September 30, 2017

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Human school child included in Cornell carrot study

Happy Saturday, Horde! Anybody catch the post by Stephen Green earlier this week on that guy trying to do damage control for his bogus food science? Thanks for the funding, Michelle Obama!

Via our friends at New Real Peer Review, here is a piece with some new links on the scandal, plus an investigation of how carrots are counted at Cornell these days. The author rips apart a single table from the paper:

"Attractive Names Sustain Increased Vegetable Intake in Schools" by Wansink et.al. (2012). It presents a simple thesis: change the name of 'carrots' and 'beans' and 'broccoli' to something exciting that the kids are doing (I don't know, 'Buzz Lightyear chard' or 'Pokemon kale' etc.) and children will eat more of it. The paper has 99 citations at present.

There seem to have been a few glitches in their methodology for determining if kids would eat more veggies if they were given exciting names. There are a bunch of statistical details on the study methods at the link, for those inclined to get into the details, but the funniest bits for the less-nerdish among us may be negative carrots and:

If you haven't read the original paper, or have forgotten it by now, let me refresh your memory: our original values describe the amount of carrots served to elementary school children (ages 8 to 11) at lunch in a control condition.

And, apparently, at least one of them is a Clydesdale horse.

What other animal thinks it can eat 60 carrots? Also note: this is in the control intervention to get schoolkids to eat MORE carrots. I think this child is sorted, frankly.

Even considering the size of 'baby carrots' (which are little orange carrot-tubes lathed off real carrots so they are geometric enough to be acceptable to Americans, who largely treat vegetables as a concept), this is a thoroughly confusing amount of vegetables.

I think that New Real Peer Review is one of the more worthy uses of Twitter. How else would we have learned about this challenge to the bogus carrot data? Any other scientific bloopers stand out in your mind lately?

If you want to discuss real garden carrots, there will be a Gardening Thread coming up soon. Have a great weekend. Got anything interesting planned?

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1 Beautiful horse

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 06:19 AM (ghofu)

2 Nice foal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2017 06:20 AM (U3kqa)

3 Legalinsurrection over 70 Obama-appointees-are-burrowed-in-government-jobs/#more-228708

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 06:20 AM (ghofu)

4 Tick Tick Tick

Posted by: gNewt at September 30, 2017 06:20 AM (XntMs)

5 Carrots do not thrill me, ever. No matter what you name them. It is however, tomato season. I love tomatoes so much I could marry them. All shapes and sizes and colors (ripe, I mean). The little tiny yellow sunnies, and the big misshapened heirlooms, that almost taste like beef when you cut into them and eat them like a steak. Veggies are wonderful as they are. I have no interest in any bogus science, which appears to me more like an experiment in mind control, and nothing like a study on how to get kids to eat more vegetables.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:23 AM (Pz4pT)

6 Good piece on how Trump triggers lefties every time he breathes. http://preview.tinyurl.com/yaelv28p

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at September 30, 2017 06:25 AM (Xhp1L)

7 Looks like that horse got his tail a bit too close to a weed whacker.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2017 06:26 AM (gC2IV)

8 I don't have anything to do with live horses but painting my miniature horse figures has become my favorite things to paint.

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 06:26 AM (ghofu)

9 Look at the musclature on that foal! I predict he hauls heavy loads in his future, with style!

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at September 30, 2017 06:26 AM (Xhp1L)

10 Here, have some muscle sprouts and Oprah.

Posted by: Meremortal merely looking at September 30, 2017 06:27 AM (3myMJ)

11 A New Hampshire jury has awarded a record-breaking $274 million verdict - which attorneys say is at least ten times greater than the previous state record for a personal injury claim - against a radio talk show host and businessman who accused three other businessmen of dealing "heroin" and "machine guns" in a warehouse. . . . . The lawsuit accused talk show host Michael Gill and political operative Aaron Day of defamation. . . . . Aaron Day, the one-time leader of the state's Republican Liberty Caucus, was also sued in his individual capacity . . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 30, 2017 06:27 AM (Nwg0u)

12 Dem just 6 points behind in Alabama Senate race: poll -The Hill More fake establishment news setting up an election steal. These asshole in the GOPe can't be replaced soon enough. and that horses ass looks like McConnell.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 06:28 AM (mcI77)

13 11 A New Hampshire jury has awarded a record-breaking $274 million verdict - which attorneys say is at least ten times greater than the previous state record for a personal injury claim - against a radio talk show host and businessman who accused three other businessmen of dealing "heroin" and "machine guns" in a warehouse. . . . . The lawsuit accused talk show host Michael Gill and political operative Aaron Day of defamation. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 30, 2017 11:27 AM (Nwg0u) And yet, they throw out Palin's lawsuit. Seems fair.

Posted by: WisRich at September 30, 2017 06:30 AM (OAlmw)

14 Your body, through cravings, will tell you what it needs if you'll just listen. Right now my body says it needs oreos and peanut M&Ms. Who am I to argue with science?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2017 06:30 AM (gC2IV)

15 'baby carrots' (which are little orange carrot-tubes lathed off real carrots so they are geometric enough to be acceptable to Americans, who largely treat vegetables as a concept), This shot may be directed at me, but it's funny!

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 06:30 AM (Sv2/X)

16 70 Obama-appointees-are-burrowed-in-government-jobs
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This would be highly actionable intelligence and would help remove roadblocks from Trump's agenda. If the majority of the embedded Deep State were Obama plants.

By comparison, Bush had 135 leftovers convert in his administration.

Fire them fine. And then what? Nothing will change.

Obama holdovers are not the majority of the problem. The Swamp is bipartisan and has been created, run, fed and nurtured by the GOP.



Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 30, 2017 06:31 AM (NrE3O)

17 (sigh; willowed) The NYT did a lengthy multi-part series on "Where did the Haiti aid go?" I think it was a "5 years later" thing, so it was pretty objective, believe it or not. Donor nations did not think the Haitian govt could administer the aid themselves. Period. So it was administered by private contractors. That makes sense, but it caused delays & added greatly to overhead. The short term, emergency relief effort ( food & tents, etc) might be graded at about B-, maybe. The longer term nation building stuff? Probabably graded D- or so. A lot of those ptojects were poorly conceived, AND required Haitian govt follow-up... with all that that entails.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 06:31 AM (PTHEn)

18 Dem just 6 points behind in Alabama Senate race: poll
-The Hill
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Early night.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 30, 2017 06:32 AM (NrE3O)

19 Maybe Keith Olbermann actually went to the more presitigious Cornell...

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 06:32 AM (Sv2/X)

20 More fake establishment news setting up an election steal. These asshole in the GOPe can't be replaced soon enough. ----------------------------- I hope they believe those numbers. It might persuade them to spend another X-teen million dollars in the battle- at some point, they'll run out of schmucks willing to donate to these losers

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at September 30, 2017 06:34 AM (Xhp1L)

21 Gee if they get a bunch of rabbits or gerbils in the classrooms the kids will probably "eat" more leafy greens too. Although I don't know if feeding the small critters is as fun as giving carrots to a horse.

Posted by: PaleRider at September 30, 2017 06:34 AM (84F5k)

22 Dem just 6 points behind in Alabama Senate race: poll -The Hill On a scale of 1 to 10.

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 06:34 AM (pszv/)

23 Singer Jesse James Decker, wife of Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker, took to Instagram this week in defense of the National Anthem, claiming her husband was essentially tricked into sitting it out during last Sunday's Titans and Seahawks game. -WZ Mrs. Decker was the singer of the National Anthem Sad.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 06:36 AM (mcI77)

24 I would love for the DEMs to go all in for Jones in AL, as they did for Ossoff in GA. The poll showing Moore up by 6 also showed only 5% undecided. Moore just got savaged by $10 million or so in negative ads, too. Everything will be fine.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 06:37 AM (PTHEn)

25 The first thing we do, we kill all the donkeys. -Ferrari Driver

Posted by: Meremortal merely looking at September 30, 2017 06:37 AM (3myMJ)

26 If the Dem was up 6, they'd say the race was ovah.

Posted by: Meremortal merely looking at September 30, 2017 06:38 AM (3myMJ)

27 That child looks like a Belgian draft horse. The capital of Belgium is Brussels Sprouts come from Brussels Children hate Brussels sprouts more than carrots Quid Epsilon Desideratum

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 06:40 AM (mvenn)

28 'baby carrots' (which are little orange carrot-tubes lathed off real carrots so they are geometric enough to be acceptable to Americans, who largely treat vegetables as a concept), ------------------------------- This shot may be directed at me, but it's funny! Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 11:30 AM (Sv2/X) Me too! If I'm going to eat carrots, which I try to do, I buy them cleaned up and sometimes shaved into shreds that I can just throw on a salad. Big ol' gnarly carrots might be ten times cheaper, but hell, it takes work to get them to look right enough to eat!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:42 AM (Pz4pT)

29 Illinois bas gone Trump! https://tinyurl.com/yacc347v

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 30, 2017 06:42 AM (Nwg0u)

30 Did a sleigh ride once, up in Bretton Woods, New Hampster. At night, one billion degrees below zero. Was beautiful. Belgian draft horse. You have a ginormous blanket over you, so you're warm (the boss got to use my Russian fur hat, so she was quite comfy). Nice horse. Very impressive, um, "horsepower".

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2017 06:43 AM (NDlpU)

31 Okra / Brussel Sprouts 2020!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 30, 2017 06:44 AM (Nwg0u)

32 Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 11:30 AM (Sv2/X) Me too! If I'm going to eat carrots, which I try to do, I buy them cleaned up and sometimes shaved into shreds that I can just throw on a salad. Big ol' gnarly carrots might be ten times cheaper, but hell, it takes work to get them to look right enough to eat! Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:42 AM (Pz4pT) Or to put it another way, if I buy a bag of whole carrots, at least half of them end up in the trash. If I buy a bag of shreds, all of them end up in stomachs. So the one ain't cheaper than the other, regardless of what the pricetag says.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:44 AM (Pz4pT)

33 Whiskey for the men, beer for the horses!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2017 06:45 AM (gC2IV)

34 Quid Epsilon Desideratum Posted by: Muldoon at September 30, 2017 11:40 AM (mvenn) Stop talking french!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:46 AM (Pz4pT)

35 change the name of 'carrots' and 'beans' and 'broccoli' to something exciting that the kids are doing ***** Yeah, who doesn't know how well that whole, "here comes the airplane, vroom, open the hangar wide for the airplane Timmy, vroommmm, c'mon dammit, open the hangar..." shtick works.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 06:46 AM (mvenn)

36 Didn't Budweiser have to retire their Clydesdales because of SJWs?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

37 Yeah, who doesn't know how well that whole, "here comes the airplane, vroom, open the hangar wide for the airplane Timmy, vroommmm, c'mon dammit, open the hangar..." shtick works. Posted by: Muldoon This ain't a fucking restaurant. Eat what I make or cook something yourself.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig's Mom at September 30, 2017 06:47 AM (I11+c)

38 Mortimer is correct - while there probably is something troubling about the "burrowing in" phenomenon ("ram-spec"), it's not new, and it's not the main issue. Interior Sec. Zinke, somewhat blunt former SEAL that he is, blurted out some truths about this also, saying that only a portion of his agency was loyal to the admin's agenda. It's a problem faced by all non-Dem and now non-left-wing administrations, for decades (Nixon famously). But Mort's right, the political side of the equation remains the problem, and in that the GOP itself. Much could, and may still, be accomplished, but only with a changed GOP in Congress.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2017 06:47 AM (NDlpU)

39 Senora Alcalde de San Juan is a red beret-wearing, leftwing independentista. Unfortunately, pro-independence is a distinctly unpopular position in PR-- like down to about 20-25% & shrinking, as I think I recall. Statehood is 50-55% & Coomonwealth is way back in second place.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 06:48 AM (PTHEn)

40 35. Open the pod-bay doors, HAL.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 30, 2017 06:50 AM (fA1SL)

41 Little bit of research says they still take them all over the country for exhibitions. 


And I just had a 9 oz stuffed baked potato for lunch.  Good

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

42 I think that one statement by the food perfessor is probably true. "women who leave cereal on the counter eat more than those who do not" No kidding sherlock, women who care about appearance in their kitchens and put the cereal away in a cupboard are also more likely to care about their appearance and not over eat. That isn't universal though. My neighbor is very neat and tidy and keeps a very clean and tidy house even with 2 young kids but she is quite overweight. Her DH is somewhat overweight too. They are great neighbors with good values.

Posted by: PaleRider at September 30, 2017 06:52 AM (84F5k)

43 Nice horse. Very impressive, um, "horsepower".
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The horse is obese.  BMI calculations have determined that the horsie should not have any more food or medical care.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 30, 2017 06:52 AM (MIKMs)

44 This trick of renaming foods so kids will eat them is nothing new. My mom called milk "moo-pop" (or "moo-soda" for you folks living closer to the coasts) to entice us kids to drink more of it. It worked about as well as you'd expect.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at September 30, 2017 06:53 AM (Zd2ZF)

45 Senora Alcalde de San Juan is a red beret-wearing, leftwing independentista. God love her. Persist, honey. Demand independence!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 06:55 AM (SRKgf)

46 I have come to hate the term "evidence based," because it is so misused, so as to be 180 degrees from the concept. It should mean, here's what the research shows, now go apply it to your clients, and see if it works or not. If it does, keep doing it, if it doesn't find something else that does. What it often means though, is the powers that be tell you this is "evidence based" because some cock and bull research was done, so it has the stamp of approval. So when you try it with your clients, and it doesn't work, too bad, you WILL keep doing it anyway, because it's EVIDENCE BASED!! And then in the field, where the work is getting done, you have to send bullshite data up to your funders/corporate minders/accrediting bodies (whatever the case may be), while still trying to help your clients, doing what in your expert judgment, is working, regardless of what the so-called "evidence based" theories say is supposed to work.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:55 AM (Pz4pT)

47 22 Dem just 6 points behind in Alabama Senate race: poll -The Hill ******** Looks like its going to be an early night for Roy Moore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 06:55 AM (J2oJa)

48 Your body, through cravings, will tell you what it needs if you'll just listen +++ Works for diabetes!

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at September 30, 2017 06:56 AM (z2W2E)

49 Open the pod-bay doors, HAL.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 30, 2017 11:50 AM (fA1SL)


I'm sorry, Dave, I can't *murmblepldst*

*spit*  

You b**tard! Tricked me again!

