Weekly Thread 3/21 – 3/28/2016 Open Discussion

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CO2Insanity August 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm
CO2Insanity March 31, 2016 at 1:45 pm
poppajoe49 March 31, 2016 at 5:48 pm
KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 5:53 am

This Senator is clearly insane or senile… he needs to be forcibly retired if necessary. If anything his ass should be in jail:


poppajoe49 March 26, 2016 at 6:36 am
KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

I think I replied to you but that comment got deleted. He is insane, but also those that vote for him.

Not so silent March 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

When I was young in 1971, I decided I wanted to a be
doctor so I took the entrance exam to go to Medical School.

One of the questions asked was to rearrange the letters
PNEIS into the name of an important human body part
which is most useful when erect.

Those who answered ‘spine’ are doctors today.

The rest of us are sending jokes via email!

KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 5:40 am

Is that a real question or is that a joke… funny either way!

Not so silent March 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm
KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 5:40 am
Dane5 March 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)


“Have you ever wondered what those same fairy tales might sound like if the hapless Red Riding Hoods, Hansels and Gretels had been taught about gun safety and how to use firearms?”

KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 5:41 am
whiskey6 March 25, 2016 at 8:39 am
KimmyQueen March 26, 2016 at 5:44 am
poppajoe49 March 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

He’s probably just trying to get some work for his destitute actor buddies.

CO2Insanity March 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm
whiskey6 March 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm


Interestingly, Chris Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), The Chancellor of Oxford University, was on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 yesterday on precisely the same topic. The Daily Telegraph headline yesterday was “Oxford will not rewrite history”.

Patten commented ““Education is not indoctrination. Our history is not a blank page on which we can write our own version of what it should have been according to our contemporary views and prejudice”

Rhodes must fall ????

“Dear Scrotty Students,

Cecil Rhodes’s generous bequest has contributed greatly to the comfort and well being of many generations of Oxford students – a good many of them, dare we say it, better, brighter and more deserving than you.

This does not necessarily mean we approve of everything Rhodes did in his lifetime – but then we don’t have to. Cecil Rhodes died over a century ago. Autres temps, autres moeurs. If you don’t understand what this means – and it would not remotely surprise us if that were the case – then we really think you should ask yourself the question: “Why am I at Oxford?”

Oxford, let us remind you, is the world’s second oldest extant university. Scholars have been studying here since at least the 11th century. We’ve played a major part in the invention of Western civilisation, from the 12th century intellectual renaissance through the Enlightenment and beyond. Our alumni include William of Ockham, Roger Bacon, William Tyndale, John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Erasmus, Sir Christopher Wren, William Penn, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Samuel Johnson, Robert Hooke, William Morris, Oscar Wilde, Emily Davison, Cardinal Newman, Julie Cocks. We’re a big deal. And most of the people privileged to come and study here are conscious of what a big deal we are. Oxford is their alma mater – their dear mother – and they respect and revere her accordingly.

And what were your ancestors doing in that period? Living in mud huts, mainly. Sure we’ll concede you the short lived Southern African civilisation of Great Zimbabwe. But let’s be brutally honest here. The contribution of the Bantu tribes to modern civilisation has been as near as damn it to zilch.

You’ll probably say that’s “racist”. But it’s what we here at Oxford prefer to call “true.” Perhaps the rules are different at other universities. In fact, we know things are different at other universities. We’ve watched with horror at what has been happening across the pond from the University of Missouri to the University of Virginia and even to revered institutions like Harvard and Yale: the “safe spaces”; the‪ #‎blacklivesmatter; the creeping cultural relativism; the stifling political correctness; what Allan Bloom rightly called “the closing of the American mind”. At Oxford however, we will always prefer facts and free, open debate to petty grievance-mongering, identity politics and empty sloganeering. The day we cease to do so is the day we lose the right to call ourselves the world’s greatest university.

Of course, you are perfectly within your rights to squander your time at Oxford on silly, vexatious, single-issue political campaigns. (Though it does make us wonder how stringent the vetting procedure is these days for Rhodes scholarships and even more so, for Mandela Rhodes scholarships) We are well used to seeing undergraduates – or, in your case – postgraduates, making idiots of themselves. Just don’t expect us to indulge your idiocy, let alone genuflect before it. You may be black – “BME” as the grisly modern terminology has it – but we are colour blind. We have been educating gifted undergraduates from our former colonies, our Empire, our Commonwealth and beyond for many generations. We do not discriminate over sex, race, colour or creed. We do, however, discriminate according to intellect.

