January 20, 2016

1 Morning, all!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:25 AM (NOIQH)

2 Trump will win

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at January 20, 2016 04:27 AM (QPdNE)

3 Morning! Saw on facebook a sign that said 'if you're praying for a blizzard, please go to dairy queen'. Lol. It might snow here Thursday night. We'll see.

Posted by: Lea at January 20, 2016 04:27 AM (lIU4e)

4 I seem to recall that with Fast and Furious, Obama's team was arming one particular drug cartel. Because Obama has a habit of arming enemies, almost like it's intentional (shocka!). Anyone remember if this was El Chapo's cartel?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:27 AM (NOIQH)

5 No, no, wait, I haven't finished with the previous thread yet. Dang!

Posted by: mindful webworker - slow but sure at January 20, 2016 04:28 AM (nMj2X)

6 So...what have they named this big-a$$ east coast blizzard?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:29 AM (NOIQH)

7 Aaaiiieeeee

Posted by: DJIA at January 20, 2016 04:29 AM (ZbV+0)

8 I seriously thought that article on Judge Judy was Onion snark.  Guess I was wrong.  Sad. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 04:30 AM (iONHu)

9 Call me a tightass, but if I was going to post a bunch of links as a news dump, I think I would give them a test to see if they actually worked afore posting them.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 20, 2016 04:30 AM (xWW96)

10 Major Snowstorm Set to Hit The Northeast

Just imagine the street value!

Posted by: Charles DeMar at January 20, 2016 04:30 AM (dlIzT)

11 They named the snowstorm Shep right?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:32 AM (lJ28Y)

12 Oh God. Palin actually said this: "But the good news is, there is nothing wrong with America that a good ol’ fashioned election can’t fix." AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH /flips over tables /throws chairs /wanders off to read dump

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at January 20, 2016 04:32 AM (9krrF)

13 So...what have they named this big-a$$ east coast blizzard? Kardashian.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 04:32 AM (ct0K5)

14 Heh. http://bit.ly/1OFOsZE

Posted by: RushBabe at January 20, 2016 04:32 AM (/NEnw)

15 Kardashian. Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 09:32 AM (ct0K5) A storm of whores?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 20, 2016 04:33 AM (xWW96)

16 So...what have they named this big-a$$ east coast blizzard? Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:29 AM (NOIQH) I think they named it after the Jonas brothers...

Posted by: Lea at January 20, 2016 04:33 AM (lIU4e)

17 I was checking the weather reports for some cities my friends and family are in, and it doesn't seem like the storm goes up that far north. Only Virginia, like Richmond, into DC, but not so much NYC or beyond that. I never trust the weather reporters tho.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:33 AM (qCMvj)

18 The report, titled "A Crisis in Civic Education," was based on a survey of 1,000 adults in August and concludes that "recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage."

But they can tell you how they feel about their genitals and how white men invented rape.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 04:33 AM (oVJmc)

19 I think they named it after the Jonas brothers... Posted by: Lea at January 20, 2016 09:33 AM (lIU4e) Michelle

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 04:34 AM (nIGPZ)

20 Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface".

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:35 AM (NOIQH)

21 A couple inches of snow inside the Beltway...  Jack Ryan was correct in Sum of All Fears, they have no clue how to drive in it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:35 AM (lJ28Y)

22 We still hate you. Posted by: The Republican Party at January 20, 2016 09:35 AM (XzRw1) and yo mamma still wears combat boots.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 04:36 AM (nIGPZ)

23 So that little dance the stocks had with positive territory yesterday has ended.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 20, 2016 04:37 AM (AJeMv)

24 Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface".  Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:35 AM

Winter Storm "Snorky"?

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at January 20, 2016 04:37 AM (ZPz7d)

25 We still hate you. Posted by: The Republican Party at January 20, 2016 09:35 AM (XzRw1) and yo mamma still wears combat boots. Posted by: willow That would be an improvement.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:38 AM (9krrF)

26 "The report, titled "A Crisis in Civic Education," was based on a survey of 1,000 adults in August and concludes that "recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage." But they can tell you how they feel about their genitals and how white men invented rape. Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel" Some (but, to be fair, not all) of the ones I've worked with are even "alarmingly ignorant" of the subject matter of their supposed degrees.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/u][/s][/b] at January 20, 2016 04:38 AM (Z8DIA)

27 Nearly 10% Of College Grads Think Judge Judy Is On SCOTUS ---- Even more can't find Iowa correctly on generic map of the United States. Apparently not enough Brawndo intake.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 04:38 AM (MbrzC)

28 FenelonSpoke, you over here?

Posted by: Yip at January 20, 2016 04:38 AM (e7T6D)

29 Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface". Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:35 AM (NOIQH) "Pendejo Grande" tops my list.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 04:38 AM (KUa85)

30 When I was born Iowa was a territory.

Posted by: Bernie at January 20, 2016 04:39 AM (UBS9M)

31 Rubio's Good Answer On Religion beautiful unscripted

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:39 AM (qCMvj)

32
John Kasich is stressing his experience in Congress and painting himself as an optimistic alternative to those campaigning on the woes facing the country as he looks to shore up support in New Hampshire.

"Look, we have a lot of candidates who like the prince of darkness. I consider myself the prince of light and hope," Kasich said during an interview Tuesday with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "I dont spend all my time getting people riled up about how bad everything is," Kasich said. "I acknowledge the challenges, but then I say, Look, come together, as Americans first, we can solve these problems."

The Hill


"The Prince of Light and Hope"....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 04:39 AM (kdS6q)

33 I'm calling shenanigans on the Judge Judy thing. There's a very good chance most of the people who answered that were just messing around.

Posted by: RedStick at January 20, 2016 04:40 AM (SQho9)

34 heh heh heh... Drudge pic of Hillary top left...   too funny

Posted by: Yip at January 20, 2016 04:40 AM (e7T6D)

35 And on this year's list of tropical storm names, we get Julia.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:40 AM (lJ28Y)

36 Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface". Tropical storm Lace Wigs.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 20, 2016 04:40 AM (u5gzz)

37 "But the good news is, there is nothing wrong with America that a good ol' fashion election can't fix." Truth, hope and optimism rolled up in down-home goodness. Sentences just don't get any better than that.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 04:40 AM (Zs4uk)

38 Rubio's Good Answer On Religion beautiful unscripted Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 09:39 AM (qCMvj) That was a great answer. Too bad he's a lying, backstabbing, faithless, dickweed. But, yes, great answer.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 04:41 AM (KUa85)

39 El Chapo Had A Fast And Furious Gun In His Possession unbelievable but, then, anything is believable these days

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:41 AM (qCMvj)

40 I'm calling shenanigans on the Judge Judy thing. There's a very good chance most of the people who answered that were just messing around. Based on the ones I've run into, no, they're mostly that stupid. The ones that aren't, though, are smart and well informed. There just aren't enough of them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:41 AM (9krrF)

41

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at January 20, 2016 09:32 AM (9krrF)

 

Well, I don't agree with the sentiment, BC, but what annoys you about it?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 04:41 AM (X6fMO)

42 From the tropical names list, we've got Fiona, Fiona, Gaston and Otto. Has someone at NWS been watching a lot of cartoons?

Posted by: Lea at January 20, 2016 04:42 AM (lIU4e)

43
The Teddy Bear Bunch is getting back together:

Conservative media personality Glenn Beck will make appearances with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Saturday in Iowa, ABC News reported late Tuesday.

The Hill

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 04:42 AM (kdS6q)

44 Truth, hope and optimism rolled up in down-home goodness. Sentences just don't get any better than that. Also completely misses the nature of what we're facing, but then I'm on record as being the doomiest of the LiB crowd, so there's that. ...we're going to have this conversation in both threads, aren't we...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:42 AM (9krrF)

45 Government run by idiots, item #236789543256: I got my renewed driver's license in the mail yesterday. Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019. Sorry, officer, I don't know how to drive. I am only -3. Idiots.

Posted by: jmel at January 20, 2016 04:42 AM (15vyA)

46 DJIA flirting with -300

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 04:42 AM (ZbV+0)

47 For certain values of "good old-fashioned election," she's absolutely right.
Stumps, rails, tar and feathers come immediately to mind.
I saw the Tory Oak when it was still alive.
I do not approve. But I understand.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 04:43 AM (xq1UY)

48 33 I'm calling shenanigans on the Judge Judy thing. There's a very good chance most of the people who answered that were just messing around. Posted by: RedStick at January 20, 2016 09:40 AM (SQho9) With the quality of a college education these days, I doubt it. They worship at the alter of politically correct stupidity. Education is a third tier objective.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 20, 2016 04:43 AM (xWW96)

49 From the sidebar: "Bacon is anti-Islamic." You really don't want to go there, buddy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quench Your Fires with Ice Scream at the Outrage Outlet! at January 20, 2016 04:43 AM (hLRSq)

50 Friend took a lawn sign poll in New Hampshire. Kasich is surging, tied with Trump. I am not endorsing this, just reporting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 04:43 AM (1xUj/)

51 Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface". That kind of reminds me of a conversation I had with a coworker once. Somehow we were talking about Affirmative Action, hiring quotas, and such. She was saying that it was racist to ask for an applicant's race on an application. I said in a number of cases you can determine race anyway, such as the applicant's first name being something like Laqueesha or something. I was told that making an assumption like that would be racist too. This race stuff has me so confused. I suppose now a lily white family naming their daughter Laqueesha would be racist, or culturally appropriative or something.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 20, 2016 04:43 AM (PFy0L)

52 I live in Fredericksburg, Va. We may be hit by OMG!!!..or not. We may have to burn our furniture for heat....or not. We may be eating our dogs...or not. We may have to dig out miles upon miles of.accumulated snow....or not. From Fri through Sat, I may be mostly lurking and occasionally commenting....or not! (East coast weather peeps are nuttier than my native Californian weather peeps - and that's saying a LOT).

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 20, 2016 04:44 AM (HBXuc)

53 Hmm. A snow storm you say? It's supposed to hit somewhere around 70 today, so I'm thinking a boat drink of sorts...

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at January 20, 2016 04:44 AM (C9pBZ)

54 Government run by idiots, item #236789543256: I got my renewed driver's license in the mail yesterday. Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019. Sorry, officer, I don't know how to drive. I am only -3. Idiots. Posted by: jmel at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (15vyA) lol I love this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:45 AM (qCMvj)

55 Well, I don't agree with the sentiment, BC, but what annoys you about it? It indicates a complete unwillingness to face the root of what got us our current electoral mess: Dishonest media, left-indoctrinating "educators", an increasingly feckless and unserious population, a self-serving business community with no national loyalty, and pervasive moral rot. (I'm going to not hit the obvious observation regarding that last.) In short, the elections of the last ten years were the end result of the problem, not the cause. If Palin can't see that, I can't take her that seriously.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:45 AM (9krrF)

56 So the destruction of the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq means that if we were to carpet bomb or even nuke areas controlled by ISIS, we would not be destroying anything of cultural or archeological interest because all those sites have already been destroyed by ISIS.


Good to know.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 04:45 AM (QHgTq)

57 Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (9krrF) As she says, everything that is wrong can be made right with one vote. Feel the empowerment. If only more of our politicians had her intellect and gift for effective communication.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 04:46 AM (Zs4uk)

58 I live in Fredericksburg, Va. We may be hit by OMG!!!..or not. We may have to burn our furniture for heat....or not. We may be eating our dogs...or not. We may have to dig out miles upon miles of.accumulated snow....or not. From Fri through Sat, I may be mostly lurking and occasionally commenting....or not! (East coast weather peeps are nuttier than my native Californian weather peeps - and that's saying a LOT). Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 20, 2016 09:44 AM (HBXuc) the most I see "potentially" reported is 5-8inches. whooppee-do

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:46 AM (qCMvj)

59 Pessimism is warranted and it is fine for here but there is nothing wrong with what Palin said.

Posted by: steevy at January 20, 2016 04:47 AM (8HTq1)

60 It's supposed to hit somewhere around 70 today, so I'm thinking a boat drink of sorts... Pusser's Rum Punch in a lawn chair!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 04:47 AM (ct0K5)

61 It indicates a complete unwillingness to face the root of what got us our current electoral mess: Dishonest media, left-indoctrinating "educators", an increasingly feckless and unserious population, a self-serving business community with no national loyalty, and pervasive moral rot. (I'm going to not hit the obvious observation regarding that last.) In short, the elections of the last ten years were the end result of the problem, not the cause. If Palin can't see that, I can't take her that seriously. Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 09:45 AM (9krrF) of course she sees it and she's right short of a revolution/uprising, this is the only way one vote at a time

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 04:48 AM (qCMvj)

62 What a wonderful response Rubio gave to the atheist questioner.  The last part particularly was so on point.  I wish I could be as eloquent and thoughtful under such circumstances. 

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 20, 2016 04:48 AM (dwHMP)

63 As she says, everything that is wrong can be made right with one vote. Feel the empowerment. If only more of our politicians had her intellect and gift for effective communication. I'm going to assume the /sarc tag was intended.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:48 AM (9krrF)

64 Yes, the guy asking Rubio questions about his faith and if Rubio if would he be-a Pastor in Chief was an obvious plant-the question was too long and sounded scripted. Do Atheists really think of themselves as the "Largest growing Demographic voting bloc in America?" I don't think of Atheists as being a voting bloc. I don't really think of Christians as a voting bloc, as if all Christians vote the same way, although there are probably more progressives who are Atheists than conservatives (And yes, I know there are Atheist conservatives on here ) And why do i feel this guy would NEVER ask a Muslim running for office if he wanted to be "Imam in chief?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2016 04:49 AM (w4NZ8)

65 @45 I think you'd like a Prokoviev piece called "Lieutenant Kije."
New Year, New You. I wish your new persona success in its new career(s).

Do you know how much some people are willing to pay for fake papers?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 04:49 AM (xq1UY)

66 short of a revolution/uprising, this is the only way one vote at a time That's like saying if you rebuild the structure, the foundation will right itself. It just doesn't work that way. John Adams was right. I don't think we have the populace to make a republic work right now. That's not a good thing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:49 AM (9krrF)

67 "45 Government run by idiots, item #236789543256:
I got my renewed driver's license in the mail yesterday. Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019. Sorry, officer, I don't know how to drive. I am only -3.
Idiots.

Posted by: jmel at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (15vyA)"



Is that going to cause you problems buying liquor?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 04:49 AM (QHgTq)

68 Which of you Morons drew this?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Mrzyk-et-Moriceau-23.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:50 AM (lJ28Y)

69 Looking a that map, since when did 6-12" become super massive omg freak out storm? (I understand 18"+) I seem to recall as a kid that was just a typical snow storm, and one at the level that might actually mean no school in the morning, anything less then that wasn't even a big deal.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 04:50 AM (MbrzC)

70 Heh. So accurate. http://goo.gl/G63nxM

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 20, 2016 04:50 AM (xWW96)

71 We're expecting 1-3 inches of snow on both Friday and Saturday. If it's a total of two inches, life will largely go on as normal, if it ends up being 6 or more, mini-snowmageddon here in Winston-Salem. The City has a few plows, a very few private contractors, and maybe one or two running sander/salters. Hopefully it's a wet snow that melts quickly, because I'm one of those people who will have to be driving all over the place this weekend. Horses don't care about the weather, they want their food.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 20, 2016 04:50 AM (2cS/G)

72

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 09:45 AM (9krrF)

 

 

**nods**

 

I can't argue with that.  Well stated.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 04:50 AM (X6fMO)

73 I didn't watch the rally yesterday but I read the text of Palin's speech on breitbart. She gets it. She could be posting here incognito, she sounds so like an ette.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 04:51 AM (cbfNE)

74 >>I got my renewed driver's license in the mail yesterday. Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019.

Gah! This is what happened when I went to get an updated license w/my new address:

--- I give her my new address, she asks if I want them to update voter registration (yes) and be an organ donor (no).
--- I review the print-out (20 + min. later): street name misspelled, organ donor "Y".
--- I send it back; updated printout: address correct, organ donor "Y" and no longer registered in new voting district.
--- I send it back; organ donor corrected, not voter registration.

This took close to 2 hours. At no point did they apologize for the multiple errors or even acknowledge that this pathetic performance; I was an annoyance for making them update the dang thing so many times.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:51 AM (NOIQH)

75 I am not endorsing this, just reporting. Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 09:43 AM

Probably every bit as accurate as some of the "polls" being cited by others....

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at January 20, 2016 04:51 AM (ZPz7d)

76 North east gets at least one big storm a year. Big deal

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 04:51 AM (zOTsN)

77 Benjamin Franklin had a New Years toast that I think went like this, "May you be at peace with your neighbors and at war with your vices."

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:51 AM (lJ28Y)

78 I got my renewed driver's license in the mail yesterday. Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019. Sorry, officer, I don't know how to drive. I am only -3. Idiots. Posted by: jmel at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (15vyA)" ---- That's awesome. Now going about getting it fixed will not be, but still that's humorous as hell, try to keep it.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 04:52 AM (MbrzC)

79 "No matter who wins the election,we are boned." What Sarah Palin should have said right?

Posted by: steevy at January 20, 2016 04:52 AM (8HTq1)

80 It indicates a complete unwillingness to face the root of what got us our current electoral mess: Dishonest media, left-indoctrinating "educators", an increasingly feckless and unserious population, a self-serving business community with no national loyalty, and pervasive moral rot. (I'm going to not hit the obvious observation regarding that last.) In short, the elections of the last ten years were the end result of the problem, not the cause. If Palin can't see that, I can't take her that seriously. I totally agree with this (do you have a newsletter by any chance?). I guess my opinion is tempered by thinking that she is working this from a retail politics angle. Yes, we have troubles that extend far beyond what person is in the White House, but that isn't going to get LIVs to the polls. They are being given a simple problem/solution thing instead. I don't know how effective it will be, but Palin looks to be going the down home inspirational route, which to me makes sense in a primary. Let Trump make the substantive argument. Palin's goals is to drive votes.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 20, 2016 04:52 AM (PFy0L)

81 How are you doing today Voter Mom?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:52 AM (lJ28Y)

82 It's supposed to hit somewhere around 70 today, so I'm thinking a boat drink of sorts... Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at January 20, 2016 09:44 AM (C9pBZ) ----- **pushes anons face in a snow drift**

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 04:52 AM (8XRCm)

83 I'm going to assume the /sarc tag was intended. Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 09:48 AM (9krrF) Definitely not. People who want to be elected to public office in the future will be studying her ability to distill complex subjects into understandable sound bites. The political babble of the past is dead.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 04:53 AM (Zs4uk)

84 FenelonSpoke; ..about 13hrs..   3 of the guys canceled .  3 of us went, one of whom was of the mindset of ... What's this whole Libya thing about?  When was this?  It didn't get mentioned on ESPN!  Any question of lack of leadership is clearly.. " they all do it... "   Bush!

I liked the movie...  didn't get to me as much as Blackhawk down did, but it was still emotional.  Definitely rewatchable.  My other conservative-minded bud liked it though he was completely ignorant of the set-up.. what lead to what.. but after the movie he was piqued to do some reading.  Good reaction. 

The other guy.. the ESPN know-nothing/ kinda liberal...  he didn't say squat.  He was in an uncomfortable mindset so we didn't push him.  I could tell he was trying to decide if what he just saw was a political hit-job or a exaggerated kiilin' movie.  I doubt his worldview changed much.  I'm going to ask him tomorrow when a few of us are getting together for beers.

Posted by: Yip at January 20, 2016 04:53 AM (e7T6D)

85 Apparently my DOB is 01/06/2019. Sorry, officer, I don't know how to drive. I am only -3. Idiots. Posted by: jmel at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (15vyA)" Is that going to cause you problems buying liquor? It should. Since it's not valid yet. LOL. (Since they'll deny a expired-by-a-day one)

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 04:53 AM (ct0K5)

86 Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 20, 2016 09:48 AM (dwHMP) Thanks for getting me up to speed, Yip. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2016 04:54 AM (w4NZ8)

87 77 Benjamin Franklin had a New Years toast that I think went like this, "May you be at peace with your neighbors and at war with your vices." Easier with the flip side. War with neighbors, at peace with vices.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 04:55 AM (ct0K5)

88 Mmmmmmm Sarah Palin *hic* A woman can dream, can't she? RAPISTS!!!!!11!!!!

Posted by: Hill the Booze Hound at January 20, 2016 04:55 AM (ih6/5)

89 People who want to be elected to public office in the future will be studying her ability to distill complex subjects into understandable sound bites. The political babble of the past is dead. I suppose I can't really argue that--from that viewpoint it's actually a well crafted statement. I guess I just need more. Which probably means I'm not the target demographic.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:55 AM (9krrF)

90 So...what have they named this big-a$$ east coast blizzard? Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:29 AM (NOIQH) ManBearPig?

