July 31, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)
— Maetenloch

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Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou

Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with the left's worship of 'science'. And justifies my dislike of Neil deGrasse Tyson for his arrogant smugness.

"Ignorance," a popular Tyson meme holds, "is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure." This rather unspecific message is a call to arms, aimed at those who believe wholeheartedly they are included in the elect "we." Thus do we see unexceptional liberal-arts students lecturing other people about things they don't understand themselves and terming the dissenters "flat-earthers." Thus do we see people who have never in their lives read a single academic paper clinging to the mantle of "science" as might Albert Einstein. Thus do we see residents of Brooklyn who are unable to tell you at what temperature water boils rolling their eyes at Bjørn Lomborg or Roger Pielke Jr. because he disagrees with Harry Reid on climate change. Really, the only thing in these people's lives that is peer-reviewed are their opinions. Don't have a Reddit account? Believe in God? Skeptical about the threat of overpopulation? Who are you, Sarah Palin?

...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Tyson himself has expressed bemusement that "entertainment reporters" have been so interested in him. "What does it mean," he asked, "that Seth MacFarlane, who's best known for his fart jokes - what does it mean that he's executive producing" Cosmos? Well, what it means is that, professionally, Tyson has hit the jackpot. Actual science is slow, unsexy, and assiduously neutral - and it carries about it almost nothing that would interest either the hipsters of Ann Arbor or the Kardashian-soaked titillaters over at E!

Politics pretending to be science, on the other hand, is current, and it is chic.

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Behold the Clinton Empire

Built on conflicts of interest and barely disguised campaign contributions.

This is what a global political empire looks like.

The Washington Examiner reports that Bill Clinton earned $48 million-from speeches and consulting deals-during his wife's tenure as secretary of state. A number of those speeches were funded by powerful business and political entities with a clear interest in influencing U.S. policy, yet the State Department did not object to any of them, despite policies intended to prevent "potential or actual conflicts of interest."

For example, the Examiner investigation found that Clinton made more than $2 million for a total of eight speeches in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Much of the funding for the speeches came from wealthy investors with close ties to the governments in those countries.

...China was another priority country for Secretary Clinton. During his wife's time at the State Department, Bill Clinton gave four speeches in China or funded by Chinese entities, earning $1.7 million. Organizations with ties to China have donated at least $750,000, and likely much more than that, to the Clinton Foundation. The former president earned $1 million for three speeches financed by Turkish sponsors, as well as $625,000 for two speeches in Russia, including one to a Russian investment bank.

And David Brock's Correct The Record group is ready to defend to the death everything Hillary Clinton has ever said or done using every standard weapon in the Clinton PR arsenal plus a few new ones.

It's not like CTR can force the media to use this material. It can only politely inform the press that it's falling for right-wing spin. CTR's own spin has described an attack on the Clintons' wealth as an attack on the "profoundly American success and philanthropy of Bill and Hillary Clinton," and criticism of her speaking fees as "relentlessly attacking Hillary Clinton for raising money for universities."

Hamas and Libertarian Support of Them

All of what Brook says is true. But as an explanation of libertarian support for Hamas, it begs the question. Why would those who have a deep hatred of government be more supportive of a totalitarian regime than a democratic one?

Well Libertarians do have a large contingent of kooks who have glommed onto libertarianism mostly because they don't fit in anywhere else. And kookdom and Jew hatred go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

Also No More US Visas For Israelis

Until this whole Gaza thing is cleared up I guess.

"Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis."

The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and an already-pressured visa crisis, which has seen the visa process for Israelis grow more and more difficult over the past year.

In April, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced an internal review into claims that hundreds of young Israelis were being barred from entering the US for political reasons.

Megan McArdle vs Mary Mapes

Of course, refusing to accept that you've made an enormous mistake is natural behavior. But at some point, you have to be able to see the obvious.

Other people could, which is why CBS retracted the story, why Mapes and Rather were pushed out, and why the consensus among journalists -- from conservative magazines to Mother Jones -- is that the documents were faked and Mapes was had. It would be a pity if Hollywood made the same blind mistakes that destroyed several distinguished careers in New York. I know that the film production company for this project is called Mythology Entertainment. That said, the journalists who deserve to have their stories told are the ones who dug into the provenance of these memos and exposed them for what they actually were.

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Wait - You Mean It Was All a Ginned Up Political Lie?

Add to that, Donna Brazile's confession at CNN.com last year that despite her party's efforts, particularly by its operatives with bylines to portray things otherwise at the time for cheap (and ultimately successful) political gain, that "Bush came through on Katrina."

Best Legal Smackdown Letter Ever

Context here.

What Happens When ISIS Runs Out of Holes

They go to the river.

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The Wu-Tang Name Generator

Hail to the Gatefold

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A Guide to the Female of the Species

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

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1 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:14 PM (z3Qlv)

2 Hi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:14 PM (HVff2)

3 Dammit Slappy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:15 PM (HVff2)

4 damn funky reload

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 05:15 PM (8lmkt)

5 I shut down Firefox and cleared my cache just before I pulled the trigger from distance.

*plink!*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:16 PM (z3Qlv)

6 Gwen certainly has a winner in hand. 

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 05:17 PM (V852H)

7 Apparently, I'm Midnight Beggar, and Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 05:18 PM (3H4Zj)

8 Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 10:16 PM (z3Qlv)

heh, and you STILL beat me to it!  nice work, Slap!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 05:18 PM (8lmkt)

9 And kookdom and Jew hatred go together like peanut butter and chocolate.-Maet Did you run that by CBD our resident anti-Semite joo & chef cob?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:18 PM (HVff2)

10 Hola, amigoz en loz tuboz!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 05:18 PM (T1005)

11 ONT, just in time. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:18 PM (9gk3l)

12 "Hola, amigoz en loz tuboz!"

Cayete, pendenjo. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:19 PM (9gk3l)

13 "Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 10:17 PM (V852H)" I thought it was usually straight couples that did cuckolding...oh, wait, that's actually a dude. Good lord.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 05:20 PM (3H4Zj)

14 No oblis espanol taco breath

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:20 PM (HVff2)

15 Steve McQueen got the FIM license to compete in the International Six Days Trials in 1964 as part of a promotion for Triumph Motorcycles. That was before Triumph crashed and burned and was resurrected.

Posted by: JimK at July 31, 2014 05:21 PM (7BbNo)

16 Cuckholding and Cuddling are NOT the same thing.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 31, 2014 05:21 PM (V70Uh)

17 Why's that little fucker with the choo-choo train get two pictures? White privilege! White privilege! Fight the real power!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 05:21 PM (3H4Zj)

18 I don't like the first kid in the photos. I hate drum sets, hate em with a passion. They have their place, but not in a house

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:21 PM (HVff2)

19 Quick Takes - Leftist Demand Government Be In The Bedroom, and in Your Healthcare, but Stay Silent about Thad Cochran's Barnyard Shenanigans The focus this time: Sex, Privacy, and Ewww. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=6138

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 31, 2014 05:22 PM (lN8KC)

20 Fucking Steve McQueen...

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 05:22 PM (ahBY0)

21 Cake Girl getting married wasn't headline worthy?! Evenin' horde.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2014 05:22 PM (jTN/K)

22 "That was before Triumph crashed and burned and was resurrected. Posted by: JimK at July 31, 2014 10:21 PM (7BbNo)" I was resurrected....for me to poop on!

Posted by: The Other Triumph at July 31, 2014 05:23 PM (3H4Zj)

23 The hamsters are on overload.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:24 PM (4Mv1T)

24 Like Steve McQueen, all I need is a fast machine.  Still a very good song!

http://tinyurl.com/ycynzdp

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 05:24 PM (8lmkt)

25 **hands strike 12:00, little doors open**

Cuckhold!

Cuckhold!

Cuckhold!

**little doors close**

Posted by: cuckhold clock at July 31, 2014 05:25 PM (y8Oh1)

26 Fucking Steve McQueen... Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 10:22 PM (ahBY0) Yeah. In "Bullitt" he was banging a very young Jacqueline Bisset.

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

27 Everybody watching the re-run on "Sharknado 2, Electric Bugaloo?" 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:25 PM (9gk3l)

28 16 Cuckholding and Cuddling are NOT the same thing. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 31, 2014 10:21 PM (V70Uh) TMI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:26 PM (HVff2)

29 One for the "Goodbye America" file. A woman is married to a man, pregnant with his child, and demanding to be considered a lesbian. http://www.salon.com/2014/07/29/im_a_lesbian_marrying_a_man/

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 31, 2014 05:26 PM (lr3d7)

30 I realize it's meaningless, but the timestamp thing is driving me nuts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 05:26 PM (GEICT)

31 >>>Why's that little fucker with the choo-choo train get two pictures? White privilege! White privilege! Fight the real power!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 10:21 PM (3H4Zj)



In one, I'm actually playing in Grandpa Joe's room.

Posted by: Plugs Biden's grandson at July 31, 2014 05:27 PM (y8Oh1)

32 30 I realize it's meaningless, but the timestamp thing is driving me nuts. Posted by: BCochran1981 Have a couple more drinks. You'll get over it ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:27 PM (HVff2)

33 I for one am very happy for Cake Girl. She always seemed to me to be a very sweet good loving girl. If Ryan ever breaks her heart, I am next in line.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 31, 2014 05:27 PM (V70Uh)

34 Cuckholds are scum. Pure and simple. They are subhuman scum and don't deserve to be considered men.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 31, 2014 05:27 PM (lr3d7)

35 ...Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. Blurred? More like destroyed. I used to look at Nobel winning scientists with unabashed awe and as childhood heroes. Now? Who fucking cares? Their probably lying.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at July 31, 2014 05:28 PM (0RDeS)

36 "I realize it's meaningless, but the timestamp thing is driving me nuts."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 10:26 PM (GEICT)

Me too.  It has been that way, (3-4 min discrepancy), since "The Incident" for me.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:28 PM (z3Qlv)

37 If Ryan does anything to hurt Cake Girl, well there is the Jersey Barrens.

http://youtu.be/Yq3wYJzE8T8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 05:28 PM (V852H)

38 Hamas and Libertarian Support of Them All of what Brook says is true. But as an explanation of libertarian support for Hamas, it begs the question. Why would those who have a deep hatred of government be more supportive of a totalitarian regime than a democratic one? I saw just today where the idiots at Reason were attacking this guy who fisked a couple of Pallywood productions: http://goo.gl/iSrJ8U He did an excellent job proving that the market incident was due to hamas - not the IDF.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:28 PM (58ht/)

39 Has Obama banned Visa for Ukrainians?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at July 31, 2014 05:29 PM (ZPrif)

40 Have a couple more drinks. You'll get over it ha Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 10:27 PM (HVff2) It's been going on since at least last night. Now I can't not see it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 05:29 PM (GEICT)

41 Hell, has Obama banned visas for Russians?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at July 31, 2014 05:29 PM (ZPrif)

42 fuck, I gotta run out to TJ's for milk.  i can't believe i am such a dumbass.  save me a seat, eh?

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 05:29 PM (8lmkt)

43 "fuck, I gotta run out to TJ's for milk. i can't believe i am such a dumbass. save me a seat, eh?"
-Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 10:29 PM (8lmkt)

Right On, Peaches.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:30 PM (z3Qlv)

44 I call dibs on Peaches' seat!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 05:30 PM (GEICT)

45 Of all the wars, civil wars, coups, rebellions, and unrest on the planet -- how many other countries has Obama banned visas from? How many has he done it a few weeks into the conflict?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at July 31, 2014 05:30 PM (ZPrif)

46
David Brock



Gee - another "confirmed bachelor" Republican who turns out to be a conservative hating liberal supporter of Democrats and their causes, as well as a rabid Hillary fluffer.

Tres suprise.

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

47 Where is thread headed?  Watching the clock and checking my drink.


Where the Hell is DC? 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:31 PM (9gk3l)

48 About the sad couple. I bet they are looking for a guy. Both of em

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

49 Has Obama banned visas from Iran?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at July 31, 2014 05:31 PM (ZPrif)

50 The time stamp is in perfect proportion to the delay in our local on-line weather radar. So I have two sources that are exactly 4 minutes behind to tell me when the shit is hitting the fan, meteorogically, and Moronically.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:31 PM (4Mv1T)

51 It can't be too early for a mood tune can it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4x8Z7CJugM

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 05:31 PM (ahBY0)

52

Older friend of mine, Guadalcanal vet, used to race motorcycles in SoCal, rode with McQueen a few times in the Lake Elsinore grand prix (I think that's the event name).  Said he was very normal and friendly. 

 

Clintons.  My god, such a pathetic, transparent set of talentless, disastrously irresponsible and clueless low-end grifters.  I know in today's other-wordly, pinch-yourself-are-you-really-seeing-this America, it's hard to summon the revulsion, but my god.  Disastrous, scandal-soaked, psycho, and obviously so, from the get-go.   Yet dumbed-down, NPR-stupid America recalls him as a "good" president.

 

US Embassy Tel Aviv.  Are they still flying the idiotic "rainbow" flag?  Someone oughta snatch it and burn it.

 

Katrina.  A distinct turning point at which it became apparent the US was no longer a serious country, and no longer had any of the real institutions needed to be one.  Criminally incompetent state/local govt. and pathetic degraded citizens make a storm into a crisis for themselves, the crude propaganda operation known as the media lies and stirs the pot in a despicable manner, the president sits there and refuses to correct the record/obliterate the press distortion/educate the country. 

 

Nice Soviet poster.  Didn't know that verb, had to look it up.

 

McArdle, uh, meh.  Heard her briefly on the radio.  Mashed potato sandwich, tepid, very shallow substantively (forget the topic).  In other words:  a towering intellectual policy colossus, by today's standards.  But meh.

 

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 05:32 PM (afQnV)

53 So I have two sources that are exactly 4 minutes behind to tell me when the shit is hitting the fan, meteorogically, and Moronically. Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:31 PM (4Mv1T) So you won't even know you're fucked. Just *blip*. Gone.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 05:32 PM (GEICT)

54 Goodbye America Because sometimes pictures say it all. And here's a blog full of'em. Don't get it, and don't care.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 05:32 PM (QKbPo)

55 Hoooooorde!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at July 31, 2014 05:33 PM (NYEU2)

56 The biggest crime with this Mary Mapes thing is that I'll have to defend Charles Johnson, and that won't do.

Posted by: Dave S. at July 31, 2014 05:33 PM (UvR6d)

57 "About the sad couple. I bet they are looking for a guy. Both of em."
-Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 10:31 PM (zOTsN)

Of course they are.  Those emasculated idiots are "just happy to be there".  Those are not real Men.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:33 PM (z3Qlv)

58 Hey, that 3rd kid down in the right hand column... what are those in front of the backpack? Are those books? His favorite toys are books? That doesn't make any sense. What's wrong with him? What a loser.

Posted by: LIV at July 31, 2014 05:33 PM (y8Oh1)

59 Goodbye America in a photo is one of those sites that makes me glad I'm a pessimist. I'll never be disappointed that way.

Posted by: puddleglum at July 31, 2014 05:34 PM (jUjwA)

60 So you won't even know you're fucked. Just *blip*. Gone. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready --------------------------------------- Exactly. I don't want to know. Times two. Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days. Drinks on the HOUSE!

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:34 PM (4Mv1T)

61 And, waiting........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:34 PM (9gk3l)

62
And lest we forget, recall the fun we had a couple of years ago with David Brock and his $850,000 palimony settlement and the extended descriptions of his opulent lifestyle:

http://tinyurl.com/7pg3ros

"$8,000 Louis Vuitton suit bag, paintings, a rug, a chandelier, a painted bust of a Roman soldier and a pair of carved wooden chairs upholstered with purple fabric."


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2014 05:35 PM (kdS6q)

63 41 Hell, has Obama banned visas for Russians? Posted by: Costanza Defense at July 31, 2014 10:29 PM (ZPrif) He has not even ban'd visas from IRAN... and we KNOW they have killed Americans.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 05:35 PM (84gbM)

64 rainbow wrong. violet on the inside, infrared on the out

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 31, 2014 05:35 PM (3kZUM)

65 If someone took a pic of me right now and asked me to put my most prized possessions in it, it would be a pic of me, my dog and a can of Miller Lite. I'm just in that kind of mood.

Posted by: Molly k. at July 31, 2014 05:35 PM (VnESF)

66 Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days. Drinks on the HOUSE! Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:34 PM (4Mv1T) Damn dude. My deepest and sincerest condolences. Mind sharing first names of the departed? Like to know who I'm toasting...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at July 31, 2014 05:36 PM (GEICT)

67 Steve McQueen played Tom Horn. Pretty good movie, sort of accurate to actual events.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 31, 2014 05:36 PM (nZv2L)

68 Navy Bean Soup, Regarding New Orleans, the local government's plan for handling a Cat 5 hurricane was for everyone to get in their car and drive away. The middle class did just that. I cannot forget the sight of all those flooded school buses that could have been used to evacuate the poor. This wasn't America failing. This was Ray Nagin and his cronies.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 31, 2014 05:37 PM (V70Uh)

69 66 Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days. Drinks on the HOUSE! Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:34 PM (4Mv1T) Sorry to hear that TR

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:37 PM (HVff2)

70 "Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days.
Drinks on the HOUSE!
"
-Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:34 PM (4Mv1T)

Prayers and condolences.  Love ya', Brother!

