean plates of what they take. Younger family members must eat every bite of their impulse purchases, no matter how weird or ill-considered. The only out is if the food is demonstrably unfit for consumption.

After a few iterations, this has remarkable results.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (gqT4g)

421 "well, if he was looking from the muzzle end he would have seen a bit of daylight....... ". That would have saved us from having to read that weepy article.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (bR2AR)

422 if I'm going to adhere to the self-imposed "no refills after 11:00 PM" edict, I'd better get my ass movin' BRB

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (JMmQ9)

423 Gun Control Rule #1: Never, ever, ever point a gun (loaded or not, it doesn't matter) at someone or something you do not intend to kill. Fucking idiot Bruce Holbert is a fucking idiot. And guilty of manslaughter, or negligent homicide at best. He is, literally, criminally stupid.

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (7vimm)

424 Wild/Blackhawks in OT. Fucking great game.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 10:59 PM (GEICT)

 

***

 

Yeah, that kid in net for the Wild is stonewalling the 'Hawks.  Gonna go watch the end.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2013 06:00 PM (pxDth)

425 Royals Win! Royals Win! Off to bed! Off to bed!

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 06:01 PM (7vimm)

426 Only in MA does this happen -- voters have a choice between shitbum #1 and liar #2. Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 10:52 PM (LPRBM) and when they get pissed off enough then need to move to Virginia NOT FUCKING IDAHO. I've got 25 get into Idaho Free cards that I'm saving for morons and ettes' not fucko's from MA or PA jackwagon mudda fukkas

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:01 PM (zzeVM)

427 Late to the party, but: Liberals think they have states. They don't, for the most part; they have cities. An honest to God fragmentation along political lines would leave blue population centers surrounded by red territories that don't have to sell them food.

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:01 PM (skII7)

428 Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be a Pancake!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 06:02 PM (DBH1h)

429
on the news just now about Republican Gomez's primary win: "Gomez is already painting himself as someone who will reach across the aisle."

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:03 PM (KeJAW)

430 410 It would be wild.. The south would rule and the north would get what they want.. energy restriction! lol!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 30, 2013 10:58 PM (UTq/I)

Yeah, I liked how he stated that the north would have a ban on carbon emissions (not a reduced level, not carbon trading, but a ban) and electric vehicles. Where does he think electricity comes from? The south would thrive just by selling energy to the north, if this guy has anything to say about it.

Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 06:03 PM (s8XaI)

431 >>>The only out is if the food is demonstrably unfit for consumption.

As luck would have it my wife is a serious health nut. Always has been, and for once it worked in my favor. Son thought said Pork Rinds were simply awful, and wife encouraged him to dispose of them.

To the winners go the spoils, and I won.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:04 PM (4Mv1T)

432 on the news just now about Republican Gomez's primary win: "Gomez is already painting himself as someone who will reach across the aisle."Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 11:03 PM (KeJAW)
I don't think he will have to worry about reaching across to anyone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2013 06:05 PM (ajFZf)

433
Ed Markey tonight on his primary win: This election will not be easy. Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers see this election as the first step to stop Obama's agenda and retake the Senate.




Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:05 PM (FC8Yl)

434 Gun Control Rule #1: Never, ever, ever point a gun (loaded or not, it doesn't matter) at someone or something you do not intend to kill. Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2013 11:00 PM (7vimm) not to be a jackass, but Rule #1 is always treat the gun like it it loaded Rule #2 is Never point it at something you don't want to fuck up like, your friend your feet your car stereo your dog your dick your butt cheak your trucks radiator ........

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:05 PM (zzeVM)

435 Northerners are fantastically ignorant about the rest of the US. Everything they know about the South comes from movies made by people who live in California. And everything the Californians know about the South comes from TV shows they watched in the 1970s, made by people in California. Northerners still think the South is poor. They think Southerners are racist. They think the Klan is powerful and widespread. They really believe this bullshit, and they vote for stupid motherfuckers like Obama because of it. If there was any hope of the South actually seceding I'd be speeding down I-95 ten minutes after hearing the news. But sadly, there isn't. We're stuck in a country controlled by a corrupt, kleptocratic party and a completely partisan media establishment. The liberals are looting and wrecking every institution of society they can get a grip on, and turning every aspect of human existence into a political issue to be exploited in order to increase their power and ability to loot and wreck. Fuck them. I WANT the South to secede. Maybe some remnant of America can survive that way.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 06:05 PM (jIHVp)

436 431 >>>The only out is if the food is demonstrably unfit for consumption.

As luck would have it my wife is a serious health nut. Always has been, and for once it worked in my favor. Son thought said Pork Rinds were simply awful, and wife encouraged him to dispose of them.

To the winners go the spoils, and I won.
Posted by: Tobacco Road
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I prefer locally made..., they have more bristles in them. Cold beer, pork rinds, how good does it get?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 06:05 PM (aDwsi)

437 428 Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be a Pancake! So you shall Rachel, so you shall.

Posted by: Mommy Corrie at April 30, 2013 06:06 PM (HiKk0)

438 Yeah, Mr Seccession is a seriously stupid individual. Alright, zero carbons? What powers....everything? What heats your homes? What powers hospitals? What charges your electric car? Electric semi trucks to haul your food? Enjoy bread at $20 a loaf.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 06:06 PM (GEICT)

439 Pork rinds are basically deep fat fried fat. Comes close to "unfit for consumption".

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:06 PM (skII7)

440 Rule #2 is Never point it at something you don't want to fuck up like,
your friend
your feet
your car stereo
your dog
your dick
your butt cheak
your trucks radiator
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The jury is still out on the computer...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 06:07 PM (aDwsi)

441 Pork rinds are basically deep fat fried fat. Comes close to "unfit for consumption". Posted by: Secundus
---------------------------------

Hater

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 06:08 PM (aDwsi)

442 My  favorite  flavor  is  Barry.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 30, 2013 06:08 PM (ypzqs)

443 " Saw a few posts re:Vegas. Any tips on booking hotels/flights/deals"

Yes. Here's your number one travel tip:

Stay the fuck away from Vegas and don't spend a single polished penny there until Nevada quits re-electing Dingy Harry Reid. And by "Nevada", I mean "Vegas". Absent the votes of Clark County, the disgusting Reid would be retired by now.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 06:08 PM (gqT4g)

444 393 Dammit Horde. He's a rep for them now and THAT'S ALL HE FUCKING TALKS ABOUT. Driving me nuts. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 10:52 PM (GEICT) Send him my way BC could stand to lose a few.

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:09 PM (HVff2)

445 Seems like the "vet found in Vietnam 44 years later" story fell apart today. Debunked.

Posted by: navybrat at April 30, 2013 06:09 PM (2ZO++)

446 Northerners are fantastically ignorant about the rest of the US. Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 11:05 PM (jIHVp) Can you modify that to North Easterners..... I'm kinda north but not as dumb as those people in NYC or Boston.....

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:10 PM (zzeVM)

447 I grew up in Chicago. Moved to Louisiana in 2008, and I don't see myself ever moving back North of Phaseline Yankee. I like it here.

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:10 PM (skII7)

448 Send him my way BC could stand to lose a few. Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 11:09 PM (HVff2) If you're serious, send me an email. My email is my nic @gmail.com

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 06:11 PM (GEICT)

449 >>>Pork rinds are basically deep fat fried fat. Comes close to "unfit for consumption".

Not basically. They ARE deep fried pork fat. When you consume distilled spirits in the volume I do, they can break down plutonium. I am basically a living, breathing human cockroach. I can eat anything and survive.

For now, anyway.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:11 PM (4Mv1T)

450 Shit, I live in the Denver metro and all the Cali idiots that now have Colorado plates are showing `em how to drive stupider.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 06:11 PM (uOxBm)

451 I think that made up gun accident story is bunk.  Nobody could be that dumb.  Plus he can't even write about it accurately.  I call BS.

Posted by: mama winger, maybe today at April 30, 2013 06:12 PM (P6QsQ)

452 Stay the fuck away from Vegas and don't spend a single polished penny there until Nevada quits re-electing Dingy Harry Reid. And by "Nevada", I mean "Vegas". Absent the votes of Clark County, the disgusting Reid would be retired by now.
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What about my legal brothels?  Can I still have my legal brothels?


Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 06:12 PM (+AV7H)

453 Grand Central Station is a post office. Grand Central TERMINAL is a railroad station.

Posted by: Otto Zilch at April 30, 2013 06:13 PM (eEa5w)

454 Is there a dating service where Speedbump and St. Pancake can meet up? They shouldn't have any problems getting in at a ritzy restaurant, as the two of them take up so little space.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:13 PM (kcfmt)

455 >>>Pork rinds are basically deep fat fried fat. Comes close to "unfit for consumption". hello? you a bacon hater also?

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:13 PM (zzeVM)

456

Fuck them. I WANT the South to secede. Maybe some remnant of America can survive that way.

 

Back before PJ Media banned me,  they had a review of   Memphis Blue. The reviewer was codswalloped that there was so much civility in the dialogue,  no hint of racism or condescension. Everybody    treated each other as equals.

 

I   replied that the South has been like that for  quite a while and this was pretty much SOP for us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 06:14 PM (+z4pE)

457 I've got 25 get into Idaho Free cards that I'm saving for morons and ettes' not fucko's from MA or PA jackwagon mudda fukkas Posted by: Jake in ID at How's the fishing in ID Jake? Wis is on right path with Walker but ya never know our people are dumb enough to reelect Barry and elect Tammy Baldwin

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:14 PM (HVff2)

458 438 Yeah, Mr Seccession is a seriously stupid individual.


Alright, zero carbons? What powers....everything? What heats your homes? What powers hospitals? What charges your electric car? Electric semi trucks to haul your food? Enjoy bread at $20 a loaf.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 11:06 PM (GEICT) 


I'd love to see those electric semis have to stop every 100 miles to recharge. Also, the ironic thing is that it's actually more energy efficient to cool your home than to heat it. I guarantee that the average Southerner has a smaller "carbon footprint" than the average Northerner.

Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 06:14 PM (s8XaI)

459 The quote was about the dollars done in restaurants, compared to those other industries, right, and not the number of bodies busing tables. Still, it would be interesting to see where restaurant employment, AND dollars rank, right  here, in our not-yet-totalitarian country, compared to coal, steel and shipbuilding.  We need a new red line probably.

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 06:15 PM (DBH1h)

460 Sorry, Mike Hammer, but pork rinds and swamp bugs, AKA crawfish, are the two things I just can't get into down here.

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:15 PM (skII7)

461 Question for any fitness buffs/bodybuilders in the Horde: I've joined a local gym; I want to be healthy, because for most of my adult life, I haven't been. I want to put a workout routine together, but not sure where to start. I have some heart issues (angioplasty and a couple of stents), so I don't want to do anything that'll outright kill me. Any ideas, or can you point me to where I can do some research?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 06:16 PM (5J54Q)

462 Mullaney Yup. Hot air rises. So you're heating your space from the top, benefitting no one, down to the bottom where everyone is. When you cool, it's from the floor up. Muuuuch easier.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 06:16 PM (GEICT)

463 439 Pork rinds are basically deep fat fried fat. Comes close to "unfit for consumption".

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 11:06 PM (skII7)

 

So is chickin skin.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 06:17 PM (uOxBm)

464 I'd love to see those electric semis have to stop every 100 miles to recharge.Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 11:14 PM (s8XaI)
They would ban semis and move all freight by rail. They love trains.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2013 06:17 PM (ajFZf)

465 Does your gym have any personal trainers? Most good gyms have at least 1 has been wanna be doctor on their staff. Did you consult your doc?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:18 PM (HVff2)

466 Alright, zero carbons? What powers....everything? What heats your
homes? What powers hospitals? What charges your electric car? Electric
semi trucks to haul your food? Enjoy bread at $20 a loaf.
----------

I can't wait to see the solar powered airliners. "Cloud! Cloud!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 06:18 PM (aDwsi)

467

Tom in Korea:  Today, I bought your book for my 4th grade granddaughter.  She loves to read, so I'm sure she will enjoy it.

Posted by: Savannah Granny at April 30, 2013 06:18 PM (zWnke)

468 Secundus, crawfish are glorious. Rip em open and suck out the guts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 06:18 PM (GEICT)

469 Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 11:03 PM (KeJAW) Soothsayer, That's exactly what we need, another RINO from MA. Do you post or read Red Mass Group? Last week I answered the poll with a 1 for Sullivan, 2 for Winslow, 3 for Lynch, and couldn't decide who was worse, the one we know is a liar before he's elected or the one that is a liar and is a representative. I gave Gomez 4 and Markey a 5 as the one I like least. If one were to come to my home form the Mystic River Bridge, the easiest way is to take Beacon Street Exit and go straight for three red lights or stop signs, then take a left to Everett Ave and go straight, but not up to the hospital hill, take a turn before going up the hill. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 06:18 PM (z4WKX)

470 >>>Any ideas, or can you point me to where I can do some research?

All I can tell you is exercise ain't for the old. I decided to spend a little time with some mild weight training in the basement. Used to lift a lot in my twenties.

