May 31, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (5-31-2012)
— Maetenloch

Where The Federal Money Goes - Then and Now

The Left loves to carry on about how defense spending is the reason why the Federal budget has such a huge deficit, but as you can see here that just isn't the case.

As a percent of the overall budget spending on defense - a core function of the federal government mind you - is at it's lowest level in over 50 years. The real issue is that medical and safety net spending has grown from a paltry 7% of the budget during the Kennedy Administration to nearly 36% today. And note that this is before ObamaCare spending starts kicking in.

Extrapolating a few years ahead you can see that the US government is on track to become a giant insurance company that happens to have a military and some government services as a sideline.

Govt Spending since 1960s

In the Future Every Soldier Will Have a Personal Cruise Missile

Oh wait - the future is now:
The U.S. Marine Corps is buying an unspecified number of Switchblade micro-UAV/cruise missiles. The marines apparently noted the success the U.S. Army and SOCOM (Special Operations Command) had with this system. The Switchblade is a one kilogram (2.2 pound) expendable (used only once) UAV that can be equipped with explosives. The Switchblade is launched from its shipping and storage tube, at which point wings flip out, a battery powered propeller starts spinning, and a vidcam begins broadcasting images to the controller.
Moving at up to a kilometer a minute, the Switchblade can stay in the air for 20-40 minutes (depending on whether or not it is armed with explosives). The armed version can be flown to a target and detonated, having about the same explosive effect as a hand grenade.

switchblade_project

The Complete CNN Transcript Collection, 2000-2012

For over a decade, CNN (Cable News Network) has been providing transcripts of shows, events and newscasts from its broadcasts. The archive has been maintained and the text transcripts have been dependably available at transcripts.cnn.com. This is a just-in-case grab of the years of transcripts for later study and historical research.
You can download the compressed version (~1GB) here.

A Review of the 1974 Fall TV Guide

A lot of utterly forgettable 70's TV shows and a few classics.

tvguide1974

Who Was Witold Pilecki?

He was officer in the Polish Army at the beginning of WWII and after Poland's defeat by the Germans and Russians he helped found The Secret Polish Army, one of the main resistance organizations.

He is also likely the only person to have ever created an intelligence cell and clandestine radio station from within Auschwitz in order to get word of what was happening there to the outside world.

During World War II, he volunteered for a Polish resistance operation to get imprisoned at Auschwitz in order to gather intelligence and escape. While in the camp, Pilecki organized a resistance movement and as early as 1941, informed the Western Allies of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz atrocities. He escaped from the camp in 1943 and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. He remained loyal to the London-based Polish government-in-exile and was executed in 1948 by the Stalinist secret police Urzad Bezpieczenstwa on charges of working for "foreign imperialism", thought to be a euphemism for MI6.

For his troubles he was tortured and executed by the post-war communist Polish government and his memory was suppressed.

Thanks to Wretchard of the Belmont Club for helping keep him from being forgotten. And explaining why the Poles are so angry now at Obama's casual insult.

220px-Witold_Pilecki_1

The Top 15 Most Expensive Minerals In the World

And gold is piker coming in at #15 at a mere $56/gram. Of course the most valuable substance per unit of weight today is untainted orphan blood concentrate - only available to select world leaders and a few elite rock stars.

expensivegold

Old Love

A blog dedicated to couples that used to be. Here are Eric Clapton and Carla Bruni back in the day.

Singer Eric Clapton and model Carla Bruni arrive at "Bill Wyman'

Yahoo group. That is all.

And my Twitter spew.

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 05:37 PM | Comments (484)
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1 Foist?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 05:38 PM (piMMO)

2 Hi Andrew!

Posted by: Mark formerly in Spokane,now in Sandy Ut at May 31, 2012 05:39 PM (xGX1p)

3 I have a cruise missile in my pants !!!  ( lame, but unavoidable )

Posted by: SantaRosaStan. uber alles at May 31, 2012 05:39 PM (Dll6b)

4 Sixth?

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 31, 2012 05:41 PM (M64R1)

5 Missed it by that much.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 31, 2012 05:41 PM (M64R1)

6 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 31, 2012 05:41 PM (JMmQ9)

7 Stalin hunted down and killed all of the "London Poles" he could find


Axelrod faps to Stalin's photo frequently, with rapture

Posted by: SantaRosaStan. uber alles at May 31, 2012 05:42 PM (Dll6b)

8 That federal spending chart needs to go viral.

Posted by: CDR M at May 31, 2012 05:42 PM (EFzYw)

9 Whatup

Posted by: Cletus Clinton at May 31, 2012 05:42 PM (1grxW)

10 >>>Who Was Witold Pilecki? The leader of the Polish Death-Camps, duh.

Posted by: President Barack Hussein Obama (mmm..mmm...mmm) at May 31, 2012 05:42 PM (uB19f)

11 11th?

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 05:42 PM (otfJ1)

12 Completely OT, but I need some tree advice. I have a kousa dogwood as an anchor in the bed in front of my front door. It's out of control- too big for the space. To me, it seems like it needs to be topped, but the ire re: topping in the blogs is strong. Should I hire an arborist for his recommendation?

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 10:41 PM (AxHOT)

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 05:43 PM (AxHOT)

13 Thank God. I tried watching the Wisconsin debate. Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 05:43 PM (nUY/O)

14 #9

Off you dirty beat sock.

Posted by: MrCaniac at May 31, 2012 05:43 PM (1grxW)

15 Romney  at  Solyndra  still  has  me  smiling!

Posted by: Ronald Reagan From Above at May 31, 2012 05:44 PM (c3mby)

16 I know it's been a while since I've been here but has anyone yet mentioned that Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure?

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 05:44 PM (otfJ1)

17

I was trying to play some guitar chords for a Dire Straits song, the bar chords were physically inpossible, then I saw a picture of Mark Knoffler (sp?) holding a National guitar and his fingers looked like they were 9 inches long, Eric Clapton's fingers look like a foot long...I don't know what this has to do with anything...

 

But Eric Clapton seems to get some hot chicks...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 05:45 PM (UXEgP)

18 I'm sure Barack Obama, being the unprecedented Jewish historian that he is, is an expert in the role of Witold Pilecki in the Polish death camps.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 31, 2012 05:45 PM (lzvtR)

19 On the heels of the soon-to-be-successful "Battleship", Hollyweird presents "Tetris - the Invasion Begins!" http://tinyurl.com/6rq8nuu Relax, it is only a joke trailer...for now.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 31, 2012 05:46 PM (uB19f)

20 Evening bitches! Great day in the Romney camp. How is everyone?

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 05:47 PM (DGIjM)

21 Oh I'm sure Angry Birds The Movie will be coming.

Posted by: CDR M at May 31, 2012 05:47 PM (EFzYw)

22 Speaking of defense spending, I'm reposting from an earlier thread.

A flashback to Carter era policies and a threat to Navy combat readiness...

This from The Heritage Foundation:

The year was 1979. America’s military had emerged from the Vietnam War earlier in the decade and was now facing sizable and significant budget cuts. Capt. Tom Shanahan, commanding officer of the USS Canisteo, had just returned from the Mediterranean Sea and was now leading an overhaul of his fleet supply ship. Over the course of 10 months, the crew assigned to the Canisteo gradually disappeared, relocated by the Navy to other assignments. Those personnel cuts eventually left Shanahan with so few men that he couldn’t take his ship to sea. “Little by little, they stripped us of a lot of the people we had, key people,” Shanahan recounted recently. “By the time we were ready to get underway from the shipyard and go back to Norfolk, we didn’t have enough people. We didn’t have enough people in any of the departments, but mainly we didn’t have enough people in the engine room.”

Shanahan took the bold step of refusing to certify his ship as seaworthy. He warned his superiors long before his readiness reports. Yet when he deemed his warship not ready for combat, it came as a surprise to many in the military.


Full story and vid here: http://bit.ly/KNL5Ra

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 05:48 PM (piMMO)

23 On the heels of the soon-to-be-successful "Battleship", Hollyweird presents "Tetris - the Invasion Begins!"


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When do Operation and Tiddly Winks some out?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 05:49 PM (piMMO)

24

And I'm back on the train,

ohh ohh I'm back with the choom gang

/somebody please make this parody happen

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 05:49 PM (pmxPV)

25

Oh I'm sure Angry Birds The Movie will be coming.

Bring it on Bitches...

Posted by: The Pigs at May 31, 2012 05:50 PM (UXEgP)

26 Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 10:43 PM (AxHOT)


We cut back both of our Kousa dogwoods in a serious way last fall and they have come back with a vengeance.  I am not sure if this is a tree or a bush, but ours have taken over the area where we planted them.   I recently saw one that was truly immense so they do need some sort of maintenance.  An arborist might be a good investment.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 05:50 PM (i3+c5)

27 25
Oh I'm sure Angry Birds The Movie will be coming.

Bring it on Bitches...

Posted by: The Pigs at May 31, 2012 10:50 PM (UXEgP)

 

What are the pigs?

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 05:51 PM (fHyXI)

28 Zork... in 3d

Ka-ching!!!

Posted by: Brilliant Movie Studio Exec at May 31, 2012 05:51 PM (omAPs)

29

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 10:45 PM (UXEgP)

 

Knopfler played many songs in alternate tunings, and all of them as a semi-fingerpicker.  What song were you looking for?

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 05:52 PM (pmxPV)

30 I'm sure Barack Obama, being the unprecedented Jewish historian that he is, is an expert in the role of Witold Pilecki in the Polish death camps.

It's a good think those polacks aren't catholics, or we'd be in a world of shit right now.

Posted by: Marion Barry at May 31, 2012 05:53 PM (HtUdo)

31 I wonder what the cost of that switchblade is?  If it was built with COTS hobby type LiPo's, motors, folding props, 2.4Ghz radio gear/servos, it probably could be done for well under a grand.  Of course, we're probably paying $20k/per for them.

It seems to me a upgraded longer range version of the old M79 40mm "thumper" might still be pretty useful. 

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 05:53 PM (93I0m)

32

Maybe that's why California thinks it can spend without worry... They probably think anything inside of CA is made of Californium 252 and can be sold to pay the bills.

Might explain the DC mentality too... thinking they'll just put California up for sell and try to get market price for Californium 252 for everything within the borders... Or just eventually cede it over to China... (Think China would fall for it?)

Posted by: Dilligas at May 31, 2012 05:53 PM (/Odq7)

33 I was trying to play some guitar chords for a Dire Straits song, the bar chords were physically inpossible, then I saw a picture of Mark Knoffler (sp?) holding a National guitar and his fingers looked like they were 9 inches long, Eric Clapton's fingers look like a foot long...I don't know what this has to do with anything...

But Eric Clapton seems to get some hot chicks...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 10:45 PM (UXEgP)

Nah, as long as you have normal size fingers you should be able to reach the E string for barre chords. Knoffler and Clapton aren't big men.  FWIW, Knoffler finger-picks everything.

BTW, Clapton is married to a 30(?) year old hotel hospitality worker and has a house in Columbus, OH.  His chick days are over.  he's an old man

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 05:53 PM (AxHOT)

34 Ombudsman, if it's too big for the space, I'd have someone come take it out. If you cut it back, it'll probably just get bigger.

You ought to be able to get someone to pay YOU to come get it...a good sized, healthy one might be worth something to a landscape contractor.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2012 05:53 PM (qtKEr)

35 "Eric Clapton's fingers look like a foot long...I don't know what this has to do with anything...
Posted by : KZnextzone"

It matters.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 05:54 PM (d6TfZ)

36

What are the pigs?

 

Your new Overlords...

Posted by: The Pigs now enriching Super Ice at May 31, 2012 05:55 PM (UXEgP)

37 40th?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 05:55 PM (Ho2rs)

38 It's not easy being green, especially if you're a dumbass who put himself in that predicament to live out adolescent dreams about looking like "The Hulk": Hulk prankster stained green after using paint used on ballistic missiles http://tinyurl.com/85n73pf By the way, is that a common problem in Brazil, confusing body/home paint with paint used for ballistic missiles? Seems that these different stocks should be labeled appropriately. Hope this guy learned a valuable lesson.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 31, 2012 05:56 PM (uB19f)

39 With trees, if you chainsaw them down to about 1" off the ground and keep doing it whenever they get uppity, eventually they all get the message.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 05:56 PM (93I0m)

40 I think it was "Brother's in Arms"...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 05:57 PM (UXEgP)

41 Why are thre only 9 minerals on the list of the top 15 most expensive minerals in the world?

Posted by: Michael K. at May 31, 2012 05:57 PM (Gx+Vn)

42 Hendrix wasn't a big man, but he had long-ass fingers. It definitely helps.

On many levels.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2012 05:57 PM (qtKEr)

43 The night stalker scared the crap out of me.... Remember the room full of mannequins?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 05:57 PM (Ho2rs)

44 Hendrix was a chronic fapper

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 05:58 PM (Ho2rs)

45 "The night stalker scared the crap out of me.... Remember the room full of mannequins?
Posted by: phoenixgirl"

The one with the zombie where he had to put salt in its mouth and sew the mouth shut scared the living shit out of me for years. I loved that show.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 05:58 PM (d6TfZ)

46 Bloomberg news is reporting Obama told top donors he will need a 2nd term to re do the healthcare bill.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 05:59 PM (DGIjM)

47 I swear I thought the first pic in the Old Love blog was of a lesbian couple.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 31, 2012 05:59 PM (QnoEr)

48 phoenixgirl, I have always heard he was never without his instrument in hand! 

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2012 05:59 PM (qtKEr)

49 Obama knows more about the American Revolution than George Washington.


Obama knows more about the Declaration of Independence than John Adams.


Obama knows more about the Louisiana Purchase than Thomas Jefferson.


Obama knows more about the Constitution than James Madison.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 31, 2012 06:00 PM (lzvtR)

50 need a 2nd term to re do the healthcare bill

Who'd elect someone who just admitted they sold you defective piece of shit?  What kind of dope would trust the m to fix it?

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 06:01 PM (93I0m)

51 Long day ahead tomorrow, so I am checkin' out early!

Have fun, y'all!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2012 06:01 PM (qtKEr)

52 @  31

     If you could improve accuracy vastly,maybe.  And maybe make it a multiround weapon.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2012 06:01 PM (SAMxH)

53 41 I think it was "Brother's in Arms"...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 10:57 PM (UXEgP)

 

Beautiful song, but that song was in standard tuning.  Sorry man, but it's just practice on that one, and an understanding that you'll never sound like Knopfler - nobody does.

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 06:01 PM (pmxPV)

54 In my defense, if you look at Clapton's fingers in the picture, they're rolled back, if he unleashed them, they would have floored the gas and this would be a tragic last photo...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 06:02 PM (UXEgP)

55 @52.... Bloomberg thinks he meant that it will be struck down and he will have to come up with a more commie solution... in a 2nd term.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 06:02 PM (DGIjM)

56 44 The night stalker scared the crap out of me.... Remember the room full of mannequins? Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 10:57 PM (Ho2rs) I have them all, including both movies - I loved those when I was a kid. Kind of the "Pre-X-Files," was sad when I found out there were so few. Not that they "hold up" in terms of production values, but they were seriously fun shows. Watched them again not too long ago.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 06:02 PM (bxiXv)

57 Night, ms Thor!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 06:02 PM (DGIjM)

58 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2012 06:03 PM (Xb3hu)

59 Who'd elect someone who just admitted they sold you defective piece of shit? What kind of dope would trust the m to fix it? Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 11:01 PM (93I0m) That was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 06:03 PM (bxiXv)

60 I am in awe of some one who'd *volunteer* to be captured and go to Auschwitz.  Sadly, the reward he was given seems to be pretty common for those who are truly brave and loyal.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:03 PM (CQ1cz)

61 Who'd elect someone who just admitted they sold you defective piece of shit? What kind of dope would trust the m to fix it?

