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1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 8:48:00pm
2 Gus  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 8:48:06pm

Pretty stupid. Won’t comment.

3 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:23:53pm

An ad for Anne Coulter? Really?

I suppose the bright side is its wasting money in her name.

4 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:50:13pm

The song in my head:



When I feel lonely here, don’t waste my time with tears
I run ‘Deep Throat’ again, it ran for years and years
Don’t like the food I eat, the cans are running out
Same food for years and years, I hate the food I eat

When the world is running down
You make the best of what’s still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what’s still around

5 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:05:01pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Had this song stuck in my head the last few days.

6 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:15:54pm

Man, I started checking out their other songs and these guys are awesome.

7 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:17:16pm
8 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:41:43pm

Probably had to be there(it was great by the way), but it is what it is:

an earlier track.

Good times. Especially on a stakedoarb.

9 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:52:52pm

Some Boogie Music…

10 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:06:28pm

re: #9 Kragar

Oh yeah. That sounds like a great time.

11 Single-handed sailor  Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:42:57pm

If you live in the East SF Bay Area there is a cool iPhone app for your Fire District called Pulse Point. It lets you know of Fire Response Incidents, as well as notifies you of local need for CPR, and hopefully you can respond faster than the fire department. That will be an interesting metric to follow.

12 freetoken  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 12:07:09am

It’s a cold and rainy night in San Diego… a good night to stay indoors with Beethoven:

13 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 12:10:27am

We just had a pleasant dusting of snow here in Germany, just enough to lighten up the landscape, not enough to hinder traffic.

14 Single-handed sailor  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 12:51:28am
15 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 1:45:22am

Glenn Beck: Media and Occupy sit ‘closer to the communists’ than Democratic Party

Creating a spectrum of the “scale of freedom,” he argued that “People are fleeing the parties. And they are standing somewhere in-between.”

On Beck’s spectrum, the Democratic Party stands close to “total government,” which includes fascism, communism, totalitarianism, and the “theocratic state.” The GOP stands slightly farther away from government control. The Constitution is fairly close to total anarchy and freedom, while the tea party, he goes on, lies somewhere between the apparently broad gap between the GOP and the Constitution.

16 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 2:53:54am

re: #15 Kragar

The Democrats are the ones close to theocracy. Huh.

17 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 2:56:45am

re: #12 freetoken

When I want to reinforce my own structured thinking, I listen to JSB:

When I want to spur myself to be more creative, I listen to WAM:

I haven’t figured out yet what LvB is good for, for me, yet. But I like it!

18 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:09:25am

When I inspire someone to change their nic, I know I posted something worth posting.

19 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:12:27am

re: #18 Kragar

I’m mostly just still sleepy but you can kind of claim credit for inspiring me.

20 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:13:01am

re: #19 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’m mostly just still sleepy but you can kind of claim credit for inspiring me.

lol

21 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:13:41am

I should be sleeping but I’m messing around with Skyrim.

22 dragonath  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:40:48am

There’s a debate over transportation funding going on in Pennsylvania.

Corbett’s plan rests on one key proposal from a transportation funding advisory commission he put together at the start of his term: lifting a cap built into a longstanding tax on fuel at the wholesale level.

Removing that lid on the so-called oil company tax in the three steps that Corbett proposes over the next five years would generate nearly $2 billion in new funds annually by 2018, when the cap would be totally eliminated. That’s based on current pricing levels.

“It is time for oil and gas companies to pay their fair share of the cost of the infrastructure supporting their industry,” Corbett said in his budget address.

I’m not convinced about Corbett’s newfound evangelism, especially when fracking operators pay such a low tax.

It got the attention of the purity squad, however:

Americans for Tax Reform, the Washington-based group led by antitax leader Grover Norquist that circulated the pledge among members of Congress and state legislatures, issued its decree Wednesday.

“It is a tax,” said spokesman Patrick Gleason.

Unfortunately, even with $2 Billion dollars more in revenue, the state is probably going to let the $6 Million subsidy to the Pittsburgh-Philadelpha rail line wither on the vine.

The great mystery is how much of that cost will be passed onto the consumer.

The plan, as proposed, does not contain any mechanism to prohibit that.

And when the funding commission released its 2011 report, the going estimate was that it could cost as much as 20 cents per gallon of gas, if distributors and retailers passed that entire tab onto motorists.

Oh hey. If you listen to the arguments the state is making, they’re blaming fuel efficient cars for their funding woes, an argument also used in Virginia.

23 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 3:41:09am

15 minutes sneaking around and taking out an entire band of bandits unseen and then I realize I hit the wrong camp.

24 lawhawk  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 4:52:50am

Greets and saluts from the frozen tundra of the NYC metro area. Not nearly as bad as New England, where some spots got 2-3 feet, but plenty bad. 10-12 inches in Northern NJ, much lower amounts in and around the southern part of NYC, but pushing 2-3 feet along Eastern Long Island.