Posted by: Infant HAL 9000 at September 30, 2017 06:56 AM (6KB54)

50 Brussels sprouts? Rename em Cap'n Billy's whizbang Chocolate Bombs if you like. Still tastes like shit.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2017 06:57 AM (gC2IV)

51 The future of male/ female relations:

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Only $6450 can get you the relationship of your dreams with with a woman who will not take your money, your house or even talk to you.

What a bargain!

Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 06:57 AM (aT+Bx)

52 46. This is why we can't have nice epistemologies.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 30, 2017 06:57 AM (fA1SL)

53 BIL in N. MN had Percheron horses. Damn near as big as Clydsdales. They were a wonder to stand next to. He used them to haul trees out of the woods to plank. he built an incredible dome home on his property there. Wonderful man. Nick. PS. Pray for him please. Brain tumor getting the best of him after 5 years of fighting. Thanks all.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'real cannibals don't eat quiche' at September 30, 2017 06:57 AM (xK8hY)

54 Barry & I insert carrots into our tossed salad.

Posted by: Reggie Love at September 30, 2017 06:58 AM (bc2Lc)

55 A major problem I see with 'science' is the notion that a set of data collected by a motivated and engaged researcher in a controlled setting with standardized equipment can be directly applied to an open population in a variety of settings when collected by disinterested data collectors using a wide range of equipment. It just doesn't translate that well. Case in point - Screening of newborns for serious congenital disease by measuring oxygen levels with pulse oximetry (finger clips). The background research and data collection was initially done by well-compensated research personnel using a tightly defined technique at rigidly controlled times following birth. A 'cutoff' value was statistically established. This cutoff value determines if further testing needs to be done. That research then got encoded into legislation (at the state level), so that now all hospitals with newborns have to perform the screening. But lo and behold, Nursy McNurserystaffer at Podunk Community Hospital and Regional Backhoe Rental Emporium slaps the probe on the baby's hand, takes the first number she sees and records it, then rushes off to the break room to finish her Big-Bucket-O-Chicken lunch. Sloppy data collection by people who have no investment in the data collection process gives crap data. But the Legislature gets to pat themselves on the back for enacting 'Science'.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 06:58 AM (mvenn)

56 Yeah, who doesn't know how well that whole, "here comes the airplane, vroom, open the hangar wide for the airplane Timmy, vroommmm, c'mon dammit, open the hangar..." shtick works. Posted by: Muldoon This ain't a f**king restaurant. Eat what I make or cook something yourself. Posted by: Prince Ludwig's Mom at September 30, 2017 11:47 AM (I11+c) Ezzackly!! When I pay the bills, and buy the food, the food coming into the house will be what I say it will be. You'll eat that, or don't eat. So you got that choice going for you, which is nice. When you are old enough to buy your own food, either I've taught you well, or you can make your own damned poor choices. Good luck with that. This ain't rocket surgery.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 06:59 AM (Pz4pT)

57 regardless of what the so-called "evidence based" theories say is supposed to work. Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:55 AM (Pz4pT) In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 06:59 AM (SRKgf)

58 38 Interior Sec. Zinke, somewhat blunt former SEAL that he is, blurted out some truths about this also, saying that only a portion of his agency was loyal to the admin's agenda. I believe Zinke said it was about 30 percent who are disloyal.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 07:00 AM (mcI77)

59 Your body, through cravings, will tell you what it needs if you'll just listen +++ Works for diabetes! Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at September 30, 2017 11:56 AM (z2W2E) Hooray for diabetes! I wish I had diabetes.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:01 AM (Pz4pT)

60 Brussels sprouts? Rename em Cap'n Billy's whizbang Chocolate Bombs if you like. Still tastes like shit. Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2017 11:57 AM (gC2IV) That's my problem with pot roast. Makes no difference what you do to it, it still tastes like a cheap piece of meat.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2017 07:01 AM (U3kqa)

61 51 Weird Thank God that Drudge updates us minute by minute on sex robots.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 07:02 AM (PTHEn)

62 31 Okra / Brussel Sprouts 2020! Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 30, 2017 11:44 AM (Nwg0u) ***** Okra is a communist conspiracy. Vile!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2017 07:02 AM (M+MSn)

63 Sloppy data collection by people who have no investment in the data collection process gives crap data. But the Legislature gets to pat themselves on the back for enacting 'Science'. Posted by: Muldoon at September 30, 2017 11:58 AM (mvenn) Plus, Nursy McNurserystaffer probably doesn't take the time to check the calibration on the equipment, which I assume needs to be done. People take any digital readout as Holy Writ, whether it makes any sense or not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 07:02 AM (SRKgf)

64 I believe Zinke said it was about 30 percent who are disloyal. Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 12:00 PM (mcI77) ********** So there is a Fifth Column embedded in the Dept. of the Interior. This is probably where the bears are getting all the guns.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 07:03 AM (J2oJa)

65 Calibrating is for fags.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 07:04 AM (J2oJa)

66 BIL in N. MN had Percheron horses. Damn near as big as Clydsdales. They were a wonder to stand next to. He used them to haul trees out of the woods to plank. he built an incredible dome home on his property there. Wonderful man. Nick. PS. Pray for him please. Brain tumor getting the best of him after 5 years of fighting. Thanks all. Posted by: Cannibal Bob Checking in. At inlaws in the quiet country. Prayers up.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 30, 2017 07:04 AM (XF6gl)

67 regardless of what the so-called "evidence based" theories say is supposed to work. Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:55 AM (Pz4pT) In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 11:59 AM (SRKgf) Sadly of course, there are some really crappy practitioners out there, doing real damage. And that ain't no theory, that's the fack, Jack. Er, I mean Jay.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:04 AM (Pz4pT)

68 That's my problem with pot roast. Makes no difference what you do to it, it still tastes like a cheap piece of meat. This. Under Wife keeps trying to convince me the next approach to cooking one will be much better. Beef stew is another meal I despise. Lots of root vegetables and bland meat.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 07:04 AM (mcI77)

69 Want kids to eat veggies? Make it part of their routine to help fix dinner. It's quality time spent together, and now they have interest in what they are eating.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2017 07:04 AM (M+MSn)

70 We need a study to determine whether fruits and vegetables are actually healthy. People assume they are but nutrients measured in a lab aren't necessarily bioavailable when eaten by humans. And no one measures side effects either.

Posted by: Libiot at September 30, 2017 07:05 AM (0YpWo)

71 Got to love Clydesdales. Great temperament, not the quickest. But when they get up a head of steam, they roll like a logging truck with no brakes.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 30, 2017 07:06 AM (f3PHc)

72 Sloppy data collection by people who have no investment in the data collection process gives crap data. But the Legislature gets to pat themselves on the back for enacting 'Science'. Posted by: Muldoon at September 30, 2017 11:58 AM (mvenn) Plus, Nursy McNurserystaffer probably doesn't take the time to check the calibration on the equipment, which I assume needs to be done. People take any digital readout as Holy Writ, whether it makes any sense or not. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 12:02 PM (SRKgf) In some settings, nurses are angels who save lives, doing the work of the gods. In others, they are a hindrance, and should be replaced by high school dropouts, so you can order them around without getting the haughty ignorant attitude that says because they have a nursing license that means they are MEDICAL freakin' experts!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:07 AM (Pz4pT)

73 I'm still waiting for my doctor to tell me I need more pizza and chocolate milkshakes in my diet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2017 07:07 AM (U3kqa)

74 Want kids to eat veggies? Make it part of their routine to help fix dinner. It's quality time spent together, and now they have interest in what they are eating. Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2017 12:04 PM (M+MSn) Also, it's their dirt on the food, from their own dirty hands, so they seem to like that too.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:08 AM (Pz4pT)

75 Crockpots are the Devils cauldron.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 07:08 AM (mcI77)

76 ...calibration on the equipment, which I assume needs to be done. People take any digital readout as Holy Writ, whether it makes any sense or not. ***** Oh hell yes!! I've seen some laughable stuff recorded seriously as vital signs, by supposedly knowledgeable people. Blood pressure 96/92. Yikes!

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 07:09 AM (mvenn)

77 65 Calibrating is for fags. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 12:04 PM (J2oJa) You laugh, but some people - putatively scientists - essentially take that view, thinking that they're saving time. A biotech startup shitcanned positive and negative controls on an enzymatic assay on those grounds. It spent three MONTHS trying to reproduce a literature procedure, and muttered darkly about scientific fraud. Then they finally did the positive control experiment, and found ... that their assay reagent had been dead all along. Oops. PS: They later ran out of money. Three months worth of R&D salary would've helped a lot.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 07:09 AM (SRKgf)

78 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 12:09 PM (SRKgf) Bottom line: short cuts have a nasty way of turning into long cuts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 07:10 AM (SRKgf)

79 73 I'm still waiting for my doctor to tell me I need more pizza and chocolate milkshakes in my diet. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2017 12:07 PM (U3kqa) -------------------- Ok, you need those things. I've also noted a bacon deficiency in your diet.

Posted by: Duke Lowell Doctor do Scienceism at September 30, 2017 07:10 AM (gC2IV)

80 I've increased my vegetable intake.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2017 07:11 AM (Tyii7)

81 I saw the Carrot Counters open up for Wiggly Green Jello at the Orpheum back in the late '80's.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at September 30, 2017 07:12 AM (tRaq7)

82 Oh hell yes!! I've seen some laughable stuff recorded seriously as vital signs, by supposedly knowledgeable people. Blood pressure 96/92. Yikes! Posted by: Muldoon at September 30, 2017 12:09 PM (mvenn) I used to emphasize the importance of calibration to new grad students. Every time I walked past our pH meter I'd absent-mindedly give the calibration knob a good hard tweak. They got the message.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 07:12 AM (SRKgf)

83 I've increased my vegetable intake. Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2017 12:11 PM (Tyii7) Inserting carrots, zucchini, or cucumbers into your vajay doesn't count.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 30, 2017 07:12 AM (EgwCt)

84 51 The future of male/ female relations: http://tinyurl.com/yajvhpav Only $6450 can get you the relationship of your dreams with with a woman who will not take your money, your house or even talk to you. What a bargain! Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 11:57 AM (aT+Bx) Would've saved me a hell of a lot more than $6450, that's for sure.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:13 AM (NWiLs)

85 To be clear, I am not belittling nurses. Some are good, some are not. In real life the above-referenced Nursy McNurserystaffer is often not a trained nurse, More and more of the time it is a CNA or MA (minimally trained, often very young and unengaged with the actual process of patient care). This is one way hospitals and clinics are reducing their overhead to maintain profitability in the current system.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 07:13 AM (mvenn)

86 Want kids to eat veggies? Create a cartoon character like, say, a one-eyed sailor who smokes a corncob pipe and curses under his breath who has an anorexic girlfriend.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at September 30, 2017 07:14 AM (tRaq7)

87 In some settings, nurses are angels who save lives, doing the work of the gods. In others, they are a hindrance, and should be replaced by high school dropouts, **** We're already on it! /Obamacare

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 07:15 AM (mvenn)

88 Create a cartoon character like, say, a one-eyed sailor who smokes a corncob pipe and curses under his breath who has an anorexic girlfriend. ***** Cap'n Crunch? I think he's copyright protected.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 07:17 AM (mvenn)

89 Cap'n Crunch is a fag.

Posted by: Quisp at September 30, 2017 07:17 AM (gC2IV)

90 Suddenly, I want a Budweiser.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2017 07:18 AM (QLvwG)

91 One thing that pissed me off to no end was a mandatory infant test in New Jersey. For every correct positive, they had 10 times as many false positives. My daughter got a call from her Drs office after initial test. They told her 'nothing to worry about' but they wanted her to come back with newborn for second test with different method. So I got the call. Obviously she was off the wall with worry. I did a little research, saw the percentage of false positives and called her back. ''I'm no gambler'' I told her, but I'd bet the house her newborn did not have the condition. I was right.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 30, 2017 07:18 AM (EgwCt)

92 Just checked my BP, since we were talking about it, and since I usually check it in the evenings (which I haven't done in a while), and NOT after scarfing down three cups of caffeine... 125/73. HR- 58. Hell, that first number is high. Ima gonna assume the brown elixir has something to do with that.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:18 AM (Pz4pT)

93 Create a cartoon character like, say, a one-eyed sailor who smokes a corncob pipe and curses under his breath who has an anorexic girlfriend. ***** Cap'n Crunch? I think he's copyright protected. Posted by: Muldoon Tearing up the roofs of mouths since the sixties.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 30, 2017 07:19 AM (XF6gl)

94 To be clear, I am not belittling nurses. Some are good, some are not. In real life the above-referenced Nursy McNurserystaffer is often not a trained nurse, More and more of the time it is a CNA or MA (minimally trained, often very young and unengaged with the actual process of patient care). This is one way hospitals and clinics are reducing their overhead to maintain profitability in the current system. Posted by: Muldoon at September 30, 2017 12:13 PM (mvenn) I've had more than my share of experience with poorly educated RNs, who act like they know what the hell they are doing, when they clearly don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 07:20 AM (Pz4pT)

95 Create a cartoon character like, say, a one-eyed sailor who smokes a corncob pipe and curses under his breath who has an anorexic girlfriend. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 30, 2017 12:14 PM (tRaq7) Alls I know is, eatin' Olive Oyl is good for me!

