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20161020 14:44 SteveS Tried to watch the debate, but couldn't. Every time I turned it on, Hillary was talking. And every time she opened her mouth, all I could hear was my nagging, bitchy ex-wife. Thing is, I don't even *have* an ex-wife.
20161020 01:09 trailing wife The Wikipedia article on the thing is here. It's Art Deco, built at the start of the Great Depression, one of the bigger city halls in the country, and on the national historic register. It even has a clever system of natural air conditioning for the rare truly hot summer days.
20161020 00:51 trailing wife Thanks for the link, Shipman. It's very good to see that Buffalo is enticing in some high tech manufacturing jobs. That building is indeed real -- city hall, built back when the city was prosperous and had money to burn on a building that now, no doubt, sits mostly empty but has to be heated anyway. See the rest of the masonry pile here.

Snowy Thing, Buffalo has some architecturally interesting buildings and neighbourhoods, but much of it is worker housing of various eras.

Zenobia F, I have no complaints about the product of your brain. Definitely adding that the, though.
20161019 19:10 ZF Add "the" to taste.

Your modernist bureau is brutal:
A fortress where hyphens canoodle
And press their behinds
To the glass. No one minds
Cuz we all know resistance is futile.

Mhhh. Brain still on vacation.
20161019 19:04 ZF Is federal deco uplifting?
Down corridors, paperwork drifting:
Grey schools teaching patience
To too-human agents
Who ponder mugshots they're sifting.
20161019 17:04 Thing From Snowy Mountain Oops... Forget it. Damn auto cucumber.
20161019 17:03 Thing From Snowy Mountain Forget to, Ship, it's Idaho. They got bad architectural taste.
20161019 14:56 3dc badanov.
No. My dad was a decorated combat vet when young. When our ship stopped at Aden in 1965 as the English were being run out by mobs with knives and torches it took me a 9 year old kid to point out to him. "Dad I don't think mobs will stop and ask to see your passport." We turned right around then and went back to the boat.
20161019 10:37 Shipman Yeah it was me, sorry. :(

How embarassin
20161019 10:36 Shipman Sorry DB, I've never ovrcme sight-reading.

TW look at this,


Is that building real? We all have hometown bias, but damn now that's some serious ugly.

Moscow State Main looking better..

I'll bet fire drills are fun in both locales.
20161019 00:26 trailing wife That makes sense, badanov -- breaking the action down to key steps, and only putting it together once the steps are mastered. That's how I used to teach kids basic gymnastics tricks.
20161018 17:32 badanov An unusual lesson for firing a firearm:

20161018 12:37 Grunter Our Bessie was a Kelpie/Border Collie cross, from a breeder of working sheep dogs, and she was an outstanding dog. Selected by my wife, who really knows dogs, after a lot of research.
20161018 12:14 Deacon Blues Shipman, not my Father, my farrier.
20161018 11:20 swksvolFF Best family/work combo I've ever known was a Blue Heeler/Kelpie mix.

Loved to lick hands until she got her morning and evening belly scratch. Something off, she was right there until called off.
20161018 10:33 Shipman DB I've never known you to exaggerate, I suspect your dad was a talented dawg handler.
20161018 08:34 Deacon Blues My farrier just lost his Blue Heeler. 16 years old. Rowdy was a sociable dog.
20161017 22:07 Shipman Blue Heelers are like a cross between a Rat-terrier and an Aligator. I have a long time friend with one, when it's around I watch him and he watches me, for family protection awesome, for sociability, not so much.
20161017 18:22 swksvolFF So I guess I can't even watch jeopardy without the turtlehead of '16 politics peeking in. Running out of channels to pay for.

We are having that discussion here - kids want a puppy, I'd go for a working dog but do not think I have the time or environment to fully unlock one. They want some animated bowling trophy. I'm glad I inserted the Unanimous Board Decision clause into the initial agreement.

Best dang dawg story: buddy was over one morning, we were getting things square for the day, time to walk the kid to school. Got halfway down the block and came across an alley cat who was not scared, actually flipped us off and made celtic warrior faces at us. I took the in-between and yelled hey at the ball of fury.

What seemed like only 2 seconds later, buddy's dog had closed the distance and steamrolled a very surprised cat and rode its tail off to the alley. Blue Heeler.
20161017 16:03 Shipman About 20 years ago I dropped by one of the local mini-mart (party-stores, what's with that'?) and parked by a truck with with the finest dawg I have ever seen, or hope to see.

It was an uncastrated bloodhound, lounging on the bed of the truck, we took to each other. I offered my truck (paid for) and $98.00. No taken, still no give no take. A fine Bloodhound is the king of dawg's. The owner/friend knew his dawg's.
20161017 00:48 badanov What gets me about some leftist writers on Facebook, when they talk about white males getting their comeuppance in the wake of a Hillary election is that most of them themselves are white. Do they really think that that idea won't redound to them when the time comes?

And then there's this:

"Someday a real rain will come and wipe this scum off the streets." They don't get to bully, intimidate, and threaten just because they are aggrieved. If it literally takes a civil war, then so be it. Yes, there are reasons for disaffection and fear, an existential panic among White Christian Nationalists, that their day is over. Too bad. They had a pretty good run, but we have a rule of law, Constitution, and a military which, hopefully, still belongs to the people of the United States.

The dude is white. Doe he really think he will avoid any "social justice" when the time comes? Does he really think a mob angered by the rhetoric of the left will stop coming for them, and say among themselves, "Let's leave him alone. He's a good guy."?

Does he understand, as in truly understand, that a civil war will take place when things are completely out of control, in which good and bad people will be harmed and the system they rely on is no more?
20161016 16:54 Shipman Yeah they do need to be worked everyday, so likely no. A long haired daschund would be nice, but Judy grew up with them and would steal it.
20161016 10:23 trailing wife Smart and not overly demanding? Is that combination possible without being more than a tad inventive in finding its own amusements if not kept challenged?
20161016 09:51 Skidmark Do you really want a 'working dog' for a house pet Ship? More energy there than a 1000 watt bulb.
Maybe a dachshund for intruder alerts and snakes and such. Won't choke the gators.
20161015 17:55 Shipman Now since Jet has been returned to sender I find myself in need of an auxiliary dawg. Problem being most auxiliaries are a pain. Think Jack Russell, think Beagles. They gotta be smart, live in the house and not be overly demanding. LOL, humm. A Border Collie might work, they need a lot of input and I am feeling better, they could play Monopoly with the cats.

Let's see how I feel. Hell, actually a Border Collier would take one look at me and go look for injectable B12 and count the folic acid polls, they're that smart.
20161015 17:47 Shipman Thanks Snowy, at least he ain't dead. (Yet)
20161015 15:34 Thing From Snowy Mountain I see him commenting at Ace's every once in a while.
20161015 12:01 Pappy No.
20161015 11:24 Shipman I will inquire again, anyone know what happened to TU? IMHO the 2nd best inline man at RB.
20161015 05:25 badanov Haven't been to the range with the Mosin in a coupla years, Skid.
20161015 02:25 Skidmark That Mosin double in value yet, Bad?