July 31, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2013)–VRWC Edition
— Maetenloch

Quote of the Day

"The key to understanding the Left is knowing that they inhabit a Manichean fantasy world in which history is controlled by roiling, magical forces, in which signs, symbols, and portents are more important than empirical reality and in which their opponents are not just wrong but evil:"

Quote of the Day II

The funny thing about Hillary Clinton is how vastly her reputation exceeds her accomplishments. In reality, the only reason anyone has heard of her is that she married Bill Clinton. Otherwise, she would have toiled away as an obscure, reasonably competent if obnoxious lawyer. She was a relatively unpopular First Lady who is best remembered for being embarrassed by her husband's serial infidelities. She served a brief term as a Senator from New York, a role in which she achieved nothing. Then she lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, and punched her ticket during a singularly unsuccessful stint as Secretary of State. Never has she had an original thought, formulated a successful strategy, or stepped out of the shadow of her singular husband.

But none of that matters: Hillary already has the establishment's enthusiastic backing as she prepares for her next presidential run.

And she's well on her way to getting the highly coveted Maverick endorsement.

I'll spare you a picture of Hillary! and show the proposed Hollywood version instead:

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The Ultimate Sleeper of a Car

Hey man wanna race for pink slips?

plrWUvK

The Real World Effects of EMP on Vehicles

An EMP blast would bring the world to halt and fry the electronics on every car, right? Well maybe not.

The government-sponsored EMP Commission did some tests in 2008 and found that even in a strong EMP field most cars didn't even stall much less get fried:

We tested a sample of 37 cars in an EMP simulation laboratory, with automobile vintages ranging from 1986 through 2002. Automobiles of these vintages include extensive electronics and represent a significant fraction of automobiles on the road today.

Automobiles were subjected to EMP environments under both engine turned off and engine turned on conditions. No effects were subsequently observed in those automobiles that were not turned on during EMP exposure. The most serious effect observed on running automobiles was that the motors in three cars stopped at field strengths of approximately 30 kV/m or above. In an actual EMP exposure, these vehicles would glide to a stop and require the driver to restart them. Electronics in the dashboard of one automobile were damaged and required repair. Other effects were relatively minor. Twenty-five automobiles exhibited malfunctions that could be considered only a nuisance (e.g., blinking dashboard lights) and did not require driver intervention to correct. Eight of the 37 cars tested did not exhibit any anomalous response.

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Facebook: 'Kill Zimmerman' Page is Okay but Bans Page on 'Chiggers'

No word on riggers and giggers.

The Smithsonian May Get a New Exhibit

It'll go in the genocide wing I guess.

Why Some Libertarians Sympathize with the Confederacy

"Whatever you say about the Confederate States of America, it was no libertarian paradise."

The Sad Case of Mike

"I'm just glad I got out of there and didn't end up like Mike," said Husmer's cousin Amary Martin, 33, an attorney at a large law firm who hasn't seen Husmer, her closest childhood playmate, for nearly six years.  ..."Just look at that loser with his contented grin and positive outlook day in and day out," she added. "The poor guy doesn't even know how bad he has it."

The Top Read at Gitmo

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Ten Familiar Automotive Technologies That Will Go Extinct

Most of these I can believe but I'm pretty sure that camshafts and drum brakes will still be around twenty five years from now.

Bank Forecloses on Wrong House, Steals Stuff, and Refuses to Compensate Owner

Because she can't produce the receipts which were among the items taken from her house by the bank's agents.

In America, the Cheese is Dead

If you want cheese for next week, you buy a young cheese. And when you buy young cheese for next week, you go home, [but] you never put the cheese in the refrigerator, because you don't put your cat in the refrigerator. It's the same; it's alive. We are very afraid of getting sick with cheese. By the way, more French people die eating cheese than Americans die. But the priority is different; the logic of emotion is different. The French like the taste before safety. Americans want safety before the taste.

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Teh Tweet!

Yahoo group. That is all.

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1 .?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:10 PM (HVff2)

2 YAY!!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:12 PM (8lmkt)

3 Almost first!

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 31, 2013 05:13 PM (sQ0LB)

4 G'evening y'all.  I'm sorry for the morons who had a rough day today, *passes over a beer*



My day was pretty damn good and I'm buying a round.  Made my sales quota (by a fingernail lol) and I'm sitting here with a cold beer and my Powerball retirement plan that's about to be implemented.  At least, that's what the guy that sold me the ticket said.  So when I win, the party is on.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:13 PM (/izg2)

5 Sheesh, Cochran put out the "ONT is up" prior to grabbing first?  What a goofball.  I never spread the word, till I get first.  Sadly, tonight is just not my night.  Although I am expecting Jason Aldean at any moment.  I hope he brings some weed.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:13 PM (8lmkt)

6 Awww shit, now they install it.

Posted by: Capt Ho Lee Fuk at July 31, 2013 05:13 PM (doBIb)

7 Hey CC how goes the med world?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:14 PM (HVff2)

8 peaches you made me choke on my own tongue on the other thread.!

also i would like to ban chiggers, they really tear my skin up.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2013 05:14 PM (Jy4tI)

9 hey now

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at July 31, 2013 05:14 PM (XvrTA)

10 Did Facebook ban "Sniggers" as well? They really should.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:14 PM (iQit/)

11 I hate to say it, but I laughed at the SFO landing lights. Congrats, NCRef!

Posted by: Vendette at July 31, 2013 05:14 PM (77l1L)

12 First was taken before I could comment. And puff puff give mofo.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:15 PM (GEICT)

13 when I get the fist, I use teh fist

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at July 31, 2013 05:15 PM (XvrTA)

14 Diane Lane. I am not worthy. I don't care WHAT her politics are.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 05:16 PM (4Mv1T)

15

Maddie update (per her mother):

 

Had a really good day at the hospital today!  Maddie was in a great mood all day!  She got her hair washed and brushed....She enjoyed PT, OT, music therapy and requested a kid's meal from Chipotle and is exicted to eat!  Her potassium and magnesium levels are in the normal range so she's not having to take those anymore.

 

I haven't heard anything more about progress on infections, but I did see a picture of her sitting up and smiling, looking more like a 4 year old should.  God bless you 'rons and 'ettes for all your prayers.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 31, 2013 05:16 PM (sQ0LB)

16 Awesome news CC!

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (mHjMr)

17 I could have been first but alas.....

Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (DWF95)

18 On that airport, what if the "NOT" part and the blue "HERE" are put on the same circuit and the breaker flips?

Posted by: MrX at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (PxmNZ)

19 She looks like a young Vanna White!

Posted by: Old Buffalo at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (KArqF)

20 also i would like to ban chiggers, they really tear my skin up.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2013 10:14 PM (Jy4tI)


we lived outside of Kansas City for a couple of years when I was a kid.  the lesser siblings were plagued by chiggers.  never made a mark on me.  mosquitos won't come near me, either, even while they are feasting on the people around me.  I don't know what it is, perhaps just simple respect. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (8lmkt)

21 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (n1VQv)

22 Only in bizarro universe would Diane Lane play the hildabeast.

Posted by: EC at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (doBIb)

23 So here's my question: How is "50 Shades of Grey" not a heretical book to the Muzzies? I mean, I get that it's all about a guy and his submissive woman, and that's got to turn on the Muzzies like the uncovered ass of a pretty goat, but still.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (CA2NO)

24 That is awesome awesome news ConCrank. #happyhappyhappy

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:17 PM (GEICT)

25 Thanks for the update on Maddie, Conservative Crank. Great news!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:18 PM (iQit/)

26 This looks lime another good one, Maet. Thanks, aa always - now to read the links... Oh, and Hey, everyone.

Posted by: shredded chi at July 31, 2013 05:18 PM (ifloA)

27 that's got to turn on the Muzzies like the uncovered ass of a pretty goat, but still. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 31, 2013 10:17 PM (CA2NO) Award. Winning. Blog.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:18 PM (GEICT)

28 Conservative Crank, that is wonderful, I hope all her days get better. It's so hard to realize a small child going through such tough times so early in life.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2013 05:19 PM (Jy4tI)

29 but alas..... Posted by: Jake in ID
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It's ALIVE!

Where have you been?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 05:19 PM (4Mv1T)

30 Maddie update (per her mother):

Had a really good day at the hospital today! Maddie was in a great mood all day! She got her hair washed and brushed....She enjoyed PT, OT, music therapy and requested a kid's meal from Chipotle and is exicted to eat! Her potassium and magnesium levels are in the normal range so she's not having to take those anymore.

Crank, that actually made me cry.  What wonderful news.  I want that little girl to be happy more than I want a lot of things.  One of these days, you are going to have to let us see a picture of our girl Maddie.  I love her.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:19 PM (8lmkt)

31 The chiggers thing STILL has me fuming. That's as bad as being called a racist because you appropriately use the term "niggardly."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (CA2NO)

32 Thanks Vendette!  And I just had a great talk with my Mom...she's AWESOME...and I'll be visiting Alexandria again soon, to pick up some really nice furniture and hopefully hang out with some 'rons and 'ettes again.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (/izg2)

33 So here's my question: How is "50 Shades of Grey" not a heretical book to the Muzzies? I mean, I get that it's all about a guy and his submissive woman, and that's got to turn on the Muzzies like the uncovered ass of a pretty goat, but still. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 31, 2013 10:17 PM (CA2NO) Having never read the book, but perhaps the dominance aspect? Plus it's not like they've got a whole lot else to do there. I understand that the Harry Potter books are popular too.

Posted by: Vendette at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (77l1L)

34 Ah, a traction-limited FWD sleeper. There was someone several years ago with a methanol-fueled twin-engine Hyundai running 10-second quarters and eating everything alive on the street, until word got out and he retired it - not a surprise anymore. Oh, and it looked stock outside and in the driver's compartment - the rear engine was hidden under a cover. This one looks like chump change in comparison - show me timeslips.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (qyfb5)

35 Auto technologies departing? Where the fuck is my jet pack?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (HVff2)

36 I quit my job today.  Just wrote a two line resignation, handed to HR and walked out the door.  The owner thought it was cool to pay illegals under the table.
I did not.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 05:20 PM (I5Htn)

37 I'm so glad to hear Maddie's doing better, CC! Thank you for the update!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:21 PM (CA2NO)

38 On the EMP effects on cars. The car's body is probably a decent Faraday cage (for metal body cars) The question is would grounding the body make it more or less resistant to an EMP?

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 05:21 PM (qo244)

39

hey MH, it goes--been an interesting couple of days.  Had a few patients with strokes, a few more that might or might not have been.  Just sent a young kid out to the Children's Hospital with a nasty injury, put the bike handlebars all the way through his thigh and out the other side--but he should be good long term, didn't hit anything vital.   90 minutes left in this shift, haven't had to pronounce anyone in this stretch of six in a row (knocks on wood).

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 31, 2013 05:21 PM (sQ0LB)

40 So glad for the good news, CC!

Posted by: Mrs. Mittens at July 31, 2013 05:21 PM (hS9Qx)

41 Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:20 PM (I5Htn)

holy crap . . . that is a bold move, my friend.  you have other prospects?  maybe you can leverage your knowledge of the under-the-table bs to get unemployment.  let me know if you want on the prayer list, 'kay?

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:22 PM (8lmkt)

42 I'm not sure my constitution can take 3 plus years of the political hagiography extended to Saint Shillary. I'm already tired of her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:22 PM (iQit/)

43 Good for you, Big Ben. I'll pray for you to find another job quickly, with a more honest boss.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:22 PM (CA2NO)

44 Oh, and, good news CC, now that I'm done ragging on the Geo.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 05:23 PM (qyfb5)

45 36 I quit my job today. Just wrote a two line resignation, handed to HR and walked out the door. The owner thought it was cool to pay illegals under the table. I did not. Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:20 PM (I5Htn) Damn Ben. Helluva stand. Good luck in the search. CDB isn't here, so I'll do the honors....area of the country and field you're in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:23 PM (GEICT)

46 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 05:23 PM (JMmQ9)

47 evening 'rons.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2013 05:23 PM (5lVZz)

48 Chiggers ! I'm scratching the little shits as I write . Wet summer here chiggers and mosquitos are worse than normal . I blame global warming and also George Bush .

Posted by: awkward davies at July 31, 2013 05:23 PM (WK8VM)

49

I'm not sure my constitution can take 3 plus years of the political hagiography extended to Saint Shillary. I'm already tired of her.

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the networks' collective fawning causes the rest of the country to feel that way as well.

 

Posted by: junior at July 31, 2013 05:24 PM (Quo7C)

50  Peaches:
Problems. I left my phone with the GPS in my pants.
Which are back at home.
I think I'm in your neighborhood, can you run out on the front porch, wave the tequila bottle, and holler "Hey, Cowboy!"

Posted by: Jason Aldean at July 31, 2013 05:24 PM (zIE6N)

51 I quit my job today. Just wrote a two line resignation, handed to HR and walked out the door. The owner thought it was cool to pay illegals under the table.
I did not.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:20 PM (I5Htn)



*HIGH FIVE*


After I left a company who did the same thing, I reported them to INS.  Or ICE.  Whatever.  The bossman did not appreciate it lol.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:24 PM (/izg2)

52 I blame global warming and also George Bush . Posted by: awkward davies at July 31, 2013 10:23 PM And the Middle Class.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:24 PM (CA2NO)

53 Chiggers are actually the national animal of Peruvia. True story.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:25 PM (CA2NO)

54 Just as an aside There is nothing funny about Hillary Clinton. Nothing.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 05:25 PM (v6hyJ)

55 BB, you file for UI and say you were laid off and you let them know that if they fuck with you, you will fuck back.

and, yes, it appears that I am drinking myself stupid again tonight.  still no sign of Jason, dammit.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:25 PM (8lmkt)

56 Peaches - see 50

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2013 05:25 PM (mHjMr)

57 Big Ben, all the best to you!

Posted by: Vendette at July 31, 2013 05:25 PM (77l1L)

58 "The Ultimate Sleeper Of A Car"

As my monicker might suggest, I have been around the block a few times with cars.

In general, the problem with sleeper cars is that while it is possible to stuff a shit-ton of power under the hood unobtrusively, it is a lot less possible to get enough tire under the fenders unobtrusively to put all that power to the pavement. Especially in a front-wheel-drive car. On street tires.

I have seen various European and Asian all-wheel-drive cars that have made good sleepers. Splitting the power four ways is a huge help.

But, the driveline components in question in those Eurasian vehicles aren't typically built very robustly, and they don't live very long when asked to transmit 250% of their design load.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 05:26 PM (gqT4g)

59 Ditto what MWR said, Big Ben! Kudos to you~

Posted by: Mrs. Mittens at July 31, 2013 05:26 PM (hS9Qx)

60 There is nothing funny about Hillary Clinton.

Nothing.

Oh, c'mon, those fuckin' pantsuits?  Hilarious!!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:26 PM (8lmkt)

61 also i would like to ban chiggers, they really tear my skin up.



That is so racist.

Posted by: MSNBC at July 31, 2013 05:26 PM (/izg2)

62 Save yourself some grief, don't read the comments on the sleeper page.  I suspect good EMP performance in modern cars is related to the shielding that is required to meet the electromagnetic emissions regulations.  Remember the good old days when some cars couldn't be parked at the radio station?

Posted by: SpongeBob ReaverSaget at July 31, 2013 05:27 PM (kxSZr)

63 Good luck & best wishes to Ben, Maddie, CC & all the other 'Ron's & 'Ettes

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:27 PM (HVff2)

64 Diane Lane or whoever her name is is a 9 or 10 to all men and all women HRC is a 3 to all men or women when she was 42yo or less today HRC is a nope, not gunna fuck her with Geraldo's dick

Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 05:27 PM (DWF95)

65 Posted by: Jason Aldean at July 31, 2013 10:24 PM (zIE6N)

Buddy, let's reschedule, okay?  Have your people call my people.  Not like I can't just pull you up on the youtube, eh?  smooches!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:27 PM (8lmkt)

66 Love that Powerline post with the succession of hollywood babe photos with the 'Hillary?' caption and then that nightmarish photo of the real thing.
Their description of her lack of accomplishment is bang-on, too.
I'd say she's the most unaccomplished presidential candidate evah, but that one belongs to TFG.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:28 PM (xvolr)

67 Cankles are funny. So is the idea of some chick who married a President becoming President. Unless it happens.

Posted by: Splunge at July 31, 2013 05:28 PM (bKA83)

68 But, the driveline components in question in those Eurasian vehicles aren't typically built very robustly, and they don't live very long when asked to transmit 250% of their design load. Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 10:26 PM (gqT4g) Well, I'd almost bet that whole driveline is out of an FWD eclipse (seen the same done with a Geo Storm), but yeat, traction issues, and that's a *really* crappy car. No sign they swapped an AWD drivetrain in, and that would be a huge waste - just use an old Galant VR4 with plain-jane Galant valences on it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 05:28 PM (qyfb5)

69 today HRC is a nope, not gunna fuck her with Geraldo's dick


Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 10:27 PM (DWF95)


I'm pretty sure HRC don't do dick.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:29 PM (8lmkt)

70 New approach lighting system unveiled at KSFO following recent Asiana Airlines B-777 accident.

Sigh.

