Ted Cruz and Rush Limbaugh go to lunch together at Hooter’s. http://thelapine.ca/ted-cruz-erupts-in-hooters-after-expense-account-master-card-refused/
Keep it classy, Ted.
Oh, phooey, found out it’s a fake story. 😆
it was pretty believable!
Darn it – it was.
Poetry in life. That’s HILARIOUS!!!
Since I used to live not too far from West Palm, I can actually picture that happening. Ted and Rusty harassing the Hooter’s waitresses. Now that’s funny.
OMG! So funny!! I’ll bet Limbaugh had the biggest rack in the joint! 😆
GMTA – you beat me to it, Fluff!
The sick thing is that Rush’s moobs would qualify him to get a JOB in a place like Hooters!
Look ^^ Evening, RF!
And they stiffed the waitress – the jerks!
Fooled me, too!
Too good to be true! Thanks for the belly laugh, at any rate.
Hi Neb! I saw upthread you’re reading Churchill’s History of WW-II. I tackled it a long time ago, it’s a VERY good read on the inside happenings before and during the war.
When a lot of the cypher-crypto stuff was declassified in the 90’s and early 00’s, it was evident that the “blind luck” Churchill alludes to was not part of winning the war. Well, at least not as big a part – but he was constrained by the Official Secrets Act when he wrote the book, and it is nonetheless a terrific read written by a gifted writer who was also a VERY big part of the entire effort.
I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but can you remind me how “The Gathering Storm” ended before I discuss further?
I red the Guns of August in college.
Boy, it reminded me of Iraq. One of the most useless wars ever.
Cost Britain an entire generation of young men, all for nothing.
“The Gathering Storm” ends with the Russian invasion of Norway, and the days leading up to the German invasion of France. It is so overwhelming to study WWII. When I was a teen I probably read at the most 30 books about WWII and there is still so much more information about the war from all aspects. I recently browsed through this book, (They have it free online!) http://books.google.com/books?id=r2yn7k0kRUkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=alan+milward&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ozxKUq_mHqqX2QWxroGgBw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=alan%20milward&f=false
I need to read more about the cypher-crypto angle. It is amazing that they could keep it a secret that they intercepted their codes, their Enigma devices. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/how-enigma-works.html
Churchill mentioned the war as “the Second Thirty Years War,” it is interesting to read it with that in mind, to carry over the decisions made from Versailles.from a European viewpoint, Britain and France- to what became the second war during that time period. That is a lot of history to go read through, do you have any suggestions?
I’m glad I didn’t say anything earlier, then.
The Enigma was peculiar, and much harder to break than the Japanese code (I think we had the actual codes used by the Japanese, they didn’t bother to change them much during the war)
Enigma was a fantastic machine, one was stolen early in the war and smuggled to England. The cover story was that it was destroyed, so the Germans weren’t looking for a “missing” box.
Mathematicians at Bletchley Park discovered that among all of the possible ring settings (several million combinations) were distinct subsets that numbered only a few thousand. No matter what the ring settings, they could try a subset of only a few thousand possibilities and crack the code for that day.
It wasn’t real-time, but they were able to decode much of the traffic and the Germans never caught on. The Germans falsely believed that their Enigma machine was uncrackable because of the millions of combinations…
I will look for a few books, I forget where I picked up these bits of useless information (but it’s fun stuff to read!)
Here is a link I’ve had bookmarked: http://www.turing.org.uk/scrapbook/ww2.html
Do you think they will let the government shutdown?
Cool link, Neb. Thanks!
Dunno about the shutdown, but it’s looking likely at this point. Not that it will hurt any CongressCritters…
Oh, I made a mistake in my last comment. I stated Russia invaded Norway, I meant to say Finland instead. By the way, have you ever read Han Kohn’s study, “Nationalism”
If you’re really into that stuff, you would LOVE this book.
Isn’t that the book that Ash was supposed to retreive in “Army of Darkness”? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106308/?ref_=sr_1 😉
Really, thanks I might see if the Liberry has a copy!
