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    by coldwarrior ( 143 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at February 19th, 2018 - 5:41 am

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    1. 1 | February 19, 2018 7:41 am

      Hello…… hello….. hello….. ello….

      wow… what an echo… place is yuge, but oddly empty…


    2. 2 | February 19, 2018 8:52 am

      Ya’ll would prolly be loving our weather today. A lovely balmy 53 degrees here at ye olde Rock Star Homestead (Currently 48 degrees). Looking for snow at the 3500 foot level, (I’m at 1900 feet) today and tonight.


    3. 3 | February 19, 2018 10:24 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Hell, the temperatures are going to rising here. Getting up to 6 degrees Canadian over night and rising to almost 12 tomorrow. End of the week is calling for snow.


    4. lobo91
      4 | February 19, 2018 11:40 am

      It was 75 in DC Thursday afternoon while I was out visiting the monuments.

      Saturday, my flight home was delayed because they had to de-ice the plane before takeoff.


    5. 5 | February 19, 2018 11:45 am

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Hell, the temperatures are going to rising here. Getting up to 6 degrees Canadian over night and rising to almost 12 tomorrow. End of the week is calling for snow.

      6 degrees Canadian? that’s what? -12 degree American? Kind of like the Canadian dollar being worth $.80 American yea?


    6. darkwords
      6 | February 19, 2018 1:13 pm

      We were joking last night, JUST joking, that the next POTUS will be an insecure, victimized, black, lesbian woman who talks well and can shoot a gun. Must be one out there somewhere.


    7. RIX
      7 | February 19, 2018 1:54 pm

      https://hotair.com/archives/2018/02/19/jennifer-lawrence-taking-year-off-acting-fix-america/
      @ Hot Air
      Greetings and be of good cheer. Katniss is taking a year off to save America and stuff.
      This oughta do it!


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | February 19, 2018 3:11 pm

      @ RIX:

      what other celebrity decided to do that? Oh, yeah! Chelsea Handler, another dumb blonde who can’t get anyone to hire her.

      (get rid of the electoral college? I bet if I dug into it, ‘Represent Us’ would have boucoup Soros bucks behind it)


    9. lobo91
      9 | February 19, 2018 4:13 pm

      Harvard Law Professor: Let’s Have A ‘Children’s Crusade’ For Gun Control, Let 16-Year-Olds Vote

      In their neverending quest to find sympathetic faces to promote unpopular policies, the Left has now seized on children to stump for gun control. Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe led the way.

      While most of the media aren’t calling for children to vote – that would be fully idiotic, considering that most children aren’t capable of properly driving a car or making responsible decisions about anything from alcohol to sex – they are trotting out classmates of the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting in order to push the gun control agenda. High school students dominated the weekend media coverage of the gun control issue – to such an extent that President Trump supposedly asked patrons of Mar-a-Lago whether he ought to consider gun control proposals.

      This is foolishness of the highest order.

      The measure of whether a proposal has merit or not should not be the personal emotional investment of the person making the proposal. We don’t let doctors operate on their own family members for a reason. And just because someone saw a classmate shot to death does not grant expertise on matters of policy.


    10. 10 | February 19, 2018 4:35 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Do crime victims get 2 votes?


    11. Deplorable Bumr50
      11 | February 19, 2018 6:06 pm

      Pretty sure I just got redistricted into a ghetto…

      http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13324011-74/pa-court-issues-new-congressional-map-gop-likely-to-challenge

      Pa. court issues new congressional map; GOP likely to challenge

      HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court as they seek to protect their advantage in the U.S. House.

      The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation’s most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision.

      Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia’s heavily populated and moderate suburbs, where Republicans had held seats in bizarrely contorted districts, including one labeled “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck.”

      The redrawn map could boost the Democratic Party’s quest to capture control of the U.S. House and dramatically change Pennsylvania’s predominantly Republican, all-male delegation.

      Meanwhile, sitting congressmen, dozens of would-be candidates and millions of voters have to sort out which district they live in barely a month before the candidates’ deadline to submit paperwork to run.

      Republican lawmakers are expected to quickly challenge the map in federal court, arguing that legislatures and governors, not courts, have the constitutional responsibility to draw congressional maps.

      The Democratic-majority state Supreme Court ruled last month in a party line decision that the district boundaries unconstitutionally put partisan interests above neutral line-drawing criteria, such as keeping districts compact and eliminating municipal and county divisions.

      The decision is the first time a state court threw out congressional boundaries in a partisan gerrymandering case and handed a victory to the group of registered Democratic voters who sued last June in a lawsuit backed by the League of Women Voters.

      Candidates can start circulating petitions to run in their new district in a little over a week, Feb. 27. Pennsylvania has seen a surge in interest in running for Congress with six incumbents elected in 2016 not running again — the most in four decades — and Democrats vehemently opposing President Donald Trump.

      Pennsylvania’s Republican delegation has provided a crucial pillar of support for Republican control of the U.S. House since 2010.

      Republicans who controlled the Legislature and governor’s office after the 2010 census crafted it to elect Republicans and succeeded in that aim: Republicans won 13 of 18 seats in three straight elections under the now-invalidated map, even though Pennsylvania’s statewide elections are often closely divided and registered Democratic voters outnumber Republicans.

