Monstrous Fluffy Vampire Squirrel Caught on Film for the First Time

The tail is a trap
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Lurking in the forests of Borneo, the elusive, demonic vampire squirrel (aka, the Bornean tufted ground squirrel) hunts deer and drinks their blood. Or so it is said.

We have yet to verify the blood-drinking, but this video, shot in infrared in the middle of the night (when the vampire squirrel is on the prowl) does confirm the horrible fluffiness of its gigantic tail.

More info on this hideous yet fluffy monster.

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155 comments

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:27:25am

I, for one, welcome etc., etc.

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Thanos  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:28:35am

Is the vampire squirrel ground foraging for bugs and nuts, or is it sniffing the spoor of its prey?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:30:03am

does it suck nuts?

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:30:03am

Tall Tales of a Tropical Squirrel
Authors: Emily Meijaard, Rona Dennis, Erik Meijaard
Peer reviewed; pdf download
tapro.sljol.info

washingtonpost.com

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CuriousLurker  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:32:31am

LOL—some of the images: rheithrosciurus macrotis

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:34:57am

It’s the best Armani tail a middle class vampire squirrel can buy.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:36:46am
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CleverToad  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:38:50am

I saw ‘Monstrous Fluffy Squirrel’ and thought this was going to be about the pic from the previous thread:

What, this isn’t a good squirrel costume? Should I make the tail longer?
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:42:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:47:15am

MrBWS just said it’s a poodle squirrel…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:49:57am

re: #9 jaunte

So, soo much win there.

MrBWS wants to know now (and I quote) “just how fuckin’ big are these damned squirrels??”.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:50:30am

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

Angry Hot Kebab Girl Meltdown

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:52:34am

jeebus, and I thought the attack killer rabbit in Holy Grail was bad…

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:53:03am

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

The paper says it has a “head-body length” of 35 cm (about 13 inches).

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:54:16am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

I would have spoken English when I told her to FO.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:55:13am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

Reminds me of one of my sisters, but she’s only that rude to family.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:56:36am

re: #15 Tigger2

I would have spoken English when I told her to FO.

I probably would’ve mustered my best Borat accent and said something like, “Very nice! Now go fuck yourself! Thank you - come again!”

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 10:58:56am

re: #16 wrenchwench

Reminds me of one of my sisters, but she’s only that rude to family.

I also have one of those in my family.

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CleverToad  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:00:30am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

(May have told this story here before, so forgive the old lady memory.) I worked for awhile in a library as a page, shelving books. Nice library on the edge of a fairly new upscale neighborhood, nouveau riche rather than old money. There were clearly labelled bins at the end of the shelf rows in the children’s section to put books back for re-shelving. Sweet little girl asked her mother in my hearing what she should do with the book she’d pulled out but decided she didn’t want. Mother told her, “Drop it on the floor. Somebody will pick it up.”

Gah.

“I love mankind. It’s people I can’t stand.”

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:00:41am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

“My kids don’t eat green things.”

She sounds insane.

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#CampaignZero  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:02:04am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

Surprised the restaurant didn’t cheer when she hit the door. What an asshole.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:03:33am

re: #21 #CampaignZero

Surprised the restaurant didn’t cheer when she hit the door. What an asshole.

God knows if I’d been there, I would’ve burst into peals of Olympian laughter when she hit the door.

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:07:33am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

[Embedded content]

Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

If I threw a fit every time a restaurant got my order wrong I would probably be on my 10 th straight year of fit throwing by now.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:08:52am

re: #8 CleverToad

Quite frankly,I’m surprised that line held, give the weight of that bear.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:17:36am

Then it made me restart. Now it’s been checking for updates for almost 20 minutes.

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allegro  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:25:14am

My plans for the day included groceries and grilling. Had my taste buds all set for grilled chicken tacos with spicy slaw, avocado, and pico de gallo. Nature has other plans. I see only a solid wall of water coming down outside my window with no slow down in sight. Oh well, I got a big can of tuna and a box of Wheat Thins. And comfy jammies and Netflix. Adaptable, I am.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:27:41am

Since Kim Davis was jailed for Contempt, I’ve seen a couple wingnuts trying to argue that she’s the only one following the law, because the SCOTUS ruling is just a ruling, and it requires an act of Congress to make it into a law, and that until that happens, the ban on Same Sex Marriage in KY is the prevailing law.

