May 31, 2014

The VA Has Myriad Problems but Funding Ain't One [Y-not]
— Open Blogger

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis shows why the VA's problems are not about money.

...VA funding has more than kept up with both medical inflation and increased patient loads. An analysis of budget and cost data, as well as data on the total number of VA patients and the number of acute inpatients treated, shows that the VA’s budget has grown much faster than its workload. Even when you take medical inflation into account, the VA budget still grew faster than its patient base since 2000.

Here's the situation illustrated in a handy chart:

VA-Funding-Growth-Outstripped-Patient-Growth.png

Obviously the Administration and their media enablers will be pushing funding as the excuse for the VA's criminal neglect of veterans. I gather the President already has blamed old computers.

Can the Republicans counter this messaging or not?

Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair?


**OK, this is funny. Tangonine corrected my usage of myriad in the title, so I've changed it. But I was curious and it turns out, it's fine to use it as a noun:

Recent criticism of the use of myriad as a noun, both in the plural form myriads and in the phrase a myriad of, seems to reflect a mistaken belief that the word was originally and is still properly only an adjective. As the entries here show, however, the noun is in fact the older form, dating to the 16th century. The noun myriad has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton (plural myriads) and Thoreau (a myriad of), and it continues to occur frequently in reputable English. There is no reason to avoid it.

Just a tidbit for our grammar buffs. **


Open thread for politics.

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1 guh... it's "myriad problems" sometimes being an editor makes everyone hate you.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 11:54 AM (x3YFz)

2 guh... it's "myriad problems" sometimes being an editor makes everyone hate you.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 11:54 AM (x3YFz)

3 Tax money is like cocaine. You can never get enough of it.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 11:54 AM (Mogjf)

4 Tax money is like cocaine. You can never get enough of it.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 11:54 AM (Mogjf)

5 Check the pockets of anyone involved with the VA. There's where you'll find the rest.

Posted by: TheTruth at May 31, 2014 11:55 AM (nZUWT)

6 Check the pockets of anyone involved with the VA. There's where you'll find the rest.

Posted by: TheTruth at May 31, 2014 11:55 AM (nZUWT)

7 "Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair? " ------------------- ROFLMAO

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 11:56 AM (aDwsi)

8 "Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair? " ------------------- ROFLMAO

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 11:56 AM (aDwsi)

9 Fixed. Thx tango.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 11:57 AM (zDsvJ)

10 Fixed. Thx tango.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 11:57 AM (zDsvJ)

11 Can the Republicans counter this messaging or not?


The question is will they and if they do, will the MFM cover it?

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 31, 2014 11:57 AM (T2V/1)

12 Can the Republicans counter this messaging or not?


The question is will they and if they do, will the MFM cover it?

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 31, 2014 11:57 AM (T2V/1)

13 Leftists are already beating the budget drums, even though VA had a carry over of 500 million. Throwing money at the problem is a cure all for these drooling, helmeted idiots.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (ojnk6)

14 Leftists are already beating the budget drums, even though VA had a carry over of 500 million. Throwing money at the problem is a cure all for these drooling, helmeted idiots.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (ojnk6)

15 Another Bush lie exposed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (hP/Mt)

16 Another Bush lie exposed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (hP/Mt)

17

The only thing that can damage Obama beyond repair is if the media decides they must sacrifice him to protect Hillary! as the next great liberal lightbringer.

 

Because the problem is never the message, it's always the messenger.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (sQ0LB)

18

The only thing that can damage Obama beyond repair is if the media decides they must sacrifice him to protect Hillary! as the next great liberal lightbringer.

 

Because the problem is never the message, it's always the messenger.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 11:58 AM (sQ0LB)

19 1. Delay until patient no longer needs care 2. (let's not talk about this) 3. PROFIT!

Posted by: High-Speed Health Care! at May 31, 2014 11:59 AM (FcR7P)

20 1. Delay until patient no longer needs care 2. (let's not talk about this) 3. PROFIT!

Posted by: High-Speed Health Care! at May 31, 2014 11:59 AM (FcR7P)

21 1. Delay until patient no longer needs care 2. (let's not talk about this) 3. PROFIT! Posted by: High ---------------- It's called "The Zeke Emmanuel Gambit"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:00 PM (aDwsi)

22 1. Delay until patient no longer needs care 2. (let's not talk about this) 3. PROFIT! Posted by: High ---------------- It's called "The Zeke Emmanuel Gambit"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:00 PM (aDwsi)

23

Posted by: High-Speed Health Care! at May 31, 2014 04:59 PM (FcR7P)

 

You made a slight error:

Step 2a: PROFIT! for cronies

Step 3: PROFIT! with whatever scraps remain for the others.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:00 PM (sQ0LB)

24

Posted by: High-Speed Health Care! at May 31, 2014 04:59 PM (FcR7P)

 

You made a slight error:

Step 2a: PROFIT! for cronies

Step 3: PROFIT! with whatever scraps remain for the others.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:00 PM (sQ0LB)

25 Crap. Must go run the weed eater.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (aDwsi)

26 Crap. Must go run the weed eater.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (aDwsi)

27 Bonuses!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (aDwsi)

28 Bonuses!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (aDwsi)

29 Y-not, please report to The Barrel.  Y-not to The Barrel, please.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (sQ0LB)

30 Y-not, please report to The Barrel.  Y-not to The Barrel, please.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:01 PM (sQ0LB)

31 Check update re the proper usage of "myriad."

Learn something new everyday.

Using it as an adjective is shorter, of course, so probably better form.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (zDsvJ)

32 Check update re the proper usage of "myriad."

Learn something new everyday.

Using it as an adjective is shorter, of course, so probably better form.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (zDsvJ)

33 Ah, fixed now, but I saw what you did!

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (sQ0LB)

34 Ah, fixed now, but I saw what you did!

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (sQ0LB)

35 I got all slanty... fixed now.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (zDsvJ)

36 I got all slanty... fixed now.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:02 PM (zDsvJ)

37 We should make a pool as to what the next squirrel is going to be that's going to be the MFM's excuse for dropping the VA coverage.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:03 PM (nSGc3)

38 We should make a pool as to what the next squirrel is going to be that's going to be the MFM's excuse for dropping the VA coverage.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:03 PM (nSGc3)

39 Eh, you gave us content galore today, I guess we can let you out after the briefest of stints.  Though legend has it you will never be the same, for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (sQ0LB)

40 Eh, you gave us content galore today, I guess we can let you out after the briefest of stints.  Though legend has it you will never be the same, for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (sQ0LB)

41 AoSHQ Weekend Content is provided by Top Men (and Women)

;-)

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (zDsvJ)

42 AoSHQ Weekend Content is provided by Top Men (and Women)

;-)

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (zDsvJ)

43 If we just spend even more money then we'll end up saving everyone money!!1!

Posted by: VA Beaurocrat at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (K1sEu)

44 If we just spend even more money then we'll end up saving everyone money!!1!

Posted by: VA Beaurocrat at May 31, 2014 12:04 PM (K1sEu)

45 Get off my myriad!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:05 PM (aDwsi)

46 Get off my myriad!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:05 PM (aDwsi)

47 If we just spend even more money then we'll end up saving everyone money!!1! Posted by: VA ------------- Pretty much corresponds to Mrs. Hammer's perspective on sales.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:05 PM (aDwsi)

48 If we just spend even more money then we'll end up saving everyone money!!1! Posted by: VA ------------- Pretty much corresponds to Mrs. Hammer's perspective on sales.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:05 PM (aDwsi)

49 >>for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you

That's because The Barrel is filled with amputation-loving doctors.
And piranhas.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (zDsvJ)

50 >>for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you

That's because The Barrel is filled with amputation-loving doctors.
And piranhas.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (zDsvJ)

51

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 05:03 PM (nSGc3)

 

Well, here's one for you--what if the new WH press secretary, Earnest, already has a skeleton in his closet known to the administration?  Throw him to the wolves next week and watch the press go nuts while Obama claims to learn about it from reading the papers.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (sQ0LB)

52

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 05:03 PM (nSGc3)

 

Well, here's one for you--what if the new WH press secretary, Earnest, already has a skeleton in his closet known to the administration?  Throw him to the wolves next week and watch the press go nuts while Obama claims to learn about it from reading the papers.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (sQ0LB)

53 Bob Dole knows all about medical inflation.

Posted by: Bob Dole at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (k5sm7)

54 Bob Dole knows all about medical inflation.

Posted by: Bob Dole at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (k5sm7)

55 SOON

Posted by: Liverpool Care Pathway at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (K1sEu)

56 SOON

Posted by: Liverpool Care Pathway at May 31, 2014 12:06 PM (K1sEu)

57 Hmm. Just recalled, Che's name was 'Ernesto'. Coincidence?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:08 PM (aDwsi)

58 Hmm. Just recalled, Che's name was 'Ernesto'. Coincidence?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 12:08 PM (aDwsi)

59 Eternal Political Axiom No. 8: The government will always have a great reason for needing just a little more of your money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 31, 2014 12:08 PM (k5sm7)

60 Eternal Political Axiom No. 8: The government will always have a great reason for needing just a little more of your money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 31, 2014 12:08 PM (k5sm7)

61 I like that graph! Next squirrel? Maybe the mean Republicans vs. Michelle on feeding the children? Social issues are always a winner for them...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 12:09 PM (yCMP5)

62 I like that graph! Next squirrel? Maybe the mean Republicans vs. Michelle on feeding the children? Social issues are always a winner for them...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 12:09 PM (yCMP5)

63 BTW, anyone on a phone? Are the margins blown out? Lemme know and I'll shrink the chart a bit.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:09 PM (zDsvJ)

64 BTW, anyone on a phone? Are the margins blown out? Lemme know and I'll shrink the chart a bit.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:09 PM (zDsvJ)

65 Wife made it to Charlotte, next leg is straight to Rome. 12 days there, and then she'll be home but I'll already be gone to my Army reunion. So I won't see her for about 15 days. Not as bad as her India trip, but pretty close.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:10 PM (ZshNr)

66 Wife made it to Charlotte, next leg is straight to Rome. 12 days there, and then she'll be home but I'll already be gone to my Army reunion. So I won't see her for about 15 days. Not as bad as her India trip, but pretty close.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:10 PM (ZshNr)

67 Wow, Lincolntf, that's a lot of travel. Is it for work?

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:11 PM (zDsvJ)

68 Wow, Lincolntf, that's a lot of travel. Is it for work?

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:11 PM (zDsvJ)

69 @32 Seems normal on my phone.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:11 PM (nSGc3)

70 @32 Seems normal on my phone.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:11 PM (nSGc3)

71

Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010.

 

So, while he can say "I inherited problems", he made them worse by giving the bureaucrats a cash incentive to hide the problems.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:12 PM (XaGbp)

72

Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010.

 

So, while he can say "I inherited problems", he made them worse by giving the bureaucrats a cash incentive to hide the problems.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:12 PM (XaGbp)

73 The VA can't and won't be 'fixed' because it is the model for ubamacare. And Indian Reservation management was the model for that. The administration doesn't care how the military dies. Either in battle (meaningful, productive, or not), or in the VA system. Makes not one fcuk to the Washington city regime.

Posted by: Erowmero at May 31, 2014 12:13 PM (go5uR)

74 The VA can't and won't be 'fixed' because it is the model for ubamacare. And Indian Reservation management was the model for that. The administration doesn't care how the military dies. Either in battle (meaningful, productive, or not), or in the VA system. Makes not one fcuk to the Washington city regime.

Posted by: Erowmero at May 31, 2014 12:13 PM (go5uR)

75

To err is Barrel-worthy.

 

To blow out the margins requires a map or sloppy linkage.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:13 PM (sQ0LB)

76

To err is Barrel-worthy.

 

To blow out the margins requires a map or sloppy linkage.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:13 PM (sQ0LB)

77 >>Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010.

Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:14 PM (zDsvJ)

78 >>Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010.

Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:14 PM (zDsvJ)

79 It's "work-related" in that she'll be doing research for articles,etc., but it's primarily an extended trip to coincide with her post-grad reunion in Florence next week.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:14 PM (ZshNr)

80 It's "work-related" in that she'll be doing research for articles,etc., but it's primarily an extended trip to coincide with her post-grad reunion in Florence next week.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:14 PM (ZshNr)

81 Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010. So, while he can say "I inherited problems", he made them worse by giving the bureaucrats a cash incentive to hide the problems. Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (XaGbp) ***** A 200 million program to update the VA scheduling system put in place under Bush was also abandoned by the Bumbler in Chief.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (ojnk6)

82 Barky made the problems worse...by creating the Performance Bonus incentives in 2010. So, while he can say "I inherited problems", he made them worse by giving the bureaucrats a cash incentive to hide the problems. Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (XaGbp) ***** A 200 million program to update the VA scheduling system put in place under Bush was also abandoned by the Bumbler in Chief.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (ojnk6)

83

25 >>for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you

 

 

That's because The Barrel is filled with amputation-loving doctors.
And piranhas.

 

 

Which is still not as bad as flesh-eating bacteria.

So, there's that.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (XaGbp)

84

25 >>for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you

 

 

That's because The Barrel is filled with amputation-loving doctors.
And piranhas.

 

 

Which is still not as bad as flesh-eating bacteria.

So, there's that.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (XaGbp)

85

Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 05:14 PM (zDsvJ)

 

Sales of Rules for Radicals?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (sQ0LB)

86

Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 05:14 PM (zDsvJ)

 

Sales of Rules for Radicals?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:15 PM (sQ0LB)

87 Nice, Lincolntf. Those are the best kind of trips.

You'll be happy to see her when she returns. My advice as an old married lady: clean sheets. That's the nicest thing to return to from a long trip.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (zDsvJ)

88 Nice, Lincolntf. Those are the best kind of trips.

You'll be happy to see her when she returns. My advice as an old married lady: clean sheets. That's the nicest thing to return to from a long trip.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (zDsvJ)

89 One of the problems is that VA is treating non service connected vets. They will even skip sc vets for non sc vets if the latter have urgent and emergent medical needs. I thought the whole point was to take care of service members injured as a result of their military service? Va also pays out enormous amounts of cash to vets to come to their appointments. So then you get a system that is clogged w guys coming to smoking cessation classes everyday at va and getting travel $. Seattle VA OIG arrested a crew of vets and crooked employees for bribes and kickbacks regarding travel pay.

Posted by: Secret squirrel at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (0SmH0)

90 One of the problems is that VA is treating non service connected vets. They will even skip sc vets for non sc vets if the latter have urgent and emergent medical needs. I thought the whole point was to take care of service members injured as a result of their military service? Va also pays out enormous amounts of cash to vets to come to their appointments. So then you get a system that is clogged w guys coming to smoking cessation classes everyday at va and getting travel $. Seattle VA OIG arrested a crew of vets and crooked employees for bribes and kickbacks regarding travel pay.

Posted by: Secret squirrel at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (0SmH0)

91 I like where your head is at Conservative Crank. It would allow the media to portray itself as objective by going after a member of the administration while all the while knowingly ignoring another one of the Won's scandals.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (nSGc3)

92 I like where your head is at Conservative Crank. It would allow the media to portray itself as objective by going after a member of the administration while all the while knowingly ignoring another one of the Won's scandals.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to become jerky at May 31, 2014 12:16 PM (nSGc3)

93 I don't think we make a bus tire with the clearance for the bros before hos before slobberers toss under-fest but you can look.

http://tinyurl.com/jwnwcee

Posted by: Titan Tires[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:17 PM (DL2i+)

94 I don't think we make a bus tire with the clearance for the bros before hos before slobberers toss under-fest but you can look.

http://tinyurl.com/jwnwcee

Posted by: Titan Tires[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:17 PM (DL2i+)

95 I believe it was easy for the morons to find enormous waste at the VA with just a few google clicks. Green energy etc. And I read a link yesterday talking about a cardiac department of 8 people that sees three patients a day.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:17 PM (QupBk)

96 I believe it was easy for the morons to find enormous waste at the VA with just a few google clicks. Green energy etc. And I read a link yesterday talking about a cardiac department of 8 people that sees three patients a day.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:17 PM (QupBk)

97 I've learned. Clean sheets and an empty sink/dishwasher are key to a happy return.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (ZshNr)

98 I've learned. Clean sheets and an empty sink/dishwasher are key to a happy return.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (ZshNr)

99 Question: If the media is actually driving the politics of the administration, or is at least serving as a positive feedback loop, which is the tail, and which is the dog?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (sQ0LB)

100

39...Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

 

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

 

----------

 

He's doing a good job of destroying the country, Y-not.

He seems to have a real talent for it.


 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (XaGbp)

101 Question: If the media is actually driving the politics of the administration, or is at least serving as a positive feedback loop, which is the tail, and which is the dog?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (sQ0LB)

102

39...Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse?

 

I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well.

 

----------

 

He's doing a good job of destroying the country, Y-not.

He seems to have a real talent for it.


 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (XaGbp)

103 >>I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well. Yoo-hoo!

Posted by: Reggie at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (3rrMW)

104 >>I honestly can't think of one thing he's done well. Yoo-hoo!

Posted by: Reggie at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (3rrMW)

105 for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you.

You want that skin back after it's touched the barrel.  You KNOW where it's been.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (DL2i+)

106 for each time you visit The Barrel, it takes a piece of you.

You want that skin back after it's touched the barrel.  You KNOW where it's been.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (DL2i+)

107 Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse? He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (QupBk)

108 Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse? He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:18 PM (QupBk)

109 or Panetta either or

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:19 PM (QupBk)

110 or Panetta either or

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 12:19 PM (QupBk)

111 Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently. Don't remember which horde member it was.

Posted by: fluffy at May 31, 2014 12:19 PM (Ua6T/)

112 Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently. Don't remember which horde member it was.

Posted by: fluffy at May 31, 2014 12:19 PM (Ua6T/)

113 He's doing a good job of destroying the country, Y-not.
He seems to have a real talent for it.
--

Good point, wheatie.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (zDsvJ)

114 He's doing a good job of destroying the country, Y-not.
He seems to have a real talent for it.
--

Good point, wheatie.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (zDsvJ)

115 56 Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently.

Don't remember which horde member it was.

Posted by: fluffy at May 31, 2014 05:19 PM (Ua6T/)

 

See!  See!  That's 60% of the Solyndra loan recouped right there!

 

--Sh*t the new press secretary might say, Foreword

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (sQ0LB)

116 56 Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently.

Don't remember which horde member it was.

Posted by: fluffy at May 31, 2014 05:19 PM (Ua6T/)

 

See!  See!  That's 60% of the Solyndra loan recouped right there!

 

--Sh*t the new press secretary might say, Foreword

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (sQ0LB)

117 I prefer Pancetta.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (zDsvJ)

118 I prefer Pancetta.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:21 PM (zDsvJ)

119 He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL.

The what? 4th time? they came to him for a go?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:22 PM (DL2i+)

120 He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL.

The what? 4th time? they came to him for a go?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 12:22 PM (DL2i+)

121

41...A 200 million program to update the VA scheduling system put in place under Bush was also abandoned by the Bumbler in Chief.

 

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I hadn't heard of this.

Wow...this needs to be brought up until the media has to report on  it.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:22 PM (XaGbp)

122

41...A 200 million program to update the VA scheduling system put in place under Bush was also abandoned by the Bumbler in Chief.

 

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I hadn't heard of this.

Wow...this needs to be brought up until the media has to report on  it.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 12:22 PM (XaGbp)

123 I hadn't heard of this. Wow...this needs to be brought up until the media has to report on it. Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 05:22 PM (XaGbp) **** I heard about it from the only MSM outlet that will ever report on it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 12:27 PM (ojnk6)

124 I hadn't heard of this. Wow...this needs to be brought up until the media has to report on it. Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 05:22 PM (XaGbp) **** I heard about it from the only MSM outlet that will ever report on it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 12:27 PM (ojnk6)

125 Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair? The best way to exploit this scandal is to pass amnesty as soon as possible.

Posted by: John McCain (R) at May 31, 2014 12:28 PM (bHnlE)

126 Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair? The best way to exploit this scandal is to pass amnesty as soon as possible.

Posted by: John McCain (R) at May 31, 2014 12:28 PM (bHnlE)

127 >>He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL. And then he and Biden proceeded to reveal secrets left and right, putting the men who carried out the mission in danger.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 12:31 PM (yCMP5)

128 >>He didn't get in the way of Penatta killing OBL. And then he and Biden proceeded to reveal secrets left and right, putting the men who carried out the mission in danger.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 12:31 PM (yCMP5)

129 One hour until I make my fifth and final trip across town for the day. Then beer.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:31 PM (ZshNr)

130 One hour until I make my fifth and final trip across town for the day. Then beer.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 12:31 PM (ZshNr)

131 In the car on Friday, I briefly tuned in NPR, or NPPR, National Progressive Propaganda Radio.

They had that worthless wretch E.J. Dionne paired off with the allegedly "right-wing" David Brooks, the most left-wing "right-winger" in America, there to pundit about punditty topics.

Brooks opined with an audible tut-tut undertone that these sorts of problems at the VA are understandable given how "hugely overburdened" (or some such similar phrase) the VA physicians are. Why, if only Obama had been allowed to spend more, these issues would never have arisen.

Yeah, sure. Tell that to the VA cardiologists who were shouldering the crushing workload of seeing _two patients per working day_.

It's pretty common to see people clutching the tattered remnants of their intellectual dignity around themselves after making a totally ridiculous argument. And then you have sad hacks like Brooks who don't even bother with the clutching.

