September 30, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (9-30-2015)
— Maetenloch

Quote of the Day I

"There is all the difference in the world, however, between two kinds of assistance through government that seem superficially similar: first, 90 percent of us agreeing to impose taxes on ourselves in order to help the bottom 10 percent, and second, 80 percent voting to impose taxes on the top 10 percent to help the bottom 10 percent - William Graham Sumner's famous example of B and C decided what D shall do for A. The first may be wise or unwise, an effective or ineffective way to help the disadvantaged - but it is consistent with belief in both equality of opportunity and liberty. The second seeks equality of outcome and is entirely antithetical to liberty."

-- Milton Friedman

Quote of the Day II

Having a two-star admiral say "we can all get along" while standing on the stage in London with a Chinese three-star admiral who says "we can get along if you totally agree with me" is foolish and arrogant at once. It suggests an ignorance of the current security climate, as well as the assumption that our advantages are so great we can appease the enemy without fearing the consequences. These statements also reveal a growing willingness by some in the military to acquiesce to the wishes of political leaders. This is troubling when considered alongside recent news that the Pentagon Inspector General is investigating allegations by intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command that their estimates had been altered by senior civilian and military officials to better support administration policies and desired political outcomes. Let us be clear: military officers, especially flag and general officers, are not political appointees. Their oath and duty is to the Constitution and the people whose sovereignty it embodies. The rising unwillingness to provide realistic assessments and strategies to protect American national interests is truly disturbing.

-- CDR Salamander in The USN Should Never Have a Low-T Moment

Quote of the Day III

"Barack Obama's not a failure because he was a first-term senator, or even for lack of experience. He's had seven years of presidential experience and, in my mind, he's still failing. Barack Obama has failed as president because his ideas don't work. And they wouldn't have worked if he'd been in the senate for 40 years. And they wouldn't have worked if he was the CEO of a major company. And they wouldn't have worked if he was a governor. His ideas do not work. They don't work in America, they've never worked anywhere in the world. Here's what works: free enterprise, a limited government, a strong national security. That's what we need from our next president."

-- Marco Rubio

Quote of the Day IV

FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974] isn't for the benefit of the student. It's a way for the universities to avoid accountability to the people who are actually paying the bills. Note how sometimes students are treated as adults, and sometimes as children. Note, too, that the way they're treated is always the way that's most useful to the university.

-- Glenn Reynolds on why tuition-paying parents aren't allowed to know if their children are even attending a university

Quote of the Day V

The "rich" are never people like the Clintons, who acquired their wealth by the sweat of their brows, toiling in the harsh icy policy-mines of Davos. They're not the guys who make a bundle off some clever bit of tech, sell the company, then pledge to spend a fraction of their fortune on outfitting polar bears with inflatable vests to help them survive their imminent inundation in the boiling waters of the Arctic. They're not people like John Kerry, who married his way into a pile of money derived from a ubiquitous condiment; they're not people like Apple CEO Tim Cook, because c'mon, he's gay. They're not the Kennedys, because the Kennedys could strike oil on their Hyannis Port compound, pay African orphans a dollar a day to work the pumps by hand, build a pipeline that ran through a protected Monarch-butterfly preserve, and the media would still hang halos over their heads because JFK was martyred in Dallas by a free-floating toxic cloud of right-wing hatred that inhabited the brain of a well-meaning Marxist.

These are rich people, but they're good rich people, because you can imagine any one of them writing a check to Planned Parenthood with the words "keep up the excellent mammograms" in the memo line.

-- James Lileks

The Great Stagnation: The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 Than in 1973

The typical man with a full-time job-the one at the statistical middle of the middle-earned $50,383 last year, the Census Bureau reported this week.

The typical man with a full-time job in 1973 earned $53,294, measured in 2014 dollars to adjust for inflation.

You read that right: The median male worker who was employed year-round and full time earned less in 2014 than a similarly situated worker earned four decades ago. And those are the ones who had jobs.

Pope Francis: People Who Make Guns or Invest in Gun Companies Shouldn't Call Themselves Christians

"If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address.

"It makes me think of...people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" he said to applause.

He also criticized those who invest in weapons industries, saying "duplicity is the currency of today...they say one thing and do another."

Note that making a gun is neither good nor evil in itself - it's the actions of the person wielding it that determine this. It's also interesting to note that the heavily armed Swiss Guard rely on the very weapons made by these 'un-Christians' to protect the Pope's life.

Our Unprecedented Immigration Experiment

Thank you Ted Kennedy. Also let's hear no more BS about America suddenly pulling up the welcome mat to immigrants.

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Poll: 78% of Americans Want Drug Testing For Congress

Report: Computers 'Do Not Improve' Pupil Results

And heavy use actually makes things worse:

A report issued by the UK's Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has evaluated how technology in classrooms affects test results, and found that the availability of computers provides "no noticeable improvement" to students' test scores. According to the report, "Students who use computers very frequently at school get worse results." Also, "high achieving school systems such as South Korea and Shanghai in China have lower levels of computer use in school." The organization warns that classroom technology can be a distraction if implemented unwisely, and it also opens the door to easy ways of cheating.

Just as there is no royal road to learning there is no technology-based road either.

Related: Los Angeles School District Gets $4.2 Million Back From Apple After $30 Million Dollar iPad Debacle

Japan Orders Its Universities To End Programs in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law

I want to say this is wrong but then when you look at what these departments have produced over the past few decades....

Unclear on the Concept: Google Ideas Invites Online Harassers to Talk About Online Harassment

George Monbiot's Modest Obesity Solution: Punish the Thin and Fat Alike

And treat calorie-rich food as a quasi-legal controlled substance:

Eventually the change will have to happen, with similar restrictions on advertising, sponsorship, display and accessibility to those imposed on the tobacco pedlars. One day, though not before many thousands have needlessly died, it will become illegal to advertise any food or drink that merits a red traffic-light warning. They will be sold only in plain packaging, with health warnings, on high shelves.

Prager University: Why Is Modern Art So Bad?

City: Murder Victim Should Have Known the 'Risks' of Public Housing

Making Everyday Conversation a Micro Hate Crime

Scripps College, a private all-women's college in Southern California, is giving students ten pronoun options to choose from in their student portal accounts - including "hu, hum, hus, himself," "Just My Name Please," and "None"

It's not clear what the hell students who choose "None" are supposed to be called, especially since "Name Only" is another option. Are they (oops! I said "they!") asking to not be spoken to at all? Because that sounds like a microaggression.

The other eight options are "E/Ey, Em, Eir/Eirs, Eirself/Emse," "Per, Per, Per/Pers, Perself," "Zi, Hir/Hirs Hirself," "Ze, Zir, Zir/Zirs, Zirself," "They, Them, Their/Theirs, Themse" (used as a singular pronoun) and - yes - the archaic "He, Him, His, Himself" or "Her, She, Hers, Herself."

This list of pronouns, as well as a pronunciation guide for those insensitive bigots who don't already know them by heart, was provided to the College Fix.

Ah fuck it  let's just go full scandi and switch over to Danish or Swedish then.

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The Scots Have 421 Words For Snow

But also 518 words for drunkenness - yet don't seem especially extra perceptive about either. So take that strong-form Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

14 Creepy Photos With Disturbing Backstories

This man was murdered moments after this photo was taken.

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Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, Get the Necessary Rabies Shots

The Group knows your sins but doesn't care so long as they don't conflict with their sins.

Tonight's post brought to you by the Schrödinger state of motivation:

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 05:51 PM | Comments (515)
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1 Bitches!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2015 05:52 PM (Zu3d9)

2 Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Country Singer at September 30, 2015 05:53 PM (nL0sw)

3 Itches!

Posted by: freaked at September 30, 2015 05:53 PM (BO/km)

4 Thank goodness for Maet and the ONT.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at September 30, 2015 05:53 PM (Ny/l2)

5 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at September 30, 2015 05:54 PM (ham8J)

6 Howdy....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 05:54 PM (83y2N)

7 Wow, got here early.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 05:55 PM (ntObR)

8 Fuck that commie bastard who calls himself Pope.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2015 05:55 PM (ham8J)

9 Barack Obama has failed as president because his ideas don't work.






Barry hasn't failed. He's been very successful at doing what he wanted to do. Weaken and destroy the country. Militarily, financially, morally and the overall stability of the country. While having an alleged opposition party too cowed to do anything for fear of being called racists.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2015 05:55 PM (DiZBp)

10 Singin' in the Rain.....Just Singin' in the Rain.....What a Glorious Feelin' -- I'm Happy Again.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 05:57 PM (EzgxV)

11 Woot woot ONT Hiya morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 05:57 PM (ZZgPW)

12 ZUUL!

Posted by: Zuul at September 30, 2015 05:57 PM (uZNvH)

13 Fcuk you on the immigrants. Just a personal opinion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 05:57 PM (83y2N)

14 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at September 30, 2015 05:57 PM (bfpzm)

15 "There is all the difference in the world, however, between two kinds of assistance through government that seem superficially similar: first, 90 percent of us agreeing to impose taxes on ourselves in order to help the bottom 10 percent, and second, 80 percent voting to impose taxes on the top 10 percent to help the bottom 10 percent - William Graham Sumner's famous example of B and C decided what D shall do for A. -- Milton Friedman Milty, bubbeleh, 'however' is reserved for the beginning or end of a sentence, esp when your sentence is an entire paragraph unto itself. You read that right: The median male worker who was employed year-round and full time earned less in 2014 than a similarly situated worker earned four decades ago. And those are the ones who had jobs. All of this can be solved by importing more workers~! !Jebbe! Pope Francis: People Who Make Guns or Invest in Gun Companies Shouldn't Call Themselves Christians June 21, 2015 Imma have to say it: "OLD!" *wheezes*

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 05:59 PM (JmGFJ)

16 Hi all

okay I like Glenn Reynolds a lot but on this point he is wrong:

"FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974] isn't for the benefit of the student. It's a way for the universities to avoid accountability to the people who are actually paying the bills."

No actually it really is for protecting privacy rights of students and that is a good thing

College students are adults and should be treated as such, if they lie to their parents about what they are doing in college, then that is on them and the university has no obligation to correct the student's lies or get involved in one side of the dispute or the other.

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:00 PM (uZNvH)

17 Typical man '73 vs. '14? Totally believe.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:00 PM (83y2N)

18 Hu are you? Hu hu hu hu.

Posted by: Roger Daltrey at September 30, 2015 06:00 PM (W5DcG)

19 This Pope is an embarrassment.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2015 06:01 PM (NO4RH)

20 Prager University: Why Is Modern Art So Bad? I still have yet to read Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:01 PM (JmGFJ)

21 Evening everybody!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 30, 2015 06:01 PM (fC9RO)

22 Short Movie Review - Terminator: Genisys It stinks.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2015 06:01 PM (NO4RH)

23 Howdy. Speaking of public housing, watched Show Me A Hero. Thought it was really well done.

Posted by: Beth M at September 30, 2015 06:01 PM (kiy9d)

24 This "27 Ways to Be a Modern Man" makes me glad I'm not a "modern man". Note the dissonance between way #16 and way #25 http://tinyurl.com/n9949mt

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2015 06:02 PM (wZ2hu)

25 Pope must believe all nuclear physicists are roasting in hell.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at September 30, 2015 06:03 PM (Ny/l2)

26 Modern art is so bad because no one understands light, colors, angles, and, geometry. They are all anethema for the PC. Death. Done.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:03 PM (83y2N)

27 Hu's on First.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2015 06:04 PM (NO4RH)

28 I'm sure bringing in all sorts of immigrants, both legal & illegal will help raise the stagnant wages.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 06:05 PM (vL/IL)

29 Sure, I was a corrupt asshole, but I was a corrupt asshole who promoted individual initiative.

Posted by: Pope Alexander VI at September 30, 2015 06:05 PM (ham8J)

30

All art is an attempt to pass to the audience the artists perception of reality.  Modern art is so bad because we've basically embraced madness as a society.  When our perception of reality is distorted and incoherent, our art will be as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 30, 2015 06:05 PM (fC9RO)

31 100 wins. NL Central champs. Go Cardinals.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 30, 2015 06:06 PM (kqGWM)

32 Personally I have in one hand the bible and one hand a pistol.

Posted by: Daybrother at September 30, 2015 06:06 PM (D47eA)

33 the finale picture is basically my life right now

Posted by: thathalfrican at September 30, 2015 06:07 PM (R5HRU)

34 >>Fuck that commie bastard who calls himself Pope. Posted by: Cicero I am not a bastard.

Posted by: The Red Pope at September 30, 2015 06:07 PM (c7vUv)

35 Fuck Marco Rubio. Anyone who calls Obama a "failure" is being willfully ignorant. Obama is doing exactly what he wants to do, and he has been spectacularly successful in bringing America to ruin.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

36 "Modern art is so bad because we've basically embraced madness as a society. When our perception of reality is distorted and incoherent, our art will be as well." I think we have a crossroads there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:07 PM (83y2N)

37 Personally I have in one hand the bible and one hand a pistol. Posted by: Daybrother So this comment is courtesy of your dick?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:08 PM (JmGFJ)

38 So Marco, the Gang of 8 a failure?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 06:09 PM (gmP76)

39 I'm wondering what Beretta thinks about this Pope. A couple of years ago, there was a since debunked story going around the intertubes that the Vatican was the major outside shareholder of Beretta.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2015 06:10 PM (o98Jz)

40 "the finale picture is basically my life right now" We've been talking about art.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:10 PM (83y2N)

41 Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 11:07 PM (sdi6R)


I remain amazed that this has not been seen as true by everyone, then again more than half the population voted for Obama a second time at least twice!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2015 06:10 PM (ftVQq)

42 It's time for this pope to retreat to the  inner recesses of the    Vatican and spend some time in quiet prayer and fasting, listening for the still quiet voice of I AM.  Months.  Years even.  Whatever it takes.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2015 06:10 PM (JO9+V)

43 @37 a dick with thumbs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 06:11 PM (pahrJ)

44 That Sudan girl picture breaks my heart everytime

Posted by: thathalfrican at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (R5HRU)

45 So the Swiss Guard is armed only with the Bible and a prayer.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (Ny/l2)

46 Common Core Economics: All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state Apparently elementary school children are being taught that jobs are created by government programs, with no other source of job creation being even considered. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9982

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (vBeA5)

47 Ha! Suck it, Cat Lickers. You bought it, now you live with it.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (k9qR4)

48 Rickl, you may already have this on video but I thought you'd be interested. Criterion is about to distribute a newly remastered blu-ray of D.A. Pennebaker's classic 1967 Dylan documentary "Don't Look Back." It's slated to be released on November 24. https://www.criterion.com/films/28655-dont-look-back

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (ntObR)

49 Great move by Japan.


I don't think you need to outlaw the humanities in university though...simply completely defunding them and removing all tuition assistance to anyone who wants to "learn" group think should be adequate.



Let's see what the Psychology degree will cost you without government interference.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2015 06:13 PM (AC0lD)

50 I wish I hadn't looked at the pictures with disturbing backstories.

Posted by: Matt at September 30, 2015 06:14 PM (PpfqW)

51 Oh, and I just a month ago I got Criterion's newly remasterd blu-ray of "Dressed to Kill." (Yeah I know, it's Michael Caine in the drag suit.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:14 PM (ntObR)

52 His ideas do not work. If sucking Donkey cock is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 30, 2015 06:15 PM (FcR7P)

53 I wonder what the Swiss Guard think of the Pope's statement. There has to be somebody there involved in weapons repair.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 06:15 PM (S9XdH)

54 Pope Francis is the Chauncy Gardiner of Popes.

Fatuous and Bloviating.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:16 PM (1ijHg)

55 45 So the Swiss Guard is armed only with the Bible and a prayer. Posted by: Hanoverfist at September 30, 2015 11:13 PM (Ny/l2) Ohhhh, ohhhh....we're halfway there -- ohhhh, ohhhh, a Bible and a prayer....

Posted by: Swiss Bon Guard Jovi at September 30, 2015 06:16 PM (EzgxV)

56 All art is an attempt to pass to the audience the artists perception of reality. Modern art is so bad because we've basically embraced madness as a society. When our perception of reality is distorted and incoherent, our art will be as well. Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 30, 2015 11:05 PM (fC9RO) I think it's more that modern art isn't concerned with the audience at all, except possibly to despise them. It's now more important to express one's inner artistyness. Had several art classes years ago that focused exclusively on that idea.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2015 06:16 PM (o98Jz)

57 That kid tied to the floor and the woman that hadn't seen sunlight in 24 years are damn creepy. Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:17 PM (9jeGC)

58 "I remain amazed that this has not been seen as true by everyone, then again more than half the population voted for Obama a second time at least twice!" Remain calm. For the moment. Those that showed up did. They sure did. We can try, try, 2016. I'm holding the total pannic meter until then. But, when it goes, it goes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:17 PM (83y2N)

59 10 Singin' in the Rain.....Just Singin' in the Rain.....What a Glorious Feelin' -- I'm Happy Again..... Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:57 PM (EzgxV) I approve of this comment.

