December 30, 2017

Thread before the Gardening Thread: Night Life [KT]
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Interested in a visit Montmartre? I'm not particularly interested in visiting at this time, but the history of the place is fascinating. It was named for Saint Denis, who was beheaded by the Romans, way back in 250 AD.

According to Hilduin, Denis collected his head and carried it as far as the fontaine Saint-Denis (on modern impasse Girandon), then descended the north slope of the hill, where he died. Hilduin wrote that a church had been built "in the place formerly called Mont de Mars, and then, by a happy change, 'Mont des Martyrs'

A lot of drama and gypsum mining occurred on the hill before this:

This hill outside the city was settled because, during the nineteenth century, the emperor Napoleon III had given much of the prime land inside the city to his wealthy friends, who were charged with the task of developing it. The original inhabitants were forced to move to Paris's outskirts where they quickly established their own "town" sans the rules and regulations of the city.

That's part of the reason why Montmartre quickly became a popular drinking area, and by the late eighteenth century, along with the liquor came a number of entertainment establishments that were less than reputable, like Moulin Rouge and Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat).

After the defeat of Napoleon III, Montmartre became the center of the short-lived Paris Commune.

But It's almost New Years Eve. Let's discuss music and dancing. Montmartre is, of course, the home of the famous French Can-can, originally danced by both sexes. The music we know as "the Can-can" is actually "The Infernal Gallop" from Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld":

The operetta is an irreverent parody and scathing satire on Gluck and his Orfeo ed Euridice and culminates in the risque Galop infernal ("Infernal Galop") that shocked some in the audience at the premiere. Other targets of satire, as would become typical in Offenbach's burlesques, are the stilted performances of classical drama at the Comedie-Francaise and the scandals in society and politics of the Second French Empire.

Bringing Offenbach's spirit closer to today, here's what some guy in Poland did with the piece:

Offenbach also wrote some music that wasn't satirical.

Europeans have a different sense of humor. This is what some of them do during an evening out. Is this sexist?

Are you going out for some fabulous nightlife on New Years Eve? Or are you staying home with a few drinks and snacks? There are some fine recipes herein. See the sidebar.

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Have a great weekend and a great New Year.

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1 That new thread smell

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 06:10 AM (aC6Sd)

2 And I was just getting started on Springsteen. Sigh.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:11 AM (+Tibp)

3 3rd,?

Posted by: Jr at December 30, 2017 06:11 AM (vP09u)

4 Hi, Skip. 

Posted by: KT at December 30, 2017 06:11 AM (BVQ+1)

5 Are we still boycotting football?

Posted by: Yeah at December 30, 2017 06:13 AM (X1vTA)

6 Are we still boycotting football? Just the No Fun League. Kollidge football is awesome. Which is a good thing because there are lots of bowl games on between now and Monday night when My Beloved Crimson Tide plays the Clemson Tiggers again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at December 30, 2017 06:15 AM (tRaq7)

7 I like the night life baby She said

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 06:15 AM (ywNoU)

8 OK, so, I saw Springsteen last year for the first time in like 30 years and I noticed the venue was NOT sold out. It dawned on me as I looked around that as old as I was, I was younger than most in attendance . I thought, either most Springsteen fans are like my Mom's Guy Lombardo fans or the oil bust hurt my city worse than I thought.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:15 AM (+Tibp)

9 5 Are we still boycotting football? Posted by: Yeah at December 30, 2017 11:13 AM (X1vTA) ----------------------------- Football? Everyone knows there are only two seasons: Baseball and Not Baseball.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 06:16 AM (WEBkv)

10 Testing

Posted by: Soona at December 30, 2017 06:16 AM (ZijL5)

11 My Beloved Crimson Tide plays the Clemson Tiggers again. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 30, 2017 11:15 AM (tRaq7) I wish you continued disappointment.

Posted by: BignJames at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (0+nbW)

12 That wind-up girl-bot's song is charming. Nice to hear a classically trained voice sing it to the rafters.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (qJtVm)

13 The area is really cool, BUT now over run with tourist. 


Are there any people still in Asia?  Looks like most of them are on tour buses around the world, all with cameras.

Posted by: George at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (Hgs3k)

14 Hey, what's with that cool-looking cookbook?

Posted by: The Guy Who's A Little Slow On The Uptake at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (c8EhQ)

15 2; me too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (KP5rU)

16 Willowed comment Just think. We could have immediately determined if the dossier was used to get the FISA warrant by simply asking the judge who issued it. But no, it is necessary to take the most illogical and difficult path to the answer. How the government continues to function is beyond me.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:17 AM (2DOZq)

17 Did you hear about the whiny bobsledder? His teammates called him the Mewlin' Luge!

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at December 30, 2017 06:19 AM (wPiJc)

18 fuck the crimson tide. may they go down as hard as roy moore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 06:19 AM (KP5rU)

19 Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:15 AM (+Tibp) People listening to 70's music today would be like people in the 60's listening to music from the 20's.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:19 AM (2DOZq)

20 That St. Denis was a trouper.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 06:20 AM (c8EhQ)

21 Hey, what's with that cool-looking cookbook? Posted by: The Guy Who's A Little Slow On The Uptake ----------- Gingham is all the rage this year.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2017 06:20 AM (nBBdT)

22 People listening to 70's music today would be like people in the 60's listening to music from the 20's. Posted by: Roc Ingersol Yes! Right!?

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:20 AM (+Tibp)

23 16 Willowed comment Just think. We could have immediately determined if the dossier was used to get the FISA warrant by simply asking the judge who issued it. But no, it is necessary to take the most illogical and difficult path to the answer. How the government continues to function is beyond me. Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 11:17 AM (2DOZq) Yup... there are court records, even for a FISA court... I think they are afraid the Public outrage over what the Court did, would kill the FISA court system, which is in the process of having Congress renew it.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 30, 2017 06:20 AM (NgKpN)

24 Just got back from DD. Having 3 gift certificates for a total of $75, that's a lot of coffee.  I do like their coffee as much as Starbucks.  Starbucks has kind of faded around here.  And of course I know I can make it cheaper at home.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (ht+dt)

25 This can't be The Ace of Spades Way toooooooooooo much culture

Posted by: Knuckle Dragging Deplorable at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (3/sUh)

26 Wierd. We just pulled out that movie and watched it two nights ago. Mmm. Nicole Kidman.

Posted by: RI Red - Expert on everything expert at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (yknOn)

27 1 That new thread smell Posted by: Skip ****** Skip ahead to the comment #230 mark.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (wPiJc)

28 Are there any people still in Asia? Looks like most of them are on tour buses around the world, all with cameras. Posted by: George ------------- They are obnoxious.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (nBBdT)

29 fuck the crimson tide. may they go down as hard as roy moore. Posted by: chavez the hugo Please, Lord Football, let us face Alabama in the final

Posted by: Sooner Fan at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (+Tibp)

30 Blog is acting jiggy for me today.

Posted by: Soona at December 30, 2017 06:21 AM (ZijL5)

31 NYE is always a family dinner event. We'll get a few pounds of shrimp, everyone brings a dish, and we have a good time ragging on each other. It' always a good time.

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 06:22 AM (gSwpy)

32 NYE is always a family dinner event. We'll get a few pounds of shrimp, everyone brings a dish, and we have a good time ragging on each other. It' always a good time. Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 11:22 AM (gSwpy) --------- What time are the Feats of Strength?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 06:23 AM (c8EhQ)

33 At home. Alone with a comfy fire.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 06:23 AM (g4lFK)

34 wow! can they sing! what have i been missing?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 30, 2017 06:23 AM (Pg+x7)

35 ... thanks for the post.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 30, 2017 06:24 AM (Pg+x7)

36 Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 11:21 AM (ht+dt) They have kiosks now that you can redeem your gift cards for cash . I don't know what percentage they take. Probably something criminal like the coin counting machines. I think they are up to 12% or so.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:24 AM (2DOZq)

37 That last video, they're teaching the sexbots to sing now?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 30, 2017 06:24 AM (tMFgx)

38 Good Saturday morn, what's left of it. I'll be staying in this weekend. It's cold outside (dangerously! according to hyperventilating news media) and it's a lot safer to drink at home. Plus, college bowl games. Haven't seen much today about Iranian protests. Is it because they've cooled off, or because media don't want to cover?

Posted by: April at December 30, 2017 06:24 AM (e8PP1)

39 eople listening to 70's music today would be like people in the 60's listening to music from the 20's.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol

I'm old now and went to Woodstock. I lived nearby to Bethel and went not knowing what was really happening.  Many who were there are probably gone now.  

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:24 AM (ht+dt)

40 Montmartre is also home to Sacre Coeur, a propitiatory church built after the Franco-Prussian War (there were enough devout Catholics in France back then to build one back then)

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 06:25 AM (nQrwG)

41 I think I'll go see "12 Strong". I have a boner

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:25 AM (+Tibp)

42 Offenbach but more often beet oven.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 06:25 AM (IqV8l)

43 Bloody global warming. It's -17 with the wind chill. How are we ever going to survive in all of this heat?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (SiINZ)

44 We never go out on NYE unless it's to friends parties or we're having some NYE Watch Bight Service at the church, and things end up there at about 9:00 p.m.-worship followed by a covered dish dinner. Not exactly the high life but a good way to end the year.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (8+Ozj)

45 I just finished listening to an interview with that psychopath who swatted the guy in Kansas. Spoiler alert: he's a repeat offender and has no parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCHOI39nJPM

Posted by: not the mama at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (mx7rN)

46 Now I have to wait for comment 230, might as well go shovel snow awile

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (aC6Sd)

47 I had to go read that blurb on Montmartre and Saint Denis after reading about him getting decapitated and then walking off. I hope that actually happened, just for the sake of imagining the Romans' faces. Also, hilariously, Saint Denis is the patron saint of headaches.

Posted by: T at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (MmeCn)

48 Well the clockwork blonde with the great voice in that last video is less wooden than Rey in Star Warbles the Last Yeti.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 30, 2017 06:26 AM (FiGoY)

49 PIQUENIQUE - a limerick The cookbook's praises? ...We sing 'em! Can't find 'em on-line? ...Just Bing 'em! You surely will find That the cover's designed With that fabric, what's it called? ...It's gingham!

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (wPiJc)

50 Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 11:24 AM (ht+dt) Heh , Sullivan county was part of my territory when I worked in the Hudson Valley. Of course that was 20 years after Woodstock.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (2DOZq)

51 25 This can't be The Ace of Spades

Way toooooooooooo much culture

Posted by: Knuckle Dragging Deplorable at December 30, 2017 11:21 AM (3/sUh)


Leave the gun, take the cannoli.  It's early. 

Posted by: George at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (Hgs3k)

52 37 That last video, they're teaching the sexbots to sing now? Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 30, 2017 11:24 AM (tMFgx) --- It cleans out the pipes. Here's a steampunky version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dlGDNoliH0

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (qJtVm)

53 Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:15 AM (+Tibp) People listening to 70's music today would be like people in the 60's listening to music from the 20's. Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 11:19 AM (2DOZq) I knew I was getting older when I heard songs I played in the metal clubs being used to sell cars. Damn..

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (aMlLZ)

54 They have kiosks now that you can redeem your gift cards for cash . I don't know what percentage they take. Probably something criminal like the coin counting machines. I think they are up to 12% or so.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 11:24 AM (2DOZq)


Two years ago I got free coffee for a year from Panera.  Not sure what I did.  Anyway if I buy their breakfast sandwiches, I can burn through the dollars pretty quick at DD.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (ht+dt)

55 MSN headline... Trump photobombs picture of Barron and Grandkids... I'm sure, that is an impeachable offense... /facepalm... Living in their heads... 24/7

Posted by: Don Q. at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (NgKpN)

56 From last thread: Ben Stein on Fox News financial show calling for higher taxes on gasoline, electricity and marijuana. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 10:38 AM (IqV8l) Is it the approach of dementia or wasn't Ben Stein kind of conservative once?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (2FqvZ)

57 What time are the Feats of Strength? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 11:23 AM (c8EhQ) Oh it's nothing like Festivus. I'm blessed in that I have a family that doesn't take themselves too seriously and can give as good as they get.

