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17 June 2014

The Gill-Free Gulch




Artwork by Bmore



Have at it, folks!


133 comments:

CoffeeLover said...

Hey RWM!!!

txmomof6 said...

Congrats RWM!

txmomof6 said...

Hey CL, you beat me because I pressed preview. Ha.

Predictable-History said...

Hiya!

doriangrey said...

Are idiots and rude bafoons allowed?

txmomof6 said...

ooohh you have a picture thingy on your comment.

Lanceman said...

As I've always said - Hagfish! Lousy, stinkin' HAGFISH!

Chococheese said...

Awesome artwork Bmore :)

onlineanalyst said...

You are the best!

Predictable-History said...

Yes, idiots and rude buffoon are allowed.

Koch-heads, not so much. If any show up, let me know. I'll block and/or delete them.

Barred said...

Hum... this looks like an interesting place. Might just hang around for a while.

Thanks, RWM

wolverinefan said...

Thanks, RWM!!!
Good to see you again, Lanceman :)

OmahaConservative said...

Hey yall...

Chococheese said...

Don't get the thread moving too quickly y'all.

OC, more weather in your area(ish)!

31m ago
National Weather Service: 2 large tornadoes reported near Coleridge, Neb., and Laurel, Neb. - @stormchaser4850
end of alert

Lanceman said...

WOLVERINES!!!

Predictable-History said...

txmomof6 said...

ooohh you have a picture thingy on your comment.

+++++++++++++++

I think that you can add yours.

Predictable-History said...

Good to see you, Lanceman. We missed you.

Chococheese said...

49m ago
Wedge tornado, golfball-sized hail reported 9 miles southwest Mullen, Neb. - @TWCBreaking

It was hot hot hot today. I'm not looking forward to going back to work later this week. It it will be blazing in the plant.

txmomof6 said...

It seems so peaceful...wonder why

ORcon said...

Hi there. It is peaceful. Nice

wolverinefan said...

Hope Kool shows up.

doriangrey said...

Anonymous ORcon said...

Hi there. It is peaceful. Nice

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Funny how a lack of Trolls causes that to happen.

blink said...

Hi everyone!

Will Good said...

OK...this will be interesting...all of my secrets are coming out!! o_O

Newtie here

Lanceman said...

I'm there, PH.

Will Good said...

And that should be "Will B Good"...stoopid Google...

Will Good said...

Lancie!! :-D

It's SO good to see your name again!!

doriangrey said...

Lanceman said...

I'm there, PH.

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
---------------------------------

No you're not, your hard drive crashed and you were deleted.

katy the mean old lady said...

Howdy all!

Will Good said...

Hi, Katy!

txmomof6 said...

Wish I could stay and play because this looks like a fun party, but can barely stay awake. Have fun all'a y'all!!

novaculus said...

Hi y'all.

Ken said...

Thanks for the invite Sophie! I like what you've done with the place!

Will Good said...

Niters and sleep well, Mom!

rottenrobbie said...

Thanks RWM ! !

Lanceman said...

Lanceman is gone forever. So is Applehead.

And I suspect that if I come back as Danceman Lance-Man or Pantherman (my favorite), they wouldn't last long.

Will Good said...

And yet, here you are, Lancie ;-)

Will Good said...

Sophie, you're a peach!

Anonymous said...

I think I'll be coming here more often.

Wolly(Bill)

Predictable-History said...

'I like what you've done with the place!'

Snicker.

Welcome, everyone!

BTW: Tomorrow, I will play around with the features and see if I can make the comments section a little better.

PS: I did change the time and date stamp. The 'Stan got kicked to the curb. We're all on EST now.

Will Good said...

Well, I'm stepping out for the night--see y'all at the old diggs!

Ken said...

Good to see you Lance!

Craig Barton said...

Wench checking in.
Pambi
(Presently using hubby's Google account, cuz I can't remember if I have my own ... Will figure that out.)

Will Good said...

Sophie, what ever you do will be fine with us! :-D

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Awww shucks, I am late to da party!! Well done Sophie :)

(Scrumpy)

Lanceman said...

I SO wanna come back as Panther-man!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh yeah!

Hi ya'all!

Was over at SW's place also, this is cool too!!