Posted by: Alex DeLarge at September 30, 2015 06:17 PM (sdi6R)

60
Quote of the Day III

-- Marco Rubio




A Senator who doesn't bother to do his job, who has the worst attendance record in the Senate, and who blows off defining votes like today's spending bill, should probably just STFU about the work of others.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 06:17 PM (kdS6q)

61 "That's what we need from our next president." Yeah, well we're not getting it from you, Marco, so get bent.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 30, 2015 06:17 PM (s/yC1)

62 Yeah, Pookette isn't allowed to be on a tablet or phone. She knows how to move my character in GW2 and is learning how to play Japanese rhythm games on Daddy's 3DS, but that's the extent of what we let her do.  She can write a few letters and can draw something close to a kitty face, which isn't bad for a two and a half year old.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 30, 2015 06:18 PM (AK8mB)

63

This "27 Ways to Be a Modern Man" makes me glad I'm not a "modern man". Note the dissonance between way #16 and way #25

 

The modern man is a simpering wimp and probably sucks cock by choice.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 30, 2015 06:18 PM (fC9RO)

64 In case anyone's wondering, I'm psyching myself up to hand-edit ip routing tables -- where typos frequently brick the device.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 06:18 PM (EzgxV)

65 I wish I hadn't looked at the pictures with disturbing backstories. Posted by: Matt Expect more in the future. And expect to have to explain things like those to your kids. I'm not a neo-luddite, but, damn, we are headed for an intense future packed full of all of the depravity and none of the calories.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:18 PM (JmGFJ)

66 btw,

I read the transcript of Pope Francis' address to Congress.

He claimed to be born on the same continent as us. 

Apparently he doesn't know that South America is not the same continent as North America.

"Bless his heart."


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:18 PM (1ijHg)

67 16-I went to university when grades were mailed to my parents before they were mailed to me. I did well, but there were plenty of friends who didn't, and who either came back the next semester without their cars, or stayed home to work for the money to go back. I understand caveat emptor, but it did seem like helped the buyer (mom and dad, who are paying for little Cis-john to get an education) know that they were in fact purchasing said product. Not really trying to argue with you, because what you say makes absolute sense, in a normal world. But I fear more schools joining the Scripps conga line. Although, you could argue that no self-respecting parent should send their spawn to such a place. Okay, fine, you win.

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (x303I)

68 I've read that sometime in the mid 1970s, Stanley Kubrick and Gene Kelly were actually at the same party together, somewhere in England, and that Gene actually wanted to *assault* Stanley for ruining his song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (ntObR)

69 So yeah, we voted for Boney, but we had no idea he was Obama's fluffer. Really. We solemnly promise we'll never let anything like that happen again.

Posted by: GOP House "Conservatives" at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (u5gzz)

70 48 Rickl, you may already have this on video but I thought you'd be interested. Criterion is about to distribute a newly remastered blu-ray of D.A. Pennebaker's classic 1967 Dylan documentary "Don't Look Back." It's slated to be released on November 24. https://www.criterion.com/films/28655-dont-look-back Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 11:13 PM (ntObR) Thanks. No, I don't have that. Sounds good. I also don't have a BluRay player.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (sdi6R)

71 64 In case anyone's wondering, I'm psyching myself up to hand-edit ip routing tables -- where typos frequently brick the device.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:18 PM (EzgxV)



Principal Skinner: "Make a game out of it. See how many you can do in an hour and then try to break that record!!"

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (AC0lD)

72 @60 I take it Marco is not your first choice?.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (2zd9l)

73 "Obama is a failure" is,  once again,  code words from the GOPe to ,  get this,  raise money to fight tooth decay, the heartbreak of psioriasis and get more Republicans elected for the donor class.  I'm sure that our best buddy, Haley Barbour,  will have more to say about this.  You would think that Obama's approval rating would be imploding, but you would be wrong.

Yes, Obama's ideas are BAD for America,  but hey,  they seem to be working out for Obama and the Democrats  (to a point), because,  get this,  we don't really have a viable opposition party.  The Republicans have been successful in capturing the majorities in many State assemblies, and governorships, but...then what?  They cannot manage the Federal government, when elected.

Tell me Marco,  why is Trey Gowdy not running for re-election?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 30, 2015 06:19 PM (+1T7c)

74

I recommend the AoSHQ podcast with Bobby Jindal.  Very informative 41 minutes.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 30, 2015 06:20 PM (KlVdw)

75 Quick drive-by comment:


Mrs Hades and I are in Asheville NC at present; our plans to go to Gatlinburg TN and in the morning start our trip from Cherokee NC along the Blue Ridge Parkway ran into some timing issues. So, in an effort to reduce stress and give us more time to a) sleep in and b) take our time on the Blue Ridge we are going to start here in Asheville in the morning, ending in Boone NC in plenty of time to get checked in and relax a bit before going to the chapel at six.


All that matters to me is that in the end I'll be Mr Hades to her Mrs Hades.


But now, it's been a long and somewhat damp day, so I'm turning in for the evening. Later roonz and roonettez, I'll check in from the road from time to time.

Posted by: GGE of the Traveling Horde, NC Chapter at September 30, 2015 06:20 PM (i58al)

76 "So the Swiss Guard is armed only with the Bible and a prayer." They have lances. At least the uniformed ones. Have to believe they have blacked-out ones doing the real shit 24/7.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:20 PM (83y2N)

77 rickl, it's also available on DVD. And you can nowadays get a decent blu-ray player for under $100.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:20 PM (ntObR)

78 Alright, I clicked through the links to the actual source. This is what the Pope said: "If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" he said to applause. He also criticized those who invest in weapons industries, saying "duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another." Okay, that's leftist, but it is different from saying weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christians. Also, the my rule when reading newspaper quotes still stands: Never trust ellipses.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 06:21 PM (S9XdH)

79 Also, even back in the 1980s, when I was going to school, they were puching that "computers will make our stupid^H^H^Hdents smarter" horseshit. All of us knew it was horseshit, despite being decades younger than the teachers and the administration, but push it they did. I mean, we appreciated the time to goof off pretending that we were "computering" or whatever, but that stuff wasn't doing shit for our educations. Just like calculators: you either know how to math or you don't. Learning "Calculator Skills" doens't make you math any better. The kids who can math like motherfuckers will ace your "Calculator Skills" class and your glue-sniffers will still suck at maths no matter how many do-overs you give them.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 06:21 PM (k9qR4)

80 Huma, Can Jennifer come in and turn the volume of the picture box down. Thanks -H

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:22 PM (9jeGC)

81 Also, the my rule when reading newspaper quotes still stands: Never trust ellipses. Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 11:21 PM (S9XdH) Mine is never trust newspapers.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 30, 2015 06:22 PM (s/yC1)

82 They have lances. At least the uniformed ones. Have to believe they have blacked-out ones doing the real shit 24/7. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 11:20 PM (83y2N) The lances are for show. They also have machine guns. But the actual quote from the Pope is trumped up here.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 06:22 PM (S9XdH)

83 They have lances. At least the uniformed ones. Have to believe they have blacked-out ones doing the real shit 24/7. ------------- Halberds bitchez. Halberds.

Posted by: The Swiss Guards at September 30, 2015 06:23 PM (ham8J)

84
I take it Marco is not your first choice?.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian




Depends on the question.  If it's "who gets tossed out of the lifeboat first", he's top of the list.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 06:23 PM (kdS6q)

85 Never trust ellipses. ...but why???...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:23 PM (ntObR)

86 Have a great trip GGE.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:23 PM (9jeGC)

87

It makes me think of...people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" the Pope said to applause.

-----

Onward Christian soldiers?

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 30, 2015 06:23 PM (KlVdw)

88 Gene Kelly kept himself in good shape.  He probably could assault somebody.

Where is MPPP?

I love the story about Gene Kelly doing a show in London.  HRH was invited back stage after the show.  Gene produces a bottle of very fine Scotch.  HRH remarks that He has not see that in years.  Gene replies "You just have to know people."


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:24 PM (1ijHg)

89 "The lances are for show. They also have machine guns. " You know that shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:24 PM (83y2N)

90 Japanese are tired of subsidizing low return training programs. And when they get their robots built and transfer their essence from corrupting bodies, who needs a psychologist or social scientist? Wait, not essence. That is a comfort robot. Should have been consciousness.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at September 30, 2015 06:24 PM (uPxUo)

91 The Pope is more Communist than Catholic.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 06:25 PM (MQEz6)

92 Onward Christian Soldiers is an Oliver Cromwell hymm.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:25 PM (1ijHg)

93 weft cut-loop, When I see stuff like that I feel like I need to quit my job and become a police detective. The thought that there are people out there somewhere in similar situations makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

Posted by: Matt at September 30, 2015 06:25 PM (PpfqW)

94 If I do sweet fuck all and nobody sees me do it... is it really sweet fuck all?

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 06:25 PM (EWg9n)

95 wow, Teddy K sure is importing a shit load of democrats even after that fucker is dead

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2015 06:26 PM (ueb6x)

96 The only robot most Japanese men are interested in is the sexual kind.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:26 PM (1ijHg)

97 Grampa Jimbo, And if you've seen the doc his daughter Vivian made while he was making "The Shining," Kubrick looked way out of shape in 1980 when he was making that film. Chubby, and I think he was still smoking. (Not sure if he ever quit.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:26 PM (ntObR)

98 Also, even back in the 1980s, when I was going to school, they were puching that "computers will make our stupid^H^H^Hdents smarter" horseshit. All of us knew it was horseshit, despite being decades younger than the teachers and the administration, but push it they did. I mean, we appreciated the time to goof off pretending that we were "computering" or whatever, but that stuff wasn't doing shit for our educations. The funny thing I remember about computers in the classroom was spending time being taught how to use one that was at least a decade older than the one I had at home. Then spending my time on Oregon Trail. Then going home and actually learning stuff by reading some books I had that were printed over a hundred years ago.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 06:27 PM (S9XdH)

99 The photos with creepy backstory include a crime I'd forgotten about, and never known the details of. There's lots of horror in that link, but one in particular has me shaking, and trying not to think about what I would do to the perpetrators if that victim were someone I loved. Clyde Shelton from Law Abiding Citizen would say, Shit, that's kind of cruel, man.

Posted by: JPS at September 30, 2015 06:27 PM (9ziuC)

100 They have lances. At least the uniformed ones. Posted by: Ricardo Kill Not lances. Lances are mounted weapons. YOu mean pole-arms in general, and halberds in the specific.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:27 PM (JmGFJ)

101 Cromwell Hymn?,I thought it was a Luther hymn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 06:27 PM (VROg+)

102 One of the things I read about Johnny Carson in Henry Bushkin's bio is that Carson *absolutely refused* to quit smoking until he was literally almost on his deathbed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 06:27 PM (ntObR)

103 wow, Teddy K sure is importing a shit load of democrats even after that fucker is dead
Posted by: Jake


He was a giver.  The Lion of the Senate.  A drunken Irish murderer. 

One of those.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 30, 2015 06:28 PM (+1T7c)

104 Hi Moki!  How is the little one doing?

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:28 PM (uZNvH)

105
Our Unprecedented Immigration Experiment

1970 - 4.75% of the Population





But --- how can that be? Where did people get their chickens?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 06:28 PM (kdS6q)

106 Okay, that's leftist, but it is different from saying weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christians.
Also, the my rule when reading newspaper quotes still stands: Never trust ellipses.
Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 11:21 PM (S9XdH)


Yeah the ellipses are a bit worrisome and unfortunately I haven't been able to find a complete original source.

But his statements as presented here do imply that making weapons is somehow contra Christianity and therefore there's a contradiction is doing so and calling yourself a Christian.

And frankly after all the things that we know he's said I no longer give this pope the benefit of the doubt when it comes to quotes.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 06:29 PM (pAlYe)

107 "If I do sweet fuck all and nobody sees me do it... is it really sweet fuck all?" Knowing Australian, this means otho didn't do nothing against the law. The he can be held to. Nobody saw nothing. I depend on otho to make sure there are no witnesses.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:30 PM (83y2N)

108 OK, you might like this govt interference in our lives. My small town in rural IL has a cop walking around looking into cars to see what might be stolen. He then leaves a note excoriating the car owner. WTF? OK, pixy fed that up. Google Dixon and Wilcox. F**k these motheref*ckers.

Posted by: Farmer at September 30, 2015 06:30 PM (o/90i)

109 104 She got a 95 (no curve) on her last organic chem lab!!!! She's rocking biostatistics, and has an endoscopy next week. The kidney disease apparently led to weird stomach acid levels, and she has severe scarring on her esophagus. I had no idea that could happen. But she is loving school, and not taking bullcrap classes, and tells me every grade she gets, and then shows me so I can verify. I am blessed.

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 06:31 PM (x303I)

110 In our hymnals, we can tell what was originally German.

I hate the "hippie" music.  Give me the old hymns.  If they gave me the German lyrics, I would sing them.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:31 PM (1ijHg)

111 Swiss Guard - Glock 19 SIG P220 SIG SG550 HK MP7 Modern. They don't take into account the old schools arsenal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:31 PM (9jeGC)

112 Onward Christian Soldiers! Methodist hymn picked up by the Salvation Army. Every movie with the Salvation Army band is cranking it out.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at September 30, 2015 06:32 PM (uPxUo)

113 About the pronouns.

I sincerely hope this is just for Uni press use.  Alumni guides, reporting about students, maybe a reference tool for the campus paper.

Otherwise, the expect hundreds or thousands of students to remember the identity and gender/sexual/pronoun choice identity of the hundreds or thousands of OTHER students in case they ever talk about them (xem?  shem?) in the third person or their property.

Because that's what pronouns are for.

And what if someone makes an error or simply doesn't give two sh**s about someone else's (elsen?  otherkin's?) choice?

Better build a bigger room for the micro-aggression court.

Posted by: Captain Comic at September 30, 2015 06:32 PM (oLxd+)

114 Evening, all. Hey, Maetenloch - need any links for another ONT? I happened across a funny link last night and also a weird story today in my local news.

Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 06:32 PM (7lPnF)

115 Methodist hymn?

Funny.  Cause the Knights of Columbus sing it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2015 06:33 PM (1ijHg)

116 Heh. K31s are still maintained.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:34 PM (9jeGC)

117 otho, comeback.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:34 PM (83y2N)

118 Better build a bigger room for the micro-aggression court.

Posted by: Captain Comic at September 30, 2015 11:32 PM (oLxd+)



Micro-aggression? Go macro-, or go home.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 06:34 PM (oKE6c)

119 So the "One Laptop per Child" project won't create geniuses? Only richer laptop manufacturers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 06:34 PM (W5DcG)

120 College students are adults and should be treated as such, Err, no. I had a girlfriend many years ago who was applying to college. The school wanted her parents's tax returns before she could finish her application. She (being over 18 and having a J-O-B that could pay her tuition) replied that since her parents weren't paying and had no intention of paying or whatnot that such tax returns were none of the college's business. Oh no! Federal law says otherwise: you are a child until you are 26. You have to cough up your parents's returns even if they aren't willing. Sucks to be you between the ages of 18 and 26. The upshot being: no. If the kids are paying, then they can decide. If the parents are on the hook, then fuck the kids with a splintery broom handle.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 06:34 PM (k9qR4)

121 Knowing Australian, this means otho didn't do nothing against the law. The he can be held to. Nobody saw nothing. I depend on otho to make sure there are no witnesses.

 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 11:30 PM

 

Maybe. I ain't saying nuthin. It's all speculation on your part. It is however, a question posed in Philosophy when I was at the University of Wooloomooloo.

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 06:35 PM (EWg9n)

122 Methodist hymn?

Funny. Cause the Knights of Columbus sing it.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo


Well...they're Knights.  Not the Fuller Brush man. 

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 30, 2015 06:36 PM (+1T7c)

123 remember when we had to pull out of Iraq to defeat the Talliban and al quada in A-stan? them was some good times right there

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2015 06:36 PM (ueb6x)

124 A Senator who doesn't bother to do his job, who has the worst attendance record in the Senate, and who blows off defining votes like today's spending bill, should probably just STFU about the work of others. In short, Rubio cannot even be bothered to vote 'present'.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2015 06:37 PM (aLXXe)

125 Heh. K31s are still maintained. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 11:34 PM (9jeGC) I always liked the apocryphal story of Kaiser Wilhelm II visiting Switzerland before WWI. He's reviewing Swiss troops with a Swiss general escorting him. He asks "how many troops do you have under arms?" The general replies "in 24 hours, I can have a million men under arms and ready to fight" The Kaiser, being an asshole, sneers back "and if I were to invade Switzerland with 5 million men?" *shrugs* "each of my men fires 5 shots, and goes home"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2015 06:37 PM (o98Jz)

126 "Maybe. I ain't saying nuthin. It's all speculation on your part." Ah, feck. The shipment's gone to Hell.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:38 PM (83y2N)

127 Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 11:31 PM (x303I)

You are blessed, that is awesome

I hope her endoscopy goes well!

How are you doing?

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:38 PM (uZNvH)

128 Oh no! Federal law says otherwise: you are a child until you are 26. Then you should have to be 26 to join the military.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 06:38 PM (W5DcG)

129 G'evening Horde.  

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 30, 2015 06:39 PM (1D4Ef)

130 No offense, but with this pope, I am so glad I'm not Catholic. So he's basically your run of the mill (very) rich liberal. Stuff for me, not for you. I still can't believe he didn't take the opportunity to talk about abortion when he was talking about the sanctity of life before congress. Instead he mentioned the death penalty. I was flabbergasted. I've tried to keep an open mind about him, but he's making it truly difficult.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (v1Cpk)

131 My small town in rural IL has a cop walking around looking into cars to see what might be stolen. He then leaves a note excoriating the car owner. ------------------- There was a public service TV commercial in the late 60's. "Don't help a good boy go bad." It meant, "Don't leave your keys in the car", which used to be a common thing... during the bad old days.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (OLNwX)

132 That quote from Marco Rubio is an example in how he is so utterly banal, and why he may end up being the choice of the GOPe.

