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September 05, 2016

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buccaneer morgan

tiger beat doesn't dissapoint,

meanwhile while in rome, I mean china, be a jackalope:

: In terms of Kaepernick… He’s executing his constitutional right to make a statement. I think there’s a long history of sports figures doing so. I think there are a lot of ways you can do it. When it comes to the flag and the national anthem and the meaning that holds for our men and women in uniform and those who fought for us — that is a tough thing for them to get past. But I don’t doubt his sincerity. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.

Beasts of England

Decaf, Tom - decaf!

Stephanie

Multi threads on Labor day? Da fuq? Labor day means don't Labor, no?

TM suffering from oppositional defiance disorder today?

Matt

Third!

Obama is racking up double extra bonus points on this trip.

Apparently he told the Brits to F off (again), and Duterte is spoiling for a thrilla in Manila, saying that he's gonna verbally take down BarryO in Laos.

Benny Netanyahu now trusts Putin more than BarryO and even the Saudis are working with Russia on an oil cut.

It's becoming a very bad, horrible, quite unfortunate series of events for Ear Leader.

But he had time to shout out to Humperdink.

Hu Fuk Nos

my god hillary and trump are both in cleveland today.

both planes were on the tarmac together.

https://twitter.com/brikeilarcnn/status/772830723728351232

hillary's caravan just passed trump's on the road.

https://twitter.com/KilloughCNN/status/772836538069770240

put your affairs in order. this is the end

sbw

Buc: I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.

I rarely disagree, but he could have conversed and did not.

rich

Trumpocalypse Now!

(you know it is the subheading here ...)

Matt

"A ball of lard, spite, cottage cheese and gin."

Who is Hillary Clinton?

wins the interwebs on Labor Day.

sbw

hillary and trump are both in cleveland today. Both planes were on the tarmac together.

Did Trump bound up the steps to Hillary’s plane unexpectedly?

Matt

Stair Wars!!! Look at those Stair Wars!!!!!

(in his best Bill Murray when he was not completely douchified voice)

rich

sbw-

think that was the Zero quote.

1. we've been having the national lecture for 8 years ... kinda tired of it.

2. just because someone is "sincere" doesn't make him right or even worth listening to.

or more bluntly: i don't give a shit that a half-black, wealthy, pro athlete is having an identity crisis and am not going to bother with a self criticism session while the wealthy pro athlete works out his new identity.

henry

I gotta call Chanos and learn the mechanics of short selling. Any company Obama is on the board of is doomed.

Ancient Chinese proverb: " FU BO"

GUS

Seems the Obama admin is really really good at "negotiations". Each time the ADMIN negotiates, we get ass raped.

Captain Hate

Any predictions on what the Uniparty will finance starting tomorrow; or, more appropriately, if there's anything they won't fund?

Momto2

I hope O eats some of those fried bats on a stick from the street vendors in Beijing. I will never forget that smell!

First there is this gem "
"A ball of lard, spite, cottage cheese and gin."

Followed by "Stair Wars!!! Look at those Stair Wars!!!!!"

And all the multiple threads today... I must get off and be productive - first day of school tomorrow.

jimmyk

Those McCarthy pieces Iggy linked last night were really fantastic, but they got me to wondering: Will Andy and his pals at NR actually act on their outrage by voting against Hillary (by voting for the only other viable candidate), and encouraging others to do so? Or will they just sit and fume?

Relinking here, since it was maybe 17 threads back.

Bang!

Bang!

jimmyk

Oops, I used the same link twice. Here's the other one:

Bang!

jimmyk

Never mind, had it right the first time. Need moar coffee.

windansea

Zippy's venture capitalist resume

Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Schneider Electric ($86 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

Old Lurker

I mean, I mean...sitting here watching windblown rain passing the house sideways at 50mph while my dogs hide out in the laundry room and my wife makes noises from the home gym (which I have yet to locate), I mean even THEN I am not going to click on the Drudge link which promises "Humans could become addicted to mind-blowing romps with SEX ROBOTS, according to expert."

