August 29, 2017

Scenes from Houston
— Ace

Video of an entire neighborhood, submerged by the relentless rains.

And Houston police Sergeant Steve Perez died driving to work, despite his wife warning him not to go. He went to his duty anyway -- but was trapped by floodwaters and drowned.

But amidst the catastrophe, human goodness as well:



More Houston Heroes noted by Bre Payton.


Someone once said that 10% of humanity is simply evil, and will always do the worst possible thing in any circumstance. 10% is almost wholly good, and will always do the right thing.

80%, this person said, would do the right thing or the wrong thing depending on what is socially permitted and socially encouraged. If society is generally wicked, they'll be wicked. If it's generally caring and brave, they'll be caring and brave -- if only to not look like shits.

Most of us are in that 80%, and such people can only hope that when a time of testing comes, we'll aspire to be part of that 10% and do the brave thing, the right thing, the good thing.

Posted by: Ace at 01:06 PM | Comments (409)
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1 1st?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 29, 2017 01:07 PM (p+Wdc)

2 Thanks for this, ace.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:08 PM (UoSKV)

3 Greater love hath no man....

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 01:08 PM (0tfLf)

4 What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy?

Posted by: Max Power at August 29, 2017 01:09 PM (q177U)

5 Bottom!

Posted by: Prezzy Cum Catcher at August 29, 2017 01:09 PM (XFue2)

6 Have any Texas morons actually been flooded? I know several have been surrounded by water and are holding their own. Hoping everyone stays lucky.

Posted by: NCKate at August 29, 2017 01:09 PM (gBS4H)

7 Jim from SND wanted to send you some picture earlier.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 29, 2017 01:10 PM (QQ+il)

8 Pictures such as these are really a welcome change from the relentless race baiting from the left. These are not white or black or Asian people, just people helping people in need. Very proud of Texas.

Posted by: General Jocelyn Elders at August 29, 2017 01:10 PM (/tuJf)

9 I don't care what your cup size is. That makes me one of the good 10%, right?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:10 PM (9oWeQ)

10 Been watching the news, its very bad but for the most part everyone seems to be working together.

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 01:10 PM (pPKG5)

11 Did you know that on most new cars, you can pull the headrests out and they have the glass breaking points on them, just like the tool everyone gives each other but no one remembers to put in the car?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 29, 2017 01:11 PM (QQ+il)

12 I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:11 PM (fiGNd)

13 The picture of the grandma and her jet ski rescuer is cute. That grandfather clock is a goner, though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:11 PM (UoSKV)

14 >>What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy? Pump the brakes.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:11 PM (9oWeQ)

15 dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 01:11 PM (/tuJf)

16 11 Did you know that on most new cars, you can pull the headrests out and they have the glass breaking points on them, just like the tool everyone gives each other but no one remembers to put in the car? Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 29, 2017 06:11 PM (QQ+il) I did not know that. (said in my best Johnny Carson voice)

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 29, 2017 01:12 PM (Enq6K)

17 Nobody in those photos seem too concerned with privilege or oppression... must not be " woke" .. like a college kid...

Posted by: kraken at August 29, 2017 01:12 PM (zSVEm)

18 Love the rescue photos. (Especially grandma on the jet ski.)

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at August 29, 2017 01:12 PM (10LGw)

19 I don't care what your cup size is. That makes me one of the good 10%, right? Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 06:10 PM (9oWeQ) I'm tearing up here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 01:13 PM (Mouru)

20 dammit Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 06:11 PM (/tuJf) ---------- That's okay. I left a Jim Comey sock on a couple of threads ago **shudder**

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:13 PM (UoSKV)

21 Someone also said don't be sad ... 'cause two out of three ain't bad.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:13 PM (fiGNd)

22 White privilege.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 01:14 PM (ywNoU)

23 What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Is that just more of the Christian-hating media making something out of nothing? I have to say, I don't know the whole story, but you would think one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort.

Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 01:14 PM (lKmt3)

24 Oh, I love the pic of the jetski rescue. Hadn't seen it yet.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:14 PM (RozsV)

25 What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy? Crawl up to the air pocket in the back window and wait for no help to arrive.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at August 29, 2017 01:14 PM (Mouru)

26 >>What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Was he the fat brother on 'Full House'?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:15 PM (9oWeQ)

27 So...granny on the jet ski. Is she wearing Crocs or sandals? And everyone on the left will want to know how could she possibly go with those shorts and the top. Clearly Times Square tourist.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 01:16 PM (0tfLf)

28 First responders make us randy!

Posted by: Barry & Reggie at August 29, 2017 01:16 PM (bc2Lc)

29 Anybody heard from Rachel Roxx?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:16 PM (XFue2)

30 What's the Joel Osteen thing?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:16 PM (zkGZ8)

31 Someone also said ... The judge split it right down the middle ... and then he gave her the better half.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:17 PM (fiGNd)

32 In college we had one required course that everyone had to pass in order to graduate, Swimming 101 also known as Drownproofing. I can't see how that sergeant could drown in those flood waters, unless he panicked or couldn't swim (or both). Short of being injured or caught on something that keeps you underwater, everyone is able to survive such a situation.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 29, 2017 01:17 PM (wfDW1)

33 26 >>What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Was he the fat brother on 'Full House'? Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 06:15 PM (9oWeQ) What is that loveable scamp up to now? Still namin' n' claimin'??

Posted by: kraken at August 29, 2017 01:17 PM (zSVEm)

34 Jeez, I don't see anyone screaming for their fucking service animal. Is the media hiding the truth from us?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 01:17 PM (O5Q3r)

35 Uff da. Was in Houston in Jan, had a thunderstorm with mild-ish flooding after. Feel so sorry for the good people there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 01:17 PM (xJa6I)

36 Joel Osteen is a species of weasel.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 01:18 PM (EN9vE)

37 one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort. I don't know. I think his church is located in a flood area. It may have been to dangerous to fill it with people. I'm not familiar enough with the area. Honestly, I can't stand the guy, but I'm not inclined to bash him without all the facts.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:18 PM (RozsV)

38 What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing?

Good pitcher for the Dodgers way back when.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 01:18 PM (O5Q3r)

39 Feel so sorry for the good people there. They deserve it... They voted for Trump...

Posted by: Rabid Lib asshole at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (O2RFr)

40 Our water heater leaked, we just discovered the damage and are having to rip out an entire room's subfloor. What a mess. Seeing grandma on the jet ski in her beautiful home in the process of being totally destroyed just made me check my attitude. My problems pale into nothingness in light of what these folks are facing. Thanks for the pictures, Ace! Prayers for Houston.

Posted by: Derak at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (/LnUG)

41 Some body made a photoshop of the first picture of a woman carrying the woman and her baby with the caption of this is how the Hollywood version would be presented.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (XFue2)

42 I managed to make it out today to get some groceries. Thankful for the stores being open a few hours.

It's still raining....

Posted by: brak at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (5iU/N)

43 I have to say, I don't know the whole story, but you would think one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort. Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 06:14 PM (lKmt3) ***** I don't know the story either but I certainly don't trust the media. I suspect that a true Christian effort does not require a public effort. Just get out there and do.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (0tfLf)

44 Since we're doing math quotes ... someone also said "There's more old drunks than there are old doctors - so let's all have another round"

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (fiGNd)

45 nckate: my dad got flooded, but the water drained out again.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (EN9vE)

46 Been seeing lots of pets getting rescued, dogs getting handed into boats, kittahs in carriers . If I remember right pets were not all that welcomed during Katrina

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 01:19 PM (pPKG5)

47 What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Is that just more of the Christian-hating media making something out of nothing? I have to say, I don't know the whole story, but you would think one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort. Posted by: Maritime Saw this on Fb earlier. Can't verify as to accuracy. "There are 1566 churches in Houston. All tax exempt to hdlp the needy. Only 60, 4%, have opened their doors to help. "

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at August 29, 2017 01:20 PM (T2Zv1)

48 >>I managed to make it out today to get some groceries. Pork Tartar w/ Halibut Gravy for dinner? (Stay Safe and Be Careful)

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:20 PM (9oWeQ)

49 I suppose when the cannibalism starts it'll pretty much be limited to barbecue, right? Because, Texas.

Posted by: Shep Smith at August 29, 2017 01:20 PM (Mouru)

50 I think the way this is being handled by the ordinary citizens, who are tired and anxious, says really great things about them. Several million tired, anxious people could easily be their own secondary disaster, but instead they are generally being kind and trying to be useful.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (rp9xB)

51 They've made a point to allow pets at shelters to keep people from not seeking rescue for fear of being separated from pets.

Even at the convention center downtown they have volunteers helping with pets.

Posted by: brak at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (5iU/N)

52 I'm guessing the always evil are closer to 2% than 10%. It's just that FakeNews is in the 2%.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (Nwg0u)

53 Thank you, Steve.

Your watch is over. Rest easy.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (XkSQF)

54 39 Feel so sorry for the good people there. They deserve it... They voted for Trump... Posted by: Rabid Lib asshole at August 29, 2017 06:19 PM (O2RFr) Shh...shhh....let the dirt wash over you...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (xJa6I)

55 Re: the Joel Osteen thing. The SW fwy, which sits directly in front of his church is impassable. It is underwater. The streets behind the church are old Houston and are iffy at best. The pictures of his "dry" church are like my dry house. For the moment, that is true. But anyone's ability to get to me in anything other than a boat is absurd.

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (f8ilN)

56 What's the Joel Osteen thing? Posted by: Fir Worth 8 figures at least. Locked his mega church to 10s of 1000s who needed shelter.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (XFue2)

57 . If I remember right pets were not all that welcomed during Katrina read a story today where a Family couldn't bring their dog into the Center and they took turns sitting outside in the rain with the dog... That is so not right...

Posted by: Rabid Lib asshole at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (O2RFr)

58 Saw this on Fb earlier. Can't verify as to accuracy. "There are 1566 churches in Houston. All tax exempt to hdlp the needy. Only 60, 4%, have opened their doors to help. " Posted by: rickb223 at August 29, 2017 06:20 PM (T2Zv1) Now that sounds like Christian bashing. How many of them are in flood areas? How many of the parishoners themselves have been evacuated?

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 01:21 PM (z/Ubi)

59 There are people out there, clicking intently on every horror shot they can find, blaming this on Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 29, 2017 01:22 PM (oVJmc)

60 "What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Is that just more of the Christian-hating media making something out of nothing? I have to say, I don't know the whole story, but you would think one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort. " From what I heard, someone reported that the Church was "inaccessible" (probably meaning the roads to it were flooded). MSN took it as "That money-grubber Joel and his sparkly wife don't care about _the _people_, shame on them!". When the real case simply was, the road was blocked/dangerous, and possibly the parking lot was flooded and couldn't be used. MSM, going after a mega-church, surprise surprise.

