August 31, 2017

Thursday Night's ONT Has No Witty Title
— Open Blogger

“And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."

And it turns out that the abyss is a kitten!

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There's an AP for That


In case you missed it, Austin Petersen is running for Senate to replace the execrable
Claire McCaskill. He's got to make it through the Republican primary first, but his campaign is gaining momentum. Petersen is a former Libertarian candidate for President. I consulted with him when he was considering running, he asked me if he should run as a Libertarian or a Republican. I told him that it had to be as a Republican, that 9 out of 10 people, if they reacted at all upon hearing “Austin Petersen, Libertarian candidate”, would say “Libertarian....was he the one in the diaper?”. Guess he agreed with me, because he's running as a Republican, and IMO he'd be a good one. There aren't many people who want to get into government because they want to stop the government from doing something, but he's one of them.

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Harvey Update


As always when something goes wrong, lots of leftists have been chattering about how more government or better government or different government or some damn government thing couldof/shouldof/wouldof made a difference. The fact that Houston is the least zoned city in America has them all a'flutter, but here is a really quite excellent Twitter thread that does a great job of explaining Houston's flood control system. It's well worth a read.


Of course, through it all, Texas is still Texas.



Some things are unspeakable, however. Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom. I read another report that said that the mother was a very Christian woman, and that when they found the little girl she said “Mommy is praying for me now”. We all are sweetheart, we all are.


The Waffle House Index . It's really a thing used to gauge the impact of disasters on the south. Very interesting article.

I'm not going to take the time to write out my defense of what a lot of people call price gouging as beneficial to areas suffering from a scarcity of some commodity (like generators after storms), but this is a good read: The Private Sector is Coming to Texas's Rescue

That's a Pretty Shirt


Then again, how many folks do you know covered with Chinese character tattoos? Most of them have no idea what they say either.

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No Mercy


MMA fighter surprises a car thief

Musical Interlude

Just goes to show that a great song rocks no matter how it's being played. I've seen many clips of this song by AC/DC over A-10 footage. I want to see this one as the soundtrack to a clip of Simo Häyhä in action.

Hockey vs Soccer


I mentioned this a while ago. It extends to the coaches too.


Boys of Summer


Lots to unpack here, but only the Brewers have more wins than millions spent in payroll this season. Lots of graphs and stats (in baseball? Who wouldda thought?) at the link.


Fake News


First of all, today there were allegations that CNN may have faked an on-air rescue in Houston:


But whether they did or not, the biggest problem that the MSM has is that, bless their heart, They're just not very smart, and they can't help demonstrating that over and over again.

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Gyrobus!

This is a cool concept. Now, there's no way those street level tracks wouldn't be obscured by cars all the time, but it might be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

This World Didn't Just Appear


One of the biggest frustrations I have as an historian is the utter and abject ignorance so many people have about HOW this world we live in got that way. Everybody just assumes that because we have technology, we're just so much smarter than anyone else in history. We're not. We're just the same smart. What we do have is the benefit of millennia of human social progress. This high trust society that we live in, one that cherishes the individual and enshrines freedom, that didn't just happen, and it is certainly not the human norm, even today. Try and tell that to kids today and they look at you like you just asked them to breathe water.


Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture


That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.

These basic cultural precepts reigned from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. They could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement. Adherence was a major contributor to the productivity, educational gains, and social coherence of that period.
Did everyone abide by those precepts? Of course not. There are always rebels — and hypocrites, those who publicly endorse the norms but transgress them. But as the saying goes, hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Even the deviants rarely disavowed or openly disparaged the prevailing expectations.
Was everything perfect during the period of bourgeois cultural hegemony? Of course not. There was racial discrimination, limited sex roles, and pockets of anti-Semitism. However, steady improvements for women and minorities were underway even when bourgeois norms reigned. Banishing discrimination and expanding opportunity does not require the demise of bourgeois culture. Quite the opposite: The loss of bourgeois habits seriously impeded the progress of disadvantaged groups. That trend also accelerated the destructive consequences of the growing welfare state, which, by taking over financial support of families, reduced the need for two parents. A strong pro-marriage norm might have blunted this effect. Instead, the number of single parents grew astronomically, producing children more prone to academic failure, addiction, idleness, crime, and poverty.

I know that's a big pull quote, but honestly, I had a hard time not quoting the whole thing. Go read it now, it's one of the most spot on op-eds I've ever read.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by Texas:

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The Yahoo Group has a shotgun and a flag too, but no shirt.

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1 ONE

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:01 PM (/qEW2)

2 Bonsoir mes amis!

Posted by: Michael the Texan [/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 05:01 PM (nvMvs)

3 Top ten on ont?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 31, 2017 05:02 PM (tbOMB)

4 If you need a little hope (and astounding poetic talent, how about Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Carrion Comfort"? https://youtu.be/m8qmm4uLO9I

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 31, 2017 05:03 PM (D0wNy)

5 Top 10? Happy Friday Eve!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 31, 2017 05:03 PM (0ReGO)

6 I love Texas. And Clark Gable.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:04 PM (hZ+us)

7 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:05 PM (tr2D7)

8 I actually managed to find a Nintendo Switch today. Bought Mario+Rabbids.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 05:05 PM (cAnNx)

9 And I hate CNN. What a bunch of freakin turds.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (hZ+us)

10 Aww, that's almost what Kira looked like when I first saw her. Except even smaller. And her eyes weren't open. I held her in my hand when she was about an hour old.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (sdi6R)

11 NO WITTY TITLE!? WTF!? So, WD, just want to say thanks for the ONT. And for, hopefully, having a sense of humor.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (OG7NC)

12 Roo!

Posted by: Piglet at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (U0v/A)

13 It's my thought that Cornyn, if he runs again, will be defeated by the Democrat. This is because he took phatstaxx o' cash from the soi-disant "Chemistry" community in Texas - meaning the chemical industry - including that plant in Crosby that is currently on fire and, on occasion, blowing up. Newsweek: http://tinyurl.com/yd5hxbzf

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (6FqZa)

14 Off, stuttering sock.

Posted by: fluffy at August 31, 2017 05:06 PM (U0v/A)

15 12 Roo! Posted by: Piglet at August 31, 2017 10:06 PM (U0v/A) When in doubt Rub one out

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 05:07 PM (cAnNx)

16 Normally I'd be like, rally against the environmentalists, but it's Cornyn we're talking about so fuck that guy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:07 PM (6FqZa)

17 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 31, 2017 05:08 PM (KCxzN)

18 I first saw GWTW in 1970 in a theater. If you had told me then that it would someday be banned I would have laughed in your face. smfh.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 31, 2017 05:08 PM (CNHr1)

19 Cornyn burnt his bridges with the middle-class Right and there's no reason to support him against the Left anymore. Primary this bastard. He's going to lose anyway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:08 PM (6FqZa)

20 Good evening, all.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 05:09 PM (TdMsT)

21 You just had to remind me about the Capitals/Leafs series.

Posted by: f*ck Kuznetsov at August 31, 2017 05:09 PM (nR6qV)

22 I loved Joel Osteen in Galaxy Quest

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 31, 2017 05:09 PM (auHtY)

23 Don't mess with Texas--that means you, CNN. And don't mess with Clark Gable.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:10 PM (hZ+us)

24 >>>First of all, today there were allegations that CNN may have faked an on-air rescue in Houston: That sucks. Why couldn't it have been NBC? No Brian Williams joke.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:10 PM (/qEW2)

25 Then again, how many folks do you know covered with Chinese character tattoos? Most of them have no idea what they say either. I remember a Daily Mail (I think) article about a Brit who got a Chinese character tattoo. He showed it to some Chinese girls, and they giggled. Turned out it said "At the end of the day, this is an ugly boy." He was, too.

Posted by: Splunge at August 31, 2017 05:10 PM (iMxBJ)

26 I think there is a different in mental... 'skill sets' based on technology. I think we would be extraordinarily surprised at the mental development in the memory recall dept of the standard medieval peasant. I know we could look at the language development of the standard 19th century common man and see a vast disparity in vocabulary between him and some teen on their cell phone. You are right though, I think what we are seeing in environmental factors rather than anything structural.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (K2SnJ)

27 Damn the page is taking forever to load. Did ace forget to feed the hamsters?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (CNHr1)

28 The Yahoo group is getting shirts, though! In #twoweeks

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (jHrzU)

29 We're not. We're just the same smart. *** No No No. Take a farmer from America in 1817 and send him to the present and he takes his time getting used to stuff...but he does ok. Likely he'll get on the organic/artisan bandwagon... Take a modern America cube farmer and send him to 1817 and...he dies.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (aZq03)

30 Chinese girl is an incompetent practitioner of taqiya. Only wear the shirt once we're prisoners in the labor camps.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (/qEW2)

31 Evening LadyL!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:11 PM (tr2D7)

32 Is that a wind-furled Texas flag hanging from the porch? Yes, it is.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:13 PM (3myMJ)

33 A couple of weeks ago a black "momma cat" and three kittens showed up at our place. They're still here. She's obviously a "throw-away" because she's totally cool with being redneck-handled. Mrs. Redneck is pushing for adoption. It's growing on me. As is that photo.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 31, 2017 05:13 PM (MCEs2)

34 I think I would vote for John Wayne Gacy if he were running against McCaskill. The first time I ever did anything in politics was in '06 when I campaigned for Talent, who McCaskill beat; and ever since then she has held her office by a mixture of backstabbing, faux-folksiness, and dumb luck. Irrational as it might be, I consider her a blot on my record and good name, and if this Austin Petersen burned down an orphanage on Christmas Eve, I would vote for him just to spite her. *rant off*

Posted by: T at August 31, 2017 05:13 PM (Vgw1E)

35 What's up boners?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 05:13 PM (XFue2)

36 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at August 31, 2017 05:14 PM (mknWS)

37 The worst thing about CNN, and there are 1000s of things on the list... is that they obviously think their viewers are really stupid. Maybe they're right- I certainly don't watch that piece of shit network- but catering to imbeciles while pretending to be the intellectual elite seems like a losing business model.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:14 PM (hZ+us)

38 I think I would vote for John Wayne Gacy if he were running against McCaskill ___ Gacy 2018 - How many people could I eat in six years really?

Posted by: Gacy 2018 at August 31, 2017 05:15 PM (aZq03)

39 >> What's up boners? Do not reduce us to our sex organs. My eyes are up here.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 05:15 PM (8O3HH)

40 Thanks for the ONT WD! From the previous thread..... Mere and JTB.....yes, we have all Brooks on DVD.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 05:15 PM (mMeIQ)

41 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. Howdy, and nice ONT!

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:15 PM (26wh7)

42 Hey, one of my favorite memories growing up was watching Joel Osteen in Home Improvement.

Posted by: T at August 31, 2017 05:15 PM (Vgw1E)

43 Is that a chocolate kitty? Because it looks like someone ate his ears.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:16 PM (26wh7)

44 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 10:15 PM (mMeIQ) Cool.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:16 PM (3myMJ)

45 I think we would be extraordinarily surprised at the mental development in the memory recall dept of the standard medieval peasant. *** The Iliad was memorized in its entirety by Greek story tellers. How many moderns could memorize say a Harry Potter book...no not the plot overview...but every line and intonation?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 31, 2017 05:17 PM (aZq03)

46 That black cat will explode in 3 seconds.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 05:17 PM (XFue2)

47 I remember a Daily Mail (I think) article about a Brit who got a Chinese character tattoo. He showed it to some Chinese girls, and they giggled. Turned out it said "At the end of the day, this is an ugly boy." He was, too. This is why if you are going to get tattooed in another script, you need to know that other script. I could do Hebrew and Arabic, but it's blasphemy to get a Hebrew tattoo and I have no cultural affinity to the Arabs. Kind of wonder about Berber tifinagh, but since I don't know any Berber languages, it would probably end up reading something like "turn over onto front for pleasure". And besides, Paul Ryan's probably already got that one

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:17 PM (6FqZa)

48 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. *** Technically CA was for a very short period of time.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 31, 2017 05:17 PM (aZq03)

49 Hey, one of my favorite memories growing up was watching Joel Osteen in Home Improvement. Posted by: T at August 31, 2017 10:15 PM He was...the last man standing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 05:18 PM (IqV8l)

50 I guess we'll need to ban those Three Stooges films that featured Dudley Dickerson.
http://tinyurl.com/ybgw4hzd

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at August 31, 2017 05:18 PM (ILitO)

51 >>>Thunderstruck by Steve'n'Seagulls "Steve'n'Seagulls". What kind of an idiot would think that a juvenile, retarded pun like that would be funny?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)

52 That black cat will explode in 3 seconds. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 10:17 PM Do not hold in hand

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 05:18 PM (IqV8l)

53 "turn over onto front for pleasure". And besides, Paul Ryan's probably already got that one ___ No, the one on my stomach says the opposite.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at August 31, 2017 05:18 PM (aZq03)

54 Is that a moose knuckle or are you just happy to see me?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 05:19 PM (XFue2)

55 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic.
Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 10:15 PM (26wh7)
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Ahem.

Posted by: The Bear Republic [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:19 PM (efxf0)

56 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. Vermont was independent republic, assuming you're not counting the Californian republic-for-a-month. There's also Deseret, but I'll concede that wasn't a republic. It was more like al-Madina By The Lake.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:19 PM (6FqZa)

57 Prayers from r Gingy, her Dad, and you,WD. And Thank You for a nice ONT!

Posted by: ibguy [/i][/b] at August 31, 2017 05:20 PM (vUcdz)

58 That (very helpful) Twitter explainer says that Turner was not obviously wrong to tell Houston to stay put. Main point there is: given that roads & freeways food BY DESIGN, "stuck on the road" is the absolute worst, most dangerous place to be He also mentions that in previous floods, *nobody* died staying put, while dozens of people (IIRC) died trying to relocate.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at August 31, 2017 05:20 PM (0JUQP)

59 Well, there you go. I never knew that about CA and VT.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:20 PM (26wh7)

60 Everything on tv is literally scripted.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 05:21 PM (XFue2)

61 One thing I do know for sure - There's always room for jello

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:21 PM (26wh7)

62 BTW, Cute Kitten and thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 05:21 PM (K2SnJ)

63 >>> Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. Hello.

Posted by: Vermont at August 31, 2017 05:21 PM (U0v/A)

64 That's a Pretty Shirt That. is. awesome.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2017 05:21 PM (sdi6R)

65 Great ONT. Thanks! I liked the Twitter explanation of Houston's storm water drainage system. I remember when it was in the planning stages, many years ago.

Posted by: Michael the Texan [/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 05:22 PM (nvMvs)

66 Two of my kids are linguists. One is fluent in Mandarin the other Japanese and neither of them would get a tattoo in those languages. It's too easy to have some obscure idiom permanently engraved on your body when you go with a language that isn't your native tongue.

Posted by: Lily (formerly fom HotAir now from AoSHQ) at August 31, 2017 05:22 PM (LKE3K)

67 Gacy 2018- There's a party in my attic and you're all invited.

Posted by: otho at August 31, 2017 05:22 PM (qGuLD)

68 67 Gacy 2018- There's a party in my attic and you're all invited. Posted by: otho at August 31, 2017 10:22 PM (qGuLD) You misspelled "crawlspace".

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2017 05:24 PM (sdi6R)

69 So Mr. WDS is enjoying his 34th annual golf trip in Tampa this weekend. Torrential rain Just kidding! Hope those morons have an awesome time. One of the guys lives north of Houston and drove to Dallas just so he could go.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 05:24 PM (mMeIQ)

70 I'm no MMA fighter but I once made a guy put out his cig on the 47 Van Ness bus.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 05:24 PM (EZebt)

71 Quick! What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind?

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:24 PM (3myMJ)

72 Apropos of just about nothing, I had an intriguing thought. At the end of the NFL season, instead of an AFC vs NFC game, how about the best Black Guys against the best White Guys game. The players pick the teams. Hispanics and others are free agents who can play for either team. Not gonna happen, but I would watch.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (EZWNE)

73 What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind? I'll never be poor again!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (6FqZa)

74 I think there's a fair argument to be made that if you put the average modern man against the average medieval peasant in an IQ test, the modern guy would *probably* win out. But in my opinion, that's mostly the result of environmental factors--i.e. he was probably far better fed than his medieval counterpart, or rather had a higher average calorie intake. Agriculturalists living at or near subsistence level, as many did in the Middle Ages, are at risk for one or more famines, which, if those happen during childhood, can have a significant negative effect on brain development. But that's an uncertain proposition at best. And Joe Modern would *definitely* lose out to a number of medievals who didn't have that problem--Thomas Aquinas, for one, or Charlemagne. And I think it's inarguable that everyone in the Middle Ages did more with the brainpower they had than most people do today.

Posted by: T at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (Vgw1E)

75 "Steve'n'Seagulls". What kind of an idiot would think that a juvenile, retarded pun like that would be funny? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 10:18 PM (/qEW2) Heh.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (OG7NC)

76 How can you not read about that child and not be brought to tears?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (LyU5V)

77 Quick! What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind? Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 10:24 PM (3myMJ) As God as my witness I'm never letting Rhett stick it in my pooper again?

Posted by: Robert at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (mknWS)

78 Hey everybody. I'm fresh outta the shower for tonight's ONT, so I look great *and* smell great. (Also today was ridonkulously hot in SoCal. I think over 95 with something like 9000% humidity.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:25 PM (eMKNe)

79 What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind? Posted by: Meremortal --- "I don't know noth'n 'bout birthing no babies" Butterfly McQueen

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:26 PM (tr2D7)

80 >>> It's too easy to have some obscure idiom permanently engraved on your body when you go with a language that isn't your native tongue. Best to go with a familiar phrase like 'No Ragrets'.

Posted by: fluffy at August 31, 2017 05:26 PM (U0v/A)

81 That black cat will explode in 3 seconds. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 10:17 PM Do not hold in hand Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 10:18 PM (IqV8l) I learned that lesson the hard way.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:26 PM (OG7NC)

82 Texans will make it, don't worry about that. It's what we have always done. Even, us 22nd year Texans. But hey, I've already been here longer than Travis and Bonham combined. And like them I'm onboard for whatever happens whenever.

Posted by: Eromero at August 31, 2017 05:26 PM (zLDYs)

83 You misspelled "crawlspace". Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2017 10:24 PM Nope. Attic first, crawlspace later. Crawlspace is the "after party"!

Posted by: otho at August 31, 2017 05:26 PM (qGuLD)

84 Apropos of just about nothing, I had an intriguing thought. At the end of the NFL season, instead of an AFC vs NFC game, how about the best Black Guys against the best White Guys game. The players pick the teams. Hispanics and others are free agents who can play for either team. Not gonna happen, but I would watch. Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2017 10:25 PM (EZWNE) Everyone would just bet on the black guys.

Posted by: Robert at August 31, 2017 05:27 PM (mknWS)

85 Check out Iron Horse's version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 31, 2017 05:27 PM (MCEs2)

86 "If you don't comment in tonight's ONT, we'll shoot this kitten!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:27 PM (eMKNe)

87 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 10:18 PM (/qEW2) *snort*

Posted by: the guy across the street at August 31, 2017 05:27 PM (sf2BM)

88 As God as my witness..., I will never be hungry again....or Tomorrow is another day.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:27 PM (hZ+us)

89 "I don't know noth'n 'bout birthing no babies" Butterfly McQueen Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:26 PM (tr2D7) WINNER!

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:28 PM (3myMJ)

90 By my understanding, Charlemagne didn't have that high of an IQ himself, but he had enough common-sense to recognise where others were smarter than he was and so encouraged them. I suspect that King Alfred was high-IQ though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:28 PM (6FqZa)

91 Evening, y'all. Can't stay, but it's been one hell of a week. It's one thing to see news on TV, but its different when you're face to face with disaster. We're good, but can't say the same for too many of our friends... As to the ONT, all I can say is that we stand on the shoulders of giants...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 31, 2017 05:28 PM (MINbv)

92 Thunderstruck! that musical interlude was so immediate. I felt as if I was standing in that shed with those hillbillies. and they bluegrass rocked.

Posted by: proust at August 31, 2017 05:28 PM (9OyZa)

93 Joel "The Tool Man" Osteen!

Posted by: tu3031 at August 31, 2017 05:28 PM (O5Q3r)

94 "I don't know noth'n 'bout birthing no babies" Butterfly McQueen Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:26 PM (tr2D7) WINNER! Posted by: Meremortal --- Please deposit the PBJ into the USB at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:29 PM (tr2D7)

95 22 I loved Joel Osteen in Galaxy Quest Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 31, 2017 10:09 PM (auHtY) Funny. I re-watched Galaxy Quest this afternoon and noticed how Tim Allen was made up, hair especially, to look like Joel Osteen. The resemblance is uncanny.

