|20131220 00:15||Glenmore||"the perfumed princes of the pentagon in Flag country stay intact"|
Next war THEY get to carry rifles and hike in Shitholistan. They'll be the only ones left, after all.
|20131219 23:12||OldSpook||4000 O3/O4 RIF in the Army.. God help us we repeat the mistakes of the past and we haven't even gone a full generation. I saw what happened to the force under a Carter, screwing with retirements, and our lower enlisted on food stamps, while Washington and the perfumed princes of the pentagon in Flag country stay intact somehow.|
|20131219 21:43||Pappy||Speaking of Christmas rebellion (albeit a subtle one:)|
(N.B. I bought the song and I don't have any place to play it but on my computer. So enjoy. Or not.)
|20131219 14:52||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Dedication:|
|20131219 09:52||Pappy||I recall that, now that you mention it.|
|20131218 23:55||Thing From Snowy Mountain||"Snow White and the Seven Samurai"?|
An actual book by Tom Holt; I haven't read it yet.
|20131218 22:08||badanov||Basketball coach Barry Hinson epic meltdown:|
|20131218 21:35||Pappy||"Snow White and the Seven Samurai"?|
|20131218 17:45||Thing From Snowy Mountain||The correct bit should be at 0:58. I may have screwed up the embed code.|
|20131218 17:44||Thing From Snowy Mountain|
|20131218 15:49||Shipman||You deserve a Happy Meal Snowy. Bring it up a tad more and you qualify for a Big Mac Combo.|
|20131218 08:46||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Got my grades. A B and a B.|
|20131218 07:32||Deacon Blues||We don't need to pull our weight, ’cause we have a welfare state, gee that healthcare website runs great . . . |
|20131218 02:38||SteveS||A little fodder for the Reason for the Season thread maybe:|
The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum 2013
Apologies if it has been posted. Hard to keep up lately...
|20131218 00:44||Sherry||Kos Kid wins by 5 votes..... Unusual day at Rantburg|
|20131217 23:46||Pappy||Big surprise there...|
|20131217 22:32||badanov||Iran nuke deal implodes. Film at 11.|
|20131217 21:47||Sherry||Afternoon, evening crowd put the Kos Kid in first -- with the Warthog hanging with a strong 3rd place....|
Rantburg, spreading the news.
|20131217 15:26||Sherry||Major battle today between Fox Babe and Kos Kid -- so far, Fox Babe is winning....|
Worst since Nixon. Then Nixon had every media against him. This is with full media assistance.
|20131217 10:51||Deacon Blues||I prefer a simple life.|
|20131216 19:42||Dale||I am so amazed at young women 19-22. They have lived lives filled with good and bad experiences. Whats the hurry. One 22 has a four year old. Then one in the oven. She had been a competitive figure skater. She gets text-ed from a woman who slept with her boyfriend. A stripper even. Prove it and she tells her everything about her home and bedroom. " I even slept on those sheets". She exclaimed. She is still with the boyfriend. I felt like I have lived a very simple life.|
|20131216 19:31||Dale||I can't remember a great political retort to just anyone calling. People do get creative. "You stab 'em, we slab, em" was told to me in the hospital today after mine was said. |
|20131216 14:20||Shipman||Next sales call I get I'm a gonna say this, Hello Allegany Mortuary You kill-em we chill-em. :)|
Reminds me of Claude Clay the undertaker from Tumbleweeds. "You stab 'em, we slab, em" Alternately: "You plug 'em, we plant 'em."
|20131216 14:14||Glenmore||She got a small sow, perfect for Christmas dinner. And deer. Now I get to play butcher (she does the gun part & I do the knife part - we make a dangerous team.)|
|20131216 11:28||Skidmark||Good film for the season:|
|20131216 11:04||Fred||Interesting (and truncated) Messiah last night by the Baltimore Handel Society. The tempo was faster than I think most people were used to, possibly closer to actual baroque though I'm not sure. |
The choral parts were choppy now and then. The soloists were only slightly histrionic. I guess there's always that urge to jazz it up.
The presentation was all of the first third--the Christmas part of it. Then they only did the showy bits of the second and third parts--Hallelujah chorus, The Trumpet Will Sound, etc. No "Death, where is they sting?"
I think I'll listen to my LSO version today to put things back where they belong in my mind. That's kind of my standard.
|20131216 10:51||Dale||Next sales call I get I'm a gonna say this, Hello Allegany Mortuary You kill-em we chill-em. :)|
|20131216 09:47||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Government is a name for the things we all do together.|
Bogus Signer at Mandela Memorial Part of Group That Burned Men to Death:
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week’s Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter’s cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.
