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Will Rob be back, or is he really banned for good this time?
The biggest joke of the day will be the EU bank stress tests.
And of course anything that randi has to say
What happened to *rob*?
He was banned.
Various bits of vitriol that he spewed yesterday.
Since when does vitriol get you banned?
what was the vitriol? what did he say?
WHY MUST YOU SHOUT AT ME WHEN I’M PRE-COFFEE, DAVE???
I don’t remember the specifics. You are both welcome to peruse all the comments from y’day. Also in COTD if I remember.
I can’t believe that there were surveys and month’s of Jon B. nailbiting before he banned the What.
Well, it worked, CGar. You apparently did wake up.
What are you talking about, dona?? surveys????
Well, not surveys, he had a poll on whether or not the What should have been banned.
It’s not like *rob* drives traffic or anything.
sparkle, avatar please?
Rob did seem particularly nasty this week.
Well, it seems that we now truly have big brother. But he shouldn’t have to worry since the other stories are getting so much commentary. NOT.
I would not have banned him, but I can see why Mr. B would.
When I run sites with discussions, the only things that will get an instant ban are reveling private/medical information about another person and blatant spamming.
I have banned people for repeated personal attacks against individuals across topics/forums, but only after multiple warnings.
can’t do that here.
A gay friend had a cat named “Sparkle.” All white and fluffy. Is this new Sparkle all white and fluffy????
avatar i mean
white? no. fluffy? yes
someone must’ve complained about something he said.
I am sure about that. It must have been the same person who complained about his handle.
Randi said that he reported one of Rob’s posts yesterday
i flagged one, but i do that all the time!
dude, your rep is questioned big time today man. some one here accused you of 11217-like disingenuous promises to show up to gatherings. dont make me walk around the hood looking for a white boy wearing landry fields jersey
when/where is gathering???
how the heck are we to forward the details to you if you dont give the event planner your email??
Snaps and I are working on an idea for next BIG Plusa gathering, we need to do some research first! ; )
as long as there are baked goods, I’ll show up
I think he should be more worried about other things
“he should be more worried about other things”
He used the “M word” again but there were also some nasty female things as well.
An avatar won’t give you up.
better – didn’t have to do my URL trick to see today’s OT thread. am noticing this new site is slowly & surely making me have lower & lower expectation as far as goal posts to measure success
not that, cargar, i can’t load one here. have to use safari to post (ie won’t work) and it’s super buggy. lots of things not working, avatar being one of them
gotta run. later loserinos
Hmm. I tried to reply how I agree with dave and reply feature didn’t work. But at least we don’t have people who say m oo n f a c e.
I predict Rob will be back. Host is stressed out so lower threshold to get oneself into the penalty box. another classic case of Cause & Effect (again, don’t confuse that with Right vs Wrong)
Yesterday someone mentioned use of the word c r o t c h fruit which, although it doesn’t apply to the relationship between me and my child (adopted), I find particularly odious. I try to just skim his posts when he’s being nasty. I’ve been skipping right over Legion’s political posts.
BHS, I’m glad I’ve never revealed private/medical information here!!!!!
Does anyone have progressive lenses? Got my first pair yesterday, and they’re more of an adjustment than I’d anticipated.
Yeah. Be careful walking down the subway steps. You need to point your head at what you are looking at since peripheral vision is distorted by multiple lenses. I wear my glasses a lot. Not so much because my didsance vision is so bad but because I need to transition between reading and distance a lot.
I have them, cgar. The first time they were not made properly and it was awful. Several years later, different optometrist, I have had them for at least 5 years and love them, although it did take a while (couple of days?) to get used to them. If they are still bothering you after 2 days, go back and make sure they are ok for you. I am on my second pair and the second time I asked for a wider band for distance vision (at the top of the lenses).
I have them, CGar. Just got them a couple months ago, took about a week or so to adjust. Now I don’t think about it much. It is an adjustment.
Thanks, cobble. If not, you do know that it’s your fault, right?
As are so many things… : P
randi is a ______. Fill in the blank. Don’t want to get banned in this police state.
dona…actually randi was quite nice yesterday afternoon. We’ve decided that he will get a tiara and meet for beers. He’s a beer & shot guy.
randi was NICE? Well, shiver my timbers! ok.
I like randi. But I read a bit of yesterday’s OT, and, just like 11217, I think he’s being a tease when he says he’ll meet us for drinks. I also don’t believe he was really at Hot Bird.
i really was at hot bird. snappy is short and black.
So we’ve extended an olive branch (and tiara) to him.
“So we’ve extended an olive branch (and tiara) to him”
And I’ve posted my email addy to him at least twice for him to email me so I can invite him to gatherings, but he hasn’t taken me up on my offer.
So be nice, biat ch
You’re probably right, CGar
I have them. They don’t work well with narrow frames
CG – I use them & they’re great. If you’re having problems it could be because they weren’t done correctly. Take them to your ophthalmologist to have them checked for Rx, fit AND brand name: some places charge for high end but give ringers.
I think *rob* got done for his use of his own term for children. Lots of others had used the lunar visage label.
Yes. What Arkady said. I had a pair many years ago from Lenscrafters. When I went to a higher end (AR TRapp) optomestrist, they pointed out everything that was wrong with the cheap ones.
Interesting. Thanks. Could be the narrow frames. Could just be an adjustment period. Seems I have the same issues as dona – transition between reading and distance. The new scrip is great and long overdue, but when I turn my head at all quickly, my sight is blurred until my eyes re-focus.
The city identified a damaged tree in front of my house for removal but the tree removal crew cut down the wrong tree. Instead of removing the damaged tree they cut down a big, beautiful and perfectly healthy red maple tree. Has anybody had this happen?