Posted by: Michael the Texan [/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 05:29 PM (nvMvs)

96 89: that's 3rd.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:29 PM (hZ+us)

97 What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind? Posted by: Meremortal I just ... saw it in the window and I couldn't resist it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:29 PM (/qEW2)

98 As to the ONT, all I can say is that we stand on the shoulders of giants... Speak for yourself! I stand above the world economic trends like a colossus!

Posted by: Krugtron the Invincible!! at August 31, 2017 05:29 PM (6FqZa)

99 65 Great ONT. Thanks! I liked the Twitter explanation of Houston's storm water drainage system. I remember when it was in the planning stages, many years ago. Posted by: Michael the Texan at August 31, 2017 10:22 PM (nvMvs) Millions of people adjacent to an ocean and 100 feet above sea level. Just what the fuck could go wrong?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (ZTRlp)

100 "Steve'n'Seagulls". What kind of an idiot would think that a juvenile, retarded pun like that would be funny? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 10:18 PM (/qEW2) === Muldoooooon! /jk. ISWYDT

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (EZebt)

101 we had a little black kitty volunteer into the house a few years back: borderline feral when he did, but now just part of the pride.

we named him "Mijo", since he was obviously a descendant of the LBK who was living in the yard when we moved in, who had, equally obviously, been abandoned and/or abused by a previous resident.

LBK finally moved back in in time for the feline equivalent of hospice care with us.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (efxf0)

102 And I think it's inarguable that everyone in the Middle Ages did more with the brainpower they had than most people do today. -- Pioneers, too. Seems like you could give Average Joe of 1850 an axe, and he'd build himself a perfectly viable house and barn.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (0JUQP)

103 I don't know nuttin' bout birthin' 'em, but I know a thing or two about makin' 'em.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (8O3HH)

104 Everyone would just bet on the black guys. Posted by: Robert at August 31, 2017 10:27 PM (mknWS) Yeah? What about the quarterbacks? I mean, ya gotta have a quarterback.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (EZWNE)

105 All the lines mentioned are so memorable, aren't they? That's a sign of a great movie. Destroyers. They know not what they do.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (3myMJ)

106 Do not reduce us to our sex organs. My eyes are up here. Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear ---------- Sadly, the hugely funny SNL skit 'Their Eyes Were On Their Breasts' is not to be found on the 'net. Here's a still, but in the actual skit, the eyes moved and blinked. Funny as hell. http://tinyurl.com/y9le3ems

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (w1zJX)

107 What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind?
"Think I can shoot that broad under the tree from 500 ft away?" Union sniper said that in the uncut version.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 05:30 PM (3AYSm)

108 And it turns out that the abyss is a kitten! #NineLivesMatter!

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2017 05:31 PM (pszv/)

109 Wondering how Insomniac's job related event went today.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 31, 2017 05:31 PM (bY+8h)

110 CNN should be off tv. I hope that fraudulent rescue video is spread far and wide. They are abhorrent.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:31 PM (hZ+us)

111 She's obviously a "throw-away" because she's totally cool with being redneck-handled.

Mrs. Redneck is pushing for adoption.

It's growing on me. As is that photo.
--

The neighbors had an indoor/ outdoor cat that was mostly outdoors, and lived with three dogs (pit bulls) and two little kids. I honestly thought about stealing him, that's how adorable. Plus, he came into my house every chance he could.

Fast forward a year. I ask the neighbors about the cat; one day he never came home. They thought they found him, but the person never got back to them on Facebook.

This was the most awesome cat ever (overly affectionate in fact) and I suspect he found a better situation, and re-homed himself.

Mama cat may not have liked where she was living, ran away, and picked your house.

I hope you keep all of them.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 05:31 PM (aT+Bx)

112 Wondering how Insomniac's job related event went today. Posted by: Sharkman Didn't even know Chippendales was hiring ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (eMKNe)

113 Pioneers, too. Seems like you could give Average Joe of 1850 an axe, and he'd build himself a perfectly viable house and barn. Posted by: Geronimo Stilton ----------- Not so much in Nebraska.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (w1zJX)

114 I loved Joel Osteen in Galaxy Quest Posted by: TheQuietMan This question has plagued mankind for decades. Who looks more like Joel Osteen? Tim Allen or Ed Grimley?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (/qEW2)

115 Nice to see coverage of a GOP primary candidate this early.  There needs to be more, starting with Lyin' Ryan's primary.

Posted by: Born Free at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (MXiQW)

116 With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. - Rhett Somebody after a 5th of Bourbon

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (MCEs2)

117 Millions of people adjacent to an ocean and 100 feet above sea level. Just what the fuck could go wrong? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 10:30 PM *Word* Port Arthur, Tx.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:32 PM (OG7NC)

118 56 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. Vermont was independent republic, assuming you're not counting the Californian republic-for-a-month. There's also Deseret, but I'll concede that wasn't a republic. It was more like al-Madina By The Lake. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 10:19 PM (6FqZa) Well, AK was Russian, for heaven's sake. I guess we aren't supposed to brag about that anymore, though. At the time, there were no commies, but expecting today's SJW's to know history is like asking Lil Kim to go easy on the west.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 31, 2017 05:33 PM (NXsWM)

119 105 All the lines mentioned are so memorable, aren't they? That's a sign of a great movie. Destroyers. They know not what they do. Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 10:30 PM (3myMJ) They know, all right.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 05:33 PM (TdMsT)

120 Texas: demonstrating what a group of people can do with limited government interference, a strong civil society, and a can-do, almost totally unflappable attitude in the face of adversity. I'd prefer that Harvey never visited, but damn am I proud of my state.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at August 31, 2017 05:33 PM (Uhdyg)

121 Didn't even know Chippendales was hiring ;-)
---

I once had a roommate who dated a Chippendale dancer. When she was working, he'd come over and clean house. I don't think I ever had a conversation with him, which is almost impossible for me.

/he was decorative, like a vase. Not my type.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (aT+Bx)

122 Janis Joplin was from Port Arthur, Texas. She did *not* like it there, legend has it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (eMKNe)

123 Is it rickb who worked at the Rosharon units? Ugly pictures of the Terrell and Stringfellow units underwater. Odd enough, not 10 miles from my house, but we're getting back to normal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (18oN1)

124 30 Chinese girl is an incompetent practitioner of taqiya. Only wear the shirt once we're prisoners in the labor camps.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 10:11 PM (/qEW2)

++++

Do we know she's a Chinese girl? Maybe she's an American.

English could be her first language.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (FUu/Z)

125 (Also today was ridonkulously hot in SoCal. I think over 95 with something like 9000% humidity.) Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:25 PM (eMKNe) === Mrs. Franpsycho is a wreck, it is 82 here right now and she is taking her 3rd shower.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (EZebt)

126 Alaska must have had a hard time 2008-16, deciding between Polonium Boy and Dog Eater.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (6FqZa)

127 Sadly, the hugely funny SNL skit 'Their Eyes Were On Their Breasts' is not to be found on the 'net. Here's a still, but in the actual skit, the eyes moved and blinked. Funny as hell. http://tinyurl.com/y9le3ems Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

They learned even less from the women with mattresses for backs...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 31, 2017 05:34 PM (hVdx9)

128 71 Quick! What is the second most famous line in Gone With The Wind? Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 10:24 PM (3my Fiddle dee dee? I don't know nothin bout birthin no babies?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (hscyr)

129 (Also today was ridonkulously hot in SoCal. I think over 95 with something like 9000% humidity.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:25 PM B(eMKNe)
--- a
ccording to the billboard on the hill ABOVE Ventura Blvd, it was 104* just after 1700 here today...
then it threatened a thunderstorm, but the only rain fell in the south side of the hill.
we got jack AND shit. so still hot, and even MOAR humid.

Fuck My Life. (we has no AC)

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (efxf0)

130 Destroyers. They know not what they do. Posted by: Meremortal ------------- *?* No, man. They were pretty damned good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (w1zJX)

131 shibumi, if you ever get to work with Shirley Manson, please slip in some kind words about me and give her my phone number ;-) (We were actually born during the exact same month and year, btw.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (eMKNe)

132 Yeah? What about the quarterbacks? I mean, ya gotta have a quarterback. Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2017 10:30 PM (EZWNE) Just find a good halfback and demote him?

Posted by: Robert doesn't really watch the foosball at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (mknWS)

133 hi, Mike Hammer! my relatives a few generations back lived in a 'soddy' in Nebraska, and then became brickmakers. plenty of dirt out there, huh?

Posted by: proust at August 31, 2017 05:35 PM (9OyZa)

134 99: Like New Orleans. Surrounded by 3 notable bodies of water (Miss. River, Lake Pontchartrain, and Gulf of Mex.) in the part of the country prone to big, must fuck everything up, hurricanes. Also, below sea level. WTF is it even doing there?

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 05:36 PM (3AYSm)

135 115 Nice to see coverage of a GOP primary candidate this early. There needs to be more, starting with Lyin' Ryan's primary. It really doesn't matter who fucking wins

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 05:36 PM (ZTRlp)

136 24 >>>First of all, today there were allegations that CNN may have faked an on-air rescue in Houston: That sucks. Why couldn't it have been NBC? No Brian Williams joke. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear _________ Wrong! I rescued six floating corpses today and brought them back to life. Then I walked across the water into a burning house and saved a litter of very cute puppies. And then I made Megyn Kelly likable, and her ratings will be stellar.

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 31, 2017 05:36 PM (2Omzf)

137 95 22 I loved Joel Osteen in Galaxy Quest Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 31, 2017 10:09 PM (auHtY) Funny. I re-watched Galaxy Quest this afternoon and noticed how Tim Allen was made up, hair especially, to look like Joel Osteen. The resemblance is uncanny. Posted by: Michael the Texan at August 31, 2017 10:29 PM (nvMvs) Eh, more William Shatner.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 05:36 PM (cAnNx)

138 SanFranpsycho and red, yup. Here in the Long Beach area, we've had a bit of big-drop summer rain today. My shower rinse was with cold water. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:36 PM (eMKNe)

139 I don't know nothin bout birthin no babies? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy Fashionably late and right on the beam!

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:37 PM (3myMJ)

140 my relatives a few generations back lived in a 'soddy' in Nebraska, and then became brickmakers. plenty of dirt out there, huh? Posted by: proust -------- That's how it works.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 05:38 PM (w1zJX)

141 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:38 PM (tr2D7)

142 Went to Kroger this evening, which looked like it had been looted. No bread, meat, eggs, milk, water or, worst of all, Her Majesty's wine coolers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 05:38 PM (Ull3l)

143 I hope that little girl clinging to her dead mother is too young to understand. Tears in my eyes and prayers for her and her family.

Posted by: JTB at August 31, 2017 05:38 PM (V+03K)

144 109 Wondering how Insomniac's job related event went today. Posted by: Sharkman at August 31, 2017 10:31 PM (bY+8h) Wonder no more! Went fine. It was another piece of an ongoing project with the same guy. It's looking like we'll be busy.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 05:39 PM (0mRoj)

145 Millions of people adjacent to an ocean and 100 feet above sea level. Just what the fuck could go wrong? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 10:30 PM ==== Krakatoa?

Posted by: Gref at August 31, 2017 05:39 PM (AMIL/)

146 Janis Joplin was from Port Arthur, Texas. She did *not* like it there, legend has it. Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:34 PM (eMKNe) Meh, you eventually get used to the smell

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:39 PM (OG7NC)

147 Do we know she's a Chinese girl? Maybe she's an American. English could be her first language. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous Wearing AtC's castoffs...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, SERENITY NOW! at August 31, 2017 05:39 PM (66CWr)

148 McCaskill's almost certainly on her way out unless she manages to get another Akin as her opponent. Of course, given that she's the one who maneuvered Akin into being her opponent, that possibility shouldn't be ignored.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 05:40 PM (Q6qiA)

149 I was at the car dealership tonight buying a new car ( got T-boned this weekend and car was totaled) and was waiting for the finance guy to do his thing. Since it was 6pm I tried to get their tv to Fox News special report. It was blocked. So I tried CNN. Not blocked. I told the receptionist that I think someone with a bias had been screwing with her set. Damned CNN.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at August 31, 2017 05:40 PM (FSETn)

150 Insomniac, congrats! Good news! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 05:40 PM (eMKNe)

151 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (Ull3l) Valu-Rite and Gatorade?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (EZebt)

152 I don't know WeirdDave, in many ways, I think that technology (and democrats in general) have actually dumbed down the population. But this is just one man's opinion.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (v3DL/)

153 It's looking like we'll be busy. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj) Excellent.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (3myMJ)

154 Posted by: Michael the Texan at August 31, 2017 10:22 PM (nvMvs) It was a good thread. My neighborhood is one that floods the streets by design and in general it works very well. Not quite as well this time, but it's not like we will be dealing with this much rain often either. It was pretty clear the leftists want Houston to stop all flooding entirely and when I tried to explain why that *couldn't* be done I was told my tweet was so wrong that the person couldn't begin to answer it. I think they really believe it's simply a matter of throwing *enough* money at the problem and that someone somewhere is just being stingy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (rp9xB)

155 Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Cat allergies?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (tbOMB)

156 146 Janis Joplin was from Port Arthur, Texas. She did *not* like it there, legend has it. Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:34 PM (eMKNe) Meh, you eventually get used to the smell Posted by: tbodie at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (OG7NC) Kaukauna, WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (ZTRlp)

157 Getting back to normal here.  Was 5 houses away from getting flooded out.  So damn lucky.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 31, 2017 05:41 PM (JO9+V)

158 shibumi, if you ever get to work with Shirley Manson, please slip in some kind words about me and give her my phone number ;-)
--

Yes, I most certainly will. However... that part of my life is coming to a quick close. I probably four, maybe five days left of working. The arena will probably get gutted, demolished and turned into a "technology park." As for the two amphitheaters... no one will tell us what's going to happen there. However, the company that's taking over is hiring people in every department but our department.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 05:42 PM (aT+Bx)

159 Lines for gas in Austin, but I think that will pass. F. CNN. And extra F that Memphis theatre - in a bad way.

Posted by: LASue at August 31, 2017 05:42 PM (hZ+us)

160 It's been much cooler weather here in Georgia the past couple of days. Makes me think we are having an early autumn and in for a hard winter. We need a little winter to kill the bugs. The mosquitoes were lethal this summer.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:42 PM (26wh7)

161 @118 118 56 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic. Vermont was independent republic, assuming you're not counting the Californian republic-for-a-month. There's also Deseret, but I'll concede that wasn't a republic. It was more like al-Madina By The Lake. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 10:19 PM (6FqZa) Well, AK was Russian, for heaven's sake. I guess we aren't supposed to brag about that anymore, though. At the time, there were no commies, but expecting today's SJW's to know history is like asking Lil Kim to go easy on the west. ---------------------------------- And Hawaii was a kingdom.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 05:42 PM (Q6qiA)

162 Alabama fsu game is going to be a cluster. New MB stadium didn't have its act together for a quarter filled preseason game tonight.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 31, 2017 05:43 PM (PUmDY)

163 141 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Yes, I have an idea, you jerk. Could it possibly have been my PEPPER SPRAY? Oh--and that thing you tried with the cigar? Pro tip: DON'T LIGHT THE CIGAR.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 05:43 PM (TdMsT)

164 Hawaii was a Republic after being a Kingdom.

Posted by: davidt at August 31, 2017 05:43 PM (XoldI)

165 Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 10:36 PM (3AYSm) It's a port. Ports are like that. The reason Houston is a port but higher than sea level is because the Port of Houston is a *40 mile* long enormous canal.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (rp9xB)

166 Wonder no more! Went fine. It was another piece of an ongoing project with the same guy. It's looking like we'll be busy. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj) === Congratulations!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (EZebt)

167 146 Janis Joplin was from Port Arthur, Texas.
She did *not* like it there, legend has it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:34 PM (eMKNe)

Meh, you eventually get used to the smell

Posted by: tbodie at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (OG7NC)


Boy...was I snooty when talking about the smell.

Posted by: Janis Joplins warm canaver at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (n3hky)

168 Was 5 houses away from getting flooded out. So damn lucky. Posted by: Count de Monet at August 31, 2017 That is sobering.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (3myMJ)

169 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 10:41 PM (rp9xB) Damn Polliwog! How could you deny "The Feelz"?

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (OG7NC)

170 Posted by: Count de Monet at August 31, 2017 10:41 PM (JO9+V) Whew! Thanks for letting us know. Any news of Jack Sock?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (Ull3l)

171 125 (Also today was ridonkulously hot in SoCal. I think over 95 with something like 9000% humidity.) Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:25 PM (eMKNe) === Mrs. Franpsycho is a wreck, it is 82 here right now and she is taking her 3rd shower. Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 31, 2017 10:34 PM (EZebt) How yah'all doin?

Posted by: Louisiana at August 31, 2017 05:44 PM (K2SnJ)

172 by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 10:43 PM (TdMsT) I always thought you were hawt.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 05:45 PM (ZTRlp)

173 Texas: demonstrating what a group of people can do with limited government interference, a strong civil society, and a can-do, almost totally unflappable attitude in the face of adversity. I'd prefer that Harvey never visited, but damn am I proud of my state. Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at August 31, 2017 10:33 PM (Uhdyg) I'd like to formally invite you to the CenTexMoMee at Ben Had's place in Corsicana on October 21st. Would be great if you could make it. Food, booze, a horse and a possible video linkup with the Ohio MoMee. Drop me a line if you'd like.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 05:46 PM (D2vc1)

174 Janis Joplin discovered that you can't go home again. Her folks didn't approve of her lifestyle after she got rich & famous.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:46 PM (26wh7)

175 141 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Yes, I have an idea, you jerk. Could it possibly have been my PEPPER SPRAY? Oh--and that thing you tried with the cigar? Pro tip: DON'T LIGHT THE CIGAR. Posted by: Ladylibertarian ---- Ummmm. . . . . ok. Other than that, did you enjoy dinner?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:46 PM (tr2D7)

176 Has anyone heard from Jack Sock this evening? He was worried this morning that his house/apartment was going to be flooded by releases from the reservoir.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 05:47 PM (rp9xB)

177 Boy...was I snooty when talking about the smell. Posted by: Janis Joplin You stunk on ice, lady!

Posted by: Port Arthur, TX at August 31, 2017 05:47 PM (IqV8l)

178 I once saw a woman (a quite fat woman) with a tattoo in Arabic she was quite proud of. She thought it said "Princess", in fact it said "Whale".

Posted by: Aviator at August 31, 2017 05:47 PM (/Nite)

179 If you're going to go down this route with the musical interlude I would suggest you look at some of the stuff done by "Iron Horse". There is also Native Howl with the songs "Thunderhead" "Pappy" and "Doomed from the start". Also a band called "The Dead South" with a song called "In hell I'll be in good company"

Posted by: Dick Cheneys' cat at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (u3li/)

180 Oh--and that thing you tried with the cigar? Pro tip: DON'T LIGHT THE CIGAR. Posted by: Ladylibertarian --- Oooo, and you getting all fancy with the smoke rings.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (tr2D7)

181 Tonypete, maybe it was her perfume that done you in.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (26wh7)

182 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294182323879938 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294261784969217 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294343062093824 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294432195354624

Posted by: kbdabear at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (3i2nH)

183 I can't get past that opening pic!!

Posted by: mindful webworker stuck on d'aaaww! at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (d/5DH)

184 Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Perhaps you touched an irritant with your hands and later touched or rubbed your eyes.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 05:48 PM (3myMJ)

185 What a stupid time to be alive. What a depressing time.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 31, 2017 05:49 PM (t3kPl)

186 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) You're supposed to GIVE the facial, not get it.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 05:49 PM (D2vc1)

187 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294510838493184 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294605055143936 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294686122692608 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/903294773867532288

Posted by: kbdabear at August 31, 2017 05:49 PM (3i2nH)

188 That little girl and her shirt made laugh out loud.

Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at August 31, 2017 05:49 PM (nBr1j)

189 Other than that, did you enjoy dinner? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:46 PM (tr2D7) Oh sure, although subsequent meals have been eaten STANDING UP. GRRRR.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 05:50 PM (TdMsT)

190 Whew! Thanks for letting us know. Any news of Jack Sock?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 10:44 PM (Ull3l)


No.  Just got internet back earlier today.  Have not been on here except very briefly.  Now have relax time this evening.


The elementary school 2 blocks away that all my kids walked / biked to got 2 ft of water in it throughout.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 31, 2017 05:50 PM (JO9+V)

191 my opinion about IQ and human history is that the first humans were perfect, physically and mentally, and it's been downhill ever since. If the modern consensus is that the average human's intelligence is increasing, I disagree. Too often, arrogance and bluster cover up mediocrity.

