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Posts by Crusher138

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  • The 25 Best Beaches In The US, Ranked

    02/24/2017 10:22:23 AM PST · 80 of 106
    Crusher138 to blam

    Lived most of my life in Fort Lauderdale. It should not be on the list.

    St. Pete Beach and St. Augustine Beach are two of my favorites.

    Blowing Rock Beach near Jupiter, FL is very nice.

    My absolute favorite beach is Bahia Honda State Park. Few people go there. The water is clear and warm. There are reefs just a few feet off shore for snorkeling. The sand is nice. They have picnic tables, grills and bathrooms, all very clean. I hope heaven is as good.

  • Nobody cares about any recent Best Picture Oscar winners

    02/24/2017 7:59:31 AM PST · 30 of 59
    Crusher138 to jalisco555

    Here is the list of nominees and winners of best picture:

    Just about every year you can find pictures that have stood the test of time better than the winner.

    The fact that Citizen Kane didn’t win it’s year is most telling.

  • ICE crackdown: Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit

    02/23/2017 1:12:25 PM PST · 70 of 77
    Crusher138 to EXCH54FE

    A friend of mine does food inspections in Albuquerque - home to hundreds of Mexican restaurants.

    I asked what restaurants were the worst offenders. He sited several Chinese/Japanese restaurants.

    “What, no Mexican restaurants?”

    “Well, of course they are horrible. We site them, but nothing ever really happens.”

    “What do you mean?”

    “Well, the owners always know somebody in the city government, or are related to somebody in the city government, so they are never shut down. After a while we stop inspecting. Instead we focus on restaurants that, if they are a hazard to the public health, we can actually do something to stop them.”

    “Are you saying that Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque aren’t inspected?”

    “Well, I wouldn’t eat in one.”

  • McDonald’s to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

    02/22/2017 4:08:16 PM PST · 64 of 93
    Crusher138 to davikkm

    And as far as prices go...

    In 1977 the minimum wage was $2.35 an hour and a cheeseburger cost $.39. I could buy 6 cheeseburgers with an hours wage.

    Now the minimum wage here is $7.35 and a cheeseburger is $1.09, so you actually get 6.7 cheeseburgers for an hour’s wage.


  • McDonald’s to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

    02/22/2017 3:57:02 PM PST · 62 of 93
    Crusher138 to davikkm

    A little clarification:

    There never was any pink slime served at McDonalds.

    The size of the patties hasn’t changed, at least not since 1977 when I worked there.

    Any change in flavor of the burger is in your head. They grill them the same way. The only difference in preparation is they now employ warming trays to keep just the meat warm, and that is only at the busier hours. The served burgers are assembled as you order them now, so they are fresher than they were 40 years ago.

    Yep, they changed away from beef tallow for the fries. So has every other major restaurant in America. The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the only restaurant I know of that still uses beef tallow to fry.

    The shakes and ice cream are made with dairy products. They, and almost every other restaurant, switched to formulations that use milk instead of cream to lower the calorie count and cholesterol.

    Your memories are tainted by nostalgia...

  • A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

    02/22/2017 12:52:24 PM PST · 62 of 99
    Crusher138 to from occupied ga
    39ly = 2.29E+14 miles. The fastest space craft we have is the pioneer which is going 82020 miles per hour. That works out to 2.79E+9 hours. Divide by 8760 hours in a year and you get 318,624 years for a one way trip.

    We have faster ones...

  • Marine Le Pen Refuses To Wear Hijab, Cancels Meeting With Key Arab Leader

    02/21/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · 39 of 94
    Crusher138 to Yo-Yo
    Fourth time today this story has been posted.

    Search must be broken.

    Always nice to hear from the search police!

    Wouldn't want to use up the internet or anything!

  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 4:01:05 PM PST · 47 of 66
    Crusher138 to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
  • Teacher at Riverside Performing Arts High School Arrested on Suspicion of Having Inappropriate...

    02/08/2017 11:58:41 AM PST · 19 of 38
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    After looking at her pictures online, I would say that it is likely her door swings both ways.

    Much better looking in other photos IMHO.

  • Asked about Putin, Trump says US isn't 'so innocent'

    02/06/2017 9:30:34 AM PST · 99 of 107
    Crusher138 to reaganaut1

    My grandfather was OSS. My uncle was security for a number of agencies. He won’t talk about them.