Posted by: Sum Ting Wong at July 31, 2013 05:29 PM (uLzrM)

71 Diane lane's (ex?) husband played George Bush in "W." But Diane would no doubt play her as a serious character and not the mockery her husband made of Bush.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:29 PM (xvolr)

72 "Maddie was in a great mood all day! She got her hair washed and brushed....She enjoyed PT, OT, music therapy and requested a kid's meal from Chipotle and is exicted to eat!"

I know a lot less about kids than I do about cars, but my general experience with kids is that if they're excited to eat, and they're keeping it down, not much can stop them. Best of luck for a continued complete recovery.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 05:30 PM (gqT4g)

73 Just a thought on the EMP car thing. Remember that Top Gear episode with the car struck by lightning? Hmmm.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 05:30 PM (qyfb5)

74 I'm pretty sure HRC don't do dick.



In more ways than one.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:30 PM (/izg2)

75 Love the new SFO landing lights.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:31 PM (dKV5k)

76 I want a Galant wagon with an Evo VIII drivetrain.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 05:31 PM (qyfb5)

77 69 today HRC is a nope, not gunna fuck her I'm pretty sure HRC don't do dick. Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 10:29 PM (8lmkt) Big 10" black latex ones I bet.

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:31 PM (HVff2)

78 New approach lighting system unveiled at KSFO following recent Asiana Airlines B-777 accident.

Yeah, that'll help . . . . "SFO Tower, Asiana Airlines 666 requesting the dumbass trainee approach"  Load of fuckin' horseshit, that is, plus, then they have to get those infrareds for the fire trucks so they don't run over the survivors . . .

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:31 PM (8lmkt)

79 If Hillary(!) had any genuine accomplishments to her name, I'm sure a few details would have leaked out by now.

Posted by: Rufus. T. Firefly at July 31, 2013 05:32 PM (uxi9i)

80 I'm a machinist with 25 years experience in Tulsa.  I have never been without a job in this career.  I start a better job on Monday.  I'm spending the next 4 days with grandsons.  Never had a lot of money but rich in the things that matter.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 05:32 PM (I5Htn)

81 I suspect good EMP performance in modern cars is related to the shielding that is required to meet the electromagnetic emissions regulations.>>

It didn't dawn on me that the lab we have at work to make sure our electronics are shielded to not screw with other stuff. Was also shielding it too. Though my worring about the EMP threat is limited also.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 05:32 PM (qo244)

82 It's ALIVE! Where have you been? Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 10:19 PM (4Mv1T) family reunion, no connectivity, 'cept for beers out of an ice chest. finally all the little Jakes and Jake-ettes can now swim, which is bad ass

Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 05:32 PM (DWF95)

83 Their description of her lack of accomplishment is bang-on, too.
By the time the media is done she will have been presented as the inventor
of sliced bread and living cheese. Admittedly, it didn't do her a lot of good last time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 05:32 PM (xGjmy)

84 Congrats on the gig BB

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:33 PM (HVff2)

85 I'm a machinist with 25 years experience in Tulsa. I have never been without a job in this career. I start a better job on Monday. I'm spending the next 4 days with grandsons. Never had a lot of money but rich in the things that matter.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:32 PM (I5Htn)


Good for you, Ben!!  I love a story with a happy ending and very wise to grab 4 days off.  You goin' fishin' with those boys?

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:34 PM (8lmkt)

86 Tom Cotton to run for Senate? Story on TepidAir...

Posted by: HoboJerky, Hash Hunter at July 31, 2013 05:34 PM (X4HxX)

87 And yet if you look at Hillary's Wikipedia page you'll see an unbelievably long list of awards. In fact, I think she received another one this week. What the hell?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:34 PM (xvolr)

88 The SFO lights in English show how insular we round eyes are.

By the way, the runway in question already has lights that serve the same function...
http://tinyurl.com/ohj8ysf

Posted by: SpongeBob ReaverSaget at July 31, 2013 05:34 PM (kxSZr)

89 Bwahahahaha at the new landing lights pattern.  It does pay to read the post once in a while.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:35 PM (/izg2)

90 Diane Lane hasn't done anything of note since she appeared in "Six Pack" with Kenny Rogers and the most bunkable Erin Grey.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 05:36 PM (BXLPR)

91 finally all the little Jakes and Jake-ettes can now swim, which is bad ass

Posted by: Jake in ID
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Swimmers all. Good news there, dad.

I sent you an email about a discussion here last night. Remington 700's

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 05:36 PM (4Mv1T)

92 I'm a machinist with 25 years experience in Tulsa. I have never been without a job in this career. I start a better job on Monday. I'm spending the next 4 days with grandsons. Never had a lot of money but rich in the things that matter. Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:32 PM (I5Htn) A machinist? Oh damn. Good for you Ben. Write your own ticket.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:36 PM (GEICT)

93 @87:awards in politics and entertainment are fleas on a hound. Ya ain't gotta be special to get them. Hell, Barky's got the Nobel Participation Trophy.

Posted by: Rufus. T. Firefly at July 31, 2013 05:36 PM (uxi9i)

94 And yet if you look at Hillary's Wikipedia page you'll see an unbelievably long list of awards

Obama, AlGore and Arafat all got Nobel Peace Prizes.  Awards don't mean shit.  They're rewards for sucking the right cock.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:37 PM (8lmkt)

95 Yeah, but John McCain thinks she was a rock star! Secretary of State. Chris Stevens was unavailable for comment. I really think that McCain is suffering from early dementia, and I am not saying that because he has behaved like a jerk to the rest of the GOP.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 05:37 PM (v6hyJ)

96 Whoops. Misposted this elsewhere: The quote of the day article about Jon Favreau's article was very good. I recall the photo of that boob clutching frat boy dork. Another example of the Democrat war on women and I don't even respect Hillary Clinton

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:37 PM (iQit/)

97 87 And yet if you look at Hillary's Wikipedia page you'll see an unbelievably long list of awards. In fact, I think she received another one this week. What the hell? Are you implying that there is something wrong with giving out an award for no discernible reason at all?? Harrumph!!

Posted by: Nobel Prize Committee at July 31, 2013 05:37 PM (bKA83)

98 H. Clinton has the speaking gig at the NADA....no word on how much honoraria she gets, but you can bet it is megabucks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 31, 2013 05:38 PM (l3vZN)

99 22 Only in bizarro universe would Diane Lane play the hildabeast. Is there going to be a scene in the Hilary biopic where she's taken to the bathroom by Janet Reno, with Reno dressed up as a Frenchman? Let that inhabit your nightmares.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 05:38 PM (KiyII)

100 Diane Lane hasn't done anything of note since she appeared in "Six Pack" with Kenny Rogers and the most bunkable Erin Grey. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper,
-------------------------

"Nights in Rodanthe." ...with Richard Gere, sans gerbil. Wife liked it. I thought it was okay. Filmed on my home turf, so there's that.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 05:38 PM (4Mv1T)

101 finally all the little Jakes and Jake-ettes can now swim, which is bad ass >>

So how tired were you from tossing them in the air? I know teaching my girls to swim was a good workout.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 05:38 PM (qo244)

102 I would rather have a face-sized spider in my house than John McCain.  Just sayin'

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:38 PM (8lmkt)

103 Good for you, Big Ben! All the more for setting the right example for your grandsons.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:39 PM (CA2NO)

104

Yeah!,  C.C.!!!

...Great News!!!  God Bless ya', Brother!

*confetti*

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 05:39 PM (lq3Ak)

105 Does Hillary have her Bronze Star yet from the enemy fire she took in Bosnia yet?

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:39 PM (dKV5k)

106 ""New approach lighting system unveiled at KSFO following recent Asiana Airlines B-777 accident.""

"Yeah, that'll help . . . . 'SFO Tower, Asiana Airlines 666 requesting the dumbass trainee approach' Load of fuckin' horseshit, that is, plus, then they have to get those infrareds for the fire trucks so they don't run over the survivors . . ."

Well, even worse, as the airport fire vehicles first showed up, they had an uninjured evacuated passenger jumping up and down and pointing and shouting (in English) that there were crash victims on the ground outside and behind the aircraft, and SFO's fire crews still managed to drive over and crush and kill one of those victims.

By the way, for those of you who aren't from the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Commiefornia, this is the general level of competence of emergency services you should expect here. I advise people where possible to find international flights out of interior airports instead of via SFO and LAX. You will pay a bit more for that. It's more than worth it in safety.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 05:39 PM (gqT4g)

107 102 I would rather have a face-sized spider in my house than John McCain. Just sayin' Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 10:38 PM (8lmkt) They both are unwelcome and get one opportunity to leave. After that.....lock and load.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:39 PM (GEICT)

108 I'm a machinist with 25 years experience in Tulsa... Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:32 PM Go entrepreneur and buy a used Bridgeport. Those 80% AR Lowers aren't going to finish themselves. Good luck, Ben. I've been "down-sized" more times than I care to recount (the Stoopid Business, and all that); walking out on your own terms must be quite liberating And scary. But mostly liberating.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (JMmQ9)

109 >Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 10:32 PM (I5Htn)

what kind of work was being paid for 'under the table' ?

Posted by: Jones in CO at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (8sCoq)

110 Hey, Slap!!!! 

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (8lmkt)

111 Great news, CC.  'Ette  genes are hardy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (0HooB)

112 How much does Hillary still owe from '08?

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (dKV5k)

113 Peach, SIL is graduating police academy in Springfield MO this week.  Fishing is a high probability.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (I5Htn)

114 Is the Hillary bio gonna show her taking out that sniper with her sidearm?

Posted by: Rufus. T. Firefly at July 31, 2013 05:40 PM (uxi9i)

115 Clean up aisle 99. Eeew, yucky

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:41 PM (HVff2)

116 Cheri Valence is gonna play HRC? Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at July 31, 2013 05:41 PM (RRbuy)

117 Ana anyone who was a voting Democrat at the time who didn't support Obama knows that the loving left treated Hillary like crap and probably cheated her of the nomination through fraud. Yet, the sisters of the magical pantsuit will get on board with her and the Obama supporters will gleefully support her turn.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:41 PM (iQit/)

118 Well, I'm sure Hillary actially earned the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood with, er, her full-throated support for abortion.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:41 PM (xvolr)

119 I'm surprised drum brakes are still around, much less efficient than discs but still much cheaper

Will the Fast N Furious fanboys jump to buy cars they can't do handbrake turns with?

The drive by wire tech will go ahead full bore since it is a boon to the STASI police

Keyless locking and starting is a godsend to car thieves. Did you know your remote key lock/unlock can be cloned by thieves with a signal capture device and they often sit in mall parking lots doing exactly that?

My hunch is that as long as internal combustion engines use pistons, they'll have camshafts

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 05:42 PM (/9IC1)

120 McCain even threw in the obligatory diss at Fox News! He is really itching to hang with the cool kids. It worked. Barrys' taking him and Miss Lindsey overseas. Ooh- laa- laa!! Fucking traitor.

Posted by: Ktgreat: assho at July 31, 2013 05:42 PM (2VupX)

121 Chigger fact . They really love to concentrate and burrow into the moist parts of the body . Cankles with her stumplike fleshy white legs and abundant folds would be chigger nirvana . Dick Cheneys' is the only human flesh invulnerable to chiggers .

Posted by: awkward davies at July 31, 2013 05:42 PM (WK8VM)

122 87 And yet if you look at Hillary's Wikipedia page you'll see an unbelievably long list of awards. In fact, I think she received another one this week. What the hell? Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 10:34 PM (xvolr) Awards and portraits. That is what they do in politics.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 05:42 PM (BXLPR)

123 Big Ben, Hope you find a job with an employer who deserves you.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 05:42 PM (9F/jQ)

124 Hey!?!?!? Where'd the link to the AoSHQ podcast go? I just replaced the dead MP3 player with the new MP3 player, and I need to "christen" it properly.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (JMmQ9)

125 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (T1005)

126
The Smithsonian May Get a New Exhibit



I wonder how authorization for a national Hate Whitey museum passed?

I kid.  Like this of course:

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Act of 2003

House 409-9
Senate Unanimous Consent
Signed Pres. George W Bush

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (kdS6q)

127 Maybe TFG will leave those rinos oversees. One could hope

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (HVff2)

128
    Good evening, good people. Fine day today.

    Did my PM on the Camry--new timing belt and fuel filter. Not a bad job to do the belt, filter is not fun due to location.

   I'm really pleased with that car thus far.  We bought it right out of arbitration, the claim was an unrepairable vibration.  I drive it 100 feet, and told the salesman we'd take it.  Problem was a partially slipped belt in one tire.

  Supposedly, Toyota did a front to back check to diagnose it-how that was missed I dunno.

  But after reading the paperwork,I concluded that it was buyer's remorse that was the reason.  Too bad for the original owner.  Vehicle has been superb thus far with 114k to date.

    I would definitely recommend the brand to anyone.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (SAMxH)

129 McCain is angling to be Hillary's running mate.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (dKV5k)

130 Diane Lane is so smoking hot. The first time I saw her was in the movie The Outsiders back in 1983 when I was 12. She was probably 18 years old in that movie. She was wow back then and she still is now.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (V1ZIU)

131 There was a huge pile on this morning when Gabe's morning thread

According to one regular moron, if we don't get out and vote for the R no matter how much he stabs us in the back, we're just part of the problem

If I have a choice between a 100 percent shit sandwich and 85 percent shit sandwich, I'll decide that I don't want a sandwich today

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (/9IC1)

132 I sent you an email about a discussion here last night. Remington 700's Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 10:36 PM (4Mv1T) I'll get back on that in a few hours Now that we are back got to turn the bedtime clock back, since we let them stay up way to late over the last week bonfires, marshmellows, s'mores, swimming and fishing all day is awesome untill you get home

Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 05:44 PM (DWF95)

133 Fuck John McCain that is all. Dementia my ass he always was a giant bag of dicks.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 05:45 PM (RTkA+)

134 Last I heard the replacement for the cam shaft, as awesome as it was, consumed more energy than a camshaft does, but I reckon someday the throttle will be gone and motors will idle at 50 RPM.

Posted by: SpongeBob ReaverSaget at July 31, 2013 05:45 PM (kxSZr)

135 >>How much does Hillary still owe from '08?

Pretty sure it was paid off around the time she left the Obama admin. Nope, nothing fishy there. Look, over there - a squirrel!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:45 PM (xvolr)

136 129 McCain is angling to be Hillary's running mate. Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 10:44 PM (dKV5k) OMG

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:45 PM (GEICT)

137 I truly fear chiggers. Too many giant cases of them. Some people around the country don't even know what they are.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 31, 2013 05:46 PM (l3vZN)

138 #118

I've long believed the only reason Chelsea exists at all is to fulfill a requirement for those seeking high political office. Hillary's only child but probably just one of many for Bill. Did he even get through the honeymoon in Haiti without boinking some other woman?

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 05:46 PM (kcfmt)

139 what kind of work was being paid for 'under the table' ?

I'll take "shoddy" for $200, Alex.

Posted by: Sean Connery at July 31, 2013 05:46 PM (8lmkt)

140
Diane Lane is so smoking hot. The first time I saw her was in the movie The Outsiders...
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

 


Streets of Fire.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 05:46 PM (kdS6q)

141 McCain is angling to be Hillary's running mate. Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 10:44 PM (dKV5k) Why not? Not like he'd be the first senile old white Senator to become VP.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:46 PM (CA2NO)

142 Dian Lane was Superman's mom in the latest Superman movie

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 05:47 PM (zOTsN)

143 Been wondering where Eli the NFC Comic has been.  Isn't it almost football season again?

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 05:47 PM (/izg2)

144 My hunch is that as long as internal combustion engines use pistons, they'll have camshafts Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 10:42 PM I gots a J.O.B. until y'all figure out fusion (or fission, I gets confused)...

Posted by: Camshaft, Esquire at July 31, 2013 05:47 PM (JMmQ9)

145 No rush Jake, 'cause I'm not buying soon. They only make about 7000 different variants of the 700, so I'll have to pick one. Just wanted to be sure you saw it.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 05:47 PM (4Mv1T)

146 Fuck John McCain that is all. Dementia my ass he always was a giant bag of dicks.

word!!!

Posted by: Sean Connery at July 31, 2013 05:47 PM (8lmkt)

147 Chiggernado

Posted by: Bruins fan at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (MYTJs)

148 oops

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (8lmkt)

149 Anyone think Bill Clinton has quit cheating?

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (zOTsN)

150 IG dad sold gmc trucks for years and I was a gm guy before it became government motors. That said my company car has been Toyota for 9'years. Good vehicles

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (HVff2)

151 Streets of Fire. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 10:46 PM (kdS6q) Nice. Forgot about that one.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (V1ZIU)

152 On the Auto Tech that will go away. The one that scares me most is the drive by wire crap. Steering wheel/brakes that aren't physically linked scare me more than face size spiders.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 05:48 PM (qo244)

153 > Dian Lane was Superman's mom in the latest Superman movie

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 10:47 PM (zOTsN)



that's just wrong. She played a stripper in The Big Town

Posted by: Jones in CO at July 31, 2013 05:49 PM (8sCoq)

154

Howdy, Peaches!  I had a lil' someting in my eyes after CC's news, too.

