May 30, 2015

Weathering the Weather [KT and Y-not]
— Open Blogger

KT:

Weathering the Weather

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

AmazingDriftwoodHorses.jpg

I hope they got these horses out of the river.

Back on Wednesday, Andy reminded us that, unlike certain "Scientists" (and news people), we should not be terribly surprised by floods like the recent Texas/Oklahoma floods. As he noted, there is even a song to remind us that floods happen.

Last weekend, I was involved in a discussion concerning local disaster preparedness. We set up a rudimentary plan for a mock disaster-response drill, aimed primarily at assessing if people were in trouble. One topic that came up was finding a safe meeting place for the people assigned to locate those who might have been affected by the disaster.

Sometimes after a disaster, a recognizable local meeting place is hard to find. Whilst preparing for the Saturday Gardening Thread, I ran across the video below. It describes Amish building techniques intended to increase the likelihood that a beach house in Texas would survive a hurricane. An intact building could help a lot of people following such a weather-related disaster. The Amish workmen did not use a calculator or computer, but did use some modern tools. In this case, old-fashioned Amish joinery was expected to stand up better than modern joinery:

When I was a girl, our family took a trip to Yellowstone. In West Yellowstone, we stayed at a motel where guests rented small log cabins. These were among the few buildings in West Yellowstone to survive the big Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake earthquake intact, because the way the logs were joined allowed them to move at the "hinges".

My father told us that one of our neighbors had been killed in the quake while camping at Hebgen Lake. The lakebed shifted, drowning people on one side of the lake and tearing the clothes off people on the other side because the wind was so tremendous. A landslide formed Quake Lake just downstream and buried people in another campground. We visited both lakes and saw the earth slippage near Hebgen Lake.

No home construction technique could have helped the people who ended up in the lake's new bed, but more suitable construction techniques might have helped some people in West Yellowstone.

I can't promise you that your local building inspectors would accept the "old ways", so you might want to check before starting a project. There are more modern ways to increase weather and quake resistance of homes, too. These include things like extra reinforcement of walls, especially at corners, and hurricane straps. You might want to keep preparation for a disaster in mind when building or buying a home.

Last weekend, we also discussed some reasonable steps people could take to help them survive a disaster until communications were restored and help arrived. The first one was storing some clean water. Start now.

I won't go into too much detail here about living through the loss of electricity, gas, water utilities and electronic communication. However, I thought that the video below, about a couple living "off the grid" in the West Texas desert, was a good reminder that it could be done. I liked it.


Y-not: Thanks, KT!

This thread is KT's brainchild (I'm just cheap labor formatting the thing), but I thought I'd add a couple of links.

Apparently, there is more rain headed Texas' (and Oklahoma's) way.

Central Texas' flood resulted in 9 dead and 10 missing (as of last night).

The number of dead rises considerably when you include a broader area. The Weather Channel reports: At Least 28 Killed in Texas and Oklahoma; President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration.

I haven't seen firm estimates of how much damage was caused in terms of dollars, but here's an eye-opener: April Storms Cause Estimated $65M Damage Across Texas.

How have our morons and moronettes in the path of these storms fared?

Have you been satisfied by the local and state responses to the flooding?


Open thread.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:30 AM | Comments (286)
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1 Thanks again. Now, to the content..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 30, 2015 11:32 AM (VPLuQ)

2 The Joos are concealing the effects of Global Warming with their diabolical mind-powers. Also, they're pissing off their neighbors, so they earned the next Holocaust.

Posted by: Bill Nye The Science Guy at May 30, 2015 11:32 AM (8ZskC)

3 Twelfth!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:33 AM (VAsIq)

4 I like the horse sculptures. Very nice.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:33 AM (RWGcK)

5 You like the horses? Those were mine.

Posted by: Gandalf at May 30, 2015 11:34 AM (Ycrkl)

6 ...we should not be terribly surprised by floods like the recent Texas/Oklahoma floods. ---- But we created new regulations, and even had Congress approve a bill outlawing floods!

Posted by: Bureaucrat at May 30, 2015 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

7 As for disaster preparation, we have some prep, but nothing like our neighbors. I figure when we run out of stuff, we'll kill them. heh

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:34 AM (RWGcK)

8 DEAR FBI: I am JOKING! Honest!

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:35 AM (RWGcK)

9 I pray for you all.


Who would think a class FIVE hurricane would go 180 miles up I-77 and destroy Charlotte?


Hugo was not pretty.  No power for two weeks.  My mom lived in Murrells Inlet and came to stay with us.  She left two days after the storm, she had power at the beach.  CLT nope. 


I still have my Honda generator, 26 years old.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 30, 2015 11:35 AM (0FSuD)

10 Soon.

Posted by: The Yellowstone Caldera at May 30, 2015 11:35 AM (8ZskC)

11 We somehow picked the one area between Dallas and Austin that hasn't flooded. All we've dealt with is our grass growing too fast and a bit of wind.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (A6xmT)

12 "DEAR FBI: I am JOKING! Honest!" We'll pass it on

Posted by: Bob, from the NSA at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (VPLuQ)

13 10 Soon. Posted by: The Yellowstone Caldera at May 30, 2015 04:35 PM -- Good! You're Mr Y-not's (and mine) "retirement plan."

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (RWGcK)

14 Yeah. Texas had a terrible flood. Just like it does every decade. Usually about three a decade. Particularly in active hurricane years. Speaking of which, wasn't Katrina supposed to be an omen of unprecedented, unrelenting hurricanes?

Posted by: pat at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (nwnmt)

15 DEAR FBI: I am JOKING! Honest! Posted by: Y-not Meh. That's our plan, too.

Posted by: FBI Special Agent in Charge at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (VAsIq)

16 Those Amish really know their joinery.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (8ZskC)

17 We somehow picked the one area between Dallas and Austin that hasn't flooded. --- That's a relief!

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:36 AM (RWGcK)

18 I read something a few years back about Austin being the worst place in the country for flash flooding though.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 11:37 AM (A6xmT)

19 We left Houston the year before Allison, which proceeded to flood all of our old stomping grounds, including the Texas Medical Center. The electron microscopes I relied on became extremely expensive paper weights, covered in raw sewage and human cadaver waste. (The EM lab was down in the subbasement with the cadaver lab.) Yuck! I really dodged a bullet. You can't re-install that sort of equipment overnight.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:38 AM (RWGcK)

20 I read something a few years back about Austin being the worst place in the country for flash flooding though. Posted by: Lauren No, it's the University girls who are known for flashing.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:38 AM (VAsIq)

21 " That's a relief!" Yeah, especially since the neighborhood I was campaigning for was in San Marcos right on the river that has the extreme flooding. Glad my husband vetoed that plan!

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 11:40 AM (A6xmT)

22 There is no down hill drainage and the highways don't plan of once in a 100 years flooding.


Shit happens.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 30, 2015 11:40 AM (0FSuD)

23 Those horses are really getting me going....

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 30, 2015 11:40 AM (VAsIq)

24 >>Glad my husband vetoed that plan! You'll never live that down! LOL

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:41 AM (RWGcK)

25 I still have my Honda generator, 26 years old.>>>

If it's like mine check the muffler/exhaust pipe. Ours broke and melted the fuel line above it. The ensuing fire was exciting but not all that much fun. The generator after some minor repair still works though.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 11:41 AM (+exqw)

26 Driftwood horses seem to be a thing in the art world now. I found LOTS of photos. They say "water, wind and weather" to me.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 11:43 AM (qahv/)

27 The answer is obvious, stop AGW.

Posted by: Neely Grassy at May 30, 2015 11:43 AM (n6Nt0)

28 Flooding is a very scary thing. In some ways, I think it's scarier than a tornado or winter storm. It's the enormity of the flood waters and watching them slowly (often) rise, knowing you can't do a damned thing about it. We lived in a ground floor apt in Houston, but we were fortunate that it was a new'ish place. I think they planned the drainage well. Even when nearby areas had standing water, we never got water in the apt.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:44 AM (RWGcK)

29 I think everyone is mesmerized by those Amish.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:46 AM (RWGcK)

30 " You'll never live that down! LOL" Seriously! The neighborhood was the now ominously named "Blanco River Village"

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 11:46 AM (A6xmT)

31 Seriously! The neighborhood was the now ominously named "Blanco River Village" --- I may have it worse than you, though. When we moved to California, I insisted on buying. My husband wanted to rent. He was right. We took a bath on the house when we moved. Oddly enough, we didn't ask for a Federal bailout or default on our loans. Suckers, we are!

