December 31, 2013

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— Gabriel Malor

Happy Tuesday.

Have a happy and safe new years eve.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 01:39 AM | Comments (345)
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1 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Tuesday, December 31, 2013.  The "irony" fact for today; on this day in 1879 Thomas Edison gave the first demo of the incandescent light bulb.   Today will be the last day you will be able to buy one for general purpose use.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:40 AM (T2V/1)

2 An Oakland judge orders hospital to maintain brain-dead teen on life support.  This is a sad thing but I have a question.   Is the judge going to pay the hospital bills out of his pocket?


http://tinyurl.com/mv6s23o

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:41 AM (T2V/1)

3 Congress to allow 55 "tax breaks" to expire today.  Judging from this article these are not "tax breaks", they are legitimate tax deductions for business expenses.  Why is it when they talk about some liberal "cause" it is an incentive are a business expense but when you are talking about corporations and small businesses it is a "break".


http://tinyurl.com/kd34bcl

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:41 AM (T2V/1)

4 New Boston mayor and police chief clash over arming 33 cops with AR-15 (described stupidly in this article as "high powered rifles").  My question is why are they paying $2500 a piece for these things?  The Army only pays about $70 for theirs.  And what is the problem with arming the cops with these?  Hell security guards at some places I know are armed with them.  But hey, it's Boston.


http://tinyurl.com/llvrxtj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:41 AM (T2V/1)

5 The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park.  Why?  Because it's inhumane for the horses.  If you elect a commie you get crap like this.  So throw those carriage drivers out of work and shut down a business.  Who needs work anyway?


http://tinyurl.com/l2vg3oj

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:42 AM (T2V/1)

6 Let's see, global warming turds stuck in the ice at Antarctica.  Green Bay experiencing new record low temps on top of new record low temps a few months ago.   How's that global warming scam going Obama?


http://tinyurl.com/jw7yhv9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:42 AM (T2V/1)

7 OK all you techies with more money than brains.  Samsung has a new 110 inch ultra high def TV for you.  Only $150,000 and you can take it home and watch regular TV at 720p lines of resolution because that is what all of the shows are putting out. (note 1080i is about the same as 720p)


http://tinyurl.com/nt73um2

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:42 AM (T2V/1)

8 This is one example of why I have never considered Krauthammer a "conservative" despite what a lot of pundits say.  He is in favor of a gimmicky rise in the minimum wage.  Note that nobody in this story mentions that this call for a new min wage is to get the unions an automatic raise.  It is a Democrat payoff to the unions for support.


http://tinyurl.com/mq6frh3

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:42 AM (T2V/1)

9 The government paid $274M to dead retirees over the past 3 years.  Yeah, we need a tax increase all right.


http://tinyurl.com/lq3keez

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:43 AM (T2V/1)

10 Vic, I just left Lowes with 32 60W, my own little security blanket. The LEDs hurt my eyes.

Posted by: Madamex at December 31, 2013 01:43 AM (LG3EV)

11 Corrupt DOJ is killing the unconstitutional "Disparate Impact" cases that result in civil suits that are being taken to court in order to keep it away from the Supremes.  Why?  Because they know they will lose if it goes there.  What needs to happen is everyone being hit with this crap should take it to court.


http://tinyurl.com/k5p4sp9

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:43 AM (T2V/1)

12 Kindle Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/k2hy6u8


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


And Happy New Year

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:43 AM (T2V/1)

13 Bolsheviks. All of them!

Posted by: blogforce at December 31, 2013 01:44 AM (oDca/)

14 10 Vic, I just left Lowes with 32 60W, my own little security blanket. The LEDs hurt my eyes.

Posted by: Madamex at December 31, 2013 06:43 AM (LG3EV)


This is the last day for them.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:46 AM (T2V/1)

15 Good morning! Now back to bed I go.

Posted by: Y-not letting the dogs out at December 31, 2013 01:46 AM (zDsvJ)

16 Today's celebrity birthdays: Gen. Charles Cornwallis (lost a big one) Gen. George Meade (won a big one) Simon Wiesenthal (hunter) Jaime Escalante (he reeeched theee keeeeddss) Anthony Hopkins (overrated ham) Andy Summers (http://youtu.be/iPzNV8wZZoM ) John Denver (would have been 70 today - RIP) Ben Kingsley (is 70 today) Tim Matheson (pre-law pre-med) Donna Summer (would have been 65 today - RIP) James Remar (60 today) Bebe Neuwirth (55 today) Val Kilmer (huckleberry)

Posted by: Gran at December 31, 2013 01:48 AM (nPMjI)

17 Just once, I'd like someone to ask one of these high profile gun control turds to name a "low powered rifle".

I've been waiting for years for just that opportunity, but living in Texas, gun control turds keep a low profile unless they are politicians.

Posted by: Bayou City at December 31, 2013 01:48 AM (AJrbR)

18 How's that global warming scam going Obama?  Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2013 06:42 AM

Choom Boy should get off his worthless ass (for once) and come here, where we are currently enjoying tropical 12-degree weather, with a nor'easter and a foot of snow predicted for later in the week.

Actually, he shouldn't come here. Too many of the locals love the miserable fuckstick, and would probably strew rose petals in his path. If they could find any.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 31, 2013 01:50 AM (ff7/5)

19 The thing that aggravates the crap out of me about this light bulb bull shit is that it is all just another huge scam.  Doing away with all the incandescent light bulbs will not save enough electricity to run one 50 hp motor at one factory for one day.


All these so-called savings have to assume that everyone burns every light bulb in their house 24/7 all year.



But this reminds me of another stupid piece of propaganda I heard on the radio news yesterday.  Some green outfit was reporting that electrical usage in the country has been consistently dropping the past few years due to "higher energy efficiency" in home appliances.   I wanted to throw shit at the radio.  Yes, electricity usage is dropping, but only because the entire economy is in the shitter.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:51 AM (T2V/1)

20 A horse drawn carriage is inhumane, but one drawn by a human on a bicycle is OK?  Who serves who?  I mean if we are all equal, do the horses get a vote on this verses being made into glue?

Maybe they can hook them up to a John Deere lawnmower so your date can coo "How romantic!"

Posted by: AE at December 31, 2013 01:53 AM (HYceo)

21 Happy New Year All!  Enjoy your celebrations, but, be safe.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, shhh, be a little quieter, some of us are trying to sleep. at December 31, 2013 01:54 AM (kXoT0)

22 19 vic, They care about the pony of electrical consumption, not that they are in the ppny shit of a five year and going recession....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 01:54 AM (TE35l)

23 21 Sherry McEvil, Ho ho hell... Nah we will be staying on post all day probably

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 01:55 AM (TE35l)

24 23  Nah we will be staying on post all day probably

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 06:55 AM (TE35l)



They used to have parties at the NCO clubs on New Year's Eve when I was in.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:57 AM (T2V/1)

25 Blasted nook....gonna fire up the old jalopy soon

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 01:57 AM (TE35l)

26 20 A horse drawn carriage is inhumane, but one drawn by a human on a bicycle is OK? Who serves who? I mean if we are all equal, do the horses get a vote on this verses being made into glue?

Maybe they can hook them up to a John Deere lawnmower so your date can coo "How romantic!"

Posted by: AE at December 31, 2013 06:53 AM (HYceo)



Well, the voters in NYC asked for that shit, and they got it, but it wasn't a Toyota.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 01:58 AM (T2V/1)

27 24 Vic, Lad 10077 is trying to cut back on the booze, revelry, and key partying (wink) happy new year

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 01:58 AM (TE35l)

28 Seems to me that New Years Eve is a bad time to try to cut back.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:00 AM (T2V/1)

29 NYC deserves EVERYTHING they get from the barking moonbat cocholsters they elect.. Just wait until he starts attacking Wall Street

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:01 AM (TE35l)

30 My wifey is going down to the beach with her mother and their bridge club today for the rest of the week.  I will be making a run to the liquor store this morning and then I will think about slowing down later on.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:02 AM (T2V/1)

31 DAY 422 1,039 to go (1,110 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, McAuliffe's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:03 AM (olDqf)

32 28 Vic, Maybe he's 14 never shoulda let him get wyld at age 3... Just kiddimg, when he was 5 and his mom was at Kamdahar and hoteliers would ask "smoking or non?" I'd always say, " he's trying to quit..."

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:04 AM (TE35l)

33 Oh, you were talking about your son up above.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:05 AM (T2V/1)

34

24: "They used to have parties at the NCO clubs on New Year's Eve when I was in."

 

In my experience, the clubs were only worth a shit at overseas bases. Anything CONUS usually sucked.

 

Ironically, the suckier the location, the better the times we had in the clubs. 

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 02:06 AM (Kh+vp)

35 26 Well, the voters in NYC asked for that shit, and they got it, but it wasn't a Toyota. Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2013 06:58 AM (T2V/1) I asked for it - for the voters who DID. And may they get it good and fucking hard. Will now have to get me a handgun "off the back of the truck" and become a master of krav magaa lickety split. Did I mention, I HATE LEFTISTS?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:06 AM (olDqf)

36 29 Just wait until he starts attacking Wall Street Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 07:01 AM (TE35l) How can he attack Wall Street, since the Democrats get a very large chunk of campaign change from them. He can cut out the code language "Wall Street" and go direct to "The Jooooz."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:08 AM (olDqf)

37 Nah we will be staying on post all day probably New Year's Eve Saint Patrick's Day Halloween Those are the nights I avoid driving and stay sober so as to yield to the amateurs. That leaves me 362 other nights each year to deal with the bourbon that won't drink itself.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 02:08 AM (V3kRK)

38 Heck, even if I was off of work tomorrow, no way I could stay up until midnight.


However, I do think I will crack open one of my Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ales.


Happy New Years eve, y'all.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2013 02:08 AM (XXwdv)

39 34  Ironically, the suckier the location, the better the times we had in the clubs.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 07:06 AM (Kh+vp)


True, and I was only in the States for one New Years Eve.  All the rest of the time I was over in WESPAC except when I was going to schools.  And there were no NCO clubs at the places I went to school at.  In MD they did have the Aberdeen Proving Grounds NCO club which was OK but I wasn't there for NYE.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:08 AM (T2V/1)

40 Posted by: Gran at December 31, 2013 06:48 AM (nPMjI)

Val Kilmer. Heh. One of my favorite lines evah!

And Happy New Year Horde!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at December 31, 2013 02:09 AM (gHDMy)

41 The "irony" fact for today; on this day in 1879 Thomas Edison gave the first demo of the incandescent light bulb. Today will be the last day you will be able to buy one for general purpose use. -------------------------- Smuggle them down from Canada. It's the same way your great grandpa got his whiskey during Prohibition.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 02:12 AM (JDIKC)

42 34 Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 07:06 AM (Kh+vp)

Well the old trope 'misery loves company' is translated to militarese as 'and the assend of America loves a parade...'

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:13 AM (TE35l)

43

My plan for the day......hit the ONT at 11:59:59 and post "LAST".

 

Every man needs a dream.

Posted by: Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 02:15 AM (OWjjx)

44 41 Smuggle them down from Canada. It's the same way your great grandpa got his whiskey during Prohibition. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 07:12 AM (JDIKC) Can you order them via mail or is that illegal too? Some smart Canuck SOB can make some serious change by relabeling the package: "Novelty Heat Bulb - WARNING: This bulb emits a bright light as a byproduct. Keep bulb shaded and avoid prolonged staring directly into it while on."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:15 AM (olDqf)

45 37 FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 07:08 AM (V3kRK)

I'm fighting either a cold or the flu, I had the opportunity to go to DC to see Lad's Godfather but the combination of "sven is sick" coupled with "DC drivers actually drunk driving rather than just pretending" on the backbound had me deciding to stay local here in scenic Richland county this New year's Eve...

show your circle of people you love 'em and arrive alive.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:16 AM (TE35l)

46 @32. Sven...that is funny.

Posted by: Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 02:16 AM (OWjjx)

47 43 My plan for the day......hit the ONT at 11:59:59 and post "LAST". Every man needs a dream. Posted by: Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 07:15 AM (OWjjx) And at 12:00:00…. FIRST!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:16 AM (olDqf)

48

Morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes.