Posted by: Timon at January 20, 2016 04:55 AM (KSonr)

91 Whoops-I posted with Gramme Wingers's heading instead of Yips. You're neither dead nor Yip,. Grammie

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2016 04:55 AM (w4NZ8)

92 I thought snow was a thing of the past?

Posted by: steevy at January 20, 2016 04:56 AM (8HTq1)

93 Oh no, FenelonSpoke is trying to add another notch on the Hit post.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:56 AM (lJ28Y)

94 "49 From the sidebar: "Bacon is anti-Islamic."

You really don't want to go there, buddy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quench Your Fires with Ice Scream at the Outrage Outlet! at January 20, 2016 09:43 AM (hLRSq)"



According to the Pakistanis, so are laws against pedophilia.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 04:56 AM (QHgTq)

95 81 How are you doing today Voter Mom? Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 09:52 AM (lJ28Y) It's so sweet of you to ask! I am We'll. Doc said my issue is most likely just a minor one. I'm very grateful for the prayers and for God's mercy.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 04:56 AM (cbfNE)

96 . The City has a few plows, a very few private contractors, and maybe one or two running sander/salters. --- Sounds just like ATL, though actually they picked up a few more in recent years but it's still nothing in the grand scheme of things if we ever get more then a few inches.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 04:57 AM (MbrzC)

97 >>People who want to be elected to public office in the future will be studying her ability to distill complex subjects into understandable sound bites


I totally agree with this. I havent' seen or read her speech from yesterday (and I am not thrilled about how she handled this), but Palin does have a way with capturing the essence of an issue. See: "Death panels".

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 04:57 AM (NOIQH)

98 Is that going to cause you problems buying liquor?  It should. Since it's not valid yet. LOL. (Since they'll deny a expired-by-a-day one) Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 09:53 AM

jmel should move to MA, where an illegal not only got a driver's license, but had it suspended only briefly after arrest for DUI. And said illegal worked in a liquor store...so who'd care about a misprinted birthdate?

Of course said illegal was Choom Boy's uncle, but I'm sure that had nothing to do with it.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at January 20, 2016 04:57 AM (ZPz7d)

99 ....annnnd we're back!

Posted by: Bigby's Hand of Glory at January 20, 2016 04:57 AM (3ZtZW)

100 **pushes anons face in a snow drift** What's that? Is it soft? Can one eat it? Heh.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at January 20, 2016 04:58 AM (C9pBZ)

101 During snowstorms you'll find me getting a steam at Man's Country.

Posted by: Mayor Rahm Emanuel at January 20, 2016 04:58 AM (UBS9M)

102 --- I give her my new address, she asks if I want them to update voter registration (yes) and be an organ donor (no). So, my birthday is Valentine's Day. When I moved to this state and got a new driver's license it had a big red heart next to my birth date. I was kind of miffed. Are you goofing on me? If I were born March 17 would you give me a freakin' shamrock?! Turns out that the heart means you're an organ donor.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 04:58 AM (1xUj/)

103 It's so sweet of you to ask! I am We'll. Surplus apostrophitis can be serious. Hurts like hell when those things pass through your semicolon.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 04:58 AM (9krrF)

104 @102   Heh!   and a liquor bottle if you donate a non-moron liver?

Posted by: Yip at January 20, 2016 04:59 AM (e7T6D)

105 Two inches of snow in KY and everything's closed. But it's not news until it it's the Acela corridor.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 20, 2016 04:59 AM (t5zYU)

106 Bigby's Hand of Glory

Okay who gibbeted Bigby and turned his hand into a magical talisman that is useful in burgling places?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 04:59 AM (lJ28Y)

107 s that going to cause you problems buying liquor? It should. Since it's not valid yet. LOL. (Since they'll deny a expired-by-a-day one) Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 09:53 AM Wouldn't want you to get fetal alcohol syndrome.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 04:59 AM (cbfNE)

108 "A rifle powerful enough to bring down a helicopter."
Why use one of the lord's most fragile creations as the standard?
I had an old flying buddy nicknamed Crash, because he'd had three birds shot out from under him in Da Nam. He held, at some length, that his helicopters had never been hit by anything larger than 7.62 X 39.

They're talking about .50BMG here. Why not "enough to penetrate a car's engine block" or "enough to go through medium armor" or some such thing? Properly used, almost anything can bring down a helicopter. Hitting them is the hard part. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 04:59 AM (xq1UY)

109 oops.. I ruined my joke.  

Posted by: Yip at January 20, 2016 05:00 AM (e7T6D)

110 Does any Christian here think of themselves as part of a voting bloc or just a person who is Christian who votes? I've never been part of a voting bloc-"Women for _______, "Christians for __________? I'm just me and I vote.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2016 05:00 AM (w4NZ8)

111 s that going to cause you problems buying liquor? It should. Since it's not valid yet. LOL. Just slap a "My other car is a TARDIS" sticker on your ride and pass yourself off as a time traveller. Eclectic wardrobe optional but recommended.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 05:00 AM (9krrF)

112 It's pretty cool that we not only have dead and undead commenters here, now we also have an unborn commenter. AoSHQ, portal to worlds beyond.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:01 AM (cbfNE)

113 I'm glad the news was far better than what you were afearing Voter Mom.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:01 AM (lJ28Y)

114 They're talking about .50BMG here. Why not "enough to penetrate a car's engine block" or "enough to go through medium armor" or some such thing? Properly used, almost anything can bring down a helicopter. Hitting them is the hard part. Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 09:59 AM (xq1UY) It's fox news. If it had been CBS they probably would have called it a Glock...

Posted by: Timon at January 20, 2016 05:01 AM (KSonr)

115 Sarah Palin is an embarrassment

Posted by: common man at January 20, 2016 05:02 AM (ih6/5)

116 Votermom. Sounds like you got good news. Kinda makes a day, which has been shaping up as goofy into a day where I can smile.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 20, 2016 05:02 AM (HBXuc)

117 Weather hysteria in the media is just one more angle on keeping everyone in a constant state of agitation, the object being to prevent actual thinking about anything and everything.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/u][/s][/b] at January 20, 2016 05:03 AM (Z8DIA)

118 It's pretty cool that we not only have dead and undead commenters here, now we also have an unborn commenter. Not even conceived yet. We should have a contest for who gets the honors in 2 years and 3 months.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 05:04 AM (1xUj/)

119 Sarah Palin is an embarrassment === *shrug* If you say so. Lots of people fall into that list and she isn't anywhere near the top.

Posted by: Bigby's Hand of Glory at January 20, 2016 05:05 AM (3ZtZW)

120 111 - I'm from the future officer, you can't impede my travel I'm on an important mission, here.. I have the drivers license to prove it. I'm thinking unless it's serious you get off with a warning just for the humor you bring to the officer's day.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:05 AM (MbrzC)

121 I think they named it after the Jonas brothers... Posted by: Lea at January 20, 2016 09:33 AM (lIU4e) ---------------------------- Which one usually screws up traffic when they show up?

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 05:05 AM (VndSC)

122 115 - your concern is noted.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:05 AM (MbrzC)

123 As long as the democrats are running a communist and a crimininal, I'm not embarrassed. Her voice drives me nuts, but I am not embarrassed by her

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:06 AM (zOTsN)

124
In polls, welp -- so much for that Sunshine State GOPe bulwark:

Florida Rep Nomination - Florida Atlantic University

Trump 48
Ted Cruz 16
Marco Rubio 11
Bush at 9

Trump +32

http://tinyurl.com/j6ansxv

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 05:06 AM (kdS6q)

125 So jmel is David Bowman the Starchild?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:06 AM (lJ28Y)

126 We drove past a place in NE Kenya today called the Obama Guest House. Good name if you're best feature is the high quality of your malaria and typhus.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 20, 2016 05:06 AM (QY8ck)

127 >>Turns out that the heart means you're an organ donor.

Heh. Did they at least ask you about it?
I was freaked they kept trying to make me an organ donor against my will.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:07 AM (NOIQH)

128 Benjamin Franklin had a New Years toast that I think went like this, "May you be at peace with your neighbors and at war with your vices." Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 09:51 AM (lJ28Y) Funny, but I'm pretty sure that old reprobate wouldn't consider "banging young women by the bucketful" to be a vice.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 20, 2016 05:07 AM (j4wsR)

129 Bowing to our enemies. That's embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:07 AM (zOTsN)

130 Ill Tempered Cur, the women doing the most swooning in regards to Ben were French...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:08 AM (lJ28Y)

131 Thanking Iran for humiliating our sailors. Embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:08 AM (zOTsN)

132 Not even conceived yet. We should have a contest for who gets the honors in 2 years and 3 months. Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 10:04 AM (1xUj/) Are we sure - maybe rick is a frilled shark? I hear they gestate for 3.5 years.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:08 AM (cbfNE)

133 i'm glad i don't really feel the need to defend Palin at this point, She's a big girl and not running for office as far as i know. so one less thing i feel obligated about this election cycle.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:08 AM (PjWy4)

134 Sarah Palin is an embarrassment Posted by: common man at January 20, 2016 10:02 AM (ih6/5) ---- I wish Sarah would em-bare her ass...

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:09 AM (8XRCm)

135 Asking James Taylor to sing to cover your ass. Embarrassing.

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 05:09 AM (VndSC)

136 Voter Mom as opposed to a Democrat voter that gestates for 18 years in the basement and then still demands a safe space?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:09 AM (lJ28Y)

137 Blaming and jailing a video maker for a terrorist attack. Embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:09 AM (zOTsN)

138 jmel getting two chances at life must be a sign.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:10 AM (PjWy4)

139 Only proposing raising 16 trillion on new taxes. Embarrassing.

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 05:10 AM (VndSC)

140 Running to a tee box right after one of your citizens gets beheaded. Thats embarassing.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:10 AM (8XRCm)

141 Pessimism is warranted and it is fine for here but there is nothing wrong with what Palin said.


It is not pessimism, it is the same rational conclusion that a passenger in a car which has run off of a cliff and is on the way to the valley below reaches; "this will not end well". While it is true that a back seat driver prating: "No, all we have to do is put on the breaks and turn around" is insane - you are technically correct that there is no further damage done by her saying it. The Joker style grin on the face of the driver isn't helping anything - but choking him till his eyes bulge out now is a futile gesture.


Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at January 20, 2016 05:10 AM (2vaGA)

142 Blaming and jailing a video maker for a terrorist attack. Embarrassing Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:09 AM (zOTsN) that was actually terrifying to me. I srsly wanted to go buy guns and ammo. i pray and pray She doesn't win.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:11 AM (PjWy4)

143 I was freaked they kept trying to make me an organ donor against my will. Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 10:07 AM (NOIQH) When my kid went to get a permit, the organ donor question came up. My kid said, I don't know, I guess. The dumb person, who was an older fatherly guy, said, don't agree to things unless you are sure. Read about it here (points to paper) and think about it and you can say yes later. Right now let's just put no. I thought that was really good of him.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:11 AM (cbfNE)

144 Still not mentioning the 16 marines who died in an accident. Embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:11 AM (zOTsN)

145 Does any Christian here think of themselves as part of a voting bloc or just a person who is Christian who votes? I've never been part of a voting bloc-"Women for _______, "Christians for __________? I'm just me and I vote. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2016 10:00 AM (w4NZ Yep, Fenelon, I'm the same way.

Posted by: Mainah at January 20, 2016 05:12 AM (659DL)

146 130 Ill Tempered Cur, the women doing the most swooning in regards to Ben were French... Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 10:08 AM (lJ28Y) So he had a yen for unshorn pits.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 20, 2016 05:12 AM (j4wsR)

147 Joe Biden. Embarrassing.

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 05:12 AM (VndSC)

148 Hey is this the story of Kasich??

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hgpluv9

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:12 AM (lJ28Y)

149 136 Voter Mom as opposed to a Democrat voter that gestates for 18 years in the basement and then still demands a safe space? Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 10:09 AM (lJ28Y) Too true.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:12 AM (cbfNE)

150 I always laugh when a snow storm on the east coast makes national news. We had 2 feet of snow before Christmas and amazingly enough survived, all without 24/7 coverage on CNN or the Weather Channel.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 05:13 AM (0LHZx)

151
Just a heads up on the Florida FAU poll. Relatively small sample size again and could well be an outlier -- although Trump has been averaging a +12 lead or so lead there for months.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 05:13 AM (kdS6q)

152 True. Joe Biden giving impromptu breast exams to every woman within reach. Embarrassing.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:13 AM (zOTsN)

153 Having your husband be accused of literally thousands of affairs and using an intern as a humidor? Embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:14 AM (zOTsN)

154 Getting an umbrella stuck in a garden gate. Embarassing. My President not knowing how many states are in the United States. Embarrassing. Feeling up Pvt Bergdahls Mom in the rose garden. Embarassing. Trading Taliban Leaders for Bergdahl, but leaving Tammorrissi to rot in a Mexican jail. Embarassing. The first lady commenting "All this for just a flag." Embarassing.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:15 AM (8XRCm)

155 So he had a yen for unshorn pits....... Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 20, 2016 10:12 AM (j4wsR) look, sometimes in winter the hair growing on our legs is a nice attempt at weatherizing our extremities. (shush) but i'll agree - unshaved underarms is just wrong

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:15 AM (PjWy4)

156 Gah! This is what happened when I went to get an updated license w/my new address: The one thing that is hugely better in Maryland over Ohio is the DMV. In Maryland, all vehicle/driver related functions are consolidated in one office. You go in, tell the reception what you're there to do. She checks to make sure you have the necessary documents and gives you a number. You can sit in a waiting area reading your phone until they call your number. In Ohio, changing my license and registration required visits to no fewer four different state offices. The website about what information you need is inaccurate. If you don't have them all, you don't find out until after you've waited in line for an hour, and if you don't have the right documents you have to start over. And you have to wait in line because there's no receptionist at the door to check you in and give you a number. Also, they get extremely pissy if you try to pass the time in line by surfing the net on your phone. Aggravating as fuck.

Posted by: Stolen from Nick Searcy at January 20, 2016 05:15 AM (O7MnT)

157 So...what have they named this big-a$$ east coast blizzard?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:29 AM (NOIQH)


I'm hoping for "Heath Bar"

Mmm, my favorite treat was a small Heath Bar blizzard, a fish sandwich and tater tots. 

I miss those tater tots.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 05:15 AM (q2o38)

158 Sock off

Posted by: V the K at January 20, 2016 05:15 AM (O7MnT)

159 So so many things that are embarrassing. Too many to list

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:16 AM (zOTsN)

160 Also, they get extremely pissy if you try to pass the time in line by surfing the net on your phone. Aggravating as fuck. Posted by: Stolen from Nick Searcy at January 20, 2016 10:15 AM (O7MnT) Why do they care what you do in line?

Posted by: Mainah at January 20, 2016 05:16 AM (659DL)

161 Not being able to tell the world. Embarryassing.

Posted by: Reggie Love at January 20, 2016 05:17 AM (UBS9M)

162 What are the odds if Hillary starts looking unelectable either because she is indicted or because it's very obvious to a majority of the public that she should be indicted ... that the Demoncrats pull a Torricelli and parachute in, say, Joe Biden to take her place?

Posted by: V the K at January 20, 2016 05:17 AM (O7MnT)

163 So so many things that are embarrassing. Too many to list Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:16 AM (zOTsN) ---- You've seen the video of Our President working out with the 2 - 1/2 lbs dumbells right??? Embarrassing.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:18 AM (8XRCm)

164 *snickers*

Look at the name of the owner of this Baja Bug

http://www.honolulustreetpulse.com/sp-rides-love-beetle/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:18 AM (lJ28Y)

165 1 in 4 kollige "kids" couldn't find New Orleans on a Map of the US. During the Katrina crisis. Didn't stop them from being absolutely sure it was all Bush's fault. The percentage of whatever that don't know whatever is a constant reminder of how unserious we've become, and it's not a new thing.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 20, 2016 05:18 AM (kKHcp)

166 I thought that was really good of him. Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 10:11 AM (cbfNE) --- As do I, and not what I would have expected from a typical drone.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:18 AM (MbrzC)

167 I was freaked they kept trying to make me an organ donor against my will.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 10:07 AM (NOIQH)

Hey, if Planned Parenthood can do it, and turn a profit...

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:19 AM (wYnyS)

168 doing shout outs to political fellow travelers while hosting a funeral.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:19 AM (PjWy4)

169 Ok yeah, sure, but what's the good news?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 05:20 AM (R+8H1)

170 Selfies at the state funeral of Mandela like some ill bred teenager. Embarrassing

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:21 AM (zOTsN)

171 Aggravating as fuck. Posted by: Stolen from Nick Searcy at January 20, 2016 10:15 AM (O7MnT) --- So son-of-a-mailman has not addressed that.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:21 AM (MbrzC)

172 Alan Colmes is now on Fox news arguing that Hillary's email problems (the double super secret ones) are still no big deal because we can't actually prove that damage has been done to the country. SMOD. Please.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 05:21 AM (DofIg)

173 Selfies at the state funeral of Mandela like some ill bred teenager. Embarrassing Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:21 AM (zOTsN) ---- .... with the HOT Scandi chicks.... right in front of your wife....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:21 AM (8XRCm)

174 What are the odds if Hillary starts looking unelectable either because she is indicted or because it's very obvious to a majority of the public that she should be indicted ... that the Demoncrats pull a Torricelli and parachute in, say, Joe Biden to take her place? Posted by: V the K at January 20, 2016 10:17 AM (O7MnT) Or...let me throw out another hypothetical...the Dems' talk about Sanders is only a bluff right now because they'd rather have Hillary. But, if Hillary truly crashes and burns, and given the inability of the GOPe to function as true opposition, why wouldn't they seize the moment and embrace Sanders to accelerate their end goal anyway? They want total control. Rather than trying to hide their true intentions through incremental measures with a president Hillary, they can hit the gas with Sanders.

Posted by: Mainah at January 20, 2016 05:22 AM (659DL)

175

Sarah Palin is an embarrassment

 

To whom?  To you?  The GOP?  The country?

 

I find her voice and "folksy" schtick annoying, but that's me.  As has been said, she nailed everything the dog-eating crackhead in the Oval Office was about, but her ambulatory shitstain of a running mate was too cowed by the whisper of "racist!" to back her up.  She was right when the GOPe was wrong, so I cut her a lot of slack for that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 05:22 AM (X6fMO)

176 Well lets steer away from the French lasses...

http://www.honolulustreetpulse.com/hottie-week-aiko-wan/#23285

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:23 AM (lJ28Y)

177 Giving the queen a mix tape of your speeches. So embarrassing.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:23 AM (zOTsN)

178 Loldiers of Odin: Clowns spoof street patrols in Tampere http://tinyurl.com/z3vbfx7 Dear Imam, What does the hadith say about clown rape?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 20, 2016 05:23 AM (fWAjv)

179 Alan Colmes is now on Fox news arguing that Hillary's email problems (the double super secret ones) are still no big deal because we can't actually prove that damage has been done to the country. SMOD. Please. Posted by: jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 10:21 AM (DofIg) By that logic, if a drunk driver manages to make it home intact, it's OK, because they didn't crash or injure/kill anyone else.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 05:23 AM (GUBah)

180 An electorate that would vote an unqualified "community organizer" in as President - twice!?? Beyond embarrassing. Terrifying.

Posted by: mindful webworker - er at January 20, 2016 05:24 AM (nMj2X)

181 embarrasing; no where to be found when our embassy is attacked and our ambassador murdered. The media, helping lie day after day for a political party without even getting a nice dinner first Half the population eating it all right up, without even considering all those unemployed and those on foodstamps, Or closed business's is Really a deal.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:24 AM (PjWy4)

182 172 - Alan Colmes, always trying to make the other Dem shills on Fox look more sane.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:24 AM (MbrzC)

183 Calling a doper thug your son.  Embarrassing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 05:24 AM (X6fMO)

184 That's like saying if you rebuild the structure, the foundation will right itself. It just doesn't work that way. John Adams was right. I don't think we have the populace to make a republic work right now. That's not a good thing. Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 09:49 AM (9krrF) Disagree, BC. You have to win elections to change the foundation. I think our side tends to overthink things. And it saps our energy and enthusiasm. I hate that she crapped all over Cruz yesterday. But, I love Palin's way of distilling complex matters into zen koans. She's a genius that way.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 05:25 AM (0cMkb)

185 Common man awful quiet. Embarrassed?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:25 AM (zOTsN)

186 Of course to Alan Colmes performing grave harm to national security is not a crime, to him it is a good thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:25 AM (lJ28Y)

187
In "What the Hell California?" news:

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vetod legislation that would allow bicyclists to roll through stop signs instead of coming to a full stop. The mayors veto puts an end, at least for now, to legislation that generated passions on both sides. It passed the board of supervisors on a 6-5 vote last week, but needed eight votes to override the mayors veto.