Posted by: proust at August 31, 2017 05:52 PM (9OyZa)

192 Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture Nice, but those authors are in for it. Hope they can play the gay card!

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2017 05:52 PM (kuiuS)

193 Wonder no more! Went fine. It was another piece of an ongoing project with the same guy. It's looking like we'll be busy. Posted by: Insomniac Perfect!

Posted by: Sharkman at August 31, 2017 05:53 PM (bY+8h)

194 Whew! Thanks for letting us know. Any news of Jack Sock? Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 10:44 PM He was in the thread just below this one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 05:53 PM (IqV8l)

195 It's not zoning that would help solve our flooding issues . Making our Bayous wider and deeper would do the trick. Could have used the billion they spent on our useless ground level train ( how stupid is that in Houston) to fund that project instead. Also should turn George Bush Park into a giant retainer pond. I would though miss my shooting range.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 05:53 PM (LuKE7)

196 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic...that matters! DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!

Posted by: Rgallegos at August 31, 2017 05:53 PM (59GQk)

197 141 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Play for some Sex? Mom always said Masturbation would make ya go blind... Find a partner?

Posted by: Don Q. at August 31, 2017 05:54 PM (NgKpN)

198 Posted by: tbodie at August 31, 2017 10:44 PM (OG7NC) I know right? I just live here and to them it's all theoretical with no actual humans involved who will be affected and displaced *no matter* which decision is made. I'm sort of cranky because the AC went out, thank God it was after the storm, and I really hope it isn't another compressor breach but suspect it is.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 05:54 PM (rp9xB)

199 Speak of the devil!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 05:54 PM (IqV8l)

200 "He who looks into the abyss realizes there's nothing looking back at him and the only thing he sees is his own shadow, Ricky. You understand, bud? The abyss? The shit abyss?" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y0dtmhEUCYY

Posted by: Jim Lahey at August 31, 2017 05:55 PM (t5m5e)

201 144 109 Wondering how Insomniac's job related event went today. Posted by: Sharkman at August 31, 2017 10:31 PM (bY+8h) Wonder no more! Went fine. It was another piece of an ongoing project with the same guy. It's looking like we'll be busy. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj) Congrats! Pretty soon you will be neck deep in hookers and blow

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 05:55 PM (XFue2)

202 197 141 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7) Don't cum in your own eyes.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 31, 2017 05:56 PM (t3kPl)

203 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas?

Wash her off before you inflate her.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 05:56 PM (0otiP)

204 So today, Rush was talking about Paul Anka. Seems some group hired him to play a gig at Mar-A-Lago on December 5th. Paid him $75k in advance. Then Charlottesville happens and all of a sudden, after 40 years in the public eye, Trump is a racist. So, the group decides to move their party to another venue, on another date, and expected that Paul Anka would agree to the change. Mr. Anka had a family thing on the new date and said Sorry No Can Do. The group asked him to refund the money they paid him, and Mr. Anka said Sorry Not Sorry. He's keeping the money.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 05:56 PM (26wh7)

205 You're supposed to GIVE the facial, not get it.
Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 10:49 PM (D2vc1)
---
it's a chemical peel! 

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 05:56 PM (efxf0)

206 >>She thought it said "Princess", in fact it said "Whale". Shiro Kabocha

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 05:57 PM (MyHEM)

207 Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 10:53 PM (LuKE7) Good to see you. Hopefully this means you house is okay so far?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 05:58 PM (rp9xB)

208 So maybe he legitimately helped save that guy from the truck, but upon reviewing the tape, he realized that his exploit was hidden behind the sign. Instead of just feeling good with a job well done, drinking a beer, and going on with his life, the idiot decides to recreate the scene so it can be captured on film and the whole world can see proof of his awesomeness, and maybe get that anchor position. Tool.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 31, 2017 06:00 PM (dnWSK)

209 191 my opinion about IQ and human history is that the first humans were perfect, physically and mentally, and it's been downhill ever since. If the modern consensus is that the average human's intelligence is increasing, I disagree. Too often, arrogance and bluster cover up mediocrity. Posted by: proust at August 31, 2017 10:52 PM (9OyZa) === I have a theory that the total of human intelligence has always been a fixed amount. Assuming that human intelligence is normally distributed across the population, as the human population increases...there are by definition more and more dumb-asses every year. (Maybe ZPG was the right answer 40+ years ago!)

Posted by: Gref at August 31, 2017 06:01 PM (AMIL/)

210 I think the RedPill guy is wrong . The guy wearing shorts they show briefly wasn't the reporter.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 06:01 PM (LuKE7)

211 Perhaps you touched an irritant with your hands and later touched or rubbed your eyes.

Well duh. He said sex, the presence of a woman was implied.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 06:02 PM (0otiP)

212 03 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Wear goggles. The pepper spray won't burn your eyes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (dnWSK)

213 @191- proust Agreed. We even know their names. Though there was a man who came along a few thousand years later who was "infinitely" more intelligent.

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (qifx9)

214 188 That little girl and her shirt made laugh out loud. Posted by: Northernlurker, phillips screwdriver of the gods at August 31, 2017 10:49 PM (nBr1j) Check out engrish.com. They have a ton of stuff like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (0mRoj)

215 sigh: stopped by the other toy store today...

they had two Barretts, two early ParaOrdnance 1911s and some other whiz-bang bolt action rifle built bull-pup style...

now, where to find ~$15K...

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (efxf0)

216 https://www.gofundme.com/jordyngrace

Posted by: aelfheld at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (Zy9Yy)

217 I wish the flag waving gun toting rep for Texas didn't have man boobs.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (LuKE7)

218 I don't know if this has been dropped already on a thread today, but anyways---

"White House weighing a tax on remittances to fund border wall"

 http://tinyurl.com/yad5j6su

Also Customs and Border Patrol announced four contracts for concrete and reinforced concrete prototypes of border wall and will also let four contracts for alternative material construction border walls. More than one design may be chosen as the wall goes through differing terrain.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 31, 2017 06:03 PM (zOpu5)

219 Hey guys! How is everyone? Oh, college football...how I've missed you.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at August 31, 2017 06:04 PM (smD62)

220 Congrats! Pretty soon you will be neck deep in hookers and blow Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 10:55 PM (XFue2) One thing at a time, one thing at a time.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:04 PM (0mRoj)

221 In case you missed it, Austin Petersen is running for Senate to replace the execrable Claire McCaskill. ==== I think Petersen is one of about 12 R's running in the primary. Also but unrelated, I see Sheriff Clark has resigned "to pursue other opportunities." Hmmm...

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 06:04 PM (Enq6K)

222 215 sigh: stopped by the other toy store today... they had two Barretts, two early ParaOrdnance 1911s and some other whiz-bang bolt action rifle built bull-pup style... now, where to find ~$15K... Posted by: redc1c4 at August 31, 2017 11:03 PM (efxf0) The change holder in Moo Moo's car.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:04 PM (0mRoj)

223 I've never heard of vagina causing iching and burning of the eyes.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 06:04 PM (XFue2)

224 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 10:54 PM (rp9xB) For what it's worth, you just made my prayer list. Lord, be with Polliwog and her family, may your grace, comfort and peace cover them in this time of trouble.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:05 PM (OG7NC)

225 Congrats! Pretty soon you will be neck deep in hookers and blow Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 10:55 PM (XFue2) One thing at a time, one thing at a time. Posted by: Insomniac --- Call me cray cray but I'm not convinced that being neck deep in hookers is a way I want to go.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 06:06 PM (tr2D7)

226 So glad tomorrow is Friday, with a long week-end ahead.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 06:06 PM (26wh7)

227 qdpsteve, This is for you, we just saw Garbage last month. Shirley is cool. https://IMGur.com/a/EqMZA

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:06 PM (Ri/rl)

228 207 Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 10:53 PM (LuKE7) Good to see you. Hopefully this means you house is okay so far? Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 10:58 PM (rp9xB) Yes I was lucky and remained dry. I always wanted water front property though so I'll have that for another couple of weeks.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 06:07 PM (LuKE7)

229 my opinion about IQ and human history is that the first humans were perfect, physically and mentally, and it's been downhill ever since. === I have a theory that the total of human intelligence has always been a fixed amount. Assuming that human intelligence is normally distributed across the population, as the human population increases...there are by definition more and more dumb-asses every year. Are we not men?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:07 PM (IqV8l)

230 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (IcT7t)

231 I've never heard of vagina causing iching and burning of the eyes.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:04 PM (XFue2)


Grab one by surprise where the owner has pepper spray.

Posted by: Lessons one should't have to test to know at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (ZKWca)

232 Way to go Insomniac!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (mMeIQ)

233 156, 146 "Janis Joplin was from Port Arthur, Texas.
She did *not* like it there, legend has it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 10:34 PM (eMKNe)


Meh, you eventually get used to the smell
Posted by: tbodie at August 31, 2017 10:39 PM (OG7NC)"


Gary - Whiting Indiana, the place that "A Christmas Story" was set in. Sulfurous odor, yellow-brown clouds every time we drove through going to Chicago when I was a kid.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (zOpu5)

234 One thing at a time, one thing at a time. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:04 PM (0mRoj) Go for the sports car and the sunglasses first, the rest will come naturally.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (K2SnJ)

235 Seeing the difference between Ohio State and Indiana now.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (cAnNx)

236 Call me cray cray but I'm not convinced that being neck deep in hookers is a way I want to go. Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 11:06 PM (tr2D7) Balls deep?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (0mRoj)

237 I have awesome news I wish I could share. Hopefully I can in the near future. Oh and the cute nurse missed her period. We test this weekend. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 06:08 PM (XFue2)

238 One thing at a time, one thing at a time. Posted by: Insomniac --- Call me cray cray but I'm not convinced that being neck deep in hookers is a way I want to go. Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 11:06 PM (tr2D7) Tonypete--If you had ponied up a little cash things might have gone differently the other night.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 06:09 PM (TdMsT)

239 hi teej! i posted wearing my french novelist sock. i agree with you about the superior mentality of J.C. but he was no average "joe"--

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:09 PM (9OyZa)

240 It was hot here as well, It was 106 at 11am. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. I spent the afternoon in the pool. Tomorrow I plan on doing the same when I get home from work.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:09 PM (Ri/rl)

241 So... Idiot law enforcement guy apparently managed to make BLM look justified in a comment captured by a recording device. Anyone happen to have any context on this? Or is the LE guy really just that stupid?

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:09 PM (Q6qiA)

242 218 I don't know if this has been dropped already on a thread today, but anyways--- "White House weighing a tax on remittances to fund border wall" Posted by: geoffb5 at August 31, 2017 11:03 PM ( 98%. Recoup everything they take: welfare, housing, food stamps, medical, infrastructure wear & tear, crime.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 31, 2017 06:09 PM (hscyr)

243 @225 Call me cray cray but I'm not convinced that being neck deep in hookers is a way I want to go. --------------------- I'm suddenly reminded of the opening of Gaiman's novel, "American Gods".

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:10 PM (Q6qiA)

244 It was hot here as well, It was 106 at 11am. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter.

Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 06:10 PM (IcT7t)

245 Wonderful version of a wonderful song, happy birthday to Van... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xhUDmBXuS4s

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 31, 2017 06:10 PM (PUmDY)

246 Hi, Tickled Pink!

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:11 PM (9OyZa)

247 I've never heard of vagina causing iching and burning of the eyes. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:04 PM (XFue2) Grab one by surprise where the owner has pepper spray. Posted by: Lessons one should't have to test to know --- I believe that is where this sub-thread was kicked off.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 06:11 PM (tr2D7)

248 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 10:38 PM Yeah, probably. Dude, you need to make sure SHE gets the glass with the "stuff" in it.

Posted by: otho at August 31, 2017 06:11 PM (qGuLD)

249 Posted by: tbodie at August 31, 2017 11:05 PM (OG7NC) I never turn down prayer, it is appreciated. We got off very lightly here and are focusing on helping those who had it worse. Have to admit though that I *really* don't want it to rain here for a little while longer, mostly for selfish reasons since we have to have the windows open, but also because all the watersheds need a chance to drain.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 06:11 PM (rp9xB)

250 Anyone happen to have any context on this? Or is the LE guy really just that stupid? Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 11:09 PM (Q6qiA) My guess is he was being a sarcastic smart ass, trying to put the lady at ease. He was still a dumbass for saying it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:12 PM (Ri/rl)

251 over at Lucianne.com, link to an article about another Arkancide.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:12 PM (9OyZa)

252 Yeah but still....this Indiana team....it feels different. Maybe they can't hang with Ohio State yet, but...they don't feel like the joke they have been for the past decade.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at August 31, 2017 06:13 PM (smD62)

253 The change holder in Moo Moo's car
.Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:04 PM (0mRoj)
---
well played...

did he go away, or was he helped?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:13 PM (efxf0)

254 241 So...

Idiot law enforcement guy apparently managed to make BLM look justified in a comment captured by a recording device.

Anyone happen to have any context on this? Or is the LE guy really just that stupid?

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 11:09 PM (Q6qiA)

++++

LEO stopped a white guy. Wanted to see his cell or something. Guy was reluctant to reach for it in case LEO thinks he's going for a gun. LEO jokes not to worry, they only shoot Blacks. Dumb joke. Unprofessional. But still, no need for a national outrage or a week of riots.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 31, 2017 06:13 PM (pvjTE)

255 "98%. Recoup everything they take: welfare, housing, food stamps, medical, infrastructure wear & tear, crime." That won't work, they'll just leave and stop coming! ..... O_O

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 06:14 PM (3myMJ)

256 >>they don't feel like the joke they have been for the past decade. Posted by: Tickled Pink

Decade is being kind.

Posted by: Aviator at August 31, 2017 06:14 PM (/Nite)

257 183 I can't get past that opening pic!!
Hard to believe that Nietzsche's Abyss could be so adorable.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 06:14 PM (3AYSm)

258 Texas is the only state to have been an independent republic Mexico went the other way. We marched all the way to Mexico City, took it over for a while and then said, "Nah, you can have it"

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2017 06:14 PM (pszv/)

259 I never turn down prayer, it is appreciated. We got off very lightly here and are focusing on helping those who had it worse. Have to admit though that I *really* don't want it to rain here for a little while longer, mostly for selfish reasons since we have to have the windows open, but also because all the watersheds need a chance to drain. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 11:11 PM (rp9xB) I am praying for all of you in the path of the water. I'm very happy you all are safe. My friend that lives on the lake, Lake woodland, his house is okay and his business in downtown Houston never flooded and still had power as of yesterday. He was very fortunate.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:15 PM (Ri/rl)

260 I have awesome news I wish I could share. Hopefully I can in the near future. Oh and the cute nurse missed her period. We test this weekend. Fingers crossed. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:08 PM (XFue2) Are these two comments related, or mutually exclusive?

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:15 PM (D2vc1)

261 Tonypete--If you had ponied up a little cash things might have gone differently the other night. Posted by: Ladylibertarian ---- Note to self. . . . How YOU do'in?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 06:15 PM (tr2D7)

262 did he go away, or was he helped? Posted by: redc1c4 at August 31, 2017 11:13 PM (efxf0) He was shown the door, IIRC.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:16 PM (0mRoj)

263 @256 Yes I know. I'm nothing if not kind.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at August 31, 2017 06:16 PM (smD62)

264 261 Tonypete--If you had ponied up a little cash things might have gone differently the other night. Posted by: Ladylibertarian He made you pay for your own dinner?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 31, 2017 06:17 PM (hscyr)

265 Oh and the cute nurse missed her period. We test this weekend. Fingers crossed. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:08 PM (XFue2) Well, you did say you wanted to put a baby in her.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:17 PM (0mRoj)

266 LEO stopped a white guy. Wanted to see his cell or something. Guy was reluctant to reach for it in case LEO thinks he's going for a gun. LEO jokes not to worry, they only shoot Blacks. Dumb joke. Unprofessional. But still, no need for a national outrage or a week of riots. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 31, 2017 11:13 PM (pvjTE) That's funny. Not sorry.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:17 PM (D2vc1)

267 BTW: weather here in SoCal will remain abnormal sucky for most of next week: there's a tropical storm drifting north up Baja, set to turn west just south of the border, so no end of warm, wet air headed our way...

F this shit: i signed up to live in an arid desert most of the year!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:17 PM (efxf0)

268 CaliGirl, thanks!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 06:17 PM (eMKNe)

269 He was shown the door, IIRC. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:16 PM (0mRoj) Were moo moo and MUMR the same person?

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (Ri/rl)

270 Hi ya booknlass! Sorry I missed ya last night. By the time I got done with all that one fj never typing on my phone telling Tammy about trying for a Fayetteville gig you had disappeared. Said hi after that and didn't know you played guitar,,, so till me in. So then proust was you and he/she was some French novelist? Please pardon my lack of litirical knowledge.

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (qifx9)

271 264 261 Tonypete--If you had ponied up a little cash things might have gone differently the other night. Posted by: Ladylibertarian He made you pay for your own dinner? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy --- Hey!! I offered dessert. IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (tr2D7)

272 @240 It was hot here as well, It was 106 at 11am. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. ----------------------- "Only" 107 in the afternoon where I was. Unfortunately, my current (very short term...) job involves lots of going in and out of doors. So I got hit with the worst of it. The good news for me is that the Labor Day Weekend means that I probably won't have anything to do after lunch tomorrow. So I'll be able to avoid the worst of the heat.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (Q6qiA)

273 Idiot law enforcement guy apparently managed to make BLM look justified in a comment captured by a recording device. -- I would have assumed the context was something like: LIBERAL DRIVER: Well, I'm *afraid* to open the glove box. You might see my flashlight in there and panic and shoot me. COP, ROLLING HIS EYES: Oh, come on. We only kill black people, right? Isn't that what you people think? And you're white. So what are you afraid of? Not sure he managed to get all of that out... but what else could he possibly mean?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (0JUQP)

274 And let's remember, everyone: according to the Left, if you want police, fire, rescue and emergency services you also have to accept the woman of size at the DMV who treats you like a dog turd.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (vZvre)

275 265 Oh and the cute nurse missed her period. We test this weekend. Fingers crossed. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:08 PM (XFue2) Well, you did say you wanted to put a baby in her. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:17 PM (0mRoj) And this is where TMI meets TMI

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 06:18 PM (LuKE7)

276 The Yahoo group has a shotgun and a flag too, but no shirt.



Yeah, but we got no pants.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:19 PM (Id9+8)

277 @266 That's funny. Not sorry. -------------------- It is, but it's the kind of joke you want to be careful with. Telling it to people who know you is probably okay. Telling it if you're not a cop is probably okay. Telling it as a cop, to people who don't know you from Adam, is probably not such a smart idea.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:20 PM (Q6qiA)

278 And this is where TMI meets TMI Posted by: Jack Sock Three Mile Island?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:20 PM (IqV8l)

279 Well, you did say you wanted to put a baby in her.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:17 PM (0mRoj)
---

Senor, about my payment?

Posted by: Paolo [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:20 PM (efxf0)

280 254 241 So... Idiot law enforcement guy apparently managed to make BLM look justified in a comment captured by a recording device. Anyone happen to have any context on this? Or is the LE guy really just that stupid? Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 11:09 PM (Q6qiA) ++++ LEO stopped a white guy. Wanted to see his cell or something. Guy was reluctant to reach for it in case LEO thinks he's going for a gun. LEO jokes not to worry, they only shoot Blacks. Dumb joke. Unprofessional. But still, no need for a national outrage or a week of riots. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 31, 2017 11:13 PM (pvjTE) It was directed at a female passenger who said she didn't want to reach for her cell phone out of fear from videos she'd seen. And it wasn't just that one statement. Here's the full quote: "But you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you've seen, have you seen black people get killed? You have." He went on and on. It was unprofessional and really fucking stupid.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:20 PM (0mRoj)

281 264 261 Tonypete--If you had ponied up a little cash things might have gone differently the other night. Posted by: Ladylibertarian He made you pay for your own dinner? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 31, 2017 11:17 PM (hscyr) Dinner?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 06:20 PM (TdMsT)

282 229 my opinion about IQ and human history is that the first humans were perfect, physically and mentally, and it's been downhill ever since. === I have a theory that the total of human intelligence has always been a fixed amount. Assuming that human intelligence is normally distributed across the population, as the human population increases...there are by definition more and more dumb-asses every year. Are we not men? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
We are Devo!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 06:21 PM (3AYSm)

283 Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:15 PM (Ri/rl) Glad your friend made it through with everything dry. Every business that is still operable will make the recovery a little quicker.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 06:21 PM (rp9xB)

284 @267 BTW: weather here in SoCal will remain abnormal sucky for most of next week: there's a tropical storm drifting north up Baja, set to turn west just south of the border, so no end of warm, wet air headed our way... ----------------- It actually rained here last night. Very briefly, but big fat noisy drops. The skies were overcast all last night, and I suspect that meant that things didn't cool off as much as they should have, which made the daytime heat worse than it otherwise might have been.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:21 PM (Q6qiA)

285 240 It was hot here as well, It was 106 at 11am. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. I spent the afternoon in the pool. Tomorrow I plan on doing the same when I get home from work. Posted by: CaliGirl Something about frogs and slow boiling pots... CaliGirl, are you a frog?