*Hoists a Glass*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (z3Qlv)

71 Here we go: Israel Breaking Airstrikes occurring right now, watch Gaza live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jehadels

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (58ht/)

72 Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

Huh. Not even one little Theon Greyjoy in the bunch.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (IN7k+)

73 How did that photographer get into my basement to take that top right photo?

Posted by: Harry Reid at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (y8Oh1)

74 Wu tang name Zexy ninja

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (zOTsN)

75 And meanwhile... The House went back into emergency session tonight... Because SOMTHING MUST BE DONE about the border.... Even though the phones are burning up from the base saying STOP... And hurried legislation gave us things like Obamacare... But... GOPe says they must LOOK like they have done something....

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 05:38 PM (84gbM)

76 16 Cuckholding and Cuddling are NOT the same thing.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 31, 2014 10:21 PM (V70Uh)


No, but there might be some overlap between the two activities.

Posted by: Slappy at July 31, 2014 05:39 PM (g0F0Y)

77 Steve McQueen was a good American.   Had a variety of wives and that's not my thing, but. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:40 PM (9gk3l)

78 Mind sharing first names of the departed? Like to know who I'm toasting... Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready --------------------------- Thanks BC. Toast up to: Steve, Wallace, Pat and Mark.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:40 PM (4Mv1T)

79 *snickers*

Wu-Tang : Tuff Commander

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 05:40 PM (V852H)

80 "Best Legal Smackdown Letter Ever" ---------------------- I hope like hell that if I am ever sucked into a legal jam (again), I can afford this guy..., though I doubt it rather seriously.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2014 05:40 PM (1Mxs7)

81 No live picture but plenty of sounds of bombs and screams and chickens.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:41 PM (58ht/)

82 Gonna be in the DC area next week. Any morons want to get together?

Posted by: McGyver at July 31, 2014 05:41 PM (gNfMT)

83

Oh, and the ceasefire.  Whether it's broken by the animals or not, we'll see, probably.  But interesting things can come out of such pauses.  As in things of interest to the Israelis. 

 

During lulls the bad guys will do things that may provide useful intel.  They will move around, do things, in ways that may provide info as to who is who, and who is doing what.  In ways they do not while the lead is flying.  And the walls have ears, and the night and the skies have eyes .....  and such pauses - esp. when the Pali side scurries around doing "recovery" activities, getting supplies, fixing systems, turns out to be a great time for human assets to, uh, meet with their contacts.  And the IDF will not be budging from their positions inside Gaza.

 

Just something to remember.  Israel needs to be, and is, a master at battlefield intel.  And of course any active engagement with the enemy on this scale produces huge intel opportunities and payoffs, the kind you ONLY get through active conflict situations. 

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 05:41 PM (afQnV)

84 Gotta love the kid posing with the guitar and other instruments. The kid has style.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 31, 2014 05:41 PM (FMbng)

85 Wu-Tang Clan isn't anything to trifle with

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 05:41 PM (3H4Zj)

86 Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:34 PM (4Mv1T)

To you friend...lost a few myself recently.

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 05:42 PM (ahBY0)

87 The funny thing about the "flat-earther" slur is that it itself is based on a myth - Europeans, at least half-way educated ones, have known that the earth is round from about 200 BC onward. The reason why Columbus was opposed was because they knew he had grossly underestimated the circumference of the earth and could never have reached China before running out of supplies. In other words, the critics were right about pretty much everything.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 31, 2014 05:42 PM (9iv8x)

88 those pictures of kids kind of put the salt of humility in my mouth.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 31, 2014 05:42 PM (l3vZN)

89 Ironically enough, what Tyson and his acolytes have ended up doing is blurring the lines between politics, scholarship, and culture - thereby damaging all three. I pushed back hard at work against some coworkers who'd cited the "Bruno" episode approvingly. I told them that Bruno had nothing to do with science as such; that he was an opportunistic heretic who'd just latched onto Copernicus as a tool against the Church. I conceded that, by contrast, Galileo and Newton were worth the bother; because they didn't say what they said "because the voices in their heads told them" but because they had done the math and proposed reproducible experiments. Bruno on the other hand did no such thing "because he couldn't". And I didn't even get busted by HR for "non diverse thinking". I think you'd all have been proud of me.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 31, 2014 05:43 PM (3kZUM)

90 TR a toast to your friends. I am sure they were a blessing and maybe they can look over us. We need them

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 05:43 PM (zOTsN)

91 To you friend...lost a few myself recently. Posted by: dumbartist --------------------------- Thanks. And a toast up to your friends, too.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:44 PM (4Mv1T)

92 Gents, Look very closely at the "cave" at the top of the waterfall on the Uriah Heep gatefold.

Posted by: Dave at July 31, 2014 05:44 PM (sLRtQ)

93 Toast up to:
Steve, Wallace, Pat and Mark.

a glass of red each

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 05:44 PM (ahBY0)

94 Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 10:38 PM (58ht/) Last hurrah before the hudna? Fuck the ceasefire.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2014 05:45 PM (jTN/K)

95 Unless I missed the humor, a lot of those photos at "Goodbye America" are kind of dumb, and some racist. Maybe I missed the joke, especially with the teacher/student one?

Posted by: HoboJerk, Re-branded at July 31, 2014 05:45 PM (E8IHS)

96 I hope like hell that if I am ever sucked into a legal jam (again), I can afford this guy..., though I doubt it rather seriously. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2014 10:40 PM (1Mxs7) Maybe his paralegals secretary. Shit the average attorney this way is $200/hr unless it's a personal injury contingency fee.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:45 PM (HVff2)

97 As for Israel. Step on the throat

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 05:46 PM (zOTsN)

98 Thanks ThunderB. Craziest thing was two were best friends of each other. One died in September. His best friend's wife died in December, then her husband, the best friend, died in January. Who needs a pandemic?

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:46 PM (4Mv1T)

99 libertarian support of hamas - well, perhaps this might shed light. http://tinyurl.com/m4995px

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 31, 2014 05:46 PM (3kZUM)

100 To you friend...lost a few myself recently. Posted by: dumbartist --------------------------- Thanks. And a toast up to your friends, too. Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:44 PM (4Mv1T) ***** As have I. Sucks to be at an age where this happens, but good to still be on the correct side of thelawn. A toast to all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 31, 2014 05:47 PM (ojnk6)

101 Sidetracked from the previous thread by arrival of kids. 

Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne.  I had not heard that.  I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids.  Enlighten me, please.

Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 05:47 PM (nzhaz)

102 "Maybe I missed the joke, especially with the teacher/student one? Posted by: HoboJerk, Re-branded at July 31, 2014 10:45 PM (E8IHS)" Yeah, some seemed that way to me too.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 31, 2014 05:47 PM (3H4Zj)

103 No picture at all but still the sounds of aircraft and bombs hitting. Quite a number of explosions.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:48 PM (58ht/)

104

G. Jimbo, absolutely right about New Orleans.  In fact, I believe it was the largest evacuation in US history (urban).  Accomplished mostly by people just leaving.  And don't forget that it was a blogger (forget which one) who found the satellite imagery of the flood school buses, and made the connection to the failed evacuation plan for those without their own wheels.  Not the "press" - which was in the midst of a disgraceful and shocking (even by current standards) hysteria-fest of distortion.

 

My reference to America was about how such a situation was seen as anything but what it was - as I described it, state/local govt. criminal malfeasance.   Instead, to this day (and right here on this blog, for example), you have the widely internalized mythology manifesting itself when people use the term "Katrina moment".  Bush had no "Katrina moment" - Blanco and Nagin and the NOPD and the "press" did.  But an unserious, degraded electorate just soaked up the mythology, no questions asked (how many "citizens" around you have the slightest idea how their govt. is actually supposed to work, where their taxes go, etc.?).

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 05:48 PM (afQnV)

105 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 10:38 PM (84gbM) All this over legislation that would never make it through the Senate and Obama would veto anyway, *sigh*.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2014 05:48 PM (B6dG9)

106 Steppin out.   Later tomorrow.  Good talk.  

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2014 05:48 PM (9gk3l)

107 Thanks MWNP. Didn't want to be an ONT downer. But with ebola, my loses look like small potatoes.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:49 PM (4Mv1T)

108 Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days. Drinks on the HOUSE! Posted by: TR There's a guy (and his family) that was very well known in my town, that lived around the corner. He'd been fighting cancer for years, but we thought he was in remission. He and his teenage son were in the driveway next door, talking to my neighbor (who had broken his leg) and I thought they were just talking about the leg, and they all looked really sad. I thought "gee, it's just a broken leg". Turns out his cancer had come back, and three days later he was dead. Drink up, for tomorrow, who knows?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at July 31, 2014 05:49 PM (RFeQD)

109 Hey, did you hear the one about the Ebola patient the CDC is bringing to the US?

Posted by: Randall Flagg at July 31, 2014 05:49 PM (mx5oN)

110 Albums that should've made the list, Moms Apple pie & Steppenwolf's For Ladies Only

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:49 PM (HVff2)

111 Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne. I had not heard that. I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids. Enlighten me, please. Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 10:47 PM (nzhaz) Ebola isn't airborne, at least naturally.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2014 05:49 PM (B6dG9)

112 Posted by: Randall Flagg at July 31, 2014 10:49 PM (mx5oN) ISWYDT

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 31, 2014 05:50 PM (3kZUM)

113 A little ISIS killing mood music. Take me to the river by the Talking Heads.

Posted by: Swatara at July 31, 2014 05:50 PM (XFT89)

114 I suspect that a good sized chunk of the libertarian support for Hamas comes from an arrogant need to be contrary to middle-class America.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 31, 2014 05:50 PM (lr3d7)

115 I know a bunch of liberty loving Libertarians. They do not support Hamas.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:52 PM (4Mv1T)

116 106 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 10:38 PM (84gbM) All this over legislation that would never make it through the Senate and Obama would veto anyway, *sigh*. Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2014 10:48 PM (B6dG9) Nope... its the Vehicle that Harry Reid will pull an O'care on... Strip it, pass what they want, and force it into conference... Because a conference vote only needs a Majority.... and there are enough Border Traitors GOPe members, with Dems, to force through Amnesty. THAT is the play...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 05:52 PM (84gbM)

117 99 Thanks ThunderB. Craziest thing was two were best friends of each other. One died in September. His best friend's wife died in December, then her husband, the best friend, died in January. Who needs a pandemic? Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:46 PM (4Mv1T) That's just heavy & sad.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:52 PM (HVff2)

118 I don't know if this photo is live, but his is how it looked: http://goo.gl/xvjtQc You can hear all the explosions that have had to be over a 100 so far.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:52 PM (58ht/)

119 I blame Noam Chomsky and academia for the antisemitic youth.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 05:53 PM (zOTsN)

120 @97, it's worse than that. Attorney's charge you $50 just to send you an email. And it's usually something anyone could write. Lawyers are one of many things that have earned my disgust.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2014 05:53 PM (Lqy/e)

121 But with ebola, my loses look like small potatoes. Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:49 PM (4Mv1T) ***** I haer ya. 2 cases on their way to my town now, courtesy of the US Govt. Why they couldn't go to them instead, no idea. Thankfully, I have aremote place 2 hours away to bug out to. I fear this may not be far enough though....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 31, 2014 05:54 PM (ojnk6)

122 117 I know a bunch of liberty loving Libertarians. They do not support Hamas. Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:52 PM (4Mv1T) Yeah... I don't personally know a single person who self describes as Libertarian, who supports Hamas.... Because Hamas is the exact opposite, of a Libertarian.... they want to KILL over religion... and use State power to do so... While they have Freedom of Religion in Israel...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2014 05:54 PM (84gbM)

123 The funny thing about the "flat-earther" slur is that it itself is based on a myth - Europeans, at least half-way educated ones, have known that the earth is round from about 200 BC onward. Posted by: Grey Fox Yes, a thousand times yes! How the shit could have Eratosthenes calculated an amazingly close number for the circumference of the Earth from a well? Other greeks referred to the planets as globes. The educated knew for a fucking fact the Earth was spherical. Common wisdom of yammering dime-store 'intellectuals' that flood the internet isn't worth piss-sicles.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 05:55 PM (QKbPo)

124

Oh, a thing about urban evacuations, inspired by Katrina discussion.

 

Back in the early 1980s, many strategists were concerned about Soviet mass urban evacuation plans.  Fear was that, in a crisis, the USSR could reduce their urban target profile by emptying their cities.

 

Leaving the strictly strategic arguments aside, the whole issue sort of fizzled when it was realized that the US - without any planning or govt. involvement - actually conducted the largest urban evacuations on Earth, routinely.  Christmas Eve.  And the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  I think that second one remains the largest "people/mile" day on Earth. 

 

Turned out that the crappy/limited Soviet transportation system (railroads, essentially) couldn't really move that much populace that far (and there was nothing to support them "there", and ahemm what if it's January?).   Soviets called civil defense by a contraction of that phrase, which conveniently translates as "coffin" (grazhdanskaya oborona = "grob").

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 05:55 PM (afQnV)

125 122 @97, it's worse than that. Attorney's charge you $50 just to send you an email. And it's usually something anyone could write. Lawyers are one of many things that have earned my disgust. Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2014 10:53 PM (Lqy/e) I review legal invoices a couple of times a week. It's amazing what an email or a voice mail,can cost you., Speaking of legal,fees. Hope Jess Ventura is choking on his like a used tampon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 05:56 PM (HVff2)

126 muthafuckas were out of the spinach {ampersand} bacons salad.  even in the back.  summon the meteors!!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 05:57 PM (8lmkt)

127 95 Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 10:38 PM (58ht/) Last hurrah before the hudna? Fuck the ceasefire. Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2014 10:45 PM (jTN/K) About 5 more IDF were killed so this may be pay back. Also they are hitting areas where rockets have been launched from. I believe the picture is live. I saw a little bug crawl by.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 05:58 PM (58ht/)

128 Cease fire doesn't start for two hours. They are hitting what they can

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 05:58 PM (zOTsN)

129 muthafuckas were out of the spinach {ampersand} bacons salad. even in the back. summon the meteors!!! Posted by: Peaches ----------------------------------------- That is on my list. I even looked it up on the TJ website.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 05:58 PM (4Mv1T)

130 This is a punch in the gut right here... http://tinyurl.com/o44xn2h

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 05:59 PM (BZAd3)

131 I believe the picture is live. I saw a little bug crawl by.... Oh, Joe Biden is in Israel?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 31, 2014 06:00 PM (nZv2L)

132 I put my damn bra back on for that run.  Totes annoying.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 06:00 PM (8lmkt)

133 129 muthafuckas were out of the spinach {ampersand} bacons salad. even in the back. summon the meteors!!! Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 10:57 PM (8lmkt) I thought you went to get milk?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:01 PM (HVff2)

134 what's wrong with a pony?...when i was a child i had a pony.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 31, 2014 06:01 PM (fHJ2a)

135 I said it a week ago... That Obama would once again be overtaken by his arrogance and start his jive ass talking again.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 06:01 PM (BZAd3)

136 Hmmm. Israel will keep destroying tunnels during the cease fire

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:02 PM (zOTsN)

137 I thought you went to get milk?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:01 PM (HVff2)

yeah, milk.  and some of those awesome little ice cream bars (like they can't afford to put sticks in 'em, ugh, but still quite delish) and I figured I'd get a few of those epically wonderful salads.  so sadface. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 06:03 PM (8lmkt)

138 Hamas clearly has a death wish. I say grant it.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:03 PM (4Mv1T)

139

What in the expanding universe could Boehner be thinking?

 

Safe to say the public doesn't want "something" done, they want this shameful and lawless disaster of mass human trafficking with official connivance stopped.

 

Quite a spectacle (a horrifying one):  one party desperate to rouse its useless drone base to vote in the fall, their opponents seemingly desperate to suppress the seething fed-up base of their own.

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:04 PM (afQnV)

140 140 Hmmm. Israel will keep destroying tunnels during the cease fire

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 11:02 PM (zOTsN)


Seems like flooding hamas tunnels during a ceasefire would be both acceptable and  positive thing since water ceases fire!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:04 PM (o3MSL)

141 Good. Let them live in it.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:04 PM (zOTsN)

142 Yeah, it's live. Saw some birds fly by. Can't find any comments by the local journalists. usually they are big mouths.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 06:04 PM (58ht/)

143 i]Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne. I had not heard that. I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids. Enlighten me, please. Posted by: creeper I think the conflicting accounts boil down to speculation on how one of those Western doctors became infected. All reports from the CDC and the French equivalent state categorically this is the Zaire strain which has not been ever described as 'air-borne'. The doc in question was said to be meticulously careful and his infection was surprising. Doc story quoted at Neo-neocon's website.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:06 PM (QKbPo)

144 Interesting poster. The text at the bottom is translated by Bing to be, "Fists of the collective". The top word doesn't return anything.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at July 31, 2014 06:07 PM (WwNDl)

145 The Greeks had figured the earth was round, yes, but in the Semitic religions the local yokels were slow to pick up on it. The Bible, old testament and new, is consistent in preaching about heaven being supported by pillars, or about there being mountains from which someone can see the whole earth. The Qur'an takes a further step back in sura 13 preaching that it's Allah holding the heavens up. Poetic metaphor, perhaps, was intended. In all three testaments. But there's also such a thing as "human nature". And human nature is always to resent those who are better off than one's self. Often "better off" correlates with intelligence - especially these days. So it's not too hard to imagine a situation in which some demagogue might preach the LITERAL meaning of Scripture; and where Scripture contradicts science, well, that just proves more convincingly how science has been taken over by the Shaytan.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo channels Mencken at July 31, 2014 06:07 PM (3kZUM)

146

Any geotech morons here?  Is ground-penetrating radar useful against tunnels such as we're seeing in Gaza?  You'd think if it were, Israel would just trace the entire perimeter/border and ID the tunnel locations as they enter Israeli territory.

