The Morning Report - 5/26/20

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage. Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend, but the madness continues.

We'll start off with a flashback to 2007 that, in the words of the late George Carlin, was "before you were born, remember kids?"

...You may recall that Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant, took refuge in a church in Chicago back in 2007. As you may recall, even the president of Mexico got involved in the story. Mexico backed the young mother hiding in a church! Chicago's local leadership warned ICE and federal officials from charging into a church.
Lift the lockdowns. Liberate America...

Funny how times have changed. Then again the rank hypocrisy and political expediency of the Left is as constant as ever. This past Sunday, Mayor of Chicago, Lori Light-in-the-Loafers Lightfoot sent three squad cars of cops to shut down a church service because it was in defiance of her completely draconian lockdown orders.

... The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and locked the doors and refused to allow the officers to gain entry to the building, Todd Starnes reported.

Pastor Lewis told Starnes that he felt like he was confronting "the Soviet-style KGB" as the officers pounded on his doors and demanded entry to shut the church down.

"Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago," Lewis said...

[Lori] Lightfoot, Chicago's Mayor since May of last year, has been targeting the city's churches for several weeks as houses of worship have begun balking at her draconian lockdown orders.

Late last week, Lightfoot excoriated the city's churches, saying that their desire to re-open is "dangerous and foolish..."

Considering two days earlier President Trump declared houses of worship to be essential, Lightfoot's action was predictable and nothing more than an infantile tantrum, yet one that has disastrous consequences. As abhorrent as Lightfoot's behavior was, the thuggish totalitarian move was made that much more disgusting coming on Memorial Day weekend, when we pay tribute to those who gave their lives to preserve the very religious freedom that Lightfoot and her ilk want to crush. The only proper response to the Lightfoots of this world is defiance. Easier said than done considering she has the Chicago Police Department on her side. Whether its officers are enthusiastic or "just following orders" to protect their pensions (which may not be as secure as they might think), going along with the oppression of the citizenry is beyond the pale.

Unfortunately there are too many citizens whose political bent, as well as the mass hysteria over a virus that is now provably no deadlier than a bad flu season, puts them squarely on the side of the oppressors.

If customers see another customer not wearing a surgical mask in the grocery store, should they all corral into an angry mob while pelting the non-mask wearer with a torrent of obscenities until they cooperate? A debate over that very question has erupted online in response to a viral video out of Staten Island, New York showing customers heckle and berate a total stranger for not wearing a face covering...

And this incident took place on Staten Island, which is an anomaly in downstate New York and in NYC since it is a lone bastion of relative conservatism and Trump support. If I'm going to be the one to storm the Albany Statehouse or City Hall to make a citizen's arrest of Angel-of-Death Cuomo and DeBolshevik, to quote Sonny Corleone "I don't want my brother coming out of that men's room with just his dick in his hand."

This is madness. Aside from the alarming Lord of the Flies mob mentality in a Trump stronghold, will enough people like Chicago's church-going black folks who are no doubt historically reliably Democrat rise up in November at the polls, or take to the streets before that? I would hope what's going on in Hong Kong would be an inspiration, but far too many people in this country are clueless as to what's going on across town in their own cities let alone on the other side of the planet. But as I've noted before, this is not an academic exercise or something abstract; this is in-your-face tyranny.

Something's got to give.

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1 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (u7pQw)

2 Hey horde.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert - this lockdown shite is shite at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (rwOXx)

3 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (xEcLb)

4 thanks JJ. You rule.

China is still asshoe.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert - this lockdown shite is shite at May 26, 2020 07:19 AM (rwOXx)

5 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 07:20 AM (Do5/p)

6 WTFO?? Happy Second Monday

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

7 Good morning, Horde!

Thanks for the links, J.J.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at May 26, 2020 07:21 AM (9IdCK)

8 Good morning horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 07:22 AM (P4fji)

9 Morning all.

Had to go to my Office today..pay bills, shit like that and I stopped for some morning food. I am afraid many of the places I go to are going out of business.

Sad Sad Sad

Fuck that asshoe gov of NJ

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:23 AM (nRk/c)

10 Morning Horde.

Posted by: iandeal at May 26, 2020 07:23 AM (vgGyZ)

11 Wow Why the leader we elected that promised to overrule us with a heavy progressive hand actually fulfill their promise?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

12 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:24 AM (3D/fK)

13 I forgot what it was like to eat at Waffle House.

Fantastic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:25 AM (3D/fK)

14 I just saw the video of the woman in Miami who pushed her son in a canal and when that failed tried again later and drowned him. People suck.

Posted by: freaked at May 26, 2020 07:25 AM (Tnijr)

15 I cannot hold.

Posted by: The Center at May 26, 2020 07:26 AM (oVJmc)

16 13 I forgot what it was like to eat at Waffle House.

Fantastic.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:25 AM (3D/fK)

We usually eat at one on our way down to Florida in the winter. Good stuff.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:27 AM (KtbSq)

17
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 26, 2020 07:27 AM (7oPcO)

18 Even if Biden picks Kloby the Dems will cheat and lie enough to get them elected. I'm not very confident of any good news in the next few months.

Posted by: freaked at May 26, 2020 07:27 AM (Tnijr)

19 Just came across this article on Bill Gates this morning. Have not gotten through it all yet, but from what I have read so far, seems like Bill Gates is as bad with his worldwide influence as George Soros.

https://bit.ly/BGATES

Indeed, it would be almost impossible to find any area of global health that has been left untouched by the tentacles of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

It was Gates who sponsored the meeting that led to the creation of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a global public-private partnership bringing together state sponsors and big pharmaceutical companies, whose specific goals include the creation of "healthy markets for vaccines and other immunisation products." As a founding partner of the alliance, the Gates Foundation provided $750 million in seed funding and has gone on to make over $4.1 billion in commitments to the group. [ ... ]

The examples go on and on. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's fingerprints can be seen on every major global health initiative of the past two decades. And beyond the flashy, billion-dollar global partnerships, the Foundation is behind hundreds of smaller country and region-specific grants --- $10 million to combat a locust infestation in East Africa, or $300 million to support agricultural research in Africa and Asia --- that add up to billions of dollars in commitments.

It comes as no surprise, then, that --- far beyond the $250 million that the Gates Foundation has pledged to the "fight" against coronavirus --- every aspect of the current coronavirus pandemic involves organizations, groups and individuals with direct ties to Gates funding.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 07:27 AM (Do5/p)

20 What is wrong with simply stating that the Democrats do not want a strong economy in November?

Strong economy increases Trump's re-election chances.

Weak economy may reduce the likelihood of his re-election.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:28 AM (3D/fK)

21 Good morning. Thank you, JJ.

I would rather be dead than side with the Trump opposition on ANYTHING.

Posted by: RICO aka msm/dnc/bureaucracy/and now judiciary at May 26, 2020 07:28 AM (x6XkS)

22 I saw Hanging in Effigy open for Blood of Tyrants back in '89

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:30 AM (KtbSq)

23 Good Morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2020 07:31 AM (aDI6+)

24 OKAY! I just came across an coronavirus story I just had to share with you all...

Swiss brothels outline list of coronavirus-safe sex positions in a bid to end lockdown

"
Switzerland's adult industry has been one of the country's heaviest hit due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

The industry's lockdown reopening plan, prepared by peak body ProKoRe, includes a list of sex positions which minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

As reported in Swiss media outlet Watson, the suggested positions include the 'doggy style' and 'cowgirl/rider' positions, which the association says minimises the risk of droplet transmission and keeps the distance between faces as large as possible.

In addition, rooms will be ventilated for at least 15 minutes after each customer visit, while sheets will also be washed after each visit.

Gloves, condoms and disinfectants would also be employed in all adult facilities, while training and information campaigns would be adopted to further reduce the risk of infection.

The association said visits would be kept to a maximum of 15 minutes and that kissing - which was already rare before the lockdown measures came into place - would be discouraged.

In order to allow follow up tracing, customer contact data - including names and phone numbers - will be kept on hand for the following four weeks.
"


https://www.thelocal.ch/20200526/
swiss-brothels-outline-list-of-coronavirus-safe-sex-positions-in-a-bid-to-end-lockdown

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 26, 2020 07:32 AM (zqs/f)

25 So if a restaurant can refuse to serve a customer who enters without a mask..

Can a bakery refuse to bake a cake?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:33 AM (3D/fK)

26 The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.
The Chicago way.
Saw a program the other day that showed how the Democrats used the mob to steal the 1960 election. And it's just gotten worse from there.
They are just evil.

Posted by: Case at May 26, 2020 07:36 AM (tWAkG)

27 Mornin' Horde.

With all due respect to Morons trapped in that area: Chicago needs to burn again.

The time has come to ask yourselves: What's left to lose? And if you don't act, how will you keep it?

I will say no more. Choose wisely, and in accordance with your conscience--but the hour is later than you think.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 26, 2020 07:37 AM (iKMuO)

28 Holy sh*t that video of the mask wearing abuse makes me even more proud to not wear a stupid useless piece of paper over my face that traps all of the shit I don't want to breathe in right in the place where it will be guaranteed to be inhaled.

I'm a big dude, so people usually don't give me grief but I have been getting the stink eye at Lowes more and more often. Yesterday when I went to go get some concrete, I was the ONLY ONE in the store without a mask. Sheep. Lemmings. Good lord.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 07:37 AM (9V81o)

29 Good morning hordelings. Feels like the start of a nice summer day. The birds sound happy.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 07:38 AM (lwiT4)

30 Good Morning Ya'll, hurrah for the beach goers and those who opened their businesses. Hard to believe these activities require courage these days.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 26, 2020 07:38 AM (DiQTq)

31 Mornin', all! Sleepyhead on my way out to Mass soon (13-year-old wants to go, we go!) and still a little punch-drunk from partying yesterday. Having friends over all day to cook out means this WILL be a good week.

Thanks, JJ, Happy Birthday, and go get 'em, Horde was

Posted by: Catherine at May 26, 2020 07:38 AM (fXGkF)

32 I'm a big dude, so people usually don't give me grief but I have been
getting the stink eye at Lowes more and more often. Yesterday when I
went to go get some concrete, I was the ONLY ONE in the store without a
mask.



We went to Home Depot the other day to buy a lawn mower. Nobody in the store was wearing a mask - not even the employees. I was surprised.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 07:39 AM (lwiT4)

33 Saw a biden add this AM...my G-D pitiful and he is screaming in it also

Oh and lie after lie after lie

Pitiful

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:41 AM (nRk/c)

34 Wanted to make sure some illegal didn't get my prefund check, so I finally checked the IRS website and it looks like it was sent on Friday.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:42 AM (KtbSq)

35 26

The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.
The Chicago way.
Saw a program the other day that showed how the Democrats used the mob to steal the 1960 election. And it's just gotten worse from there.
They are just evil.

Posted by: Case at May 26, 2020 07:36 AM

I have watched some documentaries on Al Capone and how he gained and controlled power in Chicago.

Part of it was getting a mob-friendly mayor elected. They showed Capone's men at voting places looking at ballots before they went into the ballot box and intimidating people into voting for the Capone-friendly candidates.

This push by the Democrats for mail-in-voting all across the country is all part of The Plan to steal the 2020 election. It is not who casts the votes that matters, but who counts the votes.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 07:42 AM (Do5/p)

36 This is madness. Aside from the alarming Lord of the Flies mob mentality in a Trump stronghold, will enough people like Chicago's church-going black folks who are no doubt historically reliably Democrat rise up in November at the polls, or take to the streets before that? I would hope what's going on in Hong Kong would be an inspiration, but far too many people in this country are clueless as to what's going on across town in their own cities let alone on the other side of the planet.

--

This actually worries me a great deal. After this idiocy settled in to what we now know to not be the "hair-on-fire-we're-all-gonna-die unless we stay 6ft apart and walk following the floor arrows" (and evidence abounds that that is the case), I would've speculated a very large % would see through it all. I see evidence in the people that I know in my own personal circles that they're still attached to the hysteria. That doesn't give me any comfort. That sounds alarm bells within me on a visceral level. As pessimistic as I tend to be about my fellow man, even I thought there would be more push-back against this obvious insanity. But even the protests I've seen reported on are scant in number. It leaves me feeling very uneasy about just the kind of people Americans have turned into.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (O+I8R)

37 Hubby couldn't get into Home Depot yesterday. They have a limit on how many can be in the store. When he did get in he got the stink eye about not being masked up. Adding insult to injury they didn't have what he needed. Off to Lowes where everyone was allowed in and most weren't masked. I think he's back to being a Lowes customer.
And another one bites the dust, Tuesday Morning has filed for bankruptcy.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (JVgnl)

38 Wanted to make sure some illegal didn't get my prefund check, so I finally checked the IRS website and it looks like it was sent on Friday.
Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:42 AM (KtbSq)

I am about to file 2019, so in my case the cash flow is going the other way...maybe I should just send it to you instead and cut out the middle man?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (nRk/c)

39 We urge you to avoid outcomes, even for temporary periods, that restrict employment-authorization terms, conditions, or processing of L-1, H-1B, F-1, or H-4 [visa worker] nonimmigrants.

Please take this for what it is a face value. FUCK YOU American citizen. FUCK YOU for sending your kid to college to get a STEM degree. FUCK YOU and buy some chinese stuff. OH Yeah FUCK YOU we will get the cheapest slave workers we can find and you cannot complain.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (JFO2v)

40 The Swiss brothel story is pretty funny.

No face contact.

Gloves and condoms (redundant.)

I am kind of disappointed that they did not include Naked Gun full body condoms.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (YaiCw)

41 Baltimore suffers another Covid-Pb death.

https://tinyurl.com/y9r8yuky

This, after an eruption of the illness took 7 lives over the weekend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:45 AM (3D/fK)

42
No one talking about Amy Cooper? NYC dog abuser who reported black man filming her falsely claiming he was threatening her.
Her dog seems to be injured alot. Think she has dog munchhausen. Seeing her drag her poor dog around by the collar was sickening. The dog was surrendered but I am sure the poor dog is lonely as hell.

Posted by: MHK at May 26, 2020 07:45 AM (iQIUe)

43 Second and third order knock-on effects will have more profound consequences than the Virus itself, which is not the Plague.

It's like WWI starting with the Dukes assassination. Shit will happen, but which outcomes occur is indeterminate.

We're already in a Cold Civil War. Hey
We're in a Cold War with China.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 07:45 AM (9TdxA)

44 This mask bullshit is so incredibly stupid. For the vast majority of the general public, the masks serve no purpose, and for most people they do more harm than good. There is no scientific proof that they will prevent anybody from spreading or getting the virus in public places. The most they can do is possibly prevent somebody from getting a bigger dose of it, but that's only if an infected and virus-shedding person is sneezing or coughing droplets right into their face. But we've got idiots running around all over the place now bullying and shaming people who refuse to wear the stupid masks, because apparently their inner Nazis need somebody to pick on. And all this because our so-called "experts," after months of saying (correctly) that the masks aren't really effective, for some reason decided to reverse themselves and demand that people start wearing them. And the scared lemmings just follow along, without even questioning why this new "expert" advice is so reliable, even though it completely contradicts the "expert" advice that they were getting from these same people a few weeks ago.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (k4dH2)

45 Bonjour fappeurs!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (NWiLs)

46 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (YaiCw)

47 Pitiful
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:41 AM (nRk/c)

Give it up for Pitiful Joe!

The lockdown has been really hard on him, what with you know the thing about the black people and not being able to see his new grandbaby and all of these things.

Pity him !

Posted by: Trump at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (KtbSq)

48 And Lori Lightfoot will no doubt get reelected for as long as she wants to stay in office, or until her coming corruption is so great even the "media" can't paper over it.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (O+I8R)

49 doggy style' and 'cowgirl/rider' positions

Also allows you both to watch big soccer match during sexcapades.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:47 AM (JFO2v)

50 The Obama People Turned the Whole Philosophy of the American Founding Upside Down - Not Because They're Evil, but Because They're Idiots

So...if I understand the story the way it's presented... the Affurmatif Axshun Preznit set a trap for Flynn because he threatened to undermine the US/Iran deal and Skankles saw it as an opportunity to unleash the 'Muh Russia kollusian' coup?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 07:48 AM (NZbXf)

51 No one talking about Amy Cooper? NYC dog abuser who reported black man filming her falsely claiming he was threatening her.
Her dog seems to be injured alot. Think she has dog munchhausen. Seeing her drag her poor dog around by the collar was sickening. The dog was surrendered but I am sure the poor dog is lonely as hell.
Posted by: MHK at May 26, 2020 07:45 AM (iQIUe)

They are both karen's and they both need to get a life and stay the fuck out of other people's lives. Or drop dead. Drop dead works for me also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:48 AM (nRk/c)

52 morning horde.

hope everyone had a nice weekend and was able to get outside and do anything.

covfefe is on, now to see what the birfday boy JJ put together for us.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 26, 2020 07:49 AM (+NdM9)

53 I am about to file 2019, so in my case the cash flow is going the other way...maybe I should just send it to you instead and cut out the middle man?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2020 07:44 AM (nRk/c)

They're getting it one way or another.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:50 AM (KtbSq)

54 Happy Monday Tuesday!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 07:50 AM (bDqIh)

55 @50. All of that is evil. Even if they are idiots they knew what they were doing was evil. They sold their souls a long time ago.

Posted by: Case at May 26, 2020 07:51 AM (tWAkG)

56 G'mornin' Horde !


Off to meet with my surgical team !
Wish me luck / pray for an early date !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 26, 2020 07:51 AM (cqteU)

57 Lady

hair-on-fire-we're-all-gonna-die unless we stay 6ft apart and walk following the floor arrows

It is proof that the average person cannot have multiple ideas in their brain at the same time. The government push for 6 tf and masking has eliminated almost every other normal thought in the average persons brain.

Much like the mass hysteria of of tulip bulbs or witches it is proof that groupthink is both alive and real and most importantly never ever right!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:52 AM (JFO2v)

58 25 So if a restaurant can refuse to serve a customer who enters without a mask..

Can a bakery refuse to bake a cake?
______________

For a non-mask wearer, sure.

For a homosexual Satan-worshipper, never.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 07:52 AM (k4dH2)

59 Uh huh. Yup. Good morning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 07:52 AM (NVYyb)

60 The Left/Media Borg is all in. What do they do when Biden falters, and he will falter.

I already see Media referring to the "Biden team" not to Biden.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 07:52 AM (9TdxA)

61 Happy Rapey Tuesday to all!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 07:53 AM (NWiLs)

62 Thanks JJS!
Chores await.
May you each have a bountiful day devoid of Karens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 07:53 AM (6wiwL)

63 "I already see Media referring to the "Biden team" not to Biden."

Joe is really more of a composite candidate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:54 AM (3D/fK)

64 ??They are both karen's and they both need to get a life and stay the fuck out of other people's lives. Or drop dead. Drop dead works for me also



THIS

I saw the video and thought: NOPE. I am done with reacting to the OMG social media scandal of the day/'Join the Cancel mob against this horrible person!' parade.

There are bad people, there is bad (and criminal) behavior everywhere. Sick of this online mob sh#t, sick of seeing social media stir up racial/cultural tensions to '11'/

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 07:54 AM (bDqIh)

65 25 So if a restaurant can refuse to serve a customer who enters without a mask..

Can a bakery refuse to bake a cake?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:33 AM (3D/fK)

I know you say that as a gotcha to leftythink, but they can hold both of those opposite ends in their pointy little heads because situational ethics. Dude.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (KtbSq)

66 I know some people from predominately black evangelical churches in downtown Chicago. They don't necessarily all vote Dem, many of them are pro-life and pro-sanctity of marriage and vote accordingly. Probably not a large enough group to influence Mayor Lightfoot, but they are there.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (lwiT4)

67 Looks like many of the stores here have removed their floor arrows, and generally relaxing their requirements for Wu-Flu related actions.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (3D/fK)

68 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 07:56 AM (Ol/Jg)

69 So missed my doc's call late on Friday with my biopsy results. And yep, he's on vacation this week. So now I'm waiting on his PA to call back. Tic toc, tic toc and my hair grows whiter and whiter waiting for the call. I still cannot believe he called at 6:30pm and left me a damned message to call the office when it opened next. Going to chew on that youngster's ass the next time I see him.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 07:56 AM (JVgnl)

70 Shut Down Black Church's Sunday
But but but what about the KFC?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at May 26, 2020 07:57 AM (8IOEj)

71 67 Looks like many of the stores here have removed their floor arrows, and generally relaxing their requirements for Wu-Flu related actions.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (3D/fK)

I noticed that the McDonalds workers on the way into work this morning were not wearing mask when I went through the drive-thru.

Precautions here on the Toyota Campus are still turned up to 11.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:57 AM (YaiCw)

72 So excited to watch the SpaceX launch this week. Best of luck to the team!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 07:57 AM (NVYyb)

73 Does anybody pay a price, aside from bumptious tweets, for defying Trump?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (H8QX8)

74 *No one talking about Amy Cooper? NYC dog abuser who reported black man filming her falsely claiming he was threatening her.*

The Amy Cooper thing and the State Island Mask Mob are two kernels on the same cob, IMHO. In both cases, women are using the privilege that media culture gives them to lord power over others.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (17n5k)

75 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 07:56 AM (JVgnl)

--

Maybe that's a good sign, neverenough... Maybe in his mind, it wasn't an emergency situation where he thought he needed to wait until today to make contact. The casual nature of him leaving the message could be a good sign.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (O+I8R)

76 "I know you say that as a gotcha to leftythink"

Not so much a gotcha as a real 'help me to understand the logic' kinda thing.

Just like allowing shoppers in a big box store because of high ceilings.

But keeping outdoor pools closed, under an open sky.

And if the pools are open, keeping the urinals unavailable, for sanitation and health reasons.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (3D/fK)

77 I'm really torn on that dog story. Some dog owners are seriously mentally ill and should never own anything having a higher position on the food chain than an ant farm. Likewise some birders are nutters particularly about climate change. The idea of having a pristine habitat in Manhattan is insane, but dogs can go feral at times (but obviously not that dog, about which I have the most sympathy).

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (y7DUB)

78 So excited to watch the SpaceX launch this week. Best of luck to the team!
Posted by: Huck Follywood
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So, we're sending woo flu into space now????

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (UUBmN)

79 Democrats run cities. Cities are the CCP Attack Virus disaster locus. Coincidence or causation?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (NVYyb)

80 Right now, we are at 97% humidity. I can't imagine trying to breathe with a mask. Sorry,will not comply, as is the case with most people around here.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (C1Lsn)

81 Karen: "If you don't wear a mask, you don't care about other people."

Me: "So, what's your point?"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (17n5k)

82 I already see Media referring to the "Biden team" not to Biden.
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I'm surprised they haven't figured out a way to stick the name "Obama" into Biden's coverage more often. Since Biden's "team" will be a bunch of Obama re-treads, one would think they'd want to emphasize that. The fact that most of those people are crooks wouldn't alienate any Dim voters; if anything, it would reassure them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (k4dH2)

83 We went to Home Depot the other day to buy a lawn mower. Nobody in the store was wearing a mask - not even the employees. I was surprised.

HD/Lowes are where you'd want to wear a mask even without the Kung Flu, because unvaccinated illegals with exotic diseases are around every corner.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (6XLoz)

84 72 So excited to watch the SpaceX launch this week. Best of luck to the team!
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 07:57 AM (NVYyb)

Kind of nice to have some Americans heading back into space on an American rocket- and a private one at that!

We focus on all the crap (and possibly rightfully so) these days, but things like this remind us: No where else. This can still be an amazing place.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:59 AM (YaiCw)

85 I notice yesterday at the garden center that only half of the customers and employees were bothering with masks. This thing is over. Someone needs to have a chat with Gov Klansman. That someone needs to be someone other than Bloomberg.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (b4jST)

86 We got out, including a lovely hike. Seems wildlife has been social distancing from we humans all along! As has been our experience, more than half unmasked and then when passing each other, some who have masks resting on their necks will pull 'em up briefly. An older couple even joked about it as we passed them - the woman giggling and saying "And now the masks come off!"



Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (bDqIh)

87 A big potential issue is how many of us can get exposed but have enough natural immunity not to get sick. If this figure is large we can get back to business relatively quickly. It's a math thing as it reduces greatly the potential rate of spread.

If this remains unknown, the Left will say we're all potential spreaders and should limit all normal activity, which will kill the economy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (9TdxA)

88 Anyone cook eggs on their regular grill ?

Looking at getting a griddle grill too just for breakfast on the weekends.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (KtbSq)

89 Joe is really more of a composite candidate.

So he's Obama's composite girlfriend?

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:01 AM (6XLoz)

90 83
We went to Home Depot the other day to buy a lawn mower. Nobody in
the store was wearing a mask - not even the employees. I was surprised.

Interesting. I'm seeing more masks, not less. A month ago I would see 10-20% of people in Walmart with masks. This weekend it was about 75%.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:01 AM (H8QX8)

91 HD/Lowes are where you'd want to wear a mask even without the Kung Flu, because unvaccinated illegals with exotic diseases are around every corner.

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Funny, I feel that way about Walmart...pandemic or no pandemic. Have you seen those shoppers!?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:01 AM (O+I8R)

92 Adam Housley
@adamhousley
11h
Names to watch...McMaster. Rosenstein....McCain. This crosses party lines and you all need to be prepared. This isn't about being pro Trump, or anti Trump. You ALL need to understand that....and you need to be willing to call it out irrespective of party.
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I don't think any 'rons or 'ettes will be surprised by anyone supposedly on our side.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 08:02 AM (sGotD)

93 Precautions here on the Toyota Campus are still turned up to 11.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:57 AM (YaiCw)


Don't know how you do it. TMMK has got to be the most PC place I've ever worked. A gaggle of Karens.

I used to be TEMA there, in the stamping shop. Best paying worst job I ever had.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 26, 2020 08:02 AM (7a8uF)

94 88 Anyone cook eggs on their regular grill ?

Looking at getting a griddle grill too just for breakfast on the weekends.
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I have an electric one that works for mass quantities of bacon, pancakes and eggs. Lot of work but you feel like you own a diner. Call me Mel.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:02 AM (b4jST)

95 Small grocery store by us the employees are still wearing the masks but a bit lazy about it. On, off, on, off. The woman that checked me out took hers off when she saw I wasn't wearing one. Good for her.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:03 AM (JVgnl)

96 " Anyone cook eggs on their regular grill ? "

Mine always fall down between the grates.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:03 AM (3D/fK)

97 Not so much a gotcha as a real 'help me to understand the logic' kinda thing.

Just like allowing shoppers in a big box store because of high ceilings.

But keeping outdoor pools closed, under an open sky.

And if the pools are open, keeping the urinals unavailable, for sanitation and health reasons.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:58 AM (3D/fK)

I don't get a lot of it, either. Neither do the people making it up as they go. Mass hysteria is like that, I suppose.

All of a sudden, everywhere be dragons.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 08:03 AM (KtbSq)

98 [Lori] Lightfoot, Chicago's Mayor since May of last year, has been
targeting the city's churches for several weeks as houses of worship
have begun balking at her draconian lockdown orders.



Dykefoot is a hardcore militant leftist. She is going to make everyone she can pay for all of her grievances. Religion, whitey, heteros, businesses even the cops.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:04 AM (m7PG+)

99 "All of a sudden, everywhere be dragons."

Monsters, Inc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:04 AM (3D/fK)

100 87 A big potential issue is how many of us can get exposed but have enough natural immunity not to get sick. If this figure is large we can get back to business relatively quickly. It's a math thing as it reduces greatly the potential rate of spread.
________________

The evidence we currently have suggests that the number of people with natural immunity is quite large.

But you'd never know it from the insane media coverage.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 08:04 AM (k4dH2)

101 Anyone cook eggs on their regular grill ?

Looking at getting a griddle grill too just for breakfast on the weekends.
-------------------------------
I have an electric one that works for mass quantities of bacon, pancakes and eggs. Lot of work but you feel like you own a diner. Call me Mel.
Posted by: Puddin Head



Well kiss my grits.

Posted by: Flo at May 26, 2020 08:04 AM (Ol/Jg)

102 Puddin Head, what brand name griddle do you have? It's hard to find a good one that has a yuge surface.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:05 AM (O+I8R)

103 Mine always fall down between the grates.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:03 AM (3D/fK)

Heh. You can cook them in a muffin pan but I really like the griddle grill idea.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 08:05 AM (KtbSq)

104 Saw Steven Pinker's stinkbomb about faith in an afterlife being a "malignant delusion" that's driving the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actually the exact opposite is true. The irrational panic over what is turning out to be a severe flu (0.26-0.4% mortality rate) is being driven by the lack of faith on the Left, which makes them very, very afraid.

Steven Pinker can't stand the idea that that pretty face of his might be extinguished.

Posted by: Caliban at May 26, 2020 08:05 AM (QE8X6)

105 Speaking of racial tensions: I watched about 15 minutes if "A Million Little Fires: and then turned it off. Rich white lady who can't help but be racist, boss around her children, one of whom is all rebellious (Lefty activism), etc. Ugh. Same old Lefty crap.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:05 AM (bDqIh)

106 67 Looks like many of the stores here have removed their floor arrows, and generally relaxing their requirements for Wu-Flu related actions.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (3D/fK)

I swear that up here it's worse now than during the height of the virus spread. It's mind boggling how mind numb these people are around here. Of course it's a deep deep navy blue part of the state so I shouldn't really be that surprised.

Everyone standing in lines to get into Lowes - waiting for permission. Everyone complying with an illegal governor's mandate that you have to wear stupid masks. Everyone acting like everyone else has the plague and won't get within feet of each other. Plexiglass "spit shields" at every point of sale.

I don't want to live in this world.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (9V81o)

107 Well kiss my grits.
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I love grits. So, please deliver.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (b4jST)

108 Just like allowing shoppers in a big box store because of high ceilings.

But keeping outdoor pools closed, under an open sky.


In California, the authoritarians let you swim at the beach, but you can't hang out there.

In New York, the authoritarians will let you hang out at the beach, but you can't swim there.

The governors of both states both say these policies are based on "science."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (17n5k)

109 >>The irrational panic over what is turning out to be a severe flu (0.26-0.4% mortality rate) is being driven by the lack of faith on the Left, which makes them very, very afraid.


Nailed it!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:07 AM (bDqIh)

110 Been reading Gone To Texas (Josey Wales). I really want to shoot some people and spit tobacco.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:07 AM (b4jST)

111 We went to Home Depot the other day to buy a lawn mower. Nobody in
the store was wearing a mask - not even the employees. I was surprised.

Interesting. I'm seeing more masks, not less. A month ago I would see 10-20% of people in Walmart with masks. This weekend it was about 75%.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


I'm seeing more and more employees with their nose out or wearing it as a chin guard.

Why? Because they can't exert themselves AND breathe while wearing it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:08 AM (Ol/Jg)

112 I don't want to live in this world.



Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (9V81o)

I understand.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:09 AM (H8QX8)

113 Why? Because they can't exert themselves AND breathe while wearing it.
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Remember wearing MOPP IV gear? Or, how about working fiberglass. Breathing through heavy filters is exhausting.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:09 AM (b4jST)

114 Thanks for the links JJ, a little more spice next time and where's the bacon?

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 08:10 AM (5IHGB)

115 110 Been reading Gone To Texas (Josey Wales). I really want to shoot some people and spit tobacco.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:07 AM (b4jST)

I watched Bronco Billy the other day. Maybe do that.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 08:11 AM (KtbSq)

116 Lady in Black: This actually worries me a great deal. After this idiocy settled in to what we now know to not be the "hair-on-fire-we're-all-gonna-die unless we stay 6ft apart and walk following the floor arrows" (and evidence abounds that that is the case), I would've speculated a very large % would see through it all. I see evidence in the people that I know in my own personal circles that they're still attached to the hysteria. That doesn't give me any comfort. That sounds alarm bells within me on a visceral level.

You're speaking my thoughts too. I'm stunned to see MORE people wearing masks than a month ago. Our temperatures are in the 80s, we have heat stroke warnings on the Weather Network right now, the WuFlu virus is shrivelling in the sun, and yet people are cocooning themselves even deeper into this flu "emergency".

I notice that it's certain places that are more mask-fanatical, and I think it's linked mostly to level of affluence. The richer the clientele, the more they can afford the Black Death LARPing, and the more flamboyantly they sport their masks. You know how I can tell this is all make-believe? They're still wearing CLOTH masks. The actual hospital-style disposable paper masks are available now, the shortage is over, yet they're not buying those, they're wearing their fashion statement masks, which are orders of magnitude less effective.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 26, 2020 08:11 AM (TXy1K)

117 if people are reacting like this to something of this magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Horde TP, sit in the corner and cry as they wait to die.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 08:12 AM (P4fji)

118 "I really want to shoot some people and spit tobacco. "

Next time, watch Bobbie Joe and the Outlaw.

Makes you want to take a bath in the great outdoors.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:12 AM (3D/fK)

119 A big potential issue is how many of us can get exposed but have enough natural immunity not to get sick.

If you get less than the infectious dose (in other words, you don't really get sick), will your body build up anti-bodies, anyways?

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 08:12 AM (XHrkn)

120 I'm stunned to see MORE people wearing masks than a month ago. Our temperatures are in the 80s, we have heat stroke warnings on the Weather Network right now, the WuFlu virus is shrivelling in the sun, and yet people are cocooning themselves even deeper into this flu "emergency".

God's way of adding chlorine to the gene pool.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (NZbXf)

121 I'm seeing more and more employees with their nose out or wearing it as a chin guard.

Why? Because they can't exert themselves AND breathe while wearing it.
Posted by: rickb223


I was seeing that in April from drive-through window folks. It's because they're dumb as fuck and just wearing it 'cause they got told to.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (iKMuO)

122 Not getting any news coverage from the MFM, but Washingon State lost hundreds of millions to Nigerian scammers. Life is good if your a Nigerian and can scam American government.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (jKqap)

123 A big potential issue is how many of us can get
exposed but have enough natural immunity not to get sick. If this
figure is large we can get back to business relatively quickly. It's a
math thing as it reduces greatly the potential rate of spread.



If this remains unknown, the Left will say we're all potential
spreaders and should limit all normal activity, which will kill the
economy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (9TdxA)

The Karens on Nextdoor are already saying that.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (6j2Bg)

124 Memorial Day post from the Bee:

'Governor Whitmer orders citizens to barbecue indoors.'

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

125 ... a virus that is now provably no deadlier than a bad flu season...
________

For rhetorical reasons (at least) I'm not crazy about that assertion. It leaves open the response that it's because of the lockdown that the numbers are as they are. In fact, the facts we have are not enough for certainty. And we there run up against the relativist skepticism that is rampant here. "Who's to say. If it saves one life..."

And we don't need them to be. The costs of the lockdown are, in themselves, so high that we can simply put the burden of proof on those who support it. A burden they cannot meet.

Of course, that may be too involved for much of the public. I confess that my least favorite Aristotle is the Rhetoric. So maybe I'm wrong. But at least we should push the burden of proof argument as well. It should get through to some.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (ZbwAu)

126 If you get less than the infectious dose (in other words, you don't really get sick), will your body build up anti-bodies, anyways?

If not - then we can stop talking about a vaccine.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (7a8uF)

127 You know who else loves this mask shit. People with bad teeth.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (KtbSq)

128 I used to be able to talk around prickly issues with progressive relatives in the cause of maintaining good relations. COVID and the social mania we're going through has made that impossible. So we're simply not talking at all. Which may be the best course. I'm not sure.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (H8QX8)

129 Interesting. I'm seeing more masks, not less. A month ago I would see 10-20% of people in Walmart with masks. This weekend it was about 75%.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:01 AM (H8QX


Same here. My theory is, a month ago, those people weren't even setting foot in a store - they were ordering in everything. Now they're venturing out, and carrying their hysteria with them.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (TXy1K)

130 I'm seeing more and more employees with their nose out or wearing it as a chin guard.



Why? Because they can't exert themselves AND breathe while wearing it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:08 AM (Ol/Jg)


I see that too and the store employees walk against the arrows. I wonder if the Karens get upset at the "heroes" who do that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:14 AM (m7PG+)

131 Not getting any news coverage from the MFM, but
Washingon State lost hundreds of millions to Nigerian scammers. Life is
good if your a Nigerian and can scam American government.


Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (jKqap)



In Colorado too, from what my sister says.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

132 Remember wearing MOPP IV gear? Or, how about working fiberglass. Breathing through heavy filters is exhausting.
Posted by: Puddin Head



Rebreathing co2 will do that also.
As one person told me, who went thru the military's CBRN training,

"anyone who went thru the military's cbrn training knows, this is all bullshit".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (Ol/Jg)

133 "'Governor Whitmer orders citizens to barbecue indoors.'


Make sure the house windows are closed, to confine any airborne flu chunks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (3D/fK)

134 Woo, hoo. Not a cancerous mass but it needs to be removed. It's 8mm and is fragmented. Friend had the same thing without the removal. Few years down the way she had stage 2 breast cancer. Are the 2 related, who knows, but I would rather not find out. Have been referred to a surgeon.
Also mentioned the after call service not sending me to the doc on call on Friday night for them to give me the biopsy results after my doc left a message to call back. Doc's office wasn't happy. They will look into it, I hope.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (JVgnl)

135 127>>> Fucking Brits...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (NZbXf)

136 No one talking about Amy Cooper? NYC dog abuser who reported black man filming her falsely claiming he was threatening her.
Her dog seems to be injured alot. Think she has dog munchhausen. Seeing her drag her poor dog around by the collar was sickening. The dog was surrendered but I am sure the poor dog is lonely as hell.
Posted by: MHK at May 26, 2020 07:45 AM (iQIUe)
************
Did the owner surrender the dog to the authorities?
When I saw the video I kept thinking that cocker spaniel is going to choke to death.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (wiXsO)

137 In this world of retail politics, where looks are everything and surgery is everywhere, how in the world did the Karenleiter of Chicago get elected? She looks like Michael Keaton's Beetlejiuce.

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (4EIFd)

138 Woo, hoo. Not a cancerous mass


Wonderful news!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (lwiT4)

139 Whitmer's boat better be a submarine,I don't want to see that piece of shit floating on top.
Her hubby has his balls in permanent storage behind the vet's office.

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (5IHGB)

140 Everyone standing in lines to get into Lowes - waiting for permission. Everyone complying with an illegal governor's mandate that you have to wear stupid masks. Everyone acting like everyone else has the plague and won't get within feet of each other. Plexiglass "spit shields" at every point of sale.

--

Aside from the in-your-face tyranny coming from the usual Democrat 'leadership,' I've just about reached the point where I believe this sedated compliance (and shaming of others not of the mind) to be people that need to feel part of something...that are deeply looking for something that gives their lives meaning. To feel a part of the whole. There's a lot of psychological stuff going on here for why so much of the population desires to be a part of that hive. It's the desire to feel important. To be part of something. I really believe that's playing a role here.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (O+I8R)

141 Ugh, that picture every time I refresh. Blow up doll from hell!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (O+I8R)

142 Thanks as always JJ.

Amazes me each morning that you put this together and post it for us...and on your Birthday, no less!?

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (oOvGm)

143 Angry Mob Screams Obscenities at Non-Mask Wearing Customer in Staten Island Grocery Store
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That's discouraging. Staten Island is the closest thing to America NYC has.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (ZbwAu)

144 " Woo, hoo. Not a cancerous mass but it needs to be removed"

finally, some good news.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (3D/fK)

145 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (u82oZ)

146 Kislyak appears to have pestered Trump officials repeatedly for meetings. Not entirely surprising, I guess, given that he wanted to get to know the incoming administration, but it looks suspicious now given all the Deep State tentacles trying to entrap Flynn and the new President.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (NVYyb)

147 Good morning, J.J.

What garrett said.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (WEBkv)

148 WaPo and NYT bemoaning Trumps tweets about Psycho Joe's dead intern, saying he should get knocked off twitter. Mika reads a letter from the dead interns husband. Ironically the husband notes the Internet rumors started With the left back when Psycho Joe pretender to be conservative.

Trump is just fucking with Psycho Joe and Mika for running a three year hate operation against him. I haven't seen Joe deny the rumors with a good alibi

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 08:17 AM (9TdxA)

149 Slides into the content.
Stands and dusts dirt off.
Gets safe call.

That piece on Kislyack should be banner headline news.

Especially the 'smell a rat?' line.

Yep. A suttering JEF rat.


Thanks jj.

Posted by: torabora at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (9ekcZ)

150 123 A big potential issue is how many of us can get
exposed but have enough natural immunity not to get sick. If this
figure is large we can get back to business relatively quickly. It's a
math thing as it reduces greatly the potential rate of spread.



If this remains unknown, the Left will say we're all potential
spreaders and should limit all normal activity, which will kill the
economy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 26, 2020 08:00 AM (9TdxA)

The Karens on Nextdoor are already saying that.
Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:13 AM (6j2Bg)

============

That's when you throw the study in their faces that shows that the asymptomatic don't spread the disease much, in fact, not really at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (LvTSG)

151 At local Walmart Saturday, most were ignoring the one way isles. I didn't of course, always doing what the government demands of me and wagged my finger at so many shoppers..../sarc

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (jKqap)

152 G'morning, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (3D/fK)

153
In this world of retail politics, where looks are everything and surgery
is everywhere, how in the world did the Karenleiter of Chicago get
elected? She looks like Michael Keaton's Beetlejiuce.

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (4EIFd)


There were about 20 candidates in the last election. 20 Democrats. Republicans don't run. It came down to Dykefoot and Toni Taxwinkle who runs Crook County. Taxwinkle wasn't popular because of her tax on soft drinks. So Grady from Sanford and Son won

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (m7PG+)

154 Lots of panic porn on the radio this morning, second wave breaking out and it will be even worse because of the (very limited() Memorial Day activities

Bad American. Back in your cages.

Seems to be more masks than ever in the grocery stores. At least some parents are letting up and allowing my kid so play with theirs.sucks. Still can't fathom in a mere 2 months the age old tradition of shaking hands is now forbidden as just too dangerous and to be thrown overboard. This new normal sucks big time.

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (MxEKc)

155 Dobroe ytro dorogiiya morons.

I know Ann Coulter is not too popular among the horde, but I have always been a fan. WTH Ann? Jeff Sessions is whom you defend?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (EZebt)

156 Great news, neverenoughcaffeine! Now you can get a good nights' rest tonight!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:19 AM (O+I8R)

157 If customers see another customer not wearing a surgical mask in the
grocery store, should they all corral into an angry mob while pelting
the non-mask wearer with a torrent of obscenities until they cooperate?





Get your stinking paws off of me you damn dirty Karens!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:19 AM (m7PG+)

158 wearing a mask doesn't make you righteous and it doesn't do a damn thing to protect you either

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:17 AM

Funny, that's what all the "experts" were saying back in February and early March too.

Then suddenly, sometime in April, masks not only magically started protecting people, but they were required by Governor decree, otherwise you were killing grandma.

So when the "experts" claimed to have no idea about the details of the virus and estimated 2%-4% fatality rate, masks were useless. The demigod Fauci himself stated on FEB 17 that the chances for infection in the USA were "minuscule".

Now, when we have more data about the virus and the estimated fatality rate is 0.26%, it's "wear a mask or we're all gonna DIEEEEE!!!"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (Do5/p)

159
The governors of both states both say these policies are based on "science."
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (17n5k)

"A reading from the book of the prophet Science."

"Glory to you, O Science."

"'Science did step in front of the multitude, who wept and begged him for his guidance. Thus spoke Science: 'I shall guide you through the darkness of the Invisible Sickness. You shall spurn the enclosed spaces, and the open spaces; you shall remain in your homes, excepting to purchase food, that the Angel of Death will not see you.'

"'But Science!' The people cried. 'You have told us if we are outside four cubits the Invisible Death cannot travel! Why must we spurn the open places?'

"'You shall not gather in groups larger than ten. The Temple Guard shall oversee this,' answered Science.

"Shlemiel the Annoying stepped to the foreground. 'Why not nine? Why not eleven?' he asked, but he was beaten by the Temple Guard.

"'All spaces outside your homes, you will spurn for a period of fourteen days,' spake Science. 'You shall wear the colorful masks of Glasses Fogging, and you shall employ the Hand Cleaner Gel until thine hands are dry and weird feeling. Thou shalt report all who violate to the Temple Guard. I am Science, and I have spoken.'

"Ahzek the Merchant stepped to the fore. 'My lord Science, we understand that the Invisible Death is serious. But thou has decreed that the people may go to the Market of Walls, but my shop is not permitted. Now everyone goes to the Market of Walls and thus become closer than ever. Forgive us, great one, but we do not follow the logic.' He was beaten by the Temple Guard."

Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (BAsqb)

160 J.J., thank you. Outstanding as always.

You are our 1 person Intel and I&W Department.

For Dem Cities, the Third World arrived long ago. Your pic at top embassies that, in no uncertain terms. I guess the Democrat Party is the party of slavers. Always has been, for that matter.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (u82oZ)

161 I'm seeing less and less masks from people outside here in central PA, I haven't really ventured into too many stores lately. My beloved Trader Joe's is still requiring them which is making me rethink my devotion.

My best friend from my 20s (we're now in our 40s) posted a picture of her two year old in a mask and said 'he wears it for you.' I've been biting my tongue because while I don't want to sever the relationship, the mask wearing drives me up a wall, especially for kids! I really want to say - actually I would prefer he didn't. They're in DC, her husband is a millennial works for the TSA.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (xU7mE)

162 I knew this was going to happen during Ye Olde Lockdown: No water because of a main break. But I have plenty of bottled water, though. Should have run the dishwasher yesterday.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (6j2Bg)

163 I know Ann Coulter is not too popular among the horde, but I have always been a fan. WTH Ann? Jeff Sessions is whom you defend?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (EZebt)
------------

Ann is right, a lot, but when she's wrong, she goes full pedal to the metal.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (WEBkv)

164 Morning glories.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (iWCRg)

165 I love grits. So, please deliver.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:06 AM (b4jST


I live in one of the larger cities in my Deep South state, and I can't find a decent order of grits anywhere in town. Even the nicer places, that I'm sure know how to make them, can't restrain themselves from adding eight or ten extra ingredients to make them "interesting."


I haven't done Waffle/Huddle House in many years, but maybe it's come to that.

I should probably save this for ace's next "1st World Problems" thread.

Posted by: Ed at May 26, 2020 08:20 AM (YqED9)

166 I think we are getting close to JJ's actual Birthday, as oppressed to his many birthdays. I hope he gets a coconut cake.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (/669Q)

167 If customers see another customer not wearing a surgical mask in the grocery store, should they all corral into an angry mob while pelting the non-mask wearer with a torrent of obscenities until they cooperate? A debate over that very question has erupted online in response to a viral video out of Staten Island, New York showing customers heckle and berate a total stranger for not wearing a face covering...
=======

Ooooh...I would love for that to happen to me.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (vg8iE)

168 Funny, I feel that way about Walmart...pandemic or no pandemic. Have you seen those shoppers!?

This is why I always get Walmart pickup, even before this thing happened. Why expose yourself to People of Walmart when you don't have to.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (6XLoz)

169 /off AG sock

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (YqED9)

170 Embiggen this graphic display of CCP Attack Virus deaths and you'll shake your head in absolute wonder. How are the Lock Down Democrats getting away with this, in light of the actual data?

https://tinyurl.com/yavjsgox

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (NVYyb)

171 a virus that is now provably no deadlier than a bad flu season...
________

For rhetorical reasons (at least) I'm not crazy about that assertion. It leaves open the response that it's because of the lockdown that the numbers are as they are.

Posted by: Eeyore


Take them back to the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. The perfect floating, sealed petri dish.

3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air.

10 deaths.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (Ol/Jg)

172 Lady in Black, I agree completely. It's a sign of how empty people's live are. Hamlet said "What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more."

Now, suddenly comes adventure! Risk! Peril! Heroism! Obedience isn't a chore, it's a positive virtue for such a reward.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 26, 2020 08:22 AM (TXy1K)

173 Ooooh...I would love for that to happen to me.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (vg8iE)

Likewise.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:22 AM (H8QX8)

174 I know Ann Coulter is not too popular among the horde, but I have always been a fan. WTH Ann? Jeff Sessions is whom you defend?

Ann gets things wrong occasionally and she doesn't do anything halfway. Before Sessions she was blasting Trump for not having more of the wall built.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:22 AM (6XLoz)

175 City of Big Bear Lake tells Newsom they won't enforce his rules:

https://tinyurl.com/yayz9z8w

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:22 AM (bDqIh)

176 To be part of something. I really believe that's playing a role here.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:16 AM (O+I8R)

I get it - I have similar thoughts regarding the masks. They wear them not as a prophylaxis against Chinese Peking Pox, but as a badge of honor. In fact my father, who suffers not the fool - got mask shamed a few weeks back by a woman in the grocery store that said "I'm not wearing this for me, I'm wearing it for you!" It's a badge of honor that they use to profess how good of people they are. It's just like all of these pseudo activism causes that people endlessly preach on us - it's a way for them to project how good people they are.

People who are self-assured and know who they are don't need to do this. They live their lives knowing that they are doing it the best they can and they're comfortable with that. They don't need the affirmations or recriminations of their fellow man- whether its because they are morally self-assured or they know that the ultimate judge of their existence resides not on earth.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 08:23 AM (9V81o)

177 @grammie: Went to church this last Sunday, it was glorious.

Amazingly, there were quite a few other congregants in attendance.

Next Sunday will be communion and with the Ninth Circus striking down religious freedom, well, resistance feels good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 08:23 AM (WEBkv)

178 ^^ Aaah the "JOYS" of Swiss Sex? RE-COILER UGH!!!! I'd rather Tobler on ma own..............

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 08:23 AM (5IHGB)

179 I'd rather Tobler on ma own

OK, now that was pretty good.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (NWiLs)

180 That's when you throw the study in their faces
that shows that the asymptomatic don't spread the disease much, in fact,
not really at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (LvTSG)

I did that the other day and the post got nuked the next day. My Nextdoor feed is a delight: Someone can post slander against another poster and it stays but I post something about how even the experts say it's OK to not wear a mask outside and it disappears.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (6j2Bg)

181 a virus that is now provably no deadlier than a bad flu season...

________



For rhetorical reasons (at least) I'm not crazy about that
assertion. It leaves open the response that it's because of the lockdown
that the numbers are as they are.

------------

It may be deadlier but with a lower transmission rate?


It may be deadlier to certain populations?

Unfortunately, it is so politicized that data is going be manipulated, interpreted in so many different ways.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (sX1BW)

182 New York Gov. Angel-of-Death Cuomo Admits "We Failed Making Projections, All Experts Were Wrong"
______

This sounds like CYA. Does that mean that the nursing home murders have traction beyond the right-wing web? That would be good.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (ZbwAu)

183 My beloved Trader Joe's is still requiring them which is making me rethink my devotion.

--

My local Trader Joe's in G'ville, SC is one of the only places left here where I'm still seeing the single-file line out the door with their masked customers waiting until the store has space to let them in.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (O+I8R)

184 Looks like many of the stores here have removed
their floor arrows, and generally relaxing their requirements for Wu-Flu
related actions.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 07:55 AM (3D/fK)


Most stores around here have removed their one entrance and exit but the arrows remain. I'm at a loss as to how walking past someone just walking past them will spread Flu Manchu. Does it leap from person to person if you get within 6 feet of someone else?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (m7PG+)

185 MASS HYSTERIA !111!!!!


It's for real folks.

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (zr5Kq)

186 "There's a lot of psychological stuff going on here
for why so much of the population desires to be a part of that hive.
It's the desire to feel important. To be part of something. I really
believe that's playing a role here.





Posted by: Lady in Black"

I've thought about that and think that is a large part of it. People wanting this to be as bad a the propaganda so they can experience and take part in a historic event that breaks up the monotony of daily life. It's like taking part in WWII from your living room Plus everybody get to be a hero.

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (MxEKc)

187 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (JVgnl)

A prayer for complete and speedy healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (EZebt)

188 Ann Coulter has gone the way of Matt Drudge for awhile now. She has become unhinged and comes across as crazy.

I know she went off about Sessions and Tuberville, but the way she went about it was disgusting.

I don't agree with Trump on Tuberville and feel that he might be a grifter whose beliefs don't align with conservatives, but I am not trashing Trump because of it.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (wiXsO)

189 #131. How many Nigerian scammers are actually American Democrats decamped to Nigeria to hook up to a internet connection there to work their con?
How would some Nigerian know how to worm into an American government computer system?

If it was easy everyone would be doing it.

Posted by: torabora at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (9ekcZ)

190 This weekend we had some older friends over for drinks, and they recently visited their son and his wife (plus two little kids). They told us their young grandchildren freak out when family members go to the store, "Don't go outside! It's not safe! Wear your mask!". And they cry.

Who the hell would ever raise their kids with such fears? Bizarre doesn't quite cover it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (NVYyb)

191 Take them back to the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. The perfect floating, sealed petri dish.



3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air.



10 deaths.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (Ol/Jg)

Better yet, the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Crew of 4500. 678 positive test results. 1 death.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (H8QX8)

192 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (JVgnl)

GOOD NEWS!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (NZbXf)

193 >>Take them back to the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. The perfect floating, sealed petri dish.

>>3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air.

>10 deaths.


Obviously, this is a Heretic in Need of Burning.

Posted by: The Cuntsul of Karens at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (oOvGm)

194 I haven't worn a mask during this whole nightmare until Saturday when I went to get a new tattoo. I continue to refuse, luckily so far it's not mandatory in NoVa.

Posted by: stourma at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (cgMvz)

195 I enjoy watching mask wearers eyeballing me. They are either thinking 'am I a fool for wearing one' or 'what a despicable deplorable'. I smile at them, regardless. Good Times.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (b4jST)

196 got mask shamed a few weeks back by a woman in the grocery store that
said "I'm not wearing this for me, I'm wearing it for you!" It's a
badge of honor that they use to profess how good of people they are.
----------

An outward physical manifestation of our Facebook society where you can get a "like" and feel good just because others gave you a thumbs up.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (sX1BW)

197 New York Gov. Angel-of-Death Cuomo Admits "We Failed Making Projections, All Experts Were Wrong"
______

This sounds like CYA. Does that mean that the nursing home murders have traction beyond the right-wing web? That would be good.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (ZbwAu)

Mistakes were made. It was a bad call. Your safety is important to us. Those responsible have been given sternly worded letters in their personnel files, or they would if we knew who they were and their union allowed us to write them sternly worded letters. Now that the healing has begun, we should stop dwelling in the past. No questions. Thank you.

Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 08:27 AM (BAsqb)

198 I'm convinced that Ann C. picked up a SDT from Maher and it eats away at her brain.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:27 AM (JVgnl)

199 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:15 AM (JVgnl)

👍

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 08:27 AM (P4fji)

200 Did one cruise with the family. Never will do another. I felt like a herded rat and really didn't want to sit in a hot tube full of butt soup. Wife wasn't impressed either.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:28 AM (b4jST)

201 166 I think we are getting close to JJ's actual Birthday, as oppressed to his many birthdays. I hope he gets a coconut cake.
_____________

I forget if it's the 30th or 31st, but it's the end of the month, so yep, coming soon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 08:28 AM (k4dH2)

202 Re: Sessions. Coulter aside, his claim "My actions led to you being exonerated" are completely non-sensical. Is he really trying to say he played a key role in clearing the President? By not participating at all? By appointing a Star Chamber prosecution team of Angry Democrats?

Sessions is not just ineffectual, he's also a little nuts and a lot desperate.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:28 AM (NVYyb)

203 197 You forgot "we are monitoring the situation" (in hopes this shit blows over and people forget).

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (C1Lsn)

204 Seriously, though...

If you are wearing a mask (with the belief that it does anything for you) why would you care if others wear one?

Is your mask less efficient?

Or, is it the concern that it does not work and you are a bit touchy about that?

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (oOvGm)

205
Last week Tucker Carlson showed a video of a guy beating up an man in a nursing home. Punching him repeatedly in the face. Not a word of it in the MFM. Not a word of it. I wonder why?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (m7PG+)

206 197 New York Gov. Angel-of-Death Cuomo Admits "We Failed Making Projections, All Experts Were Wrong"
______

This sounds like CYA. Does that mean that the nursing home murders have traction beyond the right-wing web? That would be good.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (ZbwAu)

Mistakes were made. It was a bad call. Your safety is important to us. Those responsible have been given sternly worded letters in their personnel files, or they would if we knew who they were and their union allowed us to write them sternly worded letters. Now that the healing has begun, we should stop dwelling in the past. No questions. Thank you.
Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 08:27 AM (BAsqb)

Bad call? BAD CALL? These people are DEAD, Cuomo! Don't you have ANY idea what you've done here?!

Posted by: Ellen Ripley at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (NWiLs)

207 "It may be deadlier but with a lower transmission rate?


It may be deadlier to certain populations?

Unfortunately, it is so politicized that data is going be manipulated, interpreted in so many different ways. "

Wu-Flu is kinda like commercial airline travel.


Most of the worlds population never actually fly.

For most that do, the flight is uneventful

For some, there is some turbulence, or other discomfort. But at the end of the flight, they get off the plane safely.

For a much smaller subset, the flight ends in a crash, and few survive.


Yet.....we still have commercial airline travel.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (3D/fK)

208 I hope he gets a coconut cake.
-----------------------
I have always hated coconut cake. Looks good but the coconut shavings feel like lice in your mouth. Total Skeev.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (b4jST)

209 "I'm not wearing this for me, I'm wearing it for you". Somewhere Jesus is mumbling about a speck and a plank.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (xceTB)

210 Did one cruise with the family. Never will do another.


Did not cruise on QEII I gather ?

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (zr5Kq)

211 194 I haven't worn a mask during this whole nightmare until Saturday when I went to get a new tattoo. I continue to refuse, luckily so far it's not mandatory in NoVa.
Posted by: stourma at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (cgMvz)
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I kept seeing over the weekend that our feckless Governor was going to make it mandatory state-wide starting today, but I haven't seen a proclamation yet. Yet.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (/669Q)

212 Things I wish I'd known about Afghanistan:

(WSJ) "The Administration is required by law to certify to Congress that any U.S.-Taliban deal won't make the U.S. any more vulnerable to terrorist attacks from Afghanistan. "

Who passed THAT law?

Posted by: FloridaMan at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (CuTuZ)

213 46 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (YaiCw)

scream at sky
wear pussy hats
cry themselves to sleep

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (JFO2v)

214 WTF happened to Coulter?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (IYHxL)

215 I've thought about that and think that is a large part of it. People wanting this to be as bad a the propaganda so they can experience and take part in a historic event that breaks up the monotony of daily life. It's like taking part in WWII from your living room Plus everybody get to be a hero.

==

EXACTLY. Well put.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (O+I8R)

216 Got a rude shock when I went to check our credit score in preparation for buying a house next year.


It went from 849 to 814 the month after I paid off my truck loan early. It says we do not have enough revolving credit payments or car loan payments to demonstrate "outstanding" credit worthiness.

We never have a balance on our credit card and rarely use it for anything which makes us bad people I guess.


That 35 point drop could increase our interest rate on the new mortgage by a quarter point, over 15 years that is going to be a lot of money. So the wife and I decided to take out a 36 month loan to buy her a new car even though we could pay cash for one and give her current CR-V to her sister to get our score back up.