But Thamsanqa Jantjie never went to trial for the 2003 killings when other suspects did in 2006 because authorities determined he was not mentally fit to stand trial, said the four. They insisted on speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the fake signing fiasco, which has deeply embarrassed South Africa’s government and prompted a high-level investigation into how it happened.
Their account of the killings matched a description of the crime and the outcome for Jantjie that he himself described in an interview published on Sunday by the Sunday Times newspaper of Johannesburg.
“It was a community thing, what you call mob justice, and I was also there,”Jantjie told the newspaper.
|20131215 23:09||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Yes, it's some cast aluminum I've had around for almost a couple decades.|
|20131215 22:38||Pappy||Aluminum? (It sound more appropriate when pronounced in the English manner)|
|20131215 22:23||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I get all those Finnish deities mixed up.|
|20131215 22:22||Thing From Snowy Mountain||And here I was thinking it was Vainamoinen or Ilmarinen.|
|20131215 22:21||Thing From Snowy Mountain||"Irrefutable?" proof that Santa Is Odin.|
|20131215 22:00||Thing From Snowy Mountain||(Well, actually, no.... but this fixture I made Thursday, got angry with, and remade today for keeping it aligned is pretty nifty. There are ridges that fit into the t-slots, they're tight enough that they need to be hammered in. (That's what the big adjustable wrench is for). And the top has a slot the rotary table fits in.|
It not only keeps everything aligned, it's really tight. I'm not having the problems I was having Thursday and Friday.
Maybe I'll have a new set of problems tomorrow morning, but it's Sunday and 9:00 and I think I'll go home.
|20131215 21:57||Thing From Snowy Mountain||There. I just welded the rotary table in place. It's not going _anywhere_.|
I hope I don't have to use the vise anytime this year, uh, decade...
|20131215 19:53||Pappy||SteveS: Do you know how hard it is to find mortar rounds in the middle of deer season?|
|20131215 19:49||Pappy||Peter Seamus O'Toole has died.|
|20131215 17:08||badanov||Seattle 23|
|20131215 14:26||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I'll be sure to ask if the opportunity arises.|
|20131215 13:47||Skidmark||How do you train'em not to hardmouth the meat?|
|20131215 13:36||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I don't remember, but I think she's run into those before, once or twice, and I think at one point I wanted to line her up with a retriever dog for those but I was never able to work things out with the breeder.|
|20131215 13:31||Skidmark||Glenmore, did the Hunt Goddess find her pigs?|
|20131215 12:27||swksvolFF||Sounds like a good one Glenmore.|
|20131215 11:13||Deacon Blues||Morning, All. 37F and raining here. I'm sitting in the living room with a nice fir going in the Buck Stove and a cup of coffee with some Irish Cream. Watching Science Channel.|
|20131215 10:07||Pappy||Theodore Dalrymple:|
The event that saved Mandela's historical reputation was not under his control. It was the downfall of the Soviet Union, for it was surely not a coincidence that the un-banning of the African National Congress and the release of Mandela himself happened only after the implosion of the Soviet bloc. Until then the Communist Party of South Africa, both the most Stalinist and the most resolutely pro-Soviet of communist parties anywhere (not always an easy balance to preserve), had what in Soviet langue de bois was called “a leading role” in the ANC.
As it happened I was in South Africa about the time of the great transition, shortly after the ANC was legalized, and I interviewed Joe Slovo, one of the communist leaders of the ANC who had just returned from exile. Slovo, who wrote Pravda-style langue de bois fluently, was a pleasant man, but I found him to be not particularly intelligent. When I asked him whether during his many visits to the Soviet Union he had noticed anything about it—for example, the absence of goods in the shops and the lack of freedom—he replied that what I had to understand was that the Soviet Union had always supported the freedom struggle in South Africa and that he was always the honored guest of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, and that therefore he was always driven in limousines from the airport to excellent accommodation where he was very well fed and watered.
This did not strike me as a particularly impressive answer. I asked him whether he thought it was not a little foolish to recommend an entire socioeconomic system for South Africa on the experiential basis of flattery of his person and the consumption of banquets, and he rather feebly agreed that perhaps it had been.
|20131215 10:03||Pappy||My dad had AmFlyer. One of the brothers has it now, methinks.|
Built a couple of ON30 layouts or customers, back when I was in the business. It's got a lot of potential.
|20131215 08:52||Glenmore||Freezer shall be replenished. Great white huntress texted I need to get a bigger (or second) cooler. Backstrap on the barbie tonight.|
Texas boys need at least 4 to work their herd so each one gets 3 days rest after a good ride.