Posted by: cm9000 at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (2TUVm)

133 Welp, guess I'm not going to be commenting at Neo-Neocon much longer. I just let her have it with both barrels. Something I've been wanting to say for a long time.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (sdi6R)

134 Oh no! Federal law says otherwise: you are a child until you are 26. Then you should have to be 26 to join the military. ................. or abort your kid

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (ueb6x)

135 The art video is excellent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (OLNwX)

136 Damn I wish I hadn't clicked on the "14 Creepy Photos With Disturbing Backstories" link. I need to say some prayers now.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at September 30, 2015 06:40 PM (nJvB1)

137 I looked at App Store & found highest rated mobile browser. Mercury was good & now it sucks. I'm testing iCab mobile app.

Posted by: Carol at September 30, 2015 06:41 PM (sj3Ax)

138 The upshot being: no. If the kids are paying, then they can decide. If the parents are on the hook, then fuck the kids with a splintery broom handle.
Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 11:34 PM (k9qR4)


Note also that because they're paying health insurance companies get full access to your medical records despite the fact that you're an adult and HIPAA.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 06:41 PM (pAlYe)

139 All, right, otho, I'll be emailing tomorrow. The Boss will not happy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:41 PM (83y2N)

140 114 Evening, all. Hey, Maetenloch - need any links for another ONT? I happened across a funny link last night and also a weird story today in my local news. Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 11:32 PM (7lPnF) He normally has an email link at the end of the post -- just send 'em in. I can also flip it to you if you can't find one.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 06:41 PM (EzgxV)

141 Work a job until age 27, then apply to college. Or better yet, skip college. I wonder if someone should start a "Test Me" movement that challenges companies to hire a candidate based on test results and nothing else. College can't die too soon.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 06:41 PM (MQEz6)

142 Then you should have to be 26 to join the military. Posted by: Bertram ------------------ Or to drive, or to vote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 06:42 PM (OLNwX)

143 I've tried to keep an open mind about him, but he's making it truly difficult.

Posted by: chique d'afrique


Just remember he is still man, the Catholic church has seen much worse in the seat, and they elect them old for a reason.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:42 PM (JmGFJ)

144 Welp, guess I'm not going to be commenting at Neo-Neocon much longer. I just let her have it with both barrels. Something I've been wanting to say for a long time. 
Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 11:40 PM (sdi6R)


What'd she say?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 30, 2015 06:42 PM (1D4Ef)

145 Thomas Loopy Friedman just wrote a piece for the NYT on how Putin is just fucking up. He's up a tree! Friedman exclaimed.  Why all the Sunnis are gonna hate Putin for protecting Assad and even his own Russian Muslims.

   This is insight into the idiocy of our elite wizards of foreign policy smart.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 06:42 PM (dvuhZ)

146 In short, Rubio cannot even be bothered to vote 'present'. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2015 11:37 PM (aLXXe) But he's such an attractive and articulate young man! And so articulate. Did I mention how articulate he is? I just swoon when he gives a speech.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 30, 2015 06:43 PM (s/yC1)

147 The upshot being: no. If the kids are paying, then they can decide. If the parents are on the hook, then fuck the kids with a splintery broom handle. Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 11:34 PM (k9qR4) **** My daughter is on a scholarship ride at her school. Full. These assholes still insisted on all sorts of personal parental info to get her in there. They tried to explain that it was for expenses not covered by her ride. I pointed then to the 529 account I set upfor her in 1997. She has full authority to authorize payments from that. Bottom line was that there was no freaking way I was giving up all that info to them just because they wanted it. They backed down fast, but the States in question are pretty Red.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:43 PM (3wCZ6)

148 127 awww, you are great. I'm okay. How are your classes? Do you have good students this year, some kids who actually want to do something with their lives?

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 06:43 PM (x303I)

149 *shrugs* "each of my men fires 5 shots, and goes home" Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2015 11:37 PM (o98Jz) LOL. Manliness. Leadership. Wish we had some.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:43 PM (9jeGC)

150 "Be"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:44 PM (83y2N)

151 Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 30, 2015 11:34 PM (k9qR4)

I agree with the notion that if the parents are paying, then that entitles them to oversight over their kid's education.

But that is an issue to be worked out between the parent and the student.

I think of it this way.  If Dad gives Junior some money to buy food, but then Junior spends the money on smokes 'n' beer, then that deception is between Dad and Junior, and there's no reason the grocery store should get involved in the dispute.  Same thing with college.  If Dad gives Junior money to go to college, but Junior decides to goof off and skip class, then that is an issue to be worked out between Dad and Junior.

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:44 PM (uZNvH)

152 I've sent him stuff, cthulhu. His addy is probablY on my contact list. Just didn't know if he has a backlog, or if he looks for stuff everyday. Are you actually getting rain out there? You mean I can dump out all these buckets I was going to send to you? (We're going to have plenty to spare over the next few days)

Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 06:45 PM (7lPnF)

153 My daughter is on a scholarship ride at her school. Full.

These assholes still insisted on all sorts of personal parental info to get her in there. They tried to explain that it was for expenses not covered by her ride. I pointed then to the 529 account I set upfor her in 1997. She has full authority to authorize payments from that.

Bottom line was that there was no freaking way I was giving up all that info to them just because they wanted it. They backed down fast, but the States in question are pretty Red.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 30, 2015 11:43 PM (3wCZ6)


Well you have to remember, the staff at places like the admissions dept or the financial aid dept are, quite often, scarcely better than your typical employees at the DMV.  They have no ability to think for themselves, they only follow orders and directions.  Sad but true.

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:46 PM (uZNvH)

154

City- Murder victim should have known about the risks of living in public housing.

 

So victim lives in Harlem and recently due to all the protests of Black Lives Matter! New York has stopped with the "Stop and Frisk" by police.  And victim is killed by an armed vagrant.... hmmmm.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 30, 2015 06:46 PM (KlVdw)

155 I wonder if someone should start a "Test Me" movement that challenges companies to hire a candidate based on test results and nothing else. Here's your problem with that. The Supreme Court banned the use of IQ tests to select candidates for jobs in the 1940s. So there are some steps you can, some job-specific tests I assume. However, there will always be a cap on how far you can take that.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 06:46 PM (mY597)

156 130 No offense, but with this pope, I am so glad I'm not Catholic. So he's basically your run of the mill (very) rich liberal. Stuff for me, not for you. I still can't believe he didn't take the opportunity to talk about abortion when he was talking about the sanctity of life before congress. Instead he mentioned the death penalty. I was flabbergasted. I've tried to keep an open mind about him, but he's making it truly difficult. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 11:40 PM (v1Cpk) That was my thought as well. If you dismember a baby and sell the parts, wouldn't that call your Christianity into question far more than assembling pieces of metal into a weapon? Or am I just not getting it?

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 06:46 PM (x303I)

157 Be well all. Time for bed here. T

Posted by: Farmer at September 30, 2015 06:47 PM (o/90i)

158 Paraphrasing Dr. Holiday, Rubio's got a big hole in him, he's trying to fill it but it can't be filled.


Posted by: Ralph at September 30, 2015 06:47 PM (l2MEF)

159 144 What'd she say? Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 30, 2015 11:42 PM (1D4Ef) It's more what *I* said.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

160 Report: Computers 'Do Not Improve' Pupil Results And heavy use actually makes things worse: This is what I've always thought. It makes the kids' minds soft. Let them learn the basics inside out, then introduce them to how to do stuff with computers much later. In Nigeria, we couldn't use scientific calculators in high school (log tables FTW) and we didn't even start using calculators right away. School was harsh, so those of us who ended up here found college not too bad. I majored in chemical, and I found high school in Nigeria harder than college. (But I was fortunate to attend a secondary school that was excellent at the time.)

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 06:47 PM (Mt8T4)

161 From a non-practicing Catholic, fuck this pope. Dudes a joke.

Posted by: thathalfrican at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (R5HRU)

162 Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 11:41 PM (MQEz6)

The use of a "test" that evaluates competency as a basis for employment might be considered discriminatory!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (ftVQq)

163 G'night, T.

Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (7lPnF)

164 The GOP base is just as stupid and ignorant as the Dems. This is a conclusion I have come to after the last few presidential elections.

Posted by: cm9000 at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (2TUVm)

165 my pop used to raise his fist in the air and cuss big time over hippies.

Posted by: north and judd at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (0z/89)

166 Okay, just making sure everybody is not all worried about funny.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (83y2N)

167 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (YJmuy)

168 So Katy Perry got a star outside Mann's Chinese Theater. http://tinyurl.com/p236vjj Damn. But who knows what's running through that after Brand.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:48 PM (9jeGC)

169 Well you have to remember, the staff at places like the admissions dept or the financial aid dept are, quite often, scarcely better than your typical employees at the DMV. They have no ability to think for themselves, they only follow orders and directions. Sad but true. Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 11:46 PM (uZNvH) ***** Agreed. I had to initially go all the way up to Dean of Admissions before I got heard. It went better after that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:49 PM (3wCZ6)

170 My neighbor told me about a site tonight where neighborhoods can set up their own online page, it's pretty cool, i joined mine, if anybody wants to see if their neighborhood is on it, it's nextdoor.com.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 30, 2015 06:49 PM (VviqM)

171 I'm okay. How are your classes? Do you have good students this year, some kids who actually want to do something with their lives?

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 11:43 PM (x303I)


I actually do have a few smart students in my class this semester.  I just gave my first exam, and generally my first exam is a little on the hard side (to give them a small scare about the amount of work that they are expected to do) and I had 1 student in particular that exceeded my expectations, it was great.  Problem is, this student is smart but has no idea what he wants to do yet. :/

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:49 PM (uZNvH)

172 'Night Farmer

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:49 PM (9jeGC)

173 Mackerel-snappers just now figuring out the priesthood is a scam. Lovely.

Posted by: mojo at September 30, 2015 06:50 PM (OmBeX)

174 It's not invasive or not.

Posted by: Ralph at September 30, 2015 06:50 PM (l2MEF)

175 Federal law says otherwise: you are a child until you are 26. Should children be voting? I think not.

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2015 06:51 PM (FcR7P)

176 That "creepy photos with disturbing backstories" link? I saw that a day or two ago. Having a hard time believing that pic of the gal the jumped from the Empie State Building - she still looks so intact.

Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 06:51 PM (7lPnF)

177 Does CAC know that the artistic merit of his beloved giant rock is being denigrated?

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 30, 2015 06:51 PM (nFdGS)

178 Vatican City has one hell of an arsenal down in the subfloor areas. Racks of K-11s or K-31s. Mint, of course. And Remington Rolling Blocks, too. I'd have to look it up, but those had a unique Vatican Crest, rollmarked onto the receiver. If you can find one for sale, be ready to pay a quite the tidy sum. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 06:52 PM (McRlu)

179 School was harsh, so those of us who ended up here found college not too bad. I majored in chemical, and I found high school in Nigeria harder than college. (But I was fortunate to attend a secondary school that was excellent at the time.)


Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 11:47 PM (Mt8T4)


yeah I kinda wish that students weren't allowed to use calculators until they graduated from highschool.  I would love to have more students who could estimate answers by doing quick math in their heads.  Or even just be able to do easy math without calculators at all.  I swear to god, I once saw a student punch into his calculator "17 * 1".  It was disturbing.

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:52 PM (uZNvH)

180 Computers do not improve student results. I can believe that.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 06:52 PM (n4leq)

181 I have a busy couple of days ahead of me. I'm in Arizona and I have to beat it back to take care of the boats and such by the time the storm might hit.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 30, 2015 06:52 PM (v9d0Z)

182 The use of a "test" that evaluates competency as a basis for employment might be considered discriminatory! Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2015 11:48 PM (ftVQq) When I passed the Foreign Service exam, it was apparently an "ANOMALY" because I was a woman. So they called me while I was in training, and wanted me to join a suit because the test was "male-centric." I told them I passed the damn thing, I chose the cone I wanted, (admin, although I worked in political and consular far more) and I was fine. But the witches behind the class action suit would not give up. Turns out, they were all mustanged secretaries who couldn't pass the exam, and could ONLY, according to the State Department, go into admin careers. So, yeah. That is what happens when you have a career specific exam. Someone won't pass, and then will have a hissy fit that it wasn't fair. Meanwhile, look at the mess State is in. This is why.

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 06:53 PM (x303I)

183 "I wonder if someone should start a 'Test Me' movement that challenges companies to hire a candidate based on test results and nothing else."

Someone called while you were out. From the "U.S. Supreme Court", I think?

They said something about _Griggs v. Duke Power_.

They said they'd call back.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2015 06:53 PM (noWW6)

184 Rubio is nothing more than an articulate and attractive McCain. Strangle this baby in the crib before the little bastard opens the borders even wider, floods the country with jihadis disguised as refugees, and gets us bogged down in a war fighting on behalf of ISIS. Every despicable aspect of the Establishment GOP is embodied in Marco. It's just packaged better than it was in the hapless Jeb! The upside is Rubio can be destroyed more easily due to a lighter wallet.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 30, 2015 06:53 PM (pq97T)

185 George Monbiot's Modest Obesity Solution: Punish the Thin and Fat Alike I'm sure he is also proposing closing down the fancy restaurants where the rich go to eat rich food, right?

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 06:53 PM (Mt8T4)

186 All right, everbody minds their own binzess.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:54 PM (83y2N)

187 l (log tables FTW) and we didn't even start using calculators right away. Posted by: chique d'afrique ----------------- High school and college. We lived/died by the CRC Math Tables Book.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 06:54 PM (OLNwX)

188 I continue to astound and confound.

Posted by: Pope John Francis Murphy at September 30, 2015 06:54 PM (Dwehj)

189 Majored in chemical engineering, not chemical. Yeesh

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 06:55 PM (Mt8T4)

190 152 I've sent him stuff, cthulhu. His addy is probablY on my contact list. Just didn't know if he has a backlog, or if he looks for stuff everyday. Are you actually getting rain out there? You mean I can dump out all these buckets I was going to send to you? (We're going to have plenty to spare over the next few days) Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 11:45 PM (7lPnF) It done sprinked, just today -- of course, dumbass cthulhu had his car windows cracked....but we're talking sprinkles, not drought-ending torrents. What we really need is to establish a modern form of the infamous "triangle trade" of the 1700's -- where sugar was grown in the West Indies, shipped to the southern US to be made into rum, which was then sent to West Africa to exchange for slaves who could grow sugarcane in the West Indies. We need for fracking oil to be shipped from Canada to the East Coast and traded for water, which could be shipped to California and swapped for political activists and sexual deviants, which could then be shipped to Canada......

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 06:55 PM (EzgxV)

191 I'm sure he is also proposing closing down the fancy restaurants where the rich go to eat rich food, right?

No doubt he will promise to ban foie gras right after all the big gulp sodas are banned.  He'll get right on that...

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 06:55 PM (uZNvH)

192 Good Night. I've wasted hours updating Mac, new phone & I bought this highly rated browser but it doesn't offer option to open links.

Posted by: Carol at September 30, 2015 06:55 PM (sj3Ax)

193 George Monbiot's Modest Obesity Solution: Punish the Thin and Fat Alike I'm sure he is also proposing closing down the fancy restaurants where the rich go to eat rich food, right? Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 11:53 PM (Mt8T4) ***** Surely not. Theirs is Cafeteria Authoritarian behavior, so the "advice" is only for the Proles.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 06:56 PM (3wCZ6)

194 Winning PowerBall ticket was purchased in Michigan. Boo! Boo!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 30, 2015 06:56 PM (iQIUe)

195 "All right, everbody minds their own binzess." That is a joke by the way. Somebody, please.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 30, 2015 06:56 PM (83y2N)

196 Remember the opening of Lethal Weapon (the first one) where the girl jumped off the building? They got that idea from that pic of the lady that jumped off the Empire State Building.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 30, 2015 06:56 PM (VviqM)

197 About the pronouns. I sincerely hope this is just for Uni press use. Alumni guides, reporting about students, maybe a reference tool for the campus paper. ... Posted by: Captain Comic at September 30, 2015 11:32 PM (oLxd+) It will become the new normal in society. These things start in colleges, and we all laught at it because who in their right mind outside of those little insane asylums would buy that? But it starts there and then is propagated elsewhere. Soon you will be expected to ask people for their preffered gender pronouns or else you will be guilty of bullying and harassment, and then fired. I can even see it where if you are in a court room, the judge will force you to say 2 + 2 = 5 someone's invented or trandgenered pronouns or face contempt of court.

Posted by: Hat/Hats/Hatself Pronouns Plz!!1! at September 30, 2015 06:56 PM (vBeA5)

198 Ann Coulter's latest column notes that Ted Kennedy's Transform American immigration bill turns 50. In those 50 years, we've imported 59 million immigrants. They vote 4-1 Democrat.  Subtract those out, and the Democrat Party would not exist in the form it does today.

         

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 06:57 PM (dvuhZ)

199 So Katy Perry got a star outside Mann's Chinese Theater.

No, it don't belong here:  https://youtu.be/WR51ucoY77w (sfw)

Never thought that would be a relevant link.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 06:57 PM (YJmuy)

200 177 That "creepy photos with disturbing backstories" link? I saw that a day or two ago. Having a hard time believing that pic of the gal the jumped from the Empie State Building - she still looks so intact. Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 11:51 PM (7lPnF) Looking at pics I think the car cushioned the fall. You hit concrete you're opening up. Hitting anything softer at the point of impact seems to contain the blood/guts.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 06:58 PM (9jeGC)

201 Antipope hasn't read Luke: Luke 22:36 Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." Guess Antipope Falklands thinks Christ is un-Christian, and His Words in the Bible being Un-Christian. But Pope Lenin, he's a hard left Peronist first. Think he sometimes thinks about the Bible. Every third Wednesday, for fifteen minutes. At lunch. With Satan.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at September 30, 2015 06:59 PM (RXFQJ)

202 Putin : What if I invaded you with 5 million men? Obama : I'd hand out 5 million copies of Dreams From My Father

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 06:59 PM (W5DcG)

203 203- I would laugh, but that's probably true.