Posted by: Bluto at September 30, 2017 07:22 AM (Pz4pT)

96 Hilarious. NBA reminds all players/teams that everybody's gotta stand for the anthem. But .... (our favorite word!) ..... players will also be allowed to make statements on "issues they care about". Because someone paying $200 to go watch guys traveling, double-dribbling, blocking and tackling, and dunking the ball without jumping very hard *really* want to also hear these guys beclown themselves with the shallow ignorant thoughts they've absorbed from the dumbed-down, racist, economically illiterate public square. If your heart is dark enough, and your contempt for the contemptible strong enough, this is one of the funniest moments in modern American history.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2017 07:22 AM (NDlpU)

97 A cucumber a day keeps the witch doctor away.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2017 07:23 AM (Tyii7)

98 Murphls blargol huurmph doodle!

Posted by: Kid who had Capn Crunch for breakfast at September 30, 2017 07:23 AM (gC2IV)

99 The socialist mindset is interesting. One of the articles on the failing system in Venezuela was on a hospital. Lack of supplies and other gub'mint caused problems of course, but there was also a tidbit about the broken elevator, now empty shaft and how they were tossing garbage in there and making the fly problem worse. -RIIIGHHHT the tossing garbage down a shaft is solely due to the folks in charge not replacing the elevator equipment. That mindset is not an ethnic trait, it comes from commie collectivist mindset vs "western values"

Posted by: PaleRider at September 30, 2017 07:23 AM (84F5k)

100 A cucumber a day keeps the witch doctor away. Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2017 12:23 PM (Tyii7) You'll get a reputation as a sour-puss.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 30, 2017 07:24 AM (EgwCt)

101 Even considering the size of 'baby carrots' (which are little orange carrot-tubes lathed off real carrots so they are geometric enough to be acceptable to Americans Why not whittle them into the shape of little cocks? Who wouldn't eat a bag of that? They could be called "Boehner Boners".

Posted by: Shep Smith at September 30, 2017 07:24 AM (VnrRZ)

102 Co-inventor of Cap'n Crunch was an Israeli immigrant, IDF/armor veteran of, I think, both '67 and '73 wars, and makes some nice wine in the foothills of the Sierras (d'Arie). Not sure if he's still alive. Have stopped by his place several times on the way back from Tahoe. Anyway, a cool resume: Cap'n Crunch, two wars, and good wine. Something to envy.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2017 07:24 AM (NDlpU)

103 Carrots do not thrill me, ever. No matter what you name them. Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:23 AM (Pz4pT) They're not bad in a cake.

Posted by: BignJames at September 30, 2017 07:25 AM (GiOiK)

104 The Gardening Thread is up in case you want to discuss, you know, gardening. 

Posted by: KT at September 30, 2017 07:26 AM (BVQ+1)

105 gardens up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 07:26 AM (mpXpK)

106 Suddenly, I want a Budweiser. I got to see them unload one of those Clydesdales at Bike Week some years ago. Just one in a full-sized, custom semi-trailer. They pulled up on a side street around the corner from the Boot Hill Saloon with no warning or fanfare or anything. Didn't take long for a big crowd to form. They are truly beautiful animals up close. Big, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at September 30, 2017 07:26 AM (tRaq7)

107 The Gardening Thread is up

Should I bring a hoe?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2017 07:27 AM (Tyii7)

108 Of course a sexbot could never provide me with the full relationship experience. There'd be no infidelity, insanity, rage, screaming, fighting, betrayal, theft, treachery, divorce, alienation campaigns, lies or frigidity.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:28 AM (NWiLs)

109 What a bargain! Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 11:57 AM (aT+Bx) Why would you want somebody to not talk to you? This is one of the things that-at least for women-breaks up a marriage-Someone who couldn't give a darn about what's going in in your life. Don't have that problem with my spouse myself. However, telling people that you're going home to "get off" inside your mechanical blow up doll fake wife might have people avoid you at the water cooler.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:28 AM (iVOAv)

110 Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2017 12:22 PM (NDlpU) Well... you know... there was this group of athletes who protested the games, and eventually organized to make social change... They said they were minorities who were discriminated against.... virtual slaves... But we took care of that problem... Silly protest really... they would not even tell us their real names...

Posted by: Crassus.. at September 30, 2017 07:28 AM (NgKpN)

111 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:28 PM (NWiLs) You said that in the last thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:29 AM (iVOAv)

112


 

Create a cartoon character like, say, a one-eyed sailor who smokes a corncob pipe and curses under his breath who has an anorexic girlfriend.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 30, 2017 12:14 PM (tRaq7)

 

 

Anorexic girlfriends are easier to throw  over  your  shoulder

 

Posted by: Brutus at September 30, 2017 07:29 AM (lKyWE)

113 89 Cap'n Crunch is a fag. Posted by: Quisp at September 30, 2017 12:17 PM (gC2IV) Your both queers.

Posted by: Quake at September 30, 2017 07:29 AM (mcI77)

114 "Attractive Names Sustain Increased Vegetable Intake in Schools" by Wansink et.al. Bag of Baby Irish Dicks, Mr. Wansink?

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2017 07:29 AM (pszv/)

115 You're. Quake not so smart.

Posted by: Quake at September 30, 2017 07:29 AM (mcI77)

116 My job is to haul a wagon full of horse piss. Ironic, no?

Posted by: A Clydesdale at September 30, 2017 07:30 AM (gC2IV)

117 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:28 PM (NWiLs) They also wouldn't be able to provide you whatever good things a real wife gave you before things went to hell in a handbasket.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:30 AM (iVOAv)

118 I used to visit the Budweiser Clydesdale stables in Merrimack, NH when I lived down the road in Nashua. Marvelous place. It had a European farm look with the cobblestone courtyard, arched doorways, and such.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2017 07:30 AM (fBk89)

119 Yesterday: Yank Tank. Today: Sticky Sexbots. I think I'm turning Japanese. I really think so.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 30, 2017 07:31 AM (hcyUh)

120

 

Attractive Names Sustain Increased Vegetable Intake in Schools" by Wansink et.al.

 

Brad is an attractive name

 

 

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 07:32 AM (lKyWE)

121 My job is to haul a wagon full of horse piss. Ironic, no? Recycling FTW! I will admit that I once thought a frozen mug full of draft Bud was pretty good on a hot summer's day down here. That was before I discovered the wonder that is Guinness. Tasty, tasty Guinness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at September 30, 2017 07:33 AM (tRaq7)

122 FOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!

Posted by: Spanish Futbol Announcer at September 30, 2017 07:33 AM (hZV86)

123 They also wouldn't be able to provide you whatever good things a real wife gave you before things went to hell in a handbasket. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 12:30 PM (iVOAv) *********** Fen, you are relentlessly positive. *clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 07:33 AM (J2oJa)

124 Brad is an attractive name Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 12:32 PM (lKyWE) You had a carrot. You named him Brad. You loved Brad. And then you ate him. [pout]

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 30, 2017 07:33 AM (hcyUh)

125 osted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 12:33 PM (J2oJa) Relentlessly! LOL. I'm coming YOU after with the stick of positivity to beat you hither and yon. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:35 AM (iVOAv)

126

 

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 30, 2017 12:33 PM (hcyUh)

 

 

 

I knew somebody would pounce on that straight line

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 07:35 AM (lKyWE)

127 Of course a sexbot could never provide me with the full relationship experience. There'd be no infidelity, insanity, rage, screaming, fighting, betrayal, theft, treachery, divorce, alienation campaigns, lies or frigidity. Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:28 PM (NWiLs) I understand. I have the same reaction when playing Call of Duty. Plus, when I play against Ares, he cheats. Rommel had more honor. Too bad he's not around here.

Posted by: Zombie Gen'l Patton at September 30, 2017 07:36 AM (Pz4pT)

128 It's my own fault I suppose for thinking something could actually work out in my life. I should've known it would have inevitably gone to shit. There's always another shoe that drops. And another, and another and another.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:37 AM (NWiLs)

129 Today is the 35th anniversary of the two-hour Season 3 premiere of Magnum PI, "Did You See the Sunrise?" famously ending with Magnum killing Ivan in cold blood. https://youtu.be/T7vW1oEKP1k

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at September 30, 2017 07:39 AM (rft/I)

130 I love how that horse looks like he's wearing legwarmers. Seems stylish.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 07:40 AM (mvenn)

131 I don't want a sexbot. I'm perfectly happy with Mrs VIA, who puts up with all my flaws. All while still being my best friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 07:40 AM (EyPfd)

132 All you have to do to get kids to think about carrots in a more positive fashion is to demonstrate how horses clearly think carrots are candy. Which is what I did with one young sprout visiting the place I rode. Showed him how to hold the carrot in a flat hand and how "the horse won't bite you, because you don't taste good and he wants the carrot." Kid had eyes like saucers and you could just hear his worldview expanding

Carrots were the inciting event the first and only time a horse stepped on me. See, I had carrots *in my hand* and I was MOVING AWAY (to put the carrots in his feed bin, sheesh) and he lunged. Everybody knows don't move meat away from a wolf, but I'm here to tell you moving carrots away from a horse can also be fraught with danger...

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2017 07:41 AM (hnzFp)

133 129 Today is the 35th anniversary of the two-hour Season 3 premiere of Magnum PI, "Did You See the Sunrise?" famously ending with Magnum killing Ivan in cold blood. https://youtu.be/T7vW1oEKP1k Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at September 30, 2017 12:39 PM (rft/I) Delaney, did you see Regis this morning?

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2017 07:41 AM (NWiLs)

134 The future of male/ female relations: http://tinyurl.com/yajvhpav Only $6450 can get you the relationship of your dreams with with a woman who will not take your money, your house or even talk to you. What a bargain! Posted by: Weird Science That'd buy an awful lot of dildos. If women are being tacitly discriminated against because their clothes are more expensive, I wonder if men are being tacitly discriminated against because their sex toys are more expensive? Nah.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at September 30, 2017 07:42 AM (/qEW2)

135 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:37 PM (NWiLs) Please stop that now, brother!! :^) It's a self fulfilling prophecy. Go away and write down seventhings that you are grateful for(the first four will be easy) and four things you like about yourself. Don't make me ask Bluebell to come after you . She now knows what a shiv is. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:43 AM (iVOAv)

136

 

Carrots were the inciting event the first and only time a horse stepped on me. See, I had carrots *in my hand* and I was MOVING AWAY (to put the carrots in his feed bin, sheesh) and he lunged. Everybody knows don't move meat away from a wolf, but I'm here to tell you moving carrots away from a horse can also be fraught with danger...

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2017 12:41 PM (hnzFp)

 

 

 

Obviously   we  need to start putiing warning labels on carrots

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 07:44 AM (lKyWE)

137 131 I don't want a sexbot. I'm perfectly happy with Mrs VIA, who puts up with all my flaws. All while still being my best friend. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 12:40 PM (EyPfd) You're lucky. Some of us get crumpled up and thrown away like trash. Except for the obscene monthly payments we're required to make under threat of imprisonment, of course. We get to stick around for that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:44 AM (NWiLs)

138 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:37 PM (NWiLs) But before you go, if you'd care to. tell us about the latest shoe to drop or you can send an e-mail to my real e-mail address.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:44 AM (iVOAv)

139 That'd buy an awful lot of dildos. If women are being tacitly discriminated against because their clothes are more expensive, I wonder if men are being tacitly discriminated against because their sex toys are more expensive? Nah. ******** Im sure theres a lawsuit in there somewhere.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2017 07:45 AM (J2oJa)

140 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 12:40 PM (EyPfd) Glad to hear it. Men are a little reticent about sharing that kind of thing here-although irongrandpa sometimes did.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:45 AM (iVOAv)

141 Men having sexbots. Women marrying themselves, as on the previous thread. Have women ever used sexbots apart from vibrators? Have men ever married themselves?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 07:46 AM (/qEW2)

142 Please stop that now, brother!! :^) It's a self fulfilling prophecy. Go away and write down seventhings that you are grateful for(the first four will be easy) and four things you like about yourself. Don't make me ask Bluebell to come after you . She now knows what a shiv is. ;^) Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 12:43 PM (iVOAv) Just ask her not to make too big a mess. I don't want the landlord to have a big cleaning bill.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:46 AM (NWiLs)

143 You'll be sleeping on the couch.

Posted by: Insomniac's Sexbot at September 30, 2017 07:48 AM (hZV86)

144 Dork blogging about the carrot data forgot to mention that these are means he's adding up so they will not match exactly except with very large data sets. Also, the SD's are uniformly greater than the means in all columns telling me quite a few of the kids took 0 carrots or gave them to the 1 kid who likes carrots in exchange for his bag of Fritos. Like any social science paper: trying to discern a trend from "shotgun data". Both the dirk blogger and the investigators are a waste of time.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 30, 2017 07:48 AM (BQBIT)

145 "Men are a little reticent about sharing that kind of thing here-although irongrandpa sometimes did." I'm the first one to admit that I am a better and more complete person for Mrs VIA being in my life. And in a world of failed relationships, throw away marriages and meaningless vows said at wedding which are graded on a scale of grandioseness... I'm one lucky individual. But I still have to maintain my guy-creds, so let's not allow the word to get out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 07:49 AM (EyPfd)

146 Woody Allen had it right in Sleeper. We're headed for the "orgasmatron" times.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 07:49 AM (/qEW2)

147 Posted by: Insomniac's Sexbot at September 30, 2017 12:48 PM (hZV86) That wouldn't be new for me. Not because of marital discord but because of horrible insomnia sometimes. I don't want to wake up my husband so i go downstairs to read or pray.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:50 AM (iVOAv)

148 I'm certainly INTERESTED in a $6500 sex robot, but zhit! ANOTHER repairman I'd have to take off from work, and burn annual leave, to let in? Plus, it'd be embarrassing to have to ask the housekeeper to clean her up. To hell with it. Although I DID see The Stepford Wives seven times...