Posted by: Scott_T at August 29, 2017 01:22 PM (xGZ+b)

61 I think the Houston flooding proves that people are usually good, except for the cocksuckers.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 29, 2017 01:22 PM (y7DUB)

62 Re: service animals -- Any dog can be a "service animal." Knew a lady, always brought her dog into the supermarket. But, as Jose Feliciano, pointed out, No Dogs Allowed. So she went and got the dog certified as a service animal. Not a guide dog, but an emotional something or other. Legally, she can bring that dog anywhere. I think this is a trend, as I've seen lots of dogs grace supermarkets before I got out of that biz. So who knows? Maybe her "service animal" is a great Dane or a pit bull that's been trained to chew throats but she has paperwork. Could be she's just full of crap.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:23 PM (zkGZ8)

63 Oh, I love the pic of the jetski rescue. Hadn't seen it yet. Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 06:14 PM (RozsV) Who took the picture? Did that person get out safely?

Posted by: Timon at August 29, 2017 01:23 PM (NTM5E)

64 I don't care what your cup size is. - As long as the cup runneth over.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 01:23 PM (Nwg0u)

65 Saw this on Fb earlier. Can't verify as to accuracy. "There are 1566 churches in Houston. All tax exempt to hdlp the needy. Only 60, 4%, have opened their doors to help. " Posted by: rickb223 at August 29, 2017 06:20 PM (T2Zv1) You let 'em in, and next thing you know the communion wafers are gone and the baptismal font is full of piss.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 01:23 PM (Mouru)

66 I read earlier today that Osteen claimed the church was always open. It had not been closed.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 01:24 PM (0tfLf)

67 Now that sounds like Christian bashing. How many of them are in flood areas? How many of the parishoners themselves have been evacuated? Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:21 PM (z/Ubi) You should file an official complaint buzz. Being a concerned citizen and all.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:24 PM (fiGNd)

68 I would imagine the churches "in Houston" are in just as much danger as everyone else.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:24 PM (RozsV)

69 What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing?

===


That's exactly what we said.

Posted by: the lying fucking media at August 29, 2017 01:24 PM (2wRtc)

70 30 What's the Joel Osteen thing? Posted by: FireHorse ___________ Pretty decent pitcher for the Dodgers back in the day.

Posted by: Furious George at August 29, 2017 01:24 PM (j+dfT)

71
[We] "...can only hope that when a time of testing comes we'll aspire to be part of that 10% and do the brave thing, the right thing, the _good_ thing."

Amen.



Posted by: Cold Civil War at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (Z2PYk)

72 They've made a point to allow pets at shelters to keep people from not seeking rescue for fear of being separated from pets. Even at the convention center downtown they have volunteers helping with pets. -- Or so I've been told: "Bring your pets. Leave your legal, permitted handgun at home. At least for the George R. Brown convention center." Heard reports of people being turned away because they had a chl & handgun with them.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (T2Zv1)

73 Heartwarming to see everyone helping each other

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (q6c2G)

74 I'm guessing the always evil are closer to 2% than 10%. It's just that FakeNews is in the 2%. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 06:21 PM (Nwg0u) ---------- I'm with you. I'd hate to think that 10% of the population is truly evil.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (UoSKV)

75 @47, that's as may be, but I heard the Lakewood had some flooding and didn't have power or water for awhile, so they couldn't take anyone in. My guess is that a lot of the churches are either flooded or don't have the facilities to handle people, like most of the city.

Posted by: sunny-dee at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (QAOZh)

76 What's the Joel Osteen thing? Posted by: FireHorse _________ Basically the pastor of a "mega church" in the Houston area that is getting a lot of heat for not allowing the use of his stadium sized Church to help house people that are homeless right now. Again, that's the charge but suddenly cots sprung up in the Church, which probably should have happened before the PR disaster.

Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (lKmt3)

77 If I had a pet Ferret I would name it Osteen.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (mcI77)

78 Not every church needs to be open. People looking for an excuse to bash churches.

Osteen is a shady character, but you can't just throw open the doors on an arena that seats 10000+ without having people there to work...and it's largely inaccessible right now,

Posted by: brak at August 29, 2017 01:25 PM (5iU/N)

79 38 What do you guys make of the whole Joel Osteen thing? Good pitcher for the Dodgers way back when. Posted by: tu3031 ________ Sigh. Need to read the comments occasionally.

Posted by: Furious George at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (j+dfT)

80 Posted by: rickb223 at August 29, 2017 06:20 PM (T2Zv1) If you're completely flooded it it may be hard to help the needy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (iVOAv)

81 Repeating what I said the first time that one photo was posted, the little boy being carried by the rescuer is all-boy. He's sticking his feet in the water, his expression says "wow,cool! water everywhere!". Good to be that young when a traumatic thing happens. It'll mostly be an adventure memory for him when he grows up.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (v9gSJ)

82 60.4%. Who the fuvk counted? I call BS.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (0tfLf)

83 Too bad Obozo isn't there. He could walk on the water then turn the water into wine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (Nwg0u)

84 Service dog. See them all over. Some turn up their noses, me I just love dogs. As for Houston - if there's serious labor to be done and a way to get to it I can probably be on a plane tomorrow...

Posted by: JEM at August 29, 2017 01:26 PM (TppKb)

85 In the video, there is a shot of two deuce and a halfs almost completely submerged. Wow.

Posted by: Strobe at August 29, 2017 01:27 PM (gbWkA)

86 The overtopping of the Addicks and Barker impoundments has some people on Twatter screaming OMG DAM BREACH RUN.

No, not yet. They need to cool their jets.

However, these are earthen dams and the effects of overtopping water flow can scour at them and their foundations and turn into a genuine breach.

The state authorities and the Army Corps of Engineers currently say they see no risk of a breach. They've got inspectors crawling all over the structures.

If either or both of these genuinely breach, it'll be really bad news. Areas presently dry, or not ruinously wet, will get submerged. No real way to stop it.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 29, 2017 01:27 PM (ujwCG)

87 Ace's last thought is the most interesting. Why are things as shitty as they are? Why are people so stupid? I think ace's breakdown, which could be nuanced a bit, could really explain a lot. The 10% sociopaths have got control over what are considered "mores", and that gives them a lot of leverage. That will stick with me. Thank you, ace. If you could give a source that would be great.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 01:27 PM (5KVOF)

88 I believe all people are evil until proven differently. Including myself and I haven't come to final conclusion on me yet.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 01:27 PM (SjImc)

89 That jet ski rescue pic is awesome. Look at the big grin and the thumbs-up. I know that guy. Not personally, but I know lots of guys who'd be just that pleased to be in the right place and time to do something like this.

Posted by: JPS at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (47JQd)

90 in the Law and Order ripped from the headlines version she'll be carrying him

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (nFwvY)

91 83 Too bad Obozo isn't there. He could walk on the water then turn the water into wine. Saw a photo his morning supposedly of obama and Family serving food to victims... trouble is it was from Thanksgiving 2015... Lots of on line folks were fooled and said how wonderful it was soooo much better than Trumps response...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (O2RFr)

92 [We] "...can only hope that when a time of testing comes we'll aspire to be part of that 10% and do the brave thing, the right thing, the _good_ thing." And avoid the evil shithead 10%.

Posted by: wooga at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (WktGK)

93 67 Now that sounds like Christian bashing. How many of them are in flood areas? How many of the parishoners themselves have been evacuated? Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:21 PM (z/Ubi) You should file an official complaint buzz. Being a concerned citizen and all. Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:24 PM (fiGNd) How many miles away is he? Hopefully not more than 10....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (xJa6I)

94 Thanks ace for the words and pictures.

Posted by: kallisto at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (g+Dix)

95 I think the always-bad segment is far below 10%, and the always-good segment far above 10%. But I get the catchy symmetry and roundness of those numbers. And there are sometimes legit differences or close calls on what's "right" to do.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (v9gSJ)

96 "There are 1566 churches in Houston. All tax exempt to hdlp the needy. Only 60, 4%, have opened their doors to help. " - Sounds like an AntiFa-ct to me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 01:28 PM (Nwg0u)

97 the better angels of our nature.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (AxFdW)

98 44 Since we're doing math quotes ... someone also said "There's more old drunks than there are old doctors - so let's all have another round" Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:19 PM (fiGNd) ----------- My dad used to say that if you put a worm in water it swims. If you put a worm in alcohol you kill it. So if you drink you won't have to worry about getting worms.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (7K25Q)

99 OK, just saw the headline on Yahoo -- "Joel Osteen opens church after backlash" (Didn't know people were attacking Muslims.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (zkGZ8)

100 How come Mueller isn't down in Planet Houston helping out?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (SjImc)

101 83 Too bad Obozo isn't there. That fucking idiot would be wake boarding over people in his gay looking wetsuit.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (mcI77)

102 Not every church needs to be open. People looking for an excuse to bash churches. Osteen is a shady character, but you can't just throw open the doors on an arena that seats 10000+ without having people there to work...and it's largely inaccessible right now, Posted by: brak _________ That's sort of my read on the situation. I read where he lives in a $10+ million dollar home. I attend an Evangelical Church, so I don't have an issue with him on Faith, just always seemed shady to me.

Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 01:29 PM (lKmt3)

103 Posted by: It's me donna at August 29, 2017 06:28 PM (O2RFr) How pathetic. They have so much hatred for Trump that they have to pretend a photo from 2015 is selfless Obama helping the flooded out in Houston this week? It's so ludicrous it's funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:30 PM (iVOAv)

104 60.4%.
Who the fuvk counted?
I call BS.
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Gonna be a long night flood

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:30 PM (2wRtc)

105 Posted by: JEM at August 29, 2017 06:26 PM (TppKb) My understanding is that Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham's organization) is looking for grunt labor to start stripping buildings as needed once the rain stops.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:30 PM (rp9xB)

106 >> I think the always-bad segment is far below 10% You need to get out more. See the world.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:30 PM (9oWeQ)

107 75 @47, that's as may be, but I heard the Lakewood had some flooding and didn't have power or water for awhile, so they couldn't take anyone in. My guess is that a lot of the churches are either flooded or don't have the facilities to handle people, like most of the city. Posted by: sunny-dee at August 29, 2017 06:25 PM (QAOZh) That's another thing. My hometown church is a pretty good size. Can hold a couple hundred people. Care to guess how many restrooms it has? 2. At least not counting the basement which I think might bring it up to 3, its been a long time since I've gone down there. Oh and not two restrooms labeled by sex. I mean 2 small rooms with one toilet and a sink in them. Its built for people to come in and stay for an hour and a half and then leave. Its not set up for long term occupancy.

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 01:30 PM (z/Ubi)

108 100 How come Mueller isn't down in Planet Houston helping out? Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:29 PM (SjImc) Shrinkage.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 01:31 PM (mcI77)

109 Posted by: JEM at August 29, 2017 06:26 PM (TppKb) I don't have a guest room I'm afraid, but I do have floor space, an air mattress, blankets, and a pillow.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:31 PM (rp9xB)

110 How come Mueller isn't down in Planet Houston helping out? Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:29 PM (SjImc) Wrong kind of fishing expedition.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 29, 2017 01:31 PM (y7DUB)

111 My understanding is that Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham's organization) is looking for grunt labor to start stripping buildings as needed once the rain stops.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 06:30 PM (rp9xB)


I'm out of work.  Does it pay?  I can fly down on my own.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (mxS7w)

112 "What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy?" Do not stay in the car, it will flood and sink with you in it. The thing about all modern cars is that they are all electrical, windows, door locks, everything. None of that will work if they get wet. Always have a tool to break your passenger windows so you can get out of your car, should it become flooded or submerged. I have a special tool that comes with a seat belt cutter. I also gave one to all my relatives. Don't waste precious time on your windshield, those are extra tough. Focus on the passenger windows.

