Washington Times Shutdown?

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TPM’s Ben Frumin reports that the Washington Times may be on the brink of a shutdown: Is The Washington Times’ Continued Operation In Jeopardy?

Things seem to be going from bad to worse at the Washington Times. And the continued operation of the newspaper, which is owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, seems to be in serious doubt.

There’s already been plenty of speculation that the paper might fold or go online-only. Sources at the Times said they fear major changes and that the Moon family feud that’s driving the paper’s turmoil could lead to the Times shutting down in the coming months — with some suggesting that Preston Moon, the reverend’s son who serves as chairman of News World Communications, the parent company of the Washington Times, came close to that decision last weekend.

Others believe the paper, with its relatively modest circulation, could pursue an online-only strategy to harness its growth in that area. They also remain pleased with the new Washington Times radio network.

And the paper itself reported this week that “an independent assessment and leadership team has been organized to address the practicalities of daily operations, and ultimately, the future sustainability of the news organization.”

Still, acting president and publisher Jonathan Slevin told Times employees that “there are no plans to shut the company down.”

Slevin did not return a phone call seeking comment today, and declined to talk to TPM when we reached him yesterday.

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300 comments
1 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:42:14am

Ultimately, yesterdays news can't compete with todays.

2 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:42:33am

bad management? low ad revenue? G-d doesn't like them anymore?

Why are they in such dire straights?

3 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:42:46am

Where will I get the latest anti-vax nirtherism?

With which disreputable buncha lowlifes will I have to associated now in order to dismiss me out of hand?

Where will I go to learn why I need to buy gold now? And my vitamins, where will I get my bio-spectrum, colloidal-silver enhanced vitamins to protect me from H1N1 and other illuminati bio-weapons?

4 Sharmuta  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:43:04am

It would actually be a good thing for this crypto-nativist rag to shut down. A huge loss to that propaganda machine if it comes to pass.

5 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:44:41am

Can't say I'd consider it a great loss if the WT shut down.

They'll be worth watching if they do go to an online only format though. They already pander to racists, bigots, and the like. I bet they'd quickly be infested with some very unsavory commentators.

6 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:45:01am

What will the paper boys do?

7 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:47:43am

They could survive if they'd exclusively cover wedding announcements.

8 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:48:07am

re: #6 bosforus

What will the paper boys do?

Actually, there's probably a 9 year old somewhere following this story with the hopes of never having to deal with that rottweiler down the streeet.

9 tradewind  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:48:43am

re: #2 ggt

Why are they in such dire straights?


Its the Industrial Disease that creeps in when you have all these Brothers in Arms treating a newspaper like it's a Tunnel of Love,
instead of working, they're Twisting by the Pool, getting their Money For Nothin'.///

10 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:48:44am

re: #7 Ben Hur

They could survive if they'd exclusively cover wedding announcements.

:)
Make it a quarterly journal, and you cut down the costs even further.

11 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:49:31am

re: #9 tradewind

Its the Industrial Disease that creeps in when you have all these Brothers in Arms treating a newspaper like it's a Tunnel of Love,
instead of working, they're Twisting by the Pool, getting their Money For Nothin'.///

Lemme tell ya something
Them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister
on your little finger
maybe get a blister on your thumb.

12 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:49:41am
According to the source, the newspaper used a stream of additional investments from the parent company that owns the Times to keep its operation going. But one of the three executives fired on Sunday -- chairman Dong Moon Joo -- was apparently the one responsible for securing those additonal investments.

There they go again.

Blaming the Joos.

13 tradewind  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:50:14am

re: #11 Guanxi88
Maybe they can get some chicks to write for free.

14 Bubblehead II  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:51:36am

Morning Ice. Belated congratulations on yours and Jimmahs upcoming nuptials. Just saw your announcement while browsing through the dead threads this morning.

15 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:52:39am

re: #14 Bubblehead II

Morning Ice. Belated congratulations on yours and Jimmahs upcoming nuptials. Just saw your announcement while browsing through the dead threads this morning.

a wedding???

16 wrenchwench  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:53:41am

As they swirl around the drain, perhaps they can snag WND and take them down with 'em.

17 MandyManners  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:53:56am

re: #9 tradewind

Its the Industrial Disease that creeps in when you have all these Brothers in Arms treating a newspaper like it's a Tunnel of Love,
instead of working, they're Twisting by the Pool, getting their Money For Nothin'.///

Fucking brilliant.

18 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:56:28am

re: #14 Bubblehead II

Morning Ice. Belated congratulations on yours and Jimmahs upcoming nuptials. Just saw your announcement while browsing through the dead threads this morning.

re: #15 ggt

a wedding???

Boy, are you guys behind the times! You know they're expecting their third kid, right?
///

19 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:57:13am

re: #16 wrenchwench

As they swirl around the drain, perhaps they can snag WND and take them down with 'em.

How could you tell?

20 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:57:27am

re: #18 Guanxi88

Boy, are you guys behind the times! You know they're expecting their third kid, right?
///

I knew it was serious when they got a dog. . . .

21 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:58:32am

re: #14 Bubblehead II

Morning Ice. Belated congratulations on yours and Jimmahs upcoming nuptials. Just saw your announcement while browsing through the dead threads this morning.

Hey Bubblehead II! Thanks! Very excited here!

re: #15 ggt

a wedding???

Yep! Jimmah and I are now sharing his undisclosed Soros-funded lair in Scotland, and we're getting married next month. :)

22 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:58:44am

re: #20 ggt

I knew it was serious when they got a dog. . . .

Wife and I started with guinea pigs. Once we realized that we could handle the responsibility, we progressed to a cat, and from there...

23 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:59:27am

re: #21 iceweasel

Yep! Jimmah and I are now sharing his undisclosed Soros-funded lair in Scotland, and we're getting married next month. :)

So, what will the bridesmaids wear? Hillary's gonna have to have some say - you know how she is.

24 Sharmuta  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:59:53am

re: #12 Ben Hur

There they go again.

Blaming the Joos.

LMAO!

25 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 11:59:58am
Washington Times Shutdown?

You mean those armed guards on their third floor weren't just Rhythm Nation tour dancers on the loose?

26 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:00:13pm

re: #23 Guanxi88

So, what will the bridesmaids wear? Hillary's gonna have to have some say - you know how she is.

Is there going to be a golf tourny as part of the festivities?

27 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:00:28pm

re: #7 Ben Hur

They could survive if they'd exclusively cover wedding announcements.

Well, that one day...

28 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:00:37pm

re: #25 bosforus

You mean those armed guards on their third floor weren't just Rhythm Nation tour dancers on the loose?

That makes me think money is involved. Why else armed guards?

29 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:00:57pm

re: #27 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Well, that one day...

They could cover the ice/jimmah wedding!

30 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:01:42pm

re: #23 Guanxi88

So, what will the bridesmaids wear? Hillary's gonna have to have some say - you know how she is.

TANGERINE PANTSUITS FOR EVERYBODY!

31 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:01:44pm

re: #21 iceweasel

Yep! Jimmah and I are now sharing his undisclosed Soros-funded lair in Scotland, and we're getting married next month. :)

And the official presiding: Have you guys decided whether it will be Orthodox Klingon, Reformed Heathen, or Conservative Atheist? These things can split apart in-laws, you know.

My marriage was presided over by a municipal judge in Providence, RI. He joked about the whole thing, saying "I hereby sentence the accused..." right before declaring us man and wife.

32 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:02:33pm

re: #28 ggt

That makes me think money is involved. Why else armed guards?

If I had to guess, there's probably a safe or two up there. Archived data, perhaps.

33 Shiplord Kirel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:02:46pm

The whackadoodle right has had some success moving into the MSM in recent years, just as the MSM is losing its influence. They hijacked the ship only to have it sink from under them.

34 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:03:02pm

re: #12 Ben Hur

There they go again.

Blaming the Joos.

*WHACK*

/

35 Bubblehead II  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:03:49pm

re: #18 Guanxi88

Well, work does kinda interferes with my keeping up with this place. I need to win the lottery.

36 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:04:01pm

re: #34 ausador

*WHACK*

/

You know, you are getting dangerously close to infringing on Mandy's solemn duty.

/

37 Sharmuta  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:04:26pm

Source: Wash Times Managing Editor Tears Up When Asked About Missing Exec Ed

Some new details on this week's turmoil at the Washington Times: A longtime staffer confirms that executive editor John Solomon is nowhere to be seen -- and that the very mention of his name brings managing editor David Jones to tears.

"No one has heard from Solomon and no one knows if he's coming back," the Times staffer tells TPM. "We ask David Jones about his status and he literally tears up."

Weird.

38 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:04:52pm

re: #36 ggt

You know, you are getting dangerously close to infringing on Mandy's solemn duty.

/

Don't stop them. It's been a while.

39 soxfan4life  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:05:13pm

re: #35 Bubblehead II

Well, work does kinda interferes with my keeping up with this place. I need to win the lottery.

Didn't we all win the lottery on 11/04/08?//

40 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:05:43pm

re: #37 Sharmuta

Source: Wash Times Managing Editor Tears Up When Asked About Missing Exec Ed

Weird.

They should check his locker.

