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Your model for today was born January 1st, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia.  She stands 5′ 8″, 32D-24-35 and 120 lbs.  Please get comfortable and welcome Miss Emily Sears.

 

 

169 Comments

  1. Nice tits on a classy broad.

    Welcome to Friday

  2. “Adios Pantalones”

    Heh, it’s been years since I’ve uddered those words.

  3. Comment by jam2 on January 10, 2019 8:45 pm

    j’bro what was the shutdown link about? (not working on my device)
    ———
    Some stupid non sequitur to fill a link, the content of which I’ve forgotten. I noticed it when I proofed my work but at that time was all “Fukkit, I’ll leave it that way as a commentary on the shutdown”. Why linkie no workie? SHUTDOWN! You were the only person who commented on it!

  4. Good luck on the 200 mph club VMax. Stay safe in your pursuits!

  5. Trigger thumb release
    Sternoclavicular joint cyst excision
    Triplane fracture ORIF
    Weekend

  6. I’ve read a few articles in the Boston Herald about the upcoming game between Pats and Chargers. They’re mentioning the travel time between West Coast East Coast on back to back weekends and the weather forecast for freezing temperatures and hoping it will snow on top of all that. This is what happens when your team is shaky … lots of looking at external forces to get you over the hump.

  7. Workie workie

  8. I took today off work to update my resume and apply for some jerbs. Columbus OH, Louisville KY and Charlotte NC are in the running right now. A lot of postings around the Philadelphia area too, but that seems too far to go for some reason.

  9. Nice Easter egg for the ladies, Pupster, thank you.

  10. My liberal cousin, who has been my Facedouche friend for years, never posted anything, spent a couple of hours in the middle of the night commenting on posts going back four years. Why now. Ugh.

  11. Good luck with the job hunt, Pupster, and with the 200 mph, Vmax.

  12. I’d stay on the west side of the Mississippi if possible Pups. I think it’ll be a critical boundary during the restructuring that’s coming.

  13. Louisville and Charlotte are nice, Pups.

  14. The North side of Atlanta is really nice too. Lots of traffic, but people are great, food is super good, and lots of stuff for everyone one to do.

  15. Roamy, so long as he didn’t reply “First!” to anything, roll with it.

  16. Holy shit, they really don’t get it.

  17. wakey wakey

    I am getting a few guinea hens. Last summer’s Wasptopia convinced me. I couldn’t even go into my garden. I had a nest under my deck – where we couldn’t spray, and a ground nest in my garden – which took two weeks to get rid of right in the height of harvest season.

    Nope. Guinea hen.

  18. Coalex, they’re blinded by trump hate. It has warped their brains.

  19. Goldberg’s argument is interesting given the themes of this last book, which I’m currently reading.

  20. Why is it that they think that Tucker was advocating that the government somehow take control of the free market? I’ve read the speech a few times, and I can’t find that bit.

  21. WTF is Jonah bitching about? Can’t really tell from that. Is he mad that Tucker speaks out about people boycotting his show?

  22. Guinea hens eat wasps? Badasses.

  23. His bitching is based on liberal interpretations of Tucker’s rant from last week.

  24. Jonah Goldberg is playing a prestige game. Most people interested in politics aren’t doing that anymore. Just ask President Romney.

  25. nice speed VMax!
    good luck on the 200 Club –

  26. Jonah is a fat writer who’s never missed a meal or had to worry about his paycheck being at the mercy of Chinese labor. Eff that guy.

  27. Was he the guy that wrote about liberal fascism? I think so.

  28. In his rant last week, Tucker pointed out that the political class on the right (really the globalist class) treated free markets as a religion. He said, “free markets are a tool”, which is true. They are the best means of allocating resources and have done a lot to alleviate poverty in the West. But the globalist right has used them as a catchall excuse to disregard the effects of massive economic and social change on society, especially on large portions of the country. Hence Kevin “Fatburg” Williamson’s article about how poor white communities should die.

  29. Was he the guy that wrote about liberal fascism? I think so.

    I finally finished the translation… it’s a cookbook!!!

  30. They found Jamie Closs.

  31. Jonah’s a perfect example of what I call “second-generation conservatism”. He grew up as a conservative/libertarian in a world where there were plenty of opportunities for people like him at think-tanks, magazines, etc. Basically he figured out early how to parrot the globalist line and get a paycheck. Now that the world is changing, he doesn’t know what to do.