    It did come up in conversation about some bad guy or another overseas that he should be taking a dirt nap.

    I was told “if the President wanted him dead, he’d be dead.”

    I raised my eyebrows.

    “We do it all the time.”

  • Apple smashes Street; iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch set all-time records

    02/01/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · 20 of 20
    Crusher138 to Swordmaker

    Apple contacted me and offered me a personalized online store with the occasional special pricing for my business. I guess we spend a little money with them...

  • Trump: McCain and Graham are trying to start ‘World War III’

    01/30/2017 8:30:14 AM PST · 32 of 36
    Crusher138 to upchuck

    I love FreeRepublic, but the search engine blows chunks.

  • Uniparty Embed Jason Chaffetz: “We Won’t Investigate Voter Fraud”….

    01/27/2017 2:32:14 PM PST · 68 of 71
    Crusher138 to Sir Napsalot

    It has been explained to me as thus:

    There is no voter fraud. Voter fraud, if detected, would have to be brought to light between voting and certification of said vote - a very narrow window.

    Should evidence arise of fraud after the election has been certified, there could be grounds for litigation and/or declaring the election void. If it could be shown that the official overseeing the election had ANY evidence of such fraud from previous election - even if said evidence came up after the election - each and every election they had certified could be questioned.

    Image the chaos if widespread fraud is discovered. What happens if an election four years ago is determined to be rife with fraud? The person elected may not even still be in office. Are all of their actions/votes declared null and void? Are people who were sent to jail based on a law that was passed by people who should not have been in office released?

    Any sitting politician might be slitting their own political throat by calling for an investigation into voter fraud.

    This has been the wink, wink, nudge, nudge going on for decades in politics - the fallout from the discovery of fraud would be so bad that no one wishes to discover any. That is why you see so many politicians telling you that you can’t trust your lying eyes...

  • Bill would make NM sanctuary state (Dems control legislature)

    01/25/2017 10:47:02 AM PST · 39 of 70
    Crusher138 to CedarDave

    Here in New Mexico we are stuck on stupid.

    Our Republican Governor gets into a war of words with the candidate that eventually gets elected President. This in a state that is HUGELY dependent on federal dollars (several Air Force bases, Sandia Labs, Los Alamos Labs, etc). We have one Republican representing the state in congress.

    At a time where other (smart) states are becoming business friendly and anti-illegal immigration, we are going the other direction.

    Freaking geniuses in Santa Fe...

  • Those of Us Who Wanted Green Bay and/or Pittsburgh to be in the Super Bowl

    01/23/2017 11:41:52 AM PST · 39 of 51
    Crusher138 to richardtavor
    My question was how could Rogers look superhuman against Dallas and the a week later look like total crap?

    Because God wasn't interested in Green Bay winning as much as He wanted Dallas to lose.


    01/18/2017 8:22:12 AM PST · 36 of 77
    Crusher138 to lacrew

    The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, which is just one of four different types of helicopters used to transport the President, has a range of over 600 miles.

  • Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy

    01/17/2017 2:57:52 PM PST · 17 of 29
    Crusher138 to longtermmemmory

    I loved the old Banana Republic.

    You could get clothes there that you couldn’t anywhere else. The safari/jungle/adventure theme was awesome.

    The new Banana Republic just totally sucks.

  • Trump should not revive anti-vaccine conspiracies

    01/13/2017 8:17:42 AM PST · 37 of 68
    Crusher138 to savagesusie

    So the Nazi’s in the pharmaceutical industry have a plan to depopulate the world/country by polluting our precious bodily fluids with poisons in the guise as vaccines.

    That sum it up?

  • Madonna Says She Offered To Devote Life to God While Praying Trump Would Lose On Election Night

    01/11/2017 12:36:59 PM PST · 68 of 124
    Crusher138 to drewh

    I am reminded of the story of Job.

    Job was a righteous man, but God allowed a plethora of disasters to descend upon him (orchestrated by Satan).

    After having family members killed in a storm, his animals stolen by raiders, his body covered with sores and his supportive wife suggesting he “curse God and die”, he dresses in sack cloth and covers himself in ashes. He doesn’t question God’s motivations, he just asks that God’s will be done.