The storm totals are pretty impressive and the range is just as crazy.

Roads are a mess across much of the area, particularly on Long Island where major roads are closed because of abandoned cars and accidents. My own block got plowed out a couple of hours ago and the roads are down to asphalt. Not too shabby.

25 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 5:22:45am

re: #22 dragonath

There’s a debate over transportation funding going on in Pennsylvania.

I’m not convinced about Corbett’s newfound evangelism, especially when fracking operators pay such a low tax.

It got the attention of the purity squad, however:

Unfortunately, even with $2 Billion dollars more in revenue, the state is probably going to let the $6 Million subsidy to the Pittsburgh-Philadelpha rail line wither on the vine.

Oh hey. If you listen to the arguments the state is making, they’re blaming fuel efficient cars for their funding woes, an argument also used in Virginia.

The Pledgemaster probably will get most of the tax revenue, if not all of it, spiked. State legislators still fear crossing Grover Norquist on what he regards as a major issue.

26 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:15:14am

Good morning Lizards. Clear and a cool 25 F here in the middle of Philadelphia.

Only a dusting of snow here in Center City. Didn’t drop below freezing at ground level until pretty late, so we got drizzle for a lot longer.

I presume snow depths are higher in the suburbs and as one proceeds north.

Quiet time with a cup of tea while contemplating whether to cook a full breakfast or not. “Quiet” is relative since Cat A just hid in the bathroom sink and then did a “death from above” bombing attack on Cat B. They are now tearing around the apartment. All in good fun mind you!

27 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:30:38am

re: #26 Feline Fearless Leader

Good morning Lizards. Clear and a cool 25 F here in the middle of Philadelphia.

Only a dusting of snow here in Center City. Didn’t drop below freezing at ground level until pretty late, so we got drizzle for a lot longer.

I presume snow depths are higher in the suburbs and as one proceeds north.

Quiet time with a cup of tea while contemplating whether to cook a full breakfast or not. “Quiet” is relative since Cat A just hid in the bathroom sink and then did a “death from above” bombing attack on Cat B. They are now tearing around the apartment. All in good fun mind you!

It’s all in good fun until the claws come out…

28 Inner Partisan  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:33:41am

And of course, most of these songs are blocked here in Germany. Sigh.
Anyway, here’s what’s been in my head for quite some time now:

29 BongCrodny  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:34:19am

re: #5 Kragar

Had this song stuck in my head the last few days.

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On a scale of one to ten, that was pretty fucking awesome.

30 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:38:34am

re: #27 Dark_Falcon

It’s all in good fun until the claws come out…

Join the Tanks

31 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:38:41am

Oh, and Destro is still minimizing the genocidal actions of the Bosnian Serbs back in the 1990’s. Please take a moment to give him the downdings he is asking for and has so richly earned.

/spits

32 BongCrodny  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:39:47am

re: #15 Kragar

Glenn Beck: Media and Occupy sit ‘closer to the communists’ than Democratic Party

On Beck’s spectrum, the Democratic Party stands close to “total government,” which includes fascism, communism, totalitarianism, and the “theocratic state.”

I’ve always wanted to be a fascist, communist, totalitarian and theocrat.

33 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:41:42am

re: #31 Dark_Falcon

Oh, and Destro is still minimizing the genocidal actions of the Bosnian Serbs back in the 1990’s. Please take a moment to give him the downdings he is asking for and has so richly earned.

/spits

I do not understand his thought process.
At all.

34 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:43:15am

re: #29 BongCrodny

On a scale of one to ten, that was pretty fucking awesome.

Agree, I am pleased to see that Germany has started turning out some really good music in recent years.

35 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:43:19am

re: #33 Varek Raith

I do not understand his thought process.
At all.

It can best be described as follows:

36 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:44:06am

re: #30 Feline Fearless Leader

Join the Tanks

I want that on a T-shirt!!!

37 makeitstop  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:46:07am

Morning, Honcos,

The weather guy just said that my little corner of LI got about 27 inches of snow last night. Our power did not go out, we stayed warm and enjoyed tasty beverages, and except for the 2 feet of snow in our driveway, we’re fine.

How’d everyone else do?

38 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:46:55am

re: #37 makeitstop

Morning, Honcos,

The weather guy just said that my little corner of LI got about 27 inches of snow last night. Our power did not go out, we stayed warm and enjoyed tasty beverages, and except for the 2 feet of snow in our driveway, we’re fine.

How’d everyone else do?

Got a bit of ice Friday morning in the DC area.
That was it.
Oh, and crazy wind.

