February 28, 2016

SES-9 Launch [CBD]
— Open Blogger

Hey....this is just cool stuff.

No politics if you can help it.

Videos under the fold.....

Addendum: If it's a scrub, then all bets are off and you can talk about presidential erotica (check the book thread) and lutefisk and whatever your psychotic minds can come up with.....

And another one....


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1 Oh, hello there.

Posted by: Oregon Atarian at February 28, 2016 01:43 PM (TOssO)

2 That trick?

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 01:43 PM (fizMZ)

3 Watching. Thanks for the thread Oh crap.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:43 PM (sdi6R)

4 It looks like we're going out of our way not to have political posts today.

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (QWY55)

5 Runs outside...

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (T78UI)

6 There are times when I am so proud of this country, my heart could explode.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (1zS3A)

7 Something about the range.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (sdi6R)

8 Been seeing a lot of satellites lately. A small thrill, as I am not in the boonies.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (2hcmo)

9 Missed it by that ( ) much Space the final frontier

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 01:44 PM (fizMZ)

10 is it aborted?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 01:45 PM (jR7Wy)

11 If they whispered on the technical webcast, it would remind me of golf commentary...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 28, 2016 01:45 PM (7FH+T)

12 Seems like it's on hold... at least for now.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 28, 2016 01:45 PM (7FH+T)

13 Ah, nevermind...

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 01:46 PM (T78UI)

14 Nothing seems to be happening. What's going on?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 01:46 PM (2x3L+)

15 I don't know whether this is a hold or a scrub.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:47 PM (sdi6R)

16 I don't know whether this is a hold or a scrub.

I can be both!

Posted by: Caitlyn Launch at February 28, 2016 01:48 PM (vXsn1)

17 Apparently the range called a hold. Maybe there's a boat or a plane in the restricted area.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:48 PM (sdi6R)

18 Missing a few Coneheads.

Posted by: Jake from Planet State Farm at February 28, 2016 01:49 PM (msVAP)

19 I remember sitting out in lawn chairs with my angel, the Future Empress, one clear, warm evening, in Dripping Springs. The skies are very dark out that way, and you can see quite a bit of the heavens. She saw her first meteor, and we both watched in stunned silence as a satellite slowly crawled across the night sky. Comes Spring, taking her out to Big Bend - the poor dear has never seen the Milky Way before.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 01:50 PM (/33sy)

20 Oh, was that tonight ?

Posted by: Mario's Powerboat at February 28, 2016 01:51 PM (VHRk+)

21 It's apparently not scrubbed at the moment. But this latest version of Falcon 9 uses supercooled liquid oxygen to boost performance, and it's loaded into the rocket at the last minute. So any delay means the LOX is warming, and increases the chances for a scrub.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:53 PM (sdi6R)

22 I remember the first time I saw both the Milky Way and my first satellite. It was in Mineral King Park in California. In the Midwest we never had such crystal clear skies and it blew my little mind. The herbicide committed at the campfire probably opened the doors of perception a wee bit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 01:55 PM (jR7Wy)

23 Ya could have told me!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 01:56 PM (iQIUe)

24 The countdown clock has been reset to T-10:42 but is still not moving.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 01:56 PM (sdi6R)

25 Taken out the garbage at the RV park t the campground at Salton Sea So many stars it looked like it as raining them

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (zOTsN)

26 See how awesome that looks? Could you imagine ancient man seeing this? It would look like a tailless dragon that breaths fire from it's butt.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (iQIUe)

27 They're acting like this is rocket science.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (e3bId)

28 Elon Musk should've blasted that boat out of the keep out zone with his laser sharks!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (jR7Wy)

29 I bet it is some leftys fking it up!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (iQIUe)

30 11 If they whispered on the technical webcast, it would remind me of golf commentary... Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 28, 2016 06:45 PM (7FH+T Well you want to show respect to the rocket and not interrupt it in mid ignition completely knocking it off its process by shouting.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (z/Ubi)

31 Since I posted in the Race Thread really late, I'll post this piece of useless information again. Its not useless if you enjoy endurance sportscar racing, all 2 of you. :-) "SCCA / IMSA style racing. Posted by: garrett The 12 Hours of Sebring is March 19. " :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2016 01:58 PM (k35y3)

32 26 See how awesome that looks? Could you imagine ancient man seeing this? It would look like a tailless dragon that breaths fire from it's butt. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 06:58 PM (iQIUe) They saw it all the time.

Posted by: Georgio Tsloukas at February 28, 2016 01:59 PM (z/Ubi)

33 Space X farted!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 01:59 PM (iQIUe)

34 Reset countdown to T - 10 min. Range violation by a ship.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 01:59 PM (u82oZ)

35 As a kid the family went to Cape Canaveral for a couple of days. Didn't see a launch and was around two weeks before the joint Soyaz? mission if I remember correctly. I Remember everyone would watch all the Apollo launches.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:00 PM (fizMZ)

36 Ecch, launch delays because of a boat? It's that dipshit's own fault if this thing comes down on his head.

Posted by: light the candle! at February 28, 2016 02:02 PM (vXsn1)

37 >>> Could you imagine ancient man seeing this? It would look like a tailless dragon that breaths fire from it's butt. This was a routine sight for ancient man.

Posted by: George Tsoukalas at February 28, 2016 02:02 PM (2hcmo)

38 33 Bruce With a Wang! Venting. Polite space engineers call it venting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:02 PM (u82oZ)

39 It's leaking steam.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:03 PM (e3bId)

40 It looks like an interstellar dildo.  We're coming for you, you sexy heavenly bodies!

Posted by: Fritz at February 28, 2016 02:03 PM (BngQR)

41 Venting. Polite space engineers call it venting. Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 28, 2016 07:02 PM (u82oZ) ========= Oh, puleez! They say: Let it rip! and they hold a lighted match to it, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:04 PM (iQIUe)

42 They really should get a better steam guy.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:04 PM (e3bId)

43 While I'm waiting watching the repeats of TWD, best start of a show ever with Darrell and the RPG7

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:04 PM (fizMZ)

44 Willliam S. Burroughs What are you here for? We're all here to go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6TJ9gqupc

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:05 PM (/33sy)

45 Ecch, launch delays because of a boat? It's that dipshit's own fault if this thing comes down on his head.

Posted by: light the candle! at February 28, 2016 07:02 PM (vXsn1)


Safety Nazis

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:05 PM (T78UI)

46 42 Bruce With a Wang! A lit match near the launch pad would be a bad idea right now.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:06 PM (u82oZ)

47 What's this things steam footprint, anyway?

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:06 PM (e3bId)

48 When I was a kid I use to be really afraid of my mom's pressure cooker. Didnt help that she yelled, Everyone out of the kitchen or you will get burned!! when she took the valve thingy off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:07 PM (iQIUe)

49 Dammit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 02:07 PM (jR7Wy)

50 And they're counting again!

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (sdi6R)

51 Woohoo!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (jR7Wy)

52 Scrub launch. Until tomorrow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (u82oZ)

53 They saw it all the time. Posted by: Georgio Tsloukas at February 28, 2016 06:59 PM (z/Ubi) ===== Yes they did judging by the manuscripts.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (iQIUe)

