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March 16, 2018

Hold Steady

A sumo wrestler displays determination and concentration before a bout. A long exposure captures the movement of people walking around the ring, carrying flags that display names and logos of sponsors providing the prize money for the winner.

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  1. Commissioner Wretched says:

    FIRST!

  2. RGQ says:

    Dammit, first loser. Congrats, Commissioner Wretched!

  3. Jon The Mechanic says:

    Third

  4. Jon The Mechanic says:

    And we are almost 10 minutes into the WOT and we only have 4 comments?

    What is going on today?

  5. MrBill says:

    Top ten is the best I can ever muster.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    TOP TEN and I once again claim Honorary First.

    ((((OVER))))

  7. Bim says:

    Ok, here’s my topic for the week. For the new year, my wife started a diet and subscribed to Weight Watchers. (I resisted the urge to buy her a “Congratulations on your new diet” cake – I freely admit that I’m a bit of a jerk, but one with strong feelings of self preservation).

    The latest WW magazine came in a few weeks ago, but I just got around to seeing the cover. It has Oprah on it. Let me ask you a question… Does this look Reich to you?

    https://theglowstop.com/collections/home-collections/products/weight-watchers-magazine-january-february-2018-oprah-set-yourself-free

    Man, if anyone (R) had tired that pose, the media would crucify them. I look on the web… and nothing. No mention. I did nazi that coming.

  8. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone would like to wish a happy 62nd birthday to the Vice President of a proud but humble woman owned business this coming Sunday. Congratulations Psaul, you managed to defy all odds and make it through another year of not kill it yourself by autoerotic asphyxiation. Hondo owes Hack $1.

  9. Carlton G. Long says:

    top 20

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’m here. The calico cat is back, begging for food again. She’s still fat and whiny. Someone is looking after her.

    Strawberries are $.99/lb at the store, so I bought 2 pounds. Really good, ripe and tasty.

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      Enjoy them, Ex … I’m allergic.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Glad to hear the Calico is Fat & happy, me and my Missus just adopted a sassy little Orange Tabby from the shelter.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Allergic – damned shame! 🙁 Allergies can make you miss out on some really good stuff. There has to be a way around it, but haven’t seen it yet. When I bite into one, I will think of you.

      But I detest strawberry ice cream! No accounting for it. Chocolate rules!

      • Wilted Willy says:

        Good luck Ex! My wife and I are trying to get the neighbors to let us have their kitten that they keep outside. They have already run over one of them in the driveway and killed it. This kitten is so sweet and we spend a lot of time with her! I love her with all my heart!! I am thinking of just kidnapping her and bring her in the house. I can’t stand that people leave these beautiful creatures out in the cold! They say they are all allergic to cats except their daughter. She has a terminal disease so I don’t want to cause her anymore pain. But I really love that precious kitten!! What could they charge me with for stealing a kitten??? It would be worth it to save this pretty kitten!!!

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Well, if someone left the door open and the kitten somehow found its way into the back porch, and found food and a warm bed there that MIGHT have belonged to another cat in your household, who would know?

          The calicao is quite well-fed, goes missing for as much as 3 weeks at a time, and then shows up begging but has not lost even a half ounce. Therefore, I know that someone is her caretaker and since she’s ear-tipped, I know that she’s been spayed. I don’t know if she started as an outdoor cat, or was dumped, but she hangs out some place else when the weather turned nasty and cold, so I know someone is looking after her.

          • Wilted Willy says:

            Thanks Ex, My dear wife spends a lot of time in the back yard loving this little fur ball, I’m hoping she will just bring her in the house some dark night and we will keep her. I will send you a picture of this little darling when I get the chance? I have a little calicao I call squeak, I swear she is pshycotic, she lays next to me in the bed, then with no reason, she will get up and bite the living shit out of me and leave? Strange little darling???

            • HMC Ret says:

              I completely understand, Willy. Seeing animals outside, neglected, really tugs at my heart. Maybe ask them if you could ‘babysit’ the kitten with the understanding the daughter could come over at any time for a visit. Tough spot. I honestly have come to tears seeing animals being neglected.

  11. Sparks says:

    Top 20 so I showed up for formation anyway.