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 06:21 PM (knKQ1)

286 Were moo moo and MUMR the same person? Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (Ri/rl) Not to my knowledge.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:22 PM (0mRoj)

287 The cop's statement mocked the idea that cops look shoot blacks. He meant it as absurd. But, some are around the bend and have lost any sense of humor. They think that if they are so upset, everyone else should be upset too, and no jokes!

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 06:22 PM (3myMJ)

288 Damn, it just started pouring rain here.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:22 PM (0mRoj)

289 One finger typing fer the love of...

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (qifx9)

290 The True Republicans have already introduced a bill to give the DREAM act people amnesty. They don't even want to get anything in return. I'd say unbelievable but it is of course totally believable.

Posted by: BK at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (eBjUq)

291 Yeah? What about the quarterbacks? I mean, ya gotta have a quarterback. Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2017 10:30 PM (EZWNE) --------------------------- Me! Me! Pick me! Puh-leeeeeze! Me! I'm black!!! I'm black!!! I'm black!!! Okay. Part black. Maybe taupe. But I have an Afro and I hate you.

Posted by: Colin Kaepernick at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (0jtPF)

292 CaliGirl, are you a frog? Don't croak!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (IqV8l)

293 "But you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you've seen, have you seen black people get killed? You have." He went on and on. It was unprofessional and really fucking stupid. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:20 PM (0mRoj) Well, yeah, gonna have to concede that one. Still shouldn't have his life ruined over it, but it probably will be. Plus all the race hustlers will be out of the woodwork again.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (D2vc1)

294 cop look 'to' shoot

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2017 06:23 PM (3myMJ)

295 I spent the afternoon in the pool. Tomorrow I plan on doing the same when I get home from work. Posted by: CaliGirl Something about frogs and slow boiling pots... CaliGirl, are you a frog? Posted by: Only after the first date! at August 31, 2017 11:21 PM (knKQ1) I knew it was going to be warm, I turned the pool heater off. I keep finding bullfrogs in the pool, I save them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:24 PM (Ri/rl)

296 Telling it as a cop, to people who don't know you from Adam, is probably not such a smart idea. On the other hand: big, friggin' deal.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2017 06:24 PM (OBJWS)

297 @286 Were moo moo and MUMR the same person? ------------------- Moo Moo was posting under his own name while MUMR was getting his weird spam turned into even weirder posts by the anti-MUMR bot that one of the cobs put together. So probably not one and the same, though it is a possibility.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:24 PM (Q6qiA)

298 Mexico went the other way. We marched all the way to Mexico City, took it over for a while and then said, "Nah, you can have it"
Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2017 11:14 PM (pszv/)
---
too bad: if we had kept it, that part might actually be civilized by now... 

either that or they would have just dragged us down earlier.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 06:25 PM (efxf0)

299 Were moo moo and MUMR the same person? Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (Ri/rl) No. Monsieur Moo Moo Mirror Universe Marco Rubio

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:25 PM (D2vc1)

300 Plus all the race hustlers will be out of the woodwork again. Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee They never go away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:25 PM (IqV8l)

301 275 265 Oh and the cute nurse missed her period. We test this weekend. Fingers crossed. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:08 PM (XFue2) Well, you did say you wanted to put a baby in her. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:17 PM (0mRoj) And this is where TMI meets TMI Posted by: Jack Sock at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (LuKE7) She wants lots of babies. She was told it was a slim chance.... Like less than 5%. Won't know until the tests this weekend. Can't wait for my ex wife to find out and see I landed a baby in a pretty 23 year old girl.... With a trust fund. Life is good. Stay sexy Horde!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 06:25 PM (XFue2)

302 300 Plus all the race hustlers will be out of the woodwork again. Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee They never go away. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (IqV8l) Like herpes.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:26 PM (0mRoj)

303 yes, teej, I've played around on the bass off and on since I was 20 or so. I do it for fun, just playing along with CDs, picking out the bass line. I've owned 2 little cheap ones, and sold each of them when finances demanded i do so. Right now I don't have one to play, but I do have a piano, and it's fun to play along on that. Proust wrote Remembrance of Things Past. All I know of that novel is it started with the taste of a cookie reminding the main character of his past...I can't read French. wish I could!

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:26 PM (9OyZa)

304 And fill me in not till me in. Just going to shut up and listen now.

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:26 PM (qifx9)

305 Telling it as a cop, to people who don't know you from Adam, is probably not such a smart idea.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 11:20 PM (Q6qiA)


I'd agree it was a bad cop PR move (since he knows it's all on video). But my guess he was trying to deescalate a tense situation with humor. I wonder how many times he's heard "you shoot blacks for fun don't you?" off camera or read it?

Posted by: X-ray at August 31, 2017 06:27 PM (ZKWca)

306 253 The change holder in Moo Moo's car .Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:04 PM (0mRoj) --- well played... did he go away, or was he helped? Posted by: redc1c4 at August 31, 2017 11:13 PM (efxf0) He was stomped by one of the Cobs (CBD?, IIRC) for baiting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:28 PM (K2SnJ)

307 Can't wait for my ex wife to find out and see I landed a baby in a pretty 23 year old girl.... With a trust fund. Life is good. Stay sexy Horde! Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (XFue2) May I subscribe to your newsletter?

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:28 PM (D2vc1)

308 Monsieur Moo Moo Akin/Mourdock 2016

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:28 PM (IqV8l)

309 No matter, whichever Cob bagged him, he is a fine, luxurious pelt to hang on the wall or throw in front of the fireplace.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:28 PM (K2SnJ)

310 Posted by: Ladylibertarian He made you pay for your own dinner? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy --- Hey!! I offered dessert. IYKWIMAITYD Posted by: Tonypete at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (tr2D7) Mmmmm. Dessert.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 31, 2017 06:28 PM (TdMsT)

311 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (XFue2) All I can say is good luck, and I hope you haven't bought yourself a whole new heap of trouble.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:29 PM (0mRoj)

312 Something about frogs and slow boiling pots... CaliGirl, are you a frog? ---- I meant that in the nicest possible way, of course. I'm sure you are a beautiful, articulate, erudite, and lovely frog! In very warm water.

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 06:30 PM (knKQ1)

313 No. Monsieur Moo Moo Mirror Universe Marco Rubio Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (D2vc1) I thought it was Mirror Universe Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:30 PM (K2SnJ)

314 Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (D2vc1) Mirror Universe Mitt Romney, at one point at least. Seemed only slightly odder than the average 'Ron to begin with.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 06:30 PM (rp9xB)

315 Glad your friend made it through with everything dry. Every business that is still operable will make the recovery a little quicker. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 11:21 PM (rp9xB) He made it to work on Wednesday, I was shocked. He supplies produce to restaraunts and grocery stores. So that's a good sign. He said customers were buying.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:30 PM (Ri/rl)

316 And fill me in not till me in. Just going to shut up and listen now. Posted by: teej you make me smile

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:31 PM (9OyZa)

317 Mirror Universe Marco Rubio

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (D2vc1)

++++

I think it was MU Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 31, 2017 06:31 PM (FUu/Z)

318 Mirror Universe Mitt Romney, at one point at least. Seemed only slightly odder than the average 'Ron to begin with. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 11:30 PM (rp9xB) To begin with. Then he blew a head gasket somewhere along the line.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:31 PM (0mRoj)

319 redc1c4, LOL. SoCal: where even the WEATHER sneaks across the border!! ;-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 06:32 PM (eMKNe)

320 Mirror Universe Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Mirror Universe Amy Schumer at August 31, 2017 06:32 PM (K2SnJ)

321 Would you prefer all those castles in Spain or a view of the street from your window pane? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk0n4XqDG5c

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 31, 2017 06:33 PM (PUmDY)

322 In very warm water. Posted by: Only after the first date! at August 31, 2017 11:30 PM ( I know, the water is a nice 85 degrees. The cover can make it too hot. It cracked me up you asked if I was a frog because I've saved a frog the past 3 days. I move the frogs to the bushes where there's more water. And a bird bath.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:33 PM (Ri/rl)

323 Can anyone get Sleepy Sessions to give some thought to an anti-trust suit against Google?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 31, 2017 06:34 PM (oVJmc)

324 Hey Horde, need a spot of advice. I was making a play for some sex the other evening and I noticed my eyes were itching and burning. Any ideas? ----------- Wear goggles, dude. The babes will eat it up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 06:35 PM (w1zJX)

325 That op-ed about the breakdown of culture is well done. Thanks for posting it, Sir WeirdDave!

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:35 PM (9OyZa)

326 I thought it was Mirror Universe Mitt Romney? Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:30 PM (K2SnJ) Probably, I only knew it the other way. Little late to the party here.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 06:35 PM (D2vc1)

327 Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich?

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 06:36 PM (Ri/rl)

328 Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:31 PM (0mRoj) Yeah. I know the cobs were messing with his posts eventually, but they were wacked-out trolling for a while before. On a blog with a history of spectacular flame-outs his was memorable. Wish I could remember when the comments changed.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 06:36 PM (rp9xB)

329 And piano too? Sweet. Shouldv I keep my eyes and ears open for an inexpensive but playable bass? And a thought just hit. Would I rather be able to play accoustic guitar like Tommy Emmanuel or the keys like Elton. Neither could ever happen of course. Just barely adequate on drums. But if...

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:36 PM (qifx9)

330 Also a band called "The Dead South" with a song called "In hell I'll be in good company"
Quack! Quack!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 06:37 PM (mJ8mX)

331 >>Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich? Yes. He had an entire herd of tiny Giraffes.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 06:37 PM (MyHEM)

332 Geez. It is raining bears, frogs and Gonzos out there.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:37 PM (0mRoj)

333 Weird Dave: You have no idea how grateful I am that I completed all the courses for my major in history back before the Left took over the field. (No, I don't have a degree. History, yes. Science and math, no. I couldn't pass a course in either if you gave me a million bucks.) And I couldn't agree with you more about how western Europe became the dominant force in the world more. No, we are not smarter. But we do have two things going for us. 1) We place a premium on the possession of property and our legal system is property oriented. As Thomas Sowell has pointed out so many times, it is knowing that no one can take our property away from us that makes us confident enough to invest in big ideas and big projects. And 2) we do not suffer from the debilitating diseases that afflict the southern areas of the world. It's the classic North vs. South disparity; the closer you get to the equator you get, the less productive the population is. Malaria, Yellow Fever and whatever else flourishes in the warmer climates simply drains the energy needed to achieve more than a subsistence existence.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable Ca at August 31, 2017 06:37 PM (1vC3r)

334 Tax on remittances would be fairly clean.  Of course it will lead to evasion - cash shipments, plus a Mexican version of hawala (honor system of financial transfer using brokers).  Always remember, kids: dynamic response, measure/counter-measure.

So, remittance tax, plus some kind of specific tariff surtax (assuming NAFTA is kaputgemacht, or altered to allow such).

I've never cared at all about "Mexico paying for it" (I'm happy for us to pay for our own essential national security systems - do we expect others to pay for our carrier battle groups?).  It's kind of a stupid distraction from the main issue, but whatever.  It won't change anything, and it can be amusing as it drives the right people kookoobananas.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 31, 2017 06:38 PM (QDnY+)

335 327 Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich? Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:36 PM (Ri/rl) My guess was comfortably well off, but the hyperbole started there and went through the roof. His parents never seemed to have taught him humility.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:38 PM (K2SnJ)

336 >>Would I rather be able to play accoustic guitar like Tommy Emmanuel or the keys like Elton. Guitar. The piano hides your dick.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 06:38 PM (MyHEM)

337 331 >>Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich? Yes. He had an entire herd of tiny Giraffes. Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 11:37 PM (MyHEM) Opulence. He has it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:38 PM (0mRoj)

338 335 327 Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich? Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:36 PM (Ri/rl) My guess was comfortably well off, but the hyperbole started there and went through the roof. His parents never seemed to have taught him humility. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:38 PM (K2SnJ) Or integrity.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:39 PM (0mRoj)

339 Hey, congrats! on getting a job Insomniac.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 06:39 PM (MyHEM)

340 339 Hey, congrats! on getting a job Insomniac. Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 11:39 PM (MyHEM) Thanks! Just for clarification, it's still sporadic contract work, but it looks like it could get more regular.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:40 PM (0mRoj)

341 His parents never seemed to have taught him humility. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:38 PM (K2SnJ) Or integrity. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:39 PM (0mRoj) Mr. Paul Anka weeps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:40 PM (K2SnJ)

342 Made you smile? My work here is done for the evening then. Besides, it's window fan time. Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at August 31, 2017 06:41 PM (qifx9)

343 340 339 Hey, congrats! on getting a job Insomniac. Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 11:39 PM (MyHEM) Thanks! Just for clarification, it's still sporadic contract work, but it looks like it could get more regular. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:40 PM (0mRoj) Something is better than nothing. I say this as I am bitching about working 60 hours a week on second shift.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:41 PM (K2SnJ)

344 341 His parents never seemed to have taught him humility. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:38 PM (K2SnJ) Or integrity. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:39 PM (0mRoj) Mr. Paul Anka weeps. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:40 PM (K2SnJ) That's just the fuckin' way it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:41 PM (0mRoj)

345 >>Just for clarification, it's still sporadic contract work, but it looks like it could get more regular. I think the correct terminology is : An Gigolo.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 06:41 PM (MyHEM)

346 Moo-Moo had mere millionaires as his lawn jockeys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 31, 2017 06:41 PM (oVJmc)

347 If buzzion is about, he'll probably remember the skinny on Moo Moo.  I think he had a carwash (NOT a Walter White-style carwash, ahemm), so not sure about billionaire status.  I do recall he was obsessed with Akin's candidacy or existence or something.  As if Akin's opponent wasn't a catastrophically unfit person far worse for MO and the US than Akin could ever be.

Deplorable lady, Singapore's smack dab on the equator.  They've managed to turn "nothing into everything".  Of course there was some European country that spent some time there as a colonial power, name slips my mind right now - that probably had nothing to do with it.  Ditto for Hong Kong.  (!!!)


Posted by: rhomboid at August 31, 2017 06:42 PM (QDnY+)

348 Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich?

He sure claimed to be.  Acted low rent, though.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 06:42 PM (IcT7t)

349 Something is better than nothing. I say this as I am bitching about working 60 hours a week on second shift. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (K2SnJ) Oh it's much better than nothing. And 60 hour weeks on second shift? Ack!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:43 PM (0mRoj)

350 Tomorrow, the first two of four cruise ships which were barred from returning to Galveston by the storm, make port here. Many passengers did disembark when the ships re-provisioned in New Orleans. But most remained on board, and it'll be interesting to hear their take on whatever news reached them while they were at sea. FYI, those ships only dial-up CNN for what passes as "news" on deck. I'll report in on this on tomorrow's ONT. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 06:43 PM (MGCfm)

351 345 >>Just for clarification, it's still sporadic contract work, but it looks like it could get more regular. I think the correct terminology is : An Gigolo. Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (MyHEM) At least people know the part I'm playing.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:43 PM (0mRoj)

352 Hmm...looks like the Euros just fined Google $2.7B in an anti-trust ruling...

I'd like to see some of that come down here, particularly if Google is becoming the American Purity Police...

Break up Android like AT&T.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 31, 2017 06:44 PM (oVJmc)

353 Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 11:43 PM (MGCfm) Good to hear from you. Continue to stay safe.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:44 PM (0mRoj)

354 >>>339 Hey, congrats! on getting a job Insomniac. That's awesome I told you being in top 10 doesn't pay that well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 06:44 PM (ZTRlp)

355 318 Mirror Universe Mitt Romney, at one point at least. Seemed only slightly odder than the average 'Ron to begin with. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 11:30 PM (rp9xB) To begin with. Then he blew a head gasket somewhere along the line. Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:31 PM (0mRoj) I've said it before that some people that others swear up and down aren't trolls seem to immediately set out to prove they are intent on becoming one.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 06:45 PM (cAnNx)

356 What WD posted was on Insty today.......and now the professors that wrote it.......are under major SJW fire

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 06:45 PM (mMeIQ)

357 I ain't got nobody Nobody cares for me Nobody, nobody cares for me I'm so sad and lonely Sad and lonely, sad and lonely Won't some sweet mama Come and take a chance with me 'Cause I ain't so bad

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:45 PM (0mRoj)

358 That's awesome I told you being in top 10 doesn't pay that well Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 31, 2017 11:44 PM (ZTRlp) Now if I could only be in Top 40...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 06:46 PM (0mRoj)

359 Deplorable Lady with Deplorable Cats, (cute nic) interesting remarks about western Europe, property, and North vs. south. if you watch the path of Christianity, and by that, I mean protestant or Gospel belief in Christ, you can trace the prosperity following it. kinda cool.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:46 PM (9OyZa)

360 That's just the fuckin' way it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (0mRoj)



Hey!  That's my song's line!

Posted by: Bruce Hornsby at August 31, 2017 06:46 PM (JO9+V)

361 348 Moo Moo was the guy that was super rich, billionaire rich? He sure claimed to be. Acted low rent, though. Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 11:42 PM (IcT7t) Very intent on telling everyone how they should live their life like him, such as not celebrating any holidays. Amazing how people don't like being told how they should behave about things by people acting superior and above it all huh.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 06:47 PM (cAnNx)

362 @343 Something is better than nothing. ------------------ This. My current job pays crap, is extremely short term, and had me spending a notable amount of time today out in temperatures well over 100F. But it's a job.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:48 PM (Q6qiA)

363 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 11:45 PM (mMeIQ) Of course they are. They committed the revolutionary act of telling the truth and must be destroyed before they can cause people to look beyond government for salvation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 06:48 PM (rp9xB)

364 334 Tax on remittances would be fairly clean. Of course it will lead to evasion - cash shipments, plus a Mexican version of hawala (honor system of financial transfer using brokers). Always remember, kids: dynamic response, measure/counter-measure. ---- Do you mean to imply the millions of illegal aliens living in this country illegally just might find a way around any method of imposing a tax on their transactions, such that they do not pay it, illegally?! Have you no compassion for these illegal aliens!

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 06:49 PM (knKQ1)

365 349 Something is better than nothing. I say this as I am bitching about working 60 hours a week on second shift. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (K2SnJ) Oh it's much better than nothing. And 60 hour weeks on second shift? Ack! Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 11:43 PM (0mRoj) Let's just say: I'm looking... when I can find the time. Any other single dudes do this? I have a closet in my apartment full of clothes. We have a work polo and slacks combo we have to wear (except on Fridays when we have a 'white' polo and can wear 'Blue Jeans.') I find myself not even bothering to hang up the work clothes but just dig through the clean clothes basket and toss old stuff in the dirty clothes basket. The clothes in the closet hardly ever get touched. I took vacation a couple of weeks ago though- it was Hawaiian shirts and shorts the whole damn time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:50 PM (K2SnJ)

366 goodnight, sweet Teej. drumming means you have strong arms, and i can tell you have a kind and faithfilled soul. great combo. Yes, please...i would like another bass. maybe 3rd time's a charm. please do keep your eye out? it should be a smallish one. let your light shine.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 06:51 PM (9OyZa)

367 When I think Gyrobus, I think Jerry Brown. The speed of the gyroscopes themselves would probably be enough to melt tungsten. Again, a mass transit system in a sprawling city has no use. A small tight city, maybe.

Posted by: Corona at August 31, 2017 06:51 PM (zIb93)

368 So what have I missed besides CNN going all Green Helmet guy in Texas?

Are the Texan Morons faring well?

Heard rumours of outrageously rapist gas prices. Here they jumped about twenty cents a gallon overnight and my Wal-Mart is out of the plastic five gallon gas cans.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 31, 2017 06:51 PM (hvqfu)

369 the meme in the media is, immigrants rebuilt Nawlins after Katrina, documented and undocumented. That's the line they're hoping the RINO squishes bite on (after the pillow). I'm an immigrant (legal), and to that I say, bugger off.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 06:52 PM (6FqZa)

370 @359 if you watch the path of Christianity, and by that, I mean protestant or Gospel belief in Christ, you can trace the prosperity following it. kinda cool. ------------------ Given that a prosperous society all but requires the understanding that you don't cut someone's head off just because they looked at you funny, and given that a good-sized chunk of the Holy Bible (both Old and New Testament) revolves around telling people not to cut someone's head off because they looked at you funny... ... it's understandable.

