Patterico's Pontifications

3/31/2018

Open Thread

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:35 pm



I got nothing. I watched the Metropolitan Opera movie broadcast of “Cosi Fan Tutte” this morning. Mrs. P. and I are going to watch Monty Python’s Holy Grail tonight, with after-commentary by John Cleese. Right now I am going to take a walk to feed my new Fitbit Alta, which has been a nice way of encouraging myself to walk and exercise more, and monitor caloric intake with their online dashboard.

I’m not interested in the stories floating around out there, but maybe you are. The umpteenth Big Media story about Trump Unleashed? Pass. Roseanne doing well in the ratings? Pass. Laura Ingraham battle with teenager? Nope. Trump tweets about Amazon? Don’t care.

Maybe you have a topic that isn’t deadly boring. Meanwhile, I’m taking my stroll.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

248 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. So long.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. I hope the Pope is fallible. Without Hell, there is no justice.

    AZ Bob (9a6ada)

  3. why aren’t they shooting more palestinians

    this restraint is admirable but c’mon

    they’re right there

    fish in a goddamn barrel hello

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. fitbit data’s just directional

    you get the same effect from any number of smartphone apps for free

    i mean you do you but anybody reading this should know they probably already have an app on their phone that does the trick

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  5. My local Jewel keeps bringing whole pork tenderloins for $1.99/lb when the usual price is around $8.00/lb. It can’t be only a Chicago phenomenon. Keep an eye out. I’ve had six so far, roasted with a simple rub, and they’re very tender and juicy, and still good rewarmed in the microwave.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Roseanne doing well in the ratings? Pass.

    i like how people intuitively understood to compare the roseanne ratings to the stormy ratings

    by fits and starts we’re becoming more media savvy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  7. i’ll check mariano’s for sure plus i’ll tell my friend d

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. i been getting some really special grapefruit lately btw

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  9. So long, indeed:

    Chinese Space Station Could Crash to Earth Late Sunday or Early Monday

    Quiet solar activity has once again pushed back the re-entry time for a China’s falling space station, Tiangong-1, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) and U.S.-based analysis group Aerospace Corp.

    The doomed Tiangong-1 is now expected to fall to Earth around 7:25 p.m. EDT (2325 GMT) on Sunday (April 1), with a window that could stretch into early Monday, officials with ESA’s Space Debris Office said in an update this morning (March 31). As of 5 p.m. EDT today, Aerospace Corp., which is also tracking Tiangong-1, predicts Tiangong-1 will crash at 7:53 p.m. EDT (2353 GMT) Sunday, give or take 7 hours. -space.com

    Bigger splash: Skylab and Mir.

    _____

    I watched the Metropolitan Opera movie broadcast of “Cosi Fan Tutte” this morning. Mrs. P. and I are going to watch Monty Python’s Holy Grail tonight, with after-commentary by John Cleese.

    Enjoy:

    “We’re opera mad in Camelot, we sing from the diaphragm a lot…’ – Knights of Camelot, ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ 1975

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  10. chinkle chinkle little star how i wonder what you are

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. Monty Python’s Holy Grail

    Life of Brian seems so much more appropriate.

    Dave (445e97)

  12. (Granted, Holy Grail is much funnier)

    Dave (445e97)

  13. ok so netflix this week

    i finally watched The Open House

    there’s literally nothing i can say that won’t be a spoiler

    i’ll just say for what it is it’s extremely well-executed

    The Titan

    this wasn’t terrible but i was more intrigued by the house than by the plot – until the end

    the denouement is really nicely satisfying and it’s also good to see Taylor move on from the orangey black – i stopped watching that when jason biggs became more openly obnoxious than vladimir putin’s ravaged butthole

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  14. Well I couldn’t get into orange at all, and it had nothing with Jason biggs she was interestingly cast in atlas shrugs.

    narciso (d1f714)

  15. This is the third time Sam Worthington stars in a movie filmed in the Canary Islands. All of them contain the name “Titan” in their title. The previous ones were Clash of The Titans and Wrath of The Titans even though The Titan is not related to the other two movies.

    ok that’s just weird

    especially cause i can never even remember what he looks like

    he’s an extra in his own movies

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  16. Jason Biggs are do many twitter all up in it

    i learned this from instapundit before i found a firefox add-in that blocks twitchy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Remember this twit

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JYSexton/status/980129608753471491

    That’s the weakest hook for a story, evarr.

    narciso (d1f714)

  18. abc is a butt-nasty place to work

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  19. they recruited me once i said no without asking for any details

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  20. Today’s lefties are in many respects Republicans of 1954. Read that yesterday, I can’t say I disagree.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  21. bactine is awesome esp if kids are around

    people forget it has lidocaine

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  22. apparently in minnesota it’s been snowing like crazy

    but chicago’s been beautiful

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. That other jared was exhibiting category error like Michelle Goldberg in the times.

    narciso (d1f714)

  24. dirty fbi slutboy Andy McCabe has a lucrative gofundme scam going on

    but hello

    anybody remember this?

