March 29, 2011

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— Gabriel Malor

Coin operated self-destruct... Not one of my better ideas.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 01:51 AM | Comments (268)
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1 One of the Back to the Future movies?

Morning,  Gabe!

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 01:56 AM (Fo83G)

2 My word.  A BMW ad.  We are moving up in the world around here.

And back on topic, this just in: Obama still confused and confusing RE Libya

Posted by: Popcorn at March 29, 2011 01:57 AM (OOehk)

3

Obama still confused and confusing RE Libya pretty much everything...

FIFY

Meh.

Posted by: Jess at March 29, 2011 02:00 AM (WyHCD)

4 I find it interesting that Kristol and Podhoretz thought the speech was fine.

Kristol,  it turns out,  was given a special briefing on the speech prior,  along with a few other columnists.

I have a long-standing dislike of Kristol,  which many who know me from FR can attest.  I think he is a weasel.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 02:01 AM (Fo83G)

5
A coin operated self destruct......whats not to like?

Posted by: Jack at March 29, 2011 02:03 AM (kCT7A)

6 Coin-operated self-destruct = Obama's economic policies

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 02:06 AM (Fo83G)

7 Any pundit who goes along with the UN-standard or the 'Me' standard outlined in that speech doesn't deserve to be listened to.

Posted by: nickless at March 29, 2011 02:07 AM (MMC8r)

8 Any 'conservative' pundit, I mean.

Posted by: nickless at March 29, 2011 02:08 AM (MMC8r)

9 Any pundit who goes along with the UN-standard or the 'Me' standard outlined in that speech doesn't deserve to be listened to.

Yeah, I think that's where I am, as well.

Posted by: Popcorn at March 29, 2011 02:12 AM (OOehk)

10 Kristol's column is disgusting.

It's gullible, neocon (in the worst sense of the word), completely sidesteps the concept of Constitutional restraints in the furtherance of emotional appeal, and is lauds Jughead for his style and ignores his substance.  Kristol's a teenage girl reading a political version of Tiger Beat.

Posted by: nickless at March 29, 2011 02:17 AM (MMC8r)

11

At the TH with Univision at some school, a student stood up with a deportation letter


Obama on Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens: We Don’t Want to Deport Them; 'We Want Them To Succeed’

The exchange happened during a town hall event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Univision at a Washington, D.C., school. 

A student, who appeared via Skype, asked: “My question for the president is, why [is the government] saying that deportations have stopped -- or the detention of many students like me, why is it that we are still receiving deportation letters like this one?”

Obama answered, “We have redesigned our enforcement practices under the law to make sure that we’re focusing primarily on criminals, and so our deportation of criminals are up about 70 percent. Our deportation of non-criminals are down, and that’s because we want to focus our resources on those folks who are destructive to the community.

“And for a young person like that young woman that we just spoke to who’s going to school, doing all the right things, we want them to succeed," Obama said.


Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:24 AM (penCf)

12 Methinks Kristol has partaken of the Koolaid.  I believe that too many of the media's so-called conservatives believe in the use of our forces in dubious overseas adventures for almost any reason, and don't really support true National Defense.
I couldn't hear any coherent policy in the speech (and I don't normally listen to the one since naps impart far more wisdom than he), but I did think he has learned to use the teleprompter better and the paraphrased bits from Bush rolled off his tongue smoothly.
If my vision of Amerikkka was for the executive to bypass Congress and follow France in action, I would have been thrilled.
Thanks again to the Soros, the MBM, and the 52% for giving us what we apparently deserve--a totally incompetent UN-loving dolt with no traceable past (I wonder if he was in the Witness Protection Program before he ran for the Senate?).

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 29, 2011 02:24 AM (DCpHZ)

13

Ahem... momma - what, exactly, is newsworthy of that?

FWIW, the MSM version this AM just quotes the last part, and dresses it up in an "oh, isn't that nice"...

Posted by: Jess at March 29, 2011 02:27 AM (WyHCD)

14 “My question for the president is, why [is the government] saying that deportations have stopped -- or the detention of many students like me, why is it that we are still receiving deportation letters like this one?”

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 07:24 AM (penCf)

The correct answer would have been something like "Shut up and get out you damn law breaker."

Living in this topsy-turvy world where criminals complain about being punished for their crimes, thinking they have some legitimate claim on the resources of a sovereign nation not their own, is making my head hurt.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 29, 2011 02:28 AM (xUM1Q)

15 Please select mode of death: "Quick And Painless" or "Slow and Horrible"

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 02:29 AM (GTbGH)

16 Posted by: toby928™ at March 29, 2011 07:29 AM (GTbGH)

Think you need to add the "Thousand Cuts" option

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 29, 2011 02:30 AM (DCpHZ)

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:31 AM (penCf)

18 Plankton, you magnificent bastard

Posted by: The BLM at March 29, 2011 02:31 AM (8ay4x)

19

Bitch Spaniels rounds into form, and that form is a pretzel:

Minority Leader Patrick Bauer said he and his fellow Democrats ended one of the longest legislative walkouts in recent U.S. history after winning concessions from Republicans over recent weeks on several issues.

I'm shocked that anyone outside of the MSM would consider him a serious contender.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:33 AM (8ay4x)

20 Obama on Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens:

There are no non-criminal illegal aliens.

By definition.

Posted by: nickless at March 29, 2011 02:33 AM (MMC8r)

21

"Bitch Spaniels"

I made that up

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:33 AM (8ay4x)

22 Deportation discriminates against illegals in the pickwickian sense that laws against theft discriminates against pickpockets.

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 02:33 AM (GTbGH)

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:34 AM (penCf)

24

Amy Adams, ginger-Lois Lane. Hubba-hubba, zugg-zugg.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at March 29, 2011 02:37 AM (pr+up)

25

Ahem... momma - what, exactly, is newsworthy of that?

FWIW, the MSM version this AM just quotes the last part, and dresses it up in an "oh, isn't that nice"...

Posted by: Jess at March 29, 2011 07:27 AM (WyHCD)


This is the second 'face-time' he has given to Univsion since we started bombing Libya. 

That he is clearly going to use amnesty as a means to get re-elected.

That the Pres. thinks his time is better spent on Spanish TV, then say, speaking to the American people about the 3 wars, huge deficit, slaking economy, etc.

Plus, I didn't mean for it to be so big.  It is CNS stories that do that.

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:38 AM (penCf)

26 Sorry Truman, didn't see your post.

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:39 AM (penCf)

27 http://tinyurl.com/45lvvr5

Tax the Super Rich now or face a revolution Commentary: A ‘Super-Rich Delusion’ is leading us to ruin (MarketWatch)

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 29, 2011 02:40 AM (6Lzbz)

28

And in one of the wirder stories of the day, on March 29th, the state of Texas observes Texas Loves The Children Day.

damn, my links look like shit today.  I can't use the buttons up top for some reason.

 

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:44 AM (8ay4x)

29 Coin operated self-destruct... Not one of my better ideas
 
Someone better go back and get a shitload of dimes.
 
In other news, WI college professors decide to join the teachers union in solidarity with their K-12 brethren. I hope Walker remembers to cut their pay and bennies next.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 29, 2011 02:44 AM (ENKCw)

30 Morning Morons -- just checking in...are all the World's dictators and strong-men safe?  Or have Obarky and his pals decided to roust a few more?

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 29, 2011 02:46 AM (6DDE+)

31

Howard Fineman gleefully makes veiled claim that Iowans are racist

Since my links aren't realy working, use your favorite search engine to look up The Daily Caller.  It's the lead story this morning. 

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:46 AM (8ay4x)

Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 02:47 AM (penCf)

33 Tax the Super Rich now or face a revolution Commentary

I think I saw that guy ranting on the corner with a sandwich board.

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 02:47 AM (GTbGH)

34

Gnubreed@31: I was just reading that story.  Talk about nincompoops! 

"Gee, I just now recognize that there's a cushy profession with lots of pay and bennies versus not a lot of work, and it's about to have it's pay and bennies gutted.  I think I'll join up!"

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:49 AM (8ay4x)

35 When I was your age we had henchmen, with pockets.

Posted by: Dave at March 29, 2011 02:50 AM (FQACB)

36

EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

How the hell will anything get delivered?  Sounds like a recipe for dismantling cities entirely.

Which I am sure is a feature and not a bug for these watermelon-commies.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:51 AM (8ay4x)

37 I didn't inflict last night's dose of narcissism on myself, but one of the early morning guys made an interesting point.

If we're going to overthrow governments "for humanitarian reasons," shouldn't the first place we go be Mexico?

And, just because I think it needs to be said every day: this President isn't worth the skidmarks in a 5 yr old's underwear.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at March 29, 2011 02:52 AM (KxyHe)

38 hench London slang.
nouns:
1) someone strong- looking, or muscular. Specifically appearance DO NOT get confused with if they be strong, but don't look it.
2) someone you wouldnt wanna mess with
3) huge
verbs:
1) to hench: to muscle someone out, push them aside, beat them in a fight."look at that bodyguard, he's so fuckin hench"
"that car is hench. you could fit Pavarotti in there"
you push someone out of a queue to get to the front and they do shit about it.
"man got henched! shame!"

