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April 20, 2017


Piteous git.

What Hansen's grandchildren will understand is the what warming man can do is net beneficial, and the greening miraculously, if serendipitously, so.


Why should AlGore and James Hansen get all the enviro-gloom glory?


The Taliban accused Washington of harming the environment and using disproportionate force against ISIS by dropping the "mother of all bombs" in Nangarhar province last week.

It was the first time the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, packed with 11 tons of TNT and dropped from an MC-130, was used in combat.

Pretty sure it "harmed the environment" of some jihadis...

Old Lurker

11 tons, Lyle? Makes Hansen's 1.6 Billion tons a day pretty impressive, huh?


I was thinking the same thing, OL.



Harrumph! Don't ever bitch about term limits again after you wail on Chaffetz. It would be smart to leave early if a good replacement could be named as it would give him a leg up in the election.

Yesterday someone decided it was because he is gay. I wonder if they told his wife and family. What a joke.

Give the guy a break!


The progtards start with the conspiracy theories over Chaffetz exit stage right (from PJM):

This is part of it. From former staffer: He has been having an affair. The Russian blackmail goes even deeper, with dark campaign money https://t.co/Ap383AOSpQ

— Jamie #Resistance ?? (@JCTheResistance) April 20, 2017
@cmclymer Word is he was party to cutting security for Benghazi to make Clinton look bad. Real blood on his hands...

— Laura Silverman (@LauraJSilverman) April 20, 2017
Friend reminds re Russian money laundering for Ryan, Chaffetz and McConnell (and others) - if bank has a Wall St branch, NY AG jurisdiction

— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 20, 2017
@kslnewsradio @jasoninthehouse @DougWrightShow He's likely being blackmailed by Russia and has decided he can't go on with defending Trump. He's letting go.

— karen munro (@BaileyPittipat) April 20, 2017
Intel source: FBI discovers Kremlin is blackmailing Jason Chaffetz over Donald Trump and Russia https://t.co/IpxpswURqy

— Nicole Walker (@refusalxx) April 20, 2017
Jason Chaffetz's campaign team registers two domain names suggesting run for president https://t.co/BoNaHMe8Ks pic.twitter.com/QdlEgaj5oA

— The Hill (@thehill) April 20, 2017

I highlighted the best one.

Old Lurker

So I looked it up. Mt. St Helens when it blew released 24 Megatons of energy.

Again not guaranteeing the zeros, I think that means Hansen is claiming 66.6 Mt St Helen eruptions every day, seven days a week. Boy, those dinosaurs don't stand a chance, right?

Old Lurker

Jane "Give the guy a break!"


Short of some new medical discovery which blindsided him (which he denies), he lied to his district to get elected, and he lied to the House to take an important chairmanship. And allowing the surprise announcement to be claimed by some to be because he can't accept Trump as POTUS, just feeds the crazies.

There is no good reason for him to do this a couple of months into the new session.

No quarter.

Old Lurker

OK...some unanticipated family emergency would earn him a pass.

Captain Hate

Beyond parody:



Howie Carr is on our TV on channel 704 and he says that the murdering Patriot who hung himself yesterday (Hernandez) is having his brain donated to BC (Boston College?) in order to examine his brain and see if football tackles made him crazy---hope they read it for signs of who will win the French Election. Speaking of the French Election, Howie now reports that in Paris another terrorist just stepped out of some Citroen with an AK-47 and started blasting away at Gendarmes, reportedly killing one---this happening only 3 days before the 1st Paris Election.

Old Lurker

daddy, I was thinking the gunman in Paris was a Methodist, but Lyle is certain he was Zoroastrian. Can you say who is correct?



What did he lie about?


Which redneck racist said this?

[redacted] spoke Wednesday at the University of [redacted], where he said that former President Barack Obama deserved some of the blame for the Democrats collapsing in 2016.

"Speaking of presidential politics, was President Obama responsible for some of the failures of 2016 and if so, how?" one of the moderators asked.