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (gSwpy)

58 I'm watching Silver Linings Playbook on Spike. I just have never thought Jennifer Lawrence was attractive.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:27 AM (+Tibp)

59 Ah. The Commune. Warms my heart to be reminded of it. "I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I’ve ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago…"

Posted by: Mickey Spillane at December 30, 2017 06:28 AM (y3sT9)

60 >>Just think. We could have immediately determined if the dossier was used to get the FISA warrant by simply asking the judge who issued it. But no, it is necessary to take the most illogical and difficult path to the answer. How the government continues to function is beyond me. And that's the challenge, to drain the swamp of the bad actors while not completely cratering the government and restoring people's faith in the government. Tearing something down with abandon is easy. Doing it in a strategic way while at the same time rebuilding it is not. Kind of like rebuilding a plane while it is flying.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 30, 2017 06:28 AM (/tuJf)

61 I've been driven through Montmartre but didn't really know the history. The Sacre Coure Church was the very first sight I saw of Europe as we circled to land on my first trip there. Wow, it looked nothing like any American city I'd ever seen. I was there with some dear friends and it's a good memory.

Posted by: stace at December 30, 2017 06:28 AM (6HFDU)

62 58 I'm watching Silver Linings Playbook on Spike. I just have never thought Jennifer Lawrence was attractive. Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:27 AM (+Tibp) Pretty good movie though.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:29 AM (2DOZq)

63 It's almost noon, can I start drinking early?

Posted by: George at December 30, 2017 06:29 AM (Hgs3k)

64 I knew I was getting older when I heard songs I played in the metal clubs being used to sell cars. Damn.. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 30, 2017 11:27 AM (aMlLZ) --- They're using Kajagoogoo to sell Subarus?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 06:30 AM (qJtVm)

65 osted by: T at December 30, 2017 11:26 AM (MmeCn It interesting and weirdly amusing as to how many Saints are connected as patrons to the ways they died. France could use a few Saints praying for a revival of the Christian faith.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 06:30 AM (8+Ozj)

66 It's almost noon, can I start drinking early? Posted by: George As a Moron told me once, if you don't start drinking in the morning, you can't drink all day.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:30 AM (+Tibp)

67 Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 30, 2017 11:27 AM (2FqvZ) Nixonian conservative.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:30 AM (2DOZq)

68 Remember the illegal cigarette peddler in NYC who was subdued by police in a supposed choke hold and later died of a heart attack? Eric Garner. But the police were blamed. His idiot daughter, Erica, became an "activist" in blm after that and even campaigned for Bernie Sanders. She's dead. Had a, get this, bad heart.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 06:32 AM (H0qMa)

69

 

Moulin Rouge is also the namesake of a very historic hotel and casino in Las Vegas  that has a very interesting history.  It was a hotel for blacks only  and all the black entertainers that came to town back in the 1950's and 60's staid there.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 06:32 AM (lKyWE)

70 She was 27, btw.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 06:32 AM (H0qMa)

71 2018 Predictions? - CNN will trivialize the monumental and hystericize the inconsequential. P.S. I just invented the word "hystericize".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 06:33 AM (+y/Ru)

72 62 58 I'm watching Silver Linings Playbook on Spike. I just have never thought Jennifer Lawrence was attractive. Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:27 AM (+Tibp) Pretty good movie though. Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 11:29 AM (2DOZq) I went to college with the guy who wrote the book, he was in some of my English writing classes. I guess that paid off for him.

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 06:33 AM (ANIFC)

73 Haven't seen much today about Iranian protests. Is it because they've cooled off, or because media don't want to cover? ... Dunno, but thunderB has been tweeting about it like a maniac if you want to check her twitter feed. She has a lot of stuff from a variety of sources.

Posted by: stace at December 30, 2017 06:33 AM (6HFDU)

74 They're using Kajagoogoo to sell Subarus? Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 11:30 AM (qJtVm) I said metal clubs, not drag clubs. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 30, 2017 06:33 AM (aMlLZ)

75 All Hail Eris, I am now pondering how to mix in "The Doll's Song" with Yuriko. Much hilarity will probably ensue.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 30, 2017 06:34 AM (FiGoY)

76 Ben Stein is an urban conservative. Out here in flyover land he would be called liberal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 06:34 AM (IqV8l)

77 .

Totally charming for the windup soprano.  You know, I was thinking of PDQ Bach for some reason.  What fun!

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 06:34 AM (MIKMs)

78 2018 Prediction: Joe Manchin will not seek reelection.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 06:35 AM (H0qMa)

79 This hill outside the city was settled because, during the nineteenth century, the emperor Napoleon III had given much of the prime land inside the city to his wealthy friends, who were charged with the task of developing it. The original inhabitants were forced to move to Paris's outskirts where they quickly established their own "town" sans the rules and regulations of the city. ======== That darned Kelo decision again.

Posted by: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos at December 30, 2017 06:35 AM (/qEW2)

80 Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 11:32 AM (H0qMa) Hey Soothsayer, I'd like to apologize for last night.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 30, 2017 06:35 AM (bZ7mE)

81 That darned Kelo decision again. Posted by: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos In for a penny, in for 2.2 pounds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 06:36 AM (IqV8l)

82 Yes, the asians are the worst fucking tourists, ever. The goddamn selfiesticks and the ignorance of the que for starters.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 30, 2017 06:37 AM (FY/Oe)

83 So someone is maybe too shy to admit to perhaps admit to liking Kajagoogoo? 

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 30, 2017 06:37 AM (FiGoY)

84 Accepted, and thanks, Grey Fox.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 06:37 AM (H0qMa)

85 Haven't seen much today about Iranian protests. Is it because they've cooled off, or because media don't want to cover? ... Dunno, but thunderB has been tweeting about it like a maniac if you want to check her twitter feed. She has a lot of stuff from a variety of sources. Posted by: stace If I was on Twitter, I would tweet: CNNs view of the Iranian street is blocked by a white van.

Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2017 06:38 AM (yM/Yl)

86 This guy who writes for "Commentary" Magazine-is tweeting on Iran too: https://twitter.com/SohrabAhmari

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 06:38 AM (8+Ozj)

87 Had some relatives who wanted to visit where Woodstock was held.  They went to Woodstock, NY, which is a artist, hippy place and couldn't find the concert place.   They came home with a coffee table book on the concert at least, and some $5 coffee.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:38 AM (ht+dt)

88 45 I just finished listening to an interview with that psychopath who swatted the guy in Kansas. Spoiler alert: he's a repeat offender and has no parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCHOI39nJPM Posted by: not the mama at December 30, 2017 11:26 AM (mx7rN) Just watched the first half of that video--couldn't do any more. Wow. That is just infuriating. The "swatter" doesn't even care that someone died because of what he did. He talks from beginning to end like his actions were no big deal. With any luck, he'll be someone's girlfriend in prison very soon.

Posted by: T at December 30, 2017 06:39 AM (MmeCn)

89 >>If I was on Twitter, I would tweet: CNNs view of the Iranian street is blocked by a white van. It's already been done. Repeatedly and with many white truck photoshops.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 30, 2017 06:40 AM (/tuJf)

90 Yes, the asians are the worst fucking tourists, ever. The goddamn selfiesticks and the ignorance of the que for starters. Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 30, 2017 11:37 AM (FY/Oe) The wife had to go to Switzerland on business. I asked how the sights were. She said she thought she got off the train in japan. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 30, 2017 06:40 AM (aMlLZ)

91 89 >>If I was on Twitter, I would tweet: CNNs view of the Iranian street is blocked by a white van. It's already been done. Repeatedly and with many white truck photoshops. Posted by: JackStraw at December 30, 2017 11:40 AM (/tuJf) Another own goal for CNN. Lovely.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 06:43 AM (sdi6R)

92 Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 11:38 AM (ht+dt) Heh. Can't fault them because I didn't know that until after I moved to the Hudson Valley ( I lived in Red Hook in Dutchess County) .

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:43 AM (2DOZq)

93 Videos of North Korea tourists always show plenty of Chinese. I'd guess not many from Japan go, probably not allowed.  Tourist are a prime source of dollars for the fat one.  Along with printing very good counterfeit dollars.  After all, he has the same printing presses we use, from Switzerland.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:44 AM (ht+dt)

94 81: Bravo

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 30, 2017 06:44 AM (89T5c)

95 Iranians Chant For End To Islamic Government, For Shah To Return That Shah return part may be something of a challenge.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 06:45 AM (+y/Ru)

96 I worry that the Iranian protests will end up like the 1905 Russian revolts - widely supported, but the Government is still too strong, and the protesters poorly organized and weak. The Iranian govm't won't fall until they begin to lose the Big War that is about to start. But who knows what kind of dictatorship will rise from that one. Bet on the military.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 30, 2017 06:45 AM (V2Yro)

97 I liked silver linings playbook and do think Jennifer Lawrence is cute and a good actress. However, this is what drives me insane about all movies that take place in Philadelphia dating back to Rocky and earlier: no one has a Philly accent!! The actors all think a Bronx accent is Philly and IT IS NOT! Don't do an accent if you do it wrong. Most times this applies to Boston as well but Marky Mark and Matt Damon will give a good Boston accent. End of rant.

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 06:45 AM (RiTnx)

98 Visited Montmartre once, years ago ... couldn't afford to go into any of the famous clubs; had a beer outdoors at the top of the hill. One thing I remember are the cannonball scars on the church (St. Denis ?) which are from the breaking-up of the Paris Commune.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 30, 2017 06:46 AM (oVWx5)

99 End of rant. Posted by: keena Sunny agrees with you. I've seen a couple of rants about it.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:47 AM (+Tibp)

100 When the SJW took on the gamer's, they were going down a rabbit hole with clowns like that. GamerGate and 4chan should be lesson for the the left.

Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2017 06:47 AM (yM/Yl)

101 The swatter is a sociopathic asshole, but his hand didn't pull the trigger on an innocent man. Cops aren't supposed to be kill-bots, sent out to commit mayhem and madness at any address they're given.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 30, 2017 06:47 AM (V2Yro)

102 It would be great to get rid of the Head Shiite Goatrapers in Iran and scrap the nuke deal.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 30, 2017 06:47 AM (89T5c)

103 Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 11:33 AM (ANIFC) Did it seem he got his inspiration from his own mental instability?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 06:47 AM (2DOZq)

104 Heh. Can't fault them because I didn't know that until after I moved to the Hudson Valley ( I lived in Red Hook in Dutchess County) .

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 11:43 AM (2DOZq)


I'm sure Woodstock, NY gets plenty of visitors looking for the concert site. I grew up in that part of the Catskills  (called the Borscht Belt, or Jewish Alps, at that time)...

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:48 AM (ht+dt)

105 Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:45 AM (RiTnx) What does a philly accent sound like?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 06:48 AM (Ri/rl)

106 According to Hilduin, Denis collected his head and carried it as far as the fontaine Saint-Denis (on modern impasse Girandon), then descended the north slope of the hill, where he died. ======== There's a similar apocryphal story about Paul. Makes Re-Animator seem unoriginal in hindsight.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 06:49 AM (/qEW2)

107 Holy hell the LA times published this today?! https://tinyurl.com/y8sy3xr4 Are some people waking up?

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 06:49 AM (RiTnx)

108 Wind-up Opera Girl is funny. Great voice, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b] at December 30, 2017 06:50 AM (tRaq7)

109 The "galop" was originally notated in 2/1 time signature, so each measure had 2 whole notes, each whole note got one beat. Just to keep things weird, I guess. Later, these were put into "cut" time, and the composer who put them in 2/1 time was taken out back.