Posted by: junior at August 31, 2017 06:53 PM (Q6qiA)

371 booknlass, wait 'til you read about the Hajnal Line. Now that is a red pill.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 06:53 PM (6FqZa)

372 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at August 31, 2017 06:53 PM (c8EhQ)

373 That's the line they're hoping the RINO squishes bite on (after the pillow). The RINO squishes will bite on whatever the Chamber of Commerce and their wives tell them to.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 31, 2017 06:54 PM (IqV8l)

374 Very intent on telling everyone how they should live their life like him, such as not celebrating any holidays. Amazing how people don't like being told how they should behave about things by people acting superior and above it all huh. Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 11:47 PM (cAnNx) He liked to argue. Ace had thrown up a post about some superhero movie and he was denigrating the 'Superhero' genre. I pointed out that this was a more healthy thing for the culture to fixate on in it's story telling than the Vampire craze or the fifty third paranormal movie. He insisted it was childish. It was sometimes hard to tell if he was just faux trolling, serious, or just a troll.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 06:54 PM (K2SnJ)

375 booknlass.... When we went to Ireland many moons ago.....I couldn't believe how fast Christianity had grown so fast

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 06:56 PM (mMeIQ)

376 No Irish.

Posted by: Olson Johnson at August 31, 2017 06:57 PM (c8EhQ)

377 18 I first saw GWTW in 1970 in a theater. If you had told me then that it would someday be banned I would have laughed in your face. smfh.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 31, 2017 10:08 PM (CNHr1)



I remember when, before cable tv, when it was one of the "big" movies that came on network TV every year.


The others being "The Ten Commandments" and "The Wizard of Oz"

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at August 31, 2017 06:58 PM (1JnAL)

378 BTH.....How did I not know you were an immigrant?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 06:59 PM (mMeIQ)

379 Re bourgeois values - Gertrude Himmelfarb made a similar argument in "The De-Moralization of Society", except she compared modern morality to the Victorian virtues of respectability, self-help, discipline, orderliness, etc. Modern morality does not come off well.

Posted by: biancaneve at August 31, 2017 06:59 PM (A/iod)

380 Malaria, Yellow Fever and whatever else flourishes in the warmer climates simply drains the energy needed to achieve more than a subsistence existence. Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable Ca at August 31, 2017 11:37 PM (1vC3r) Also, diseases aside, the living is somewhat easy; they don't need to get out and hustle to prepare, preserve food and build shelter for severe cold weather; food is relatively easy to come by year round, and you won't freeze to death in monsoons. They really don't build up much gumption or strong work ethic because there is no real need for any.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:00 PM (ihmYw)

381 204 So today, Rush was talking about Paul Anka.
Seems some group hired him to play a gig at Mar-A-Lago on December 5th. Paid him $75k in advance.
Then Charlottesville happens and all of a sudden, after 40 years in the public eye, Trump is a racist.
So, the group decides to move their party to another venue, on another date, and expected that Paul Anka would agree to the change.
Mr. Anka had a family thing on the new date and said Sorry No Can Do.
The group asked him to refund the money they paid him, and Mr. Anka said Sorry Not Sorry.
He's keeping the money.

Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 10:56 PM (26wh7)



Pretty common for celebrities to do that.


It keeps the people putting the show on from booking them for one date and then trying to come back and move to a different date.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at August 31, 2017 07:00 PM (1JnAL)

382 Hi all, hope you are well tonight. Busy day at work so I took a nap early and I'm now headed back to bed. *Waves to all, I'll prolly be up unable to sleep in a few hours.*

Posted by: Farmer at August 31, 2017 07:00 PM (yJ1e6)

383 BTH.....How did I not know you were an immigrant? Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 11:59 PM (mMeIQ) He is also a published author.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:01 PM (ihmYw)

384 379 Re bourgeois values - Gertrude Himmelfarb made a similar argument in "The De-Moralization of Society", except she compared modern morality to the Victorian virtues of respectability, self-help, discipline, orderliness, etc. Modern morality does not come off well. ---------- BURN THE WITCH!!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 31, 2017 07:01 PM (c8EhQ)

385 299 Were moo moo and MUMR the same person?
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (Ri/rl)

No.

Monsieur Moo Moo

Mirror Universe Marco Rubio

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (D2vc1)



Wasn't it Mirror Universe Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at August 31, 2017 07:01 PM (1JnAL)

386 Something is better than nothing. I say this as I am bitching about working 60 hours a week on second shift. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (K2SnJ) So, young whippersnapper, you goof off on both days of the weekends? Sleep late weekdays, too? Where's your work ethic! Anything less than 12 hour days, six days a week is just being a slacker. - Your Granpa

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 07:02 PM (knKQ1)

387 Yes, it was Mirror Universe Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 31, 2017 07:03 PM (c8EhQ)

388 371 I just skimmed an article in wikipedia about the hajnal line. I hadn't heard of it until you brought it to my attention. my initial reaction is puzzlement. I guess I don't really understand this expression 'red pill.' more info, please?

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:04 PM (9OyZa)

389 ALH and Ashley: In 1991, a community near me, Cerritos, was building their Center for the Performing Arts, and spending piles of cash to develop the thing. Well, they wanted to open it up with a BIG splash. So they actually managed to book, for the very first act there... Frank Sinatra. The city of Cerritos got him to sign a contract and everything. So everyone at the city was mindbendingly excited... and then came the news, the Center couldn't be finished in time for Frank's performance dates, and it would take up to 6 months longer to finish the building and make it performance- and audience-ready. So now the Cerritos people were scared shitless. They'd heard how difficult Frank could be, and figured if they asked him to push back his performance dates, he'd be super-pissed. As it turns out... Sinatra was very understanding. His people simply asked, "well, when do you think he can perform?" They gave him a date they *knew* the construction crew etc could hit, and the show went on, on that later date. Sinatra also took the time during his performance to mention what a beautiful place he thought it was. Anyway, wish I could have seen him then in Cerritos. All the shows were sold out in literally seconds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:05 PM (eMKNe)

390 Things I just learned this week aren't common knowledge: 1. Fire ants make floating colonies when it floods 2. Streets in Houston are deliberately designed to hold water I wonder what I don't know that's common knowledge for the rest of y'all. Probably stuff like what to do when there is snow (my assumption has always been that one simply dies). (OK, so I did see some snow once and didn't die, but I wasn't a happy camper either.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 31, 2017 07:05 PM (JPRju)

391 Yes, it was Mirror Universe Mitt Romney. Posted by: Cicero ------------- He kind of devolved. It was like he began skipping his meds, then dropped off them altogether.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 07:06 PM (5IJky)

392 So, young whippersnapper, you goof off on both days of the weekends? Sleep late weekdays, too? Where's your work ethic! Anything less than 12 hour days, six days a week is just being a slacker. - Your Granpa Posted by: Only after the first date! at September 01, 2017 12:02 AM (knKQ1) You joke, but my grandfather worked every Saturday at the machine shop as a tool and die maker at 60 years old- although it was always half days on Saturdays, IIRC.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 07:06 PM (K2SnJ)

393 386 Something is better than nothing. I say this as I am bitching about working 60 hours a week on second shift. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 11:41 PM (K2SnJ) So, young whippersnapper, you goof off on both days of the weekends? Sleep late weekdays, too? Where's your work ethic! Anything less than 12 hour days, six days a week is just being a slacker. - Your Granpa Posted by: Only after the first date! at September 01, 2017 12:02 AM (knKQ1) Luxury! We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 07:06 PM (0mRoj)

394 Red pill and Blue pill are references to the now old movie The Matrix. Much like Alice drinking potions.

One of the pills would kick you out of virtual reality while the other would keep you there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 31, 2017 07:06 PM (hvqfu)

395 Does anyone else think CNN is trying to subtly rewrite history with their decade shows? I always thought so, but the upcoming show on PRR previews are blatant. They are awful.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 31, 2017 07:06 PM (PUmDY)

396 Tammy.......>I do know he is a published author

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 07:07 PM (mMeIQ)

397 like what to do when there is snow ------------ Write your name in it, natch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 07:07 PM (5IJky)

398 Gertrude Himmelfarb is Bill Kristol's mother. So that's one in the minus column for her.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:07 PM (8O3HH)

399 "Write your name in it, natch."

With a stick!  With a stick!

Posted by: AOSHQ Comm. for Prevention of Vice/Promotion of Virtue at August 31, 2017 07:08 PM (QDnY+)

400 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 01, 2017 12:06 AM (5IJky) Agree, I don't think he started off as such an ass. In fact I remember him being kind of funny.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:09 PM (ihmYw)

401 And Bill Kristol's father is Werner Klemperer. "I KNOW NOTHING!!!!!1!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:09 PM (eMKNe)

402 399 "Write your name in it, natch." With a stick! With a stick! Posted by: AOSHQ Comm. for Prevention of Vice/Promotion of Virtue at September 01, 2017 12:08 AM (QDnY+) Oh, piss off.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

403 *beats the Virtue Squad with a stick to see if they like it*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 31, 2017 07:09 PM (hvqfu)

404 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at September 01, 2017 12:07 AM (mMeIQ) Ah, good!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:09 PM (ihmYw)

405 westminsterdogshow, I found it enthralling that there are legends of the Lord Jesus Christ visiting Great Britain as a youth with his uncle, Joseph of Aramithea, who was a tin merchant. and the Irish monks copied the Bible, keeping it alive when the rest of Europe was burning. "the Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any 2 edged sword. . ."

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (9OyZa)

406 mostly a self-published author. reputable publishing houses tend not to pull manuscripts out of Boulder porta potties. well, excepting maybe Tor Books.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (6FqZa)

407 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 01, 2017 12:05 AM (JPRju) Well, Houston isn't exactly known for its large amounts of snow so you're probably good there. It *can* get ice n the roads though, even that isn't common though, and if it does you *really* want to stay off the bridges since they are much too steep to be safe when icy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (rp9xB)

408 Doesn't Tucker have a famous mom, too? Like a journalist?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (ihmYw)

409 With a stick! With a stick! Posted by: AOSHQ Comm. for Prevention of Vice/Promotion of Virtue --------- You guys are real killjoys.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (5IJky)

410 but, yeah, str8 outta Algeria and born in London before that. i've mentioned that or at least alluded to it a few times

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:10 PM (6FqZa)

411 Tucker Carlson actually did a funny cameo on The King Of Queens.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:11 PM (eMKNe)

412 I found it enthralling that there are legends of the Lord Jesus Christ visiting Great Britain as a youth with his uncle, Joseph of Aramithea, who was a tin merchant. "And did those feet in ancient time..." Beautiful song.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:12 PM (ihmYw)

413 bth, wow! Had no idea.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:12 PM (eMKNe)

414 and the Irish monks copied the Bible, keeping it alive when the rest of Europe was burning. "the Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any 2 edged sword. . ." Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:10 AM (9OyZa) I suppose you could get a paper cut, but that really doesn't compare.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 07:13 PM (0mRoj)

415 qdp, didn't know Klemperer was basically an entertainer in WWII - Special Services, in the Pacific.  Makes sense, I guess.  Lots of people his age, with native German, were in intel/civil affairs in Europe (like Kissinger).

Posted by: AOSHQ Comm. for Prevention of Vice/Promotion of Virtue at August 31, 2017 07:13 PM (QDnY+)

416 AOSHQ, yup. I believe Klemperer was also actually Jewish.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:14 PM (eMKNe)

417 as for Hajnal / red pill: the Hajnal Line explains (to some) how Western European culture, meaning the Carolingian Empire (France, Germany, northern Italy, and their eventual colony southern England), ended up ruling the planet and how the other nations in Europe (Poland, southern Italy, Ireland, the rest of Britain) ended up relatively backward. Spain and Portugal are something of its own story, on account of being stuck with Arab and Berber rule for so long.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:14 PM (6FqZa)

418 Here's another thing that would be classified as verboten under the GWTW rules. Police Squad (TV precursor to the Naked Gun films). Skip to minute 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1OJBtU7a6w

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 07:14 PM (/qEW2)

419 From Tucker's bio, he had a mother and a stepmom. His mother was Lisa McNear, and she left them when Tucker was 6. Don't know much about the story, it didn't go into details. Some digging might find 'em. His father remarried and the stepmother is Patricia Swanson, of the Swanson's frozen food empire.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:14 PM (8O3HH)

420 Someone has Sock Cling

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 31, 2017 07:14 PM (hvqfu)

421 414 and the Irish monks copied the Bible, keeping it alive when the rest of Europe was burning. ------ The Great European Fire of 1308?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 31, 2017 07:15 PM (c8EhQ)

422 Werner and his father, both being Jewish, fled Nazi Germany before the start of WWII.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 31, 2017 07:16 PM (hvqfu)

423 Ireland mighta coulda been a contenda, but they got raped hard by the Vikings and then by the Normans and then even harder by the English.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:16 PM (6FqZa)

424 393 ...eat a handful of hot gravel, ... You had HOT gravel!?

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 07:16 PM (knKQ1)

425 bnl....have never heard of Christ himself visiting Ireland. Book of Kells......beautiful

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 07:16 PM (mMeIQ)

426 ...mind you, the Irish themselves had some useless native nobles who were also pretty brutish. At least they had whiskey.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:17 PM (6FqZa)

427 Anna, with the timely application of no-cling sheets!

Speaking of which - Mrs Peel above was looking for inside tips, so. Used dryer sheets are outstanding in the brass cleaning process (for reloading).  Put 'em in the walnut shell/corn cob medium you're using in the tumbler, they suppress dust and absorb lots of the residue/lead that comes off the cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 31, 2017 07:18 PM (QDnY+)

428 I suppose you could get a paper cut, but that really doesn't compare. Posted by: Insomniac ---------- Parchment

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 07:19 PM (5IJky)

429 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:14 AM (8O3HH) Oh, okay; that isn't who I'm thinking of. It must just be a same-name but no relation thing. Thank you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:19 PM (ihmYw)

430 Night all.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (rp9xB)

431 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Volunteering for the hurricane relief effort.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (IcT7t)

432 At least they had whiskey. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo ---------- I've never figured out why they didn't develop vodka.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (5IJky)

433 416 AOSHQ, yup. I believe Klemperer was also actually Jewish. Posted by: qdpsteve at September 01, 2017 12:14 AM (eMKNe) -------- His dad was Otto Klemperer, a Jew married to a Gentile and an orchestra conductor in Germany. He kept a fascinating diary of his life under Nazi rule.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (c8EhQ)

434 428 I suppose you could get a paper cut, but that really doesn't compare. Posted by: Insomniac ---------- Parchment Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 01, 2017 12:19 AM (5IJky Do you think before paper people got scroll arm?

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (cAnNx)

435 Insomniac, I want to say something to you. Tonight after work, I went to one of those food stores with a super deli that makes italian, chinese, and great american food, and had some supper. Then i shopped for a few items. 5 or 6 times, this nice looking guy and i made eye contact. each time, he was expressionless. so i stayed that way too. He was walking out to his truck just after I did. As I put my truck into reverse, I had this strong urge to put it back into park, fling open my door, and shout to him, "Is your name Insomniac?" weird, I know. but true.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:20 PM (9OyZa)

436 Cicero, glad they were smart enough to get out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 31, 2017 07:22 PM (eMKNe)

437 There is a Margaret Carlson, famous lefty hack who used to be on a lot of the talking head shows. I couldn't stand her. I don't know what she's doing now.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:22 PM (8O3HH)

438 Really nice Hornsby song GD played live when he was in the lineup. Only one, I think. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKIq1Pmc8Q

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 31, 2017 07:23 PM (PUmDY)

439 bth.....you never told me that

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 31, 2017 07:23 PM (mMeIQ)

440 Cicero, his father was *that* Klemperer?  Thought Werner's dad and whole family immigrated to the US?  How did he end up back in Germany? The Klemperer diary you mention is indeed one of the best ones to emerge from inside Germany during the war.  I've noted it's heavily used in some of the best more recent books focusing on everyday, individual life in the old Reich in war-time.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 31, 2017 07:24 PM (QDnY+)

441 There is a Margaret Carlson, famous lefty hack who used to be on a lot of the talking head shows. I couldn't stand her. I don't know what she's doing now. Managing WKRP in Cincinnati ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at August 31, 2017 07:24 PM (AoK0a)

442 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:22 AM (8O3HH) Does she look kind of like Judith Miller? Because I used to confuse the two of them, I do remember that. ( I mean the one I thought was Tucker's mama and Judith Miller) Brb....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:27 PM (ihmYw)

443 Diarist in Germany during the war was Victor Klemperer, cousin of Otto.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 31, 2017 07:28 PM (QDnY+)

444 booknlass: ...As I put my truck into reverse, I had this strong urge to put it back into park, fling open my door, and shout to him, "Is your name Insomniac?"... Well, there's worse howdya-do's you could use. I mean, if you wanted to get to know a guy... HOWDY HORDELINGS and HORDELINGUS! Wait, wha? It's past my bedtime, but I'm a groan-up so I can stay up as long as I wanna. La la la la la.

Posted by: mindful webworker's third childhood at August 31, 2017 07:28 PM (4RRDi)

445 HAH, that's her! Funny, cuz she's younger than him! But again, I think I thought she and Judith Miller were the same person.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:29 PM (ihmYw)

446 - Your Granpa Posted by: Only after the first date! at September 01, 2017 12:02 AM (knKQ1) You joke, but my grandfather worked every Saturday at the machine shop as a tool and die maker at 60 years old- although it was always half days on Saturdays, IIRC. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 01, 2017 12:06 AM (K2SnJ) I'm glad to read that. It means you understand what it meant to him. If he's still above the sod, tell him so.

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 07:29 PM (knKQ1)

447 >>Does she look kind of like Judith Miller? She could. Just put Margaret Carlson in Google and her picture will show up. And Google Images will then get a bunch of 'em.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:30 PM (8O3HH)

448 370 @359 if you watch the path of Christianity, and by that, I mean protestant or Gospel belief in Christ, you can trace the prosperity following it. kinda cool. ------------------ Given that a prosperous society all but requires the understanding that you don't cut someone's head off just because they looked at you funny, and given that a good-sized chunk of the Holy Bible (both Old and New Testament) revolves around telling people not to cut someone's head off because they looked at you funny... ... it's understandable. It's more than that. Christianity gave us (tho it got it from Judaism) monotheism, from which the concept of absolute, objective right and wrong comes. That one of the 3 pillars responsible for modern western civilization (The other two are science/reason - the universe operates according to certain fixed laws that we can understand, and rule of law - laws apply universally to every human, king and commoner alike. We got those from the Greeks and English respectively.) No other civilization in the history of the world besides Western European/ American has incorporated all 3. It's the reason we're so successful.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 07:31 PM (zMICA)

449 Oh no, wait, that says married in 1972, not born. So she probably IS old enough to be his mom and I just made the name connection. But I did confuse her all the time with Judith Miller. This was probably back when I was watching a lot of Hardball, and still liked Chris Matthews despite his politics.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:31 PM (ihmYw)

450 Margaret younger than who? Tucker was born in 1969 according to his bio. Margaret Carlson was born in 1944.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:32 PM (8O3HH)

451 >> that says married in 1972, not born. Ahhh. '44 was the birth year.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:33 PM (8O3HH)

452 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:32 AM (8O3HH) See post right above you! How are you feeling lately? Ol' Arthur (RA) behaving himself or is he acting up?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:34 PM (ihmYw)

453 thanks Anna, I'd forgotten that part of the Matrix. and boulder terit hobo, my beliefs are these, that Western culture is Christian culture. The early church in Rome, then into Greece, across Europe (the mighty Luther) then fleeing to America. Those were Protestants. Western culture is Protestant not Catholic. The Catholics caused the dark ages, and nations who are predominantly Catholic, like Mexico, haven't prospered in the modern era as America has. Nations who persecute Jews and Christians decline. We're at risk of declining now, but there is resurgence, thank God.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:35 PM (9OyZa)

454 * jumping in without an orientation lesson * ...there are legends of the Lord Jesus Christ visiting Great Britain... And visiting the AmerIndians, according to the Book of Mormon (IIRC). Presumably between resurrection and ascension, when he could travel light. Which, regardless of the source of the idea, I always thought was a nice thought. I mean, the Son of God would like to touch all his earthly children, I would think.