    Then come his friends with various suggestions as to why this calamity has befallen him - he sinned, his father sinner, etc, etc. - but still Job doesn’t question God.

    Finally, after all that, Job prays to heaven, “Why me?”

    God answers him with “Where were you when I created the universe.”

    I always think of this when I am tempted to bargain with God - if You do this, I’ll do that. He just chuckles and says “who do you think you are that you can bargain with Me?”

    Prayer is different and there are places in the Bible that say “you don’t receive because you haven’t asked” but praying for intersession isn’t the same as a quid pro quo bargain.

  • Facebook refuses to explain why live video of attack wasn't removed sooner

    01/05/2017 3:33:36 PM PST · 61 of 70
    Crusher138 to dragonblustar
    Go to Facebook, ( If you have an account), click on settings, go to blocking then type in Facebook Security...

    Now view all the people that are monitoring you. You can’t block these people.

    Incomplete instructions. Type in "Facebook Security" where? There are six different fields on this page...

  • NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

    01/02/2017 6:03:20 PM PST · 143 of 173
    Crusher138 to heterosupremacist

    I lived in South Florida most of my life. I used to like to point out to visitors to the area how many cars stopped at any given intersection were expensive luxury vehicles or sports cars. There could easily be several million dollars worth of vehicles at any major intersection.

    Moved to New Mexico 10 years ago. Now, at major intersections, we notice the SUVs and pickups. Still easily several million bucks worth of rolling iron.

    One more thing...the other day I was going to the supermarket about 4 miles away. I started counting white pickups- okay, I can be OCD like that. Anyway, I counted 16 WHITE pickup trucks just going to the store.

  • Trump backers get 'revenge gifts' from relatives: donations to liberal causes

    12/23/2016 12:04:00 PM PST · 62 of 69
    Crusher138 to detective

    We exchanged gifts with our employee this morning.

    In the past we mostly exchange gift cards and a hand made gift, like cookies. As the employers, we do that, plus a cash gift approximately equal to half a weeks wages.

    Our employee is wonderful at her job, but a flaming liberal. Full bore atheist, tattoos, and enough of a snowflake that she came in late the morning after the election and was wearing a safety pin by Thursday. She’s been holding a grudge ever since.

    Anyway, this morning instead of a gift card to a restaurant or movies, she put in a note that she had made a $25 donation in our name to some Save the Bees organization. Oh yay!

    At least she still gave us some cookies...

  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 9:03:30 AM PST · 83 of 93
    Crusher138 to DiogenesLamp

    I was merely stating both sides of an argument.

    I, personally, think that most gender confusion is a result of a mental illness. There is an entire spectrum of “mental illness” from extreme paranoid schizophrenia to triskaidekaphobia and we react to them accordingly.

    I would never allow a paranoid schizophrenic to babysit my child, but I would have no problem with a trisaidekaphobic doing so.

    The AMA, in their infinite wisdom, moved all homosexual and gender identity issues off the list of mental illnesses. I think that is a mistake.

    As for your well reasoned, researched argument linking homosexuality to child molestation...a liberal would say it is poorly sited and certainly not peer reviewed, thus unbelievable. They would counter with statistics showing the thousands of people killed by guns every year.

    I am not stating this in support of their argument, I am just pointing out how reasonable (in their minds anyway) people can be on polar opposite stands and my own way...I try to come to grips with it.

    It burns my soul to say it, but if a guy dressed as a girl wants to pee in a ladies room, and he keeps his hands (and other body parts) to himself, so be it.

    By the same token, if I want to carry a concealed weapon wherever I please, as long as I don’t use it to break any laws, I should be allowed to do so.

  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 8:01:56 AM PST · 70 of 93
    Crusher138 to allendale

    I think we are missing the point here.

    The whole who can use what bathroom as defined by law does have me questioning our conservative views on liberty and freedom.

    The left freaks out that we want to be able to carry firearms. We counter with that as long as we aren’t using the firearm to break any laws (and that we have a constitutional right to bear arms) we should be left alone.

    The right freaks out that a dude - more often than not dressed like a woman - wants to go pee in the ladies room. They counter with that as long as he/she/it isn’t doing anything illegal (and that there is a constitutional right to privacy) he/she/it should be left alone.

