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  • Jun 23rd, 2017 @ 3:25pm

    Could it be?

    King's entry into the confectionery market will be heralded by the appearance of Angry Bird Drops ((TM) they hope)). That's right, the candy will resemble dried bird droppings but be as sweet, that's it candy.

    Timothy, you set us up for this, didn't you?

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 @ 2:33pm

    Re: Re: Bob Murray reminds me of Montgomery Burns

    Right, have Bart pass it on. I am sure he will be eloquent in delivering the appropriate message.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 @ 1:22pm

    When see something, say something goes terribly wrong

    What will the government say when the citizens see the government acting like terroristic, dictatorial, power hungry, authoritarians, and say so?

    Come little air-headed being, let me show you into this nice comfortable cell, with a one way door. No, no. No discussion necessary. We KNOW what is best for you!

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 @ 10:39am

    Re: "... in ill health and dependent on an oxygen tank for survival ..."

    The complaint should be worried. Oxygen is a necessary part of combustion, and dung is the fuel.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 @ 8:53am

    Re: This isn't entirely accurate

    That risk is being mitigated by the US Army giving the recipient of the rights grant $173 million in funding. This boggles the mind, as well as a bunch of other body parts.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 7:19pm


    I had a similar problem with Radio Shack, who only asked for my zip code, which I refused. I eventually began asking for the manager to tell them that I objected to being asked, and that I wished them to forward my strenuous objections up the chain of command.

    I did note that late in their American existence (they still exist elsewhere in the world, at least in name) that they stopped this practice. I wonder how much this policy contributed to their eventual bankruptcy?

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 6:31pm

    Eventual Consequence

    What will they do when shoppers start appearing at the checkout line wearing masks or bandannas that cover most of their face? Scream ROBBERY?

    A more likely scenario will be they shop elsewhere. Just like I stopped going to WalMart because of the abuse of their security people at the door who want to search me leaving the store. A no go, for me.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 4:09pm

    Re: U.S. Moral High Ground?

    What happened to the indigenous people of the Americas was horrendous. But it started long before there was a US Government, which does not excuse in any way their continued actions against indigenous peoples. Remember also the origins of all those who started those atrocities (Spain, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, etc., and not one American among them, at least not until later).

    Like the concept of 'original sin', one of the many things that turned me away from Christianity, or organized religion in any form, no one alive today had or has anything to do with the original outrage.

    It is possible to grow, and learn, and in the process of doing so stake out a better moral position. Whether flaunting that position over the failing of others to achieve such 'superiority' is another question entirely. Don't conflate them.

    A better question would be about how thin skinned those other leaders have to be to demand retribution for some slight, perceived or actual. Unfortunately, a certain current president's crusade against free speech and the media seems quite similar.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 11:12am

    Re: Re:

    Yeah, and since the Internet never forgets, they will grow up and have this stellar record of how bad a parent they had.

  • Jun 21st, 2017 @ 6:23pm

    Re: And in related news...

    TD Scotch is probably already Trademarked, by some brewery or other...erm...distillery or other (except they get sooo confused).

    If not, make it a single malt, and age some of it in old port barrels, it makes for a sweet drink. Also, keep some aside for the 30 and 60 year aging. I suspect TD will still be around despite the efforts of some efette something or other's.

  • Jun 21st, 2017 @ 6:07pm

    Re: Re:

    There is another way. Single payer. Have the government buy all the drugs needed for the country. The competition to get anything sold will drop prices dramatically. Too boot, very little regulation would be needed, and it would be very easy to audit those purchases. Just compare them with Canadian pricing.

  • Jun 21st, 2017 @ 5:53pm

    Re: Re:

    Yeah, but do they actually specify 'what' to ask your doctor?

    Doctor, what is a good tee time for us on Wednesday?

    Doctor, should I eat a lot of red meat and bacon?

    Doctor, is this Oxycontin prescription for pain or pleasure?