The legislation would have permitted bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and ride through without stopping, at a speed 6 mph or less, if they decide it is safe.

http://tinyurl.com/gtsao64

Anarchy.  Simply anarchy for favored classes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 05:25 AM (kdS6q)

188 She was right when the GOPe was wrong, so I cut her a lot of slack for that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 10:22 AM (X6fMO)


And the backstabbing scum in the GOPe did their best to discredit her, supposedly their party's own candidate, because she wasn't a Platinum Member of the Cartel Club.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:25 AM (wYnyS)

189 Trump just endorsed ethanol subsidies and moved down on my list. He was number two. Now he's number six behind 'swallow broken glass'.

Posted by: Hillary's alcholic depression at January 20, 2016 05:26 AM (VRc/p)

190 A democrat with a shred of sanity...

How many motorists were licking their chops over winnowing out the bicyclist population?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 05:26 AM (lJ28Y)

191 >>As has been said, she nailed everything the dog-eating crackhead in the Oval Office was about....

"Pallin' around with terrorists" was particularly prescient, even though she was talking about Ayers at the time.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:27 AM (NOIQH)

192 Although as a certified jinx I am still all in for Yeb! /Kasicko, when I try to imagine the GOP candidate debating Hillary, or Bernie,or Biden, or Fauxcahontas, the one I think who can consistently win against these lowlifes on stage is Trump. Because what I learned from the Biden - Ryan debate is that winning doesn't necessarily mean winning the argument, winning just means making the other guy look like a chump. Trump can do that.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:28 AM (cbfNE)

193 DJIA flirting with -300 Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 09:42 AM (ZbV+0) Clearly the suckage of the Dow is causing a low-pressure area that draws the winter storm in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 05:29 AM (Z8fuk)

194 Alan Colmes, always trying to make the other Dem shills on Fox look more sane.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 10:24 AM (MbrzC)


I guess compared to Juan "Mercy Hire" Williams, Colmes comes across as a centrist, but other than that, he was always my primary example of utter lockstep Progressivism.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:29 AM (wYnyS)

195 Cruz is the only one who has not fully endorsed ethanol. Ethanol is not my red line. Immigration is

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:29 AM (zOTsN)

196 You have to win elections to change the foundation. Chicken or the egg. Tell you what. You work on the electoral side, and I'll work what I can on the cultural side. Between the two we'll get somewhere.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 05:29 AM (9krrF)

197 ThunderB you're crushing it, I could read those all day. Unfortunately there's enough subject matter for you to write them all day

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 05:30 AM (R+8H1)

198 Alan Colmes. Talk about no reason to exist.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 20, 2016 05:31 AM (xWW96)

199 Tell you what. You work on the electoral side, and I'll work what I can on the cultural side. Between the two we'll get somewhere.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF)


You are an optimistic man, sir, believing that our culture can be changed for the better.  Would that I shared that hope, I just can't see it anymore.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 20, 2016 05:32 AM (6JL3d)

200 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 10:25 AM (kdS6q) _____ As if the new law would matter. Have you ever seen a cyclist obey ANY road laws? I'd be happy if they roll through a stop sign since most of them don't even bother slowing down.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 05:32 AM (0LHZx)

201 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 10:25 AM (kdS6q)

I'd be in favor of letting bicyclists run red lights, if any driver involved in the inevitable injuries and deaths were deemed to be innocent of any and all charges for the accident bicyclist's bad judgement!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:32 AM (wYnyS)

202 OH my lord the market and all oil related industries are augering in

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:32 AM (zOTsN)

203 Ya, lets remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes and erect a statue to Robert Mugabe.

Posted by: Dewydd Wynfor Esq. at January 20, 2016 05:32 AM (5R0+D)

204 Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:29 AM (zOTsN) If Trump is willing to sell out to the GOPe in Iowa over corn, he'll sell out nationally to the Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by: Hillary's alcholic depression at January 20, 2016 05:33 AM (VRc/p)

205 >>Giving the queen a mix tape of your speeches. So embarrassing.

Oh man, that was bad.

Also, giving the legally blind UK PM a set of dvds, that are for region that is incompatible w/UK dvd players is embarrassing.

Michelle, either oblivious or dismissive of protocol about **not touching HRH** unless she initiates, giving Queen Elizabeth a big hug.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:33 AM (NOIQH)

206 You are an optimistic man, sir, believing that our culture can be changed for the better. Would that I shared that hope, I just can't see it anymore. If I ever told anyone here exactly what I did for a living, you might be less shocked. I'm just trying to get pockets to survive what's coming to act as seeds for what comes next. You have to take the longer view. Our time will come again, even if we don't live to see it; our task is to shorten that time frame.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 05:33 AM (9krrF)

207 Drug lords get all the good govt. provided stuff. (pouts)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at January 20, 2016 05:34 AM (uhftQ)

208 If I ever told anyone here exactly what I did for a living, you might be less shocked. I'm just trying to get pockets to survive what's coming to act as seeds for what comes next.

You have to take the longer view. Our time will come again, even if we don't live to see it; our task is to shorten that time frame.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 10:33 AM (9krrF)


Well said, and that does make me crack a smile.

I very much hope that you are right.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 20, 2016 05:35 AM (6JL3d)

209 Maybe, Oxford should return all endowments they received from Rhodes plus interest. Maybe all those Oxford students shd admit that they posh status is due to the racism of their forebearers, and drop out?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (iQIUe)

210 I guess compared to Juan "Mercy Hire" Williams, Colmes comes across as a centrist, but other than that, he was always my primary example of utter lockstep Progressivism. Posted by: Hrothgar at January 20, 2016 10:29 AM (wYnyS) --- Actually I mean Colmes is usually even more far out there than Juan. Then honestly I don't watch either of them, if I'm ever see them on my screen I just FF>> at this point, it's a waste of my time to even listen.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (MbrzC)

211 Trump just endorsed ethanol subsidies and moved down on my list. He was number two. Now he's number six behind 'swallow broken glass'. Posted by: Hillary's alcholic depression at January 20, 2016 10:26 AM (VRc/p) ----- Look. Im not exactly sold on Trump. I not convinced he has the temperment for the job. But, hes growing on me. And he has a certain.... appeal. He might be what this country needs. I think he's going to be the nominee. I also think he has an excellent chance of winning the whole fucking thing. So.... at some point, you are going to have reconcile the fact that Trump aint going anywhere, and youre going have to decide how you are going to process the possibility of a Present Donald Trump.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (8XRCm)

212 You can't scramble a chicken.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (FkBIv)

213 Psssst. They are ALL selling out to GOPe over Big Corn

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (zOTsN)

214 Paddy had been drinking at his local pub all day and most of the night, celebrating St Patrick's Day. Mick, the bartender says, 'You'll not be drinking anymore tonight, Paddy'. Paddy replies, 'OK Mick, I'll be on my way then'. Paddy spins around on his stool and steps off. He falls flat on his face. 'Darn' he says and pulls himself up by the stool and dusts himself off. He takes a step towards the door and falls flat on his face, 'oh bloody me!' He looks to the doorway and thinks to himself that if he can just get to the door and some fresh air he'll be fine. He belly crawls to the door and shimmies up to the door frame. He sticks his head outside and takes a deep breath of fresh air, feels much better and takes a step out onto the sidewalk and falls flat on his face. 'Bi' Jesus... I'm in bloody trouble,' he says. He can see his house just a few doors down, and crawls to the door, hauls himself up the door frame, opens the door and shimmies inside. He takes a look up the stairs and says 'No bloody way....' He crawls up the stairs to his bedroom door and says 'I can make it to the bed'. He takes a step into the room and falls flat on his face. He says 'darn it' and crawls into bed. The next morning, his wife, Jess, comes into the room carrying a cup of coffee and says, 'Get up Paddy. Did you have a bit to drink last night ?' Paddy says, 'I did, Jess. I was bloody stoned . But how did you know?' 'Mick phoned .. . . You left your wheelchair at the pub.'

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a joke at January 20, 2016 05:36 AM (evdj2)

215 "OH my lord the market and all oil related industries are augering in" We better all hold on to our asses.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 05:37 AM (LA7Cm)

216 Here in my lily white West Hartford neighborhood I don't see any deterioration in race relations whatsoever!  Just the other day I watched closely as a black kid walked unmolested down my street and I kept watching closely until he was out of sight!  Things are fine!

Posted by: Libtor, Proud Obama Supporter and Therefore NOT a Racist! at January 20, 2016 05:37 AM (Y8P5w)

217 As my daughter says, "Drill, baby, drill." More pablum from a 6-month campaign available for a small fee.

Posted by: Sarah Palin at January 20, 2016 05:38 AM (vgIRn)

218 Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan says the markets are "pricing in a pretty serious recession"

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:39 AM (zOTsN)

219 Look. Im not exactly sold on Trump. I not convinced he has the temperment for the job. Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 10:36 AM (8XRCm) _____ I've heard this a lot. Can you explain what you actually mean? I'm not being snarky, I just want to know what exactly does his lack of "temperament" mean in a real world situation as president.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 05:39 AM (0LHZx)

220 "123 As long as the democrats are running a communist and a crimininal, I'm not embarrassed. Her voice drives me nuts, but I am not embarrassed by her

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:06 AM (zOTsN)"




I wonder just how much of the Palin hate is because of her voice?



Personally, I find Palin's voice rather charming in its unusual characteristics while I find Debbie Wasserman Schulz accent and voice to be much like the Fran Drescher in its fingernails on a blackboard quality to my ears but it is not the Schulz' voice but her ideas that I find most off putting.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (QHgTq)

221 So.... at some point, you are going to have reconcile the fact that Trump aint going anywhere, and youre going have to decide how you are going to process the possibility of a Present Donald Trump. Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 10:36 AM (8XRCm) What would you be willing to accept in exchange for actual border security, border security in word, in deed, and in fact? Border security proposed, debated, voted on, passed, enacted, and enforced? Ethanol subsidies don't even make my eyelids flutter.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (xuouz)

222 189 Trump just endorsed ethanol subsidies and moved down on my list. He was number two. Now he's number six behind 'swallow broken glass'. Posted by: Hillary's alcholic depression at January 20, 2016 10:26 AM (VRc/p) --- and by just, you mean like many weeks ago. Yup he's playing the IA game like most, I disagree with him, but it was certainly the wise play for a first timer in IA. I'm not losing sleep over it though.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (MbrzC)

223 Psssst. They are ALL selling out to GOPe over Big Corn

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 10:36 AM (zOTsN)


I'm shocked, shocked to hear that the GOP candidates are selling out to "Big Corn" in Iowa.



Inspector, here is your ethanol subsidy for December 2016 and your primary vote tally for Iowa!

Posted by: Inspector Hrothgar Renault [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (wYnyS)

224 Speaking of organ donation: http://tinyurl.com/m22zkqg

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (bpn7O)

225 Tell you what. You work on the electoral side, and I'll work what I can on the cultural side. Between the two we'll get somewhere. Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF) You are an optimistic man, sir, believing that our culture can be changed for the better. Would that I shared that hope, I just can't see it anymore. Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 20, 2016 10:32 AM (6JL3d) Eh, we're probably on the same page, BC. KA, The culture can be changed but that requires the same confidence in our day to day interactions that the libtards express. Too many people treat the profoundly stupid ideas of the left as something to consider and debate. I'm beginning to think counter-alinsky is the only way to deal with these people. Make "progressive" politics uncool. Also, our politicians need to use power to the max when they get it. and confidently expose their positions. Rubio is someone I don't want in power however his defense of religious freedom and Christianity was right on target. But, most pols are the stupidest among us. The only intelligent ones in the Rep field - Cruz, Trump, Rubio - there's a reason they're on top this go round.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (0cMkb)

226 Quick question: Is it legal/ethical to shout "Diarrhea!" in a crowded theater?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 20, 2016 05:40 AM (VAsIq)

227 I'm rarely on Twitter anymore but I tweeted this today re Palin: Go ahead, attack @SarahPalinUSA. Remind us how you hate her and people like her - us. Link your irrational class hate of the chillbilly to your irrational class hate of the short fingered vulgar billionaire. #ElitesNeverLearn

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:42 AM (cbfNE)

228

If Trump is willing to sell out to the GOPe in Iowa over corn, he'll sell out nationally to the Chamber of Commerce.------Hillary's alcholic depression

Yet they hate Cruz because he's a liar who will sell them out.

Trump, the only man who can save America!

I trust Cruz more than Trump, which isn't much really.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at January 20, 2016 05:43 AM (1JqUE)

229 Apparently 80% of the country is "elite."  Who knew?!

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 05:43 AM (Y8P5w)

230 I've heard this a lot. Can you explain what you actually mean? I'm not being snarky, I just want to know what exactly does his lack of "temperament" mean in a real world situation as president. Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo He throws Twitter tantrums at writers who disagree with him.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 20, 2016 05:44 AM (VAsIq)

231 A high school classmate of mine is going nuts on FB passing a news story claiming Trump told the NY Times that Palin will be his running mate.

Link was dead. Anyone else seen that one?

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at January 20, 2016 05:44 AM (XEMlh)

232
This took close to 2 hours. At no point did they apologize for the multiple errors or even acknowledge that this pathetic performance; I was an annoyance for making them update the dang thing so many times.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 09:51 AM (NOIQH)


With luck they noted that the multiple corrections and new licenses were due to errors on their part, so when you are listed in the watch list for "short period - multiple changes to critical ID document" you will be winnowed out. 

If anyone bothers to check the notes. 

(have I mentioned that I hate and fear bureaucracies, and their unlimited power over our lives?)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 05:44 AM (q2o38)

233 Frankly Palins style of speaking is like that in ND, the rhythm, the cadence. But the sort of shrillness in tone? that's not local idiom that's just her

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:44 AM (zOTsN)

234 When I say shrillness in tone, I mean tonal quality not content

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:45 AM (zOTsN)

235 >>I've heard this a lot. Can you explain what you actually mean?

Trump has a habit of getting in petty dust-ups with people, such as his Rosie O'Donell twitter war. He seems a bit thin-skinned and happy to strike out at people who insult him. While his willingness to push back hard like this has been key to him besting the MSM, etc., I'm not sure how that would play out as POTUS, such as dealing with Putin, Kim Jung Il, the Ayatollah...

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:45 AM (NOIQH)

236 Voter Mom as opposed to a Democrat voter that gestates for 18 years in the basement and then still demands a safe space? Posted by: Anna Puma Too true. Posted by: @votermom How far as a nation have we fallen? June 6th, 1944 - 18 yr olds storm Normandy Beach November 2015 - 18 yr olds need safe spaces because words hurt.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 05:46 AM (ct0K5)

237 I've heard this a lot. ---- He speaks bluntly. He sugar coats nothing. He is thin skinned. He pisses individuals off when he does not need to. (However, he does piss of the people that need pissing off.... part of his..... "charm"). He is used to giving directions to underlings and having wishes carried out. That is not how our Republic is designed to work. Its DEFINITELY now how the bureaucracy works. But we shall see.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:47 AM (8XRCm)

238 I wonder just how much of the Palin hate is because of her voice? Personally, I find Palin's voice rather charming in its unusual characteristics while I find Debbie Wasserman Schulz accent and voice to be much like the Fran Drescher in its fingernails on a blackboard quality to my ears but it is not the Schulz' voice but her ideas that I find most off putting. Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 10:40 AM (QHgTq) Objectively speaking, Obama has an attractive and pleasant speaking voice. And yet I cannot stand to listen to him- I get a Pavlovian retching reaction. Trump' s voice is not great but he makes me smile. Palin's voice, I've been hearing complaints that she was screeching yesterday. It's never bothered me. Hillary actually gas a better voice, lower tone than her. Can't stand listening to it either. Now Mark Levin... !

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:47 AM (cbfNE)

239
Meanwhile, Communism.  Godless Asiatic One World Communism*:

Ford Will Let Multiple People Share The Same Car Lease

The program is called Ford Credit Link, starting in February it will begin at three Austin -- natch -- dealerships. Under the program, groups of three to six people will lease the same car for up to 24 months. Ford said its an ideal program for college kids, neighbors, occasional pickup truck users, or city-dwelling friends who only need a car sometimes.

http://jalopnik.com

*as phrased in the early morning Bircher radio show we used to have here back in the day.  A euphonious phrase that has stuck with me.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 05:47 AM (kdS6q)

240 I'm not sure how that would play out as POTUS, such as dealing with Putin, Kim Jung Il, the Ayatollah... Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 10:45 AM (NOIQH) i do think of that often, but i'm at the point perhaps He will scare the pants off the sobs and they won't dare fk with us while we try to get the economy and culture rolling again

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 05:47 AM (PjWy4)

241 He throws Twitter tantrums at writers who disagree with him. Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 20, 2016 10:44 AM (VAsIq) ---- So does Ace. Yet..... here you are.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:48 AM (8XRCm)

242 Americans have always been considered crude, uncouth, unmannered, boorish, and loud. But we did things no other nation could, and we treated everyone fairly. A free people always seem a little wild-eyed and unbecoming to a people whose spirits have been whipped and harnessed by an aristocracy. Several generations of soft living have made us ambivalent about things it's important to have a strong opinion on, and immovable about things which are naturally dissonant. Trump's obnoxiousness is authentically American, and a strength, not a weakness. Let's not help the left gag and hamstring him like they have the bulk of my generation. We can't run against our leftist countrymen. We have to save them. It seems impossible. So does the idea of Donald Trump running for president. Lots of things are going to change in the next decade. We must act, not react.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 05:48 AM (xuouz)

243 There can't be an upcoming recession. Obama has totally fixed the bad economy he inherited. Right?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 05:48 AM (FkBIv)

244 228 If Trump is willing to sell out to the GOPe in Iowa over corn, he'll sell out nationally to the Chamber of Commerce.------Hillary's alcholic depression Yet they hate Cruz because he's a liar who will sell them out. Trump, the only man who can save America! I trust Cruz more than Trump, which isn't much really. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at January 20, 2016 10:43 AM (1JqUE) Liberal Idiocracy of Sanders or Clinton -- 48% This sums up Conservative Idiocracy (about the same percentage) And Naturalfake earlier in 184 said "I think our side tends to overthink things." He has it backwards. If you even think, you're overthinking.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 05:48 AM (DofIg)

245 I find Palin's accent rather charming.

A little Frances McDormand, a little Edie McClurg.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 05:49 AM (oVJmc)

246 But you see, all that scholarship money didn't come from Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes stole it, you see, from the indigenous peoples. The gold and diamonds were pretty much laying about on the ground, and they were just waiting for a market to develop. So Rhodes, et al? They owe them. Understand now? Comrade?

I'll say this for Rhodes. He's on the list of guys I'd like to have deBeers with.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 05:49 AM (xq1UY)

247 It would be nice to have the rest of the world be afraid of us and what we will do. Who ever becomes POTUS, the next one is going to have to move heaven and earth to try and command all the respect and prestige the current asshole has thrown away. Let the world worry about the cowboy America again

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:49 AM (zOTsN)

248 Frances McDormand in 'Fargo,' I mean.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 05:50 AM (oVJmc)

249 "The program is called Ford Credit Link, starting in February it will begin at three Austin -- natch -- dealerships. Under the program, groups of three to six people will lease the same car for up to 24 months. Ford said its an ideal program for college kids, neighbors, occasional pickup truck users, or city-dwelling friends who only need a car sometimes." WTH?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 05:50 AM (LA7Cm)

250 Greetings gentlefappers. #freshhell #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 05:50 AM (LUgeY)

251 >>Hillary actually has a better voice, lower tone than her.

