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(The Daily Dolt)   The Kentucky Senate race now features painful calcium deposits, horrific mental images   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 45
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2013-08-05 01:44:09 PM  
"Kentucky's annual Fancy Farms picnic " might be the folksiest-sounding thing that has ever existed.
 
2013-08-05 01:53:05 PM  
I don't think Ted Cruz has a goiter. That's his head.
 
2013-08-05 02:18:36 PM  
that's a pretty good line. i'd wager it came from one of clinton's people.
 
2013-08-05 02:20:12 PM  
she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.
 
2013-08-05 02:21:49 PM  

LRA61380: "Kentucky's annual Fancy Farms picnic " might be the folksiest-sounding thing that has ever existed.


I keep calling it the "Funny Farms picnic"..... it seems to work just as well.
 
2013-08-05 02:26:01 PM  

LRA61380: "Kentucky's annual Fancy Farms picnic " might be the folksiest-sounding thing that has ever existed.



It's a political wank-fest, and a chance for the big donors to pretend to be "just folks."
It started as a local thing for the western end of the state (they tend to feel a bit left out), but it grew. It went state-wide back when radio was the most popular media source back in the 1930s. We blame former governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler for that.

The only part of it that it really worth noting is the quality of the BBQ.
 
2013-08-05 02:27:50 PM  

Durinia: she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.



Yes, but now he has to spend some of that loot fighting a Teatardigan opponent in the GOP primary.
Every penny diverted helps.
 
2013-08-05 02:30:39 PM  
Wouldn't he just metabolize the calcium and secrete it into his shell?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-05 02:34:48 PM  
Oh, but a there never has been a better analogy in my lifetime, subby.
 
2013-08-05 02:35:17 PM  
Him objecting to his own bill was amazing. How his colleagues can even take him seriously in a leadership role after that is incomprehensible.
 
2013-08-05 02:37:06 PM  
Gross, very accurate, but gross.

Here's hoping a primary challenger softens him up a bit before the race.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-05 02:37:36 PM  

MrBallou: I don't think Ted Cruz has a goiter. That's his head.


In earlier times he was a model

upload.wikimedia.org

Dude has the same facial problems.
 
2013-08-05 02:38:25 PM  

FloydA: Wouldn't he just metabolize the calcium and secrete it into his shell?


Thanks, you nearly killed my wife with laughter.

/next time try harder damnit!
// I kid
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-05 02:38:53 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Him objecting to his own bill was amazing. How his colleagues can even take him seriously in a leadership role after that is incomprehensible.


If is corporate buddies tell him to bend over and take it, he takes it.

He is a TOTAL corporate whore.  At some point you would think even HIS braindead constituency would realize.

Maybe not, thoug...
 
2013-08-05 02:39:13 PM  

d23: MrBallou: I don't think Ted Cruz has a goiter. That's his head.

In earlier times he was a model

[upload.wikimedia.org image 398x400]

Dude has the same facial problems.



He's happier than you and me.
 
2013-08-05 02:44:05 PM  

Durinia: she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.


I don't know about nasty, but his first attack ad against Grimes is certainly ugly.
 
2013-08-05 02:45:27 PM  
Relax, people.  I'm sure we can rely on the good folks of Kentucky to do the right thing.  After all, they gave us Senator Rand Paul.
 
2013-08-05 02:46:40 PM  

LRA61380: "Kentucky's annual Fancy Farms picnic " might be the folksiest-sounding thing that has ever existed.


Bestiality
 
2013-08-05 02:47:19 PM  

Karac: Durinia: she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.

I don't know about nasty, but his first attack ad against Grimes is certainly ugly.


What heck is this??  It looks like they are trying to make the turtle look like a hipster.

Fail!
 
2013-08-05 02:50:27 PM  
I don't care your political affiliation. I feel sorry for you if you have to pass a kidney stone.
 
2013-08-05 02:50:49 PM  
Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.
 
2013-08-05 02:53:06 PM  

freetomato: Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.


I think my number is about 8 stones passed so far and there are no words to describe the pain.
 
2013-08-05 02:54:50 PM  

freetomato: Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.


We said a prayer for one of the guys in my Sunday School class yesterday.
His has grown too big to be reduced with medication, and he's not passing it.
They planned to go in after it this morning.  By sending a flexible tube up his bore in into his kidney.
 
2013-08-05 02:55:05 PM  

freetomato: Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.


