Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 08-24-2019

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GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR)


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment. The fishing thread will be up later on this afternoon/evening.




Beginner Problem - White To Play (122)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Force the Black king to d8, then mate


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From Last Week

347 Oregon Muse: What chess app do you use?

Posted by: Dennis Johnson at August 17, 2019 08:39 PM (x+pTm)

I use Chessbase v. 13 to maintain my database of chess problems I think may be suitable for the AoSHQ Chess Thread. I also have Fritz. v. 11, which I suppose I can hook into Chessbase, but I haven't spent any effort in figuring out how to do it because I'm lazy.

Instead, I use the Stockfish engine with the Tarrasch Chess GUI (available from http://www.triplehappy.com) for when I need to test out possible problem solutions.



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1034)

Goal: Black can exchange his knight for White's queen
Hint: Set up a discovered attack


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Advanced Problem - White To Play (1035)

How does White proceed, and what is Black's best response?


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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(click to enlarge)




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Greetings from Hungary




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Problem solutions will be posted as an update later on.

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:18 PM




Comments

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1 Game time!

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 05:18 PM (mIJBI)

2 Move.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:19 PM (5IHGB)

3 Chess bait.....................

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:19 PM (5IHGB)

4 HH moved first with a BLACK PAWN........clock him 20 seconds.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:22 PM (5IHGB)

5 Speaking of games, doesn't college football start today?

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 05:22 PM (mIJBI)

6 Miami and Florida play at 7 Eastern, HH.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 24, 2019 05:22 PM (XrCyE)

7 Chest threads, aromatico.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 05:22 PM (bETih)

8 I did not look up any skirts without permission... honest

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:23 PM (5IHGB)

9 Flight time from Omaha to Baghdad is 13 hrs 56 min per Bing.

Quantas is testing feasibility of 19 hr flights to Sydney.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 05:25 PM (bETih)

10 Grace Kelly was a pretty lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 05:25 PM (ycWCI)

11 Bunch of pretty ladies..... as usual.

TY.

Posted by: Lump at August 24, 2019 05:25 PM (tswTG)

12 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 05:26 PM (cqNba)

13 Miami and Florida... they separated from the USA?

they been berry berry Cuban to me,big papi...


they have colleges and Florida Men too...

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:26 PM (5IHGB)

14 If it's game time have show and tell
This is what I do in my spare time with 15mm military figures

https://i.post___.cc/Bv34GFPx/20170701-130917.jpg

It was a recreation of Battle of Gettysburg a few years ago.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:27 PM (BbGew)

15 advanced problem

how does white proceed: queen to h3 check

what is black's best response: knock ever board

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 05:27 PM (Pg+x7)

16 Why is it the female grand masters look like they'd just as happily shiv you as play chess against you?

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 05:27 PM (WEBkv)

17 Ok if anyone hasn't seen this interview with Gianna Russo (Carlo from The Godfather) it is an absolute must read. It absolutely proves the maxim that life is stranger than fiction.

https://tinyurl.com/y4bkkrkv

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at August 24, 2019 05:28 PM (BRpqW)

18 Chess chick kinda looks like Ann Veal.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 24, 2019 05:28 PM (FuDlv)

19 Quantas is testing feasibility of 19 hr flights to Sydney.

So how many crews operate that route? That would otherwise be a twenty-four hour shift.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 05:28 PM (lD3vL)

20 I could go for a good crepe about now..........

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:29 PM (5IHGB)

21 So how many crews operate that route? That would otherwise be a twenty-four hour shift.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 05:28 PM (lD3vL)

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Nah, passengers take turns while the pilot sleeps...

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 05:30 PM (WEBkv)

22 Nah, passengers take turns while the pilot sleeps...

The bar would be wiped out before the aircraft hit cruising altitude.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 05:31 PM (lD3vL)

23 19 Quantas is testing feasibility of 19 hr flights to Sydney.

