Weekend Barf Kitty Open Comments

You asked for it – a cat thread. Don’t curse me, just think about things before giving me a hard time again. ;)

This is Barf Kitty.

Barf Kitty in the window

Barf Kitty in the window


This is one of the few pictures I have of her awake. Her real name is Miss Salem. Originally the name was going to be just “Salem,” but when Lovely Daughter found out that the baby kitty was a girl and not a boy, she added the “Miss” to the front. Miss Salem is a show quality Cornish Rex. Cornish Rex cats tend to have very distinctive triangular faces and long, whiplike tails. Their fur is very, very short and is uniquely wavy. When I want to get Lovely riled up I call her “the rat cat”. She hates that. (“Hi, Lovely! I love you!”)

We got her from a breeder who was closing down her business due to illness. We had to agree to have her fixed before we took her, even though we would have done it anyway. We weren’t planning on having baby BK’s running around the house. She’s been pretty frisky lately despite her years, but still spends most of her time looking like this:

Kitty Donut

Miss Salem, aka "Barf Kitty," in donut formation


I love kitty donuts. I think they’re cute. And I always wonder how cats can sleep with their heads all contorted like that. Anyway, Miss Salem can be very persistent about wanting to sit on human bodies, aka “heat sources”.

Barf Kitty napping while Lovely Daughter types away


I have found a way of acquiring my freedom. All cats are heat seeking, but I think because Miss Salem’s fur is so very, very short, she’s particularly sensitive to the temperature. I fill a large vinegar bottle or milk jug with hot water, put it on the couch, cover it with one blanket to hold in the heat, and put another blanket over that to make what I call the “cat cave”. Barf Kitty will stay in her cave all day, until the heat dissipates. When she starts to bother me again, I heat it back up. After I pet her for a while.

Barf Kitty in her cat cave


With the blankets, Barf Kitty can stay warm for h-o-u-r-s. She can get too warm, and start stretching herself out.

Warm and sleepy kitty


She looks like she needs a taxi ride home after a hard night of partying, doesn’t she?

When she’s not curled up sleeping, eating, pooping, or barfing, she’s either playing with her favorite toys (little fuzzy pony tail holders) or kneading my neck (left side, just under the ear).

When she’s carrying the pony tail holder in her mouth, she looks a little like Hitler. She’s also partial to the foam hair rollers, but I haven’t had one of those around in years. Fortunately, pony tail holders are very cheap. And they’re more exciting when they are on the couch instead of the floor. Don’t ask me why. I don’t think cat. I just deal with them.

She’s very particular about where the neck kneading takes place. A few times over the years she’s ended up on the right side of my neck, but soon moves to the left. It’s like kitty crack – when she wants it, there’s no getting rid of her until I succumb to her persistent harassment. Sometimes it’s a 2 minute neck massage, other times up to 15 minutes.

So, there you go. The lesson on Barf Kitty is now complete. You have your cat thread.

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185 Responses to Weekend Barf Kitty Open Comments

  1. 1 gtotracker says:

    eegads, ‘self deleted’

  2. 2 GJT says:

    Really?

    I gotta look at this all weekend. Really?

  3. 3 gtotracker says:

    The Jimmy Durante of cats.

  4. 4 GJT says:

    That barfs.

  5. 5 gtotracker says:

    Could be worse. Imagine the sneezes.

  6. 6 GJT says:

    What if you unveiled a new car but there was no one to drive it? Well – aside from the Chevy Volt anyway.

    A week before manufacturers are set to unveil their new NASCAR Sprint Cup car designs for 2013, the lone Dodge team remaining, Penske Racing, announced it is switching to Ford after this season.

    Who’s going to drive a Dodge in 2013?

  7. 7 GJT says:

    With world apology tours so hip now, a simple thank you is good to hear now and then.

  8. 8 mharper42 says:

    Tedtam, I don’t think the BK thread would have been a big hit here, even if BK had been revealed to be an attractive feline… But I’m glad she has had a safe and loving home all her life.

  9. 9 Sarge says:

    One of the guys from the Hammock Forum went camping yesterday. In Indiana. Just a couple of miles from where a tornado hit.

  10. 11 GJT says:

    Dog backed super pac gets nasty

    Their leader.

  11. 12 Hamous says:

    That right there is one ugly cat.

  12. 13 shamaal says:

    BP and company have reached agreement with folks affected by the oil a couple years ago.

    BP PLC has agreed to settle lawsuits from thousands of fishermen who lost work and others who claimed they were harmed by the oil giant’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

    The money will come out of the $20B they pony’ed up earlier. It appears some folks learned something from the Exxon Valdez with regards to handling claims.

  13. 14 texanadian says:

    Listening to local radio there was just an ad for SNAP, the new federal food stamp program. Very upbeat, with an attempt at humour, they were saying how easy it is to get on the program and encouraging people to call for more information. Makes me want to throw-up. It used to be shameful to be on those things, now they are making it the new normal.

  14. 15 Sarge says:

    That barfs

  15. 16 OletimerLin says:

    G’Morning All

    And just how is that green car thing doing?

    Chevrolet’s Volt Sales Running Low, GM Idles the Line
    Published: Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 5:02 PM ET
    By: Phil LeBeau
    CNBC Correspondent

    Chevy’s electric car, the Volt, is running on empty. With sales lagging and inventories building, GM has decided to idle production of the Chevy Volt for five weeks. During that time, about 1,300 workers will temporarily be laid off.

    GM executives can not be happy that this move will once again raise questions about the viability and long term prospects for the Volt.

    Volt sales have been so slow this year, the company needs to adjust production to demand. And so far, Volt demand has fallen well short of original expectations.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/46608011

  16. 17 gtotracker says:

    At least it is fixed. That gene pool needed to end.

  17. 18 Tedtam says:

    I think I hear Lovely Daughter crying, you guys are so mean about her kitty. >:-/

  18. 19 Tedtam says:

    #16 Oletimer

    And so far, Volt demand has fallen well short of original expectations.

    Unexpectedly.

  19. 20 Tedtam says:

    Oh, and one other thing about Barf Kitty – I don’t have to constantly pick cat hair off the furniture and my clothes. Nice.

  20. 21 shamaal says:

    And just how is that green car thing doing?

    Hybrids are running about 25,000 units per month, Prius is doing well with demand exceeding supply due to the Tsunami event last year..

    Government projections on the sale of the Chevy Volt are unfortunately turning out to be correct.

    GM is at least one generation behind Toyota on advanced, “green” powertrain development. In an attempt to leapfrog Toyota, GM has devoted significant resources to the Chevy Volt. While the Volt holds promise, it is currently projected to be much more expensive than its gasoline-fueled peers and will likely need substantial reductions in manufacturing cost in order to become commercially viable

  21. 22 Bonecrusher says:

    #11 GJT: I wonder what that dog’s name is?