Posted by: Moki at September 30, 2015 07:00 PM (x303I)

204 195 Winning PowerBall ticket was purchased in Michigan. Boo! Boo! Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 30, 2015 11:56 PM (iQIUe) MOAR CORNDOGS

Posted by: Michael Moore at September 30, 2015 07:00 PM (9jeGC)

205 since this is a Smart Military Blog and I like to war game stuff Here is what I see as becoming huge geo-political issues in the next 5 years Syria/ Russia in Syria / Iran's nukes and this moslem invasion of Europe, there is no way all the locals sit back for this. think of the IRA.... but rather than the locals blowing up Brits, think about mosque bombings and also bombing muslem apartment buildings

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2015 07:00 PM (ueb6x)

206 yeah I kinda wish that students weren't allowed to use calculators until they graduated from highschool. I would love to have more students who could estimate answers by doing quick math in their heads. Or even just be able to do easy math without calculators at all. I swear to god, I once saw a student punch into his calculator "17 * 1". It was disturbing. Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 11:52 PM (uZNvH) Calculators should be banned in classes generally. If you can't do it in your head or with a pencil/paper, then you don't know how to do it. If you must have them, at least use RPN calculators that force you to understand what you are doing. E.G.: 17 Enter 1 * ENTER > = after all.

Posted by: The Reverse Polish Hat at September 30, 2015 07:01 PM (vBeA5)

207 "The priesthood is a scam," how little you know. Whata stupid thing to write,

Posted by: CMU VET at September 30, 2015 07:02 PM (ejB0r)

208 Ann Coulter's latest column notes that Ted Kennedy's Transform American immigration bill turns 50. In those 50 years, we've imported 59 million immigrants. They vote 4-1 Democrat. Subtract those out, and the Democrat Party would not exist in the form it does today. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 11:57 PM (dvuhZ) Word. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-solution/

Posted by: Zombie Berthold Brecht at September 30, 2015 07:02 PM (vBeA5)

209 this moslem invasion of Europe, there is no way all the locals sit back for this. think of the IRA.... but rather than the locals blowing up Brits, think about mosque bombings and also bombing muslem apartment buildings Posted by: Jake at October 01, 2015 12:00 AM (ueb6x) Doubtful. Too many are willing to lay back and take it, while those with power are actively pushing it. The dissenters will be too few with insufficent means to stopping it.

Posted by: The Camp of Saints' Hats at September 30, 2015 07:03 PM (vBeA5)

210 >>>It's also interesting to note that the heavily armed Swiss Guard rely on the very weapons made by these 'un-Christians' to protect the Pope's life. This is reminiscent of diBlasio undermining his own police force. It's absurd to desire to project the image of "sticking it to the Man" when you *are* the Man.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 07:03 PM (1Zmfg)

211 Sooooo, Marco Rubio, national security as in your BORDERS being secured? Just askin'....

Posted by: keena at September 30, 2015 07:04 PM (RiTnx)

212 this moslem invasion of Europe, there is no way all the locals sit back for this. They have so far.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 07:04 PM (W5DcG)

213 155 I wonder if someone should start a "Test Me" movement that challenges companies to hire a candidate based on test results and nothing else. Here's your problem with that. The Supreme Court banned the use of IQ tests to select candidates for jobs in the 1940s. So there are some steps you can, some job-specific tests I assume. However, there will always be a cap on how far you can take that. Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 11:46 PM (mY597) Not IQ tests.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 07:04 PM (MQEz6)

214 think of the IRA.... but rather than the locals blowing up Brits, think about mosque bombings and also bombing muslem apartment buildings Posted by: Jake at October 01, 2015 12:00 AM (ueb6x) All rear-guard actions. It will happen and the full power of the state will come down on them. Europe and North America are done. Thanks PC!

Posted by: Michael Moore at September 30, 2015 07:05 PM (9jeGC)

215 Hat - Meh. RPN is logical in the context of what the machine does,and how it does it. But algebraic entry came about because of its naturalness. Nor is there anything illogical about '1+1 =' 2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 07:06 PM (OLNwX)

216 Serious question - does anyone see us making a u-turn from the road we're on? I don't. At all.

Posted by: Michael Moore at September 30, 2015 07:07 PM (9jeGC)

217 Google Dixon and Wilcox. -------- Heh. Heh. Heh. Heh.

Posted by: beavis at September 30, 2015 07:07 PM (gmaUh)

218 184 "I wonder if someone should start a 'Test Me' movement that challenges companies to hire a candidate based on test results and nothing else." Someone called while you were out. From the "U.S. Supreme Court", I think? They said something about _Griggs v. Duke Power_. They said they'd call back. Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2015 11:53 PM (noWW6) It should still be done. That is how you get change.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 07:08 PM (MQEz6)

219 Damn fattie sock

Posted by: RWC - T at September 30, 2015 07:08 PM (9jeGC)

220 Off sock

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 07:08 PM (9jeGC)

221 Niklaus Wirth, the computer scientist behind Pascal and Modula-2, would often comment that Europeans would introduce him as "Knee-Klows Veert" while Americans would introduce him as "Nickel's Worth" -- thus showing a cultural preference in addressing procedures.....Europeans prefer a return by name and Americans a return by value.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:08 PM (EzgxV)

222 They have so far. ....... I guess we'll see Critical mass on this is only a year or two away at current 'refugee' rates

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2015 07:09 PM (ueb6x)

223 Thrawn, up near the beginning of this thread, posted 27 rules for the modern man (with no fuggin trigger warning about it being a NY Slimes link) -- Here's how it started:
 
1. When the modern man buys shoes for his spouse,...
 
Aaaaand right there is where I got off of the crazy train.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:10 PM (gyKtp)

224 Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

ba-doom-ching!

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 07:11 PM (uZNvH)

225 Europeans prefer a return by name and Americans a return by value.

I C what you did there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 07:11 PM (YJmuy)

226 217 Serious question - does anyone see us making a u-turn from the road we're on? I don't. At all. Posted by: Michael Moore at October 01, 2015 12:07 AM (9jeGC) I'm thinking more of running full-tilt into a bridge abutment and staggering away. U-turns involve survival of the vehicle and being able to continue driving.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:11 PM (EzgxV)

227 I'm thinking more of running full-tilt into a bridge abutment and staggering away. --------------- The Googlemobile will not allow you to steer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2015 07:13 PM (OLNwX)

228 Calculators should be banned in classes generally. If you can't do it in your head or with a pencil/paper, then you don't know how to do it.

Posted by: The Reverse Polish Hat


No class prior to Trig needs a graphing calculator. After that, sure, but Common Core Calc is going to be a fucking mess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:13 PM (JmGFJ)

229 226 Europeans prefer a return by name and Americans a return by value. I C what you did there. Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 01, 2015 12:11 AM (YJmuy) OK, we can do a Kerrigan/Ritchie one.....the precursor to the C programming language was the B programming language. What should the successor be and why?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:13 PM (EzgxV)

230 Serious question - does anyone see us making a u-turn from the road we're on? I don't. At all. Posted by: Michael Moore at October 01, 2015 12:07 AM (9jeGC) *** I would be happy with a 100 degree turn rightward. It came on us over 100 years, so lets just get it headed in the right direction.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:13 PM (3wCZ6)

231 217 Serious question - does anyone see us making a u-turn from the road we're on?

I don't. At all.

Posted by: Michael Moore at October 01, 2015 12:07 AM (9jeGC)



I've thought about all of this and don't see a u-turn at all for Western Civilization. There are hard lessons that need to be learned from our little socialism experiment. It's easy to give free sh!t away and apparently impossible to stop until the money runs dry.



That being said, I do hope that events can be guided somehow so the political class, the media, the academics and the crony capitalists are turned on by the mobs.



After going through all of the stages of grief, at points consuming more alcohol than I should have and then moving on to my own projects, I do see a day when parts of the West will have more freedom than they ever had before. The road to there from here is going to be a bitch though.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2015 07:14 PM (AC0lD)

232 228 I'm thinking more of running full-tilt into a bridge abutment and staggering away. --------------- The Googlemobile will not allow you to steer. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2015 12:13 AM (OLNwX) Neither does the GOPe.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:14 PM (EzgxV)

233 Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 12:11 AM (EzgxV) That's what has to/will happen. No other way.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 07:14 PM (9jeGC)

234 I guess we'll see Critical mass on this is only a year or two away at current 'refugee' rates Posted by: Jake Unless there are a lot more "soccer hooligans" and "right wingers" than we've heard I'd say they go out with a whimper.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 07:15 PM (W5DcG)

235 I mean, no offense but... man, what a depressing ONT. I feel like I need therapy after reading all that. Man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 07:15 PM (bLnSU)

236 Hat - Meh. RPN is logical in the context of what the machine does,and how it does it. But algebraic entry came about because of its naturalness. Nor is there anything illogical about '1+1 =' 2 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2015 12:06 AM (OLNwX) RPN is more natural and similar to how one would do it by hand or in their head. Can't stand algerbraic calcualtors... have to stop and recombobulate it rather than naturally zip through the computations. Also easier when you are manipulating multiple items in the stack. For example: "(3 + 3) * (2 + 2) =" It doesn't require understanding. Mentally or by hand you'd add 3 + 3, and then add 2 + 2, and then multiply the answer from the previous two. E.G.: 3 ENTER 3 + 2 Enter 2 + * Of course, the first calculators I used were all RPM. The HP 15c is still the best calculator ever made.

Posted by: Reverse Hat Notation at September 30, 2015 07:16 PM (vBeA5)

237 236 I mean, no offense but... man, what a depressing ONT. I feel like I need therapy after reading all that. Man. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 01, 2015 12:15 AM (bLnSU) Hey, Mero, how's it goin'?!?!? Did you get any sprinks?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:18 PM (EzgxV)

238 >>>Making Everyday Conversation a Micro Hate Crime It's concerning there are prog administrators that rose up high enough to be able to push for this, but how many students will actually opt to use these? These new pronouns are vacuous, meaningless. They don't connote anything, and so won't attract a significant following in the end, since there is nothing to identify with. It's just an attempt to be cutting edge for the sake of being cutting edge. Empty posturing.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 07:18 PM (1Zmfg)

239 236 I mean, no offense but... man, what a depressing ONT.

I feel like I need therapy after reading all that.

Man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 01, 2015 12:15 AM (bLnSU)



Hey! But what about my upbeat post!


1. Western Civilization steers itself over the cliff!

2.   ??????

3. Freedom for parts of the West. (aka PROFIT!!)



But seriously, I do see a positive future filled with freedom.....for those that survive....




Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2015 07:20 PM (AC0lD)

240 OK, we can do a Kerrigan/Ritchie one.....the precursor to the C programming language was the B programming language. What should the successor be and why? "What" as in I C What we have to do differently ...

Posted by: Adriane the Word Processor Critic ... at September 30, 2015 07:20 PM (qOsoH)

241 OK, we can do a Kerrigan/Ritchie one.....the precursor to the C programming language was the B programming language. What should the successor be and why?

Not the answer you're looking for:  D, because it's next in the alphabet.

Also not the answer you're looking for:  Python, because the name comes from "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

A real answer?  Ain't got one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 07:21 PM (YJmuy)

242 Hey, Mero, how's it goin'?!?!? Did you get any sprinks? Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 12:18 AM (EzgxV) It rained on us very slightly, but remained mostly cloudy all day. Which is good, as I was stuck inside for most of it. I did get out into the weather for a bit, which was nice. Depending on how things go tomorrow, I may go sit on a bench in the park with the clouds and enjoy it, as I should have done today. Not sure if the clouds will last long enough for that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 07:21 PM (bLnSU)

243 DAMN this ONT is so tempting. I just can't compose anything that gets past the filter. Nope, can't post that. Nope, better rethink that. Nope, not that either. Nope, doesn't read right. Nope, someone might interpret that the wrong way. Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope. Well, this seems harmless enough, but what's the point? What difference does it make?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 07:21 PM (n4leq)

244 What we really need is to establish a modern form of the infamous "triangle trade" of the 1700's -- where sugar was grown in the West Indies, shipped to the southern US to be made into rum, which was then sent to West Africa to exchange for slaves who could grow sugarcane in the West Indies. We need for fracking oil to be shipped from Canada to the East Coast and traded for water, which could be shipped to California and swapped for political activists and sexual deviants, which could then be shipped to Canada...... Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:55 PM (EzgxV) I think we could trade those political activists and sexual deviants to Mexico for some cervaza to be shipped to Canada. Win for everyone. East coast gets their refineries working, West coast gets their water, Canadians get beer (which they love), and the Mexicans get fresh performers for the donkey show.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 07:23 PM (Z7G74)

245 Okay, I've read that 27 ways to be a modern man link. I'm not even that old, but I'm going to puke now.

Posted by: AD at September 30, 2015 07:24 PM (mY597)

246 Paraphrasing Dr. Holiday, Rubio's got a big hole in him, he's trying to fill it but it can't be filled. Just like me!

Posted by: sandy fluke's box at September 30, 2015 07:24 PM (gmaUh)

247 Ricardo Kill, Everything ok?

Posted by: FormerlyMountainTurtle at September 30, 2015 07:24 PM (hipNa)

248 Hayfield Volkovski at October 01, 2015 12:21 AM (n4leq) I've had days like that ... try some limericks ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry Critic ... at September 30, 2015 07:24 PM (qOsoH)

249 Well, this seems harmless enough, but what's the point? What difference does it make? Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 01, 2015 12:21 AM (n4leq) **** As long as you are not personally insulting someone else or posting stuff that woud get Black Suburbans parked outside of the Ewok Den, let 'er rip, TaterChip.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:25 PM (3wCZ6)

250 Nope, someone might interpret that the wrong way. ----------------- This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: BASIC at September 30, 2015 07:25 PM (yddCj)

251 But seriously, I do see a positive future filled with freedom.....for those that survive.... Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 01, 2015 12:20 AM (AC0lD) Not sure I'm prepared for the Mad Human Inferno just yet. Can we hold off on that?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 07:26 PM (bLnSU)

252 So, President Trump said every syrian refugee is going back if he wins. Lol. Crowd went wild. Btw, is M Kelly going to go down on Carly or what. Hilarious. Carly is a raging, severe conservative... Hahahaha

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 30, 2015 07:26 PM (2lbAQ)

253 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 01, 2015 12:15 AM (bLnSU) Try the talking dog therapy :^) http://tinyurl.com/qdje7ec

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2015 07:26 PM (cgZPg)

254 242 OK, we can do a Kerrigan/Ritchie one.....the precursor to the C programming language was the B programming language. What should the successor be and why? Not the answer you're looking for: D, because it's next in the alphabet. Also not the answer you're looking for: Python, because the name comes from "Monty Python's Flying Circus". A real answer? Ain't got one. Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 01, 2015 12:21 AM (YJmuy) The precursor to B was BCPL, so they'd always joke that the successor to C should be P. Of course, the way it ended-up was that C went to C++, and then to C#....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:27 PM (EzgxV)

255 OK, we can do a Kerrigan/Ritchie one.....the precursor to the C programming language was the B programming language. What should the successor be and why? "X Darkness," because "B" and "C" were slave programming language names forced on us by The Man.

Posted by: Black Panther IT Dept at September 30, 2015 07:28 PM (nL0sw)

256 There once was a man from Nantucket. . .

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 07:28 PM (n4leq)

257 Or the talking animal therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6R-Hm0enGg

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2015 07:28 PM (cgZPg)

258 This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: BASIC


You think you're the first?

Posted by: Forth at September 30, 2015 07:29 PM (YJmuy)

259 I'm surprised nobody's commented on the last link. When I sent it to Maet I half wondered if the person involved was one of us. Do we have any posters with "coon" in their name?

Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2015 07:29 PM (WvS3w)

260 There once was a man from Nantucket. Who repeatedly puked in a bucket

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2015 07:30 PM (cgZPg)

261 245 What we really need is to establish a modern form of the infamous "triangle trade" of the 1700's -- where sugar was grown in the West Indies, shipped to the southern US to be made into rum, which was then sent to West Africa to exchange for slaves who could grow sugarcane in the West Indies. We need for fracking oil to be shipped from Canada to the East Coast and traded for water, which could be shipped to California and swapped for political activists and sexual deviants, which could then be shipped to Canada...... Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:55 PM (EzgxV) I think we could trade those political activists and sexual deviants to Mexico for some cervaza to be shipped to Canada. Win for everyone. East coast gets their refineries working, West coast gets their water, Canadians get beer (which they love), and the Mexicans get fresh performers for the donkey show. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 01, 2015 12:23 AM (Z7G74) I'm not sure even the Tijuana freakshows would want the political activists and sexual deviants. I was thinking maybe Canada could use them as Purina Bear Chow.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:30 PM (EzgxV)

262 253: I watch that, Megyn going down on Carly. Wouldn't pay to see it, but I'd watch.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 07:30 PM (dvuhZ)

263 Damn it. Just teach kids with notebook paper and pens. They do all their computer stuff at home. Spending all the money to put computers in schools teaches them... what? It's all based on feel-good, cutting-edge claims like "get them ready for the future." Oh, bullshit. It's like writers. I run into ga-jillions of people who are writing a screenplay. I tell them, "Movies are for the lazy. Too easy to get out of a scene and rely on visuals instead of dialogue. Write a stage play, or you're not a writer." Yeah. I'm a snob.

Posted by: RKae at September 30, 2015 07:30 PM (WRL6C)

264 Is M Kelley related to R Kelley?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 07:31 PM (W5DcG)

265 Yeah, we'll hold off on the Mad Human Inferno for a while longer until we can bitch-slap some of those modern men I just read about until their testicles drop and they can help out.