So how many crews operate that route? That would otherwise be a twenty-four hour shift.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 05:28 PM (lD3vL)


Article doesn't say.

https://tinyurl.com/y5genblb

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 05:31 PM (bETih)

24 TEA to the left of Anna sez the signage... wot NO COFFEE...I am sure she is from Shetland with that sweater...strip chess is the best.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:33 PM (5IHGB)

25 The Grace Kelly dress is beautiful. She always looked wonderful in her movies especially in "To Catch a Thief''.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:34 PM (jm1YL)

26 So interesting that they are now serving beer at many college games. Guess with the prices that high for a game you might as well get some damn beer.

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 05:34 PM (mIJBI)

27 14 ... Skip, Thanks for that link. I am so impressed when people can do such delicate work. I like the way you established the terrain. Are there any close-ups of the figures?

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 05:35 PM (bmdz3)

28 Melania. Gorgeous as always.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:36 PM (jm1YL)

29 She has crazy eyes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 24, 2019 05:37 PM (JUOKG)

30 You can't beat QuantASS,it's down under and in the outback cobber.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:37 PM (5IHGB)

31 https://i.post___.cc/YqDpgTWs/20190814-160248.jpg
Here is another of my Russian 1st Western Army of War and Peace fame
https://i.post___.cc/vByMbsJc/20190814-160011.jpg

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:37 PM (BbGew)

32 ''Grace Kelly was a pretty lady. ''

Would have been interesting to see what movie roles she would have chosen as she aged. Sigh. We'll always remember her as the beautiful young woman and I guess that's not a bad thing.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:39 PM (jm1YL)

33 19 hour flight? Yikes. I flew Auckland to LA once and thought that was too long.

Posted by: IC at August 24, 2019 05:39 PM (NbVTj)

34 The last link is my last completed unit for that army Sumsk Hussar Regiment. 18mm

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:39 PM (BbGew)

35 I'm gonna learn to play chess. And to speak Ukrainian. And I'm going to get in shape and get a better job. And I'm going to drop 20 lbs. and 30 years and I'm gonna come back for Anna Muzychuk.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 05:40 PM (fuK7c)

36 Chess Thread Yippee Ki Yay!

I hunger for the Hungarian......how much for a bowl of goulash and how do you say spicy time in Hungarian.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 05:40 PM (Z+IKu)

37 Kate always looks good in an English kind of way.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:40 PM (jm1YL)

38 Just signed up for imaging so finally getting to share them, mostly for The Minature Page site.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:41 PM (BbGew)

39 https://nextchessmove.com/ I like this site.

Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:42 PM (iXxwK)

40 A game where white attacks black. How droll. But expected.

Posted by: Kneel DeGassy Trisomy 21 at August 24, 2019 05:42 PM (LgD0v)

41 I saw "To Catch A Thief" recently. It's an absolutely beautiful looking movie. Worth it just for the cinematography.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 24, 2019 05:44 PM (l9m7l)

42 Kate, to me, always looks frumpy. Very few times has she looked glamorous.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 05:44 PM (oaepv)

43 Melania looked gorgeous for the dinner with the Macrons. As usual only the DM has all the pics.

Posted by: IC at August 24, 2019 05:45 PM (NbVTj)

44 I don't like feeling retarded, so y'all have fun.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 05:45 PM (NWiLs)

45 Philthadelphia to Riyadh was 12.5. Horrible.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2019 05:45 PM (nDe2U)

46 how do you say spicy time in Hungarian

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fuszeres ido !

*this message is brought to you by your friends at Googlie Translate..

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 05:45 PM (oaepv)

47 Bandersnatch, can you recommend any Italian films that have English subtitles?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 05:46 PM (hGDfM)

48
Possibly the thing on the Corporate Leftist Machine that angers me most the past 3 years, whose engine is the Democrat Media, is how they ignore and denigrate Melania Trump.

She is an exceptionally fine human being in addition to being gorgeous. And yet, I believe every major fashion publication in America has yet to put her likeness on the cover. In 3 years. An international model who is stunning, not once.

I won't go into how badly it angers me, because of that red flag law passed in my state a few months ago. The same red flag law that does not require an actual court order to take my guns away.

Haha, they wouldn't find most of them anyway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 24, 2019 05:47 PM (sy5kK)

49 Philthadelphia to Riyadh was 12.5.



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*is this code ??

