June 01, 2014

Sunday Morning Open Thread
— andy

C'mon in. Water's fine.

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1 Good morning!

Posted by: loneduck at June 01, 2014 02:40 AM (vbzmm)

2 Good morning!

Posted by: loneduck at June 01, 2014 02:40 AM (vbzmm)

3 Second...!!!

Posted by: Jenk at June 01, 2014 02:41 AM (e2ysZ)

4 Second...!!!

Posted by: Jenk at June 01, 2014 02:41 AM (e2ysZ)

5 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Sunday, June 01, 2014.  The first day of summer as the met people call it.  On this day in 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged in MA for being an unrepentant Quaker.  So when you hear that people left England for the MA Bay colony for religious freedom know that it is BS.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:42 AM (T2V/1)

6 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Sunday, June 01, 2014.  The first day of summer as the met people call it.  On this day in 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged in MA for being an unrepentant Quaker.  So when you hear that people left England for the MA Bay colony for religious freedom know that it is BS.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:42 AM (T2V/1)

7 Obama let out another round of lies about AGW and his new anti-coal rules yesterday.  Why does no one ever ask where are all these ill health effects from the start of the industrial revolution when coal was burned as the ONLY major fuel and the cities were polluted as hell?   The big question is will the Republicans undo this shit when they take office?  He did it with executive fiat bypassing congress (illegally) so they can undo it the same way.    I say they may reduce it some but they will not undo it.


http://tinyurl.com/k9bq2zs

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:42 AM (T2V/1)

8 Obama let out another round of lies about AGW and his new anti-coal rules yesterday.  Why does no one ever ask where are all these ill health effects from the start of the industrial revolution when coal was burned as the ONLY major fuel and the cities were polluted as hell?   The big question is will the Republicans undo this shit when they take office?  He did it with executive fiat bypassing congress (illegally) so they can undo it the same way.    I say they may reduce it some but they will not undo it.


http://tinyurl.com/k9bq2zs

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:42 AM (T2V/1)

9
WTF???  A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been removed from the classroom while district officials look into whether a lesson plan on African-American history and racial segregation laws was inappropriate.


There has to be more to this story than what is said here.


http://tinyurl.com/nfna4u9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

10
WTF???  A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been removed from the classroom while district officials look into whether a lesson plan on African-American history and racial segregation laws was inappropriate.


There has to be more to this story than what is said here.


http://tinyurl.com/nfna4u9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

11 Boner says he will keep pressure on Obama to clean up the VA.  I have an idea, let's prosecute some of these assholes.


http://tinyurl.com/mup3uhj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

12 Boner says he will keep pressure on Obama to clean up the VA.  I have an idea, let's prosecute some of these assholes.


http://tinyurl.com/mup3uhj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

13 ooo ... nice!

Posted by: mark in sandy ut at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (xGX1p)

14 ooo ... nice!

Posted by: mark in sandy ut at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (xGX1p)

15 Will employer provided health insurance disappear?


http://tinyurl.com/pm8f6oe

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

16 Will employer provided health insurance disappear?


http://tinyurl.com/pm8f6oe

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

17 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law.  Will he be impeached? Hahahaha


http://tinyurl.com/kd6gbuz

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

18 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law.  Will he be impeached? Hahahaha


http://tinyurl.com/kd6gbuz

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

19 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (b/lt+)

20 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (b/lt+)

21 in his highly anticipated new book and movie America, conservative author Dinesh DSouza is warning that Hillary Clinton wont be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and undo the nation's founding ideals.



There is one problem with this statement.  Clinton was no moderate.  The MFM gives him credit for the Gingrich congress which made him eat his liberal shit.


http://tinyurl.com/ldd4w6p

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (T2V/1)

22 in his highly anticipated new book and movie America, conservative author Dinesh DSouza is warning that Hillary Clinton wont be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and undo the nation's founding ideals.



There is one problem with this statement.  Clinton was no moderate.  The MFM gives him credit for the Gingrich congress which made him eat his liberal shit.


http://tinyurl.com/ldd4w6p

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (T2V/1)

23 Suddenly, without a warning, Here we are, another morning. Morning, Glories. Today will be swell!

Posted by: mindful webworker - clikynik at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (G7ShW)

24 Suddenly, without a warning, Here we are, another morning. Morning, Glories. Today will be swell!

Posted by: mindful webworker - clikynik at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (G7ShW)

25 The bank that obeyed the illegal Obama order to deny lines of credit to gun stores wants to get their old customer back.  He says no.


http://tinyurl.com/q66vua5

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (T2V/1)

26 The bank that obeyed the illegal Obama order to deny lines of credit to gun stores wants to get their old customer back.  He says no.


http://tinyurl.com/q66vua5

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:45 AM (T2V/1)

27 An Oakland school security guard beats a wheelchair bound student and dumps him in the floor.  Remarkably HE is held accountable and fired.  However, I am sure that the few taxpayers who still live in Oakland will also be held accountable.  Oakland used to be an OK city as far as CA cities go.  It has really turned to shit now.


http://tinyurl.com/ohjjuen

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

28 An Oakland school security guard beats a wheelchair bound student and dumps him in the floor.  Remarkably HE is held accountable and fired.  However, I am sure that the few taxpayers who still live in Oakland will also be held accountable.  Oakland used to be an OK city as far as CA cities go.  It has really turned to shit now.


http://tinyurl.com/ohjjuen

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

29 Netanyahu outs the anti-Israel bias of Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/q3g2x5u

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

30 Netanyahu outs the anti-Israel bias of Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/q3g2x5u

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

31 Standby for a lot more border patrol agents being killed by illegal migrants.


http://tinyurl.com/oktfofj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

32 Standby for a lot more border patrol agents being killed by illegal migrants.


http://tinyurl.com/oktfofj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

33 Who was behind the Gibson guitar raid?   Unions who this corrupt administration owes.


http://tinyurl.com/o4svg47

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

34 Who was behind the Gibson guitar raid?   Unions who this corrupt administration owes.


http://tinyurl.com/o4svg47

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

35 The outrage! How dare that History teacher teach, you know, actual history.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (V70Uh)

36 The outrage! How dare that History teacher teach, you know, actual history.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (V70Uh)

37 The Obamanites want to speed up the release of terrorists from GITMO.  Keep in mind that Bush has already released all the low level thugs.  There is nothing left in GITMO but the hardcore.  And here's another rub on this shit, people in other countries know this and they do not want any of these people.  So where will they wind up?  Most likely in the US even though it is currently against US law.


http://tinyurl.com/po798y

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

38 The Obamanites want to speed up the release of terrorists from GITMO.  Keep in mind that Bush has already released all the low level thugs.  There is nothing left in GITMO but the hardcore.  And here's another rub on this shit, people in other countries know this and they do not want any of these people.  So where will they wind up?  Most likely in the US even though it is currently against US law.


http://tinyurl.com/po798y

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

39 The MFM is already lining up behind Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/msqrj5j

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

40 The MFM is already lining up behind Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/msqrj5j

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

41 Beau Bergdahl repost from headlines "Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid" XBRADTC "I'm conflicted. You never leave a man behind. Not even a deserter. But if he did walk off, I've no problem with putting against the wall." == Rather, if Bergdahl deserted, did he? If that was his choice; leave him behind. His choice to walk into his enemy's sunset. Had he told his companions he would? Unless he was under orders, or under medication that warped his rational thought process. Who knows. That our personnel were ordered to do a "Saving Private Ryan" routine attempting to retrieve a deserter is bad enough. But then forking over five of the "worst Afghan terrorists" in exchange for a deserter? So what was the point of our personnel getting maimed and killed in order to capture terrorists and imprison them (Gitmo)? The point of being there? http://tinyurl.com/oo7zeut Kadir A. Mohmand Former Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America during the 1980s

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (gmrH5)

42 Beau Bergdahl repost from headlines "Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid" XBRADTC "I'm conflicted. You never leave a man behind. Not even a deserter. But if he did walk off, I've no problem with putting against the wall." == Rather, if Bergdahl deserted, did he? If that was his choice; leave him behind. His choice to walk into his enemy's sunset. Had he told his companions he would? Unless he was under orders, or under medication that warped his rational thought process. Who knows. That our personnel were ordered to do a "Saving Private Ryan" routine attempting to retrieve a deserter is bad enough. But then forking over five of the "worst Afghan terrorists" in exchange for a deserter? So what was the point of our personnel getting maimed and killed in order to capture terrorists and imprison them (Gitmo)? The point of being there? http://tinyurl.com/oo7zeut Kadir A. Mohmand Former Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America during the 1980s

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (gmrH5)

43 Frenchman with ties to Syrian muzzies has been arrested for the shooting at the Dutch Jewish museum.


http://tinyurl.com/nug3bm9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

44 Frenchman with ties to Syrian muzzies has been arrested for the shooting at the Dutch Jewish museum.


http://tinyurl.com/nug3bm9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

45 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/n36w5qj



That's it for today folks.   Not much out there today.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

46 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/n36w5qj



That's it for today folks.   Not much out there today.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:47 AM (T2V/1)

47 Will employer provided health insurance disappear?


http://tinyurl.com/pm8f6oe
.............
Well, HHS just passed a new ruling (or was it IRS?) that employers cannot dump their employees on to the subsidized exchanges.  And, it will cost way more than $2000 bucks penalty.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:49 AM (b/lt+)

48 Will employer provided health insurance disappear?


http://tinyurl.com/pm8f6oe
.............
Well, HHS just passed a new ruling (or was it IRS?) that employers cannot dump their employees on to the subsidized exchanges.  And, it will cost way more than $2000 bucks penalty.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:49 AM (b/lt+)

49 Obama negotiating with the Taliban is like the City of Detroit negotiating with the govt. worker's union. Both sitting on the same side of the table.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:50 AM (V70Uh)

50 Obama negotiating with the Taliban is like the City of Detroit negotiating with the govt. worker's union. Both sitting on the same side of the table.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:50 AM (V70Uh)

51 24  Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:49 AM (b/lt+)


The intent has always been government single payer regardless of what ever their current set of lies are.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:51 AM (T2V/1)

52 24  Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:49 AM (b/lt+)


The intent has always been government single payer regardless of what ever their current set of lies are.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:51 AM (T2V/1)

53 The VA death panels may teach the LiV to be wary of single payer.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (V70Uh)

54 The VA death panels may teach the LiV to be wary of single payer.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (V70Uh)

55

MMmmmmmmmm, pre-book thread smell.

Allow me to recommend Larry Correia's Grimnoir trilogy.  Good stuff.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (KlVdw)

56

MMmmmmmmmm, pre-book thread smell.

Allow me to recommend Larry Correia's Grimnoir trilogy.  Good stuff.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (KlVdw)

57 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Yeah, um, about that. I was busy yersterday and didn't get any AoS time. What's the general consensus on this among morons, because when I heard about this, I was surprised to discover my rage meter is still functional. I mean: NO! By all that's True, NO! Not that any one American soldier isn't worth all the IslamoFascists combined, but that is so wrong in so many ways its technical criminality is almost beside the point. It is so past time to take down the bastard son of CommunIslam. Impeach, try, hang. Now, if the guys we released are brain-chipped, I might think differently. Monitor, control, explode, we've made some interesting advances in microchips ...

Posted by: mindful webworker - clikynik at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (G7ShW)

58 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Yeah, um, about that. I was busy yersterday and didn't get any AoS time. What's the general consensus on this among morons, because when I heard about this, I was surprised to discover my rage meter is still functional. I mean: NO! By all that's True, NO! Not that any one American soldier isn't worth all the IslamoFascists combined, but that is so wrong in so many ways its technical criminality is almost beside the point. It is so past time to take down the bastard son of CommunIslam. Impeach, try, hang. Now, if the guys we released are brain-chipped, I might think differently. Monitor, control, explode, we've made some interesting advances in microchips ...

Posted by: mindful webworker - clikynik at June 01, 2014 02:54 AM (G7ShW)

59 Yeah, I realize they want single payer.  So, it really surprised me when I saw this ruling..  here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/p5cgver

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:57 AM (b/lt+)

60 Yeah, I realize they want single payer.  So, it really surprised me when I saw this ruling..  here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/p5cgver

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 02:57 AM (b/lt+)

61 As I said earlier, there is nothing left at GITMO but the worst of the worst and we released 5 of them.  I do blame  Bush.  He should have executed everyone of those SIBs as soon as the election was over before the choom king took office.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:57 AM (T2V/1)

62 As I said earlier, there is nothing left at GITMO but the worst of the worst and we released 5 of them.  I do blame  Bush.  He should have executed everyone of those SIBs as soon as the election was over before the choom king took office.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:57 AM (T2V/1)

63 The reason glass continues to be used for load-bearing applications is because architects don't understand engineering. Glass is a brittle substance and therefore fractures can be sudden and catastrophic, propagating through the entire panel with no warning. We had a similar problem at the college where I tutored physics for a few years: a big remodel of the library resulted in a glass stairway leading to the lobby. After years of broken treads and thousands of wasted dollars, the glass was replaced with wood. I will never willingly step on a glass balcony.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 02:58 AM (1htQa)

64 The reason glass continues to be used for load-bearing applications is because architects don't understand engineering. Glass is a brittle substance and therefore fractures can be sudden and catastrophic, propagating through the entire panel with no warning. We had a similar problem at the college where I tutored physics for a few years: a big remodel of the library resulted in a glass stairway leading to the lobby. After years of broken treads and thousands of wasted dollars, the glass was replaced with wood. I will never willingly step on a glass balcony.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 02:58 AM (1htQa)

65 I hope Bergdahl like prison food. He willfully walked off his COP and deserted. In the process, he put good men, better men than him, at risk.

He deserves out scorn and three lousy meals a day for 20 years- nothing more.

As for the president- apparently we do now negotiate with terrorists. Let's see how that works out as the Taliban steps up an already active effort to get capture one of our servicemen. Even worse, when they grab civilians somewhere believing they can trade them for something they want.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (pQirW)

66 30  Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:57 AM (b/lt+)


Yes, I linked to that yesterday or Friday. That is an IRS ruling which can be changed at will. Single Payer is coming which ultimately means they will nationalize the health care industry and we will have the failed British model.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (T2V/1)

67 I hope Bergdahl like prison food. He willfully walked off his COP and deserted. In the process, he put good men, better men than him, at risk.

He deserves out scorn and three lousy meals a day for 20 years- nothing more.

As for the president- apparently we do now negotiate with terrorists. Let's see how that works out as the Taliban steps up an already active effort to get capture one of our servicemen. Even worse, when they grab civilians somewhere believing they can trade them for something they want.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (pQirW)

68 30  Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:57 AM (b/lt+)


Yes, I linked to that yesterday or Friday. That is an IRS ruling which can be changed at will. Single Payer is coming which ultimately means they will nationalize the health care industry and we will have the failed British model.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (T2V/1)

69 Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:45 AM (T2V/1) He was probably a fairly profitable customer actually. Which is sad, because it means that love for government cheese outweighs keeping profitable customers.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (HDwDg)

70 Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:45 AM (T2V/1) He was probably a fairly profitable customer actually. Which is sad, because it means that love for government cheese outweighs keeping profitable customers.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 02:59 AM (HDwDg)

71 Good Morning, Vic, you should have keys, to speak of, of blog for early am thread. I've been up since 5:37. They finished installing insulation in my house. I went outside a few minutes ago & see lots of broken roses. I had asked that they be careful, but roses are everywhere & they couldn't do entire house w/o putting ladders in rose beds. I'm sure there are more broken because I only looked at beds from driveway & sidewalk. I didn't get into middle of beds because I'll have mulch all over me & bring mess into house.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:00 AM (gjOCp)

72 Good Morning, Vic, you should have keys, to speak of, of blog for early am thread. I've been up since 5:37. They finished installing insulation in my house. I went outside a few minutes ago & see lots of broken roses. I had asked that they be careful, but roses are everywhere & they couldn't do entire house w/o putting ladders in rose beds. I'm sure there are more broken because I only looked at beds from driveway & sidewalk. I didn't get into middle of beds because I'll have mulch all over me & bring mess into house.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:00 AM (gjOCp)

73 9 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Will he be impeached? Hahahaha 'Due to a near-term opportunity to save Sergeant Bergdahls life, we moved as quickly as possible' the official said. 'The administration determined that given these unique and exigent circumstances such a transfer should go forward notwithstanding the notice requirement.' I'm not buying it. The same week that Obama outs the CIA person in Kabul, and announces troop withdrawals from Afghanistan , he suddenly trades 5 murderous thugs for a deserter jihadi sympathizer with no notice to congress as required by law. What's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:00 AM (oMKp3)

74 9 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Will he be impeached? Hahahaha 'Due to a near-term opportunity to save Sergeant Bergdahls life, we moved as quickly as possible' the official said. 'The administration determined that given these unique and exigent circumstances such a transfer should go forward notwithstanding the notice requirement.' I'm not buying it. The same week that Obama outs the CIA person in Kabul, and announces troop withdrawals from Afghanistan , he suddenly trades 5 murderous thugs for a deserter jihadi sympathizer with no notice to congress as required by law. What's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:00 AM (oMKp3)

75 Grammie, Why did you end up back in the hospital?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:02 AM (gjOCp)

76 Grammie, Why did you end up back in the hospital?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:02 AM (gjOCp)

77 he suddenly trades 5 murderous thugs for a deserter jihadi sympathizer with no notice to congress as required by law. What's wrong with this picture?


Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:00 AM (oMKp3)



And meanwhile we still have a Marine in a Mexican prison.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (6fyGz)

78 he suddenly trades 5 murderous thugs for a deserter jihadi sympathizer with no notice to congress as required by law. What's wrong with this picture?


Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:00 AM (oMKp3)



And meanwhile we still have a Marine in a Mexican prison.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (6fyGz)

79 Water's fine. **** At least until too much negative attitude changes its molecular structure!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (NeFrd)

80 Water's fine. **** At least until too much negative attitude changes its molecular structure!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (NeFrd)

81 Looks like another beautiful day here today.  Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and the high only 82F

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (T2V/1)

82 Looks like another beautiful day here today.  Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and the high only 82F

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (T2V/1)

83 Yes, I linked to that yesterday or Friday. That is an IRS ruling which can be changed at will. Single Payer is coming which ultimately means they will nationalize the health care industry and we will have the failed British model.
Posted by: Vic
.............
Normally, I would agree.. but the VA scandal, I think, has put some kinks in their plans to be the universal provider of health care.  Republicans ought to be pounding the Dems with this fact not only this November, but also in 2016.  But, then again, they are the Party of Stupid.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (b/lt+)

84 Yes, I linked to that yesterday or Friday. That is an IRS ruling which can be changed at will. Single Payer is coming which ultimately means they will nationalize the health care industry and we will have the failed British model.
Posted by: Vic
.............
Normally, I would agree.. but the VA scandal, I think, has put some kinks in their plans to be the universal provider of health care.  Republicans ought to be pounding the Dems with this fact not only this November, but also in 2016.  But, then again, they are the Party of Stupid.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (b/lt+)

85 If I'm not mistaken, several of our soldiers have been killed attempting to rescue this guy who willingly deserted his post and walked off Into the arms of the Taliban. How many more Americans will now die because Obama released the worst of the worst to "save" him?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (oMKp3)

86 If I'm not mistaken, several of our soldiers have been killed attempting to rescue this guy who willingly deserted his post and walked off Into the arms of the Taliban. How many more Americans will now die because Obama released the worst of the worst to "save" him?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:04 AM (oMKp3)

87 Another good week for my friend, the Emperor.

Posted by: Comrade Satan at June 01, 2014 03:05 AM (SWJRr)

88 Another good week for my friend, the Emperor.

Posted by: Comrade Satan at June 01, 2014 03:05 AM (SWJRr)

89 38 Grammie, Why did you end up back in the hospital? Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:02 AM (gjOCp) Good morning Carol. Three days after surgery I ended up back in the hospital with pneumonia and an infection. I finally got back home Thursday. Thanks for asking. It's nice to be back on the blog again. I had limited access from the hospital.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:08 AM (oMKp3)

90 38 Grammie, Why did you end up back in the hospital? Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:02 AM (gjOCp) Good morning Carol. Three days after surgery I ended up back in the hospital with pneumonia and an infection. I finally got back home Thursday. Thanks for asking. It's nice to be back on the blog again. I had limited access from the hospital.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:08 AM (oMKp3)

91 Morning all.... To go along with his 'interesting' tweets....some interesting Youtube subscriptions for Bergdahl's dad.... http://tinyurl.com/ka6mtn4

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 03:08 AM (v0/PR)

92 Morning all.... To go along with his 'interesting' tweets....some interesting Youtube subscriptions for Bergdahl's dad.... http://tinyurl.com/ka6mtn4

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 03:08 AM (v0/PR)

93 32 I will never willingly step on a glass balcony. Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 07:58 AM (1htQa) Those glass balconies on skyscrapers must appeal to the same kinds of people who enjoy bungee jumping. It's the thrill of cheating death.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:09 AM (sdi6R)

94 32 I will never willingly step on a glass balcony. Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 07:58 AM (1htQa) Those glass balconies on skyscrapers must appeal to the same kinds of people who enjoy bungee jumping. It's the thrill of cheating death.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:09 AM (sdi6R)

95 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 08:04 AM (b/lt+) The problem is trying to keep the attention of the LIVs. The VA isn't obamacare, but it is basically a mirror of what the Democrats want (socialized medicine.) But trying to convince LIVs is going to be hard. The dems are already trotting out the "This isn't ObamaCare" defense, which is true enough that it might fly. The next logical argument is "well it is what you want in then end" will be met with "but it's not what we got." Which will also probably fly to the LIVs who think we can "fix" obamacare. There's shades of bad here, and the problem is that the dems are doing an OK job at obfuscating these various shades and keeping the LIVs thinking that every iterative move towards socialized medicine is an "improvement."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:09 AM (HDwDg)

96 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 08:04 AM (b/lt+) The problem is trying to keep the attention of the LIVs. The VA isn't obamacare, but it is basically a mirror of what the Democrats want (socialized medicine.) But trying to convince LIVs is going to be hard. The dems are already trotting out the "This isn't ObamaCare" defense, which is true enough that it might fly. The next logical argument is "well it is what you want in then end" will be met with "but it's not what we got." Which will also probably fly to the LIVs who think we can "fix" obamacare. There's shades of bad here, and the problem is that the dems are doing an OK job at obfuscating these various shades and keeping the LIVs thinking that every iterative move towards socialized medicine is an "improvement."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:09 AM (HDwDg)

97 Good Morning Grammie, I saw you post on one ONT & then saw you posting Thursday while I was having a late lunch using iPhone. I went back to same post a few times but didn't see anything. How are you feeling?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:12 AM (gjOCp)

98 Good Morning Grammie, I saw you post on one ONT & then saw you posting Thursday while I was having a late lunch using iPhone. I went back to same post a few times but didn't see anything. How are you feeling?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:12 AM (gjOCp)

99 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:12 AM (oMKp3)

100 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:12 AM (oMKp3)

101 Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:08 AM (oMKp3 Sorry to here that Grammie, hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:14 AM (HDwDg)

102 Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:08 AM (oMKp3 Sorry to here that Grammie, hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:14 AM (HDwDg)

103 50 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen? Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (oMKp3) 'round midnight.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 03:14 AM (v0/PR)

104 50 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen? Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (oMKp3) 'round midnight.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 03:14 AM (v0/PR)

105 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (gjOCp) I'm feeling better everyday, Carol, thank you. The doctor said it would take about a month to fully get over the pneumonia, but I am plugging along pretty well. I even plan on getting myself to church this morning. I've missed it the last two weeks.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (oMKp3)

106 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (gjOCp) I'm feeling better everyday, Carol, thank you. The doctor said it would take about a month to fully get over the pneumonia, but I am plugging along pretty well. I even plan on getting myself to church this morning. I've missed it the last two weeks.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (oMKp3)

107 I hate virtual banking.

Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (+O/9F)

108 I hate virtual banking.

Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (+O/9F)

109 Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (v0/PR) ::: giggle:::

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (oMKp3)

110 Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (v0/PR) ::: giggle:::

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:15 AM (oMKp3)

111 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (HDwDg) Thank you kindly.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:16 AM (oMKp3)

112 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (HDwDg) Thank you kindly.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:16 AM (oMKp3)

113 52 50 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen? Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (oMKp3) 'round midnight. Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (v0/PR) I was going to say that. Glad somebody did. I'm glad you're doing better, grammie.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:16 AM (sdi6R)

114 52 50 Ow wow it's June 1st. When did that happen? Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:12 AM (oMKp3) 'round midnight. Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 08:14 AM (v0/PR) I was going to say that. Glad somebody did. I'm glad you're doing better, grammie.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:16 AM (sdi6R)

115 Grammie Winger I'm glad you're feeling better....

keep on improving.

Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 03:18 AM (+O/9F)

116 Grammie Winger I'm glad you're feeling better....

keep on improving.

Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 03:18 AM (+O/9F)

117 Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 08:16 AM (sdi6R) Thank you sir. Well, I better go try and make myself presentable. Don't want to scare the preacher this morning ......

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (oMKp3)

118 Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 08:16 AM (sdi6R) Thank you sir. Well, I better go try and make myself presentable. Don't want to scare the preacher this morning ......

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (oMKp3)

119 Grammie, Surgery is tough on a body. One of my doctors told me that the longer you are under anesthesia the longer it takes to recover from surgery. Add infection & pneumonia & it will be a while. Please take it easy!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (gjOCp)

120 Grammie, Surgery is tough on a body. One of my doctors told me that the longer you are under anesthesia the longer it takes to recover from surgery. Add infection & pneumonia & it will be a while. Please take it easy!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (gjOCp)

121 22. Vic Hm, you say Muzzies, (AP) Fox News says jihadists. "a Frenchman suspected of having ties to jihadists based in Syria." Stinks. Squirrel, leaving everyone to foment according to their own view. Without further documented specification, I'm thinking the mercenaries imported into Syria, the so-called "rebels" sent in to destabilize and kill the unarmed civilian population in the insane over extension of nation dominoes, despite all the reasons that "Syria Is Not Libya". Meanwhile, Assad is recognized for protecting Syria from being destroyed as a nation of peoples living together for thousands of years civilized (far more than Saudi Arabia or any of the strong man Arabic nations "allied" with the US Military/Government). Assad is providing protection for the non-Muslim minorities including the Christian Syriac population otherwise suffering genocide by jihadists from outside of Syria who've invaded to destabilize for another "Sunni pro-Saud Spring" event. The "rebels" were reported some years ago by the surviving nun as the jihadists who killed everyone in her Syrian village, marauders funded and armed by US tax dollars and specialists. Many other events/witnesses since, same story. A naive reader sees "jihadists based in Syria" and assumes Syrians are jihadists, so "we need to bomb Syria." A skeptic reads "shock" headlines with a grain of salt regarding who set what up for affect on low info (majority) public perception. Yeah, shit stinks. So do squirrels after you take them down. $.02

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (gmrH5)

122 22. Vic Hm, you say Muzzies, (AP) Fox News says jihadists. "a Frenchman suspected of having ties to jihadists based in Syria." Stinks. Squirrel, leaving everyone to foment according to their own view. Without further documented specification, I'm thinking the mercenaries imported into Syria, the so-called "rebels" sent in to destabilize and kill the unarmed civilian population in the insane over extension of nation dominoes, despite all the reasons that "Syria Is Not Libya". Meanwhile, Assad is recognized for protecting Syria from being destroyed as a nation of peoples living together for thousands of years civilized (far more than Saudi Arabia or any of the strong man Arabic nations "allied" with the US Military/Government). Assad is providing protection for the non-Muslim minorities including the Christian Syriac population otherwise suffering genocide by jihadists from outside of Syria who've invaded to destabilize for another "Sunni pro-Saud Spring" event. The "rebels" were reported some years ago by the surviving nun as the jihadists who killed everyone in her Syrian village, marauders funded and armed by US tax dollars and specialists. Many other events/witnesses since, same story. A naive reader sees "jihadists based in Syria" and assumes Syrians are jihadists, so "we need to bomb Syria." A skeptic reads "shock" headlines with a grain of salt regarding who set what up for affect on low info (majority) public perception. Yeah, shit stinks. So do squirrels after you take them down. $.02

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (gmrH5)

123 The way I read the IRS ruling is that employers cannot reimburse workers for health insurance premiums using pre-tax dollars as a payroll benefit. They can still dump health insurance as a benefit but both employer and employee will feel the bite in withholding. IIANM. I'm not sure what employers will choose to do in the current labor market.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (NeFrd)

124 The way I read the IRS ruling is that employers cannot reimburse workers for health insurance premiums using pre-tax dollars as a payroll benefit. They can still dump health insurance as a benefit but both employer and employee will feel the bite in withholding. IIANM. I'm not sure what employers will choose to do in the current labor market.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 03:19 AM (NeFrd)

125 So the SEC took down an interior decorator and now they've got their sights on a pro golfer that they can run through the ringer over insider trading.

I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:20 AM (WuJJ+)

126 So the SEC took down an interior decorator and now they've got their sights on a pro golfer that they can run through the ringer over insider trading.

I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:20 AM (WuJJ+)

127 Here is an interesting perspective about Snowden and the NSA. It's pretty long but worth a read: Edward Snowden and the House of the Internet's toxic mold problem https://tinyurl.com/pjyg8sh

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:24 AM (sdi6R)

128 Here is an interesting perspective about Snowden and the NSA. It's pretty long but worth a read: Edward Snowden and the House of the Internet's toxic mold problem https://tinyurl.com/pjyg8sh

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 03:24 AM (sdi6R)

129 Good morning from Amarillo!

Posted by: WWhiskey at June 01, 2014 03:24 AM (3Ve0Z)

130 Good morning from Amarillo!

Posted by: WWhiskey at June 01, 2014 03:24 AM (3Ve0Z)

131 wringer

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:25 AM (NeFrd)

132 wringer

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:25 AM (NeFrd)

133 NBC news reports that Bergdahl was turned over to us before the prisoners were even out of Gitmo. WTF! If we had snipers and choppers covering the swap. Why in the hell didn't we take those fuckers out. We had guys killed looking for Bergdahl.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 03:26 AM (ecN6u)

134 NBC news reports that Bergdahl was turned over to us before the prisoners were even out of Gitmo. WTF! If we had snipers and choppers covering the swap. Why in the hell didn't we take those fuckers out. We had guys killed looking for Bergdahl.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 03:26 AM (ecN6u)

135 Good fucking Sunday, e'ryone.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:27 AM (dG+q8)

136 Good fucking Sunday, e'ryone.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:27 AM (dG+q8)

137 Good morning morons. Son of Crank is still waiting to make his appearance, making Mrs. Crank more miserable each day. At least we know he will be a June baby.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 01, 2014 03:28 AM (R+XDI)

138 Good morning morons. Son of Crank is still waiting to make his appearance, making Mrs. Crank more miserable each day. At least we know he will be a June baby.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 01, 2014 03:28 AM (R+XDI)

139 I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now. From what I've read congress critters have exempted themselves from the insider trading laws... So, that splains all the instant millionaires, no?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 01, 2014 03:29 AM (KBvAm)

140 I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now. From what I've read congress critters have exempted themselves from the insider trading laws... So, that splains all the instant millionaires, no?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 01, 2014 03:29 AM (KBvAm)

141 "I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now." Heh

Posted by: SEC at June 01, 2014 03:29 AM (dG+q8)

142 "I'm sure they're going to get right on looking into congress critters next. Aaaaaaannny day now." Heh

Posted by: SEC at June 01, 2014 03:29 AM (dG+q8)

143 Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 08:19 AM (NeFrd Are you really not sure, or is my /sarc meter broken. If they dump employees and offer $500 to buy insurance (plus the $2000 fine.) my estimates show they'll still come out well ahead of what the costs of insurance are. And they can sell employees on their new "subsidized" Obamacare Eligibility. (Never mind that no plan in the exchanges even approaches what I had before in terms of cost or benefits.) Employer provided health insurance is a whacky thing that certainly screws with the market. Having said that, if I were to phase it out, I wouldn't do it this way by any stretch of the imagination. (How would I do it? I'd probably level the tax playing field for employer provided vs. individual bought insurance, still working on the specifics for that. Taxing the employer is not entirely a desirable option. And taxing the employee is worse because it allows the employer to saddle said employee with a tax burden but no cash income to pay said tax burden. The starting point is probably to allow strong tax deductions for individual plans. A generally less complicated tax code would be the best option.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (HDwDg)

144 Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 08:19 AM (NeFrd Are you really not sure, or is my /sarc meter broken. If they dump employees and offer $500 to buy insurance (plus the $2000 fine.) my estimates show they'll still come out well ahead of what the costs of insurance are. And they can sell employees on their new "subsidized" Obamacare Eligibility. (Never mind that no plan in the exchanges even approaches what I had before in terms of cost or benefits.) Employer provided health insurance is a whacky thing that certainly screws with the market. Having said that, if I were to phase it out, I wouldn't do it this way by any stretch of the imagination. (How would I do it? I'd probably level the tax playing field for employer provided vs. individual bought insurance, still working on the specifics for that. Taxing the employer is not entirely a desirable option. And taxing the employee is worse because it allows the employer to saddle said employee with a tax burden but no cash income to pay said tax burden. The starting point is probably to allow strong tax deductions for individual plans. A generally less complicated tax code would be the best option.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (HDwDg)

145 Ricardo, Don't start day off with F word. Are you in a bad mood?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (gjOCp)

146 Ricardo, Don't start day off with F word. Are you in a bad mood?

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (gjOCp)

147 Yeah. Pretty sure Bob Bergdahl is a full on sympathizer. Not sure when it happened, but he's definitely into releasing GITMO detainees. With that beard he's sporting....

Posted by: f2000 at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (FcMtg)

148 Yeah. Pretty sure Bob Bergdahl is a full on sympathizer. Not sure when it happened, but he's definitely into releasing GITMO detainees. With that beard he's sporting....