  32. Take Tucker’s point to it’s logical conclusion: any good tool is also a weapon in the wrong hands. Markets were used in the Opium Wars to drug the Chinese, as Cavil pointed out yesterday, and are being used today to flood us with fentanyl.

  33. I am currently reading his newest book, and it’s good and makes a lot of excellent points. But he is willfully misinterpreting Tucker’s argument. That’s something liberals do. It’s disappointing.

  34. Part of the problem seems to be the British public’s habit of flushing used baby wipes down the toilet, as these can clump together and form the scaffolding for fatbergs. The issue has become serious enough that the government has proposed banning the wipes altogether.

    From my cold dead clean hands. Also, who the fuck is this stupid? Those go in the trash, dipshits.

  35. jeon –
    have you come across anything regarding hacking the google and amazon home invasion devices (ghome & alexa)?

    specifically being able to shut down eaves dropping

  36. j=l

  37. unless it’s Korean neanderthal day

  38. The thing is, the people who supposedly love free markets have been perfectly willing to take government bailouts and expand the welfare state. To tie it to Goldberg’s comment, the Tea Party opposed government spending and bailouts, including for big businesses and banks. Furthermore, the recession wasn’t just the result of government pushing for greater home ownership, but of a bubble driven by financial firms who got greedy and played games with millions of peoples’ money.

    The free market can give you the most efficient distribution of a good, but there are often other factors that a government may want to take into account. For example, a country reliant on a single export good for the health of its economy is very fragile, and a responsible government would likely want to take steps to encourage diversification of its economy, even at the cost of economic efficiency.

  39. I have not really looked, Jam. They are forbidden in my house. I can’t imagine there’s any way to stop them from doing bad things without interrupting their essential functions unless you put some sort of a filter proxy upstream of their mics.

  40. And that’s precisely the problem globalists have with nationalism, Alex, the idea that you might consider what’s best for your own people rather than ‘humanity’, whatever that means.

  41. A lot of globalists on the left and right have the same problems: they view human beings as widgets. All labor is the same. All capital is the same. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    Additionally, they’ve become an international class whose culture is homogeneous across the West. The quant working on Wall Street has more in common with a London investment banker than he does with his brother in law who works as a farmer in rural Pennsylvania. And he sees the farmer as no different than a Guatemalan peasant.

  42. During college, I spent my summers working for a company that made laboratory equipment, mostly chemical analyzers. I worked in our in-house lab that sold analysis with those same machines for a fee. The fees that department took in were a pittance, and on the whole we were a loss on the books. The company kept us because it meant that we always had someone on staff with intimate knowledge of the machines, and we could check samples sent by a customer to give them extra data points to add to whatever their machines had generated. It made the company stronger in the market, and that was recognized as worth the expense.

  43. Hi, my name is leon. I’m a student at a small midwestern college, and I can’t believe what happened…

  44. The irony is that globalism and the myth of free trade all came about and are only sustained by cheap transportation.

  45. Nowadays that kind of stuff doesn’t happen. Everything would be made in India or China, any lab tests would be subcontracted to a third-party who’s quality control was shit, and by the time everyone realized that it was a bad idea, the B-School geniuses who’d implemented it would have gotten their bonus for raising the stock price over two quarters, and gone on to their next misadventure.

  46. Comment by leoncaruthers on January 11, 2019 9:29 am
    The irony is that globalism and the myth of free trade all came about and are only sustained by cheap transportation.

    The libertarian paradox, you want free trade and open markets, but that requires keeping the rest of the world fairly peaceful, which means lots of foreign adventures.

    Or do they really believe that the Chinese would be happy to keep the Straits of Malacca open free of charge?

  47. Hi, my name is leon. I’m a student at a small midwestern college, and I can’t believe what happened…

    I learned as much working as I did studying, and that’s saying a lot for a job that was mostly grinding metal to make samples and then setting them on fire.

  48. The globalists don’t care about “humanity”. They care about wealth and power–theirs. People are a means to an end, a conduit, nothing more. This is the fundamental corruption of the human spirit that is within a generation of dooming humanity to a living hell worldwide.