To those that keep mentioning the modern man link, I also felt stupider just for reading the link. And yes, there were items there that applied to me, but it's like astrology...a few positives among a huge list of items.



Everyone have a good night.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2015 07:32 PM (AC0lD)

266

OK, maybe it was a moron here yesterday, but somebody mentioned the Hungarian PM and a post at PowerLine.  Well the video linked there is worth watching.  It's 17 minutes. 

 

Clarity.  Matter of fact-ness.  Facts. Simple obvious common sense.  They're almost disquieting - so accustomed are we now to sub-mediocre blah crap from public figures, even addressing vital matters.

 

Watch it, if you want to remember what normal, responsible political leadership sounds like.

 

http://tinyurl.com/p7my99w

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 07:32 PM (QDnY+)

267 So, President Trump said every syrian refugee is going back if he wins. Lol. Crowd went wild. Btw, is M Kelly going to go down on Carly or what. Hilarious. Carly is a raging, severe conservative... Hahahaha Posted by: Prescient11 at October 01, 2015 12:26 AM (2lbAQ) I don't think that will be enough to get the Lesbian vote...

Posted by: The Hetero Hat at September 30, 2015 07:33 PM (vBeA5)

268

Oh, sorry, the Hungarian PM is addressing his parliament on the topic of the migrant invasion in Europe.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 07:33 PM (QDnY+)

269 I don't think that will be enough to get the Lesbian vote... Posted by: The Hetero Hat What if she got the Big Flannel endorsement?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 07:34 PM (awspb)

270 Steve Jobs didn't want his kids using Apple gadgets. See the sock link.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 07:35 PM (gmaUh)

271 Fearless prediction: the theory that "there's a whole lot of us, and we're unarmed, so we can storm the border" will eventually fail with a good-sized pile of bodies......which will then become popular.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 07:36 PM (EzgxV)

272 'Night all. 6:30 is coming faster and faster. Have a great day tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 07:36 PM (9jeGC)

273 235 I guess we'll see Critical mass on this is only a year or two away at current 'refugee' rates Posted by: Jake Unless there are a lot more "soccer hooligans" and "right wingers" than we've heard I'd say they go out with a whimper. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 01, 2015 12:15 AM (W5DcG) Some of the gheys and lesbians may finally wake up. May.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 07:38 PM (Z7G74)

274 America sucks at picking Survivor contestants. There is a distinct lack of hotties this season.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2015 07:38 PM (zt+N6)

275 Just heard that Joaquin is now officially a cat 3 - with posse track to make landfall right here...

Posted by: Chi at September 30, 2015 07:39 PM (7lPnF)

276 There once was a man from Nantucket. Who repeatedly puked in a bucket 'It's not ebola!', he cried. 'Really it's not!', he denied. And thanks to Obama, the rest of us have to sucket.

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry Critic ... at September 30, 2015 07:40 PM (qOsoH)

277 America sucks at picking Survivor contestants. There is a distinct lack of hotties this season. Posted by: buzzion at October 01, 2015 12:38 AM (zt+N6) *** The real tragedy here is that there are Americans watching Survivor.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:40 PM (3wCZ6)

278 Buzzion, what did you expect they elected the jef twice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 07:41 PM (Oy0zJ)

279 I'm not sure even the Tijuana freakshows would want the political activists and sexual deviants. I was thinking maybe Canada could use them as Purina Bear Chow. Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 12:30 AM (EzgxV) I think the bears may find them not very filling, plus bears are repelled by the scent of patchouli oil.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 07:42 PM (Z7G74)

280 I'm wondering if I'll be able to mow my lawn this weekend. Because I really need to. The weather forecast looks like there'll be nothing but rain at least through Sunday.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 07:43 PM (sdi6R)

281 Yo That's all I got

Posted by: Navycopjoe at September 30, 2015 07:45 PM (r3m4C)

282 Steve Jobs didn't want his kids using Apple gadgets. See the sock link. Posted by: andycanuck at October 01, 2015 12:35 AM (gmaUh) Most parents in tech probably limit their kids to a small amount of usage for phones, TV, online, &c. These are tools. The tools will change, and new ones will arise. You don't teach the tool, but the underlying aspect of what the tools are for.

Posted by: The Analog Hat at September 30, 2015 07:46 PM (vBeA5)

283 Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry Critic ... at October 01, 2015 12:40 AM (qOsoH) Well done!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2015 07:46 PM (cgZPg)

284 I think the bears may find them not very filling, plus bears are repelled by the scent of patchouli oil. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac Not very filling?! Have you seen some of those broads? Enough blubber to keep an eskimo village fed through the winter.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 07:46 PM (awspb)

285

My Hungarian PM link was in response to the discussion here of Euros just taking it (the mass unplanned chaotic migration barely even still posing as a "refugee" flow).

 

New Europe (thanks Rummy) is not just taking it, they're going nuts (in context).  My hope is that whatever damage these worthy small countries suffer can be mitigated by a quiet or even overt pushin of migrants into Germany, which is their preferred destination anyway. 

 

Prediction on major European countries:  they'll lay back and take it.  In different ways, but bottom line, Europeans are ruled as much as they ever were in pre-"democratic" times, they have no choice (outside of finding responsibility and self-respect and acting, that is).  

 

Some will note how astonishingly more like Europeans "Americans" have become, seemingly over-night.  That is, compliant rules subjects, not independent responsible thinking citizens.  Those "some" have a point, don't they?

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 07:46 PM (QDnY+)

286 Once you go yacc, you don't go back. RPN is dead.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 07:47 PM (1Zmfg)

287 Once you go yacc, you don't go back. RPN is dead. Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 01, 2015 12:47 AM (1Zmfg) Postfix 4 life!

Posted by: ENTER > = at September 30, 2015 07:48 PM (vBeA5)

288 Been on a plane all day and my ankles look like the Gransmonster's. Ok, not exactly. They are swollen, but I don't look like I have elephantiasis.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 07:49 PM (Mt8T4)

289 @ 282 and that's more than Jay Cutler has

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 07:50 PM (09Lhy)

290 These are tools. The tools will change, and new ones will arise. You don't teach the tool, but the underlying aspect of what the tools are for. Posted by: The Analog Hat at October 01, 2015 12:46 AM (vBeA5) Exactly!

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2015 07:50 PM (Mt8T4)

291 Some will note how astonishingly more like Europeans "Americans" have become, seemingly over-night. That is, compliant rules subjects, not independent responsible thinking citizens. Those "some" have a point, don't they? Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 12:46 AM (QDnY+) ***** I always enjoy your posts. Is there any way at all that they could be condensed/contracted?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 07:50 PM (3wCZ6)

292 Get off my damn lawn. CP/M

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 30, 2015 07:50 PM (McRlu)

293 Been on a plane all day and my ankles look like the Gransmonster's. Ok, not exactly. They are swollen, but I don't look like I have elephantiasis. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick If you feel the urge to buy a pantsuit, lie down and watch John Wayne movies until it passes.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 07:51 PM (awspb)

294 289 Been on a plane all day and my ankles look like the Gransmonster's. Ok, not exactly. They are swollen, but I don't look like I have elephantiasis. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at October 01, 2015 12:49 AM (Mt8T4) I'm willing to massage them.

Posted by: Rex Ryan at September 30, 2015 07:51 PM (zt+N6)

295 The successor to C?

Oh that's easy, it should be:

*&C[0]

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 07:53 PM (uZNvH)

296 It's like writers. I run into ga-jillions of people who are writing a screenplay.

I tell them, "Movies are for the lazy. Too easy to get out of a scene and rely on visuals instead of dialogue. Write a stage play, or you're not a writer."

Yeah. I'm a snob.

 

Posted by: RKae at October 01, 2015 12:30 AM

 

Don't diss screenwriters. I've written tons of brilliant scripts. My latest is the fishing adventure of a sherriff, a marine biologist and a crotchety old sea captain. I call it... "Billy and the Big Shark That Ate The Boat".

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 07:53 PM (EWg9n)

297 stupid ampersand eating blog

okay, it should be:

"Ampersand"*C[0]

but not as funny that way :/

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 07:53 PM (uZNvH)

298 "College students are adults and should be treated as such,"... Oh yeah? Why is it that so many parents have to drag their asses over a mile of broken glass to establish that their college-bound "adult" deserves "financial aid"? And what about the loans parents sign guaranteeing their little "adult's" student loans? Just how would YOU treat an "adult" who has deceitfully taken thousands of your hard-earned cash and pissed it away?? Let's segue, shall we, to your 16-year old daughter who gets knocked up, has an abortion, and then turns to YOU to pay for it? You down with that?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at September 30, 2015 07:56 PM (FkgZk)

299 otho at October 01, 2015 12:53 AM (EWg9n) sigh. Aussies & their shark fixation ....

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at September 30, 2015 07:56 PM (qOsoH)

300 Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2015 12:10 AM (gyKtp) Damn, you're right - my apologies for not including the NY Slimes info up front.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2015 07:57 PM (wZ2hu)

301 My latest is thefishing adventure of a sherriff, a marine biologist and a crotchety old sea captain. I call it... "Billy and the Big Shark That Ate The Boat". Posted by: otho That sounds really good, does't it mama?

Posted by: Owen at September 30, 2015 07:57 PM (awspb)

302 Saw a rant on Facebook today from a leftist that was all pissy that his doctor dropped him as a patient because the doc had too many Medicare patients. All of his fellow leftists decried that the doctor was being "greedy", and by gosh, these doctors must be forced to take more Medicare patients. These doctors were being greedy for not accepting the Medicare payment of $85 per visit. They all thought that the doctor is making $85 per visit themselves and didn't think that money also went to pay rent, electricity, equipment, salaries for nurses, accountants, janitors, lab techs, etc etc. It really is shocking how many leftists don't live in the real world.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 07:58 PM (Z7G74)

303 Good night morons Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 08:00 PM (ZZgPW)

304 It really is shocking how many leftists don't live in the real world. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac The postwar peace & security provided by the US military has allowed leftists in the west to live in a fantasyland. The Burning Times should cure them of that, one way or another.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 08:00 PM (awspb)

305

MWNP - no.

 

(just kidding!)

 

Your point is valid - clearly.  Working on it, sometimes more diligently than others.  And thank you for the positive feedback.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:00 PM (QDnY+)

306 Deep Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=5&v=BvZOYTm8iuU

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at September 30, 2015 08:02 PM (qOsoH)

307 Some will note how astonishingly more like Europeans "Americans" have become, seemingly over-night. That is, compliant rules subjects, not independent responsible thinking citizens. Those "some" have a point, don't they? Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 12:46 AM (QDnY+) You've read the masthead, right.

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2015 08:02 PM (Ho2H+)

308 How would you like a free butler, maid, chef and chauffeur? Try that and the Department of Labor will sue you for violating the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act -- unless you are Justice Sonia Sotomayor. That's right. Since 2010, she has hired unpaid interns as her servants. No other justice does this.

Justice Sotomayor's job description, posted on a Latino Facebook page and other places, tells us that applicants do not need a law degree, but "a driver's license is a must" because the intern's duties will include running "errands outside of the Courthouse." The intern will prepare "lunch and snacks for the Justice," photocopy, and answer the phone. The intern is responsible for his own living arrangements and transportation. She pays them nothing.

Posted by: Bradley Manning at September 30, 2015 08:03 PM (e8kgV)

309

Ashley Judd's, true, but the alarming thing now is that these ignorant, unserious people have the ruling class they want, and mostly the policies they want.  The idiocy has always been there.  Now it's running - and ruining - many parts of our lives.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:03 PM (QDnY+)

310 Deep Blue:

Deep Blue Something: https://youtu.be/1ClCpfeIELw (sfw)

Posted by: Forth at September 30, 2015 08:03 PM (YJmuy)

311 Off, interpreted sock!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 08:04 PM (YJmuy)

312 It really is shocking how many leftists don't live in the real world. It's sort of a shame free market capitalism generates enough food to feed them.

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2015 08:04 PM (Ho2H+)

313 303 It really is shocking how many leftists don't live in the real world. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 01, 2015 12:58 AM (Z7G74) And they will force us to live in their "world" with a gun pointed at our heads.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 08:05 PM (sdi6R)

314

Jean, absolutely.  And I'll believe that Americans will restore some sanity and justice, and begin to repair the looted nuked republic, when I see it.  Or maybe a few election cycles AFTER I first see it.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:06 PM (QDnY+)

315 Some will note how astonishingly more like Europeans "Americans" have become, seemingly over-night. That is, compliant rules subjects, not independent responsible thinking citizens. Those "some" have a point, don't they? Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 12:46 AM (QDnY+) The changes are always a long time coming, but when they hit critical mass, society totally inverts itself all of the sudden. Quebec used to be socially conservative and religious... and then one day *POOF* they became secular Leftists. Take another example: Denmark. In the 1960's they pretty much banned all porn and then *POOF* they legalized everything... including child porn. Perhaps we are seeing that now with Gay Marriage, "transgender" usage of bathrooms, amongst other things. I doubt thing will reverse. Perhaps the best we can hope for is to preserve tomb-like what remnants we have of American civilization for future archologists to discover and at least know we existed...

Posted by: The Unpoofed Hat at September 30, 2015 08:08 PM (vBeA5)

316 Why did George Bush ever let the Russians get the upper hand in Syria! We are lucky that we have our top people on these problems now.

Posted by: goon at September 30, 2015 08:08 PM (gy5kE)

317 > 298 stupid ampersand eating blog &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ;-0}

Posted by: Faith, in all your good works at September 30, 2015 08:09 PM (vZkoS)

318 MWNP - no. (just kidding!) Your point is valid - clearly. Working on it, sometimes more diligently than others. And thank you for the positive feedback. Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 01:00 AM (QDnY+) **** I appreciate your taking it in the spirit in which it was intended. I meant it, lotsa good thoughts and info. I am a memo rather than report kinda guy. Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at September 30, 2015 08:11 PM (3wCZ6)

319 I have a problem that maybe someone can point me in the right direction. My 33 yr old son has been a drug addict for a long time, he is now homeless (not for the first time) still not seeking help. the mental health place pops him on all sorts of drugs that he either takes wrong or sells. My 30 yr olddaughter who is beautiful and smart has now decided to tie her wagon to an overcontrolling insecure boy. I am terrified for my kids...

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:18 PM (kejii)

320

Hat you have a point, incremental changes can morph into fundamental changes quickly.  Wonder about the Quebec example, a little.  Always lots of populist and resentment-based "politics" there - and I wasn't aware the "social" conservative profile was gone (outside Montreal, I mean).

 

And for the record, as always, I have to note that marriage redefinition did not become popular, at least it was not chosen when offered as a choice in almost all actual electoral situations.  It's perhaps the best/recent example of the collapse of rule of law - so, an institutional problem, not a case of an actual change in public opinion.  A fundamental cultural question in which the courts have no plausible role, on which the public (the culture) is consistently taking a certain line (with only a few exceptions).  And then boom!  One power-drunk lightweight and his four barking seals impose the change on the culture.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:18 PM (QDnY+)

321 The postwar peace & security provided by the US military has allowed leftists in the west to live in a fantasyland. The Burning Times should cure them of that, one way or another. Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at October 01, 2015 01:00 AM (awspb) It's what they do. They will just gravitate to whoever promises them the most free shit.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 08:19 PM (Z7G74)

322 At Tamworth Distilling && Mercantile, which opened earlier this year on the grounds of a dilapidated New Hampshire inn, high-proof grain alcohol embodies the anachronistic, utilitarian charm of something you might have once found at a general store -- or today, at the Vermont Country Store. According to its label -- printed with, according to the product's illustrator and namesake, Reverend Michael Alan, "a mixture of English and Latin, the Theban, and Adamic alphabets, and various magickal sigils for peace and love and prosperity" -- the potent stuff can wipe away mascara and refresh stained furniture. The Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has deemed it the most complicated label they have ever approved.

Posted by: Dean Martin at September 30, 2015 08:19 PM (e8kgV)

323 You've read the masthead, right. Posted by: Jean at October 01, 2015 01:02 AM (Ho2H+) It will be a spontaneous thing, and horrific, on that day.

Posted by: goon at September 30, 2015 08:21 PM (gy5kE)

324 I think I posted here at the wrong time, my apologies

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:23 PM (kejii)

325 They will just gravitate to whoever promises them the most free shit. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac As post-apocalypse warlord, I would promise a free colander face mask for every 10 hippie scalps

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 08:25 PM (awspb)

326

No apologies, FCF.  I just don't have any wisdom to share.  Don't take that as a lack of interest or sympathy.  I'm sure everyone here wishes you the best, and some probably have some experience/expertise to offer.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:25 PM (QDnY+)

327 If the USA was in a WWII-style war dtarting tomorrow, half the population here would be on the other side.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 08:27 PM (MQEz6)

328 understood rhomboid, it has been insane day all the way around

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:28 PM (kejii)

329 No apologies, FCF. I just don't have any wisdom to share. Don't take that as a lack of interest or sympathy. Posted by: rhomboid This. I have absolutely no idea how to even begin to handle that, other than offering my prayers.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 08:29 PM (awspb)

330 FCF - May you & your children be blessed with Wisdom and Healing ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at September 30, 2015 08:30 PM (qOsoH)

331 >>>Saw a rant on Facebook today from a leftist that was all pissy that his doctor dropped him as a patient because the doc had too many Medicare patients. All of his fellow leftists decried that the doctor was being "greedy", and by gosh, these doctors must be forced to take more Medicare patients. I'm sorry, but that is correct. And if fewer and fewer people decide to become doctors, then we must mandate that a certain quota of students with the right aptitudes are forced to become doctors. As those greedy bastards seek to evade their obligation to provide you with your right to free healthcare, we will continue to box them in and plug up their escape routes so that they will finally contribute their fair share. And to enact these reforms we need strong benevolent leaders who are not afraid to reorganize society according to rational, scientific principles. You deserve no less.