Posted by: f2000 at June 01, 2014 03:31 AM (FcMtg)

149 @grammie, plenty of people asking about you 24/7. They're all wanting to know if you're okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:32 AM (dG+q8)

150 @grammie, plenty of people asking about you 24/7. They're all wanting to know if you're okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:32 AM (dG+q8)

151 Bergdahl's father had quite a beard too!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:32 AM (gjOCp)

152 Bergdahl's father had quite a beard too!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:32 AM (gjOCp)

153 Five high ranking Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl. Kinda makes the theory of kidnapping Amb. Stevens for the blind shieik not so crazy now.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 03:34 AM (ecN6u)

154 Five high ranking Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl. Kinda makes the theory of kidnapping Amb. Stevens for the blind shieik not so crazy now.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 03:34 AM (ecN6u)

155 " Are you in a bad mood?" No. Groggy a bit. Pretty much start everyday with the F word. That bad?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:36 AM (dG+q8)

156 " Are you in a bad mood?" No. Groggy a bit. Pretty much start everyday with the F word. That bad?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:36 AM (dG+q8)

157 37. Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:00 AM (oMKp3) Right. And the hurry Obama's administration claims to have been working all these years for Bergdahl's release? I wrote yesterday that the US Gov. waited two years after Bergdahl was captured before naming his captors as terrorists, then all these years since sitting on their thumbs re: Bergdahl. If he's a deserter, of course they'd let him rot over there. So the only point of "negotiating" his release was to negotiate the release of Gitmo Afghan Terrorists. Just in time for the Afghan Election for it's "new" government by the same war lords as ever. Crooked and cruel as the day is long: Ashraf Ghani, Rashid Doshtum, Karim Agha Khan http://tinyurl.com/oo7zeut Kadir A. Mohmand Former Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America during the 1980s (Reagan Era)

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 03:36 AM (gmrH5)

158 37. Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2014 08:00 AM (oMKp3) Right. And the hurry Obama's administration claims to have been working all these years for Bergdahl's release? I wrote yesterday that the US Gov. waited two years after Bergdahl was captured before naming his captors as terrorists, then all these years since sitting on their thumbs re: Bergdahl. If he's a deserter, of course they'd let him rot over there. So the only point of "negotiating" his release was to negotiate the release of Gitmo Afghan Terrorists. Just in time for the Afghan Election for it's "new" government by the same war lords as ever. Crooked and cruel as the day is long: Ashraf Ghani, Rashid Doshtum, Karim Agha Khan http://tinyurl.com/oo7zeut Kadir A. Mohmand Former Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America during the 1980s (Reagan Era)

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 03:36 AM (gmrH5)

159 Who the heck is Bergdahl?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:38 AM (dG+q8)

160 Who the heck is Bergdahl?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:38 AM (dG+q8)

161 Those glass balconies on skyscrapers must appeal to the same kinds of people who enjoy bungee jumping. It's the thrill of cheating death. Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 08:09 AM (sdi6R) I saw a photo of the broken balcony and I call bullsh!t on the "it's just the protective coating" story. The fracture pattern looks exactly like what I would expect from tempered glass. The protective coating is what held the glass substrate together while people fled for their lives.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 03:39 AM (1htQa)

162 Those glass balconies on skyscrapers must appeal to the same kinds of people who enjoy bungee jumping. It's the thrill of cheating death. Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 08:09 AM (sdi6R) I saw a photo of the broken balcony and I call bullsh!t on the "it's just the protective coating" story. The fracture pattern looks exactly like what I would expect from tempered glass. The protective coating is what held the glass substrate together while people fled for their lives.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at June 01, 2014 03:39 AM (1htQa)

163 Are you really not sure, or is my /sarc meter broken.... Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:31 AM (HDwDg) *** Yeah, I'm really not sure. I think some employers (e.g. mine) will continue to provide employer-funded health insurance for various reasons. Some will make the same calculation you did and make the shift, in spite of the IRS threats. That's probably what I would do. I think a lot of employers have no idea what and how the IRS will rule in their particular case, at least that's what I gather from my son the CPA who tells me that they just take their best shot when they file their corporate returns and hope for the best, because they just don't know.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (NeFrd)

164 Are you really not sure, or is my /sarc meter broken.... Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:31 AM (HDwDg) *** Yeah, I'm really not sure. I think some employers (e.g. mine) will continue to provide employer-funded health insurance for various reasons. Some will make the same calculation you did and make the shift, in spite of the IRS threats. That's probably what I would do. I think a lot of employers have no idea what and how the IRS will rule in their particular case, at least that's what I gather from my son the CPA who tells me that they just take their best shot when they file their corporate returns and hope for the best, because they just don't know.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (NeFrd)

165 On this day in 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged in MA for being an unrepentant Quaker. So when you hear that people left England for the MA Bay colony for religious freedom know that it is BS. Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:42 AM (T2V/1) Actually you are over stating your argument. The Quakers did leave England because of persecution by the government. But Massachusetts always had a strong loyalist faction even during the rebellion. It was the heavy hand of the British administrators that led to the rebellion and incidents like this were the reason. There are off hand remarks on history sites where British Loyalists on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake had to leave their homes and migrate to Canada when the rebels succeeded in driving out the King's Administrators. When I was in high school, history texts understated the divided nature of the colonies. There were colonials who were loyal to the King, and it was a rebellion. If you visit the historical sites of England, there are numerous rebellions against the King, and pretenders to the throne, all of those machinations (I presume) you see in the TV series "Game of Thrones". All of human history has stories about rebellion against the king, usually by another person who claims royal heritage and can raise an army, and stories about failed rebellions where the leaders had to flee the country. One of those rebellions in England was between the Catholics and Protestants (I forget which King was on which side) Being forced to leave one's home because of religious belief and political loyalties is a common theme in human history.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (Rtbba)

166 On this day in 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged in MA for being an unrepentant Quaker. So when you hear that people left England for the MA Bay colony for religious freedom know that it is BS. Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:42 AM (T2V/1) Actually you are over stating your argument. The Quakers did leave England because of persecution by the government. But Massachusetts always had a strong loyalist faction even during the rebellion. It was the heavy hand of the British administrators that led to the rebellion and incidents like this were the reason. There are off hand remarks on history sites where British Loyalists on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake had to leave their homes and migrate to Canada when the rebels succeeded in driving out the King's Administrators. When I was in high school, history texts understated the divided nature of the colonies. There were colonials who were loyal to the King, and it was a rebellion. If you visit the historical sites of England, there are numerous rebellions against the King, and pretenders to the throne, all of those machinations (I presume) you see in the TV series "Game of Thrones". All of human history has stories about rebellion against the king, usually by another person who claims royal heritage and can raise an army, and stories about failed rebellions where the leaders had to flee the country. One of those rebellions in England was between the Catholics and Protestants (I forget which King was on which side) Being forced to leave one's home because of religious belief and political loyalties is a common theme in human history.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (Rtbba)

167 Finally remembered to stop at the new Dunkin Donuts on the way home from the farm. It's been there six months and I still drive by it every day thinking it's still a gas station.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (ZshNr)

168 Finally remembered to stop at the new Dunkin Donuts on the way home from the farm. It's been there six months and I still drive by it every day thinking it's still a gas station.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:40 AM (ZshNr)

169 wringer

Heh, makes perfect sense. I've always written "ringer" and seen other write it that way innumerable times and never gave it a second thought. I guess this falls into that category of Embarrassing Things You Should Have Known But Didn't.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:41 AM (WuJJ+)

170 wringer

Heh, makes perfect sense. I've always written "ringer" and seen other write it that way innumerable times and never gave it a second thought. I guess this falls into that category of Embarrassing Things You Should Have Known But Didn't.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:41 AM (WuJJ+)

171 Rinse Pubics on Wallace's RINO panel. Yay!

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:41 AM (qURnz)

172 Rinse Pubics on Wallace's RINO panel. Yay!

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:41 AM (qURnz)

173 Also, Fox News takes huge rating hot. Good.

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (qURnz)

174 Also, Fox News takes huge rating hot. Good.

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (qURnz)

175 Reminds me of that glass walkway out over the Grand Canyon. Ain't. Never.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (dG+q8)

176 Reminds me of that glass walkway out over the Grand Canyon. Ain't. Never.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (dG+q8)

177 Bergdahl should be court martialed. He deserted in a time of war. The Taliban used the rescue efforts to find him to attack and allegedly kill searchers. His father is a terrorist symp loon. We will be treated to an earful of these assholes musings, in interviews, books, prolly a movie. Be prepared to hear a metric shit ton of how shitty and venile the guys are who died looking for his sorry deserter ass

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (zOTsN)

178 Bergdahl should be court martialed. He deserted in a time of war. The Taliban used the rescue efforts to find him to attack and allegedly kill searchers. His father is a terrorist symp loon. We will be treated to an earful of these assholes musings, in interviews, books, prolly a movie. Be prepared to hear a metric shit ton of how shitty and venile the guys are who died looking for his sorry deserter ass

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (zOTsN)

179 Myles Standish, Pilgrim In Name Only.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (ZshNr)

180 Myles Standish, Pilgrim In Name Only.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:42 AM (ZshNr)

181 hot=hit

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:43 AM (qURnz)

182 hot=hit

Posted by: effit at June 01, 2014 03:43 AM (qURnz)

183 Bergdahl , more than deserted, he defected from what I'm reading.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:44 AM (Rtbba)

184 Bergdahl , more than deserted, he defected from what I'm reading.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:44 AM (Rtbba)

185 Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 08:41 AM (WuJJ+) ***** All right sir, we'll let you off with just a warning this time.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:44 AM (NeFrd)

186 Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 08:41 AM (WuJJ+) ***** All right sir, we'll let you off with just a warning this time.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:44 AM (NeFrd)

187 Grammie, I was going to observe dignified silence on your surgery, but now that I realize you've been subjected to the most dangerous element in our society -- institutional medical care -- you have my undivided, best wishing sympathy.

All the old grandmothers' sayings (as ooposed to the young grandmothers, who we have now) are turning out true: avoid doctors, never go into a hospital "they're where you go to die" and so on. If it weren't for this save-your-life-you might-get-diabetic-someday diet, I'd start eating an apple a day.

There's a recurring bronchitis going around the midwest, felling strong persons left and right, that has somehow escaped the CDC's PR notice, even as they declare victory over the Columbus Eritrean Measles. 1918 started like this.
____________________
Glass is strong in one dimension, but never in two or three. The right way to build upskirt floors is with clear acrylic, with a layer of glass to protect the plastic. But, no. Frank Lloyd Wrong, all over the place. Including car! bodies! ohgodohgod.

Know what else is fragile as hell? Marble. There are two types, Miss Francon.  

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 01, 2014 03:45 AM (xq1UY)

188 Grammie, I was going to observe dignified silence on your surgery, but now that I realize you've been subjected to the most dangerous element in our society -- institutional medical care -- you have my undivided, best wishing sympathy.

All the old grandmothers' sayings (as ooposed to the young grandmothers, who we have now) are turning out true: avoid doctors, never go into a hospital "they're where you go to die" and so on. If it weren't for this save-your-life-you might-get-diabetic-someday diet, I'd start eating an apple a day.

There's a recurring bronchitis going around the midwest, felling strong persons left and right, that has somehow escaped the CDC's PR notice, even as they declare victory over the Columbus Eritrean Measles. 1918 started like this.
____________________
Glass is strong in one dimension, but never in two or three. The right way to build upskirt floors is with clear acrylic, with a layer of glass to protect the plastic. But, no. Frank Lloyd Wrong, all over the place. Including car! bodies! ohgodohgod.

Know what else is fragile as hell? Marble. There are two types, Miss Francon.  

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 01, 2014 03:45 AM (xq1UY)

189 Long silly story time! I got two miracles yesterday. "The very hairs on your head are counted," Jesus reassured us in Matthew and Luke. Urantia Paper 38 clarifies that the angels don't waste their time pawing through your lice and dandruff to enumerate your follicles; they are math geniuses, inherently capable of such estimations. Sounds right to me. Which was on my mind yesterday, as I examined the fall of two of the three forks of the once-mighty 100yo oak: Branches fell inches from the big plate glass window - there were oak leaves caught on the roof flashing above the window, and all through the little cedars on either side of the window. Inches. Very close thing. The power lines to the barn run under a branch of a neighboring tree, which branch got snapped, but missed the lines. And big branches fell all around both vehicles, yet only one small twig-end broke against the pickup door. No scratch worth mentioning. And no human or beast got hurt. Not even the resident family of squirrels, I think. That was the first miracle, thank you hypercalculating chaos-controlling angels! Within a few hours of the fall, the neighbor's son-in-law, and the SiL's two SiL's, came over with their chainsaws, a big trailer, and a really sweet little Deere (want!) with grapple attachment. By two in the afternoon, tons of tree were gone to the South 40, and I was left raking up leaves and twigs. That was the second miracle, in many ways, more miraculous than the first. Mrs & I stood there mid-afternoon, amazed at our blessings. Some photos & videos tomorrow, perhaps. There's a big hole in our leafy canopy now, though. Won't be filled in my lifetime.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yeah, I hugged the trunk at June 01, 2014 03:45 AM (Obu4j)

190 Long silly story time! I got two miracles yesterday. "The very hairs on your head are counted," Jesus reassured us in Matthew and Luke. Urantia Paper 38 clarifies that the angels don't waste their time pawing through your lice and dandruff to enumerate your follicles; they are math geniuses, inherently capable of such estimations. Sounds right to me. Which was on my mind yesterday, as I examined the fall of two of the three forks of the once-mighty 100yo oak: Branches fell inches from the big plate glass window - there were oak leaves caught on the roof flashing above the window, and all through the little cedars on either side of the window. Inches. Very close thing. The power lines to the barn run under a branch of a neighboring tree, which branch got snapped, but missed the lines. And big branches fell all around both vehicles, yet only one small twig-end broke against the pickup door. No scratch worth mentioning. And no human or beast got hurt. Not even the resident family of squirrels, I think. That was the first miracle, thank you hypercalculating chaos-controlling angels! Within a few hours of the fall, the neighbor's son-in-law, and the SiL's two SiL's, came over with their chainsaws, a big trailer, and a really sweet little Deere (want!) with grapple attachment. By two in the afternoon, tons of tree were gone to the South 40, and I was left raking up leaves and twigs. That was the second miracle, in many ways, more miraculous than the first. Mrs & I stood there mid-afternoon, amazed at our blessings. Some photos & videos tomorrow, perhaps. There's a big hole in our leafy canopy now, though. Won't be filled in my lifetime.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yeah, I hugged the trunk at June 01, 2014 03:45 AM (Obu4j)

191 Now, moving on to 'venile'. Ahem.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (NeFrd)

192 Now, moving on to 'venile'. Ahem.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (NeFrd)

193 Oh, is Bergdahl the guy we traded for? I knew we were treating the Taliban like a country now but didn't realize the guy's name.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (dG+q8)

194 Oh, is Bergdahl the guy we traded for? I knew we were treating the Taliban like a country now but didn't realize the guy's name.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (dG+q8)

195 All right, all right, I'll quit. I'm just funnin' you.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (NeFrd)

196 All right, all right, I'll quit. I'm just funnin' you.

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 03:46 AM (NeFrd)

197 83  Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 08:40 AM (Rtbba)


You missed the point.  They were not seeking to practice freedom of religion.  They were seeking to have a community that tolerated ONLY their religion.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (T2V/1)

198 83  Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 08:40 AM (Rtbba)


You missed the point.  They were not seeking to practice freedom of religion.  They were seeking to have a community that tolerated ONLY their religion.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (T2V/1)

199 the CDC's PR notice

Speaking of government agencies and PR, is the VA now running We Are Awesome ads in other states? Because we've had a pretty big uptick down here in FL.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (WuJJ+)

200 the CDC's PR notice

Speaking of government agencies and PR, is the VA now running We Are Awesome ads in other states? Because we've had a pretty big uptick down here in FL.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (WuJJ+)

201 I saw Kip Wringer open for LA Guns at the Palladium in '92.

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (k8m83)

202 I saw Kip Wringer open for LA Guns at the Palladium in '92.

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 03:48 AM (k8m83)

203 I hate virtual banking. Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 08:15 AM (+O/9F) I like the virtual deductions part!

Posted by: Hrothgar IRS Commissar at June 01, 2014 03:49 AM (o3MSL)

204 I hate virtual banking. Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 08:15 AM (+O/9F) I like the virtual deductions part!

Posted by: Hrothgar IRS Commissar at June 01, 2014 03:49 AM (o3MSL)

205 "is the VA now running " Been seeing VA ads for a while here. Tejas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:49 AM (dG+q8)

206 "is the VA now running " Been seeing VA ads for a while here. Tejas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:49 AM (dG+q8)

207 at the end of Gulf War one there was a guy who deserted his post at a forward radar site. His job was to track any missile Sadam decided to lob Turkeys way at the end of the war. He decided he wanted to go home, and the war was winding down, so he left We court martialed that guy Bergdahl should be likewise court martialed. He is way worse than that guy

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 03:50 AM (zOTsN)

208 at the end of Gulf War one there was a guy who deserted his post at a forward radar site. His job was to track any missile Sadam decided to lob Turkeys way at the end of the war. He decided he wanted to go home, and the war was winding down, so he left We court martialed that guy Bergdahl should be likewise court martialed. He is way worse than that guy

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 03:50 AM (zOTsN)

209 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Will he be impeached? Hahahaha


http://tinyurl.com/kd6gbuz

Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:43 AM (T2V/1)




When doesn't he break the law? He and his administration do whatever in the hell they want knowing the MFM will lie for them and enough people are too dumb to know or care

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 01, 2014 03:51 AM (FE/sZ)

210 Obama's prisoner swap broke the law. Will he be impeached? Hahahaha


http://tinyurl.com/kd6gbuz

Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 07:43 AM (T2V/1)




When doesn't he break the law? He and his administration do whatever in the hell they want knowing the MFM will lie for them and enough people are too dumb to know or care

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 01, 2014 03:51 AM (FE/sZ)

211 "I like the virtual deductions part!" No problems here, cause I'm a good boy, but they cleaned a friend of mine out here while back. In fact, it was the blonde marinating the brisket last night in my kitchen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:51 AM (dG+q8)

212 "I like the virtual deductions part!" No problems here, cause I'm a good boy, but they cleaned a friend of mine out here while back. In fact, it was the blonde marinating the brisket last night in my kitchen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 03:51 AM (dG+q8)

213 If you can get an early copy of William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation", read it.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:52 AM (ZshNr)

214 If you can get an early copy of William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation", read it.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 03:52 AM (ZshNr)

215 I hate virtual banking. Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 08:15 AM (+O/9F) ***** Makes their virtual malfeasance more efficient.

Posted by: 3D Printing? You mean a Lathe? at June 01, 2014 03:52 AM (gmrH5)

216 I hate virtual banking. Posted by: Sven 10077 at June 01, 2014 08:15 AM (+O/9F) ***** Makes their virtual malfeasance more efficient.