    In 2015, GoFundMe announced that the site would no longer support legal defense funds on their platform. The news came after the site suspended funding for the defense of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery that was fined for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

    yeah they later changed their minds so dirty criminal fbi filth like andy and his nasty slut-family could get some sweet sweet welfare money

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  25. 26, good thing i slipped in and out of the Mall of America land. Not as many skinnys as i thought. Loyola couldn’t do it, damn.

    urbanleftbehind (c94848)

  26. Yes someone with 11 million net worth needs it, but a mom and pop
    Bakery, you betcha.

    narciso (d1f714)

  27. It was a great day to be outside, Mr Patterico, I hope you enjoy it.

    Pinandpuller (e66672)

  28. though it’s easy to pretend

    i know you’re not a fool

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  29. OITNB was always a critics plus a couple of Shut ins show. Gotta get a ham or pork shoulder to give the former Mrs. Arnold the Paula Deen treatment.

    urbanleftbehind (c94848)

  30. I watched this movie last night called Blackway. It’s like if you cross Wind River with Payback.

    While I’m thinking about it does anyone think that Nicholas Sparks is the white Tyler Perry?

    Pinandpuller (e66672)

  31. i thought ryan seacrest was the white tyler perry

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  32. that was probably wrong of me

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  33. “The list goes ever on. Make no mistake, Merriam-Webster has become a political machine.

    Of course, that’s not all they are. They’ve made the dictionary look cool, hip and modern. Often, they make the job of lexicography actually look fun. And they’ll tweet about everything from the weather to the World Series to the Oscars.

    But when it comes to making fun of politicians, the dictionary’s editors are clearly partisan. They didn’t harass Hillary Clinton, and they don’t needle sports stars, celebrities, or, well . . . anyone else like they needle the President and his people.

    Theoretically, even that could be okay—a good, playful, occasional joke from the dictionary could have the whole country laughing. But if you mock one person too often, you start to reveal a pattern. If that pattern persists, the fun and games lose their light-hearted feel, and begin to betray bias instead.”

    https://acculturated.com/merriam-websters-dictionary-trolling-trump/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  34. I was pulling for the Cinderella team, too, urban.

    DRJ (15874d)

  35. I’m binging “Better Call Saul”. Missed it the first time around.

    Nice catch, Hf.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  36. Gotta get a ham or pork shoulder to give the former Mrs. Arnold the Paula Deen treatment.

    urbanleftbehind (c94848) — 3/31/2018 @ 5:22 pm

    Does Mrs. Arnold use the “N” word a lot?

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  37. Its been so rare to have the story of Paul told on film, ever…

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/292821/

    narciso (d1f714)

  38. Does Mrs. Arnold use the “N” word a lot?

    no this is very rare

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  39. I think we all know about Grover Cleveland’s scare quote love child, but I didn’t realize it was a straight up rape child:

    Their meal together was a pleasant one. Cleveland escorted Halpin back to her room at a downtown boarding house. What happened next, according to Halpin’s affidavit, would in another era be classified as date rape. Cleveland sexually assaulted her “[b]y use of force and violence and without my consent,” Halpin reported, adding that when she threatened to notify the authorities, Cleveland “told me he was determined to ruin me if it cost him $10,000, if he was hanged by the neck for it. I then and there told him that I never wanted to see him again [and] commanded him to leave my room, which he did.”

    What happened to Maria Halpin next was a cruel injustice straight out of a Charles Dickens novel. Cleveland arranged to have the child forcibly removed from his mother and placed in the Buffalo Orphan Asylum. Maria Halpin was thrown into the Providence Lunatic Asylum, although the facility’s medical director quickly released her after an evaluation, concluding (correctly) that she was not insane and that her incarceration was the result of an abuse of power by political elites.

    Daily Beast

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  40. ok nummer wun errybody stopp doin rape on eech udder

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  41. so glad we got all that behind us

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  42. I’m being repressed!

    Bugg (08921e)

  43. @42. Groper Cleveland!? Catchy, PP. And don’t have to change the towels.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  44. Grover Cleveland: lawyer, politician, democrat and rapist. The more things change…….

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  45. @10. Another space race, eh, Mr. Feet.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  46. i love all the space races

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  47. guilty feet have got no rhythym

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  48. (sp?)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  49. Sounds like skylab 1979, disco, déjà vu all over again.

    narciso (d1f714)

  50. kasey all up in the kasem

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. And they elected him in two nonconsecutive term, his second term was less successful because of the depression on 1893.

    narciso (d1f714)

  52. happyfeet did you know if you’re tired of boiling water every time you make pasta, to save time, you can boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and keep it in the freezer?

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  53. How is it different from the charge 2

    narciso (d1f714)

  54. Hey, this Blackway movie is good, PandP!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  55. You should really follow StanZilla Tv on Instagram so you can see videos like this:

    An Unfortunate Black Man

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  56. Hey, this Blackway movie is good, PandP!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/31/2018 @ 7:33 pm

    I really like the kid from Vikings and Lone Survivor and Hunger Games. Alexander Ludwig. He’s going places as long as he doesn’t rape the wrong person.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  57. dawg my freezey be chock full of boiling waters

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  58. I think you might like this Hoagie

    Hey Kids

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  59. Beware: her pics all face shots u finna get fatfished my n****

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  60. fitbit data’s just directional

    you get the same effect from any number of smartphone apps for free

    i mean you do you but anybody reading this should know they probably already have an app on their phone that does the trick

    I have found it to be more accurate than the apps I have used. Plus mine came free through the county through some kind of “wellness” program. I like the kind I wear on the wrist because it also monitors my sleep which the phone would not do as well. I like my sleep more and more as I get older. We got two free ones and Mrs. P already had one so we are trying to figure out what to do with the other one. We may give it to our son if his wrist is big enough because he sees the fun we are having with it and he wants in.

