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December 02, 2014

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daddy

regurgitation vomit

If I'd said 'gurgitation', you might not have grokked "vomit", whereas if I'd simply said "vomit", you might have jumped to the conclusion of a whole bunch of vomit, which would necessarily lead to the conclusion of an automatic show stopper. I wrote it as "regurgitation vomit" in order to convey the idea, marvelously passed on to me, that it wasn't a mouth filler, but certainly evident to a non-smoker like my colleague, so therefore not an automatic show-stopper, but instead an incident fraught with possibilities, provoking a discussion between a man's 2 heads.

I don't recall if he ever said he could tell what she'd had for lunch:)

To the dogs. I've got to do the afternoon dog walk today, and it's been snowing almost all morning.

Think I'll head to Flattop since the parking lot seems to be pretty empty.

Bye.

And for refresher: Michael Yon: Calling BULLSHIT on Rolling Stone---29 March 2011

Seldom do I waste time with rebutting articles, and especially not from publications like Rolling Stone. Today, numerous people sent links to the latest Rolling Stone tripe. The story is titled “THE KILL TEAM, THE FULL STORY.” It should be titled: “BULLSHIT, from Rolling Stone.”

Old Lurker

And if everyone who works for you is equally smart.

Danube on iPad

Happy birthday, Clarice.

lyle

“I don’t see it that way,” Johnson said.

“You don’t think any employers will see it that way?” Barletta asked.

“I don’t think I see it that way. No. No, sir,” Johnson said.

Translation: "That's exactly what will happen, Mr. Barletta," as Johnson scratches his nose with his middle finger.

Jeff Dobbs

OL:
See what happens when you make the rules up as you go?

Is this about Obama or The List banning Kiwi?

Old Lurker

Hit...Or that lesson all boys learn about never ever getting their wee wees near broken glass.

There are so many rules.

MarkO

Read this and then tell me if the UVA hoax story was not written and promoted exactly to avoid any legal responsibility.

It is a fable, the overarching point of which is to show UVA's "indifference"

That indifference far outstrips any massive and heinous gang rape.

Worse yet, these are the people who are educating American youth.

MarkO

Oops.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/12/02/rolling-stone-whiffs-in-reporting-on-alleged-rape/

Eric in Boise

Guess I'm on the wrong list again this year, MarkO. :)

Old Lurker

Mark, judging by the newly frantic tone of the usual December letters requesting year end donations I get from them, I would love to see UVa sue as the injured party. Popcorn please.

Eric in Boise

RIP Bobby Keys. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is one of my favorite Stones tunes.

MarkO

Duke has received nothing and will receive nothing from me until Brodhead is gone.

Eric, from my experience, the naughty gifts are superior.

Jack is Back!

LAX players are social and play pussies. The only LAX players who have scars and no teeth are the box LAX players. Mostly hockey guys in Canada and LI who keep the boards up in spring and summer.

Real men play Rugby. Nothing like a night out after a Rugby game with the opponent team. There are songs and then there are Rugby songs to be sung. In Sudbury, Ontario after a game, I witnessed a bar owner gather up the ladies and escort them outside while we walked in singing "CHICAGO" (not your father's or your Chicago):)

lyle

Hey, you redneck, gap-toothed, knuckle-dragging, bible-thumpers:

http://www.progressivestoday.com/nancy-pelosi-san-francisco-is-the-model-for-living-the-gospelvideo/

NKontheNovreboot

@4:43-- the 'Gospel'?... according to who?.... St Karl Marx?

lyle

Take THAT you effete easterners:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/12/02/montana-legislators-mull-85-mph-speed-limit/

Idaho is now 80 mph.

Eric in Boise

San Francisco is the “Model” for Living the Gospel

There's a Folsom Street Fair joke in there somewhere, but I'll leave it to someone else to flush it out.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

I see a bitch fight coming as Pelosi and Valjar duke it out to see who plays Mary Magdelene to their savior Barack.

lyle

St. Onan, NK.

lyle

Who knew defecating and urinating in the streets was Canonical?

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

from Mark's 4:32 WaPo article -
"In a much-cited piece, Richard Bradley, a former editor at George magazine, writes of his skepticism of Erdely’s piece because it plays to our biases about fraternities and college men. Surely it does, but that consideration shouldn’t be held against it."