 

While Hollywood legend credits Erich von Stroheim for the bits of fetishism in Sunset Boulevard*, director Billy Wilder himself introduced one bit of perversion that generally goes unrecognized.

 

If you’ve seen the movie, you recall that when William Holden approaches the apparently deserted Desmond mansion, he is mistaken for an emissary from the local funeral parlor.  He is led into an adjoining room, where, under a silken cloth, is the body of a chimpanzee.  The chimp is supposed to have been Norma Desmond’s pet – although the word is never spoken in the film – and so the scene is merely remembered as a bit of creepiness reflecting Norma’s own warped existence.

 

Wilder, however, had other ideas.  A subtle clue is found in Norma’s detailing of the ape’s pleasures: “He always liked fires and poking at them with a stick.”.  But the director made it more obvious during the filming of the scene.  “Here comes your boyfriend, Norma,” he laughed as the ape was wheeled in by a stagehand.  After one take, when the chimp’s arm dropped before it was supposed to, Wilder cracked, “Look at him, Gloria, you wore him out.”

 

And eventually, Wilder gave voice to the unspeakable.  “Remember, Gloria,” he instructed Swanson before a take, “Norma was fucking the monkey.”

 

A horrified Swanson rushed off the set, only to return when she realized Sunset was the movie that would resurrect her dead-end of a career.  But she never truly forgave Wilder his joke.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful day and a happy 2014.  I’ll be around, but no new stories until Monday.

 

*it was von Stroheim’s idea that his character should always wear white gloves, a suggestion Wilder accepted.  But when the actor suggested a scene showing him kissing Norma’s silken underthings as he washed them – a variation of a scene in his unfinished movie Queen Kelly – even Wilder knew that would go too far, and nixed the idea.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 02:17 AM (zF6Iw)

49 46 Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 07:16 AM (OWjjx)

In my defense I don't get out much...

it usually made the receptionist do a double take then smile sheepishly.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:17 AM (TE35l)

50 48 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 07:17 AM (zF6Iw) For New Year's Eve, I was hoping for an Alexis Smith story for "The Horn Blows at Midnight." WOR-TV always aired it on New Year's Eve, and I remember watching it as a kid every 12/31. Exciting childhood, eh?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:19 AM (olDqf)

51 And 2014 will be the year I realize my dream and bring Aceapolozza to East St. Louis.....cause they bought a banner.

Posted by: Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 02:20 AM (OWjjx)

52 In my experience, the clubs were only worth a shit at overseas bases. Anything CONUS usually sucked. Ironically, the suckier the location, the better the times we had in the clubs. Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 07:06 AM (Kh+vp ----------------------- There was no NCO club on Camp Hovey or Camp Casey. There was an Enlisted Club, which was a no-go area for white soldiers as the black soldiers had taken it over and would beat the shit out of you if you dared enter. Which is yet another reason why you can't spell "wimp" without an MP. What do we pay you assholes for?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 02:20 AM (JDIKC)

53 Bloomberg sounds like a prince compared to new Commie elect mayor of NYC.

Posted by: Carol at December 31, 2013 02:20 AM (z4WKX)

54 50 J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 07:19 AM (olDqf)

We used to make popcorn and watch Dick Clark and the Times Square Diaphragm fall every NYE....

then the eternal emceee died and NYC morphed from being puragtorio to the inferno...

I think the last NYE I really celebrated was when Lad was 4 so it's been a decade...

the uberleft has managed to make the end of the year a reflection the bare survival of the nation I love not a celebration of a new year of progress and industry.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:21 AM (TE35l)

55 52 Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 07:20 AM (JDIKC)

The same thing we pay the Border Patrol and NSA for pretensions of security and partisan mission creep....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:22 AM (TE35l)

56 the uberleft has managed to make the end of the year a reflection the bare survival of the nation I love not a celebration of a new year of progress and industry.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 07:21 AM


So...goodbye, Dick Clark, hello Wise Latina!

Don't forget to watch the Rose Parade tomorrow so's you can see teh exciting Same-Sex Marriage Float!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 31, 2013 02:23 AM (ff7/5)

57 We used to make popcorn and watch Dick Clark and the Times Square Diaphragm fall every NYE.... then the eternal emceee died and NYC morphed from being puragtorio to the inferno... .................... Used to?? Time to start again, the wise latina is going to push the button to drop the ball this year!!! Gag.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 31, 2013 02:26 AM (cGc4u)

58 56 MrScribbler at December 31, 2013 07:23 AM (ff7/5)

Yeah...pretty much of course I might have something more important to do than watch the parade like rearranging my sock drawer or reflecting on my copies of Justified and Dexter season ones having seemingly gotten up and ran away...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:28 AM (TE35l)

59

The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. If you elect a commie you get crap like this. So throw those carriage drivers out of work and shut down a business.

Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2013 06:42 AM (T2V/1)

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Oh thanks heavens, we were on the verge of having to close down ourselves.

Posted by: New York Glue-makers Local 401 at December 31, 2013 02:29 AM (Zswg6)

60 57 Molly k. at December 31, 2013 07:26 AM (cGc4u)

Yeah the Jim Henson, Steve and Marty Kroft looking hack is pretty much proof that the left spiked Miguel Estrada because they wanted their shiny Latina Hood ornament to be the face of Latin progress...

sad...our side really is ran by idiots.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:29 AM (TE35l)

61 I can't believe they got that fugly troll to drop the ball this year.   Not only that, when ever has a Supreme Court Justice done crap like this.  They used to avoid public displays to maintain the "dignity" of the office.



But I guess its OK since the office lost all of its dignity long ago.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:30 AM (T2V/1)

62 Oh thank heavens, we were on the verge of having to close down ourselves.

Posted by: New York Glue-makers Local 401

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Wait, what?

Posted by: New York PETA Local 103 at December 31, 2013 02:30 AM (Zswg6)

63 61 Vic at December 31, 2013 07:30 AM (T2V/1)

The "dignity of SCotUS"?

Being a Jizz Mopper at the Classy Chassis in Indianapolis is more dignified than being a crewman on the USS(coutus) Dread Pirate Roberts imho...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:32 AM (TE35l)

64 Of course they could not just throw out the new light bulbs and sell them along side the old ones.  Let grown people decide what they want to buy.  Oh nooo.  Got to get rid of the old bulbs cause the government knows whats best for its children.  Can't let them have a choice.  The Assholes.

Posted by: Case at December 31, 2013 02:32 AM (wf3Kt)

65

62: "I can't believe they got that fugly troll to drop the ball this year. Not only that, when ever has a Supreme Court Justice done crap like this. They used to avoid public displays to maintain the "dignity" of the office."

 

Look on the bright side. Now you have something else to see instead of Kathy Griffith.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 02:33 AM (OJn3e)

66 Wow my hash tag changed....

I guess there are some positive benefits of the base follwing up the power being out 11 hours on Sunday with the Cable being down 13 hours yesterday...

Woot! Woot!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:33 AM (TE35l)

67 Getting a head start on new year's eve festivities on most of you morons (+8 GMT her in the PRC).  Happy new year and good luck & prosperity in 2014.

Posted by: Chinaacid at December 31, 2013 02:33 AM (xU4FN)

68 The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. If you elect a commie you get crap like this. Hey, it's commienizm. Easily replaced with the whores-drawn carriage.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2013 02:34 AM (PHi/o)

69 54 Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 07:21 AM (TE35l) I can remember watching the last few appearances of Guy Lombardo and then when I was pre-teen switching over to Dick Clark. Where has my world gone? Mad, I guess. Hoping for better days or at least the strength to fight for it. Blessed new year!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:34 AM (olDqf)

70
After I drop the ball in Times Square, my best friend Tillie and I will return to our hotel and celebrate the new year by knocking back a few Pisco Sours and bump uglies till dawn.  Ole!

Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at December 31, 2013 02:35 AM (pJF+c)

71

68: "Hey, it's commienizm. Easily replaced with the whores-drawn carriage."

 

Now that sounds like my kind of ride...

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 02:35 AM (/qzu7)

72 67 Chinaacid at December 31, 2013 07:33 AM (xU4FN)

Have fun, they probably put on much better fireworks displays than we do now...

I remember when America would make the skies look alive...

we used to do a lot of things a lot better.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:35 AM (TE35l)

73 ....and the 9mm Uzi. Also, I need a phased plasma incandescent light bulb in the 40 watt range.
 
Hey, just what you see, pal.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:35 AM (cHZB7)

74 >>Doing away with all the incandescent light bulbs will not save enough electricity to run one 50 hp motor at one factory for one day. How many Ultra HD tvs will it power? Stupid people. They focused on something they could control, not something that made sense.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 02:36 AM (SUKHu)

75
Echoing the upcoming transition of the year, that last handful of people born in the 1880s are quietly passing away. Within the next year or two, the world will belong to those born in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

http://tinyurl.com/ofnxswa

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 02:36 AM (kdS6q)

76 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 07:20 AM (JDIKC) And there were parts of TDC you didn't go if you were white, as well.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at December 31, 2013 02:37 AM (ial2b)

77 Easily replaced with the whores-drawn carriage.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2013 07:34 AM (PHi/o)

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Now I've pulled a train, but I ain't pulling no carriage.

Posted by: New York Whores Local 502 Rep at December 31, 2013 02:37 AM (Zswg6)

78 77 New York Whores Local 502 Rep at December 31, 2013 07:37 AM (Zswg6)

I'm ON IT!

//Sandra Fluke National 1

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:38 AM (TE35l)

79 48 “Remember, Gloria,” he instructed Swanson before a take, “Norma was fucking the monkey.” Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 07:17 AM (zF6Iw) "3 call-backs and still I got beat out of a part!" --The Chicken

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:38 AM (olDqf)

80 You've got to get up every morning With the sun in your eyes And realize It's a beautiful day! aw, darn, I was going to end snarky, but instead I feel better. Good morning, glories! Inspiring content, Gabe. Can't argue with it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeine at December 31, 2013 02:39 AM (Vs6FA)

81 Good Morning, Sven, My father taught me to be aware of all cars around me when he took me out to help me learn to drive. I always glance in rear view mirror to see them. It was in the early 80s & I always had to schlep everyone around. Me & a friend went to a New Years party & we were on Tobin Bridge in way home. I saw the car behind be start to spin out & got out of the way. I probably saved us from being in serious accident. Since then I would rather stay home because people are too drunk to drive or it is Amateur night for people behind the wheel. I was planning to go to a party tonight, but I'm still sick from December 13. I felt better enough to go to work everyday last week, but I had pains when I took a deep breath. Now it's a head & chest cold. I'm working from here after in take a nap.

Posted by: Carol at December 31, 2013 02:39 AM (z4WKX)

82 Good morning horde. I hope your 2014 is better than 2013

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 31, 2013 02:39 AM (HVff2)

83 I'm sure everyone could use a good laugh this am. A video of a burning log beat the CBS Morning News in Nielsen ratings:
 
http://tinyurl.com/kyjq2np (DirectorBlue)

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:39 AM (cHZB7)

84 And there were parts of TDC you didn't go if you were white, as well. --------------------- Yeah, I ended up doing most of my drinking in Tokori. Quieter.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 02:39 AM (JDIKC)

85 And another thing... The whole Romney grand-baby thing is so disgusting. (link in name) Some of the people involved are still defending what they said. Adoption is not "using a prop". Blech.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 02:40 AM (SUKHu)

86 Crony capitalism Vic.  It's an "investment" when the money goes to a pal.  It's a "loophole" when the money goes to an enemy.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 02:40 AM (V70Uh)

87 82 Good morning horde. I hope your 2014 is better than 2013 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 31, 2013 07:39 AM (HVff2) If the progression from '08-12 is any indicator, whoa boy! Happy new year just the same!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:40 AM (olDqf)

88 86 Crony capitalism Vic. It's an "investment" when the money goes to a pal. It's a "loophole" when the money goes to an enemy. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 07:40 AM (V70Uh) Brevity really is the soul of wit. Kudos, sir.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:41 AM (olDqf)

89 Every day, in every way, its getting better and better

Posted by: Inspector Dreyfus at December 31, 2013 02:42 AM (9/iF+)

90 Good morning. Time to take a deep breath and be happy. Okay, time to take a deep breath and find out the cat did something very stinky in the litter box. Sigh. Well, I'm glad she's healthy. Always look on the bright side of poop...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 02:42 AM (SUKHu)

91 Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at December 31, 2013 07:35 AM (pJF+c)

I laughed....then I cried.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 07:35 AM (TE35l)

Thanks Sven10077.  Yes, I'll definitely keep my head down.  By the way, where do I get my sven1077 decoder ring so I can understand more than half the stuff you post?