Just goes to show you that there’s incompetence in government at ALL levels. What a bunch of dumb f u c k s. Sorry to hear that. Call your Councilman
I’ve been to Trapp, dave. But, I got my new glasses, and most of my glasses over the years, at Robert Marc, which has always done a top notch job. I’ll give it a couple of days of adjustment and then have the scrip checked by my ophthalmologist if need be.
I don’t use the terms, but I personally don’t find crotchfruit or moonface offensive.
I agree, CG, & I thought his new coinage -twaffle- was cute.
There’s not much that offends me
out of all the things rob says, crotch-fruit is hardly the most offensive.
I just noticed that the “Most Commented This Week” column is back > > > Is this a new development, or was I like Mr. Magoo until I got my new glasses. Though I see the OT isn’t on the list, and that used to be my OT shortcut.
Jack – I’d tell your community board & I’d also phone 311 to get put through to the Million Trees Initiative to let them know you need 2 new trees.
I find crotchfruit mildly offensive, but not worse that a lot of what gets said here.
I missed “twaffle” Arkady.
That’s bowdlerized, CG. T**twaffle.
Thanks for the clarity, Puma.
u guys should just make an OT elsewhere. not sure why it needs to be here.
A big reason why the OT “needs” to be here is fresh blood.
An alternate OT would do fine for a little while, but inevitably people will drop off for various reasons.
Without content to attract new people, the alternate OT will eventually stagnate.
fresh blood? no one comments on other threads!! this site is dead.
Time will tell how much this site stagnates in terms of participation, but there are still articles every day to bring in new eyeballs, especially MM’s.
When the site turns into nothing but ROTD, COTD, HOTD, and open houses, then I think the end will be near in terms of new people.
forum issues needs to be resolved asap. that is the biggest draw for new blood. Not fixing that is worst than shooting self in the foot but rather amounts to cutting leg above the knee
“Time will tell how much this site stagnates in terms of participation”
As has been said repeatedly by me and others, a lot depends on when – if – they fix the posting problems. Some regulars who can no longer post have given up and no longer care.
true. i don’t think mr b cares much about the OT or comments (rightfully so, they aren’t that important) – but the forum being a mess is definitely a problem. that’s always been the biggest draw for the site.
i’m just bored. hahaha
jinx brotha. you owe me a coke – the cola pop; not the expensive snow
So, a radical and heretical idea to boost the site would be to eliminate the OT and have us start hijacking the other threads again. Of course, we really need biff back to make that work.
what??? you can’t think/decide for yourself??? you highly skilled punster, debater, hijacker, etc. Go lead the way brotha. you can do it. No need for MIA president to lead you for such easy tasks
yeah – but people don’t want to read our inane banter!!
Inane!? Who you callin’ inane! I resemble that remark! : P
LOL! Too true! We NEED Biffy! Especially for punning!
what??? Arkady, Slopey, DIBS, Snappy, you etc are chop liver PUNNING-wise???
recommending curbed, gothamist, etc???
the what’s site is always open for business
I believe *rob* deliberately pushes the envelope to see what will get him banned, and that he prolly doesn’t care.
Rob called me a tw*twaffle. And he can go screw himself. Actually, he already does screw himself, in many contexts. : P
dh, stop being such a tw*twaffle this morning.
wonder if employees are nervous enough to start looking for gigs elsewhere??? ie no need to go down with the ship
maybe all mr b cares about now is the flea?
hey, I don’t blame him if that’s the case as a entrepreneur needs to focus eyes on the biggest money maker then check in on other stuff when have the time
Anyone finish the Times x-word today?
She’s not short. She’s taller than CG!
Meant to post yesterday that, despite the Italians sweeping all three medals in the local hardware store event in the 2011 brownstoner vendor olympics, it appears that the Swedes have the gold locked up in the kitchen cabinet event.
are the results audited??? is the pecking order due to paid tier pricing one sees via google searches, etc???
Tony’s hardware not italian. He is spanish speaking – I think puerto rican.
seems like many forum questions being posted…..and I have been responding….and dibs has been adding his trite diatribes so
what is problem with forum?
My issues with the forum are largely about sluggishness in navigating there and back. Also, I think having answers and comments is a little confising and unnecessary. This isn’t heatinghelp.com where people follow with religious fervor their favorite licensed professionals who post there and you need to sort wheat from chaff. Just make it easy to post and read.
Brownie w h o r e
See DH gets it. He remembers I dont mind being called names when I’m drinking apple martinis. Not the case when I’m eating brownies
and apple martinis
i’m gonna start calling m4l samantha!!
as long as drink in hand, am fine with samantha, dorothy, sissy, etc
i wonder how snark’s whiskey drinking was last night.
after all the gin talk lately i had a couple of martinis after work last night. what a great freakin drink.
> i wonder how snark’s whiskey drinking was last night.
No whiskey last night, nor gin, nor beer
T’was a quiet night, I’m dull, that’s clear
No merriment inciting intoxicating cheer
But tonight there’ll be shots in a bandolier
“i’m gonna start calling m4l samantha!! ”
I”M GETTING REALLY ANNOYED WITH THE LOGIN ERROR MESSAGE
do you get this via your Mac at home too?
Both Snappy & I tried starting pun fests yesterday & got nowhere. There has to be a critical mass (a math term, not a bunch of people hurling invective) for it to work.
m4l – you follow apple stuff, right? is the new iphone coming out in the fall going to be 4g u think? if not i think i’m just gonna get the current one sooner than later. need to get rid of my horrible blackberry
I would say 50:50 odds of it being 4G. initial rumors said no 4G due to battery consumption load and limited 4G coverage. But recently, more rumors coming out saying it’ll be 4G. I’m thinking if you get the Verizon verizon version, odds are higher than AT&T that it could be 4G as Verizon is building out fast it’s 4G LTE network
no way i’m going with verizon – gotta stay with my at&t 25% discount.
did that att/t-mobile merger go thru? why isn’t at&t utilizing t-mobile’s 4g infrastructure?