Gah, no!! Low and grating; worse when she does that shouty speech voice in attempt to emphasize a point. Like nails on a chalk board, your nagging wife who never stops making demands or scolding you.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:51 AM (NOIQH)

252 Look at the name of the owner of this Baja Bug http://www.honolulustreetpulse.com/sp-rides-love-beetle/ Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 10:18 AM (lJ28Y) Holy Smokes! A surviving example of the dread Automatic Stickshift.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 05:51 AM (Z8fuk)

253 Trump picking Palin as VP would be most fitting.  Take that however you like.

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 05:51 AM (Y8P5w)

254 So does Ace. Yet..... here you are. Posted by: fixerupper Ace is a blogger and is not running for President.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 20, 2016 05:51 AM (VAsIq)

255 The program is called Ford Credit Link, starting in February it will begin at three Austin -- natch -- dealerships. Under the program, groups of three to six people will lease the same car for up to 24 months. Ford said its an ideal program for college kids, neighbors, occasional pickup truck users, or city-dwelling friends who only need a car sometimes. One car. Six leases. One repo.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 05:52 AM (ct0K5)

256 Under the program, groups of three to six people will lease the same car for up to 24 months.

Tragedy of the Commons on Wheels.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 05:53 AM (oVJmc)

257 On your six-way lease. Who pays the insurance? Asking for, well, my agent.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 05:53 AM (xq1UY)

258 He speaks bluntly. He sugar coats nothing. He is thin skinned. He pisses individuals off when he does not need to. (However, he does piss of the people that need pissing off.... part of his..... "charm"). He is used to giving directions to underlings and having wishes carried out. That is not how our Republic is designed to work. Its DEFINITELY now how the bureaucracy works. But we shall see. Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 10:47 AM (8XRCm) I totally disagree. It's exactly how our republic is designed to work. The bulk of written documents from America when we were still a colony were lawsuits filed over pennies by farmers against one another. We are an argumentative and litigious people and always have been. And the bureaucracy is even more unnatural for being a way to squash our right to be heard, even if what we're venting about is something stupid. Most of essentially, you say Trump gives orders to underlings. But not because he's an aristocrat! He expects to be obeyed on his merits. He's a winner, so he's in charge. That's his whole identity. It resembles Obama's repulsive air of royalty, but it originates from a completely different place, and that makes all the difference. He knows that and is boastful about it, and it's our cultural acceptance of being ruled, rather than being led, that I believes anchors a lot of the hatred of Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 05:53 AM (xuouz)

259 There can't be an upcoming recession. Obama has totally fixed the bad economy he inherited. Right?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 10:48 AM (FkBIv)



There's a large staff at the Fed and BLS trying to figure out how to spin this as a delayed reaction to Bush's policies!


Dow at -413 and it not even 11:00!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 05:53 AM (wYnyS)

260 >>Trump's obnoxiousness is authentically American, and a strength, not a weakness. Let's not help the left gag and hamstring him like they have the bulk of my generation.


Good point!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 05:53 AM (NOIQH)

261 What happens if only one wants to name it Brad?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 05:54 AM (xq1UY)

262 Anyone else seen that one? Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at January 20, 2016 10:44 AM (XEMlh) --- Didn't happen. On F&F this morning around 8am he was asked about this and the "do you see her in your administration" question. He answered that in his convos with her she's never brought up either nor brought up any interest in either, ever, not in the past, and not presently. When pressed on the "could you see her in your admin part" he basically said yeah I would certainly consider it if was a good fit with something and she wanted to do. She's just doing an event with him in IA this morning, and in OK later, and I think one more and then flying home, that's what he mentioned. Maybe some Times twit tried to warp that into 'she could be vp', and some halfway sane editor pulled it. Or more likely idiots on facebook make fake links all the time to make you think their crap is real.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:54 AM (MbrzC)

263 How far as a nation have we fallen? June 6th, 1944 - 18 yr olds storm Normandy Beach November 2015 - 18 yr olds need safe spaces because words hurt. Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 10:46 AM (ct0K5) Compare that generation with the current one: http://tinyurl.com/horyyzt

Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 05:54 AM (GUBah)

264 Alan Colmes is now on Fox news arguing that Hillary's email problems (the double super secret ones) are still no big deal because we can't actually prove that damage has been done to the country. SMOD. Please. Posted by: jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 10:21 AM (DofIg) --------------------------- Somehow Stevens was put in Benghazi on 9/11. Almost as if he was directed to be there on that day. Perhaps someone knew exactly what State wanted and dangled that carrot in front of Hillary to order him to go to Benghazi.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 05:54 AM (LXJ1e)

265 >>>>Benjamin Franklin had a New Years toast that I think went like this, "May you be at peace with your neighbors and at war with your vices."

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 09:51 AM (lJ28Y)

Funny, but I'm pretty sure that old reprobate wouldn't consider "banging young women by the bucketful" to be a vice.
.
.
.
.He had quite a reputation in Paris among the Ladies. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 05:54 AM (iONHu)

266 DJIA = 15,601.34 -414.68

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at January 20, 2016 05:55 AM (RD7QR)

267 "Since Sheila Jackson Lee wants diverse hurricane names (so also snowstorms, I would assume), I propose "Scarface".' Tropical Storm Obama.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quench Your Fires with Ice Scream at the Outrage Outlet! at January 20, 2016 05:55 AM (hLRSq)

268 Has the Palin hate run its course yet?
 
Give her this -- her 15 minutes have
 
[ ] expired
 
[X] been renewed

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at January 20, 2016 05:55 AM (gyKtp)

269 My first guess was that Trump would pick Cruz as CO (still possible depending on the race). My second guess is that he would pick an African-American. Don't know who. Don't think it would be Carson unless Carson does unexpectedly well in the primaries.* I really don't think Palin would ant a GO slot again although I think she will stump for him. * hey how about Alan West?

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 05:55 AM (cbfNE)

270 "http://www.honolulustreetpulse.com/sp-rides-love-beetle/ " Heh. Bond. James Bond.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 05:56 AM (LA7Cm)

271 Cnn was speculating that Trump offered Palin the DOE. Wish it was EPA

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:56 AM (zOTsN)

272 178 Loldiers of Odin: Clowns spoof street patrols in Tampere http://tinyurl.com/z3vbfx7 Dear Imam, What does the hadith say about clown rape? Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 20, 2016 10:23 AM (fWAjv) By Allah, we encourage it. Also, mimes.

Posted by: Imam Shootemup Reallygood at January 20, 2016 05:56 AM (RD7QR)

273
And Ford's promo vid for Ford Credit Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wZmMc-9nLA

"There's an ap for that!":

Ford says that groups can reserve time with the cars, check their vehicle status and make payments all through a smartphone app. Its up to the group how much each user pays, and users can come and go as they please.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 05:56 AM (kdS6q)

274 Oil under 27

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 05:56 AM (zOTsN)

275 What happens if only one wants to name it Brad? Posted by: Stringer Davis Transmobile

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (FkBIv)

276 Before Paris, Franklin wrote emphatically that he had escaped VD by dumb luck.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (xq1UY)

277 Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 10:53 AM (xuouz) ----- You misunderstand. Im pulling for Trump. Was just pointing out hid cons... in my esteemed humble opinion.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (8XRCm)

278 You can't scramble a chicken.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 10:36 AM (FkBIv)


That is not strictly true.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (q2o38)

279 On your six-way lease. Who pays the insurance? Asking for, well, my agent. Yo dude! I need the car Friday night! I've got a hot number I'm gonna bang!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (ct0K5)

280 Dow down 438........

  time to churn some butter and start making your own clothes.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (RdP/w)

281 Fist fights over who gets to use the car.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 05:57 AM (FkBIv)

282 Alan Colmes is now on Fox news arguing that Hillary's email problems (the double super secret ones) are still no big deal because we can't actually prove that damage has been done to the country.

Colmes is like the rest of the Left:  They have no standards other than power.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (oVJmc)

283 Funny, but I'm pretty sure that old reprobate wouldn't consider "banging young women by the bucketful" to be a vice.>>>

Did Ben coerce them with charm or with state Troopers? Banging willing young women is not a vice IMO. But I really don't know the Secret to Ben's conquest though.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (XtAzU)

284 "[A] key fact: the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll really did find Mr.
Sanders defeating Mr. Trump by 15 points, confirming an earlier Quinnipiac poll showing him defeating Mr. Trump by 13 points, with other polling by NBC/Wall Street Journal showing the Vermont senator defeating the Republican frontrunner by similar margins in general election match-up in Iowa and New Hampshire."

http://observer.com

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (Y8P5w)

285 Lots of things are going to change in the next decade. We must act, not react. Agreed. We need to reassert the ideas that made us what we are and that the leftards have tried to destroy. Ideas such as equality for all before the law, that the people we elect actually do our bidding in accordance with our legal foundation, that we own what we accomplish and that we are all individuals with rights that cannot be taken away. Above all, I'd like to see the idea that there is a limit to what the government can do. We need a "safe space" from bureaucratic control freaks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (LUgeY)

286 Considering that Trump has been able to deal with all the shit thrown at him, I think he has exactly the right temperament.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (iQIUe)

287 Benjamin Franklin was a man who was aware of the principal of cold war and detente.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 05:58 AM (q2o38)

288 "As she says, everything that is wrong can be made right with one vote" Peggy Joseph, you have a call on the red courtesy phone.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at January 20, 2016 05:59 AM (desdq)

289 Did you read that little blurb from George Will about a independent conservative running if Trump wins? The man is delusional. I guess he and Bill Kristol could start the Useless Pundit Party and nominate Krauthammer and Noonan. That's it Krauthammer/Noonan 2016!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 05:59 AM (LXJ1e)

290 for clarification I typed administration, I believe doosey said "cabinet".

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 05:59 AM (MbrzC)

291 Did Ben coerce them with charm or with state Troopers? Banging willing young women is not a vice IMO. But I really don't know the Secret to Ben's conquest though. "Does this rag smell funn......."

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (ct0K5)

292 Love Alan West.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (xuouz)

293 Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit?

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (Y8P5w)

294 @281 a FORD? I don't think so. Drawing the short straw, maybe.

Palin. Still:
[X] Real
[X] Spectacular

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (xq1UY)

295 "Oil under 27" Saw gas for $1.51 this morning. Dropping like a rock.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (LA7Cm)

296 Before Paris, Franklin wrote emphatically that he had escaped VD by dumb luck.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 10:57 AM (xq1UY)


But what did he say after Paris?



Mon Dieu!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (wYnyS)

297 News report just said 2015 was the hottest year on record.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 06:00 AM (FkBIv)

298 Remember, what ever you do, if you are trying to rally your team, get them fired up to go, the most important thing you can do is tell them that they will be crushed like insects. Because trying is just delaying your inevitable defeat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quench Your Fires with Ice Scream at the Outrage Outlet! at January 20, 2016 06:01 AM (hLRSq)

299 Did you read that little blurb from George Will about a independent conservative running if Trump wins? The man is delusional. I guess he and Bill Kristol could start the Useless Pundit Party and nominate Krauthammer and Noonan. ----- If I were Trump..... Id start cramming the "support the eventually nominee pledge that *I* took" right up the GOPe cram hole and ask for some pledges of support from those same dickweasles.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:01 AM (8XRCm)

300 "[A] key fact: the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll really did find Mr. Sanders defeating Mr. Trump by 15 points, confirming an earlier Quinnipiac poll showing him defeating Mr. Trump by 13 points, with other polling by NBC/Wall Street Journal showing the Vermont senatordefeating the Republican frontrunnerby similar margins in general election match-up in Iowa and New Hampshire." http://observer.com Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 10:58 AM (Y8P5w) ------------------------- OK once the polls clearly show that Trump will beat Hillary we now move to the polls that show Sanders beating Trump. All Trump has to ask is "how you goin' to pay for it Bernie?"

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:01 AM (LXJ1e)

301 "187
In "What the Hell California?" news:

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vetod legislation that would allow bicyclists to roll through stop signs instead of coming to a full stop. The mayors veto puts an end, at least for now, to legislation that generated passions on both sides. It passed the board of supervisors on a 6-5 vote last week, but needed eight votes to override the mayors veto.

The legislation would have permitted bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and ride through without stopping, at a speed 6 mph or less, if they decide it is safe.

http://tinyurl.com/gtsao64

Anarchy. Simply anarchy for favored classes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 10:25 AM (kdS6q)"




As someone who often rides a bicycle in the DFW metroplex, North America's least bicycle friendly urban area, let me explain.



It takes a lot more energy to start moving from a dead stop than it does from even a slight rolling movement.  This is why there are not many stop signs in Europe where energy tends to be a lot more expensive and stick shifts are a lot more common than automatic transmissions.  The Europeans, Germans anyway, mainly use yield signs and yellow diamonds to indicate that somebody has the right of way.  That way drivers don't have to stop if the road is clear and by not stopping, they burn less expensive gasoline and don't have to do the whole clutch and run through the gears from a dead stop.  On a bicycle, all the energy comes from your legs so that considerations of what takes more effort becomes very apparent to you.



The roads and traffic signs in the United States are set up for people driving cars with large engines and automatic transmissions.  This makes them less than optimal for people operating any other kind of vehicle.



Now, I avoid riding a bicycle in traffic because I am well aware of who is going to lose if we both try to occupy the same space.  I am also aware that a significant fraction of drivers are not even giving the minimum attention to their driving that they ought to be.  Some bicycle riders choose to ride in traffic and many of them deliberately behave in ways that will get them noticed, even if it also pissed off drivers because being noticed helps a lot in not getting killed.  I don't do this and I don't condone it but I do understand why they are doing it.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:01 AM (QHgTq)

302 That's "debt", shit-for-Berns, not "deficit".

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 20, 2016 06:01 AM (DLIIY)

303 268 Has the Palin hate run its course yet? Give her this -- her 15 minutes have [ ] expired [X] been renewed Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2016 10:55 AM (gyKtp) --- Even the p0rn torrent sites started re-posting the Palin parody videos from years ago this morning, predictable. Yes I monitor this stuff so all you don't have too. /s

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (MbrzC)

304 "Oil under 27" Saw gas for $1.51 this morning. Dropping like a rock. At this rate, used toilet paper is worth more than my 401k.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (ct0K5)

305 Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit?

That's the debt.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (oVJmc)

306 What are conservatives going to do if Trump wins the GOP nomination?  I assume you couldn't vote for any of today's Democrats.  Is there a third party candidate you are interested in or are you just going to stay home?

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (Y8P5w)

307 What does the hadith say about clown rape? Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 20, 2016 10:23 AM (fWAjv) By Allah, we encourage it. Also, mimes. Posted by: Imam Shootemup Reallygood at January 20, 2016 10:56 AM (RD7QR) Seems like it would depend on who's doing the raping, wouldn't it? (nightmare visions of those clown gangs, out for trouble)

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (L9rL4)

308 But I really don't know the Secret to Ben's conquest though. Ben Franklin was a rock star genius philosopher author publisher philanthropist millionaire. He was Tony fucking Stark, unslowed much by age.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 06:02 AM (9krrF)

309 If I were Trump..... Id start cramming the "support the eventually nominee pledge that *I* took" right up the GOPe cram hole and ask for some pledges of support from those same dickweasles. Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 11:01 AM (8XRCm) OR he could just run the clip at the first debate where everybody but him raised their hand on that pledge.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (DofIg)

310 Colmes is like the rest of the Left: They have no standards other than power.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 10:58 AM (oVJmc)



History has shown us that if you have enough power, you don't need standards!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (wYnyS)

311 The issue is if GOPe voters would hold their nose and vote for someone like Trump or even Cruz As they have demanded everyone else to do for several elections Or will they stay home. I think they will stay home

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (zOTsN)

312 293 Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit? Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 11:00 AM (Y8P5w) -- 1. Build the Wall 2. Kick China in the nuts 3. Bomb ISIS oil wells or take them over

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (cbfNE)

313 You misunderstand. Im pulling for Trump. Was just pointing out hid cons... in my esteemed humble opinion. Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 10:57 AM (8XRCm) That's cool man, I just got wound up. I definitely see why Trump isn't pushing the right buttons for a lot of people. Or maybe I should say, mashing the wrong ones repeatedly.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (xuouz)

314 Considering that Trump has been able to deal with all the shit thrown at him, I think he has exactly the right temperament. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! - - - - - - Exactly. I've been saying for years that someone needs to get engaged with the media/left...get into their face and hit them with facts. And...don't be nice about it. Cruz is smart enough and so is Trump. But Trump brings the NY attitude. It works. Not my first choice but he will do.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (r65B3)

315
Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit?

That's the debt.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel



That's Hector.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (kdS6q)

316 Bicyclists in SF are in no danger of injury. By looking at zombie's coverage, I now know that they are equipped with air bags.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (xq1UY)

317 271 - I'd prefer Interior where she could quietly gut and probably fix quite a lot, starting with the B.L.M.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (MbrzC)

318 "Considering that Trump has been able to deal with all the shit thrown at him, I think he has exactly the right temperament. " He can be brash and off-putting but we need a whole bunch of "FYNQ" right now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (LA7Cm)

319 News report just said 2015 was the hottest year on record. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 11:00 AM (FkBIv) Easy conclusion to come to when you're very precise in placing the data collection equipment: http://tinyurl.com/hblpx65

Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (GUBah)

320 What are conservatives going to do if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Laugh and watch the GOPers not do what they always demanded of me.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 06:03 AM (9krrF)

321 The debt is the sum of all deficits.  A distinction without a meaningful difference.  And Trump's plan?  Is it on his website?

Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 06:04 AM (Y8P5w)

322 293 Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit? Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 11:00 AM (Y8P5w) ---------------------------- This is where a man with high dollar bankruptcy experience is a plus.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:04 AM (LXJ1e)

323 Good grief Dalio of Bridgewater says we are heading for a depression.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:04 AM (zOTsN)

324 Some bicycle riders choose to ride in traffic and many of them deliberately behave in ways that will get them noticed, Doing 40 mph less than the posted speed limit. Up hill.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:04 AM (ct0K5)

325 Under the program, groups of three to six people will lease the same car for up to 24 months. This strikes me as one of those things designed to be pure evil. Like the car title for loans dealio. It preys on the poor and stupid. Who knew that automobiles were a tool of Satan?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 06:04 AM (0cMkb)

326 306 What are conservatives going to do if Trump wins the GOP nomination? I assume you couldn't vote for any of today's Democrats. Is there a third party candidate you are interested in or are you just going to stay home? Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 11:02 AM (Y8P5w) Assuming that happens, it will be another "least bad choice" election. THIS one, though, cannot be ignored by sitting out in protest. I'll vote.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 06:05 AM (DofIg)

327 319 News report just said 2015 was the hottest year on record. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 11:00 AM (FkBIv) Easy conclusion to come to when you're very precise in placing the data collection equipment: http://tinyurl.com/hblpx65 Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 11:03 AM (GUBah) ---------------------------- I like the idea that one can measure the entire planet's temperature to 0.01 F accuracy.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:05 AM (LXJ1e)

328 "OK once the polls clearly show that Trump will beat Hillary we now move to the polls that show Sanders beating Trump. All Trump has to ask is "how you goin' to pay for it Bernie?"

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 11:01 AM (LXJ1e)"



He can also ask how the Bernie Sanders program differs from the program of Hugo Chavez.



What I would like to see the Donald ask Bernie, though, is "You said that you are not an international socialist.  Does than mean that you are a national socialist?"

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:05 AM (QHgTq)

329 I hope Trump free des government over employment. Layoff govt workers.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:05 AM (cbfNE)

330 That's cool man, I just got wound up. I definitely see why Trump isn't pushing the right buttons for a lot of people. Or maybe I should say, mashing the wrong ones repeatedly. Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz) ----- **fistbump** At least you didnt call me a cunt......

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (8XRCm)

331 >>>>Hey, what's Trump's plan for beating down the $19,000,000,000,000 deficit?<<<<<<

Since when does the GOP give a fuck about debt?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (tEDMc)

332 320 What are conservatives going to do if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Laugh and watch the GOPers not do what they always demanded of me. Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 11:03 AM (9krrF) I'd gotten so used to election cycles being unremittingly horrifyng, so that this one with Trump is refreshing. Yes, it's still horrifying, but it's also delightfully, schadenfreudingly entertaining at the same time.