  12. Lurker Curt says:

    Missed it again! Spring weather coming a bit early, lots of folks want to start those landscape projects…

    Happy weekend, fellow Dickweeds!

  13. Claw says:

    And on this day 39 years ago, the newly wedded (that morning) SP/5 and Mrs. Claw (with chillins in tow) headed out from Fort Carson on their way to a fun filled honeymoon in Edgemont, South Dakota.

    Lovely time of the year for driving purposes, got there just in time to help pull the first calf of the season.

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    After I was done foraging yesterday, I went to the restaurant on the highway for a cheeseburger. It was not weekend liberty night, but there was one out of uniform sailor (IT2) there for “C” school. I got into a nice long discussion about the modern Navy incoming peeps versus the antique Navy of my Days of Yore.

    His impression of the incoming peeps is that they don’t know how to do anything without being told. They have ZERO initiative because their parents have always done everything for them, so they don’t know that they’re “allowed” or expected to step forward and do things.

    They wait to be told. I observed that maybe the Navy should grind them down to the bare bones like the USMC does, to snap them out of their comatose state. He thought that was a good idea.

    In addition, they are now being told ‘if you see something wrong (anything at all). report it’.

    So some young couple in one of the barracks, destined to part company on the morrow, were observed having a lusty go-round with each other because they forgot to lower the blinds. (They should have charged a viewing fee.) Unfortunately, the viewing audience reported it. Naughty, naughty.

  15. Sparks says:

    Gun question. The only AR style rifle I have used enough to know was the M-16 and that was a long time ago. I own several rifles but want to buy my first AR-15.

    The information available is daunting to sort through. Budget wise, I am wanting to stay under $1000. I found a Springfield Armory Saint at the link below.

    Please offer you expertise and suggestions about this choice or better ones. I truly appreciate your help. Thank you in advance.

    https://grabagun.com/springfield-armory-saint-black-223-5-56-nato-16-inch-30rd.html?source=igodigital

  16. Graybeard says:

    Late to the party, but present nonetheless, I present this weeks’ installment of the
    TAH 2018 Stolen Valor Phonies Race©™

    To no one’s surprise, the phony Navy SEALs are still in 1st place with 28 (count ’em) entries.
    2nd place: SF with 7
    3rd place (tie): Rangers and Marines with 6 each
    4th place: Unearned awards with 5
    5th place: Vietnam Vets – 4
    6th place: Combat or Deployed phonies at 3
    7th place (tie): Navy UTD/EOD, AF, Army Officer, and Beirut bombing survivors at 2 each
    8th place: Military School graduates with 1

    In the TAH 2018 Crank-steppers©™ kiddie-pool we have:
    1st place: Officers @ 11
    2nd place: VA officials @ 3
    3rd place: NCOs # 2

    On the TAH 2018 Heroes Scoreboard©™ we have:

    Heroes: 22
    Saving the World: 12
    Gone Home: 39

    And that rounds out our weekly WOT report. Thank you for joining us.

  17. Bill M says:

    Here…I think.

  18. radar says:

    A thing I’ve noticed is that the gun grabber crowd is pimping supposed veterans who go on social media to harangue in favor of gun control, or make a big show of turning in/destroying their weapons. I would LOVE to see some digging done to find out if these people are vets at all in the first place and, if they are, what the nature of their service was. I’m betting you find a whole shitload of fakers, embellishers, and OTA/BCD recipients.

    • rgr769 says:

      I would put money on them being REMFs/fobbits/non-combat arms, if they actually served. Doubt any of them are for real trigger-pullers.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      The gun grabbers finding willing participants who may/may not be real vets will (I sincerely hope) backfire on them so badly when the phonies are exposed that they will not be able to live it down.
      Now, you do understand that the fakers/SVers/phonies, being the mercenary wretches that they are, will participate in a willing way as long as there is cash in it for them, right?

      • Hack Stone says:

        Just ask Jesse MacBeth, or whatever the fuck he is calling himself this week. That POS played both sides of the vet card; the returning service member being screwed by the anti-military coffee shop, and then the traumatized veteran who was forced to do unspeakable war crimes.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’m sure you’ll find many a Desk Jockey in their ranks.