Posted by: 3D Printing? You mean a Lathe? at June 01, 2014 03:52 AM (gmrH5)

217 Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 08:40 AM (NeFrd) If you're a Fortune 1000, I think providing insurance (to salary equivalent positions at least) will still be a way to recruit talent. At the very least even if it costs more you can advertise it as "we've taken the trouble of shopping for you." (In reality you're probably self insured but you get the general idea.) Plus at that level of buying power (i.e. risk pooling) insurance costs might start to equate the fines and added salary costs. Smaller than that things get weirder. Get smaller still and things get even weirder. My dad is does operations for a small community bank. Currently they buy a plan with a $2500 deductible, and the bank self insures the first $2k of that (leaving a $500 deductible.) So not bad overall. But even that's pricy. And the insurance brokers aren't even sure that plan will be available next year, and premiums keep going higher. Dumping insurance just makes sense for them (whether he shoots himself in the foot remains to be seen.) Now his bank (being small) won't have to pay the fine, but companies between 50-100 employers are making similar calculations everywhere. And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:55 AM (HDwDg)

218 Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 08:40 AM (NeFrd) If you're a Fortune 1000, I think providing insurance (to salary equivalent positions at least) will still be a way to recruit talent. At the very least even if it costs more you can advertise it as "we've taken the trouble of shopping for you." (In reality you're probably self insured but you get the general idea.) Plus at that level of buying power (i.e. risk pooling) insurance costs might start to equate the fines and added salary costs. Smaller than that things get weirder. Get smaller still and things get even weirder. My dad is does operations for a small community bank. Currently they buy a plan with a $2500 deductible, and the bank self insures the first $2k of that (leaving a $500 deductible.) So not bad overall. But even that's pricy. And the insurance brokers aren't even sure that plan will be available next year, and premiums keep going higher. Dumping insurance just makes sense for them (whether he shoots himself in the foot remains to be seen.) Now his bank (being small) won't have to pay the fine, but companies between 50-100 employers are making similar calculations everywhere. And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:55 AM (HDwDg)

219 A thought on Bergdahl: How did such an obvious misfit make sergeant?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 03:56 AM (o3MSL)

220 A thought on Bergdahl: How did such an obvious misfit make sergeant?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 03:56 AM (o3MSL)

221 Vic, you still are not being clear about what point you are trying to make. You missed the point. They were not seeking to practice freedom of religion. They were seeking to have a community that tolerated ONLY their religion. Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 08:48 AM (T2V/1) Who is this 'they' of which you speak? There are two different 'they's in this incident. Some of the settlers in the Massachusetts colony were loyal British subjects, and Religion at that time was established by the King. (Remember King Henry the VIIIth) To say that those loyal subject left England for religious reasons is incorrect, and I am not saying that. In fact I am pointing out the opposite. Those loyal British Subjects left England to conquer the New World for King and Country and personal enrichment. The Quakers left England because they refused loyalty to the King because of religious differences, and were hunged/hanged/whatever by the Loyalists.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:57 AM (Rtbba)

222 Vic, you still are not being clear about what point you are trying to make. You missed the point. They were not seeking to practice freedom of religion. They were seeking to have a community that tolerated ONLY their religion. Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2014 08:48 AM (T2V/1) Who is this 'they' of which you speak? There are two different 'they's in this incident. Some of the settlers in the Massachusetts colony were loyal British subjects, and Religion at that time was established by the King. (Remember King Henry the VIIIth) To say that those loyal subject left England for religious reasons is incorrect, and I am not saying that. In fact I am pointing out the opposite. Those loyal British Subjects left England to conquer the New World for King and Country and personal enrichment. The Quakers left England because they refused loyalty to the King because of religious differences, and were hunged/hanged/whatever by the Loyalists.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 03:57 AM (Rtbba)

223 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 08:49 AM (dG+q IIRC our local VA has been missing a medical director for some time. Plus a shortage of nurses (Mom did her clinical rotation there in the late 70s, swore she'd never go back.) So we get "Come work for us we're AWESOME" commercials all the time here.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:57 AM (HDwDg)

224 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 08:49 AM (dG+q IIRC our local VA has been missing a medical director for some time. Plus a shortage of nurses (Mom did her clinical rotation there in the late 70s, swore she'd never go back.) So we get "Come work for us we're AWESOME" commercials all the time here.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 03:57 AM (HDwDg)

225 Ricardo I try & often fail at trying to start day off in a better mood. Horde question, I had insulation finished yesterday. They wanted me to pay for permits. Two permits? It's one house & I saw one permit. They started May 13 & were caught doing work w/o permit. I suspect one is fee for not having permit. I had new roof & I'm sure permit was included in cost. Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:58 AM (gjOCp)

226 Ricardo I try & often fail at trying to start day off in a better mood. Horde question, I had insulation finished yesterday. They wanted me to pay for permits. Two permits? It's one house & I saw one permit. They started May 13 & were caught doing work w/o permit. I suspect one is fee for not having permit. I had new roof & I'm sure permit was included in cost. Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 03:58 AM (gjOCp)

227 Keep in mind, folks: Low-information voters are REALLY, REALLY, low-information. If you say "What about the VA scandal?" they'll look at you like you're speaking Martian. Anything that can't be put on a bumper sticker readable from 2 car lengths back is just too complicated for them. Which means we need to be working on simple, dishonest, cool-sounding bumper-sticker slogans. Don't think about what's true, or right, or logical. Think about what makes a good bumper-sticker. "Hillary left Americans to die." "Hillary doesn't care about anyone but herself." Remember, LIVs don't really give a fuck about competence, the Constitution, or national interests. The ONLY thing they think about is whether a politician "cares about ordinary people like me." Hugo Chavez gave away some heating oil so they know he's a Good Guy. Prisons? Beatings? Silencing opponents? What? They don't care about that shit. So saying Hillary's incompetent, dishonest, or a wannabe tyrant doesn't matter to them. You've got to make it all about how little she cares. "She wants to shut down American companies to help her Arab donors." Is that true? I don't know. But it sounds truthy and that's all LIVs care about. This method works. The Democrats have been using it with tremendous success since Roosevelt beat Hoover. Time to learn from the masters.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 01, 2014 03:58 AM (1Jgj3)

228 Keep in mind, folks: Low-information voters are REALLY, REALLY, low-information. If you say "What about the VA scandal?" they'll look at you like you're speaking Martian. Anything that can't be put on a bumper sticker readable from 2 car lengths back is just too complicated for them. Which means we need to be working on simple, dishonest, cool-sounding bumper-sticker slogans. Don't think about what's true, or right, or logical. Think about what makes a good bumper-sticker. "Hillary left Americans to die." "Hillary doesn't care about anyone but herself." Remember, LIVs don't really give a fuck about competence, the Constitution, or national interests. The ONLY thing they think about is whether a politician "cares about ordinary people like me." Hugo Chavez gave away some heating oil so they know he's a Good Guy. Prisons? Beatings? Silencing opponents? What? They don't care about that shit. So saying Hillary's incompetent, dishonest, or a wannabe tyrant doesn't matter to them. You've got to make it all about how little she cares. "She wants to shut down American companies to help her Arab donors." Is that true? I don't know. But it sounds truthy and that's all LIVs care about. This method works. The Democrats have been using it with tremendous success since Roosevelt beat Hoover. Time to learn from the masters.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 01, 2014 03:58 AM (1Jgj3)

229 And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:55 AM (HDwDg) And the Obama/Ayres/Alinsky plan for US economic collapse continues to work on many levels! I am convinced that Obama isn't capable of playing tic-tac-toe without a teleprompter, but I am also convinced that a cabal of socialist elites is playing 11-dimensional chess with the US.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:00 AM (o3MSL)

230 And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:55 AM (HDwDg) And the Obama/Ayres/Alinsky plan for US economic collapse continues to work on many levels! I am convinced that Obama isn't capable of playing tic-tac-toe without a teleprompter, but I am also convinced that a cabal of socialist elites is playing 11-dimensional chess with the US.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:00 AM (o3MSL)

231 Berdahls promotion he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:00 AM (zOTsN)

232 Berdahls promotion he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:00 AM (zOTsN)

233 if Bergdahl had no been captured no doubt he would have been discharged for cause, sooner rather than later watch as he claims PTSD we will pay for this asshole forever

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (zOTsN)

234 if Bergdahl had no been captured no doubt he would have been discharged for cause, sooner rather than later watch as he claims PTSD we will pay for this asshole forever

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (zOTsN)

235 Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 08:57 AM (Rtbba)


Mary Dyer was hanged for being a Quaker and refusing to recant the religion and become a Puritan.  Not because she was "disloyal" to the king. She was repeatedly asked to recant her religion and become a Puritan and she would be spared.  She refused.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (T2V/1)

236 Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 08:57 AM (Rtbba)


Mary Dyer was hanged for being a Quaker and refusing to recant the religion and become a Puritan.  Not because she was "disloyal" to the king. She was repeatedly asked to recant her religion and become a Puritan and she would be spared.  She refused.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (T2V/1)

237 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:58 AM (gjOCp) :shrug: Around here the penalty for not getting a permit is double permit cost. Having said that, I haven't actually ever gotten a permit to do any work. I had blown in insulation put in my attic last year and they never mentioned a permit, because AFAIK, it's not "construction." (Or they just skated on it, but they were here all day and our municipality is known for hunting down every activity to fine.) Roof was put on before I bought the house. Neighbor gets work done all the time, always handles his own permits. (And by handles I means tempts fate, been caught once, won on a few others.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (HDwDg)

238 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:58 AM (gjOCp) :shrug: Around here the penalty for not getting a permit is double permit cost. Having said that, I haven't actually ever gotten a permit to do any work. I had blown in insulation put in my attic last year and they never mentioned a permit, because AFAIK, it's not "construction." (Or they just skated on it, but they were here all day and our municipality is known for hunting down every activity to fine.) Roof was put on before I bought the house. Neighbor gets work done all the time, always handles his own permits. (And by handles I means tempts fate, been caught once, won on a few others.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (HDwDg)

239 "113 Ricardo" Yes, ma'am, I'll do better. What state/county? That stuff being local and so many contractors being shady. (Not all, I know, and not cracking on all contractors everywhere, sheesh.)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (dG+q8)

240 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. The local paper had a shitty little editorial last week, haven't heard much since, but I think it's a done deal.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (ZshNr)

241 "113 Ricardo" Yes, ma'am, I'll do better. What state/county? That stuff being local and so many contractors being shady. (Not all, I know, and not cracking on all contractors everywhere, sheesh.)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (dG+q8)

242 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. The local paper had a shitty little editorial last week, haven't heard much since, but I think it's a done deal.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:01 AM (ZshNr)

243 I admit to being less than totally up to speed on the Bergdahl story. This piece in today's NY Post filled in a few blanks:

 http://bit.ly/1kXO0Ku

If indeed he wandered off to hook up with his Afghan pals -- something I would have considered damn near impossible in the past, but which seems almost par-for-the-course among some elements of our current society -- he should be facing a shit-ton of military prison time, with MPs regularly playing Wack-A-Mole on his head.

The story certainly makes it clear why Choom Boy was eager to send some Muzzie terrorists home in exchange for him. Americans would have offered the Taliban a choice between cutting a prisoner loose and maybe living a few days longer. President Historic First© is not an American.

On the face of it, the soldier and the President are both guilty of desertion, aiding the enemy and treason. There are harsh penalties for that.

Every day that Congress allows the current regime to stay in office is another day when they are aiding and abetting treason. And another day in which America and all it stands for is placed in increasing and unnecessary peril.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:03 AM (dDzOj)

244 I admit to being less than totally up to speed on the Bergdahl story. This piece in today's NY Post filled in a few blanks:

 http://bit.ly/1kXO0Ku

If indeed he wandered off to hook up with his Afghan pals -- something I would have considered damn near impossible in the past, but which seems almost par-for-the-course among some elements of our current society -- he should be facing a shit-ton of military prison time, with MPs regularly playing Wack-A-Mole on his head.

The story certainly makes it clear why Choom Boy was eager to send some Muzzie terrorists home in exchange for him. Americans would have offered the Taliban a choice between cutting a prisoner loose and maybe living a few days longer. President Historic First© is not an American.

On the face of it, the soldier and the President are both guilty of desertion, aiding the enemy and treason. There are harsh penalties for that.

Every day that Congress allows the current regime to stay in office is another day when they are aiding and abetting treason. And another day in which America and all it stands for is placed in increasing and unnecessary peril.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:03 AM (dDzOj)

245 "I had new roof & I'm sure permit was included in cost. " Hi Carol. Here in our County, there is no requirement to get a permit to replace roof shingles. Now, if actual structural material is being replaced, then I believe a permit is required. But if it was just shingles and "Tar paper", quite possibly none was needed. Your County may have something listed on their "Codes and Permits" web page, if they have one. Or call the County Permits office directly. They may even be able to tell you by using your address what permits were issued.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:04 AM (CGMOF)

246 "I had new roof & I'm sure permit was included in cost. " Hi Carol. Here in our County, there is no requirement to get a permit to replace roof shingles. Now, if actual structural material is being replaced, then I believe a permit is required. But if it was just shingles and "Tar paper", quite possibly none was needed. Your County may have something listed on their "Codes and Permits" web page, if they have one. Or call the County Permits office directly. They may even be able to tell you by using your address what permits were issued.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:04 AM (CGMOF)

247 Vic at June 01, 2014 09:01 AM (T2V/1) Thank you. I understand what you are saying now. They also were hanging people who's neighbors accused them of practicing witchcraft, which, in my mind, is no different than what's going on in the Middle East at the moment. Us vs Them. Or Them vs them other guys.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:05 AM (Rtbba)

248 Vic at June 01, 2014 09:01 AM (T2V/1) Thank you. I understand what you are saying now. They also were hanging people who's neighbors accused them of practicing witchcraft, which, in my mind, is no different than what's going on in the Middle East at the moment. Us vs Them. Or Them vs them other guys.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:05 AM (Rtbba)

249 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. -------------- .... and raise salaries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2014 04:06 AM (aDwsi)

250 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. -------------- .... and raise salaries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2014 04:06 AM (aDwsi)

251 Tsrblke, I can't copy & paste on iPad. Sorry if I misspelled Nic. All work was outside, three day job. They took off shingles & drilled holes about two inches around & filled house with insulation.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:06 AM (gjOCp)

252 Tsrblke, I can't copy & paste on iPad. Sorry if I misspelled Nic. All work was outside, three day job. They took off shingles & drilled holes about two inches around & filled house with insulation.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:06 AM (gjOCp)

253 I've read as much of the reportage on Bergdahl as I could, and I expect that the next official word we'll hear about him is his Court Martial date. If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. Of course I've been shocked before. He's already been convicted in Trial by Social Media, we'll see what the UCMJ does with him.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (ZshNr)

254 I've read as much of the reportage on Bergdahl as I could, and I expect that the next official word we'll hear about him is his Court Martial date. If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. Of course I've been shocked before. He's already been convicted in Trial by Social Media, we'll see what the UCMJ does with him.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (ZshNr)

255 Morning all This Prisoner exchange is becoming more and more fucked up the more I read. This guy was talking near treason and crazy shit before he either walked off or was captured and I am sensing more and more he walked off. Fredo let go 5 of the most dangerous terrorist scum at Gitmo. Fredo again ignore the laws and Congress Fucked we are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (nzKvP)

256 Morning all This Prisoner exchange is becoming more and more fucked up the more I read. This guy was talking near treason and crazy shit before he either walked off or was captured and I am sensing more and more he walked off. Fredo let go 5 of the most dangerous terrorist scum at Gitmo. Fredo again ignore the laws and Congress Fucked we are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (nzKvP)

257 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:58 AM (gjOCp) Carol, how you doing? I will be putting Epsom salts on my roses this AM. IANAL, but: Sounds like you should ask to see the detailed bill and check with the building inspector to see exactly what the permits were written for. Did the same contractor do both the roof and the insulation? IIRC, you are in MA and the nanny state probably requires a permit for each activity, unfortunately. Did a building inspector actually sign off on the work?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (o3MSL)

258 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 08:58 AM (gjOCp) Carol, how you doing? I will be putting Epsom salts on my roses this AM. IANAL, but: Sounds like you should ask to see the detailed bill and check with the building inspector to see exactly what the permits were written for. Did the same contractor do both the roof and the insulation? IIRC, you are in MA and the nanny state probably requires a permit for each activity, unfortunately. Did a building inspector actually sign off on the work?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:07 AM (o3MSL)

259 Bergdahl should be court martialed but he wont be. watch

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (zOTsN)

260 Bergdahl should be court martialed but he wont be. watch

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (zOTsN)

261 That works for me. Merit based pay is the goal, gotta get there somehow. I'll be curious to see how many teachers are actually "let go", as opposed to shuffled around from district to district or department to department.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (ZshNr)

262 I've read as much of the reportage on Bergdahl as I could, and I expect that the next official word we'll hear about him is his Court Martial date. If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. Of course I've been shocked before. He's already been convicted in Trial by Social Media, we'll see what the UCMJ does with him. Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 09:07 AM (ZshNr) Fredo's butt boy bagel heads the DOD. There will be no Court Martial. More likely a White House visit and medals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (nzKvP)

263 That works for me. Merit based pay is the goal, gotta get there somehow. I'll be curious to see how many teachers are actually "let go", as opposed to shuffled around from district to district or department to department.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (ZshNr)

264 I've read as much of the reportage on Bergdahl as I could, and I expect that the next official word we'll hear about him is his Court Martial date. If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. Of course I've been shocked before. He's already been convicted in Trial by Social Media, we'll see what the UCMJ does with him. Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 09:07 AM (ZshNr) Fredo's butt boy bagel heads the DOD. There will be no Court Martial. More likely a White House visit and medals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:08 AM (nzKvP)

265 "Fucked we are" Yes. In general.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (dG+q8)

266 "Fucked we are" Yes. In general.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (dG+q8)

267 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 09:04 AM (CGMOF Oh and around here, if you mess with electrical you tend to end up needing 2 permits. 1 from the county and one from my city. (If you're just doing electrical but no other construction you can sometimes skate with just the county's electrical permit, but if you do anything considered "construction" you need the city construction permit as well.) YMMV.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (HDwDg)

268 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 09:04 AM (CGMOF Oh and around here, if you mess with electrical you tend to end up needing 2 permits. 1 from the county and one from my city. (If you're just doing electrical but no other construction you can sometimes skate with just the county's electrical permit, but if you do anything considered "construction" you need the city construction permit as well.) YMMV.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (HDwDg)

269 115 And the Obama/Ayres/Alinsky plan for US economic collapse continues to work on many levels! I am convinced that Obama isn't capable of playing tic-tac-toe without a teleprompter, but I am also convinced that a cabal of socialist elites is playing 11-dimensional chess with the US. Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (o3MSL) I would include Soros in that list. I remember hearing him say several years ago, before Obama, that America was the greatest threat to world peace and that he wanted to change our form of government. There must be others, though. A socialist cabal, as you said. I would really like to know some more names. If they're "doing good" in their own minds, surely they would welcome public recognition, hm?

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (sdi6R)

270 115 And the Obama/Ayres/Alinsky plan for US economic collapse continues to work on many levels! I am convinced that Obama isn't capable of playing tic-tac-toe without a teleprompter, but I am also convinced that a cabal of socialist elites is playing 11-dimensional chess with the US. Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (o3MSL) I would include Soros in that list. I remember hearing him say several years ago, before Obama, that America was the greatest threat to world peace and that he wanted to change our form of government. There must be others, though. A socialist cabal, as you said. I would really like to know some more names. If they're "doing good" in their own minds, surely they would welcome public recognition, hm?

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (sdi6R)

271 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. The local paper had a shitty little editorial last week, haven't heard much since, but I think it's a done deal. It's been non-stop "republicans are evil" everyday since 2010 when they flipped the govt. fucking old and tired. I never understood why teachers must have tenure. No other job has tenure. What makes them so special?

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (doBIb)

272 Speaking of employment, NC is set to end tenure for teachers. The local paper had a shitty little editorial last week, haven't heard much since, but I think it's a done deal. It's been non-stop "republicans are evil" everyday since 2010 when they flipped the govt. fucking old and tired. I never understood why teachers must have tenure. No other job has tenure. What makes them so special?