We would.

Posted by: Soccer moms, welfare queens, union goons and college kids at May 31, 2012 06:04 PM (vbh31)

62
   Goodnite, Miss Tammy.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2012 06:04 PM (SAMxH)

63 phoenixgirl, I have always heard he was never without his instrument in hand!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2012 10:59 PM (qtKEr)

I have always respected Clapton for his realizing his problem and cleaning himself up, and founding a rehab center in Antigua.

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 06:04 PM (AxHOT)

64 Off, Pretenders sock.  It stuck around longer than intended.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 31, 2012 06:05 PM (pmxPV)

65 you'll never sound like Knopfler - nobody does.

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 11:01 PM

 

Crap, I guess this means I'll never shoot the Garand like Audy Murphy...sigh...

 

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 06:05 PM (UXEgP)

66 Merovign Oooooh I must get them... Amazon? Tammy Exactly!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 06:06 PM (Ho2rs)

67 Anti-matter is a mineral? So is cocaine? And heroin? Huh.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at May 31, 2012 06:06 PM (oipCQ)

68 Howdy and goodnight, Tammy! Catch you some other time.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 31, 2012 06:06 PM (pmxPV)

69 Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2012 11:03 PM (Xb3hu)
No offense, steevy, but I may have beaten you to it...

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 06:07 PM (otfJ1)

70
San Diego eighth grader wins National Spelling Bee with 'guetapens'






And immediately gets her mouth washed out with soap....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2012 06:07 PM (kdS6q)

71 21 Oh I'm sure Angry Birds The Movie will be coming.

Posted by: CDR M at May 31, 2012 10:47 PM (EFzYw)

 

The Birds of Anger - a Short film   http://tinyurl.com/3d3pw8b

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 06:07 PM (GULKT)

72 Seems that "Gutsy Call" isn't so confident that his crap-tastic healthcare "accomplishment" will survive Court muster: Obama Needs More Time to Redo Health Care http://tinyurl.com/7gm23v5

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 31, 2012 06:07 PM (uB19f)

73 I don't want to be rude, but any dumb fuck that would pay $215 for a gram of coke is an idiot.

That's the price for an eight ball.


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Wouldn't the street version be cut considerably?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:08 PM (piMMO)

74 you'll never sound like Knopfler - nobody does

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 11:05 PM (UXEgP)

He has a very unique sound.  Don't know how he sets up his Strat.

(BTW, Fender is going public this year)

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 06:08 PM (AxHOT)

75 "how about some zepplin??? Posted by: blickens"

Any freakin' time!

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (d6TfZ)

76

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 10:57 PM (Ho2rs)

 

I just watched those on Netflix streaming about a year ago.  Glad I didn't see them as a kid, *especially* the manniquin one. As it is, I usually had them running in a background window while playing computer games so that I wouldn't actually *see* them.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (CQ1cz)

77 Oooooh I must get them... Amazon? Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 11:06 PM (Ho2rs) The episodes are cheap but for some unknown reason (rarity) the pre- and post-movies are crazy expensive now. Go for the 20-ep season on Amazon, but look elsewhere for the movies.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (bxiXv)

78 That list is wrong on so many levels. The drug prices are way off and LSD isn't even sold by weight.

Posted by: runninrebel at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (N/1Dm)

79 Platinum is cheaper than gold right now, and rhodium is even cheaper.

Posted by: schizoid at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (b8vXk)

80 I live in Fender town...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 06:09 PM (UXEgP)

81 Crap, I guess this means I'll never shoot the Garand like Audy Murphy...sigh...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 11:05 PM (UXEgP)

 

On the plus side, you'll never have to, I'll never have to... thanks to men like Audie Murphy. 

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 31, 2012 06:10 PM (pmxPV)

82 Anyone watch the whole Wisconsin debate? Any take-aways?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 06:10 PM (nUY/O)

83 So I should be buying heroin rather than gold?

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 06:10 PM (93I0m)

84 Ima! Long time no see!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 06:10 PM (kaalw)

85 Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 11:01 PM (93I0m)


Think about Obama, unfettered by any thought of running for a third term, "redoing" healthcare based on the lessons learned from the first debacle.  Then layer on all the other destructive socialist goodies that he didn't have time to get to do in this term.


Don't know about the rest of you, but those very thoughts are keeping me awake at night until November 6 (and probably longer due to unresolved election fraud).

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:10 PM (i3+c5)

86 "He has a very unique sound. Don't know how he sets up his Strat.(BTW, Fender is going public this year)
Posted by: Ombudsman"

Heard a story once that Ted Nugent got frustrated trying to replicate Eddie Van Halen's pedal and guitar settings to try to replicate Eddie's sound. He couldn't do it. (But I do love the Nuge.)

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:11 PM (d6TfZ)

87 A Dogwood that big and old is a pretty rare and valuable tree.  I would call an arborist or a county extention agent prior to hacking away on the tree.  There is a right and wrong time to trim trees harshly.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 06:11 PM (JKNDp)

88 That Witold Pilecki story is just really and truly awful.

Talk about an ungrateful nation.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:11 PM (piMMO)

89 Why is Brazil painting ballistic missiles?

Posted by: Jean at May 31, 2012 06:11 PM (v6YdM)

90 Heard a story once that Ted Nugent got frustrated trying to replicate Eddie Van Halen's pedal and guitar settings to try to replicate Eddie's sound. He couldn't do it. (But I do love the Nuge.)


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Well, dd he get really and truly stoned first?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:12 PM (piMMO)

91 Not to be a contrarian (but I am), but I've watched many very good guitarists who have shorter-than-average fingers. Some aspects of speed and leverage come into play.

When the arch-top orchestral guitar was king, your typical long-fingered artiste would not have been able to hold the strings down. They were heavy-gauge, high off the board, and damned tight. All grand barres, all the time. 

Posted by: comatus at May 31, 2012 06:12 PM (ZOlM3)

92 Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 11:10 PM (kaalw)

I know, I know. I did finally graduate from college (after 27 years) but work has been kicking my ass since then. I've become an early to bed, early to rise kind of gal. I hope to remedy that soon.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 06:12 PM (otfJ1)

93 Okay, I was sucked in by the old love pictures.  On page three, there is a hilarious picture of David Bowie, and for the morons, teh boobies start on page five.

Posted by: no good deed at May 31, 2012 06:12 PM (mjR67)

94 He has a very unique sound. Don't know how he sets up his Strat.(BTW, Fender is going public this year)

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 11:08 PM (AxHOT)

He's been almost exclusively playing Les Pauls since about forever ago. 

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 31, 2012 06:13 PM (pmxPV)

95 Jean What else are they going to do ?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2012 06:13 PM (Ho2rs)

96 Make that page 6.

Posted by: no good deed at May 31, 2012 06:13 PM (mjR67)

97 And I'm back on the train, ohh ohh I'm back with the choom gang /somebody please make this parody happen Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 10:49 PM tell me about it...for a week or more now, the radio in my head has been playing "...that's the sound of the men workin' on the choom gaaang" where's Paul Shanklin when you need him?

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 31, 2012 06:13 PM (JMmQ9)

98 "Well, dd he get really and truly stoned first?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse"

Certainly wouldn't have hurt.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:13 PM (d6TfZ)

99 Think about Obama, unfettered by any thought of running for a third term..

“Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite.” - Joseph de Maistre


Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 06:14 PM (93I0m)

100 I know, I know. I did finally graduate from college (after 27 years) Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 11:12 PM (otfJ1) ... ...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 06:14 PM (bxiXv)

101 94 Why is Brazil painting ballistic missiles? Good question, and why would that type of paint be readily available to civilians in Brazil?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 31, 2012 06:14 PM (uB19f)

102 You know what would really clinch the election for Elizabeth Warren?  All she'd have to do is say, "Did I say Native American?  I meant to say I was 1/32nd Kennedy."  She'd get 125% of the votes cast.

Good thing she's too stupid to try this.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 31, 2012 06:14 PM (i0App)

103 Stranglehold is still the best ever...

Posted by: KZnextzone at May 31, 2012 06:14 PM (UXEgP)

104 Well, dd he get really and truly stoned first?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:12 PM (piMMO)

Actually, Nuge has never touched drugs or alcohol, and is vehement about it

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 06:15 PM (AxHOT)

105 Pilcki's story is one of true heroism.  Damn shame Hollywood has so many good ideas for movies and doesn't have room for a true hero.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 06:15 PM (JKNDp)

106 "black dog
Posted by: blickens"

Throw in "Trampled Underfoot" and you've got yourself a date. Hell, for that song, I'll be a cheap date IYKWIM.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:15 PM (d6TfZ)

107

Posted by: schizoid at May 31, 2012 11:09 PM (b8vXk)

 

Really?  They've dropped enormously in the last couple of years then.  The platinum and rhodium guazes were probably *the* single highest  non-labor  expense  at the chemical plant my late husband was accountant for.  That was a couple of years ago though, so it's not like I've been keeping up with the prices since.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:15 PM (CQ1cz)

108 That is some pure cocaine, I'm gonna start diggin for some californium.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 31, 2012 06:15 PM (tKFT6)

109 >>>>Actually, Nuge has never touched drugs or alcohol, and is vehement about it


Actually, he's had a couple beers.

Posted by: runninrebel at May 31, 2012 06:16 PM (N/1Dm)

110 Knopfler's guitar on "Money for Nothing" is an attempted clone of ZZ Top's tone.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 06:16 PM (kaalw)

111 Over at Drudge, from Bloomberg: Obama telling top donors that he may have to revisit healthcare if the SCOTUS rules against him.

So...first reaction is well, no shit!

But then you realize that THAT is a totally different story than he's selling to the masses. To hear him tell it, he's absolutely confident that it will pass scrutiny.

He's already starting the cya.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:16 PM (piMMO)

112 He's been almost exclusively playing Les Pauls since about forever ago.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at May 31, 2012 11:13 PM (pmxPV)

Really?  Haven't seen him live but in every video, it's fender

Posted by: Ombudsman at May 31, 2012 06:17 PM (AxHOT)

113 Make that page 6.

I don't know who Uschi Obermaier is, but  ... damn!

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 31, 2012 06:18 PM (QnoEr)

114 Good question, and why would that type of paint be readily available to civilians in Brazil?

Probably just a very high quality high-temp aviation enamel.  There was probably a govt surplus lot sold off somewhere, maybe here, that made its way there.  The govt surplusses off all kind of odd stuff.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at May 31, 2012 06:18 PM (93I0m)

115 Obama knows more about the Cuban Missile-Crisis than John Kennedy.


Obama knows more about the Great Society than Lyndon Johnson.


Obama knows more about Watergate than Richard Nixon.


Obama knows more about Watergate pardons than Gerald Ford.


Obama knows more about malaise than Jimmy Carter.


Obama knows more about the Cold War than Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 31, 2012 06:18 PM (lzvtR)

116 Evenin', all

Posted by: Boomer Redneque wants to know if it's November yet at May 31, 2012 06:19 PM (eQnzo)

117 Actually, Nuge has never touched drugs or alcohol, and is vehement about it



****

Exactly.

EV was a stone cold druggie. How can Uncle Ted hope to duplicate his play without that kind of lubrication?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:19 PM (piMMO)

118 Ack. I'm such a loser. It's not even 10:30 (central) and I have to call it a night. So glad I finally made it back to the ONT. I'll build up my stamina and hang out more often. Love and miss my 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at May 31, 2012 06:20 PM (otfJ1)

119 96 Heard a story once that Ted Nugent got frustrated trying to replicate
Eddie Van Halen's pedal and guitar settings to try to replicate Eddie's
sound. He couldn't do it. (But I do love the Nuge.)


I recall reading one time that one of Eddie's tricks was to use a variac to lower the AC voltage feeding his amplifiers in order to get a unique sound from them.

Posted by: Mtenloch at May 31, 2012 06:20 PM (pAlYe)

120 Okay, I was sucked in by the old love pictures. On page three, there is a hilarious picture of David Bowie, and for the morons, teh boobies start on page five.


****

It took some time for it to hit me who was who in that photo.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:21 PM (piMMO)

121 Let's see.... http://tinyurl.com/75xdsr6 ....nope, that doesn't look like a Fender to me.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 06:21 PM (kaalw)

122 Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 11:15 PM (CQ1cz)


According to Kitco, gold is $1555/oz, platinum $1397, and rhodium $1275. Rhodium was as high as $10000 a few years ago.


Posted by: schizoid at May 31, 2012 06:22 PM (b8vXk)

123 " All grand barres, all the time.
Posted by: comatus"

I've heard that the best drummers have wide palms and short, stubby fingers. See Neil Peart, Phil (douchbag) Collins.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:22 PM (d6TfZ)

124

Well my Daddy left home when I was Three

 

He didn't leave much for Ma and me...

Posted by: Johnny Cash telling Obama to suck it up at May 31, 2012 06:24 PM (UXEgP)

125 Yea, Thunder win one..

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 06:25 PM (fHyXI)

126 Painite makes a fine gemstone, with a Mohs hardness of 8. That's comparable to ruby (9) or sapphire (9)or emerald ( . In order for a gem to not get scratched up, it must be harder than quartz sand (aka, dirt) with a hardness of 7.
 
Things of higher hardness can scratch softer things. Items with poor wearability include pearls (3.5), opals (6), and turquoise (5.5).
 
Thus endeth today's jewelry lesson.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 06:25 PM (ccXZP)

127

EV was a stone cold druggie. How can Uncle Ted hope to duplicate his play without that kind of lubrication?

 

Clapton was 10x the player when he was still  on coke and  heroin.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 06:25 PM (HPDbq)

128 WHAZZAaaaaaaaaap! roonz and roonettez! Beautimus night tonight, went out cruizing but came home when the lightning started to flash. I didn't think we were supposed to get rain tonight, but I know we're supposed to have some tomorrow so maybe it's showing up early.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:25 PM (yh0zB)

129

Posted by: schizoid at May 31, 2012 11:22 PM (b8vXk)

 

Looks like gold's gone up some since Monty quit with the DOOM thread and the others have indeed come down a lot.  I think they were running around $3,000-$3,500 when John was having to pay attention.  It made even an expensive reclamation worthwhile and when one of the guazes was misplaced for a bit, OMG, there were *many* unhappy people.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:26 PM (CQ1cz)

130 Hee. He always makes me laugh.

Velociman has dubbed Obama "kangaroo arms" for his little prance down the stairs of AF1. It seems it might be a series now.

A bumper sticker reveals a completely new and different take on Forward.