    Both actions assume the best in people. The person carrying the firearm will not shoot people. The person using the ladies room will not molest people.

    The opposite side assumes the worst. The left thinks anyone “crazy” enough to want to carry a gun is going to use it in a violent way - and besides, guns make them very, very nervous. The right thinks that anyone “crazy” enough to dress like a woman is going to molest people - and besides, men dressed like women make us very, very nervous.

    As a person on the right, I do not agree that the constitution has a right to privacy in it.

    A person on the left will argue that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee the individual right to bear arms.

    Anyway...when I want to cut the Gordian knot, I use a sword called liberty. I would hope my conservative brothers and sisters would do the same...

  • NY Times calls for end to Electoral College

    12/20/2016 3:05:15 PM PST · 108 of 177
    Crusher138 to Olog-hai

    Well, of course they do!

    If I lived in New York and supported Democrats I would be in favor of eliminating it as well. It would make it easy for me to win - forever.

    They must think we are idiots...

    Well, of course they do!

  • What if Public Radio disappeared?

    12/20/2016 1:46:50 PM PST · 74 of 174
    Crusher138 to Makana

    My dyslexia is kicking in again. I read the title as

    “What if Puerto Rico disappeared?”

  • Eyeing The Wall: Trump Team Surveys Texas For Building Spots

    12/20/2016 10:05:11 AM PST · 149 of 258
    Crusher138 to Ben Ficklin

    Eisenhower did it. Operation Wetback.

    True, it wasn’t as many as we have today, but it was the 1950’s. With the technological advances we have today it should still be possible.

    As happened in the 50’s, many will “self-deport” when they are no longer being hired and their money being sent home is taxed to build the wall.

  • Nordstorm's '1972' Warning Is Another Sign Of Dying Malls

    12/16/2016 3:21:05 PM PST · 71 of 95
    Crusher138 to CodeToad

    This year I had three items in mind that I could buy from the mall. Went there last Sunday. Ended up being 1 for 3.

    One item was a “as seen on TV” thing that the mall store had jacked up the price on it. I actually had approached the register with it in my hand when I saw the price. I turned around and put it back. The older lady at the register asked if there was something wrong. I said “too rich for my blood”. She shook her head and said “Walmart has it for $10 less.”

    The second strike was a popular cookbook. The bookstore had sold out and wouldn’t be getting more stock before Christmas.

    I swung by Walmart and picked up the ASOTV item. When I got home I ordered the book on Amazon.

    I will think twice before I go to the mall again.

  • It's Official: Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

    12/13/2016 6:24:32 AM PST · 31 of 40
    Crusher138 to KevinB

    I agree. Unless it is a win-win, it will not last.

    I see my competitors absolutely raping customers with their prices and then complaining about customer loyalty. Locally, one by one, my competitors have gone out of business.

    I started my business by addressing what people hate about buying imprinted and embroidered sportswear for their company - set up charges and minimums. While they are standard in the industry, people view them as a way of squeezing one more buck out of them.

    Having to pay a set up charge, again, is the way companies coerce customers into staying.

    We do not charge set up charges in most instances, have no minimums, and give customers discounts based on their total purchases with us over time. Buy a dozen shirts and get the 12 piece price, buy 24 shirts a couple months later and get the 36 piece price. Need only 3 shirts for the new employee? They are at the same quantity discount as your last order.

    I was told that if we implemented this we would go out of business. Well, it is 8 years in, we are thriving, and my competitors are dropping like flies.

    The power of win-win!

  • Does the POTUS have access to all classified information(vanity)

    12/10/2016 6:35:28 AM PST · 71 of 81
    Crusher138 to Gen.Blather

    Since moving to New Mexico I have been exposed to more “if I told you I’d have to kill you” people than I ever even knew existed.

    One of those people would occasionally tell me funny stories about now declassified programs, like the atomic airplane, and just how screwed up these projects can be.

    This person had actually briefed the president on several different occasions, which led me to ask the same question you did, “is the President privy to all classified material?”

    “Oh, hell no.”

    “Who decides what he gets told?”

    “He is told what he needs to know when he needs to know it.”

    “What if he asks about a classified program?”

    “He is told as little as possible.”

    “Do they lie to the President?”

    “Lie?” He smiled. “We might withhold, but we don’t lie.”

