Speech Impediment.


  • April 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm
    Wayne M

    Either percussive repair (ala Fonzie) or reboot (ala Kickass)… 🙂

    • April 22, 2015 at 6:00 am
      B Woodman

      Ahhh. . . What we used to call “bench maintenance” (pick up military radio three to six inches above the bench, and drop). Sometimes it worked, other times. . . . .

      • April 22, 2015 at 9:12 am
        Wayne M

        As long as the magic smoke doesn’t escape, repair was possible. As soon as the smoke got out, all bets were off.

      • April 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm

        That was standard for some navy computer modules, too. Re-seated the cards uniformly.

  • April 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    All these ‘bots, looks like somebody would reboot a Reagan. Shouldn’t be that hard; he believed what he believed, said what he said, did what he did, and stuck to his guns, as it were. Hell, a Ronnie hologram would beat anything that’s lining up right now.

  • April 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm
    B Woodman

    Shades of “Futureworld”!! That would explain a lot!
    (anyone else remember that movie?)

    • April 22, 2015 at 1:09 am
      Ryk E Lee

      Futureworld was a spinoff from Westworld, right?

      • April 22, 2015 at 9:36 am
        B Woodman


    • April 22, 2015 at 1:13 am
      Leo AutoDidact

      I remember “Westworld,” “Futureworld,” and the TV Series! (It didn’t run very long.)

      (BTW – “FutureWorld” is out on DVD at last!)

  • April 22, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Reboot? What, again??? 😛

  • April 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    If they build a Billy Jeff Clinton ‘bot, “retool” may just take on a whole new meaning.

    • April 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Only if the retool comes with a shrinky-dink option.

      • April 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

        Shrinky-dink !!!
        Shame on you !!!
        You better put up a SPEW ALERT when you post this stuff or you will be buying me a monitor !!!
        I am soooo stealing this !!!
        Shrinky-dink, I just LOVE it !!!

  • April 22, 2015 at 5:23 am
    Bill G

    I guess the Slick ‘bot got cross-programmed with a multi-purpose produce handling unit so that he just can’t help grabbing for anything that looks round and soft?

  • April 22, 2015 at 7:26 am

    They’re the Capitol party. But someone should explain to them that coming across like Max Quordlepleen at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe doesn’t do much for their credibility.

    (“If you were as smart as we are, you would understand how awesome everything we do to you is!”)

    And the nasal voices and motiveless “smiles” (more like grimaces) have got to go.

    (“Happiness will prevail!”) (?)



  • April 22, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Judging by his gutting of our military, I think O’Baja really did mean Corpseman.
    Say what you like about Dub’s accent, he never denigrated those who serve, eh?

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:03 am
    Gideon Reed

    Re: “W”.
    At least the heart module was properly installed in the correct bay and worked
    pretty damned well.

    • April 22, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Damn right, thank you. He always did what he felt was right in his heart, and the polls be damned. He didn’t care one wit what the New York Times had to say about him, unlike the current preening narcissistic bunch of Mao lovers currently in the White House. How he chose to pronounce words didn’t mean a thing to me.

    • April 22, 2015 at 11:48 am


      “W” has heart, balls, and a brain. And he loves our Nation.

      Who cares how he mispronounced “nuclear”. The speech he delivered on September 14, 2001 at the National Cathedral in Washington DC was a great speech:

      After hearing his speech on TV on that day, I realized what a bunch of stupid f*cks the liberals are. I became, and I continue to be, a conservative American.

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

    You’ve never heard Obama say “nuclear” because he doesn’t believe there is any such thing. Why he’s willing to give the American farm to Tehran. If he doesn’t talk about it — ignores it — it will just go away.

    Like Chicago / LA / NY / Seattle after the mullahs finish with us, with the Commander in Chief’s blessings.

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:27 am
    Neil Frandsen

    Writing as a retired seismic surveyor, wih lots of time riding with x-military pilots in Bush Planes and in Helicopters, I keep remembering George W. Bush’s time as an Interceptor Pilot. Imagine being at the end of the runway, launching to hunt an unknown, knowing that coming back was not guranteed…
    Plus, takeoff was done, unless the tornado was on the other end of the runway…

    • April 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm
      John Greer

      And even then you just waited to get the tailwind.

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Nice to know there are no sacred heifers here !!!

  • April 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    GW was ok….at least he knew how to throw out the first pitch….

    • April 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

      He was an improvement over Bill Cl*nton, who never did get around to throwing out the First Bitch.

  • April 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I would have thought you would have compared them more to the Borg, hive mind thinking and all that.

  • April 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    President Dwight Eisenhower pronounced nuclear the same way as GW Bush. Maybe it’s a trait of Midwesterners.

    • April 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm
      John Greer

      I found it the height of irony that GWB was taken to task for mispronouncing nuclear by people who habitually dropped Rs and stuck them on some other word, like CubaR.

    • April 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Jimmah Carter pronounced it nu-cu-lar and he was a nu-cu-lar engineer.

  • April 22, 2015 at 12:43 pm
    Snafu F. Ubar

    Best line on W was that English was his 2nd language. He didn’t have a first.

    I agree w/the positive W observations.

    The domestic enemies of the Constitution starting with the present CinC can leave now.

  • April 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I stumbled across Ex Machina previews, and many of these things discussed yesterday and today came to mind, the various AI movies over the years. The difference between those earlier films, and let’s use Blade Runner as a next level, is said AI vs programmed response. It’s actually getting kinda scary.

  • April 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm
    Red Ruffansore

    There is no explanation for or repairs that can be made on the Obamatron and his crumbling army of Obots. They are not merely rife with bad programming, their mother F board is full of logic resistors and high reality impedance.

    • April 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm
      B Woodman

      Well said, well said. . .
      “Resistors” and “impedance”

  • April 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm
    Ming the Merciless

    After arbusto one, slicky, arbusto two and now Barry Hussein, I’ve come to believe the United State is indestructible…come on, cankle, WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL YOU MAKE???
    Speaking of A.I….The ultimate story would be “Genocide Man”

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