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 05:47 PM (oaepv)

50 blake - used pronoun salesman

IDNK bluebell was also a chess master.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 05:47 PM (u82oZ)

51 Skip, Do you use a mold for the figures (I assume they are metal) or can you buy them ready to be painted? Judging by the cost of good bullet molds, ones for your purposes would be expensive.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 05:48 PM (bmdz3)

52 That Hungarian lady must be Mrs. Miklos.

And speaking of Mrs., I think MisHum's daughter must be married by now! *throws rice*

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 05:49 PM (aXucN)

53 Does anyone has any pictures of Presdent obamaas house? We wants to post then at are gay Pride room in the Obamaboro city hall...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at August 24, 2019 05:50 PM (qM84C)

54 I buy them already cast, they are metal but you can get figures in a wide range of sizes, eras and type of material.
Not getting link of the Hussar Regiment to work but try here
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=513997

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:51 PM (BbGew)

55 London to Sydney: 9,187 nm
B787-9 published range: 7,635 nm

I hope the crew brings their water wings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 05:51 PM (amw5z)

56 All the ladies pictured have such beautiful hair. Beautiful, fragrant hair, the hair of a 12 year old girl.

Posted by: Joe Biden, man of the people at August 24, 2019 05:51 PM (C1Lsn)

57 IDNK bluebell was also a chess master.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 05:47 PM (u82oZ)
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Wait - bluebell who? I haven't played chess since college, probably.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 05:52 PM (aXucN)

58 Yes, the yellow Calvin Klein and the off white Gucci are lovely. Looked like she and Brigette Macron were exchanging thoughts on their high heels in one of the photos.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:53 PM (jm1YL)

59 There are stores you can get figures but these days I buy on line. I have quite a few Dungeon and Dragon 28mm figures but don't do anything with them.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:53 PM (BbGew)

60 She is an exceptionally fine human being in addition to being gorgeous. And yet, I believe every major fashion publication in America has yet to put her likeness on the cover. In 3 years. An international model who is stunning, not once.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 24, 2019 05:47 PM (sy5kK)


Plus, she is whip smart. She was a successful business woman before she met Trump. She also speaks 5 languages.

Imagine the coverage she'd get if she were a Democratic Party FLOTUS.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 24, 2019 05:53 PM (JVrQi)

61 >> So how many crews operate that route? That would otherwise be a twenty-four hour shift.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

Probably 3.

Posted by: Aviator at August 24, 2019 05:56 PM (2cuLk)

62 I feel like reaction to Melania is a good gauge for severity of TDS. I can see Trump rubbing folks the wrong way and if you believe in idiot leftist policies hate how he is undoing so many of them. But only petty commie bitterness can explain trash talking about Melania. Or green with envy for some of the female liberals.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 05:56 PM (vrfMC)

63 ''Imagine the coverage she'd get if she were a Democratic Party FLOTUS.''

Indeed! You'd think the designers she wears would be putting pressure on the fashion mags to feature her. She looks so wonderful in everything she chooses.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:56 PM (jm1YL)

64 The redhead by the water is carrying a book of souls she has stolen

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 24, 2019 05:57 PM (WhTSP)

65 Wait - bluebell who? I haven't played chess since college, probably.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 05:52 PM (aXucN)
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So, last year, right?

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 05:57 PM (WEBkv)

66 ''Or green with envy for some of the female liberals.''

Absolutely! Mrs. Trump has such flair. Very hard to imitate. We are so lucky to have her as First Lady.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:59 PM (jm1YL)

67 Imagine the coverage she'd get if she were a Democratic Party FLOTUS.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 24, 2019 05:53 PM (JVrQi)



What? We were already blessed with the most stylish, elegant, classically beautiful paragon of feminine perfection in Michelle Obama. In comparison, Melania would only be a buzzkill.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 05:59 PM (amw5z)

68 Plus, she is whip smart. She was a successful business woman before she met Trump. She also speaks 5 languages.

Imagine the coverage she'd get if she were a Democratic Party FLOTUS.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 24, 2019 05:53 PM (JVrQi)
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I think there are two things going on:

One: #orangemanbad so, no Melania

and

Two: The press doesn't want to Michelle to suffer when compared to Melania.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:00 PM (WEBkv)

69 Bandersnatch, can you recommend any Italian films that have English subtitles?

Not a expert, but...