      The new map will not apply to the March 13 special congressional election in southwestern Pennsylvania’s 18th District between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb.


    12. rain of lead
      12 | February 19, 2018 6:34 pm

      what the fuck!!!

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/375310-another-dog-food-company-recalls-dog-food-tainted-with-euthanasia-drugs/

      The new recall includes everything from brands like Gravy Train to Skippy to Kibbles ‘N Bits, and even though the FDA says it’s “unlikely” that your dog will get sick, we’ve got a complete list of the products below.

      https://gizmodo.com/another-dog-food-company-recalls-food-tainted-with-euth-1823129927

      how the hell does pentobarbital get into dogfood?


    13. rain of lead
      13 | February 19, 2018 6:40 pm

      heh
      We always knew there was a generally good trade strategy visible from POTUS Trump, but it needs to be said that NO-ONE realized just how well thought out it really is. Now I know what this guy does instead of sleeping… he maps out the matrix of trade leverage and economic strategy….. it’s almost absurd how keenly insightful Trump is on the geopolitical side of economics.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/justin-from-canada-attempts-backup-option-for-trade-mistakes-fails-miserably/#more-146025


    14. eaglesoars
      14 | February 19, 2018 6:52 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      how the hell does pentobarbital get into dogfood?

      I posted this last week (I get FDA animal stuff). It’s not the first time. Evanger’s was cited the first time after 2 pugs in the same family died.

      They THINK that ‘downer’ animals are being supplied by unscrupulous suppliers. These are animals that are euthanized w/phenobarbital and they are in no way allowed in any food supply. My understanding is that their remains are incinerated.


    15. eaglesoars
      16 | February 19, 2018 7:01 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      it’s almost absurd how keenly insightful Trump is on the geopolitical side of economics.

      Hubby, as a dairy guy, is really concerned about Mexico because we export so much stuff there. I’ll have to show him this and see what he thinks.


    16. eaglesoars
      17 | February 19, 2018 7:06 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/judges-unnoticed-order-reveals-something-fascinating-gen-flynn-motion-withdraw-guilty-plea-likely-works/

      That’s not ALL Sullivan’s order said. He told the gov’t to turn over everything whether they think it’s material or not.

      About 2 wks prior to the Feb 16 order, Mueller filed to delay the sentencing. THAT was the 1st clue something was up. Sullivan smelled a rat too and personally, I think he’s going to make damn sure Flynn’s team has everything they need for a YUGE lawsuit


    17. rain of lead
      18 | February 19, 2018 7:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      how are the dogs
      you still being snubbed?


    18. eaglesoars
      19 | February 19, 2018 7:54 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      how are the dogs
      you still being snubbed?

      Mia is just fine. I spend extra time loving up Willow so she does grace us with her presence from time to time. The problem is that Willow is now 6 yrs old and she has no patience with a puppy who tries to nurse and generally act like an annoying mosquito with needle teeth. OTOH, Mia does need to learn basic etiquette, eg, don’t even THINK about taking the chew hide away from the matron.

      Mia can already navigate stairs (YIKES!) and she’s adventurous but doesn’t have the death-wish recklessness that her aunt Bonnie had, thank god. She knows her name, comes when called and is a happy little girl. My concern that she would miss her littemates seems to be unfounded. She’s too busy exploring and playing with the too-many-to-count toys. And she is beyond affectionate. She’s spent the two nites with us asleep in my arms. She has a small soot-like mark on her right front paw so I call her Smudge. Tomorrow the weather is going to be in the 70s, so she gets her first walk around outside. She is, of course, perfect.


    19. lobo91
      20 | February 19, 2018 8:02 pm

      Mayor Demands NRA Move Convention From Dallas — Because Of The 1963 JFK Assassination

      On Monday Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (D) cited the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and demanded that the NRA cancel its upcoming convention.

      The convention is scheduled to take place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

      Mayor Pro Tem Caraway spoke Monday about the scheduled NRA convention. Fox 4 reported that he framed his demand that the NRA pull out by pointing to JFK’s assassination, then pivoting to the July 7, 2016, fatal ambush of five Dallas police officers, the Florida school shooting, and November 2017 murder of a 27-year-old mother of six in the city, allegedly at the hands of a 15-year-old.

      Caraway said:

      Gun violence has played a significant part in Dallas’ historical past from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the five Dallas Police officers gunned down in July 2016 to the brutal murder of a mother of six children in District 4 this past Christmas. It is time to put the heat on the NRA and demand that they work with elected officials in our country to establish gun laws that protect our children and keep our communities safe. We have got to take on the NRA.

      CBS DFW reports that Caraway also said, “We have got to take on the NRA. I am all for the protection of the 2nd Amendment but I am also for protecting the children and a safer Dallas. We must get rid of these assault weapons to protect the children and we must do something now.”


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | February 19, 2018 8:08 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      We must get rid of these assault weapons

      Am I the only one who is tired of telling people an AR-15 isn’t an assault weapon? The fuckers just flat out lie.


    21. rain of lead
      22 | February 19, 2018 8:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      nice


    22. lobo91
      23 | February 19, 2018 8:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      We must get rid of these assault weapons

      Am I the only one who is tired of telling people an AR-15 isn’t an assault weapon? The fuckers just flat out lie.