Posted by: navybrat at December 30, 2017 06:50 AM (w7KSn)

110 82 Yes, the asians are the worst fucking tourists, ever. The goddamn selfiesticks and the ignorance of the que for starters. Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 30, 2017 11:37 AM (FY/Oe) They take cuts and stand way too close.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 06:50 AM (Ri/rl)

111 That's the problem with swatting, it puts the cops in high adrenaline mode and that hyper state isn't where good decisions are made. We are training them to attack active shooter situations, not do the secure perimeter - gather intel tactics of the 1970s.

Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2017 06:51 AM (yM/Yl)

112 http://bit.ly/2DAVHUa No More Free Money to Pakistan: President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 06:52 AM (y3aQB)

113 No More Free Money to Pakistan: President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan Posted by: MISH McConnell Schwingggggg!

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 06:52 AM (+Tibp)

114 Holy hell the LA times published this today?!
https://tinyurl.com/y8sy3xr4

Are some people waking up?

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:49 AM (RiTnx)


Its not April Fools day is it....I can't believe the LA Times printed that.  The end of the world would come before the Chicago Tribune or NYT, etc ever printed it.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:52 AM (ht+dt)

115

 

They take cuts and stand way too close.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 11:50 AM (Ri/rl)

 

 

And   they   smoke   like   fiends.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 06:52 AM (lKyWE)

116 Tom @ 101 - Hey there mundane! Don't you know the number one priority is that the cop got to go home at the end of his shift? The problem is cops operate with high authority and low personal accountability while citizens who hold CCW permits operate with low authority and high personal accountability. Who do you think will be more judicious before pulling the trigger?

Posted by: Butch at December 30, 2017 06:52 AM (hXu8T)

117 Jeebus, it's going to be NINE degrees on New Year's Eve. Yeah, think I'll stay at home. I can make a spectacle of myself in the lounge, where there's a fireplace.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 06:54 AM (qJtVm)

118 Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:49 AM (RiTnx) Is that the Main LA paper.? I don't think so Maybe it's an like the "Washington Times" vs. WAPO because the article is by someone from "The Federalist". I don't know if most people in Los Angeles will ever get a clue.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 06:54 AM (8+Ozj)

119 @ Caligirl. I lived there for 5 years. They say all o sounds long. And ou sounds kinda like eou. And water sounds like wooden. Can't really write it but I can speak it if pressured to. LOL! It's actually even more annoying than an NYC or Chicago accent. And before anyone bitches, I grew up w an NYC accent but tamed it.

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 06:55 AM (RiTnx)

120 That was truly in the LA Times!! Amazing right?

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 06:56 AM (RiTnx)

121 I think the Can Can is still danced by both sexes. So is belly dancing.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2017 06:56 AM (UdKB7)

122 As a Moron told me once, if you don't start drinking in the morning, you can't drink all day.

Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:30 AM (+Tibp)


Beer, more than a breakfast drink.

Posted by: George at December 30, 2017 06:56 AM (Hgs3k)

123 SCOTUS gutted the Takings Clause in Kelo by changing "public use" to "public purpose". A water treatment plant is a public use. National Bad Hair Day is a public purpose. And then the corporation never even used the stolen property. But the Constitution still has their crayon scribbling on it. I blame the Kennedy Brothers, Ted and Anthony.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 30, 2017 06:56 AM (Ndje9)

124 Iranian thing is not going anywhere...yet

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 30, 2017 06:56 AM (FY/Oe)

125 If I was on Twitter, I would tweet: CNNs view of the Iranian street is blocked by a white van. Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2017 11:38 AM (yM/Yl) Heh. Probably it's been mentioned here already but another thing I saw on twitter last night was that, no joke, CNN was finally able to determine by license plate that the truck they saw parked elsewhere (sheriff's office?) was the same one that had been used to block their view of the golf course. No I'm not shitting you, this is what at least one of their reporters was on about last night.

Posted by: stace at December 30, 2017 06:57 AM (6HFDU)

126 No nightlife for me. I don't like noisy, crowded spaces. I also don't have any friends.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 06:58 AM (NWiLs)

127 107 Holy hell the LA times published this today?! *thud*

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 06:58 AM (gSwpy)

128 Can't really write it but I can speak it if pressured to. LOL! It's actually even more annoying than an NYC or Chicago accent. And before anyone bitches, I grew up w an NYC accent but tamed it.

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:55 AM (RiTnx)


I can pickup the NYC area accent in a instant.  Where I grew up, no accent at all.  (as far as I can tell)

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 06:58 AM (ht+dt)

129 @107

Holy shit.  That has to be a fake LA Times website.  Wonder if Drudge will link it and if not why?

Posted by: George at December 30, 2017 06:59 AM (Hgs3k)

130 That was truly in the LA Times!! Amazing right? But as an Op-Ed, not by one of their fake journalists.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 07:00 AM (H0qMa)

131

 

Holy hell the LA times published this today?!


Are some people waking up?

 

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:49 AM (RiTnx)

 

 

Nah it's like their New Years resolution. They swear they're going to be honest in 2018 and decide to get an early start to prove it. By Jan 7th they'll be back to their old  L.A. Times.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 07:00 AM (lKyWE)

132 what incredible voices those women have ... an old friend (friends again on Facebook) took me to the New Orleans opera with her parents once ... some Wagner opera with incredible scenery. The whole "culture" thing didn't really take for me, but I marvel at the power of those voices. Shakespeare I guess was also part political commentary which related to the "deplorables" of the day. Malicious and Powerful pushing around the Productive class is a universal theme apparently.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2017 07:00 AM (otAqJ)

133 It was linked in Insty.

Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 07:01 AM (RiTnx)

134 I always thought of Berserker as more of a Spandau Ballet kind of guy. Am I wrong?

Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 07:01 AM (sTBcq)

135 101 - We don't know the whole story of what happened yet, but I agree that it looks like bad policy/procedure/training. I think there are multiple parties at fault here (the asshole who requested the swatting, the asshole who gave the false address to the swatter knowing that address would be swatted, the psychopath who swatted the address - all those guys need to see hard time).

Posted by: not the mama at December 30, 2017 07:01 AM (mx7rN)

136 I can pickup the NYC area accent in a instant. Where I grew up, no accent at all. (as far as I can tell)
=====

Grew up in IL, which appears to be the 'broadcast' ideal.  Dees, dem an' dose of Chicago were ruthlessly suppressed by parents and grandparents.  'Da Bears' were tolerated as a joke.

Speak clearly and slowly.  Immigrants love me because I also don't talk loudly. 

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 07:02 AM (MIKMs)

137 It took a local reporter about ten minutes to find out it was a sheriff's vehicle. CNN's crack reporters couldn't find their

Posted by: This Report is Interrupted to Bring You Breaking White Truck Coverage! at December 30, 2017 07:03 AM (Ndje9)

138 My mom told me that what was scandalous about the "Can-Can" was that the dancers weren't wearing underwear. Funny things you learn from your mom.

Posted by: JAS at December 30, 2017 07:04 AM (7JbXq)

139 Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 11:58 AM (NWiLs) Of course you have friends-or people wouldn't be talking to you here or by e-mail,- and you have mentioned real friends outside this box.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 07:04 AM (8+Ozj)

140 Forget the feats of strength. What time do we see the teats of strength?

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at December 30, 2017 07:04 AM (2RVA8)

141 Body cam vid of the Call of Duty SWATing. http://bit.ly/2lhPwO8

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 07:05 AM (+y/Ru)

142 My daughter performed The Doll's Song as part of her Performance certificate in opera.  Yes, there is such a thing.  Fortunately, she's really smart, so double majored in business and opera. 

I'm no opera expert, but I think she sang it better. I may be biased.

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 07:05 AM (LAe3v)

143 "the truck they saw parked elsewhere (sheriff's office?) was the same one that had been used to block their view of the golf course.Posted by: stace so they doxxed a white van ... antifa will go burn it soon. Can't have these deplorable racist vans just roaming around freely. heh

Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2017 07:05 AM (otAqJ)

144 114 Holy hell the LA times published this today?! Web-only, maybe? They're the ones hiding the Khalidi tapes, aren't they? Either way, yes, shocking this article appeared in any form, but now they can absolve themselves of all bias for 2017.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 07:06 AM (clYld)

145 Wow, pep, your daughter must be an amazing singer. Does she perform in operas now?

Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 07:06 AM (sTBcq)

146 107 Holy hell the LA times published this today?! https://tinyurl.com/y8sy3xr4 Are some people waking up? Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:49 AM (RiTnx) Actual journalism at the LA Times? I may faint.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:06 AM (NWiLs)

147 119 @ Caligirl. I lived there for 5 years. They say all o sounds long. And ou sounds kinda like eou. And water sounds like wooden. Can't really write it but I can speak it if pressured to. LOL! It's actually even more annoying than an NYC or Chicago accent. And before anyone bitches, I grew up w an NYC accent but tamed it. Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:55 AM (RiTnx) I'm not sure I would be able to differentiate between regional accents. I know a Boston accent. I don't think California has an accent. Only when 8 girls are all trying to talk at once. More valley girl type accent. "Who does that?"

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 07:07 AM (Ri/rl)

148 #CheckYourWhiteVanPrivelege

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 07:07 AM (clYld)

149 Iranians Chant For End To Islamic Government, For Shah To Return That Shah return part may be something of a challenge. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! Is there a spare one in a well some place?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 07:08 AM (IqV8l)

150 134 I always thought of Berserker as more of a Spandau Ballet kind of guy. Am I wrong? Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 12:01 PM (sTBcq) That cracked me up. How about flock of seagulls?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 07:08 AM (Ri/rl)

151 Had to meet our 2% Pro-Trump quota for the year

Posted by: LA Times at December 30, 2017 07:08 AM (gSwpy)

152 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 12:04 PM (8+Ozj) I don't mean to discount the people here at all. I have good friends here. But in terms of going out and doing stuff with people friends or otherwise hanging out in meatspace friends, I have none. That's not an exaggeration.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:08 AM (NWiLs)

153 That swatting in KC is awful. I hope PDs that have SWAT teams make this a part of future training. Cowards "swat" people they have a beef with: Any private residence swat call should be approached as a possible hoax. The public may be clamoring for faster response to reports of mayhem in schools, movie theaters etc, but only a few idiots really want the police to bust down doors and come in with guns blazing to break up a family fight, even a deadly one. SWAT deployment into a home w/o a burglar alarm or other indication of a break-in should require on-site fact gathering before they go into action mode.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at December 30, 2017 07:09 AM (84F5k)

154 I always thought of Berserker as more of a Spandau Ballet kind of guy. Am I wrong?
Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 12:01 PM (sTBcq)


Berserker? Probably more of a Flamenwerfer contra dance type, though admittedly Spandaus can be useful in fixed positions.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2017 07:09 AM (2K6fY)

155 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 12:08 PM (IqV8l) The Shah's son lives in exile somewhere so they're talking about that family..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (8+Ozj)

156 I'm going to Disney World, where I will visit the Hall of Presidents and give that bastard Millard Fillmore what he has coming, even if it ruins the show for everybody else. I'm just heroic that way.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (Ndje9)

157 145 Wow, pep, your daughter must be an amazing singer. Does she perform in operas now?
Posted by: bluebell


She is, but she figured out pretty quickly that the showbiz life was not for her.  She works in data analytics software now.  Clearly a very narrow person.