41 Killgore Trout  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:06:46pm

re: #37 Sharmuta

Wow, I wonder if he's "missing". Also this...

"The explanation we got as to why Cooperrider and McDevitt were fired was that company leadership tried to get some answers on 'P&L' -- profits and losses -- and couldn't get straight answers from them. This explains the extra security on the 3rd floor. We were told it's standard procedure for companies to protect the area where financial records are kept any time there is a question of how money is being handled. We were told, however, there is no indication of any malfeasance or wrongdoing."


Maybe there has been some embezzlement.

42 Bubblehead II  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:07:15pm

re: #39 soxfan4life

Nope, didn't even get a single number that was on my ticket that night.

43 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:07:30pm

re: #40 Ben Hur

They should check his locker.

Yo ho ho
and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil
had done for the rest
Yo ho ho
and a bottle of rum.

44 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:08:19pm

re: #3 Guanxi88

Where will I get the latest anti-vax nirtherism?

With which disreputable buncha lowlifes will I have to associated now in order to dismiss me out of hand?

Where will I go to learn why I need to buy gold now? And my vitamins, where will I get my bio-spectrum, colloidal-silver enhanced vitamins to protect me from H1N1 and other illuminati bio-weapons?

World Net Daily, surely?

45 lawhawk  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:08:36pm

For more on the newspaper industry's problems, see here for newspaper layoffs in 2009 and papers that have closed or ended print runs.

The industry as a whole has been circling the drain.

But it's not like the tv networks/cable news outlets are doing much better. CNN can't quite figure out who its peer group is; and it's not MSNBC, Fox, CNBC, or the biggish 3.

The NY Post has suffered big declines in its readership compared to the Daily News (and the Times revels in that, even as the Times is busy sacking its staff and remains in serious trouble).

46 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:08:51pm

Did I tell you how much I am loving my new iPhone?

I can be a citizen journalist/photographer now too!

It is really that easy.

47 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:09:06pm

re: #21 iceweasel

Yep! Jimmah and I are now sharing his undisclosed Soros-funded lair in Scotland, and we're getting married next month. :)

OMG for real real? How exciting! I haven't been posting lately or checking in so I just read this. I do believe this is the first LGF related marriage. You guys met on here yes?

I'm really thrilled for you guys!!

48 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:09:16pm

re: #8 bosforus

Actually, there's probably a 9 year old somewhere following this story with the hopes of never having to deal with that rottweiler down the streeet.

My husband was a paperboy. When he was a boy, that is.

49 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:09:37pm

re: #44 SanFranciscoZionist

World Net Daily, surely?

ya know, I'd more or less forgotten about those guys. Shocking negligence on my part. Now, where's that credit card?

50 lawhawk  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:10:06pm

re: #41 Killgore Trout

Take the money and run (what's left of it, that is). If there was embezzlement (criminal acts), they could put a paper that was already on shaky business ground out of business. It may take some time to figure out where the money is, how much is left, and whether it's sufficient to continue operations.

51 soxfan4life  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:10:24pm

re: #48 SanFranciscoZionist

My husband was a paperboy. When he was a boy, that is.

Obviously, when he became a man he would be a paperman.
/whitesmoke

52 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:10:52pm

OT:
The current top ten misunderstood words (concepts) as inferred by the results of the top ten auto-suggestions when googling "define: "
1) love
2) veteran
3) socialism
4) culture
5) ethics
6) integrity
7) science
8) agnostic
9) leadership
10) irony
Something for a sociology major to write a paper about, I suppose.

53 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:10:58pm

re: #48 SanFranciscoZionist

My husband was a paperboy. When he was a boy, that is.

Is he still a paper?

54 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:11:04pm

re: #6 bosforus

What will the paper boys do?

Maybe they can sell GRIT.

[Link: www.flickr.com...]

55 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:11:08pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Take the money and run (what's left of it, that is). If there was embezzlement (criminal acts), they could put a paper that was already on shaky business ground out of business. It may take some time to figure out where the money is, how much is left, and whether it's sufficient to continue operations.

And this is precisely why you DON'T do business as a family, folks.

56 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:11:16pm

re: #30 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

TANGERINE PANTSUITS FOR EVERYBODY!

I loved that pantsuit. Damn, now I'm gonna start crying over the primary again.

57 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:11:22pm

...Yawn... Stretch...Wow ..I just woke up!!
What's up???
Not really...But yeah..really!
Did ya hear...Micheal Jackson died?

Why am I so stiff and ache...?

58 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:12:49pm

re: #57 reloadingisnotahobby

...Yawn... Stretch...Wow ..I just woke up!!
What's up???
Not really...But yeah..really!
Did ya hear...Micheal Jackson died?

Why am I so stiff and ache...?

That you, Honi?

Stupid Washington Irving - gotta steal story ideas from the talmud.

59 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:13:00pm

re: #48 SanFranciscoZionist

My husband was a paperboy. When he was a boy, that is.

As was I. And yes, there was a "rottweiler down the street" from me. Two, actually. And many other breeds of dogs. Luckily, the front yard of the rottweilers had an iron fence.

60 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:13:26pm

re: #51 soxfan4life

Obviously, when he became a man he would be a paperman.
/whitesmoke

"My father is a Republican. My grandfather was chairman of the regional Republican association. When I was young, I was a Young Republican."

61 J.S.  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:13:32pm

re: #45 lawhawk

Google (I suppose) also has played a role in the decline of print newspapers...("Google: the end of the world as we know it.")

62 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:13:45pm

I have to get on with the day.

Have a great one all!

OBTW, "weet" is a word.

so, when we say "weet dreams" on the overnight thread . . .

63 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:14:40pm

re: #62 ggt
In bed?

64 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:14:50pm

re: #60 SanFranciscoZionist

"My father is a Republican. My grandfather was chairman of the regional Republican association. When I was young, I was a Young Republican."

I wish Ainsley Hayes was real.

65 Sharmuta  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:15:00pm

re: #41 Killgore Trout

The plot is thickening.

66 Bubblehead II  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:15:01pm

re: #46 ggt

Then you might be interested in this if you jail break the thing.

Malware cleans out jailbroken iPhones

"iPhone-Privacy-A follows hot on the heels of last weekend's Rickrolling worm that changed the wallpaper on vulnerable iPhones to an image of cheesy '80s pop star Rick Astley. The latest hacking threat exploits the same vulnerability in the iPhone as the ikee worm, allowing hackers to connect to any jailbroken iPhone."

67 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:15:09pm

re: #30 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

TANGERINE PANTSUITS FOR EVERYBODY!

KILTS!

re: #31 Guanxi88

And the official presiding: Have you guys decided whether it will be Orthodox Klingon, Reformed Heathen, or Conservative Atheist? These things can split apart in-laws, you know.

My marriage was presided over by a municipal judge in Providence, RI. He joked about the whole thing, saying "I hereby sentence the accused..." right before declaring us man and wife.

Fortunately we're both Catholic Atheists, so that works out!
Interestingly, it would be much easier for us to get married in the US than in the UK. Weird, huh? The UK makes you jump through more hoops and charges you for a special 'fiancee visa'. Expensive!
We'll post the details after the fact, I think, but we do have something special planned in a seekrit romantic location.

re: #47 marjoriemoon

OMG for real real? How exciting! I haven't been posting lately or checking in so I just read this. I do believe this is the first LGF related marriage. You guys met on here yes?

I'm really thrilled for you guys!!

Yep! For real! I moved to Scotland last week! And we met right here, so, in lieu of wedding presents we're asking people to donate to LGF, if so inclined! :)

68 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:15:54pm

re: #67 iceweasel

"seekrit romantic location"

Hoboken.. I bet it's Hoboken.

69 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:16:35pm

re: #66 Bubblehead II

Then you might be interested in this if you jail break the thing.

Malware cleans out jailbroken iPhones

"iPhone-Privacy-A follows hot on the heels of last weekend's Rickrolling worm that changed the wallpaper on vulnerable iPhones to an image of cheesy '80s pop star Rick Astley. The latest hacking threat exploits the same vulnerability in the iPhone as the ikee worm, allowing hackers to connect to any jailbroken iPhone."

Love it - A Rick Roll on the iPhones. Brilliant!

70 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:17:59pm

Back on topic: looks like some internal family bickering may also play a role:

Family Feud: How Much Is Moon Church Conflict Driving Wash Times Turmoil?

The Sunday firings of executives at the Washington Times and the possible exit of its top editor are apparently being driven more than previously known by last month's transfer of power of the Unification Church and associated business empire from Rev. Sun Myung Moon to his children.

A newsroom source familiar with church politics tells TPM that the root of the shakeup at the Washington Times is a feud between Hyung-jin Moon, 30, and Hyun-jin Moon, 40, also known as Preston, both U.S.-educated sons of church Father Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The church announced in early October -- in an exclusive given, notably, to the Associated Press not the Washington Times -- that day-to-day operations were being handed over to Preston, Hyung-jin, and a third son.

71 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:18:08pm

re: #58 Guanxi88

I just drove 2 hours one way to find out what I need has to be orderd...I'm pissed!!!
Yet, I have to drive back ...in two or three days!
Maybe I'll do it on the 17th,It's my birthday and I'll already be
pissed anyway!!