Beasts...when you have a moment, would you please send me a book report? You know I am a fan of machines and good engineering.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Anyone have a calculator that will go high enough for that list Windansea put up @ 1:37. Thank you Windansea.

Old Lurker

Pagar, only under Obama (as supervised by the GOPe power of the purse_ do we need to express spending and debt numbers in exponential form.

Beasts of England

My calculator only goes to '11'...

Buckeye

Damn.

Hillary wins and I am hiring a black Lesbo figurehead and starting a green energy company.

Be sure to announce as a minority owned business, my Injun blood put to good use.

Just to be safe, open an inner city training facility specializing in putting ex-cons to "work".

Threadkiller

The funny thing about agreeing to use Chinese rolling stairways it that an hour later, you feel like you need to agree again..

Old Lurker

Go to your room, TK.

Threadkiller

Yes sir.

Frau Rutger Gefahrfeld
Labor vincit omnia

...except in Prog Heaven America 2016

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Zippy's venture capitalist resume...--

Was hoping someone would compile that list.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Buckeye, I thought it was illegal to ask an ex-con about work or is it illegal to ask a worker about ex-cons? I get so confused about all of these new labor rules to prevent common sense.

Miss Marple

Checking in. Up at the new house with another load. I appreciate the details of the Times whitewashing efforts.

Captain Hate

Musket attacks 12 year old girl and loses:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/293346-piers-morgan-asks-12-year-old-hunter-what-if-i-killed-your-pet-cat/

Porchlight

Hu Fuk Nos

Brother of Ho Lee Fuk

Captain Hate

Tammy has been banging this story with an update that employment elsewhere with a pay bump has been offered the cameraman:

http://tammybruce.com/2016/09/hot-mic-catches-reuters-ordering-cameraman-to-cut-feed-for-black-pastors-trump-blessing.html

Buckeye

Buckeye, I thought it was illegal to ask an ex-con about work or is it illegal to ask a worker about ex-cons? I get so confused about all of these new labor rules to prevent common sense.

Beats me Pagar. That will be the Lesbo's problem to figure out. She should have enough political cover that we can skate over those "minor" infractions.

Porchlight

CH, Right Side Broadcasting Network, the outfit that shows and archives all the Trump events, has offered the cameraman a job.

MaryD

So glad Piers Morgan has finally embraced his true destiny -- beating up (unsucessfully) on 12 year old girls.

JM Hanes

Normally, I'd have posted this to the thread where it belongs, but I actually noticed the dead end, for a change! Can't remember whether I've mentioned this tale before, but when my two children were little tykes, I wasn't sure they would ever quit fighting. It got so bad that one day I tied them together like a three-legged man, and told them they could stay that way till they figured out how to get along. As I left the room, I warned them that under no circumstances were they to try going up the stairs till I had set them free….

There's something about uniting against a parent that brings out the cooperative best in siblings.

Luckily, once the bickering eventually stopped, serious rivalry was never a problem, but I suspect that's because you could hardly find two kids whose personalities and approach to life were more different. I've always thought that character can be shaped, while basic personalities, and the way we "process" the world around us, are innate. Of course, being different sexes can help minimize the competition, but my two older sisters and I somehow always got along. We even dated the same guys, from time to time, without any memorable acrimony. Looking back on it, it seems kind of amazing, but then, we not only had different personalities, we were black haired, red haired and blonde, with brown, hazel and blue eyes. Sister #1 was the responsible one. Sister #2 was the wild child. I was tagalong Sister #3. My younger brother was the Hail Mary pass, and none of us more than two years apart.

United in trouble with sib #2:

L'il Sibs in Trouble photo Lil-Sibs-Trouble_zpshwhs6lxz.jpg

I'm always the one with band-aids on my hands or feet. Stubbed a lot of toes trying to keep up. Is it still legal to let your kids go barefoot? So many people only have two kids these days (including me), but it sure was fun to grow up in a family with four.

MaryD

JMH That picture is one for the ages! YOUR POOR MOTHER!!!!!!

JeanD

JMH, wonderful story, and hilarious photo.

Do you remember what you in trouble for...that time?