39 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:51:46am

re: #32 BongCrodny

I’ve always wanted to be a fascist, communist, totalitarian and theocrat.

Oddly, there’s a place for you in the Capuchins.

40 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:53:37am

re: #29 BongCrodny

On a scale of one to ten, that was pretty fucking awesome.

Hans Holbein meets Bertolt Brecht.

41 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 6:58:58am

re: #36 Sol Berdinowitz

I want that on a T-shirt!!!

Probably might be able to find it somewhere.

It’s a picture of a recruiting poster that was on display at the Armor Museum in Fort Knox about three years ago. Of course, that museum has since been moved to Fort Benning, though the Patton Museum and the Military Police Museum stayed in Fort Knox I believe. So whether the poster moved or not is unclear.

(Heh. Just Google image “Join the Tanks” and it’s all over.)

42 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:13:08am

re: #41 Feline Fearless Leader

Cafe Press has it as a mousepad, at least. Means they have the artwork.

43 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:19:52am

re: #42 Decatur Deb

Cafe Press has it as a mousepad, at least. Means they have the artwork.

[Link: www.cafepress.com…]

Just do a Google Image on “Join the Tanks” and it turns up all over the place.

44 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:24:14am

Mornin’ everyone…Lawhawk out shovelling Madison Avenue yet?

45 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:25:16am
46 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:25:24am

re: #44 darthstar

Mornin’ everyone…Lawhawk out shovelling Madison Avenue yet?

I think he is taking pictures first.

47 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:26:56am

re: #46 Feline Fearless Leader

I think he is taking pictures first.

It’s only pretty until the plows come through.

48 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:27:26am

re: #44 darthstar

Mornin’ everyone…Lawhawk out shovelling Madison Avenue yet?

he would, but Bloomberg doesn’t allow beverages larger than 16 oz to replenish his fluids lost!!
/

49 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:27:59am

re: #47 darthstar

It’s only pretty until the plows come throughdogs need to go out .

ftfy

50 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:32:22am

re: #49 sattv4u2

ftfy

Oh, just let the dogs out…it’s when they come back in that matters. My wife used to have me walk the dogs every time they needed out at our ski cabin. This year, the cabin’s on a quiet street with only three or four houses beyond us before it dead ends, so we just let them go out and poop themselves silly…then in the morning I carry a shovel and fling anything left by our or our neighbors’ driveways.

51 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:32:34am

Speaking of which
It’s Good To Have Friends

Dad lives just outside of Boston. Younger sister lives about a 25 minute drive from him
Driving ban in effect so she can’t go check on him
ALAS, I have a lifelong friend that lives in the same town as dad and she’s on her way over (walking,,, 20 minutes in good conditions,,, today,,???) to check on him

52 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:32:37am

re: #29 BongCrodny

On a scale of one to ten, that was pretty fucking awesome.

Agreed.

53 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:34:14am

re: #43 Feline Fearless Leader

[Link: www.cafepress.com…]

Just do a Google Image on “Join the Tanks” and it turns up all over the place.

Just checked—looks like Cafe Press automatically makes any submitted artwork available as their full line of items. They have the old 571st Squadron symbols, and it went out of business in 1945.

54 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:34:30am

re: #38 Varek Raith

Got a bit of ice Friday morning in the DC area.
That was it.
Oh, and crazy wind.

Where in DC? Here in northern Alexandria, we got squat.

55 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:35:05am

re: #54 chadu

Where in DC? Here in northern Alexandria, we got squat.

Manassas.

56 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:35:18am

re: #54 chadu

Where in DC? Here in northern Alexandria, we got squat.

Benefit of living close to those who have the HAARP controls.
//

57 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:36:43am

re: #55 Varek Raith

Ah, I dig.

NoVA Lizardim, represent!

(complicated and somewhat humorous salute)

Y’all!

58 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:42:48am

So here’s something that’s pretty cool…any SF Bay Area lizards are encouraged to check it out. There’s this grand piano that is in poor condition someone wanted to get rid of, and the local guy who tunes pianos said it wasn’t worth restoring completely, so he built a small platform overlooking the pacific, and he and a few other musicians (standing bass, accordion, violin, etc.) get together every night around 5pm this month and play the same sonata until the sun sets into the Pacific. Once the last of the corona disappears, they stop. We went last night and caught the end of it…quite lovely.

At the end of the month, I think they’re going to do a piano bonfire.

[Link: halfmoonbay.patch.com…]

59 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:44:22am

re: #56 Feline Fearless Leader

Benefit of living close to those who have the HAARP controls.
//

Not true!

Back when we had Snowpocalypse, I saw a guy cut in half by a gigantic, razor-edged snowflake!*

* Not really; I saw a guy slip and fall on his ass in the snow while trying to dig out his car.**

** Full disclosure: I was that guy.

60 dragonath  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:45:03am

re: #59 chadu

Ninja snowflakes?