  22. 23 shamaal says:

    Woman is suing college because her room mate engaged in sex in her presence. Somehow the rehabilitation act is involved.

    The lawsuit against the school alleges Stonehill refused to grant Blankmeyer “reasonable accommodation of a single room.”
    It alleges that the school violated the Rehabilitation Act, the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments and Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws.

  23. 24 Super Dave says:

    #11 GJT #22 Bones,….his name is “Dick” I know that because someone sent me that picture in an E mail last week and it said “We have a new dog and his name is dick” :wink:
    U R welcome.
    Oh and Mornin’ Gang

  24. 25 Bonecrusher says:

    #22 I’m gonna guess that dog’s name is Anthony.

  25. 26 Super Dave says:

    At least it is fixed. That gene pool needed to end.

    Well I don’t want to hurt Lovely Daughters’ feelings but dang, you’d have to agree.

  26. 27 Super Dave says:

    Speaking of Daughter, when is the wedding? Didn’t you travel off to Oklahoma or someplace to meet the Fockers? :wink:
    It’s just amazing how fast they grow up, I remember seeing pictures of your Daughter from one of the early Brew-Ha-Ha’s and she was Jr high age I think.

  27. 28 Tedtam says:

    The Big Day is the last Saturday in May, on the 26th. It was originally going to be the 19th, but that day conflicted with a brother’s girlfriend’s graduation date from college. Since it was a little difficult to get the graduation date changed, Lovely and Aggie Beau moved their wedding a week, in the interest of family relations.

  28. 29 Tedtam says:

    I just received notice that hospice papers have been signed for my brother-in-law, and curative treatments for his fever have been stopped.

    Keep us in your prayers. This is one of the good guys.

  29. 30 Super Dave says:

    From my broker; There’s a story that goes how long it took the pony express to deliver a letter coast to coast in the 1800′s, answer 3 days. How long today, 4 days. Why, well it’s because the pony died. :grin:

  30. 31 Super Dave says:

    Thanx Tedtam, where are they going to live? Here, there, somewhere else?
    I know y’all can’t wait. Prayers to your brother-in-law.

  31. 32 Shannon says:

    Actually I kinda like the ancient countenance of cats that look like they jumped out of a drawing in an Egyptian tomb.

  32. 33 Tedtam says:

    The young couple will start out in Houston, with plans to move to a another location for business reasons in a year or two after the marriage.

    The dog’s name is Ollie (pronounced Oh-lee, for some reason that throws me). Short for Oliver Cromwell the Third. Big name for a small dog.

    Thanks for the prayers.

  33. 34 mharper42 says:

    #9 Sarge
    Holy moly fer sure! Good time to have yer bed up offn the ground — provided that golf-ball-sized spiked hail doesn’t rip through your top cover. Maybe the tree branches above the hammock shield you a bit?

    The canvas ragtop on my old MG Midget got shredded in a hailstorm once upon a time in Austin.

  34. 35 mharper42 says:

    #12 Hammy

    That right there is one ugly cat.

    You mean BK???

  35. 36 Tedtam says:

    I’m outta here for the afternoon. Gotta pet and re-warm the cat, and then meet with some friends to work on a project.

  36. 37 wagonburner says:

    Oh, and one other thing about Barf Kitty – I don’t have to constantly pick cat hair off the furniture and my clothes. Nice.

    And cleaning up cat barf is more pleasant than that???

  37. 38 Hamous says:

    Well hopefully she’s getting residuals from her acting career and can help with household expenses.

  38. 39 Tedtam says:

    You guys are just being mean. She’s much prettier than you’re giving her credit for, you cretins. I’m giving Lovely all your email addresses so she can stalk you all and leave cat barf on your doorsteps.

  39. 40 Tedtam says:

    #37 WB

    I’m not doing both, and I don’t end up going to public events with cat hair all over me.

  40. 41 Sarge says:

    #9 Sarge
    Holy moly fer sure! Good time to have yer bed up offn the ground — provided that golf-ball-sized spiked hail doesn’t rip through your top cover. Maybe the tree branches above the hammock shield you a bit?

    Its a MacCat tarp, and I’m definetly thinking of getting one. After seeing that video, I’m a bit skeptical of the one I have now.

  41. 42 Tedtam says:

    Yeah, I was surprised the hail didn’t cut right through his tarp, too. He’d end up a bleeding mess without that thing.

  42. 43 Tedtam says:

    More cat stuff. At least this one isn’t a bigot. Considering how cats feel about water, this is surprising.

  43. 44 Sarge says:

    The big problem, aside from being beaten to death by hail, is that if you don’t have adequate overhead cover, you’re basically sleeping in a bath tub. The tarp that came with the hammock is “just big enough”. I can snug it down right on top of everything, but in SE Texas humidity, that might make me just as wet as standing out in the rain. It did work rather well at keeping body heat in at 30 sumodd degrees, and I’ll keep it for that purpose. The challenge is finding something big ehough for full cover, but light enough to carry.

    Right now, I’m working on a silk sleeping bag to make things more comfortable in the summer. Silk wicks moisture rather well, and its also is quick drying. The tehory is that it will wick mositure off the body, spread it over a wider area to maximize evaporation even more. That should result in a reduction in “felt temperature”. Coupled with the air circulation under the hammock, I should sleep a gooddeal more comfortably than being in a tent, but more safely than sleeping under the stars.

  44. 45 shamaal says:

    #43 tedtam
    Just a matter of time before the dolphins are enjoying Kitty of the Sea

  45. 46 Bonecrusher says:

    #44 Sarge: On the South side of Hwy 59 between Kirby and Shephard is the Glick Textile Whse, you may find the material you want there. Bolts of fabric of all kinds, including many different kinds of silk are everywhere.

  46. 47 Tedtam says:

    Kitty’s in the cat cave, and I must really be running off now. Y’all behave.

    I mean it.
    >:

  47. 48 squawkbox says:

    You asked for it – a cat thread. Don’t curse me, just think about things before giving me a hard time again. ;)

    Oh Oh
    Trust me on this. That is a sure throw down invite for “trouble”.

    /Posted from the quiet room at the RMRH&S

  48. 49 wagonburner says:

    She’s much prettier than you’re giving her credit for, you cretins.

    Maybe if you shaved her butt and taught her to walk backwards.

  49. 50 squawkbox says:

    Even after 15 years of riding waves of the internet, this is still my favorite

  50. 51 squawkbox says:

    LOL Hal is a cat lover. Hey bunsonburner can you set my comment free?

  51. 52 squawkbox says:

    Spankyou very much. Your assistance is greatly depreciated.