Posted by: Chinaacid at December 31, 2013 02:42 AM (xU4FN)

92 86 Crony capitalism Vic. It's an "investment" when the money goes to a pal. It's a "loophole" when the money goes to an enemy. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 07:40 AM (V70Uh) In all seriousness, if a candidate can gather up enough of these little gems and then use them in speeches and debates, I think he/she would have a shot at making a good many low info voters become somewhat info voters.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:42 AM (olDqf)

93 good morning

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy 7th day of Christmas at December 31, 2013 02:42 AM (u8GsB)

94 81 Carol at December 31, 2013 07:39 AM (z4WKX)

Nice driving, rest up watch a good flick or read a good book.

You've had a tough year but you're tougher.

Happy Holidays.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:43 AM (TE35l)

95

'i]The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. If you elect a commie you get crap like this. So throw those carriage drivers out of work and shut down a business. Who needs work anyway?

 

 

Hmmm,    no horse drawn carriages.  But wait, what about a rickshaw?  A rickshaw pulled by . . .

 

 

 

 

 . . . the homeless?  Win-Win!!!


Posted by: Kramer's Mind at December 31, 2013 02:43 AM (BAS5M)

96 86 Crony capitalism  CORRUPTION Vic. It's an "investment" when the money goes to a pal. It's a "loophole" when the money goes to an enemy.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 07:40 AM (V70Uh)



FTFY.  Crony Capitalism is a term invented by the Democrats and this stuff has zero relationship to capitalism. 



It is pure DC corruption

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:43 AM (T2V/1)

97 When you're being held up by 4 or 5 armed robbers, the police are only 74 minutes away:
 
http://tinyurl.com/k3yowv5
 
And he even told 911 that he shot one of the robbers. Then he went home and cleaned his gun or something.
 
Seventy Four Minutes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:43 AM (cHZB7)

98 The light bulb ban is symbolic of the pettiness of tyrants.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 02:44 AM (K5C9H)

99 75 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 07:36 AM (kdS6q) Pop was born in 1886 and passed in 1979. Is anyone still alive born before 1900????

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:44 AM (olDqf)

100 91 Chinaacid at December 31, 2013 07:42 AM (xU4FN)

Well there's two ways...

1) beat you head against a wall for a few days

2) eliminate every third thought

It all gets easier in the end or rather everything is of similar difficulty once you're retired.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:44 AM (TE35l)

101 "on this day in 1879 Thomas Edison gave the first demo of the incandescent light bulb" Have you been saving that one up for today, Vic? I have more bulbs than I have room to store them. But I've noticed modern bulbs don't last as long.... "last day you will be able to buy one for general purpose use. All my needs are special... lords local heat lamps needed. But for the record: DAMN TYRANNY in all its forms.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeine at December 31, 2013 02:45 AM (Vs6FA)

102 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 07:40 AM (olDqf) Yeah, 2008-2012 has been a bumpy ride. I try to be positive.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 31, 2013 02:45 AM (HVff2)

103 97 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 07:43 AM (cHZB7) "Okay kid, you shot 'em both. Now whaddya do?" "Sit down. Finish my dinner…"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:47 AM (olDqf)

104 La Jolla, CA gets compared unfavorably to the Romans:
 
http://tinyurl.com/k7ngblz
 
Because the Romans knew their shit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:47 AM (cHZB7)

105 5 The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. If you elect a commie you get crap like this. So throw those carriage drivers out of work and shut down a business. Who needs work anyway?

http://tinyurl.com/l2vg3oj

Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2013 06:42 AM (T2V/1)


Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

Posted by: Buck Farack, Gentleman Adventurer at December 31, 2013 02:47 AM (Nk6GS)

106 I wonder if I can get away with being sick again...

Posted by: Beefy at December 31, 2013 02:47 AM (bUmSq)

107 Nah, Dec 31 only comes once a year and I thought it was ironic.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:48 AM (T2V/1)

108 http://tinyurl.com/nzj6zck

FoxNews Poll..."Over Half of America thinks 2013 was just ducky"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:48 AM (TE35l)

109 I'll bet that half the country doesn't even know that tomorrow on they get ass raped on the cost of a light bulb.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 02:48 AM (K5C9H)

110 "Today is Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The 'irony' fact for today; on this day in 1879 Thomas Edison gave the first demo of the incandescent light bulb. Today will be the last day you will be able to buy one for general purpose use."

And let's remember who we have to thank for that ridiculous ban:

GEORGE W. FUCKING BUSH.

The family who were handed the priceless Reagan legacy and flushed it away (down a mandatory "low flow" toilet requiring six or seven flushes). Bushes delenda est.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 02:49 AM (gqT4g)

111 Sorry to burst the horde's plans but the Canuck gov't has banned the  incandescent up here too effective tomorrow companies can no longer import 75 or 100 watt bulbs and by the end of 2014 that's being extended to 40 and 60 watt. 

 I stocked up at the local HomeDepot a couple days ago, they are having a great sale on them.   Who wants to pay $15+ for an LED bulb when I could buy 48 incandescent bulbs for the same price?

Posted by: canuckjack at December 31, 2013 02:49 AM (GIlzj)

112 and off to the gym after a 9 day layoff for traveling and sickness...

be safe, be well, and be here next year

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:49 AM (TE35l)

113 I still have 3 cases of bulbs from last time, and I think they're still available; today is the last day of manufacture.

Posted by: Beefy at December 31, 2013 02:49 AM (bUmSq)

114 And lest we forget, it was that noted conservative champion of the free market - GEORGE W. BUSH - who enacted the law banning incandescents. Just one little indicator (as if you didn't know) as to the mindset of the GOP establishment. IIRC, Philips lobbied hard for CFL's and stood to make a shit ton of lucre. Now THAT is cronyism.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:50 AM (olDqf)

115 When you're being held up by 4 or 5 armed robbers, the police are only 74 minutes away:

http://tinyurl.com/k3yowv5

And he even told 911 that he shot one of the robbers. Then he went home and cleaned his gun or something.

Seventy Four Minutes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 07:43 AM (cHZB7)

----------

 

Wow, 74 minutes to respond to a Robbery call, what is this, Detroit? What are the odds they will catch someone with that response time? Also, I clearly heard the store owner say that he shot one of the robbers on the 911 call.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 31, 2013 02:50 AM (Zswg6)

116 We're supposed to have snowstorm Thursday to Friday, it's going to be in single digits & no one has nerve to predict snowfall in inches. I suspect they are holding out for late afternoon ratings.

Posted by: Carol at December 31, 2013 02:51 AM (z4WKX)

117 110  And let's remember who we have to thank for that ridiculous ban:

GEORGE W. FUCKING BUSH.

The family who were handed the priceless Reagan legacy and flushed it away (down a mandatory "low flow" toilet requiring six or seven flushes). Bushes delenda est.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 07:49 AM (gqT4g)


The legislation was introduced in the House by a Democrat from W. Virginia, although Bush did sign it.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:51 AM (T2V/1)

118 VDH rants on 2013:
 
http://tinyurl.com/kbsam9g
 
Don't worry Victor; 2014 will be much worse.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:52 AM (cHZB7)

119 Not to worry. We can always get incandescents from the China. I'm sure they will be high quality, just like their drywall and pet food. Let's hope their aircraft carrier and stealth jets are the same caliber of craftsmanship. De-fucking-pressing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:52 AM (olDqf)

120 Yeah, I ended up doing most of my drinking in Tokori. Quieter. _________________________________ And there were more strippers in To-Kori. When I was there, the only strip club in TDC was the Johnny Bar.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at December 31, 2013 02:52 AM (ial2b)

121 Missed major headline: Texas Tech spanks AZ State last night in football. There are some seriously pissed off bookies this morning.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 02:53 AM (K5C9H)

122 'll bet that half the country doesn't even know that tomorrow on they get ass raped on the cost of a light bulb.
Posted by: dogfish

One of the reason given by an article I read was that the new bulbs don't put out as much heat.

It's minus 2 here right now.  Heat is a useful byproduct of something I need. During the summer,  I don't use as much light because...wait for it... the sun is out longer and the days are warmer.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 02:54 AM (nZ561)

123
Pop was born in 1886 and passed in 1979. Is anyone still alive born before 1900????
Posted by: J.J. Sefton




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_living_supercentenarians

Down to 5 known, although there might be one or two yogurt eating Caucasians we don't know about.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 02:55 AM (kdS6q)

124

I'm sure they will be high quality, just like their drywall and pet food.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 07:52 AM (olDqf)

----------

 

We make at same factory, you no laugh round-eye.

Posted by: Chinese Drywall & pet food local 1004598 Rep at December 31, 2013 02:55 AM (Zswg6)

125 And another thing...

The whole Romney grand-baby thing is so disgusting. (link in name)

Some of the people involved are still defending what they said.

Adoption is not "using a prop".

Blech.

 

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 07:40 AM (SUKHu)

 

See, here's what I hate about the GOP.  What the assholes at MSNBC said goes beyond the pale; that they're still defending their racism makes it worse.  Romney says nothing.  The national GOP says nothing.  Why doesn't Romney say, "hey, I'd like to come on your show, Melissa, and talk about my grandson."  Then, when you're there, ask them to repeat the slurs to your face. 

 

And then punch them square in the face.

 

If these clowns had to suffer for their verbal diarrhea, they might think twice about opening their stupid yaps.  What would Romney have to lose?  The media won't stop hating him, and maybe it would be a "this far and no farther" moment for the media slime - keep on the way you do and we're going to make you suffer for it.

 

But instead, insincere apologies will be made, Mitt will accept them and the media get to go on their merry way.

 

Fuck the GOP.  Spineless  pussies, every one.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 02:55 AM (zF6Iw)

126 109 I'll bet that half the country doesn't even know that tomorrow on they get ass raped on the cost of a light bulb. Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 07:48 AM (K5C9H) The collective American culo is as wide as the Lincoln Tunnel thanks to Obamacare and everything else over the past 5 years or so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:55 AM (olDqf)

127 "When you're being held up by 4 or 5 armed robbers, the police are only 74 minutes away"

And this in supposedly law-and-order Texas!

Of course, it was in DALLAS, Texas, which is speedily turning into a classic liberal Democratic big-city blue hell. A harbinger of the rest of Texas doing the same eventually. There's a cheery thought.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 02:56 AM (gqT4g)

128 122 Bruce at December 31, 2013 07:54 AM (nZ561)

Shit Bruce, with that sort of out of the box thinking you're going to say something zany like maybe...wait for it "the solar flares and sun being in a low output mode these last five years may be why there is global cooling!"

Put your Physics Witch thinking ways away from me Thermodynamics Demon!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:56 AM (TE35l)

129 123 Down to 5 known, although there might be one or two yogurt eating Caucasians we don't know about. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 07:55 AM (kdS6q) I remember that Dannon commercial! Turns out they were extras from Central Casting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:57 AM (olDqf)

130
So that ship in the Antarctic. It got stuck. The ship sent to rescue it couldn't reach it. The second, larger, ice breaker sent in also got stuck. Helicopter rescue has been scrubbed because of severe weather.

Al Gore is on that ship, isn't he?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 02:57 AM (0IhFx)

131 115 >> Wow, 74 minutes to respond to a Robbery call, what is this, Detroit?
 