      No, you’re not the only one


    23. eaglesoars
      24 | February 19, 2018 8:39 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      nice

      I just sent you a pic taken a few hours after we got her home


    24. rain of lead
      25 | February 19, 2018 8:57 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      awww
      that is one sweet looking little pup
      the pic came through upside down so when I first saw it I thought “how did the critter get stuck to the ceiling?”


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | February 19, 2018 8:59 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I don’t get the upside down thing. It’s normal when I look at it but I rec’v a lot of upside down pics too


    26. rain of lead
      27 | February 19, 2018 9:03 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I think she will be a very sweet dog for you


    27. eaglesoars
      28 | February 19, 2018 9:04 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      No, you’re not the only one

      And the next time I hear any 2nd amendment crap, I’m just going to tell them to DO IT. Don’t threaten killing it, go ahead and start the process. You won’t like the rules you think you want us to live by and you won’t win the world you think you will. You may not even survive to see what you do get. So shut up and DO IT.


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | February 19, 2018 9:29 pm

      This is a great piece on the liberal dream of taking our guns. What they dream will happen (everybody voluntarily turns over their guns) vs what would happen – assassination and civil war. But in the middle is this handy-dandy mythbuster about what really happened in Australia.

      ——–
      Australia made it extremely difficult to buy a new gun as it instituted a completely voluntary gun buyback. This means that in 1996, there were 17.5 guns per hundred people and in 2016, the number was only down to 13.7 per hundred people. So Australia’s big accomplishment was to decrease the number of guns in its nation by 22 percent.

      https://pjmedia.com/trending/liberals-dont-understand-serious-attempt-gun-confiscation-lead-civil-war/


    29. coldwarrior
      31 | February 19, 2018 9:33 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      To be honest, the old map was ridiculous.


    30. Deplorable Bumr50
      32 | February 19, 2018 9:35 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Yeah, but now I have to move…


    31. rain of lead
      33 | February 19, 2018 10:00 pm

      this will not end well
      https://hotair.com/archives/2018/02/19/u-s-army-hey-robots-guns/

      there’s no AI involved. Or at least so the Army claims. These are more like armored vehicles with gun turrets installed on them. tank drone

      ok, that’s so much better /

      You just know that the next step is to put some level of Artificial Intelligence into them so they can fight on their own.


    32. Aussie Infidel
      34 | February 19, 2018 10:44 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Mayor Demands NRA Move Convention From Dallas — Because Of The 1963 JFK Assassination

      On Monday Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (D) cited the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and demanded that the NRA cancel its upcoming convention.

      The convention is scheduled to take place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

      I demand that the Congress decamp Washington immediately because the British burned it 206 years ago.

      🙂


    33. Aussie Infidel
      35 | February 19, 2018 10:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is a great piece on the liberal dream of taking our guns. What they dream will happen (everybody voluntarily turns over their guns) vs what would happen – assassination and civil war. But in the middle is this handy-dandy mythbuster about what really happened in Australia.

      ——–
      Australia made it extremely difficult to buy a new gun as it instituted a completely voluntary gun buyback. This means that in 1996, there were 17.5 guns per hundred people and in 2016, the number was only down to 13.7 per hundred people. So Australia’s big accomplishment was to decrease the number of guns in its nation by 22 percent.

      https://pjmedia.com/trending/liberals-dont-understand-serious-attempt-gun-confiscation-lead-civil-war/

      Correct.

      But what is left6 in the noise isn the fact that the Aussies turned in a load of crap firearms with shot out barrels and covered in rust. With the VERY generous ‘buy back’ funding that the got for this rubbish they immediately bought back top of the line semi-automatic shotguns which were still legal and which were perfect for home defence.

      Hell I know of Judges who buried their prised guns and I personally know a QC (Queens Council) who buried away his family Winchester (the gun that won the West). Strangely there was a massive ‘run ‘ on heavy walled map tubes at the time and some smart guys made a killing importing tens of thousands into the country before the amnesty took place.

      In OZ the standard of firearms increased significantly after the buy-back.

      True story folks, was there.

      🙂


    34. Aussie Infidel
      36 | February 19, 2018 10:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      No, you’re not the only one

      And the next time I hear any 2nd amendment crap, I’m just going to tell them to DO IT. Don’t threaten killing it, go ahead and start the process. You won’t like the rules you think you want us to live by and you won’t win the world you think you will. You may not even survive to see what you do get. So shut up and DO IT.

      ….. or put more succinctly…… ‘Go ahead PUNK….. Make my day!

      🙂


    35. 37 | February 19, 2018 11:35 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Remember, slaves built the White House- that’s why Queen Michelle hated living there.


    36. RIX
      38 | February 20, 2018 8:47 am

      https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-endorses-romney-for-senate-bid-in-utah/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      Good morning. Trump endorses Mittens. it is probably the smart call but it is galling.
      I would have enjoyed Trump endorsing his primary opponent and going to Utah to actively campaign for her.


    37. darkwords
      39 | February 20, 2018 12:31 pm

      @ RIX:
      I wonder if Romney thinks it is galling?