    I’m killing all my friends (all family) on steps. Killling them.

    Patterico (863abb)

  61. They say bullfighting is cruel:

    Dayum NSFW

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  62. Just read dopey claim in American Thinker story that charges for FISA and other DOJ/FBI cases will be brought in Utah because US Attorney for Utah is investigating.

    Not true. No venue in Utah. Charges must be brought in district where crime happened. Huber and his staff must use courts and grand juries in DC or Virginia.

    Shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  63. yes yes directional is not accurate it just means you can trust it to tell you that you walked more today than yesterday

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  64. Can We Please Stop Praising The Enemies Of Liberty On The Left With The Term ‘Liberal’?
    Recent events have clearly demonstrated the Left is no longer Liberal. Perhaps that was never the case in the first place, but at present the evidence is quite clear. The Left is no longer a champion of Liberty.

    5. Leftist and Liberal are easily interchangeable.
    Old habits die-hard, many of us are just used to referring to Leftists as Liberals. Well, it’s very important to get out of that habit. Both start with the letter ‘L’ and have the same number of characters, so why not use the correct word?

    4. Leftism [Socialism] and Liberalism are based on two entirely different concepts.
    The Oxford English dictionary defines the term Liberal in part as:
    Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
    1.2(In a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade
    Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber ‘free (man)’.

    3. Collectivism clearly belongs on the Socialist-Left while the word closely related to Liberty belongs on the Conservative-Right.
    Again, Leftists are collectivists, while Liberals (favouring individual liberty) are individualists. They have much more in common with Conservatarians than Leftists.

    2. Before the word was hijacked by the Left, Liberal ideals were essentially Conservative ideals.

    1. Using the wrong ‘L’ word undeserving praises the Left while insulting true Liberals who are potential allies in the cause of Conserving Liberty.
    https://noqreport.com/2018/03/31/can-please-stop-praising-enemies-liberty-left-term-liberal/

    Torcer (de36cf)

  65. OK guys, I just learned about the phenomenon know as “Sideshows”:

    Juliette Goodrich KPIX5 Oakland

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  66. Yes that seems implausible, so the second indictment that Mueller secured is the son in law of one of those challenging Steele in court, coincidence I think not.

    narciso (d1f714)

  67. @53. Remains to be seen. Literally.

    Both Skylab and Mir were bigger– and Mir had more modules to break apart hence a more spectacular reentry. Managed to catch a glint of Skylab the evening before it fell, low on the horizon at sunset; bright golden color. Have a fragment framed up in the den from one of the 02 tanks that landed in Australia.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  68. btw did you know i once walked the entire ventura blvd

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  69. I like my sleep more and more as I get older.

    LOL, post-sixty, after carbo-meals we call them naps.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  70. @73. The whole drag, eh, Mr. Feet?! Flats or pumps.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  71. Too many hash tags, so a concerted campaign to target prominent 2nd amendment activist, as to preclude a response, is a bff.

    The reason I ask about the Alta is because out current model’s charge runs down to fast

    narciso (d1f714)

  72. flats

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  73. No kidding, get this guy to the border:

    Build the Wall

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  74. Michael bay or Peter berg you mean,

    narciso (d1f714)

  75. Totally serious, that’s one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in a while.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  76. i love the wall so much but i want a wall where Mr. President Trump has blessed it brick by brick

    it’s the only way we can be sure it’s a good wall like how Jesus would want

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  77. The Stoneman Douglas students experienced a horrific trauma. No one can deny their grief or blame them for being impassioned.

    i can. These are trashy disgusting “young people” what suck the fascist penis.

    Noisily. (sucksuck)

    Even the fascist ugly lesbian one. She’s so ugly.

    But so is tiny dick don quixote.

    These are just nasty disgusting florida trash.

    End of discussion.

    Herpes.

    Yuck.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  78. oh god david and emma crawling up your leg biting the inside of your ass

    they so nasty

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  79. it’s a goddamn wes craven nightmare

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  80. Yes that limited series, that was mariska hargitays debut.

    narciso (d1f714)

  81. each and every note another octave hands are joined and fears unlocked

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  82. That wee too obscure even for me ‘you really seem to care, (pikacgu) about what I have no idea’

    narciso (d1f714)

  83. Don’t be surprised if Laura Ingraham does not return to Fox, accepts an ‘amicable’ separation and assumes the position of WH Communications Director recently vacated by Hope Hicks.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  84. @79.CGI; tired tricks of the trade.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  85. thank you for helping to where the shock won’t be so heavy and hard and

    pounding

    i wasn’t expecting laura ingraham to assume the position

    but now i see i was a little bit naive

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  86. @93. The Bully Pulpit, Mr. Feet; she’ll feel right at home.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  87. Speaking of Wes Craven there’s a director named Eric England (no relation). I just watched two of his movies: Contracted and Get the Girl. The first one kind of left off in a weird place but I guess there’s a sequel. Get the Girl was actually not bad. Pretty good if you don’t mind violence and all that. I think I mentioned James Roday’s movie Gravy before. That’s really violent but darkly comedic. It’s on HBO again. There’s a nice Sean and Gus cameo at the end so to speak. Spoiler.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  88. Contracted looked gross to me so i never seed it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  89. @79.CGI; tired tricks of the trade.