  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 9:10:19 AM PST · 12 of 15
    Crusher138 to Morgana

    While our founders were all for religious freedom, it is clear from their writings that they were tolerant of a range of Christian beliefs, but never really considered freedom of religion extending to Islam, Hindu, etc.

    I can only imagine what they would say if told that the First Amendment protections were to be extended to Satanists.

    That being said, we have extended such rights and protections to just about any belief and the city would have been on the losing side of a lawsuit had they tried to deny them the permit.

    The problem is not with the city, but with the judiciary and society as a whole. Fewer and fewer Americans are self-identifying as Christians (or anything, for that matter). University students are taught that religions are fairy tales, myths, and legends and that only the weak minded believe them.

    It should not surprise us then that, given their education, the judiciary feels that all fairy tales are equal and that the stupid should be allowed to display their stupidity with equal access.

  • To Mars by Economy Class: A Perfect Project For Trump

    12/09/2016 6:18:46 AM PST · 8 of 37
    Crusher138 to Kaslin

    What we need to fund is the space elevator. We are very close in materials development and with just a little help, could make this a reality.

    Once in place, sending payloads to the moon and/or Mars becomes simple and cost effective. It would make colonizing much easier.

  • Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage.

    12/07/2016 10:46:45 AM PST · 40 of 47
    Crusher138 to kingu

    If you read the comments on the story you get what the left really thinks. Stuff like:

    You don’t positively report on sh!t. You don’t positively report on rabid dogs. Etc, etc.

  • Jeep Fans? I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

    12/06/2016 7:18:50 PM PST · 126 of 204
    Crusher138 to Chickensoup

    I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara that I bought new.

    We live in New Mexico and this vehicle goes everywhere.
    Nice stereo
    Reasonably reliable

    Crap for gas mileage - 15 MPG around town, 21 MPG highway
    Zero to 60 measured in hours
    Fabric seats don’t hold up
    Rough ride

    If I lived anywhere else I don’t know if I would own one. Around here I can’t see not owning one.

  • Amazon Lifts the Lid on New Amazon Go ‘Shoplifting’ Technology

    12/06/2016 4:13:33 PM PST · 68 of 74
    Crusher138 to mumblypeg

    When I worked as a store manager for Radio Shack I had a similar situation.

    My store was so low volume that I could only afford one part time guy. He was already working at the store when I took over. Seemed nice enough. I did pick up through conversations that he was a close personal friend with the previous manager.

    I would often leave at 6:00pm and the part timer would close the store at 9:00am.

    One morning I come in and noticed that a receiver that was at eye level just as you walked in the back room was gone. I checked the tickets from the night before and there was no record of the sale.

    I immediately called Loss Prevention and explained the situation. The Loss Prevention supervisor - a Mr. Nolan - arrived within the hour with the District Manager.

    Upon sharing the story they asked if they could look in my car trunk. I was taken aback, but agreed.

    They then asked if they could search my house - all the while telling me that I would have to produce receipts for any Radio Shack merchandise they found on my property. I was a pack rat and I knew that I had receipts for EVERYTHING I owned, so I agreed. That seemed to surprise them. I asked if they were going to question my part timer and was told that was none of my business.

    I left the company not long after that. Later, I discovered that the previous manager of my store, the one I inherited the part timer from, is the long time girlfriend of the son of the District Manager and that my part timer was - surprise - his best friend!

    It seems that the reason that the store hadn’t been profitable before I took it over was that they had been stealing from it regularly, with the District Manager turning a blind eye. When she - the previous manager - got a new store they decided to steal from both.

    I found out years later that this particular District Manager was fired when his district had an overall inventory shortage of about $250K. Justice eventually prevailed.

  • Activists push to ban Holiday Season Song -- ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ because it promotes date rape

    12/06/2016 10:17:13 AM PST · 85 of 108
    Crusher138 to workerbee

    I have been blessed with a son who takes his Christianity very seriously.

    He and his girlfriend had gone up to our loft. Since they are both adults, I didn’t really have a problem with it. A few minutes later I needed to go upstairs and I glanced into the loft as I walked by.

    They were seated, side by side, with a Bible across their laps, reading scripture to one another.

    On my way back down, my son asked for the Netflix password so they could watch a movie. I gave it to them.