"Yeah, he was," [redacted] said.

[redacted] said Obama could have been a better party leader.

"I totally voted for many things that he supported … But Barack Obama could have been a better party leader, and I think that the fact that he wasn't has put his legacy in jeopardy," [redacted] said.

[redacted] said Obama's legacy will not revolve around the building that will be constructed to hold his presidential papers in Chicago.


lyle,Keith Ellison. By the way,the other day when the Bernie Sanders/Tom Perez road show was in Portland,Perez was booed during his introduction. The report in the Maine papers never mentioned that,I saw video on Fox the next day. The Berniebots really wanted Ellison for DNC chair.

Jane,Trump named Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand.


That's a stumper, lyle, as it would suggest that there's a Democrat in Congress who hasn't completely lost his mind. I'd say maybe Tulsi Gabbard, but it sounds like someone from the midwest.

Clarice Feldman

speaking of beyond parody (reality is going to drive the Onion out of business):https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2017/04/20/sjw-turns-against-tiny-house-movement-as-poverty-appropriation/


Obama has endorsed Emmanuel Macron in the French election.

Great to know that Obama is rooting for the candidate who started banging his 20 year older French Teacher and he got her to abandon her husband and 3 children and run off with an underage student. Good job Obama. Family values, Yessiree, bob!

So what was it that that pig, Bill O'Reilly got fired for yesterday? For allegedly requesting sex in exchange for peddling this babe's book on air?

Wendy Walsh;
“Please, please, pretty please, can we do a segment on my book on the 25th???”

Wendy: Boll O'Reilly looked at my Hooters in an way that totally offended me!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


That pretty much sums it up! HA!


but it sounds like someone from the midwest.

Well, Marlene posted the same time as you, jimmyk. But if Upper Somaliland, MN counts as the midwest, you win a consolation prize.


No question the general population of NK is in terrible shape in every human aspect of life.

I love my Theory of Evolution as much if not more than anyone here, but I've never seen a timeline on how many generations Richard Dawkin's thinks it'd take to turn a human population in a particular environmental niche to develop the ability to subsist only on grass.

And would this be a case of Natural Selection or Artificial Selection?

Man, Science is tough sometimes.


I told Baxter to not go on vacation!! Let the total deuchification of Fox commence!

Old Lurker

Jane, when you run for a two year job, the voter believes you intend to do it for two years, or else the voter might have hired someone else. Ditto accepting a coveted leadership slot. So, as I said, unless something happened to him or his family which was unanticipated, then he "lied" about his willingness to accept the jobs if offered.

Yes I know the word "lie" is inflammatory.

None of which is a surprise from a Member of Congress, but I for one am pretty fed up with them for exactly this sort of stunt.


Has the French Press removed the reports of the murderous Champs Elysées Terrorist screaming "Alahu Akbar" yet, or are we still too early in the news cycle for that important bit of Editorial censorship?


I got it druid:


Dave (in MA)

Old Lurker | April 20, 2017 at 04:18 PM
His Motive May Never Be Known

matt, deplore me if you must

MOAB harming the environment? I would suggest completely that it actually re-arranging it.

So Fox News, which has featured hotties pretty much since the outset has now shocked, shocked that there is a bit of leering taking place?

One of Megyn Kelly's prime selling points was her looks. There are plenty of males who could have taken that slot. She was willing to use those looks. not that there's anything wrong with that, to get the deals she wanted until she didn't and jumped to NBC, where she has been cooling off like last night's baked Alaska.

Jamie wants to join the same club that the Sulzbergers and Grahams and the rest are members of so that the bean pissants will think well of him.

He may well be the Jim Buss of the media.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

I had this discussion with my granddaughter. She wanted to apply for a couple of jobs which I knew were permanent jobs (as in, the employer was not offering two months work). She hadn't even considered the employer's position.