  52. 53 squawkbox says:

    Does this make sense?

    Cooking guy on TV gauges the reaction of the person eating his concoction with glee joy and delight and says:

    “This is why I love to cook in the kitchen

    Yes he inflected in the “kitchen”

    My guess he may have had bad experiences cooking in the bedroom or bathroom.

  53. 55 wagonburner says:

    From squack’s link:

    A wife and her husband were having a dinner party for all the major status figures in Rome, Italy. The wife was very excited about this and wanted everything to be perfect. At the very last minute, she realized that she didn’t have any snails for this dinner party, so she asked her husband to run down to the beach with the bucket she was handing him to gather some snails.

    Very grudgingly he agreed. He took the bucket, walked out the door, down the steps, and out to the beach. As he was collecting the snails, he noticed a beautiful woman strolling alongside the water just a little further down the beach. He kept thinking to himself “Wouldn’t it be great if she would even just come down and _talk_ to me.” He went back to gathering the snails. All of a sudden he looked up, and the beautiful woman was standing right over him. They got to talking, and she invited him back to her place.

    They were at her apartment a ways down the beach, and they started messing around. It got so hot and heavy, that he was exhausted afterwards and passed out there. At seven o’clock the next morning he woke up and exclaimed, “Oh no!!! My wife’s dinner party!!!” He gathered all his clothes, put them on real fast, grabbed his bucket, and ran out the door. He ran down the beach all the way to his apartment.

    He ran up the stairs of his apartment. He was in such a hurry that when he got to the top of the stairs, he dropped the bucket of snails. There were snails all down the stairs. The door opened just then, with a very angry wife standing in the door way wondering where he’s been all this time. He looked at the snails all down the steps, then he looked at her, then back at the snails and said:

    “Come on guys, we’re almost there!”

  54. 56 Sarge says:

    #44 Sarge: On the South side of Hwy 59 between Kirby and Shephard is the Glick Textile Whse, you may find the material you want there. Bolts of fabric of all kinds, including many different kinds of silk are everywhere.

    Well, I’m still not actually doing any thread injecting. I can’t justify the cost of the thread injector, material, and all the foofaral that goes with that kind of thing for the relatively small projects. I’ve bought a ready-made thingy that’s actually designed for travelers who don’t want to get ‘tween the sheets at hotels and hostels that I will have a lady do some tweaks to.

    A couple weeks ago, I bought two used North Face sleeping bags for $30. I took them to her to make into a top quilt and an underquilt for me. If you sleep in a sleeping bag, the insulation beneath you is virtually worthless because you compress it. Not a big problem on the ground, especially if you use an inflatable pad, but hanging in the air can sometimes lead to CBS (Cold Butt Syndrome). If you hang the bag under the hammock like in that picture, and then cinch up the ends to keep air under you trapped between you and the quilt, you actually end up being warmer than if you were on the ground.

    I basically had her cut the head portion off the mummy bags. For the top quilt, all that was needed to remove the zipper, but on the underquilt we had to add channels at the ends and along the sides and pass shock cord through them so it hugs the hammock.

    I even had her make a pillow by sewing the head pieces together.

    So right now, by mixing and matching standard parts, modified parts, and extra gear, I can safely sleep down to below 20 degrees. Now the challenge is to get comfy at 100+ and I’ll be set up for everything this part of the country can throw at me.

  55. 57 Hamous says:

    Coincidentally, Animal Planet is running a marathon of a series entitled “My Cat From Hell” today.

  56. 58 Adee says:

    Good morning Hamsters–and BK. The front came through and left no rain here overnight, but the cool and dry 58 is a welcome chage from yesterday’s moderate muglies.

    The ancient Egyptians regarded cats as gods, and cats have never forgotten that. :)

    In the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s exhibit of Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is the sarcophagus of Ta-Mit, pet female cat of Prince Thutmose, son of Paraoh Amenhotep I I I. “The stone box is a smaller version of the type used to bury people, and it is decorated with the funerary dieties, such as Isis, Nephthys, and the four sons of Horus, who regularly are invoked to protect the mummies of all people. The cat itself is referred to as an Osiris, an indication that it would be able to reach the netherworld and be judged in the Hall of Truth there.” And, “It is interesting to note that the mythiological significance of cats connected them with the sun god as protectors.”

    Reference. Hawass, Zahi and Vannini, Sandro [photography]:Tutankhamun, The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs (National Geographic Official Companion to the Exhibition). Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2008, p. 122. Text copyright 2008 Zahi Hawass; Compilation copyright 2008 National Geographic; photographs copyright Sandro Vannini.

    This fabulous exhibit leaves after April 15, so anyone interested in seeing it best make plans. We’re seeing it again when relatives come in two weeks. Given the turmoil in Egypt, one can safely presume once it returns home it won’t be visiting the US again anytime soon. For sure Americans aren’t going to be touring Egypt anytime soon either.

  57. 59 squawkbox says:

    OH WOW I have landed in joke Heaven, PBS * is having another begathon . Surely this is just a quirk of timing and not blatant exploitation of loss.

    60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music)
    Saturday, March 3, 09:00 pm on HD
    Duration: 1:58:20
    Description: Legends of the 1960s unite in this all-new live performance “My Music” special. Co-hosts Peter Noone and Davy Jones sing their biggest hits focusing on the years 1965 – 1969. This latest follow up to “My Generation – The ’60s”, includes pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, the British Beats to the Breakthrough Bands, Motown, Soul and Pop classics — with many artists and groups appearing for the first time on the “My Music” stage

  58. 60 wagonburner says:

    They’ll prolly have a Whitney Houston segment later, followed by Keith Richards.

  59. 61 squawkbox says:

    Self deleted

    BSue gave me the evil eye.

  60. 62 Bonecrusher says:

    They’ll prolly have a Whitney Houston segment later, followed by Keith Richards.

    Is he still among the “undead”?

  61. 63 Sarge says:

    In the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s exhibit of Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

    They got any of his stuffed barf kittehs there?

  62. 64 squawkbox says:

    This man

    Worte a book called Life?

  63. 65 Hamous says:

    67 years later The Final Solution is mainstream and going mobile. No slippery slope here to see folks, just move along.

  64. 66 GJT says:

    “You guys are just being mean. She’s much prettier than you’re giving her credit for, you cretins. I’m giving Lovely all your email addresses so she can stalk you all and leave cat barf on your doorsteps.”

    You talkin bout the one who left BK behind? :D

  65. 67 GJT says:

    #11 GJT: I wonder what that dog’s name is?

    Thanks SD, I couldn’t remember but I knew it rhymed with Shannon.. :D

  66. 68 Shannon says:

    Canon? Tannin?
    Thats about it.