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 02:52 AM (8ay4x)

39 I see Zero is going on some TV shows today and will be chatting with the girls.  Brian, Diane, and somebody else, I can't remember her name.  He'll probably pop in at the View, too.

Carefully orchestrated puffery to permit him to push out the meme.

And the stooges will buy it, because they are stooges.  Everybody likes Mister Nice Guy, and he is doing something important, saving lives and all.  Besides, for us, it's just sort of a video game, like Mediterranean Fire or something.

Posted by: High Dollar Moron at March 29, 2011 02:53 AM (4sQwu)

40 "I think I saw that guy ranting on the corner with a sandwich board."

This guy?

<i>About Paul B. Farrell

Paul Farrell writes the column on behavioral economics. He's the author of nine books on personal finance, economics and psychology, including "The Millionaire Code," "The Winning Portfolio," "The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing." Farrell was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley; executive vice president of the Financial News Network; executive vice president of Mercury Entertainment Corp; and associate editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He has a Juris Doctor and a Doctorate in Psychology.</i>


I was halfway into the piece before realizing it wasn't snark.  This dude is scared.




Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 29, 2011 02:54 AM (6Lzbz)

41 Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 07:51 AM (8ay4x)

That would be, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them.  Consider: it's cities where liberalism can flourish.  Only in cities is one so disconnected from the real world that the answer to "where does food come from" can be "the grocery store."  Only in cities, and, to a lesser extent, the 'burbs, can one get to (a very limited subset of) "everything" by walking.

If you kill the cities, people go back to suburban and rural communities- which lend themselves more toward conservative viewpoints.

And with that, I'm out... stupid frickin' vpn...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at March 29, 2011 02:56 AM (KxyHe)

42 I was halfway into the piece before realizing it wasn't snark.  This dude is scared.

And he clearly thinks we should be too.  But I'm put off by vague rants against the "rich".

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 02:57 AM (GTbGH)

43 And, just because I think it needs to be said every day: this President isn't worth the skidmarks in a 5 yr old's underwear.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at March 29, 2011 07:52 AM (KxyHe)

Hey Allen! Sniff our shorts pal!! 

Posted by: UFYOLU-United Five Year Old Labor Uninon at March 29, 2011 02:57 AM (pr+up)

44 Come on folks, it's no surprise that the GOP would support Barky's Libyan adventure. Most previous criticism of Barky on Libya has been that BO is neither quick enough nor forceful enough. Few in the GOP have opined that we should have passed on Libya. Arguably, the *only* thing the GOP post-Reagan stands for consistently is ME interventionism. All else is put aside. Is there a more Republican pundit than Kristol? Kraut maybe, but you know he's on the same page.

Posted by: Mr. Diddy Wah Diddy at March 29, 2011 02:58 AM (c0AOK)

45 As an aside, I have favored a .1% wealth tax for years.

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 02:59 AM (GTbGH)

46 Even the libs on MSNBC can't figure out this policy. (Daffy)

Meanwhile food prices are going crazy, bonds are being dumped wholesale, gas is going up.

Posted by: Zakn at March 29, 2011 03:09 AM (zyaZ1)

47 hench London slang.
nouns:
1) someone strong- looking, or muscular. Specifically appearance DO NOT get confused with if they be strong, but don't look it.
2) someone you wouldnt wanna mess with
3) huge




 Mooghan McCan =  hench?



Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 03:10 AM (penCf)

48 Ooh Ace gets a big shoutout on the NR's Morning Jolt http://bit.ly/dH6qMg

Posted by: Zakn at March 29, 2011 03:11 AM (zyaZ1)

49 I don't understand Ferrell's thinking,  I guess.

See,s to me that he thinks that the rich are addicted to wealth and that taxing them will wean them from this addition,  as well as making the lower classes feel better by seeing them punished.

And how,  exactly is that going to do anything constructive for the economy? 

Right after Clinton was elected,  I was working in sales at an up-scale furniture store.  We suddenly had a run of customers who were all democrats.  It was like they thought that Clinton was going to send them money in the mail.   It was very delusional and strange,  and a forerunner of the woman who thought Obama was going to pay her rent and buy her a car.

I honestly think the Russians or the Chinese have some sort of mental-illness virus they have dropped into the water supply.  There is way too much craziness out there,  including this Ferrell guy.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 03:11 AM (Fo83G)

50 Sounds like a recipe for dismantling cities entirely.

Which I am sure is a feature and not a bug for these watermelon-commies.

Posted by: Truman North
---------
No, they want more people to live in cities.. it is more energy efficient.

They just don't want people owning cars.  In their utopia, everyone use public transportation.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 29, 2011 03:11 AM (Do528)

51

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan is known around the world for clearing Illinois’ Death Row in 2003 and imposing a moratorium on the death penalty.

But the governor who pardoned more than 200 people admitted in a recently released court deposition that he “didn’t understand” the difference between two major types of pardons and that he was declaring a Chicago inmate innocent by the way he pardoned him.

That surprising admission came in a March 2010 deposition that Ryan, now 77, gave at the Terre Haute, Ind., prison where he’s serving a 6œ-year term on a federal corruption conviction.

As governor, Ryan had options when he decided to pardon inmates amid questions over whether innocent people had gone to prison as a result of confessions coerced by Chicago Police detectives.

One was to grant what’s called a general pardon. That forgives a crime — but it doesn’t forget it.

But an innocence pardon says that person is actually innocent of committing the crime.

An innocence pardon also allows a person who was wrongly convicted to file a lawsuit and try to seek damages.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 29, 2011 03:12 AM (tvs2p)

Posted by: Beto at March 29, 2011 03:15 AM (H+LJc)

53 44 http://tiny.cc/6g7f7

Bill Maher now calls Palin a cunt.
So lets recap...,. he has called her a twat, a bimbo and now a cunt.

Posted by: Jackwagon at March 29, 2011 07:54 AM (qjUnn)

<CRICKETS>

Posted by: NOW Activists at March 29, 2011 03:16 AM (6DDE+)

54 I can't use the buttons up top for some reason.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 07:44 AM (8ay4x)

Then take her pants off first!

Posted by: Typical perverted moron at March 29, 2011 03:18 AM (LH6ir)

55 As an aside, I have favored a .1% wealth tax for years. Sounds like somebody's about to get hisself dropped from the Protected Rolls.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 03:18 AM (PgmR7)

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 29, 2011 03:19 AM (9hSKh)

57

I'm thinking I might not need to make 10 cups of coffee every day when I'm the only one drinking it.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 03:20 AM (XdlcF)

58 The advent of U.S. reality show Jersey Shore has been greeted with dismay and even outrage, with one MTV Italia website viewer commenting: 'When I see this, I wonder whether Bin Laden had a point.'

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 29, 2011 03:21 AM (tvs2p)

59 I'm shocked....shocked I tell ya.....

Fox News Alert:  NATO reportedly delays its planned takeover of the mission in Libya

Posted by: Tami at March 29, 2011 03:22 AM (VuLos)

60 #48  Apparently you do not have a long history of following Kristol.  A few highlights:

His pushing Dan Quayle,  as Quayle's chief of staff,  to "carve out his own territory" and getting Quayle to criticize Bush 41 right before the re-election campaign.

He was known as a leaker,  so much that Baker wouldn't allow him into campaign strategy meetings.

His support of Colin Powell as a presidential candidate until Powell said "NO."  At which point he started pushing McCain for 2000.

His anti-Bush criticisms all through the 2000 campaign,  including the legal battle to stop Gore.  When Bush was declared the winner,  he went into suck-up mode,   no doubt wanting to get back into the inner circles of power.

When no White House job was forthcoming ,  he started meeting with McCain's former campaign staff at DC restaurants and pushing ideas for McCain's come-back,  most of which included sticking it to Bush. 

When the China spy plane was captured by the Chinese,  Powell negotiated a return,  at which point Kristol wrote a column insulting Bush and Powell and calling it "our profound national humiliation."

When Jeffords jumped to the democrat side,  effectively ending any possibility that the GOP could get some stuff passed,  Kristol had the "scoop,"  and sat on TV with brit Hume,  grinning like a Cheshire cat.  I am convinced that kristol caused the jeffords defection from things that were said at the time,  but I can't prove it.  Kristol was AWFULLY happy to announce that Bush had lost his slim majority.

Bill Kristol is a weasel,  not to be trusted,  and is lower than pond scum.  It doesn't surprise me at all that he would suck up to Obama.  He is NOT a typical Republican.  He IS a typical Beltway pundit and snob.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 03:23 AM (Fo83G)

61 Fox News Alert:  NATO reportedly delays its planned takeover of the mission in Libya

Obama lied!  No War for Europe's Oil! 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 29, 2011 03:24 AM (9hSKh)

62 Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 08:20 AM (XdlcF)

Just mix it 1:1 with Valu-Rite. It will calm you right down!