Two Women. Post-war chaos in Italy with Sophia Loren and her daughter trying to survive impossible conditions and abuse. I think Sophia won an Oscar for that.

Seven Beauties. Again, war/post-war, Giancarlo Giannini is very judgmental about how his sisters should behave until all the shit hits the fan and he realizes that survival is enough.

Mediterraneo. Sheesh, still in the war. An Italian deserter hops all around the Med. He keeps saying "una razza una faccia" (one race one face) to all the Greeks and Lebanese and Moroccans he meets, because the peoples of the Med all look alike. Then they all fuck him over.

La Dolce Vita. It's been a long time. They splash in the Fontana di Trevi setting a bad example for tourists ever since.

Iere, Oggi, Domani (yesterday today tomorrow). Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni do things.

These are all ancient. I was watching a recent TV series called My Brilliant Friend. Modern, but again set in post-war Sicily. They speak a mix of Sicilian and Italian. I still have some episodes recorded but I forget where it's from. I think HBO or SHO.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:00 PM (fuK7c)

70 Would
have been interesting to see what movie roles she would have chosen as
she aged. Sigh. We'll always remember her as the beautiful young woman
and I guess that's not a bad thing.

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She lived to 52. You can find mature pics of her on the internet, and while she lost her girlish, gorgeous beauty in a way, she was just as beautiful entering her middle aged years. Very regal.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2019 06:01 PM (JoUsr)

71 So, last year, right?
Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 05:57 PM (WEBkv)
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Right!!!!

Tee hee hee.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 06:02 PM (aXucN)

72 Two: The press doesn't want to Michelle to suffer when compared to Melania.

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I don't see why Mooch would suffer. All first ladies have been showcased on the mag covers. Except Melania.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2019 06:03 PM (JoUsr)

73 So how many crews operate that route? That would otherwise be a twenty-four hour shift.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

Probably 3.


I can understand two shifts because after the main meal, half of the crew can retreat up the "stairway to heaven" and hit crew bunks, then swap out half way through the flight but where does the third crew hang out until their time?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:04 PM (lD3vL)

74 Bandersnatch, Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 06:04 PM (hGDfM)

75 She lived to 52. You can find mature pics of her on the internet, and while she lost her girlish, gorgeous beauty in a way, she was just as beautiful entering her middle aged years. Very regal.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2019 06:01 PM (JoUsr)
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Aged like fine wine.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:04 PM (WEBkv)

76 Ha Cicero. I'd see pictures of Michelle and in some she looked good. But so many of them, it was like she had been mean to the staff who advised what to wear or Ms Obama was having the fashion media on to see if they would spew BS about her looking great no matter what. (they certainly would and did AFAICT --I never have followed fashion media)

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 06:05 PM (vrfMC)

77 I don't see why Mooch would suffer. All first ladies have been showcased on the mag covers. Except Melania.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2019 06:03 PM (JoUsr)
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The media gaslighted us about Michelle and the inevitable juxtaposition would have made Michelle look bad and we can't have that, nope nope nope.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:06 PM (WEBkv)

78 Cinema Paradiso ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:06 PM (oaepv)

79 Most first ladies since Jackie have been horror shows.

Lady Bird, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Roslyn Carter, even Nancy Reagan.

Babs Bush had a certain regality.

Hillary, Laura (I'm sorry), Michelle.

I know there is still Jackie hate but it's been a long dry run.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:06 PM (fuK7c)

80 Two: The press doesn't want Michelle to suffer when compared to Melania.

They don't have to. They could showcase Big Mike on "Sports Illustrated"'s Football Preview.