What sis you think of Verizon going to a tiered data plan? No more unlimited.
that’s pretty ghetto too and a dealbreaker for me. if i had an iphone i’d be streaming a lot of music and that eats up data
So when they do something like that, does it apply only to new plans or do they change over all the customer plans currently in place?
when you upgrade/sign a new contract they probably get you
Bet they are going to have a lot of p.o’ed customers with their shiny new iphones.
AT&T will do the same; they are like air lines – ie usually price the same way between them two
nah, that deal isn’t closed yet. I suspect it’s still many months away before it closes
I preferred the Forum when you could read the whole thing w/o a click.
No, I have not seen it on my Mac.
gotta love how many oligopolies industries in the US have.
rumor has it that T-Mobile will have the iphone soon too. even hear rumors of sprint might have it too albeit I’m not as inclined to believe that as much as T-Mobile. T-Mobile plans are unlimited
Hey guys…that’s why VOD and VZ stocks are screaming long term BUYS. VOD yields 7.6% and VZ 5.2%.
T yields 5.65%
Dividends have risen almost EVERY year.
For all of them
Only new plans.
Rebekah Brooks resigned this morning. Although i doubt she’ll go far from Murdoch anyway.
When I upgraded my wife’s iphone (att) and had to move from the unlimited plan, I checked our data (unlimited) usage, and it was below the threshold of the lowest data plan as far back as we could see. Suddenly, after upgrading, our data use keeps crossing the threshold into ‘charge you another $15′ territory.
Perhaps it’s a cooincidence. But I choose to believe they’re b@stards.
I saw an article the other say- sadly I can’t recall where- about all the hidden charges phones companies are tacking onto your iphones, blackberries and androids. Not all of them legit.
could it be the urchins got hands on it watching youtube vids??
heh. even then, we’re on my wireless network at home.
i don’t understand why cell phone companies still charge for texting.
money- what else?
answer:= lots of idiots users willing to pay it vs using email, IM, free texting apps. texting is a big money maker for them
because they make a lot of money by charging for it, duh!
One advantage of android phones is tight integration with Google Voice, which does have free texting.
It takes a slight amount of work to set up, since the carriers do not want to you to use it, but it has been well worth it for Wendy’s phone.
As I have said before, with virginmobile (using Sprint’s network–it is owned by sprint) my daughter has free, unlimited texting and internet on her Android phone. Costs $25/month (total–no extra charges whatsoever, just NYS sales tax) for 300 mins talk. I have the same but since my dad broke his hip, upgraded to 1200 mins talk for $40/month.
Before that, she found an app for her ipod touch (at home with wifi) for free texting.
Because it was not part of the original voice agreement with the regulators
bhs – How do you do that? I have an Android.
The catch with using Google Voice is for it to work well, you have to get a new google voice number and give it out to everyone, forgetting the number that comes with your phone.
Once you do that, you can have all of your outgoing calls and texts use the Google Voice with your Google Voice number.
Google voice also give you browser based voice mail management and voicemail to e-mail text conversion for free, along with many other nifty features.
The iPhone would be easily capable of doing that, but Apple will not allow it.
One of the many reasons I don’t think I would ever own an Apple phone/tablet product.
It converts voicemail to text?
Google voice converts voicemail to text, and you can get the text translations of your voice mail send to your e-mail and/or delivered via text messages.
When it first came out, it was almost comical how it would translate, but now it seems to be 90+% accurate.
wow- that would be so great for me with my bad hearing. I have to check it out.
So riddle me this- Why can’t phone companies do that- like with my landline voicemail and send it to me? I can barely hear the messages so I don’t bother. And my only other option at this point is to go to a tty system- which means expensive equipment and a third party in the middle.
they probably *could* (it’s mostly if not all digital now), but believe it would represent a cost>what it would bring it, would take time/developers/etc.
but google seems to be doing it- so the technology is already out there, no?
Right, but then you’d need to pay google for it.
Google Voice is free, except for outgoing international calls.
BHS says its part of google voice which is free. At least I think that’s what he was saying. You know, when you’re an idiot you need help with these things so that dou che bags don’t pick on you 😉 *tossing wall eye over to dibs*
for a year or so, google voice will allow you to make domestic calls to folks NOT on google voice (ie to someone’s plain old TDM POTS line phone plug into the wall jack) – ie they eating that charge for you as phone companies will charge them to connect those calls. google voice to google voice and I presume to most VoIP svcs are free as there’s no need to pay a phone company to connect those calls. However, international calls to plain old TDM POTS line phones are not free as international rates can be killer hence google aint that dumb to cover that cost
nope, most of the US plain vanilla phones are still connects via TDM POTS lines – ie analog dinosaurs. The VoIP svcs have this conversion to text and vice versa features – that stuff is digital
Almost all of the U.S. phone infrastructure is digital. It is really only the line from the Central Office to you phone that is analog.
Verizon does offer some services for analog land lines, including being able to play back voice mail online. They are just not as good as the services that Google offers.
Scott, that’s what separates the BIG BOYS vs everyone else – it’s their plain old “last mile” analog line into residential premises. that’s what they’re able to rape others a huge fee to connect (more accurately, terminate) that call – aka the dreaded “cost of access” charge.
And the BIG BOYS have all sorts of cool toys in the COs that they charge consumers a fortune for, assuming they make them available at all.
The rest of the world has those same toys (and some better ones) and gives them away for free.
Asia charges for everything
By “rest of the world,” I meant other telecom services in the United Sates (voip, google voice, mobile carriers), not geographically the rest of the world.