Posted by: navybrat at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (w7KSn)

113 Saw a photo his morning supposedly of obama and Family serving food to victims... trouble is it was from Thanksgiving 2015... Lots of on line folks were fooled and said how wonderful it was soooo much better than Trumps response... Obama's ACTUAL response to the Texas flooding was to get dorked in the squeakhole again by Reggie Love.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (Mouru)

114 How come Mueller isn't down in Planet Houston helping out?
===

Russians.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (2wRtc)

115 Too bad Obozo isn't there. He could walk on the water then turn the water into wine. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks ________ I think I know what you mean, but do you know what I think you could mean? (Read Ace's post from around 8 last night.) (Better yet, maybe don't.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (zkGZ8)

116 "Been seeing lots of pets getting rescued, dogs getting handed into boats, kittahs in carriers"

Ahem. It has been brought to our attention that a member of the Horde referred earlier today to several of our number being transported in what that individual referred to as being a "dog carrier".

Au contraire. At any time, if any of us occupy a carrier, it becomes a CAT carrier for the duration of our use, regardless of original designation or purpose.

We recommend you make a note of this. Journalistic organizations should add guidance to this effect to their style manual.

Repeat offenses of this sort will leave us no option other than to retain counsel, then aggressively seek injunctive relief and damages.

Posted by: Cats at August 29, 2017 01:32 PM (ujwCG)

117 They have so much hatred for Trump that they have to pretend a photo from 2015 is selfless Obama helping the flooded out in Houston this week? It's so ludicrous it's funny The real hilariousness is the picture itself. There some woman is standing in line with her plate wearing a cable knit sweater...supposedly in Texas in August. There really is a sucker born every minute.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:33 PM (RozsV)

118 How many miles away is he? Hopefully not more than 10.... Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 06:28 PM (xJa6I) You just about owed me a beer right there.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:33 PM (fiGNd)

119 NPR reporter on Sunday morning made a big deal about flooding in and around Houston, apparently due to new housing development - the region lacks green space for proper drainage. The fk'n insolence of these idiot reporters astounds.

Posted by: 13times at August 29, 2017 01:33 PM (WHVu+)

120 Native so biased, Houston rocks, Texas is Texas. We appreciate the support; don't care about the haters - will see you down the road.

Posted by: ramajama at August 29, 2017 01:34 PM (oAlzZ)

121 My husband has always said he believes in the goodness of the majority of people inhabiting this earth.

I try really, really hard to agree with him.  But I believe that you'll find a hell of a lot of selflessness in "flyover country" and red states in particular.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:34 PM (PY9jH)

122 117 They have so much hatred for Trump that they have to pretend a photo from 2015 is selfless Obama helping the flooded out in Houston this week? It's so ludicrous it's funny The real hilariousness is the picture itself. There some woman is standing in line with her plate wearing a cable knit sweater...supposedly in Texas in August. There really is a sucker born every minute. Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 06:33 PM (RozsV) I thought it was a prank put out by a conservative and some nutless wonder took the bait.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 01:34 PM (mcI77)

123 Osteen is not a Christian.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:34 PM (XFue2)

124 Damn. Willowed while waiting for it to turn from breasticles to gubs.

Posted by: RI Red - the second mouse gets the covfefe. at August 29, 2017 01:34 PM (2OEXA)

125 43 I have to say, I don't know the whole story, but you would think one of the largest Church's in the area would have made a more public effort. Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 06:14 PM (lKmt3) ***** I don't know the story either but I certainly don't trust the media. I suspect that a true Christian effort does not require a public effort. Just get out there and do. Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2017 06:19 PM (0tfLf) I don't trust the media or Joel Osteen.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (ywNoU)

126 My husband has always said he believes in the goodness of the majority of people inhabiting this earth.
====

Probably true.

The rest are

1) the media

2) throwing rocks and shit

Guess who gets airtime?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (2wRtc)

127 There are a hell of a lot more church people helping out and volunteering than there are woke intersectional gender-fluid "resistance" antifas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (fEaGb)

128 garrett, I've been out a whole lot, seen quite a bit, lucky to do so far more than most. But it's a pretty useless generalization. Becomes a taffy yank over definitions, locations, circumstances.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (v9gSJ)

129 Texas is still a high trust society despite the left's best efforts

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (nFwvY)

130 Insofar as those "not open" churches. A lot of those parishioners (not stranded themselves) may be involved with organizations like this: https://www.facebook.com/ TexasBaptistMen/ I had friends...Catholic friends...who volunteered with them during Katrina and they described in very impressive terms the amount of manpower, equipment, expertise and resources these guys bring with them into disaster areas.

Posted by: Walsingham at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (dCigj)

131 I don't trust the media or Joel Osteen. Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:35 PM (ywNoU) This.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:35 PM (fiGNd)

132 Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:30 PM (z/Ubi) Exactly and one doesn't know and I expect people who posted that figure don't know either if the people of the church evacuated or are flooded in and are in no position to help people. One of the last churches I served was in a flood plain. Old church. One bathroom probably installed in the 50's. They church was trying to keep the water out when Sandy hit. There would not have been enough people to help house people or enough room for them. All the church members were dealing with their own flooding. Our food pantry was closed for one Wednesday-then it opened up again the following Wednesday. That's what we did to help.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:36 PM (iVOAv)

133 Heh.  A hurricane victim goes off on a CNN reporterette.  F-bomb and NSF language.

http://tinyurl.com/y9r3xwpf

Reporterette cuts back to.....Jim "News Stud" Acosta.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (PY9jH)

134 127. The question is - how do we get them to demand the authorities crack the skulls of the antifags, or alternatively, can we form them up into proper RWDS?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (8hh2R)

135 the full quote from the end of lincoln's first inaugural: i am loathe to close. we are not enemies, but friends. we must not be enemies. though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. the mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (AxFdW)

136 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (SjImc)

137 Wife's cousin was in a neighborhood off FM 1960 pretty close to where that video was taken. Street had been covered but house was dry until 2 nights ago, when water suddenly rose 3 feet in the middle of the night and flooded the house. Probably due to the water release from the flood control dams that was ordered. That couldn't be avoided; those dams are now overtopping in spite of the release, it's just too much water. I'm pretty sure she wishes now that she had evacuated earlier; couldn't save the house, but she could have kept her car from being ruined. Well too late now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (k1TUh)

138 When the images and stories begin to overwhelm me, I turn to YouTube and check in on the taxi driver who sheltered a hawk that flew into his cab right before the hurricane. Videos are of Harvey the Hurricane hawk. This guy took care of the hawk until bird rescue came to take care of the bird. But then he posted more videos of animals and birds coming to his apartment. A comment joked that he was like a Disney princess. I would have to say a drunk Disney princess as he keeps talking about taking shots. Anyway, in all the horribleness of this event, the loss of life, those poor family members drowning in their van, the police officer drowning in his squad car, we have this guy drinking and taking care of the strays coming his way. It brings a bit of lightness in a terrible, terrible situation.

Posted by: LR at August 29, 2017 01:37 PM (MCeMf)

139 hard to get the facts now, so much going on, people are focused on surviving, good to remember opportunism of the propaganda machine that is MSM

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (QC/4S)

140 Besides who wants to stay in a church for several days from a flood? Ever 15 minutes you'll have to stand up or kneel. And then get to sit down for another 15 before you do it again.

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (z/Ubi)

141 CBS news is savaging the Mayor of Houston right now about telling people to stay put.  Not sure how that is going to work out in the end. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (+Dllb)

142 61 I think the Houston flooding proves that people are usually good, except for the cocksuckers. That should be a hallmark card.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (bML9A)

143 121 My husband has always said he believes in the goodness of the majority of people inhabiting this earth. I try really, really hard to agree with him. But I believe that you'll find a hell of a lot of selflessness in "flyover country" and red states in particular. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (PY9jH) Well ... I do believe in servicing the "Easy Button". And I'm a big fan of providing Ladies Personal Grooming, at no charge. I also live in Flyover Country.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (fiGNd)

144 That fucking idiot would be wake boarding over people in his gay looking wetsuit. Hey! I look pretty good reporting for dooty on water skis.

Posted by: Jean-Francois Kerry at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (3C9q2)

145 Any reports about New Orleans returning the favor from 2005?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:38 PM (zkGZ8)

146 I don't know. I think his church is located in a flood area. It may have been to dangerous to fill it with people. I'm not familiar enough with the area. Honestly, I can't stand the guy, but I'm not inclined to bash him without all the facts.




He's harmless, as I told my priest. He's really just a motivational speaker, nothing more. He doesn't even "talk religion" as in there is absolutely zip, zero theology in his "sermons." It's rather fuzzy glad talkin' which is just fine. No different than any pep talk. Priest, a retired marine infantry colonel, was skeptical. I told him the only "danger" in the guy was from those who thought his pep-pep talks had any theological value and didn't learn anything else. However, he does get across a sorta Teddy Ruxpin happy-happy version of pseudoChristianity which isn't harmful, it's just plastic banana. Harmless.

Posted by: dagny at August 29, 2017 01:39 PM (wZuWv)

147 It takes stones to be a preacher and live in a 10 million dollar home.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:39 PM (XFue2)

148 That ABC news pic on the twatter - the full-sized shot shows a healthy civilian walking just ahead and to the rescuer's right. Dude is built like a line-backer, and only carrying his shoes. A pic is worth a thousand words. Note, too, lying by omission, yet again.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 29, 2017 01:39 PM (8hh2R)

149 >> Besides who wants to stay in a church for several days from a flood? You know someone would take a dump in the confessional the first night.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:39 PM (9oWeQ)

150 36 Joel Osteen is a species of weasel. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 06:18 PM (EN9vE) ---------- You say that like its a bad thing!

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 01:39 PM (Sfs6o)

151 It just goes to show it doesn't matter the color of your skin saving lives is what matters. Take that BLM. All lives matter.

Posted by: mpfs at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (79p/O)

152 140 Besides who wants to stay in a church for several days from a flood? Ever 15 minutes you'll have to stand up or kneel. And then get to sit down for another 15 before you do it again. =========== I don't think Olsteen's church is Catholic.

Posted by: ghbucky at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (+zAle)

153 That was selfish.  I have 3 mos. of savings.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (mxS7w)

154 Has "Teddy Bears and Soccer Balls" Glenn Beck taken any refugees into his Dallas mansion? 

Just askin' questions.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (PY9jH)

155 ... followed by 4 years of civil war, of course, but then followed by the chorus of union.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (AxFdW)

156 Thanks for this post; at the end of the day Americans will look out for each other (well, not the progs obviously because woke or something). Most of us are decent people that will do the right thing when it comes down to it (I hope).