And, he jumped into the fray on Kimbelin Friday, so good on 'em!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:27 PM (piMMO)

131 Clapton was 10x the player when he was still on coke andheroin.


*****

See?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:28 PM (piMMO)

132 Gonna be a wet night in OhioDan land tonight.  Here is a great weather radar page.  Note the track on South West Ohio.  http://tinyurl.com/nvmse  If you are in a weather related industry you may want to bookmark this radar page.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 06:28 PM (JKNDp)

133 Evening 'roons and 'ettes.  Another beautiful night on the Western Slope. 

Posted by: Alex at May 31, 2012 06:28 PM (tGh6R)

134 Throw in "Trampled Underfoot" and you've got yourself a date. Hell, for that song, I'll be a cheap date IYKWIM.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 11:15 PM (d6TfZ)



How're YOU doin'???

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:29 PM (yh0zB)

135

Eddie uses a lot of digital delays and Chorus thingys, I seem to remember Ted saying a guitar, a cord and an amp, and nothing in between to F*ck up  the signal...

 

I also think he likes tubed amps, something I remember when he was on BBC2 radio back in 1980..

Posted by: Kznextzone at May 31, 2012 06:29 PM (UXEgP)

136

The story of that brave Polish Army officer shows why the Polish were deeply offended when the SCOAMF talked about "Polish death camps" rather than "Nazi death camps in Poland."  It is an important distinction to the Poles because both Hitler and Stalin pursued policies of ethnic cleansing in an attempt to eliminate Polish culture.  An estimated 25% of  Poland's  population was killed in WWII.

 

Last I've heard, President Gutsy Call can't take 30 seconds to apologize for a slip of the tongue and say he never meant to imply that the Polish government operated death camps.   Doing  that would harsh the God-King's mellow.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 06:30 PM (M0NzJ)

137 Now that we've all been assaulted for several days with the photo of the rodentine defacto POTUS, would it be too much to ask the photo be removed?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:31 PM (piMMO)

138 A bumper sticker reveals a completely new and different take on Forward.

And, he jumped into the fray on Kimbelin Friday, so good on 'em!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:27 PM (piMMO)



I saw the "Lean Forward" bumper sticker, that guy ain't right (and that's why he's linked on my blog!)


NDH, you're in J-ville FL right? How are things down there, daughter keeps telling me everything is just peachy but I've seen some pics on the news and it looks like youse guys got some pretty high water down there. I remember Cassat used to flood pretty good up by the I-10 interchange.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:32 PM (yh0zB)

139 YOU WILL BE SUCKED


lol, Konami is having their E3 presser at 1:30 AM eastern tonight

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:33 PM (tw6Ar)

140

a man needs a wah wah pedal.

chicks dig the wah.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 06:33 PM (HPDbq)

141 Is that Batman Brand Antimatter?

http://tinyurl.com/18r

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 06:34 PM (3aXbg)

142 "How're YOU doin'???
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde"

Hey, big fella, got any Zeppelin? ;-)

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:34 PM (d6TfZ)

143 140 Now that we've all been assaulted for several days with the photo of the rodentine defacto POTUS, would it be too much to ask the photo be removed?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:31 PM (piMMO)

 

Since its being put up by rdbrewer who has a fetish for old dudes wearing hot pants and Big Sis Napalitano, good luck with that.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 06:34 PM (GULKT)

144

Shameless plug time. There's  a new post at the Poliblog.  

 

I have to say, David Hogberg the writer for Investors .com is a very nice guy.  I was checking an impression with @SooperMexican since he'd been at the Walker/Kimberlin hearing and Hogberg, who was in the mentions, sent me the portion of his notes that dealt with the question I had.  I didn't even ask, he offered  and e-mailed them to me right away and was very patient with my gooberishness about not thinking to "follow" him so he could message me privately.   

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:34 PM (CQ1cz)

145 lol, Konami is having their E3 presser at 1:30 AM eastern tonight

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 11:33 PM (tw6Ar)

 

They did a pre-E3 press conference last year too.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 06:35 PM (GULKT)

146 I recall reading one time that one of Eddie's tricks was to use a variac to lower the AC voltage feeding his amplifiers in order to get a unique sound from them.

Yeah, just read him talking about that in an Esquire interview, said he got a Marshall from an ad in the paper and didn't know it was form England and 220v and he originally hooked a light dimmer up to it to compensate for the 120 here and then went to the variac.

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 06:35 PM (HI6wa)

147

Posted by: Kznextzone at May 31, 2012 11:29 PM (UXEgP)

 

Tons of compression, too.  Not as bad as Trey, but a lot of the stuff. 

Pretty sure he used a heavy noise gate as well.  They were all the rage back then.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 06:36 PM (HPDbq)

148 132 Polliwog,
Were those used as catalysts?
Not getting what they were doing with those rare-metal-gauzes...

Posted by: ChrisP at May 31, 2012 06:36 PM (626PS)

149 Using the word "strategery"...World Class Idiocy

Calling one of your closest allies, and one of NAZI Germany's main victims, death camp operators...no BFD.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 06:36 PM (3aXbg)

150 Good evening.

You know what I love?

I love me some HEAVY METAL!

Tonight, dear 'Rons and 'Ettes, I present to you the Iron Maiden classic, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son.

CRANK IT!

Moonchild

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Yn72QM-lg

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:36 PM (F79HU)

151 Here's that Eddie interview - http://www.esquire.com/features/music/eddie-van-halen-profile-0512

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 06:36 PM (HI6wa)

152 They did a pre-E3 press conference last year too.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 11:35 PM (GULKT)


yep, god do I hope Tak Fuiji is in it and I wonder if Konami will remember to turn off fast forwarding this year

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:37 PM (tw6Ar)

153 "he (Eddie Van) originally hooked a light dimmer up to it to compensate for the 120 here and then went to the variac.
Posted by: booger"

You know, I don't care that Eddie looks like a methhead, I still think he's freakin' brilliant. Still one of my favorites, but I always defer to GuitarMaster Jimmy Page, first and foremost.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:37 PM (d6TfZ)

154 Is everyone else on the Walker thread?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 06:37 PM (nrW1y)

155

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:31 PM (piMMO)

 

Agreed.  That rat/weasel face gives me the willies every time it comes up.  It did mean that I could show my kids "this is the person who gives the president all those spectacularly stupid ideas" but they weren't very impressed.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:37 PM (CQ1cz)

156 So I damaged a tire today going over a curb and I'm going to have to replace it. I know traditionally you should replace a tire in pairs - is there any value in replacing all 4 at once?

My tires are rated at 80k and they are just about to 70k, so it is almost time anyway...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 06:37 PM (3aXbg)

157 >>>a man needs a wah wahpedal.

Had one hooked up to TOTUS a long time ago.

Posted by: SCoaMF at May 31, 2012 06:38 PM (omAPs)

158 Hey, big fella, got any Zeppelin? ;-)

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 11:34 PM (d6TfZ)



Just for you... http://tinyurl.com/5w3tne



Hya Polliwog, I'll have to check out your new post. I saw on last night's ONT you mentioned your John was only 34. Damn, that's far too young. Laura was 45.


Almost 2 years now. I think you and me need to go get a drink or something next time I'm up visiting the folks. We can meet up with chemjeff in St Joe, that's about halfway I think.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:38 PM (yh0zB)

159 I have been having way too much fun abusing the Lizzy Warren defenders over at the WaPo.

Even the Dems have realized that her credibility is shot.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 06:38 PM (O3R/2)

160

Posted by: ChrisP at May 31, 2012 11:36 PM (626PS)

 

Yes. He was the plant accountant for an ammonium nitrate plant.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:39 PM (CQ1cz)

161 The Rockford Files is a great TV show with the best TV theme song evah!! I still love watching it.

Posted by: stillers at May 31, 2012 06:39 PM (QBWvI)

162 NDH, you're in J-ville FL right? How are things down there, daughter keeps telling me everything is just peachy but I've seen some pics on the news and it looks like youse guys got some pretty high water down there. I remember Cassat used to flood pretty good up by the I-10 interchange.


****

I am, indeed.

The storm took out a lot of trees and fences and a few roofs, but the rain was the big trouble-maker. The regular spots flooded pretty severely; Cassat and I-10, St. Johns Avenue in Riverside, San Marco Blvd, and the creeks over on the Northside.

I drove A1A up to Fort Clinch yesterday and through Amelia Island where there are so many trees, it was pretty interesting. There were some really big oaks that were toppled over and other trees that just snapped in half, but the surprising thing was how many trees appeared to be twisted apart. To my knowledge, we didn't have any tornadoes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:39 PM (piMMO)

163 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 11:30 PM (M0NzJ)


The Katyn Forest Massacre will never be mentioned by a marxist either.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:40 PM (i3+c5)

164

Seventh Son!

 

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 06:40 PM (HPDbq)

165 The Rockford Files is a great TV show with the best TV theme song evah!! I still love watching it.


****

Yeah and it's breaking my heart that they are filming a movie starring Vince Friggin Vaughn in the lead

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:40 PM (piMMO)

166

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 11:38 PM (yh0zB)

 

That'd be nice.  The similarities between their passings is actually a little disconcerting.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:41 PM (CQ1cz)

167 HA's Headline news has it that the DOJ is unlikely to retry Silky Pony.
 
Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 06:41 PM (ccXZP)

168 "Just for you...
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde"

Much appreciated! Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go take a cold shower...

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:42 PM (d6TfZ)

169 The Rockford Files is a great TV show with the best TV theme song evah!! I still love watching it.

Posted by: stillers at May 31, 2012 11:39 PM (QBWvI)


sure for not being a show called Terriers (rest thy prince for you were cut down too soon)

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:43 PM (tw6Ar)

170 Infinite Dreams

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

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:43 PM (F79HU)

171 Calling one of your closest allies, and one of NAZI Germany's main victims, death camp operators...no BFD.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 11:36 PM (3aXbg)

 

----------------------->

 

All those those douche-bags, Marxists and poseurs at the White House aren't close to being as worldly as they think they are.  The SCOAMF isn't as well-read as he pretends to be.   I remember reading an article comparing President G.W. Bush's reading to that of the SCOAMF:  Bush was concurrently reading multiple books of different topics while Obama read magazine and newspaper articles about himself.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 06:43 PM (M0NzJ)

172

168 Niedermeyer's Dead Horse,  They're still going ahead with that?? I'll pass. Nobody can play James Rockford except James Garner! Good thing I have the TV shows on DVD.

Posted by: stillers at May 31, 2012 06:43 PM (QBWvI)

173 159 So I damaged a tire today going over a curb and I'm going to have to replace it. I know traditionally you should replace a tire in pairs - is there any value in replacing all 4 at once? Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 11:37 PM (3aXbg) Depends on the car. For example, some viscous-coupling AWD cars (like the early (pre-2000) Volvo AWD) require all the tires to be within a certain diameter tolerance, too much difference can wear the AWD coupling down. Let us know what kind of car or check online. For most cars (your corollas or regals or whatever) that aren't AWD, I would try to make sure my drive wheels matched but otherwise BFD. If they were free I'd always replace all four.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 06:44 PM (bxiXv)

174 Nothing against the Rockford Files opening but I think Hawaii Five-O has the best opening theme ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 06:45 PM (nrW1y)

175 Hot Air links to another Obama surrogate praising Mitt Romney. He describes Mitt's 'stellar business career' and adds that Romney 'meets the threshold to be President'. You will never guess who said that.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 06:46 PM (nUY/O)

176 Oh, and it's not Clueless Joe.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 06:46 PM (nUY/O)

177 All right, all right. I played Maverick, I guess I can play Jim Rockford too.

I'll need his Firebird.



Oh, but first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at May 31, 2012 06:47 PM (omAPs)

178 Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 11:37 PM (3aXbg)

Replace all four for a lot of AWD vehicles due to transmission requirements.  Pairs make sense for most others.  4x4 is per owner's manual (IOW RTFM)

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:47 PM (i3+c5)

179 hard to beat Bonanza!

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 06:47 PM (HPDbq)

180 159 18-1,
 
Yeah I'd replace all 4 in that case. At a minimum, replace at least two. The old wisdom was to put the 2 new ones on the front and the older ones on the back. Now though, you actually have to sign a waiver to get them to do this -- studies have shown a greater risk of spinout with the new ones on the front. Maybe that's due to most cars being front wheel drive now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 06:47 PM (ccXZP)

181 18-1, if you are 70K through a set of 80K tires I'd seriously consider changing them all at once. If not at least replace them in pairs, put the new tires on the front.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:47 PM (yh0zB)

182 >>>I know traditionally you should replace a tire in pairs - is there any value in replacing all 4 at once?


You have 70k on 80k tires and you broke one. You should replace all four.

Posted by: runninrebel at May 31, 2012 06:48 PM (N/1Dm)

183 Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9DBafBhDSc

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:48 PM (F79HU)

184 studies have shown a greater risk of spinout with the new ones on the front. Maybe that's due to most cars being front wheel drive now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 11:47 PM (ccXZP)



DOH! Yeah, on the back not on the front. My tire guy just told me this, too. Yep, the good tires on the back keep the rear axle planted when things get squirrely and since there's generally less weight back there you want as much grip as possible.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 06:49 PM (yh0zB)

185 sure for not being a show called Terriers (rest thy prince for you were cut down too soon)

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 11:43 PM (tw6Ar)



The pilot cured me of any desire to watch further episodes of that one.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:49 PM (i3+c5)

186 sure for not being a show called Terriers (rest thy prince for you were cut down too soon)


****

Great show, shitty name

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:49 PM (piMMO)

187 hard to beat Bonanza!

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 11:47 PM (HPDbq)



http://tinyurl.com/76goxdk

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:50 PM (tw6Ar)

188

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 11:46 PM (nUY/O)

 

Duval Patrick?  I heard he accidentally  ended up  supporting  Romney's record.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 31, 2012 06:50 PM (CQ1cz)

189 The pilot cured me of any desire to watch further episodes of that one.


***

Really? I liked it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:50 PM (piMMO)

190 Great show, shitty name

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:49 PM (piMMO)


yeah, at least it ended on a decent note though

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:51 PM (tw6Ar)

191

no love for the Miami Vice song?

 

I played it once at the Tampa Zoo, all the Flamingos flew away...

Posted by: Kznextzone at May 31, 2012 06:51 PM (UXEgP)

192
yeah, at least it ended on a decent note though


***

I missed it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:51 PM (piMMO)

193

Ha, this will leave a mark. Bill Clinton says Romney's Business Background is Sterling.

http://tinyurl.com/7xgm3br

Posted by: robtr at May 31, 2012 06:52 PM (MtwBb)

194
You will never guess who said that.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 11:46 PM (nUY/O)


Romney must have pictures of Deval.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:52 PM (F79HU)

195 Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZRv1wmFoS0

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:52 PM (F79HU)

196 Nothing against the Rockford Files opening but I think Hawaii Five-O has the best opening theme ever. Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 11:45 PM The Miami Vice opening theme was pretty epic, IIRC

Posted by: Jan Hammer at May 31, 2012 06:52 PM (JMmQ9)

197 191 Nope. Another one. That makes two major Obama surrogates praising Romney. Is this smart?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 06:52 PM (nUY/O)

198 Hey all you romney fans....just a reminder....answer the email.....have dinner with mitt and anne.....but on the east coast it's almost midnight...

If one of us wins.....we all win!!!

Posted by: contrarian... at May 31, 2012 06:53 PM (oZfic)

199 Its not an AWD - a Ford sedan.

There is no price difference between getting 2 or 4 - it is exactly the same price per tire. So I was just hoping to get another year of the front tires (damaged the back).