72 Summersong  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:18:46pm

re: #47 marjoriemoon

I do believe this is the first LGF related marriage. You guys met on here yes?

There were several others. I believe they post elsewhere these days.

73 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:19:30pm

re: #41 Killgore Trout

re: #65 Sharmuta

it's standard procedure for companies to protect the area where financial records are kept any time there is a question of how money is being handled

The "armed guards" are just as I stated when this 1st came up, to ensure EX employees take nothing other than their personal belongings

74 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:21:17pm

re: #67 iceweasel

I've heard some good Scottish jokes, but ewe might not like them. :)

75 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:22:05pm

re: #74 Mad Al-Jaffee

I've heard some good Scottish jokes, but ewe might not like them. :)

"I don't know where you've been, but I see ya took first prize."

76 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:22:17pm

re: #67 iceweasel

Yep! For real! I moved to Scotland last week! And we met right here, so, in lieu of wedding presents we're asking people to donate to LGF, if so inclined! :)

Wow! I sure did miss a lot! You definitely need some green or lizard wear... cufflinks, pins something. Something borrowed, something blue green!

So wonderful. I'm really thrilled for you Ice. My hubby of 10 years and I met on AOL while he was still in the Army actually and stayed in touch for a year as friends before actually meeting. We had a Renaissance faire wedding in Riverside, CA. He wore a kilt, I had a green and white dress. I can't tell you how much fun it was. I hope your day is just as glorious ♥ ♥

77 subsailor68  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:22:30pm

Afternoon all! A bit OT, but interesting:

Despite Uphill Climb, Reid Is Poised to Muscle Health Care Through Senate

Reid is awaiting final word from the Congressional Budget Office on costs and coverage implications of the still-secret bill he submitted more than two weeks ago.

Good grief! What could possibly be in the Senate bill that makes Reid want to keep it secret? Especially after the crap that's in the House version? Could it be even worse?

I really have nothing but disdain for Harry Reid.

78 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:23:11pm

re: #72 Summersong

There were several others. I believe they post elsewhere these days.

Really? I don't remember. Eh screw em! lol

79 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:24:55pm

re: #77 subsailor68

Afternoon all! A bit OT, but interesting:

Despite Uphill Climb, Reid Is Poised to Muscle Health Care Through Senate

Reid is awaiting final word from the Congressional Budget Office on costs and coverage implications of the still-secret bill he submitted more than two weeks ago.

Good grief! What could possibly be in the Senate bill that makes Reid want to keep it secret? Especially after the crap that's in the House version? Could it be even worse?

I really have nothing but disdain for Harry Reid.

You can be assured the feeling is mutual. I'm sure his disdain for you is even more powerful than yours for him. His is certainly more effective, as he can help make you pay for his cunning plan.

80 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:25:29pm

re: #3 Guanxi88

(snip)

With which disreputable buncha lowlifes will I have to associated now in order to dismiss me out of hand?
(snip)

LGF's gotcha covered.

81 soxfan4life  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:25:30pm

re: #77 subsailor68

Disdain would be a step up from what I feel about Reid.

82 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:27:03pm

re: #81 soxfan4life

Disdain would be a step up from what I feel about Reid.

Like Madeline Kahn in Clue?

"Flames, flames, coming up my face and..."

83 subsailor68  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:27:54pm

re: #79 Guanxi88

You can be assured the feeling is mutual. I'm sure his disdain for you is even more powerful than yours for him. His is certainly more effective, as he can help make you pay for his cunning plan.

Hi Guanxi88! LOL! Harry Reid IS Baldrick!

84 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:28:12pm

Some more reasons why the WT will not be a loss:

SPLC report from 2003:
Defending Dixie
The Washington Times has always been conservative and error-prone — now it's helping to popularize extremist ideas

Also:

Founded in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myong Moon, the right-wing cult leader from South Korea, The Washington Times quickly made a name for itself with an approach to news reporting that was unusually ideological.

While the crosstown rival Washington Post moves more than 800,000 papers each weekday, the Times' circulation has never climbed much higher than 100,000. By his own estimate, Moon has spent upwards of $2 billion to keep the unprofitable paper afloat.

And let's not forget they're the erstwhile home of RSM
SPLC in 2005:
The News That Fits
Long criticized for its brand of journalism, The Washington Times makes a habit of publishing the work of extremists — including the wife of the newspaper's managing editor

McCain still works at The Washington Times, where his articles run under headlines like "Backlash Building in White America." Under the direction of Fran Coombs and National Editor Ken Hanner, in fact, McCain puts together the paper's page-two "Culture Briefs" section.

In that section, McCain has used excerpts from racist venues including American Renaissance magazine and the VDARE Web site. (For her part, Coombs has written articles for VDARE and once wrote to American Renaissance with this: "Whites do not like crowded societies, and Americans would not have to live in crowds if our government kept out Third-World invaders.")

85 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:29:18pm

re: #76 marjoriemoon

Did I miss a wedding???
Damn! I have three kegs I've been trying to get rid of for 11 years!
There empty but there's no deposit in Utah!!
Congrat's...

86 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:30:17pm

re: #85 reloadingisnotahobby

Did I miss a wedding???
Damn! I have three kegs I've been trying to get rid of for 11 years!
There empty but there's no deposit in Utah!!
Congrat's...

heheh not me. I'm an old married broad already. On husband #2. There won't be a husband #3, trust me :p

87 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:30:31pm

re: #84 iceweasel

Some more reasons why the WT will not be a loss:

SPLC report from 2003:
Defending Dixie
The Washington Times has always been conservative and error-prone — now it's helping to popularize extremist ideas

Also:

Whites do not like crowded societies? This guy sounds like he could write for "Stuff White People Like", where you can learn that all white people and their children have allergies.

88 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:31:49pm

re: #87 SanFranciscoZionist

Whites do not like crowded societies? (snip)

Don't repeat that loudly, the Dutch will hear

89 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:32:21pm

re: #81 soxfan4life

Disdain would be a step up from what I feel about Reid.

Hey it is a good thing, he is going ahead with his own version instead of trying to pass the House Bill. That means that even if he gets it through the Senate it then has to go to a joint committee to resolve the differences between the two Bills. Then both Chambers have to vote on the compromise version of the bill all over again, it will be well into the election year by then. I honestly have a hard time seeing them get the support they need for this then.

90 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:32:40pm

re: #86 marjoriemoon

So ...What happened to #1...You can trust me...well..
ah...I've never been much to talk..I'm a Mute..or Mut ...
Hienze 57...?

91 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:33:35pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

To late...

92 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:34:39pm

re: #89 ausador

Hey it is a good thing, he is going ahead with his own version instead of trying to pass the House Bill. That means that even if he gets it through the Senate it then has to go to a joint committee to resolve the differences between the two Bills. Then both Chambers have to vote on the compromise version of the bill all over again, it will be well into the election year by then. I honestly have a hard time seeing them get the support they need for this then.

It might just be easier to have reid introduce a blank piece of paper. This way, any possible objection to the bill is immediately defused with "That's not in the bill." This would also work well with the co-branded "Blank Check" that is being used to fund the enterprise.

93 soxfan4life  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:34:56pm

re: #89 ausador

I have to agree with your analysis. Healthcare reform will die a slow painful death.

94 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:35:32pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Don't repeat that loudly, the Dutch will hear

Please they're so stoned outta their tulip-eating minds that they can't hear anything over the banging of their stupid wooden clogs or the dull whirring of their windmills.

95 subsailor68  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:36:43pm

re: #93 soxfan4life

I have to agree with your analysis. Healthcare reform will die a slow painful death.

I tend to agree as well. From the article I linked:

When asked if it's possible to get a bill out of the Senate by Christmas, a senior Senate Democratic leadership aide told Fox News, "We can get a bill done and into conference by mid-December."

I think the article forgot to include the aide's final comment:

"And then it's gonna get real ugly!"

96 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:36:56pm

re: #92 Guanxi88

It might just be easier to have reid introduce a blank piece of paper. This way, any possible objection to the bill is immediately defused with "That's not in the bill." This would also work well with the co-branded "Blank Check" that is being used to fund the enterprise.

I'll add, too, that having a blank bill, paid for with a blank check, signed into law by a blank slate would be a perfect hat-trick.

97 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:37:41pm

re: #94 Guanxi88

Please they're so stoned outta their tulip-eating minds that they can't hear anything over the banging of their stupid wooden clogs or the dull whirring of their windmills.

Mmmm...black tulips.

98 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:38:22pm

re: #94 Guanxi88

We eat Tulips...Damn, it was right here the whole time???

99 charlz  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:39:18pm

re: #89 ausador

imho, the chances that legislation of this size and complexity wouldn't go to conference are miniscule. That may in fact be partly strategic -- load different versions with vote getters to pass the respective houses, whittle the conference version back down by trading off provisions, all the while calculating whether there are sufficient votes for final passage. I'd rather watch sausage being made...

100 Ojoe  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:39:42pm

Moonies, the religionists of bare buns?

101 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:40:23pm

re: #90 reloadingisnotahobby

So ...What happened to #1...You can trust me...well..
ah...I've never been much to talk..I'm a Mute..or Mut ...
Hienze 57...?