54 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (KCxzN)

55 Cant they call this ship up?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:08 PM (iQIUe)

56 Oops. 11 minutes to launch.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:09 PM (u82oZ)

Posted by: Fritz at February 28, 2016 02:09 PM (BngQR)

58
   Behold this, and then remember Kitty Hawk.

   Now tell me this is not the most exceptional country on this planet.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 28, 2016 02:09 PM (P/8aq)

59 Scrub launch. Until tomorrow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 28, 2016 07:08 PM (u82oZ)


Tomorrow Zulu time is today

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:10 PM (T78UI)

60 All ready on the right.....ready on the left....all ready on the firing line!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2016 02:10 PM (ej1L0)

61 Another cool thing to do is there is a website that you can find when the space station is going over. It's like watching a plane light flying horizon to horizon in 3 to 4 minutes but in silence. The best time is just before dawn or a hour after sunset. You put in where your viewing and it tells direction (nsew) degrees above horizon to start and end and time.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:11 PM (fizMZ)

62 No flaming skulls in pudding for the first time in Sessions career that he endorsed a candidate? What a jip.

Posted by: Drider at February 28, 2016 02:11 PM (6Xbsz)

63 Posted by: irongrampa at February 28, 2016 07:09 PM (P/8aq) Not according to Preezy MomJeans. Quite unexceptionable. Did we even build that??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:11 PM (pUDQf)

64 USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:11 PM (iQIUe)

65 It's in my bucket list to go see a live launch. It would be teh AWESOME!

Posted by: Old Blue at February 28, 2016 02:12 PM (9iR5/)

66 I can just imagine the Coast Guard on Channel 16 or Channel 13 Bridge to Bridge. "Move it, ya scurvy slug. You in a heap of trouble."

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:12 PM (u82oZ)

67 They need one of those basketball clocks that goes super fast.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:13 PM (e3bId)

68 66 It's in my bucket list to go see a live launch. It would be teh AWESOME! Posted by: Old Blue at February 28, 2016 07:12 PM (9iR5/) *** Better start the planning now; I should think a visa for Khazakhstan would take some time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:13 PM (/33sy)

69 53 Scrub launch. Until tomorrow. Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 28, 2016 07:08 PM (u82oZ) Like, with a brush?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 02:13 PM (0mRoj)

70 I have to say that I remember network TV coverage of launches back in the 60s, and there is no comparison to today's webcasts. Today we have much better coverage. And rocketcams!

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:13 PM (sdi6R)

71 60 Burt Toast My bad. Forgot my +5 Romeo in UCT.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (u82oZ)

72 Belay that.....at ease and take 5. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (ej1L0)

73 The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (ppaKI)

74 >>>Posted by: irongrampa at February 28, 2016 07:09 PM (P/8aq)
Not according to Preezy MomJeans. Quite unexceptionable. Did we even build that??
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 07:11 PM (pUDQf)<<<




You'd get nowhere without us!

Posted by: NASA mohammedans at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (H9MG5)

75 No flaming skulls in pudding for the first time in Sessions career that he endorsed a candidate?

What a jip.

Posted by: Drider at February 28, 2016 07:11 PM (6Xbsz)


Cruz or Rubio?

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (T78UI)

76 71 And rocketcams! Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 07:13 PM (sdi6R) *** Burning out his fuse up there, alone.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:14 PM (/33sy)

77 I have a buddy that worked at the Cape in the late 60s who watched an Apollo launch from right at the 2 mile limit. He said you couldn't stand up without holding on to something.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:15 PM (e3bId)

78 @  64


    Not to be impolite, but FUCK that cockSUCKER.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 28, 2016 02:16 PM (P/8aq)

79 This vent/fart reminds me of when the dog is startled by its own farts. Ooo! That was a big one!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:16 PM (iQIUe)

80 Those gasps of steam are really unnerving.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 02:16 PM (gjLib)

81 Take your protein pills and put your helmet on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 02:16 PM (0mRoj)

82 "Safety Nazis."
Well yeah. Literally. Space program pretty much invented that, and we had to get our own nazis, too. You don't really want to see rockets without safety nazis.

Safety oversight of Apollo I was Murphy. Yes, that Murphy. Not even a joke. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 02:16 PM (xq1UY)

83 I have a leftover slice of Mighty Meaty from Mellow Mushroom. When I am done eating that, I will smoke a filterless Camel and drink a can of sugar-free cherry Mountain Dew. Then I will resume drinking. Later, gators.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 28, 2016 02:17 PM (1zS3A)

84 I hope they have the alligator clips connected tightly to those two little wire thingies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 02:17 PM (sl+zA)

85 We're armed, baby!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:17 PM (iQIUe)

86 He's armed! Gun thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:17 PM (e3bId)

87 81 Those gasps of steam are really unnerving. Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 07:16 PM (gjLib) *** To you, Herr Doktor? To you, who brushes aside laws and morals like leaves? (I've seen all the documentaries Lang made about you - Das Testament is still the best.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:17 PM (/33sy)

88 Whoa. IG bringing the trash talk. Well done.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:18 PM (QDnY+)

89 All of the first stage booster recovery failures have been on the sea stationed platforms. The last one they said that one of the legs had frozen and then collapsed at touchdown. The one successful landing occurred on land. I would think that the platform movement on ocean could have a little bit to do with that.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 28, 2016 02:18 PM (9iR5/)

90 70 53 Insomniac I can think of a security-violating Pres. Candidate I'l like to see in the blast area. The average corruption of the planet would drop - a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:18 PM (u82oZ)

91 One minute... runs outside...

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:18 PM (T78UI)

92 Range is green. Go for launch.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:18 PM (sdi6R)

93 *clenched*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 02:19 PM (jR7Wy)

94 oh, spaceX you so sexy!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:19 PM (iQIUe)

95 Well yeah. Literally. Space program pretty much invented that, and we had to get our own nazis, too. Back when Werner von Braun was working for the Germans your rocket could end up in the fountain in Trafalgar Square and you'd not only get a pass, you'd get a commendation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 02:19 PM (sl+zA)

96 Awwwwwwwwwwwwwcrap

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (fizMZ)

97 Well, so much for third time's a charm...

Posted by: Eric in Hollywood at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (VD+3z)

98 Uh, is that normal?

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (e3bId)

99 Sob!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (iQIUe)

100 Launch abort.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (sdi6R)

101 What happened? Launch aborted??

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (2x3L+)

102 Well, that sucked, still interesting to watch/listen in on the process.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2016 02:20 PM (2cS/G)

103 Damn. Dud. Are these Chinese bottle rockets?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (pUDQf)

104 >>Uh, is that normal? I guess, for an abort.