Posted by: Sanders/Warren 2016 at September 30, 2015 08:30 PM (1Zmfg)

332 320 I have a problem that maybe someone can point me in the right direction. My 33 yr old son has been a drug addict for a long time, he is now homeless (not for the first time) still not seeking help. the mental health place pops him on all sorts of drugs that he either takes wrong or sells. My 30 yr olddaughter who is beautiful and smart has now decided to tie her wagon to an overcontrolling insecure boy. I am terrified for my kids... Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 01:18 AM (kejii) FCF -- you need also to list out your resources. Do you have a church? Do you have family? Do you have friends? Do you have a Moron Horde? Do you live in a place where law enforcement can be a help?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 08:30 PM (EzgxV)

333

goon, and Jean, put me down in the "nah, ain't happening" column.  Talkin' about big, kinetic push-back to the tsunami of idiocy that has swamped our boat. 

 

A prosperous, orderly, quiescent place like this isn't resorting to violence.

 

It's "burning" now.  People leave CA for TX.  Voters stop voting.  People leave the military before they'd planned to.  General acquiescence to judicial rule, histrionic corruption and lawlessness in the ruling non-elites, indulged lawlessness for favored groups (illegals, certain non-whites), breath-taking racism from the highest levels, govt. abuse unprecedented in our history (IRS, VA), etc.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:31 PM (QDnY+)

334 Don,t let me kill the thread though! Someone will skin me and then toss me in the barrell!

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:32 PM (kejii)

335 As those greedy bastards seek to evade their obligation to provide you with your right to free healthcare, we will continue to box them in and plug up their escape routes so that they will finally contribute their fair share. Posted by: Sanders/Warren 2016 Remember comrades, allowing them to drink their daily vodka ration on the job makes them more compliant and only slightly impacts efficiency.

Posted by: Soviet Minister of Health at September 30, 2015 08:33 PM (awspb)

336 335 Don,t let me kill the thread though! Someone will skin me and then toss me in the barrell! Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 01:32 AM (kejii) You must be new here. Just don't cut-and-paste from Word.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 08:33 PM (EzgxV)

337 Just don't cut-and-paste from Word. Posted by: cthulhu And always close tags.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 08:36 PM (awspb)

338 It's "burning" now. People leave CA for TX. Voters stop voting. People leave the military before they'd planned to. General acquiescence to judicial rule, histrionic corruption and lawlessness in the ruling non-elites, indulged lawlessness for favored groups (illegals, certain non-whites), breath-taking racism from the highest levels, govt. abuse unprecedented in our history (IRS, VA), etc.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 01:31 AM (QDnY+)


I don't think it's a burn as much as it is an implosion.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 08:36 PM (J+mig)

339 If the USA was in a WWII-style war dtarting tomorrow, half the population here would be on the other side. So the same as 1941. Better odds then the revolution; then we only had 3%.

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2015 08:36 PM (Ho2H+)

340

eman, you're also in CA, right?

 

If you meant half the populace in CA, make that 2/3 on the other side.  Of course it varies greatly by location.  In SF or central LA, more like 9/10 on the other side.  While in the Central Valley, probably tilted against the alien freaks (my clinical term for people who are "American" only as a technicality, and in no other meaningful way - not talking about citizenship status here at all).

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:37 PM (QDnY+)

341 > 320 I have a problem that maybe someone can point me in the right direction. My 33 yr old son has been a drug addict for a long time, he is now homeless (not for the first time) still not seeking help. the mental health place pops him on all sorts of drugs that he either takes wrong or sells. OK. If he has a passport, ship him to Capetown, SA on a one-way tourist visa ticket, with nothing more than whatever money he has in hand. There are enough hostile non-whites from the airport outwards to skin him (literally) that he'll have to learn how to survive, and find his way back, or not. > My 30 yr old daughter who is beautiful and smart has now decided to tie her wagon to an overcontrolling insecure boy. Show up unannouced and poke a shotgun in this jerkwads face. Tell him to put up or shutup, boy. Simultaneously, offer her a one-way ticket to Anchorage, Alaska, where single pretty women are scarce. > \I am terrified for my kids... Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 01:18 AM (kejii) Too bad. I have little patience with anybody's brats of any age.

Posted by: Faith, in all your good works at September 30, 2015 08:39 PM (vZkoS)

342 Every so often, "real people" hit a pause on the blog. Knowing that the software is so stable, the trolls are such mensches, the DoS attacks are nonexistent, and nobody anywhere wants to mess with Ace and/or Pixy, the reasons for such pauses are a complete mystery.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 08:40 PM (EzgxV)

343 the DoS attacks are nonexistent, and nobody anywhere wants to mess with Ace and/or Pixy, Posted by: cthulhu That's because the hamsters' teeth are really sharp.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 08:42 PM (awspb)

344 A prosperous, orderly, quiescent place like this isn't resorting to violence. History begs to differ.

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2015 08:43 PM (Ho2H+)

345 Remember comrades, allowing them to drink their daily vodka ration on the job makes them more compliant and only slightly impacts efficiency.

Posted by: Soviet Minister of Health at October 01, 2015 01:33 AM (awspb)


Don't forget, plant more potatoes for 5 year plan.  More potatoes means more wodka.  Nobody wants to go through Communism sober!  Do your part for the Motherland and the Party!

Posted by: Commissar Cato, Communism Coping Coordinator at September 30, 2015 08:44 PM (J+mig)

346 Stretch Pelosi said, "You know extending unemployment insurance benefits creates jobs, right? Well just think how many jobs will be created with all of these immigrants coming in".

Posted by: Hank at September 30, 2015 08:45 PM (JyDJn)

347 I'm sorry, but that is correct. And if fewer and fewer people decide to become doctors, then we must mandate that a certain quota of students with the right aptitudes are forced to become doctors. Posted by: Sanders/Warren 2016 at October 01, 2015 01:30 AM (1Zmfg) Not exactly. Affirmative action thinking dictates that aptitude doesn't matter for anything. The whole idea of "aptitude" and "competency" is nothing but the white man's oppressive racism We will just lower the doctoring standards so that we can get a bunch of diversified doctors to fill the spots. We're not all that far away, now, so just going the last few yards won't change much. Generating new doctors will never be a problem. Just print up a new diploma. Easy-peezy!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 08:45 PM (zc3Db)

348 cthulhu long time lurker but do post. Resourced well, said daughter lives here and I watch the grandkids. Son in another state, No local friends, church is my garden. (sorry just not Southern Baptist.) I am trying to hang on in the game but they keep changing the rules on me

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:46 PM (kejii)

349 Generating new doctors will never be a problem. Just print up a new diploma. Easy-peezy! Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair Just for prole doctors. The white, patriarchal standards will still apply for doctors serving the politburo and nomenclatura.

Posted by: Soviet Minister of Health at September 30, 2015 08:49 PM (awspb)

350 faith, if I ever point any kind of weapon at this jerk, i WILL use it. but thanks for inspiration

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:50 PM (kejii)

351

Cato, yes I think implosion is a good metaphor.  It's the incremental nature that I see as continuing.  Like everyone I'm just speculating, but I just don't see anything dramatic, kinetic, violent.  More self-sorting (move to TX and other sanctuaries), more ratchet.  Always more ratchet.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:54 PM (QDnY+)

352

An old Soviet medical joke/aphorism:  "polyi parkyetniye, vrachi aknyetniye"

 

("floors are parquet, docs are OK")

 

Reference to exactly the dichotomized medical system (nomenklatura/everybody else) people are referring to here. 

 

But folks don't leave out the best part.  Medicare will probably achieve two separate and impressive things - bankrupt the country AND destroy the level and availability of care, at the same time.  Now that's a special kind of genius only non-market systems can dream of.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 08:58 PM (QDnY+)

353 To change my subject, I havent seen anything but a nurse practioner for a very long time, to be honest I usually trust them more

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 08:59 PM (kejii)

354 320 I have a problem that maybe someone can point me in the right direction. My 33 yr old son has been a drug addict for a long time, he is now homeless (not for the first time) still not seeking help. the mental health place pops him on all sorts of drugs that he either takes wrong or sells. My 30 yr olddaughter who is beautiful and smart has now decided to tie her wagon to an overcontrolling insecure boy. I am terrified for my kids... Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 01:18 AM (kejii) Stupid question but have you put your concerns in front of them? What was their reaction?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:02 PM (9jeGC)

355 And yes, I woke up. Eating PB filled pretzel nuggets and Gatorade.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:03 PM (9jeGC)

356 349 cthulhu long time lurker but do post. Resourced well, said daughter lives here and I watch the grandkids. Son in another state, No local friends, church is my garden. (sorry just not Southern Baptist.) I am trying to hang on in the game but they keep changing the rules on me Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 01:46 AM (kejii) Friend, post more. Anyone sane is currently worried about things going sideways for themselves or their loved ones -- and when their son is involved with drugs or their daughter is raising children in the absence of a man of substance and honor, there is every reason to be more worried. And, unfortunately, there is no panacea by which these issues may be escaped. It will be a long, hard -- and potentially neverending -- slog to keep your loved ones safe from harm. Consider going to NarcAnon for your son. It's not just for people who are addicts, themselves -- it can steer you toward resources and alert you to schemes and stratagems. And this is going to sound weird and stupid, but find your closest neighbor who is a pastor-level religious person. Get to know 'em a bit, buy 'em lunch, and bitch your heart out about your daughter. Their theology might not float your boat, but having that responsibility with a group of people means that they will have resources and contacts. If your first contact with the Baptists doesn't work, try again with the Sikhs. No truly holy man can deny a man's concern for his daughter and grandkids, and you will gain unexpected, but stalwart, allies.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:05 PM (EzgxV)

357 FCF

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 09:06 PM (uZNvH)

358 RWC - weird.  Just sat down, refreshed screen and saw your comment - I'm eating PB filled pretzel nuggest with bourbon/ginger.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:06 PM (QDnY+)

359 Regarding the person with the homeless drug addict son, I am sorry to report but your son may be beyond help. He is doing what he wants to do. The drugs. Now the drugs are doing him. I am surrounded by similar cases. Some come around, most never do and they die young, in the streets. I wish I had better news.

Posted by: navybrat at September 30, 2015 09:08 PM (ETxiG)

360 FCF for your son, there is always the 'tough love' approach

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 09:09 PM (uZNvH)

361 FCF, sorry to hear of your troubles, but I have a buddy with similar problems (drug addicted daughters) and he has poured endless resources into 'helping' with absolutely no improvement; one of them recently looted their house for drug money.
 
WZ has a piece up that one of Scankle's emails, from her private account, was actually written by Huma. This means, of course, that Huma had full access to all of Hillary's emails.
 
Now now, don't all of you faint at once at this shocking news.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:09 PM (gyKtp)

362 Yes to both children, son still tries for money. Daughter won't listen but I am actually not sure because this lil asshole wants to change everything about he and has told me that he doesn't want any other man looking at her. She has a 10 and 4 yr ikd, the lil one the spitting image of her mom I am rambling, apologies, I have to be up to put them on school buses tomorrow morning

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 09:09 PM (kejii)

363 359 RWC - weird. Just sat down, refreshed screen and saw your comment - I'm eating PB filled pretzel nuggest with bourbon/ginger. Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY) 'Cause I left you some. When you go to bed can you turn down the TV... Oh, and don't look in your closet. *this comment has not been traced and it is not coming from inside your house.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:10 PM (9jeGC)

364 What fresh hell is on the agenda for tonight? In local news, i was able to get a refund from Lowes for the weed-whacker that didn't whack weeds with sufficient vigor to be worthy of its keep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:10 PM (0yhH4)

365 RWC - weird. Just sat down, refreshed screen and saw your comment - I'm eating PB filled pretzel nuggest with bourbon/ginger. Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY+) Those peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets are scarily addictive, and the plastic jugs they come in are so useful for storing nuts and bolts that it's all too easy to rationalize over-consumption of said nuggets. Not that I would ever do that, of course.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:13 PM (0yhH4)

366 357 >> Consider going to NarcAnon for your son.
 
cthulhu, if you mean Narconon, I'd say no way -- That's a Scientology based program run by the same outfit. And I wouldn't send a dead person to Scientology, let alone a live one.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:13 PM (gyKtp)

367 363 Yes to both children, son still tries for money. Daughter won't listen but I am actually not sure because this lil asshole wants to change everything about he and has told me that he doesn't want any other man looking at her. She has a 10 and 4 yr ikd, the lil one the spitting image of her mom I am rambling, apologies, I have to be up to put them on school buses tomorrow morning Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 02:09 AM (kejii) No apologies necessary, that's what an OT ONT is for. 'Doesn't want any other man looking at her' is FLAGS UP. That won't end well and is probably not all that good right now. Major sign.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:14 PM (9jeGC)

368 I'm back. Had to work for a bit. cthulhu, isn't NarcAnon a scientology group?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:15 PM (ntObR)

369 363 Yes to both children, son still tries for money. Daughter won't listen but I am actually not sure because this lil asshole wants to change everything about he and has told me that he doesn't want any other man looking at her. She has a 10 and 4 yr ikd, the lil one the spitting image of her mom I am rambling, apologies, I have to be up to put them on school buses tomorrow morning Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 02:09 AM (kejii) FCF -- please read @357. I'm giving you the best advice I can, and I truly believe it can make a difference for the better in your life -- and in your kids' lives. NarcAnon can help you move from a feelings-based interaction with your son to a success-based interaction. And pastor-level local contacts in faith-based communities can provide you tools to help and sustain your daughter's family.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:15 PM (EzgxV)

370 Oops, may be thinking of NarcOnon. NarcAnon, I assume, is Narcotics Anonymous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:15 PM (ntObR)

371

AOP, I have no idea what you're referring to re the pretzel nuggets.  Completely in the vapor here.  I can stop chomping on them any time I want.  Really.

 

Ahemm.

 

And my preferred re-purposed storage is Trader Joe's coffee bean cans for my brass (reloading).  The big 28 oz. ones best, I'm transitioning to only those, as I only reload 5 calibers.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:16 PM (QDnY+)

372 Thank you all for the insights, I will more actively look for answers on daughter, son is and has been a tough love case, I just keep hoping... Goodnight all

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 09:16 PM (kejii)

373 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 01, 2015 02:13 AM (0yhH4) I have a little bag (that I'm sure I'll finish) Think it was from a gift basket. But yeah, usually have the bucket of them and they would be gone quite easily. And as a testament to how good they are... Eating them without a damn tooth in my mouth.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:16 PM (9jeGC)

374 367 357 >> Consider going to NarcAnon for your son. cthulhu, if you mean Narconon, I'd say no way -- That's a Scientology based program run by the same outfit. And I wouldn't send a dead person to Scientology, let alone a live one. Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2015 02:13 AM (gyKtp) No, I meant the one that's an outgrowth of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:17 PM (EzgxV)

375 Posted by: FCF at October 01, 2015 02:16 AM (kejii) Prayers up even if you aren't asking.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:17 PM (9jeGC)

376 369 I'm back. Had to work for a bit. cthulhu, isn't NarcAnon a scientology group? Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:15 AM (ntObR) 369 I'm back. Had to work for a bit. cthulhu, isn't NarcAnon a scientology group? Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:15 AM (ntObR) 369 I'm back. Had to work for a bit. cthulhu, isn't NarcAnon a scientology group? Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:15 AM (ntObR) Thanks to those highlighting the difference -- there are scumsuckers trying to "sound-alike" the programs meant to help in order to recruit the damaged and weak. *cough -- Scientologists* Avoid these.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:21 PM (EzgxV)

377 No, I meant the one that's an outgrowth of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program. Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:17 AM (EzgxV) NA. Narcotics Anonymous. Even have their own books. and they give you glow in the dark key chains .

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:21 PM (9jeGC)

378 FCF, this is all I can really offer

http://tinyurl.com/nkftgx3

I too have to go to bed, good luck and I hope everything works out
please let us know how it goes

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 09:21 PM (uZNvH)

379 When you are doing drugs, the drugs are the most important thing in the whole world to you. Not your health, not your friends and family, not your finances, not even your own well being. Something has to take the place of the drugs at the top of the pyramid of desire.