    38. darkwords
      40 | February 20, 2018 1:09 pm

      https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/965586167121854471 Worthwhile graphic on gun ownership


    39. coldwarrior
      41 | February 20, 2018 4:22 pm

      Perdomo sun grown Habano, a neat Don Julio, 75F, the girls playing in their princess pirate tree house castle. All is good.


    40. Aussie Infidel
      42 | February 20, 2018 4:59 pm

      Hi Coildwarrior.

      Guess who scored a free ticket for tonight’s T20 cricket final at Eden Park!

      🙂

      By the bye. How is Mrs. Coldwarrior doing with that Russian translation?

      🙂


    41. 43 | February 20, 2018 5:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I got into it Friday with an attorney in the office who was all about “bump stocks”. I asked him point blank – “Do you know what the ‘AR’ in ‘AR-15’ stands for? He said “Automatic Rifle or Assault Rifle, I forget which.” I lost my cool. “It stands for ARMALITE Rifle, which is the company that originally made them.”

      I can’t with these people. I can’t.


    42. 44 | February 20, 2018 5:23 pm

      Eagles – I need a book suggestion. HELP! I am in dire need of neocortex stimulation of the non-legal variety and you always have great suggestions.


    43. coldwarrior
      45 | February 20, 2018 5:32 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      *jealous*

      Gonna type it up tonight, hopefully


    44. coldwarrior
      46 | February 20, 2018 5:33 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      Educated fools.


    45. 47 | February 20, 2018 5:40 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They really are. He was all over the bump stock thing and I looked at him and said “do you even KNOW why the bump stock was invented? To assist those with a weakened arm to aim and shoot accurately. It was NOT intended to render a rifle – ANY rifle” near-automatic capacity.” His response was to tell me that now that we know it CAN do that it needs to be outlawed right away.

      I just blinked at him. “You mean like Ryder Trucks and Fertilizer?”


    46. 48 | February 20, 2018 5:52 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I just blinked at him. “You mean like Ryder Trucks and Fertilizer?”

      Wouldn’t it just be easier to outlaw Marxist Useless Imbeciles?


    47. rain of lead
      49 | February 20, 2018 6:16 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      re book stuff
      what type of stuff do you like to read
      the girl has some good ideas

      if you have a Netflix acct
      then check out black mirror, lotta twilight zone vibes


    48. lobo91
      50 | February 20, 2018 7:02 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Tell him that we should outlaw murder.


    49. 51 | February 20, 2018 7:04 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Yes I do. I’ll check it out. I’m sure the Football Savant Offspring will enjoy as well.

      I am most a non-fiction girl. Love a good biography or historical family (i.e, Tudors, Romanovs, Borgias). I am as fed up with politics as I can be at the moment. Except to say those god-awful Presidential portraits cost HOW MUCH????


    50. 52 | February 20, 2018 7:40 pm

      @ lobo91:

      It amazes me that the same people who yell gun control at a tragedy like this never said a damn word when Obama and Holder were gun running into Mexico, causing the deaths of over 300 people.

      It also amazes me that the same people who want 900 hoops put in the path of anyone wishing to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights are the same people who will tell you asking for an ID to Vote is oppressive.


    51. Canoe Convoy
      53 | February 20, 2018 7:42 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian: The issues here are that gun regulation provokes an emotional response. For either side, there is no argument that works to convince someone on the other side. As the saying goes, ” One cannot be reasoned away from a position that one didn’t reason oneself into to begin with.” Both sides reject the terms of the other side.


    52. Canoe Convoy
      54 | February 20, 2018 7:47 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      Furthermore, they refuse to acknowledge that the right to keep and own arms is viewed as a civil right by gun owners. I think growing up with a gun around, and being shown how to be conscientious with a gun leads one to have a different reaction than if one has never owned a gun.


    53. darkwords
      55 | February 20, 2018 7:51 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      I’d be ok if they test their gun control desires on Chicago first.


    54. RIX
      56 | February 20, 2018 7:55 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      @ RIX:
      I wonder if Romney thinks it is galling?

      They made a deal.


    55. RIX
      57 | February 20, 2018 8:35 pm

      https://thegatewaypundit.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a1f9b29171f5fb45edb2520ae&id=674ac40066&e=d43a186674
      @ Gateway Pundit
      One of the kids from that Florida H.S that Cruz shot up has been all over the tube bashing Trump and defending the
      FBI is wait for it ,the son of an ex FBI agent.


    56. AZfederalist
      58 | February 20, 2018 8:37 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Wouldn’t it just be easier to outlaw Marxist Useless Imbeciles?

      Would certainly be more satisfying and worthwhile


    57. AZfederalist
      59 | February 20, 2018 8:40 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      I’d be ok if they test their gun control desires on Chicago first.

      They already have. It has failed. The outlaws have guns, the civilians are unarmed victims and the killing goes on a daily basis


    58. AZfederalist
      60 | February 20, 2018 8:47 pm

      OK, which of these do you think would have a larger deterrent effect?

      http://www.safetysign.com/images/source/large-images/F7156.20161030.png

      or:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e740f788482cbaa977681dd7c7fcf7ed147986d96a02a830811100bc835c2e31.jpg

      I know what my vote would be


    59. rain of lead
      61 | February 20, 2018 8:54 pm

      *musical interlude*
      Drift Away – Dobie Gray – Volunteer Jam XI
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5rWMIC71I


    60. Deplorable Bumr50
      62 | February 20, 2018 8:58 pm

      Rooting for a terrible run from Lindsay Vonn!!!