This stuff is insane.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JUOKG)

217 I know Ann Coulter is not too popular among the horde, but I have always been a fan. WTH Ann? Jeff Sessions is whom you defend?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2020 08:18 AM (EZebt)
~~~~~

I agree with her on most things, not all, but she is frequently right. JackStraw has staunchly defended Sessions and I tend to agree with that stance but PDT''s recent caustic tweets are cause for reconsideration.

Also, Ann Coulter was pretty much the only one who warned us about CJ John Roberts. She was soooo right.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (sGotD)

218 Or, is it the concern that it does not work and you are a bit touchy about that?
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (oOvGm)
-------------

No, it's because deep down, mask wearers know it's foolishness and those who don't validate their foolishness through also wearing a mask threaten mask wearers into confronting their hysteria.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (WEBkv)

219 166 I think we are getting close to JJ's actual Birthday, as oppressed to his many birthdays. I hope he gets a coconut cake.
Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:21 AM (/669Q)

White cake
white homemade frosting
Coconut flakes hand applied by Mamaw

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JFO2v)

220 46 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this
magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (YaiCw)


We don't want to find out.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (H8QX8)

221 Before Sessions she was blasting Trump for not having more of the wall built.

Speaking of the big, luxurious Wall, seven more miles completed last week, and 74 miles began construction.

...because Trump is beleaguered and too busy responding to attacks.

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (8DRUP)

222 OK, now that was pretty good.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM (NWiLs)

===

I think you forgot the obligatory, "I'll have whatever he's having."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (EZebt)

223 "I'm not wearing this for me, I'm wearing it for you".

==

Good, knock yourself out. A good reply: "I'm not wearing one...for me."

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (O+I8R)

224 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.


Excellent point about air travel. I will use that argument. Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (u82oZ)

225 205
Last week Tucker Carlson showed a video of a guy beating up an man in a nursing home. Punching him repeatedly in the face. Not a word of it in the MFM. Not a word of it. I wonder why?
-----------------------------
Same deal with the elderly couple gunned down at a Veteran's cemetary while visiting their son's grave. Black guys and illegals never get into the newspapers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (b4jST)

226 >>WTF happened to Coulter?


Bill Maher's semen was left in her stomach for a bit too long.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (oOvGm)

227 Coulter aside, his claim "My actions led to you being exonerated" are completely non-sensical. Is he really trying to say he played a key role in clearing the President? By not participating at all? By appointing a Star Chamber prosecution team of Angry Democrats?

In fairness to Sessions, the Mueller thing left the Deep State more exposed than when it started. Schiff's dumb attempt to paper over the damage with impeachment just made it worse. Don't stop your enemy when they're destroying yourself, and all that.

Now, I don't think Sessions was 4D chess enough to have foreseen that, but it is a defense.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (6XLoz)

228 Last week Tucker Carlson showed a video of a guy
beating up an man in a nursing home. Punching him repeatedly in the
face. Not a word of it in the MFM. Not a word of it. I wonder why?


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2020 08:29 AM (m7PG+)


Local Crime Story (TM)

Posted by: Sarah Kliff at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (NVYyb)

229 That 35 point drop could increase our interest rate on the new mortgage by a quarter point, over 15 years that is going to be a lot of money. So the wife and I decided to take out a 36 month loan to buy her a new car even though we could pay cash for one and give her current CR-V to her sister to get our score back up.


This stuff is insane.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JUOKG)
-------------

We paid off the house and our credit score dropped.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (WEBkv)

230 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this
magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (YaiCw)


We don't want to find out.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (H8QX


They will sell you out. Fast.

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (zr5Kq)

231 205
Last week Tucker Carlson showed a video of a guy beating up an man in a nursing home. Punching him repeatedly in the face. Not a word of it in the MFM. Not a word of it. I wonder why?
_________________

Trump tweeted about it, and it was covered in the U.K. paper the Daily Mail. The thug was criminally charged. The old guy he was beating up for fun was 95.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 08:32 AM (k4dH2)

232 An outward physical manifestation of our Facebook society where you can get a "like" and feel good just because others gave you a thumbs up.
Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (sX1BW)

Pops ain't one to suffer fools usually. Unfortunately he just had a spinal tap (where the PA missed it 3 times before the doctor came in an put it in) to diagnose 3 herniated discs - compounded with stenosis - which is leading to paralysis. He's a walking monolith. 6'7" 250lbs 68 year old that walks like frankenstein and can't move. He's in no condition to exert his hostility towards these people.

So he replied in the most sarcastic way possible "Well I'm most grateful for your benevolence. Have a nice day."

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 08:33 AM (9V81o)

233 3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air. 10 deaths.

If I'm going to get nit-picky, it was 3,700 people; 27 days; 712 (18%) tested positive, 14 deaths.

But still an unintentional science experiment demonstrating that Oriental Lung Aids was never the Extinction Level Even portrayed in the media.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:33 AM (17n5k)

234 I don't agree with Trump on Tuberville and feel that he might be a grifter whose beliefs don't align with conservatives, but I am not trashing Trump because of it.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 26, 2020 08:25 AM (wiXsO)

You may be right about Truberville. Let's hope not but ....we've been surprised before.

But.

Tuberville is NOT Sessions and in PDT'd mind thats the ONLY thing that matters. Trump feels Sessions should have told him he was going to recuse--thereby giving Trump a chance to put in a non -recusing AG.
Right or wrong but when Trump believe that you 100 % fucked him, its burn it down and salt the earth time . Trump is Old Testament. Bigly.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (hME8J)

235 198 I'm convinced that Ann C. picked up a SDT from Maher and it eats away at her brain.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:27 AM (JVgnl)

SDT
Serious
Derangement
of
Trump

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (JFO2v)

236 Now, I don't think Sessions was 4D chess enough to have foreseen that, but it is a defense.

Unlike your more charitable view, I don't give it any credence at all as a defense. It looks like an after-the-fact desperation ploy to find a best-fit explanation of his ridiculous actions.

Posted by: Sarah Kliff at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (NVYyb)

237 It's not my usual site, but when my boss called me a couple weeks ago and asked if I was interested in filling in for a bit, I jumped all over it just to have something to do.

Now my normal site is restarting and I am supervising both from here. I am ok with that. My normal is FAR FAR worse than this site.

Worst thing I have to worry about here is getting a bit bored and hot boxing myself all day in the mask (it is amazing how damp the beard gets.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (YaiCw)

238 233 3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air. 10 deaths.

If I'm going to get nit-picky, it was 3,700 people; 27 days; 712 (18%) tested positive, 14 deaths.

But still an unintentional science experiment demonstrating that Oriental Lung Aids was never the Extinction Level Even portrayed in the media.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:33 AM (17n5k)

Yup. The ship should've been a floating morgue.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (NWiLs)

239 Oops- Vox sock off

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (NVYyb)

240 Alright, grindstone calls. Have a great day, all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (NWiLs)

241 Re: Sessions. Coulter aside, his claim "My actions led to you being
exonerated" are completely non-sensical. Is he really trying to say he
played a key role in clearing the President? By not participating at
all? By appointing a Star Chamber prosecution team of Angry Democrats?

Sessions is not just ineffectual, he's also a little nuts and a lot desperate.
-----------

I'm inclined to believe that Sessions did what he thought was the right thing and that he did for Trump's benefit. He was not trying to hurt or undermine Trump. And that he would be a better Senator than Tuberville only because Tuberville is sort of a political unknown.


That being said, this is just more evidence in my belief that you never pull a good Senator out of the Senate and risk putting that seat in play. Senate seats are just too valuable. And Senators - like most legislatures - especially ones who spend more time in Congress - tend to be more risk averse. They are not always especially aggressive executives.





Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (sX1BW)

242 >>But still an unintentional science experiment demonstrating that Oriental Lung Aids was never the Extinction Level Even portrayed in the media.


Crazy isn't it?

Imagine, all things being equal and proposing that experiment.

We're gonna need 3200 people, a Pangolin and a big boat.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (oOvGm)

243 194 I haven't worn a mask during this whole
nightmare until Saturday when I went to get a new tattoo. I continue to
refuse, luckily so far it's not mandatory in NoVa.

Posted by: stourma at May 26, 2020 08:26 AM (cgMvz)

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I kept seeing over the weekend that our feckless Governor was going
to make it mandatory state-wide starting today, but I haven't seen a
proclamation yet. Yet.



Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (/669Q)

I've seen that too. So far my practice is that I'll carry a mask with me but I ain't wearing it unless I absolutely have to. I haven't worn it. If Gov. Photos on the Beach Sans Mask makes it mandatory I may be tempted to see what happens if I don't.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (6j2Bg)

244 About time:

Trump wants a new commission set up to review complains of anti conservative bias and censorship on social media-

FB/Twitter/YouTube have been banned in China but they're still carrying the water of the murderous,concentration camp running CCP!

https://tinyurl.com/y7m6hqoq

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM (bDqIh)

245 That 35 point drop could increase our interest rate on the new mortgage by a quarter point, over 15 years that is going to be a lot of money. So the wife and I decided to take out a 36 month loan to buy her a new car even though we could pay cash for one and give her current CR-V to her sister to get our score back up.


This stuff is insane.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JUOKG)

Go shop around. Remember they are selling money. Demand the best rate from your bank. If you dont get it walk next door.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM (JFO2v)

246 Trump is Old Testament. Bigly.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (hME8J)

I'd like to believe it. But the jury is still out on that one, for me anyway.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM (H8QX8)

247 I kept seeing over the weekend that our feckless Governor was going
to make it mandatory state-wide starting today, but I haven't seen a
proclamation yet. Yet.

--

We should note, that would be after he was caught unmasked at the beach over the weekend?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM (O+I8R)

248 We've cruised a lot. I like it because your hotel room goes with you. We stay away from the Celebrity type lines. Nothing over 1200 passengers and typically less. River cruising is fabulous, no tendering into a port. We really like Oceania and Viking, Viking does river and ocean.
Did the Holy Land on an older Princess ship. 550 passengers and we were upgraded because they were under capacity. Really nice stateroom and it was lovely having so few people on board. River cruises are typicall 125 and up.
One of the things we like about Viking is no casino and no stupid games. I don't believe children are allowed, not completely sure about that one.
Have never been ill after cruising.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (JVgnl)

249 I was listening to Korean radio back in January when they were dealing with OLA. Nothing partisan, no hysteria, just a top of the hour update telling people to wash their hands and report symptoms to their local health department. Listening to it really brought out how toxic American media is.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (17n5k)

250 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this
magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 07:46 AM (YaiCw)


There won't be any of that "chest out, chin high" bullshit. Of that I am sure.

It'll be dog eat dog.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (7a8uF)

251 That 35 point drop could increase our interest rate on the new mortgage by a quarter point, over 15 years that is going to be a lot of money. So the wife and I decided to take out a 36 month loan to buy her a new car even though we could pay cash for one and give her current CR-V to her sister to get our score back up.


This stuff is insane.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JUOKG)

My credit score sucks BTW.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (JFO2v)

252 JackStraw has staunchly defended Sessions and I tend to agree with that stance but PDT''s recent caustic tweets are cause for reconsideration.

We've got "Trust Sessions" and "Disinformation is necessary"/"Optics are important". I think Trump's tweets are the latter.

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (dYmWY)

253 Greenfield: How Susan Rice's Role in the Rwandan Genocide Predicted Obamagate
_______

Interesting. And I'd forgotten that.

What's a bit disturbing is that Greefield says that she was "a bridge too far" for many Democrats. Is there any such thing today?

Or is it merely that the political calculation has changed, and they now believe they can get away with more?

Posted by: Eeyore at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (ZbwAu)

254 238 233 3,200+ people. Mostly older travelers. Quarantined for 14 days on a floating city in cramped quarters. Breathing recirculated air. 10 deaths.

If I'm going to get nit-picky, it was 3,700 people; 27 days; 712 (18%) tested positive, 14 deaths.

But still an unintentional science experiment demonstrating that Oriental Lung Aids was never the Extinction Level Even portrayed in the media.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 08:33 AM (17n5k)

Yup. The ship should've been a floating morgue.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM (NWiLs)

==========

In a way, it has become a ghost ship.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (LvTSG)

255 You may be right about Truberville. Let's hope not but ....we've been surprised before.



But.



Tuberville is NOT Sessions and in PDT'd mind thats the ONLY thing
that matters. Trump feels Sessions should have told him he was going to
recuse--thereby giving Trump a chance to put in a non -recusing AG.

Right or wrong but when Trump believe that you 100 % fucked him,
its burn it down and salt the earth time . Trump is Old Testament.
Bigly.


Posted by: Voter theater. at May 26, 2020 08:34 AM

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I said sessions should have resigned instead of recusing himself when this all happened. And I have a gut feeling that is what Trump told him privately but he refused.


He was completely neutered and he could do nothing about investigating what was really happening at DOJ the two years meuller was sleeping at his desk.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (JUOKG)

256 Don't forget that one big reason Sessions got the AG spot because he was the first senator and either the first or second person in all of Congress to endorse Trump during the GOP primary. And that was when at least one of his Senate colleagues was still in the primary.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (6j2Bg)

257 Angry Mob Screams Obscenities at Non-Mask Wearing Customer in Staten Island Grocery Store
_______

That's discouraging. Staten Island is the closest thing to America NYC has.
Posted by: Eeyore


I'd have started coughing.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (Ol/Jg)

258 As my wife is from there, I can safely offer that Alabama is fairly fucked up - Tubby is an opportunist of the worst kind (Ole Miss pine box comment) and unfortunately has auburn ties, but Jones has got to go.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (xceTB)

259 "Yup. The ship should've been a floating morgue. "

Our children will tell their children of the sharks who still follow the cruise line routes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:39 AM (3D/fK)

260 I have always hated coconut cake. Looks good but the coconut shavings feel like lice in your mouth. Total Skeev.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 26, 2020 08:30 AM (b4jST)


James Beard's book of Southern Desserts has a recipe for coconut cake that the angels sing hymns of praise about. It's the deluxe birthday cake in this house.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 26, 2020 08:39 AM (TXy1K)

261 WSJ reports daily numbers of passengers screened at airports has doubled over the last three weeks, from 100,000 to over 200,000, but is obviously still way, way low. Hotel bookings aren't falling any more. WSJ is desperately searching for a bottom in this crazy economic drop.


Hope they are correct.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:40 AM (NVYyb)

262 I've seen that too. So far my practice is that I'll carry a mask with me but I ain't wearing it unless I absolutely have to. I haven't worn it. If Gov. Photos on the Beach Sans Mask makes it mandatory I may be tempted to see what happens if I don't.
Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (6j2Bg)
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I keep one in my purse for the same reason. I've had to use it at Costco and at the Hallmark store (!) and at Joann's where I also had to stand in a socialist line until someone came out and I could go in. I was there to buy fabric to make masks for the employees of the small store that my teenager works for. Ridiculous.

If Governor Blackface issues that proclamation, I shall be making one-layer masks out of seersucker for my family that fit loosely.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:40 AM (/669Q)

263 216 FICO scores are science and you have to believe science. I had to establish credit, not using any for years, to get a credit card for car rental purposes. I mentioned it to a lawyer friend, bankruptcy guy, and he made a call to a local bank and I had a small signature loan. Advised not to pay it off early, as it would make me look bad FICO wise.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 26, 2020 08:40 AM (C1Lsn)

264 241
That being said, this is just more evidence in my belief that you never pull a good Senator out of the Senate and risk putting that seat in play. Senate seats are just too valuable. And Senators - like most legislatures - especially ones who spend more time in Congress - tend to be more risk averse. They are not always especially aggressive executives.





Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 08:35 AM (sX1BW)

==========

The TJM plan for his first cabinet:

In an effort to smooth over wrinkles and antagonisms within the Republican Party after my ascension to the presidency, I will ask several Republican senators with whom I have had long term disagreements take up several important spots within the cabinet.

I will then work with the governors of those states from which the senators were drawn to come up with replacements that would feel welcome in the new TJM Republican Party.

Once installed, I would fire my entire cabinet and replace them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:40 AM (LvTSG)

265 There won't be any of that "chest out, chin high" bullshit. Of that I am sure.

It'll be dog eat dog.
Posted by: I Have No Party at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (7a8uF)

typical dinner at the Soetoro household.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:41 AM (JFO2v)

266 Let me take a wild guess-the last time Mayor Lightfoot was in church was for a baptism or wedding and considers church completely non essential. Yes, I hope she pisses off the many AA Christians and they do something about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 26, 2020 08:41 AM (+eVzC)

267 If only there was some higher authority -- call it a "federal government" or something -- with a Chief Executive and underling (like a "Top Cop") who took oaths requiring them to arrest fascist and prosecute fascist governors for wiping their asses with the Constitution and their citizens -- call it an "Attorney General" or something -- now of this would have ever happened, nor would such neo-totalitarian tyrants ever think about behaving in such a manner ever again.

Posted by: ShainS at May 26, 2020 08:41 AM (WqPYg)

268 I know Ann Coulter is not too popular among the horde, but I have always been a fan. WTH Ann? Jeff Sessions is whom you defend?

-
She was also a big fan of Obama hugger Krispy Kreme Chris Christie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 08:41 AM (+y/Ru)

269 Sessions was a natural and sentimental choice for AG by Trump. Sessions was the first senator to endorse him, and this was pivotal for him at the time. I understood. Also, Sessions had AG experience and an uncompromising reputation.
But he should have sat down with him beforehand and gone over what he expected in the job. That was a major executive oversight on Trump's part.



Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (H8QX8)

270 255
I said sessions should have resigned instead of recusing himself when this all happened. And I have a gut feeling that is what Trump told him privately but he refused.


He was completely neutered and he could do nothing about investigating what was really happening at DOJ the two years meuller was sleeping at his desk.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:38 AM (JUOKG)

===========

Who could Trump have gotten through the Senate at that time, with Russian collusion fever still high even within many parts of the Republican Party, to replace Sessions as AG?

Serious question?

Someone out to defend Trump and ensure that the FBI got cleaned up?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (LvTSG)

271 SO, the next moron meet-up will be on board a marked-down cruise ship, right? If not, why not? Whaddaya, bunch of sissies?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (8IOEj)

272 Tuberville may be a grifter, and PDJT certainly has had a lot of trouble picking his endorsements. Sessions might be a great potential Senate asset. All of that may be true.

Beside the point entirely. Sessions was a disaster as AG. Instead of trying to explain that fact away with farcical statements, he is better off moving on.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (NVYyb)

273 I fucking refuse to put one on. I did because of the tattoo, but I'm actually okay with that. The rest of it, nope. And what's with the social distancing and mask? I thought it was one or the other. What does it matter if you're 6ft away from someone with a mask on? We're being played and it's tiresome as hell.

Posted by: stourma at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (cgMvz)

274 Grits are normally best at small town dinners. If they open early for hunters they will have good grits and great coffee.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (eMtQa)

275 Have never been ill after cruising.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 26, 2020 08:37 AM (JVgnl)

Me and my wife's mantra on cruising is that we don't go on boats that we're not allowed to captain ourselves. Ferries excluded.
https://tinyurl.com/defsnewyearscruise

Only sickness experienced was of the rum-induced variety.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 26, 2020 08:43 AM (9V81o)

276 That 35 point drop could increase our interest rate
on the new mortgage by a quarter point, over 15 years that is going to
be a lot of money. So the wife and I decided to take out a 36 month loan
to buy her a new car even though we could pay cash for one and give her
current CR-V to her sister to get our score back up.





This stuff is insane.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:31 AM (JUOKG)



Go shop around. Remember they are selling money. Demand the best rate from your bank. If you dont get it walk next door.


Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM

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No way, sticking with our Credit Union. Last time we mortgage shopped our mortgage got sold twice before the ink on it had a chance to dry.

Besides, none of the banks I have seen rates for can compete with them. When we get our credit score back up we can get a 15 year fixed for 2.25%.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:43 AM (JUOKG)

277 Ann Coulter was never an intellectual powerhouse.

She was mostly a bomb throwing 'chick'.

...with an adam's apple 3x the size of mine.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:43 AM (oOvGm)

278 The sad part: if people are reacting like this to something of this
magnitude, how in the hell will they deal with an actual real crisis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

We now know most of the country will panic and run around with their hair on fire and do what the govt tells them, to do. And now there is also huge part, like me, that is not going to believe anything the the govt or MSM have to say about any crisis until I see it with my own eyes.

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (MxEKc)

279 Our children will tell their children of the sharks who still follow the cruise line routes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:39 AM (3D/fK)

Fun fact: The Washington Nationals' championship rings have a shark on them. It's in the under gallery.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (6j2Bg)

280 We should note, that would be after he was caught unmasked at the beach over the weekend?
Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 08:36 AM (O+I8R)
--------

That most certainly would.

You should see the Karens on NextDoor defending him. "I read that people completely took him by surprise by coming up to him and asking for a picture! He couldn't do anything about it!!!!!"

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (/669Q)

281 271 SO, the next moron meet-up will be on board a marked-down cruise ship, right? If not, why not? Whaddaya, bunch of sissies?
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (8IOEj)

Just ordered a travel case with room for my pangolin and bat. We will roast them when we cross equator.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (JFO2v)

282 There is no such thing as Good Grits.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (oOvGm)

283 Local Crime Story (TM)
______________

When it's the ubiquitous black on white crime, no matter how deranged or vicious or outrageous, it's always dismissed as a "local" crime story.

When it's the relatively rare white on black crime, it's always national news, non-stop coverage, and indisputable proof of what a horribly "racist" society we live in.

Odd how none of the MSM are ever interested in the effects of their constant efforts to drumbeat into the American psyche that this is a hopelessly raaaaaacist society in which poor, pitiful blacks are perpetual victims of all whites. They never stop to ask if a group of people who grow up steeped in the belief that they are horribly abused victims of an unjust society can use that belief to justify all sorts of vicious crimes against the people they've been taught since birth are their victimizers.

No, the hugely disproportionate number of black-on-white violent crimes is of zero interest to our "investigative" reporters. It's only the rare white-on-black crime that's worthy of coverage. Because it's only that one that fits the left's narrative.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 26, 2020 08:45 AM (k4dH2)

284 There is no such thing as Good Grits.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (oOvGm)

And then, all hell broke loose....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 08:45 AM (NZbXf)

285 So ... now Ann Coulter is a TDS, Never-Trumper whore?

- Sadz

Posted by: Marooned at May 26, 2020 08:45 AM (yYptV)

286 There is no such thing as Good Grits.


Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM

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Concur. Hash browns for the win!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 08:46 AM (JUOKG)

287 Who could Trump have gotten through the Senate at
that time, with Russian collusion fever still high even within many
parts of the Republican Party, to replace Sessions as AG?



Serious question?



Someone out to defend Trump and ensure that the FBI got cleaned up?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 08:42 AM (LvTSG)

And even then he was nearly a party-line vote, if I recall, because politics.

Posted by: Vendette at May 26, 2020 08:46 AM (6j2Bg)

288 Morning all...

@realDonaldTrump

There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone.....

....living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way

Posted by: Grammie Tami at May 26, 2020 08:46 AM (cF8AT)

289 Crocs stock is up big in pre-market trading today (I confess to not previously knowing it is a company and not just somebody's rubber shoe brand). I guess the Coblogs got their bonuses and are out buying new shoes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:46 AM (NVYyb)

290 282 There is no such thing as Good Grits.
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2020 08:44 AM (oOvGm)

girls raised in the south

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:46 AM (JFO2v)

291 Just saw a TV ad for Shamwow masks. We have now reached peak mask stupidity.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 26, 2020 08:47 AM (7ZQe3)

292 For all the American patriots who gave their last full measure and last dying breath to protect this Republic, all these Stasi Fascists really need to be ... well a certain tree called Liberty thirsts.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (1t3jS)

293 How is Trump going to stop blue states going to mail-in ballots?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (H8QX8)

294 "Just saw a TV ad for Shamwow masks. We have now reached peak mask stupidity.

Posted by: Pete Seria"

So you can wash your car with them?

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (MxEKc)

295 "There's no such thing as good grits."

Only one think I have to say... That means there's more for me! Pass that bowl over here!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (YqED9)

296 Just heard one of my lib Karen-with-a-Penis co-workers say, "There were a lot of people doing things they shouldn't have been doing this weekend. There's going to be a surge in two weeks! Look at Alabama."


What's up with Alabama?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (vg8iE)

297 If you want good grits, you need to go to a place like Mama Jo's Diner, Bumfuck SC early in the am. You do not want grits in the Parris Island mess hall (first time I had them).

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 26, 2020 08:49 AM (C1Lsn)

298 Ann gets things wrong occasionally and she doesn't do anything halfway. Before Sessions she was blasting Trump for not having more of the wall built.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:22 AM

It'd be better if she used her bullhorn to get the existing illegals kicked the hell out of here.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2020 08:49 AM (9UmRs)

299 OMG this is INSANE - as bad as that Kevin James video (that was humor):

https://tinyurl.com/y9ko72t5

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 08:49 AM (bDqIh)

300 Next shocking news report:

Nigerian crime ring scams California mail-in ballots, Gavin Newsome thoroughly defeated.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 08:50 AM (1t3jS)

301 MASS HYSTERIA !111!!!!

It's for real folks.
Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 08:24 AM


*looks at Boston*

Can confirm.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 08:50 AM (ejd/p)

302 What's up with Alabama?

Nothing that I've heard. CNN and the blue checks were screeching all weekend about footage showing some lake beach in Arkansas that was packed though. Maybe your Karen can't tell Southern states apart?

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 08:50 AM (6XLoz)

303 293 How is Trump going to stop blue states going to mail-in ballots?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (H8QX

Texas is basically a mail in ballot state as a judge rules that since no one is immune to WhuFlu it can be used as a disability to get a mail in vote.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:50 AM (JFO2v)

304 The SpaceX launch scheduled for tomorrow at 4:33 PM is only given a 40 per cent probability of going off on schedule, or so says the "Space Force" people who have been looking at the weather forecasts. The back up date is Saturday at 3:22 in the afternoon or Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (NVYyb)

305 Shamwow masks are yellow, and have a Shamwow logo plastered across it. And you get 4 for only $19.95 plus S&H.

Yeah, you can probably wash your car or even wipe your dogs ass with them and just throw them in the washer. Presto!

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (7ZQe3)

306 I bet if Alyssa Milano had been in that store in a crocheted mask, those morons would have been lining up for selfies with her.

Posted by: BK in TX at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (fhqAu)

307 Texas is basically a mail in ballot state as a judge rules that since no one is immune to WhuFlu it can be used as a disability to get a mail in vote.
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Oh, judges are now immunologists?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (vg8iE)

308 We paid off the house and our credit score dropped.

It's the new system which seems a bit stupid. If I understand it correctly, to have a high score you need multiple types of credit being used so credit card, car, house, etc.

Just paying off your debts makes you a bad risk. Go figure.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (P4fji)

309 296 Just heard one of my lib Karen-with-a-Penis co-workers say, "There were a lot of people doing things they shouldn't have been doing this weekend. There's going to be a surge in two weeks! Look at Alabama."


What's up with Alabama?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:48 AM (vg8iE)

Damn and we just got thru burning the stack of spring breakers bodies. Ordering more kerosene now!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:52 AM (JFO2v)

310 It's clear to me that the results of the 2020 election is going to be litigated.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 08:52 AM (H8QX8)

311 Let's hope Grenell is a busy little bee till the last second before Ratcliffe gets his hands on the steel doors and shuts them closed.


I have a feeling we are going to be underwhelmed with Ratcliffe's performance.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2020 08:52 AM (1vb+E)

312 So has Emmet Sullivan tried the 'dog ate my homework' defense yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 08:52 AM (1t3jS)

313 ... Julie Kelly: "it is likely that Kislyak, like so many other
Obama-friendly foreigners, was in cahoots with the Democrats to entrap
Team Trump before and after the election," ...
________


Collusion then? ... not to mention Treason. Oh well, at least they can arrest me for opening my business, going to church, or not wearing a mask (while murderers and rapists are released from prison) -- so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: ShainS at May 26, 2020 08:53 AM (WqPYg)

314 If Governor Blackface issues that proclamation, I shall be making one-layer masks out of seersucker for my family that fit loosely.
Posted by: bluebell



Pantyhose.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 08:53 AM (Ol/Jg)

315 Oh, judges are now immunologists?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 08:51 AM (vg8iE)

Judges know everything.

oh yeah

Fuck Hildago

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 08:53 AM (JFO2v)

Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/25/20) Memorial Day Edition

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. Pete Hegseth


Quote II

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Nathan Hale


Quote III

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” George S. Patton


Quote IV

“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics, and Walmart,”Rev. Courtney Lewis


Quote V

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. Because of these sacrifices, the dawn of justice and freedom throughout the world slowly casts its gleam across the horizon.― President Harry S. Truman


America will never forget? I am having my doubts Harry.

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I don't think my uncle lost his life in WWII fighting Nazis so that the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Chicago could play wannabe Nazis.


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What good is Twitter? I've learned you can't tell people #LearnToCode or ask them if they are retarded. A new parasite that attaches to the genitals of its host has been discovered on Twitter

A researcher from the University of Copenhagen's Natural History Museum of Denmark was checking out extreme close-ups of the North American millipede on Twitter (as one does) when she noticed white spots on its carapace. While the specks might look like nothing to most people, to Ana Sofia Reboleira they indicated the presence of a parasitical fungi not seen on this species of millipede before.


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Will it make a difference at the next election that the political party who wants to rob you of your liberty is the Democrats?

People just want to be people. Honest hard working people want to be just that, hard working people. Meet the new outlaws.

Apparently, it's not so clandestine.

I looked on Craigslist and since May 1, seven barbers and stylists in L.A. have advertised their services. Including Carmelle.

Carmelle, who asked me not to use her last name for fear of being fined, used to work for a salon in Santa Monica before the pandemic hit. She was furloughed on March 17.

Her manager, incorrectly, told her she was not eligible for unemployment while on furlough. So for a month she stayed home, with no income, worrying about how she was going to pay her bills and her rent.

She tried applying for jobs with delivery services and grocery stores, but didn't hear back.

"Ok, what am I gonna do?" she asked herself. "It's not like I can go get another career. I've been a hair stylist for 22 years."

So she pulled her grandmother's barber chair out of storage, hung a mirror on the wall of her living room, and stocked up on bleach and Barbicide and masks.

Then, she wrote her ad.

"I was like, 'I don't think people are gonna drive all the way out here to Compton to see me,'" she told me over the phone. "And when my phone had over 100 texts in one day, I was like, 'oh my goodness, what am I gonna do?' Is a lot of people out there that needs haircuts!'"

Speaking of haircuts, I'm scheduled for one on Tuesday. It's either that or join the Duck Dynasty crowd.


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Not only do we let Hillary Clinton Cankles down. So does Covid-19. I guess us deplorables are in good company.

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Women's clothing. I have no comment and I have learned enough over the years not to have a comment. Comment at your own discretion, you have been politely warned.


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Electric drag racer. Pretty damn fast but what kind of range does it have?

History was made recently when this bright orange dart of a car became the first electric car to eclipse 200 miles per hour in the quarter mile. Running a 7.520 second pass at 201.07 miles per hour, the Current Technology 2.0 dragster ran a world record pass in only its second pass of the day. Of course, this isn’t near as quick as the professional Top Fuel folks are running, but it’s a milestone that deserves celebration nonetheless.


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OK, you can take on squirrels. How are you when it comes to black bears?


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We all know that the CDC is a top notch government agency looking out for what is best for you.

In a follow-up piece to "NYC's Rat Population Hit With Hunger Crisis During Lockdowns," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new warning that rats across the country are becoming hangry as they scavenge for food amid the closure of restaurants triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns.

"Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas. Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior," the CDC warning read.

The CDC said some regions have reported "an increase in rodent activity" and cautioned about their aggressive behavior.

An urban rodentologist recently said NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism as food becomes scarce with restaurants closed.


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Last night at our grill out we spoke about Michigan, Chicago and several other jurisdictions. I made the observation, "The Revolutionary War was fought over less." That observation seems to be spreading.

What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters chanting outside the governor’s mansion.

The Second Amendment rally, meant to inspire people “about what it really means to be FREE,” according to Take Back Kentucky, attracted at least 100 people on Sunday. They gathered from 1-4 p.m. at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

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Manure is a valuable commodity. Urine could be on the moon.

Earth, which means they’ll have to get creative with the limited resources on the lunar surface. Moon dirt is a great building material and there’s water in the form of ice at the south pole that can be turned into rocket fuel. But the hottest commodity of them all may very well turn out to be an astronaut’s own pee.

Earlier this year, a team of European researchers demonstrated that urea, the second most common compound in human urine after water, can be mixed with moon dirt and used for construction. The resulting material is a geopolymer, which has similar properties to concrete and could potentially be used to build landing pads, habitats, and other structures on the moon.

Geopolymers are regularly used on Earth as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional concrete. One of the main ingredients in concrete is cement, which requires a high-temperature 22manufacturing process that releases a lot of CO2. But a geopolymer doesn’t require much energy at all. Instead of cement, it uses pulverized rocks or fly ash, the waste product from burning coal. When this is mixed with water and certain reactive compounds, it creates a putty-like material that can be cast into desired shapes before it’s left to dry.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


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Tonight's last selection is a hat tip from Hrothgar.

Via Wikipedia - In 2005, the band released a two-song CD single for the family of Andrew K. Farrar, Jr., a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who was killed on January 28, 2005, in Al Anbar, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Farrar, who was a big fan of the Murphys, made a request to his family that if he did not survive his tour of duty, he wanted "The Fields of Athenry" to be played at his funeral. The single features a slower version of "The Fields of Athenry" that was originally recorded and placed in Farrar's casket, although the band decided to release the alternate version. The disc also features the track "Last Letter Home," which was written about Farrar and was featured on the Murphys' 2005 album The Warrior's Code. All of the proceeds from the $10 single go to the Sgt. Andrew Farrar Memorial Fund and can be purchased through the band's website or at one of their shows."

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Graduations are still occurring. Mike Rowe with a profound speech.............


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The best commencement speech never given, but should be.

OK .. it’s time for you to hear something – to learn something – that may, but should not, come as a complete surprise.

You are the victims of a terrible fraud. You have just completed your travels through an educational system that had no real intention of educating you … at least not too much.

You’re pretty hot at research right now, aren’t you? While those skills are still with you, perhaps you would like to put them to work studying the start of compulsory government education in the early part of the last century. Do you really think that the goal of our compulsory government education system has been to actually educate you?

Did you study H. L. Mencken? In 1924 he wrote an article for the American Mercury where he defined the true aim of our then-fledgling system of education. Listen carefully:

The aim of public education is not to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. … Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim … is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is the aim in the United States and that is its aim everywhere else.


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Obviously not wearing a helmet is a big deal for this Genius Award Winner.

LONDON, ONT. -- A 21-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after allegedly operating a go-kart while under the influence.

Shortly after midnight Saturday, St. Thomas police stopped the suspect on Centennial Avenue.

Witnesses say the driver was speeding with no lights on and not wearing a helmet, just a cowboy hat.


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Florida, The Land of Sunshine and Florida people.

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1 /salutes

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:06 PM (P1f+c)

2 First? Remember the fallen.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 10:06 PM (DjiZK)

3 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at May 25, 2020 10:06 PM (JFzNN)

4 At last!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:07 PM (UUBmN)

5 And a foine evening it be!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:07 PM (6wiwL)

6 There was discussion earlier about the series "The World at War". Here is a good article from City Journal:

https://www.city-journal.org/html/greatest-documentary-14340.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

7 Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:07 PM (UUBmN)


Patience Little Wing, patience.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

8 LIBERATE AMERICA!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 10:10 PM (7WaWV)

9 Given the way Beshear (and others) has acted the past couple months, he should be counting his blessings it's gone no farther than being hanged in effigy.

And a hearty FU to the Republican Party for joining in the finger-wagging.

Oh and also, happy Memorial Day everyone!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

10 Hey NaCly Dog....

Your link had 38 characters and it was fine. So...depending on the width of the characters I guess 40 is a good limit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (dLLD6)

11 Thanks for the ONT.

I sheared myself, but when I was leaving to go to the funeral on Friday, I noticed a lady was getting a haircut in front of her garage in the complex.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (A5zUN)

12 My man bun is coming along nicely!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (6wiwL)

13 Thank you for the appropriately somber ONT, Mis Hum. Love the photo up top. Those headstones are place markers for real people, with real families who miss them very much. The Taps was quite moving, as always.

May God continue to bless our great nation.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (WFcrO)

14 Girthy for a holiday.

Posted by: CA Token at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (nt8od)

15 All these companies telling me "We're Here For You"...

Where am I going to sit everybody?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (qAR6u)

16 9 Given the way Beshear (and others) has acted the past couple months, he should be counting his blessings it's gone no farther than being hanged in effigy.

And a hearty FU to the Republican Party for joining in the finger-wagging.

Oh and also, happy Memorial Day everyone!
Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

Getting hanged in effigy should always be taken as a graphic warning, though.


I am still more pissed by him running commercials (with our money) on youtube demanding we write congress to send money to Kentucky so they can reopen. Fuck you motherfucking cocksucker lying whore. YOU pushed for everything to shut down and now you want us to demand fucking ransom for us to get our lives back?!! Go jump off a fucking bridge, hosebeast.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)

17 No offense, but Toby Keith is a fag with retarded poops.

But I've always been kind of tepid about patriotic songs in general, so, there it is.

Just got back from visiting my son in SLC, Utah. Felt almost normal. Ate in restaurants, even.

Now I'm back in CO, and my good mood has fled, like pigeons in the market square.

And until I can go to the office without a mask, I shall continue working at home.

Mask-less and pants-less is the new normal.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mask-less at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (x8Wzq)

18 NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism

Couldn't have happened to a nicer species.

Except maybe mosquitoes.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (P1f+c)

19 My man bun is coming along nicely!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (6wiwL)


You know, I was just about to compliment you on that.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (t+qrx)

20 18 NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism

Couldn't have happened to a nicer species.

Except maybe mosquitoes.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (P1f+c)

NY politicians.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (A5zUN)

21 We can hav def squadz now?

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (ebxKR)

22 pants-less is the new normal.

Posted by: Pug Mahon


Also the old normal, depending.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (P1f+c)

23 You know, I was just about to compliment you on that.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (t+qrx)


To be fair, it's really growing on me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (6wiwL)

24 Bouncy Things ONT Compliance GIFS

https://tinyurl.com/yaw8lzy6

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (qAR6u)

25 NY politicians.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Not really a species. More of a harmful mutation.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (P1f+c)

26 I'm patient...really!
*shifty eyes*

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (UUBmN)

27 While the specks might look like nothing to most people, to Ana Sofia
Reboleira they indicated the presence of a parasitical fungi not seen on
this species of millipede before.
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So the guy that f*cked a monkey to give us AIDS has some company now.

Posted by: Obligatory at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (WdocV)

28 I am still more pissed by him running commercials (with our money) on youtube demanding we write congress to send money to Kentucky so they can reopen. Fuck you motherfucking cocksucker lying whore. YOU pushed for everything to shut down and now you want us to demand fucking ransom for us to get our lives back?!! Go jump off a fucking bridge, hosebeast.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)


So on a personal level, what are your thoughts?

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (Vgw1E)

29 12 My man bun is coming along nicely!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (6wiwL)

Heh, you are one of those.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

30 Posted by: Pug Mahon

Also the old normal, depending.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (P1f+c)

Yeah, but I got flak when I showed up that way on casual Friday.

Should'a done "The Dude": bathrobe, shades and flip-flops. And a Caucasian.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mask-less at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (x8Wzq)

31 that is art

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (G546f)

32 So for a month she stayed home, with no income, worrying about how she was going to pay her bills and her rent.
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Let her stay home and eat cake

Posted by: Karen Antoinette at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (WdocV)

33 More Bouncy Things ONT Compliance GIFS

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (qAR6u)

34 Heh, you are one of those.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)


I long to be with the "in" crowd, so...!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (6wiwL)

35 kbdabear has found my fatal flaw. The redhead...

Religion has nothing on boobs as an opiate for the masses.

Also, fuck you Marx, you pinko commie scum.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

36 Not really a species. More of a harmful mutation.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (P1f+c)

But I think this is an area where we can see great engagement and a vast emerging market.

Maybe something on the order of a grand melee, rather than the slower Thunderdome.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:21 PM (A5zUN)

37 In 1776 (well, actually 1775) the US populace went to war over a 1% tax and "common sense gun control".


Our ancestors must be deeply disappointed at how easily we've been cowed over a flu.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (WdocV)

38 MisHum, thanks for the ONT. I'm done for today and see you in the morning.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (XhWtx)

39 So on a personal level, what are your thoughts?
Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (Vgw1E)

I'd challenge this cur to a duel at dawn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (A5zUN)

40 My man bun is coming along nicely!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (6wiwL)
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Are you pairing it with a trilby and skinny jeans?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (Dc2NZ)

41 34 Heh, you are one of those.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

I long to be with the "in" crowd, so...!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:19 PM (6wiwL)


and a mask and point.................

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

42 Hey everybody.

Harry S Truman and JFK were the last decent Dems, I think.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

43 I'm old school. If a dragster doesn't have an internal combustion engine it's not a dragster.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (Nu8UW)

44 Hrothgar's in with the in-crowd!
He goes where the in-crowd goes...
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

45 hope you all are doing great

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)

46 Religion has nothing on boobs as an opiate for the masses.

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One argument for why Islam is so violent, is that with polygamy fairly normal there aren't enough women for all the men and the ones that do without get....cranky.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (WdocV)

47 I said it earlier and I'll say it again...I did not like "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". I love Brad Pitt and he was great but I must be getting old because the language was what really turned me off. I'm also not a huge DiCaprio fan. I now under the Tarantino feet thing... all those dirty bare feet...yuck!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (UUBmN)

48 Dow futures are up over 300 points; other major indices have similar percentage gains.

Judging from all the financial press stories... it's bad news. You just have to do a deep dive to discover the bad news, see? But it's there. ALWAYS.

Posted by: mnw at May 25, 2020 10:24 PM (Cssks)

49 I have a love/hate relationship with military funeral/cemetery photos.

I love that they show us that love transcends death.

I hate that they show us a small insight into the tremendous loss of a future that could have been

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:24 PM (6wiwL)

50 I was in a bad mood today.

A really bad mood, like kind of a "I want to burn my whole life as it presently exists down to the ground and sleep for two weeks not giving a sh*t about any responsibilities" bad mood.

Then I picked up my daughter from her mom's. It is somewhat unusual, given that she is 15 that she should want to spend much time talking to me, but for some reason she seemed to have a desire to do so. She hung out in the living room with me. Talked to me about her thoughts on things. Asked me what I thought about certain things.

Then we went for a driving lesson on the the farm vehicle (John Deere Gator) down to the park on our long single lane country road. And she's getting pretty good.

And she was smiling looking out and around as she drove. And she's becoming a little adult. And I love her and am very proud of her.

And I don't want to burn everything down anymore.

I hope you folks had a great Memorial Day and I thank all of you the served and offer prayers to all of you that sacrificed a loved one to freedom.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (QW9VZ)

51 Don McLean, "The Grave."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p05aJNfWib8

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

52 I read that this is the year for 17 year cicadas in Virginia and a few surrounding states.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (UUBmN)

53 LOL, just heard a funny phrase from Mike of RLM - Herd Mutiny.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (Dc2NZ)

54 JFK were the last decent Dems

I worry about you.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:26 PM (Nu8UW)

55 Putting on my conspiracy theory hat for a moment...

Remember back in February, the Wu Flu had escaped China, it was known it could come here. Yet DeBolshevik, Dems, and their PR firms AKA the media told people to come to Chinatowns, see a show, the only thing to fear was fear, we want all the foreigners to come on in..

Did they actually plan to let the virus into New York, knowing it would spread rapidly inside the city and then to the rest of the nation? Knowing it would ruin Trump's economy yet they themselves would get bailed out by Nanny Botox? It would be dangerous and stupid to try, but these are dangerous and stupid people

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:26 PM (qAR6u)

56 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (QW9VZ)

Glad you shared that story. Your daughter stories keep us going that there is hope.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

57 Are you pairing it with a trilby and skinny jeans?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 10:22 PM (Dc2NZ)

Spats for the win!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (6wiwL)

58 I also ordered a giant exercise wheel for my cats...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (UUBmN)

59 I hope that the somber note of the Memorial Day in the midst of the Fraudulent Fever, serves to remind people.

We are at war.

No less a Cold War than the U.S. vs. USSR from the fifties to eighties, but now an internal one.

All of US, vs. the very same pernicious commie influence that the Progressives seeded into this nation in the early 20th Century, and which the USSR helped fertilized, water and grow, over the decades.

We can root them out, and we can win.

I think it'll be costly. The Viruscam certainly is proving to be exactly, that.

But they've done us a huge favor in the doing. They've given us target lists which we until now, did not know.

Enough on that, for now. It's winding down Memorial Day, and it is to honor the fallen.

Let's be worthy of they and their sacrifice, shall we?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (QzJWU)

60 Harry S Truman and JFK were the last decent Dems, I think.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)


As a fellow Missourian, I'll agree on Truman, but JFK? I'll give him credit for being an anti-Communist on principle and for cutting taxes, but that's about it.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (Vgw1E)

61 43 I'm old school. If a dragster doesn't have an internal combustion engine it's not a dragster.
Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (Nu8UW)

200 in an electric dragster, big whoop. Like arguing who's the tallest Pygmy. Good luck bracket racing. Sorry got to wait 8 hours between passes to charge it.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 10:28 PM (DjiZK)

62 Women's clothing. I have no comment and I have learned enough over the years not to have a comment. Comment at your own discretion, you have been politely warned.

***

Look there is a difference between pleasantly plump and Nadlerian. And unfortunately America has gotten a lot closer to the latter over the years....




Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:28 PM (WdocV)

63 DrT, JFK is questionable.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

64 Mask-less and pants-less is the new normal.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mask-less at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (x8Wzq)
* * * *

Welcome to the world of the Remote Worker! Ain't it grand?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:28 PM (WFcrO)

65 I also ordered a giant exercise wheel for my cats...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue


/jams cat toy under wheel

/sleeps on top of wheel

Posted by: lin-duh's cats at May 25, 2020 10:29 PM (P1f+c)

66 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (QW9VZ)

That sounds like a day to treasure in your memories forever, you are a lucky man!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:29 PM (6wiwL)

67 I guess everyone saw the story of the woman who dared go into a grocery store in Staten Island NY (had to be a Whole Paycheck Store) and was the only customer not wearing a mask?

The other customers went total lynch mob on her and the video went viral.

While the Karens everywhere cheer, normal people see it as Noo Yawkahs being total assholes.

Everyone loves to think they'd be Atticus Finch and not the lynch mob, but they always join the lynch mobs

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (qAR6u)

68 It's been a right pleasant day. We even got a little rain this afternoon.
All of which was made possible by the sacrifices of many.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (Lhcx9)

69 I also ordered a giant exercise wheel for my cats...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue

/jams cat toy under wheel

/sleeps on top of wheel
Posted by: lin-duh's cats
----
It wouldn't surprise me if this happened...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

70
Did they actually plan to let the virus into New York, knowing it
would spread rapidly inside the city and then to the rest of the nation?
***

I think that they were just as surprised as everyone else that China intentionally spread the disease all over the world.


Of course as soon as it was clear China has sent the virus to NYC we should have closed the public transit system there.


You'll note that this is too painful....though sentencing hair dressers in Podunk, Nowhere to starve to death is A-ok though....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (WdocV)

71 Well, I got blocked by Jack Posobiec at some point today.

Given the nature of twitter it's not clear what set him off given the volume of discussion in his threads, but he was being a Karen about masks all day yesterday, so I'm guessing I responded to one of those in a way he didn't like.

Eh, there wound up being more variety in my feed today as a result.

Posted by: Methos at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (kOpft)

72 43 I'm old school. If a dragster doesn't have an internal combustion engine it's not a dragster.
Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (Nu8UW)

Or dress in women's clothing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (NWiLs)

73 Oh Lord I swear the hits keep coming. My brother just texted me, they are in Arizona and were horseback riding. His wifes horse bolted and she tried to get him under control.. she fell off and hit her head on a rock. She's banged up pretty bad. Doing a CT scan now. Prayers are apreciated.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

74 54 JFK were the last decent Dems

I worry about you.
Posted by: Ronster


At least JFK didn't kill any of his girlfriends, like his brother did. That we know of. How did Marlyn die?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

75 6 There was discussion earlier about the series "The World at War". Here is a good article from City Journal:

https://www.city-journal.org/html/greatest-documentary-14340.html
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



The best WWII documentary out there and it came out in the 70s.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (/90cp)

76 Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (QzJWU)

I think it is very hard for civilized people to recognize the cultural rot within our current society, but it is now clearly on display, and we ignore it at our own peril, and that of future generations!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM (6wiwL)

77 One argument for why Islam is so violent, is that with polygamy fairly normal there aren't enough women for all the men and the ones that do without get....cranky.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (WdocV)
* * * *

China has that problem, caused by their One Child policy. Turned out that most wanted boy children, so there are a surplus of young men with no prospects for marriage.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM (WFcrO)

78 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

.....

Sorry Jewells.

Prayers for a speedy recovery and no permanent damage.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM (QW9VZ)

79 Prayers are appreciated.
Posted by: Jewells45


You got 'em.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM (P1f+c)

80 Jim NSD @ 59- Dude, I'm glad I stayed up to read your post. You're the best.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 10:34 PM (XhWtx)

81 Remember ABC's miniseries, The Winds Of War and War And Remembrance?

Herman Wouk could really write a *long* war tome...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

82
China has that problem, caused by their One Child policy. Turned
out that most wanted boy children, so there are a surplus of young men
with no prospects for marriage.
***

I hear they've been importing women from other East Asian countries though Chinese look down on them and have become very accepting of homosexuality.


At some point though they are probably going to need to start a war....Why hello there India!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:35 PM (WdocV)

83 Hey vmom- I appreciate your attempt at boosting, but perhaps you could remove my nick and the link from your nic. There's a little too much personally identifiable info there and I'd rather not put that out there in our current environment. Thanks.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2020 10:35 PM (Fc5rx)

84 Remember ABC's miniseries, The Winds Of War and War And Remembrance?

Herman Wouk could really write a *long* war tome...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

My fondest memory of that was Johnny Carson's "The Winds of Whoopie!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mask-less at May 25, 2020 10:35 PM (x8Wzq)

85 63 DrT, JFK is questionable.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

If JFK is questionable why even bring him up? To hear yourself talk?

Posted by: Casual Observer at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (2CtSR)

86 And she was smiling looking out and around as she drove. And she's becoming a little adult. And I love her and am very proud of her.

And I don't want to burn everything down anymore.

I hope you folks had a great Memorial Day and I thank all of you the served and offer prayers to all of you that sacrificed a loved one to freedom.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (QW9VZ)
* * * *

*high five* Good job, daddy.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (WFcrO)

87 I think it is very hard for civilized people to recognize the cultural rot within our current society
***

Watching 2008-2016 was like a slow-mo, gay version of Caligula.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (WdocV)

88 Or dress in women's clothing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (NWiLs)

That was a stretch.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (Nu8UW)

89 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

{{{Jewells}}} prayers up.


This same thing happened to a dear friend of mind but he came through fine, I hope the same will be true here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (6wiwL)

90 I hear they've been importing women from other East Asian countries

At some point though they are probably going to need to start a war....Why hello there India!
Posted by: 18-1


And the spoils of war will be vegetarian, so more pork for the Party faithful.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (P1f+c)

91 I'm fed up to the nuts with Noo Yawkahs who think a zip code beginning with 1-0 automatically confers genius and sophistication and we here in Florida are retards.

DeSantis did the opposite of Genius Cuomo and nursing home deaths are a fraction of Noo Yawk's.

Fucking genius Noo Yawkahs packed Wu Flu patients in nursing homes, packed the peasants in subways, have the lion's share of deaths, and Fredo Sr has an 80 percent approval rate.

Stay in Noo Yawk geniuses, Florida would have hundreds fewer cases had you took your own advice and stayed the fuck home.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (qAR6u)

92
Go jump off a fucking bridge, hosebeast.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)


*marks Aetius down as "undecided"*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (mht8P)

93 69 I also ordered a giant exercise wheel for my cats...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue

/jams cat toy under wheel

/sleeps on top of wheel
Posted by: lin-duh's cats
----
It wouldn't surprise me if this happened...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

Potential pet thread material

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (aA3+G)

94 Oh Lord I swear the hits keep coming. My brother just texted me, they are in Arizona and were horseback riding. His wifes horse bolted and she tried to get him under control.. she fell off and hit her head on a rock. She's banged up pretty bad. Doing a CT scan now. Prayers are apreciated.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:32 PM (dUJdY)


Will do, Jewells. Best wishes to your SIL.

Btw, the bracelet arrived the other day, and my mom loves it. Says it's just her size and color, which are both very hard to come by. So thanks a million on her behalf!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (Vgw1E)

95 NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism

Couldn't have happened to a nicer species.

Except maybe mosquitoes.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:16 PM (P1f+c)

If only there were some sort of implement that could be used to kill rodents at a distance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (/adZl)

96 Good evening, Horde.

Yet another stellar ONT, MisHum.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

97 I think it is very hard for civilized people to recognize the cultural rot within our current society, but it is now clearly on display, and we ignore it at our own peril, and that of future generations!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM



I would think that it is very hard for a civilised people not to recognise the cultural rot...

But maybe I have a different view on what "civilised" means...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (7WaWV)

98 If JFK is questionable why even bring him up? To hear yourself talk?
Posted by: Casual Observer at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (2CtSR)


Yeah, I remember MY first beer...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

99 Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:37 PM (qAR6u)

DeSantis 2024!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:39 PM (dLLD6)

100 One of JFK's mistresses was an East German Stasi agent. One wonders what the FNM would say about Trump if he'd schnooked someone like Anna Chapman.


Hmm, and doing some reading one of his other mistresses, a Danish woman, was also a Soviet spy.


Woohoo could he pick'em.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (WdocV)

101 If only there were some sort of implement that could be used to kill rodents at a distance.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (/adZl)


You mean like a gun?

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (Vgw1E)

102 LOL. Story at Politico that Gavin Newsom agreed to reopen churches three days after PDT threatened to override anti-worship gathering restrictions.

"I give up! Just everyone do whatever you want anyway!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

103 Kristy Swanson tweeted this

video of a family abuse expert talking about child grooming, intercut with clips of Creepy Joe doing it

https://twitter.com/KristySwansonXO/status/
1264692821325426689

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (G546f)

104 97 I think it is very hard for civilized people to recognize the cultural rot within our current society, but it is now clearly on display, and we ignore it at our own peril, and that of future generations!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM

"It is far easier for a civilized man to act like a barbarian than it is for a barbarian to act like a civilized man" - Spock in the bearded Spock episode

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (qAR6u)

105 ..Harry S Truman and JFK were the last decent Dems, I think.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)




Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson.

Representative "Zed" Miller.


There's your last "decent" Democrats, of note.

Interestingly though, we have a new, modern class of "decent" Democrats emerging.

Black rappers, music moguls, publishers and internet personalities.

Some are in the Walk Away movement. Others remain nominally Democrat, but strongly endorse President Trump.

Such are to be welcomed, and encouraged to press on. We need them with us now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (QzJWU)

106 Prayers up, Jewels45.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (WFcrO)

107 My man bun is coming along nicely!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (6wiwL)


I got some VO5 to keep my hair under control, otherwise I look like one of those Italian Anarcho-Syndicalists.

With the slicked back hair and my genetic inability to grow a full beard, I am starting to look like one of the crazier sorts of Civil War cavalry officers.

So I got that going for me!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (WyVLE)

108 Thank you Dr.T.

Update.. she was able to answer questions coherently..face is banged up.. complaining of abdominal pain.. waiting on CT results. She fell into cactus and rocks. Ouch.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

109 Jim, fair enough.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (L2ZTs)

110 Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (7WaWV)


I take your point, perhaps I should have said,

I think it is very hard for civilized people to recognize believe the cultural rot within our current society...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (6wiwL)

111 {{{Jewells}}}

I just sent a prayer up for your sister in law.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

112 To hear yourself talk?

Posted by: Casual Observer at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (2CtSR)

It's called Threadjacking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:42 PM (dLLD6)

113 I'm old school. If a dragster doesn't have an internal combustion engine it's not a dragster.
Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 10:23 PM (Nu8UW)

Well, there basically no limit to how much torque an electric motor can put out if it is over-driven by big batteries.

I wonder if that electric dragster can make two runs down the strip on one charge?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 10:42 PM (/adZl)

114 98 If JFK is questionable why even bring him up? To hear yourself talk?
Posted by: Casual Observer at May 25, 2020 10:36 PM (2CtSR)

Yeah, I remember MY first beer...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

Where? From your Mother's Basement?

Posted by: Casual Observer at May 25, 2020 10:42 PM (2CtSR)

115 Horses seem to be remarkably dangerous to riders under certain circumstances. It is no wonder, given that and other factors, that people kind of swapped to cars in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:43 PM (A5zUN)

116 Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (QzJWU)

Daniel Patrick Moynahan.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:43 PM (dLLD6)

117 Hmm, and doing some reading one of his other mistresses, a Danish woman, was also a Soviet spy.


Woohoo could he pick'em.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (WdocV)


One of the things I learned (well, heard and then verified through subsequent research) from watching The Crown on Netflix was that Edward VIII's lover, Wallis Simpson, was probably banging Joachim von Ribbentrop at the same time she was carrying on with Edward prior to his abdication--and probably passing on British government secrets Edward allowed her access to.

I think the UK really dodged a bullet when he abdicated. For that matter, maybe we all did.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (Vgw1E)

118 NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism

That is not a nice way to talk about democrat politicians.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

119 So we know Bill Clinton was an Epstein client - what are the odds that Biden was as well?


I'm sure Wray knows for sure, and if the answer is yes I know who he is voting for....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (WdocV)

120 Hi Eris - I was the one who commented about "The World at War" series on an earlier thread. Thank you so much for the link to City Journal about this series. Have bookmarked it and will give it a read.

The one episode that I didn't get recorded was "Stalingrad", which is unfortunate, as I haven't seen it for several years, and I haven't been able to stream it anywhere. It used to be on quite regularly on American Heroes Channel (old History Channel) some years back, but it must not be politically or socially correct for today. The programs about WWII that they show now aren't as well produced, in my opinion.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (GDpRb)

121 Casual Observer, are you and CBD related by any chance?

CBD, no it's called enjoying the spirit of the ONT. Also, I praised your thread earlier about finding good news today, and you didn't respond. Funny how you only ever respond to me to mouth off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

122 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

.....

Sometimes she's the only thing that keeps me trying.

I feel guilty about that.

You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (QW9VZ)

123 It's called Threadjacking.
___

Ok, I've learned that should only be done in private. Right Cowboy Curtis?

Posted by: Pee Wee Herman at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (WdocV)

124 China has that problem, caused by their One Child
policy. Turned out that most wanted boy children, so there are a
surplus of young men with no prospects for marriage.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:33 PM (WFcrO)


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Posted by: RuPaul at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (2N7oZ)

125 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:43 PM (A5zUN)

I had a horse bolt on me like that when I was 12 or 13 visiting a friends farm. Thankfully she got him/her under control but it left me with a very healthy respect. Several years ago I tried one more time down in Branson. It did not go well. I will never ride a horse again but I love them, they are beautiful animals.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (dUJdY)

126 100 One of JFK's mistresses was an East German Stasi agent. One wonders what the FNM would say about Trump if he'd schnooked someone like Anna Chapman.


Hmm, and doing some reading one of his other mistresses, a Danish woman, was also a Soviet spy.


Woohoo could he pick'em.
Posted by: 18-1


You left out the mafiosa's girlfriend.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

127 https://mobile.twitter.com/michellemalkin/status/ 1265096347390054400

Malkin-
Thirsty, anti-white, faux Right, virtue-signaling shill is also jelly. Very jelly.

Jonah- I've lost money because I won't monetize stupidity and racism. You call me a grifter when you've gotten rich off both. Please seek help.

("Thirsty" lol)

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (qFB9S)

128 Okay, so I read the link about women's sizing. It was interesting.
Scrolling down the page, I came to choosing your lipstick shade based on your Zodiac sign.
Seriously, green and black lipstick? The same color as mold?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (Lhcx9)

129 Well, I can see where this is going. Think I'll bid everyone a good night now. Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:46 PM (Vgw1E)