I am gonna crash.

God Bless you all and Good Night!!

(Scrumpy)

gophergirl said...

Hey I recognize these names :)

Wolly said...

I'm telling you,, AP is jacking the place with socks.

Chococheese said...

It's good to see so many. Gnite to those turning in. Some of us are likely to be up all night due to projects and insomnia. Speaking of projects, Axe is conspicuous by his absence...on his thirtieth set of crunches for the day? lol

Lancie baby, you are teh Dancerman!

Wolly!

Jackie said...

Okay then... here's to moonlight and freedom. :) J

Anonymous said...

Uh, why the heck did I get an "adult" blog click-through when coming here? That hasn't happened before...

Also, El Goog wants me to prove I'm not a robot by typing in text that their own robots can read. Lulz!

Predictable-History said...

I removed the adult click through. I had just changed it so that you guys could post whatever you wanted without the sitemaster screwing with ya. Let me know if there are any other problems now.

And, listen trashfish, we don't want any Mrs Kravitzes here...even though we all know that you will be peering over the fence and screaming 'Abner!'

jrsrigmvr said...

Thanks Sophie

Chococheese said...

12m ago
Tornado reported just southwest of Humboldt, SD, moving NW at 10 mph - @stormchaser4850

This has been one heck of an active early summer tornado season.

Anonymous said...

Howdy RWM!

Lanceman said...

Were Flora around, she'd rip its fucking GILLS off!

Predictable-History said...

OK, I'm off to watch The Pacific. Has anyone seen it? I watched Band of Brothers for the Xth time over the weekend and realised that I had never seen the other project that Spielberg and Hanks did.

Doc Holliday said...

Howdy, trying this thing again...

Chococheese said...

I have not seen The pacific. I am, however, watching BOB again for the xth time. It really is just amazing tele. The Pacific is next in queue after BOB.

arnold ziffel said...

Glad you got this going ma'am.

Anonymous said...

Hey RWM, I hope noobs are allowed, nice place you have here, does your place have an open bar as well? Will Good can man/women it I hear he/ she has experience. :)

Bakokity said...

Checking out the " in-crowd"
yep, looks like the gangs all here!
Taking a stool in the corner, {{waving hello}}

texasmagnolia said...

Hi, RWM. Have been following you and others on HA for a while. Feel like I was invited here...thank you for that. I don't comment much. I prefer to be silent and learn. Tired of the HA bannings of the good guys while the trolls are left to muck up the place. Thanks for the Gulch:)

KOOLAID2 said...

Hi kids!...I haven't seen this many comments at RWM site before!greatest

Axe said...
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Axe said...

rotf -- and after this "craven" business is cleared up, I have a few questions about "strumpet" . . .

Anonymous said...

Read here often, rarely post. That will have to change, lol.

Hey Koolaid Man!!!!

Hi Everybody!

Coffee? :-)

Fallon said...

Hmmm... Can't figure out how to use my nom de plume.

Not anonymous... Fallon.

Let me try this again.

CoffeeLover said...

Just heard about the no posting from Newtie.

lineholder said...

Just checking in....

Thanks for setting this up, RWM.

OmahaConservative said...

I posted a G'Mornin but it didn't show up...

DarkCurrent said...

Hello everyone

Axe said...

If you have a mind, no worries about nuking mine above too, Soph. :)

+TY :)

My bad, what with quoting.

OmahaConservative said...

Go read the Hagfish's criticism of Noah in this thread...
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/18/cant-get-enough-msnbc-get-ready-for-msnbc2/

Predictable-History said...

If you are going to allow them, it’s important to me to know how you plan to moderate trolls these trolls when they start acting up, which will invariably happen. Like, will you make a separate thread they won’t be allowed to go into?

non-nonpartisan on June 18, 2014 at 3:24 AM

+++++++++++++++++++++

How will I handle them? I’ve already ‘disappeared’ Kochbrain/nonpartisan.

Predictable-History said...

No problem, Axie, Baby!

I will nuke any trolls that come here and attempt to disrupt.

And, make no mistake: KochBrain IS nonpartisan.

Predictable-History said...