  49. The problem with libertarian thought is that it assumes that all people will act in a certain manner, an assumption whose particular utterly fails the smell test when brought in contact with the simple realities of human nature. They seriously think people of a very different worldview will act the same as they do. And so they get taken advantage of, again and again, and manage to learn nothing.

  50. Alex, as I understand it, the company’s still there and still a major employer in St Joseph. I don’t know how that department’s doing, I haven’t worked there in 20 years now. My uncle was their evil HR manager (he had a Catbert cookie jar in his office) which was how I got the job in the first place.

  51. I think Jonah Goldberg believes what he’s saying. I’m not sure that he’s capable of nuance or incorporating the negatives with the positives. I see this a lot on the right.

    Sure, globalization is good for the middle to upper middle classes that make a consume a lot of resources.

    Not so sure about more working class folks. Their benefit is much closer to zero. And once you factor in social costs it’s more of a net loss.

    And it seems, as someone mentioned, that the Jonah Goldbergs of the country are much more inclined to say ‘fuck it’ to working class folks based on their cultural differences.

    Skeptical of free trade?

    Huh, lets talk about it until you get bored and I win.

    Skeptical of free trade and you only wear a tie every few years?

    Die already.

  52. I was only three paragraphs in before I laughed.

  53. I think Jonah Goldberg believes what he’s saying. I’m not sure that he’s capable of nuance or incorporating the negatives with the positives. I see this a lot on the right.

    The pundit class pontificates without ever having solved a noteworthy optimization problem with a decision that had a meaningful deadline with incomplete information. His biggest, timely decision is his lunch order, the very idea of trade-offs is lost on him.

  54. It’s really weird that when your dad becomes your other mommy, a young man would choose to follow that same path.

  55. It took me a long time to understand that people aren’t widgets and labor isn’t fungible and that there are vast social costs to free markets that often show up later.

    I’m not advocating for a pull back toward regulation but I do think the best level to make regulations is from a more nationalist perspective.

    I remember being sold trade agreements as good for everyone. No losers anywhere.

    That’s obviously not true.

    I like the idea of always placing a heavy hand on the scale to drive a much better deal for US citizens. We can make better deals for our people and we should. There’s no shame in that.

  56. I’m DYING.

    “It’s true that I didn’t provide a role model for my boys on masculinity as they were growing up. But what I could model for them — compassion, a love for literature, a sense of humor — has helped make them better adults.

    It is my own sense that having a father who became a woman has in turn helped my sons become better men.”

  57. In another forum the other day, I saw an interesting idea, that the cities (almost invariably liberal) act to drain IQ from rural areas because they are where the money, “action”, and “good food” are. At the same time, they act to split up families and raise the social and economic costs of child-rearing dramatically.

    More telework could ameloriate this to some extent, but bad managers hate it, and the bad outnumber the good.

  58. Rewrite on that 22014 article. “Having transgender parent helped make one of my sons into a daughter”

  59. My liberal friend from Austin (the dance professor) got me started on this. YOu can blame her.

  60. Comment by MJ on January 11, 2019 9:43 am
    It took me a long time to understand that people aren’t widgets and labor isn’t fungible and that there are vast social costs to free markets that often show up later.

    Yeah, when you’re sitting in a macro 101 or 201 class and everything is KL or two countries and two products… it’s something that doesn’t get discussed.

  61. In another forum the other day, I saw an interesting idea, that the cities (almost invariably liberal) act to drain IQ from rural areas because they are where the money, “action”, and “good food” are. At the same time, they act to split up families and raise the social and economic costs of child-rearing dramatically.

    More telework could ameloriate this to some extent, but bad managers hate it, and the bad outnumber the good.

    Telework has its good and bad moments. It’s easy to get distracted, and some sorts of work aren’t well suited for it.

    What amazes me is that for the cost of keeping your company in NYC, SF, or Seattle, you could move your offices to somewhere like Omaha, pay your workers 2/3s of what they make currently, AND buy them each two tickets to the US city of their choice every quarter, and still come out ahead.

  62. More to the point, it’s easier to rationalize the negative effects of a policy when you aren’t the one they’re hitting. It’s literally “I get the benefits, you get the pain”. Disgusting.