The price isn't a super concern though if there is value in replacing all 4 at once.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 06:53 PM (3aXbg)

200 no love for the Miami Vice song?

I played it once at the Tampa Zoo, all the Flamingos flew away...


****

I love this clip:

http://bit.ly/KCMzzr


I wish I could find MV in syndication.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:53 PM (piMMO)

201 Bonanza! is a good choice too but I prefer the Hawaii Five-O to the other two because the way the screenshots match and change with the music. Although I did like hearing the lyrics sung by Paul (IIRC) on Cheers.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 06:53 PM (nrW1y)

202 Really? I liked it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:50 PM (piMMO)



Maybe I will retry via NETFLIX streaming.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:54 PM (i3+c5)

203

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 11:52 PM (nUY/O)


Is this the one you meant?

OH SHIT!

http://tinyurl.com/775ghao

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:54 PM (F79HU)

204 robtr, yeah. Bill Clinton. Seriously? I don't remember McCain surrogates heaping praise on Obama. Of course, they didn't need to since McCain praised him enough.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at May 31, 2012 06:55 PM (nUY/O)

205 The Katyn Forest Massacre will never be mentioned by a marxist either.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 11:40 PM (i3+c5)

--------------------->>>

I'm of Polish ancestry and I vaguely remember as a kid my parents taking me to visit a great-aunt who's husband had been a Polish Army officer.  He escaped from a Russian train and was able to get to the U.K. They found each other after the war ended and came to America.  His health was damaged and he died relatively young.  She didn't have good things to say about Russians.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 06:55 PM (M0NzJ)

206 I missed it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 11:51 PM (piMMO)


definitely worth tracking down a torrent or buying on Amazon

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 06:55 PM (tw6Ar)

207 The theme for Taxi is pretty good. One of the best of all times I think.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2012 06:56 PM (jucos)

208 Posted by: contrarian... at May 31, 2012 11:53 PM (oZfic)

Will we get a chance to dance with the horses?

At an Obama dinner, I would be looking for cheval items on the menu.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:56 PM (i3+c5)

209 The Miami Vice opening theme was pretty epic, IIRC


*****

Looking back, what a ground-breaking show. I don't think music had ever been incorporated in a drama in such a way. The good guys didn't always win. The bad guys sometimes got away.

Pastels were king.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 06:57 PM (piMMO)

210 Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqr_cAxKEv8

Okay, this one is epic so you need to turn up the volume REALLY FUCKIN' LOUD!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 06:57 PM (F79HU)

211 If you only change one tire you will regret it.

Posted by: runninrebel at May 31, 2012 06:58 PM (N/1Dm)

212 "Nothing against the Rockford Files opening but I think Hawaii Five-O has the best opening theme ever.
Posted by: andycanuck"

OK, I'll get blasted for this, but I love the theme song for "The Monkees". Fun, singable, and lets you know exactly what you're in for. 30 minutes of mindless fun. (And yes, I'm biased, 'cause I STILL love that show.)

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 06:58 PM (d6TfZ)

213 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 11:55 PM (M0NzJ)


Polish ancestry or no, this was an atrocity hidden from the light of day by the communists/socialists elites for years.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 06:59 PM (i3+c5)

214 Minimizing the impact of "defense" spending and emphasizing the growth of entitlement programs is a prelude to dishonesty. Everything has to be cut. No exceptions.

Posted by: Jordan at May 31, 2012 06:59 PM (RSG1I)

215 VV can carry off Jimmy, but who's gonna be Angel?

Posted by: Rocket Surgery at May 31, 2012 06:59 PM (4qU0l)

216 "It is his writing we are concerned about, and specifically his latest presentation, which is, for lack of a better word, the most disturbing and scary forecast of the future of the world we have ever seen...."http://tinyurl.com/7vk2d85

Posted by: contrarian... at May 31, 2012 06:59 PM (oZfic)

217 Well roonz and roonettez, I have to be up early to take the 'stang in for an oil change, so I'm out. I leave you with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV56ddCiaus


You've been a wonderful audience...GOOD NIGHT!!!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 07:00 PM (yh0zB)

218 I didn't watch Miami Vice although the few bikini ass shots on the YouTube clip I just watched certainly help its cause.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 07:00 PM (nrW1y)

219

the best theme Beverly Hills Cop

 

http://tinyurl.com/73525ww

Posted by: indigo child at May 31, 2012 07:00 PM (xXhWA)

220

I just caught the last part of O'Reily's two hot chicks debating segment.  Tonights topic was Nanny Bloomer's soda restriction.  OReilly suports Bloomberg.  He we have to do something about obeseity and this sends the public a message.  O'really's a douchebag of the first order.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 07:00 PM (JKNDp)

221 "You've been a wonderful audience...GOOD NIGHT!!!"
Posted by GGE of the Moron Horde

Thanks again for the song! Always makes my day!

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:01 PM (d6TfZ)

222

Iron Maiden fans should check out the movie about their plane...

 

 

Posted by: Kznextzone at May 31, 2012 07:01 PM (UXEgP)

223

I'm having one of my favorite snacks.  A beer and crackers with bunghole cheese spread.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 07:02 PM (JKNDp)

224 The Katyn Forest Massacre will never be mentioned by a marxist either.
---
IIRC, the largest mass murder by one individual in human history - an NKVD officer killed an unbelievable 7,000 Polish prisoners by himself.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 07:02 PM (3aXbg)

225 Good night, GGE!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:02 PM (F79HU)

226 161 Hey, big fella, got any Zeppelin? ;-)


Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 11:34 PM (d6TfZ)


Just for you...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 31, 2012 11:38 PM (yh0zB)


When you know to look for it, it's truly amazing what a tiny guy Jimmy Page is -- he's dwarfed by the LP he's playing.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 07:03 PM (kaalw)

227 " A beer and crackers with bunghole cheese spread.
Posted by: Ohio Dan"

That's not what I think it is, is it?

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:03 PM (d6TfZ)

228

The song from Revenge of the Nerds where they won the fraternity prize..

 

I want that as a ring tone...

Posted by: Kznextzone at May 31, 2012 07:03 PM (UXEgP)

229 I can see defending The Monkees both for its theme music and content for what it was meant to be. I watched it and liked it as a child. And just a few days ago I had "I'm a believer" running through my head although I can't recall the stimulus. Maybe the Muzak at a store?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 07:03 PM (nrW1y)

230

Good evening, ruffians.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 31, 2012 07:04 PM (JDIKC)

231 "he's dwarfed by the LP he's playing.
Posted by: cthulhu"

It is odd, isn't it? Still, the shortest guy I ever dated was an outstanding drummer. And had a major schvanschtuker, too.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:05 PM (d6TfZ)

232 Polish ancestry or no, this was an atrocity hidden from the light of day by the communists/socialists elites for years.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2012 11:59 PM (i3+c5)

--------------------->>>

 

In an ironic twist, the Germans found the Katyn Forest killing fields and made a big deal about blaming the Russians.  Of course, the Germans were killing Poles in wholesale lots, too; so, Uncle Joe blamed the Germans and most of the rest of the world didn't know what to think about the murders since a world war was going on.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 31, 2012 07:05 PM (M0NzJ)

233 O'really's a douchebag of the first order.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 01, 2012 12:00 AM (JKNDp)


Maybe I missed something somewhere down the line, but O'Reilly is right-leaning in what regard exactly?


There's so much gnashing of teeth that comes from the left about the evil right-wing Fox News and I still can't figure out where they're hiding all the right-wingers.


Fox Bidness?  Napolitano got canceled.  Stossel?  I think that's about it, right?

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:05 PM (F79HU)

234 Minimizing the impact of "defense" spending and emphasizing the growth of entitlement programs is a prelude to dishonesty. Everything has to be cut. No exceptions.
***
True to an extent - however, it is important to consider the end goal. There should be no entitlement spending, and in fact the majority of federal spending should be defense.

So while defense spending may need a trim, almost everything else should be getting a Mexican drug cartel chainsaw shave.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 31, 2012 07:05 PM (3aXbg)

235 Iron Maiden fans should check out the movie about their plane...

Posted by: Kznextzone at June 01, 2012 12:01 AM (UXEgP)


Flight 666!  Totally worth it.


And it's also worth seeing how mind-bendingly insane South American audiences are.  I'd love to see a Maiden show in someplace oike Colombia or Argentina.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:07 PM (F79HU)

236 Iron Maiden - The Prophecy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixOKv3bleJg

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:07 PM (F79HU)

237 We're doing theme songs? Allrighty then - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l3a7lsEgFM

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:07 PM (HI6wa)

238 Re: Most Expensive minerals Have those commodities speculators been bidding up the price of AntiMatter again?

Posted by: T at May 31, 2012 07:08 PM (HwdJ8)

239 Good evening, Imperio de Jefe!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:08 PM (F79HU)

240 OReilly suports Bloomberg. Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 01, 2012 12:00 AM (JKNDp) Yeah, people just waste freedom anyway. Better to get rid of it, let stupid grubby-fingered bureaucrats and politicians make all the decisions. Freakin' idiots. If you want to sell yourself into slavery, get your own damned plane tickets to the Sudan or North Korea, don't try to bring slavery here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:08 PM (bxiXv)

241 My dilithium stocks have been taking a real beating for some reason. I blame Bush.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2012 07:09 PM (nrW1y)

242 definitely worth tracking down a torrent or buying on Amazon


****

AHA! the entire season/series is on Netflix.

BTW, I've been a major fan of Netflix since they first started up, but with them losing out on some of the movie deals the past couple of years they have been sliding. I'm still with them, but now I'm also trying out Amazon's Prime program. Thus far, they have a much better selection of both movies and tv shows. And, anything not in the Prime program can still be rented or purchased for a price, an option not available at Netflix. Then again, Terriers is $1.99 per episode at Amazon so, in this particular case, Netflix beats them.

The Amazon Prime program is less than $80 a year, so its a really good deal.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:10 PM (piMMO)

243 "We're doing theme songs? Allrighty then"
Posted by: booger

Nice one! MST3K would have had a field day with one of those episodes.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:10 PM (d6TfZ)

244 Hello all, got over 2 inches of rain last night plus a little hail damage. We needed the rain, but you can have the hail. Also, had to put my dog Riley down this evening. Now I didn't come on here to garner sympathy, I just wanted to let folks know that he was the best Dog I have ever owned. He was a Golden Retriever that I adopted all the way back in 1997. He was a rescue Dog from a bad situation and was already 2 years old at the time. So doing the math, that made him 17 years old at the time of his death. I thankfully had him for 15 years and am so lucky to have had his companionship. No better friend in my life than he and I hope he felt the same way about me. Drinking in his honor and I'm sure that if he would have been able to talk, he would say that I never needed an excuse to drink.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 07:10 PM (ZOf1l)

245

Probably not.  Bunghole cheese is also called sapsago and is named for looking like a plug for a barrel.  Nowdays bungs are threaded in faucets for barrels.  I grate it into Philly cheese and blend it.  My grandkeds call it Grampa's stinky cheese and we enjoy eating it together.  It's not all that stinky and has a pleasant salty bite to it.   You didn't think I went all Bawney Fwank did you?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 07:10 PM (JKNDp)

246 The Amazon Prime program is less than $80 a year, so its a really good deal.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (piMMO)


It's about $6.60 a month.  That's a great deal!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:11 PM (F79HU)

247 No no no, lad, dilithium was never the way to go.

The real big bucks be in transparent aluminum.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott at May 31, 2012 07:12 PM (omAPs)

248 "The Amazon Prime program is less than $80 a year, so its a really good deal.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse"

We've had Prime for several years now, and found it to be very cost-effective. When I calculate all the items I order from Amazon, compared to shorter shipping times, it's a bargain.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:12 PM (d6TfZ)

249
Iron Maiden - The Clairvoyant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwNgE-l2Xqg

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:12 PM (F79HU)

250 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (piMMO)

Yeah, Netflix has been slipping although i still have it too, you can also check out Crackle if you don't mind commercials, but it's all free - http://www.crackle.com/

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:12 PM (HI6wa)

251

"Freakin' idiots. If you want to sell yourself into slavery, get your own damned plane tickets to the Sudan or North Korea, don't try to bring slavery here."

.

I like it.

.

I'm stealing it.

.

I'm using it.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (JKNDp)

252

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (ZOf1l)


Sorry to hear about your puppeh, Samuel.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (F79HU)

253 Nice one! MST3K would have had a field day with one of those episodes.

Ahh, good ol' MST3K, been a while since i watched an episode, might have to make that my Netflix this weekend.

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (HI6wa)

254 "It's not all that stinky and has a pleasant salty bite to it. You didn't think I went all Bawney Fwank did you?
Posted by: Ohio Dan"

LOL! Nah, just wondering what it really was. It sounds really yummy, actually. BTW, I also LOVE a really stinky cheese. If it can clear a room, more for me!


Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (d6TfZ)

255 $4 overnight shipping is godly



wut
http://tinyurl.com/cku2bsf

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (tw6Ar)

256 250 No no no, lad, dilithium was never the way to go.

The real big bucks be in transparent aluminum.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott at June 01, 2012 12:12 AM (omAPs)

 

I think Gorilla Glass might almost qualify as that.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (GULKT)

257 He was a Golden Retriever Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (ZOf1l) That's good enough for me! Kudos for you for giving him a good home, and condolences!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:14 PM (bxiXv)

258 O'Reilly is a legend in his own mind.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 07:16 PM (O3R/2)

259 Yo 'rons and 'ettes.  How are we on this fine fine last night of the work week?

Posted by: zeera at May 31, 2012 07:16 PM (XtxRN)

260 http://tinyurl.com/cku2bsf

Posted by: The Dude at June 01, 2012 12:14 AM (tw6Ar)


That's great.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:16 PM (F79HU)

261 Iron Maiden - Only The Good Die Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8goV81mY7cs

And this wraps up the Iron Maiden classic, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son.


Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:17 PM (F79HU)

262 Segovia had fat stubby fingers which he somehow navigated around a wide classical guitar fretboard.

Didn't slow him down at all.

Listen to him play some time on YouTube.   I don't mean just complicated scales and all that, but melody. 

Perfecto.

 I saw him person in person once, with a fellow would-be classical guitarist.  We left feeling like our fingers were made for nothing better than nose-picking.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at May 31, 2012 07:17 PM (YZFki)

263 247Hello all, got over 2 inches of rain last night plus a little hail damage. We needed the rain, but you can have the hail. Also, had to put my dog Riley down this evening. Now I didn't come on here to garner sympathy, I just wanted to let folks know that he was the best Dog I have ever owned. He was a Golden Retriever that I adopted all the way back in 1997. He was a rescue Dog from a bad situation and was already 2 years old at the time. So doing the math, that made him 17 years old at the time of his death. I thankfully had him for 15 years and am so lucky to have had his companionship. No better friend in my life than he and I hope he felt the same way about me. Drinking in his honor and I'm sure that if he would have been able to talk, he would say that I never needed an excuse to drink.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM

 

Why the F*ck do I have to come out of a damn downbeat post into an upbeat song?,,It's Ponderous! It's F*cking Ponderous...when I have to make those transitions from an up beat tempo into a F*cking dog dying...