 

...stupid dust n, shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 05:49 PM (lq3Ak)

155 that's right- google it, fappers

Posted by: Jones in CO at July 31, 2013 05:49 PM (8sCoq)

156 Wonder if 'Stuff Naggers Hate' is available.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 05:49 PM (8FeS+)

157 "So is the idea of some chick who married a President becoming President. Unless it happens." Given the fact that TFG got elected with no qualifications whatever, thanks largely to promotion from the media, I won't be surprised if the same happens with Her Horridness. The fact that tv networks are already promoting her with aminiseries, etc. tells us they are going full bore to get the scrunt elected. I truly hate the entertainment industry. I hope that tv show gets mocked and ridiculed for having a gorgeous actress play Her Horridness.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 05:50 PM (9F/jQ)

158 I'd vote for Hillary!

If by 'vote' you mean 'put my dick in' and by "Hillary" you mean Diane Lane...

Posted by: Blueberry at July 31, 2013 05:50 PM (8qoXL)

159 Anyone think Bill Clinton has quit cheating?

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 10:48 PM (zOTsN)

I'm pretty sure his dick don't work anymore, thunderb.  Look at the man, he's a shell of his former self.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:50 PM (8lmkt)

160 Hillary is evil. She covered up for Bill's serial adultery and rape of Juanita Broderick. She lied about the cattle futures. She lied about her work for the Rose Law Firm. She lied about her relationship with the Whitewater Real Estate development. She's created a "mini-me" monster in Huma Abedin, who is also pretty evil in herself. And all those "awards" are just the political equivalent of the "gong show" that she has been given. Phony credentialism. Who can remember the "General Betrayus" add and Hillary's treatment of Petraeus in Senate hearings in 2007. She is best buddies with George Soros; her daughter was married on the grounds of his daughter's estate on the Hudson River. She's a liar and evil. God help us if she is elected President in 2016

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 05:51 PM (v6hyJ)

161 150 Drove gm for forty years. Last two new vehicles are nissan. Never go back.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 05:51 PM (RTkA+)

162 I had a dentist appt. to fix a filling and also had my teeth cleaned. I came home and removed spent blooms from my roses. One has blackspot and the fungicide I use to kill it is in the “danger” category. I used a sprayer to spray that and another climber that have it. I have already broken the wand on that sprayer this summer by accidentally stepping on it. I was being very careful with that wand and was pulling it backwards and holding wand. I hit myself vey hard in the face with the wand. I have a bloody fat lip. I get filthy as in dirty,and I come in the house and either shower or wash up and throw my clothes in the washing machine. I also noticed I have little pink spots under my eyes. I wear glasses and hit the sunglasses with the wand too. I’m sure they went up to my eyes and I didn’t notice it because I was stunned for a few seconds. My lip has been getting bigger and I have iced it. I initially sat down for a minute and then kept spraying.

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 05:51 PM (z4WKX)

163 Hillary did indeed receive another award this week. I believe it was the much coveted Vagisil Fresh and Clean Scent Award.

Posted by: mpfs, @mpfs79 at July 31, 2013 05:51 PM (65dQq)

164 "Nights in Rodanthe." ...with Richard Gere, sans gerbil. Wife liked it. I thought it was okay. Filmed on my home turf, so there's that. Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 10:38 PM (4Mv1T) Did not include Erin Grey, therefore "Nights in Rodanthe" does not compute.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 05:52 PM (BXLPR)

165 If I had my way, Hillary Clinton would be charged with accessory to murder for Benghazi.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 05:52 PM (CA2NO)

166 It Is In Our Nature The nature of man, and antithetical beliefs there regarding, are at the heart of the differences between the Progressives and those stand athwart their march in history and yell, “Stop.” The Progressives’ view can be discerned from their intellectual ancestors the Jacobins, and the Jacobins’ intellectual father, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Indeed, the goals of both, and their view towards government, are remarkably similar. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote of the Jacobins that they believed “the function of the State was not merely one of the ruling the nation, but also that of recasting it in a given mold, of shaping the mentality of the population as a whole in accordance with a predetermined model and instilling the ideas and sentiments they though desirable in the minds of all.” This sentiment is echoed by the modern day Progressive: “[L]esbian advocate Paula Ettelbrick proclaimed, about ‘transforming the very fabric of society … [and] radically reordering society’s views of reality’.” More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=2849

Posted by: The Politial Hat at July 31, 2013 05:52 PM (Vk2pI)

167 >>Anyone think Bill Clinton has quit cheating?

Bill and Hillary have lived separately - as in different states - since she moved out of the White House early to run for Senate. As soon as she was elected she purchased a huge house in DC (for about 7 million)with her autobiography advance. She threw herself a a new house shower where she actually had the nerve to register for furnishings so that her friends and supporters could furnish it before she was sworn in (and would have to then report these gifts). She has lived there ever since with her mother (untill her mother passed).

So, yeah, Bill's cheated because he's been living the single life since 2000.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 05:52 PM (xvolr)

168 @67 Although to be fair, would you rather it be Hillary or Mooch? I'll take my chances with Bill's wench.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 31, 2013 05:53 PM (AlBR8)

169

Cheese?   Nothing beats a good Peruva-lone! 

 

 

In the mountains, started our weekend a little early-  doing administrative duties but also enjoying the ATV and the potato cannon with the grandkids.Starting with a Michelob while eyeballing the Crown Royal.    Limited posting from me the next few days, but y'all seem to do just fine without me.  Carry on!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 31, 2013 05:53 PM (mvenn)

170 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 10:51 PM (RTkA+) Just passed 10K miles on my Altima today. Very nice ride. Getting 36mpg too.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (dKV5k)

171 163 that was Hillary hilarious

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (HVff2)

172 I had a dentist appt. to fix a filling and also had my teeth cleaned. I came home and removed spent blooms from my roses.

good grief, Carol, i misread that as "blooms from my nose."  i was all, omg, wtf????  guess it's time to stop drinking and do the nightly forcefeed and go watch big bro. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (8lmkt)

173 Hillary or Mooch?

Uganda looks better every day.


Posted by: SpongeBob ReaverSaget at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (kxSZr)

174 165 If I had my way, Hillary Clinton would be charged with accessory to murder for Benghazi. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 31, 2013 10:52 PM (CA2NO) ...willful and negligent indifference to human life....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (GEICT)

175 I'm vacationing in the Great North West (Pennsylvania) and have been watching quite a few Pirates games. They are on the verge of sweeping the Cardinals in 5 games. They just won there fourth tonight. The reactions are kind of funny. Usually this time of year this area is gearing up for football season. Instead the Pirates are looking really really good and that confuses the locals a bit. Probably has something to do with the previous 25 years of baseball failure. Anyway it a refreshing change of pace. GO BUCCOS!!!

Posted by: puddleglum at July 31, 2013 05:54 PM (EuscL)

176 Sorry that you got hurt, Carol and hope there are not lasting effects.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 05:55 PM (iQit/)

177
Streets of Fire.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 10:46 PM (kdS6q)


Nice. Forgot about that one.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis




And now, the one, the only -- Ellen Aim!

https://tinyurl.com/lpenwnu

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 05:55 PM (kdS6q)

178 I drive a juke wifey just picked up a rogue. We live in snow country. Tax heaven Wisconsin.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 05:55 PM (RTkA+)

179 Shouldn't that HERE sign be in Chinese characters?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at July 31, 2013 05:55 PM (28TG+)

180 trailer released for Lone Survivor, looks great

http://youtu.be/BMFLzf-DXXU

Posted by: Jose at July 31, 2013 05:56 PM (zc/sw)

181 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 31, 2013 10:52 PM (CA2NO) MWR- I believe this is the second time today I completely agree with you. The first was around 11:30 this morning, give or take a half hour. Hillary is an accessory to murder and so is SCOAMF, SCOAMF should be impeached for it. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 05:57 PM (z4WKX)

182
   Retirement means you never come off vacation.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 31, 2013 05:57 PM (SAMxH)

183 How dare anyone question Sen. McCain's loyalties!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2013 05:57 PM (BQ10H)

184 Where in Wis Chavez?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 05:57 PM (HVff2)

185 Someone should buy up all the available webpages that Hillary might use if they haven't been already.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 05:58 PM (dKV5k)

186 Streets of Fire. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 10:46 PM (kdS6q) Love that film. I find it courio interesting that it never shows up in the $5 bin at Walmart. One would think that a low-budget drive-in B-movie what had names that would later be famous would be in the $5 bin at the Mart of Walls.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 05:58 PM (JMmQ9)

187 138 #118 I've long believed the only reason Chelsea exists at all is to fulfill a requirement for those seeking high political office. Hillary's only child but probably just one of many for Bill. Did he even get through the honeymoon in Haiti without boinking some other woman? Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 10:46 PM (kcfmt) I bet he didn't get through the rehearsal dinner without banging half the bridesmaids. The other half got it during the reception.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 05:58 PM (BXLPR)

188 Interesting, about the EMP effect and cars. Anyone else remember "The Day After", and the scene where all the cars go dead after the first nuke goes off way-high-up over Kansas City? I was thinking even if the electronics were that sensitive, the diesels ought to keep running til they ran out of gas, shouldn't they? Incidentally, I first saw the movie on video when I was 17 (I was younger when it aired and my protective parents wouldn't let me get freaked out by it). Already very conservative, and enjoying the irony that this movie was made as a warning against the very policies that brought the Cold War to a largely peaceful end, I got pissed because the idiot president, with his absurdly triumphant radio address, sounded just like my beloved President Reagan. Saw it again many years later. The president sounded nothing like Reagan, and I chalked it up to my youthful zeal. I must have imagined, you see, that the makers of an already fairly blatant propaganda piece would have a Reagan sound-alike assuring the shocked and wretched survivors that we never surrendered. Then I read somewhere that they really did use a Reagan sound-alike for the broadcast, then a different subsequent release used a different voice actor.

Posted by: JPS at July 31, 2013 05:59 PM (9ziuC)

189 We still don't really know what happened to Vince Foster, but Hillary and Barack are indeed accessories to what happened to Chris Stevens. Two lying criminals. Two fucking disciples of Saul Alinsky. Assholes.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 05:59 PM (v6hyJ)

190 Senator McCain is only loyal to Senator McCain. Caring about littlepeople is for anybody but him. Sellout mfer.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 06:00 PM (RTkA+)

191 Are you sure that is the landing patter at SFO?

Posted by: Way Tu Low at July 31, 2013 06:00 PM (UTq/I)

192 I bet he didn't get through the rehearsal dinner without banging half the bridesmaids. The other half got it during the reception. Usually agree with you Ashley. However, the bridesmaids were all lezbos. Bill got it from the waitress

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 06:00 PM (HVff2)

193 I was hired to manage 8 employees.  When I started I found 4 were probably illegal.  They were used for saw, sandblast, and machine operation.  It was impossible to give accurate directions, correction etc.  The lack of owners character was becoming more evident in other areas of the company.
I confirmed they were illegal, and paid cash, no taxes etc.
I confirmed my new job this morning, loaded my stuff in the truck, wrote letter of resignation and walked out.
Oh, and turned them in to ICE. lol

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 06:01 PM (I5Htn)

194

How dare anyone question Sen. McCain's loyalties!

 

*****

 

I heard he gets 0.01 cents for every Pepsi his wife's distributorship distributes.

 

 

 

What's that?  Oh, loy-alties!?  Never mind then.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 31, 2013 06:01 PM (mvenn)

195 irongrampa, My dad finally retired. Today was his last day of work. It took a lot of convincing from all of us to get him to finally do it, (mom's been retired for about 4 years IIRC). I am so damn jealous; I've get decades left to go myself. {yeah, i know it prolly wont ever happen for me at therate we're going but why spoil a dream?}

Posted by: Joe Tenebris at July 31, 2013 06:01 PM (NTgCQ)

196 A Benghazi movie coming out in 2016 if done right could be very damaging to Hillary. Might have to get that one started on kick starter.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 06:02 PM (dKV5k)

197 http://tinyurl.com/mumddt7 This is a commercial from For America, calling Mitch McConnell a chicken because of all the things he’s said about repealing Obamacare but hasn’t done anything to stop funding it. I hope Bevin wipes him out in the Kentucky republican primary!

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:02 PM (z4WKX)

198 Big Ben, You are the man. I think I'll call you Tommy Tough Nuts from now on.

Posted by: mpfs, @mpfs79 at July 31, 2013 06:02 PM (65dQq)

199 Atta boy Big Ben. Good for you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 31, 2013 06:02 PM (GEICT)

200 I'm watching a cool YouTube video, "First Orbit". It combines footage taken from the International Space Station with audio from Yuri Gagarin's flight in 1961 to re-create a real time account of the world's first manned orbital space flight. http://tinyurl.com/kpeq865

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2013 06:02 PM (sdi6R)

201 I'm pretty sure his dick don't work anymore, thunderb. Look at the man, he's a shell of his former self. Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 10:50 PM (8lmkt) You're most likely correct. Remember that heart issue he had a few years ago? Heart issues tend to kill boners.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (V1ZIU)

202 Yes, Hillary should be prosecuted for what she did. Not for only abandoning them on 9/11 but for willfully leaving them with inadequate security months earlier. She received Stevens' requests for more security and did nothing. She heard their pleas when they were under attack and did nothing. Reckless disregard for her own employees. She should burn in hell for that.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (xvolr)

203

I remember when Chelsea Clinton was going to be a Pediatric Cardiologist.  Then she counted up the years of schooling and training required and Voila!  She became a...um...er...whatever the hell she is. 

 

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (mvenn)

204 Oh, and turned them in to ICE. lol
Posted by: Big Ben
..........
Good for you!

Posted by: Way Tu Low at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (UTq/I)

205
Love that film.
Posted by: AltonJackson




I beyond love that film.

And Willem Dafoe doing the best Joker ever, even if he didn't actually appear in a Batman movie.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (kdS6q)

206 Oh, and turned them in to ICE. lol

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 11:01 PM (I5Htn)


Oh, snap, Ben!!!  Good for you!  (not that anything will happen)

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 06:03 PM (8lmkt)

207 "anyone who was a voting Democrat at the time who didn't support Obama knows that the loving left treated Hillary like crap and probably cheated her of the nomination through fraud. Yet, the sisters of the magical pantsuit will get on board with her and the Obama supporters will gleefully support her turn."

Not so sure about that last part.

Parties go through regional factional fights.

Viz. the 1960s era of the new-money Sunbelt small-government anticommunist Goldwater conservatives for control of the GOP versus the old-money slightly-less-big-government communist-accommodation-minded Northeastern liberal Rockefeller types. That ended in a draw with the California regional GOP bloc (Nixon) stepping into the power vacuum by adroitly splitting the difference. Tricky Dick was a big government anticommunist. A hybrid who peeled delegates from both schools.

The contemporary Democratic party has a Southern wing (Arkansas) and a Midwest wing (Chicago). Which do not see eye to eye. Plus a couple of less prominent regional wings such as New England and Pacific Seaboard, which tactically ally themselves as they see fit.

The Arkansas wing thought they had 2008 all sewn up, till the Chicago wing showed up with really nasty tricks in the caucuses which even the Little Rock crew had never heard of, and cheated "Hillary!" out of the nomination.

There is still bad blood from that. And there will be more. There are huge amounts of money and power hanging in the balance, and both of the dominant Donk wings want that stuff, and will go to amazing lengths to get it.

It would be nice if the GOP were not going through its own regional factional struggles at the same time. Unfortunately not the case. Republicans have their own massive internal schisms and public bunfights.

Most recently Rand Paul v. Chris Crist-ie, which is in many ways a replay of Goldwater v. Rockefeller. Everything old is new again. Who will be the Nixon of 2016?

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 06:04 PM (gqT4g)

208 I was thinking even if the electronics were that sensitive, the diesels ought to keep running til they ran out of gas, shouldn't they? >>

First "until they run out of Diesel" But yes Diesels are often used for mud trucks, since as long as you have a snorkel for air they will run. Where gasoline motors that need spark plugs will have problems.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 06:04 PM (qo244)

209 I confirmed my new job this morning, loaded my stuff in the truck, wrote letter of resignation and walked out.
Oh, and turned them in to ICE. lol


Bravo, sir!  Bravo!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 06:04 PM (JawqV)

210 It's a really good b-movie, one of the first times that DeFoe was in a film, and one of the last times that Michael Pare was in a film,

Posted by: john smallberry at July 31, 2013 06:05 PM (Jsiw/)

211 There is always the suspicion that Chelsea was Web Hubbel's daughter. The resemblance was kinda striking when she was younger and gawkier. Now that Chelsea has had some plastic surgery to fix up her looks, who know who she looks like. Interesting DNA experiment, that would be.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 06:05 PM (v6hyJ)

212 Drove gm for forty years. Last two new vehicles are nissan. Never go back. Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 10:51 PM (RTkA+) Could you call my father and tell him what you know? He absolutely refuses to buy anything except American and he's always bitching about the inevitable money pit that follows. He's 74 and just can't get past the fact that American went south a looonnnggg time ago.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 31, 2013 06:05 PM (V1ZIU)

213 Who cares if Billy C's dick works? Just let me know when the lecherous old fuck dies. What a god damn embarrasment that crew is.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 06:05 PM (RTkA+)

214 Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2013 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

Thanks for that, it's too late now to watch it all but I bookmarked it.