Talk about clinging! I explained that, in finding any legal impediment to marriage equality unconstitutional, those laws all cease to exist - POOF! Gone! - so that, no, the KY law no longer exists at all.

I got accused of FEDERALISM!!!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:30:05am

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Since Kim Davis was jailed for Contempt, I’ve seen a couple wingnuts trying to argue that she’s the only one following the law, because the SCOTUS ruling is just a ruling, and it requires an act of Congress to make it into a law, and that until that happens, the ban on Same Sex Marriage in KY is the prevailing law.

Talk about clinging! I explained that, in finding any legal impediment to marriage equality unconstitutional, those laws all cease to exist - POOF! Gone! - so that, no, the KY law no longer exists at all.

I got accused of FEDERALISM!!!

Sounds like you were arguing with a couple of

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:38:57am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

One of the easiest ways to piss off anyone in retail or customer service is to say “The customer is always right.”

At one of my prior jobs, an angry customer dropped that on our Assistant Manager who immediately responded: “I’m sorry we don’t follow that policy here.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:40:46am

re: #28 Dr Lizardo

Sounds like you were arguing with a couple of

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Like the guys who insist the 16th Amendment wasn’t properly ratified, so the Income Tax is unconstitutional.

But they generally still pay theirs!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:42:52am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Just sitting here watching that pisses me off. If I were there… well. You know that show What Would You Do… John Qui�ones would have to send in his security detail STAT.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:44:32am
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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:44:33am

[…]

The broad and deep expertise of the scientists and engineers at DOE’s National Laboratories and nuclear security sites was brought to bear on the Iran negotiations from the start. Indeed, the decades of nuclear security experience and ingenuity of this dedicated workforce forms the foundation on which our confidence in the effectiveness of the agreement rests. Understanding and appreciating this dimension of the agreement should be a key consideration as Congress completes its evaluation process of the Iran deal.

[…]

It’s a long article that goes into the science and much more, written by Dr. Moniz.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:47:17am

Time to let loose. Have a great Labor Day weekend y’all!

Frank Zappa & T.Bozzio EPIC performance !

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:48:45am
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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:49:40am

My Great Nephew a Sophomore making 2 interceptions and good returns, Proud of this kid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:54:40am

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

Wait - she’s being a total bitch, and then asks how long it would take to make it again, with RED peppers? She wants them to handle her food after THAT?

Don’t fuck with the people who handle your food. Just don’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:55:10am

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Since Kim Davis was jailed for Contempt, I’ve seen a couple wingnuts trying to argue that she’s the only one following the law, because the SCOTUS ruling is just a ruling, and it requires an act of Congress to make it into a law, and that until that happens, the ban on Same Sex Marriage in KY is the prevailing law.

Talk about clinging! I explained that, in finding any legal impediment to marriage equality unconstitutional, those laws all cease to exist - POOF! Gone! - so that, no, the KY law no longer exists at all.

I got accused of FEDERALISM!!!

I’m taking it that’s worst than being called a statist?

These people…

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#CampaignZero  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:59:11am

re: #32 Kragar

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Best BOOM in a long damn time.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 11:59:23am

re: #35 Kragar

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Because Republicans are principle less hacks.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:02:00pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m taking it that’s worst than being called a statist?

These people…

He spent a long, long time putting together a long, long FB comment, and I knocked it right over with a gentle shove. I guess I’m a bully.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:03:31pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Um, SCOTUS is there to clarify/codify the laws and does have the power to tell the cities, states and the Feds that what they did was a big no-no, and depending on what was argued, either shuts down allowed behavior or permits previously restricted behavior.

All of these loudmouthed Gobshites are more than happy when SCOTUS goes their way, but cry like babies when their ox gets gored.

Welcome to The United States Of America form of government. You win some, you lose some.

We need no wall between Mexico/Canada and the United States. What we do need is 10-meter graphene wall between church and state in the United States.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:07:36pm

gag me…

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:09:25pm

What’s CNN going to do go in and kiss her butt. Fox Light.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:09:28pm

re: #42 Eric The Fruit Bat

Um, SCOTUS is there to clarify/codify the laws and does have the power to tell the cities, states and the Feds that what they did was a big no-no, and depending on what was argued, either shuts down allowed behavior or permits previously restricted behavior.