Posted by: Aviator at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (c7vUv)

105 I remember them bringing TVs into the classroom in elementary school to watch the Gemini and early Apollo launches. Had a General Dynamics rocket engineer teach an "enrichment" evening class in 5th or 6th grade. Was great. Actually learned (and since forgot) the basic principles of rocket design, thrust and gravity, propulsion in a vacuum, etc. Of course at a young person's level, but still. Good times. In many ways.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (QDnY+)

106 Are all systems nominal? Cuz they have to be nominal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (sl+zA)

107 >>> cool thing to do is there is a website that you can find when the space station is going over Monday March 7 looks good for my area. I should scout a good viewing area.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (2hcmo)

108 Oh shit.
Now's when it's really dangerous.
Two great big tanks of lox and kero just didn't go off. Want to walk up to that?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (xq1UY)

109 I want my money back! Well, that was disappointing

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:21 PM (2x3L+)

110 (I've seen all the documentaries Lang made about you - Das Testament is still the best.) Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 07:17 PM (/33sy) And now you see my greatest triumph! HAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (gjLib)

111 abort

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (T78UI)

112 Trump will, one day, get us back into space in a big way with space ships and moon bases, and mars missions. It will be yuuuge and glorious, and there will be jobs, high tech jobs where mysterious noises will be heard coming from industrial type buildings. Sounds of motors and hammering and trucks and back up alarms late at night like at Apple. Weird noises that no one will explain, noises that will make news because no one has ever heard those kinds of noises in the US for years and years. And those jobs will be union jobs, with good union benefits and good union pensions, because Trump knows how to work with organized labor. It will be exciting, and America will be grate again. You'll see.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (Ssyrx)

113 I note that the Space-X spokesguy is wearing a proper shirt with no naked ladies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (sl+zA)

114 Must have been some problem with the engines. They have the ability to shut them down after ignition, and this has happened before.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (sdi6R)

115 Everything is off, safe or normal

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (fizMZ)

116 109 Oh shit. Now's when it's really dangerous. Two great big tanks of lox and kero just didn't go off. Want to walk up to that? Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 07:21 PM (xq1UY) You're going to need a lot of bagels and cream cheese.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 02:22 PM (0mRoj)

117 Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot Won aight hunder'd Kars for kids, won aight hunder'd kars for kids ~

Posted by: 1-800 Kars 4 Kids [/i] [/b] at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (A/3fN)

118 Abort/scrub? Aaand, they're off .......... lutefisk discussion incoming.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (QDnY+)

119 We didn't build that!

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (e3bId)

120 106 I remember them bringing TVs into the classroom in elementary school to watch the Gemini and early Apollo launches. Had a General Dynamics rocket engineer teach an "enrichment" evening class in 5th or 6th grade. Was great. Actually learned (and since forgot) the basic principles of rocket design, thrust and gravity, propulsion in a vacuum, etc. Of course at a young person's level, but still. Good times. In many ways. Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 07:21 PM (QDnY+) *** As someone born in the '70's and come of age in the '90's, I look back at the mid-to-late '60's and get the sense we were right on the verge of something really amazing, but just got sort of tired and sat down where we were and never quite got the wind up again.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (/33sy)

121 Bad omen.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (iQIUe)

122 @114 White, short sleeves, pocket protector?
If he was smoking a Camel, that bird would have lit.
Moar sliderules!

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 02:23 PM (xq1UY)

123 Sucks. Waveoff at the last minute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:24 PM (u82oZ)

124 That's actually pretty impressive that they got as far as lighting the candle and were able to shut it down without everything going splodey.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 28, 2016 02:24 PM (1xUj/)

125 114 I note that the Space-X spokesguy is wearing a proper shirt with no naked ladies. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 07:22 PM (sl+zA) John Insprucker is an Air Force vet, and he used to work Titan launches from this very same pad.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:24 PM (sdi6R)

126 Yeah, it looks like the main engines failed to start when the igniters lit. They immediately shut it down. I stayed at a La Quinta last week.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:24 PM (pUDQf)

127 Does not look like the lighter ignited the Pu-235 space modulator.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 28, 2016 02:24 PM (FtrY1)

128 > I note that the Space-X spokesguy is wearing a proper shirt with no naked ladies. And there is no problem with the latter, for the record (and seeing how contexts are different, too).

Posted by: Bobby at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (iDp69)

129 It was the AE-35 unit. It was going to go 100 percent failure within 72 hours.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (sl+zA)

130 They meant to do that.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (e3bId)

131 There was still fire at the bottom last close shot I saw. Current shot is too far.

Posted by: TB at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (UXEYz)

132 125 That's actually pretty impressive that they got as far as lighting the candle and were able to shut it down without everything going splodey. Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 28, 2016 07:24 PM (1xUj/) Splodey is bad.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (pUDQf)

133 Weasel! How was the range today? Turned much money into noise?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:25 PM (QDnY+)

134 111 (I've seen all the documentaries Lang made about you - Das Testament is still the best.) Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 07:17 PM (/33sy) And now you see my greatest triumph! HAHAHAHAHAH Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 07:22 PM (gjLib) *** Rudolpf Klein-Rogge was a great actor - few could match him as a villain.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:26 PM (/33sy)

135 Fire, Shmire. Here - go put the pin back in it.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:26 PM (e3bId)

136 Short sleeve dress shirts + pocket protectors + slide rules = perfect launches.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:27 PM (iQIUe)

137 So I guess CBD has different reading habits and interests than I do ..... presidential erotica and lutefisk? Was this a thread lately that I missed?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:27 PM (QDnY+)

138 NOT SCRUBBED FOR THE NIGHT!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:28 PM (iQIUe)

139 Did he just say 51 minutes?

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at February 28, 2016 02:28 PM (mt1sz)

140 125 That's actually pretty impressive that they got as far as lighting the candle and were able to shut it down without everything going splodey. Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 28, 2016 07:24 PM (1xUj/) No Earth shattering Kaboom? Awwwww....

Posted by: Marvin at February 28, 2016 02:28 PM (z/Ubi)

141 Since the launch is scrubbed..... Session endorsing Trump is a big deal. moe mentum

Posted by: seamrog at February 28, 2016 02:28 PM (mlfvk)

142 What?  I missed a thread on lutefisk?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:28 PM (dFi94)

143 There is a Russian documentary film clip where they had a launch problem and there were technicians on the pad working the problem, and the general in charge took a chair out to the pad to show everyone how safe it was, and he sat there in the chair, next to the rocket, smoking as the technicians tried to stop a fuel leak.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:29 PM (Ssyrx)

144 Since the launch is scrubbed..... Session endorsing Trump is a big deal. You shut your whore mouth. Launch is not scrubbed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 28, 2016 02:29 PM (1xUj/)

145 This thread sounds all sciency.  I might have to go back to Pinterest.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:30 PM (dFi94)

146 Okay, so it's over 100 comments so, political comment: Hillary! is a lying bitch.

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2016 02:30 PM (sm4Ko)

147 114 I note that the Space-X spokesguy is wearing a proper shirt with no naked ladies. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 07:22 PM (sl+zA) --- He's wearing the nekkid ladies shorts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 02:30 PM (jR7Wy)

148 Wow, they haven't officially scrubbed for the night. I'd say they probably will, but it's not my call. The fact that they can go all the way to ignition and recycle the count is pretty remarkable.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:30 PM (sdi6R)

149 Rhomboid! Thanks for axing! Great day and perfect weather - sunny and a little breezy. I wanted to chrono my 260 load, and we had a team practice at 600 after that. Really great day. I dropped 4 points (four 9s) out of 200.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (e3bId)

150 Klein-Rogge really was great. A wild success as Mabuse, but have you seen him as Haghi, in "Spies"? He (and Lang, of course) invented the iconic film villain, always under control, pulling string from his lair. AND in a wheelchair! That movie also has the classic scenario of the hero/heroine tied up and left to a grisly fate, while the villain LEAVES instead of supervising to make sure they actually die! Lang practically wrote the blueprint for all the James Bond movies to come.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (gjLib)

151 NOT SCRUBBED FOR THE NIGHT! Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! Roight, roight. But can'ya sing it a bit slowah?