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 07:50 AM (PTHEn)

149 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 12:49 PM (EyPfd) I won't tell anyone. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 07:50 AM (iVOAv)

150 Me: "Hey Kid, want a Super Mega Awesome Candy Cake Explosion?!?!" Kid: "Yeah!!!" Me: *hands kid a carrot* Kid: "Da Fuq?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 30, 2017 07:51 AM (hcyUh)

151 >>ANOTHER repairman I'd have to take off from work, and burn annual leave, to let in? Plus, it'd be embarrassing to have to ask the housekeeper to clean her up. On the plus side, it's dishwasher safe. ...also, it vibrates.

Posted by: Katya Kassinova at September 30, 2017 07:51 AM (hZV86)

152 "...also, it vibrates." Piffle..

Posted by: Top-loader, on the spin cycle at September 30, 2017 07:53 AM (EyPfd)

153 Posted by: Katya Kassinova at September 30, 2017 12:51 PM (hZV86) Just don't leave it in the bathroom sink anymore, OK babe?

Posted by: Sterling "Dutchess" Archer at September 30, 2017 07:53 AM (hcyUh)

154 Can it be programmed to discuss the French and Indian War afterwards?

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 07:54 AM (PTHEn)

155 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 12:44 PM (iVOAv) Sent you email.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 07:54 AM (NWiLs)

156 I need government research grants to study if re-labeling sexbots "Vegetables" will make them sell faster. To the propos-O-tron!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 30, 2017 07:57 AM (hcyUh)

157 Can it be programmed to discuss the French and Indian War afterwards? Posted by: mnw Too easy to crash the system. You could ask it "Who won, the French or the Indians?" and smoke and sparks would start flying out of the ears.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 08:02 AM (/qEW2)

158 What a bargain!
Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 11:57 AM (aT+Bx)

Why would you want somebody to not talk to you?
This is one of the things that-at least for women-breaks up a marriage-Someone who couldn't give a darn about what's going in in your life. Don't have that problem with my spouse myself. However, telling people that you're going home to "get off" inside your mechanical blow up doll fake wife might have people avoid you at the water cooler.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 12:28 PM
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A thread the other day convinced me that many males here would  be happier with a sex bot that would not talk, as opposed to actual women, who are vicious, heartless and money grubbing and DO talk.

Also... it seems that having a non speaking sex bot would make the non-sex bot owning males at the water cooler really envious, since there will be no arguments, no visits to a therapist and no costly legal bills.

/sex bots for the win!

Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 08:02 AM (aT+Bx)

159 That human school child looks so much like a horse.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:04 AM (GXwGP)

160

 

Can it be programmed to discuss the French and Indian War afterwards?

Posted by: mnw


 

 

In a sensuous manner

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 08:06 AM (lKyWE)

161 157 Can it be programmed to discuss the French and Indian War afterwards? Posted by: mnw Too easy to crash the system. You could ask it "Who won, the French or the Indians?" and smoke and sparks would start flying out of the ears. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 01:02 PM (/qEW2) Well, to be fair, that could easily happen with a real live woman too.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:07 AM (GXwGP)

162 But I still have to maintain my guy-creds, so let's not allow the word to get out. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 12:49 PM Mum's the word. (BTW, those photos of you and your Crocs on your phone are just darling.)

Posted by: Bob from NSA's mother at September 30, 2017 08:08 AM (Ubkd4)

163 A thread the other day convinced me that many males here would be happier with a sex bot that would not talk, as opposed to actual women, who are vicious, heartless and money grubbing and DO talk. I was speaking of women I think the guys here who have had unhappy marriages need to consider forming a group on social media. There seem to be a number of you, and yet those of us who aren't in that situation feel badly that you have been hurt and betrayed which sounds very hard., but you're not going to convince either happily married men or women that all women are vicious, heartless and money grubbing. That may be the future-people having relationships with sexbots and never talking or having sex to other real people. It's not a brave new world I want to be part of, and it's not as if my husband and I are having sex every other day. Maybe some people still do-but we've been married for 30 years but we don't.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:09 AM (iVOAv)

164 When I was a kid they got me to participate in a "peanut renaming" study. Yeah, I think it may have skewed the data just a bit.

Posted by: the Elephant Man at September 30, 2017 08:10 AM (/qEW2)

165 Posted by: Bob from NSA's mother at September 30, 2017 01:08 PM (Ubkd4) Not as darling as you in your pajama boys onesie and pink knitted Hillary hat, Bob.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:11 AM (iVOAv)

166 Oh, here's the really untold story part of mandatory newborn screening of oxygen levels. The legislation specifies that hospitals have an algorithm of what the screening test triggers, leaving it up to the discretion of the hospital. There are any number of intermediate evaluations that could have been chosen, but almost all hospitals have opted for a $2000 ultrasound as the next step. Billed as fee for service, not rolled into a global charge. Yay revenue!! Now granted, your Medicaid family is not going to care one bit if their child gets a $2000 test essentially ordered by the state legislature, but for those (ever fewer and fewer) families who are paying large deductibles or out of pocket for their healthcare, they get virtually no say in the matter. Here's $2000 added to your bill. And for the taxpayer, here's another $2000 of Medicaid money spent (quite likely) unnecessarily. (Although truth be told, Medicaid may only reimburse 30 cents on the dollar for that, but it's still taxpayer money spent and hospital income received).

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at September 30, 2017 08:11 AM (mvenn)

167 Hey, Weird The $6500 one DOES talk-- supposedly. At least it moans at appropriate times, according to the inventor.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:12 AM (PTHEn)

168 Ohm sorry that was Bobs mother. It's nice of you to lend your hat to Bob, Mother Bob.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:12 AM (iVOAv)

169 ... and smoke and sparks would start flying out of the ears. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 01:02 PM "So, it was good for you, too, eh?"

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 30, 2017 08:14 AM (wxjD6)

170 Sent you email. Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 12:54 PM (NWiLs) Thanks; I send you one back.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:15 AM (iVOAv)

171 170-"sent"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:16 AM (iVOAv)

172 FenelonSpoke Based on the culture, you almost have to withdraw from it to survive as a married couple. Which new married should do -- that look at each other when you have no real possessions and wonder, what to do, what to do? Besides, my prescription for marital happiness is physical affection, appreciation, disposable income, and a weak memory for slights, but a strong one for good times. More love-making is almost always a good answer. Not an inarticulate, unappreciative mono-tasked sex robot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:16 AM (hyuyC)

173 Carrots do not thrill me, ever. No matter what you name them. Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:23 AM (Pz4pT) My son hates cooked carrots; He doesn't mind raw ones which I find a little odd.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:17 AM (iVOAv)

174

 

Well, to be fair, that could easily happen with a real live woman too.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 01:07 PM (GXwGP)

 

 

Yeah but those are hard to find.I like the convenience of  shopping online

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 08:19 AM (lKyWE)

175 Why all the carrot hate? I love them in salads or cooked

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 08:20 AM (ghofu)

176 Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:16 PM (hyuyC) I think your prescription is a very good one. I would add a sense of humor and- for the religious folks- prayer and worship. Those and what you said have been a great blessing to us. I was much received when my husband was able to come back to church because his work schedule allowed that-even despite the lack of benefits.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:21 AM (iVOAv)

177 I think the guys here who have had unhappy marriages need to consider forming a group on social media. There seem to be a number of you, and yet those of us who aren't in that situation feel badly that you have been hurt and betrayed which sounds very hard., but you're not going to convince either happily married men or women that all women are vicious, heartless and money grubbing.


That may be the future-people having relationships with sexbots and never talking or having sex to other real people. It's not a brave new world I want to be part of, and it's not as if my husband and I are having sex every other day. Maybe some people still do-but we've been married for 30 years but we don't.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 01:09 PM
--

I knew you were speaking of women, and agree 100% with what you say above.

Many here mock liberals because they hate Trump simply because he is not Hillary. However, it seems like many here hate women simply because they are women.  Which isn't fair. Just like the way that liberals treat Trump isn't fair.

There are occasional outbreaks of the He-Man Woman's Haters Club here, and I suppose it's just getting to me. Hence the sexbot solution.

Also, if you look at the original link, you'll see what the men did to the female sexbot, which could be seen as telling as well.

Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 08:22 AM (aT+Bx)

178 Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:16 PM (hyuyC) I also think not having a TV has also helped our marriage, as odd as that may sound.. Less bad news piped in and we can watch movies together or just sit quietly reading our books.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:22 AM (iVOAv)

179 For those making unwanted alimony payments, the Kwadulains Missile teat site is hiring, and no process servers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:23 AM (hyuyC)

180 Vandy 17-14 over Florida with 1 minute left in the first half.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 30, 2017 08:23 AM (398bZ)

181 I think men will be the primary purchasers of sex robots. There's that man in Japan who fell in love with his...even though he was married. And no, it's not his wife's fault. He wanted her to stay too. I'd like to think he is just crazy. I'd like to...

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:24 AM (GXwGP)

182 Well, Gotta go Attending the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for two of Little VIA's friends. We often only see the negative in the world. But...there is still much good and reason for hope out there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2017 08:24 AM (EyPfd)

183

 

Why all the carrot hate? I love them in salads or cooked

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 01:20 PM (ghofu)

 

 

 

Are carrot protest   have   nothing to do with disrespecting carrots and the people who  love  and  honor   them.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 08:24 AM (lKyWE)

184 I'm pretty sure that in some of the studies we get out of college they write it up at the last minute, having blown the grant money on hookers and 8-balls.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 08:24 AM (39g3+)

185 Lets try that again: Kwajalein Range Services, LLC has job openings. It's a great place to dodge process servers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:27 AM (hyuyC)

186 Also, if you look at the original link, you'll see what the men did to the female sexbot, which could be seen as telling as well. Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 01:22 PM (aT+Bx) What did they do to the sexpot I don't think I want to read about it; It just sounds depressing. Yes, women and men don't often understand each other. Despite it's too many followups "Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus" was a helpful book I thought you were a male. I find the "he-men women haters club" rather annoying after a while which is why I think they should form a support group.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:27 AM (iVOAv)

187 I think men will be the primary purchasers of sex robots. There's that man in Japan who fell in love with his...even though he was married. And no, it's not his wife's fault. He wanted her to stay too. I'd like to think he is just crazy. I'd like to...
--

Unfortunately, Japan is the future.

Men will mate exclusively with sexbots.

Women will have jobs and shop.

/however, in the situation above with the guy/wife/sexbot, it's the woman's fault. It's always the women's fault. I learned that here!

Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 08:27 AM (aT+Bx)

188 I also think not having a TV has also helped our marriage, as odd as that may sound.. Less bad news piped in and we can watch movies together or just sit quietly reading our books. Posted by: FenelonSpoke I also don't have a TV. Why pay for bad news when I can just come here and get it for free?

Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 08:27 AM (/qEW2)

189 Besides, my prescription for marital happiness is physical affection, appreciation, disposable income, and a weak memory for slights, but a strong one for good times. More love-making is almost always a good answer. Not an inarticulate, unappreciative mono-tasked sex robot. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:16 PM (hyuyC) Mrs. Guevara and I marked our 28th anniversary ... today.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 08:28 AM (SRKgf)

190 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 01:21 PM (iVOAv) Typo. Supposed to be relieved.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:28 AM (iVOAv)

191 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 01:28 PM (SRKgf) Congratulations!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:29 AM (iVOAv)

192

 

shesh  *our*

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 08:29 AM (lKyWE)

193
Ooo, nice elbows!

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza at September 30, 2017 08:30 AM (nFVGa)

194 FenelonSpoke Yes, I'm the plucky comic relief in our marriage. If you can't laugh at yourself and life, it's going to grind you down. You would become as bitter as a leftist. I had no TV before I married, and TV is a divisive issue here, as I do not want to watch TV at all. I'd prefer leaving a trail of clothes or conducting lingerie puddle tests. Data, its all about the data.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:30 AM (hyuyC)

195 Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 01:27 PM (/qEW2) LOL. But you don't have to hear the leftist Pravda media drones bleating it in your ear.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:30 AM (iVOAv)

196 186 FS "you'll see what the men did to the sex robot": Well, it WAS just a floor model! Nobody ever washes a rental car, either.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:31 AM (PTHEn)

197 189 Deplorable Jay Guevara Way to go. You two have some great chemistry together.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:32 AM (hyuyC)

198 There are occasional outbreaks of the He-Man Woman's Haters Club here, Yea, I see those. Mostly what I see is deep hurt & pain. But men don't process the same as women. Anger & gallows humor is how they cope. Part of it, I think, is that for men, their primary relationship is their wife as far as emotional support. So when that breaks down, they are left adrift. Where as women have lots of emotional support systems. I'm speaking in generalities here. There are men who are just jerks, and don't care. But the men I see here don't fall into that category...at least not that I've seen. I usually just check out when they start venting. Kinda wonder if it this is the only place they can share...even if it comes across as anger & not pain.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:33 AM (GXwGP)

199 The NYT did a lengthy multi-part series on "Where did the Haiti aid go?" I think it was a "5 years later" thing, so it was pretty objective, believe it or not. Donor nations did not think the Haitian govt could administer the aid themselves. Period. So it was administered by private contractors. That makes sense, but it caused delays & added greatly to overhead. The short term, emergency relief effort ( food & tents, etc) might be graded at about B-, maybe. The longer term nation building stuff? Probabably graded D- or so. A lot of those ptojects were poorly conceived, AND required Haitian govt follow-up... with all that that entails. Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 11:31 AM (PTHEn) Where did the Haiti aid go? Hahahahahaha. Really? It's in the FAB's purse next to the Tabasco and the USMC recruitment flyer next to the jump drive with all her emails on it. Hahahaha...where did the Haiti aid go. Too funny.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2017 08:33 AM (nUkMr)

200
I thought you were a male. I find the "he-men women haters club" rather annoying after a while which is why I think they should form a support group.
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No, I'm female. And tired of being blamed for things I have not ever done, and would not ever do. But it doesn't matter, because I'm a woman and we're all evil.