  19. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    Well , I was working in my garden today ( which is great therapy and I’d recommend it to anyone ). And I thought , holy hell ! In three days it’s gonna be the 15th anniversary of the start of OIF. I was a 36 year old , supporting 5th group rolling over the border. Not knowing what was gonna happen. I remember the times we’d roll back across the border back to Jordan and tearing up after seeing the American flag flying over an undisclosed Fob. Did it just about every time. So much time has passed and so much water under the bridge since that time in my life. But I won’t forget the Operators I drove truck for. Nor the Patriot unit that I went over there with. Nor the two friends who lost their lives in another part of Iraq. Guess I’m glad to be living in a country where I can enjoy growing tomatoes, peppers , and kids. Ps. Hope I do as well with the heirloom pink brandy wines. As I have the beef steak tomatoes. First year jitters

    • SFC D says:

      Well said, NCF. It’s good that we’re able to look back and remember, too many don’t have the privilege of saying “Damn, when did I get old”.

    • Non Cedo Ferio says:

      Since I’m on the topic of Deployments. When you out process and they pull your deployment dates ( which are accurate) from your ERB. Gets put on the DD214. But if you go on myhealthevet. To service history on blue button feature it says that The personnel center. I’m guessing with DMDC. Changes the deployment dates which may differ from the 214. The dates are not only inaccurate for me but for others I have spoken too. Anyone know why they do that?

      • Non Cedo Ferio says:

        Ok. Found out the issue. Nprc and HRC are accurate. HRC told me to contact VA which I did. Yup. Typo on their part all good. Just thought that was odd when I saw it.

  20. Haywire Angel says:

    Top 40? Happy Weekend!!

  21. MrFace says:

    He was getting old and paunchy
    And his hair was falling fast,
    And he sat around the Legion,
    Telling stories of the past.
    Of a war that he had fought in
    And the deeds that he had done.
    In his exploits with his buddies;
    They were heroes, everyone.

    For when countries are in conflict,
    Then we find the Sailor’s part,
    Is to clean up all the troubles,
    That the politicians start.
    If we cannot do him honor,
    While he’s here to hear the praise,
    Then at least let’s give him homage,
    At the ending of his days.
    Perhaps just a simple headline,
    In the paper that might say:

    “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SAILOR DIED TODAY”

    I don’t know who wrote this but I found it on the interwebs. It moves and comforts me today, as my Grandfather, a Navy Veteran who served in the Korean War, has passed. Reporting for his R&R at 0900 this morning.

    Fair winds and following seas, Pappy. You deserve the rest.

    Cheers,
    MrFace

  22. CPT11A says:

    Looks like I’m deploying to Iraq for Inherent Resolve in October. Wish me luck, fellas!

  23. Sparks says:

    Have any of you fired the FNH FNX45 Tactical 15 round? If so, what did you think of it?

    https://grabagun.com/fnh-usa-fnx-45-tactical-blk-45acp-15-1.html

  24. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    78st!

    Oh, Bernath is still dead. No medical examiners report yet with a cause of death. With his computers seized, I am most certain authorities are having trouble trying to articulate what we have known for years.

    But, what do I know …

  25. Ex-Ph2 says:

    In case I forget, Happy Irish Person Day tomorrow. I know it’s early, but I thought I’d stick the oar in first.

  26. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Okay, friends … with Jonn’s permission, I’m going to toss this in here. As many of you know, I’m the editor of five weekly newspapers in West Georgia, and one of the perks of being the editor is that I get to write a weekly column. Since the publisher gets the good page, I have come up with something that’s been well received in my area … and I want to share it with you. Let me know what you think, and remember – I have a relatively thick skin for commentary.

    My column is called “Did You Know…?” and it’s trivia mixed with what I call humor. Here’s this week’s installment. (Of course, I use my real name in the column.)