No competition there. Except some defensive ends might be intimidated.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:06 PM (lD3vL)

81 There's a chess site I frequent that has daily easy and hard puzzles. The running joke on the easy puzzles is that the first thing you do is look for a Queen sac, to the point that if there are no Queens on the board, people will comment how it took them so long to figure out because they couldn't find the Queen sac.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 24, 2019 06:07 PM (Zbbka)

82 ''No competition there. Except some defensive ends might be intimidated. ''

LOLOLOLOL

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:08 PM (jm1YL)

83 But so many of them, it was like she had been mean to the staff who advised what to wear

Sometimes I thought they were trolling, when Big Mike wore the oil stained white dress tarp when reviewing the spill damage on the Gulf coast.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:09 PM (lD3vL)

84 No competition there. Except some defensive ends might be intimidated.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:06 PM (lD3vL)
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Heh.

For what it's worth, my mom, no fan of Trump, cannot believe Melania hasn't been showcased, despite the fact it's stunningly obvious she's both beautiful and successful.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:09 PM (WEBkv)

85 The Daily Mail article commented on Melania's toned arms.

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 06:10 PM (i/wJA)

86 Sometimes I thought they were trolling, when Big Mike wore the oil stained white dress tarp when reviewing the spill damage on the Gulf coast.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:09 PM (lD3vL)
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Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:11 PM (WEBkv)

87 43 Melania looked gorgeous for the dinner with the Macrons. As usual only the DM has all the pics.

Posted by: IC at August 24, 2019 05:45 PM (NbVTj)


Amazing isn't it. Looked all over the US for info on the G7 - close to zip. The DM; pages.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 06:11 PM (bETih)

88 You don't see much wool crepe anymore. Fun to wear, easy to take care of.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:12 PM (BVQ+1)

89 Ha Cicero. I'd see pictures of Michelle and in some she looked good.

Hours of makeup and careful lighting showed her in the best way possible, but that inner ugliness always shined through. Nothing was ever good enough for the Mooch, and the scowl on her face let you know it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 06:13 PM (amw5z)

90
Is CBD around?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 06:13 PM (mIQCW)

91 So I see a gay female astronaut jeopardized the a billion dollar space mission over her gay ex lover and kid..Hum reminds me of that female astronaut drove across country in a diaper to kill her lovers wife.

Ain't affirmative action in the pursuit of diversity grand?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:13 PM (yWXpx)

92 Hours of makeup and careful lighting showed her in the best way possible, but that inner ugliness always shined through. Nothing was ever good enough for the Mooch, and the scowl on her face let you know it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 06:13 PM (amw5z)
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Yeah, instead of RBF, she had Permanent BF

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:14 PM (WEBkv)

93 88 You don't see much wool crepe anymore. Fun to wear, easy to take care of.
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:12 PM (BVQ+1)

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Yeah, but terrible texture, and awful flavor.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 24, 2019 06:14 PM (Zbbka)

94 1. Qd8+ Kxd8
2. Rf8#

Posted by: jsg at August 24, 2019 06:14 PM (nUtbX)

95 Tonight is fishy fishy, right?

So, I'll just post this here for those looking for a good movie to watch tonight:


Saw "Angel Has Fallen" yesterday-

I'm a fan of the "...Has Fallen" series, so I had high hopes for this installment, and-

was not disappointed at all.

Tremendously entertaining movie from beginning to end.

Very fast pace. Barely stops to take a breath. Great action - the opening assassination attempt is simultaneously horrifying and awesome. Great directing.

Excellent acting all around.

I really like Gerard Butler as an action hero. Dude, is no Hollywood pretty boy. He looks like a thug. And real or no, his face looks like he's seen pain in his life.

Script is very good except when it's not. Some character motivations are shall we say unclear in the service of serving up big action and confrontations. SJW posturing kept to the barest of minimums.

If you want a pure popcorn adrenaline action movie in the style of the best 80s-90s action movies-

Go see "Angel Has Fallen".

Check it out.


Extra!

Stay for a silly but funny scene in the middle of the credits.


Bonus!

All of the "..Has Fallen" movies are excellent fun and highly entertaining. "London Has Fallen" is probably my fave. But, "Olympus Has Fallen" is great fun as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 06:15 PM (mIQCW)

96 I had no idea that the book The Goldfinch was made into a film - and set for a 2019 September release. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by this since much of the book is overloaded with NYC leftist ego-stroke (ofc right wing terrorism.) Boris and Theo's grifter- father being the only mildly interesting characters in a 800 page book full of ..... meh.