Posted by: navybrat at September 30, 2015 09:21 PM (ETxiG)

380 cthulhu, no problem no problem no problem ;-) ;-) ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:22 PM (ntObR)

381 Gnu brought it up first Gnu brought it up first Gnu brought it up first

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:22 PM (ntObR)

382 cthulhu, if you mean Narconon, I'd say no way -- That's a Scientology based program run by the same outfit. And I wouldn't send a dead person to Scientology, let alone a live one. Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2015 02:13 AM (gyKtp) No, I meant the one that's an outgrowth of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program. Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:17 AM (EzgxV) *whistles*

Posted by: The Thetans at September 30, 2015 09:24 PM (vBeA5)

383 And my preferred re-purposed storage is Trader Joe's coffee bean cans for my brass (reloading). The big 28 oz. ones best, I'm transitioning to only those, as I only reload 5 calibers. Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 02:16 AM (QDnY+) I have half a dozen of those plastic jars filled with nuts, bolts, and washers that have been put through the AOP cleaning regimen, waiting to be sorted. And waiting, and waiting. Scarcity of round tuits, yannow. To clean rusty, greasy, cruddy small hardware: dump 5 pounds or so into a cement mixer. Add water, and about 1/4 pound of caustic soda. Tumble for a an hour or two, and rinse with several changes of fresh water, then spread out on cloth-covered tables in the sunshine to dry. Does a fine job. Warning: brass and aluminum parts may be severely etched or dissolved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:24 PM (0yhH4)

384 Never heard of NarcAnon but that's definitely not NA. NA is a mirror image of AA. In my neck of the woods it's a much younger and I hate to say 'funner' group to be around but they are. Even though strictly alcohol I got my start and felt WAY more welcome at NA meetings.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 30, 2015 09:24 PM (9jeGC)

385 375 No, I meant the one that's an outgrowth of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:17 AM (EzgxV)
 
Okay. Those two name are eerily similar, no? Just checking.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:24 PM (gyKtp)

386 382 Gnu brought it up first Gnu brought it up first Gnu brought it up first Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:22 AM (ntObR) *Hic!*

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:25 PM (EzgxV)

387 In local news, i was able to get a refund from Lowes for the weed-whacker that didn't whack weeds with sufficient vigor to be worthy of its keep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Well, we can wack if you wanna 'nyu~
We can wack those weeds behind.
'Cause if your weeders don't wack, and if they don't wack,
Well, they ain't no weeders of mine ...



Posted by: weft cut-hat[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:25 PM (JmGFJ)

388 Funny, Trader Joe's and Lowe's tonight in the same thread. Just tonight and *last* night, I typed up workers' comp defense letters where both companies were defendants. There's also, believe it or not, a workers' comp case that's widely cited, called the Del Taco case. (And yes, it involves illegals who were hired on the job.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:27 PM (ntObR)

389 btw, Narconon was started in 1966 according to wiki; they had the name first.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:28 PM (gyKtp)

390 GnuBreed, yup. L. Ron probably could see NA coming. Hubbard was crazy but also spooky smart.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:29 PM (ntObR)

391 389 Funny, Trader Joe's and Lowe's tonight in the same thread. Just tonight and *last* night, I typed up workers' comp defense letters where both companies were defendants. There's also, believe it or not, a workers' comp case that's widely cited, called the Del Taco case. (And yes, it involves illegals who were hired on the job.) Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:27 AM (ntObR) I won't eat a single thing from Taco Bell, but there are some yummy items at Del Tacoburger.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:29 PM (EzgxV)

392 Well, we can wack if you wanna 'nyu~ We can wack those weeds behind. 'Cause if your weeders don't wack, and if they don't wack, Well, they ain't no weeders of mine ... Posted by: weft cut-hat at October 01, 2015 02:25 AM (JmGFJ) That was Men Without Weed, wasn't it? But if you pay good money for a weed-whacker, and you can only spend 1/4 of your time with whackin' weeds, and the other 3/4 trying to make it run, you didn't get your money's worth. I put the bad one back in its carton, and (once again) refurbed my old one and got some of the weed-whacking done. And got some parts today to complete the refurb.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:29 PM (0yhH4)

393 There's also, believe it or not, a workers' comp case that's widely cited, called the Del Taco case. (And yes, it involves illegals who were hired on the job.)

Posted by: qdpsteve


It's almost as if to start a labor-intensive business at this point is an exercise in either futility or bribery.

Posted by: weft cut-hat[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:31 PM (JmGFJ)

394 cthulhu, can understand. Taco Bell is part of the YUM! Brands borg, but Del Taco is still Del Taco.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:31 PM (ntObR)

395 *reminds self to be cautious for next few weeks and open the mailbox very carefully; you never know when a rattlesnake might decide to nest there if you write something bad about a certain cult*

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:31 PM (gyKtp)

396

Have never been to a Del Taco (grew up in SoCal).

 

A friend who has legit serious back/neck issues from work injuries was in the CA disability system for a while.  He's well-meaning but pretty NPR-clueless on public spending/public sector etc, and he was apoplectic about the abuse and waste he was exposed to, at every turn.  Thought I saw a serious estimate that fraud in the CA worker's compensation system alone is in the tens/hundreds of millions of $$$ - that's million, for a state program.

 

And not one chance - in a million - that anything will ever be done about it.  And very likely - 10 to 1 - that it will get significantly *worse*.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:32 PM (QDnY+)

397 Oh, and the Del Taco case established (I believe in about 1987): - California law *requires* any employee, even an illegal immigrant, be provided disability benefits if they get hurt on the job. BUT, employers do *not* have to provide vocational rehabilitation services to them so that they can find a better job. If you can figure out how that makes any sense, you're smarter than me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:33 PM (ntObR)

398 rhomboid, you'd be surprised how many employers are defending themselves with the use of what in the workers' comp legal field is called "sub rosa." That's a fancy name for videotape surveillance of applicants. It's shocking how many of these people who have claimed they can't work and can barely move, have been caught *on tape*, after just *one* secret visit by these investigators, all but doing cartwheels on their front lawns. Good news is, it's still legal and getting more popular with employers and workers' comp insurance companies by the minute. And they have *no* problem setting up the "injured workers" with fraud charges as well once they find their entire clams are giant crocks full o'shit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:35 PM (ntObR)

399 clams? claims. I know of workers' comp defense attorneys who, after sitting through a long applicant's deposition, where said benefit receiver has gone through a long sad litany of all the things they cant' do anymore, just LOVE to say "hold on a minute, I have something for you to see." Then they pop in the DVD of the sub rosa, and there's the sad, so-badly-hurt applicant at his house lifting weights, working on his car, doing jumping jacks, wrestling a bear... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:38 PM (ntObR)

400 So strange that bad behavior doesn't yield good behavior ... ever. And no amount of Federal bureaucracy seems to change that for the better.

So.strange.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:39 PM (JmGFJ)

401 - California law *requires* any employee, even an illegal immigrant, be provided disability benefits if they get hurt on the job. BUT, employers do *not* have to provide vocational rehabilitation services to them so that they can find a better job. If you can figure out how that makes any sense, you're smarter than me. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:33 AM (ntObR) Forget the "BUT". The first part is just totally insane. The only benefit an illegal should get for being hurt on the job is a free ticket out of the country.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 09:39 PM (zc3Db)

402 once they find their entire clams are giant crocks full o'shit. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:35 AM (ntObR) Oh my!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 30, 2015 09:40 PM (0yhH4)

403

well that's good news, qd, thanks for that. 

 

I was just struck by my friend's tales.  He's a good citizen, and fairly practical on medical things - likes to keep it simple, do less rather than more, etc. - and he was constantly having to turn away suggestions from doctors, therapists, et al that he considered clearly just nest-feathering waste of $$.  He was shocked and fairly angry at times. 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:40 PM (QDnY+)

404 WWII: US and USSR team up to defeat Nazi Germany Now: US and Russia team up to defeat the US

   -- David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 30, 2015

 
Heh.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:41 PM (gyKtp)

405 395 cthulhu, can understand. Taco Bell is part of the YUM! Brands borg, but Del Taco is still Del Taco. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:31 AM (ntObR) The only remotely edible part of Yum Brands is Pizza Hut, and that's a stretch. My favorite bit of trivia, though, is that Taco Bell is named that because its precursors were "Bell's Drive-In" and "Bell's Hamburgers and Hot Dogs". They were all founded by Glen Bell.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:43 PM (EzgxV)

406

Yep, most think it's just a name (and the original buildings had the mission-style facade with the bell), but it's a *proper* name. 

 

Of course it was Taco Hell to us.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:45 PM (QDnY+)

407 Glen Bell was a good guy. I believe I read in Gustavo Arellano's Taco USA that he was a marine in either WW2 or Korea.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:45 PM (ntObR)

408 cthulhu, I also read that Bell admitted he was somewhat motivated to become a fast food king by... envy. He lived in San Bernardino not far from where the McDonald brothers had started up McDonalds, and noticed the beautiful new Cadillacs they got to drive once they started franchising. I read Bell actually used that to motivate himself, that he was going to get his own Cadillac someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:47 PM (ntObR)

409 According to Wiki, Bell served as a Marine in the big one: WW2.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:48 PM (ntObR)

410 For whom, then, do the Bells toil?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 30, 2015 09:48 PM (0yhH4)

411 Off, crusty sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:49 PM (0yhH4)

412 My favorite bit of trivia, though, is that Taco Bell is named that because its precursors were "Bell's Drive-In" and "Bell's Hamburgers and Hot Dogs". They were all founded by Glen Bell.

Posted by: cthulhu


Their signature 'mission' style restaurants are slowly dying out in SoCal. Most have been remodeled for larger retail space but some have been sold because of poor siting.

There are a few 'mission' restaurants that were sold off to independent taco joints. Still funny to pull up to what looks like a Taco Bell only to see "Mani's #5".

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:50 PM (JmGFJ)

413 weft-cut, yup. The original Taco Bell in Downey, California, built/opened 1962, is (or perhaps was) in danger of being torn down, from what I read about a year ago. It's probably gone by now (it was no longer owned by the chain).

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:51 PM (ntObR)

414 406 395 cthulhu, can understand. Taco Bell is part of the YUM! Brands borg, but Del Taco is still Del Taco. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:31 AM (ntObR) The only remotely edible part of Yum Brands is Pizza Hut, and that's a stretch. My favorite bit of trivia, though, is that Taco Bell is named that because its precursors were "Bell's Drive-In" and "Bell's Hamburgers and Hot Dogs". They were all founded by Glen Bell. Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:43 AM (EzgxV) The imagination runs wild: Pizza Bell Sushi Bell Falafel Bell Philly Bell .....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 09:51 PM (EzgxV)

415 I've also read the first Papa John's was a remodeled/repurposed Taco Bell location.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:52 PM (ntObR)

416

I actually think it's funny, the whole surreal Syria debacle.  Dunno if the russkis *really* just hit anti-Assad but non-ISIS targets, but it's logical, and good for them, and it's funny.  The ridiculous WH spokesman is again using the (always absurd and odd) line that Russia is acting from weakness.

 

Things are really off the charts, seriously.  The US spokesman, concerning affairs of state and active wars, is making ludicrous cocktail-party comments directed to the dumb NPR types who made his job possible (Beltway dimwits and voters).   It's a closed loop of mediocrities and lightweights.  Of course the broader public doesn't care, as it doesn't about anything that does not affect them directly - nearly physically - in the next 3 hours. 

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:53 PM (QDnY+)

417 Falafel Bell Philly Bell ..... Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:51 AM (EzgxV) And, I am given to understand, "Puberty Bell" is an up-and-comer in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:54 PM (0yhH4)

418 cthulhu, Bell took a break after hitting it big with tacos, but one of his early TB partners went out and also almost immediately hit it big starting up... Wienerschnitzel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 09:54 PM (ntObR)

419 Philly Bell Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 02:51 AM (EzgxV) I saw them play. There were about 6 streakers in the crowd and towards the end the fans rushed the field (from boredom, I think) while the teams played the last few minutes at the other end.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 09:55 PM (zc3Db)

420 The imagination runs wild:

Pizza Bell

Sushi Bell

Falafel Bell

Philly Bell

.....

Posted by: cthulhu


1. Could be bad, could be good. Calzone, right?
2. No, entirely misses the point. again sushi means vinegar rice.
3. Yes, could work, needs to have rave music 24/7/399.
4. Dittos.


Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:55 PM (JmGFJ)

421 Darn. Brain fade is setting in. Time to get horizontal for eight hours. Night, peeps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 09:58 PM (0yhH4)

422 Then again, I am the creator of the taco taco.

Taco meaning octopus in the Nihongo.

The recipe needs work but eventually that seaside shack on the coast will be mine.


Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 09:58 PM (JmGFJ)

423

Yes weft, you still see the original Taco Bell buildings and they often are now independent Mexican joints (and often very good, and much better of course than Taco Hell).  There's a certain category of Mexican places that don't really belong in the "fast food" category - their food is mostly prepared to order, just quickly.  Certain items at some of those places approach true good Mexican street food (but not quite - you're not gonna get mesquite grilled beef in your carne asada taco).

 

Speaking of history, I think the #2 location for Jack in the Box is close to me.  It was a Jack's when I was a little kid, so the timing fits.  Still a Jack's location, too.  Way back then (mid 60s) Jack's had shrimp on the menu (!), I remember it.  And of course tacos - think they were the first American chain to have them.  

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 09:59 PM (QDnY+)

424 rhomboid, I still remember Rodney Allen Rippy. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:00 PM (ntObR)

425 416 I've also read the first Papa John's was a remodeled/repurposed Taco Bell location. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 02:52 AM (ntObR) Looks like not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_John's_Pizza Incidentally, I was happier than hell to find a "Me-N-Ed's pizza" [ http://www.meneds.com/ ] nearby. It's a part of my childhood down your way and I thought it must be long gone.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:00 PM (EzgxV)

426 cthulhu, there's a Me 'n' Eds here in Lakewood within walking distance of me. It's been open continuously since 1963, and the *very last* location left in all of SoCal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:01 PM (ntObR)

427 Here's one that's almost dead in SoCal: H. Salt Fish.

Used to be dozens of them. Now I think there are only 3 or 4 in SoCal.

My fam used to go there regularly. That malt vinegar is tattooed on my mind.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:04 PM (JmGFJ)

428

Wow, never heard of Me-n-Eds (I'm south of the Orange Curtain, well south).

 

weft, tako is tasteless (to me, anyway), so the tako taco will need some kick-ass condiments.  Squid and octopus, like snails, are merely transparent excuses/vehicles for other things/flavors anyway, so that would be normal. 

 

Garlic truffle oil tacos, with some chile heat?

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 10:05 PM (QDnY+)

429 Been looking for this for a long time. The complete "Town meeting of the world" which was a de facto debate between Ronald Reagan and Robert F. Kennedy. Reagan verbally bitch-slaps RFK so hard. http://preview.tinyurl.com/q8hkxbn

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 30, 2015 10:06 PM (vBeA5)

430 weft-cut, still a few H. Salts left...but I've found the hard way, they're not in good shape. And rhomboid, there's a Mexican place like you describe here in Lakewood called Adobo Taco Grill, in fact I went there just yesterday for lunch. Yummy carne asada tacos and HOT salsa. Getting reviews so good, people are coming from a LONG way away to try them, including from L.A. itself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:06 PM (ntObR)

431 427 cthulhu, there's a Me 'n' Eds here in Lakewood within walking distance of me. It's been open continuously since 1963, and the *very last* location left in all of SoCal. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:01 AM (ntObR) The one I remember was across the street from a mall that I vaguely recall had "The White House" as a major tenant. It may well have been in Lakewood, 'cause I spent a large part of my childhood in the vicinity. I believe it was on the north side of a major E-W thoroughfare. I've dragged Arbalest to the one up here.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:07 PM (EzgxV)

432 cthulhu, hmm. Not sure where that one would have been.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:08 PM (ntObR)

433

Dang, H. Salt.  That seems to ring a small bell somewhere in my memory.

 

OK, one last wild shot in the dark for the SoCal chain restaurant memory lane exercise:  Sir George's smorgasbord restaurants.

 

Anyone remember those?  Not sure if they were regional, or local.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 10:08 PM (QDnY+)

434 rhomboid, 'fraid I don't remember 'em. But, this site will bring back some memories... http://www.oldlarestaurants.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:11 PM (ntObR)

435 I still miss Love's. "When you're in Love's, the whole world's delicious..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:11 PM (ntObR)

436 weft, tako is tasteless (to me, anyway), so the tako taco will need some kick-ass condiments. Squid and octopus, like snails, are merely transparent excuses/vehicles for other things/flavors anyway, so that would be normal.

Garlic truffle oil tacos, with some chile heat?

Posted by: rhomboid


a ) yes, and octopus has to be cooked carefully; 30 seconds fried, or 30 minutes sauteed.

b ) I'm thinking deep-fried for a baja-style taco, cabbage, crema, chili sauce, etc.

c ) but taco taco is funneh... ok, mebbe not, but I need to retire on a beach in Japan soon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:12 PM (JmGFJ)

437 I still miss Love's.

"When you're in Love's, the whole world's delicious..."

Posted by: qdpsteve


HAH! I think it was called Love's Pit. As in the 70's affectation of calling everything either a 'Pit' or a 'Hut'.

They did have good smokey beans, that's all I can remember about their fare.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:15 PM (JmGFJ)

438 I remember Sir Georges but I think they were gone before I was old enough to try one. There was also the Smorgabobs chain elsewhere in CA. The year I spent on the carnival circuit featured many visits to those and much profit eliminated.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 30, 2015 10:16 PM (IdCqF)

439 434 Dang, H. Salt. That seems to ring a small bell somewhere in my memory. OK, one last wild shot in the dark for the SoCal chain restaurant memory lane exercise: Sir George's smorgasbord restaurants. Anyone remember those? Not sure if they were regional, or local. Posted by: rhomboid at October 01, 2015 03:08 AM (QDnY+) Oh, have we moved on to SoCal chains? Chi-chi's pizza. http://www.chichispizza.com/ourmenu.html In the Saugus location, used to slice in strips -- one diameter, then three-inch perpendicular cuts. Served in a pool of grease with sweet cheese....like nothing I'd ever had before. And one that's been here before -- http://clearmansrestaurants.com/northwoods/ . You have to remember, the whole faux "constructed of logs with a layer of snow" was in the SoCal climate that seldom ventured beneath 70 degrees. It was always as false as Disneyland -- but just as well-intentioned.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:17 PM (EzgxV)

440 You can still spot several places in SoCal that were original style Taco Bells. The one in Thousand Oaks was a dive shop last I saw it and the Taco Bell was transplanted about a mile down TO Blvd.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 30, 2015 10:20 PM (IdCqF)

441 436 I still miss Love's. "When you're in Love's, the whole world's delicious..." Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:11 AM (ntObR) Last I checked, there was still a single remaining Love's -- in Singapore, or some-such. Not too likely that it remained authentic. And, then, there is Sambo's.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:20 PM (EzgxV)

442 That Chi-chis is still there. Never been in it or any other.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 30, 2015 10:21 PM (IdCqF)

443 cthulhu, what I read recently is that the last Love's was in Jakarta, Indonesia - and even that one is now gone. Just as well. ISIS would have burned it down anyway.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:22 PM (ntObR)

444 Still *one* Sambo's left, I believe in Santa Barbara.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:22 PM (ntObR)

445 Some other Moron mentioned a burrito joint out of like Montana or somewhere a few years ago... they just opened a shop in North Torrance.