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (LAe3v)

158 Denis collected his head and carried it as far as the fontaine Saint-Denis (on modern impasse Girandon), then descended the north slope of the hill, where he died. - Bah. Maxine Waters has lived without a brain for 70 years.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (+y/Ru)

159 I always thought of Berserker as more of a Spandau Ballet kind of guy. Am I wrong? Posted by: bluebell --- If you mean the last performance at the Spandau prison in 1951 then yes, I think that is right up Berserker's alley.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (tr2D7)

160 That cracked me up. How about flock of seagulls? Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 12:08 PM (Ri/rl) -------- Maybe, but just the hair.

Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (sTBcq)

161 I'm no opera expert, but I think she sang it better. I may be biased.
=====

Nobody is an opera expert.

Kids home so catching up with their peers.  Little kid in the neighborhood who could resonate across a darned field when she was singing is almost done with her performance training.  Little person, huuuuuge voice.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 07:10 AM (MIKMs)

162 141 Body cam vid of the Call of Duty SWATing. http://bit.ly/2lhPwO8 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 12:05 PM (+y/Ru) Doesn't show us much. It's pretty far away.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:11 AM (NWiLs)

163 134 I always thought of Berserker as more of a Spandau Ballet kind of guy. Am I wrong? Posted by: bluebell at December 30, 2017 12:01 PM (sTBcq) --- True.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 07:11 AM (qJtVm)

164 Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 12:08 PM (NWiLs) That is something you should think about changing, IS. :^) As I have noted before there are probably a number of morons of HQ morns who live in your area .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 07:11 AM (8+Ozj)

165 Snowing on Long Island- you'd think that would mean a warm front, but it's mid 20's with winds making it feel mid-teens.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 07:12 AM (/qEW2)

166 Just an aside, coin counting machines in grocery stores provide a side service of kicking out all the real silver coins. They fall into a separate box drawer for the users convenience. Most people don't know this. So, if your in a grocery store with a coin counter check the little drawer at the bottom.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 30, 2017 07:12 AM (vV/gB)

167 Saw the Star Wars movie last night. Some good, some bad. In the end the lesson is that when you mistake the sociology department faculty lounge for flag rank command you end up wiped out. There were a lot of readily hateable people in that film. That moment when Leia floats back into the ship was hysterical, I was looking for a broom. And they continue to make the head bad guy ever more ridiculous.

Posted by: JEM at December 30, 2017 07:12 AM (0XvG0)

168 'My mom told me that what was scandalous about the "Can-Can" was that the dancers weren't wearing underwear. ' There's a place in France Where the ladies don't wear pants?

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 07:12 AM (UdKB7)

169 The soprano doll act was terrific.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 30, 2017 07:12 AM (eSvEh)

170 KC? I thought it was Witchita.

Posted by: JAS at December 30, 2017 07:13 AM (7JbXq)

171 It's been a very long time since I've been sad to see a year go bye-bye. But 2018 promises to be even more entertaining, thanks to one man. Let's hope some of our nation's spineless in Congress see fit to join him.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 07:13 AM (clYld)

172 Doesn't show us much. It's pretty far away. - So far away it's hard to see him as an immediate threat to the cops.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 07:14 AM (+y/Ru)

173 155 FenelonSpoke Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 07:14 AM (hyuyC)

174 And they don't wear no underwear And you can see under there.

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 07:15 AM (UdKB7)

175 I don't know city. Just heard KS an ass umed KC. Sorry

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at December 30, 2017 07:15 AM (84F5k)

176 "Crown Prince"? Shouldn't that be "King in Exile?"

Posted by: JAS at December 30, 2017 07:15 AM (7JbXq)

177 171 It's been a very long time since I've been sad to see a year go bye-bye. But 2018 promises to be even more entertaining, thanks to one man. Let's hope some of our nation's spineless in Congress see fit to join him. Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 12:13 PM (clYld) I've been thinking about 2018 too. Remember feeling like you were hanging onto a ledge and the fall could come at any time ? Mayhaps the shoe is on the other foot next year !

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 07:16 AM (xwvEL)

178 So far away it's hard to see him as an immediate threat to the cops. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 12:14 PM (+y/Ru) I had a similar thought.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:16 AM (NWiLs)

179 PaleRider, simply irredeemable Wichita, Kansas

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (hyuyC)

180 you'd think that would mean a warm front, but it's mid 20's with winds making it feel mid-teens. That *is* your warm front. Pray that I do not change it further.

Posted by: Darth Bastardi at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (clYld)

181 I see London, I see France, I see Susie's Underpants!

Really, Horde, I expected that from the get-go.  Slackers.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (MIKMs)

182 Finally stopped snowing here

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (ANIFC)

183 There were a lot of readily hateable people in that film. That moment when Leia floats back into the ship was hysterical, I was looking for a broom. And they continue to make the head bad guy ever more ridiculous. Posted by: JEM I will probably see the movie sometime in the future on a airline flight. That's how I saw The Force Awakens (pretty bad) and Rogue One (which was better). I can't get excited about this childish nonsense. It's just a vast marketing effort by Disney. More money in Bob Iger's pocket, who is a man that is an affront to all of us in his politics and beliefs.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (S6Pax)

184 http://bit.ly/2CjT1xf This is Serious=> Fired FBI Director Comey's Criminal Actions Could Put Him in Prison

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 07:17 AM (y3aQB)

185 2018 is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG. Yeah, lets start the New Year reporting that the Ponce and his Posse were knowingly using fake dossier to enable spying on an opponents campaign. GOOD TIMES.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 30, 2017 07:18 AM (vV/gB)

186 Good one mbq!

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 07:18 AM (UdKB7)

187 Dancing the Can-Can and drinking champagne is the most egregious sort of cultural appropriation!

Posted by: United Nations Cultural Appropriations Committee at December 30, 2017 07:18 AM (Po6Jc)

188 Mom: They pay you a nickel to climb the pole so they can see your underpants. Susie: But I fooled them today. I didn't wear any.

Posted by: JAS at December 30, 2017 07:19 AM (7JbXq)

189 JAS Reza Pahlavi is only Crown Prince, the heir apparent to an empty throne, because he has to be crowned in the Iranian Parliament. Only then could he be the Shah of Iran.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 07:19 AM (hyuyC)

190 I gotta go. Mom says go play outside.

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 07:19 AM (UdKB7)

191 What does a philly accent sound like? Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 11:48 AM (Ri/rl) ======== It smells of beef and cheese.

Posted by: Will Ferrell at December 30, 2017 07:19 AM (/qEW2)

192 189 the same is true I believe for the Greek royals as well

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 30, 2017 07:20 AM (DAdSz)

193 191 What does a philly accent sound like? Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 11:48 AM (Ri/rl) -------------------- A lazy ill tempered goose.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 30, 2017 07:20 AM (vV/gB)

194 2 And I was just getting started on Springsteen. Sigh. Posted by: Blutarksi-esque 0.0 at December 30, 2017 11:11 AM (+Tibp) Waterboarding or rubber truncheon? Because there's a lot to be said for both techniques.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2017 07:20 AM (eXA4G)

195 184 http://bit.ly/2CjT1xf This is Serious=> Fired FBI Director Comey's Criminal Actions Could Put Him in Prison Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 12:17 PM (y3aQB) Oh dear. A Hoft story using Cernovich as a source. Two of the least-credible people in the right-blogosphere. Doesn't necessarily mean he's wrong, but still.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:20 AM (NWiLs)

196 This is Serious=> Fired FBI Director Comey's Criminal Actions Could Put Him in Prison

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 12:17 PM (y3aQB)

=========================


Haha!  Good one!

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 07:20 AM (Po6Jc)

197 This is Serious=> Fired FBI Director Comey's Criminal Actions Could Put Him in Prison Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 12:17 PM (y3aQB) *Rolls eyes*

Posted by: Lois Lerner at December 30, 2017 07:21 AM (xwvEL)

198 comey will go to prison right after i win the powerball millions. same chance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 07:22 AM (KP5rU)

199 Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 12:20 PM (NWiLs) Just reporting it, Don't shoot the messenger

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 07:22 AM (y3aQB)

200 A Chicago accent is just as non-broadcast as one from Philly

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 30, 2017 07:22 AM (eSvEh)

201 I have always tried to give Police the benefit of the doubt in shootings in that any object held or pulled by a suspect could be a weapon and any movement with that object can be considered a threat. Lately though , these shootings do not involve a gun much less an object. It is totally unacceptable to shoot without seeing a potential weapon and at the least is negligent homicide.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 07:23 AM (2DOZq)

202 Just reporting it, Don't shoot the messenger Posted by: MISH McConnell Shoot the Sheriff! Shoot the Sheriff!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 30, 2017 07:23 AM (S6Pax)

203 Roseanne threatens to retire after she admits she voted Trump and is hit with a hate shit storm. Trump is fighting pedophiles and he likes Jews-that infuriates some people. - Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 28, 2017 https://usat.ly/2zQrLkI

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 07:24 AM (+y/Ru)

204 philly accent: iggles, stillers, like that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 07:24 AM (KP5rU)

205 126 No nightlife for me. I don't like noisy, crowded spaces. I also don't have any friends. Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 11:58 AM (NWiLs) You also don't live within 200 miles of Mr. Bassman and me, or we'd be showing up on your doorstep with champagne.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 30, 2017 07:25 AM (/A+Cl)

206 I thought Thernovich was swearing off social media? #twoweeks

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Fa La La La La La La FA LA LA LA LA LA LA at December 30, 2017 07:25 AM (ZiMuX)

207 There's not really a pervasive Philly accent so much as there are odd pronunciations, like water = "wudder"

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 07:27 AM (ANIFC)

208 G'ints Snow revoval wasn't too bad, light only 1-3 inches.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 07:27 AM (aC6Sd)

209 A Chicago accent is just as non-broadcast as one from Philly Posted by: Les Kinetic My experience with Chicago and Philly "accents" is some angry black woman in a uniform yelling at somebody. Miniature TSA woman in Philly yelling at some kid who needed to get through security, O'Hare Security PD at me for trying to go through the wrong door. Angry people.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 30, 2017 07:27 AM (S6Pax)

210 I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists,Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..." Posted by: Mickey Spillane at December 30, 2017 11:28 AM (y3sT9)

Posted by: American High Arc Seminar College famous quotes at December 30, 2017 07:27 AM (Cz+xD)

211 You also don't live within 200 miles of Mr. Bassman and me, or we'd be showing up on your doorstep with champagne. Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 30, 2017 12:25 PM (/A+Cl) I'm sure that would be a good time!

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:27 AM (NWiLs)

212 Making a false statement to the FBI: a serious crime! Making a false FBI: Business as Usual.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 30, 2017 07:28 AM (Ndje9)

213 The FNM will act in concert to smother any story that the ponce was doing bad. However the story *might* get legs if McCain is thought to be behind the fake dossier. The only time his oppositional personality was useful was when he was a POW. I'm sure a lot of the GOPe feel like McCain has backstabbed them in the past and although the FNM has been able to mostly play him he probably has a few enemies there as well; so I'd guess its 50/50 on willingness to burn him.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at December 30, 2017 07:28 AM (84F5k)

214 Why would he want to go there:

President Trump's love for all things gold apparently doesn't extend to the Golden State.