61 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:45:15am

re: #58 darthstar

so he built a small platform overlooking the pacific
At the end of the month, I think they’re going to do a piano bonfire.

Would be cool if they decided to fall into the ocean WITH the instruments as a final “swan song” WHILE STILL PLAYING!!

62 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:49:30am

W. suburban Boston: the snow was up so high (2+ feet) against our storm doors that they wouldn’t open. Fortunately we have a sliding door to our deck in the back and I was able to get out that way, shovel out the stairs down to the ground, and then trudge through knee-deep snow to the front to unblock one of the front doors. The alternative would have been to take the glass out of a screen door and get out that way — that, or just call for help.

63 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:50:18am

re: #61 sattv4u2

so he built a small platform overlooking the pacific
At the end of the month, I think they’re going to do a piano bonfire.

Would be cool if they decided to fall into the ocean WITH the instruments as a final “swan song” WHILE STILL PLAYING!!

It’s kind of fun…checking out the crowd, it pretty much reinforced the idea that there’s pretty much just hippies and yuppies (and yuppie/hippie hybrids like myself) living in this area.

64 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:52:43am

re: #60 dragonath

[Link: adventuretime.wikia.com…]

65 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:55:23am

re: #61 sattv4u2

so he built a small platform overlooking the pacific
At the end of the month, I think they’re going to do a piano bonfire.

Would be cool if they decided to fall into the ocean WITH the instruments as a final “swan song” WHILE STILL PLAYING!!

66 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:58:28am

re: #62 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I Survived The Blizzard Of 78 (in my mid 20’s at the time)
Boston received a record 27.1 inches of snow;

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

67 lawhawk  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:01:12am

You want thundersnow? You’ve got it. Courtesy of yesterday’s blizzard out in Middle Island NY.

And if that doesn’t make you thunderstruck, then this will (AC/DC of course):

68 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:01:38am

re: #31 Dark_Falcon

Oh, and Destro is still minimizing the genocidal actions of the Bosnian Serbs back in the 1990’s. Please take a moment to give him the downdings he is asking for and has so richly earned.

I mentioned that to you that last night but I think you’d already left the thread. In any case, here’s my reply to Destro’s gibbering, genocide-minimizing idiocy.

69 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:02:21am

re: #66 sattv4u2

I Survived The Blizzard Of 78 (in my mid 20’s at the time)
Boston received a record 27.1 inches of snow;

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Survived…were you trapped in your car? I ‘survived’ the blizzard of 78 on TV from California and I was only 14.

70 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:02:48am

re: #67 lawhawk

Thundersnow is always a freak-out. Period. Full stop.

71 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:04:47am

The usual pattern of Islamist warfare: 1) Lose any hope of military victory 2) start blowing yourself up
Men Wearing Explosives Arrested in Mali

Malian officials say two men who were allegedly wearing explosives were arrested near Gao on Saturday, a day after a suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint near the northern city.

72 lawhawk  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:06:59am

re: #44 darthstar

Not in NYC but in NJ, and just finished clearing away about a foot of snow total. Without the snowblower, I’d still be out there. Gonna warm up a bit before grabbing the camera and shooting the scenes out here. Very pretty and it’s a bright blue sky. Windy though.

Madison Ave and the rest of Manhattan got cleared pretty quick - the Sanitation Department goes to town like you wouldn’t believe - and the City now has an app that lets you track where the plows are or have been. I think it’s something that other metro areas ought to adopt, so you can get an idea of road conditions and when your area will get plowed out.

73 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:07:16am

re: #69 darthstar

Survived…were you trapped in your car? I ‘survived’ the blizzard of 78 on TV from California and I was only 14.

Survived, as in no stores open for days ,,, no cars/trucks allowed on the streets for a week,,, power outages (YOU survive in 25 degree weather with no heat or lights),, backbreaking shoveling with no place to put the snow

I hope your TV was at least a color one, or else what a hardship it must have been on you

74 lawhawk  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:08:05am

re: #70 chadu

I think it’s absolutely awesome. I’m a weather geek so love to see all that kind of weird weather and sky conditions.

75 lawhawk  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:11:46am

re: #66 sattv4u2

Let’s see, I went through the blizzard of 78 in NYC - I remember 5-6 foot drifts on my block and it took a couple of days for plows to come through the area. First and only time I can remember them closing schools.

Then, I was up in Albany for the blizzard of 1993. Amazing amounts of snow, but it’s Albany, then they just pushed the snow into the Hudson River and things were up and running a day later. Blizzard of 2003? In NJ, and had to shovel out the car, but not too bad otherwise.

This storm? Not as bad as the others based on where I was at the time, but it definitely put down record snows into New England and parts of Long Island. 30 inches of snow or more is a whole lot of snow.