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 11:49 AM (RWGcK)

32 Robinson, you make a good point. The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 11:50 AM (qahv/)

33 "Oddly enough, we didn't ask for a Federal bailout or default on our loans. Suckers, we are!" Huh?

Posted by: FSA at May 30, 2015 11:51 AM (A6xmT)

34 Robinson, you make a good point. The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year. Posted by: KT bar the door at 3 in the morning.

Posted by: to be a dick at May 30, 2015 11:51 AM (VAsIq)

35 There were hurricanes back before SUVs.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 30, 2015 11:52 AM (ZHzqp)

36 Flooding is a very scary thing. In some ways, I think it's scarier than a tornado or winter storm. It's the enormity of the flood waters and watching them slowly (often) rise, knowing you can't do a damned thing about it. Pffft.

Posted by: Canute at May 30, 2015 11:52 AM (8ZskC)

37 It takes a village to pay a mortgage.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 30, 2015 11:53 AM (ZHzqp)

38 It takes villagers to form a pitchfork- and torch-wielding mob.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:54 AM (VAsIq)

39 Speaking of foul weather, NX4HWN, the amateur (ham) radio station at the National Hurricane Center, conducted its annual test today. While we all know that Anthropogenic Global Cooling/ Warming/ Climate Change/ Booosh!/ Teh Jooos! has resulted in fewer hurricanes than in the past, weather still happens. So since hurricane season is upon us, I thought I'd toss out a link to the Hurricane Watch Net, which activates when there is a hurricane threatening or impacting the US. You can get to them at hwn.org. When they activate you can usually listen to them on their live stream, but sometimes that doesn't work out. I recommend everyone have a Single Side Band (SSB) capable shortwave receiver (like this one: http://tinyurl.com/ph24rwj ) around the house as an emergency prep anyway, and you can use it to listen to not only the Hurricane Watch Net, but ham operators in general, during any type of emergency.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 30, 2015 11:54 AM (nL0sw)

40 "It takes a village to pay a mortgage." The needs of the many, require the wages of the few. *Shit that Spock said*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 30, 2015 11:55 AM (VPLuQ)

41 My Dad check out geological surveys before picking a homesite. No known fault lines, no springs. He once pointed out a home not too far away that was built right across a major fault line.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 11:55 AM (qahv/)

42 It takes a cow to raze a village.

Posted by: Mrs. O'Leary at May 30, 2015 11:55 AM (8ZskC)

43 The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year.>>>

And never use or at least store Ethanol gas in them. One of the reasons I now have a Tri fuel generator for emergency. Since propane doesn't go bad but can use gas if it is easier to find.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 11:55 AM (+exqw)

44 >>The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year. AtC suggests checking your emergency battery supply, weekly.

Posted by: Gandalf at May 30, 2015 11:56 AM (Ycrkl)

45 He once pointed out a home not too far away that was built right across a major fault line. Posted by: KT bar the door That's called "Utah".

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:56 AM (VAsIq)

46 34 Robinson, you make a good point. The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year. Posted by: KT bar the door at 3 in the morning. Posted by: to be a dick ____________________________________ Now y'all don't be fahrin' up yer generators at no 3 o'clock in the mornin', ya hear? 'Cause ah'm gonna be over yonder, either waitin' fer a phone call, or else jes' drunker'n Cooter Brown.

Posted by: Downhome Hillary Clinton at May 30, 2015 11:57 AM (UlJ3l)

47 Perhaps a song for the storm, yes? https://youtu.be/GVFgEBq0EKM Autoplay warning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 30, 2015 11:57 AM (VPLuQ)

48 Could anyone else have done without Hillary(!) using the words "Brown" and "Cooter" in the same sentence?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:58 AM (VAsIq)

49 WizardsockOFF

Posted by: Garrett at May 30, 2015 11:58 AM (Ycrkl)

50 AtC suggests checking your emergency battery supply, weekly. Posted by: Gandalf Are your batteries secret? Are they safe?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 11:59 AM (VAsIq)

51 The Instapundit suggests testing emergency generators once a year. Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 04:50 PM (qahv/) I used to work in the RV business, in the service side of the house. We always recommended running your generator once a month under load for an hour at a minimum.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 30, 2015 11:59 AM (nL0sw)

52 "He once pointed out a home not too far away that was built right across a major fault line." That reminds me of a house that was built over a lake out here that had to be burned down when half it's yard suddenly fell into the lake. What was left of the house just slid in as well when the final chunk of land broke off during the last round of storms. Poor family had only lived there a few years and it was their dream house. The city assures the neighbors that their homes are safe...

Posted by: FSA at May 30, 2015 11:59 AM (A6xmT)

53 48 You may be off by a smidgeon.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 30, 2015 11:59 AM (ZHzqp)

54 Off freeloading sock.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 12:00 PM (A6xmT)

55 I notice that the desert video doesn't explain where they get water for their longhorns. Imagine pumping water for those critters by hand.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 12:00 PM (qahv/)

56 I've been pondering for a while how being in a large country effects the national psyche. Always, in the back of my mind, I know I can retreat into the hinterlands. My homeland doesn't have flooding or forest fires or mudslides, and tornadoes and earthquakes are rare. Sure, there are monster snowstorms, but in the spring when they find your lifeless corpse clutching the last bottle of Valu-Rite, at least you won't be stinking up the joint. Perhaps long skinny countries like Chile think in terms of north-south escapes vice heading into the hills (the Andes).

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 12:01 PM (jR7Wy)

57 I've been pondering for a while how being in a large country effects the national psyche. ---- Me, too!

Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 12:03 PM (VAsIq)

58 Entschuldigung--ich auch!

Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 12:04 PM (VAsIq)

59 Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 05:03 PM (VAsIq) --- LOL, I was wondering what you do if things go pear-shaped and you need to leave your postage stamp-sized Duchy of Grand Fenwicke. I guess now that it's all one big happy EU they'd have to take you.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 12:05 PM (jR7Wy)

60 My homeland doesn't have flooding or forest fires or mudslides, and tornadoes and earthquakes are rare. Where is your homeland? As for myself, there are a lot of advantages to living in the Appalachians. One of them is a lot of high ground.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 30, 2015 12:06 PM (a42f0)

61 >>57 I've been pondering for a while how being in a large country effects the national psyche. It keeps border Wars to a minimum.

Posted by: Garrett at May 30, 2015 12:08 PM (Ycrkl)

62 We had Biblical snow storms in the UP when I was in the day.
That is the purpose of existence of Ginger Flavored Brandy and Spuds..

Posted by: California Dreamers at May 30, 2015 12:10 PM (/WmRg)

63 LOL, I was wondering what you do if things go pear-shaped and you need to leave your postage stamp-sized Duchy of Grand Fenwicke. I guess now that it's all one big happy EU they'd have to take you. Posted by: All Hail Eris Vell, vee either join our brothers in Germany and show vee are, how you say, "badass," or vee make like the French and show the flag of vhite.

Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 12:10 PM (VAsIq)

64 It keeps border Wars to a minimum. Posted by: Garrett Heh.

Posted by: Mexican sneaking in to cause mischief at May 30, 2015 12:11 PM (VAsIq)

65 I never saw an Amish use power tools.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at May 30, 2015 12:12 PM (JgC5a)

66 Raining right now in San Antonio - it was beautiful and clear this morning, but rainstorms were predicted. Our neighbors were mowing their lawns and doing yardwork, trying to beat the storm. My daughter and I ran around and did our monthly big shopping at Sam's and the nice HEB up the road. We were coming back from a meet-up in Austin this time last Saturday, skirting the storm that hit in the afternoon, but for about twenty minutes it was coming down so heavy that we could barely see out the windshield. Another huge storm hit in mid-evening, and it was the cumulative effect of all the rain that fell which roared through all these little Hill Country towns like Wimberley last weekend. It might not actually rain very much where you are - but if it rains a lot up-stream, then break out the sandbags and small boats.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at May 30, 2015 12:13 PM (95iDF)

67 Where is your homeland? Posted by: Grey Fox at May 30, 2015 05:06 PM (a42f0) Michigan. I should amend my statement to say the Mitten Kingdom doesn't seem to suffer from the frequency of epic biblical disasters other areas do.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 12:13 PM (jR7Wy)

68 Speaking of the Amish, the government can't listen in on their phone calls. Who knows what those bastards are up to?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 30, 2015 12:16 PM (LImiJ)

69 Vell, vee either join our brothers in Germany and show vee are, how you say, "badass," or vee make like the French and show the flag of vhite. Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 05:10 PM (VAsIq) --- I would imagine Jägermonsters can always find work.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 12:17 PM (jR7Wy)

70 Speaking of the Amish, the government can't listen in on their phone calls. Who knows what those bastards are up to? Posted by: The Great White Snark We're pretty sure they're troublemakers, so we're moving most of our assets away from the big cities and border towns to figure out how to keep tabs on them.