Posted by: Phil Collins[/i] [/b] at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (A/3fN)

152 >>> This thread sounds all sciency. I might have to go back to Pinterest. Nah, just lights in the night sky.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (2hcmo)

153 Since we're mentioning Sessions, might we also mention the huge rumor that Donald's taxes contain not only ties to a mob run business but also donations to planned parenthood? Wonder how Jeff feels about that, since he called for congress to defund PP.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (pUDQf)

154 Speaking of Science. . . still can't watch the Martian. Forth try, got three minutes or less before turned it off.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (Ssyrx)

155 Boooo!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (iQIUe)

156 Aw, scrubbed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (jR7Wy)

157 Scrubbed. Sob!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (iQIUe)

158 OK, so the non-rocket commentary has a "Hold" placed on it, then? Well before the guys in tactical gear come around enforcing the rules, I'll just toss out that I don't get why Sen. Sessions endorsing you-know-who is exactly news - as he was the first conspicuous big name to be associated with his campaign back at the start (cuz: immigration). Not lamenting or celebrating it, just seems like semi-old news is all.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:31 PM (QDnY+)

159 I am going back to "Declare" by Tim Powers.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 28, 2016 02:32 PM (1zS3A)

160 OT: Hate to go OT, but did you hear that Jeff Sessions endorsed Trump? Whoa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 28, 2016 02:32 PM (zLP1L)

161 OK, now it sounds like a scrub. Not surprising.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:32 PM (sdi6R)

162 Thats a a lot of LOX and kerosene to offload. They deserve a lot of credit for doing it safely - twice. Scrub confirmed, but no launch date in the future.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at February 28, 2016 02:32 PM (u82oZ)

163 Well, this turned out to be a fizzle of a party.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 28, 2016 02:32 PM (sl+zA)

164 Now what are we supposed to do?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (2x3L+)

165 Oboyoboy. Not for "all the tea in China" would I be that guy who has to re-check the igniters...

This is where you get in trouble. Window closing fast, she's all gassed up, days of work to start over, all we need is one little...

Save all who dare the eagle's flight
And keep them by they watchful care
From every peril in the air.


Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (xq1UY)

166 150 correction! Dropped 4 out of 400. For 9s in 2 - 20 round strings.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (e3bId)

167 Damn. Disappointed that the launch didn't happen. I have to wonder if their fuel loading procedure is causing the misfires.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (9iR5/)

168 Is the Barry red water bottle sidebar pic a douchebag? Does it mean Barry is a commie douchebag? I didn't look for it on Amazon. Sorry. Or just a douchebag without the Leftist overlay? The jump to the bottom feature is brilliant.

Posted by: DM at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (j/tOh)

169 Hate to go OT, but did you hear that Jeff Sessions endorsed Trump?

Whoa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 28, 2016 07:32 PM (zLP1L)


Drudge had something earlier today...

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (T78UI)

170 "Bust up the oligarchy" Jeff Sessions

Posted by: seamrog at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (mlfvk)

171 Scrubbed and rinsed.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (B+oa+)

172 Hate to go OT, but did you hear that Jeff Sessions endorsed Trump?

Whoa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 28, 2016 07:32 PM (zLP1L)

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Apparently so did David Duke.  You win some, you lose some.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:33 PM (dFi94)

173 So it would be quite hilarious if one of the SpaceX techs ran out there and lit a Roman candle off in front of the web cam. Just saying.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:34 PM (pUDQf)

174 44 While I'm waiting watching the repeats of TWD, best start of a show ever with Darrell and the RPG7
That was an impressive way to shut up a trash talker.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2016 02:34 PM (k35y3)

175 I could live with a Trump/Sessions ticket. But there's still the formality of actually winning the primaries and getting the delegates.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 28, 2016 02:34 PM (zLP1L)

176 Harris Faulkner looks hawt tonight.

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2016 02:35 PM (sm4Ko)

177 Maybe they'll replay the unlaunch. Or at least show us the boat being torpedoed.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 02:35 PM (gjLib)

178 Trump has already admitted donations to PPHood and you can't build anything in NY/NJ without paying a mob run union, or carting and hauling business Jim McGreevy, lautenberg, Torricelli, all with mob connections

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 02:35 PM (zOTsN)

179 #22 Don't be so complacent. That beautiful night sky is where that SMOD lurks.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Posted by: torabora at February 28, 2016 02:35 PM (r0Ux0)

180 "There is a Russian documentary film clip where they had a launch problem and there were technicians on the pad working the problem, and the general in charge took a chair out to the pad to show everyone how safe it was, and he sat there in the chair, next to the rocket, smoking as the technicians tried to stop a fuel leak."

Posted by: Zombie Marshal Nedelin at February 28, 2016 02:35 PM (noWW6)

181 151 Klein-Rogge really was great. A wild success as Mabuse, but have you seen him as Haghi, in "Spies"? He (and Lang, of course) invented the iconic film villain, always under control, pulling string from his lair. AND in a wheelchair! That movie also has the classic scenario of the hero/heroine tied up and left to a grisly fate, while the villain LEAVES instead of supervising to make sure they actually die! Lang practically wrote the blueprint for all the James Bond movies to come. Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 07:31 PM (gjLib) *** One of my favorites......and the scene where he stands up and walks out...and then when you realize he's the one who's been feeding Jason the intel on Haghi..... Genius.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (/33sy)

182 I wonder if they have all decided to just go for a brokered convention.  I don't understand Sessions endorsing Trump.

Posted by: Infidel at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (yb485)

183 We could keep with the science stuff Or start arguing politics Either or

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (fizMZ)

184 Trump has already admitted donations to PPHood and you can't build anything in NY/NJ without paying a mob run union, or carting and hauling business


Jim McGreevy, lautenberg, Torricelli, all with mob connections
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This produces no urge within me to vote for the man.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (dFi94)

185 Kkk endorsed Reagan too. He did a better job rejecting them

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (zOTsN)

186 Meant to say, going out to the pad next to the fueled booster didn't work out so well for me.

Posted by: Zombie Marshal Nedelin at February 28, 2016 02:36 PM (noWW6)

187 Is the Barry red water bottle sidebar pic a douchebag?

Posted by: DM at February 28, 2016 07:33 PM (j/tOh)


That is an old fashioned water bottle -
good for hot water, cold water; with proper accessories, hoses, and nozzles you can use it as a douchebag, enema sack; and general relief of tension and anxiety.