  63. Heh, elegant solution to landowners on the border that are fighting the wall: https://hotair.com/archives/2019/01/10/quick-solution-defiant-landowners-along-border/

  64. Plus, as I’m sure CoAlex has noticed, for what a shack in LA costs you can get three very nice 4br/2bath houses in most of flyover country.

  65. My contract is running in Dulles for everyone but me. They have 90 open reqs, and can’t hire anyone to fill them. They’ve hired absolute dregs to fill most of the slots so far, and can’t hire more because they bid low labor rates to win the contract.

    If they’d put the office in Chelsea, MI, they could have filled all those slots at even cheaper rates with fresh graduates from UM, MSU, EMU, and WMU.

  66. If I were interested in pursuing a Ph.D., the effect of free trade on environmental regulations would be a potentially interesting subject. That or quantifying the economic impact of free trade when accounting for social damage.

  67. My contract is running in Dulles for everyone but me. They have 90 open reqs, and can’t hire anyone to fill them. They’ve hired absolute dregs to fill most of the slots so far, and can’t hire more because they bid low labor rates to win the contract.

    If they’d put the office in Chelsea, MI, they could have filled all those slots at even cheaper rates with fresh graduates from UM, MSU, EMU, and WMU.

    The problem is that management wants to live close to all the people in power, and many young workers want the same. Young women go to work in DC, NYC, LA, so young men want to work there as well.

  68. What amazes me is that for the cost of keeping your company in NYC, SF, or Seattle, you could move your offices to somewhere like Omaha, pay your workers 2/3s of what they make currently, AND buy them each two tickets to the US city of their choice every quarter, and still come out ahead.

    I know someone who did exactly that. Bought a nursing home in rural Iowa for $1, revamped the building, and relocated his offices there. Comes complete with rural Iowa work ethic in the source, and he moved many people there, when they couldn’t telecommute.

  69. How can there be a labor shortage in DC for that, when everyone wants to live there? Or is it the rates?

  70. They pay for shit, and hope that they can convince the government to let them import Indian programmers on the cheap.

  71. The problem is that management wants to live close to all the people in power, and many young workers want the same. Young women go to work in DC, NYC, LA, so young men want to work there as well.

    Oh, I know, they go there and live like broke-ass wage slaves and waste their 20s and 30s in shitty apartments and condos they can’t afford, then vote for Hillary and fly home for Christmas until their parents die.

  72. Combination of low rates and high needs in this case. Can’t even use shitty Indian programmers because they have to have TS/SCI to even work on the program. So you’re left with seat-warmers who couldn’t get jobs anywhere else, or whose skillset is wildly inappropriate to their job. I’ve got an embedded C++ guy slotted to do java web development, for instance.

  73. This is generally the problem all over the DC area. There’s a labor shortage because the rent is too damned high and because for so many positions they can legally only hire Americans.

    Your tax dollars go to DC real estate developers and Whole Foods.

  74. A candidate who supported a massive relocation of fed workers and contractors to outside a 200 mi radius of DC would win a lot of support.

  75. Hmm, rumor mill winding up: RBG to resign. Ready for the apocalypse?

  76. Fed and watered my chickens. It’s cold out there today.

  77. I dunno. In my experience our frens in India are more competent if you know how to manage them.

  78. MJ, I had to teach two different Indian phds what pointers were. That said, the phrase “shitty indian programmers” is because those are the cheap ones. The good indian programmers are generally better paid and a joy to work with.

  79. Sad.

    How much do you want to bet that the shooter is either an illegal, or a known criminal?

  80. Who had RBG in the pool? My pick was Sotomayer because her BMI is roughly 101%. She was eating a churro when they took her measurements.

  81. I’ve seen the RBG rumor as well Jay

  82. I just went through this with a group of people this week. Generally the Indian folks are better but they need a specific type of communication.

    If you tell them to make a donut chart, you might get a chart on a donut.

    I’m not saying you have to dumb it down, you just have to tell, show, and make sure you incorporate their feedback.

    A millennial wants a donut and a promotion for showing up.

  83. But what I could model for them — compassion, a love for literature, a sense of humor

    My husband has all of that and he didn’t have to cut his dick off to find it. He can also gut fish, remove offending assorted bugs/spiders, and cuts the grass.