Hence, the sexbot suggestion.

And no, you do not want to read what was done to the sexbot.

Posted by: Weird Science at September 30, 2017 08:33 AM (aT+Bx)

201 Yes, I'm the plucky comic relief in our marriage. That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:34 AM (iVOAv)

202 Yea, I see those. Mostly what I see is deep hurt & pain. But men don't process the same as women. Anger & gallows humor is how they cope. That's a good analysis of the situation. Also, were this a majority female, more lady-centered site, the women would be grousing about how awful men are like they do in real life when they are not around many men. Its no thing personal or directed at anyone present. When you are wounded badly, its hard not to feel somewhat of a grudge. And let's be honest, many women today aren't of 'ette quality and do not deserve a lot of respect.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 08:36 AM (39g3+)

203 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 01:28 PM (SRKgf) 28 years! Congrats to you both!

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:36 AM (GXwGP)

204 Does anybody know what the actual ratings for Thursday night football were? I found conflicting stories. The USA Today one trumpeted that ratings had gone up since last year, but when you read the story they were comparing Week 4 with last years Week 7 - like I said, I expect the bastards to fudge the numbers to make Trump look bad...

Posted by: Donna&&&&V sez: grab the Wild Card, Crew! at September 30, 2017 08:37 AM (P8951)

205 197 189 Deplorable Jay Guevara , Congrats!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V sez: grab the Wild Card, Crew! at September 30, 2017 08:37 AM (P8951)

206 Did you know that putting your head in the oven accomplishes nothing if you have an electric range?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:38 AM (NWiLs)

207

 

 


No, I'm female. And tired of being blamed
for things I have not ever done, and would not ever do. But it doesn't
matter, because I'm a woman and we're all evil.

 

 

Not all women are evil,just the gingers

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 08:38 AM (lKyWE)

208 Part of it, I think, is that for men, their primary relationship is their wife as far as emotional support. So when that breaks down, they are left adrift. Where as women have lots of emotional support systems. That's very true. My comment about "He man women haters club" is just occasional annoyance. it's my slightly dark humor and because thinking of the Little Rascals makes me laugh. They seem to have all been through a lot and I feel badly for them. I don't have a problem with anyone here. Most I quite like except for trolls-we're like some large, slightly odd family

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:38 AM (iVOAv)

209 141 Women marrying themselves and sometimes marry train stations. Woman 'marries' a train station after spending 36 years in love with it http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxydphr

Posted by: Quake at September 30, 2017 08:39 AM (mcI77)

210 209 141 Women marrying themselves and sometimes marry train stations. Woman 'marries' a train station after spending 36 years in love with it http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxydphr Posted by: Quake at September 30, 2017 01:39 PM (mcI77) She's gone totally off the rails. I'll show myself out...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:40 AM (NWiLs)

211 We're like some large, slightly odd DYSFUNCTIONAL family. FIFY.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:40 AM (hyuyC)

212 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 01:38 PM (NWiLs) It accomplishes a teen boy possibly coming and and saying "What the heck are you doing, dad?" Teens think their dads are odd enough without exacerbating it. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 08:40 AM (iVOAv)

213 211 We're like some large, slightly odd DYSFUNCTIONAL family. FIFY. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:40 PM (hyuyC) "Slightly"?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:41 AM (NWiLs)

214 No, I'm female. And tired of being blamed for things I have not ever done, and would not ever do. But it doesn't matter, because I'm a woman and we're all evil. Hence, the sexbot suggestion. And no, you do not want to read what was done to the sexbot. Posted by: Weird Science OK, that sounds like someone is having a bad day here. I could be wrong, but my friend in Michigan is pretty funny, clever, and a really unique woman.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 30, 2017 08:42 AM (S6Pax)

215 No, I'm female. And tired of being blamed for things I have not ever done, and would not ever do. But it doesn't matter, because I'm a woman and we're all evil. There is kind of an imbalance here. There must be women here who've had bad experiences, but I can't recall seeing any who've gone all Sulkowicz.

Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 08:43 AM (/qEW2)

216 I never blame broads for anything. I like broads. Some of my best friends are broads. Dames on the other hand, are too expensive and they always want a tip. Tarts and bimbos I can live with but only for 15 or 20 minutes then they have to leave.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2017 08:43 AM (nUkMr)

217 216 I never blame broads for anything. I like broads. Some of my best friends are broads. Dames on the other hand, are too expensive and they always want a tip. Tarts and bimbos I can live with but only for 15 or 20 minutes then they have to leave. Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2017 01:43 PM (nUkMr) What about strumpets?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:44 AM (NWiLs)

218 Tarts and bimbos I can live with but only for 15 or 20 minutes A DAY then they have to leave.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:44 AM (hyuyC)

219 Also, were this a majority female, more lady-centered site, the women would be grousing about how awful men are like they do in real life when they are not around many men. Which is why I like it here. That doesn't happen. Well, it is one of the reasons. I LOVE the humor too. And, well, just about everything really. Except that I can never read all the post or threads or keep up. IRL, there is good natured complaining about men, and or women, just b/c of our differences. That prolly goes on here too, I'd think. Then there is anger that goes beyond that b/c of betrayals, et.al., just like the men here. I'm fortunate in that my friends are not the toxic kinds of complainers.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:44 AM (GXwGP)

220 Amazon Prime is really pimping Thursday night football.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 08:44 AM (mcI77)

221    207


  >not all women are evil, just the gingers<


    My wife is a ginger.

   Would you care to qualify that statement?

Posted by: irongrampa at September 30, 2017 08:44 AM (S/hVx)

222 Kwajalein Range Services, LLC has job openings. It's a great place to dodge process servers. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:27 PM (hyuyC) Link? This may be the long term opportunity I've been looking for!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 08:45 AM (gwPgz)

223 221 207 >not all women are evil, just the gingers< My wife is a ginger. Would you care to qualify that statement? Posted by: irongrampa at September 30, 2017 01:44 PM (S/hVx) She swiped your soul and you don't even know it. Sad!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:45 AM (NWiLs)

224 222 Kwajalein Range Services, LLC has job openings. It's a great place to dodge process servers. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:27 PM (hyuyC) Do they have any openings for live targets?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:46 AM (NWiLs)

225 Hrothgar, just Bing it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:46 AM (hyuyC)

226 What about strumpets? Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 01:44 PM (NWiLs) Strumpet? Is that someone Trump grabbed by the Mish?

Posted by: Crassus.. at September 30, 2017 08:47 AM (NgKpN)

227 I've done the sexbot riff here before but it goes basically like this: Its a worse idea than you think, even putting aside the car-like cost. First off, where are you going to keep the thing? Its gonna weigh a hundred pounds or more and its the size of a human being. Loads of fun when the kids or the maid or houseguests find a sexbot in the closet or under the bed. In the shower. Fun times taking it to the repair shop. Then after a while its going to get boring, and you'll want something different. Eventually you're trying to find a way to hide the centaur bot or the orc girl bot. Or if you're really sick, that black market schoolgirl one. Even if somehow its not societally ghastly to have a machine you hump, those off-models are going to be a bit difficult to explain to your buddies. Sure, the Bree Olson lookalike bot might slide, but the goat one? And each one costs tens of thousands of dollars, or you can get a lousy Chinese knockoff you have to pull the string on the back to make moan, but they messed up the voxbox and it sounds like a man instead so you just leave it alone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 08:47 AM (39g3+)

228 I just realized that Nick Saban has coached in 6 of the last 8 NCAA football championship games. Winning 4 or them. I would think that that is unprecedented. also, Roll Tide, Roll!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 08:47 AM (dUfyB)

229 I hadn't thought of this but... the DEMs are saying as many as a million PRs may settle in FL as a result of the hurricane. Most top line elections in FL in recent years have been decided by a margin of appx 1% or so.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:47 AM (PTHEn)

230 Insomniac, now, now. When you get your best revenge by living well, you want her to seethe with anger and missed opportunity. And happiness is always possible.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:48 AM (hyuyC)

231 The NFL Shop has a 60% off sale today. Can't imagine why.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 30, 2017 08:48 AM (398bZ)

232 What about strumpets? Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 01:44 PM (NWiLs) Ooooo...I forgot about strumpets. I usually pick them up hitchhiking and if they follow the unwritten "Book of the Road" by George Carlin they get to where they want to go in no time. Otherwise, out they go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2017 08:49 AM (nUkMr)

233 They seem to have all been through a lot and I feel badly for them. I do too. I want to take them all out for a round of mini golf, a movie & a beer or coffee. Of course when they are really going after all women, I sometimes jump in and say "hey, we are not all like that". But mostly b/c I hope it gives them some hope. Or maybe I'm defending womankind. lol But mostly I just remind myself it is not about me personally.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:49 AM (GXwGP)

234 A 45 foot tall nude female statue could soon stand at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called 'R-Evolution.' The artist who created it says it's meant to combat a culture that dehumanizes women. USA TODAY -Drudge Because nude women...

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 08:49 AM (mcI77)

235 I had a Chinese sexbot once. 5 minutes after I finished I was horny again.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:50 AM (PTHEn)

236 Under Fire To Serve Mankind?

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:50 AM (hyuyC)

237 Woman 'marries' a train station after spending 36 years in love with it http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxydphr Posted by: Quake Wow. Not just a train station. A lesbian train station named 'Daidra'.

Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 08:50 AM (/qEW2)

238 230 Insomniac, now, now. When you get your best revenge by living well, you want her to seethe with anger and missed opportunity. And happiness is always possible. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:48 PM (hyuyC) I don't want seething. What I want to happen would shock the sensibilities of even the most hardened soul here. I used to think happiness was possible until I was proven wrong repeatedly. Some people get to have it and some don't. I just need to learn how to deal with being one of those who don't.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:51 AM (NWiLs)

239 I hadn't thought of this but... the DEMs are saying as many as a million PRs may settle in FL as a result of the hurricane. That works out to a thousand a day over next three years. I'm not saying it's impossible but it seems unlikely.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 08:51 AM (dUfyB)

240 But mostly I just remind myself it is not about me personally. Its never about 'ettes. Only the women we still have scars in our hearts and on our backs from. Women should understand that, having been stabbed by men in the past. Its just men have very strong physical defenses and virtually no emotional ones. Vulnerable souls.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 08:51 AM (39g3+)

241 Grump I suspect they may all come at once, and soon. Why stay down there now?

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:52 AM (PTHEn)

242 >>>Alls I know is, eatin' Olive Oyl is good for me! Posted by: Bluto<<<

Take a hike, Alice.  She's mine.

Posted by: Brutus at September 30, 2017 08:52 AM (imd6s)

243 Insomniac Send me an e-mail if you need to let the lava flow. Believe me when I say I'll understand.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:52 AM (hyuyC)

244 I suspect they may all come at once, and soon. Where are they going to sleep?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 08:52 AM (dUfyB)

245 Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 01:49 PM (GXwGP) It's not about you personally, unless you're that kind of person which I have no reason to believe you are.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:53 AM (NWiLs)

246 >not all women are evil, just the gingers lol Before anyone goes after me, I have gingers in my family. Like my little ginger nephew who is probably my fav...even though I'm not supposed to have one. And I had a wonderful Canadian boyfriend named Ian who was a ginger. But there is a whole thing around gingers & despite myself I laugh.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:53 AM (GXwGP)

247 A 45 foot tall nude female statue could soon stand at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called 'R-Evolution.' The artist who created it says it's meant to combat a culture that dehumanizes women. USA TODAY -Drudge Because nude women... Any excuse....Back in the day they claimed to be illustrating classical mythology and history. Now they combat sexism. Either way we get naked women...

Posted by: Grey Fox at September 30, 2017 08:53 AM (bZ7mE)

248 Women should understand that, having been stabbed by men in the past. Its just men have very strong physical defenses and virtually no emotional ones. Vulnerable souls. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 01:51 PM (39g3+) And our physical defenses have been stripped from us by law.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:54 AM (NWiLs)

249 I hadn't thought of this but... the DEMs are saying as many as a million PRs may settle in FL as a result of the hurricane. Most top line elections in FL in recent years have been decided by a margin of appx 1% or so. Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 01:47 PM (PTHEn) ***************************** Yep, Dems are going BAMN to bring as many PRs to FL as possible. Trump should put Halliburton/KBR on the job of temp housing and food services Right Now. PR

Posted by: gNewt at September 30, 2017 08:55 AM (tHX5V)

250 I hadn't thought of this but... the DEMs are saying as many as a million PRs may settle in FL as a result of the hurricane. Most top line elections in FL in recent years have been decided by a margin of appx 1% or so. Posted by: mnw How is that possible? It's not as easy as just walking across a border. I expect whatever boats or rafts they have there are mostly destroyed. And now that we have a heads up, we can send the Coast Guard to intercept any that may attempt to come across.

Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 08:55 AM (/qEW2)

251 with friends & relatives. I don't know what the state's residency requirement is before you're eligible for public assistance. If you already have a SNAP card, I suppose there's literally no waiting time at all.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:55 AM (PTHEn)

252 237 Wow. Not just a train station. A lesbian train station named 'Daidra'. Posted by: Steven Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 01:50 PM (/qEW2) Won't she be disappointed when she finds out Daidra has a heart made from stone.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 08:56 AM (mcI77)

253 239 I hadn't thought of this but... the DEMs are saying as many as a million PRs may settle in FL as a result of the hurricane. That works out to a thousand a day over next three years. I'm not saying it's impossible but it seems unlikely. Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 01:51 PM (dUfyB) We already have about a million PRs in FL as it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 08:56 AM (NWiLs)

254 They're going to put a 45 foot tall sexbot in Washington?

Posted by: josephistan at September 30, 2017 08:57 AM (ANIFC)

255 Cold Bear I assume you're kidding.. with the Coast Guard stuff?

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 08:57 AM (PTHEn)

256 254 They're going to put a 45 foot tall sexbot in Washington? Posted by: josephistan at September 30, 2017 01:57 PM (ANIFC) Who will be the first to drill it?

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 08:58 AM (mcI77)

257 245 Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 01:49 PM (GXwGP) It's not about you personally, unless you're that kind of person which I have no reason to believe you are. Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 01:53 PM (NWiLs) No, I'm not. But if I lived near ya Insomniac, I 'd come over and drag you out & try to bring some laughter into your life. I think you'd be one of my biggest challenges! ;-) It sounds like you've been through the wringer. But you have a clever wit on here, so I know it's in you. Laughter is the escape valve in life. An instant vacation. So I try to find it & use it whenever I can.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 08:58 AM (GXwGP)

258 Interesting factoid: almost twice as many homes are owned by the occupant as are rented by the occupant. Our societal policy of encouraging home ownership has been very effective.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 08:58 AM (dUfyB)

259 Maybe self-governed citizens can buy up PP on the cheap. Then construct the infrastructure without corruption, use plenty of rebar and concrete, and get our Peruvia with a tropical climate. Singapore writ large. It just needs self-motivated citizens with the right values, not the Third World mentality.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 08:59 AM (hyuyC)

260 Link? This may be the long term opportunity I've been looking for! Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2017 01:45 PM (gwPgz) Does Kwajalein have LBFMs? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:00 AM (O848g)

261 PP = Puerto Rico. Get your realtor on speed dial now. Don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime. And wave to all the PR residents in FL.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 09:01 AM (hyuyC)

262 260 Alberta Oil Peon, Maybe. --shifty eyes-- Some travel may be needed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 09:02 AM (hyuyC)

263 A 45 foot tall nude female statue could soon stand at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called 'R-Evolution.' The artist who created it says it's meant to combat a culture that dehumanizes women. USA TODAY What a load of crap. Yes, the same way prostitution and stripping empowers women. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:02 AM (GXwGP)

264 258 Interesting factoid: almost twice as many homes are owned by the occupant as are rented by the occupant. Our societal policy of encouraging home ownership has been very effective. Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 01:58 PM (dUfyB) Remember Stanley Johnson? http://preview.tinyurl.com/k7p4fcl

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 09:03 AM (mcI77)

265 They're going to put a 45 foot tall sexbot in Washington? Well that should up tourism.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:04 AM (GXwGP)

266 Most really successful comedians had a miserable life, guys and women filled with sadness and bitterness. Not all of them, of course. Jerry Seinfeld had a really normal, nice upbringing. But most, it seems to generate a real need for happiness and laughter that they're able to bring out in others to help themselves feel better. But once in a while you read about some of the funniest people alive committing suicide like Richard Jeni or Greg Geraldo. Its really hard to understand.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 09:04 AM (39g3+)

267 "Florida's population grew by more than 1,000 people per day, a pace that has accelerated over the past year. Jobs are the No. 1 reason people are attracted to the state. This trend is driven, in part, by the economic challenges in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's population has declined by 1.7 percent over the past year, with most exiting residents settling initially in Florida."

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 09:04 AM (dUfyB)

268 Thanks, all! 197 189 Deplorable Jay Guevara Way to go. You two have some great chemistry together. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 01:32 PM (hyuyC) Yep, Mrs. Guevara and the boys are the best thing that ever happened to me. Although the HQ is on the list, just further down, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 09:05 AM (SRKgf)

269 Won't she be disappointed when she finds out Daidra has a heart made from stone. Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 01:56 PM (mcI77) And she has been getting railed by every locomotive in Europe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:06 AM (O848g)

270 I just realized that Nick Saban has coached in 6 of the last 8 NCAA football championship games. Winning 4 or them. I would think that that is unprecedented. also, Roll Tide, Roll! Posted by: Grump928(C) This just disproves that old axiom, that crime DOES pay! Saying that as I gaze upon the corruption that seems to engulf major college sports everywhere, including Ohio State, just down the road from my house. Why, ask my friend, Rick Pitino here....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at September 30, 2017 09:06 AM (S6Pax)

271 Dr. David Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital opened the Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute in the Dominican Republic. He chose a foreign country instead of PR. PR must have been a real s**t hole before the hurricane.

Posted by: gNewt at September 30, 2017 09:07 AM (tHX5V)

272 269 Alberta Oil Peon Switch all the power to diesel=electrics and she will leave. Something about steam locomotives I can't quite understand. Well, she is insane.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 09:09 AM (hyuyC)

273 I was a big Greg Geraldo fan. What killed him was his success on the Roasts. He wasn't that mean, and could be just straight up funny. He was obviously smart, maybe too smart. It also killed him that acts like Larry the Cable were making all the money.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:09 AM (pV/54)

274

 

I just realized that Nick Saban has coached in 6 of the last 8 NCAA football championship games. Winning 4 or them. I would think that that is unprecedented.

also, Roll Tide, Roll!
Posted by: Grump928(C)

 

It's  a  shame    he came out yesterday and  said the NFL flag  protest didn't disrespect our veterens in any way, shape or form.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:13 AM (lKyWE)

275 Yep, Mrs. Guevara and the boys are the best thing that ever happened to me. That's lovely! Although the HQ is on the list, just further down, of course. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 02:05 PM (SRKgf) How long is the list? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 09:13 AM (iVOAv)

276 Switch all the power to diesel=electrics and she will leave. Something about steam locomotives I can't quite understand. Well, she is insane. Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 02:09 PM (hyuyC) It's all that thrusting of the pistons...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:14 AM (O848g)

277 It's a shame he came out yesterday and said the NFL flag protest didn't disrespect our veterens in any way, shape or form. Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 02:13 PM (lKyWE) Tonya Harding was down with taking a knee or two, also.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:15 AM (O848g)

278 I think Insomniac needs an intervention! All of us ettes need to cheer him up.

Posted by: Chilling the most at September 30, 2017 09:15 AM (9Ej78)

279 Greg Geraldo Harvard Law grad. I wish he had traded places with another Harvard Law grad. The world would be a better place today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 09:16 AM (hyuyC)

280 Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 01:58 PM (GXwGP) I think that would be a frustrating experience for you. I come up with a funny quip here and there but I am deeply and irretrievably broken inside. If I didn't have some facility with humor, then there would be nothing but darkness.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 09:16 AM (NWiLs)

281 It also killed him that acts like Larry the Cable were making all the money. Yeah you could tell his rage and disgust at the Larry roast. I think that really ate at him, that he was working so hard and clearly so hilarious but not having the success he thought he should. He was getting there though, should have kept going.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 09:17 AM (39g3+)

282 @realDonaldTrump Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job. heh

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 09:17 AM (mcI77)

283 Dr. David Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital opened the Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute in the Dominican Republic Thank gawd it wasn't here. Or Obamacare would probably cover robot doctor visits. B/c robots have rights. Or something. I can see a day when you take your robot out and about. Instead of an emotional service animal, it'll be a robot. Sooo hope I'm not around for that.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:18 AM (GXwGP)

284 271 Dr. David Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital opened the Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute in the Dominican Republic. He chose a foreign country instead of PR. PR must have been a real s**t hole before the hurricane. Posted by: gNewt at September 30, 2017 02:07 PM (tHX5V) PR was a mess beforehand. Rampant unemployment, poverty and government-run everything crowding out private business. And they're utterly mystified that they're bankrupt.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 09:19 AM (NWiLs)

285 273 I was a big Greg Geraldo fan. What killed him was his success on the Roasts. He wasn't that mean, and could be just straight up funny. He was obviously smart, maybe too smart. It also killed him that acts like Larry the Cable were making all the money. Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 02:09 PM (pV/54) Really if you're bitching about Larry the Cable Guy making the money then the problem is you. Because of course he will. Its broad appeal comedy and a personality that while sometimes in the adult comedy its at that PG-13 level parents might bring their kids to see. If he was going to be pissed about someone it should be Dane Cook.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:19 AM (cAnNx)

286 I can't see a market for $6500 sexbots. A lawyer will fuck you for a lot les than that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:20 AM (O848g)

287 Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 02:17 PM (mcI77) DT should sometimes just shut up. The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 09:20 AM (iVOAv)

288 The IgnoSon has great taste in comedy. He thinks Dane Cook is the worst ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:20 AM (pV/54)

289 287 meant "she taking it out on him".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 09:21 AM (iVOAv)

290 283 Dr. David Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital opened the Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute in the Dominican Republic Thank gawd it wasn't here. Or Obamacare would probably cover robot doctor visits. B/c robots have rights. Or something. I can see a day when you take your robot out and about. Instead of an emotional service animal, it'll be a robot. Sooo hope I'm not around for that. Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 02:18 PM (GXwGP) Robotic surgery is an amazing medical development. It allows the performance of procedures without any possibility of imprecision due to normal tremor or even heartbeat, and also sets up the possibility of surgery by remote link.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 09:21 AM (NWiLs)

291 287 Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 02:17 PM (mcI77) DT should sometimes just shut up. The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 02:20 PM (iVOAv) Trump was right. That's only one tweet from a series. He pointed out just a few days ago she was complementary towards the effort. But now the word has come down that you need to be shouting about how awful Trump's response has been.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:23 AM (cAnNx)

292 I think that would be a frustrating experience for you. I come up with a funny quip here and there but I am deeply and irretrievably broken inside. If I didn't have some facility with humor, then there would be nothing but darkness. I don't believe I can fix anyone...heck, I can't even fix my procrastination or other foibles! But watching me play mini golf would make you laugh. It would make anyone laugh! I find your posts funny. And when you don't post I notice. Other people do too. Only you can decide to find the light in your life. I would think your children would bring some, but I don't know you. Happiness is a thing that comes and goes. Contentment is a lovely thing.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:24 AM (GXwGP)

293 And the mayor is probably upset that they want things done right and properly accounted for, which limits the opportunities for graft and favoritism.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:24 AM (cAnNx)

294 I took a 16-year old IgnoSon to see Ralphie May at a NJ club ten years ago when Ralphie was edgy and truly funny. We went early and wound up in the very front row. If Ralphie fell over we would both have been crushed. Ralphie gave the IgnoSon shit for being so skinny. He later gave him dating advice for ten minutes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:25 AM (pV/54)

295 DT should sometimes just shut up. The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 02:20 PM (iVOAv) No she's not. She's a Communist ideologue, and a large part of her "troubles" can be blamed in the fact that her ideology gets in the way of doing what needs to be done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:25 AM (O848g)

296 Ralphie May was funny? Could have fooled me.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:26 AM (cAnNx)

297 Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2017 02:21 PM (NWiLs) Oh. I thought it was for surgery on Sex Robots. Seriously, I did. rofl .

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:26 AM (GXwGP)

298 Ignoramus What did Ralphie May say?

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at September 30, 2017 09:26 AM (hyuyC)

299 298 Ignoramus What did Ralphie May say? Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2017 02:26 PM (hyuyC) Based on what I've seen of him. "Load up on carbs and act like you were born in the ghetto."

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:27 AM (cAnNx)

300 DT should sometimes just shut up. The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 02:20 PM (iVOAv) No she's not. She's a Communist ideologue, and a large part of her "troubles" can be blamed in the fact that her ideology gets in the way of doing what needs to be done. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 02:25 PM (O848g) Exactly and the dumbass left wing "mayor" opened up her fat yap first.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:27 AM (SjImc)

301 I had robotic surgery 11 weeks ago, of a type that in manual form would make you look like you'd lost a saber-fight, and the scars are almost gone. Hrothgar's got me pretty well dead and buried, but hot damn I'm going to be a good-looking corpse.