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:37 PM (T78UI)

188 Weasel - sounds great. Though to a cave-man shooter like me, all those numbers and strings and what-all are Greek. If I can hold a man-sized profile at 150 yards with a Mosin or M1, I'm stoked. I am getting some 45ACP loaded but (*$#^#_@!!!), one of the 1911 grip bushings is dorked (stuck to the grip screw) AGAIN. In 105 years, nobobdy has thought to improve/simplify the least functionally important part of the 1911? Seems like this kind of screw/bushing dorking is quite common. Infuriating.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:37 PM (QDnY+)

189 We could keep with the science stuff and start listing all the science that is wrong in The Martian. That would take at least a week.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (Ssyrx)

190 165 Now what are we supposed to do? Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 07:33 PM (2x3L+) Why don't we build a campfire, sing a few songs?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (0mRoj)

191 I typed all this but yinzall rocketed over here like I was a very fat willow.

I'd rather have one two pounder than a fifteen pounder.

I didn't believe I could actually get tired reeling up big fish til I went blue-fishing off one of the NJ boats.

Scale everything down to 1/4 that size and you're walleye jigging in Canada.

With Bald Eagles instead of seagulls for accompaniment.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (DL2i+)

192 You can't grow taters in shit?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (pUDQf)

193 Meant to say, going out to the pad next to the fueled booster didn't work out so well for me. Posted by: Zombie Marshal Nedelin at February 28, 2016 07:36 PM (noWW6) Oh yeah? Just try catching an incoming mortar round with your oversized hat.

Posted by: Zombie Nork Vice Minister Kim Chol at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (sl+zA)

194 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president.

Link to story at ZeroHedge

https://tinyurl.com/h7sacte

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 02:38 PM (AJeMv)

195 We could keep with the science stuff and start listing all the science that is wrong in The Martian.
=============================================


Did something weird happen to Bill Bixby, or am I thinking of someone else?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:39 PM (dFi94)

196 Amazon has a cheesy golden douchebag award though. I checked, so thanks, Ace.

Posted by: DM at February 28, 2016 02:39 PM (j/tOh)

197 I get potato scraps growing in my compost all the time

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:39 PM (fizMZ)

198 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president.

Link to story at ZeroHedge

https://tinyurl.com/h7sacte

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (AJeMv)


But tranzis are just fine.

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:40 PM (T78UI)

199 Day pooled de plug, man. Well, tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode of "Failure to Launch!" Starring Matthew McConaughay as Elon Musk.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 28, 2016 02:40 PM (FtrY1)

200 Meant to say, going out to the pad next to the fueled booster didn't work out so well for me. Posted by: Zombie Marshal Nedelin at February 28, 2016 07:36 PM Yes, I was quite impressed just how far, and how fast one can run when you are inside the fireball and your only protection is motocycle leathers. There was one guy who actually made it past the camera, but his back was smoking when he passed out of sight.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:40 PM (Ssyrx)

201 Why don't we build a campfire, sing a few songs?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (0mRoj)

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This afternoon I was enjoying some Eddie Rabbit.  Eddie Rabbit was a particular favorite of my late brother. It made me happy.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:41 PM (dFi94)

202 195 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president. Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (AJeMv) Yet there hasn't been a military coup with Barack Hussein Obama as president for 7 years.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 02:41 PM (sdi6R)

203 Some people from flyover states, like Wisconsin for instance, need a little Mexican heroin in their neighborhood to adjust their point of view.

Posted by: mega machines at February 28, 2016 02:41 PM (fbovC)

204 I'm not advocating anyone vote for him. Not even close. But the fact that Trump used a sub to haul away trash from a construction site, and that sub may have had mob connections is called living in a city on the east coast. You can't find anyone in carting and hauling that isn't mobbed up

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 02:41 PM (zOTsN)

205 @  189

    Fix the grip one of 2 ways--enlarge the hole a tiny bit OR (the way I use) dab some Sta-Lube in the screw shank and life is good.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 28, 2016 02:42 PM (P/8aq)

206 If I ever get involved in a zombie apocalypse I would find a ma duece and go ape shit.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:42 PM (fizMZ)

207 One of my favorites......and the scene where he stands up and walks out...and then when you realize he's the one who's been feeding Jason the intel on Haghi..... Genius..... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants TOTALLY agree. That's the movie I'd show to silent movie first-timers. Metropolis is too stylized, and the pacing too slow for people who aren't used to it. But Spies rocks along at a real fast clip, there are lots of cliffhanger moments and plot twists to hold the attention. And it's more modern in a way, not such a prisoner of the 1920s. That standing up scene was a terrific twist, but nothing had me prepared for the scene in Jason's office when they find out who Agent 719 is! That is pure genius.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 28, 2016 02:42 PM (gjLib)

208 Musk's EBT card must be overdrawn.

Posted by: Javems at February 28, 2016 02:42 PM (yOqwj)

209 Some people from flyover states, like Wisconsin for instance, need a little Mexican heroin in their neighborhood to adjust their point of view.

Posted by: mega machines at February 28, 2016 07:41 PM (fbovC)

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Nah, I just need to find my glasses.  Usually they're on the top of my head.  When they're not, it becomes difficult to find them because I can't see without my glasses.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 28, 2016 02:43 PM (dFi94)

210 Re that russki general smoking to emphasize his confidence while hanging out near the leaking rocket ..... Apologies if a repeat. Late 90s, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia. Planes from Georgia or Armenia would usually stopover immediately at small airports in Russia cuz - they had fuel. Then on to Europe. So it's dusk, we land, and we stay onboard while refuelling takes place. Two guys out there, hose plugged up into the wing - smoking. Not just smoking. One guy had the cig just barely hanging on his lower lip, it danced up and down as they gibbered away. Euro weenie seated near me expresses concern about the obvious. I just laughed and said something like "you think they've done it any differently for the last 50 years?!". Ha.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:43 PM (QDnY+)

211 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (AJeMv)


Yet there hasn't been a military coup with Barack Hussein Obama as president for 7 years.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 07:41 PM (sdi6R)


Looks like it would be prudent to have Haydon put to intense (further) debriefing on/about 21 JAN 2017.

Posted by: Burt Toast at February 28, 2016 02:44 PM (T78UI)

212 Trump has already admitted donations to PPHood and you can't build anything in NY/NJ without paying a mob run union, or carting and hauling business Jim McGreevy, lautenberg, Torricelli, all Democrats with mob connections Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 07:35 PM (zOTsN) SO no problems because Dem!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2016 02:44 PM (wYnyS)

213 In other news, Calypso Louie Farrakhan called skankles "Satan". He said he don't like white folk. I'm shocked.

Posted by: seamrog at February 28, 2016 02:44 PM (mlfvk)

214 Rhomboid, Thanks for mentioning the Lee Auto-drum powder measure. Hadn't heard about it but the reviews show it is just what I need when the powder scoops are quite enough. The order goes in tomorrow. Picked up a minimally sporterized Remington 1917 Enfield in 30-06. Made in 1918. The bore is clean and the rifling sharp. This isn't a collectible. It will be my 30-06 cast bullet rifle with that strong Enfield action. The low number '03 Springfield may become a wall hanger.