    DCSCA (797bc0) — 3/31/2018 @ 10:35 pm

    I bet you haven’t seen effects that good since Rawhide.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  90. @97. More like:

    Combat!
    In Color
    .

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  91. I’m watching this weird Patrick Wilson movie called Stretch. Chris Pine is uncredited and looks like Rob Zombie. James Badge Dale looks like himself. If you guys haven’t seen Miss Meadows, you should. It’s darkly comedic but not as violent as the average Patrick Wilson movie. James Badge Dale is in a lot of other violent movies, if you like that sort of thing. Echoes of War is pretty good and somewhat violent. I watch a lot of movies.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  92. He is risen!

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  93. I don’t think I can name a single Patrick Wilson movie that I could watch with my grandma.

    Pinandpuller (0d3c83)

  94. Central time.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  95. Alleluia, He is risen!

    felipe (023cc9)

  96. Prayers for the young man who had a foot and hand bit off by a tiger shark today at Kukio.

    mg (9e54f8)

  97. He is risen! Amen.

    NJRob (b00189)

  98. A beautiful Easter Sunday! Best wishes for all!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  99. Back at you, Col.

    mg (9e54f8)

  100. Billy Ray Cyrus was a better dad than Ryan O’Neal

    Prove me wrong

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  101. Happy Easter.

    Pig out: Hambone!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg8aDZNmZBU

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  102. Facts not in evidence, pin,

    narciso (d1f714)

  103. They didn’t get beat, didn’t get aced out by a long time partner of their dad’s and the daughter didn’t m-shark, unless Aussies are covered under that term also.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  104. Microsoft Edge is much better than Chrome for watching videos (some say that it is the only thing that it is better at than Chrome) but neither improves your viewing experience as much as keeping the screen clean.

    nk (dbc370)

  105. In the war on poverty, the rich are winning.

    (Except when they’re arrested for sex trafficking — see narciso’s comment just above.)

    nk (dbc370)

  106. So the Oneida Community never disappeared, it just went further upstate.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  107. Apparently, its a bizarre episode of smallville, and it includes overclass from all around the world.

    narciso (d1f714)

  108. they all got branded like moo cows

    ouch!

    but this way if they wander into a neighboring pasture we know where they belong

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  109. Can this world get any stranger, hold my beer

    narciso (d1f714)

  110. See, happyfeet, see? This is what happens with over-affluence! If a society wants to stay healthy, it needs to stay a little bit hungry. Like a person with a weight problem.

    nk (dbc370)

  111. you know who looks hungry is tiny dick don quixote david hogg

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  112. Its a Canadian publication but still, maybe you find the arguments significant

    http://powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/reminder-the-left-hates-our-civilization.php

    narciso (d1f714)

  113. Noted, but much of that comes from former subjects and recipients of police actions. Not unlike Cuban exile antipathy toward Russia.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  114. If media serohw on both sides were not trying to use him to sell ad time, he’d be known only to his Twitter followers. And there wouldn’t be all that many of them. Every time you mention him, you feed him.

    nk (dbc370)

  115. i have to go to bed now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  116. Really we are trying to ignore but hes like the head on commercial, OT,after all that promotion, 53 million doesn’t seem like an impressive haul for rp1?

    narciso (d1f714)

  117. neither improves your viewing experience as much as keeping the screen clean.

    nk (dbc370) — 4/1/2018 @ 5:54 pm

    And girls need to clean their mirrors…I mean, what?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  118. See, happyfeet, see? This is what happens with over-affluence! If a society wants to stay healthy, it needs to stay a little bit hungry. Like a person with a weight problem.

    nk (dbc370) — 4/1/2018 @ 7:08 pm

    There’s a difference between being hungry and being thirsty as the kids say…

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  119. Are we in an alt verse it would explain some things

    https://www.tor.com/2018/01/08/book-reviews-dark-state-by-charles-stross/

    narciso (d1f714)

  120. RIP Steven Bochco.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  121. There’s a rumor that Metallica wanted to name it’s first album “Easter’s Cancelled: The Body’s Been Found.” Certainly not my sentiment.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  122. Maybe they are aliens from the planet skyron in andromeda.

    narciso (d1f714)

  123. Dear Ted Cruz,

    I have 1,500 Teddy Bears and 600 soccer balls, can you rent some U Hauls? We need them in a few weeks or a month maybe.

    Your friend,

    Glenn Beck

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  124. Echoing Bishop Jenkins’ remarks, Archbishop Davies, a former solicitor, said the Resurrection was ‘about something far more than a dead body coming back to life – it is the complete renewal of the being of Christ’.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5566155/Archbishop-Wales-chooses-EASTER-cast-doubt-Resurrection.html#ixzz5BUCwWm97

    A lawyer? The Archbishop of Wales is a lawyer?

    nk (dbc370)

  125. It is evidence that he is the son of god, that he fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah among others why do they find it so difficult to spell out.

    narciso (d1f714)

  126. Luke 16:19 et seq

    27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

    29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

    30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

    31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

    And there was Doubting Thomas, too.

    nk (dbc370)

  127. Stipulated but with hindsight, we know the reservations were unwarranted.

    narciso (d1f714)

  128. R.I.P. Steven Bochco, creator of Hill Street Blues & NYPD Blue

    Icy (89b081)

  129. Thomas was from Missouri. A guy said he had a young colt for The Lord to ride on and he said, “Show Me.”

    Pinandpuller (c6a463)

  130. A portrait of America some folks might say:

    Known as the Hart Tribe, the multiracial family of two married women — Sarah and Jennifer Hart — and six adopted children often took spontaneous road trips to camp and hike and traveled to festivals and other events, offering hugs and promoting unity.

