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(Guardian)   The last U.S. presidential yacht has been sold for $0. While checking out the yacht, the new owners discovered a family of raccoons. Ach du lieber   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2016-11-15 9:01:36 AM  
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2016-11-15 10:39:29 AM  
Trump calls the big one "Bitey"
 
2016-11-15 1:22:53 PM  

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UberDave: Trump calls the big one "Bitey"


Well...looks like we're all done here.
 
OOF
2016-11-15 1:23:21 PM  
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2016-11-15 1:23:44 PM  
Breitbart version: Unwelcome Coons Lose Access to Presidential Yacht.
 
2016-11-15 1:25:15 PM  
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2016-11-15 1:25:59 PM  
sold for zero dollars= Free Gift=ATM machine=hot water heater=

Not exactly Tautology but

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2016-11-15 1:26:44 PM  
That's a shame, I remember seeing a documentary about it on the History channel right after it got restored the last time. Damn shame to see it rotting again, Carter should have given it to the Smithsonian or the Navy to have as a museum piece at the Anacostia Naval Yard.
 
2016-11-15 1:28:53 PM  
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2016-11-15 1:31:04 PM  
Biden sailing the sea of piracy with his cutthroat gang of Raccoons. I need to pitch this to HBO.
 
2016-11-15 1:33:30 PM  
looks like she is worth a bit more than $0

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2016-11-15 1:37:52 PM  
I have a neighbor who has a boat smaller but similar.  It has a blue light on the mast. Researching the light was used so if the owner was onshore visiting, the light would signal "Soups ready". Beautiful lines.
 
2016-11-15 1:38:16 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: looks like she is worth a bit more than $0

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$0+310,000 and apparently a direct tv subscription
 
2016-11-15 1:40:30 PM  

assalon5: I have a neighbor who has a boat smaller but similar.  It has a blue light on the mast. Researching the light was used so if the owner was onshore visiting, the light would signal "Soups ready". Beautiful lines.


I'll let you guess who this pennant signified was on board.

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2016-11-15 1:41:47 PM  
It's easy to grin

When your ship comes in

And you've got the stock market beat.

But the man worthwhile,

Is the man who can smile,

When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

 
2016-11-15 1:43:43 PM  
The presiding judge has a rather unfortunate last name.
 
2016-11-15 1:44:28 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: assalon5: I have a neighbor who has a boat smaller but similar.  It has a blue light on the mast. Researching the light was used so if the owner was onshore visiting, the light would signal "Soups ready". Beautiful lines.

I'll let you guess who this pennant signified was on board.

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Um, who?
 
2016-11-15 1:46:55 PM  

GDubDub: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: assalon5: I have a neighbor who has a boat smaller but similar.  It has a blue light on the mast. Researching the light was used so if the owner was onshore visiting, the light would signal "Soups ready". Beautiful lines.

I'll let you guess who this pennant signified was on board.

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Um, who?


The First Lady.
 
2016-11-15 1:47:06 PM  

groppet: That's a shame, I remember seeing a documentary about it on the History channel right after it got restored the last time. Damn shame to see it rotting again, Carter should have given it to the Smithsonian or the Navy to have as a museum piece at the Anacostia Naval Yard.


I remember reading a book about wooden boats called something like "this old boat".  I'm paraphrasing from 20 year old memory here so bare with me.  The author something like: "When I'm not using my boat I give it about as much thought as I give my tennis racket when I'm not playing tennis.  A fiberglass boat will tolerate this level of neglect and, with a little love and attention, recover and be as good as new.  Wooden boats are more sensitive and if left alone long enough, they grow morose and die.  This has been the fate of too many old wooden boats".  The original America (the yacht that won Americas Cup) fell apart while under the care of the naval academy (it was WWII and they were pre-occupied).  There are wooden ships in a museum in San Fran that have on the razors edge for 20 years.  Keeping a wooden boat alive takes CONSTANT attention...that's hard to do, even if all you want is a museum piece.  This is oh so sad and it should never have happened and all but...100's of worthwhile wooden boats succumb every year.  This is just one more
 
2016-11-15 1:48:14 PM  

GDubDub: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: assalon5: I have a neighbor who has a boat smaller but similar.  It has a blue light on the mast. Researching the light was used so if the owner was onshore visiting, the light would signal "Soups ready". Beautiful lines.