Two months of pushups, flies, and curls sent me to the friggin physical therapist to straighten out my shoulder

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:19 PM (4Mv1T)

471 California is poised to allow non-citizens sit on juries, and thus hold judgment over American citizens. Can't this be challenged on the grounds that you are not getting a jury of your peers?

Posted by: toby928 One comment, Vasili, one comment only please at April 30, 2013 06:19 PM (QupBk)

472 464 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail. They love trains. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2013 11:17 PM (ajFZf) We have trains running here almost 24/7 with fraction sand, the greens aren't too happy about that

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:20 PM (HVff2)

473 Evening all. Shitbags vs. Shitbags about to go down in Beirut. Finally some good news.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:20 PM (Wl/Ht)

474 I enjoyed pork rinds a few times as a kid, although the choice was also enhanced by the likelihood it would freakout somebody present.

A while back I was house sitting for a friend and noted they had a package of microwave pork rinds. It was the same packaging as microwave popcorn but in this case create puffed pork fat.

Really awful.Put me in mind of the Mike Myers joke about most Scottish food being based on a dare.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:20 PM (kcfmt)

475 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail. They love trains. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2013 11:17 PM (ajFZf) Bhahahahahahahahahahahalhahahahhahahaha!!!!!!! With what?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 06:20 PM (GEICT)

476 Consult a professional trainer, Captain. And your doctor, if you haven't already.

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (skII7)

477 How's the fishing in ID Jake? Wis is on right path with Walker but ya never know our people are dumb enough to reelect Barry and elect Tammy Baldwin Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 11:14 PM (HVff2) Fishing and Boating is a much diffrent experiance than the Upper Mid West. There are virtually no lakes in Southern Idaho, almost all reservoirs North Idaho has almost all lakes and no reservoirs. Lots of stream fishing, fly fishing is popular. Ice fishing is a wee bit diffrent here

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (zzeVM)

478 462 Mullaney


Yup. Hot air rises. So you're heating your space from the top, benefitting no one, down to the bottom where everyone is. When you cool, it's from the floor up. Muuuuch easier.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 30, 2013 11:16 PM (GEICT)

 
True, but not just that. Air conditioning is just more efficient than heat. We could all save energy by moving South. Although, as an Ohioan, I won't reveal that secret to the rest of us Northerners.

Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (s8XaI)

479
Cap'n, there's a saying: You can't out-train bad nutrition.

Nutrition is 80% of losing fat.
Training is mostly for gaining muscle.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (Fely/)

480 I had microwave pork rinds earlier this week for the first time ever. What an adventure!

Posted by: mugiwara at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (hpYnL)

481 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail.
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Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (aDwsi)

482 They didn't do the dummy who killed his friend any favors by not trying and convicting him of manslaughter (or whatever was appropriate.) Sure, "accident" but negligent and stupid and whatever else and had he *paid* for it, he'd likely have needed fewer therapists.

Posted by: Synova at April 30, 2013 06:21 PM (7/PU+)

483 Perhaps you drink too much.

Posted by: LiverWorst at April 30, 2013 06:22 PM (Iyufk)

484 427 Late to the party, but: Liberals think they have states. They don't, for the most part; they have cities. An honest to God fragmentation along political lines would leave blue population centers surrounded by red territories that don't have to sell them food. Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 11:01 PM (skII7) You silly goose, the red territories don't sell them food, Whole Foods and Starbucks do!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 30, 2013 06:22 PM (Zd/NW)

485 A search on 'heart patient workout' produced this:
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/safe-exercise-patients

You can probably find a lot more, and your cardiologist probably has a book he'd recommend.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:22 PM (kcfmt)

486 Did you consult your doc? Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 11:18 PM (HVff2) Doc only said "don't overdo it". Thank you, Mr. Specific. No personal trainer, but I'm doing some more reading before starting anything.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 06:23 PM (5J54Q)

487 Can't this be challenged on the grounds that you are not getting a jury of your peers?

Thought about this earlier. Wouldn't that actually be a jury of peers?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:23 PM (4Mv1T)

488 Several things about Holbert's story are fishy:

Double action revolvers commonly used by the police in 1982 have a cylinder release on the left side.  You pull it back if Smith and Wesson or push it forward for a Colt.  Rugers have a rocker and you rock the cylinder release back to open the cylinder.  Second, looking at the cylinder from the side, you can see the cartridge heads--by 1982 very few revolvers still had the recessed heads.  Even if you pulled the hammer back, the firing pin hole is much too small to see whether a cartridge is present without a very strong flashlight.  Others which use transfer bar safeties--at the time would be Colt Pythons and Rugers Six series totally block any visibility of the cylinder. 

It is possible that it was a single action of some sort without the transfer safety bar--Colt S/A or old style Ruger S/A.  I am not a specialist on these but usually it requires putting the revolver on half cock, opening the loading gate, and rotating the cylinder. This would tell you whether cartridges are present.  However, you would never let the hammer fall from half cock (it is a primitive safety of a sort) and then cock the hammer again.  This will always cause the next cylinder (loaded or not) to come up unless the revolver is defective (if on half cock, one can spin the cylinder manually so that you may load new cartridges and get rid of spent ones). 

Old style single actions are designed to be carried on an empty chamber so a six shooter really carries five loaded and one unloaded.  Ruger redesigned their single action in the 1970's and added a transfer bar safety so that six rounds may be carried safely.    

So, Holbrook's actions were with a careless disregard of human life and were not justified whether the revolver was single action or double.

Posted by: wg at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (Q4PYs)

489 Northerners are fantastically ignorant about the rest of the US. Everything they know about the South comes from movies made by people who live in California. And everything the Californians know about the South comes from TV shows they watched in the 1970s, made by people in California.

Northerners still think the South is poor. They think Southerners are racist. They think the Klan is powerful and widespread. They really believe this bullshit, and they vote for stupid motherfuckers like Obama because of it.


Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 11:05 PM (jIHVp)




Only the northern leftist dickbags think that way.

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (FMbng)

490 Crawfish is more a social event than a meal, anyway. I just eat the potatoes, corn and sausage that's cooked with the bugs.

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (skII7)

491 "Stay the fuck away from Vegas and don't spend a single polished penny there until Nevada quits re-electing Dingy Harry Reid."

Oh, and this is the most important part:

TELL THEM WHY. Politely but firmly. Write them a letter.

Silent boycotts don't really get the point across so much as vocal ones do.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (gqT4g)

492
CarolT, we won't have to worry about having another Squish in the Senate, heh. Markey will crush Gomez and then die in that Senate seat.

btw, that KFC on the corner of Rte 16? That's my home away from home.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (LVtr+)

493

Captain Whitebread. Just start by walking to the end of the street and back. Or walk up a couple of flights of stairs. It took you a long time to get so sick, so there is no reason to expect that it won't take you some time to stop being afraid of killing yourself. The good news is that the human body, generally, is very happy to be working and moving. It is the mind where the voices are, those pangs of fear and doubt, so just go slow and gain confidence.

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 06:24 PM (DBH1h)

494 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail. -------------------- Powered by...., electricity? Produced..., how? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 11:21 PM (aDwsi) ----------------------------------------------------- Never happen. All Freight that moves by rail still gets delivered by truck.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2013 06:25 PM (jucos)

495 Tom in Korea: Today, I bought your book for my 4th grade granddaughter. She loves to read, so I'm sure she will enjoy it.

Posted by: Savannah Granny at April 30, 2013 11:18 PM (zWnke)

That's really encouraging to hear, thank you for doing that. ^.^

If she ever wants to give some feedback when she finishes it, I'll be glad to hear it.  I'm hoping to write some more and keep improving.

Posted by: Tom In Korea at April 30, 2013 06:25 PM (oJkTX)

496 >>>Perhaps you drink too much. Posted by: LiverWorst

Have you any idea where you are?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:25 PM (4Mv1T)

497 @ Jake "Ice fishing is a wee bit diffrent here " How different is different? Where I'm at we have lakes and flowages (reservoirs) and rivers/streams of different size. I hunt but fishing is my passion

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:26 PM (HVff2)

498 Northerners still think the South is poor. They think Southerners are racist. They think the Klan is powerful and widespread. They really believe this bullshit, and they vote for stupid motherfuckers like Obama because of it. The places where the Klan still has some presence is in upper midwestern states like Illinois and Indiana. I've lived in South Carolina my whole life and I've never (knowingly) encountered a Klan member. I'm sure there are some, but it's hardly an out-in-the-open affair. If there was any hope of the South actually seceding I'd be speeding down I-95 ten minutes after hearing the news. After the 2004 election, there was at least one story on a Democrat blog encouraging secession. If only we had listened to them back then.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 06:26 PM (CcIvJ)

499
oh and RedMass Group: I've visited the site a handful of times, that's all.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:26 PM (vanqS)

500 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail.
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Powered by...., electricity? Produced..., how?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 11:21 PM (aDwsi)



From the plug socket in your wall, duh.

Posted by: Sooper Smart City Lib at April 30, 2013 06:27 PM (hpYnL)

501 Stay the fuck away from Vegas and don't spend a single polished penny there until Nevada quits re-electing Dingy Harry Reid. And by "Nevada", I mean "Vegas". Absent the votes of Clark County, the disgusting Reid would be retired by now. ********************** What about my legal brothels? Can I still have my legal brothels? Posted by: Christina Hendricks' Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at April 30, 2013 11:12 PM (+AV7H) The legal brothels are in the rural counties. Pahrump is the closest significant town to Vegas that is outside Clark County... and they indeed to have legal hookers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 06:27 PM (Vk2pI)

502 I have a bag of pork rinds that i'm too pussy to try. Never had one. (i guess i can eat fried pig skins with a semi-Atkins diet.)

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:28 PM (Wl/Ht)

503 Only the northern leftist dickbags think that way.

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 11:24 PM (FMbng)

 

We know that. But your outnumbered.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 06:29 PM (uOxBm)

504 Will there be pancakes, like those pictured above, in Utopia? Where is the signup sheet for Utopia...

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 06:29 PM (DBH1h)

505 481 They would ban semis and move all freight by rail.
--------------------
Powered by...., electricity? Produced..., how?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 11:21 PM (aDwsi)

 

Seriously, I really wonder where leftists think electricity comes from. I don't want to assume that they're that stupid, but they really seem to think it springs forth from nowhere. A tiny proportion of energy in the US is produced by wind and solar.

Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 06:30 PM (s8XaI)

506 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 11:14 PM (+z4pE) BackwardsBoy- May I ask why you were banned?

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 06:30 PM (z4WKX)

507 Shhhhh..... Don't blow it. Keep letting them think what a wonderful idea it is to get rid of all of us icky conservatives. Make them think its all their idea from the beginning and how they'll be so much better off without us around to obstruct all their wonderfulness and brilliance.

Posted by: LindaFell at April 30, 2013 06:30 PM (PGO8C)

508 Capt Whitebread walking is a good start or an exercise bike that has aerobic arms/handles like a Schwinn air Have bad knees so I'm trying to stay get in shape myself

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (HVff2)

509 California is poised to allow non-citizens sit on juries, and thus hold judgment over American citizens. Can't this be challenged on the grounds that you are not getting a jury of your peers? Posted by: toby928© One comment, Vasili, one comment only please at April 30, 2013 11:19 PM (QupBk) No more than a non-citizen put on trial can make the same claim. The "Jury of your peers" comes into play from England, where commoners were judged by juries of commoners, and the nobility was judged directly by the House of Lords (which was true until the 1940's IIRC).

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (Vk2pI)

510 Electric drive systems on freight and passenger rail is already common. Been around longer than most of us here. But any of those used for long haul runs also have mammoth diesel plants to drive the generators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3InSFvtKg

Electric but very much driven by fossil fuel, and a great beast.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (kcfmt)

511
I personally think people over-do it on the cardio. Or they under-do it.

If you do cardio, remember: the idea is to elevate your heart rate, not 'sweat' away your fat. It doesn't work. Give your heart muslcle a little workout by making a beat moderately fast for several minutes.

If you have a Planet Fitness in your area, join it. It's cheap and has everything you need.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (Fely/)

512 378 Hey Cthulhu!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 10:48 PM (1zr4/)



....Howdy, AP! and now I'm caught up with myself -- just 127 comments behind.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (tyF2+)

513 Can I please have Southerners in my pancakes? ... oh, all out?! Well, okay then, Northerners!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (DBH1h)

514 You know, coming out is a very, VERY, bad idea!

Posted by: Jonathan Quick (LA Kings goalie) at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (zdOO0)

515 "...but they really seem to think it springs forth from nowhere."

So, what do they do now that Chavez is dead? He was supplying them heating oil.

Posted by: navybrat at April 30, 2013 06:31 PM (2ZO++)

516 Can anyone corroborate this story? *************** Iran source: President Ahmadinejad arrested http://tinyurl.com/c8ahu7b

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 06:32 PM (Vk2pI)

517 Night folks. My Pork Rind solvent ran out an hour ago. See you cute kids tomorrow.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at April 30, 2013 06:32 PM (4Mv1T)

518 Well, that was cool. Both of the early playoff games went into OT. Chicago won, not too surprising. The way St. Louis won, damn. WTF was Quick thinking?? Detroit-Anaheim is on now. I'm looking forward to tomorrow!! GO PENS!!