I explained to her that taking a job for 2 months and getting trained only to waltz off to college, leaving the employer in the lurch, was not acceptable. I told her to either stay at the Dairy Queen or think of something else that was a summer only or temp job.

Can you imagine?

MY opinion is that there is some scandal brewing, because I don't think Chaffetz would take the job knowing he was going to quit.

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"Wendy: Boll O'Reilly looked at my Hooters in an way that totally offended me!"

For the love of Pete... you'd think Baba had brunschkied the wench at the 20 yard line of the Super Bowl.

At least he didn't put one is beak and one in his earhole and try to make a phone call the old-fashioned way.


Clarice - that pjm piece is a nice companion to this piece posted before by Janet http://thedeclination.com/the-weight-of-the-world

Old Lurker

MM, I am such an old fuddy duddy, that I told the owner of the company I used to work for that I planned to leave him in one month, and I told him that the day before year end bonuses were coming out since at that company the understanding was those bonuses were for future loyalty and not past productivity. Didn't seem right otherwise.

Clarice Feldman

I just filled out an alumni survey for UW-Madison--blistered their ears I did. Like they think I'm going to kick in so they can hire 20 more deputy asst deans of diversity or keep the tampon dispensers in the mens rooms filled.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--One of Megyn Kelly's prime selling points was her looks. There are plenty of males who could have taken that slot.--

If CH or TK had written that I would have assumed a hole different meaning.


Daddy - so "America's Relations Expert" just discovered that men look at hooters?


The population of NK has been systematically tortured and starved and murdered. The prospects for healing are slim for the worst cases. Should they be liberated, I don't know what can be done, but I hope we'll try. People constantly ask how we let the Holocaust happen and why we didn't do more for the victims earlier - well here's a modern day Holocaust staring us in the face, so the civilized world had better up its game.

At minimum I wish people wouldn't treat Kim as a comic figure. He is to his caricatures as Hitler was to Chaplin's.

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I've got plans to endow a chair at my alma mater--- it will be robotic and can burn the ass of any libfash hack that endorses a commencement speaker that's abortionist.

Captain Hate

Keith X is the answer, lyle.

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Kim deserves to be mocked and then killed. Better?


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Where is NORK getting its nuke techno from--Pawkeestahn?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I also wish they would stop treating Kim as irrational and crazy.
His actions have proven to be a good deal more rational than the Magical Thinker in Chief so recently departed for the South Seas.
He and his ancestors have been calculating and quite adept at staying afloat in their little boat in a sea of whales. They are supremely evil and cold blooded murderers and without conscience. If they're crazy it is in the coldly rational way of a Ted Bundy, not in the raving lunatic mold.

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This just in

Me Again has been cursed by an obscure brujo in southern Arizona, trapping her in a night dream where she is forced to do the news in a bikini she wore when she was 16, while co-chairing the broadcast with Anthony the Weinerwhack.



you'll likely need to take your hard drive out of your old PC, then hook it up to your new PC, using a USB disk caddy. I've done it a few times, and its pretty simple.

Search for this "Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure". should be around $15


Kim is getting nuke tech from Packistan, from Russia (which keeps accidentally leaving designs and scientists in Pyongyang if you believe ZeroHedge), and lately Iran. Same club for missiles.


Wow, compguy FTW! Way to go, compguy.


Agree w our host--having the crazy card to play is HUGE!

AND--it's a TRUMP card too!!

(Sorry--I couldn't resist. I've been up since 4:00.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Tweets & replies Media

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7m7 minutes ago

A great honor to host PM Paolo Gentiloni of Italy at the White House this afternoon! #ICYMI- Joint Press Conference: http://45.wh.gov/32jE1S


The translator wasn't very good.



Miss Marple the Deplorable



So I looked it up. Mt. St Helens when it blew released 24 Megatons of energy.

Again not guaranteeing the zeros, I think that means Hansen is claiming 66.6 Mt St Helen eruptions every day, seven days a week. Boy, those dinosaurs don't stand a chance, right?