Posted by: NSA Agent 69 (I know, I know--I didn't pick the number) at May 30, 2015 12:18 PM (VAsIq)

71 Not raining this instant, but rained 1.2 inch in 30 minutes here in ETEX this morning. It looked like a sure enough twister but turned out to be mild (?) straight line. Kinda scary. Flight ops up again in 2 hours.

Posted by: Eromero at May 30, 2015 12:20 PM (go5uR)

72 I should amend my statement to say the Mitten Kingdom doesn't seem to suffer from the frequency of epic biblical disasters other areas do.>>>

To make things "fair" Detroit hits Michigan with economic disasters instead.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 12:20 PM (+exqw)

73 North of Houston has survived just fine - That is, from the airport and points north. Yards are pretty wet and mushy, though.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 30, 2015 12:22 PM (C9pBZ)

74 While speaking to the Amishmen roofer, he was more dazzled with my 5th wheel hitch, than the beautiful Mrs. R.

Posted by: redenzo at May 30, 2015 12:22 PM (WCnJW)

75 Wood joints can be strengthened signicantly using a miracle adhesive I have developed.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at May 30, 2015 12:25 PM (GnU9T)

76 PSA: Mr Stace and I are this moment looking at condos in the Port Aransas area. The last big hurricane that hit here was Celia, decades ago. The minute we close on a property a hurricane will make a beeline for it, so everyone in that area needs to be on alert.

Posted by: stace at May 30, 2015 12:26 PM (EjQ00)

77 Speaking of the Amish, the government can't listen in on their phone calls. Who knows what those bastards are up to? Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 30, 2015 05:16 PM (LImiJ) Not Amish, but similar: http://tinyurl.com/oj58ob3

Posted by: Country Singer at May 30, 2015 12:27 PM (nL0sw)

78 @76-- Please don't make any solid plans until after next weekend. My oldest kid and a bunch of friends are going to Port Aransas Thursday-Monday. Bad enough she's in downtown Dallas today, which is fairly screwed up.

Posted by: AngelEm at May 30, 2015 12:29 PM (LEtDB)

79 Structural engineer here, so, either that's full disclosure or fair warning. The amish construction is really only interesting insomuch that it creates a complete load path to resist loads--and in all directions, since under earthquake or if hit by a wall of water or wind, it's not just gravity pulling downward that matters. There are lots of great details for home construction which achieve this with very normal stick-built construction. Making sure the contractor understands and follows the details is something else again, but this is what the Texas Department of Insurance is set up to do. Final observation; my friend's family home was all but destroyed in Ocean Springs, Mississippi by Katrina. The other 84 homes on their stretch of road were destroyed. The builder of my friend's family home put in knee braces between the pilings and the first level of the home, whereas none of the others, apparently, did. And while the home had to be rebuilt, about 75% of the structure was still there. All the others were utterly gone. Details and a complete load path are vital.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2015 12:30 PM (TqXWc)

80 Details and a complete load path are vital.>>>

Pyramid power.

Posted by: Build like an Egyptian at May 30, 2015 12:33 PM (+exqw)

81 Interesting, TexasDan. Thanks!

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 12:34 PM (RWGcK)

82 Mr Stace and I are this moment looking at condos in the Port Aransas area. The last big hurricane that hit here was Celia, decades ago. I grew up in Portland & was there for Celia...August 3rd, 1970

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 30, 2015 12:34 PM (KCxzN)

83 Posted by: Build like an Egyptian I prefer to walk like them.

Posted by: the Bangles at May 30, 2015 12:37 PM (VAsIq)

84

big thunder boomer getting ready to roll right now

 

but Houston is ok.  Streets are fine, bayous back down.  But lots of people in Meyerland lost their houses, and lots of ruined cars

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:38 PM (zOTsN)

85 I'd like to see a remake of The Longest Yard. Hillary! would play the disgraced quarterback and in the big game the guards team beats the crap out of her.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 30, 2015 12:38 PM (LImiJ)

86 The SRV link prompted me to look up an old British band documenting teh Bushilter's bombing of the dams in LA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaQZojWi6U Today's a music retrospective day for me, I guess.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 30, 2015 12:39 PM (l3LvV)

87 Whoo! Can we push this thread to 100?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 12:40 PM (VAsIq)

88

OMalley said today that "climate change" caused all the floods, droughts, and famines

 

there were floods, droughts, and famines before fossil fuels

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:42 PM (zOTsN)

89 @65 If I remember correctly, the Amish are allowed to use power tools, but not own them. So, a borrowed tool is okay to use, just don't get spoiled.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch (previously shredded chi) at May 30, 2015 12:43 PM (jO/A4)

90 Not Amish, but similar: http://tinyurl.com/oj58ob3 Posted by: Country Singer _______________________ Two or three of the guy's small town bankers were busted for failing to file Suspicious Activity Reports for the large cash withdrawals.

Posted by: Furious George at May 30, 2015 12:43 PM (UlJ3l)

91 So, as long as this is an Open Thread, what should we do about the Democrat candidates? I'm inclined to ignore them, mostly b/c if we spend time on them the Usual Suspects will keep harping on the "electability" argument (aka, "Only SoAndSo can beat Hillary!") when promoting their GOP candidate.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 12:44 PM (RWGcK)

92 So, a borrowed tool is okay to use, just don't get spoiled. Posted by: chi's sandwIch I take the same view with other people's girlfriends and wives.

Posted by: debauched Amish fellow at May 30, 2015 12:44 PM (VAsIq)

93 >>there were floods, droughts,and famines before fossil fuels But that was like 100 years ago!

Posted by: Ezra Klein at May 30, 2015 12:44 PM (Ycrkl)

94 So, as long as this is an Open Thread, what should we do about the Democrat candidates? --- I vote for "Mock them mercilessly" because they're especially mockable.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 30, 2015 12:45 PM (VAsIq)

95

who would the potential other than Hillarys be?  Sanders, O'Malley, Liawatha.  That's it

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:45 PM (zOTsN)

96 who would the potential other than Hillarys be? Sanders, O'Malley, Liawatha. That's it --- Yeah, that's the other reason.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 12:47 PM (RWGcK)

97 there were floods, droughts,and famines before fossil fuels >>>

Yes but we had not perfected as system to profit from them back then.

Posted by: The Dems at May 30, 2015 12:47 PM (+exqw)

98 Not Amish, but similar: http://tinyurl.com/oj58ob3 - The cops became suspicious when the Mennonites started hanging with fly girls.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 30, 2015 12:48 PM (LImiJ)

99

and about O'Malley

 

he blathered about making police better for the communities they serve, something like that

 

he was Mayor of Baltimore

 

He was Governor of Maryland

 

law enforcement is a state issue.  Why didn't he fix it when he was mayor and governor?  Baltimore is a mess. 

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:50 PM (zOTsN)

100 AngelEm, we'll hold off for a few weeks. It's pretty nice this weekend but there's been tons of rain here too, and there's a lot of fresh water covering the beaches from dune seepage. AltonJackson, that must've been a mess. Did Portland get a lot of damage?

Posted by: stace at May 30, 2015 12:51 PM (EjQ00)

101 there were floods, droughts,and famines before fossil fuels Shut up you science haters.

Posted by: Bill Nyrd the science tyrd at May 30, 2015 12:52 PM (W5DcG)

102 TexasDan: "Making sure the contractor understands and follows the details is something else again, but this is what the Texas Department of Insurance is set up to do." It is nice when government agencies work like they are supposed to. California used to do a pretty good job with building codes (for earthquake resistance, especially), but today, enforcement seems to depend on who you are. VDH goes into some detail about this. Mexifornia.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 12:52 PM (qahv/)

103

the middle ages was full of all manner of floods, drought, fires, plagues and famine

 

and no fossil fuels

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:53 PM (zOTsN)

104 there were floods, droughts,and famines before fossil fuels Enough of your falsehoods, heretic.

Posted by: Neil deGassy Twatface at May 30, 2015 12:56 PM (l3LvV)

105 "So, a borrowed tool is okay to use, just don't get spoiled."