Posted by: puddleglum at April 30, 2013 06:33 PM (5A9RX)

519 so I don't want to do anything that'll outright kill me. Any ideas, or can you point me to where I can do some research? Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 11:16 PM (5J54Q) hire a good trainer for a month or so consult your DR.

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:33 PM (zzeVM)

520 Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 11:16 PM Dire Straits. Serious You Guys, Dire Straits can cure anything.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 06:34 PM (JMmQ9)

521 Thanks for the tips, folks. I think I'll start off nice and easy on the treadmill. It's better than what I've been doing, which is nothing. Off to bed. Goodnight, Horde.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Designated Commenter at April 30, 2013 06:34 PM (5J54Q)

522 #501

And produce great pyrotechnics. A bunch of the guys who put on the annual Desert Blast live in or have operations in Pahrump.

Desert Blast had a single page of rules, with nearly all of them ending in 'or we will shoot you.' Except the rule against bringing dogs, which ended in the warning that the dog would be shot, and then you.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:35 PM (kcfmt)

523

The worse junk foods I ever tried were when I was teaching in Korea (Hi Tom!)

 

They had candied squid which just reeked after it was open.

 

Probably even worse was a can of peanuts and anchovies. I love peanuts! I love anchovies! But like liberals and conservatives, the two are probably best separated.

 

bedtime....good night all...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2013 06:35 PM (AC0lD)

524 Holy cow, I broke into a top ten list. Fortunately, it was not the top ten posters list. Whew. My secret, patented formula for breaking into the top ten sock puppeteers list can be yours in one easy payment: just put a quarter in a can of warm Coca-Cola overnight and all your wishes will come true. Fame... glory... it's what's for dessert.

Posted by: mindful webworker has nothing else to strive for at April 30, 2013 06:35 PM (U13jb)

525 I'm still waiting for the outing of the first openly ghey rodeo clown.

Posted by: Low Information Voter at April 30, 2013 06:35 PM (vbh31)

526

BackwardsBoy- May I ask why you were banned?

 

I have no idea. I always liked that place and was respectful,  no cussing or ranting. They started a new registration system recently, I went through all the steps  and posted one or two comments,   and now,  I can't log in or comment at all there.

 

Before that, I noticed that more than a couple of  my comments were deleted  later.  This isn't the  first time  this has happened to  me. That's  why I'm not on Twitter. Logged in, got a password, and now, nothing.

 

Strange...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 06:36 PM (+z4pE)

527 We know that. But your outnumbered.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 11:29 PM (uOxBm)



yeah true. The sad thing is conservatives in the north actually own WAY more acres of land than the leftists. The left likes to pile their people like cord wood in their shitty cities.

Posted by: Berserker at April 30, 2013 06:36 PM (FMbng)

528 Electricity is like food, just go to the store and buy it.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 06:37 PM (uOxBm)

529 I don't want to assume that they're that stupid, but they really seem to think it springs forth from nowhere Posted by: Mullaney at April 30, 2013 11:30 PM (s8XaI) You can try to assume that, but after the tweet from the 'official' Democrat twitter handle today that '54 million Americans now have free preventative healthcare. Endless money. Endless electricity from the sun and wind. They're F'ing either very ignorant or truly insane.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:37 PM (Wl/Ht)

530 I'm hoping the South is waiting to secede until they've mastered NYC-style pizza.

Once they've got the pizza, the North has nothing of worth

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 06:37 PM (XQzGn)

531 I read a long time ago (the '80s?) that there were more Klansmen in NY State than there were in the former-CSA states combined. Archie Bunker's buddies were in the Klan.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 06:37 PM (mGBy8)

532 @526 maybe they lurk here and are discriminating against 'rons

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:38 PM (HVff2)

533 This is a picture of Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Station refers to the post office across the street.

http://tinyurl.com/cz3eds7

Posted by: Al at April 30, 2013 06:39 PM (sxnF+)

534 BBC Top Gear had Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, on the show a few seasons ago. Johnson was talking about how the electric car was the way of the future, and in ten years everyone would have one, "... And you'll have to change the name of your show to 'Top Plug!'". Interviewer asks him, flat out, where the power would come from. Johnson actually said "Well... It comes from the wall!" They literally don't think as far as "Where will we get electricity" and "How do we pay for all of this?".

Posted by: Secundus at April 30, 2013 06:39 PM (skII7)

535 About that secession- as a North Dakota native (now Montana) I am damn sure they would go with the South- Serious energy, food and firearms- and they really like themselves some snowbird action.

Posted by: freeTibet with purchase of equal or greater value Tibet at April 30, 2013 06:39 PM (quLHy)

536 As for the North vs South crap. Well I grew up in Western PA. It was basically Kentucky minus the accent and we favored football over basketball. A fairly conservative region. Hunting and fishing is huge. Voting wise, I couldn't tell you now. I haven't lived there in 26 years. I live in the DC metro area now (Alexandria). Its every bit the smug leftist doucheville you would imagine.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 30, 2013 06:40 PM (5A9RX)

537 In getting into the exercise habit a home treadmill is a very good start. Decent models are inexpensive and fold up when not in use. And you can combine other activities like reading, watching TV, or playing video games. You'd be surprised how much mileage you can accrue if your properly distracted.

I'm planning to get an armature device that will hold a tablet in front of me on the treadmill so it doesn't die from the vibration. Add a keyboard with a touchpad and you can ONT while you exercise.

It's almost... virtuous.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:40 PM (kcfmt)

538 no, they don't think it "springs forth from nowhere".

to them, they view the wealth of the rich as being stolen and illegitimately obtained, so therefore, government must act like Robin Hood and redistribute it, and therefore return the wealth to the people, in the form of 'free' health care, which automatically should belong to the people anyway since they would have purchased their own health care had not the evil rich stolen everyone's money.

or something.

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 06:41 PM (BBWjt)

539 I wonder how Penguin's Guide to French Toast would look.

Posted by: sTevo at April 30, 2013 06:41 PM (sa6D2)

540 Johnson actually said "Well... It comes from the wall!"

He must be related to Hank Johnson. Or maybe Charles.

Posted by: Low Information Voter at April 30, 2013 06:42 PM (vbh31)

541 Wow ONT & exercising how awesome is that?! I'm afraid to tell the Mrs about that

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:42 PM (HVff2)

542 ONT and exercising on a treadmill?

so is there a beer coozy attachment for the treadmill?

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 06:43 PM (BBWjt)

543 516 Can anyone corroborate this story? *************** Iran source: President Ahmadinejad arrested http://tinyurl.com/c8ahu7b Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 11:32 PM (Vk2pI) Wow. Plausible. Some of the politicians and notably Revolutionary Guard officers and clerics have been going after him.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:43 PM (Wl/Ht)

544
if that's how they treat pancakes, I wonder what the Penguin guide to sex would be like

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:44 PM (Y4TdB)

545 I have started walking 5 kilometers every day and have for the last 2 weeks. Feels great and I have lost 12 pounds.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2013 06:44 PM (jucos)

546 I guarantee that the average Southerner has a smaller "carbon footprint" than the average Northerner.

As part of not feeding the beast, I made the conscious decision to do without A/C for about 4 years now. 

My power bills are under $50/mo winter or summer.  $45'ish in the winter running a small space heater, $35'ish in the summer running fans.

The first summer was a little rough, but I've got the system figured out now about where fans need to go, what windows need to be open and such for the casa to be tolerable.

The key thing I determined experimentally, is to restrict caloric intake to only what's absolutely needed in the summer.  Any excess makes you feel a LOT hotter.  A modest deficit during the hottest hours of the day allows even 86 degrees to be tolerable. 

When it goes up over 88, you're fucked.  That's gonna fell hot no matter how you slice it. 

When I think of the thousands and thousands of dollars I gave FPL over the years paying $250/mo power bills it makes me nauseous.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 06:44 PM (Km0x9)

547 Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 11:43 PM (BBWjt) How wss the XBox bloodbath chemjeff?

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:45 PM (Wl/Ht)

548 523 The worse junk foods I ever tried were when I was teaching in Korea (Hi Tom!)

Dried squid is the best.  You have to love a snack food that comes with it's own dipping sauce in the packet.

Posted by: Tom In Korea at April 30, 2013 06:45 PM (oJkTX)

549 **censored**

Posted by: Penguin Guide to Ho Cakes at April 30, 2013 06:45 PM (zdOO0)

550

Wow ONT & exercising how awesome is that?! I'm afraid to tell the Mrs about that

 

Come for the smart militaryness, stay for the fried pork    rinds.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 06:45 PM (+z4pE)

551 493
Captain Whitebread. Just start by walking to the end of the street and back. Or walk up a couple of flights of stairs. It took you a long time to get so sick, so there is no reason to expect that it won't take you some time to stop being afraid of killing yourself. The good news is that the human body, generally, is very happy to be working and moving. It is the mind where the voices are, those pangs of fear and doubt, so just go slow and gain confidence.

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 11:24 PM (DBH1h)



We found nice parks with forests that we could walk in, and worked up to 5-mile hikes with 700-foot vertical top-to-bottom slopes.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2013 06:46 PM (tyF2+)

552 RWC, I played one "installment" of Call of Duty, not a mission, but just some tournament-style thing in "Nuketown", I think it was called.  I could only stand to play once, because the game gave me motion sickness.  so this means I will not be purchasing an Xbox.  which is probably for the better.

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 06:46 PM (BBWjt)

553 How different is different? Where I'm at we have lakes and flowages (reservoirs) and rivers/streams of different size. I hunt but fishing is my passion Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 11:26 PM (HVff2) no shacks, old style, at least in the south. find a reservoir thick enough, bore a hole, fish also as in not much ice fishing, but you can fish year round at lower elevations without the 'ice' part open water

Posted by: Jake in ID at April 30, 2013 06:47 PM (zzeVM)

554 Re Secede..

..so if states do...
....Obama will let them go?
Has Obama heard about this? Does he approve? Has he been briefed?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2013 06:47 PM (2JDwz)

555 #531

And don't forget, one of the most notorious white supremacist leaders (and registered democrat) Tom Metzger made his home in bluer than blue Southern CA after leaving the Army in 1964.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:47 PM (kcfmt)

556 545 I have started walking 5 kilometers every day and have for the last 2 weeks.

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5 kilometers? Isn't that like 3 1/2 feet?

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 06:48 PM (BVkEs)

557 We know that. But your outnumbered. not to go all pedantic here, but you should sign up for my seminar: "Your and You're: phonetically the same yet worlds apart" Sorry, not trying to piss you off, it's late and I'm tired and a nerve was stepped on. It's not you, it's me...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 06:48 PM (JMmQ9)

558 I enjoy walking, but one of my knees needs to go. Exercise bike has to do it for now. Surgery later this year while I still have health ins. Thanks baraky

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:48 PM (HVff2)

559 Well, you saved some money and freed up some time then. And yeah, it's called Nuketown.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 06:48 PM (Wl/Ht)

560 "Nobel Committee Asks Obama “Nicely” To Return Peace Prize"

http://tinyurl.com/83hur4y

This is funny

Posted by: Caustic at April 30, 2013 06:50 PM (/b8+5)

561 so rumor that the new xbox is going to be HDMI only (and I would expect optical for audio) and some people are pissed

smh


Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 11:31 PM (DBH1h)


umm no offense but we do tons of PC stuff in the gaming threads


Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 06:50 PM (vJdyz)

562 #545

So you're now about 70 kilometers away from home. Did you bring a laptop and stop at a coffee shop with WiFi?

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:50 PM (kcfmt)

563 @553 thanks for the info Jake. My portable Frabil and Mr Heater would come in handy for the hard water. Hmmm fishing out of a boat in the winter, that would be different

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:52 PM (HVff2)

564 #545

So you're now about 70 kilometers away from home. Did you bring a laptop and stop at a coffee shop with WiFi?

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 11:50 PM (kcfmt)



heh

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 06:52 PM (vJdyz)

565

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 11:44 PM (Km0x9)

 

Good Job, Citizen!

Posted by: Al Gore at April 30, 2013 06:53 PM (LqeLj)

566 captain whitebread, just hop on the elliptical and go.

don't think about it, just do it.  that is what I had to do.

I would think and fret and worry and agonize and read and ponder and do all sorts of things to plan out an exercise routine.  I got to the point where I was just so confused about everything.

so one day I just went to the gym and said "oh fuck it, I am just going to do the elliptical, how hard could it be".  and it isn't hard, and it didn't kill me.

if doc said "don't overdo it", then just put the setting on resistance 1 (lightest resistance) and try it.  I guarantee you won't pass out on that setting.  if you are healthy enough to walk to the elliptical, then you are capable of doing resistance level 1.

but just do something.  not too much reading. 

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 06:53 PM (BBWjt)

567

So you're now about 70 kilometers away from home. Did you bring a laptop and stop at a coffee shop with WiFi?