All of these loudmouthed Gobshites are more than happy when SCOTUS goes their way, but cry like babies when their ox gets gored.

Welcome to The United States Of America form of government. You win some, you lose some.

We need no wall between Mexico/Canada and the United States. What we do need is 10-meter graphene wall between church and state in the United States.

Remember, these are pretty much the same kind of people who first had to be given representation out of proportion with their population via the Senate, then that out-of proportion representation reinforced in the Electoral College, and even their Congressional representation inflated by counting the nonvoting noncitizens they held as property.

And 71years later, they decided to take their dolls and dishes and go home when somebody they didn’t like got elected, at the cost of some 600,000 lives.

These are spoiled children who think that if they don’t get their way in every particular, they’re being oppressed.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:09:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:09:58pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

gag me…

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When does TLC give her and her family a reality show?

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:10:32pm

I certainly despise my fatherland from head to toe - but I’m vexed when a foreigner shares that sentiment. ~ Pushkin

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:11:20pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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Holy fuck is that lame. Mlk wasn’t trying to deny people their rights. Kim Wallace is more accurate.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:12:00pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #44 Tigger2

Sounds like CNN is trying to get a scoop over FNC. It’s all about the ratings Benjamins.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:13:25pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Holy fuck is that lame. Mlk wasn’t trying to deny people their rights. Kim Wallace is more accurate.

The Rosa Parks comparison is even more atrocious.

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:15:03pm

Will prob be a fist fight on the parking lot between CNN and FNC over this. //

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:15:34pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

The Rosa Parks comparison is even more atrocious.

Yep

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:15:35pm

Howdy!

I’ve laid low on the politics for a couple days and it has been a nice break in a way. There is so much crazy going on, you can go away for a bit and count that you really haven’t missed anything as a lot of it is the same old crap served up in different outrage packaging. Plus, I am storing up for the next big debate. Gotta make more room for more TRUMP�.

Been thinking of some of the reaction from the fundamental RWNJs over Kim “Look at me God” Davis. It all begins to remind me of the reaction of children. That age of childhood where no ruling is accepted from the authorities and every aspect of that ruling shall be challenge for legality, properness, fairness, extent, definition…anything to get around doing what is right.

These people act like kids that need to get their way. Davis is doing nothing more than throwing a tantrum, but is 10 instead of 2 years of age, so there is some basic knowledge she has gained that makes her think she is outsmarting the adults because she knows something you all don’t all the while still stamping her feet.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:16:11pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

It may have begun as a little sarcasm from this guy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:17:09pm

re: #52 Tigger2

Will prob be a fist fight on the parking lot between CNN and FNC over this. //

Maybe I’m a bad person, but I’d pay real money to watch someone punch Sean Hannity’s stupid, smarmy mug.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:17:15pm

If Kim Davis were a Muslim…..

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:18:43pm

re: #52 Tigger2

Will prob be a fist fight on the parking lot between CNN and FNC over this. //

Fight! Fight!

ANCHORMAN COMPLETE FIGHT SCENE

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:19:07pm

re: #56 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe I’m a bad person, but I’d pay real money to watch someone punch Sean Hannity’s stupid, smarmy mug.

That doesn’t make you a bad person that just makes you one of millions of people that would like to see the same thing. haha

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:19:47pm

re: #56 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe I’m a bad person, but I’d pay real money to watch someone punch Sean Hannity’s stupid, smarmy mug.

He was gonna be waterboarded but chickened out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:20:39pm

EDIT: Damn! Someone beat me to it!

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:22:37pm

re: #32 Kragar

…..Your FreeKimDavisNow page….

They misspelled “freak” and they need another K anyway.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:22:55pm

As an aside, when civilization comes to a screeching halt and everything stops working it will turn out to be because it all depended on Shockwave Flash.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:26:26pm

re: #62 Shiplord Kirel

They misspelled “freak” and they need another two more K[s] anyway.

Fizzicked.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:26:44pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

If Kim Davis were a Muslim…..

Hell, if she were Catholic and refusing to issue a marriage license to, well, someone like Kim Davis, people would be losing their shit.

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:37:05pm

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

Not worth the device it’s saved on.

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:37:25pm
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:38:33pm

I offer up #KimDavisWasTheBusDriver for anyone to use.

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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:45:28pm

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, this is going viral.