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (L9rL4)

333 321 The debt is the sum of all deficits. A distinction without a meaningful difference. And Trump's plan? Is it on his website? Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 11:04 AM (Y8P5w) Nobody has a plan because there is no plan. This has never happened before, and the closest analogues are Louis XVI's France, Weimar Germany, and Zimbabwe. Why, what would YOU recommend?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (xuouz)

334 Ventura would be a good fit for Trump's VP.

Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (pQrYJ)

335 This strikes me as one of those things designed to be pure evil. Like the car title for loans dealio. It preys on the poor and stupid. Who knew that automobiles were a tool of Satan? Commune-istic vehicle "ownership." I see no way that could possibly go wrong...*eyeroll*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (LUgeY)

336 Posted by: Lizzy @ 4 Yes it was - the Sinaloa Cartel. There is an excellent British documentary on the whole sordid deal. The US DOJ/ATF/FBI worked with the Sinaloa cartel to get intel on the other cartels. They basically armed Chapo's cartel with no intent to track where or what those weapons were used for. Men, women, children and a US Border Patrol agent have all been victims of these weapons. Of course the DOJ denies this and Obama executed executive privilege to prevent the truth from coming out but a judge just yesterday shut that down so maybe - finally it will all come out.

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 06:06 AM (oiNtH)

337 75 I am not endorsing this, just reporting. Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 09:43 AM Probably every bit as accurate as some of the "polls" being cited by others.... Posted by: MrScribbler I don't know, it might be useful if his friend either went up and down every street in New Hampshire or took a representative sample of neighborhoods all over the state. I'm thinking he probably didn't do either one.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 20, 2016 06:07 AM (kfcYC)

338 Building a wall and deporting illegals with save $200 billion a year in government expenses. Quite a return for only about $3 billion total investment.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:08 AM (LXJ1e)

339 Historically, the thing to do when you have too much debt is go to war and take the loser' s stuff.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:08 AM (cbfNE)

340 Who knew that automobiles were a tool of Satan?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 11:04 AM (0cMkb)




Satan works in even more mysterious ways!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 06:08 AM (wYnyS)

341 The S&P's down 50. Yay. I guess the odds of Trump vs. Sanders are going up.

Posted by: AD at January 20, 2016 06:08 AM (QWY55)

342 What is Hillary and Bernie's plan to pay $19T in debt?

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (/7QNF)

343
I like the idea that one can measure the entire planet's temperature to 0.01 F accuracy.


Or that it's stable on the same range.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (oVJmc)

344 OK once the polls clearly show that Trump will beat Hillary we now move to the polls that show Sanders beating Trump. All Trump has to ask is "how you goin' to pay for it Bernie?" Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 11:01 AM

Crazy Uncle Bernie wants to "break up the big banks" and "make the wealthy pay their share." I can just imagine how well that will go over, at least among those Americans who have functioning brains.

If he gets the nomination -- and I still think Shrillery will get it -- the choice for voters will be about as stark and clear as it could be. One guy says we'll make the country "greater than ever" and has a solid business background, while the other is a lifelong socialist and teat-sucking government drone who wants to punish successful people.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (ZPz7d)

345 Exactly. I've been saying for years that someone needs to get engaged with the media/left...get into their face and hit them with facts. And...don't be nice about it. Cruz is smart enough and so is Trump. But Trump brings the NY attitude. It works. Not my first choice but he will do. Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2016 11:03 AM (r65B3) That's what I found startling when Trump described Cruz as "nasty" "not nice". It's exactly what he (Trump) bragged about when he declared his candidacy. I'm a nasty person, so you should vote for me, not my opponent, because my opponent is a nasty person.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (DofIg)

346 284 "[A] key fact: the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll really did find Mr. Sanders defeating Mr. Trump by 15 points, confirming an earlier Quinnipiac poll showing him defeating Mr. Trump by 13 points, with other polling by NBC/Wall Street Journal showing the Vermont senatordefeating the Republican frontrunnerby similar margins in general election match-up in Iowa and New Hampshire." http://observer.com Posted by: Post-American at January 20, 2016 10:58 AM (Y8P5w) Noted: Also noted though not making 1:1 comparison: Dec 1979/Jan 1980: Reagan 33% Carter 62% Feb/March 1980: Reagan 31% Carter 60% Reagan 33% Carter 58% Reagan 34% Carter 40% Anderson 21% April/May 1980: Regan 34% Carter 41% Anderson 18% etc..etc...

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (MbrzC)

347 No, Rubio did not give a great answer on religion to the atheist. He only understands half of the reason for free speech and freedom of religion. 

What he should have said:
"You should not fear a 'pastor in chief.' What you should fear is an 'atheist in chief.' Because the Christian is bound by God to allow all men the free will to believe as they see fit. But, the atheist is bound only by the confines of his conscience.
The Christian will commit a grave sin in forcing another to follow his beliefs. But the atheist is under no such constraint.
If he rationalizes that it is best for all men to believe as he does, there is no higher power to tell him he is wrong. The atheist has no objection to using the full force and power of the government to force all men to believe as he does.
And this is no exaggeration. It has happened over and over in communist and totalitarian leftist regimes around the world--millions crushed under by governments unconstrained by no power other than its own."


Posted by: RoyalOil at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (fQ/0p)

348 I think Trump v. Hillary could make Jim Webb POTUS, if he could get the money he would need.

Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (pQrYJ)

349 Left's blueprint: Create an intractable problem. Curse rant and scream at those who try to fix it, decrying first that they even think it's a problem, then that it's unsolvable. Profit.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:09 AM (xuouz)

350 @308 FuckinAy. Plus, Portrait of The Printer as A Young Man:
http://tinyurl.com/hy4uskh


First professional athlete elected to Congress. He had toured Europe as an exhibition swimmer and diver. Was not always old and fat. Chick magnet.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:10 AM (xq1UY)

351 Sarah Palin is an embarrassment To whom? To you? The GOP? The country? Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 20, 2016 10:22 AM (X6fMO) I keep seeing all the Palin/Trump supporters questioning anyone saying there embarrassed of Sarah Palin. I'll tell you why people are now embarrassed of her. She's supporting a lifetime Progressive/liberal who just very recently flip flopped on his whole belief set so he could win the presidency. And this coming from a woman who lectured the whole country on conservatism and what it was to be an American in regards to obama. Otherwise normal people are willing to forget or outright ignore this because of an imaginary wall he says he will build and because he talks a lot of shit. Throwing your principles aside because your hedging a win is the definition of a hypocrite and an embarrassment.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 20, 2016 06:10 AM (UnJ7w)

352 What is Hillary and Bernie's plan to pay $19T in debt? Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 11:09 AM (/7QNF) ----- **raises hand** oooooh..... oooooh call on me Mr Kotter!!!! "TAX THE RICH TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!!!!"

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:10 AM (8XRCm)

353 That's it Krauthammer/Noonan 2016! Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 10:59 AM (LXJ1e) --- They can try an Anderson\Perot or something but that will not be about trying to win themselves, it'll be all about wanting Hilda\Bern\Biden\whoever.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:11 AM (MbrzC)

354 347 royal oil spot on

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:11 AM (/7QNF)

355 I recall when the GOP held the House, the Senate, and the Whitehouse--but I don't remember them doing anything to reduce the debt.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 06:11 AM (tEDMc)

356 342 What is Hillary and Bernie's plan to pay $19T in debt? Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 11:09 AM (/7QNF) I don't think I need many guesses for that one.

Posted by: AD at January 20, 2016 06:11 AM (QWY55)

357 339 Historically, the thing to do when you have too much debt is go to war and take the loser' s stuff. Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 11:08 AM (cbfNE) Historically, it's the only option left. Gives some weight to the idea of patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:12 AM (xuouz)

358 342 What is Hillary and Bernie's plan to pay $19T in debt? Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 11:09 AM (/7QNF) Reporting for duty!

Posted by: The Taxman at January 20, 2016 06:12 AM (WWdgA)

359 There was a very popular biography of Franklin a few years ago, I forget the name. The author kept insisting that despite his flirtatiousness, despite the fact that he left his little homespun bride at home for years at a time, despite the fact that he published sex advice ("all cats are grey in the dark"), and despite the fact that he and his "landlady" wrote love notes to each other, there was no evidence that he had actual sex with anyone or was unfaithful to his wife. I believe there was some projection involved on the author's part.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 06:12 AM (1xUj/)

360 Woo Hoo! Bye bye early retirement. How low can it go . How low can it go.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 06:12 AM (khWYc)

361 >>I'd gotten so used to election cycles being unremittingly horrifyng, so that this one with Trump is refreshing.
Yes, it's still horrifying, but it's also delightfully, schadenfreudingly entertaining at the same time.


THIS

I will happily vote for Trump over ANY Democrat.
I would be fine with Cruz or Trump, and have no interest in tearing either one apart over their weaknesses. Either one would be 1000x better than the Democrat option.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (NOIQH)

362 well, it's not the first time the taxman can't do math

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (/7QNF)

363 I like the idea that one can measure the entire planet's temperature to 0.01 F accuracy. They include forest fires and lava flows in that, you know.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (9krrF)

364 Historically, it's the only option left. Gives some weight to the idea of patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel. Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 11:12 AM (xuouz) It raises the question - who still has stuff worth taking?

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (cbfNE)

365
"TAX THE RICH TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!!!!"


And then raise spending because, hey, lookit all dat money.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (oVJmc)

366 "324 Some bicycle riders choose to ride in traffic and many of them deliberately behave in ways that will get them noticed,



Doing 40 mph less than the posted speed limit. Up hill.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 11:04 AM (ct0K5)"



When there is some other road that can be taken, it is usually a good idea to go a few miles out of your way to avoid that situation but when there is no alternative, for example when there is a bridge over a river and that is the only route, it is actually safer to ride in the middle of the lane, pissing off every driver behind you, than to ride on the six inch wide edge of the road with the sewer grates, unswept sand and gravel and uncollected dead animals while oblivious women driving SUVs while texting wander all over and out of their lane (speaking from personal experience there).



While I personally wish that I could pedal my bicycle at 60 miles per hour up hill, sadly, I cannot.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:13 AM (QHgTq)

367 Very few of my principles are being represented in this election, so I kept one. Immigration. I will vote on that. I do not put my faith in Prince's, not Trump, Cruz, Palin and the rest. I will vote for whoever will deal with immigration. The fact that both republicans and democrats hate Trump on this issue tells me THEY believe him

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:14 AM (zOTsN)

368 Reporting for duty! Posted by: The Taxman Don't forget us, too!

Posted by: printing-press operators at January 20, 2016 06:14 AM (DLIIY)

369 355 I recall when the GOP held the House, the Senate, and the Whitehouse--but I don't remember them doing anything to reduce the debt. Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 11:11 AM (tEDMc) Yep, and as much as I don't want Trump to win, anybody bitching about him needs to recognize that if Republicans had given a more effective and believable alternative to him (over the past 20 years really), he wouldn't be as successful as he's been.

Posted by: AD at January 20, 2016 06:14 AM (QWY55)

370 Since when does the GOP give a fuck about debt? Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 11:06 AM (tEDMc) --- For mf'ing realz right!

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:14 AM (MbrzC)

371 If anyone is interested, this is an excellent documentary by the BBC (of course) on Fast & Furious. It will make you furious at the lies and corruption on this side of the border with Fredo at the helm. http://tinyurl.com/mq3ba4a

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 06:14 AM (oiNtH)

372 ("all cats are grey in the dark") Interesting euphemism.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:15 AM (LA7Cm)

373 >>>>I like the idea that one can measure the entire planet's temperature to 0.01 F accuracy.
.
.
.But they dispute the readings from numerous orbiting satellites that can actually measure the temp to within 1/100th of a degree.  Odd

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 06:15 AM (iONHu)

374 "TAX THE RICH TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!!!!" And then raise spending because, hey, lookit all dat money. Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 11:13 AM (oVJmc) ----- True that. But even if you confiscated 100% of the top 5%, (let alone the 1%)... It would not even cover last years deficit.... let alone make a dent in the National Debt.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:15 AM (8XRCm)

375 Trumpeteers: "We don' need no stinkin' polls!" Losing by 15 to a 74 yr old Socialist? No problem for We the People, cause we're a religious cult.

Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 06:15 AM (pQrYJ)

376 It raises the question - who still has stuff worth taking? Take out the folks that hold your debt. /looks at China This century's gonna be a rough one. Again.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, pouring kerosene around Wasilla at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (9krrF)

377 230 I've heard this a lot. Can you explain what you actually mean? I'm not being snarky, I just want to know what exactly does his lack of "temperament" mean in a real world situation as president. Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo He throws Twitter tantrums at writers who disagree with him. Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 20, 2016 10:44 AM (VAsIq) _____ And?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (0LHZx)

378 278 You can't scramble a chicken. Hey, watch this.

Posted by: Veg-O-Matic at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (u5gzz)

379 "It raises the question - who still has stuff worth taking?

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 11:13 AM (cbfNE)"



The Ford Foundation, the Pew Foundation, Harvard's endowment, there are a lot more if you want a list.  All of those institutions are dominated by the left.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (QHgTq)

380 334 Ventura would be a good fit for Trump's VP. Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 11:06 AM (pQrYJ) --- As long as you're going random, Taya Kyle would be better.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (MbrzC)

381 Loldiers of Odin! Bwahahahaha!!!! Having lived in Europe for several years, its not uncommon to see a group of "youths" roaming the streets. I think it would be awesome if a group of 40-50 "clowns" started following immigrant gangs. And not funny clowns either...nasty ones. With clubs. Kicking ass. How does Islam deal with clowns? Hilarious!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (r65B3)

382
But even if you confiscated 100% of the top 5%, (let alone the 1%)... It would not even cover last years deficit.... let alone make a dent in the National Debt.


They could take *every penny* of GDP for a year and it wouldn't be enough.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:16 AM (oVJmc)

383 But they dispute the readings from numerous orbiting satellites that can actually measure the temp to within 1/100th of a degree. Odd Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 11:15 AM (iONHu) Measuring temperatures from space is less accurate because the planet is moving, unlike stationary gauges on the ground.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]Neil DeGrasse Tyson at January 20, 2016 06:17 AM (DofIg)

384 295 "Oil under 27" Saw gas for $1.51 this morning. Dropping like a rock. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:00 AM (LA7Cm) This is dangerous. People don't understand how extremely low prices on oil can destabilize the world. Gazprom is an oil company with a standing army and nuclear weapons. Oil pays for socialist governments all around the globe. Shit will start falling apart very quickly.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 06:17 AM (Zs4uk)

385 And honestly, if you want to tackle a 19t dollar debt your options are pretty limited so you should probably go with the guy with all the bankruptcy experience.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 06:17 AM (tEDMc)

386 I will never be able to retire. I will die in harness.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at January 20, 2016 06:17 AM (bpn7O)

387 >>Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 11:06 AM


Ooh, thanks!!

That was one of the disturbing parts of Fast and Furious - Obama was intentionally arming a criminal organization within an ally's borders (Bush's program worked w/Mexican authorities, Obama's did not). Have to wonder if some of his immigration decisions were made to appease Mexico, who was definitely angry at him for doing this.

Obama has managed to arm a lot of our enemies while in office, eh?


Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 06:17 AM (NOIQH)

388 "TAX THE RICH TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!!!!" Wait a minute! How come my taxes went up so high? I'm not rich!!! I'm middle class!!!11111!!!!!

Posted by: All Progtards Everywhere at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (0cMkb)

389 Other well-known Supreme Court Justices: Judge Dredd Judge Roy Bean Judge Reinhold Taurus Judge

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (sl+zA)

390 "It raises the question - who still has stuff worth taking?" Well, oil's in the crapper. Gold is way down. Diamonds?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (LA7Cm)

391 342 What is Hillary and Bernie's plan to pay $19T in debt? Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 11:09 AM (/7QNF) --- Add as much to that total as possible is their plan. If you owe the bank $1000, you have a problem, if you owe the bank 50,000,000,000,000$ the bank has the problem. /s

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (MbrzC)

392 The roads and traffic signs in the United States are set up for people driving cars with large engines and automatic transmissions. This makes them less than optimal for people operating any other kind of vehicle. Now, I avoid riding a bicycle in traffic because I am well aware of who is going to lose if we both try to occupy the same space. I am also aware that a significant fraction of drivers are not even giving the minimum attention to their driving that they ought to be. Some bicycle riders choose to ride in traffic and many of them deliberately behave in ways that will get them noticed, even if it also pissed off drivers because being noticed helps a lot in not getting killed. I don't do this and I don't condone it but I do understand why they are doing it. Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 11:01 AM (QHgTq) Most of the stop signs in place were in place long before automatic transmissions became commonplace in the mid-1950's. And in newer communities, built later, they simply continued the signage practices that were already in place; hierarchy of roads, etc. I'm sorry but your theory that transmission choice influences road design just doesn't hold water.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (Z8fuk)

393 Trump just endorsed ethanol subsidies and moved down on my list. He was number two. Now he's number six behind 'swallow broken glass'. Posted by: Hillary's alcholic depression at January 20, 2016 10:26 AM (VRc/p) Ethanol subsidies are not going anywhere. Trump might as well endorse it, because the ethanol business is so huge and it involves many states, not just Iowa. Michigan has several ethanol plants, and my farmer friends in my locale all take corn to it . All of them. And many of them are planning to vote for Trump.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (O0Kvv)

394 My preference is Cruz as President, but not as candidate. I like Trump as candidate but I'm a little nervous of him as president, his conservative footing is under development (I hope). I'd like to see Trump/Cruz. Cruz can help treach Trump be more conservative and hammer away at the house and senate, and Trump can help Cruz learn to sell and GET THINGS DONE. Then after eight of President Trump, anther 8 with President Cruz/VP West.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 20, 2016 06:18 AM (kfcYC)

395 You can't scramble a chicken. Eggs. The original "boneless" chicken.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:19 AM (ct0K5)

396 Ventura would be a good fit for Trump's VP. Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 11:06 AM (pQrYJ) ---- Yeah. Pick the guy that says the SEALS deserved to lose a few guys. Pick the guy the sued the estate of Kyle. Pick a 9/11 truther that thinks the Towers was an inside job. Did I mention I absolutely hate Jessie Ventura???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:19 AM (8XRCm)

397 Q: What do you do when you can't repay your debt? A: Repudiate it! Sure, nobody will trade with you for a while but then you're out of debt!

Posted by: Imam Shootemup Reallygood at January 20, 2016 06:19 AM (RD7QR)

398 Trump has in the past suggested he would tax the 'rich' a one time 15% tax on their net assets to help pay down the debt. I'm sure he has backed away from that during his run.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (khWYc)

399 Oil drops below 20 or even to 10 and the Cold War between Saudi and Iran will become a hot war ASAP, and possibly a world war

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (zOTsN)

400 You can't scramble a chicken. ---- Surely you've eaten Chicken McNuggets???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (8XRCm)

401 Back in the olden days before radio and television, the only entertainment was screwing. Considering the adverse effects - syphilis and illegitimate children who were often abandoned or murdered, it sucked!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (iQIUe)

402 I'd like to see Trump/Cruz. Cruz can help treach Trump be more conservative and hammer away at the house and senate, and Trump can help Cruz learn to sell and GET THINGS DONE. Then after eight of President Trump, anther 8 with President Cruz/VP West. Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 20, 2016 11:18 AM (kfcYC) *fans self*

Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (ezXrF)

403 15,628.41 -387.61 (-2.42%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (evdj2)

404 The new talking points are out. Today: Deficit and Debt!! Whose going to fix it? The answer: NO ONE is going to do anything about it. It will be self-correcting at some point. Next.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 20, 2016 06:20 AM (3myMJ)

405 Q: What do you do when you can't repay your debt? What did Trump do?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 06:21 AM (khWYc)

406 Did I mention I absolutely hate Jessie Ventura??? I didn't bother to actively hate Ventura until he kept suing Kyle's wife after he was killed. Dude. Humanity much?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 06:21 AM (1xUj/)

407 "Add as much to that total as possible is their plan. " this

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:21 AM (/7QNF)

408 >>>Yeah. Pick the guy that says the SEALS deserved to lose a few guys. Pick the guy the sued the estate of Kyle. Pick a 9/11 truther that thinks the Towers was an inside job.