Posted by: Typical perverted moron at March 29, 2011 03:24 AM (LH6ir)

63 This was the president's speech in a nutshell:
There is no Plan C, no Plan B, and for that matter, there is no Plan A, either. He knows what he wants to happen, but shrinks definitively and certainly away from making it happen. He hopes Qaddafi will play nice and beat feet outta there, and wishes Libya the best in the meantime.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 29, 2011 03:24 AM (tvs2p)

64

Beldar is still blogging again and didn't think much of the speech:

>>My eye keeps being drawn back to one particularly gutless, dishonest sentence

...

>>Our POTUS fabricates imaginary straw-men as reflexively as he breathes — not just when speaking off the cuff or on the stump, but in prepared, polished speeches with the entire world as his audience. The only way he can seem reasonable or competent is in comparison to fictional fiends who do not exist, so he makes them up.

http://beldar.blogs.com/

 

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 03:25 AM (XdlcF)

65 He is NOT a typical Republican.  He IS a typical Beltway pundit and snob.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 08:23 AM (Fo83G)

Bingo!

Kristol has never impressed me. His nasally speech is irritating, and his pomposity is galling. And most of all, as you point out, he is a creature of the beltway.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 29, 2011 03:26 AM (LH6ir)

66 Basically, Obama got rolled by the Europeans.

"It's their mess.  This is an after-affect of French and Italian colonialism. The Libya war is neo-colonialism by the Europeans. And the United States is like fraternity pledges that the brothers make mop up the frat house floor on Sunday morning after an all-night kegger that they didn't attend."

And what is puzzling, if not actually astonishing, is that Barack Obama, who reputedly is of such deep anti-colonialism that he kicked Winston Churchill's bust all the way from the Oval Office to London, fell for it.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 29, 2011 03:27 AM (tvs2p)

67 Hubby wants "some people" rounded up. and put in charge. Obama keeps describing "some people" as the worst of the worst. "Some people" are always wanting things that look really bad and Obama has to do the opposite of what "some people" say or think. The question is who are these "some people"? How does Barky know what "some people" are thinking? These "some people" obviously have a diametrically opposed way of thinking than Barky so why are "some people" letting Barky and his marxist minions know what they think?

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 03:29 AM (66JDx)

68 And Lee Stranahan is blogging at Patterico's now.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 03:30 AM (XdlcF)

69

My eye keeps being drawn back to one particularly gutless, dishonest sentence in Obama's speech from last night:

Because contrary to the claims of some, American leadership is not simply a matter of going it alone and bearing all of the burden ourselves.

Leave aside that both Bush-41 and Bush-43 assembled broader international coalitions in 1990-1991, 2001, and 2003. Tell us, Mr. President, who these people are! Who exactly are the "some" who "claim" that American leadership is "a matter of going it alone and bearing all the burden ourselves"? Point to one such person, so we can join you in mocking him or her, and thank you properly for saving us from such misguided views!

But it is effectively a null set: There is no such "some."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 29, 2011 03:31 AM (tvs2p)

70 Bill Kristol, member of the lucky sperm club.

Posted by: Museisluse at March 29, 2011 03:31 AM (xrmna)

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 03:32 AM (3nrx7)

72 I keep thinking that with President Macbeth in charge that Dunsinane Wood sure looks closer than it did yesterday.

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 03:33 AM (66JDx)

73 Going outside to work on my victory garden. Can't wait to show it to Moosechelle!

Posted by: bababa, ba bam Libya at March 29, 2011 03:33 AM (BXc/3)

74 Bill Kristol, member of the lucky sperm club.

It's Magically Delicious.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at March 29, 2011 03:34 AM (tf9Ne)

75 Walter Williams has a fresh article up on the lowering of test standards for police applicants in Dayton Ohio. They were lowered to get more black applicants to pass by order of the DOJ. Yet here are the pre-lowered requirements:
 
One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio police officer is to successfully pass the city's two-part written examination. Applicants must correctly answer 57 of 86 questions on the first part (66 percent) and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the second part.
 
When I was in school (and dinosaurs still walked the earth) those percentages would equate to an F and a low D. So they lowered them.
 
I feel safer already.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 29, 2011 03:35 AM (ENKCw)

76 Who wants to bet that UK and French leadership are in need of new TVs today, after throwing the ones they had out the window while watching Prez'nit Look-How-Though-I-Am's speech?

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 03:36 AM (3nrx7)

77 Burnham Wood,  dagny.  It came to Dunsinane.

Or maybe that's our problem.  Dunsinane is coming to Burnham wood.

At any rate,  your analogy is quite apt.  We have a leader who is motivated by greed and power,  and has done a lot of bad stuff to get where he is,  no doubt pushed by his wife.

And our nation has been torn asunder by his actions. 

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 03:36 AM (Fo83G)

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 03:38 AM (XdlcF)

79

Here is the question I wan reporters to ask Obama today, assuming he is doing his rounds on the TV networks.

 

The Rebels are aboout to attack Sirte, a pro ghadafi city, what does the UN/NATO airforce do when the Rebels take the city and begin slaughtering civillians? Do we then bomb the rebels as our mandate is to protect civillians and enforce a no fly zone.  If we do not bomb the rebels to prevent the slaughter, doesn't that make us the rebels airforce and not the protector of civillians?

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 03:39 AM (wuv1c)

80 81 Yeah I knew that wasn't right somehow but was too lazy to google it. I feel like we've got the world creeping up on us but he's too arrogant in his own prophesy to notice it. Odd, isn't it that all these people didn't fall in love with his words and just start singing his praises instead of following their own national interests or radical religion.

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 03:40 AM (66JDx)

81

Amy Adams, ginger-Lois Lane. Hubba-hubba, zugg-zugg.

Agreed.  I love red heads like Cocaine Bear loves cocaine, and Amy Adams is near the top of the list.  Yum-yum.

Posted by: Alex at March 29, 2011 03:40 AM (J2ejK)

82 OT, but apparently Fort Myers is nice this time of year: http://tinyurl.com/4vnvvgk The article left out (ahem!) critical details. Can someone help me?

Posted by: GolfBoy at March 29, 2011 03:42 AM (WGL5k)

83

Hmm, too much parsing or just the right amount?

I also thought it was striking and unsettling when I heard it that he said, “as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.”  He refused to wait for the bad press?  Very odd terminology I would never have written for my former boss.  We are talking about real, live people.  Not images.

Amy Holmes at PJM's Tatler blog.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 03:43 AM (XdlcF)

84 EU: Hey, let's ban ALL cars from European cities by hiking fuel taxes!

In related news, Obama still wants to buy Biden a new train set and hike fuel taxes.

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 03:44 AM (3nrx7)

85

Bill Maher now calls Palin a cunt.
So lets recap...,. he has called her a twat, a bimbo and now a c*nt.

This is how Bill Maher stays relevant.  He saw how well it worked for Tina Fey, and he's trying it too.  These two owe Palin their livelihoods.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 03:46 AM (8ay4x)

86 By 2050 the Euro roads will be clogged with old people on golf carts; cars for those working will be effectively banned.

Posted by: Jean at March 29, 2011 03:46 AM (WkuV6)

87 Great link Mama AJ!

Posted by: Zakn at March 29, 2011 03:49 AM (zyaZ1)

88 No shit. Maybe we have become a nation of cowards.

Posted by: maddogg at March 29, 2011 03:50 AM (OlN4e)

89 Oh, Ben, Ben, Ben... There are no "civilians" in cities held by Qadaffy. There are only "pro-Qadaffy forces." All of the "civilians" are in rebel cities. That five year-old girl lying dead in the rubble? She is a major in the Libyan Secret Police. Don't let the teddy bear fool you. I hope that clears up your confusion.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 03:53 AM (hlY6R)

90 Birnam Wood, Miss Marple.

But I got part wrong, too: I was telling folks it was three bitches who gave O'Bama the bad prophecy.  And then there's that "I, of Newt," thing.

If last night wasn't the "Tale Told by An Idiot" speech, I'm a poor Shakespearian.  A practicing thespian, as it were.

Posted by: comatus at March 29, 2011 03:53 AM (W5ilH)

91

Maddog:  Unfortunately for Cain, you can't apply religious tests to hold public office.

Publicly.

It's fairly obvious to me that you can't both be a real Muslim and a real American.  But you can't actually say it out loud if you're the president.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 03:53 AM (8ay4x)

Posted by: maddogg at March 29, 2011 03:54 AM (OlN4e)

93 83 Nice Americans

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 08:38 AM (XdlcF)

 

So wonderful. I like the part where the big pilot hands the 2 cases of water to the little japanese man and hesitates to think that he can carry it but the little guy does.

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 03:54 AM (66JDx)

94 No, you're both wrong, in Dunwich, and Ctluthu's on the way.

Posted by: justin cord at March 29, 2011 03:56 AM (YJ303)

95

“And for a young person like that young woman that we just spoke to who’s going to school, doing all the right things, we want them to succeed," Obama said.


Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 07:24 AM (penCf)

 

Doing all the right things. Like being here illegally

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 29, 2011 03:56 AM (1Jaio)

Posted by: maddogg at March 29, 2011 03:57 AM (OlN4e)

97 By 2050 the Euro roads will be clogged with old people on golf carts; Muslims on their knees praying because there is no more room in the Mosque of Notre Dame, cars for those working  dhimmis will be effectively banned.

Posted by: Jean at March 29, 2011 08:46 AM (WkuV6)

FIFY

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 29, 2011 03:58 AM (Rn2kl)

98

Stone tools recently uncovered in a Texas creek valley were found to be 15,500 years old, making them the earliest known artifacts of what may have been the very first Americans.

I'm just afraid this news is going to give Texans the impression that they’re somehow superior to everyone else.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:01 AM (8ay4x)

99


All of the "civilians" are in rebel cities. That five year-old girl lying dead in the rubble? She is a major in the Libyan Secret Police. Don't let the teddy bear fool you.

I hope that clears up your confusion.

Yeah, i have a feeling you are right. We're as likely to see pictures of civllian dead in the media as we are that US Kill Team in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 04:01 AM (wuv1c)

100 Just read a preview of the Frontline program on Bradley Manning. He came out of the closet when he was 13 and objected to the war. Yet, he enlisted???? When he was 18, he pulled a knife on his father and attacked his step mom who called 911. His father could not describe him as patriotic. Who didn't feel patriotic after 9/11 unless you are an America hating leftard or libertarian? And then there is his gender confusion...

Posted by: moi at March 29, 2011 04:02 AM (s7C19)

101 Taurus You're trying to live healthier, but you'll continue refusing to give up cigars, since they're still the best way to light the dynamite you throw into children's hospitals.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:03 AM (8ay4x)

102 The headline on the sidebar article about the EU being interested in "banning cars" is inaccurate. They're looking to ban internal-combustion engines (actually, they only mention diesel and gas engines, so presumably Batman could use still use his turbine-powered car), not cars per se. Cars powered by batteries, hydrogen, unicorn farts and the like would be allowed.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 29, 2011 04:03 AM (pbCk0)

103

I'm just afraid this news is going to give Texans the impression that they’re somehow superior to everyone else.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 09:01 AM (8ay4x)

Are you trying to say that we're not? That settles it. I am revoking you immigration request when we secede.

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 04:03 AM (3nrx7)

104 Posted by: maddogg at March 29, 2011 08:54 AM (OlN4e)

You don't understand. The volcanoes are erupting and spewing more COinto the atmosphere because of the man-made CO2 that created the conditions for volcanic eruptions.

Posted by: Global Warming Shill at March 29, 2011 04:06 AM (LH6ir)

105

Cars powered by batteries, hydrogen, unicorn farts and the like would be allowed.

Yeah, but can you really call it a car if it doesn't spill a gallon of gas on the asphalt from the carbueretor and leave twenty feet of rubber whenever you peel out?

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:06 AM (8ay4x)

106 "Cars" are divices for displaying three-inch-thick chrome bumpers and chucking two ten-speed bikes in the back seat

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:08 AM (8ay4x)

107 I'm just afraid absolutely certain this news is going to give reinforce Texans the impression conviction that they’re somehow superior to everyone else.

You know, you'd be a fool to start this unless you can finish it too.

Them's pre-Clovis tools. It's either Greeks, Jews, or Mormons.
Expect Durbin to convene a hearing any minute to seize them.

Posted by: comatus at March 29, 2011 04:08 AM (W5ilH)

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:08 AM (k1rwm)

109 Are electric cars sufficiently combustable to have a satisfying car-b-que? If so, we're cool with it.

Posted by: French muslim yoots at March 29, 2011 04:10 AM (OlN4e)

110 @107

You've given me an idea. I am going to apply for permits to search for unicorns in the Gulf of Mexico, ANWAR, CA coast, etc.

By fortunate coincidence, the equipment needed to search for unicorns is exactly the same stuff used for drilling for oil, except the purpose is, of course, to liberate unicorns from their million year old prisons beneath the earth's crust.

Also, my research has shown that, millions of years ago, oil was used in the construction of unicorn prisons, so we'll have to pump all of it out of the way if we're going to free them.

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 04:10 AM (3nrx7)

111 And then there's that "I, of Newt," thing

Ha. Well done.

Posted by: Retread at March 29, 2011 04:12 AM (okCHU)

112

I have no issue with hydrocarbon-car free cities.

Of course, to save energy lost over transmission lines, it would be ecologically smart to put the means of power generation (be it coal/oil/nuclear/unicorn) right in the center of the city.

Posted by: Chuck Z at March 29, 2011 04:12 AM (Ig+B0)

113

114Are electric cars sufficiently combustable to have a satisfying car-b-que? If so, we're cool with it.

Funny.  Yesterday in my comparative political systems class, the professor made the case that the burning of cars was a good thing.  See, people in France are mandated to carry insane amounts of car insurance.  So when they want a new car, they take their old car to the outskirts of Paris and light it on fire.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:12 AM (8ay4x)

114

115@107

You've given me an idea. I am going to apply for permits to search for unicorns in the Gulf of Mexico, ANWAR, CA coast, etc.

THREAD WINNER

hell, BLOG WINNER

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:13 AM (8ay4x)

115

Funny.  Yesterday in my comparative political systems class, the professor made the case that the burning of cars was a good thing.  See, people in France are mandated to carry insane amounts of car insurance.  So when they want a new car, they take their old car to the outskirts of Paris and light it on fire.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 09:12 AM (8ay4x)

Ooooh, so that's what those yutes in France were doing a couple of years ago.  They weren't rioting....they were getting new cars.

Posted by: Tami at March 29, 2011 04:14 AM (VuLos)

116 Quick, pass some taxes on unicorns. Lose the paperwork, mis-understand the judge's rulings, and don't let Louisiana gain a job until they get rid of that Jindal guy.

Posted by: Administration at March 29, 2011 04:17 AM (XdlcF)

117 Are electric cars sufficiently combustable to have a satisfying car-b-que? If so, we're cool with it.

I think you will be quite pleased to know that the electric cars will be even more dangerous to the Fireman that have to put them out.

The toxic cloud of  acid and heavy metals produced from burning batteries is quite noxious.

Posted by: Thomas Gray at March 29, 2011 04:17 AM (tf9Ne)

118 "why are you being so cruel to a guy who just wants to remake the world in his own image and pay millions of dollars to silence you"  - pat on beck
(in response to beck doing his soros impression)

sometimes I wonder if these two aren't long standing morons.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:17 AM (k1rwm)

119 Bill Maher now calls Palin a cunt.

I'll be damned. He can recognize one. Who'd have thunk?

Well, she is. And a big, strong, functioning one, too. It's hot-wired into a real human spine, and on the other end of that is a brain. I admire that in a woman. Trying to see the pejorative aspect here.

Those are three things you don't see much on Maher's programme.

Posted by: comatus at March 29, 2011 04:18 AM (W5ilH)

120 <starts looking up how to form Unicorn Exploration Inc. as a Brazilian company, headquartered in Texas>

10 gazillion Obama bucks coming my way, bitchez!

Posted by: Damiano at March 29, 2011 04:19 AM (3nrx7)

121

Legal Insurrection with the one sentence summary of the speech:

"Did you say Iran, sorry I didn't hear you, what was that, we can't dictate the terms of change for others, except when we do, and did, but only with a coalition, My Fellow Americans, Bush bad in Iraq, me good in Libya, because I did not declare war in that country, Libya."

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 04:20 AM (XdlcF)

122

Nice counter story @ TMZ re: John Cena granting wishes to 30 kids after the Ina Garten story last week.

http://tinyurl.com/4jxsfj7

 

Posted by: LaughingOutLoud! at March 29, 2011 04:21 AM (zNmqL)

123 comatose,  Well,  we are all dragging up bits from our long-ago studies of Shakespeare.  Faulty memories aside,  there are a lot of good lessons in the old plays.

Thanks for the correction.  Lessons in humility are good for the soul.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 29, 2011 04:25 AM (Fo83G)

124

WASHINGTON - Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday unveiled a 16-person national fundraising team studded with veterans of other presidential campaigns, including those of potential rival Mitt Romney.

The new team will be led by Brian Haley, who ran Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC fundraising efforts and who served as deputy finance director for the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign in 2008.

http://tinyurl.com/48x5xet

Posted by: Tami at March 29, 2011 04:25 AM (VuLos)

125 76 I keep thinking that with President Macbeth in charge that Dunsinane Wood sure looks closer than it did yesterday.

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 08:33 AM (66JDx)

Heh.  Maybe that's why he won't cough up his birth certificate.  Perhaps he's not of woman born.

Posted by: MWR at March 29, 2011 04:25 AM (4df7R)

126

I've read a little of the Andrew Breitbart vs. HuffPo nonsense and couldn't really bring myself to care much.