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:07 PM (afQnV)

147 Do whatever you want. Just not here.

Posted by: Womanhood at July 31, 2014 06:08 PM (/cUUk)

148 Seems like flooding hamas tunnels during a ceasefire would be both acceptable and positive thing since water ceases fire! Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 11:04 PM (o3MSL) Out in the woods a back-fire is often used to cease fire. I think they use napalm to set them.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 31, 2014 06:08 PM (nZv2L)

149 TR - On that burying friends thing..., it sucks doesn't it? That sounds flippant, but I don't know what else to say. Every now and then, I start to run over a mental list of the people that I have lost, but stop myself..., there's nothing to be gained from it. I just think about them individually when they come to mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2014 06:08 PM (1Mxs7)

150 When I was in early elementary school I was taught that Columbus discovered the world was round. On the plus side, they never mentioned genocide in the lessons.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 31, 2014 06:09 PM (l3vZN)

151 The doc in question was said to be meticulously careful and his infection was surprising.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 31, 2014 11:06 PM (QKbPo)

starting to sound like it's jumped the shark.  and just in time to fly it on over here.  srs, you guys, how is this happening?  if I saw it in a movie, I'd be, this is bullshit.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 06:09 PM (8lmkt)

152 I just broke a compact fluorescent light bulb. Do i need to call EPA? OSHA? NSA? DNR? Or just throw it in the garbage can?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:10 PM (HVff2)

153 Fuck Me To Tears ... ... this is why I don't watch FoxNews anymore. O'Reilly just bloviated about how the two parties are "supposed to work together". What fucking set of Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers did he read in Ivy League ? People working in their own best interest is what the Founders banked on to precisely stop this shit. Somebody like Boehner, rolling over and raising his hind leg, was not what they had in mind. And I can't fucking stand O'Reilly.

Posted by: ScoggDog - L4A at July 31, 2014 06:10 PM (v3BJ5)

154 138 I said it a week ago... That Obama would once again be overtaken by his arrogance and start his jive ass talking again. Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 11:01 PM (BZAd3) Why you hotta be hatin' and shit.

Posted by: RWC at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (jTN/K)

155 Someone got Jew on my kookdom!

Posted by: mika at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (rUiVQ)

156 > But as an explanation of libertarian support for Hamas, it begs the question. Why would those who have a deep hatred of government be more supportive of a totalitarian regime than a democratic one? I can't see how it begs the question. Raises the question, yes.

Posted by: Frank Underwood (D-SC) at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (OpaBw)

157 Hrothgar: demolition explosives also put out fires. Posted by: Kristophr ---------------- Works for me.

Posted by: Red Adair at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (1Mxs7)

158 I saw Steve take the hills in theaters original run. Don't remember what the gf thought, but I was impressed by driving & cinematography. I feel the years today it's okay all in a day -karma slave

Posted by: mindful webworker at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (54+po)

159 #152 And when the sun stopped for Joshua, wouldn't that mean the earth had stopped spinning which would mean that everything and everyone would have flown off due to centrifugal force?

Posted by: Heliocentric at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (/cUUk)

160 152 The Greeks had figured the earth was round, yes, but in the Semitic religions the local yokels were slow to pick up on it. The Bible, old testament and new, is consistent in preaching about heaven being supported by pillars, or about there being mountains from which someone can see the whole earth. Posted by: boulder t'hobo channels Mencken at July 31, 2014 11:07 PM (3kZUM) Cite?

Posted by: baldilocks at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (36Rjy)

161

Shellaque, "fists" is the Soviet slang for rich peasants ("kulak").  The verb at the top means to expel or throw out (you might not get a return because it's a conjugated verb form, in this case first person plural, as in "we expel").  The last word is actually a Soviet-era abbreviation for collective farm, not just "collective".  ("kollektivniy kholkoz" = "kholkoz" .... form on the poster is genitive plural declension, so it adds an "ov" .... hmmm, time for a beer, too much russki grammar here)

 

 

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:11 PM (afQnV)

162 "You'd think if it were, Israel would just trace the entire perimeter/border and ID the tunnel locations as they enter Israeli territory."
-Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 11:07 PM (afQnV)

The ones I've seen were slow-moving, (under 10MPH), and would leave forces out in the open, even with heavily armored vehicles.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:13 PM (z3Qlv)

163 Mike...is there anything that can be said?...I try to take all the good stuff with me. The least I can do.

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 06:14 PM (ahBY0)

164 ISIS killed 1500 people yesterday. The world is clearly infuriated. No. Not about that. About the Jews.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 06:14 PM (BZAd3)

165 yeah, milk. and some of those awesome little ice cream bars (like they can't afford to put sticks in 'em, ugh, but still quite delish) and I figured I'd get a few of those epically wonderful salads. so sadface. Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 11:03 PM (8lmkt) Bummer no munchies for the Peaches

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:14 PM (HVff2)

166

Frank Underwood, re "begs the question".

 

As someone has lamented here before, a very useful and important phrase lost to English - "begs the question".  As it refers to a horrible - and common - logical fallacy, it of course turns out to a be a very useful phrase in today's dumbed-down culture.  But it's now been completely lost to common use as equivalent of "raise the question".

 

"To assume that which is in dispute".  Of course, walking your typical American through that freshman logical analysis these days would be like expecting to drop by the first gym you pass and expect to find enough of the right people to man a SEAL team ......

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:15 PM (afQnV)

167 BRB.

Trying to write stuff into this bill so my lawn guys don't get deported.

The fuck, you think I want to be mowing after I hit vacation tomorrow?

Posted by: GOP monkeys, fucking a football at July 31, 2014 06:15 PM (y8Oh1)

168 79 Mind sharing first names of the departed? Like to know who I'm toasting...
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready
---------------------------

Thanks BC. Toast up to:
Steve, Wallace, Pat and Mark.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:40 PM (4Mv1T)



Here's to Road's good friend Mark, who couldn't be with us tonight.



*Considers* *Drinks*



Here's to the memory of Road's good friend Pat.


*C/D*

Here's to Road's good friend Steve, who we weren't fortunate enough to meet prior to his passing.



*C/D*

And here's to Road's good friend Wallace.


*C/D*


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:15 PM (T1005)

169 148 Hrothgar: demolition explosives also put out fires.

Posted by: Kristophr at July 31, 2014 11:05 PM (0zVEV)


True dat, but during a ceasefire the use of active ordnance or explosives seems a bit inconsistent philosophically.  Flooding, on the other hand, is a passive self-defense mechanism.


That said, I'd prefer as much HE as they can pack into those tunnels rigged to go off the instant the first hamas rocket leaves the ground!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:16 PM (o3MSL)

170 "I just broke a compact fluorescent light bulb. Do i need to call EPA? OSHA? NSA? DNR? Or just throw it in the garbage can?"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:10 PM (HVff2)

Per the instructions on the box:

-Leave
-Firebomb the house
-Move to California
-Because Environment

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:17 PM (z3Qlv)

171

Well, slap, I don't think the speed of the radar truck would matter in many situations, for example on the border during lulls/ceasefires/normal times.  I was more wondering about whether the technical capacity of such radars would be useful against tunnels at the depths in question (which I don't know, of course!).

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:17 PM (afQnV)

172 Hobo, IIRC correctly, every medieval writer who mentioned the subject save one seems to have known the earth was round. The one exception was a widely respected scholar in other areas (can't recall his name, unfortunately) so he was widely quoted, but on this particular subject he was considered something of a crank. It has been awhile since I read up on it, but to he best of my knowledge they not only knew but didn't even consider it controversial.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 31, 2014 06:17 PM (9iv8x)

173 Okay, its a replay. You can see more when it is dark. Sun has risen. They've been shelling for over an hour.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 06:17 PM (58ht/)

174 dumbartist - That's about it.

Posted by: Red Adair at July 31, 2014 06:18 PM (1Mxs7)

175 Weft-cut loop: Ebola is insanely infective by touch. It doesn't take more than one bit of inattention to get yourself caught. Posted by: Kristophr Still requires a transfer of fluid from vic to eye EarNoseThroat of recipient, for example. It's not magical cooties. It's not a biological game of tag. Again, only riffing on stories that can't be relied on except for a explanation of this 'airborne' description.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:18 PM (QKbPo)

176 "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."
-Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:15 PM (T1005)

Amen.

*passes torch*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:18 PM (z3Qlv)

177 The power of Jessica Nigri's cosplay boobs compel an artist

http://tinyurl.com/leo5l6f

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 06:19 PM (V852H)

178 Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:15 PM (T1005)


Well said!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:19 PM (o3MSL)

179 Hammer- I hadn't given an excess of thought to it till this week. The friend I buried was within 90 days of my age. Great guy. Jewish, smart as hell. Made a ton of money in my old business. Democrat. As I sat listening to the Rabbi, who I know personally, I thought about how many other people in the synagogue that I knew, all smarter than me, Dr's, lawyers, business owners, and all democrats. Boggles the mind.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:19 PM (4Mv1T)

180 CNN all upset that Israel picked on Kerry

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:20 PM (zOTsN)

181

Kristophr - yep, for sure.

 

And BTW, I don't think it's pedantic to lament the loss of "begs the question".  It really does refer to a key logical fallacy that bedevils so much lazy and poor thinking.

 

It's quite possible to get pedantic about language, and usage.  But "begs the question" being ruined to just be equivalent to "raises the question" implies a lot more than just a shift in slang or usage.

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 06:21 PM (afQnV)

182 The press likes to make out that the entire gaza strip has been demolished. It hasn't. You can see buildings flatten and the next street over is fine.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 06:22 PM (58ht/)

183 Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Posted by: cthulhu ----------------------------------- Thanks you for that, cthulhu.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:22 PM (4Mv1T)

184 CNN all upset that Israel picked on Kerry

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 11:20 PM (zOTsN)


CNN would have been upset if they didn't get on the trains back in the day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:22 PM (o3MSL)

185 Is it just me or does it seem that they're bringing in thousands of non mortal diseases diseased invaders and also some mortal diseased returnees and the game is to find out which are which and whether they are infectious?

This is all to deplete the preppers stores maybe.

So when they start the roundup for the camps they'll have to surrender like all the rest of us.

I know crazy thinking. But these days who can tell?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 06:22 PM (Avd1N)

186 Obama - The quicker fucker upper.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 06:23 PM (BZAd3)

187 Whoops! The link: http://tinyurl.com/qaqf7z4

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 06:23 PM (BZAd3)

188 and a glass of red to Peaches....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4fcITCQh9I

Posted by: dumbartist at July 31, 2014 06:23 PM (ahBY0)

189 "You'd think if it were, Israel would just trace the entire perimeter/border and ID the tunnel locations as they enter Israeli territory." I think some modifications to the seismic equipment used by oil drilling exploration crews to scan underground rock formations might be useful. Plans a row of sensors 1000m and maybe 1500, parallel to the Gaza border, then a parallel line of explosives 500m, start the recording and then pop the cork. Use some sophisticated processing software to decode the sensor data and construct an image.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 31, 2014 06:24 PM (FlRtG)

190 CNN all upset that Israel picked on Kerry Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 11:20 PM (zOTsN) Well sometimes it's kinda hard to resist the urge to pick a scab.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 31, 2014 06:25 PM (nZv2L)

191 102 Sidetracked from the previous thread by arrival of kids.

Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne. I had not heard that. I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids. Enlighten me, please.

Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 10:47 PM (nzhaz)



Evidently phelgm counts as a bodily fluid.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:25 PM (T1005)

192 That "Goodbye America" blog includes a picture of the dopey tourist who took a selfie of herself at Auschwitz and tweeted it as if she was sending a picture of herself in front of the Eiffel tower. In the comment thread to that picture, you find "LOL Holocaust. I like this girl" and someone else who links to a Holocaust denier site. So the commenters on that site unwittingly drive home the whole point of that blog.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 06:25 PM (+XMAD)

193 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:15 PM (T1005)


Somehow, I just knew the hamsters were going to barf all over the formatting.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:26 PM (T1005)

194 Phlegm?  Thought Sandra's last name was Fluke....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 06:26 PM (V852H)

195 Wu-Tang Clan isn't anything to trifle with Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean I can take 'em.

Posted by: The Chosen One bearing squirrels [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:26 PM (QKbPo)

196 *Taunts Happy-Fun Ball*  The pussy.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 06:27 PM (zt+N6)

197 Steve McQueen was in FAG.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:27 PM (jucos)

198 "Bush came through on Katrina" At some point one must take off the gloves and hit back, regardless of Karl Rove's incantations. Thanks, guys! No, really. Nearly a decade of no reply is just what the bully pulpit means...

Posted by: anon a mouse at July 31, 2014 06:28 PM (gXRIG)

199 Somehow, I just knew the hamsters were going to barf all over the formatting. Posted by: cthulhu -------------------------- And yet your point was well made. Thank you.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:28 PM (4Mv1T)

200 I think some modifications to the seismic equipment used by oil drilling exploration crews to scan underground rock formations might be useful.

Plans a row of sensors 1000m and maybe 1500, parallel to the Gaza border, then a parallel line of explosives 500m, start the recording and then pop the cork. Use some sophisticated processing software to decode the sensor data and construct an image.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 31, 2014 11:24 PM (FlRtG)

In the systems I've seen they plant sensors over an area and then bring in a diesel-powered 10KW sub-woofer to vibrate the earth. It requires a lot of post-processing but I'm pretty sure they could detect most voids within say 100m of the surface.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 31, 2014 06:28 PM (pAlYe)

201 Posted by: Arbalest at July 31, 2014 11:24 PM (FlRtG)

Directional drilling rigs ought to be pretty useful here as well.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:28 PM (o3MSL)

202 So what happens if a drilling crew strikes terrorists in a tunnel?

Beers all around?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 06:29 PM (V852H)

203 Turning in early in order to be able to get up early to go hunt for mineral specimens from the Republic Mine in Upper Michigan. Anybody interested in cummingtonite (http://www.mindat.org/min-1170.html)? Talk to y'all tomorrow...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2014 06:29 PM (n4FG5)

204 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 11:29 PM (V852H)

I'm buying!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:30 PM (o3MSL)

205 I think some modifications to the seismic equipment used by oil drilling exploration crews to scan underground rock formations might be useful. Plans a row of sensors 1000m and maybe 1500, parallel to the Gaza border, then a parallel line of explosives 500m, start the recording and then pop the cork. Use some sophisticated processing software to decode the sensor data and construct an image. Posted by: Arbalest Can't find the article, but some Israeli General said that the measurements of petro exploration equipment is too deep for the tunnels. A bit of mis-direction for sure, but GPRadar is like 1 to 15 meters, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:30 PM (QKbPo)

206 As I recall, the WKRP studio was located in the Phlegm Building.

Posted by: Red Adair at July 31, 2014 06:31 PM (1Mxs7)

207 So what happens if a drilling crew strikes terrorists in a tunnel? Beers all around? Posted by: Anna Puma Send in Cohagen's crew.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:32 PM (QKbPo)

208 "A bit of mis-direction for sure, but GPRadar is like 1 to 15 meters, right?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 31, 2014 11:30 PM (QKbPo)

Yeah, I don't think GPR goes much beyond 50 ft., depending on the soil.  Any limestone or granite and it is ineffective.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:32 PM (z3Qlv)

209 "You'd think if it were, Israel would just trace the entire perimeter/border and ID the tunnel locations as they enter Israeli territory." -Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 11:07 PM (afQnV) Looks like tunnel detection is tricky. But Israel may be getting close. http://tinyurl.com/k5n223j

Posted by: Swatara at July 31, 2014 06:32 PM (XFT89)

210 194 The press likes to make out that the entire gaza strip has been demolished. It hasn't. You can see buildings flatten and the next street over is fine.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 31, 2014 11:22 PM (58ht/)



Too bad.

Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 06:33 PM (nzhaz)

211 Trivia question When American airliners were ordered by the FAA to stop flights into Tel Aviv, what countries airline kept flying. And the answer is not Israels

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:33 PM (zOTsN)

212 129 muthafuckas were out of the spinach {ampersand} bacons salad. even in the back. summon the meteors!!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2014 10:57 PM (8lmkt)



After you gave it such a great plug?!?!? Ungrateful bastards!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:33 PM (T1005)

213 Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 11:17 PM (z3Qlv) Move to California? Fuck no, no offense Cali morons.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:34 PM (HVff2)

214 Trivia question

When American airliners were ordered by the FAA to stop flights into Tel Aviv, what countries airline kept flying.

And the answer is not Israels


Peruvia!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2014 06:34 PM (0AKks)

215 Egypts

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:34 PM (zOTsN)

216 I was thinking of the explosive method, as it seems to go down much farther than the tunnels. Additionally, detonating explosives might just cause a collapse or two ... discouraging more tunneling. Where's AOP when we need him?

Posted by: Arbalest at July 31, 2014 06:35 PM (FlRtG)

217 Let's hope the Jews crank it up to 11KW then!

Posted by: nigel tufnel at July 31, 2014 06:35 PM (rUiVQ)

218 >>So what happens if a drilling crew strikes terrorists in a tunnel? Beers all around? Posted by: Anna Puma Turn the drilling mud pumps all the way up.

Posted by: Aviator at July 31, 2014 06:35 PM (3rrMW)

219 muthafuckas were out of the spinach {ampersand} bacons salad. even in the back. summon the meteors!!! Posted by: Peaches ---------------- Clearly, you triggered the hoarders.