A likely Trump voter, I’d say.

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Video

What an entitled bimbo. People like her are why I’m so glad I no longer work retail.

Didn’t you just love the folks who thought because you were behind a counter you were beneath them? I’ve got my tales.

Trump should get her number in case he needs wife #4. Seems to be right up his alley.

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Jayleia  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:46:24pm
But it was a pretty big one.

OK, it wasn’t that bad…I just used a hand grenade and a shotgun…

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Scout  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:46:51pm

re: #12 Dr Lizardo

I guess I’m the only one, but that feels staged to me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:47:55pm

re: #71 Scout

I guess I’m the only one, but that feels staged to me.

Perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough not to know many assholes in your life.

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:49:16pm

re: #71 Scout

I guess I’m the only one, but that feels staged to me.

Why? I have seen plenty of assholes like her in my lifetime.

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Scout  Sep 5, 2015 • 12:51:31pm

Sure, I’ve seen plenty of jerks in public.

It just doesn’t feel natural to me. Like she’s acting.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:00:42pm

I haven’t launched my Windows 7 virtual machine in a while, but I wanted to test something.

Ran Windows Update after updating it.

Now it’s telling me I have 185 important updates to install.

Maybe I’ll be able to do that testing sometime next week.

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A Cranky One  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:16:10pm

The video of the restaurant employee being verbally abused prompted me to write a page.

Shameless promotion: Page

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:21:02pm

re: #76 A Cranky One

The video of the restaurant employee being verbally abused prompted me to write a page.

Shameless promotion: Page

The right-wingers have such a hardon to see fast food workers replaced by robots (while simultaneously wanting everybody to get a fast food job, ya lousy moochers!)—but what fun is it to verbally abuse a robot? I don’t think they’ve thought this whole thing through.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:21:07pm

Speaking of Twitchy, here’s what their front page looks like in Safari right now.

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freetoken  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:22:19pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

I’m still using an 8 year old iMac with OSX 10.6.8 . I feel so behind the times. But it works, so I stay with it. I used to buy a lot of computers, back in the earlier days of personal computing, and I bought even more at work.

Now I’m at the age where I say screw it, I’ll buy one every decade. I’ve used OSX since I bought the first wide screen Macbook Pro way back in 2003 - it still works, but of course can’t run any of the i86 software.

As I get older (and don’t want the kids playing on my lawn anymore) I’m finding I don’t have any patience for these computer companies who are running their upgrade circuses.

Next week Apple is supposed to unveil a new iMac with better stuff…. I’m sure it will be nice. Come 2017 I’ll pick one up on the refurb page at the Apple store.

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bratwurst  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:24:13pm

Trump may actually be having a “broken clock” moment following this:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:28:50pm

re: #79 freetoken

I’m still using an 8 year old iMac with OSX 10.6.8 . I feel so behind the times. But it works, so I stay with it. I used to buy a lot of computers, back in the earlier days of personal computing, and I bought even more at work.

Now I’m at the age where I say screw it, I’ll buy one every decade. I’ve used OSX since I bought the first wide screen Macbook Pro way back in 2003 - it still works, but of course can’t run any of the i86 software.

As I get older (and don’t want the kids playing on my lawn anymore) I’m finding I don’t have any patience for these computer companies who are running their upgrade circuses.

Next week Apple is supposed to unveil a new iMac with better stuff…. I’m sure it will be nice. Come 2017 I’ll pick one up on the refurb page at the Apple store.

I agree. Maybe it’s possible to get Windows to work right—but it would be too much like the early days of color TV, when you basically had to have a live-in engineer to keep the convergence adjusted.

Not being one of the generation that grew up using a personal computer, I’ll simply give it up if OS X is no longer an option. And writing my own OS on the fly whenever I want the computer to do anything—AKA Linux—is also not an option. Maybe I’m smart enough to learn, maybe I’m not, but the bottom line is: I’nawanna!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:30:25pm

Installing update 41 of 185…

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bratwurst  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:31:40pm

And now a learned United States Congressman checks in with an intelligent thought:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:34:26pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Installing update 41 of 185…

My girlfriends’ niece gave us her old HP laptop a couple of years ago—with the Vista install discs. Just for the hell of it, I installed it and started it up—345 updates. I clicked “Install”. It took >24 hours. Well, fine, you say—that’s all over and done with. Every time I’d start it, there were over 100 new updates—I mean in a day or two! It’s now got 1/2” of dust on it over in the corner.