That means, inter alia, that when our undergrads or postgrads come up with fatuous ideas, we don’t pat them on the back, give them a red rosette and say: “Ooh, you’re black and you come from South Africa. What a clever chap you are!” No. We prefer to see the quality of those ideas tested in the crucible of public debate. That’s another key part of the Oxford intellectual tradition you see: you can argue any damn thing you like but you need to be able to justify it with facts and logic – otherwise your idea is worthless.

This ludicrous notion you have that a bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes should be removed from Oriel College, because it’s symbolic of “institutional racism” and “white slavery”. Well even if it is – which we dispute – so bloody what? Any undergraduate so feeble-minded that they can’t pass a bronze statue without having their “safe space” violated really does not deserve to be here. And besides, if we were to remove Rhodes’s statue on the premise that his life wasn’t blemish-free, where would we stop? As one of our alumni Dan Hannan has pointed out, Oriel’s other benefactors include two kings so awful – Edward II and Charles I – that their subjects had them killed. The college opposite – Christ Church – was built by a murderous, thieving bully who bumped off two of his wives. Thomas Jefferson kept slaves: does that invalidate the US Constitution? Winston Churchill had unenlightened views about Muslims and India: was he then the wrong man to lead Britain in the war?”

Actually, we’ll go further than that. Your Rhodes Must Fall campaign is not merely fatuous but ugly, vandalistic and dangerous. We agree with Oxford historian RW Johnson that what you are trying to do here is no different from what ISIS and the Al-Qaeda have been doing to artefacts in places like Mali and Syria. You are murdering history.

And who are you, anyway, to be lecturing Oxford University on how it should order its affairs? Your ‪#‎rhodesmustfall campaign, we understand, originates in South Africa and was initiated by a black activist who told one of his lecturers “whites have to be killed”. One of you – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh – is the privileged son of a rich politician and a member of a party whose slogan is “Kill the Boer; Kill the Farmer”; another of you, Ntokozo Qwabe, who is only in Oxford as a beneficiary of a Rhodes scholarship, has boasted about the need for “socially conscious black students” to “dominate white universities, and do so ruthlessly and decisively!

Great. That’s just what Oxford University needs. Some cultural enrichment from the land of Winnie Mandela, burning tyre necklaces, an AIDS epidemic almost entirely the result of government indifference and ignorance, one of the world’s highest per capita murder rates, institutionalised corruption, tribal politics, anti-white racism and a collapsing economy. Please name which of the above items you think will enhance the lives of the 22,000 students studying here at Oxford.

And then please explain what it is that makes your attention grabbing campaign to remove a listed statue from an Oxford college more urgent, more deserving than the desire of probably at least 20,000 of those 22,000 students to enjoy their time here unencumbered by the irritation of spoilt, ungrateful little tossers on scholarships they clearly don’t merit using racial politics and cheap guilt-tripping to ruin the life and fabric of our beloved university.

Understand us and understand this clearly: you have everything to learn from us; we have nothing to learn from you.

Oriel College, Oxford

flashingscotsman March 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm
Red Robster March 24, 2016 at 11:44 am
GhostntheMachine March 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm

I Know I Know! Uhm hammer, anvil & syrup? 😉

Red Robster March 25, 2016 at 10:45 am
poppajoe49 March 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm
bluesjunky March 24, 2016 at 5:22 am

At least she’s better lookin’ than Raul Castro.

But seriously…isn’t there an advance team that sets the freakin’ rules ahead of time anymore?

StrinaM March 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm
KimmyQueen March 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm

A person who is mentally and certifiable insane cannot bring a lawsuit. It just doesn’t make sense. I am not a big fan of hers but she doesn’t deserve this.

StrinaM March 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm
StrinaM March 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Well, my “white privilege” (aka hard work) landed me a pretty good, post-Navy job that I’m very excited about! Just signed the acceptance letter.

KimmyQueen March 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm
poppajoe49 March 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm
GhostntheMachine March 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

Congrats Divine-1, (the Dachs’s are moving too right?) While usually following the meme of the site and my general disposition of being a smart-ass, I’d like to be serious for a minute;

Thank you for your service, I pray your next stage works out and Godspeed.

(no more Aye, Aye Asshole. I meant sir! Ma’am! Captain… oh s#!t…)

StrinaM March 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

Unfortunately, no one is moving. Job is in Hawaii with PACOM. I’ll be working in same office as the Hubby, but on a different team and different contractor. We’ll be able to carpool before the baby arrives (boy, BTW). Thank you for your support. Couldn’t have gotten thru the last few years without all of your sense of humor.