130 I wonder if that electric dragster can make two runs down the strip on one charge?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Maybe. "Formula E" doesn't have to swap cars mid-race anymore.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 10:47 PM (P1f+c)

131 Update.. she was able to answer questions coherently..face is banged up.. complaining of abdominal pain.. waiting on CT results. She fell into cactus and rocks. Ouch.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

Yeesh. Prayers up!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

132 Funny how you only ever respond to me to mouth off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

Wow.

Are you really that obtuse?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:47 PM (dLLD6)

133
You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.
***

I don't think what you are experiencing is all that unusual....especially in the sort of tough times we are going through now.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:47 PM (WdocV)

134 You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (QW9VZ)


FWIW, I have the feeling that in the long-term, there will be balance in your life, but perhaps not every day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (6wiwL)

135 I have to share this, the intro is in Spanish, but it basically is saying

"Hallucinatory Medieval Movie Posters of Simon De Thuillieres"

these are medieval recreation of blockbuster movie posters.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybwtdqe3



(errr, how is your Provencal?)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (WyVLE)

136 You mean like a gun?
Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:40 PM (Vgw1E)

That's It! That's the word I was looking for.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (/adZl)

137 "The best commencement speech never given, but should be."

Neal Boortz. That's a name I haven't heard or thought of in a long time, but he and Ken Hamblin practically introduced my California ass to conservative thought.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (I99aF)

138 115 Horses seem to be remarkably dangerous to riders under certain circumstances. It is no wonder, given that and other factors, that people kind of swapped to cars in a heartbeat.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 10:43 PM (A5zUN)

My daughter did eventing for many years. Helmet, anti gore vest (Kevlar), and air vest every time she went out (even just practice). Still managed to rack up a decent injury list.

Prayers for Jewells SiL.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (DjiZK)

139 CBD, do you have anything to say to me besides insults?

If you're just ribbing it's old by now. Please find another tack. Or just do what MisHum does and ignore me. I can live with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

140 121 Casual Observer, are you and CBD related by any chance?

CBD, no it's called enjoying the spirit of the ONT. Also, I praised your thread earlier about finding good news today, and you didn't respond. Funny how you only ever respond to me to mouth off.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

You just don't get it. Do you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

141 120 Hi Eris - I was the one who commented about "The World at War" series on an earlier thread. Thank you so much for the link to City Journal about this series. Have bookmarked it and will give it a read.

The one episode that I didn't get recorded was "Stalingrad", which is unfortunate, as I haven't seen it for several years, and I haven't been able to stream it anywhere. It used to be on quite regularly on American Heroes Channel (old History Channel) some years back, but it must not be politically or socially correct for today. The programs about WWII that they show now aren't as well produced, in my opinion.

Posted by: misslurk'ette



You can buy the DVD set at Amazon. It's pricey though. I bought it a few years ago. Can't remember what I paid for it. Worth every penny though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (/90cp)

142 55
Putting on my conspiracy theory hat for a moment...



Remember back in February, the Wu Flu had escaped China, it was
known it could come here. Yet DeBolshevik, Dems, and their PR firms AKA
the media told people to come to Chinatowns, see a show, the only thing
to fear was fear, we want all the foreigners to come on in..



Did they actually plan to let the virus into New York, knowing it
would spread rapidly inside the city and then to the rest of the nation?
Knowing it would ruin Trump's economy yet they themselves would get
bailed out by Nanny Botox? It would be dangerous and stupid to try, but
these are dangerous and stupid people



Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:26 PM (qAR6u)


Remember when the Dems didn't evacuate New Orleans when Cat 5 Katrina was bearing down on the city, and then the Dems blamed GWB for the mess?

Posted by: davidt at May 25, 2020 10:49 PM (l3+k2)

143 NYC rats are normally welcoming, friendly, easygoing?

Oh. I guess that's not what the CDC assessment meant to imply.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 10:49 PM (El6T/)

144
Malkin-

Thirsty, anti-white, faux Right, virtue-signaling shill is also jelly. Very jelly.

***

I guess Malkin was listening to the Mortal Kombat sound track and got to the FINISH HIM part right around when she hit send on that tweet.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:49 PM (WdocV)

145 Jewells, prayers

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 10:49 PM (G546f)

146 MisHum, what is it I don't get? Pleas enlighten me.

I've tried really hard to behave myself. Also, EVERYONE "threadjacks" (i.e., brings in their own topics) the the ONT. I don't understand why only I get called out for it.

Again, if it's just ribbing, fine, you're right, I'm too sensitive. Fine. Just ignore me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 10:50 PM (L2ZTs)

147 Judy Exner...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 10:50 PM (7WaWV)

148 Bitter Clinger, sometimes our kids help us to see the good things in the world and that there is still hope. Those are very positive, good things to help keep us upright and moving.

Hugs and prayers to you.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 25, 2020 10:50 PM (Xt7n2)

149 Okay, no fireworks on Memorial Day, gentlemen!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 10:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

150 HOWDY HI HELLO HOWARYA GDEVENING YO


Which would you rather face?

Hangry NYC rats?
or
Rioting Thai monkeys?

https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/
1238012197537755136

Posted by: mindful webworker
Click me and win!
at May 25, 2020 10:51 PM (cHbIE)

151 Or dress in women's clothing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:30 PM (NWiLs)


And hang around in bars.

Posted by: Lumberjacks at May 25, 2020 10:51 PM (2N7oZ)

152 122 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

.....

Sometimes she's the only thing that keeps me trying.

I feel guilty about that.

You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (QW9VZ)

I don't think there's anything wrong with drawing joy and hope from the bond you have with your children. It's only when you actually reverse the roles and parentify your kid that it becomes a problem.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:51 PM (NWiLs)

153 ...the CDC assessment...

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 10:49 PM (El6T/)

It struck me as nothing more than make-work for a bunch of mid-level drones desperate to justify their existence.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:51 PM (dLLD6)

154 Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book a


********


vmom- please see me at #83.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM (Fc5rx)

155
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybwtdqe3Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 10:48 PM (WyVLE)

***

Loved it. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM (WdocV)

156 Prayer sent Jewells!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM (Xt7n2)

157 the first electric car to eclipse 200 miles per hour in the quarter mile.

That thing must be loaded with copper. Don't leave it outside.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM (dYmWY)

158 One of the things I learned (well, heard and then verified through subsequent research) from watching The Crown on Netflix was that Edward VIII's lover, Wallis Simpson, was probably banging Joachim von Ribbentrop at the same time she was carrying on with Edward prior to his abdication--and probably passing on British government secrets Edward allowed her access to.

I think the UK really dodged a bullet when he abdicated. For that matter, maybe we all did.
Posted by: Dr. T


Hell, those two visited with Hitler. During the war the Duke was shipped off to Bermuda or the Bahamas because he couldn't be trusted. There were rumors that if the Germans had won, they would have put him back on the throne.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

159 https://tinyurl.com/ydfq98k5 (cleavage warning)


I lol'd.

Is that Mary Katherine Ham?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:53 PM (WdocV)

160 I saw Hangry Rats open Rioting Monkeys at the Worcester Palladium in '83...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (7WaWV)

161 For Memorial Day:
Let us not dishonor those of ours who have stood the last post. Let us educate and indoctrinate our fellow Americans on what it TRULY means to be an American. What it means to be a voter. What it requires, and what it means TO BE FREE.

Do NOT give up. Do NOT despair.


DO spread a proper understanding of what FREEDOM means and what it requires. Educate, indoctrinate, demonstrate.


Fight the good fight here at home, in the hearts and minds of your fellow Americans. Fight and WIN.

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (d6gL5)

162 Rioting Thai monkeys?


Cover John Brennen with fruit and drop him in the middle of that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (/90cp)

163 Did they actually plan to let the virus into New York, knowing it
would spread rapidly inside the city and then to the rest of the nation?
Knowing it would ruin Trump's economy yet they themselves would get
bailed out by Nanny Botox? It would be dangerous and stupid to try, but
these are dangerous and stupid people

==

kdabear, that's as crazy as forcing nursing homes to accept infected patients

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (G546f)

164 Wallis is a chick's name? Huh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

165 What happens when you give a Golden Monkey to a Hangry Rat?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (WdocV)

166 Quote VI:

"If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor"...... Chocolate Jesus explaining Obamacare

Posted by: James at May 25, 2020 10:55 PM (qM84C)

167 Hell, those two visited with Hitler. During the war
the Duke was shipped off to Bermuda or the Bahamas because he couldn't
be trusted. There were rumors that if the Germans had won, they would
have put him back on the throne.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 10:52 PM

He was the last of the Germans in the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His brother may have had German blood, but was an Englishman.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 10:55 PM (I99aF)

168
"If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor"...... Chocolate Jesus explaining Obamacare
___

In fairness I also told Reggie I wouldn't do that thing in his mouth.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 25, 2020 10:55 PM (WdocV)

169 Wallis is a chick's name? Huh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

Eddy was smitten by Wally's beaver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 10:56 PM (/adZl)

170 It struck me as nothing more than make-work for a bunch of mid-level drones desperate to justify their existence.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:51 PM (dLLD6)


You have to admit, they've done pretty well for a bunch of incompetents, by scoring a sweet sinecure civil service job for decades (with a sweet eventual pension), even though they have apparently gotten nothing right during this little "kerfuffle"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:56 PM (6wiwL)

171 oops, sorry Muldoon!
I should have asked

*goes to self quarantine in Barrel*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 10:56 PM (G546f)

172 Just got here and read content, Sgt. Andrew Farrar was from my home town, I thought of him several times today. Now back to read comments.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 10:57 PM (a4EWo)

173 Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 10:54 PM (G546f)


********

Please remove that link in your nick.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2020 10:57 PM (Fc5rx)

174 You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (QW9VZ)
* * * *

Works both ways. The stronger one carries the weaker one, as needed. No guilt necessary. She grows stronger every time she carries you, whether she knows she is lifting that load or not.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 10:57 PM (WFcrO)

175 Thank you.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2020 10:57 PM (Fc5rx)

176 166 Quote VI:

"If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor"...... Chocolate Jesus explaining Obamacare
Posted by: James at May 25, 2020 10:55 PM (qM84C)

You forget the Period part.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 10:57 PM (KtbSq)

177 ..Daniel Patrick Moynahan.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:43 PM (dLLD6)



I'll drink to that, CBD. The man was a towering intellect, an infinite ego, but with good cause to back it up. His backing of Hitlery's '08 run was as sour of an "endorsement" from him, as any could ever be.

Still, Democrats gotta Democrat.

I'd have enjoyed a drink and conversation with the man. Probably wouldn't have agreed on too much, but he was never a traitor and always a Patriot.

Puts him way above any Democrats, today.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

178 I wonder how many people wear masks knowing that it doesn't protect themselves, but ostensibly others from them?

Damn few I'd say, few would go through the discomfort just for the noble idea of protecting others but not themselves

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:58 PM (qAR6u)

179 Ruth Wallis >>> Wallis Simpson

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 10:59 PM (G546f)

180 You are supposed to be your childrens' rock, not the other way around.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 10:45 PM (QW9VZ)

It's the circle of life. When you are a child, your parents take care of you. Then when you are an adult, you take care of your parents.
Your grandchildren need to see their parents take care of you, for it sets the right example.
It happens when you are fortunate to live to an old age.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 10:59 PM (Lhcx9)

181 CBD I didn't even look at the CDC document, just a modest attempt at humor based on the pull quotes.

In a prior geologic epoch I actually read the MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - ya know, fun reading, like a car magazine or Field & Stream), from the CDC, as part of the work situation. I wasn't a vaccine/public health guy, but had a piece of public health issues for that gig.

Anyway, the folks from CDC we worked with, their international side, were quite good back then.

I have a feeling there is quite a dip in quality in their core activities, judging by the train wreck we've been watching since mid-April. Alas, as it's the US in 2020, I have zero expectation we'll get any actual review or fixes. Nor any review of why/how the WH team *seems* to have not neutralized their bad advice, at any point.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 10:59 PM (El6T/)

182 Thirst!

posting while looking at comment #29

FML

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 10:59 PM (i6uJ1)

183 Off to bed. Have a tee time tomorrow and need to get some sleep. Losing golf balls in the woods requires precision. Try not to re-enact the infamous Memorial Day thread from the long ago time. That was....interesting.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 11:00 PM (/90cp)

184 Thanks y'all.

Enough whining from me.

ONT is excellent.

Early on, the Kentucky Governor had highway patrol agents stationed at the state line with Tennessee asking people what their reason for traveling between the states was.

He was a big critic that we didn't shut down quick enough and that we have opened too soon.

Last I checked they had 30% more virus related deaths than we do despite having 2/3rds the population. Asshole.

Yet another reason to dislike human beings.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:00 PM (QW9VZ)

185 You have to admit, they've done pretty well for a
bunch of incompetents...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:56 PM (6wiwL)

I imagine that most of us have worked in organizations that actually expected excellence, or at least some minimal level of competence so that we could continue to cash our paychecks.

I remember having to do, and having my employees do, something we called "write-ups," which was nothing more than an explanation of your fuck-up and why you should be allowed to come to work the next day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (dLLD6)

186 What's with people walking or riding bicycles by themselves outside and wearing a mask..

If the air outside is going to infect you, you're no better off staying inside unless you live in a sealed laboratory with heavily filtered air systems

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (qAR6u)

187 Before I dig into the post and comments...

Daughter and her fiancee came by for dinner tonight. We had Milady's home-made beef gyros and tzaziki, still-in-development pita breads, and Greek cookies. Because, why not?

This was their original planned wedding weekend -- oopsie. Daughter has been sad, but I think they'll survive - so wonderful to see her with a good guy at long last.

They're really trying to do the marriage before babies thing, but I suspect they may be frisky and you know how Nature finds a way. (I've long since considered them Common Law married under Okie rules, just in case; don' wan' no little bastardos.)

Dad Advice on their way out the door was the lesson I've tried to remember over decades:

Appreciate the detours.

You know, when you suddenly realize your smooth route to your destination has been altered and you're stuck with it? And then along the way you go, well, that was cool, or interesting, or amazing... or miraculous.

Keep the faith.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Click me and win!
at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (cHbIE)

188 What's with people walking or riding bicycles by themselves outside and wearing a mask..

***

A lot of the sheep believe the Wuhan Flu is some sort of chemical weapon, permanently floating in the air waiting to infect them.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 11:02 PM (WdocV)

189 Early on, the Kentucky Governor had highway patrol agents stationed at the state line with Tennessee asking people what their reason for traveling between the states was.

Uh, it's none of their fucking business.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

190 Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

I think he was dead by the time Hillary ran, and while you and I would have agreed with about 1% of his politics, he was an honorable man and a patriot.


That's all I ask of my politicians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:03 PM (dLLD6)

191 I could swear World at War was available for streaming somewhere, maybe Netflix? And then suddenly *poof*.

Some episodes are on YouTube.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 11:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

192 185 You have to admit, they've done pretty well for a
bunch of incompetents...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:56 PM (6wiwL)

I imagine that most of us have worked in organizations that actually expected excellence, or at least some minimal level of competence so that we could continue to cash our paychecks.

I remember having to do, and having my employees do, something we called "write-ups," which was nothing more than an explanation of your fuck-up and why you should be allowed to come to work the next day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (dLLD6)


Without giving too much away.........
A local municipality does that...........
The worker had the temerity to blame it on an outside vendor who happened to tape the entire snafu.

Have to love unions, that guy still has a job.
And the egg slid off his teflon coated face.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

193 I forgot about Moynihan, he was also a decent Dem.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

194
Early on, the Kentucky Governor had highway patrol agents stationed at the state line with Tennessee asking people what their reason for traveling between the states was.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:00 PM (QW9VZ)

Because I fuckin' feel like it?

Any other riddles you need help with, Governor Dickweed?

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 11:04 PM (KtbSq)

195 decent Dem basically the same as a moderate Muslim

nice but useless

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:05 PM (G546f)

196 Jim, did you mean Zell Miller earlier?

:j

If I recall, he wrote a good book called Corps Values...

Posted by: Slash Buzz at May 25, 2020 11:06 PM (R43Wt)

197 What's with people walking or riding bicycles by themselves outside and wearing a mask..
Posted by: kbdabear


My bad, I told them to. It seemed funny at the time.

Posted by: a mountaintop guru in a covid mask at May 25, 2020 11:06 PM (P1f+c)

198 Appreciate the detours.

You know, when you suddenly realize your smooth route to your destination has been altered and you're stuck with it? And then along the way you go, well, that was cool, or interesting, or amazing... or miraculous.

Keep the faith.
Posted by: mindful webworker
* * * *

Good advice!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 25, 2020 11:06 PM (WFcrO)

199 Damn few I'd say, few would go through the discomfort just for the noble idea of protecting others but not themselves
Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 10:58 PM (qAR6u)

IMHO, the drill for masks should be this: wear one when out in public if you have symptoms of respiratory tract disease: sniffles, sneezing, coughing. Even if it is just seasonal allergies. Other people can't tell that. And wear one in an effort to self-protect is you are in one of the cohorts uniquely vulnerable to the flu (or the WuFlu). Nobody else needs to wear one.

And, if you have a cold, or the flu, or the WuFlu? Stay the fuck home, unless you have an essential errand to perform. Don't go to work! Don't go to school!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:06 PM (/adZl)

200 I looked on Craigslist and since May 1, seven barbers and stylists in L.A. have advertised their services.

-
Bad barbers, had barbs
Whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 11:06 PM (+y/Ru)

201 ...asking people what their reason for traveling between the states was....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:00 PM (QW9VZ)

"My natural and God-given right as a human being and as an American."

"Oh...and it's protected by the U.S. Constitution, so you can fuck right off officer!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:07 PM (dLLD6)

202 vmom, at this stage, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

203 there's a winnie the pooh cartoon up top, here's a joke:

Q: Why is Piglet dirty?



A. 'Cause he played with Pooh

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:07 PM (G546f)

204 Because I fuckin' feel like it?

Any other riddles you need help with, Governor Dickweed?
Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 11:04 PM (KtbSq)


....

Oh I agree.

But a lot of people were blind-sided by this stuff. It's not in many people's nature to lip off to cops.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:08 PM (QW9VZ)

205 {{{...Jewells45...}}}

Prayers ascending for you and your daughter. And her family.

I had a girlfriend's hand slip from mine climbing down from Mexican Hat. The rock formation was crumbly, and she fell 20 feet. Big cut on her head.

I drove 100 miles to the nearest hospital in just under an hour. She was fine. Got some stitches from it. No brain injury.

Well she had to be hard headed to go out with me as I was then. She was a soul-stealer too.

The hardest thing for her was me washing her clothes, and getting the blood out. She gave me her laundry with firm instructions. "Do not look at the clothes. Look at the clothes and I will kill you slowly." Message received.

People can be very tough.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 11:09 PM (u82oZ)

206 It's not in many people's nature to lip off to cops.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:08 PM (QW9VZ)

SCOTUS says it's fine though....

As it should be.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:10 PM (dLLD6)

207 ..I think he was dead by the time Hillary ran, and while you and I would have agreed with about 1% of his politics, he was an honorable man and a patriot.

That's all I ask of my politicians.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:03 PM (dLLD6)



You're right as to her '08 campaign. I had her initial Official Campaign Announcement for his U.S. Senate seat, in mind.

Which she launched from his farm in upstate New York.

So, rewind the tape an epoch, and there they were.

He really did despise her, but bowed to the wishes of the Democrat National Committee.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 11:10 PM (QzJWU)

208 Thanks, Puddlegum- will try that out! Will just mention that the BBC did produce another great war series -only this one is called "The First World War". This one was done in the mid 60's, (1964?) and since I really didn't know much about the history and background of the European alliances at the time, I streamed all the episodes (on YouTube) in a couple day period around the 100th anniversary (2014) of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand). It was an excellent history lesson told by survivors who were caught up in the senseless horror. Narrated by John Mills, if I remember. I don't know if you could find it to stream now, but it would be worth a look. "The World at War" is still the best WWII documentary, however.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 11:10 PM (GDpRb)

209 So much demand for heavy diesel mechanics at jobs.mikeroweworks.org. Sent that to my diesel-trained nephew to give him a little nudge.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 11:11 PM (SwCv8)

210 Re: raising kids. I had a hellava time with my daughter. She has turned out great. Would do anything for me as I would for her. I instilled the good stuff in her when she was very young and she didn't forget it.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:11 PM (Nu8UW)

211 Finished watching part 1 of "Grant"'. Liking it very much. Looking forward to tomorrow evening.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (gLRfa)

212 But a lot of people were blind-sided by this stuff. It's not in many people's nature to lip off to cops.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:08 PM (QW9VZ)

Maybe this is an opportunity for us to educate people that they are not subjects to be done with as their government sees fit.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (KtbSq)

213 I think he was dead by the time Hillary ran, and while you and I would have agreed with about 1% of his politics, he was an honorable man and a patriot.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:03 PM (dLLD6)

I'm not following - who are you referencing?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (Lhcx9)

214 The hardest thing for her was me washing her
clothes, and getting the blood out. She gave me her laundry with firm
instructions. "Do not look at the clothes. Look at the clothes and I
will kill you slowly." Message received.



People can be very tough.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 11:09 PM (u82oZ)


dad fell backwards and split his scalp on the woodstove, and I went over to assess it and take him to the ER.

My input: "don't change your shirt, elderly bloodstained men with scalp wounds get treatment faster."

My GF's input: "can we take your car instead? You have leather seats"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (WyVLE)

215 I had her initial Official Campaign Announcement for his U.S. Senate seat, in mind.



Which she launched from his farm in upstate New York.

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 11:10 PM (QzJWU)

Oh shit...I forgot about that. Now that I remember I have to go shower.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:13 PM (dLLD6)

216
See the karen on twitter who choked out her dog & called the cops on a black man filming her?

Posted by: MHK at May 25, 2020 11:13 PM (iQIUe)

217 I'm not following - who are you referencing?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (Lhcx9)

Daniel Patrick Moynahan retired from the senate and Hillary ran for his seat in 2000. I thought Jim was referring to her presidential run in 2008.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:14 PM (dLLD6)

218 Jewell--
Praying for your SIL. Her symptoms might indicate a mild concussion...I've had that happen as a result from a fall while horseback riding.

It is a glorious sport but if you ride, you'll fall and likely have at least a minor injury.

Blessings to her and you.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:15 PM (ybC9u)

219 ''My GF's input: "can we take your car instead? You have leather seats"
Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (WyVLE)''

LOL

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 11:16 PM (gLRfa)

220 My man bun is coming along nicely!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:14

No, no, no. Was this sarcasm, I assume?

I started growing my hair last yr when I broke my ankle, so this hasn't bothered me. I'm going for the crazy old history prof look. LOL. Complete w/ beard, but I must shave soon as it's getting warm here.


Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2020 11:16 PM (sowfb)

221 Tuna - could you remind me what channel "Grant" is being presented? I totally forgot about that coming up-will have to check it out!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 11:16 PM (GDpRb)

222 I remember having to do, and having my employees do, something we called "write-ups," which was nothing more than an explanation of your fuck-up and why you should be allowed to come to work the next day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (dLLD6)


Sounds familiar!

The credentialed CDC/NIH bums had ONE job...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 11:16 PM (6wiwL)

223 OK just saw how Jonah has blown up holy hell I think he is sponsored by Michelin.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 11:17 PM (KtbSq)

224 MisHum
Excellent ONT--with decent and appropriate Memorial Day content.

Thank you. What a pleasure to come here (most) nights.

BTW, I tried the excellent Sour Cream Donut recipe from one of the ONT's (I think that is where it was) last week. could have been in Mid morning thread.

Anyway, they were fantastic. Light, not greasy and just delicious.

Thanks for the recommendation

Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:17 PM (ybC9u)

225 I remember when my parents took my brother and I on a horse excursion deep into Canyon de Chelley, where spider rock is in northern Arizona. (you'd recognize the pictures even if you don't recognize the name) It's on the reservation, and if you hire a Navajo guide, you can go deep into some canyons with some old Anasazi ruins that normally are impossible to get to.

There were about 10 persons on this ride, and it had rained a bit. We were riding these indian ponies, and I will never forget seeing the horse in front of me suddenly deciding it's saddle was bothering it, so it threw itself on the ground and rolled on its back. A good looking girl, about 20 or so, was riding it, and she probably should have been killed, or at least badly injured. But she was incredibly cool minded, and I remember seeing her, like it was in slow motion, pull both her feet up as that horse went down, get them on the saddle, and then launch herself clear of that horse just as it went over. It was an incredible athletic performance, and it saved her life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (V2Yro)

226 Scene: Hotel Interior

Adam Driver: Scarlett Johanson, your lawyer has been stealing from you. For years.

Scarlett Johanson: Adam Driver! *tears* I know.

Adam Driver: And now they've taken The Boy.

Scarlett Johanson: What are we going to do?

*Driver assembling M-249 machine gun*

Adam Driver: I have an idea.

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Scene: Ocean-view cliff
*Adam Driver is driving a raised 4x4 pickup truck, and pushing a bashed-up car sideways ominously toward the edge.*
*Alan Alda is in the car*

Alan Alda: Driver! What are you crazy!

*the truck inches forward*

Alan Alda: Driver! Be reasonable! You can't fight the system! You're lucky to get what you got! And if you wait a few years ...

Adam Driver: I know what you did, Alan.

*truck inches forward*

Alan Alda: We've all been victims! We've all suffered here ... I mean I've been through three divorces! Please Driver!

Adam Driver: Is it $200 an hour, to listen to you beg?

Alan Alda: I gave you the regular rate you filthy cocksucker! When Ray Liotta gets a hold of you, you're dead, he'll cut you open like a fish! He'll crush you! That's what you get for messing around ...

*pushes car off*

Alan Alda: I'll see you in hell Driver! I'll see you *falling* in HELL! DRIVEEERRRRRRRR!

*enormous explosion*
*Adam Driver gets out of the truck, looks down at the wreckage and smokes a cigarette*

Adam Driver: Bill me.

*Guitar blues riff*

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Scene: LA High Rise

Laura Dern: Come on in! Come into my web, you busy little fly!

*Adam Driver and Laura Dern lock katanas against each other*
*Adam Driver grits his teeth*

Laura Dern: INTERN!

*Intern grabs a wine bottle and throws it at Adam Driver*

*Bottle flies through air, but is blocked by a third katana*
*Camera pans left, reveals Scarlett Johanson holding it*

Adam Driver: Scarlett!

Scarlett Johanson: You were right Adam Driver.

Adam Driver: You came back!

*Laura Dern sneers*

Laura Dern: We could have gotten 60-40 but you threw it all away!

Scarlett Johanson: I want The Boy back! And so does Adam Driver!

Laura Dern: He is a hack director and his award is overrated!

Scarlett Johanson: Laura Dern, you were my worst mistake, and I've come to correct it. *Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu pose* Let's dance.


--------------------------------------------------------

*Explosion montage*

Christopher Walken: This isn't revenge, this is judgement from an angry god. And Adam Driver is the harbinger.

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Scene: Empty car garage with high ceiling

Ray Liotta: *angry* DRIVER! I tried to pay you off, but you didn't want to play!

Adam Driver: I'm here for The Boy.

*The Boy tries to shout, but his mouth is gagged*
*The Boy is surrounded by lawyers, who laugh*

Ray Liotta: There's only one way that this ends Driver.

*Ray Liotta snaps fingers*
*8 motorcycle gunmen appear on the ramps, engines rumbling*

----------------------------------------------------

Titles, Ariel Thin

MARRIAGE STORY 2


Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (LxTcq)

227 @221

History Channel. Don't worry about missing anything. They are rerunning part1 before part 2 tomorrow night.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (gLRfa)

228 Thanks, CBD!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (Lhcx9)

229 Thanks, Tuna!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM (GDpRb)

230 Thank you for the prayers everyone. I'm still waiting to hear back from my brother about the results of the CT scan. I told him ya'll were praying for her. I'm sure she will be ok, I will be sure and let you know.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM (dUJdY)

231 Praying for your SIL, Jewells.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM (Lhcx9)

232 I would be bad at those write-ups.

"I am writing this report because I messed up. Instead of doing what my boss thought he told me he said to do I did what he actually said to do. As a result my boss who apparently has the ability to warp time and space to suit reality to whatever his whim at the current moment is, I failed to do what he really wants dme to do even though there is no way possible in this or any other universe to determine what he really wanted me to do. In the future I will try harder to read my boss's inscrutable irrational and completely dumbshit mind to determine what it is he really wants me to do so that he doesn't have to warp time and space to make the past match whatever bullshit his future and present mind claims he wanted me to do. Thank you for continuing to allow me to work with such geniuses."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

233 Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:17 PM (ybC9u)

Thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 11:20 PM (aA3+G)

234 Add mine for your SIL, Jewells

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 11:21 PM (qAR6u)

235 Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (LxTcq)


Remind me to avoid whatever brand of bourbon you have been drinking!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 11:21 PM (6wiwL)

236 We finished watching Season 2 of Dead to Me tonight.
Christina Applegate is a lot more talented than I thought she was.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:21 PM (Lhcx9)

237 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (V2Yro)

An incredible experience and why I choose to ride an ATV

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

238 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:18 PM (V2Yro)

Water and sand, horses love to roll in them to cool off and shed flies. Daughter's 17.1 hand warm blood did that a few times with her while they were on course during cross country. When their head goes down is usually a tell.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:23 PM (DjiZK)

239 236 We finished watching Season 2 of Dead to Me tonight.
Christina Applegate is a lot more talented than I thought she was.
Posted by: ALH

Netflix?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:23 PM (G546f)

240 Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:21 PM (Lhcx9)

She is amazing in it. She's still a hottie too.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (dUJdY)

241 Enjoy the evening good people.
I think I am done for the day.
The content and the comments have been fantastic today and I continue to appreciate Ace, the COBs, and (most of) my fellow commenters.

Kindest regards
~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (6wiwL)

242 Never, I repeat, never underestimate the squirrels!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (MEwb6)

243 The CDC is a bucket of dog shit that needs to be dumped into a Deep whole and the hole filled in with concrete and on top of that hole should a sign that reads, There is dog shit buried here.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (1vb+E)

244 Horses have never been one of my favorite animals. They know who is in charge, and it was never me.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (Nu8UW)

245 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM

Even if you were told your comments are "anonymous", I bet that's the sort of comment where everyone would know the author immediately.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 11:25 PM (I99aF)

246 She is amazing in it. She's still a hottie too.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (dUJdY)

Wasn't she Al's bimbo daughter in "Married, With Children"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:25 PM (/adZl)

247 On this trip into the back canyons with the Navajo guide, it was clear that while the Navajo are never extremely friendly under any circumstances, our guide was especially surly at having to go back there with us. When we came across a dwelling (one we found had about 50 rooms, with the roof timbers still intact, and some artifacts still there, like the grinding stones, etc) you could tell he was bothered by all of us stupid white people going inside them and poking around. To him, these were all ancient haunted places full of dead men's bones and evil spirits, and they had nothing at all to do with his People. He stayed with the horses down at the stream, he wouldn't get close to any of that old stuff.

he may not have been wrong.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:25 PM (V2Yro)

248 An incredible experience and why I choose to ride an ATV
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2020 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

Don't have to clean ATV stalls. ATVs also don't kick you in the kidneys and put you in the hospital for 2 days.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:26 PM (DjiZK)

249 BourbonChicken, I'd see that movie.

You write good scripts. I just can't proof read them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 11:26 PM (u82oZ)

250 Wasn't she Al's bimbo daughter in "Married, With Children"?

Yes, she was.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:26 PM (dUJdY)

251 Never mount a horse that's whistling Astronomia...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:27 PM (7WaWV)

252 Whoa,
Here are factoids to make one think...

According to phone records, NYC has 15% fewer population right now than normal. And in NJ, medical workers unemployed number 3X unemployed gov't workers.

I have no respect for these blue state governors and their weasel bureaucrats, but have to feel badly for the many good fellow citizens trapped with these creeps. There are enough of the brainwashed mob to keep voting in dopes, or evil dopes.

Beyond a travesty, really

Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:27 PM (ybC9u)

253 Netflix?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:23 PM (G546f)

Yes, Netflix.
We cut the cord last year. It only took us a couple of trips to Best Buy to figure out how. This was after years of overpaying for satellite and cable.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:27 PM (Lhcx9)

254 Don't have to clean ATV stalls. ATVs also don't kick you in the kidneys and put you in the hospital for 2 days.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:26 PM (DjiZK)

Quite a few of them have bad accidents though, due to some failure of the nut holding the steering wheel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/adZl)

255 Misanthropic Humanitarian

That squirrel video highjacked my attention. Not enough electric fencing for my taste.

One time on rec.art.sf.written we discussed our successor species. Squirrel came up a lot.


And the top photo is quite poignant. I will do my best to be worthy of their sacrifices.

Thank you for a sublime ONT.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (u82oZ)

256 Wasn't she Al's bimbo daughter in "Married, With Children"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:25 PM

I like to think of her as the star of the celebrated 80's classic "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead".

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (I99aF)

257 Water and sand, horses love to roll in them to cool off and shed flies. Daughter's 17.1 hand warm blood did that a few times with her while they were on course during cross country. When their head goes down is usually a tell.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:23 PM (DjiZK)

You're right - now that I think of it, we were going up a shallow, sandy stream when it happened.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (V2Yro)

258 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (dUJdY)

Now that we've finished that, do you have any recommendations for another Netflix series?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (Lhcx9)

259 Prayers up for your SIL, Jewells.

Now, you best get busy designing a special post-horsey piece of custom work for her. Something to give to her to celebrate survival and recovery.

In the motorcycle world, the saying goes: "there are two kinds of riders. Those who have wrecked, and those who will."

Members of the Over the Handlebars Club, it's called.

Hers might be the Martin-Baker Zero-Zero Ejection Saddle?

*grin*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 11:30 PM (QzJWU)

260 Quite a few of them have bad accidents though, due to some failure of the nut holding the steering wheel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM

Not technically a failure if that nut was operating exactly as designed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 11:31 PM (I99aF)

261 They know who is in charge, and it was never me.
Posted by: Ronster

Horses understand the rein hand full of mane and the other other hand full of horse ear while you instruct them just exactly what you will do the next time they pull that stunt. Stunt was aiming for a few low hanging branches. Horse was Mrs. Sock's. Haven't had hay burners for years.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:31 PM (MEwb6)

262 We cut the cord last year. It only took us a couple of trips to Best Buy to figure out how. This was after years of overpaying for satellite and cable.
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:27 PM (Lhcx9)

If they gave you satellite and cable for free, you'd still be overpaying, by virtue of all the scummy ads you had to watch in order to see the crappy show you wanted to see.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:31 PM (/adZl)

263 ok you un horse ppl might appreciate this
from a video game

1 minute 59 seconds of horses kicking people..

https://youtu.be/1nbMPKD5vDs

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:32 PM (G546f)

264 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/adZl)

That's true. But yet to see a ATV go directly sideways after seeing a plastic bag. Prey animal genetics sucks.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:32 PM (DjiZK)

265 At least JFK didn't kill any of his girlfriends, like his brother did. That we know of. How did Marlyn die?
Posted by: nerdygirl

Joe Scarborough is Kennedyesqe.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 11:33 PM (+y/Ru)

266 All of my flower beds are right up against the house. I'm not allowed to put any obstacles in the yard that impede the mowing of the lawn.
That guy who did the squirrel maze must do a lot of wed-eating.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:33 PM (Lhcx9)

267 I've always wanted to ride a dromedary... Someday!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:33 PM (7WaWV)

268 I have no respect for these blue state governors and their weasel bureaucrats, but have to feel badly for the many good fellow citizens trapped with these creeps. There are enough of the brainwashed mob to keep voting in dopes, or evil dopes.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:27 PM (ybC9u)

If they gave Cuomo an 80 percent approval rating on handling the virus, then they deserve the ass raping

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 11:34 PM (qAR6u)

269 That's true. But yet to see a ATV go directly sideways after seeing a plastic bag. Prey animal genetics sucks.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:32 PM (DjiZK)

A horse is a motorcycle made of meat. And it eats, even when not working.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:34 PM (/adZl)

270
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:31 PM (/adZl)

You know it. The only programs we ever watched on Dish were Raymond, Charlie and the news.
HGTV was all reruns, and DIY cost extra.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2020 11:35 PM (Lhcx9)

271 An urban rodentologist recently said NYC rats have become hostile and are resorting to cannibalism as food becomes scarce with restaurants closed.

Is that a four year degree? I probably don't want to know.

Evening, all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 25, 2020 11:37 PM (Z4rgH)

272 ALH, I just binge watched Lucifer on Netflix

after I got past the first 10 minutes, it turned out to be a funny police procedural / free will exploration

season 3 was bumpy and too long
but season 4 was really good imo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:37 PM (G546f)

273 > I've learned you can't tell people #LearnToCode or ask them if they are retarded.
Calling Joaquin Castro "Ho Queen" will get you kicked off, too.
Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2020 11:37 PM (hKLpI)

274 Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:32 PM (G546f)

Had one unload on me with both back legs. Had two hoof prints on my lower back for a month. Dr. Said if the horse had been shod I would not have been as lucky.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:38 PM (DjiZK)

275 Don't get me wrong. Those that have horses, enjoy them and know how to handle them are an inspiration. I'm too old to learn.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:38 PM (Nu8UW)

276 If the air outside is going to infect you, you're no better off staying inside unless you live in a sealed laboratory with heavily filtered air systems

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 11:01 PM (qAR6u)

Then you're a believer in the miasma theory of disease. (Which evidently, the CDC is.)

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 11:38 PM (d6gL5)

277 I've always wanted to ride a dromedary... Someday!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:33 PM (7WaWV)


So you'd walk a mile for a camel?

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 25, 2020 11:38 PM (Z4rgH)

278 A horse is a motorcycle made of meat. And it eats, even when not working.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:34 PM (/adZl)


Thats funny shit. On the other hand, a harley is a horse made of iron, and man does it eat. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (9Om/r)

279 ok you un horse ppl might appreciate this
from a video game


I always felt getting kicked was partially my fault. Worse then getting kicked is having them pin you up against the wall or stall rails...on purpose.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (MEwb6)

280 Prayers up for your SIL, Jewells.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (a4EWo)

281 I've always wanted to ride a dromedary... Someday!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:33 PM (7WaWV)

I saw one last week, near Linden, Alberta, as I was making a road trip to Calgary. Big critter. Somebody's "exotic livestock" I guess.

Want an interesting read? Look up the history of Hi Jolly (aka Hadji Ali). He was a Syrian camel driver brought to Arizona to manage camel trains for the U.S. Army. He became quite a legend there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (/adZl)

282 If they gave Cuomo an 80 percent approval rating on handling the virus, then they deserve the ass raping
Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2020 11:34 PM (qAR6u)

it astounds me that Cuomo, and Deh Blahsio, and all of their fans don't seem to have a clue that they're killing the city they all rely on for their lives. I suspect that's a leftist mental disease, they all take for granted that just because something has existed, it will always exist no matter how badly they mistreat it.

They don't understand at all that Cities are living things too, and they can be killed if you treat them badly enough.

Some of them have compared this to 9/11. Bad comparison - that was sharp and hard, like a bullet wound, but then it was over and healing could begin. This is slow, and cumulative, like a cancer on that city that consumes more and more of the host every day. And they're cheering it on, the fools.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (V2Yro)

283 Horses have never been one of my favorite animals. They know who is in charge, and it was never me.
Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:24 PM (Nu8UW)


Getting spirited horses to respect you is hard work. Once one tried to unsaddle me with a tree. I thought here we go. He ended up figuring out what the easy way was.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2020 11:40 PM (y7DUB)

284 A horse is a motorcycle made of meat. And it eats, even when not working.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Never carried insurance on my hay burners.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:41 PM (MEwb6)

285 Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (MEwb6)

Or love bites.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:41 PM (DjiZK)

286 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (9Om/r)


HD, hundred dollars. But what a ride.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2020 11:41 PM (sNpqr)

287 There's a dromedary in my pants.

Posted by: Jerry "Comedy Gold" Nadless at May 25, 2020 11:41 PM (EgshT)

288 Horses, not unlike cars, ATVs, guns, power tools, kitchen knives and grain alcohol, are mostly dangerous to the uninitiated.

I sometimes cringe when I see tourists getting on the back of a "gentle horse" for a trail ride.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (QW9VZ)

289 oh, speaking of Lucifer, by some freaky coincidence, the bioluminescent enzyme in BillGates' "quantum dot vaccine" is called a luciferase enzyme

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (G546f)

290 278 A horse is a motorcycle made of meat. And it eats, even when not working.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:34 PM (/adZl)

Thats funny shit. On the other hand, a harley is a horse made of iron, and man does it eat. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (9Om/r)

A desert is an ocean with it's life underground, and the perfect disguise above.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (V2Yro)

291 This is slow, and cumulative, like a cancer on that city that consumes more and more of the host every day. And they're cheering it on, the fools.
Posted by: Tom Servo

You misspelled self inflicted.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:43 PM (MEwb6)

292 Want an interesting read? Look up the history of Hi Jolly (aka Hadji Ali). He was a Syrian camel driver brought to Arizona to manage camel trains for the U.S. Army. He became quite a legend there.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (/adZl)

That is why there are "wild" camels out near Quartzite, right?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:43 PM (DjiZK)

293 I can fix a mcycle carb, but I can't diagnose or fix any horse problem.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:43 PM (Nu8UW)

294 A desert is an ocean with it's life underground, and the perfect disguise above.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (V2Yro)

aahhh earworm

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:44 PM (G546f)

295 oh, speaking of Lucifer, by some freaky coincidence, the bioluminescent enzyme in BillGates' "quantum dot vaccine" is called a luciferase enzyme

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (G546f)

That's also the active chemical in light sticks. Synthetic firefly juice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:44 PM (/adZl)

296 289 oh, speaking of Lucifer, by some freaky coincidence, the bioluminescent enzyme in BillGates' "quantum dot vaccine" is called a luciferase enzyme

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:42 PM (G546f)

Lucifer is latin for "light bringer", aka Morning Star.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:44 PM (V2Yro)

297 Another update from my brother. She has some skull fractures and some bleeding in her brain. They are flying her to Flagstaff Level 1 Trauma ctr. God in Heaven...

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:45 PM (dUJdY)

298 There's feral dromedaries in Australia, too...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:46 PM (7WaWV)

299 which brings me back to the show Lucifer, Lucifer Morningstar, retired King of Hell, current proprietor of the nightclub Lux

apparently based on a Neil.Gaiman co!ic

anyway, the actor, Tom.Ellis, also often sings & plays piano on the show and he's quite good

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:46 PM (G546f)

300 Maybe this is an opportunity for us to educate people that they are not subjects to be done with as their government sees fit.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 11:12 PM (KtbSq)


YES! ^^THIS^^!

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 11:46 PM (d6gL5)

301 Yikes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:47 PM (7WaWV)

302 > it astounds me that Cuomo, and Deh Blahsio, and all of their fans don't seem to have a clue that they're killing the city they all rely on for their lives.

They figure that it'll either last out their time, or if it all goes to shit, they'll be off in a non-extraditable country with their ill-gotten gains.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2020 11:47 PM (hKLpI)

303 That is why there are "wild" camels out near Quartzite, right?
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2020 11:43 PM (DjiZK)

I think so. Some of the U.S. army's camel herd was sold at auction, and at least some of them found their way to British Columbia, and were used to haul freight through the Fraser Canyon during the Cariboo Gold rush. In the height of Summer, that area gets very hot and dry indeed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:47 PM (/adZl)

304 Thank you for continuing to allow me to work with such geniuses."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

LOL.
That was almost oddly specific.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2020 11:48 PM (ufFY8)

305 I should think Bactrian camels would do better in Canadia...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:48 PM (7WaWV)

306 > There's feral dromedaries in Australia, too...

They weren't as lucky as the U.S., though. A couple of their imported camel drivers fell victim to Sudden Jihadi Syndrome (I believe this was after the Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire entered WWI on opposite sides, but it's been a long time since I read about it).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2020 11:49 PM (hKLpI)

307 Am I misreading or did Malkin go anti vax?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 11:49 PM (IYHxL)

308 Speaking of luciferas, the word lucifer means "light bringer". Remember he was a great angel before the fall, hence the name.


Anyway what did a host of people on the left call Obama again? President Lightbringer....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 11:49 PM (WdocV)

309 How are you when it comes to black bears?

-------

I keep the porch door locked, not because of boogie men, but because of bears.

There have been multiple incidents here of bears opening doors (sometimes after climbing up on decks) and wandering through the house to find the refrigerator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (bPH26)

310 Deplorable Ian, thanks.

I also wrote a piece a few days ago that I want to try and submit to the Babylon Bee. The title is "Michigan Governor Whitmer revealed to be the devil."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

311 HD, hundred dollars. But what a ride.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2020 11:41 PM (sNpqr)

I would love to see those hundred dollar bags again, the prices on parts is stooopid anymore. The funny thing is if you just maintain the damn thing they don't cost much at all. Start customizing them and you're gonna find Jesus real quick. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (9Om/r)

312 I'm not going to get a haircut.

Posted by: Cousin Itt at May 25, 2020 11:52 PM (aKsyK)

313 There have been multiple incidents here of bears opening doors (sometimes after climbing up on decks) and wandering through the house to find the refrigerator.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (bPH26)

Cut to scene of Wile E. Blackbear ordering the Acme Lockpicking set.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:52 PM (/adZl)

314 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Ain't that the truth. I just needed the air!

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2020 11:52 PM (sNpqr)

315 Anyway what did a host of people on the left call Obama again? President Lightbringer....
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 11:49 PM (WdocV)

that explains his demon wife, I guess

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:53 PM (G546f)

316 Premiering on Lifetime tonight:

"I Was Lorena Bobbitt." Produced by Bobbitt herself.

Sponsored by Ginsu Cutlery!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:53 PM (L2ZTs)

317 I also wrote a piece a few days ago that I want to try and submit to the Babylon Bee. The title is "Michigan Governor Whitmer revealed to be the devil."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

I think a letter from Satan to Whitmer, rejecting her job application, would be funnier.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:54 PM (/adZl)

318 Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:46 PM (G546f)

It always seemed odd to make a show based on satan.

I dont wanna cheer on the prince of darkness you know?

Or am I pulling a karen here

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 11:54 PM (IYHxL)

319 AOP, possibly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:55 PM (L2ZTs)

320 I've got black bear around teh Zettaibunker... I've not seen one in a few years, but I find bear shit in the garden all. the. time...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:55 PM (7WaWV)

321 Lucifer is latin for "light bringer", aka Morning Star.

Lucifairyian - light in the loafers.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at May 25, 2020 11:55 PM (n/x6m)

322 I think my neighbours are feeding them...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (7WaWV)

323 Jewells45

All 4 prayer wheels clutched in and turning Flank Speed to ascend prayers for your SIL.

Level 1 trauma centers can handle it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (u82oZ)

324 I dont wanna cheer on the prince of darkness you know?

Or am I pulling a karen here
Posted by: thathalfrican -

that was my first reaction too
but this Lucifer is not really based on the Bible, so much as through a fantasy writer's imagination of the Bible

and in the show he stumbles towards possible redemption

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (G546f)

325 Some of them have compared this to 9/11. Bad comparison - that was sharp and hard, like a bullet wound, but then it was over and healing could begin. This is slow, and cumulative, like a cancer on that city that consumes more and more of the host every day. And they're cheering it on, the fools.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 11:39 PM (V2Yro)


Better mayor when 9/11 happened, too.

The difference in the handling of the 9/11 atrocity and the handling of the COVID-1984 atrocity is stark indeed. deBolshevik telling us early on to go out to Chinatown to show we are not racists and later on bringing up racial and economic bullshit inequality theory for why the virus 'devastated' minorities vs. Giuliani ripping up that Saudi asshole's $10M dollar check.

Posted by: RickZ at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (Y8PSl)

326 ..Another update from my brother. She has some skull fractures and some bleeding in her brain. They are flying her to Flagstaff Level 1 Trauma ctr. God in Heaven...

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:45 PM (dUJdY)




More prayers up, and with Thanks given to Him, for modern medicine, helicopters and the American Emergency Medical Response System.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (QzJWU)

327 I think my neighbours are feeding them...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (7WaWV)

Has the number of neighbors been steadily diminishing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM (/adZl)

328 I sometimes cringe when I see tourists getting on the back of a "gentle horse" for a trail ride.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

My horse was inherited Mrs. Sock's friend. Her father had passed away and she knew we would ride him. He had been a parade horse. If you stopped on a trail ride for any extended period he would do the foot step in place. Great horse! His name was Duke. My sister in law invited some of her coworkers out for a ride once. Her supervisor said he knew how to ride so I let him take Duke. As they were getting ready and we were helping the last couple get mounted up, Duke began doing his at rest dance. Guy pulled hard on the reins and Duke launched him about 10 feet. To his credit, he got back on and after they got back he made sure I knew what a great horse Duke was.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM (MEwb6)

329 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 11:45 PM (dUJdY)

oh wow

more prayers coming right up

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM (G546f)

330 Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 25, 2020 11:56 PM (G546f)

Huh. Interesting. Thanks for the run down.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM (IYHxL)

331 Tom Servo, Rodrigo, kmdabear and others,
Well I'm not sure that the polls are accurate--but yes, I think that most of those living in these cities are brainwashed...or in on the con.

But there are is still a large minority that suffers under these terrible and/or evil people and their policies.

And yes, GWB, we need to find more ways to educate them.

I find it very hard to get through to the Karens and others. they make every decision based on vague ideas and or their emotions. Logic does not work with them at all, in my experience.

We need a Walkaway type spokesman--Straka is great for young people but I haven't seen him (yet) address this garbage.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM (ybC9u)

332 > They weren't as lucky as the U.S., though. A couple of their imported camel drivers fell victim to Sudden Jihadi Syndrome

Wikipedia has a summary under the Battle of Broken Hill.

Four Australians killed (including a 17 year old girl), both jihadis sent to Hell.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2020 11:58 PM (hKLpI)

333
There was discussion earlier about the series "The World at War".

It was not very approving of using the A-bombs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 11:58 PM (aKsyK)

334 Praying hard Jewells.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 25, 2020 11:59 PM (MEwb6)

335 Has the number of neighbors been steadily diminishing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 11:57 PM



Sadly, no...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 26, 2020 12:00 AM (7WaWV)

336 Damn jewells prayers up

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 26, 2020 12:00 AM (IYHxL)

337 Back then...Battle Hymns of Republics...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jRnL6fRdcc

Posted by: techsan at May 26, 2020 12:00 AM (lYvbB)

338 I think a letter from Satan to Whitmer, rejecting her job application, would be funnier.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


All HR are Satan's Minions.

86% are named Karen.

Posted by: Miklos, convinced at May 26, 2020 12:01 AM (QzkSJ)

339 Re riding dromedaries (i.e., camels).
It is not very comfortable, even using the special saddles. I've ridden them several times in Egypt and Jordan. Camels have an odd gait, and spit. Their sound is a kind of "grumble"...really revolting imho. But they do work in sand. If you ever ride one, you have to hold on tight after you get on, as they lurch significantly to rise.

Horses, at least for me, are a glorious ride. A good canter in open air is a feeling like no other. Magical. With the right horse, you are one with the animal.

But they can be unpredicatable. My worst accident was riding at a walk out to the field where we had the jumps set up. It was a new horse--fresh from the race track, and he was a real jackass. My bad for not being more cautious with him--he bucked me like crazy while I was adjusting my stirrups. I was on crutches for over 6 weeks--riding in and out of NYC on the train --sometimes standing as there were no seats.

Ah to be 25 again!

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:02 AM (ybC9u)

340 There have been multiple incidents here of bears opening doors (sometimes after climbing up on decks) and wandering through the house to find the refrigerator.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,



Porridge.

I was told porridge.

Posted by: Miklos, just right at May 26, 2020 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

341 Glad your SiL is getting good care Jewells! Will keep praying for her, this could turn into quite a long haul!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 26, 2020 12:03 AM (Xt7n2)

342 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

Screw Ball Tape Letters.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:04 AM (DjiZK)

343 It was not very approving of using the A-bombs.

Because burning down cities with napalm was far more humane.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 26, 2020 12:05 AM (I2/tG)

344 Porridge.

I was told porridge.
Posted by: Miklos, just right at May 26, 2020 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

And little blonde girls.

Posted by: pedo-Bear biden at May 26, 2020 12:05 AM (/adZl)

345 Sorry about your SIL, Jewells. Her being conscious and coherent is a good sign. Hoping to hear more good news soon.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:05 AM (hKLpI)

346 Quilter's, hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:06 AM (L2ZTs)

347 Horses, at least for me, are a glorious ride. A good canter in open air is a feeling like no other. Magical. With the right horse, you are one with the animal.

.....

Conversely, in my experience as a male rider, a horse with a rough trot will have you searching for your testicles for a few days after the ride.



Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 26, 2020 12:06 AM (QW9VZ)

348 Sorry about your SIL, Jewells. Her being conscious and coherent is a good sign. Hoping to hear more good news soon.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:05 AM (hKLpI)

She can probably look forward to being kept awake against her will. They do that with suspected concussion patients.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:07 AM (/adZl)

349 There have been multiple incidents here of bears opening doors (sometimes after climbing up on decks) and wandering through the house to find the refrigerator.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Black bears sneaking in the dead of night
Opening the fridge to have a bite
All their lives
They were only waiting for the pizza to arrive

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:07 AM (G546f)

350 Oh gosh Jewells.

More prayers sent up for your SIL.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:07 AM (ybC9u)

351 Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:02 AM (ybC9u)

My daughter's endurance horse (Polish Arab) was a perfect match like that. She loved riding 30 miles a day on that horse. Her warm blood was great for dressage but wouldn't tuck for show jumping and would over jump. So good horse, bad fit.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:08 AM (DjiZK)

352 Black bears sneaking in the dead of night
Opening the fridge to have a bite
All their lives
They were only waiting for the pizza to arrive
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:07 AM (G546f)

Nice!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:08 AM (/adZl)

353 BC,
LOL too true. My husband wore his athletic gear, if you know what I mean, when we rode.

We had some very tough trainers--they had us jumping with no reins and no stirrups. Not for the faint of heart. I would never do it now.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:09 AM (ybC9u)

354 I can't diagnose or fix any horse problem.


Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 11:43 PM (Nu8UW)


I know what to do with a broken leg.

Posted by: GWB at May 26, 2020 12:10 AM (d6gL5)

355 "Michigan Governor Whitmer revealed to be the devil."

Whitmer partially opened up the Upper Peninsula (which is hundreds of miles from any cluster of CCP virus cases), plus the one county that her vacation house is in.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 26, 2020 12:10 AM (I2/tG)

356 I admire horses, from afar

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:10 AM (G546f)

357 Black bears sneaking in the dead of night
Opening the fridge to have a bite
All their lives
They were only waiting for the pizza to arrive
Posted by: vmom 2020

You mentioned ear worm earlier. Thanks VM.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:10 AM (MEwb6)

358 thanks AOP!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:11 AM (G546f)

359 ARC, yeah I don't have much respect for her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:11 AM (L2ZTs)

360
Hey everyone. Just dropping in to say thanks for whatever you did on Memorial Day and keep fighting the good fight. I don't have two seconds to rub together on my new job.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 26, 2020 12:11 AM (G51Gf)

361 Good horse song:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=N1V3JW4HeBs

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:11 AM (/adZl)

362 LOL too true. My husband wore his athletic gear, if you know what I mean, when we rode.

.....

Posting is a survival skill.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (QW9VZ)

363 > There have been multiple incidents here of bears opening doors (sometimes after climbing up on decks)

The big brownies here will peel the siding right off a cabin if they think there's food in there.

They just laugh at standard roll-up garage doors. Every few years we get one that figures out that people often keep dog food inside garages, and of course that bear is basically doomed from that point on. Once they associate humans with food, you pretty much have to kill them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (hKLpI)

364 QID,
Yes you are so right about suiting the horse to the event. Dressage, like ballet, was always just out of reach for me. I tried but there were some moves that always eluded me (flying change---glorious when it happened but it occurred only episodically).

I keep thinking I'll go ahead an buy a horse now that I am not in airplanes every week for work...but haven't followed through.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (ybC9u)

365 You mentioned ear worm earlier. Thanks VM.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:10 AM (MEwb6)

revenge is sweet
sorry that you are an innocent bystander victim, though

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (G546f)

366 Posting is a survival skill.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (QW9VZ)

That's why I always got a gaited horse, smoother ride.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:13 AM (DjiZK)

367 Someone named Arthur Kimes is a Cob here. Thought I would mention it, since it is on Instapundit.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:13 AM (bCLt0)

368 > Whitmer partially opened up the Upper Peninsula (which is hundreds of miles from any cluster of CCP virus cases), plus the one county that her vacation house is in.

I heard her husband even called up a boat service company and tried to pull rank to jump the line to get their boat put in the lake.

Not a good look, Grech.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:13 AM (hKLpI)

369 BC,
Too right re. posting.
Actually so much better for women too, unless you are lucky enough to have a very smooth gaited horse. Warm bloods usually better than thoroughbreds for smooth gaits, at least the ones I rode.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:14 AM (ybC9u)

370 So Dad came down, and went w/ him to decorate the family graves. I know this is a day for vets who lost their lives in our service, but it is a long tradition in the Midwest to commemorate lost family members.

The cemetery was much more scarce in commemorations. Only saw 3 other cars there, it was skimpy.

Another American tradition trashed by Commie Flu Rot lock down by Pritzger.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2020 12:14 AM (sowfb)

371 anyhoo, bears scare me

probably scarier to me than a mountain lion

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:14 AM (G546f)

372 Black bears sneaking in the dead of night
Opening the fridge to have a bite
All their lives
They were only waiting for the pizza to arrive
Posted by: vmom 2020
------

You'll be hearing from my solicitors.

Posted by: Sir Paul McCartney at May 26, 2020 12:15 AM (WD9ZA)

373 Most terrifying predator. Polar bear.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (bCLt0)

374 tubal, where is that listed?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

375 Conversely, in my experience as a male rider, a horse with a rough trot will have you searching for your testicles for a few days after the ride.



Posted by: Bitter Clinger

One doesn't have to wonder why John Wayne always used a stunt double for the hard riding scenes.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (MEwb6)

376 Blonde Morticia,
I guess being that busy at work is good?

But I for one miss your posts.

Happy Mem Day to you

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (ybC9u)

377 > anyhoo, bears scare me

Believe it or not, we get more people killed by moose than by bears.

Bears LOOK dangerous, so anyone with an IQ above room temperature leaves them alone.

Moose look stupid and comical.

They are definitely stupid, but have no discernable sense of humor whatsoever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (hKLpI)

378 Someone named Arthur Kimes is a Cob here. Thought I would mention it, since it is on Instapundit.
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:13 AM (bCLt0)

Yeah. That is not by any means a secret. Haven't heard much from him lately, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:17 AM (/adZl)

379 > Most terrifying predator. Polar bear.

One of the few animals that will actively stalk human beings on a routine basis.

With other man-eating animals, it's a rarity.

To a polar bear, you're just another walking sack of meat.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:17 AM (hKLpI)

380 374 tubal, where is that listed?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

Tonight, on Instapundit. I think it was a Driscoll post. Fairly near the top.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:18 AM (bCLt0)

381 Most terrifying predator. Polar bear.
Posted by: tubal

Nah. 130 lb tweeker with a knife that you don't see coming.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:18 AM (MEwb6)

382 Once they associate humans with food, you pretty much have to kill them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
-------

So far, mine only associate garbage cans with food.

Posted by: Sir Paul McCartney at May 26, 2020 12:18 AM (WD9ZA)

383 378 Someone named Arthur Kimes is a Cob here. Thought I would mention it, since it is on Instapundit.
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:13 AM (bCLt0)

Yeah. That is not by any means a secret. Haven't heard much from him lately, though.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:17 AM (/adZl)

Huh. Had never heard that name before, somehow got past me.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:19 AM (bCLt0)

384 > So far, mine only associate garbage cans with food.

Yeah, we have those here too. They get shot.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:19 AM (hKLpI)

385 Rodrigo,
I read that story about La Whitler too.

She is truly monstrous. And has that shifty dead eyed look of the truly evil.

Not to mention that MI numbers have improved substantially in the last several weeks--Less than 2% of cases in hospital and of all cases, only 30% active.

Guess she spends more time dress-rehearsing for ole Joey multi-fingers than looking at the real issues in her state---like ineffective dams, for ex.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:20 AM (ybC9u)

386 I guess leopards are pretty badass too.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:20 AM (bCLt0)

387 > Not to mention that MI numbers have improved substantially in the last several weeks--Less than 2% of cases in hospital and of all cases, only 30% active.

Maybe she got the memo that sticking active COVID-19 cases back in nursing homes was a Bad Idea.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:21 AM (hKLpI)

388 I remember the Far Side cartoon, with two polar bears contemplating an igloo. The one says, "Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:21 AM (/adZl)

389 Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:12 AM (ybC9u)

Wife and daughter are getting back into riding now that that the daughter is out of college. She was in the US Pony Club Assoc for 15 yrs. They said she could have been a jr Olympic prospect for dressage, but college got in the way and we didn't have half million dollar horse. I think she loves it even more now that she can just enjoy riding without the self induced pressure.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:21 AM (DjiZK)

390 Biden made an appearance at the Vietnam Vets memorial today, but it's obvious it was Jill's idea.

Joe kept asking her "if we're at Disneyland then where are the rides?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:22 AM (L2ZTs)

391 388 I remember the Far Side cartoon, with two polar bears contemplating an igloo. The one says, "Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:21 AM (/adZl)

Heh.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:22 AM (bCLt0)

392 Believe it or not, we get more people killed by moose than by bears.

Bears LOOK dangerous, so anyone with an IQ above room temperature leaves them alone.

Moose look stupid and comical.

They are definitely stupid, but have no discernable sense of humor whatsoever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Truth

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:23 AM (MEwb6)

393 So, don't stand between momma moose, and her moosettes then??

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:25 AM (bCLt0)

394 So, don't stand between momma moose, and her moosettes then??
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:25 AM (bCLt0)

Or near a bull moose during the rut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:26 AM (/adZl)

395 Gen. George S. Patton's grave:

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-i-spent-4th-of-july.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 12:27 AM (1t3jS)

396 don't honk your horn at the moose in the middle of the road

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:27 AM (G546f)

397 Arthur Kimes is Comrade Arthur and yeah, can't remember the last time he was here

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:29 AM (G546f)

398 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:17 AM (hKLpI)

You better be a great shot with some serious fire power if they attack.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 26, 2020 12:29 AM (IYHxL)

399 Ok. We prob have to divert a No Cal trip in July because Herr Newsome still restricting everything for no good reason.
What National parks would the horde most recommend visiting in UT?

Posted by: keena at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (RiTnx)

400 397 Arthur Kimes is Comrade Arthur and yeah, can't remember the last time he was here