I remember watching a show years ago that described Amies would give money to non-community members with instructions to buy certain tools on the agreement that they could share and borrow them as needed. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 12:57 PM (RoiEH)

106 its a special sort of hubris that assumes we can stop all fires, floods, famine, plagues and drought

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 12:57 PM (zOTsN)

107 yes, it did, Stace

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 30, 2015 12:59 PM (KCxzN)

108 "It is nice when government agencies work like they are supposed to. California used to do a pretty good job with building codes (for earthquake resistance, especially), but today, enforcement seems to depend on who you are." And on whose palm you cross. For example, San Francisco has never been a clean city with regard to municipal governance, but it's gotten dirtier and dirtier in recent years. One of the features of life in today's SF is that you will now have to hire a private "expediter" at the cost of several thousand dollars simply to get perfectly code-compliant building plans approved by the city. If you skip this step, your plans will languish indefinitely. Of course, the "expediter" is a guy who knows a guy on the inside, with whom he splits the fee. Oh, the building plans are *not* code-compliant? Or the work was *not* done to spec by the crew? Not to worry. The expediter will take care of all those minor details as well.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 01:00 PM (noWW6)

109 106 its a special sort of hubris that assumes we can stop all fires, floods, famine, plagues and drought Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 05:57 PM (zOTsN) --- Stop anthropogenic meteorite strikes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 01:00 PM (jR7Wy)

110 106 its a special sort of hubris that assumes we can stop all fires, floods, famine, plagues and drought Posted by: ThunderB ______________________ A hubris which thrives among those who've never lived in the middle of nowhere or worked on a farm or a ranch.

Posted by: Furious George at May 30, 2015 01:00 PM (UlJ3l)

111 88 OMalley said today that "climate change" caused all the floods, droughts,and famines there were floods, droughts,and famines before fossil fuels Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 05:42 PM (zOTsN) I've had it up to here with these stupid evil fuckers. I brought my book Flash Floods in Texas to look at on this trip, and my son is sitting here right now looking up historic Austin floods online. Biblical floods that end or just punctuate Biblical droughts are the norm here and always have been. That's life here, the good with the bad. It takes floods to refill aquifers and lakes. I'm pretty sure I've taken more science classes than that idiot O'Malley, and I damn sure know more about this part of the country than he does.

Posted by: stace at May 30, 2015 01:00 PM (EjQ00)

112 Amish are not a monolithic sect. Rules may vary in between towns counties and even within communities.

Some Amish do own and use computers and other power devices. Only at work though. For a true Old Order Amish you will never see electricity in the home.

Some Amish have interpreted the words of Menno Simmons differently. "Live as simply as you can" Not to include the work place. 

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 01:00 PM (6yehy)

113 "its a special sort of hubris that assumes we can stop all fires, floods, famine, plagues and drought" Garden variety ignorance. I am amazed so many fall for it. Here is this puny man, standing on a stage, with styrofoam faux Grecian columns, saying he can make the oceans recede. And half of the voting population bought it. Half plus two percent. We are so completely screwed.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at May 30, 2015 01:01 PM (JgC5a)

114

in other news

the new president of Nigeria has outlawed female genital mutilation

 

pouring outside

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 01:01 PM (zOTsN)

115 There are houses in my home town built in the 1600s and early 1700s using that kind of post and beam construction. 300-plus years of Atlantic Ocean weather and they are still solid. Wish I could say the same about myself. No doubt there are modern ways to achieve the same thing but it's nice to know it can be done with basic tools and materials. I admire that couple in the second video. Sort of Thoreau in west Texas.

Posted by: JTB at May 30, 2015 01:01 PM (FvdPb)

116 Oh, wait, my mistake: http://www.ecoenquirer.com/global-warming-asteroid.htm

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 01:04 PM (jR7Wy)

117 Of course, the "expediter" is a guy who knows a guy on the inside, with whom he splits the fee. Oh, the building plans are *not* code-compliant? Or the work was *not* done to spec by the crew? Not to worry. The expediter will take care of all those minor details as well. Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 06:00 PM (noWW6) I heard of someone who tried to submit plans to a small jurisdiction in the "valley" here in Texas. The department was one solitary person. The submitter was told that they needed to hire an expediter. The expediter was...the one guy who was the building department. So he expedited drawings to himself. For a fee.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2015 01:06 PM (TqXWc)

118 "There are houses in my home town built in the 1600s and early 1700s using that kind of post and beam construction. 300-plus years of Atlantic Ocean weather and they are still solid." I always try to remind myself that they were also typically built with the sort of old-growth heart lumber that is unavailable today, at least unavailable at anything less than an utterly astronomical price point as salvage from old structures. The material has a lot to do with the durability.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 01:06 PM (noWW6)

119 >>>>>>this puny man, standing on a stage, with styrofoam faux Grecian columns, saying he can make the oceans recede. And half of the voting population bought it. Well he was damned convincing if you ask me

Posted by: King Canute at May 30, 2015 01:07 PM (Cq0oW)

120 At one time, my ancestors lived in a place (it had a name) called Old Carlinghow Old Hall. Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/potayjz Built, perhaps in 1505, it lasted until 1960's. 450 years is a pretty fair run.

Posted by: Neely Grassy at May 30, 2015 01:09 PM (n6Nt0)

121 Crap. Off with Grassy sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 01:10 PM (n6Nt0)

122 "So he expedited drawings to himself. For a fee." That certainly sounds like the Valley.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 01:11 PM (zO0l6)

123 It is nice when government agencies work like they are supposed to. California used to do a pretty good job with building codes (for earthquake resistance, especially), but today, enforcement seems to depend on who you are. VDH goes into some detail about this. Mexifornia. Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 05:52 PM (qahv/) Yeah, I'm at arms length from CA but it seems they do, or at least did do, a good job at making sure things get built right. The builders that have migrated from CA to TX are amazed at what they see here, and I'm talking within cities like Austin and Houston with approximations of functional building departments. I have, as you might imagine, an opinion of the current labor force. There are things I used to design in masonry up in MN, with skilled (union) masons, that I would never do down here. I'm not a union fan, and I think it has a lot more to do with culture than unions per se, but those guys were great. When the si se puede marchers were out with signs saying that they'd built America, I wanted to go have a little chat with them about whether that was a good thing or not. We're going to see it in 20 years when stuff falls apart, but no one will connect the dots then either.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2015 01:11 PM (TqXWc)

124 >> skirting the storm that hit in the afternoon, but for about twenty minutes it was coming down so heavy that we could barely see out the windshield. Heh. That was right when my husband was arriving in your fair city. Over here in NW Louisiana, we shall see what happens next week. The Red River is rising and it looks like it will be officially at flood stage by tomorrow. Minor flood stage, then into major flood stage by Wed. or Thus. And despite it not being there yet, it's still over the banks in a bunch of places. My kids could see it across the street from where they were this week. And I'm not so sure we'll be able to get to where they are supposed to be at camp next week. Sure am not going to take any chances, esp. in my van.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 30, 2015 01:12 PM (0xTsz)

125 Buildings in CA get cross-braced like crazy. Is that the norm elsewhere?

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2015 01:14 PM (MQEz6)

126 Long, but good video on ARK-LA-TX flooding. Seems like everybody knows what's going to happen and are preparing.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 30, 2015 01:16 PM (0xTsz)

127 Derp. http://tinyurl.com/qjoat2g KTBS dot com

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 30, 2015 01:16 PM (0xTsz)

128 raining herds of cows

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 01:18 PM (zOTsN)

129 125 Buildings in CA get cross-braced like crazy. Is that the norm elsewhere? Posted by: eman at May 30, 2015 06:14 PM (MQEz6) Do you mean residential or commercial? The short answer is that very few places in the US have the sort of seismic demand that structures in CA have, so CA sees a lot more robust lateral load resisting systems. There are other areas that are as as intense, but CA sure ranks up there. On the engineering side, they have really led the charge in creating the earthquake design criteria and continuing to improve seismic resisting systems. There is no other state with a population that rivals CA that has their seismic issues.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2015 01:19 PM (TqXWc)

130 Speaking of LA I'm always shocked seeing all the houses that are literally in the swamps. What happens when it rains?

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 01:19 PM (zO0l6)

131 on the plus side, my teenagers now have a healthy appreciation of the dangers of flash flooding

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 01:20 PM (zOTsN)

132 Mama, seems (I hope) that this rain deluge may be over.  It's been insane. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 01:20 PM (RoiEH)

133 Is that the norm elsewhere? >>>

No cross bracing required  (in walls anyways) here in Minnesota that I have seen.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 01:20 PM (+exqw)

134 lights are flickering

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2015 01:21 PM (zOTsN)

135 The forecast look beautiful, Ricardo! But rivers are going to river. We'll have a beautiful week while the water rises.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 30, 2015 01:25 PM (0xTsz)

136 "Buildings in CA get cross-braced like crazy." Not necessarily, if you are an immigrant who doesn't need to apply for a building permit, eman. Electrical wiring in immigrant outposts can be downright horrifying. It has been my experience that the immigrant Latino subcontractors are better at framing that they are at plumbing and wiring on inspected homes. But that might just apply locally.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 01:25 PM (qahv/)

137 118 ... Oh, I agree. I regret that such quality woods are seldom available anymore. It would be interesting if somebody started a LOOOONG term investment to grow such trees for commercial purposes, staggering the planting to keep the supply going. I wonder how many decades it would take for the trees to develop that good heart wood?