 

Two electrons leave Microsoft  Headquarters in Redmond heading in opposite directions. How long is it before their stock splits?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 06:54 PM (+z4pE)

568 Don't think a simple wash and wax will fix this...
http://tinyurl.com/boxudxh

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 06:55 PM (1zr4/)

569 Sorry, heading off to dream . . .

"I'm seven foot tall . . . I can bang with Shaq."

Don't wake me up, Moochelle Ewing!

Posted by: Kcarab Hussein Amabo at April 30, 2013 06:55 PM (XQzGn)

570 492 Soothsayer, yes we are neighbors. as I guessed. I intended to put my email on a thread Saturday but I have been exhausted from the stress of my brother being sick in Maine. I don't remember the last time I decided to go to sleep. I have been falling asleep in my chair every night. My brother has improved a bit. His nurse told me Monday that PT has been aggressive and last week his leg muscles were flaccid. They show some tone this week. They were going to use a lift and get him into a chair Monday afternoon but waited until today instead. I spoke with him briefly this afternoon. He told me he was sitting up in a reclining chair for six hours and could feel his toes. I told him he's lucky he's alive and we have to wait until the infections are out of his system to find out what damage the strep infections did to him. I hope that he can regain the use of his hands again and of course, walk. One thing at a time, he had the strep infection in four places. I think some of his lack of fine motor skills in his hands is from lying in bed hooked up to a ventilator for so long and sedated to make him tolerate it. I know muscles atrophy fast. He's been in the hospital since early in the morning of March 30. He's still on antibiotics through a pic line.

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 06:56 PM (z4WKX)

571 What's the most beautiful or unusual place you've ever exercised?

***

Probably up the ass Bob.

Posted by: Chick on the Newly wed Game at April 30, 2013 06:56 PM (SkyIE)

572 #567

Are they vested? Are they PMs or minions?

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:56 PM (kcfmt)

573 And don't forget, one of the most notorious white supremacist leaders (and registered democrat) Tom Metzger made his home in bluer than blue Southern CA after leaving the Army in 1964. Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 11:47 PM (kcfmt) Souther California was fairly conservative back then. But then California used to be fairly conservative until all the hippies came with a Mexican chaser.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 06:56 PM (Vk2pI)

574 @568 maybe if they throw in a buff and an oil change

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:57 PM (HVff2)

575 CarolT, that is good news about your brother that he is sitting up and has feeling in his toes again

small steps towards recovery, that is awesome

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 06:57 PM (BBWjt)

576
Carol, that's very good to hear your brother is making progress, though.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 30, 2013 06:58 PM (Fely/)

577 #568

He meant to do that. Much more efficient parking methodology. Everyone is going to be doing soon. Just you wait and see.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 06:58 PM (kcfmt)

578

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 11:44 PM (Km0x9)

 

You are making yourself a cracker house ie: Florida Cracker. Go to Googly Earth and Lake Butler FL and see photos of cracker houses in and around that area. I come from a long line of `em.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 06:58 PM (uOxBm)

579 Ack Carol, good that he can feel his toes but otherwise Oh Hell No. I can only hope he continues to improve. I was *gonna* say since everyone was talking diabetes, look up Betatrophin when you get a chance, If Obamacare doesn't completely gut us, it should be in human trials in a few years. Yeah, I know, never soon enough.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2013 06:59 PM (qyfb5)

580 Just a scratch, it'll buff right out.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 06:59 PM (Km0x9)

581 #567

Are they vested? Are they PMs or minions?

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 11:56 PM (kcfmt)


it has been awhile since the last stock split if I remember correctly. Still worth just south of $270 billion I believe

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 06:59 PM (vJdyz)

582 Hey CarolT sorry to hear about your brother. Hope that he keeps improving God speed

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 06:59 PM (HVff2)

583 Am I the only one who remembers that it was Fletcher with TF 17 who was in overall command at Midway? Yes, Spruance and TF 16 operated with a great deal of autonomy after TF 17 laid back to recover scouts and especially after Yorktown was hit and Fletcher transferred his flag to Austoria, but Fletcher was the senior officer for the engagement.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2013 07:00 PM (gbD0f)

584 #573

Yes, but Metzger reached the height of his notoriety long after that, after Jerry Brown had largely erased any good work Reagan had done.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:01 PM (kcfmt)

585 okay I think I have to go to bed now
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff hates ants at April 30, 2013 07:01 PM (BBWjt)

586 Don't think a simple wash and wax will fix this...
http://tinyurl.com/boxudxh

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 11:55 PM (1zr4/)


still not the craziest car related thing I've ever seen in Memphis, a place that you could build a complete car within 2 miles due to all the spare parts on the side of the highway

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 07:01 PM (vJdyz)

587 Wow, CarolT, I didn't know your brother was in the hospital for that. Prayers and good wishes for   his recovery.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 07:01 PM (+z4pE)

588 You are making yourself a cracker house

Yep - next step is REMOVE the damned insulation in the attic.  In south FL, I'm convinced attic insulation is a hindrance rather than a help.

Its that nasty blown cellulose anyway, so if you come out of the attic, you wind up looking pretty squatchy and covered with the shit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 07:03 PM (Km0x9)

589 OK, I've been out for quite a while now I've been multi-tasking...poorly tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2013 07:04 PM (JMmQ9)

590 I smell a hint of ozone ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2013 07:04 PM (jlmwe)

591 That Microsoft joke just made me think- any chance any of the horde are going to Microsoft Teched in June? That would be an interesting meetup....

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at April 30, 2013 07:06 PM (X3xYu)

592

OK, Honorary Southerners, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

 

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 07:07 PM (+z4pE)

593 If the South ever did secede, I would be moving below the Mason Dixon Line.

HELL, if Texas breaks loose. The hell with y'all I'm leaving Tennessee and going to Texas.

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2013 07:08 PM (ExWNO)

594 That reminds me of a weird story. In the early days of CD-ROM, one of the apps a zillion companies whipped up from public domain sources was national phone books. These were also handy for seeing how many other people might be related to you, assuming you have an uncommon name.

I have an extremely uncommon name. My search produced not a single listing for a person who I didn't immediately recognize as a close relative. (Even my mother's maiden name is very uncommon, although if you reverse the syllables it becomes common as dirt.) My friend, Alex Pournelle did a search on his family's name and got a longer list than me but nearly all of them known to him.

The one mystery listing was for a person in Florida by the name of, I'm not kidding, Crackerneck Pournelle. Alex's father was also at a loss to say who this person could be.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:08 PM (kcfmt)

595 #591

I wish. I used to get to go to a lot of that stuff when I did magazine work. Plus, a lot of it was close enough to just to it, such as Las Vegas or San Francisco.

I really miss WinHEC. That was geek heaven in terms of seeing all of the tech that was going to be standard in PCs within a few years. For instance, the first public demo of SATA was at a WinHEC.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:11 PM (kcfmt)

596 can't tell if I want to check out Cryptic's Neverwinter beta or not :/

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 07:11 PM (vJdyz)

597 *hhmmm*

Crack her neck!  Poor Nell!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 07:12 PM (1zr4/)

598 Thank you, Chemjeff, Soothsayer,Misanthropic humanitarian, He's has a long road to recovery but at least now I don't think he's going to die. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach for a few days and I didn't know why until the hospital called to ask me if I would consent to admit him. He was too delirious to consent on his own. He doesn't remember any of it and doesn't know how long he's been in the hospital. He's got a hard plastic collar on his neck from the three infected discs the orthopedic surgeon had to take out. I had neck surgery twice. One was in April 2000 and I was back at work two weeks later,the second one was in November 2004. I was as weak as a baby after the second one. I didn't go back to work all day until February 2005. I worked from home and would go to work to do things I couldn't do from home. I didn't have four infections at the same time, and I expect him to be very weak. I hope that the orthopedic surgeon didn't screw up, but he had to remove the infected discs. I think he'll be okay but it will take months to regain his strength. Once again I would like to thank everyone that prayed for my brother Paul. I'm sure God listened.

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 07:12 PM (z4WKX)

599 It's been a good nite on the ONT but I must sign off. Cracker neck now that's a name I've never heard,

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 07:12 PM (HVff2)

600 BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011 NEW Intelligence officials in Riyadh wrote to the Department of Homeland Security in 2012, according to a senior Saudi official, naming the accused Boston Marathon bomber and citing intelligence sources who said he planned a jihadi attack on a major U.S. city http://goo.gl/OLbdq

Posted by: waldo at April 30, 2013 07:13 PM (1hBkG)

601 A letter to the Department of Homeland Security named Tsarnaev and three Pakistanis as potential jihadis worthy of U.S. investigation Red flags from Saudi Arabia included Tsarnaev's name and information about a planned explosive attack on a major U.S. city Saudi foreign minister, national security chief both met with Obama in the oval office in early 2013

Posted by: waldo at April 30, 2013 07:14 PM (1hBkG)

602 595 I always heard good things about WinHec, but never went. I used to do the interop show many years ago, that was a great one back then too.

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at April 30, 2013 07:14 PM (X3xYu)

603 Once again Carol my best to you and your brother

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian at April 30, 2013 07:14 PM (HVff2)

604 That ny times firearms discharge story may be valid if the writer had an old single action revolver like the colt single action army. With those revolvers, u pull the hammer to half-cock which allows the cylinder to rotate freely. Then u open the loading gate which allows access to the cylinder one chamber at a time. That's how u load, unload and reload those revolvers. if don't want to shoot after loading, u close the loading gate, pull the hammer back past half-cock, pull the trigger to release the hammer and let it drop carefully. If the cylinder is partially loaded and there is a round in the chamber under the hammer and your finger slipped while dropping the hammer the revolver can go boom, exactly as described by the writer. (when he said the barrel rotated he probably meant the cylinder rotated putting a live round under the hammer). That's why the old cowboys always leave an empty chamber under the hammer. they only load 5 rounds since a sharp blow on the hammer can cause it to fire the round. Ruger has since redesigned the single action revolver so it's much safer.

Posted by: Canuk at April 30, 2013 07:15 PM (XnGFh)

605 Incompetano got some splain'n to do

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 07:15 PM (Km0x9)

606 Waldo, I'm going to read that. Thank you, Carol

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 07:16 PM (z4WKX)

607 600

I would normally say that this is a tragic event and no blame should be placed upon any of our loyal intelligence agents for failing to connect 5 dots out of 1000.

But since we've apparently taken a PDB from 8/6/01 as smoking gun proof that Bush should've stopped 9/11, then this proof that Obama fucked up and people died because of him being a massive fuck up

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 07:16 PM (XQzGn)

608 The Saudis and Russians named names.  That's "actionable" intel.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 07:18 PM (Km0x9)

609

Good evening all. So I see Drudge  has  this  tonight:

"UK DAILY MAIL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011... Developing..."

 

 This admin was warned by TWO foreign governments that Tamerlan needed an eye kept on him and they  were  ignored.  The left lost their minds over a vague August 2001 memo  about  planes being flown into buildings  even though  there were no specifics  whatsoever.  Here,  we have a name (Taerlan), we have a location (MA),  and O gets away with botching this. If this were W, the left would be claiming that he ignored this  on puropse for some nefarious reason.

 

In other news, I enjoyed watching Rep. Trey Gowdy on Greta tonight.  He said Benghazi is "heating up".  Praise God!  I'm so glad he's "teasing"   the upcoming hearings on  May 8th.  It's good to create "buzz" about it to get people curious and tuning in. I also liked how he scoffed at the investigation the admin claims to have done comparing it to a  student grading his own paper. Love him. 

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at April 30, 2013 07:19 PM (KL49F)

610 I never had much interest in guns. Yet it is I who killed a man.

If Holbert had killed his friend driving his car because he was stupid about traffic, would he call for a ban on cars?

Well, he's a statist so maybe he would

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2013 07:19 PM (mCvL4)

611 I agree with your assessment of this leftist loon. I am sure he'd be elated to see Republicans rounded up and placed in "re-education camps," of course, for the "greater good." The danger here is that it is hardly "liberal" to want to kill, eliminate, completely silence, and disenfranchise opposition parties when it comes to politics. But then, today's Democratic Party is hardly very liberal in the true meaning of the word. When I mosey on over to Huffpo, as I am want to do from time to time, I often come across odious rants from leftists that think that if only they could get rid of those stupid Republicans, the country would finally attain that unattainable state of perfect statist Utopia. These are brittle minds that should have paid more attention in Sophomore English when they were reading Animal Farm or 1984. These are infantile thinkers that should have read Anthem or bothered to learn something about macro economics. What they failed to learn is that the minute one starts thinking that the world would be a better place without THEM, whoever THEM may be, it is only a small little step towards actually creating a real life hell on earth reminiscent of Pol Pot's Killing Fields, Mao's purges, or Stalin's gulags. Today, I was giggling as I read one Huffpo dunderhead's rage filled comments about how those Republicans are stopping Obama from appointing judges and preventing gun control legislation. What was most belly-laugh inducing was one comment in particular that was ironic in all its lazy-minded, slovenly ignorance. The commenter asked, "When will these Republicans realize that elections have consequences," failing to realize that by the virtue of the very system of government that we have, the Republicans, who were voted into office and currently hold the House, mind you, were simply doing exactly what they are supposed to do - provide a needed check and balance on the agenda and reach of the executive branch. But of course, in the black and white world of the liberal loon, any and all opposition to the Utopian Dream must be stamped out. In short, they envision a world where a boot is stamping on a Republican's face forever, and they fail to even realize that they embody the very mentality that they so oft profess to hate.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at April 30, 2013 07:19 PM (2/oBD)

612 OMFG Clinton admin built walls to stop intelligence flowing, Obama cut out the middleman and fired everyone intelligent? Or is this really a side effect of PC revisions in procedure? (not necessarily mutually-exclusive)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2013 07:21 PM (qyfb5)

613 Dear Friends in my computer, good e-ven-ing.

Little did I know when I bought this bargain priced laptop it would come with such a lovely bunch of coconuts, pre-installed.