??? Why not?
What are "our biases about fraternities & college men"? Who is "our"? The lib journalists & their little bubble of like-minded friends? What ideas do they hold about fraternities & college men...& where did they get those ideas? From movies? From talking amongst themselves?

TheOldman

Unless that glass table was made with safety glass (could be, doubtful), those rollicking participants would like have bleed to death rather quickly.

lyle
Yesterday, for example, four members of Congress raised their hands on the House Floor to “show solidarity with the protesters” in Ferugson. Those four are Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), and Al Green (D-Tex.). All four voted AGAINST an amendment in June that would’ve limited the transfer of military equipment from the Department of Defense to local police agencies.

From Reason.com

clarice

That should do it, OL

Captain Hate

“I don’t see it that way,” Johnson said.

“You don’t think any employers will see it that way?” Barletta asked.

“I don’t think I see it that way. No. No, sir,” Johnson said.

The Ewok is laying some serious pipe in Hooville: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=353490

Porchlight

RIP Bobby Keys. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is one of my favorite Stones tunes.

Mine too, Eric. RIP. I'm sad to hear this.

Eric in Boise

Who knew defecating and urinating in the streets was Canonical?

Not I, lyle. It would explain that "loaves and fishes" concession spotted at the intersection of Folsom and 11th, though.

Porchlight

The shattering glass table should tell any sensible person that this little tale is complete carp. Do you know how much force it would take to "crash through" a glass table? Aside from shredded skin, she'd have multiple broken bones.

Iggy

A very enjoyable 3 minutes and 52 seconds; Chicago's Magical Piano in Chicago Union Station.

lyle

Exactly, Porch. Plus I don't care how drunk some frat dude is, there ain't a one who would get his johnson anywhere near a bunch of broken glass.

Jack is Back!

My Mother had an anuerysm and collapsed. She fell onto a glass coffee table in her condo. At 112 lbs. she shredded it and the docs at the hospital spent 3 hours picking glass out off her arms, legs and neck.

After 3 years of living in a nursing home with 90% Alzheimer patients she couldn't take it anymore and ask her dear Lord to bring her home.

Its Rolling Stone, folks. Fiction's US.

Miss Marple

You know, a lot of this fraternity stuff could be avoided if there was a code of conduct and if people didn't feel like it was believable due to past experience.

For example, when we hear tales of stuff from bad actors in the NFL, we believe it. Why? Because of past experience with people like Michael Vick and Ray Rice.

The answer to this is to make any type of aberrant behavior unacceptable and to make accusers' stories at least subject to a reality check (a la the broken glass question) before bringing it to a Grand Jury.

It would also help if newspapers and TV channels wouldn't go hog wild about these types of stories until some actual facts were produced.

sbw

How is that acceptable for men who put on the Duke shirt?

I thought they were accused of taking off the Duke shirt.

lyle

Wretchard:

Falling oil prices will temporarily weaken the Russian and Iranian positions vis a vis the forces supported by the Gulf Emirates. It will also diminish logistical support for Assad in Syria. The administration finds itself in an accidental position of strength. US domestic oil production which it has tried so hard to discourage, has inadvertently given it a trump card.

But does it know what to do with it? The administration has not been able to press its advantages because it did not realize low oil prices would be an advantage in the first place. And even if they realized they had an ace in the hole, they have no idea what they want in the first place.

This administration doesn't want a trump card.

sbw

The Intertubes is fantastic.

Who could imagine that someone would take the time to post the words to a rugby song called “Chicago.”

Bori

“I made contact with a student activist at the school who told me about the culture of the school…and then I asked her to put me in touch with other rape survivors and she had mentioned a bunch of people with different situations and she had kind of casually mentioned that she knew somebody who had been gang-raped.”

Someone was asking how the reporter got unto the story, there you have another student activist.

Jack is Back!

sbw,

I did not post the words. But you can if you want:)

lyle

Taranto has a gift for subtlety:

here’s how the International Business Times reported the story last week: “The New York Times published information about the address of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Monday in a move that has generated controversy. . . . Printing his street name in the nation’s most influential newspaper [sic] on the day the grand jury is expected to hand up a decision on the indictment could reignite interest in—and awareness of—the location, and some critics worry that it could result in protesters descending on his home. Slate even went a step further than the Times, publishing an article featuring a photo of the modest, red-brick house on Monday.”

The "[sic]" made me chuckle.