    DID YOU KNOW…?
    Was a Swedish man once arrested for trying to split atoms in his kitchen?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    Last week, I mentioned that over 2,000 people dream of the same man … a man who nobody can identify, and the people who dream of him have no other connection to each other.
    I did my due diligent research and even found the website in which the dreams are recounted. It’s called “thisman.org” and it has a sketch of a rather creepy-looking individual.
    The story fascinated me, and after I wrote about it I did a little more digging. And guess what I found?
    It’s a hoax.
    Or, at least, some people claim it to be a hoax.
    One website says the whole thing is the work of a sociologist and marketer, who is apparently conducting a “grand experiment” to see how far she can stretch the story.
    Other websites, however, are filled with believable claims about dreaming of the creepy-looking guy.
    Which is correct? Heck if I know.  The only thing I can say is, if you’re dreaming of me, you need to get help.
    Soon.
    The point of all this mea culpa-ing is simple – even us trivia “experts” get fooled from time to time.
    No foolin’.
    Anyway, if you want to share a thought about the column, your dreams, or anything else, drop a line to didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com. I answer every e-mail I receive.
    Let’s not dream about trivia … let’s head into it!

    Did you know …
    … there’s a chemical reason you get chills while listening to music? It’s the release of dopamine in your brain. (How much dopamine depends on what kind of music, I’d guess.)
    … a human eyeball weighs about 25 grams?
    … low amounts of social interaction can hurt you?  Research has shown that low social interaction is as harmful for people as 15 cigarettes, being obese, or being an alcoholic. (If all three of those fit you, you really need some social interaction!)
    … the original Ronald McDonald – future weatherman Willard Scott – was fired from the job for being overweight? (There’s a really great pun in there somewhere, covered in special sauce and sitting on a sesame seed bun.)
    … police in Sweden arrested a man for splitting an atom in his own kitchen? Richard Handl was charged in 2011 with unauthorized possession of nuclear material.  He said he had no idea that “do-it-yourself” atom splitting might not be legal. While he never did get his homemade nuclear reactor going, he did create a meltdown on his stove. (Thus, Mr. Handl became the first man on his block … to be the last man on his block.)
    … January 19th of each year is National Popcorn Day? (Let’s all get our Orville Redenbacher costumes ready!)
    … a group of kangaroos is called a mob? 
    … wearing a white t-shirt with a large letter “T” on the front makes men more attractive to women? I know, I know, but bear with me here. Scientists (with, obviously, too much free time on their hands) have learned that men wearing a white t-shirt with a large “T” on the front were about 10% more attractive to women than men who had on other t-shirts. (The jokes kind of write themselves with this one, don’t they?)
    … blonde beards grow faster than darker beards?
    … there are more people living in Tokyo, Japan, than in all of Canada? (On the flip side, Canadians have a lot more elbow room.)
    … the term “nerd” was coined by Dr. Seuss? He used it in his book, If I Ran A Zoo. (Thanks a lot, Doc.)
    … eagles can swim? (True, they prefer to fly – first class, of course.)
    … there are about 1 million Japanese people who choose to completely isolate themselves from society?  They’re called the Hikikomori, and it’s becoming a sociological phenomenon in that country. (Which is truly odd, as Japanese people are some of the friendliest I’ve ever met.)
    … it costs about $44,563 to incarcerate a prisoner in California for one year? That’s about the same as a year’s tuition – with room and board – at Harvard. (But who gets the better education?)
    … whatever you may think of modern cars, they don’t generate nearly as much pollution as cars once did? It would take about twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of air garbage that one mid-size car in the 1960s did. (Yeah, but the styling, man … the styling!)
    … ancient Greeks thought that gold was a dense combination of water and sunlight?  (You mean it isn’t? Another childhood belief dashed.)
    … there is a syndrome called Capgras Delusion? If you have it, you may think that your friends, your family, and even your pets have been replaced by impostors. (Will the real Fido please stand up?)
    … a toaster uses almost as much energy as a full-sized oven? (The oven even makes better toast, too.)
    … Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (1826-1875) believed that she swallowed a glass piano as a child? (She did have a beautiful singing voice …)
    Now … you know!

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      If you want to know more (…?) go to the column’s Facebook page, called “The Did You Know? Column Page.”

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Did you know that a gathering of baboons is called a Congress?

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      The naming conventions for groups of things are interesting.