MaryD

P.S.Iwas the oldest of five, and for some reasonmt he nuns at my grammar school tended to refer to bmy mother that way. :-)

BeenThereDoneThat

The Chinese consider Obama: Xūruò de rén

IOW, weak, weak and weaker. They obviously have no respect for his leadership or anything else.

rse

JMH-my brother is 16 months younger than me and for some reason we I was two and he was an toddler with no hair, after my dad finished waxing the family car, I got the wax out. Proceeded to wax that head to a nice shiny glean.

Perhaps that is why he has made it into his mid-50s with a full head of hair.

Captain Hate

Great picture, JMH!

Ok, who signs this fine Goodell Football League specimen?

Tight end Bruce Miller cut by the 49ers following his arrest last night. Got drunk, walked into the wrong hotel and beat up the old man and his son he thought were in his room.

Buckeye

Wow JMH, you sure look like one of my sister at that age, I am going to guess about 5.

Sure reminds me of my childhood!

Captain Hate

There's something about uniting against a parent that brings out the cooperative best in siblings.

My brother is four and a half years younger and that is a huge gap in a cooperative effort that requires a modicum of intelligence. I did a lot of eye rolling and subsequent ass stomping.

Momto2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0jfRQbnYtM

You might understand some hoarseness if she had been out on the campaign trail speaking daily but she's been MIA for weeks - now she emerges and is still sounding sick!!

Momto2

JMH - I love that photo - those expressions are priceless!

Captain Hate

Rodham sounds like she's on death's doorstep. It might be allergies but she could have that under control easily, like I do, and it's an indicator of somebody who doesn't take care of herself in a manner anybody seeking high elected office should.

squaredance

DO your really think it is a case of Allergies?

Doubtful to me. There is something very wrong with her.

Old Lurker

Tell us something we don't know, SqD!

:-)

Beasts of England

What a photo!! Priceless is overused, but not in this case!

Rufus J. Firefly, Jr.e

Ah! The old Brownie camera snapshot. Going to guess the mid 1950's in the midwest of mid-south somewhere. Those thick wooden steps are too familiar. Also, before they let girls under 16 go to the hairdresser.

Most had serrated edges and were about 3x5 and glossy. I have a file cabinet full of them. Whenever I feel like sucking my thumb I go find it.

Miss Marple 2

Just got in taking another load up to the house, and CBS radio had the coughing fit on the 4PM news! Two clips of it. Also a clip of Trump saying she didn't have the energy or stamina to be president.

CBS radio said the coughing fit lasted 20 minutes!

Wow!

Old Lurker

Rufus, you could date it closer if you knew when iron on patches came out.

Captain Hate

I had a really persistent cough that nobody could do anything with until I switched doctors when I went on Medicare and she put me on a Flonase daily regimen which has stopped it; plus when pollen and mold is high, like now, I also take Xertex. Mrs H has noticed it too although she says I'm just in better shape from having taken off weight walking Teddy.

Maybe it's something worse because Rodham is a proven liar, but I'm just relaying my experience.

Buckeye

Rodham sounds like she's on death's doorstep.

Glad to see my prayers are working.

Old Lurker

Please be sure to time the finale just right, Buckeye.

Buckeye

OL

2 months from today sound good?

Beasts of England

lol, rse!! I doubt any of the JOM distaff ever lost a fight with a stinky brother. :)

Old Lurker

Exactly what I was thinking Buckeye.

RattlerGator

Yeah, JM Hanes, quite a picture. I'd say you demonstrate a real vibe in that photo and somehow I think you are *not* the one to cross.

Amirite?

The more I look at that damn photo, the more I love it. Of course, I'm sure I'm projecting all kinds of stuff into it, but what the hey.

Beasts of England

Boiling up some shrimps and making some remoulade sauce for a holiday flotilla happy hour later this afternoon, and am watching The Monuments Men for the first time. The beer/liquor/bait shop had it on sale for $6.99. I am not kidding. ;)

Buckeye

RG

I like the photo because it reminds me how carefree and non pretentious most kids were 50 years ago.