Posted by: JTB at February 28, 2016 02:45 PM (FvdPb)

215 If I ever get involved in a zombie apocalypse I would find a ma duece and go ape shit.
Posted by: Skip

Well huhyeah. Hell, I'd do that for a Sunday picnic. Who wouldn't?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at February 28, 2016 02:46 PM (xq1UY)

216 Even when I was twenty something swinging a sledgehammer for 8 hrs is a very tiring day and I was use to it. Swinging a sword, club or battle axe to kill zombies, orks, or Gauls in a battle would be equaling tiring.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:46 PM (fizMZ)

217 Yeah, see, Trump is so scary that the military that Obama has raped and thrown on the pile, would rise up and take down Trump because Trump would be horrible... so , keep that in mind if you are voting for Trump.  Ok, got it. 

This "guy" , Micheal Haydon, talking this bile is full of shat. 

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 02:46 PM (e7T6D)

218 Swinging a sword, club or battle axe to kill zombies, orks, or Gauls in a battle would be equaling tiring. I've done some sparring in Tae Kwon Do. Doing the things when someone's trying to hit you back is infinitely more tiring than just doing the things. I imagine that if the things are trying to eat you it gets harder yet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 28, 2016 02:48 PM (1xUj/)

219 IG - thanks. Yep, this is the 2nd time around this block. Gunsmith put in new bushings last time - this may be the one out of 4 that he didn't replace. I am very careful with the screw-tightening because of this issue. Hence my rage. Ordered another set of new bushings - if a new one threads into the frame easily, I'll do it, otherwise back to the gunsmith. But I'd call this a pretty bad design flaw in the 1911. Own/familiar with lots of other firearms, only one where this is an issue. Skip - Navy ship's company had some ma deuces at my range last week, doing their qualifications. Oh, yes. The way they tore up the wood target frames was hilarious.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:48 PM (QDnY+)

220 >>>> Why don't we build a campfire, sing a few songs? Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM ----- Nah, we'll just fight over which songs to sing. Best to keep the flame war limited to the blog.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:48 PM (2x3L+)

221 Anyone gonna watch the BlackActorsMatter awards tonight?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 02:49 PM (AJeMv)

222 I think the Felix Sater thing is a bit bigger than just doing business with unions.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:49 PM (pUDQf)

223 214: How many visits has Calypso Lou made to the White House? Or is even he to toxic for Prezident Precious?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2016 02:49 PM (k35y3)

224 Jeff. Sessions.

Posted by: The Hot Gate. at February 28, 2016 02:50 PM (KJZeR)

225 Skip, got your kitty pic. Very cute!

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:50 PM (2x3L+)

226 >>>Even when I was twenty something swinging a sledgehammer for 8 hrs is a very tiring day and I was use to it. Swinging a sword, club or battle axe to kill zombies, orks, or Gauls in a battle would be equaling tiring.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 07:46 PM (fizMZ)<<<



**thinks about grandpa's sledgehammer that I can't even lift**


But, but, but, I program things!

Posted by: Pajamaboy from the GE commercials at February 28, 2016 02:51 PM (H9MG5)

227 Presidential lutefish erotica? Pass.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 28, 2016 02:51 PM (DWQGc)

228 federalist says trump bought land from an old torn down casino from a mobster in AC. Ocean front in AC was owned by the Philly mob for decades. Then when he built his casino in AC, he used the bartenders Union which is mobbed up. He also had no choice, you have to use the union. And he subbed a concrete firm in AC that had mob ties. It was AC in NJ, not Davenport Iowa. Plenty of real reasons to go after him. But this ain't it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 02:51 PM (zOTsN)

229 Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:49 PM (AJeMv) I thought about it but then realized I needed to rearrange my silverware. And that junk drawer has been trouble now for a year. Waaaay too busy. Sure it will be riveting though. A love message to BLM.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:52 PM (pUDQf)

230 Hayden's a former USAF general. Like any general officer, he's a political animal. In my - admittedly limited - experience of the US armed forces, you can't really trust any officer above LTC.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 28, 2016 02:52 PM (1zS3A)

231 203 195 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president. Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (AJeMv) *********** Do you have the actual quote for that? Also I think you mean Hayden--not Haydon.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 28, 2016 02:52 PM (mcm0N)

232 Remember, every time you read the "news", stop and think, "Is this real news or propaganda?" Sadly, nowadays it's more than likely the latter.

Posted by: seamrog at February 28, 2016 02:52 PM (mlfvk)

233 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president. Ridiculous. If they didn't coup OFuckstick, they aren't going to coup Trump.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 28, 2016 02:53 PM (rwI+c)

234 I'm sure anyone doing real estate from NY through Atlantic City had mob connections or payoffs.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:53 PM (fizMZ)

235 >>>> Anyone gonna watch the BlackActorsMatter awards tonight? Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:49 ------ I might just watch the Chris Rock monologue, but then I'm turning it off. More likely, I'll just YouTube it tomorrow

Posted by: L, Elle at February 28, 2016 02:53 PM (2x3L+)

236 General Grades need Field and Company Grades to do shit. They sure as hell won't follow some civilian bullshit CIA types.

Posted by: Javems at February 28, 2016 02:54 PM (yOqwj)

237 I'm sorry, but after Caytlin Jenner, who cares about the mob and connections?

We have transgenders now!  Weeeee!   Nothing else matters anymore. 

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 02:54 PM (e7T6D)

238 Anna - new book soon?

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:55 PM (fizMZ)

239 You're linking to zerohedge? I really doubt he said there would be a military coup.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 28, 2016 02:55 PM (mcm0N)

240 No offense to any Air Force vets in here, but.... geeze... the guy was a Air Force General.  heh.  That whole service has been off the rails for years.  Yes, I'm kinda joking.... but only just. 

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 02:56 PM (e7T6D)

241 Did Hayden really say that? I thought it was something slightly less incendiary, but equally stupid, about the intel community not following orders under a Prez Weasel Hair. Hayden is vague to me, but I seem to recall he fits right in with the long string of very mediocre intel chiefs going back ..... well, won't finish that. Gets awkward. Perhaps the good general could recall that highly sensitive, compartmented/code word programs were blown by so-called professionals in the community under Bush. Ya know, the sort of stuff Dem Secs of State keep on their Facebook account. But it was only war-time operational intel gathering, directly related to saving lives and winning a war, that was involved, so no biggy. I guess the Dems and other GOP candidates should now vie with each other to denounce Hayden's stupid lunacy - and then be condemned if their denunciations aren't strident enough?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 02:56 PM (QDnY+)

242 obama has ties to a terrorist organization that killed people. Mob visiting the White House to see Trump seems like an improvement. Honestly, at this point, unless someone finds a dead body in Trumps bathtub, nothing is stopping him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 02:56 PM (pUDQf)

243 Jim Mcgreevy actually got his start in politics being bankrolled by a mobster. True story. Taking money from a mobster to support your political career is different than being compelled by state regulators to use a mob run Union for your business