In the book Boris is a pasty, gaunt, Ukrainian with greasy hair that looks like it was self-cut with rusty sheep shears - certainly not the mildly gay looking metrosexual soyboi shown in the trailer. Pippa's bedroom is not a sun-drenched Jane Austin boudoir - it's a dark, gritty, subterranean hovel. Hobie is a 6'3" WASPy white guy, not a round-faced black dude.

bleh.




Posted by: 13times at August 24, 2019 06:16 PM (K3B2k)

97 Tonight is fishy fishy, right?


Si, oggi e peschi. (We're doing movies in Italian this thread).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:18 PM (fuK7c)

98 Bandersnatch, 8 1/2 ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:19 PM (oaepv)

99 Otto e mezzo ...

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:19 PM (oaepv)

100 Yeah, I never saw 8 1/2. Recommended?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:21 PM (fuK7c)

101 Not much on in my Hotel room but I am watching the jack Reacher movies

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:21 PM (yWXpx)

102 Si, oggi e peschi. (We're doing movies in Italian this thread).
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:18 PM (fuK7c)

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This is where I do my best Kevin Kline from "A Fish Called Wanda."

Spaghetti, meataballa, Si, Volare, chicken fettucini...

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:22 PM (WEBkv)

103 Just watched them disembark. First thoughts when he saw Melania, look at that ass followed immediately by I wonder if she's smart. I'll go find out.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 06:23 PM (bETih)

104 Indeed! You'd think the designers she wears would be putting pressure on the fashion mags to feature her. She looks so wonderful in everything she chooses.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:56 PM


IIRC, almost all designers boycotted doing any designs for her. Except, Dolce & Gabbanna. The ghey designers from Italy who were against ghey marriage.

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/
melania-trump-dolce-and-gabbana-stefano-gabbana-

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 24, 2019 06:23 PM (qJeBn)

105 "Seven Beauties" is good, Maaahcaarroooni.*

Despite Wertmuller being a big ole commie.

Probably, her best film.

Very dark comedy. Italian scumbag goes to Nazi concentration camp






*Said with German Accent

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 06:23 PM (mIQCW)

106 Recommended?



Yes. Just to see it. I am not a huge fan of Fellini. Maybe I need to grow up...I just don't like his use of "regular people" as actors. Or maybe I am confusing him with Antonioni ??

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:25 PM (oaepv)

107 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 06:25 PM (arJlL)

108 ''All of the "..Has Fallen" movies are excellent fun and highly entertaining. "London Has Fallen" is probably my fave. But, "Olympus Has Fallen" is great fun as well. ''

I've always thought Gerard Butler was a good actor since I saw "Dear Frankie". I know everybody associates him with "The 300'' but if you haven't watched it go and find "Dear Frankie''. Sweet little indecent Scottish production.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:26 PM (jm1YL)

109 9 1/2 has a lot to digest - creative process, writers block, Marcello....

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:26 PM (oaepv)

110 1Qh3+ Qd7
2 Rxd7

Posted by: davo at August 24, 2019 06:27 PM (sMLEE)

111 ''Sweet little indecent Scottish production.''

Question. How did autocorrect turn independent into indecent??

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:27 PM (jm1YL)

112 it is worth seeing. Mastroianni as Fellini's alter ego.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:28 PM (oaepv)

113
Fellini "Satyricon" is interesting and weird.

More Fellini than Petronius.

So many ugly people in Fellini movies I think he must hate humanity as a general proposition.