I have limited knowledge of pricing and features, although I do know that the U.S. consumer wireless market was slow to adopt mobile technology compared to Europe and Asia.
I know Telcom really well as does Benson. We toil in the sector
Phone companies can do speech to text easily.
The problem is that they are very slow moving, and when the do offer products like this it is almost always at a huge extra cost.
I would recommend getting a Google voice number and start playing around with it. You don’t need any software – just an existing phone number and google account.
I know some people who started using it as a business number to test the waters.
I got mine before I moved out here so I could have a New York number that could receive and place calls with from Los Angeles.
Thanks, bhs. I will.
dibsThey claim she is a “favored daughter.” Her resignation is not stopping the snowballing scandal. The FBI is going to investigate them too. Good.
More posting weirdness- I can’t reply but I can add a new comment. Stupid disqus
Well, as deLepp commented, anyone who spells their name Rebekah, can’t be trusted.
bxgrl…send a message to kael
And now its working again. Happened several times the last 2-3 weeks. I get an error submission message
interesting scott – it definitely sounds like as of today, android phones are more capabale than iphones.
att only seems to have three 4g android phones right now. do you know anything about the:
People seem to LOVE the inspire.
(and i freely admit there are cheaper/cheaperish options out there, but I like my shiny iphone, which is the first model made, back when there weren’t any other real options… and I still prefer the aesthetics of the iphone line.)
I have the htc Inspire. I like it. I’m w/ AT&T.
to briefly dig back into the thread, I find ‘crotchfruit’ hilarious. sort of like being called a ‘breeder’- they’re terms I find way more funny than they are mean.
Dang. Looks like my lunch date fell through. Now I have to have lunch at home.
Why was gin always being picked on back in the day as the evil liquor of moral dissolution for the poor? Was it easy or cheap to make yourself, or were there just not many other options? (I don’t know when whiskey/etc. became popular)
I feel like (small) beer was sort of like water, but gin was somehow always being singled out as the cause of society’s ills.
gin was considered a poor man’s spirit back in the day
whiskey was always considered more upscale (it’s harder to make)
i don’t think vodka was around until much more recently
I think gin was singled out because it was the most popular and common options.
My guess is that the flavoring of the gin masked imperfections and impurities in the distillation process.
Hunh- the impurity-masking thing hadn’t occurred to me- that makes a lot of sense.
bathtub gin during prohibition
It went beyond impurities. Sometimes turpentine was added:
thanks wendy/arkady – i’ll have to play around with an inspire one of these days!
Google’s long term strategy is to turn wireless companies into nothing but mobile Internet Service Providers – they will supply you a data pipe, but you will get all of your services from other companies (preferably Google).
This is the same pattern that happened to ISPs a decade ago.
Originally, the ISP would supply you with all the software you used online, an e-mail address, and a home page potentially with lots of content on it.
I guess they all still do that, but who uses any of it?
Apple has a similar strategy, but they want to put in restrictions that ensure that they are the only choice for key services. They are also much more conservative when it comes to potentially p issing off their wireless partners.
Yes, hence the name “gin mills.”
Obama is still yammering on about the perils of not raising the debt ceiling. it’s too bad only the educated aren’t the only ones allowed to vote.
okay, captain fascist. (rolls eyes)
Michelle Bachman and Ron Paul said the debt limit isn’t particularly important.
Moody’s and China warned us on the debt ceiling. Perhaps they know something you don’t?
I think you need to learn what a fascist is before you make yourself look even more stupid by calling someone that.
oh, and you’ve never used “metaphors.” Idiot anyone?
Okay, okay, you’re not a fascist, you’re an antidemocratic a$shole. Happy?
gin also isn’t aged, and could be made at home
It isn’t all that important.
“still yammering on about the perils of not raising the debt ceiling.”
Yeah, him and the ratings agencies.
it’s the spending and taxes that are important.
More important would be some kind of policy to get housing growing which would actually rasie employment.
if the gov’t doesn’t do something SOON about the housing mess, unemployment will rise further.
Seems to me that if the gov’t doesn’t do something SOON about the unemployment, the housing mess will get worse.
Cart meet horse.
Again, learn before you speak. The issue with the ratings agencies IS NOT the level of debt.
You and rf get the idiot labels today.
I do understand that- I am talking about the perception of others- which even you should (but don’t seem to) understand. You earned your own idiot label today.
No, they warned us on a “technical default” of the debt, not the ceiling itself.
Actually no, Ditmas. A cleanup of the mortgage mess would allow housing to grow. remember 85% of the population is still employed.
The biggest loss of employment throughout the country was due to the housing/construcion businesses
The last thing the economy needs is more homes built where they aren’t needed. “Cleaning up the mortgage mess” won’t let people buy homes if they don’t have freaking jobs.
Your ignorance is showing, bfarwell.
right, and getting our debt downgraded wouldn’t be a big deal. Because why not just pay a lot more for it?
so the answer to all our problems is to continue to prop up overvalued assets?
It won’t get downgraded, morons. All this will be wter under the damn by the end of next weak.
There are credible rumors out there that the government has plans for a massive overhaul of all EXISTING mortgages.
those rumors have not hit the press at all yet.
“it’s too bad only the educated aren’t the only ones allowed to vote.”
is this really the grammar of a person who is educated? hmm?
how about “under the damn by the end of next weak.” — I guess at least it passed spellcheck.
Well, it’s mortgage adjustment program was certainly a colossal failure (thanks in no small part to the intransigence/incompetence of the banks, but I blame the administration), so let’s hope it does a better job with whatever its next idea is.
Yes, mortgage adjustment was a colossal failure.
“More important would be some kind of policy to get housing growing which would actually rasie employment.”