  67. 73 wagonburner says:
  68. 74 phil says:

    Is it real or just an incredible simulation?

  69. 75 Super Dave says:

    #53 Squawkster

    My guess he may have had bad experiences cooking in the bedroom or bathroom.

    Kramer did that.
    It starts @ about the 3 min mark. :grin:

  70. 76 Super Dave says:

    Dayaam; Baby Girl Found Alone In Field 10 Miles From Family’s Home After Tornado.
    Man I hope the little gal makes it. What a story she’d have to tell her grandkids.

  71. 77 Super Dave says:

    Head over to Drudge, they have a picture of our wondermous president and one of Putin. The contrast is striking. :wink:

  72. 78 Super Dave says:

    My #77 Reminds me of a tale of two bikes, Bush, Manchild. :grin:

  73. 79 phil says:

    Rush apologized to Fluke.

  74. 80 Bonecrusher says:

    #11: Gives a whole new meaning to the term “wiener dog” don’t it?

  75. 81 texanadian says:

    #79 Rush has let his hair grow out. :)

  76. 82 mharper42 says:

    Now hear this.

    I saw an edge-of-the-screen ad somewhere today for a POS show on ABC. Here they are on Facebook in case you haven’t seen or heard of “GCB“.

    If you can’t see the image in FB, here’s a link to a review. But you really need to see the ad images to get the gist of what has me riled up.
    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/good-christian-belles/news/319542

    That is all.

  77. 83 squawkbox says:

    UMMMMM Rush did apologize.

    But me thinks it was ONLY because his sponsors where bailing. Especially 4 of his largest long time sponsors..

  78. 84 shamaal says:

    She’s much prettier than you’re giving her credit for, you cretins.

    Must be some of that inner beauty that I hear about. ;)

  79. 85 shamaal says:

    I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

    Other than calling her a slut, that is. The rest of the apology is even funnier.

    Rush hasn’t hidden the fact that he is an entertainer. But the one thing he does take serious is that his advertisers get their money’s worth and he’s clearly remiss.

  80. 86 squawkbox says:

    Heh
    Rush might have gotten away with it if he had not carried on about for a 2nd and 3rd day. But nooooooo he had to push the envelope.

    With all due respect to the deceased this has been a real bad week for conservative heros.

  81. 87 squawkbox says:

    AND I can think of at least 3 prominent “conservative” talk show hosts that will now have to choke back some crow their own selves.

    /Heh I am so glad I kept my “defense” relegated to back channel email threads. ;)
    // OOOPS

  82. 88 shamaal says:

    I can’t get too excited about the entertainers backtracking, they’re paid to entertain. It’s the politicians who didn’t stand up when they had the opportunity who are keeping the spin-meisters up this weekend.

  83. 89 squawkbox says:

    Actually Shamaal I am pretty pragmatic about this whole affair. Having been an observer from both sides in my political daliences it is all bidness as usual to me. Then again I ain’t never been one to make a hero out of anyone. I figure I speak for myself well enough not to require a surrogate.

  84. 90 squawkbox says:

    RE: Entertainers

    Now what does get my ire up is to pay $60 for concert tickets and the artist does his sing it with me junk. I PAID TO HEAR HIM/HER/IT not the audience.

  85. 91 shamaal says:

    Mrs. Shamaal and I saw George Thorogood a number of months ago ($60, I wish); he did a couple sing alongs. It doesn’t bother me, the Mrs wasn’t very happy though. I figure after a couple hundred concerts, the artist gets tired of doing the sos and wants to get some feedback.

  86. 92 shamaal says:

    Double post.
    Move along, nothing to see.

  87. 93 shamaal says:

    How to Train Your Dog to Get You a Beer

    From one of the comments:

    I tried this years ago and it didn’t end well. Even after rehab I still had to go to AA meetings every Wednesday night. People look at you funny when explain you’re only there because your dog cannot drive.

  88. 94 squawkbox says:

    ($60, I wish)

    That ought tell ya how long it has been since I have paid to see a concert. :)

  89. 95 squawkbox says:

    Well y’all, till we meet again let me leave ya with some Papa John Creach.

    /i know Shamaal and Brother Phil can appreciate this.

  90. 96 wagonburner says:

    Cool video of a recent tornado as it passes near/over a parking lot.

  91. 97 Adee says:

    Spouse and I had a blast earlier this evening watching The Money Pit. Thanks to mention of it on Hambone recently, we got it from Netflix. Have not laughed so hard or so long in months. Tom Hanks was sooo young in it–1986.

    G’night all.

  92. 98 gtotracker says:

    98

  93. 99 gtotracker says:

    99

  94. 100 Super Dave says:

    Hunnerd
    Mornin’ Gang
    Where is everybody, we’re burning daylight. :wink:

  95. 101 Sarge says:

    82 mharper42 says:

    March 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Now hear this.

    I saw an edge-of-the-screen ad somewhere today for a POS show on ABC. Here they are on Facebook in case you haven’t seen or heard of “GCB“.

    If you can’t see the image in FB, here’s a link to a review. But you really need to see the ad images to get the gist of what has me riled up.
    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/good-christian-belles/news/319542

    That is all.

    If the pics ain’t enough, the original title—and the point of view of the series might.

    I am again reminded of Andrew Brietbart.

    Breitbart knew instinctively, as people in Washington and most other places did not, that movies, television programs, and popular music send out deeply political messages every hour of every day. They shape the culture, and then the culture shapes politics. Influence those films and TV shows and songs, and you’ll eventually influence politics.

    The Left had known that for generations, but on the Right, so many people in politics thought only about politics. To Breitbart, that was folly. “The people who have money, every four years at the last possible second, are told, ‘You need to give millions of dollars, because these four counties in Ohio are going to determine the election,’” Breitbart told the National Policy Council in October 2009. “I am saying, why didn’t we invest 20 years ago in a movie studio in Hollywood, why didn’t we invest in creating television shows, why didn’t we create institutions that would reflect and affirm that which is good about America?”

    The fight we are in is about so much more than politics. I wish some folks would understand that and get with the program.

  96. 102 gtotracker says:

    Maybe Limbaugh should have just worn a green shirt with ‘Fluke is a Slut’ in yellow letters.

  97. 103 shamaal says:

    One of the fallout of this is that the word “slut” has been added to the acceptable lexicon of the right. It joins cigarred and other terms I won’t repeat.

  98. 104 Super Dave says:

    Well it was 45′ when I got up and has warmed up to 56′ here in Clear Lake, LQQks like a great day in the wroks.

  99. 105 Texpat says:

    As usual, Freddy Nietzsche causes most of the problems with the referee, you know the one, the Chinese guy.