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:29 AM (G546f)

Aaaaah, Comrade Arthur. It all computes now. Thanks, vmom.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (bCLt0)

401 Look at the close ups of Biden's public appearance, today.

That face mask was affixed with Flex Seal, and there was no "safe word".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (QzJWU)

402 That face mask was affixed with Flex Seal, and there was no "safe word".



Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:31 AM (G546f)

403 > I remember the Far Side cartoon, with two polar bears contemplating an igloo.

Polar bears eating whale carcasses in Kaktovik, Alaska:


https://tinyurl.com/bloodybears

(note: some of these pics are quite bloody)

They show up for whaling season every year, to scavenge the leftovers from the Native whaling operations.

A sadly-deceased friend of mine lived in Kaktovik for a long time, and still has family there. His Facebook page always had interesting shots from the fam when whaling season came around.


I don't think they'll be using many of these shots in Coca-Cola ads.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:31 AM (hKLpI)

404 What National parks would the horde most recommend visiting in UT?
Posted by: keena at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (RiTnx)

Zion or Arches/Canyon land.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (DjiZK)

405 Safe Word?

"mmpppfff!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (1t3jS)

406 401 Look at the close ups of Biden's public appearance, today.

That face mask was affixed with Flex Seal, and there was no "safe word".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (QzJWU)

She made him leave the rest of the suit at home.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (bCLt0)

407 Arthur Kimes is the Ghost in the Machine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (V2Yro)

408 Posted by: keena at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (RiTnx)

Run that by Legally Sufficient tommorow night

That Moron lives there and knows a lot about the country

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (aA3+G)

409 404 What National parks would the horde most recommend visiting in UT?
Posted by: keena at May 26, 2020 12:30 AM (RiTnx)

Zion or Arches/Canyon land.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:32 AM (DjiZK)

And when you're in the neighborhood, you gotta see Bryce.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 12:33 AM (V2Yro)

410 ok, the moose will kill you, but at least it won't eat you

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:33 AM (G546f)

411 > So, don't stand between momma moose, and her moosettes then??
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:25 AM (bCLt0)

> Or near a bull moose during the rut.

Definitely.

Heh... now I'm thinking of the time another guy I know had a frustrated bull moose fall in love with his car. He had to call in late to work. "Yeah, a moose is humping my car, can't come in."

By his report, it left the sort of mess that you might imagine a masturbating moose would leave, just for extra fun.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:34 AM (hKLpI)

412 Tetons are beautiful. Arches, dead horse point.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2020 12:34 AM (sNpqr)

413 410 ok, the moose will kill you, but at least it won't eat you
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:33 AM (G546f)

You still have the mountain lion, vmom. They like joggers.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (bCLt0)

414 Heh... now I'm thinking of the time another guy I know had a frustrated bull moose fall in love with his car

==

so many questions... starting with make model and color

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (G546f)

415 You still have the mountain lion, vmom. They like joggers.
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (bCLt0)

---

Fast food.

Posted by: SMH at May 26, 2020 12:36 AM (RU4sa)

416 so many questions... starting with make model and color
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (G546f)

Hatchback

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:36 AM (DjiZK)

417 414 Heh... now I'm thinking of the time another guy I know had a frustrated bull moose fall in love with his car

==

so many questions... starting with make model and color
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (G546f)

It's name was Brad, so

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:36 AM (bCLt0)

418 You still have the mountain lion, vmom. They like joggers.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (bCLt0)

this is why I avoid exercise
so many ways to get killed during exercise

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:36 AM (G546f)

419 > so many questions... starting with make model and color

I remember that it was a Geo Metro. I wanna say dark brown or maybe a maroon color.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:37 AM (hKLpI)

420 so many questions... starting with make model and color
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:35 AM (G546f)

Hummer?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:37 AM (DjiZK)

421 Heh... now I'm thinking of the time another guy I know had a frustrated bull moose fall in love with his car. He had to call in late to work. "Yeah, a moose is humping my car, can't come in."

By his report, it left the sort of mess that you might imagine a masturbating moose would leave, just for extra fun.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


There was a woodpecker that would perch on the side mirror of my car at peck at his own reflection in the mirror.

I didn't go all Nurse Ratched on xer. After a few weeks, the mirror fell out.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Mutual Miklos of Omaha at May 26, 2020 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

422 I don't think they'll be using many of these shots in Coca-Cola ads.\Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:31 AM (hKLpI)

Coca Cola has been real touchy about that sort of thing since Natural Born Killers.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2020 12:37 AM (WyVLE)

423 Muldoon, I don't understand. I'm currently reading your book (softback) based on moron recommendations. If you didn't want anyone to know who you are, why didn't you publish it undr "Anonymous"?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 26, 2020 12:38 AM (HuH1F)

424 Guess I should go to bed. Fell asleep earlier and woke up at 8. Thought I was late for work. It is disturbing.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2020 12:38 AM (sNpqr)

425 gory polar bears match the red and white in the Coca Cola logo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:39 AM (G546f)

426 Heh... now I'm thinking of the time another guy I know had a frustrated bull moose fall in love with his car. He had to call in late to work. "Yeah, a moose is humping my car, can't come in."



Guess it wasn't a Subaru.

Posted by: Miklosian Guesses GmbH at May 26, 2020 12:39 AM (QzkSJ)

427 Guess it wasn't a Subaru.
Posted by: Miklosian Guesses GmbH at May 26, 2020 12:39 AM (QzkSJ)

Red Volvo

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 26, 2020 12:40 AM (DjiZK)

428 > Guess it wasn't a Subaru.

Those attract the cow moose.

But only certain ones. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:40 AM (hKLpI)

429 423 it's only fairly recently that doxxing has gotten out of hand
probably back when he published he wasn't as worried about the craxxy leftists everywhere

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:40 AM (G546f)

430 why didn't you publish it undr "Anonymous"?
Posted by: Charles the Simple


"Anonymous" is under copyright, but nobody knows who to contact to get permission.

Posted by: Miklos X at May 26, 2020 12:40 AM (QzkSJ)

431 Quilter, your car suggestions are killing me
LOL

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:41 AM (G546f)

432
Guess it wasn't a Subaru.
Posted by: Miklosian Guesses GmbH

Or it wasn't really a "bull" moose.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:41 AM (MEwb6)

433 I remember that it was a Geo Metro. I wanna say dark brown or maybe a maroon color.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

ah, so maybe the color attracted it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:43 AM (G546f)

434 Or it wasn't really a "bull" moose.
Posted by: Sock Monkey.


Hmmm


Rocky never did write a "tell all" book.

Posted by: Miklos, no-goodnik at May 26, 2020 12:43 AM (QzkSJ)

435 Or it wasn't really a "bull" moose.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:41 AM (MEwb6)

The bull-dyke moose have strap-on antlers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:43 AM (/adZl)

436 Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend.

Seeing no restaurants, bars, or churches opened was a bit of a bummer and made me wonder what exactly are we celebrating or honoring.

On the flip side, seeing people maskless 10-1 seemed hopeful.

Posted by: SMH at May 26, 2020 12:43 AM (RU4sa)

437 > ah, so maybe the color attracted it

Color and approximate size.

Heh.

We gave him a lot of shit about that car, back in the day.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 26, 2020 12:44 AM (hKLpI)

438 433 I remember that it was a Geo Metro. I wanna say dark brown or maybe a maroon color.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

ah, so maybe the color attracted it
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:43 AM (G546f)

I think " stupid" was mentioned upthread, vis a vis mooses.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:44 AM (bCLt0)

439 {Strums fingers, thinks of something to type.}

I happened to catch a 2018 rerun of an America's Test Kitchen episode (that date will be important later) this afternoon. They had a tasting of artisanal bacon (in typical vacuum-sealed packages). The favorite bacon I forget the name of because all I heard was the price. As of 2018, America's Test Kitchen's favorite artisanal bacon was twen-ty-se-ven frik-kin' dollars a pound.

Now I love bacon as much as the next normal human being, but not at twenty-seven dollars a damn pound.

Posted by: RickZ at May 26, 2020 12:45 AM (Y8PSl)

440 I remember that it was a Geo Metro. I wanna say dark brown or maybe a maroon color.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

So.

Smaller, slower and weaker than a moose.

Figures.

Posted by: Miklos, who drove a Geo one (1) time at May 26, 2020 12:45 AM (QzkSJ)

441 I looked it up - moose have poor euight but good hearing and sense of smell

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:46 AM (G546f)

442 my favorite bacon is the kind I can get cheap

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:47 AM (G546f)

443 441 I looked it up - moose have poor euight but good hearing and sense of smell
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:46 AM (G546f)

So, it could hear the car moaning.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:47 AM (bCLt0)

444 >>>Now I love bacon as much as the next normal human being, but not at twenty-seven dollars a damn pound.

Did it do the dishes as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 26, 2020 12:47 AM (aA3+G)

445 are mooses meese?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:47 AM (G546f)

446 Mice are meeses.

Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:48 AM (bCLt0)

447 I looked it up - moose have poor euight but good hearing and sense of smell
Posted by: vmom 2020

Like most guys at the bar by around 10:30

Posted by: Miklos, not that I would know at May 26, 2020 12:48 AM (QzkSJ)

448 I looked it up - moose have poor euight but good hearing and sense of smell
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:46 AM (G546f)

That explains it, then. Geo Metros smell like moose poon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:48 AM (/adZl)

449 QID,
I am totally jealous of your wife and daughter. what a terrific pastime for them to share.

The rest of the horde--I guess I should not care that then that I've never seen a moose in the wild.

Best wildlife siting was a momma bobcat and her litter of kittens. Really cute kittehs...but glad we saw them while safely ensconced in the car

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:52 AM (ybC9u)

450 Wal-Mart here has their store brand bacon for $3.58 per pound. Not 12 ounces. I like it as it doesn't seem as salty. And as vmom said, cheap.

Posted by: AlmostYuman at May 26, 2020 12:52 AM (fP8Xt)

451 Dow futs up +500 points.

Financial press will tell u why this is actually bad news. And if it's not... Biden should get the credit.

Posted by: mnw at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (Cssks)

452 445 are mooses meese?

Just the ones who picked up some genes from my father-in-law.

Posted by: Ed at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (YqED9)

453 vmom, my fave bacon of late is the fully cooked version in the box. Hormel Black Label makes one version.

You can pull it right outta the package and eat it!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (L2ZTs)

454 Why do you all look up Wikipedia on all things Moose, when there's a Lodge in 'bout every town and borough?

And you can buy a beer, there, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (QzJWU)

455 Need a pen-name?

Scrivener name generator to the rescue

Stetson Barker
Kristanna Wong
Blayze Paul
Stowe Mcguire
Rayce Gaines
Briggs Larsen
Lars Hays
Niles Poole

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (1t3jS)

456 good night Morons and Meeses
lock the doors to keep the bears out

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 26, 2020 12:53 AM (G546f)

457 >What National parks would the horde most recommend visiting in UT?
Posted by: keena



Canyonlands or Capitol Reef

Nobody goes to Arches- it's too crowded
same for Zion and Bryce Canyon
Capitol Reef is my favorite

Posted by: Rudy Polanski at May 26, 2020 12:55 AM (iTXRQ)

458 Seeing no restaurants, bars, or churches opened was a bit of a bummer and made me wonder what exactly are we celebrating or honoring


Droce around the closest burg to the ranch Sunday. 6 churches were holding services, 3 of them indoors. Sadly, mine was not one of them. In the 10 plus weeks since Emperor Jay shut things down, the only attempt at contact was a coice mail from one of the elders on Friday. I played some phone tag and then gave up. I'm not angry just sad at their lack of fight for God's gift. On a better note, Mrs. Sock and I visited 2 rural cemeteries near us and there were loads of flags planted on Vet"s graves. We replaced 30 old and ready to retire flags with new ones. I have some flags to retire tomorrow.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 12:55 AM (MEwb6)

459 Now I love bacon as much as the next normal human being, but not at twenty-seven dollars a damn pound.

At that price they better include pedigree papers for the pig.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at May 26, 2020 12:55 AM (SchxB)

460 ..Best wildlife siting was a momma bobcat and her litter of kittens. Really cute kittehs...but glad we saw them while safely ensconced in the car

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:52 AM (ybC9u)



Ranchers in South Texas used to pay a nice bounty for those. Tom, Mom or Kitten, mattered not.

ONE mature bobcat can kill over 20 fawn per year, and when the 10,000 acre Trophy Deer Ranch is charging *more* than $10k for a hunt + Trophy Fee...well, the ranchers don't like the bobcats.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 12:57 AM (QzJWU)

461
Now I love bacon as much as the next normal human being, but not at twenty-seven dollars a damn pound.

At that price they better include pedigree papers for the pig.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive


Arnold Ziffel

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2020 12:58 AM (aKsyK)

462 Why do you all look up Wikipedia on all things Moose, when there's a Lodge in 'bout every town and borough?

And you can buy a beer, there, too.



Jim


*glare*

Posted by: the Elks at May 26, 2020 12:58 AM (QzkSJ)

463 The rest of the horde--I guess I should not care that then that I've never seen a moose in the wild.

Best wildlife siting was a momma bobcat and her litter of kittens. Really cute kittehs...but glad we saw them while safely ensconced in the car
Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 12:52 AM (ybC9u)

Living in Alberta, I have seen moose many times. Even took a picture of one, once. Had some close encounters with Lynx. More beautiful than scary, but would not want to tangle with one.

I met a big cow moose one time, driving on a narrow bush road at night. I came to a full stop, and she ran right at my Suburban, and then dodged to her right, and brushed by the left side of the vehicle, and folded in the driver's side mirror. Then she ran straight up a near-vertical embankment and out of sight. I think the trucks lights had partially blinded her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 12:58 AM (/adZl)

464 Or Wilbur...

Right Charlotte?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 12:59 AM (1t3jS)

465 AOP,
Guess I'll have to come up to Canada to see the moose then. All the talk of moose puts me in mind of Bullwinkle and Rocky, and their memorable nemeses, Boris and Natasha.

So bonus points, which politicians would we assign to each of these characters?

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:02 AM (ybC9u)

466 Seeing no restaurants, bars, or churches opened was a bit of a bummer


I can assure you that North Myrtle Beach is full open. People on the beach, kids in the pool, people on the restaurants and at the bar.

Only masks worn by kids cleaning the tables and chairs kinda mainly.

So if am dead before the end of the thread, you'll know why.

Posted by: Miklos at his Classy, Luxurious Seaside Estate at May 26, 2020 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)

467 Jim,
I live in Houston now and have seen a bobcat here too--only one though, a juvenile. Believe it or not, on the freakin' street (very late at night, and we are not that far from the bayou so guess he wandered off...)

My dogs went absolutely ape when they saw the darn thing. Those tufts are the giveaway. No regular house cat sports such long tufts or the same kind of coloring.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:04 AM (ybC9u)

468 I'm off for a nap. Had to clean the house as Dad came down for the grave decoration. We kept up the tradition, w/out his cousins this yr.

After days off it is going to interesting to get to work tomorrow. Guess I should set an alarm, but I usually can wake up before them.

Nite all, hope you had a nice weekend.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2020 01:10 AM (sowfb)

469 So if am dead before the end of the thread, you'll know why.
Posted by: Miklos at his Classy, Luxurious Seaside Estate

Stay away from the fish tank cleaner.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at May 26, 2020 01:12 AM (MEwb6)

470 Night, Farmer. Have a good day at work!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 01:12 AM (/adZl)

471 Stay away from the fish tank cleaner.
Posted by: Sock Monkey

Eh. The bartender knows what she's doing.

Posted by: Miklos, most hours being Happy Hours at May 26, 2020 01:15 AM (QzkSJ)

472 ..I live in Houston now and have seen a bobcat here too--only one though, a juvenile. Believe it or not, on the freakin' street (very late at night, and we are not that far from the bayou so guess he wandered off...)

My dogs went absolutely ape when they saw the darn thing. Those tufts are the giveaway. No regular house cat sports such long tufts or the same kind of coloring.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:04 AM (ybC9u)]/I]



Don't ever let those dogs off the leash.

I've seen what a 35 lb. female bobcat can do to a 100 lb. whitetail doe.

Deer didn't stand a chance.

Frankly, I don't want to get into a fight to the death with a 13 lb. domestic tabby cat.

When a cat gets "switched on", it is an incredibly strong thing. Not just muscle strength, but it's bone structure is rock-hard, dense and capable of bearing muscle-loads which would snap our limbs like twigs.

Puddy Tat can ruin your day.

The aforementioned Ms. Bobcat crushed that doe's skull like we would crack a sunflower seed. One bite, after the pounce and clawing into position for the kill.

About 17 miles West of Fredricksburg, TX, on the best lease I've ever held, just outside of Harper, TX.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 01:15 AM (QzJWU)

473 Keena,
We loved Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef in UT when we visited there in 2008.

Stayed in Boulder UT for a couple of nights. There is a nice lodge there with a terrific restaurant. Probably not open yet though, but worth the trip. The food was worth a journey (at least then)

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:15 AM (ybC9u)

474 Felt either a tinge of a hangover, or a tinge of the rona certain death plague yesterday and the day before, or yesterday and today, one of those, I'm no doctor. So I figured I better take action right away and get a bottle of vodka.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 01:17 AM (buTO7)

475 Actually, I know a place where they serve drinks in half-gallon aquariums.

With long straws (like fireworks, legal in SC).

Posted by: Miklos, come to think of it at May 26, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)

476 Jim,
Thank you for the advice. That must have been an amazing sight to see how tough the bobcat could be.


My pups were safe behind our wall and gate when I saw the bobcat juvenile here.

Doggehs are terriers so think they are way big. Couple of summers ago they killed a juvenile coyote. Not sure they'd have been successful with an adult. Mostly they confine themselves to rodents and possums, raccoons and the like.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:19 AM (ybC9u)

477 Actually, I know a place where they serve drinks in half-gallon aquariums.

With long straws (like fireworks, legal in SC).
Posted by: Miklos, come to think of it at May 26, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)

That would be a gin and tonic, made with Tank-a-ray?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 01:20 AM (/adZl)

478 Felt either a tinge of a hangover, or a tinge of the rona certain death plague yesterday and the day before, or yesterday and today, one of those, I'm no doctor. So I figured I better take action right away and get a bottle of vodka.
Posted by: Menack
-------

I'm not paranoid about the commie flu, but I do take my temperature twice a day. This morning, it was 96.1

I thought, 'My god, I'm trending towards room temperature'. My next thought was, 'Well, we all are.'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 01:20 AM (pK7cg)

479 Menack,
If you have a tinge of the 'Rona, buy some tonic water for your vodka too.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:20 AM (ybC9u)

480 Given the way Beshear (and others) has acted the
past couple months, he should be counting his blessings it's gone no
farther than being hanged in effigy.



And a hearty FU to the Republican Party for joining in the finger-wagging.



Oh and also, happy Memorial Day everyone!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

I agree... a hearty FU to the Republican SoS of KY. Hanging in Effigy is the least of what these fascists deserve. I would prefer we bring back tar, feathers and running them out of town on a rail.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 26, 2020 01:22 AM (nAiE/)

481 That would be a gin and tonic, made with Tank-a-ray?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The trademark drink is kinda sea blue, so it might be Bombay Sapphire.

Posted by: Miklos, who should go back there at May 26, 2020 01:24 AM (QzkSJ)

482 The only good journalist is a dead journalist

Posted by: William T. Sherman at May 26, 2020 01:26 AM (B5R2a)

483 Sapphire only looks blue cause of the bottle. Clear like most gins though.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2020 01:28 AM (H5knJ)

484 I read that this is the year for 17 year cicadas in Virginia and a few surrounding states.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (UUBmN)

There are LOUD.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 26, 2020 01:29 AM (nAiE/)

485 ..Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:19 AM (ybC9u)


I'm a big softie on cats of all kinds. Just am.

Biggest Bobcat I've ever seen, was just behind the Shell Gas Station on JFK Boulevard, the main arterial leading into IAH Bush Intercontinental Airport, in North Houston.

About a 40lb.+ Tom, actively stalking prey, in broad daylight in the un-developed 1/4 acre behind the store.

He'd "stood tall" to eyeball some morsel or another. Grass was about 18" high, and on his hind legs, he was a good foot taller than the grass.

Stout and muscular, not wain and frail.

Mr. Bobcat eats well when there are no greater natural predators about.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 01:29 AM (QzJWU)

486 The only good journalist is a dead journalist
Posted by: William T. Sherman

Agreed


Sherman wrote his account of the March Through Georgia, which made him a journalist.

Posted by: Miklos, what the Yankees couldn't steal, they burned at May 26, 2020 01:29 AM (QzkSJ)

487 Sapphire only looks blue cause of the bottle. Clear like most gins though.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

Huh

I usually drink straight from the bottle, so never noticed.

Posted by: Miklos, learning something every day at May 26, 2020 01:30 AM (QzkSJ)

488 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight, prayers up for Jewells, and I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2020 01:31 AM (L2ZTs)

489 479 Menack,
If you have a tinge of the 'Rona, buy some tonic water for your vodka too.
----
Doing Donald Duck orange juice in my own double vision study of the effects of vitamin c and edible disinfectant.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 01:31 AM (buTO7)

490 Well, 11:30 here, so I am going to go to bed. Didn't get any work done on projects today, but I did go through a lot of small containers of junk on my workbench, and consolidated their contents somewhat.

And I ripped a bunch of copper out of a dead alternator and starter.

Having a less-cluttered workbench is a good thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 01:32 AM (/adZl)

491 I did not know that bobcats are native to the area.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2020 01:33 AM (H5knJ)

492 But how do you get the limes in the bottle, Miklos?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2020 01:34 AM (H5knJ)

493 I did not know that bobcats are native to the area.
Posted by: bear


Really?

I just moved in next door!

Posted by: Bobcat Goldthwait at May 26, 2020 01:36 AM (QzkSJ)

494 But how do you get the limes in the bottle, Miklos?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical


Tiny little limes. So tiny you wouldn't believe.

Posted by: Hybridized Miklos at May 26, 2020 01:39 AM (QzkSJ)

495 We had a blue heeler for many years. She thought she was the biggest baddest dog around.
Then one day there was a bobcat up in a mesquite tree that hangs over our fence into the yard, and she was going nuts trying to get it to come down and fight her. I think it was coming in the yard for either water or the birds and quail that I feed.I had a really hard time getting the dog back into the house so we could just watch to see where the cat went through the windows.I now have two cavalier king Charles dogs, and they watch out for each other, but I don't like to let them out very long at night, in case Mr. bobcat comes back.

Posted by: alamogordo at May 26, 2020 01:40 AM (x4eOM)

496 492 But how do you get the limes in the bottle, Miklos?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2020 01:34 AM (H5knJ)
----
I'll chime in on an unrelated subject, but it explains how you get a lime in a bottle. First get a lime tree 'whip', grow it into a full sized lime tree. Tame a bottle when the lime is just born, and put the twig in the bottle and stake it up with a 4x4 to hold the bottle. TADA! You have a lime in a bottle. Fill with GIN. Put on the bar and don't let anybody have any.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 01:41 AM (buTO7)

497 When asked a question about the stability of the electric dragster the driver replied, "If it doesn't move around a little bit you should try a little harder."

'Night, all.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 01:42 AM (XxJt1)

498 Tame a bottle when the lime is just born, and put the twig in the bottle and stake it up with a 4x4 to hold the bottle. TADA! You have a lime in a bottle. Fill with GIN. Put on the bar and don't let anybody have any.
Posted by: Menack


I rate this as TRUE

I have friends in Slovakia who put bottles on the buds of pear, plum, apricot....let the fruit grow in the bottles...and put the appropriate palinka in the bottles with the fruit.

In the Spring, the pear trees look like an art project.

Done by people who drank a lot of palinka.

Posted by: Miklos, sworn Eyewitness at May 26, 2020 01:45 AM (QzkSJ)

499 ..We had a blue heeler for many years. She thought she was the biggest baddest dog around..

Posted by: alamogordo at May 26, 2020 01:40 AM (x4eOM)


My 10 year old kitty girl "Bonnie", weighs in at a robust SIX POUNDS.

Remember the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons? Wee Bantam chick coming out, saying "I'm a CHICKENHAWK!". And ol' Foghorn would have to gently remonstrate him as to his place. And size.

That's this all black long haired bundle of fearless love.

She got out the front door once, and boldly confronted a 20 lb. neighborhood stray tomcat on the front porch.

Not to challenge him.

But to sniff noses, and make friends.

Fear. Less. Bundle. Of. Love.


She's one of a kind, and her twin, we shall never know.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

500 Miklos, I always wanted to do that, since reading about it probably 40 years ago in a garden magazine.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 01:50 AM (buTO7)

501 Jim,
I know the general area you are mentioning near IAH. Wow, would be way cool to see a bobcat there.
But almagordo, you are totally right to protect your doggehs.

We don't have them roaming around near our country place in VA--not sure they are even in that part of the state, but they sure are in the mountain area of VA. Amazing to think of them in a big city like Houston though. Very Glad I have a wall and gate around our house here--and not just to protect against bobcats, honestly.

Enjoy the OJ with your vodka Menack. Tried a new cocktail this weekend--Alperol Spritz (Sparkling wine, soda, Alperol, OJ). Very nice--but not sure it has as many medicinal properties as vodka with either tonic or OJ.

Night all. Great chatting with y'all tonight.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:50 AM (ybC9u)

502 ..Night all. Great chatting with y'all tonight.

Posted by: groovygirl at May 26, 2020 01:50 AM (ybC9u)



g'night, ms. groovy.

You n' yours ARE planning on making the Tx Mo Meet in October, yes?

More fun than a Barrel full of banned Morons!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 01:56 AM (QzJWU)

503 I read that this is the year for 17 year cicadas in Virginia and a few surrounding states.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:25 PM (UUBmN)

They are LOUD.
Posted by: redbanzai
---------

One summer evening, I was working my way up across Stone Pile Gap in N. Georgia on a GS750es, a foreign noise kinda crept up, and I actually stopped to make sure it wasn't the bike. Cicadas. Was wearing a full-face helmet, and had a sporty pipe, but even riding along, they overrode that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 01:59 AM (X22L5)

504 They are LOUD.
Posted by: redbanzai
---------
I see one of those, I'm back on lockdown. I don't care.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 02:07 AM (buTO7)

505 446 Mice are meeses.
Posted by: tubal at May 26, 2020 12:48 AM (bCLt0)

I hate those meeses to pieces.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 26, 2020 02:08 AM (qyH+l)

506 ..
One summer evening, I was working my way up across Stone Pile Gap in N. Georgia on a GS750es, a foreign noise kinda crept up, and I actually stopped to make sure it wasn't the bike. Cicadas. Was wearing a full-face helmet, and had a sporty pipe, but even riding along, they overrode that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 01:59 AM (X22L5)



I can't match that, but on one ride out of San Antonio, TX into the TX Hill Country, I did once damn near slam on the brakes and veer off into a ranch property on the descent from "over the hill" from Vanderpool into Leaky, TX.

The smell of bacon cooking wafted up from that vent pipe, and I rode directly into that fume for nearly a mile.

People in cars, would never understand this sensation.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 02:09 AM (QzJWU)

507 SpaceX and NASA are ready to launch astronauts. Here's the 10-year journey it took to get here.

https://www.space.com/spacex-nasa-demo-2-commercial-crew-history.html

Posted by: SMH at May 26, 2020 02:10 AM (RU4sa)

508 I hate those meeses to pieces.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat

can you make reese's pieces from dese meeses?

Posted by: Miklos, with fewer theses than Luther at May 26, 2020 02:10 AM (QzkSJ)

509
The smell of bacon cooking wafted up from that vent pipe, and I rode directly into that fume for nearly a mile.

People in cars, would never understand this sensation.


Jim
------

An alternate possibility is squashed skunk. May stay in your nostrils for quite awhile.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 02:11 AM (dP625)

510 Hiring a gardener. Let them deal with the murder cicadas. Don't care.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 02:13 AM (buTO7)

511 ..An alternate possibility is squashed skunk. May stay in your nostrils for quite awhile.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 02:11 AM (dP625)



I have a hermetically sealed drawer just for THOSE tee shirts. For that of which I have both been, and done.

/participle


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 02:15 AM (QzJWU)

512 Hiring a gardener. Let them deal with the murder cicadas. Don't care.
Posted by: Menack


Si

Las Cicadas Murderosos

Is 20 dollar, amigo

Posted by: Miklosito el Gardener at May 26, 2020 02:15 AM (QzkSJ)

513 Surrounded by 50 year old inbred maple trees in the midwest. Its gotta be ground zero for the murder cicadas.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 02:16 AM (buTO7)

514 The smell of bacon cooking wafted up from that vent pipe, and I rode directly into that fume for nearly a mile.



People in cars, would never understand this sensation.





Jim

------



An alternate possibility is squashed skunk. May stay in your nostrils for quite awhile.


Skunk bacon?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at May 26, 2020 02:18 AM (SchxB)

515 Need to start a gang war between Cicadas Murderosos and the Locustos Cartel del Norte

Posted by: Miklosito el solvador de problemas at May 26, 2020 02:19 AM (QzkSJ)

516 The only good journalist is a dead journalist
Posted by: William T. Sherman

Agreed


Sherman wrote his account of the March Through Georgia, which made him a journalist.
Posted by: Miklos

Diaz wrote the The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico,. so reporter

Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2020 02:21 AM (4hmZU)

517 The only good journalist is a dead journalist
Posted by: William T. Sherman
---
Not to be a pussy, but I'd settle for laid off, and studying to code as a compromise.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 02:26 AM (buTO7)

518 Diaz wrote the The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico,. so reporter
Posted by: Jean


Diaz and Sherman may have had the opportunity to discuss this.

Posted by: Miklos, out of print if not copyright at May 26, 2020 02:26 AM (QzkSJ)

519 Ronald Reagan penned by hand, what later was published as the Reagan Diaries.

And yet, we have seen both Sam Donaldson and Ronald Reagan in the same room at the same time.

Mind. Blown.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 02:26 AM (QzJWU)

520 And yet, we have seen both Sam Donaldson and Ronald Reagan in the same room at the same time.

Mind. Blown.



Jim


So.

You took the brown acid.

60s were a trip, man.

Posted by: tongue tie-dyed Miklos at May 26, 2020 02:29 AM (QzkSJ)

521 ..You took the brown acid.

60s were a trip, man.

Posted by: tongue tie-dyed Miklos at May 26, 2020 02:29 AM (QzkSJ)



Early '70s for me, bro. Early '70s.

Never did the acid though. My fears set limits, even then.

Whisky, you say? Sure, let's get Mom to haul us off to the Balboa Park Naval Hospital for alcohol poisoning. When I was in the 7th grade.

It was then I learned, my brother's "friends", did not have my best interests, at heart.

Nor did they his, but he hasn't learned that, even to this day.

They all reminisce about their various times in the penitentiary systems. And they're welcome to those conversations.

Long as I can remain 1,000 miles distant, that's OK with me.

I've never been arrested, in the system, imprisoned or etc.

And that is how I shall live out the remainder of my days.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2020 02:36 AM (QzJWU)

522 58 I also ordered a giant exercise wheel for my cats...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 25, 2020 10:27 PM (UUBmN)

Does it come with the alternator attachment?

Posted by: Fox2! at May 26, 2020 02:47 AM (qyH+l)

523 an exercise wheel for cats?

who came up with that brilliant idea?

they will either play with it for a few minutes, then walk off, or more likely, just go to sleep inside it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2020 03:10 AM (i6uJ1)

524 Speaking of cats. We had a cat when we bought two female ginue pigs for the kids. We made sure they were both the same sex, so we wouldn't end up with hundreds of giniue pigs. Of course they were both pregnant at the time, unbeknownts to me and we ended up with 20 and a bigger cage. Long story short, it all got returned and I'm banned for life from the pet shop. Don't tell experian.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 03:22 AM (buTO7)

525 Long story short, it all got returned and I'm banned for life from the pet shop. Don't tell experian.
Posted by: Menack

OK by us.

Posted by: Pixy's hard-pressed hamsters at May 26, 2020 03:23 AM (QzkSJ)

526 All it takes is break even paycheck to paycheck life, and the introduction of 20 ginue pig mouths to feed and sombody better take them back. Someday I plan on learning to spell good.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 03:37 AM (buTO7)

527 All it takes is break even paycheck to paycheck life, and the introduction of 20 ginue pig mouths to feed and sombody better take them back.


We take them

Fatten up too

Posted by: the Inca at May 26, 2020 03:52 AM (QzkSJ)

528 And just like that its time to make the coffee

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:00 AM (ZCEU2)

529 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2020 04:02 AM (i6uJ1)

530 Thirst!
Posted by: redc1c4

*dammit*

*pours our half of the last*

Posted by: Miklos, up too late again anyway at May 26, 2020 04:13 AM (QzkSJ)

531 I was here

Waiting

Posted by: Skips Coffee at May 26, 2020 04:14 AM (QzkSJ)

532 Miklos last week you mentioned MB, you in that area?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:17 AM (ZCEU2)

533
hey ya'll

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:19 AM (x+saw)

534 hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2020 04:24 AM (i6uJ1)

535 Don't leave me here alone

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:28 AM (ZCEU2)

536 Not alone. Just getting ready for work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 26, 2020 04:29 AM (A5zUN)

537 >>Don't leave me here alone
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:28 AM (ZCEU2)

>>Not alone. Just getting ready for work.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 26, 2020 04:29 AM (A5zUN)

Ditto.

Wsrm here, already 64°!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 26, 2020 04:31 AM (rhHLR)

538 Miklos last week you mentioned MB, you in that area?
Posted by: Skip

Yes, but will be rainy this week, so gotta leave so I can come back.

Posted by: Maritime Miklos at May 26, 2020 04:31 AM (QzkSJ)

539
Here's something fun: a cartoon series about McLaren teammates Button and Hamilton. YouTube link:

https://tinyurl.com/yc6segg4

Interestingly, the "McLaren Museum" is in possession of Nigel Mansell's original mustache...

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:33 AM (x+saw)

540 Just getting ready for work.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Tie.

Starched collar.

Dress for Success!

Posted by: 80s advice from Miklos at May 26, 2020 04:33 AM (QzkSJ)

541
Starched collar? Dude, that's heinous.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:35 AM (x+saw)

542 Rain forecast here most of the week. Enough already!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 26, 2020 04:37 AM (rhHLR)

543 Miklos I have more work there than you can imagine. If I ever get there soon wouldn't mind sharing a beer, scotch or a coffee.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:37 AM (ZCEU2)

544 We have a few gays of glorious 80s.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:38 AM (ZCEU2)

545 Starched collar? Dude, that's heinous.
Posted by: Gooshy

I prefer a cravat.

Depends on Corporate Dress Code.

Posted by: Miklos, Senior Advisor to Consultant Advisors at May 26, 2020 04:38 AM (QzkSJ)

546
*eye roll*

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:39 AM (x+saw)

547 Tie.

Starched collar.

Dress for Success!
Posted by: 80s advice from Miklos at May 26, 2020 04:33 AM (QzkSJ)


He says anything about jumbo shoulder pads making a comeback and I'm outta here !!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 26, 2020 04:40 AM (LPnfS)

548 Miklos I have more work there than you can imagine. If I ever get there soon wouldn't mind sharing a beer, scotch or a coffee.
Posted by: Skip

All good here

Everything open

Very few masks

Beer, scotch and coffee? Some kind of caffeinated Boilermaker?

Posted by: Miklos, also the oysters were outstanding at May 26, 2020 04:40 AM (QzkSJ)

549 Two days in a row my county showing 0 deaths, Wi had 4, NJ 11, Mi 12, NY had most in my log 97

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:42 AM (ZCEU2)

550
A misquoting of George Thorogood?

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:42 AM (x+saw)

551 He says anything about jumbo shoulder pads making a comeback and I'm outta here !!!!!
Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic

Some are always jealous.

Posted by: Miklos, looking FABULOUS at May 26, 2020 04:42 AM (QzkSJ)

552 A misquoting of George Thorogood?
Posted by: Gooshy

Who could misquote the Original Three Man Quartet?

Posted by: Miklos, I drink alone (with exceptions) at May 26, 2020 04:44 AM (QzkSJ)

553 I am still in code red until after Emperor Wolf's plan for mail in voting. Most businesses have been closed 2 months and 10 days.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:44 AM (ZCEU2)

554 A lot still closed here, Skip. Today would've been 1st day open after Evers' shut down.

Heading out the door.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 26, 2020 04:47 AM (rhHLR)

555 I am still in code red until after Emperor Wolf's plan for mail in voting. Most businesses have been closed 2 months and 10 days.
Posted by: Skip

Well, if you have work here, come on down.

Smells like the ocean and freedom, but mainly freedom.

Posted by: Miklos, buying Skip breakfast at the Oldest Pancake Restaurant in Myrtle Beach at May 26, 2020 04:47 AM (QzkSJ)

556
Who could misquote the Original Three Man Quartet?
Posted by: Miklos, I drink alone (with exceptions)

lol. Actually, Skip's beverage menu put in mind of "One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer".

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:51 AM (x+saw)

557 lol. Actually, Skip's beverage menu put in mind of "One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer".
Posted by: Gooshy

By George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, the Original Three Man Quartet

I get your young people malarkey sometimes.

Posted by: Miklos, putting more beer holders on the mobility scooter at May 26, 2020 04:54 AM (QzkSJ)

558
Myrtle Beach, eh? Was stationed at Charleston. Saw it snow there once. Man, those people were dangerous on the roads.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 04:55 AM (x+saw)

559 americanthinker.com/cooking the books on covid19 deaths

Caught Pa and Mi taking off numbers. Thats what started my logging daily.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 04:56 AM (ZCEU2)

560 Mencious Moldbug read aloud

https://youtu.be/NIBBl0KXN8Q

About the historical red-blue cold war across the world

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2020 04:56 AM (LxTcq)

561 Skip is invited to breakfast here:

Best pancakes.

https://www.mammyskitchen.com/

Posted by: Miklos, noting how they kept, but minimized the name at May 26, 2020 04:56 AM (QzkSJ)

562 Cinnamon and raisin oatmeal and twice toasted English muffin today.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:00 AM (ZCEU2)

563 Was stationed at Charleston. Saw it snow there once. Man, those people were dangerous on the roads.
Posted by: Gooshy

Rule is, if anyone claims to have seen one (1) snowflake, they cancel school.

As a kid, I liked that.

Posted by: Miklos, Elementary School Graduate at May 26, 2020 05:01 AM (QzkSJ)

564
Any of you ever toast leftover biscuits? Try it sometime.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:02 AM (x+saw)

565 Any of you ever toast leftover biscuits? Try it sometime.
Posted by: Gooshy

Rubber biscuits?

Posted by: Miklos, the neglected Fourth Blues Brother at May 26, 2020 05:02 AM (QzkSJ)

566
Rubber biscuits?
Posted by: Miklos

Was that a cover or did Akroyd/Belushi write it?

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:05 AM (x+saw)

567 I toast hamberger rolls for turkey burgers

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:07 AM (ZCEU2)

568 Posted by: BourbonChicken

Not sure where the guy grew up, but Anti-Americanism was in pretty short supply in Hungary or Poland.

Posted by: Miklos, probably still the case at May 26, 2020 05:07 AM (QzkSJ)

569 americanthinker.com/in a viral video a supermarket mob rampages against a woman

This will be my area soon to I fear.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:09 AM (ZCEU2)

570 Was that a cover or did Akroyd/Belushi write it?
Posted by: Gooshy


https://tinyurl.com/ycntxyvx

Posted by: Miklos, no longer with Shag Tags at May 26, 2020 05:10 AM (QzkSJ)

571
Mom's 3rd hubby was a Pole. Told the best pollack jokes.

Skip, you add anything to the ground turkey? I've actually never had a turkey burger.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:11 AM (x+saw)

572 I toast hamberger rolls for turkey burgers


Tip-don't mention turkey burgers on the Food Thread

Be worse than the Maple Syrup War/French Toast War

Posted by: Miklos, hors de combat at May 26, 2020 05:14 AM (QzkSJ)

573
Rubber Biscuit by The Chips, eh? This leads to the obvious conclusion that somewhere is an acapella group The Fish. But what was their lone hit?

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:16 AM (x+saw)

574
Mmmmm. Maple syrup on toasted rubber biscuits...

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:17 AM (x+saw)

575 Wife usually makes the turkey burgers, bread crumbs if anything, had one Sunday. I put lettuce, tomato and mayo on them.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:18 AM (ZCEU2)

576 But what was their lone hit?
Posted by: Gooshy


Malt Vinegar

Posted by: Country Joe and the Miklosfish at May 26, 2020 05:20 AM (QzkSJ)

577
Somehow, I don't think Jimmy Buffett could get a hit out of a turkey burger. Sounds good, though.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:20 AM (x+saw)

578 Covid-19 has all but gone from Oklahoma.

https://tinyurl.com/y92rj8bk

Posted by: Blutarski at May 26, 2020 05:21 AM (VNfwt)

579 Covid-19 has all but gone from Oklahoma.

https://tinyurl.com/y92rj8bk
Posted by: Blutarski


Prairie Crabhydroxychloroquine Dip

Posted by: Dr. Liz Lieawatha at May 26, 2020 05:23 AM (QzkSJ)

580 legalinsurrection.com/facebook creates unaccountable international board to decide which content get scensored

Well bless their hearts

And get off Facebook

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:23 AM (ZCEU2)

581
Covid-19 has all but gone from Oklahoma.

Read an article yesterday that the vaccine developers are worried that they won't ever get any proper testing done because the infection rate is plummeting. Fifty-fifty chance of finishing, they said.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:26 AM (x+saw)

582 Gotta go
Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2020 05:27 AM (ZCEU2)

583
"Skip, you add anything to the ground turkey?"
Well if you want a REAL burger you'd have to add 95% ground
beef to it.... why do they call it hamburger if it's not made from
the golden pig???

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 05:28 AM (YHcGR)

584 Any of you ever toast leftover biscuits? Try it sometime.
Posted by: Gooshy

----
Have toasted to leftover biscuits twice.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 05:29 AM (buTO7)

585
Have toasted to leftover biscuits twice.
Posted by: Menack

It's the cutting edge of best culinary engineering practice. Srsly.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:33 AM (x+saw)

586
I gotta grab a nap before coffee. See ya'll on TMR.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 26, 2020 05:34 AM (x+saw)

587 Nap


That sounds....ahh... oh...yes.

Nap.

Posted by: Miklos, before Aurora does her rosy-fingered thing at May 26, 2020 05:40 AM (QzkSJ)

588 Morning!

Another warmish day here due to global warming with temps in the mid 80's
This Saturday and Sunday we have highs in the mid 60's and lows in the mid 40's

Also due to global warming

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 05:52 AM (vd8XM)

589 Wife and I mowed and baled the lawn yesterday. I was thinking about looking into a battery mower. The ones that I'm finding online based on price and battery power, don't seem to be better for me than a gas mower.
One hour of mowing time means I've got half a yard mowed. Or spend 350 bucks for an additional battery.

I can but a lot of spark plugs, air filters, gas and oil for 350 bucks

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 05:57 AM (vd8XM)

590 Bruce, this weekend is supposed to low temps?

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2020 05:57 AM (9UmRs)

591 Good morning!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 05:58 AM (NZbXf)

592 I did go out at 3 PM yesterday and play Taps for Taps Over America.
Wife said the next door neighbors heads about snapped off trying to figure out where the sound was coming from

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

593

"Also due to global warming"
Yeah Bruce,, that shit covers it all just like the leftist slime that

that thought it up... we're hitting 85 today and 92 tomorrow...better
then sweltering in the 100's like Commifornia will be

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 05:59 AM (YHcGR)

594 Bruce, this weekend is supposed to low temps?
Posted by: clutch

Here in No Ill it is. But the weather apps have lied to me before.

At 5 AM yesterday the apps showed no rain for yesterday. At 7 AM we got about a quarter inch. The app at 7 AM showed rain.

Now that's the kinda forecasting I could do

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 06:01 AM (vd8XM)

595 We also go mail delivered yesterday.

???

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

596 Bruce we normally get your weather in MI by the next day.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2020 06:03 AM (9UmRs)

597
"I can but a lot of spark plugs, air filters, gas and oil for 350 bucks"

True Bruce and the high fast growing grass of spring early summer


would probably cut down the battery time in 1/2... their only good for
city dwellers postage stamp size lawns..

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:05 AM (YHcGR)

598 Army brats might live abroad, and there see persistent ideas that are silly or ugly. It sounds like a way to get out of the bubble. Sargon was one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2020 06:06 AM (LxTcq)

599 Holy cow, people have lost their fucking minds. And common sense, but mostly their common sense. When we played golf yesterday, we could load the bags on the cart, but only one person could ride. So the wife took the cart and I walked. And everyone had to remain at least 6 feet apart. Except when you're getting the clubs from the bag.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:08 AM (NZbXf)

600 Sat all day yesterday reading about memorial day. Didn't have much to say because I was pissed about my packages not coming till tuesday. About 9PM
I figured out, oh, they don't bring packages on memorial day. Slow uptake.

Posted by: Menack at May 26, 2020 06:09 AM (buTO7)

601 Bruce we normally get your weather in MI by the next day.
Posted by: clutch

Cooler on Friday too, Then hopefully you'll have this on Saturday

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 06:09 AM (vd8XM)

602 Lots of dirty government spy stuff coming this week, I think. Adam Housley has a list of names to watch for. McMaster, Rosenstein, McCain, Kucinich, and more. And Jane Harmon. But was that done by Bush or Obama?

Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 06:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

603 True Bruce and the high fast growing grass of spring early summer


would probably cut down the battery time in 1/2... their only good for
city dwellers postage stamp size lawns..
Posted by: beanervt

Probably would be best for that.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

604
". And everyone had to remain at least 6 feet apart. Except when you're getting the clubs from the bag.

Posted by: Crotchety"

So do they have people follow you around to make sure you
comply?

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:20 AM (YHcGR)

605 Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 06:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

Sue, I'm good with the sweep-up including Repubs, make it bipartisan. These turds gotta be incarcerated.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2020 06:20 AM (9UmRs)

606 Posted by: beanervt

Heh! It's that time of the year when the lawn needs to be cut twice a week. Our postage stamp sized front lawn(s) takes about 45 minutes to cut, edge and sweep up.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:22 AM (NZbXf)

607 So do they have people follow you around to make sure you comply?

The Rangers who ride around the course to monitor pace of play will scold you once, and ask you to leave if they catch you after that.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:24 AM (NZbXf)

608
30C to Mid thirties here in Southern ONTario......August stuff..and just a lil humility(sic) No just enjoying the hotter damsels parading their long hidden assets.....Moose and I out front on porch watching the grass grow an inch a day...gotta get wifey on it this a.m.
Yes moose has a mask and is V horny!

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 06:25 AM (5IHGB)

609 Lots of dirty government spy stuff coming this week, I think
Posted by: LASue


I wonder if Grenell will release anything before Ratcliffe is sworn in at around 12:15.

Posted by: Miklos, happy Hour may be Early today at May 26, 2020 06:27 AM (QzkSJ)

610 I wonder where Grenell goes after this. Not back to Germany, I hope, that'd be a waste.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2020 06:29 AM (9UmRs)

611 I wonder where Grenell goes after this. Not back to Germany, I hope, that'd be a waste.
Posted by: clutch

No.

Already quietly announced.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking another "acting" job is in the cards at May 26, 2020 06:31 AM (QzkSJ)

612
"The Rangers who ride around the course to monitor pace"

Well Crotchety if their "Rangers" just give them a fistfull of

good ol Marine learnin...shouldn't bother you after that..

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:32 AM (YHcGR)

613 And everyone had to remain at least 6 feet apart. Except when you're getting the clubs from the bag.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead


Golf clubs are multi-purpose.

Posted by: Former Mrs. Tiger Woods at May 26, 2020 06:35 AM (QzkSJ)

614 Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:32 AM (YHcGR)

Eh....for the most part, they're retired guys who volunteer so they can play for free. It's the asshats in the office that need the learnin'.

Private clubs don't have those restrictions. And they have beverage carts staffed by coeds with big breasteses and minimal sun protection clothing patrolling the course to ensure you can stay well hydrated.

So for now, we'll only play twice a week.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:39 AM (NZbXf)

615 mornin yall. I don't believe anything anymore. I don't even believe I'm awake.

Posted by: freaked at May 26, 2020 06:42 AM (Tnijr)

616
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 26, 2020 06:46 AM (7oPcO)

617
"So for now, we'll only play twice a week. "
Yeah it's the state fuckheads that make them do it or close them down.. We had a gym here that was fined for being open so he moved it outside
as the made up law said confined area.. the jackass states attorney fined

him again and promised court action so the guy's quitting the business.

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:47 AM (YHcGR)

618 Lots of restless natives in the nearby city this weekend. Kept the cops busy with all the stabbings. Can't we do something about knives?And the black mayor is mad because of the block parties of 3-400 people all milling around, not social distancing and no masks!

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2020 06:48 AM (jKqap)

619 Grinnells twitter response to a German government guy who basically calls Grinnell rude him for pushing US policies that Germany wanted to ignore, is Trumpian: these are the US policies. I work for the American people.

Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 06:49 AM (Ed8Zd)

620 So this is what sleeping in feels like.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 06:52 AM (KtbSq)

621 Yeah it's the state fuckheads that make them do it or close them down..

I'm sure they'll need to raise taxes to cover the tax revenue shortfalls.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:53 AM (NZbXf)

622 LOL, Colin, who knew that generations of teaching them that the law is just wypipo oppression would have an effect on behavior ?

Plus the magical belief that those teachings would disappear when the mayor looked like them !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 26, 2020 06:54 AM (cqteU)

623 Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 06:49 AM (Ed8Zd)

That guy is a beast. I hope he goes to the FBI as the interim Director after PDTS shit cans Wray.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 06:56 AM (NZbXf)

624
"I'm sure they'll need to raise taxes to cover the tax revenue shortfalls."
Vermont actually had a surplus from years before the progtards and libtards
assumed control of the state gov.. now they plan on spending that
that wasn't theirs...

Posted by: beanervt at May 26, 2020 06:59 AM (YHcGR)

625 @609
Let's hope the entire portfolio gets pushed out the door before Ratcliffe gets his hands on the steel doors and shuts them closed.


I have a feeling we are going to be underwhelmed with Ratcliffe's performance.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2020 07:00 AM (1vb+E)

626 Destroying a lot of small businesses is in the lefts interest also. Big business has always been lefty and more easily controlled than small businesses.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:00 AM (KtbSq)

627 But was that done by Bush or Obama?

Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 06:13 AM (Ed8Zd)


I'm reaching the point where I am no longer sure that was much difference...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 07:01 AM (6wiwL)

628 Destroying a lot of small businesses is in the lefts interest also. Big business has always been lefty and more easily controlled than small businesses.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:00 AM (KtbSq)


Would you rather have one campaign "donation" from Jeff Berserk, or a hundred donations from teh likes of Mom's Diner & General Store?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 07:04 AM (6wiwL)

629 Holy cow, people have lost their fucking minds. And common sense, but mostly their common sense. When we played golf yesterday, we could load the bags on the cart, but only one person could ride. So the wife took the cart and I walked. And everyone had to remain at least 6 feet apart. Except when you're getting the clubs from the bag.

--

What useless retardery. I'm so over these mindless rules that do nothing.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 07:08 AM (O+I8R)

630 I have nothing against Walmart, but driving by lots and lots of closed small business that are closed to get to Walmart which is open and selling lots of stuff besides food, makes me mad.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2020 07:10 AM (jKqap)

631 I knew McMasters was Flynns replacements but I just learned that he asked susan rice for advice on who his aide should be- the answer was Eric Ciamerella. !! McMaster also apparently allowed Rice to keep her security clearance.

Posobiac on twitter says its significant that Mcmaster was fired 4 days after McCabe.

The plot threads seem to be coming together.

Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 07:10 AM (Ed8Zd)

632 That guy is a beast. I hope he goes to the FBI as the interim Director after PDTS shit cans Wray.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 202

That would be fantastic.

Posted by: LASue at May 26, 2020 07:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

633 Grenell might be leaving, as far as I can tell Kash Patel isn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 07:15 AM (ZLI7S)

634 Anyone seen Vic lately?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (NZbXf)

635 I'm surprised people are not leaving these lefty Nazi states in droves. Guess the money is too good.

Posted by: Case at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (tWAkG)

636 If you're going to open a new business in the future, you better make it essential.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (KtbSq)

637 What useless retardery. I'm so over these mindless rules that do nothing.
Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 26, 2020 07:08 AM (O+I8R

Stand on the red box.
Do not cross the red lines.
Wait until called.

All of this is to practice for the lines and waiting of socialsim.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:19 AM (JFO2v)

638 Nood!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at May 26, 2020 07:19 AM (u7pQw)

639 636 If you're going to open a new business in the future, you better make it essential.
Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 07:18 AM (KtbSq)

liquor and abortions

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

And Now For Something A Bit Different: How About Some Uplifting Stories?

Short or shorter...and extra credit for something that seems quintessentially American.

A long time ago I and a friend went cycling in NH and VT with an organized group (American Youth Hostels). One very rainy day in the White Mountains we slogged and slipped and slid to the base of what looked like a very tall mountain, at the top of which was the hostel we were to stay in that evening. And at the base was an old pick-up truck with the hostel owner inside.

He had driven down the mountain and sat waiting for us, because it was one of those cold and miserable August days in the mountains, and he knew we would be soaked and tired. So he tossed some bikes in the back and a couple of teenagers in the cab, and off he went on a 30 minute drive up to the top where the hostel (his house!) was. And back down. And back up, until all dozen of us were safe and sound and drying out in front of the fire.

We live in a great country, and today we honor those who fought and died for it. But let us not forget how wonderful it really is!

Posted by: CBD at 06:26 PM




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1 Uplift! Better than downcast.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:27 PM (N9G0H)

2 Here is to the fallen who sacrificed their lives fighting for our freedom

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (/UQ/R)

3 Hey everybody. Good idea CBD.

I think that every day, Ace or another Cob should post a #winning story.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (L2ZTs)

4 I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING HOSTILE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (NWiLs)

5 Our country is wonderful in a great part because so many have fought and died.

We owe them so much.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (0OmEj)

6 Hmmm, trying to think of an uplfiting tale from my past. Not easy.

How about that time I hitchhiked over the Bay Bridge when I was 8 years old -- and the weirdo who picked me and gave me a ride DIDN'T rape me! That's class, right there.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (N9G0H)

7 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (Zz0t1)

8 Thanks. Memorial day can be for remembering the good parts of their lives as well.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (kp35W)

9 Willowed by CBD.

Why am I not surprised?

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (Zz0t1)

10 Here's short, uplifting story:

In 1889, Herminie Cadolle invented the modern brazier.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (BaHwF)

11 10 Here's short, uplifting story:

In 1889, Herminie Cadolle invented the modern brazier.
Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (BaHwF)

Which allowed Dairy Queen to distinguish itself by the manner in which it cooked its burgers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (NWiLs)

12 Great story, CBD.

There are so many kind people in this world.

We shouldn't forget that.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (TdMsT)

13 CBD, thank you. We should remember the good ones. Not the Karens.

You have been doing yeoman service today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (u82oZ)

14 10 Here's short, uplifting story:

In 1889, Herminie Cadolle invented the modern brazier.
Posted by: Average Guy


You mean, like for burning coals?

Or are you referring to the brassiere?

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (N9G0H)

15 We had a lovely brunch with our besties today instead of bbq. Mimosas, bloody Mary's, pork sausage egg benedict and rhubarb cake

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (/UQ/R)

16 I have guilt because I could have done more. Remember what so many gave so that we can live free. Remember!

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (0OmEj)

17 I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING HOSTILE!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (NWiLs)



You asked for it.....

https://youtu.be/E929gqIcwwI

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

18 Uplifting like Comey being indicated for insurrection?

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (ZCEU2)

19 Saw a bunch of kids playing a 10-on-10 game of Ultimate. I love how the kids here are seeing thru the virus BS.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (ZS2+d)

20 {{{...Ladyl...}}}

To the kind ones.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (u82oZ)

21 17 I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING HOSTILE!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (NWiLs)


You asked for it.....

https://youtu.be/E929gqIcwwI
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

Don't even need to look. Pantera!
\m/ \m/

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

22 On the Memorial Day theme I did point out the end of the movie Battleground. That's as uplifting as you can get.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (2DOZq)

23 Hostile Youth!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 06:33 PM (aKsyK)

24 I never understood how the British and Americans got men to fight in the trenches of WW1. Going across no mans land and loosing thousands.
Or Pickets charge at Gettysburg.....

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2020 06:33 PM (iTUCF)

25 zombie

I just had a flashback to your Breasts, not Bombs photo essay.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:33 PM (u82oZ)

26 Or are you referring to the brassiere?
Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (N9G0H)

Yeah, that one. I knew I should have hired an editor.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2020 06:33 PM (BaHwF)

27 Thank you, CBD - This is a GREAT idea!

Will now try to live up to it.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2020 06:34 PM (EHVbt)

28
Don't even need to look. Pantera!
\m/ \m/
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (NWiLs)


Boom.

None other.

One of my favorite songs, actually.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:34 PM (Zz0t1)

29 Hostile Youth!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


They pass de dutchie on de left hand side and den burn you wit it

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:34 PM (L2ZTs)

30 Colin

Group cohesion and unit solidarity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:34 PM (u82oZ)

31

The world continually forgets that our volunteers crossed a frozen river in the middle of the night on Christmas Day during a smallpox epidemic to kill or enemies in their sleep...

That blood, however diluted, still runs in our veins.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:35 PM (d6DSt)

32 I went grocery shopping , pet store shopping and Home Depot today. No mask required but again I was one of the very very few not wearing a mask. I always assume those not wearing a mask are conservatives. Karens would agree.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:35 PM (2DOZq)

33 I'm not exactly a repository of uplifting stories. But this one you know - an online community of people I've mostly never met in person gave me support and care in some of my darkest hours. I think that's a good story.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:36 PM (NWiLs)

34 19 Saw a bunch of kids playing a 10-on-10 game of Ultimate.

Lawn Darts?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:36 PM (d6DSt)

35 16 I have guilt because I could have done more. Remember what so many gave so that we can live free. Remember!
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable.

I appreciate what my husband always told his subordinates: if you make a mistake, fix it and move on. If you feel like you didn't do your best one [this] assignment, then do better on the next thing with which I task you. If you need help, ask. I can't read minds, but I can always work out a problem with you before it gets too big for both of us.


It's a rather good way to go through life. And you still have an opportunity to do good for someone else. Doesn't matter how small. They will appreciate it.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2020 06:36 PM (mFoNl)

36 {{{{Insom}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (/UQ/R)

37 When I was 17 and had only been driving for a short
while I was with a friend, and my car broke down on a lonely road. There was only one house around. We knocked on someone's door and it was an old guy in an old farmhouse who let us in to use the phone to call someone. I doubt that would happen today as people would be too nervous and everyone would have cell phone anyway..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (+eVzC)

38
I never understood how the British and Americans got men to fight in the trenches of WW1. Going across no mans land and loosing thousands.
Or Pickets charge at Gettysburg.....
Posted by: Colin


Selective Service

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (aKsyK)

39 Battleground is in my top 10 war movies

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)

40 WDS!
*hugs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (NWiLs)

41 Here in SoCal I think people have had their fill of quarantine.

A trail in Eaton Canyon had to be closed again, it was so packed. I read that Morongo Casino in Cabazon was so packed on its first reopening day Friday, by 3pm they had to limit entry. And, beaches were packed yesterday in Seal Beach and elsewhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (L2ZTs)

42 My Pimp Shot My Dealer

That number is attenuated.

However, all it would take is 100 in a local area. All the Soy Warriors will be playing video games in the basement.

And police want to go home.

We need secure coms.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (u82oZ)

43 Willowed from last. The story of the resistance on Guam by the natives against the Japanese invasion and occupation.

https://www.usrepresented.com/2018/06/14/guam/

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (/VzmO)

44 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:36 PM (NWiLs

That just made me smile.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (2DOZq)

45 Interestingly, my dad joined up for the Army BEFORE Pearl Harbor. He wasn't drafted. He said he was reading the papers about all the militayrt tension in the world and the war already breaking out in Europe and Japan conquering islands in the Pacific, and he figured it was only a matter of months before the US got dragged into it. He asked around and discovered that if you joined rather than got drafted, and had a head-start over all the guys who were drafted after you, that you'd get promoted much more quickly and get better assignments, etc. So he quit his job i a miserable smelting plant and joined up in August of '41.

His plan worked out pretty well as regards to the promotions (was a high0level Sergeant by the end of the war), but not about good assignments -- spent the whole war on the front in multiple theaters, getting shot at and bombed.

Somehow, he survived, and is still alive today! Almost 100.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (N9G0H)

46 When I went overseas a buddy offered to do a road trip to drop me off at Fort Dix. Stayed overnight at my grandma's place in Ohio. She made him promise to stop by on his way back and he did. My grandma never forgot it.

Posted by: dartist at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (K22Va)

47 Thanks CBD, as NaCLy said, you done good today.

We need to remember that our population is not all Karens, and this is a good day to remember that and take it to heart!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (6wiwL)

48 Trail Magic: https://youtu.be/EqR7PExN4Ik

Posted by: Bert G at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (OMsf+)

49 I just got back from a few hours' trip through a few small towns in Michigan with a friend. Flags out in front of homes, people out and appreciating the amazing weather, despite our governor.

https://youtu.be/hqJIdEJL7kY

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (t+qrx)

50 My Uplifting story is that my buddy who lives in the city was confronted by a Karen, whereupon he tore her a new back hole.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2020 06:39 PM (OxYQ1)

51 Moki

Your husband is a good man and a good officer. But you know that better than we ever will.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:39 PM (u82oZ)

52 Bert G, my niece and nephew are the type that if you take them on a nature trail, they can see every creature nearby. Squirrels, rabbits, even snakes.

I miss everything and can't even find them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:40 PM (L2ZTs)

53 Uplifting
Okay.
I walked into the grocery store here and a Navy veteran was there talking with another man.
I checked out his ball cap. USS Hoel.
Battle of Samar survivor. I shook his hand, thanking him would've been embarassing. He asked if I'd served and I was forced to admit that in the Vietnam era my eye sight was so bad that the draft board suggested I volunteer for the VC. I think, they were kidding.
We had a good laugh and I wished him well.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 25, 2020 06:40 PM (d9Irc)

54 The problem is that, other than his military service, my dad was a pretty awful person in so many ways. Completely amoral. And even at his age, a raging leftist. Ugh.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:41 PM (N9G0H)

55 When I was about 12 or so, I used to ride off into the sunset on my bike with a friend. If I drive that today, I can't believe I was allowed to do it, and we are talking about miles and miles on a rather crappy bike.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2020 06:41 PM (iTUCF)

56 We had our first guest over since the lockdown. I must have won the MIL lottery because she's smart, classy and reasonable. She's sort of had the wind taken out of her sails with health concerns and the loss of her husband many years ago, but it was lovely to have a guest over. Plus: rib roast!

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2020 06:41 PM (QCc6B)

57 I checked out his ball cap. USS Hoel.
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 25, 2020 06:40 PM (d9Irc)


Wow. One of very few.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 06:42 PM (t+qrx)

58 zombie, same with my dad. Although I think he thought every politician was a crook.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

59 Good news - Average Guy, up near you (and Jay Guevara), saw TV video of a beach in Carlsbad - looked totally normal.

People doing beach stuff, with their little fiefdoms set up, towels down - all ignoring the sandwich sign warning against doing anything but walking.

Public health authorities nation-wide have generally disgraced themselves and worse in all this. Excess precaution early on was a normal mistake. But obvious idiocy like these beach restrictions only invite even the less thoughtful to wonder "WTFF?". Here's to hoping many are.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 06:43 PM (El6T/)

60 CBD, that is one neat story. And yes, we do live in a great country. Even if it seems 1/2 of the people who live in it are are at best knuckleheads, or at worst evil bastages. Some percentage of that number is having their eyes slapped open by the chinaflu and the left's reaction to it.

'Lunch is over. Get your rifles and follow me.'
Charles Bronson addressing the cooks, clerks, and typists in the movie Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 06:43 PM (XhWtx)

61

Rgr TRANSEC

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:43 PM (d6DSt)

62 Bert G, my niece and nephew are the type that if you
take them on a nature trail, they can see every creature nearby.
Squirrels, rabbits, even snakes.



I miss everything and can't even find them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:40 PM


I've noticed that as I get older, the harder it seems to be able to detect them. The link at 48 is to a discussion of "Trail Magic" as provided by "Trail Angels", who provide rides, food, and supplies for those making through-hikes on the major trails just because they can.

Posted by: Bert G at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (OMsf+)

63 While at Lowes to get a new grill, had mask on just to go in and pay for it, then had to wait 15 minutes outside for a store employee. Outside no mask, guy cam up when employee was helping me and apologized for no mask but wanted just to ask a question. I told him you don't need a mask outside. Didn't care what the employee thought on the subject.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (ZCEU2)

64 I have a story rather similar to that one.
I was in Israel, with a youth group. One day they took us out to some caves where fighters hid, and ultimately died, during one of the rebellions against Rome.
Being a youth group, we naturally hiked there. Across a mile or so of rocky desert. Then hiked down a hill trail that would violate every safety regulation in modern times, especially for teens. Then after story time in the caves, hiked down another half mile of rocky desert to the waiting bus. Everyone's canteen was dry, and everyone was gasping for water and slick with sweat.
The driver had a cooler full of ice water waiting for us.
He then drove us to the restaurant where the youth group had made reservations for us to eat. Because of all the hiking and American city slicker or Long Island teens, we were ridiculously late, and the restaurant refused to serve us.
The driver spoke to the manager and made it clear that he either fed us or it was the last time his company would bring a tour group to the restaurant.
This was all the driver's actions. The tour leaders were completely at a loss over planning the time for the hike, making sure we had water, or what to do about food with the restaurant telling us we were too late.

Posted by: Sam at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (ohyxL)

65 Insomniac, you have been saying some pretty uplifting things lately.

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (QCc6B)

66 I usually re-read Ace's Skankathon on Memorial Day weekend. When I click on it I get this horrible 404 error message.

Could a nice Cob work on resurrecting this classic Ace piece?

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (VNfwt)

67 Pared down to not take up too much thread:

I mentioned my mentor earlier as he was a Viet Nam vet who's no longer with us. How I met him was crazy, to be honest.

I had a roommate I met while attending the various colleges I attended over the years. He was a hockey fan from Ohio, so we had the hockey part in common. He served in the Air Force and graduated from the language institute, so he spoke fluent Spanish, which was fun at times because he didn't look like he should be able to.

Anyway, he made good money as a post office union guy, so we had season tickets to the Dallas Stars when they first moved to Texas. We sat down low, near the glass. I was working doing board level electronic troubleshooting of computer monitors, but was looking to start my IT career. The seats behind us were owned by a consulting firm, IT oriented.

He was a Wings fan, so we always bet drinks in the club afterwards. I usually had good times and had gotten to know all the bartenders in the club, so by the end of the games, I was feeling no pain.

The roommate, being a vet, felt he could make noise during the National Anthem because he served his country and had the right to do whatever. I occasionally followed his lead, but wasn't obnoxious about it.

Darrell was at a game with the VP of the consulting company in different seats and saw this and said he wasn't interested in me because of that. Eventually, the VP changed his mind by telling him he wouldn't regret it.

I got hired, did everything I could for that man, learned a ton and we were good friends till the day he passed on.

Today has taken on new meaning since he left us. I've always said I owe largely everything I am and have today to him.

I still find it crazy that I got my career started drunk at hockey games.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (Zz0t1)

68 Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (/VzmO)

I thought that island tipped over from all the Marines?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (6wiwL)

69 zombie

You have plenty of stores about your extended family. Can you write a Roman à clef novel in a Cthulhu universe?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (u82oZ)

70 My grandfather. He was probably the best man I will ever know.