I never give a hoot what I had on, probably looked like a ragamuffin most days.

Now parents don't let the kids out unless they have a coordinated "outfit" on with the appropriate polo horse on their shirt.

Misplaced values.

JM Hanes

Glad y'all liked the photo. Not sure exactly how old I was, but let's say mid-50s vintage. The steps and the hollyhocks mean it was taken during the summer at my grandparents' house on Marblehead Neck, north of Boston. We used to row across the harbor to Marblehead proper, to buy fish for dinner or wave our little flags on the 4th of July. My grandfather would take us for wonderful walks through "secret," yet public, right-of-ways and measure our relative "hollyhock height" at every stoop as we went along. I have no idea what kind of trouble we were in at the time, but I'm sure whatever it happened to be was all my sister's idea! Because I was an angel.

RattlerGator

So true, Buckeye. Everywhere you turn, it seems, there's superficial signaling going on for one crazy reason or another.

It's maddening.

Marlene

JMH,great picture! I'm the oldest of six. Good Lord,the stories I could tell. You look like my sister,who was a holy terror. A well aimed spool of thread by said sister gave me a lovely black eye,which is clearly visible in a high school yearbook picture taken my sophomore year.

squaredance

Heard on those innertubes: She thought the "C" stood for "Cough".

GUS

About the Chinese HUMILIATING...KING JUGEARS.

Remember the Dalai Lama leaving out the back door passing the trash on his way??

Obama is a tough guy, when he has power. He's a fucking pussy, when he doesn't. That's why he gets taken to the cleaners again and again and again by foreign countries, leaders and thugs.
Remember his BRO-MANCE with Hugo Chavez, his "attempted" hug with Raoul Castro. His humiliation several times over by Assad and Putin.
Obama is a pussy. He's a Chicago thug with zero strength unless he has absolute power and muscle.

sbw

So glad Piers Morgan has finally embraced his true destiny -- beating up (unsucessfully) on 12 year old girls.

Loved the T-shirts on both hunters:

Stand up to anti-hunter bullying.

Piers was skinned alive. And deserved it. What a self-centered naive *ss.

squaredance

GUS: Nail, head.

Rufus J. Firefly, Jr.e

Well I was wrong about locale but got the time about right. Those were the days. Sandlot baseball, fireflie catching and biking around town. Ice cream trucks and chasing fire engines.

Old Lurker

Show of hands...

When JMH says "Because I was an angel", does anyone really think the little twerp on the right looks anything like and angel?

:-)

Old Lurker

Rufus "Ice cream trucks and chasing fire engines"

...and chasing behind the DDT truck fogging the hood.

Buckeye

Turning over rocks in the creek looking for crawdads. Turning the hose on the hole where all the hornets come from so you could get stung really good. Taking shotgun shells apart because you can have lots of fun with gunpowder. Putting pennies on the railroad tracks.

Rufus J. Firefly, Jr.e

Playing cards on the spokes of your bike tires. Feeling sad for the kid with braces on his legs - polio. Double features with a cartoon and serial for 25 cents. Mubmley peg. 78's of Hank Snow.

These were some of my favorite things. That and Howdy Doody, Uncle Al and double scoop ice cream cones.

squaredance

Jeez Buckeye, didn't you make your own gun powder?The foremost reason to reason to lobby for a chemistry set (that and stink bombs).

RattlerGator

She *does* look angelic, but definitely a bit devilish. And I ain't mad at her!

sbw

didn't you make your own gun powder?

Of course. And matchhead rockets.

The March of Kaine.

I've long wondered why evolution crossed the paths of air and food intake, and I finally concluded it was necessary in the search for food. Evolution did give us highly sophisticated nerves and muscles to prevent food, and saliva, from entering the lungs, else we'd all die of aspiration pneumonia.

Degenerative neurological disease affecting the pharynx usually ends in death from pneumonia.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

WeaselZippers has a post that talks about the Iranian closing 800 shops for selling inappropriate clothing and the picture with it shows Hillary. I would be amazed if any shop there ever sold something like that.