  100. 106 Bonecrusher says:

    I am still trying to figure out why there is any fallout what-so-ever from Limbaugh properly identifying the slut as a slut. Didn’t she self proclaim that she was having so much sex it was causing her to go broke, that can’t be from just one guy now can it?? If she is having so much sex she can’t be that particular about with whom she is having it either, that, by definition makes the slut properly defined as a slut.
    Let’s add a little to the mix, she identified herself as 23 yet she is actually 30, she is going to a darned expensive school in a darned expensive town so how is she paying for school and living expenses, the marginal cost of the birth control is negligible, so how is this causing her to go broke? I say she is a lying slut to boot.

  101. 107 Super Dave says:

    I didn’t know that?! The Sunshine Hydrox cookie came out 4 years before the Oreo. Hydrox in 1908 and the Oreo in 1912, Butt the Oreo blew away the Hydrox. The guy on Sunday Morning said that the name sounded like a sanitizing cleaner. :grin:

    Found this on the web;

    Who doesn’t remember these cookies. It’s The original chocolate sandwich cookie that predates the Oreo by 4 years (1908 vs. 1912 for Oreo), but forever suffered the misconception of being a cheap knock off of the supposed original “Oreo” cookie.

  102. 108 Bonecrusher says:

    SD: I read that there were twisters in Alabammy, I hope the old home place got by unscathed.

  103. 109 Super Dave says:

    FWIW; When I think of Sunshine Hydrox, I think of the Vienna Fingers that they made in the 60’s.

  104. 110 Texpat says:

    #103 shamaal

    The Right’s invective lexicography is miniscule compared to the Left’s vast glossary of hatred for Sarah Palin alone. It’s doubtful we can catch up for a long time because attacking women who don’t conform to their smelly orthodoxies by questioning their sexuality and virtue is all Left-wing mongers have ever had.

  105. 111 Super Dave says:

    Bonecrusher;

    SD: I read that there were twisters in Alabammy, I hope the old home place got by unscathed.

    Yes, we’re in the far southeast corner about 40 miles from the Florida or Georgia line the storms were in the far north central& eastern part, just south of Tennessee. Thanks, fer askin’

  106. 112 mharper42 says:

    #104 Dave

    Well it was 45′ when I got up and has warmed up to 56′ here in Clear Lake, LQQks like a great day in the wroks.

    I also woke up in 45 feet of coldness, and it was hard to get up. I kept hitting the snooze button and burrowing back under the blanket. I’m avoiding those wroks though.
    :)

  107. 113 Bonecrusher says:

    Some white guys were turned away from a FDNY pre-hire workshop, because they were white. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot. . . . .wouldn’t there be riots or something? Do you think Erik Holderiski would be silent on the issue as he is now?
    I submit that 0 and company are going to keep pushing even harder to cause anger among the whites, hopefully so that they will protest and be able to be branded as racists. They want chaos so they can postpone/eliminate the elections. I submit that they do not want peace and tranquility because then everybody will look at them more closely and will not like what they see.

  108. 114 mharper42 says:

    #109 Dave
    You can still buy Vienna Fingers. I haven’t bought any recently but I’ve seen them on the shelves in the cookie aisle.

  109. 115 Super Dave says:

    mharper42

    I’m avoiding those wroks though.

    Well, my brain thinks faster than my fingers can type…That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. :grin:

  110. 116 phil says:

    Looks like a headline that will be a perfect fit for our 2012 presidential election.

    Claims of widespread violations in Russian American presidential election; Putin Obumma poised to win

    But then again the Obumma press would love nothing more than rampant voter fraud so their lord and king can stay on his throne.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/opposition-observers-claim-reports-widespread-violations-russian-presidential-115123837.html

  111. 117 shamaal says:

    #106 Osteoclueless

    I am still trying to figure out why there is any fallout what-so-ever from Limbaugh properly identifying the slut as a slut. Didn’t she self proclaim that she was having so much sex it was causing her to go broke, that can’t be from just one guy now can it??

    In a word, no.

  112. 118 Super Dave says:

    The wife just saw the first pair of Martins! YES!!

  113. 119 shamaal says:

    #110 texpat

    The Right’s invective lexicography is miniscule compared to the Left’s vast glossary of hatred for Sarah Palin alone. It’s doubtful we can catch up for a long time because attacking women who don’t conform to their smelly orthodoxies by questioning their sexuality and virtue is all Left-wing mongers have ever had.

    Nice try, texpat.
    I’m not referring to the modern day broadsheeters and pamphleteers, lurking in the background distributing their unsigned raves and rantings; these modern day publius have their place – mostly over at the FreeRepublic.
    For every Ted Nugent calling the Fist Lady a toxic cant, you will always find some an army of left wing dolts writing similar insults in comment sections; as you have posted in the past.
    As you know, I’m referring to the spokesman, the stalwarts, the Dobsons, Limbaughs, DeMints, Becks, McCains, Robertsons who speak for their constituencies and yes, even for their party. Check out CPAC lately?
    Does it happen on the right, sure. We have our Carrvilles and Stephanapolis and comedians; lord have we got comedians. Ever wonder why there are so few conservative comedians?, – I know, it’s the left wing conspiracy, it most certainly can’t be the wealth of material available.
    And finally, it’s not the just the rude behavior, folks are judged by their response.
    Heroes of this debacle are President of Georgetown University, John DeGioia and Law School Dean Treanor. Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit University in the US.

    She was respectful, sincere, and spoke with conviction. She provided a model of civil discourse. This expression of conscience was in the tradition of the deepest values we share as a people. One need not agree with her substantive position to support her right to respectful free expression. And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position – including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels – responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student.

    Now, that’s class.

  114. 121 Bonecrusher says:

    I scanned part of the post sham linked and it is full of the half truth, twisting so common of the left. They can’t make the simple case out of their position because without a bunch of heart tugging and conflation of different issues, their cases usually have no merit what so ever. I have heard, on numerous occasions the argument for abortion (for example) always includes rape and incest yet, what percentage of abortions are due to rape and incest, 1/2 or maybe even all the way up to 1%?? The issue is not the 1/2 or 1% but the remaining 99% which is used simply as a means of birth control; an act which has no redeeming value.
    Simple facts for the lefty moonbats:
    1) Sex may be free, but the consequences are to be born by those who choose to engage in such behavior.
    2) A provider of health care coverage, the ones who pay for it, are absolutely entitled to limit said coverage if some procedures are morally abhorrent to their personal convictions. It is called the golden rule, he who has the gold makes the rules.
    3) If I choose not to engage in behavior that I deem to be irresponsible or morally wrong, I absolutely should not be forced to subsidize those whose behavior is.
    4) Forcing someone to pay for something they are not going to use and for activities which they find morally deficient or abhorrent, is not compassion, it is extortion.