Pic of the Day: OMFG! #ISISmocksMichelle

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2014/06/pic-of-day-omfg-isismocksmichelle.html

Anonymous said...

Howdy fellow fellows!! ;)

Cool, look whats going on round here!!

Heyyyyyyyyyyy KA2!! Good to see you :)

Marching on peeps, have a good one!!
**POP**
(Scrumpy)

CoffeeLover said...

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/18/hillary-theres-more-to-find-on-benghazi-and-the-irs/

OC check this out...Ed did his own smackdown of libfree

CoffeeLover said...

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/18/hillary-theres-more-to-find-on-benghazi-and-the-irs/

OC check this out. Ed did his own smackdown of Libfree

Anonymous said...

Wish he would have banned him, instead...

OmahaConservative said...

Ooops...

Anonymous said...

Thanks RWM!! I see you are running a tight ship:-) Thanks for doing this & the name "gill-free" is a good one.

Nice to see Mr. Kool!!! Also others that have been MIA!

Had time to get up to date with what happened with the Gulch & HA's attitude...Grrrrr

bluefox

non-nonpartisan said...

Hey KA2, sorry you, and the Gulch, got taken down because of an idiot like bluegill.

What a joke HA has become. I wonder if the mods will ever figure out that trolls like coolrepublica, libfree, KochBrain, bluegill, etc. are there for the nefarious purpose of making the site and its bloggers look bad. They are incredibly blind and foolish to passively allow them to trash everyone there.

OmahaConservative said...

non-non, what name did you post under before your current nom, if you don't mind my asking?

Bishbop said...

First!

DarkCurrent said...

I'm not sure this place will do for the long-term. It lacks certain features.

We could hijack another old thread on HA though...

annoyinglittletwerp said...

howdy.

CoffeeLover said...

Hi Everyone :)

Do we have a game plan for tonight?

I've kept this page open hoping to read what we are supposed to do for QOTD.

OmahaConservative said...

Oh, post there as usual. I have only posted in last nights QOTD, nothing anywhere else...

CoffeeLover said...

thanks OC

Anonymous said...

Howdee all! theotherone checking in. I might peep in from time to time. I'm too garrulous for my own good to post many comments. Also, I'm on the Left Coast, so I may come in too late to join the fun. But, I'll check back periodically to see what's shakin'.

Anonymous said...

wups, sorry for the double post...had trouble with the "prove you're not a robot" thingie...besides, I did say I was garrulous, didn't I..?

OmahaConservative said...

Random thoughts...
I grew up in a family of seven boys and one girl, and I am second youngest. When we were kids our mom always let us choose what we anted for supper on our birthdays, so I LOLZ, always asked for liver and onions, beets and spinach. Everyone else were always so pizzed at me since I was the only one who liked any of that...
Ma' finally wised up and started making hamburger steaks and fried taters for the other kids...

OmahaConservative said...

Too bad there isn't a way around the captcha code so we could stay logged in here...

Predictable-History said...

OC, try it now.

OmahaConservative said...

Test...

OmahaConservative said...

Wow, thanks, darlin'

Predictable-History said...

Your wish is my command!

CoffeeLover said...

RWM...thanks so much! I hate to think we are making more work for you.

DarkCurrent said...

The plan for tonight is the old but reliable 面と見せて胴 waza

Predictable-History said...

It's not work, CL.

Hi, DC!

CoffeeLover said...

lol ok then, can you make the last comment appear first instead of at the bottom ....just kidding.

Scrumpy said...

That's a great idea CL!! It's a pain scrolling all the way down to the bottom... :)

Good evening peeps and peepettes!!

(Scrumpy)

Predictable-History said...

I'll see what I can do.

Scrumpy said...

I know that so many of the bad trolls really can screw things up and post stupid stuff, I think the best thing to do is when replying, don't acknowledge them by quoting their comment, just say somthing about what they posted, or, best of all, just don't reply! I have observed what Bmore does, and it is effective.

Laters peeps!!

Thanks so much Sophie {{hugs}} :)

Predictable-History said...

Is the Killer Robots the alternative to QOTD?

Just imagine Ed's face in the morning when the Killer Robots thread had 800 comments. lolz

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

Testing 1...2...3...

CoffeeLover said...