Posted by: JTB at May 30, 2015 01:28 PM (FvdPb)

138 136 "Buildings in CA get cross-braced like crazy." Not necessarily, if you are an immigrant who doesn't need to apply for a building permit, eman. Electrical wiring in immigrant outposts can be downright horrifying. It has been my experience that the immigrant Latino subcontractors are better at framing that they are at plumbing and wiring on inspected homes. But that might just apply locally. Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 06:25 PM (qahv/) Yeah. I meant commercial buildings built to code. Of course they do it here for earthquake protection, I was just wondering if other places did it for other reasons.

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2015 01:30 PM (MQEz6)

139 Not necessarily, if you are an immigrant who doesn't need to apply for a building permit, eman. Electrical wiring in immigrant outposts can be downright horrifying.>>>

I bought a HUD house and wondered to myself how much Tequila I would have to drink to replicate the wiring I had to rip out and replace. There was no way I could fix what had been done except start over.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 01:30 PM (+exqw)

140 We have had a lot of rain of rain here in Colorado. But, after the Waldo Canyon Fire and the Black Forest Fire, there are few who complain too much about it.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at May 30, 2015 01:31 PM (JreH3)

141 Ran stopped my plans for a 90 minute run. I have to admit, I'm not entirely broken up over that today.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 01:33 PM (AC0lD)

142 The rain in Spain stays manly on the plain

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 01:35 PM (/tNwW)

143 Macho Spanish rain, eh?

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 30, 2015 01:37 PM (0xTsz)

144 57 I've been pondering for a while how being in a large country effects the national psyche. ---- Me, too! Posted by: Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 05:03 PM (VAsIq) --------- Ugh. You always have to chime in. I'm sick of it.

Posted by: The Other Guy in Lichtenstein at May 30, 2015 01:38 PM (2AlPN)

145 Plenty of cross bracing, neglect of underpinning. http://tinyurl.com/p8ok3lp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 01:39 PM (n6Nt0)

146 Speaking of cross bracing. National Enquirer says Bruce Jenner has had a gay lover for 30 years

Posted by: Thunderb at May 30, 2015 01:40 PM (zOTsN)

147 "Oh zombie," they say, "you really need to be on Facebook. That's where everything is happening. It's how people interact these days. It's where people get their news. It the nexus of American social life." So I ask around how Facebook works, and people show me, and you "friend" and "follow" people you know in real life and everybody's "feed" appears on your "wall" or whatever. I'm sure you're all familiar with it. So I poke around and see what it is that people I "know" in real life are posting on Facebook -- the kind of things that would fill my "feed" and be the source of my knowledge and information and trends and so forth. Well. One friend posted that he's "glad" that "they" will soon "run out of cis straight white men" as presidential candidates, because he's "tired of waiting" for this country to "wake up to reality." The person who posted this is, naturally, a cis straight white man. So I look at what someone else I "know" has posted recently, and this person posted a link to an insane essay blaming "the achievement gap" on "the new resegregation," without bothering to note that it is PROGRESSIVES who are pushing the new segregation, and yet then the same progressives blame the world's problems on the policy they just advocated for -- as a way of pinning the "problem" on everyone else except themselves. So I look at one last potential Facebook "friend" only to discover that the posts are nothing but a continuous 24-hour-a-day stream of people offering her and each other "hugs" and "mantras" because somebody "feels down" that morning; apparently at least 3 people at a minimum in her circle "feel down" on any particular day, and the other 75 people pile on with "hugs" and offers of massages to alleviate that day's depression. All day. Every day. Conclusion: I will NOT be joining Facebook.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2015 01:40 PM (jBuUi)

148 Fredo played 36 holes today since not much is going on in the World. I wonder who washes his balls?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 01:40 PM (/tNwW)

149 "The Other Guy in Lichtenstein"


Pfft.

Posted by: Guy in Monaco at May 30, 2015 01:40 PM (RoiEH)

150 National Enquirer says Bruce Jenner has had a gay lover for 30 years Posted by: Thunderb at May 30, 2015 06:40 PM (zOTsN) I always thought kardashian has a dick?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 01:41 PM (/tNwW)

151 "I wonder who washes his balls?"


Oh, they have ball washers on the course.  Of course, the hard part is getting up on them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 01:42 PM (RoiEH)

152 I wonder who washes his balls? --------- *blush*

Posted by: The MSM, Now With 20% More Objectivity at May 30, 2015 01:42 PM (2AlPN)

153 "The Other Guy in Lichtenstein" Pfft. Posted by: Guy in Monaco ------- My blessings upon you.

Posted by: The Pope, Vatican City at May 30, 2015 01:42 PM (n6Nt0)

154 We're getting more thunderstorms in Medina County right now.

We had a tragic death as the prom queen in the next town south drowned, trapped in a car.

Lots of flooding, not a dry creek bed in sight.  Most folks moved out of the floodable areas after the floods in 2010, so not too much damage I know of.

Down in Hondo, by the 90, they've had a fair bit of damage (signs and sheds and trailers and such) due to straight-line winds exceeding 70 MPH.

Some of the local farmers are having a problem with standing water around the crops.

On our property the big creek that makes up one property line rose but didn't overflow into our pasturage.  We had some runoff flooding from our neighbors' fields but it channeled where we expected it to so not an issue.  EPA classified us as living in a flood zone without paying the slightest attention to the topography.

We desperately needed this water.  The aquifer that feeds the area is back up several feet so far and Medina Lake, which was basically a puddle, has refilled far enough to refloat docks and people are out boating on it again.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 30, 2015 01:44 PM (XO6WW)

155 Posted by: Guy in Monaco at May 30, 2015 06:40 PM (RoiEH) ---- Nihil est!

Posted by: The Vatican at May 30, 2015 01:45 PM (jR7Wy)

156 Dallas was in a terrible drought Lake Austin was drying up to the lowest levels in years Over two years ago Houston was in a terrible drought This is how it is

Posted by: Thunderb at May 30, 2015 01:47 PM (zOTsN)

157 "We desperately needed this water."


We sure did.  At this point, though, I'd send a whole bunch of it all south and west if I could. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 01:48 PM (RoiEH)

158 We should sell it to California at price gouging levels

Posted by: Thunderb at May 30, 2015 01:52 PM (zOTsN)

159 The rain in Spain stays manly on the plain Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 06:35 PM (/tNwW) *sundaychuckle*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 30, 2015 01:53 PM (zqrZE)

160 Oh, they have ball washers on the course. Of course, the hard part is getting up on them. Posted by: Ricardo Kill ---------------- This is about underpinning, isn't it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 01:56 PM (n6Nt0)

161 Off to walk the dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 01:57 PM (n6Nt0)

162 It seems that every 10 years the lakes go dry in California, too. 1948, 1959, 1965, 1971... https://goo.gl/fV8Ah8

Posted by: Bruce with a Wang! at May 30, 2015 01:57 PM (iQIUe)

163 1861 California Mega Flood. http://bit.ly/1RzOqFA

Posted by: tmitss at May 30, 2015 01:58 PM (Tt6V6)

164 Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 06:39 PM "Driftwood" is right. Heh.