Did I mention I absolutely hate Jessie Ventura???
.
.
.But he kept his Honor in the Running Man Movie. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 06:21 AM (iONHu)

409 It raises the question - who still has stuff worth taking? Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 11:13 AM (cbfNE) I don't really think it's zero sum like that. There's a combination of factors at play. During the second world war, for example, wartime demand made manufacturing boom. Sewing machine factories were converted to rifle factories, and the constraints of the existing manufacturing infrastructure resulted in new factories being built as well. Technology advances much faster in wartime, as your life literally depends on it. The change in labor force participation was dramatic. Men wanted to fight, were required to fight, and those who didn't had lots of jobs to choose from with that new manufacturing demand, which also drew women into the workforce. Furthermore, political boundaries were redrawn, old debts could be covered in ways they couldn't during peacetime (let us use your airbases and we'll wipe out your debt), and whole nations dissolved or arose overnight. That's all in addition to seizures of natural resources, exploration and production being ramped up, and territory being annexed. Having large swaths of your male population wiped out leads to lots of class mobility as militaries and governments look for anyone to fill the gap. Then everybody gets their fuck on with a realness when they get home. The downside is everything else you ever read about the second world war.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:22 AM (xuouz)

410 This is dangerous. People don't understand how extremely low prices on oil can destabilize the world. Gazprom is an oil company with a standing army and nuclear weapons. Oil pays for socialist governments all around the globe. Shit will start falling apart very quickly. Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 11:17 AM (Zs4uk) ____ Oil was $25-35 (in 2015 dollars) throughput much of the 1980s and 1990s. This is nothing new.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:22 AM (0LHZx)

411 399 Oil drops below 20 or even to 10 and the Cold War between Saudi and Iran will become a hot war ASAP, and possibly a world war Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 11:20 AM (zOTsN) And somehow, someway, it will still all be Bush's fault.

Posted by: AD at January 20, 2016 06:22 AM (QWY55)

412 The new talking points are out. Today: Deficit and Debt!! Whose going to fix it? Actually, I kinda handle that. But it hurts.

Posted by: Math, the Iron Law at January 20, 2016 06:23 AM (9krrF)

413 I'm sorry but your theory that transmission choice influences road design just doesn't hold water. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:18 AM (Z8fuk) I think the first stop sign was created in the 1920's, when motorized vehicles became more widespread and intersection accidents were on the rise. Streets still had horses and carriages combined with steam and gas powered vehicles and the ensuing chaos necessitated stop signs and other traffic directives.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 20, 2016 06:23 AM (O0Kvv)

414 394 My preference is Cruz as President, but not as candidate. I like Trump as candidate but I'm a little nervous of him as president ---------------- That pretty much sums it up.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:23 AM (xuouz)

415 a world war with Islamic jihad would be over pretty quickly we would wipe them out not much economic boom from the fighting itself, but economic benefits from the peaceful aftermath

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:23 AM (/7QNF)

416 The downside is everything else you ever read about the second world war. Like chocolate rationing. Bastards!

Posted by: homer simpson at January 20, 2016 06:23 AM (DLIIY)

417 Ethanol subsidies are not going anywhere. Trump might as well endorse it Posted by: Jen the original at January 20, 2016 11:18 AM (O0Kvv) Oh yeah?, well fuck him too. I'm not cool with subsidies or entitlements whether its a democrat or republican in favor of them. If Iowans love their corn subsidies then they can pay them themselves. I don't even live in Iowa and I'm paying for this shit. Btw, ethanol is terrible on engines.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (UnJ7w)

418 Easy conclusion to come to when you're very precise in placing the data collection equipment:>>>

I bought my Father a 5 in 1 Acurite weather station for Christmas. In the setup instructions they want it to be installed 30' up (for best wind results) and at least 100' from structures. This is for amateur weather geeks. And our govt scientists  come no where close to those basic instructions.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (XtAzU)

419 "What do you do when you can't repay your debt?" You devalue your currency until you can.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (3myMJ)

420 Ethanol subsidies are not going anywhere. Trump might as well endorse it, because the ethanol business is so huge and it involves many states, not just Iowa. Michigan has several ethanol plants, and my farmer friends in my locale all take corn to it . All of them. And many of them are planning to vote for Trump. Posted by: Jen the original at January 20, 2016 11:18 AM (O0Kvv) With mandatory ethanol, ethanol farmers make about 3 cents a gallon (I think ??) when oil prices are near $100 a barrel. They make about 3 cents a gallon when oil prices are $27 a barrel. I wonder what they would think if the price of ethanol were tied to the price of oil.

Posted by: [/i][/s][/b][/u]jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (DofIg)

421 415 a world war with Islamic jihad would be over pretty quickly we would wipe them out not much economic boom from the fighting itself, but economic benefits from the peaceful aftermath Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 11:23 AM (/7QNF) Tell that to Europe. It would be ethnic cleansing. There's more to it than materiel tallies.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (xuouz)

422 I took the ISideWith quiz: https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz According to the quiz, my ideology is "Right Wing Libertarian" and my ideal candidate is...a perfect tie between Ted Cruz and Donald J. Trump at 94% each. Pretty accurate I'd say.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (HMt16)

423 "Race Relations ... " ________ I reject the notion of "race relations." It's based on the premise that I'm assigned, quite involuntarily, to a group, and that someone not appointed by me determines how I should behave toward involuntary members of other groups. So I'll pass. (Happy belated Martin Luther King Day.)

Posted by: FireHorse at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (jJ6Ws)

424 How to handle the coming national bankruptcy? Well . . . the Free Shit Army isn't going to like it, that's for sure.

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 06:24 AM (L9rL4)

425 Trump has in the past suggested he would tax the 'rich' a one time 15% tax on their net assets to help pay down the debt. I'm sure he has backed away from that during his run. He said he still believes at that time it would have been a good idea, but does not think it would be workable now. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Math, the Iron Law at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (9krrF)

426 >>>>Oil was $25-35 (in 2015 dollars) throughput much of the 1980s and 1990s. This is nothing new.
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.
.Dude, seriously?  The Iran Iraq war, my ship running up and down the Persian Gulf escorting oil tankers so they wouldn't get sunk, Iraq invading Kuwait......

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (iONHu)

427 If do get WW3, I want the draft back.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (cbfNE)

428 not nervous enough to stay home, though I'll stump for Trump knowing full well he'll probably screw over conservatives on any number of issues the alternative is a quicker, surer descent into Hell

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (/7QNF)

429 385 And honestly, if you want to tackle a 19t dollar debt your options are pretty limited so you should probably go with the guy with all the bankruptcy experience. Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living I guess you would have preferred that Trump keep pouring money into operations and organizations that aren't performing. Know who does that--every politician ever. You try to save a business or division, but sometimes it has to go. Do you want Department's of Energy, Commerce, Education and half the EPA closed or not? Do you want the VA make better use of their money so vets get proper treatment? Who else can manage that but Trump?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (kfcYC)

430 Sock-be-gone.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (9krrF)

431 Btw, ethanol is terrible on engines. This. For reasons I forget it's way worse on marine engines. The introduction of ethanol cost billions in motor damage.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (1xUj/)

432 Moo moo in the 80 s Iran and Iraq were ar war, nearly 2 million died

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:25 AM (zOTsN)

433 If I were Trump..... Id start cramming the "support the eventually nominee pledge that *I* took" right up the GOPe cram hole and ask for some pledges of support from those same dickweasles. --------------- I keep wondering why "the great negotiator" would have signed this as a one-way pledge? Have we ever see the text of it?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 20, 2016 06:26 AM (kXzR8)

434 Wars are expensive, especially if you lose. They are, by design, destroyers of capital.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 06:26 AM (evdj2)

435 Lizzy - it was and is disgusting. In this documentary they quote the arms dealer in AZ who worked with the ATF thinking that he was doing a good deed for his country: "I have learned that there is a big difference between serving your country and serving your government. I would gladly die in the service of our country - I wouldn't walk across the street for our government".

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 06:26 AM (oiNtH)

436 Oil was $10 in 1998. As far as I remember the world didn't blow up. Everyone needs to just chill the fuck out about low oil prices. It's the most cyclical commodity out there. One day it's $20 the next it's $120. Rinse repeat. And every time a high or low happens we get predictions of the end of the world. There's a saying that the best cure for low/high oil prices is low/high oil prices. In other words, the market corrects itself. In a year or two when oil is back to $60, we're going to have the "oh my god, these high oil prices are going to kill the economy" freak outs. Rinse, repeat every few years.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:26 AM (0LHZx)

437 ghost, I'm aware EUniks are just trying to whistle past the tribalist graveyard in the end, they will feel the existential point of the sword, and their young men will fight

Posted by: Feh at January 20, 2016 06:27 AM (/7QNF)

438 Ventura was a lousy guvahnor.

Posted by: Ahnold at January 20, 2016 06:27 AM (UBS9M)

439 Posted by: mnw at January 20, 2016 11:15 AM (pQrYJ) -- Yeah polls are never way off or wrong 10mo before an election, never, they're always accurate even late in a race, and Bevin is not the current governor of KY.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:27 AM (MbrzC)

440 From Insty- Hillary! is now running on.......(wait for it)... .... .... ....reparations! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 06:27 AM (0cMkb)

441 Well . . . the Free Shit Army isn't going to like it, that's for sure. It finally occurs to me what good may yet come of housing, feeding, and caring for those wretches all these years. As such, I hereby move to amend teh Style Guide to replace "Free Shit Army" with "Strategic Long Pig Reserve".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at January 20, 2016 06:28 AM (9krrF)

442 This. For reasons I forget it's way worse on marine engines. The introduction of ethanol cost billions in motor damage. Eats up any rubber or plastic. Seals, cups, carbs, etc. Will chew up and spit out a Briggs & Stratton carb.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:28 AM (ct0K5)

443 People don't understand how extremely low prices on oil can destabilize the world. What is the proper temperature of the earth? What is the "just right" price of oil?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (FkBIv)

444 A huge war like in the 80s, most of the worlds oil at stake? Millions more in refugees? Moo moo this would be a big deal

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (zOTsN)

445 Ventura? But he did so much for Minnesota as governor and a world reknown humantarian. When he is not suing widows and their children.

Posted by: Distant Observer at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (XgfBI)

446 426 >>>>Oil was $25-35 (in 2015 dollars) throughput much of the 1980s and 1990s. This is nothing new. . . .Dude, seriously? The Iran Iraq war, my ship running up and down the Persian Gulf escorting oil tankers so they wouldn't get sunk, Iraq invading Kuwait...... Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 11:25 AM (iONHu) ____ Yes and? My point is we had 20 years of $30ish oil (in 2015 dollars) and so today's $30ish oil is nothing new. And once again, as far as I know, the world didn't blow up during that 20 year span. But what the fuck, it's more fun to predict the end of the world than to be rational.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (0LHZx)

447 Concerning Trump and the national debt.. Because he's a businessman who prides himself on using unique deal making tactics, he could structure the sale of national assets to eliminate the debt.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (Zs4uk)

448 I predict the Saudis declare victory soon and cut production, followed by others.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (3myMJ)

449 ....reparations! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 11:27 AM (0cMkb) ---- doubling down on the non Caucasians eh???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (8XRCm)

450 Hillary! is now running on.......(wait for it)... .... .... ....reparations! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! What group is She pandering to now? American Indians? Underpaid Women? Black Slaves? Mistreated Hispanics? I mean why not pay them all off...

Posted by: donna at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (/dSsq)

451 especially if you lose. They are, by design, destroyers of capital. Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 11:26 AM (evdj2) Bastiat disposed of the broken window fallacy in the 1800's. And yet it persists, like the myth of socialism itself.

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 06:29 AM (L9rL4)

452 >>>This. For reasons I forget it's way worse on marine engines.

The introduction of ethanol cost billions in motor damage.



Eats up any rubber or plastic. Seals, cups, carbs, etc. Will chew up and spit out a Briggs & Stratton carb.
.
.
.If you don't dump 1 ounce of Stabil Marine in your boat gas tank for every 10 gallons of ethanol gas you are asking for trouble. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (iONHu)

453 Never argue economics with a guy who lives in a van down by the river.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (evdj2)

454 Posted by: Math, the Iron Law at January 20, 2016 11:25 AM (9krrF) Of course he's changed his mind but it's not because the financial situation now calls for it. His change of heart is If he wants to win the nomination he could not continue with that position.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (khWYc)

455 What is the proper temperature of the earth? Let's stick a thermometer in Earth's rectum and find out. Bend over, Washington D.C.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (HMt16)

456 Right now, low oil prices are draining Iran's bank account of some of that $100 billion that Barry handed the mullahs, so let them continue.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (oVJmc)

457 Well this was to be expected - Hillary has come out and blamed the IG of colluding with the GOP regarding the latest news of her home brewed email server and the classified messages it contained. So the IG is a part of the Vast Right Wing conspiracy? Sure.

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (oiNtH)

458 And once again, as far as I know, the world didn't blow up during that 20 year span. You didn't have a lot of folks with spare military assets who were used to prices 3-5 times that high getting shocked. Context, it's kinda important.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (9krrF)

459 Did I mention I absolutely hate Jessie Ventura??? Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 11:19 AM (8XRCm) --- Nope, but you did forget to notice the person wasn't serious and was just taking a shot a trump by suggestion Ventura.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (MbrzC)

460 444 A huge war like in the 80s, most of the worlds oil at stake? Millions more in refugees? Moo moo this would be a big deal Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 11:29 AM (zOTsN) _________ The "it's an N, no it's a Q" war started in 1980 when oil was sky high and ended when it was very low in 1988. So your premise is wrong to begin with that low oil = more wars.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:30 AM (0LHZx)

461 Eats up any rubber or plastic. Seals, cups, carbs, etc. Will chew up and spit out a Briggs & Stratton carb. All in service of the myth of "man-made global warming," the greatest hoax ever perpetrated. #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 06:31 AM (LUgeY)

462 Dirks,

I wasn't being sarcastic or making a joke. Given the state of the nation's finances I think Trump's experience with creditors and bankruptcy is a point in his favor.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 20, 2016 06:31 AM (tEDMc)

463 In rational economic times, low energy prices should yield a booming economy as the cost of every good and service is reduced. These are not rational times.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (evdj2)

464 in the Running Man Movie. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 11:21 AM (iONHu) --- Ha ha I'd almost forgotten that.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (MbrzC)

465 440 From Insty- Hillary! is now running on.......(wait for it)... .... .... ....reparations! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 11:27 AM (0cMkb) So much for the national debt. (And will there be DNA tests? Because just about everybody in the nation probably has SOME African American heritage.)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (RD7QR)

466 Oil was $25-35 (in 2015 dollars) throughput much of the 1980s and 1990s. This is nothing new. Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 11:22 AM (0LHZx) -------------------------- That's where it should be.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (LXJ1e)

467
CBS has released more details about its Nancy Drew series, reports Variety. Simply titled, "Drew", the show will turn the iconic girl detective into a 30-something who "investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world." As previously reported, the reboot is expected to feature a woman of color in the lead role.




White teen girl detective prog-morphed into a sassy black middle aged woman who's all that -- while is going thru IVF hormone injections.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (kdS6q)

468 With mandatory ethanol, ethanol farmers make about 3 cents a gallon (I think ??) when oil prices are near $100 a barrel. They make about 3 cents a gallon when oil prices are $27 a barrel. I wonder what they would think if the price of ethanol were tied to the price of oil. Posted by: jwb7605 at January 20, 2016 11:24 AM (DofIg) I'm not sure what you mean by "ethanol farmers". The farmers I spoke of sell corn by the bushel at market prices to the ethanol plants. Here, by the way, is a fact sheet on ethanol, subsidies, etc. Take note that it is produced by the MI corn growers asso. but it does include links to sources to the information. https://emshosting.blob.core.windows.net/media/MICorn/Downloadable%20Content/RFS_MythFact.pdf

Posted by: Jen the original at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (O0Kvv)

469 If you don't dump 1 ounce of Stabil Marine in your boat gas tank for every 10 gallons of ethanol gas you are asking for trouble. No one mentioned that 6 years ago for that Briggs & Stratton generator I had to have the carb rebuilt on. The repair guy was kind enough to. After.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:32 AM (ct0K5)

470 453 Never argue economics with a guy who lives in a van down by the river. Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 11:30 AM (evdj2) Copper, dude! Babylon was stable on the copper standard! Uh, that's a nice watch you got there, amigo...

Posted by: The Toothless Guy Who Lives in A Van By the River at January 20, 2016 06:34 AM (RD7QR)

471 Concerning Trump and the national debt..

Because he's a businessman who prides himself on using unique deal making tactics, he could structure the sale of national assets to eliminate the debt.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 11:29 AM (Zs4uk)


Time once again for America-thon!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2016 06:34 AM (JO9+V)

472 Moo moo why do you think Saddam attacked Iran and invaded Kuwait, threatening to go into Saudi? Oil. And who stopped him? We did. And that led to a decade of on and off war, Us being in Saudi, Sept 11th, Afghanistan war, Iraq war II, and now global jihad. No big deal

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:34 AM (zOTsN)

473 Btw, ethanol is terrible on engines. This. For reasons I forget it's way worse on marine engines. The introduction of ethanol cost billions in motor damage. Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 11:25 AM (1xUj/) _____ Planned obsolescence. Cash for Clunkers

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2016 06:34 AM (MIKMs)

474 Ethanol destroys my motor skills I know that.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 06:35 AM (qUNWi)

475 378 278 You can't scramble a chicken.

Hey, watch this.

Posted by: Veg-O-Matic at January 20, 2016 11:16 AM (u5gzz)



Please stop. I've been through enough in my life as it is.

Posted by: The Chicken at January 20, 2016 06:35 AM (FwRqg)

476 From Insty- Hillary! is now running on.......(wait for it)... .... .... ....reparations! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2016 11:27 AM (0cMkb) So much for the national debt. That's a sure way to heal race relations. Force people who had nothing to do with slavery, pay people who were not slaves. Kumbayah!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:35 AM (ct0K5)

477
"What do you do when you can't repay your debt?"



"Sovereign Debt".  You're not gonna like the options.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (kdS6q)

478 Stabil? I used to use Sea Foam, the additives negate some of the drying of seals done by ethanol. I was under the impression Stabil was used mostly for storage of gas , like in a tank over the winter.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (kKHcp)

479 Like the NASCAR driver says: "Change engine every 500 miles."

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (qUNWi)

480 Dow Jones down 400 points. No mention on front page of web sites at CNN, MSNBC or Yahoo. It's a good thing we don't have a republican president or the sky would be falling.

Posted by: noone at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (9pNWx)

481 While I personally wish that I could pedal my bicycle at 60 miles per hour up hill, sadly, I cannot. Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 11:13 AM (QHgTq) Call us!

Posted by: The Acme Corp. at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (Z8fuk)

482 "399 Oil drops below 20 or even to 10 and the Cold War between Saudi and Iran will become a hot war ASAP, and possibly a world war

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 11:20 AM (zOTsN)"



When the Iranians blow up the Ras Tanura oil terminal, oil prices will rise.  See how a naturally stable feedback system works?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (QHgTq)

483 Bastiat disposed of the broken window fallacy in the 1800's. And yet it persists, like the myth of socialism itself. Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 11:29 AM (L9rL4) I wasn't saying it's an economic panacea, I was responding to a post saying you gain if you win. It's more like you're freed up from past debts and problems to deal with new ones, and only if you win. We've never recovered from FDR's government creep during that time, and we won a pyrrhic victory in the cold war, but it was still what made all of our lives possible. Huh. I guess I just talked myself out of war as the solution to depression. Let's ask the moose limbs what they think!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:36 AM (xuouz)

484 I think I will try to get a review of Palin's latest book in today on my blog

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:37 AM (cbfNE)

485 Yes, Hillary, tell 87% of the populace that they can be taxed to pay off the other 13%.

WINNING!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:38 AM (oVJmc)

486 "doubling down on the non Caucasians eh???" Must be getting some disturbing polling results.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:38 AM (LA7Cm)

487 Don't make me break my boot off in yo' ass!

Posted by: that's my white mama talking to nancy drew reboot at January 20, 2016 06:38 AM (DLIIY)

488 Houston definitely didn't like the 80's.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 06:38 AM (khWYc)

489 >>>I used to use Sea Foam, the additives negate some of the drying of seals done by ethanol.
I was under the impression Stabil was used mostly for storage of gas , like in a tank over the winter.
.
.
.My boat dealer said it protects against the ethanol issues also now.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2016 06:39 AM (iONHu)

490 @478 Stabil now markets multiple products. The traditional Paul Harvey one is for storage only. They also have a "maintenance" formula, and the marine one.