Z-time

Posted by: SpongeBob ReaverSaget at July 31, 2013 06:05 PM (kxSZr)

215 There is always the suspicion that Chelsea was Web Hubbel's daughter.

Oh, sure, like Hillary was out trollin' for some strange . . .

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 06:06 PM (8lmkt)

216 Damn sock!

I think I'll call you Tommy Tough Nuts from now on. Posted by: mpfs
...........
I think maybe Benny Big Nuts would be more appropriate!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2013 06:06 PM (UTq/I)

217 Dack be glad too. Anytime.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 06:06 PM (RTkA+)

218 Big Ben, In honor of your major studliness today I drop my panties for you. Call it a moronette salute.

Posted by: mpfs, @mpfs79 at July 31, 2013 06:06 PM (65dQq)

219 HRC is a nope, not gunna fuck her with Geraldo's dick Posted by: Jake in ID at July 31, 2013 10:27 PM (DWF95) Hillary Clinton wouldn't fuck Hillary Clinton with Hillary Clinton's dick…

Posted by: The Politial Hat at July 31, 2013 06:07 PM (Vk2pI)

220 >>102 I would rather have a face-sized spider in my house than John McCain. Just sayin'

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 10:38 PM (8lmkt)<<




Come to me darling.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at July 31, 2013 06:07 PM (mHjMr)

221 "I remember when Chelsea Clinton was going to be a Pediatric Cardiologist. Then she counted up the years of schooling and training required and Voila! She became a...um...er...whatever the hell she is."

Shades of Julie Brown.

"And I plan to become a veterinarian, because I love kids."

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 06:07 PM (gqT4g)

222 Good evening, Horde. Cthulhu! I made you a pie! http://tinyurl.com/mmhntqt

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 06:07 PM (aH+zP)

223 188 Interesting, about the EMP effect and cars. Anyone else remember "The Day After", and the scene where all the cars go dead after the first nuke goes off way-high-up over Kansas City? Yep. There isn't a similar description in William R. Forstchen's "One Second After", but as you'd guess, all the cars save for a 50's era vehicle are inoperative. That book did its job in scaring people, especially underscoring the vulnerabilities that the elderly (and other people who rely on daily medication) would have if all the power goes out for an extended period of time.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 06:08 PM (KiyII)

224 mpfs, well i was getting ready to sleep, but suddenly feeling awake. that was beautiful.

Posted by: Joe Tenebris at July 31, 2013 06:08 PM (NTgCQ)

225 188 Interesting, about the EMP effect and cars. Anyone else remember "The Day After", (...) I got pissed because the idiot president, with his absurdly triumphant radio address, sounded just like my beloved President Reagan.

I saw that crap too. And yes, he sounded like Reagan.

For me, though, that last scene was one of my important steps on the path to understanding the Left. That phony Reagan was talking, on that radio in the midst of nuclear devastation, about how none of this affected "our principles."

That was the moment when I realized that it was exactly those principles, the ones that are the key to the nature of America as America, that the Left considered to be what needed tearing down in such a heavy-handed manner. Very enlightening.

Or it was then, back when they were hiding, and needed artifice to explain themselves. Now we have Obama, who comes very close to declaring the same thing in plain words.

Posted by: Splunge at July 31, 2013 06:08 PM (bKA83)

226 “Despondency is not a state of humility; on the contrary, it is the vexation and despair of a cowardly pride--nothing is worse; whether we fall, we must only think of rising again and going on course.” ― François Fénelon Good night everyone. Pleasant dreams.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2013 06:08 PM (iQit/)

227 Peaches, did you read that I gave myself a big fat split lip? All because I was trying to be careful of the damn wand, that I think cost $7 to replace it.

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:09 PM (z4WKX)

228 Good night FenelonSpoke-  thanks for your uplifting spirit. I'm out also.  Later y'all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 31, 2013 06:10 PM (mvenn)

229 224 You're welcome. :-)

Posted by: mpfs, @mpfs79 at July 31, 2013 06:10 PM (65dQq)

230 #193

Good. You probably spared yourself being witness to a horrific accident.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:11 PM (kcfmt)

231 For the RNC "leadership"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 06:11 PM (/9IC1)

232 I aways kinda figured that EMP stuff was bullshit.  If you were close enough to the blast for the EMP to have an effect, your ass was glass anyways..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2013 06:11 PM (UTq/I)

233 I'm out 4am is damn early to be at work. Later, everybody.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 31, 2013 06:11 PM (RTkA+)

234 Chavez, I have become a Nissan / Toyota guy myself.  I would love to buy american, but I don't trust the big 3 anymore.

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (I5Htn)

235 Julie Brown is blonde

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rNfZxgkH7k

Posted by: Jones in CO at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (8sCoq)

236 t worked. Barrys' taking him and Miss Lindsey overseas. Ooh- laa- laa!! Fucking traitor. Posted by: Ktgreat: assho at July 31, 2013 10:42 PM (2VupX) Where is the SCOAMF taking them?

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (z4WKX)

237 I remember when Chelsea Clinton was going to be a Pediatric Cardiologist. Then she counted up the years of schooling and training required and Voila! She became a...um...er...whatever the hell she is. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 31, 2013 11:03 PM (mvenn) The girl is such a boring waste of space she couldn't even make it in a Gimme job in the MFM. She is flat as a pancake: no personality, no charm, no appeal whatsoever. She should go to work for the IRS.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (CA2NO)

238 #215

OTOH, it would explain the lack of numerous Clinton bastards if Bill was shooting blanks and Web was doing them a favor to further their political ambitions with the requisite child.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (kcfmt)

239 Egypt.

Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (dKV5k)

240 Time for the old folk. I need to reward myself tomorrow for being such a good boy.


       Goodnite, good people.   Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 31, 2013 06:13 PM (SAMxH)

241 "Could you call my father and tell him what you know? He absolutely refuses to buy anything except American and he's always bitching about the inevitable money pit that follows."

Sure, I'll be happy to call your dad.

My first Japanese designed and built vehicle was an exercise in dread.

"You die, G.I.!"

Surely the treacherous unregenerate Nipponese had built plenty of expensive time bombs into the car. As revenge for Guadalcanal, et al.

Except... nothing ever went wrong with the thing. Nothing. Ever. I waited and waited. None of my worst fears were realized. None of my least fears were realized.

It ran and ran. And ran. Obligingly and perfectly. It never rattled. Never fussed. It never had mystery recalls. It just did what a car is supposed to do. Consistently. Pleasantly. For many years and many tens of thousands of miles.

Meanwhile, at the same time, my brother bought a UAW-built American car. A total mechanical nightmare. With a "warranty" that was constantly being denied. Oh, sorry, sir, that's a wear item. As though it were normal for transmissions to puke their guts out at forty thousand miles.

Not buying anything built by the Unaccountable Arrogant Wankers ever again, that's for sure.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 06:14 PM (gqT4g)

242 The African Queen with Bogart and Hepburn was on tonight. And for the first time I watched it from beginning to end. Man new movies suck and cost too much doing so.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 06:15 PM (qo244)

243

Posted by: Big Ben at July 31, 2013 11:13 PM (I5Htn)

Toyotas are made in the us, that's all I care about.

Incidently, my Chevy, made in Korea.

Congrats on the "take this job and shove it" bit, sadly ICE will just pass under barky's orders.

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at July 31, 2013 06:15 PM (GaqMa)

244 Night all. Sleep calls.

Posted by: mpfs, @mpfs79 at July 31, 2013 06:15 PM (65dQq)

245 The LIVs like Cankles because the press has bathed her in gauzy light, and a lot of that like comes from her Jerry-Springer-show-like tirade, going off on those hateful mean Rethuglican inquisitors in the Benghazi hearings. Shit, she coulda said, "that's retarded, sir," and gotten even more adoration. Fucking LIVs. We're doomed.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at July 31, 2013 06:16 PM (ndp2I)

246 "Ana anyone who was a voting Democrat at the time who didn't support Obama knows that the loving left treated Hillary like crap and probably cheated her of the nomination through fraud." Once Oprah and the media people decided that Obama should be The First Black President the 2008 election was over for Cankles.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:16 PM (9F/jQ)

247 CDR M, SCOAMF is taking the two “republican” senators to Egypt? Wouldn’t it be great if they protested that they were there? The people don’t like O!

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:17 PM (z4WKX)

248

From what I have read, the EMP stuff could play hell with the power grid- not a lot of shielded gear there. This could be solar storms or a man made intentional stuff. (there was something in the press this week about Lloyds of London warning US Companies re: this)

I suspect it would have to be *really* close to your location to f-up an automobile, or other solid-state reliant stuff. In/over a major city, who knows?  There's not a real event to learn from, AFAIK.

Likely just another variation on LIB, regardless of the impact?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2013 06:17 PM (5lVZz)

249 Diane Lane has that perfect mix of "girl next door" and hot exotic babe.

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:18 PM (AO9UG)

250

"160 Hillary is evil."

.....

 

Save that post in it's entirety,  without changing a word.

 

We are going to need it over the next few years.

 

 

Posted by: spc at July 31, 2013 06:19 PM (WDovF)

251 Goldwater v. Rockefeller. Everything old is new again. Who will be the Nixon of 2016?Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 11:04 PM (gqT4g)

I wonder if LBJ would have won in 68 had he not dropped out?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 06:19 PM (xGjmy)

252 It was easier to stay up late with you morons when I was in AK, 4 hours earlier than EDT.   Carry on.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2013 06:20 PM (mHjMr)

253 My dentist is also a conservative. We talked about how much we detest what has happened to the US in the past few years due to SCOAMF. He thinks and I agree that TFG should be impeached over the IRS, F&F, Benghazi, the FSA spying on us, the journalists being investigated, etc. How many presidents did this much and got away with it? NONE!

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:20 PM (z4WKX)

254 So, is Huma yet another in a long line of Hil-Dog's lovers?

Posted by: Hobo BBQ at July 31, 2013 06:20 PM (vHRtU)

255 I suspect it would have to be *really* close to your location to f-up an automobile, or other solid-state reliant stuff. In/over a major city, who knows? There's not a real event to learn from, AFAIK.
Likely just another variation on LIB, regardless of the impact? Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs
.........
I suggest a real-world test over Detroit.  Or Philly.. or Chicago..  (I'm far enough west it wouldn't bother me and it would remove Dem control over Illinois for decades!)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2013 06:21 PM (UTq/I)

256

Tough posting w/ XBox controller.  Upgrading 1 Compy.  Blue screen O death on old backup this morn'g.  I'll just lurk. 

 

...Cuz this is retarded, surrrrrrr!

 

-later!

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 06:21 PM (lq3Ak)

257 Nice to hear my truck might work after the EMP blast, but maybe, BIG SURPRISE, gunpowder won't go boom. That was the premise in some dumb post-apocalyptic novel I didn't finish.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at July 31, 2013 06:21 PM (ndp2I)

258 Diane Lane = bunk.

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2013 06:21 PM (tiOTz)

259 Good nite to morons checking out.

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 06:21 PM (HVff2)

260 I beyond love that film. And Willem Dafoe doing the best Joker ever, even if he didn't actually appear in a Batman movie. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2013 11:03 PM A sledge-hammer duel AND Bill Paxton!!! What's not to love? in re: Willem Dafoe: I've hated him for years (viewed him as a B-movie rip-off of Christopher Walken), until I saw Boondock Saints. Dafoe was excellent in "Saints". He was the wrong guy for "Mr.Clark" in the Tom Clancy Clear and Present Danger film; and oh so totally wrongly cast in Flight of the Intruder Dafoe's performance in "Saints" won me over to the "Willem Dafoe? Yeah, he's OK" camp. My disillusionment with The Boondock Saints is best reserved for a weekend ONOT.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 06:22 PM (JMmQ9)

261 Good night, Face Sized Muad'dib Spider!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 06:22 PM (CA2NO)

262 188 Interesting, about the EMP effect and cars. Anyone else remember "The Day After", and the scene where all the cars go dead after the first nuke goes off way-high-up over Kansas City? I was thinking even if the electronics were that sensitive, the diesels ought to keep running til they ran out of gas, shouldn't they? Incidentally, I first saw the movie on video when I was 17 (I was younger when it aired and my protective parents wouldn't let me get freaked out by it). Already very conservative, and enjoying the irony that this movie was made as a warning against the very policies that brought the Cold War to a largely peaceful end, I got pissed because the idiot president, with his absurdly triumphant radio address, sounded just like my beloved President Reagan. Saw it again many years later. The president sounded nothing like Reagan, and I chalked it up to my youthful zeal. I must have imagined, you see, that the makers of an already fairly blatant propaganda piece would have a Reagan sound-alike assuring the shocked and wretched survivors that we never surrendered. Then I read somewhere that they really did use a Reagan sound-alike for the broadcast, then a different subsequent release used a different voice actor. Posted by: JPS at July 31, 2013 10:59 PM (9ziuC) The whole reason the movie was made was because the left thought Reagan was a warmonger and wanted a nuclear war because he actually stood up to the communists and told them to knock it the fuck off. It is like the old "Doomsday Clock". It always seemed to get closer to midnight when Rep was President even though the world got safer, and would always move back when a Dem became President even though the world got more dangerous. Now, the clock has gone from nuclear threat to "other" threats, i.e., globull warming.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 06:22 PM (BXLPR)

263 Diane Lane.

Hillary Clinton.

I totally see the resemblance. Virtually separated at birth.
Gosh golly, I wonder who could be Bill? And Monica?

And Chris Stevens.

Posted by: dissent555 at July 31, 2013 06:22 PM (yR6A1)

264 "I was thinking even if the electronics were that sensitive, the diesels ought to keep running til they ran out of gas, shouldn't they?"

Gearhead time.

Do not make the mistake of confusing classic nasty dirty old school diesels, with their purely mechanical injection pumps, with "clean, nice, environmentally friendly" new school diesels, with a shitload of fragile semiconductor electronics controlling the injection.

The latter, after the EMP or Carrington Event, are not going to run, at all.

If it was built after roughly 1990, it's probably an electronic diesel, and it's probably going to be just as much a boat anchor as an electronic gasoline engine will be.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 06:23 PM (gqT4g)

265 "I've long believed the only reason Chelsea exists at all is to fulfill a requirement for those seeking high political office. Hillary's only child but probably just one of many for Bill. Did he even get through the honeymoon in Haiti without boinking some other woman?" Remember the movie and book "Primary Colors"? It was supposed to be about Clinton's run for president. There was an incident in there about how he was accused of getting a young, black babysitter, daughter of a friend, pregnant. The had him fake the paternity test to get out of it. Don't know if that was true or made up. Travolta's portrayal of Clinton was spot on.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:23 PM (9F/jQ)

266 'night MWR sweetie

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2013 06:23 PM (mHjMr)

267 192 I bet he didn't get through the rehearsal dinner without banging half the bridesmaids. The other half got it during the reception. Usually agree with you Ashley. However, the bridesmaids were all lezbos. Bill got it from the waitress Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 11:00 PM (HVff2) Bill would have gotten that scamper if he wanted it. Plus, it was the 60's. Those girls were probably only lesbians until graduation.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 06:24 PM (BXLPR)

268 Do not make the mistake of confusing classic nasty dirty old school diesels,>>

Don't they need Urine to run now?

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 06:25 PM (qo244)

269 Alas, she passed away in 1988, but you know who would have been an ideal Cankles Clinton? Anne Ramsey.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 06:25 PM (CA2NO)

270 #251

Doubt it. A lot of the reason he gave up was the amount of hate was getting from his own side over the war. This could have been defused by ending the draft, which proved to be the real objection most younger people had to the conflict. Surveys showed there wasn't much opposition to the reasons for the war if you took conscription out of the picture.

It is notable that attendance at anti-war rallies dwindled almost overnight once the draft ended. History could have been different if they'd ended it several years earlier.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:26 PM (kcfmt)

271 Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 11:21 PM (lq3Ak) Good Night, Slapweasel. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:26 PM (z4WKX)

272 Who should play Hillary!? Is Anthony Hopkins still alive?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 06:26 PM (qyfb5)

273 Hillary. She IS accomplished in a sense. She has tainted everything she has ever touched..., everything.

Ultimate sleeper. Uh, no. I knew a guy in Charlotte who squeezed a dual-quad 413 into a Dodge Lancer back in 1964. I'm saying that IT was the ultimate sleeper, but it was Really  quick. Now that guy had a carbon footprint to envy.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 31, 2013 06:27 PM (aDwsi)

274 * I'm not saying that IT.....