Can't say. I'd have to kill ya lol

Let's just say, he liked a bit of the drink. Maybe more than a bit.

102 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:40:50pm

Did Tom Cruise offer to give a beatdown to disobedient members?

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

/Not sure "down" was the right word, I'm thinking "off" was probably closer

103 subsailor68  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:40:54pm

re: #96 Guanxi88

I'll add, too, that having a blank bill, paid for with a blank check, signed into law by a blank slate would be a perfect hat-trick.

Heh! When asked about when the provisions of the bill would be implemented, a senior spokesperson for DHSS responded, "We already have. Didn't you notice?"

"Uh, no. Does this mean I now have to buy insurance?"

"We couldn't find anything about that in the bill. But then again, we couldn't find anything about anything in the bill."

104 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:41:24pm

re: #74 Mad Al-Jaffee

I've heard some good Scottish jokes, but ewe might not like them. :)

But, I might!

HIT MAH!

105 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:43:05pm

re: #98 reloadingisnotahobby

We eat Tulips...Damn, it was right here the whole time???

'Course you do. How else do you explain it?

106 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:43:30pm

re: #104 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

But, I might!

HIT MAH!

If it's not Scottish, it's c r a p !

107 Ojoe  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:43:46pm

re: #104 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How was wire invented?

Two Scotsmen were fighting over a penny.

108 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:44:36pm

re: #104 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

But, I might!

HIT MAH!

What's the most popular Rolling Stones song in Scotland?

Hey, McLeod, Get off of my Ewe!

109 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:44:52pm

re: #107 Ojoe

How was wire invented?

Two Scotsmen were fighting over a penny.

Sure you got the right group?

110 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:45:39pm

re: #107 Ojoe

How was wire invented?

Two Scotsmen were fighting over a penny.

Funny thing about British industrial history was the HUGE role played by scottish engineers and mechanics in developing most of the early improvements on the early steam engines and machine tools. Damned clever with tools, those Scots. Why else would they make sure to put one on the Enterprise?

111 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:45:48pm

re: #105 Guanxi88
...Explian what ?...Look!...Sparks and trails and ...

112 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:45:59pm

re: #98 reloadingisnotahobby

We eat Tulips...Damn, it was right here the whole time???

lol Hubby's family are all big, giant Dutch people, 4 siblings, all over 5'11" including the wimmins. I'm a tiny Jewish person. They adore me. I adore them. What more could I ask for.

113 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:47:38pm

re: #111 reloadingisnotahobby

...Explian what ?...Look!...Sparks and trails and ...

Great thing about being an Ugly American jebilly is there's almost no group I can't find something horribly pig-headed, viciously unfair, and factually incorrect to say something about.

114 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:47:51pm

re: #113 Guanxi88

Great thing about being an Ugly American jewbilly is there's almost no group I can't find something horribly pig-headed, viciously unfair, and factually incorrect to say something about.

115 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:48:16pm

I don't have any Scottish jokes, (yet!) but here's my favourite rant about Scotland, from Trainspotting:

TOMMY: Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish?

RENTON: I hate being Scottish. We're the lowest of the fucking low, the scum of the earth, the most wretched, servile, miserable, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some people hate the English, but I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers. We can't even pick a decent culture to be colonized by. We are ruled by effete arseholes. It's a shite state of affairs and all the fresh air in the world will not make any fucking difference.

116 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:48:19pm

re: #109 Ben Hur

Sure you got the right group?

Yeah, that's the way I heard it too, but being a protestant, I left it be.

117 subsailor68  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:48:40pm

Old joke:

A Scottish soldier walks into a chemist's shop and puts a condom on the counter.

"This has a wee hole in it," he says. "How much to repair it, and how much for a new one?"

The chemist looks at it and says, "Fifty pence to repair, and seventy pence for a new one."

The soldier says, "Hmm...I'll be back shortly."

After an hour or so the soldier returns, puts fifty pence on the counter and says, "The regiment has voted for repair."

118 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:49:13pm

re: #113 Guanxi88

I have never heard the term "Jewbilly".

HA! I KNOW ONE!

119 Ojoe  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:49:47pm

re: #109 Ben Hur

You mean Whig? It is a scottish term originally:

Whig, English political party. The name, originally a term of abuse first used for Scottish Presbyterians in the 17th cent., seems to have been a shortened form of whiggamor [cattle driver]. It was applied (c.1679) to the English opponents of the succession of the Roman Catholic duke of York (later James II), a group led by the 1st earl of Shaftesbury. The Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which the Whigs were joined by many Tories (see Tory), assured a Protestant succession and the constitutional supremacy of Parliament over the king.


Link.

120 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:50:06pm

re: #112 marjoriemoon
...5'11??
Dwarfs I tells ya!!
LOL
Even my sisters are 5'11...
Ok, 5' 4 +...
When I was young I was 6'2...Now ..not so much!

121 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:50:08pm

re: #114 Guanxi88

Great thing about being an Ugly American jewbilly is there's almost no group I can't find something horribly pig-headed, viciously unfair, and factually incorrect to say something about.

hehe jewbilly... I never heard that. All 2 of ya, huh?

Actually I have quite a few friends from Kentucky. We lived in Indiana for a time. Not terribly Jew-friendly.

122 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:50:26pm

re: #118 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I have never heard the term "Jewbilly".

HA! I KNOW ONE!

Yeah, we're out there. In many, many senses of the word.

123 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:50:43pm

re: #84 iceweasel

Others believe the paper, with its relatively modest circulation, could pursue an online-only strategy to harness its growth in that area. They also remain pleased with the new Washington Times radio network.

'Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated"

124 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:51:03pm

Scot threads are getting as popular as boob threads.

*sob*

SAY IT AIN'T SO!

125 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:51:23pm

re: #121 marjoriemoon

Great thing about being an Ugly American jewbilly is there's almost no group I can't find something horribly pig-headed, viciously unfair, and factually incorrect to say something about.

hehe jewbilly... I never heard that. All 2 of ya, huh?

Actually I have quite a few friends from Kentucky. We lived in Indiana for a time. Not terribly Jew-friendly.

West Virginia's where I'm from. Family been there since early 20th. The community is not quite so large today as it was, say, in the 50's, when everybody started moving out.

126 Ojoe  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:51:28pm

re: #110 Guanxi88

All those ships built on the Clyde...

And there is a boiler called the Scottish Boiler.

And James Watt, benefactor of mankind, he was from Scotland.

127 MandyManners  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:51:48pm

re: #102 RogueOne

Did Tom Cruise offer to give a beatdown to disobedient members?

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

/Not sure "down" was the right word, I'm thinking "off" was probably closer

church leader David Miscavige once asserted that Cruise would lend his “Top Gun” muscle to do just that

*snicker*

128 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:53:03pm

re: #110 Guanxi88

Funny thing about British industrial history was the HUGE role played by scottish engineers and mechanics in developing most of the early improvements on the early steam engines and machine tools. Damned clever with tools, those Scots. Why else would they make sure to put one on the Enterprise?

Bought #1 Son a clapped-out 65 Mustang. When we test-drove it, I yelled
"It's over 60!!" He did perfect Scotty: "Aye Cap'n, and she's comin' apart
at the seams."

129 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:53:28pm

re: #125 Guanxi88

West Virginia's where I'm from. Family been there since early 20th. The community is not quite so large today as it was, say, in the 50's, when everybody started moving out.


My girl friend is from a holler in West Virginia. I didn't even know what a holler was until she told me.

130 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:53:32pm

re: #126 Ojoe

All those ships built on the Clyde...

And there is a boiler called the Scottish Boiler.

And James Watt, benefactor of mankind, he was from Scotland.

Exactly. I wanna know whether eating oatmeal and drinking scotch whiskey has some effective on practical and mechanical intelligence, 'cause the history of the industrial revolution reads like the cast of characters from Braveheart.

131 Ojoe  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:54:09pm
132 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:54:31pm

re: #129 filetandrelease

My girl friend is from a holler in West Virginia. I didn't even know what a holler was until she told me.

Just remember - the guy who lives at the end of the holler CHOSE to live there. he will probably NOT appreciate you stopping by unannounced.

133 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:54:36pm

re: #124 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Well!...We need to have a union of sorts!!
A Scottish Boob thread would suit nicely...eh?
Bonnies in kilts only??

134 Gearhead  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:55:09pm

I see I've wandered into the Jewbilly / disobedient member thread.

Here in the deep south we have plenty of both.

135 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:55:19pm

re: #133 reloadingisnotahobby

Well!...We need to have a union of sorts!!
A Scottish Boob thread would suit nicely...eh?
Bonnies in kilts only??

Aye.

136 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:55:34pm

re: #132 Guanxi88

Just remember - the guy who lives at the end of the holler CHOSE to live there. he will probably NOT appreciate you stopping by unannounced.

Good advice. And I think that is where we get our whisky.

137 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:56:22pm

re: #129 filetandrelease

Ya Bastid!!!
We've all thought you were MARRIED!!!
Waz up wid dat??

138 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:56:46pm

Bagpipes were played as my bride and I walked into our backyard reception. Her dad is Scottish, or likes to think he is, not sure which.

139 oldegeezr  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:56:56pm

Hey iceweazil...