I never saw him lose his temper. Not once. He was career Army. He fought in the Pacific and Korea, so I assume he must have lost his temper sometime, but I never saw it. And he NEVER talked about WWII or Korea.

I asked Mom once if she ever saw him lose his tempter. She thought for a moment and said twice, that she could recall- both when she was much younger.

1) She asked him what Armistice Day was for (she was 8.)

2) Grandma answered the door once and there were Jehovah's Witnesses. She kindly informed them that they were Catholic, so no thank you (knowing Grandma, she probably threw in some sarcasm.) As they were walking away, one of them yelled that she was going to Hell. And my kind, sweet, placid grandfather was out of his chair like a shot yelling at them that if they did not get off his property right the fuck now, they would not be leaving alive.

I wish I was more like him. Kind, calm and gentle. I am more like Grandma. Which is not a bad thing, but he was special.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (A5zUN)

71 lol.. I can never think of a hostel without thinking of the movie. Not sure I could ever stay in one. But glad you had a good experience!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (dUJdY)

72 So my Cheers is a dive bar. It's open now four hours a day for three days for takeout. The main cook is a friend, neck tats and all. The second cook is a lump, I've never talked to him.

When Neck Tat found out that he was getting unemployment and Lump wasn't he gave all his shifts to lump.

Also the hot bartendress hugged me. This is America.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (gd9RK)

73 President Trump has saved the lives of over 330 million Americans from the Wuhan Flu

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (KZzsI)

74 I remember landing in America.

My first thought was "Everything, and everyone, is so big."

And hence the multi-decade love affair.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 06:45 PM (2D4Ga)

75 What's the difference between a brazier and a grill?

Show your work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (kVr0X)

76 One very rainy day in the White Mountains we slogged and slipped and slid to the base of what looked like a very tall mountain, at the top of which was the hostel we were to stay in that evening.

Was that close to the Presidential range? I went up Mount Washington last September and I'll never think of Eastern mountains the same way after that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (y7DUB)

77 I'm not exactly a repository of uplifting stories. But this one you know - an online community of people I've mostly never met in person gave me support and care in some of my darkest hours. I think that's a good story.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:36 PM (NWiLs)


This......

I damn sure hope I can make the TxMoMe for this reason.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (Zz0t1)

78 hogmartin, very good news there!

And Winston, wow - yeah, USS Hoel survivor. That's something.

I've ID'd many of my WWII vet "victims" (for just chatting, or in a few cases doing a Library of Congress interview) by their ballcaps. Best "find" was probably the old guy with the USS West Virginia cap - not only was he on the ship during the (southern portion of) the Battle of Leyte Gulf - he was the junior radar man, and was woken up to head to the radar shack just in time to be knocked down by the first salvo of that action, outbound from his own ship.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 06:47 PM (El6T/)

79 Grandpa also joined up before the war, in '37/9. He wanted to be in the Cavalry. He kept his cavalry boots all his life. He switched (or was switched) to artillery when the war broke out. Deaf as a post, but cheerful about it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:47 PM (A5zUN)

80 What's the difference between a brazier and a grill?

Show your work.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (kVr0X)


If it looks like a bucket with a grill on top, it's a brazier. That's my rule. It may not be much, but it's got me this far.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 06:48 PM (t+qrx)

81 Bringing a friend and his wife to the range tomorrow. They are going to buy their first handgun. I've had my Texas CHL since 1995. Just learned today that they changed the term to LTC (licensed to carry) a long time ago. Glad that was a question to renew your license.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (2DOZq)

82 I watched a few episodes of Starsky and Hutch last night. I have never actually seen a single episode of that, just a few short bits. It was too adult for me when it was on live and I never caught it on reruns.

It holds up really well. Not only are there all those beautiful cars, but the writing is clever, and the acting is solid. I never realized what a dork Starsky was. He's a very good detective and really smart, but a spaz.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (KZzsI)

83 Chick Filet, Fries, and Hate Shakes after spending a day at the pool with my kids. When they wake up, we will watch Predator and Conan (PG-13 versions) while enjoying midnight BBQ and icecreamz.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (p0Y1J)

84 "Or Pickets charge at Gettysburg....."

Lee never read Sun Tzu

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (w7KSn)

85 I recently read an article about Johnson's SecDef McNamara and his Project 100000. He wanted to draft and utilize as soldiers people who were clearly not up to Army standards. Like low IQ's and no education.

Was he trying this (it failed miserably) to : A) Get more boots in country, B) get rid of civilian undesirable, or C) Both?

They called them McNamara's Morons. Well, I never...

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (VNfwt)

86

A proper grill can accommodate an entire hobo torso, a brazier just hands or feet...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (d6DSt)

87 51 Moki

Your husband is a good man and a good officer. But you know that better than we ever will.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Thank you so much. I feel damn lucky he wanted me. A big part was how he dealt with his team. Too bad that is unusual and not the norm. My superiors were never like that.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2020 06:50 PM (mFoNl)

88 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (KZzsI)

Q: What's the Clint Eastwood connection?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:50 PM (2DOZq)

89 #17,

Ha! Thoughts immediately went to Pantera....

Aaaaahhhhh, fucking hostile!

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 25, 2020 06:50 PM (VDbGO)

90 I think the primary difference between a brazier and a grill is that a brazier is made primarily for providing heat for human comfort, while a grill is made for cooking. Slight difference.

Just ask St Lawrence.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:51 PM (A5zUN)

91 What's the difference between a brazier and a grill?
Show your work.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (kVr0X)

A brazier cooks things other than food. See Kung Fu when he got the marks of the Shaolin Monk.

A grill is for food only, no chinese monks involved.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 06:51 PM (Z+IKu)

92 Was = Wasn't

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:51 PM (2DOZq)

93 I feel guilt because my service was short (6 years) and involved no major (mortal) danger. Compared to what some gave I gave peanuts.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (0OmEj)

94 Moki

Well, you were State Department. It's almost not part of an American Executive Branch.

** runs away, serpentine.**

PS. Bluebell praises you both very highly, so you got that. She has high standard when she is not shiving the stupid.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (u82oZ)

95 Ah Christopher, Starsky & Hutch.
Another show I believe holds up well is Barney Miller.

Bander, I'm not a bar guy at all, but I have fond memories of a dive bar right nearby my first serious full-time job, a place in Santa Fe Springs called Bruce's. Was nice in the 1970s and by 1998 it was kind of run down, but still had tons of disco-era ambiance. Place is still there, I believe. They also had their own bottle shop.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (L2ZTs)

96

Driving to work today saw a reasonable attractive lady loading two rifle cases into the back of her jeep.

America!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (d6DSt)

97 Was that close to the Presidential range? I went up
Mount Washington last September and I'll never think of Eastern
mountains the same way after that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2020 06:46 PM (y7DUB)

Yes. I think it was near Waterville Valley, and the hostel was just somebody's ski lodge they opened during the summer for extra money. They lived there, so it wasn't some vanity project.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (dLLD6)

98 Q: What's the Clint Eastwood connection?

The car Starsky must have mortaged his mom's house to afford. That glorious shiny red and white Gran Torino with the custom paint job.

Trivia: it was originally supposed to be a Camaro, but late in production, Chevy declined and Ford took over....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:53 PM (KZzsI)

99 Some progress in California: Gov. Newsom is "allowing" Churches to hold services at 25% capacity or 100 people, which ever is less.

A start but still far short. My church holds and fills maybe 1000 so it's still far short of serving most of the congegration.

But at least we have that... Camel's nose in the tent I suppose.

Posted by: StuckInCalifornia at May 25, 2020 06:53 PM (a74KK)

100 Kung Fu was an awesome show.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (gd9RK)

101 I'm not exactly a repository of uplifting stories. But this one you know - an online community of people I've mostly never met in person gave me support and care in some of my darkest hours. I think that's a good story.

Amen to that Insomniac. Many a day this group has lifted me up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (dUJdY)

102 There was once a day in America when the average young man could purchase a live South American monkey from an ad in the back of a magazine.

That America is gone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kVr0X)

103 Remember The Streets Of San Francisco starring Michael Douglas and Karl Malden?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (L2ZTs)

104 Our country is wonderful in a great part because so many have fought and died.



We owe them so much.





Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (0OmEj)

I think one of the ways we can honor their sacrifice is to not let fascists take the freedoms they fought for from us.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (nAiE/)

105 Hey you raised your hand and wrote a check with your life as collateral, which is far more than most have done.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (FuC0Y)

106 USNtakim profoundly deplorable

We were there. On watch. We gave it our best at the time.

In my own mind I could go back, except for the physical conditioning I've lost. I dreamed about that last night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (u82oZ)

107 I recently read an article about Johnson's SecDef McNamara and his Project 100000. He wanted to draft and utilize as soldiers people who were clearly not up to Army standards. Like low IQ's and no education.

Was he trying this (it failed miserably) to : A) Get more boots in country, B) get rid of civilian undesirable, or C) Both?

They called them McNamara's Morons. Well, I never...
Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (VNfwt)


McNamara thought that he could educate low IQ people and bring them up to speed by showing them videos.

Makes you wonder how bright McNamara, doesn't it?

Here's a Youtube clip on a firsthand account of dealing with McNamara's Morons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2VwFDV4-g

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (YqDXo)

108 Kung Fu was an awesome show.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

I've been watching an old series called The Invaders on MeTV. It's like a snapshot of history captured in amber.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (VNfwt)

109 102 There was once a day in America when the average young man could purchase a live South American monkey from an ad in the back of a magazine.

That America is gone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kVr0X)

Sea monkeys, hovercraft and x-ray spectacles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (A5zUN)

110 Thanks, CBD! A Holy Spirit moment. On a day like this, we all need some lifting up.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (Vf4Y7)

111 StuckInCalifornia, I read that the Indian casinos are opening up despite Newsom's pleas to stay closed.

They're gonna help prove the gubmint here is just being way too cautious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (L2ZTs)

112 Trivia: it was originally supposed to be a Camaro, but late in production, Chevy declined and Ford took over....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:53 PM (KZzsI)


Because of course they did.

It's one of a long line of stupid shit General Motors has done over the years.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (Zz0t1)

113 I'm not exactly a repository of uplifting
stories. But this one you know - an online community of people I've
mostly never met in person gave me support and care in some of my
darkest hours. I think that's a good story.



Amen to that Insomniac. Many a day this group has lifted me up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (dUJdY)

I will say amen too. You guys rock and are Morons in the best possible way.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (nAiE/)

114 Remember The Streets Of San Francisco starring Michael Douglas and Karl Malden?

I did see a few of those and I remember them being good. I wonder how well they hold up now? Great theme song.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (KZzsI)

115 I watched a few episodes of Starsky and Hutch last night. I never realized what a dork Starsky was. He's a very good detective and really smart, but a spaz.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (KZzsI)

Wasn't Hutch a real health nut? I remember he was always eating healthy food on the show and busting Starsky's nuts about it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (Z+IKu)

116 My grandmother had 4 sons, 3 served in WWII and one in Korea. Between them they saw action through Torch, Normandy, the Bulge, Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. All came home alive. When the youngest returned from Korea she through a party that was the talk of our little town for decades

Posted by: Cosda at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (1f9qh)

117 Remember The Streets Of San Francisco starring Michael Douglas and Karl Malden?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (L2ZTs)


Filmed before the shit filled the streets.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (Zz0t1)

118 The car Starsky must have mortaged his mom's house to afford. That glorious shiny red and white Gran Torino with the custom paint job.

Trivia: it was originally supposed to be a Camaro, but late in production, Chevy declined and Ford took over....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:53 PM (KZzsI)
------
After the show was over, someone on the production staff must have bought it, because you could see it around the streets of Burbank from time to time.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (4o2K3)

119

We 0.45 percenters...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (d6DSt)

120 They called them McNamara's Morons. Well, I never...

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 06:49 PM (VNfwt)


BUT, he was "credentialed" so...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (6wiwL)

121 At leads GM didn't mess up on The Rockford Files.

Jim's Firebird probably sold helped sell a lot of those cars.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (L2ZTs)

122 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

123
Kung Fu was an awesome show.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (gd9RK)


The CW is going to do a remake with a woman in the role. Shocking, I know

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (q6D+1)

124 Sponge, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (L2ZTs)

125 Deplorable Jay Guevara

Even when he was USAAC, McNamara was an analysis guy, not a leader of men or a war-fighter.

He was with the bombing effort on Japan with LeMay. But not very influential.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (u82oZ)

126 65 Insomniac, you have been saying some pretty uplifting things lately.
Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (QCc6B)

Thanks. It's been a long and difficult journey for certain, but my outlook has greatly improved. Still have a long ways to go, and the work is not done by any means.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (NWiLs)

127 I remember he was always eating healthy food on the show and busting Starsky's nuts about it.

That hasn't show up yet, but he has been critical of Starsky's abominable diet. He seems to survive on junk food and candy bars. One episode Starsky orderd a hot dog. Relish, onions, mustard, sourkraut, chili. Hutch dumped it in the trash.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (KZzsI)

128 McNamara thought that he could educate low IQ people and bring them up to speed by showing them videos.

Makes you wonder how bright McNamara, doesn't it?

Here's a Youtube clip on a firsthand account of dealing with McNamara's Morons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2VwFDV4-g
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (YqDXo)

I am not sure about intelligence, but the Roman Military usually looked at most virtues as something that could be taught, for example courage. Now their methods were usually brutal by our standards (see Decimation for Cowardice) but by the same token, they did not do bad militarily. Until they didn't.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (A5zUN)

129 Wasn't Hutch a real health nut? I remember he was always eating healthy food on the show and busting Starsky's nuts about it.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (Z+IKu

David Soul had a top 10 hit on the pop billboard chart.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (2DOZq)

130 After spending the day at the beach, I set my beach bag down while I shook out my blanket. I got in my car and drove off having left my beach bag in the parking lot. My bag had my smart phone, watch, eyeglasses, and kindle. It also had my wallet with credit cards, drivers license, checkbook, cash, insurance cards, AAA card, etc.

Within a block I realized I had left it and drove back. It was gone. I felt pretty sick, thinking i'd have to cancel my credit cards, replace the license and other cards, not to mention the lost cash. When I got home my landline phone was ringing, and it was a police officer telling me that a young couple had found it and turned it in. When I picked it up I got the name and address for the couple and mailed them a thank you with a reward, suggesting they go out to dinner on me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (+lVUW)

131 Cosda

Nimitz threw a party for all Texans in 1943. Similar reputation.

Your grandmother sounds like a pip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:59 PM (u82oZ)

132 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (Dc2NZ)


1. You found an old Navy training vid on landing ships (dock)?
2. You found an old Navy training vid about LSD?
3. You found an old Navy training vid and you're, incidentally, tripping balls?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 06:59 PM (t+qrx)

133 Jim's Firebird probably sold helped sell a lot of those cars.

Yeah, you can count on that. Like how the trans am got a huge boost in sales from Smokey and the Bandit. TV shows can really push car sales.

I'm not a huge Torino fan but the lines on that car are really nice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 06:59 PM (KZzsI)

134 David Soul had a top 10 hit on the pop billboard chart.

You just HAD to go there didn't you?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

135 The CW is going to do a remake with a woman in the role. Shocking, I know
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (q6D+1)

Didn't they already remake the damn thing in the '90s?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (A5zUN)

136 Don't Give Up On Us Baby! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (L2ZTs)

137 Jim's Firebird probably sold helped sell a lot of those cars.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (L2ZTs

Trans Am / Firebird

220 /221

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (2DOZq)

138 There was once a day in America when the average young man could purchase a live South American monkey from an ad in the back of a magazine.
That America is gone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kVr0X)

Hell, time was Jim Jones, yes the Reverend Jim Jones, sold monkeys door to door.

Poor monkeys.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (Z+IKu)

139 Amen to that Insomniac. Many a day this group has lifted me up.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (dUJdY)

The Horde is the best bunch of people on the Internetz. Except maybe that guy over there...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (NWiLs)

140 BUT, he was "credentialed" so...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Mother Blutarski's maiden name is Westmoreland. Turns out I'm distantly related to Gen Westmoreland. Oh, good.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (VNfwt)

141 A lot of Hollywood types were WWII vets.
Including some very unlikely ones.
Captain Kangaroo
Lee Marvin
Mr. Rogers
Rod Serling

And then, a lot of tough guy actors, no service record.
Interesting.

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (w7KSn)

142 The CW is going to do a remake with a woman in the role. Shocking, I know
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Is she gonna have cowgirl hotties put her in a bit and harness, and riding crop her bootie while choking her out, like Qui Chang Cain?

Posted by: Ped Xing at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (d6DSt)

143 McNamara was a classic liberal "social scientist," from what I can tell.

It blew up in his face pretty spectacularly, thank God.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)

144 David Soul also appeared in a Star Trek episode.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (FuC0Y)

145 NaCly Dog, lol. Yeah, State is no picnic. I wish I were working now, with Pompeo. I wager it's very different from my years there. Bluebell is sweet to lie like that!

Insom is right, this place is one of the best uplifting stories around. Prayer, laughter, wisdom, profanity...we got it all.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (mFoNl)

146 PS. Bluebell praises you both very highly, so you got that. She has high standard when she is not shiving the stupid.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 06:52 PM (u82oZ)


As you well know, Never argue with bluebell, even when she does not have a shiv visible!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (6wiwL)

147 Blutarsky @ 85- Project 100000. I was in 68/69/70 and I remember those guys some whom somehow made it into the Navy. And no, I won't one of them. By and large they made good duty sailors and soldiers, and unfortunately in some cases, cannon fodder. But damnit I love each and every one of them for their service and sacrifice. Crying now.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (XhWtx)

148 102 There was once a day in America when the average
young man could purchase a live South American monkey from an ad in the
back of a magazine.



That America is gone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kVr0X)



Sea monkeys, hovercraft and x-ray spectacles.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:55 PM (A5zUN)

And real live working nuclear submarines! made out of cardboard that would get water logged and sink if your mom actually let you try and launch it in water.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (nAiE/)

149 That's nice of you nerdygirl! Glad you were able to get everything back.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (dUJdY)

150 I remember even as a kid cringing at how awful Kung Fu was. Worst martial arts this side of The Master with Lee VanCleef.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:02 PM (KZzsI)

151 The Horde is the best bunch of people on the Internetz. Except maybe that guy over there...
Posted by: Insomniac


Hey, I'm right here...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 07:02 PM (d6DSt)

152 nerdygirl was only my wallet dropped watching fireworks many years ago but was called next morning by 2 women who found it that morning.
There are still honest people thankfully.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:02 PM (ZCEU2)

153 This was all the driver's actions. The tour leaders were completely at a loss over planning the time for the hike, making sure we had water, or what to do about food with the restaurant telling us we were too late.
Posted by: Sam at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (ohyxL)

As some one says in an ad, it wasn't his first rodeo. Yours was probably not the first group whose butts, if not lives, he had saved.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2020 07:02 PM (qyH+l)

154
The Horde is the best bunch of people on the Internetz. Except maybe that guy over there...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 07:00 PM (NWiLs)


You don't have to point....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (Zz0t1)

155 A retired clergyperson-our friend- come over to our house today for some burgers and hot dogs. His one daughter was rather nervous about this and said, "You're not going to be sitting too close together, are you?" His response was-jokingly-I'll be sure I get a tape measure and see that we're six feet apart when we have dinner." He has no fear of corona even though he's elderly and in a high risk group.

Anyway he told a great story about a priest who he knew when he was dating his wife who was RC. The priest was Irish but had become an American citizen. He was about 89 and this was in the 1980's. My friend and his wife became very fond of him-he was doing Pre-Cana (marriage preparation with them and they both just loved him.

When he went to the old priest's funeral he decided to throw his clergy collar in the casket as a token of respect, but he went up to the coffin it was filled with hundreds of clergy collars. That's how many priests loved and respected him and felt a calling to the priesthood based on knowing him. That was a great story about a wonderful immigrant

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (+eVzC)

156 And then, a lot of tough guy actors, no service record.
Interesting.
Posted by: navybrat, larger than life

Lee Marvin was awesome.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (VNfwt)

157 150 I remember even as a kid cringing at how awful Kung Fu was. Worst martial arts this side of The Master with Lee VanCleef.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:02 PM (KZzsI)

The Master!

Tales from the Gold Monkey!

Bring 'Em Back Alive!

Hardcastle and McCormick!

Manimal!

Mantis? (am I misremembering?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (A5zUN)

158 Just think if Bruce Lee had starred in Kung Fu.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (FuC0Y)

159 Christopher, I think Kung Fu was always supposed to be at least a little campy.

Someone at another site once was asking, did people *really* take the movie Grease seriously as a "teenager movie" when it came out in 1978? I had to explain, the whole thing was built from the ground up as camp, and was majorly influenced by other then-recent hit flicks such as Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:03 PM (L2ZTs)

160 Happy Memorial Day to the Horde! Love you all. I bet @ComfortablySmug lurks here, along with his minions!

Posted by: jmel at May 25, 2020 07:04 PM (OeWgo)

161 Except maybe that guy over there...
Posted by: Insomniac

*flies the one finger salute*

Fuck you too, Buddy!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:04 PM (A5zUN)

162 But damnit I love each and every one of them for their service and sacrifice. Crying now.
Posted by: Eromero

Sorry, man. They were victims. I'm not ripping them.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:04 PM (VNfwt)

163 McNamara was a classic liberal "social scientist," from what I can tell.

It blew up in his face pretty spectacularly, thank God.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)


Based on often faulty memory, nobody seemed to like him except Saint JFK.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2020 07:04 PM (y7DUB)

164 Why would you make a dessert without even a sugar crystal in it?

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:05 PM (ZCEU2)

165 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (Dc2NZ)


Or did you mean

I was "on LSD" looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 07:05 PM (6wiwL)

166 138 There was once a day in America when the average young man could purchase a live South American monkey from an ad in the back of a magazine.
That America is gone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kVr0X)

Circa 1978? Local recycler newspaper still took private party firearm ads, remember " boyes anti tank gun, case of ammo, $800 or trade for small car. " (sigh)

Posted by: banned nfa at May 25, 2020 07:05 PM (2CVSd)

167 I notice it's been a while since the networks have done another live musical revue.

Have they done a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show yet? If they haven't, you know it's coming.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:05 PM (L2ZTs)

168 Is she gonna have cowgirl hotties put her in a bit and harness, and riding crop her bootie while choking her out, like Qui Chang Cain?
Posted by: Ped Xing at May 25, 2020 07:01 PM (d6DSt)

My brain kept trying to insert 'boobs' into that sentence.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:06 PM (A5zUN)

169 I will say amen too. You guys rock and are Morons in the best possible way.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 25, 2020 06:56 PM (nAiE/)

Aw shucks...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

170 Just think if Bruce Lee had starred in Kung Fu.

It was his idea. Hollywood didn't think we could handle an Asian so they got a white guy to squint a lot.

The actual martial arts scenes are horrible. I thought they were cool when I was a kid but now I have some training and the DVDs. Ugh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 07:06 PM (gd9RK)

171
I recently read an article about Johnson's SecDef McNamara and his Project 100000. He wanted to draft and utilize as soldiers people who were clearly not up to Army standards. Like low IQ's and no education.

Was he trying this (it failed miserably) to : A) Get more boots in country, B) get rid of civilian undesirable, or C) Both?

They called them McNamara's Morons. Well, I never...
Posted by: Blutarski


They were in the Navy, too. I served with a couple. They had special two year active enlistments when the rest of us had to do four.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 07:06 PM (aKsyK)

172 Is she gonna have cowgirl hotties put her in a bit and harness, and riding crop her Boobies while choking her out, like Qui Chang Cain?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (d6DSt)

173 Moki

AoSHQ, ace, the Cobs, and the wonderful commenters saved my sanity from 2007 on, when I knew we were heading for a third-world crash. This is my favorite spot on the Internet. And the MoMes are fantastic.

My predictions have been good, but the resistance of Americans has limited a lot of the possible damage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (u82oZ)

174 In deep shit the deep state is. Yes, hrrrm.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (H22GW)

175 Posted by: Eromero

It was pretty dusty in here today, and my allergies really kicked my ass for most of the afternoon!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (6wiwL)

176 1. You found an old Navy training vid on landing ships (dock)?
2. You found an old Navy training vid about LSD?
3. You found an old Navy training vid and you're, incidentally, tripping balls?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 06:59 PM (t+qrx)
---
I don't know, man! I don't know!!!

*Takes flying leap off landing ship disguised as a bed*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

177 *twitch*

Hot Chinese pony-girl kung-fu action

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (FuC0Y)

178 Don't have many uplifting moments, but here's one.

I was visiting relatives and noticed that my car's temperature gauge was planted firmly in the super-hot area. Drove to the house and saw that the radiator was bone dry.

I knew there was a Valvoline a couple of miles away that would have radiator fluid. So I read in the manual that it was okay to use water in an emergency, drove to the shop and waited.

The manager came over and said there was a problem. There's an octopus-like thing on top of the engine that routes the coolant everywhere. They turned on the engine and it just started spouting fluid everywhere.

The manager called the local Ford dealer, determined that they had the part, filled the radiator for the short trip, and would not take a single dime for the work they had done.

So, not much, but you can bet they bought some brand loyalty right there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (l9m7l)

179 I broke down in a car 30+ years ago on an interstate highway. It was in farming country. So I walked to the closest farmhouse.

The lady of the house was cautious. But she let me call AAA for a tow truck. And then she offered me some apples (They grew apples.) and a large print Reader's Digest to read while I waited by my car for the truck to arrive.

That's America!

Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (hYUjK)

180 Hot Chinese pony-girl kung-fu action
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (FuC0Y)

Go on...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (NWiLs)

181 80s had a lot of really terrible TV shows like San Pedro Beach Bums (with a robot!) and Automan, in addition to the gems Aetius mentioned.

But I give them points for being creative and trying something new and unusual. I'm sure a lot of cocaine was involved in the decisionmaking of shows like The Powers of Matthew Star and Black's Magic (with Hal Linden!)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (KZzsI)

182 177 *twitch*

Hot Chinese pony-girl kung-fu action
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:07 PM (FuC0Y)

I am assuming there is an anime for that?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (A5zUN)

183 Christopher, I wonder how much cocaine was involved in the creation of Knight Rider. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (L2ZTs)

184 Circa 1978? Local recycler newspaper still took private party firearm ads, remember " boyes anti tank gun, case of ammo, $800 or trade for small car. " (sigh)
Posted by: banned nfa at May 25, 2020 07:05 PM (2CVSd)


Man, I wouldn't trade a small car for an antitank rifle. If I had an antitank rifle and a case of ammo, the first thing I'd want is a small car.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 07:09 PM (t+qrx)

185 There probably will be now

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:09 PM (FuC0Y)

186 Famous Actor War Hero.

Charles Durning. Silver Star, Bronze Star, 3 Purple Hearts.

And I always thought he was only the fat bastard cop in The Sting.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 07:10 PM (Z+IKu)

187 But I give them points for being creative and trying something new and unusual. I'm sure a lot of cocaine was involved in the decisionmaking of shows like The Powers of Matthew Star and Black's Magic (with Hal Linden!)
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (KZzsI)

NorthStar was a pilot I remember that was never picked up. It was like about an astronaut who gets zapped in space by something. He comes back to Eath and he has superpowers (stronger, faster.) However, the pilot gave him a weakness in that as he used his powers more, his internal temperature rose. So he could only use them some and then had to stop or he would cook himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:11 PM (A5zUN)

188 141
A lot of Hollywood types were WWII vets.

Lee Marvin fought in the battle of Saipan as did my uncle. He was gone before I could ask but I always thought it would be cool to think they got drunk together.

Posted by: dartist at May 25, 2020 07:11 PM (K22Va)

189 When I picked it up I got the name and address for
the couple and mailed them a thank you with a reward, suggesting they go
out to dinner on me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2020 06:58 PM (+lVUW)

Huzzah!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 07:11 PM (dLLD6)

190 Charles Durning. Silver Star, Bronze Star, 3 Purple Hearts.

And I always thought he was only the fat bastard cop in The Sting.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy

I think I read he was also at the Battle of the Bulge German massacre of prisoners. Malmo? something like that? He survived, obviously.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:11 PM (VNfwt)

191 broke down in a car 30+ years ago on an interstate highway. It was in farming country. So I walked to the closest farmhouse.

The lady of the house was cautious. But she let me call AAA for a tow truck. And then she offered me some apples (They grew apples.) and a large print Reader's Digest to read while I waited by my car for the truck to arrive.

That's America!
Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (hYUjK

You're lucky it wasn't a hate has no home here house.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (8Fdcq)

192 Charles Durning. Silver Star, Bronze Star, 3 Purple Hearts.

And I always thought he was only the fat bastard cop in The Sting.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 07:10 PM (Z+IKu)

He obviously was not just collecting bottle caps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (A5zUN)

193 Mel Brooks, Battle of the Bulge vet.

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (w7KSn)

194 Christopher, I wonder how much cocaine was involved in the creation of Knight Rider. ;-)

The weird thing is, sometimes it worked. You got Alf out of one of those concepts.

-Let's do a new sitcom, but we need something that makes it fresh! Something with pep, something with moxie!! Caruthers, what do you have!

-Uh, an alien?

-Like Mork and Mindy? Too derivative

-A chick with big tits?

-What are you, new? Of course we have that

-Um what if the alien was a muppet? Muppets are hot now

-Say... I think you're on to something there

-And he likes to eat cats!

-...cut back on Caruther's intake, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (KZzsI)

195 Malmady

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (FuC0Y)

196 183 Christopher, I wonder how much cocaine was involved in the creation of Knight Rider. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (L2ZTs)

---------

Maybe those writers from My Mother The Car weren't ready for retirement yet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (kVr0X)

197 Christopher, I wonder how much cocaine was involved in the creation of Knight Rider. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (L2ZTs)

I don't think a car made of cocaine would be very durable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (NWiLs)

198 Malmady
Posted by: Anna Puma

There it is. Thank you.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (VNfwt)

199 Moki,
Your old man thinks good. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Nobody at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (8zK8n)

200 Miami Vice was also a pretty good show. Didn't hurt that it had a "real* filmmaker, Michael Mann, running everything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)

201 Charles Durning was in one of the best NCIS episodes, Call of Silence.

Posted by: Lirio100 at May 25, 2020 07:14 PM (JK7Jw)

202 Driving to a job interview when I was in college I got a flat tire, I put on my duster to change it because interview clothes and a sweet young couple stopped and the guy changed the tire for me.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 25, 2020 07:14 PM (T9Hmo)

203 Up in smoke movie kinda ruined the concept of pressed drug car.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:14 PM (FuC0Y)

204 Watching now the worst war movie for accuracy ever made
Battle of the Bulge.

It really should be remade.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (ZCEU2)

205 I don't think a car made of cocaine would be very durable.

"yeah man but you can make one out of weed!"
--Cheech Marin

Didn't hurt that it had a "real* filmmaker, Michael Mann, running everything.

Who wrote one of the episodes of Starsky & Hutch that I watched, interestingly enough.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (KZzsI)

206 201 Charles Durning was in one of the best NCIS episodes, Call of Silence.
Posted by: Lirio100 at May 25, 2020 07:14 PM (JK7Jw)

That's him?! It was one of the best NCIS episodes. I have thought of getting the season, just for that episode.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (A5zUN)

207 Master!

Tales from the Gold Monkey!


The Master, you can get on RiffTrax.

I liked Tales of the Golden Money, which was a knockoff of Indiana Jones.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (dKiJG)

208 Charles Durning was in one of the best NCIS episodes, Call of Silence.
Posted by: Lirio100

He was awesome in Dog Day Afternoon. I think it was the first time I'd ever seen him.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (VNfwt)

209 I don't think a car made of cocaine would be very durable.

DeLorians were built on cocaine and they can time travel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (gd9RK)

210 But I give them points for being creative and trying something new and unusual. I'm sure a lot of cocaine was involved in the decisionmaking of shows like The Powers of Matthew Star and Black's Magic (with Hal Linden!)
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (KZzsI)

and shows that a few people liked, that most everyone thought were unbelievably awful, like "Small Wonder".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (V2Yro)

211 Battle Hymn was about the Battle of the Bulge IIRC

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 07:16 PM (FuC0Y)

212 I am proud to announce today that I am coming out of the closet to Proclaim Myself a "Male Lesbian"!!!!

Thank You to all the women that support me.....

Posted by: Franklin Stein at May 25, 2020 07:16 PM (qM84C)

213 Miami Vice was also a pretty good show. Didn't hurt that it had a "real* filmmaker, Michael Mann, running everything.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)


Loved Miami Vice. I got the full collection downloaded and started watching it.

They had 28 shows a season. They would've been better suited having 15 or so episodes a season. Would've had MUCH more staying power.

The early episodes were epic, but they started getting weird and trying to do too much comedy as the seasons drug on.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 07:16 PM (Zz0t1)

214 204 Watching now the worst war movie for accuracy ever made
Battle of the Bulge.

It really should be remade.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (ZCEU2)

It would be far worse now.

'We have to have a strong female character!'

'Um, Sir?'

'And we need a furry deerkin!'

'Ok, sir...'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:17 PM (A5zUN)

215 200 Miami Vice was also a pretty good show. Didn't hurt that it had a "real* filmmaker, Michael Mann, running everything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)


Well produced show incorporating contemporary music and popular personalities into the plot lines.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 07:17 PM (mWu8/)

216 I liked Tales of the Golden Money, which was a knockoff of Indiana Jones.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (dKiJG)

Jack(?) the one eye'd dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:17 PM (A5zUN)

217 Was down in New Orleans with friends for the Sugar Bowl one year. Needed to call another friend who lived there to pick us up. Alcohol may have been involved. We saw a house party in progress, knocked and asked to use the phone. Was before cell phones, natch. Gave us drinks, then gave us the phone. Schweet!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 25, 2020 07:18 PM (AsDff)

218 That's him?! It was one of the best NCIS episodes. I have thought of getting the season, just for that episode.

The first few seasons of that were gold. Then it went downhill steadily and then suddenly off a cliff :/

The early episodes were epic, but they started getting weird and trying to do too much comedy as the seasons drug on.

It got really dark in places though. I stopped watching before the "Sonny gets anmesia" season but watching it later... it actually was pretty good despite a stupid premise. He made a chilling bad guy. But there was just no way out of that hole they dug. Its not like the next season they could go "remember when Sonny was a drug dealer? ha ha ha! OK next case...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:18 PM (KZzsI)

219 Many many Hollywood bigs with serious WWII records. Brian Keith, Eddie Albert, Jimmy Stewart, list goes on and on.

And let's not forget a distaff example, slightly different category: Julia Child, with the OSS.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 07:19 PM (El6T/)

220 212 I am proud to announce today that I am coming out of the closet to Proclaim Myself a "Male Lesbian"!!!!

Thank You to all the women that support me.....
Posted by: Franklin Stein at
------------------------------
I'm a black lesbian in transition.

Posted by: Terry Gilliam at May 25, 2020 07:19 PM (/90cp)

221 Blutarsky @ 162- I wasn't saying damnit at you. I was saying damnit because I was fixing to cry. I don't cry often, but Memorial Day will do it for me.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (XhWtx)

222 I always liked the Patton quote " It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

Posted by: dartist at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (K22Va)

223 Joe Biden says if you drive a Delorean into the Sun you can go back in time. Old Joe knows !!!!!

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (qM84C)

224 219 Many many Hollywood bigs with serious WWII records. Brian Keith, Eddie Albert, Jimmy Stewart, list goes on and on.

And let's not forget a distaff example, slightly different category: Julia Child, with the OSS.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 07:19 PM (El6T/)

Don't forget Christopher Lee.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (A5zUN)

225 Blutarsky @ 162- I wasn't saying damnit at you. I was saying damnit because I was fixing to cry. I don't cry often, but Memorial Day will do it for me.
Posted by: Eromero

I didn't think you were but I sympathize with your experience.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (VNfwt)

226 Well produced show incorporating contemporary music and popular personalities into the plot lines.

Shot on film. In stereo, the second or third season, although almost nobody had a stereo TV at the time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (KZzsI)

227 And let's not forget a distaff example, slightly different category: Julia Child, with the OSS.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 07:19 PM (El6T/)


Said she went there because that's where the smart guys were.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (mWu8/)

228 Skip, have long agreed. Battle of the Bulge, remade quality-style with contemporary capabilities (think Saving Private Ryan), would be very welcome.

And of course the Battle off Samar has screamed "make a movie about me!" for decades.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (El6T/)

229 WiseGuy was such a Hard Edge show at the time, I rewatched it and it's watered down as compared with Today's Mob shows

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (dKiJG)

230 If you are a Male Lesbian does that mean you like women ????

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (qM84C)

231 And let's not forget a distaff example, slightly different category: Julia Child, with the OSS.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 07:19 PM (El6T/)


Said she went there because that's where the smart guys were.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (mWu8/)

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It was said she could kill a man with just a spatula.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (kVr0X)

232 Lee Marvin

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (mWu8/)

233 WiseGuy was such a Hard Edge show at the time, I rewatched it and it's watered down as compared with Today's Mob shows
Posted by: Patrick

Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (VNfwt)

234 A good war movie made on the cheap ( 100k) and in about 2 weeks is The Steel Helmet. Korean War movie. It also had a social message that I thought was well done .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (2DOZq)

235 Was driving to Florida a few years ago with my friend. We were towing his boat behind the truck. It was a dual axel trailer and the right rear tire blew out in Georgia.

We didn't have a jack that could handle that much weight so we started dialing local auto mechanics to see if one of them could deal with it. Finally called a heavy equipment repair facility and he told us to come on over and "We'll get you fixed up.". I always remember that cause he sounded so sincere.

So we limped the few miles to the shop and sure enough, he got us fixed up. Unhooked the trailer and he came out with the biggest front end loader I've ever seen and picked up the trailer with the boat on it. Then his team of 3 guys attacked the tire like a pit crew at Indy and got the new tire mounted in a blur.

The whole time he and his crew were chatting us up, asking us where we were from, where we were headed and his office manager asked if she could come along with us. Tempting.

Charged us some pittance like $40 and they all came out to wave as we left. It was like we landed in Mayberry, some of the nicest people I've ever met.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2020 07:23 PM (ZLI7S)

236 I've been revisiting movies I haven't seen in years. This past week was Driving Miss Daisy, Bull Durham and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Tonight.. it's The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2020 07:23 PM (dUJdY)

237 Lots of movies with the Bulge battle in them or just a little vignette of it, but a total beginning to end movie should be made.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:23 PM (ZCEU2)

238 If you are a Male Lesbian does that mean you like women ????

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at May 25, 2020 07:21 PM (qM84C)

It means you are from the Greek island of Lesbos.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 25, 2020 07:23 PM (xPl2J)

239 A good war movie made on the cheap ( 100k) and in about 2 weeks is The Steel Helmet.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here

It was on TCM a few days ago. It is good and I always like the lead actor. Gruff old bastard.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:24 PM (VNfwt)

240 Eight Iron Men

Posted by: dartist at May 25, 2020 07:24 PM (K22Va)

241 *Takes flying leap off landing ship disguised as a bed*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 07:07

Having met you IRL, why does that not surprise me?

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2020 07:25 PM (nM8bJ)

242 I remember when my grandmother called it Decoration Day.

Posted by: ruralbob at May 25, 2020 07:25 PM (JmrPi)

243 I did a very Moron thing yesterday and just realized it.

I wanted to replace the flags-on-a-stick that I use for decorating the flowerpots and porch for July. My main concerns were American-made, the right size, and a decent price.

I never checked the quantity.

Forty-eight flags are arriving next week.

I may just mow my lawn, stick them all over it, and hope that I still have some when I come back from M&D's.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 07:25 PM (/+bwe)

244 Really hoping the History Channel doesn't mess up the Grant docudrama.. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:26 PM (gLRfa)

245 So, once upon a time many years ago, a young CAP Cadet was Honored by being selected as Cadet of the Year. Not having any money, he took a Greyhound to the Wing Convention, which was held in a town not his own and couldn't drive, because back then, he only had a daytime license

Well, the Guest Speaker was a man named Bernie Fisher, who, when he found out that Cadet McGyver was gonna wait for a Dog to get home, offered him a ride back to Boise in his VW Bug.

It's not often a boy gets to meet and be in the presence of his hero. Col Fisher dropped Cadet McGyver off in his parents driveway and drove off to his farm in Kuna https://tinyurl.com/BernieFisher

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 25, 2020 07:27 PM (MZqRK)

246 79
Grandpa also joined up before the war, in '37/9. He wanted to be in the
Cavalry. He kept his cavalry boots all his life. He switched (or was
switched) to artillery when the war broke out. Deaf as a post, but
cheerful about it.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:47 PM (A5zUN)


My Dad rode in the 2nd Cav, on horseback, traded his horse in for an M-3 in the 7th Cav and went to war in the 13th Armored Cav. He was a tough guy who grew up on the streets of Kansas City, rode the rails in the depression, joined the CCC at 16 and the Army at 18. He had to lie about his height, 6"3, by slumping, to get in the Army as he was too slim. He served 30 years, enlisted. He was also the kindest most understanding person I have ever known. He came home in 1944 from the battlefield in Italy in 1944. I wish I had asked him how.

Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 07:27 PM (ofIwF)

247 My uplifting story is having married a beautiful and very giving woman. Without her I couldn't survive.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 07:27 PM (Nu8UW)

248
And let's not forget a distaff example, slightly different category: Julia Child, with the OSS.
Posted by: rhomboid

Don't forget Christopher Lee.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


They both knew which knife to use.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 07:28 PM (aKsyK)

249 Thanks for the Yeats Poem. I cried.
Almost all we memorialize died subsequent to an OPORD. Ponder WHY the OPORD was issued.

Posted by: Old Disposable Deplorable at May 25, 2020 07:28 PM (JjwF2)

250 Don't forget Christopher Lee.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (A5zUN)

Didn't it come out that he puffed up what he did in the War, he wasn't apart of Secret Service

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:28 PM (dKiJG)

251 He came home in 1944 from the battlefield in Italy in 1944. I wish I had asked him how.
Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 07:27 PM (ofIwF)

Some of them just did not want to talk about it. Now that I am older, I can understand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:28 PM (A5zUN)

252 Shit, 6'3". I just know no one will give me shit about that one.

Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (ofIwF)

253 Watching now the worst war movie for accuracy ever made

Battle of the Bulge.



It really should be remade.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:15 PM (ZCEU2)


It would be very "diverse". At least on the American side. The Germans would be all white and wearing MAGA hats

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (wf/AT)

254 Didn't it come out that he puffed up what he did in the War, he wasn't apart of Secret Service
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:28 PM (dKiJG)

I never heard that. By the same token, he is dead now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (A5zUN)

255 Naughty Pine thanks for reminding me my flag is out and need to get it in soon.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (ZCEU2)

256 In 1981 my two friends and I were driving to Denver to ski and broke down on the Raton Pass at 3am in the morning . Talk about being in the middle of nowhere. Luckily there was a weigh station about 2 miles up the pass . Able to get a mobile mechanic that changed our my fuel filter and adjust my carburetor. My car was used to sea level in Louisiana.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (2DOZq)

257 ''It would be very "diverse". At least on the American side. The Germans would be all white and wearing MAGA hats''

With PDT comb overs.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:30 PM (gLRfa)

258 With a little more wine, the liver will be safe!

Posted by: Zombie Julia Child at May 25, 2020 07:31 PM (EgshT)

259 I broke down in a car 30+ years ago on an interstate highway. It was in farming country. So I walked to the closest farmhouse.
Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 25, 2020 07:08

Same thing happened to us on the way back to college in the 70's. The farm wife let us call for a tow, we sat w/ her and her granddaughter and watched Archie Bunker while we waited.

Unfortunately it was the episode about Edith's cousin coming out a a lesbian. It was a very long wait and very quiet!

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2020 07:31 PM (nM8bJ)

260 I was working the late shift....







And that's about it.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 07:32 PM (KtbSq)

261 Naughty Pine thanks for reminding me my flag is out and need to get it in soon.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM

Only ONE flag?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 07:32 PM (/+bwe)

262 258
With a little more wine, the liver will be safe!


Posted by: Zombie Julia Child at May 25, 2020 07:31 PM (EgshT)


Not what my GP said.

Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 07:32 PM (ofIwF)

263 It means you are from the Greek island of Lesbos.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 25, 2020 07:23 PM (xPl2J)


Little pom-poms on the shoes?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 07:33 PM (t+qrx)

264 Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career.
Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (VNfwt)

He got hurt messed his back up really good, I think it was an accident that did him in.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2020 07:34 PM (dKiJG)

265 I never heard that. By the same token, he is dead now.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:29 PM (A5zUN)


He played Dracula so many times he might pop up again

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 07:35 PM (wf/AT)

266 Its a bigger flag

Really wish asked my FiL questions, he was a D-Day veteran.
Oh well, might not have gotten much if I did.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:35 PM (ZCEU2)

267 ''0 I was working the late shift....







And that's about it.
Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 07:32 PM (KtbSq)''

That sounds like the opening to one of those "it happened to me" letters in a pron mag. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:35 PM (gLRfa)

268 Missed your Carlsbad beach report, rhomboid; had to step away for a while. I'm still up in the Bay Area where the San Mateo County beaches are still closed except to locals (less than 5 mi. away).

Average wife & daughter are in Oceanside & went to check out the beach yesterday... Apparently where they went there was no beach due to high tide, but there were surfers out, and people walking the paths near the beach, most sans masks...

Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2020 07:35 PM (BaHwF)

269 Here's my funny story: On Mother's Day, I got a text from my boss wishing me a happy Mother's Day. I thought it was nice, but a bit odd. After that, I enjoyed breakfast in bed made by Pooky and Pookette. Then Pooky admitted that our boss said something about Mother's Day that Friday and he had totally forgotten what weekend it was. So our boss was basically covering Pooky's rear end by sending me that text.

Posted by: pookysgirl, listening to Chopsticks at May 25, 2020 07:36 PM (XKZwp)

270 Years ago we were driving along a lonely section of a high sierra highway and came upon a boney old man staggering along on the shoulder - he must've heard our jeep because he turned to face us and started waving. I'm think 'oh, wonderful' he's blind drunk. Not so. He had been goldpanning and was bit by rattlesnake. He said his heart was palpitating. He was covered in sweat and visibly shaking. It was 90f in the shade and he was walking in direct sunlight which probably didnt help. The old man couldn't have weighted more than 115.

We iced his leg, gave him water and dumped him about 15 miles down the road at a small USFS outpost.

Posted by: 13times at May 25, 2020 07:36 PM (K3B2k)

271 I flooded out my car going through a creek in the Ozarks with my caving crew. A very nice elderly couple let us crash at their place until the car was healed.

There are good people out there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 07:36 PM (u82oZ)

272 ''Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career. ''

I liked him in "Wiseguy".

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:37 PM (gLRfa)

273 Driving to a job interview when I was in college I got a flat tire, I put on my duster to change it because interview clothes and a sweet young couple stopped and the guy changed the tire for me.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 25, 2020 07:14

How nice. There are still folks around like that as exemplified above by the beach bag story.

However today he'd be vilified by many on Twatter as a vile sexist. How far America has fallen.

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2020 07:37 PM (nM8bJ)

274 Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career.

He was great, I thought he was going to be a huge star, then he just disappeared.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:37 PM (KZzsI)

275 My Dad rode in the 2nd Cav, on horseback,

Uncle enlisted in the Marines in 1940. Stationed in Hawaii in the Mounted or horse Marines just before Pearl Harbor. Hawaii had to be a paradise before all the hotels and tourist crap went up. Talk about bad luck. Saipan after that.

Posted by: dartist at May 25, 2020 07:38 PM (K22Va)

276 128 - one of the reasons for Rome's military success was that they had individual honors for each element of war - the first man to board an enemy ship in a sea battle, or the first man to climb the battlements of a city under siege.

Posted by: vivi at May 25, 2020 07:38 PM (11H2y)

277 Did someone say Battle of the Bulge?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JDkdc246QQ

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:38 PM (VNfwt)

278 So people don't get too close, the local Meijer locked up all the mini-shopping carts. Only the full sized carts are available.

Posted by: boomers remember stuff at May 25, 2020 07:39 PM (+U5Yr)

279 Its a bigger flag

Really wish asked my FiL questions, he was a D-Day veteran.
Oh well, might not have gotten much if I did.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 07:35 PM

My dad lost two of his good friends this past year, one of whom was a Korean War vet. Dad made sure we kids never asked him about it.

My dad's gregarious older cousin seldom talked about his WW2 experiences, come to think of it. We lost him about ten years ago.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 07:39 PM (/+bwe)

280 ''278 So people don't get too close, the local Meijer locked up all the mini-shopping carts. Only the full sized carts are available.''

You're kidding?! Luckily small carts still available at my Kroger's.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:40 PM (gLRfa)

281 274 Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career.

He was great, I thought he was going to be a huge star, then he just disappeared.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:37 PM (KZzsI)

Didn't he marry a centerfold?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:40 PM (A5zUN)

282 Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM


Conservative, which explains what happened to his career.

https://twitter.com/KenWahl1

Posted by: Bert G at May 25, 2020 07:40 PM (OMsf+)

283 Our beloved dictator Walz has now decided that the restrictions are to stay in place until there is a vaccine.

I have never wanted to move more than I do now.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 07:41 PM (cigUc)

284 ''He was great, I thought he was going to be a huge star, then he just disappeared.''


Agreed. Had the charisma

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:41 PM (gLRfa)

285 A sales lady broke down in the country and walked to a farm house. She was met by two brothers who offered to let her stay the night until help came in the morning. Only problem is they had only one bed. The sales lady said what the hell and that night went she got into bed with the brothers she handed them each a condom. The brothers never had seen one and asked what they were for. The sales lady says you have to wear them or I'll get pregnant.

About a week later the brothers were sitting on their porch when Billy Bob turned to his brother and said ' Elmer you care if the city lady gets pregnant?'

Elmer replied ' No I guess not'
Billy Bob said ' Good let's take these things off ! '

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 07:41 PM (2DOZq)

286 Agreed. Had the charisma
Posted by: Tuna

I loved him in the Wanderers.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:43 PM (VNfwt)

287 79 Grandpa also joined up before the war, in '37/9. He wanted to be in the Cavalry. He kept his cavalry boots all his life. He switched (or was switched) to artillery when the war broke out. Deaf as a post, but cheerful about it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 06:47 PM (A5zUN)

One of my mom's earliest memories is being taken out at dawn to see the Cavalry ride through their small town for the last time.

Posted by: Sal at May 25, 2020 07:44 PM (bo8pf)

288 It's good to be free.

Posted by: runner at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (zr5Kq)

289 One of my mom's earliest memories is being taken out at dawn to see the Cavalry ride through their small town for the last time.
Posted by: Sal at May 25, 2020 07:44 PM (bo8pf)

Grandpa evidently told people it was because he wanted to meet girls.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (A5zUN)

290 Ken Wahl helps veterans. Here's a good interview with him. He talks a little bit about the injury that ended his career but a lot about acting being kind of a silly career.

https://tinyurl.com/ydhhzf5b

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (/+bwe)

291 That was my uplifting thought.

Posted by: runner at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (zr5Kq)

292 Ken Wahl- retired from acting in '96. He suffered from some kind of spinal injury and a broken neck in '92. Married a Playboy model, work with people with PTSD, and lives quietly with his wife.

https://tinyurl.com/ydy7w49u

IMDB is useful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (/90cp)

293 We approve!

Posted by: GuyFromNH at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (Gs5TH)

294 Old Pappy Eromero was in 29 Inf. Div. and went ashore on D-Day. One of 3 survivors in his landing craft the first 10 minutes, but I've told that story here before. Wounded at ST. Lo, told he wouldn't make it back to the beach, made it home to S.C. after a year in hospitals, and produced another Eromero (me) in January 1949. Thank you, Daddy.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 07:45 PM (XhWtx)

295 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.

-
Pro or con?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 07:48 PM (+y/Ru)

296 I guess people are molded from their experiences

I can remember four breaks in my life

I grew up on east TX farm

God, made me a good looking big kid people didn't fuck with

my grandmother , who left me 30K in 1969

An old guy in England who believed in me in 1970 and helped me become a real antique dealer at 19. He was the head of Locksons.

other than that , nothing

I wish I had great stories of goodness but no

see ya in Hell

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2020 07:48 PM (UUUON)

297 If you did a lady who knew Wing Chun, and the actress actually knew Wing Chun, that could work. But I won't hold my breath.

The show could also point out how amazingly racist China can be, but I am pretty sure that only the US will be racist in the remake.

Posted by: suburbanbanshee at May 25, 2020 07:49 PM (sF8WE)

298 Oldest son and his wife haven't been social distancing....

Another grandchild on the way!

My silver lining from the virus crap!


Posted by: four seasons at May 25, 2020 07:49 PM (PisyI)

299 Another grandchild on the way!

My silver lining from the virus crap!


Posted by: four seasons at May 25, 2020 07:49 PM (PisyI)

Congratulations!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:50 PM (A5zUN)

300 @292

Thanks. Regular guy sounds like who really didn't enjoy the spotlight and knew when to quit.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:50 PM (gLRfa)

301 Wahl's acting career was derailed by a broken neck. He claimed that in 1992 he had endured another motorcycle crash, but eventually confessed to having fallen down a flight of stairs at the home of comedian Rodney Dangerfield's girlfriend and eventual wife, Joan Child. "We were dating casually ... I stayed over at her house one night, fell down these stairs, and she begged me not to say that in the press", Wahl said in 2004.[

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 07:51 PM (+y/Ru)

302 Another grandchild on the way!

Mazzeltof!

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 07:51 PM (VNfwt)

303 ''Oldest son and his wife haven't been social distancing.... ''

Well congratulations.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:51 PM (gLRfa)

304
My father signed up for Naval Aviation in 1942 at the absolute minimum age, 17. His parents signed the paperwork, no problem. After preliminary training, he went to Pensacola for advanced training. He was fairly close to matriculating to the Pacific when a mechanical fault resulted in engine failure and a crash landing in an inviting level green field that, on closer examination, when past the point of no return gliding in, turned out to be full of tree stumps. He later surmised that his head had hit the machine gun sight due to not remembering to cinch down the canvas webbing that secures the pilot tight in the seat.

He jumped out, bleeding, and flagged down a passing pickup truck and demanded to be taken to the hospital. The driver refused, my father pulled a knife out of his kit, the driver laughed and said OK, I'll take you. He was in a head cast for three months.

A number of new pilots died before ever reaching combat. They would disappear into the rural jungle around Pensacola and teams would go out looking for the wrecks.

I recall some Army Air Force guys managed to fly a B-25 into the Empire State Building, and some other guy in s P-51 tried to buzz his parents' house and flew into it.

There was a certain military death rate before ever leaving the continental US.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2020 07:51 PM (t5m5e)

305 My son and a couple of buddies were leaving Tech School at Sheppard AFB (way up in north TX, near OK,) and were headed to Dallas Fort-Worth airport on their first leave since Basic Training. One of the guys had a beat up old car that the three of them piled into, along with their humongous duffel bags containing all their earthly belongings.

About 20 miles from the base the car blew up, smoke billowing throughout the vehicle. They were in the middle of nowhere, but they managed to hobble off the highway and the car came to a dead stop outside a trailer park.

They knocked on the door of the first trailer and told the elderly woman who answered their predicament. They were still about 100 miles from the airport and all three had flights to catch in just a couple of hours. They were willing to pay whatever price for a taxi or car service to get them to DFW. The only car service in the area was not answering. She asked the boys to wait outside for a minute and told them she would be right back.

She came back outside with a younger woman and introduced them to her daughter, who said she would be happy to drive them to the airport. She had a tiny car, but they all managed to fit, with one duffel in the trunk and the other two bags stuffed in the back seat with them. She drove them all the way to the airport and had them pray with her the entire way--there were no complaints!

When they got to the airport, she refused to take their money. But they threw it in the trunk anyway when she wasn't looking ($175.00 total.) All three boys made their flights home thanks to that angel.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 07:52 PM (sGotD)

306 272 ''Whatever became of Ken Wahl? He should have had a better career. ''

I liked him in "Wiseguy".
Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:37 PM (gLRfa)

That whole story arc with Tim Curry and Debbie Harry was fun.

Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2020 07:52 PM (gD6Ka)

307 Thanks Aetius!

We are thrilled!

Grandchildren are the best!

Posted by: four seasons at May 25, 2020 07:52 PM (PisyI)

308 I recall some Army Air Force guys managed to fly a B-25 into the Empire State Building, and some other guy in s P-51 tried to buzz his parents' house and flew into it.

Its important to remember that the culture and all the rules around flying planes, the science in how they work and why etc, that was all still being worked out even by WW2. They learned a LOT in that time, but still it was learning. So yeah, some crazy stuff happened. And let's be honest, anyone who is a pilot is kinda nuts to begin with and has nads bigger than most.

That will get you in trouble sometimes. And unlike a video game, you don't just start over with a new plane.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:54 PM (KZzsI)

309 ahl's acting career was derailed by a broken neck. He claimed that in 1992 he had endured another motorcycle crash, but eventually confessed to having fallen down a flight of stairs at the home of comedian Rodney Dangerfield's girlfriend and eventual wife, Joan Child. "We were dating casually ... I stayed over at her house one night, fell down these stairs, and she begged me not to say that in the press", Wahl said in 2004.[
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 07:51 PM (+y/Ru)

I get no respect!
-Rodney Dangerfield

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 07:54 PM (A5zUN)

310 295 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.

-
Pro or con?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 07:48 PM (+y/Ru)
--
Con! You will have deformed progeny! It can kill elephants!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 07:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

311 I left my cellphone in a rental car after dropping it off at the Minneapolis MN airport.
20 minutes later, figured it out, ran down to rental car desk.
Obvious younger Somali desk rep with heavy accent at desk. I told him what happened, and he took off in a sprint. Gone for 15 minutes, I figured my phone was gone.
He then sprinted back into view with my phone and gave it back to me.
He would not accept the $100 I tried to give him, and sent me on my way.
Stuck with me.

Posted by: Andrew at May 25, 2020 07:57 PM (0li+z)

312 When I came home from college in 84, I had not planned out or saved or even worked out how the hell I was going to get back home from Michigan to Oregon. I was just riding it out day by day. At the last moment I managed to get a ride to eastern Oregon where my dad picked me up. It was a VW beetle with everything crammed in so much you couldn't see out the back. It was a stick.

I had a learner's permit, and had never driven a stick in my life. The permit was from Oregon. And expired. I knew how to drive, basically, but not any sort of expert. We drove there in 36 hours, averaging like 90 miles an hour down nearly-deserted roads. I stayed awake by listening to music and imagining the band playing on the hood.

Honestly I'm amazed we survived. I think we ate two meals on the way, from fast food joints at truck stops. Crazy college kids.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:58 PM (KZzsI)

313 Everybody, yup re Miami Vice. What a show!

On Wiseguy, I could be wrong, but I believe Glenn Frey played a mafia boss on that show.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:58 PM (L2ZTs)

314

We live in the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

We reached this lofty plane by virtue of being GOVERNED, not ruled by a political system unique in history.


Throughout our continuing saga, we've met with and prevailed over issues that have sunk lesser nations--assassinations, depressions, a civil war, to mention some.
And because we seem to have a knack for having the right person in the right place in a given situation.

So here we are living in one more chapter of the saga that will be counted as one more victory.

You may take that to the bank, we're Americans--because of that act we are denied the option of failure.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2020 07:58 PM (KATBx)

315 Uplifting story: Young guy just came to the door. Mid twenties. Long hair. Scruffy. Beat up Tshirt. He said he was wanting to get on the ballot in November to run for State Assembly and needed signatures. I said what are your top priorities? "Well," he said. "I am running primarily because I'm pro-life. From conception to natural death. I think that's worth fighting for." I said, stop - let me sign. Would not have figured him for a pro-lifer. Appearances can be deceiving.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 07:59 PM (lwiT4)

316 ''310 295 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD. ''

I spent the better part of Sat. Night watching videos of low level training flights in Death Valley and the Mach Loop in Wales. Wow.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:59 PM (gLRfa)

317 On Wiseguy, I could be wrong, but I believe Glenn Frey played a mafia boss on that show.

Maybe? he was a drug dealer on Miami Vice, pretty good episode. I think G Gordon Liddy was on that one, too, as a mercenary commander.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 08:00 PM (KZzsI)

318 This is the soul of America, right here.

Freedom counts for everything.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:00 PM (G3ow5)

319 To absent comrades!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2020 08:00 PM (axyOa)

320 Wow, Wiseguy had a lot of incredible guest stars, including Jerry Lewis.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 08:01 PM (L2ZTs)

321 Well it's 8:00 here in the east. Raising a glass to my Uncle Tom and all of the great men and women who died in service to our country.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 08:01 PM (a4EWo)

322 Con! You will have deformed progeny! It can kill elephants!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 07:55 PM (Dc2NZ)


Take LSD -> have deformed progeny that can kill elephants?

*reaches for tab*

*hesistates*

Like... how many elephants at once, we talkin?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 08:01 PM (t+qrx)

323 317 On Wiseguy, I could be wrong, but I believe Glenn Frey played a mafia boss on that show.

Maybe? he was a drug dealer on Miami Vice, pretty good episode. I think G Gordon Liddy was on that one, too, as a mercenary commander.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Glenn Frye played a drug smuggler (Smuggler's Blues), not a dealer. G Gordon Liddy was in another episode.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 08:02 PM (/90cp)

324 ''Wow, Wiseguy had a lot of incredible guest stars, including Jerry Lewis.''

It was one of those "don't miss'' shows.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:02 PM (gLRfa)

325 Diogenes, honoring the fallen.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:02 PM (G3ow5)

326 Frey not Frye. Oops.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 08:02 PM (/90cp)

327 320 Wow, Wiseguy had a lot of incredible guest stars, including Jerry Lewis.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Ya, he played the serial killer eyeball cannibal with the heart of gold that sold his victims organs to private rich guys in order to fund the no-kill animal shelter. Dusty episode.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 08:03 PM (d6DSt)

328 Christopher R. Taylor @ 308- Kinda nuts. The first time I soloed my instructor (VN USAF helicopter pilot) got out, took his cushion and went to the side of the pad and laid down on the grass. He drew a circle in the air (go around) and off I went. When I came back and landed he was asleep. He woke up and made that circle in the air again. That is when I realized I was alone in the cockpit. Won't thinking too much about my nads at that exact moment.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:03 PM (XhWtx)

329 Did anyone ever see G Gordon Liddy and Hunter S Thompson in the same place at the same time?

Seems like they were proof of the "twin opposites" theory. Both hyper-macho, both notorious, both very smart, both very partisan.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 08:03 PM (L2ZTs)

330 Uplifting as it gets, told my dad went to hospital thinking he had a heart attack but finally all day figuring what caused it determined it is his lungs probably from wood working. A history of being a volunteer fireman his whole life, smokijng until the 1970s lots of strikes against him.
But he should be ok.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 08:04 PM (ZCEU2)

331 My Pimp, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 08:04 PM (L2ZTs)

332 Hear, hear, Ben Had and Diogenes and everyone else who is raising a glass.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 08:05 PM (a4EWo)

333 39 Battleground is in my top 10 war movies
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)

also the BEST Battle of the Bulge movie yet made. It shows how there are two different ways to depict great battles on film; a director can try to give the story of the entire Battle, with Generals and Units and Tactics (Tora, Tora, Tora, for example) OR he can just focus on the intensely personal view of a small group of soldiers as they go through the battle; in this case, a platoon of the 101 Airborne during the Seige of Bastogne. In the case of Battleground, you don't get told all the big strategic moves that are being made, but you're given a VERY good view of what it felt and looked like to the men who were stuck there in the snow, fighting.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 08:06 PM (V2Yro)

334 Good news, Skip!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 08:06 PM (a4EWo)

335 I remember seeing Glenn Frey interviewed by Bob Costas on the latter's short-lived late-night talk show, Later, back in the early 1990s.

Frey seemed very prematurely aged. He came off like a guy in his 60s or 70s, rather than in his 40s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 08:06 PM (L2ZTs)

336 But he should be ok.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 08:04 PM (ZCEU2)
~~~~~