Trump is about to become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower 64 years ago to skip a visit to California during his first calendar year in office. And he doesn't appear to have any plans to take Air Force One to the country's most populous and economically powerful state before he marks his first full year in office Jan. 20.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 07:28 AM (ht+dt)

215 Happy New Yea....oh. zzzzZZZZzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at December 30, 2017 07:29 AM (r9UYA)

216 199 Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 12:20 PM (NWiLs) Just reporting it, Don't shoot the messenger Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 12:22 PM (y3aQB) Well, OK. But just this once. *drops mag* *ejects chambered round*

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:29 AM (NWiLs)

217 >>>Iranians Chant For End To Islamic Government, For Shah To Return It only took the Iranians this long to figure out "Hey, we traded in a king ... for a Supreme Leader. Maybe that wasn't too bright after all". "In 6 months, we'll be stealing Erno's nose" - Woody Allen, Sleeper

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 07:29 AM (/qEW2)

218 Wish I'd visited Mmtmartre on my trips to Paris. At least I got there before the invasion of mussulmani.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 07:30 AM (O98j8)

219 Springsteen sux. Here's a right groovy retro-60s style video sure to put a smile on the po-faced and tap the toes of the, um, non-toe-tappers. https://tinyurl.com/y9cv2arc ("Boston Spaceships" is one of the gazillion side projects of Guided by Voices main-man Robert Pollard, writer of earworm hooks extroardinaire.)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 30, 2017 07:30 AM (ul9CR)

220 217 >>>Iranians Chant For End To Islamic Government, For Shah To Return It only took the Iranians this long to figure out "Hey, we traded in a king ... for a Supreme Leader. Maybe that wasn't too bright after all". "In 6 months, we'll be stealing Erno's nose" - Woody Allen, Sleeper Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 12:29 PM (/qEW2) Lets send in Jimmy Carter. He'll know what to do!

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:30 AM (NWiLs)

221 I'm sure that would be a good time! Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 12:27 PM (NWiLs) Yeah. Standing on the front porch in the cold, wondering why it sounds like someone is home but no one is answering the door.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 30, 2017 07:30 AM (/A+Cl)

222 Why go to a socialist state that permits federal criminals go free?

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 07:31 AM (aC6Sd)

223 Yeah. Standing on the front porch in the cold, wondering why it sounds like someone is home but no one is answering the door. Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 30, 2017 12:30 PM (/A+Cl) Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:32 AM (NWiLs)

224 Insomniac, if there is another GNAMM I hope you can make it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 07:32 AM (qJtVm)

225 224 Insomniac, if there is another GNAMM I hope you can make it. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 12:32 PM (qJtVm) I'd like to. I'm still trying to get back on my feet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:33 AM (NWiLs)

226 Wish I'd visited Mmtmartre on my trips to Paris. At least I got there before the invasion of mussulmani. Posted by: kallisto The Muslims have been there for years. The numbers are growing. Northern African French colonies were part of Metropolitan France. They are all over the place in terms of behavior and temperment. A lot of them are very nice, a lot of them are really A-H*les. There is a very nice young woman that works for our company that came out of the banelieus in France (Muslims residential suburbs of Paris). She is smart and very nice and very pretty.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 30, 2017 07:33 AM (S6Pax)

227 Philly accents are, um...unique. Sometimes I cringe when I hear my recorded voice.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 07:33 AM (O98j8)

228 Why would he want to go there: President Trump's love for all things gold apparently doesn't extend to the Golden State. ======== Liberals are fond of their euphemisms. They are the Iron Pyrite State. Trump should send them some sackcloth so they can repent. Luckily, he won't need to supply on ashes - that's one thing they have a surplus of.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 07:34 AM (/qEW2)

229 President Trump's love for all things gold apparently doesn't extend to the Golden State. A) Fuck those guys in particular. B) They shit their own nest. They have nobody to blame but themselves.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:36 AM (NWiLs)

230 I've lost all desire to visit UK or Western Europe. Watching them sacrifice themselves on the twin alters of inclusiveness and political correctness is disgusting. Iceland and Czech Republic are as close as I want to get. Both have fantastic scenery, from what I've been told.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 07:36 AM (ty7RM)

231 230 I've lost all desire to visit UK or Western Europe. Watching them sacrifice themselves on the twin alters of inclusiveness and political correctness is disgusting. Iceland and Czech Republic are as close as I want to get. Both have fantastic scenery, from what I've been told. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 12:36 PM (ty7RM) I've heard good things about Prague from folks who've been there.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:38 AM (NWiLs)

232 Iceland and Czech Republic are as close as I want to get. Both have fantastic scenery, from what I've been told.

Iceland is like another world.  Go and enjoy. 

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 07:39 AM (LAe3v)

233 229 President Trump's love for all things gold apparently doesn't extend to the Golden State. A) Fuck those guys in particular. B) They shit their own nest. They have nobody to blame but themselves. Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 12:36 PM (NWiLs) ----------------------------------------- As a californian, I should be offended by that statement, but, yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 07:39 AM (WEBkv)

234 That performer (singer) in the last video is adorable! I've got a new crush!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at December 30, 2017 07:39 AM (2sCft)

235 As a californian, I should be offended by that statement, but, yeah, pretty much. Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 12:39 PM (WEBkv) Heh. Not you personally but obviously you know what I mean.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:40 AM (NWiLs)

236 Big difference between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, as you probably know...Always has been....

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 07:40 AM (ht+dt)

237 Is it the approach of dementia or wasn't Ben Stein kind of conservative once?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 30, 2017 11:27 AM (2FqvZ)


Ain't no fool like a smart fool.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2017 07:40 AM (d6iST)

238 Whoa, looks like Lindsay Graham is saying what we have all been thinking about the dossier being the basis for the FISA warrant. Starting around 4:10 https://tinyurl.com/y85q96c5

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 07:41 AM (xwvEL)

239 If Trump does go to CA, he should go to the Central valley only. And flush AF1 over the Capitol Building. Rain some blue ice down on that pack of a-holes.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 07:41 AM (ty7RM)

240 Amazon driver met me with package halfway up driveway. White panel truck - I don't think it had snow tires. Of all the non-snow worthy vehicles, it's probably number one - even with snow tires. Asked him if he got caught up in the School Kill Expressway nonsense. He said he's been risking life and limb all day. But I got my package!

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 07:41 AM (2FqvZ)

241 226. yeah maybe I should have been more specific: I was there before no-go zones and car-b-ques were a thing. One of my pals was an Algerienne who lived in Paris. Her penple would no more think of shooting up the Bataclan than they would attend Midnight Mass at Notre Dame.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 07:41 AM (O98j8)

242 The central valley area is a very Blue part of CA. I would move there but it's too stinkin' hot.

Posted by: navybrat at December 30, 2017 07:42 AM (w7KSn)

243 231. Prague is over-priced city full of scheming gypsies and grasping shopkeepers, all determined to empty your pockets. Bulgaria - that's where it's at.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 07:42 AM (fA1SL)

244 242 The central valley area is a very Blue part of CA. I would move there but it's too stinkin' hot. Posted by: navybrat at December 30, 2017 12:42 PM (w7KSn) ------------------------ Not yet, but it's working on it.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 07:43 AM (WEBkv)

245 Bulgaria - that's where it's at. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 12:42 PM (fA1SL) A destination a little up the road from the habitations and the towns we know?

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:43 AM (NWiLs)

246 Welp, time to go out and move the snow around. The sooner I get that done, the sooner the drinking can commence.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 07:43 AM (sdi6R)

247

 

Trump is about to become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower 64 years ago to skip a visit to California during his first calendar year in office. And he doesn't appear to have any plans to take Air Force One to the country's most populous and economically powerful state before he marks his first full year in office Jan. 20.

Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 12:28 PM (ht+dt)

 

 

Thus depriving     #Fakenews    of   their    righteous    duty      to   fill   the   days   news   cycle   with     images   of     angry   California  liberals protesting  his  presence in their bastion of progressivism.

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

248 240 Amazon driver met me with package halfway up driveway. White panel truck - I don't think it had snow tires. ---- Tell us more

Posted by: This is CNN at December 30, 2017 07:44 AM (ANIFC)

249 245. * fills pillowcase with doorknobs, swings same at Insomniac *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 07:44 AM (fA1SL)

250 249 245. * fills pillowcase with doorknobs, swings same at Insomniac * Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 12:44 PM (fA1SL) Take it easy. You'll need it later to get that earworm out of your head.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:45 AM (NWiLs)

251 114 Holy hell the LA times published this today?! https://tinyurl.com/y8sy3xr4 Are some people waking up? Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:49 AM (RiTnx) Its not April Fools day is it....I can't believe the LA Times printed that. The end of the world would come before the Chicago Tribune or NYT, etc ever printed it. Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 11:52 AM (ht+dt) Temper your amazement with the fact that: a. It's a guest Op-Ed b. It was written by a co-founder of The Federalist. Is it in the print edition? Anyways, it's a "fair and balanced" sort of fig leaf.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 30, 2017 07:45 AM (di1hb)

252 >>Bulgaria - that's where it's at. Bottles and cans, just clap your hands.

Posted by: garrett at December 30, 2017 07:46 AM (dmj8Z)

253 Gardening thread up.

Posted by: HH at December 30, 2017 07:46 AM (mIJBI)

254 California is the New Confederacy. I'd bet Lincoln never visited Atlanta either.

Posted by: navybrat wishes the horde a fantastic 2018! at December 30, 2017 07:47 AM (w7KSn)

255 That Shah return part may be something of a challenge.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)


There is a young descendant of the late Shah, who has expressed interest, I think. Put a new Shah on the Peacock Throne, as an American client? Better than what they have now, by a long shot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2017 07:47 AM (d6iST)

256 Come on along with me

We'll go to gay Paree

And drink the wine like waterrr . . .



*all my acquired knowledge of the can-can and French niteclub culture I received from Looney Toons*

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 30, 2017 07:47 AM (QLvwG)

257 Ice Gardens?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 07:47 AM (H0qMa)

258 247 Trump is about to become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower 64 years ago to skip a visit to California during his first calendar year in office. And he doesn't appear to have any plans to take Air Force One to the country's most populous and economically powerful state before he marks his first full year in office Jan. 20. Posted by: Colin at December 30, 2017 12:28 PM (ht+dt) Thus depriving #Fakenews of their righteous duty to fill the days news cycle with images of angry California liberals protesting his presence in their bastion of progressivism. Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 12:44 PM (lKyWE) He should plan a trip for a 9 AM speech somewhere. Then cancel, after LA traffic gets snarled worse than usual.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 30, 2017 07:47 AM (di1hb)

259 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 07:48 AM (ty7RM)

260 259 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin

It's cute that you think they care about the Constitution.

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 07:49 AM (LAe3v)

261 The Gardening Thread is up, but you can still hang around here. 

Offenbach was not the only guy who wrote musical satires.  In the Gardening Thread is Saint-Saens' parody of The Infernal Gallop. I used to play it on the piano. 

Saint-Saens did not allow publication of some of the Carnival of the Animals until he died, in order to prevent offense to other composers.  He did release The Swan. 