Posted by: IC at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (a0IVu)

157 CBS news is savaging the Mayor of Houston right now about telling people to stay put. Not sure how that is going to work out in the end. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman _______ They'll find someway to deflect it to Trump. Never mind Nagin and Blanco completely screwed over Louisiana, it was all about Bush's email praising someone that worked at FEMA that was responsible

Posted by: Maritime at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (lKmt3)

158 But I believe that you'll find a hell of a lot of selflessness in "flyover country" and red states in particular.
______________


Weird stuff that. I've been all over and have found the opposite to be true. Worst people here in the DC metro.

Posted by: dagny at August 29, 2017 01:40 PM (wZuWv)

159 Besides who wants to stay in a church for several days from a flood? Ever 15 minutes you'll have to stand up or kneel. And then get to sit down for another 15 before you do it again. Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:38 PM (z/Ubi) ----------- Ah, a fellow Catholic, I see.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (UoSKV)

160 136 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: NGU LOL! You have a great sense of humor brother!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (XFue2)

161 Any reports about New Orleans returning the favor from 2005? I think the Cajun Navy is NO's way of thanking Houston for its help in 2005.

Posted by: Jean-Francois Kerry at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (3C9q2)

162 150 36 Joel Osteen is a species of weasel. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 06:18 PM (EN9vE) I doubt Joel Osteen coached a team to an International Match win, or a world's record. I know of one Weasel, however, that has.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (fiGNd)

163 Random thought -- why is everyone showing the same two pictures of rescues? The jet ski one is the only new one. It's always that guy carrying the two kids and that other guy with the mom and baby. That's it, and those were out on Saturday. What gives?

Posted by: sunny-dee at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (QAOZh)

164 Osteen doesn't talk about Christ very often. Don't know about the open/closed church deal. That guy carrying the woman and child is a stud. Very Texan.

Posted by: Seems Legit at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (U+nHb)

165 If the mayor had told people to evacuate, you'd have millions of people panicking, getting on the freeway, and not being able to move. It happened with Rita back in 2005. The freeways clickly turn into rivers, so you can imagine how bad that would have been

Posted by: brak at August 29, 2017 01:41 PM (5iU/N)

166 God Bless Everyone in the Houston Area - a limerick The folks in Houston sure are getting wet-ski They're even trying to rescue all the pet-skis Every sister, man and brother Trying to help out one another They even saved a grandma on a jet-ski.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at August 29, 2017 01:42 PM (wPiJc)

167 And then get to sit down for another 15 before you do it again. Everybody staring at that one old lady for prompts.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:42 PM (RozsV)

168 Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 06:32 PM (mxS7w) Pretty sure it's volunteer.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:42 PM (rp9xB)

169 OT: Palin lawsuit against NY Times tossed by federal judge.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 01:42 PM (O5Q3r)

170 Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:38 PM (find) Oh, you're such a wag, Scoggy. There's no way you're giving personal grooming and reaching for the easy button with any women who wander in or Mrs. Scoggy would have found it out by now, sliced you up in the wood chipper and buried your remains under the deck. But dream on! ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:43 PM (iVOAv)

171 I know of one Weasel, however, that has. Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:41 PM (fiGNd) ------- Divine Intervention, I assure you!

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 01:43 PM (Sfs6o)

172 Houston mayor needs to be waterboarded in a cesspool.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 29, 2017 01:43 PM (8hh2R)

173 FBI denies FOIA request for Hillary's emails due to "lack of public interest". So, that is the criteria for law enforcement?

Posted by: navybrat at August 29, 2017 01:44 PM (w7KSn)

174 Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2017 06:42 PM (wPiJc) You need to fine some Texas site to send that to. It's very good!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:44 PM (iVOAv)

175 >> Houston mayor needs to be waterboarded in a cesspool. That and then tossed onto a mat of floating fire ants.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 01:44 PM (9oWeQ)

176
Osteen is a shady character, but you can't just throw open the doors on an arena that seats 10000+ without having people there to work...and it's largely inaccessible right now,
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A convention center and/or an arena is different than a church, even a mega church. There's things like food prep and food preparation that the convention center/ arena does that a church does not do to the same degree. I'm also guessing they have ample facilities for food storage at the former.

I doubt that any church would be a good long term refuge in something like a flood.

Posted by: Reggie at August 29, 2017 01:44 PM (aT+Bx)

177 I think the always-bad segment is far below 10%, and the always-good segment far above 10%. But I get the catchy symmetry and roundness of those numbers. And there are sometimes legit differences or close calls on what's "right" to do. Posted by: rhomboid I agree - it's more subtle. Maybe 5% are pure sociopaths (Soros, Hillary, etc.). 40% are "stupid lazy virtuous" (they fall for BS leftist arguments, but think they are virtuous) 5% are thoughtfully (ie. actually) virtuous, and 50% just "go with the flow" (Paul Ryan, etc.).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 01:44 PM (5KVOF)

178 Posted by: 13times at August 29, 2017 06:33 PM (WHVu+) He's an idiot too since Houston is *full* of green spaces. Many of them just happen to have water running through them to begin with and that's where the flooding is coming from.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (rp9xB)

179 Osteen could donate a million to transporting and housing the victims in hotels. He will not get federal funding because they will not be foreign refugees.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (XFue2)

180 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 06:43 PM (iVOAv) ... and how do you think I lured in Mrs Scoggy in the first place ? An old dog may not learn new tricks, but he don't forget the old ones either.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (fiGNd)

181 Meanwhile, lefty "women" go off on Melania for wearing heels while boarding AF1. 

She's seen later disembarking wearing white sneakers.

Because no FLOTUS ever has changed clothes or shoes on board AF1.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (PY9jH)

182 Well ... I do believe in servicing the "Easy Button". And I'm a big fan of providing Ladies Personal Grooming, at no charge.

I also live in Flyover Country.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:38 PM


ScoggDog, you are an exemplar to all 'Rons.

Posted by: Duncanthrax[/i] at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (ctuyM)

183 buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:38 PM Do I sence a little animosity towards Catholicism and Lutherism?

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 01:45 PM (pPKG5)

184 trump trump trumop deport deport deport

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 01:46 PM (Xi8iX)

185 FBI denies FOIA request for Hillary's emails due to "lack of public interest". So, that is the criteria for law enforcement? Posted by: navybrat at August 29, 2017 06:44 PM (w7KSn) ------------ That article made me see red. Don't get me started.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:46 PM (UoSKV)

186 ScoggDog, you are an exemplar to all 'Rons. Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 29, 2017 06:45 PM (ctuyM) ... and also too young to be this jaded. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:47 PM (fiGNd)

187 177 I think the always-bad segment is far below 10%, and the always-good segment far above 10%. But I get the catchy symmetry and roundness of those numbers. And there are sometimes legit differences or close calls on what's "right" to do. Posted by: rhomboid I agree - it's more subtle. Maybe 5% are pure sociopaths (Soros, Hillary, etc.). 40% are "stupid lazy virtuous" (they fall for BS leftist arguments, but think they are virtuous) 5% are thoughtfully (ie. actually) virtuous, and 50% just "go with the flow" (Paul Ryan, etc.). Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 06:44 PM (5KVOF) The fact that psychopaths and sociopaths always make their way to places of power and stick together is one of the central arguments to AnCap.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (XFue2)

188 Don't know or care about Osteen, but reports were that the parking garage was totally flooded and the floor of the , I'm going to call it a hall, were flooded as well. Heard that they have opened the upper floors. I'm more concerned about Hadrian and pups.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (JqbcQ)

189 Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:45 PM (find) The only old trick you'll be using if you're luring in other women is playing dead.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (iVOAv)

190 I don't care for Osteen much and feel no special need to defend him, but in this case I think the criticism is unfair. Anybody remember why the N.O. Superdome was such a clusterfark at the beginning? Even though the stories were way exaggerated, it was still a huge mess. Lesson: You don't jam a big pile of newly homeless people who are all freaked out about everything into some big cavernous hall with no electricity, no running water, no sewage facilities, and ESPECIALLY no Security!!! So what if it's dry? That's how fiasco's happen; Osteen was making the right decision on this one. Now he's opening it, but hopefully he'll have a sizable police contingent to watch the crowd.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (k1TUh)

191 136 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SjImc) You sure? He does love his money...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (ywNoU)

192 FBI denies FOIA request for Hillary's emails due to "lack of public interest".

Fuck Off Inquisitive American

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 01:48 PM (O5Q3r)

193 I agree - it's more subtle. Maybe 5% are pure sociopaths (Soros, Hillary, etc.). 40% are "stupid lazy virtuous" (they fall for BS leftist arguments, but think they are virtuous) 5% are thoughtfully (ie. actually) virtuous, and 50% just "go with the flow" (Paul Ryan, etc.).
---

100% of people have the capacity to be evil at any time.

Those same 100% have the capacity to be virtuous and good.

The vast majority are good some of the time, and evil at other times depending on the specific circumstances.

/yes, I am very cynical, and I've never been married or divorced!

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (aT+Bx)

194 Jay Sekulow - ACLJ - 7 hours ago

The FBI has now reopened our FOIA case regarding the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, after they previously denied they had any documents relevant to it. Without our FOIA litigation, the FBI's deception and complicity with the Obama DOJ over the surreptitious meeting would never have come to light.

The only reason they reopened the case is because we caught them red handed - lying to us and the American people. In fact, the same person who reopened the case is the same person who closed the case a year ago. In many cases, these federal bureaucrats are just never caught. They aren't held accountable because no one knows who they are or what nefarious actions they are taking. They remain in the bureaucracy as an entrenched, lawless class. They must be removed from their positions of power. In other words, the ultimate accountability comes in the form of personnel changes when these matters come to light.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (2wRtc)

195 The only old trick you'll be using if you're luring in other women is playing dead. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (iVOAv) Hell ... I can't shake the one I got. What would I do with another ? Hope your boy is doing better.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (fiGNd)

196 Has "Teddy Bears and Soccer Balls" Glenn Beck taken any refugees into his Dallas mansion? Just askin' questions. ==== nope, those Mexican Catholics don't convert very well

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (Xi8iX)

197 I'm not big on gross generalizations and picked-out-of-air % estimates (per this post by ace), but I think, on the flak Melania got for her shoes, it's fairly safe to say that 100% of the motivation for the criticism is magma-hot envy. Like most hawt women, she looks much hawter in regular clothes than in fancy ones. She has the whole Kelly McGillis/Top Gun thing going, bigly, in that photo of her with the big aviator sunglasses. Yeah, there's anything but anger and envy in attacks on her. Uh huh. Hilarious.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (v9gSJ)

198 Over at chron.com (Houston Chronicle) they have a gallery of about 170 pics. Some of the pics really hit me...esp. the facial expressions. But there was also smiles. Dogs riding in floating rafts. Americans being Americans.

Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (SjcEJ)

199 to mormonism

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (Xi8iX)

200 Holy cow.  Fox is actually showing people giddy and screaming for PDT during his appearance in Corpus Christie.  MFM hardest hit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (PY9jH)

201 Those pictures...

It just got dusty in here and my allergies are acting-up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) Peddler of ManOWar [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at August 29, 2017 01:50 PM (Ckg4U)

202 191 136 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SjImc) You sure? He does love his money... Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (ywNoU) Well ... he can't be Baptist. He's never drank all my beer.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 01:51 PM (fiGNd)

203 >>Any reports about New Orleans returning the favor from 2005? Cajun Navy and others going there. https://twitter.com/SteveRHardy/status/ 902198792950358016 But Louisiana has flooding and is going to get much more.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 29, 2017 01:51 PM (wwL6Q)

204 Hell ... I can't shake the one I got. What would I do with another ? Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:50 PM (fiGNd) ---------------- Good. I hope you don't shake the one you got.