    IF abortion on demand and free contraceptives are such a good thing and the morally correct thing (in the eyes of the left) then let the private charities provide them for those who choose to engage in that behavior. If there is such widespread agreement that these things should be provided at no cost to the user, then let all the lefty altruism spring forth from their own pocket books and stop looking to the public treasury to fund your position.
    Put a little more simply, if you think it is such a good thing then pay for it out of your own pocket and keep the public funds out of it.

  115. 122 GJT says:

    My name is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit
    school.

    Assuming she wasn’t bound and gagged and forced to attend law school there, I’m puzzled why the arguement continues from this point.

  116. 123 shamaal says:

    But then again the Obumma press would love nothing more than rampant voter fraud so their lord and king can stay on his throne.

    So far the only cases of voter fraud involve …………. Republicans.

    Republicans from Benton County met in several places across the area to cast their vote for the Republican nomination. However, hundreds of voters were turned away at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Thousands stood in line before the caucus as early as 8:30 a.m. Voters we talked to say those with their Voter Registration Cards were sent up to the front of the line. They tell us, they had no idea they were supposed to bring their card.

    Here’s an idea for the conspiracy nuts:
    The only way to avoid voter fraud, is to keep Republicans away from the voting booth. ;)

  117. 124 shamaal says:

    Shoot! Here’s the Washington State linkie.

  118. 125 shamaal says:

    … I’m puzzled why the argument continues from this point.

    You know, the usual constitutional reasons: liberty, freedom of association, opportunity to make a difference and all that life, liberty and pursuit of happiness stuff that infuriates those on the right.

  119. 126 Bonecrusher says:

    #125: Shamizzle:

    freedom of association,

    what is it about that and this:

    My name is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school.

    that you can’t seem to get your arms around?? She was free to attend any law school to which she had the credentials and money to be accepted. She chose to go to one where those who freely chose to associate agreed by their choice to abide by the principles of that school.
    She was free to go to whichever school she wanted yet chose to go to one with which she had an obvious conflict and expects the overwhelming majority to conform to her deviant choices?!?!?
    I am really glad I don’t have to work with you as there is no reason with in you.

  120. 127 shamaal says:

    Wulp, Gypsy’s brown eyes are turning yellow and the poor thing is hopping up and down with her legs crossed, so it’s off to the pipeline. Then it’s off to work continuing to support the President’s successful campaign to reduce our oil dependency on foreign imports.

  121. 128 GJT says:

    I suppose she has the constitutional freedom to lobby for admission to a nun school, then be allowed to date and be given morning after pills too, but then, we’re not discussing whether she should be jailed or not, are we.

  122. 129 Hamous says:

    Texpat

    The Right’s invective lexicography is miniscule compared to the Left’s vast glossary of hatred for Sarah Palin alone. It’s doubtful we can catch up for a long time because attacking women who don’t conform to their smelly orthodoxies by questioning their sexuality and virtue is all Left-wing mongers have ever had.

    But their dutiful sycophants are sent out, even to this small cubby hole in the blogosphere, to vehemently deny their own hatred while epileptically convulsing out the names of their usual bogeymen. It’s a broken record. You can try putting a couple quarters on the tone arm to get it to move along but it just won’t budge.

    Their entire philosophy is built on lies. They want to be “multicultural” yet they can only win elections by racially and ethnically dividing the nation. They proclaim tolerance for every possible combination of sexual deviancy yet have no problem hurling derogatory terms like “tea bagger” around. They deny voter fraud on the Left exists yet require photo IDs when their union goon squads hold elections. They worship at the altar of abortion and facetiously proclaim their support for Head Start. They puke out “Separation of Church and state!” but invent exceptions when it comes to their life-denying sacred cows.

    I’m not sure I care anymore. Their orthodoxy will eventually wither and die, drowning in its own bile. Unfortunately it may take our great nation down with it.

  123. 130 GJT says:

    Yeah! That’s what I meant.

  124. 131 Texpat says:

  125. 132 Super Dave says:

    #129 Hambone, well said and to the point.

  126. 133 Super Dave says:

    #131 Texpat :grin:

  127. 134 Bonecrusher says:

    #131 TP: That’s pretty funny.

  128. 135 Tedtam says:

    I just quickly skimmed part of Shammy’s link to Fluke’s testimony. There is an issue with dividing “birth control” to “hormone therapy”. There are major flaws in her testimony:

    1) Birth control is not expensive. Generic pills run less than $15/month, sometimes much less (one radio caller said his girlfriend gets hers for $5/month). The much beloved Planned Parenthood will supply birth control very cheaply, possibly for free, depending upon your finances. I don’t know what the prices are for diaphragms or IUD devices, but I can’t imagine them being much more expensive. With the diaphragm, you add a spermicide, but it’s not like you use a whole tube every day. Well, maybe Fluke does…
    2) If birth control is required for medical reasons, I believe that health insurance covers it as part of a treatment program. It is, therefore, moot for this argument.
    3) Sex is optional. If one does not engage in sex, the body does not stop breathing, the heart continues beating, and even in the case of liberals, the brain continues to function. How well these bodily functions function is usually more a product of diet, exercise, genetics, and luck.
    4) I do not expect my health care to cover optional recreational activities. As I have stated elsewhere, if I want to take up rock climbing, I do not expect my insurance or other taxpayers to fund my equipment purchases. If I turn to racquetball for stress relief, I do not expect my insurance or other taxpayers to pay for my gym fees or to restring my racquet. If Fluke wants to engage in recreational sex, then she should fund that activity herself.
    5) If orgasms are important to Ms. Fluke for her well-being, well, those things can be handled without the presence of seminal fluid. Unless, of course, she attended a Jesuit university for the Catholic atmosphere, which would make the recreational sex issue important for other reasons, more along the lines of violating her religious beliefs and not related to procreation. From what I’ve seen of most lefties (at protests anyway), sexual self-gratification is one of the few “take care of yourself” things that they enthusiastically support.
    6) Ms. Fluke could go to any law school anywhere. Why this one?

    In short, she’s a liar and a fraud. I think Rush went way off the deep end with calling her the things he did, I think it’s more because she’s a liar and a fraud, rather than a s**t or a prostitute.

  129. 136 Tedtam says:

    My older sister is visiting my Mom today for a slightly early birthday celebration. I am off to help get rid of cake and deliver clean laundry.

  130. 137 Texpat says:

    My nomination for quote of the month in February was this by British commentator, Clive Crook, in The Atlantic:

    When prosperous liberals vote their values, not their interests, that’s enlightened. When poor conservatives do it, it’s dumb. What’s perhaps most offensive is the empathy this pathology sometimes elicits, infamously expressed by candidate Obama in 2008. “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” It’s a shame they’re that way, but we understand.