Ben

Just watched ‘Lone Survivor’ again, the true story of 5 Navy Seals who on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan released three goat-herders who could jeopardize their mission. Four lost their lives as a result. The only survivor was taken by Afghani villagers who subscribed to Pashtunwali. a 2000 year-old tradition of honor which requires a guest being protected at all costs from any enemy..

The Taliban killed many villagers protecting the Seal until rescue for the survivor was accomplished. I am not a militarist or a pacifist, but this human story touched me. Honor is a much under-valued concept these days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtunwali

RickB

Jane,

If there is any target at all involved with OPEC, my money would be on Petrobras. Fracking certainly has an impact but it's not particularly amenable to targeting due to the ease with which exploration can be postponed and production slackened. The deepwater plays in Brazil are a different matter and Petrobras is very vulnerable due to the amount of debt already assumed as well as the amount of additional debt required to continue to both explore and enhance production.

OTOH - OPEC production may just reflect the reality that supply is going to increase so rapidly that maintaining share is more important than trying to control supply.

Tom Maguire
When a gyroscope is spinning, it resists being pushed around because it is interacting with the Earth, the stars, and distant galaxies. If those objects didn’t exist, the gyroscope would have no inertia.

I sense a palmed card. A gyroscope that we could look at would be composed of multiple atoms; those might be the multiple bodies Mach is looking for. If his point is that the universe must contain at least two particles (atomic? sub-atomic? What, I'm Sheldon Cooper?), well, interesting.

What was your best time in the 440?
I remember low 50s, but that scale might stretch to 54. Hmm, probably does.
Extraneus

she had kind of casually mentioned that she knew somebody who had been gang-raped

...but never thought to inform the police.

MarkO

Ever run the indoor 660?

Bori

Ext,

Over perhaps other cases which might have more substance or documented circumstances.

This one was more sensational, even if less substantiated.

Extraneus

Gyroscope in zero gravity.

Frau Glaubensfreiheit

Jehovah's Witnesses do not consider themselves belonging to any religion, each considered "a snare and a racket." They began as a Bible study group and rely IIRC solely on the old and new testaments for their beliefs.

I was born without a religious gene (hi, Jane) but spent my youth around Jehovah's Witnesses. I respect them as I do almost all religions, especially those that form the moral foundation of the United States.

Strawman Cometh

Orange Boener calls it a slap at the Constitution, but "there is very little we can do about it directly. The Turtle says he's "amazed" that Zero is ignoring" the voters and "moving further to the left". Levin is gonna hit the ceiling.

Bruce Jenner

MarkO,

I threw the javelin indoors until it was banned. Poor guy who caught it.

Captain Hate

Just watched ‘Lone Survivor’ again

I remember seeing trailers for that and being interested in trying to remember it when it came out on DVD. Thanks for the reminder.

Extraneus

Have I missed high-level law enforcement people or even their unions putting out statements like the following?

"If you are sexually assaulted, you are a victim of a serious crime and should report it to the police immediately. Feel free to report it to your college if you are a student, but this is a matter for law enforcement, and college administrators are not empowered to enforce the law."

narciso

Speaking of propaganda and uses made of it, I saw MockingJay Part 1, it was a very good and powerful film, and needless to say, Armond White doesn't have a clue, if it has a fault, it's perhaps with Josh Hutchenson's performance as Peeta Melark, Katniss's former partner in the games, I've seen oaks that are less wooden,

it has a different tenor than the first half of the series, which is understandable, it's more like the episodes 4-6of the Star Wars trilofy

ad

Curious how the intended takeaway from these stories is never that these allegations should be handled by the criminal justice system.

Then again,it seems that the Rolling Stone thinks we should not be distracted by old-fashioned things like confirming evidence, that a jury would probably have wanted to see.

MarkO

Over at FSU they are providing process in a sex case that would have pleased Stalin.

Winston and the accuser were at the hearing, but never in the same room at the same time. The lawyers can't speak, but can "advise."

Is this where we are going?

Bruce Jenner

narc,

Thank you for supporting my review of MockingJay a few days back. Its a good flick and poignant if you love liberty.

Is there any doubt that the MSM of NBC/CBS/ABC are in the tank for the Dem/Prog/Liberal storyline and agenda than watching how they handled the Congressional staffer criticizing Malia and her sister versus how they handled Gruber?