    Authorities don’t know exactly when the wreck took place. A passing motorist discovered the vehicle on March 26, three days after social service authorities in Washington state opened an investigation apparently prompted by a neighbor’s complaint that the children were being deprived of food. Authorities believe at least one felony was committed but Van Patten declined to specify.

    Well before the wreck, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty in 2011 to a domestic assault charge in Douglas County, Minnesota, telling authorities “she let her anger get out of control” while spanking her 6-year-old adopted daughter, court records show.

    AP

    Pinandpuller (c6a463)

  131. David, Emma and the Trump Resistance?

    That said, this has not been the best week for Bernie supporters. This Saturday, Bernie alpha-afro-bro Killer Mike turned up on NRA TV defending the right to own weapons whose bullets can liquefy bones. And now this? A whole Bernie family plunges into the ocean. And, yes, the media will present the Hart mothers as nuts: a crazy, Godless vision of non-hetero and racial harmony. We must resist this reading, and also the impulse to label Bernie supporters as cray-cray. There is much, much more crazy in Trump’s swamp of supporters. Nevertheless, it’s looking like the Hart case will be a complex mixture of race and madness and leftist despair.

    The Stranger

    Pinandpuller (c6a463)

  132. Pinandpuller – 137 had me laughing with tears

    mg (9e54f8)

  133. Pinandpuller – 137 had me laughing with tears

    mg (9e54f8) — 4/2/2018 @ 12:53 am

    I just thought of you for two reasons:

    1. Some black dude with an English accent that CBS wants us to think is Trevor Noah was talking about that kid from Kukio that got attacked by the shark.

    2. There’s some group I came across called Men Going Their Own Way MGTOW.

    Pinandpuller (c6a463)

  134. mg, Jared Kushner is like “I hope Glenn addressed mine as ‘Current Resident At'”

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  135. Duh! It’s Glenn Greenwald. He should be serving 35 years (like Manning got) for being Snowden’s courier.

    nk (dbc370)

  136. True but the guardian the post and the times were fine with them then, she asks to subpoena criwdstrike and fireeye among others. The organ grinders in the grishenko circus.

    narciso (d1f714)

  137. No, this is doing your job as a defense attorney right. Beldar(?) talked about her court-appointed attorney back when. If I remember correctly, he is competent and experienced in these kinds of cases.

    nk (dbc370)

  138. Understandably but the vindication she is searching for is not there, fireeye did their best officer bar Brady re eqyifax as well.

    narciso (d1f714)

  139. Time is on the government’s side in this case. She’s in jail and it’s not like the government’s evidence will go stale or its witnesses die or leave the country. The prosecution and the subpoenaed agencies can bring motions for protective orders limiting or barring the requests. It just means a little bit more work for them. Eventually, the ring-around-roses will stop and the case will be tried.

    nk (dbc370)

  140. Mr. Snowden is how we know what a rank goddamn lying p.o.s. ex-marine James Clapper is

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  141. The Trump-Bezos war isn’t really about Amazon — that’s just the way to hurt Bezos. It’s about Bezos’ WaPo, which has been so unremittingly hostile to Trump since WELL before the election that it makes the NY Times look like Breitbart.

    During the campaign, it was typical to see every story on the front page of the digital section being about why Trump was Satan. It hasn’t been much different since. This is payback, and despite his general incompetence, he does vindictive payback well.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  142. The irony is Obama actually kicked the post in their giloolies going after kaplan , their profit making operation.

    narciso (d1f714)

  143. Does Trump know about the epacket from China?

    TL;DR; Don’t clink links: Shipments under 4.4 ounces from China or Hong Kong are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service for practically free, under an agreement entered into in 2011. To compare, it costs about $35.00 to send the same thing from the U.S. to China.

    nk (dbc370)

  144. china so nasty

    chinesers so dirty chinesers so sneaky

    communism makes baby jesus cry

    Easter!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  145. Obama subpoened reporters, surveiled their communications, locked then out of fundraisers and they rolled over

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ken-cuccinelli-while-parkland-students-march-they-live-in-a-generation-of-lower-overall-gun-violence

    narciso (d1f714)

  146. @2

    I hope the Pope is fallible. Without Hell, there is no justice.

    How is eternal punishment for a finite crime justice?
    Also don’t worry the Pope is fallible.

    Gil (fc5ad1)

  147. So what the (pardon the french) hell happened to Ratzinger/Benedict? – that move proves you pretty much get Apollo’d or Chacal’d for anything.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  148. Gil crawls out from under his rock – where he’s been hibernating for many months – to cast aspersions on any form of faith. Wow.