    Now, Crook swerves into the ditch and is critiqued exquisitely here by James Taranto, but he does sense, if not entirely grasp, the problem. Taranto writes:

    Crook’s main interest, however, is the “big puzzle” of why “American liberals find it much harder than conservatives to be populist.” The obvious answer is oikophobia: The liberal left is disdainful, both culturally and ideologically, of Middle America, and that is why the Democratic Party keeps nominating meritocratic toffs like Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama.

    An obvious exception is the most successful Democratic politician of the past half-century, Bill Clinton. Clinton’s elite credentials were as impressive as those of his successors (Georgetown, Oxford, Yale Law), and he was, and is, a man of the liberal left. But he had an emotional understanding of Middle America and was ideologically supple enough to avoid or defuse bitter conflicts over social issues. Even Hillary Clinton, by the time she ran for president in 2008, had absorbed some of these qualities from her husband.

  131. 138 Bonecrusher says:

    from wiki:

    Slut or slattern is a term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally pejorative and often applied to women as an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning “dirty or slovenly.”[1] However some women have demonstrated saying they’re proud of being “sluts”, and have given it a positive connotation.[2][3]

    How does Ms. Fluke deviate from the above, based on her own words?

  132. 139 Texpat says:

    Here’s a letter to the Washington Post:

    You accuse Rush Limbaugh of having violated standards of civility in his criticism of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for her outspoken support for government-mandated provision of “free” contraception (“The GOP can no longer avoid its Rush Limbaugh problem,” March 3).

    Perhaps you’re correct. But Mr. Limbaugh reacted to Ms. Fluke’s own violation of standards of civility. A truly civilized person doesn’t demand that other people pick up the bill for her contraception. A truly civilized person – especially one who can afford to be a full-time student at a prestigious law school – would refuse any invitation to publicly play the role of a victim wronged by being told to pay for her own pills or condoms. A truly civilized person does not hold in contempt other people for their resistance to being forced to subsidize his or her ‘lifestyle choices’ (whatever those choices might be).

    When someone violates standards of civility – as Ms. Fluke has done by self-righteously (and, frankly, also rather incredibly) insisting that she and her fellow students are grievously harmed by the prospect of having to pay for their own contraception – she should not be surprised when other people violate such standards in response.

    Sincerely,
    Donald J. Boudreaux
    Professor of Economics
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Dr. Boudreaux is chairman of the economics department at GMU.

  133. 140 Bonecrusher says:

    Could this be Wormwood?

    Rev 8:10-11

    10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. 11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
    NASU

  134. 141 squawkbox says:

    Could this be Wormwood?

    no

  135. 142 squawkbox says:

    Yo Hamous

    I ordered the Tonidoplug 2 yesterday. I hate waiting for it to get here. I am tired of sharing stuff with the family and friends via email and web pages. After playing with their Tonido software and the competitions it seems to me that Tonido is the only way to go. I was not impressed with pogo plug or even dropbox for ease of use.

  136. 143 Bonecrusher says:

    #141 I don’t think it is either, but it could be. It seems that some other things should happen first. An interesting idea was to paint it or a portion of it to throw off its spin and therefore its orbit.

  137. 144 squawkbox says:

    But wouldn’t it be interesting if it became “the great star” because man decided to hit or “paint” it?

  138. 145 Bonecrusher says:

    if it hits us, no matter how it is caused to hit us, it will suck!

  139. 146 wagonburner says:

    #140 bone
    From your link:

    The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.

    Geosynchronous orbit is a smidgen over 26,000 miles. All satellites in geosynchronous orbit are at that altitude.

  140. 147 wagonburner says:

    if it hits us, no matter how it is caused to hit us, it will suck!

    But only for a very short time.

  141. 148 wagonburner says:

    Cool space pr0n.

    Very work-safe.

  142. 150 Bonecrusher says:

    #146 Mickey Che Homer: So the projected path of the object will pass within the orbit of the
    geosynchronous satellites. This raises the distinct possibility that one could be struck and/or knocked out of position by a near miss/gravitational pull, etc; not to mention altering the orbit(s) of all the space junk up there and cause the junk to strike the satellites. If enough of the satellites are put out of commission it represents a huge loss of investment, not to mention loss of services those instruments provided. It could present some big problems.

  143. 151 squawkbox says:

    I ain’t never been a star trek fanboy but after watching this clip I may need to go and watch all the series/moobies.

  144. 152 Bonecrusher says:

    thats pretty funny squawk.

  145. 153 squawkbox says:

    I like those type of mashups Bonez. I am not much of a jimmy kimmel fan either but I confess I like his weekly Friday night homage to the FCC with unnecessary censorship.

  146. 154 Super Dave says:

    OK, I just stumbled in after working outside all day and turned on the tube, it was on Ch 8 because I watched motor week this AM and guess what was on, “Peter, Paul and Mama Cass”….since when is Mama Cass part of that pathetic group? Just Axing. :?:

  147. 155 Bonecrusher says:

    SD: I thought Mama Cass choked on a hot dog about 3 decades ago.

  148. 156 Super Dave says:

    Wagonburner

    Geosynchronous orbit is a smidgen over 26,000 miles. All satellites in geosynchronous orbit are at that altitude.

    Not wishing to nit-pick but no, it’s a little over 22,000 miles, over the equator BTW.

    A geostationary orbit (GEO) is a circular geosynchronous orbit in the plane of the Earth’s equator with a radius of approximately 42,164 km (26,199 mi) (measured from the center of the Earth). A satellite in such an orbit is at an altitude of approximately 35,786 km (22,236 mi) above mean sea level. It maintains the same position relative to the Earth’s surface. If one could see a satellite in geostationary orbit, it would appear to hover at the same point in the sky, i.e., not exhibit diurnal motion, while the Sun, Moon, and stars would traverse the heavens behind it. This is sometimes called a Clarke orbit, after an early proposer, Arthur C. Clarke. Such orbits are useful for telecommunications satellites.

    :wink:

  149. 157 phil says:

    Yo Bro Squawk–I did appreciate the Papa John Creach last night but on a Sunday afternoon sometimes I need a little Sunday come to meetin’ preachin’ in my music :-)

  150. 158 gtotracker says:

    “3) Sex is optional. If one does not engage in sex, the body does not stop breathing, the heart continues beating, and even in the case of liberals, the brain continues to function. How well these bodily functions function is usually more a product of diet, exercise, genetics, and luck.”

    Obviously you were never a teenaged male. But surely you must have observed their bizarre brain functions and hyper inflated heart beats at just the prospect of obtaining that goal.

  151. 159 Super Dave says:

    #158 Goat, BAWHAHA my thoughts exactly, I started to respond but declined. :wink:

  152. 160 Bonecrusher says:

    #158,159: Obviously she had never heard of deadly semen back pressure.