Darth, I think it was the Dallas area. And the police claim the 911 call 'was misclassified'. What part of held up, guns, shots fired didn't they understand???
 
They must of been running a DUI checkpoint or something.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 02:58 AM (cHZB7)

132 I got it. Get the Wetback illegals to pack at least 10 bulbs in their belongings when they jump the border. Doing the jobs Americans won't do. It's a win-win I tell's ya!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 02:59 AM (olDqf)

133 130 Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 07:57 AM (0IhFx)

My money is on his being in the Fortress of Derpitude

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 02:59 AM (TE35l)

134 125  Fuck the GOP. Spineless pussies, every one.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 07:55 AM (zF6Iw)



I think this is one of those cases of the tree falling in the forest.  I have seen a number of articles on conservative news sites quoting Republicans who raised hell about those disgusting statements.



But you will here zero about it on the MFM sites because it isn't "news" to them. And besides, it was one of them who did it.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 02:59 AM (T2V/1)

135 Who wants to pay $15+ for an LED bulb when I could buy 48 incandescent bulbs for the same price? Posted by: canuckjack at December 31, 2013 07:49 AM (GIlzj) That give off a nicer light and you don't need a hazmat team to clean up a broken bulb.

Posted by: real joe at December 31, 2013 02:59 AM (xXhgd)

136 So that ship in the Antarctic. It got stuck. The ship sent to rescue it couldn't reach it. The second, larger, ice breaker sent in also got stuck. Helicopter rescue has been scrubbed because of severe weather.

Al Gore is on that ship, isn't he?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 07:57 AM (0IhFx)

-----------

 

I hope no one dies, but that they get to go without food for about a week or so, have to drink their own urine, that sort of thing.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 31, 2013 02:59 AM (Zswg6)

137 Hey Sefton, Vic & The Horde! Happy New Year!!

Posted by: Rondinellamamma at December 31, 2013 03:00 AM (EJ/Tn)

138 "And there were parts of TDC you didn't go if you were white, as well." When I was there with the Gunfighter and Colin Powell, we watched "Brian's Song" and had total racial harmony. That was an order.

Posted by: jwest at December 31, 2013 03:00 AM (u2a4R)

139 "Al Gore is on that ship, isn't he?" Wearing a onesie and sipping hot cocoa.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2013 03:00 AM (PHi/o)

140 "One of the reason given by an article I read was that the new bulbs don't put out as much heat."

Something I have seen in parts of the country where it occasionally gets cold enough to freeze the pipes is for people to have a little utility circuit installed down in their crawl space, with half a dozen light bulb sockets.

That's going to be all kinds of fun now.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (gqT4g)

141 136 Darth Randall at December 31, 2013 07:59 AM (Zswg6)

They're Goreons I am thinking they drink their urine anyway.

The thing about the polar extremes is your window for idiocy is a lot narrower, I am thinking sans food and or fuel they'll die in 3 days.

Have fun thinking we're kicking nature's ass idiots.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (TE35l)

142 NYC deserves EVERYTHING they get from the barking moonbat cocholsters they elect. -sven10077 No pity for the dissenters trapped there? Democracy = 4 wolves & a sheep voting on dinner, it's said. Or, three PETA fanatics and two horse-drawn carriage business owners voting on using horses. Or three Greenies and two reasonable folks voting on incandescent light bulbs. Government, to my thinking, is supposed to protect us from the tyrants, including the tyranny of the majority. As if we had God-given rights. DAMN TYRANNY in all its forms.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeine at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (Vs6FA)

143 This is a pretty good 2013 summary piece on media malpractice:
 
http://pjmedia.com/blog/2013-media-malpractice/?singlepage=true

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (cHZB7)

144 >>See, here's what I hate about the GOP. It's left to people on Twitter to yell and they are easy for the left to dismiss. Scott Brown and Sarah Palin have spoken up. No one else can be bothered, I guess. Or don't think it's importatant enough to deal with on a holiday weekend.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (SUKHu)

145 137 Hey Sefton, Vic & The Horde! Happy New Year!! Posted by: Rondinellamamma at December 31, 2013 08:00 AM (EJ/Tn) Yo! Momma! (not yo momma). Right back at you. Hope to see you at another fine soireé in '14.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (olDqf)

146 Put your Physics Witch thinking ways away from me Thermodynamics Demon!
Posted by: sven10077

Maybe it would make more sense to travel by magic unicorns to get on a large ship that is powered by, I don't know, magic unicorns, and go look to see if the ice cap is melting because of all the nasty stuff going into the air that is causing global warming because, you know, my shit don't stink.

And then get caught in the ice. And have a helicopter powered by, what else, magic unicorns, come and rescue us. No wasted energy here by gaia.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 03:02 AM (nZ561)

147 I hope those global warming retodds get rescued, mostly becoz I don't want them to be "martyrs" and I want them to recant their views over hot cocoa. Its OK by me if they still believe in it, as long as they say "but you know? Hot is damned good".

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:03 AM (3ZtZW)

148
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



And for another "whoa" moment on the subject....

With the promise of biological and/or transcendent technological life extension, there is at least the potential for someone born in the 20th Century living for hundreds and hundreds of years.  So this might be the last handover for a long time.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:04 AM (kdS6q)

149 "Al Gore is on that ship, isn't he?"

Wearing a onesie and sipping hot cocoa.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2013 08:00 AM (PHi/o)

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

 

Since we are stuck down here, how many of you have signed up for Obamacide yet?  Amputations aren't cheap and what with the impending frostbite, you'll be glad you signed up.

Posted by: Al Gore at December 31, 2013 03:05 AM (Zswg6)

150 146 Bruce at December 31, 2013 08:02 AM (nZ561)

I like the cut of your jib, and the crease of your pantaloons...

let's pass a regulation and mandate the Unicorn Powerplants STAT!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 03:05 AM (TE35l)

151 "I hope those global warming retodds get rescued"

Hope they all starve and freeze horribly.

Was looking at a photo of one of them doing her morning tai chi on the aft deck.

A newly elected Australian senator, from the Green Party.

That's the scary-as-all-shit part. These people have actual power over others' lives.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 03:06 AM (gqT4g)

152 Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday said an MSNBC host should apologize for a segment he said mocked Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson.

In a message on Twitter, Priebus described the segment as “disgusting.”



And this is being carried at liberal The Hill


http://tinyurl.com/mlnvlyt

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 03:07 AM (T2V/1)

153


>>>No pity for the dissenters trapped there?

 

No. All of 'em told us "9/11 - Never Forget", which they promptly set about doing themselves. I was laughing at the Sandy victims and will laugh when they inevitably get hit again by a terror attack. My only concern is that the wife isn't mucking about there like she always does when it happens.

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:07 AM (3ZtZW)

154 I'd like to thank Vic, MP4, Gran, JJ and everyone else that makes the morning headlines fun and informative.
 
Yeah, I'll include Gabe too for getting up early and trolling us. Y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 03:07 AM (cHZB7)

155 154 Yeah, I'll include Gabe too for getting up early and trolling us. Y'all. Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 08:07 AM (cHZB7) My God, you are generous this morning.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 31, 2013 03:09 AM (HVff2)

156 "With the promise of biological and/or transcendent technological life extension, there is at least the potential for someone born in the 20th Century living for hundreds and hundreds of years."

Wow. The prospect of near immortality.

While having to live your newly extended life in a leftist-utopia society that's completely lost its marbles and becomes less and less livable with each passing year. To where you eventually end up having to cap yourself anyway.

It's like a fucking _Twilight Zone_ episode or something.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 03:09 AM (gqT4g)

157 Thanks back at you

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 31, 2013 03:09 AM (T2V/1)

158 The high in Green Bay on Sunday is 8. I think I'd rather be trapped with those idiots in the Antarctic ice than to be tackled by a large, angry man when it is 8 friggin' degrees.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 03:10 AM (659DL)

159 What a shitty pass 6 years! Fuck you, democrats!

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 03:10 AM (Qev5V)

160

OK, my bad.  Things are being said.

 

I still say a good, hard punch in the face would be more effective.  But that's just me.  Oh, Preston Brooks, where are you when your country needs you?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 03:11 AM (zF6Iw)

161

>>>Wow. The prospect of near immortality.

 

Ye shall not surely die.

Posted by: The Snake at December 31, 2013 03:11 AM (3ZtZW)

162 Yo! Momma! (not yo momma). Right back at you. Hope to see you at another fine soireé in '14. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 08:02 AM (olDqf) Sounds like a plan! albeit a tad 'high fallutin'...

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 31, 2013 03:12 AM (EJ/Tn)

163


*******  WEATHER ALERT  *******

It's either going to snow a lot, or it's not.

This message has been brought to you by professional weather forecasters.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 03:12 AM (0IhFx)

164
No pity for the dissenters trapped there




In 2012, Obama won Manhattan by 84% and the Bronx by a staggering 92%.

Not one tear shall I shed.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:12 AM (kdS6q)

165 135 Who wants to pay $15+ for an LED bulb when I could buy 48 incandescent bulbs for the same price? Posted by: canuckjack at December 31, 2013 07:49 AM (GIlzj) That give off a nicer light and you don't need a hazmat team to clean up a broken bulb. Posted by: real joe at December 31, 2013 07:59 AM (xXhgd) and are bright....AS SOON AS YOU TURN THEM ON....instead of 5 minutes later.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy 7th day of Christmas at December 31, 2013 03:12 AM (u8GsB)

166

Too bad there aren't any polar bears in the Antarctic.  I think it would be funny if in order to survive, those Greeners had to kill and eat a dozen or so.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 31, 2013 03:13 AM (Zswg6)

167 /sock

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:13 AM (3ZtZW)

168 I've lost respect for Brian Lamb and Robert Service: LAMB: Small thing, is there such a thing as a Trotskyite versus a Trotskyist? SERVICE: That is a really good question. Followers of Trotsky hate being called Trotskyites. It’s a way of teasing them. Actually in my book I call them Trotskyists, which is what they are comfortable with. It’s – it’s ridiculous … LAMB: Is it like the Republicans in this country calling a Democrat the Democrat Party versus the Democratic Party? SERVICE: Its … LAMB: Is it just an irritant? SERVICE: It is all cultural irritant. No more. If you really want to get them wound up you call them Trotskyites. Stalin called them the Trotskyists, Trotskyites.

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 03:13 AM (Qev5V)

169 With ya on Kraut Vic. He's been bothering me for a while. Starting out as a Shrink and a lib, that's unlikely someone that would be inclined approach problem solving from the Right. His rationale for government mandated wage raising included the word "humane" iirc. Not a focal point for Smith or Burke.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 31, 2013 03:15 AM (ZxFuG)

170
Too bad there aren't any polar bears in the Antarctic. I think it would be funny if in order to survive, those Greeners had to kill and eat a dozen or so.

Shackelton's team, back in 1917-ish, burned penguins for warmth. True story.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 03:15 AM (0IhFx)

171 151 "I hope those global warming retodds get rescued" Hope they all starve and freeze horribly. Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 08:06 AM (gqT4g) I'm all for ferrying in supplies to them via helicopter. oh. wait. That will contribute to global warming. Send a pack mule. If it gets there it gets there.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:16 AM (fWAjv)

172 SERVICE: It is all cultural irritant. No more. If you really want to get them wound up you call them  Gin-Soaked  Trotskyite  Popinjayss.

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:16 AM (3ZtZW)

173 if only robin roberts had come out earlier....she could have been the time person of the year

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy 7th day of Christmas at December 31, 2013 03:17 AM (u8GsB)

174

You're welcome, GnuBreed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 03:17 AM (zF6Iw)

175 154 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 08:07 AM (cHZB7) I'm not happy 'til you're not happy. ; - )

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 03:18 AM (olDqf)

176 158 The high in Green Bay on Sunday is 8. I think I'd rather be trapped with those idiots in the Antarctic ice than to be tackled by a large, angry man when it is 8 friggin' degrees. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 08:10 AM (659DL) Due to recent knee surgery I will not be in attendance at Lambeau. I would rather be there than hanging out in a ship of nerdy losers.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 31, 2013 03:19 AM (HVff2)

177 The point with the bulb ban isn't about which one is better, it is about a bunch of tyrants defining how you must live.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 03:19 AM (K5C9H)

178 I'm all for ferrying in supplies to them via helicopter.



oh. wait.

