March 19, 2015

At the Black Dog Café...

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... you can talk about anything you want.

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28 comments:

rhhardin said...

Always order one microwave ahead of need. Then you can cook with the spare while you order a new spare, instead of dining on cold sandwiches and iced coffee.

Big Mike said...

In China two women fighting over a guy jumped into a river to see which of them he liked well enough to save. Dang!

Big Mike said...

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Like prints by Hokusai

Curious George said...

"Dane county judge upholds Right-to-Work"

Poor bastard.

MadisonMan said...

Really, Cyclones? Really?

Big Mike said...

@Madman, don't worry. Everyone else's bracket got busted too.

Except for a few folks living in or around Birmingham, Alabama.

Curious George said...

"MadisonMan said...
Really, Cyclones? Really?"

Georgia State (14) also beat Baylor (3).

Big Mike said...

Closer to home I see that nearly everyone is outraged over our Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents beating a University of Virginia student bloody for (allegedly) being intoxicated and using a false ID.

A couple years back a bunch of ABC agents at the U of Virginia, wearing plainclothes, attempted to swarm a female student who had just purchased a case of water. She panicked, thinking they were trying to abduct her, and drove away, whereupon the agents filed resisting arrest charges against her. In the end the state had to pay the young lady $212,000. I hope they pay this bloodied young man at least twice that.

The governor has called for an investigation, but what I'd like to know is why Virginia is in the business of having an Alcoholic Beverage Control agency in the first place. Here in Virginia you buy liquor from the state. Crazy. I think most states do perfectly well without anything like our ABC. It's just another source of graft and thuggery.

Big Mike said...

@Curious George, those two games ought to be big motivators for high-seeded teams playing low seeds in the first round.

Meanwhile, go Hampton!

MadisonMan said...

@BigMike, the best part about the case with the young woman buying water:

The ABC did not admit any wrongdoing in the case.

I'm sure the Investigation for the case of the UVa student will similarly show no fault.

Christy said...

Am I evil for not telling Mom that Brother isn't answering her phone calls because she is dialing the TV remote?

MadisonMan said...

I wonder how many politicians' relatives are employed by the ABC in Virginia.

You'd think the taxpayers of the Commonwealth would at some point tire of paying out money for lawsuits that arise from their behavior.

Big Mike said...

@Madman, you'd think so, yes.

Lem said...

My brother in law wont allow a microwave in his home. Says it harms kids.

Gusty Winds said...

As I have thought further about Tony Robinson the sadness of the whole situation hits me. I know "hands up, don't shoot" is a false narrative, and whatever happened that made the cop pull the trigger must have been threatening, especially in light of the mushrooms.

But it's the high school graduation photo that won't leave my mind. His FB post saying his brother wanted him to move to NY. He didn't know where to go next.

I can't help but assume this fresh high-school grad was thinking "Now that High School is over, was that just the best part of my life?"

I pray for his resting soul, but also for the re-unification of the family unit in the African-American community. For all those boys without active Fathers.

I found the post earlier today regarding his request of the grandmother to "cleanse" him just unbelievably sad.

She burned sage and drew a bath with sea salt for her grandson What a poetic final gesture of love.

I know how much my Grandparents loved me, and can't even imagine how heartbroken that poor women feels.

paminwi said...

Wow! Marco Rubio on the Senate floor giving a rousing endorsement of Israel. PLUS, a real denunciation of Obama's behavior over the years to Israel & Netanyahu.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMWbqZsyuM

garage mahal said...

Wisconsin gets a big bang for its recruiting buck. The Badgers, who enter this tournament as a No. 1 seed, spent $299,000 over the five-year span, with average annual spending at a bit under $60,000. Likewise San Diego State averaged below $55,000 — less than the five-year and annual averages of the 144 schools that did not make the tournament in any of the five years. The Badgers and Aztecs made it in all of them. Link

If you look at expenses, Wisconsin spends 1.4 million per year, and Marquette spends 10 million. 6th most in Div 1. Link

Way to go Eagles!

FWBuff said...

Oh, no! SMU lost to UCLA 59-60 on a questionable goaltending call!

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
Wisconsin gets a big bang for its recruiting buck. The Badgers, who enter this tournament as a No. 1 seed, spent $299,000 over the five-year span, with average annual spending at a bit under $60,000. Likewise San Diego State averaged below $55,000 — less than the five-year and annual averages of the 144 schools that did not make the tournament in any of the five years. The Badgers and Aztecs made it in all of them. Link

If you look at expenses, Wisconsin spends 1.4 million per year, and Marquette spends 10 million. 6th most in Div 1. Link

Way to go Eagles!"

How many dollars did the football program spend per point scored in the Big 10 Championship game against Ohio State?

Ooops, can't divide by zero.

Anonymous said...

"Dane county judge upholds Right-to-Work"

Are you able to provide a link for that quote? Because a google search doesn't validate your claim.

"Right to work" (or whatever the Republicans are calling it this week) seems to be VERY important to you. Has there been any personal benefit to you from that law?

John Lynch said...

Hey hey momma
Seen the way you move

Big Mike said...

Harvard (Harvard!!!) gave North Carolina (North Carolina!!!) all it could handle today. Almost had one heck of an upset, which I imagine would have wiped out all of the brackets not already destroyed by UAB and Georgia State.

Well done, Harvard. At least your guys actually attend class.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

The Starbucks post showed me something.

Most people are unable to think beyond face-value.

I think there is a legal term prima facie which means, you know, on the surface. The face of it.

Well, folks, there is a lot beyond the face.

We have right-wingers saying "oh if I bought Starbucks, which I don't because I'm a right-winger, I wouldn't no more."

Okay then. You won't buy anything now you didn't before. Are you not gonna buy gay sex lube? How about a subscription to The Nation?

No. So why should your opinion, on its face, be relevant to a discussion of this topic?

People who consume the product would be interested because it is something they consume, in other than metaphysical ways.

But people who proudly don't consume the product, proudly, commenting on it seems to indicate more of a reflection on the need of humans to comment, not the product and its marketing efforts--marketing efforts which have succeeded billionly wise to the target market.

Or, you idiots, think a lib do-gooder trying and "failing" to, on the surface, "do good," imputes failure?

Failure to please your retardation hasn't kept Schultz from his billions in revenue and millions in compensation... yet.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Now that was just the primer.

The lesson I learned from that post was I hate Steve Jobs because of envy.

I wish I had such shit going on that I could "light-up" the valet and the waitress and the cop who stops my illegal car and the receptionist and the doctors and the landscapers and the mechanics and the architects and the entertainers and the consumers.

Kid Rock said he got paid in part to slap the gardener and fuck the maid.

Yep, that's the extent of me.

Paul said...

Ahhhh ... It's African-Ameridog ... bigot...

Bob Ellison said...

Josh Earnest has an impressive hair-part.

What is it with lefties and hair? It's not as though hair defines the person. There was Kerry and Edwards talking about it. Maybe blondes have more fun, or hirsute folks like Bill Clinton get more, I don't know.

Bob Ellison said...

Jeez, I just clicked on that link myself, and I gotta say that hair-part is to die for. TO DIE FOR!

Anonymous said...

No surprise that CG was too cowardly to own up to the lie he told in this thread. He has a history of running away when his dishonesty is exposed.