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  149. Yeah, Gil, hoping that there is a hell strikes me as a perverse kind of hope, too. But that’s not what happened. An atheist reporter ascribed his view of the afterlife — nothing — to the Pope.

    nk (dbc370)

  150. yes, he keeps going back to that same reporter, so I ascribe it to enemy action at this point, he should state it in an encyclical to ‘remove all doubt’ as George neumayr has discovered,

    narciso (d1f714)

  151. Thanks, Gil. We can take your word on everything since you’re undoubtedly a well educated and knowledgeable theologian.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  152. i said mama i come to the valley of the rich

    myself to sell

    She said son

    this is the road to hell

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  153. this might be reductionist, but then so is blaming purdue pharmaceuticals:

    https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/whos-blame-current-drug-crisis-obama/

    narciso (d1f714)

  154. it only makes sense, if you do as the archbishop of wales, says,

    https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/what-will-middle-east-studies-do-without-alwaleed#.WsJXj4hD-j8.twitter

    narciso (d1f714)

  155. There is Limbo according to Dante. You can put that in a rock and roll tune, too:

    And went they sent me off to Sheol,
    I stayed behind in the Vestibule.
    If I ask Minos to judge my sins,
    I could be in for sufferings.

    nk (dbc370)

  156. I know waxing theological but as paul put it, if none of it is true, then one is either a madman or a fool, we seem to have too many of those in the hierarchy,

    narciso (d1f714)

  157. went when

    nk (dbc370)

  158. the facebook ads are to “russian collusion” what that youtube video was to that time the US ambassador and some hired guns got slaughtered like pigs in benghazie (sp?)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  159. why’s George Papadopoulos hanging out at skeevy gay bars

    supposedly he has a female wife with for reals god-given boobs

    holy poop he lives in my hood

    strange little man

    Chicago has way way *way* too many wonderful places to explore and discover to be hanging out at crappy sleazy gay bars

    this is my new favorite place btw the cocktails are world class – and I’m very serious about that – and the food is perfect and the service is also perfect but what’s best is rolling up on this place in an uber

    it’s in a backwater part of town, in a frightfully desolate area and that just makes it all the more fun and special

    tell them happyfeet sent you and they’ll be all like who tf is happyfeet

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  160. I used to wear a fitbit, and I agree it was more accurate than google fit. That said, I would never remember to charge the thing, and my phone is always charged … so google fit, because of its integration, wins.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  161. Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
    ESPN will launch its over-the-top streaming service, ESPN+, on April 12 for $4.99 per month

    wow

    they’re valuing the ESPN brand at less than five bucks a month

    that’s a toilet brand right there

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  162. Yes an Italian chick, who slobber over to rolling stone, earlier it’s quite embarassing.

    narciso (364166)

  163. Looks like a good spot, happyfeet.

    mg (9e54f8)

  164. Donald Lasher, a patriot who hangs his hat in Williamsburg, Virginia, sent along what he calls the Marine Corps exercise regimen for people over 70.

    Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, then, with a five-pound potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides. Hold them there as long as you can but try to at least go a full minute. Then relax. Each day, you’ll find you can extend your time.

    After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-pound potato bags. Then try 25-pound bags. Eventually you will find you can lift 50-pound bags and hold your arms straight out for several minutes.

    Once you achieve this level, place a potato in each bag.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  165. WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TRAINING SQUIRRELS TO ATTACK HER EX-BOYFRIEND

    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/woman-arrested-for-training-squirrels-to-attack-her-ex-boyfriend/

    45-year old Janice Smith was arrested this morning by officers of the Detroit Police Department for allegedly capturing numerous squirrels and training them to attack her former lover.
    The victim, 51-year-old James Robinson, was presumably attacked by the rodents on more than a dozen occasions over the last month.

    These attacks caused him many serious injuries, including the loss of two fingers and one testicle, bitten off by his attackers.

    The poor man had no idea why squirrels kept attacking him until he saw his ex-girlfriend, a former circus animal trainer, cheering the animals during one of the attacks.

    “She was partially hidden behind some bushes, but I could clearly see her and hear her. She was yelling orders at the squirrels and telling them to attack me.”

    Realizing that his life could be in danger, Mr. Robinson filed a complaint with the police who later paid a visit to Ms. Smith.

    In her residence, they found a dozen cages, holding a total of 27 squirrels. They also found two training dummies with pictures of Mr. Robinson taped over their faces.

    Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed that Janice Smith had admitted that she was responsible for the attacks and confessed her strange plot.


    “Ms. Smith confessed to capturing and training squirrels to harass and attack her ex-boyfriend. She used to train lions for a circus, so it was easy for her to make the animals do as she wanted. She said she hoped to raise an army of up to 50 or 100 animals.”

    Janice Smith’s lawyers have demanded for her to undergo a psychological evaluation, claiming that she was unfit to stand trial.

    They say that her choice of training squirrels instead of dogs or bears suggests that she might be suffering from mental problems.

    If she is judged fit to stand trial, Ms. Smith will be facing a maximum of 65 years in prison.

    I think using squirrels instead of dogs suggests the opposite. She’s an evil genius. Like a Batman villian.

    If they send her to an asylum, she’ll be too close to trees. Pretty soon she’ll train a squirrel to get the key.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  166. I think using squirrels instead of dogs suggests the opposite. She’s an evil genius. Like a Batman villian.