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (doBIb)

273

Hello from Way Down Here and it's still June 1st so it's the first day of winter for us

 

 

However it's been lovely weather, still wearing summer clothes here

 

 

In a previous thread someone mentioned that they couldn't access Tim Blair's blog and Andrew Bolt's one

 

News Ltd blogs have been down since Thursday - I'm wondering whether some ex Obama Care website  genius has been hired to revamp those blogs

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (lWCq0)

274

Hello from Way Down Here and it's still June 1st so it's the first day of winter for us

 

 

However it's been lovely weather, still wearing summer clothes here

 

 

In a previous thread someone mentioned that they couldn't access Tim Blair's blog and Andrew Bolt's one

 

News Ltd blogs have been down since Thursday - I'm wondering whether some ex Obama Care website  genius has been hired to revamp those blogs

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:09 AM (lWCq0)

275 Hello aussie!

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (doBIb)

276 Hello aussie!

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (doBIb)

277 If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. -------------------------------- Lincoln - You *are* kidding. Though I am surprised daily, nothing that this administration and its enablers do shocks me any more. If the guy IS subjected to Court Martial, look for softball charges.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (aDwsi)

278 If he's not prosecuted, I'll be shocked. -------------------------------- Lincoln - You *are* kidding. Though I am surprised daily, nothing that this administration and its enablers do shocks me any more. If the guy IS subjected to Court Martial, look for softball charges.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (aDwsi)

279 More likely a White House visit and medals Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:08 AM

This.

Bergdahl appears to be living Choom Boy's dream.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (dDzOj)

280 More likely a White House visit and medals Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:08 AM

This.

Bergdahl appears to be living Choom Boy's dream.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (dDzOj)

281 What new is OZ, Aussie?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (dG+q8)

282 What new is OZ, Aussie?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:11 AM (dG+q8)

283 Bergdahl appears to be living Choom Boy's dream. Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 09:11 AM (dDzOj) If Fredo had a white son.......

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (nzKvP)

284 Bergdahl appears to be living Choom Boy's dream. Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 09:11 AM (dDzOj) If Fredo had a white son.......

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (nzKvP)

285 Theoretically, at the University level, tenure allowed academics the freedom to publish and teach without fear of reprisals for unpopular or controversial views. Of course now it's nothing but an extension of typical labor grabbiness.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (ZshNr)

286 Theoretically, at the University level, tenure allowed academics the freedom to publish and teach without fear of reprisals for unpopular or controversial views. Of course now it's nothing but an extension of typical labor grabbiness.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (ZshNr)

287 Okay, now that I've read about the guy for whom SCOAMF released five top killers... I might need to moderate my statement about any one American soldier being worth all the IslamoFascists combined, although I guess if it's zero on both sides of the equation, it's still true.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rage meter needs recharging at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (Obu4j)

288 Okay, now that I've read about the guy for whom SCOAMF released five top killers... I might need to moderate my statement about any one American soldier being worth all the IslamoFascists combined, although I guess if it's zero on both sides of the equation, it's still true.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rage meter needs recharging at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (Obu4j)

289 IIRC, some Puritans left England because it was too baudy for them. After they left, the Puritans remaining in England eventually got control and all Hell broke loose (e.g. the banning of Christmas). There were Catholics that settled in Maryland. So while they came for religious freedom for themselves, the issue of tolerance wasn't fully embraced.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (V70Uh)

290 IIRC, some Puritans left England because it was too baudy for them. After they left, the Puritans remaining in England eventually got control and all Hell broke loose (e.g. the banning of Christmas). There were Catholics that settled in Maryland. So while they came for religious freedom for themselves, the issue of tolerance wasn't fully embraced.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (V70Uh)

291 How'd this guy get promoted to Sgt.?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (nzKvP)

292 How'd this guy get promoted to Sgt.?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (nzKvP)

293 Fredo's butt boy bagel heads the DOD. There will be no Court Martial. More likely a White House visit and medals Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:08 AM (nzKvP) Win-win for the muz in WH, CIA, DoD, and Afghanistan!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (o3MSL)

294 Fredo's butt boy bagel heads the DOD. There will be no Court Martial. More likely a White House visit and medals Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:08 AM (nzKvP) Win-win for the muz in WH, CIA, DoD, and Afghanistan!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:12 AM (o3MSL)

295 he will get the POW medal, to start

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:13 AM (zOTsN)

296 he will get the POW medal, to start

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:13 AM (zOTsN)

297 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:06 AM (gjOCp Do you have no attic access, I guess. In which case, I dunno, it's gonna come down to local flavor. I checked and what VIA said applies here too: no permit required for new shingles unless structure (rafters and trusses) is being repaired (Having said that, they added some 2x4 to replace some rotted wood in my roof when they did the work and didn't get a permit because they did it quick, and it looked like regular roofing, so I doubt anyone actually gets a permit unless it's pretty heavy overhaul.) At least here, you have to be touching either structure, electrical, plumbing or grade to really ever need a permit (and the latter only applies to anything between the street and sidewalk and pools.) But it's all local flavor as VIA said, depending on how much rent seeking your city has (we have to have permits to have garage sales.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:13 AM (HDwDg)

298 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:06 AM (gjOCp Do you have no attic access, I guess. In which case, I dunno, it's gonna come down to local flavor. I checked and what VIA said applies here too: no permit required for new shingles unless structure (rafters and trusses) is being repaired (Having said that, they added some 2x4 to replace some rotted wood in my roof when they did the work and didn't get a permit because they did it quick, and it looked like regular roofing, so I doubt anyone actually gets a permit unless it's pretty heavy overhaul.) At least here, you have to be touching either structure, electrical, plumbing or grade to really ever need a permit (and the latter only applies to anything between the street and sidewalk and pools.) But it's all local flavor as VIA said, depending on how much rent seeking your city has (we have to have permits to have garage sales.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/i] [/b] [/s] at June 01, 2014 04:13 AM (HDwDg)

299 Theoretically, at the University level, tenure allowed academics the freedom to publish and teach without fear of reprisals for unpopular or controversial views. It's outdated. That reprisal stuff goes on regardless by lefty administration officials. Bit we're talking about public school teachers at the elementary, middle, and HS levels. What on earth do they need tenure for?

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (doBIb)

300 Theoretically, at the University level, tenure allowed academics the freedom to publish and teach without fear of reprisals for unpopular or controversial views. It's outdated. That reprisal stuff goes on regardless by lefty administration officials. Bit we're talking about public school teachers at the elementary, middle, and HS levels. What on earth do they need tenure for?

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (doBIb)

301 again he was promoted while captive

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (zOTsN)

302 again he was promoted while captive

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (zOTsN)

303 Meanwhile they arrest a guy in the anti-Semitic shooting in Brussels: Looks like an arab guy who lived in, low and behold, France.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (nzKvP)

304 Meanwhile they arrest a guy in the anti-Semitic shooting in Brussels: Looks like an arab guy who lived in, low and behold, France.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:14 AM (nzKvP)

305 How'd this guy get promoted to Sgt.? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:12 AM (nzKvP) Berdahls promotion he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (zOTsN) Time in grade is a wonderful thing, even for traitors and deserters!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (o3MSL)

306 How'd this guy get promoted to Sgt.? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:12 AM (nzKvP) Berdahls promotion he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (zOTsN) Time in grade is a wonderful thing, even for traitors and deserters!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (o3MSL)

307

138 EC

 

And hello back -

 

 I'm watching my beloved Men in Lycra - last day of the Giro d'Italia 3 week cycling event  while sipping some nice wine

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (lWCq0)

308

138 EC

 

And hello back -

 

 I'm watching my beloved Men in Lycra - last day of the Giro d'Italia 3 week cycling event  while sipping some nice wine

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (lWCq0)

309 I assume he was promoted while in captivity, for time in rank, or whatever it's called.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (ZshNr)

310 I assume he was promoted while in captivity, for time in rank, or whatever it's called.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (ZshNr)

311 From what I am reading this guy walked off his base against Orders and was bad mouthing the US Military thru-out his tour. What the fuck were his superior Officers doing?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (nzKvP)

312 From what I am reading this guy walked off his base against Orders and was bad mouthing the US Military thru-out his tour. What the fuck were his superior Officers doing?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (nzKvP)

313 I have never heard of needing a building permit to make repairs. Doing an add-on? Sure. Building something new from the ground up? Sure. Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (V70Uh)

314 I have never heard of needing a building permit to make repairs. Doing an add-on? Sure. Building something new from the ground up? Sure. Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (V70Uh)

315 "he was promoted while captive " Cause......? Not a military guy, how that stuff work in the service?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (dG+q8)

316 "he was promoted while captive " Cause......? Not a military guy, how that stuff work in the service?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (dG+q8)

317 Carol- call your local permitting agency. It will be City,town or county. They will have your permit records by your name and address and can explain if 2 were required for some reason.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (IVgIK)

318 Carol- call your local permitting agency. It will be City,town or county. They will have your permit records by your name and address and can explain if 2 were required for some reason.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at June 01, 2014 04:15 AM (IVgIK)

319 Vic at June 01, 2014 09:01 AM (T2V/1) Also in Virginia colony. Colonial Williamsburg. http://www.history.org/almanack/life/religion/religionhdr.cfm There was considerable debate over the writing of the US Constitution, and Virginia's desire for an established religion had to be set aside to get the thirteen colonies united. The rebels of the revolution wanted no part of hangings for religious reasons having some experience with them and having some experienced with an established religion. "The Constitution" by Page Smith (thread moves too fast for specific cites.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:16 AM (Rtbba)

320 Vic at June 01, 2014 09:01 AM (T2V/1) Also in Virginia colony. Colonial Williamsburg. http://www.history.org/almanack/life/religion/religionhdr.cfm There was considerable debate over the writing of the US Constitution, and Virginia's desire for an established religion had to be set aside to get the thirteen colonies united. The rebels of the revolution wanted no part of hangings for religious reasons having some experience with them and having some experienced with an established religion. "The Constitution" by Page Smith (thread moves too fast for specific cites.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:16 AM (Rtbba)

321 Question answered.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (dG+q8)

322 Question answered.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (dG+q8)

323 firsthand account of bowe bergdhal is given on twitter by @CodyFNfootball he was there

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (u8GsB)

324 firsthand account of bowe bergdhal is given on twitter by @CodyFNfootball he was there

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (u8GsB)

325 The grammar, high school teachers just use the word tenure, it doesn't apply to their situation at all. But "tenure" sounds all professorial and important, so the Teacher's Unions have made it part of their language.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (ZshNr)

326 Now his bank (being small) won't have to pay the fine, but companies between 50-100 employers are making similar calculations everywhere. And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:55 AM (HDwDg) **** Yeah, I see it pretty much the way you laid it out. That's a nice synopsis. So I'm not sure I see the point of all the hyperventilating over this latest IRS ruling. Water will seek its own level in one way or another. (Unless its molecular structure is changed by negative thoughts, of course)

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (NeFrd)

327 The grammar, high school teachers just use the word tenure, it doesn't apply to their situation at all. But "tenure" sounds all professorial and important, so the Teacher's Unions have made it part of their language.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (ZshNr)

328 Now his bank (being small) won't have to pay the fine, but companies between 50-100 employers are making similar calculations everywhere. And if we're to believe what is true, those are the engines of the economy and employ many many people. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at June 01, 2014 08:55 AM (HDwDg) **** Yeah, I see it pretty much the way you laid it out. That's a nice synopsis. So I'm not sure I see the point of all the hyperventilating over this latest IRS ruling. Water will seek its own level in one way or another. (Unless its molecular structure is changed by negative thoughts, of course)

Posted by: S. Muldoon, speling poleece at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (NeFrd)

329 he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (zOTsN) WHO WAS WRITING HIS FUCKIN FITREPS!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (nzKvP)

330 he was promoted while he was in captivity that's why Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:00 AM (zOTsN) WHO WAS WRITING HIS FUCKIN FITREPS!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (nzKvP)

331 POWs are considered with their contemporaries while in missing status. Its policy to promote POWs and MIAs. he hasn't been convicted of anything, so they had to but no way this administration will court martial him, even though he deserves it I hope he is getting debriefed good and hard

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (zOTsN)

332 POWs are considered with their contemporaries while in missing status. Its policy to promote POWs and MIAs. he hasn't been convicted of anything, so they had to but no way this administration will court martial him, even though he deserves it I hope he is getting debriefed good and hard

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (zOTsN)

333 Not quite the Gun Thread yet, but anyway: MA MORONS -TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS- VERY IMPORTANT HEARING ABOUT NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS IN MASSACHUSETTS NEXT TUESDAY JUNE 3rd: Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will host a public hearing for Speaker DeLeo's new bill on Tuesday June 3rd, at 12:00 PM at the State House in the Gardner Auditorium. Bill summary: http://preview.tinyurl.com/odmoc4f Full text of bill: http://preview.tinyurl.com/odmoc4f Link to Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League GOAL @ name. Write, email, and CALL you legislators while you still can to try to curtail this nonsense.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (A1Dcl)

334 Not quite the Gun Thread yet, but anyway: MA MORONS -TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS- VERY IMPORTANT HEARING ABOUT NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS IN MASSACHUSETTS NEXT TUESDAY JUNE 3rd: Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will host a public hearing for Speaker DeLeo's new bill on Tuesday June 3rd, at 12:00 PM at the State House in the Gardner Auditorium. Bill summary: http://preview.tinyurl.com/odmoc4f Full text of bill: http://preview.tinyurl.com/odmoc4f Link to Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League GOAL @ name. Write, email, and CALL you legislators while you still can to try to curtail this nonsense.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (A1Dcl)

335 156 From what I am reading this guy walked off his base against Orders and was bad mouthing the US Military thru-out his tour. What the fuck were his superior Officers doing? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (nzKvP) Being carefully watched by the JAG for discrimination!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (o3MSL)

336 156 From what I am reading this guy walked off his base against Orders and was bad mouthing the US Military thru-out his tour. What the fuck were his superior Officers doing? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (nzKvP) Being carefully watched by the JAG for discrimination!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:17 AM (o3MSL)

337 btw, from the ONT, 'cause I thought it bore repeating, one of the tied winners of the Natl Spelling Bee: "It feels pretty good because not only do I get the victory, but I get to share it with someone else, so it means a lot to me." Best at spelling and sportsmanship! Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence....

Posted by: mindful webworker - nsfw at June 01, 2014 04:18 AM (Obu4j)

338 btw, from the ONT, 'cause I thought it bore repeating, one of the tied winners of the Natl Spelling Bee: "It feels pretty good because not only do I get the victory, but I get to share it with someone else, so it means a lot to me." Best at spelling and sportsmanship! Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence....

Posted by: mindful webworker - nsfw at June 01, 2014 04:18 AM (Obu4j)

339 he hasn't been convicted of anything, so they had to but no way this administration will court martial him, even though he deserves it I hope he is getting debriefed good and hard Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:17 AM (zOTsN) why? I've written many Fitreps where it was obvious we were shit canning the person

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:18 AM (nzKvP)

340 he hasn't been convicted of anything, so they had to but no way this administration will court martial him, even though he deserves it I hope he is getting debriefed good and hard Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:17 AM (zOTsN) why? I've written many Fitreps where it was obvious we were shit canning the person

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:18 AM (nzKvP)

341 Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM


You don't live in MA, do you?

I don't know whether it's state law or left up to local cities/towns, but in my part of MA you have to have a permit for damn near anything beyond cleaning your windows and mowing your lawn.

I suspect this is local bylaws at work, as some of the well-known local contractors seem to be able to zip right in and do their things without pulling any paper. They get a free pass on "mistakes," too; I remember the case of a local contractor -- whose wife is a bigwig in the town administration -- tearing down a house without getting a permit to do so. He said "Oooops!" and the town said "please don't do that again."

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:20 AM (dDzOj)

342 Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM


You don't live in MA, do you?

I don't know whether it's state law or left up to local cities/towns, but in my part of MA you have to have a permit for damn near anything beyond cleaning your windows and mowing your lawn.

I suspect this is local bylaws at work, as some of the well-known local contractors seem to be able to zip right in and do their things without pulling any paper. They get a free pass on "mistakes," too; I remember the case of a local contractor -- whose wife is a bigwig in the town administration -- tearing down a house without getting a permit to do so. He said "Oooops!" and the town said "please don't do that again."

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:20 AM (dDzOj)

343

141  Ricardo Kill 

 

Hi, what's news here ?

 

Some bloke blew up his man cave by mistake this week in my tiny suburb and we only found out about it today at the BIL's birthday party (other side of Sydney -  70kms from our end of the city)

 

So I'll have to ask around - apparently the whole shed was destroyed and he was lucky to get out ( we think it might have been a meth lab)

 

Other than that I've had a news free weekend other than your US news because my favourite blogs are down so I've read stuff here

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:20 AM (lWCq0)

344

141  Ricardo Kill 

 

Hi, what's news here ?