I know that my coo does don’t count fer as much as yer regular’s...but I’m just sayin’ my permanent relationship with my best friend and lover, thru thick and thins...have for the last forty-five years...been without exception, the very best experiences of my life...!

All my very, very, best...too you and Jimmah...!

We're into the "tipjar"...but where are you guys...?

Tarjay...Wally...?

140 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:57:09pm

re: #137 reloadingisnotahobby

Sadly, I was.

141 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:57:29pm

re: #133 reloadingisnotahobby

Well!...We need to have a union of sorts!!
A Scottish Boob thread would suit nicely...eh?
Bonnies in kilts only??

re: #136 filetandrelease

Good advice. And I think that is where we get our whisky.

Make sure you swirl it around in the jelly jar a bit before you buy it. You wanna make sure ya don't see a "bead" on top of it. That's fusel oil, and means he did a crap job distilling it. Same thing if it ain't water-clear - means he didn't have a slop-box on his still, and a man who won't take the trouble to run a still right can't be trusted to supply life's necessities.

142 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:58:18pm

re: #141 Guanxi88

By God you are from W Virginia!

143 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:58:48pm

re: #133 reloadingisnotahobby

Well!...We need to have a union of sorts!!
A Scottish Boob thread would suit nicely...eh?
Bonnies in kilts only??

I thought a Scottish Boob was the guy who caught the caber.

144 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:59:05pm

re: #138 bosforus
Ah!
Nary one wey ta teel...
Wot wass under ta kilt??

145 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:59:18pm

re: #141 Guanxi88

Make sure you swirl it around in the jelly jar a bit before you buy it. You wanna make sure ya don't see a "bead" on top of it. That's fusel oil, and means he did a crap job distilling it. Same thing if it ain't water-clear - means he didn't have a slop-box on his still, and a man who won't take the trouble to run a still right can't be trusted to supply life's necessities.

That's weird. How did reloading end up in there?

Just to clarify - the above-quoted text is a recommendation for evaluating the quality of moonshine and other illicitly distilled spirits, and is not a guide for introducing yourself to a scottish girl.

146 Gearhead  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:59:30pm

re: #138 bosforus

Bagpipes were played as my bride and I walked into our backyard reception. Her dad is Scottish, or likes to think he is, not sure which.



So that WAS you...

147 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 12:59:37pm

re: #121 marjoriemoon

Actually I have quite a few friends from Kentucky. We lived in Indiana for a time. Not terribly Jew-friendly.

Indiana isn't "jew friendly"? Have you been here after the 1920's?

148 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:00:11pm

re: #142 filetandrelease

By God you are from W Virginia!

Moonshine QC is one of the only reliable ways to tell a hillman from a flat-lander.

149 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:01:38pm

re: #148 Guanxi88

We are going to try and get up to Snow Shoe this year if the weather and timing permit. Weather being a major winter storm.

150 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:01:44pm

re: #148 Guanxi88

Do NOT get me started on West Virginia jokes. My family's from there and a bunch of them have truth in them...

151 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:02:40pm

re: #144 reloadingisnotahobby

Ah!
Nary one wey ta teel...
Wot wass under ta kilt??

I wasn't about to ask.

re: #146 Gearhead


So that WAS you...

Yeah, but my honeymoon went a lot smoother.

152 Gearhead  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:02:59pm

re: #150 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Do NOT get me started on West Virginia jokes. My family's from there and a bunch of them have truth in them...

If you get divorced, are you still cousins?

(old Alabama joke)

153 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:03:31pm

cya folks

154 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:03:45pm

re: #125 Guanxi88

West Virginia's where I'm from. Family been there since early 20th. The community is not quite so large today as it was, say, in the 50's, when everybody started moving out.

One of my bosses makes fun of me because I like country music, I use the word "cuss" instead of "swear" and say "ain't" on occasion. He says a Jewish, girl from NYC shouldn't oughta talk like that. (Ok, I added the "oughta" :p)

155 vxbush  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:06:07pm

re: #138 bosforus

Bagpipes were played as my bride and I walked into our backyard reception. Her dad is Scottish, or likes to think he is, not sure which.

Someone was playing bagpipes not too far from my office this afternoon, I assume to respect Veteran's Day.

156 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:06:22pm

Isn't it funny how ,when ya remember things...in the past ...
...ah...and ...ah ya ...don't!??

157 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:06:53pm

re: #152 Gearhead

If you get divorced, are you still cousins?

(old Alabama joke)

What does a WV divorce and a Florida hurricane have in common?
Either way, somebody gonna lose a trailer.

158 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:07:04pm

Tea-bagpipes are something else entirely.

159 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:07:55pm

re: #154 marjoriemoon
War's he gettin offin ...so damned ..Uppity??
Sum peoples I swears!!

160 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:08:42pm

re: #147 RogueOne

Indiana isn't "jew friendly"? Have you been here after the 1920's?

I lived in Michigan City for about 4 years, late 70s. Maybe 100 Jewish families. I was checked for horns while I lived in Indiana, for real... no offense, but glad to be out of that wretched place.

161 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:09:22pm

re: #160 marjoriemoon

I was checked for horns while I lived in Indiana, for real...

LOL

That shit happened to me in Utah.

Really.

162 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:10:21pm

re: #157 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
I got me three of them ther trailers...
Ya'll know sumpin I dun't...!

163 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:11:02pm

Jeez,

Just was CC'd on a work email addressed to "Ben" and I almost effen replied!

I think I'm developing a condition.

164 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:11:14pm

re: #160 marjoriemoon

I lived in Michigan City for about 4 years, late 70s. Maybe 100 Jewish families. I was checked for horns while I lived in Indiana, for real... no offense, but glad to be out of that wretched place.

In the '20s Indiana was super-KKK country. A governor ran openly on it.

165 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:12:11pm

re: #148 Guanxi88

Moonshine QC is one of the only reliable ways to tell a hillman from a flat-lander.

Don't get me started on the sugar-spirit versus white lightnin' dispute. Sugar spirit AIN'T moonshine; it'll get the job done, but it's cheating, and is low-class.

I recall when a fairly and discretely famous moonshiner one county over fro where I grew up got busted. It was a subject of general dismay and concern when his still was destroyed, as even the State Police and ATF local agents agreed it was one of the best, most beautiful stills they'd ever seen. Man made damned fine corn liquor, took pride in his work, and had a waiting list for each run.

166 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:12:27pm

You two got check for horns? As in devil horns or something? Wow, I never heard of that.

They didn't find any did they?

//

167 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:12:37pm

re: #154 marjoriemoon

P.S...Oughta's Is a word!!

Sumwares...

168 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:13:10pm

re: #167 reloadingisnotahobby

P.S...Oughta's Is a word!!

Sumwares...

I cudden say.

169 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:13:46pm

re: #161 Ben Hur

LOL

That shit happened to me in Utah.

Really.

lol You know, it's AMAZING how many Jews had this experience. I honestly thought it was far and few between, but not so much.

My dad owned a restaurant in IN and one of the waitresses, a schoolgirl like me, 15-16, her father was a minister. We got to talking and I mentioned we were Jewish. She said, "You? Your mom and dad?" I said, "Yea." And I saw her eyes go to the top of my head. All very subconsciously on her part. I knew what she was looking for. I caught her all that day trying to see my head, my mom and dad's head.

Anyway, the next day she quit. WhatEVA.

170 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:14:11pm

re: #162 reloadingisnotahobby

Long as ya ain't got wives in each uv'em you'll be alright.

171 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:14:44pm

re: #165 Guanxi88

My brother once bought some moonshine from a local blues musician we both knew (he died a few weeks ago.) He told my brother his source was good, because it's the same guy the sheriff buys his shine from.

172 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:15:02pm

re: #166 filetandrelease

You two got check for horns? As in devil horns or something? Wow, I never heard of that.

They didn't find any did they?

//

She asked if I had bumps.

You know, Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses with horns?

It's a mis-translation of the Hebrew Bible.

Moses had "rays of light" coming from his head.

"Rays" and "Horns" share a similar Hebrew word, "Karna'im."

So some believe we have horns of some sort.

(Ironically, she found a real one later...)

173 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:15:20pm

re: #164 Decatur Deb

In the '20s Indiana was super-KKK country. A governor ran openly on it.

In Missouri an extermination order was placed on Mormons in 1838 which was not officially rescinded until 1976.
I didn't want to go there anyway, geesh!

174 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:15:21pm

re: #169 marjoriemoon

lol You know, it's AMAZING how many Jews had this experience. I honestly thought it was far and few between, but not so much.

My dad owned a restaurant in IN and one of the waitresses, a schoolgirl like me, 15-16, her father was a minister. We got to talking and I mentioned we were Jewish. She said, "You? Your mom and dad?" I said, "Yea." And I saw her eyes go to the top of my head. All very subconsciously on her part. I knew what she was looking for. I caught her all that day trying to see my head, my mom and dad's head.

Anyway, the next day she quit. WhatEVA.

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

175 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:16:19pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

And Sephardics are just straight up horny.

176 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:16:27pm

re: #171 Mad Al-Jaffee

My brother once bought some moonshine from a local blues musician we both knew (he died a few weeks ago.) He told my brother his source was good, because it's the same guy the sheriff buys his shine from.