    61. RIX
      63 | February 20, 2018 9:21 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Rooting for a terrible run from Lindsay Vonn!!!

      Karma


    62. eaglesoars
      64 | February 20, 2018 9:42 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Eagles – I need a book suggestion. HELP! I am in dire need of neocortex stimulation of the non-legal variety and you always have great suggestions.

      oh, sorry I’m so late getting back to you. If you like spy fiction I highly recommend the Jason Matthews trilogy Red Sparrow, Palace something or other, and the one that just came out The Kremlin Candidate. Matthews was a CIA operative – he actually ‘did’ Moscow, he knows it all and it shows. You will not put it down.

      Also in spy fiction from the British side, try Mick Herron’s The Slough House Series. It is laugh out loud hilarious dialogue and writing but deadly serious stuff. Slough (‘slow’) House is where the fuck ups get shoved off to until they collect their pensions, kill themselves or quit and the cast is priceless. You will never guess the full story until the end, it’s quite subtle, I loved it.

      Robert Harris Cicero trilogy; Imperium, Dictator, Conspirita. This is historical fiction, quite accurate as far as available sources go, based in large part on some records left by Cicero’s scribe, Tiro, a slave who invented the first shorthand (we still use his ‘@’ among other things).

      And just on general principles you MUST read The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Set in NYC when Teddy Roosevelt was police commissioner, it is a detective story following a serial killer and one of the firs female detectives (tho not the main character). It is superb.

      Let me know if you want some non-fiction.


    63. eaglesoars
      65 | February 20, 2018 9:56 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Love a good biography or historical family (i.e, Tudors, Romanovs, Borgias).

      Oh, then try The Royal Experiment about King George and his family. The Queen’s Bed by Anna Whitelock on Elizabeth I. You will NEVER have little girl fantasies about wearing a crown ever again, no siree.

      You might like Dan Jones’ series, The Plantagenets, WAr of the Roses, Magna Carta

      Princes at WAr is a bit of an eye opener about how the Royal Houses of Europe fell for Hitler – or not.

      And a really fun book – A Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.


    64. 66 | February 20, 2018 10:13 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Most excellent. Thank you!
      How are the babies.


    65. eaglesoars
      67 | February 20, 2018 10:20 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Most excellent. Thank you!
      How are the babies.

      Willow wants Mia dead. Mia thinks life is wonderful. Mia had her first checkup today and was formally pronounced ‘perfect’. She had her first outside experience today – the first time it was warm enough. I’d forgotten how ‘mouthy’ puppies are – I spent 20 minutes pulling crap out of her mouth.


    66. eaglesoars
      68 | February 20, 2018 10:22 pm

      bedtime, nite. Barbarian, remind me to send you a pic of the little darling. She has a soot-like mark on her front paw so I call her Smudge.


    67. Deplorable Bumr50
      69 | February 20, 2018 10:23 pm


    68. Deplorable Bumr50
      70 | February 20, 2018 10:31 pm

      More David Hogg, ladies and gentlemen…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=HvZD7UkJd24

      You can’t make this shit up…


    69. Aussie Infidel
      71 | February 20, 2018 11:28 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      *jealous*

      Gonna type it up tonight, hopefully

      Thanks mate much appreciated.

      The heavens have just opened so it might be a wet night

      Ugh!
      Thank Mrs Coldwarrior so very much

      🙂


    70. RIX
      72 | February 21, 2018 8:21 am

      Good morning. Billy Graham has passed away at age 99.


    71. rain of lead
      73 | February 21, 2018 9:10 am

      @ RIX:

      morning Rix
      this is sad news


    72. 74 | February 21, 2018 9:19 am

      @ RIX:

      Very sad news.
      A man of absolute faith and goodness.


    73. RIX
      75 | February 21, 2018 9:29 am

      @ rain of lead:
      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      It is sad news, the man did not have a mean bone.


    74. rain of lead
      76 | February 21, 2018 10:34 am

      hey y’all
      anybody know of a free or cheap website to make a will?
      I’m working on my dad’s
      lawdepot is free to WRITE the will but it’s $100 to PRINT it

      nice gig if you can get it, I guess


    75. 77 | February 21, 2018 10:53 am

      @ rain of lead:

      http://www.lawdepot.com has good reviews and is apparently free.

      However, I would get Nolo Press’s guide to Wills – it’s about $15.00 and they are excellent legal resources for forms and language for the layman. Unless you believe you have a complicated estate, ANYONE can draft and do their own will.


    76. rain of lead
      78 | February 21, 2018 11:11 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I didn”t see a $15 fee but I did see a $60 fee
      which is cheaper than the 100 that law depot wants


    77. rain of lead
      79 | February 21, 2018 11:32 am

      freewill.com actually is free


    78. 80 | February 21, 2018 1:51 pm

      I am seriously trying to control the fists of death this morning. I feel awful for the students who are traumatized. They went through a hell that is unimaginable.

      But they are being paraded around as if they and they alone are the final arbiters of the rights of 330 million Americans.

      Meanwhile, these same self-righteous libturds have systematically IGNORED the pleas of victims of illegal violent crime and murder to seal the border.