 

Some bloke blew up his man cave by mistake this week in my tiny suburb and we only found out about it today at the BIL's birthday party (other side of Sydney -  70kms from our end of the city)

 

So I'll have to ask around - apparently the whole shed was destroyed and he was lucky to get out ( we think it might have been a meth lab)

 

Other than that I've had a news free weekend other than your US news because my favourite blogs are down so I've read stuff here

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:20 AM (lWCq0)

345 Cause......? Not a military guy, how that stuff work in the service? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (dG+q "Time in Grade", i.e. he had been an E-4 long enough and had he been within reach of the promotion board, it is assumed he would qualify for a promotion. It's like a court conviction 'in absentia' (whatever) where the court can't get their hands on you and convict you anyway without you being in the court room, only this is a promotion. The promotion board can't evaluate you in person and assume you have been a good soldier.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:21 AM (Rtbba)

346 Cause......? Not a military guy, how that stuff work in the service? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (dG+q "Time in Grade", i.e. he had been an E-4 long enough and had he been within reach of the promotion board, it is assumed he would qualify for a promotion. It's like a court conviction 'in absentia' (whatever) where the court can't get their hands on you and convict you anyway without you being in the court room, only this is a promotion. The promotion board can't evaluate you in person and assume you have been a good soldier.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:21 AM (Rtbba)

347 Good Morning, Hrothgar, I gave my roses 12 four pound bags of Epsom salts last Sunday. I'm afraid to look at all the damage they did. I'm good. How are you? I saw one permit that should still be on my front door. I think they probably had to pay a penalty for working w/o one on May 13. My brother told me a friend of his added a porch, all by himself, without a permit. It wasn't in this city, next one over & it was years ago. City almost made him tear down porch.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:21 AM (gjOCp)

348 Good Morning, Hrothgar, I gave my roses 12 four pound bags of Epsom salts last Sunday. I'm afraid to look at all the damage they did. I'm good. How are you? I saw one permit that should still be on my front door. I think they probably had to pay a penalty for working w/o one on May 13. My brother told me a friend of his added a porch, all by himself, without a permit. It wasn't in this city, next one over & it was years ago. City almost made him tear down porch.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:21 AM (gjOCp)

349 U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is pressuring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step up his pace in releasing what the White House calls low level detainees at the U.S. Naval facility that houses suspected terrorist detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The New York Times reports that Rice herself is under pressure from senior White House officials who want her to speed up the release of terrorist detainees. Which shows this was more about clearing out Gitmo than getting back this traitor!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (nzKvP)

350 U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is pressuring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step up his pace in releasing what the White House calls low level detainees at the U.S. Naval facility that houses suspected terrorist detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The New York Times reports that Rice herself is under pressure from senior White House officials who want her to speed up the release of terrorist detainees. Which shows this was more about clearing out Gitmo than getting back this traitor!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (nzKvP)

351 it policy to promote POW/MIA on time. Go to My Army Benefits and look under the POW MIA section. Its in there I am unaware of any case where a POW/MIA was court-martialed in absentia we didn't even do that to that puke Bobby Garwood even though it was obvious he was a collaborator. He got court martialed when he got back And no, its not the JAGs fault the CO has to confer court martial orders, and its official DoD policy not to while they are captive

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (zOTsN)

352 it policy to promote POW/MIA on time. Go to My Army Benefits and look under the POW MIA section. Its in there I am unaware of any case where a POW/MIA was court-martialed in absentia we didn't even do that to that puke Bobby Garwood even though it was obvious he was a collaborator. He got court martialed when he got back And no, its not the JAGs fault the CO has to confer court martial orders, and its official DoD policy not to while they are captive

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (zOTsN)

353 We had a neighbor at the Cape who tried and failed to get town/association permission to add a room to his cottage. So instead he got permission to build a "garage", which has two rooms and a nice loft in it. No cars, though.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (ZshNr)

354 We had a neighbor at the Cape who tried and failed to get town/association permission to add a room to his cottage. So instead he got permission to build a "garage", which has two rooms and a nice loft in it. No cars, though.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:22 AM (ZshNr)

355 What the fuck were his superior Officers doing?  Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM

Making things all comfy and cozy for teh gheys in their unit? Porking their girlfriends? Hosting tea-and-cookie meetups with the Muzzies?

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (dDzOj)

356 What the fuck were his superior Officers doing?  Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM

Making things all comfy and cozy for teh gheys in their unit? Porking their girlfriends? Hosting tea-and-cookie meetups with the Muzzies?

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (dDzOj)

357 Ah yeah, meth. Had some folks blow their whole damn house up across the road years ago with that stuff. It'll rot your teeth and blow your shit up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (dG+q8)

358 Ah yeah, meth. Had some folks blow their whole damn house up across the road years ago with that stuff. It'll rot your teeth and blow your shit up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (dG+q8)

359 GOP loses House over amnesty. GOP gains Senate in a squeaker. Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Huggy at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (VR6qI)

360 GOP loses House over amnesty. GOP gains Senate in a squeaker. Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Huggy at June 01, 2014 04:23 AM (VR6qI)

361 "It's like a court conviction 'in absentia' " Funny you should say that as that was just exactly what I was imagining it like.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:25 AM (dG+q8)

362 "It's like a court conviction 'in absentia' " Funny you should say that as that was just exactly what I was imagining it like.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:25 AM (dG+q8)

363 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted?

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:26 AM (zOTsN)

364 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted?

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:26 AM (zOTsN)

365 Good morning, pixel people. I saw upthread where Conservative Crank is waiting for the stork to deliver his kid. Here's how I did it: start drinking. Just about the time you're good and impaired, the contractions will start up for real this time, Honey. SNAFUBAR, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:26 AM (0HooB)

366 Good morning, pixel people. I saw upthread where Conservative Crank is waiting for the stork to deliver his kid. Here's how I did it: start drinking. Just about the time you're good and impaired, the contractions will start up for real this time, Honey. SNAFUBAR, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:26 AM (0HooB)

367 Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence.... Posted by: mindful webworker - nsfw at June 01, 2014 09:18 AM (Obu4j) **** "When Lewis & Clark explored the Missouri River headwaters they were assisted by the young Native American woman "Stichomythia" and her husband Charbonelle.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:28 AM (NeFrd)

368 Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence.... Posted by: mindful webworker - nsfw at June 01, 2014 09:18 AM (Obu4j) **** "When Lewis & Clark explored the Missouri River headwaters they were assisted by the young Native American woman "Stichomythia" and her husband Charbonelle.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:28 AM (NeFrd)

369 "I saw upthread where Conservative Crank" Crap. Congrats, CC.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:28 AM (dG+q8)

370 "I saw upthread where Conservative Crank" Crap. Congrats, CC.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:28 AM (dG+q8)

371 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted? Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:26 AM (zOTsN) i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball he claims to have been there with bergdahl & gave a detailed account of what happened before & after bergdahl left

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:29 AM (u8GsB)

372 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted? Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:26 AM (zOTsN) i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball he claims to have been there with bergdahl & gave a detailed account of what happened before & after bergdahl left

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:29 AM (u8GsB)

373 157 I have never heard of needing a building permit to make repairs.

Doing an add-on? Sure. Building something new from the ground up? Sure.

Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (V70Uh)


A building permit is nothing more than a form of a tax and union protection racket in States with major union influence.   The building inspector here openly admitted that to me.  We all of a sudden became "code" and needed a permit and "inspection".  Whose costs were several hundred dollars per ten thousand spent on construction. 



I suspect in MA it is much higher. And we do not "yet" require a permit to replace shingles.  You do have to pay a "fee" to dispose of them at the county landfill, which is a different racket.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:29 AM (T2V/1)

374 157 I have never heard of needing a building permit to make repairs.

Doing an add-on? Sure. Building something new from the ground up? Sure.

Repairing or replacing without altering the square-footage? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 01, 2014 09:15 AM (V70Uh)


A building permit is nothing more than a form of a tax and union protection racket in States with major union influence.   The building inspector here openly admitted that to me.  We all of a sudden became "code" and needed a permit and "inspection".  Whose costs were several hundred dollars per ten thousand spent on construction. 



I suspect in MA it is much higher. And we do not "yet" require a permit to replace shingles.  You do have to pay a "fee" to dispose of them at the county landfill, which is a different racket.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:29 AM (T2V/1)

375 "When Lewis & Clark explored the Missouri River headwaters they were assisted by the young Native American woman "Stichomythia" and her husband Charbonelle." Eh........... Okay, I'll accept it.

Posted by: Sentence Judge at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (dG+q8)

376 "When Lewis & Clark explored the Missouri River headwaters they were assisted by the young Native American woman "Stichomythia" and her husband Charbonelle." Eh........... Okay, I'll accept it.

Posted by: Sentence Judge at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (dG+q8)

377 ways to bring about labor long walks sex drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop. don't do it unless her doctor says to

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (zOTsN)

378 ways to bring about labor long walks sex drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop. don't do it unless her doctor says to

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (zOTsN)

379 C Crank, Congratulations!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (gjOCp)

380 C Crank, Congratulations!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:30 AM (gjOCp)

381 Or was it Charbonneau? Whatever.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:31 AM (NeFrd)

382 Or was it Charbonneau? Whatever.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:31 AM (NeFrd)

383 i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball he claims to have been there with bergdahl & gave a detailed account of what happened before & after bergdahl left Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 09:29 AM (u8GsB) How about a short synopsis?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:31 AM (nzKvP)

384 i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball he claims to have been there with bergdahl & gave a detailed account of what happened before & after bergdahl left Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 09:29 AM (u8GsB) How about a short synopsis?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:31 AM (nzKvP)

385 "drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop" No reason, just made me grin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:32 AM (dG+q8)

386 "drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop" No reason, just made me grin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:32 AM (dG+q8)

387 I knew a guy who contracted Stichomythia from eating improperly cooked pork. They say you never really recover from that.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (Rtbba)

388 I knew a guy who contracted Stichomythia from eating improperly cooked pork. They say you never really recover from that.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (Rtbba)

389 191 Or was it Charbonneau? Whatever. Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 09:31 AM (NeFrd) Ehhh...Close enough for government mandated Common Core education.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (ecN6u)

390 191 Or was it Charbonneau? Whatever. Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 09:31 AM (NeFrd) Ehhh...Close enough for government mandated Common Core education.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (ecN6u)

391 175  Which shows this was more about clearing out Gitmo than getting back this traitor!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:22 AM (nzKvP)



And like everything else this corrupt asshole puts out, it is a lie.  All of the "low level detainees" were released long ago under Bush.  There is nothing left but the hardcore.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (T2V/1)

392 175  Which shows this was more about clearing out Gitmo than getting back this traitor!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:22 AM (nzKvP)



And like everything else this corrupt asshole puts out, it is a lie.  All of the "low level detainees" were released long ago under Bush.  There is nothing left but the hardcore.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 04:33 AM (T2V/1)

393 "contracted Stichomythia from eating improperly cooked pork" I thought you got that from hookers......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:35 AM (dG+q8)

394 "contracted Stichomythia from eating improperly cooked pork" I thought you got that from hookers......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:35 AM (dG+q8)

395 "drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop" Are we treating her for a baby, or a hairball? Cause we sometimes have to do that with the feline family members. For babies, Mrs VIA recommends eating a bowl of cherries.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:35 AM (CGMOF)

396 "drinking mineral oil, her not you, altho this will also make her poop" Are we treating her for a baby, or a hairball? Cause we sometimes have to do that with the feline family members. For babies, Mrs VIA recommends eating a bowl of cherries.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:35 AM (CGMOF)

397 I expect an Executive Order closing Gitmo before the end of Obama's term, maybe a lot sooner, before the 2014 elections?

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (ZshNr)

398 I expect an Executive Order closing Gitmo before the end of Obama's term, maybe a lot sooner, before the 2014 elections?

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (ZshNr)

399 194 My Mom and Dad caught Stichomythia from mosquitoes ... After that, it was nothing but drama around our house

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (gmrH5)

400 194 My Mom and Dad caught Stichomythia from mosquitoes ... After that, it was nothing but drama around our house

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (gmrH5)

401 182 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted? Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:26 AM (zOTsN) Near as I can tell, he got to Afghanistan in Oct./Nov of 2008 and walked off in June of '09.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (v0/PR)

402 182 IIRC Bergdahl had not been in theater all that long before he deserted. Can anybody confirm how long he was deployed before he deserted? Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:26 AM (zOTsN) Near as I can tell, he got to Afghanistan in Oct./Nov of 2008 and walked off in June of '09.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:36 AM (v0/PR)

403 Read that Hastings piece on Bergdahl. Bergdahl had asked if he left base, would he get in trouble if he took his "sensitive" equipment" -- which he did not when he went missing. Was he thinking that if he left and came back, he'd be in less trouble? That awol and taking sensitive equipmemnt is worse than just going awol in that area? Hastings also says Bergdahl had some idea that he could walk to Pakistan. Even if he got there, did he think it would be any less dangerous for him? If he truly wanted to do aid work, why didn't he get a job or volunteer to do that instead of enlisting? It's pretty obvious that obama is using this for ratings. Wait until the terrorists release kill again. According to Hasting there were terroist intercepts that said they caught Bergdahl when "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" Who knew terrorists had a since of humor?

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (27cle)

404 Read that Hastings piece on Bergdahl. Bergdahl had asked if he left base, would he get in trouble if he took his "sensitive" equipment" -- which he did not when he went missing. Was he thinking that if he left and came back, he'd be in less trouble? That awol and taking sensitive equipmemnt is worse than just going awol in that area? Hastings also says Bergdahl had some idea that he could walk to Pakistan. Even if he got there, did he think it would be any less dangerous for him? If he truly wanted to do aid work, why didn't he get a job or volunteer to do that instead of enlisting? It's pretty obvious that obama is using this for ratings. Wait until the terrorists release kill again. According to Hasting there were terroist intercepts that said they caught Bergdahl when "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" Who knew terrorists had a since of humor?

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (27cle)

405 And like everything else this corrupt asshole puts out, it is a lie. All of the "low level detainees" were released long ago under Bush. There is nothing left but the hardcore. President Boy would've emptied Gitmo a long time ago. Not in a way that would've pleased the Leftards, but that sent a very clear message to our enemies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (0HooB)

406 And like everything else this corrupt asshole puts out, it is a lie. All of the "low level detainees" were released long ago under Bush. There is nothing left but the hardcore. President Boy would've emptied Gitmo a long time ago. Not in a way that would've pleased the Leftards, but that sent a very clear message to our enemies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (0HooB)

407 How did such an obvious misfit make sergeant? Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 08:56 AM (o3MSL) If I heard it right, he was promoted while captive. Don't ask me how or why- I'm scratching my head over that one.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (3sZO1)

408 How did such an obvious misfit make sergeant? Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 08:56 AM (o3MSL) If I heard it right, he was promoted while captive. Don't ask me how or why- I'm scratching my head over that one.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:37 AM (3sZO1)

409 I bought my wife a Stichomythia for her birthday.... And then the fight started.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:38 AM (ecN6u)

410 I bought my wife a Stichomythia for her birthday.... And then the fight started.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:38 AM (ecN6u)

411 205 Drama Queen eh?

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at June 01, 2014 04:39 AM (gmrH5)

412 205 Drama Queen eh?

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at June 01, 2014 04:39 AM (gmrH5)

413 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy.

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:39 AM (zOTsN)

414 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy.

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:39 AM (zOTsN)

415 How about a short synopsis? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:31 AM (nzKvP) Pretty hard to do. You can read his tweets here in order: http://tinyurl.com/jwo3yob

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (v0/PR)

416 How about a short synopsis? Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:31 AM (nzKvP) Pretty hard to do. You can read his tweets here in order: http://tinyurl.com/jwo3yob

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (v0/PR)

417 #187, permits were a good idea when applied to stop shoddy work and meet safety. But as with all things capable of being abused for power and taxation have turned into a corrupt racket. Disposal permits for construction debris started as a means to prevent illegal dumping and later the mishandling of toxic construction waste like asbestos, petroleum soaked debris, and lead/heavy metal contaminated materials. Now its essentially a mafia tax. Crooked and connected contractors get around the law while producing hazardous environments for everyone. And the honest contractors and homeowners whom hire them pay through the nose .

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (A1Dcl)

418 #187, permits were a good idea when applied to stop shoddy work and meet safety. But as with all things capable of being abused for power and taxation have turned into a corrupt racket. Disposal permits for construction debris started as a means to prevent illegal dumping and later the mishandling of toxic construction waste like asbestos, petroleum soaked debris, and lead/heavy metal contaminated materials. Now its essentially a mafia tax. Crooked and connected contractors get around the law while producing hazardous environments for everyone. And the honest contractors and homeowners whom hire them pay through the nose .

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (A1Dcl)

419 " "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" One minute an AWOL asshole taking a dump, the next a terrorist captive. What'll they think of next?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (dG+q8)

420 " "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" One minute an AWOL asshole taking a dump, the next a terrorist captive. What'll they think of next?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (dG+q8)

421 "Wait until the terrorists release kill again. " All of them could be potential Willie Hortons. Of course, the Press would spin it as the horrors of confinement in Gitmo drove them to to returning to their terrorist ways. So actually, we made them do it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (CGMOF)

422 "Wait until the terrorists release kill again. " All of them could be potential Willie Hortons. Of course, the Press would spin it as the horrors of confinement in Gitmo drove them to to returning to their terrorist ways. So actually, we made them do it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 01, 2014 04:40 AM (CGMOF)

423 Morning! I doubt Bregdahl will be court marshalled after that Obama speech w/his parents. How much of the hero treatment will he get as Obama keeps spiking this football. Because he needs to prove he's that guy who rescues Americans (ignore that phony scandal over there...) - - - - - - Hillary has been buddies with Huma for almost 20 years, with her saying Huma advised her on MiddleEast matters (in line with Obama). So I imagine she would be more Obama than Bill if she is elected president.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (yCMP5)

424 Morning! I doubt Bregdahl will be court marshalled after that Obama speech w/his parents. How much of the hero treatment will he get as Obama keeps spiking this football. Because he needs to prove he's that guy who rescues Americans (ignore that phony scandal over there...) - - - - - - Hillary has been buddies with Huma for almost 20 years, with her saying Huma advised her on MiddleEast matters (in line with Obama). So I imagine she would be more Obama than Bill if she is elected president.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (yCMP5)

425 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy. Is there a limit? We still have long term MIAs from Vietnam, yes?

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (Rtbba)

426 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy. Is there a limit? We still have long term MIAs from Vietnam, yes?

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (Rtbba)

427 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy. Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:39 AM (zOTsN) And one of those rare policies that normally makes sense for real POWs!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (o3MSL)

428 they promote POW/MIA on time while missing. Its DoD policy. Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:39 AM (zOTsN) And one of those rare policies that normally makes sense for real POWs!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (o3MSL)

429 i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball "@CodyFNfootball's Tweets are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @CodyFNfootball's Tweets and complete profile. Click the "Follow" button to send a follow request." I don't twit, so I'm shit out of luck.

Posted by: RickZ at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (8DkPq)

430 i highly recommend reading the twitter feed of @CodyFNfootball "@CodyFNfootball's Tweets are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @CodyFNfootball's Tweets and complete profile. Click the "Follow" button to send a follow request." I don't twit, so I'm shit out of luck.

Posted by: RickZ at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (8DkPq)

431 210 " "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" One minute an AWOL asshole taking a dump, the next a terrorist captive. What'll they think of next? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:40 AM (dG+q So life imitates a Richard Pryor movie.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (ecN6u)

432 210 " "he was taking a shit - that he didnt' even have time to wipe LOL" One minute an AWOL asshole taking a dump, the next a terrorist captive. What'll they think of next? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:40 AM (dG+q So life imitates a Richard Pryor movie.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 01, 2014 04:42 AM (ecN6u)

433 I saw a tweet this morning from Jake Tapper to CodyFN asking for an e-mail addy because he wanted to reach out to him. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing....

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:43 AM (v0/PR)

434 I saw a tweet this morning from Jake Tapper to CodyFN asking for an e-mail addy because he wanted to reach out to him. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing....

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:43 AM (v0/PR)

435

Gitmo will end up as a tourist destination for sure as it's sure to be closed soon - your President doesn't seem to care who he lets out of there...