Our guy was known to supply local law enforcement, at least two mayors, and an unknown number of clergy.

177 vxbush  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:16:31pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

I'm shocked that anyone would ever do that. Goodness, and I grew up in Indiana. Such barbarism.

178 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:16:36pm

re: #168 Guanxi88
Dumb ass...Ya speltt it rung!

179 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:16:38pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

I'm a southern Baptist. All purity and light, I am.

180 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:17:11pm

re: #172 Ben Hur

You must grab him by his horns,
Then we have a big party

181 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:17:40pm

re: #170 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
I'm in Utah!!
Who'z ta knoow?

182 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:18:19pm

re: #172 Ben Hur

LOL, funny shit there.

183 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:18:29pm

re: #172 Ben Hur

She asked if I had bumps.

You know, Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses with horns?

It's a mis-translation of the Hebrew Bible.

Moses had "rays of light" coming from his head.

"Rays" and "Horns" share a similar Hebrew word, "Karna'im."

So some believe we have horns of some sort.

(Ironically, she found a real one later...)

DOH!!!

184 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:18:35pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

You get horns from drinking Catholic baby blood, a tail from Protestant ababy blood.

185 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:18:35pm

re: #179 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I'm a southern Baptist. All purity and light, I am.

Reminds me of a joke I learned at a sensitivity training seminar. It was presented as an example of inappropriate workplace humor.

"Three theological truths:

Protestants don't recognize the Pope's authority in spiritual matters;
Jews don't recognize the divinity of Jesus in the New Testament;
Baptists don't recognize each other in the liquor store."

186 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:19:03pm

Oughta can also be used as a negative as in:

"You oughtent have bought that damn furrin car, we's buy fords round heres causin we support America!"

187 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:19:55pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

You're wrong. Borat showed me the horns, and he was in Kazakhstan.
//

188 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:20:10pm

re: #172 Ben Hur
Your sense of "Irony" is disturbing ...yet humorous!

189 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:20:46pm

re: #187 Walter L. Newton

You're wrong. Borat showed me the horns, and he was in Kazakhstan.
//

Borat's an Uzbek - what can you expect from such people but deception?

190 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:20:56pm

re: #185 Guanxi88
Do you know why Baptists don't make love standing up?

They don't want anyone to think they are dancing.

191 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:20:56pm

re: #185 Guanxi88

Mote of truth in that too. A Baptist minister friend of mine's wife bakes liquor desserts around Christmas.

He goes to a liquor store a hundred miles away. I am completely serious.

I asked him if he wanted me to grab some on my next trip to the ABC store. He looked at me kinda strange. I said, "Ray? I ain't that kind of Baptist."

192 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:21:40pm

It helps to know these things, as a minority and all.

Half the stuff I know about Christianity comes from having to explain stuff about der Juden.

193 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:22:08pm

Obama Grants FOXNEWS Interview -- Day After Anita Dunn Steps Down... Developing...

[Link: www.drudgereport.com...]


Hitler just called, he needs an ice scraper

194 Gearhead  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:22:28pm

Never heard of the horns thing. Wow.

Growing up where I did, you'd think I would have at some point.

195 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:22:50pm

re: #189 Guanxi88

Borat's an Uzbek - what can you expect from such people but deception?

196 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:23:05pm

re: #190 Mad Al-Jaffee

True bit (that I heard from an interview with one of the Riverdance dancers) the arms by the sides was so the clergy couldn't see they were dancing.

True? Dunno. But a cool story anyway, so, what the hell.

197 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:23:11pm

re: #193 sattv4u2

Obama Grants FOXNEWS Interview -- Day After Anita Dunn Steps Down... Developing...

[Link: www.drudgereport.com...]


Hitler just called, he needs an ice scraper

AND before anyone jumps all over me, that was a WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER referenece, NOT equating anyone with anything!

198 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:23:49pm

re: #194 Gearhead

Me niether, I guess that is a good thing.

199 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:02pm

OK.

Just saw a pic of the chick maulled by a chimp.

What has been seen, cannot be unseen.

200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:09pm

re: #186 ausador

My mother-in-law actually says, "Orta".

I just look at her and giggle.

201 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:21pm

re: #196 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
It did show off the ...ah.. boobs better tho ,eh?

202 SixDegrees  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:30pm

re: #199 Ben Hur

OK.

Just saw a pic of the chick maulled by a chimp.

What has been seen, cannot be unseen.

Chimps are not pets.

203 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:31pm

re: #174 Guanxi88

I am so sick of that horns crap. Everybody knows that only German Jews have the horns. Most Eastern European Jews have a tail.
///

I laminate far too often about having a tail. Really. I wish it was never lost in evolution. Although it's probably because I've owned far too many cats in my life, but how cool would that be? Would it be fashionable to have hair or no hair? People would wrap it with scarves, bracelets, tattoo it. There would be tail etiquette. I could go on, but you'll think I'm certifiable.

204 sattv4u2  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:36pm

re: #193 sattv4u2

Obama Grants FOXNEWS Interview -- Day After Anita Dunn Steps Down... Developing...

[Link: www.drudgereport.com...]


Major Garrett will conduct interview with Obama in China next week...

205 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:24:50pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

My mother-in-law actually says, "Orta".

I just look at her and giggle.

Warshing machines. Had one of those in every place I grew up in.

206 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:25:46pm

re: #203 marjoriemoon

I laminate far too often about having a tail. Really. I wish it was never lost in evolution. Although it's probably because I've owned far too many cats in my life, but how cool would that be? Would it be fashionable to have hair or no hair? People would wrap it with scarves, bracelets, tattoo it. There would be tail etiquette. I could go on, but you'll think I'm certifiable.

Kinky!

207 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:25:58pm

re: #196 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

True bit (that I heard from an interview with one of the Riverdance dancers) the arms by the sides was so the clergy couldn't see they were dancing.

True? Dunno. But a cool story anyway, so, what the hell.

At your lesiure check Youtube for "Dancing on Dangerous Ground." It's
brilliant (Jean Butler) and includes a sequence that makes great spoof of
the "hands down" bit.

208 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:26:23pm

re: #203 marjoriemoon

I laminate far too often about having a tail. Really. I wish it was never lost in evolution. Although it's probably because I've owned far too many cats in my life, but how cool would that be? Would it be fashionable to have hair or no hair? People would wrap it with scarves, bracelets, tattoo it. There would be tail etiquette. I could go on, but you'll think I'm certifiable.


Thencame the ROCKING CHAIR!!
Poof!..We've adapted!!

209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:26:42pm

re: #205 Guanxi88

Warshing machines. Had one of those in every place I grew up in.

THERE'S NO FUCKING "R" IN WASH!

210 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:27:05pm

re: #208 reloadingisnotahobby

Yes ..you are !! But love ya ant whooo!

211 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:27:25pm

re: #195 Guanxi88

[Video]

Uzbeks are the weak link the great Soviet Chain. Do not give Uzbeks money or matches.

212 vxbush  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:12pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

THERE'S NO FUCKING "R" IN WASH!

And I knew a fantastic English professor who has so distinguished in every way--except he couldn't stop saying "warsh" and it proved where he was from.

213 Jack Burton  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:17pm

re: #205 Guanxi88

Warshing machines. Had one of those in every place I grew up in.

See... just what I said yesterday. There are things in every regional accent that make me want to cringe or laugh. It doesn't however make the speaker an idiot no matter how bad one wants to use GWB's pronunciation of 'nuclear' to be proof he's a slack jawed yokel.

214 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:37pm

re: #203 marjoriemoon

I laminate far too often about having a tail. Really. I wish it was never lost in evolution. Although it's probably because I've owned far too many cats in my life, but how cool would that be? Would it be fashionable to have hair or no hair? People would wrap it with scarves, bracelets, tattoo it. There would be tail etiquette. I could go on, but you'll think I'm certifiable.

Would Wind-up please report to 203!!!

215 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:49pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Depends where you are. It's like the way I learned to tell, in the south and in appalachia, about how dangerous the environment was. The more syllables in the word "Jew," the greater the wisdom in stashing my "yamaha" in my coat pocket.

216 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:50pm

re: #207 Decatur Deb

Hey, Deb? Can you please narrow that down a bit? Only 197 hits on youtube.

217 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:28:53pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
Who the hell could do THAT in a washingmachine anyway!
Sit down and have another ...FBV!!LOL

218 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:29:37pm

re: #212 vxbush

And I knew a fantastic English professor who has so distinguished in every way--except he couldn't stop saying "warsh" and it proved where he was from.

And that accent you've tried so desperately to conceal - pure West Virginia. Tell me, was your daddy a coal miner? Did he stink of the earth?

219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:29:51pm

re: #213 ArchangelMichael

See... just what I said yesterday. There are things in every regional accent that make me want to cringe or laugh. It doesn't however make the speaker an idiot no matter how bad one wants to use GWB's pronunciation of 'nuclear' to be proof he's a slack jawed yokel.

My father-in-law says "crick" for creek. He's a 1. War hero (seriously) and 2. a flipping genius.

220 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:30:12pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Some Utah vernacular:
Sunday = Sundee
Monday = Mondee, etc...