But, ya know, it is nice that AB is highlighting the idiocy right when Ms. Huff is taking over AOL's crap. Great start!

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 04:25 AM (XdlcF)

127 "...so why is he in favor of getting rid of options for the economically disadvantaged?"  watch the vid

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:26 AM (k1rwm)

128 130 Nope.Jackal.

Posted by: steevy at March 29, 2011 04:27 AM (JmBcq)

129 Hillary is growing her hair out again.  This indicates she's going to run as a hawkish neocon centrist.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:28 AM (8ay4x)

130 The rumor was right then, a couple of days ago I said that the rumor was that eric schmidt was going to be the next commerce secy, guess beck did the research cause he's talking about it now.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:28 AM (k1rwm)

131 It frustrates me to no end that anyone would compare why and what we did in Iraq to Libya. Once again the left shows they cannot make logical comparisons. They are both clueless and intellectually dishonest. They mix in just enough similarities with their lies to dupe the useful idiots.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 04:28 AM (iRWGZ)

132

Vivian Schiller gets asked the tough questions:

“There’s been six months of tough things you’ve had to deal with … did you find any time during that that being the woman executive made a difference maybe had a harder kind of pressure on you that a man in that wouldn’t have as much criticism or as much pressure on them?”

Of course, she couldn't just simply say "no" but leave it open that it had been there and she didn't notice it.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 29, 2011 04:32 AM (XdlcF)

133 Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 09:28 AM (iRWGZ)

That's why I put up the video of that girl at the "ayers event".  She had her facts, she made her point and now it's on you tube.  If you notice, there are no "straight answers" anywhere these days. 

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:32 AM (k1rwm)

134 [Michel Leon Chenevert dit LeMarbre de Villiers, of the tribe called Comatii by Caesar, says,]

"Turn, hellhound, turn!"

Posted by: comatus at March 29, 2011 04:34 AM (W5ilH)

135 Baby Assad is feeling the pressure.

Syrian cabinet resigns amid widespread protests

Sadly, given the composition of the protest groups in the ME, I'm not sure if Assad goes that he won't be replaced by somebody worse.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 29, 2011 04:35 AM (9hSKh)

136 "January Case Shiller Data Atrocious: "At Worst, The Feared Double-Dip Recession May Be Materializing'""'These data confirm what we have seen with recent housing starts and sales reports. The housing market recession is not yet over, and none of the statistics are indicating any form of sustained recovery. "

you'd have to have been living in a bubble, ignoring all contextual clues, not to have innately known this.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:36 AM (k1rwm)

137 So now the Feds are telling counties that they are "too white" and have to start making amends.  Lovely.  You know, if I was a more cynical man, I'd suspect that Holder and many of the bureaucrats in DC want a race war, or at least massive racial violence.

Posted by: Alex at March 29, 2011 04:38 AM (kwNeL)

138 "And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."

-Barack Obama

"You're lookin' mighty cute in those momjeans."

-Bashar Assad

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2011 04:38 AM (GwPRU)

139 Hey wingnuts-yer hero Duncan Hunter has endorsed President Obama's multilateral Libyan peacekeeping mission.

Posted by: Greg at March 29, 2011 04:39 AM (7+pP9)

140

Hey wingnuts-yer hero Duncan Hunter has endorsed President Obama's multilateral Libyan peacekeeping mission.

okay. You're president has declared a war, without calling it a war, on a muslim nation of whom we have no vital interest.

Obama lied, people died. No blood for French and Italian Oil.

 

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 04:41 AM (wuv1c)

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:41 AM (k1rwm)

142 Duncan Hunter has never been a conservative.  He's a neat guy, but he's not a conservative.

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:41 AM (8ay4x)

143

So now the Feds are telling counties that they are "too white" and have to start making amends.  Lovely.  You know, if I was a more cynical man, I'd suspect that Holder and many of the bureaucrats in DC want a race war, or at least massive racial violence.

the most interesting part of that article was that Marin county is going to try to remedy that problem.

How exactly does a county do that? It's not a college admission process. It's a freaking county. Is is going to offer discounts on privately sold homes to people of color?

I don't get it.

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 04:43 AM (wuv1c)

Posted by: Jose at March 29, 2011 04:43 AM (mnYZc)

145 Does anyone still confuse Politico with a news site?  lol

Posted by: Truman North at March 29, 2011 04:43 AM (8ay4x)

146 You know, if I was a more cynical man, I'd suspect that Holder and many of the bureaucrats in DC want a race war, or at least massive racial violence.

You crackers can run from the inner cities we destroyed, but you can't hide.

Posted by: John Holder at March 29, 2011 04:43 AM (tf9Ne)

147

Hey wingnuts-yer hero Duncan Hunter has endorsed President Obama's multilateral Libyan peacekeeping mission.

oh and just about every Democratic Senator and Representative not only endorsed, but voted for George Bush's multilateral wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 04:44 AM (wuv1c)

148 Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 09:43 AM (wuv1c)

I didn't read about this but it feels like a way to take more taxes from the counties that don't meet the criteria set forth.  In other words, you have to pay more for your whiteness.  I find that ridiculous.  So then in the predominantly black counties will they be paying more for their blackness (we're looking at you maryland)

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:45 AM (k1rwm)

149 There is no war!!!

Posted by: gregory dusseldorf at March 29, 2011 04:45 AM (GTbGH)

150 It's second term Hunter Jr who apparently needs to brush up on his role as a Congessman to check the balance with the executive branch. Nice that he has agreed to cede his role to the President.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 04:46 AM (iRWGZ)

151 i love that one of the "too white" counties is marin......one of the wealthiest and liberalist counties in the nation..........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 29, 2011 04:47 AM (eOXTH)

152 Bronx Zoo's Cobra Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!

Posted by: Jose at March 29, 2011 04:47 AM (mnYZc)

153 Posted by: Jackwagon at March 29, 2011 09:46 AM (qjUnn)

I think it's funny, the paragraph should have been written before and instead it's being written about trump.  the strategy in it's brilliance is fascinating.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:47 AM (k1rwm)

154 Bronx Zoo's Cobra Anyone know if Rebecca Black lives in NYC? No reason.

Posted by: Jose at March 29, 2011 04:48 AM (mnYZc)

155 My friend is a stand up comic and he's working on a very funny bit about the cobra leaving to "make a hit" and returning.  Very mafia like but funny as hell.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:49 AM (k1rwm)

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 04:54 AM (k1rwm)

157 G'morning morons and 'ettes! 

Has anyone here finished a framed-in and pre-plumbed and wired basement before?  We're looking at a house that is in a stellar neighborhood.  It's bank-owned and a great price.  'Hasn't sold yet because there are only 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (which is big enough for us, but not for most families here in Utah).  The basement is about 20% finished (beautifully done family room with big windows) with the unfinished part already having the windows, the walls framed, electrical put in, and the plumbing for one bathroom plumbed.  (I think the unfinished part is about 1200 sq ft, but we'd probably only finish a bathroom and one bedroom, so perhaps 400 sq ft of that.)

I'm just trying to get a rough estimate for finishing a bathroom and for finishing generic living space.  Any ideas? 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 04:56 AM (pW2o8)

158 21 Obama on Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens:

There are no non-criminal illegal aliens.

By definition.

Posted by: nickless at March 29, 2011 07:33 AM (MMC8r)

ssssshhhhhh!

Posted by: b+rry at March 29, 2011 04:58 AM (/YthY)

159 Kristol is a liberal interventionist.  Always has been.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at March 29, 2011 04:59 AM (oDMwn)

160 #164 Y-not, you don't need windows in a basement. You can save quite a bit there.

Posted by: torabora at March 29, 2011 05:00 AM (/YthY)

161 I say approximately 20 to 30 sq ft to finish your basement if you hire top contractor. It can be done cheaper but you never know what quality you will get.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 05:03 AM (iRWGZ)

162 I'm just afraid this news is going to give Texans the impression that they’re somehow superior to everyone else.

Never happen.  We are known for our modest and laconic nature.  And for having been forced to drink water from a muddy hoof print.

Posted by: toby928: Texan by the Grace of God at March 29, 2011 05:03 AM (GTbGH)

163 Hey wingnuts-yer hero Duncan Hunter has endorsed President Obama's multilateral Libyan peacekeeping mission. Hero? Who the fuck is Duncan Hunter? But here's a fun fact for you, dipshit - your boy Obama has INCREASED the number of illegal wars for oil by 33%. Why don't you visit your local recruiter, pussy? It's only peacekeeping. And now that you're allowed to have a cocksucking fiesta in the military, your last excuse not to serve YOUR president just evaporated. Nut up or shut up, you chickenhawk bitch.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 05:03 AM (TATbF)

164 168 #164 Y-not, you don't need windows in a basement.

Thanks.

Actually, I was unclear (I'm out of it - it was a super dooper long day yesterday!).  There are already big windows with beautifully done window wells installed, even in the unfinished space.  So that's all ready.  I think the windows are even large enough to be egresses, so the bedrooms would be "legal" in this state.