 

Another thing, some totally committed well fed jihadists will be coming to us somewhere to do something evil

 

Will your hero President ever get blamed for releasing these scumbags when they blow up something and kill civilians?

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:44 AM (lWCq0)

436

Gitmo will end up as a tourist destination for sure as it's sure to be closed soon - your President doesn't seem to care who he lets out of there...

 

Another thing, some totally committed well fed jihadists will be coming to us somewhere to do something evil

 

Will your hero President ever get blamed for releasing these scumbags when they blow up something and kill civilians?

 

 

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 04:44 AM (lWCq0)

437 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:21 AM (gjOCp) If there was a penalty fine for not having a permit, seems like you should not be obligated to pay for that as it is contractor incompetence!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:44 AM (o3MSL)

438 Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:21 AM (gjOCp) If there was a penalty fine for not having a permit, seems like you should not be obligated to pay for that as it is contractor incompetence!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:44 AM (o3MSL)

439 Eh, don't worry all those Gitmo detainees have been granted asylum and will be teaching at a liberal arts college near you starting next semester. You know to help promote understanding and tolerance as part of a progressive environment to work toward world peace or something.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (A1Dcl)

440 Eh, don't worry all those Gitmo detainees have been granted asylum and will be teaching at a liberal arts college near you starting next semester. You know to help promote understanding and tolerance as part of a progressive environment to work toward world peace or something.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (A1Dcl)

441 BBL: Feeding hungry roses!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (o3MSL)

442 BBL: Feeding hungry roses!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (o3MSL)

443 My ex-girlfriend says I got stichomythia from riding on the tractor.

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (k8m83)

444 My ex-girlfriend says I got stichomythia from riding on the tractor.

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (k8m83)

445 During a recent offshore fishing trip, I caught a Stichomythia. Their nickname of "one ugly-assed prehistoric-looking thing with big teeth" is well deserved. It had swallowed a navigation light from a French trawler which was still lit!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (0HooB)

446 During a recent offshore fishing trip, I caught a Stichomythia. Their nickname of "one ugly-assed prehistoric-looking thing with big teeth" is well deserved. It had swallowed a navigation light from a French trawler which was still lit!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:45 AM (0HooB)

447 If I heard it right, he was promoted while captive. Don't ask me how or why- I'm scratching my head over that one. Bleah. I'm a damn slug. I now see others answered that question, and more thoroughly than I ever could.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:46 AM (3sZO1)

448 If I heard it right, he was promoted while captive. Don't ask me how or why- I'm scratching my head over that one. Bleah. I'm a damn slug. I now see others answered that question, and more thoroughly than I ever could.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:46 AM (3sZO1)

449 re: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 09:28 AM (NeFrd) (Guess the instructions "use in a sentence" were a bit loose.) I think I still have a couple of those Stichomythia dollar coins...

Posted by: mindful webworker - animal farm er at June 01, 2014 04:46 AM (Obu4j)

450 re: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 09:28 AM (NeFrd) (Guess the instructions "use in a sentence" were a bit loose.) I think I still have a couple of those Stichomythia dollar coins...

Posted by: mindful webworker - animal farm er at June 01, 2014 04:46 AM (Obu4j)

451 "So life imitates a Richard Pryor movie." Hehehehe. Had forgotten about that. Cracking my shit up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:47 AM (dG+q8)

452 "So life imitates a Richard Pryor movie." Hehehehe. Had forgotten about that. Cracking my shit up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:47 AM (dG+q8)

453 Hecka of a job Barky...hecka of a job.... Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Celebrates Release of Gitmo Detainees I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation, all the mujahideen and to the families and relatives of the prisoners for this big victory regarding the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo prison, he said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (v0/PR)

454 Hecka of a job Barky...hecka of a job.... Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Celebrates Release of Gitmo Detainees I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation, all the mujahideen and to the families and relatives of the prisoners for this big victory regarding the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo prison, he said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (v0/PR)

455 "My ex-girlfriend says I got stichomythia from riding on the tractor." That's you "tractor story?"

Posted by: J Seinfeld at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (dG+q8)

456 "My ex-girlfriend says I got stichomythia from riding on the tractor." That's you "tractor story?"

Posted by: J Seinfeld at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (dG+q8)

457 I, personally, do not believe we have any more living MIAs in Vietnam. Those men are dead. The only person who claims there are, is Bobby Garwood, a Vietnam era piece of shit who went AWOL to go to a whorehouse, was captured, and turned collaborator, accepted a commission in to the NVA, and helped interrogate other POWs. When released, he refused to go and stayed in Vietnam until 1979, voluntarily he was court martialed on his return. after his return, he repeatedly played on the emotions of the families by making up claims of surviving POWs. He is the lowest of the low. He is the guy who rifles through your pockets and steals from you as you die. I cannot think of anything bad enough to say about him

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (zOTsN)

458 I, personally, do not believe we have any more living MIAs in Vietnam. Those men are dead. The only person who claims there are, is Bobby Garwood, a Vietnam era piece of shit who went AWOL to go to a whorehouse, was captured, and turned collaborator, accepted a commission in to the NVA, and helped interrogate other POWs. When released, he refused to go and stayed in Vietnam until 1979, voluntarily he was court martialed on his return. after his return, he repeatedly played on the emotions of the families by making up claims of surviving POWs. He is the lowest of the low. He is the guy who rifles through your pockets and steals from you as you die. I cannot think of anything bad enough to say about him

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:48 AM (zOTsN)

459 And one of those rare policies that normally makes sense for real POWs! Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 09:42 AM (o3MSL) Someone upthread mentioned he may be eligible for the POW Medal. If the allegations prove true, I rather think not.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:49 AM (3sZO1)

460 And one of those rare policies that normally makes sense for real POWs! Posted by: Hrothgar at June 01, 2014 09:42 AM (o3MSL) Someone upthread mentioned he may be eligible for the POW Medal. If the allegations prove true, I rather think not.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:49 AM (3sZO1)

461 He is the lowest of the low. He is the guy who rifles through your pockets and steals from you as you die. I cannot think of anything bad enough to say about him Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:48 AM (zOTsN) Surprised he does not have an official position in the Fredo Admin

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:50 AM (nzKvP)

462 He is the lowest of the low. He is the guy who rifles through your pockets and steals from you as you die. I cannot think of anything bad enough to say about him Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:48 AM (zOTsN) Surprised he does not have an official position in the Fredo Admin

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 04:50 AM (nzKvP)

463 Obama's next move will be to send Theon to Pyke to win an alliance with Balon Greyjoy. What could go wrong? For Christ's sake, this guy is dumber than the Starks!

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (k8m83)

464 Obama's next move will be to send Theon to Pyke to win an alliance with Balon Greyjoy. What could go wrong? For Christ's sake, this guy is dumber than the Starks!

Posted by: gewa76 at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (k8m83)

465 I thought you got that from hookers......? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:35 AM (dG+q *** Guess you just have to be careful where you sticha-yer-thia. IYKWIM

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (NeFrd)

466 I thought you got that from hookers......? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:35 AM (dG+q *** Guess you just have to be careful where you sticha-yer-thia. IYKWIM

Posted by: S. Muldoon at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (NeFrd)

467 thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:48 AM (zOTsN) I've seen some (apparently ex pat Americans) Vietnamese web sites, mostly restaurants who speak well of life in Vietnam. I've often wondered about who they were.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (Rtbba)

468 thunderb at June 01, 2014 09:48 AM (zOTsN) I've seen some (apparently ex pat Americans) Vietnamese web sites, mostly restaurants who speak well of life in Vietnam. I've often wondered about who they were.

Posted by: Arnold Sith the Lessor at June 01, 2014 04:52 AM (Rtbba)

469 rickz are you in "the yahoo group"? i just posted the feed in there

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:53 AM (u8GsB)

470 rickz are you in "the yahoo group"? i just posted the feed in there

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 04:53 AM (u8GsB)

471 OK, just enough time for the old in-out this morning. I gotta go get ready for my gig this afternoon. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:53 AM (0HooB)

472 OK, just enough time for the old in-out this morning. I gotta go get ready for my gig this afternoon. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 01, 2014 04:53 AM (0HooB)

473 We can't close Gitmo. We have to have some place to safely imprison Obama, the Clinton's, Holder, et too many cetera, while awaiting their trial and execution. #twolifetimes

Posted by: mindful webworker - no joke at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (Obu4j)

474 We can't close Gitmo. We have to have some place to safely imprison Obama, the Clinton's, Holder, et too many cetera, while awaiting their trial and execution. #twolifetimes

Posted by: mindful webworker - no joke at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (Obu4j)

475 just because you are an American of certain age who has decided to visit or live in Vietnam does not mean you were ever a POW

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (zOTsN)

476 just because you are an American of certain age who has decided to visit or live in Vietnam does not mean you were ever a POW

Posted by: thunderb at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (zOTsN)

477 Yeah, I realize they want single payer. So, it really surprised me when I saw this ruling.. here it is: http://tinyurl.com/p5cgver Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:57 AM (b/lt+) That ruling will be reversed as soon as the election is over

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (R8hU8)

478 Yeah, I realize they want single payer. So, it really surprised me when I saw this ruling.. here it is: http://tinyurl.com/p5cgver Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 01, 2014 07:57 AM (b/lt+) That ruling will be reversed as soon as the election is over

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (R8hU8)

479 "Guess you just have to be careful where you sticha-yer-thia. IYKWIM" No problem. New condom. Tippy kind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (dG+q8)

480 "Guess you just have to be careful where you sticha-yer-thia. IYKWIM" No problem. New condom. Tippy kind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (dG+q8)

481 Surprised he does not have an official position in the Fredo Admin Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:50 AM (nzKvP) Probably because he didn't have a set of someone elses fruit salad to toss over the WH fence.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (3sZO1)

482 Surprised he does not have an official position in the Fredo Admin Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2014 09:50 AM (nzKvP) Probably because he didn't have a set of someone elses fruit salad to toss over the WH fence.

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:54 AM (3sZO1)

483 Vic, They took shingles off & put them back on. They brought dump truck with them. Massachusetts is known as Taxachusetts! Fees are taxes, only using different word. Romney claimed he didn't increase taxes, but he increased fees.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:56 AM (gjOCp)

484 Vic, They took shingles off & put them back on. They brought dump truck with them. Massachusetts is known as Taxachusetts! Fees are taxes, only using different word. Romney claimed he didn't increase taxes, but he increased fees.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 04:56 AM (gjOCp)

485 Just shot a rat. Poor nis g twitched a few times, halved it with a flat shovel. Time to bury. Little guy.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:56 AM (ZshNr)

486 Just shot a rat. Poor nis g twitched a few times, halved it with a flat shovel. Time to bury. Little guy.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 04:56 AM (ZshNr)

487 Here's a link to the Hastings article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607 I would take it with a grain of salt just because the people in it can't defend themselves. It does appear that there was a disciplinary problem in his unit. That certainly doesn't excuse Bergdahl's behavior even if true. Seems like he plan this well in advance if he shipped his belongings home to his parents.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (27cle)

488 Here's a link to the Hastings article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607 I would take it with a grain of salt just because the people in it can't defend themselves. It does appear that there was a disciplinary problem in his unit. That certainly doesn't excuse Bergdahl's behavior even if true. Seems like he plan this well in advance if he shipped his belongings home to his parents.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (27cle)

489 >>Will your hero President ever get blamed for releasing these scumbags when they blow up something and kill civilians? aussie, I fear it will take another 9-11 attack, or something worse (i.e. if they do some shit overseas it will last one news cycle), for a lot of people to wake up. But I bet even then, there will be many progressives (like Pelosi) who will insist it was actually the fault of the Republicans, the Kochs, and the Tea Party. Things have really gone sideways here, and there are a lot of people living in an alternate reality, where they are more angry about "white privilege" and some dude who objectifies them w/his gaze than, you know, honest to G-d terrorists committed to murdering us and people who stone women for the slightest offense.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (yCMP5)

490 >>Will your hero President ever get blamed for releasing these scumbags when they blow up something and kill civilians? aussie, I fear it will take another 9-11 attack, or something worse (i.e. if they do some shit overseas it will last one news cycle), for a lot of people to wake up. But I bet even then, there will be many progressives (like Pelosi) who will insist it was actually the fault of the Republicans, the Kochs, and the Tea Party. Things have really gone sideways here, and there are a lot of people living in an alternate reality, where they are more angry about "white privilege" and some dude who objectifies them w/his gaze than, you know, honest to G-d terrorists committed to murdering us and people who stone women for the slightest offense.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (yCMP5)

491 This prisoner trade is ridiculous. Fuck.

Posted by: CDR M at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (LsJl8)

492 This prisoner trade is ridiculous. Fuck.

Posted by: CDR M at June 01, 2014 04:57 AM (LsJl8)

493 "Just shot a rat." Presume an air gun of some sort?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:58 AM (dG+q8)

494 "Just shot a rat." Presume an air gun of some sort?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:58 AM (dG+q8)

495 No problem. New condom. Tippy kind. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:54 AM (dG+q Now, why in hell can I imagine that new style condom with a beanie propeller on the tip?

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:58 AM (3sZO1)

496 No problem. New condom. Tippy kind. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:54 AM (dG+q Now, why in hell can I imagine that new style condom with a beanie propeller on the tip?

Posted by: Bill H at June 01, 2014 04:58 AM (3sZO1)

497 " This prisoner trade is ridiculous. Fuck." Good enough to say twice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:59 AM (dG+q8)

498 " This prisoner trade is ridiculous. Fuck." Good enough to say twice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 04:59 AM (dG+q8)

499 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:40 AM whether taking a dump, or getting a fuck with a native -- if a set up for hostage

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:00 AM (gmrH5)

500 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 09:40 AM whether taking a dump, or getting a fuck with a native -- if a set up for hostage

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:00 AM (gmrH5)

501 Bergdahl is gonna miss Taliban healthcare once he signs up for VA healthcare.

Posted by: CDR M at June 01, 2014 05:00 AM (LsJl8)

502 Bergdahl is gonna miss Taliban healthcare once he signs up for VA healthcare.

Posted by: CDR M at June 01, 2014 05:00 AM (LsJl8)

503 ..Just shot a rat...Halved it in two with a flat shovel. You just created two Democrat voters. Nice job.

Posted by: Richard Daley at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (GIfup)

504 ..Just shot a rat...Halved it in two with a flat shovel. You just created two Democrat voters. Nice job.

Posted by: Richard Daley at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (GIfup)

505 FOX Sunday Morning News "more on the Obama Doctrine after this break" Obama Doctrine: "FUCK" no matter which way you see it

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (gmrH5)

506 FOX Sunday Morning News "more on the Obama Doctrine after this break" Obama Doctrine: "FUCK" no matter which way you see it

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (gmrH5)

507 Yup, air pistol bought a few months ago on the recommendation of the gun thread. It works.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (ZshNr)

508 Yup, air pistol bought a few months ago on the recommendation of the gun thread. It works.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (ZshNr)

509 "whether taking a dump, or getting a fuck with a native" Well, if I gotta, I'll take the latter.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (dG+q8)

510 "whether taking a dump, or getting a fuck with a native" Well, if I gotta, I'll take the latter.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (dG+q8)

511 215 "@CodyFNfootball's Tweets are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @CodyFNfootball's Tweets and complete profile. Click the "Follow" button to send a follow request." I don't twit, so I'm shit out of luck. Posted by: RickZ at June 01, 2014 09:42 AM (8DkPq) Here is the link to his twitter feed. I read some of them last night, and I didn't get that message. I just checked again and I didn't have any problem. https://tinyurl.com/ocjr52p They're in reverse chronological order, so scroll down to "Fuck what you heard. I was there" (16h) and read up.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (sdi6R)

512 215 "@CodyFNfootball's Tweets are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @CodyFNfootball's Tweets and complete profile. Click the "Follow" button to send a follow request." I don't twit, so I'm shit out of luck. Posted by: RickZ at June 01, 2014 09:42 AM (8DkPq) Here is the link to his twitter feed. I read some of them last night, and I didn't get that message. I just checked again and I didn't have any problem. https://tinyurl.com/ocjr52p They're in reverse chronological order, so scroll down to "Fuck what you heard. I was there" (16h) and read up.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 05:01 AM (sdi6R)

513 Upon his return to American soil, Bergdahl will have patriotic thoughts going through his head, like book deal, movie rights to book deal, being a talk show whore, public office.

Posted by: Bill at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (uvyrw)

514 Upon his return to American soil, Bergdahl will have patriotic thoughts going through his head, like book deal, movie rights to book deal, being a talk show whore, public office.

Posted by: Bill at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (uvyrw)

515 PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. ************** Well look at this...... Yet ANOTHER O'Vomit scandal that has a body count. The people that dumbass released will create even more bodies. This is truly unbelievable.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (jucos)

516 PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. ************** Well look at this...... Yet ANOTHER O'Vomit scandal that has a body count. The people that dumbass released will create even more bodies. This is truly unbelievable.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (jucos)

517 I wonder if UrbanDictionary would accept an entry for "stichomythia" with all the definitions given here? _ My #237: the cell possessivized the plural Clintons. [music] I typed the Clintons / but I did not type apostrophe...

Posted by: mindful webworker - [/music] <-- barrel avoidance at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (Obu4j)

518 I wonder if UrbanDictionary would accept an entry for "stichomythia" with all the definitions given here? _ My #237: the cell possessivized the plural Clintons. [music] I typed the Clintons / but I did not type apostrophe...