GhostntheMachine March 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Keep on kickin’ ass, oh and Thank You & yours again for what you’ve done. And…

poppajoe49 March 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Good for you! It sounds like a great opportunity. One question though, were you hoping for a girl? I know it’s every woman’s dream, so you can always keep trying! 😉

StrinaM March 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

We have four embryos on ice. We can try again for a girl. I would like one, but, after 10 years of trying, we are just happy to finally be parents.

poppajoe49 March 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

That’s good, at least you have a good attitude about it.

bluesjunky March 24, 2016 at 5:25 am

Congrats! And thank you for your service.

poppajoe49 March 24, 2016 at 5:34 am

BTW, you’re lucky. I had a perfect job lined up at an ANG base when I got out, but they froze government hiring 1 month before I got out, and the job went away.
I was a PMEL (calibration lab) troop, and was lined up for the same job when they froze the hiring.

StrinaM March 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

Funny thing is, after I got pregnant I stopped looking. Was going to wait until January. However, as soon as I made that decision, two companies came a-courting and offered me jobs. I feel very blessed.

Red Robster March 24, 2016 at 9:09 am
bluesjunky March 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

I guess Bubba forgot his wife was a BIG part of that “awful legacy of the last 8 years”. Every time he takes a step on her campaign trail, he winds up with dog shit on his shoes…


poppajoe49 March 22, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Bubba is in denial when it comes to Hitlery. Either that, or she has stuff on him that will put him in prison, so he just shuts up about her.

bluesjunky March 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

You KNOW she has stuff on him that would land him in prison!

whiskey6 March 22, 2016 at 6:20 am
bluesjunky March 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

Where was this guy 8 years ago?

KimmyQueen March 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Okay great but in truth like Bluesjunky stated… this is too little too late

poppajoe49 March 23, 2016 at 9:09 pm

And, I was attacked on Farcebook for posting this, by the reliable leftist liars.

JPTravis March 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Well, just in case anyone is unclear about how I feel about Trump, here is my first JPAttitude.com column in almost two years:

Synchronicity and Trump

Kip Hooker March 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

I fear for my country. Are our choices really a socialist democrat, a democrat socialist or a corporatist? We are in so much trouble

JPTravis March 22, 2016 at 7:46 am

I’ve been wondering for over a quarter of a century why the choices for president are always so pathetic. I just don’t get it.

sifi March 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

It is pathetic and probably has a lot to do with our government and a majority of “we the people” turning from God. To be honest, I’m surprised Cruz is doing as well as he is. He is a very religious person. He has done a good job of keeping it under radar, I guess. Glenn Beck and Drudge are sure giving ammo to the MSM in that area. Anyway, I feel we as a nation get what we deserve. I’m afraid we are in the last days and things will only get worse.

Righteousness makes a nation great, but sin diminishes any people. Proverbs 14:34 ISV

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

KimmyQueen March 23, 2016 at 2:25 am
Red Robster March 25, 2016 at 11:07 am

Right on. I’d like to suggest that not only is Cruz “a very religious person” but quite possibly, yes, that’s right, a Christian.
As far as under the radar, well, for what it’s worth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCnwTFGnvM not that young turds, er turks, ah heck, i was right the first time, are exactly a mainstream media outlet. More like a tributary to the mainstream, full of dysentery, typhus, and cholera, figuratively speaking.

flashingscotsman March 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

“I’d like to suggest that not only is Cruz “a very religious person” but quite possibly, yes, that’s right, a Christian.”

I can overlook that and vote for him anyway. Now, if he was a very religious person, and a Muslim, no. Can’t overlook that.

poppajoe49 March 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

We still have a chance at getting Cruz, so I haven’t given up quite yet.

GhostntheMachine March 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Way out of left field… sitting here doing grunt paperwork like I always do on Mondays but ‘listening’ to a novel I read long ago on cd.

Anyway, the guy reading it just said a line that cracked me up when he said it (just like I say it in my head); So here’s the deal, and I know somebody out there has read these books, ice cold Blue Moon or choice to the first one who recognizes it

“That fuckin’ Flowers…”

MGAP March 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm

That line is in every one of the Virgil Flowers books by Sanford and several of the Prey series as he was introduced. I hope you have read all of Michael Connelly’s books too. You will love them if you like Sandford

GhostntheMachine March 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Cheers Mate. “The Black Echo”, rhymes with anonymous.

[edit] I’m going through 16-20 of the Prey books on cd while in the truck or doing scut work. Connelly is good too. Knew somebody besides me had read ’em.

MGAP March 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Hieronymus. You watch the new season of Bosch yet?

GhostntheMachine March 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I don’t do a lot of tv but if you’ll point me in the right direction… be great if I could start at the beginning of the series. You’ve obviously read the books and like them.