Don't skip over this: ethanol does not in itself damage engine "internals." The big waste is that no one is setting up engines to take advantage of its strong points. You need a variable, sensing supercharger, or diesel-level compression ratio, to get any real bang out of it. As we use it now, we're just burning it to get rid of it.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:39 AM (xq1UY)

491 Eats up any rubber or plastic. Seals, cups, carbs, etc. Will chew up and spit out a Briggs & Stratton carb. ----- Speaking of which...... I have a twenty year old string trimmer that runs without a hitch. I havent so much as changed a sparkplug in that engine. However, I have a newer B&S mower and a B&S leaf blower I am forever taking apart and cleaning bowls and carbs and such because of surging. In the name of "reducing emissions" the small engine are being force to run very lean. The fuel orifices are incredibly tiny and any foreign debris get hung up and starves the engine of fuel, requiring a manual "rinse" on my part. In addition to Jessie Ventura.... I also hate green weanies.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:39 AM (8XRCm)

492 483 Bastiat disposed of the broken window fallacy in the 1800's. And yet it persists, like the myth of socialism itself. Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 11:29 AM (L9rL4) I wasn't saying it's an economic panacea, I was responding to a post saying you gain if you win. It's more like you're freed up from past debts and problems to deal with new ones, and only if you win. We've never recovered from FDR's government creep during that time, and we won a pyrrhic victory in the cold war, but it was still what made all of our lives possible. Huh. I guess I just talked myself out of war as the solution to depression. Let's ask the moose limbs what they think! Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 11:36 AM (xuouz) On the other hand, if somebody wants to enslave you and won't take no for an answer . . . well . . . They say "war never solved anything?" "They" are very, very wrong.

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 06:40 AM (L9rL4)

493 This has got to be wrong, on Instapundit there is a post about the GSA building a $75 million dollar building for the wrong agency.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 06:40 AM (LXJ1e)

494 The storm is called "Jonas. - Blowholey shit! Is it gonna be a whale-nado?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 20, 2016 06:41 AM (Nwg0u)

495 418 Easy conclusion to come to when you're very precise in placing the data collection equipment:>>> I bought my Father a 5 in 1 Acurite weather station for Christmas. In the setup instructions they want it to be installed 30' up (for best wind results) and at least 100' from structures. This is for amateur weather geeks. And our govt scientists come no where close to those basic instructions. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 20, 2016 11:24 AM (XtAzU) My father used to collect temperature and rain gauge readings for some meteorological organization (NOAH? Local newspaper?) but became disillusioned after the person he reported to kept changing the temps he was reporting. He thought, "Why do you want me to report my temps if you're just going to claim they're wrong?" Unfortunately, I do not have the details as to whether they were always adding degrees, for instance.

Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 06:41 AM (ezXrF)

496 "463 In rational economic times, low energy prices should yield a booming economy as the cost of every good and service is reduced.

These are not rational times.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 11:32 AM (evdj2)"



Lending support to the argument that what is wrong with the economy is Democrats in power.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:41 AM (QHgTq)

497 Because he's a businessman who prides himself on using unique deal
making tactics, he could structure the sale of national assets to
eliminate the debt.
---
Like all that land out west the government has no business owning?

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (ZbV+0)

498 >>....reparations!

Just read last week that Hillary's support among blacks, particularly black women was down, and she has to have this voting bloc to win.
So in addition to the DNC making a back-room deal with #BLM* so that they would stop protesting Dem campaign events, Hillary is now cynically attempting to buy their vote with reparations.

*Not like anyone believes the Hillary endorsement from Michael Brown's mom was done for free, amirite?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (NOIQH)

499 Btw I have a great idea on how to raise tax revenue. Make taxes a flat rate. Then start a million dollar lottery - anyone who paid at least $10 in income taxes gets a ticket.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (cbfNE)

500 War. What's it good for? Absolutely nuthin'!

Posted by: zombie leo tolstoy at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (DLIIY)

501 I used to use Sea Foam, the additives negate some of the drying of seals done by ethanol. I was under the impression Stabil was used mostly for storage of gas , like in a tank over the winter. Stabil is for storage. Stabil Marine and Stabil Ethanol are for daily use. They make more than just the storage one.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (ct0K5)

502
Don't make me break my boot off in yo' ass!
Posted by: that's my white mama talking to nancy drew reboot




Where's my tuna and cheese!?

Posted by: that's my white mama talking to nancy drew reboot

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (kdS6q)

503 Did not see this story in list. There is no pause. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-2015-hottest-year-20160119-story.html

Posted by: tommyvee at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (0+Ya4)

504 Let's rename the storm: J.J.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 06:42 AM (iQIUe)

505 Reparations? Will there be a DNA test or just a "shade" test on who will be able to make a claim?

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 06:43 AM (oiNtH)

506 488 Houston definitely didn't like the 80's. Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 20, 2016 11:38 AM (khWYc) ____ Sure. And today Alberta is getting hammered. No matter what happens in the world, some areas will prosper while others suffer and vice versa. Remember 10 years ago or so when peak oil was the fad and we were told we'd have famine and all sorts of shit because of it? How'd that turn out? There will always be doom and gloom predictions about oil, it's an industry.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:43 AM (0LHZx)

507 The damage to very small engines appears to be caused by water bonding to ethanol. There was accurate prediction of this, and quite a lot of discussion. EPA was just starting to look at ("lie about") lawn equipment at the time, and it got swept under a rug that included "everything will change" and "you white ofays don't need those big front yards anyway." What you might call a highly-charged debate.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:43 AM (xq1UY)

508 493 This has got to be wrong, on Instapundit there is a post about the GSA building a $75 million dollar building for the wrong agency. Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 11:40 AM (LXJ1e) --- In our present reality what would make you think that couldn't indeed happen?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:43 AM (MbrzC)

509 Dyn-o-mite!!!

Posted by: j.j. walker at January 20, 2016 06:44 AM (DLIIY)

510
The storm is called "Jonas".




And they call the wind -- Maria.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 06:44 AM (kdS6q)

511 499 Btw I have a great idea on how to raise tax revenue. Make taxes a flat rate. Then start a million dollar lottery - anyone who paid at least $10 in income taxes gets a ticket. Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 11:42 AM (cbfNE) Hah! That actually sounds kind of fun!

Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 06:44 AM (ezXrF)

512 Let's rename the storm: J.J. How about Rick. Winter storm Rick.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 06:44 AM (qUNWi)

513 Winter was very mild in 2015, so ok hottest year. #eyeroll

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 06:45 AM (cbfNE)

514 $100 oil = the end of the world $20 oil = the end of the world Some people just like to freak out no matter what.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 20, 2016 06:45 AM (0LHZx)

515 "490 @478 Stabil now markets multiple products. The traditional Paul Harvey one is for storage only. They also have a "maintenance" formula, and the marine one.

Don't skip over this: ethanol does not in itself damage engine "internals." The big waste is that no one is setting up engines to take advantage of its strong points. You need a variable, sensing supercharger, or diesel-level compression ratio, to get any real bang out of it. As we use it now, we're just burning it to get rid of it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 11:39 AM (xq1UY)"



Thank you.



How refreshing to read somebody who knows something besides how to regurgitate political talking points.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:45 AM (QHgTq)

516 Call it "Bubbles".

Posted by: Rick at January 20, 2016 06:45 AM (DLIIY)

517 Re: reparations If I can show that my ancestors were enslaved by muslims, do I get reparations?

Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 06:46 AM (ezXrF)

518 ethanol does not in itself damage engine "internals." ----- Throw some E85 in an engine that isnt designed for it and tell me what happens.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:46 AM (8XRCm)

519 Hey. Putin just welcomed all European jews fleeing the Islamic invasion to come to Russia. Huh

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:47 AM (zOTsN)

520 The white man did it! Book'em, Laqueesh! *snaps fingers* *does neck thing*

Posted by: The Solution to Every Single Crime on the New Nancy Drew at January 20, 2016 06:47 AM (0cMkb)

521 My father used to collect temperature and rain gauge readings for some meteorological organization (NOAH? Local newspaper?) but became disillusioned after the person he reported to kept changing the temps he was reporting. He thought, "Why do you want me to report my temps if you're just going to claim they're wrong?" Unfortunately, I do not have the details as to whether they were always adding degrees, for instance. Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 11:41 AM (ezXrF) _______ My dad did the same. He also had a seismograph that sent data to UofI Geological. He gave up as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2016 06:47 AM (MIKMs)

522 This has got to be wrong, on Instapundit there is a post about the GSA building a $75 million dollar building for the wrong agency.

But, hey, let's give them our healthcare.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:48 AM (oVJmc)

523 RNC scrapped a presidential debate that would have been run by Liberty University and the Washington Times. In other words, a debate run by conservative organizations. Can this party get anymore stupid? http://tinyurl.com/jeufa4p

Posted by: WOPR at January 20, 2016 06:48 AM (4Bl0s)

524 Well, according to "I Side With" poll I am: Trump-96% Carson-95% Cruz-94%

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (LA7Cm)

525 The damage to very small engines appears to be caused by water bonding to ethanol. There was accurate prediction of this, and quite a lot of discussion. EPA was just starting to look at ("lie about") lawn equipment at the time, and it got swept under a rug that included "everything will change" and "you white ofays don't need those big front yards anyway." What you might call a highly-charged debate. So water dissolves plastic carbs. Got it!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (ct0K5)

526 The simple fact that there's no benefit to be derived from ethanol makes it nothing but a  political boondoggle.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (oVJmc)

527 My wife and daughter gave all3 of my cats a bath last night - Services will be at Holy Mother of God Chapel on Saturday. It will be a closed casket service.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (Nwg0u)

528 Lots of good points you made Ghost of kari ... as I cruised through comments.

Any mandate sucks, but I see the reason ethanol keeps getting the nod, is even DC sees the importance of stability in farm markets.  When we see what (largely Saudi caused?) instability in oil markets has done to land drillers, we see definitely don't want that for our food production system.

Farmers overproduce and don't organize under a union like teachers, cops, etc.  A little support for corn (subsidies ended, it is mostly just the mandate now) helps stabilize farmers and all those Deere and CAT jobs, all those seed dealers, fertilizer guys, and so on.

I remember the late 90's and oil was run down under $10 (in old dollars), and land drillers were driven out.  Companies like CHV had capital to continue exploring based on future $17 hopes ... then we get the boom and fracking, now "they" are wiping those guys out.  On a global basis it may constrain Russia and others, or just destabilize them and lead to chaos ...idk.

That Paul Craig Roberts thing at Zero Hedge ... he strikes me as having gone a little over the edge, but things have gone pretty crazy when we have a criminal like Clinton having a good shot at POTUS.  All the devils are here. 

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (5Gpe2)

529 *sneaks in* *smishes willow* *sneaks out*

Posted by: alexthechick - Here SMOD SMOD SMOD at January 20, 2016 06:49 AM (mf5HN)

530 Da. All the Jews can move here.

Posted by: Odessa at January 20, 2016 06:50 AM (DLIIY)

531 Uneconomic oil production, in rational economy times, should produce a loss of oil field jobs with an increase in manufacturing and sales. We are not in rational times. No one is going to invest in manufacturing and sales with the communists in charge, so with the only sector that was growing is shutting down. Employment is going to drop rather than rise.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 06:50 AM (evdj2)

532 I have a vehicle that runs on 100% ethanol.
It was built in 1946 by Roscoe "Pappy" Hough.
The model name is Iron Pig.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:50 AM (xq1UY)

533 This has got to be wrong, on Instapundit there is a post about the GSA building a $75 million dollar building for the wrong agency.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 20, 2016 11:40 AM (LXJ1e)
---
In our present reality what would make you think that couldn't indeed happen?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 11:43 AM (MbrzC)


They must have outsourced the job to China

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 06:50 AM (ZbV+0)

534 So Hillary! is using the old "vast right wing conspiracy" on the IG..... Trouble is He isn't "right-winged."

Posted by: donna at January 20, 2016 06:50 AM (/dSsq)

535 Mmm. Carbs.

Posted by: homer simpson at January 20, 2016 06:51 AM (DLIIY)

536 Services will be at Holy Mother of God Chapel on Saturday. It will be a closed casket service. The bathroom must have sounded like the sub-basement of Hell.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 06:51 AM (qUNWi)

537 >>Reparations? Will there be a DNA test or just a "shade" test on who will be able to make a claim?


It will be like the black farmer settlement where they only had to claim they *considered* being a farmer - a free for all.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 06:51 AM (NOIQH)

538 @527 Services will be at Holy Mother of God Chapel on Saturday. It will be a closed casket service. Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (Nwg0u) So brave of them! We adopted another kitty in November and he is sweet and seems to like running water but I haven't been brave enough to try a bath yet.

Posted by: IC at January 20, 2016 06:51 AM (a0IVu)

539 #498 *Not like anyone believes the Hillary endorsement from Michael Brown's mom was done for free, amirite? Absolutely. No question the BLM are demanding and receiving bribes from theProgs. Which are kind of like reparations.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 06:52 AM (HMt16)

540 @525 I am not a chemist, but they tell me that when water bonds to ethanol, things happen way down deep in the molecules. Your mileage appears to have varied.


Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:53 AM (xq1UY)

541 Reparations? Will there be a DNA test or just a "shade" test on who will be able to make a claim? It will be like the black farmer settlement where they only had to claim they *considered* being a farmer - a free for all. Pigford?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 06:53 AM (ct0K5)

542 524 Well, according to "I Side With" poll I am: Trump-96% Carson-95% Cruz-94% My LEAST compatible candidate was Sanders, then Hillary. I was surprised Jeb! didn't make the bottom two.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 06:54 AM (HMt16)

543 "505 Reparations? Will there be a DNA test or just a "shade" test on who will be able to make a claim?

Posted by: Cheri at January 20, 2016 11:43 AM (oiNtH)"



Here's my modest proposal:



Every black family (one man, one woman legally married and their children) registers for a government lottery.  All the government land with the exception of active military bases and a few national parks like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite will be divided into 40 acre plots and awarded at random during the lottery.



Then fire everybody who works for the Bureau of Land Management.  Let ranchers in the west negotiate with the new owners of the various 40 acre plots to buy or lease their land at prices they agree on.



The fight in Congress between Blacks and Greens will be enormously entertaining.  Just imagine the fun when it comes time to decide if ANWR should be divided into 40 acre plots and given to black families.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 06:54 AM (QHgTq)

544 Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (5Gpe2) The Feds used to look to maintain crop prices at a level that set a certain standard of living for a farmer with X number of acres. With OPEC trying to kill the fracking business, what the Feds should do is declare a freeze on new drilling loans but also declare a freeze on debt payments by the drilling companies until the price hits a certain amount. OPEC can't keep this up forever and buying some time for the drillers is smart economic warfare.

Posted by: WOPR at January 20, 2016 06:54 AM (4Bl0s)

545 Don't skip over this: ethanol does not in itself damage engine "internals." The big waste is that no one is setting up engines to take advantage of its strong points. You need a variable, sensing supercharger, or diesel-level compression ratio, to get any real bang out of it. As we use it now, we're just burning it to get rid of it. Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 11:39 AM (xq1UY) The heat of combustion of ethanol is far lower than that of gasoline, so there's simply less energy contained in a gallon of ethanol blend than in a gallon of dino juice. Yes you can tune an engine to run well on it, but you will, of necessity, use more to maintain the same power output. Having said that, and looking at the political side of things, I would suggest that the ethanol racket is so entrenched right now that it is not only futile, but actually counter-productive for any GOP prospect to campaign against it. Why hand the opposition a club with which to beat you?

Posted by: The Acme Corp. at January 20, 2016 06:54 AM (Z8fuk)

546 @541 Yes. It's an Iron Pig Ford.
German block 85.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 06:55 AM (xq1UY)

547 Ugh. Off Acme sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 06:55 AM (Z8fuk)

548 Rubio's Good Answer On Religion

beautiful

unscripted

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 20, 2016 09:39 AM (qCMvj)


Yes and it was wonderful to see. I do find it concerning that he listed Christian charity as a reason to elect him. God said each of us individually should feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc. God does not tell us its OK to hold a government gun to our neighbors head and force him to do the same. Government charity is theft and, IMO, not very Christian.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2016 06:57 AM (OrI3J)

549 *sneaks in* *smishes willow* *sneaks out* Posted by: alexthechick - Here SMOD SMOD SMOD at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (mf5HN) nooooo! come back here! look over here, i have some lovely boots , some ice cream , and hugs!

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 06:57 AM (PjWy4)

550 >>Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 11:54

You don't live in a western state, do you?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 06:57 AM (NOIQH)

551 *sneaks in* *smishes willow* *sneaks out* I am curious ... and aroused.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 06:57 AM (evdj2)

552 According to MY i side with poll, I was 91% Trump 89% Cruz 87% Paul And 37 and 33 % Hillary and Bernie. Sounds about right, except for those fucking fascists at the bottom.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 06:57 AM (xuouz)

553 throws ice cream and choco malt in blender. flutters eyelashes

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 06:58 AM (PjWy4)

554 523 RNC scrapped a presidential debate that would have been run by Liberty University and the Washington Times. In other words, a debate run by conservative organizations. Can this party get anymore stupid? --- Well they go all out in trying on a daily basis, so probably. You gotta love their excuse for backing out of it though - "the debate was being scrapped because the logistics of setting up and running this kind of event were simply too overwhelming for the party to handle without the aid of a television network." - such utter crap this is 2015(when they were talking about this, not 1995 tech), they're either lying, lazy, or flat out incompetent - All three probably fit.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 06:58 AM (MbrzC)

555 One year left. Godspeed the day.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 06:58 AM (LUgeY)

556 DJIA = 15,574.27 -441.75

Posted by: Wheeeeeee! at January 20, 2016 06:59 AM (RD7QR)

557 *smishes willow* Posted by: alexthechick - Here SMOD SMOD SMOD at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (mf5HN) Should I look up "smishes" in the Urban Dictionary, or no?

Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 06:59 AM (GUBah)

558 throws ice cream and choco malt in blender. flutters eyelashes Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 11:58 AM (PjWy4) ---- go on.....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 06:59 AM (8XRCm)

559 OPEC jus met December 15 and refused to decrease production. Next meeting isn't until next June, they have refused em ember states requests for an emergency meeting.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 06:59 AM (zOTsN)

560 According to Buzzfeed, Trump called Sanders the 'c' word - communist (not the OTHER one). If Sanders does win the nomination, I think Trump (if he is the nominee) will be ready.

Posted by: IC at January 20, 2016 06:59 AM (a0IVu)

561 alex, alex ,alex! fgs i miss you, tell me how things are? throws wood in fireplace , wipes off ottomans

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 07:00 AM (PjWy4)

562 When I was young, we called the weather readers "weather men" As the years went by, they got degrees from universities instead of taking an Air Force technical course. We called their reports forecasts and they were weather prognosticators. As we have gained in wisdom, we now call them weather prevaricators.

Posted by: Old Country Boy at January 20, 2016 07:00 AM (AOwvt)

563 So water dissolves plastic carbs. Got it! Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (ct0K5) Not that so much that it causes a build-up of white fuzz on the tiny metal orifices inside them. And rust on any steel parts. And causes the "rubber" diaphragms to become stiff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 07:00 AM (Z8fuk)

564 Every black family (one man, one woman legally married and their children) registers for a government lottery. All the government land with the exception of active military bases and a few national parks like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite will be divided into 40 acre plots and awarded at random during the lottery. Then fire everybody who works for the Bureau of Land Management. Let ranchers in the west negotiate with the new owners of the various 40 acre plots to buy or lease their land at prices they agree on. The fight in Congress between Blacks and Greens will be enormously entertaining. Just imagine the fun when it comes time to decide if ANWR should be divided into 40 acre plots and given to black families. Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 11:54 AM (QHgTq) The mule. Don't forget the mule. 40 acres and a mule. (Of course, most of the western US federal lands aren't worth crap for farming, so it might have to be 160 acres and 40 head of cattle, but that's all subject to the art of the deal, so to speak.)

Posted by: filbert at January 20, 2016 07:01 AM (L9rL4)

565 fixerupper, you know how it is when you really miss some one, all things are on the table.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 07:01 AM (PjWy4)

566 Willow. The lemon squares, perhaps blondies!

Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 07:01 AM (zOTsN)

567 Lots of good points you made Ghost of kari ... as I cruised through comments. Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (5Gpe2) *80s movie high five* We've been on the same page for a couple of weeks now. *80s movie staredown* But I guess that means we're fixin to rumble, because that Biggest Trump Supporter jacket is MINE.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 07:02 AM (xuouz)

568 "528 Lots of good points you made Ghost of kari ... as I cruised through comments.