Oh, and it’s going to be in the 40s this week, so flooding now becomes a concern.

76 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:13:27am

U.S. drone strike kills 2 Al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Pakistan

Two Al-Qaeda linked commanders were killed in the U.S. drone strike that targeted a militants’ safe haven in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area last night, local media reported on Saturday.

Quoting unidentified military sources, local TV channel Dawn reported on Saturday that the U.S. drones that pounded a house at the border area of North and South Waziristan agency killed seven people including two Al-Qaeda linked commanders.

The killed leaders were Abu Majid-al-Iraqi and a Yemen national Sheikh Abu Waqas, said the report.

Sheikh Abu Waqas was a bomb and explosives expert, and he was having a very distinguished position in the group.

77 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:15:06am

re: #74 lawhawk

Not disagreeing with you, mang.

78 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:15:44am

re: #75 lawhawk

Let’s see, I went through the blizzard of 78 in NYC - I remember 5-6 foot drifts

5-6 foot drifts were the norm in Boston. When they finally went to plow Route 128 (makes a big semi circle about 15 miles outside of Boston) the plows were actually driving over the tops of the buried cars that were abandoned on the road

79 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:15:53am

re: #73 sattv4u2

Survived, as in no stores open for days ,,, no cars/trucks allowed on the streets for a week,,, power outages (YOU survive in 25 degree weather with no heat or lights),, backbreaking shoveling with no place to put the snow

I hope your TV was at least a color one, or else what a hardship it must have been on you

Color yes, but we didn’t have cable…just three stations (ABC, CBS, PBS)…it was fucking torture and it lasted for years.

80 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:16:29am

re: #79 darthstar

Color yes, but we didn’t have cable…just three stations (ABC, CBS, PBS)…it was fucking torture and it lasted for years.

Oh, the humanity!

81 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:16:39am

A friend’s car in Portland, Maine.

Image: 561729_10152533970770389_914190459_n.jpg

82 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:17:00am

re: #68 Interesting Times

I mentioned that to you that last night but I think you’d already left the thread. In any case, here’s my reply to Destro’s gibbering, genocide-minimizing idiocy.

Thank you for that. Even if we often disagree politically, I appreciate the help in giving the troll the clubbing he deserves.

83 Targetpractice  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:17:39am

re: #81 darthstar

A friend’s car in Portland, Maine.

Image: 561729_10152533970770389_914190459_n.jpg

So…uhm…where’s the car?

//

84 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:18:09am

re: #76 Killgore Trout

U.S. drone strike kills 2 Al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Pakistan

Do you wake up to war porn?

85 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:18:19am

re: #75 lawhawk

I was in DC for the blizzard of 1995, and let me tell you that walking 10 blocks (and back!) thru 3 foot drifts to the supermarket for basic essentials was not fun.

86 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:18:28am

re: #82 Dark_Falcon

Thank you for that. Even if we often disagree politically, I appreciate the help in giving the troll the clubbing he deserves.

Whoops. Wrong troll. Can we sic them on each other?

87 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:19:22am

re: #75 lawhawk

re: #84 darthstar

A friend’s car in Portland, Maine

A typical photo from 78
Image: 2251003428_e223f51253.jpg

(thats a highway, btw)
((and some of the other “drifts” are totally buried cars))

89 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:21:14am

re: #83 Targetpractice

So…uhm…where’s the car?

//

Our car was buried like that over Xmas at our ski cabin - we had 36” over a few days…took me a couple of hours to dig out the front of it after the plow cleared the road, then I drove it from beneath the canopy to brush it off. Took the big Cat five minutes to clear our driveway…made me want one.

90 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:22:43am

re: #76 Killgore Trout

Sheikh Abu Waqas was a bomb and explosives expert, and he was having a very distinguished position in the group

Ahh, such promise, wasted!!
/

91 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:22:58am

re: #88 Killgore Trout

Holy craps!

92 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:23:56am

re: #90 sattv4u2

Sheikh Abu Waqas was a bomb and explosives expert, and he was having a very distinguished position in the group

Ahh, such promise, wasted!!
/

Just another chance for advancement within the organization for some young go getter.

93 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:24:14am

re: #87 sattv4u2

re: #84 darthstar

A friend’s car in Portland, Maine

A typical photo from 78
Image: 2251003428_e223f51253.jpg

(thats a highway, btw)

I recall that storm in Chicago…due to the “lake effect” we first got 4” of sleet, topped by 4” more snow then 4” of sleet on top of that. A veritable shit sandwich that shut the town down for days…

That was the year I moved to Arizona.

94 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:25:03am

re: #87 sattv4u2

I remember the blizzard of 78…but the more you cite it the more I’m going to mock you…demz da rulez of teh intertubez. And most of the people on the internets weren’t even alive then.