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 31, 2013 06:27 PM (aDwsi)

275 Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2013 11:17 PM (5lVZz) IIRC, that's the real threat of an EMP attack, that it would cause a cascade effect throughout the power grid and that it would take a while to replace the sensitive components of the grid.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 06:28 PM (KiyII)

276 Ugh. Clinton sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:28 PM (aDwsi)

277 256 Tough posting w/ XBox controller. Upgrading 1 Compy. Blue screen O death on old backup this morn'g. I'll just lurk. ...Cuz this is retarded, surrrrrrr! -later! Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 11:21 PM (lq3Ak) Heh. My dad has to go before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unless I fix the INS/FBI lock they have on his computer. Maybe i should send 300USD to the Prince of United American States Intelligence of Cyber Security and be done with it.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 06:28 PM (8FeS+)

278 Anthony Hopkins looks better than Hillary and yes is still alive.  He was just in RED2 with Bruce Willis.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:30 PM (lDXPG)

279 Another excellent Cankles? Vincent Pastore.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 31, 2013 06:30 PM (CA2NO)

280 #256

Have you tried plugging a USB keyboard into the Xbox? I've never tried it with the browser but it works with other stuff that requires text entry.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:30 PM (kcfmt)

281 I totally see the resemblance. Virtually separated at birth.
Gosh golly, I wonder who could be Bill? And Monica?

And Chris Stevens.
Posted by: dissent555
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Whoever draws the short straw gets to play Vince Foster...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:30 PM (aDwsi)

282 Hillary's age might turn off the LIVs. At least Obama had the advantage of youth and vitality during the last two elections. Hillary will be, what, 69 in 2016, or even older?

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 06:32 PM (KiyII)

283 I rewatched last season's Justified. Very well written and very well acted. Everything just clicked.

Posted by: Waldo at July 31, 2013 06:32 PM (tCBZk)

284

I done seen a pixter of Rev. Sharfton on Zippy Weesls, as was reserchin my legel degree.

 

That mofo bo have a Sirius head  o' letus, like souf park.

 

He got sum bad shit goin' on.

Posted by: rachel the unreading at July 31, 2013 06:33 PM (u9KEO)

285 Lotta short straws in this movie. Ain't there?

Posted by: dissent555 at July 31, 2013 06:33 PM (yR6A1)

286 Posted by: nerdy girl at July 31, 2013 11:23 PM (9F/jQ) I read that book and loved it but never watched the movie. I’ll have to watch it when it’s on or check if it is on demand.

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:33 PM (z4WKX)

287 Heh. How about a casting call to play Craig Livingston?
And then there is Travelgate, Whitewater, Rose Law firm. Wonder if those will be covered?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:34 PM (aDwsi)

288 Eric Holder to play Ron Brown?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:34 PM (lDXPG)

289 282 Hillary's age might turn off the LIVs. At least Obama had the advantage of youth and vitality during the last two elections. Hillary will be, what, 69 in 2016, or even older?
Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 11:32 PM (KiyII)


She could get a Lifestyle Lift.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 06:34 PM (xGjmy)

290 Lotta short straws in this movie. Ain't there?
Posted by: dissent555
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A long, long list.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:34 PM (aDwsi)

291 Been crushing on Diane Lane ever since I saw her in Lonesome Dove. Casting her as the Hildebeest is truly snort-worthy, kind of like Alec Baldwin as General Jimmy Doolittle. Maybe she sees it as her chance to do the "I'm relevant enough to ugly myself up" stage of her career.

Posted by: Pat Bottoms at July 31, 2013 06:34 PM (6rcHp)

292 I've said it before: Diane Lane playing Hillary is pure Oscar bait for going ugly. It's just like Charlize Theron playing the lead in 'Monster.'

If things go badly wrong, I can imagine a 'Tropic Thunder' conversation in a few years, where Charlize tells Diane her mistake was going full ugly. "Never go full ugly, man."

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:35 PM (kcfmt)

293 There are people out there who have brought Hillary to orgasm and seen her O-face and heard her squeals and moans of ecstasy. Guess what country they live in now.

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:35 PM (AO9UG)

294

The Hudson is about to be on Leno.

Also Bob Costas, so DVR might be best.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2013 06:35 PM (5lVZz)

295 #293

None. Why do you think Vince Foster offed himself?

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 06:36 PM (kcfmt)

296 "t worked. Barrys' taking him and Miss Lindsey overseas. Ooh- laa- laa!! Fucking traitor. Posted by: Ktgreat: assho at July 31, 2013 10:42 PM (2VupX) Where is the SCOAMF taking them? " How about giving McCain back to Hanoi?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:36 PM (9F/jQ)

297 Guess what country they live in now. Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 11:35 PM (AO9UG) The 9th Circle

Posted by: Satan at July 31, 2013 06:37 PM (Vk2pI)

298 Michael C. Hall, the man who plays Dexter on Showtime would be good for a younger Hillary.

Posted by: CarolT at July 31, 2013 06:37 PM (z4WKX)

299 the new MP3 player is almost fully charged, yet The Horde cannot provide the link to the latest HQ podcast? WTF? Over.?.?

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 06:37 PM (JMmQ9)

300 Hillary will be, what, 69 in 2016, or even older?

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2013 11:32 PM (KiyII)

Fuck you.

I had a really nice meal and I just puked it all up.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2013 06:37 PM (gqgiP)

301

Sally Struthers is Hillary!

 

Or Bruce Valanche, if she's not available.

Posted by: Pat Bottoms at July 31, 2013 06:38 PM (6rcHp)

302 Jacki Weaver would be the perfect Hillary, and she's already proven she can in "Animal Kingdom." Just the right touch of malevolence.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2013 06:38 PM (xvolr)

303 Sydney Leathers to play the young Hillary Rodham.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:39 PM (lDXPG)

304 "I wonder if LBJ would have won in 68 had he not dropped out?" Nope. He was truly hated. He was hate for replacing the lovely JFK, and he was hated for Viet Nam.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:39 PM (9F/jQ)

305 Don't ever say Hillary & 69 in the same sentence, please

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 31, 2013 06:40 PM (HVff2)

306 Hillary will be, what, 69 in 2016, or even older? Break out the actuarial tables!

Posted by: Matt! DAMON at July 31, 2013 06:40 PM (xmjZC)

307 There are people out there who have brought Hillary to orgasm and seen her O-face and heard her squeals and moans of ecstasy.

Guess what country they live in now.


Catatonia.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 06:40 PM (JawqV)

308 Hank Green SciShow video Is SHARKNADO Possible? http://youtu.be/w2Qk-jz_tWc Spoiler: No

Posted by: mindful webworker, spontaneously generated at July 31, 2013 06:41 PM (U13jb)

309 The Hillary Story should be done as a musical.

Full Busby Berkeley treatment.

Posted by: dissent555 at July 31, 2013 06:42 PM (yR6A1)

310 307 There are people out there who have brought Hillary to orgasm and seen her O-face and heard her squeals and moans of ecstasy. Guess what country they live in now. Catatonia. Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 11:40 PM (JawqV) Wow. The meme is dead already.

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:42 PM (AO9UG)

311 JFK was a slut, but he was a pretty and charismatic slut.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:42 PM (9F/jQ)

312 Dude, she is so not into you anymore.  She hired a hitman to whack you.  And 'Godly' does not fall into the proper lexicon to describe such a person, try 'Infernal' okay?

http://tinyurl.com/mdvnamf

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:42 PM (lDXPG)

313 Awww, doggehs are so cute. TRUMANN, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) – A paralyzed Arkansas man awoke to find blood on the muzzle of his dog and a “burning pain” in his mid-section, and according to the police report: “the dog had eaten one of his testicles.” (And i kid, dogs are frickin awesome. But yikes.)

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 06:42 PM (8FeS+)

314 Wow. The meme is dead already.

You really Peruvia would let them in?  They've got standards!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 06:43 PM (JawqV)

315 Is Catonia next to Peruvia?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:43 PM (lDXPG)

316 Hi Horde.

Ace rocked the house today, but if I read every comment thereto, I would have gotten not one thing done. like the following...

I am working on two books and at least two posts for my various blogs.

Some may have noticed that I laid off from posting at my blog in the last few years. Why? Fear. My life is scarily parallel to BHO's; my father is Kenyan and appeared in the movie 2016: Obama's America.  BHO knows who I am, and that I am his adversary, but fuck it.  I'm tired of being afraid. 

Also, I have an editing job as soon as my client pays me. So I might not comment here much.

Speaking of editing, there seems to be a lot of Moron writers. Don't be shy about asking me to edit your book. I have a bit of experience.

We have to make our own jobs, in spite of how our would-be masters would want it to be.

I love you all and will be praying for you.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 31, 2013 06:43 PM (Tnlh/)

317 Superman & Batman at the SuperCafe discuss the announced team-up movie http://youtu.be/3B96ctffVp8 by How it should have ended

Posted by: mindful webworker, anthropomorphically generated at July 31, 2013 06:43 PM (U13jb)

318 If it can rain frogs, it can rain sharks.

Posted by: Waldo at July 31, 2013 06:44 PM (tCBZk)

319 Is Catonia next to Peruvia?

Antipodes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 06:44 PM (JawqV)

320 Hillary is not the man she appears to be in public.

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:44 PM (AO9UG)

321 313 - I predict the same for Bill when he meets up with Buddy in the afterlife.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:45 PM (aDwsi)

322 He was hate for replacing the lovely JFK,  . . .
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 11:39 PM (9F/jQ)


Regrettably, the Dems had not yet seen "Weekend at Bernies".

Posted by: dissent555 at July 31, 2013 06:45 PM (yR6A1)

323 "Alas, she passed away in 1988, but you know who would have been an ideal Cankles Clinton? Anne Ramsey." You would be a brilliant casting director.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:45 PM (9F/jQ)

324 304 "I wonder if LBJ would have won in 68 had he not dropped out?"
Nope. He was truly hated. He was hate for replacing the lovely JFK, and he was hated for Viet Nam.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 11:39 PM (9F/jQ)

But it was those on the left who hated him for Viet Nam and would they have voted for a Republican? LBJ sure whipped Goldwater in 64. I guess that was just too soon after the assassination.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 06:46 PM (xGjmy)

325 Mike Hammer, an eternity of it?

"Buddy! Down!  Stop nibbling!  Ahh!!  Please *** stop it!  Oh sh*t I can't even say the G word..."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:46 PM (lDXPG)

326 Are they going to include Hils struggle as a slave on the plantation in the movie? 'I's come too fahr'

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 06:46 PM (jE2hW)

327 That French cheese thing is pure bullshit.  My sis comes back from Europe with nice cheeses every month or so, from Italy, Holland and France, mostly.

They all are wrapped in plastic, and all are sold in refrigerated bins in supermarkets--- unless she buys them at street stalls, where they are still refrigerated and put into in plastic.

 Maybe some purists have other sources, but the average Froggy buys his cheese cold from a cold bin.  Stringent Euro health regs have seen to that.

But maybe Powerful Pierre puts his fromage on the counter when he brings it home, but that's not what's being claimed here.

Also, ponder this:

"By the way, more French people die eating cheese than Americans die. "

   Oh sure, we'll all believe that one!!

Better file this story under "Frog bites Merde".   It's a pretty big file.


Posted by: Cheese Louise at July 31, 2013 06:46 PM (OxC+n)

328 313 Awww, doggehs are so cute. TRUMANN, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) – A paralyzed Arkansas man awoke to find blood on the muzzle of his dog and a “burning pain” in his mid-section, and according to the police report: “the dog had eaten one of his testicles.” (And i kid, dogs are frickin awesome. But yikes.) Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 11:42 PM (8FeS+) Drop it! Bad doggie!

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:46 PM (AO9UG)

329 Mutilated Cows Found at Missouri Farm, Police Not Ruling Out the Possibility of Aliens http://bit.ly/catlmutl h/t National Drudgequirer Danged Aliens! When will we close our borders?

Posted by: mindful webworker, anthropomorphically generated at July 31, 2013 06:47 PM (U13jb)

330 baldilocks - Edit? I am afraid you would have to write  my book. Dozing would be assured.

Very interesting about your Dad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:48 PM (aDwsi)

331 Fellow morons, I need some advice. I've been trying to get a promotion to a management position at work for three quarters now. I meet all of the qualifications and then some, but I can't even get a posting interview because my immediate supervisor keeps jacking with me. First quarter, she refuses to grant permission for me to interview because one of the reps on another team left the company and she's short-handed. She talks about moving me off the team I'm on now and onto that team. I tell her I would prefer not to as it would be an extra two hours commute each day, my wife works second shift, and I have a 6-year old and a 3-year old I take care of in the evenings. She mulls it over and agrees, then tells me she should be able to give me permission second quarter. Second quarter, oh, sorry, your team is overstaffed and eligible for the early retirement package. We can't release you and risk another member of your team applying for early retirement. Nobody on my team took the retirement. Third quarter posting just opened up. Oh, our team is not making response time, I can't release you. I am just . . . super-frustrated and super helpless. I can't quit because I still have time left on my obligation for tuition reimbursement. I haven't gotten a raise in five years, but apparently my presence is so critical I can't be allowed to leave. I'm putting up the best or second-best numbers on my team in the performance metrics. If I start tanking to make myself less valuable I'm going to be less likely to get the promotion . . . so short of pulling a Lester Burnham or Peter Gibbons what the heck a I supposed to do??? I work for a Fortune 500 IT support company and have done so for nearly 20 years, so this isn't some mom-and-pop fly by night outfit. I have cum laude degrees in business and IT as well as the aforementioned nigh-20 years in the IT / engineering field. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 06:49 PM (CrJzY)

332 Hillary vs. Bigfoot II: Rematch!

Posted by: eman at July 31, 2013 06:50 PM (AO9UG)

333 "The Top Read At Gitmo" broke my sense of humor. It really did.

I'm still not sure how many of my lifetime lunatic laughs I ran through with this.

Stupid fucking jihadis.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at July 31, 2013 06:50 PM (zusBE)

334 baldilocks, thanks for the offer.  Once I get something am happy with.

And be safe okay.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:51 PM (lDXPG)

335 "A lot of the reason [LBJ] gave up was the amount of hate was getting from his own side over the war. This could have been defused by ending the draft, which proved to be the real objection most younger people had to the conflict. Surveys showed there wasn't much opposition to the reasons for the war if you took conscription out of the picture. It is notable that attendance at anti-war rallies dwindled almost overnight once the draft ended."

This, this, and this.

Note that Nixon won the youth vote in 1972, completely contrary to the assembled predictions of the professional political class. And contrary to the projections of the McGovern campaign team, who had counted on winning that demographic overwhelmingly, and were stunned when they lost it on Election Day.

And why? Because McGovern was presented as being cool, hip, and with-it. But Nixon ended the Vietnam draft. Guess which counted more?

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 06:51 PM (gqT4g)

336 heh

http://tinyurl.com/mmbdqbv

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 06:52 PM (vJdyz)

337 Obsidian Owl.  There was a glitch in translation.  In Arabic the title is Fifty Shades of Goat and the detainees think the young girl is an allegory for a kept goat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:52 PM (lDXPG)

338 Wow. The meme is dead already.
Hmm. I think I'll write a new book---A Homage To Peruvia.

Posted by: zombie george orwell at July 31, 2013 06:52 PM (BQ10H)

339 The Chthooloo [ghesundheit] pie was awesome-looking. Big Ben is awesome. Maddie's improved health is awesomest. (I haven't followed it all, or participated in messages, but follow.)

Posted by: mindful webworker, anthropomorphically generated at July 31, 2013 06:53 PM (U13jb)

340 Is there anything out there that shows LBJ to be anything but a POS as a human being?

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 06:54 PM (KvKOu)

341 "Awww, doggehs are so cute. TRUMANN, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) – A paralyzed Arkansas man awoke to find blood on the muzzle of his dog and a “burning pain” in his mid-section, and according to the police report: “the dog had eaten one of his testicles.” (And i kid, dogs are frickin awesome. But yikes.)" Yeah, but statistically kittehs are still more likely to eat you. Okay, I made that up. I don't actually know anyone who's been eaten by their cat. But a medical examiner on Redeye said that cats are more likely than dogs to eat their dead owners.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 06:54 PM (9F/jQ)

342 I misread the dentist message as well. Skip the 2nd sentence and see what I got: I had a dentist appt. to fix a filling and also had my teeth cleaned. I came home and removed spent blooms from my roses. One has blackspot and the fungicide I use to kill it is in the “danger” category.