    79. eaglesoars
      81 | February 21, 2018 2:20 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      The Children’s Crusade

      So, who’s paying for the buses to come to D.C. etc?


    80. eaglesoars
      82 | February 21, 2018 2:22 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I just sent you a pic Smudge to one of your email addys that’s got a cooking theme. Don’t know if you still use that.


    81. 83 | February 21, 2018 2:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      George Clooney.
      Who lives behind a barricaded electric door mansion, with private security patrols. And bodyguards when he goes out.

      Whose children will no doubt be taught by nannies or attend an exclusive private school for the progeny of the privileged and protected by armed security.

      Meanwhile the other privileged of Hollywood are also contributing.


    82. 84 | February 21, 2018 2:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      OMG! What a little darling. Just want to hug him!
      My old-lady kitty had a litter of babies (she was apparently the town slut – all of them look like they had different daddies) and one came out snow white except for a tiny grey mark over her eye – I named her “Scuff.”


    83. eaglesoars
      85 | February 21, 2018 3:13 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      George Clooney.

      Oh yeah. I remember when he and Amal bought this spread in the UK and pissed off all the neighbors because of the security setup they installed

      Is this the dumbest thing you’ve ever read? The council of Economic Advisors just came out with a statement that said even if the trade agreements leave Americans better off IN THE AGGREGATE, it doesn’t mean ALL AMERICANS will be better off

      I bet it takes a Ph.D in Econ to figure that one out


    84. 86 | February 21, 2018 5:08 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Between this and the complete LIES that are being pushed by CNN and MSLSD today about the whole gun control debate (or lack thereof) and blaming the NRA just “because”, I may have to duck tape my head to keep it from exploding.

      I’m going to need to stay off Twitter for awhile.


    85. eaglesoars
      87 | February 21, 2018 5:17 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I’m going to need to stay off Twitter for awhile.

      apparently twitter blew up last nite. In its effort to rid itself of ‘russian bots’ it locked every conservative account it could find


    86. 88 | February 21, 2018 5:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Mine is a minor account, but I lost something like 30 followers. Many believe that it was Twitter’s way of ridding itself of conservative accounts under the guise of eliminating “BOTS”. I have no idea what the criteria was, but I find it intriguing that LIBERAL accounts that are over a year old, with thousands of tweets and only double digit followers (while following four times that number) have remained.

      I think one account I communicate with often said they had lost something like 1000 followers overnight.


    87. eaglesoars
      89 | February 21, 2018 5:43 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Carnage. I follow quite a few people that could be called conservative butt most of my twitter time is spent on dogsled people (there’s a big race right now, Canadian Challenge, an Itidarod qualifier) and farmers in he UK. It’s lambing season in Ireland now, so lots of new babies and farmers up at all hours of the nite


    88. 90 | February 21, 2018 5:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      When it comes to politics, it’s become a sewer. I closed my Facebook page almost a year ago.


    89. 91 | February 21, 2018 6:00 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      56 here, but I have gotten all but 12 back so far.


    90. 92 | February 21, 2018 6:23 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I got about 12 back. But apparently I’m no longer following someone else. I break 1000, then lose some, break 1000 again.

      Of course, not tweeting for two weeks doesn’t help.


    91. 93 | February 21, 2018 6:32 pm

      Dana Loesch is going to be participating in the CNN Town Hall on gun control and the NRA tonight. I’m not always a fan of Dana, but I applaud her getting into the lion’s cage. I wonder if they will let her bring up the absolutely flagrant lies being told by Chris Cuomo today.


    92. Deplorable Bumr50
      94 | February 21, 2018 6:46 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I think Dana is an effective communicator and good person that, like so many others, labors under the delusion that a Republican candidate not named Trump in 2016 could have defeated Hillary Clinton.

      It’s a delusion that troubles me greatly, but I’ve learned to live with it.

      I’m no Trump “worshiper” by any means, but if you want to challenge him in 2020 you had better have a candidate that wasn’t in a 2016 GOP debate, or who has been in any news cycle since. I’m open to competition, but you’d better have an as yet unknown tour de force or I’m going MAGA. Period.

      Economy is #1 for me. By far.


    93. eaglesoars
      95 | February 21, 2018 6:49 pm

      Why the FUCK to the keep talking about ASSAULT weapons? Are there any assault weapons that can be legally owned by civilians?


    94. eaglesoars
      96 | February 21, 2018 6:50 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Dana Loesch is going to be participating in the CNN Town Hall on gun control and the NRA tonight.

      what time is it?


    95. eaglesoars
      97 | February 21, 2018 6:54 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      I think Dana is an effective communicator and good person that,

      she’s and effective communicator and she does a good job for the NRA. But I cannot stomach her. When Michelle Fields liked about Corey Lewindowsky knocking her down during the campaign, Dana never even bothered to look at the video before was went all #metoo on Corey, just to undermine Trump.

      I don’t mind that he’s not a Trump supporter but I made note of the fact that she used a tactic of the left to get to him and ruin another person’s life in the process. Fuck her.