Ok, so the Repub line is that gobment is too big, and too intrusive into people’s pockets, but now it’s perfectly ok, necessary even, for it to artificially boot up housing? Of all things?
And just who is supposed to be buying this housing? And who needs it? There are literally entire communities full of foreclosed housing, from mansions to trailers, rotting away across the country. People are getting kicked out everyday, causing more empty buildings.
That makes no sense whatsoever.
Love your Past and Present column today. Just posted to you there > > >
Don’t tell the e-missus, but I never want you more than when you call me “darlin'”.
I saw that! The both of you- in my office- NOW!
“I saw that!”
As I posted to you the other day, that’s only because you like to watch.
too intrusive into pockets, but not nearly intrusive enough into uteruses.
bad grammar is now acceptable to you (as long as it’s your bad grammar)? Hmmphf- how idiotic.
Android rules! Although iPhone has a couple advantages (quality control and uniformity) I just think android is a better platform and allows mood freedom of choice.
mood freedom is very important. especially for the bipolars.
If only intelligent people were allowed to vote, what would the Republican party do with itself, since it’d be out of business?
Form a boy band? Shave their heads and go off into the desert in sackcloth and ashes for intense navel gazing? Become ghosthunters? The possibilities are endless!
“I still say I’m gonna pull a gun on that guy. Just like I did on Judge McClure.”
Dave’s friend, Michelle Bachman, wants to make infidelity illegal and gay marriage unconstitutional. she also wants to ban all pornography, later today she will be coming out with a statement that she supports stoning to death of adulterers.
this is the party that does not want too much government interference.
having read the ‘pledge’ thing, I don’t think it’s explicitly banning pornography. Which is not to say she’s not batsh!t.
Well, they don’t want too much of someone’s else’s idea of government.
I hear they advocate forcing gays to pray it away. I wonder if they willl advocate stoning for them too?
Infidelity illegal, gay marriage unconstitutional, all porn banned, and stoning adulterers to death. Yeah, this pledge will get a lot of traction. I just hope they get Laura Dern to play her in the movie – she was awesome as Katharine Harris in Recount.
it’s funny; despite their opposition, they do seem to have a lot in common with Sharia. Maybe they just want to make sure they get credit for it.
I’m voting republican boy band. That would, I can say right now, be the awesomest thing ever.
> I’m voting republican boy band.
I dub them The Toe Tappers.
“I dub them The Toe Tappers.”
I see them doing a mean version of Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”. Can you just see them wagging their fingers, singing “No, no, no!”
Winehouse got the idea from them.
> Can you just see them wagging their fingers
Those aren’t their fingers…
Sorry. Had to go there. My bad.
F U C K O F F Minard
Ah, the patented well-reasoned response. 😉
I was impressed too
Oopsy, temper temper! : P
speaking of sh!t, after several days of working too much to get anything domestic done, finally time to go wash diapers. see you folks later!
Dave, cursing over the internet will also be banned.
The penalty will be the loss of an index finger for the first offense.
my g-d, minard. By now all that would be left of dave is a toenail.
LOL! more typos, same bad grammar.
we depend on him for it.
dave, I quoted to you.
Ditmas, i assume you know about the “shopping bag trick”
I could still post with stumps.
no, seriously, this gal Bachman is a nutcase extraordinaire.
she is part anarchist and part ayotollah.
amusing but scary
Not amusing to think she might get the Republican nomination. Poor Mitt- seems destined to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Yes, Minard, everybody here is aware of that.
And SP is waiting for her to shoot herself in the foot and then swoop in…whether you like that or not!!!!!
Except while people love SP, only her fan base want to see her in the White House. Not even you want her there, dave. Admit it.
And SP is waiting for her to shoot herself in the foot and then swoop in…whether you like that or not!!!!!
I want Michelle to get it: there are lots of dibs-like (w/in certain constraints) GOP who are fundamentally sane & wouldn’t vote for her.
We can hope.
exactly, Obama would be more than ecstatic if he is facing either of them in the election.
Speaking of crashing and burning, how about Meredith Whitney on the municipal defaults!!!!!
Her muni call is also being backed up by jeffrey gundlach.. He is no light weight.. Time will only tell
I hope everyone has read David Brooks column today in the Times.
more health care does not necessarily mean better quality of life.
I usually don’t like Brooks but his column today was thought provoking and uncomfortable. He is right in many respects- there comes a point where care, not cure is the only option and yet we refuse to see it. The medical profession has its own reasons for pushing more and more medical procedures- money being a main one. But I think a lot of blame for rising health care costs also has to do with our health care system- or lack of a coherent one. Until we figure out how to have health care for everyone, those who can’t afford it will cost us hugely, and the medical profession will keep squeezing those who can. Everyone suffers. But that’s capitalism for ya.
under a Bachman regime Dave’s fingers will not be the only body parts subject to amputation.
minard – Krugman was also good (& the puzzle was quite a challenge.)
See, Minard, you and I do agree on certain things.
And if you call bachman my friend again I’m going to be forced to call you French EUROTRASH again
Krugman hasn’t been right about ANYTHING in years, years.
“So there has been no pressure on the G.O.P. to show any kind of responsibility, or even rationality — and sure enough, it has gone off the deep end. If you’re surprised, that means that you were part of the problem.”
He was terrific today, dibs.
I have to agree with Dave. Krugman basically repeats himself endlessly the man has not had a new idea since 1979.
An economist isn’t supposed to be “terrific.” that’s used for someone you slept with.
Link me the article
Yes, you’d all be amazed at what consumers get from their mobile providers in Asia & Europe.
The Chinse have been able to use their cell phones here in the US (and all other countries) for the past 10 years!!!!