That will contribute to global warming.

Send a pack mule. If it gets there it gets there.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 08:16 AM (fWAjv)

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Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 31, 2013 03:19 AM (Zswg6)

179 >>Melissa Harris-Perry ‏@MHarrisPerry 1m I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 03:20 AM (SUKHu)

180 153 Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 08:07 AM (3ZtZW) Thanks for condemning me to death.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 03:20 AM (olDqf)

181 179 >>Melissa Harris-Perry ‏@MHarrisPerry 1m I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 08:20 AM (SUKHu) I would love it if Romney tweeted back "Not accepted." Yeah, I know…

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2013 03:21 AM (olDqf)

182

>>>Thanks for condemning me to death. 

 

Hey, I'm a giver.

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:22 AM (3ZtZW)

183 166 Too bad there aren't any polar bears in the Antarctic. I think it would be funny if in order to survive, those Greeners had to kill and eat a dozen or so. But the only thing they know how to field dress is a fetus. More likely that they'll start nibbling on the hydraulic hoses.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2013 03:23 AM (PHi/o)

184 179 >>Melissa Harris-Perry ‏@MHarrisPerry 1m I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 08:20 AM (SUKHu) Good for her. Maybe she can keep going in this direction.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 03:23 AM (EWsrI)

185 if only robin roberts had come out earlier....she could have been the time person of the year That shocked me in exactly the same way that Anderson Effing Cooper "coming out" did. Syria is in flames, Turkey teeters, Jihadis are bombing the Olympic host country a month from the games, North Korea is as stable as a house of cards on a trampoline, China is roiding out, Japan is showing signs of 1895 or so, this economy is generating jobs in exactly two sectors--fracking and bureuacrats, we're nostril deep in debt, and buying health insurance is complicated. Can we please move on from where some minor celebrity's sexual orientation is news?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 03:23 AM (659DL)

186
And for those showing any sympathy towards W for the lightbulb ban, his speech upon signing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Shout outs to Harry Reid, CAFE increases. switch-grass biofuels and:

"The bill also includes revisions to improve energy efficiency in lighting and appliances. It adopts elements of the executive order I signed requiring federal agencies to lead by example in efficiency and renewable energy use "

http://tinyurl.com/8784k7e


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:24 AM (kdS6q)

187 Diallo Shabazz was a student at the University of Wisconsin in 2000 when he stopped by the admissions office. “One of the admissions counselors walked up to me, and said, ‘Diallo, did you see yourself in the admissions booklet? Actually, you’re on the cover this year,’ ” Shabazz says. The photo was a shot of students at a football game — but Shabazz had never been to a football game. “So I flipped back, and that’s when I saw my head cut off and kind of pasted onto the front cover of the admissions booklet,” he says. Reminds me of Hayley on Modern Family - Haley: "Another brochure from a community college. You know, I bet mom is having them send these." Alex: "Really? You don't think they've targeted you as a must-have recruit?" Haley: "At least this one doesn't have that fakie lunchtime shot of the black guy, Asian girl and an Indian... oh, wait, there it is! Wow, that wheelchair kid is really cracking everybody up."

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:25 AM (fWAjv)

188

That horse-drawn bullshit is overrated, but I see horses 10 hours a day 360 days a year. But what's a workhorse to do when there's no work? Sounds like a couple of van loads of suddenly useless nags headed for the big killing floor in Canada next week.

I would pay for a ride in a carriage pulled by Sotomayer and Kagan, I'd even bring a carrot for that lying bitch Kagan. She could eat it, or save it for later IYKWIMAITYD. I'll bet a big carrot makes her whinny!!!!!!

Posted by: The Palm Beach Agorist at December 31, 2013 03:25 AM (jDWTw)

189 163 ******* WEATHER ALERT ******* It's either going to snow a lot, or it's not. This message has been brought to you by professional weather forecasters. Now let me tell you what the earth's climate will be in 100 years. ~ Pro Weather Forecaster

Posted by: real joe at December 31, 2013 03:25 AM (xXhgd)

190

142: "No pity for the dissenters trapped there?

Democracy = 4 wolves & a sheep voting on dinner, it's said."

 

No. No pity. They can either vote with their feet, or stop being sheep.

 
I would advise all in NY and NJ to flee and not look back lest they be turned into a pillar of salt.

 

Sodom and its inhabitants were destroyed for less.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 03:26 AM (Kh+vp)

191 I have a stockpile of bulbs... hope it will be enough to last for the rest of my life. I hate CFLs and LEDs. It is colder than hell here in Chi and the driving conditions are bad and are expected to worsen as the day progresses. Worried about my daughter and her friends tonight. They are usually pretty sensible but this kind of cold is a whole different animal. I know we have car experts here...wonder if anyone can explain this: yesterday I took my 12-yr-old car on a quick, there and back errand in the a.m. Went out at about 2 p.m. to go the store, turned the key, and... nothing. Ok. Dead battery, I think. Old car, old battery, super cold, not a surprise. Later, I go out to the garage thinking I would put it in neutral and get my son to help me roll it into the driveway so at least my husband could get his car in the garage. So I do that, turn key, press brake, put in neutral, all still dead. Got out, rocked the car back and forth and got it to roll a few inches to prove to myself that between the two of us we could handle this. Went around to go inside and call the boy, when I notice suddenly the panel is lit up. Get in, turn key in ignition, and voila, engine turns over no problem. What just happened? Sorry such a long, stupid story, but I was gobsmacked. TIA.

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 03:27 AM (zw+pb)

192 >>Good for her. Meh. She didn't regret it at the time. She didn't think her panelists went too far. She didn't regret it all day yesterday when it was obvious people were livid. I'm glad she's not defending it but we are not in a good place when one political party thinks the other is so evil that they see nothing wrong in suggesting that an adoption was for prop purposes. OTOH, I'm imagining the conversation Hillary! is having with Chelsea about adoption right now...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 03:27 AM (SUKHu)

193
I'm all for ferrying in supplies to them via helicopter...




...consisting entirely of Popsicles and Otter Pops.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:28 AM (kdS6q)

194 In 2012, Obama won Manhattan by 84% and the Bronx by a staggering 92%. Not one tear shall I shed. : Laurie David's Cervix Wow. So, as soon as Lot & family leave, we can expect some action....

Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeine at December 31, 2013 03:28 AM (Vs6FA)

195 I've had fun reading everyone's posts, and everyone's comments ... mostly ... over the past year. Without being irresolute at all, I can sincerely say Good Luck to all in 2014, and thanks for the good times.

Posted by: and irresolute at December 31, 2013 03:28 AM (RqHWH)

196

>>>Turkey teeters

 

heeheehee

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 03:28 AM (3ZtZW)

197 More likely that they'll start nibbling on the hydraulic hoses. Hey, let's go down to the Antarctic in summer to prove the ice is thinning. (Think about that one for a moment.) Hey, the ice is actually thick but near where it ends? The water is less salty. ... ... ... Are you going to eat that? P.S.: If you want to have laugh go look around the expedition leader's company's website (www.carbonscape.com). It is about as typical a greenie "business" place as you can imagine.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 03:28 AM (659DL)

198

Life is a constant teaching moment.

 

At the Amtrack station with oldest daughter waiting on train for her to go back to college. Of course its late. Looked at her and reminded her that the very same people who can't run a train on time will soon run your healthcare.

 

She did not look thrilled.

Posted by: Mallamutt, at December 31, 2013 03:29 AM (h+mNm)

199 When it comes to the ban, fck Bush with a curly Q CFL.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 03:29 AM (K5C9H)

200 Speaking of weather, we have a new WeatherNation channel here on Palm Beach cable that actually does the weather. I bid a fond farewell to Sugar Tits Abrams and Pajama Boy Bettis. Happy 2014, and goodbye to all you assholes at the Weather Channel.

Posted by: The Palm Beach Agorist at December 31, 2013 03:30 AM (jDWTw)

201
David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

If I were a Freudian, I'd say Perry accused the Romneys of adopting a black child for the precise reason she suspects MSNBC adopted her.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:31 AM (kdS6q)

202 I'll believe Melissa Hateful-Perry when she falls on her sword.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:32 AM (MMC8r)

203 192 >>Good for her. Meh. She didn't regret it at the time. She didn't think her panelists went too far. She didn't regret it all day yesterday when it was obvious people were livid. I'm glad she's not defending it but we are not in a good place when one political party thinks the other is so evil that they see nothing wrong in suggesting that an adoption was for prop purposes. OTOH, I'm imagining the conversation Hillary! is having with Chelsea about adoption right now... Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 08:27 AM (SUKHu) I won't hold both things against her: her insult and the time it took to apologize for it.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 03:32 AM (EWsrI)

204 I hate Iowahawk. He's so much smarter than me.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 03:33 AM (659DL)

205

Meh.


She didn't regret it at the time. She didn't think her panelists went too far. She didn't regret it all day yesterday when it was obvious people were livid.

 

Ditto.  She's only sorry the white patriarchy still has so much power that she has to apologize or be turned out into the cotton field.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 03:33 AM (zF6Iw)

206 So according to our President, the ones who blew themselves up in Volgograd, 'folks who cause mischief' h/t Pajamas Media.

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at December 31, 2013 03:33 AM (Jsiw/)

207 Get in, turn key in ignition, and voila, engine turns over no problem. What just happened? Most likely corrosion at the battery terminals. Less likely but potentially more costly causes are a bad ignition key switch or electrical connection problems. No endorsement of the hippie content from me, but this youtube has good shots of what corrosion at the terminals looks like: http://youtu.be/8WnhUw7bRhw

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 03:34 AM (V3kRK)

208 >>If I were a Freudian, I'd say Perry accused the Romneys of adopting a black child for the precise reason she suspects MSNBC adopted her. Cuz she's a coke whore?

Posted by: ontherocks at December 31, 2013 03:34 AM (5tSu+)

209 Good for her. Maybe she can keep going in this direction. Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 08:23 AM (EWsrI) Piss on the fucking bitch!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 31, 2013 03:34 AM (R8hU8)

210 Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 08:27 AM (zw+pb)
 
Try removing and reinstalling your battery connections, cleaning the contact points too. Other than that, I got nothing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 03:34 AM (cHZB7)

211 Face it, you citizens serfs are totes incompetent to decide what is best for you, so I was proud to be a leader in making more intelligent decisions for you than you could ever possibly make for yourselves. 


Besides, the campaign contribs were fabulous, and once you get the hang of it, being a petty tyrant is sort of fun!!

Posted by: Rep Fred Upton (I(diot)-MI) at December 31, 2013 03:35 AM (o3MSL)

212 Sorry such a long, stupid story, but I was gobsmacked. TIA. Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 08:27 AM (zw+pb) I know nothing about cars. But on my old toyota, the same thing would happen. I think they told me it was the seluloid (sp?) or something. I don't know how to spell it or what it is. But don't fool yourself. 4 out of 5 times your car will start but it still needs to be repaired.

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 03:35 AM (Qev5V)

213 >>Hey, let's go down to the Antarctic in summer to prove the ice is thinning. At the beginning of the summer. If they'd waited, some ice probably would have melted. If they'd taken more food, so much carbon wouldn't need to be spewed to save them. It's like they didn't think this through or something...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 03:35 AM (SUKHu)

214 *crickets*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (GjPnA)

215 David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog If I were a Freudian, I'd say Perry accused the Romneys of adopting a black child for the precise reason she suspects MSNBC adopted her. Same reason the Democrats did.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (MMC8r)

216 A single LED bulb is over 1500 times more expensive than a similar incandescent. If you use this single LED bulb 3 hours a day continuously for a year it will take you over 2 years before you realize any savings based on todays utility prices. If you switch out all of your incandescent bulbs for LED and use them as most people do it will take 25 - 30 years before you have amortized the cost of the bulbs. So you can look at it as a tax for when ever the government forces you to pay more money it's a tax. Another gift from them GOP and the bush family.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (Xkr8I)

217 Melissa Tampon Head Perry. That's how I always think of her.

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (Qev5V)

218 So according to our President, the ones who blew themselves up in Volgograd, 'folks who cause mischief' h/t Pajamas Media.