I recall about 10 years back we had a discussion about the amount of space dust that lands on earth on average each and every day, and has for the last 3 billion years or so. It worked out to approximately 1 Boeing 747's worth of dust dumped into the atmosphere every day for 3 Billion Years. In edition, every day since Mt Redoubt exploded 110 miles away from me, I can look out and see the active plum on top spitting 24/7 into the atmosphere, same as Kilauea in Hawaii or Sakurajima in Japan that we always fly over, and I'm sure dozens of others around the planet.

I'm interested in knowing how much stuff they think is entering the atmosphere on a daily basis simply thru natural processes, regardless if humans existed or not.


The Bum Rush is on. He needs a win and doesn't care about details, like his promises. Reckless disregard for his effect on others seems to be a life-long commitment.

There's no blossoms on this Turd.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This happened in the following order:

1. Paris shootings.
2. Trump asked about it at press conference.
3. Trumps says it's terrorism.
4. F. Chuck Todd gets all indignant and says it's a robbery. (Underlying meaning, Trump is stupid and reckless.)
5. Francois Hollande comes out and tells the nation it's terrorism.
6. Still waiting on Todd to retract......

Captain Hate

Moving Monkeyboy out for F Chuck must have provided inspiration for Rupert's brats.


Yeah you're shocked


Miss Marple the Deplorable


This guy should never have been put in charge of Fox News. He's EMBARRASSED by it.

Miichael Wolff is not a conservative, by any stretch of the imagination, so I give this article more credit than if it was written by someone like Breitbart's people.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki


Heh. We have our own DEW line. : )


Sessions is the new Adolph Eichman.

That island is Hawaii numbnuts


Working on the Final Solution?

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muchisimas Garcias, compguy.

Will rock it out.

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From the Fauxcahontas Lying Sack of Bovine Scat file:

"Senator Elizabeth Warren launched another attack on U.S.

President Donald Trump on April 19, describing his election win as partly the result of an “ugly stew of racism” on the MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show.

(Snip) She added that xenophobia played a big part in Trump’s election campaign.

“He got that people are deeply angry,” she said. “People are right to be angry, but Donald Trump said it’s their fault—those other people.

Those people who don’t worship like you, those people who don’t look like you, those people who aren’t the same color as you.” "

WTF? I didn't ever hear DJT say stuff like this.

Dogs and their whistles...

Newsweek. It figures:



Kev, daddy... check your mail (our Chicago lurker). working a path to get email to Miss M (Kev's address, via daddy re the eBay questions) as requested above.

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When the opposition gets their butts kicked, then fails to do a proper foot identification, this is what they're left with:



Can we at least agree our cheap suit is a container leaking effluent? Smell-o-Vision would not be good. You can certainly smell it on his breath.



Does it boot but not load the OS?

If it ain't blue screening you can at least probably salvage files off it.


Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze

Two investors in Juicero were surprised to learn the startup’s juice packs could be squeezed by hand without using its high-tech machine.

This is a sad story. Only hope none of my investments went into this debacle.


"My sister took me to Shapiros to console me with corned beef and cheesecake."

I've been once MM.

Got the Reuben and it's been the Gold Standard I've judged every deli against since.

Everyplace else has been found wanting.


Neo, the ZH article on it said Kleiner Perkins and Alphabet (Google) backed juicero.


Warren: "Those people who don’t worship like you, those people who don’t look like you, those people who aren’t the same color as you.”

Sounds like the Cherokee Indians Warren falsely and strategically claimed as part of her history.

Captain Hate

I had no idea that the MFM Massholes did this to Tim Thomas, who Broons fans idolized during their Stanley Cup run:




If you've already bought a replacement, consider this:


If it's just not booting it could be something stupid like a corrupt Master Boot Record. You could try and fix that but...

