July 23, 2014

I hope you’ll all forgive my continued absence

My wife is on a business trip and in order to secure an absolutely freaking killer deal on some stone mosaic floor tile yesterday (normally $18 a sq. foot, I got it at about $0.77 from my buddy’s store — they had excess they were trying to move) I had to run down to his shop and pick it up before some jerk removed the “hold” sign and tried to steal it out from under me.

So with the two boys in tow I made the trek and then loaded up a thousand or so pounds of the stuff.  Then I came home an unloaded it when I found out I’d loaded it on top of our wrestling bags just as I was about to take Satch in for open mat.

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[note: it looks far more slate-like in person]

I’m sore, I’ve been under constant assault for the last two days from putative “conservatives”, and apparently some trucker (and maybe a “RINO Hunter”, too) from Twitter is going to come to my house to beat me up.  I asked him for 30 minutes lead time so I can get a camera set up.  I haven’t been working out much with the house stuff going on — about a month off now, I figure, since I got all swole for my reunion — but I’m pretty sure having just sparred with a few mil spec ops guys and in the process shown them the force of a top wrist lock, to great acclaim; and having also recently sparred with a BJJ-trained friend half my age (he choked me from behind as a joke and wound up on his back with my elbow on his throat after his triangle choke failed to hold my arm) — I’m set, despite not being at my strongest.

At any rate, I’m checking in, and I’d like to thank you all for keeping the site going.  I’ll try to post a bit today if I get the chance, but Tanner woke me up at 5 AM and right now I feel like I’m living in a world that’s had all the air removed and replaced with jello.  Plus, I have to pick out some fans.  These are awesome.  Thinking about putting a 10′ orange one in our living room to accentuate the 22′ ceilings.  And yes, I’m now fascinated by fans, including this one that is going into the master bedroom and, as a coordinated pair, on the covered patio.  Also, I’m into spray foam.  And silent garage door openers.   And garbage disposers.

I don’t know what’s happening to me.  I need help.  Although admit it:  you want one of these, too.

Thanks to those of you who came to my defense last night.  Most people just think it better to stay out of those kinds of things; me, I think it important to drag these fauxcons out into the light where we can see just how ugly they really are.  But I often have to do it alone, at great personal expense.  So do know that I appreciate the kind words and help.

I’m like human flypaper to the sicknesses in man.  Regardless of putative political affiliations.  Which would be a cool superpower if it didn’t absolutely suck so much.

 

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:21am
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Comments (70)

  1. It was nice to see a bunch of folks coming to your defense.

    Oh…and screw the Fauxcons — there’s a special place in Hell for ‘em.

    Finally: Godspeed, My Son.

  2. Heh, bet that tile has a scale in person too! As to the under-sink stuff destroyers, take up installing them and you’ll get over the obsession round about the 25th or so.

  3. You sound busy for a candy ass liberal faggot pussy with a made up fake blog that calls all sailors gay, loves Hamas, and hates military while sucking jizz milkshakes.

    According to Twitter, anyway.

  4. Although admit it: you want one of these, too.

    Got one. And it is pretty badass, as food disposers go.

  5. On the blown-to-twittereens, we can guess they don’t understand themselves as premium exemplars of the argument against direct democracy. Which, hey, despite their ignorance of that, nevertheless makes the strength of their showing no less powerful.

  6. I need a septic system compatible disposal.

    As for the rest of it, we’re getting ready to redo the bathroom prepratory to selling the house, and I’m on the verge of losing it.

    Vaya con Dios.

  7. On spec for the laughs: from the Protein Wisdom archive (gratis a touch of spam in the left sidebar) — “Pickle Company to Distraught Mom: Yes, We’ll Change Our Name

    Where thedorsai says: *** yesterday her daughter was a midget … today she wakes up to a new world where her daughter is still a midget but nobody will confuse her with a pickle … happy days … ***

  8. I have noticed more Mobys lately. Most conservatives I know do not throw the “c” word that rhymes with “hunt” around too much. And real conservatives leave kids out of it.

  9. ….And they’re back. It’s like they having nothing else to do.

  10. I don’t know if they’re Mobys as much as ill-mannered louts killing time until QVC airs the next segment selling Franklin Mint bald eagle plates.

  11. They don’t have anything to do; at least not a fraction of your duties at this time.

    Nice tile, I can only hope to get such a good deal when the time comes to install mine.

    And those fans are outstanding. I recommended we install three 16 foot diameter “Essence
    models in our church. They are energy efficient, whisper quiet, and powerful, outperform anything else on the market. Though not cheap, they come with a 15 year warranty when installed by the factory crews, which when coupled with the low operating cost makes for a great value.

    I hope the house thing comes together easily for you all Jeff. Moving stinks, whether across the street or across the country.