Hey, Brooks: my shit. Eat it.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 12:34 PM (noWW6)

132 In the car on Friday, I briefly tuned in NPR, or NPPR, National Progressive Propaganda Radio.

They had that worthless wretch E.J. Dionne paired off with the allegedly "right-wing" David Brooks, the most left-wing "right-winger" in America, there to pundit about punditty topics.

Brooks opined with an audible tut-tut undertone that these sorts of problems at the VA are understandable given how "hugely overburdened" (or some such similar phrase) the VA physicians are. Why, if only Obama had been allowed to spend more, these issues would never have arisen.

Yeah, sure. Tell that to the VA cardiologists who were shouldering the crushing workload of seeing _two patients per working day_.

It's pretty common to see people clutching the tattered remnants of their intellectual dignity around themselves after making a totally ridiculous argument. And then you have sad hacks like Brooks who don't even bother with the clutching.

Hey, Brooks: my shit. Eat it.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 12:34 PM (noWW6)

133 I've been trying to work my way up to Shinseki about my own personal problem with VA compensation for a couple of months now. His incompetent ass didn't resign over 5 years of dead vets. He resigned because I'm getting close, I just know it.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 31, 2014 12:36 PM (WuJJ+)

134 I've been trying to work my way up to Shinseki about my own personal problem with VA compensation for a couple of months now. His incompetent ass didn't resign over 5 years of dead vets. He resigned because I'm getting close, I just know it.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 31, 2014 12:36 PM (WuJJ+)

135 "Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently."

The Phoenix VA center where the scandal broke had shelled tens of millions for -- and I'm not making this up, you couldn't make this shit up if you tried -- a huge array of _solar carports_ to charge electric cars.

Never mind that the majority of those carports are occupied by conventional cars that don't require and can't accept solar charging.

And never mind that the payback horizon on this project was... 53 _years_.

While American vets of long and honorable service quietly waited and suffered for want of basic medical care.

No circle of Hell sufficiently hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 12:39 PM (noWW6)

136 "Someone mentioned a couple days ago that the VA has spent $300,000,000 on solar panels recently."

The Phoenix VA center where the scandal broke had shelled tens of millions for -- and I'm not making this up, you couldn't make this shit up if you tried -- a huge array of _solar carports_ to charge electric cars.

Never mind that the majority of those carports are occupied by conventional cars that don't require and can't accept solar charging.

And never mind that the payback horizon on this project was... 53 _years_.

While American vets of long and honorable service quietly waited and suffered for want of basic medical care.

No circle of Hell sufficiently hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 12:39 PM (noWW6)

137 I see JEF broke another law by not informing Congress of the prisoner swap.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 12:42 PM (8qKcR)

138 I see JEF broke another law by not informing Congress of the prisoner swap.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 12:42 PM (8qKcR)

139 I say Camel toe you say CAMel toe.. Hm hm hm Fan the flames

Posted by: Fewenuff - not saying just saying at May 31, 2014 12:46 PM (zPNX5)

140 I say Camel toe you say CAMel toe.. Hm hm hm Fan the flames

Posted by: Fewenuff - not saying just saying at May 31, 2014 12:46 PM (zPNX5)

141 Those VA bureaucrats don't fund themselves! Just think, the ransomed and returned vet will be dropped into this nest of vipers for his care.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 12:47 PM (o3MSL)

142 Those VA bureaucrats don't fund themselves! Just think, the ransomed and returned vet will be dropped into this nest of vipers for his care.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 12:47 PM (o3MSL)

143 Well, that's depressing, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:51 PM (zDsvJ)

144 Well, that's depressing, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 12:51 PM (zDsvJ)

145 Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 05:51 PM (zDsvJ) Unfortunately, depressing seems to be a recurring theme with Dear Leader and his minions.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 12:52 PM (o3MSL)

146 Posted by: Y-not from the barrel at May 31, 2014 05:51 PM (zDsvJ) Unfortunately, depressing seems to be a recurring theme with Dear Leader and his minions.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 12:52 PM (o3MSL)

147 Is there some troll we can feed to The Barrel as a snackrifice to get poor Y-not out?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:52 PM (sQ0LB)

148 Is there some troll we can feed to The Barrel as a snackrifice to get poor Y-not out?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 12:52 PM (sQ0LB)

149 74 Is there some troll we can feed to The Barrel as a snackrifice to get poor Y-not out?

*munches crackers in the barrel*

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 12:55 PM (zDsvJ)

150 74 Is there some troll we can feed to The Barrel as a snackrifice to get poor Y-not out?

*munches crackers in the barrel*

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 12:55 PM (zDsvJ)

151 You are enjoying yourself way too much with your takedown of the grammar police...

Posted by: Frumipus Bandersnatch at May 31, 2014 12:59 PM (7dKC2)

152 You are enjoying yourself way too much with your takedown of the grammar police...

Posted by: Frumipus Bandersnatch at May 31, 2014 12:59 PM (7dKC2)

153 With the wife safely winging her way across the Atlantic (think happy thoughts everyone), has come the time of reckoning for two unwelcome visitors to our yard. Wife wanted to hear nothing of the word "rat" once I told her I'd seen one, so I hushed up. Since then another has joined the original. Last night was the first time I've seen two. That means I can't wait and just hope they move on. So, at dusk, after putting the horses to bed, I'll sit in my shed listening to the Red Sox and scanning the comments, with ye olde air pistol on my work bench, cocked and loaded. They come out from under the shed, direct line to under the bird feeder, and back and forth a dozen times a night. No more than a twenty foot shot from the seated position. I wonder if the second one will come out after the first one goes down? I hate killing animals, and only do so in cases of mercy or something like this. Better to do it now when she's gone, and before the house is vacant for a couple weeks. Don't want to come back and find the yard overrun.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:01 PM (ZshNr)

154 With the wife safely winging her way across the Atlantic (think happy thoughts everyone), has come the time of reckoning for two unwelcome visitors to our yard. Wife wanted to hear nothing of the word "rat" once I told her I'd seen one, so I hushed up. Since then another has joined the original. Last night was the first time I've seen two. That means I can't wait and just hope they move on. So, at dusk, after putting the horses to bed, I'll sit in my shed listening to the Red Sox and scanning the comments, with ye olde air pistol on my work bench, cocked and loaded. They come out from under the shed, direct line to under the bird feeder, and back and forth a dozen times a night. No more than a twenty foot shot from the seated position. I wonder if the second one will come out after the first one goes down? I hate killing animals, and only do so in cases of mercy or something like this. Better to do it now when she's gone, and before the house is vacant for a couple weeks. Don't want to come back and find the yard overrun.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:01 PM (ZshNr)

155 Nah, that wasn't my intention. I was sincerely interested in the proper usage of myriad. Looks like it's optional. But from a stylistic standpoint, there's something to be said for going with tango's suggestion -- less words.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 01:02 PM (zDsvJ)

156 Nah, that wasn't my intention. I was sincerely interested in the proper usage of myriad. Looks like it's optional. But from a stylistic standpoint, there's something to be said for going with tango's suggestion -- less words.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 01:02 PM (zDsvJ)

157 You are a good man, Lincolntf. Dispose of those suckers.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (zDsvJ)

158 You are a good man, Lincolntf. Dispose of those suckers.

Posted by: Y-not at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (zDsvJ)

159 Using myriad as an article would be incorrect. Myriad isn't a "grammatized" lexeme. Therefore, it would function as an adjective modifying the noun rather than as the noun's article. Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (9W+0f)

160 Using myriad as an article would be incorrect. Myriad isn't a "grammatized" lexeme. Therefore, it would function as an adjective modifying the noun rather than as the noun's article. Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (9W+0f)

161

75...*munches crackers in the barrel*

 

Oh no...she ate the crackers.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (XaGbp)

162

75...*munches crackers in the barrel*

 

Oh no...she ate the crackers.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (XaGbp)

163 Let's assume for a second that they're correct and the VA is underfunded? Why cover it up? Why play games to make it look like vets were being seen in a timely manner when they weren't? Why not shout from the rooftops about the slow service and point out that you're doing the best that you can but it's just not enough? I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. They needed the VA to be seen as the model of efficient government care. Any attempt at reform would have involved pretty much all of their political capital and would have forced them to scuttle Obamacare. After Obamacare was passed there wasn't any political will for big budget fights and plenty of Democrats who would have sided with Republicans in order to cover their own asses.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (lr3d7)

164 Let's assume for a second that they're correct and the VA is underfunded? Why cover it up? Why play games to make it look like vets were being seen in a timely manner when they weren't? Why not shout from the rooftops about the slow service and point out that you're doing the best that you can but it's just not enough? I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. They needed the VA to be seen as the model of efficient government care. Any attempt at reform would have involved pretty much all of their political capital and would have forced them to scuttle Obamacare. After Obamacare was passed there wasn't any political will for big budget fights and plenty of Democrats who would have sided with Republicans in order to cover their own asses.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 31, 2014 01:04 PM (lr3d7)

165 obama, who doesn't take enough credit, is about to spike yet another football in 15 minutes obama, who occupies the White House, will make a statement, while flanked by the parents of the released U.S. troop, about his awesome prison exchange in which obama traded 5 Taliban prisoners for a brainwashed Taliban sympathizer.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:05 PM (7lPnF)

166 obama, who doesn't take enough credit, is about to spike yet another football in 15 minutes obama, who occupies the White House, will make a statement, while flanked by the parents of the released U.S. troop, about his awesome prison exchange in which obama traded 5 Taliban prisoners for a brainwashed Taliban sympathizer.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:05 PM (7lPnF)

167  The story on the VA contained one nugget of truth. Shin-guy  was "firing people"  so that's why he was canned , for actually doing something.As long as he did nothing TFG had his back.  Unlikely anyone will be fired, far less lose their pension and bonus.

Posted by: Bill ,sometimes bill from canada at May 31, 2014 01:06 PM (8m7ei)

168  The story on the VA contained one nugget of truth. Shin-guy  was "firing people"  so that's why he was canned , for actually doing something.As long as he did nothing TFG had his back.  Unlikely anyone will be fired, far less lose their pension and bonus.

Posted by: Bill ,sometimes bill from canada at May 31, 2014 01:06 PM (8m7ei)

169 Throwing money at the problem doesn't work for public schools, either. Weird, huh? Apropos of nothing, when the team delivered the crappy Map app on iPhone a few years back, Steve Jobs fired them.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:06 PM (qyomX)

170 Throwing money at the problem doesn't work for public schools, either. Weird, huh? Apropos of nothing, when the team delivered the crappy Map app on iPhone a few years back, Steve Jobs fired them.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:06 PM (qyomX)

171 **OK, this is funny. Tangonine corrected my usage of myriad in the title, so I've changed it. But I was curious and it turns out, it's fine to use it as a noun: **** Damn grammar-nazis. (Lub you, Tango) I also hate when the ill-informed little shits "correct" one against ending a sentence in a preposition.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:07 PM (DmNpO)

172 **OK, this is funny. Tangonine corrected my usage of myriad in the title, so I've changed it. But I was curious and it turns out, it's fine to use it as a noun: **** Damn grammar-nazis. (Lub you, Tango) I also hate when the ill-informed little shits "correct" one against ending a sentence in a preposition.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:07 PM (DmNpO)

173 Thanks, Y-not. I'm sure I'll post when they show up tonight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:07 PM (ZshNr)

174 Thanks, Y-not. I'm sure I'll post when they show up tonight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:07 PM (ZshNr)

175 69 I see JEF broke another law by not informing Congress of the prisoner swap. Meh.

Posted by: CbsAbcNbcWapoNyt at May 31, 2014 01:08 PM (qyomX)

176 69 I see JEF broke another law by not informing Congress of the prisoner swap. Meh.

Posted by: CbsAbcNbcWapoNyt at May 31, 2014 01:08 PM (qyomX)

177 Some grammar rules are made to be broken for effect. And other "rules" are more like habits. I take the Imperial view that I have command of the language enough that I can do whatever the fuck I want with it. Of course typos, misspellings, spelling Cincinnati, plague everyone. Fine, maybe the Cincy thing is only me, but I hate that I always have to go back and fix it...

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:11 PM (ZshNr)

178 Some grammar rules are made to be broken for effect. And other "rules" are more like habits. I take the Imperial view that I have command of the language enough that I can do whatever the fuck I want with it. Of course typos, misspellings, spelling Cincinnati, plague everyone. Fine, maybe the Cincy thing is only me, but I hate that I always have to go back and fix it...

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:11 PM (ZshNr)

179 82 I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. This assumes they actually care about managing the things in their charge. Maybe they're just wholly-political arrested adolescents who look no further than planning Obama's next speech or fundraiser.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:12 PM (qyomX)

180 82 I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. This assumes they actually care about managing the things in their charge. Maybe they're just wholly-political arrested adolescents who look no further than planning Obama's next speech or fundraiser.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:12 PM (qyomX)

181
O'Bama is laying down a line of bullshit from the Rose Garden.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:16 PM (nQjHM)

182
O'Bama is laying down a line of bullshit from the Rose Garden.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:16 PM (nQjHM)

183 I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. This assumes they actually care about managing the things in their charge. Maybe they're just wholly-political arrested adolescents who look no further than planning Obama's next speech or fundraiser. ***** Perhaps they did not want to address the issue because to do so and fail would be a bad political move.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:16 PM (DmNpO)

184 I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. This assumes they actually care about managing the things in their charge. Maybe they're just wholly-political arrested adolescents who look no further than planning Obama's next speech or fundraiser. ***** Perhaps they did not want to address the issue because to do so and fail would be a bad political move.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:16 PM (DmNpO)

185

77...Don't want to come back and find the yard overrun.

 

I used to have this reoccurring dream...where I was standing out on my patio, pistol in each hand, shooting rats as they   ran up the yard to my house.

 

My yard backs up to some woods and a creek.

The yard slopes down into this wooded area...and when I moved in, there were rats that were coming up out of there and trying to get into the house.

 

Our cats wiped out a lot of them, and then we got a large dog.

I thought they were gone...until it snowed this year, and we could see their tracks in the snow.

 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:17 PM (XaGbp)

186

77...Don't want to come back and find the yard overrun.

 

I used to have this reoccurring dream...where I was standing out on my patio, pistol in each hand, shooting rats as they   ran up the yard to my house.

 

My yard backs up to some woods and a creek.

The yard slopes down into this wooded area...and when I moved in, there were rats that were coming up out of there and trying to get into the house.

 

Our cats wiped out a lot of them, and then we got a large dog.

I thought they were gone...until it snowed this year, and we could see their tracks in the snow.

 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:17 PM (XaGbp)

187 "I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. They needed the VA to be seen as the model of efficient government care."

Especially after so many of the JournoList types had dutifully cranked out fawning op-ed pieces about how the VA offered "the best care anywhere". (A quite real phrase which was thus used.)

And after those same political operatives with bylines had said that, why, of course Obamacare would be a huge success, just as the VA before it had been.

Retreat from that strongly staked out rhetorical position just wasn't in the cards.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (noWW6)

188 "I think that the Administration knew of the problems with the VA and didn't want to deal with them because any attempt to reform the VA would have been a political battle royale. They needed the VA to be seen as the model of efficient government care."

Especially after so many of the JournoList types had dutifully cranked out fawning op-ed pieces about how the VA offered "the best care anywhere". (A quite real phrase which was thus used.)

And after those same political operatives with bylines had said that, why, of course Obamacare would be a huge success, just as the VA before it had been.

Retreat from that strongly staked out rhetorical position just wasn't in the cards.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (noWW6)

189 When Tapper interviewed the WH Chief of Staff, the CoS kept trying to talk about how much money they are throwing at the VA. I couldn't determine whether he thought money magically fixed things, or whether he was exasperated that people weren't being mollified by additional money--similar to a bribe.

Posted by: Lewis at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (9fg41)

190 When Tapper interviewed the WH Chief of Staff, the CoS kept trying to talk about how much money they are throwing at the VA. I couldn't determine whether he thought money magically fixed things, or whether he was exasperated that people weren't being mollified by additional money--similar to a bribe.

Posted by: Lewis at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (9fg41)

191 I may be OT early here, but fuck Bergdahl, and fuck his CIC for this fucking swap.

I was in Paktiya when he decided to go for his little walk through the mountains.  I didn't go out looking for him, and I don't know anybody that did, but he had a significant impact on our mission.  And from what I have seen on the internet today, he cost us:
- 6 guys from his own unit.
- an undetermined (unannounced) number of guys from other units.
- 5 bad guys we had at Gitmo.

If it were up to me, I'd show him those five recently-vacated cells at Gitmo and tell him to pick one.  Then I'd "debrief" his ass in it until we close the whole thing all down.  And then I'd leave him there. 

Fuck Bowe Bergdahl. And even more, fuck his CiC.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (90CAH)

192 I may be OT early here, but fuck Bergdahl, and fuck his CIC for this fucking swap.

I was in Paktiya when he decided to go for his little walk through the mountains.  I didn't go out looking for him, and I don't know anybody that did, but he had a significant impact on our mission.  And from what I have seen on the internet today, he cost us:
- 6 guys from his own unit.
- an undetermined (unannounced) number of guys from other units.
- 5 bad guys we had at Gitmo.

If it were up to me, I'd show him those five recently-vacated cells at Gitmo and tell him to pick one.  Then I'd "debrief" his ass in it until we close the whole thing all down.  And then I'd leave him there. 

Fuck Bowe Bergdahl. And even more, fuck his CiC.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:18 PM (90CAH)

193 >>O'Bama is laying down a line of bullshit from the Rose Garden. Posted by: Doctor Fish Every time he gives a speech in the Rose Garden the White House gardner doesn't have to apply fertilizer for a month.

Posted by: Aviator at May 31, 2014 01:19 PM (3rrMW)

194 >>O'Bama is laying down a line of bullshit from the Rose Garden. Posted by: Doctor Fish Every time he gives a speech in the Rose Garden the White House gardner doesn't have to apply fertilizer for a month.

Posted by: Aviator at May 31, 2014 01:19 PM (3rrMW)

195 NDH, the admin hasn't had a good political move since turning Candy Crowley into Obama's hand puppet in the middle of the second debate.  I'm not sure that took any great skill, either, but at least it was impressive to the LIVs.  Doing nothing for the past 5 years actually looks worse than failing but trying IMO.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 01:19 PM (sQ0LB)

196 NDH, the admin hasn't had a good political move since turning Candy Crowley into Obama's hand puppet in the middle of the second debate.  I'm not sure that took any great skill, either, but at least it was impressive to the LIVs.  Doing nothing for the past 5 years actually looks worse than failing but trying IMO.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 31, 2014 01:19 PM (sQ0LB)

197 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (bKSy7)

198 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (bKSy7)

199 We had outdoor cats until this year. I'm sure that's why they've never been here before. A neighbor just tore down a disused greenhouse in his backyard, I'm guessing that's where they used to live.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (ZshNr)

200 We had outdoor cats until this year. I'm sure that's why they've never been here before. A neighbor just tore down a disused greenhouse in his backyard, I'm guessing that's where they used to live.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (ZshNr)

201 >>> Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because to ...

... fix it would mean taking care of people who don't historically vote D 90+% of the time.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (90CAH)

202 >>> Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because to ...

... fix it would mean taking care of people who don't historically vote D 90+% of the time.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (90CAH)

203 Lincolntf- beware of buck fever, young man.

Posted by: airpowertotherescue at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (hxtqI)

204 Lincolntf- beware of buck fever, young man.

Posted by: airpowertotherescue at May 31, 2014 01:21 PM (hxtqI)

205 Damn Bomber. That's a perspective most have never thought of.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:22 PM (DmNpO)

206 Damn Bomber. That's a perspective most have never thought of.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:22 PM (DmNpO)

207 Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because.... Zeke Emanuel

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:23 PM (DmNpO)

208 Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because.... Zeke Emanuel

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:23 PM (DmNpO)

209 99 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax. And if only we all had single-payer health care, the VA would not look so bad by comparison.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:23 PM (qyomX)

210 99 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax. And if only we all had single-payer health care, the VA would not look so bad by comparison.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:23 PM (qyomX)

211
I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years.  I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. 

Employees are instructed to never take a patient early, but stick with the computer schedule, irrespective whether it will improve patient flow.  If employees violate the union directive, they are chastised by the union representatives and classified as uncooperative. 

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:24 PM (nQjHM)

212
I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years.  I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. 

Employees are instructed to never take a patient early, but stick with the computer schedule, irrespective whether it will improve patient flow.  If employees violate the union directive, they are chastised by the union representatives and classified as uncooperative. 

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:24 PM (nQjHM)

213 I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years. I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. Employees are instructed to never take a patient early, but stick with the computer schedule, irrespective whether it will improve patient flow. If employees violate the union directive, they are chastised by the union representatives and classified as uncooperative. *** Nothing, and I mean nothing, including human life, is so important as union rules.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:28 PM (DmNpO)

214 I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years. I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. Employees are instructed to never take a patient early, but stick with the computer schedule, irrespective whether it will improve patient flow. If employees violate the union directive, they are chastised by the union representatives and classified as uncooperative. *** Nothing, and I mean nothing, including human life, is so important as union rules.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:28 PM (DmNpO)

215 43 >> Sales of Rules for Radicals?
 
CC, I'd give moar credit to that sales boost to the NEA, which listed it on their recommended summer reading list.
 
toby, here's the link to that Daily Beast article about the group of 8 VA cardiologists seeing very few patients per day:
 
http://tinyurl.com/lgsgd7t

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2014 01:29 PM (cHZB7)

216 43 >> Sales of Rules for Radicals?
 