Posted by: mindful webworker - [/music] <-- barrel avoidance at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (Obu4j)

519 242  Fees are taxes, only using different word. Romney claimed he didn't increase taxes, but he increased fees.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:56 AM (gjOCp)


The difference between "fees" and "taxes" is fees are not tax deductible on your 1040. (unless you take a chance)

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (T2V/1)

520 242  Fees are taxes, only using different word. Romney claimed he didn't increase taxes, but he increased fees.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 09:56 AM (gjOCp)


The difference between "fees" and "taxes" is fees are not tax deductible on your 1040. (unless you take a chance)

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 05:03 AM (T2V/1)

521 >>"more on the Obama Doctrine after this break" I've read somewhere that it's not unlike Attila the Hun's doctrine. *strokes chin thoughtfully*

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:05 AM (yCMP5)

522 >>"more on the Obama Doctrine after this break" I've read somewhere that it's not unlike Attila the Hun's doctrine. *strokes chin thoughtfully*

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:05 AM (yCMP5)

523 Lizzy, you killed the thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:10 AM (dG+q8)

524 Lizzy, you killed the thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:10 AM (dG+q8)

525 Just realized that my cat Duke was sitting on the windowsill against the screen, watching me shoot and then shovel the rat. I wonder what he is thinking about me now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:10 AM (ZshNr)

526 Just realized that my cat Duke was sitting on the windowsill against the screen, watching me shoot and then shovel the rat. I wonder what he is thinking about me now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:10 AM (ZshNr)

527 Oopsie!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:11 AM (yCMP5)

528 Oopsie!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:11 AM (yCMP5)

529 I believe this is from the talked about twitter feed: Okay, I kept getting error b/c too many quote marks, so here is the link: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=49386 Read the first comment.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:11 AM (27cle)

530 I believe this is from the talked about twitter feed: Okay, I kept getting error b/c too many quote marks, so here is the link: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=49386 Read the first comment.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:11 AM (27cle)

531 "Oopsie!" Hehehe....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:12 AM (dG+q8)

532 "Oopsie!" Hehehe....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:12 AM (dG+q8)

533 I wonder what he is thinking about me now. Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 10:10 AM

He's probably thinking "dammit, I guess this means I get some more of that miserable Cat Chow tonight."

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (dDzOj)

534 I wonder what he is thinking about me now. Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 10:10 AM

He's probably thinking "dammit, I guess this means I get some more of that miserable Cat Chow tonight."

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (dDzOj)

535 169 btw, from the ONT, 'cause I thought it bore repeating, one of the tied winners of the Natl Spelling Bee: "It feels pretty good because not only do I get the victory, but I get to share it with someone else, so it means a lot to me." Best at spelling and sportsmanship! Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence.... ---- Thank you for both of your uplifting posts. We all need to be reminded that good things are happening.

Posted by: Chillin the most at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (iWhfu)

536 169 btw, from the ONT, 'cause I thought it bore repeating, one of the tied winners of the Natl Spelling Bee: "It feels pretty good because not only do I get the victory, but I get to share it with someone else, so it means a lot to me." Best at spelling and sportsmanship! Now, use 'stichomythia' in a sentence.... ---- Thank you for both of your uplifting posts. We all need to be reminded that good things are happening.

Posted by: Chillin the most at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (iWhfu)

537 Rickl, I read some last night & am reading Cody tweets now.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (gjOCp)

538 Rickl, I read some last night & am reading Cody tweets now.

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (gjOCp)

539 " I wonder what he is thinking about me now." One word: Ass. Hole.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (dG+q8)

540 " I wonder what he is thinking about me now." One word: Ass. Hole.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:13 AM (dG+q8)

541 Now, why in hell can I imagine that new style condom with a beanie propeller on the tip? Posted by: Bill H That's an image that won't go away. And for anyone who remembers The Groove Tube: (We rewatched it last night, been decades for Mrs & me, first time for daughter.) The propeller beanie condom would perfectly accessorize the anti-STD skit... yeah, that one.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ewww at June 01, 2014 05:15 AM (Obu4j)

542 Now, why in hell can I imagine that new style condom with a beanie propeller on the tip? Posted by: Bill H That's an image that won't go away. And for anyone who remembers The Groove Tube: (We rewatched it last night, been decades for Mrs & me, first time for daughter.) The propeller beanie condom would perfectly accessorize the anti-STD skit... yeah, that one.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ewww at June 01, 2014 05:15 AM (Obu4j)

543 With Bergdahl Obama is playing a "compassionate conservative" ... or something The five Taliban responsible for uniting with al-Qaeda, captured through the spilling of much blood, guts and lives, kept in Gitmo, released in time to unleash the gates of hell on Afghan voters given the upcoming Presidential Election. According to Official Propaganda since 9/11/01... GWB administration #1 US Enemy: Evil al-Qaeda /Taliban Obama administration #1 US Military Allies: al-Qaeda (Taliban, Musbros...) Someone picks up the slack when American Military personnel leave. Nature abhors a void. Meanwhile, Hillary's vast right wing conspiracy is #1 US Enemy according to Obama, constitutional "conservative" US citizens and US veterans targeted as terrorists and domestic enemies. And Bush's advice to those conservatives? "Vigilantes" should stay home and start a blog. So here we are. Later

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:16 AM (gmrH5)

544 With Bergdahl Obama is playing a "compassionate conservative" ... or something The five Taliban responsible for uniting with al-Qaeda, captured through the spilling of much blood, guts and lives, kept in Gitmo, released in time to unleash the gates of hell on Afghan voters given the upcoming Presidential Election. According to Official Propaganda since 9/11/01... GWB administration #1 US Enemy: Evil al-Qaeda /Taliban Obama administration #1 US Military Allies: al-Qaeda (Taliban, Musbros...) Someone picks up the slack when American Military personnel leave. Nature abhors a void. Meanwhile, Hillary's vast right wing conspiracy is #1 US Enemy according to Obama, constitutional "conservative" US citizens and US veterans targeted as terrorists and domestic enemies. And Bush's advice to those conservatives? "Vigilantes" should stay home and start a blog. So here we are. Later

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:16 AM (gmrH5)

545 No bear in a hammock picture?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (/rVxx)

546 No bear in a hammock picture?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (/rVxx)

547 Truck Monkey beat me to it, but here it is again: .... we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Douchebag needs to be court martialed.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (27cle)

548 Truck Monkey beat me to it, but here it is again: .... we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Douchebag needs to be court martialed.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (27cle)

549 Ted Cruz in "This Week" - how many soldiers lost their lives capturing those 5 Taliban leaders? Good point, in addition to the ones who died looking for Bergdahl. This whole deal smells.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (yCMP5)

550 Ted Cruz in "This Week" - how many soldiers lost their lives capturing those 5 Taliban leaders? Good point, in addition to the ones who died looking for Bergdahl. This whole deal smells.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (yCMP5)

551 273 ... old Falstaff beer ads

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (gmrH5)

552 273 ... old Falstaff beer ads

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (gmrH5)

553 Book thread is imminent.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (sdi6R)

554 Book thread is imminent.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (sdi6R)

555 I'm what him Ted Cruz with George S. Cruz is right, we do not negotiate with terrorists!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (gjOCp)

556 I'm what him Ted Cruz with George S. Cruz is right, we do not negotiate with terrorists!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:18 AM (gjOCp)

557 Someone posted this link here already: http://goo.gl/dJMUOF It has Cody's tweets and i chronological order.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (27cle)

558 Someone posted this link here already: http://goo.gl/dJMUOF It has Cody's tweets and i chronological order.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (27cle)

559 I was trying to type I'm watching Ted Cruz!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (gjOCp)

560 I was trying to type I'm watching Ted Cruz!

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (gjOCp)

561 ......Wonder what he's thinking about me now? "Now that I know where the gun and shovel are, I can off this cheap SOB and bury the evidence. Meow Mix anytime I want it."

Posted by: Garfield at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (GIfup)

562 ......Wonder what he's thinking about me now? "Now that I know where the gun and shovel are, I can off this cheap SOB and bury the evidence. Meow Mix anytime I want it."

Posted by: Garfield at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (GIfup)

563 ......Wonder what he's thinking about me now? "Now that I know where the gun and shovel are, I can off this cheap SOB and bury the evidence. Meow Mix anytime I want it."

Posted by: Garfield at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (GIfup)

564 ......Wonder what he's thinking about me now? "Now that I know where the gun and shovel are, I can off this cheap SOB and bury the evidence. Meow Mix anytime I want it."

Posted by: Garfield at June 01, 2014 05:20 AM (GIfup)

565 http://tinyurl.com/qynguc6 ???

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:21 AM (dG+q8)

566 http://tinyurl.com/qynguc6 ???

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2014 05:21 AM (dG+q8)

567 That might be close. He's back in the window with his brother right next to him, staring intently at the spot where I offed el raton.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:22 AM (ZshNr)

568 That might be close. He's back in the window with his brother right next to him, staring intently at the spot where I offed el raton.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2014 05:22 AM (ZshNr)

569 new one

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 05:23 AM (T2V/1)

570 new one

Posted by: Vic[/i] at June 01, 2014 05:23 AM (T2V/1)

571 According to Cody, Bergdahl said he wanted to be a mercenary. And in the Hastings article he reports that Bergdahl and his father use to talk about going to Africa with guns and defending villages against african war lords (I forgot the name of the ones the leftards think we should always go to war against), so pacifist, he was not.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:24 AM (27cle)

572 According to Cody, Bergdahl said he wanted to be a mercenary. And in the Hastings article he reports that Bergdahl and his father use to talk about going to Africa with guns and defending villages against african war lords (I forgot the name of the ones the leftards think we should always go to war against), so pacifist, he was not.

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:24 AM (27cle)

573 Father of captured US soldier makes appeal Release date June 6, 2013 http://tinyurl.com/kambkal

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:24 AM (v0/PR)

574 Father of captured US soldier makes appeal Release date June 6, 2013 http://tinyurl.com/kambkal

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:24 AM (v0/PR)

575 136. "I never understood why teachers must have tenure. No other job has tenure. What makes them so special?" [EC]

My understanding that in "bad old days" teachers were routinely fired for being the wrong political party, or holding unpopular beliefs, etc. Today, in the face of leftist unions, leftist administrators, and leftist departments of education, who is going to protect teachers with unpopular, conservative opinions?  The only thing protecting teachers who are Christian or conservative teachers, or teachers with some integrity, even left-leaning teachers, is tenure.

The tenure laws can be re-written to make it easier to get rid of incompetent teachers.

Additionally, given that salaries increase with length of service, finding ways to fire older, expensive teachers benefits a district's bottom line. Throw in some expensive medical claims and you have a prime target for firing, no matter how competent.

Posted by: Room 207 at June 01, 2014 05:28 AM (Q4b1J)

576 136. "I never understood why teachers must have tenure. No other job has tenure. What makes them so special?" [EC]

My understanding that in "bad old days" teachers were routinely fired for being the wrong political party, or holding unpopular beliefs, etc. Today, in the face of leftist unions, leftist administrators, and leftist departments of education, who is going to protect teachers with unpopular, conservative opinions?  The only thing protecting teachers who are Christian or conservative teachers, or teachers with some integrity, even left-leaning teachers, is tenure.

The tenure laws can be re-written to make it easier to get rid of incompetent teachers.

Additionally, given that salaries increase with length of service, finding ways to fire older, expensive teachers benefits a district's bottom line. Throw in some expensive medical claims and you have a prime target for firing, no matter how competent.

Posted by: Room 207 at June 01, 2014 05:28 AM (Q4b1J)

577 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:29 AM (27cle)

578 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC

Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 05:29 AM (27cle)

579 289 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 10:29 AM (27cle) yep

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 05:30 AM (u8GsB)

580 289 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 10:29 AM (27cle) yep

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 05:30 AM (u8GsB)

581

245 Lizzy

Hi there

 

What a weird world we are living in - how on earth can your President, without approval, let those rotters out??/

 

 

He has given someone somewhere, a death sentence by inflicting those people on the world again...

 

And no one other than a few voices on this blog and other conservative sites seem to care

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 05:31 AM (lWCq0)

582

245 Lizzy

Hi there

 

What a weird world we are living in - how on earth can your President, without approval, let those rotters out??/

 

 

He has given someone somewhere, a death sentence by inflicting those people on the world again...

 

And no one other than a few voices on this blog and other conservative sites seem to care

Posted by: aussie at June 01, 2014 05:31 AM (lWCq0)

583 289 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 10:29 AM (27cle) You think that's bad, watch the dad's video I posted in #287.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:32 AM (v0/PR)

584 289 Okay, Dad is a real fucking nut: http://goo.gl/OY5DgC Posted by: Pug O'Mine at June 01, 2014 10:29 AM (27cle) You think that's bad, watch the dad's video I posted in #287.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:32 AM (v0/PR)

585 Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 10:32 AM (v0/PR) jaw dropping....i was trying to cut him some slack...i mean as a parent of course you want your child back but holy hell.....i don't think he was making those statements with his fingers crossed behind his back....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 05:39 AM (u8GsB)

586 Posted by: Tami at June 01, 2014 10:32 AM (v0/PR) jaw dropping....i was trying to cut him some slack...i mean as a parent of course you want your child back but holy hell.....i don't think he was making those statements with his fingers crossed behind his back....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 05:39 AM (u8GsB)

587 jaw dropping....i was trying to cut him some slack...i mean as a parent of course you want your child back but holy hell.....i don't think he was making those statements with his fingers crossed behind his back.... Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 10:39 AM (u8GsB) Yeah, I agree.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:42 AM (v0/PR)

588 jaw dropping....i was trying to cut him some slack...i mean as a parent of course you want your child back but holy hell.....i don't think he was making those statements with his fingers crossed behind his back.... Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2014 10:39 AM (u8GsB) Yeah, I agree.

Posted by: Tami [/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 01, 2014 05:42 AM (v0/PR)

589 Hearty thread for a Sunday morning. I'd say at least 7/10. new graphic in link - not safe for workplaces where depictions of animal trans-species mating are unwelcome.... have a day. have two, they're small.

Posted by: mindful webworker - last... of mine, anyway at June 01, 2014 05:43 AM (Obu4j)

590 Hearty thread for a Sunday morning. I'd say at least 7/10. new graphic in link - not safe for workplaces where depictions of animal trans-species mating are unwelcome.... have a day. have two, they're small.

Posted by: mindful webworker - last... of mine, anyway at June 01, 2014 05:43 AM (Obu4j)

591
256 215

This appears to be that twitter feed, in an easier format.  And if not, the information is the same   .http://tinyurl.com/q83eobs

Also over  there was a tweet deleted by Bergdahl Sr. advocating release of Gitmo prisoners and saying that God will repay for the deaths of every Afghan child.

Words fail .  Anger wells. 









Posted by: gracepmc at June 01, 2014 05:48 AM (rznx3)

592
256 215

This appears to be that twitter feed, in an easier format.  And if not, the information is the same   .http://tinyurl.com/q83eobs

Also over  there was a tweet deleted by Bergdahl Sr. advocating release of Gitmo prisoners and saying that God will repay for the deaths of every Afghan child.

Words fail .  Anger wells. 









Posted by: gracepmc at June 01, 2014 05:48 AM (rznx3)

593 296
256 215

Head down, copying and pasting , everyone else more than adequately covered this situation.  What a mess.

Posted by: gracepmc at June 01, 2014 05:51 AM (rznx3)

594 296
256 215

Head down, copying and pasting , everyone else more than adequately covered this situation.  What a mess.

Posted by: gracepmc at June 01, 2014 05:51 AM (rznx3)

595 http://twitter.com/TrotAlex/status/472940207566635009/photo/1

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 06:26 AM (gjOCp)

596 http://twitter.com/TrotAlex/status/472940207566635009/photo/1

Posted by: Carol at June 01, 2014 06:26 AM (gjOCp)

597 The Sgt. Bergdahl situation with his possible desertion seems to be a curious parallel to "Wag The Dog" to some degree...In that movie, "Old Shoe" gets repatriated to the ginned-up relief of a clueless nation but they figure out later that he was a drug-adled, psychotic killer/rapist and have to get rid of him before he meets the press.

Posted by: Tony253 at June 01, 2014 06:38 AM (3yMFT)

598 The Sgt. Bergdahl situation with his possible desertion seems to be a curious parallel to "Wag The Dog" to some degree...In that movie, "Old Shoe" gets repatriated to the ginned-up relief of a clueless nation but they figure out later that he was a drug-adled, psychotic killer/rapist and have to get rid of him before he meets the press.

Posted by: Tony253 at June 01, 2014 06:38 AM (3yMFT)

599

He was being held in Pakistan.

This was disguised. For the purposes of the exchange, he was moved back into Afghanistan.

Posted by: Sammy Finkelman at June 01, 2014 08:35 AM (V1bap)

600

He was being held in Pakistan.

This was disguised. For the purposes of the exchange, he was moved back into Afghanistan.

Posted by: Sammy Finkelman at June 01, 2014 08:35 AM (V1bap)

601 I had the honor to wear the uniform of a U.S. Army infantryman for 20 years. I recruited all 4 of my sons, who also became infantrymen. One of my sons served in Iraq at the beginning of the war. A year later, another son served on the Pakistani border in Afghanistan. It is my understanding from some of PFC Bergdahl's unit members that he walked off of the American fire base in order to join the Taliban. In the Army this is called desertion, which makes PFC Bergdahl a deserter, and not a prisoner of war. Since he deserted, he has been involved in making a number of videos for/with the Taliban. This makes him a participant in making propaganda against the United States. In the Army this is called treason. Therefore, he should not have been automatically promoted from PFC to Specialist to Sergeant as is Army policy for long-term POW's. His future in the military should include a general court martial, conviction for desertion and treason, followed by execution by firing squad. It is unfortunate that his family and other good folks here in my home state of Idaho have spent over 5 years and a whole lot of money trying to turn Bergdahl into a hero. He is not a hero. He is a traitor, and he needs to be prosecuted, convicted, and executed.

Posted by: Mark Biggs, SFC, US Army, Retired at June 01, 2014 03:27 PM (Z+qxd)

602 I had the honor to wear the uniform of a U.S. Army infantryman for 20 years. I recruited all 4 of my sons, who also became infantrymen. One of my sons served in Iraq at the beginning of the war. A year later, another son served on the Pakistani border in Afghanistan. It is my understanding from some of PFC Bergdahl's unit members that he walked off of the American fire base in order to join the Taliban. In the Army this is called desertion, which makes PFC Bergdahl a deserter, and not a prisoner of war. Since he deserted, he has been involved in making a number of videos for/with the Taliban. This makes him a participant in making propaganda against the United States. In the Army this is called treason. Therefore, he should not have been automatically promoted from PFC to Specialist to Sergeant as is Army policy for long-term POW's. His future in the military should include a general court martial, conviction for desertion and treason, followed by execution by firing squad. It is unfortunate that his family and other good folks here in my home state of Idaho have spent over 5 years and a whole lot of money trying to turn Bergdahl into a hero. He is not a hero. He is a traitor, and he needs to be prosecuted, convicted, and executed.

Posted by: Mark Biggs, SFC, US Army, Retired at June 01, 2014 03:27 PM (Z+qxd)

603 test

Posted by: Sam the Butcher at June 03, 2014 06:12 PM (hTbh6)

604 test

Posted by: Sam the Butcher at June 03, 2014 06:12 PM (hTbh6)

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