Okay…time to do some laundry duty for the missus. BBL.

95 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:26:56am

Man, the sidewalks are already basically perfectly clear. Tort law for the win!

96 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:27:05am

re: #76 Killgore Trout

U.S. drone strike kills 2 Al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Pakistan

Yeah, but if given the chance we have people in this country that would be just like Al-Qaeda too!!

//

97 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:27:27am

“Where the hell am I supposed to put this shit??”

Image: 628x471.jpg

98 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:27:51am

re: #94 darthstar

I remember the blizzard of 78…but the more you cite it the more I’m going to mock you…demz da rulez of teh intertubez. And most of the people on the internets weren’t even alive then.

Okay…time to do some laundry duty for the missus. BBL.

Your “mocking” skills need some work!

99 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:29:18am

re: #86 William Barnett-Lewis

I have really gotten tired of that particular troll. I summed up my feelings like this last night:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

This was Destro, not stabby. What Destro said was worse than what stabby said, by an order of magnitude.

100 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:29:51am

re: #71 Killgore Trout

The usual pattern of Islamist warfare: 1) Lose any hope of military victory 2) start blowing yourself up
Men Wearing Explosives Arrested in Mali

Not solely owned by Islamists. Just dig into military history and you start finding suicidal behaviors by losing sides. Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese in WW2 is the easy one to find. The Germans had similar stuff going on including a fighter squadron planning on purposefully ramming enemy bombers.

101 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:31:32am

re: #75 lawhawk

Let’s see, I went through the blizzard of 78 in NYC - I remember 5-6 foot drifts on my block and it took a couple of days for plows to come through the area. First and only time I can remember them closing schools.

Then, I was up in Albany for the blizzard of 1993. Amazing amounts of snow, but it’s Albany, then they just pushed the snow into the Hudson River and things were up and running a day later. Blizzard of 2003? In NJ, and had to shovel out the car, but not too bad otherwise.

This storm? Not as bad as the others based on where I was at the time, but it definitely put down record snows into New England and parts of Long Island. 30 inches of snow or more is a whole lot of snow.

Oh, and it’s going to be in the 40s this week, so flooding now becomes a concern.

Weathertainment-Industrial-Complex

102 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:32:16am

re: #71 Killgore Trout

The usual pattern of Islamist warfare: 1) Lose any hope of military victory 2) start blowing yourself up
Men Wearing Explosives Arrested in Mali

Yeah but we have people in the United States that would do that too.

//

103 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:34:02am

re: #99 Dark_Falcon

This was Destro, not stabby. What Destro said was worse than what stabby said, by an order of magnitude.

Yeah, I realized I’d popped up the wrong troll & edited my post accordingly. Destro likes big stupidities; Stabby likes constant stupidities…

104 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:34:15am

re: #93 Sol Berdinowitz

I recall that storm in Chicago…due to the “lake effect” we first got 4” of sleet, topped by 4” more snow then 4” of sleet on top of that. A veritable shit sandwich that shut the town down for days…

That was the year I moved to Arizona.

My parents stayed but they’ve often told me about how bad it was. Chicago did open up again faster than Boston, but we had it bad again the next year. In 1979 Chicago got slugged with a huge storm that dump an immense amount of snow on a Friday during the PM rush hour. The lack of progress in clearing the snow from the 79’ blizzard did something not done before or since: It caused the Chicago Machine to lose the mayoral election that year.

105 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:34:56am

re: #102 Gus

Yeah but we have people in the United States that would do that too.

//

We’re not even committed enough to sign up for a one month gym membership!!

106 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:37:03am

Time-saving tomato tip, taken from Twitter:

107 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:38:03am

re: #103 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I realized I’d popped up the wrong troll & edited my post accordingly. Destro likes big stupidities; Stabby likes constant stupidities…

In case you haven’t done so already, folks (I know you have Will), here’s Destro’s mega-turd; Please downding it. It deserves an Annefrance level of negative karma.

108 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:38:13am

re: #105 sattv4u2

We’re not even committed enough to sign up for a one month gym membership!!

That’s going to be my new PC moral equivalency response to any international news from now on. We do it too! Derp.

109 Political Atheist  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:38:19am

re: #99 Dark_Falcon

Was Destros stuff truly reportable do you think? I found my finger hovering over that click, but I hate to cry wolf.

110 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:39:40am

re: #109 Political Atheist

Was Destros stuff truly reportable do you think? I found my finger hovering over that click, but I hate to cry wolf.

Yes, I think it is.

111 erik_t  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:40:51am

re: #103 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I realized I’d popped up the wrong troll & edited my post accordingly. Destro likes big stupidities; Stabby likes constant stupidities…

Destro is the 2013 Nor’easter, Stabby is Buffalo lake-effect?