Posted by: mindful webworker, greenhouse gas emitter at July 31, 2013 06:54 PM (U13jb)

343 Is Catonia next to Peruvia? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:43 PM (lDXPG) ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: The People's Glorious Peace-loving Democratic Republic of Catonia at July 31, 2013 06:55 PM (Vk2pI)

344 I love you all and will be praying for you.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 31, 2013 11:43 PM (Tnlh/)



And I you.  For a long time I've enjoyed reading your posts, we've never actually "chatted" but I always look forward to reading what you think about this and that and whatnot.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 06:56 PM (/izg2)

345 TPH and The Dude, um no.

http://tinyurl.com/lp7o66f

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (lDXPG)

346 331 - I'm thinking that you have to tough it out for a while and see how things go, or...., (biggie), walk. The latter is a tough step to take, and should not be undertaken without a better circumstance being firmly  in hand.

Unless the situation is really affecting you psychologically (which it damn sure can), I would hang in until I was convinced that nothing was going to change. Still..., it would not hurt to keep your ear to the ground.

Tobacco Road has head-hunting experience. His thoughts would be worthwhile, I expect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (aDwsi)

347 Wow. The BH came home and we went on this huge walk around the neighborhood and you guys only went from 209 to 343. Everyone must still be exhausted from their excursions to Peruvia while listening to records never made.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (T1005)

348 Man, you can't beat those Hatch peppers. I love stuffing them with cheese.
Get 'em while you can.

Posted by: Craig Poe at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (BVkEs)

349 Nerdygirl - my wife's cousin's father (who did not work at 31 Flavors) had a heart attack and collapsed on top of a heating register in his trailer. His pair of hunting dogs eventually ended up eating a good portion of his upper body before he was found. I'm guessing probably after he began to cook.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (CrJzY)

350 Mutilated Cows Found at Missouri Farm, Police Not Ruling Out the Possibility of Aliens http://bit.ly/catlmutl h/t National Drudgequirer Danged Aliens! When will we close our borders? Posted by: mindful webworker, anthropomorphically generated at July 31, 2013 11:47 PM (U13jb)/i] Their taking our jobs!

Posted by: A Natural Born Citizen of Area 51 at July 31, 2013 06:57 PM (Vk2pI)

351 Also, I have an editing job as soon as my client pays me. So I might not comment here much. Posted by: baldilocks at July 31, 2013 11:43 PM (Tnlh/) Hey, we'll miss you, but we'll be glad you're getting paid! My first novel is not quite ready for the editor. One of my goals for this year.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 06:58 PM (qyfb5)

352 The Euros have one thing over us: they know their cheese. And it's awesome! In fact, I'm heading to the fridge to get some now. G'night.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at July 31, 2013 06:59 PM (n8LUb)

353 Now, I've heard of cow tipping....

Posted by: Craig Poe at July 31, 2013 06:59 PM (BVkEs)

354 Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 11:49 PM (CrJzY) Your boss seems like a bitch. Unless you are non-white, a tranny, or flamingly gay, there is little you can do...

Posted by: A Natural Born Citizen of Area 51 at July 31, 2013 06:59 PM (Vk2pI)

355 But it was those on the left who hated him for Viet Nam and would they have voted for a Republican? LBJ sure whipped Goldwater in 64. I guess that was just too soon after the assassination. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. The Left backed Eugene McCarthy and Bobby Kennedy, until he got whacked. Bobby did a good piroutte since he supported his brother's intervention in Viet Nam but now opposed LBJ. Also, few knew at the time but LBJ had a serious heart condition (had already had one heart attack) and I think his wife and doctor advised him not to run again. He died of a heart attack in 1973 (but not before Dolores Kearns Goodwin shacked up with him to write his memoirs). He was in Texas at the ranch during the Democrat convention and had Air Force One standing by if he got drafted by the Party to run for President in 1968. He still wanted the job, it's just his health was deteriorating.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (v6hyJ)

356 But a medical examiner on Redeye said that cats are more likely than dogs to eat their dead owners. Posted by: nerdygirl
--------------------

I realized a long time ago that the only reason my cat does kill and eat me is that I am larger than he is. Pretty sure he has tried a couple of times. He is a mean little fuck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (aDwsi)

357 /off alien sock!

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (Vk2pI)

358 I've now seen the New Mexico green chiles mentioned twice in this thread. I live not too far from there, and if someone needs me to ship them a bag (about 1 pound I think) I could do that so you could get your fix.

Posted by: alamogordo at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (HUTO5)

359 But a medical examiner on Redeye said that cats are more likely than dogs to eat their dead owners. Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 11:54 PM (9F/jQ) Having worked peripherally to law and science, a lot of casual statements by experts turn out to be wild-ass guesses based on anecdotes. Just sayin'. Not that it matters that much, I mean, you're freakin' dead.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (qyfb5)

360 Thanks, Mike. I'm trying to decide whether or not to demand a raise in lieu of promotion. I made a comment to my supervisor a while back about being so valuable but not getting one and the only response was, "well, neither have I."

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 07:00 PM (CrJzY)

361 I read somewhere that they really did use a Reagan sound-alike for the broadcast, then a different subsequent release used a different voice actor.

The original script for the "V" series didn't have aliens. The bad guys were just supposed to be fascists. "V" dropped that angle, but kept the good guys, who were all Democrats: a reporter on the freedom-fighters in El Salvador, a transporter of illegal migrants, and a family originally from 1938 Berlin.

Maybe Reagan's not a fascist; maybe. But those best able to resist fascism are opponents to Republican policies, and this story needed to be told in 1983 nao moar than evar!!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 31, 2013 07:01 PM (d7tB2)

362 If I could draw, I'd love to make a t-shirt when Lucy pulls the football, Charlie Brown kicks her in the head and says "SURPRISE, BITCH!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 07:01 PM (/9IC1)

363 Yeah, but statistically kittehs are still more likely to eat you. Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 11:54 PM (9F/jQ) Not if you use peanut butter

Posted by: Madaline Albright at July 31, 2013 07:01 PM (Vk2pI)

364 "Some may have noticed that I laid off from posting at my blog in the last few years. Why? Fear. My life is scarily parallel to BHO's; my father is Kenyan and appeared in the movie 2016: Obama's America."

1200 days to go, more or less. Obama is increasingly and publicly irritated as he contemplates that steady and inexorable countdown to becoming an ordinary citizen. The rest of us should be increasingly heartened and calmed. Hang in there, baldilocks. Pulling for you.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 07:02 PM (gqT4g)

365 Creepy ass cracker and cheese.

Posted by: rachel the unreading at July 31, 2013 07:03 PM (u9KEO)

366 TPH and The Dude, um no. http://tinyurl.com/lp7o66f Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:57 PM (lDXPG) I think what we need right now is a little Neko Mimi Mode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNWr_Jlx6p0

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 31, 2013 07:04 PM (Vk2pI)

367 OK, I'm out off to dreams of Peruvia and gentler times. tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2013 07:05 PM (JMmQ9)

368 "But a medical examiner on Redeye said that cats are more likely than dogs to eat their dead owners."

The gators in my moat are licking their chops at the thought of my demise.

Loyalty? Hah!

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 07:05 PM (gqT4g)

369 #335

Also, American voters were still intelligent enough back then to look at McGovern's and have even die-hard Dems think "Did he really say that?"

I was far too young at the time to have any grasp of the situation. When I read about what McGovern wanted to do many years later, I was amazed he even became the candidate. A stipend for every citizen, merely for drawing breath?
 Even the welfare loving lefties knew this was much to radical to implement directly rather than the slow crawl we've made towards it.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 07:05 PM (kcfmt)

370 Emile,

If no raise for five years, you're not that valuable to them.  Do your time to make the tuition reimbursement number and then prepare to bail. 

If circumstances change and you can get the job you're after inside the company, great.  Plan on leaving anyway, because that's the more likely scenario.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2013 07:06 PM (JawqV)

371 Maybe this will liven things up a bit ne TPH?

http://youtu.be/uARn2MCUZN4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:07 PM (lDXPG)

372 Apparently, Eagles WR Riley Cooper caught using the N word on video is a far more heinous crime than Michael Vick killing dogs

Why, his crime is even far more heinous than what Aaron Hernandez is accused of doing


Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 07:08 PM (/9IC1)

373 @370 - yeah, I mean we've been on pay and hiring freezes due to economy but you make a valid point.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 07:10 PM (CrJzY)

374 On the EMP issue, yes, there's a good chance it won't kill your car.  The problem is the vulnerability of the electrical grid. 

That will likely drop like a pile of bricks. 

Then the effects cascade. 

Sure, your car runs, until the gas runs out.  And you can't pump it, except by hand.  And you can't pay for it, because you don't have cash, only a credit/debit card.  And you can't get cash because the ATMs are dead and the banks aren't open.  And then all your foods gone, because you only had a weeks worth in the refrigerator that doesn't have power, and you can't flush your crapper because, hey! the municipal water service requires power, too, etc, etc, ad nauseam ad infinitum. 

A CME/Carrington event would potentially be worse, and evidently we just missed one.  Yeah, the headline said EMP, because the writer doesn't know the difference and the end results are essentially the same, but we're talking about different forms of energy with different effects.  An EMP will potentially fry electronics.  A CME of a Carrington Event level sets the power lines on fire.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:10 PM (U22Yw)

375 ESPN is clutching the pearls hard over Riley Cooper

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 07:10 PM (/9IC1)

376 The original script for the "V" series didn't have aliens. The bad guys were just supposed to be fascists. "V" dropped that angle, but kept the good guys, who were all Democrats: a reporter on the freedom-fighters in El Salvador, a transporter of illegal migrants, and a family originally from 1938 Berlin.
But Ham Tyler was the hero.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 07:10 PM (xGjmy)

377 punched her ticket during a singularly unsuccessful stint as Secretary of State

Not quite so singularly anymore!

Posted by: John F'in Kerry, who served in Vietnam at July 31, 2013 07:11 PM (U82Km)

378 "But it was those on the left who hated him for Viet Nam and would they have voted for a Republican? LBJ sure whipped Goldwater in 64. I guess that was just too soon after the assassination." People really changed between '64 and '68. You're right, '64 was too soon after the assassination. There was so much emotion involved in the assassination, including from people who would never have voted for JFK. My saying LBJ was hated for replacing JFK was too strong. He was just, in a very shallow way, a big letdown. He had none of the charisma. JFK was attractive. And people didn't know what a pig he was sexually, because the press covered up for him. JFK was a big, ol' manufactured mannequin of a candidate. And LBJ didn't look like much next to him. But in '64 LBJ wasn't hated, just not liked. Sadly for LBJ, is that he actually was much more effective than JFK. He was the one who got the welfare and social engineering policies passed, the free shit mentality that has destroyed the ambition of a large part of our population.He knew how to deal with congress. Viet Nam overshadowed his liberal accomplishments. The anti Viet Nam War feeling wasn't just based on liberals versus conservatives. A lot of the opposition to the war had to do with how it was being fought. They were fighting it in a way where they couldn't win. People knew that, and they didn't want to see their sons and brothers sent over there and killed for a war that couldn't be won because LBJ had put all these restraints on what the army could do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 07:11 PM (9F/jQ)

379 #341

There are definitely far more incidents of cats injuring their male owners. When they're naked, the dangly bits become a target.

OTOH, FML.com had this the other day:
"Today, I was reading in my apartment. Due to a heatwave and my lack of AC, I was completely naked. My cat jumped onto my lap, and as her claws dug into my stomach, I recoiled. This caused her to retreat, clawing at my nether regions in the process. My pussy mauled my pussy. FML"

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 07:12 PM (kcfmt)

380 Ah sugoi the OVA series of Tetsuwon Birdy.  I wish there was a third season of the TV series.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:13 PM (lDXPG)

381 Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided

http://tinyurl.com/khwhu4g

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2013 07:13 PM (/9IC1)

382

372 kbdabear,

I'm shocked and appalled that their are still WR's in the NFL that have a lack of melanin. How dare they?  Slow mofos.

Posted by: rachel ESPN scout at July 31, 2013 07:13 PM (u9KEO)

383 I don't care about anything anymore.  Let it die, Namor, let it die!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2013 07:15 PM (xjpRj)

384 TPH and The Dude, um no.

http://tinyurl.com/lp7o66f

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:57 PM (lDXPG)


meh, I've seen hentai itasha cars before

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 07:15 PM (vJdyz)

385 Country Singer, a Carrington Event knocking the US and world back about two decades.  At this point not seeing a downside since it would seriously weed out the LIV OWS dregs by the natural selection process they pretend to worship when it comes to a fish called the Delta Smelt.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:16 PM (lDXPG)

386 And oh yeah, for whoever said earlier in the comments that an EMP hit would kill you anyway (or words to that effect): um, no.  Optimal height for an airburst nuke with intent to cause EMP over the widest range of CONUS is 30 miles.  All that's going to happen to you is that you'll see a bright flash in the sky.  No blast wave, no burns, no radioactive fallout.  Unless you're looking directly at it, you're very unlikely to feel any physical effects.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:16 PM (U22Yw)

387 But Ham Tyler was the hero.

He wasn't in the miniseries: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021958/

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 31, 2013 07:17 PM (d7tB2)

388 222 Good evening, Horde.
Cthulhu! I made you a pie!

http://tinyurl.com/mmhntqt

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 11:07 PM (aH+zP)



How lovely!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 07:17 PM (T1005)

389 #379

LBJ also did a lot of the wrangling that got the votes needed to escalate the space program to JFK's desired level. The South got a bunch of facilities besides those benefiting from being near as possible to the Equator, and this pumped a lot of money into the regions. It was essentially sold as Civil War Reparations, as plenty of people in office then had heard from their parents and grandparents about the era following the war and kept the old resentments very much alive.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 07:17 PM (kcfmt)

390 Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 11:49 PM (CrJzY) Keeping records? If not, start doing so- preferably email so you can save documentation. Save everything you've done and all correspondence dealing with him/her regarding interviews, transfers, etc. if the person above you has no loyalty or drive, stomp their face in because they are just holding you back.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2013 07:17 PM (8FeS+)

391 Starfish Prime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:18 PM (lDXPG)

392 TPH and The Dude, um no. http://tinyurl.com/lp7o66f Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:57 PM (lDXPG) meh, I've seen hentai itasha cars before Posted by: The Dude at August 01, 2013 12:15 AM (vJdyz) Probably counterfeit, or at least the images are being used without permission. They describe one of Liru, the Werefolf girl from Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān as a "kitten." A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjWIhniJNg

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 31, 2013 07:18 PM (Vk2pI)

393 any morons familiar with external tibia torsion correction surgery?

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 07:18 PM (zOTsN)

394 If I could draw, I'd love to make a t-shirt when Lucy pulls the football, Charlie Brown kicks her in the head and says "SURPRISE, BITCH!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at August 01, 2013 12:01 AM (/9IC1)



I'm a kicker and I've got photoshop and I've had thoughts like that before.  Sounds like a fun little project.  I'll see if I can come up with something amusing.



Charlie Brown:  *kicks Lucy in the head*  "Yeah pull that ball away again and I'll kick you in the ding ding!"

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 07:19 PM (/izg2)

395 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 12:16 AM (lDXPG)

Concur.  Just make sure you have your beans, bullets, and bandaids; they'll turn into bigger animals than they already are if it ever happens.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:19 PM (U22Yw)

396 I went through a period of time where i would go to the libraries and read through these books that had been written in the 70's by pilots who had been POW's in Hanoi. The bombing was very demoralizing and effective against North Viet Nam, but it was severely restricted. Many of these books referred to a point where the peace talks had gridlocked. In order to push the North to settle, Nixon allowed the bombing of Hanoi to resume. John McCain's father, as commander of the Pacific, ordered the bombing to resume, even though he knew his own son was a prisoner in the city he was having bombed. These pilots, in their books, tell about how they were in their prisons and when the bombings occurred they had to dive under furniture, take cover, the ground shook, plaster fell of the ceilings, and they cheered because they were glad even though they were endangered. I guess my point is even people who were not liberal were disgusted with the way that war had been waged.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 07:20 PM (9F/jQ)

397 Posted by: kbdabear at August 01, 2013 12:13 AM (/9IC1)

That was the article I was referencing.  EMP is the wrong terminology for solar weather effects; while end results are similar, CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is different energy.  The problem is that a parallel gets drawn from CME to EMP to the "cars will be OK study," when there's a better chance cars of any stripe wouldn't survive a massive CME (again, of Carrington Event magnitude) due to the difference in energy types.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:24 PM (U22Yw)

398 "Optimal height for an airburst nuke with intent to cause EMP over the widest range of CONUS is 30 miles."

And optimal height for a Carrington Event is roughly 150,000,000 km.

I have doubts that anything less than a couple of dozen time-on-target EMP optimized nukes could exert civilization-kiling ground level electromagnetic effects across the length and breadth of North America. Pretty big thermo-nukes, too. Fusion not fission. Not the stuff the average rogue state can cobble up.

The Sun? In a pissy mood? No problem, pal. Get that job done right quick.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 07:26 PM (gqT4g)

399 388 But Ham Tyler was the hero.