  • Jun 21st, 2017 @ 5:45pm

    Re: Re:

    Physicists hope that entangled particles could be used to send encrypted information which, due to the nature of “spooky action,” would be impossible to intercept and decode.

    Are we sure they didn't mean psychics?

  • Jun 20th, 2017 @ 9:59am

    Crystal Clear

    If Congress does take up the challenge (fat chance), I bet 5 Internets that they exempt themselves.

    The government (all branches, all positions) should be liable, at least in some way (maybe loss of office or position), for violations of the Constitution. That there is little ability to redress the government for such patently illegal action is shameful.

    Congress passing laws that have a potential to violate the Constitution should be high on the list of actionable items, but this position should not preclude any other government official from taking responsibility for their actions.

    Qualified immunity should have a much different standard for qualification, such as the official proving beyond a reasonable doubt that they did not intend to violate anyone's rights, and that the 'accident' was the only incident, and that there is a good excuse for not knowing what their responsibility was, given that it was their responsibility to know in the first place. Good luck with that.

  • Jun 19th, 2017 @ 4:47pm

    Live and learn

    Seems like the only thing the 'bad' guys need to do is avoid Interstates 26 and 85. It might take a little longer, but so what? It appears they don't 'investigate' anywhere else.

  • Jun 17th, 2017 @ 7:27am

    In Other Words

    Dear Cable TV Business,

    We too think horses are a better alternative to those newfangled automobile thingy's. Keep up that great and innovative work.



    CC Buggy Whip Makers

  • Jun 15th, 2017 @ 4:00pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Learn the First Amendment...

    It makes me wonder since he copyrighted his EMAIL program, and by his assertion invented email, then logic says that all email programs that followed copied his code. Yet he has never sued anyone for copyright infringement, only defamation. Hmmmmm

  • Jun 15th, 2017 @ 9:54am

    Warning, warning!

    Intruder alert, aliens attempting to breach the perimeter.

    Captain to the bridge.

    Shields buckling.

    More power to the shields.

    It's not working, shields down to 23%

    Reverse shield polarity, the alien is out of phase with normal space.

    The power grid is off-line.

    Switch to emergency power.

    Emergency power won't do any good, it's not the power generator that is off line, the power grid is off-line and cannot transport power.

    More power to the power grid.

    All circuits overloaded.

    Resistance is futile, I am immune to logic or reason. I have an agenda and you WILL comply.

    Use a hologram to recreate the power grid and send more power to the shields.

    Structural integrity at 10%

    I don't recognize your euphemism 'integrity'. Prepare to die.

    The shields have collapsed, alien intruder infiltrating.

    Set the auto-destruct for 5 minutes, authorization Z 3492 Delta. That'll fix em.

    No, no, no, not the auto-destruct...well, OK, what if I promise to meekly return to my intended course and find a less resilient species to intimidate?

    Cancel auto-destruct.

    Resume course, warp 9, and keep an eye out for more alien intruders. They tend to swarm posts like this.

    Captain's log...supplemental...Even though this species is out of phase with normal space, their tendency to fire spitballs when logic, reason, and verifiable facts are more effective weapons indicates that the threat is minimal. Best strategy, ignore the irrelevant tactics. 'He who has faith need have no knowledge.[1]'

    [1] Eiji Yoshikawa from Musashi

  • Jun 14th, 2017 @ 8:11pm

    Re: Re: Re: Creativity vs Protrections

    I would also like to add that restaurants are retail. A major difference is that restaurants manufacture what they retail, as apposed to other forms of retailing. In addition, restaurants do sales, service, and instillation on site, which is something other retailers do not perform. To make things even more complicate they do 'just in time custom manufacturing', long before that became a buzz word. Ever ordered your steak medium rare?

    These and other things make restaurateuring more complicated than other retail businesses. Or even other businesses.

  • Jun 14th, 2017 @ 7:59pm

    Re: Re: Re: Creativity vs Protrections

    I made no such decision. It is the way it has always been in the industry. And the courts have agreed. That I endorse the methodology is apparently beyond your ken, and I understand that. You have an agenda.

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