Spanish Fork = Spanish Fark

Creek = Crik

221 vxbush  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:30:34pm

re: #218 Guanxi88

And that accent you've tried so desperately to conceal - pure West Virginia. Tell me, was your daddy a coal miner? Did he stink of the earth?

Heh heh...PIMF. He *was*.

I'm from Indiana. 'Nuff said.

222 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:30:41pm

re: #219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

So it's not just a Utah thing!

223 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:30:49pm

re: #220 bosforus

Some Utah vernacular:
Sunday = Sundee
Monday = Mondee, etc...

Spanish Fork = Spanish Fark

Creek = Crik

Wife = Wives
/

224 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:30:57pm

re: #219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

My father-in-law says "crick" for creek. He's a 1. War hero (seriously) and 2. a flipping genius.

It's like that with a lotta words. One way you could tell an outsider was to listen for them to stumble over certain words or place-names. You could be from the next county over, and have no freakin' clue as to how to pronounce the name of the town you were in.

225 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:31:34pm

re: #218 Guanxi88

And that accent you've tried so desperately to conceal - pure West Virginia. Tell me, was your daddy a coal miner? Did he stink of the earth?

Quid pro quo, Dr. Lector.

226 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:31:37pm

re: #216 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey, Deb? Can you please narrow that down a bit? Only 197 hits on youtube.

I'll dig it out, it's about ten short videos. If you hit one, the others should
be around it.

227 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:31:39pm

re: #219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
Thank him for me and mine!!!
And all VET's!!
Bless you !

228 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:31:53pm

re: #223 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Wife = Wives
/

Oh, the good ol' days!

229 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:33:23pm

Just to be fair to the Indiana folks, I did make some good friends there and thank goodness for facebook, found them again :) So I certainly didn't mean to disparage and entire state of racists... I mean people LOL

I slay me...

230 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:33:28pm

Bubbler = Milwaukee.

231 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:34:09pm

re: #160 marjoriemoon

Anyone, regardless of race or nationality, would be happy to get out of Michigan City.

232 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:34:57pm

re: #220 bosforus

Ya'll kiss yo mama wit dat same mooth??
Shame shame,shame...LOL
I was in Spanishfork this AM!
Ya'll didn't miss nuttin...I used a time dela...Excuse me !There's someun at da doo!!

233 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:35:02pm

re: #230 Ben Hur

Bubbler = Milwaukee.

OMG I lived in Milwaukee a few years too! The long "a" with the midwesterners. My mom taught Head Start there too and they'd say little red "wayy-gon" (wagon).

We had no clue what a bubbler was.

They say pop too (soda).

234 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:35:13pm

re: #225 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Quid pro quo, Dr. Lector.

Loved the parts they shot in WV - that's really what the place looked like, but with fewer serial killer victims. And jodie foster got the accent (someone from there trying to lose it) just about right.

235 Chip Designer  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:35:21pm

I always thought that Bill Gertz of the Washington Times was one of the best reporters covering the Pentagon.

236 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:35:29pm

re: #229 marjoriemoon

Just to be fair to the Indiana folks, I did make some good friends there and thank goodness for facebook, found them again :) So I certainly didn't mean to disparage and entire state of racists... I mean people LOL

I slay me...

On Facebook, did they recognize you by your horns?
/// (evidently big time sarcastic humor on my part)

237 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:35:30pm

Anyone else mention the Drudge headline?


Obama Grants FOXNEWS Interview -- Day After Anita Dunn Steps Down... MORE...
DRUDGE has learned, Major Garrett will conduct interview in China next week...
NYT: Admin originally said they would not give net any interviews for remainder of '09...

238 Jack Burton  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:02pm

re: #219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

My father-in-law says "crick" for creek. He's a 1. War hero (seriously) and 2. a flipping genius.

My history teacher in junior high said "Warshington DC". I giggled every time but I know the guy was a genius.

My favorite localism is how my friend from Brooklyn says the word 'radiator'.

239 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:11pm

re: #216 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey, Deb? Can you please narrow that down a bit? Only 197 hits on youtube.

Here's the prologue. I'm not sure all the bits are still mounted. It's better
than "Riverdance" because it has a narrative plot--Diarmuid and Graine.

240 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:39pm
241 Decatur Deb  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:39pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

242 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:40pm

re: #231 RogueOne

Anyone, regardless of race or nationality, would be happy to get out of Michigan City.

It's just so depressing. Probably central state is a little more exciting. Hell, I live in Miami now (love it) but we have a reputation here too. We used to kill the tourists, but I think they stopped that now.

243 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:36:50pm

re: #230 Ben Hur

Really??
I thought bubbler was a Bidet??

244 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:37:11pm

re: #233 marjoriemoon

OMG I lived in Milwaukee a few years too! The long "a" with the midwesterners. My mom taught Head Start there too and they'd say little red "wayy-gon" (wagon).

We had no clue what a bubbler was.

They say pop too (soda).

Boston's got bubblah for a fountain, frapp for a milkshake, tonic for a carbonated beverage, and so one.

245 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:37:24pm

re: #243 reloadingisnotahobby

Really??
I thought bubbler was a Bidet??

You're using it wrong!

246 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:37:55pm

re: #236 Walter L. Newton

On Facebook, did they recognize you by your horns?
/// (evidently big time sarcastic humor on my part)

I have that big Jewish hair that covers them.

247 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:37:57pm

re: #242 marjoriemoon

It's just so depressing. Probably central state is a little more exciting. Hell, I live in Miami now (love it) but we have a reputation here too. We used to kill the tourists, but I think they stopped that now.

Rental cars in FL used to have special license plates, not anymore.

248 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:38:00pm

re: #232 reloadingisnotahobby

Ya'll kiss yo mama wit dat same mooth??
Shame shame,shame...LOL
I was in Spanishfork this AM!
Ya'll didn't miss nuttin...I used a time dela...Excuse me !There's someun at da doo!!

My word, have you ever left Utah?! I have no idea what any of that jibberish means!

249 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:38:55pm

re: #245 Guanxi88
The watter was cool!!

250 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:39:21pm

re: #242 marjoriemoon

It's just so depressing. Probably central state is a little more exciting. Hell, I live in Miami now (love it) but we have a reputation here too. We used to kill the tourists, but I think they stopped that now.

I hope so, I'll be in Miami right after Thanksgiving.

251 Ben Hur  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:39:37pm

re: #240 iceweasel

That 2nd one, Buddy, is my dog's effen TWIN!!!

Unreal.

252 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:39:49pm

re: #245 Guanxi88

You're using it wrong!

What a bubbler might look like:
[Link: www.candcliquidators.com...]

253 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:40:28pm

re: #240 iceweasel

For Veterans' Day:

Videos of Dogs Greeting Their Returning Vets

Here's one:

[Video]

Don't think I've seen dogs so happy to see their vet!
/obligatory awful joke

254 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:40:42pm

re: #248 bosforus

HELL no !!
I'm from California!!
They told me to get the &^%*&^ out and I didn't have a boat!
So here I am!!

255 Randall Gross  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:40:58pm

Heads up for anyone who is experiencing slow load time here - I was too until I updated video drivers. I think it's important for Nvidia users who might have upgraded flash recent, transferred to W7, or some like event.

The site is just popping open now.

256 cliffster  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:41:17pm

On vacation, but felt the need to throw into the LGF nether this: My hat is off and my hand outstretched to all veterans past and present. To you I owe a debt that can never be repaid except by trying every day to make your sacrifices worthwhile.

257 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:41:37pm

re: #254 reloadingisnotahobby

Oh, so you're one of those Californians. I see. I'm keepin' an eye on you!

258 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:41:39pm

re: #250 RogueOne

I hope so, I'll be in Miami right after Thanksgiving.

hehe you'll be fine. What part? N S E W?

Perfect time to come btw.

259 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:42:23pm

re: #257 bosforus

Oh, so you're one of those Californians. I see. I'm keepin' an eye on you!

But what do I care? I'm from Phoenix.

260 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:43:27pm

re: #258 marjoriemoon

Miramar actually. There's a new movie theater coming to town.

261 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:44:32pm

re: #260 RogueOne

Miramar actually. There's a new movie theater coming to town.

Ah okie. Yea, good time to come. Tourist hunting season is really over by Thanksgiving :p

262 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:44:46pm

re: #257 bosforus

Good luck with that!!
Buaaahahaha!!

263 Cannadian Club Akbar  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:45:53pm

re: #260 RogueOne

Miramar actually. There's a new movie theater coming to town.

South Beach has topless sections and the girls are models:)

264 webevintage  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:46:33pm

re: #237 RogueOne

Anyone else mention the Drudge headline?


God, I hate his website.
Not just for the stupid shit, but it is just so damn messy & cheap looking...

265 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:46:45pm

re: #261 marjoriemoon

I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been in that neighborhood (of florida) for probably 20 years.

266 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:47:20pm

re: #263 Cannadian Club Akbar

South Beach has topless sections and the girls are models:)


And it is the happiest beach in FL.

267 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:48:21pm

re: #263 Cannadian Club Akbar

South Beach has topless sections and the girls are models:)

Nude beach at Hallover, N. Mia Bch... but it's all old hippies and not nearly exciting.