  153. 161 gtotracker says:

    #160, Oh I bet she heard it, just didn’t fall for it.

  154. 162 Tedtam says:

    You mens is just pitiful. I guess that since you’re conservatives, you have no problem resolving that semen back-up pressure yourselves. Unless you have strong religious beliefs, and then you’ll just have to pray for relief.

  155. 163 wagonburner says:

    #156 sd
    Musta read it wrong. 26,000 must be the measurements between the centers of mass.

  156. 164 shamaal says:

    Well, I hope that was cathartic although it appears to getting icky. Those activities won’t leave stains on the couch, will they?

    That little Indiana girl mentioned yesterday who survived the tornado, didn’t make it

  157. 165 Super Dave says:

    #160 Bones,….It used to be called Blue,….dang, I better not, it would offend Hammy’s Grandma. :wink:

  158. 166 Super Dave says:

    Wagonburner, from the link; (26,199 mi) (measured from the center of the Earth). So you could say that you were right. I’m just a Pit-Nicker, ask anyone that knows me. :wink:

  159. 167 shamaal says:

    So, like, if the asteroid hits Washington do we still have to pay taxes?

    In order to claim the asteroid exemption to avoid preparation of a 2012 tax return, taxpayers must:

    Fill out Worksheet 2012DA14 of Form 1040, Schedule NO-A, Appendix 17, Spleen 26. On the Worksheet, taxpayers must be able to demonstrate that:

    Their Annual Adjusted Really Gross Income would have been less than $340.00 per eligible dependent after depreciation of certain non-exempt liabilities as listed on Table E-6 of IRS Publication 2012RU-KIDDING-ME, or
    Their pre-earned, post-dividend, non-withheld, self-incorporated, semi-hyphenated tin cup collections from street performances not subject to the Alternative Mime Dismemberment Exemption do not exceed the values listed under Column 2038 of Table 4 x 10² in IRS Publication 2012-NOTHING-2C-HERE.
    If either of the above conditions are met, the calculated amount may be transferred to Line 31 of Schedule NO-A, which must be submitted no later than April 15, 2013, along with the Federal copy of Form-1099NOTHAPPENING, in lieu of your return. Please also ensure that you have entered the correct jail index code to match your preference, or your incarceration may be delayed.

  160. 168 Adee says:

    Good evening Hamsters. We had a brisk and beautiful 37 at 6, sparkling dew at Sunrise, and slow warming as the morning progressed. Made it to 74 for a high, with very low humidity that combined with yesterday’s wind pulled the moisture out of pots of geraniums recently bought. Watered all of them again this evening. Our inspection of existing plantings continues to determine what survived and is growing, what looks pretty bad but might snap back given a little more time, and what for sure is dead. Unfortunately for the hydrangeas, the “little more time” has not helped their feeble state, and they are sliding slowly into the final category. Sigh.

  161. 169 gtotracker says:

    Maybe Shmug is what happens when blue sphere back pressure back fires up into the brain.

  162. 170 Super Dave says:

    #169 Goat :grin:

  163. 171 shamaal says:

    More Texans in the News

    For more than 30 years, newspaper carrier Inez Callaway has thrown newspapers for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 91- year-old delivered her first paper in 1977, and used to work the route with her husband before he passed away two years ago.

    91 years old and still throwing newspapers, good for her

  164. 172 squawkbox says:

    Heh

    PBS is laying claim during their begathon that they are the “curators” of all the old music of the 60′s. Heck I thought it was these guys . And watching the PBS begathon they look just like these guys.

  165. 173 Tedtam says:

    It looks like the Big sites are undergoing their transformation. Trying to get to BigJournalism and BigGovernment gets me to Breitbart.com. Breitbart had planned to roll out something new on March 1, and they had a notice yesterday that there was going to be some kind of new format coming on Monday.

    And I hear BigEducation will roll out in April.

    There’s no replacing the man, but he has left a vision for others to follow. I hope they can do at least half as well as Andrew in carrying on his fight.

  166. 174 squawkbox says:

    Just in case anyone was losing sleep over this

    The number of words in the English language is : 1,010,649.7. This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor on January 1, 2012.

  167. 175 phil says:

    How about a site called….

    BigFatLadyWillBeSingingIfObummaWinsAgain.com

  168. 176 Super Dave says:

    OK Daughter called to ask a question about the history of Sears and she wasn’t surprised that I knew the answer, so I asked her, what company had more stores in the 30′s than Wally World has today? Any takers,…no fair Googling it!

  169. 177 shamaal says:

    A&P was pretty big at the time. Woolworths was popular also.

  170. 178 Tedtam says:

    Breitbart 2.0 is rolling out. His dream lives on.

  171. 179 Super Dave says:

    #177 Shamaal, very good “The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company” had 16,000 stores in the 30′s, Wally World has about 6200 now,….I think?

  172. 180 shamaal says:

    There was a tremendous backlash in the 20s and 30s over chain stores, with many states taxing them. The mom and pops couldn’t compete with them, sort of like the Walmart penetration. Texas, IIRC was particularly onerous with a progressive tax on the number of stores a person could own.
    Labor (AFL?) supported A&P in exchange for labor contracts and turned the tide.

  173. 181 squawkbox says:

    Like I said, a bad week for conservative heroes.

    Way to go Herman. :( A child a gold fish and the economy. Nothing good can come of this commercial.

  174. 182 Texpat says:

    #180 shamaal

    There are stories about small town merchants in Texas around the turn of the 20th century offering young boys bounties on Sears & Roebuck catalogues from local homes. Sears was the first “Walmart threat” to small retailers.

  175. 183 GJT says:

    I thought they were used in the outhouses.

    So we close the book on Barf Kitty weekend, so sad.

  176. 184 shamaal says:

    #182 texpat
    The threat was made possible, by interference from the federal government. In the late 1800s Congress promised rural delivery to farms, if they had a passable road. Given the crappiness of dirt roads, it was a safe offer. In 1910? David King invented the King Road Drag that crowned the roads and allowed water to run off.
    Overnight Congress had to make good on their offer, when I was a lad, Rural Free Delivery still existed. Now that farmers have access through mail, parcel delivery came next. Sears & Roebuck, along with many others suddenly gain an entirely new market, the triumph of Keynesian economics – increase demand and supply will follow.
    And that is how federal government interference drove mom and pop out of business.

    FWIW, Sears great claim to fame was not catalog goods, it was revolving credit.

  177. 185 shamaal says:

    #181 squawk

    Great, now he’s gonna have PETA on his case.
    Maybe he’s being paid to be a sideshow to take the heat off the circus performers in the center ring. It’s the Colbert influence.

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