OMG- you just said something nice about communism.
so can US cell phones – as long as it’s not the CDMA phones from Verizon and Sprint as those are US-Only protocols. T-Mobile and AT&T GSM phones work in China via the same trick – sim card
WTF does that have to do with economics, Ditmas????? He’s writing as an opinion writer, nothing more.
Neither have the Democrats. it cuts both ways.
bxgrl, that’s not communism…it’s the capitalistic side of China. Never confuse the two.
oh right- any port in a storm.
Well, if you don’t get, you don’t get it. You think Krugman isn’t talking about economics? He sure as shiiit ain’t talking about leather sofas.
neither column says anything new or what we don’t already know.
Republican party has become controlled by lunatic fringe zealots and old-guard leaders can’t control them.
Brook’s example was poor one for his point -which few people disagree with-
using alzheimer’s patients……I don’t think expensive dramatic measures are taken often to prolong the life for them—-It is expensive because of long-term care for slow degenerative process. Of course, he offered no solution .
Well, he did say he didn’t advocate leaving them on a hillside
the problem with krugman is that he is so doctrinaire that his columns sometimes read like propaganda. I find him repetitive and did I mention repetitive?
Now I see why you are all praising Krugman. he’s not writing about economics at all. he’s just another NY Times left wing mouthpiece,
Not nearly as sad as you not getting it. But then, you’re one of the people he’s talking about.
He’s talking POLITICS, bxgrl. Nothing more. Show me where he’s talking economic theory.
It’s all a lot of B U L L S H I T
I get what he’s saying. It’s OPINION, nothing more. If you think it’s grounded in economic theory you’re clueless, and a moron.
he does discuss voodoo economics a.k.a. supply-side
Yes, m4l, but not 10 years ago like they could from Asia
if not 10 yrs ago, pretty close to it cause my peeps been doing that forever when they vacation in China
Calling it voodoo only calls into question his credentials as a real economist.
he';s been a failure for the last 10 years
But like your bad grammar, you understood what he meant so it’s ok.
> he';s been a failure for the last 10 years
Nobel prize winner, NY Times columnist, published author.
Yep, what a complete FAIL of a decade.
You know that old expression- methinks the lady doth protest too much? Think dibs.
well, I just like Brooks more than krugman. Brooks has more of an American voice to me. There is something strangely sovietesque about Kruggie. no wonder he won the nobel.
I find Brooks to be sour.
EEC is trying to change roaming charges there. I got screwed royally in UK despite having set things up before I left. Got charged $250 that was then rescinded. Absolute disaster, though, even w/ all kinds of forethought.
bxgrl : )
economic theory is opinion. lots of theories. many contradict. economics is still a social science.
Problem is many republican zealots pick one theory and make it gospel and anything that contradicts is called heresy and ridiculed.
Kinda like religious folks — I can be more pious ,extreme, than you.
Exactly, it’s THEORY. People pick the theory they want to align themselves with, and take it from there.
How else could 2 opposing groups take the same facts, and come up with diametrically opposing opinions on what those facts mean? With each side ready to defend their positions with reams of data, postulations and prognostications, both convinced they have the unadalterated TRUTH.
read the article and show me the economics, bxgrl
[I expect no response to this as usual]
*rolling eyes* Here we go again.
Bet he uses the word moron at least twice more today! : P
Really…if you all want to kow tow at the feet of Paul Krugman, be my guest. It shows a real lack of understanding
I caught it and edited it, jackass! : P
Waiting for bxgrl to show the economic basis for Krugman’s opinion.
Sorry dibs- it’s futile to show the blind what they willfully will not see.
He’s been a failure in what he has predicted, Ditmas
As an economist
the other thing I am over-reacting to today is the new plaza design in front of the old Dime Savings Bank. It is so bad that I think it is an embarrassment.
I haven’t seen it, what have they done??
look at the thread. it is an insipid and banal design.
Thanks, I’ll zip right over there.
Agreed- it is.
not that I disagree with Brook’s column today – just nothing new there.
But if want to make point – mix it with what Krugman is saying —-
If democrat president suggested anything like Brook’s is hinting at — he would be jumped on by republican mouthpieces…..a.k.a. ‘death panels’, etc.
Same thing offered by republican and would be a wonderful thing.
that’s the type of response that erns you the monicker “moron” bxgrl
That’s one! Do I hear two? : P
Dave, your moniker can’t be fully printed out without running into the censor. But we put up with you anyway.
and you the monicker dou che bag. (among others.) In your case it’s entirely accurate.
No, I guess you cannot.
So stupid not to be able to separate one man’s opinion from what may or may not be economic theory
You mean like your opinions- posted here every day, as the truth?
If bxgrl were to move over to curbed from the OT, the average IQ of both sites would go up
While your IQ adds exactly ZERO to both. Mine would beat yours even if it was a single digit.
dave, krugman’s opinion column is about economics. I mean, how can you argue that?
MM…his opinions on the Republicans are just that. he hides behind the Nobel Prize he won and spouts OPINION
Krugman spouts OPINION on the OPINION PAGE of a newspaper?
How dare he!
Shocking, I know! : P
oooh- sound like someone’s jealous.
Minard, the point bxgrl brings up is his criticism of republicans, nothing abiout economics
criticism of Republicans in how they are dealing with the economics of the country.
krugman’s entire column is about criticism of republicans. thats why he is so popular with NYTimes readers. I have a built-in aversion to propaganda of any kind so even though I think the Republicans are usually crazy, I don’t like Krugman’s column. It is too doctrinaire and not original.
Right, Ditmas. it’s just opinion. Nothing backed by any economic reasoning.
Call him what he is but don’t call him an economist
Ah, so being an economist denies him the right to express opinions?
Because Economics is Truth handed out on golden plates from the glowing hand of the Creator himself?
What. Ever. Mo. Ron.
No, actually- the truth as handed out by dave.