I'll let you guess who this pennant signified was on board.

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Um, who?


The old ball and chain. The wife. The nameless no-no. No more fun of any kind. The ball buster. You know, the Mrs.
 
2016-11-15 1:49:21 PM  

The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.


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2016-11-15 1:52:24 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

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Ha!  Thanks.

If I ever get a boat, I'm either going to name it Seafood (Caddyshack) or Frank Sobotka's Revenge (in honor of The Wire).

/Meh.
//The largest watercraft I'll ever buy will probably be a Sea-Doo.
 
2016-11-15 1:54:42 PM  

The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.


"Danny, how would you like to mow my lawn?"
 
2016-11-15 1:55:56 PM  

Amish Tech Support: The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

"Danny, how would you like to mow my lawn?"


Hey you scratched my anchor
 
2016-11-15 1:57:00 PM  
They should re-christen it Raymond.
 
2016-11-15 1:59:02 PM  
I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure the legal definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into.
 
2016-11-15 1:59:37 PM  

The_Sponge: Eli WhiskeyDik: The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

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Ha!  Thanks.

If I ever get a boat, I'm either going to name it Seafood (Caddyshack) or Frank Sobotka's Revenge (in honor of The Wire).

/Meh.
//The largest watercraft I'll ever buy will probably be a Sea-Doo.


I'm going with "Ayesha" from the novel 1880's novel "She" .  It's the proper name of the main character otherwise known as "she who must be obeyed".  As any boat owner will tell you, any boat of any size or configuration and by any name....is still "she who must be obeyed".  Plus it's pretty cool sounding
 
2016-11-15 2:00:06 PM  

Amish Tech Support: The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

"Danny, how would you like to mow my lawn?"



How about a Fresca?
 
2016-11-15 2:01:57 PM  

fishmeal: I'm going with "Ayesha" from the novel 1880's novel "She" . It's the proper name of the main character otherwise known as "she who must be obeyed". As any boat owner will tell you, any boat of any size or configuration and by any name....is still "she who must be obeyed". Plus it's pretty cool sounding



Plus, you can mess with people and tell them you named your boat after Aisha Tyler.  Yes, the names are spelled differently, but I doubt many folks will call you out on that.
 
2016-11-15 2:04:23 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure the legal definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into.


It's a wooden boat, that means it also sets fire to your house and leaves you living under an overpass.
 
2016-11-15 2:05:18 PM  

The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.


I see an anchor in your future.
 
2016-11-15 2:05:58 PM  

Tom_Slick: fragMasterFlash: I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure the legal definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into.

It's a wooden boat, that means it also sets fire to your house and leaves you living under an overpass.


I prefer a van down by the river.
 
2016-11-15 2:06:52 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: looks like she is worth a bit more than $0

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I see millions in maintenance over a decade or two.
 
2016-11-15 2:07:52 PM  

The_Sponge: Amish Tech Support: The_Sponge: It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile,When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

"Danny, how would you like to mow my lawn?"


How about a Fresca?


 I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips

You'll get nothing, and like it!
 
2016-11-15 2:11:33 PM  
Delaware judge Sam Glasscock ruled on Monday that FE Partners - an investment entity formed by Washington DC-based

That poor, poor man.

/yikes
 
2016-11-15 2:14:16 PM  
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2016-11-15 2:15:54 PM  
raccoons a step up from the blood-sucking pigs that inhabited it previously.
 
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2016-11-15 2:17:39 PM  

blatz514: Delaware judge Sam Glasscock ruled on Monday that FE Partners - an investment entity formed by Washington DC-based

That poor, poor man.

/yikes


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2016-11-15 2:22:00 PM  
The two happiest days in a country's life. The day they buy a Presidential yacht, and the day the Presidential yacht is repossessed.
 
2016-11-15 2:22:17 PM  

OOF: blatz514: Delaware judge Sam Glasscock ruled on Monday that FE Partners - an investment entity formed by Washington DC-based

That poor, poor man.