    If they send her to an asylum, she’ll be too close to trees. Pretty soon she’ll train a squirrel to get the key.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  167. you’d like it Mr. mg everything hit just the right notes

    this is what gastropubs should aspire to be

    i had a cousin in town and these people made me look good and they made chicago look good

    the side note on this place is that the cocktail program really is world class for reals

    lettuce picked the guy who does the Duck drinks program to do the cocktail menu for Booth One (formerly The Pump Room) – I’ll probably never go to B1 except maybe just the bar if I happen to be around there – Lettuce concepts don’t really excite me, and I get dragged to enough of them that I never make a point of going to one on my own volition

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  168. Parkland students unhappy about new security measures. They couldn’t get guns banned and confiscated over Spring Break?

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  169. Yes like poison ivy, except with mammals, we’ll ignore uma thurmans characterization and go straight to peyton list.

    narciso (d1f714)

  170. @184

    Didn’t you see The Green Mile, Mr papertiger? What grown man lets a rodent chew his fingers off?

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  171. @189 . Yet the lost testy goes without mention. Interesting.

    Skorcher (5b282a)

  172. When I was scrolling up, Mr papertiger, I thought you were talking about Hillary.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  173. I’m just a squirrel trying to get a nut.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  174. I could see a squirrel army inflicting a bite below the waist that ends up infected and losing a member as it were. But if you literally have their scrawny necks within your grasp how do you not break their bloody necks?

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  175. Some Parkland kid is going to stroll up to school with a clear backpack full of squirrels.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  176. Well, as the saying goes, even a blind nut can find himself a squirrel now and then.

    Skorcher (5b282a)

  177. Poor “movie high school” Parkland students having to experience what inner-city kids have had to for the past 30 years.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  178. I hope that explained the putsch against benedict

    narciso (d1f714)

  179. parkland’s just disgusting they’ve horrifically demonstrated for the whole whirl just how enthusiastically your average american youth will seize on and adopt the most vile and virulent forms of fascism

    they’ve brought great shame upon themselves that’s for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  180. Why do kids need backpacks? No kid in the last 10 years has had a textbook. David Hogg needs a camera bag and a make up bag guess. But the Founders never imagined zippers and and nylon.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  181. David Hogg mostly just needs to get laid let’s be honest

    (i’m always honest)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  182. He’s not old enough for your gay bar happyfeet.

    PSA: Don’t let Jim Acosta near your eggs or nuts, kids.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  183. The New York City =Council sort of wants everybody to vote, starting from the age of 11.

    Dear New Yorker:

    Participatory Budgeting New York City (PBNYC) is a democratic process in which YOU directly decide how to spend part of the public budget. Council Members choose to join PBNYC, giving $1 to $2 million from their budget for the whole community to participate in decision-making. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet those needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund.

    Click on the video below for a personal message from Speaker Johnson regarding this year’s PB vote

    That is where YOU come in! PB Vote Week runs from April 7th to April 15th.

    Each of the 27 participating NYC Council districts have finalized their ballots with projects for improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public/community spaces as part of this year’s PBNYC cycle.

    PBNYC is open to everyone age 11 (or at least in 6th grade) and older who lives in one of the 27 participating Council districts – regardless of immigration status, gender, race, ethnicity, or ability.

    Click here to see if your Council Member is participating, and then click their name to view their district’s respective projects and voting locations and times. You can scroll down to the bottom of the webpage as well to search for your Council Member/District Number.

    Additionally, you can vote online!

    We encourage union members, middle, high school and college students, youth & community organizations, activists, and anyone who wants a say in how millions in their neighborhood are spent to VOTE.

    You can also sign up to receive the most up-to-date PBNYC news via text messaging. Text PBNYC to (212) 676-8384 or sign up here.

    It’s all, of course from a small pre-selected list of projects.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  184. Wman in california committeed suicide – and took her children wth her:

    https://heavy.com/news/2018/03/jennifer-sarah-hart-six-children-drove-off-cliff-cause-crash/?b2np=d

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  185. You ever try to stop a squirrel from raiding the bird feeder?

    https://youtu.be/WWGuH1d3kf8

    They are persistent. Claws meant for gripping bark. Basically a heavy duty tree rat.

    It struck me as ridiculous at first, but if she trained a platoon of squirrels.

    We’re talking Willard – with fluffy tails.

    And by the bird feeder, I meant penis.

    If you can get em on the ground, you have the upperhand. But if you’re near trees you got to hope your ex is a cat lady.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  186. Two Tacoma teens got $550,000 for police brutality at a mall. Which law school should they go to?

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  187. South Park did it with a pony and hot dogs.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  188. used to wear fitbit
    but my damn wife had a snit
    and she made me quit

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  189. now I eat Mars Bars
    and dream of teh fastest cars
    got to get away

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  190. she had loose booty
    jus’ skin it back funky now
    jumpn’twist nonsense

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  191. I was just at PetCo and I saw a girl buy a liter of Beta Water. David Hogg tested-King of Siam approved.

    Pinandpuller (44ab7a)

  192. Guy getting squirrel packed [jpg].

    Squirrel attack Avenger [jpg].

    papertiger (c8116c)

  193. Dat Junior Boss Hogg can kiss muh grits…

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  194. I just got the news that my cousin’s husband who received such a terrible beating several weeks ago when she was raped and murdered has finally died. This brings to thirteen family members murdered in South Africa since 1995. Another cultural success story as the Marxist blacks take over a once prosperous nation.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  195. If you can’t kill some squirrels with your man bags you deserve to lose your nuts.