CC, I'd give moar credit to that sales boost to the NEA, which listed it on their recommended summer reading list.
 
toby, here's the link to that Daily Beast article about the group of 8 VA cardiologists seeing very few patients per day:
 
http://tinyurl.com/lgsgd7t

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 31, 2014 01:29 PM (cHZB7)

217 >>> Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because.... Zeke Emanuel

Well that's even darker than what I was thinking.  But, yeah.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:29 PM (90CAH)

218 >>> Perhaps they did not want to address the [VA] issue because.... Zeke Emanuel

Well that's even darker than what I was thinking.  But, yeah.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:29 PM (90CAH)

219 Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse? ---------------- Why..., it's almost as if he wants discord and chaos.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 01:30 PM (aDwsi)

220 Is there ANYTHING Barky has touched that he hasn't made worse? ---------------- Why..., it's almost as if he wants discord and chaos.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 01:30 PM (aDwsi)

221

106...Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 06:24 PM (nQjHM)

 

That doesn't surprise me, Doctor Fish.

 

Unions are anti-consumer.

All of them are.

 

Unfortunately, in this case, the consumers are our Vets.

 

I wonder if it would be possible to get documentation of their 'directive' to slow down the timeliness of patient care?

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:31 PM (XaGbp)

222

106...Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 06:24 PM (nQjHM)

 

That doesn't surprise me, Doctor Fish.

 

Unions are anti-consumer.

All of them are.

 

Unfortunately, in this case, the consumers are our Vets.

 

I wonder if it would be possible to get documentation of their 'directive' to slow down the timeliness of patient care?

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:31 PM (XaGbp)

223

 Bomber, Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (KzHPe)

224

 Bomber, Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (KzHPe)

225 SONOFABITCH! http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (DmNpO)

226 SONOFABITCH! http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (DmNpO)

227 Posted by: Lewis at May 31, 2014 06:18 PM (9fg41) Money and budgets are the way these rat bastards keep score, not performance or service!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (o3MSL)

228 Posted by: Lewis at May 31, 2014 06:18 PM (9fg41) Money and budgets are the way these rat bastards keep score, not performance or service!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 01:32 PM (o3MSL)

229 106 I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years. I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. Many decades ago, my father took a job in a union machine shop. He decided that the machine he was running could run faster, so he cranked it up. The shop steward came over and told him to slow it back down, so he didn't make everyone else look bad. Priorities.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:33 PM (qyomX)

230 106 I use the VA facilities in WPB and have for over ten years. I learned this week that scheduling is very important to the union, and the employees are chastised by union leadership for attempting to move patients through the system in a timely manner. Many decades ago, my father took a job in a union machine shop. He decided that the machine he was running could run faster, so he cranked it up. The shop steward came over and told him to slow it back down, so he didn't make everyone else look bad. Priorities.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:33 PM (qyomX)

231 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:32 PM (DmNpO) Looks like Bomber is on target!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 01:35 PM (o3MSL)

232 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:32 PM (DmNpO) Looks like Bomber is on target!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2014 01:35 PM (o3MSL)

233 Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 06:33 PM (qyomX)

Had a friend who worked at the Volvo dealership, a mechanic, and a good one.  Got himself a county job.  First week, his co-workers were all, calm down, have a coffee, chill out.  Was astonished, didn't even get his clothes dirty.  As a mechanic.  He's doing well, not so much the county taxpayers.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (8lmkt)

234 Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 06:33 PM (qyomX)

Had a friend who worked at the Volvo dealership, a mechanic, and a good one.  Got himself a county job.  First week, his co-workers were all, calm down, have a coffee, chill out.  Was astonished, didn't even get his clothes dirty.  As a mechanic.  He's doing well, not so much the county taxpayers.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (8lmkt)

235

113 SONOFABITCH!

 

http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

 

-------------

 

So...maybe Bergdahl wanted to get captured, so that he could be used in a prisoner swap?

That was the plan all along?

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (XaGbp)

236

113 SONOFABITCH!

 

http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

 

-------------

 

So...maybe Bergdahl wanted to get captured, so that he could be used in a prisoner swap?

That was the plan all along?

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (XaGbp)

237
I wonder if it would be possible to get documentation of their 'directive' to slow down the timeliness of patient care?

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 06:31 PM (XaGbp)


I'm unsure whether the directive is oral or written.  The person who gave me the information is a radiation technician, and she responded only when I asked about altering my appointment schedule. 

She is very conscientious about her duties, but was very concerned with the union representatives ability to damage her career. I would classify her response as frightened of the potential consequence for defying the union.










Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (nQjHM)

238
I wonder if it would be possible to get documentation of their 'directive' to slow down the timeliness of patient care?

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 06:31 PM (XaGbp)


I'm unsure whether the directive is oral or written.  The person who gave me the information is a radiation technician, and she responded only when I asked about altering my appointment schedule. 

She is very conscientious about her duties, but was very concerned with the union representatives ability to damage her career. I would classify her response as frightened of the potential consequence for defying the union.










Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (nQjHM)

239 SONOFABITCH! I don't read twat very well, is that the father saying that, or Aldohikey?

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (QupBk)

240 SONOFABITCH! I don't read twat very well, is that the father saying that, or Aldohikey?

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 01:36 PM (QupBk)

241 Many decades ago, my father took a job in a union machine shop. He decided that the machine he was running could run faster, so he cranked it up. The shop steward came over and told him to slow it back down, so he didn't make everyone else look bad. Priorities. *** I've told the story before of my former roomie, a belt supervisor at UPS, who found a package on the ground outside the building and tossed it back into the building. He was written up and had to pay everyone on his belt an extra 30 minutes that night for "taking work away from" them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (DmNpO)

242 Many decades ago, my father took a job in a union machine shop. He decided that the machine he was running could run faster, so he cranked it up. The shop steward came over and told him to slow it back down, so he didn't make everyone else look bad. Priorities. *** I've told the story before of my former roomie, a belt supervisor at UPS, who found a package on the ground outside the building and tossed it back into the building. He was written up and had to pay everyone on his belt an extra 30 minutes that night for "taking work away from" them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (DmNpO)

243 Sitting here on the back porch gazing at a splendid New England spring evening. Cardinals, wren, one very persistent sparrow, phoebes all in fine voice tonight. Local mockingbird has not yet shown up with his incomparable nonsense. Sun shining and about sixty-five, but forecast for low forties tonight. All the rhodies are in bloom.

Posted by: Caliban at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (2ArJQ)

244 Sitting here on the back porch gazing at a splendid New England spring evening. Cardinals, wren, one very persistent sparrow, phoebes all in fine voice tonight. Local mockingbird has not yet shown up with his incomparable nonsense. Sun shining and about sixty-five, but forecast for low forties tonight. All the rhodies are in bloom.

Posted by: Caliban at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (2ArJQ)

245 Could we please get on about the business of nuking the Taliban. Please!? 5 for 1 is not a bad deal (trade monkeys for people, yes, duh!). I think we maybe need to net up a few more of those morons (the bad kind of morons, no not you!) and start a little free market economy in hostages. Who cares. What difference at this point does it make? (no laughing!) We can kill them all the next time that we see them anyhow (which, mostly, is what we should have done the first time around)! It would be such a cool way to close Guantanamo. No customers, no room-service, no guards, no whining, no morning prayers ... sigh....light at the end of the funnel.

Posted by: and irresolute at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (gNTQS)

246 Could we please get on about the business of nuking the Taliban. Please!? 5 for 1 is not a bad deal (trade monkeys for people, yes, duh!). I think we maybe need to net up a few more of those morons (the bad kind of morons, no not you!) and start a little free market economy in hostages. Who cares. What difference at this point does it make? (no laughing!) We can kill them all the next time that we see them anyhow (which, mostly, is what we should have done the first time around)! It would be such a cool way to close Guantanamo. No customers, no room-service, no guards, no whining, no morning prayers ... sigh....light at the end of the funnel.

Posted by: and irresolute at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (gNTQS)

247 Was there a podcast this week? I don't recall seeing mention of one.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (8OfdL)

248 Was there a podcast this week? I don't recall seeing mention of one.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at May 31, 2014 01:37 PM (8OfdL)

249 and is that the father with the taliban beard?

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (QupBk)

250 and is that the father with the taliban beard?

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (QupBk)

251 I don't read twat very well, is that the father saying that, or Aldohikey? *** Bergdahl's twitter TL https://twitter.com/bobbergdahl

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (DmNpO)

252 I don't read twat very well, is that the father saying that, or Aldohikey? *** Bergdahl's twitter TL https://twitter.com/bobbergdahl

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (DmNpO)

253 113 SONOFABITCH!
http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

Saw a bunch of stuff like that earlier when the news first broke.  Variously, they said he had wandered outside the wire or been out drunk.  Clearly there is more to this story.  And his old man, well, he should just be declared an enemy combatant and dealt with accordingly.  {spits}

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (8lmkt)

254 113 SONOFABITCH!
http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

Saw a bunch of stuff like that earlier when the news first broke.  Variously, they said he had wandered outside the wire or been out drunk.  Clearly there is more to this story.  And his old man, well, he should just be declared an enemy combatant and dealt with accordingly.  {spits}

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:39 PM (8lmkt)

255 Was there a podcast this week? I don't recall seeing mention of one. Posted by: J. Random Dude at May 31, 2014 06:37 PM (8OfdL) ****** Nope.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 01:40 PM (ojnk6)

256 Was there a podcast this week? I don't recall seeing mention of one. Posted by: J. Random Dude at May 31, 2014 06:37 PM (8OfdL) ****** Nope.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 01:40 PM (ojnk6)

257 We all know the "fix" is going to be to add another layer of beuracracy. Much like after 9/11 we got the DHS I foresee leviathan getting bigger as a result of this. And what really galls me is that Obama made a big deal of fixing the va in 2008 when he was running against McCain, sure it was a cynical ploy and sop to veterens but he made promises and he failed utterly over the last 5 years to live up to those promises. A functioning opposition party would be taking advantage right now.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:40 PM (bKSy7)

258 We all know the "fix" is going to be to add another layer of beuracracy. Much like after 9/11 we got the DHS I foresee leviathan getting bigger as a result of this. And what really galls me is that Obama made a big deal of fixing the va in 2008 when he was running against McCain, sure it was a cynical ploy and sop to veterens but he made promises and he failed utterly over the last 5 years to live up to those promises. A functioning opposition party would be taking advantage right now.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:40 PM (bKSy7)

259 129 And what really galls me is that Obama made a big deal of fixing the va in 2008 when he was running against McCain, sure it was a cynical ploy and sop to veterens but he made promises and he failed utterly over the last 5 years to live up to those promises. Bet he didn't even try.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:41 PM (qyomX)

260 129 And what really galls me is that Obama made a big deal of fixing the va in 2008 when he was running against McCain, sure it was a cynical ploy and sop to veterens but he made promises and he failed utterly over the last 5 years to live up to those promises. Bet he didn't even try.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:41 PM (qyomX)

261 I'm all for gay myriad.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 31, 2014 01:41 PM (OZmbA)

262 I'm all for gay myriad.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 31, 2014 01:41 PM (OZmbA)

263 and is that the father with the taliban beard? *** Yep, but I just figured it was something like "I won't shave until my son comes home"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (DmNpO)

264 and is that the father with the taliban beard? *** Yep, but I just figured it was something like "I won't shave until my son comes home"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (DmNpO)

265 >>> SONOFABITCH!

>>> http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

FBB.  FBB's daddy.

And mostly, FBHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (90CAH)

266 >>> SONOFABITCH!

>>> http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR

FBB.  FBB's daddy.

And mostly, FBHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (90CAH)

267 I get the sinking feeling that Bergdahl is going to be hailed by the left/MSM/BIRM as a one of their beloved herovictims. If anyone demands answers for what he did and even mentions the men who died looking for his dumb ass...well, the bullshit righteous indignation will be something to see.

Posted by: Jaws at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (Rbtz3)

268 I get the sinking feeling that Bergdahl is going to be hailed by the left/MSM/BIRM as a one of their beloved herovictims. If anyone demands answers for what he did and even mentions the men who died looking for his dumb ass...well, the bullshit righteous indignation will be something to see.

Posted by: Jaws at May 31, 2014 01:42 PM (Rbtz3)

269 I have 12 cans of cola, Billy takes two.

What are the names of Billy's two mommies?

Posted by: Common Core at May 31, 2014 01:43 PM (hGOuR)

270 I have 12 cans of cola, Billy takes two.

What are the names of Billy's two mommies?

Posted by: Common Core at May 31, 2014 01:43 PM (hGOuR)

271 Bet he didn't even try. Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 06:41 PM (qyomX) ****** As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 01:44 PM (ojnk6)

272 Bet he didn't even try. Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 06:41 PM (qyomX) ****** As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 01:44 PM (ojnk6)

273 Obama's America: We don't negotiate with Terrorists. We bend over for them.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:45 PM (oB6o2)

274 Obama's America: We don't negotiate with Terrorists. We bend over for them.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:45 PM (oB6o2)

275 The problems at the VA are due to the civil service rules, and the government union. The problems have nothing to do with money. But the Dims don't want to address the real problems -- government workers and unions -- so they just keep screaming that they need more money. It won't matter how many more billions congress pours down this black hole. Until they address the real problems, nothing will change. But they won't address the real problems, so nothing will change.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (E6eh3)

276 The problems at the VA are due to the civil service rules, and the government union. The problems have nothing to do with money. But the Dims don't want to address the real problems -- government workers and unions -- so they just keep screaming that they need more money. It won't matter how many more billions congress pours down this black hole. Until they address the real problems, nothing will change. But they won't address the real problems, so nothing will change.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (E6eh3)

277
Yo........Rachel Corrie and Rachel Jeantel the rapper's ho!

Posted by: Fity Cent at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (nQjHM)

278
Yo........Rachel Corrie and Rachel Jeantel the rapper's ho!

Posted by: Fity Cent at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (nQjHM)

279 Of course. obama wouldn't be making this spectacle if there wasn't big political upside in it for him. In other words, the narrative has already been hatched and it's ready for the spinning.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (7lPnF)

280 Of course. obama wouldn't be making this spectacle if there wasn't big political upside in it for him. In other words, the narrative has already been hatched and it's ready for the spinning.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (7lPnF)

281

136...As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush.

 

----------

 

And he probably did this as a gift to the Union.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (XaGbp)

282

136...As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush.

 

----------

 

And he probably did this as a gift to the Union.

Posted by: wheatie at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (XaGbp)

283 136 As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush Sounds headline-worthy, but somehow I must have missed all the coverage. Although it sounds as though they didn't need a scheduling system upgrade; they needed an integrity upgrade.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (qyomX)

284 136 As I posted upthread, he spiked a 200 million program to update/upgrade to the VA patient scheduling system put in place under Bush Sounds headline-worthy, but somehow I must have missed all the coverage. Although it sounds as though they didn't need a scheduling system upgrade; they needed an integrity upgrade.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 01:46 PM (qyomX)

285 Union goons slapped me around at 15 for 'working too hard and making them look bad'. I was 15.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:47 PM (oB6o2)

286 Union goons slapped me around at 15 for 'working too hard and making them look bad'. I was 15.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:47 PM (oB6o2)

287 Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl, who knowingly brought his troubles upon himself.

Meanwhile, the Marine sergeant who inadvertently drove into Mexico with guns in his car remains in a Mexican federal prison.

While the Obama administration that _deliberately_ sent guns into Mexico does precisely nothing to help get him released, and get him home.

No circle of Hell too hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 01:47 PM (noWW6)

288 Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl, who knowingly brought his troubles upon himself.

Meanwhile, the Marine sergeant who inadvertently drove into Mexico with guns in his car remains in a Mexican federal prison.

While the Obama administration that _deliberately_ sent guns into Mexico does precisely nothing to help get him released, and get him home.

No circle of Hell too hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 01:47 PM (noWW6)

289 Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl Which begs the question : Is this why Karzai is refusing to meet with Obama?

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:50 PM (oB6o2)

290 Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl Which begs the question : Is this why Karzai is refusing to meet with Obama?

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 01:50 PM (oB6o2)

291
The WPB VA has an on-line presence that is absolutely amazing.  It's bulky, cumbersome, and provides hundreds of possible answers to question many would never think to ask. 

A lot of money was spent on the system, but it remains a very difficult navigable program, especially for elderly veterans.

If you wish to take a peek at the surface, visit this URL.


http://tinyurl.com/ofql59e

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:51 PM (nQjHM)

292
The WPB VA has an on-line presence that is absolutely amazing.  It's bulky, cumbersome, and provides hundreds of possible answers to question many would never think to ask. 

A lot of money was spent on the system, but it remains a very difficult navigable program, especially for elderly veterans.

If you wish to take a peek at the surface, visit this URL.


http://tinyurl.com/ofql59e

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 01:51 PM (nQjHM)

293 As usual, no one in the media, and especially the useless Republicans, is asking: Why Did It Take 5 Years For obama To Do Shit?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:53 PM (7lPnF)

294 As usual, no one in the media, and especially the useless Republicans, is asking: Why Did It Take 5 Years For obama To Do Shit?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 01:53 PM (7lPnF)

295 No circle of Hell too hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 06:47 PM (noWW6)

No shit.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (8lmkt)

296 No circle of Hell too hot.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 06:47 PM (noWW6)

No shit.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (8lmkt)

297 I also hate when the ill-informed little shits "correct" one against ending a sentence in a preposition. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:07 PM (DmNpO) I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (zT0DN)

298 I also hate when the ill-informed little shits "correct" one against ending a sentence in a preposition. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:07 PM (DmNpO) I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (zT0DN)

299 Which begs the question : Is this why Karzai is refusing to meet with Obama?

Posted by: garrett


Even Karzai has a limit when it comes to psychotic, corrupt pols.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (nZiT2)

300 Which begs the question : Is this why Karzai is refusing to meet with Obama?

Posted by: garrett


Even Karzai has a limit when it comes to psychotic, corrupt pols.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at May 31, 2014 01:55 PM (nZiT2)

301
One of my first priorities as president will be to appoint my husband Bill to a Blue Ribbon Commission to determine what went wrong at the VA, and then take action to correct the problems left by both Bush and Obama. 

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Rodham Clinton at May 31, 2014 01:56 PM (nQjHM)

302
One of my first priorities as president will be to appoint my husband Bill to a Blue Ribbon Commission to determine what went wrong at the VA, and then take action to correct the problems left by both Bush and Obama. 

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Rodham Clinton at May 31, 2014 01:56 PM (nQjHM)

303 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 06:21 PM (bKSy7)



You forgot to add not repealing Obama care.

Posted by: John R. at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (QIVJq)

304 The only thing that can fix what ails the VA is comprehensive immigration reform and a push for high speed rail and possibly a carbon tax.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 06:21 PM (bKSy7)



You forgot to add not repealing Obama care.

Posted by: John R. at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (QIVJq)

305 @151 It would not surprise me in the least if Jaime gorelick winds in charge of fixing the VA. Not one bit.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (bKSy7)

306 @151 It would not surprise me in the least if Jaime gorelick winds in charge of fixing the VA. Not one bit.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (bKSy7)

307 >>> Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl, who knowingly brought his troubles upon himself.

And his unit. 

And every other unit in RC-East. 

And every other unit in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (90CAH)

308 >>> Obama goes to great lengths to spring Bergdahl, who knowingly brought his troubles upon himself.

And his unit. 

And every other unit in RC-East. 

And every other unit in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 01:58 PM (90CAH)

309 I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin. *** I must admit to taking a bit of perverse pleasure in correcting those who correct incorrectly. It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper but it seems that few others do.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:59 PM (DmNpO)

310 I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin. *** I must admit to taking a bit of perverse pleasure in correcting those who correct incorrectly. It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper but it seems that few others do.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 01:59 PM (DmNpO)

311 113 SONOFABITCH! http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:32 PM (DmNpO) So this prisoner exchange is exactly what the deserter was going for all along. How convenient that Obumma accommodated him.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:02 PM (oMKp3)

312 113 SONOFABITCH! http://t.co/aBQIoI3dVR Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:32 PM (DmNpO) So this prisoner exchange is exactly what the deserter was going for all along. How convenient that Obumma accommodated him.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:02 PM (oMKp3)

313
It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:59 PM (DmNpO)


Is it proper for President Obama to pick up a turd by the clean end?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 02:02 PM (nQjHM)

314
It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:59 PM (DmNpO)


Is it proper for President Obama to pick up a turd by the clean end?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2014 02:02 PM (nQjHM)

315 155 I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin. *** I must admit to taking a bit of perverse pleasure in correcting those who correct incorrectly. It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper but it seems that few others do. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:59 PM (DmNpO) I on the other hand merely propose that Grammar Nazi's should be nuked from orbit and the strike location be covered in Concrete! Seems the least we could do.

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 02:04 PM (tQYJH)

316 155 I was recently listening to a podcast, and they were interviewing an editor from Merriam-Webster. She said it was perfectly fine to end a sentence with a preposition. The "rule" had come about in the 1600s(?) because one guy thought that English should be more like Latin. He began advocating for a rule that banned ending with one to bring English into line with Latin. *** I must admit to taking a bit of perverse pleasure in correcting those who correct incorrectly. It's kind of like eating asparagus with your fingers. YOU know it's proper but it seems that few others do. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 06:59 PM (DmNpO) I on the other hand merely propose that Grammar Nazi's should be nuked from orbit and the strike location be covered in Concrete! Seems the least we could do.

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 02:04 PM (tQYJH)

317 I on the other hand merely propose that Grammar Nazi's should be nuked from orbit and the strike location be covered in Concrete!

Seems the least we could do.