    96. eaglesoars
      98 | February 21, 2018 6:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Michelle Fields liked about Corey Lewindowsky

      LIED ABOUT COREY


    97. Aussie Infidel
      99 | February 21, 2018 7:06 pm

      https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/02/fbi-stonewalls-fights-against-turning-over-documents-showing-its-role-in-jihad-attack-at-afdi-free-speech-event

      It would appear that the senior management of the FBI as low as regional office management and perhaps at even lower levels has become corrupt and subject to political capture. This needs to be cut out of the FBI before it totally rots the foundations of this agency forever.


    98. Aussie Infidel
      100 | February 21, 2018 7:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Why the FUCK to the keep talking about ASSAULT weapons? Are there any assault weapons that can be legally owned by civilians?

      Whenever this happens one has to call the malefactor to their face. Liar and Corrupt individual… and then give them chapter and verse as to how they are corrupt and knowingly lying to advance their political agenda. Then stay on their case and brand them as a corrupt liar whenever they pop their head above the parapet.

      How’s the new pup doing?

      Photo?

      🙂


    99. 101 | February 21, 2018 7:17 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Why the FUCK to the keep talking about ASSAULT weapons? Are there any assault weapons that can be legally owned by civilians?

      Assault Weapon = Any firearm whose mere appearance causes libturds to piss in their pants.


    100. 102 | February 21, 2018 7:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      9:00 Eastern. Means hits right at my commute time, and our WiFi is sketchy on BART. I imagine Twitchy will be paying attention.

      You know who ISN’T participating? That lying sack of crap Shannon Watts, of MomsDemand, who is the first to dance on the corpses of victims. She’ll be all over Twitter, no doubt, smearing Dana, but she hasn’t the balls, brains or courage to face Dana one on one.


    101. eaglesoars
      103 | February 21, 2018 7:37 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      That lying sack of crap Shannon Watts, of MomsDemand,

      or maybe – it’s a stretch, I know – CNN was smart enough to not invite her


    102. lobo91
      104 | February 21, 2018 7:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Why the FUCK to the keep talking about ASSAULT weapons? Are there any assault weapons that can be legally owned by civilians?

      “Assault weapon” is a meaningless term invented by the media.

      Assault rifle is a real term, and it means things like the actual M-4 or M-16 that have the capability to fire on full auto.

      Yes, you can legally own one, but it takes reams of paperwork, a $200 tax stamp from the ATF, and you’ll pay about as much for one as you will for a pretty nice car.


    103. eaglesoars
      105 | February 21, 2018 7:40 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/02/fbi-stonewalls-fights-against-turning-over-documents-showing-its-role-in-jihad-attack-at-afdi-free-speech-event

      It would appear that the senior management of the FBI as low as regional office management and perhaps at even lower levels has become corrupt and subject to political capture. This needs to be cut out of the FBI before it totally rots the foundations of this agency forever.

      There is NO WAY the FBI is going to blow an undercover guy. It’s a volunteer position, they’d never get another volunteer to babysit at the local animal shelter.

      yes,photo, I’ll send one I took today, hold on.


    104. lobo91
      106 | February 21, 2018 7:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      In case you didn’t believe me about the price, here’s a link to an M-16 for sale on GunBroker.com . Check out the starting bid


    105. eaglesoars
      107 | February 21, 2018 7:48 pm

      @ lobo91:

      HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!


    106. lobo91
      108 | February 21, 2018 7:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!

      LOL!

      Pretty much, yeah.

      The reason the ones you can actually buy are so expensive is because it’s a finite product pool. In 1986, the banned the manufacture or importation of full auto weapons for sale to the general public. What was already in circulation wasn’t banned, though. The prices just went through the roof.

      That’s why you see references to “pre-1986” or “pre-ban” in those ads. That means it’s legal to sell to anyone who does the paperwork and has the cash.

      There are actually new-production automatic weapons out there in private hands, though. There’s a loophole of sorts in the law. Licensed dealers who have a Class III license (meaning they can sell full auto weapons) can purchase what are called “dealer samples” from the manufacturers. Once they have them, they can do whatever they want with them–except sell them to anyone but another dealer.


    107. eaglesoars
      109 | February 21, 2018 8:14 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      The reason the ones you can actually buy are so expensive is because it’s a finite product pool.

      First rule of economics: It’s all about scarcity


    108. lobo91
      110 | February 21, 2018 8:34 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      The reason the ones you can actually buy are so expensive is because it’s a finite product pool.

      First rule of economics: It’s all about scarcity

      Yup. And someone will buy that gun.

      Not bad for something that cost about $700 new.


    109. eaglesoars
      111 | February 21, 2018 8:40 pm

      gawd. I just turned the AC on


    110. lobo91
      112 | February 21, 2018 8:51 pm

      I decided to watch the train wreck on CNN. First, I had to figure out what channel that even is, because I’ve never actually watched it on my own TV.

      Their “town hall” hasn’t even started, and I’m already nauseated. Chris Murphy and Anderson Cooper discussing gun laws. Just what I needed to hear.


    111. eaglesoars
      113 | February 21, 2018 8:52 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      More David Hogg, ladies and gentlemen…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=HvZD7UkJd24

      You can’t make this shit up…

      Well, lookie here!