They do pump your main body cavity full of CO2, though, so your guts don't stick together. That doesn't give you gas, as you might thing (the pressure such as it is is outside the digestive tract), but it's an odd sensation and does not go away right away. Other than that, it's absolutely no worse than being shot with a small caliber weapon, as opposed to cut by swords.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at September 30, 2017 09:29 AM (H5rtT)

302 The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that. IIRC, she said "We're approaching genocide" - I think that crosses a line. If she merely said something like, "The situation is getting desperate! Where is our aid?", then I'd agree with you.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 09:29 AM (/qEW2)

303 Exactly and the dumbass left wing "mayor" opened up her fat yap first. Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 02:27 PM (SjImc) If I were DJT, I'd tweet" "If you really want to help the good people of San Juan, resign as mayor, take your ill-gotten gains, and buy a one-way ticket to Caracas."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:29 AM (O848g)

304 There was a riff about spreading HS rumors that certain girls were lesbian, and then swooping in. The laughs are in the details. Also a riff about volleyball girls

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:29 AM (pV/54)

305

 

DT should sometimes just shut up. The Mayor is under unbelievable stress and so she's taking it out on her. A better thing to do would be to say :You're having a really hard time. We're doing what we can to help." and leave it at that.

 

The old Carl Rove gambit.She's an elected official if she can't handle   the   stress without  accusing   people of not caring about Puerto Ricans dying then she should resign.



Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:30 AM (lKyWE)

306 Ralphie gave the IgnoSon shit for being so skinny. He later gave him dating advice for ten minutes. Oh my. I would hate to be singled out at a comedy club. I'd rather hide under a table. How did your son take it? Ralphie was just jealous your son was skinny of course

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:31 AM (GXwGP)

307 282 PDT is right about Mayor lack of leadership. When FEMA asked her for memo detailing the city's needs, she whined that she didn't have the time to prepare it. She acted like it was a hardship to provide critical info to those assigned to help.

Posted by: kallisto at September 30, 2017 09:33 AM (AAbgH)

308 Anybody still horsin' around in here?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'real cannibals don't eat quiche' at September 30, 2017 09:33 AM (xK8hY)

309 As for concealing your sexbot from your kids: Put her in the garage with the mower, the clippers, etc. They NEVER go near that stuff, especially during the summer. In the winter, hide her under the snow shovel.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:33 AM (PTHEn)

310 The mayor is an asshole. She and the PR leadership had nothing but praise for the help they were getting from Trump.  Then the DNC came in and chastised them for praising Trump, can't have that.  So they reversed themselves.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 09:34 AM (mpXpK)

311

 

Put her in the garage with the mower, the clippers, etc. They NEVER go near that stuff, especially during the summer.

 

 

Or put her in the vegetable bin underneath the carrots

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:35 AM (lKyWE)

312 How long is the list? ;^) Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 02:13 PM (iVOAv) Not all THAT long, I'm afraid.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 09:35 AM (SRKgf)

313 "How did your son take it? Ralphie was just jealous your son was skinny of course" He loved it. Which is why Ralphie played to him some. It was all in good fun. He also kept going at a table of Jewish yentas. And the blacks in the audience before the world went so PC

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:35 AM (pV/54)

314 Exactly and the dumbass left wing "mayor" opened up her fat yap first. If the mayor wants to fix San Juan, she should talk about fixing San Juan. If she wants to talk trash about Trump, she should brace for a Trump response.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2017 09:35 AM (6FqZa)

315 Never did get how this thread gets forgotten a little later as other specific threads come up. It is best for general stuff to post that comes up

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 09:36 AM (ghofu)

316 From what I've read about PR emergency, the problem is lack of truckers & unusable roads & bridges. So... helicopters.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:36 AM (PTHEn)

317 IIRC, she said "We're approaching genocide" - I think that crosses a line. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 02:29 PM (/qEW2) Which line - outrageousness, or stupidity?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 09:36 AM (SRKgf)

318 If the mayor continues to be an obstacle then by all means rescue her from the city Ray Nagin can use the company

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2017 09:37 AM (6FqZa)

319 Big problem in Puerto Rico is the lack of electricity. It will complicate things for months.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:37 AM (pV/54)

320 Even if somehow its not societally ghastly to have a machine you hump, those off-models are going to be a bit difficult to explain to your buddies. Sure, the Bree Olson lookalike bot might slide, but the goat one? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2017 01:47 PM Ah, effendi, you must get out of your compound and into the village more often. It is the goat one that everyone desires.

Posted by: Abdul McAbdulleyface at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (DMUuz)

321 Ignoramus: has to be roads first, I think.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (6FqZa)

322 317 IIRC, she said "We're approaching genocide" - I think that crosses a line. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 02:29 PM (/qEW2) Which line - outrageousness, or stupidity? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 30, 2017 02:36 PM (SRKgf) Yes.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (cAnNx)

323 No kneelers during the National Anthem at the NASCAR opening ceremonies...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (4DCSq)

324 Ralphie gave the IgnoSon shit for being so skinny. He later gave him dating advice for ten minutes. Pro tip: NEVER sit in the front row of a comedy club, or a magic act, or any act where audience participation is even conceivable.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (SRKgf)

325 Never did get how this thread gets forgotten a little later as other specific threads come up. It is best for general stuff to post that comes up Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 02:36 PM (ghofu) The Rarely/Lightly posted threads like the garden and Chess Threads should be the under threads.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:38 AM (SjImc)

326 Until the power is restored... helicopters. The stuff is sitting at the docks with nothing to load it on. I read that the PR National Guard has had a lot of no-shows, btw.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:39 AM (PTHEn)

327

 

So... helicopters.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 02:36 PM (PTHEn)

 

 

One semi can carry 60,000 lbs   of  relief  supplies.How many choppers would it take to carry that weight?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:39 AM (lKyWE)

328 We're approaching genocide" - Oh great, I see that's the new term we are blithely throwing around to strip of all meaning. Since I already saw MAGA hat girl accuse whites of genocide, I'm not as surpised, but still chilling to see it happen.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:40 AM (GXwGP)

329 293. Yep. Probably why she sounded so grumpy and miserable. I heard a report that engineers have been deployed to get power back online. It's not as if nothing's being done.

Posted by: kallisto at September 30, 2017 09:40 AM (AAbgH)

330 The left throws around the genocide word because they are ignorant fucks and anti-semitic to boot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:40 AM (SjImc)

331 When you don't have electricity, nothing works. Including the pumps at gas stations. It'll be a huge logistics challenge. You can bring in generators for spot solutions, but that won't solve the problem for three million people. It could get very ugly for a long time.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 09:43 AM (pV/54)

332 DML Can't use the roads right now, especially bridges. How many pallets you think a Flying Crane can lift, btw?

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:43 AM (PTHEn)

333 I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that Welfare Island is ill-prepared for a totally predictable weather event.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 09:43 AM (hZV86)

334

 

Relief efforts are still underway Texas and Florida maybe the Mayor should try to understand that the system might be a bit taxed right now

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:43 AM (lKyWE)

335 325 Never did get how this thread gets forgotten a little later as other specific threads come up. It is best for general stuff to post that comes up Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 02:36 PM (ghofu) The Rarely/Lightly posted threads like the garden and Chess Threads should be the under threads. Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 02:38 PM (SjImc Nothing wrong with giving the specific threads top billing. Also Chess Thread is Open Thread.

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 09:44 AM (cAnNx)

336 >>"We're approaching genocide" - Aren't there like 3x as many Puerto Ricans on the Mainland as there are on the Island?

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 09:45 AM (hZV86)

337 During Katrina, power companies from all across the country sent in their crews & equipment.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:45 AM (PTHEn)

338

 

Aren't there like 3x as many Puerto Ricans on the Mainland as there are on the Island?

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 02:45 PM (hZV86)

 

 

There might be as many Puerto Ricans living in NYC as  there   are on the island

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 09:47 AM (lKyWE)

339 Nothing wrong with giving the specific threads top billing. Also Chess Thread is Open Thread. Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2017 02:44 PM (cAnNx) Yes BUT, it is confusing and the fact is few people really post on those threads and then you lose track of future threads and people also start posting on other topics on these "specialty" threads and then some people get upset

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:48 AM (SjImc)

340 331 When you don't have electricity, nothing works. Including the pumps at gas stations. The longest I've ever gone w/o electricity was maybe 48 hours. It felt like a month. Makes a person very aware of what a hassle it is to live without it. Hassle is way to light of a term actually. Also realized what a wuss I was.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:49 AM (GXwGP)

341 >> There might be as many Puerto Ricans living in NYC as there are on the island So. Genocide.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 09:49 AM (hZV86)

342 *too I should just put a disclaimer on all my posts that there will be grammatical errors.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:50 AM (GXwGP)

343 Ignoramus: has to be roads first, I think. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2017 02:38 PM (6FqZa) Park a nuclear aircraft carrier in the harbor. They can power a small city. Get Army Engineers and SeaBees to fix roads and out in temporary bridges, and to fix downed power lines. Just ell the locals, "We got this; now get out of the way." First union organizer to obstruct gets a cigarette and a bullet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 09:51 AM (O848g)

344 I didn't realize that she used to the word "genocide". That was really a stupid thin.g to say, but i don't follow Trump's twitter wars usually although I read his tweets sometimes. Large scale chaos events make people irrational.-not surprisingly

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 09:52 AM (iVOAv)

345 I wish every American could see the hat thief video. Talk about a red pill! When I see all the Antifa protesters & the BLM protesters & the college student protesters, I always wonder... how do you pay the rent & buy groceries?

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:52 AM (PTHEn)

346 The best part of the article is that Dr. Wankstain apparently thinks that 17.1 is less than 11.3 plus 6.7.

Posted by: Marooned at September 30, 2017 09:53 AM (8hRlF)

347 >>The best part of the article is that Dr. Wankstain apparently thinks that 17.1 is less than 11.3 plus 6.7. He forgot to carry the Juan.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 09:54 AM (hZV86)

348 There might be as many Puerto Ricans living in NYC as there are on the island uerto Rico, You lovely island . . . Island of tropical breezes. Always the pineapples growing, Always the coffee blossoms blowing . . . ANITA Puerto Rico . . . You ugly island . . . Island of tropic diseases. Always the hurricanes blowing, Always the population growing . . . And the money owing, And the babies crying, And the bullets flying. I like the island Manhattan. Smoke on your pipe and put that in! OTHERS I like to be in America! O.K. by me in America! Ev'rything free in America For a small fee in America! ROSALIA I like the city of San Juan. ANITA I know a boat you can get on. ROSALIA Hundreds of flowers in full bloom. ANITA Hundreds of people in each room! ALL Automobile in America, Chromium steel in America, Wire-spoke wheel in America, Very big deal in America! ROSALIA I'll drive a Buick through San Juan. ANITA If there's a road you can drive on. ROSALIA I'll give my cousins a free ride. ANITA How you get all of them inside? ALL Immigrant goes to America, Many hellos in America; Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico's in America! ROSALIA I'll bring a T.V. to San Juan. ANITA If there a current to turn on! ROSALIA I'll give them new washing machine. ANITA What have they got there to keep clean? ALL I like the shores of America! Comfort is yours in America! Knobs on the doors in America, Wall-to-wall floors in America! ROSALIA When I will go back to San Juan. ANITA When you will shut up and get gone? ROSALIA Everyone there will give big cheer! ANITA Everyone there will have moved here!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:54 AM (SjImc)

349 I agree with Peon. I think more military presence is needed. The Air Force brags, & there's no reason to doubt them, that they can construct a functioning AF landing field anywhere in the world in 72 hours or less, depending.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:55 AM (PTHEn)

350 Park a nuclear aircraft carrier in the harbor. They can power a small city. LOL I was on a nuclear sub base and the power went out for a while and I was bitching and moaning they should just run a cable.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:56 AM (SjImc)

351 Yes BUT, it is confusing and the fact is few people really post on those threads and then you lose track of future threads and people also start posting on other topics on these "specialty" threads and then some people get upset Corgi fight! Sorry, this cracked me up and I don't even know why. Maybe if people go off topic on other threads someone should just point them specifically to the prior or most active thread by name. I really think there should be Chess & Gardening & other threads people like. Except clowns. I don't think there should be a clown thread. Jk Clowns creep me out.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 09:56 AM (GXwGP)

352 I agree with Peon. I think more military presence is needed. The Air Force brags, & there's no reason to doubt them, that they can construct a functioning AF landing field anywhere in the world in 72 hours or less, depending. Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 02:55 PM (PTHEn) To bad Fredo and the Congress decimated the Funding for our Military ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 09:57 AM (SjImc)

353 337. For Harvey and Irma they also sent in crews. But perhaps the Houston and Florida electric companies pay the other companies for doing that.

Posted by: PaleRider at September 30, 2017 09:59 AM (84F5k)

354 Another place to hide your sexbot from your kids: under a pile of their dirty clothes.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 09:59 AM (PTHEn)

355 340 331 When you don't have electricity, nothing works. Including the pumps at gas stations.


The longest I've ever gone w/o electricity was maybe 48 hours. It felt like a month. Makes a person very aware of what a hassle it is to live without it. Hassle is way to light of a term actually. Also realized what a wuss I was.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 02:49 PM (GXwGP)



PR took a direct hit from a cat 5 hurricane.  I don't see how anybody can expect to have power after that.  when Hugo came by us we lost power for 5 days and we did not take a direct hit. People living down at the beach and in the direct path lost power for months.  you have to expect that and be prepared for it.



I got by for 5 days with no power with no problems.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 09:59 AM (mpXpK)

356 Conservative Treehouse has a good article on Puerto Rico and the San Juan Governor as well as-in the comments section- reports from people on the ground there.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 09:59 AM (iVOAv)

357 Until the power is restored... helicopters. The stuff is sitting at the docks with nothing to load it on. I read that the PR National Guard has had a lot of no-shows, btw. Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 02:39 PM (PTHEn) Helicopters can be tricky to use in an urban area. No clear space to land, often. Some loads you can sling in, but then you need experienced hands on the ground to handle the slung loads, and how are they going to get there in a timely fashion? And helicopters are expensive to operate. Even a small one rents for about a thousand bucks an hour. Absolutely worth it if the task is get an ice chest of vaccine in to a remote clinic. Not so much to haul a $500 Harbor Freight generator to service station with only 2000 gallons of gasoline in storage, and no way to get more. Mules. And hand labor. Guys pushing wheelbarrows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 10:00 AM (O848g)

358 I forgot mules.

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 10:01 AM (PTHEn)

359

 

I think more military presence is needed.