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 01:59 PM (qahv/)

165 while people are threatening those like Geller over free speech, this is happening Virgin Mary Painting Covered in Dung and Porn to be Sold at Christie's Chris Ofili's 1996 painting "The Holy Virgin Mary," which caused a furor when it was shown at the Brooklyn Museum in October 1999 as part of an exhibition of works by young British artists, is going up for auction at Christie's on June 30. The 8-foot-high depiction of a black Virgin Mary is "encrusted with a lump of elephant dung and collaged bottoms from pornographic magazines." Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, described Ofili's painting and other works in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition as "sick stuff." He tried to close the exhibition by withholding public funds, but was rejected by a federal judge. truthrevolt.org (oh, I see the big ole hypen error is still hanging around)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 30, 2015 02:01 PM (zqrZE)

166 I think every CO of every Navy Reserve Center on the East Coast has my cell number. Anytime there is problem with Provider Coverage my cell goes off. I don't get payed enough. Maybe I should call Fredo and ask for a raise?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 02:01 PM (/tNwW)

167
I may have held a few dicks in my mouth, but by God I have never, and I repeat never sucked on it!   I am not ghey!

Posted by: Brucealena Jenner at May 30, 2015 02:05 PM (P330y)

168 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 30, 2015 07:01 PM (zqrZE)


Catch-22
With enough Christian violence, we'd only get good press.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 02:05 PM (AC0lD)

169 "It seems that every 10 years the lakes go dry in California, too." And whenever they do, it's OMG THE END OF THE WORLD. Then it eventually starts raining again, usually in heavy quantities, and the lakes and reservoirs refill. A longstanding episodic phenomenon. Then of course there are the transplants from NY to CA who have lived in the state for less than a year, who will bend any nearby ear about how "unprecedented" and "historic" the current lack of rainfall is. What a treat. Can't wait for that to happen again.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 02:07 PM (noWW6)

170 Conclusion: I will NOT be joining Facebook.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2015 06:40 PM (jBuUi)


See, the problem is you have the wrong type of friends using Facebook - friends that actually post stuff. That's the big mistake right there.


I rarely log into my page, which has virtually no information about me, and have just 3 friends in their 20s. My god-daughter and her sister, who rarely post anything and a young woman from my church in Korea who, when she posts, only posts in Korean, which I'm not learning yet.





Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 02:11 PM (AC0lD)

171 From Ace of Spades Beta 0.5:

"Photo finish: Matt Bevin is your GOP nominee for KY Governor"

Is Bevin the guy Ace was pimpin' earlier this year?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at May 30, 2015 02:14 PM (uctT+)

172 Zombie- Thank you for bringing this up. Why should I be forced to go to a site that sells all my info to somebody else. Zuckerburg can go suck a hose pipe. If I am too lazy to pick up a phone and stay in contact with people I care about , that is my problem.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 02:16 PM (NKrf/)

173 Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 07:11 PM (AC0lD) I actually keep in touch with some friends on FB and even conduct some Navy business ( non-classified kinda stuff) there.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 02:16 PM (/tNwW)

174 I'll just drop this here. It involves a gorilla costume and origami: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/bergdahl-cleared-sexual-harassment-charges

Posted by: The Vatican at May 30, 2015 02:17 PM (jR7Wy)

175 If I am too lazy to pick up a phone and stay in contact with people I care about , that is my problem. Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 07:16 PM (NKrf/) But if you pick up a phone you actually might have to talk to them???? I mean who has time for that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 02:18 PM (/tNwW)

176 It's great to see the TX reservoirs filling up (that's even better than half full). I hear the depleted aquifers are being replenished, too. I don't know how that even works or how long it takes for ground water to percolate down? Lots of folk depend on well water...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 30, 2015 02:18 PM (4DCSq)

177 I'll just drop this here. It involves a gorilla costume and origami: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/bergdahl-cleared-sexual-harassment-charges Posted by: The Vatican at May 30, 2015 07:17 PM (jR7Wy) Top Notch Soldier ya got there. Be a shame if anything happened to him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 02:20 PM (/tNwW)

178 NGU- You and I are both in a business that we have to deal with our customers face to face ,and that carries over to other personal interactions. I feel sorry for the uck that can't get past 140 letters to relate to life.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 02:25 PM (NKrf/)

179 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2015 07:16 PM (/tNwW)


Oh yeah, it is useful. I'll use it in the future, but I plan on posting solely in Korean. Like Ben Had, I'll call anyone in North America I want to keep up with.


One thing I'd like to see in the future, are country specific versions of Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and all of these other sites that skew liberal. Korea has Naver as their search engine not affiliated with Google.


Imagine some entrepreneurs, taking that technology and bringing it to their own countries, in their own languages, just to knock Google, Facebook, etc down.


The YouTube sites could even share content across countries. The search engines would be more local. The big hook for each site would be that your data would not go into an American company's hands. The best sites could then compete in America touting themselves as "Not your grandparent's Facebook."


I think that is how these, seemingly monolithic, liberal leaning companies can be weakened.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 02:29 PM (AC0lD)

180 "a young woman from my church in Korea who, when she posts, only posts in Korean, which I'm not learning yet." The Defense Language Institute programs rank languages in order of difficulty of learning, from 1 to 5. Korean is rated a 5.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 02:35 PM (noWW6)

181 anybody noah 'bout how to build an ark?

Posted by: seamrog at May 30, 2015 02:38 PM (SLI1e)

182 What I can't get past is supposedly conservative commentators telling me to follow them on Facebook. You have already shot yourself in the foot. Go start a conservative alternative, It ain't that hard, but NO we will shovel money to Hoodie Boy.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 02:38 PM (NKrf/)

183
I did not have sex with that young boy, and with that statement, I must get back to work for the American people. 

PS - Bill, call me!

Posted by: Denny Hastert at May 30, 2015 02:41 PM (P330y)

184 11 We somehow picked the one area between Dallas and Austin that hasn't flooded. All we've dealt with is our grass growing too fast and a bit of wind. Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 04:36 PM (A6xmT) Good! We had a ton of wind last night and I looked outside this morning and there was a huge tree limb in the yard. To be fair, tree limbs fall every thunderstorm just about but this is the biggest I've seen. Wondering if it got hit by lightning or something. Thankfully our flooding here is confined to the river (arkansas) and mostly is flooding the walking trail and golf course.

Posted by: Lea at May 30, 2015 02:43 PM (vmMMi)

185 btw,

It's the Grand Duchy of Fenwick,  not the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.


Posted by: Zombie Peter Sellers at May 30, 2015 02:43 PM (V70Uh)

186 I was cajoled into getting a Facebook page because my friends simply don't "do" e-mail anymore. Where before we had long, meaty (don't!) exchanges, now the dialog consists of photos and inane one-liners about the food they're eating and the peeps with which they are hanging. And if I enjoy any activities with them, I end up on their f*cking FB page. I'm one of those insufficiently socialized doofii who doesn't feel the need to documenting her every thought and action. If a picture wasn't taken and it wasn't posted on FB, did it really happen?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 02:43 PM (jR7Wy)

187 My disaster plan consists almost entirely of being screwed.

Posted by: JD at May 30, 2015 02:48 PM (TzeLs)

188 On yong ha say-o. Kamsamnida. That's about my Korean. And a naughty word.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 30, 2015 02:48 PM (yxw0r)

189 crap, "document", not "documenting".

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 30, 2015 02:49 PM (jR7Wy)

190 Never been on Facebook. I probably still think good things about a whole bunch of people as a result.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 02:50 PM (TEpA2)

191 {{{Any NY Rangers fan who may need a hug}}}

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 02:51 PM (TEpA2)

192 My disaster plan consists almost entirely of being screwed.>>>

Mine too since if TSHTF my preparedness might just make my ugly old ass attractive to hot hungry, cold and scared chicks.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 02:55 PM (+exqw)

193 Korean is rated a 5.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2015 07:35 PM (noWW6)


I started learning it before getting sidetracked with other projects, but it's a very 'logical' language which after learning the alphabet shouldn't be too horrible. Some of the grammar rules will take some getting used to, but that will come with practice.


Each vowel or consonant makes only one sound.


I'll let everyone know how it goes down the road.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 30, 2015 02:58 PM (AC0lD)

194 a long term drought  can't be fixed by flooding

Posted by: righter at May 30, 2015 02:59 PM (r6HrP)

195 If you live near any source of water at all the LifeStraw is a good cheap investment to keep you from dying of thirst.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 03:00 PM (pspWL)

196

I'm in the Woodlands north of Houston.

 

No worries here.  Their flood control  is  amazing.  Nothing of value ever floods  it seems.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:00 PM (MDgS8)

197 Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 08:00 PM (pspWL)



How are you doing? 

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:02 PM (TEpA2)

198 Never been on Facebook. I probably still think good things about a whole bunch of people as a result. Posted by: Vendette ---------------------- Same here. I get the impression that I save a lot of brain cells by avoiding it. Heaven knows, occasional forays into the ONT require that I husband the few that I retain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 03:02 PM (n6Nt0)

199 The Defense Language Institute programs rank languages in order of difficulty of learning, from 1 to 5. Korean is rated a 5. Posted by: torquewrench Yeah, but it seems those ratings are based on not just conversational ability but reading /writing. Because Korean and Japanese still use chinese characters, the reading/writing part dominates the ranking, AFAIK. Korean is similar to Japanese, and Japanese in terms of conversation isn't difficult. And learning Japanese a lot easier to learn than it would be for a foreign speaker to learn English conversation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2015 03:03 PM (uctT+)

200 Hey where's Garrett, LogProf and Vendette?! GO HAWKS!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 30, 2015 03:03 PM (gOixe)

201

Never been on Facebook. I probably still think good things about a whole bunch of people as a result.