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:35:03pm
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:35:16pm

So, I’m seeing the first review for the upcoming Johnny Depp film Black Mass, and it’s quite a positive review, four out of five stars.

dailymail.co.uk

The trailer: Black Mass - Official Main Trailer [HD]

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:36:59pm
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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:46:46pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Installing update 41 of 185…

A watched pot never boils…..

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:49:39pm

re: #88 nines09

A watched pot never boils…..

A watched boil never pops.

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KGxvi  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:50:23pm

re: #83 bratwurst

The first time the prayer was in Hebrew or Arabic or Hindu, he’d have lost his ever loving shit. Which almost makes it worth it. Except for the fact that I hated sitting through prayers when I was in a catholic elementary school

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:52:26pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

A watched watch never watches.

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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:52:58pm

re: #83 bratwurst

What’s a creat?re: #84 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My girlfriends’ niece gave us her old HP laptop a couple of years ago—with the Vista install discs. Just for the hell of it, I installed it and started it up—345 updates. I clicked “Install”. It took >24 hours. Well, fine, you say—that’s all over and done with. Every time I’d start it, there were over 100 new updates—I mean in a day or two! It’s now got 1/2” of dust on it over in the corner.

Right now the Windows 10 is free…..If you wiped it clear of Vista and installed W10, would that work? I mean if you just reset, clean, defrag, blah, blah, and start with what you have it may be worth a shot. I neglected Windows updates because some of them were shit. So I turned off auto and woke up to what you have. It took a few days, but it’s a freebie…

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:55:27pm

re: #92 nines09

You can only upgrade win 7 or 8.

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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 1:56:20pm

re: #93 Nyet

You can only upgrade win 7 or 8.

Thank you. See? I forgot all about Vista. No marks or scars…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:00:48pm

re: #71 Scout

I guess I’m the only one, but that feels staged to me.

Apparently, you haven’t worked in minimum wage retail/service industry.
That shit happens ALL the time.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:01:37pm

re: #92 nines09

What’s a creat?

Right now the Windows 10 is free…..If you wiped it clear of Vista and installed W10, would that work? I mean if you just reset, clean, defrag, blah, blah, and start with what you have it may be worth a shot. I neglected Windows updates because some of them were shit. So I turned off auto and woke up to what you have. It took a few days, but it’s a freebie…

As Sergey said, you can’t go to there from Vista. The thing keeps overheating and shutting itself off anyway, so I don’t want to waste any money on it. Sometimes I think it’d be handy to have a PC around, just for the odd thing, like Yahoo abandoning Yosemite for Instant Messenger, but if I really wanted to pay for Windows, I’d just put it in a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook.

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:04:20pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Installing update 41 of 185…

Thank you for reminding me…this computer I got for my new gig is nice - Dell Latitude 7450, 16gb ram, 250gig SSD hard drive, Windows 7 Professional…and I really don’t care for working in a Windows environment, so I’m thinking about installing Ubuntu since I have 250 gigs of space to play with and could easily create a 100 gig partition and boot to that. It’ll also prevent the nanny-ware that the company installed from fucking with me. I’ll just have to see if it lets me onto the network, or if there’s a Cisco VPN that works with Unix…or maybe just alternate back to Windows when I need to be on the network from home.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:06:21pm

Installing update 80 of 185…

zzzZZZzzz…

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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:07:05pm

re: #96 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yes. It’s either worth pursuing or it is not. The heat sink sank 3 laptops of mine. I replaced HD’s but the heat sink can make it not worth the time or money.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:25:59pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Installing update 80 of 185…

zzzZZZzzz…

“Please do not turn off or unplug your computer, no matter how much you want to.”

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darthstar  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:27:18pm

re: #100 wrenchwench

I could so do that…well, the first part where she rides the bike in a circle slowly.

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dell*nix  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:29:46pm

re: #81 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Try Linux Mint 17.2. The updates run in the background while you work. Seldom requires a reboot. Plus the OS is free. I am not a gamer so Wine is not an issue for me. The dusty laptop would seem to be a good machine to try it on.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:29:49pm

re: #100 wrenchwench

Damn Hipsters and their fixies!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:34:35pm

Humans of New York

“I got a message from God the other day about how to solve the world’s problems. We’ve got to send all the world leaders to play on one of Trump’s golf courses. Then while they’re gone, we replace them with grandmas. Because nobody ever got invaded by a grandma.”