Posted by: KT at December 30, 2017 07:49 AM (BVQ+1)

262 French sheet music paper is awful. 

Posted by: KT at December 30, 2017 07:50 AM (BVQ+1)

263 There is a young descendant of the late Shah, who has expressed interest, I think. Put a new Shah on the Peacock Throne, as an American client? Better than what they have now, by a long shot. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2017 12:47 PM (d6iST) Yeah, a Trump supporting Son of Shah. Somebody to turn that country around and make it great again. Let the mullahs escape to France. Next Jimmy Carter can lather, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 07:50 AM (2FqvZ)

264 Tina Fey has probably voiced a Philly accent in one of her bullshit skits. Or maybe Delco since she's from Upper Darby.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 07:51 AM (O98j8)

265 The public may be clamoring for faster response to reports of mayhem in schools, movie theaters etc, but only a few idiots really want the police to bust down doors and come in with guns blazing to break up a family fight, even a deadly one. SWAT deployment into a home w/o a burglar alarm or other indication of a break-in should require on-site fact gathering before they go into action mode. Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at December 30, 2017 12:09 PM (84F5k) That's just it. The fake call was actually one of the few situations you should activate SWAT for (if real, of course). But too many departments tend to use SWAT for all sorts of shit from minor drug busts to person of interest track downs. It's interesting if you watch First 48 (IMO it's must watch reality TV). Typically, at some point a strong suspect in the murder is identified. Sometime that person hears about it and turns himself in. Others the PD has to track down that person. I've seen everything from 2 detectives with vests and pistols knocking on doors (as it was done for a hundred years) to a group of detectives and cops to the SWAT team. A few years back on one of the episodes the SWAT team had a discharge while breaching the house and killed a young girl asleep on the living room house. I'm all for the cop going home at the end of a shift but the overuse of SWAT IMO tends to increase the chance that an innocent or unarmed offender gets wasted instead. Too little training, too much adrenaline and tactics more like military combat CQB with fingers on triggers ready to kill.

Posted by: Keith at December 30, 2017 07:51 AM (USf3s)

266 244 242 The central valley area is a very Blue part of CA. I would move there but it's too stinkin' hot. Posted by: navybrat at December 30, 2017 12:42 PM (w7KSn) ------------------------ Not yet, but it's working on it. Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 12:43 PM (WEBkv) If you move here, you better speak Spanish....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 30, 2017 07:51 AM (NgKpN)

267 "It's cute that you think they care about the Constitution." Like I said, we are the New Confederacy.

Posted by: navybrat wishes the horde a fantastic 2018! at December 30, 2017 07:51 AM (w7KSn)

268 MIGA?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 07:51 AM (H0qMa)

269 MEGA? Make Europe Great Again

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 07:52 AM (H0qMa)

270 Spanish, si.

Posted by: navybrat wishes the horde a fantastic 2018! at December 30, 2017 07:52 AM (w7KSn)

271 Just saw in an article over at Powerline that CNN has finally gotten around to talking what's going on in Iran right now. I'm happy to report that CNN is now providing full coverage of the pro-government rallies and demonstrations. /rolleyes

Posted by: junior at December 30, 2017 07:53 AM (EVENj)

272 MIGA? Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 12:51 PM (H0qMa) Works for me. Stop playing with nukes, consorting with the Norks, exporting soldiers, work on infrastructure, increase exports. Probably other good ideas.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 07:54 AM (2FqvZ)

273 Should be... ...tends to increase the chance that an innocent or AN unarmed offender gets wasted...

Posted by: Keith at December 30, 2017 07:54 AM (USf3s)

274 Let's send in the SWAT team, just to be sure.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2017 07:54 AM (A1FgP)

275 260 259 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin It's cute that you think they care about the Constitution. Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 12:49 PM (LAe3v) There are 225 non FFL places that sell ammo here... they were supposed to get special licenses before Jan 1.... it ain't happening as the 'regulations' have not been approved. They are telling shop owners to close their doors until they get their licenses... Local Sheriffs are PISSED... Oh... and the State told the press that all the licenses WERE approved... and when called out on it, said... oh... we made a mistake...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 30, 2017 07:54 AM (NgKpN)

276 I'm surprised Jerry Brown hasn't tried to issue a travel ban to prevent Trump from entering California. Or maybe give a speech saying "Visit? We don't need no steenkin' visit! Hate has no home here!".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 07:55 AM (/qEW2)

277 SWAT deployment into a home w/o a burglar alarm or other indication of a break-in should require on-site fact gathering before they go into action mode.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at December 30, 2017 12:09 PM (84F5k)


The very fact that somebody came to the door when they knocked or demanded entry should have clued in the cops that maybe it was not an active-shooter scenario.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2017 07:55 AM (d6iST)

278 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin It's cute that you think they care about the Constitution. Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 12:49 PM (LAe3v) The 2a is the ultimate doomsday weapon, and a canary in the coal mine. When its attacked it usually signals that its past time to be activated.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 30, 2017 07:56 AM (aMlLZ)

279 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 12:48 PM (ty7RM)

==================================

 

Does the California Constitution have and protection of the right to bear arms?

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 07:56 AM (Po6Jc)

280 Just saw in an article over at Powerline that CNN has finally gotten around to talking what's going on in Iran right now. I'm happy to report that CNN is now providing full coverage of the pro-government rallies and demonstrations. ]/i] Do they have any Papier-mâché Trump heads?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2017 07:56 AM (IqV8l)

281 @259 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear. --------------------- Pft... The 2nd Amendment only talks about firearms! It doesn't say anything about ammunition! (given the reasoning behind the recent 4th Circuit decision that the USSC decided to ignore, the above argument would probably work just fine...)

Posted by: junior at December 30, 2017 07:56 AM (EVENj)

282

 

I'd bet Lincoln never visited Atlanta either.

Posted by: navybrat wishes the horde a fantastic 2018! at December 30, 2017 12:47 PM (w7KSn)

 

 

 

Sherman did

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 07:56 AM (lKyWE)

283 Toulouse -Lautrec depicted scenes from the Moulin Rouge. And it was the subject of a 1950s movie starring Leslie Caron, I think.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 07:57 AM (O98j8)

284 She is, but she figured out pretty quickly that the showbiz life was not for her. She works in data analytics software now. Clearly a very narrow person. Posted by: pep at December 30, 2017 12:10 PM (LAe3v) ************ Me, too. I have degrees in music performance but it takes a special kind of personality to thrive in that environment. So now I'm a librarian. Unfortunately I think you have to get pretty far into it before you realize that it's not for you.

Posted by: shinypie at December 30, 2017 07:57 AM (WSNP+)

285 >> So now I'm a librarian. A Librarian!? With, like glasses and stuff? I think this is one of those instances where we may need pictures.

Posted by: garrett at December 30, 2017 07:59 AM (dmj8Z)

286 We have unconfirmed reports of pets roaming the property. 

Let's call in SWAT just to be sure.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2017 08:01 AM (A1FgP)

287 For the Horde what's thinking to visit Eastern Europe/ Greater Slavistan, a few practical lessons in language and culture. U vas sigaretti? - do you have cigarettes? This is traditionally used as an opening and invitation to combat. Best bet is to throw a punch first

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 08:02 AM (fA1SL)

288

 

Toulouse -Lautrec depicted scenes from the Moulin Rouge. And it was the subject of a 1950s movie starring Leslie Caron, I think.

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 12:57 PM (O98j

 

 

He   sure  loved   him   some  French   hookers

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 30, 2017 08:02 AM (lKyWE)

289 @ Caligirl. I lived there for 5 years. They say all o sounds long. And ou sounds kinda like eou. And water sounds like wooden. Can't really write it but I can speak it if pressured to. LOL! It's actually even more annoying than an NYC or Chicago accent. And before anyone bitches, I grew up w an NYC accent but tamed it. Posted by: keena at December 30, 2017 11:55 AM (RiTnx) I lived there for a few years (actually in north Delaware, which is linguistically just a suburb of Philadelphia), and also came to hate that accent. So much so that, even though I do pretty good regional dialect impressions, I cannot do Philly except for single words...cannot form it into coherent sentences. Your description is right on. If you say "wooder" instead of "water", you are very close to saying it like you are from Philly. Also, they have a peculiar way of saying the letter "l", like they are swallowing/choking on it. Thus one of the tells for a real Philly accent is the way they say the word "Philadelphia". On a related side note, although I am originally from SoCal, when on business trips I would occasionally get asked if I was from upstate New York (i.e. around Schenectady). My mother was, and I must have picked it up from her (and her mother, who lived with us), but to this day I have no idea what defines that accent, except that it doesn't sound anything like NYC. Perhaps you, with your NYC background, have an idea how you could recognize someone from upstate?

Posted by: HTL at December 30, 2017 08:03 AM (HJhN4)

290 A Librarian!? With, like glasses and stuff? I think this is one of those instances where we may need pictures. ********* Exactly. Glasses, buns, Dewey Decimals, you name it.

Posted by: shinypie at December 30, 2017 08:04 AM (WSNP+)

291 230 - Glad I had a chance to see some of Europe in late 70's, England, Germany often and Sweden for a long weekend.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 08:06 AM (aC6Sd)

292 259 Speaking of CA, they are enforcing a law at making ammo inaccessible. Seriously, this shit must be unconstitutional. Why does it not get challenged? 2A: "...shall not be infringed." It can't be any more clear. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 30, 2017 12:48 PM (ty7RM) --------------------------------------- CA new gun laws have had a chilling effect on our gun club, too. In my conversations with a couple of club officers, the club seems to have decided to put rifle CQB matches on hold, because they don't want to have to deal with people who may show up with illegal, in CA, firearms. I believe the chilling effect started when we had local cops shooting with us, investigating one of our members, a nationally ranked shooter, who eventually went to jail for a few months on gun charges. The gun charge was BS and it's not like there wasn't something else the cops could have done with their time. Oddly enough, though, the cops thought it was perfectly safe to shoot with a bunch of people carrying guns. Imagine that. Anyway, after finding out our local cops would come after our club or a club member, I guess it was decided to put a hold on certain matches.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 08:07 AM (WEBkv)

293 >>Exactly. Glasses, buns, Dewey Decimals, you name it. I like Buns!

Posted by: Sir Mix-a-Lot at December 30, 2017 08:07 AM (dmj8Z)

294 286 We have unconfirmed reports of pets roaming the property. Let's call in SWAT just to be sure. Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2017 01:01 PM (A1FgP) That house has a water connection. Which means they have water. Which means they could have a hydroponic garden. Which means they could be growing weed. RAID IT!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 08:07 AM (NWiLs)

295 I love me some librarians.   Especially Irish ones named Marian.

Posted by: Prof Harold Hill at December 30, 2017 08:07 AM (QLvwG)

296 288. I believe they loved him right back!

Posted by: kallisto at December 30, 2017 08:08 AM (O98j8)

297 True story:  about 10 years ago, Sheriff's officers came by to 'serve a warrant'.  They surrounded the house and were holding some paper.  I told the kids to stay out of the way and called the local PD number.  The locals told me that they had nothing to do with Sheriff and call 911.  Got dog into crate (and youngest kid with the dog) and found out that it was a mistaken address.  I hope they enjoyed picking the sticker heads out of their gear for the team members who were on the north side of the house.  Must have been some kind of weird training exercise. 

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 08:08 AM (MIKMs)

298 Ellison Barber is cute in a could also be a muppet sort of way.

Posted by: garrett at December 30, 2017 08:10 AM (dmj8Z)

299 >>>Exactly. Glasses, buns, Dewey Decimals, you name it.<<<

Sensible shoes and garters.   Amirite?

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2017 08:11 AM (A1FgP)

300 276 I'm surprised Jerry Brown hasn't tried to issue a travel ban to prevent Trump from entering California. Or maybe give a speech saying "Visit? We don't need no steenkin' visit! Hate has no home here!". Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 12:55 PM (/qEW2) On the contrary, I bet California liberals would dearly love for Trump to visit, so they could get up on their hind legs and howl, thereby proving their virtue. The cruelest thing Trump can do is what he is doing: ignoring them. And sticking it to the state with the tax bill.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 08:11 AM (WmqYl)

301 Sensible shoes and garters. Amirite? ********* Do wacky Christmas socks count?

Posted by: shinypie at December 30, 2017 08:14 AM (WSNP+)

302 238 Whoa, looks like Lindsay Graham is saying what we have all been thinking about the dossier being the basis for the FISA warrant. Starting around 4:10 That's nice of him. I wouldn't trust that mincing ponce as far as I could throw him. FOAD Lindsey.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 30, 2017 08:14 AM (r9UYA)

303 Prague is over-priced city full of scheming gypsies and grasping shopkeepers, all determined to empty your pockets. Bulgaria - that's where it's at. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 12:42 PM (fA1SL) Prague is an interesting city to visit, if only to see what Vienna used to look like before the massive teardown and rebuild at the end of the 19th century turned it into a central European version of Disneyland's French Quarter (i.e. much cleaner and safer than the original). And Bulgaria is a great place to visit...if you want to see what Scott Adams' "Elbonia" looks like in real life.