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at December 31, 2013 08:33 AM (Jsiw/)


Well, all the victims were white!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (o3MSL)

219 One day, I am going to do this;

>>Man Arrested Running Through Bingo Hall With Pants Down Yelling 'Bingo' <<
http://tinyurl.com/ngovkzg

Does that make me a bad person or just nuts?

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 03:36 AM (MDwlR)

220 The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. If you elect a commie you get crap like this. So throw those carriage drivers out of work and shut down a business. Who needs work anyway?


http://tinyurl.com/l2vg3oj

Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2013 06:42 AM (T2V/1)



What's next, outlaw owning pets because it's animalist to own an animal? Let them roam free!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2013 03:38 AM (JivuR)

221 211 Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 08:27 AM (zw+pb) Try removing and reinstalling your battery connections, cleaning the contact points too. Other than that, I got nothing. Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 08:34 AM (cHZB7) Sometimes it is the cable and not the corrosion where the cable connects to the battery. After you clean the cable and battery see if wiggling the cable interrupts the current. Just leave the engine off and use the headlights or whatever to test the connection.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 03:38 AM (EWsrI)

222 I know nothing about cars. But on my old toyota, the same thing would happen. I think they told me it was the seluloid (sp?) or something Solenoid. It's a magnetic piston, basically, that connects the gear from your starter to a crank to turn the motor.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:38 AM (MMC8r)

223 Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 08:35 AM (Qev5V) Starter solenoid. That doesn't sound like the problem in this case because of the "nothing" when turning the key. Only the starter is wired through the solenoid, so the dash lights should come on when turning the key even if the starter solenoid is bad.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 03:39 AM (V3kRK)

224 Does that make me a bad person or just nuts? Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 08:36 AM (MDwlR) It makes you a contender for Mayor of New York City and/or a primetime CNN gig.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at December 31, 2013 03:39 AM (659DL)

225 Does that make me a bad person or just nuts? False choice. Just a moron.

Posted by: dogfish at December 31, 2013 03:39 AM (K5C9H)

226 The new NYC mayor is going to ban the horse drawn carriages in central park. Why? Because it's inhumane for the horses. Are there still mounted police in NYC?

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:40 AM (MMC8r)

227 Bingoooooo, er, ohhhh!

It's my new battle cry.

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 03:40 AM (MDwlR)

228 Are there still mounted police in NYC?

Is this a gay joke?

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at December 31, 2013 03:40 AM (nMYaa)

229
Also:

Mandatory pic for tonight's New Year's Eve Overnight Thread:

http://t.co/GAPU0XbrkB

Ace of Spades Champagne

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:40 AM (kdS6q)

230

221: "What's next, outlaw owning pets because it's animalist to own an animal? Let them roam free!"

 

Didn't San Francisco already do this by banning pet stores?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 03:41 AM (LJpVo)

231 Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 08:35 AM (Qev5V)

The solenoid can become intermittent, but it should only affect the starter itself.  Panel lights, head lights etc. should still work with a solenoid problem.  I had a truck that needed to have its solenoid whacked with a hammer every now and again.  Battery corrosion will exhibit similar symptoms, but usually the solenoid will click or chatter, but not engage the starter.  Lights and other low amperage circuits may still seem to work with battery corrosion, but usually the starter will not.  Battery corrosion is the easiest thing to check first.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:41 AM (o3MSL)

232

The greenies on the ship in Antarctica? Fuck 'em. Let them freeze. I don't give a shit. It pisses me off that any $$$ and energy was expended even conducting a  meeting to consider rescuing their worthless. If the chinese want to do it, fine. As long as they eat the bill.

 

I am all for sending something though. Airdrop them some ice. With compliments.

Posted by: otho at December 31, 2013 03:41 AM (9gNQd)

233

One day, I am going to do this;


>>Man Arrested Running Through Bingo Hall With Pants Down Yelling 'Bingo' <<
http://tinyurl.com/ngovkzg

Does that make me a bad person or just nuts?

 

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 08:36 AM (MDwlR)

 

No, but you might want to check and see if you're related to Harry Reid.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 03:42 AM (zF6Iw)

234 Solenoid O' Brian?  Didn't she get killed off on that Family guy show? 

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 31, 2013 03:42 AM (GjPnA)

235 Didn't San Francisco already do this by banning pet stores?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 08:41 AM (LJpVo)


Wife said she heard that EPA was planning to levy an AGW tax on beef due to cow farts.  Think what it would be like if the EPA assholes had delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:43 AM (o3MSL)

236 "I know nothing about cars. But on my old toyota, the same thing would happen. I think they told me it was the seluloid (sp?) or something."

Solenoid may have been what they said.

I am inclined to agree with others upthread that this is likely loose battery and/or ground connections. Also, "old battery", as Gem said, in seriously cold weather, means you better be ready for a long walk or a long wait. Nothing beats the stuffing out of a car battery like freezing temperatures. That's on the top ten list of winterization tips.

When you go to buy that new battery, be ready for sticker shock. Another item where thanks to green ecoholic stupidity, prices have been rising far faster than the allegedly "low" rate of inflation.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 03:43 AM (gqT4g)

237 >>Melissa Harris-Perry ‏@MHarrisPerry 18m I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they r wrong for hurting. >>Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them. What?? >>As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. I bet her family is mad at her. >>I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices. Who feel. She laughed at the woman who sang "one of these things is not like the other". She doesn't think she degraded their choices??? Wow. Oh and all these have a cute little hashtag: MHPapology.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 03:43 AM (SUKHu)

238 Via Foxnews;

A man wearing nothing but war paint, ran naked through a northeast bingo hall today, repeatedly screaming BINGO!

He was taken into custody by local police and is being treated at a mental health facility.

He gave his full name as Marcus Moron, Member of the Horde. But police suspect that is an alias.

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 03:44 AM (MDwlR)

239 Sounds like a couple of van loads of suddenly useless nags headed for the big killing floor in Canada next week.
 Posted by: The Palm Beach Agorist

Maybe they can just let the horseys go free in Central Park.

Free roaming horseys, just like nature intended!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 03:44 AM (nZ561)

240

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2013 07:20 AM (JDIKC)

 

Went in that club in 1990, I was Air Force, up from Kunsan. No racial harassment and it was a mixed crowd but they had a huge chandelier in the middle of the big room and the soldiers kept throwing bottlecaps at it I think. Every few minutes glass would come raining down on the people sitting at the tables below it. When I left Casey, the gate guard, a KATUSA, asked to see my pass. I told him I was AF and we didn't use them. All I could think of from that night was I was glad I didn't join the Army.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 03:45 AM (QnRSM)

241 Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 08:38 AM (EWsrI)

Good point about the cables.  Cable corrosion can be totally internal to the cable and not visible, so wiggling the cable is a good test.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:46 AM (o3MSL)

242 The Left : 1) Republicans are racists. 2) Any evidence to the contrary proves Republicans are racists.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:46 AM (MMC8r)

243
Also note, to commemorate 2014 The Year of the Horse, NYC is sending those Central Park carriage horses off to the knacker's yard.

So, that ought to insure good luck for the coming year.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 03:46 AM (kdS6q)

244 Let he who hasn't run through the bingo hall, naked, shouting Bingo! cast the first magic marker.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 03:47 AM (cHZB7)

245 And really, the scrunt MHP gave the typical non-apology. "I'm sorry if you feel etc..." Fuck her.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:48 AM (fWAjv)

246
So according to our President, the ones who blew themselves up in Volgograd, 'folks who cause mischief' h/t Pajamas Media.

The DHS has just upgraded these attacks from 'Mischief', to 'Shenanigans'.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 31, 2013 03:48 AM (0IhFx)

247 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 08:46 AM (kdS6q)

I think NYC is really going to enjoy years of a di Blasio reign!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:48 AM (o3MSL)

248 "No. No pity.They can either vote with their feet, or stop being sheep." I get the schaedenfreud (sp?) but... Used to be people "voted with their feet" by moving to America. Now we're moving selectively within America. I know my family did. But... When you have nowhere left to run, maybe then you'll take sympathetic pity on your fellows trapped behind enemy lines.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fully caffeinated at December 31, 2013 03:49 AM (ktPHV)

249 The guy was probably driven insane by the mind-numbing tedium of bingo. It's like a hospice with prizes.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:49 AM (MMC8r)

250 The DHS has just upgraded these attacks from 'Mischief', to 'Shenanigans'. Still a ways to go before 'workplace violence.'

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:50 AM (MMC8r)

251 Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 08:48 AM (fWAjv)

To be perfectly fair, the only thing she did wrong was to get caught in public saying what she really thinks.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:50 AM (o3MSL)

252 >> The DHS has just upgraded these attacks from 'Mischief', to 'Shenanigans'.
 
The system worked.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2013 03:50 AM (cHZB7)

253 May the whole island of Manhattan slide into the sea. Most of the businesses are relocating anyway. This idiot will hasten the rush to the door and completely destroy their corporate tax base they been sucking on like Count Dracula.

Let's see how it works out for them. About 110 companies I work with have relocated to Jersey, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 03:51 AM (MDwlR)

254 Still a ways to go before 'workplace violence.'

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 08:50 AM (MMC8r)


You have to be heard yelling 'allahu akbar' to get that one.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 03:51 AM (o3MSL)

255

The DHS has just upgraded these attacks from 'Mischief', to 'Shenanigans'

 

Let us hope and pray they don't elevate to "Hijinks."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 03:52 AM (zF6Iw)

256 >>>And eventually, Wilder gave voice to the unspeakable. “Remember, Gloria,” he instructed Swanson before a take, “Norma was fucking the monkey.” Just one of many reasons why I've never been a Wilder fan.

Posted by: Caliban at December 31, 2013 03:52 AM (2ArJQ)

257 If MHP is going to change what she thinks and become a better and wiser person, it has to start somehow and sometime. I favor giving her full slack on this. Let's see what she does with it.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 03:52 AM (EWsrI)

258 “Remember, Gloria,” he instructed Swanson before a take, “Norma was fucking the monkey.” Frankly, that really doesn't make sense with the character.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:53 AM (MMC8r)

259 I swear to G*d I'll pistol whip the next person who says 'shenanigans.'

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:53 AM (fWAjv)

260 Too bad we can't get Martin Bashir to chime in with the appropriate punishment protocols for MS Perry.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 31, 2013 03:53 AM (5tSu+)

261 260 RWC at December 31, 2013 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

tomfoolery

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 03:54 AM (TE35l)

262 >>So according to our President, the ones who blew themselves up in Volgograd, 'folks who cause mischief' h/t Pajamas Media.<<

Remind me to stay home next time the local teenagers are out "mischief making", as the hometown papers like to put it.

Who knew that included PBIED's?

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 03:54 AM (MDwlR)

263 Happy New Year to all the posters both the regs and the occasionals….I have truly enjoyed you all immensely. I tend to weave in and out of here as time allows and always look forward to my visit. All the best in the coming new year

Posted by: Kawfytawk at December 31, 2013 03:55 AM (EY4Et)

264 I swear to G*d I'll pistol whip the next person who says 'shenanigans.' Hey, Farva! What's the name of that restaurant you like so much with the goofy shit on the walls and mozzarella sticks?

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 03:55 AM (V3kRK)

265 Couple pieces on Russia in the WSJ. I really can't see how the Olympics go off without an attack. Not even turning the whole region into an armed camp will stop suicide bombers.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2013 03:55 AM (ZshNr)

266 259 “Remember, Gloria,” he instructed Swanson before a take, “Norma was fucking the monkey.” Frankly, that really doesn't make sense with the character. Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 08:53 AM (MMC8r) An ape's penis is very small. Um, so I have heard.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 03:55 AM (EWsrI)

267 Get in, turn key in ignition, and voila, engine turns over no problem. What just happened? Sorry such a long, stupid story, but I was gobsmacked. TIA.