LOL RWM not sure. But that would be funny.

CoffeeLover said...

LOL RWM not sure. But that would be funny.

CoffeeLover said...

lol hey Newtie...been a long time since I've seen that name used :)

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

CL might recognize this name ;-)

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

CL, you DID remember Hiawatha!! :-D

CoffeeLover said...

lol Newtie...sure do. QOTD is up.

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

Thank you, CL! :-D

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

I'm getting the distinct impression I was somewhat sock-happy on another blog... [insert suspicious look here]

CoffeeLover said...

I'm so confused.

HiawathaLaughingWater said...

How so, CL?

Predictable-History said...

(cross-posted)

I meant to suggest this recently when we were talking about WWII (don’t remember the thread):

Secrets of World War ll – The Corpse that Fooled the Axis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEDSDaBGo9A


The story is little known from WWII.

The movie about the subject, ‘The Man Who Never Was,’ is excellent. It is from either the late 40s or the 1950s. If you ever see it listed on TCM or some such channel, take it for a spin.

blink said...

Hi Everyone. This forum is it for me for the time being. I hope I can keep track things from here. Noticeable drop in comments today - despite my 100 or so (my last day for awhile so I had to get them in). It will be interesting to see what happens.

Fallon said...

I was sad to see how quickly people discarded the Robot strategy. Oh well, I have coffee on a cart now, so I can move around at will.

ShainS said...

What's going on (I haven't been around much the past few days)?

Is it true that The Gulch was shut down? [Was it because hagfish complained or something?]

Is there a general trollcot and comment strike at HotAir (and if so, what is the objective)?

What's the Robot strategy?

Thanks!

blink said...

Hi ShainS, I wasn't a regular QOTD commenter, and I was never invited to comment in the Gulch, but here's what seems to have happened.

Yes, the Gulch was shut down. People seem to think that someone complained about Kool's language and when a moderator investigated, they found the Gulch and shut it down in addition to banning Kool. They also do blame a specific commenter for showing up uninvited and provoking Kool - even if that commenter didn't specifically email a complaint.

This seems to have initiated a boycott. The QOTD was incredibly quiet last night. Someone had suggested taking the conversation to a random headline thread. The specific one nominated last night was about robotics - so this strategy became known as the robot strategy. Personally, if they do this, then they should pick a headline thread that's already off the main page so that they don't attract troll attention.

blink said...

"" That’s my take on the situation, FWIW lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM ""

OK, lineholder is a genius. I didn't even realize she was reading the thread, yet she perfectly described the situation. It's great to read that smart people are on Hot Air - especially after reading so many clueless comments over the past week. Cheers, lineholder!

Fallon said...

Just a note about The Gulch, all were welcome. If you liked Sarah, you were given an extra big hug.

It was an open secret and was not an invitation only place. Show up and we'd hand you a beverage and a cabin or hammock depending on how long you stayed.

Well, unless, you had gills. Then we locked the screen doors, covered up the worm bed and sprayed Febreze. A long running joke.

Anyway, it's gone.

OmahaConservative said...

Oh man, did I ever misunderstand the strategy...

Predictable-History said...

Not that it matters, but who knew that trashfish was black?

OR, is she just using someone else's photograph?

blink said...

It seems as if that picture went up within the last day or so. Strange that she would provide a likeness of herself since she claimed she was upset that people were calling her SusanT recently. It's especially strange since the word bluegill is on her twitter page.

ShainS said...

@blink -- thanks much for the explanation.

Didn't know about KA2 being banned -- bummer ...

Lanceman said...

Look. Hagfish is multiple others. I wish I'd bookmarked it but I didn't, she accidentally transposed a comment of hers with frank. But I told y'all about that several times.
If Starlink shows back up that's her as well.

ShainS said...

Was this it, Lanceman?

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.

Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

1) that is a misrepresentation of my comment history.

2) you lecture but fail to lecture the instigator(s). Very telling.

frank on March 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Lanceman said...

That's it! Somebody bookmarked! Lousy lying hagfish. But I loved attacking frank even though I knew who he was. Sucks that I cannot speak the way I normally do. But you just wait until the next OR and Pantherman shows up! :P

Yes sir. The ol' Pantherman...