Miss Tamy al-Thor, and most others on the ONT, are right as usual. The battle is not N v S. It's rural v urban.

Before moving seven years ago, we lived in the Owens Valley. There was a local Democrat Club. The only member was my barber. He had the good grace to speak only of fishing.

Favorite pub songs were Up Against the Wall, Red Neck Mother and Prop Me Up By The Juke Box When I Die.

Don't get me wrong. There were some higher priced classy joints. But they were reserved for the tourists.

Stay thirsty, my friends.






Posted by: Sangria Whine at April 30, 2013 07:25 PM (yDWX4)

614 Good Night Backwards Boy, I used to read things at PJ media but I got pissed off when the one of them that was almost in love with Rick Perry in 2011 then wrote a very nasty story about him. I could tell the author never had any spine surgery, cervical of lumbar and I haven't read anything since that one. You're not missing much except for a former bunch of Hollywood elites that understood conservative values if it suited him. They also were all for the Egyptian uprising and Arab spring, when anyone with a brain knew it had more of a chance of going bad, which it didl

Posted by: CarolT at April 30, 2013 07:25 PM (z4WKX)

615 604 That ny times firearms discharge story may be valid if the writer had an old single action revolver like the colt single action army. Posted by: Canuk at May 01, 2013 12:15 AM (XnGFh) Unlikely, it was a "service revolver," almost certainly a double-action. Also the description is one of the most serious series' of fuck-ups I've seen with a gun. I wouldn't call it an accident, I'd call it *spectacularly* gross negligence, starting with handing a kid you don't know that well a loaded gun. Life is dangerous. People kill each other with power tools and hammers and lawnmowers. If you give a clumsy, thoughtless idiot a rubber lawnmower, they may still figure out a way to kill or injure someone, but the lawn won't get mowed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2013 07:26 PM (qyfb5)

616 Right you are WeirdDave,

Jack Fletcher was in overall command.  But TF16 and TF17 operated independently.  This became more pronounced because TF17 had to wait and recover her scout bombers that morning.  That is one of the things the pilots in combat had to face, their carriers operating under radio silence so had to hope their carrier would be in the spot of ocean they were promised it would be when they launched.  If not and the pilots could not find their carrier by searching, a ditching followed by a swim while praying for a PBY to rescue them would follow.  IIRC there was a bomber crew, either Lexington or Yorktown, before Coral Sea that ditched and was in a raft for almost 30 days.

The reason for the scout bombers was Jake Fletcher not wanting to be stung again like he did at Coral Sea.  An incomplete contact report from a Dauntless caused Sherman and him to throw two complete air wings at the Japanese light carrier Shoho.  Shoho went down but while that was happening the second string air wings of Shokaku and Zuikaku struck the Americans.  Despite the best efforts of Wildcats as top CAP and Dauntless dive bombers acting as a low level anti-torpedo bomber screen, both carriers were hit.  And later Lexington was lost.  Hence on that morning Fletcher sent out scout bombers since he did not fully trust the contact reports they had been getting from Midway.

And that separation probably saved Enterprise and Hornet was this dispersion.  The Japanese seemed to have TF17 on their GPS that day as Hiryu flung progressively weaker attacks at the Americans.  At one point Hornet F4Fs on CAP tried to help Yorktown's beleaguered CAP.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 07:26 PM (1zr4/)

617 609 "The left lost their minds over a vague August 2001 memo about planes being flown into buildings even though there were no specifics whatsoever."

There were two legitimate reasons for the GWB administration to be concerned at the time:

1. The G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, was almost interrupted by some Islamic nut trying to fly a plane into the summit.

2. Most of the 9/11 conspiracies originate from the fact that the military was doing its wargames exercises at the time of the attacks, and The Left has managed to conflate two parts of the wargames into one excuse: 1) Arab terrorists hijack the plane to gain some objective; 2) Cuban terrorists fly the planes into skyscrapers

With that said, 9/11 probably would've been prevented if the FBI had talked to the CIA. Thanks a lot, Jamie Gorelick.

In my opinion, Boston couldn't have been prevented (either Jahar or Tamerlan's wife would've gone through with it even if we had gotten Tamerlan for his douchbaggery), and I don't blame the Obama Administration for it.

But if we're blaming the Bush Administration for 9/11, then turnabout is fair play

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 07:28 PM (XQzGn)

618

 CarolT at April 30, 2013 11:56 PM

 

That's good news.

Posted by: harleycowboy at April 30, 2013 07:28 PM (+9AX9)

619 Didn't read all the comments but I can't help but think there would be an ideal, if not utopian, country in North America if the South seceded. And I'd happily leave Chicago to move there.

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 07:30 PM (hO9ad)

620 Also, in 2001, with Richard Burton dead of an exploded liver, the risk of a large airliner colliding with a skyscraper was probably thought to be averted.


Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:30 PM (kcfmt)

621

The Saudis and Russians named names. That's "actionable" intel.

 

But due to "a misspelling" he got through the system. Or so they claim.

Posted by: harleycowboy at April 30, 2013 07:30 PM (+9AX9)

622

So, what other specific infomation is O ignoring RIGHT NOW?! What  other suspected jihadis are planning an attack on a major  US city as we go to bed tonight  that  O has been specifically  warned about but is doing nothing to stop it?

 

When  does Congress' investigation into this begin? And how will they schedule time for it between their investigation into Benghazi? Not   to mention  dealing with the  crap bills  the GOP keeps coming up with  (i.e. amnesty).

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at April 30, 2013 07:32 PM (KL49F)

623 611 "These are infantile thinkers that should have read Anthem or bothered to learn something about macro economics."

For the infantile thinkers, I suggest appealing to their other senses. And since you mentioned "Anthem," perhaps the important Rush albums should be an introduction to the Moron lifestyle

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 07:33 PM (XQzGn)

624 622 So, what other specific infomation is O ignoring RIGHT NOW?! What other suspected jihadis are planning an attack on a major US city as we go to bed tonight that O has been specifically warned about but is doing nothing to stop it? Lord only knows how many Hezbollah cells are in the US, waiting for further instructions especially in light of the news Obama may wish to segue into action in Syria? While all of this chaos is going on, there's a slight border spat between India and China. "Third flag meeting fails; China wants India to dismantle security structures in Ladakh" http://tinyurl.com/d59x5q5 Perhaps the Mayans were only off by a few months or a year?

Posted by: Grand Admiral Thrawn at April 30, 2013 07:36 PM (JqnAE)

625 Great ONT ,Maet !!!!!! And God Bless The Horde !!!!! God Bless Texas !!!!! God Bless Dixie !!!!!!

Posted by: Extremely grumpy momma bear at April 30, 2013 07:36 PM (GGjRU)

626 HELL, if Texas breaks loose. The hell with y'all I'm leaving Tennessee and going to Texas.

Posted by: Paladin at May 01, 2013 12:08 AM (ExWNO)

 

How they do that? Somebody drives up, looks at your front door and sees GTT carved in it. Gone To Texas.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 07:37 PM (uOxBm)

627 M is for mud flaps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOI5H0n28qY

Posted by: Ray Wylie Hubbard at April 30, 2013 07:38 PM (yDWX4)

628 O is for oil that I put on my hair.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 07:39 PM (H9MGI)

629 So Russians and Saudis warned us about this fucker. motherfuck

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 30, 2013 07:39 PM (ZPrif)

630 good evening moar-ons.  Navycopjoe; we sent ya into OT.

Posted by: zeera at April 30, 2013 07:39 PM (3dXwx)

631 #626

Send a copy of this book to the office of the Governor of the state you're leaving:
http://tinyurl.com/c38fvce

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:41 PM (kcfmt)

632 But due to "a misspelling"he got through the system. Or so they claim.

That's a crock of shit. 

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 07:43 PM (Km0x9)

633 #627

Heh, I was expecting this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qDgCmzh5ao

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 07:43 PM (kcfmt)

634 'I can easily see it happening where one hand didn't know what the other was doing because of a turf war.'

wut


Wasn't the point of DHS to tell all the hands what the fuck the others know and are doing?

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 07:43 PM (hO9ad)

635 heh

http://tinyurl.com/d56n8qe

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 07:45 PM (vJdyz)

636 Moron worthy. Five plays for a quarter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwU-ftZfc04

Just remember, I like blonds. Thank me later.

Posted by: Joe Diffie at April 30, 2013 07:48 PM (yDWX4)

637 Wasn't the point of DHS to tell all the hands what the fuck the others know and are doing? Posted by: Methos at May 01, 2013 12:43 AM (hO9ad) You didn't expect it to work, did you?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 07:48 PM (H9MGI)

638

RE: Getting Healthy,

 

I'm in the same boat after gaining weight for the past couple of years (a deployment and then unemployment after I got out of the Army doesn't help my waistline).  A couple of things:

 

Focus on capabilities.  Set goals to run a certain distance, then run it in a certain time.  Make a goal to lift a certain amount of weight.  Don't focus just on losing weight, which can fluctuate day to day and week to week based on a lot of different factors. 


Find something active that interests you.  I'm a big fan of Argentine Tango because it keeps me active and gives me a decent social circle.  I have a friend who is very big into mountain biking.  It's a lot easier to pull yourself off the couch and go dancing or hiking or anything else but go to the gym.  And if you have an activity that you can focus your attention on, you'll gain some focus at the gym.

 

 

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2013 07:49 PM (lr3d7)

639 Boredom on a long drive leads to much musing:  


Two yellow eyes glared down from above.   "My precious Fluffy," his client had said, "my dearest little angel is trapped and needs your help."  What she had failed to mention was that her angel was an Avatar of Hate, eyes burning with malice at all in sight. 

As she continued her natter behind him, he wondered if this was Fluffy's attempt to escape a tortured existence.   For the briefest of moments, he felt a pang of sympathy for the feline - but a job was a job, and a wizard needed to pay his bills the same as anyone else.   

Richard combed his mind for an appropriate chant, and settled upon a Litany of Protection to the Dark and Terrible Lady.   A well known prayer half a world away, few knew the language here, so the arcane sounding words would project wizardly mystique.   And, he thought, perhaps it would please Her Grace to shield him from Fluffy's wrath.  

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2013 07:50 PM (rm+Am)

640 T is for T-Bird

Posted by: Random lurker at April 30, 2013 07:52 PM (yDWX4)

641 scanning the nro headlines, I feel that the whole fucking mess is an alyskyite attempt to overwhelm the system. There is so much bad news, so much corruption, deception, cover-ups, theft, treason, and leftest ideological cultural stolen bases going on that it has to have reached the point where jarett and tfg sit around saying "what else can we get away with -- we can do anything since nobody can keep track of it all anyway."

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at April 30, 2013 07:53 PM (zZJJp)

642 H is for Haggard.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 07:55 PM (H9MGI)

643 fantasy throwing this WCS game

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 07:55 PM (vJdyz)

644 And, he thought, perhaps it would please Her Grace to shield him from Fluffy's wrath.


Didn't realize that I was creeping into people's nightmares.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 07:55 PM (z9HTb)

645 622 "So, what other specific infomation is O ignoring RIGHT NOW?! What other suspected jihadis are planning an attack on a major US city as we go to bed tonight that O has been specifically warned about but is doing nothing to stop it?"

See, again, I can't blame O for this, because I took the GWB approach to terrorism, which (coming back to ONT-worthy subjects) I applied to pregnancies as well:

"You have to be right all the time. They only have to make you wrong once."

There have been two problems in the interim:

1. The Left has discounted every real and very legitimate threat on our soil between 2001-2008, including the very real attempt to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge in 2003-2004.

2. They'll do anything to protect Obama, so Boston will be ignored, just as Hassan, Times Square Paki, and Benghazi were ignored (to be fair, DC Sniper, which to me was jihad, was not blamed on Bush, and neither were the anthrax attacks)

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 07:57 PM (XQzGn)

646 You didn't expect it to work, did you?

Well, no. How can it when Napolitano insists that every incident is isolated and inexplicable?

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 07:57 PM (hO9ad)

647 636 "Just remember, I like blonds. Thank me later."