  84. landowners on the border that are fighting the wall

    If we had a decent DOJ, I’d suggest they look into those landowners finances to see if they are being paid to be a point of entry.

  85. Snowed last week, then it finally warmed up and melted. Muddy mess. Rained yesterday, snowing like a mofo right now. Really muddy mess.

  86. Ominous: https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

    Still no spots.

  87. Do not see a donut chart

  88. It’s more of a guide to donuts.

  89. We’re expecting snow this afternoon. I had forgotten about it when I went to the store yesterday because we were low on milk, bread, and something fast for dinner. Ho-lee crap. It was packed with lines out the wazoo. When I had checked the forecast a couple of days ago, it said ‘snow’, but the temps were going to be high 30s, so it promptly fell out of my noggin.

    It didn’t help being day one of their weekly three day specials

  90. The Yellow Jackets are thinking of causing a bank run in France.

    This could get interesting.

  91. Comment by Jay in Ames on January 11, 2019 10:14 am
    Hmm, rumor mill winding up: RBG to resign. Ready for the apocalypse?

    If you mean people losing their collective shit… I’m clapping and squealing like a fat kid given cake.

  92. Maybe someone should take away AOC’s twitter privileges.

  93. I read that, Leon. SHould be very interesting.

  94. Maybe someone should take away AOC’s twitter privileges.

    If an insider shadowbanned her somehow, that’d make me giggle like a retard on crack.

  95. new computer, all logged in. Ahhhhhh

  96. Good luck, Pupster. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet on a job search. The shutdown has made things less awful in the short term, and I’m not sure what the world looks like on the other side of it.

  97. They have an interesting sound. Apparently they are French and aren’t pronouncing the Old Norse very well, but they get thumbs up for trying.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9NIBZfVBW4

  98. Yellow jackets? You mean the vests?

  99. They are wearing vests, but I believe the literal translation of the name they’ve got in the French press is jacket.

    /shrug

  100. Oh man, I am wasting this day. Wasting it. Urp. Gotta get up and get some stuff done.

  101. Tags:Not a PHD

    Now. Now. We don’t know what the future may bring.

  102. Well she isn’t one right now.

  103. Mrs. Pupster just informed me that it is no longer necessary to have 2 spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. This is only used by those over 40 working on a typewriter. I feel like my whole life is a lie.

  104. Mrs. Pupster is wrong. Two space still works better for indicating a new sentance rather than one space.

  105. Looks cleaner. Always has. Always will.

  106. Single spaces are for abbreviations ending in periods, Mrs. Pupster.

  107. I’m seeing reports about RBG being “cancer free”. I don’t think they’re letting her leave

  108. Double space is the landing strip of writing. Always tasteful, never out of style, unheard of by the younger generation.

  109. I’m a single spacer. When I edit my op note dictations I need to double space because the transcriptionists use double space.

  110. Using one space instead of two is work of the devil.

  111. She’s dead and they’re drafting a lookalike.

  112. Double spaces are a scam.

  113. Ah, the “Dave” strategy…

  114. I thought the two space thing was because computers automatically adjusted? I don’t know.

  115. Double space was originally because typewriters had uniform spacing, whereas computers had adjustable spacing.

  116. Double space killed it.

  117. Because Space isn’t real.

    /MrsCuffy

  118. That was pretty funny, leon.

  119. I was raised single-spacing after a period, never even heard of that double spacing thing until just recently. One of my professors in college (the second, very recent, trip through college, not the first trip 25+ years ago) insisted on it in her formal papers. It seems like nonsense and witchcraft, and futhermore also it is a scam.

  120. Well the bigger the city , the brighter the lights..
    Bigger the dog , the harder the bite..
    I dont know where ya been last nite
    but I think momma you aint doin right…

    Say…

  121. In double space, no one can hear you scream.

  122. I was taught to double space because I learned on a typewriter.

    But then I evolved.

  123. When your teacher says “Essays need to be 3 whole pages” that’s when you use double spaces, make bigger margins and add a few quote blocks

  124. Jonah Goldberg used to mention Ace every so often in his columns or newsletters. Every time Ace mentions these days it’s with the added descriptor “cuck”.