Any mandate sucks, but I see the reason ethanol keeps getting the nod, is even DC sees the importance of stability in farm markets. When we see what (largely Saudi caused?) instability in oil markets has done to land drillers, we see definitely don't want that for our food production system.

Farmers overproduce and don't organize under a union like teachers, cops, etc. A little support for corn (subsidies ended, it is mostly just the mandate now) helps stabilize farmers and all those Deere and CAT jobs, all those seed dealers, fertilizer guys, and so on.

I remember the late 90's and oil was run down under $10 (in old dollars), and land drillers were driven out. Companies like CHV had capital to continue exploring based on future $17 hopes ... then we get the boom and fracking, now "they" are wiping those guys out. On a global basis it may constrain Russia and others, or just destabilize them and lead to chaos ...idk.

That Paul Craig Roberts thing at Zero Hedge ... he strikes me as having gone a little over the edge, but things have gone pretty crazy when we have a criminal like Clinton having a good shot at POTUS. All the devils are here.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 11:49 AM (5Gpe2)"



Seems like this would be a good time to introduce an oil import tax "to help balance the budget" or "to pay for school improvements" or "for the children" or whatever.  Better still would be a NAFTA oil tax on oil imported from outside the NAFTA countries.



This would create a more stable energy environment in the United States and insulate American frackers from Saudi mischief.  It would also effectively lower the price of oil even more everywhere else in the world like Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 07:02 AM (QHgTq)

569 " OPEC jus met December 15 and refused to decrease production. Next meeting isn't until next June, they have refused em ember states requests for an emergency meeting. " Damn. Gas stations may be giving away free gas with the purchase of a Slushie by then.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 07:03 AM (LA7Cm)

570 It is St. Sebastian's Day. St. Sebastian is Patron Saint to archers (longbows only). Sebastian, who lived between the Third and Fourth Centuries in Gaul and Italy, was an officer in the Emperor Diocletian's Praetorian Guard. As a convert to Christianity, he refused to sacrifice to the pagan gods which the emperor sought to reintroduce and was condemned to death by a "firing squad" of archers. Although badly wounded, Sebastian was nursed back to health by a pious widow and returned to preaching the Gospel to his former cohort. Diocletian subsequently had him clubbed to death, and although his body was thrown into the Cloaca Maxima, the main Roman sewer, "The devil strains every nerve to secure the souls which belong to Christ. We should not grudge our toil in wresting them from Satan and giving them back to God." - Saint Sebastian

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2016 07:03 AM (n22zQ)

571 One thing about that IStandWith poll...so much for the TDS'ers "Trump is exactly like Hillary on the issues" meme. It's a good quiz. I like that you can both customize your answer when a simple yes or no won't do, and that you can rate each issue and sub-issue by its importance to you. The nuances make it more accurate.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 07:03 AM (HMt16)

572 DJIA = 15,574.27 -441.75 What is the number that they throw the brakes on and suspended trading to avoid 1929?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 07:03 AM (ct0K5)

573 It's a good quiz. I like that you can both customize your answer when a simple yes or no won't do, and that you can rate each issue and sub-issue by its importance to you. The nuances make it more accurate. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 20, 2016 12:03 PM (HMt16) Yeah most frustrate me, but that worked.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (xuouz)

574 nooooo! come back here! look over here, i have some lovely boots , some ice cream , and hugs! Posted by: willow I instigated that. *preens*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (1xUj/)

575 Willow. The lemon squares, perhaps blondies! Posted by: ThunderB at January 20, 2016 12:01 PM (zOTsN) shew, ThunderB how could i have forgotten! thanks for helping a girl out!

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (PjWy4)

576 According to Buzzfeed, Trump called Sanders the 'c' word - communist (not the OTHER one). If Sanders does win the nomination, I think Trump (if he is the nominee) will be ready. Good. I rather doubt that the country is ready for a devout, anti-American communist for president. At least a self-admitted one. Maybe Donald Trump's Hair will ax Col. Sanders about his support of extreme, far-left, organizations, and their support of him. Questions that should've been axed of TFP, but weren't.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (LUgeY)

577 Sarah Palin is an embarrassment - Yeah, what we need are upstanding women like Hillary, Lizzy Warren, Pelosi, Debbie Blabbermouth Schlitz . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (Nwg0u)

578 Gas stations may be giving away free gas with the purchase of a Slushie by then. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 12:03 PM (LA7Cm) ----- FREE tank of gas with Deluxe Car Wash Purchase!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 07:04 AM (8XRCm)

579 Not that so much that it causes a build-up of white fuzz on the tiny metal orifices inside them. And rust on any steel parts. And causes the "rubber" diaphragms to become stiff. And fall out in pieces in the rebuilder's hands. Been there, had a generator rebuilt. Guy who owns the shop said he is seeing a ton of new work thanks to ethanol.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 07:05 AM (ct0K5)

580 Bandersnatch, so you really wanted to save your tie? i have finally found your weak spot.

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 07:05 AM (PjWy4)

581 And fall out in pieces in the rebuilder's hands. Been there, had a generator rebuilt. Guy who owns the shop said he is seeing a ton of new work thanks to ethanol. Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 12:05 PM (ct0K5) See! SEE?! He's got work fixing broken windows!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 07:06 AM (xuouz)

582 I am eagerly anticipating the art thread..hoping for a sunny beach with a cocktail kind of piece.

Posted by: IC at January 20, 2016 07:07 AM (a0IVu)

583 Water & ethanol form an azeotrope at 95% ethanol - meaning that they will boil off together still at the same proportion. You can't distill pure ethanol. You'd need a a special process.

Posted by: @votermom at January 20, 2016 07:07 AM (cbfNE)

584 477 "What do you do when you can't repay your debt?" "Sovereign Debt". You're not gonna like the options. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:36 AM (kdS6q) Just out of curiosity, what are the solutions?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 20, 2016 07:07 AM (RD7QR)

585 I tell my liberal friends a simple trick to remove the ethanol from their gasoline, in order to save their hybrid car engines. Just flame it off with a match.

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 07:08 AM (VndSC)

586 We never get any naked women paintings. Why???

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 07:08 AM (iQIUe)

587 Just out of curiosity, what are the solutions? Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 20, 2016 12:07 PM (RD7QR) Pay or default. "Sovereign debt" is defaulting and lying about it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 07:09 AM (xuouz)

588 "550 >>Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 11:54

You don't live in a western state, do you?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 11:57 AM (NOIQH)"



Depends on if you count Texas as the eastern most western state or the southern most midwestern state.  Or maybe the westernmost southern state.



In any event, we don't have much land owned by the feral gummint and that seems to work out pretty well for us.  I think those states where the feds own large chunks of the real estate would be a whole lot better off if that land was in the private sector.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 07:09 AM (QHgTq)

589 "Sovereign Debt". You're not gonna like the options. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:36 AM (kdS6q) Just out of curiosity, what are the solutions? Posted by: joncelli Pain?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 07:09 AM (ct0K5)

590 581 And fall out in pieces in the rebuilder's hands. Been there, had a generator rebuilt. Guy who owns the shop said he is seeing a ton of new work thanks to ethanol. Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2016 12:05 PM (ct0K5) See! SEE?! He's got work fixing broken windows! Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 12:06 PM (xuouz) (nods sagely)

Posted by: Frederic Bastiat at January 20, 2016 07:09 AM (L9rL4)

591 586 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe) Well, it's not because this is a family-oriented blog....

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (RD7QR)

592 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? We had The Absinthe Drinker with a green ghostly naked chick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (1xUj/)

593 "OPEC can't keep this up forever and buying some time for the drillers is smart economic warfare." WOPR

yeah, the frackers saved us from Obama moratoriums.  Energy and food are national defense issues.  I argue for gas pipelines along with ethanol support (really corn surplus support).   We need to look at global economy as war, more than "free trade" with all the little children of the world, as if they all just want world peace and love.

I still think it's feasible we will come up with crops better than corn for making ethanol.  And fracking has been awesome as a buffer against higher prices, but not at these prices.  Many say we still have a LOT of oil all around our coasts, where drilling is not allowed.  China was said to be drilling not far off Florida in some deal with Cuba ... I lost track of that thing.  CA wants a bailout, but says no to offshore drilling, even at $100/brl.

"Make America Great Again" means treating economics more like warfare.  Too bad the globalists are so entrenched.  Trump seems most will to fight for US first, and tough choices are coming.  He seems best at rallying crowds, but there is a lot of hate.  viva la revolucion!  lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (5Gpe2)

594 585 I tell my liberal friends a simple trick to remove the ethanol from their gasoline, in order to save their hybrid car engines. Just flame it off with a match. Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (VndSC) You can't drop the match *in* the tank though, you have to keep it just above it. Lean in close to make sure you're keeping it a steady 2"-4" away.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (xuouz)

595 >>(Of course, most of the western US federal lands aren't worth crap for farming, so it might have to be 160 acres and 40 head of cattle, but that's all subject to the art of the deal, so to speak.)

Why should western states such as CO, Utah, NM, and AZ be the ones to cover reparations when they were not officially part of the union at the time of slavery?

Lefty east coasters with so much white guilt they want to give away stuff to appease for something none of us alive today engaged in should give away their dang own stuff. Leave us out of it.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (NOIQH)

596 577 "Sarah Palin is an embarrassment " That certainly was the impression someone would get after watching Charles CW Cooke on CNN yesterday after her speech. Trump has totally lost the insufferable twit vote.

Posted by: jwest at January 20, 2016 07:10 AM (Zs4uk)

597 591 586 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe) Well, it's not because this is a family-oriented blog.... Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 20, 2016 12:10 PM (RD7QR) (SFW) http://tinyurl.com/jmmubol

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 20, 2016 07:11 AM (fWAjv)

598 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe) because you guys don't pay enough?

Posted by: willow at January 20, 2016 07:11 AM (PjWy4)

599 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe) There's not that many naked women who paint?

Posted by: StrawMan at January 20, 2016 07:11 AM (Oqufv)

600 What is the number that they throw the brakes on and suspended trading to avoid 1929?
---
I don't seem to have it bookmarked, but at one point there were circuit breakers set at -7%, -14% and -20% of the previous day's close, but they were revised within the last year and I forget if those were before or after numbers.

The first two led to brief stops (I think half an hour and an hour) but didn't apply during the last two hours of trading. The last would lead to a halt for the day.

But there will be screaming all over the place before you hit that last one on a single day.

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 07:11 AM (ZbV+0)

601 FREE tank of gas with Deluxe Car Wash Purchase!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 12:04 PM (8XRCm)



FREE 8  gals of gas with  purchase of a set of steak knives!!!

Posted by: Reverse 1966 at January 20, 2016 07:11 AM (JO9+V)

602 I've lost plastic fuel system parts to gasoline varnish. I'm going to go ahead and say that maybe plastic wasn't the best thing to make carburetors out of, petroleum or alcohol. I'm not that crazy about pot metal either, but there you go.

One of the hardest carbs I ever had to work on was in an IH tractor. Everything, everything was iron. IH could really machine cast iron. But those cast-in hidden air passages in the carb body, damn, they didn't want to boil out. I think water was a factor in that, too.

If you've had British motocycles, or an early E model Jaguar, you'll know that certain designers presumed you would completely drain all fuel from the entire fuel system after each use. We abused them by taking them out in the real world.

Brits used an alcohol fuel-replacer called "Benzol" right through the old-time high performance era. The formula was either lost, or secret. A barge of it was recetly found in a shallow part of Lake Erie, and of course The Press presumed it to be benzene, quite a problem since that's a high-distillate carcinogen that goes poof! here, and is just plain old gasoline in Germany. So, heads are spinning. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at January 20, 2016 07:13 AM (xq1UY)

603 There's a million square miles of naked women pictures on the internet. "It's full of nipples...."

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 07:13 AM (qUNWi)

604 Gasoline is now cheaper than windshield washer fluid. Now I can afford an awesome flamethrower option for that asshole tailgating me.

Posted by: Roy at January 20, 2016 07:13 AM (VndSC)

605 This month, Lena Dunham, wearing a red, white and blue sweater dress with the word 'Hillary' emblazoned across the chest, told voters how Hillary Clinton had overcome sexism in her political career. ----- But at an Upper East Side dinner party a few months back, Ms. Dunham expressed more conflicted feelings. She told the guests, at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual encounters with or been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton. * has a D next to his name so it's all good. http://tinyurl.com/zkummar

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 20, 2016 07:14 AM (fWAjv)

606 Other well-known Supreme Court Justices: Judge Dredd Judge Roy Bean Judge Reinhold Taurus Judge - D. Judge Abookbyitscover

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 20, 2016 07:14 AM (Nwg0u)

607 @548- redbanzai What you said about govt forced charity... dead on. First thing I thought after watching. Been enjoying most all or your comments recently. Leofb

Posted by: teej at January 20, 2016 07:15 AM (DZp0Z)

608 A debt that will never be repaid in full value is repudiated, either de jure or de facto. If you officially repudiate a sovereign debt by law, de jure, you have selectivity as to who gets hurt and by how much. You could for instance pay bond holders who are citizens at 70%, while paying foreigners 10% or nothing. The more politically seductive de facto answer is to debase the currency so that the debt becomes effectively smaller. This has the downside of hitting everyone who uses your currency. It's an invisible tax of the most regressive nature. It's pretty obvious which one our masters have chosen.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 20, 2016 07:15 AM (evdj2)

609 Can someone answer me a stock market question, since I know nothing about it? When there's a panic who's selling? Who's buying?

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 07:15 AM (qUNWi)

610 We never get any naked women paintings. Why??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe) ----- Because Im a giver. http://tinyurl.com/h5pj6pk NSFW

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 07:15 AM (8XRCm)

611 I'm getting very close to getting off the Trump train. I just do not like the way he's going about attacking Cruz. There are legitimate conservative based critiscisms of Cruz. And Trump seems to be losing the plot that he's an outsider by getting in bed with insiders and echoing establishment bullshit. ARGH!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at January 20, 2016 07:16 AM (7GJvw)

612 A couple inches of snow inside the Beltway.

Spent hours in that one evening.  I'd've been better off getting drunk and sleeping in the car.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 07:17 AM (DL2i+)

613 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at January 20, 2016 07:17 AM (DrCtv)

614 It's pretty obvious which one our masters have chosen. Evidently, the idea of reducing the size, intrusiveness and expense of government then getting the economy going again has never occurred to those people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at January 20, 2016 07:17 AM (LUgeY)

615 *settles in next to willow* It's coooooooooooold. And it's going to snooooooooow. And I'm a delicate flooooooowwwweeeeerrrrr.

Posted by: alexthechick - Here SMOD SMOD SMOD at January 20, 2016 07:17 AM (mf5HN)

616 See! SEE?! He's got work fixing broken windows! Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 20, 2016 12:06 PM (xuouz) ------------------- Ah! Ethanol doped gasoline is a jobs program. Brilliant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2016 07:18 AM (n22zQ)

617 I'm getting very close to getting off the Trump train. I never got on the Trump train, but the Cruz attacks, the tinfoil birtherism, and now the corn-whore pandering make it even less likely I will ever board.

Posted by: V the K at January 20, 2016 07:18 AM (O7MnT)

618 Can someone answer me a stock market question, since I know nothing about it? When there's a panic who's selling? Who's buying? Selling? Everyone. Buying? Soros & Buffet.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 20, 2016 07:19 AM (ct0K5)

619 We can reduce the deficit by $2 trillion overnight by simply fining China $100K for each government personnel record they stole.  "The debt is cancelled".  We'll just let them know the principal and interest due on all those treasuries has been accepted as payment in full. 

Now, about the other espionage and scams ... 

ha

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 20, 2016 07:19 AM (5Gpe2)

620 Why
should western states such as CO, Utah, NM, and AZ be the ones to cover
reparations when they were not officially part of the union at the time
of slavery?
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You're not going to have millions of urban youths moving out to the middle of nowhere to become farmers. You'll end up buying that land for $100 an acre when they run out of patience, while the federal government will no longer own it, and we all get to toss reparations in the over and done with column.

It's win-win-win

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 07:19 AM (ZbV+0)

621 There went -500

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 07:20 AM (ZbV+0)

622 "595 >>(Of course, most of the western US federal lands aren't worth crap for
farming, so it might have to be 160 acres and 40 head of cattle, but
that's all subject to the art of the deal, so to speak.)

Why
should western states such as CO, Utah, NM, and AZ be the ones to cover
reparations when they were not officially part of the union at the time
of slavery?

Lefty east coasters with so much white guilt they want to give away stuff to appease for something none of us alive today engaged in should give away their dang own stuff. Leave us out of it.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2016 12:10 PM (NOIQH)"



It is not your land.  The land belongs to the feral gummint.  Once the land is given away to private citizens, it will be fully under the control of the individual owners and the state within who's borders it lies.  I would think you would be happy with that.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 07:21 AM (QHgTq)

623 So is this going to be another one of those Ewok-rolls-out-of-bed-at-the-crack-of-noon kind of days?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 20, 2016 07:21 AM (lVU49)

624 I stepped away for a bit. Nice discussion on ethanol and its effects on the small engines, especially those that were built before the national ethanol mandate. I solved my problems by driving 30 miles out of my way to fill up several gas cans with non-ethanol gas (sold at a premium, of course), enough to last 2 seasons of yard work. My el-cheapo Ryobi string trimmer/leaf blower lasted 18 years because it NEVER saw ethanol. My neighbors have bought new about every 5 years.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 20, 2016 07:21 AM (kKHcp)

625 Selling? Everyone. Buying? Soros & Buffet. Ah...I see.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 07:22 AM (qUNWi)

626 "610 We never get any naked women paintings. Why???
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 20, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe)

-----

Because Im a giver.

http://tinyurl.com/h5pj6pk

NSFW

Posted by: fixerupper at January 20, 2016 12:15 PM (8XRCm)"



You have a sly and piquant sense of humor.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 20, 2016 07:24 AM (QHgTq)

627 Sarah should have had voice training about ten years ago. I dig her talk, but so many judge her by it...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 20, 2016 07:29 AM (tz46A)

628 I took that thing.. it said: Paul 92% Cruz 90% Trump 87% Carson 87% Which is in the ballpark.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 07:30 AM (MbrzC)

629 I thought I fixed all that.

Posted by: Zombie Abraham Lincoln at January 20, 2016 07:31 AM (bpn7O)

630 @422 I took the same quiz, am also "Right Wing Libertarian" but got 92% Cruz, 88% Trump.

The question that threw me was the one about first ladies.  I know nothing about any of them, except of course Bill.  Amusing to see him listed under the Ladies.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 20, 2016 07:39 AM (B8JRQ)

631 water bonds to ethanol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol
"
Hydrogen bonding causes pure ethanol to be hygroscopic o the extent that it readily absorbs water from the air."

water in gas = doesn't run = carburaetor sp^&*( damage.

BUT the CAR fleet has mostly aged out carbs, rubbers and plastics that break down from alcohol.

E85 won't run a gas car.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 07:40 AM (DL2i+)

632 It will be a closed casket service.

You never think of your own head as a climbing pole.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at January 20, 2016 07:41 AM (DL2i+)

633 NSFW --- Every time I see that I think of Netware... first before I reminds my self of it's present meaning. Same with black lives matter vs. bureau of land management.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 20, 2016 07:44 AM (MbrzC)

634 548- redbanzai
What you said about govt forced charity... dead on.
First thing I thought after watching.
Been enjoying most all or your comments recently.
Leofb

Posted by: teej at January 20, 2016 12:15 PM (DZp0Z)


Thanks teej:-)

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2016 08:04 AM (OrI3J)

635 I took the ISW quiz and Cruz was the only one that I had greater than 90% (actually 95%) compatibility with. Ben Carson trailed at 88% and Rubio (?) was a distant third.


Good to know I know my own mind:-)

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2016 08:10 AM (OrI3J)

636 "Nearly 10% Of College Grads Think Judge Judy Is On SCOTUS" I'm going to be contrary here and ask: what's wrong with that? They don't vote for Supreme Court members. They aren't supposed to be represented by 'their' Supreme Court representative. Most of the Justices were appointed before the latest college grads were even *born*. And the vast majority of college grads are never going to argue anything in front of the Supreme Court, or even hire a lawyer *to* argue anything in front of the Supreme Court for them. Why should they memorize the SCOTUS members? Why is this any better than memorizing, say, the genealogy of the Biblical patriarchs? Adam, Seth, Enos, Kenon, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah - vs - Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan.

Posted by: Blackbutt the Pirate at January 20, 2016 01:50 PM (ULhs+)

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