112 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:45:19am

re: #110 Dark_Falcon

Yes, I think it is.

Looking at the Bill Ayers fan club page. That’ll be good for our reputation.

113 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:47:06am

re: #112 Gus

Looking at the Bill Ayers fan club page. That’ll be good for our reputation.

Que??

114 dragonath  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:47:15am

re: #107 Dark_Falcon

This one is probably worse.

Some of his pages are useful, but it’s going to be hard for me to take them seriously from now on. His positions are antithetical to the liberal viewpoint and he has an agenda a mile long.

115 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:48:26am

re: #112 Gus

Looking at the Bill Ayers fan club page. That’ll be good for our reputation.

By erik-t’s formulation, ‘War on Music’ is a Chicago blizzard of shit. Not as bad as a full-on Nor’easter, but still one Hell of a mess.

116 anonymous gun expert  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:48:38am

re: #110 Dark_Falcon

Yes, I think it is.

I don’t know. Comparing repressive regimes is like comparing syphilis and gonorrhea.

117 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:50:08am

re: #116 anonymous gun expert

I don’t know. Comparing repressive regimes is like comparing syphilis and gonorrhea.

One makes it a pain to piss, the other kills? There is still a range there that can be useful to remember.

118 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:50:28am

re: #113 sattv4u2

Que??

Anti-Israel Troll ‘War on Music’ has adopted the nic of ‘Billy the Weatherman’, after bomb-detonating radical-left terrorist William Ayers.

119 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:50:40am

Destre: #113 sattv4u2

Que??

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

120 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:51:50am

re: #119 Gus

Dest

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

if you visit that Page, please upding me.

121 dragonath  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:52:54am

I still can’t believe someone updinged that first comment supporting Milosevic. Jeez.

122 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:53:41am

re: #120 Dark_Falcon

if you visit that Page, please upding me.

Done. This place has been really strange over the past week. All over the place too and not in one general direction. Don’t like it.

123 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:54:58am

re: #121 dragonath

I still can’t believe someone updinged that first comment supporting Milosevic. Jeez.

It might have been have been a mistake.

124 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:55:18am

re: #122 Gus

Done. This place has been really strange over the past week. All over the place too and not in one general direction. Don’t like it.

Eye of the hurricane, or simply that short chaotic period while the tide might be changing and a new current coming to the fore?

125 dragonath  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:56:56am

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

Doubt it. That user has posted some pretty far out stuff at times.

126 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:57:04am

re: #124 Feline Fearless Leader

Eye of the hurricane, or simply that short chaotic period while the tide might be changing and a new current coming to the fore?

Maybe.

127 erik_t  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 8:58:22am

re: #122 Gus

Done. This place has been really strange over the past week. All over the place too and not in one general direction. Don’t like it.

Frankly, Charles may need to buy a bigger barbecue.

128 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:01:39am

re: #124 Feline Fearless Leader

Eye of the hurricane, or simply that short chaotic period while the tide might be changing and a new current coming to the fore?

Several weather systems of intense emotion, all of them featuring some severe DERPS, have converged on LGF. And when some of them collided with Destro’s anti-Americanism and butthurt need for attention…

The result may be called “The Perfect DERP-Storm.”

129 erik_t  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:02:46am

re: #128 Dark_Falcon

Several weather systems of intense emotion, all of them featuring some severe DERPS, have converged on LGF. And when some of them collided with Destro’s anti-Americanism and butthurt need for attention…

The result may be called “The Perfect DERP-Storm.”

I believe the technical term is “trolliological bomb”.

130 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:05:47am

Interesting. Destro is claiming that the USA had “rape camps” set up in Iraq and was met with strong opposition. Seems to be a counter argument to what was going on here last night in the main thread. Curious thing that is.

131 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:06:30am

I’m surprised then that that comment wasn’t updinged.

//

132 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:06:31am

A cool hour long documentary on the discovery of richard III
Richard III: The King In The Car Park

Some of the people involved were a little nutty.

133 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:10:42am

re: #130 Gus

Interesting. Destro is claiming that the USA had “rape camps” set up in Iraq and was met with strong opposition. Seems to be a counter argument to what was going on here last night in the main thread. Curious thing that is.

Destro was comparing Abu Ghraib with the orders-of-magnitude worse actions of the Bosnian Serbs. Iraqis prison did have rape rooms but that was under another of Destro’s “Middle East Heroes”, Saddam Hussein.

Overall, his comments also made clear he is still suffering from 3rd-stage Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS).

134 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:11:34am

re: #94 darthstar

I remember 78, and I remember helping him dig out our (short) driveway.

It took six hours.