He wasn't in the miniseries: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021958/

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 01, 2013 12:17 AM (d7tB2)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086822/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_3


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 07:26 PM (xGjmy)

400 "Not that it matters that much, I mean, you're freakin' dead. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith" Don't care. I don't want to be eaten and pooped out. I'm fussy that way. And I need to believe that my beagle wouldn't eat me. She loves me for gawd's sake!

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 07:27 PM (9F/jQ)

401 I went through a period of time where i would go to the libraries and read through these books that had been written in the 70's by pilots who had been POW's in Hanoi.



I did too, wrote a report for one of my HS classes based on Robbie Risner's The Passing of the Night.  What a brave patriot.   I'm definitely not worthy.

http://tinyurl.com/m5s3c3v

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 07:27 PM (/izg2)

402 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 12:16 AM (lDXPG)

One other note: two decades would be very conservative.  A century or more would probably be more accurate; basically we're talking returning to an era of no electricity.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:27 PM (U22Yw)

403 Speaking of EMPs, Adam Warren's "Empowered" series is a good send-up of superhero genre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empowered

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 31, 2013 07:28 PM (Vk2pI)

404 I guess my point is even people who were not liberal were disgusted with the way that war had been waged. Posted by: nerdygirl at August 01, 2013 12:20 AM (9F/jQ) Thank you Walter Cronkite. The MFM were tards even then.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at July 31, 2013 07:29 PM (XIxXP)

405 holy crap wasted the whole evening watching Serpico. man what an awful flick. seriously, people hold this one up as a classic? truly friggin' awful.

Posted by: Cowboy at July 31, 2013 07:30 PM (m5TOl)

406 "V" had three outings in the '80s. The miniseries, in 1983. The second miniseries, in 1984 called "The Final Battle" (which debuted Michael Ironside as Ham Tyler). Finally the series which is pretty much just cheese.

The original author, being a bien-pensant anti-Reagan guy, is responsible only for the the first one. He even wrote a sequel which pretended that "Final Battle" and the series after that were never filmed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_%28The_Second_Generation%29

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 31, 2013 07:32 PM (d7tB2)

407 I work for a Fortune 500 IT support company and have done so for nearly 20 years, so this isn't some mom-and-pop fly by night outfit. I have cum laude degrees in business and IT as well as the aforementioned nigh-20 years in the IT / engineering field. Any thoughts? Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at July 31, 2013 11:49 PM (CrJzY) Long story short. They have you by the short and curly's. The closer you get to your end date of your contract, the more likely you will get a promotion because they are using the promotion system as a carrot for those who may leave.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 31, 2013 07:33 PM (BXLPR)

408 303 Sydney Leathers to play the young Hillary Rodham.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:39 PM (lDXPG)



Bwa-ha-ha! Good thing it wasn't just a second earlier before I'd swallowed my beer.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 07:33 PM (T1005)

409 Posted by: torquewrench at August 01, 2013 12:26 AM (gqT4g)

Actually, the nuke size required isn't that big, 10kt will get it done.  It just has to be the correct warhead/fission/fusion type...I forget which.  Most of the analysis figures that in a terrorist/rogue nation scenario, three would do the trick. 

Sorry to pontificate, I literally just wrote a paper on the lack of grid protection last week.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:33 PM (U22Yw)

410 I love mommy. Mommy feeds me.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at July 31, 2013 07:36 PM (T1005)

411 Country Singer, its not just against a CE the grid is unprotected against.  Some grids are so finely balanced just a blip in demand and down they go.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:38 PM (lDXPG)

412 407 "V" had three outings in the '80s. The miniseries, in 1983. The second miniseries, in 1984 called "The Final Battle" (which debuted Michael Ironside as Ham Tyler).

Wasn't Ham fighting for the "bad guys" in El Salvador?
Seems to me I read that in the book that came out after the first show.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2013 07:38 PM (xGjmy)

413 "I've been trying to get a promotion to a management position at work for three quarters now. I meet all of the qualifications and then some, but I can't even get a posting interview because my immediate supervisor keeps jacking with me.
First quarter, she refuses to grant permission for me to interview"

I think you just outlined your problem neatly.

"I am just . . . super-frustrated and super helpless. I can't quit because I still have time left on my obligation for tuition reimbursement."

Keep quietly circulating resumes and having interviews, wherever possible

Eventually you will talk to someone who is in a hell of a crunch and is under the gun to staff up to fill that void, or else be fired themselves. You would be amazed at what can get done in that situation. Including that new firm assuming your tuition obligation. Seen it happen.

Of course, there is a complex calculus involving time left on tuition reimbursement from your existing employer.

Do not figure that someone in your existing employer's HR is not carefully counting out the days till they have to make good on that, and sacking you just short of that deadline. Seen that happen, too.

By the way, the best revenge-is-sweet measure is to get hired for your new job, and then hire away everyone at your old job who had a clue, leaving the dregs in place. I have seen instances of outright departmental collapse occur from that.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2013 07:39 PM (gqT4g)

414 the character designs have been known for 2 years and yet still can't find a good Dragon's Crown cosplay pic for the weekend's gaming thread

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 07:39 PM (vJdyz)

415 402 I went through a period of time where i would go to the libraries and
read through these books that had been written in the 70's by pilots who
had been POW's in Hanoi.
----------------------------------

FWIW, Bill Talley is a friend of mine. I made a point of never asking about his time at the Hanoi Hilton. A hell of a guy..., but he physically never completely recovered, I don't think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 07:40 PM (aDwsi)

416 Seems to me I read that in the book that came out after the first show.

Possible he was retconned back in... I dunno.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 31, 2013 07:40 PM (d7tB2)

417 NC Ref That pilot Bud Day who died recently was one of the pilots that a lot of the others wrote about. He was very highly regarded. There are descriptions of the torture and mistreatment that many of them were put through. And then that cow Jane Fonda called them liars and hypocrites because when she was being led around Hanoi like a tourist she didn't see any torture.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 07:41 PM (9F/jQ)

418 The Dude, not even from Japan?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:41 PM (lDXPG)

419 Coram's book American Patriot is about Col. George 'Bud' Day aka Misty One.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:44 PM (lDXPG)

420 The Dude, not even from Japan?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 12:41 AM (lDXPG)


nope


I did find my image for the header http://tinyurl.com/nfja9xs

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 07:44 PM (vJdyz)

421 Well she has no problem with her staff I see.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 07:45 PM (lDXPG)

422 Yeah Jane Fonda needs to DIAF right the fuck now.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 07:46 PM (/izg2)

423

Sydney Leathers to play the young Hillary Rodham.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 11:39 PM (lDXPG

Nope. Too good looking.

Posted by: harleycowboy at July 31, 2013 07:52 PM (+9AX9)

424 "FWIW, Bill Talley is a friend of mine. I made a point of never asking about his time at the Hanoi Hilton. A hell of a guy..., but he physically never completely recovered, I don't think." There was a kid who had gone to my high school who was taken prisoner in the south, which was a different experience. In the north it was mostly pilots who were captured and imprisoned in prisons around Hanoi. They were tortured for information. In the south they were more infantry, who were moved around from place to place and house out in the open ,or even in bamboo cages in the jungle. Some of the them, because they weren't in prisons, made escape attempts. Because they were out in the open in horrid conditions they died at a high rate. This guy hadn't been a friend of mine but there was a lot in the news about him at the time because he escaped, wandered in the jungle for a few weeks, and eventually managed to be picked up by our helicopter pilots. Because he had to survive in the jungle he was skin and bones when they got him back. He died a few years ago and they wrote about him in the newspaper. He had gone through his life with some partial disabilities because when the POW's were marched from place to place they were shackled and the shackles they used did damage to their arms and wrists.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 07:52 PM (9F/jQ)

425 Well she has no problem with her staff I see.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 12:45 AM (lDXPG)


The Sorceress grips my smaller than average Rod Of Justice Tightly

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 07:53 PM (vJdyz)

426 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 12:38 AM (lDXPG)

Very true.  But they can be usually brought back up in a relatively short time frame.  CME/EMP actually destroys equipment (specifically high voltage transformers) that is difficult to replace.  In the case of the HV transformers, it takes about six months to a year to obtain a replacement; there's about 300 in the grid nationwide, so if, say, half went down, the power is going to stay off for a minute or two for those grid areas.


Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:54 PM (U22Yw)

427 #397

That is because many mistakenly believed the point of the war was to defeat the North. It wasn't. The point of the war was to get the Soviets to spend themselves blind supplying their proxies. It wasn't cheap for us but the cost to them was far greater.

The CIA was brain dead on this issue. They insisted right up until the Soviet collapse that their spending on foreign wars and general fomenting of revolution everywhere they thought ripe was only about 15% of GDP. A lot of others called it as being around 30% and were vindicated by the Soviet archives. We could have forced the collapse of the USSR a lot sooner if we'd kept up the pressure.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 07:56 PM (kcfmt)

428 LOL, I had to grab my copy of the EMP commission Infrastructure Report off my desk to make sure it was the High-Voltage Transformers that were the difficult-to-replace item.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:56 PM (U22Yw)

429 Also, here's a more concise read on CME produced by Lloyd's of London recently:

https://tinyurl.com/puyav8n

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2013 07:58 PM (U22Yw)

430 No Powerball winner, I see. Goes up to $290 million on Saturday.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 07:59 PM (kcfmt)

431 431 No Powerball winner, I see. Goes up to $290 million on Saturday.

Posted by: epobirs at August 01, 2013 12:59 AM (kcfmt)




Oh, my!!!!

Posted by: Hikaru Sulu at July 31, 2013 08:01 PM (T1005)

432 still can never find a decent Super Sonico cosplay that is tame enough for the gaming thread

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 08:05 PM (vJdyz)

433 The Sorceress grips my smaller than average Rod Of Justice Tightly Posted by: The Dude at August 01, 2013 12:53 AM (vJdyz) Roll one of your d20s to determine damage inflicted...

Posted by: The AD&D Hat at July 31, 2013 08:06 PM (Vk2pI)

434 #434

Nothing a little dry cleaning can't take care of. Unless she's one of those girls who keeps souvenirs. Like Monica.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 08:07 PM (kcfmt)

435 still can never find a decent Super Sonico cosplay that is tame enough for the gaming thread Posted by: The Dude at August 01, 2013 01:05 AM (vJdyz) Tame? Doesn't that kinda defeat the whole point?

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 31, 2013 08:08 PM (Vk2pI)

436 434 The Sorceress grips my smaller than average Rod Of Justice Tightly

Posted by: The Dude at August 01, 2013 12:53 AM (vJdyz)


Roll one of your d20s to determine damage inflicted...

Posted by: The AD&D Hat at August 01, 2013 01:06 AM (Vk2pI)




Remember to check for "critical hit" as well.....that's an area highly prone to disproportionate results.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 08:08 PM (T1005)

437 Nothing a little dry cleaning can't take care of. Unless she's one of those girls who keeps souvenirs. Like Monica. Posted by: epobirs at August 01, 2013 01:07 AM (kcfmt) Just don't roll a critical failure...

Posted by: Advanced Dungeons and Hats, 3rd Edition at July 31, 2013 08:09 PM (Vk2pI)

438 Tame?

Doesn't that kinda defeat the whole point?

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 01, 2013 01:08 AM (Vk2pI)


well.....yeah but I think it can be done


something a little tamer than this 

(NSFW) http://tinyurl.com/k8vp5vg

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 08:10 PM (vJdyz)

439 PB numbers are - 8, 24, 39, 49, 59 and Red number is 5.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 08:12 PM (lDXPG)

440 I find the word "bigger" offensive. It should be replaced with "plusbig", and "biggest" should be replaced with "doubleplusbig".

Posted by: Secretary of Nudging at July 31, 2013 08:12 PM (MSrqi)

441 316Also, I have an editing job as soon as my client pays me. So I might not comment here much. Speaking of editing, there seems to be a lot of Moron writers. Don't be shy about asking me to edit your book. I have a bit of experience. ------ Advice for Ace:morons and money are soon parted; expect lots of asking but little money.

Posted by: Socalcon at July 31, 2013 08:13 PM (K6CHr)

442 The Dude not even this?
http://www.gameguyz.com/sites/default/files/pictures_images/15.10.2012/1350287794_0.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 08:14 PM (lDXPG)

443 I'm glad to see "The Dude" here tonight.  I've been waiting for a good chance to apologize for dropping an "Anime Sucks" type-paragraph on you.

On the night of the Zimmerman verdict, I was shit-hammered.  There was a lot of arrogance and vitriol in that last, (tenth?) beer.  When you posted something like:  "No offense, but I can see why you're still unemployed.", I 'got it' and took note --almost unconsciously.

I wanted to thank you for the previous tips and notes in The Gaming Thread, as well as tip my cap for the *head-smack* that evening, sir!  I deserved it and I sincerely apologize.

This stuff weighs on my conscience and I have to get it off my chest.

P.S.:  I'm merely trying to gain a temporary +1 WIS and +1 CHA.  I couldn't make the Saving Throw vs. Stupid, so here I am.

P.S.II:  Did you ever play Star Fleet Battles?  I still have the Vis-a-Vis markers and transparencies in my DnD corner of the closet.  I allocated and saved the "Plasma R" for cloaked Klingon assholes.

P.S. III:  Is a gaming system, though I went XBox.

...long live "Wild Weasels".

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 08:18 PM (lq3Ak)

444 "375 On the EMP issue, yes, there's a good chance it won't kill your car. The problem is the vulnerability of the electrical grid.

That will likely drop like a pile of bricks.

Then the effects cascade.

Sure, your car runs, until the gas runs out. And you can't pump it, except by hand. And you can't pay for it, because you don't have cash, only a credit/debit card. And you can't get cash because the ATMs are dead and the banks aren't open. And then all your foods gone, because you only had a weeks worth in the refrigerator that doesn't have power, and you can't flush your crapper because, hey! the municipal water service requires power, too, etc, etc, ad nauseam ad infinitum.

A CME/Carrington event would potentially be worse, and evidently we just missed one. Yeah, the headline said EMP, because the writer doesn't know the difference and the end results are essentially the same, but we're talking about different forms of energy with different effects. An EMP will potentially fry electronics. A CME of a Carrington Event level sets the power lines on fire.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 01, 2013 12:10 AM (U22Yw)"



It gets better.  Back in the olden days, most electricity was generated in coal fired power plants but every year we generate more electricity from natural gas.  So far so good.  Natural gas is transported in pipelines.  Every so many miles there are compressors that keep the gas flowing.  Back in the olden days those compressors were powered by gas turbines that used some of the gas from the pipeline.  The EPA requires that every one of those gas turbines have reports be filed on it on a regular basis.  That is why those gas turbines are largely being replaced by electric motors.  That works fine as long as the electric grid is up but if there is a widespread black out then the compressors don't move gas through the pipelines to supply gas to the power generation stations.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at July 31, 2013 08:21 PM (31Nrp)

445 Oyasumi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 08:21 PM (lDXPG)

446 Time to hit the hay.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2013 08:23 PM (9F/jQ)

447 The Dude not even this?
http://www.gameguyz.com/sites/default/files/pictures_images/15.10.2012/1350287794_0.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 01:14 AM (lDXPG)


but that isn't based on a real Super Sonico pose :/

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 08:24 PM (vJdyz)

448 Night all. Here is "Pareidolia" by Demon Lung: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjWece0gvTc

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 31, 2013 08:30 PM (Vk2pI)

449 hmm new Slayers pachinko machine. Might have to import one in 5 years

Posted by: The Dude at July 31, 2013 08:31 PM (vJdyz)

450 An EMP is also localized and brief and CME/Carrington Event could last minutes or hours and cover a significant portion of the globe.  Small events like Canada and South Africa have taken years to recover from - and that with the rest of the world still working.

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 08:44 PM (CMlD4)

451 One of my favorite "Fun Songs":

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

Run Runaway- Slade

Enjoy!  I'm out.

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2013 08:47 PM (lq3Ak)

452 OK, just to avoid Demon Lung.....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97MH-JuBm0

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 08:50 PM (T1005)

453   and you
can't flush your crapper because, hey! the municipal water service
requires power,


Knowing how long your water will supply pressure in an emergency is a great piece of knowledge every moron should have.  Ask you water company for it - specifically for your service address.

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 08:51 PM (CMlD4)

454 PB numbers are - 8, 24, 39, 49, 59 and Red number is 5.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2013 01:12 AM (lDXPG)



Thanks for the bad news AP.  But I'll still take the high road and NOT advocate for killing the messenger.  Maybe my retirement plan will hit next week.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 31, 2013 08:51 PM (/izg2)

455 Speaking of jazz bass -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kGzQav6FJo

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 09:15 PM (T1005)

456 Sheesh! Thread dead?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 09:43 PM (T1005)

457 457 Sheesh! Thread dead? Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2013 02:43 AM (T1005) Iiiick... blaaaaaagh!