  125. Jonah devolved.

  126. Jam, check your EG mail.

    The Cubans have landed.

    Repeat:

    The Cubans have landed.

  127. Hey TTroy, did you see that article about the guy who made a full auto drop in sear for his AR out of a coat hanger?

  128. Single digit weather on its way so I moved a few tender plants (last summer’s artichoke seedlings) from the porch to the kitchen.

    Scott: (looking at a dozen big potted plants in the corner) How long are those things going to be there.

    Me: Until it gets back up to the 20s or so outside.

    Scott: I hope nothing hatches.

    Me: Nothing’s going to hatch.

    Scott: (heads outdoors to get something out of his truck)

    Me: (suddenly sees and kills a mosquito flying up out of the plants) Oh faaaaaaack.

    I hope that was the only one. I can’t believe the little bastard survived these last few months out there.

  129. SNOWMAGEDDON!!!

    *runs around in circles until the jar of picante gets my attention*

    Took beasnette 1.5 hours to get home because if school let out at noon …giving kids and staff adequate time to get safely home before…all lunches would not have been had and a full day would not have been counted = $$$.

  130. I had not, til you mentioned it. looked it up, watched a quick vid, looks promising. Thanks for the heads up. Im just getting into the trigger group stuff now. Thinking about spring tensions and polished points. My lower parts arrived while I was home for lunch today so everything is coming together. I figure within the next couple of weeks I’ll have everything together and then I’ll get to building. Im enjoying the process of learning.

  131. lauraw, my niece brought my MIL a small potted ‘Christmas tree’, made out of Christmas tree parts, adorned with ornaments, right before the holiday, to brighten up her apartment.

    It became a battle between MIL and a bunch of face-bombing gnatty things for several weeks. She kept telling me how clean she keeps the place…she just doesn’t understand it to the point of spraying Raid where she found their carcasses. WTF! Yeah, don’t do that.

    It took about a week after tossing the ‘tree’ before the remaining kamignatties went tits up.

  132. “Thinking about spring tensions and polished points. My lower parts arrived while I was home for lunch……”

    *giggles like a 4th grader*

  133. Kamignattis! Nicely done, beasn.

    I believe those were probably fungus gnats. Hatch in soil. Like to party on computer screens and in the warm breath in front of your face.

    Hopefully some won’t hatch, but even if they do, there are no other plants in here to harbor them. After I throw the artichokes back out into the porch they won’t survive the dry winter house air for long.

  134. I’m in heaven right now.
    Mom stopped by after a visit to the grocery store. She brought me some deli corned beef & Swiss cheese. I have the sauerkraut and can make my own Russian. I only have white bread and not rye, but thats a first world problem that I’m not willing to bitch about.
    Ruebens all around!

  135. Mmmmm … Reubens …

  136. oh yah baby

  137. TTroy, LaRue has been selling their triggers for $87. It’s a smoking deal.

  138. A guy I knew went hunting in Minnesota. It was well below zero, but he was in a heated blind. He said that as soon as the ground in the blind thawed out, a few mosquitoes started flying around.

  139. I just watched a news clip where a DC gov-type guy is driving his very nice car while complaining that he is used to earning $1700/ week; currently is bitching about missing his paycheck now.

    Boo hoo. Guess how this newsclip is going to go over among the huge swaths of people who make only a few hundo a week? Or people who entirely lost incredibly valuable careers during the Obama debacle? We are also seeing in the same clip, how food banks are being opened to these rich people who haven’t lost a fucking thing yet. AYFKM.

    I don’t think this is going to look as bad on Trump as these beltway retards think it will. They are in full-on self-decapitating boomerang mode.

  140. $1700 a week is a pittance in DC.

    Also, I fucking called it. Tulsi Gabbard is in for 2020.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/tulsi-gabbard-2020-president-run-1098629

  141. At 37 (39 by the election) she’s running for vice president. No way she gets top of the ticket.

  142. The world stopped spinning because Trump! Everything is burning down! We are all going to die because Trump!
    (Did I do that right?)

  143. Leon, I figured that they’d run her as a sacrificial candidate if they didn’t think that they could win in 2020, since it probably wouldn’t kill her career. But yes, I think it’s more likely that she ends up getting the VP nod. Especially if you have Bernie or Inslee at the top of the ticket.