Posted by: bluebell at August 29, 2017 01:51 PM (UoSKV)

205 Any reports about New Orleans returning the favor from 2005? Posted by: FireHorse Cajun Navy is there. LA gov said they would open shelters if need be.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (T2Zv1)

206 Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 06:40 PM (mxS7w) Not selfish, money to live on is something you have to think about.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (rp9xB)

207 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup Duh. It's Osteen. Not Ostein.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (5KVOF)

208 Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:45 PM (find) Well, I'm guessing that she stays with you because you're amusing-among other felicitous traits :^) The boy coming along-better than he was, thanks be to God. It's a process. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (iVOAv)

209 FBI denies FOIA request for Hillary's emails due to "lack of public interest".

Fuck Off Inquisitive American
Posted by: tu3031
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Turns out it was a typo - there is a lack of pubic interest in Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Dang at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (8b+oT)

210 "I agree - it's more subtle. Maybe 5% are pure sociopaths (Soros, Hillary, etc.). 40% are "stupid lazy virtuous" (they fall for BS leftist arguments, but think they are virtuous) 5% are thoughtfully (ie. actually) virtuous, and 50% just "go with the flow" (Paul Ryan, etc.). Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 06:44 PM (5KVOF) " I could go with this - but then there are some CULTURES which are sociopathic by their nature, especially in dealing with anyone from a different culture. So in those cultures, the individual sociopath numbers go way, way up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 01:52 PM (k1TUh)

211 What is Glenn Beck talking about these days?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 01:53 PM (XFue2)

212 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SjImc) You sure? He does love his money... Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (ywNoU) Well ... he can't be Baptist. He's never drank all my beer. Posted by: ScoggDog Benny Hinn/Jimmy Swaggart type.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at August 29, 2017 01:53 PM (T2Zv1)

213 The average church does not have food, cots, etc. to house people. And many of the buildings may themselves be flooded or inaccessible. From what I've seen, it's AFTER the crisis that the churches get to work helping their neighbors rebuild. But of course, the TV cameras are no longer rolling then.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 29, 2017 01:53 PM (0jtPF)

214 What percentage is Brad Lee Manning? http://tinyurl.com/yatvheax

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 01:53 PM (IqV8l)

215 Re: Jay Sekulow I wonder if he'll be the next to go.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 01:53 PM (vTuDK)

216 My heart breaks for these people. I wish there was something I could do besides just send money.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (CNHr1)

217 Like most hawt women, she looks much hawter in regular clothes than in fancy ones. She has the whole Kelly McGillis/Top Gun thing going, bigly, in that photo of her with the big aviator sunglasses.
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Agreed.

She looked so absolutely lovely today in normal clothes, and I really think that she is a role model for women who are immigrants. She's smart, beautiful, carries herself well, loves  children and has shown the world that you can come to America and be successful in your first generation here.

Actually... I think she's inspirational.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (aT+Bx)

218 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 29, 2017 06:53 PM (0jtPF) Good points.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (iVOAv)

219 Pretty sure it's volunteer.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 06:42 PM (rp9xB)


Just filled out an app for a 10 stint. We will see.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (mxS7w)

220 - What's a cubit? -

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (uBKPR)

221 BS. 100% of the men that were Boy Scouts will show up and help. Do a good turn. Scout oath. "Help other people at ALL times" Even the ghey ones.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (M8Ma3)

222 Thanks, Mort, the lawsuit surrounding the PHX tarmac meet-up and the documents is a stunner. Not sure even Sekulow fires enough flares on how big and outrageous this was - and of course how it hints at the iceberg of official lawlessness below the surface, esp. on HIllary's crime wave.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 29, 2017 01:54 PM (v9gSJ)

223 btw, anyone else notice President Trump referred to Manning as "he" yesterday?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 01:55 PM (vTuDK)

224 ... and also too young to be this jaded. Or so I'm told.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:47 PM


Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.

Have Mrs. ScoggDog file a report of your exemplary activities. Encourage non-flyover 'Rons to move to flyover country.

Ship the jade to G. Paltrow, lifestyle guru, c/o Goop, for conversion to eggs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax[/i] at August 29, 2017 01:55 PM (ctuyM)

225 What is Glenn Beck talking about these days? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:53 PM (XFue2) ===== PDJT, and I thinks it be unlistenable Even tho both PDJT and Beck don't drink booze

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 01:55 PM (Xi8iX)

226 That SWAT guy is all that is man. Wish I was half the guy he is

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 29, 2017 01:55 PM (39g3+)

227 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 06:44 PM (5KVOF) " I could go with this - but then there are some CULTURES which are sociopathic by their nature, especially in dealing with anyone from a different culture. So in those cultures, the individual sociopath numbers go way, way up. Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 06:52 PM (k1TUh) This is about us isn't it?

Posted by: Western White Women on Facebook at August 29, 2017 01:55 PM (XFue2)

228 MamaAJ, I saw some very scary rainfall totals forecasted for Shreveport. I'm pretty worried about the rainfall above the Toledo Bend dam. They couldn't release any water because of the rain coming to SE TX, and the lake is at 97% capacity already. Could be another release that sends more water to an already flooded area.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (RozsV)

229 "Saw this on Fb earlier. Can't verify as to accuracy. "There are 1566 churches in Houston. All tax exempt to hdlp the needy. Only 60, 4%, have opened their doors to help. " Meaningless and impossible to know. Somebody put just enough effort into that to get a number they liked. And unfortunately most churches are not equipped with Holy Transporters to beam refugees out of flood zones. You don't want to invite people in to feel good but leave them trapped when the water rises again. That's vanity, not charity.

Posted by: GalosGann at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (md1b/)

230 @211 His penis is still small?

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (M8Ma3)

231 btw, anyone else notice President Trump referred to Manning as "he" yesterday? Well, when he was a traitor he hadn't become Chelsea yet, but it's fortunate Trump doesn't live in California.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (iVOAv)

232 The boy coming along-better than he was, thanks be to God. It's a process. Thanks for asking. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 06:52 PM (iVOAv) So good to hear that Fen. I've been off and on the grid intermittently, so I wasn't sure how things were going with the Fen family.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (gwPgz)

233 Military deployed from Savannah's Hunter Army Airfield.  And emergency first responders went several days ago.

Paying back those who helped us clear our roads and houses, and helped get the power back on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (PY9jH)

234 Not to distract from the ongoing epic disaster to my east, but tomorrow my husband and I are going to make a day run to Port Aransas to check our property. They started letting in all. property owners yesterday, but everyone has to be off the island by 8 pm. There won't be water, sewer or electricity for a long time, and there's no cell service, so it'll be interesting. I'm bringing a bucket to use as an emergency potty. The fridge is mainly filled with beer and wine, but the freezer contains pizzas that have already gone bad, no doubt. Trump came to Corpus Christi today and evidently was a big hit there. He's very popular in Port A.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (IKy84)

235 Joel Osteen always struck me as a feel-good preacher who relies more on "The Secret" than the Bible. Good idea, if you think about it. Not for me, though. If I go that route, I'm going to start a cult and install Bimbo Shibumi as its leader.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (zkGZ8)

236 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SjImc) You sure? He does love his money... Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (ywNoU) Well ... he can't be Baptist. He's never drank all my beer. Posted by: ScoggDog Benny Hinn/Jimmy Swaggart type. - Church of the Almighty Dollar

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 01:56 PM (Nwg0u)

237 Actually... I think she's inspirational. She is, and an honest, objective press would be pointing this out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 29, 2017 01:57 PM (39g3+)

238 Mister Rogers has a good quote about his mom telling him that, in times of trouble, look for the people who go to help. There's always people who go to help. Seems about right.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 29, 2017 01:57 PM (uBKPR)

239 btw, anyone else notice President Trump referred to Manning as "he" yesterday? We will use it as grounds for impeachment.

Posted by: California at August 29, 2017 01:57 PM (RozsV)

240 The displaced kids will need school supplies eventually.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 29, 2017 01:57 PM (wwL6Q)

241 Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 06:56 PM (gwPgz) Thank very much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (iVOAv)

242 Some of these heroes are like this: "There are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them." Miss Maudie about Atticus Finch

Posted by: m at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (p6cpl)

243 I can't speak to Osteen's soul but his teachings and confession are certainly more feel good motivational pop psychology than the gospel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (39g3+)

244 118 How many miles away is he? Hopefully not more than 10.... Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 06:28 PM (xJa6I) You just about owed me a beer right there. Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 06:33 PM (fiGNd) Mark it down. Hopefully I can pay up some time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (xJa6I)

245 No prob.

Sekulow and ACLJ are fighting a hell of an underreported and underappreciated legal war.

Looks like they got a win in Arkansas, costing PP federal funding.

But you would never know it.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (2wRtc)

246 Glad to hear that Fen. I also am not always here so I was wondering how he was doing.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (CNHr1)

247 Lakewood Church/Joel O. did open their doors. Have air mattresses set out. Paper said they were never closed and had already taken in 50 people. Also,have been acting as a collection site for specific items. This was the paper reporting...not Olsteen. Also, they are working closely with Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization. I don't know the guy, but after reading this, giving him the benefit of the doubt. Now the looters in Houston. I'm saving my anger for them.

Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (SjcEJ)

248 Even tho both PDJT and Beck don't drink booze Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 06:55 PM (Xi8iX) Technically that should be Even tho both PDJT never drinks booze and Beck don't drink booze anymore!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at August 29, 2017 01:58 PM (gwPgz)

249 What is Glenn Beck talking about these days? How Egg McMuffin may have given him an STD.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 01:59 PM (mcI77)

250 Lakewood Church/Joel O. did open their doors. Have air mattresses set out. Paper said they were never closed and had already taken in 50 people. Also,have been acting as a collection site for specific items. This was the paper reporting...not Olsteen.

Also, they are working closely with Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization.
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Shock. ing.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:00 PM (2wRtc)

251 Prayers would be appreciated for a sweet woman from our church who lost her home to a fire last week.  Her beloved kitty was also killed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:00 PM (PY9jH)

252 What's a cubit
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It's a unit of measure referenced in the Bible. I believe it's the length of the hand to the elbow.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:00 PM (aT+Bx)

253 I wouldn't blame Osteen for not opening up his church. When the last tsunami hit Japan the victims were very orderly, civilized, no looting. That's not the way it's generally been here in the aftermath of natural disasters. How do you resolve the moral dilemma? If someone is in need you should help them. If someone is trying to do harm to you and your family, you have the right to defend yourself and fend them off. If the people embody both, the second rule gets priority.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 02:00 PM (5KVOF)

254 Osteen reminds me of Vince the Slam Chop guy. Ear mike and all.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 02:01 PM (mcI77)

255 There is bad in the worst of us and good in the best of us, except for Donald J Bush

Posted by: Nanzi Ploesti at August 29, 2017 02:01 PM (Rl0Y9)

256 Oh Jane.. so sorry. Prayers sent for her. Damn...

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 02:01 PM (CNHr1)

257 Lookedup Joel Osteen 's church on Google maps but can't really tell flood zones from that, maybe a mile from a river.