That's good to hear.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:06 PM (sGotD)

337 325 Diogenes, honoring the fallen.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:02 PM (G3ow5)

I was on time, now getting ready to take the flag down in ages more minutes!
What a meditative day here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:07 PM (6wiwL)

338 ''Battleground is in my top 10 war movies ''

The weather is as much a character as the soldiers. You can almost feel the cold when you watch it.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:08 PM (gLRfa)

339 Skip, prayers sent for your family and you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:08 PM (G3ow5)

340 Ask anyone who's been overseas. Not the tourists altho some might have been aware.

This country is THE BEST for so many reasons than all the others combined.

Sure there may be a few spots here and there that are surpassingly wonderful or exceptionally beautiful but overall in every way you will find that we here in the USA have the very best on offer when compared to any others. More than any other country can even hope to become. Or strive to be.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 25, 2020 08:08 PM (wd9fW)

341 335 I remember seeing Glenn Frey interviewed by Bob Costas on the latter's short-lived late-night talk show, Later, back in the early 1990s.

Frey seemed very prematurely aged. He came off like a guy in his 60s or 70s, rather than in his 40s.
Posted by: qdpsteve



He had pretty serious health issues. Plus, the Rock N Roll lifestyle catches up with you. Watched a documentary about The Eagles. It was a bit after Frey died. I knew Henley was an asshole. I was surprised the Frey was worse.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 08:08 PM (/90cp)

342 For anyone interested, One America News is replaying PDT's inauguration. I'm watching just so I can pay closer attention to all the quislings...Obamas, Clintons, etc. Also, I remember PDT gave an awesome speech.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (sGotD)

343 Hmmm, trying to think of an uplfiting tale from my past. Not easy.



How about that time I hitchhiked over the Bay Bridge when I was 8
years old -- and the weirdo who picked me and gave me a ride DIDN'T rape
me! That's class, right there.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (N9G0H)


That reminds me of a story from my family. I'm 3rd generation American, but some of the more distant family members came here in the early 1960s. One of my father's cousins was around 5 or 6 when he came here from italy, and hated it. Didn't like the food, didn't like the fact that in this country he couldn't have wine at his age, didn't know much english, etc. He decides all on his own he's going back to italy, so he packs a bag and starts bumming rides. He was telling people he had to go to the statch (broken english for statue, as in statue of liberty/ellis island), and manages to get himself from the east orange area of jersey all the way to one of the tunnels of NY before a cop managed to catch him. 6 years old and decides he's going back to italy. lol. That story is legend in the family. Of course after growing up here he wouldn't go back if you paid him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (9Om/r)

344
313 Everybody, yup re Miami Vice. What a show!

On Wiseguy, I could be wrong, but I believe Glenn Frey played a mafia boss on that show.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 07:58 PM (L2ZTs)

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The celebrity cameos on Miami Vice were part of the attraction. Frank Zappa as a drug lord, G. Gordon Liddy as "Captain Real Estate" and so on.

I also recall Glen Frey as a record industry guy in an arc on Wise Guy about the same time, also featuring Debbie Harry, Paul Winfield, and an extremely unsympathetic character obviously meant to be Phil Spector.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (t5m5e)

345 Skip at May 25, 2020 08:04

Prayers up!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (6wiwL)

346 ''Frey seemed very prematurely aged. He came off like a guy in his 60s or 70s, rather than in his 40s.''

He had some serious health issues didn't he?

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (gLRfa)

347 More than any other country can even hope to become. Or strive to be.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 25, 2020 08:08 PM (wd9fW)
~~~~~

Yep. Like they say, we hit the lottery just by being born here.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:10 PM (sGotD)

348 Driving over the Donner Pass about 8 years ago. January, heading to Reno (as a base, for winter sports back up in the Sierras).

Heavy snow, I-80 was open but definitely chains and slow going.

Just cresting the pass, past Royal Gorge area, level road - and beautiful, quiet, big snow berms either side - and ... a "pop" like sound, and suddenly "I can fly/slide!!" - a slow graceful clock-wise 360 spin commenced.

Luckily, only got around about 160 degrees, and the car goes back first into the left-side snow berm - "poof" - quietly, clearly a fresh dry berm. Car's a**-backwards into the berm up to just about the driver's door. I got out and admired the scene, and wondered "huh?" - I was going about 25MPH, straight and steady.

Anyway, within 45 seconds headlights approaching turn out to be a pick-up. He stops, takes out his towing rope, and just making a few friendly comments about how this happens all the time, slides under the front and attaches it to the chasis hook. Gets out, backs up/pulls car out. And on his way.

And the next 45 minutes - which are mostly down-hill, on steep narrow 2-lane interstate often just hugging the mountainside .... there was a certain degree of concern in my styel.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (El6T/)

349
Battleground is in my top 10 war movies

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)


That is one of the best war movies ever.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (wf/AT)

350 IrishEi, PDT gave the swamp notice on that day and had them all puckering up. I will forever remember that speech.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (G3ow5)

351 ''I knew Henley was an asshole. I was surprised the Frey was worse.''

I think he was the reason Randy Meisner left the group.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (gLRfa)

352 We just returned home to Texas this past Saturday from a trip to the same White Mountains in NH that CBD mentions in his story. Still a beautiful place, last time I was there was about '77, hiked Mount Washington. Sad that the whole region is in the grip of this silly lockdown, but still a beautiful part of the world full of strong and strong-willed Americans. Had a memorable grinder sammich in Berlin, NH and skipped stones on Lake Umbagog.

2000 miles one way- common language, common currency, common culture. Worth having and fighting for. I'm a Southern boy through and through, but the statue to the Civil War veterans in Bridgeton, ME summed it up: One Flag, One Country, One Destiny.

Remember the real heroes, those who never came home.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at May 25, 2020 08:12 PM (fmmLZ)

353 ''That is one of the best war movies ever. ''

I have to add "They Were Expendable" as my favorite. So many things to love about that film.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:13 PM (gLRfa)

354 Appearances can be deceiving.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 07:59 PM (lwiT4)


Grammie
Stop giving me hope!

/s

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:13 PM (6wiwL)

355 Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (El6T/)


Hate hate hate that drive. Did it. Once.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2020 08:13 PM (EZebt)

356 316 ''310 295 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD. ''

I spent the better part of Sat. Night watching videos of low level training flights in Death Valley and the Mach Loop in Wales. Wow.
Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:59 PM (gLRfa)
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But were they/you on acid?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:14 PM (Dc2NZ)

357 Howdy from the farm-o!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:15 PM (w8TqK)

358 Weasel, have you hugged a pine tree today?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:16 PM (G3ow5)

359 6 years old and decides he's going back to italy. lol. That story is legend in the family.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 08:09 PM (9Om/r)
~~~~~

He's a lot smarter than one of my brothers who used to run away about once a week. He'd only go as far as the candy store on the corner and sit in the phone booth.

When he was closing the shop Mr. Blackman would phone us and say, "Can you send someone for Patrick; he's run away again."

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:16 PM (sGotD)

360 And once with a good friend and our respective girl friends, managed to get stuck on the shoulder of a side road off the main Montreal-Quebec City highway. January, day-time, obviously snowy.

Literally, and no exaggeration, before my buddy and I had even chatted a bit and decided what to try, a car pulls up behind us, French-speaking guy get out, and is attaching a rope, and getting back in his SUV to pull us out.

Whole thing took 2 minutes.

So, Canada also a great country for stuff like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 08:16 PM (El6T/)

361
Very quiet day here at Schloss Hadrian. Her Majesty and I basically goofed off all day, reading, relaxing and napping.

The Official AoSHQ Classical Music Playlist of White Supremacy and Selfish Masklessness (TM) hit 2800 tracks, totalling 604 hours of music by 924 different compared. A pointless OCD activity, but intellectually uplifting all the same.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 08:16 PM (mht8P)

362 G Gordon Liddy was in another episode.

I met GGL at a lecture once. Shook his hand and asked if he knew what he was going to go through, would he do the whole dirty tricks op over again.

"Absolutely."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:18 PM (2JVJo)

363 USA have the very best on offer when compared to any others. More than any other country can even hope to become. Or strive to be.


We think so. I think so. But emigrants make very cold decisions. I'd meet people who immigrated to Germany and ask them why and they'd say we considered Canada, we considered the US, but we thought we had the best prospects here.

It's a market. We're not the only supplier.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 25, 2020 08:18 PM (gd9RK)

364 Weasel @ 357, today is my Friday! I hope to get to the range with Mrs. E to shoot the G44 with suppressor (she don't even know we have one) between working on the the deck and eating corn beef and cabbage. Done had a couple Krakens and watching Best Years Of Our Lives. Those WW II guys were the best.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:19 PM (XhWtx)

365 358 Weasel, have you hugged a pine tree today?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:16 PM (G3ow5)
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Of course! Thought about you while I was on the tractor mowing the road.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:20 PM (w8TqK)

366 IrishEi, PDT gave the swamp notice on that day and had them all puckering up. I will forever remember that speech.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:11 PM (G3ow5)
~~~~~

Yep! I remember them describing it as "dark." LOL We all know what to look for now, so this should be fun.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:20 PM (sGotD)

367 Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:19 PM (XhWtx)
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Sounds like a good day, amigo!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:21 PM (w8TqK)

368 Yogi Berra landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 25, 2020 08:21 PM (pjQjB)

369 recently read an article about Johnson's SecDef McNamara and his
Project 100000. He wanted to draft and utilize as soldiers people who
were clearly not up to Army standards. Like low IQ's and no education.


Once you realize that McNamara was a psychopath who wanted to see how many people he could kill, and get away with it, all of the insane decisions of the Vietnam war suddenly snap into focus and make sense.

Posted by: An Observation at May 25, 2020 08:21 PM (n7Z3n)

370 Wow, just looked it up. Liddy is still around. 89 years old.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 08:22 PM (L2ZTs)

371

Saw G. Gordon Liddy jogging in Miami in the early 90's.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 08:22 PM (d6DSt)

372 "A number of new pilots died before ever reaching combat. They would disappear into the rural jungle around Pensacola and teams would go out looking for the wrecks."

One of my father's friends, who I got to know also, joined the Army Air Force early in 1942. He said in those early days, the US was desperate for new pilots, and they taking anyone who was fit and bold enough to sign up. He also aid training was pretty minimal - about 20 hours of instruction, a couple flights with an instructor, and then you got stuck into a plane by yourself and you either figured it out or you didn't Now I think he may have exaggerated a little bit, but he claimed they lost about half of their recruits in their first few weeks. But he said those that made it through 40 hours of flying solo ended up being pretty good pilots, and were sent on to active units.
he also said that when new model of plane came out, an upgrade, a couple would be flown out to the frontline units and the hotshots would jump in one and take it up with the attitude "Well lets see if I can figure this one out."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 08:23 PM (V2Yro)

373 356 316 ''310 295 I was looking for instruction videos on YT and somehow landed on an old Navy training vid on LSD.

Lots of winches to tear down on those landing ship docks

Posted by: Jean at May 25, 2020 08:23 PM (UAUsU)

374 And the squad in Battleground is from one of the glider regiments in the 101st not the paratrooper regiments. Both the st and 82nd had glider regiments and paratroopers. Gliders could bring in a little more support and keep its squads together. Also though when something went wrong could lose the whole suad in a second.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 08:23 PM (ZCEU2)

375 Tough guy actors in military. Check out Charles Bronson.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 25, 2020 08:24 PM (u5LFV)

376 I got my car stuck in the sand on a beach in Florida once. Can't remember which one (between St. Pete and Clearwater somewhere). It was used as a parking and I had parked there before. The sand was usually hard but not where I parked apparently. My car sinks in the sand. 4 guys saw my predicament, came over and pushed me out. They were from Buffalo so had experience with pushing out cars from similar position.

'Murica!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 08:25 PM (/90cp)

377 Con! You will have deformed progeny! It can kill elephants!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 07:55 PM


So, hung like an elephant?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2020 08:25 PM (DMUuz)

378 Tom Servo, hence was born "flying by the seat of your pants"

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:25 PM (G3ow5)

379 ''I spent the better part of Sat. Night watching videos of low level training flights in Death Valley and the Mach Loop in Wales. Wow.
Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 07:59 PM (gLRfa)
--
But were they/you on acid?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:14 PM (Dc2NZ)''

They were interesting because there seems to be one spot at each site where all the photographers and video people stand to watch the flights. I guess the training days are announced in advance and they just all show up cameras in hand. Those jets and planes get pretty close to their perches too.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 08:26 PM (gLRfa)

380 Alarm says I got 7 hrs 35 minutes until I have to get up.
Sweet dreams everyone.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 08:27 PM (ZCEU2)

381 My car sinks in the sand. 4 guys saw my predicament, came over and pushed me out. They were from Buffalo so had experience with pushing out cars from similar position.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Ya, but all their car trunks were full of bodies. Was yours? No? That's why ya got stuck, no traction.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 08:27 PM (d6DSt)

382 381 My car sinks in the sand. 4 guys saw my predicament, came over and pushed me out. They were from Buffalo so had experience with pushing out cars from similar position.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Ya, but all their car trunks were full of bodies. Was yours? No? That's why ya got stuck, no traction.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer



Hmm, hadn't thought of that. They did have the "last name ends in a vowel" look about them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2020 08:28 PM (/90cp)

383 Am I alone in my negative connotations of the word "hostel"? (not from a horror movie, just in general) Every time I see the word, I envision a place where any travelling commie who wandered into town would flop for the evening, and then probably have sex with the nearest warm hole.

Posted by: irright at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (RVcmP)

384 Weasel, how is the puppy search progressing?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (G3ow5)

385 I am a Vietnam ERA vet. Closest I got to that place was 8K miles. The people who did their time there did the hard work while I skated through my tour working nightcheck on a flight deck. Shoulders of giants and all that. I am humbled and thankful.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (XhWtx)

386 384 Weasel, how is the puppy search progressing?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (G3ow5)
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Good! We're "pre-approved" now by the rescue and just need to pick out a pup.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:31 PM (w8TqK)

387 372 The Army, during Vietnam, had the Warrant Officer Flight Candidate Program. They would take a kid, sometimes fresh out of high school, and teach him to fly a UH1E. I was interested in it, had a good grade average, was in good shape, and while waiting in a basement hallway of the post office where the recruiting stations were, let the Marine recruiter invite me into his office. Joined the Corps, still went to Vietnam, but it may have saved my life. Huey pilots were getting shot down on a regular basis.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2020 08:31 PM (C1Lsn)

388 Eromero, if I ever had to be in a foxhole I pray your in there with me.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:32 PM (G3ow5)

389 averaging like 90 miles an hour

In a VW Bug. Yeah, for sure.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 08:33 PM (Nu8UW)

390
Good! We're "pre-approved" now by the rescue and just need to pick out a pup.
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:31 PM (w8TqK)


So is this WeaselDog the Second? The Lesser? WeaselDog Minor?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 08:33 PM (mht8P)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 08:34 PM (WyVLE)

392 Good! We're "pre-approved" now by the rescue and just need to pick out a pup.
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:31 PM (w8TqK)


What kind of pup?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:34 PM (2JVJo)

393 I think of hostel as being maybe one or two points above a flophouse.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 08:34 PM (V2Yro)

394 Diogenes
Salud! To the fallen and those who gave the last full measure.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 25, 2020 08:35 PM (d9Irc)

395 Hadrian, minion has a nice ring to it. WD will get the pecking order sorted out quickly.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:35 PM (G3ow5)

396 Eromero, if I ever had to be in a foxhole I pray your in there with me.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:32 PM


No need to fight each other over who get's the Ham & MFers. I'll gladly trade you mine in the interests of comity.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2020 08:36 PM (DMUuz)

397 Am I alone in my negative connotations of the word "hostel"? (not from a horror movie, just in general) Every time I see the word, I envision a place where any travelling commie who wandered into town would flop for the evening, and then probably have sex with the nearest warm hole.
Posted by: irright at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (RVcmP)


I don't like the idea of a hostel or a bed-and-breakfast or anything like that simply because I don't like other people. I'd rather travel alone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (2JVJo)

398 We're looking for a little pal for WeaselDog. No particular type, a mutt is fine. Something medium sized and friendly with kitties.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (w8TqK)

399 Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:29 PM (XhWtx)

BrotherH and I are both Viet Nam Era vets, never figured out how, or why, the fates decided that for us, but we both remain in awe of the many that were there and served with honor!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (6wiwL)

400 No particular type, a mutt is fine. Something medium sized and friendly with kitties.
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*waves hand*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

401 Many years ago I was in Nicaragua and stayed in a hoste for a few daysl. It was actually a really very nice hotel, but there were bullet holes on the outside walls.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:39 PM (w8TqK)

402 The driver spoke to the manager and made it clear that he either fed us
or it was the last time his company would bring a tour group to the
restaurant.

This was all the driver's actions. The tour leaders were completely
at a loss over planning the time for the hike, making sure we had water,
or what to do about food with the restaurant telling us we were too
late.


One of the secrets of making the world sort of work is that SOMEONE has to be the person that breaks the logjam and makes things work. The guy who digs in his pocket for $35 bucks for the unplanned fee, the lady who goes and talks to the manager, the person who steps up and says, "howabout we go out the side door and look at this smoke from outside", they guy who says, "you and you, get the ends of this table and put it over there"

Someone makes the difference. As a group we all mill around and wait for a leader. Individuals are leaders.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 08:39 PM (WyVLE)

403 398 Hell , Weasel, if I didn't like it here, I'd be your dog's pal.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2020 08:39 PM (C1Lsn)

404 Wow. Watching PDT's inauguration speech agaian.

This is YOUR country

January20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people got their country back.

The forgotten will be forgotten no more

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:39 PM (sGotD)

405 Ya, but all their car trunks were full of bodies. Was yours? No? That's why ya got stuck, no traction.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 08:27 PM (d6DSt)


If you're putting bodies in the trunk, rear wheel drive is the only way to go.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2020 08:40 PM (kVr0X)

406 Ace of Spades - Ben Had, the kitten who crashed the TxMoMe just strolled by, and went MMrrrmrrmrrrrr purrpurrpurrPURRPURR, which translated means "Hello to all my friends, I hope you had a good day!"

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2020 08:40 PM (DMUuz)

407 400 No particular type, a mutt is fine. Something medium sized and friendly with kitties.
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*waves hand*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)
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So you're nice with kitties?

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:40 PM (w8TqK)

408 Duncanthrax, we're going to need a bigger foxhole.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:41 PM (G3ow5)

409 GOD, I love you people. You are touched in such a divine way with love and compassion. I must confess that you are the apex of humanity, the most advanced and wise persons in the universe, most skilled morons to navigate this swamp we are in. Watch out, gator dead ahead.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:41 PM (XhWtx)

410 I think of hostel as being maybe one or two points above a flophouse.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 08:34 PM (V2Yr)
~~~~~

That's been my experience. I stayed in one in Amsterdam and got eaten alive by bed bugs.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (sGotD)

411 393 I think of hostel as being maybe one or two points above a flophouse.
Posted by: Tom Servo a

I stayed at a convent that was partially converted to a hostel when I was a student in France. It was lovely. Excellent food, quiet, no sex or murder to be found. The nuns were funny and happy to help us practice French, too.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (mFoNl)

412 Ben Had
You do have a backhoe, yes?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (6wiwL)

413 Hah, ya 'all wanna go shooting with Weasel but I'll bet He would let ME drive his tractor!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (G3ow5)

414 403 398 Hell , Weasel, if I didn't like it here, I'd be your dog's pal.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2020 08:39 PM (C1Lsn)
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WD is a little nut. She's not big on strangers, but once she knows you she's your best friend.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (w8TqK)

415 GOD, I love you people. You are touched in such a divine way with love and compassion. I must confess that you are the apex of humanity, the most advanced and wise persons in the universe, most skilled morons to navigate this swamp we are in. Watch out, gator dead ahead.
Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:41 PM (XhWtx)


Whatever you're drinking, send it this way.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:43 PM (2JVJo)

416 Hahahaha

Just noticed Hillary twitching.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:43 PM (sGotD)

417 I guess I've mostly encountered the word while reading about some leftist backpacking through Europe. I didn't even know such things existed in the US until relatively recently. (last twenty years)

Posted by: irright at May 25, 2020 08:44 PM (RVcmP)

418 Loved Wiseguy.

Posted by: klaftern at May 25, 2020 08:44 PM (RuIsu)

419 Hrothgar, I don't, but I do have barrowing rites on one.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:44 PM (G3ow5)

420 413 Hah, ya 'all wanna go shooting with Weasel but I'll bet He would let ME drive his tractor!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (G3ow5)
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My tractor is your tractor.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:45 PM (w8TqK)

421 Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:41 PM (XhWtx)

Whatever you're drinking, send it this way.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:43 PM (2JVJo)

We should be looking into this Kraken libation!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:45 PM (6wiwL)

422 409 Eromero, you know you are dealing with people who make Buddy Hackett routines sound like Billy Graham.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2020 08:45 PM (C1Lsn)

423 I never understood how the British and Americans got men to fight in the trenches of WW1. Going across no mans land and loosing thousands.
Or Pickets charge at Gettysburg.....
Posted by: Colin
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“A large Japanese fleet has been contacted. They are fifteen miles away and headed in our direction. They are believed to have four battleships, eight cruisers, and a number of destroyers. “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” - Lt. Cmdr. Robert Copeland, the captain of the Samuel B. Roberts

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:46 PM (hnA3K)

424 407 400 No particular type, a mutt is fine. Something medium sized and friendly with kitties.
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*waves hand*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)
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So you're nice with kitties?
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:40 PM (w8TqK)
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They love me!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

425 MP4, It's Kraken. That's K-R-A-K-E-N. A dark spice rum. I had Myers, Captain Morgan, Bacardi, and all the others. Kraken is like the Bluebell of rums. Like pie after supper. Like....well...hell....tasty.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:47 PM (XhWtx)

426 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:46 PM (Dc2NZ
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Well then you're adopted!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:47 PM (w8TqK)

427 Well then you're adopted!
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I'm really just in it for the Bushmaster rides.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

428 I've got to pull the Z Man off my regular blog reading. He's just too damn depressing. And when I say that, you know it's got to be bad.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (2JVJo)

429 Hah, ya 'all wanna go shooting with Weasel but I'll bet He would let ME drive his tractor!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM (G3ow5)
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My tractor is your tractor.
Posted by: Weasel
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*reflects*

I have a history, for better or worse. While operating a Cat D-7, drinking beer, and shooting at the empties with an AR.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (hnA3K)

430 I wonder how many people have had their very sanity preserved because they found this site in time? I'm betting the number is NOT small!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (6wiwL)

431 I've had some great stays in bed and breakfasts, but you've got to know what you're looking for. I love staying in older places, and that's let to a few interesting stays where, due to it being off-season times or whatever, my wife and I have ended up being the only persons in some large 19th century homes for a night. One time we got an entire Nutt House hotel in Granbury to ourselves. Owners just asked us to keep an eye on things and gave us the keys.

Most interesting was at the Excelsior Hotel in Jefferson, Texas (built 1851) We got the entire old wing to ourselves, magnificent 19th century furnishings, and when the clerk left for the night she locked all the doors to both floors. We were a bit surprised when we heard someone in heavy boots walking down the 2nd story hallway at about 3 am, stopping at each door. Came to our door, then turned around and headed back til the sound faded away.

Asked the clerk if she'd come back to check things that late, she said "nobody went there, I got the only keys." I told what we heard, and she just looked at us kind of funny and said "well you're not the first."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

432 I'm really just in it for the Bushmaster rides.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:48 PM (Dc2NZ)


Talk about your low-hanging fruit. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (2JVJo)

433

Eromero, in retrospect, 8k is near enough to Vietnam, trust me.
Sucks for a vacay spot, food shits the bed, and room service doesn't get it.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2020 08:50 PM (KATBx)

434

I have a history, for better or worse. While operating a Cat D-7, drinking beer, and shooting at the empties with an AR.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (hnA3K)
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Nice!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:50 PM (w8TqK)

435 Eromero, I've never cared for rum. I prefer whisky. Or, really, champagne, as cold as it can be.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:50 PM (2JVJo)

436 Mike Hammer, damn, you have a D7? You are blessed indeed.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:51 PM (XhWtx)

437 Hrothgar, spoken like someone that has been to more than one MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:51 PM (G3ow5)

438 I have a history, for better or worse. While operating a Cat D-7, drinking beer, and shooting at the empties with an AR.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:49 PM (hnA3K)
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Nice!
Posted by: Weasel
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It don't get no better, as such experiences go.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:51 PM (cGzEU)

439
I'm really just in it for the Bushmaster rides.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:48 PM (Dc2NZ)
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I'm sure we could figure something out!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:53 PM (w8TqK)

440 Eromero, we have a D7 in the family, too.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:53 PM (G3ow5)

441 Mike Hammer, damn, you have a D7? You are blessed indeed.
Posted by: Eromero
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Much better, a friend with a Cat D7.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:54 PM (cGzEU)

442 I'm watching a rundown on Launch Day for the Dragon and getting misty thinking of rickl.

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

Well, he'll have a better vantage point now.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 08:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

443

If Dragon reports a pair of butt-cheeks pressed against the window we'll know who it is...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 08:56 PM (d6DSt)

444 How about that time I hitchhiked over the Bay Bridge when I was 8 years old -- and the weirdo who picked me and gave me a ride DIDN'T rape me! That's class, right there.
Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2020 06:29 PM (N9G0H)

Not Emmet Sullivan's son, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 08:56 PM (bboUZ)

445 MP4, I just love an icy cold glass of Champagne, very intoxicating.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 08:56 PM (a4EWo)

446 OK. Just about bedtime. I was able to get my chores all done today, so I can spend tomorrow shooting and editing video for the Gun Thread. Model of 1917 and the M1 Carbine this time.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 08:56 PM (w8TqK)

447 I think of hostel as being maybe one or two points above a flophouse.

Big city hostels were horrible. London, Naples, Köln, Amsterdam. Ones in the Scottish, German, and Italian countrysides were amazing. I don't really want to try them again, but you can save a lot of money.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 08:57 PM (XHrkn)

448 Mike Hammer, come to Corsicana in October and I'll tell you the story about the rattlesnake that came up on the D7 with me.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (XhWtx)

449 Dp not miss this:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycf5tt7v

It is the nicest thing I have ever seen on Twitter.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (sGotD)

450 Model of 1917 and the M1 Carbine this time.
Posted by: Weasel
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As I mentioned yesterday, I've acquired a desire for an M2 carbine. Picky, picky, picky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (830x5)

451 I'm going to volunteer to work for Parker for free so I can operate a D10.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (Nu8UW)

452 Hah, ya 'all wanna go shooting with Weasel but I'll bet He would let ME drive his tractor!
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:42 PM


You know he only allows 2 mph or less, correct?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (DMUuz)

453 Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 08:51 PM (G3ow5)

Da truth is da truth!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 08:59 PM (6wiwL)

454 One time we got an entire Nutt House hotel in Granbury to ourselves. Owners just asked us to keep an eye on things and gave us the keys.


Tom Servo, our family farm was in Granbury and while we were building a house, we stayed a few nights there. Lovely hotel. The bakery on the corner of town square had the best tea cakes and buttermilk pie I have ever eaten.

Thanks for reminding me of some happy memories!

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2020 08:59 PM (mFoNl)

455 MP4, I just love an icy cold glass of Champagne, very intoxicating.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 08:56 PM (a4EWo)


An icy Veuve Cliqout, a dish of Beluga caviar and a lovely woman I can do my John Wilkes act with, and all is heaven.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 09:01 PM (2JVJo)

456 Do not miss this:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycf5tt7v
It is the nicest thing I have ever seen on Twitter.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (sGotD)


Perfect for an uplifting thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:01 PM (6wiwL)

457

As I mentioned yesterday, I've acquired a desire for an M2 carbine. Picky, picky, picky.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (830x5)
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That would be a lot of fun! They're great little rifles.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 09:02 PM (w8TqK)

458 Heartwarming M2 vid. Hang in to at least 50 sec, for slow-mo close-up of the action.

https://tinyurl.com/yc724bcg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 09:03 PM (bk3Sg)

459 The Everly Brothers had a weird look, especially early on. Like a cross between Eddie Munster and Eddie Haskell.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 09:04 PM (A5zUN)

460 Dp not miss this:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycf5tt7v

It is the nicest thing I have ever seen on Twitter.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (sGotD)


Thanks for posting that.

Does anyone know what the story behind this one might be? I don't recognize the symbol.

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlrcux

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (t+qrx)

461 Duncanthrax, Nah, he trusts me.

Give that darling Ace a super ear scratch for me, please.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (G3ow5)

462 MP4 @ 455- I swear by all that is holy when you said that, I thought of John Wilkes Booth and 'Sic Semper Tyrannis!'. Just couldn't make the connection.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (XhWtx)

463 IrishEi, I read that whole thread earlier today and wept, it touched me deeply.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (a4EWo)

464 Much better, a friend with a Cat D7

My neighbor is friends with a construction mogul here in the Bluegrass. I had my gravel driveway re-graveled a couple years ago.

Cat D7 parked in the driveway. Awesome. Took all of 4 hours to re-do the one fifth mile... all the way down to the sub-strata and fresh blue chip laid down. About $800.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Not Masked and Hearding Cats at May 25, 2020 09:06 PM (3H9h1)

465 449---....It is the nicest thing I have ever seen on Twitter.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (sGotD)
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Speaking of kind acts, .....wow.
What a beautiful thing to do today.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2020 09:06 PM (M/9m0)

466 MP4 @ 455- I swear by all that is holy when you said that, I thought of John Wilkes Booth and 'Sic Semper Tyrannis!'. Just couldn't make the connection.
Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (XhWtx)


Wilkes, as you know, was not only a Brit MP, he was also famously ugly and his friends wondered how such a man was able to bed so many beautiful women.

His answer was, "I can talk past my face in half an hour."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 09:07 PM (2JVJo)

467 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 09:03 PM (bk3Sg)
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That's pretty cool! My GoPro will run at 240 frames per second and I've been trying to figure out what to do in slo-motion.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 09:08 PM (w8TqK)

468 402 The lady who talks to the manager . . .

These days, her name would be Karen.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 25, 2020 09:09 PM (pjQjB)

469 17 I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING HOSTILE!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (NWiLs)


You asked for it.....

https://youtu.be/E929gqIcwwI


First thing in my mind was Pantera... But you have to say it Pantuuuura

Posted by: KarlHungus at May 25, 2020 09:09 PM (OpkeL)

470 OK. Goodnight all. Have yourselves a great tomorrow.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2020 09:10 PM (w8TqK)

471 Mike Hammer @ 458- Damnit. I could more like afford a D7 (cable blade) that a M2 Carbine.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:10 PM (XhWtx)

472 Good night, weasel.

I think I am going to sleep, too; I want to be up early to write.

Hope you all have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 09:11 PM (2JVJo)

473 IrishEi, I read that whole thread earlier today and wept, it touched me deeply.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (a4EWo)
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It really was a wonderful thing to do, wasn't it? I believe she is Ben Domenech's sister, but her Twitter bio doesn't really explain why she had access.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 09:12 PM (sGotD)

474 Mike Hammer @ 458- Damnit. I could more like afford a D7 (cable blade) that a M2 Carbine.
Posted by: Eromero
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Weld a bayonet lug to the blade, and you're in business.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 09:12 PM (WD9ZA)

475 It is pretty easy to convert an M1 into an M2. The Forgotten Weapons guy on youtube has a video about the differences between the two.

Don't get caught doing it though.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 25, 2020 09:13 PM (3DZIZ)

476 Mr. WDS's uncle was a pilot for the RAF........flew several successful missions but unfortunately was shot down over Germany. We actually received correspondence last year from a family in England that he had saved their dad's life and they named their son after him. Only reason we will go to Germany where he is buried. There is a bay in north SK named in his honor. And we have actual written correspondence between the mothers

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 25, 2020 09:14 PM (/UQ/R)

477 The guy that moves pianos for a living @ 475- Ssssshhhhh.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:14 PM (XhWtx)

478 WDS, that's gold. You oughta get the full account recorded and send it to a cob for posting.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 09:16 PM (El6T/)

479 After the show was over, someone on the production staff must have bought it, because you could see it around the streets of Burbank from time to time.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 25, 2020 06:57 PM (4o2K3)

Gran Torino, Monte Carlo, Cordoba. All 3's dressed up as 9's. The survival rate on that class of car is very low. They were destined for beater-hood the day they rolled off the line.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2020 09:17 PM (D9taZ)

480 Does anyone know what the story behind this one might be? I don't recognize the symbol.
https://tinyurl.com/y6wlrcux
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM (t+qrx)
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I'm not sure what you're looking for; the link just goes to the top if her Twitter thread.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 09:17 PM (sGotD)

481 Many years ago I was in Nicaragua and stayed in a hoste for a few daysl. It was actually a really very nice hotel, but there were bullet holes on the outside walls.
Posted by: Weasel



Before or after you got there?

Posted by: Miklos, intrigued at May 25, 2020 09:18 PM (QzkSJ)

482 Uplifting, I am not sure, but it made me fell that maybe all is not lost. Today, I loaded my bike up on the sedan for a ride on the loop trail in Tucson. I got to the parking lot, realized that the front tire was low, and aired up the bike. I then packed up the stuff I need on the ride and took off. About an hour later, I returned to find that in the confusion, I neglected to roll up the drivers window. In the trunk, accessible by the trunk release in the cabin, the contents of the trunk were just waiting for a sneak thief. In the trunk was my bag with two handguns, a cell phone, wallet, cash, and tools. Nothing was disturbed, nothing taken. Made me think that maybe everybody is NOT a low life. I also helped a young lady who wiped out on her skateboard right in front of me, so maybe karma is real.... I feel stupid, but thankful for the resolution..... Jasonj

Posted by: jasonj at May 25, 2020 09:19 PM (qSQLQ)

483 I'm not sure what you're looking for; the link just goes to the top if her Twitter thread.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 09:17 PM (sGotD)


Linking to any one of her sub-replies shows the original at the top; the first one below it is the one I mean. It's a single large stone with seven names.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:22 PM (t+qrx)

484 >So is this WeaselDog the Second? The Lesser? WeaselDog Minor?


well you'll have your Main Weaseldog and your emergency or 'backup' Weaseldog

Posted by: Rudy Polanski at May 25, 2020 09:24 PM (iTXRQ)

485 Auxillary standby backup secondary Weaseldog.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:27 PM (XhWtx)

486 WeaselDogception

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2020 09:28 PM (A5zUN)

487 I've got 15 150lb feral pigs standing in my pasture. It's too late to have to gut anything.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:28 PM (G3ow5)

488 Karen in Beijing (uplifting).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-rvMA8jK50

Posted by: Name Withheld at May 25, 2020 09:30 PM (AHq56)

489 Here's all I could find, hogmartin. Apparently all seven were killed by the same IED.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y73aclhq

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 09:31 PM (sGotD)

490 Ben Had. You don't have to gut them. Dig a hole and bury them. They are a nuisance.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 09:31 PM (Nu8UW)

491 Ben Had, you have an embarrassment of the porcine nature. The allah has blessed you. Put the tractor lights on and get out the guthook.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:32 PM (XhWtx)

492 Ben Had. You don't have to gut them. Dig a hole and bury them. They are a nuisance.
Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 09:31 PM (Nu8UW)


Choot em and leave em. Wildlife will feast and remove the carcasses.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 09:32 PM (Zz0t1)

493 Ronster, That's still in the clean and eat range. They will be back and I will plan better.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:33 PM (G3ow5)

494 Things have been pretty bad for me at work cause of the covid. My guts are turning all the time and it is wearing me out. Good news thread is nice e to see.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 25, 2020 09:36 PM (9dzlp)

495 But let us not forget how wonderful it really is!

And let us not dishonor those of ours who have stood the last post. Let us educate and indoctrinate our fellow Americans on what it TRULY means to be an American. What it means to be a voter. What it requires, and what it means TO BE FREE.

Do NOT give up. Do NOT despair.

DO spread a proper understanding of what FREEDOM means and what it requires. Educate, indoctrinate, demonstrate.

Fight the good fight here at home, in the hearts and minds of your fellow Americans. Fight and WIN.

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:36 PM (d6gL5)

496 They will be back and I will plan better.

I understand. Free bacon is good.

Posted by: Ronster at May 25, 2020 09:38 PM (Nu8UW)

497 Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:36 PM (d6gL5)

Boy howdy, I wish you had chosen a different nic!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:39 PM (6wiwL)

498 Have we run out of uplift? Do we need to access the strategic uplift reserves?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:40 PM (NWiLs)

499 Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 08:58 PM (XhWtx)

Wow, you own a D7?

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2020 09:41 PM (9UmRs)

500 Insom, we're still runnin on your sunshine.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:41 PM (G3ow5)

501 500 Insom, we're still runnin on your sunshine.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:41 PM (G3ow5)

Now those are words nobody ever expected to see in print!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

502 Does anyone know what the story behind this one might be? I don't recognize the symbol.

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlrcux

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:05 PM



The mark above the name of Isaac B. Jackson is the "cross, crown, and orb" logo of the United Church of Christ...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 09:43 PM (7WaWV)

503 Linking to any one of her sub-replies shows the original at the top; the first one below it is the one I mean. It's a single large stone with seven names.

Posted by: hogmartin


The second symbol on the headstone? "United Church of Christ". #31 on the VA's list.

https://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/emblems.asp

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 09:43 PM (P1f+c)

504 Watched Beijing "Karen".
That's some serious air pollution in the filler shot.

Posted by: Sal at May 25, 2020 09:43 PM (bo8pf)

505 33...
I think that's a good story.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Thumb's up.

Posted by: Flyover at May 25, 2020 09:43 PM (Rbu5d)

506 Insom. I've got to get with you about your travel arrangements.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:44 PM (G3ow5)

507 Now those are words nobody ever expected to see in print!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:42 PM (NWiLs)


I would never have put Insom and sunshine together in the same sentence, let alone the same paragraph, but when Ben Had does it, it all makes sense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:44 PM (6wiwL)

508 A second hand story from WWII.

My father's best friend in HS was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He had finished pilot training, and was supposed to be commissioned as an officer. He flew his plane (A P-39 Aircobra) under a bridge, and was going to be courtmartialed for insubordination. Instead, they just never commissioned him, and he flew close air support in the war in his P-39, and later P-63.

My Dad met up with him after the war (in Japan) and he at one time had a picture of him sitting in the cockpit of his P-63. Must be around here somewhere.

They were best- man at each others wedding.

When my Dad was dying of cancer in 1977, his friend rode over every few days on his Harley (about 3 hours each way), just to look in on him. He'd drop by the house to see my Mom too.
A really great guy, who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Really opinionated on everything (a real right wing nut....like many of us), but the friendliest man you would ever want to meet.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at May 25, 2020 09:44 PM (ZCiJZ)

509 clutch @ 499- No, I don't own a D7 but if I win the lottery I will buy a used D5 (pretty close in hp to a D6) and a place to terrorize mother gaia. Oh yeah, earthrape is definitely on the menu.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:45 PM (XhWtx)

510 502/503

There's not another blog in tis universe where this answer would appear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:45 PM (6wiwL)

511 Does anyone know what the story behind this one might be? I don't recognize the symbol.
https://tinyurl.com/y6wlrcux
Posted by: hogmartin


The funny symbol looks like it's for United Church of Christ (USVA emblem 31). All seven were KIA on the same day. Looks like there are two others like that back and to the left.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 09:45 PM (n/x6m)

512 506 Insom. I've got to get with you about your travel arrangements.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:44 PM (G3ow5)

Yes, we do need to discuss that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

513 #98 on the list is a Muslim symbol "not shown because of copyrights".

I've always blamed perpetual copyright on Walt Disney. I didn't realize it went all the way back to Mohammed.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 09:47 PM (P1f+c)

514 I'd rather travel alone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2020 08:37 PM (2JVJo)


So, it's tents and ditches for you?

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:48 PM (d6gL5)

515 Conor Lamb
Today we honor all of the brave men and women who selflessly served our country, for without them there would be no freedom or democracy.

Johnny (Joey) Jones
Hey bud, I appreciate the nod but I ain't dead yet and when I do die it won't be on the battlefield. Get it right, the men and women who've fallen in service get their own day and we think they deserve it.
************
Conor Lamb boys & Girls

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 09:48 PM (H22GW)

516 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at May 25, 2020 09:44 PM (ZCiJZ)


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 09:48 PM (dLLD6)

517 Boy howdy, I wish you had chosen a different nic!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:39 PM (6wiwL)


Gripe at my parents. It's their fault. (And my paternal grandpa.)

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:49 PM (d6gL5)

518 The mohamet is the sign of the crescent moon, the moon god. Like the S.C. flag but without the palmetto. And the tiger paw.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:50 PM (XhWtx)

519 517 Boy howdy, I wish you had chosen a different nic!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:39 PM (6wiwL)


Gripe at my parents. It's their fault. (And my paternal grandpa.)

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:49 PM (d6gL5)

Geoffrey Willingham Bradford? Is that really you?!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:50 PM (NWiLs)

520 The second symbol on the headstone? "United Church of Christ". #31 on the VA's list.

https://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/emblems.asp
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 09:43 PM (P1f+c)

The funny symbol looks like it's for United Church of Christ (USVA emblem 31). All seven were KIA on the same day. Looks like there are two others like that back and to the left.
Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2020 09:45 PM (n/x6m)


Thank you, that's it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:50 PM (t+qrx)

521 Gripe at my parents. It's their fault. (And my paternal grandpa.)
Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:49 PM (d6gL5)


Ah, 'tis a family name, say no more, we're more than good now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 09:50 PM (6wiwL)

522 Hitler's Alligator wasn't vegetarian.

Posted by: davidt at May 25, 2020 09:51 PM (l3+k2)

523 and Zettai got it too. I don't recall having seen that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:51 PM (t+qrx)

524 Geoffrey Willingham Bradford? Is that really you?!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 09:50 PM (NWiLs)


If only! I'd have gotten beaten up more in school, but I'd have fewer names like mine in the global address list.

Posted by: GWB at May 25, 2020 09:52 PM (d6gL5)

525 Conor Lamb is such a total waste of space. Rrrrr.

Any hope he can lose to Parnell? That I would love to see!

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 25, 2020 09:52 PM (j9HX3)

526 Oh yeah, earthrape is definitely on the menu.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:45 PM (XhWtx)

We built an addition a long time ago. The basement was supposed to be dug in a day or two, but the guy hit rock...and more rock...and even more rock. So he said, "Hey, I don't have the equipment, but I know a guy." So I wrote a big check and this old dude shows up with one of these:

https://tinyurl.com/ybh9p98h

and a rock hammer about the size of my car, and proceeds to perform ballet with the damned thing. He finished in about six hours, and it was amazing.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 09:54 PM (dLLD6)

527 I don't recall having seen that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 09:51 PM



I do love a good puzzler! I spent 10 -- 15 minutes searching for the answer, and mikeski almost beat me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 09:54 PM (7WaWV)

528 90...
Just ask St Lawrence.

Posted by: Aetius451AD

"I'm done on this side, you can turn me over."

Oh, St Lawrence, pray to God for us.

Posted by: Flyover at May 25, 2020 09:54 PM (Rbu5d)

529 Hoo boy. Alan West is back home from the hospital after his motorcycle accident. He posted a video. He is one hurtin' buckaroo:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybxshp96

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 09:55 PM (sGotD)

530 I don't recall having seen that one.
Posted by: hogmartin


I didn't know the symbol off the top of my head.

I did know there was a list of approved religious symbols for gov't headstones, and that it had to be online somehwere.

I'm retroactively naming this the "Boaty McBoatFace rule".

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2020 09:55 PM (P1f+c)

531 IrishEi, I so want West to be the head of the R party here in TX.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:57 PM (G3ow5)

532 Ooohhhhh, CBD. That trackhoe is like a picture of Marilyn Monroe to a WW II Seabee. Hothothotstuff.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 09:57 PM (XhWtx)

533 I was goofing around on the dirt roads to the southwest of Fargo/West Fargo one summer weekday night on my KLR650 (dual-sport motorcycle) when some crud got into the carburetor, the engine stalled and I needed better tools to resolve it than I had with me aboard the bike.
Fortunately I was 'only' about 4.5 miles due west along the avenue that goes by home and had about 2 hours of daylight to work with, so I started walking east figuring I could walk home, come back with my pickup & haul the bike home before dark.
Somewhere between West Fargo's Sheyenne Street & Veterans Boulevard, a fellow driving a minivan took pity on me and gave me a ride the rest of the way, saving me about 2/3rds of the walk and easily an hour.

Posted by: ptschett at May 25, 2020 09:58 PM (zB+vL)

534 CBD has a stone wine cellar?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:59 PM (G3ow5)

535 Another second hand WWII story.

I used to work at a lab that was run by one of my professors after finished college.
In the same building was a retired Air Force General, Glen McClernan.
He had flown P-38's in WWII, and told us the story of when they were ferrying P-38's from England down to North Africa (after the start of Operation Torch). They had all the excess equipment taken out out their P-38's so they could make the trip. Navigation, radios, everything to lighten the plane.
They were flying in formation on a B-17, that would be their lead/navigator on the trip. So they flew south of England, across the Bay of Biscay, then through the Straits of Gibraltar (not over Spain), and across North Africa.
They had been in the planes for hours, and were flying over North Africa, when either the Vichy French or Germans started shooting at them from the ground. They all scattered and got lost.
McClernan was flying alone and lost, in a rainstorm, and was almost out of gas. He saw a field and landed. He was so exhausted, he just climbed out on the wing and lay on it in the rain. He wasn't sure if he had landed on an Axis or Allied air field (it was an Allied field, after all).

The General was telling us this story, and it was kind of hilarious as he was telling how goofy the whole episode was, and how exhausted he was after being in the P-38 for 12-13 hours.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at May 25, 2020 09:59 PM (ZCiJZ)

536 I tempted to go hunting for an unauthorised peek at the copyrighted symbol #98...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 25, 2020 09:59 PM (7WaWV)

537 522 Hitler's Alligator wasn't vegetarian

Heh. With all the pig testes extract I shot him up with, neither was he!

Posted by: smelly dr morel at May 25, 2020 10:00 PM (hEbQg)

538 CBD has a stone wine cellar?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 09:59 PM (G3ow5)

Actually, I could have put one in, but I don't have that much wine!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:01 PM (dLLD6)

539 I was walking ConorDog at a nearby park. When we returned to the car I realized I no longer had my car keys and must have lost them in the park somewhere.

Then I looked at my car and the keys were hanging off the door handle, left there by some gentleman or gentlelady.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:02 PM (6wiwL)

540 Here is the list of Va approved grave symbols:

https://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/emblems.asp

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:03 PM (u82oZ)

541 One of my neighbor's has a FEMA approved storm shelter off the basement. Inside is a complete and extensive wine cellar and bar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:05 PM (u82oZ)

542 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:03 PM (u82oZ)

keep it to 35 characters or less and it should be fine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 10:06 PM (dLLD6)

543 Commissar Hrothgar

Your charm works even when you are not there. Impressive.

Oh, you are outside occupied territory in VA. With the good people.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

544 CBD,

Thanks for the official guidance. I will comply.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:07 PM (u82oZ)

545 KLR650 (dual-sport motorcycle) when some crud got into the carburetor

1984 R100RS ratbike blew a valve thru piston outside small colorado town leaving steamboat springs vintage races thru town circa 1994. Local with trailer pulled up and took me n bike into town. Good peoples.

Posted by: banned used to ride at May 25, 2020 10:07 PM (hEbQg)

546 This movie (which I've seen 'more than once') the Best Years Of Our Lives, makes me feel like a pussy.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2020 10:09 PM (XhWtx)

547 One day, I was a good person. Yes, just the one day. Why do you ask?

I was walking back from the lab one icy weekend evening. Old snow was on the ground, and frozen melt water.
I heard faint calls for help. I went around a corner and a quite elderly woman was clutching a street sign to keep from falling. She was stuck. She had been calling for quite a while.

I helped her to her door. So even I can be of assistance, that one time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

548 -Um what if the alien was a muppet? Muppets are hot now



-Say... I think you're on to something there



-And he likes to eat cats!



-...cut back on Caruther's intake, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2020 07:12 PM (KZzsI)


one of the writers, Jerry Stahl (who also wrote Zoolander), was a long time heroin user, and his autobiography talks about using while writing dialog for a puppet and how odd that was.

*Truth is odder than sarcasm!*

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (WyVLE)

549 Your PBS local web site is hosting for a month, free streaming of Clarence Thomas' "Created Equal", and after that, they will charge us to see it, even though we paid for it in the first place.

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 10:14 PM (w7KSn)

550 I helped her to her door. So even I can be of assistance, that one time.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

I have the feeling this was not a one off!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 10:15 PM (6wiwL)

551 ONT is up

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 10:17 PM (w7KSn)

552 test

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

Memorial Day 2020

RobertGregory.jpg

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.

-- W. B. Yeats

Posted by: CBD at 04:10 PM




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1 A beautiful poem. Thanks CBD

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 25, 2020 04:11 PM (zUdXR)

2 hello

Posted by: Lurking Guy at May 25, 2020 04:11 PM (Rs1MW)

3 I nooded the others.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 04:11 PM (Dhht7)

4 In early!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:14 PM (rpbg1)

5 That's really beautiful

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 04:14 PM (lwiT4)

6 Kind of forlorn as are so many other Memorial Day tributes.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 25, 2020 04:14 PM (zUdXR)

7 A beautiful poem. Thanks CBD

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 25, 2020 04:11 PM (zUdXR)

It's one of my favorites. I think it speaks to a different and better time....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 04:14 PM (dLLD6)

8 If one looks up the Battle of Carentan on wikipedia, there is a photo of French civilians laying flowers on the body of a dead American soldier. Haunting.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 04:16 PM (bCLt0)

9 What a moving poem
Don't forget "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen

Posted by: Erik L at May 25, 2020 04:16 PM (fMlmZ)

10 I can't imagine being that young and staring intently at your own mortality. Seeing your comrades falling by the wayside, and never having really lived life.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 25, 2020 04:17 PM (zUdXR)

11 My Grandfather was an RFC pilot. He ferried aircraft from England to France.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Join The Masquerade with Quality Facial Wear from The Outrage Outlet! at May 25, 2020 04:17 PM (0QYMt)

12 Who is the Irishman that foresaw his death?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

13 For the Fallen By Laurence Binyon

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:18 PM (yQpMk)

14 . I think it speaks to a different and better time...




It was different. Better? There is nothing new under the sun. What I mean is, every age has its challenges, and human nature is human nature. We look back in nostalgia. They looked forward in hope. I look forward in hope too. I think many of us do. We're Americans. It's what we do.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 04:18 PM (lwiT4)

15 It's one of my favorites. I think it speaks to a different and better time....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 04:14 PM (dLLD6)


Yeats wrote haunting poetry!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (6wiwL)

16
Joining the RFC in World War I was a good way to get killed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (mht8P)

17 Did the U.S. consider blockading Japan instead of invading, just prevent food and supplies from getting to the islands and starving them into submission? Of course that would not have been quick, and might have been nearly impossible to implement. I'm just curious if that was ever suggested.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)

18 grammie winger

USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:20 PM (u82oZ)

19 Ireland is a complicated issue in WW2.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:21 PM (2DOZq)

20 Did the U.S. consider blockading Japan instead of invading, just prevent food and supplies from getting to the islands and starving them into submission? Of course that would not have been quick, and might have been nearly impossible to implement. I'm just curious if that was ever suggested.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)



It was indeed considered and after Okinawa, given much weight. Luckily the A bomb rendered the debate moot.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:21 PM (yQpMk)

21 Hadrian the Seventh

Any fliers had extraordinary chances of dying in WWI. Every flight.

More aviators were killed in mishaps than in combat. Training losses were incredible.