If my premiums go up I blame Malia.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

needless to say, Armond White doesn't have a clue,

Amen.

Beasts of England

Bobby Keys played at my club a few times; once as a front man, twice with other headlining musicians. He was one of the insiders for that era, laying down licks for many of the great bands. RIP

Beasts of England

The UVA story doesn't hold water. Apochrypha for the progs.

Extraneus

Yes, it is curious, ad.

Colleges could carve out their own territory by establishing codes of conduct that aim to punish offenses that don't meet the threshold of actual criminal conduct, but they don't seem to be motivated to do so.

Why would that be?

Abadman

Lone Survivor is very loosely based on a true story. I was there at the time and everything was thrown into saving those guys. I hitched a ride back to Asadabad on a 300 marine convoy because all the air assets were looking for him or on standby. They tried to catch the bad guys in a hammer and anvil maneuver but the bad guys had already slipped back into Pakistan because it took a couple of days to mass the needed assets. After that the area was swarming with Marines. IIRC We knew the village he was in after a couple of days but it took a couple more to finalize the negotiations with the village elders to obtain his rather uneventful release.

Those guys were total bad asses, and what he did is beyond belief, but it pisses me off that the movie makes it look like we blew off trying to save them when the exact opposite is the truth.

Beasts of England

And how many fraternity houses have glass tables? Other than for scraping out some lines, of course...

Ben

You're very welcome, El Capitan.. Hard to watch, but worth it.

matt

Re that photo of Malia; she has her mother's butt. And charm, it would seem.

Captain Hate

And thanks for the real life details, Abadman.

narciso

thanks, as I was saying, the easy contest is over, and Katniss is ever the reluctant revolutionary, it is confronting the devastation that President Snow, has wreaked on her home district, and what he does to District 8, that drives her, plus her determination to get back Peeta,

Hoffman, really did a good job in what would be his final role, as the wily strategist of the revolution, which is an organic movement, as opposed to the astroturfed manufactured consent of the Capitol,

GMax

Is Iowahawk the most insightful guy on the internet? I say yes:

I think Time's Person of the Year should be that one guy who still gives a shit about Time's Person of the Year.

Bruce Jenner

And of course, Luttrel would have no idea what the hell was happening bhind him to resuce his team, Abadman has it right IMHO.

Hollywood? Why would they think or even ask about that?

narciso

It's curious that Danny Strong the creator of 'Julianne's Bender' the kind of agitprop that President Snow would have commissioned, has a screenwriting credit for named fiction, this time around,

GMax

If we are bragging about 440 times, I ran 51.3 several times, and a 50 flat split in the anchor of the mile relay once. Better in the 880, where I broke 2 minutes several times.

Quite often I ran the open 880, came back in the open 440, and then ran a leg of the mile relay.

Abadman

To be fair I think Luttrel does know, but Hollywood is another thing. The story is more suspenseful in the movie version than in real life. Although it seemed pretty suspenseful at the time. Not that I was out in the weeds, I was more hero support.

Captain Hate

Bezos will have to compose a sternly worded letter to this cheeky ruffian:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=353498

narciso

needless to say, the Washington Post would be equally servile, a foreign affairs report, shirley:


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=353499

Jane

Rick,

I'm not sure I understood a word of that. Let me think about it.

See what happens when you make the rules up as you go?

Is this about Obama or The List banning Kiwi?

Hit, I would gladly trade Kiwi on the list for me? Is your heart big enough for that?

narciso

this as far back as I can go about her on short notice:

http://newsbusters.org/journalists/ruth-marcus

Iggy

--They began as a Bible study group and rely IIRC solely on the old and new testaments for their beliefs.--

Yes, but their Old and New Ts are of their own translations and contain subtle differences which result in doctrines such as "Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation" which are incompatible with actual Christianity in which Jesus is eternal, uncreated and fully equal to and coexists within the Godhead with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
A Christianity in which Jesus is an inferior, created being is, whatever its other attributes, not Christianity in any sense of the word's historical or actual meaning.

peter

Happy Birthday, Clarice. OL, I keep forgetting you are a 'hoo. Me too.

Beasts of England

Horton hears a 'hoo?

Danube on iPad

The SEAL Lt. who led that five-man team, Erik Christensen, was the son of am acquaintance and the Godson of a great friend. The father, a retired Rear Admiral (who was a tackle on Staubach's Heisman team) attended a screening of the film in L.A., along with his wife. That had to have been a horrifying experience. I have the DVD but have not yet been able to bring myself to watch it.