I walked into a bar today doubting myself and my standards: I thought I was too strict, and too many girls I'd written off were really cute if I gave them a second look.

On reflection, I should've given those girls a second look, because they were cute. But this blonde bartender was the Jupiter to their Mrs - so out of their world that it was unbelievable.

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 08:00 PM (XQzGn)

648 BTW, does anyone know anything about that babe Drudge is pushing for mayor of Philidelphia?

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 08:01 PM (hO9ad)

649 Huge story coming out by Daily Mail: http://tinyurl.com/carp6gv. Saudis warned Homeland about Tamerlan by name in written letter stating there would be an attack on a major US city.

Posted by: wte9 at April 30, 2013 08:02 PM (6Tcdo)

650 I'm still not sure what crabs and Steve Jobs have to do with Japanese High School girls...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 ~です at April 30, 2013 08:02 PM (Vk2pI)

651 E is for egg.

Posted by: Random lurker at April 30, 2013 08:02 PM (yDWX4)

652 Methos, If you read the story, it's just listing potential candidates. Drudge is sensationalizing and picking out the most photogenic one. Republicans are not taking Philly without much more retooling and a small miracle.

Posted by: wte9 at April 30, 2013 08:04 PM (6Tcdo)

653 Saudis warned Homeland about Tamerlan by name in written letter stating there would be an attack on a major US city. I haven't got TIME for letters! Watch this drive...

Posted by: Barry of Benghazi at April 30, 2013 08:04 PM (FcR7P)

654 Well, no. How can it when Napolitano insists that every incident is isolated and inexplicable? Posted by: Methos at May 01, 2013 12:57 AM (hO9ad) Top.Men.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 08:04 PM (H9MGI)

655 I'm still not sure what crabs and Steve Jobs have to do with Japanese High School girls...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 ~です at May 01, 2013 01:02 AM (Vk2pI)


how is Aiura?

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:04 PM (vJdyz)

656 632 But due to "a misspelling"he got through the system. Or so they claim. That's a crock of shit. Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 12:43 AM (Km0x9) Most countries have a standardized character translation system. In other words, each character from foreign languages can traslate in exactly one way to English characters. In Japan, for example, the name "john" spelled "ジョン", or "jyo-n" in Japanese. With this, foreigners entering a country are always spelled the same. Otherwise there is a gigantic loophole where a person can have multiple identities simply by varying the romanization of their name upon entry. The US does not use a standard system. (afaik, assuming they have not changed it in the past 5 years.)

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at April 30, 2013 08:05 PM (zZJJp)

657 The US does not use a standard system.


I did not know that.

Posted by: Momar K. Daffy at April 30, 2013 08:09 PM (z9HTb)

658 Still trying to watch that TPH?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 08:10 PM (1zr4/)

659 Saudis warned Homeland about Tamerlan by name in written letter stating there would be an attack on a major US city. Who the hell is "Dzhokhar Tsarnayev"? What retards...

Posted by: The DHS at April 30, 2013 08:12 PM (FcR7P)

660 This place is only 40 miles from me, and I was in this town today... Weird story, folks are at least noticing what may be nothing, but must be investigated. Anything similar in your neck of the woods? http://m.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/break-water-treatment-plant-raises-public-safety-c/nXctb/

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at April 30, 2013 08:13 PM (X3xYu)

661 We should check the records and see if the Russians warned us about "Barrack Hussein Obama". You know, totally different spelling.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2013 08:14 PM (FcR7P)

662 653 "I haven't got TIME for letters!"

Don't worry, El Douche! No one has time for TIME or Newsweek, for that matter

Posted by: The Q at April 30, 2013 08:14 PM (XQzGn)

663 And it's gotta be close

Posted by: zeera at April 30, 2013 08:16 PM (3dXwx)

664

@PurpAv at May 01, 2013 12:43 AM

 

http://tinyurl.com/cc5vduo

Posted by: harleycowboy at April 30, 2013 08:16 PM (+9AX9)

665 #635

I've come to realize the big mistake Nintendo made in their Wii U strategy. Everything else was fixable but make the GamePad part of the base system was a huge mistake.

A lot of the appeal of the Wii early on was the combination of novelty and low price. The Wii, including bundled mini-games, was only $250 while the Xbox 360 and PS3 were a lot more. (Unless you count the semi-crippled Xbox 360 Arcade model with no hard drive.) This time around the Wii U is about the same price as the competing machines with very mature libraries and system software, as well as far superior back-end services.

Nintendo could have avoided this by making the GamePad optional and having the base 32 GB Wii U include a Wiimote, nunchuk, and low cost standard controller that plugged into the Wiimote for its wireless connection. (A module that added a rechargeable battery and RF transmitter to the controller to make it a standalone unit could be an optional accessory.) Considering that the GamePad sells for the equivalent of over $150 in Japan, It's safe to assume Nintendo could have offered my proposed package for $200 with losing money per unit.

A beefed up HD-capable Wii for $200 should have been an easy sell, and the GamePad option would add uniqueness without being an albatross around the platform's neck. (This would have been even more enticing if they had done the same as Microsoft when running original Xbox games on the 360 and upscaled Wii games to HD resolution.) Thus far, the GamePad has been little more than a gimmick for single player use. It just isn't that useful if it means taking your eyes off the TV. As Zero Punction pointed out, the same thing as ZombieU's scanner could just as easily be done with a translucent overlay making you constantly veer your gaze away from the menu to lookout for approaching threats.

Where the GamePad really shows potential is in asymmetric multi-player, where the GamePad user takes on a dungeon master role or has a separate POV because his task differs form the other players, who may or may not cooperate against him. As such, if they got the GamePad down to around $100, it should be no harder to sell than additional Wiimotes. There wouldn't be a 1:1 ratio of GamePads to Wii Us but there would be a hell of a lot more Wii Us getting into homes.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 08:16 PM (kcfmt)

666 my Moruga chili plants are looking quite good. Can't wait to offer my roommate $20 if he can eat one whole

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:17 PM (vJdyz)

667 All together now:

R is for...

...?

Posted by: Random lurker at April 30, 2013 08:17 PM (yDWX4)

668

Saudis warned Homeland about Tamerlan by name in written letter stating there would be an attack on a major US city.

At this point what does it matter?

Posted by: hillary at April 30, 2013 08:19 PM (+9AX9)

669 how is Aiura? Posted by: The Dude at May 01, 2013 01:04 AM (vJdyz) Short and random.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 ~です at April 30, 2013 08:19 PM (Vk2pI)

670 Still trying to watch that TPH? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 01, 2013 01:10 AM (1zr4/) Yup. It's short enough and plotless enough so that it relaxes a brain after a long day of work...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 ~です at April 30, 2013 08:21 PM (Vk2pI)

671 Aiura tai Excel!!  

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 08:25 PM (1zr4/)

672 Maybe "South Secede Already" is something we and the libtards can agree on.  Let the commies do their thing.  Just leave us and the Constitution alone and we will do our thing.  Just remember North, when you become the New Cuba, no backsees.

Posted by: Case at April 30, 2013 08:27 PM (o00SF)

673 welcome back maet sorry I was absent been on the road since 440 had wife post the congratulations commiserations I'll try to do better by doing less and I'm finally about 20 minutes from home goodnight y'all

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at April 30, 2013 08:27 PM (tisYn)

674

Posted by: epobirs at May 01, 2013 01:16 AM (kcfmt)


Main missteps IMO is the lack of games (how they didn't know that they needed bigger staffs to make HD assets is laughable), power to price ratio is perplexing but I really the way they advertised it and the name was it's biggest downfall. Majority of the advertising said upgrade and included a pic of the gamepad when it was launched. Throw in a name that doesn't give a clear distinction of a separation between the two and it's almost a perfect storm. They're not on the level of Apple to get away with something like that

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:27 PM (vJdyz)

675 All together now:

R is for...

...?


Right picture (Tamarlan is [L]eft). Though my first impression was that they somehow botched her party ID.

On the Wii U, I am amazed at how many people don't get the concept of 'next gen.' I had lunch with a friend whose son wanted it for Christmas and he didn't think the addons to their old system were worth the price.

I guess that's what happens when you target casual gamers at the expense of everyone else.

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 08:33 PM (hO9ad)

676 Just remember North,when you become the New Cuba North Korea, no backsees.

FIFY

Posted by: Methos at April 30, 2013 08:35 PM (hO9ad)

677 wish we had Newt in office to spear a moon colony

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:36 PM (vJdyz)

678 spearhead*

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:36 PM (vJdyz)

679 Only law enforcement personnel are responsible enough to have guns like this one. Would you like to examine it? Go on, be a man. You might want to check to see if I left any bullets in there.

Posted by: Snake Oil Baron at April 30, 2013 08:38 PM (inpXa)

680 #675

They've had far worse launches. When the SNES came out it had Super Mario World in the box and Pilot Wings was also available. That was IT for over a month. Then there was a trickle of third party games but most of them were gimmick crap like HyperZone. Gradius III and Super Castlevania (IV) were the first serious titles outside of the bundled Mario game.

The N64 was as bad but Mario 64 kept people content for a good while and Wave Race, the only other title at launch, helped a little. From there it was a looong wait until title came out at a decent pace.

The Gamecube launched with no must have game. Luigi's Mansion was good but not great. The best game at launch was from a third party, Sega's Monkey Ball. And even that wasn't the sort of thing to commit to a new system over.

If anything, the Wii U has about the best Nintendo console launch lineup since the US NES. And the NES had the advantage of being a three year old system in Japan when it hit the US market. (In Japan the big title at launch was the original arcade Mario Bros. game, rather than the huge hit Super Mario Bros. we had from our launch.) In terms of the number of titles and their variety, the Wii U had little to complain about. That releases stalled almost immediately is another issue though. But six months after launch, most of the previous Nintendo systems had smaller libraries in the stores. They also lacked backward compatibility and an online retail venue for games too small to merit a disc release.

If I could have gotten the Wii U without the GamePad for $200, I'd be far happier with my purchase. It would only be a minorly greater expense than getting the Wii while still gaining access to its library and the new software should more than qualify that additional expense. Over time, there might even be enough good software to justify plunking down for the GamePad. (Doubtful as I so rarely have any guests who are gamers.)

As it stands, it feels like Nintendo conned me into buying something that doesn't meet its promise. A significantly lower cost of entry would have fixed that and made it much more of an impulse buy for a lot of consumer, like the Wii.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 08:46 PM (kcfmt)

681 Most countries have a standardized character translation system. In other words, each character from foreign languages can traslate in exactly one way to English characters. In Japan, for example, the name "john" spelled "ジョン", or "jyo-n" in Japanese ...

The US does not use a standard system. (afaik, assuming they have not changed it in the past 5 years.)

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere


"John" is always written the same in Japanese because of the historical contact of the English speaking peoples with Japan.

You could probably come up with as many hiragana versions of "Dzhokhar" as you could come up with "Mohammed" in English.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 30, 2013 08:46 PM (Yr6sH)

682 wish we had Newt in office to spear a moon colony Posted by: The Dude at May 01, 2013 01:36 AM (vJdyz) yup.

Posted by: Professor Bernardo de la Paz at April 30, 2013 08:47 PM (Vk2pI)

683 because Gaithersburg is a suburb of DC

Gaithersburg is the 4th largest city in El Salvador.

Posted by: DaveA at April 30, 2013 08:47 PM (DL2i+)

684 >>I would normally say that this is a tragic event and no blame should be placed upon any of our loyal intelligence agents for failing to connect 5 dots out of 1000.<< I would as well, except... I worry less, that there is an overload of information than, that there might be one who sees the connections and is NOT ALLOWED TO REPORT IT! I'm not talking about blaring every shitty thing, every government in the history of the world has ever done. But, for fuck's sake! SAC: "Yeah, I just got this hot off the presses from Napolitano! So, let's make it an AXIOM: No matter whom we investigate, no matter how shady, ESPECIALLY if they have ANY ties to radical Islam, or a centuries old fucktararded stew of ongoing repression like Chechnya... OUT OF BOUNDS! Agent 1: Uhm... I just interviewed a kid that I have some reservations about, he lives in Cambridge, MA. SAC: Well, is he Muslim?! Agent 1: It appears he is becoming more so... SA: Don't you believe in the Bill of Rights? Don't you CARE about the Freedom of Religion for this poor lad? Why are you so RACIST!? Agent 3: To be fair, sir. He was going on a solid lead that we got from Dagestan! SAC: How many times must I tell you! There is NO THREAT WHATSOEVER from ******* ****** *****! Agent 2: So,to reiterate... We are all thrilled to not lose "The Strength of our Diversity" after the Ft. Hood Shooting, according to Gen. Casey, whom I assume is A-OK!, signing off on this as an episode of "workplace-violence". I don't think that I will ever be able to get over that! SAC: I have no idea what you are talking about. And if you keep it up Missy, you'll be FIRED! Agent 2: Yeah, you must remember Maj. Nidal Hasan! It was like, less than 5 YEARS ago! He shot to death 13 people on a military base, in Texas, whilst shouting ALLUA-AKBAR. SAC: You are SOOO fired! Agent 2: Have at it...