Stewart Copeland ~ The Gene Pool
Hi everyone! Another family member is in the hospital, this time with a bad infection near the brain. 😦
The GOP keeps railing that Obamacare will fail. But they keep acting like it will succeed; Republicans try to PUSH that lasso rope as hard as possible to stop affordable health care for Americans. If they really believe Obamacare will fail, Republicans should simply kick back, sip a brew, fund the government, and watch reality evolve.
Absolutely right, Bubbagumpy. They know it will be a success, despite a few stumbling blocks for sure. I’m sorry to hear this news. Sending fluffy hugs and healing wishes to your loved one. 😦
Oh no! man what can I say? too much too soon. Sending positive vibes I hope the outcome this time is better. 😦
I’m sorry. 😦
Sorry to hear, Bubba. Hoping for the best.
So sorry to hear about your family member, bubba.
Hi Bubby, so sorry to hear this news.
I saw one misguided Rushbot on The Poo today complain that under Obamacare ” deductibles will be very expensive”…
These cretins don’t see that they present a good argument for Single Payer, let alone their displaying the cost of a hospital visit if you DON’T have insurance…
Oh, bubba . . . I’m so sorry. 😦 I hope this one has a happy ending. Hugs and love to you and yours.
Thanks everyone for your sympathy. Much appreciated!
Wow, bubba you’re in a hard bend of the universe. So sorry to hear the news. I hope the prognosis offers hope.
Best wishes for you, Bubba. And they stink on ice.
I’m saddened to hear about your family member. My thoughts and prayers, bubbagumpy.
Steny Hoyer is laying it down on Cspan!
Dedicated to our conservative friends: Ferengi Rules of Acquisition.
The Ferengi have honor compared to the GOP.
Yeah, at least the Ferengi have rules and are proud to live by them.
My favorite is 190. “Hear all; trust nothing.”
HA! I like that.
48 reasons every American should be furious with the GOP,
Jack – I bet you’ve been wondering why mole rats live so long.
not really—anything that spends its life naked is bound to live long.
I just watched fox news for a whole 2 minutes. The stupid.. it burns! make it stop.. make it stop!
I try every now and again. I feel like I’m abusing myself.
It’s morbid curiosity I guess, it’s like peering into bizarro world where tax cuts for rich people magically pay for themselves and poverty is a moral failing.
I thought is was just me that slipped through the time portal thingy.
*it* was (this keyboard is plotting against me)
Where? Hide the dihydrogen monoxide.
Probably rode in on that pingback chit.
that has been handled and will be dealt with. Enough said.
Wave it was the wordpress filters that took it as spam. Hey at least it’s not as censorious as HP’s system.
There are filters here? No foolin? Wow.. it’s almost like they are so unobtrusive they allow for actual person to person communication without word policing. What a concept.
WP does a good job keeping out the spammers. we share a lot of links here and everything runs smooth although once in a while something breaks a page and I have to fix it—-it gives you guys an opportunity to rank on me.
Whew ! I thought I had just entered the twilight zone or Xfiles or Something.
When the page breaks it can be fun around here , not for me, comments post all over the place.
‘Shut it down! Shut it down! If needs be, it is time for the nuclear option!’
‘Keep it open. Don’t close the halls. If need be swallow your pride.’
‘Who gives a frak?’
‘This is a hostage situation’
‘The bums can’t do their jobs, throw them out.’
‘What about those facing furlough?’
Scorch the earth! lets go all Cylon on their asses.
Go Turbo! http://youtu.be/TNjAZZ3vQ8o !
Perhaps we can exercise the Preamble of the Declaration towards the GOP?
That would be going to far and unbecoming, we need to out think them right now.
What percentage of Americans understand at worst you apply for ACA tax credit and at worst if you are under insured you now have options? So win win?
Honestly the ACA doesn’t come into play for me, yet, so I have given it a cursory look.
Based on my situation I should be able to receive tax credits to help.