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 02:01 PM (pPKG5)

258 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:00 PM (PY9jH) Of course. What's the first initial of her first name?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 02:01 PM (iVOAv)

259 Trump with tat Texas flag today was pretty cool

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 02:02 PM (Xi8iX)

260 Osteen is going to have blood on his hands opening up that mega death trap.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 02:02 PM (XFue2)

261 NYT's thinks Trumps trip to Texas is political.  He should stay home.

Can you guess what they would say if he didn't go to Texas...

Posted by: Colin at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (4VfZq)

262 I don't know. I think his church is located in a flood area. It may have been to dangerous to fill it with people. I'm not familiar enough with the area. Honestly, I can't stand the guy, but I'm not inclined to bash him without all the facts. Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 06:18 PM (RozsV) There were pics of his church with just a little water in the parking lots. The church was high and dry.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (p/JMZ)

263 Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2017 06:42 PM (wPiJc) Posted that to our neighborhood FaceBook page.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (rp9xB)

264 Conversation with one of the displaced in New Orleans back in the Katrina aftermath" Concerned outsider: "I have heard that almost all of the Church's in New Orleans have been closed due to the flooding! Where will people go???" N.O. Native: "Yeah, dat's bad, but not too bad. We still gots plenty of Popeye's and Col. Sanders."

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (k1TUh)

265 Have any of the people at the convention center started eating each other yet?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (CNHr1)

266 Looters, huh.  Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home.

*unfurls bullwhip*

Posted by: Marshall Jim Duncan at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (UW4Uc)

267 who boy, just checke out a pic of Melania getting off AF1 snikes

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (Xi8iX)

268 What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy? Pump the brakes. Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 06:11 PM (9oWeQ) No, no, no. You break out, swim to safety then sleep till noon the next day before calling your Dada to see what your next move should be. From the Ted Kennedy School of Water Survival and Rape.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 29, 2017 02:03 PM (5VlCp)

269 Oh Jane.. so sorry. Prayers sent for her. Damn...

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:01 PM (CNHr1)



Thanks.  Last year, our church secretary and her husband lost their home in a tornado that spun off from the tropical storm that hit here a week before the hurricane.  They had just paid of the mortgage.



Our church will do for the poor woman whose house burned down as we did for our secretary.  We'll help with whatever the insurance doesn't cover in regard to all the furniture, etc.  Can't replace her poor kitty, however. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (PY9jH)

270 Any location that has room, power, cooking facilities has to be better than most.

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (pPKG5)

271 183 buzzion at August 29, 2017 06:38 PM Do I sence a little animosity towards Catholicism and Lutherism? Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 06:45 PM (pPKG5 Animosity? Nah. Just a jole.

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (z/Ubi)

272 252 What's a cubit It's a unit of measure referenced in the Bible. I believe it's the length of the hand to the elbow. Right. I was taught that a cubit is measured from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (398bZ)

273 Have any of the people at the convention center started eating each other yet?
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This is Texas, so I think there will be different dynamic presented by the MSM to shake things up.

"Cousin Raping."

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (aT+Bx)

274 FBI denies FOIA request for Hillary's emails due to "lack of public interest". Fuck Off Inquisitive American Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (O5Q3r) Can you imagine how bad things would be if there actually were a Deep Establishment working against the peoples' interest?

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (gwPgz)

275 Pardon me for the Rush lyrics, but if they don't fit, nothing does... If the future's looking dark We're the ones who have to shine If there's no one in control We're the ones who draw the line Though we live in trying times We're the ones who have to try Though we know that time has wings We're the ones who have to fly --Everyday Glory https://youtu.be/xX2wC0KTzMM

Posted by: Brother Cavil, SERENITY NOW! at August 29, 2017 02:04 PM (66CWr)

276 >>MamaAJ, I saw some very scary rainfall totals forecasted for Shreveport. It keeps changing! It got lower since this morning, because Harvey sped up. 2-5 inches over 2 days...not bad. But if it happens quick, we'll get short term flooding. I'm hoping that the roads will be okay so that we can make it to church tomorrow night to make flood buckets and that we don't end up being the ppl who need them!

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (wwL6Q)

277 Of course. What's the first initial of her first name?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 07:01 PM (iVOAv)



S.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (PY9jH)

278 Geez, Jane -- wow. I don't want to presume, but could you give her a hug from the Horde?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (zkGZ8)

279 Trump with tat Texas flag today was pretty cool Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 29, 2017 07:02 PM (Xi8iX) It was, and I just saw that on the CBS evening news, which amazingly couldnt muster any snark or criticism over his visit. I have faith that CNN was able to find something wrong with how he made the visit.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (IKy84)

280 Prayers would be appreciated for a sweet woman from our church who lost her home to a fire last week. Her beloved kitty was also killed. Prayers up, Jane.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (3C9q2)

281 There is bad in the worst of us and good in the best of us, except for Donald J Bush Posted by: Nanzi Ploesti Two four six eight We don't want your relief hate! - Nasty P-lousy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (Nwg0u)

282 I just hope the Grand Prize over in Deer Park survived. Best damn thing about Houston as far as I'm concerned. Morning Kolaches runs second.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (fiGNd)

283 There were pics of his church with just a little water in the parking lots. The church was high and dry. The bottom level of the parking garage was flooded pretty deep

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (39g3+)

284 He who hath opened his 10,000 capacity building first may throw the first stone.

It's really easy to allocate other people's resources in a charitable way.

Posted by: goodluckduck at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (yqvys)

285 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:05 PM (PY9jH) Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 02:05 PM (iVOAv)

286 212 Osteen is not a Christian. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 06:34 PM (XFue2) Don't pin this one on us Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SjImc) You sure? He does love his money... Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:48 PM (ywNoU) ---- he makes a lot they say...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 02:06 PM (vChNs)

287 11 Did you know that on most new cars, you can pull the headrests out and they have the glass breaking points on them, just like the tool everyone gives each other but no one remembers to put in the car? ______________ I have my window-breaking tool thingy in the car, but of course I live in AZ, where the chances that my car will end up in water are about the same as my chances of winning a huge Powerball jackpot.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 29, 2017 02:07 PM (QbiyL)

288 I don't want to presume, but could you give her a hug from the Horde?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 07:05 PM (zkGZ



"Here's a hug from the horny Horde."



/s

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:07 PM (PY9jH)

289 I feel a bit guilty bitching about my bedroom getting a little wet during our Tampa, FL rainstorms. Prayers to our Texas brothers and sisters. Losing everything, especially during a natural disaster, must be a harrowing experience. I had the displeasure due to health concerns, and it was difficult gathering the pieces of my life. My faith and family saved me. Stay strong.

Posted by: Very Undude at August 29, 2017 02:07 PM (2X7pN)

290 CNN is reading AoSHQ

Ribbon 'headline' just said "Intercourse isn't everything, try 'outercourse' "

I believe a cubit was normalized as 18 inches, BTW.

Posted by: Duncanthrax[/i] at August 29, 2017 02:07 PM (ctuyM)

291 "There were pics of his church with just a little water in the parking lots. The church was high and dry. " WAS - is the key word. I've got pics of my wife's cousin's house from 3 days ago that show just a little bit of water in the yard. Now it looks just like those houses in the video.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 02:08 PM (k1TUh)

292 This is Texas, so I think there will be different dynamic presented by the MSM to shake things up. "Cousin Raping." Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:04 PM (aT+Bx) Well ... that's bullshit. Rape implies an advance that's unwelcome. Total bullshit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:08 PM (fiGNd)

293 What's a cubit It's a unit of measure referenced in the Bible. I believe it's the length of the hand to the elbow. Right. I was taught that a cubit is measured from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. - Beats my theory. I thought it was the victim of a rabid alternate lifestyler. You know, Q bit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 02:08 PM (Nwg0u)

294 Any location that has room, power, cooking facilities has to be better than most.
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Yes.

What do churches have?

Seating. Lots of seating.

Not necessarily room for cots, not food storage, not food prep areas, not necessarily even a lot of bathrooms.

Seating. Holy books.

Some might have things like "community centers" that have a bit more facilities, but "kitchen used for the Mom's club luncheon" is way different than feeding dozens or more for unlimited days.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:08 PM (aT+Bx)

295 >>Sekulow and ACLJ are fighting a hell of an underreported and underappreciated legal war. He's not the only one. Judge Reggie Walton has given the IRS until October 16th to turn over the names of all the people who did the IRS targeting and all of the emails they have been holding. Not that anyone would know it by the lack of reporting. The wheels of justice often grind slowly but this might be the break in the IRS scandal we've been waiting for.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 02:08 PM (/tuJf)

296 I believe a cubit was normalized as 18 inches, BTW. Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 29, 2017 07:07 PM (ctuyM) You're welcome

Posted by: John Holmes at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (mtGE/)

297 Prayers to that lady, Jane. Always enough to go around.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, SERENITY NOW! at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (66CWr)

298 It's really easy to allocate other people's resources in a charitable way. Posted by: goodluckduck at August 29, 2017 07:05 PM (yqvys) Sort of like the theory behind socialism?

Posted by: M Thatcher [/i][/u][/b][/s] at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (gwPgz)

299 "How high's the water Pa?" " 3 foot high and rising". Do you remember this?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (JqbcQ)

300 This is Texas, so I think there will be different dynamic presented by the MSM to shake things up. "Cousin Raping." Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:04 PM (aT+Bx) --- no, that would imply the cousin was unwilling

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (vChNs)

301 "I have my window-breaking tool thingy in the car, but of course I live in AZ, where the chances that my car will end up in water are about the same as my chances of winning a huge Powerball jackpot." Just don't park next to the Verde River.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (k1TUh)

302 According to Wiki Joel took over his fathers Southern Baptist Church

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (pPKG5)

303 Incest is not rape, hence the appeal.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 02:09 PM (XFue2)

304 The wheels of justice often grind slowly but this might be the break in the IRS scandal we've been waiting for. Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 07:08 PM (/tuJf) wha ... what ? Sorry - I missed that part. Roll Tide !!!

Posted by: Jeff S from Alabama at August 29, 2017 02:10 PM (fiGNd)

305 The FBI refusal on Hillary's e-mails needs to be the subject of another petition drive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 29, 2017 02:10 PM (iVOAv)

306 Trump lid about glogall warminng and now we are all paying for it !!! Nice job you idiats that voted for Trump !! We miss Presdent Obama and wants him back !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 29, 2017 02:10 PM (WmgTn)

307 Osteen should have agreed to invest in my Noah's Ark biblical theme park, complete with lifesize replica of the Ark. He'd be sitting pretty right now.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 02:11 PM (Tnhbr)

308 I remember driving back to GA from MO after picking up son from MOS training.  We drove through the Nashville area literally a day before the big flood hit, killing people trapped on the interstate.  Nashville was a huge mess for quite a while.