135 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:14:21am

re: #133 Dark_Falcon

Destro was comparing Abu Ghraib with the orders-of-magnitude worse actions of the Bosnian Serbs. Iraqis prison did have rape rooms but that was under another of Destro’s “Middle East Heroes”, Saddam Hussein.

Overall, his comments also made clear he is still suffering from 3rd-stage Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS).

So many contradictions.

136 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:14:52am

re: #127 erik_t

Frankly, Charles may need to buy a bigger barbecue.

Or invest in more Thorazine to distribute.

137 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:15:38am

re: #135 Gus

So many contradictions.

But they all lead back to Destro being an asshole.

138 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:16:15am

re: #137 Dark_Falcon

But they all lead back to Destro being an asshole.

Ding ding ding!

139 erik_t  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:16:46am

re: #134 chadu

I remember 78, and I remember helping him dig out our (short) driveway.

It took six hours.

I have conservatively estimated that in 2010 there were several days on which I moved more than ten tons of snow.

On-street parking is the worst.

140 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:17:38am

re: #137 Dark_Falcon

But they all lead back to Destro being an asshole.

Page comments never used to show up in the bottom 10. Now they do. The page craziness was always there. I stopped using spy so as not to read the craziness. I’ll pop in here and there but no thanks.

141 chadu  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:22:16am

re: #139 erik_t

In 2010, I am positive that I moved a metric ton of snow.

142 Political Atheist  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:24:32am

Okay enough of our squabbles. Natures beauty calls. Well maybe two beauties if very different. One is a natural scene the other a veritable force of nature with her voice.

Mt Wilson

143 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:25:33am

re: #134 chadu

I remember 78, and I remember helping him dig out our (short) driveway.

It took six hours.

78 blizzard was just digging out more snow in northern NY. Was one of those winters where it snowed in early November and there was just varying amounts of snow on the ground until the full scale thaw in April.

More memorable to me was getting caught in the Veteran’s Day snow storm in DC in 1987 two days after I moved down there to take up an IT job.

144 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:32:40am

re: #134 chadu

I remember 78, and I remember helping him dig out our (short) driveway.

It took six hours.

There were reports of people shooting each other over parking places they had dug out.

145 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:34:35am

re: #144 Sol Berdinowitz

There were reports of people shooting each other over parking places they had dug out.

People under severe stress can become very violent.

146 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:35:33am

re: #145 Dark_Falcon

People under severe stress can become very violent.

The 70s were pretty crazy in that regard. I think our murder rate peaked sometime during the 70s.

147 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:36:06am

Need to check…

148 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:39:25am
149 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:39:48am

BBL

150 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:39:53am

Morning all!

how is it?

151 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:40:17am
152 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:42:01am

re: #150 FemNaziBitch

Morning all!

how is it?

Cats have been fed. Tea has been drunk. Comments have been read. Snow has been surveyed (not much here in Philly).

153 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:42:33am

re: #152 Feline Fearless Leader

Cats have been fed. Tea has been drunk. Comments have been read. Snow has been surveyed (not much here in Philly).

Life is good!

154 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:44:37am

re: #152 Feline Fearless Leader

Not much snow in NE Philly. There was a little bit of ice. Nothing a little bit of Kosher Salt can’t handle. :)

155 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:46:28am

re: #150 FemNaziBitch

Morning all!

how is it?

Had a pain attack of the fracture last night. Was in pain for several hours. Got up, still hurts. Had to hobble around since no one’s around to help me. Kind of chilly now and the leg is slowly feeling better. Neck hurts and I’m feeling rather exhausted. Another morning in the life of the privileged. //

156 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:46:57am

re: #155 Gus

Had a pain attack of the fracture last night. Was in pain for several hours. Got up, still hurts. Had to hobble around since no one’s around to help me. Kind of chilly now and the leg is slowly feeling better. Neck hurts and I’m feeling rather exhausted. Another morning in the life of the privileged. //

((Gus))

157 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:47:43am

re: #155 Gus

I hope you feel better soon.

158 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:48:52am

re: #156 FemNaziBitch

((Gus))

re: #157 PhillyPretzel

I hope you feel better soon.

Thanks. Made the mistake of not taking an Ibuprofin before hitting the hay.

159 Gus  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:49:07am

Going up!

160 darthstar  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:53:50am

Heh…well, it wouldn’t hurt to put chains on the cat BEFORE heading down the street.

161 Political Atheist  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:55:09am

Oh Grrr. Just got yet another “credit card services” solicitation on my cell. That list of blocked numbers is rowing in my cell. But for anyone else who wants to push back on the scam… Here is a link to the FCC complaint form to get these guys fined.

[Link: esupport.fcc.gov…]

162 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 9, 2013 10:04:43am

re: #145 Dark_Falcon

People under severe stress can become very violent.

Wouldn’t have happened if people had been properly armed…


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