 

No dis-respect just posting actualities from the left...

Posted by: Kasey Kasem at May 31, 2012 07:17 PM (UXEgP)

264 O'Reilly is a shaved ape. 

Posted by: runninrebel at May 31, 2012 07:18 PM (N/1Dm)

265 170 HA's Headline news has it that the DOJ is unlikely to retry Silky Pony.

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 11:41 PM (ccXZP)

 

Someone here or one of the other blogs I read said that he was out partying last night, must have known the fix was in.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:18 PM (fHyXI)

266 That's great.

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 12:16 AM (F79HU)


it's a play on Tak's presentation of N3II from 2010 where he ragged on button mashers

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 07:18 PM (tw6Ar)

267 I didn't watch Miami Vice although the few bikini ass shots on the YouTube clip I just watched certainly help its cause.


****

Well, there were always girls in bikinis, but here's the original opening.

http://bit.ly/HUKaw8

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:18 PM (piMMO)

268 "We're doing theme songs? Allrighty then" Posted by: booger Nice one! MST3K would have had a field day with one of those episodes. Posted by: Hobbitopoly at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM we need a theme song for the TB3K.... ....Hair of the Dog by Nazareth is the opening bid. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Jan Hammer at May 31, 2012 07:19 PM (JMmQ9)

269

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at June 01, 2012 12:17 AM (YZFki)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9efHwnFAkuA

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:19 PM (F79HU)

270 AHHHHH!!


Miami Vice is now available for instant view on Netflix!

I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:20 PM (piMMO)

271 261 O'Reilly is a legend in his own mind. Posted by: Jimbo at June 01, 2012 12:16 AM (O3R/2) O'Reilly's career appears to be an expression that fame is often the result of fame and not much else. Certainly not intelligence or discernment.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:20 PM (bxiXv)

272

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (ZOf1l)

 

I don't have any words that will help, Sam.

I'll raise one for your pup, though.

 

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2012 07:21 PM (z0//+)

273 Why the F*ck do I have to come out of a damn downbeat post into an upbeat song?


Umm, we had over 2 inches of rain last night? Maybe a CCR song possibly to lighten the mood?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 07:21 PM (ZOf1l)

274 Before hopping on the ONT, I was listening to the new Slash album.

Ya know, he's not that good a guitarist.  He's basically living off his name at thi point, isn't he?

Myles Kennedy still has a great voice, though.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:21 PM (F79HU)

275 We'll do it live...F*ck it! We'll do it Live!

Posted by: O'Reilly's slipping mask at May 31, 2012 07:22 PM (UXEgP)

276 273 AHHHHH!!


Miami Vice is now available for instant view on Netflix!

I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 01, 2012 12:20 AM (piMMO

 

Hitting the bars and finding a guy in a white sports coat and pants and a pink shirt to bring home to fulfill a fantasy?

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 07:22 PM (GULKT)

277

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 01, 2012 12:20 AM (piMMO)


yeah, they've been doing okay for english tv lately. Just wish they would add dual audio with subtitles support for anime

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 07:22 PM (tw6Ar)

278 24 And I'm back on the train,
ohh ohh I'm back with the choom gang
/somebody please make this parody happen

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at May 31, 2012 10:49 PM (pmxPV)



This isn't the parody you wanted, I'm sure, but this is what came out of me (channeling the voice of a not-quite-brain-dead-but-wishing-s/he-was Obamabot):

I found a poster of you, oh oh oh
I hung up Election night.
But that hope of the past
Didn’t last too long, oh oh oh.
Now you can’t get it right.

But I’m back on the train, hey,
Oh, I’m back with the Choom Gang.

Economy’s beyond your control, oh oh oh,
But I’ll trust TV and the news of the world
When they proclaim your opponent’s from Hell, oh oh oh
Throw sand in my eyes and mislead me with lies.

Shove me back on the train, yeah,
Oh, back with the Choom Gang.

The powers that be
That want me to vote for Term Two
Bring my to my knees
When I see they don’t have a clue.
But I’ll die as I stand here today
Rather than vote for an “R”,
So I will turn my brain off
And turn on Bill Maher...

I found a poster of you, oh oh oh
Those were the happiest days of my life.
Though you’ve broken your pledges, I won’t part, oh oh oh --
That’s the wretched fate of a bleeding heart.

I’ll be back on the train, yeah
Back with the Choom Gang.


Posted by: sistrum at May 31, 2012 07:22 PM (AyryN)

279 "Ahh, good ol' MST3K, been a while since i watched an episode, might have to make that my Netflix this weekend.
Posted by: booger"

I've got 'em all memorized by heart. (Yeah, that's my hobby, what about it?) I recommend "Space Mutiny" if you like the Mike episodes, or "Manos, the Hands of Fate" if you want a Joel classic.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:22 PM (d6TfZ)

280

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:10 AM (ZOf1l)

 

Aww, so sorry. Dogs are the best friends.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:23 PM (fHyXI)

281 277 Before hopping on the ONT, I was listening to the new Slash album.

Ya know, he's not that good a guitarist. He's basically living off his name at thi point, isn't he?


Pretty much, but he's really the last guitar hero rock had so i cut him some slack.

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:24 PM (HI6wa)

282 276 Why the F*ck do I have to come out of a damn downbeat post into an upbeat song?


Umm, we had over 2 inches of rain last night? Maybe a CCR song possibly to lighten the mood?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:21 AM (ZOf1l)

 

Sam, check the name.  They're doing the Casey Kasem rant.  It actually happened.  http://tinyurl.com/6tbfkno  And it contains the stuff about a dog dying.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 07:25 PM (GULKT)

283 "Ahh, good ol' MST3K, been a while since i watched an episode, might have to make that my Netflix this weekend.


Posted by: booger"



Get Rifftrax, Mike and company still have it.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 31, 2012 07:25 PM (tKFT6)

284

Anyone remember the old arcade game Lunar Lander?  I've been playing that and i'm about to toss my PSP out the window.  Impossible!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 31, 2012 07:25 PM (JDIKC)

285 OK, I'm out. tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 31, 2012 07:26 PM (JMmQ9)

286 As Obama's thrusts become more and more desperate, you'll have more surrogates straying off-message, for the simple reason that nobody wants to force themselves to sound stupid.

Posted by: sistrum at May 31, 2012 07:26 PM (AyryN)

287 Pretty much, but he's really the last guitar hero rock had so i cut him some slack.

Posted by: booger at June 01, 2012 12:24 AM (HI6wa)


I'm wondering if people ever listened to him or just liked his look.


I guess it was Izzy Stradlin that wrote all the good riffs in GNR.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:28 PM (F79HU)

288 Posted by: Hobbitopoly at June 01, 2012 12:22 AM (d6TfZ)

Doesn't look like they have those, pretty slim pickings, only a dozen episodes and the movie.

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:28 PM (HI6wa)

289

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at June 01, 2012 12:25 AM (JDIKC)


well yeah, it's a coin muncher. Moon Patrol kicks it's ass anyways

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 07:29 PM (tw6Ar)

290 "Doesn't look like they have those, pretty slim pickings, only a dozen episodes and the movie.
Posted by: booger"

Shoot. Well, pretty much any Mike episode is really funny. Joel was great, but some of those are a bit slower. Still, you probably can't go wrong with anything you choose.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:30 PM (d6TfZ)

291 Ace was tearing into some Wisconsin "fact checker" on Twitter. He ripped that guy a new asshole, that's for sure.


Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 31, 2012 07:30 PM (fiXQh)

292 "He ripped that guy a new asshole, that's for sure.
Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet"

I love that fuzzy little guy.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:31 PM (d6TfZ)

293 Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2012 12:25 AM (GULKT)


Oh shit, I remember that now. That was an epic rant.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 07:32 PM (ZOf1l)

294 294 Ace was tearing into some Wisconsin "fact checker" on Twitter. He ripped that guy a new asshole, that's for sure.


Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at June 01, 2012 12:30 AM (fiXQh)

 

OK stupid question, do you have to sign up for twitter to follow someone, and just read the tweets?

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:32 PM (fHyXI)

295 I'm wondering if people ever listened to him or just liked his look.
I guess it was Izzy Stradlin that wrote all the good riffs in GNR.


Speaking of Izzy, saw this on the twitter machine earlier today - http://twitter.com/gunsnroses/status/208327108248866816

Posted by: booger at May 31, 2012 07:33 PM (HI6wa)

296 Yeah, Netflix has been slipping although i still have it too, you can also check out Crackle if you don't mind commercials, but it's all free - http://www.crackle.com/


****

I have Roku, so Crackle is available. I should give it a shot. I also get Weather Underground, The Congressional Oversight channel, Trigger Talk TV, and a bunch of other stuff too.

I have been very happy with my Rokus.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:33 PM (piMMO)

297 I have most of the MST3K episodes, Mike is good (and he was writing before he took over the lead), but I wish Joel had a season or two more. He came across like a stoner in the first season but it became clear that was deliberate because he could *not* come across like that. I preferred Joel, but it wasn't by that much. Political jokes were not common but Mike did more of them, most of them were kind of lame default lefty things. I notice that kind of thing in shows, it's like sand in a sandwich.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:34 PM (bxiXv)

298 Gonna go to bed, all. I've enjoyed tonight. Thanks for the nice company!

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:34 PM (d6TfZ)

299 Bad news if you plan on living another 6 billion years:
 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a neighboring galaxy with a direct head-on hit - in 4 billion years.
 
It's clear the Andromedeans are women drivers.
 
[ducks]
 
http://tinyurl.com/7z4qvs4

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 07:36 PM (ccXZP)

300 Hitting the bars and finding a guy in a white sports coat and pants and a pink shirt to bring home to fulfill a fantasy?


****

Uh, that would be a negatory.

Even when that was the fad, I still didn't date those guys.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:36 PM (piMMO)

301 OK stupid question, do you have to sign up for twitter to follow someone, and just read the tweets? Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:32 AM (fHyXI) No but I always find it annoying. It could definitely be easier to follow a conversation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:36 PM (bxiXv)

302 297...not sure, but I think that, like facebook, you can enter, er, "incorrect" information to get an account. It's pretty easy to figure out, and to filter the lefty bullshit.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 31, 2012 07:37 PM (fiXQh)

303

Posted by: booger at June 01, 2012 12:33 AM (HI6wa)


Cool!  I guess Axl hasn't completely burned every single bridge with the ole GNR.  Or Izzy needs the money.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:37 PM (F79HU)

304

Maet... thanks for posting the Pilecki story. The guy was fearless. It's a story everyone should read.

There is a polish movie about Katyn with subtitles if anyone is interested. Very good.

Poland is a fascinating place.

 

And the women are beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

 

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 31, 2012 07:37 PM (DU15A)

305 "I preferred Joel, but it wasn't by that much. Political jokes were not common but Mike did more of them, most of them were kind of lame default lefty things. I notice that kind of thing in shows, it's like sand in a sandwich. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith"

Ooo, OK, before I leave, here's my rant: I think they're really a bunch of leftys, but they do seem to hide it pretty well. I honestly think Mike is a bit funnier than Joel (and he was head writer from season 3 on, I think). I prefer Mike's episodes more. When they DO get on the political stuff (and it's rare), I can usually blow it off. The jokes are worth it. Too fucking funny.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 31, 2012 07:38 PM (d6TfZ)

306 Good night, Hobbitopoly.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:38 PM (F79HU)

307 304 OK stupid question, do you have to sign up for twitter to follow someone, and just read the tweets?
Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:32 AM (fHyXI)


No but I always find it annoying. It could definitely be easier to follow a conversation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (bxiXv)

 

I just dont get twitter. I read twitchy to read the good tweets that come out daily. Guess I will stick with that . I am computer illiterate. Never got on facebook, etc.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:38 PM (fHyXI)

308 Political jokes were not common but Mike did more of them, most of them were kind of lame default lefty things. I notice that kind of thing in shows, it's like sand in a sandwich.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:34 AM (bxiXv)



The comedy went both ways, they mocked Jimmy Carter, Clinton and Nader endlessly. I would say Joel did more Bush jokes but he was president at the time.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 31, 2012 07:39 PM (tKFT6)

309 No but I always find it annoying. It could definitely be easier to follow a conversation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (bxiXv)

 

Yeah like uh being able to search from the main page.  Not having that there at all but having it on the twitter feed pages is one of the worst interface ideas I've seen.  Here's ace's feed btw.  http://twitter.com/aceofspadeshq

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2012 07:40 PM (GULKT)

310 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a neighboring galaxy with a direct head-on hit - in 4 billion years. Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (ccXZP) The estimates I've seen indicate almost no direct collisions. Both galaxies are almost entirely empty space. There will be some diversions and systems will be moved "out of place," but that might not be all bad. Given that it's billions of years of projection, it's all a wild-ass guess anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:40 PM (bxiXv)

311
The mom of the crazed cannibal who gnawed off the face of a homeless man in Miami defended him as “a good kid” Thursday and said he doesn’t deserve to be remembered as a “zombie.”

“He gave me a nice card on Mother’s Day,” Ruth Charles told CBS Miami about son Rudy Eugene. “Everyone says he was a zombie. He was no zombie. That was my son.”

NY Daily News




The card was decorated with alphabet macaroni, glitter and brains...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2012 07:41 PM (kdS6q)

312 I saw an interview one time where Mike identified himself as center-right.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 31, 2012 07:41 PM (tKFT6)

313

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:38 AM (fHyXI)


I like Twitchy.  It makes Twitter somewhat bareable.  I don't know how Michelle Malkin plans to find a buyer for it, but it's okay.


Computer literacy...you know how to turn your PC on and open a browser?  That's as much as you need to know.


And join Facebook.  Just make up a name, it doesn't matter, they aren't asking for Photo ID.  Then join the AoS group.  It's great.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:41 PM (F79HU)

314 Twitter is kind of like Facebook without all of the baby photos and Mafia Wars/Farm games. Very much stream-of-consciousness. It took me awhile to get used to it.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 31, 2012 07:43 PM (fiXQh)

315 313 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a neighboring galaxy with a direct head-on hit - in 4 billion years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (ccXZP)


The estimates I've seen indicate almost no direct collisions. Both galaxies are almost entirely empty space.

There will be some diversions and systems will be moved "out of place," but that might not be all bad.

Given that it's billions of years of projection, it's all a wild-ass guess anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:40 AM (bxiXv)

 

Don't worry we'll just use Red Matter to keep everone safe!

Posted by: J. J. Abrams at May 31, 2012 07:43 PM (GULKT)

316 I saw an interview one time where Mike identified himself as center-right.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 01, 2012 12:41 AM (tKFT6)


because he is, he has no problem dropping an once in a blue moon left bashing joke on twitter

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 07:45 PM (tw6Ar)

317

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 12:41 AM (F79HU)

 

Yeah, everyone wants me to get on facebook. I keep up on everyone through hubbys.

And I guess I missed your birthday, so here goes.

 

Happy Birthday to you cha cha cha

Happy Birthday to you cha cha cha

Happy Birthday Dear Robert

Happy Birthday to you, and many more. Cha cha cha

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:45 PM (fHyXI)

318 The ROP strikes again. A young woman and her baby son are imprisoned as she awaits stoning for adultery.

She doesn't speak the language, doesn't read, and didn't have access to an an attorney or an interpreter.