    A bit later my curiosity got the best of me an I crept up to the loft area to see what they were watching...


  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/06/2016 9:19:50 AM PST · 164 of 179
    Crusher138 to PROCON

    Take the Division I-A Conferences and condense them down to 8. Don’t want to be in a conference? Fine. You don’t have to play for the national championship.

    At the beginning of the season it will be determined by random drawing which conferences will play each other in the first round. After the first round a drawing will determine who plays each other in round two.

    Playoffs and championship will take 3 games. If the teams all play 10 games, plus one to determine the conference champion, the season will be a very reasonable 14 games.

    The major “bowl” games will be rotated through the playoff games, so there will still be “bowl” games.

    Minor bowl games can be between the also rans, pretty much like they are now.

    There, solves that...

  • Activists push to ban Holiday Season Song -- ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ because it promotes date rape

    12/06/2016 8:16:35 AM PST · 45 of 108
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    In the early 1980’s if a guy stopped asking after his first “no” he would have never gotten anywhere.

    I never got physical or angry, but I could be persistent.

    My wife says that she was taught that a proper young lady always rebuffed the first advance.

    All that being said, courting is confusing enough without getting the PC police involved.

    In my world, the line between “persistent” and “rape” was physical force.

    My son - who is in college now - says that they are being taught that “no means no” and that they MUST stop any kind of “persistence” at the first “no”.

    Good thing that wasn’t the case when I went or he might not be here.

  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:49:31 PM PST · 21 of 91
    Crusher138 to Red Badger

    Just a guess, but it looks like to me that the Perp invited the Vic to smoke some dope.

    Vic misinterprets the invitation and is expecting a romantic interlude.

    Perp freaks out when Vic whips it out. Vocal altercation morphs into physical altercation.

    Perp stabs Vic. Decides to hide crime by dismembering victim.

    Discovers after lengthy decapitation process that dismembering is not practical.

    Covered in blood, having left lots of DNA evidence everywhere, he decides to turn himself in.

  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 8:52:33 PM PST · 59 of 178
    Crusher138 to Olog-hai

    Just spoke to a health care executive tonight about repealing the AFA. He says that there is no way congress is going to take health care away from millions who had none before.

    They expect some cosmetic changes, but no real roll back. It would be political suicide.

    Not what I wanted to hear, but when he started going into the details - like are you going to take pregnant women and patients being treated for cancer off the insurance roles - it started to make sense, unfortunately.

    At best we are looking at a slow roll back.

  • FR MASTER THREAD: Recount info and updates for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

    11/30/2016 11:25:05 AM PST · 120 of 302
    Crusher138 to WildHighlander57

    Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t the legislatures in the contested states Republican dominated?

  • ‘I felt eternal hell’: These crabs can lift 60 pounds, and put a hurting on a hand

    11/28/2016 2:51:30 PM PST · 35 of 57
    Crusher138 to DUMBGRUNT

    The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent times, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg.


  • Now Clinton insider claims that Trump WILL prosecute [Hillary] because of push for Wisconsin recount

    11/28/2016 1:48:59 PM PST · 68 of 77
    Crusher138 to rickmichaels

    I suspect this was all a big game of chess with three sides:

    Hillary Clinton - former presidential candidate now focused primarily on staying out of jail while, if possible, retaining enough of her reputation to continue to give speeches for big bucks.

    Barack Obama - President (soon to be former), who has always hated the Clintons like poison and...

    Donald Trump - President elect and master of the game.

    I am starting with the proposition that DJT developed a deep dislike for Hillary during the campaign. He may have previously thought she was just like every other politician, but during the campaign he has seen the depths of her depravity.

    That being said, DJT wants to destroy HRC. He made those wishes known during the campaign, but has since moderated his stance - saying that HE does not wish to prosecute HRC.

    This puts BHO in an interesting position - he can either pardon her, or not. If she is in danger of being investigated/indicted he will be pressured to pardon her, which he really doesn’t want to do. He wants her to go away and leave him in charge of the party, but he doesn’t want to be the one responsible for putting her in jail.

    HRC knows she is in deep kimchi. She has been conciliatory towards DJT for no other reason than she doesn’t want to go to jail. This recount comes up and there is one ray of light - maybe, just maybe, she can be President and this whole nightmare will go away.