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 08:27 AM


My first stop would be the ground (-) battery cable. Tighten, and check for corrosion. Then do the same with the "hot" (+) cable.

I've had similar problems twice over the years. First time was a failed ground cable on a 15 year-old car. Second time, the connection was simply loose. Miraculous repair with a wrench.

But hey, it's a Toyota. Japanese electricity may not be the same as American, British or French electricity.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 31, 2013 03:56 AM (ff7/5)

268 I swear to G*d I'll pistol whip the next person who says 'shenanigans.' Nicklefuckery.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 03:56 AM (cB3Ay)

269 To be perfectly fair, the only thing she did wrong was to get caught in public saying what she really thinks. Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 08:50 AM (o3MSL) Absolutely. They are being awfully free with their tongues lately. And people think we can unite together - not with these folks if this is how they truly view us. F em all to hell.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:56 AM (fWAjv)

270 So according to our President, the ones who blew themselves up in Volgograd, 'folks who cause mischief' h/t Pajamas Media.

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at December 31, 2013 08:33 AM (Jsiw/)




Grand Mufti Obama: The little scamps. Allah akbar!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2013 03:56 AM (JivuR)

271 Can't wait to see Putin's response. Then again, these terrorist bombings have been going on for quite a while. I suspect Sochi will be the safest place because terrorist won't be able to get to it.

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 03:57 AM (Qev5V)

272 Hey, Farva! What's the name of that restaurant you like so much with the goofy shit on the walls and mozzarella sticks? Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 08:55 AM (V3kRK) golf clap Well done.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 03:57 AM (fWAjv)

273 Not even turning the whole region into an armed camp will stop suicide bombers. Posted by: Lincolntf

Good thing no one will be wearing bulky coats that could hide splody stuff

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 03:57 AM (nZ561)

274 I always preferred Chotchkies over Shenanigans.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 03:57 AM (MMC8r)

275

I swear to G*d I'll pistol whip the next person who says 'shenanigans.'

 

Seems kind of harsh.

Posted by: M. Night Shenanigan at December 31, 2013 03:58 AM (NF2Bf)

276 "Went in that club in 1990, I was Air Force, up from Kunsan." You probably bought drinks for the daughters of the hookers we were with in 1974.

Posted by: jwest at December 31, 2013 03:58 AM (u2a4R)

277 I'm confused.  What's the order of escalation?

Fun,
goofing around,
mischief,
tomfoolery,
hijinks,
shenanigans,
hooliganism,
vandalism,
assault,
riot


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 03:58 AM (V70Uh)

278 Hey, Farva! What's the name of that restaurant you like so much with the goofy shit on the walls and mozzarella sticks?

 

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 08:55 AM

 

 

Shenanigans?

Posted by: farva at December 31, 2013 03:59 AM (9gNQd)

279

An ape's penis is very small.


Um, so I have heard.

 

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2013 08:55 AM (EWsrI)

 

Really?  Damn.  So much for my next game of "Me Jane, You Cheetah."

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 31, 2013 03:59 AM (zF6Iw)

280 275 I always preferred Chotchkies over Shenanigans. Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 08:57 AM (MMC8r) Chotchkies goes overboard with their flair.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 04:00 AM (fWAjv)

281

Posted by: jwest at December 31, 2013 08:58 AM (u2a4R)

 

At least in the military club I wouldn't have had to pay juicy prices.

 

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 04:01 AM (QnRSM)

282

But hey, it's a Toyota. Japanese electricity may not be the same as American, British or French electricity.

 

It not even sound same, round eye.

Posted by: Nippon Erectricity Union, Rocal 100 at December 31, 2013 04:01 AM (zF6Iw)

283 Chotchkies goes overboard with their flair. I can get a cheeseburger anywhere.

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 04:02 AM (MMC8r)

284 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 31, 2013 08:58 AM (V70Uh) 'Acted stupidly' should be in there somewhere.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 04:02 AM (fWAjv)

285 Terrorists from the Caucasus are hard core. Many of them are key leaders in the various middle east attacks (Libya, Syria, AFG, etc.).

If they are determined to make an attack, they have the tools and determination. They also know this is a high profile venue.

The Russians can be pretty tough to. They don't care about human rights, laws or anything else when pursuing these people. It's how they've kept them largely in check.

Who knows how this will end in Sochi. Hopefully not well for the terrorists. My guess is the Russians are already on the offense.

Posted by: Marcus at December 31, 2013 04:02 AM (MDwlR)

286
Dwyane Wade confirmed the reports that he had fathered a son with a woman other than his fiancée, actress Gabrielle Union, during a temporary break.

USA TODAY




Contemporary popular culture folks.  Make sure your kids get plenty of exposure to it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 04:02 AM (kdS6q)

287 I'm sure Putin is hoping to steer them away from Sochi, but the Islamists don't seem to care. These blasts were a half-day's drive from the Opening Ceremony site. I hope the US Athletes aren't being left to the security of the notoriously corrupt Russian police/military.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2013 04:03 AM (ZshNr)

288 "Couple pieces on Russia in the WSJ. I really can't see how the Olympics go off without an attack. Not even turning the whole region into an armed camp will stop suicide bombers."

I am still gobsmacked at the reports that Prince Bandar (now running Saudi intelligence) went to Moscow to try to muscle Putin out of supporting Syria as a client regime, and while there, remarked casually that "we [the Saudis] control" the Chechen militants who have caused so much trouble for Russia in recent years.

Bandar basically said, get with the program on Syria and we'll muzzle our muzzies and make sure that the Sochi Olympics come off safely with no terror incidents.

Needless to say, this is NOT A GOOD THING TO SAY to a cold-eyed, stone-hearted former KGB officer like Putin. This is ESPECIALLY not a good thing to have said when there have been multiple lethal terror incidents which killed Russian nationals, as just happened.

Because even if those terror attacks were not by groups under Saudi control, the assumption in the Kremlin will of course be that they were, and that the attacks are payback for Putin's intransigence in continuing to support Assad.

Very bad things are in store for the Saudis now. Bank on it.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 31, 2013 04:03 AM (gqT4g)

289 Japanese electricity may not be the same as American, British or French electricity. It runs sideways instead of up & down.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:03 AM (cB3Ay)

290
I swear to G*d I'll pistol whip the next person who says 'shenanigans.'



All around general assgrabbery.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 31, 2013 04:04 AM (kdS6q)

291 If they say shenanigans again I'm going to set the  blog on fire.

Posted by: Milton Waddams at December 31, 2013 04:04 AM (NF2Bf)

292 Dwyane Wade confirmed the reports that he had fathered a son with a woman other than his fiancée, actress Gabrielle Union, during a temporary break. But let's get Tebow for his 'overt religiousity.'

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 04:05 AM (MMC8r)

293 Whole herd of deer walking right down the street. Which might not be so weird except I work in an industrial park. Poor buggers are just looking for something edible poking up through the global warmening all over the ground.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at December 31, 2013 04:05 AM (7ObY1)

294 >>"we [the Saudis] control" the Chechen militants who have caused so much trouble for Russia in recent years. Yikes.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 04:06 AM (SUKHu)

295 Didn't Vic serve under General Assgrabbery during the First Punic War?

Posted by: Nippon Erectricity Union, Rocal 100 at December 31, 2013 04:06 AM (zF6Iw)

296 >>>His rationale for government mandated wage raising included the word "humane" iirc. Not a focal point for Smith or Burke. Posted by: ontherocks at December 31, 2013 08:15 AM (ZxFuG) Smith and Burke were Aristotelian conservatives. That is not the same thing as Wall Street conservatism. Their goal was the preservation of existing democratic values and arrangements against the Jacobins. Were they alive today, there's a very good chance that they would consider a modest, sensible "minimum wage" just such an arrangement.

Posted by: Caliban at December 31, 2013 04:06 AM (2ArJQ)

297 Who knows how this will end in Sochi. Hopefully not well for the terrorists. My guess is the Russians are already on the offense. Putin: "We begin bombing the Caucasus in five minutes".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:06 AM (cB3Ay)

298 "At least in the military club I wouldn't have had to pay juicy prices." Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 09:01 AM (QnRSM) Just curious... Did the "business girls" still carry health cards stamped by the base medics in 1990 or had they moved on to a more advanced system by then?

Posted by: jwest at December 31, 2013 04:07 AM (u2a4R)

299 All around general assgrabbery.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

Mopery with intent to ...?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 04:08 AM (nZ561)

300 Whole herd of deer walking right down the street. Which might not be so weird except I work in an industrial park. Poor buggers are just looking for something edible poking up through the global warmening all over the ground. Let 'em eat lead.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:08 AM (cB3Ay)

301

249: "Used to be people "voted with their feet" by moving to America. Now we're moving selectively within America. I know my family did. But...

When you have nowhere left to run, maybe then you'll take sympathetic pity on your fellows trapped behind enemy lines."

 

I don't entirely disagree with you when looking at it in the macro or national level. But the entire premise behind our nation is that we are a collection of united, but different States.

 

Even though we are straying further and further away from the ideals of Federalism, it is still our founding ideal. New Yorkers are vastly different sorts of people than Texans.

 

Culture is politics. If a person does not care for the prevailing culure and political environment in which they reside, they should move to a more palitable locale.

 

If moving is not an option, for whatever reason, then that person should stop being the sheep among wolves, and DO something to change the situation. This may mean sacrificing some comfort, fortune, or even well being.

 

For those who are not willing to do either, I may offer them my prayers and my love (in a general and abstract sense), but no pity. You make your choices, you live (or not) with the consequences.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 04:09 AM (LJpVo)

302 295 Mama AJ at December 31, 2013 09:06 AM (SUKHu)

You know once upon a time such pronouncements would have opened the House of Saud up to overt reciprocity...

thank God our government works for the Muslims now and won't engage in or allow such tawdry retaliation.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 04:09 AM (TE35l)

303 A "high-powered" rifle just has a longer extension cord.
For the electric shoulder thing that goes up.
Posted by: Carolyn McCarthy

220, 221, whatever it takes.

Posted by: Michael Keaton at December 31, 2013 04:11 AM (nZ561)

304 Let 'em eat lead. Too scrawny. Not a decent buck in the lot of 'em.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at December 31, 2013 04:11 AM (7ObY1)

305 Happy new year's 'rons. Got to get some work done today, unfortunately, so I'm putting in a half day. Hope yall have a blessed and relatively safe evening. Later!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 56% more DOOM! at December 31, 2013 04:11 AM (E8IHS)

306 Yahoo's running a headline that says Phil Robertson says to marry 15-year-old girls. Who else believes that this story isn't quite what the headline implies?

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 04:14 AM (MMC8r)

307

>>>Used to be people "voted with their feet" by moving to America. Now we're moving selectively within America. I know my family did. But...

 

We now have internal  political refugees in America. NYC and its ilk are a major mover of that. Look, this isn't schadenfreude, this is war. People get hurt, shit gets tossed around. Its not fair, its not pretty, but its reality now. My attic is always available to hide the refugees in, but fk that city.

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at December 31, 2013 04:15 AM (3ZtZW)

308 Back in the late 60's early 70's, the local TV station, WGN, would show Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields movies starting at 10 PM and going until 4 AM or so on New Years Eve.
I was in high school, and this was my intro to these great comedies. Sat up and watched them with my dad. Good memories

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2013 04:15 AM (nZ561)

309 308 Yahoo's running a headline that says Phil Robertson says to marry 15-year-old girls. Who else believes that this story isn't quite what the headline implies? Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 09:14 AM (MMC8r) Yeah, marrying them is too much trouble.