      For example, a group of wombats is a “wisdom.” This explains why wombats tend to be such pompous little bastards. Show me a humble wombat, and I’ll show you a neurotic marsupial.

      On the other hand, calling a group of buffalo a “gang” doesn’t make sense. Judging by the activities of the buffalo heifers who used to hang out around Fort Hood, the organized crime connotations of “gang” seem unfair. It’s been my experience that groups of buffalo heifers aren’t all that organized.

      A better way would be to use, like Hippopotamuses, the term “thunder” which opens up a whole range of further descriptive possibilities…

    • OWB says:

      Since you brought up Sweden, the only Swedish word I know is “skumgummy.” No, I don know how to spell it – I can’t spell English words!

      Take a guess what skumgummy means. Aw, go on. Or perhaps that should be worded: Did you know that in Sweden, “skumgummy” means foam rubber?

  27. Sj says:

    Did Dan close out his flight plan? Hear FAA gets pissed if you don’t.

    • rgr769 says:

      I forgot to close one once. The FAA called my wife and told her my plane never arrived at my destination airport, even though it was safely parked on the ramp. Needless to say, she was extremely upset until I happened to call her. Thus, I filed no more VFR flight plans, which are optional and used to require a call to the FSS (FAA) close them.

  28. Frankie Cee says:

    Have y’all been out and about, visiting friends, traveling around, here and there? I have, and I love the freedom. But, not all of us are smart enough to retain our right of free movement. Take, for instance, one Kyle Christopher Barwan, whose only free movement is that bowel movement that his engorged sphincter just cannot control. He has stayed in that tiny little prison cell with that very big cellmate, up there in Northwest Florida at Century Correctional Institution. Looks to me like he didn’t even get to stay on the outside work gang but part of one week. Pitiful bitch that he is, I rejoice when I make my weekly checkup on him and see that he is still biting the pillow:
    http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offenderSearch/detail.aspx?Page=Detail&DCNumber=H50625&TypeSearch=AI

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I wonder how quickly he’ll fuck up and get locked up yet again after his scheduled release?

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Glad to hear that Frankie! Now if only my pos brother, David “Doc” Shrum could join him? I did see that New Mexico just passed a stolen valor law, not much teeth in it, but hey, at least they have something to arrest him for? Too bad it is only a misdameanor but what the hell, he is getting old anyway and hopefully won’t live much longer???

  29. rgr1480 says:

    Lead Photo.

    That, my friends, is Tochi-no-shin. He is from Georgia (the country, not the state) and is a pretty good wrestler.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tochinoshin_Tsuyoshi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ3Vnu_VTZA

    These guys aren’t just “fat” … they *ALL* can do a full spli and touch their nose on the ground.

  30. Daisy Cutter says:

    I have a friend that lived in Japan. He said that the better Sumo wrestlers actually have assistants that clean their butt for them after they take a dump. I say clean because it is more than just a wipe.

    Just thought you would want to know this.

  31. Roh-Dog says:

    Have a good weekend y’all.
    And remember, don’t be a Dan, check yur fuel level BEFORE taking off!

  32. Devtun says:

    Fmr Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe fired two days short of eligibility to collect his pension. Damn, you see this like never among senior gov’t officials including general/flag officers. Sort of a FBI version of a Duck Dinner.

  33. jonp says:

    #157th! Watch out, Commissioner Wretched. I’m gaining on you.

  34. Hack Stone says:

    This is a visual representation when the Dutch Rudder Gang sends a sock puppet out to attack This Ain’t Hell.

  35. OWB says:

    Anyone have an opinion on the Sig P365? More specifically, how does it handle compared to the Sig P926?

    • jonp says:

      Same size as many other compact 9mm’s with a higher capacity. All of the reviews from The NRA to Tom Gresham have been very positive. The only downside I can see is the price. I bought a Shield on Black Friday for $200. Is the street price of about $500 for the Sig worth it to me to change over? No. Will I trade in my Sig 938 pocket 9mm for one? No but for others the 10 round standard and 12 round extended magazine will make it worth it. If I was looking for my first CC pistol I would take a hard look at it. Since I have a drawer full of perfectly serviceable pistols now I’m not rushing out to get one.