Barbara

These were some of my favorite things. That and Howdy Doody, Uncle Al and double scoop ice cream cones.

Rufus,

After we had gone out for a day or evening, Dad would stop at the pharmacy with the marble soda fountain and we could have our favorite ice cream. Our choices never varied; mine was always chocolate. Those double scoop ice cream cones used to be a dime.

We all loved the Ice Cream truck as well. When we were at our Grandmother's house, she would always stop him and buy Eskimo Pies for everyone. The Eskimo Pies today aren't anything like those we had back then - which were more like the Dove Bars we have now.

Was Uncle Al the guy on the radio? We also loved to watch Beanie and Cecil with Dishonest John and Noreboreltub, the man from the square planet.

Great memories!

BTW: Did anyone else go hunting for spider holes in the ground or make mud pies?

Michael  (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

JMH - That photo is just darling. Reminds me of photos of my two older siblings, who often had similar expressions to yours.

Thanks for sharing your story and picture.

P.S.: Glad to see you here today. I hadn't seen your new avatar around lately, and was hoping all is well w/you.


MAM

I'm one of eight kids - all of us crammed into a three-seater station wagon without seat belts. Frappes after 11:00 am Mass each Sunday at the counter of our local dairy - I'm born and raised In Vermont! GUS - your passion inspires me.

Buckeye

Sure Barbara, but we called them spidey holes.

Buckeye

Did you see how many lightning bugs you could get in a jelly jar?

henry

I've heard of crop circles, but worm circles? Have on of these on the driveway right now. Kind of creepy, but cool behavior.

Any of you guys readings signs know what this means?

Barbara

Sure Barbara, but we called them spidey holes.

Cool, Buckeye.

MaryD

"...and chasing behind the DDT truck fogging the hood."

WOW, OL! One of the sheer joys of being a kid on newly suburban Long Island in the 50's. It's a wonder we're still alive, much less without two heads or other promised mutations!

henry

In Texas the damn DDT trucks chased us. I never liked that fog.

Barbara

Did you see how many lightning bugs you could get in a jelly jar?

My nephew did that when he was little. I collected caterpillars.

jimmyk

I see we are waxing sentimental today. I remember the DDT truck. Also burning the raked-up leaves in the street. Playing cops & robbers with realistic looking toy capguns. Playing with other kids outside in the neighborhood without adult supervision even at the tender age of 6 or 7. Not sure how we survived all that.

Porchlight

Wonderful photo and stories, JMH. On behalf of my children, I envy all our childhoods.

MaryD

"... Also burning the raked-up leaves in the street."

Right jimmyk, and many the kid. (including my brother, who shuffled through a dark pile at twilight, and wound up burned.

Again, how did we survive? :-)

rse

I kept looking for crawldads as I spelled it in my mind and refused to believe my dad when he said people ate them in La. I also remember finding the clay deposits in the creek wall and making pottery and then baking it in the kitchen oven.

About the same age as the head waxing, apparently I got the bright idea of adding oatmeal to the washing machine while it was running to see what it did to the texture. I believe there were changes as a result to the texture of my rear.

Momto2

I remember making "frog houses" in the mud of the creek (pile mud around your foot and slowly remove it, and finding doodle bugs in the dirt floor of the barn (doodle bug, doodle bug your house is burning down...)

I would make a pb&j sandwich, hop on my horse, take off for the day and my parents never worried a minute. We lived on 350 acres of pasture and woods and I would lie on my back (on my horse) and read books while she grazed.

MAM

Had to be home by the time the streetlights came on. Loved lightening bugs. Our entire neighborhood slept out in sleeping bags in a field at the end of our street - no parents with us. We'd wake up real early in the morning and deer would be everywhere.

Miss Marple 2

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/05/donald-trump-engulfed-in-massive-crowd-at-ohio-fair-video/

jimmyk

wound up burned.

Never saw that, but we also used to play touch football in the street, and I remember once an errant throw or kick going into a flaming pile of leaves. That was the end of that game, or at least of that football.

The Chinese

President Trump's stairs to be working properly.

Sincerely thanking,

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