Obama made some bland comment, and proceeded to go golfing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:11 PM (PY9jH)

309 I can certainly understand Osteen not adding to the chaos ("hey! free shelter!") but at the same time what he COULD have done was to put his establishment at the disposal of the emergency services, and then post a joint announcement with those services to that effect along with "please do not go directly; the authorities will connect you to the shelter most suited to your situation". What does not work is to lock the doors and to post a bunch of anodyne bullshit. That just leaves everyone confused and pissed off.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 02:12 PM (6FqZa)

310 251 Prayers would be appreciated for a sweet woman from our church who lost her home to a fire last week. Her beloved kitty was also killed. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:00 PM (PY9jH) That's tragic. My best wishes to her.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 02:12 PM (sdi6R)

311 Joel Osteen just might be gay.

Posted by: Earnest Angley at August 29, 2017 02:12 PM (398bZ)

312 I believe a cubit was normalized as 18 inches, BTW.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 29, 2017 07:07 PM

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You're welcome

Posted by: John Holmes at August 29, 2017 07:09 PM


Dude. You don't hold a cubit to me.

Posted by: L. D. Silver[/i] at August 29, 2017 02:12 PM (ctuyM)

313 The Pyramids were measured out in Cubits. That's where the Isrealites got it from. CU-BITS, FOUR BITS, SIX BITS, A DOLLAR! ALL FOR PHARAOH STAND UP AND HOLLER!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2017 02:12 PM (k1TUh)

314 What's a cubit? OLD TESTAMENT RAGE! OLD TESTAMENT RAGE! GONNA KILL ALL YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 02:13 PM (Tnhbr)

315 Osteen should have agreed to invest in my Noah's Ark biblical theme park, complete with lifesize replica of the Ark. Oh great, now we're having a go at the Armenians.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 02:13 PM (6FqZa)

316
I don't trust the media or Joel Osteen.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 06:35 PM (ywNoU)




Never gets old

http://tinyurl.com/ybf8afpr

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 29, 2017 02:13 PM (CDETr)

317 Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 06:54 PM (mxS7w) If you end up here, the offer I made earlier to the other commenter (sorry, I've forgotten exactly who it was) is open to you as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 29, 2017 02:13 PM (rp9xB)

318 Dude. You don't hold a cubit to me. Posted by: L. D. Silver at August 29, 2017 07:12 PM (ctuyM) Yawn.

Posted by: Peter North at August 29, 2017 02:13 PM (fiGNd)

319 >>wha ... what ? Sorry - I missed that part. >>Roll Tide !!! Maybe when you wake up, Scogg, you can ask Trump why he hasn't replaced Koskinen at the IRS. He works for Trump, not Sessions.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 02:14 PM (/tuJf)

320 It's a unit of measure referenced in the Bible. I believe it's the length of the hand to the elbow.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:00 PM (aT+Bx)


"What's a cubit" is also a quote from Bill Cosby's Noah and the Flood routine.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 29, 2017 02:14 PM (vWMNq)

321 Joel Osteen just might be gay. Having read stories about his prima donna wife, if he wasn't gay before his wedding night I'm sure he's at least considered it afterward.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 02:14 PM (6FqZa)

322 The Channel 2 video starts showing a white house that I recognize because it's on my route to work. The office is closed until at least Tuesday. My guess is that we'll be back to work Tuesday, if the water goes down enough that they can get the cleanup crews in by Saturday.

Posted by: Jonathan G at August 29, 2017 02:14 PM (jT9wB)

323 I got yer cubit right here! *pointing*

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 02:14 PM (Sfs6o)

324 But you know, fuck facts and shit. Someone on the Internet said someone did something bad. Burn the Witch!

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:15 PM (2wRtc)

325 I used to know...

Posted by: Mana AJ at August 29, 2017 02:15 PM (wwL6Q)

326 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bputeFGXEjA

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 29, 2017 02:15 PM (vWMNq)

327 You know, not many sites can support conversations about cousin lovin', cubits and natural disasters all at the same time.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:15 PM (aT+Bx)

328 >>Meanwhile, lefty "women" go off on Melania for wearing heels while boarding AF1.

She's seen later disembarking wearing white sneakers.

Because no FLOTUS ever has changed clothes or shoes on board AF1.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

My wife ripped some folks a new one on FB today over that.

Posted by: Aviator at August 29, 2017 02:15 PM (/Nite)

329 BC.. I love it.. and those lyrics fit perfectly.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 02:16 PM (CNHr1)

330 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now.  On Fox.  Jeebus. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 02:16 PM (PY9jH)

331 Maybe when you wake up, Scogg, you can ask Trump why he hasn't replaced Koskinen at the IRS. He works for Trump, not Sessions. Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 07:14 PM (/tuJf) You know ... for a prick ... you seem awfully prickly.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:17 PM (fiGNd)

332 On my local news: San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld are driving and airlifting supplies to Houston Zoo and the Texas Zoo in Victoria, which are both cut off by flooding. They have a helicopter. I still can't believe how large this flooded area is. I can't believe that our coonass friends are about to get slammed with this too.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 02:17 PM (IKy84)

333 Most of us are in that 80%, and such people can only hope that when a time of testing comes, we'll aspire to be part of that 10% and do the brave thing, the right thing, the good thing.

I believe I would strive to be part of that 10%. I don't feel that I'm a particularly brave man, but I have had my moments. I guess you could say I persisted.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 29, 2017 02:17 PM (FAo3p)

334 he makes a lot they say... Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 07:06 PM (vChNs) Hah. The helium shortage killed off the balloon business. Now Levon spends his day fapping.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 02:17 PM (Mouru)

335 Thanks Polliwog.  I can do anything for 10 days. I was unable during Katrina.  I am lucky to live in an area that doesn't experience natural disasters like this.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 02:17 PM (mxS7w)

336 I read that the flooded area is now larger than Lake Michigan.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:18 PM (aT+Bx)

337 >>You know ... for a prick ... you seem awfully prickly. Not prickly in the least. Just curious why you would blame Sessions for something Trump is responsible for. I'm sure you have a reason.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 02:18 PM (/tuJf)

338 does the radar view of Harvey look more like anime hair or Sonic spin dashing? Discuss.

Posted by: Mana AJ at August 29, 2017 02:18 PM (wwL6Q)

339 330 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now. On Fox. Jeebus. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:16 PM (PY9jH) Oh ... don't mind us. We were just listening to some Bee Gees, then some Barry White. You know - one thing leads to another ...

Posted by: Fish Everywhere at August 29, 2017 02:19 PM (fiGNd)

340 You guys wanna talk cubits? - Carlos Danger

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 02:19 PM (Nwg0u)

341 Infidel, had a neighbor who went down to LA after Katrina to help. He ended up having a nervous breakdown. Stay strong friend.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 02:20 PM (CNHr1)

342 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now. On Fox. Jeebus. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:16 PM (PY9jH) They're gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Chief Brody at August 29, 2017 02:20 PM (Mouru)

343 330 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now. On Fox. Jeebus. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:16 PM (PY9jH) What is it, for those of us who don't have TV?

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 02:20 PM (sdi6R)

344 so how many cubic cubits is the Great Pyramid?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 02:21 PM (vChNs)

345 What's a cubit?

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 02:21 PM (ANIFC)

346 OK - this thing about the churches. Our church, along with thousands of others, is in contact with the city, county and federal authorities. They are planning to shelter people as soon as they can get beds, food and transportation from the large shelters. Bringing people into a place that is unprepared is not better than leaving them at the GRB where at least there are meals. Many, many roads are impassable - Lakewood was an island for a day or two and could not open. I am not an Osteen fan, but those people were ready and willing to help as soon as there was an ability to get to the location and stock it. Neither the feds nor the state could get the cots and meals in earlier. I-45 was FLOODED. I-10 was FLOODED. 59 was FLOODED. 610 and Beltway 8? FLOODED. No one who is not here can have any idea of the magnitude of this - the local news has done a good job, but until you almost drive into 7 - foot high water several times, trying to get somewhere, you have no idea what you are dealing with. It is hellish, and the people of Houston and the area are volunteering in insane numbers. The Red Cross volunteer website could not handle all the traffic and was down for a while. The Buffalo Bayou continues to flood out west; many of my daughter's friends are homeless; people have had to evacuate multiple times because their first shelters FLOODED. We invited several families to come stay with us - they could not get here. This is a slow-roll disaster and we will be volunteering for months to help people. I think people will need to be moved to Austin and Dallas for part of the duration. Or high schools will need to consolidate and others converted to apartments - I don't know. This is like a displaced population due to a war. That is the only thing I can think to compare it to. I am a long-time lurker, but I just had to respond to the charge that Osteen, and other churches here, don't care. They are churches, not military logistical experts. They stand ready to provide shelter in partnership with the military logistical experts, though.

Posted by: nocargocults at August 29, 2017 02:21 PM (jCufr)

347 What time do they start eating babies in Houston. OMG! It must be close by now.

Posted by: Shep's Eyeliner at August 29, 2017 02:21 PM (hUqh+)

348 343 330 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now. On Fox. Jeebus. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:16 PM (PY9jH) What is it, for those of us who don't have TV? Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 07:20 PM (sdi6R) --- Rose just let Jack go

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 02:21 PM (vChNs)

349 Twelve years after Katrina and New Orleans and its pumps seem set to repeat history with Harvey. Let's hope not.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 29, 2017 02:22 PM (HWLn9)

350 Not prickly in the least. Just curious why you would blame Sessions for something Trump is responsible for. I'm sure you have a reason. Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 07:18 PM (/tuJf) Because it's funny Jack. Shit - I guess I have to explain it. Here at AoSHQ, there's a shit-pot of inside jokes, memes, running gags, and so on and so forth. One of them is the notion of Jeff Sessions sleeping. So - people do this thing called "socking" where we make up a name that adds to the joke. I prefer "Jeff S from Alabama". I like to add a Crimson Tide reference at the end. Now - in a minute - somebody called "BEN ROTHELISBERGER" may post explaining about why that's funny as well. Humor Jack. Catch it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:22 PM (fiGNd)

351 What's a cubit? Well, when three identical numbers who love each other very much multiply themselves...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 29, 2017 02:23 PM (xa9Kf)

352 I painted a cubic cubit once

Posted by: P Picasso at August 29, 2017 02:23 PM (vChNs)

353 I am a long-time lurker, but I just had to respond to the charge that Osteen, and other churches here, don't care. They are churches, not military logistical experts. == Aw c'mon man. Don't you that it's a proven fact that participating in an comment-based lynch mob adds an inch and a half to your Internet dick? True story.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:23 PM (2wRtc)

354 290: "intercourse/outercourse..." i believe that bit came from instapundit.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (AxFdW)

355 352 I painted a cubic cubit once Posted by: P Picasso at August 29, 2017 07:23 PM (vChNs) If you used more than two colors, you fucked up.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (fiGNd)

356 Someone in Houston on situation in the city.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kGXFgG2-Pk

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (vWMNq)

357 343 330 Something dramatic happening in the water in Houston now. On Fox. Jeebus. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 07:16 PM (PY9jH) What is it, for those of us who don't have TV? --- confirmed sharknado

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (vChNs)

358 What's a cubit? I've heard it's about half a henway.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (398bZ)

359 And the media wins. The media always wins.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:24 PM (2wRtc)

360 I painted a cubic cubit once

Posted by: P Picasso at August 29, 2017 07:23 PM (vChNs)


so you think

Posted by: Rothko at August 29, 2017 02:25 PM (QC/4S)

361 Don't you that it's a proven fact that participating in an comment-based lynch mob adds an inch and a half to your Internet dick? True story. Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 07:23 PM (2wRtc) --- ewwww

Posted by: Caitlyn J at August 29, 2017 02:25 PM (vChNs)

362 nocargo.. I was and still am skeptical about the whole Osteen thing. I can't imagine he would just tell people in need to fuck off.. no matter how sleazy people might think he is. SO much we just don't know about the situation.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 02:25 PM (CNHr1)

363 Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 07:09 PM (JqbcQ) Mama, not Pa. John Cash.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 29, 2017 02:25 PM (ihmYw)

364 confirmed sharknado Posted by: Buzzsaw90 === I need confirmation from Gilbert Gottfried.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:26 PM (2wRtc)

365 Posted by: nocargocults at August 29, 2017 07:21 PM
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That was a great post. Thanks for de-lurking to tell us what it's like there on the ground.