Posted by: mindful webworker's theological conflations at August 31, 2017 07:35 PM (4RRDi)

455 Canceled Pooky's classes today. The college coudn't give him an official answer on what would transfer from the AF and what he would need to graduate. Unofficially, I talked to the registrar's office and almost none of his two-year degree from the AF would transfer and they wanted him to do two more years on top of the two years he'd already done at this college. They wanted him to get eight more "core classes" that were mostly theological, and he was not willing to stick around to take a ton of theology classes when he's trying to get a computer sciences degree. So, back to having no idea what to do. Sigh......

Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at August 31, 2017 07:36 PM (XKZwp)

456 The notion that the universe follows fixed laws is important, and it was wise of the Christians to accept that. The Muslims... sort of accepted that too. In places. Sporadically. Unfortunately there was always that temptation in Islam to promote God's Supreme Will over that. So there were great Islamic scientists, but they tended to thrive very far from the centres of Islamic power. In places like Central Asia, and Umayyad Spain.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:36 PM (6FqZa)

457 Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at September 01, 2017 12:36 AM (XKZwp) Oh honey.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:37 PM (ihmYw)

458 Arthur is going steady as he goes, making his presence always known. But nothing really bad with him lately, just he steady constant attention seeking.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:37 PM (8O3HH)

459 The Catholics caused the dark ages Wow...

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 07:39 PM (cAnNx)

460 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:37 AM (8O3HH) Bastard treats me the exact same way.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:39 PM (ihmYw)

461 and I would never say that the Catholics caused the Dark Ages. I would say that some of the Popes were useless and didn't help. But mostly the Church tried the best with what they had.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:39 PM (6FqZa)

462 Nations who persecute Jews and Christians decline. We're at risk of declining now, but there is resurgence, thank God. Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:35 AM (9OyZa) We're still declining, it just may have slowed down a bit. Whether it can be reversed remains to be seen. Also remains to be seen whether Trump will be just a speed bump on the road to Prog scum Hell.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 07:40 PM (Jcg9Q)

463 and I'm sorry to hear about the greedy university, pooky, that is trying to pull more tuition out of you.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 31, 2017 07:40 PM (6FqZa)

464 >> Bastard treats me the exact same way. Did you say you have RA too, or some other type?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:40 PM (8O3HH)

465 Jerry Springer running for governor of Ohio? LOL

Posted by: The Gimp at August 31, 2017 07:41 PM (JlSFP)

466 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:40 AM (8O3HH) I did not think I had it, but the doctors here say I do. I will admit that my hands now look like I do! But it's really only in my hands and feet, which I think is odd. I have several other immunology issues, though, so what's one more, right??? God bless us, everyone.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:44 PM (ihmYw)

467 ...Nations who persecute Jews and Christians decline. We're at risk of declining now, but there is resurgence, thank God. Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:35 AM (9OyZa) Identical circuitry, thought patterns there, ma'am. Has nothing to do with race, region or origin. Has EVERY thing to do with the hard-wiring of the human soul, mind and spirit. That whole Born Again thing, doesn't just portend to salvation, but to the entire experience of existence on this here planet. Western Civilization is the result. And what you've seen in the Texas' response one towards another from the storm, is the PROOF. Horde folk belong in Texas. It is your natural State. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 07:44 PM (MGCfm)

468 299 Were moo moo and MUMR the same person? Posted by: CaliGirl at August 31, 2017 11:18 PM (Ri/rl) No. Monsieur Moo Moo Mirror Universe Marco Rubio Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 11:25 PM (D2vc1) Wasn't it Mirror Universe Mitt Romney? Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at September 01, 2017 12:01 AM (1JnAL) Ok ok ok ok ok!!!! /s

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 07:45 PM (Jcg9Q)

469 The sucky part is that we really liked that college, having both attended there and now we were shown incompetence and obstinacy. This has been hard on Pooky, he only had one day of clases and really liked it.

Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at August 31, 2017 07:45 PM (XKZwp)

470 I miss all our comment tycoons

Posted by: NCKate at August 31, 2017 07:47 PM (QpIrM)

471 All our Catholic brethren must be elsewhere this evening. Lord hear our prayers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:47 PM (ihmYw)

472 Tammy, bless your heart. If your misery ever wants company, and the other Morons will tolerate it, we can have woe sessions or something. Note to non-Southern morons. Above is the most sincere form of "bless your heart", expressing sympathy and empathy The sarcastic form derives from it. Some seem to always think it's an insult.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:48 PM (8O3HH)

473 5 or 6 times, this nice looking guy and i made eye contact. each time, he was expressionless. so i stayed that way too. He was walking out to his truck just after I did. As I put my truck into reverse, I had this strong urge to put it back into park, fling open my door, and shout to him, "Is your name Insomniac?" weird, I know. but true. Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:20 AM (9OyZa) Wasn't me, but glad to know I was on your mind!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2017 07:49 PM (0mRoj)

474 Horde folk belong in Texas. It is your natural State.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 01, 2017 12:44 AM


We were stationed in San Antonio and I'm trying to convince Pooky to move back there, so I'm doing my part!

Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at August 31, 2017 07:49 PM (XKZwp)

475 All our Catholic brethren must be elsewhere this evening.
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I have been doing other, boring things...

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 07:49 PM (aT+Bx)

476 So, I'm enrolled In a Differential Equations course. My prof is from Poland and seems a merry soul. On Monday he mentioned the story about Macron's makeup expenses. I wonder if that story showed up in mainstream news or if perhaps my prof and I get our news i similar places. This is at the same university where T9 was teaching. I'm beginning to suspect he may not be a lefty. (There's at least one lefty in the math department. I've seen a sign on her door about being a hate-free zone, which makes me assume she must be pretty hateful.)

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 07:50 PM (ZapPq)

477 398 Gertrude Himmelfarb is Bill Kristol's mother. So that's one in the minus column for her. Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:07 AM (8O3HH) ------------------------ Well, it just goes to show you. One might think that the offspring of a great thinker like Irving Kristol and a brilliant scholar like Himmelfarb would be a bright light among the intellectualoids. But no. Even before Billy Boy went off the rails, he was ...unremarkable. He was smart enough and could write well enough but he was nothing special. What would his fate have been had his parents been Joe and Martha Schmoe?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2017 07:50 PM (0jtPF)

478 The Catholic priests selling indulgences, the burning of protestants as heretics, the Inquisition, and papal intrigue with Kings: these are some Dark Age elements. What do you think Luther was talking about? and do you think it was a coincidence that Gutenberg invented the printing press just before Luther exemplified a believer reading the Bible himself and questioning the Catholic priests' status of keeper of the scripture?

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:51 PM (9OyZa)

479 Lord hear our prayers. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 12:47 AM (ihmYw) I love and fellowship with all of my JPII kinda Catholic Brothers n' Sisters in Christ. And y'all need to effect a hostile takeover of your current CEO, and consign him to the Trump bin......"You're fired! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 07:51 PM (MGCfm)

480 ... italics, closed Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 07:52 PM (MGCfm)

481 Jim, the last thing you need after surviving Harvey is a night in the barrel!

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 07:54 PM (ZapPq)

482 478 The Catholic priests selling indulgences, the burning of protestants as heretics, the Inquisition, and papal intrigue with Kings: these are some Dark Age elements. What do you think Luther was talking about? and do you think it was a coincidence that Gutenberg invented the printing press just before Luther exemplified a believer reading the Bible himself and questioning the Catholic priests' status of keeper of the scripture? Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:51 AM (9OyZa) Because Protestants definitely didn't kill anyone. Nope nobody. It was only those evil Catholics that did that stuff.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 07:54 PM (cAnNx)

483
And y'all need to effect a hostile takeover of your current CEO, and consign him to the Trump bin......"You're fired!
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Yeah, we play the long game. He's old, and will eventually kick the bucket. That's the only benefit of having "elderly popes."

In the meantime, we starve the beast-- donate locally to our specific parish, but not to the things that the Archdiocese/ Vatican tell us we must support.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 07:54 PM (aT+Bx)

484 Now we're getting into the Ed Feser stuff. He has an interesting philosophy/theology blog. Warning: it has a Catholic spin. http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 31, 2017 07:55 PM (/qEW2)

485 I'm not a slow typist. I'm not a fast typist. I'm a half-fast typist. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 07:55 PM (MGCfm)

486 Canceled Pooky's classes today. ... Sigh......

Don't know if it helps any or not, but I'm looking at WGU for an online study for a computer security BS.  Allegedly cheaper as they throw as much at you as you care to take on, and you can keep on truckin' year round.  Last I looked it was about three grand every six months for tuition.  There's options for testing out of stuff and for transfer credits.

My brother, Psycho, is attending American Military University, also online.  He's going for their  Cybersecurity BS.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 07:56 PM (IcT7t)

487 Horde folk belong in Texas. It is your natural State.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 01, 2017 12:44 AM (MGCfm)
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i will bitterly cling to the #GoldenState of our youth, and not the #Failifornia it has become, for as long as possible. 

kindly keep my place at the table for me. 

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 07:56 PM (efxf0)

488 You actually think I'm going to let any of you filthy humans up here with me?

Posted by: God at August 31, 2017 07:57 PM (0mRoj)

489 446 - Your Granpa Posted by: Only after the first date! at September 01, 2017 12:02 AM (knKQ1) You joke, but my grandfather worked every Saturday at the machine shop as a tool and die maker at 60 years old- although it was always half days on Saturdays, IIRC. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 01, 2017 12:06 AM (K2SnJ) I'm glad to read that. It means you understand what it meant to him. If he's still above the sod, tell him so. Posted by: Only after the first date! at September 01, 2017 12:29 AM (knKQ1) Sadly, no. He passed away a few years ago in his 90s. He was a good man. A tank driver in Patton's army. I miss him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 07:57 PM (K2SnJ)

490 With me, once the initial flares of onset were over, the damned stuff got in my knees, and destroyed my right hip. It's likely an injury I had from a fall gave it a head start on the hip. It's everywhere, including my hands, but the damage is slower there. The hand damage is very common, but I've been lucky there so far.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 07:57 PM (8O3HH)

491 My brother, Psycho, is attending American Military University, also online. He's going for their Cybersecurity BS. Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 01, 2017 12:56 AM (IcT7t) So he's named Francis.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 07:57 PM (cAnNx)

492 He has an interesting philosophy/theology blog. Warning: it has a Catholic spin.
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He seems to be a Catholic who does not have a problem with the death penalty.

So... Old Testament guy.

Nice.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 07:57 PM (aT+Bx)

493 389 ALH and Ashley:

In 1991, a community near me, Cerritos, was building their Center for the Performing Arts, and spending piles of cash to develop the thing.

Well, they wanted to open it up with a BIG splash. So they actually managed to book, for the very first act there...

Frank Sinatra. The city of Cerritos got him to sign a contract and everything.

So everyone at the city was mindbendingly excited... and then came the news, the Center couldn't be finished in time for Frank's performance dates, and it would take up to 6 months longer to finish the building and make it performance- and audience-ready.

So now the Cerritos people were scared shitless. They'd heard how difficult Frank could be, and figured if they asked him to push back his performance dates, he'd be super-pissed.

As it turns out... Sinatra was very understanding. His people simply asked, "well, when do you think he can perform?" They gave him a date they *knew* the construction crew etc could hit, and the show went on, on that later date. Sinatra also took the time during his performance to mention what a beautiful place he thought it was.

Anyway, wish I could have seen him then in Cerritos. All the shows were sold out in literally seconds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 01, 2017 12:05 AM (eMKNe)



It was probably the 6 month delay that kept Sinatra under contract.


Plus, the Anka gig was in December, I'm betting he has a high demand level around the holidays.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at August 31, 2017 07:58 PM (1JnAL)

494 Are we reenacting the 30 years war here? I'd be fine to take up the banner for Mother Church if out current leader was not so... underwhelming.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 07:58 PM (K2SnJ)

495 Jim Sunk New Dawn: Horde folk belong in Texas. It is your natural State. Well, if you can't measure up to living in Oklahoma, I hear Texas (a/k/a South Oklahoma) is an acceptable substitute. (Seriously, we've got too much Austin and Houston in our OKC and Tulsa, but otherwise...)

Posted by: mindful webworker's fifth generation Oklahoma roots at August 31, 2017 07:59 PM (4RRDi)

496 Posted by: Jim at September 01, 2017 12:51 AM (MGCfm) I am as Protestant a soul as you will ever find, sir; was raised a Holy Roller, though I suspect I was a Jew in prior lives and lean Buddhist in many ways! But Thor is devoutly Catholic and I have come to understand them better now than I did when I was a child and terrified of them! Frankly, I think a God Who created how many millions of species of creatures and such probably enjoys variety far more than we give Him credit for.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 07:59 PM (ihmYw)

497 buzzion, just talking theology, and history. not trying to insinuate one person is better than another. all of us are equally able to do wrong.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 07:59 PM (9OyZa)

498 So he's named Francis.

No, Mama and Papa Basura actually used that on another brother.  He changed it as soon as he legally could.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:00 PM (IcT7t)

499 I think God sustains His faithful ones in many denominations. My background is Disciples of Christ, the denomination that brought us Ronald Reagan AND Jim Jones. 'Course now they've gone completely off the rails -- we had some leader of the denomination breaking several commandments attending demonstrations trying to convince everyone that Zimmerman's self-defense was a racist crime. Mr. Bassman and I don't even attempt to attend DoC churches anymore because they are likely to be anti-Scriptural.

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 08:00 PM (ZapPq)

500 497 buzzion, just talking theology, and history. not trying to insinuate one person is better than another. all of us are equally able to do wrong. Posted by: booknlass at September 01, 2017 12:59 AM (9OyZa) You're talking ignorance and bias.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 08:01 PM (cAnNx)

501 All our Catholic brethren must be elsewhere this evening.

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don't look at me: i gave up being Catholic for Lent one year, and never went back.  that being said, i'm not one to ignore fanciful history, as it were.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:01 PM (efxf0)

502 My brother, Psycho, is attending American Military University, also online. He's going for their Cybersecurity BS.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 01, 2017 12:56 AM (IcT7t)


Oh, I know there's options and Pooky had a website of over 400 colleges that would accept his CCAF degree. He was just spent after doing manual labor for 12 hours today, so I was willing to table the discussion.

Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at August 31, 2017 08:01 PM (XKZwp)

503 Austin Petersen wants to gut the military, impose a harshly recessive income tax, and "reform" corporate tax by giving no consideration to the costs of starting up a business versus the costs of maintaining a large, dominant one (since he declares he wants to treat them EXACTLY the same). Then on top of that he wants to legalize every drug possible, overtly give power to make laws (criminal punishments) to an out control judiciary, paralyze foreign policy by punting it to Congress even more than Obama did, and not even hint at border control and immigration policy among his priorities. And that is better than Claire McCaskill because . . . he says he wants to do it so he can reduce regulations on business and balance the federal budget? As with most "libertarians" masquerading as Republicans to get elected, there has got to be a better option.

Posted by: Sam at August 31, 2017 08:01 PM (J87Sn)

504 @ redc1c4. Drop me a line. Buncha collector stuff, kosher, compliant, scarce and desirable. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 08:02 PM (MGCfm)

505 Actually, I'm not. at all. Is that all you've got?

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 08:02 PM (9OyZa)

506 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 12:57 AM (8O3HH) That makes sense. I"m grateful that mine isn't any worse than what it is, let me tell ya. I broke all 10 toes at once in an unfortunate floor wax incident, and I am pretty sure that's partly to blame for my feet issues!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:02 PM (ihmYw)

507 I'd be fine to take up the banner for Mother Church if out current leader was not so... underwhelming.
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Catholic here.

I suspect that Francis has the plan, which is something of an extension of a plan kind of started by Benedict.

It goes like this:

1. Get all Christian religions to reconcile and become Catholic
2. Fold in Islam. One BILLION violent retards, oh yeah.
3. New World Order/ One World Religion
4. Pope is Defacto Lord of the World

/which is why I think Francis panders to the Islam. One billion more people to rule over.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:02 PM (aT+Bx)

508 We don't need no stinkin' shirts!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 31, 2017 08:03 PM (bIwZ6)

509 Oh, I know there's options and Pooky had a website of over 400 colleges that would accept his CCAF degree. He was just spent after doing manual labor for 12 hours today, so I was willing to table the discussion.

You'll someone a good wife someday.

Oh, wait, you already did.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:03 PM (IcT7t)

510 exactly, Shibumi! 1. Get all Christian religions to reconcile and become Catholic 2. Fold in Islam. One BILLION violent retards, oh yeah. 3. New World Order/ One World Religion 4. Pope is Defacto Lord of the World Evil to the core. from my studies of the Word, I know that God finds religion to be filthy.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 08:06 PM (9OyZa)

511 506 I broke all 10 toes at once in an unfortunate floor wax incident, and I am pretty sure that's partly to blame for my feet issues! Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 01:02 AM (ihmYw) Ow ow ow ow ow! Ow ow ow ow ow! That must have been awful! A dessert accident would have been less injurious.

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 08:07 PM (ZapPq)

512 "...Austin Petersen wants to gut the military, impose a harshly recessive income tax..." I don't know what this sub-thread is about, but I never saw any of those movies, anyway.

Posted by: mindful webworker's abject confusion at August 31, 2017 08:07 PM (4RRDi)

513 Drop me a line.
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match e-mail or another one?


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:07 PM (efxf0)

514 Dang, messed up my joke. Meant to say "dessert topping."

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 08:07 PM (ZapPq)

515 Because Protestants definitely didn't kill anyone. Nope nobody. It was only those evil Catholics that did that stuff. Posted by: buzzion at September 01, 2017 12:54 AM (cAnNx) Sure as Hell tried to make it so. - Tomas de Torquemada: First grand inquisitor in Spain

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 08:07 PM (knKQ1)

516 poor Tammy's toes. Poor kid!

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 08:08 PM (9OyZa)

517
You'll someone a good wife someday.

Oh, wait, you already did.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 01, 2017 01:03 AM (IcT7t)


Hah, thanks! The child therapist who gave Pookette flying colors today was impressed that her first instinct when Daddy's stressed is to cuddle up to him. Some boy is going to be very lucky in the future.

Posted by: pookysgirl is sick of uncertainty at August 31, 2017 08:08 PM (XKZwp)

518 before the religious war breaks out into banning territory, anyone up for a gun thread?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:09 PM (efxf0)

519 I find that there are facets of all 5 major religions that resonate with me...yes, even Islam, if you filter it through the poems of Rumi, and the Sufi mystics. I am partial to the mystics in any religion. We are all God's children, people. Some of them need to be sent straight back to their Maker for a good talking to, and I don't care if we use nukes to facilitate that meeting, but we ARE all God's children.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:10 PM (ihmYw)

520 Tammy al-Thor: ...I broke all 10 toes at once in an unfortunate floor wax incident, and I am pretty sure that's partly to blame for my feet issues! YE GAWDS, TAMMY! I've broken L & R little toes, possibly, repeatedly, and ached for that for ages. My only bone-break experience, but sufficent. I can't imagine. Floor wax incident must be classic.

Posted by: mindful webworker's sturdy skeleton at August 31, 2017 08:10 PM (4RRDi)

521 match e-mail or another one? Posted by: redc1c4 at September 01, 2017 01:07 AM (efxf0) Linked in nic. *break* Hasta la nite nite, Horde! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2017 08:11 PM (MGCfm)

522 All 10 toes at once? My Lord. I've got a foot issue myself, a big one in the left front. It's a ginormous rheumatoid nodule between the second and third toe. I was going to have it cut out a couple of years ago, but O-care screwed up the insurance, and the surgery center wasn't in the network, and so I'd have to get some other doc in network, blah, blah, blah. I just got mad, said the hell with it, and have been living with it. I'll get it cut out if and when it becomes too unbearable.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:11 PM (8O3HH)

523 A little redneck southern racist Rebel Flag music I was reminded of this evening by something I saw.

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sMmTkKz60W8

Might help a lot of leftys to listen to more Lynyrd Skynyrd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TgkCVDlrA

Posted by: X-ray at August 31, 2017 08:12 PM (ZKWca)

524 good night.

Posted by: booknlass at August 31, 2017 08:12 PM (9OyZa)

525 Posted by: Emmie at September 01, 2017 01:07 AM (ZapPq) LOL! It was, it was indeed very painful! For a few hours, and then it went numb, And then it was back to being horribly painful for months. And then I took up ballroom dancing and they have hurt again ever since! Well, until I had to quit dancing when I got the vestibular neuritis and couldn't walk for two years. But that's when I finally delurked here after years and years, so I can't say as I regret it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:15 PM (ihmYw)

526 Hah, thanks! The child therapist who gave Pookette flying colors today was impressed that her first instinct when Daddy's stressed is to cuddle up to him. Some boy is going to be very lucky in the future.