 

Yes.....very true.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:03 PM (MDgS8)

202 "How are you doing? " Hanging in there! Hoping the baby will stay put for at least 2 more weeks. *fingers crossed*

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 03:03 PM (pspWL)

203 "Be vewy, vewy quiet. It's time to hunt some Ducks" Go 'Hawks.

Posted by: quenville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:03 PM (SLI1e)

204 GO HAWKS!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 30, 2015 08:03 PM (gOixe)



Anaheim and Tampa don't even belong in the NHL.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:05 PM (TEpA2)

205 I'm fortunate to be in a Houston neighborhood that has excellent drainage even though I'm just a couple of blocks from the western part of Buffalo Bayou. I better have not just jinxed myself.

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 30, 2015 03:05 PM (XX9+E)

206 I keep working on trying to learn Italian and there are days, that I keep saying WHY?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 03:07 PM (NKrf/)

207 Hanging in there! Hoping the baby will stay put for at least 2 more weeks. *fingers crossed*

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 08:03 PM (pspWL)



*Wags finger at baby*

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:07 PM (TEpA2)

208 Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 08:05 PM Bwahahahahahhahahahahahhaha!!!! Tell that to Henrik. I hope the Hawks CRUSH Anaheim and go to spank TB in 7. That way theres hockey into mid-June.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 03:08 PM (gOixe)

209 And learning Japanese a lot easier to learn than it would be for a foreign speaker to learn English conversation. Heh. I've heard that may depend on who you are talking to and when - I've been told that among high-school students, the girls talk like the textbook says they should while the males, when around other males, will just kind of grunt. One-on-one they will speak the textbook language, though. Don't know if that is still true or if it changes with age, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 30, 2015 03:10 PM (a42f0)

210 'Dem are some wascawy waterfoww" 'Are dere weawwy ducks in califownia?"

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:10 PM (SLI1e)

211 Bwahahahahahhahahahahahhaha!!!! Tell that to Henrik. I hope the Hawks CRUSH Anaheim and go to spank TB in 7. That way theres hockey into mid-June.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 08:08 PM (gOixe)



The worst-case scenario, viewing-wise, is an Anaheim-Tampa final.


Hockey into mid-June is a disgrace.  They need to cut down the regular season.  Heck, when the Oilers won their last Cup in 1990 the parade was on May 27.  Bobby Orr flew through the air on Mothers Day, 1970.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:11 PM (TEpA2)

212 Now, with more content.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 30, 2015 03:11 PM (TF10X)

213 Lauren- How's the pup?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2015 03:11 PM (NKrf/)

214 My hippie dippie elementary school taught us Japanese in first grade. I can still count to 10. That's the extent though.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 03:12 PM (pspWL)

215 “où sont les toilettes” The most critical French phrase of all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 03:14 PM (n6Nt0)

216 "It's the Grand Duchy of Fenwick, not the Duchy of Grand Fenwick."

To Arms! To Arms!!

Grab your Longbows and arrows!! Don't forget to pack an extra Q-Bomb too!!

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 03:14 PM (6yehy)

217 Hockey into mid-June is a disgrace. Well there was still ice in Lake Superior mid-May.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 30, 2015 03:14 PM (DL2i+)

218 "213 Lauren- How's the pup?" Very good! He's already grown so much that I think he is going to end up being bigger than they guessed. Overall he's very easy going and happy. He's also doing well with learning to sit/ lay down ect. Definitely lucked out in the puppy dpt.

Posted by: Lauren at May 30, 2015 03:14 PM (pspWL)

219 Japanese language is different for men and women. If you are a man taught by a woman, native speakers will think you talk like a girl.

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 30, 2015 03:15 PM (XX9+E)

220 Conclusion: I will NOT be joining Facebook.

Unless you surf with javascript & cookies disabled, or you have explicitly blocked every single domain that facebook owns (facebook owns hundreds-- if not thousands-- of domain names), facebook knows exactly who you are and what you do on line.  You know that little button on every page on every shit website that says "share this on facebook/twitter/asschat"?  Yeah, the logo for that button is loaded from facebook/twitter/buttsmooch's servers, and your IP address is known to them, so they know every single page of every single shit website you browse.

But it gets worse.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at May 30, 2015 03:15 PM (Q819Q)

221

Ich nee son chee

 

 

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:16 PM (MDgS8)

222 Well there was still ice in Lake Superior mid-May.

Posted by: DaveA at May 30, 2015 08:14 PM (DL2i+)



I can tell you that Canadians get to June and watch hockey out of obligation.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:16 PM (TEpA2)

223 German:  Wo ist de toilette?  (Vo-ist-dee-toil-ette-ah)

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:17 PM (TEpA2)

224 I just got on Facebook at the request of a girl I'm presently pursuing. I did not know it was a Pandora's box . I've gotten a crap load of friend requests from my highschool and college acquaintances I haven't seen in twenty years. I can't make myself refuse any request as it feels rude. That's not how it works.

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 30, 2015 03:19 PM (XX9+E)

225 Give me kim chee.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:19 PM (MDgS8)

226 Ebonics must be learned from the cradle. Total immersion until age 16 or so. That's how I did it.

Posted by: Eromero at May 30, 2015 03:19 PM (go5uR)

227 But it gets worse. Posted by: Snoodling ---------------- You think?

Posted by: Google at May 30, 2015 03:20 PM (n6Nt0)

228 Game is scheduled for 7pm CST It's now 7:20, and some blond chick is destroying the National Anthem, thinking she's Whitney Houston. God, I hate NBC and the goat that they rode in on.

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:20 PM (SLI1e)

229 COJ is a happy camper right now.


1-0 Chicago.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:20 PM (TEpA2)

230 BAM! Hawks on the board first!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 03:21 PM (gOixe)

231 Give me kim chee. Posted by: eleven ---------------- That's Korean for "Eye watering farts", right?

Posted by: Google at May 30, 2015 03:21 PM (n6Nt0)

232 Game is scheduled for 7pm CST

It's now 7:20, and some blond chick is destroying the National Anthem, thinking she's Whitney Houston.


God, I hate NBC and the goat that they rode in on.

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 08:20 PM (SLI1e)



I've noticed that.  Have learned to tune in around 25 minutes after the hour.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:22 PM (TEpA2)

233 Die Toilette is dort druben, hinter den Baum.

Ich einsehe nicht. Ehrlich.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 03:22 PM (6yehy)

234 Bring me the head of Fettuccine Alfredo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 30, 2015 03:22 PM (W5DcG)

235

I just got on Facebook at the request of a girl I'm presently pursuing. I did not know it was a Pandora's box . I've gotten a crap load of friend requests from my highschool and college acquaintances I haven't seen in twenty years. I can't make myself refuse any request as it feels rude. That's not how it works.

 

Oh man...I know exactly what you mean.  I  opened a FB  account to keep in touch with one particular  person.

 

Soon  as  I hit that  button  blammo......sending  out  "friend  me"  shit to people all  over everywhere.

 

I was  mortified.   Never been back since.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:22 PM (MDgS8)

236 I can tell you that Canadians get to June and watch hockey out of obligation. Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 08:16 PM I'd be pissy too if my country developed hockey and hadn't won the Cup in.....how long has it been now?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 03:22 PM (gOixe)

237 "où sont les toilettes"


Where's the shitter......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 03:23 PM (RoiEH)

238 I'm just gonna make this a hockey thread. TOEWS!!!!

Posted by: Patrick Kane's Playoff Mullet at May 30, 2015 03:23 PM (hnXFv)

239 Die Toilette is dort druben, hinter den Baum.

Ich einsehe nicht. Ehrlich.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 08:22 PM (6yehy)



I'm not that talented.  Translate?  When I read "Ehrlich" I think the former governor of Maryland.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:24 PM (TEpA2)

240 When Dad used to say I was in deep kimchee I knew I was in trouble.

Posted by: freaked at May 30, 2015 03:24 PM (JdEZJ)

241 I've heard that may depend on who you are talking to and when - I've been told that among high-school students, the girls talk like the textbook says they should while the males, when around other males, will just kind of grunt. One-on-one they will speak the textbook language, though. Don't know if that is still true or if it changes with age, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox


Yeah, slang and casual conversation can get hard to pick up at first, but most Japanese won't start in with a foreign speaker clipping and dipping into local dialect, as in most languages around the world.