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 07:04 PM (tQYJH)

I have to agree.  Nobody comes here for a grammar lesson.  Plus, there's the adult beverage factor, which has bitten probably all of us in the ass more than once!  That said, however, I will go to my grave without ever having ended a sentence with a preposition.  It always irks me in otherwise well-written books. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:06 PM (8lmkt)

318 I on the other hand merely propose that Grammar Nazi's should be nuked from orbit and the strike location be covered in Concrete!

Seems the least we could do.

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 07:04 PM (tQYJH)

I have to agree.  Nobody comes here for a grammar lesson.  Plus, there's the adult beverage factor, which has bitten probably all of us in the ass more than once!  That said, however, I will go to my grave without ever having ended a sentence with a preposition.  It always irks me in otherwise well-written books. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:06 PM (8lmkt)

319 Is it proper for President Obama to pick up a turd by the clean end? - You should never end a sentence with the word "end" because it is redundant.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:09 PM (Mogjf)

320 Is it proper for President Obama to pick up a turd by the clean end? - You should never end a sentence with the word "end" because it is redundant.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:09 PM (Mogjf)

321 There is never enough money when much of it is being stolen. Close the VA, give vets federal employee insurance with vouchers to cover all deductibles and co-pays. It will give vets better care, their choice doctors and hospitals, and closer to their homes, as well as be cheaper for taxpayers and send fewer dues to the union thieves that run it now.

Posted by: Adjoran at May 31, 2014 02:09 PM (QIQ6j)

322 There is never enough money when much of it is being stolen. Close the VA, give vets federal employee insurance with vouchers to cover all deductibles and co-pays. It will give vets better care, their choice doctors and hospitals, and closer to their homes, as well as be cheaper for taxpayers and send fewer dues to the union thieves that run it now.

Posted by: Adjoran at May 31, 2014 02:09 PM (QIQ6j)

323 There is one grammar issue that makes me insane and the fact that it is technically "optional" makes me scream: The Oxford/Harvard/serial comma. There is no reason in this world why it should not be mandatory, and that goes double for business communications. I feel quite certain that, should anyone ever challenge me too strongly on this point, I could end up in jail.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:10 PM (DmNpO)

324 There is one grammar issue that makes me insane and the fact that it is technically "optional" makes me scream: The Oxford/Harvard/serial comma. There is no reason in this world why it should not be mandatory, and that goes double for business communications. I feel quite certain that, should anyone ever challenge me too strongly on this point, I could end up in jail.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:10 PM (DmNpO)

325 Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 07:06 PM (8lmkt) Students Lament Latin is a Dead Language As dead as it can be First it killed the Romans and now it's killing me! As pointed out above the proscription against ending with a preposition came from a 1600's Latin Nazi! Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it!

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 02:13 PM (tQYJH)

326 Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 07:06 PM (8lmkt) Students Lament Latin is a Dead Language As dead as it can be First it killed the Romans and now it's killing me! As pointed out above the proscription against ending with a preposition came from a 1600's Latin Nazi! Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it!

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 02:13 PM (tQYJH)

327 >>> Close the VA, give vets federal employee insurance with vouchers to cover all deductibles and co-pays.

As a future vet, I would much rather put all members of Congress (and the Executive branch, and maybe even the whole goddamn FedGov) under VA care.  Best and fastest way to guarantee an immediate improvement in VA efficiency.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:14 PM (90CAH)

328 >>> Close the VA, give vets federal employee insurance with vouchers to cover all deductibles and co-pays.

As a future vet, I would much rather put all members of Congress (and the Executive branch, and maybe even the whole goddamn FedGov) under VA care.  Best and fastest way to guarantee an immediate improvement in VA efficiency.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:14 PM (90CAH)

329 Fall in!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at May 31, 2014 02:14 PM (nZiT2)

330 Fall in!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at May 31, 2014 02:14 PM (nZiT2)

331 That said, however, I will go to my grave without ever having ended a sentence with a preposition. What are you so worried about? What are you scared of?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:15 PM (oMKp3)

332 That said, however, I will go to my grave without ever having ended a sentence with a preposition. What are you so worried about? What are you scared of?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:15 PM (oMKp3)

333 Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it! *** And, most often it does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:15 PM (DmNpO)

334 Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it! *** And, most often it does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:15 PM (DmNpO)

335 I lub you Grammie! How are you feeling?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:16 PM (DmNpO)

336 I lub you Grammie! How are you feeling?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:16 PM (DmNpO)

337 Just don't like the way it sounds, grammie!  It's not a fear thing, just a holdover from a very rigorous education.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:16 PM (8lmkt)

338 Just don't like the way it sounds, grammie!  It's not a fear thing, just a holdover from a very rigorous education.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:16 PM (8lmkt)

339 And, most often it does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:15 PM (DmNpO)


Now, see, that looks very awkward to me.  I'd go for "And, most often, it does."  Or simply "And most often it does."

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:17 PM (8lmkt)

340 And, most often it does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:15 PM (DmNpO)


Now, see, that looks very awkward to me.  I'd go for "And, most often, it does."  Or simply "And most often it does."

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:17 PM (8lmkt)

341 162 There is one grammar issue that makes me insane and the fact that it is technically "optional" makes me scream: The Oxford/Harvard/serial comma. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:10 PM (DmNpO) What is that? I'm a big comma user and I want to make sure I get them right.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:18 PM (sdi6R)

342 162 There is one grammar issue that makes me insane and the fact that it is technically "optional" makes me scream: The Oxford/Harvard/serial comma. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:10 PM (DmNpO) What is that? I'm a big comma user and I want to make sure I get them right.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:18 PM (sdi6R)

343 168 I lub you Grammie! How are you feeling? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:16 PM (DmNpO) I lub you back! Still dealing with the pneumonia. Doctor says it will take me about a month to be rid of this Lung Beast. Oh well, there goes my audition for Dancing With the Stars.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:18 PM (oMKp3)

344 168 I lub you Grammie! How are you feeling? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:16 PM (DmNpO) I lub you back! Still dealing with the pneumonia. Doctor says it will take me about a month to be rid of this Lung Beast. Oh well, there goes my audition for Dancing With the Stars.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:18 PM (oMKp3)

345 169 Just don't like the way it sounds, grammie! It's not a fear thing, just a holdover from a very rigorous education. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 07:16 PM (8lmkt) I was just poking ya, Peaches, for giggles. Each one of my questions ended with a preposition. Lame joke.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:19 PM (oMKp3)

346 169 Just don't like the way it sounds, grammie! It's not a fear thing, just a holdover from a very rigorous education. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 07:16 PM (8lmkt) I was just poking ya, Peaches, for giggles. Each one of my questions ended with a preposition. Lame joke.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:19 PM (oMKp3)

347 How come nobody ever talks about and the VA when Bush was president? Why pick on the black guy? this country is so racist .

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at May 31, 2014 02:20 PM (hP/Mt)

348 How come nobody ever talks about and the VA when Bush was president? Why pick on the black guy? this country is so racist .

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at May 31, 2014 02:20 PM (hP/Mt)

349 Now, see, that looks very awkward to me. I'd go for "And, most often, it does." Or simply "And most often it does." *** That's because it is awkward. Crappy keyboarding skills strike again.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:22 PM (DmNpO)

350 Now, see, that looks very awkward to me. I'd go for "And, most often, it does." Or simply "And most often it does." *** That's because it is awkward. Crappy keyboarding skills strike again.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:22 PM (DmNpO)

351 I lub you back! Still dealing with the pneumonia. Doctor says it will take me about a month to be rid of this Lung Beast. Oh well, there goes my audition for Dancing With the Stars. *** Are you feeling any better?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:22 PM (DmNpO)

352 I lub you back! Still dealing with the pneumonia. Doctor says it will take me about a month to be rid of this Lung Beast. Oh well, there goes my audition for Dancing With the Stars. *** Are you feeling any better?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:22 PM (DmNpO)

353 I'm back, vermin beware. Probably a half hour until the sun is totally obscured by trees. They were here by 8 last night. Debated the practicality of throwing a few Fritos onto the depleted bird seed store ( I haven't refilled the feeder for two days, there's not much left), decided I'd wait and see. If they don't show up early, I'll sweeten the pot, hopefully get it over with tonight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:23 PM (ZshNr)

354 I'm back, vermin beware. Probably a half hour until the sun is totally obscured by trees. They were here by 8 last night. Debated the practicality of throwing a few Fritos onto the depleted bird seed store ( I haven't refilled the feeder for two days, there's not much left), decided I'd wait and see. If they don't show up early, I'll sweeten the pot, hopefully get it over with tonight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:23 PM (ZshNr)

355 "Scientists" admit polar bear numbers were made to "satisfy public demand." I know that I, for one, was demanding fake polar bear numbers. From Weasel Zippers.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:23 PM (Mogjf)

356 "Scientists" admit polar bear numbers were made to "satisfy public demand." I know that I, for one, was demanding fake polar bear numbers. From Weasel Zippers.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:23 PM (Mogjf)

357 OT food question So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just sauté it all together and add the feta at the end?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:24 PM (oMKp3)

358 OT food question So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just sauté it all together and add the feta at the end?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:24 PM (oMKp3)

359 What is that? I'm a big comma user and I want to make sure I get them right. *** It is the final comma that breaks the bond in a series, i.e., A priest, an attorney, a doctor, a teacher, and a pervert walk into a bar. Now remove the final comma and see what a difference it makes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:25 PM (DmNpO)

360 What is that? I'm a big comma user and I want to make sure I get them right. *** It is the final comma that breaks the bond in a series, i.e., A priest, an attorney, a doctor, a teacher, and a pervert walk into a bar. Now remove the final comma and see what a difference it makes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:25 PM (DmNpO)

361 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:22 PM (DmNpO) When my fever is down, I do feel better. When it goes up, I disappear back under the covers. I did get out today to the farmers market on the lakefront. That was like heaven. Thank you so kindly for asking.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (oMKp3)

362 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:22 PM (DmNpO) When my fever is down, I do feel better. When it goes up, I disappear back under the covers. I did get out today to the farmers market on the lakefront. That was like heaven. Thank you so kindly for asking.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (oMKp3)

363 So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. Sounds like a salad to me.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (QupBk)

364 So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. Sounds like a salad to me.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (QupBk)

365 For example: I'm a big comma user, and I want to make sure I get them right. Kind of de minimus. It's a comma at the end of a comma separated list, before the "and". Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (cHwSy)

366 For example: I'm a big comma user, and I want to make sure I get them right. Kind of de minimus. It's a comma at the end of a comma separated list, before the "and". Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 31, 2014 02:26 PM (cHwSy)

367 Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 07:26 PM (QupBk) Hmmmm..... I could go for a salad .....

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (oMKp3)

368 Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 07:26 PM (QupBk) Hmmmm..... I could go for a salad .....

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (oMKp3)

369 Minus the asparagus, sounds good to me Grammie. Maybe use some balsamic and olive oil when sauteeing?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (ojnk6)

370 Minus the asparagus, sounds good to me Grammie. Maybe use some balsamic and olive oil when sauteeing?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (ojnk6)

371 Oh, OK. I always use a comma before the 'and' in a list.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (sdi6R)

372 Oh, OK. I always use a comma before the 'and' in a list.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:28 PM (sdi6R)

373 When my fever is down, I do feel better. When it goes up, I disappear back under the covers. I did get out today to the farmers market on the lakefront. That was like heaven. Thank you so kindly for asking. *** I'm very happy to learn of your improvement.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (DmNpO)

374 When my fever is down, I do feel better. When it goes up, I disappear back under the covers. I did get out today to the farmers market on the lakefront. That was like heaven. Thank you so kindly for asking. *** I'm very happy to learn of your improvement.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (DmNpO)

375 Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3) Sounds like a plan. I often mix in whatever leftover starch item I have on hand as well. We call it a "_____,____ mess" forwhatever the main meat and starch are.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (GDulk)

376 Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3) Sounds like a plan. I often mix in whatever leftover starch item I have on hand as well. We call it a "_____,____ mess" forwhatever the main meat and starch are.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (GDulk)

377 185 Minus the asparagus, sounds good to me Grammie. Maybe use some balsamic and olive oil when sauteeing? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 07:28 PM (ojnk6) I have some balsamic grape seed oil that is really really good. I might try that. Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (oMKp3)

378 185 Minus the asparagus, sounds good to me Grammie. Maybe use some balsamic and olive oil when sauteeing? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 07:28 PM (ojnk6) I have some balsamic grape seed oil that is really really good. I might try that. Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:29 PM (oMKp3)

379 Oxford comma example from somewhere: "By train, plane and sedan chair, Peter Ustinov retraces a journey made by Mark Twain a century ago. The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 02:32 PM (qyomX)

380 Oxford comma example from somewhere: "By train, plane and sedan chair, Peter Ustinov retraces a journey made by Mark Twain a century ago. The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 02:32 PM (qyomX)

381 179 OT food question So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just sauté it all together and add the feta at the end? Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3) Sounds lovely. May I join you for dinner?

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 02:32 PM (16TAZ)

382 179 OT food question So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just sauté it all together and add the feta at the end? Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3) Sounds lovely. May I join you for dinner?

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 02:32 PM (16TAZ)

383 One correct grammar usage that drives me crazy is the use of the word "only". People say, quite correctly, "I only went to the store." You mean you didn't get dressed, have breakfast, and go to the store? I prefer, "I went only to the store." It is less ambiguous. I'm going to hold my breath until every English speaker in the world agrees with me. Or agrees me with. I don't care about that rule.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:33 PM (Mogjf)

384 One correct grammar usage that drives me crazy is the use of the word "only". People say, quite correctly, "I only went to the store." You mean you didn't get dressed, have breakfast, and go to the store? I prefer, "I went only to the store." It is less ambiguous. I'm going to hold my breath until every English speaker in the world agrees with me. Or agrees me with. I don't care about that rule.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:33 PM (Mogjf)

385 Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 07:32 PM (16TAZ) Anytime, Mindy. My table is your table. I also have a really nice Malbec. I'll pour you a glass.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:33 PM (oMKp3)

386 Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 07:32 PM (16TAZ) Anytime, Mindy. My table is your table. I also have a really nice Malbec. I'll pour you a glass.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 02:33 PM (oMKp3)

387 Jaime gorelick winds in charge of fixing the VA.

It's a magnitude or 2 too small of a clusterfuck for the Mistress of Distress.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:34 PM (DL2i+)

388 Jaime gorelick winds in charge of fixing the VA.

It's a magnitude or 2 too small of a clusterfuck for the Mistress of Distress.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:34 PM (DL2i+)

389 I have some balsamic grape seed oil that is really really good. I might try that. Thanks! Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:29 PM (oMKp3) ****** Any time. I tried to post your quote, and Pixy did not care for the accent mark and did the Error 500 thing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:34 PM (ojnk6)

390 I have some balsamic grape seed oil that is really really good. I might try that. Thanks! Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:29 PM (oMKp3) ****** Any time. I tried to post your quote, and Pixy did not care for the accent mark and did the Error 500 thing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:34 PM (ojnk6)

391 Just a refresher: "Shortly before he disappeared three years ago, Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was 'ashamed to even be American' and was disgusted with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 02:35 PM (aDwsi)

392 Just a refresher: "Shortly before he disappeared three years ago, Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was 'ashamed to even be American' and was disgusted with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 02:35 PM (aDwsi)

393 Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie. - Imagine the possibilities.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:35 PM (Mogjf)

394 Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie. - Imagine the possibilities.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:35 PM (Mogjf)

395 "By train, plane and sedan chair, Peter Ustinov retraces a journey made by Mark Twain a century ago. The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector." **** LOL!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (DmNpO)

396 "By train, plane and sedan chair, Peter Ustinov retraces a journey made by Mark Twain a century ago. The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector." **** LOL!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (DmNpO)

397 Just a refresher: "Shortly before he disappeared three years ago, Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was 'ashamed to even be American' and was disgusted with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine." *** Brad Thor is all over this. https://twitter.com/BradThor

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (DmNpO)

398 Just a refresher: "Shortly before he disappeared three years ago, Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was 'ashamed to even be American' and was disgusted with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine." *** Brad Thor is all over this. https://twitter.com/BradThor

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (DmNpO)

399 Holy shit, I love you guys.

But still ... fuck Bergdahl, and his CiC.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (90CAH)

400 Holy shit, I love you guys.

But still ... fuck Bergdahl, and his CiC.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:36 PM (90CAH)

401 Sounds like you have the makings for a couple of Quiche.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 02:37 PM (o39dC)

402 Sounds like you have the makings for a couple of Quiche.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 02:37 PM (o39dC)

403 Niedermeyers

Bergdahls Dad has links to Islamist propaganda on his twitter feed.












Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 02:38 PM (IVgIK)

404 Niedermeyers

Bergdahls Dad has links to Islamist propaganda on his twitter feed.












Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 02:38 PM (IVgIK)

405 Sounds like this Boowy Boreghard is messed up.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 02:38 PM (8qKcR)

406 Sounds like this Boowy Boreghard is messed up.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 02:38 PM (8qKcR)

407 Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie That should, of course, be Reggie, not Richie. Richie Rich is a little too young for Betty and Veronica.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (cHwSy)

408 Betty, Veronica, Richie, Jughead, and Archie That should, of course, be Reggie, not Richie. Richie Rich is a little too young for Betty and Veronica.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (cHwSy)

409 I'll condemn Bergdahl after he's been tried and convicted. Until then it's all jibber-jabber and hearsay. I do believe he was disaffected, that was made clear from the get go, but there are a lot of disaffected youth in the U.S. Military.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (ZshNr)

410 I'll condemn Bergdahl after he's been tried and convicted. Until then it's all jibber-jabber and hearsay. I do believe he was disaffected, that was made clear from the get go, but there are a lot of disaffected youth in the U.S. Military.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (ZshNr)

411 Just saute all together and add the feta at the end?

In the middle of 3 eggs with Ceasar dressing!

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (DL2i+)

412 Just saute all together and add the feta at the end?

In the middle of 3 eggs with Ceasar dressing!

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:39 PM (DL2i+)

413 * waits for Dorcas Blimline (?) to comment on Bergdahl 'release' *

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (aDwsi)

414 * waits for Dorcas Blimline (?) to comment on Bergdahl 'release' *

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (aDwsi)

415 Niedermeyers Bergdahls Dad has links to Islamist propaganda on his twitter feed. *** yep. I linked his TL, up there, somewhere. I am curious, however; if he has been driven mad by his son's imprisonment or if he was always this way.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (DmNpO)

416 Niedermeyers Bergdahls Dad has links to Islamist propaganda on his twitter feed. *** yep. I linked his TL, up there, somewhere. I am curious, however; if he has been driven mad by his son's imprisonment or if he was always this way.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (DmNpO)

417 Bergdahl will come home to spout islamist propaganda at every opportunity. His father too he is the only male ever to survive captivity. There is a reason for that. No doubt he deserted. We will see what else he did

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (zOTsN)

418 Bergdahl will come home to spout islamist propaganda at every opportunity. His father too he is the only male ever to survive captivity. There is a reason for that. No doubt he deserted. We will see what else he did

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:41 PM (zOTsN)

419 three days before he deserted, and yes, he no doubt deserted, he spouted all sorts of crap he was always hanging out with Afghans and not his unit I am not even sure why he went in to the military

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:43 PM (zOTsN)

420 three days before he deserted, and yes, he no doubt deserted, he spouted all sorts of crap he was always hanging out with Afghans and not his unit I am not even sure why he went in to the military

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:43 PM (zOTsN)

421 I am curious, however; if he has been driven mad by his son's imprisonment or if he was always this way. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:41 PM (DmNpO) ***** I would find it kind of hard to believe that his son's imprisonment by Islamists drove him to Islam. Likely he was there long ago. My opinion only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (ojnk6)

422 I am curious, however; if he has been driven mad by his son's imprisonment or if he was always this way. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:41 PM (DmNpO) ***** I would find it kind of hard to believe that his son's imprisonment by Islamists drove him to Islam. Likely he was there long ago. My opinion only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (ojnk6)

423 Brad Thor @BradThor 22m #Bergdahl before walking off his base and being captured: "The horror that is america is disgusting." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (ZPrif)

424 Brad Thor @BradThor 22m #Bergdahl before walking off his base and being captured: "The horror that is america is disgusting." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (ZPrif)

425 Oops, got sucked into some work stuff.  Grammie, dang, I did not know you had pneumonia, you poor sweet darlin'.  It's a bitch and your doc is correct, it takes quite a while to feel really good again.  Prayers up, my friend!

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (8lmkt)

426 Oops, got sucked into some work stuff.  Grammie, dang, I did not know you had pneumonia, you poor sweet darlin'.  It's a bitch and your doc is correct, it takes quite a while to feel really good again.  Prayers up, my friend!

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (8lmkt)

427 >>> ... but there are a lot of disaffected youth in the U.S. Military.

I may be disaffected.  I ain't young.

But it hasn't EVER crossed my mind to go wandering off alone looking for Taliban to join up with.

Fuck Bergdahl.  And Fuck BHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (90CAH)

428 >>> ... but there are a lot of disaffected youth in the U.S. Military.

I may be disaffected.  I ain't young.

But it hasn't EVER crossed my mind to go wandering off alone looking for Taliban to join up with.