Shows that you do good work.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:15 PM (IcT7t)

527 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 01:11 AM (8O3HH) Oh God bless ya. I too often find myself wondering, "how bad do I really need these toes anyway?"

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:17 PM (ihmYw)

528 which is why I think Francis panders to the Islam. One billion more people to rule over. Posted by: shibumi at September 01, 2017 01:02 AM (aT+Bx) Putting other things aside, I think you think too much of him. He is a leftist liberation theology priest raised in a hard core communist country- but as a true believer. I hate to say this about the Holy Father, but I think that is his true religion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 08:17 PM (K2SnJ)

529 Posted by: mindful webworker's sturdy skeleton at September 01, 2017 01:10 AM (4RRDi) Dern toes HURT when you break the lil bastards, don't they?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:18 PM (ihmYw)

530 Because Protestants definitely didn't kill anyone. Nope nobody. It was only those evil Catholics that did that stuff. Posted by: buzzion at September 01, 2017 12:54 AM (cAnNx) We'll right that wrong in Civil War 2.0.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 08:18 PM (Jcg9Q)

531 369 the meme in the media is, immigrants rebuilt Nawlins after Katrina, documented and undocumented. That's the line they're hoping the RINO squishes bite on (after the pillow). I'm an immigrant (legal), and to that I say, bugger off. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
Hmmm. 'immigrant' + 'bugger off' = Mongolian!! We don't take YOUR kind around here!! Go back home you Yak jockey!! :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 08:19 PM (3AYSm)

532 518 before the religious war breaks out into banning territory, anyone up for a gun thread? Posted by: redc1c4 at September 01, 2017 01:09 AM (efxf0) Sure. Before the current outbreak of 60 hour weeks and Saturdays, I had the gun bug to buy my first AR. Have not done it (the local gunshop- Bud's guns is closed on Sundays IIRC.) Still trying to decide what I want to get. My buddy suggested a S&W M&P 15 Sport II, I believe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 31, 2017 08:19 PM (K2SnJ)

533 Putting other things aside, I think you think too much of him. He is a leftist liberation theology priest raised in a hard core communist country- but as a true believer. I hate to say this about the Holy Father, but I think that is his true religion. ---------- Mmmmmm...mmmm.mmmm...mmmmm!!!!!

Posted by: Pope Benedict XVI, Broadcasting from a broom closet in the Vatican at August 31, 2017 08:20 PM (c8EhQ)

534 before the religious war breaks out into banning territory, anyone up for a gun thread? Posted by: redc1c4 --- mebbe. Anyone have an informed opinion on a Remington 700 Long Range 4+1 30-06 SPRG 26"? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 08:20 PM (knKQ1)

535 It's heresy night at the HQ

Posted by: Sjg at August 31, 2017 08:20 PM (gDSJf)

536 And on that note, I must get up fairly early. Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 31, 2017 08:21 PM (Jcg9Q)

537 So, one of my favorite bands in the past, Deep Purple, is playing where I work this weekend. If I go early, I can catch some of the show.

I'm not sure what to do. Their keyboardist is dead, and I've kind of hated them since Ritchie Blackmore left. Plus... they're in their 70's, and I have no doubt that Gillans voice is totally augmented, since it's been augmented since the first time I saw them in the 80's. I also kind of think that maybe I've outgrown them.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:21 PM (aT+Bx)

538 It's heresy night at the HQ

I don't care what anybody says, I know the nerds caused the dork ages.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:22 PM (IcT7t)

539 Well, if you can't measure up to living in Oklahoma, I hear Texas (a/k/a South Oklahoma) is an acceptable substitute You do know how Oklahoma was founded, don't you? As the settlers were coming across the prairie, when they got to Oklahoma there was a sign that said "Texas, turn left". Those that could read....turned.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 08:22 PM (zMICA)

540 Posted by: Pope Benedict XVI, Broadcasting from a broom closet in the Vatican at September 01, 2017
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Do you think that someone has to taste his food before he eats to to make sure it's not poisoned?


Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:22 PM (aT+Bx)

541 Now for something really different. The cats were getting spooked, and there is some varmit lurking outside. It makes a strange cry. I think it's a fox, which I've seen around here. I listened to clips of various animal cries that I thought it might be a while back when I first heard it, and decided that was what it was. I turned the lights on and made noise. But if anything gets after my babies, out comes the shootin' iron....

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:22 PM (8O3HH)

542 Linked in nic. Posted by: Jim at September 01, 2017 01:11 AM What Jim's nic link looks like: http://acecomments.mu.nu/j_seigler@hotmail.com which will, of course, net you a 404. It looks for a page on AOSHQ. I THINK you have to put "mailto:" before the email address to make it work. May need more characters. Not sure. Let me know what you've found, if anything. _____ The unofficial, unauthorized Ace of Spades Blog Commenters Survival Guide still in need of updating http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg

Posted by: mindful webworker's technical squeaking at August 31, 2017 08:23 PM (4RRDi)

543 523: or Hank Williams Jr. https://youtu.be/3cQNkIrg-Tk

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 08:23 PM (3AYSm)

544 Posted by: shibumi at September 01, 2017 01:21 AM (aT+Bx) OH hell, just go. Unless it's really expensive.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:23 PM (ihmYw)

545 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 01:22 AM (8O3HH) I hate situations like that, the wild critter is probably scared or hurt or has babies of its own, but yet you can't let it hurt your own babies.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:25 PM (ihmYw)

546 I turned the lights on and made noise. But if anything gets after my babies, out comes the shootin' iron.... -------- Toxic masculinity rips the living shit out of our fragile ecosystem, and Gaia weeps.

Posted by: Pope Benedict XVI, Broadcasting from a broom closet in the Vatican at August 31, 2017 08:26 PM (c8EhQ)

547 I have stubbed my toes enough to make all of 'em turn all shades of red, purple, yellow, and blue. I thought I had broken 'em, but not. I did that twice using a cane getting up to go pee in the middle of night. That was when the hip was getting really bad before I got it replaced. I would stub my toes on the damn cane maneuvering in tight spaces in the dark.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:26 PM (8O3HH)

548 OH hell, just go. Unless it's really expensive.
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I'm working after the show is over. I'll see it for free. I see everything for free.

However, I've been doing this a long time so after the first 15 years or so, you lose the ability to enjoy anything except a handful of bands.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:27 PM (aT+Bx)

549 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 01:26 AM
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Are you one of the INTJ crowd publius? If yes, I can explain things, LOL.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:28 PM (aT+Bx)

550 or you just type the first few letters in the "To:" line, and it appears, from when he sold us the infamous Class 3 O/U shotgun of fame and legend.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:28 PM (efxf0)

551 Putting other things aside, I think you think too much of him. From an outsider's perspective, it ain't him that you have to worry about, it's the cabal that broke with how many hundreds of years of tradition to install him. That's some scary shit right there, because they figured he was the one least likely to rock the boat, so I reckon there's a lot more worse than him behind the scenes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:29 PM (ihmYw)

552 ...when they got to Oklahoma there was a sign that said "Texas, turn left". That was how we weeded out the easily-distracted.

Posted by: mindful webworker's detour signs at August 31, 2017 08:29 PM (4RRDi)

553 Shibumi, I'm INTP(-T). You got me interested that stuff the other night and I took one of the tests.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:30 PM (8O3HH)

554 523: or Hank Williams Jr.

https://youtu.be/3cQNkIrg-Tk

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 01, 2017 01:23 AM (3AYSm)


Cajun Navy theme song?

Posted by: X-ray at August 31, 2017 08:30 PM (ZKWca)

555 Tammy al-Thor #529: Dern toes HURT when you break the lil bastards, don't they?! That was most certainly my experience!! Wore sandals for several years after the worst break. When I tried to go back to shoes, I found that I had to go up 1 or more sizes from the shoesize I'd had all my adult life, simply (I assume) because my foot bones were allowed to spread out more. IOW, I'd been wearing cramped shoes since I was 18.

Posted by: mindful webworker's dubious shoe size, ladies.... at August 31, 2017 08:31 PM (4RRDi)

556 465 Jerry Springer running for governor of Ohio? LOL
The press conferences would be more fun! I think he was mayor of Cincinnati at one time.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 31, 2017 08:31 PM (3AYSm)

557 ...no doubt that Gillans voice is totally augmented... Dang, he was great. Born for the part of JC Superstar, too.

Posted by: mindful webworker's musical mediocrity at August 31, 2017 08:33 PM (4RRDi)

558 ...Pope Benedict XVI, Broadcasting from a broom closet in the Vatican... Laughed at that one

Posted by: mindful webworker's jaded tastes at August 31, 2017 08:35 PM (4RRDi)

559 Anyone have an informed opinion on a Remington 700 Long Range 4+1 30-06 SPRG 26"?
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given that the 700 platform has been adopted as a issue sniper rifle more than once, and they have been building them for decades, it the price point is competitive, and it has the features your friend wants, go for it. there ought to be some reviews on line, assuming it's been out a bit, so, if no one says "It's Shit!" it's likely a decent gun.

the 30.06 has killed more than its fair share of creatures over the years, and comes in a variety of flavors, so it oughta git'er done, no matter what the intended use.

having just picked up an FN action Weatherby (1961) in 300 Weatherby Magnum, i'm not in the market currently for another bolt action 30.06, of which i have several.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:36 PM (efxf0)

560 Shibumi, I'm INTP(-T). You got me interested that stuff the other night and I took one of the tests.
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I thought you were an "N."

That's what matters in this case, the "N."

Confession: I have always been somewhat of a klutz. I can work in dangerous situations and be fine ,but at home, I will trip on nothing. I run into the corner of the counter and I am forever stubbing my toes, or dropping something on them. Right now, both big goes have some sort of injury until the toenail.

N's live in their heads. They are so busy thinking that they can be klutzes.

In other words: thoughts can, at times, be more interesting than the external world, and doing things like "navigating the kitchen without running into something."

BTW... the "P" designation means you're fun!

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:36 PM (aT+Bx)

561 Well, as I was going on about in one of those threads the other night or two, I did remember I was INTP (well, thought so) from all sorts of tests we took in college. Damned psych elective, and at the time, I hated the social "sciences" crap. I had to take one of them. Anyway, I wanted to be Mr. Spock at the time (majoring in Physics -- and a damn lot of good I did with it....:sigh . It surprised me that I scored off the charts on "empathy". I remember they said I "pegged the meter" on that metric, and to get a proper score would require scaled up tests. I thought that was B.S., but the older and wise psych docs schooled me on it, describing me to a T, showing. And reading that information on the INTP category had the same effect. Ringing bells about my own behavior and how others see and relate to me. I'm not as dismissive of all that now, and it's sort of fun to read up on it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:37 PM (8O3HH)

562 The unofficial, unauthorized
Ace of Spades Blog Commenters Survival Guide
still in need of updating
http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg
Posted by: mindful webworker's technical squeaking at September 01, 2017 01:23 AM (4RRDi)
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when i link my e-mail addy (one of them) i just put it in there, all by its lonesome.

that way the reader can simply copy and paste.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 08:39 PM (efxf0)

563 541 Now for something really different. The cats were getting spooked, and there is some varmit lurking outside. It makes a strange cry. I think it's a fox, which I've seen around here. I listened to clips of various animal cries that I thought it might be a while back when I first heard it, and decided that was what it was. I turned the lights on and made noise. But if anything gets after my babies, out comes the shootin' iron.... Posted by: publius Thanks for the warning. Keep looking for that fox. Hey, are you missing a laptop? - Sneaky Raccoon, with little fingers, on a stolen laptop, in the shadows

Posted by: Only after the first date! [i] at August 31, 2017 08:39 PM (knKQ1)

564 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 01:26 AM (8O3HH) Hurts like a sonofabitch just to stub them. I broke all 10 plus some bones in my left foot. Mama had just waxed this little 3 foot patch of floor we had in front of the front door; the rest of the floor was carpeted, but they had to leave the floor bare right there so the door would open. The stairs ended at that bare patch. I didn't realize she had waxed it and came running down the stairs to answer the phone before one of my brothers did and hit that wet floor at full speed. Slid right into the door. It happened so fast my feet stayed flat, too. Everyone heard it ; my youngest brother thought it was firecrackers. My mama, who was a nurse practitioner and tough as nails, was tired and didn't want to go back to the hospital after working a double shift and then cleaning the house, decided I should be able to wait and see how it felt in a few days! It was months before I could even wear shoes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:40 PM (ihmYw)

565 >> - Sneaky Raccoon, with little fingers, on a stolen >> laptop, in the shadows Oh, you must have forgotten what I did to one of your little friends who picked a fight with one of my cats several years ago..... Seriously, I'm such a pussy about animals, it's embarrassing. I felt bad about killing that raccoon, and have felt bad about every damned animal I've had to kill. But don't mess with my cats. If I got another dog, they can be good about keeping varmits away like that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:44 PM (8O3HH)

566 Mindful, love your blog tips!

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 08:45 PM (ZapPq)

567 The cross of Jesus portrays the full measure of the supreme devotion of the true shepherd for even the unworthy members of his flock. It forever places all relations between God and man upon the family basis. God is the Father; man is his son. Love, the love of a father for his son, becomes the central truth in the universe relations of Creator and creature.... The cross forever shows that the attitude of Jesus toward sinners was neither condemnation nor condonation, but rather eternal and loving salvation....

Posted by: Devotion at August 31, 2017 08:46 PM (QjxTy)

568 Dang, he was great. Born for the part of JC Superstar, too.
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Here's the thing. The first time I saw them was maybe '84 or so. When the bank reformed. Yes, it was a decade later than their heyday, but Gillan should have sounded good.

But.. he didn't. I knew NOTHING about things back then, but I did know that he sounded nothing like he did on the albums.

Which could mean that they've been processing him for years.

Or that after he left Purple in the 70's, his voice was trashed.

BTW... that's one of the reasons that Ritchie Blackmore left the band in the 90's; he felt Gillan sounded absolutely awful.

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:48 PM (aT+Bx)

569 Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at August 31, 2017 08:49 PM (ZapPq)

570 N's live in their heads. They are so busy thinking that they can be klutzes. In other words: thoughts can, at times, be more interesting than the external world, and doing things like "navigating the kitchen without running into something." ---------------------------- Oh yes, indeed. Back in college, some girl I was seeing to me, "How can you just sit there and stare at the wall?!" "I'm thinking". She could not (and a lot of people) grasp how anyone could do that. IIRC, I was going over some deep part of the Maxwellian dance of EM Theory for some course, trying to something subtle to "click" in head. My balance and all that has always been very good. But what's messing me up is this damnable RA Tammy and I were discussing. Because of the damage and the pain, I can't react lightning fast to keep my balance. I'm also getting the "dropsies". This is due to joint damage in the hands. Holding on to things with normal pressure hurts, and so my brain tends to overestimate how tightly I'm holding something based on the pressure-pain threshold. I can indeed get lost in thought, but this RA is a physical reason for stuff like this.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 08:49 PM (8O3HH)

571 Emmie: Mindful, love your blog tips! Always felt the effort to deal with AoSHQ's peculiarities was worth it. Kind of a rite of passage, too.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tip your waitress not the cow at August 31, 2017 08:50 PM (4RRDi)

572 However, I've been doing this a long time so after the first 15 years or so, you lose the ability to enjoy anything except a handful of bands.

You must be a Strange Kind of Woman.  If you don't go it will be a Black Knight. 

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:52 PM (IcT7t)

573 You must be a Strange Kind of Woman. If you don't go it will be a Black Knight.
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Nite all!

Posted by: shibumi at August 31, 2017 08:54 PM (aT+Bx)

574 Nite all!

So much for playful banter with Deep Purple song titles.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 08:55 PM (IcT7t)

575 I am either an Infp or an Infj, I can never remember. One of the Diplomats. I am one of those people who is very outgoing in social settings, but it exhausts me and I have to recuperate for days. But I am definitely not as sensitive as they seem to rank. I think Thor is an Isfj

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 08:58 PM (ihmYw)

576 If you get yourself inked in a language you do not understand you are an idiot.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 31, 2017 08:59 PM (QMwOT)

577 528----Putting other things aside, I think you think too much of him. He is a leftist liberation theology priest raised in a hard core communist country- but as a true believer. I hate to say this about the Holy Father, but I think that is his true religion. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 01, 2017 01:17 AM (K2SnJ) ------------------------------------------- I would not call Argentina a "hardcore communist country" by any stretch of the imagination. It's a leftish corruptocracy, rather like Chicago, but without the racial minorities. If Francis had actually lived under totalitarian rule, as JPII and Benedict both did, he would likely have a much, much more skeptical view of the State. As it is, he a faculty-lounge commie, as our own Left is, swooning over the Castros and Hugo Chavezes, imagining that they are using state power for good instead of for corruption. Because they aren't dirty capitalists! And nothing, not the suffering in Venezuela now, not the fat offshore accounts of the dictators, not the persecution of the Church in Cuba or China, will shake his faith.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2017 09:00 PM (0jtPF)

578 "It makes a strange cry."

Yotes will emit very weird random vocalizations. Then will eat any smaller animal that gets curious and comes to look.

Foxes have been comparatively quiet in my experience of them.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2017 09:02 PM (ujwCG)

579 Oh yes, Tammy. Me too. Having to interact in a big social event is *exhausting* to me. And the reasons why are interesting, as all this personality typology gets into.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 09:02 PM (8O3HH)

580 There *could be* coyotes around here, and a neighbor or two have thought they heard them. However, I know for a fact that foxes are around here, because I've seen them with my own two peepers. One during daylight, and that made me wonder if he was rabid or something. Listen to some of the audio of various fox sounds. To my ears, one of those is the closest to what I was hearing. But I could be completely wrong, of course.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 31, 2017 09:05 PM (8O3HH)

581 Ok. Come clean Philly Morons. Who loves trains and crab meat? http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1504244712651.jpg

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 09:06 PM (XFue2)

582 I have 2 foxes living in the yard right now. I had no clue what dug the fresh dirt in the far back section. I thought it was a pain in the ass ground hog that's here every day. Then just yesterday I saw 2 foxes in the yard, and one made a dash to the hole.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 31, 2017 09:09 PM (aMlLZ)

583 564--It was months before I could even wear shoes. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 01:40 AM (ihmYw) -------------------------- Holy carp. Is it wrong if I immediately think of your mother and wonder if she EVER got over the guilt?!? I mean, even if swift attention wouldn't have made much difference, I'd still be flagellating myself about it!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2017 09:09 PM (0jtPF)

584 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 01, 2017 02:02 AM (8O3HH) My exhaustion tends to come afterwards; I am generally downright exhilarated by it as it happens. I dread the event, then when i walk into it, it's like a switch gets turned on; I feed off the energy. I am usually the life of the party, and it's not an act, I really do have a ball. But once I get in the car, I'm all... "Jesus God Almighty, get me the hell HOME and away from all these damn people" and then I won't leave the house for days and it'll be literally years before I socialize beyond obligatory family functions like Christmas or important life events like a wedding!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:11 PM (ihmYw)

585 I have 2 foxes living in the yard right now. I had no clue what dug the fresh dirt in the far back section. I thought it was a pain in the ass ground hog that's here every day. Then just yesterday I saw 2 foxes in the yard, and one made a dash to the hole.

Time to rig up some claymores.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 31, 2017 09:12 PM (IcT7t)

586 The group asked him to refund the money they paid him, and Mr. Anka said Sorry Not Sorry. He's keeping the money. Posted by: ALH at August 31, 2017 10:56 PM (26wh7) Like a boss!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2017 09:13 PM (2le8w)

587 So maybe he legitimately helped save that guy from the truck, but upon reviewing the tape, he realized that his exploit was hidden behind the sign. Instead of just feeling good with a job well done, drinking a beer, and going on with his life, the idiot decides to recreate the scene so it can be captured on film and the whole world can see proof of his awesomeness, and maybe get that anchor position. Tool. Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 31, 2017 11:00 PM (dnWSK) Judging from the sat photo, the truck guy was never in any real danger. He was a dummy who apparently drove over a curb and into a swale in an effort to get from one parking lot to another. So his truck floated downstream a few yards until it took on enough water to sink. Guy was in waist-deep water and could have waded to shore. I don't think you can call it a "rescue" unless the person being "rescued" is in, you know, actual peril. Not inconvenience, not discomfort, but peril.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2017 09:18 PM (2le8w)

588 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 01, 2017 02:09 AM (0jtPF) Oh hell no, she never felt guilty. For one thing, I was a bit of a drama queen when I was a little kid, and she never forgot that. But she is herself very,very strong. Like, her appendix burst at the supper table one night, and all she did was make a kind of weird face go "OH, umph". Daddy just scooped her up and ran her to the hospital. Two ectopic pregnancies, just sat there sweating til one of my aunties made her get in the car. Blew her fallopian tube each time, barely whimpered. And she had scleral buckles done on both eyes under local anesthesia. So,no... she never felt too bad! Both my parents have very high pain tolerance, and I do too. I have a pretty low pain threshold, but I tolerate pain very well as a rule.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:18 PM (ihmYw)

589 Austin Petersen wants to gut the military, impose a harshly recessive income tax, and "reform" corporate tax by giving no consideration to the costs of starting up a business versus the costs of maintaining a large, dominant one (since he declares he wants to treat them EXACTLY the same).
Then on top of that he wants to legalize every drug possible, overtly give power to make laws (criminal punishments) to an out control judiciary, paralyze foreign policy by punting it to Congress even more than Obama did, and not even hint at border control and immigration policy among his priorities.