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Lidane  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:36:41pm

*facepalm*

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:37:11pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

Humans of New York

Wasn’t Golda Meir a grandma?

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:38:15pm

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

Damn Hipsters and their fixies!

She came in second, but I don’t know anything else about it. Except she probably has some bruises from training.

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stpaulbear  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:39:02pm

re: #106 Lidane

Mount Palin.

Go for it.

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bratwurst  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:40:51pm

Your GOP frontrunner:

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:50:16pm

re: #110 bratwurst

What did we give them to endorse?

Maybe they read the article by Ernest Moniz. I’m betting Trump didn’t. It has the word ‘science’ in the title.

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The War TARDIS  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:52:34pm

re: #109 stpaulbear

Really curious to see what the highest point in Ohio looks like. Probably a hill.

113
blueraven  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:53:24pm

Nailed it!

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 2:59:45pm

re: #113 blueraven

BLM TERRORIZES WHITE PEEEPLE!

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:02:46pm

re: #113 blueraven

Nailed it!

[Embedded content]

I was surprised at the one who fell. He was knocked down by a lightweight kid’s ball, yet caught himself so well.

And I thought it was funny, I have to admit.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:04:59pm

Defenseless football shootout in Lubbock.
Texas Tech leads Sam Houston State 49-31 EARLY in the third quarter.

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nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:06:13pm

re: #106 Lidane

*facepalm*

[Embedded content]

I vote Landfill. Sarah Quitterface Palin Municipal Waste Dump. Clay lined. If she had it in northern Ohio, she would get seagulls too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:07:17pm

re: #109 stpaulbear

Mount Palin.

Not even with a paper bag and a gag.
//

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Bird in the Paw  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:09:29pm

re: #85 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Last time I checked, we don’t thumbprint people for daily business. And, by argle blargling that it was an analogly, you proved that you’re really wanting to treat people like packages. To make your blather sound thought out you would say it was a metaphor. English, learn to use it. <insert some joke about NJ, here>

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:09:48pm

re: #106 Lidane

This comment made the 12 year old in me laugh:

All the adult Palin women have been mounted enough.
By many many.
Enough.
LOL

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:14:17pm

re: #119 Bird in the Paw

Last time I checked, we don’t thumbprint people for daily business. And, by argle blargling that it was an analogly, you proved that you’re really wanting to treat people like packages. To make your blather sound thought out you would say it was a metaphor. English, learn to use it. <insert some joke about NJ, here>

“Hey, I’m smart and stuff!”

“You’re flunking English. It’s your mother tongue and stuff.”

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:14:43pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel

Defenseless football shootout in Lubbock.
Texas Tech leads Sam Houston State 49-31 EARLY in the third quarter.

Heh.

I’m still trying to think of what Genius thought Wisconsin would have a chance against Alabama in Week 1. And in the heat and humidity of Texas. While I root for anyone fighting the good fight against Saban, this will still end up being a slaughter house game.

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Jayleia  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:14:46pm

re: #118 Blind Frog Belly White

She’s so talkative she could bite through any type of gag short of a solid steel bit…and even then, that would only hold for a few minutes…

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:15:08pm

Gahh. Work sucks tonight. 5 hrs to go, then vacation for a week!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:18:27pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel

Defenseless football shootout in Lubbock.
Texas Tech leads Sam Houston State 49-31 EARLY in the third quarter.

Who ever thought anyone in Texas would be defenseless in a shootout?
//

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Bird in the Paw  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:19:06pm

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

Damn Hipsters and their fixies!

She may not be riding it on a track, but she’s not riding it around downtown like the hipsters are wont to do. And, damn, that was a tiny chainring.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:20:04pm

re: #123 Jayleia

She’s so talkative she could bite through any type of gag short of a solid steel bit…and even then, that would only hold for a few minutes…

She could probably do the steel one, too, since most of what she spouts are corrosive lies!

Padumpum! *chish*

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:21:49pm

re: #117 nines09

I vote Landfill. Sarah Quitterface Palin Municipal Waste Dump. Clay lined. If she had it in northern Ohio, she would get seagulls too.