Freebirds World Burrito

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:23 PM (JmGFJ)

446 weft-cut, I've been to love's pit many times. Trust me, there's *no* good food there. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:23 PM (ntObR)

447 Can't sleep, but best pizza is Buddy's in Hamtramick MI, old guys taught me to play bocci ball and beer was served in boombas..... my eternal hunt is for the best donut shop lol And thanks again, will look into some options

Posted by: FCF at September 30, 2015 10:23 PM (kejii)

448 443 That Chi-chis is still there. Never been in it or any other. Posted by: Epobirs at October 01, 2015 03:21 AM (IdCqF) If it's the one out by where the Builder's Emporium used to be, you're missing out.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:25 PM (EzgxV)

449 For years in Orange County, there was a restaurant/bar/dance club/performance venue called... "The Doll Hut." I've always thought that was an incredibly weird name. Sounds like it could be the title of a Twilight Zone episode.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:26 PM (ntObR)

450 The floor for investigating Worker's Comp fraud was $32,000 last time I looked but it could be a fair bit higher now. This means that as as long as you keep it below that amount it isn't cost effective to fight fraudulent claims.

It adds up.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 30, 2015 10:27 PM (IdCqF)

451 444 cthulhu, what I read recently is that the last Love's was in Jakarta, Indonesia - and even that one is now gone. Just as well. ISIS would have burned it down anyway. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:22 AM (ntObR) It could have been Jakarta -- there was one left out at the ass-end of nowhere. The likely story is that they got some sort of long-lasting legal naming rights when the core biz went foom. But, y'know.....foom.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:28 PM (EzgxV)

452 I've always thought that was an incredibly weird name. Sounds like it could be the title of a Twilight Zone episode.

Posted by: qdpsteve


See! Yeah, in Torrance there's a dentist's office called 'The Tooth Hut.'

Why? Why? Why? Adam Carolla could, if prompted, do a 20 min bit on Pits and Huts.

None of it funny, of course, but WTF - pits and huts?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:29 PM (JmGFJ)

453 445 Still *one* Sambo's left, I believe in Santa Barbara. Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:22 AM (ntObR) I believe the original on the SB waterfront is still going. The corporation that grew up around franchises was in Carpinteria, and is now totally defunct.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:29 PM (EzgxV)

454 weft-cut, I know. There's stuff that was cool in the 1950s/early 1960s, that today is just plain creepy IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:30 PM (ntObR)

455 Builder's Emporium was long gone before I moved in the area but this is the intersection where San Fernando and Valencia become Bouquet and Soledad respectively, with the Chi-chis roughly diagonally across the street from the plaza that has the K-mart and what was a Do-It Center for a long time but is now a 99 Cent Store and a Harbor Freight.

Speaking of smorgasbords, Hometown buffet was a few doors down from the K-mart for a long time but is now a seafood buffet I've never seen fit to try.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 30, 2015 10:31 PM (IdCqF)

456 453 I've always thought that was an incredibly weird name. Sounds like it could be the title of a Twilight Zone episode. Posted by: qdpsteve See! Yeah, in Torrance there's a dentist's office called 'The Tooth Hut.' Why? Why? Why? Adam Carolla could, if prompted, do a 20 min bit on Pits and Huts. None of it funny, of course, but WTF - pits and huts? Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 01, 2015 03:29 AM (JmGFJ) Heh.....you weren't here, so you don't get it. It all has to do with "Googie" and "Tiki" architecture. There was a time in SoCal that the coolest thing was to be pseudo-modernist-Polynesian-fusion.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

457 cthulhu, oh yeah. Back when I was really young, my parents' all-time favorite thing at Disneyland was the Tiki Room. I remember even as a 10-year old in 1976 sitting there thinking, "WTF?!?!?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:33 PM (ntObR)

458 Anderson's Split Pea Restaurant

Not necessarily a "southern" CA thing but just as memorable. That weird ass sign and restaurant are indelible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:34 PM (JmGFJ)

459 weft-cut, oh yeah. Remember stopping at Andersen's as well back in the day during our yearly summer camping trips. At least the soup wasn't bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:36 PM (ntObR)

460 Andersen's was especially remembered in our family because for years at our Lutheran church, we had a Pastor (Richard) Andersen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:38 PM (ntObR)

461 Oh, The Good Earth Restaurant; the font of all that is organic, free-range and silly CA.

I remember describing their pancakes as "the ones with the seeds in them."

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:40 PM (JmGFJ)

462 456 Builder's Emporium was long gone before I moved in the area but this is the intersection where San Fernando and Valencia become Bouquet and Soledad respectively, with the Chi-chis roughly diagonally across the street from the plaza that has the K-mart and what was a Do-It Center for a long time but is now a 99 Cent Store and a Harbor Freight. Speaking of smorgasbords, Hometown buffet was a few doors down from the K-mart for a long time but is now a seafood buffet I've never seen fit to try. Posted by: Epobirs at October 01, 2015 03:31 AM (IdCqF) The money that paid for my sister and I to go to college came from building five houses in the area. When we were roofing house #2, my dad and I had an argument over his Black+Decker saw blade because he was shoving it through the roofing plywood with a great deal of effort and smoke. I used my own money to buy a saw blade from that Builder's Emporium, and the first time my dad used it, it went through the plywood so fast that he almost hit his foot with the saw and he ended up catching the top edge of the plywood in his gut. I spent the next two years saying "I told you so" before going away to college.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

463 458 cthulhu, oh yeah. Back when I was really young, my parents' all-time favorite thing at Disneyland was the Tiki Room. I remember even as a 10-year old in 1976 sitting there thinking, "WTF?!?!?" Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:33 AM (ntObR) In the late 70's, when I was in High School, there was a cliche -- "Tiki Room on acid". I'm still rather fond of it. Whenever I use "Aloha!" to say "hello" to the ONT, it's the "Aloha!" of the preshow character.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:43 PM (EzgxV)

464 Night all. Here is "Never Satisfied" by Judas Priest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EVpdv4Zb-0

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 30, 2015 10:44 PM (vBeA5)

465 Disney would make a killing franchising "the Tiki Room".

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:46 PM (JmGFJ)

466 Find a semi-occupied strip mall.

Buy the whole thing out for security.

Open a mysterious Tiki bar.

Deny e'rrything!

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:50 PM (JmGFJ)

467 weft-cut, I think you found your million-dollar idea. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:51 PM (ntObR)

468  Curse you all, now I want tacos.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 10:51 PM (vn2q2)

469 459 Anderson's Split Pea Restaurant Not necessarily a "southern" CA thing but just as memorable. That weird ass sign and restaurant are indelible. Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 01, 2015 03:34 AM (JmGFJ) The fiancee was very active in Toastmasters, and she did a well-received speech based on my family's Pea Soup lore. Essentially, we'd recast "The Beverley Hillbillies" with Pea Soup in Buellton. Ol'-man Jeb was shootin' at some food, and out from a rock came a bubblin' pea-soup. In subsequent years, they'd excavated down to a sunken grotto far underground, where blind albino slaves constantly refilled cauldrons of soup that were hauled up to the restaurant above and doled-out to travelers.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:52 PM (EzgxV)

470 And weft-cut, I have a 10-year-old niece who would *love* to see Disney start franchising out the Rainforest Cafe. She loves that place.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:52 PM (ntObR)

471
Essentially, we'd recast "The Beverley Hillbillies" with Pea Soup in Buellton. Ol'-man Jeb was shootin' at some food, and out from a rock came a bubblin' pea-soup. In subsequent years, they'd excavated down to a sunken grotto far underground, where blind albino slaves constantly refilled cauldrons of soup that were hauled up to the restaurant above and doled-out to travelers.

Posted by: cthulhu


okay, you made me laugh.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:54 PM (JmGFJ)

472 466 Disney would make a killing franchising "the Tiki Room". Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 01, 2015 03:46 AM (JmGFJ) The original concept was a restaurant. When they actually ran people through it, everyone was too busy watching the show to eat. You can still bring in food and eat it during the show, but few people do.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 10:56 PM (EzgxV)

473 cthulhu, also LOL. Funny story. Pea soup is one of those dishes that makes you wonder, "who thought of this?" I feel the same about cumin. Whoever first discovered it must have been brave with their food. "Hey this stuff smells like horseshit, let's see if it gets any better after I put it in my chili..." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:57 PM (ntObR)

474
weft-cut, I think you found your million-dollar idea. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve


Unforts, I see the initial meeting going rather poorly.

"*COUGH* You wanna do what?"

"Lawyer, get the lawyer in here!"

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 10:58 PM (JmGFJ)

475 weft-cut, oh yeah, that meeting would be... eventful. "Security!!!!1!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 10:59 PM (ntObR)

476 472 Essentially, we'd recast "The Beverley Hillbillies" with Pea Soup in Buellton. Ol'-man Jeb was shootin' at some food, and out from a rock came a bubblin' pea-soup. In subsequent years, they'd excavated down to a sunken grotto far underground, where blind albino slaves constantly refilled cauldrons of soup that were hauled up to the restaurant above and doled-out to travelers. Posted by: cthulhu okay, you made me laugh. Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 01, 2015 03:54 AM (JmGFJ) Seriously, this was the family story we'd tell people. And the fiancee actually made it into a Toastmasters' speech that won awards.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:00 PM (EzgxV)

477 474 cthulhu, also LOL. Funny story. Pea soup is one of those dishes that makes you wonder, "who thought of this?" I feel the same about cumin. Whoever first discovered it must have been brave with their food. "Hey this stuff smells like horseshit, let's see if it gets any better after I put it in my chili..." ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve at October 01, 2015 03:57 AM (ntObR) When I think "cumin", I think "enchilada sauce" -- and not too much else.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:02 PM (EzgxV)

478 Alright, peeps.

Time to hump the coffin.

Stay alive... well, don't join Scientology, or do, whatev's.


Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2015 11:03 PM (JmGFJ)

479 cthulhu, can't wait for the reality show. "Real Underground Albino Slaves of Central California."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 11:04 PM (ntObR)

480 weft-cut, like I say, don't join scientology or Xenu will get you. ;-) I gotta call it a night too everybody. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 11:04 PM (ntObR)

481 PS -- the real history: http://www.peasoupandersens.net/historyBuellton.html Note the lack of pea soup bubbling out of the ground (we refer to the restaurant as "The Font" in casual conversation), subterranean grottos, or albino slaves.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:08 PM (EzgxV)

482 If anyone hasn't figured it out, yet, I'm jiggering the routing tables tomorrow morning. Much as I wanted to psych myself into it tonight, I really need to be at the top of my game. So it's tomorrow, after I've ingested a pot of tea.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

483 Was reading down from the top and almost forgot Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2015 11:22 PM (2siCS)

484 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1L8uRApYeQ

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

485 Incidentally, I can attest to the Caribbean being unusual -- everytime you encounter it, it's like blue glass instead of what you'd expect water to look like.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

486 Why does Scripps institution hate men? and women?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2015 11:41 PM (2siCS)

487 *Listening to Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean* My daughter has to have surgery at 06:30 80s music calms me. I was able to get 3 hours sleep. Good enough.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 11:52 PM (ahx2/)

488 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPLtMMe6L-A ISIS, and anyone else opposing al-Assad, might want to duck.

Posted by: goon at September 30, 2015 11:53 PM (gy5kE)

489 If Russians tried to hack Hillary 5 times are they saying they didn't get in and Hillary's system was bulletproof? Or they just protecting her and not saying. yeah if you need any of Hill's email ask the Russkies.

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2015 12:03 AM (2siCS)

490 488 *Listening to Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean* My daughter has to have surgery at 06:30 80s music calms me. I was able to get 3 hours sleep. Good enough. Posted by: SMFH at it all at October 01, 2015 04:52 AM (ahx2/) Darlin' -- be strong. It's the best option, or you wouldn't be doing it.....here's for strength and here's for luck.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 01, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

491 >>>The imagination runs wild: Pizza Bell Sushi Bell Falafel Bell Philly Bell ..... Posted by: cthulhu --- Jindal Bell, Jindal Bell, All the Way!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 01, 2015 12:38 AM (1Zmfg)

492 Curse you all, now I want tacos. Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken --- Now your talking. Come and get it!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 01, 2015 12:42 AM (1Zmfg)

493 Now your talking. Come and get it!
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 01, 2015 05:42 AM


Now I want sausage.  Vielen Dank!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at October 01, 2015 12:51 AM (vn2q2)

494 Congrats to the Moron who said no one but Fox viewers would see Rep. McCarthy's statement about congressional hearings on Benghazi lowering Hillary's approval rating. Pure fcuking genius! It's now at the top of Yahoo! NO ONE!

Come join us in the real world!!!

BTW, it doesn't matter what he actually said! If you don't know that by now then there's no hope for you!!!

Posted by: Derp Williams at October 01, 2015 12:52 AM (2X7pN)

495 Bloat is getting out of control. I really need to lay off the Teco Bell.

Posted by: Richard M Stallman at October 01, 2015 12:57 AM (1Zmfg)

496 " Bloat is getting out of control. I really need to lay off the Teco Bell."

Now you tell me.

Posted by: Dewey Oxberger at October 01, 2015 01:00 AM (dOD0J)

497 Ha suckers, my lunch starts at 5 AM...

Downside to that there's exactly two choices, go to the Krystal down the street or bring in food from home. Food from home always wins.

Tonight's selection is Spaghetti with home made sauce, last of the tomatoes out of the garden, browned hamburger and sliced mushrooms re-enforcing some Prego sauce.

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at October 01, 2015 01:04 AM (4pjhs)

498 Why does Scripps institution hate men? and women? Posted by: Skip --- They don't hate them.They just qant them to atone for their cisprivilege.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenneri at October 01, 2015 01:07 AM (1Zmfg)

499 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at October 01, 2015 01:08 AM (2iV3X)

500 What do I win for 500th?

Posted by: fluffy at October 01, 2015 01:10 AM (2iV3X)

501 501 What do I win for 500th? Posted by: fluffy --- As I keep telling Han and Chewie, it's wrong for you to seek to profit from this situation.

Posted by: 501c3po at October 01, 2015 01:16 AM (1Zmfg)

502 G'morning, all. fluffy wins the morning Door Prize.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2015 01:16 AM (VPLuQ)

503 A set of steak knives.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 01, 2015 01:16 AM (Zu3d9)

504 And todays prize is... *Rips open prize envelope* A Spork!!! Thank you all for playing. And don't forget to patronize our sponsors.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2015 01:17 AM (VPLuQ)

505 " What do I win for 500th?"

I was going to suggest a genuine duck teeth necklace made beautiful Hekowie Squaws.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at October 01, 2015 01:21 AM (dOD0J)

506 Better prizes than Pixy just gave me. You like me! You really, really like me!

Posted by: fluffy at October 01, 2015 01:22 AM (2iV3X)

507 Given that the EMT OPs are usually just one liners, the ONT could automatically trigger a new EMT once the comments reached a certain number.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 01, 2015 01:23 AM (1Zmfg)

508 It takes a village to make an EMT.

Posted by: fluffy at October 01, 2015 01:30 AM (2iV3X)

509 Types

Deletes.

Types

Deletes.


I got nothing.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at October 01, 2015 01:41 AM (dOD0J)

510 I agree with every comment above about Marco Rubio. Rubio tells you what he thinks you want to hear and then does what he thinks will increase his wealth and power. Trump seems to be forming a (...we like big government but don't like ... mad as hell...stay off my lawn...) coalition. The GOPe loses big donors if Trump pulls it off. Changes all the rules.

Posted by: just saying at October 01, 2015 01:45 AM (1uTkE)

511 NOODLY stuff is here

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2015 01:47 AM (VPLuQ)

512 Morning thread is up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at October 01, 2015 01:48 AM (dOD0J)

513 Radio show C2C guest says Putin called out Obama for (kicking over tombstones) at the UN. Obama called out Putin for getting in the way of (democracy). Obama looks like a child if this is true.

Posted by: just saying at October 01, 2015 01:50 AM (j2xmV)

514 Dear Pope, In the book of Joshua, Chapter 6, Verse 21... when the walls of Jericho collapse and the Israelites take the now-vulnerable city... uhhhmmmm... what tool do they use? Because in MY Bible it specifically says "a sword." In fact, my Bible is chock-a-block full of instances where God commands Israel to use swords and other such weapons to kill, kill, kill. David lopped off Goliath's head not with a curling iron, but with a sword. While it is true, he who lives by the sword will die by it, that doesn't mean that we are to be unarmed, any more than it means we are to be naked or starving. God provides what we need, or so the Bible says. That includes defense. We trust in God, but we trust that our actions are aligned with his will, too. Good grief... schooling the Bishop of Rome. It's just so hard to believe.

Posted by: RobM1981 at October 01, 2015 05:35 AM (zurJC)

515 Your Pope doesn't make very much sense. I am sure glad I'm not Catholic.

Posted by: petunia at October 01, 2015 08:08 AM (VoCyE)

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