      • OWB says:

        It is intriguing, for sure. Was looking for a comparison with a P226 because that was the most comfortable shoot from the first round to the last I ever fired. Would consider buying something similar in a smaller size, but specifically like the “feel” of that P226.

        I like the Sig brand for all the obvious reasons, but also remember that positive experience with the P226 years ago. Yeah, I understand the dynamics of a more compact size and shorter barrel length changing things like recoil. Am just hoping this model might replicate the general action of the P226 on a smaller scale. That extended magazine might take care of part of the comfort factor for the shooting hand.

  36. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    It’s rant time for me so here I go. When the NY State Parole Board renders a decision regarding an inmate’s parole request, it does so by a panel of two or three commissioners. NY has 14 commissioners and all are political used-to-be’s or back room types whose gubernatorial appt’mts were rewards. They all have names, none of which appear in the stories regarding the NY State Parole Board’s most notorious recent decision to grant parole to an inmate. His name is Bell–Herman Bell, a former member of the Black Liberation Army, a very violent and very deadly organization whose self-assumed task it was to murder police officers. Bell killed three, two in NY and one in CA. The NY murders were of salt and pepper partners who were responding to a false call for help. In point of fact, it was an ambush and the call for police was placed by the killers. The officers were shot point blank, one 12 times, at first, but he was still alive. He asked the killers to spare his life, telling them he had a wife and children. Herman Bell was unmoved. He took the officer’s service revolver and pumped more bullets into him. bell, like all brave assassins, went into hiding, was caught and was convicted of the murders. Neither NY nor CA had a death penalty and NY had no statute that allowed for a sentence for life w/o parole. In prison, Bell availed himself of the free college classes available to him and earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. In what, I do not know nor do I care. Herman Bell has been paroled and there is nothing that can be done about it.

    • OWB says:

      That certainly sucks. Especially the part about the clowns voting to release him being hidden so that they may suffer nothing which approximates accountability for their actions.

      May this thug find the justice he has earned very quickly. And a similar fate for the ones who paroled him.

    • rgr769 says:

      Just keep in mind the people responsible for his parole were appointed by Gov. “Cuck” Cuomo. You know, the one laying down in the street with the kiddy anti-2nd Amendment protesters in New Yawk this past week.

  37. Ex-PH2 says:

    A proggy campaign worker stopped by my house and tapped on my door, handed me some campaign literature, and whined about billionaires in politics.

    I took the campaign lit, put it on my kitchen table, to study for the purpose of NOT voting for these progressive people. May they fail miserably at the polling places.

    Until Dan Madigan is dead and buried, and the others who bolster his hold on the legislature in Springfield with him, one can only continue to vote against the proggie frogs.

    I’m sure my cats would agree that politicians be fired, not in office.

  38. Lars Taylor's Narcissism says:

    I wore a female swimsuit to accentuate my man boobs. Summer! Here I come! I will link to beach pictures when I take them.

  39. Skippy says:

    I had to do this LMFAO !!!!!!

    Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

    1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.

    2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

    5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

    9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

    12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

    15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.

    27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.

    28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

    30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

    31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

    34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

    36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

    37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

    I feel much better now. I had been under the impression he hadn’t been doing ANYTHING… Such an accomplished individual… in the eyes of the ignorant maybe.!.

  40. Holden Magroin says:

    Adam Benjamin Appel formerly of Anchorage, Alaska and now apparently residing in Pahoa, Hilo, Hawaii seemingly lives a life of relative leisure largely as a result of his Street Medic non-profit companies. Adam Appel owns two separate non-profit Street Medic charities – one was formed in Alaska and is listed on the IRS website as a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit. However, the other which was formed and registered in Hawaii and apparently shares the same name as the Alaska non-profit is not a registered 501(c)3 non-profit as it does not appear to be listed on th IRS website as of this post.