    My regards to all

  12. What is it with dudes sending me pics of their arms? Is it me, or is that just strange and sad? And the whole “gun show” tattoo? Well, that’s just even more pathetic.

    https://twitter.com/StoneDTrucker/status/491979913818173440

  13. Hey Bob, how come Ukrainian Su-25s seem to be incapable of defeating shoulder-fired (so we’re told) anti-air missiles? Shitty jockeys, y’think? Or shitty spoof-systems? Or both? Or other?

  14. We just replaced our dishwasher that sounded like a 747 on take off with one so quiet that it projects a red laser dod on the floor so you know it’s working. It’s awesome.

    and it keeps the dog busy.

  15. Ermagerd. Buying stuff for your house. This is more addictive than crack, or salt and vinegar potato chips.

  16. - Sea salt, pepper, and vinegar chips are evil.

  17. Jeff,

    I only jump in when the crazies go more wacky than usual. As I’ve mentioned to you before, you seem to attract the most bugfuck crazy assholes on Twitter. As for them being actual cons, well, I might have to change how I define myself if my description and theirs are the same. Because who would want to be associated with those guys?

  18. This is more addictive than crack, or salt and vinegar potato chips.

    It’s true.

    Which is why the surest escape is professionally buying and placing stuff for other people’s houses. Like the shoemaker whose kids have no shoes (not because he hasn’t any money, but because he finally has a choice for a change), or the proverbial whore who can’t enjoy her own sex life in the least: the fun is all gone — it all comes to be just more frickin’ work.

  19. San Diego is in full-on sell mode, parting ways with Huston Street and Chase Headley already and likely moving Chris Denorfia next, but the 30-year-old Francoeur just isn’t a big league-caliber player at this point. Helluva guy, though, and I suppose if you’re going to be a horrible team with a gutted roster in the second half you might as well have some nice guys in the clubhouse.

    ….but hey, you should see that 674 million dollar ballpark we paid for with our present and future tax dollars, because, you know, a good high school team like the Pads can’t be expected to play this badly in a rundown park like the Chargers do.

  20. - Because transparency….Now STFU.

  21. 81 home games per season BBH. Think for a sec about the spring-training stadia **coughredsoxcough** which get built (and accommodated) with local monies, serving for around 15 home games per season for a few years and then abandoned at the drop of a baseball cap for new, plusher facilities built in yet another jurisdiction. Tough luck, chumps — that’s the government ya pay for.

  22. - 81 games per season, where the play on the field is so predictably bad in order to avoid endless disappointment our local fan bois club suggests rooting for the competition.

    - Bud Black should be selling shoes at some strip mall. Its very possible he gets paid in relation to the number of rally killing double plays he can get us to hit into, or late inning key hits to the opposition he can use our bullpen rotation to lose games with.

  23. Can anyone find a link to my original Citizen Journalist Report for Hot Air. I know NR found it once.

    Thanks.

  24. “Oh…and screw the Fauxcons ”

    Even if they are actual conservatives they are still piss sucking shit stains. If my ideological soul mates are rat bastards then that’s still a fine and valid reason to leave them to the frost and winds. Okay, we vote the same. But I don’t call strangers faggots on twitter and expect brownie points for it. That’s kind of a serious issue so let the ways be parted despite out allegedly having similar ideas about the relationship between the individual and government. There aren’t any real arguments being had. It’s just a shouty turf war sort of thing. So “block button” be though my bosom phantom zone projector and let the subsequent last days of this, my Krypton, be slightly quieter ones that those last days that unfortunately preceded them.

  25. Caroline Glick talks with Steve Malzberg. Listen. Take note: [an Israeli soldier, wounded and evacuated from Gaza told his parents who in turn relayed the account to a radio interviewer that] “a Hamas terrorist charged at him and his comrades while holding a rifle in one hand and a baby in the other hand in order to prevent them from shooting at him . . . “

  26. - A manager simply must be good at “knowing” when to make moves. Black wouldn’t know the right moment to duck a falling piano.

    - The other day a young pitcher who had just been called up, pitching in his first appearance, went 8 innings with a no run, no hitter going and we were leading 1 – 0. For once no one had managed to have the ball hit them on the head or get lost in their underwear, and Smith, god bless him, had put us ahead with a crushing solo homer in the fifth.

    - The youngster got one out in the ninth, and then proceeded to break down with two walks in a row. He was sitting at 122 pitches at the time. Black remained comatose in the dugout and I needn’t tell you what happened next. The moron even manages to FU beautiful once in a blue moon opportunities. ::spit::

  27. US flight bans to Ben Gurion renewed for another 24 hours, since the Jews haven’t bent their knees yet. ClownDisaster’s will must prevail. Get right in your heads Israelis. Leave Hamas intact and you may — may! — receive your tourism industry back again. Though who would want to travel to a place under constant threat from Hamas and Hezbollah? Ha.