Posted by: HTL at December 30, 2017 08:16 AM (HJhN4)

304 303. Ya gotta love Bulgaria, though. I mean - very much the Redneck Riviera of Slavistan.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 08:18 AM (fA1SL)

305 If Trump does go to CA, he should go to the Central valley only. And flush AF1 over the Capitol Building. Rain some blue ice down on that pack of a-holes. Put down at Travis, followed by half a dozen C-17s full of US Marshals. Head for Sacramento and put Brown and the state legislature under arrest for harboring.

Posted by: JEM at December 30, 2017 08:19 AM (0XvG0)

306 Blake, that's sickening, and surprising. We get somewhat frequent questions at a range where I am an RO about the "CA legal" stuff. Club policy is that we don't enforce laws - we enforce club rules. And no instances of any law enforcement doing the truly s***y dick-move of actually going after anyone for gear. That's one sick, off the rails PD you've got there. One suggestion: ban law enforcement from matches. This has been discussed at the place I shoot matches (different place than the other club). Smaller place. And former law enforcement are among those leading the discussion. As to new ammo law - still waiting for the lawsuits to drop. Impossible to believe the usual suspects won't have multiple lines of attack. Though I'm thinking the best one would be the one based on principle, and the 2A, not inter-state commerce: burdening a right. Sentient beings already marvel at the lawlessness of the US, the rot of the judiciary and the hollowing out of the constitution in so many respects. But piling burden upon indefensible harassing burden on firearm owners, none of them related to public safety - while such things as voting do not even require ID documents - is as good a monument to America's degradation as any.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:20 AM (iynDC)

307 MIGA? Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 12:51 PM (H0qMa) Works for me. Stop playing with nukes, consorting with the Norks, exporting soldiers, work on infrastructure, increase exports. Probably other good ideas. Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 30, 2017 12:54 PM (2FqvZ) ======== Interesting if an Iranian revolution were successful and they became an ally instead of one of the "Death to America" gang. It could be symbiotic. One area where we might get some help from them would be in the area of refugees. We could incentivize them to rehome our Syrian and Somali refugees, and perhaps some of Europe's as well. If their economy were booming and they had an Islamic culture awaiting for them, it would be a welcome development for all, except for Democrat politicians who would be losing votes and who would be losing an Identity Politics/white guilt bludgeon to force Americans to stop expressing or promoting their native religious beliefs and culture.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 08:20 AM (/qEW2)

308 California. When PDT campaigned there, an airport hotel near SFO. Big protest in NorCal, the usual scuzzies were waiting. Hotel front entrance blocked and out of control. PDT's motorcade had to drive on the interstate and go thru the hotel's back fence. The Donald probably swore off Cali that day.

Posted by: Exit 9-Shore Points at December 30, 2017 08:20 AM (XUoI+)

309 Huh? What? Is it midnight yet?

Posted by: Jeff SezZzions at December 30, 2017 08:22 AM (Tyii7)

310 >>>That Shah return part may be something of a challenge. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 11:45 AM (+y/Ru The Disney Imagineers are rested and ready.

Posted by: Max Power [/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 08:22 AM (q177U)

311 We're going to Disney World!

Posted by: The Folsom Street Pervs at December 30, 2017 08:24 AM (Tyii7)

312 Yep, hope Trump never sets foot in Kalifornistan. He should be heard - via Normandy-style aggressive ICE and BP enforcement, and binding appropriations conditionality based on immigration law cooperation - but not seen. It's perfect. Bulgaria. Among the jobs I regret turning down in the past was a sweet one in Sofia. Though it must be admitted that much of that regret is based on what is seen as the missed, massive opportunities for, um, social recreation. Still hope to get there some day, maybe for the rose festival in June. Though I'll only be admiring the flowers that grow in the ground, no longer being solo.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:25 AM (iynDC)

313 If FBI/DOJ lied to FISA Judge on the history of the dossier in order to legally surveil Trump, etc., whose names would be on the request? Is that why Rosenstein kept refusing to provide the documents; it would incriminate friends and associates in DOJ?

Posted by: Ever at December 30, 2017 08:28 AM (wQ1Qo)

314 Sure, I'd visit California. Great place to find examples of what not to do. -What I'd like to hear him say.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 08:28 AM (gC2IV)

315 Iran regime change - with implied abandonment of Persian regional hegemonism, global terror promotion, and WMD/missile mischief - would be the biggest geopolitical win since elimination of the Iraqi Ba'ath regime and collapse of the USSR. Don't look to Iran to play in solving refugee or other problems, though. Multi-ethnic state with its own centrifugal issues, no history of mass immigration, not a place most any Arab would consider.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:28 AM (iynDC)

316 "I thought, either most Springsteen fans are like my Mom's Guy Lombardo fans or the oil bust hurt my city worse than I thought." Not so fun fact: Springsteen (born 1947) is the same age today (6 that Guy Lombardo (born 1902) was in 1970 and Lawrence Welk (born 1903) was in 1971, the year his show went from network to syndication. Meanwhile, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney (all born 1943) are the same age that Lombardo was in 1976, when he did his final NYE show (he died in 1977).

Posted by: Secret Square at December 30, 2017 08:28 AM (9WuX0)

317 An Arab refugee would probably rather go to Israel than to Iran.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 30, 2017 08:30 AM (T28di)

318 Well, that wasn't bad at all as snow removal goes. 2-3" of light fluffy powder that could be pushed by the shovel. *opens beer*

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 08:31 AM (sdi6R)

319 I can warble The Internationale if you'd like.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at December 30, 2017 08:32 AM (Tyii7)

320 Bruce Springsteen? Can't understand a word he sings.

Posted by: Bob Dylan at December 30, 2017 08:33 AM (gC2IV)

321 Ever - not sure, but I think among the names would, as a matter of course, be the AG, the asst. AG for nat. security, and the FBI Dir. or some asst. director (counter-intel maybe?). FISA warrant applications are not some minor thing that's staffed down at a low level. All these mega-scandals (4 and counting), with tantalizing hints that, at last, things will break wide open with IG reports and documentary evidence etc. - up against the corruption of the law enforcement establishment, the uselessness of the political branches, the indifference/ignorance/dumbing-down of the citizenry - it's almost like a physics question. What happens when the unstoppable force of multiple mega-scandals that are well documented and undeniable meets the immovable object of institutional integrity collapse, Beltway degradation, and popular disengagement?

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:34 AM (iynDC)

322 Wrapped up like a douche, another commie in the night.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at December 30, 2017 08:34 AM (Tyii7)

323 Yes, the asians are the worst fucking tourists, ever. The goddamn selfiesticks and the ignorance of the que for starters. Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 30, 2017 11:37 AM (FY/Oe) I rode a bus more than a few times in Korea. Even though everyone had tickets with a seat number, they still rushed the door to get on the bus. I realize there are 75 million people in a country the size of Indiana but never understood that one.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 30, 2017 08:35 AM (IuYIh)

324 Welp. PC just shat its britches. Currently flattening and reinstalling. Hooray for magic phones.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 30, 2017 08:35 AM (T28di)

325 307 But piling burden upon indefensible harassing burden on firearm owners, none of them related to public safety - while such things as voting do not even require ID documents - is as good a monument to America's degradation as any. Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 01:20 PM (iynDC) It's pretty breathtaking.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 08:36 AM (sdi6R)

326 U vas sigaretti? - do you have cigarettes? This is traditionally used as an opening and invitation to combat. Best bet is to throw a punch first. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 30, 2017 01:02 PM So you throw a punch, and then say "U vas sigaretti?"? I guess that's more formal than saying "U mthr wars army shoes?" or "U vas deferens?".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 30, 2017 08:37 AM (DMUuz)

327 My Ode to Tom Joad was inspired by Pol Pot.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at December 30, 2017 08:37 AM (Tyii7)

328 We get somewhat frequent questions at a range where I am an RO about the "CA legal" stuff. Club policy is that we don't enforce laws - we enforce club rules. And no instances of any law enforcement doing the truly s***y dick-move of actually going after anyone for gear. That's one sick, off the rails PD you've got there. Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 01:20 PM (iynDC) ----------------------------------------------- Trust me, we understand we're not cops and we have no control over what people bring to matches. However, the process is the punishment any more. DA's are looking to make a name for themselves and are interested in padding their resume so they can move on and up. So, DA's just don't care how much it costs to investigate and prosecute, because they know, in the end, they have deeper pockets then most people. My point being the Bill of Rights and the presumption of innocence are pretty much gone any more. Our club has every reason to believe they could very well become part of a "kitchen sink" investigation and we know we cannot afford to have the cops and DA on our backs. As of right now, we have every reason to believe the cops would gladly come after us if we had a bunch of people show up at a match with "illegal" guns. And, since CQB matches are advertised, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the cops would shoot the match, hoping to catch a few people with firearms they shouldn't have and then our club getting hit with "Aiding and Abetting." (we have good reason to believe this could happen)

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 08:39 AM (WEBkv)

329 A little New Years advice for you rubes. When you dump your wife for a backup singer, be prepared for some fallout.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at December 30, 2017 08:40 AM (Tyii7)

330 Off to make some banana bread. Recipe I use is close to the canonical Fannie farmer recipe. Similar to cbd's in the cookbook. Yay!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 30, 2017 08:40 AM (T28di)

331 Taxonomy question. How many mega-scandals? 1 - IRS 2 - Clinton crime wave @ State - Espionage Act, Federal Records Act, various anti-bribery/conflict of interest laws, and associated obstruction of justice 3 - Uranium-1 4 - FBI/DOJ "investigation" of Clinton crime wave and Uranium-1 5 - Hezbollah investigation quashed for Iran deal purposes 6 - FISA/surveillance/"dossier" re Trump campaign/transition team Seems 2, 3, and 4 overlap so much they merge into one giant rambling complicated scandal. And even 6 might be incorporated in that blob.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:40 AM (iynDC)

332 June 22 and Obama stills has an invite to Iranian diplomats to attend Independence Day celebrations of Hot Dogs and Fireworks. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=288872 June 24 and the invite is rescinded. Not because Obama's team realized how bad it looks, but because no Iranians invited RSVPed. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=288963 ======== The Iranians objected that the hotdogs contained pork products, and finally gave up entirely after Obama tried to correct the matter by ordering Hebrew National instead.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 08:41 AM (/qEW2)

333 Blake, why not 1) ban law enforcement from matches, and 2) require "CA compliant" firearms only? Easy to enforce yourselves - matches are nothing but rules and requirements piled on one another, for safety, as it is. CQB matches? Shoot houses? Movement and shooting from cover? We have some movement and use of cover, but it's all pretty tame - 180-degree rule, finger out of trigger guard during movement, etc.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:44 AM (iynDC)

334 Hey, they have Hawaiian judges in Russia, too! Russian court upholds ban on Navalny running against Putin...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 08:44 AM (+y/Ru)

335 Oh, and BTW ace's twatter is en fuego, as are many others, mostly about Iran. Worth checking.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 08:45 AM (iynDC)

336 Iranian protests started over the poor economy, among other issues.  What is truly amazing is the the Iranian GDP in 2015 was a little over $395 billion dollars, it's fourth straight year of decline (from a peak in 2011 of $592 billion), and in 2016 Obama gave the country back it's $150 billion.  And that's the admitted amount!  Of course, we all believe there were any number of side deals that meant billions more from the US to Iran, but that's beside the real point, which is that in cash the Iranians got an amount equal to nearly 40% of GDP.  Cash money.