There is a general Tokyo/Kanto dialect of Japanese that's not too hard to pick up.

Women generally use the more polite and fully-expressed form speech, so yeah, it's easier to understand them versus men.  The grunting, clipped form that men use is considered only ok for casual situations with others who are at equal or lower status. Status determines the level of politness required.  

Even english speakers tend to clean up their language when the situation warrents, but it's much more formalized in Japanese and Korean.

Men,  as they get older, zero fucks to give, and everything gets the informal levels of speech.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/s] at May 30, 2015 03:25 PM (uctT+)

242 German: Wo ist de toilette? (Vo-ist-dee-toil-ette-ah) Posted by: Vendette ------------------ In a pinch, anywhere in Europe, a questioning "Le Vay Say?" (WC)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 03:25 PM (n6Nt0)

243

A white  friend of mine asked  my Korean friend to teach him a phrase in Korean  to greet  his mother with.  (The Korean mother)

 

This went on for about five minutes.

 

After all was said and done it turns out he told him to say  "I  like fart soup" in Korean.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:25 PM (MDgS8)

244 Tampa fucking bay beat the rangers!!!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 30, 2015 03:25 PM (R8hU8)

245 "Ich bin ein Berliner"

Posted by: JFK at May 30, 2015 03:26 PM (+exqw)

246 I'd be pissy too if my country developed hockey
and hadn't won the Cup in.....how long has it been now?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 08:22 PM (gOixe)



Montreal in 1993.  Came close in 2006 and 2007, with Edmonton and Ottawa.  But personally, Toronto hasn't won since 1967 and I'm glad. 

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:26 PM (TEpA2)

247 Who are the jerkoffs who wrecked their city when their team lost a few years ago?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:28 PM (E9liA)

248 "Ich bin ein Berliner" Posted by: JFK ------------- This is that jelly doughnut gaffe, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2015 03:28 PM (n6Nt0)

249 Who are the jerkoffs who wrecked their city when their team lost a few years ago?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 08:28 PM (E9liA)


Vancouver.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:28 PM (TEpA2)

250 I agwee, hockey thwed. But I have a hawd time pwonouncing duck names like cowey pewey, and wyan getwaf.

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:29 PM (SLI1e)

251 Die Toilette is dort druben, hinter den Baum.

Ich einsehe nicht. Ehrlich.

The toilette is over there, behind the tree.

I won't peek. Honest.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 03:30 PM (6yehy)

252 Yeah, Vancouver. Harrumph.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:31 PM (E9liA)

253 "Toronto hasn't won since 1967"


Why are they the Maple "Leafs" and not "Leaves?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 03:31 PM (RoiEH)

254 OT, but I wasn't around for the bourbon thread, but I noticed Nip Sip said that Bourbon and Whiskey start out as Vodka.  No kidding, because it's clear.  I own some of George Washington's Original Recipe Rye Whiskey, unaged, and it's 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley.  With the help of major distilleries, it's still made.


It ain't vodka. 

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:32 PM (TEpA2)

255 Vancouver. GO HAWKS!

Posted by: Garrett at May 30, 2015 03:32 PM (Ycrkl)

256 Ich bin de juis toilette. I am the toilet juice. What the hell am I doing I don't speak French I'm an American dammit.

Posted by: freaked at May 30, 2015 03:32 PM (JdEZJ)

257 This is that jelly doughnut gaffe, no?>>>

Yes and no depending on who you believe.

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 03:33 PM (+exqw)

258 Uh-oh Now you'we talking Jowman and Fwench.

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:34 PM (SLI1e)

259

Vancouver Canucks

 

Montreal  Canadiens.

 

Translation    Vancouver  Canadians

 

Montreal  Canadians.

 

 

Calgary  Roughriders   Seskatchewan   Roughriders.

 

Creativity  is apparently not  a Canadian virtue.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:34 PM (MDgS8)

260 Posted by: Garrett at May 30, 2015 08:32 PM THATS what I'm talkin about!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 30, 2015 03:35 PM (gOixe)

261 Calgary Flamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:35 PM (E9liA)

262 Wouldn't that be be "Je suis" instead of "Ich bin"? Unless maybe you are from Elsass oder Lothringen?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at May 30, 2015 03:36 PM (6yehy)

263 Hartford Whalers still a team?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:36 PM (E9liA)

264 Damn, Saad is quick.

Posted by: Garrett at May 30, 2015 03:36 PM (Ycrkl)

265 The Buffalo Sabres still a team?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:36 PM (E9liA)

266 "Calgary Roughriders Seskatchewan Roughriders."


It was Ottawa and Saskatchewan.  Calgary is the Stampeders.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 03:36 PM (RoiEH)

267 the Moncton Turtlenecks still a team?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:37 PM (E9liA)

268 261
Calgary Flamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 08:35 PM (E9liA)


Oh my!

Posted by: Mr. Sulu at May 30, 2015 03:37 PM (EeCZf)

269 "Hartford Whalers still a team?"


No.  But awesome team name.  So un-PC. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 03:37 PM (RoiEH)

270 Calgary Roughriders Seskatchewan Roughriders.

Don't forget us!!

Posted by: Zombie Ottowa Rough Riders at May 30, 2015 03:38 PM (6yehy)

271 Why are they the Maple "Leafs" and not "Leaves?" Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 08:31 PM (RoiEH) --That's why I mockingly put a [sic] every time I mention that team.

Posted by: Patrick Kane's Playoff Mullet at May 30, 2015 03:38 PM (fC0Bx)

272 The Tewksbury Cocksmugglers is still a team?!

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at May 30, 2015 03:38 PM (Q819Q)

273 I went to one Bruins game in my life. They played the Calgary Flames? and lost 7-2. It was at the old Boston Garden.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:38 PM (E9liA)

274 Why are they the Maple "Leafs" and not "Leaves?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 08:31 PM (RoiEH)



Go to this link. 

http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=42182


There is this passage:  The Maple Leaf to us, was the badge of courage, the badge that meant home.  It was the badge that reminded us all of our exploits and the different difficulties we got into and the different accomplishments we made.  It was a badge that meant more to us than any other badge that we could think of...so we chose it...hoping that the possession of this badge would mean something to the team that wore it and when the skated out on the ice with this badge on their chest... they would wear it with honour and pride and courage, the way it had been worn by the soldiers of the first Great War in the Canadian Army."



2-0 Chicago.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:38 PM (TEpA2)

275 What of the Peoria Picklers?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 30, 2015 03:39 PM (E9liA)

276 Did the North Stars melt when they moved to Texas?

Posted by: Robinson at May 30, 2015 03:39 PM (+exqw)

277 New thread.

Posted by: Vendette at May 30, 2015 03:39 PM (TEpA2)

278 Green Bay  Pea   Packers.

Posted by: eleven at May 30, 2015 03:40 PM (MDgS8)

279 Ottawa's CFL team is now the Redblacks. After the Rough Riders folded, an Ottawa team restarted as the Renegades, that too died, and now a new group has started up as the Redblacks.

Posted by: CFL shenanigans at May 30, 2015 03:40 PM (J10Dc)

280 GOAL!! '2-0 'Hawks

Posted by: Patrick Kane's Playoff Mullet at May 30, 2015 03:40 PM (G1ab4)

281 "the way it had been worn by the soldiers of the first Great War in the Canadian Army."



Hmmm....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 30, 2015 03:42 PM (RoiEH)

282 'Hawks repeatedly Tase ducks. Duck's down. (hee-hee) 2-zip

Posted by: quenneville Fudd at May 30, 2015 03:42 PM (SLI1e)

283 t's the Grand Duchy of Fenwick, not the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.

Posted by: Zombie Peter Sellers at May 30, 2015 07:43 PM (V70Uh)


That's where they make those fishing poles, right, what are they called?

"Orvis"?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 30, 2015 03:44 PM (t//F+)

284 Calgary are a bunch of flamers.

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 30, 2015 04:20 PM (XX9+E)

285 I hear the depleted aquifers are being replenished, too. I don't know how that even works or how long it takes for ground water to percolate down? Lots of folk depend on well water... Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 30, 2015 07:18 PM (4DCSq) Yep, the city of San Antonio gets all of its water from aquifers. The ma in one, the Edwards, has been below average for years but now is creeping back up. We're on lawn watering restrictions until it does--not that anyone needs to water right now.

Posted by: stace at May 30, 2015 05:25 PM (yCkeu)

286 Tis a fine barn, Pilgrim. But your 2x4s don't amount to shit.

Posted by: Corona at May 30, 2015 05:42 PM (4ugDk)

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