(I’m a reader but when the SleepDemons, insomnia, strike I love the old stuff or streaming on the other screen…)

MGAP March 21, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Bosch series is on Amazon. Last year was based on City of Bones and The Concrete Blonde; this season appears to be based on Trunk Music and The Drop. Has Titus Welliver as Bosch. Lance Roddick and Jamie Hector from The Wire are also in prominent roles. I’m about 4.5 episodes into it right now and it is a pretty slick production IMO.

GhostntheMachine March 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

“The Concrete Blonde” was a great book, I’ll look into the vids/tv. Got an off the wall author if you’re interested.Old but good.

MGAP March 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Yeah. Always looking for someone new to read. Even someone old!

JPTravis March 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm
MGAP March 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

“Pleasantly the old town stands there, beneath its soft Italian sky, fanned day and night by the fresh ocean breeze,”“which forbids alike the keen winter frosts, and the fierce thunder heats of the midland; and pleasantly it has stood there for now, perhaps, eight hundred years since the first Grenville, cousin of the Conqueror, returning from the conquest of South Wales, drew round him trusty Saxon serfs, and free Norse rovers with their golden curls, and dark Silurian Britons from the Swansea shore, and all the mingled blood which still gives to the seaward folk of the next county their strength and intellect, and, even in these levelling days, their peculiar beauty of face and form.”

Now THAT, is a sentence!

GhostntheMachine March 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

@MGAP ↓re; “someone new to read…”
Maybe old was the wrong word. I read this in paperback 25+ (aaargh) years ago? Start w/ this (it’s not for everybody, remember I’m warped) and the series gets better even with a clunker here & there. I’ve reread them a couple times over the years. Let me know what you think if you find a used paperback over the Summer.


JPTravis March 22, 2016 at 7:47 am

I’ve read all the Bosch books and I thought the TV series did a good job of casting and following the plot of the books.

Red Robster March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

I am truly impressed. You’re the first person I know of to be able to read books on cd. Amazing.

GhostntheMachine March 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm

This is what it looks like in UNIX, when you split screens, audio and still watch the NCAA on TV;
# dpkg -l ‘*sanford*’
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii sanford 2.0.7-3 A LanManager like file and print server for UNIX
ii sanford-common 2.0.7-3 Sanford common files used by both clients and server
ii sanforddoc 2.0.7-3 Sanford-phantom prey-documentation.
pn task-sanford (no description available)

GhostntheMachine March 24, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Red Robster March 25, 2016 at 11:11 am
PsychoDad March 21, 2016 at 10:59 am
Progressive Hemrrhoid March 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm

And the leftist media immediately joined in on the “Lets Give Guantanamo Bay back to the Cubans” bandwagon.

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Why? So they can strip it, scrap all the metals, and turn it into another slum?

bluesjunky March 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm
RGB March 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

He has never looked happier, among the rainbow-silenced people and the post-modern concrete windowless graffiti-ridden buildings.Can’t we leave him there?

poppajoe49 March 22, 2016 at 5:39 am

They don’t want him either.

RGB March 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

i wanna down-thumb that, not b/c of you, but b/c they don’t want him either. That just sucks. LOL!

Kip Hooker March 22, 2016 at 6:58 am

Good, maybe he’ll stay there.

RKae March 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

Remember that little black boy who stood next to the table while Chairman Zero signed his healthcare law into effect?

Yeah. Well, he’s not a boy anymore.


bluesjunky March 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm

By the looks of the “now” pic, Marcelas is hookin’ down on the avenue.

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm
KimmyQueen March 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm
StrinaM March 21, 2016 at 10:49 pm

See what happens to your sons of you let them too near the MetroPOTUS?

Kip Hooker March 22, 2016 at 6:59 am

Is Obamacare going to pay for that?

poppajoe49 March 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Of course they are!
Marcelas is also starting to consider hormone therapy and other options. Obamacare prohibits insurers from denying coverage to transgender people on the basis of their identity. The Obama administration ended a 33-year ban on Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery in 2014.

SHAGGY March 21, 2016 at 10:24 am
Red Robster March 21, 2016 at 6:47 am

In other news: Irving, Texas LEO ends a hostage situation decisively:

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 5:50 am
Red Robster March 21, 2016 at 6:45 am

looks like trevon will be voting dem this election.

StrinaM March 21, 2016 at 10:50 pm

I love how they are concerned about HER legal dealings, but forget he was beyond the law in breaking into her house.

KimmyQueen March 22, 2016 at 1:53 am

Nah… I don’t HAVE to see things from HIS point of view lady. He was a thug. Sorry that he died that young, but it was her and her property (and whoever else may have been in her home) or him… she choose correctly.