    I believe that this all is completely to DJT’s plan. By moderating his stance he gives BHO a reason to NOT pardon HRC. She stupidly jumps on the recount bandwagon, giving DJT cause to go back on his “will not prosecute” statement. So...

    Soon after the inauguration the FBI will come forward with damning evidence against HRC. It will be too late for BHO to do anything. DJT will say that in light of this new evidence he has no choice but to ask AG Sessions to file charges against HRC.

    Of course it will all be for naught. As long as there is one Democrat juror seated, Hillary will never be convicted.

  • Any Stories about liberal guests at Thanksgiving Dinner and political comments?

    11/27/2016 6:18:03 AM PST · 106 of 107
    Crusher138 to detective

    The discussions kept sliding into political talk. My wife, my youngest son and I are conservative. My eldest son sort of is, but he has been corrupted by his bleeding heart wife. She is a sweetheart, but she quietly thinks Trump is a horrible, horrible person. She talked my son into not voting at all.

    Every time the election came up, one of my sons would say, “hey, no political talk!”

    It seemed that no matter what I said it was being interpreted as political talk.

    Finally, after being chastised for the umpteenth time, I growled...

    “I don’t see any of your names on the mortgage bill. Or the electric bill. Or the water bill. When you start paying those, you can tell me what I can talk about in my house.”

    No problems after that.

  • Starbucks Will Have Nativity Cups This Christmas

    11/25/2016 8:54:38 AM PST · 77 of 91
    Crusher138 to markomalley

    Thing one - the Nativity cup didn’t make the cut...

    Thing two - I bought an espresso maker for my home. Even though it was pricey, it paid for itself in fewer trips to Starbucks. It grinds, brews, and has a milk steamer. I keep cocoa mix around to make a killer mocha concoction. The less money that goes to that leftist coffee cabal the better.

  • Stuffing or dressing for Thanksgiving?

    11/23/2016 1:49:09 PM PST · 125 of 131
    Crusher138 to Sybeck1

    One of our family holiday songs - Sung to the tune of Frère Jacques:

    Next Thanksgiving (Next Thanksgiving)
    Save your bread (Save your bread)
    Shove it up your turkey (shove it up your Turkey)
    Be sure he’s dead (be sure he’s dead)

    Ah, the holidays...

  • New Mexico Business: If You Support Trump, Get Out (Matthew Blanchfield, 1st in SEO)

    11/23/2016 8:18:14 AM PST · 28 of 129
    Crusher138 to maggief

    I’m a New Mexico small business owner who is about to refresh his web presence and was looking for a company to partner with. I am guessing 1st In SEO will not be it...

  • Kellyanne Conway Confirms Trump ‘Doesn’t Wish to Pursue’ Hillary Charges

    11/22/2016 10:54:35 AM PST · 110 of 197
    Crusher138 to detective

    If I were elected President in a contentious election:

    1. Immediately after the election I would congratulate my opponent, and start meeting with folks from both sides of the aisle.

    2. I would make conciliatory noises and when asked about the more “controversial” aspects of my campaign, I would say I was “reviewing my options” and/or “thinking them over”.

    3. After the Electoral College has voted I would start naming my cabinet - and they would be serious conservatives.

    4. Once I had taken the oath of office, I would govern exactly as I had promised during the campaign.

    I am willing to bet that Trump will be doing 1, 2 and 4. He is foolish for not doing number 3.

  • Sean Hannity Calls Out MeAgain Kelly Over Claims That Pro-Trump Hosts Were ‘Acting’

    11/21/2016 3:36:41 PM PST · 49 of 62
    Crusher138 to HomerBohn

    I have it on good authority that if you ask for more money at Fox that they offer you a book deal instead. They provide the ghost writer, they get you a publishing deal, and they let you promo the heck out of it on all of the shows.

    Good way to get your people more money without ponying up yourself.

  • UF fraternity house vandalized with swastika and Trump graffiti

    11/20/2016 4:52:59 PM PST · 22 of 42
    Crusher138 to TigerClaws

    some of y’all don’t get what happened.

    The brothers of Delta Tau Delta yelled pro-Trump stuff at the anti-Trump protestors.

    Sometime in the night someone painted swastikas and other stuff on the Delta Tau Delta house.

    Do you really think the brothers did that to themselves?