How could the country still be in terrible straits?  Well, funding war all over the middle east (Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza) takes a lot of money.  

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 08:45 AM (Po6Jc)

337 June 22 and Obama stills has an invite to Iranian diplomats to attend Independence Day celebrations of Hot Dogs and Fireworks. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=288872 June 24 and the invite is rescinded. Not because Obama's team realized how bad it looks, but because no Iranians invited RSVPed. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=288963 ======== The Iranians objected that the hotdogs contained pork products - Mind like a marshmallow trap.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 08:48 AM (+y/Ru)

338 have an idea how you could recognize someone from upstate?
They're covered in snow! Duh!

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2017 08:49 AM (QCX64)

339 I'd love it if a reporter pushed Pelousi and Schemer to publically support the Iranian demonstrators! 

Or, are they so defensive over the terrible Obama deal that they can't support these brave people? 

Do the Democrats prefer an Islamic theocratic despot to a popular democracy?

#MakeThemSay!

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 08:50 AM (Po6Jc)

340 "Not so fun fact: Springsteen (born 1947) is the same age today (6 that Guy Lombardo (born 1902) was in 1970" Whoops, I was off by a couple of years; Springsteen has hit the big 7-0 which makes him the equivalent of 1972 Guy Lombardo.

Posted by: Secret Square at December 30, 2017 08:51 AM (9WuX0)

341 How could the country still be in terrible straits? Well, funding war all over the middle east (Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza) takes a lot of money. Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 01:45 PM (Po6Jc) Plus, who knows how much they're paying Phat Boi for missile and fissile research and cooperative programs. A dead - and I do mean dead - dead-end street for Iran. Anything Trump could do to embolden the resistance in that country I'd look upon favorably. Very favorably. They're not all crazy fundamentalist nut-cases.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 08:51 AM (2FqvZ)

342 Thanks, rhomboid. Trying to figure out why that sleazy Rosenstein kept providing cover for the FBI/DOJ crew involved in the FISA deception. Thinking he still holds loyalty to Lynch and others, perhaps?

Posted by: Ever at December 30, 2017 08:52 AM (wQ1Qo)

343 NYT is expanding from strictly domestic propaganda.

Now, it propagandizes on behalf of the Iranian terror government.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybgtlklh

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 08:54 AM (Po6Jc)

344 Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 01:07 PM (WEBkv) Probably a smart move. Here's a story of a local gun shop that the owners were arrested and no charges filed. I don't know these people so I can't vouch for them. Welcome to California. https://preview.tinyurl.com/yanvp536

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 30, 2017 08:55 AM (Ri/rl)

345 They're not all crazy fundamentalist nut-cases.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 30, 2017 01:51 PM (2FqvZ)

================


Absolutely right.  I know several Iranians living in the US and they are fantastic people.  How Iranian women, especially,  tolerate the restrictive rules they must abide by I can never understand.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 30, 2017 08:57 AM (Po6Jc)

346 Hey, they have Hawaiian judges in Russia, too! Russian court upholds ban on Navalny running against Putin... Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 01:44 PM (+y/Ru) ======== But their judges do the bidding of their President. Our judges do the bidding of an ideology that seeks to destroy us. If it's a choice between one or the other, I'd prefer the former. Of course it would be nice to have judges that would just follow their job description, but that doesn't seem like it's in the cards.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 08:59 AM (/qEW2)

347 I whole heartedly support the protesters in Iran! We must help them to overthrow the mullahs! Wait, what? Trump supports the protesters? It is beyond stupid to support the overthrow of the Iranian government! This rebellion must be opposed!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at December 30, 2017 09:01 AM (gC2IV)

348 Barbra Streisand@BarbraStreisand Collusion or no collusion, @realDonaldTrump should be impeached for sheer stupidity. 5:51 PM - Dec 29, 2017 - Careful what you wish for, Babs. If they start hanging stupid people, well . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 09:04 AM (+y/Ru)

349 It's a shame that Trump has not been able to visit CA. Not because his insane detractors deserve it but that he has at least three golf courses there he owns that their insanity would put in jeopardy if he should happen to visit them.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 09:05 AM (2DOZq)

350 Protesters Reportedly Being Shot In Streets In Iran, Ripping Down Khameni Posters From WZ You never know what to believe.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 09:07 AM (+y/Ru)

351 Ever, I have no reason to think Rosenstein is "sleazy" - just that his judgment is preposterously poor, and his critical reasoning skills are mediocre. Appointing a special counsel was ridiculous, and outside the governing statute (no underlying crime was in evidence or suspected). His memo recommending firing Comey was so-so, the conclusion was correct, but the argumentation as pathetic as it veered into all sorts of testimonial "support" from many discredited sources. And neither you nor I have any idea exactly what's going on inside DOJ. But we may soon know.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 09:09 AM (iynDC)

352 The Bigger Question is this: How Did obama's Rod Rosenstein Already Gain Complete Control Over His Boss Director Wray?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 09:13 AM (H0qMa)

353 What's Stopping Wray From Blowing The Lid Off This Thing? Is Wray a Swamp Shit? My Magic Soothsayer 8-Ball Says: Appears To Be True

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 09:14 AM (H0qMa)

354 MissState is absolutely determined to lose this game. I don't know when I last saw a game with so many mental errors at key points in the play.

Posted by: Grump928(C) internet shut-in at December 30, 2017 09:17 AM (WbIyz)

355 Protesters Reportedly Being Shot In Streets In Iran, Ripping Down Khameni Posters The face of a fundamentalist Islamic country. Like matter and anti-matter I hope there's one more particle of matter in the equation.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 09:17 AM (2FqvZ)

356 Anything Trump could do to embolden the resistance in that country I'd look upon favorably. Very favorably. They're not all crazy fundamentalist nut-cases. Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 30, 2017 01:51 PM (2FqvZ) ======== Yeah. A large percentage of their population is young and secular leaning. And I can understand the reluctance to rebel (not sure if I'd be brave enough to do it in their place, to be honest). I really don't have any great hopes that this will work, but who knows?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 09:18 AM (/qEW2)

357 Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 01:44 PM (iynDC) CQB: Close Quarter Combat Shoot on the move, from cover, prone at steel targets out to 400 yards, etc. Lots of fun. Nice change from Steel Challenge and IDPA.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 09:19 AM (WEBkv)

358 Barbra Streisand@BarbraStreisand Collusion or no collusion, @realDonaldTrump should be impeached for sheer stupidity. She's the one who wants to prevent people from walking the beach in front of her estate, right? Despite laws that say the public has every right to walk the beach in front of her estate. So, of course she'd be in favor, once again, of breaking the law. Because she's still butthurt from a year ago. What is she? Like 99 years old now?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 30, 2017 09:22 AM (2FqvZ)

359 Blake, thanks, I know what CQB is, was just wondering how"CQB"-ish it was. Steel targets @400 yds is not really CQB, of course. Typically CQB would be very short range, as the name implies. The action handgun matches I do involve movement, cover, paper and steel, depending on the month. There are action rifle matches with movement/cover, steel out to 200 yds. I used to use my Mosin-Nagant, but the only other bolt-action guy switched to an SKS, so I switched to M1. Both the Mosin and Garand have a tendency to cause trouble - cut the chains the steels hang on - but the contrast with most shooters, who use ARs, is fun. Can be difficult to determine if the AR shots are hits at all, whereas the Mosin/Garand hits - if they don't take down the target entirely - cause a dust cloud and a swinging steel.

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 09:25 AM (iynDC)

360 Nood Youth

Posted by: Grump928(C) internet shut-in at December 30, 2017 09:25 AM (WbIyz)

361 334 Blake, why not 1) ban law enforcement from matches, and 2) require "CA compliant" firearms only? Easy to enforce yourselves - matches are nothing but rules and requirements piled on one another, for safety, as it is. Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 01:44 PM (iynDC) -------------------------- We can ban CA law enforcement all we want but, in the end, they'll still send someone. As for CA compliant, that's been discussed but, we don't want to be in the position of setting ourselves up to act as cops because if someone cheats, and they will, we're still screwed. CA is a difficult place to be a gun owner, to be honest. CA is using lawfare against gun owners and the DA's and cops are more than happy to play along. My wife and I are gone first chance we get. We've both had enough.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 09:26 AM (WEBkv)

362 Trumpenfuhrer's twatter now posting excerpts from his UN speech where he blasts the mullahs' regime. Only added comment on current top item: "oppressive regimes cannot endure forever". Nice. (but what does Jonah Goldberg think?)

Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 09:29 AM (iynDC)

363 Barbra Streisand@BarbraStreisand Collusion or no collusion, @realDonaldTrump should be impeached for sheer stupidity. Quoth the high school graduate about someone with a postgraduate degree from Wharton, and a fantastically successful career in a high-stakes cutthroat business. What a dope.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 09:31 AM (WmqYl)

364 Both the Mosin and Garand have a tendency to cause trouble - cut the chains the steels hang on - but the contrast with most shooters, who use ARs, is fun. Can be difficult to determine if the AR shots are hits at all, whereas the Mosin/Garand hits - if they don't take down the target entirely - cause a dust cloud and a swinging steel. Posted by: Farshimmelt Alte-Kocker, AKA rhomboid at December 30, 2017 02:25 PM (iynDC) ------------------------------- Sorry about that, misunderstood what you were asking. I shot my Gunsite Scout one match. Certainly punished the ears of the guy running the timer. We usually have 1 long range setup. Like you, I shoot the M1 and it's a hoot to flatten a steel popper at 30 yards. Yes, it's quite evident when the 06 round hits a target. We do a fair amount of walking fire, down "hallways" over barriers, etc. Lots of targets 25 yards and under.

Posted by: Blake at December 30, 2017 09:33 AM (WEBkv)

365 I'm reading an interesting article from Military History on a 19th Russian (actually Chechen) adventurer's attempt to establish a Cossack colony at a port in what is now Djibouti (currently the site of our Camp Lemonnier and the new Chinese port). It was fueled by Slavophile expansion and a feeling of common cultural ground with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Spoiler: It was a resounding failure. Cossacks, being Cossacks, soon resorted to rapine and slaughter, they pissed off the local tribes and the Europeans, and their colony was shelled by the French. Ashinov was exiled to the Volga River region. Still...perhaps Uncle Palp should give it another go?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2017 09:47 AM (qJtVm)

366 352 Rhomboid, after watching Rosenstein's testimony to the House IC and his body language while being interrogated by Jim Jordan (eye avoidance, drinking water, shuffling papers: complete lack of respect), as oppposed to his behavior and,imo, obsequious demeanor to various Democrats on the Committee, I have no problem deeming him "sleazy". Understand others are still hoping for the best. My perspective reads him nothing but negative.

Posted by: Ever at December 30, 2017 09:56 AM (wQ1Qo)

367 http://bit.ly/2C1IanW Report: ESPN's John Skipper Resigned Due to Sexual Harassment Issues, Not Substance Abuse - Breitbart

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 30, 2017 10:54 AM (y3aQB)

368 Ruffles and onion dip. Smoked sharp cheese and Ritz's. Longmire or Blue Bloods. Off to bed around 10pm.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at December 30, 2017 11:05 AM (nX644)

369 More than St Denis are getting un peau head @ MOOLEAN Rouge et Blanc.U appears to be a lil puffy aroun les sacre blue balls.......

Posted by: saf at December 30, 2017 11:19 AM (cS/ge)

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