Minard seems to get it…you others don’t seem to comprehend
Thank you Minard. it’s an OP Ed piece, nothing more.
Whatever. I need to go to the bank and get lunch.
No nooner today? ; )
You get lunch at your bank??
did you purposely switch back to the smaller avatar? or my computer seeing stuff?
“did you purposely switch back to the smaller avatar?”
Nope. It changed itself during the gap in my posts. The wonders of Disqus.
Feisty, feisty Friday!
> Feisty, feisty Friday!
Will the frenzy finish in a rousing repeat of Brownstoner banishment?
My avatar just changed backed to my original avatar without my doing anything. Twilightzonesque.
And how is this different from any other day…in the OT! ; )
That’s what happens when you mess with me. 😉
I should know better than to mess with – and mess around on – a woman with a cauldron.
And a broom. And a black cat.
…And torches and pitchforks! : P
I thought you had them in your basement? Did Snark return the undersized pitchforks?
They’re still in Snarky’s garage. But I’m *more than happy* to go get them anytime! ; )
A fleet of brooms actually.
I’m glad she has a fleet, mine is in the shop for a tune up! ; )
You’re plenty witchy even without a broom, cobble! 😉
[DUCKS FOR COVER]
Heh heh heh, be careful there, buster! I know where you live! : P
YOu can always use one of mine cobble. What are coven mates for? 😉
I’m banking on that, I may have an ‘errand’ or two to take care of this weekend! Mwah ha ha ha ha!
Well, one is a Queen Anne, another is Colonial Revival, but my fave is the Storybook Tudor.
mine is still the same didnt change.admit it . you are just weird.
Yep, Pete, your avatar is the same, a curmudgeon on a scooter.
And my new avatar is the only one in my profile!
And the OT’s Blog Stream shows there’s a new Prospect Ave thread, but it doesn’t show up when I refresh the home page.
How do you all keep up with the OT postings? my computer shows no new comments, and then 12 new comments. it isn’t a smooth flow.
You have to refresh from time to time.
Yeah, the commenting display is kinda erratic.
I still like it better than the old site’s system.
minard, the real time show feature is super spotty in fresh rate and completeness hence sometimes you see folks responding to posts where you’re “where/what/how/why was that post responding to??” clicking the page refresh captures all the post but it’s damn slow in comparison to the show feature
thanks, it could work better, but its OK.
things slow down when Dave goes to lunch I see.
LOL…I love the logic “well he’s a columnist fior the NY Times”
Rush Limbaugh has a syndicated radio show and makes much more money thatn Krugmnan
The two of them are the same at different ends of the spectrum
Back from the Sperm Bank so soon? That was a quickie!
I’ve got a Scoto’s Fresco On The Go lasagne…better than sex!!!!
Stunningly high praise from you! ; )
“better than sex!!!!”
Someone hijacked dave’s account!!
8 banks fail the EU stress test. that’s really embarassing right??? ie these tests were designed to ensure passing right???
Are they spelling out which 8?
Krugman’s like Meredith Whitney…she mad one correct call on the Citicorp dividend and has been wrong ever since
m4l..it’s a joke…all the Italiam banks passed
Yes, greek banks, Spain banks, one Austrian
CG – I prefer the current avatar.
The original of me flossing my brain?
Or the one of me pointing at you?
Europe is a disaster. Didn’t they think of this when they all decided to adopt the German mark as their regional currency?
> Europe is a disaster.
Thank Jeebus everything is going swimmingly here.
“Thank Jeebus everything is going swimmingly here.”
at least we don’t have to deal with the Canadians and Mexicans and Jamaicans on a common currency.
given all these bank BS, am very glad am customer of Canadian bank
“A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 20 percent of Americans support a deal that only includes spending cuts, something Republicans have insisted on. Another 30 percent wanted a deal that was “mostly” spending cuts, and 32 percent wanted a deal split equally between spending cuts and tax increases. Eleven percent favored a deal that was mostly or all tax increases.
“The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s not just Democrats. That’s the majority of Republicans.” (That Gallup poll found that only one in four Republicans favor a deal that is only spending cuts.) “
the republicans do not particularly want this to go smoothly. they love the fact that they are messing with Obama’s presidency but in the end, to paraphrase David Brooks, the incumbents will stick together (Obama and Boehner) they will throw pelosi under the bus, and come up with a last minute deal.
And my avatar just changed itself back again!
“Europe is a disaster”
have you got any clue how strong the EUR has been vs. the USD
is that good or bad?
seems like it is good for our exports.
no one can afford EU goods.
> have you got any clue how strong the EUR has been vs. the USD
No kidding. Last summer vacation it was $1.25. This year it was $1.45.
Whoopi Goldberg line playing a homeless woman:
“I’ve been through your purse and I know where you live.”
Though, speaking of witches, dave did manage to summon up Arkady and me this morning.
Yoicks! I get “Showing” that says 4 new things but displays just one. Another said 2 new things & also had just one. Whack-o.
Whack-off? A bit early for Raunch Hour, Puma.
It’s a comment posting game…see which/how many posts come up and which posts get deleted when you refresh!
cobble, I’ve been noticing this, too. And the order of the posts keeps changing.
Unfortunately Minard, except for Boings, most of our exports are food and priced in USD
food and weapons dave, don’t forget everyone wants our war toys. and our ipads.
The Beach just got blown up. Are you f u cktards still fu cking around here like a bunch of f u cking sh itface as stard dou chenozzle dips hit f u ckwads?
extra repeated letters also works – ie shiiiiiit
See…at least someone here is using their noggin!
When I ‘refreshed’ a lot of posts appeared between posts I’d had for upwards of 20 minutes. Seriously effed up here.
I’ve been complaining about this for a long time.