Fuck Bergdahl.  And Fuck BHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:44 PM (90CAH)

429 Brad Thor @BradThor 31m "If this deployment is lame," #Bergdahl said, "I'm just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 02:45 PM (ZPrif)

430 Brad Thor @BradThor 31m "If this deployment is lame," #Bergdahl said, "I'm just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 02:45 PM (ZPrif)

431 Great. So he's a jihadi now?

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:46 PM (sdi6R)

432 Great. So he's a jihadi now?

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 02:46 PM (sdi6R)

433 "The horror that is America is disgusting." I've heard about thesame thing here from self-styled uber-patriots. I'm in no rush to defend a traitor, but I refuse to condemn a POW based on Facebook posts and rumors.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:47 PM (ZshNr)

434 "The horror that is America is disgusting." I've heard about thesame thing here from self-styled uber-patriots. I'm in no rush to defend a traitor, but I refuse to condemn a POW based on Facebook posts and rumors.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:47 PM (ZshNr)

435 Bergdahl will come home to spout islamist propaganda

There he's a story no matter what he's saying.  Here he's outta the headlines as soon as he's not fresh.  Traded for 5 Gitmoids we've totally recruited for the CIA and track with satellites, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, (note bad comma joke) isn't a bad deal.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:48 PM (DL2i+)

436 Bergdahl will come home to spout islamist propaganda

There he's a story no matter what he's saying.  Here he's outta the headlines as soon as he's not fresh.  Traded for 5 Gitmoids we've totally recruited for the CIA and track with satellites, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, (note bad comma joke) isn't a bad deal.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 02:48 PM (DL2i+)

437 he is the only male ever to survive captivity. Wonder if he'll be 'captured' again.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2014 02:48 PM (FcR7P)

438 he is the only male ever to survive captivity. Wonder if he'll be 'captured' again.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2014 02:48 PM (FcR7P)

439 Grammie winger - so glad you're feeling better!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 02:49 PM (yCMP5)

440 Grammie winger - so glad you're feeling better!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 02:49 PM (yCMP5)

441 Brad Thor is all over this.

https://twitter.com/BradThor

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:36 PM (DmNpO)

Awesome, thanks, Niedermeyer.  Love Brad Thor, just finished his last one to hit paperback, it was great, as usual.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:50 PM (8lmkt)

442 Brad Thor is all over this.

https://twitter.com/BradThor

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:36 PM (DmNpO)

Awesome, thanks, Niedermeyer.  Love Brad Thor, just finished his last one to hit paperback, it was great, as usual.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 02:50 PM (8lmkt)

443 It is the final comma that breaks the bond in a series, i.e., A priest, an attorney, a doctor, a teacher, and a pervert walk into a bar. Now remove the final comma and see what a difference it makes. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:25 PM (DmNpO) Sadly, now-a-days not much...

Posted by: The Rubber Room at May 31, 2014 02:52 PM (K1sEu)

444 It is the final comma that breaks the bond in a series, i.e., A priest, an attorney, a doctor, a teacher, and a pervert walk into a bar. Now remove the final comma and see what a difference it makes. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 07:25 PM (DmNpO) Sadly, now-a-days not much...

Posted by: The Rubber Room at May 31, 2014 02:52 PM (K1sEu)

445 those statements, IIRC, were made in an email to his father, who publically released them sourcing is pretty good, and not hearsay, unless you believe his dad made it up

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:53 PM (zOTsN)

446 those statements, IIRC, were made in an email to his father, who publically released them sourcing is pretty good, and not hearsay, unless you believe his dad made it up

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 02:53 PM (zOTsN)

447 >>> ... but I refuse to condemn a POW based on Facebook posts and rumors.

How about from somebody who was in the neighborhood when he went off to find himself and/or the Taliban? 

Bergdahl is a piece of shit, and I will condemn his ass right here and now for it.  Fuck him.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:53 PM (90CAH)

448 >>> ... but I refuse to condemn a POW based on Facebook posts and rumors.

How about from somebody who was in the neighborhood when he went off to find himself and/or the Taliban? 

Bergdahl is a piece of shit, and I will condemn his ass right here and now for it.  Fuck him.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:53 PM (90CAH)

449 Good for you, bomber. Condemn him twice if it makes you feel better. I'll wait for the Court Martial.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:55 PM (ZshNr)

450 Good for you, bomber. Condemn him twice if it makes you feel better. I'll wait for the Court Martial.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 02:55 PM (ZshNr)

451 So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just saute it all together and add the feta at the end?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3)


I would use the onions, mushrooms, asparagus and feta to make a frittata, and save the tomato and chicken for sandwiches.  Saute the onions, mushrooms and asparagus, crumble the feta over that and then beat the eggs with some milk and pour over the rest of the ingredients.  Top with some additional shredded non-feta cheese if you have it handy.

A lot of frittata recipes call for cooking the entire dish on the stovetop, but I prefer to finish in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  I have a stainless steel frying/saute pan that is perfect for this.

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 02:55 PM (TBxjE)

452 So I have porcini mushrooms, asparagus, feta cheese, onions, a tomato and some leftover roasted chicken. What do I make out of that? Just saute it all together and add the feta at the end?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 31, 2014 07:24 PM (oMKp3)


I would use the onions, mushrooms, asparagus and feta to make a frittata, and save the tomato and chicken for sandwiches.  Saute the onions, mushrooms and asparagus, crumble the feta over that and then beat the eggs with some milk and pour over the rest of the ingredients.  Top with some additional shredded non-feta cheese if you have it handy.

A lot of frittata recipes call for cooking the entire dish on the stovetop, but I prefer to finish in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  I have a stainless steel frying/saute pan that is perfect for this.

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 02:55 PM (TBxjE)

453 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 02:56 PM (+0txR)

454 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 02:56 PM (+0txR)

455 Lincolntf...! you've been providing great adventure with those rats. keep up the good work.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (nI6k1)

456 Lincolntf...! you've been providing great adventure with those rats. keep up the good work.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (nI6k1)

457 JEF wouldn't have made a trade for Bergdahl if he wasn't leaning towards muzzie.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (8qKcR)

458 JEF wouldn't have made a trade for Bergdahl if he wasn't leaning towards muzzie.

Posted by: Ronster at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (8qKcR)

459 >>> Great. So he's a jihadi now?

Always was, as far as I know.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (90CAH)

460 >>> Great. So he's a jihadi now?

Always was, as far as I know.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 02:57 PM (90CAH)

461 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. - I'm seeing public humiliation in his future.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:58 PM (Mogjf)

462 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. - I'm seeing public humiliation in his future.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 02:58 PM (Mogjf)

463 The VA has myriad problems but The Indifferent Nature of Bureaucracy and the Government ain't... Let me try that again, The VA has myriad problems but union corruption ain't... I got nothin'.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 02:58 PM (HKyCl)

464 The VA has myriad problems but The Indifferent Nature of Bureaucracy and the Government ain't... Let me try that again, The VA has myriad problems but union corruption ain't... I got nothin'.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 02:58 PM (HKyCl)

465 >>In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. Heh. I've just gotten way to cynical and tin foil hat-ish latley, but she totes reminds me of Huma. Of course, I know next to nothing about her except she was Julian Assange's lawyer.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 02:59 PM (yCMP5)

466 >>In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. Heh. I've just gotten way to cynical and tin foil hat-ish latley, but she totes reminds me of Huma. Of course, I know next to nothing about her except she was Julian Assange's lawyer.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 02:59 PM (yCMP5)

467 You know what, I am more apt to believe Bomber's and Brad Thor's opinion of the POW than those waiting to reserve judgment. Yes, it is a good thing he is free, one can have sympathy for him and his family and yet still be cogniscent of both the terrible message it sends to trade him for Guatanamo terrorists and also that he may not have been innocent in his behavior.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 02:59 PM (+0txR)

468 You know what, I am more apt to believe Bomber's and Brad Thor's opinion of the POW than those waiting to reserve judgment. Yes, it is a good thing he is free, one can have sympathy for him and his family and yet still be cogniscent of both the terrible message it sends to trade him for Guatanamo terrorists and also that he may not have been innocent in his behavior.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 02:59 PM (+0txR)

469 I think he was "a hippie who joined the Army by mistake" as the guys at TAH put it. But the circumstances of his abduction, captivity, etc. aren't clear. Was he sloppy/lazy/overly-sympathetic or a straight up Manning-style traitor? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:00 PM (ZshNr)

470 I think he was "a hippie who joined the Army by mistake" as the guys at TAH put it. But the circumstances of his abduction, captivity, etc. aren't clear. Was he sloppy/lazy/overly-sympathetic or a straight up Manning-style traitor? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:00 PM (ZshNr)

471 I read about her family when she got engaged, she is probably even farther on the cozy with terrorists spectrum than Huma.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 03:00 PM (+0txR)

472 I read about her family when she got engaged, she is probably even farther on the cozy with terrorists spectrum than Huma.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 03:00 PM (+0txR)

473 this aint hell is reserving judgment except for calling him a "stank ass hippy" who decided to find himself and thought the Taliban would be groovy cause he is a stank ass hippy. And prolly tried to desert from them too. See aforementioned stank ass hippy status pretty clear he deserted during a time of war less clear if he is Taliban wanna be time will tell still, it is odd they kept him alive

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:02 PM (zOTsN)

474 this aint hell is reserving judgment except for calling him a "stank ass hippy" who decided to find himself and thought the Taliban would be groovy cause he is a stank ass hippy. And prolly tried to desert from them too. See aforementioned stank ass hippy status pretty clear he deserted during a time of war less clear if he is Taliban wanna be time will tell still, it is odd they kept him alive

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:02 PM (zOTsN)

475 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. *** "No shit", indeed. I tweeted this on April 27: http://bit.ly/1pvSNpR then this on May 1: http://bit.ly/1m1QIeL She 'favorited' the second tweet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:02 PM (DmNpO)

476 In a "no shit Sherlock" story, Daily Mail says George Clooney planning to enter politics after he marries his own personal sleeper cell this fall. *** "No shit", indeed. I tweeted this on April 27: http://bit.ly/1pvSNpR then this on May 1: http://bit.ly/1m1QIeL She 'favorited' the second tweet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:02 PM (DmNpO)

477 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 07:59 PM (+0txR) It would appear that the terrorists snookered Barky this time.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 03:05 PM (Mogjf)

478 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 07:59 PM (+0txR) It would appear that the terrorists snookered Barky this time.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 03:05 PM (Mogjf)

479 If this guy doesn't pass the Bomber smell test, that is good enough for me.  And, even absent Bomber's comments, there is a flood of opinion on the internet that one would not expect in this situation, if this guy were a righteous member of our Armed Forces.  Including the tweets from his obviously insane father.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:05 PM (8lmkt)

480 If this guy doesn't pass the Bomber smell test, that is good enough for me.  And, even absent Bomber's comments, there is a flood of opinion on the internet that one would not expect in this situation, if this guy were a righteous member of our Armed Forces.  Including the tweets from his obviously insane father.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:05 PM (8lmkt)

481 Fuck, just like clockwork, one just popped out, ran to the bird seed and then heard me, took off back under the shed. Going silent now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (ZshNr)

482 Fuck, just like clockwork, one just popped out, ran to the bird seed and then heard me, took off back under the shed. Going silent now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (ZshNr)

483 there isn't much disagreement that he deserted. Only doubt as to why he deserted. remember me looked for him, took fire for him, and some say died for him even if he deserted only because he is a stank ass hippy, he should be court martialed but I doubt that will happen the JEF needs people to think he cares about the military again he is wagging the dog

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (zOTsN)

484 there isn't much disagreement that he deserted. Only doubt as to why he deserted. remember me looked for him, took fire for him, and some say died for him even if he deserted only because he is a stank ass hippy, he should be court martialed but I doubt that will happen the JEF needs people to think he cares about the military again he is wagging the dog

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (zOTsN)

485 Have you read about the guys that Obama traded for Bergdahl? Not lightweights. Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. Do not expect a court martial for desertion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (aDwsi)

486 Have you read about the guys that Obama traded for Bergdahl? Not lightweights. Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. Do not expect a court martial for desertion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (aDwsi)

487 Fuck, just like clockwork, one just popped out, ran to the bird seed and then heard me, took off back under the shed. Going silent now. *** rat? raccoon?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (DmNpO)

488 Fuck, just like clockwork, one just popped out, ran to the bird seed and then heard me, took off back under the shed. Going silent now. *** rat? raccoon?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:06 PM (DmNpO)

489 >>> Was he sloppy/lazy/overly-sympathetic or a straight up Manning-style traitor? That's what I want to know.

Seriously?  He was on a tiny COP in Paktika, when he decided to go wandering off into the mountains by himself, unarmed.

Best case, he wanted to play "Man vs Wild in the Hindu Kush."

Worst case, he went looking for Taliban to hang out with. (And local kids support this version, FWIW.)

Either way, fuck that dude.  In the long and glorious history of the US military, we have shot lots of better men for much less than this.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:07 PM (90CAH)

490 >>> Was he sloppy/lazy/overly-sympathetic or a straight up Manning-style traitor? That's what I want to know.

Seriously?  He was on a tiny COP in Paktika, when he decided to go wandering off into the mountains by himself, unarmed.

Best case, he wanted to play "Man vs Wild in the Hindu Kush."

Worst case, he went looking for Taliban to hang out with. (And local kids support this version, FWIW.)

Either way, fuck that dude.  In the long and glorious history of the US military, we have shot lots of better men for much less than this.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:07 PM (90CAH)

491 Have you read about the guys that Obama traded for Bergdahl? Not lightweights. Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. Do not expect a court martial for desertion. *** A good write-up about this situation: http://t.co/XDRJoNaPkL

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:07 PM (DmNpO)

492 Have you read about the guys that Obama traded for Bergdahl? Not lightweights. Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. Do not expect a court martial for desertion. *** A good write-up about this situation: http://t.co/XDRJoNaPkL

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:07 PM (DmNpO)

493 And what barky did today will only make it far more dangerous for any of our other service members who are in enemy territory.  Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate.  So glad I am out of beer.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:08 PM (8lmkt)

494 And what barky did today will only make it far more dangerous for any of our other service members who are in enemy territory.  Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate.  So glad I am out of beer.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:08 PM (8lmkt)

495 I just pulled a big ass Copperhead snake out of my garage. I will no longer leave the door open. Thing was about 3 feel long. Also, I agree with Bomber. Fuck Bo "The Deserter" Bergdahl and fuck BHO.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:08 PM (jucos)

496 I just pulled a big ass Copperhead snake out of my garage. I will no longer leave the door open. Thing was about 3 feel long. Also, I agree with Bomber. Fuck Bo "The Deserter" Bergdahl and fuck BHO.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:08 PM (jucos)

497 And what barky did today will only make it far more dangerous for any of our other service members who are in enemy territory. Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate. So glad I am out of beer. *** Time to hit the hard stuff.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:09 PM (DmNpO)

498 And what barky did today will only make it far more dangerous for any of our other service members who are in enemy territory. Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate. So glad I am out of beer. *** Time to hit the hard stuff.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:09 PM (DmNpO)

499 men better than him took fire trying to find and "rescue" him, and some say some men died for him so he deserted fuck him he was used by the Taliban and now he will be used by the JEF

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:09 PM (zOTsN)

500 men better than him took fire trying to find and "rescue" him, and some say some men died for him so he deserted fuck him he was used by the Taliban and now he will be used by the JEF

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:09 PM (zOTsN)

501 245. Agreed, fuck him I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back Still you never ever leave on your own in injun country

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

502 245. Agreed, fuck him I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back Still you never ever leave on your own in injun country

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

503 245. Agreed, fuck him I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back Still you never ever leave on your own in injun country

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

504 245. Agreed, fuck him I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back Still you never ever leave on your own in injun country

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

505 Coming soon, the movie....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (aDwsi)

506 Coming soon, the movie....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (aDwsi)

507 Okay iPhone, wtf?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

508 Okay iPhone, wtf?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (PX5/5)

509 OK, anyone else wondering if this may be related to the CIA station chief oopsie? As I said, I'm really cynical/tinfoil hatty lately, but let's say the chief advised against this move and was getting in the way?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (yCMP5)

510 OK, anyone else wondering if this may be related to the CIA station chief oopsie? As I said, I'm really cynical/tinfoil hatty lately, but let's say the chief advised against this move and was getting in the way?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:10 PM (yCMP5)

511 Came out again, heard me turn the safety off, took off. He'll be back. Last night I stomped all over the shed floor and he was back in 5 minutes.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (ZshNr)

512 Came out again, heard me turn the safety off, took off. He'll be back. Last night I stomped all over the shed floor and he was back in 5 minutes.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (ZshNr)

513 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch?

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (HKyCl)

514 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch?

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (HKyCl)

515 interviews, books, movie, speaking tour, protests, you name it wonder if they are doing a real de-breifing

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (zOTsN)

516 interviews, books, movie, speaking tour, protests, you name it wonder if they are doing a real de-breifing

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:11 PM (zOTsN)

517 OK, anyone else wondering if this may be related to the CIA station chief oopsie? As I said, I'm really cynical/tinfoil hatty lately, but let's say the chief advised against this move and was getting in the way? *** Tinfoil hats make nifty accessories in the Obama years.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (DmNpO)

518 OK, anyone else wondering if this may be related to the CIA station chief oopsie? As I said, I'm really cynical/tinfoil hatty lately, but let's say the chief advised against this move and was getting in the way? *** Tinfoil hats make nifty accessories in the Obama years.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (DmNpO)

519 Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate. They probably had to talk him down from 30. "No, no- too obvious!"

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (FcR7P)

520 Now that they know the 1-for-5 exchange rate. They probably had to talk him down from 30. "No, no- too obvious!"

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (FcR7P)

521 239 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 07:59 PM (+0txR) It would appear that the terrorists snookered Barky this time. Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 08:05 PM (Mogjf) Somehow I don't think the terrorists have ever snookered Barky. He has a real knack for doing things that damage America.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (sdi6R)

522 239 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 07:59 PM (+0txR) It would appear that the terrorists snookered Barky this time. Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 08:05 PM (Mogjf) Somehow I don't think the terrorists have ever snookered Barky. He has a real knack for doing things that damage America.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:12 PM (sdi6R)

523 So, Phil's Mets 4-4 top of the 14th.

Posted by: redenzo at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (WCnJW)

524 So, Phil's Mets 4-4 top of the 14th.

Posted by: redenzo at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (WCnJW)

525 I am just surprised that Teh JEF hasn't released everyone in GITMO. Isn't he supposed to run shit like this through congress? The Repukes are as worthless as tits on a bull.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (jucos)

526 I am just surprised that Teh JEF hasn't released everyone in GITMO. Isn't he supposed to run shit like this through congress? The Repukes are as worthless as tits on a bull.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (jucos)

527 Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 08:10 PM (yCMP5)

Oh, Lizzy, your thinking is so diabolical that I had a twinge of envy when I read that comment.  And, sure, why not?  We know what we're dealing with over in 1600, I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (8lmkt)

528 Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 08:10 PM (yCMP5)

Oh, Lizzy, your thinking is so diabolical that I had a twinge of envy when I read that comment.  And, sure, why not?  We know what we're dealing with over in 1600, I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (8lmkt)

529 Came out again, heard me turn the safety off, took off. He'll be back. Last night I stomped all over the shed floor and he was back in 5 minutes. Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (ZshNr) **** Sadly (for me) your Saturday night sounds more interesting than mine.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (ojnk6)

530 Came out again, heard me turn the safety off, took off. He'll be back. Last night I stomped all over the shed floor and he was back in 5 minutes. Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (ZshNr) **** Sadly (for me) your Saturday night sounds more interesting than mine.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:13 PM (ojnk6)

531 As pointed out above the proscription against ending with a preposition came from a 1600's Latin Nazi! Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it! THAT IS SOMETHING UP WITH I WILL NOT PUT!!

Posted by: Zombie Winston Churchill at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (HKyCl)

532 As pointed out above the proscription against ending with a preposition came from a 1600's Latin Nazi! Let Latin stay dead and if ending a sentence with a preposition works then so be it! THAT IS SOMETHING UP WITH I WILL NOT PUT!!

Posted by: Zombie Winston Churchill at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (HKyCl)

533 Ever read "The Devil's Alternative" by Frederic Forsyth? I don't want to spoil it, but it presents a really nice solution for this delivery of Taliban enemies back to the enemy.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (qyomX)

534 Ever read "The Devil's Alternative" by Frederic Forsyth? I don't want to spoil it, but it presents a really nice solution for this delivery of Taliban enemies back to the enemy.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (qyomX)

535 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch?

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl)

I figure it's just that the muzzies don't like dealing with women and barky come close enough that they probably consider him one.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (8lmkt)

536 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch?

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl)

I figure it's just that the muzzies don't like dealing with women and barky come close enough that they probably consider him one.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (8lmkt)

537 I would love to play poker with Obama and his cabinet starting with $20 anties I would make a fortune

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (PX5/5)

538 I would love to play poker with Obama and his cabinet starting with $20 anties I would make a fortune

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:14 PM (PX5/5)

539 I am so going to cash in on the book rights and air time. Suck it America.

Posted by: Bergdahl at May 31, 2014 03:15 PM (4enso)

540 I am so going to cash in on the book rights and air time. Suck it America.

Posted by: Bergdahl at May 31, 2014 03:15 PM (4enso)

541 yet still be cogniscent of both the terrible message it sends to trade him for Guatanamo terrorists

What message, we get our guy back even if he's whatever, by next week he's no longer news and we DON'T have a POW issue.

They get old, known, untrustable goons.

They're always going to kill and capture whoever they can irregardless of our messaging.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:15 PM (DL2i+)

542 yet still be cogniscent of both the terrible message it sends to trade him for Guatanamo terrorists

What message, we get our guy back even if he's whatever, by next week he's no longer news and we DON'T have a POW issue.

They get old, known, untrustable goons.

They're always going to kill and capture whoever they can irregardless of our messaging.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:15 PM (DL2i+)

543 >>> Time to hit the hard stuff.

"Welcome to the party, pal!"

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:16 PM (90CAH)

544 >>> Time to hit the hard stuff.

"Welcome to the party, pal!"