  28. Though who would want to travel to a place under constant threat from Hamas and Hezbollah? Ha.

    - IWonPenPhone needs to step up his antisemitism campaign then. I read somewhere recently that many thousands of Jews are repatriating each year back to the homeland.

  29. Israel should offer free/discount cruises from Italy or Greece.

    Had the pleasure of replacing the water heater this weekend. Started with the bathroom and kitchen flooded at 2 AM. Woo Hoo!

  30. Jeff, the original post page at Hot Air [Aug 25, 2006] is accessible, but not, there at least, the video itself (nor, for me, at the “download podcast” link provided) — can the post page serve as proxy?

    Ah, nevermind. The earlier recovery linked it here.

  31. - John fucking Kerry. Still stuck on stupid after all these years.

    - Hey Lurch, here’s a clue-bat for you. Hamas will cease firing when enough of the sand-rats are dead.

  32. I’m sore, I’ve been under constant assault for the last two days from putative “conservatives”, and apparently some trucker (and maybe a “RINO Hunter”, too) from Twitter is going to come to my house to beat me up. I asked him for 30 minutes lead time so I can get a camera set up. I haven’t been working out much with the house stuff going on — about a month off now, I figure, since I got all swole for my reunion — but I’m pretty sure having just sparred with a few mil spec ops guys and in the process shown them the force of a top wrist lock, to great acclaim; and having also recently sparred with a BJJ-trained friend half my age (he choked me from behind as a joke and wound up on his back with my elbow on his throat after his triangle choke failed to hold my arm) — I’m set, despite not being at my strongest.

    I read that and determined that I needed a beer. We’re out of beer so I conned my wife to make me a GandT. Somewhere in this hovel there’s barbel hold back an avalanche of detritus. If I find it I just may be motivated to pick it up.
    And move to someplace else.
    Im already tired. I need a nap.

  33. Jeff G. says July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
    What is it with dudes sending me pics of their arms? Is it me, or is that just strange and sad? And the whole “gun show” tattoo? Well, that’s just even more pathetic.

    I should show you mine.
    I got a big nasty bruise .
    I got the bruise from shooting skeet and missed the hollow of my shoulder a couple of times.
    I shot 3 rounds of 25 with my little Spanish 20.
    I shot 20,22, and 22
    Not too damn bad for somebody that hasn’t shot skeet ever.

  34. I’m not going ask that I be called something other than a conservative.

    1) I’ve fought over forty years to rehabilitate that species.

    2) I’m just ornery enough [part-Scots-Irish] that I refuse to let the bastards get possession of it.

    3) OUTLAW.

  35. The nr Youtube link.

    I also have it on my uncrashed hard drive.

  36. The Times of Israel, David Horowitz: The terrible cost of thwarting Hamas (h/t powerline)

  37. I don’t do twitter, (I can barely manage to keep up with my dog-world friends on Facebook), so I couldn’t help out. It is so sad that those folks think they are being fine examples of what they claim to be, all the while proving that they aren’t.

  38. *** No airlines that have suspended flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel have agreed to reroute flights to Ovdah airport in the South, according to a Transportation Ministry spokesman. Following a 24-hour Federal Aviation Authority prohibition on flying to Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday night, Israel opened up Ovdah as an alternative, offering to bus passengers up to country’s center. ***

    Interesting, right? That is, revealing that suspending flights to Ben-Gurion may have been done in the name of “safety”, but that refusal to fly to a safe airport in the alternative is done for what, exactly?

  39. Man. That Vent still cracks me up.

  40. That fan that looks like a propeller, the one for the bedroom, be sure it’s not on when you jump up and down on the bed as you do. You do jump on the bed.

    Come on, I can’t be the only one.

    How else can you practice your backflips and landings and such? And if you don’t then your kids will. And if they don’t then they’re not really kids.

  41. Fortunately it’s not directly above the bed. Or yeah, there’s be trouble.

  42. Probably a good time for me to hit the eject eject eject button.

  43. For a diverting alternative, there’s always Paul Rahe’s essay Don Vito Corleone, Friendship and the American Regime, which Bob Belvedere helpfully linked here — and goes along with Ernst’s urging we should all read it twice. I’d even go in for more than twice, far as that goes.

  44. As of today, I’m giving up on adulthood and going back to being a child. So where can I get me an Intellivision, some Micronauts, and a box of those coconut windmill cookies?