The misinformation is all over the place, not helped one bit by the MASSIVE dis-information campaign funded by the Kock Brothers…
People have no idea what medical care costs in this country. And how BIG a bill they are in for if they have to seek medical care in a hospital without having insurance. Mind-blowing big, obscenely big.
And that assumes that you could even GET insurance (before the ACA, insurers could always work the pre-existing condition to deny coverage even if you could afford it)
They rather just whine about the Black President who’s stealing all the money and tableware than actually look (even superficially) at their own situations.
I’m fed up to death with them. Let ’em drown in their own spittle, I say!
R’amen, RF! Howdy. I know it’s awful… I’m just dismayed at the state we’re in. Too many stoooooopid people.
People have no idea what medical care costs in this country. But we have partially created the problem. The clinic I use charges $140.00 for a Serum D test, I can get that on Amazon for 50. Part of that problem is with employer based you show up and it’s taken care of. Paying my own premiums and having only 350$ in routine care I do take into consideration how to save and get the most out of healthcare, such as generics, blood tests that can be found on Amazon etc. But I am likely the acception not the rule, I’ve never qualified for employer health care because even when I was “full time” I was still considered seasonal.
Well said, RF.
Memory Tapes ~ Today Is Our Life
Hi, youze guyz!
Ms. Badger, how are you this wonderful Monday evening?
Hot…. too warm today! Got 3 fans running. 🙂
Our high today was 46 F. Wanna trade?
Right now, yes! It wasn’t even all that hot today, but the nice breeze we had has dissipated. Pant, pant….
Hi Ms B.
Hi, Pluto! Good to see you. 🙂
Hiya, Sis! How goes the battle?
It’s a tie right now. Last couple of days I’ve had no energy. Fell asleep on the couch yesterday evening. Pathetic! I’m doing a lot of brain work and thinking of ways to arrange things, though. So- when I’m up to it, I shall delve in!
Good deal – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Projects. 😉
Ah, a slight variation on the famous Seven P’s. 😀
Hiya, Badge! Still stuck in wifi tarpits, but the doohickey’s tryin’.
Those guys must have the shittiest router on the planet!
Hi, hon. Good to see you- doing okay?
Hangin’ in, msb.
Hope you’re doing okay.
Here’s what’s next from the BananaRepublicans:
I’ve been heating the tar and sharpening the guillotine. A little surprise for them…heh.
I’ll bring the feathers. : )
They oughta wrap that up by… by…
Jack, where’s the Realm survivalist camp again?
The fingertips are the most sensitive parts of the body, as far as neural connections to the brain are concerned. Guess where I’d start?
Gotz lemon juice! 👿
Good girl. I knew I could count on you! 😀
Well, looks like the shutdown is upon us. Time for the apocalypse shoes.
Holeeeeey Fuck….. Could kick some serious ass with those, in comfort!
I’d like to break my foot off in one or two of those teatards right about now.
Yes, yes…. and I would gladly help!
I need those !
Well I guess we’re down, we’re really down. (How can you laugh when you know I’m down)
The Beatles ~ You Never Give Me Your Money
Don’t worry Waverly, after a while it looks like UP to me!
Reagan closed the mental hospitals; his political descendants re-opened one in the Capitol building.
It forced all the former inmates into Politics, they weren’t equipped to handle any other form of work…
The irony is that the GOP are the ones that are so quick to the US is the Greatest country in the world and exceptional but they have no problems reducing the US to be the laughing stock of the free world.
Their myopia knows no bounds.
Or, to quote a proud Bagger, ” Hey, Takers! I got MY opia, you get your own! Haw_haw”…
The Grand Ol’ Opia? 😛
Yep… all because the man in the White House doesn’t look like them.
And Obama STILL stubbornly refuses to become white.
Hi Bass, we’re having a Government Shutdown Party tonight I guess. Bastids!
They are screwing with the world economy.
Yo! Whassup… new page, fellas.
Oh, well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGytDsqkQY8
They could a flying shit about the rest of America,,,,just keeping it fuckin stupid
for their insane base!!
O,,,,hello Realm 🙂
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