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:16 PM (90CAH)

545 I am just surprised that Teh JEF hasn't released everyone in GITMO. *** Give him time. At a 5 to 1 swap, the enemy won't need to capture too many more American soldiers or Marines.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:16 PM (DmNpO)

546 I am just surprised that Teh JEF hasn't released everyone in GITMO. *** Give him time. At a 5 to 1 swap, the enemy won't need to capture too many more American soldiers or Marines.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2014 03:16 PM (DmNpO)

547 Just took a shot, made him fly in the air a bit, but I think I missed killing him. Going in to feed the cats, I'll be curious if he comes back.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (ZshNr)

548 Just took a shot, made him fly in the air a bit, but I think I missed killing him. Going in to feed the cats, I'll be curious if he comes back.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (ZshNr)

549 >>> I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back

You are such a damn softie.

Maybe to consume.  Not to bring back.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (90CAH)

550 >>> I still think he left to buy cheap drugs to bring back

You are such a damn softie.

Maybe to consume.  Not to bring back.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (90CAH)

551 268. Actually it because they are all warlords, they will only deal with a strong leader. They only deal with the puss-in-chief because they want cash and weapons

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (PX5/5)

552 268. Actually it because they are all warlords, they will only deal with a strong leader. They only deal with the puss-in-chief because they want cash and weapons

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:17 PM (PX5/5)

553 Makes you wonder if Field Marshall JEF was talking to the Taliban on his "Surprise" visit to the troops in Shitcanistan. It seems to me that our surrender is almost complete, and I am pissed about it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:18 PM (jucos)

554 Makes you wonder if Field Marshall JEF was talking to the Taliban on his "Surprise" visit to the troops in Shitcanistan. It seems to me that our surrender is almost complete, and I am pissed about it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:18 PM (jucos)

555 I have to completely disagree with this post because it completely misses the point. My wife works as a doctor at the VA, and I can tell you that the largest portion of their time and efforts is not concerned with NEW patients but in treating OLD patients as they age.

Vietnam and Korean veterans are in their twilight years, and those years mean more doctor's appointments, more hip and knee replacements, more of pretty much every aspect of medical care.

The doctors are working tons of unpaid overtime trying to keep up with patient loads to make sure these veterans are getting the care they need and deserve. But they're chronically understaffed, and the "measures" aren't realistic given their staffing levels.

There can probably be an argument that there is too much top-end expenditures in the bureaucracy, but on the ground floor the caregivers are overworked and stressed out trying to meet unrealistic deadlines set by people who have never treated a patient in their lives in order for executives who have no contact with patients to be given bonuses based on lying about what's really going on there.

Posted by: Jim B at May 31, 2014 03:18 PM (XIF5o)

556 I have to completely disagree with this post because it completely misses the point. My wife works as a doctor at the VA, and I can tell you that the largest portion of their time and efforts is not concerned with NEW patients but in treating OLD patients as they age.

Vietnam and Korean veterans are in their twilight years, and those years mean more doctor's appointments, more hip and knee replacements, more of pretty much every aspect of medical care.

The doctors are working tons of unpaid overtime trying to keep up with patient loads to make sure these veterans are getting the care they need and deserve. But they're chronically understaffed, and the "measures" aren't realistic given their staffing levels.

There can probably be an argument that there is too much top-end expenditures in the bureaucracy, but on the ground floor the caregivers are overworked and stressed out trying to meet unrealistic deadlines set by people who have never treated a patient in their lives in order for executives who have no contact with patients to be given bonuses based on lying about what's really going on there.

Posted by: Jim B at May 31, 2014 03:18 PM (XIF5o)

557 257 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch? Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl) UH, which one?

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 03:20 PM (tQYJH)

558 257 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch? Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl) UH, which one?

Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 03:20 PM (tQYJH)

559 271 They get old, known, untrustable goons. They're always going to kill and capture whoever they can irregardless of our messaging What they get, and what they are often short of, is the return of some competent and experienced terrorist leaders. "All five are among the Taliban's top commanders in U.S. custody and are still revered in jihadist circles. Two of the five have been wanted by the UN for war crimes. And because of their prowess, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) deemed all five of them 'high' risks to the U.S. and its allies."

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:20 PM (qyomX)

560 271 They get old, known, untrustable goons. They're always going to kill and capture whoever they can irregardless of our messaging What they get, and what they are often short of, is the return of some competent and experienced terrorist leaders. "All five are among the Taliban's top commanders in U.S. custody and are still revered in jihadist circles. Two of the five have been wanted by the UN for war crimes. And because of their prowess, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) deemed all five of them 'high' risks to the U.S. and its allies."

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:20 PM (qyomX)

561 278 the caregivers are overworked and stressed out Ummm, as stressed out as the guys who fought our wars that they are serving? Sorry but that river of tears dried up

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:21 PM (PX5/5)

562 278 the caregivers are overworked and stressed out Ummm, as stressed out as the guys who fought our wars that they are serving? Sorry but that river of tears dried up

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:21 PM (PX5/5)

563 they are supposed to debrief POWs whaddya bet they skip it

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:22 PM (zOTsN)

564 they are supposed to debrief POWs whaddya bet they skip it

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:22 PM (zOTsN)

565 and are still revered in jihadist circles.

Not once the rumor mills and drone zaps get going.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:22 PM (DL2i+)

566 and are still revered in jihadist circles.

Not once the rumor mills and drone zaps get going.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:22 PM (DL2i+)

567 279 257 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch? Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl) UH, which one? Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 08:20 PM (tQYJH) Hey, don't insult Karzai. I think he actually has some sentiment for his country.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (HKyCl)

568 279 257 Here we are, pouring our blood and treasure into Afghanistan, and Karzai won't talk to Obama. Is it because he's a low-life back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch? Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 08:11 PM (HKyCl) UH, which one? Posted by: Old Dog at May 31, 2014 08:20 PM (tQYJH) Hey, don't insult Karzai. I think he actually has some sentiment for his country.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (HKyCl)

569 Apart from the military, you would be hard pressed to find any class of Government worker that is "worked", never mind "overworked".

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (ZshNr)

570 Apart from the military, you would be hard pressed to find any class of Government worker that is "worked", never mind "overworked".

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (ZshNr)

571 Jim B at May 31, 2014 08:18 PM (XIF5o) ****** No one is casting aspersions at the good folks at the VA that are there to help people. With a 78% increase in funding over 6 years and a 500 Million rollover, money is not the problem. How it is used seems to be the issue. That's what the post is about.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (ojnk6)

572 Jim B at May 31, 2014 08:18 PM (XIF5o) ****** No one is casting aspersions at the good folks at the VA that are there to help people. With a 78% increase in funding over 6 years and a 500 Million rollover, money is not the problem. How it is used seems to be the issue. That's what the post is about.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:23 PM (ojnk6)

573 >>> All five are among the Taliban's top commanders in U.S. custody and are still revered in jihadist circles.

Anybody in Gitmo for that long is "revered in jihadish circles."  They might have been badasses before, but we made them legendary.

FBHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:24 PM (90CAH)

574 >>> All five are among the Taliban's top commanders in U.S. custody and are still revered in jihadist circles.

Anybody in Gitmo for that long is "revered in jihadish circles."  They might have been badasses before, but we made them legendary.

FBHO.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:24 PM (90CAH)

575 barky did today will only make it far more dangerous

How?
The Taliban are going to kill/capture anyone they can, always have, always will.

No matter how pissed we are at JEF and BB getting his ass back is part of getting out of Afghanistan which is the real goal now that we can't win wars anymore.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:25 PM (DL2i+)

576 barky did today will only make it far more dangerous

How?
The Taliban are going to kill/capture anyone they can, always have, always will.

No matter how pissed we are at JEF and BB getting his ass back is part of getting out of Afghanistan which is the real goal now that we can't win wars anymore.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:25 PM (DL2i+)

577 >>> Apart from the military, you would be hard pressed to find any class of Government worker that is "worked", never mind "overworked".

Well shit, there's something I'll agree with you on.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:25 PM (90CAH)

578 >>> Apart from the military, you would be hard pressed to find any class of Government worker that is "worked", never mind "overworked".

Well shit, there's something I'll agree with you on.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:25 PM (90CAH)

579 The VA, like any other agency in the Feral Gubmint, is an administrative top heavy money suck with inverse incentives. Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (jucos)

580 The VA, like any other agency in the Feral Gubmint, is an administrative top heavy money suck with inverse incentives. Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (jucos)

581 Bergdahl being a desertin douche bag and obama leaving a U.S. troop held hostage by the Taliban for FIVE YEARS and then trading 1 U.S. troop for 5 Taliban are two separate issues. I'd prefer to focus on obama's failures rather than Bergdahl.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (7lPnF)

582 Bergdahl being a desertin douche bag and obama leaving a U.S. troop held hostage by the Taliban for FIVE YEARS and then trading 1 U.S. troop for 5 Taliban are two separate issues. I'd prefer to focus on obama's failures rather than Bergdahl.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (7lPnF)

583 most your time isn't spent with aging vets if you put them on a waiting list most the guys on the wait lists had multiple, chronic health problems almost like it was a death panel or the Liverpool pathway

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (zOTsN)

584 most your time isn't spent with aging vets if you put them on a waiting list most the guys on the wait lists had multiple, chronic health problems almost like it was a death panel or the Liverpool pathway

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 03:26 PM (zOTsN)

585 Has jackstraw weighed in yet, or jeffb? Maybe this was a splendid deal, after all.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 03:27 PM (7lPnF)

586 Has jackstraw weighed in yet, or jeffb? Maybe this was a splendid deal, after all.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -482) at May 31, 2014 03:27 PM (7lPnF)

587 I'd prefer to focus on obama's failures rather than Bergdahl. -- Nobody's stopping you

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (ZPrif)

588 I'd prefer to focus on obama's failures rather than Bergdahl. -- Nobody's stopping you

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (ZPrif)

589 Story time about nck and even better than soccer!! So we got to the range early and nck is zeroing her new scope at 50yds (I gave her my 5.56) Having a hard time too So the dick next to us made the comment "at least I can hit the target" She reached over, grabbed my rifle and fired five rounds dead center into his target and blew out the red She is banned till July I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (PX5/5)

590 Story time about nck and even better than soccer!! So we got to the range early and nck is zeroing her new scope at 50yds (I gave her my 5.56) Having a hard time too So the dick next to us made the comment "at least I can hit the target" She reached over, grabbed my rifle and fired five rounds dead center into his target and blew out the red She is banned till July I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (PX5/5)

591 Don't end a sentence with a transitive verb.

Posted by: Arbuthnot Periwinkle at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (8CdUx)

592 Don't end a sentence with a transitive verb.

Posted by: Arbuthnot Periwinkle at May 31, 2014 03:28 PM (8CdUx)

593 290 The VA, like any other agency in the Feral Gubmint, is an administrative top heavy money suck with inverse incentives. Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired. Precisely. Not to mention that the company would fail with those incentives. It's hardly a coincidence that colleges are getting more and more like this (more costs, less value delivered) as the Govt gets more involved in financing them. You know what stat I'd like to see? Ratio of Administrators to People Doing The Real Work for private sector vs. Govt.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (qyomX)

594 290 The VA, like any other agency in the Feral Gubmint, is an administrative top heavy money suck with inverse incentives. Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired. Precisely. Not to mention that the company would fail with those incentives. It's hardly a coincidence that colleges are getting more and more like this (more costs, less value delivered) as the Govt gets more involved in financing them. You know what stat I'd like to see? Ratio of Administrators to People Doing The Real Work for private sector vs. Govt.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (qyomX)

595 >>> The Taliban are going to kill/capture anyone they can, always have, always will.

WTF are you talking about?  We're not ALL getting out.  I'll be back over there in October.

And I'll tell you this - they are NOT going to take me alive.  It's one thing if they want to kill me.  Another thing entirely if they want to capture me to trade for five or ten or a hundred of their goddamned idiot jihadi brothers.  My CiC just made my job harder.  But I'm still going.  So fuck him.  And Bowe.  And you.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (90CAH)

596 >>> The Taliban are going to kill/capture anyone they can, always have, always will.

WTF are you talking about?  We're not ALL getting out.  I'll be back over there in October.

And I'll tell you this - they are NOT going to take me alive.  It's one thing if they want to kill me.  Another thing entirely if they want to capture me to trade for five or ten or a hundred of their goddamned idiot jihadi brothers.  My CiC just made my job harder.  But I'm still going.  So fuck him.  And Bowe.  And you.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (90CAH)

597 She is banned till July

Clapping.

Goodnight fellow morons.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (DL2i+)

598 She is banned till July

Clapping.

Goodnight fellow morons.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2014 03:29 PM (DL2i+)

599 She is banned till July I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5) ****** Why exactly is she banned. Firing to many too quickly? Good for her, regardless.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (ojnk6)

600 She is banned till July I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5) ****** Why exactly is she banned. Firing to many too quickly? Good for her, regardless.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (ojnk6)

601 I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5)

That's great, ncj!!!  Kudos to the kid.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (8lmkt)

602 I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5)

That's great, ncj!!!  Kudos to the kid.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (8lmkt)

603 289. Really? Hide the chief's coffee cup and what happens? Liberty call

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (PX5/5)

604 289. Really? Hide the chief's coffee cup and what happens? Liberty call

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:30 PM (PX5/5)

605 Why exactly is she banned.

She blew out Mr. Smartypants's target, not her own.

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

606 Why exactly is she banned.

She blew out Mr. Smartypants's target, not her own.

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

607 Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5) Lol, sounds like she takes after both her parents. I'm guessing life will be harder for her, but it will *never* be boring.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:32 PM (GDulk)

608 Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:28 PM (PX5/5) Lol, sounds like she takes after both her parents. I'm guessing life will be harder for her, but it will *never* be boring.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:32 PM (GDulk)

609 300. Firing on someone else's target I don't think he would have ratted her out but she had to tell him "ya like that?" Little smart ass has a Chicago attitude

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:33 PM (PX5/5)

610 300. Firing on someone else's target I don't think he would have ratted her out but she had to tell him "ya like that?" Little smart ass has a Chicago attitude

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:33 PM (PX5/5)

611 She blew out Mr. Smartypants's target, not her own. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 08:31 PM (8lmkt) ****** Wow, that is one range replete with several lumps of coal up their ass waiting for diamonds to emerge.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:33 PM (ojnk6)

612 She blew out Mr. Smartypants's target, not her own. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 08:31 PM (8lmkt) ****** Wow, that is one range replete with several lumps of coal up their ass waiting for diamonds to emerge.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:33 PM (ojnk6)

613 Little smart ass has a Chicago attitude Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:33 PM (PX5/5) ***** Love it!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:34 PM (ojnk6)

614 Little smart ass has a Chicago attitude Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:33 PM (PX5/5) ***** Love it!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:34 PM (ojnk6)

615 I just *knew* the "myriad" note would go pear shaped. should have just kept to myself. again.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:34 PM (x3YFz)

616 I just *knew* the "myriad" note would go pear shaped. should have just kept to myself. again.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:34 PM (x3YFz)

617 "most your time isn't spent with aging vets if you put them on a waiting list  / most the guys on the wait lists had multiple, chronic health problems  / almost like it was a death panel  / or the Liverpool pathway"

Call it the Phoenix pathway.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (noWW6)

618 "most your time isn't spent with aging vets if you put them on a waiting list  / most the guys on the wait lists had multiple, chronic health problems  / almost like it was a death panel  / or the Liverpool pathway"

Call it the Phoenix pathway.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (noWW6)

619 304. Nah, she is just like her mom 100% I just pray she'll have better taste in men

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (PX5/5)

620 304. Nah, she is just like her mom 100% I just pray she'll have better taste in men

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (PX5/5)

621 It's gonna be real interesting for our .mil as their numbers in Afstan draw down. Every swingin' dick now has an exchange rate for GITMO prisoners. Hell, what's to keep them from snatching any American off the street anywhere in the world and demanding five of their boys back?

Posted by: Jaws at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (Rbtz3)

622 It's gonna be real interesting for our .mil as their numbers in Afstan draw down. Every swingin' dick now has an exchange rate for GITMO prisoners. Hell, what's to keep them from snatching any American off the street anywhere in the world and demanding five of their boys back?

Posted by: Jaws at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (Rbtz3)

623 who got a spanking? where? what? I leave for 4 hours...

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (x3YFz)

624 who got a spanking? where? what? I leave for 4 hours...

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (x3YFz)

625  The important thing to remember about any government bureaucracy is that their primary concern is NOT what their agency is about.  Vets don't promote bureaucrats.  Vets don't give bonuses to bureaucrats.  And the sad part of this is that the higher into the command structure of any bureaucracy is less contact the officials have with the real people they are supposed to service.  The higher in the structure the more vets are just an aggregate number.  This is why you can have dedicated doctors, nurses, and other care givers dealing face to face with the Vets while the system seems to go out of its way to Liverpool Protocol our Vets.

Totally OT:  I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog.  Am I the only one?

Posted by: rabidfox at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (COIkl)

626  The important thing to remember about any government bureaucracy is that their primary concern is NOT what their agency is about.  Vets don't promote bureaucrats.  Vets don't give bonuses to bureaucrats.  And the sad part of this is that the higher into the command structure of any bureaucracy is less contact the officials have with the real people they are supposed to service.  The higher in the structure the more vets are just an aggregate number.  This is why you can have dedicated doctors, nurses, and other care givers dealing face to face with the Vets while the system seems to go out of its way to Liverpool Protocol our Vets.

Totally OT:  I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog.  Am I the only one?

Posted by: rabidfox at May 31, 2014 03:35 PM (COIkl)

627 >>I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Awesome!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:36 PM (yCMP5)

628 >>I took her to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Awesome!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:36 PM (yCMP5)

629 309 Call it the Phoenix pathway. That's reserved for the bus trips for released illegals.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:36 PM (qyomX)

630 309 Call it the Phoenix pathway. That's reserved for the bus trips for released illegals.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:36 PM (qyomX)

631 No rat appearance since the shot heard 'round the shed. I'm pretty sure I hit the thing, but it was a head-on view and I obviously didn't kill him instantly. He took one leap, disappeared under the shed.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:37 PM (ZshNr)

632 No rat appearance since the shot heard 'round the shed. I'm pretty sure I hit the thing, but it was a head-on view and I obviously didn't kill him instantly. He took one leap, disappeared under the shed.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 03:37 PM (ZshNr)

633 312 who got a spanking? where? what? Stay out of my sex life wierdo

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:37 PM (PX5/5)

634 312 who got a spanking? where? what? Stay out of my sex life wierdo

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:37 PM (PX5/5)

635 I just *knew* the "myriad" note would go pear shaped. should have just kept to myself. again. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 08:34 PM (x3YFz) ******** Probably the best future course of action, brother. At a place where pants are frowned upon and alcohol is damn near mandatory, grammar and punctuation rates extremely low on the list of concerns.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (ojnk6)

636 I just *knew* the "myriad" note would go pear shaped. should have just kept to myself. again. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 08:34 PM (x3YFz) ******** Probably the best future course of action, brother. At a place where pants are frowned upon and alcohol is damn near mandatory, grammar and punctuation rates extremely low on the list of concerns.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (ojnk6)

637 Oh and Bergdahls' father, compete with creepy beard, spoke arabic at the White House today, praising "allah." I didn't trust this Bergdahl while he was "captive," and I don't now. Something is seriously wrong with the lot of them.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (2bql3)

638 Oh and Bergdahls' father, compete with creepy beard, spoke arabic at the White House today, praising "allah." I didn't trust this Bergdahl while he was "captive," and I don't now. Something is seriously wrong with the lot of them.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (2bql3)

639 Stay out of my sex life wierdo Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:37 PM (PX5/5) Gladly. I know you were in while we had Subic so you're probably carrying all kinds of whatnot. no touchy.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (x3YFz)

640 Stay out of my sex life wierdo Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:37 PM (PX5/5) Gladly. I know you were in while we had Subic so you're probably carrying all kinds of whatnot. no touchy.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:38 PM (x3YFz)

641 313 Totally OT: I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog. Am I the only one? Same here. Andrew Bolt, too, who I think of as the "alternate Tim Blair, if Tim Blair did not exist" guy.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:39 PM (qyomX)

642 313 Totally OT: I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog. Am I the only one? Same here. Andrew Bolt, too, who I think of as the "alternate Tim Blair, if Tim Blair did not exist" guy.

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:39 PM (qyomX)

643 319 Oh and Bergdahls' father, compete with creepy beard, spoke arabic at the White House today, praising "allah." What?

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:39 PM (qyomX)

644 319 Oh and Bergdahls' father, compete with creepy beard, spoke arabic at the White House today, praising "allah." What?

Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 03:39 PM (qyomX)

645 320. I'll save the coke and Pepsi story for when we meet up It's not safe for work Or for humans for that matter

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:40 PM (PX5/5)

646 320. I'll save the coke and Pepsi story for when we meet up It's not safe for work Or for humans for that matter

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:40 PM (PX5/5)

647 Wow, that is one range replete with several lumps of coal up their ass waiting for diamonds to emerge.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:33 PM (ojnk6)

I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:41 PM (8lmkt)

648 Wow, that is one range replete with several lumps of coal up their ass waiting for diamonds to emerge.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:33 PM (ojnk6)

I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range.

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 03:41 PM (8lmkt)

649 There was a pretty disturbing post about Afghanistan the other day at Belmont Club: https://tinyurl.com/lhxofs9 Don't miss Subotai Bahadur's comment in the Top Rated Comments section. The second one, with "show more".