    So the question is whay would someone regster two separate Street Medic companies of the same name in different states based on the owner’s experience as an emergency medical technician (EMT) when the owner, Adam Appel, does not currently appear in the list of either nationaly registered EMTs (which Alaska uses) or the Hawaii specific professionally licensed list of EMTs within the state.

    https://adamappelemt.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/evidence-shows-adam-appel-does-not-appear-to-be-a-licensed-emt-in-hawaii/

    Not only does Adam Appel seem to live a life of relative leisure with a sparse permanent job history, he’s also previously been taken to court by the Office of Elder Fraud in Alaska for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of daollars from his own mother. Adam Appel settled this suit.

    Prior to this Elder Fraud suit, the Hawaii State Attorney’s Office sent a cease and desist letter to a previous “charity” owned by Adam Appel for a different company that not only was unregistered in any state but also was seeking donations online and falsely claiming that they were 501(c)3 tax deductible.

    MOst recently, there is evidence that Adam Appel may be using an alias after these uncomfortable questions are being asked about his charity and his false background.

    https://adamappelemt.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/adam-appel-may-be-known-as-adam-holtzinger-now/

    Adam Appel’s own narrative about hs background includes false claims that Adam Appel had served in a Special Forces unit (false) and had been wounded by a sniper (false) in Afghanistan (false) after having enlisted in the US military (false). His real work history is as a railroad security in California for a number of years, a low level web developer, a short few month stint as an IT guy in Tennessee, and a similiarly short stint as a TSA employee at the Anchorage Airport (for which there is evidence indicating that Adam Appel allegedly pissed hot on a piss test for prescription drugs for which he didnt have a valid prescription).

    Be careful out there with your donations.

    Holden

  41. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is a follow-up to those high school vandals who decided to trash the Walmart across from their school when the other students were holding a brief walkout protest.

    60 (SIXTY) useless twits gave the rest of the student body a bad name. The videos of that vandalism were viewed more than the videos of the protest.

    http://abc7chicago.com/community-events/simeon-students-make-amends-after-classmates-trash-walmart-during-walkout/3224923/

    Not all the kids in school are asleep at the switch.

  42. fsckity fsck says:

    John Giduck – the turd with a face!

  43. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    MEH, the weekend is nearly over with, but here’s someone’s dashcam video of the FIU bridge collapse, they even did the damned load test while traffic passed underneath!!!

  44. Ex-PH2 says:

    I saw something strange on the evening news.

    It seems shrillary was invited to attend some TV talk show, showed up in black & white pants and a black top – so far, so good, right?

    The on-screen shot of her sitting in the studio chair showed her being nearly unable to sit up in that studio chair, with legs that looked incredibly swollen. Not fat. Swollen, as in peripheral edema, bad case of it. That is sometimes indicative of congestive heart failure, among other things signifying poor health.

    Not a good sign. And she wanted to be president….

  45. Jonn Lilyea says:

    I had to yank the post about Robert Cooper because we weren’t supposed to have the pictures and I didn’t want to muck up RCMP’s investigation.