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 02:57 PM (zOTsN)

244 How soon until they have black actors and a white/other actor awards? Leftist start out screening equal and end up segregated.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:57 PM (fizMZ)

245 Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 07:51 PM (zOTsN) It would be hard to NOT do business with people "with associations with organized crime" in NJ, NY, Philly, or certain parts of CT when you're doing something in any way related to building things.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 02:57 PM (AkOaV)

246 Anyone gonna watch the BlackActorsMatter awards tonight? Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:49
No. To be fair, I won't be watching the Oscars either. I've been boycotting the Oscars for almost 47 years now.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2016 02:58 PM (k35y3)

247 The low number '03 Springfield may become a wall hanger. Posted by: JTB at February 28, 2016 07:45 PM (FvdPb) Nice!.....I have a low number and I only shoot Garand loads in it (150). Very accurate and the sights are one of a kind. Hasn't blown up yet and remember that many a doughboy in 1917-1918 shot the barrels out of 'em with no problems.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2016 02:58 PM (ej1L0)

248 Gum?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 28, 2016 02:58 PM (rwI+c)

249 "I really doubt he said there would be a military coup." Yes, he really did say military coup. It was a response to Trump saying blow up terrorists and their families too, and Hayden said we don't kill civilians and that the CIA would refuse the order.

Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 02:58 PM (Ssyrx)

250 Honestly, at this point, unless someone finds a dead body in Trumps bathtub, nothing is stopping him. Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 07:56 PM (pUDQf) ****** Even then, it would depend on who said dead person was.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 28, 2016 02:58 PM (4/bZT)

251 I was a USAF enlisted, Generals are all political motivated.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 02:59 PM (fizMZ)

252 Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 07:56 PM (QDnY+) He said the military would refuse Trumps orders to "water board" and to "kill the families of ISIS". Maher used the word "coup." But yeah, fuck the good general for even hinting at something like that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 02:59 PM (AkOaV)

253 I'm looking at a Vepr in 308. It's whispering to me 'I'm just like your PSL, only better better better ...'.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 28, 2016 02:59 PM (rwI+c)

254 Sure there were mob people in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area. Like Jimmy Hoffa for instance. But Hoffa was never able to cement much support, unlike Trump. Eventually, he was pillored.

Posted by: mega machines at February 28, 2016 02:59 PM (fbovC)

255 I really doubt he said there would be a military coup. Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 28, 2016 07:55 PM (mcm0N) Maher used the word "coup" but the clip is on youtube. You can see what was said and judge for yourself.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (AkOaV)

256 Yes, he really did say military coup. It was a response to Trump saying blow up terrorists and their families too, and Hayden said we don't kill civilians and that the CIA would refuse the order. Posted by: Andruss Leftgarter at February 28, 2016 07:58 PM (Ssyrx) ***** Funny, they sure used to kill civilians during wars.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (4/bZT)

257 Pixy isn't letting me copy and paste from Notepad the entire quote.

The context is regarding Trump's promise to kill family members of ISIS.

"That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict. There would be a coup in this country."

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (AJeMv)

258 and Hayden said we don't kill civilians The 8th Airforce just telegraphed me and said wtf?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (rwI+c)

259 Former CIA director Michael Haydon said during an interview with lefty nutjob Bill Maher that there would be a military coup were Trump to become president.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 28, 2016 07:38 PM (AJeMv)
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career intel weenie: he doesn't know anything more about the military that Barry the Dimwitted does.

chair warming REMFs shouldn't talk about the military or what it might do.

that pussy would shit if he ever had to make a life or death decision with HIS ass on the line.

the Intel section's motto: "we bet your life on our analysis."

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (5PGBa)

260 For the record, as I mentioned up thread, it's not just using businesses with ties to the mob. He gave Felix Sater a job and then denied knowing the guy in a deposition. That was on CNN. Sater has known ties to the mob. But again, if no one gave a shit about Obama and the Weather Underground, Trumps daliences with the Mob seem small potatoes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 03:00 PM (pUDQf)

261 I thought this episode (last weeks)rocked of TWD

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (fizMZ)

262 rhomboid Simple common sense should tell most that if Hayden said there would be a "military coup" as relayed by Mr. Dead Parrot--you wouldn't have to go to zerohedge to read about it. The "story" would make headlines at other places.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (mcm0N)

263 Oi!  Corgis!  Nood.  Oscars.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (Q7bO0)

264 241 No offense to any Air Force vets in here, but.... geeze... the guy was a Air Force General. heh. That whole service has been off the rails for years. Yes, I'm kinda joking.... but only just.
I got out in 98 (High Year Tenure. Didn't make SSgt.). I don't miss it. PC was rapidly taking hold. When the Cold War ended, the USAF was a service searching for a mission (my opinion). They apparently still haven't found it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (k35y3)

265 >>>Yes, I'm kinda joking.... but only just. Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 07:56 PM (e7T6D) *** Do you remember the dumbass move to make USAF uniforms look like Navy uniforms? Jesus!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (1zS3A)

266 255 Sure there were mob people in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area. Like Jimmy Hoffa for instance. But Hoffa was never able to cement much support, unlike Trump. Eventually, he was pillored. Posted by: mega machines at February 28, 2016 07:59 PM (fbovC) ... I don't think you understand. "people with connections to organized crime" is most of the local (dem) politicians, most of the ranking union people (who you are required to hire), the entire carting / waste industry from Philly to Bridgeport CT, and much of the people involved in building anything.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 03:01 PM (AkOaV)

267 JTB, glad you are getting the Auto-Drum. Just did 100 45ACP, and when I checked the charge (about every 10 rounds), there was rarel even a 0.1g difference. Dead-on consistent most of the time. I didn't start buying boomsticks until Springfield's were pricey (for a cheap bastid). Actually - not kidding - I think all my Mosins, together, cost less than a nice Springfield would cost today. Then there's the dirt cheap commie bloc surplus ammo.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 03:02 PM (QDnY+)

268 Could the NSA and CIA still use tactics like disinformation? To such a reputable newscaster as Bill Maher no less. Nah, couldn't have been that easy.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at February 28, 2016 03:02 PM (6I0RI)

269 I worked as a GC and a carpenter in the area. I absolutely guarantee some of the people I worked with could be said to "have ties to organized crime."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 03:02 PM (AkOaV)

270 At 600yds the X ring is 3" and the 10 ring is 6". So in 40 shots I went outside the 10 ring 4 times. Good luck with the bushing. I had a buddy nearly have to scrap a nice alloy 1911 frame when one of the bushing threads became stripped. 215 - my low numbered '03 Springfield was rebarreled in 1944 (probably by the USMC) so I figure it's been shot a bunch and is probably safe. I shoot it a lot and it hasn't blowed up yet!

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 03:02 PM (e3bId)

271 "and Hayden said we don't kill civilians"

says you!

Posted by: Curtis LeMay at February 28, 2016 03:02 PM (5PGBa)

272 >>>248 The low number '03 Springfield may become a wall hanger.
Posted by: JTB at February 28, 2016 07:45 PM (FvdPb<<<

.