The Air Force brags, & there's no reason to doubt them, that they can construct a functioning AF landing field anywhere in the world in 72 hours or less, depending.
Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 02:55 PM (PTHEn)

 

Military units are helpful but at some point the logistics of supplying the   large  units   deployed take up as much time and effort as it does distribute relief to the needy.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 10:02 AM (lKyWE)

360 Let this be a lesson to all: Buy a Coleman Stove (multi-fuel) and at least a gallon or two of white gas. They'll burn just about anything flammable. But it is best to have some proper fuel at hand.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 10:03 AM (hZV86)

361 LOL I was on a nuclear sub base and the power went out for a while and I was bitching and moaning they should just run a cable. Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 02:56 PM (SjImc) Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that the U.S. Navy has specifically boasted that their carriers do have the capacity to supply emergency shore power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 10:03 AM (O848g)

362 >>Guys pushing wheelbarrows. It's Puerto Rico, not Sicily.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 10:03 AM (hZV86)

363 The helicopters would probably have to airlift the mules in too. One thing for sure, they can't count on much self-help from the Commonwealth. We pretty much learned that already. Genocide. Zhit!

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 10:03 AM (PTHEn)

364 Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that the U.S. Navy has specifically boasted that their carriers do have the capacity to supply emergency shore power. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 03:03 PM (O848g) I have no idea. All I know is that they have power for my dental drill. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2017 10:05 AM (SjImc)

365 Over at Conservative TH they have a picture of the Mayor of San Juan celebrating with the FALN murderer whose sentence was commuted, so yes, she's a tool of Soros, etc. As somebody noted how did she get a tee shirt basically blaming Trump when the power is out?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2017 10:06 AM (iVOAv)

366 I think more military presence is needed. The Air Force brags, & there's no reason to doubt them, that they can construct a functioning AF landing field anywhere in the world in 72 hours or less, depending. Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 02:55 PM (PTHEn) I'm sure it can be done, then what ?

Posted by: dDan at September 30, 2017 10:06 AM (hwYmz)

367 Never let a good crisis go to waste, huh, DEMs? What did you expect? He wants Brown people to die!

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 10:07 AM (PTHEn)

368 From the US mainland, PR is a remote island, a thousand miles from Miami. You can't truck things in, and people can't move out, like they could in Houston. PR's infrastructure sucked and then got hit by a Cat 5. I'm making this up but I'd bet I'm close to right: if Houston lost 15% of its electrical grid, then PR lost 95% including its plants. And most importantly, and the point Trump has been making, PR was broke, broke, broke before it got hit.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 10:08 AM (pV/54)

369

 

Just dropping in supplies on pallets without a proper security presence is a good way to start riots when a population is desperate

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 10:09 AM (lKyWE)

370 PR took a direct hit from a cat 5 hurricane. I don't see how anybody can expect to have power after that. People living down at the beach and in the direct path lost power for months. you have to expect that and be prepared for it. I agree. There seems to be an utter lack of responsibility by people when they know a major natural disaster is going to occur. And also ignorance of reality. But that seems to be the norm in everything lately. People are spoon fed. Mine wasn't that situation, but doesn't matter. And I've put in safety valves for next time in unexpectably happens.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 10:09 AM (GXwGP)

371 Nood. Pet thread

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 10:10 AM (PTHEn)

372 I told Trump to emancipate them. He didn't listen. Sad!

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2017 10:10 AM (hZV86)

373 I'm transferring my flag to the new Pet Thread. Woof!

Posted by: mnw at September 30, 2017 10:11 AM (PTHEn)

374 361  Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that the U.S. Navy has specifically boasted that their carriers do have the capacity to supply emergency shore power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 03:03 PM (O848g)


My old ship had two shore power connections.  Normally these were for bringing power in.  But you can place plants on the line and send power out through these same connections.  IIANM we could run 5KA though those connections.  While we were over in the IO a hurricane struck the French colony of Mauritius.  we went in and supplied power and water to them for a week until they could get stuff running again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 10:13 AM (mpXpK)

375 Or to put it another way, if I buy a bag of whole carrots, at least half of them end up in the trash. If I buy a bag of shreds, all of them end up in stomachs. So the one ain't cheaper than the other, regardless of what the pricetag says. Posted by: BurtTC at September 30, 2017 11:44 Seriously: thanks for this. I always guilt-out when I buy the bag of prepped carrots (or celery), but you're exactly right! Re: Puerto Rico. Didn't the President waive that Jones (?) Act, lifting the restrictions for ships!

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 30, 2017 10:15 AM (IlyKZ)

376

 

Re: Puerto Rico. Didn't the President waive that Jones (?) Act, lifting the restrictions for ships!

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 30, 2017 03:15 PM (IlyKZ)

 

 

Yes and he did it quickly

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 10:17 AM (lKyWE)

377 I assume you're kidding.. with the Coast Guard stuff? Posted by: mnw Brain fart. I keep thinking ahead to the time when they are given independence, or at least have their citizenship revoked.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 30, 2017 10:18 AM (/qEW2)

378 Has any of our illustrious GOP leadership denounced PDT's perceived PR fumble yet?

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 10:18 AM (mcI77)

379 375  Re: Puerto Rico. Didn't the President waive that Jones (?) Act, lifting the restrictions for ships!

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 30, 2017 03:15 PM (IlyKZ)


Yes, and instead of waiving it once again he should have it repealed.  of course the long shore unions wold raise hell because that is who had that stupid law passed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 10:19 AM (mpXpK)

380 So why was Puerto Rico's infrastructure so crappy to begin with? I never followed the goings-on there.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2017 10:19 AM (sdi6R)

381 380 So why was Puerto Rico's infrastructure so crappy to begin with? I never followed the goings-on there.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2017 03:19 PM (sdi6R)


The whole island is a socialist oligarchy.  Nothing works right there.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 10:20 AM (mpXpK)

382 380 So why was Puerto Rico's infrastructure so crappy to begin with? I never followed the goings-on there. Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2017 03:19 PM (sdi6R) C'mon, you know why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2017 10:21 AM (SRKgf)

383 380 So why was Puerto Rico's infrastructure so crappy to begin with? I never followed the goings-on there. Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2017 03:19 PM (sdi6R) I spent 2 months in San Juan about 15 years ago on a engineering assignment. It was shit then so I can only imagine how shitty is now.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 10:21 AM (mcI77)

384 One would think PR should be doing ok, but I guess it hasn't or ever will.

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 10:22 AM (ghofu)

385 381 The whole island is a socialist oligarchy. Nothing works right there. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 03:20 PM (mpXpK) Some things work in San Juan occasionally-- if the right people are rewarded.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 10:23 AM (mcI77)

386 All will be well in PR, when the disaster relief efforts of the Clinton Foundation are brought to bear. Chelsea to the rescue!

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 30, 2017 10:27 AM (pV/54)

387 of course the long shore unions wold raise hell because that is who had that stupid law passed.

Longshoremen unload foreign vessels all the time. You're thinking of merchant marine. It would affect shipyards and ship chandlers, too.

There is no way, currently, you can travel from one US port to another by passenger ship. When you ask, "Jones Act" is always the anwer, but I do not know why.

You can go on a cruise to Hawaii from the west coast, but you cannot stay in Hawaii. There is even a limit to how long you can be off the cruise ship. There are no American passenger lines (point to point transport).

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at September 30, 2017 10:34 AM (H5rtT)

388

 

Yes, and instead of waiving it once again he should have it repealed. of course the long shore unions wold raise hell because that is who had that stupid law passed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 30, 2017 03:19 PM (mpXpK)

 

 

The railroad barons were also supportive of the Jones Act because it kept the price of shipping cargo by waterways high

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 10:36 AM (lKyWE)

389 It's a shame he came out yesterday and said the NFL flag protest didn't disrespect our veterens in any way, shape or form. Yeah, I read that. Nick's wrong, I believe. Or at least, the protestors are indifferent as to whether veterans view it as disrespect.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 30, 2017 10:38 AM (60v4h)

390 Sexbots FTW

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 30, 2017 10:41 AM (NrE3O)

391 378 Has any of our illustrious GOP leadership denounced PDT's perceived PR fumble yet? Posted by: Under Fire at September 30, 2017 03:18 PM (mcI77) Not to worry. The Usual Suspects @ National Review have been right on it. At least Stephen Miller @ Fox has bothered to point out that the mayor is wearing that Fury Road tee. Anderson Cooper must've handed it to her before they went live.

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 30, 2017 10:41 AM (IlyKZ)

392

 

There is no way, currently, you can travel from one US port to another by passenger ship. When you ask, "Jones Act" is always the anwer, but I do not know why.

 

 

Because the Jones act requires that to move from one U.S. port to another the ship must be a U.S. flagged vessel and the crew must be U.S.Which makes it too expensive for cruise lines.

 

 

 

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at September 30, 2017 10:41 AM (lKyWE)

393 Carrots? In the ass? Is that what I heard?

Posted by: Barak Obama at September 30, 2017 10:42 AM (FTPVM)

394 But it doesn't
matter, because I'm a woman and we're all evil.

Hence, the sexbot suggestion.
====


Megadittoes

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 30, 2017 10:44 AM (NrE3O)

395 No, I'm female. And tired of being blamed
for things I have not ever done, and would not ever do.
===

I NO rite?

Posted by: Eve , formerly of the Garden of Eden at September 30, 2017 10:46 AM (NrE3O)

396 Everyone of the original kneeling protesters say theywere doing it because of police mostly ( BLM crap) but also America's rbuilt in racism. So they are disrespecting the flag meaning country

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 10:47 AM (ghofu)

397

 

I NO rite?

Posted by: Eve , formerly of the Garden of Eden at September 30, 2017 03:46 PM (NrE3O)

 

 

Oh quit whining

Posted by: Lilith at September 30, 2017 10:49 AM (lKyWE)

398 All will be well in PR, when the disaster relief efforts of the Clinton Foundation are brought to bear.

Update on the rebuilding efforts on Pedo Island. We continue to make progress. The hot tubs are up and running! Oooooweeee!

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at September 30, 2017 10:50 AM (O5Q3r)

399 I NO rite?
Posted by: Eve , formerly of the Garden of Eden
Oh quit whining
Posted by: Lilith
===

Trust me.

Posted by: Mata Hari at September 30, 2017 10:51 AM (2wRtc)

400 399 I NO rite? Posted by: Eve , formerly of the Garden of Eden Oh quit whining Posted by: Lilith === Trust me. Posted by: Mata Hari at September 30, 2017 03:51 PM ( ========== I didn't even get a walk-on part. I got shoved in a closet. Maris Crane

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 10:59 AM (GXwGP)

401 I'll bet this was exciting...

http://tinyurl.com/y6wjgkms

Posted by: tu3031 at September 30, 2017 11:04 AM (O5Q3r)

402 http://thegoldwater.com/news/8913-Cheerleaders-At-Texas-High-School-Kneel-During-National-Anthem

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 11:29 AM (ghofu)

403 I'll bet this was exciting... http://tinyurl.com/y6wjgkms Posted by: tu3031 at September 30, 2017 04:04 PM (O5Q3r) Obligatory: "It'll buff out."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 11:31 AM (O848g)

404 Red Sox take the AL East.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 30, 2017 11:33 AM (O5Q3r)

405 Cheerleaders-At-Texas-High-School-Kneel-During-National-Anthem *types* *deletes*

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2017 11:34 AM (5bz7Q)

406 Picked up that link from Blazingcatfurca, link did copy directly. As I wrote today why what passes pixy and what doesn't is a mystery to me

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2017 11:47 AM (ghofu)

407 Okay...I have this: "Maybe Mitch McConnell's job should not be secure." - David Brooks Double take. Jaw drop. True, I haven't followed Brooks in forever, but that shocked me. Over at Breitbart. I have no idea if anyone will even see this, but didn't want to plop it down in gardening & pet threads. Now I shall go recover from my shock.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla aka procrastinator extraordinaire at September 30, 2017 12:04 PM (n0Iwq)

408 Red Sox take the AL East. Posted by: tu3031 at September 30, 2017 04:33 PM (O5Q3r) Where did they take it?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2017 12:11 PM (7uYFy)

409 (swallows big slug of Gatorade) Woo-hoo! that little job is done. Old and busted: ceiling lamp in bedroom on pull-chain socket, connected by lamp cord to a wall outlet. Socket mounted on disused ceiling vent grating. New and hot: ceiling vent grating replaced by board with octagon box in middle; same pull-chain socket mounted on octagon box (for now). Ceiling lamp now wired through wall switch in original location, and tied into same circuit that the wall outlet that formerly fed it is on. All wiring done with Loomex in the attic, and terminated in metal junction boxes as per code. And it's hot and dusty up there in the attic, I can tell you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 12:37 PM (O848g)

410 Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at September 30, 2017 05:37 PM

Great feeling, I'll bet. 

Posted by: KT at September 30, 2017 01:34 PM (BVQ+1)

411 Any other scientific bloopers stand out in your mind lately? Not the first to say this, I'm sure - climate models.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at September 30, 2017 06:35 PM (pNxlR)

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