For $65, you remove the hard drive from your non-booting computer and place it in that device. It'll take a standard hd or ssd.

Then plug that device into your new computer and it'll show up as another drive.

If it's just the MBR, you'll be able to navigate the old drive and pull files like docs, spreadsheets, pics, etc over to your new computer.

Even if you can't navigate it normally, you might still be able to run scandisk against it or even a chkdsk against it from a dos prompt (which is what I'd do).

I've saved 50+ laptop users over the years doing something similar.


Love it!

AG Sessions fires Hawaii judge who ruled against travel ban. "A judge sitting on an island in the Pacific."


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

BTW, the Zoroastrian religion was remarkably peaceful and utterly unlike Islam which reviles it and mercilessly suppressed it.

Still mashing the poor.

There is a good article at WattsUp on the thirty years of the green juggernaut.


Lurkersusie, Sessions at have insulted the judge, or questioned his authority... the "dismissed" was verbal. Judges are a separate branch form DOJ. Thus an AG might complain about them, but only Congress can impeach and "fire" a judge.

Captain Hate

From lurkersusie's link:

“Someone please tell Sessions that Hawaii is a state,” Chelsea Clinton replied. “An American in Hawaii is as American as one from Alabama. Or Indiana.” The latter part of her comment appeared to be a reference to Trump's attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana-born judge who oversaw a pair of California lawsuits against Trump University.

Oh boy, somebody's getting SASSY again! But mostly dumb as a brick; a very entitled brick.


"At minimum I wish people wouldn't treat Kim as a comic figure. He is to his caricatures as Hitler was to Chaplin's."

He ain't no "crazy fat kid". He's wicked smart and wicked ruthless.

I think he believes in Juche and has been winning the game for awhile.

He's just playing against a different set of players and trying to figure out the new players.

If one of the new players plays a Trump card by getting another player to work with him to force his hand, that'd be a bigly win in foreign policy.

Sorry about that... I'll try and not use such cheap jokes going forward.

Captain Hate

Yes, Sessions can't fire that judge.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


My folks occasionally took me there when I was a kid. (That was when they served bottled coke if you wanted a soda.)

When the old man, Max Shapiro, was alive, he would be in the food line every day, moving things along, chatting with customers, recommending dishes, etc.

Also, until the day he died, he only accepted CASH. No debit cards even. Times have changed, of course.

Great place to eat. Probably not as good as a New York deli, but for sure the best place in Indy.


"Wendy: Boll O'Reilly looked at my Hooters in an way that totally offended me!"

Tom Servo: Jeez Joel, can't she even type?
Joel: It was daddy making up a fake quote. He was probably staring at her bosoms.
Crow: Her what?

Joel: Those things!
Tom Servo: Hubba Hubba!
Crow: Shut up Tom. So who is she?

Tom Servo: She's America's Relationship Expert. What's a Relationship Expert?
Crow: Beats me. Does Russia have one?

Joel: Yeah, this guy!

Crow: How come his bosom's ain't as big as hers?
Tom Servo: Ask Boll O'Reilly.
Joel: Maybe Putin's in "Love Detox."
Crow: What's "Love Detox?"

Tom Servo: Ask Anthony Weiner.
Crow: Anthony Weiner! But ain't he...?

Joel: Yeah.
Crow: The guy that...
Joel: Yeah.
Crow: Dated Kirsten Powers...
Joel: Yeah.

Crow: Who is now on CNN telling us Boll O'Reilly is a pig?
Joel: Yeah.
Crow: Jeebus!
Joel: Yeah.
Tom Servo: Are her bosoms bigger than Putins?
Crow: Ask Boll O'Reilly.
Joel: What?

Tom Servo:Thank goodness things are finally returning to normal around this place.


Berkeley campus on lockdown (humor)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The operative part is that the judge is on an ISLAND. It's an island thousands of miles away fro Mexico. Hawaii isn't dealing with a huge influx of illegal imigrants.