I think the highest “mountain” in Florida is a landfill, right? There’s yer “Mt. Palin” right there!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:22:29pm

re: #126 Bird in the Paw

She may not be riding it on a track, but She’s not riding it around downtown. And, damn, that was a tiny chainring.

Notice also the zero fork rake. That bike would handle weird on the road.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:30:06pm
131
scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:37:19pm

re: #106 Lidane

*facepalm*

[Embedded content]

It’s like we’re living inside an episode of “Police Squad!”

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:43:08pm

re: #130 goddamnedfrank

I’m just curious what this line of thinking allows Davis to do: “Your honor, I shouldn’t be arrested because other people have done things they haven’t been arrested for.”

133
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:45:37pm
134
Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:46:56pm

re: #133 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’m probably going to hell for laughing so hard at this:

#GodHatesAdultery: Westboro Baptist church turns on Kim Davis for causing ‘F*g marriage’

Phelpses are America-hating liberal Democrats, didn’t you know?!

135
Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:48:07pm

Yeah!
Um, what…

136
Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:49:07pm

But laughter aside, they’re right. Jesus forbade remarriage after divorce.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:52:31pm

re: #135 Nyet

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Yeah!
Um, what…

I would really love to see some kind of a donnybrook between these two factions at one of these pro-Kimmie rallies. Of course, the Phelpses would sue the other guys’ asses off, but here’s the punch line—maybe this time they’d win!

138
FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:55:03pm

OH NO
More proof of the Leftist Socialist Marxist Communist WAR ON CHRISTIANITY in America
Eagles have released Tim Tebow

Wait for it, I’m guessing by sunset this will be a thing

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Reality Based Steve  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:55:55pm

re: #100 wrenchwench

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Video

I can ‘kinda’ do a track stand if I have a curb to put the wheel against and I don’t have to do it for more than, oh, about 4 seconds.

Seriously, that was freaking amazing. It’s like watching the guys (and gals) who have mastered trials riding. The way they can just put that bike where they want it, it’s an extension of their bodies.

People like that make happy that some have that level of talent, and the discipline to bring it to that level, and bad, because I know I’d never be that good, no matter how hard I tried. (There should be a word for that emotion)

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing that.

RBS

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:56:03pm

Kim is an adulteress by her own NT standards, and by her OT standards she is liable to be stoned.

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:57:20pm

NB: this type of Christians switches their NT and OT standards as they see fit.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 3:57:31pm

re: #135 Nyet

[Embedded content]

Yeah!
Um, what…

Here’s something I’ve never understood: If you make something illegal, where’s the virtue in not doing it? Isn’t that the government playing god?

143
nines09  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:06:25pm

Temple just finished off Penn State. First time that happened since……………………1941. For the numerically challenged that adds up to 74 freaking years.

144
Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:06:51pm

What the wingnuts don’t seem to understand is that the laws that Davis’ critics are saying should be enforced are the very ones that wingnuts have tried to claim they’re defending, namely marriage laws. The issue that they can’t seem to get through their thick skulls is no new law was created by Obergfell, no law that makes same-sex marriage legal that she is refusing to abide by. The ruling simply said that state laws against such marriages are unconstitutional, i.e. defunct, and so she cannot discriminate against same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses.

For “constitutional scholars,” these morons don’t seem to understand that she is the one who is going against the very Constitution they’ve jacking off to.

145
Reality Based Steve  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:09:38pm

I’m making my “Second Rate Ribs” tonight for dinner. Rather than the 6 hours or so at 200* in the smoker after sitting 24 hours with dry rub, and an apple juice-butter mop sauce I’m just hitting them with my basic rub, pour some sauce over them, seal them in a foil package and bake at 300 for about 2 hours or so. Pull them out, toss under the broiler to firm them up a bit, and enjoy with some ‘tater salad and a rye bread.

Not as good as could be, but good enough for tonight. (besides, I’d sort of like to eat before midnight)

RBS

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Nyet  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:10:40pm

re: #144 Targetpractice

I ONLY OBEY GOD’S LAW!!1

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:13:23pm

2 hours for ribs is like fast food. That’s a loss of 4 beer drinking hours.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:18:59pm

re: #147 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

2 hours for ribs is like fast food. That’s a loss of 4 beer drinking hours.