Posted by: Deety at April 30, 2013 08:50 PM (IFXnr)

685 There's a Newt 2012 sign in my garage. Was peoudly ine yard at one point last year. Saw him speak twice in the primaries.... moon Colony sounds awesome compared to amnesty and obamacare, huh?

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at April 30, 2013 08:51 PM (X3xYu)

686

R is for Redneck - mother!

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 08:53 PM (HUTO5)

687 687 R is for Redneck - mother! That made me LOL.

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at April 30, 2013 08:54 PM (X3xYu)

688 moon Colony sounds awesome compared to amnesty and obamacare, huh?

Posted by: Bunkerintheburbs at May 01, 2013 01:51 AM (X3xYu)


yeah though I'm weird I guess, think my self to be a somewhat fiscal con (grew up with the idea of THE end goal for any country should be to have no debt since I don't think any country in the history of the world has done it before) but that goes out the window as soon as someone mentions space exploration and military.

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 08:56 PM (vJdyz)

689 Well that makes me happy happy happy

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 08:56 PM (HUTO5)

690 679 spearhead* I liked the typo better.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 08:57 PM (CcIvJ)

691 Night all. Here is a ukulele cover of Boney M's "Rasputin" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkW2m3qsTZQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2013 09:03 PM (Vk2pI)

692 #689

Done right, with a hand off to private enterprise, space development should be a big money maker. But it needs the kind of committed investment private enterprise won't take on without more assurance of a obtainable profit.

Once a government program proves asteroid mining is doable, there is no shortage of billionaires who'll jump in. Or an orbital tower. Taxpayer funding need only demonstrate feasibility. Given that, business will build the real thing.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 09:04 PM (kcfmt)

693

epobirs,

 

I believe there are already companies building on the idea of "tourists in space", and I believe that it will quickly follow that asteroid mining is not that far behind.

 

Where there are ideas that are profitable, I think the government just needs to get the heck out of the way.

 

You savvy?

 

 

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:08 PM (HUTO5)

694 687 R is for Redneck - mother! Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 01:53 AM (HUTO5)
LOVE Jerry Jeff Walker!

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:08 PM (un8zR)

695 Until it gets overtaxed to the point of non-profitability.

Posted by: cold water at April 30, 2013 09:10 PM (BmwyI)

696

StPatrick_TN,

 

I was lucky to see Jerry Jeff Walker both before he sobered up, and shortly after.

 

My most favorite concerts for that music in the world. I still have a T-shirt that will be made into either a wall-hanging or a quilt here at my house.

 

He is a lot of fun in concert, but more-so when sober.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:11 PM (HUTO5)

697 He is a lot of fun in concert, but more-so when sober. Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 02:11 AM (HUTO5)
I still haven't seen him when he passes (rarely) through Nashville. Caught Pat Green out in Colorado last year for St. Pat's, which was great. Still waiting for concert dates from zombie Chris Ledoux.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:16 PM (un8zR)

698 There's a live recording of Townes Van Zandt telling a joke he learned from Jerry Jeff Walker. A drunk guy comes up to a cop and tells him he lost his car. The cop asks the drunk where he left it and the drunk holds up his car key and says "it was right here on the end of this key." The cop tells him he should walk down to the precinct house and they would fill out the paperwork. As the drunk guy starts to walk away, the cop tells him he should zip up his fly before going downtown. The drunk looks down and says "Aww, man. They got my girl too."

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 09:20 PM (CcIvJ)

699

StPatrick_TN

 

My mom was in Australia with Dad on business, and I sent her the London Monday Morning Blues song (And I wanna go home to the armadillos, good country music from Amarillo to Abilene song)

 

And she called me in tears because she was homesick, but having such a good time with the Aussies.

 

Jerry Jeff is good fun.

 

Also, one of my favorites is David Allen Coe, the best country-western music song ever written - You don't have to call me darlin', darlin', with the added verse of going to pick up momma from the train.....

 

You probably know ....

 

 

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:22 PM (HUTO5)

700 That' "London Homesick Blues". Yeah, I'm picky.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 09:27 PM (H9MGI)

701 You probably know .... Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 02:22 AM (HUTO5)
"My good friend Steve Goodman wrote that song, and he said he'd written the *perfect* country and western song. I wrote him back..." Little known fact - Steve Goodman also wrote the song "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request", which the team hated. As revenge, he wrote a peppy and intentionally crappy pop song called "Go Cubs Go" which won a Tribune contest and subsequently was played at games - they still play it after every win. Somewhere in heaven, Steve Goodman is laughing.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:30 PM (un8zR)

702

OK BignJames, sorry - I just took the longest time to learn the name of it, because one would guess the name would be Home with the Amardillos or something, I had a hard time learning the actual name of the darned song.

 

I do love me some Jerry Jeff anyways.

 

And David Allen Coe and Jerry Jeff helped me to paint most of a house once.

 

And do you know the "best country song ever written?

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:34 PM (HUTO5)

703 Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 01, 2013 02:30 AM (un8zR) ".....I'll be watcing the Angels, and you'll be here with the Cubs."

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 09:34 PM (H9MGI)

704 And do you know the "best country song ever written? Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 02:34 AM (HUTO5) According to Steve Goodman/DAC?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 09:36 PM (H9MGI)

705 Of course, I screwed up the joke. The drunk guy said somebody stole his car.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 09:36 PM (CcIvJ)

706 Another way to put it, rather than doing big expensive science projects, the government should focus on initiatives that will lead to making the big science cheap. Given an orbital tower, you could launch an array of hundreds of networked Hubbles for a fraction of the cost of the one. With cheap access to orbit you wouldn't spend huge sums on each instrument. You'd build them cheap and use them cooperatively. And because they're cheap it doesn't matter if they have a high attrition rate or short lifespan.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 09:38 PM (kcfmt)

707

Oh c'mon guys!

 

David Allen Coe song - You don't have to call me Darlin', Darlin, you never even called me by my name!

 

And the verse he had to add to make it the best country song ever had to include mama, and pick-up trucks, and rain, trains, and his dog

 

Come on!

 

So the verse he added:

 

 

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:40 PM (HUTO5)

708 And do you know the "best country song ever written? Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 02:34 AM (HUTO5)
General consensus says Possum's "He Stopped Loving Her Today". I was at his last show at the Ryman - and George knew it was his last Ryman gig, and brought his wife out, told stories, etc. - as a guest of his fiddle player. Great show, even if the voice wasn't what it once was.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:43 PM (un8zR)

709 I was drunk, the day my mom
got out of prison.
And I went to pick her up
in the raaaiiiinnnn.
But before I could get her into my pickuuuup truck
She got runned over by a damned-old traaainnnn
So I'll hang around...

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:46 PM (un8zR)

710

Oh gosh, now I'm thinking of the Possum, He was awesome.

 

When my Dad passes, I will play that song at his funeral, or when we mix his ashes with Mom's and sprinkle them every where they enjoyed. If brothers object to the song at the funeral.

 

I was just trying to get y'all going thinking maybe you had heard David being all full of himself ever.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:47 PM (HUTO5)

711

Oh, so you did know what I meant with the other reference. Ok I don';t feel so bad now.

 

But you are correct, I think "he Stopped Loving Her Today" is about the best ever!

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:49 PM (HUTO5)

712 Best country song ever written?

"She Caught My Eye When Her Boyfriend Knocked It Out."

Posted by: cycloptic hick at April 30, 2013 09:50 PM (BmwyI)

713 alamogordo

Thanks for the save alamogodo. I was toast there for awhile.

For sure I broke the blog with silliness, which was the point.

 

Posted by: Random lurker at April 30, 2013 09:50 PM (yDWX4)

714

I wish I could have seen that show.

 

George was great.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:51 PM (HUTO5)

715 Possum Live in 1980, He Stopped Loving Her Today: http://tinyurl.com/ccne2wx

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:52 PM (un8zR)

716 ok, cycloptic hick, I have NEVER heard of that, but it is a cool name for a "weepy" country song!

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 09:55 PM (HUTO5)

717 Possum 1959, White Lightnin': http://tinyurl.com/d9dz343

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (un8zR)

718 #694

Those companies are only happening after decades of government spending on demonstrating feasibility.

Business will accept one unknown but not two.

You can have either 1. Is it doable? or 2. Is there money in it?

You can't have both. The majority of people with capital to throw around will not accept that level of risk. I'm a pretty libertarian type but there are endeavors where government can take on a role that private industry won't. The first trick is to do it in a form that ties in to stuff the government is actually obligated to do. For example, getting good at putting satellites in orbit enabled us to build the GPS system, which had huge benefits for the military. Given cheap launch systems, private enterprise would happily take over maintaining and improving the GPS system but only because the means of creating it and its value are both proven things.

The second trick is getting government to step aside when the time comes. NASA was created with a horrible defect: Johnson sold it to the Southern states by packaging it as Civil War reparations. A shitload of money and jobs would would come into the South, where at the time there were plenty of people who'd heard from their parents and grandparents what things were like after the War and carry on the resentment.

After Apollo ended (which rationally should have come AFTER a well developed infrastructure for getting to orbit had been created) there wasn't much reason for the agency to continue with more than a fraction of its staff until a genuinely useful new mission was found. Developing a real spaceplane as a series of X Programs in conjunction with aerospace companies wouldn't require nearly as many personnel directly on the federal payroll. But NASA at that point didn't exist to encourage development of space technologies. It existed to employ a horde of people in Southern states.

Thus we are still paying the price for doing things backward today. Apollo was a fantastic accomplishment but it derailed what would have been the proper course of developing our ability to do things in orbit and beyond.

Business won't do it if they think the risk is too great. But they also won't do it if they have to compete with a federal monopoly.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (kcfmt)

719 Best country lyric? Well my dog died yesterday and left me all alone. The finance company stopped by today and repossessed my home. But that's just a drop in the bucket compared to losing you. And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 09:56 PM (H9MGI)

720 rfichoke

Stop it. I'm laughing  so hard my ribs hurt.

Posted by: Meter Made at April 30, 2013 09:57 PM (yDWX4)

721

OH yeah, BignJames. That's another guy I am really happy I have seen in concert.

 

Only problem was, it was on a Blues Cruise, and I guess ole Commander Cody didn't think it was bluesy enough for the cruise.

 

Luckily, I had seen him previously perform that song, and I have it on and LP from the day.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 10:01 PM (HUTO5)

722 St Pat

Thanks for that. Such a great reminder to get busy loving her today.

Posted by: Keep on Loving Her at April 30, 2013 10:06 PM (yDWX4)

723

epobirs,

 

The thing with the space exploration, is it has already gone to the guys who WILL commercialize it.

 

I live in NM, and we have a "spaceport" built.

 

I am sure it is not large enough just yet, but Mr. Richard Branson himself already has been here, and launched a ship from it.

 

He landed at HOFB, I think (I did not keep up with every single detail, but I think he is getting close to the "tourist" part of it, which is his thing just now), but IT is coming, the profitabilty part.

 

I just hope I can hang in here long enough, and win the lottery for either myself, or my nephew, who is BIG into space, to make a trip without the government being involved.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 10:07 PM (HUTO5)

724 Posted by: alamogordo at May 01, 2013 03:01 AM (HUTO5) I saw him doing the "Ozone" tour....which was about...40yrs ago. (shudder)

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2013 10:09 PM (H9MGI)

725 Ummm, I am ready to go

Posted by: Mike at April 30, 2013 10:12 PM (zmrml)

726 If anybody digs rockabilly at all, I saw this same song live in Nashville, and these guys used to bring the HEAT - the bass player is unhinged: http://tinyurl.com/clvo7am

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 10:13 PM (un8zR)

727 http://oi49.tinypic.com/xoi81u.jpg NOOOOOO - looks like my ex wife!!!!

Posted by: Mike at April 30, 2013 10:16 PM (zmrml)

728 Anybody listen to Ray Wiley Hubbard? Murder by Death?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 10:17 PM (un8zR)

729 NOOOOOO - looks like my ex wife!!!! She kind of looks like an older version of Reese Witherspoon.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 10:20 PM (CcIvJ)

730 Okay, okay - I don't know how to do this yet - I was trying to copy the # 6 ONT pic - somehow I ended up on a Russian page. Must install anti-virus program now . . .

Posted by: Mike at April 30, 2013 10:22 PM (zmrml)

731 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMM5z6BisqM

More Joe Biffie

Posted by: Ships that don't come in at April 30, 2013 10:22 PM (yDWX4)

732 #724

You aren't telling me anything I don't know. I was at Mojave Air Field, the first FAA licensed space port in the nation, when Spaceship One was launched for the first time. I was hanging out with my friends at XCOR, who are longtime veterans of the effort to make aerospace a civilian activity.

Heck, I was at White Sands in 1996 to see the DC-X do what Larry Niven called the Death Swoop but the Air Force preferred to call the Orbital Reentry Maneuver. The SDI program was conceived in Larry Niven's living room during an assemblage of SF writers, scientists, and aerospace folks (some had credentials in all three fields) that was put together to produce policy papers seeking to encourage government investment in infrastructure to get things to the point where business would find a self-sustaining role of its own beyond fulfilling DoD and NASA contracts. When that group met a second time in the 90s, I was there as an assistant.