11-16 years after the Wright Brothers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:22 PM (u82oZ)

22 12 Who is the Irishman that foresaw his death?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

Yeats was Irish, but he was already too old for service. So take it as a literary fiction.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:22 PM (trdmm)

23 Don't think I have seen this here today, and it is not really "ours" but is speaks to the human condition:

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae - 1872-1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:22 PM (6wiwL)

24 One of the issues of a slow Japanese collapse without a surrender was what about the Japanese Army in China? They would have been difficult if not impossible to dislodge if, in absence of the Emperor surrendering, they had just gone warlord.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:23 PM (yQpMk)

25 The 6 Northern counties of Ireland just fought as British citizens, yes?

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 04:23 PM (bCLt0)

26 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 04:24 PM (Zz0t1)

27 They would have been difficult if not impossible to dislodge if, in absence of the Emperor surrendering, they had just gone warlord.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:23 PM (yQpMk)


Instead, we got Mao!

Posted by: Zombie John Birch at May 25, 2020 04:24 PM (6wiwL)

28 Yeats was Irish, but he was already too old for service. So take it as a literary fiction.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:22 PM (trdmm

Yeah he was in his 50's during WW 1 . That's why I was confused.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:24 PM (2DOZq)

29 One of my uncles joined the British Army. In the village where I grew up in Ireland, he was never forgiven.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (2D4Ga)

30 27

Instead, we got Mao!
Posted by: Zombie John Birch at May 25, 2020 04:24 PM (6wiwL)

Hold the Mao!!!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (bCLt0)

31 Did the U.S. consider blockading Japan instead of invading, just prevent food and supplies from getting to the islands and starving them into submission? Of course that would not have been quick, and might have been nearly impossible to implement. I'm just curious if that was ever suggested.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)

In a real sense that was already being done. The US Navy was sinking much of Japan's Merchant Fleet. The Island was starving

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (85Gof)

32 It was indeed considered and after Okinawa, given much weight. Luckily the A bomb rendered the debate moot.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:21 PM (yQpMk)

I believe the US submarine service had in fact almost completely blockaded the home islands by 1945. However, that wasn't enough to push them to surrender, it was going to require more.

We tend to forget that as measured by tonnage, US submarines sunk far more ships than any other participant in the war. And the majority of those were supply ships of one kind or another.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (trdmm)

33 It was indeed considered and after Okinawa, given much weight. Luckily the A bomb rendered the debate moot.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020


*
*

I wondered. Envision an alternate history where the cruiser U.S.S. J. N. Garner is on blockade patrol in the waters off Honshu -- in 1952. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (rpbg1)

34
One of the issues of a slow Japanese collapse without a surrender was what about the Japanese Army in China? They would have been difficult if not impossible to dislodge if, in absence of the Emperor surrendering, they had just gone warlord.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:23 PM (yQpMk)


Not just in China. And what about the POWs and assorted slave labor? Were they to be written off as well?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (mht8P)

35 229 Wolfus Aurelius {Willowed}

Yes. That was the Navy and USAAF position. McArthur and Marshall overrode Nimitz and Arnold.

The USN and USAAF mined Japanese waters and harbors in the summer of 1945. Each home island was isolated, except at a few guarded choke points. And no fishing boats got out of harbor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:26 PM (u82oZ)

36 Hrothgar, Thank You. That is my favorite.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 04:26 PM (G3ow5)

37 Joining the RFC in World War I was a good way to get killed.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM


"Goggles on, chocks away, last one back's a homo! Hurray!"

Posted by: Squadron Commander The Lord Flasheart at May 25, 2020 04:26 PM (rBtIz)

38 Tom Servo

In the isolation campaign at the end of the war, the begrudging USAAF mining effort was superior. Because it was in coastal waters and close to shore.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:27 PM (u82oZ)

39 "A lonely impulse of delight"...no great feelings in this one. "I was bored, so I joined. Flying's cool, but fuck the Brits. No one back home gives a shit whether I live or die, anyway. And why should they? Nothing matters."

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 04:28 PM (ja/kn)

40 The Japs were never going to surrender due to any blockade and left unchecked, they were very dangerous.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:29 PM (85Gof)

41 High Flight.

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

By Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. He was an American serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was killed in a flying collision shortly thereafter.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:29 PM (u82oZ)

42

grammar, as you well know, this country, like all others, will fall under the dominion of the evil one.

We fight till that happens, if in our lifetime, and look forward to the Blessed Hope.

1 Thessalonians 4:16

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 04:30 PM (xcF3W)

43 There is an apocryphal story that a group of reporters asked Curtis LeMay when the war would end in the Pacific. He told them to wait a moment while he consulted and when he returned, he announced a specific day in 1948. The reporters, astonished at the specificity, asked him how he figured that. He reported that after consulting his schedules, on that day the Air Force would have burned to ash the last town in Japan with more than a thousand residents.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:30 PM (yQpMk)

44 Joining the RFC in World War I was a good way to get killed.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


I grew up at a small airport in Washington State. There was an old guy there who became a kind of grandpa to me. He flew in WW 1.
I recall him saying it was a hell of a lot better than the infantry. Even at that, his forward airfield got some drifting gas one morning. It affected him the rest of his life.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (axyOa)

45 My twin brother is a Viet vet. We always talk at this time. It seems harder every year. This year we talked about our older brother who died about a year ago. He didn't serve--law school was the easy out then. Spike (my twin) said our older brother seemed increasingly to regret not having fought--not being a vet--though he would never have volunteered. Not part of his career path.

It reminded me of a poem that I think describes those of us in that cohort. It's called "Il Refuto"--Greek, translates as The Great No. Lots of translations out there, none particularly good.

It's the idea that sticks with me: that every generation faces an event that will be the mark of that generation. The man who chooses to be part of it--says The Great Yes--may do so knowing it's dangerous, not the most reasonable choice, or even one he particularly wants to make, but he must. He becomes part of something larger than himself, and that informs the rest of his life.

The man who chooses not to be part of it--says The Great No to his generation's struggle--finds his life made smaller, every choice smaller, less meaningful. Knows it. Knows he would make the same choice again. Sad.

The idea seemed to have meaning for Spike, so I offer it to the Horde.

Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)

46 Thankfully the IJN never decoupled their submarines from pre-war notions like Lockwood did. Imagine I-boats and RO-boats doing to the long supply line from Hawaii to Australia in 42 what we did and tremble at what might have been.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (FuC0Y)

47 Since I don't believe in the poem's narrative

I can't love it

And since I am an American

I can't understand it

just words put together to please someone

I don't know who

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (UUUON)

48 There was an internal fight for control within Japan before we dropped the bomb. The fanatics held on by a thread. More fire bombing may have broke that thread.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:32 PM (2DOZq)

49 Nevergiveup

We had them bottled up. I side with the no invasion plan. But I see the point. Strong & decisive victory leads to long peaces.

I've gamed Operation Olympic out a number of times. We would have needed those 10-15 atomic bombs. The IJA was bringing back good units from China via Korea.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:33 PM (u82oZ)

50 34
One of the issues of a slow Japanese collapse without a surrender was what about the Japanese Army in China? They would have been difficult if not impossible to dislodge if, in absence of the Emperor surrendering, they had just gone warlord.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 04:23 PM (yQpMk)

Not just in China. And what about the POWs and assorted slave labor? Were they to be written off as well?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 04:25 PM (mht8P)

Interesting points. Never forget all the aid -- factories, etc. -- that the U.S. shipped to China, which were taken over by warlords, and might have eventually been confiscated by the Japanese.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 04:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

51 Reading along here, watching Midway, for the 50th time

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 04:34 PM (ZCEU2)

52 Kilroy wasn't here

Not much left to burn. Only 4 cities left unburned before the A bomb. One was off limits (Kyoto).

Both A bombs together did 3% of the damage to urban areas in Japan. The other 97% was burned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:34 PM (u82oZ)

53 Didn't the firebombings kill more people than the A-bomb?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 04:34 PM (mWu8/)

54

grammie

Well, I just introduced you to auto-c on my new phone.
Hopefully it will remember.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 04:35 PM (xcF3W)

55 @ 47...spare me. It's a good poem, but ambivalence overwhelms it. That was Yeats' point.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 04:35 PM (ja/kn)

56 37 Joining the RFC in World War I was a good way to get killed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM

"Goggles on, chocks away, last one back's a homo! Hurray!"
Posted by: Squadron Commander The Lord Flasheart at May 25, 2020 04:26 PM (rBtIz)

I went through a museum of WW1 aircraft once, and amazed to find out how primitive the early flying models were. The early ones didn't even have any throttle control, you just cranked it up and it was on at full power. This made landing tricky, and your best chance of a good landing was to wait until you were low and close to the runway, and just cut your engine off so you could glide on in. Not surprisingly, a whole lot of things could go wrong. By 1918, aircraft had gotten a bit better, but not all that much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:36 PM (trdmm)

57 Would the USSR have invaded without the dropping of atomic weapons?

My bet is no because Stalin would want both sides to lose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 04:36 PM (FuC0Y)

58 Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)

Thanks for that comment!
Much food for thought there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (6wiwL)

59 The IJA was bringing back good units from China via Korea.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:33 PM (u82oZ)

Doubt they ever could have gotten them back to mainland Japan without massive loses. Anyway even starving the Japs out would have caused more death than than the dropping of the 2 nukes. And most important, America was getting tired of War, very tired. End it! End it quick! And End it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (85Gof)

60 My bet is no because Stalin would want both sides to lose.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 04:36 PM (FuC0Y)

That piece of evil shit continued to fight and take land weeks after the surrender was announced.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (2DOZq)

61 Hadrian the Seventh

Japan's early surrender saved all those POWs.

Nazi Germany - 5% of POWs died in captivity, normally from wounds.

Imperial Japan -35% of all POW and civilian internees died. Usually brutally.

This does not count the Hell Ship POWs killed by allied (usually USN submarines) action.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (u82oZ)

62 If it wasnt for one photo from Iwo Jima, the Seventh War Bond drive might have fizzled.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 04:38 PM (FuC0Y)

63 Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;

===========

"A lonely impulse of delight" -- how true for so many young men who impulsively joined up.

Posted by: FloridaMan at May 25, 2020 04:38 PM (CuTuZ)

64 Both A bombs together did 3% of the damage to urban areas in Japan. The other 97% was burned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:34 PM (u82oZ)


But it was a most convincing 3%!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:38 PM (6wiwL)

65 53 Yes

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 04:39 PM (ZCEU2)

66 someone to remember today:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaz4rg9c

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 04:40 PM (i6uJ1)

67 Just the April 45 fire bombing of Tokyo killed more than both atomic weapons.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2020 04:40 PM (FuC0Y)

68 Nevergiveup

I agree with that last sentiment. We wanted the war done.

I'll look at my sources. Some very good units of the IJA did not fire a shot. One well trained division was moved from Okinawa to Taiwan in 1944.

Our blockade of Japan was not complete, due to mine barriers between Japan and Korea. That was where they moved the troops, in smaller boats.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:41 PM (u82oZ)

69
That piece of evil shit continued to fight and take land weeks after the surrender was announced.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (2DOZq)

---
and he turned it all over to the ChiComs, which explains why it happened.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 04:41 PM (i6uJ1)

70 It's a good poem, but ambivalence overwhelms it. That was Yeats' point.
=====

The ambivalence is where the greatness hides. Is Shylock a hero or a villain and on and on.

For some truly odd irony, the Irish are the masters of the English language. Go figure.


Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2020 04:43 PM (MIKMs)

71 Commissar Hrothgar

Plus we had a Navy guy recommend we drop them like we possessed a hundred.

I think we planned to drop a total of 25 A-bombs by 1946. That assumes no production delays.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:44 PM (u82oZ)

72 55 @ 47...spare me. It's a good poem, but ambivalence overwhelms it. That was Yeats' point.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 04:35 PM (ja/kn)

"good" is the most ridiculous word in the English language

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2020 04:44 PM (UUUON)

73 45---The idea seemed to have meaning for Spike, so I offer it to the Horde.

Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)
-------------------------------
Thanks.
Thought provoking.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2020 04:44 PM (M/9m0)

74 Did the U.S. consider blockading Japan instead of
invading, just prevent food and supplies from getting to the islands
and starving them into submission? Of course that would not have been
quick, and might have been nearly impossible to implement. I'm just
curious if that was ever suggested.



Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)






---

There was in effect a complete blockade of Japan starting about March-April 1945.


Virtually nothing was getting in or out of the home islands after that. But they still would not quit.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 25, 2020 04:44 PM (JUOKG)

75 I think I *can* understand this poem, quite well. It's dark in several ways. The speaker comes from poor people from a poor part of Ireland, and he knows their lives are going to continue to suck after the war ends, no matter who wins. He doesn't believe in causes, he's not all that patriotic, he didn't have to fight. So why is he fighting? Because he loves to fly more than anything, and he might as well fight as do anything else.

What's more, he thinks his life before this moment was all wasted time, wasted breath, and any life after this would just be wasted time, wasted breath. So why not die now, if he can grab a few brief moments of actually feeling alive before Death comes?

I told you it was dark. This is a guy who doesn't give a shit about his own death, and probably looks forward to it. One thing to remember - a man who couldn't care less about his own death is one of the meanest sob's to ever get in a fight with.
T

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:45 PM (trdmm)

76 45-I spent 4 years in the Marines, most of it as a brig guard in Quantico in the early 80s. When I tell people about my service it seems to make them uncomfortable, I rarely tell anyone

Posted by: Creek at May 25, 2020 04:45 PM (kVYYT)

77 Plus we had a Navy guy recommend we drop them like we possessed a hundred.

I think we planned to drop a total of 25 A-bombs by 1946. That assumes no production delays.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:44 PM (u82oZ)


Sometimes you need to bluff!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (6wiwL)

78 You have to end wars and end them expeditiously. WW2 lasted 4 years. Look at this shit with islam we got ourselves into.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (85Gof)

79 23
In Flanders fields.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:22 PM (6wiwL)

Thanks, Hrothgar. That's always a good one.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (Fqlfr)

80 My grandfather and my grandmothers younger brother were Irish and both joined the Irish Army in WW1. My grandfather came back but my great uncle is buried in France. My grandfather had joined the Army in 1909.

Posted by: Megthered at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (fcpQZ)

81 Japan's early surrender saved all those POWs.

Nazi Germany - 5% of POWs died in captivity, normally from wounds.

Imperial Japan -35% of all POW and civilian internees died. Usually brutally.

This does not count the Hell Ship POWs killed by allied (usually USN submarines) action.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:37 PM (u82oZ)

What you said. I was trying to control my rage at the "what if". My grandfather's cousin, a civilian, was taken prisoner in the Philippines, abused and starved. The brave people sneaked him whatever food they could, including snake, but he still came out skin and bones. My father remembers talking to him; he didn't live for very long after the war.

Even the saintly Takashi Nagai, who survived but lost his wife in Nagasaki, wrote about how the Japanese were not prepared for surrender. There is a Quaker poet whose name escapes me who also wrote autobiographically about how the people starved so their fighters would eat, and how the children were trained to fight with sharpened sticks to kill anticipated invaders.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (/+bwe)

82 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:45 PM (trdmm)

Seems all the motivated Irish immigrated to the States.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (2DOZq)

83 ... Not surprisingly, a whole lot of things could go wrong. By 1918, aircraft had gotten a bit better, but not all that much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:36 PM (trdmm)


Airspeed was controlled by turning the engine on and off. You can hear it in some older video.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (mWu8/)

84 I told you it was dark. This is a guy who doesn't give a shit about his own death, and probably looks forward to it. One thing to remember - a man who couldn't care less about his own death is one of the meanest sob's to ever get in a fight with.
T
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:45 PM (trdmm)

The idea is to get the other guy to die for his country

Patton

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (UUUON)

85 Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS)

The IJA was able to reinforce Kyushu from Honshu by several divisions during this time.

We were still somewhat limited in night attacks. Radar equipped aircraft did exist, but in small numbers.

Shore defense equipped choke points helped.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:47 PM (u82oZ)

86 I'm not a poetry guy, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Yeats. He had a gift.

I remember that poem from the movie Memphis Belle. Eric Stoltz recites it before they take off on their final mission.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (Vm0WN)

87 You have to end wars and end them expeditiously. WW2 lasted 4 years. Look at this shit with islam we got ourselves into.





Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (85Gof)


We should have pulled a fuck ton of tanks up to the border of the ME and kept driving until we terraformed a new land mass.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (9Om/r)

88 I'm gonna say it: Irish Airman sounds like an asshole.

Yeats does have a way with words, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (d1uFV)

89 78 You have to end wars and end them expeditiously. WW2 lasted 4 years. Look at this shit with islam we got ourselves into.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (85Gof)


War should be taken seriously and pursued with intensity of purpose.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 04:49 PM (6wiwL)

90 ** Imperial Japan -35% of all POW and civilian internees died. Usually brutally. **

My Great Aunt and Great Uncle Ann and Louis deCoito were interned (civilians) in the Phillipines by the japs. Remember them dearly as a kid, hating japs.

He pointed at the tv one day and told me to remember what I saw- long lines of people at banks for the last day to redeem silver certificate currency for real silver.

Posted by: banned got his first taste of beer from who? :) at May 25, 2020 04:49 PM (dnhLL)

91 NaughtyPine

The IJA armed all civilians they could in Kyushu. Even with spears. They were not going to give up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM (u82oZ)

92
My grandfather joined the navy and sailed on the minesweeper the USS Rail 1919. His tour from Bremerton to Norfolk was the highlight of his life.

WWII. The US sank a great many IJN troop transports. The sheer number of IJA troops killed in this fashion is mind boggling.

Posted by: 13times at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM (K3B2k)

93 78
You have to end wars and end them expeditiously. WW2 lasted 4 years. Look at this shit with islam we got ourselves into.





Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:46 PM (85Gof)

This islam shit has been going on since Jefferson.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM (ufFY8)

94 >>The man who chooses not to be part of it--says The Great No to his generation's struggle--finds his life made smaller, every choice smaller, less meaningful. Knows it. Knows he would make the same choice again. Sad.

>>The idea seemed to have meaning for Spike, so I offer it to the Horde.

William Shakespeare had much the same thoughts.

The St Crispin's Day Speech from Henry V.

https://tinyurl.com/yczkucr9

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2020 04:51 PM (ZLI7S)

95 This islam shit has been going on since Jefferson.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM (ufFY

Sigh. Correct

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:51 PM (85Gof)

96 War is painful, but going at it by half measure just prolongs it.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 04:51 PM (ZCEU2)

97 It's the idea that sticks with me: that every generation faces an event that will be the mark of that generation. The man who chooses to be part of it--says The Great Yes--may do so knowing it's dangerous, not the most reasonable choice, or even one he particularly wants to make, but he must. He becomes part of something larger than himself, and that informs the rest of his life.

Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 04:51 PM (G546f)

98 In Flanders Fields.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Thank you.

The flower of civilized Britain died in WWI. The scar is still there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:52 PM (u82oZ)

99 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (9Om/r)

That would require genocide or a Stalin style occupation. Lucky for Islam , we are a Judeo/Christian nation. Unlucky for us for the time being.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:52 PM (2DOZq)

100 We make a big deal out of the Japanese cities, but a friend from the Philipines pointed out to me that almost nobody seem to remember the destruction of Manila, necessitated when the Japanese defenders fortified themselves in the city and refused to surrender, while using the civilian population as human shield.

The "rape of Manila" is estimated to have cost about 1,000 American lives, 16,000 Japanese lives (all of them) and somewhere between 100,000 and 240,000 Philippino lives, all civilians. Manila, which had been one of the most beautiful cities in that part of the world, was completely destroyed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:54 PM (trdmm)

101 Thanks for putting me in your phone TeeJ! I got distracted by the top one hundred Beatles songs. We're on 8 now.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 04:54 PM (lwiT4)

102 The IJA armed all civilians they could in Kyushu. Even with spears. They were not going to give up.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM (u82oZ)

Unless the Emperor told them to. The internal conflict going on at the end in Japan is an interesting read.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:54 PM (2DOZq)

103

My inlaws are Filipino. Have spent many hours sitting and drinking with them. The stories are unspeakable. I explored the cave they, the other kids and the women were hidden in during the Japanese occupation and seen some of the jungle graveyards.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 25, 2020 04:54 PM (d6DSt)

104 It's a suicidal poem.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 04:55 PM (mWu8/)

105 Kilroy wasn't here

We are slowly educating and evolving Islam. One terrorist at a time. Af and Iraq was a tar baby.

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt have asked the great University in Cairo for a reformed Islam. But that was in 2017. Nothing heard since.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:55 PM (u82oZ)

106 Who is the Irishman that foresaw his death?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

His name was Robert Gregory. He was an officer, but I do not remember his rank.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 04:55 PM (dLLD6)

107 Twoards the end of internment by the japs, the guard tower machine guns, usually trained away from the camp, had been turned to cover the Inside of the prison camp. Auntie and Uncle expected to be massacred. Then one day a parachute... a brit with a subgun! Saved! The japs had fled.

Posted by: banned with the family lore at May 25, 2020 04:56 PM (dnhLL)

108 Ireland is a complicated issue in WW2.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 04:21 PM (2DOZq)

This was WWI.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 04:56 PM (dLLD6)

109 88 I'm gonna say it: Irish Airman sounds like an asshole.

Yeats does have a way with words, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (d1uFV)

Aren't all Irishmen assholes? But they make up for it by staying drunk most of the time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 04:56 PM (trdmm)

110 "Airspeed was controlled by turning the engine on and off."


Thrust not airspeed. I'm a flying grammar Nazi.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 04:57 PM (4thlk)

111 Kilroy wasn't here

Absolutely. The Emperor did something good at the end.

MacArthur used him well. He was a fair to poor general, with the occasional flashes of great, but he was a stellar Proconsul.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:57 PM (u82oZ)

112 We are slowly educating and evolving Islam. One terrorist at a time. Af and Iraq was a tar baby.

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt have asked the great University in Cairo for a reformed Islam. But that was in 2017. Nothing heard since.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:55 PM (u82oZ)

You are more optimistic that I am. I will fight till there is nothing left in me to fight with, but against Islam, I am afraid we are losing this one. In the UK, they made the public call to prayer temporarily allowable during the covid virus, and now they are discussing making it permanent.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (85Gof)

113 My father was a WW2 vet, my brother was Vietnam vet and my husband was Desert Storm. They are my heroes, not movie stars, politicians or sports figures. Ordinary men doing what needed to be done.

Posted by: Megthered at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (fcpQZ)

114 >>> The man who chooses to be part of it--says The Great Yes
Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)
~~~~~

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (sGotD)

115 110 "Airspeed was controlled by turning the engine on and off."

Thrust not airspeed. I'm a flying grammar Nazi.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 04:57 PM (4thlk)

Just imagine how many times a pilot turned his engine off to slow down, maybe to get behind his opponent, and he tries to turn his engine back on and... nothing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:00 PM (trdmm)

116 Clearly a blockade, if it could have worked at all, would have dragged on and on, possibly for years, and would have been enormously unpopular in the U.S. The bombs were necessary. I just wondered if our leadership then considered that scenario. All we ever hear about now is the binary choice: Invasion or A-Bombs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:00 PM (rpbg1)

117 114 >>> The man who chooses to be part of it--says The Great Yes
Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM (LJe6e)
~~~~~
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (sGotD)

AND THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR MASK!!!

Posted by: Karen at May 25, 2020 05:00 PM (trdmm)

118 Only country in the world to send official condolences to Germany after death of Hitler was announced? Ireland.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (ja/kn)

119 The flower of civilized Britain died in WWI. The scar is still there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:52 PM (u82oZ)


That scar was reopened and bled dry in WW II.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (6wiwL)

120 I'm gonna say it: Irish Airman sounds like an asshole.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 25, 2020 04:48 PM (d1uFV)

He served honorably, even though he did not have to. He died for his country, and Yeats made clear in the poem that Gregory didn't think you were an asshole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (dLLD6)

121 Thrust not airspeed. I'm a flying grammar Nazi.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 04:57 PM (4thlk)


And more or less thrust affects the flying airplane in what way?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (mWu8/)

122 Nevergiveup

Europe, except for the Eastern former Warsaw Pact countries, have surrendered.

I see a fair amount of discussion in the Euro Militaries about retaking the country. Even in Sweden.

I'll bet there are plans. But no will from the leaders, who have sold out their native citizens into slavery.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (u82oZ)

123 Clearly a blockade, if it could have worked at all,
would have dragged on and on, possibly for years, and would have been
enormously unpopular in the U.S. The bombs were necessary. I just
wondered if our leadership then considered that scenario. All we ever
hear about now is the binary choice: Invasion or A-Bombs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:00 PM (rpbg1)

They earned those fucking bombs, they begged for them. After all the shit they did its a shame we couldn't carpet bomb with them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (9Om/r)

124 It reminded me of a poem that I think describes those of us in that cohort. It's called "Il Refuto"--Greek, translates as The Great No. Lots of translations out there, none particularly good.

Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 04:31 PM
----------------------------
Wenda, your post intrigued me. After struggling with my google-foo I found this. Cavafy was a Greek 20th century poet.

Che Fece ... Il Gran Rifiuto

For some people the day comes
when they have to declare the great Yes
or the great No. It’s clear at once who has the Yes
ready within him; and saying it,

he goes from honor to honor, strong in his conviction.
He who refuses does not repent. Asked again,
he’d still say no. Yet that no—the right no—
drags him down all his life.


By C. P. Cavafy (Translated by Edmund Keeley)

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (Dhht7)

125 Spend some time reading modern Irish history and it's hard to escape the conclusion that the best ones got out.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (ja/kn)

126 You are more optimistic that I am. I will fight till there is nothing left in me to fight with, but against Islam, I am afraid we are losing this one. In the UK, they made the public call to prayer temporarily allowable during the covid virus, and now they are discussing making it permanent.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (85Gof)


Coming soon to a US city near you, I fear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (6wiwL)

127 The poem is about Lady Gregory's son, so not a poor person himself. I memorized this poem in high school, (mumble mumble) years ago and I really enjoyed seeing it again. Thank you for putting it on the blog today.

Posted by: Leftcoast at May 25, 2020 05:03 PM (qGi7w)

128 Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
. . .
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020


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What a neat image.

I counted the lines: 13, so not quite a sonnet, but close.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:03 PM (rpbg1)

129 Commissar Hrothgar

Sad but true. There were flashes of greatness, but none recently.

The police over there are little Gestapo types that hate their countrymen.

I had my own run in with customs police at Heathrow in 2019.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:03 PM (u82oZ)

130 Thrust not airspeed. I'm a flying grammar Nazi.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 04:57 PM (4thlk)
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My USAF son has a tee shirt that says, "In thrust we trust."

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:03 PM (sGotD)

131 The St Crispin's Day Speech from Henry V.

https://tinyurl.com/yczkucr9
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2020 04:51 PM (ZLI7S)

My favorite piece from Shakespeare.

Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2020 05:03 PM (gD6Ka)

132 IrishEi

That's a good one.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:04 PM (u82oZ)

133 And more or less thrust affects the flying airplane in what way?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (mWu8/)


With thrust, you can go up or down.

Without thrust, you can go down!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (6wiwL)

134 "Just imagine how many times a pilot turned his engine off to slow down,
maybe to get behind his opponent, and he tries to turn his engine back
on and... nothing."


Didn't happen much in the air the rotary engine worked as an giant inertia starter. As long the engine kept spinning it started right up.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (4thlk)

135 The American Legion Auxillary in my hometown would sell handmade paper poppies around Memorial Day. Now they're massed produced in China. Sad..

Posted by: Aud at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (uBywd)

136 Oh, thank you, Old Dog! Haven't read it for a while. Yeah, I think we can all identify with The Great Yes. It's The Great No that was new to me, and that I watched play out through my older brother's life.

Posted by: Wenda at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (LJe6e)

137 I hate poetry but Yeats is the mackdaddy pimp of wordsmiths. Second Coming is amazing.

Posted by: James OBrien at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (G9ctU)

138 The bombs were necessary. I just
wondered if our leadership then considered that scenario. All we ever hear about now is the binary choice: Invasion or A-Bombs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:00 PM (rpbg1)

They earned those fucking bombs, they begged for them. After all the shit they did its a shame we couldn't carpet bomb with them.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020


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Agreed without reservation. I just wondered if the military leadership at that time had considered blockade, since we never hear about that now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (rpbg1)

139 91 NaughtyPine

The IJA armed all civilians they could in Kyushu. Even with spears. They were not going to give up.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 04:50 PM

That's why it burns me when people born in the 1980s second-guess the dropping of the bombs, judging the Japanese of yesteryear according to their Japanese friends. The Rape of Nanking and other atrocities were covered up and most people preferred to forget. Dr. Toshio Tono, who gathered all the evidence about vivisection of POWs, had guts to stand up to the people who covered it up.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (/+bwe)

140 You are more optimistic that I am. I will fight till there is nothing left in me to fight with, but against Islam, I am afraid we are losing this one. In the UK, they made the public call to prayer temporarily allowable during the covid virus, and now they are discussing making it permanent.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 04:58 PM (85Gof)

Islam is one of the things I worry about the least, because it's dying. It's too rigid to cope with the images of prosperity and modernity that are broadcast to all of them every day, that's what this backlash from the True Believers is all about. Other's have written about this, the reason the Palestinian situation is fizzling out is that most all of the Palestinians who wanted to die for The Cause have already done it, and the money has run out for paying them to keep on.

No, what I worry about is the rot inside our OWN society, seeking every day to destroy us from within. That's more dangerous to us than all of the Islamists who ever existed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (trdmm)

141 But no will from the leaders, who have sold out their native citizens into slavery.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (u82oZ)

Yup.
No Winstons Spencer Churchill's on the Horizon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 05:07 PM (85Gof)

142 With thrust you also go faster
without thrust you go slower

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 05:07 PM (mWu8/)

143 In the Philippines during WW2 there was a group of Japanese collaboraters (who ironically called themselves hero patriots) most infamous for pointing out rebel supporters while literally wearing a straw bag on their head

this photo is from a movie I think, but basic idea

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybl7fqnp

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 05:07 PM (G546f)

144 @72...""good" is the most ridiculous word in the English language"
posted by: REDACTED

Wrong. It's "best".

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:08 PM (ja/kn)

145 143 they called themselves MAKAPILI

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 05:08 PM (G546f)

146 But no will from the leaders, who have sold out their native citizens into slavery.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:01 PM (u82oZ)

Yup.
No Winstons Spencer Churchill's on the Horizon
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020


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He would be shamed as a hater nowadays, and if he were a young boy, probably doped into acquiescence.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

147 The British Isles have eternally cranked out the best in the arts. Well, not paint daubing arts, perhaps. More like words, and thespian stuff.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (bCLt0)

148 125 Spend some time reading modern Irish history and it's hard to escape the conclusion that the best ones got out.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (ja/kn)

Not just Ireland - look at Scotland today, the home of a big pack of drunks on government assistance and little else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (trdmm)

149 Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 05:07 PM (G546f)

There are always traitors amongst us!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (6wiwL)

150 The St Crispin's Day Speech from Henry V.

https://tinyurl.com/yczkucr9
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2020 04:51
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As done by Kenneth Brannagh.

https://youtu.be/y1BhnepZnoo?t=36

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (Dhht7)

151 While we are honoring the fallen on Memorial Day, take a moment to also remember the service men and women, as well as the families, that suffered from drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, PTSD that were service related. Just because you cant see the wound, does not mean it does not exist. I still miss you, Mike....wish I could have done more for you, but in the end, you opted to opt out. IF there is an afterlife, and IF I meet you there, I will give you a great big hug, then kick your ass......

Posted by: jasonj at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (qSQLQ)

152 If I were an OPS planner, I would look at evacuation requirements for US forces from Europe, then at how to get the kindred folks in EU and South Africa to replace illegals here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (u82oZ)

153 The American Legion Auxillary in my hometown would
sell handmade paper poppies around Memorial Day. Now they're massed
produced in China. Sad..


Posted by: Aud at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM

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The VFW Poppies are hand made in the USA. The VA here in Bonham TX has a contract to make them using people in the drug/alcohol rehab program.


Gives them some spending money.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 25, 2020 05:10 PM (JUOKG)

154 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:05 PM (trdmm)

yeah gotta disagree with you on the Palestinians. No dying out of their desire to drive Israel into the sea...But Islam takes the long view. Factors do not offer a good opportunity for that now, so they go into an hibernation of sorts. As Israel society weakens itself, it will blossom and reassert itself. Count on it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 05:10 PM (85Gof)

155 148 125 Spend some time reading modern Irish history and it's hard to escape the conclusion that the best ones got out.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (ja/kn)

Not just Ireland - look at Scotland today, the home of a big pack of drunks on government assistance and little else.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (trdmm)

Yep.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:10 PM (bCLt0)

156 If I were an OPS planner, I would look at evacuation requirements for US forces from Europe, then at how to get the kindred folks in EU and South Africa to replace illegals here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (u82oZ)


Now I understand why you have political "difficulties"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:11 PM (6wiwL)

157 Wolfus Aurelius

WSC's observations on Islam in The River War were spot on.

Today they are specifically "Hate Speach" in the UK. 120 years later. I get a sad to think about it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:11 PM (u82oZ)

158 Ireland is often called the land of happy wars and sad love songs because they've gone off to fight for every cause but their own. They're called the Wild Geese, and there's actually a museum of them in Galway (I think.)

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (sGotD)

159 Nations can be blessed, but the blessing can be removed. Just my opinion.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (bCLt0)

160 Zip it, KAREN!!!!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (sGotD)

161 "With thrust you also go faster, without thrust you go slower"


You can also trade altitude for speed, less drag for speed, etc., etc. The most important aspect of thrust is to create airflow over the wings by pushing the airplane. You increase airspeed by manipulating the trust available to your maximum benefit.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 05:13 PM (4thlk)

162 I'm just now finishing up "Indestructible" the story od Pappy Gunn in the Pacific. His family was taken by the Japanese in the Philippines, while he pretty much re-tooled weapons and tactics for the entire Army Air Corps. It's an incredible story. And the brief descriptions of the horrors of the Japanese will live with me forever.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2020 05:13 PM (7Fj9P)

163 Commissar Hrothgar

Return on equity, my dear chum. ROE.

Besides, contingency planning is for filing the crazy scenarios during the 'Holy Shit, get that file" times.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (u82oZ)

164 Maybe nations can be cursed too. You see a lot of countries in the world that always seem to be in the ditch.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (bCLt0)

165 160 Zip it, KAREN!!!!
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (sGotD)


Did we fight all these wars for the right to be ruled by the Karenwaffen?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (6wiwL)

166 152 If I were an OPS planner, I would look at evacuation requirements for US forces from Europe, then at how to get the kindred folks in EU and South Africa to replace illegals here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:09 PM (u82oZ)


https://tinyurl.com/y7qx5dhs twitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrA9rcF49LY

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (mWu8/)

167 Memorial Day Greetings

I think I understand the poem and I've enjoyed reading all of your thoughts on it and the additional poems.

Many "war"poems are patriotic, a call to arms as it were, and that speaks to many hearts. This one feels neutral. An acceptance of war as one of life's experiences.

It made me think of Eowyn's "life in a cage" speech, the Bible verse that states "I would have despaired if I did not think I would find hope in the land of the living" and a line from (I think) How Green was My Valley to the effect of "he knew his actions would make little difference but he did what he could to make life better for those around him."

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (IDhUW)

168 165 160 Zip it, KAREN!!!!
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (sGotD)

Did we fight all these wars for the right to be ruled by the Karenwaffen?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (6wiwL)

Do Karewaffen have snappy woke uniforms??

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (bCLt0)

169 Waiting for all the Illinois people to go back to their hell hole so we can go out for pizza. I swear I don't see a Wisconsin license plate in sight.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (lwiT4)

170 Commissar Hrothgar

While we were overseas, they were sitting in meetings to get this exact outcome. We took our eyes off the ball.

I think we can get back, but OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (u82oZ)

171 125 Spend some time reading modern Irish history and it's hard to escape the conclusion that the best ones got out.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 25, 2020 05:02 PM (ja/kn)

To be fair, it's America that did the Irish-Americans good. G.K. Chesterton pointed out that in England, people said, "If only the Irish would get involved" in politics, the community, etc. He seemed delighted by the law enforcement, mutual-aid societies, etc. that they had.

He also pointed out that if someone immigrated to various countries in Europe, they and their children would not be considered a real citizen. But the US made everyone into an American. I wish I could find the book; it's a great passage.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 05:16 PM (/+bwe)

172 Besides, contingency planning is for filing the crazy scenarios during the 'Holy Shit, get that file" times.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (u82oZ)


I think I am getting more and more ready to dust off and implement a few of those contingency plans!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:16 PM (6wiwL)

173 You increase airspeed by manipulating the thrust available to your maximum benefit.
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I never realized this about great pilots, but by constantly maintaining the optimal pitch and yaw, you can go further, faster while spending less fuel.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2020 05:16 PM (7Fj9P)

174 169 Waiting for all the Illinois people to go back to their hell hole so we can go out for pizza. I swear I don't see a Wisconsin license plate in sight.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (lwiT4)

Well, they brought that sweet, sweet cash, anyway!!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:16 PM (bCLt0)

175

Our family has a military history that goes back to the Revolutionary War.

We span the Branches, and the service ranges from one and done to a career.

I remember relatives from WW1, Dad's war was WW2, my brother was Korea and mine was Vietnam. There are cousins for both Gulf Wars and probably any less publicized conflict active now.

I am inordinately proud to have had even a small part in defending my nation and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2020 05:17 PM (KATBx)

176 True tubal, there is that.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:17 PM (lwiT4)

177 But the US made everyone into an American

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It's a shame our kids won't have that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:17 PM (aden2)

178 Did we fight all these wars for the right to be ruled by the Karenwaffen?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:14 PM (6wiwL)
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No! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:17 PM (sGotD)

179 All the combat vets in my family from WWI, WWII, Korea, and vietnam are gone. The last vet in my family, an uncle (WWII), died in 2010. He got reunited with his wife, my aunt, at 11 this morning. I guess memorial day is going to take on a whole different meaning from here on. She was the last of my mom's siblings that was still alive. At 92 she outlived them all. I'm somewhat happy for her that they're all together again.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (9Om/r)

180
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."

General George S. Patton Jr


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (i6uJ1)

181 161 "With thrust you also go faster, without thrust you go slower"


You can also trade altitude for speed, less drag for speed, etc., etc. The most important aspect of thrust is to create airflow over the wings by pushing the airplane. You increase airspeed by manipulating the trust available to your maximum benefit.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 05:13 PM (4thlk)



Yes, and in the referred biplanes it was done by turning the engine on and off.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (mWu8/)

182 did you see this? Here's some interesting news from the CDC. Wow! The Knockout Blow to the Lock down!
CDC admitting the real death rate for COVID is only .0026.
A quarter of one percent!
CDC just came out with a report that should be earth-shattering to the narrative of the political class, yet it will go into the thick pile of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public. For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% - almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged it a month ago.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (8RJyI)

183 Thank you irongrampa, sincerely.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (lwiT4)

184 Waiting for all the Illinois people to go back to their hell hole so we can go out for pizza. I swear I don't see a Wisconsin license plate in sight.

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Sounds like Gulf Shores, Alabama during the winter months.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:19 PM (aden2)

185 I imagine glide times would have been pretty good for those old airplanes??

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:19 PM (bCLt0)

186 Braenyard

Yes. I saw that the day after the interview. It was on Gates of Vienna. That is an excellent blog to understand what we are up against.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:19 PM (u82oZ)

187 Assimilation was once expected . Now it's cursed as racism.

I should have that printed on a bumpersticker in 98 languages .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 05:19 PM (2DOZq)

188 Do Karewaffen have snappy woke uniforms??

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM


Hugo Boss pantsuits.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:20 PM (rBtIz)

189 After a couple books on Nanking you will be dispensed of any good feelings for Imperial Japan.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 05:20 PM (ZCEU2)

190 "I never realized this about great pilots, but by constantly maintaining
the optimal pitch and yaw, you can go further, faster while spending
less fuel."



Back in the Golden Days of air racing Steve Wittman won a lot of races not by having the most power but by his designs and superior skills as a pilot.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2020 05:20 PM (4thlk)

191 187 Assimilation was once expected . Now it's cursed as racism.

I should have that printed on a bumpersticker in 98 languages .
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 05:19 PM (2DOZq)

COEXIST pretty well does that.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:21 PM (bCLt0)

192 Beserker, they are both now enfolded in the arms of G-D.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 05:21 PM (G3ow5)

193 Berserker - my condolences on the passing of your aunt.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:21 PM (lwiT4)

194 Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 05:20 PM (ZCEU2)

Unit 731.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 05:22 PM (WM0rV)

195 irongrampa.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes.

You eloquently said what I feel. But mr families tradition of service only started in WWI.

When old prison records are digitized and filed, I may be able to go back further.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:22 PM (u82oZ)

196 He also pointed out that if someone immigrated to various countries in Europe, they and their children would not be considered a real citizen. But the US made everyone into an American. I wish I could find the book; it's a great passage.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 05:16 PM (/+bwe)


Think the great Ronald Reagan said something along those lines.
My paraphrase: You can emigrate to Britain (or elsewhere) but you can never become British no matter how hard you try, but if you emigrate legally to the US, you can become an American if you want to!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:22 PM (6wiwL)

197 Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (8RJyI)

Do you have a link to the CDC report?

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at May 25, 2020 05:23 PM (CLteG)

198
this photo is from a movie I think, but basic idea



https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybl7fqnp

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 05:07 PM (G546f)

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i got "404"

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 05:23 PM (i6uJ1)

199
Waiting for all the Illinois people to go back to their hell hole so we
can go out for pizza. I swear I don't see a Wisconsin license plate in
sight.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:15 PM (lwiT4)


Word is Madigan told Jabba to reopen the state so things should start to reopen this Friday and to open even more than was originally in Jabba's Phase 3. After destroying countless jobs and businesses Illinois state workers are scheduled to get pay raises on July 1. The lamp posts around here look very bare

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 05:23 PM (lHa/4)

200 Assimilation was once expected . Now it's cursed as racism.

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That's amazing to consider.

Us- "We believe everyone is capable of self fulfillment if given equal opportunity, and all colors can be productive, informed, capable Americans regardless of their parents, neighborhoods, or backgrounds."

Them - Racist!!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:24 PM (aden2)

201 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (9Om/r

Condolences. I've lost 7 uncles and aunts these past five years. Worse thing about getting older.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (2DOZq)

202 Over 1,000 Russian and Syrian mercenary fighters in Libya retreated from Tripolis frontlines to a town south of the capital on Sunday following a Turkish-backed military intervention, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.

Hope they kill each other

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (85Gof)

203 I've watched Fly Wild Alaska
It has some fascinating information about flying.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (8Fdcq)

204 There have been a few references to Irish Democracy lately so I looked it up.

It defines my attitude pretty well.

I also feel tho that the passive resistance will turn to active resistance at some point and then Kipling's poem about "began to hate" becomes relevant.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (IDhUW)

205 TheQuietMan - phase 3? I have to see if that op ens the churches up. From memory, I think maybe it's not till phase 4.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (lwiT4)

206 Posted by: Sigmund Freud at May 25, 2020 05:23 PM (CLteG)
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Should be on their site but a Good Friend tagged me in it on Fascistbook

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:26 PM (H22GW)

207 My paraphrase: You can emigrate to Britain (or
elsewhere) but you can never become British no matter how hard you try,
but if you emigrate legally to the US, you can become an American if you
want to!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:22 PM


^^^ This. "American" isn't an ethnicity. It's an allegiance to a set of ideas. Embrace them, you're my countryman. Turn your back on them, you're no countryman of mine, no matter where you live.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:26 PM (rBtIz)

208
Are there any good WWI public domain books written from the perspective of a working class soldier?

I know of two books. One was written by a Canadian. He was captured by the Germans very early in the war and sent to a PoW camp. His book revolves around prison camp life and attempts at escaping and making his way out of Germany. I simply dont recall the name of the book, but it was a good read.

Over the Top was authored by an American.

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front.

Posted by: 13times at May 25, 2020 05:28 PM (K3B2k)

209 "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."

General George S. Patton Jr


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2020 05:18 PM (i6uJ1)

I think a great nation can and should do both.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 05:30 PM (dLLD6)

210 TheQuietMan - phase 3? I have to see if that op ens the churches up. From memory, I think maybe it's not till phase 4.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:25 PM (lwiT4)


Phase 3 is all retail and now includes restaurants and barbers (YES!!!) I think churches are still limited to 10 people. But the DoJ joined the lawsuit against Jabba to reopen the state. It think the idiot is starting to feel the heat. The state is now another $7 billion in the hole due to the shut down. Good time to give state workers a raise

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 05:30 PM (lHa/4)

211 As to Illinois, Mike Madigan runs Illinois. Period. Do not be deceived by that gargantuan placeholder that currently plays the role of Governor.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:30 PM (bCLt0)

212 I post this, as I do every Memorial Day, because it is all that I can do. I do not forget, and I will not forget.

Other people could make longer lists, but this is mine. Friends, comrades-in-arms. Requiescat in pace guys, I think about you often.
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ROBERT NELSON MORDEN
PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Dec 19, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 8, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
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LLOYD WHITFIELD MOORE
HN - E3 - Navy - Regular

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jan 15, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 25, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
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CRAIG PHILIP AVERILL
CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jun 12, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 26, 1968
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
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GLENN BRANSON HAINES JR
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
18th Eng Bde

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 26, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 6, 1969
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
--------------------------

JOE WOFFORD EUBANKS
CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE

His tour began on Nov 13, 1971
Casualty was on Jun 2, 1972
In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
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RICHARD MICHAEL CAMPBELL
SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
9th Infantry Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 2, 1968
Casualty was on May 7, 1968
In GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 05:31 PM (ysC0S)

213 Good time to give state workers a raise



Unbelievable but not unbelievable.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

214
Us- "We believe everyone is capable of self fulfillment if given equal opportunity, and all colors can be productive, informed, capable Americans regardless of their parents, neighborhoods, or backgrounds."

Them - Racist!!!
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My experience tells me that this change came about thru gvt education.

I don't have any grand ideas on how to reverse it. I would like to see education privatized.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:31 PM (IDhUW)

215 I think most veterans today don't tell anyone much of what they did while in the military. And most people aren't interested in hearing it.
Certainly true of the WW2 veterans who didn't brag about how heroic they were. As a kid growing up I got to know a WW2 veteran who lost an eye (he wore an eye patch) he never told me how it happened. Maybe if I went to the VFW and sat at the bar, I'd hear war stories, I'd guess.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2020 05:32 PM (UF8gN)

216 I went down a G.K. Chesterton rabbit hole. I couldn't find the quote I was looking for, but I found this, which still rings true:

"All good Americans wish to fight the representatives they have chosen. All good Englishmen wish to forget the representatives they have chosen."

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2020 05:32 PM (/+bwe)

217 American POW camps for Germans were almost like summer camp. Our goodness is amazing in light of the power we yield. It does unfortunately come back to bite us in the butt quite often.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 05:33 PM (2DOZq)

218 Remember Michael Obama saying "All this for a damn flag?" at the 9/11 ceremony? I think it was after she had said that, for the first time in her adult lifetime, she was proud of America.

Serious question:

Think about the cities like Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, etc that turn entire states blue when it's time to vote for the president. What percentage of the population of those areas do you think would say they loved - and were proud of - America if they were asked?



Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:33 PM (aden2)

219

Left for a bit, grammie.
Saw your Beatles post and scrolled down to see if you were still here.

So, should I ask which song "they" said was #1?

Ps: auto-c still thinks you're a checkmark but I caught it this time.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:34 PM (xcF3W)

220 My dad was from Worcester, MA. He joined the USN during WWII and served in various theaters. He left the USN and joined the USA in time for the Korean Conflict. After, he joined the USAF and retired from the USAF after Vietnam. Thirty years, three wars.

He liked the military, but didn't recommend it as a career for his kids. Rather, he recommended giving some of your life to your country, and then doing your own thing.

So, I served six years in the USAF (I grew up on USAF bases before he retired), discovered I am an eternal civilian, and went on to do other things.

I am happy to be alive this day, and honor the sacrifices.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 05:35 PM (2D4Ga)

221 What percentage of the population of those areas do you think would say they loved - and were proud of - America if they were asked?


I think that's why I love Trump. He so obviously loves this country.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

222 I read a bit about the poem, and apparently Yeats wrote four about the Irish pilot, the last was really about the murder of Eileen Quinn - an Irish woman killed by the Black and Tans.


As there ever been a reason given for her murder? Ireland at the time was in revolt against Britain and both sides were killing members of the other side, including reprisals.


But this particular murder, where the Black and Tans shot her while driving by seems out of place.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 05:36 PM (WdocV)

223 TeeJ I think it's going to be Yesterday. There's only one song to go and it hasn't been played yet.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:37 PM (lwiT4)

224 https://bit.ly/2ZxQ7jz
*********
New estimate by the CDC brings down the COVID- 19 death rate to just 0.26% as against WHO's 3.4%

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:37 PM (H22GW)

225 I love that poem, CBD.

Lovely to read it again, thank you.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2020 05:37 PM (kIHih)

226 think that's why I love Trump. He so obviously loves this country.

-

Yep. It's obvious, too. Barry would smile and give speeches about my selfishness and what I owed his brothers while calling me his enemy. Trump smiles as he wants us all to get rich.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:38 PM (aden2)

227 223 TeeJ I think it's going to be Yesterday. There's only one song to go and it hasn't been played yet.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:37 PM (lwiT4)


Is that Your favorite?? Not mine, though it's good.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:38 PM (bCLt0)

228 Anyone else watch the PBS special on the USS Indianapolis? I really only knew the shark angle of the story from the movie Jaws. WOW is there a lot more to the story. Really well done piece. Room got very dusty.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 25, 2020 05:39 PM (oAY8z)

229 Berserker,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your aunt, but can imagine the joy at the reunion with your uncle. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks to all who have shared personal stories and names, I will pour out a drink for the Horde's victorious dead later his afternoon.

And I remind myself and others that while there remains one person wiling to fight for American values that independent spirit lives on.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:40 PM (IDhUW)

230 Tubal my favorite is Here Comes the Sun, And I Love Her, and Happy just to Dance With You.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

231 And If I Fell In Love With You. And Because.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:41 PM (lwiT4)

232 And I've Just Seen A Face

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:42 PM (lwiT4)

233 230 Tubal my favorite is Here Comes the Sun, And I Love Her, and Happy just to Dance With You.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

Nice choices!!! For me, Blackbird, Norwegian Wood, Ticket to Ride.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:43 PM (bCLt0)

234 I'll stop now

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:43 PM (lwiT4)

235 228
Anyone else watch the PBS special on the USS Indianapolis? I really only
knew the shark angle of the story from the movie Jaws. WOW is there a
lot more to the story. Really well done piece. Room got very dusty.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 25, 2020 05:39 PM (oAY8z)
There is an excellent book on the USS Indianapolis. Look for this one:
INDIANAPOLIS

By Lynn Vincent Sara Vladic

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (D3cJf)

236 158 Ireland is often called the land of happy wars and sad love songs because they've gone off to fight for every cause but their own. They're called the Wild Geese, and there's actually a museum of them in Galway (I think.)
Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 05:12 PM (sGotD)

Yeppers. 5 generations ago 4 brothers came here and fought. My forefather brought quarter of a million acres of land with the money from the other brothers. Mind you they had to leave Norn as they had been there for 200 years late of lowland Scotland, kicking shit out of the Paddies in The Pale and it was time to invade another country.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (bgJ0E)

237 234 I'll stop now
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:43 PM (lwiT4)


Eleanor Rigby.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (bCLt0)

238 #222

Irish mother from Galway, American father from Worcester, MA, grew up in Co. Galway, Ireland, where the Black and Tans are still cursed.

99.2% Irish, according to 23andMe.

Yeats lived close to Gort, where there were any number of Black and Tan outrages, up to and including public torture and burning's alive.

I'm afraid Great Britain did not distinguish itself for its sobriety, restraint, and rectitude, as it was losing its first colony.

Still. What can ye do?

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (2D4Ga)

239 "Anyone else watch the PBS special on the USS Indianapolis?"

What a horrible story. Such a terrible fate for the survivors.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (w7KSn)

240 The Dental Tribune?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (yQpMk)

241 Grammie,

You could do your own personal top 40

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (IDhUW)

242

"Yesterday"

Heh, Gary wrote a song about Hank Sr called 29.

In it...
You wrote those songs to sing my life
You lived too damn hard, you died at 29

And now,,, I long for yesterday

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:45 PM (xcF3W)

243

Eleanor Rigby.
Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (bCLt0)


The strings on that are incredible

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:45 PM (lwiT4)

244 The Dental Tribune?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM

NGU has a newsletter? Sweet!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:45 PM (rBtIz)

245 Anyone else watch the PBS special on the USS Indianapolis? I really only knew the shark angle of the story from the movie Jaws. WOW is there a lot more to the story. Really well done piece. Room got very dusty.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 25, 2020 05:39 PM (oAY8z)


There's a fairly popular book about it, "In Harm's Way", published 2001. It's got the story of the last cruise and the survivors' ordeal, bookended with the story of Captain McVay. Despite the Japanese captain testifying in his defense, the Navy placed the blame on him, and he was never able to move past it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2020 05:46 PM (t+qrx)

246 sorry redc
dunno why that's a 404

scroll down to #7

https://filipiknow.net/traitors-in-philippine-history/

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 05:46 PM (G546f)

247 But this particular murder, where the Black and Tans shot her while driving by seems out of place.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 05:36 PM (WdocV)

I think in every war - and civil conflicts are always the most vicious of them all - you reach a point where at least some of the participants just say "I don't give a shit anymore, I'm gonna kill the next person I see." And they do. Wars at that point don't need a reason for the killing anymore, it's just barbarity and savagery unchecked. Ireland, sadly, has seen a lot of that.

I read up a while back on Cromwell's experience in Ireland, and why his army was so vicious. I believe the core reason was this his army had already been fighting a civil war for 6 or 7 years, and they had won, and they were ready to be done. (but this also meant that they were now extremely good at fighting, and very hardened to death and terror). So they went over to Ireland all pissed off, and wanting to be get this over with, and pretty quickly they decided the best way to do that was to kill every man, woman, and child they ran into, which is pretty much what they proceeded to do. They were a large, very powerful army, and they just didn't give a shit anymore about what they did, or how they did it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:46 PM (trdmm)

248 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (IDhUW)


I could. !

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:46 PM (lwiT4)

249 The Irish can write fight songs too - "come out ye black and tans"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:47 PM (IDhUW)

250 The Dental Tribune?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM

NGU has a newsletter? Sweet!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:45 PM (rBtIz)
*********
What I found & it is official CDC stats in it

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:47 PM (H22GW)

251 Here is the CDC document they are commenting on.

https://bit.ly/3c50ON0

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 25, 2020 05:48 PM (yQpMk)

252

grammie, @230-232
Anand she makes me laugh again.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:48 PM (xcF3W)

253 248 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:44 PM (IDhUW)


I could. !
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:46 PM (lwiT4)

I kinda have a passion for Jefferson Airplane that way. Although they are rather a scruffier lot.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:48 PM (bCLt0)

254 Echo the thanks to all who posted names and stories. Too often we overlook the person involved in the fight. Each one had a story, a family, friends, brothers in arms, and perhaps a sweetheart back at home.I too will toast to their sacrifice and praise God for them and their sacrifice. May His perpetual Light shine upon each of them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 25, 2020 05:48 PM (D3cJf)

255 Yeats lived close to Gort, where there were any number of Black and Tan outrages, up to and including public torture and burning's alive.

Gort? KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!!

yeah, shoot me now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 05:48 PM (trdmm)

256 Recommendation on Muldoon's book too.
In miniature gaming might be considered weird WWII.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 05:49 PM (ZCEU2)

257 The Beatles are a prime example of the whole being greater than its' parts, grammie.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:50 PM (bCLt0)

258 I think that's why I love Trump. He so obviously loves this country.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

It is sad that this is in any way noteworthy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 05:51 PM (dLLD6)

259

And hello American K.
Hope you and yours are well.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:51 PM (xcF3W)

260 I only had 2 relatives who served in combat

my uncle in the 82nd Airborne, WWII, and my mother's uncle or great-uncle, who served in N Africa with British 8th Army WWII

God Bless all who lost their lives defending freedom

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 25, 2020 05:51 PM (iTXRQ)

261 The Irish can write fight songs too - "come out ye black and tans"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:47 PM (IDhUW)


Cheer cheer for old Notre DameWake up the echoes calling her name

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 05:52 PM (lHa/4)

262 Yeats writes some powerful words there.
I got goosebumps.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2020 05:52 PM (mYoqi)

263 This is probably the link to the CDC release

https://tinyurl.com/y8h2yqse

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:52 PM (aden2)

264 It is sad that this is in any way noteworthy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 05:51 PM

And damning that Michelle Obama could openly say that her husband's nomination was the first time in her adult life that she was proud of her country. Ungrateful beeyatch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:53 PM (rBtIz)

265 See how long the morons wear their masks in this heat & humidity with out dropping over lets. Yes, hrrrm. Yoda Speak

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 05:53 PM (H22GW)

266 Missed it by that much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 05:53 PM (aden2)

267 Hiya TeeJ

All is well here. Like the new look of the nic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:54 PM (IDhUW)

268 247 But this particular murder, where the Black and Tans shot her while driving by seems out of place.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2020 05:36 PM (WdocV)

It's still in the very recent past, a distant cousin with my brothers exact name was murdered by the ira provos. Tortured, kneecaps drilled out and finally breeze blocked. It was probably a drug war thing really but as he was Red Hand, it was put down as political.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 05:54 PM (bgJ0E)

269 #20 if we would have blockaded Japan, our Obama would have surrendered to them.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2020 05:55 PM (mYoqi)

270 These days the real battles are the budget battles inside the 5-sided wind tunnel.

Chores part duex await.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2020 05:55 PM (u82oZ)

271 #158

I don't know of an actual Wild Geese museum in Galway.

There's a pretty decent Galway museum down by the Spanish Arch. Maybe that's what you're thinking about.

Also, there's a memorial to the Galway Rangers (Yeah! Irish Rangers before American Rangers!!!) in St Nicholas' Cathedral (Just turned 700 years old, with memories of Cromwell.) in, well, St Nicholas' Cathedral, opposite St Pats. (My primary school.)

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 05:56 PM (2D4Ga)

272

The new look was Mlii's idea.
Said "seeing" it that way helped her remember how to pronounce it.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:58 PM (xcF3W)

273 Speaking of Wild Geese

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:58 PM (bCLt0)

274 Speaking of Wild Geese

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:58 PM (bCLt0)


The Richard Burton, Roger Moore movie of that name is on?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (lHa/4)

275 It's still in the very recent past, a distant cousin with my brothers exact name was murdered by the ira provos. Tortured, kneecaps drilled out and finally breeze blocked. It was probably a drug war thing really but as he was Red Hand, it was put down as political.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 05:54 PM (bgJ0E)

Yup......I was in East Belfast in 2000. Some taxis refused to drive you to West Belfast but would take me to a pub where I could call a West Belfast taxi. The hotel I stayed at in East Belfast was lit up with the sound of gunfire in the early a.m. from the gangs going at it in a drug turf war.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (Z+IKu)

276 ^^^ This. "American" isn't an ethnicity. It's an allegiance to a set of ideas. Embrace them, you're my countryman. Turn your back on them, you're no countryman of mine, no matter where you live.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2020 05:26 PM (rBtIz)


Exactly, but more and more it would seem you should be using the past tense thre!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (6wiwL)

277

Just don't think I've changed.
Still just a lower case guy.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (xcF3W)

278 Nice choice of poem CBD

I hadn't read it before and it will stay with me.

It might be considered dark but not all truth is happy. Not all art is pleasant. But truth always resonates.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (IDhUW)

279 274 Speaking of Wild Geese

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 05:58 PM (bCLt0)


The Richard Burton, Roger Moore movie of that name is on?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (lHa/4)

Perhaps, but the shit all over the boat ramp was kind of on my mind at the moment.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:00 PM (bCLt0)

280 Regarding the CDC, look at Scenario 5

Am I reading it wrong or are they saying the best estimate for fatalities using current knowledge and actual science is 0.004%

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 06:00 PM (aden2)

281 275

Yup......I was in East Belfast in 2000. Some taxis refused to drive you to West Belfast but would take me to a pub where I could call a West Belfast taxi. The hotel I stayed at in East Belfast was lit up with the sound of gunfire in the early a.m. from the gangs going at it in a drug turf war.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 05:59 PM (Z+IKu)

So, a Celtic Juarez, then.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:01 PM (bCLt0)

282 272

The new look was Mlii's idea.
Said "seeing" it that way helped her remember how to pronounce it.

Just don't think I've changed.
Still just a lower case guy.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 05:58 PM (xcF3W)

Lol, you'll always be teej to me.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:02 PM (IDhUW)

283 Some family crests in Ireland have an image of a goose that has been run through with an arrow. The Latin motto reads "Transfixed sed non mortus". Transfixed, but not dead.
That puzzled me for years.
I then learned that if you were "transfixed" in battle, you were run through with a lance. At that point, you have 2 choices a) die, or b) continue pushing the lance through your body so as to close with the enemy who ran you through and get at his neck.
That explains the image.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 25, 2020 06:03 PM (w7KSn)

284 280 Regarding the CDC, look at Scenario 5

Am I reading it wrong or are they saying the best estimate for fatalities using current knowledge and actual science is 0.004%
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 06:00 PM (aden2)


So, like death by grizzly bear, then.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:03 PM (bCLt0)

285 I'm learning to play a fingerstyle version of Eleanor Rigby on guitar, and since it's just me and I've no string quartet, my thumb is playing the part of the cello, thumping along in 4/4 time. My fingers do a combo of melody and the syncopated march done by a violin and viola.