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:04 AM (pW2o8)

165 169 I say approximately 20 to 30 sq ft to finish your basement if you hire top contractor.

Thanks! 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:05 AM (pW2o8)

166

Wisconsin Stops Withholding Union Dues from Paychecks

Damn that evil Gov. Walker cutting our pay...wait, what?

Posted by: WI Teachers at March 29, 2011 05:06 AM (XdlcF)

167 What strategy?  Did Trump not turn over the long form on purpose?

Trump actually provided more documentation than Obama.  It was the original copy of the BC given at birth (not a computer-generated document from 4 years ago).

Does anybody really think that Trump will do like Obama and bury his long-form BC under privacy laws?  No, he'll just march on the records department and demand it.

Snarky Ben Smith just ensured that the story would enter Phase II.

Posted by: AmishDude at March 29, 2011 05:07 AM (T0NGe)

168 just kidding

Posted by: torabora at March 29, 2011 05:08 AM (/YthY)

169 Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 09:56 AM (pW2o

HGTV and DIY have tons of videos on their sites showing this.  Mike on HGTV, the "make it right guy" routinely finishes basements.  I would start by checking the codes in your area.  If you put a bedroom and bathroom down there the code may be different than if you don't.   And then, thinking like a NYer, if you are going to put a bedroom and bathroom down there then put a small kitchen too so that someday, when you go to resell, more people will look at it cause it has an apartment.   Even if you don't use it for income, it could house the independent kid right out of college or grandma and grandpa and a lot of families think of that as a plus.  If you can put a separate door for your area and one for "the apartment" that would be great.  If you can figure out how to have an additional mean of egress to the apartment with a separate entrance that would be great too.  Sure, maybe your up front costs will be more going in but the eventual value at resale will be much larger.  Mike always has a spray foam guy come in to spray the exterior walls and this stuff seems amazing as he's shown on his shows that it really does insulate and since most of his shows are in very cold canada the system must be a good one.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:08 AM (k1rwm)

170

b+rry's college records would be interesting too...

*insert popcorn munching noise here*

Posted by: torabora at March 29, 2011 05:09 AM (/YthY)

171 Sadly, given the composition of the protest groups in the ME, I'm not sure if Assad goes that he won't be replaced by somebody worse.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 29, 2011 09:35 AM (9hSKh)

Sure, it's what is going on in Egypt, and now Libya. And guess who is paying for it.

Posted by: maddogg at March 29, 2011 05:10 AM (OlN4e)

172 Hang on, torabora. No windows in a basement you're trimming out as living space is most definitely gonna violate fire code. I'm doing the same thing with my basement right now.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 05:10 AM (+61wI)

173 164 So you really just need flooring, wallboard and ceiling (doors) and then finishing the bathroom? The flooring and wallboard work isn't that expensive depending on the floor you select. I would be extremely careful about the flooring because slabs can "sweat". Carpeting can mildew and wood can warp. Do alot of research. Avoid ceramic tile on that if you ever plan on standing on it for more than 2 min. Bathrooms on a slab take ceramic tile beatifully and if it's preplumbed you can get away with picking up your own appliances, mirrors, etc. I'd say, here, $16,000. There maybe 10?

Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 05:11 AM (66JDx)

174 You might want to check with the municipality first about basement windows. In Toronto they're mandatory as a fire escape route; and in modern homes (sorry, I don't know from what date) have to be easily accessible for escape called an "egress".

Posted by: andycanuck at March 29, 2011 05:12 AM (/wCSE)

175 169 I say approximately 20 to 30 sq ft to finish your basement if you hire top contractor. It can be done cheaper but you never know what quality you will get.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 10:03 AM (iRWGZ)

wow, my parents just got an estimate to finish their basement.  $120 a square foot and the guy said it has gone down. 

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:12 AM (k1rwm)

176 Greg taking a break from the Donkey semen collection line? Remember, Greg: Suck and spit, suck and spit. Save swollowing until break, we're not paying for your fetishes.

Posted by: Donkey Breeders Association at March 29, 2011 05:14 AM (OlN4e)

177 Sorry, Y-Not. I missed your "egresses" comment.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 29, 2011 05:14 AM (/wCSE)

178

Gabriel,

keep your hands and nickels where i can see em.

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 05:14 AM (h+qn8)

179 Who has a mother in the middle of the cold war studying Russian? all while Obama's mentor is a communist...?  uh... not exactly apple pie. Why are there no college friends, no ex girlfriends... nothing...

Another good question:  Why does Barry have a social security number issued from Connecticut?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 29, 2011 05:15 AM (TpXEI)

180 The most important thing to do is to make sure that the basement is water tight.  It would be horrible to do all that work and then find out you have a water problem.  One of my friends bought a little house in queens.  The finished side of the basement was water tight but the other side, which wasn't finished wasn't.   He had already made a work out room and put in a ballet bar and mirrors for his wife when the rains came and they were crying.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:15 AM (k1rwm)

181 Thanks, curious!

Yes, a lot of the homes here have two kitchens, often two full kitchens.  The lower level kitchen is often used for canning (this is Utah, baby!). 

I can't recall if there's a doorway to the outside installed already, but your point is a good one.

I think we'd have the cash to finish at least a bathroom and bedroom in a year or two. 

Fingers crossed that we get this house. 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:15 AM (pW2o8)

182 19 guys rape a 12 year old girl in Texas, says the NY Times in a three page story. 

The girl is identified as a "Mexican".

The race  of the defendants is not mentioned.  Wonder why the race of DeMarcus, Cedric, Devo, Xavier and the others is not mentioned???

Bet you can guess.  Caution link to the NYT.  Link in next post pixy is messing with me.

Thugs!  Jail is to good for them.


Posted by: Kemp at March 29, 2011 05:17 AM (JpFM9)

Posted by: Kemp at March 29, 2011 05:17 AM (JpFM9)

184 Kemp, Ace had an entire post on that in the past two weeks i think. you should go back through the archives to find it. it was a good post

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 05:18 AM (wuv1c)

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at March 29, 2011 05:18 AM (MCnx0)

186 Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 10:05 AM (pW2o

The bathroom will be more.

You can probably do a lot of the work. Sheetrock isn't much fun, but it isn't difficult. Just be careful and methodical. You could even tape and mud and paint, and it will save you even more money. Painting a new space is easy, especially if you mask carefully and use a good quality sprayer (buy one. The rentals are usually beat up and expensive).

I would suggest using a pro for the bathroom, the door hanging and the window and wall trim. Cutting miters isn't easy. Even carpenters have trouble sometimes.

Posted by: Global Warming Shill at March 29, 2011 05:19 AM (LH6ir)

187 Damned sock!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 29, 2011 05:19 AM (LH6ir)

188 Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 10:15 AM (pW2o

well you can check where the plumbing is so you know if you can put a kitchen in.

You have to have a lot of intestinal fortitude.  Dealing with the banks is very difficult and they hold all the cards so things aren't always fair.  I've heard some horror stories that are just mind boggling.

I hope you get the house but rule #1 in real estate is "don't fall in love with a property".  The reason being, this should be purely a business decision cause otherwise you could make some tactical mistakes that you don't want to make.

Also, an inspector and a real estate attorney.  Even if you just pay the attorney for advice, it's worth the money.

lastly, if for some reason you don't get the house, it wasn't meant to be.  It has been my experience that people end up with a much better house than the house they didn't get.   They usually think I'm nuts when I say this but it is absolutely true.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:20 AM (k1rwm)

189 Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 10:15 AM (k1rwm)

That's a good point. To be safe you could install a sump with a pump.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 29, 2011 05:21 AM (LH6ir)

190

Y-Not,

Before you finish the basement, you need to make sure there aren't water problems.

Here in southwest PA, everyone gets a little water in their basement with heavy rains, unless you have french drains or some other system.

 

Is the home you're looking at on the bottom of a hill? Does the ground surrounding the home slope towards or away from your house.

 It's important to get a good idea of what water issues there might be before you invest a lot of money into the basement.

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 05:22 AM (wuv1c)

191 Cutting miters isn't easy.

Posted by: Global Warming Shill at March 29, 2011 10:19 AM (LH6ir)

Who cuts them?  I eat 'em whole.

Posted by: Crazy Joe Biden at March 29, 2011 05:22 AM (G/MYk)

192 #192

Another reason we shouldn't let Mexican women in this country to take advantage of our young men with their provocative clothes. 

They should wear hilabs to protect our men from their sexual moves.

Especially the twelve year olds, they are the worse.

Posted by: Rev Al Sharpton at March 29, 2011 05:24 AM (JpFM9)

193 Posted by: dagny at March 29, 2011 10:11 AM

Yep.  Framing, electrical, plumbing, and duct work (forced air) are already roughed in.  We'd need insulation, drywall (or whatever you put on the basement exterior walls), flooring, trim/doors, and fixtures.  There are already two really nice doors to the framed-in section of the basement. 