Neither is Iceland, or Tahiti. They are too remote from the source of illegals and the only way they could get there is by expensive charter boats.

Again, it's not that Sessions thinks it isn't part of the US. It's because it is an ISLAND.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


You are a genius. Masterful pictograph post!

Applause, applause!


Steve Bannon's possible ethics violation or witch hunt

Here’s the link to the copy of the letter Senate just sent Bannon re: Breitbart

Captain Hate

Don't confuse The Omen with facts, Miss Marple. To paraphrase Al Bundy, she obviously has a shot glass sized brain and if you try to pour a gallon of information in it she might forget how to answer the phone.


Isn't there any way Bannon can tell these loser senators to pound sand?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Interesting video about the events at Berkley, with an accusation that the Berkley police had infiltrated Antifa.



MM, it was probably 25+ years ago. I was young and had decided I'd start my own business and bought equipment from a place in Indy called Bane-Clene.

Started the business and made bank till my back went out doing that work.

Made my way to IT at that point and never looked back.

Anyway, at the informational meeting I atteneded I asked them at lunch break 'Where do I go get something to eat'

'Whaddya you want?' they replied.

'A sandwich.' I said.

They all just looked at each other, laughed and said something like 'It'll take you about 12 minutes but if you want a sandwich...'

It must be an Indy thing 'cause I'd never heard of before or since.


"It must be an Indy thing 'cause I'd never heard of before or since."

Well, until tonight when you mentioned!


"Search for this "Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure". should be around $15"

Well, compguy beat me to it but, he's got you heading you in the right direction.

Frau  Fidibus

Mazda Maniacs Matter ...come on, baby, light my fire.


The alleged ISIS gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C - who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001 - pulled up in an Audi and opened fire after police stopped at a red light on the world famous avenue...it's revealed he was released EARLY from 20 year sentence for trying to kill cops

C'est la vie morte!


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Isn't there any way Bannon can tell these loser senators to pound sand?--


Dear Loser Senator Warren and fellow shitheads,
Pound sand.


Steve Bannon


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Agreed. I have one that takes 3.5" drives and smaller, and have used it regularly. It works well. Unless you are careful and very lucky, you will have to reinstall your OS and programs. Your user files are trivial to recover.

If you disk has crashed, try drivesavers in Novato. They did excellent work for me on a SCSI drive formatted in an obscure manner (UFS).


Why it seems like only yesterday that the newly elected Socialist Mayor of Paris decided it would be a good idea to create camps inside Paris to house homeless Islamic refugees.

The roads in Paris must be paved with better intentions than any roads on the planet.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Whatever one thinks of Kirsten Powers it still astounds me that she would date for one second, let alone three months, what is an obviously sick freak.
Weiner can't help what he looks like anymore than The Omen can, but attractive women sure as hell can help saying "yes" when a maladjusted turkey vulture asks them for a date;


BTW, the Zoroastrian religion was remarkably peaceful and utterly unlike Islam which reviles it and mercilessly suppressed it.

i have a good friend from Iran who is a Zoroastrian and it is a fascinating religion. I think Easter (which may be their new year) is particularly fun, if I remember correctly.

Marlene, is that true about Brown? I am jealous as hell.


Was it necessary to have credentials when we recognized Manson as a psychopath?

Most judges took Psych 101.

More than sufficient to declare him mad as Cujo

Clarice Feldman

lurkersusie--he can't fire him--it was a rhetorical dismissal.


Heather Mac Donald on the excruciating solecisms of the Claremont colleges indignants. Appointment reading.

Clarice Feldman

My husband and later my son were best men at two Iranian weddings and truth be told the ceremonies were really Zoroastrian-the Persiand were forced to convert but most in their hearts never abandoned their original religion it seems.


So many players from the past keep showing up.

If Sessions is Adolph Eichman with his Final Solution for illegals..who would be the new
Reinhard Heydrich ? (chief of the Security Police)

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