"Oh, look at all those masked-up people"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 25, 2020 06:04 PM (+fPHo)

286 Transfixus, sed non mortus.
Dang auto correct.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 25, 2020 06:04 PM (w7KSn)

287 I was Transfixed by Morena Baccarin, the first time I saw her.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:05 PM (bCLt0)

288 Les Kinetic thats funny

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:05 PM (ZCEU2)

289 Now that I think about it, if you're ever in Galway, Ireland, do visit St Nicholas' Cathedral, just to see the walls inside the cathedral. All sorts of British Army officers buried in the walls, killed in all sorts of creative ways, including one poor man killed by the boar he was hunting.

Then, there are all the statues with their faces beaten off when Cromwell stationed his cavalry in the cathedral in, oh, 1645, or thereabouts.

Helluva a city to grow up in.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 06:05 PM (2D4Ga)

290 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2020 05:31 PM (ysC0S)

May God bless them and their families!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 06:05 PM (6wiwL)

291 Dear Lord,

Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
-As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?

A poem carried by Eleanor Roosevelt in her purse, given to her by coordinator for American, British and Canadian intelligence, Sir William Stephenson

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (VDbGO)

292

We'll let in everybody except the Irish.

Posted by: Ped Xing at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (d6DSt)

293

@285 - Les

Show off.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (xcF3W)

294
sorry redc
dunno why that's a 404

scroll down to #7

https://filipiknow.net/traitors-in-philippine-history/
Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book


I wonder if that picture is from American Guerrilla in the Philippines?

www.imdb.com/title/tt0042195

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (aKsyK)

295 283 Some family crests in Ireland have an image of a goose that has been run through with an arrow. The Latin motto reads "Transfixed sed non mortus". Transfixed, but not dead.
That puzzled me for years.
I then learned that if you were "transfixed" in battle, you were run through with a lance. At that point, you have 2 choices a) die, or b) continue pushing the lance through your body so as to close with the enemy who ran you through and get at his neck.
That explains the image.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 25, 2020 06:03 PM (w7KSn)

Interesting, I've heard there's a saying but I've only seen it once"you can kill an Irishman, but you can't beat him" that fits that image perfectly.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (IDhUW)

296 I'm just glad garrett is not around to comment on the Beatles discussion.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:08 PM (2DOZq)

297 From my mother's sleep I fell into the State
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2020 06:09 PM (qQ7kL)

298
296 I'm just glad garrett is not around to comment on the Beatles discussion.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:08 PM (2DOZq)

True fan, is he??

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:09 PM (bCLt0)

299 Yeats is the best poet. Wilde is the best wit,

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:09 PM (2DOZq)

300 Transfixus, sed non mortus.
Dang auto correct.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 25, 2020


*
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I was puzzled why the crest would mix English ("transfixed") and Latin like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2020 06:09 PM (rpbg1)

301 299 Yeats is the best poet. Wilde is the best wit,
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:09 PM (2DOZq)

Where does Lewis Carroll fit in??

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:11 PM (bCLt0)

302 291 Dear Lord,

Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
-As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?

A poem carried by Eleanor Roosevelt in her purse, given to her by coordinator for American, British and Canadian intelligence, Sir William Stephenson

Now there is a poem to remember in this time of Plagues. And I don't speak of the ChiVi bit of the corrupt and evil in our country.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:11 PM (IDhUW)

303 Where does Lewis Carroll fit in??
Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:11 PM (bCLt0)

Best Satirist ?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:11 PM (2DOZq)

304 292

We'll let in everybody except the Irish.
Posted by: Ped Xing at May 25, 2020 06:06 PM (d6DSt)

the Irish go where they want.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:12 PM (IDhUW)

305 Am I reading it wrong or are they saying the best estimate for fatalities using current knowledge and actual science is 0.004%

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 06:00 PM (aden2)

No...those are ratios. Move the decimal point two places to the right for a percentage.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 06:12 PM (dLLD6)

306 My family was loaded with vets. I don't think anybody served after vietnam. most of us were really young when Vietnam ended, some being born after it ended, but the oldest of the cousins were in vietnam. There was a pretty good age gap between us, so the youngest of us came of age when there was nothing going on, and already had careers and kids by the time the gulf war happened. I'm in the younger group, because my parents were the babies of their families. My father was Army, but that was late 1950's, and probably the only vet in the family that didn't see combat. My uncles were all WWII or Korea. Man, the stories they told. The vietnam guys, yeah they didn't say much.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2020 06:12 PM (9Om/r)

307 Who is the happy Warrior....
That every man in arms should wish to be?
-It is the generous spirit...
Who, doomed to go in company with Pain,
And Fear, and Bloodshed...
Turns his necessity to glorious gain...
And in himself possess his own desire...
And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait
For wealth, or honors, or for worldly state...
And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law
In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.

Wordsworth

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 25, 2020 06:13 PM (VDbGO)

308 the Irish go where they want.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Bars and potato fields?

That's the only place my ancestors went, until they got tossed in the prison ships and exported...

Posted by: Ped Xing at May 25, 2020 06:13 PM (d6DSt)

309 Thanks to CBD and JJ.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at May 25, 2020 06:14 PM (MEwb6)

310 One of a few WWII stories I have had the privilege of being told by the old fellas. Whilst living in London for a time in the late 80's, I worked with an older (60's) bloke called Charlie. Charlie was very tall for a Cockney, swore like a trooper, loved a pint , limped badly in his Doc Marten boots and was a really top bloke. After some time of working together , once he worked out what I was saying (Kiwi vs Cockney), and he knew I was mil spec, he came to like me. One day after Armistice Day I spotted a 1st Para Brigade badge on his shirt, so I knew he was a Para. Charlie had never said anything. A day later after a Friday liquid lunch I asked him, why do you limp so much you old bugger? " Fark off you cheeky twat, I limp because I is only got one toe"
How come you only got one toe?
"Dropped at Arnham, got to the road, walked for two minutes and stepped on a Shu mine."

Utter respect..
Here's to you Charlie.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 06:14 PM (bgJ0E)

311

"True fan, is he?"
Meh, I just consider the source.

Now, I'll be getting back to Debt of Honor.

Until or unless the phone rings.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 25, 2020 06:15 PM (xcF3W)

312 No...those are ratios. Move the decimal point two places to the right for a percentage.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 06:12 PM (dLLD6)
-

Thanks. Re-reading it I saw the percentages mentioned above the section and took the wrong impression.

So 2/5ths of 1%

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 25, 2020 06:15 PM (aden2)

313 I am ancestrally a British Isles mutt, then they all came to America, which confused the issue.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2020 06:16 PM (bCLt0)

314 Oh, that line, " . . . black flak and the nightmare fighters," is the name of a band out of Salt Lake.

Literary rockers, them mormons.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 25, 2020 06:16 PM (+fPHo)

315 Now I'm wishing I was home, to put lilac flowers on the graves. My family has two members who have flags next to their stones. One year one was missing a flag and my grandma went to the office to get one to place on site.

Thanks for the company, I'm heading down to the water.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:18 PM (IDhUW)

316 My favorite war movie is Battleground.. The main reason is it has my favorite ending.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (2DOZq)

317 Bars and potato fields?

That's the only place my ancestors went, until they got tossed in the prison ships and exported...


'Cuz if you ain't 21, you ain't Black, Jack!

Posted by: Joe Biden-tender at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (Ypqc1)

318 ''I think that's why I love Trump. He so obviously loves this country.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

It is sad that this is in any way noteworthy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 05:51 PM (dLLD6)''

Sad indeed as love of country used to be counted as a given when speaking of American presidents and their countrymen.

Posted by: Tuna at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (gLRfa)

319 He died in an hour and a quarter
And this was the reason he died;
He'd forgotten the fact that iota
Was the maximum angle of glide.

From a requiem sung at English Flying Corps parties....

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (VDbGO)

320 Assume 200k dead that lose 20 years each and American longevity goes down by 4.6 days.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (9TdxA)

321 Assume 200k dead that lose 20 years each and American longevity goes down by 4.6 days.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (9TdxA)


Don't empower the Karens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 06:22 PM (6wiwL)

322
'Cuz if you ain't 21, you ain't Black, Jack!
Posted by: Joe Biden-tender at May 25, 2020 06:20 PM (Ypqc1)


Do Democrats automatically expect the wi**er vote too?

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:23 PM (Zz0t1)

323 It sounds partisan but the only two Presidents that I question their love for America is Clinton and Obama.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:23 PM (2DOZq)

324 One of a few WWII stories I have had the privilege of being told by the old fellas. Whilst living in London for a time in the late 80's, I worked with an older (60's) bloke called Charlie. Charlie was very tall for a Cockney, swore like a trooper, loved a pint , limped badly in his Doc Marten boots and was a really top bloke. After some time of working together , once he worked out what I was saying (Kiwi vs Cockney), and he knew I was mil spec, he came to like me. One day after Armistice Day I spotted a 1st Para Brigade badge on his shirt, so I knew he was a Para. Charlie had never said anything. A day later after a Friday liquid lunch I asked him, why do you limp so much you old bugger? " Fark off you cheeky twat, I limp because I is only got one toe"
How come you only got one toe?
"Dropped at Arnham, got to the road, walked for two minutes and stepped on a Shu mine."

Utter respect..
Here's to you Charlie.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 06:14
-------------------------------
What a great story. Can anyone translate?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

325 A poem carried by Eleanor Roosevelt in her purse, given to her by
coordinator for American, British and Canadian intelligence, Sir William
Stephenso.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2020 06:11 PM (IDhUW)



What, no hot sauce.....

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2020 06:24 PM (iTUCF)

326 @Les Kinetic, I should have listed the source. I thought everyone would recognize it, but maybe not. "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner," Randall Jarrell.

Today we remember:

CPT Mike Ritz
SSG Gary Epps
LTC Dominic "Rocky" Baragona
COL (Dr) Brian Allgood

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2020 06:24 PM (qQ7kL)

327 Why, flier shearing the rare strata of air
Knowing the awakening of speed shared
by no bird
Why, when the whole ocean of resilient air
is yours
Stoop to consider the cramped earth?...
Note with aloof and precise observation
gestations in opening mushrooms of
The crude flame and expelled dust
That foul the floor of your cage.
And remember that you alone
Can escape through the single door
Open to Heaven.

Sir William Stephenson

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 25, 2020 06:25 PM (VDbGO)

328
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 06:14
-------------------------------
What a great story. Can anyone translate?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

I SAID,CAN YOU SEE MY LIPS MOVING?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 06:25 PM (bgJ0E)

329 Should have had a "j/k" after my post, NZFrank.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 06:26 PM (Dhht7)

330 Vox
@voxdotcom
We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce [war], to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters," writes @dylanmatt

https://tinyurl.com/ydydrtdw

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2020 06:26 PM (wiXsO)

331 Japan lost the battle of Midway again, you might think they keep trying movie after movie and they would get it right once.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (ZCEU2)

332 We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce [war], to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters," writes @dylanmatt

https://tinyurl.com/ydydrtdw
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2020 06:26 PM (wiXsO)

Someone should respond that Neville Chamberlain is already remembered in history.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (2DOZq)

333 No wucking furries, olddog I only speak snark. Cheers.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (bgJ0E)

334 73 45---The idea seemed to have meaning for Spike, so I offer it to the Horde.

Thanks for that. Very thought provoking. And I think true. I know that's how my son feels about his service. He always says there are moments that are bigger than us. He chose to join the marines after he saw Saving Private Ryan. He told me, 'Mom, someone from my generation has to be willing to do what they did. His enlistment was up 2 days after 9/11, but he reupped because that was one of those 'moments'.

Posted by: marinemom at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (RS5cU)

335 I put up a new post if anyone cares to adjourn to a lighter thread...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (dLLD6)

336 For the first time, I pan seared steaks and finished them in the oven.

Overcooked it and I'm very disappointed.

Other than that, the corn turned out perfect, the mushrooms and onions in red wine sauce and the wife's salad is darn good.

But I know full well that because of what this day means, I'm able to sit here, eat my beef, corn and salad, drink a beer and feel proud to be an American.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 06:28 PM (Zz0t1)

337 >>> We ought to also set aside time to remember those

When is the strafing run at Vox.?

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2020 06:30 PM (FgJKq)

338 One side cannot stop a war if the other side is dead set for it.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

339 chiang had to fight the communists who mostly did not confront the japanese, and the imperial army, was their corruption of aid monies, probably, that's practically a given,
was their corruption among mao's cohort, without a doubt, but 60 million dead, probably covers over a great deal

Posted by: gaius martius at May 25, 2020 06:31 PM (hMlTh)

340 I'm reading up on Paddy Mayne, a northern Irishman who was the first recruit into the SAS during WWII. Before the war he starred at rugby for Ireland and the British Lions. His wartime
exploits were unbelievable. The early ones inspired the Rat Patrol.

He should have been awarded the Victoria Cross thrice but he had beaten up a superior officer who crossed him (he had shot Paddy's pet dog) and ... he was Irish

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2020 06:32 PM (9TdxA)

341 The father of our best friends in SoCal, was a 14 yr old kid on Guam during the Japanese occupation. We used to go to The Sons and Daughters of Guam club on Memorial Day with them.

A hushed story circulated around the members about how he had snuck out of the caves with some of his friends and wrecked havoc with Japanese patrols on the island. The Guam resistance.

https://www.usrepresented.com/2018/06/14/guam/

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 25, 2020 06:33 PM (/VzmO)

342 Traveling Man you put up that AoSHq monopoly board ? Copied it and just around to seeing it, cool.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 06:35 PM (ZCEU2)

343 336 For the first time, I pan seared steaks and finished them in the oven.

==

try the opposite - oven first (very low, 200-250F), then sear on hot hot pan

Posted by: vmom with link to Muldoon's WW2 book at May 25, 2020 06:38 PM (G546f)

344 #340

I think part of the legend is making a squadron of Luftwaffe bombers inoperable by tearing out the flight controls with his bare hands.

There was also something about fireballs out of his arse, but my memory fails me.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 06:39 PM (2D4Ga)

345 @344 true. They had run out of explosives,

Paddy liked walking into mess halls and killing every German in sight

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2020 06:44 PM (9TdxA)

346 I don't know of an actual Wild Geese museum in Galway.
There's a pretty decent Galway museum down by the Spanish Arch. Maybe that's what you're thinking about.
Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 05:56 PM (2D4Ga)
~~~~~

Sorry about that. I meant the county, not the city. I think it was at a castle somewhere in Galway. But don't quote me on that! LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 06:51 PM (sGotD)

347 #346

Castles. Ireland. Well, there you have me.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 07:08 PM (2D4Ga)

348 Alright, Patrick, I Bing'd it. Here ya go:

http://indigo.ie/~wildgees/index.htm

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 07:17 PM (sGotD)

349 My apologies. I meant no insult. My uncle Sean (now in his 90's) lives in Portumna. I'm ashamed I ever missed it.

Thanks for that.

Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (2D4Ga)

350 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pseIvKOlCIE

Ste. Mere Eglise liberation parade.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 25, 2020 07:22 PM (fikzx)

351 My apologies. I meant no insult. My uncle Sean (now in his 90's) lives in Portumna. I'm ashamed I ever missed it.
Thanks for that.
Posted by: Patrick C Carroll at May 25, 2020 07:20 PM (2D4Ga)
~~~~~

Please don't apologize! I took no offense at all. In fact, I should have looked it up at first.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2020 07:54 PM (sGotD)

352 This is absolutely amazing reading through these threads. Jumping back and froth from HQ to google to learn more. Thankx to many above for their knowledge. It was my great honor in the early 70's to meet and know for several years two survivors of the Death March of Bataan. Both men with cold hard steely eyes and would never speak unless spoken to.

Posted by: Sherpa_k2 at May 25, 2020 08:14 PM (EGaJQ)

Memorial Day 2020

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It seems that with each passing year, I become more emotional about this day and what it means. One side of my family owes their lives to the GIs who liberated them while the other side lost a son defending this country out in the Pacific. Since the beginning of this nation, everything we have done and everything we have achieved could not have been possible without their sacrificing their futures for ours. G-d bless their memory and to each of you who lost someone who made that sacrifice.

...On Memorial Day in 1945, General [Lucian K.] Truscott was asked to give a speech at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy, where many of the fallen from the Italian campaign were buried. When he took to the podium, he turned his back to the audience and fanfare and simply began to speak to the crosses of the fallen. Famed WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin was present; he offered the following observations, summing up the character and abilities of General Lucian Truscott.

Mauldin wrote: "He apologized to the dead men for their presence here. He said everybody tells leaders it is not their fault that men get killed in war, but that every leader knows in his heart this is not altogether true.

"He said he hoped anybody here through any mistake of his would forgive him, but he realized that was asking a hell of a lot under the circumstances... he would not speak about the glorious dead because he didn't see much glory in getting killed if you were in your late teens or early twenties.

"He promised that if in the future he ran into anybody, especially old men, who thought death in battle was glorious, he would straighten them out. He said he thought that was the least he could do."


Carentan, O Carentan
by Louis Simpson

Trees in the old days used to stand
And shape a shady lane
Where lovers wandered hand in hand
Who came from Carentan.

This was the shining green canal
Where we came two by two
Walking at combat-interval
Such trees we never knew.

The day was early June, the ground
Was soft and bright with dew
Far away the guns did sound,
But here the sky was blue.

The sky was blue, but there a smoke
Hung still above the sea
Where the ships together spoke
To towns we could not see.

Could you have seen us through a glass
You would have said a walk
Of farmers out to turn the grass,
Each with his own hay-fork.

The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited til it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.

I must lie down at once, there is
A hammer at my knee.
And call it death or cowardice,
Don't count again on me.

Everything's all right, Mother,
Everyone gets the same
At one time or another.
It's all in the game.

I never strolled, nor ever shall,
Down such a leafy lane.
I never drank in a canal,
Nor ever shall again.

There is a whistling in the leaves
And it is not the wind,
The twigs are falling from the knives
That cut men to the ground.

Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
The way to turn and shoot.
But the Sergeant's silent
That taught me how to do it.

O Captain, show us quickly
Our place upon the map.
But the Captain's sickly
And taking a long nap.

Lieutenant, what's my duty,
My place in the platoon?
He too's a sleeping beauty,
Charmed by that strange tune.

Carentan, O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.

* * * * * * *

Vergissmeinnicht
Keith Douglas

Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
we found the place again, and found
the soldier sprawling in the sun.

The frowning barrel of his gun
overshadowing. As we came on
that day, he hit my tank with one
like the entry of a demon.

Look, Here in the gunpit spoil
the dishonored picture of his girl
who has put: Steffi. Vergissmeinnicht
in a copybook gothic script.

We see him almost with content,
abased, and seeming to have paid
and mocked at by his own equipment
that's hard and good when he's decayed

But she would weep to see today,
how on his skin the swart flies move;
the dust upon the paper eye
and the burst stomach like a cave.

For here the lover and killer are mingled
who had one body and one heart.
And death who had the soldier singled
had done the lover mortal hurt.

(Capt. Keith Douglas, UK, was killed in action by mortar fire while advancing from Bayeux, 6/9/44.)

* * * * * * *
(Son to Father...)
Do not call me, father. Do not seek me.
Do not call me. Do not wish me back.
We're on a route uncharted, fire and blood erase
our track.

On we fly on wings of thunder, never more to
sheathe our swords.
All of us in battle fallen - not to be brought back by
words.

Will there be a rendezvous? I know not. I only know
we still must fight.
We are sand grains in infinity, never to meet.
nevermore to see light.

(Father to Son...)
Farewell, then my son. Farewell then my conscience.
Farewell my youth, my solace, my one and my only.

Let this farewell be the end of the story,
A solitude vast in which none is more lonely,
In which you remained barred forever
From light, from air, with your death pains untold.
Untold and unsoothed, never to be resurrected.
Forever and ever an 18 year old.

Farewell then.
No trains ever come from those regions,
Unscheduled and scheduled.
No aeroplanes fly there.

Farewell then my son,
For no miracles happen, as in this world
Dreams do not come true.

Farewell.
I will dream of you still as a baby,
Treading the earth with little strong toes,
The earth where already so many lie buried.

This song to my son, then, is come to its close.

(Extract from a poem by Jr. Lt. Vladimir Pavlovich Antokolski. Killed in action, June 6th, 1942)

* * * * * * *


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 02:00 PM




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1 Thank you to those that made this country.

Posted by: rd at May 25, 2020 02:02 PM (+0uDE)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at May 25, 2020 02:03 PM (iSm7o)

3 Beautiful...

Posted by: Georgia Jarhead at May 25, 2020 02:04 PM (pDd+Q)

4 Well done, JJ

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 02:04 PM (VNfwt)

5 My eternal gratitude to those that gave everything to preserve our Country.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 02:05 PM (G3ow5)

6 Very emotional

Posted by: A lotta nerve at May 25, 2020 02:08 PM (JdcHc)

7 Better than anything I could have said, JJ.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 25, 2020 02:08 PM (cqteU)

8 On the things that the Chinese Virus ruined a traditional Memorial Day?
The old timers from the American legion stationed outside of the supermarket selling the Remembrance Poppies a few days before Memorial Day.

My dad taught that we always, always had to stop and donate to get the poppies. "It's important to never forget those soldiers." Dad was a happy-go-lucky, vivacious man, but when it came to Memorial Day, he was as solemn as could be.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 25, 2020 02:10 PM (8/7u2)

9 Greetings:

Back in the summer of the last '68, I was doing my military service down in Texas, which, besides the Bronx, is the place I'd most like to be from. For several months, I was assigned to the base's funeral detail. We would provide pallbearers and a rifle squad for those requesting military funerals in the local area.

Military-wise, it wasn't bad duty. On the days when we weren't scheduled for a funeral, we would spend several hours practicing our "drill & ceremonies" and a couple more squaring away our uniforms and equipment. On funeral days, we would head out as early as necessary on a 44-passenger bus, often in civilian clothes or else fatigues with our first-class uniforms and equipment in tow. Often we would change into our duty uniforms at the funeral home, once in the casket display room, or on the bus itself.

It being Texas and the Viet Nam war being in full swing, we often had several funerals a week to perform. There was a certain spectrum from the World War graduates through the Viet Nam casualties. The former might involve a local veterans' group and an afterward BBQ or such. The latter were somewhat more emotionally raw as most of us were facing our own deployments in the near future.

Two funerals of the latter sort have stayed with me through the years. The first was of a young Private First Class who had been MIA for several months before his remains were recovered. I was on the pallbearer squad that day and when we went to lift the casket, it almost flew up in the air. There was so little of the young soldier left that we totally overestimated the weight we were lifting and almost looked decidedly unprofessional.

The other was that of a Negro Specialist 4th Class. I was in the rifle squad that day. In the rendering of military honors, there is a momentary pause between the end of the (21-gun) rifle salute and the beginning of the playing of "Taps". It is a moment of profound silence in most cases. During that moment, the young soldier's mother gave out a yowl from the depths of her grief that so startled me that I almost dropped the rifle out of my hands. That yowl echoes within me still.

I'll readily admit that, as a result of my experiences, I became much imbued with a sense of duty and respect to and for our fallen. Hopefully, today, when our media do their reporting they will show some of the same and let "Taps" be played out in its entirety. It would be nice for a change.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 25, 2020 02:12 PM (evgyj)

10 I remember the poppies being sold as a kid but it's been years since I've seen any. I did get one of the Tower of London ceramic poppies--my great grandfather's brother died in Iraq during the Mesopotamian campaign of WWI.

Posted by: Lirio100 at May 25, 2020 02:13 PM (JK7Jw)

11 Thank you, J.J.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2020 02:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

12 True,there is no soldier on the battlefield that would not rather be home and I have a hard time understanding why the Politicians that order it should not be ALL SHOT when THEY DECIDE to stop it and strut upon the stage of "victory" and pin medallions on their weak chests.
Weak men order scared people into battle and they go....it is the gene that is working now with the lockdown syndrome.
Shame folk into following crazy orders and some laude them Amazing !!!???

Make the

Posted by: saf at May 25, 2020 02:13 PM (5IHGB)

13 *sniff, drip*

Thank you, J.J. You really put your heart in this one.

Posted by: creeper at May 25, 2020 02:14 PM (XxJt1)

14 Thanks JJ

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 25, 2020 02:14 PM (Ki23z)

15 Thanks J.J.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 25, 2020 02:15 PM (8B6Ng)

16 Thanks

Posted by: CN at May 25, 2020 02:18 PM (ONvIw)

17 Thank you JJ

Called new post below.

Took awhile. My iPad doesn't like something on the main page.

Posted by: rd at May 25, 2020 02:18 PM (+0uDE)

18 Very appropriate, JJ.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2020 02:19 PM (CDVfT)

19 Thanks, JJ, and of course more than thanks, to All of Them.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 02:21 PM (El6T/)

20 Beautiful tribute, JJ.

As a nation, we are blessed by the actions of these soldiers. May their spirit inspire us to maintain freedom.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 25, 2020 02:21 PM (8/7u2)

21 Excellent post, JJ

Posted by: navybrat, larger than life at May 25, 2020 02:21 PM (w7KSn)

22 Thank you, JJ, for the wonderful post, with such poignant poems written during times of war. I remember the last poem from the series "World at War", spoken by Laurence Olivier in one of the episodes about the Russian front. So incredibly moving, and tear-provoking.

God bless and keep all those who sacrificed their lives for us all. I will never forget, and will forever be thankful and grateful to all the men and women for their service, and the ideals for which they fought and died.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 02:23 PM (GDpRb)

23 Beautiful. Thanks JJ

Posted by: Spypeach at May 25, 2020 02:24 PM (Up/Jb)

24 Bright Blessings JJ And Thank You.

Posted by: Sherpa_k2 at May 25, 2020 02:25 PM (BsCoj)

25 22 Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 02:23 PM (GDpRb)


Keith Douglas' was in the final episode as well. Olivier's recitation of both are incredibly moving.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 02:27 PM (s2VJv)

26 Damn. A bit dusty in here.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2020 02:27 PM (axyOa)

27 Thanks JJ, really dusty in here.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 02:28 PM (a4EWo)

28 Thank you JJ.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2020 02:34 PM (mYoqi)

29 As mentioned this morning I invite the Horde to join me in an annual Memorial Day moment of remembrance. This started years ago and is now global with glasses being raised in Australia, the Middle East, Europe, Canada and of course all across America.
Most try to coordinate the time which is 5 PM today Pacific time.
Feel free to join in.
To absent comrades.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2020 02:34 PM (axyOa)

30 Diogenes, will be ready with glass in hand.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 02:37 PM (G3ow5)

31 wow. Thanks.

Posted by: dingbat at May 25, 2020 02:38 PM (N0gU3)

32 JJ, hope this is OK, perhaps the most well known Soviet WWII poem on this topic, by Konstantin Simonov, one of the best known war correspondents. Of course given the scale of Red Army losses, a very poignant message. We learned it first day or two of class at Leningrad State U. back in the 70s (language class) - the war was still very "fresh" there, back then. I've shortened it a bit.


Wait for Me

Wait for me and I'll come back!
Wait with all your might!
Wait when dreary yellow rains
Tell you nothing's right
Wait when snow is falling fast
Wait when summer's hot
When no one waits for other men
And all the past's forgot!

Wait when those that wait with you
Are bored and tired and glum
And when it seems, from far away,
Letters never come!

Wait for me, and I'll come back
Escaping every fate
"Just a lot of luck" they'll say
Those that didn't wait.
They will never understand
How, amidst the strife
By your waiting for me, dear
You had saved my life!

Only you and I will know
How you got me through!
Simply - you knew how to wait!
No one else but you!

1941













Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 02:38 PM (El6T/)

33 Every Memorial Day for the last 40 years (since my oldest son was 2, we have placed flags on the graves of fallen warriors. My sons haven't always all been able to be there, but at least some of us have done it together all those years. But not this year. Nope, we aren't allowed to this year. I want to spit in Gavin Newsome's face.

Posted by: marinemom at May 25, 2020 02:38 PM (RS5cU)

34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlCECQlL86E

Hope I don't blow the margins, I'd hate to spend Memorial Day in the barrel! My Uncle Tom is buried here, I am so thankful that the Dutch continue to honor our fallen Americans.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2020 02:39 PM (a4EWo)

35 Sorry for noticing this as I know this is a somber occasion but in the Last Post the lady off to the bugler's left at approx 1:05 has got a really healthy chest.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 25, 2020 02:39 PM (wzzJf)

36 I've lost two good friends in conflict, specifically Vietnam. One was a buddy from ROTC summer camp in 1966. We got knee walking drunk together in Wildwood NJ one weekend. We asked a couple of girls if they wanted to go dancing. They laughed and said, "you can hardly stand up" The were right. He was lost Oct, 30, 1968, His body was never recovered.

John C. Stringer, CPT, US Army

The other was my collage roommate for two years and best friend. He was killed in a mortar attack on his battery base APR, 8, 1970. He had done his year and had extended for 6 months, but his unit was scheduled to go back to the states before the extension was up.


Charles Fredrick Thomas IV, CPT, US Army.

I was in country at that time and going to extend and transfer to his unit. Didn't make it.


Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 02:39 PM (ofIwF)

37 In the rendering of military honors, there is a momentary pause between the end of the (21-gun) rifle salute and the beginning of the playing of "Taps". It is a moment of profound silence in most cases. During that moment, the young soldier's mother gave out a yowl from the depths of her grief that so startled me that I almost dropped the rifle out of my hands. That yowl echoes within me still.

Some sounds stay with you forever. One night my wife and I were sitting in the living room with the windows open when a young woman a few houses away came home to find her husband had hanged himself.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2020 02:40 PM (y7DUB)

38 Every year, I feel further and further distance from this and the 4th of July. On paper, we were the greatest nation ever. But we are now a failed state in slow motion, and most decent Americans are strangers in their own country, unable to understand that the prevailing culture has labeled them the enemy.

Frankly, most paper Americans hate this nation and its history. We cannot survive long in that state.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 02:41 PM (E2Tta)

39 Who has the box of kleenex? Damn it.


Thank you JJ.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2020 02:42 PM (sNpqr)

40 Well done JJ. We owe a debt that can never be repaid. It's sad that the NYT doesn't run that poem today instead of the un-American drek that disgraces those pages.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 25, 2020 02:42 PM (zUdXR)

41 JJ you outdid your unusually fine posts with this one.

Thank You!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 02:42 PM (6wiwL)

42 On a better note, I said to my son the Marine, while he was in Iraq on Veterans Day that I was sorry people spent Memorial and Veterans Day bbq- I get , going to the beach, etc instead of honoring the people who have died and served. He said, "Mom, we do what we do so that you CAN spend the day doing those things. It's the best way to honor us. "
So, fellow morons, enjoy the heck out of whatever you are doing today and honor those who have died.

Posted by: marinemom at May 25, 2020 02:42 PM (RS5cU)

43 Really off topic, but I like the "new" brown Army uniforms. Looks like a throw back to WWII.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 02:45 PM (VNfwt)

44 Born an Army brat, my Dad always made it a point to take us to visit military cemeteries wherever he was stationed in his career. Many places around the world...

I thought it was a normal thing then.
I know now it's not and am so grateful he did that for us.


Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2020 02:47 PM (mYoqi)

45 I wonder how many "nations" there are in the USA now? It is a sad day to reflect on the massive chasm between the various tribes of people, and between various people and the Constitution.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 25, 2020 02:47 PM (svbBD)

46 Thanks, JJ - I couldn't remember who the other narrator's name was. When I saw the title of your post, it took me immediately to that series which had "Remember" as the last memorable episode. The series starts and ends with the same haunting video clip of the ghost town of Oradour sur Glane in France, years following the German massacre of all the civilians there. Don't know why that BBC series still sticks with me as it does - -maybe because it was such an incredible program done from all aspects and areas of battle. Many of the primary participants were still alive at that time, so it was such a invaluable history lesson for me. Sir Laurence Olivier's narration was outstanding.

It's not shown much at all now, but I was able to record many of the episodes to rewatch and learn again. The BBC series on "The First World War" is just as great - done in the 60's and narrated by John Mills, I think. Sorry to go off on a tangent, but both of these outstanding series tell the stories of the soldiers, civilians, and politicians during those wars that would be lost, if not for these wonderful visual and oral histories - especially on this day to honor them all.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 02:48 PM (GDpRb)

47 Final scene of Blackadder (season end, series end), very appropriate to this thread.

https://tinyurl.com/y6vha8f9

(I believe this was voted one of the best series endings of all time, at least in the UK)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 02:48 PM (trdmm)

48 Is that where Blackadder and all of them go over the top?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 25, 2020 02:49 PM (HEKn5)

49 One of my uncles was in law school when the U.S. entered WWII. He enlisted shortly after Pearl Harbor, and was selected for OCS. From a letter he wrote home from England in early 1944 -
Soon, I do not know how soon, I shall have to demonstrate now only how much or how well I have learned the art of killing, but how well I have taught that abominable art to others. I know what's ahead. It won't be another pleasure trip, but though it may cost me my life, I wouldn't want to miss it! Should I be among the many who inevitably must fall, remember that I didn't go without realizing the possibility that might lose my life. Remember, too, that I give my life willingly, that I do so out of love for my country and all its people, even the traitors and selfish slackers. If I should die on the battlefield, I beg you to leave my body there. Someday our government may provide you the opportunity to visit my grave. If so, avail yourself of that opportunity.

The CO of a heavy weapons platoon in the 116th Regiment, 29th Division, he survived Omaha Beach on D-Day. He wrote a Victory Gram home on June 11th, 1944.

Dear Folks, Alive and well. Don't worry. The Hun is strong, clever, and brave, but we are beating him. The past few days here have seemed like years - so much has happened. France is beautiful. I think I'll like it better than England. Maybe all of this free wine and champagne makes the difference! You see, it's purer than the water from the wells which the Germans may have poisoned. Au revoir, Conrad.

He was KIA three days later, on June 14, 1944. He is buried in the American cemetery in Normandy, France.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 25, 2020 02:49 PM (NrWYG)

50 This song is British but it touches me.

https://youtu.be/-aBVnU2B45I

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2020 02:50 PM (Uu+Jp)

51 That BlackAdder ending was genius. I cry every time I see it.

Posted by: marinemom at May 25, 2020 02:50 PM (RS5cU)

52 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

53 The Widow's Party
"Where have you been this while away,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
'Long with the rest on a picnic lay,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
They called us out of the barrack-yard
To Gawd knows where from Gosport Hard,
And you can't refuse when you get the card,
And the Widow gives the party.
(Bugle: Ta--rara--ra-ra-rara!)

"What did you get to eat and drink,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
Standing water as thick as ink,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
A bit o' beef that were three year stored,
A bit o' mutton as tough as a board,
And a fowl we killed with a sergeant's sword,
When the Widow give the party.

"What did you do for knives and forks,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
We carries 'em with us wherever we walks,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
And some was sliced and some was halved,
And some was crimped and some was carved,
And some was gutted and some was starved,
When the Widow give the party.

"What ha' you done with half your mess,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
They couldn't do more and they wouldn't do less,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
They ate their whack and they drank their fill,
And I think the rations has made them ill,
For half my comp'ny's lying still
Where the Widow give the party.

"How did you get away -- away,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
On the broad o' my back at the end o' the day,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
I comed away like a bleedin' toff,
For I got four n#ggers to carry me off,
As I lay in the bight of a canvas trough,
When the Widow give the party.

"What was the end of all the show,
Johnnie, Johnnie?"
Ask my Colonel, for I don't know,
Johnnie, my Johnnie, aha!
We broke a King and we built a road --
A court-house stands where the reg'ment goed.
And the river's clean where the raw blood flowed
When the Widow give the party.
(Bugle: Ta--rara--ra-ra-rara!)

-- Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2020 02:51 PM (TQ/zJ)

54 When I was still on Twitter I would post this every Memorial Day, now I only post it here with people I know that will understand.

There was one fine young man I knew for several years, not a relative, but I thought a lot of him as a person. A really nice gentleman farmboy from Southern Virginia.

The government experts showed us charts and graphs about why we should be in Viet Nam and he was one of many that voluntarily answered the call as it was his duty.

Let his name not be forgotten:

WILLIAM WINTON WEBB

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on May 6, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 5, 1966
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Panel 08E - Line 13

Thank you all for listening!

God bless all that that have served and will serve.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 02:51 PM (6wiwL)

55 Marine Corporal Ricky Nelson, Kenosha WI, April 14, 2008, Iraq.


Amazing Grace

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 02:52 PM (lwiT4)

56 38---
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 25, 2020 02:41 PM (E2Tta)
----------------------------------------
You can always celebrate the USA that WAS, not the one that IS.
These are days of REMEMBRANCE.
We need to remember.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2020 02:53 PM (M/9m0)

57 I'm feeling very somber today.

I'm sad for where our country is headed and all the brave souls that gave everything to keep us free, all of whom are now being pissed on by the mentally deranged leftist lunatics.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

58 Beautiful post, JJ. There is a live webcam at the Normandy
American cemetery that is usually on from around 7 am until 6 pm
Normandy time (1 am to 12 pm EST). It pans around and zooms in on
sections of the cemetery. You can sometimes catch special ceremonies or the
lowering of the flags. When the cemetery is closing and the tourists
are gone, it's quite haunting to see.

If I somehow screwed up the tinyurl, it's through the American Battle Monuments Commission website.

https://tinyurl.com/yxh2m6h5

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at May 25, 2020 02:54 PM (XXNQ+)

59 Really off topic, but I like the "new" brown Army uniforms. Looks like a throw back to WWII.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 02:45 PM


That's what they are. https://tinyurl.com/ydeeped3

Posted by: Bert G at May 25, 2020 02:55 PM (OMsf+)

60 July 7, 1979. Col Tommy Thompson, 81st TFW assistant Deputy Commander crashed and died in a A-10, RAF Chicksands in a air show demonstration.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2020 02:56 PM (ZCEU2)

61 This day, like no other, finds me with a lump in my throat and teary eyed.

Already had tears in my coffee when the radio played Johnny Cash's " The Ragged Old Flag"

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 02:57 PM (G3ow5)

62 And the river's clean where the raw blood flowed
When the Widow give the party.
(Bugle: Ta--rara--ra-ra-rara!)
-- Rudyard Kipling
=====

Thank you, andy canuck. I really think he understands and writes almost better than anyone else.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2020 02:57 PM (MIKMs)

63 No Man's Land

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWhOO9Q323Y

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 25, 2020 02:59 PM (4o2K3)

64 Is that where Blackadder and all of them go over the top?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 25, 2020 02:49 PM (HEKn5)

Yes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 02:59 PM (9/4df)

65 Also British and Canadian Remembrance Day. I apologize but Mark Knopfler.

https://youtu.be/CBPSr4TsQkI

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2020 02:59 PM (Uu+Jp)

66 One thing I failed to mention about my two buddies, they are less that a meter apart on the wall, I can touch both there names at once. Odd coincidence. Finally made it to the wall a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 02:59 PM (ofIwF)

67 Here's to:
My cousin SGT Francis F.
134th Infantry, 35th Division
Bronze Star and two Purple hearts.
Dec. 9, 1944
He lies in the Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:00 PM (T09ml)

68 57 I'm feeling very somber today.
I'm sad for where our country is headed and all the brave souls that gave everything to keep us free, all of whom are now being pissed on by the mentally deranged leftist lunatics. Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

^this

Posted by: banned back together at May 25, 2020 03:00 PM (KrY3K)

69 Here's to Uncle Steve: Flew a B-17 over Germany, a B-29 over Korea, ended as a short Colonel with SAC maintenance wing.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:00 PM (T09ml)

70 Uncle Jim: Tiny little minesweeper at D-Day, 3 months after leaving the mountains of central Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:01 PM (T09ml)

71 Uncle Bud: Medical corpsman in the South Pacific.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:01 PM (T09ml)

72 My Dad & One Brother were in WW2 &made it home safe, My Mom had 4 brothers in WW2 & all of them made it home. But with that being said they all taught me from a young age this was a solemn day to remember & pay your respects. 1st thing I did this morning was put the Flag out & say a prayer of thanks for all who have given all

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:01 PM (5XwFj)

73 The lines
They ate their whack and they drank their fill,
And I think the rations has made them ill,
For half my comp'ny's lying still
Where the Widow give the party.

came to me reading J.J.'s "Carentan" poem, mustbequantum.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2020 03:01 PM (TQ/zJ)

74 Uncle Dan F., CAPT US Army. UK, Africa, Italy

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:01 PM (T09ml)

75 Cousin Charlie M. MSGT, Viet Nam vet, Winner of the Bronze Star.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:02 PM (T09ml)

76 Here's to my son, SGT Matt the Marine, 9 years service including a tour in the combat zone of Afghanistan

And here's to all the men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:03 PM (T09ml)

77 BTW, great poem selection, J.J.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2020 03:03 PM (TQ/zJ)

78 My grandfather is still alive, and in good spirits. He was an early Scout & Raider during WW2, was on an LST during the Normandy Landings. Purple Heart recipient. Great man, am not in a hurry for the day when he is not around.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 25, 2020 03:03 PM (svbBD)

79

I'm watching a series on youtube about WWI. It's narrated by Indy Neidell. (his first name is Indiana) Each episode covers a week of the war. It's mixes maps, video and photos with his commentary. He's started one on WWII again each episode covering a week of the war. His group Time Ghost History also has between the wars episodes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 03:03 PM (9/4df)

80 Great Uncle Bill: PFC in the 313th Infantry, 79th Infantry Division. KIA in the drive on Cherbourg and buried in France.

Posted by: Bert G at May 25, 2020 03:04 PM (OMsf+)

81 Beautiful post, JJ.

Today I honor my beautiful cousin, Bobby, who was killed in Viet Nam. He was my Aunt's and Uncle's only son. Even though he was older than me, I still remember him. He loved to play the trumpet.

b.5/13/47 d.1/7/68 Warrant Officer Robert F. Bahl, Jr. died from enemy action in Quesan, South Vietnam. He served as a helicopter pilot with the First Air Calvary of the United States Army. His family lived on Clearview Ave in Crafton. Robert was 20 years old.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:04 PM (TdMsT)

82 The earliest I can remember being aware of the cost of war was in Eritria in the late 1950's. There's a long narrow highway from Asmara at 7000' to Masawa on the Red Sea...and on the side of the road in an vista view of arid treeless trackless wilderness was a small cemetery of fallen British young men. Even at my young age I was moved by the loss of these soldiers in literally the middle of nowhere.

I wonder if their remains were ever repatriated? Things like this serve to remind us of the high price war inflicts on us.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2020 03:05 PM (mYoqi)

83 My favorite British military song:

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

Here's forty shillings on the drum
For those who volunteer to come,
To 'list and fight the foe today
Over the Hills and far away

O'er the hills and o'er the Main
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain
King George commands and we obey
Over the hills and far away

If I should fall to rise no more
As many comrades did before
Then ask the pipes and drums to play
Over the hills and far away

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2020 03:05 PM (trdmm)

84
And here's to all the men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:03 PM (T09ml



Yes. I'm still waiting for the parades.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:05 PM (lwiT4)

85 Feel free to join in.
To absent comrades.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2020 02:34 PM (axyOa)


Count me in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:05 PM (6wiwL)

86
We mourn their deaths but also thank God that such men lived.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 03:06 PM (mht8P)

87 Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 02:48 PM (GDpRb)

It is an excellent episode in almost all respects BUT there are some elements of moral equivalency that are in it. I was going to post a link. But the opening and closing are just heart-wrenching about Oradour.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 03:07 PM (s2VJv)

88 Denis Miranda. KIA, Zabul, Afghanistan. 21Sep10.

Warrior, SEAL, friend.

I'll see you after.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at May 25, 2020 03:07 PM (T8HPM)

89 Robert was 20 years old.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:04 PM (TdMsT)



They were so very young.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

90 They were so very young.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:07 PM (lwiT4)


Yes.

He was a wonderful young man from a wonderful family.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:08 PM (TdMsT)

91 Hitler, the genius himself, who through said genius took Germany from one of the strongest countries in Europe, to the 5th strongest country in Berlin.

His black soul be damned.

Posted by: Goober at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (5XZ7Q)

92
A poor aviator lay dying
At the end of a bright summer's day
His comrades had gathered about him
To carry his fragments away

The airplane was piled on his wishbone
His Hotchkiss was wrapped round his head
He wore a spark-plug on each elbow
'Twas plain he would shortly be dead

He spit out a valve and a gasket
And stirred in the sump where he lay
And then to his wondering comrades
These brave parting words he did say

"Take the magneto out of my stomach,
And the butterfly valve off my neck,
Extract from my liver the crankshaft,
There are lots of good parts in this wreck"

"Take the manifold out of my larynx,
And the cylinders out of my brain,
Take the piston rods out of my kidneys,
And assemble the engine again."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (mht8P)

93 My mentor, Darrell S, US Army, 25th Infantry Division, Viet Nam.

Survived Agent Orange, killed by the VA in 2018.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (Zz0t1)

94 The cemeteries in Europe are beautifully maintained. We pay for it but still.

Posted by: Javems at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (ofIwF)

95 Oh, and I have both the American and Scottish St. Andrew's Cross flying today.

My wife, Scottish Kate's Dad served in WW II, he was away from home for four full years.

She also lost an Uncle who was serving in one of the Highland Battalions.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (T09ml)

96 remembering my friend's nephew today, killed very young on a volunteer mission in Iraq, by an IED.

My friend never had kids, and his only sister had just this one. I remember them in my prayers among those who gave all.

Unloaded on my niece on fb today; she had a post that started out pretty good, with this day not being about barbecues or swimming pools, and the only reason we were all free to enjoy such things in happer times is because of true patriots who gave it all, for others they may never know.

Would have been nice if she hadn't used that to wind up with "and if they were here today they would be the first to support simple things like always wearing a mask and staying indoors! For the good of all!"

Told her they earned the right to their own free speech for themselves for all time, before they earned it for anyone who may or may not agree with them personally, and it was disrespectful to try to speak for them, as a faceless group, especially as she and no one in her immediate family has ever served.

Crickets. waiting for the unfriend-and-block hammer to fall, and will not be sad if it does

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (W7IZQ)

97 Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (Zz0t1)
**********
Yep my former Barber died from Agent Orange Leukemia ! SORRY ! I know we spar about things but this is real life things

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:11 PM (5XwFj)

98 He was a wonderful young man from a wonderful family.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:08 PM (TdMsT)



My former pastor's little brother was 23, just a week shy of his first wedding anniversary.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:11 PM (lwiT4)

99 Thank you for that, Ben Had.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2020 03:11 PM (sNpqr)

100
Crickets. waiting for the unfriend-and-block hammer to fall, and will not be sad if it does
Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (W7IZQ)


What an excellent reply.

I'm so sick of the left's preening smugness.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:12 PM (TdMsT)

101 "Take the manifold out of my larynx,
And the cylinders out of my brain,
Take the piston rods out of my kidneys,
And assemble the engine again."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 03:09 PM (mht8P)
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I've seen that one before, though in a less family-friendly form.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 25, 2020 03:12 PM (4o2K3)

102 He was a wonderful young man from a wonderful family.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:08 PM (TdMsT)


Sometimes, there are no words adequate for the occasion.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:12 PM (6wiwL)

103
My former pastor's little brother was 23, just a week shy of his first wedding anniversary.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:11 PM (lwiT4)


Just heartbreaking.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:12 PM (TdMsT)

104 Robert Wein, Machinist Mate, USS Meredith (DD-434) , sunk by the Japs on October 15, 1942 while running fuel and ammo to the Marines on Guadalcanal.

RIP.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2020 03:13 PM (Z+IKu)

105 102 He was a wonderful young man from a wonderful family.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:08 PM (TdMsT)

Sometimes, there are no words adequate for the occasion.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:12 PM (6wiwL)


No. There are no words, {{{Hrothgar}}}.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:13 PM (TdMsT)

106
Lance Cpl. Merlin Allen of Bayfield, WI, missing in action, presumed killed, June 30, 1967, near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Cpl. Allen's were recovered in 2013, identified, and returned home for internment alongside his parents, Eleanor and Skip Allen, on York Island, WI, on June 30, 2013.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (pNxlR)

107 Ladyl. she pisses me off regularly, but mostly I just scroll because she is stupid, and I love my nephew.

This was such a cheap and cheesy way for her to do her daily (constant) karen, I had to let her have it

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (W7IZQ)

108 His bride received his wedding anniversary gift To her on the day she was notified of his death.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (lwiT4)

109 Also British and Canadian Remembrance Day. I apologize but Mark Knopfler.

https://youtu.be/CBPSr4TsQkI
Posted by: Northernlurker


I play that most times when I head out to my parents and grandparents grave on this day. This year we went on Saturday. Flags all over the cemetery, a far green field in a quiet part of the country
My father was a veteran of WWII.

My grandfather (mother's father) was a veteran of WWI. He was on the field on Nov 11, 1918. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918. He died before I was born, never knew him.

It almost always makes me tear up.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

110
What boils my blood is not so much that the Left hate this country, it's that they hijack everything they despise and wear it like Iowahawk's rhetorical skin-suit and demand respect.

That is the bitter end for me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (s2VJv)

111 My father's half brother was killed in Korea.

I honor him by fighting every day against enemies foreign and domestic, wherever I may find them.

It's easy to get frustrated today. Remember those who gave it all and fight back against these bastards who would tar their memory.

Posted by: jsg at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (KtbSq)

112 Crickets. waiting for the unfriend-and-block hammer to fall, and will not be sad if it does
Posted by: barbarausa

Just saw a chart and story that Covid-19 is basically over here in Oklahoma.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 03:15 PM (VNfwt)

113
De Gaulle withdrew France from NATO and told Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he wanted all US military personnel out. Rusk asked, "Does your order include the bodies of American soldiers in France's cemeteries?" De Gaulle had no reply.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2020 03:16 PM (mht8P)

114 Yep my former Barber died from Agent Orange Leukemia ! SORRY ! I know we spar about things but this is real life things
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:11 PM (5XwFj)


Sparing and debate is the spice of life. It's those that can't belly up to the bar and share a beverage afterwards that ruin it for everyone.

He had congestive heart failure, diabetes and kidney failure, but was still able to work on things he dreamed of accomplishing.

He fell in a parking lot. It took the VA 2 weeks to figure out he'd severed his ball socket in the leg. They did surgery, he got infection after infection and spent the last 2 years of his life between the VA and rehab. I was the last one to see him in the hospital after a dialysis treatment before he died. He was supposed to go home to live out his final days the following day. It was his dream home overlooking the lake.

Wanted me to grill him some ribs......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)

115 Once ran across an elderly gentlemen sporting a US Navy cap with a DD designation.

The ship name was nagging me so I started talking to him.

Was he at Leyte Gulf (thinking of Taffy 3)

Oh, no, my ship was the last destroyer sunk at Okinawa. But it was ok, I only spent eight hours in the water before I got picked up.

Where did we get such men?

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:17 PM (T09ml)

116 torabora, I traveled that road (Asmara to Massawa) back in the 90s - after the longest war of the 20th centurty (Eritrean independence war) had ended.

I didn't see any cemetery. There are, however, hulks of buses here and there, that didn't make one of the hair-pin turns ....

Up north in Keren, just outside town, there is a British cemetery, from the WWII engagements with the Italians. I believe the action took place up there. Not sure about the cemetery you saw on the "escarpment".

There are hulks on the road north, too. T-52s and some Soviet APCs (forget which kind), left over from the long war with Ethiopia.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2020 03:17 PM (El6T/)

117 107 Ladyl. she pisses me off regularly, but mostly I just scroll because she is stupid, and I love my nephew.

This was such a cheap and cheesy way for her to do her daily (constant) karen, I had to let her have it
Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (W7IZQ)


Most members of the left are insufferable.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:17 PM (TdMsT)

118 Thank you JJ
A beautiful post.
Dogenes, count me in at 5:00 this evening. Glass and a cigar in hand.

I am unspeakably angry now at what the Left is doing.
I'll say no more.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 25, 2020 03:17 PM (d9Irc)

119 This was such a cheap and cheesy way for her to do her daily (constant) karen, I had to let her have it

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:14 PM (W7IZQ)


You did well!
And you can hold your head up proudly on this day.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:18 PM (6wiwL)

120 Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)
*******
Grill some for him anyways

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:18 PM (5XwFj)

121 I certainly can see your point about the moral equivalency of the episode, JJ. Maybe it was the times in which the series was produced-don't know, or maybe I was naive and less insightful when I first saw it (early 80's) Luckily, I didn't have any family members injured or tormented as yours had been, although both uncles served during the war. I'd be interested in seeing the link, if you'd like to share. Thank you!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 03:19 PM (GDpRb)

122 But JJ, it is the same thing as Barb's story. In a free country any assholes opinion is as valuable as anyone else's. And they have every right to express it.

The thing is these people NEED people to listen to them and do what they say. So, since they are some random asshole on the internet, they either borrow institutional authority and respect or steal it from dead heroes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 25, 2020 03:19 PM (HEKn5)

123 I have terrible rage but I'm holding on to it and will not sully the beauty of J.J. post and the remembrances of those of you that have lost loved ones.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (G3ow5)

124 Blutarski, she and her family are in Kansas. She's always been a good lemming party line dem (public school teacher of the ultimate bot model), but I honestly think she took the book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" very personally, and thus upped her efforts to convert all, for the Good of All.

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (W7IZQ)

125 Grill some for him anyways
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:18 PM (5XwFj)


I think about him every time I do.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

126 Grill some for him anyways
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 25, 2020 03:18 PM

++++

And hoist one to absent companions.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (T09ml)

127 In a free country any assholes opinion is as valuable as anyone else's. And they have every right to express it.
...
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 25, 2020 03:19 PM (HEKn5)


That works...

but only so long as we are also free to ignore their opinions.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (6wiwL)

128 Greetings, dear {{{Ben Had}}}.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (TdMsT)

129 A gentleman I work with sent out the following text to us:
In '68, when "Decoration Day" was changed to Memorial Day, I was in basic training at Jackson. In '71, when it became a federal holiday, I was in the RVN. I'll confess that the significance of the occasion didn't much register at the time. It does now. To those who have gone before...And thinking of your too.

Posted by: Sua Sponte at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (cdNcj)

130 121 Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 25, 2020 03:19 PM (GDpRb)


Yeah, it's only a couple of places where the footage is of Germans torching a Russian village and an American veteran going on about human nature and war is the effect of disturbed boys who enjoy the sound of breaking glass and breaking things. It's a hideous remark. Also just the general feel of the thing in that the episode does not assign blame and the annihilation of the Jews is merely mentioned in passing when talking about which country lost how many people.

Yet, it still is a very moving episode. Especially the though line about the young RAF pilot who was KIA and one of his relatives reading his last letter to his wife.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (s2VJv)

131 Every time I think that Fake Jake has hit the bottom of the barrel, he digs a little deeper.

Jake Tapper@jaketapper
Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic

-
Yeah, enforcing social distancing on the beaches is just like hitting the beaches of Normandy, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (+y/Ru)

132 High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

-- John Gillespie Magee, Jr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
John_Gillespie_Magee_Jr.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (TQ/zJ)

133 Crickets. waiting for the unfriend-and-block hammer to fall, and will not be sad if it does

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:09
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Good on you. If I facebooked, I'd friend you.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 25, 2020 03:24 PM (Dhht7)

134 In a free country any assholes opinion is as valuable as anyone else's. And they have every right to express it.


I'm going to disagree somewhat. Right to express it, absolutely. But I don't think all opinions are of equal value. Thoughtful, well-considered ones, maybe. But some opinions are just plain idiotic, or downright insane.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:24 PM (NWiLs)

135
And hoist one to absent companions.
Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 03:21 PM (T09ml)


I'm hoisting plenty today. There's a lot of them out there that need saluting and to be reminded that not all is lost, yet. There are still those of us out there that know their sacrifice and appreciate it GREATLY, unlike the destructive, hateful left.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:24 PM (Zz0t1)

136 I posted before that I used to help my father prepare the Memorial Day services at the local military cemetery as part of what he did as the long term VFW Post Commander . Unfortunately he was buried in the same cemetery after passing away far to young at 55 from his service related disability.

If I could be just half the man he was I will consider that a great success.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (2DOZq)

137 Jake Tapper@jaketapper

Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic



-

Yeah, enforcing social distancing on the beaches is just like hitting the beaches of Normandy, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (+y/Ru)


The Commissar Karens are heroes of the People's Republic of Snitchdom

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (9/4df)

138 Jake Tapper@jaketapper
Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic

Get fucked, Tapper.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (NWiLs)

139 yes, Ladyl, insufferable fits, and Hrothgar, don't know if that is head-high worthy. I'm glad I said it, but she won't hear it, except as some deplorable whining.

I am grateful today, and saddened for my friends who have had such terrible losses to memorialize. My dad survived world war ii, my cousins survived Vietnam. We are lucky to have Veteran's Day to thank and honor not only their service, but their return.

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (W7IZQ)

140 I honestly think she took the book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" very personally, and thus upped her efforts to convert all, for the Good of All.
Posted by: barbarausa

Sounds like Mrs Blutarski's sister.

Here's the Oklahoma Covid-19 linky, btw.

https://tinyurl.com/y92rj8bk

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2020 03:26 PM (VNfwt)

141 For the Fallen...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2020 03:26 PM (EgshT)

142
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:24 PM (NWiLs)

Yes, it's not the expressing of opinions. It's the usurpation and complete distortion of what America is all about and using it to tear it apart.

It's infuriating to have to hear Leftists going on about "patriotism" when the other 364 days of the year is spent shoving the 1619 Project and Howard Zinn down our collective throats.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 03:26 PM (s2VJv)

143 Jake Tapper@jaketapper
Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic

-
Yeah, enforcing social distancing on the beaches is just like hitting the beaches of Normandy, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2020 03:23 PM (+y/Ru)


Jake, if you could pick ONE DAY to shut the fuck up and disappear for a spell, it would be TODAY.

EABOD, prickboy.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:27 PM (Zz0t1)

144 138 Jake Tapper@jaketapper
Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic

Get fucked, Tapper.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (NWiLs)


What a DISGUSTING tweet.

My blood is boiling.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:27 PM (TdMsT)

145 thank you olddog! I'm okay for most friends, it's just family that is sometimes the rub (ain't it always?) Happy day to you!

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2020 03:28 PM (W7IZQ)

146 35
Sorry for noticing .... has got a
really healthy chest.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 25, 2020 02:39 PM (wzzJf)

Don't be sorry.
You are a great American.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 25, 2020 03:28 PM (ufFY8)

147 We commies just gotta commie.

Posted by: Jake Crapper at May 25, 2020 03:29 PM (EgshT)

148
My uncle Harry G. is remembered. K-Company, 1st (or 3rd?) Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Saw action on Butaritari in the Makin Island campaign. Ultimately KIA on Saipan July 1, 1944.

Not a day goes by...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2020 03:31 PM (s2VJv)

149 Ladyl, hugs to you and these are the times to remember you have something to hold on to.

This is what it is for.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2020 03:31 PM (G3ow5)

150 144 138 Jake Tapper@jaketapper
Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic


What an Effing a'hole

Posted by: It's me donna at May 25, 2020 03:32 PM (Zmnko)

151 Well scratch another friend off the list. Someone who hasn't been in touch in some weeks decided today was a good day to attack the low lifes (her term) in her home state of Michigan who attacked Whitmer and the legislature with guns and Confederate flags, egged on by that domestic terrorist who is "your" President. Mostlly because female and Orange man bad. My reply was that she would do well to understand the impact this lockdown was having on deplorable America and carefully consider the tyrants exposed, most of whom are Democrat governors, and oh yeah LOLGF.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 25, 2020 03:32 PM (PQRcz)

152 Op-Ed: We've learned to thank those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic

Get fucked, Tapper.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:25 PM (NWiLs)


What a DISGUSTING tweet.

My blood is boiling.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2020 03:27 PM (TdMsT)

To equate our brave soldiers who fought fascist oppressors with the lockdown quarantine mask-wearing bullshit imposed by fascist oppressors is utterly vile.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 25, 2020 03:33 PM (NWiLs)

153 Took my friend that's cooped up in the hospital with 'rona a bagel with cream cheese and raspberry juice, per his request this morning.

Wore my mask dropping it off in the lobby. Said thank you to the nurses that were manning the door and working the floor.

They appreciated it and were VERY nice.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 25, 2020 03:33 PM (Zz0t1)

154 Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 25, 2020 03:32 PM (PQRcz)

The do-gooders have no sense of morality or decency and they never rest!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2020 03:34 PM (6wiwL)

155 Oh, no, my ship was the last destroyer sunk at
Okinawa. But it was ok, I only spent eight hours in the water before I
got picked up.



Where did we get such men?





Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 25, 2020 0