Oh cripes, himself is here. Thank g*d I’m going out for the afternoon!
Wow. I just had a f u c k laced post to jackal that appeared and then disappeared.
hey, good choice of avatar.
I saw beaver and geese on lake last night.
Puma, which avatar do you prefer? I posted to you earlier but I think it disappeared.
I like the new one better but your beak fades into the background.
I like the blue penguin.
Thanks, Puma. Apparently, though, as with my Sybil-like personalities, I have no control over which of my avatars visits the OT.
Don’t get pi ssy just because you losers were slow on the fu cking uptake and I had to teach you how to use spaces! : P
Hey, lech! We missed you.
Honey badger alert!
Now all we need is cmu back!!!!!!
I’m going to Kansas Fuc king City tonight.
Where the fuc king fu ck is my fuc king avatar?
Your f u c k i n g avatar is fu ck ing there now, jackal.
PIMCO’s Gross said “lawmakers don’t get it” regarding spending cuts.
Here’s a man that knows more about the debt market than anyone.
Fu cking Feisty Friday! : P
What’s all the cursing about?????
Cobble sounds worse than a sailor.
I’m from Brooklyn, whaddaya want!? : P
Not as good as feisty fu cking on Friday!!!!
Oh, fuc king thanks Cgar. How the fu ck are you doing these days?
Hanging in there, jackal. How’s by you and the family?
. . . and this is why the OT doesn’t show up on the Most Commented This Week list.
No it isn’t, CGar.
I see jackal’s fu ck ing avatar, dave.
Jackal, I somehow dont think you’ve been jogging as much as you used too so take it easy on the BBQ stuff in KC
heard the weather in kansas in lovely this time of year.
Has the OT been completely fu cking lame ever since I left? I’m guessing it’s been a daily political circle jerk plus recipe talk. Oh actually I bet rob has kept it interesting. Rob where the fu ck are you?? Are you still posting on brownstoner?
Rob was banned yesterday.
*rob* was apparently banned again yesterday.
We’ve been soldiering along, just waiting for your return.
Sniff, sniff, it’s been soooo difficult without Lech here to brighten our days! : P
I know- I have missed reading my daily ration of dirty words.
the OT maybe – but the F train is much better.
The way the site acts for one person at a given time has very little to do with how it is acting for other people at that same time.
LMAO. That is a gross understatement, Scott!
Jinx, cobble, you foul-mouthed witch!
Jinx, you wretched troll!
i ran 9.3 last sunday. just under 80 minutes.
9.3 feet in 80 minutes is great for you, Pete!
f l u c k gets censored
rob was banned for being rob
I’m still running, but not as far or as fast as other studs here.
why the fu ck would rob be banned for being rob? he’s one of the only interesting people here. If he and I were both gone at the same time you would all fall asleep.
I know! It’s amazing that the blog didn’t just roll up and die without you! NOT!
Admit it cobble, you missed me.
Yeah, Cobble. Next time aim better.
Me? Bah ha ha ha ha! Ok, maybe just a teensy tiny bit, but no more!
I dunno- we managed to stay awake very well the last day or so.
sleep is a good thing
how do all know i’m not an imposter? I could be biff pretending to be jackal. No one has noticed that my handle changed?
Biff got the technicality ban
No one could imitate you, lech.
do we really know if got banned and real reason.? my guess was got too negative/nasty/over the top about lesbian and comment was deleted.
you can’t bust on lesbians on the OT???? Lesbians are some of the most bustable people out there! I grew up in Northampton Mass. I have so much bustable material on lesbians I wouldn’t even know where to start.
Didn’t he write dave and tell him he was?
even he is often not sure of stuff he should be sure off and then there’s this crazy unreliable site doing whacky stuff – ie how can he be sure he got banned
Probably when he tries to log in and he gets a message that says he’s banned.
I bet none of them know who your avatar is!!!!
Later losers, have a great weekend! I’m out!
Yes, he emailed me.
okay to bust on anyone. but there are limits. if I remember correctly he went over that limit with you once….something about a sibling of yours?
He can login. He just can’t post
sounds like serving his time in the penalty box like in Hockey
you could ban him from emailing you
I think he blew the disgust quotient with comments on bodily fluids and women. One too many.
LOL…that was really funnt when rob posted some made up s h i t about lech’s sister
I don’t recall lech laughing much.
I’d like to try a 1/2 marathon… but wouldn’t do it in august.
the old retired dude beat you to it
Edit feature not working
Editing still works for me.
I will say that I was wrong about that feature. I thought I would be abused on a regular basis.
I guess things move quick enough here so that no one reads posts more than 10-20 minutes old anyway.
ditnas got it, m4l, as if anyone cared
So what did rob say about lesbians? Was it something about bodily fluids? Or scissoring?
Pete’s the old retired one, moron.
lol @ scissoring. do people really do that?
DIBS you actually retired? Like for real? Not going into the office any more at all?
There was a post about there being more lesbians than gay men in the Slope & he took off on the idea in typical *rob* fashion.
snark – petes retired. dibs is another word that begins with re and ends with ed.
Yeah look up scissoring on the Internet dh. Apparently it’s real. I thought it was just something I saw in pornos. Though actually come to think of it I guess I’ve never seen it in a porno. They talked about it on south park though, in the episode where there was the lesbo bar called Les Bos.
Do lesbians do scissors, paper, rock??
More like scissors, flannel, doc martins.
haha yeah – that south park episode was awesome.
testing the image embed feature
I’ve seen scissoring in porn, but not in person.
Lech…the beach is completely gone now
yeah duh, i know. why do you think I’m here?
Don’t take that tone with me.
What happened to the Beach? What closed it himself or it was shut down by another entity?
Arkady, unless you were a regular, you don’t get to know.
it’s like rob not voting