<CSB>
My bouts with kidney stones coincided exactly with my residence in Oklahoma. The within 3 days of moving, I was in the hospital writhing in pain with my first. My last passed just a couple of weeks before I moved away. Haven't had any problems since, and that was over 10 years ago.
</CSB>
 
2013-08-05 02:58:26 PM  

monoski: freetomato: Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.

I think my number is about 8 stones passed so far and there are no words to describe the pain.


How about exquisite?
 
2013-08-05 03:02:15 PM  

DarwiOdrade: freetomato: Few people deserve kidney stones more than McConnell.

My husband has passed two of them and his excruciating pain was brutal to watch. He still goes pale to this day even thinking about it.

<CSB>
My bouts with kidney stones coincided exactly with my residence in Oklahoma. The within 3 days of moving, I was in the hospital writhing in pain with my first. My last passed just a couple of weeks before I moved away. Haven't had any problems since, and that was over 10 years ago.
</CSB>


My husband has spent A LOT of time in the Middle East. The VA is finding correlations from dehydration, the water they drink over there, extreme heat, etc. I wonder I'd something is in the water in OK?

He is from KY, btw. His sister thinks McConnell is the cat's meow and his mom wants to take me to the Creation Museum, but I love them anyway.
 
2013-08-05 03:02:26 PM  

Durinia: she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.


I don't know.  I think chances are good that McConnell's tea party challenger takes him out in the primary.  If that happens, you could end up with a Christine O'Donnell type situation.
 
2013-08-05 03:04:03 PM  
Anyone had both a collapsed lung and kidney stones? Not necessarily at the same time. Just curious as I have had a lung collapse, but never a kidney stone. A lung collapse was the most painful thing I'd ever experienced, every breath caused my limbs to shudder uncontrollably. So I am wondering which is worse?
 
2013-08-05 03:09:30 PM  
Flipping autocorrect.
 
2013-08-05 03:13:20 PM  
First line of TFA:

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republican minority leader and suspected turtle

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
 
2013-08-05 03:23:26 PM  
Karac:
They planned to go in after it this morning.  By sending a flexible tube up his bore in into his kidney.

That's what I got.  The following couple of weeks, I had a plastic support thing stuck up there, with a little string hanging out the end.  Then when he decided I had suffered almost enough, he yanked on the string to pull the support thing out.

It was... unpleasant.

Drink lots of water every day, people.  Seriously.
 
2013-08-05 03:32:02 PM  
I watched a clip of McConnell at Fancy Farm this weekend.  Behind the false bravado and the "all of the liberals are after us" comments, you could tell that McYertle the Turtle is afraid.  Very afraid.
 
2013-08-05 03:35:41 PM  

give me doughnuts: It went state-wide back when radio was the most popular media source back in the 1930s. We blame former governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler for that.


lh5.googleusercontent.com

Why did I just have this mental image?
 
2013-08-05 03:47:01 PM  
Bevin did a great job at Fancy Farm.  He stole the show.  He premised his entire speech on McConnell ducking out early and brought his children up on stage to stand behind him.  I still wonder if he had an alternate speech planned if McConnell hadn't left early.
 
2013-08-05 03:49:51 PM  

FloydA: Wouldn't he just metabolize the calcium and secrete it into his shell?


That was perfection.
 
2013-08-05 04:24:23 PM  
At least it'll be interesting this go-round.

ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES
 
2013-08-05 04:32:23 PM  

RexTalionis: give me doughnuts: It went state-wide back when radio was the most popular media source back in the 1930s. We blame former governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler for that.

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 512x263]

Why did I just have this mental image?



Put the stage outdoors, and it would have been just right.
 
2013-08-05 04:33:29 PM  

Karac: Durinia: she's going to have to come up with even more visceral imagery if she hopes to beat McConnell.  The dude has a massive war chest, and a long history of flat-out  nasty campaigns.

I don't know about nasty, but his first attack ad against Grimes is certainly ugly.


It's also hilariously inept. Not only does it fail to make Grimes look bad, it makes her name more memorable. Seriously, rhyming Grimes with Time makes most street rappers seem like masters of scansion and wit.

It's really a wonder how McConnell ever got elected in the first place. Does he usually run unopposed?
 
2013-08-05 05:02:08 PM  

DeaH: It's really a wonder how McConnell ever got elected in the first place. Does he usually run unopposed?


He wins by narrow margins on really vicious attack ads.
 