Posted by: Red Adair at July 31, 2014 06:35 PM (1Mxs7)

220 Our airlines!

Posted by: Malaysia at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (y8Oh1)

221 "Move to California? Fuck no, no offense Cali morons."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:34 PM (HVff2)

*HAH!* -- ISWYDT

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (z3Qlv)

222 Where's AOP when we need him? Posted by: Arbalest I'll sound the alarm! http://youtu.be/ot70G4wSQi0

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (QKbPo)

223 TR the people you mentioned at the synagogue. Their parents & relatives were all dems. Hard to leave what you grew up in. Also damn hard to say I fucked up & voted for Sir Golfsalot. 3 to 5 generations the democrats had some integrity and some concern for the folks. Not so anymore

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (HVff2)

224
Evidently phelgm counts as a bodily fluid.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:25 PM (T1005)


Which makes you wonder why they say it cannot be airborne. 

I had the same problem back in the 'eighties when they tried to tell us HIV was only a disease of homosexuals.  Howthehell did they think a virus could determine the sexual preference of its host?

Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (nzhaz)

225 This music video looks like some Moron's idea of a MeetUp

http://youtu.be/sEXHeTcxQy4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 06:36 PM (V852H)

226 Hey everybody. Was anyone here crazy enough to watch Jay Carney on Letterman last night? One time when I refused to watch. Wouldn't surprise me if they gave each other simultaneous blowjobs right on the air. **Top 10 Reasons We're Insufferable Douchebags**

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:37 PM (Vh4i6)

227 Ok ok, we were going to keep flying to Israel...

... but never made it.

Posted by: Malaysia at July 31, 2014 06:38 PM (y8Oh1)

228 And China wins the WTF Award for what they did to these peaches.

http://www.ufunk.net/en/food/china-peaches/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 06:40 PM (V852H)

229 My most prized possessions are my gang membership and my tats. America - what a country!

Posted by: 20 year old child coming across the boarder at July 31, 2014 06:40 PM (+XMAD)

230 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 11:37 PM (Vh4i6)

I watched Letterman about three different times for a total time of fifteen minutes and learned my lesson.  Never watched again.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2014 06:41 PM (o3MSL)

231 OT -- Big day in MLB Baseball.  Players flying around like crazy.  Many big-name Major Leaguers, as well.  As a baseball fan, it was pretty cool watching the day unfold.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:41 PM (z3Qlv)

232 160 I just broke a compact fluorescent light bulb. Do i need to call EPA? OSHA? NSA? DNR? Or just throw it in the garbage can?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:10 PM (HVff2)



You need to worry about any debris that you might be friendly and cuddly with -- like mercury-contaminated glass shards in your rug. Unless you intend to be friendly and cuddly with an outdoors trash can [Marco Rubio's excepted] I'd cease to worry about it once it's there.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:42 PM (T1005)

233 US Embassy severely restricts visa for Israelis. http://tinyurl.com/lqg5crv No restrictions for nations where ebola is breaking out. I'm pretty pissed about this.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 06:42 PM (BZAd3)

234 Hrothgar: yeah, Dave's become a bitter old crank who can't stand it that anyone exists who disagrees with him. It's sad really. He used to be really funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:42 PM (Vh4i6)

235 "Was anyone here crazy enough to watch Jay Carney on Letterman last night?" I should have. I'm trying to lose 5 pounds and I'm told throwing up profusely is one way of doing it.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 06:42 PM (+XMAD)

236 Donna: Didn't think of that. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:43 PM (Vh4i6)

237 33 Colorado Alex Can they reclaim their humanity by honor killing?

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at July 31, 2014 06:44 PM (TKk/U)

238 Re: Compact Flourescents. I worked for Sylvania as an Industrial/Commercial rep from 79-89. Used to dump the defective lamps from our distributors in the dumpster, breaking them all to hell. Not sure what damage all that mercury did to me.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:44 PM (4Mv1T)

239 Hey Kid!

NO CAPES!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 06:44 PM (Avd1N)

240

Explosives would be a smart way to find Paleswineinan tunnels in the Gaza.

 

 

Might I suggest a squadron of B-52s in an Arc Light Raid?

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 31, 2014 06:45 PM (vvk2F)

241 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:42 PM (T1005) Other than not living in Florida, why can't I involve Rubio? To the garbage can it went. Easier to ask for forgiveness...............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:45 PM (HVff2)

242 It's not like Ebola is contagious or anything

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:45 PM (jucos)

243 As a baseball fan, it was pretty cool watching the day unfold. Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 11:41 PM (z3Qlv) Yeah, I enjoyed it too. Billy Beane is going for broke isn't he? I fully expect the A's to be in the WS this year. I was very relieved when the Tigers got Price. As a Brewers fan I was afraid the Cards would get him.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 06:45 PM (+XMAD)

244 Not sure what damage all that mercury did to me.
Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 11:44 PM (4Mv1T)

Other than that third eye, you're probably okay.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 06:46 PM (Avd1N)

245 The bio by Henry Bushkin on Johnny Carson was good and interesting... but I literally *cannot wait* for the tell-alls on what it was like to work for Letterman at CBS. How many young interns do you suppose have slept with DL in the hope of a big promotion, then got themselves fired when they couldn't find anything nice to say to him about his three-inch dick?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:46 PM (Vh4i6)

246 Not sure what damage all that mercury did to me. Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 11:44 PM (4Mv1T) Other than that third eye, you're probably okay. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 11:46 PM (Avd1N) ******** My third eye is blind

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:47 PM (jucos)

247 "Yeah, I enjoyed it too. Billy Beane is going for broke isn't he? I fully expect the A's to be in the WS this year.

I was very relieved when the Tigers got Price. As a Brewers fan I was afraid the Cards would get him.
"
-Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 11:45 PM (+XMAD)

Yes.... Oakland is going for broke.  They are in an "Arms-Race" with Detroit and I'll be making loads of popcorn, should they match up in the playoffs!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:47 PM (z3Qlv)

248 TR >>Not sure what damage all that mercury did to me. Vodka & Mt. Dew for a mixer would be my guess. Maybe 2 sons the size of small trees?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:47 PM (HVff2)

249 Hi from genghis at the ER

Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 06:48 PM (khxzD)

250 We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House

Posted by: John McCain at July 31, 2014 06:48 PM (xKIE3)

251 TB and Scabies aren't contagious either

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:49 PM (jucos)

252 Since this is illegal immigration week at the White House, I had to share the latest abomination on that front:

An illegal alien killed a Chinese grad student at USC, the parents' only child, this week. (Third Chinese student killed in 2 years in the ghetto surrounding USC BTW.)

And to top it off, the grieving parents were delayed for one week with, you guessed it, visa problems.

Ironic, huh?




http://tinyurl.com/kel8duw

Posted by: Pj at July 31, 2014 06:49 PM (cHuNI)

253 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 11:46 PM (Vh4i6) From what I understand, Carson was a pretty nasty guy who did a terrific job presenting himself as a nice guy on TV. Letterman is a pretty nasty guy who isn't even pretending to be anything but a SOB.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 06:49 PM (+XMAD)

254 MH, Mountain Dew started off as a whiskey mix. So you're not far off there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:49 PM (Vh4i6)

255 But wild, scary dumbassery has a strangle hold on the country.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:50 PM (jucos)

256 Exactly who approached David Letterman in his bedroom with a ruler? Posted by: Kristophr at July 31, 2014 11:47 PM (0zVEV) Hector's goat.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 31, 2014 06:51 PM (nZv2L)

257 I was very relieved when the Tigers got Price. As a Brewers fan I was afraid the Cards would get him." -Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 11:45 PM (+XMAD) Been nice if they would've picked up some relief pitching. Our starting is decent. Need some sluggers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:51 PM (HVff2)

258 OT -- Big day in MLB Baseball. Players flying around like crazy. Many big-name Major Leaguers, as well. As a baseball fan, it was pretty cool watching the day unfold.
The Jays didn't make any trades but I heard the announcer say a new name tonight after he hit his second home run of the game. I could have sworn the announcer said "Nolan Ryan" and I said, "Isn't he dead or something like that, dude? And he was, like, a pitcher, right?" then saw the guy's name is Reimold!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 06:52 PM (rUiVQ)

259 "Regarding New Orleans, the local government's plan for handling a Cat 5 hurricane was for everyone to get in their car and drive away." Evacuation was not just the municipal plan. There had been extensive regular meetings going back decades between municipal, parish, and state government from Louisiana, along with the various federal agencies and authorities. Everyone was supposed to be on the same page with the idea that when the National Hurricane Center blew the whistle, it was everybody out of the pool, or everybody out of what was shortly going to BE a pool. New Orleans was never considered to be defensible against a direct hurricane hit at even Cat 1, and was not considered safe or survivable even at Cat 1. Total evacuation was the agreed solution. So then when the model runs firmed up and agreed on a landfall plot for Katrina, aimed at the city, Max Mayfield at the NHC picked up the phone and called Mayor Nagin and Governor Landrieu, and said, "What we dreaded is here, we all agreed that you would get 48 hours advance warning, this is that warning, get everybody out, pronto." And despite the longstanding, regularly reiterated interagency understanding, and the detailed plans to evacuate, the two of those worthies completely dropped the ball. There was no official evacuation effort. Just individual-initiative panicked GTFO. Then, of course, the media excoriated George W. Bush for his "slow response" in getting aid to people in a wrecked city who weren't even supposed to be in the damn city. (Note that Bush made all this infinitely worse with tin-eared comments and poorly thought out photo ops. Heckuva job, Bushie!)

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2014 06:52 PM (noWW6)

260 The Brewers got Gerardo Parra.  I didn't think they needed another outfielder, but I guess they don't have confidence in Khris Davis.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:52 PM (z3Qlv)

261 Donna: yep. IMHO Carson quit pretty much because he couldn't stand the idea of NBC having any kind of upper hand with him in renewal negotiations, given his advancing age. I've also read, he was kind of the Josef Stalin of late night TV. No matter how loyal they were to him, Carson hired and fired people left and right, often for no discernible reason that others could figure out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 06:52 PM (Vh4i6)

262 TR - Not to worry. I understand that mercury only damages the genes passed to your children.

Posted by: Red Adair at July 31, 2014 06:53 PM (1Mxs7)

263 273 MH, Mountain Dew started off as a whiskey mix. So you're not far off there. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 11:49 PM (Vh4i6) In my younger crazier days. 151 rum & Mt. Dew. Short to the point sober, sauced quickly, very quickly

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:54 PM (HVff2)

264 Having a tough time blasting off that Red Adair sock

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 06:54 PM (1Mxs7)

265 I was in Katrina and saw the incredible mismanagement by local and State officials followed by corrupt and soon to be imprisoned Parish Presidents blaming it all on Bush. I saw the mile long line of Federal vehicles that were not allowed into the city because a democratic Governor didn't want Bush to "look good". Over on PJMedia there is a comment I'll post here because it is all true: meso "The Katrina link is risible. It has a Democrat operative blaming Bush for a messed up disaster response, and then magnanimously granting that Bush cared later. The facts of Katrina are different. I have been involved in disaster relief and prevention for a long time, and was involved in the Katrina operation. Bush's administration sent an effective rescue force rather than FEMA, which has never had an immediate response mission. A Navy and Marine amphibious warfare group was on the scene immediately after the event, and rescued thousands with its helicopters, provided on-board medical care, and supplies and fresh water. The Army and National Guard units reached the area as soon as was practical given the destruction of the road network. *That* was the effective federal response, and it is ignored by the whiners who blame FEMA and Bush for problems that were caused by the feckless administrations of New Orleans and Louisiana. FEMA is not a first response agency. It's primary function is to help localities to do their own preparation for disasters, through training and certification programs. New Orleans had a FEMA approved hurricane disaster plan (hastily yanked down from their website after the event, but not before I read it). New Orleans ignored the plan. The Bush administration warned Senator Landrieu, then the New Orleans governor, to evacuate, but she and Mayor Nagin waited a crucial day before then starting an ineffectual evacuation. They were so poor at it that a fleet of school buses sat idle and wasn't used. New Orleans police generators were located below the flood level, so failed, taking down their communications system. The corrupt mayor and his police higher-ups fled to the Hyatt Regency, which was actually ready for the event even though it had just been struck by a tornado as the storm came in. The city was completely unprepared. There is also a myth that the flooding was the fault of the Corps of Engineers (and thus blamed on Bush because they worked for him). This ignores the fact that the levee and canal system was built to withstand a category 3 hurricane, but Katrina (a category one storm when it hit New Orleans, but category 5 the day before) had a category 5 storm surge, and it was that storm surge which raced into Lake Pontchartrain and then came into the canals and flooded the city."

Posted by: Daybrother at July 31, 2014 06:54 PM (/ABUp)

266 I was glad the Nationals were able to pick up Julio Escondiarillo. Good ball player.... should be a good role player

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at July 31, 2014 06:55 PM (jucos)

267 257 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:42 PM (T1005)

Other than not living in Florida, why can't I involve Rubio? To the garbage can it went.
Easier to ask for forgiveness...............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:45 PM (HVff2)



'Cause our Head Ewok might be getting friendly and cuddly with Rubio's outdoor garbage can, and we wouldn't want him to get hurt.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:55 PM (T1005)

268 I'll be making loads of popcorn, should they match up in the playoffs! Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 11:47 PM (z3Qlv) Oh, yeah -Tigers vs. A's will be a great one. What did Beane do to get all that talent, since the A's don't have the deep pockets of the Yankees or Dodgers? Trade the A's entire farm system, every prospect they have, plus several of Beane's less loved family members and his dog?

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 06:55 PM (+XMAD)

269 New Orleans, is technically below sea level.

And has been for many years.

It's worse now since the Corps of Fuckups began trying to rein in one of the longest largest rivers in the world. Thus making the all the problems worse.

Granted the Corps of Fuckups was ordered to do so by the dinks in DC but that's no excuse for their fuckupery.

They should have told those engineering illiterate lawyers; NO.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 06:56 PM (Avd1N)

270 TR - Did you read the 'Context' link associated with the 'legal smackdown' link. Turns the assholes who engaged in the litigation, are part of the Moral Monday BS.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 06:56 PM (1Mxs7)

271 279 The Brewers got Gerardo Parra. I didn't think they needed another outfielder, but I guess they don't have confidence in Khris Davis. Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 11:52 PM (z3Qlv) Or the other one I can't think of right now. Dam age & memory. Pretty decent outfield right now. Didn't have to give up good prospects

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:56 PM (HVff2)

272 TR - Not to worry. I understand that mercury only damages the genes passed to your children. Posted by: Red Adair ------------------------------ That's not good. They were born after I left that business. Ugh. One's somewhat a loon, but he was born with the chord around his neck, and unconscious. Damn fine musician and tattoo artist, although that's not what I sent him to private school to become.

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:56 PM (4Mv1T)

273 Posted by: andycanuck at July 31, 2014 11:52 PM (rUiVQ)

*HAH!*  Nolan Ryan, Nolan Reimold ...same difference!  ...and NO, Nolan Ryan is very much alive and is an adviser to the Houston Astros.

(They need it.)

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 06:56 PM (z3Qlv)

274 267 Hi from genghis at the ER

Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 11:48 PM (khxzD)



Whatcha doin' at the ER, Genghis?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 06:57 PM (T1005)

275 267 Hi from genghis at the ER
Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 11:48 PM (khxzD)


?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 31, 2014 06:57 PM (pAlYe)

276 It was also the quickest FEMA response time in history and the previous record had also been set by FEMA under the Bush 43 administration.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 06:57 PM (rUiVQ)

277 TR - Did you read the 'Context' link associated with the 'legal smackdown' link. Turns the assholes who engaged in the litigation, are part of the Moral Monday BS. Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc ---------------------------- I missed that altogether. Maybe you can send a link at CSC?

Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 06:58 PM (4Mv1T)

278 Thursday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494890994525958146 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494891160221925376 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494891445380067329 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494891697902350336

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 06:59 PM (aTXUx)

279 'Cause our Head Ewok might be getting friendly and cuddly with Rubio's outdoor garbage can, and we wouldn't want him to get hurt. Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:55 PM Thanks for the explanation, I don't think I could live with myself if i caused an injury or worse to the head ewok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 06:59 PM (HVff2)

280 Just joking about the dead part, Slappy, although I didn't know he was working for the Astros.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 06:59 PM (rUiVQ)

281 Genghis - created ONT in 1/09

Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 06:59 PM (khxzD)

282 That's not good. They were born after I left that business. Ugh. ------------------------------- It's also not true..., I was pulling your leg. I'm not sure saying that in the ONT was very wise...

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 07:00 PM (1Mxs7)

283 "What did Beane do to get all that talent, since the A's don't have the deep pockets of the Yankees or Dodgers?"
-Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 11:55 PM (+XMAD)

He was willing to do what other teams weren't ---Trade a Blue-Chip prospect.  Addison Russel, (SS) went to the Cubs for two excellent starters.  I didn't understand why the Cubs "needed" another Middle Infielder, but it seems thy are grooming Arismendy Alcantera, (2B) to play Centerfield.


Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:00 PM (z3Qlv)

284 Given that I live in California... I admit: everytime I hear about Rubio, I think of fish tacos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 07:00 PM (Vh4i6)

285 I missed that altogether. Maybe you can send a link at CSC? Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 11:58 PM (4Mv1T) I believe it came from Powerline. I read the whole shittere earlier this week

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:01 PM (HVff2)

286 Ginger Warning ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494993079162531840 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494993626712133632 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494993977771175937 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/494994228548620288

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:01 PM (aTXUx)

287 TR - Both links are above: "Best Legal Smackdown Letter Ever" "Context here."

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 07:01 PM (1Mxs7)

288 TR - It is in the 'context link' that the hook to NC voter ID is mentioned.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 07:02 PM (1Mxs7)

289 "It's worse now since the Corps of Fuckups began trying to rein in one of the longest largest rivers in the world." http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1987/02/23/atchafalaya John McPhee at his best.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2014 07:03 PM (noWW6)

290 Seriously, that 'Context here' link shows what we are up against. Hundreds of lawyers doing Pro Bono Lefty lawfare.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 07:04 PM (1Mxs7)

291 I didn't think they needed another outfielder, but I guess they don't have confidence in Khris Davis. Posted by: Slapweasel at July 31, 2014 11:52 PM (z3Qlv) I was hoping they'd pick up a relief pitcher, since our BP has been unreliable lately, after a great start, but I'm not unhappy about getting Parra. Davis doesn't have a good arm and we could use another left-handed bat. Since Braun off the juice appears to be made of glass and Gomez with his crazy ass swing is always hurting his back, Parra is insurance in the outfield. I'm not going to miss seeing Logan Schaeffer or Elian Herrera out there, that's for damn sure.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 07:04 PM (+XMAD)

292 kbdabear: ever heard Craig Ferguson's Ginger Song?? (sung in a pirate's voice) "He's got a blonde mustache, black mane of hair, and a thick brown burly beard, but... He's ginger down below, boys, ginger down below."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 07:04 PM (Vh4i6)

293 "Or the other one I can't think of right now. Dam age & memory. Pretty decent outfield right now. Didn't have to give up good prospect."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:56 PM (HVff2)

I think it was a move to shore up the outfield defense.  The only other OF I can think of is Elian Herrera, and he's just getting his feet wet.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:05 PM (z3Qlv)

294 Ebola is infective through blood, serum and other bodily fluids.  Such fluids may become aeresolized if a patient begins to bleed in the upper respiratory tract or in the lungs and begins to cough or sneeze.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2014 07:05 PM (t//F+)

295 I didn't understand why the Cubs "needed" another Middle Infielder, but it seems thy are grooming Arismendy Alcantera, (2B) to play Centerfield. Because This Year is The year. Yeah. That's it.

Posted by: Daybrother at July 31, 2014 07:05 PM (7qikZ)

296 Logan Schaeffer That's who I couldn't remember Donna.,thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:06 PM (HVff2)

297 Also, ebola has gone airborne at least once before. It can, it has - it is inevitable that it will again.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at July 31, 2014 07:07 PM (h5u5B)

298 Posted by: Kristophr at July 31, 2014 11:58 PM (0zVEV)

It's worse than that. If the Atchafalaya River ever floods enough to overcome the control system, the Mighty Mississippi will become like the dribble from an old man's penis. Thin and slow.

Louisiana will go into melt down because the River will dry up and it could happen very quickly. Plus an added bonus the increased flow in the Atchafalaya will drown many backwoods bayous and wild life habitats.

The Corps of Fuckups has but one mission and that's to dam, dam and dam some more. (and puke a levee or two now and then)

They're using 18th century thinking whilst 200 years of use and abuse have gone by.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 07:08 PM (Avd1N)

299 The Red Sox did the smart thing in selling high on Lackey, Lester, and Miller along with dumping Drew to whomever would take him Ruben Amaro AKA "Ruin Tomorrow" of the Phillies could have had a nice haul of prospects by teams in the arms race, but instead of trading he sat still. The Cubbies are gathering a load of blue chip position players and in a few years or less they'll be a powerhouse in the NL Central I thought the Rays would get more for Price than they did, maybe they could have but the Dodgers didn't want to let go of Joc Pederson Pretty interesting deadline day for a change

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:08 PM (aTXUx)

300 Re Katrina: Where is everybody getting this idea that Mary Landrieu was governor during Katrina? It was Kathleen Blanco.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at July 31, 2014 07:09 PM (cbmm3)

301 I admit: everytime I hear about Rubio, I think of fish tacos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 01, 2014 12:00 AM (Vh4i6)


Interesting.   Every time I think about Hillary, I think of  fish tacos.

Posted by: Marco at July 31, 2014 07:09 PM (GgPam)

302 299
'Cause our Head Ewok might be getting friendly and cuddly with Rubio's outdoor garbage can, and we wouldn't want him to get hurt.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 11:55 PM

Thanks for the explanation, I don't think I could live with myself if i caused an injury or worse to the head ewok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 11:59 PM (HVff2)



Speaking of which, and because it is a night for toasts.....here's to the Head Ewok!!!! Long may he continue to....er....do whatever the fuck he does!!!!



Honestly, this place is amazing -- and it didn't get that way by accident. It got that way because Ace has been whompin' on it, getting barfed on by hamsters, putting up with trolls just long enough for them to show their true colors, dealing with an unruly lot of ungracious commenters, and hiding out from psychos....while rousing himself at the crack o' noon and presenting himself to others as the billionaire Bruce Wayne. Raise a glass!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 07:09 PM (T1005)

303 "Parra is insurance in the outfield. I'm not going to miss seeing Logan Schaeffer or Elian Herrera out there, that's for damn sure."
-Posted by: Donna and V. at August 01, 2014 12:04 AM (+XMAD)

Ahhhh!  Logan Schaeffer was the other one.  That's good context, as well.  That was more than I knew about the situation, Donna!  *cheers!*

Relief Pitchers seem to be coming at a premium as well, but you will see guys like Steve Cishek, (RP), MIA get traded after clearing Waivers before the real deadline.

The problem becomes IF they clear Waivers.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:09 PM (z3Qlv)

304 Watching the Ray Rice scandal on ESPN, I can't help but think that if he wasn't in jail, Goodell would have let Aaron Hernandez keep playing

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:10 PM (aTXUx)

305 I wonder how the Cards - Sox trades will go for both teams. I associate Alan Craig so strongly with the Cards I was startled by the trade, although he's had a terrible year. Apparently, both he and Kelly were really shocked to be traded. However, Joe Kelly gave up 12 runs to the Padres the other night - that's the sort of thing that gets you traded.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 07:11 PM (+XMAD)

306 Ace rocks! So do his cobs, even the squishy one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:11 PM (HVff2)

307 Marco: hmm. Hillary reminds me of dead fish. Dead, really really smelly, fish.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 07:11 PM (Vh4i6)

308 "Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions"

That was heart breaking.  I wish they could all come to the USA and get X Boxes and toys...OK, the feeling passed. We're all full here.  Screw em.  Let Zuckerburg and Glenn Beck send them power generators, Big Screen TVs, and X Boxes.

Posted by: Jrg at July 31, 2014 07:12 PM (7M30H)

309 Dead, really really smelly, fish. Posted by: qdpsteve ------------------- That's just shark remnants from last night...., I think.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc. etc. at July 31, 2014 07:12 PM (1Mxs7)

310 "Where is everybody getting this idea that Mary Landrieu was governor during Katrina? It was Kathleen Blanco." Good grief, you're right, I knew that, and my fingers simply outran my brain. This year I've been typing the name of one female Louisiana pol more than any other, and Landrieu is the one.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2014 07:13 PM (noWW6)

311 Mike Hammer: "This was not a boating accident!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 07:13 PM (Vh4i6)

312 Leave Dondi alone!!

He MEANS WELL.

Just because he's an opportunistic naif who got suckered in by the biggest lying demon in the Senate doesn't mean he's useless or anything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 31, 2014 07:13 PM (Avd1N)

313 The problem in Philly with "Ruin Tomorrow" --LMFAO! -- is that the contracts are all a load of overpaid horseshit.  They would have to pick up BIG chunks of those and since they would be paying, they would drive the talks.

Philly had to ask for Blue-Chippers in return and there would be none of that.  They backed themselves into this corner three years ago and it is crashing all around them.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:13 PM (z3Qlv)

314 The problem becomes IF they clear Waivers. Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:09 AM (z3Qlv) Yep. That'll be interesting too.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 07:15 PM (+XMAD)

315 Holy hell Hey genghis!! Hope you're not too broken and the ER doesn't give you "the finger"

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 31, 2014 07:15 PM (1s6CT)

316 One thing that's an advantage of being in the NFL; just yack about "redemption" and even the women reporters will say that all is forgiven. However, say something less than exaltation about teh gheys and the league and sports media will treat them worse than pedophile serial killers

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:15 PM (aTXUx)

317 325 Watching the Ray Rice scandal on ESPN, I can't help but think that if he wasn't in jail, Goodell would have let Aaron Hernandez keep playing Posted by: kbdabear at August 01, 2014 12:10 AM (aTXUx) Nah, rice just abused a passed out woman. Hernandez emptied a gun into a guy. Big diff.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:16 PM (HVff2)

318 Posted by: Donna and V. at August 01, 2014 12:11 AM (+XMAD)

Similar to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox are willing to take on "project" Starters because they have been successful in breaking them down and turning them around.

Perhaps that's why Boston was willing to take the very talented Kelly and the Rays were willing to take on the very talented Drew Smily.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:17 PM (z3Qlv)

319 Don't worry Mary Landrieu is a sorry excuse for a human being also.  Just before Katrina made landfall she got up on her hind legs and bleated that the federal government never gave Louisiana enough money from the oil-gas revenues to really build the flood control system and protect New Orleans.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 07:17 PM (V852H)

320 337 Holy hell Hey genghis!! Hope you're not too broken and the ER doesn't give you "the finger" Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 01, 2014 12:15 AM (1s6CT) You shoot him Joe? Mistake for a vicious K9 ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:18 PM (HVff2)

321 "Yep. That'll be interesting too. "
-Posted by: Donna and V. at August 01, 2014 12:15 AM (+XMAD)

That ONE extra Wildcard spot, one-game play-in has thrown a wrench into the evaluation of Draft Picks and Prospects.  It'll probably play Hell with the Waivers, I'd imagine, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:19 PM (z3Qlv)

322 "Hola, amigoz en loz tuboz!" Cayete, pendenjo. Posted by: Ricardo Kill FFS, where is the "push 1 for Englaish here?"

Posted by: Farmer at July 31, 2014 07:19 PM (o/90i)

323 342. Nah Genghis shoots back

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 31, 2014 07:19 PM (1s6CT)

324 332: Actually, I noticed it more in the quoted comment at 284:

"The Bush administration warned Senator Landrieu, then the New Orleans governor, to evacuate, but she and Mayor Nagin waited a crucial day before then starting an ineffectual evacuation."

There's no such thing as a New Orleans governor.

And yes, Anna at 341, you're absolutely right.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at July 31, 2014 07:19 PM (cbmm3)

325 Re Katrina: Where is everybody getting this idea that Mary Landrieu was governor during Katrina? It was Kathleen Blanco. Posted by: RovingCopyEditor I don't know why but I left the mistake in my quoted post because I couldn't figure out the correct style to fix it since I didn't want to edit the lifted comment. Blanco was worthless and disappeared from the political scene completely after the Storm so I think when people recall the time they remember Landrieu's friends getting the contracts for new roofs across the State and other good old boy deals while Blanco remained a cipher trying to avoid explaining why she refused to give the Feds permission to act immediately after the storm and other blunders. Landrieu actually had a higher profile especially because her brother immediately began to run for Nagan's office while there was water in the streets.

Posted by: Daybrother at July 31, 2014 07:20 PM (8PcKB)

326 Need personal injury lawyer

Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 07:20 PM (khxzD)

327 Btw, it's almost time for Jay Cutler's MVP year to start

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 31, 2014 07:21 PM (1s6CT)

328 Genghis - created ONT in 1/09
Posted by: Genghis at July 31, 2014 11:59 PM
----------------------
Well, fuckin' A!

Yes you did. You did, indeed. And it was all downhill from there.

I was mostly drunk way back then so I Binged some past blasts and what comes up on the first page? Proof that the ONT was a cesspool of ne're-do-wells and miscreants from the start.

LauraW scolding the Morons:

http://tinyurl.com/lgrxedf

Posted by: Old Skool Moron-Turned-Lurker at July 31, 2014 07:22 PM (H5n77)

329 347: Yes...I just didn't want to see Blanco let off the hook, IYKWIM

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at July 31, 2014 07:22 PM (cbmm3)

330 348 Need personal injury lawyer I would jam T through the USB but I don't think she'll fit Plus I would be joining you at the ER if I tried

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 31, 2014 07:23 PM (1s6CT)

331 BRB, time for the axolotl licking show...

Posted by: The Axolotl's Hat at July 31, 2014 07:23 PM (lN8KC)

332 That woman in black walking the countryside is creepy! http://preview.tinyurl.com/psf4kgu

Posted by: Baldy at July 31, 2014 07:24 PM (2bql3)

333 351 347: Yes...I just didn't want to see Blanco let off the hook, IYKWIM Posted by: RovingCopyEditor ----- And righteously so. Thank you for your service to the truth, to history and the American way. God bless the ONT and God bless Texas. Good night all.

Posted by: Daybrother at July 31, 2014 07:27 PM (ixi+F)

334 LauraW scolding the Morons: http://tinyurl.com/lgrxedf That was funny. Not much has changed. Alas the main reason we can have nothing nice .

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:28 PM (HVff2)

335 Night day brother

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:29 PM (HVff2)

336 Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:17 AM (z3Qlv) Well, what's left of the regular season will sure be interesting. It's gonna be a dogfight in the NL Central, although less of one that I thought 3 weeks ago, since the Reds are really struggling. I hope the Crew can hang to their lead, but honestly, I have my doubts. However, I had those doubts in April, May, June and July - and here they still are in first. It's been a fun season for us - still feels unreal, but it's fun.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 07:29 PM (+XMAD)

337 From just after Katrina.  From Jackson MS.  9 days my house was without power and I pulled 45 days disaster relief.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2005/09/sept-11th-and-katrina-comments.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 07:30 PM (V852H)

338 349 Btw, it's almost time for Jay Cutler's MVP year to start Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 01, 2014 12:21 AM (1s6CT) MVP?,most valuable pussy?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:31 PM (HVff2)

339 And it's time for bed. Goodnight, horde.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 31, 2014 07:31 PM (+XMAD)

340 Goodnight Donna!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 07:32 PM (Vh4i6)

341 Oprime 1 hablar directamente con un agente en espan(~)ol
Oprime 2 para informacion general de emigracion
Oprime 3 para informacion en como obtener un numero de ITIN
Oprime 4 para informaciones de sus derechos a votar
Y, Si eres un chingada gringo jodate racista vamos a destruir a usted y su familia y su cultura.
Gracias para llamar a la oficina de Derechos Humanos por el Procurador de los estados unidos. Si esperas en la linea un agente te puede ayudar.

Posted by: Saul Alinisquia at July 31, 2014 07:32 PM (t//F+)

342 "It's been a fun season for us - still feels unreal, but it's fun."
-Posted by: Donna and V. at August 01, 2014 12:29 AM (+XMAD)

We had that last year in Cleveland.  Surprising run with pitchers emerging earlier than thought.

The Reds have given up, I'm afraid.  They look nothing like last year's bunch.  The sketchy offense and shady middle-relief will sink them.

It is going to be a scramble in that Central, though!  Good Luck, Donna and the Brewers!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:33 PM (z3Qlv)

343 Goodnight, Donna!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:33 PM (z3Qlv)

344 Penant races are fun. But football is here. Woot woot!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:34 PM (HVff2)

345 Stompy Boots Ginger https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/495064760405491712 Global Cooling Ginger https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/495064934980788224

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:36 PM (aTXUx)

346 Hey, I buried my fourth friend in less than 10 months this week. I'm getting pretty jaded these days. Drinks on the HOUSE! Posted by: TR at July 31, 2014 10:34 PM My sympathies TR. God be w/ you and your friends. Since the start of the year I've lost my last grt. aunt, at 100, then my Mom in Mar. and an old friend just younger than me in a terrible car accident a few weeks ago. Hope the rest of the year is better in that regard for all of us. Be well and treasure the memories. Dad is here tonight on some travels. Great to see him and he seems to be doing OK. He just told me tonight we were the ones that originally turned them on to Fox News as an alternative to the mainstream media. I'd forgotten that.

Posted by: Farmer at July 31, 2014 07:36 PM (o/90i)

347 #350 And here's the ONT that led to the LauraW scolding:
http://minx.cc:1080/?post=287683

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 07:37 PM (rUiVQ)

348 Ginger ready for nite nite https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/495065096377626625 Ginger The Barbarian https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/495065224563945472

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:37 PM (aTXUx)

349 MVP?,most valuableless pussy?

FIFY

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2014 07:37 PM (0AKks)

350 "Penant races are fun. But football is here. Woot woot!"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 12:34 AM (HVff2)

I need to adopt a team, since I've Sworn-Off the Browns.  Last year, I picked Houston.  I guess I was longing for home.

I need an underdog.  No San-Fran, Seattle, New England, Denver bandwagons.