/yikes

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2016-11-15 2:22:19 PM  

blatz514: Delaware judge Sam Glasscock ruled on Monday that FE Partners - an investment entity formed by Washington DC-based

That poor, poor man.

/yikes


People with glass cocks shouldn't throw boners.
 
2016-11-15 2:30:58 PM  
Who was running the sale?

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2016-11-15 2:38:47 PM  
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"Spaulding get your foot off the boat!"
 
2016-11-15 2:51:24 PM  

blatz514: Delaware judge Sam Glasscock ruled on Monday that FE Partners - an investment entity formed by Washington DC-based

That poor, poor man.

/yikes


Growing up there was a guy in the phone book named Peter Glasscock. I'm pretty sure he hated every 12 year old boy in the  metro area.
 
2016-11-15 2:51:37 PM  

Tom_Slick: fragMasterFlash: I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure the legal definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into.

It's a wooden boat, that means it also sets fire to your house and leaves you living under an overpass.


As someone currently installing a large diesel motor in 40" fiberglass trawler, I don't want to know what worse is.
 
2016-11-15 2:54:16 PM  

fishmeal: groppet: That's a shame, I remember seeing a documentary about it on the History channel right after it got restored the last time. Damn shame to see it rotting again, Carter should have given it to the Smithsonian or the Navy to have as a museum piece at the Anacostia Naval Yard.

I remember reading a book about wooden boats called something like "this old boat".  I'm paraphrasing from 20 year old memory here so bare with me.  The author something like: "When I'm not using my boat I give it about as much thought as I give my tennis racket when I'm not playing tennis.  A fiberglass boat will tolerate this level of neglect and, with a little love and attention, recover and be as good as new.  Wooden boats are more sensitive and if left alone long enough, they grow morose and die.  This has been the fate of too many old wooden boats".  The original America (the yacht that won Americas Cup) fell apart while under the care of the naval academy (it was WWII and they were pre-occupied).  There are wooden ships in a museum in San Fran that have on the razors edge for 20 years.  Keeping a wooden boat alive takes CONSTANT attention...that's hard to do, even if all you want is a museum piece.  This is oh so sad and it should never have happened and all but...100's of worthwhile wooden boats succumb every year.  This is just one more


"The Boat that Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat.
And any number of other books.

"Hole in the water into which one pours money"
A free boat will cost you more than you could ever imagine.
 
2016-11-15 3:02:01 PM  
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BOATS! BOATS! BOATS!
 
2016-11-15 3:02:45 PM  

Antron Argaiv: fishmeal: groppet: That's a shame, I remember seeing a documentary about it on the History channel right after it got restored the last time. Damn shame to see it rotting again, Carter should have given it to the Smithsonian or the Navy to have as a museum piece at the Anacostia Naval Yard.

I remember reading a book about wooden boats called something like "this old boat".  I'm paraphrasing from 20 year old memory here so bare with me.  The author something like: "When I'm not using my boat I give it about as much thought as I give my tennis racket when I'm not playing tennis.  A fiberglass boat will tolerate this level of neglect and, with a little love and attention, recover and be as good as new.  Wooden boats are more sensitive and if left alone long enough, they grow morose and die.  This has been the fate of too many old wooden boats".  The original America (the yacht that won Americas Cup) fell apart while under the care of the naval academy (it was WWII and they were pre-occupied).  There are wooden ships in a museum in San Fran that have on the razors edge for 20 years.  Keeping a wooden boat alive takes CONSTANT attention...that's hard to do, even if all you want is a museum piece.  This is oh so sad and it should never have happened and all but...100's of worthwhile wooden boats succumb every year.  This is just one more

"The Boat that Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat.
And any number of other books.

"Hole in the water into which one pours money"
A free boat will cost you more than you could ever imagine.


"Break Out Another Thousand"
 
2016-11-15 3:13:30 PM  
Had a 40 footer with twin Chrysler inboards for several years back in the 80's. Yeah that previous definition of a Boat is correct. (Boat/Hole/Money) Another one is "The two Happiest days for a Boat Owner are the day you Buy it and the day you Sell it," It was Fun for a while but later you just want to get out of it.
 
2016-11-15 3:18:32 PM  
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