2013-08-05 05:20:01 PM  
I remember my first kidney stone.  Horrific.  By the time they got me to the hospital. I was pissing blood - looked like cranberry juice.  I was convinced I was dying.

/When they finally got me out of there, my friends had gone home, and I was there at the hospital, stranded, and still in pain.
//not much fun in Stalingrad, no.
 
2013-08-05 05:20:56 PM  

LRA61380: "Kentucky's annual Fancy Farms picnic " might be the folksiest-sounding thing that has ever existed.


There's always the Iowa Steak Fry hosted by the Dems.  It's one of the high points of the political year.

Steak Fry.  Just terrible.

http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1662530_1446011,00.htm l

/slideshow
//I apologize for nothing!
 
2013-08-05 05:45:32 PM  

FloydA: Karac:
They planned to go in after it this morning.  By sending a flexible tube up his bore in into his kidney.

That's what I got.  The following couple of weeks, I had a plastic support thing stuck up there, with a little string hanging out the end.  Then when he decided I had suffered almost enough, he yanked on the string to pull the support thing out.

It was... unpleasant.

Drink lots of water every day, people.  Seriously.


Ironically, if we're talking calcium kidney-stones, drinking the water might just give you one in KY :D  (Seriously, we have a lot of limestone and karst rock (aka limestone that has the consistency of Swiss cheese thanks to the underground rivers dissolving the limestone away...into the water), and even "city water" not from a well is very hard water--enough that salt tends to be sold as much for water softeners as for melting snow around here.  Supposedly good for horses, but not so good if your kidneys tend to turn the limestone in the water back into rocks :P)

/yes, I have measured the hardness of our water--around 400ppm CaCO3 around here, really hard stuff
//yes, doctors have on occasion told folks with a history of kidney stones to not drink tap water and to only drink bottled non-mineral water
 
2013-08-05 07:06:34 PM  
Great Porn Dragon:
Ironically, if we're talking calcium kidney-stones, drinking the water might just give you one in KY :D  (Seriously, we have a lot of limestone and karst rock (aka limestone that has the consistency of Swiss cheese thanks to the underground rivers dissolving the limestone away...into the water), and even "city water" not from a well is very hard water--enough that salt tends to be sold as much for water softeners as for melting snow around here.  Supposedly good for horses, but not so good if your kidneys tend to turn the limestone in the water back into rocks :P)

/yes, I have measured the hardness of our water--around 400ppm CaCO3 around here, really hard stuff
//yes, doctors have on occasion told folks with a history of kidney stones to not drink tap water and to only drink bottled non-mineral water



This, unfortunately.

My dad had them regularly for years, sometimes severe ones.  As in, lose-consciousness-from-the-pain severe.  Eventually he started making sure to drink a tall glass of whiskey-and-cola once or twice a month as a sort of home remedy, and for whatever reason (Flushing out the kidneys?  Actively dissolving the deposits?) it worked.  Never had another one after that.
 
2013-08-06 07:42:14 AM  

Wasteland: Great Porn Dragon:
Ironically, if we're talking calcium kidney-stones, drinking the water might just give you one in KY :D  (Seriously, we have a lot of limestone and karst rock (aka limestone that has the consistency of Swiss cheese thanks to the underground rivers dissolving the limestone away...into the water), and even "city water" not from a well is very hard water--enough that salt tends to be sold as much for water softeners as for melting snow around here.  Supposedly good for horses, but not so good if your kidneys tend to turn the limestone in the water back into rocks :P)

/yes, I have measured the hardness of our water--around 400ppm CaCO3 around here, really hard stuff
//yes, doctors have on occasion told folks with a history of kidney stones to not drink tap water and to only drink bottled non-mineral water


This, unfortunately.

My dad had them regularly for years, sometimes severe ones.  As in, lose-consciousness-from-the-pain severe.  Eventually he started making sure to drink a tall glass of whiskey-and-cola once or twice a month as a sort of home remedy, and for whatever reason (Flushing out the kidneys?  Actively dissolving the deposits?) it worked.  Never had another one after that.


That explains why kentucky water has never given me stones...the sheer amount of bourbon I consume.
 
2013-08-06 11:23:52 PM  

RexTalionis: give me doughnuts: It went state-wide back when radio was the most popular media source back in the 1930s. We blame former governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler for that.

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 512x263]

Why did I just have this mental image?


You're confusing him with this guy:

s3.amazonaws.com
 
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