...and no Chicago.  I like the Cubs, but screw the Bears.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:38 PM (z3Qlv)

351 Slappy which team do you root for the most?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:38 PM (HVff2)

352 kbdabear has an interesting hobby n'est ce pas?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 07:39 PM (V852H)

353 #371 Addendum: although all of the formatting has been stripped from it even non-forbidden items like [ b ] etc.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 07:39 PM (rUiVQ)

354 Thanks Blanco

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:40 PM (HVff2)

355 How about the Toronto Argonauts, Slappy?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 07:41 PM (rUiVQ)

356 321 Re Katrina: Where is everybody getting this idea that Mary Landrieu was governor during Katrina? It was Kathleen Blanco.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at August 01, 2014 12:09 AM (cbmm3)

 

Corrupt incompetent liberal women all look and sound a like.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 07:41 PM (zt+N6)

357 "Slappy which team do you root for the most?"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 12:38 AM (HVff2)

Cleveland Indians.  Hands-Down.  I was a rabid Browns fan since the 70's, but I quit last year.  My favorite memories were always the A.M. radio with baseball as I fell asleep, dreaming of taking the mound someday... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:41 PM (z3Qlv)

358 Or the upcoming Toronto Bills instead???

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 07:41 PM (rUiVQ)

359 "How about the Toronto Argonauts, Slappy? "
-Posted by: andycanuck at August 01, 2014 12:41 AM (rUiVQ)

I'll take it under advisement!  LOL ... LOVE the lobbying!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:42 PM (z3Qlv)

360 Oh yes kbdabear, fast forward to about 0:35.  Teaser trailer for Monty Python Live (mostly)

http://youtu.be/yBcYuwlWFRM

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 07:43 PM (V852H)

361 Thanks Blanco

We all gotta help where we can.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 31, 2014 07:43 PM (0AKks)

362 I need to adopt a team, since I've Sworn-Off the Browns. Last year, I picked Houston. I guess I was longing for home. I need an underdog. No San-Fran, Seattle, New England, Denver bandwagons. ...and no Chicago. I like the Cubs, but screw the Bears. Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:38 AM (z3Qlv) Packer bandwagon has many pros. I as a ticket holder & stock holder would welcome you with open arms. Now who is your favorite baseball team? Reds?,Indians?,pirates?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:43 PM (HVff2)

363 374 "Penant races are fun. But football is here. Woot woot!"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 12:34 AM (HVff2)

I need to adopt a team, since I've Sworn-Off the Browns. Last year, I picked Houston. I guess I was longing for home.

I need an underdog. No San-Fran, Seattle, New England, Denver bandwagons.

...and no Chicago. I like the Cubs, but screw the Bears.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:38 AM (z3Qlv)

 

The Bills.  The Raiders.  Jaguars.  The (butt)Rams.  The Lions.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 07:43 PM (zt+N6)

364 Oh.... BTW:  Be careful when the guy with the actual nic "Slappy" is around.  I don't want to get him confused and he was here first.

-"Slap" will do just fine.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:44 PM (z3Qlv)

365 Spread the truth: http://tinyurl.com/nj3w2ah

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at July 31, 2014 07:45 PM (BZAd3)

366 >>>Btw, it's almost time for Jay Cutler's MVP year to start<<<



Many Vexing Picks?

Posted by: any defense playing Duhhh Bears at July 31, 2014 07:45 PM (y8Oh1)

367
I like the international drivers license.

When I was late teens I got a security agent job at what's now the Pocono 500. I was supposed to chase away anybody who didn't have an ID tag.

Early race morning I noticed some swarthy looking guy riding a banana bike real slow in circles and figure eights in front of a team's pits. I asked him for his ID tag and he handed me an international drivers license.

I'm in my late teens and thinking WTF? This place is a ghost town and this guy looks like he owns it. I figured it wasn't worth the hassle and let him go. He left a little while later, before my asshole boss would have seen him and raised hell.

I didn't recognize the name but remembered it. He was Danny Ongais, the "Flyin'-Hawaiian".

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

I saw some other neat stuff working behind the scenes but that experience was really memorable.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 31, 2014 07:45 PM (RcpcZ)

368 ...and no Chicago. I like the Cubs, but screw the Bears. Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:38 AM (z3Qlv) ncj is at this moment calling fellow law enforcement friends in your town to do a pre-dawn SWAT raid on your house for that remark You know, just cops doing an underappreciated job

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:47 PM (aTXUx)

369 Mr. Slap,nice ring

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 31, 2014 07:47 PM (HVff2)

370 Ooohh... I like the Packers.  They're not an underdog, but I like them.  I like the Bills, as well.  The Lions are good.  Love their offense, but Suh is a dick.  The Jaguars are *meh*.  I'd need to warm back up to the raiders, seeing as Al Davis was a shit-stirrer and they have always been dicks.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:48 PM (z3Qlv)

371 Sorry.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 31, 2014 07:49 PM (rUiVQ)

372 ..."You know, just cops doing an underappreciated job "
-Posted by: kbdabear at August 01, 2014 12:47 AM (aTXUx)

*heh* 

*brings dog inside*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:49 PM (z3Qlv)

373 Sorry.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 01, 2014 12:49 AM (rUiVQ)

No apologies necessary.  I'm just looking out for that dude, seeing as he's been here for years.

*fist-bump*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:50 PM (z3Qlv)

374 394 Ooohh... I like the Packers. They're not an underdog, but I like them. I like the Bills, as well. The Lions are good. Love their offense, but Suh is a dick. The Jaguars are *meh*. I'd need to warm back up to the raiders, seeing as Al Davis was a shit-stirrer and they have always been dicks.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:48 AM (z3Qlv)

 

Well you are a former Browns fan so I wanted to be sure to select the teams that you would have the most familiar emotional response with:  Soul crushing disappointment.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 07:50 PM (zt+N6)

375 344 "Hola, amigoz en loz tuboz!"
Cayete, pendenjo.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

FFS, where is the "push 1 for Englaish here?"

Posted by: Farmer at August 01, 2014 12:19 AM (o/90i)



Actually, both the salutation and the response are Spanglish. Neither would pass muster too far south of the border. They reasonably qualify as American slang.



My salutation is based on "friendz in the intertubez" nerd-speak, back-combined with a standard Spanish salutation. The phrase "amigoz en loz" fails in Spanish because the z's have been cut in to replace s's. Similarly, Ricardo's semi-phonetic rendition of "cállate pendejo" is a riff off of "shut-up, fool!" that has been systematically looted and beaten-over-the-head by lack of formal education and English influences (such as the lack of a "y" sound for "ll" in English).



I'm sure that both of us know better, but that we can josh each other by riffing off linguistic mangling is part of the fun.



By the way -- to prepare this response, I hied over to Google translate to run a few things.....and I cannot get it to say "Callate pendejo!" even though I know this comes up frequently IRL. Set it up English to Spanish and start typing in "Shut up, asshole" in the English box, and you'll get "Cállate, imbécil"....try "Shut up, dumbass", and you'll get "Cállate, idiota". I've tried a variety of things I know to be congruent with the general concept of "pendejo", but I haven't gotten it to cough that up in translation. Kudoz to whoever makes it happen (catamite and eunuch don't work).




Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 07:52 PM (T1005)

376 384 Oh yes kbdabear, fast forward to about 0:35. Teaser trailer for Monty Python Live (mostly) Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 01, 2014 12:43 AM (V852H) Thanks, and that part reminded me a little of Benny Hill's "Hills Angels"

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:52 PM (aTXUx)

377 I like the Falcons and the Rams.  No beef there.  Kansas City has always been cool.

-Tough Decision!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:53 PM (z3Qlv)

378 I am absolutely irate that Obama is suspending visas for Israelis... as TheGatewayPundit put it: "No Jews Allowed".

Obama was obviously pissed that he had to lift the flight ban to Ben Gurion (thanks to Ted Cruz's efforts, imo) so he's decided to do this instead. I'm hoping Cruz raises Holy Hell about this.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at July 31, 2014 07:53 PM (KL49F)

379 348 Need personal injury lawyer

Posted by: Genghis at August 01, 2014 12:20 AM (khxzD)




First things first -- are you physically OK?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 07:53 PM (T1005)

380 "Well you are a former Browns fan so I wanted to be sure to select the teams that you would have the most familiar emotional response with: Soul crushing disappointment."
-Posted by: buzzion at August 01, 2014 12:50 AM (zt+N6)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:55 PM (z3Qlv)

381 Someone was a Browns fan and is deserting the team? alexthechick may have some rather nasty things to say to you about that

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:57 PM (aTXUx)

382 Oyasumi minna.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2014 07:57 PM (V852H)

383 "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis." I hereby offer my services to an Israeli lady looking to move to the USA. Agree to marry me and you'll be fast-tracked for a green card.

Posted by: The HOA at July 31, 2014 07:58 PM (eWHFj)

384 ..."alexthechick may have some rather nasty things to say to you about that ."
-Posted by: kbdabear at August 01, 2014 12:57 AM (aTXUx)

She can lecture me all she likes.  Not.  Going.  To.  Matter.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 07:59 PM (z3Qlv)

385 Best of "Hill's Angels" from the Benny Hill Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxEau3xvbUk

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2014 07:59 PM (aTXUx)

386 Correction of #407: What a moment to suffer from sockpuppetism, when I'm trying to entice a nice Jewish girl to marry me for a green card.

Posted by: Prtothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2014 08:00 PM (eWHFj)

387 Ghey Cutlet? MVP? Navycopjoe. Always with the funny. Go Pack!

Posted by: Fat Freddy's Cat at July 31, 2014 08:00 PM (LvxcV)

388 374 "Penant races are fun. But football is here. Woot woot!"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 12:34 AM (HVff2)

I need to adopt a team, since I've Sworn-Off the Browns. Last year, I picked Houston. I guess I was longing for home.

I need an underdog. No San-Fran, Seattle, New England, Denver bandwagons.

...and no Chicago. I like the Cubs, but screw the Bears.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 12:38 AM (z3Qlv)



You don't really come out here for the huntin', do ya?

Posted by: The Bear at July 31, 2014 08:01 PM (T1005)

389 After careful consideration, I'm going with Green Bay in the NFC and Kansas City in the AFC.  Should they meet in the Super Bowl?

*flips actual coin*

...Green Bay.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:02 PM (z3Qlv)

390

daybrother, great comment (the one with the borrowed comment)

 

It's about the same rant I used to go on with misinformed people (i.e., 90%) about Katrina.  The federal response was excellent (and I'm not even talking about the heroic rescue work done by helicopters in MS).  The budget, responsibility, and legal authority for most response is state and local, and they fucked up to the level of criminal malfeasance.  The press outdid itself in distortion and ignorance.  The Dems actually plumbed a new low (not easy for them, not since the 80s) - the race-baiting was absurd and revolting and degrading to the country.

 

That's why I say that Katrina was a microcosm of most of what's wrong with America.  All the worst elements were on display.

 

torque, don't think Dubya's error was photo ops or comments (doubt he did anything wrong, the press distortion was complete and non-stop) - it was in not coming down like a hammer on that distortion.  He should have - himself - come out and nuked, at length, the distortion of the press, the repulsive and indefensible racist slander of the Dems, AND the criminal malfeasance of Nagin and Blanco.  Lecture the press on federal vs. state responsibilities, authorities, and budgets.  Detail the failure of locals in LA to implement the plans, and the heroic efforts of the feds in LA and MS.  Relevant cabinet-level officers should have done the same.

 

D-Lamp wants to undermine/defund the media.  Correct objective, but no way it's gonna happen.  But responsible office holders CAN change things by simply no longer going along with the stupid freak show any longer.  Challenge and dismantle every flawed premise, call out every bit of distortion and hackery against non-fascist politicos, demean and insult the press to their face on live air with a list of specific grievances.  They have to run it - it's all they'll have. 

 

 

 

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at July 31, 2014 08:03 PM (afQnV)

391 Continued from #410... Oh, and now I can't even spell my own handle. I'll just plead nervous anticipation, there.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2014 08:03 PM (eWHFj)

392 "You don't really come out here for the huntin', do ya?"
-Posted by: The Bear at August 01, 2014 01:01 AM (T1005)

Get back in your hole.  Pun firmly implanted.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:03 PM (z3Qlv)

393 413 After careful consideration, I'm going with Green Bay in the NFC and Kansas City in the AFC. Should they meet in the Super Bowl?

*flips actual coin*

...Green Bay.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 01:02 AM (z3Qlv)

 

Time Out!

Posted by: Andy Reid at July 31, 2014 08:04 PM (zt+N6)

394 "Time Out!"
-Posted by: Andy Reid at August 01, 2014 01:04 AM (zt+N6)

^This^ and "We have nothing to fear..."  -- J. McCain -?

...will never NOT be funny!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:08 PM (z3Qlv)

395 >>>You don't really come out here for the huntin', do ya?"
-Posted by: The Bear at August 01, 2014 01:01 AM (T1005)
Get back in your hole. Pun firmly implanted.
Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 01:03 AM (z3Qlv)<<<



From what I saw, "The Bear" has real trouble finding holes... unless it's Reggie's.

Posted by: caddy for SCOAMF at July 31, 2014 08:09 PM (y8Oh1)

396 Night all. Here is "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFVRqWc2pg And here is an excellent piano cover of that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS33jC2VYNU

Posted by: The Hat Up The Irons!! at July 31, 2014 08:12 PM (lN8KC)

397 Thanks cooth, I was just joshing you. I'm just tired of the crap on the phone, like Spanish is our second language. Yeah, my wife says I have an ability to deny reailty, but I still persist. I'm guessing she's smarter than I am!

Posted by: Farmer at July 31, 2014 08:14 PM (o/90i)

398 "Continued from #410... Oh, and now I can't even spell my own handle. I'll just plead nervous anticipation, there."
-Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 01, 2014 01:03 AM (eWHFj)

LOL @ the whole thing.  I've been "Salpwaesle" before.  I've also chided abortion idiots, socked as Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:14 PM (z3Qlv)

399 G'night, Hat!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:15 PM (z3Qlv)

400

420 Night all.

Here is "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFVRqWc2pg

 

Not the live version?

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 08:15 PM (zt+N6)

401 Not the live version? Posted by: buzzion at August 01, 2014 01:15 AM (zt+N6) Which live version?

Posted by: The Hat Up The Irons!! at July 31, 2014 08:18 PM (lN8KC)

402 Based on the YouTube views I'm guessing the one I'm most familiar with is the one from Rio.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 08:23 PM (zt+N6)

403 422 "Continued from #410... Oh, and now I can't even spell my own handle. I'll just plead nervous anticipation, there."
-Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 01, 2014 01:03 AM (eWHFj)

LOL @ the whole thing. I've been "Salpwaesle" before. I've also chided abortion idiots, socked as Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 01:14 AM (z3Qlv)




Would that be a drifting tunicate speaking Welsh? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salp

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 08:23 PM (T1005)

404 Just here to vent. Thanks to Facebook, I now know, George Takei, thinks its awesome to counter protest, pro-lifers, with 'humor' and ah, some of his followers -- Totally think a baby is not alive until its born. I know this is a bits -- Nuanced, but I just can't wrap my brain around someone dismissing a fetus as a 'clump of cells' and talking of it as though its an invading virus, like Ebola, that has no right to use the very space that was created to support it in order to live... Now I shall find myself something positive to distracted myself with...

Posted by: Rodney C. Johnson at July 31, 2014 08:24 PM (n9h5d)

405 love ya babie ' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNj9aVmYR_w

Posted by: Happ'ns all the time at July 31, 2014 08:25 PM (cwaP8)

406 Based on the YouTube views I'm guessing the one I'm most familiar with is the one from Rio. Posted by: buzzion at August 01, 2014 01:23 AM (zt+N6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5EDTJmOpF8

Posted by: The Hat Up The Irons!! at July 31, 2014 08:27 PM (lN8KC)

407 Well, this is a pretty content-rich ONT. I'll throw this into the mix: http://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/ I found it at Instapundit. Many of them are young and also tattooed and pierced. It sort of gives me hope that maybe the culture is starting to turn around. In some cases you may have to click on the photo in order to be able to read the sign. The young lady with blue hair's sign is particularly good.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2014 08:28 PM (sdi6R)

408 #431: I stumbled across that a couple of days ago, and was mighty impressed with the ladies there.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2014 08:30 PM (eWHFj)

409 430 Based on the YouTube views I'm guessing the one I'm most familiar with is the one from Rio.

Posted by: buzzion at August 01, 2014 01:23 AM (zt+N6)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5EDTJmOpF8

Posted by: The Hat Up The Irons!! at August 01, 2014 01:27 AM (lN8KC)

 

Yep though there's a lower quality one with 16 million views.  One of those songs I definitely prefer the live version over the album.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 08:30 PM (zt+N6)

410 428 Just here to vent.

Thanks to Facebook, I now know, George Takei, thinks its awesome to counter protest, pro-lifers, with 'humor' and ah, some of his followers -- Totally think a baby is not alive until its born.

I know this is a bits -- Nuanced, but I just can't wrap my brain around someone dismissing a fetus as a 'clump of cells' and talking of it as though its an invading virus, like Ebola, that has no right to use the very space that was created to support it in order to live...

Now I shall find myself something positive to distracted myself with...


Posted by: Rodney C. Johnson at August 01, 2014 01:24 AM (n9h5d)



The real agenda is to ensure that every infant is raised by the State, to be indoctrinated to believe the State's mythology (especially about how benign, necessary, and wonderful the state is). In order to accomplish this, it is necessary to dissolve the bands that Nature has provided between parents and children. How better, than to stereotype them as parasites without independent existence before birth?




If parents actually bonded with their children, most of the public education system would be considered "child abuse."

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 08:37 PM (T1005)

411 Seriously, though; I'm willing to put my undateability out there for a good cause. I'd be happy to marry a Jewish or Christian woman looking to escape persecution in the Middle East or Africa or Europe, and make it easier for her to come to the US.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2014 08:37 PM (eWHFj)

412 "Would that be a drifting tunicate speaking Welsh?"