We're not handy enough to do that ourselves, but the price is so good that we actually would probably be able to hire someone to do it using our cash reserves (probably waiting a year or two just to make sure that there aren't water issues - basement looks very dry and we've had a very wet winter for these parts, I'm told - or other unanticipated repairs that need addressing first). 

The house is 16 years old and in very good shape - just cosmetic issues that I can handle myself (mostly painting and a bit of yard work) and a bit of exterior dry rot on the back porch that is not structural (would cost maybe $500 if our old handy man in California did it - and this is Utah so it'd probably be at least as cheap since our old guy was legit, ie: he was not an illegal alien). 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:24 AM (pW2o8)

194 They should wear hilabs to protect our men from their sexual moves.

Werd.

Posted by: cat all over the uncovered meat at March 29, 2011 05:25 AM (GTbGH)

195 'Coin-operated self-destruct...' Plankton on 'Spongebob Squarepants.' Another famous Plankton line: 'You can't do that to me! I went to college!'

Posted by: RNB at March 29, 2011 05:26 AM (lSJnL)

196 194 Kemp, Ace had an entire post on that in the past two weeks i think. you should go back through the archives to find it. it was a good post

I remember that, but this new story is just amazing.  Half these "men" had been arrested before, one for rape who had FIVE childern by four different women.  He is 19!

They raped her for three months, but the grand moms, who are "raising" them can't believe they did it.  Right.

Posted by: Kemp at March 29, 2011 05:27 AM (JpFM9)

197 Candice Olsen, HGTV, put a vinyl tile in a basement that looked like a wood floor.  It was gorgeous and she said it was easy to install.  In that episode she used a lot of IKEA stuff and a gas fireplace and made it all look custom built.

What I would do is put some things in the basement that aren't the norm.  Like a heated floor in the bathroom and a tub and a shower.  Something that will make the next buyer come in and absolutely have to have your house.  I advised one of my friends to put a tap in his kitchen and a wine fridge.  He was having a horrible time selling his house.  I told him "there is nothing to make the guy want this house" and sure enough, after he put the tap in and the wine fridge and a warming drawer, the house sold within a week for a decent price.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:27 AM (k1rwm)

198 That's a good point. To be safe you could install a sump with a pump.

If it's a newer property it may already have one.

If not installing a sump system can be quite expensive since the entire perimeter needs to have drain tile installed. This requires cutting the cement floor inside to feed to the sump basket with the installed drain tile.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 29, 2011 05:27 AM (tf9Ne)

199 $120 per square foot to finish a basement?! Are they covering it in Komodo dragon leather? I'm paying about $50/sq ft. to finish out a 1650 sq ft basement. That includes busting up slab to run plumbing, framing, wiring, custom cabinets with granite, computer and phone networking, removing old doors and reinstalling custom double doors with transom (lowering the concrete sill 1 foot), medium efficiency fireblace with high volume extraction fan, custom wood and stone mantle, art display cabinets and window seats, installing central vac, etc. Everything done on permit and to code. $120 is really high unless construction is booming in your area, and even then, it's still really high unless appliances, electronics and such are included, along with a couple of stuffed bald eagles. Stuffed with heroin.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 05:28 AM (OW0nw)

200 *nods*

Posted by: bald eagle stuffed with heroin at March 29, 2011 05:31 AM (GTbGH)

201 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 10:28 AM (OW0nw)

it's long island.  They've had three estimates so far, all around the same number.  Just the normal basement, nothing fancy and a bathroom.  They figured the space is there, they may as well finish it now since everyone says contractors are looking for work.  But they are getting discouraged as they can't believe the prices they are getting and these guys have work, they would have to wait at least a month for them to start.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:32 AM (k1rwm)

202 lastly, if for some reason you don't get the house, it wasn't meant to be. 

Absolutely.  

We are in a good position because we are approved for a loan (and we've intentionally kept our parameters really conservative), have until the end of the summer to do this move (we just started looking last week), and are flexible people.  We aren't wedded to a particular style of house or neighborhood, although this house is in the best neighborhood (that we can afford) in the area. 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:33 AM (pW2o8)

203 curious has a friend her told her about herion stuffed eagles.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 05:34 AM (iRWGZ)

204 Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 10:33 AM (pW2o

That's good.  I have a friend who just put an offer in on a house and I drove past the house and was horrified.  He's trying to buy the best house on the block.  He has another house in the picture in a better neighborhood that needs work, he doesn't understand why we are all telling him to buy that one.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:35 AM (k1rwm)

205

168 Most places you do if the basement is going to be used for more than just a place to put the furnace and water heater...and Aunt Sophie's yearly gifts of fruitcake.

Plus it's just good sense -- when I was young had a family finish their basement (unwindowed) as a bedroom for one of their kids...there was a fire; scarred me for life.

Posted by: unknown jane at March 29, 2011 05:36 AM (5/yRG)

206 I hate when someone wants to help you out on a rush job, and then you spend the next week fixing what they effed up.  I'm having to do that now.  The rework time is now about double what they saved me by "helping".

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 05:36 AM (GTbGH)

207 213 curious has a friend her told her about herion stuffed eagles.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 10:34 AM (iRWGZ)

not really, I don't even know what that means so I avoided talking about it, don't like to talk about anything I don't know anything about.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:36 AM (k1rwm)

208 He's trying to buy the best house on the block.

I always thought the rule was to buy the cheapest house on the block and let the other's values lift you when you fix it up.

Posted by: toby928 at March 29, 2011 05:37 AM (GTbGH)

209 Is the home you're looking at on the bottom of a hill?

It's on a hill, about midway.  There is a grade going up to the house (it's on a corner lot), but the house itself and most of the back yard (about a 0.42 acre lot) is flat.

One thing we will definitely do due diligence on is the stability of the land.  Other neighborhoods south of here have had foundation issues.  Our realtor has experience working with inspectors and engineers to check out houses for problems.  Based on her experience in this neighborhood and what we can see of the house and driveway, we aren't expecting any. 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:38 AM (pW2o8)

210 218 He's trying to buy the best house on the block.

I always thought the rule was to buy the cheapest house on the block and let the other's values lift you when you fix it up.

Posted by: toby928™ at March 29, 2011 10:37 AM (GTbGH)

yep, that's why we are all telling him to skip that house and buy the other one in the better neighborhood that needs work.  But, he's a little lazy and he works a lot so he will probably ignore us.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:39 AM (k1rwm)

211 I thought cheapest dump in the best neighborhood.

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 05:39 AM (h+qn8)

212 I miss basements.

Posted by: Mama AJ in a flood plain at March 29, 2011 05:41 AM (XdlcF)

213 "NATO: Al Qaeda may have infiltrated rebels": Bottom of the screen on Fox News.

Ya think?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 29, 2011 05:41 AM (6fER6)

214 I like to do crown molding.  But you have to be meticulous and measure a lot before you cut.  But lowe's and home depot have molding with corner blocks so you are only cutting straight cuts and it looks very nice.  You can get it fancy or plain. 

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:42 AM (k1rwm)

215 I knew instantly where that statement was from.

One of my favorite lines from Spongebob Squarepants is something said to Plankton by his computer wife's mother after one of Plankton's schemes all but destroys his computer wife - "She could've married an ATM machine!  She could've married money!"   

Posted by: Theresa D at March 29, 2011 05:42 AM (2hQbY)

216  Libya is more about Barrak Hussein Obama  war with Shiites against Sunnis.  NOT about democracy.  His father named him this for a reason.  They have been waring against each other since 600 AD.  I know there is a reason he is OK with Iran.  He was not into THOSE '"freedom fighters". Not Barrak Hussein Osama Obama bin Laden!  Move along people, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Hous Bin Pharteen at March 29, 2011 05:43 AM (V+/pV)

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Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 29, 2011 05:44 AM (OW0nw)

218

Y-Not,

If you are looking at having to "finish" a house, figure out what you want to have done, get estimates, and then take that amount off the *asking* price for the house--since it's unfininshed. 

Now, since you've reduced the *asking* price, you can start negotiating to a *selling* price.  If the bank won't negotiate, walk away.  They lose money every single day they hold on to that property, they eat the taxes, get no income, etc.  It goes in their liability ink, not assets ink.

Best use of a basement:  home theater.  Cool in summer, stable temp in winter (oh, and go for the heated floors.)

And I cannot stress this enough:  scrap the water heater for one of those continuous hot water deals.

YMMV, of course, I'm on my third house now, bought one new, one used and the used one has been the far bigger headache, maintenance-wise.  Never should have bought it, but the Mrs. *Loved* it.

Posted by: Charlie Brown's Anal Bleach at March 29, 2011 05:44 AM (Ig+B0)

219 CNBC just went black.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:44 AM (k1rwm)

220 221 I thought cheapest dump in the best neighborhood.

Yep. 

This house is (amazingly considering it's bank-owned) not a dump, but it is the only home in this immediate area we could afford (very few on the market there, too).  It was a Parade of Homes home back in the day (per our realtor) so it has things like tiger maple cabinets in the kitchen, high-quality tiles, wood flooring, and really good carpet.  The house next door has a slate roof, including on the turret/castle-style children's playhouse in the back yard!