I’ve over- and under-browned a lot of Emeril’s “two-beer” and “three-beer” roux (s?) because I didn’t have any beer to time them with. :-(

149
BeachDem  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:20:12pm

Putting aside the “she’s not responsible for anything that happened before she got her “get out of sin free from jebus card,” which I really have a difficult time swallowing:

Her explanation is that her conversion was because of her “godly” mother-in-law’s dying wish. This same “godly” woman was her mother-in-law from 1996-2004 when she was married to Davis the first time, then, again, the “godly” woman was her mother-in-law from 2009-2011, when she (the mother-in-law) died and Kimmie found jebus.

10 years of the “godly” woman’s divine influence, but Kimmie didn’t feel the “godly” pull until after the woman died?

So, to recap:

45 years of doing whatever the hell she wanted; 10 of those 45 years in the close proximity of this “godly” woman who wanted her to convert; only 4 years as a “godly” woman herself, and suddenly it’s a “heaven or hell decision” that “violates her conscience.”

Yeah, not buying it, thank you very much.

(I mean no disrespect to anyone here, but

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compound_Idaho  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:22:07pm

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

I just don’t get the antipathy towards Tebow. It’s not like he is Ben Roethlisberger (rape), Ray Rice (beat the shit out of your wife/girlfriend), Ray Lewis (you just need a fall guy/murder), Peterson (beat your child) or one of dozens of other NFL players.

As a Bronco fan (class of ‘79) , Tebow gave us one of the greatest seasons ever ever.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:35:14pm

re: #149 BeachDem

She’s a relative noobie religiously after a lifetime of “sin”. She should be more pious.

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#CampaignZero  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:36:10pm

re: #150 compound_Idaho

I just don’t get the antipathy towards Tebow. It’s not like he is Ben Roethlisberger (rape), Ray Rice (beat the shit out of your wife/girlfriend), Ray Lewis (you just need a fall guy/murder), Peterson (beat your child) or one of dozens of other NFL players.

As a Bronco fan (class of ‘79) , Tebow gave us one of the greatest seasons ever ever.

I’m a Gator, and we LOVE him. He brought us the National Championship. He’s got more heart than so many other players. blah blah blah.

Gators starting now. In the Swamp! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

153
Great White Snark  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:43:44pm

re: #42 Eric The Fruit Bat

Um, SCOTUS is there to clarify/codify the laws and does have the power to tell the cities, states and the Feds that what they did was a big no-no, and depending on what was argued, either shuts down allowed behavior or permits previously restricted behavior.

All of these loudmouthed Gobshites are more than happy when SCOTUS goes their way, but cry like babies when their ox gets gored.

Welcome to The United States Of America form of government. You win some, you lose some.

We need no wall between Mexico/Canada and the United States. What we do need is 10-meter graphene wall between church and state in the United States.

What with the heat and pressure from angry evangelicals I think you might have a diamond in the rough so to speak.

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dholmes32  Sep 5, 2015 • 4:46:24pm

And from the “holy crap, the SAT was never like THIS” file:

Mariam Malak had achieved nearly perfect marks in previous years, results which made her one of Egypt’s top performing high school students. When final exam marks were announced, she eagerly scanned the list top scores, but to her surprise, her name was not on it. Still, she was still confident she’d done enough to get into a medical school - until she saw her results, and fainted.

*snip*

Malak scored zero out of 100 not just on one exam, but on all seven she sat.

bbc.com

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dholmes32  Sep 5, 2015 • 5:40:48pm

re: #140 Nyet

Kim is an adulteress by her own NT standards, and by her OT standards she is liable to be stoned.

Davis is also a heretic (at least if you’re into the heresy-type thing). She belongs to an Apostolic Pentecostal church. Instead of believing in three persons of the Trinity, they are modalists who believe God is one person (Jesus) who manifests himself in three ways: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. This, if you talk to evangelical Protestants, puts her firmly in the heresy camp and she really might not be saved.

This is rather a repeat of what happened with Proposition 8 in California, where the Catholic leadership and evangelical Protestants were quite willing to have the heretical Mormons lead the campaign and do all the footwork to get Prop 8 passed. But the Mormons got the headaches afterwards and they’re still considered heretics by both Catholics and Protestants.

Now all this is just to say one this: keep religion out of our politics. Can you imagine if we had to take into account someone’s religious beliefs in the course of government business? It’d be nuts.


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