  46. Skippy says:

    A retired FBI agent posted this on a video which has been removed but I had saved it. The Questions to ask Mueller and Questions to ask EX FBI Comey . Mr. Comey Isn’t it true that you were an assistant U.S. attorney for a prosecutor between 1996 and 2003?
    In your official capacity at the Department of Justice, did you investigate and did you clear Bill Clinton of any wrongdoing for extending a presidential pardon to Marc Rich, a fugitive from justice, a fugitive of the United States?
    Isn’t it true that between 2003 and 2005, you held a position with the office of the Attorney General?
    Isn’t it true that in 2005, you resigned from the Department of Justice and accepted a job as the senior vice-president with the office of general counsel at Lockheed Martin, a company that is a major, major military contractor?
    Isn’t it true that in 2010, when you were employed with Lockheed Martin, Lockheed won 17 approvals for private contracts with the Department of State while Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State?
    Isn’t it true that in 2010, while you were employed with Lockheed Martin, Lockheed became a major contributor to the Clinton Foundation and non-profit organizations?
    Isn’t it true that in late 2010, after Lockheed was awarded those contracts by the Hillary Clinton State Department, you stepped down from Lockheed and received a $6 million payout for your services?
    Isn’t it true that in 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC, was being investigated by federal authorities for laundering billions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels, channeling money to the Middle East, specifically Iran, which is in violation of law?
    Isn’t it true that Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI and now the special counsel to investigate the alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia… isn’t it true that Mr. Mueller was the chief counsel at HSBC… the same bank that was laundering money for the cartels?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was a significant Clinton Foundation contributor? That Bill Clinton was being paid about $200,000 for his speeches at HSBC events… and this is while Mrs. Clinton was the Secretary of State? No conflict of interest there?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was basically let off the hook with a $1.2 billion fine – which was paid by shareholders – and none of its officers, managers, directors were charged criminally or let go? Isn’t it true that while all hell was breaking loose at HSBC, YOU, Mr. Comey, were appointed as a director and member of the board at HSBC to assist with damage control?
    Isn’t it true, Mr. Comey, that your salary went from $206,000 in 2002 when you were a government employee, to $33.5 million in 2012…. And that you earned these moneys while working for entities that were major contributors to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you worked for Bridgewater Associates between 2010 and 2013, and that they are also a major contributor to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you worked for Columbia University in 2013 as a senior research scholar at the school of law, and that Columbia University is also a major contributor to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you gave this memo that you wrote on Bureau time on a classified computer in a Bureau car… and you gave this memo to Daniel Richman, your friend, a liberal professor (at Columbia), and he gave this memo to the New York Times?
    Mr. Comey, you were appointed FBI Director by former President Obama in 2013, as Secretary Clinton was leaving the State Department. Isn’t it true that you were appointed by Obama as FBI Director because you had proven yourself to be of service to the Clintons and their associates and entities that contribute millions of dollars to the Clintons’ non-profit organizations?
    Isn’t it true that you, as Director of the FBI in 2013 did absolutely nothing in regards to the missing $2 billion from the State Department finances, and this happened while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State?
    Isn’t it true, that while you were Director of the FBI, for over two years, nothing happened as a result of the FBI “investigations” into the Clinton non-profit organizations?
    If it had not been for the emails that were leaked involving Mrs. Clinton and her associates, all this would be unknown to everyone. But these emails were leaked… and fortunately, the truth is coming out. Mr. Mueller isn’t it true that you took US Uranium to RUSSIA FOR HILLARY CLINTON? Isn’t it true you assisted Clinton in the sale of 20% of US uranium? Mr. Mueller did you receive any monies or position appointments due to helping secretary Clinton? Robert Mueller is an expert at making nothing look like something. He did it in Iraq, he did it when he sent a planeload of people to frame WikiLeaks and he is doing it to frame President Trump and his administration. I do not trust Rosenstein either he appointed Mueller knowing full well he is a Clinton Troll.
    Robert Mueller has yet again been proven to be a biased and unfair counsel in terms of the investigation involving collusion in the 2016 election. Not only is the entire investigation based on false accusations, and has yet to provide even the slightest bit of proof, Robert Mueller is plowing ahead into finding anything that can remove Trump from office. Despite his already known and crooked past, it has recently been revealed that the man in charge of investigating collusion with Russians colluded with Russians himself! Robert Mueller did work for a company called IronBridge who worked as consultants to Saudi and Russian state nuclear agencies and failed to report the work.
    Robert Mueller is the definition of a swamp monster. He has been involved with politics and high levels of the judicial systems for years. Mueller has been known to be an open Democrat as well as longtime friend of Clinton and Comey. His appointment to the position of special counsel was supposed to a gesture of good faith for the new president to express concerns surrounding the false and baseless accusations about his apparent collusion with Russians. However, the deep state snake Mueller has been revealed to be a biased opponent of Trump’s as his investigation continues to prove as an insult to the American people.

    Please copy and share if you wish to do so !

  47. Claw says:

    Testing – Testing. Code Monkey has been at work trying to fix my ‘puter.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      Dammit Claw. Just pay the ransom.

      This is the perfect place for me to post anything w/o anyone looking at it. They will think, “I’m not clicking his comment. That’s just 2/17 trying to sucker us again into thinking it’s the current WOT.” Of course, if you’re reading this, come clean. Admit you got suckered. The truth will set you free!

  48. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Lay off the PF5 key. The incessant clicking is annoying. There will be no WOT today, anyway. So, go back to whatever it was you were supposed to be doing.

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