I think what's holding it back is really just that the full daylight basement is only 20% finished and it needs at least one more bedroom and bathroom for the neighborhood.  Other houses of this size and price would have 6 bedrooms.  Believe me, in Utah they need 6 BRs! 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:47 AM (pW2o8)

221 Believe me, in Utah they need 6 BRs! 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 10:47 AM (pW2o


wow, is that because they do the more than one wife thing?

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 05:49 AM (k1rwm)

222

Well, when every sister-wife HAS to have her own room...

 

Posted by: Charlie Brown's Anal Bleach at March 29, 2011 05:50 AM (Ig+B0)

223 "How exactly does a county do that? It's not a college admission process. It's a freaking county. Is is going to offer discounts on privately sold homes to people of color?" I guess you've never heard of HUD Section 8 vouchers? The good US taxpayers have been paying through the nose to move the projects to the suburbs since 1983. This gives me a hell of an idea: I might "invest" in some real estate in swankier leftarded neighborhoods around here while the market is down and get the properties Section 8 qualified.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at March 29, 2011 05:50 AM (Pzf4N)

224

about Trump, i had thought He was a Democrat , supported Hillary etc. said at one time Dems are better for the econmy.

so I'm wondering why He is speaking of running as a Rep, and why bringing up the birth issue.

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 05:51 AM (h+qn8)

225

One thing we will definitely do due diligence on is the stability of the land.  Other neighborhoods south of here have had foundation issues.  Our realtor has experience working with inspectors and engineers to check out houses for problems.  Based on her experience in this neighborhood and what we can see of the house and driveway, we aren't expecting any. 

when you do the inspection, make sure you find an inspection company that employs structural engineers.

Posted by: Ben at March 29, 2011 05:52 AM (wuv1c)

226 Y-Not sounds like a great buy, and a lovely home, good luck .

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 05:53 AM (h+qn8)

227 EOJ now you've really confused the one who is unmockable.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2011 05:54 AM (iRWGZ)

228 wow, is that because they do the more than one wife thing?

Nah, that's southern Utah with the FLDS splinter group. 

Most of our neighbors have 4 or 5 kids.  Eight is not unusual.  I don't know how the women do it. 

It's an interesting culture.  The women are pretty amazing.  The men really vary from ones who really seemed like pampered babies to very leaderly, capable men.  But almost all of the LDS women I've met have been impressive in a quiet, traditional family way. 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:55 AM (pW2o8)

229 CNBC just went black.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 10:44 AM (k1rwm)

And they're never coming back.

*I denounce myself.

Posted by: Tami at March 29, 2011 05:55 AM (VuLos)

230 Thanks, guys.  Fingers crossed!


Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 05:56 AM (pW2o8)

231

about Trump, i had thought He was a Democrat , supported Hillary etc. said at one time Dems are better for the econmy.

so I'm wondering why He is speaking of running as a Rep, and why bringing up the birth issue.

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 10:51 AM (h+qn

I don't think he's much of a Democrat (he's not really a Republican either) but he does real estate deals in big cities which drip with Democrats and the attendant corruption.  Dems are better for his business because, like most big money people, he isn't really into stuff like competition.

He's bringing up the birth issue because it's a niche and he wants to get attention.  The thing about America is, if there is something that can't be said in polite company, then there's someone who will go ahead and say it.


Posted by: AmishDude at March 29, 2011 06:00 AM (T0NGe)

232 Eureka!  I could never figure out who Obama reminds me of. It is very clear to me now. Plankton!

Posted by: Marie at March 29, 2011 06:03 AM (W7Seu)

233 Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 10:55 AM (pW2o

I worked for a mormon who had been relocated to CT to come and work in our office.  He was truly an amazing man, I learned so much from him that I think of him every day.  But, he was miserable the entire time he was here.  He missed the west coast terribly.  He was based in CA and when his three year stint was done, he told them he wanted to go back and they were fine with it cause he was a very valuable employee to them.  I was in NY to be his eyes and ears and keep him informed so it worked out fine.  His wife was truly a lovely woman and his kids were great also.  they would do an open house once a year and she made all the food.

Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 06:04 AM (k1rwm)

234 242 Eureka!  I could never figure out who Obama reminds me of. It is very clear to me now. Plankton!

Posted by: Marie at March 29, 2011 11:03 AM (W7Seu)

I think Obama would prefer a computer wife.

Posted by: AmishDude at March 29, 2011 06:05 AM (T0NGe)

235

Amish, thank you for response.

Doom post is now up.

Posted by: willow at March 29, 2011 06:07 AM (h+qn8)

236

Turtles can breathe through their butts.  Be thankful that humans have had

no evolutionary need to develop this trait.

Posted by: Charlie Brown's Anal Bleach at March 29, 2011 06:15 AM (Ig+B0)

237

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Posted by: Charlie Brown's Anal Bleach at March 29, 2011 11:15 AM (Ig+B0)

So Obama is truly a post-turtle.

Posted by: iknowtheleft at March 29, 2011 06:21 AM (G/MYk)

238 Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 11:04 AM

We've been very happy living here so far!  Very good neighbors.  For me it has been especially good because I've been a little lonely/isolated, but the women in the ward include me on a lot of the activities.  It's a little hard not having a common frame of reference, but it helps that I really enjoy cooking and that I sincerely respect the folks here.  I think if you come here as a non-LDS and are not politically-conservative and are anti-organized religion, it is probably torture to live here.  But we're both very open-minded and share many of the same values as the folks here, so it's working. 

One of the houses I visited yesterday was owned by an older gentleman (former pharmacy professor from back East; Boston and NJ) who had lived here 15 years.  He's Jewish but he was sincerely raving about the community and I believed him. 

Posted by: Y-not at March 29, 2011 06:23 AM (pW2o8)

239 Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 10:42 AM (k1rwm)

I'm sorry, but those are cheating. If you haven't fucked up $100 worth of molding with a miter box you just haven't lived, and you certainly don't have carpenter chops.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 29, 2011 06:46 AM (LH6ir)

240 Y-not- great for basement floors, easy to install, especially for radiant heat: http://www.schluter.com/8_1_kerdi.aspx

Posted by: Museisluse at March 29, 2011 06:53 AM (xrmna)

241 I'm sorry, but those are cheating. If you haven't fucked up $100 worth of molding with a miter box you just haven't lived, and you certainly don't have carpenter chops.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 29, 2011 11:46 AM (LH6ir) 

A friend's dad said you can't hang doors properly or do molding until you are over 60 years old, because it takes that long to get the experience you need.

I finally figured out how to miter irregular (not true right angles) and I've remodeled four houses.


Posted by: Hrothgar at March 29, 2011 07:22 AM (DCpHZ)

242

can we do away with 'methinks'?

Unless this is Elizabethan England and I didn't get the memo

Posted by: Jones at March 29, 2011 07:23 AM (cUNcx)

243

there is a guy putting a new front door on my house-

this means my house is wide open and the heat  is off

desktop widget says it's 30° outside

Posted by: Jones at March 29, 2011 07:25 AM (cUNcx)

244 We're just here to help prevent a massacre and get in a little live fire practice with our Warthogs and Spookies.  They don't have enough to do in Afghanistan so we're bringing them over here.  They get to bunk in Europe, that's a plus.

Over the weekend U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, designed to provide battlefield support to friendly ground forces, flew attack missions for the first time in this conflict. The Pentagon also disclosed Monday that Air Force AC-130 gunships, low-flying aircraft armed with a 105mm howitzer and a 40mm cannon, had joined the battle

Posted by: The One at March 29, 2011 07:29 AM (JpFM9)

245 The author of "Dreams From My Father" and his cop-killing wife argue that the whole world should get to vote in our Presidential elections while in Lebanon.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 29, 2011 07:42 AM (QxGmu)

246

“The White House announced Monday that this year’s Easter Egg Roll will be “more environmentally friendly,” with eggs made of wood certified by an environmental activist organization and packaging that will “minimize waste and environmental impact.”

 

in the near future, the little kids rolling the eggs will be robots, and the White House will be a holographic projection

Posted by: Jones at March 29, 2011 07:49 AM (cUNcx)

247 Posted by: curious at March 29, 2011 10:49 AM (k1rwm)

How freaked out were you when you listened to BO's speech?  Did you compare it to the UN's Responsibility To Protect doctrine?  Very similar - frighteningly so.

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Posted by: momma at March 29, 2011 08:00 AM (penCf)

249

FTA on that artificial leaf::

"Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate, plans on creating a power plant based on this research..."  Power plant?  Is this for real?

And how can an MIT PhD Chemist presenting to the American Chemical Society say that decomposing water into hydrogen and oxygen is photosynthesis?  Yes, technically the word photo-synthesis just means "creating by light" or somehting like that, but isn't the normal use of the term in reference to specific biological reactions involving chlorophyl in green plants?

What the hell date is it?

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