No Sir.  That would simply be errant fingers cascading from one key to the next, willy-nilly, sans proofreading.

While that gelatinous mass of efficient propulsion is interesting, it has nothing to do with my misalignment of characters, leading to the failure of my own nomenclature.

-Your efforts to save my idiocy have been noted.  --That is a lie.

*writes stuff down*

-Your efforts to save my idiocy have been noted.  For the endeavor of "Back-Having", you shall be granted pro-forma adulation in the next Thread Meet-Up.

Confuse this not with ass-kissery, my friend.  Consider it an evaluation of excellence rendered as overpayment.

I'm not sure how much longer I can keep up this line of Bullshit, but I am going to try.

You have also been deemed One Beer by the power of Greyskull and stuff.  *hic*

...that didn't last long.

*cheers!*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:43 PM (z3Qlv)

413 Prothonotary: that sounds like an awesome idea. Except... I have such bad luck with women, I'd probably get assigned all the most picky asylum-seeking women. "Gee, I think I'd rather face the firing squads than go out with you..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 08:48 PM (Vh4i6)

414 437 "Gee, I think I'd rather face the firing squads than go out with you..." Posted by: qdpsteve at August 01, 2014 01:48 AM (Vh4i6) I get that all the time.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2014 08:52 PM (sdi6R)

415 rickl: yep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2014 08:53 PM (Vh4i6)

416 "Seriously, though; I'm willing to put my undateability out there for a good cause. I'd be happy to marry a Jewish or Christian woman looking to escape persecution in the Middle East or Africa or Europe, and make it easier for her to come to the US."
-Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 01, 2014 01:37 AM (eWHFj)

*HAH!*  The Giving nature of The Horde persists!

Pro Tip:  Save twenty grand and open a tanning salon!  Okay, maybe not.  I found it is really difficult to subtract from your profits by taking women off that payment list, lest they be pretty damn special.

It is also a bad idea to get a reputation as a cad.  Those rumors will persist in any case, but I was a professional from phone to tanning bed.

Where else can you say:  "Go ahead and hop in bed #3.  I'll be over to turn you on in a minute." -?

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 08:54 PM (z3Qlv)

417 #440: Honestly, if the woman in question divorced me the instant she got her green card, I'd still be better off for it. At least then I'd have an ex-wife to complain about like normal guys my age do.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2014 09:00 PM (eWHFj)

418 kbdabear -- one thing about 7329, has seriously got one nip going.....who is she looking at on the other side that de-bumped de bump?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 09:03 PM (T1005)

419 112 Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne. I had not heard that. I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids. Enlighten me, please. Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 10:47 PM (nzhaz) Ebola isn't airborne, at least naturally. Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2014 10:49 PM (B6dG9) --- No, but it can be coughed and sneezed into the air, aerosolized.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at July 31, 2014 09:06 PM (NYEU2)

420 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k293MR--EE

Posted by: happen stance at July 31, 2014 09:06 PM (cwaP8)

421 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hezj2afvMNg

Posted by: climb'n a cloud at July 31, 2014 09:09 PM (cwaP8)

422 392. ncj is at this moment calling fellow law enforcement friends in your town to do a pre-dawn SWAT raid on your house for that remark

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 31, 2014 09:12 PM (1s6CT)

423 No, but it can be coughed and sneezed into the air, aerosolized. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 01, 2014 02:06 AM (NYEU2) Scenario: The mis-administration quietly flies hundreds of 'refugees' from Ebola-Land and settles them among the invading hordes from the south. Many are infected with the virus, and it spreads like wildfire. Tens of thousands die.

Posted by: model_1066 at July 31, 2014 09:14 PM (WBDpw)

424 443 112 Someone there mentioned that one strain of Ebola is airborne. I had not heard that. I thought it took direct contact with bodily fluids. Enlighten me, please.
Posted by: creeper at July 31, 2014 10:47 PM (nzhaz)

Ebola isn't airborne, at least naturally.
Posted by: Thrawn at July 31, 2014 10:49 PM (B6dG9)
---
No, but it can be coughed and sneezed into the air, aerosolized.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at August 01, 2014 02:06 AM (NYEU2)




Not to put to fine a point on it......but if you're in a transatlantic plane, and you see someone in discomfort a few rows ahead of you, who probably has a fever with beads of sweat forming on their brow....and they head toward the lavatories to cope with their diarrhea and bloody vomit.....if you can smell anything or touch anything where their sweat landed, you have been exposed to ebola.



And if you're two hours from the nearest airport, you'll have plenty of time to repeat the exposure before you land -- and they'll probably take you out the front entrance as usual, instead of the nearest, so you'll get another chance there.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 09:22 PM (T1005)

425 "In late 2012, Canadian scientists discovered that the deadliest form of the virus could be transmitted by air between species.[144] They managed to prove that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them, leading to fears that airborne transmission could be contributing to the wider spread of the disease in parts of Africa. Evidence was also found that pigs might be one of the reservoir hosts for the virus; the fruit bat has long been considered as the reservoir" REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola#Recent_research

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at July 31, 2014 09:31 PM (h5u5B)

426 We're shittin' oil, amigos!

Tanker of Texas Oil Heading to South Korea in First Sale Since 1970s Embargo
July 30, 2014

"A tanker of oil from Texas set sail for South Korea late Wednesday night, the first unrestricted sale of unrefined American oil since the 1970s.

How that $40 million shipment avoided the nearly four-decade ban on exporting U.S. crude is a tale involving two determined energy companies, loophole-seeking lawyers, and an unprecedented boom in American drilling that could create a glut of ultralight oil."

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 09:35 PM (QKbPo)

427 The fiancee and I had a similar situation -- we were diving off of Maui in, IIRC, 1997, near Thanksgiving, and she took a DCS hit. She got medivac'd to the chamber at Kuakini Medical Center, Oahu, and I had to roll everything up and follow (the flight reservation system crashed, and the wonderful people at the airline gave me the last seat on the plane based on my predicament).



When I got to the hyperbaric chamber, I found out that it was mainly used for two things -- SCUBA diving problems and treatment of flesh-eating bacteria. So for all the days of treatment we spent there, I was constantly thinking, "buckets o' bleach, buckets o' bleach!"



And, BTW, the same equipment guys ran both batches, so I got to hear a lot of necrotizing fasciitis anecdotes....and, let me tell you now, the anecdotes are not reassuring and calming.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 09:36 PM (T1005)

428 Those stories aren't good ones, Warbler.  I'm SO glad I never got Married.  I am also glad that I wore rubbers "religiously".

There is no "normal".  There is only average, mathematically speaking.

Consider yourselves "Nice Guys" and work in that direction.

-FUCK the "finishing last" part. 

Experiment with being "bold" every now and again when the situation seems really, really good.  Use your classiness to say something like, "I really like you.  Can I invite you to dinner sometime?" --with an out-of-the-way gesture.  Don't put them on the spot in front of others.

-Here's the hard part:  NEVER APOLOGIZE!  ACCEPT THE ANSWER!

"Yes, ma'am.  Get back to your friends."  Is simultaneously "cool" and accepting.

*win*  ...she might tell her friend(s).

"Bounce-back" is the coolest thing ever.  Taking things in stride doesn't mean that your face won't blush.  Human is human.  Get on that damned horse again.

You were a class-act going in and you'll be a class-act going out.  Tomorrow may not bring another opportunity immediately, but there are many, many tomorrows.

I say this as an unmarried Forty-Three year-old bachelor.  I got laid one month ago and I'll be embarrassed to see her the next time because I was drunk and funny with no further intentions.

She will probably want more, but I'm not ready to give her more.  I was horny.

If her daughter is there, I will be a simple douche.  Does that sound like "The Life"? 

Be careful what you wish for.

"Stories" are over-rated.  "Stories" = reality + wisdom + happenstance.

...let's not make more "bad stories".





Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 09:37 PM (z3Qlv)

429 slow night here tonight, or did the Sharknado get everyone?

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 31, 2014 09:46 PM (q+fqH)

430 Advice may be taken at your own good discretion.  Anyone named "Slapweasel" may be taken with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 10:01 PM (z3Qlv)

431 *Tunes in to Red Eye*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 10:02 PM (z3Qlv)

432 In a little over a week, we'll be heading off to visit the 'rents in Oregon. I'm not going to bore you with too much, but I'll toss in a plug.



We went to Silver Falls State Park the last time we were up there, and did excerpts of the Trail of Ten Falls, hitting five (IIRC).



It is impossible to overstate how awesome the landscape is there. The Cascade volcanoes belched out crap, then rock, then crap, then rock for millenia, and when they rested the rains came and made deep canyons through the crap and awesome falls off the rock. There are an impressive number of big-ass waterfalls that you can walk around behind -- and it's all overlaid by lush, verdant vegetation. It looks like National Geographic pix -- and we all know that they typically publish very few per country.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 10:03 PM (T1005)

433 Anyone named "Slapweasel" may be taken with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Slapweasel


One must measure the grain of salt through microscopic filter.

Posted by: Weft Chan Lu[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 10:05 PM (QKbPo)

434 I can't understand libertarians rooting for Hamas. But I do have to note something of a contradiction that libertarians (and I count myself among them) make. We libertarians all know ("believe" is insufficient) that private arms are THE final veto, and the surest way to maintain one's freedom. We also know that people are individuals who may or may not be governed by a state, but by no means necessarily belong to a single country or nation. So, it drives me a little nuts when I hear libertarians say, categorically, that "It's their country. We shouldn't interfere." I get why one might (sometimes quite rightly) that we shouldn't interfere on the grounds that we know what the ceiling of benefits is, but don't know the possible costs. But there's a sort of categorical "they" that I don't get. If we managed to get disarmed, and Progressives started to do what they are champing at the bit to do, would we appreciate it if "we" were all lumped in together, as though we wanted to be terrorized by leftist imbeciles? I don't think so. I don't think "they" would do us justice. And so I don't think it's likely to do others justice, either.

Posted by: Amos at July 31, 2014 10:18 PM (9gcGV)

435 J.J. Surbeck  @jjs110

@StandWithUs Confirmed. Two Red Alerts already. Ceasefire will have lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes. Hamas is world champion of truce breakers.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2014 10:18 PM (QKbPo)

436 dang. lots of comments to read ... or not ...

Posted by: Adriane the Literacy Critic ... at July 31, 2014 10:19 PM (TTOGv)

437 Be well all. Dad is sleeping, as are the cat, dog and wife. Maybe I should take a hint. zzzzzzzz

Posted by: Farmer at July 31, 2014 10:19 PM (o/90i)

438 458 I can't understand libertarians rooting for Hamas. But I do have to note something of a contradiction that libertarians (and I count myself among them) make. We libertarians all know ("believe" is insufficient) that private arms are THE final veto, and the surest way to maintain one's freedom.

We also know that people are individuals who may or may not be governed by a state, but by no means necessarily belong to a single country or nation.

So, it drives me a little nuts when I hear libertarians say, categorically, that "It's their country. We shouldn't interfere."

I get why one might (sometimes quite rightly) that we shouldn't interfere on the grounds that we know what the ceiling of benefits is, but don't know the possible costs. But there's a sort of categorical "they" that I don't get.

If we managed to get disarmed, and Progressives started to do what they are champing at the bit to do, would we appreciate it if "we" were all lumped in together, as though we wanted to be terrorized by leftist imbeciles?

I don't think so. I don't think "they" would do us justice. And so I don't think it's likely to do others justice, either.

Posted by: Amos at August 01, 2014 03:18 AM (9gcGV)



The essential problem with this whole pile of crap is that the Gazans are trying to have this both ways -- that Hamas is the lawfully elected representative government of the Gaza strip -- and that the Hamas missile-launchers, truce-breakers, kidnappers, tunnelers, and occupants of schools, mosques, and hospitals.....are different people. It's an incredibly stupid fiction, but they keep pushing it and pushing it -- including all the reports of "innocent civilian" casualties. If a bunch of nuns and orphans elect a psychopath to rampage amongst a populace, they are just as guilty as the psychopath for his damage, despite being nuns and orphans. EITHER HAMAS HAS NO ELECTORAL MANDATE OR THERE ARE NO "CIVILIANS" IN GAZA. Pick one, motherfuckers.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2014 10:30 PM (T1005)

439 Posted by: Amos at August 01, 2014 03:18 AM (9gcGV)

I think some "luaP noR" Libertarians have taken the retribution that Mossad has taken as "overly vindictive".

They fall-in with "Progressives" in that sense.  They don't believe in "An Eye-For-An-Eye".  Mossad was an "up-close-and-personal" force that looked you in the eye before they took retribution.

...and they always got their man.

These "old school" Libertarians are wrong.  Most of us are against totalitarianism in every sense.  Defending one's borders are Constitutionally protected and those who choose that course after being violently violated should be in the right.

Defending one's borders includes winning a war.  Winning a war includes precluding the opposition's appetite for battle.

Precluding the opposition's appetite for battle includes beating the opposing voting populace into submission.

"Old School" Libertarians don't believe in such doctrine.  They believe that Defense is the best defense.  At All Times.

The disconnect from the World, at large; is the same approach attempted by the idiot currently in office.

Ignorance is bliss.


Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 10:53 PM (z3Qlv)

440 Don't forget the "nuns and orphans" also letting them use their facilities as bases and munitions stores.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2014 10:57 PM (zt+N6)

441 about thouse 4 seconds life is full of cheap momenets you are all on notice! and unionized from now on.

Posted by: friendly rider at July 31, 2014 10:58 PM (cwaP8)

442 about "thouse" 4 seconds
life is full of cheap "momenets"
you are all on notice!

and unionized from now on.
-Posted by: friendly rider at August 01, 2014 03:58 AM (cwaP

-Go.

-To.

-Bed.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 11:01 PM (z3Qlv)

443 462-- That's a very good way of stating the situation. Thanks for cutting away all the bullshite.

Posted by: elaine at July 31, 2014 11:01 PM (Y0Piu)

444 ..."EITHER HAMAS HAS NO ELECTORAL MANDATE OR THERE ARE NO "CIVILIANS" IN GAZA. Pick one, motherfuckers."
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 01, 2014 03:30 AM (T1005)

They throw rocks.  Israel has money.

Posted by: Fuckstick McStupid[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 11:06 PM (z3Qlv)

445 My falling out with Libertarians is the basic assumption that all actors will behave in a self-interested and rational manner. Not all people do that -- not on an individual level and certainly not on the level of a State power. There are individuals who will literally sabotage their own attempts, leaving them unsuccessful. Clearly, they're incapable or unwilling to work toward their own success. What do you do with a world leader who chooses his dreams of destruction and world conquest over the lives of his own people? Do you -- either on the individual level or on the State level -- sit back and do nothing to stop him? To me, a Hitler needs to be stopped. Period. Putin needs to be stopped before he rampages through the old Soviet bloc, sucking up nations to add to Russia's glory. So I'm not a Libertarian anymore. I guess I'm more of a conservatarian, if that's a thing yet.

Posted by: elaine at July 31, 2014 11:09 PM (Y0Piu)

446

Man, you need to watch Ted Cruz tearing it up recently:  http://tinyurl.com/mvy6qpr

Protein Wisdom is on fire lately

Posted by: MAx at July 31, 2014 11:17 PM (b7yum)

447 Not to sure about the link to the "Goodbye America" photos.  There is a clear racist subtext going on through much of that blog post.

Not racial, racist.  I'm not generally sensitive to such things, but it was REALLY hard to ignore.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 31, 2014 11:25 PM (WtVhX)

448 Here's the oddest thing, (according to Slapweasel), I feel more Libertarian when I'm around Conservatives -- Not Here, often...

I feel more Conservative when I'm around Libertarians In Real Life.

When they shit on a "Higher Power", I balk.  They have their own "Higher Power", but they don't admit it.

I'm merely speaking of my friends.  I cannot speak for "all" Libertarians, of course.  I cannot speak for Conservatives, either.

We share mathematics and lawfulness.  We love The Federalist Papers.

We understand that Federal Control defeats a Republic.

We despise Federal rules, regulations, taxes, fees and fines.  We despise State rules, regulations, taxes, fees, fines ...but we understand the States' Rights.  We should always be able to vote with our feet.

*fizzle*

Whut?

I may or may not have smoked a cigarette since I started this diatribe.  It was mostly tobacco, but some guy must be playing a trick on me!

Thanks for the "cigarette", Sometimes Friend.  It was unexpected. 

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 11:34 PM (z3Qlv)

449 I think I meant what I wrote, so I'll endorse it.  I had to re-read it, so as to make-sure that I said what I thought I meant.

Should your understanding differ, I am incapable of supplying a cogent adversarial argument at this hour.

-Might you find yourself and your familiar well tonight, tomorrow and for the forseeable future.

-Thank God for what you have in balance of love and humanity.

-Earn both.

Be Well, Horde.