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 31, 2013 04:15 AM (E8IHS)

310 Well, I've been dating the same person for four months now and we've made it to the start of New Year's Eve. There's a distinct possibility I could do nothing stupid in the next 24 hours to spoil it. One of my housemates argues that, for the first time, I'm enjoying being the prettier one instead of the smarter one. I cannot refute his case. Plus, I got a rhinestone tiara for Christmas as part of the deal.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at December 31, 2013 04:16 AM (a5ljo)

311 Thanks, all, for replies and advice. I can check for corrosion and tighten connections, but it sounds as if I've got a new battery in my future. Sigh. To go along with the furnace and hot water heater that both died this month. Ka-ching. Good-bye, 2013, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. Best to the Horde in 2014 - thanks for the headlines and the snark and the vocabulary enrichment. I nominate: Word of the Year: Spatchcock. Phrase of the Year: Unfuck yourselves.

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2013 04:16 AM (zw+pb)

312

Did the "business girls" still carry health cards stamped by the base medics in 1990 or had they moved on to a more advanced system by then?

 

Down in Kunsan the bar mommasans would hang on to them and you could see it if you asked.  Most were good about not letting the girls work if they caught something.You could see the girls lining up for their STD checks every month at the local clinic.  In Kunsan, then, the only time you got concerned about getting the clap or something was when a TDY returned from the Philippines. You just stayed away from the girls for a couple weeks and things returned to normal. Ironically, things have now changed greatly. At most bases now the girls can't dance at the bars and GIs get Art. 15s for taking one out. I think I remember reading that thy can get in trouble for buying a juicy now. I've long since retired but I would not make a career of it again they way things are going.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 04:16 AM (QnRSM)

313 308 --- at December 31, 2013 09:14 AM (MMC8r)

Even if it is, isn't the left trying to mainstream NAMBLA?

Why do we not hold the fuckers to task for their past pronouncements and inferences?

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 04:17 AM (TE35l)

314 Too scrawny. Not a decent buck in the lot of 'em. Sausage & jerky. Less cruel than letting them starve to death.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:17 AM (cB3Ay)

315 Yahoo's running a headline that says Phil Robertson says to marry 15-year-old girls.

Who else believes that this story isn't quite what the headline implies?

Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 09:14 AM (MMC8r)




Yahoo desperately tries to run to the left of the Daily Kos

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2013 04:18 AM (JivuR)

316 303>> The House of Saud will rue the day they threatened Putin. Especially if they're counting on the JEF to back them up when push comes to shove.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 31, 2013 04:19 AM (60Vyp)

317 I can check for corrosion and tighten connections, but it sounds as if I've got a new battery in my future. Not necessarily. If it was able to start without struggling once the connectivity restored itself, then the battery just may be fine. If you do get a new battery, take your old one in with you. I don't know how it works where you live, but around here (and I think it might be a federal reg) we have to put a deposit down on returning the old battery. Also, stores like Auto Zone or Advance Auto Parts will change it out for you in the parking lot. Just tip the kid that does it for you.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 31, 2013 04:19 AM (V3kRK)

318 Ace or one of the Cobs needs to have a "Best _____ of the Year" thread. Best Word of the Year: Nicklefuckery Best Meme of the Year: ???

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:24 AM (cB3Ay)

319

314: "At most bases now the girls can't dance at the bars and GIs get Art. 15s for taking one out. I think I remember reading that thy can get in trouble for buying a juicy now."

 

They started that shit when I was at Kunsan in '01. We had to take human trafficking training. Anyone caught paying a barfine got an automatic Article 15.

 

The squadron hooches started doing good business though. Not much reason to go to A-Town unless you were old enough to keep your wits about you.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 04:25 AM (Kh+vp)

320 Best Meme of the Year: ??? Toaster Fuckery?

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at December 31, 2013 04:25 AM (7ObY1)

321 Cooking method of the year: Spatchcock

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2013 04:25 AM (ZshNr)

322 I saw Best Meme of the Year open for The Toaster in '13.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 04:26 AM (v6cwT)

323 Sausage & jerky. Less cruel than letting them starve to death. Yep. But I don't think the authoritahs would look kindly on discharging a firearm in a commercial office park

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at December 31, 2013 04:26 AM (7ObY1)

324

Best Meme of the Year:

 

"I saw ____ open for ____ at ____."

Also in the running for Most Overused Meme of the Year.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2013 04:27 AM (zF6Iw)

325

325: "Yep. But I don't think the authoritahs would look kindly on discharging a firearm in a commercial office park"

 

And thus we come back to Longbows!

 

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 04:27 AM (v6cwT)

326 I saw Best Meme of the Year open for The Toaster in '13. Best Meme That Never Gets Old.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:27 AM (cB3Ay)

327 "Yep. But I don't think the authoritahs would look kindly on discharging a firearm in a commercial office park" And thus we come back to Longbows! Crossbows FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:28 AM (cB3Ay)

328 Absolutely. They are being awfully free with their tongues lately. And people think we can unite together - not with these folks if this is how they truly view us. F em all to hell.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2013 08:56 AM (fWAjv)



We need to never forget, this IS the way the liberal/progressive/democrat elite think of us.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 31, 2013 04:29 AM (o3MSL)

329 And, of course, Dump up!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2013 04:29 AM (cB3Ay)

330 Okay, which one of you morons did this? http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/30/Man- Arrested-Running-Through-Bingo-Hall-With-Pants- Down-Yelling-Bingo There was a moron had a dong And "Bingo" was it's name-o B-I-N-G-O B-I-N-G-O B-I-N-G-O And "Bingo" was it's name-o

Posted by: naturalfake at December 31, 2013 04:29 AM (KBvAm)

331 My wife has two shoulder things that go up.



Though they usually start from her knees before she gets them in the sling.

Posted by: Joey "Two-Blasts" Biden at December 31, 2013 04:30 AM (jMTuU)

332 Best Meme of the Year: ??? Toaster Fuckery?
Screw you!

Posted by: couch fucker at December 31, 2013 04:31 AM (8AHeV)

333 308 Yahoo's running a headline that says Phil Robertson says to marry 15-year-old girls. Who else believes that this story isn't quite what the headline implies? Posted by: --- at December 31, 2013 09:14 AM (MMC8r) It's a joke. I think he said because at that age they will pluck the feathers from your ducks.

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 31, 2013 04:32 AM (Qev5V)

334 "We had to take human trafficking training. Anyone caught paying a barfine got an automatic Article 15." The preferred method back in my day was to rent the girl and apartment by the month. These girls were slightly higher in the pecking order than the nightly bar hookers. Of course, everyone accepted the arrangements as normal business and no one ever suggested it was wrong. You could get an Article 15 for contracting an STD though.

Posted by: jwest at December 31, 2013 04:34 AM (u2a4R)

335

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 09:25 AM (Kh+vp)

 

About the mid 90s, the philipinas started coming to A Town as well as a few Russian girls. Korean girls actually became a minority in their own bar district. They first instituted a curfew again in 97 or 98 at the Kun. Osan had one since 95 when a couple GIs died in different incidents but both alcohol related. I lived outside A Town and had a POV so I got around most of the bullshit. The really bad thing about this is you have a couple thousand testosterone filled GIs and no place to relieve it.  I never had the slightest interest in most of the beauty queens at the Kun. We used to joke that they took their ugly papers away at LAX and gave them back when they returned.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 04:34 AM (QnRSM)

336

The preferred method back in my day was to rent the girl and apartment by the month. These girls were slightly higher in the pecking order than the nightly bar hookers.

 

Also known as a yobo for a year.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 04:36 AM (QnRSM)

337 337 Bill R. at December 31, 2013 09:34 AM (QnRSM)

That era is what led to people like the legendary lass we ran into at Ft Bliss in 98-99 who were "queens for a year"...

charming doll orally copulated the boys for a consideration while they were e-3s in the Happy Hongoul and she at least had married on O-3 on the backbound and was out of the force some 30,000 richer.

Thanks anti-trafficking laws.

As I said to wife once I gazed upon this "Helen of Troy" in the flesh...

"THAT is it?"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 31, 2013 04:37 AM (TE35l)

338 Do you really think the proles will get the life extension treatments?

One of the reasons for the takeover of the system is so that only the "recommended" recipients receive the most and best of care.

Comprende vous?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 31, 2013 04:38 AM (LSDdO)

339

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 09:34 AM (QnRSM)

 

I had a house in A-Town (just a block to the left of the big arch), and it was a sweet setup. I worked swing shift, and by the time I got home, I had a friendly "houseguest" who got off of her shift when her club shutdown for the night.

 

I enjoyed all three flavors. And not a penny was spent. Other than booze and food. They did all the cooking and kept me happy. Best damned tour I ever had.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 04:39 AM (Kh+vp)

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Happy New Year, morons!

 

I, for one, am very grateful that the most talented president evah (John McVain) is on a long vacation - it's been nice not hearing his fucking voice every day.

 

I plan on buying a new washing machine at Home Depot today.  It will not be energy efficient, my toast to the California greenies who have destroyed this once great state.  I will also be picking up some incandescents, my last act of "fuck you" for the year.

 

And for tonight and tomorrow, watching the second season of Sherlock.  Woo-hoo!!!!

Posted by: joanne still loves Trey Gowdy and his hair at December 31, 2013 04:46 AM (s/quq)

341 My last doodle of the year I was going to go for something apolitical & mushy, but instead ended up mocking Der SCoaMF waving g'bye to 2013 for me. http://mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/wave-goodbye-to-the-old-year My website is an open sketchbook-diary of my random crap. I call it the web's best-kept secret since 1996 - probably fewer hits in my site's history (discounting spambots) than Ace gets in an hour. That's fine with me. I'm not out to be a pop phenom. Fame scares the bejeebers out of me, actually. Moonbattery once embedded a video of mine, and when I, not knowing that, saw the views stat spike, the ol' tummy clenched up like a monkey hearing a jaguar roar. Although... if fame came associated with proportional wealth, I would try to handle it. The web's growth surprised me, and I had been waiting for it for decades. I never really thought about the possibility of anything like 'going viral' when I first scanned & uploaded a cartoon to the newfangled web thingy. Now that I realize how easily one can, quite randomly, become a worldwide target, for just the slightest thing, well, I might have been more circumspect in some of my uploading. Or, maybe not. Too late now. Basically, I'm just glad if I can now and then reach my "niche market," like finding someone with whom you know you can share the latest joke. The stats show that the biggest referrer to my site in 2013 was Ace. Since this is practically the only place I plug my stuff, not a big surprise. I hope there aren't too many followed my links and got disappointed, and that some got a smile or something now & then. Upshot is, I appreciate this community, and our hosts, for all I get from alla y'all, and I hope I've returned a tithe or so in jokes, links, and sometimes a webwork. HBD, Ace of Spades blog. Happy New Year you old horde you, and, for Auld Tymes' Sake... one of the greatest AoS-spawned memes... BARACK OBAMA IS STILL A STUTTERING CLUSTERFUCK OF A MISERABLE FAILURE!

Posted by: mindful webworker - over-caffeinated at December 31, 2013 04:47 AM (ma3QC)

342 The first time I went to Kunsan, A Town was for Americans only. Unescorted Korean men were told to leave. I lived in a two room hooch down the ally before the big arch right by where it curved to go to Mimyon. The second time I lived in Mimyon and the big rice paddy was right across the street before the highway to Kunsan City. I loved it there and would drive to Osan or Seoul for the weekends. I also married a Korean and we were together for 22 years before she passed last February. Juvats Rule!!

Posted by: Bill R. at December 31, 2013 04:48 AM (QnRSM)

343 Whew. Once again I clumsily posted a tl message before final edit, but once again get some shielding by the new post up / horde moves on syndrome. Whew.

Posted by: mindful webworker - verbosity by accident at December 31, 2013 04:53 AM (ma3QC)

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345:"Whew. Once again I clumsily posted a tl message before final edit, but once again get some shielding by the new post up / horde moves on syndrome. Whew."

 

Nope. No hiding for you.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 31, 2013 05:03 AM (OJn3e)

345 Have a happy and safe new years eve. >>> Only for people on the right. The left is invited to reduce their population due to drunken misadventure by as many as possible tonight.

Posted by: SlapNutz at December 31, 2013 06:13 AM (vVSAz)

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