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (sdi6R)

650 There was a pretty disturbing post about Afghanistan the other day at Belmont Club: https://tinyurl.com/lhxofs9 Don't miss Subotai Bahadur's comment in the Top Rated Comments section. The second one, with "show more".

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (sdi6R)

651 @290 Truck Monkey "Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired." If they were lucky. Embezzlement, theft, misuse of company assets, filing false records, etc.. can get a guy in the private sector jail time.

Posted by: Bergdahl at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (4enso)

652 @290 Truck Monkey "Incentives that would get people in the private sector fired." If they were lucky. Embezzlement, theft, misuse of company assets, filing false records, etc.. can get a guy in the private sector jail time.

Posted by: Bergdahl at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (4enso)

653 Totally OT: I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog. Am I the only one?

I'm getting it too, even when I go to the Daily Telegraph main page first.

Posted by: Retread at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (l7hog)

654 Totally OT: I keep getting an "Access denies" banner when I try to go to Tim Blair's blog. Am I the only one?

I'm getting it too, even when I go to the Daily Telegraph main page first.

Posted by: Retread at May 31, 2014 03:42 PM (l7hog)

655 Off sock.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (4enso)

656 Off sock.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (4enso)

657 324. I agree, you have to build a frame, attach a target etc etc All you need is some dick shooting it up Normally it's a warning but it's not her first time doing it

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (PX5/5)

658 324. I agree, you have to build a frame, attach a target etc etc All you need is some dick shooting it up Normally it's a warning but it's not her first time doing it

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (PX5/5)

659 Probably the best future course of action, brother. At a place where pants are frowned upon and alcohol is damn near mandatory, grammar and punctuation rates extremely low on the list of concerns. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:38 PM (ojnk6) i know i know. I've been editing the wife's PhD dissertation so I was, and I saw this, and I did that thing... wtf was I thinking.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (x3YFz)

660 Probably the best future course of action, brother. At a place where pants are frowned upon and alcohol is damn near mandatory, grammar and punctuation rates extremely low on the list of concerns. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:38 PM (ojnk6) i know i know. I've been editing the wife's PhD dissertation so I was, and I saw this, and I did that thing... wtf was I thinking.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (x3YFz)

661 Well, Fowler doesn't really weigh in on the "myriad" scandal, but I tend to agree with Ace, in that it's perfectly fine to use it as a noun.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (MbqmP)

662 Well, Fowler doesn't really weigh in on the "myriad" scandal, but I tend to agree with Ace, in that it's perfectly fine to use it as a noun.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 03:43 PM (MbqmP)

663 hi all am at the kauffman center now waiting for the performance to start last time I was here it was with velma :/

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (O5IOQ)

664 hi all am at the kauffman center now waiting for the performance to start last time I was here it was with velma :/

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (O5IOQ)

665 >>> I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range.

That's just cause you never been to an Afghan range run by pissed-off Sailors.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (90CAH)

666 Oh, T9, to answer an earlier question in a different thread, I have never served directly, but have huge respect for those who have. I did work as an electronics and computer geek for one of those 3 letter agencies as a civvy contractor in the years 85-90. They began asking me to do shit I was uncomfortable with, so I left. Saw a little action though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (ojnk6)

667 >>> I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range.

That's just cause you never been to an Afghan range run by pissed-off Sailors.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (90CAH)

668 Oh, T9, to answer an earlier question in a different thread, I have never served directly, but have huge respect for those who have. I did work as an electronics and computer geek for one of those 3 letter agencies as a civvy contractor in the years 85-90. They began asking me to do shit I was uncomfortable with, so I left. Saw a little action though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (ojnk6)

669 What performance Chemjeff?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (+0txR)

670 What performance Chemjeff?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 31, 2014 03:44 PM (+0txR)

671 295>> Bravo Zulu NCK!!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2014 03:46 PM (sq/Tp)

672 295>> Bravo Zulu NCK!!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2014 03:46 PM (sq/Tp)

673 I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 08:41 PM (8lmkt) ****** Agreed, but the entirety of the situation needs to be looked at, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:47 PM (ojnk6)

674 I dunno, MWNP, not a bad thing to have stringent rules at the range. Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 08:41 PM (8lmkt) ****** Agreed, but the entirety of the situation needs to be looked at, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 03:47 PM (ojnk6)

675 Is it just me, or do we REALLY need an ONT right now?

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:48 PM (90CAH)

676 Is it just me, or do we REALLY need an ONT right now?

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 03:48 PM (90CAH)

677 I'll save the coke and Pepsi story for when we meet up It's not safe for work Or for humans for that matter Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:40 PM (PX5/5) If we ever meet IRL, I'll share the wall locker bachelorette story. Most depraved 4 hours of my life. Wouldn't repeat it, wouldn't trade it for the world.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:48 PM (x3YFz)

678 I'll save the coke and Pepsi story for when we meet up It's not safe for work Or for humans for that matter Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 31, 2014 08:40 PM (PX5/5) If we ever meet IRL, I'll share the wall locker bachelorette story. Most depraved 4 hours of my life. Wouldn't repeat it, wouldn't trade it for the world.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 03:48 PM (x3YFz)

679 >>There was a pretty disturbing post about Afghanistan the other day at Belmont Club: https://tinyurl.com/lhxofs9 - - - Oh, man...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:49 PM (yCMP5)

680 >>There was a pretty disturbing post about Afghanistan the other day at Belmont Club: https://tinyurl.com/lhxofs9 - - - Oh, man...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2014 03:49 PM (yCMP5)

681 Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 08:39 PM (qyomX) --- Just look for Mark Knoller's Tweet at RCP. I can't post it here

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:49 PM (2bql3)

682 Posted by: Splunge at May 31, 2014 08:39 PM (qyomX) --- Just look for Mark Knoller's Tweet at RCP. I can't post it here

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:49 PM (2bql3)

683 Hawaii man gets probation for making son walk 1 mile home from school http://tinyurl.com/oqqe6ku

Posted by: How many Hats in a mile? at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (K1sEu)

684 Hawaii man gets probation for making son walk 1 mile home from school http://tinyurl.com/oqqe6ku

Posted by: How many Hats in a mile? at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (K1sEu)

685 Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 08:48 PM (90CAH) Not just you. Would be pretty early for ONT though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (GDulk)

686 Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 08:48 PM (90CAH) Not just you. Would be pretty early for ONT though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (GDulk)

687 Verdi's Requiem

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (O5IOQ)

688 Verdi's Requiem

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:50 PM (O5IOQ)

689 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:51 PM (2bql3)

690 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:51 PM (2bql3)

691 ha a priest just walked by maybe it will be a real mass

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:52 PM (O5IOQ)

692 ha a priest just walked by maybe it will be a real mass

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 31, 2014 03:52 PM (O5IOQ)

693 The Tweet about arabic at the White Hut today: http://preview.tinyurl.com/q42b4le

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:53 PM (2bql3)

694 The Tweet about arabic at the White Hut today: http://preview.tinyurl.com/q42b4le

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 03:53 PM (2bql3)

695 Can the Republicans counter this messaging? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say probably not.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at May 31, 2014 03:54 PM (1mtKP)

696 Can the Republicans counter this messaging? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say probably not.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at May 31, 2014 03:54 PM (1mtKP)

697 345 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 08:51 PM (2bql3) You also have to watch out for quotation marks and apostrophes, and replace them with your own.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:55 PM (sdi6R)

698 345 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 08:51 PM (2bql3) You also have to watch out for quotation marks and apostrophes, and replace them with your own.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 03:55 PM (sdi6R)

699 Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 08:51 PM (2bql3) Did it have any apostrophes? Those will get you an error.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:55 PM (GDulk)

700 Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 08:51 PM (2bql3) Did it have any apostrophes? Those will get you an error.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 31, 2014 03:55 PM (GDulk)

701 >>> Hawaii man gets probation for making son walk 1 mile home from school Only a mile? And in Hawaii??

Posted by: Yorkshireman at May 31, 2014 03:57 PM (Ua6T/)

702 >>> Hawaii man gets probation for making son walk 1 mile home from school Only a mile? And in Hawaii??

Posted by: Yorkshireman at May 31, 2014 03:57 PM (Ua6T/)

703 Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. I hope they check him for a suicide vest/belt.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (jPY3+)

704 Meanwhile, Oblamer brags about 'bringing home a POW'. I hope they check him for a suicide vest/belt.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (jPY3+)

705 Never got off the boat.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (QupBk)

706 Never got off the boat.

Posted by: toby928(C) Lord of the run on sentence at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (QupBk)

707 "Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair?" No

Posted by: Myriadmadon at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (JdEZJ)

708 "Will this scandal finally damage Obama beyond repair?" No

Posted by: Myriadmadon at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (JdEZJ)

709 It's widely known that Milton and Thoreau both sucked at grammar .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (tMrG8)

710 It's widely known that Milton and Thoreau both sucked at grammar .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 04:02 PM (tMrG8)

711 Just go to and read this --- Robert Bergdahl bobbergdahl

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:03 PM (2bql3)

712 Just go to and read this --- Robert Bergdahl bobbergdahl

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:03 PM (2bql3)

713 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work Posted by: Baldy You have to remove and replace all special non unicode characters. The Right-Left encoding character (invisible) from Twitter will throw an error. Also smart quotes , the curved quotation marks, and apostrophes will be rejected as well. Copy and Paste to a text editor, backspace and re-space the line breaks (IE go to the head of a line, backspace and then hit return), remove any quotation marks, copyright, trademark, etc characters, and then copy and paste to the comments section.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2014 04:04 PM (nZiT2)

714 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? Is it the software? I even removed the non-alphanumeric stuff except for commas and periods and it still would not work Posted by: Baldy You have to remove and replace all special non unicode characters. The Right-Left encoding character (invisible) from Twitter will throw an error. Also smart quotes , the curved quotation marks, and apostrophes will be rejected as well. Copy and Paste to a text editor, backspace and re-space the line breaks (IE go to the head of a line, backspace and then hit return), remove any quotation marks, copyright, trademark, etc characters, and then copy and paste to the comments section.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2014 04:04 PM (nZiT2)

715 last time I was here it was with velma :/ gosh!...i remember those stories!...have fun!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 31, 2014 04:04 PM (1YgVg)

716 last time I was here it was with velma :/ gosh!...i remember those stories!...have fun!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 31, 2014 04:04 PM (1YgVg)

717 Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 08:24 PM (90CAH) Exactly, five living legends that the infidels could not defeat return home to adulation and inspire hundreds if not thousands more to wage jihad! Way to go Obama!

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

718 Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 08:24 PM (90CAH) Exactly, five living legends that the infidels could not defeat return home to adulation and inspire hundreds if not thousands more to wage jihad! Way to go Obama!

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

719 Dayum, another day that I will barely make it into the ONT.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:05 PM (ojnk6)

720 Dayum, another day that I will barely make it into the ONT.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:05 PM (ojnk6)

721 You think Milton's grammar sucks, you should try to read Chaucer or Spenser. Dan Brown is probably rolling over in his grave right now.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 04:06 PM (MbqmP)

722 You think Milton's grammar sucks, you should try to read Chaucer or Spenser. Dan Brown is probably rolling over in his grave right now.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 04:06 PM (MbqmP)

723 oh shit, they're losing Kirk in the transporter!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -481) at May 31, 2014 04:08 PM (7lPnF)

724 oh shit, they're losing Kirk in the transporter!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -481) at May 31, 2014 04:08 PM (7lPnF)

725 by law the JEF is supposed to give Congress 30 days notice before he transfers any terrorist prisoner and provide rationale that their threat has been substantially mitigated by law not that that means anything

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 04:09 PM (zOTsN)

726 by law the JEF is supposed to give Congress 30 days notice before he transfers any terrorist prisoner and provide rationale that their threat has been substantially mitigated by law not that that means anything

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 04:09 PM (zOTsN)

727 Now: laundry. Next: I'll be trying out my new cordless hair clippers. Later: chicken and a movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -481) at May 31, 2014 04:10 PM (7lPnF)

728 Now: laundry. Next: I'll be trying out my new cordless hair clippers. Later: chicken and a movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (Day -481) at May 31, 2014 04:10 PM (7lPnF)

729 Later: chicken and a movie. I don't even want to know what exactly is in store.

Posted by: the Chicken at May 31, 2014 04:11 PM (UK6zJ)

730 Later: chicken and a movie. I don't even want to know what exactly is in store.

Posted by: the Chicken at May 31, 2014 04:11 PM (UK6zJ)

731 This may be ONT-worthy: We Got a Champion Barista to Rank the Sub-Par Coffee Your Parents Drink https://tinyurl.com/p6fbf73 Check out the comments too. Instapundit pointed out: "We won a world war on sub-par coffee. But people were made of sterner stuff back then. Now sipping Folger's counts as intolerable suffering."

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:14 PM (sdi6R)

732 This may be ONT-worthy: We Got a Champion Barista to Rank the Sub-Par Coffee Your Parents Drink https://tinyurl.com/p6fbf73 Check out the comments too. Instapundit pointed out: "We won a world war on sub-par coffee. But people were made of sterner stuff back then. Now sipping Folger's counts as intolerable suffering."

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:14 PM (sdi6R)

733 Later: chicken and a movie.

I don't even want to know what exactly is in store.

Posted by: the Chicken at May 31, 2014 09:11 PM (UK6zJ)


A chick flick?

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 04:14 PM (8lmkt)

734 Later: chicken and a movie.

I don't even want to know what exactly is in store.

Posted by: the Chicken at May 31, 2014 09:11 PM (UK6zJ)


A chick flick?

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2014 04:14 PM (8lmkt)

735 What was the name of the Christian, British maybe, who was kidnapped in Labanon in the 1980s and held for years, then came back a muslim? He might have been there on a mission to mediate? I am getting deja vu, and everything is completely different, except I wonder what came back in Bergdahl's place? A newly minted muslim? A shell shocked POW? A deserter who regrets what he did? I wish we could ship his father over now.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:15 PM (2bql3)

736 What was the name of the Christian, British maybe, who was kidnapped in Labanon in the 1980s and held for years, then came back a muslim? He might have been there on a mission to mediate? I am getting deja vu, and everything is completely different, except I wonder what came back in Bergdahl's place? A newly minted muslim? A shell shocked POW? A deserter who regrets what he did? I wish we could ship his father over now.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:15 PM (2bql3)

737 Check out the comments too. Instapundit pointed out: "We won a world war on sub-par coffee. But people were made of sterner stuff back then. Now sipping Folger's counts as intolerable suffering." Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:14 PM (sdi6R) ****** Not even gonna glance at that link. The pussification of an entire Counrtry continues apace.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:16 PM (ojnk6)

738 Check out the comments too. Instapundit pointed out: "We won a world war on sub-par coffee. But people were made of sterner stuff back then. Now sipping Folger's counts as intolerable suffering." Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:14 PM (sdi6R) ****** Not even gonna glance at that link. The pussification of an entire Counrtry continues apace.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:16 PM (ojnk6)

739 Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2014 09:04 PM (nZiT2) - THANK YOU for the info. -----------It didn't even work when I just copied and pasted the name of Mark Knoller and markknoller... Had to retype it.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (2bql3)

740 Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2014 09:04 PM (nZiT2) - THANK YOU for the info. -----------It didn't even work when I just copied and pasted the name of Mark Knoller and markknoller... Had to retype it.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (2bql3)

741 according to some posters at this aint hell Taliban used the search for Bergdahl to draw out searchers and attack them like he was bait

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (zOTsN)

742 according to some posters at this aint hell Taliban used the search for Bergdahl to draw out searchers and attack them like he was bait

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (zOTsN)

743 Loving this Sox game. Up 7-0 over the Rays already, after last night's Donnybrook. Bottom 5th.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (ZshNr)

744 Loving this Sox game. Up 7-0 over the Rays already, after last night's Donnybrook. Bottom 5th.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:17 PM (ZshNr)

745 369 Not even gonna glance at that link. The pussification of an entire Counrtry continues apace. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 09:16 PM (ojnk6) Nah, it's fun. Some of the commenters are coffee snobs and some aren't.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:19 PM (sdi6R)

746 369 Not even gonna glance at that link. The pussification of an entire Counrtry continues apace. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 09:16 PM (ojnk6) Nah, it's fun. Some of the commenters are coffee snobs and some aren't.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:19 PM (sdi6R)

747 Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:14 PM (sdi6R) According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the perculator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 04:20 PM (tMrG8)

748 Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:14 PM (sdi6R) According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the perculator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 04:20 PM (tMrG8)

749 OVomit IS the law..... That should scare the shit out of everyone. There are, at least, a dozen or more impeachable offenses that this fucker SHOULD be impeached over. The very fact that he is not just tells me that the rule of law and,by extension, this country is dead.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 04:21 PM (jucos)

750 OVomit IS the law..... That should scare the shit out of everyone. There are, at least, a dozen or more impeachable offenses that this fucker SHOULD be impeached over. The very fact that he is not just tells me that the rule of law and,by extension, this country is dead.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 04:21 PM (jucos)

751 Nah, it's fun. Some of the commenters are coffee snobs and some aren't. Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:19 PM (sdi6R) If it doesn't involve cat poop, then it ain't coffee...

Posted by: Your Local Barista with a Ph.D. in Giant Political Puppet Design at May 31, 2014 04:21 PM (K1sEu)

752 Nah, it's fun. Some of the commenters are coffee snobs and some aren't. Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 09:19 PM (sdi6R) If it doesn't involve cat poop, then it ain't coffee...

Posted by: Your Local Barista with a Ph.D. in Giant Political Puppet Design at May 31, 2014 04:21 PM (K1sEu)

753 What was the name of the Christian, British maybe, who was kidnapped in Labanon in the 1980s and held for years, then came back a muslim?

Terry Waite pops to mind, but no other details. Off to see what Bing turns up.

Posted by: Retread at May 31, 2014 04:22 PM (l7hog)

754 What was the name of the Christian, British maybe, who was kidnapped in Labanon in the 1980s and held for years, then came back a muslim?

Terry Waite pops to mind, but no other details. Off to see what Bing turns up.

Posted by: Retread at May 31, 2014 04:22 PM (l7hog)

755 374 According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the perculator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee. Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 09:20 PM (tMrG I've heard that too. In fact, while reading the article I thought he should have used a percolator for proper effect. I remember my mom making coffee with a percolator when I was a kid. I didn't drink coffee back then, but I was fascinated with the "bloop, bloop" in the glass top. I'd like to try making it that way just for the heck of it, since that's how Americans made coffee for generations. I've looked for that old percolator in the attic a couple of times, but no luck.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:26 PM (sdi6R)

756 374 According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the perculator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee. Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 09:20 PM (tMrG I've heard that too. In fact, while reading the article I thought he should have used a percolator for proper effect. I remember my mom making coffee with a percolator when I was a kid. I didn't drink coffee back then, but I was fascinated with the "bloop, bloop" in the glass top. I'd like to try making it that way just for the heck of it, since that's how Americans made coffee for generations. I've looked for that old percolator in the attic a couple of times, but no luck.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:26 PM (sdi6R)

757 The coffee percolator on my Nana's stove was a sure sign that Thanksgiving dessert was on it's way. Us kids would wait until we saw/heard/smelled it and then declare dinner officially over. The adults didn't complain.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:28 PM (ZshNr)

758 The coffee percolator on my Nana's stove was a sure sign that Thanksgiving dessert was on it's way. Us kids would wait until we saw/heard/smelled it and then declare dinner officially over. The adults didn't complain.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:28 PM (ZshNr)

759 I just noticed today that Trader Joe's is selling cold press coffee concentrate for $7 ~ 8, for those that may be interested.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2014 04:31 PM (nZiT2)

760 I just noticed today that Trader Joe's is selling cold press coffee concentrate for $7 ~ 8, for those that may be interested.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 31, 2014 04:31 PM (nZiT2)

761 I done cooked and filt myself full of meatloaf, mashed taters and gravy, with green beans, and Blue Bell Red, White, and Blue ice cream. Baylor Lady Bears scaring the snot out of the Kaintuck gals and shaping up to be a good night. 

Posted by: Erowmero at May 31, 2014 04:32 PM (go5uR)

762 I done cooked and filt myself full of meatloaf, mashed taters and gravy, with green beans, and Blue Bell Red, White, and Blue ice cream. Baylor Lady Bears scaring the snot out of the Kaintuck gals and shaping up to be a good night. 

Posted by: Erowmero at May 31, 2014 04:32 PM (go5uR)

763 I just noticed that there are 90 comments at Instapundit's link to the coffee article.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:34 PM (sdi6R)

764 I just noticed that there are 90 comments at Instapundit's link to the coffee article.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:34 PM (sdi6R)

765 Oooh, a "Champion Barista"? What does that mean? He can make correct change?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 31, 2014 04:34 PM (yagOO)

766 Oooh, a "Champion Barista"? What does that mean? He can make correct change?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 31, 2014 04:34 PM (yagOO)

767 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? - Original sin. Pixie's original sin.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 04:35 PM (Mogjf)

768 Is there a reason why I can't post a Tweet, in plain text here? - Original sin. Pixie's original sin.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 31, 2014 04:35 PM (Mogjf)

769 OT- I rented TWICE, the same bad movie (Assasin's Bullet) with Christian Slater and some creepy belly dancer... Twice. Once from Redbox and once from Netflix. Thought my mom would like it. She liked it for a while. I didn't like any of it, and was creeped out by the wig on the belly dancer.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:37 PM (2bql3)

770 OT- I rented TWICE, the same bad movie (Assasin's Bullet) with Christian Slater and some creepy belly dancer... Twice. Once from Redbox and once from Netflix. Thought my mom would like it. She liked it for a while. I didn't like any of it, and was creeped out by the wig on the belly dancer.