Fine religion they've got there.

http://huff.to/K1fV65

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 07:46 PM (piMMO)

319 The estimates I've seen indicate almost no direct collisions. Both galaxies are almost entirely empty space.

There will be some diversions and systems will be moved "out of place," but that might not be all bad.

Given that it's billions of years of projection, it's all a wild-ass guess anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:40 AM (bxiXv)


At worst the solar system could be flung out to intergalactic space when we run into Andromeda. If gases pass through that could be worse, it could turn the sky into a fire show.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 31, 2012 07:47 PM (tKFT6)

320 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a neighboring galaxy with a direct head-on hit - in 4 billion years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (ccXZP)


The estimates I've seen indicate almost no direct collisions. Both galaxies are almost entirely empty space.

There will be some diversions and systems will be moved "out of place," but that might not be all bad.

Given that it's billions of years of projection, it's all a wild-ass guess anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 12:40 AM (bxiXv)


Yep!  We're gonna collide with Andromeda.  "Head on" means fuck all in this instance.  Useless hyperbole.  They'll swirl around each other for a while throwing out stars and systems before reforming as one giant elliptical galaxy.  Where it gets interesting is when the two supermassive blackholes (whoops, racism) at the center of each galaxy meet.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:47 PM (F79HU)

321 sup' what did I miss? any boobies?

Posted by: moron #4/jake at May 31, 2012 07:47 PM (RQjPS)

322

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:45 AM (fHyXI)


Aawww, thank you kindly, Lou, you're too sweet.


Now get on Facebook. :p

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:49 PM (F79HU)

323 Simulation of Milky Way and Andromeda collision.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrIk6dKcdoU

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:49 PM (F79HU)

324 It was also funny watching some of the other conservatives toy with some clown who thought that Barrett "crushed" Walker in the debate and is on the way to a decisive victory.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 31, 2012 07:49 PM (fiXQh)

325

Posted by: moron #4/jake at June 01, 2012 12:47 AM (RQjPS)


YOu missed Iron Maiden's Seventh Son album.  Go back.  Listen.  Rock.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:50 PM (F79HU)

326 325
Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:45 AM (fHyXI)

Aawww, thank you kindly, Lou, you're too sweet.
Now get on Facebook. :p

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 12:49 AM (F79HU)

 

Ha ha, do I get to see what everybody looks like in the real world?

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:50 PM (fHyXI)

327 The mom of the crazed cannibal who gnawed off the face of a homeless man in Miami defended him as “a good kid” Thursday and said he doesn’t deserve to be remembered as a “zombie.”

“He gave me a nice card on Mother’s Day,” Ruth Charles told CBS Miami about son Rudy Eugene. “Everyone says he was a zombie. He was no zombie. That was my son.”

NY Daily News


Friend of mine showed his victims face that he acquired from his smartphone earlier today. I earlier thought that he just had some chunks taken out, but I was shocked at what I saw. The only way you could discern it was a face was by the right eye and his mustache. Pretty brutal.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 07:50 PM (ZOf1l)

328 Better buckle up your budgie if you are in NJ:
 
But if you drive with an unrestrained pet, don’t expect a slap on the wrist.

Penalties range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.

 
The fines probably double if you have more than 16 ounces of soda aboard.
 
http://tinyurl.com/6pmr82s

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2012 07:51 PM (ccXZP)

329 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the
world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a neighboring galaxy with a direct head-on hit - in 4 billion years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2012 12:36 AM (ccXZP)


Our own sun will render life on Earth impossible long before that, anyway.  Andromeda will be crashing into a wasteland.

Of course, the left is looking to turn planet Earth into a wasteland in the next decade or two, so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 31, 2012 07:51 PM (X3lox)

330 315 I saw an interview one time where Mike identified himself as center-right. Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 01, 2012 12:41 AM (tKFT6) Well, they wrote as a team, so it's hard to identify who's what from the show itself. Others say Mike drops anti-lib bombs on twitter occasionally. Alton Brown dropped a few lib references on his show, but while I'm not sure of his politics I have a pic of him with an FN-SCAR at a shooting range looking proud as punch.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:51 PM (bxiXv)

331 Friend of mine showed his victims face that he acquired from his smartphone earlier today. I earlier thought that he just had some chunks taken out, but I was shocked at what I saw. The only way you could discern it was a face was by the right eye and his mustache. Pretty brutal.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:50 AM (ZOf1l)

 

The Blaze had the picture, I just could not look. Man we are seeing evil shit. Another guy in Maryland killed and ate his college roommate/ Dear God help us.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:53 PM (fHyXI)

332 So our galaxy is going to die in 4 billion years? Shit, I'm only 48, what am I going to do?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 07:53 PM (ZOf1l)

333 The Blaze had the picture, I just could not look. Man we are seeingevil shit. Another guy in Maryland killed and ate his college roommate/ Dear God help us.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:53 AM (fHyXI)


He was another import from Kenya.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 31, 2012 07:54 PM (X3lox)

334 we need a theme song for the TB3K....

....Hair of the Dog by Nazareth is the opening bid. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Jan Hammer at June 01, 2012 12:19 AM (JMmQ9)


This one would be a good one.

http://tinyurl.com/75y9r5w

Posted by: MrCaniac at May 31, 2012 07:54 PM (1grxW)

335 God help us. Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:53 AM (fHyXI) get a gun! Learn how to use it! sleap well !

Posted by: moron #4/jake at May 31, 2012 07:54 PM (RQjPS)

336 335 So our galaxy is going to die in 4 billion years? Shit, I'm only 48, what am I going to do? Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:53 AM (ZOf1l) Start preparing now, before it's too late!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 07:56 PM (bxiXv)

337 Ha ha, do I get to see what everybody looks like in the real world?

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:50 AM (fHyXI)


A few.  Not me, though.  My av on Facebook is a falcon carrying a giant knife looking to fuck someone's shit up. 

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:56 PM (F79HU)

338 So our galaxy is going to die in 4 billion years? Shit, I'm only 48, what am I going to do?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 12:53 AM (ZOf1l)

Take up knitting?

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:57 PM (F79HU)

339 Better video of galactic collision.

http://youtu.be/Cd9cBlvfjow

Better because it's shorter.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 07:57 PM (F79HU)

340 338 God help us.
Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:53 AM (fHyXI)


get a gun!

Learn how to use it!


sleap well !

Posted by: moron #4/jake at June 01, 2012 12:54 AM (RQjPS)

Done, and done

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 07:59 PM (fHyXI)

341

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 12:57 AM (F79HU)


if you want to have some fun, check out the Universe Sandbox

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 08:00 PM (tw6Ar)

342 if you want to have some fun, check out the Universe Sandbox Posted by: The Dude at June 01, 2012 01:00 AM (tw6Ar) Also if you like watching a program crash a lot. It's a *potentially* great program, if they ever got the QA right. I have it, but it just wasn't stable enough.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:01 PM (bxiXv)

343 Done, and done Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 12:59 AM (fHyXI) What state are you at? Go shoot some IDPA or USPSA, Your gun skills will be super star. really. Guns solve alot of problems....... .

Posted by: moron #4/jake at May 31, 2012 08:01 PM (RQjPS)

344

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 01:01 AM (bxiXv)


yeah, he's made improvements but it's still a bit buggy. What you get for a one man project with something of that scope

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 08:04 PM (tw6Ar)

345 if you want to have some fun, check out the Universe Sandbox

Posted by: The Dude at June 01, 2012 01:00 AM (tw6Ar)


Cool, I'll check it out.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:04 PM (F79HU)

346 yeah, he's made improvements but it's still a bit buggy. What you get for a one man project with something of that scope Posted by: The Dude at June 01, 2012 01:04 AM (tw6Ar) I would actually help with QA but I never heard back. Sent in error reports.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:06 PM (bxiXv)

347 Guns solve alot of problems.......


Yep.

Posted by: George Zimmerman at May 31, 2012 08:06 PM (ZOf1l)

348 Cool, I'll check it out.

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 01:04 AM (F79HU)


$10 on steam but I would just wait till the end of the month for steam's spring sale

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 08:06 PM (tw6Ar)

349 Guns solve alot of problems....... Posted by: moron #4/jake at June 01, 2012 01:01 AM (RQjPS) True.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:06 PM (bxiXv)

350

Posted by: moron #4/jake at June 01, 2012 01:01 AM (RQjPS)

NV. I am not that accurate, but my brother took me to a gun range a time or two, I really don't like guns, but will use one if need be.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:06 PM (fHyXI)

351 Sam

Sorry to hear about your pup. I've had a Golden for 4 1/2 years, and if something happened to her it would just about crush me.

Posted by: MrCaniac at May 31, 2012 08:07 PM (1grxW)

352 hmm so Max Payne 3 is a good PC port

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 08:07 PM (tw6Ar)

353 Penalties range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.



*****


Still a better outcome than the ass-whooping I would like to deliver to the jackasses with their dogs, unrestrained, in the back of the truck.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 08:09 PM (piMMO)

354 NV. I am not that accurate, but my brother took me to a gun range a time or two, I really don't like guns, but will use oneif need be.


****

Nothing will make you more comfortable than practice.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 08:10 PM (piMMO)

355 Buddy dropped a link in my email.

Adam Carolla on Ricochet podcast.

http://ricochet.com/ricochet-podcast

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:10 PM (F79HU)

356 Posted by: MrCaniac at June 01, 2012 01:07 AM (1grxW)


Thanks. He lived a happy life longer than most dogs, so to me it's more of a celebration than sadness. Yeah, I hated seeing him starting to decline physically for the last 3-4 months. But damn, 17 years is a hell of a long time for a Dog and I'm blessed to have had him. Goldens are awesome.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:11 PM (ZOf1l)

357 Aw, dangit. I just laughed at a Jon Stewart bit.

He's going after Nanny Bloomberg and said that, as a smaller man himself, he can understand how Bloomberg might look at a Big Gulp and be concerned that it is a drowning hazard.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 08:12 PM (piMMO)

358 Nothing will make you more comfortable than practice.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 01, 2012 01:10 AM (piMMO)

This is true, maybe will call my bro, and he, I and hubby will take another trip to the range.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:12 PM (fHyXI)

359 Watching the news, so depressing. Just gotta say, obama outed that dr in pakistan. Now that poor guy is in a living hell. Shame on obama. That is all.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:17 PM (fHyXI)

360 This is true, maybe will call my bro, and he, I and hubby will take another trip to the range. Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:12 AM (fHyXI) Some people have a natural talent, but all of the best shooters practice a lot.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:17 PM (bxiXv)

361

the Zombie Apocolypse is here!

buy your bath salts and/or Twinkies while you can!

Posted by: Zombies? What Zombies, you're crazy at May 31, 2012 08:21 PM (m6OUa)

362 Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:12 AM (fHyXI)


If you need practice, come over to my place. As if on cue, my neighbors are fighting again. They average 3 knockdown dragouts a week. Thank God this fight is early. Usually they start going at it around 2AM. It's amazing that I know so much about their lives and I rarely see or talk to them. The funniest secret I know about them is that they only have sex once a week because that's what he was yelling at her about around 4 in the morning last week.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:21 PM (ZOf1l)

363 ONT, dying.

Summong powers, weak.

Need...alcohol!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:21 PM (F79HU)

364 The funniest secret I know about them is that they only have sex once a week because that's what he was yelling at her about around 4 in the morning last week.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 01:21 AM (ZOf1l)


JUST once a week!


Shit, if I were getting it just once a week I'd be the happiest sumbitch alive.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:22 PM (F79HU)

365 This is true, maybe will call my bro, and he, I and hubby will take another trip to the range. Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:12 AM (fHyXI) I make a point to hit the range once per month. Usually I shoot a competition, but some times I just practice. If you are concerned about your safety, practice with guns. 100 out of 100 criminals really don't like a gun pointed at them

Posted by: moron #4 at May 31, 2012 08:23 PM (RQjPS)

366

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 01:21 AM (ZOf1l)

 

Yeah, we have one of those in our neighborhood. Sheesh people, shit or get off the pot, tee hee.

Damn, guy sounds like a real romantic.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:23 PM (fHyXI)

367 MUST!  SUMMON!  CTHULHU!

http://tinyurl.com/d8cnulb

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:24 PM (F79HU)

368 I paged through about 25 of those "Old Love" pics.

WTF?

People I never heard of in the first place

People who came and went too fast a la Lili von Shtupp

People who always WERE has-beens

People who never made even a D List.

etc.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at May 31, 2012 08:24 PM (YZFki)

369 ADRIANE!  COME FORTH!

http://tinyurl.com/bsx5ppo

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:25 PM (F79HU)

370 It sucks, got laid off in December of 2010 and moved out of a 3500 square foot home with a lot of privacy into a townhome where I can hear every fucking scream and yell. Sucks.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:26 PM (ZOf1l)

371 BEAN!  I SUMMON THEE!

http://tinyurl.com/2f7evqy

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:27 PM (F79HU)

372 366 ONT, dying.

Summong powers, weak.

Need...alcohol!

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 01:21 AM (F79HU)

 

Robert, I am trying, you know how chatty cathy I get, but then i get a bit drunk, slobber all over the ont, make a ass out of myself and drag myself to bed, I do what I can, dammit.

PS, listening to john edwards doing his best i failed as a man bs, vomit..

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:27 PM (fHyXI)

373 Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:27 AM (fHyXI) liar, you have never been to drunk to post here, unlike me.

Posted by: moron #4 at May 31, 2012 08:29 PM (RQjPS)

374 373 It sucks, got laid off in December of 2010 and moved out of a 3500 square foot home with a lot of privacy into a townhome where I can hear every fucking scream and yell. Sucks.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 01:26 AM (ZOf1l)

 

I feel your pain!

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:29 PM (fHyXI)

375 Robert, I am trying, you know how chatty cathy I get, but then i get a bit drunk, slobber all over the ont, make a ass out of myselfand drag myself to bed, I do what I can, dammit. Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:27 AM (fHyXI) That sounds pretty normal around here, actually.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:29 PM (bxiXv)

376 376 Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:27 AM (fHyXI)


liar, you have never been to drunk to post here, unlike me.

Posted by: moron #4 at June 01, 2012 01:29 AM (RQjPS)

 

Oh yes i have, read the comments I make sometimes, and cringe. Gonna go smoke to get that thought out of my head, get behind me satan, tee hee.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:30 PM (fHyXI)

377 OK stupid question, do you have to sign up for twitter to follow someone, and just read the tweets?Posted by: lou's a girl

Read, no. Follow, yes. Follow is specific to the service. It only means that on your 'main page' in Twitter, those persons' comments are dropped directly in front of you.

Look, I understand the concept of avoiding new BS intardnet candy; I didn't join either FacePlant or Twitter for years, but they both have their place when used properly.

Twitter should be a requirement for all the conservatively inclined; we're kicking ass there. All you need is a throw-away email account. Just sign up for a new account on Yahoo or Hotmail without adding real info and sign up.

Add 5 people like @AceofSpadesHQ, Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO ) , or your favorite news site.. and, bam, it's a neverending blog feed.


Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2012 08:31 PM (akXk+)

378 Time for some violent devil music.

http://tinyurl.com/6rbwzwo

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:31 PM (ZOf1l)

379 Twitter should be a requirement for all the conservatively inclined; we're kicking ass there. Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 01, 2012 01:31 AM (akXk+) Why for you talking us into things!?!?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:32 PM (bxiXv)

380

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:27 AM (fHyXI)


If you don't want to drink too much just give me whatever you have left.