I have a low number, oil quenched receiver, '03 that I've fired hundreds of rounds (hand loads) through. Wear safety glasses.

Posted by: Javems at February 28, 2016 03:03 PM (yOqwj)

273 McPeak as n Air Froce General. Ya. Political asshole

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 03:03 PM (zOTsN)

274 262 I thought this episode (last weeks)rocked of TWD Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 08:01 PM (fizMZ) Daryl. Rocket launcher. Oh hell yeah!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2016 03:03 PM (0mRoj)

275 In the city's payoffs to unions, and to get jobs forced contracts are just the way of doing business.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:04 PM (fizMZ)

276 ...and NOTHING gets built without greasing the right palms in the building inspectors office, in the zoning office, the notoriously corrupt "wetlands" offices. For Trump-sized projects, that includes local and state politicians. ...I have NO DOUBT that he was told "give me an envelope full of cash, give this guy a free addition to his house, and donate money to our political campaigns, including our Tammany Hall-boss Hillary! if you want to build anything." That's how it works. It's disgusting, but thats the only way to do business in that part of the country.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 03:04 PM (AkOaV)

277 I hoped Ace wd be watching but he's probably in his jammies, in bed, curled up with his cowboy books.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 28, 2016 03:05 PM (iQIUe)

278 I said we needed a coupe. Something with fins and a big motor. We would call it the Clandestine Innovative Automobile.

Posted by: M. Hayden at February 28, 2016 03:05 PM (vXsn1)

279 Skip... gotcha.  I'm still voting for you btw... if you're still running.

I was Army enlisted.  Only saw one General ... once in 4 years.  I got stuck with post-duty for three days as a duty-driver.  A Colonel from out of town I had got to drive everywhere went to a few meetings with our post commanding General.  I sat outside in the car while they met.  It was rarefied air I tell ya.

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 03:06 PM (e7T6D)

280 TWD is showing all three episodes, their on the one Darrell and Rick find the new guy and have a running fight with.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:06 PM (fizMZ)

281 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 28, 2016 08:04 PM (AkOaV) Sounds like Presidential material to me. Lol. Sigh. At least I'm in acceptance phase now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 03:06 PM (pUDQf)

282 >>> Oi! Corgis! Nood. Oscars. Wilde? Peterson? De la Renta?

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2016 03:06 PM (2hcmo)

283 ... I don't think you understand Posted by: Harry Paratestes That's a standard troll I engage in. The rumor was that Jimmy Hoffa's body was cemented into a concrete pillor. Or buried in the end zone in the meadowlands. East coast mob humor.

Posted by: mega machines at February 28, 2016 03:08 PM (fbovC)

284 Letting mobs run unions and demanding employers use those same unions, that's the sin of the government. Not the employer

Posted by: ThunderB at February 28, 2016 03:08 PM (zOTsN)

285 Noooo

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 03:09 PM (e7T6D)

286 I see my old base commander on line, tv shows. Col Halt was the joint base commander at RAF Bentwaters /Woodbridge and was involved in a UFO close encounter Dec 1980, 11 days after I left.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:09 PM (fizMZ)

287 Seems TWD is suffering from progressively lazier/sloppier writing. Many little things in each episode don't add up. I forget the other one, but last week Rick and Daryl essentially wasting their whole day and the swag on that "Jesus" guy, leaving keys in the truck, being so easily fooled - none of that makes any sense for such people years into their situation. Almost all contrived drama, now. Even some stereotypical "pretty girl trips while running away from monster" type contrived action. Bad horror movie schtick. And of course the interpersonal crap has gone from implausible and annoying to throw-can-at-the-TV idiotic. But hey one of only two hours a week of the tube, with a good wine, and a book, it is OK in the background.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 03:10 PM (QDnY+)

288 cool.   I never saw a UFO, but got 'em reported to me several times in my career ( ATC )

Posted by: Yip at February 28, 2016 03:12 PM (e7T6D)

289 Nood Oscar Thread from head Ewok.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 28, 2016 03:12 PM (pUDQf)

290 Skip, funny you mention that incident in the UK. I thought it was '78 or '79, but recall the WaPo having a story about "UFO" incidents, simultaneously, at numerous SAC and NATO airbases one time back then. Naturally details are vague, but the reason it was interesting (and made it into an MSM story) was that several of the incidents seemed real enough to the military that fighters were scrambled, base security was put into war-time mode, and other fairly serious/expensive steps were taken. Then - poof. Have never heard of it again. At the time of course all the buzz was about possible Soviet links to whatever was believed to have been seen/detected. But it also occurred at several bases across two continents, within hours.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 28, 2016 03:15 PM (QDnY+)

291 One time coming from Langley AFB 1981 on I 64 around Williamsburg Yorktown around 1 am I saw a meteor I swore that was so bright I thought it looked like it was going to crash into the road 100 yard in front of me. I was doing at least 70 probably 80 and literally slammed on the brakes.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:16 PM (fizMZ)

292 The episode is a very very famous in the UFO circle. It was in the Rendelsham forest East Anglia. It's easy found on the Web. I thought I remembered the one sky cop as we used to see them all the time on the flightline.

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2016 03:19 PM (fizMZ)

293 Rewatching the video from tonight's launch attempt, it looks like something was burning at the base of the rocket for some time after the engines shut down. That doesn't look right. Shutdown was a good idea. Well, it wasn't anybody's "idea", exactly. Shutdown was commanded by the flight computer, which sensed that something wasn't quite right.

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 03:21 PM (sdi6R)

294 Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT_cADc9xYE

Posted by: rickl at February 28, 2016 03:22 PM (sdi6R)

295 If the Oscar presentation was hit by a meteor it would probably be an overall gain for this country.

Posted by: seamrog at February 28, 2016 03:23 PM (mlfvk)

296 Rhomboid, Weasel, et al., Thanks for the encouragement. I exaggerated about the 03 being a wall hanger. (I've done the research and that 'low number' boogie man is a bunch of crap perpetuated for decades. Col. Hatcher's report proved that.) I worked up a mild cast bullet load for it that is good for 2 to 3 inch groups at 150 yards from a solid bench rest with the iron sights. (If I'm having a good day.) I hope to use the Enfield to experiment more. I save the 150 grain jacketed bullets for the regulation Garand loads. Good point about the glasses but my regular glasses have safety lenses. With my eyes, if I don't have my glasses I can't even see the trigger. I've picked up old military surplus rifles over the last 30 years, usually in 'as issued' condition. I like to come up with comfortable cast bullet loads for them just to see what I can do. If I ever start hunting again, unlikely, it would be with muzzle loaders. Love the history, the quality of manufacture, and the accuracy potential with these old guns.

Posted by: JTB at February 28, 2016 03:24 PM (FvdPb)

297 I love the old martial arms. I always wonder where they have Seen service over the years.

Posted by: Weasel at February 28, 2016 03:37 PM (e3bId)

298 Apparently so did David Duke. You win some, you lose some. But only one did side by side with the endorsee, in front of 30,000 plus people. Claimed it was the biggest crowd of the entire campaign.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 28, 2016 04:23 PM (brIR5)

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