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2014 04:37 PM (2bql3)

771 I watched "Say Anything" in it's entirety the other day. Netflix. I'm sure I'd never before seen it without being in a room full of chatters, smokers and jokers before. Very good movie.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:39 PM (ZshNr)

772 I watched "Say Anything" in it's entirety the other day. Netflix. I'm sure I'd never before seen it without being in a room full of chatters, smokers and jokers before. Very good movie.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:39 PM (ZshNr)

773 I had some friends who rented "Captain Ron" once. Had.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 04:39 PM (MbqmP)

774 I had some friends who rented "Captain Ron" once. Had.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at May 31, 2014 04:39 PM (MbqmP)

775 The VA Has Myriad Problems but Funding Ain't One [Y-not] because all the community orginizer knows, is to demand mo money! throw money at all the 'ommunity' problems, school, no parents, no work, no learning, no manners... as if money will take care of all the problems, and make these individuals productive citizens.

Posted by: ploome at May 31, 2014 04:41 PM (O6OW+)

776 The VA Has Myriad Problems but Funding Ain't One [Y-not] because all the community orginizer knows, is to demand mo money! throw money at all the 'ommunity' problems, school, no parents, no work, no learning, no manners... as if money will take care of all the problems, and make these individuals productive citizens.

Posted by: ploome at May 31, 2014 04:41 PM (O6OW+)

777 Think I'm gonna Netflix it again tonight. Anything good out there?

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:42 PM (ZshNr)

778 Think I'm gonna Netflix it again tonight. Anything good out there?

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:42 PM (ZshNr)

779 Heh, I still use a percolator for coffee when I'm camping (trailer not tent) I also just canned coffee instead of grinding and powdered creamer. At home I use french press and half and half but for camping it doesn't have to taste great, it just has to an ingestible form of caffeine.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:43 PM (Zo60C)

780 Heh, I still use a percolator for coffee when I'm camping (trailer not tent) I also just canned coffee instead of grinding and powdered creamer. At home I use french press and half and half but for camping it doesn't have to taste great, it just has to an ingestible form of caffeine.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:43 PM (Zo60C)

781 CDR-M, come save us please. Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:43 PM (ojnk6)

782 CDR-M, come save us please. Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:43 PM (ojnk6)

783 Holy shit.  Best price I've seen in years.  Click my name.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 04:45 PM (90CAH)

784 Holy shit.  Best price I've seen in years.  Click my name.

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 04:45 PM (90CAH)

785 "Help us, CDR M, you're our only hope...."

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 04:46 PM (90CAH)

786 "Help us, CDR M, you're our only hope...."

Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 04:46 PM (90CAH)

787 just has to BE an ingestible form of caffeine. My fast proof reading skills still stink.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:46 PM (Zo60C)

788 just has to BE an ingestible form of caffeine. My fast proof reading skills still stink.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:46 PM (Zo60C)

789 Holy shit. Best price I've seen in years. Click my name. Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 09:45 PM (90CAH) ****** Dayum.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:48 PM (ojnk6)

790 Holy shit. Best price I've seen in years. Click my name. Posted by: Bomber at May 31, 2014 09:45 PM (90CAH) ****** Dayum.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 04:48 PM (ojnk6)

791 The VA will seem like a well oiled machine once the myriad problems of Obamacide are revealed.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:49 PM (/rVxx)

792 The VA will seem like a well oiled machine once the myriad problems of Obamacide are revealed.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:49 PM (/rVxx)

793 Seriously, the comments both at Instapundit and at the coffee article are great. Lots of coffee flame-warring going on. I have a hand grinder and French press at home, and buy whole bean coffee. At work I use my boss' drip machine and the ground coffee he buys in cans. (I can't even remember the brand off the top of my head.) I honestly can't tell much difference. I guess I don't have a very sensitive palate.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

794 Seriously, the comments both at Instapundit and at the coffee article are great. Lots of coffee flame-warring going on. I have a hand grinder and French press at home, and buy whole bean coffee. At work I use my boss' drip machine and the ground coffee he buys in cans. (I can't even remember the brand off the top of my head.) I honestly can't tell much difference. I guess I don't have a very sensitive palate.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

795 392 Buy a bunch. I heard some Congress Critter say those things aren't reusable once. If only someone could invent a reusable magazine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (/rVxx)

796 392 Buy a bunch. I heard some Congress Critter say those things aren't reusable once. If only someone could invent a reusable magazine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (/rVxx)

797 Hi, PaleRider! Are you able to attend the Morondezvous? Did you get my email?

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (16TAZ)

798 Hi, PaleRider! Are you able to attend the Morondezvous? Did you get my email?

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 04:52 PM (16TAZ)

799 Hi Mindy. Sorry slow with my RSVP but I still can't make the 14th. Going to be at a 3day riding clinic.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (Zo60C)

800 Hi Mindy. Sorry slow with my RSVP but I still can't make the 14th. Going to be at a 3day riding clinic.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (Zo60C)

801 Oh, T9, to answer an earlier question in a different thread, I have never served directly, but have huge respect for those who have. I did work as an electronics and computer geek for one of those 3 letter agencies as a civvy contractor in the years 85-90. They began asking me to do shit I was uncomfortable with, so I left. Saw a little action though. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:44 PM (ojnk6) not sure what the question was? I don't disregard folks that didn't wear a uniform. That's just silly. Your path takes you where it takes you. As long as someone is the best they can be at the task at hand, good on ya.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (x3YFz)

802 Oh, T9, to answer an earlier question in a different thread, I have never served directly, but have huge respect for those who have. I did work as an electronics and computer geek for one of those 3 letter agencies as a civvy contractor in the years 85-90. They began asking me to do shit I was uncomfortable with, so I left. Saw a little action though. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 08:44 PM (ojnk6) not sure what the question was? I don't disregard folks that didn't wear a uniform. That's just silly. Your path takes you where it takes you. As long as someone is the best they can be at the task at hand, good on ya.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (x3YFz)

803 99 problems and a job aint one.

Posted by: J-EBT at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (/rVxx)

804 99 problems and a job aint one.

Posted by: J-EBT at May 31, 2014 04:55 PM (/rVxx)

805 Damn. Inside the park home run for the Rays after the Sox center fielder smashed himself against the wall and was unable to get up to make a play. The ball hit him in the eye off the ricochet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:56 PM (ZshNr)

806 Damn. Inside the park home run for the Rays after the Sox center fielder smashed himself against the wall and was unable to get up to make a play. The ball hit him in the eye off the ricochet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:56 PM (ZshNr)

807 PaleRider, hope the riding clinic goes well. We will miss you!

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 04:56 PM (16TAZ)

808 PaleRider, hope the riding clinic goes well. We will miss you!

Posted by: Mindy invites you to the Colorado Morondezvous at May 31, 2014 04:56 PM (16TAZ)

809 Got him in the nose, not the eye.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (ZshNr)

810 Got him in the nose, not the eye.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (ZshNr)

811 The History Channel's World War's is a pretty good series. You can see how it is all tied together. Weak and Feckless leadership leads to war. Always has, always will.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (jucos)

812 The History Channel's World War's is a pretty good series. You can see how it is all tied together. Weak and Feckless leadership leads to war. Always has, always will.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (jucos)

813 We just traded 5 Mohomodan Pederasts for a Sergeant.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (/rVxx)

814 We just traded 5 Mohomodan Pederasts for a Sergeant.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 04:58 PM (/rVxx)

815 "The noun myriad has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton (plural myriads) and Thoreau (a myriad of), and it continues to occur frequently in reputable English. There is no reason to avoid it." ok, that's it. everyone burns in hell. Line up. No you can't bring your beer with you.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 04:59 PM (x3YFz)

816 "The noun myriad has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton (plural myriads) and Thoreau (a myriad of), and it continues to occur frequently in reputable English. There is no reason to avoid it." ok, that's it. everyone burns in hell. Line up. No you can't bring your beer with you.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 04:59 PM (x3YFz)

817 According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the percolator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 09:20 PM ( tMrG8 )


Correct.  Percolating coffee leads to over-extraction of the grounds because the water passes over them more than once.  The first 70% of what comes out of the grounds is what makes coffee taste good; the last 30% is what makes it taste bad.  The seeming paradox is that, even with regular one-pass brewing/pressing, to get good-tasting coffee you should use a higher grounds-to-water ratio.  Plus a pinch of salt.


Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (TBxjE)

818 According to my deep research ( I watched a Modern Marvel episode on coffee) the main reason coffee did not taste great back in the day was not the coffee but how it was made. If I recall , the percolator was the worst way that could have been invented to make coffee.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 31, 2014 09:20 PM ( tMrG8 )


Correct.  Percolating coffee leads to over-extraction of the grounds because the water passes over them more than once.  The first 70% of what comes out of the grounds is what makes coffee taste good; the last 30% is what makes it taste bad.  The seeming paradox is that, even with regular one-pass brewing/pressing, to get good-tasting coffee you should use a higher grounds-to-water ratio.  Plus a pinch of salt.


Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (TBxjE)

819 So Jefe, would you say my pinatas come in a myriad of colors?

Posted by: El Guapo at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (pgQxn)

820 So Jefe, would you say my pinatas come in a myriad of colors?

Posted by: El Guapo at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (pgQxn)

821 not sure what the question was? I don't disregard folks that didn't wear a uniform. That's just silly. Your path takes you where it takes you. As long as someone is the best they can be at the task at hand, good on ya. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 09:55 PM (x3YFz) ***** As I recall, you asked which branch I was in after posting about a tranny comment in the car thread. I was not officially "in", but do have experience jumping out of a perfectly good plane. Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (ojnk6)

822 not sure what the question was? I don't disregard folks that didn't wear a uniform. That's just silly. Your path takes you where it takes you. As long as someone is the best they can be at the task at hand, good on ya. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 09:55 PM (x3YFz) ***** As I recall, you asked which branch I was in after posting about a tranny comment in the car thread. I was not officially "in", but do have experience jumping out of a perfectly good plane. Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:01 PM (ojnk6)

823 As I recall, you asked which branch I was in after posting about a tranny comment in the car thread. I was not officially "in", but do have experience jumping out of a perfectly good plane. Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 10:01 PM (ojnk6) My bad, I'd just assumed you had served. That's all.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:05 PM (x3YFz)

824 As I recall, you asked which branch I was in after posting about a tranny comment in the car thread. I was not officially "in", but do have experience jumping out of a perfectly good plane. Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 10:01 PM (ojnk6) My bad, I'd just assumed you had served. That's all.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:05 PM (x3YFz)

825 Counterpoint: Milton modeled his "Paradise Lost" upon the Aeneid and the Odyssey, specifically where they dealt with the house of Hades. So that poem's poetic language was deliberately Latinate and, er, Graecate. That is why the poem sports phrases like "multitudinous sea incarnadine", and why it employs the word "tempt" (good Latin) to mean what we'd call "attempt" (better English).

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

826 Counterpoint: Milton modeled his "Paradise Lost" upon the Aeneid and the Odyssey, specifically where they dealt with the house of Hades. So that poem's poetic language was deliberately Latinate and, er, Graecate. That is why the poem sports phrases like "multitudinous sea incarnadine", and why it employs the word "tempt" (good Latin) to mean what we'd call "attempt" (better English).

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

827 My bad, I'd just assumed you had served. That's all. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 10:05 PM (x3YFz) **** Copy.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:08 PM (ojnk6)

828 My bad, I'd just assumed you had served. That's all. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 10:05 PM (x3YFz) **** Copy.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:08 PM (ojnk6)

829 Counterpoint: Milton modeled his "Paradise Lost" upon the Aeneid and the Odyssey, specifically where they dealt with the house of Hades. So that poem's poetic language was deliberately Latinate and, er, Graecate. That is why the poem sports phrases like "multitudinous sea incarnadine", and why it employs the word "tempt" (good Latin) to mean what we'd call "attempt" (better English). Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 10:05 PM (3kZUM) I'm going to stand fast on the use of "myriad." Also I go apoplectic over misuse of "comprise." Yeah, I'm weird.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:09 PM (x3YFz)

830 Counterpoint: Milton modeled his "Paradise Lost" upon the Aeneid and the Odyssey, specifically where they dealt with the house of Hades. So that poem's poetic language was deliberately Latinate and, er, Graecate. That is why the poem sports phrases like "multitudinous sea incarnadine", and why it employs the word "tempt" (good Latin) to mean what we'd call "attempt" (better English). Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 10:05 PM (3kZUM) I'm going to stand fast on the use of "myriad." Also I go apoplectic over misuse of "comprise." Yeah, I'm weird.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:09 PM (x3YFz)

831 Scurry upstairs, puppies. dinner is ready.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 31, 2014 05:09 PM (HXQvh)

832 Scurry upstairs, puppies. dinner is ready.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 31, 2014 05:09 PM (HXQvh)

833 I went in to Hines with a heart attack two years ago and those folks saved my potatoes. I remember a whole bunch of people working on me. Someone told me later that I went out and they brought me back. They were so overly respectful I was embarrassed at times. Gave me anything I wanted and didn't meet a single doc or nurse that was shitty. I can't say enough good about those folks. I hope the suits, who probably were the thieves, get what they deserve.

Posted by: dumbartist at May 31, 2014 05:10 PM (ahBY0)

834 I went in to Hines with a heart attack two years ago and those folks saved my potatoes. I remember a whole bunch of people working on me. Someone told me later that I went out and they brought me back. They were so overly respectful I was embarrassed at times. Gave me anything I wanted and didn't meet a single doc or nurse that was shitty. I can't say enough good about those folks. I hope the suits, who probably were the thieves, get what they deserve.

Posted by: dumbartist at May 31, 2014 05:10 PM (ahBY0)

835 I just like "myriad" because it's more elegant to say "myriadS"-plural, than to say "TENS of thousands". Unless you're Christopher Lee of course.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 05:10 PM (3kZUM)

836 I just like "myriad" because it's more elegant to say "myriadS"-plural, than to say "TENS of thousands". Unless you're Christopher Lee of course.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 05:10 PM (3kZUM)

837 Milton Bradley?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 05:11 PM (/rVxx)

838 Milton Bradley?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 31, 2014 05:11 PM (/rVxx)

839 Corgis, scamper off to the OOT!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:11 PM (ojnk6)

840 Corgis, scamper off to the OOT!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:11 PM (ojnk6)

841 Looks like we'll need a myriad of crossbows to sort this out

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (3kZUM)

842 Looks like we'll need a myriad of crossbows to sort this out

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (3kZUM)

843 Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did. _____ that's pretty cool. I don't personally place merit or demerit on anyone based on their history, just the man standing in front of me.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (x3YFz)

844 Fun fact. Even though I am an and was 6' and 190, I had to carry 3 MP5s to fall as fast as the Bad Ass Operators I suported did. _____ that's pretty cool. I don't personally place merit or demerit on anyone based on their history, just the man standing in front of me.

Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 05:12 PM (x3YFz)

845 that's pretty cool. I don't personally place merit or demerit on anyone based on their history, just the man standing in front of me. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 10:12 PM (x3YFz) ******* These guys were amazing. I only needed the extra weight due to the amount of weight in their kit. I was a rear tech guy only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:18 PM (ojnk6)

846 that's pretty cool. I don't personally place merit or demerit on anyone based on their history, just the man standing in front of me. Posted by: tangonine at May 31, 2014 10:12 PM (x3YFz) ******* These guys were amazing. I only needed the extra weight due to the amount of weight in their kit. I was a rear tech guy only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 31, 2014 05:18 PM (ojnk6)

847 Since you're quoting Merriam-Webster:

Recent criticism of the use of myriad as a noun, both in the plural form myriads and in the phrase a myriad of, seems to reflect a mistaken belief that the word was originally and is still properly only an adjective.

Myriad, like chiliad, is most commonly used as a noun these days.  The problem appears to arise in the translation from Ancient Greek, where different forms of the same root word conveyed different usages, but we don't have that option in English except by tacking on an article and a preposition for clarification purposes.  e.g. "myriad problems" vs. "a myriad of problems".

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:27 PM (TBxjE)

848 Since you're quoting Merriam-Webster:

Recent criticism of the use of myriad as a noun, both in the plural form myriads and in the phrase a myriad of, seems to reflect a mistaken belief that the word was originally and is still properly only an adjective.

Myriad, like chiliad, is most commonly used as a noun these days.  The problem appears to arise in the translation from Ancient Greek, where different forms of the same root word conveyed different usages, but we don't have that option in English except by tacking on an article and a preposition for clarification purposes.  e.g. "myriad problems" vs. "a myriad of problems".

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:27 PM (TBxjE)

849 Who wanted an exciting UFC fight?
Brazilian Jony Jason and American Peralta just put on a nice show.
Cat quick and mean pair of opponents.
Close fight in Brazil. I doubt the judges are feeling suicidal enough to give it to Peralta

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:30 PM (IVgIK)

850 Who wanted an exciting UFC fight?
Brazilian Jony Jason and American Peralta just put on a nice show.
Cat quick and mean pair of opponents.
Close fight in Brazil. I doubt the judges are feeling suicidal enough to give it to Peralta

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:30 PM (IVgIK)

851 Oooooo I overestimated the judges sense of self preservation!

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:32 PM (IVgIK)

852 Oooooo I overestimated the judges sense of self preservation!

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:32 PM (IVgIK)

853 YAY! Grammar!! My pet peeve is: "Obama is as bad if not worse than any President in history." While the sentence is true...I'm squeamish unless it says "as bad AS, if not worse than..." and no one seems to follow that rule anymore.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 05:32 PM (qi9tG)

854 YAY! Grammar!! My pet peeve is: "Obama is as bad if not worse than any President in history." While the sentence is true...I'm squeamish unless it says "as bad AS, if not worse than..." and no one seems to follow that rule anymore.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 05:32 PM (qi9tG)

855 Impacted



Hate.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:34 PM (IVgIK)

856 Impacted



Hate.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 31, 2014 05:34 PM (IVgIK)

857 YAY! Grammar!! My pet peeve is: "Obama is as bad if not worse than any President in history."
While the sentence is true...I'm squeamish unless it says "as bad AS, if not worse than..." and no one seems to follow that rule anymore.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 10:32 PM (qi9tG)

 
Egad.  Do they say that these days?  How discruciating (a word made up years ago by a now-deceased friend that I still think should make it into the dictionary).  Although he never gave me the etymological theory behind his invention, I always thought of it as a portmanteau of distressing and excruciating.

Anyway, I agree with you.  And you can tell 'em I said so.

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:40 PM (TBxjE)

858 YAY! Grammar!! My pet peeve is: "Obama is as bad if not worse than any President in history."
While the sentence is true...I'm squeamish unless it says "as bad AS, if not worse than..." and no one seems to follow that rule anymore.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 10:32 PM (qi9tG)

 
Egad.  Do they say that these days?  How discruciating (a word made up years ago by a now-deceased friend that I still think should make it into the dictionary).  Although he never gave me the etymological theory behind his invention, I always thought of it as a portmanteau of distressing and excruciating.

Anyway, I agree with you.  And you can tell 'em I said so.

Posted by: CQD at May 31, 2014 05:40 PM (TBxjE)

859 429 - That's a great word. I hope I can remember to use it. Like gription. Some words just beg to be added to the dictionary.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 05:45 PM (qi9tG)

860 429 - That's a great word. I hope I can remember to use it. Like gription. Some words just beg to be added to the dictionary.

Posted by: Marybel at May 31, 2014 05:45 PM (qi9tG)

861 Bergdahl walked out of the FOB in the middle of the night with his diary, a knife, and a canteen.
Look at his daddies tweets. He is a traitor, a deserter and needs to be tried for desertion.
Bring him back to the states, let him connect with his family for a couple of weeks, then try him for desertion in time of war and execute him.

Posted by: ChrisP at May 31, 2014 06:29 PM (Dbyvy)

862 Bergdahl walked out of the FOB in the middle of the night with his diary, a knife, and a canteen.
Look at his daddies tweets. He is a traitor, a deserter and needs to be tried for desertion.
Bring him back to the states, let him connect with his family for a couple of weeks, then try him for desertion in time of war and execute him.

Posted by: ChrisP at May 31, 2014 06:29 PM (Dbyvy)

863 As far as Berdahl goes it disturbs me when one says prisoner of war (POW). What WAR? War on terrorism? Over seas contingency operation? The Taliban have no uniforms no nothing. In fact, if I may, he was a hostage(whether willing or not). Just a irk of mine so to speak.

I followed this for awhile and then it got put to the wayside. His father was not who I see now with retweeting the Taliban and saying shit and stuff. Yes, the Taliban has a twitter account ie;The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. BUT...who did this exchange was the PAKI-Taliban not the Afghan Taliban. As Brad Thor mentions the Haggani tali like money and why the hell did TFG do this?

Back to lurking after giving my 2 cents worth

Posted by: lurker4 awhile till at May 31, 2014 07:07 PM (6sfEZ)

864 As far as Berdahl goes it disturbs me when one says prisoner of war (POW). What WAR? War on terrorism? Over seas contingency operation? The Taliban have no uniforms no nothing. In fact, if I may, he was a hostage(whether willing or not). Just a irk of mine so to speak.

I followed this for awhile and then it got put to the wayside. His father was not who I see now with retweeting the Taliban and saying shit and stuff. Yes, the Taliban has a twitter account ie;The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. BUT...who did this exchange was the PAKI-Taliban not the Afghan Taliban. As Brad Thor mentions the Haggani tali like money and why the hell did TFG do this?

Back to lurking after giving my 2 cents worth

Posted by: lurker4 awhile till at May 31, 2014 07:07 PM (6sfEZ)

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