Old nekkid hippies. How's that for an appetite suppressant.

268 Cannadian Club Akbar  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:48:36pm

re: #266 filetandrelease

And it is the happiest beach in FL.

I used to go to a place across from the beach and eat black bean nachos and drink rum runners. Can't remember the name. And this was every weekend.

269 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:49:32pm

re: #265 RogueOne

I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been in that neighborhood (of florida) for probably 20 years.

Everything has changed down here, majorly. You won't recognize it. Miramar is better on the west end than the east end.

270 RogueOne  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:49:33pm

re: #267 marjoriemoon

Nude beach at Hallover, N. Mia Bch... but it's all old hippies and not nearly exciting.

Old nekkid hippies. How's that for an appetite suppressant.

I. CANNOT. WAIT!

I've already let everyone know I'm coming back with NO tan lines!

271 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:49:53pm

re: #268 Cannadian Club Akbar
Those rum runners will do that.

272 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:50:34pm

re: #253 bosforus
That means alot to you!!
Even if it was only to the store and back!!LOL
Then again...my dogs a little weird!
Most excellent!!

273 bosforus  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:52:29pm

re: #272 reloadingisnotahobby

That means alot to you!!
Even if it was only to the store and back!!LOL
Then again...my dogs a little weird!
Most excellent!!

Yes, obligatory awful jokes do mean a lot to me. :)

274 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:53:08pm

My Grandparents on my fathers side were Spanish Jews who immigrated to Beckley West Virginia in the 30s and opened a spanish style resturant. Believe it or not they did so well they retired early and moved to Florida, who knew hillbillies and coal miners would like spanish cooking?

275 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:53:21pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

THERE'S NO FUCKING "R" IN WASH!

There is in Baltimore.

276 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:54:32pm

re: #274 ausador

My Grandparents on my fathers side were Spanish Jews who immigrated to Beckley West Virginia in the 30s and opened a spanish style resturant. Believe it or not they did so well they retired early and moved to Florida, who knew hillbillies and coal miners would like spanish cooking?

Beckley? Holy sh*t! My family settled not too far from there when they came here. Were they at Bnai Jacob, do you know?

277 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:55:44pm

re: #270 RogueOne

I. CANNOT. WAIT!

I've already let everyone know I'm coming back with NO tan lines!

Definitely do South Beach, but it's super pricey. I lived on the beach in the 80s when it was still hip but not overpopulated with the beautiful people just yet. And yea, a cafe con leche and cuban toast was a couple bucks. Little stand on Ocean Drive hehe I had a 1 bedroom on 15th and Meridan and then another on West Avenue, S. Bay Club. Man what a fun time that was.

278 Cannadian Club Akbar  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:55:44pm

OT- I interview for a management job tomorrow in Tampa. The place is opening near me and I have to drive 60 miles for the interview. The place I am trying to get into had over 500 people put in applications for just regular employees. I'm feeling kinda good.

279 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:56:06pm

re: #240 iceweasel

That deserves a million updings.

280 Shiplord Kirel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 1:56:51pm

re: #209 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

THERE'S NO FUCKING "R" IN WASH!

My mother's Texan family says "warsh" and "pursh" among similar usages. They seem to be very proud of this for some reason. I wouldn't fault them for this, except that when I was a child, they made a point of heaping ridicule on my father's impoverished Ozark hillbilly relatives. I remember when we were visting my dad's folks when I was about nine years old. We stopped at an Ozark gas station, bought some sodas and accidentally left them on the counter. The girl who worked there, who looked to be about twelve years old, ran after us yelling, "Is these youins'es sodies." My mother laughed till she hurt and encouraged my siblings and me to do likewise. We mocked the poor girl all the way back to Texas. I was nearly grown before I started to realize how stupid and cruel this was.

My dad himself, along with his older brother, escaped Ozarkia when they very young, joined the air force, went to college, and eventually retired as generals. My brother "Judas" (who takes after my mom's family) is the only one of my dad's five sons who was not a field grade officer. Indeed, three of us have doctorates. Despite their pretenses and belonging to a very prominent Texas clan, none of my mom's siblings or nieces and nephews ever earned a post-graduate degree, or held commissioned rank (indeed none of them ever served), or made it past the service manager stage.

Not all rednecks are created equal, I guess.

281 What, me worry?  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:00:22pm

re: #278 Cannadian Club Akbar

OT- I interview for a management job tomorrow in Tampa. The place is opening near me and I have to drive 60 miles for the interview. The place I am trying to get into had over 500 people put in applications for just regular employees. I'm feeling kinda good.

Oooo you on the west coast? You got Ida?

282 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:01:19pm

Since we're talking about the Joos:

283 filetandrelease  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:02:26pm

re: #278 Cannadian Club Akbar

OT- I interview for a management job tomorrow in Tampa. The place is opening near me and I have to drive 60 miles for the interview. The place I am trying to get into had over 500 people put in applications for just regular employees. I'm feeling kinda good.

Good luck, Tampa is a great city. Good friends there, good fishing, good times.

284 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:10:17pm

re: #276 Guanxi88

Beckley? Holy sh*t! My family settled not too far from there when they came here. Were they at Bnai Jacob, do you know?

I don't know sorry, that was long before my time and they were very reluctant to talk about their time in West Virginia for some reason. They were not very observant by the time I got to know them, I'm not sure they ever were.

285 Guanxi88  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:11:40pm

re: #284 ausador

I don't know sorry, that was long before my time and they were very reluctant to talk about their time in West Virginia for some reason. They were not very observant by the time I got to know them, I'm not sure they ever were.

No shock - coal country was rough for everyone, especially in those days, and it went double for Bohunks and other furriners.

286 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:12:15pm

re: #278 Cannadian Club Akbar

OT- I interview for a management job tomorrow in Tampa. The place is opening near me and I have to drive 60 miles for the interview. The place I am trying to get into had over 500 people put in applications for just regular employees. I'm feeling kinda good.

I wish you the best of luck. One prayer sent from this location for you. :)

287 HappyWarrior  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:18:29pm

If true this really isn't surprising. Most people around here read the Post even those who may agree with the editorial positions that the Times take more. Add that with the decline of newspapers and presto you got yourselves a declining paper.

288 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:25:15pm

re: #240 iceweasel

Bury me under my dog.

289 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:26:45pm

re: #280 Shiplord Kirel

Nice.

290 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 2:49:21pm

re: #243 reloadingisnotahobby

Really??
I thought bubbler was a Bidet??

Oh, that is a truly scary mental image. I need to go wash my eyes now...

/here in Madison, the word is used often enough to know it.

William

291 Barbarian at the Gate  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 3:23:40pm

This is unfortunate because our nations capital deserves a balance of editorial opinions in its newspapers. A one newspaper town (especially a big town like D.C.) is not in anyone's interests.

292 RealismRox  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 3:43:58pm

re: #291 Barbarian at the Gate

I haven't seen it in print, but the Washington Examiner seems to have become a more relevant paper lately than the Times.

293 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 4:39:05pm

re: #21 iceweasel

Yep! Jimmah and I are now sharing his undisclosed Soros-funded lair in Scotland, and we're getting married next month. :)

Heh. I knew all along you were in the UK. Is Soros paying for your wedding bash? I heard he is a real piker compared to the Zionists, and you're not even gay.

294 iceweasel  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 5:20:06pm

re: #293 Alouette

Heh. I knew all along you were in the UK. Is Soros paying for your wedding bash? I heard he is a real piker compared to the Zionists, and you're not even gay.

Heh-- Seriously, I was in the US until last week. I swear!
Our sinister union will be blessed from all sorts of nefarious liberal sources, we hope.

295 prairiefire  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 5:31:24pm

re: #294 iceweasel

Oooh, I will bless it from My nefarious liberal source! Congratulations! Have a Wonderful journey together!

296 prairiefire  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 5:33:49pm

re: #280 Shiplord Kirel

My mom says "warsh" and my kiddos laugh. I make them stop. Can't get All of Kansas out of the ol' gal!

297 prairiefire  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 5:38:42pm

re: #199 Ben Hur

That was really, really, really bad.

298 BethesdaDog  Wed, Nov 11, 2009 8:55:47pm

re: #277 marjoriemoon

Definitely do South Beach, but it's super pricey. I lived on the beach in the 80s when it was still hip but not overpopulated with the beautiful people just yet. And yea, a cafe con leche and cuban toast was a couple bucks. Little stand on Ocean Drive hehe I had a 1 bedroom on 15th and Meridan and then another on West Avenue, S. Bay Club. Man what a fun time that was.

And I lived on Miami Beach when South Beach was known as "Bagel Beach." (50's and 60's). There were no models there and who was there you wouldn't want to see nude. Believe me.

Some would say Miami Beach was at its best in the '50's and early '60's. That was the era of the big night clubs. I was too young for that, but it was great for my parents' generation.

And Haulover was for fishing...just fishing.

299 Irish Rose  Thu, Nov 12, 2009 6:23:08am

re: #179 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I'm a southern Baptist. All purity and light, I am.

I'm an evil Protestant.

300 Irish Rose  Thu, Nov 12, 2009 6:27:53am

re: #278 Cannadian Club Akbar

Stop for a Cuban coffee while you're there.


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