I'll take one for the team!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:35 PM (F79HU)

381 Time for some violent devil music.

http://tinyurl.com/6rbwzwo

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 01:31 AM (ZOf1l)


*Heart*

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:36 PM (F79HU)

382 Still here. Lurking.

Posted by: Rocket Surgery at May 31, 2012 08:36 PM (4qU0l)

383 Why for you talking us into things!?!? Posted by: Merovign

In English this time, please.


Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2012 08:38 PM (akXk+)

384 383
Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:27 AM (fHyXI)

If you don't want to drink too much just give me whatever you have left.
I'll take one for the team!

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 01:35 AM (F79HU)

Well, wont give you all of them but will share.

And Robert, I am getting married this year, hubby is not legally mine yet, but we decided to make it official. I am thinking 12/12/12.

We have been together almost 14 years, so we think it took, and decided to make it official.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:38 PM (fHyXI)

385 Well, since the galaxy is going to die in 4 billion years, it is only fitting to play "Everything Ends."

http://tinyurl.com/6nl7r6s

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:40 PM (ZOf1l)

386

Was anyone else creeped out by John Edwards' daughter leaning forward staring at the back of that silky hair?

 

Any theory as to why she took a sabbatical from work to sit in court for all this?

Posted by: swagga at May 31, 2012 08:41 PM (ZSMS+)

387 'night all !

Posted by: moron #4 at May 31, 2012 08:42 PM (RQjPS)

388 390 'night all !

Posted by: moron #4 at June 01, 2012 01:42 AM (RQjPS)

Night, have a great weekend..

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:44 PM (fHyXI)

389 K guys, thread quiet, gonna go listen to some tunes. Will be back.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 08:46 PM (fHyXI)

390 And Robert, I am getting married this year, hubby is not legally mine yet, but we decided to make it official. I am thinking 12/12/12.
We have been together almost 14 years, so we think it took, and decided to make it official.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:38 AM (fHyXI)


Congratulations!


Just before the apocalypse.  Perfect timing.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 08:46 PM (F79HU)

391

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

 

Prince Buster tune on yt.

Posted by: swagga at May 31, 2012 08:48 PM (ZSMS+)

392 Still recording from LPs. Gonna take a week to do all these.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:48 PM (bxiXv)

393 Wow 12-12-12, I got remarried on 09-09-09. Depressing thing about that was that it was my fourth. At least I waited nearly 9 years from my third divorce to my fourth marriage. Damn I'm a loser, the little things like waiting 9 years mean the most to me. Oh well, was blessed with 3 wonderful children.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:50 PM (ZOf1l)

394 Still recording from LPs. Gonna take a week to do all these.


May I ask what you are recording to?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 08:51 PM (ZOf1l)

395 Cocaine is about $50/gram in Los Angeles, not $215. That's pretty silly. Meth is about $75/gram.

Posted by: Contributor X at May 31, 2012 08:55 PM (9E8+E)

396 May I ask what you are recording to? Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 01:51 AM (ZOf1l) My Compootah. Digital 96kHz/32-bit. Conversion to FLAC for archival purposes then down to MP3s for portability.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 08:57 PM (bxiXv)

397 362 Watching the news, so depressing. Just gotta say, obama outed that dr in pakistan. Now that poor guy is in a living hell. Shame on obama. That is all.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:17 AM (fHyXI)


OBamA KIlled bIN LaDEn YoU WinGNutS!!!!!!!


ThAt IS AlL ThAt MatTErs!!!!!!!

Posted by: KayInSane at May 31, 2012 08:57 PM (1grxW)

398 Madness' only UK #1 out of 27 Top 40 hits on this date in 1982, "House of Fun." Madness started out being produced by Elvis Costello.

Posted by: swagga at May 31, 2012 08:57 PM (ZSMS+)

399 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 01:57 AM (bxiXv)


Was curious. I am an old timer and got rid of my albums but prior to that, I recorded them to my reel-to-reel with DBX. Has served me well and has awesome sound quality. Haven't decided to computerize them yet since sound signals are analog coming out of the speakers. Was wondering if it was worth it. Have over 8000 songs on my hard drive as it is.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 09:02 PM (ZOf1l)

400 Per "Robert", who obviously shot up before posting again and again tonight:

"Yep! We're gonna collide with Andromeda. "Head on" means fuck all in this instance. Useless hyperbole. They'll swirl around each other for a while throwing out stars and systems before reforming as one giant elliptical galaxy. Where it gets interesting is when the two supermassive blackholes (whoops, racism) at the center of each galaxy meet."

Robert, you are an encyclopedia of ignorance.

You should also climb down from that meth you are taking.  It'll rot your teeth, if nothing else.

* "Head on"  means collision course.   Got it?

* yes, Andromeda and the Milky Way are on a collision course.

*  NO, they will not  swirl around each other; swirl around each other does not equal collision.

* if they whirl around each other, why would their supermassive black holes collide?

*  When they collide, many outcomes are possible, depending upon their relative mass and collision speed.  Dark matter complicates the calculation of both.

* NO, they will not necessarily throw "out stars and systems [sic] before reforming as one giant elliptical galaxy."  It's quite possible they will just keep on going, albeit with their structures altered. Maybe not.

We've got many photos of galaxies that have absorbed others they've collided with, and given a few billion years, resulted on another spiral galaxy.

Here's one:

http://tinyurl.com/6luwbwz

Notice that little irregularity in the galactic plane? 

The one that makes it look like pizza dough thrown up in the air?

That's from a galaxy that collided a fuck of a long time ago, whose absorbed mass has not yet been evenly distributed.

We've got many other cases where the galaxies effectively pass through each other, leaving one deformed, non-elliptical result.

Here are examples:

http://tinyurl.com/6y2mmr

Do you see a whole lotta elliptical galaxies resulting from those collisions?

Do you own a telescope, skippy?






Posted by: Jim Sonweed at May 31, 2012 09:06 PM (YZFki)

401 And Robert, I am getting married this year, hubby is
not legally mine yet, but we decided to make it official. I am thinking
12/12/12.

We have been together almost 14 years, so we think it took, and decided to make it official.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 01:38 AM (fHyXI)


OMG CONGRATS!!!!! i am so happy for you!!!!!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:08 PM (r7Ddb)

402 FLACs/WAVs won't lose much. Drawback, WAVs much bigger files than mp3s.

Posted by: swagga at May 31, 2012 09:09 PM (ZSMS+)

403 Haven't decided to computerize them yet since sound signals are analog coming out of the speakers. Was wondering if it was worth it. Have over 8000 songs on my hard drive as it is. Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 02:02 AM (ZOf1l) It's a convenience thing. These are for my Dad, I don't have that many albums myself (and mostly newer ones). I'm just thrilled tyo have my Numark back. There is a unique quality to LPs that is a nice change. Proper digitization carries *some* of that forward. I've been looking for cheap ways to acquire 80s and 90s (and 2000s) LPs, but it looks like everybody bought the same 5 albums and no others, and two of those are Rod Stewart, so that's no help. Everything recent seems to be DJ/House or Hip-hop, also not much help. The vast bulk of stuff on the market is pre-1980.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:09 PM (bxiXv)

404 370 MUST! SUMMON! CTHULHU!

http://tinyurl.com/d8cnulb

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 01:24 AM (F79HU)



You rang?


SquidGirl looks like she's suffering from constipation, there.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:10 PM (kaalw)

405 OMG CONGRATS!!!!! i am so happy for you!!!!!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:08 AM

Thanks, everyone we know wants to come to the wedding, we were just gonna do the drive through. Dont want to spend a bunch of money. Figure we will do the chapel thing, then just have a huge party.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:10 PM (fHyXI)

406 372 ADRIANE! COME FORTH!

http://tinyurl.com/bsx5ppo

Posted by: Robert at June 01, 2012 01:25 AM (F79HU)



I'm pretty sure Adriane would kick your ass sideways before she let you assemble a grill for her. Something about the half-assed cross-threaded joints becoming obvious at the WRONG time....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:12 PM (kaalw)

407 so a whole lot of nothing from Konami's pre-e3 presser. At least LucasArts announced the secret Star Wars game, Uncharted with a no-name bounty hunter in underground Coruscant (which I don't ever remember there being one in the cannon)

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 09:15 PM (tw6Ar)

408 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 02:09 AM (bxiXv)


Yeah, the market sucks for LP's. I sold all mine in the 90's with the exception of Electric Ladyland that I bought in Germany that had all the naked ladies on it that you couldn't get in the States.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 09:16 PM (ZOf1l)

409 Dont want to spend a bunch of money. Figure we will do the chapel thing, then just have a huge party.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 02:10 AM (fHyXI)


youre smart. i think till the economy picks up wasting cash on things like parties is dumb


Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:17 PM (r7Ddb)

410 The BH and I are working on our third decade, without the "blessings" of official recognition by a corrupt and avaricious government. We've got insta-wills, medical powers of attorney, accounts that are hers/mine/ours, and a house....I'm not sure what we'd need to trigger a marriage.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:18 PM (kaalw)

411 Hey Kids,

some crazy pollen today.  Doing the most attractive version of fluid production.  I denounce something dammit!!!

Posted by: jc at May 31, 2012 09:20 PM (ufJKx)

412 412 Dont want to spend a bunch of money. Figure we will do the chapel thing, then just have a huge party.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 02:10 AM (fHyXI)

youre smart. i think till the economy picks up wasting cash on things like parties is dumb

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:17 AM (r7Ddb)

Yeah, between my family, and honeys, we can throw a kickass reception. I dont need the whole princess thing, I just want to get our families together, and party. That is my dream wedding.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:20 PM (fHyXI)

413 Yeah, the market sucks for LP's. Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 02:16 AM (ZOf1l) Actually if you're a boomer or older it's great. Flooded with cheap 40s-70s albums, even in good shape. I did get lucky with a handful of albums a few days ago, Berlin, T'Pau, Thomas Dolby, and got boned on an Earth Wind & Fire that looked fine in the bad light and looked like *crap* when I got it home. There are a few 70s bands I want, but mostly late 80s and 90s. Pricey online and the record shops around here seem to either average $50 a disc or have garage-sale stuff.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:21 PM (bxiXv)

414 I'm not sure what we'd need to trigger a marriage.


Endless depression and misery?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 09:21 PM (ZOf1l)

415 GUSHIE!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:21 PM (bxiXv)

416 413 The BH and I are working on our third decade, without the "blessings" of official recognition by a corrupt and avaricious government. We've got insta-wills, medical powers of attorney, accounts that are hers/mine/ours, and a house....I'm not sure what we'd need to trigger a marriage.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:18 AM (kaalw)



little known fact: if its been more than 10 years, two houses, and you have a joint bank account that isnt strictly business... you are married in the eyes of the state of California. Dont thank me, thank Lee Marvin.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:22 PM (r7Ddb)

417 417 I'm not sure what we'd need to trigger a marriage.


Endless depression and misery?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 02:21 AM (ZOf1l)

BOOOOO

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:22 PM (fHyXI)

418 MERO!!!!!!!!! HOWDY!!!!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:22 PM (r7Ddb)

419 @413, your house title jtwros?

Posted by: swagga at May 31, 2012 09:22 PM (ZSMS+)

420 I'm not sure what we'd need to trigger a marriage.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:18 AM (kaalw)


====


an index finger?

Posted by: jc at May 31, 2012 09:24 PM (ufJKx)

421 Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 02:22 AM (fHyXI)


Just a joke, happily married and mature for the first time in over 30 years. Hope I stay married this time forever or until I commit suicide.LOL.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 09:24 PM (ZOf1l)

422 Twitchy is bitchy, and will fail.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at May 31, 2012 09:26 PM (YZFki)

423 424 Posted by: lou's a girl at June 01, 2012 02:22 AM (fHyXI)


Just a joke, happily married and mature for the first time in over 30 years. Hope I stay married this time forever or until I commit suicide.LOL.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 02:24 AM (ZOf1l)

 

Aww, God Bless, and truly sorry for your dog. I Love my dogs more then most people! Honey and I have had to put a dog down, and it truly sucked, broke my heart.

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:30 PM (fHyXI)

424 Audacity crashes a lot, BTW. And no, it's not my computer. Looks like it's a MS C++ runtime DLL, I'm sure it's nothing to do with the fact that Steam has installed the C++ runtimes about 900 times (I am not even fucking kidding, stupid-ass game programmers). No chance of file corruption at all with constant overwrites, no.....

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:31 PM (bxiXv)

425 425 Twitchy is bitchy, and will fail.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at June 01, 2012 02:26 AM (YZFki)

 

Hey lampshade is here..

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:32 PM (fHyXI)

426 hmm CD copying Naughty Dog HARD for the upcoming Tomb Raider and has a scene where Croft is about to get raped

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 09:34 PM (tw6Ar)

427 little known fact: if its been more than 10 years, two houses, and you have a joint bank account that isnt strictly business... you are married in the eyes of the state of California. Dont thank me, thank Lee Marvin.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:22 AM (r7Ddb)


Better researched fact: common-law marriage was based on "holding yourselves out" as married, which we've never done....and went over the transom after the Lee Marvin Palimony case. While no one can say exactly what a court will do (see Aaron Walker), we're reasonably certain that we don't qualify as married.


Which, BTW, is a good thing since we've both been in management. Employees have developed a nasty tendency to go for the jugular when criticized -- which amazingly never puts their performance into the "acceptable" range. If you point out that everyone else on the team does 200 widgets a week and they're doing 120, you can be racist, sexist, age-ist, have unrealistic expectations, must compare them to part-timers despite their pulling down a full-time salary, have a personal grudge, have made a disparaging remark, or have a vile and disgusting personal characteristic that makes you a spiteful person -- all of which can give rise to time-consuming investigations by the EEOC or DoL which inevitably gin-up trivial crap that forms the basis for gold-digging lawsuits. We've both seen it happen to people.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:35 PM (kaalw)

428 Hey, good night y'all. Becks and Lortab are starting to make me tired. Congrats Lou's, hope you have many years of happiness and always remember, we men are children but we mean well.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2012 09:35 PM (ZOf1l)

429 Evenin friends. Have to work the weekend, so please imbibe genorously on my behalf

Posted by: Zakn at May 31, 2012 09:35 PM (AjRGO)

430 422 @413, your house title jtwros?

Posted by: swagga at June 01, 2012 02:22 AM (ZSMS+)



Yep.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:36 PM (kaalw)

431 Dude, download Max Payne 3 yet?

Posted by: Zakn at May 31, 2012 09:37 PM (AjRGO)

432 433 422
@413, your house title jtwros?

Posted by: swagga at June 01, 2012 02:22 AM (ZSMS+)


Yep.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:36 AM (kaalw)



Actually, there's a story with that....we both have relatives that we trust less than each other. JTWROS executes on demise, before any estate battles can get going, so puts the house beyond the reach of the relatives.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:39 PM (kaalw)

433 Dude, download Max Payne 3 yet?

Posted by: Zakn at June 01, 2012 02:37 AM (AjRGO)


haven't bought it yet, I'm broke.