  45. Spengler: Where are the Jewish Organizations?

    *** Most (but not all) Western European carriers followed the FAA’s example — but not the airlines of the former Soviet empire. According to the departures board at Ben Gurion Airport, normal service continues from most of the Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian and Byelorussian Airlines, as well as Air Vietnam. Aeroflot and Transaero planes turned back to Moscow after the ban was announced but their flights today remain on the screen. British Airways is still flying to Israel. As Edward Luttwak observed, there are 39 direct flights from Israel to former constituents of the Communist world vs. 5 to the United States.

    Since when does Israel get a fairer deal from the former Communist world than from the United States of America? This is the world turned inside-out. Where is the outcry from American Jewish organizations? To his credit, former mayor Michael Bloomberg ridiculed the administration and boarded a flight to Tel Aviv forthwith. But where is the wave of organized protest? ***

  46. Senator Cruz inquires “Is the FAA Ban on Flights to Israel Really an Obama Economic Boycott?”

    Good question.

  47. Jeff, remember what they say about wrestling with pigs . . .
    Don’t get distracted and stay above the individual fray. Twitter is corrosive and sways no one’s mind.

  48. Jeff,

    I saw them coming after you on Sunday and tried to weigh in and bring some semblance of order and civility. It seemed to work, but then that crazy woman started in on you and then that other crazy guy started back up.

    Not really sure why they gravitate to you. Have never seen someone who attracts so much hate who doesn’t lead with the chin, a la Coulter or Michael Savage.

    Like I said, someone, sometime is going to take this up in real life; someone is going to get hurt. I’m sure it won’t be you, but someone will. Hell, Old “Patterico” was emailing Barrett Brown back when to round up the lads and mess with you. Barrett has bigger issues now.

    See familiar names here–peace and safety to all.

    Roddy

  49. mindset of the ruining class

    People who experience discrimination are going to have trouble tolerating the discrimination supported by those who think the discrimination is a good idea,

    althouse: doesn’t your university discriminate all the time with admissions?

  50. - I don’t know. Recalling my earlier rant on the Padres maybe I’m finally becoming prescient in my dodage:

    - You can’t hit what you’re not all that sure actually exists.

  51. try 5 “our fathers” and a “hail mary” and call me in the morning

  52. @BBH

    Hell, I remember going to Padres games when they had Nate Colbert and Cito Gaston and played at the stadium in Mission Valley. Even with Nate ” The Great” hitting 40 dingers in a season, they couldn’t win. But Randy Jones pitching gave them a good chance. Guy could pitch nine innings and come in at 80 pitches for the whole game.

  53. Barrett Brown doesn’t deserve to be in jail i don’t care how fascist this country is

    it’s just gay

  54. a nice cozy mental hospital will do

  55. he’s a good man what loves liberty more than beans and fishsticks

    this fascist laughingstock we call america is not a whit better off for his incarceration

    specially not when we have unlabelled GMO foods to worry about anyways

    #fagnation #USA #lol

  56. [R]icky hits a speed bump.

    When they do deploy Obama will order them nationalized and then have them escort the “children” past all those who might “stand in the doorway.”

    It’ll be his Ike moment, in his mind at least.

  57. As with most things that you speak of, HF, you are wrong:
    http://news.yahoo.com/ex-anonymous-spokesman-pleads-guilty-charges-200328349.html

  58. Jeff, the scary thing regarding “Donna Proud American”, is that she has over 6000 followers. Makes me weep for this country.

  59. BB is still writing.

  60. This one made me laugh out loud:

    proteinwisdom @proteinwisdom · 6h
    @izzyjsmom @1txscowgirl @Ymtise @StoneDTrucker Tell us about that DUI. You weren’t even drunk I bet. Just didn’t know the alphabet.

  61. Barrett Lancaster Brown, 32, pleaded guilty in Dallas federal court to obstructing the execution of a fascist fuckmerican search warrant, making Internet threats against an office of the cuntmerican government and being an accessory to an unauthorized access of a protected computer belonging to a fascist piece of shit failmerican operative.

  62. How long before he trolls Protein Wisdom again?

  63. Up to 8 1/2 years perhaps.

  64. Gee HF, my apologies, I didn’t know you were Barrett Browns mother.

  65. thank you so much

    you’re the only one what understands

  66. They call it the Proud Whopper(TM) but they ought to be honest. It’s a token of submission Whopper. A hand full of Earth and water offered to Xerxes for peace. The ring hath been bused. Sure it’s the same on the inside. Sure. For now. Baby steps. Michelle is watching. She saw the gesture of submission. She knows that once the Burger King bows his head he can be made to agree with more and more ridiculous demands. It’s no slippery slope but it’s a foot in the door. Yum is ripe for raiding or dangeld.

  67. @ Paleo

    Yep, next is the “Proud Whopper” with Tofu burger instead of real beef.

  68. I heard now they are so Proud, they are thinking of changing their name to Burger Queen and aborting Whopper Jr. from the menu.

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