    Hey mr Colonel Haiku, if you don’t like this metal cover I bet your son would:

    Sultans of Swing

    Pinandpuller (35a294)

  196. That’s sad news Rev. Hoagie. None dare call it Genocide.

    Pinandpuller (35a294)

  197. Terrible news hoagie,

    narciso (d1f714)

  198. What happens when Hanson’s tour bus crashes into Kingdom Come?

    Greta Van Fleet

    Pinandpuller (35a294)

  199. We were expecting it guys but even then it smarts. The guy never really came out of the coma. I think he moved a bit and made noises but finally died. His death is bad enough but thinking the last things he saw was the love of his life gang raped, beaten and set afire is just too horrendous to contemplate. I haven’t seen anything like that even in war and I’ve seen some inhuman sh!t.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  200. What my people, feared nearly 30 years when ht Smith, a slimmer resist we much mounted a boycott because we wouldn’t kiss mandelas ring.

    narciso (d1f714)

  201. That is terrible news, Hoagie. The people responsible for that deserve every bit of the grief heading their way and much, much more.

    We have a director in our company from SA – relocated to hot ‘lanta-area – and I sure would love to have a candid conversation with her.

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  202. That’s pretty good, PandP.

    Colonel Haiku (779a2a)

  203. REfresh my memory on this thing, Hoagie. You’re people were coming home from a dinner party. The perps had laid a spike strip across the road, and hid themselves in ambush until the car was disabled.
    Fell on them when they were changing the tire?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  204. Cops told you to pound sand. We don’t do for whitie?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  205. And they were murders, 21998 and 21999, that year.

    narciso (d1f714)

  206. Forgive me narcico, but that doesn’t sound like the same situation at all.

    Monica Spears was raised in Florida where she was among a plethora of beauties. Of her own volition she moved to a foreign land to be a queen among toads. Then she married another foreigner of a like disposition to her own. Bound to cause jelousy in the indigenous population.

    She put herself in a stupid situation. Died of ego as much as by robber’s bullets.

    Hoagie’s situation is something more sinister.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  207. Yes but being on a road any road in VeneZuela, any street is danferous in venezuela this was only 13 years after chavez took over, the chaos and corruption are driving the elections next door in Brazil. Nktw the body account.

    narciso (d1f714)

  208. Famine was there from the beginning:
    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair

    The peoples courts in dark knight rising are real here:

    narciso (d1f714)

  209. Yeah, Tim Blair’s blog. Used to read him when it was Tim Blair’s blog without connection to the newspaper.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  210. He still good abc and the Sydney herald have an all most total monopoly over there.

    narciso (d1f714)

  211. Note to self: don’t clean my plate at dinner and watch racy telenovelas /sarc

    I don’t know about now where I imagine any doctor’s practice is subject to looting of supplies and “instantaneous malpractice judgements”, but plastic surgery didnt leave a lot of toads in Venezuela. And if it was USF instead of UCF, Monica Spear would be a yellow lab amongst bulldogs.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  212. We have our beefs, Rev., but sincere RIP and perhaps your cousin got to push Winnie Goodyear down the old mineshaft on tbe way out of this earthly realm.

    urbanleftbehind (bac218)

  213. He misses the point, bow the regimes publicists are in partnership with fusion gps having properly remunerated head thug cabello, the head of the sun cartel, Tommy boy maduro is just a figurehead.

    narciso (d1f714)

  214. And they invest their winning in south Florida real estate.

    narciso (d1f714)

  215. It’s too much like oh … lets say a figure skater. Little girl trains her whole life in Colorado. Misses the cut for the Olympics.

    So she signs on to be the lone representative of the newly created Winter Olympics team from Trinidad and Tobago. Instantly famous. Best skater Trinidad ever had.

    That’s what I read between the lines on the Miss Venezeula murder.

    Carpetbagger. Is that the right word?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  216. Forget it tiger, you will never understand,

    narciso (d1f714)


  217. @2

    I hope the Pope is fallible. Without Hell, there is no justice.

    I’m not so sure about that. We have justice here, and the idea of Hell may just be a soporific.

    The late Iain M Banks wrote a book in his “Culture” series about whether Hell was necessary.

    In his far future galactic society, many cultures have digital environments where the dying can be “uploaded” and serve as a “heaven” of sorts. Some cultures ALSO have a digital “hell”, where some get “uploaded” into instead.

    There is an abolition movement that seeks to destroy these hells, and they are opposed by firm supporters of eternal “justice.”

    Good book, as is the rest of the Culture series (soon to be an Amazon TV series). The installment above is called “Surface Detail” and can be ordered from Amazon over to the right.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  218. One for happyfeet. US military incompetence/threat to the US is nothing new…

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/two-jet-fighters-sent-shoot-warbird.html

    Skorcher (5b282a)

  219. that would make a fun movie

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  220. “Cosi Fan Tutte”

    My favorite opera. They all do it.

    that would make a fun movie
    happyfeet (28a91b) — 4/3/2018 @ 9:12 am

    It did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXCEuYL1pBU

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I have a high mind.

    all ladies do it cosi fan tutte

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  221. i was thinking more like coen brothers

    happyfeet (28a91b)


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