  144. $1700 a week is a pittance in DC.

    OK. But he was telling a sob story to the national media. And he still shouldn’t show his face at the soup kitchen.

  145. “$1700 a week is a pittance in DC”

    Sadly, I think you are correct, Alex. I used to commute up there on a regular basis. I once had a friend visit my modest little house, and he thought I was a millionaire. His apt that cost way more than 2 thousand per month 15 years ago was so small you didn’t have room to change your mind.
    I couldn’t convince him that I made less than him – he thought I was making BANK compared to other managers.
    (admittedly, I have an acre. But its in a very blue collar neighborhood in a predominantly “urban” city)

  146. Admittedly, making DC money without having to actually live there papers over a lot my frustration with the job. It just floors me that I could fire half the team and no one waiting on results would even notice.

  147. OK. But he was telling a sob story to the national media. And he still shouldn’t show his face at the soup kitchen.

    Yeah. The real problem is that no one is living within their means anymore. Heaven forbid you should live modestly and put away money for a rainy day. Most of those people are loaded with debt from graduate degrees, private schools, nice cars, and everything else that they spend money on to impress each other.

  148. I met a guy from Hartford several years ago. He commuted to Manhattan daily.

    1 hour drive then two hours on a train.

    Manhattan pay and Hartford rent allowed him to retire at a fairly early age.

  149. If it were a ninety minute commute, with much of that on a train, I’d consider it.

  150. He was able to sleep on the train. Still, leaving for work at 5 AM and getting home at 8 PM for 20-30 years can’t be worth it.

  151. Don’t do it for 20-30 years. Do it for ten, and sock away every dollar you can while paying off any debt. In ten years you’d likely have enough that you’d never have to touch it again and you could retire comfortably.

  152. Clarification, “retire comfortably after working the rest of your life in something you enjoy.”

    The trick is to take advantage of it when you’re young and get out before it consumes your life.

  153. Yeah, no way would I do this with 6 hours of commuting every day. I just have to stick it out for another 9.5 years while I build up my farm infrastructure, then the farm is owned outright and I’m in FU money territory.

  154. Last time I lived out there I had a 1.5 he commute each way (Front Royal to Vienna) traffic on 66 was damn near suicidal at times. But in Front Royal I had 5000 sqr ft brick on 5 acres vs. a town house in a nice Mexican neighborhood in Manassas.

  155. I’ve driven that stretch of 66 many a time. NFW I’d do it every day. I’d teach high school in Detroit first.

  156. Teaching in Detroit killed it.

    Deservedly.

  157. Roamy, so long as he didn’t reply “First!” to anything, roll with it.

    Didn’t I see a Babylon Bee that covered that? First shall be last…

    That would have been better, though. She found a post from four years ago about Obamacare and the Little Sisters of the Poor and posted five comments in a row about how wrong I was, why the nuns should buy birth control, and that priests should be forced to use it. It was an astonishing amount of vitriol and all between midnight and 2 AM her time. It went downhill from there. I’m hoping she was drunk, as an excuse, but I doubt it.

  158. Both of my childhood homes are up for sale, and yeah, I looked through all of the photos.

  159. http://hardnoxandfriends.com/2019/01/11/funny-friday-124/

    Some of these are very good, as are the comments…

  160. I just gained some new found respect for fiddy cent. He went up a notch from -1 to 0 on my notch scale.
    Apparently, he used to have a beef with some other rapper (ja rule?) and instead of shooting him, he simply just bought the first four rows of his lnext concert.
    Imagine thinking you’re gangster, and you step onstage to see empty seats for twenty feet. That is a pretty gangster move. Checkmate, motherfucka.

  161. Darren evacuated really promptly.

  162. FACK!

    Looks like we got eight inches with more in the forecast. Like your mom.

    I’m up because this slow moving cold has reached peak uncomfortable and I’m starting to snonk gross.

    The baby shower which was scheduled for later this morning, has been pushed to afternoon. Good chance it will be canceled considering it’s out in the country. Even if it’s not, I believe I’ll stay home. No need spreading ebolas.

  163. *reads roamy’s Boston Herald link*

    That picture of Cortez….total braying ass.

    Regarding the article, perhaps Harvard should be nuked from orbit.

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