Posted by: The Thread [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 09:46 PM (qyfb5)

458 Pinin' for the fjords....

Posted by: Thread shopkeeper at July 31, 2013 09:51 PM (T1005)

459 Thread's dead, baby.

Posted by: Butch Coolidge [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 09:52 PM (qyfb5)

460 I don't want to go on the cart.

Posted by: Medieval Thread at July 31, 2013 09:58 PM (T1005)

461 I'm getting better.

Posted by: Medieval Thread at July 31, 2013 09:58 PM (T1005)

462 The Igger Dictionary bigger - Slightly more large than regular big. chigger - Itchy bug. Digger - Feudal commie. figger - one who harvests figs. frigger - Copulating Brit. gigger - A textile worker who raises nap on cloth. higger - One who seeks bosons. jigger - 44.3602943 milliliters. migger - Soviet jet pilot. n¡gger - Term of affection among African-Americans. pigger - UK "South Asian" who emulates rap culture. prigger - More uptight and sanctimonious than thou. rigger - Seaman who hoists sails. Tigger - Winnie the Pooh's cat. Trigger - Roy Rogers' horse. vigger - Misspelling of "vigor." wigger - Pallid participant in "urban" lifestyle. zigger - One who resists zagging.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 09:59 PM (+cx5n)

463 I feel fine.

Posted by: Medieval Thread at July 31, 2013 09:59 PM (T1005)

464 snigger - Half-suppressed laugh.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:07 PM (+cx5n)

465 Eigger - Mountain in the African Alps.

Qigger - Nobody is entirely sure but it's useful in a Scrabble game.


Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 10:07 PM (kcfmt)

466 swigger - Insouciant alcoholic.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:08 PM (+cx5n)

467 n_gger - Someone who annoys you.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:10 PM (+cx5n)

468 I think I'll go for a walk.

Posted by: Medieval Thread at July 31, 2013 10:10 PM (T1005)

469 brigger - Guard at a naval prison.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:11 PM (+cx5n)

470 cigger -- someone who smokes cigs.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:13 PM (T1005)

471 AIGger - Any executive who made a fortune from the 2008 AIG bailout.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:15 PM (+cx5n)

472 bootligger -- someone who makes and sells illegal "huuch".

Posted by: vowel-shifting cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:16 PM (T1005)

473 kn¡gger - Dutch minstrel rapper.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:17 PM (+cx5n)

474 Back from my errands.

I've come to a difficult decision. It's time to sell off more of my treasured video game collection. I've already spent an absurd amount over the years to store them and not have them set up and usable. If I'm ever going to be in a home large enough to let me use them again, I'll probably be able to afford to buy the stuff again. As it is, more and more of the older good games get remade or run under emulation on the newer machines. For instance, most of the best parts of the Dreamcast library can be had on XBLA or PSN.

And there is the possibility of decent emulation becoming available on PC as that gains in power. Thing is, the software from these old machines, with the packaging and all, takes up a fair amount of space. The Saturn games probably take up at least five times the space of the machine in its box.

So, I have a Atari Jaguar and Jaguar CD add-on with most of the games ever shipped for the platform. Then I have the Sega Saturn with a quite large library, including the highly coveted Panzer Dragoon Saga. (Also, three Hori Fighting Sticks.) Also in there is the Sega Dreamcast with a substantial library and accessories like the keyboard for Typing of the Dead.

Over the next week I have to inventory this stuff and find out what to ask for it.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 10:20 PM (kcfmt)

475 epobirs: You will be shocked and saddened to hear that I have never in my entire life played a video game of any kind.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:22 PM (+cx5n)

476 Zligger -- Tim Burton http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/02/giant-zlig.html

Posted by: vowel-shifting cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:25 PM (T1005)

477 Zligger - Posted by: vowel-shifting cthulhu Nice catch!

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:28 PM (+cx5n)

478 Incorrect statement on line 463 item 'wigger', (+cx5n). A wigger is one who makes and sells wigs. This is basic knowledge.

Posted by: Piter De Vries at July 31, 2013 10:29 PM (ita5O)

479 rejiggerer -- someone who has made a soft living over misapplying anti-racist laws against people who aren't even remotely racist.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:31 PM (T1005)

480 Whigger - Even more opposed to 19th-century Democratic policies.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:31 PM (+cx5n)

481 Puigger - Employee at Spain's largest perfume and cosmetics company.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:37 PM (+cx5n)

482 .....and, zombie, you might consider collating all this nice stuff into a pjmedia post, acknowledging you started a riff on an AoS ONT. I'm sure they'd appreciate the verbiage that wasn't Driscoll, Green, or Preston.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:38 PM (T1005)

483 #476

A little surprising, considering the region where you've spent much of your life is the core of much of the industry. But this is an activity that only became part of the human experience a fairly short time ago. I just turned 49 and can remember when Pong first appeared.

More astonishing to me is a friend of my mother who spent most of her life in Southern California without ever learning to drive. The first time I was told this I thought there had to be some disabling condition responsible.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 10:39 PM (kcfmt)

484 "...a Senator from New York, a role in which she achieved nothing."

Her tenure in the State Depratment followed an identical path.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at July 31, 2013 10:40 PM (FqC5A)

485 sligger -- one who raises Tleilaxu food animals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slig_%28Dune%29#Sligs

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:43 PM (T1005)

486 ligger - 1. An uninvited scrounger at a function with free entertainment and refreshments; 2. The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; 3. A baited line attached to a float, for night fishing.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:43 PM (+cx5n)

487 483 .....and, zombie, you might consider collating all this nice stuff into a pjmedia post, acknowledging you started a riff on an AoS ONT. Posted by: cthulhu Ehhhhh.....maybe. But I'm wise enough to know that some kinds of humor are only appreciated by the right audience. Not sure this meme is ready for prime time.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 10:48 PM (+cx5n)

488 Uiger -- Chinese troublemakers -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghur_people

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:53 PM (T1005)

489 488 483 .....and, zombie, you might consider collating all this nice stuff into a pjmedia post, acknowledging you started a riff on an AoS ONT. Posted by: cthulhu

Ehhhhh.....maybe. But I'm wise enough to know that some kinds of humor are only appreciated by the right audience. Not sure this meme is ready for prime time.

Posted by: zombie at August 01, 2013 03:48 AM (+cx5n)



Good point, and your call -- but if I might echo Dr. King: "I have a dream where my humor would not be judged by the color ascribed to it by the media, but by the content of its funneh."

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 10:57 PM (T1005)

490 My Dad played a video game before I was born. At Stanford. Long before there were personal computers. Then again, my Grandfather worked on a computerized payroll system in WWII. Kind of in the blood.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 11:01 PM (qyfb5)

491 321 313 - I predict the same for Bill when he meets up with Buddy in the afterlife. Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 11:45 PM (aDwsi) Not possible. All dogs go to heaven.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2013 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

492 492 321 313 - I predict the same for Bill when he meets up with Buddy in the afterlife.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 11:45 PM (aDwsi)


Not possible. All dogs go to heaven.

Posted by: rickl at August 01, 2013 04:03 AM (sdi6R)



The only way Buddy ends up where Bill goes is when accompanying Michael, Gabriel, or Raphael on an inspection tour.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 11:06 PM (T1005)

493 Yigger an ancient form of Thigger, whose actual meaning is now lost

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 11:09 PM (CMlD4)

494 484 epobirs: Hey, not only do I remember Pong, but when I was a little kid I actually saw college students playing a game called "Spacewar," which I later learned was essentially the first original video game, that preceded Pong. Despite being surrounded by video games my entire life, I have never had the slightest urge to ever play one; I must lack some gene that gives people the motivation to engage in such activities. The closest I ever got to playing a video game was many years ago when a friend of mine was playing a children's video game with his 4-year-old son -- a game that (if I remember correctly) involved penguins sliding down chutes or ice tunnels. Between levels, the kid had to go pee, so my friend handed me a controller while he took his son to the bathroom, and said I could continue the game if I wanted. I looked at the screen and saw that the penguin was going in circles on some plateau, and there were various tunnel/chute openings it could dive into. My choice was to allow the penguin to continue walking in circles -- primarily because this course of action required no input or participation from me, but also because it seemed like the most logical way to proceed. When my friend returned from the bathroom and saw that the penguin was still at the between-levels plateau doing nothing and going in circles, he asked why in blazes I hadn't jumped down one of the tunnels. "That seems too dangerous. The safest choice is to stay here. The way you play, the penguin keeps falling off the chutes and dying. The way I play ensures the penguin will live forever." Exasperated, my friend tried to explain to me that the purpose of the game was to slide down the chutes. I said No, each player can decide for her- or himself what the purpose of the game is; for me, the prime objective is to remain alive, not participate in pointless and usually fatal thrill-seeking. To this day I can't grasp the motivation for "playing" video games.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 11:13 PM (+cx5n)

495 I must lack some gene that gives people the motivation to engage in such activities.



Posted by: zombie at August 01, 2013 04:13 AM (+cx5n)




And yet, this same genetic makeup inspires you to wade into masses of frothing moonbats and document their psychotic ramblings with acerbic wit and humor -- while somehow not triggering antibodies....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 11:24 PM (T1005)

496 Spacewar actually predates my birth by a little. But that spent many years being available only to a very few with access to the class of machines required. The idea of real-time interaction with a computer was pretty exotic tot he general public. It wasn't until the 70s that it was economically viable to make a dedicated arcade version. I do remember that with some fondness.

A good account of the creation of Space War at MIT, by guys who'd been called hackers because of their experimental model train work, can be found in 'Hackers' by Steven Levy.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 11:32 PM (kcfmt)

497 496 cthulhu: That's because wading into the political front lines is real, whereas whatever happens in video games is inevitably fictional. I guess I'm genetically encoded to prefer reality. If there was a "Document Leftist Craziness" video game, I'd have no interest in that either.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 11:36 PM (+cx5n)

498 #495

Sounds like it might have been Tux Racer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3Ok_GkbgKA or one of the ice races in Super Mario 64. Or perhaps something else I've never looked at, like the game tie-ins from animated movies with penguins,like Happy Feet or Surfs Up.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 11:38 PM (kcfmt)

499 To this day I can't grasp the motivation for "playing" video games. Posted by: zombie at August 01, 2013 04:13 AM (+cx5n) They are designed for a variety of purposes, but largely to exploit basic response/reward behavior. To some extent it's a social activity or a "safe substitute" for social activity. You know, that fun in the short run and tragic in the long run way some of us experience it. If you don't understand by watching people play, you probably won't understand. If you really *wanted* to understand you might watch some of the YT videos of people playing, which are quite popular. But not everyone has to do that, any more than not everyone has to cook their own food or work on cars or, you know, learn photography.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2013 11:38 PM (qyfb5)

500 #498

There was State of Emergency, which was a kind of riot simulator. But you took on the role of an instigator, IIRC. From the same sleazy company that publishes the Grand Theft Auto series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Emergency_(video_game)

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 11:41 PM (kcfmt)

501 498 496 cthulhu:

That's because wading into the political front lines is real, whereas whatever happens in video games is inevitably fictional.

I guess I'm genetically encoded to prefer reality. If there was a "Document Leftist Craziness" video game, I'd have no interest in that either.

Posted by: zombie at August 01, 2013 04:36 AM (+cx5n)



And that, my dear friend [that I've never met], is a major reason why you are so very much cherished.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 11:44 PM (T1005)

502 the prime objective is to remain alive,

or to forget you dont have a girlfriend

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 11:45 PM (CMlD4)

503 oops, or boyfriend

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 11:48 PM (CMlD4)

504 It's a shame you don't live in DC, the absolute havoc you could wreck with a hidden camera would be epic.

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2013 11:50 PM (CMlD4)

505 Interactive games have become so diverse that there is often argument over what is and is not a game. It is entirely possible for a genre to exist that a person, who has never an interactive game attractive, to derive great enjoyment from if only they knew it existed. Just as someone who is bored out of their skull by baseball and has never seen any other team sport might be inclined to assume they'd all be equally uninteresting. (They are to me but I've at least seen them.)

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 11:54 PM (kcfmt)

506 Looks like we might not cross the line tonight. Just as well because I need to go do what I failed to do yesterday: go over to my storage locker and take out a bunch of stuff Goodwill or the library.

Posted by: epobirs at August 01, 2013 12:03 AM (kcfmt)

507 Sometimes clearing out *stuff* clears substantial brainspace - as long as you stop thinking about the stuff you got rid of.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 01, 2013 12:13 AM (qyfb5)

508 I go off quigger than a trigger when I rub my junk with vigger. Go figger.

Posted by: Ant Knee at August 01, 2013 12:45 AM (gHetR)

509 The thing with Hillary is this: If Monica was a whore then she's still the whore who Bill preferred to the dried up wasteland between Hilliary's legs.   If Paula Jones was a slut then Hillary sucked her ass peanuts off of Bill's dick before bed every night.

See it goes both ways.  If Bill fucked dirty sluts he did it because he likes fucking dirty sluts more than Hillary.  If Hillary let it go on then she must get off on Bill fucking dirty sluts. 

I don't actully think that Monica, Paula and et. al. were sexual stereotypes.  I think they were the kind of messed young girls that get Bill off.  He had positions of authority and he took advantage of it. 

There doesn't need to be a deep policy aspect to the argument.  If they want to play dirty with the lives of 20 something interns then they need to live with getting it thrown back in their faces.  The worse they make those girls looks then the worse it looks for them.

Posted by: bestie21 at August 01, 2013 01:00 AM (NyVws)

510 Jake and the Fapman

Posted by: Carlos Danger TV Shows at August 01, 2013 01:03 AM (gHetR)

511 Morning Horde. Time to rise and shine, as much as that's possible in Bambi's America.

Posted by: joncelli at August 01, 2013 01:29 AM (5zY4+)

512 Daylight Aug aught one  slash  thirteen
ughly day
furnace blowing krugerands up the chimney
rain has carpenter ants swarming
and the floor system is infested

in other news. . . .Obama is still president
whats the point?

Posted by: Penny a Mile at August 01, 2013 01:34 AM (N9o5T)

513 Well, that was wrenching and it was only loading the car. I still have to take the stuff somewhere.

Still, I made a good dent in the mound of stuff.

If I win that Powerball on Saturday, my new house is going to have LOTS of bookshelves, even if I never read another paper book again. Just because.

Posted by: epobirs at August 01, 2013 01:36 AM (kcfmt)

514
Morning all! Just awoke with a "cat can't scratch it" boner.  I'm thinking it's Kate Upton day.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at August 01, 2013 01:37 AM (pJF+c)

515 Microsoft windows botched their new operating system
Microsoft botched their new hardware/tablet
Microsoft botched heir new tablet operating system
Microsoft users lose sync with google apps
Microsoft 'phone
Microsoft

just shoot me........say Microsoft investors, developers, customers, and employees

Posted by: Penny a Mile at August 01, 2013 01:38 AM (N9o5T)

516 whats the point? To not be a S.C.A.B. Stuttering Clusterfucks Ass Boils.

Posted by: jsg at August 01, 2013 01:44 AM (wedzw)

517 I'm thinking it's Kate Upton day.
Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at August 01, 2013 06:37 AM


You young whippersnappers don't know nothin'.

Give me Diane Lane any day. Please.

Oh, and I hope she's doing the Shrillery role in the biopic 'cause she needs the money....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 01, 2013 01:44 AM (/RIVS)

518 Y'know, when the Coronal Mass Ejection bollixes all the electronics, it's going to be very handy to have a paper library that tells you how to smelt copper ore, draw copper wire, and wind transformers -- 'cause ehow.com and instructables.com won't be very helpful at all.



Just sayin'.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2013 01:50 AM (T1005)

519 War on Women Update: 4 More Women accuse Democrat Bob Filner of Sexual Harassment http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/08/war-on-women-update-4-more-women-accuse.html

Posted by: Steve at August 01, 2013 02:01 AM (alDW0)

520 Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2013 06:50 AM (T1005) Could I keep some spares in a lead box....a BIG lead box?

Posted by: BignJames at August 01, 2013 02:03 AM (ZNQKl)

521 521 Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2013 06:50 AM (T1005)

Could I keep some spares in a lead box....a BIG lead box?

Posted by: BignJames at August 01, 2013 07:03 AM (ZNQKl)



Actually, it'd be better to have a big iron box (see Faraday Cage).

Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2013 02:10 AM (T1005)

522 Have a stash of laptops with solar panel chargers and BD-Rs full of PDFs with all of the knowledge needed to build a civilization from scratch. In a shielded vault.

Then have another. And another. In dispersed locations.

Paper of course is more reliable but bulky. Print everything tiny and make sure you have some good magnifiers in the box, too.

Posted by: epobirs at August 01, 2013 02:20 AM (kcfmt)

523 she would have toiled away as an obscure, reasonably competent if obnoxious lawyer _________________________ Hillary certainly would have been obscure and obnoxious, but it's highly doubtful she would have been a competent lawyer. She flunked the D.C. bar exam, and she was fired (for grossly unethical behavior) from her first lawyer job (on Capitol Hill).

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at August 01, 2013 08:07 AM (/sohm)

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