-G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 31, 2014 11:47 PM (z3Qlv)

450 471 Not to sure about the link to the "Goodbye America" photos. There is a clear racist subtext going on through much of that blog post. Not racial, racist. I'm not generally sensitive to such things, but it was REALLY hard to ignore. Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 01, 2014 04:25 AM (WtVhX) --- You saw it, too. Yeah... This is one of the things that bugs me about the current state of "race" discussions--there's no clear way to distinguish between hardcore supremacy/anti-miscengenation stuff, and just normal generalizations that still respect individual variations and don't presume that any one member of a group will exhibit the observed behavior, i.e., lack of prejudice. I mean, I have certainly noticed general themes in hispanic families and asian families I knew growing up. I don't make assumptions about it, but cultural commonalities writ large are worth thinking about and considering, even if they are ultimately discarded. But this kind of thinking, in my book, is world's apart from any sort of Archie Bunker "good ol' days" bitterness....and yet, it often goes by the label "racism" and gets lumped together with shit. Any wonder this country can't talk about race?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at July 31, 2014 11:58 PM (Y5I9o)

451 Any wonder this country can't talk about race? Ironman or 1000 meter?

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at August 01, 2014 12:07 AM (TTOGv)

452 Any wonder this country can't talk about race? Ironman or 1000 meter?

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at August 01, 2014 12:07 AM (TTOGv)

453 472 Here's the oddest thing, (according to Slapweasel), I feel more Libertarian when I'm around Conservatives -- Not Here, often... I feel more Conservative when I'm around Libertarians In Real Life. Posted by: Slapweasel at August 01, 2014 04:34 AM (z3Qlv) Hear, Hear!

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at August 01, 2014 12:09 AM (Y5I9o)

454 Anybody remember when they called Sagan a whore?

If we had only known...

Posted by: Xavier at August 01, 2014 12:21 AM (fkSqT)

455 @18- MH would walk out of my place after two steps in. Drum set usually takes up 1/4 of my dining room... which doesn't get used as a dining room. **wonders how he would feel about the guitars and amp**

Posted by: teej at August 01, 2014 12:49 AM (PBVvc)

456 Is elaine possibly looking for 'constitutionalist' as her descriptor. And, as usual, cthulhu and slap get +1's.

Posted by: teej at August 01, 2014 12:58 AM (PBVvc)

457 Friendsh, you have nothing to fear from our new ISIS overlords...

Posted by: Baghdad Bob at August 01, 2014 01:23 AM (eAJwE)

458 480 -- Constitutionalist is a better term than conservatarian... I heard the latter a few days ago.

Posted by: elaine at August 01, 2014 01:28 AM (Y0Piu)

459 Cantor leaving http://bit.ly/1puQVLX

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 01, 2014 01:29 AM (RIM7U)

460 lulz! cease fire over

Posted by: soothern man at August 01, 2014 01:31 AM (/GL5b)

461 hi - still overnight, huh. I woke up thinking about family problems and world problems. Neither conducive to getting a few more winks.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 01:34 AM (FpGEW)

462 I just showed up cause I'm bored and my sleep schedule is effed, but apparently no one's up at 6 am. Weirdos.

Posted by: Revvy at August 01, 2014 01:36 AM (+YNiH)

463 Revvy: "apparently no one's up at 6 am. Weirdos." No one's up at 6 am except us weirdos. Corrected for accuracy.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 01:40 AM (FpGEW)

464 Pffft - who -doesn't stay up until 6 am watching Netflix?Well, those of us that are 'funemployed' that is.

Posted by: Revvy at August 01, 2014 01:43 AM (+YNiH)

465 I am not a "wierdo" Neither am I "funemployed"  Most people would describe me as "strange"

Have a good morning


Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 01:46 AM (nkPV9)

466 Somewhere, a hard-working cob is busy, composting a morning post for everyone to ignore. I hope.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 01:47 AM (FpGEW)

467 composting is a good word for what Rev Gabe Phelps does here

Posted by: soothern man at August 01, 2014 01:50 AM (/GL5b)

468 Not until this one reaches at least 550 comments.  My bookie told me so.

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 01:51 AM (nkPV9)

469 Awop

Posted by: otho at August 01, 2014 01:53 AM (tBSrv)

470 Via insty

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stop-a-rocket

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 01:53 AM (nkPV9)

471 bop

Posted by: otho at August 01, 2014 01:54 AM (tBSrv)

472 For those bored waiting - about a week old but ICYMI - a short vid webwork Bill vs. Barry Two Slimeball Presidents Compared, Points for Style All morality aside... http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/bill-vs-barry

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 01:54 AM (FpGEW)

473

aloobop

Posted by: otho at August 01, 2014 01:55 AM (tBSrv)

474 aloop

Posted by: otho at August 01, 2014 01:57 AM (tBSrv)

475 bamboom!

Posted by: otho at August 01, 2014 01:58 AM (tBSrv)

476 otho, I think GMB was kidding about 550 comments, relax. Or, maybe GMB's right. Carry on.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 01:59 AM (FpGEW)

477 Wow what happened to the DOW?  I thought yesterdays nothing but roses B$ economic report would have made it gain 300 points not fall by over 300.  Did the Fed say something about reigning in QE Infinity that I missed? 

Posted by: Registered Voter at August 01, 2014 02:00 AM (nHQlN)

478 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KABOOM_%28breakfast_cereal%29

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 02:00 AM (nkPV9)

479 "Did the Fed say something about reigning in QE Infinity that I missed?"

Can not remember where I read it but QE has almost reached the limit of what ever the fed thinks it can accomplish. Look at gas prices in your area. Here it has dropped almost 45 cents a gallon in the last 10 days.

IIRC the fed has been printing almost 30 billion in new cash every month up until July. In July only 13 billion and I think less than 10 billion is planned this month.

For those that do have any money, if the current trend continues, gas prices should see a major drop.

If nobody has any disposable cash, major deflation.

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 02:07 AM (nkPV9)

480 Bed time night walkers

Posted by: Supprssed Flasher at August 01, 2014 02:08 AM (X+nFp)

481

Wow what happened to the DOW?

 

Some air escaped.

Posted by: Case at August 01, 2014 02:08 AM (wf3Kt)

482 According to Jerusalem Online, hamasholes have already broken the cease fire. 

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 02:10 AM (nkPV9)

483 I wish I had a damn clue what the DOW meant. All I know is that up is good and down is bad. I should probably look this sort of thing up now that I'm a big girl.

Posted by: Revvy at August 01, 2014 02:11 AM (+YNiH)

484 Wu-Tang nic. Thunderous Observer. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at August 01, 2014 02:11 AM (YTKyk)

485 GMB - But it's still Israel's fault, remember. The amount to which even non-Israeli Jews are being targeting for this is scary. My dad was telling me the other day that he was glad I moved down South where I'm more of an oddity than a target. He's a little worried about my mom and sister in the NE.

Posted by: Revvy at August 01, 2014 02:13 AM (+YNiH)

486 Revvy at August 01, 2014 07:11 AM (+YNiH) The economy is roaring back. UE is down. Yellen may raise interest rates. The beginning of the end of fiat $$$$. Everybody BAIL!

Posted by: Thunderous Observer at August 01, 2014 02:14 AM (YTKyk)

487 @507.  I guess the experts would say-profit takers.

Posted by: Case at August 01, 2014 02:15 AM (wf3Kt)

488 GMB, I have Red Alert app that others talked about here installed now & I knew Hamas would break truce w/in half hour. I do not know when it was supposed to start but they've bombed Israel quite a few times since I put iPad away last night! It's in charter to kill all Jewish & it pisses me off that so many here are ignorant & blame Israel!

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:15 AM (sj3Ax)

489 Americans are so broke... http://bit.ly/1nYNPS7

Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 02:18 AM (YTKyk)

490 The only thing that would piss the haters off more is if the Israelis could come up with some way to redirect those rockets back to the point of firing.

I would laugh.

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 02:18 AM (nkPV9)

491 Nice belated ONT from me Maet.... Well wife and I have made it to our 20th anniversary in about 4 hours.... Where does the time go?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 01, 2014 02:23 AM (/4AZU)

492 Carol, hamasturds have just a bit of a problem. They claim to have control of all of gazastan but there are several smaller splinter groups of jihadis that just will not do as they are told.

They are the deathiest of the death cultists.

I hope Bibi and Co give them their wish.

Posted by: GMB (Evil) Steadfast SoCon at August 01, 2014 02:23 AM (nkPV9)

493 508 Golfman in NC, Heh I'm afraid to run through it... Didn't some Wu-Tang fella give a bandsaw a lap dance?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 01, 2014 02:25 AM (/4AZU)

494 ((waves good morning to carol over the growing crowd))

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:26 AM (FpGEW)

495 GMB, Return to sender, unopened, would be brilliant!

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:27 AM (sj3Ax)

496 Where is morning thread? It's 7:32 EDT

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:28 AM (sj3Ax)

497 sven found a woman who could stand him for 20 years. Anything is possible! Congrats. Many blessed years more be yours.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:29 AM (FpGEW)

498

Morning, all.

 

Here's a little essay from American Digest: a sweet rumination on an August day in 1910:

 

http://goo.gl/Pns3Do

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 01, 2014 02:30 AM (zF6Iw)

499 517 Sven. Wouldn't surprise me. They have had some history. Congrats on the 20th. If you are like me, it sure has taken some work and patience.

Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 02:30 AM (YTKyk)

500 520 Carol, Sometimes I'm thankful when the Morning thread runs late... Here's hoping the Dow starts its correction....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 01, 2014 02:31 AM (/4AZU)

501 Everybody stand over on the left side of the blog and see if we can get it to tump over. That'll get the cobs' attention.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:31 AM (FpGEW)

502 Good Morning, Mindfulwebeorker, Golfman, GMB, Sven & any I may have missed. It's been nice here all week & I've been keeping away from Ace's Blog, if I start I can't leave.

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:32 AM (sj3Ax)

503 Sven. We need a Moron Horde name generator. willow would be "Thread Ender", though I have felt like that from time to time.

Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 02:34 AM (YTKyk)

504 MPPPP, How are you?

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:34 AM (sj3Ax)

505 yeah, but when you stay away, you are missed, Carol.

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:35 AM (FpGEW)

506 We Love Carol!

Posted by: The Horde[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 01, 2014 02:36 AM (z3Qlv)

507 526 Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 07:32 AM (sj3Ax)

Don't stay gone too long or some of us turn into garden gnomes...

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:36 AM (/4AZU)

508 Looks like one of those mornings where I have to post the morning links on the ONT.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at August 01, 2014 02:37 AM (T2V/1)

509 Bill O'Shamrock is a stupid fucker and Ogabe is a huckster

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:37 AM (/4AZU)

510 Morning all Well I think Hamas just signed it's own death warrant now. The Anger coming our of Israel is palpable. We'll know if we hear Israel is calling up more Reserves or moving Units South

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 01, 2014 02:37 AM (nzKvP)

511 There's Vic. Didn't know if he was rained in or not.

Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 02:38 AM (YTKyk)

512 X-cessive Menace now my Wu-Tang journey can begin

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:38 AM (/4AZU)

513

MPPPP,
How are you?

 

Just lousy, Carol.  Most of it is because I'm angry / frustrated with my writer's block, but I've been knocking back the brown liquid a little too much, and that's playing hell with my anti-depressants.  Some personal problems, too, but I don't want to burden the Horde with them.  Let's say writer's block and leave it at that.

How are you?  Are you feeling OK physically?  It's a beautiful  morning; I hope you can get out and enjoy it.

 

And congratulations, sven.  Many more happy years be yours.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 01, 2014 02:38 AM (zF6Iw)

514 GMB, Do you listen to Levin? I love him. He had son of Hamas founder on earlier this week. I posted link here Tuesday from Right Scoop. He's anti Hamas now & yesterday I Tweeted interview from CNN with him, I found video on Israeli video emails I signed up for.

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:39 AM (sj3Ax)

515 BTW Sven. I ran it for you. Sarkastik Beggar...

Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 02:39 AM (YTKyk)

516 Rained in?   Well it did rain here yesterday but wasn't any big deal.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at August 01, 2014 02:39 AM (T2V/1)

517 "Looks like one of those mornings where I have to post the morning links on the ONT."
-Posted by: Vic at August 01, 2014 07:37 AM (T2V/1)

I've only seen this on two occasions, recently.  I hope it is not a trend.

Posted by: The Horde[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 01, 2014 02:41 AM (z3Qlv)

518 539 Posted by: Golfman at August 01, 2014 07:39 AM (YTKyk)

I like yours better it reminds me of the family's nick for Raccoons... "brown beggars"

X-cessive Menace sounds like a pron remake of Star Wars ep. 1

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:41 AM (/4AZU)

519 540 Posted by: Vic at August 01, 2014 07:39 AM (T2V/1)

Here in Columbia they acted like it was ice...

but the drivers in this town are pound for pound the dumbest I have ever seen.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:42 AM (/4AZU)

520 Wait a minute Vic! Let's try this first... Everybody! Start writing long comments. That'll trigger the morning thread!

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:42 AM (FpGEW)

521 "Rained in? Well it did rain here yesterday but wasn't any big deal."
-Posted by: Vic at August 01, 2014 07:39 AM (T2V/1)

ISWYDT

Posted by: The Horde[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 01, 2014 02:43 AM (z3Qlv)

522 Who had 90 minutes in the pool of how long it would take Hamas to break the cease-fire?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 01, 2014 02:43 AM (I/vNo)

523 MPPPP, I've been able to enjoy weather. I'm sorry you have writers block. Stop trying for a few days. My neck is always going to hurt, but pills help that. Shoulder was burning & injection fixed that & I stopped doing what made it come back. I'm feeling much better, thank you! I wish you were.

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:43 AM (sj3Ax)

524 Good Morning 'rons. Quick question while we're all waiting for the morning thread. Anyone here live next to a storm water pond, we are looking at a lot and it would be next to a big storm water pond. I kind of like the idea of having it there because of birds, ducks etc... But hubby doesn't like the idea. There will be no fence around it so it looks more natural.

Posted by: spypeach at August 01, 2014 02:45 AM (UPAeU)

525 543  but the drivers in this town are pound for pound the dumbest I have ever seen.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at August 01, 2014 07:42 AM (/4AZU)



The dumbest drivers I have ever seen were in Alameda, CA.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at August 01, 2014 02:45 AM (T2V/1)

526 Morning morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 02:46 AM (HVff2)

527 I wish the AoS bigshots would stop going to Fire Island for the Thursday night specials.

Posted by: Case at August 01, 2014 02:46 AM (wf3Kt)

528 548 Posted by: spypeach at August 01, 2014 07:45 AM (UPAeU)

Make certain you have a good sump pump system and hire someone to look at the pond's impact on erosion....

but yeah I like the water...

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:46 AM (/4AZU)

529 My expert predication is that this day we will see peace in Israel and Gaza. See how easy that is?

Posted by: freaked at August 01, 2014 02:46 AM (JdEZJ)

530 LauraW up

Posted by: Vic[/i] at August 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

531 Laura W just put up a morning thread.  See you there.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 01, 2014 02:47 AM (zF6Iw)

532 Who had 90 minutes in the pool of how long it would take Hamas to break the cease-fire? Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 01, 2014 07:43 AM (I/vNo) It is a record

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 01, 2014 02:47 AM (nzKvP)

533 Quick question while we're all waiting for the morning thread. Anyone here live next to a storm water pond, we are looking at a lot and it would be next to a big storm water pond. I kind of like the idea of having it there because of birds, ducks etc... But hubby doesn't like the idea. There will be no fence around it so it looks more natural. Posted by: spypeach at August 01, 2014 07:45 AM (UPAeU) Mosquitos, odors?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 01, 2014 02:47 AM (HVff2)

534 morning thread unraveling

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 01, 2014 02:48 AM (FpGEW)

535 Congratulations, Sven. My mother was a wise woman. I remember being a kid & wishing I was old enough to do whatever & she told me I was wishing my life away & I would be older & wonder where all that time went. She was right. I do like it much better here when there aren't hundreds of posts to read. I have been skipping ONT for that reason.

Posted by: Carol at August 01, 2014 02:48 AM (sj3Ax)

536 549 Posted by: Vic at August 01, 2014 07:45 AM (T2V/1)

I'd put Atlanta up there...but Columbia has a high density of stupid per 1,000 drivers....

Anyway I'll keep my eyes on Cali when I drive out there later this month...

planning on doing the Cannonball Run from Columbia to San Diego via  I-20/10.......

yee haw

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at August 01, 2014 02:48 AM (/4AZU)

537 Goodbye America

My photo contribution would be the a picture thirty-something childless couples in I always see  walking their dogs in the park by my house.  The parks are usually empty, except for some illegal aliens and their kids.   I see this daily.


Or maybe a picture of one couple that managed to actually have one kid riding their bikes in the park.  Two fat parents, one fat kid, all with their bike helmets.  Single file of course and using proper hand signals. No danger allowed here!

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Posted by: jsr at August 01, 2014 02:53 AM (1BQGO)

538 "Good Morning 'rons.

Quick question while we're all waiting for the morning thread. Anyone here live next to a storm water pond, we are looking at a lot and it would be next to a big storm water pond. I kind of like the idea of having it there because of birds, ducks etc... But hubby doesn't like the idea. There will be no fence around it so it looks more natural.
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-Posted by: spypeach at August 01, 2014 07:45 AM (UPAeU)

It depends on the water table for me.  One "Storm Water" pond begs for floods in the general area, but knowing what the neighbors think about the "Worst of Times" should give you "Hail-or-Bail" information.

Know This:
Water.
Table.

People actually hear the words, "Flood Plain" and ignore them.  Imagine that.

Posted by: Asleep Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 01, 2014 03:02 AM (z3Qlv)

539 Dang. Just got here. Those little kids with their most prized possessions sure put things in perspective, huh?

Posted by: Erowmero at August 01, 2014 04:03 AM (go5uR)

540 Tyson and Nye are scientists in much the same way that Rachael Ray is a chef.

Posted by: Demosthenes Game at August 01, 2014 07:20 AM (vfycu)

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