Beasts of England

Donna Brazile is calling for a National Commission on Justice. What could go wrong?

narciso

I don't know if the writer intended it, but President's Snow's scorched earth campaign against the rebel districts, seems akin to
Volodya's Zachistas or the Baathist opthalmologist's


http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014/12/harakat_sham_al_islam_operates.php

three jayvee recruits in oper

narciso

about double standards:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/647844/posts

I would think this is more serious than a snarky Facebook comment,

narciso

it is striking that even after that experience, he went back and served in Ramadi, perhaps the most violent place in all of Iraq, his experience is relayed in his followup Service,

Iggy

New York is hellbent on gutting Heller and gun rights advocates are hellbent on gutting Cuomo, et al.
We shall see.

solaris

"If the story is one of administration indifference to a hoffific tale, as Ms. Erdely has argued to Slate, then the question is not whether the tale was true in all its details but whether the administration reacted appropriately despite not knowing whether it was true"


The specific person in charge of handling accusations of sexual assault at UVA, Dean Nicole Eramo, was recently given a glowing endorsement by "Jackie".

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/11/letter-advocating-for-dean-eramo

So the accusations of official indifference are a complete head-scratcher.

narciso

It's like Dr. Strangelove's reflexive salute with this crew, btw Mayor Bane, for reasons passing understanding what at that meeting yesterday.

MarkO

" The question is not whether the tale was true in all its details"

Yes. Yes it is. There is no other question until that is answered.

Beasts of England

No kidding, MarkO. As much as the left would love for fake-but-accurate to be the baseline, it simply isn't.

narciso

there was a previous case of 'fake but accurate' that arose around this time, last year, wasn't it at USC,

Captain Hate on the iPad

Are you talking about FSU and Jameis Winston, narc?

Iggy

Interesting article at AT regarding Barry's claim only Injuns can gripe about illegal immigrants.

Contains links to this story indicating 1/3 of the Indian genome is from Western Eurasians from the ME and Europe and that it is unclear whether the races mixed in the old world or new and this article on the guy who ignited the long simmering question of when and how many times the new world was settled. Did our present Native Americans conquer and eliminate an earlier migratory race or ethnicity?

Maybe WASPish ancestors were the first proto-Americans. Heh.

Iggy

We dumbass Californians have one more month of freedom before our idiot pols enforce climate change bullshit on us and pump our falling gas prices back up by somewhere between 13 and 75 cents per gallon.
And all for nothing except making lily-white, ecofreak, government goldbricks and Silicon Valley magnates feel good about their Priuses and Teslas while the guys and gals in the middle and lower middle classes and the poor driving old clunkers and banged up pickups get screwed.

Always looking out for the little guys, those Dems.

GUS

You know what, I borrowed Ezra Kleins' bullshit detector, and it went off like FO SHIZZLE. I even took the batteries out of my BULLSHIT detector, and sure enough, it still BUZZZZZED like a MOFO.

This story is pure 100% Libtard bullshit.

narciso

no it was Occidental College,

meanwhile we have had too consecutive instance of Morning Joke making sense on the same general theme, summon the SMOD

Strawman Cometh

Crap, Levin's live stream won't play for me. Have to wait for the podcast.

clarice

Those detectors are really something GUS, aren't they?

DrJ

Happy birthday Clarice! Happy birthday to the others!

narciso

Gorbachev was overrated at worst, now on his 16th minute

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857369/Ceasefire-agreed-principle-Ukrainian-military-Russian-backed-rebels-exactly-three-months-one-began.html

Eric in Boise

And how many fraternity houses have glass tables? Other than for scraping out some lines, of course…

Right you are, Beasts. Someone else made the point that it's not always possible that a hooker's butt is readily available...

Beasts of England

I wasn't really going to go there, Eric, but since you did: you really have to be careful with the razor blade in those situations. ;)

narciso

back in the real world:

http://www.interpretermag.com/category/blog/

the downturn in the ruble, doesn't seem to be slowing him down, it appears,

Miss Marple

You know, I do not understand how the hipster generation thinks at all.

Here is an idea for what they think is a swell office environment. To me, it looks like hell on earth:

http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/office-future-may-have-no-seats-or-desks-all.html

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