All reports is that it's a great port but has mouse issues (its sluggish)

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 09:41 PM (tw6Ar)

434 431 Hey, good night y'all. Becks and Lortab are starting to make me tired. Congrats Lou's, hope you have many years of happiness and always remember, we men are children but we mean well.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2012 02:35 AM (ZOf1l)

 

I happen to love men.Without you, America would suck!

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 09:41 PM (fHyXI)

435 We've both seen it happen to people.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:35 AM (kaalw)


wow. re: management.

as to the other that is the rule of thumb. no there is no common law marriage, but if you have the "qualifications" you might as well be, in the eyes of California law. Sux. but i have seen people get hosed thinking they were safe. Seems palimony law makes all long term arrangemts suck when you break up.



Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:42 PM (r7Ddb)

436 then again i bam sort of on a low simmer of rage as to the asinine qualities of Cali law. I have been trying to design a hold harmless form for people who come on my property in case they slip and fall or a horse bites them and its pretty much been made clear i can have them sign get it notarized, and all... but they can still sue.

My insurance hates me.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:45 PM (r7Ddb)

437 Hmm. I'll think about it. I haven't played enough D3 yet and supposedly we are going to war soon.

Posted by: Zakn at May 31, 2012 09:46 PM (AjRGO)

438 in case they slip and fall or a horse bites them and its pretty much been made clear i can have them sign get it notarized, and all... but they can still sue. Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:45 AM (r7Ddb) They can do that anywhere in the US, but California is pretty hostile, especially if they even *think* you might be in business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:47 PM (bxiXv)

439

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at June 01, 2012 02:06 AM (YZFki)


Well someone is on his rag tonight.  Wife gone frigid again, fuckstain?  Or did your fag lover shoot another load on your eyeball again?


Take the vibrator out of your ass before you go spouting off your bullshit, Twinky.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 09:52 PM (F79HU)

440 They can do that anywhere in the US, but California is pretty hostile, especially if they even *think* you might be in business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 02:47 AM (bxiXv)


yu see how they are treating Anne Romney in the press? the courts hate horsepeople. if someone gets hurt on your place you are an evil rich person who deserves to be stripped of everything you own.



I Guess in Missouri and in Tx if you have it posted all over that horses are big and dangerous and you enter at own risk, you are A-OK. So you see such signs all over, saying "If you can read this, you cant sue." Seems to work. i was fascinated.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:53 PM (r7Ddb)

441

Holy-Moley....

I jus came in to validate my parking pass.....I think I'll wait out in the lobby for a spell.......

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 09:57 PM (zt5qx)

442 wow. re: management.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:42 AM (r7Ddb)



Yeah, it's especially common for upper management to go: "Your guys all need to do 200 widgets -- make sure they're all doing 200" -- and when some 120-widget slacker starts randomly throwing allegations, they'll cut a deal that leaves the manager hanging, like "we pay $10,000, and you agree not to sue us or question why we had a person on staff that hates left-handed brunettes."



And the manager is going, "wait, what? I don't hate left-handed people, or brunettes......I've got to get a lawyer?!??!?" Mind you, actual racism, sexism, etc. is illegal, and (unless you're in the mafia), it's tough to argue that acting illegally is within the scope of your job duties.....so the manager isn't automatically protected by the employer. And, BTW, if the person is fired, then their access to "200-widget" emails disappears.



This was more common back in the 90's. But you didn't have to go very far in Silicon Valley to see somebody ruined by this game. Didn't matter if they were male/female, young/old, whatever ethnicity.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 09:57 PM (kaalw)

443 hi richard!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 09:58 PM (r7Ddb)

444 374 BEAN! I SUMMON THEE!

Hey Robert,, what did you do to those girls?? the faces loaded but then gave a full of errors"... I'm assuming you were taking advantage of them and they censored the rest of the pic.. but since it's your B-Day have at it..

Was on a mini vacation to get shit done which I did.
Boat's in the water
Youngin now has a inspected Volvo, her first car.
Dingy's patched up and motor purring to get me out to the sail boat.
and went sailing for the earliest time in many years.. with my new A-Sail

and if Guskas still around we now have horsies back on the farm.. two cute little mini's and big one that's a jumper..

Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 09:58 PM (CjN1r)

445 yu see how they are treating Anne Romney in the press? the courts hate horsepeople. if someone gets hurt on your place you are an evil rich person who deserves to be stripped of everything you own. Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at June 01, 2012 02:53 AM (r7Ddb) Isn't it lovely to be off the Protected Class List? Funny how the people who never shut up about a classless society care about nothing else than what caste you're in.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:00 PM (bxiXv)

446 They can do that anywhere in the US, but California is pretty hostile, especially if they even *think* you might be in business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 02:47 AM (bxiXv)



Or the "wrong kind" of rich. As in, someone who earned it -- not a movie star, famous heiress, or politician.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 10:01 PM (kaalw)

447
This was more common back in the 90's. But you didn't have to go very far in Silicon Valley to see somebody ruined by this game. Didn't matter if they were male/female, young/old, whatever ethnicity.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:57 AM (kaalw)


saw it in hollywood. made them very slow to hire anyone they didnt know or promote from within. One place was training messengers as avid editors on the side because the decided they liked the hard working kid and saw he'd fit in.  Sad really thats considered crazy talk in most industries. But its a great way to get in people and see if they have talent. if they dont, they just keep making deliveries.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 10:02 PM (r7Ddb)

448 This was more common back in the 90's. But you didn't have to go very far in Silicon Valley to see somebody ruined by this game. Didn't matter if they were male/female, young/old, whatever ethnicity. Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 02:57 AM (kaalw) I worked for a company that put out a memo basically informing managers that in such a case, it would hang them out to dry. In almost that many words. Right afterward they offered me a management position. O.o With a $15k pay cut. O.O

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:02 PM (bxiXv)

449
and if Guskas still around we now have horsies back on the farm.. two cute little mini's and big one that's a jumper..

Posted by: beanervt at June 01, 2012 02:58 AM (CjN1r)

YAY!!!!!


my kids bottle feeding a calico kitten for me. Jellybean should be coming home in 10-14 days now

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 31, 2012 10:04 PM (r7Ddb)

450 http://tinyurl.com/6luwbwz

This is a spiral galaxy, ESO 510-G13.  It's been warped from interracting with other galaxies.  It is not presently colliding with any others.



http://tinyurl.com/6y2mmr

Do you see a whole lotta elliptical galaxies resulting from those collisions?


No, possibly because they're still in the process of coalescing.  Or did you think that was the end of it?  I did post two very good videos showing what a collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda would look like, but you chose to ignore them.  Who's ignorant again? 


But thanks, really, you posted some really excellent examples of what I was talking about.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 10:05 PM (F79HU)

451 449 They can do that anywhere in the US, but California is pretty hostile, especially if they even *think* you might be in business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 02:47 AM (bxiXv)


Or the "wrong kind" of rich. As in, someone who earned it -- not a movie star, famous heiress, or politician.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 03:01 AM (kaalw)


===


Insty has been talking about tar and feathers lately.  starting to see that as a good idea. 

Posted by: jc at May 31, 2012 10:06 PM (ufJKx)

452

446

Hey Gush!! Lobby bar has a piano player that sounds just like Billy Joel,...lets go in and grab a couple of martini's and some chips and salsa....just for the heck of it.....I'm buying.....

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:06 PM (zt5qx)

453

Posted by: beanervt at June 01, 2012 02:58 AM (CjN1r)


Howdy, Bean!


Oh yeaaahhhhh!!!!!  You can get out on the water again, can't ya?  Swing on by the Gulf and pick me up so we can go south and pick up some fine Mexican wiminz.

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 10:08 PM (F79HU)

454 I worked for a company that put out a memo basically informing managers that in such a case, it would hang them out to dry. In almost that many words.

Right afterward they offered me a management position. O.o

With a $15k pay cut. O.O

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 01, 2012 03:02 AM (bxiXv)



In the case of the BH and I, we recognize that we could each be bankrupted by such a case that got wonky.....and take slight comfort that the other would have untouchable assets that could be used for a reboot. But it's a real risk -- if you're going to manage people in California, you risk everything you've got every day, even if you have an employer setting goals.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 10:08 PM (kaalw)

455 seeing titties in 3d will never get old, especially with the nipples popping out of the screen

Posted by: The Dude at May 31, 2012 10:09 PM (tw6Ar)

456 Working Risk Management in ANY company doing (sic) business in (sic) California, is like walking around with a loaded handgun pointed at your head and the person holding the gun has a seizure disorder....any questions?

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:16 PM (zt5qx)

457 if you're going to manage people in California, you risk everything you've got every day, even if you have an employer setting goals. Posted by: cthulhu at June 01, 2012 03:08 AM (kaalw) And if you're a contractor, they can declare you a regular employee and apply rules retroactively. Shitty place to do business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:18 PM (bxiXv)

458

Night all, Love you stupid asses, and mean it. See, I do spout drunken bullshit all the time, I told you!

Posted by: lou's a girl at May 31, 2012 10:19 PM (fHyXI)

459 Good night, Lou!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 10:20 PM (F79HU)

460 go south and pick up some fine Mexican wiminz

Whoo yah,, caliente-est señoritas all around Robert..




Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 10:20 PM (CjN1r)

461

460

 

Mer......yes....good to text you....long time....

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:21 PM (zt5qx)

462 night Lou!

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:22 PM (zt5qx)

463 my kids bottle feeding a calico kitten for me. Jellybean should be coming home in 10-14 days now Posted by: gushka

Jellybean is your "haz a new kitty" Gushie? and where was he if that was he?
which also reminded me we haz a new 1yr old kitty too. Yep Laur brought home another one..

Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 10:26 PM (CjN1r)

464 Another bit from "The Joy of Management":

One time, we had this QA inspector who quit. As we were processing this guy out, someone commented that we were losing the only black guy in our 40-person company, which startled me.

I seriously hadn't realized he was "black". We had Hispanics on board with darker skin, and a Fijian who was more typically Melanesian, and folks from India, the Philippines, Norway, China, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Tulare in the mix -- and we were all hustling so much to try to keep up with events that it had never occurred to anyone to count up who was what.

Only later, it crossed my mind that I'd dodged a bullet. If someone had wanted to make an issue of his leaving, it would have been costly and disruptive to defend.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 10:29 PM (kaalw)

465

Dang!!

 

Far past my sleep time. Nice to see you all again.

But before I go...what news of...."Rum?"

Night M and M's

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:30 PM (zt5qx)

466 But before I go...what news of...."Rum?" Posted by: Richard at June 01, 2012 03:30 AM (zt5qx) Occasional appearances. Probably has a "life" or whatever you call those weird things people other than me have.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:36 PM (bxiXv)

467 Shitty place to do business.


Drove Frank Butler *catalina boats* out.. self start-up builder couldn't maintain what he felt was a fair cost to his customers with the increasing cost and regs, so packed his company off to fla...
 

 

Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 10:37 PM (CjN1r)

468

469

Thanks Mer. And, "Fair winds and following seas to you.. good sir."

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 10:42 PM (zt5qx)

469 Whoo yah,, caliente-est señoritas all around Robert..

Posted by: beanervt at June 01, 2012 03:20 AM (CjN1r)


I found a hot chica just for you.


http://tinyurl.com/7j5rhdm

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 10:42 PM (F79HU)

470 Alright, barely keeping my eyes open now.

Time to hit the sack.

Good night, Bean, Gushie, JC, Cthulhu, Richard, Mero, Dude, Zakn!

Posted by: Robert at May 31, 2012 10:45 PM (F79HU)

471 Interesting how Frank *Butler* got started,, he had a machine shop outside hollyweird that made contract machine stuff. He was also a avid sailor and when finally saving enough went to the local builder to have one built.

He show's up at the shop when the delivery was to take place and everyone there knew nothing about it and said you don't give him the money until it's done. Well since he had paid for it he said we will be building one this afternoon.. he had his lawyer draw up a purchase agreement and bought the shop and proceeded to finish his boat with parts from all the partial finished ones.. Catalina Yacht's  was born,

Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 10:46 PM (CjN1r)

472 Goodnight Roberto.

Posted by: jc at May 31, 2012 10:46 PM (ufJKx)

473 Zakn.  Sorry you gotta work this weekend, I will lift a Windsor/Coke on your behalf, maybe as soon as ... oh 7 hours or so.

Posted by: zeera at May 31, 2012 10:47 PM (XtxRN)

474 I found a hot chica just for you

Tnks and Goodnite Robert....

Posted by: beanervt at May 31, 2012 10:50 PM (CjN1r)

475 Thanks Mer. And, "Fair winds and following seas to you.. good sir." Posted by: Richard at June 01, 2012 03:42 AM (zt5qx) I was followed by a sea once. Very unnerving.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:55 PM (bxiXv)

476 Weird thing is, there's a shitload of talent in California -- and it could be the Golden State again in a matter of hours.....once it canned nine out of ten idiots in Government.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2012 10:58 PM (kaalw)

477 Shorter sidebar. 'eff everybody. I gotta get re-elected. (Obama just did a BIG leak to NYT)

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at May 31, 2012 11:05 PM (Z+/1s)

478

470

Yes my friend,

 

Watched that sad episode unfold just down the street from where I work at Panavision. Seeing the weeds overtaking that once proud facility...now nothing but ruin awaiting the wrecking ball to make room for more fucking Condo's. (like they need em)

I was a "J-boat" racer back in the day...but the Catalina was a fine day cruiser and to see that company bail was just another nail....among many since the demoncrats took the helm....SAY GREESE BITCHES!! LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND SAY GGGGRRRREEEEEESE!!!!!....but the mobs voted sock master Jerry into the mix so lets see what this "Bath House" boy king has in mind to fix the slide or maybe he jus wanna grease his back side....

 

now I'm done   

Posted by: Richard at May 31, 2012 11:06 PM (zt5qx)

479 I listened to the Ricochet podcast. Made miss Texas alot. If you live in California: Get the fuck out of there before they pass a law not letting you leave

Posted by: Zakn at May 31, 2012 11:20 PM (AjRGO)

480 (Obama just did a BIG leak to NYT) Posted by: Comrade Arthur at June 01, 2012 04:05 AM (Z+/1s) That son of a bitch managed to simultaneously take credit for something he didn't do, blame Bush, sabotage our intelligence efforts, facilitate future nuclear war in the Middle East, and harm Israel by revealing their actions to their enemies. I don't just want him out of office, I want that asshole in prison. I know that will never happen, because Goddamn traitorous Dems are above the law (like Ted Kennedy trying to sell out to the Soviets).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 11:44 PM (bxiXv)

481 >That son of a bitch managed to simultaneously take credit for something he didn't do, blame Bush, sabotage our intelligence efforts, facilitate future nuclear war in the Middle East, and harm Israel by revealing their actions to their enemies. Or, as Obama calls it, Thursday evening.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at June 01, 2012 01:11 AM (Z+/1s)

482 Hmmm, something weird here.

Posted by: teej at June 01, 2012 01:12 AM (sbimF)

483 Okay that's better. Is that a record for longest gap in ONT comments? I know there's another post up but...

Posted by: teej at June 01, 2012 01:16 AM (sbimF)

484 Isn't Medicaid a safety net program? If you add safety net programs + Medicaid, you get 22.7%, #1 expenditure.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 01, 2012 04:02 AM (qQxiI)

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