Yes, stuff is happening but we're still a long ways from any of it becoming a real self-sustaining business. And it could all fall apart. It has happened before. More than once. Things are more hopeful this time around but I'm not inclined to overconfidence. If the government is going to spend itself blind, I'd rather do so establishing a functional access to orbit infrastructure than by keeping people on the dole and propping up unions. If taxpayer dollars must wasted, I'd rather they be wasted on something might be a genuine investment rather than tossed down the gullets of the LIV masses.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 10:23 PM (kcfmt)

733 Speaking of the Wii U, Nintendo has various retailers doing test runs on a price cut. Right now, Best Buy has the 8 GB model bundled with the Nintendo Land mini-game collection for $280.

They know the price is too high but it's too late to make the GamePad optional. So we'll probably see the entry level go down to $250 by the holiday season.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 10:27 PM (kcfmt)

734 Murder by Death - "Brother": http://tinyurl.com/agxsjmk
This is a great moron song, all about family, albeit a dysfunctional one what tells John Law to stuff it. Highly recommended.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 10:30 PM (un8zR)

735 Epobirs so are we part of the Dreaming Herd?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 10:30 PM (1zr4/)

736 *the bass player is unhinged:*

Hey, diddle diddle You lost your effing fiddle.

Posted by: Da Debil at April 30, 2013 10:31 PM (yDWX4)

737 Speaking of the Wii U, Nintendo has various retailers doing test runs on a price cut. Right now, Best Buy has the 8 GB model bundled with the Nintendo Land mini-game collection for $280.

They know the price is too high but it's too late to make the GamePad optional. So we'll probably see the entry level go down to $250 by the holiday season.

Posted by: epobirs at May 01, 2013 03:27 AM (kcfmt)


Deluxe edition at $300 and I would be tempted

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 10:32 PM (vJdyz)

738 As an interesting coincidence, April 30th is Larry Niven's birthday. He wrote a great short story about a society whose motto was "I Won't." He always struck me as being on the Libertarian side.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 10:34 PM (CcIvJ)

739

epobirs,

 

I agree with what you are saying, but I am at the point I don't want the Feds involved at ALL.

 

I think if we let the government, especially at the Federal level, be too involved, then we will have lost the American dream of being into space.

 

I think the Spaceport, in New Mexico with this governor we have, will see a lot of progress.

 

At least I hope so. And I very much plan on helping her or her successor keep that going.

 

The NM government has pretty much stayed out of the way, from what I hear.

 

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 10:35 PM (HUTO5)

740 Ray Wiley Hubbard (TX) - "Snake Farm": http://tinyurl.com/clehghu
Ray Wiley Hubbard (TX) - "Screw You We're From Texas": http://tinyurl.com/d7tdyxw

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 10:38 PM (un8zR)

741 Awesome tunes - thank you StPatrick_TN for sharing

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 10:45 PM (HUTO5)

742 Glad I dropped in tonight. It's been fun. I'm out.

Bless us all.

Posted by: Whew at April 30, 2013 10:47 PM (yDWX4)

743

And, to bed, perchance to dream -

 

Of big ole pickup trucks and loving my Mom and etc. etc.

 

Thank y'all - for being here when I need to feel normal.

 

And my hubby used to perform a nice version of Willy Nelson - Pick up the Tempo, except the drummer used to always think he had to play faster, so instead of a waltz, so it would almost sound like head-banging music.

 

Oh the days of being a roadie for hubby in the bars.

 

What fun!

 

Good-night all my moron friends!

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 10:50 PM (HUTO5)

744 Roses are red, Violets are blue, I am up way too late to be able to write coherent bad poetry, But hey it's the ONT, so: Goose <== BOO!!!!

Posted by: Adriane... at April 30, 2013 10:51 PM (TvO05)

745 Good night, alamogordo.

Posted by: rfichoke at April 30, 2013 10:51 PM (CcIvJ)

746 who would have thought that an oddball post about Newt would lead to two hours of interesting talk. Still want a moon colony....or a ship yard or a space station (like a real space station and not something like the ISS)

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2013 10:54 PM (vJdyz)

747 #738

It would be a given if the Basic goes down fifty bucks to expect the same of the Deluxe. Though it might have been a better idea to have no built-in user data storage at all and leave it to the consumer to decide how much to buy. Or just have a minimal SD card of a few gigs and dual SD card slots. This is simpler than having the user storage mounted directly to the board and makes it easier to shift gears and offer differing amounts as prices go down. Far easier to just put a higher capacity SD card in the machine than change the manufacturing of the board itself. The inclusion of a 4 GB card with the 3DS XL where the 3DS came with a 2 GB card is a good example.

This also means purchases must be tied to accounts and not specific hardware units. Making it a hassle to switch up to a higher capacity card only serves to limit eShop sales.

What I'd really like to have seen was an eSATA port behind a cover on the back of the unit. Allow a serious amount of storage to be added via an enclosure that goes under the main unit and connects to the eSATA, along with some attach points to prevent damage if the main unit is picked up and
the drive enclosure doesn't follow. Preferably, the unit could have been purchased with a drive installed or empty to be filled with any standard 9mm 2.5" drive, like the PS3. After a custom encrypted format is applied you have some real storage of the level needed by a company serious about selling downloads of the entire library. (As it stands, Lego Undercover is too big to put even on the Deluxe model after you subtract the space consumed by the firmware.)

This would at least mean that Nintendo was getting serious about digital sales and ready to play with the big boys. But no, the only real options for serious storage is USB 2.0 hard drives, which are too slow to make a good alternative to loading from disc.

But Nintendo is still getting the hang of 2005 while the other console makers are getting ready to up the ante in 2013.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 10:57 PM (kcfmt)

748 Ah, 0-Day comics torrent is up. I can go to sleep soon.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2013 11:01 PM (kcfmt)

749 Haggard Nelson's Paycheck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeWY00gTCvo

Sleep beckons. G'night all. It's been swell.

Posted by: Can't resist at April 30, 2013 11:06 PM (yDWX4)

750 May everyone sleep the sleep of the just, May the underside of your car never rust, May all your ideas never go bust, Same time tomorrow? Join us you must ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 30, 2013 11:11 PM (TvO05)

751

OK just one more comment.

 

Love your poems, Adriane.

 

And now, yes, to sleep.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 30, 2013 11:15 PM (HUTO5)

752 G'night, alamogordo, Better tomorrows.

Posted by: Adriane... at April 30, 2013 11:16 PM (TvO05)

753 Double click ,  wonder wonder why.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 11:36 PM (uOxBm)

754 Howdy Adriane.

Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at April 30, 2013 11:37 PM (uOxBm)

755 754 http://youtu.be/pG9hCSUckCg Best lyrics I heard here in the last few. Posted by: rightlysouthern(aim low boys theys ridin ponies) at May 01, 2013 04:32 AM (uOxBm)
High-larious! Thanks for that.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 30, 2013 11:40 PM (un8zR)

756 anybody still up?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:00 AM (BBWjt)

757 Just me, CJ, though not for long.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 01, 2013 12:05 AM (un8zR)

758 Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 01, 2013 01:46 AM (Yr6sH) "john" is always spelled the same in japanese because of Japanese law. You can make up any name in English, and there will be only one official way to translate it. The same is true of other languages, and other countries. They will have an expert on that language tell you how the russian, arabic, english, or whatever characters translate into Japanese. This is not true of the US, On the US forms, they ask you how to spell the name in English and you can write anything. It is not checked and I knew people in the US that used multiple names simply by changing the spelling. This is why no one can agree on how to spell things like our enemy in the war on terror, or the now dead scum bag that used to be their leader. Everyone has an opinion on how to translate, and the same is true on the conversion from English to Japanese. In the 80's I used to see many odd translations, such as "Ito" spelled "Ito" and "Itoh" for the same person, but not so much now with computers and better adherence to the standard in private usage. The solution is for the state department to make an official standard. Let the academics do what they want, but the official translation, off the passport, would never result in two spellings. Of course.

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at May 01, 2013 12:06 AM (zZJJp)

759 what are you doing up so late/early?
synthesizing adenosine triphosphate?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:06 AM (BBWjt)

760 Just getting tired enough to sleep...I've been working a 2 to whenever shift lately - last night I didn't get home till almost 4, so I'm out of wack some. What are you doing up so early? I thought one of the perks of being a prof was rising at 7:00 to teach at 9:00 - was I wrong?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 01, 2013 12:11 AM (un8zR)

761 well, yes, that is a perk, when everything goes smoothly.

of course, there's always having your lecture notes prepared, having the assignments graded in time, having the experiment prepped for lab, etc...

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:13 AM (BBWjt)

762 but today, it's because I drank/ate too much last night so I have indigestion/can't sleep

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:13 AM (BBWjt)

763 Hey CJ...I'm still here...in & out.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:14 AM (H9MGI)

764 Good luck with all that, CJ. I'm hitting the bed.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 01, 2013 12:15 AM (un8zR)

765 good night StPatrick
sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:17 AM (BBWjt)

766 hi BignJames, you with your fancy ampersands
you must have upgraded to the AoSHQ Silver membership

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:17 AM (BBWjt)

767 so why are you up so late/early

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:19 AM (BBWjt)

768 I'm working....keeping the juice flowing @ the wheel mill (tire factory)

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:21 AM (H9MGI)

769 very nice
earning some money with rubber

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:26 AM (BBWjt)

770 long chain molecule polymers.....or something

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:27 AM (H9MGI)

771 so I am paying my bills for the month.  and it just dawned on me.

do people even know how to budget anymore?

is this one of those dying skills that people really ought to know? (like driving a stick shift, but more important)

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:29 AM (BBWjt)

772 Dave Ramsey seems to make a nice living at teaching people how to do it. I don't follow a strict budget, I just try to spend less than I make.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:32 AM (H9MGI)

773 yeah Dave is awesome when it comes to money matters

everything I learned about budgeting, I learned from him

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:38 AM (BBWjt)

774 I enjoy listening to his show.....some of his callers make me seem like a genius....at least to myself.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:42 AM (H9MGI)

775 yeah Dave has some listeners that, ya gotta wonder, how they ever made it past highschool

it's the ones involving the tangled financial situations involving family which always seem to be the saddest ones though.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:49 AM (BBWjt)

776 okay, gonna try to go back to bed
good night BignJames
have fun with your rubber

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2013 12:53 AM (BBWjt)

777 Yeah...and lots of those folks were just trying to help someone out....like no good deed goes unpunished.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:55 AM (H9MGI)

778 "Night CJ....I've gotta add some CHEMICALS to some water systems.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2013 12:58 AM (H9MGI)

779 I'm still up but I've worked midshifts for the last nine years. Being up all night is normal.

Posted by: puddleglum at May 01, 2013 01:11 AM (hA5i1)

780 LAST!!! (probably)

Posted by: puddleglum at May 01, 2013 01:18 AM (hA5i1)

781 Thank you, Pat McCrory. We don't need to expand shit. Let. it. burn.

Posted by: defendUSA at May 01, 2013 01:33 AM (nAHMK)

782 &&& work on Macs but not on Windows computers. I have a Mac and an old Windows computer, which is probably on its way out. I have options to format text on the Windows computer but not on Mac.

Posted by: CarolT at May 01, 2013 02:37 AM (z4WKX)

783 Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states.

Won't have to imagine it, we already have it - it's called California. And yeah, it's "working" about as well as any rational, thinking person (aka, non-leftists) would expect.

Posted by: DocJ at May 01, 2013 03:04 AM (A5uiv)

784 It is also Illinois. I love how they call the South welfare states because people retire and head south along with their social security payments.

Posted by: ejo at May 01, 2013 05:05 AM (GXvSO)

785

I'll take that a step further and say that I'd like to see the country break into a few different regions/nations. Hell, i'd be downright excited if it happened. I have absolutely nothing in common politically and little cuturally with "deep blue" voters. I'm not a socialist, i'm not gleeful over killing babies, I LOVE GUNS, and believe social welfare (see: handout) programs should barely exist. We could make/enforce our own immigration policy, lower taxes, ease regulation, or in short - re-establish the America the founders intended by casting off the dead weight blue voters and their freeloading, low-info voting tendencies. Let them have their oppressive taxes, dead baby fetishes, "multicultural" (see: anti-white) paradise, burdensome regulations, and union thugs. Hell, we'd gladly send them those that sympathize with their cause. You want multiculturalism? Hey, here's a few million illegals. Have fun! Eventually, after we followed the "Texas model," we'd end up poaching all their jobs, while they whined, complained, and demonized any company that makes a profit. Most of their "paradises" are crime-addles urban hellholes now, with their constituents destroying entire parts of every medium and large city in this country. Wanna see the end result of total "blue governance" - look at Detroit, Chicago, or California. All toilets.

 

I say, bring it on.

Posted by: Ed at May 01, 2013 06:40 AM (udRDY)

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