      Confirmed: David Hogg Works For John Podesta’s ‘Center For American Progress’

      https://squawker.org/conspiracy/confirmed-david-hogg-works-for-john-podestas-center-for-american-progress/


    112. eaglesoars
      114 | February 21, 2018 9:01 pm

      Well, Hannity is doing CPAC so I think the CNN debate will have to go hang fire


    113. AZfederalist
      115 | February 21, 2018 9:06 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      gawd. I just turned the AC on

      … and here in Tucson our hight today was 61. Low tonight will be 36 with a high of 56 tomorrow. Two weeks ago we were in the 80″s


    114. lobo91
      116 | February 21, 2018 9:09 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      The heater in my Mountaineer decided this week would be a good time to go on vacation


    115. eaglesoars
      117 | February 21, 2018 9:14 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      The heater in my Mountaineer decided this week would be a good time to go on vacation

      do you provide paid vacay?

      ok, watching the CNN thing. I’m sorry for these kids, they’re going thru hell. But there is some asshole who just said he’s going to make sure assault weapons are illegal in every state. Congressman somebody.


    116. eaglesoars
      118 | February 21, 2018 9:15 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      … and here in Tucson our hight today was 61.

      80 in February in Virginia is a record, I’m pretty sure. It was great, Smudge Puppy got to spend a lot of time outside, but it’s FEBRUARY fer cryin’ out loud


    117. lobo91
      119 | February 21, 2018 9:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Good luck with that.

      Rubio must have lost some sort of bet. I can’t believe he voluntarily submitted himself to this farce


    118. eaglesoars
      120 | February 21, 2018 9:21 pm

      back to hannity. these people aren’t rational


    119. lobo91
      121 | February 21, 2018 9:21 pm

      Ooooh…”gun show loophole”

      We should have a drinking game…


    120. lobo91
      122 | February 21, 2018 9:24 pm

      Wow…one of the kids actually asked how Cruz was able to buy a gun after everyone in the world knew he was nuts


    121. lobo91
      123 | February 21, 2018 9:29 pm

      This Deutch asshole is lucky I’m not there. I would have punched him by now.


    122. eaglesoars
      124 | February 21, 2018 9:30 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Wow…one of the kids actually asked how Cruz was able to buy a gun after everyone in the world knew he was nuts

      oh good! you’re watching so I don’t have to. let me know when Dana Loesch is on


    123. Deplorable Bumr50
      125 | February 21, 2018 9:30 pm

      @ lobo91:

      How much water is he drinking?


    124. lobo91
      126 | February 21, 2018 9:33 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      How much water is he drinking?

      None that I’ve seen yet


    125. eaglesoars
      127 | February 21, 2018 9:33 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      did you see my #113?


    126. lobo91
      128 | February 21, 2018 9:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It keeps saying “coming up”

      They haven’t had a commercial yet, so I’m not sure when that’s going to be


    127. lobo91
      129 | February 21, 2018 9:36 pm

      Finally a commercial

      maybe Dana will be on next


    128. Deplorable Bumr50
      130 | February 21, 2018 9:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      No!

      It’s crazy that people on the right are disavowing evidence in his case.

      He’s a political operative. I don’t care how old he is.

      I’m supposed to accept that he’s just a random kid that attends school in places with nice beaches, survives school shootings, and gives the media left-wing talking points?

      FBI Agent Hogg raised a progeny all right.


    129. lobo91
      131 | February 21, 2018 9:47 pm

      I really wish I could hit this guy.

      So far, he’s managed to lie about every single thing he’s said.


    130. lobo91
      132 | February 21, 2018 9:54 pm

      I wonder just how much money this little punk thinks the NRA gives to Rubio–or any other candidate? I’m sure he thinks it’s millions.

      Just like any other PAC, they’re limited to $5,000 per candidate per election.


    131. eaglesoars
      133 | February 21, 2018 10:04 pm

      I do hopE this self-appointed self-righteous posture of these kids melts in the harsh light of reality. SOON


    132. lobo91
      134 | February 21, 2018 10:09 pm

      I wonder who wrote some of these questions for the kids?


    133. eaglesoars
      135 | February 21, 2018 10:09 pm

      I also notice that all the female speakers are professionally made up for TV


    134. lobo91
      136 | February 21, 2018 10:12 pm

      Oh, God…back to the “terrorist watch list” nonsense again


    135. lobo91
      137 | February 21, 2018 10:14 pm

      I wonder if anyone will ask the sheriff why his department failed to document the 39 times they were called to deal with Cruz?


    136. eaglesoars
      138 | February 21, 2018 10:24 pm

      until you say what? I didn’t catch what he said


    137. eaglesoars
      139 | February 21, 2018 10:27 pm

      pompous much?


    138. lobo91
      140 | February 21, 2018 10:30 pm

      Dana finally smacked the sheriff.

      And he’s fillibustering, of course


    139. lobo91
      141 | February 21, 2018 10:30 pm

      “An 18 year old kid should never have a rifle!”

      Wow…


    140. eaglesoars
      142 | February 21, 2018 10:31 pm

      If an 18 yr old shouldn’t have a rifle, I guess they’re not military-eligible.


    141. eaglesoars
      143 | February 21, 2018 10:46 pm

      I’m going to bed. before I forget, there was a guy from Australia who called in to Chris Plante’s show to say after they enacted their ‘gun ban’, crime went up – like home invasion.

      ok, nite


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