Personally, I never thought the churches didn't care. It just didn't make sense to put people there, since they didn't have the right facilities.


Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:26 PM (aT+Bx)

366 Mark Rothko is a sock

Posted by: Rothko at August 29, 2017 02:26 PM (QC/4S)

367 >>Because it's funny Jack. I guess thats the problem, I didn't find it funny. I'm still wondering why Trump has kept a guy on the payroll who actively targeted conservatives. I don't find the government being weaponized all that funny. Rest assured, when you actually say something I find funny I'll let you know.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 02:26 PM (/tuJf)

368 Yawn. Posted by: Peter North at August 29, 2017 07:13 PM It's not the man, it's the motion.

Posted by: The Hedgehog at August 29, 2017 02:27 PM (xa9Kf)

369 355 352 I painted a cubic cubit once Posted by: P Picasso at August 29, 2017 07:23 PM (vChNs) If you used more than two colors, you fucked up. Posted by: Mark Rothko at August 29, 2017 07:24 PM (fiGNd) Jack - this is an example of "socking". Notice how I used the name "Mark Rothko" ? That's not really my name. Of course, ScoggDog isn't REALLY my name either - but I'm sure you get the point. Maybe. So - supposedly speaking through Mark Rothko - who killed himself, so he doesn't talk much anymore - I'm making humor via the statement. The "sock" ties the whole bit together. Get it ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:27 PM (fiGNd)

370 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 02:27 PM (AxFdW)

371 I could go with this - but then there are some CULTURES which are sociopathic by their nature, especially in dealing with anyone from a different culture. So in those cultures, the individual sociopath numbers go way, way up. Posted by: Tom Servo I agree. This is a headache. This will be more difficult than climate modeling to work out.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 02:27 PM (5KVOF)

372 I think I won the game in OT but the refs are reviewing the last play. I'm pretty sure the call is going to go my way so I'm going to go ahead and say I won. Now to help those who unfortunately lost.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 02:28 PM (LuKE7)

373 so how many cubic cubits is the Great Pyramid? Posted by: buzzsaw90 ________ None. It's a pyramid.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 02:29 PM (zkGZ8)

374 At WZ, there's a story about floating colonies of fire ants.

WTF?

How do you people live down there?

Gators, fire ants, hurricanes...yikes.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:29 PM (aT+Bx)

375 This is a slow-roll disaster and we will be volunteering for months to help people. Yes, +100. It isn't just rescuing people and pets from floodwaters, followed by clean-up and maintaining order through it all. A lot of people, particularly the elderly, will develop illnesses as a result of exposure and stress, and those who already have chronic disorders are likely to have flare-ups-- meaning that hospitals and health professionals are going to be in the front lines too for a long time.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 02:29 PM (3C9q2)

376 ... or the houston museum, which has a pretty good collection.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 02:29 PM (AxFdW)

377 What are these socks you speak of? Can they keep my ankles warm? *hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at August 29, 2017 02:30 PM (xa9Kf)

378 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 07:27 PM (AxFdW) The Thomas Kinkade church is flooded. Flooded with light.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 02:30 PM (Mouru)

379 This thread is getting way too meta-sockish ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 29, 2017 02:30 PM (HWLn9)

380 The Thomas Kinkade church is flooded. Flooded with light.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 07:30 PM (Mouru)


lolz !

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (QC/4S)

381 "None. It's a pyramid." OK, now I've got a headache.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (398bZ)

382 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 07:27 PM (AxFdW) It was. But the water died of depression.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (9q7Dl)

383 Jack - this is an example of "socking". Notice how I used the name "Mark Rothko" ? That's not really my name. Of course, ScoggDog isn't REALLY my name either - but I'm sure you get the point. Maybe. So - supposedly speaking through Mark Rothko - who killed himself, so he doesn't talk much anymore - I'm making humor via the statement. The "sock" ties the whole bit together. Get it ? --- I can never tell. is this funny?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (vChNs)

384 Nood

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (O5Q3r)

385 I could go with this - but then there are some CULTURES which are sociopathic by their nature, especially in dealing with anyone from a different culture. So in those cultures, the individual sociopath numbers go way, way up.
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You mean like "Kill those who say Islam is not Peaceful?"

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (aT+Bx)

386 I am proud of Texans, I hope to be one -one day.

Posted by: willow at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (FKrah)

387 I think people will need to be moved to Austin and Dallas for part of the duration. ..... Evacuees need to know that San Antonio is much larger than Austin and has more capacity for sheltering folks.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 02:31 PM (K4eq3)

388 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded. Posted by: musical jolly chimp === No worries. It's two-dimensional. No depth, no flood.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:32 PM (2wRtc)

389 365 Posted by: nocargocults at August 29, 2017 07:21 PM --- That was a great post. Thanks for de-lurking to tell us what it's like there on the ground. Personally, I never thought the churches didn't care. It just didn't make sense to put people there, since they didn't have the right facilities. Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:26 PM (aT+Bx) Yeah I don't think anyone here is actually attacking the churches. Now Osteen perhaps, but even the people that find him personally distasteful don't seem to be going after him for not throwing open the doors.

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2017 02:32 PM (z/Ubi)

390 374 At WZ, there's a story about floating colonies of fire ants. WTF? How do you people live down there? Gators, fire ants, hurricanes...yikes. Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:29 PM (aT+Bx) --- FIREANT-NADO!!!!

Posted by: SyFy Exec at August 29, 2017 02:33 PM (vChNs)

391 FIREANT-NADO!!!! Posted by: SyFy Exec === I will watch the shit out that.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 02:33 PM (2wRtc)

392 This thread is getting way too meta-sockish ... Posted by: Anna Puma ________ You mean with people getting their knickers in a twist?

Posted by: F. H. Knickerbocker at August 29, 2017 02:34 PM (zkGZ8)

393 382 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 07:27 PM (AxFdW) It was. But the water died of depression. Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2017 07:31 PM (9q7Dl) --- imagine if the colors ran...

Posted by: SyFy Exec at August 29, 2017 02:34 PM (vChNs)

394 4 What do you do if your car is trapped in floodwaters? Is there a viable survival strategy? Posted by: Max Power Seems prudent to have a flotation vest. I am thinking there aren't many raging currents there, being how it's pretty flat. I don't know the water temp, but I wouldn't be surprised if he had hypothermia before drowning.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 29, 2017 02:34 PM (di1hb)

395 388 i hope the rothko chapel isn't flooded. Posted by: musical jolly chimp Sure as hell ain't flooded with color.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 02:34 PM (fiGNd)

396 >>This is a slow-roll disaster and we will be volunteering for months to help people. Yep. My church sent over a dozen teams down south after Katrina, over the course of more than a year. Bright side: ppl in Houston etc. are more likely to have clear title to their houses. Tis a helpful thing...

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 29, 2017 02:35 PM (wwL6Q)

397 Yeah I don't think anyone here is actually attacking the churches.



No one here. But you know who will...

Posted by: dagny at August 29, 2017 02:36 PM (wZuWv)

398 Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 07:09 PM (JqbcQ) Mama, not Pa. John Cash. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 07:25 PM (ihmYw) "Daddy's grave just went below the line..."

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at August 29, 2017 02:36 PM (gwPgz)

399 A lot of people, particularly the elderly, will develop illnesses as a result of exposure and stress, and those who already have chronic disorders are likely to have flare-ups-- meaning that hospitals and health professionals are going to be in the front lines too for a long time. Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 07:29 PM (3C9q2) Probably a huge outbreak of MRSA in the offing. Plus, other nasties. The sewers are also flooded and overflowing. Dead critters. Mosquitoes. Floods and sickness/plague go together.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2017 02:36 PM (9q7Dl)

400 Tom Servo, that neighborhood is many miles from Addicks and Barker, and is not upstream from either one of the dams. They're due west, and Cypress Creek runs from northwest to northeast of town and eventually flows into Spring Creek in the town of Humble. I have a correction, though. They pass the street signs at the intersection of Rolling Creek Drive and Elk River Road. That isn't anywhere near my route to work (nor of anyone else's, who doesn't live near the intersection) but I swear there's a house whose first floor is mostly under water with the same weirdness in the garage door windows.

Posted by: Jonathan G at August 29, 2017 02:40 PM (jT9wB)

401 For those who don't know, Joel Osteen's church IS arena-sized. That's because it used to be "The Summit" which was Houston's arena for major events like NBA games.

Posted by: Jonathan G at August 29, 2017 02:42 PM (jT9wB)

402 Conflating professional basketball with a religious destination is blasphemous.

Posted by: Milwaukee Bucks at August 29, 2017 02:56 PM (zkGZ8)

403 I'm an agnostic, what would I know about blasphemy?

Posted by: Jonathan G at August 29, 2017 02:59 PM (jT9wB)

404 Probably a huge outbreak of MRSA in the offing. Plus, other nasties. The sewers are also flooded and overflowing. Dead critters. Mosquitoes. Floods and sickness/plague go together. Posted by: naturalfake Anyone else get teh feeling we're about to find out if ebola ever actually went away there...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, SERENITY NOW! at August 29, 2017 03:00 PM (66CWr)

405 229

eh, just more hate on religion stuff from some commie. Every single church in my neighborhood that isn't flooded has opened their doors to shelter, feed, and comfort.

also... Melania looked fabulous today.

Posted by: itsacookbook at August 29, 2017 03:06 PM (yPxXc)

406 My heart breaks for these people. I wish there was something I could do besides just send money. Oh, Jewell- I worked Katrina at our local emergency assistance program and nobody in crisis ever thinks cash is cold and hard. Every cent is blessed.

Posted by: Sal at August 29, 2017 03:26 PM (hA4a+)

407 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 07:11 PM (Tnhbr) Someone is running around with no sock on

Posted by: PMRich at August 29, 2017 03:46 PM (w5Qj0)

408 Which one wins? The one we choose to feed.

Posted by: Darth Cobalt Shiva, Sith Lord at August 29, 2017 04:16 PM (iLR0P)

409 I feel like, if I KNEW a flood was coming, I'd move my grandfather clock to the second floor...

Posted by: anon at August 30, 2017 04:20 AM (lDq8n)

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