And that is better than Claire McCaskill because . . . he says he wants to do it so he can reduce regulations on business and balance the federal budget?
As with most "libertarians" masquerading as Republicans to get elected, there has got to be a better option.


So, which campaign do you work for? Quite a dog's breakfast of scurrilous bullshit you have there. Let's take the biggest one first: Taxes. AP favors a flat tax, across the board, and I say amen. Govt's legitimate role has a cost, and a flat tax is the fairest way to meet them. If you make a dollar, you pay $.15. If you make a billion dollars, you pay 150 mil. Absolutely and completely fair. Calling it regressive (which was the word I think you wanted) is just a flat out lie. Regressive would be charging the poor more than the rich. Everyone paying the same isn't even close to that.

"Gut the military". If that's what you get from calling for no more nation building, then again, it's a lie. Now, I don't agree with libertarians on some stuff, and foreign policy is one of them. In fact, in my perfect world, we'd be willing to pay the monetary and human costs to maintain Pax Americana, and we'd actually DO it in the same way Rome maintained  Pax Romana. But we're not willing to do that, so "No nation building" seems to me to be a good fall back from our current policy of wasting American dollars and lives for nothing.

Drugs? The war on drugs has been a complete and utter disaster, ruining lives and more importantly stealing liberty right and left. I don't like drugs and what they do, but I like the war on drugs less.

I'm not going to fisk your post point by point anymore, anyone who is interested can go to AP's page and decide for themselves, but I will say this: No politician is ever going to do exactly what I think should be done(read: The right thing. ) 100% of the time. Absent that, I want to know what their instincts are going to be in any given situation. They will all tell you anything to get elected, but then do differently when the next election is 6 years off (See, McCain, John; Obamacare, border wall, his whole career). I want someone whose instincts, when he is not vying for my vote, are towards less government and more individual liberty. I have no doubt that AP's run in exactly that course.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 09:20 PM (0otiP)

590 Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 01, 2017 02:09 AM (aMlLZ) You maybe getting some wee kits in a little while. Not sure if they only have one litter in the spring, or keep on til winter. We have some now and then. They are damn cute, just adorable, like a cross between pups and kittens.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:21 PM (ihmYw)

591 Time to rig up some claymores. Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 01, 2017 02:12 AM (IcT7t) I have no idea what to do with them. From what I hear they don't bother people, but will probably kill everything that comes into the yard. All this shit comes out of the woods and decides to use the yard as their personal estate.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 31, 2017 09:22 PM (aMlLZ)

592 588-.....So,no... she never felt too bad! .... Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 02:18 AM (ihmYw) --------------------------- Tough cookies in that family jar!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2017 09:24 PM (0jtPF)

593 Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 01, 2017 02:22 AM (aMlLZ) Do y'all have outdoor pets? Our foxes never caused any trouble at all, but we didn't have cats at the time, and we're on 12 acres, so they had plenty of space. We haven't had any lately. (foxes)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:25 PM (ihmYw)

594 Be sure to get an AR with a dust cover and I would suggest going .308 or 6.5 creedmoor instead of 30.06

Posted by: MAxIE at August 31, 2017 09:25 PM (9TR2V)

595 You maybe getting some wee kits in a little while. Not sure if they only have one litter in the spring, or keep on til winter. We have some now and then. They are damn cute, just adorable, like a cross between pups and kittens. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 02:21 AM (ihmYw) They got balls that's for sure, making a nest where they did. I have a stream in back and I swear one of them was soaked, like he went for a swim. That's all I need, club fox. Well not this kind anyway. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 31, 2017 09:26 PM (aMlLZ)

596 It's been located! https://www.instagram.com/johnnysjoys/?hl=en

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 31, 2017 09:26 PM (XFue2)

597 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 01, 2017 02:24 AM (0jtPF) Yes, ma'am!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:26 PM (ihmYw)

598 Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 01, 2017 02:26 AM (aMlLZ) You don't need the other kind, either! Even worse trouble...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:27 PM (ihmYw)

599 Good grief, didn't realize it was so late. I should get to bed.... good night, all!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at August 31, 2017 09:29 PM (ihmYw)

600 SJW FAIL! ... My grand-daughter woke me up an hour ago - she and her boyfriend want to borrow my car tomorrow. No big thing EXCEPT I talked with her Tues. A. M. and reminded her to fill up their cars while there was still gas available in San Antonio. They didn't and now they can't find gas. Why not? Boyfriend thought the 'Old fart' (his words) is an over-reacting 'fool prepper'. I asked how they were doing for food - she admitted they were running 'very low'. I gave her about 5 lbs. of granola that I had made up last week in anticipation of Harvey. She was a very level-headed intelligent young lady before going off to University of Texas - Austin 4 yrs. ago. That's where she met idiot boyfriend about a year ago. She is now a vegan SJW under the sway of this jerk.I try hard to limit my overt dislike of this guy - BUT he makes no effort to get along with me. Consequently I find excuses not to attend when there is a family get-together where he is. First met this guy last Christmas when they arrived with their 6 month old Rottweiler - named 'Bowie'. The conversation went like this. Me - "Bowie! Alright! Call him Colonel for short!" Him: 'Huh?" Me: "Colonel Bowie! The Alamo!" Him: "Huh?" Me: "We're in San Antonio TEXAS, son, you named the dog after Jim Bowie right?" Him: "Uh, no. The musician." Me: "Huh?" Him: "The musician." Pause while I sort this out. Finally I figure who he's talking about. Me: "The rock-star guy?" Him: "Yeah!" Me: 'What part of California you from, boy?" Him:. "Uh, San Francisco. How'd you know?" Me: "Wild ass guess, boy. Wild. Ass. Guess." Later my grand-daughter told me I'd been rude to call him "boy".

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at August 31, 2017 09:29 PM (tUF5z)

601 Do y'all have outdoor pets? Our foxes never caused any trouble at all, but we didn't have cats at the time, and we're on 12 acres, so they had plenty of space. We haven't had any lately. (foxes) Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 01, 2017 02:25 AM (ihmYw) No pets. There are things that constantly come into the yard. The constant is the chipmonks. They have been around forever, and always come up on the back porch. Then there is a pain in the ass ground hog. There were a few rabbits, and it took probably 20 years before I ever saw a rabbit here, and now with the fox here who knows if I'll see the rabbits. There are 2 cats that come in separately and hang out. Occasionally a wild turkey, and even a stupid big turtle. If it floods the geese sail up to the yard like frigging Vikings. Deer, can't forget the deer, they come by every so often. Raccoons, frigging possum, squirrels, birds.... Pets no, but a frigging zoo? Probably. I'm waiting for a "the enemy is moving against each other" public event. Then I'm gonna wig.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 31, 2017 09:35 PM (aMlLZ)

602 Vote Democrat, or I'll Hex this Trump.

Posted by: National Lampoon's Sally Quinn at August 31, 2017 09:43 PM (/qEW2)

603 600---Later my grand-daughter told me I'd been rude to call him "boy". Posted by: Lurking Cynic at September 01, 2017 02:29 AM (tUF5z) ------------------------------ Now all you need is for the boy to step on your lawn!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2017 09:48 PM (0jtPF)

604 No lawn - apartment. He doesn't come here - sends her. Maybe soon (one can only hope) she'll open her eyes to what's happening.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at August 31, 2017 09:51 PM (tUF5z)

605 The chipmonks aren't bad, but those fish friars are sneaky buggers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2017 09:51 PM (2le8w)

606 Well, I am done for the night. Between Wednesday and Thursday, I managed to drive over a thousand miles, and I am still tired.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2017 09:56 PM (2le8w)

607 Notice the cattle walked calmly by a Chicken Buffet in that vid. Eat mor chikin

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at August 31, 2017 10:00 PM (0LaWm)

608 Later my grand-daughter told me I'd been rude to call him "boy".
Posted by: Lurking Cynic at September 01, 2017 02:29 AM (tUF5z)
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you were polite not to rip off his head and shit down his neck, as he so well deserved.   tell him i said so.

also tell them they are SOL on using your car and should take public transit or Uber. painful lessons are the best ones.

as a #Failifornia native, you have my permission mock him mercilessly for shaming our once great state with his idiocy.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 10:10 PM (efxf0)

609 https://www.instagram.com/johnnysjoys/?hl=en
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 01, 2017 02:26 AM (XFue2)
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is this Lurking Cynic's problem GD's boy toy? 

seems to fit.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 10:16 PM (efxf0)

610 Lurking Cynic -- The way the boy pronounced "Bowie" was a hint as to what you were dealing with, no?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 31, 2017 10:21 PM (zkGZ8)

611 SJW FAIL! ... My grand-daughter woke me up an hour ago - she and her boyfriend want to borrow my car tomorrow. No big thing EXCEPT I talked with her Tues. A. M. and reminded her to fill up their cars while there was still gas available in San Antonio. They didn't and now they can't find gas. Why not? Boyfriend thought the 'Old fart' (his words) is an over-reacting 'fool prepper'.

Unless it's life or death, I'd say no way in hell. I've done the same to my son who got infected with the Commie bug when he lived in Canada, and I'll do it again. Tell her your fool prepper self is hording the gas in the car.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 31, 2017 10:41 PM (0otiP)

612 So, which campaign do you work for? Quite a dog's breakfast of scurrilous bullshit you have there. Let's take the biggest one first: Taxes. AP favors a flat tax, across the board, and I say amen. Govt's legitimate role has a cost, and a flat tax is the fairest way to meet them. If you make a dollar, you pay $.15. If you make a billion dollars, you pay 150 mil. Absolutely and completely fair. Calling it regressive (which was the word I think you wanted) is just a flat out lie. Regressive would be charging the poor more than the rich. Everyone paying the same isn't even close to that. Where was the House election a few years back where some commenter appeared doing the exact same thing? Using just regular names and shilling hard against/for a certain candidate. And then in a later thread with a new name said they worked for the campaign. But posts before and after that never disclosed it, and they were always drive bys.

Posted by: buzzion at August 31, 2017 11:10 PM (cAnNx)

613 test!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 11:12 PM (dqXSA)

614 Friday practice of the Italian Grand Prix is this morning at 8am on NBCSN

Posted by: Skip at August 31, 2017 11:12 PM (pPKG5)

615 damn: that must be a new Pixy record....

only ~2 minutes behind Left Coast time (+3 hours, of course)

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 31, 2017 11:14 PM (dqXSA)

616 The other week before the total sun apocalypse Pixy had the AoSHq clock as dead on as I ever saw it. 0420hrs

Posted by: Skip at August 31, 2017 11:19 PM (pPKG5)

617 Coffee is finally done Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 31, 2017 11:37 PM (pPKG5)

618 Coffee is finally done Good morning horde Posted by: Skip I'll have an Irish Coffee. *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 31, 2017 11:43 PM (/qEW2)

619 rcd and Dave -. Gotta' keep peace in the family. My daughter (her Mom) has asked me to keep it cool. Besides, she is a good kid. There is a core of good sense down inside her and I figure (hope?) that another couple of incidents like this will wake her. up. She has already grown tired of his nasty comments about my military service and called him on it when I was around. Remaining a loving and helpful Grandpa seems - at this time - to be the best course. The granola surprised her. The fact I'd made it in advance made a visible impact. Knowing that I practice what I preach is a stark contrast to his whiney bitchiness.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at August 31, 2017 11:56 PM (tUF5z)

620 Fox news showing clips of guy already cleaning out water damaged home items and cutting out bottom of walls to dry them out. Asap is better than later.

Posted by: Skip at September 01, 2017 12:02 AM (pPKG5)

621 Beck's Blaze announced the layoff of 20% of their workforce, and Beck cried so much about it on air that the other 80% drowned in the deluge of tears.
 
I *may* have made a bit of that up.
 
Hurricane Irma is gonna be one nasty bitch, as she is expected to hit wind speeds up to 180 mph??!? Ho Lee Fuk sez hi. She's at 115 mph right now, and should smack into Puerto Rico somewhere around Tuesday. Zh has the skinny.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at September 01, 2017 12:14 AM (0ogQG)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 01, 2017 12:26 AM (mpXpK)

623 Morning horde.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 12:47 AM (mxS7w)

624 Exhausted but unable to sleep.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 01, 2017 12:47 AM (SJJ4x)

625 Same here, Hadrian.  How are things down your way?

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 12:49 AM (mxS7w)

626 Good. Things are returning to normal at Schloss Hadrian. First chance to get out yesterday. Took a ton of stuff to the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, where a pet and animal refuge has been set up. Broke stuff down, cleaned the house, worked in the kennel. Busy times.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 01, 2017 12:54 AM (SJJ4x)

627 Glad to here it.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 12:58 AM (mxS7w)

628 Fox news showing clips of guy already cleaning out water damaged home items and cutting out bottom of walls to dry them out. Asap is better than later. Posted by: Skip at September 01, 2017 05:02 AM (pPKG5) Yeah. If HC Sandy taught any lesson to the 200,000 homeowners flooded, it's that in the end don't expect the government to fix your home and pick up the tab. Get busy*. Despite Governor Christie pandering to Obama the state - a definite blue state - got the shaft in the end. Will the 100,000 homeowners flooded in Texas receive better treatment under Trump? Just what position will Ted Cruz now take that it's the residents of his own state that are effected? It's going to be interesting times. I hate living in interesting times. * Most insurance policies require people to 'mitigate' damage. In other words don't let stuff get worse. If you have a hole in the roof, buy a tarp, or else they may not pay for further rain damage. It's important to remember.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 01:12 AM (EgwCt)

629 I don't blame Cruz for voting against the Sandy Relief bill.  It was more pork that help for the victims, IIRC.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 01:25 AM (mxS7w)

630 That dog would forever be known to me as Col, and coming from a vegan household -- he would get full on rare remenants of bone-in ribeye every time he visited.

Posted by: Jean at September 01, 2017 01:28 AM (9TU00)

631 HC Irma? Early prediction of 950 mb ass kicker https://mobile.twitter.com/garrettbastardi/status /903413870387191809/photo/1 East Coast Morons might want to follow Joe Bastardi in the coming days... https://mobile.twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 01:29 AM (EgwCt)

632 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at September 01, 2017 01:31 AM (hyuyC)

633 Irma looks like another nasty one.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 01:32 AM (mxS7w)

634 Irma looks like another nasty one. Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 06:32 AM (mxS7w) Yup. Definite East Coast nightmare almost all models predict. Nightmare or nothing. Definitely turning north and east at some point. How far of each will determine impact. Pretty clearly not heading into the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 01:37 AM (EgwCt)

635 On the way to work. Station 1 & 2 out of gas. Station 3 has premium only. $3.15/gal.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 01, 2017 01:42 AM (UC5ui)

636 On the way to work. Station 1 & 2 out of gas. Station 3 has premium only. $3.15/gal. Posted by: rickb223 at September 01, 2017 06:42 AM (UC5ui) Shhhh. Don't tell. The MSM will go into full hair-on-fire mode encouraging everyone to simultaneously fill up automobiles and gas cans and we'll be bone dry in days.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 01:47 AM (EgwCt)

637 2nd most famous line from gone with the wind...." Frank you fart in the hot tub one more time... you fucking useless piece of shit"

Posted by: saf at September 01, 2017 01:48 AM (cS/ge)

638 Shhhh. Don't tell. The MSM will go into full hair-on-fire mode encouraging everyone to simultaneously fill up automobiles and gas cans and we'll be bone dry in days. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 01, 2017 06:47 AM (EgwCt) Yeah. Fox four in Dallas last night tried to claim that we are not responsible for how you respond to our new stories. Bullshit, if you say there's a shortage, and there is no shortage, you made the shortage.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 01, 2017 01:57 AM (UC5ui)

639 Pretty quiet this morning.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 02:01 AM (mxS7w)

640 On the way to work. Station 1 & 2 out of gas. Station 3 has premium only. $3.15/gal. Update: Stations 4, 5, 7 & 9 were out of gas. Stations 6, 10, 11 & 12 had gas. Thanks MSM for creating the "shortage".

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 01, 2017 02:13 AM (UC5ui)

641 http://tinyurl.com/ydgdnypk


Man plays piano in flooded home.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 02:15 AM (mxS7w)

642 Six 'out of gas' and five 'with gas'. Not good going into Labor Day Weekend. Might not be the best time for that cross-country trip.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 02:16 AM (EgwCt)

643 Six 'out of gas' and five 'with gas'. Not good going into Labor Day Weekend. Might not be the best time for that cross-country trip. That's just the Dallas area and the fucking media creating a crisis where none exists.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at September 01, 2017 02:18 AM (UC5ui)

644 Jean - I've seen the dog twice since - and both times called him Colonel Jim - and both times my daughter chastised me. I just smiled and reminded her that at 73 yrs. I'm still trying to figure out this whole 'grown up' stuff.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at September 01, 2017 02:18 AM (tUF5z)

645 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 01, 2017 02:20 AM (J+eG2)

646 Gas has already jumped about 40 cents per gallon around here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 01, 2017 02:20 AM (J+eG2)

647 Lurking Cynic Good for you. And with that, work preps commence. Have a serene day everyone. May you have working traffic lights that turn green as you approach. Because the brave new world that the left wants has no electricity for the proles.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at September 01, 2017 02:21 AM (hyuyC)

648 That's just the Dallas area and the fucking media creating a crisis where none exists. Posted by: rickb223 at September 01, 2017 07:18 AM (UC5ui) It's bound to spread. The media will make sure of that. It's all about the ratings. Pressing the panic button is always good for ratings.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at September 01, 2017 02:22 AM (EgwCt)

649 I hate the media.  Guess I should fill up today.  I'm in CO. 

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 02:22 AM (mxS7w)

650 On the plains, just north of Denver the gas is about $2.15 to $2.50 depending on which side of town you shop. Super unleaded for the hog was $2.78 yesterday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 01, 2017 02:25 AM (iLJUQ)

651 Excessive fapping and/or excessive sitting in chairs playing video games may disqualify you from joining the PLAN. That is all.

Posted by: Horde PSA at September 01, 2017 02:29 AM (DMUuz)

652 $2.34 to $2.79,  but they hose us here in Grand Junction because they can.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2017 02:32 AM (mxS7w)

653 Neville Goddard (mystic) claims that God divided himself into the smallest units possible and infused the world-of-the-dead with himself (Christ). World-of-the-dead is what he calls this world. Christ is in you. http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Indwelling-Of-Christ

Posted by: Mudd at September 01, 2017 04:59 AM (cfHE9)

654 "So, which campaign do you work for?" None. I don't need to work for a campaign to oppose someone. But since you were making a paid endorsement, I understand why you would be upset that I disagree with it. "Govt's legitimate role has a cost, and a flat tax is the fairest way to meet them." Or not. The more risk, the higher the percentage you pay to cover your property. That is fair. The rich have way more skin in the game than the poor. And yes, I meant "regressive". Typos happen. "If that's what you get from calling for no more nation building, then again, it's a lie." That's what I get from that weasel wording, which is what "libertarians" love to wallow in. "I don't like drugs and what they do, but I like the war on drugs less." Which means dumping thousands of violent drug offenders back on the streets? Sometimes the cure for the cure is worse than the cure for the disease. "No politician is ever going to do exactly what I think should be done(read: The right thing. ) 100% of the time. Absent that, I want to know what their instincts are going to be in any given situation. They will all tell you anything to get elected, but then do differently when the next election is 6 years off (See, McCain, John; Obamacare, border wall, his whole career)." So do I. Which is why I why I reject Petersen for the same old fatally flawed "libertarian" promises followed by suspicious support for the opposition (See, Paul, Rand; praise for OWS, sentencing reform, general grandstanding).

Posted by: Sam at September 01, 2017 10:21 AM (J87Sn)

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