Reminds me of Woody Allen's "Stardust", wherein he told his fans they suck, It too was stuffed with ugly people.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 06:28 PM (mIQCW)

114 oops didn't see the bishop

Posted by: davo at August 24, 2019 06:29 PM (sMLEE)

115 BTW, Gerard Butler would make a great James Bond.

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:29 PM (jm1YL)

116 Problem 1 1. Qd8+ Kxd8 2. Rf8++
Problem 2 1. Q f4 moves rook 2. Kf3+ - disc attack wins Q
Problem 3 1. Qh3+ be6 2. Rd8 Qxd8 3. Qxe6 Qd7 4. Ka7+ Kb8 5. Qxd7 leaves Q v R engame

Posted by: steven at August 24, 2019 06:31 PM (TTy55)

117 BTW, Gerard Butler would make a great James Bond.
Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:29 PM (jm1YL)

Oh sorry, I guess you did not get the memo? The New james bond is a black women. Sorry the Moose outside should have told you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:31 PM (yWXpx)

118 This is where I do my best Kevin Kline from "A Fish Called Wanda."

Spaghetti, meataballa, Si, Volare, chicken fettucini...
Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:22 PM (WEBkv)
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Speak it, SPEAK IT!

Posted by: Wanda Gershwitz at August 24, 2019 06:32 PM (iB1oa)

119 116 Problem 1 1. Qd8+ Kxd8 2. Rf8++
Problem 2 1. Q f4 moves rook 2. Kf3+ - disc attack wins Q
Problem 3 1. Qh3+ be6 2. Rd8 Qxd8 3. Qxe6 Qd7 4. Ka7+ Kb8 5. Qxd7 leaves Q v R engame

Posted by: steven at August 24, 2019 06:31 PM (TTy55)


Excellent!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (JVrQi)

120 Reminds me of Woody Allen's "Stardust"

Is that the one where the space aliens say "we liked your earlier movies when you were funny"?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (fuK7c)

121 BTW, Gerard Butler would make a great James Bond.



Is that the guy from Simon and Simon?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

122 Hmm. This young lady is a good enough player not to need the cleavage showing.

Posted by: MW at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (hNTtn)

123 Question. How did autocorrect turn independent into indecent??
Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 06:27 PM (jm1YL)
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Mind reading?

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (WEBkv)

124 BTW, Gerard Butler would make a great James Bond.

Another hairless chested Bond? Were Sean and Pierce the only hairy ones?

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 24, 2019 06:34 PM (qJeBn)

125 Ain't affirmative action in the pursuit of diversity grand?

Wait until you see the final cut of the gallery of diversity and social justice misfits for the Mars Expedition.

It will be the notorious Star Wars bar scene.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:34 PM (lD3vL)

126 Reminds me of Woody Allen's "Stardust"

Is that the one where the space aliens say "we liked your earlier movies when you were funny"?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (fuK7c)



Yes.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 06:34 PM (mIQCW)

127 For what it's worth, my mom, no fan of Trump, cannot believe Melania hasn't been showcased, despite the fact it's stunningly obvious she's both beautiful and successful.

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Part of the problem is that she was successful without licking the FemiNazi boots.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 06:34 PM (dmoiP)

128 Wait until you see the final cut of the gallery of diversity and social justice misfits for the Mars Expedition.

It will be the notorious Star Wars bar scene.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 06:34 PM (lD3vL)
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You're not expecting anyone to survive the trip, are you?

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 06:35 PM (WEBkv)

129 Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (lwiT4)
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I think you're thinking of Gerald McRainey.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 06:35 PM (iB1oa)

130 That pic of them leaving last night.
Not happy campers.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 24, 2019 06:35 PM (bETih)

131 So many ugly people in Fellini movies I think he must hate humanity as a general proposition.

==

I always got a feeling, while watching his films, that Fellini was a painter, used filmmaker tools to populate a type of canvas. More visual effect than storytelling.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 06:36 PM (oaepv)

132 I think you're thinking of Gerald McRainey.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 06:35 PM (iB1oa)



Oh, thanks. I loved that show. I can hear the theme music in my head.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 06:36 PM (lwiT4)

133 Is that the guy from Simon and Simon?
Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 06:33 PM (lwiT4)


No, you're thinking of Gerald McRaney.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 24, 2019 06:36 PM (JVrQi)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Horde. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Let's take some time off from politics and current events and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


10 things your dog would tell you if he could...

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me - it is crucial to my well being.

4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.

5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.

6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.

7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.

8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.

9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.

10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I cannot bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.

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A sweet story from a lurker.

.. really more of a story about someone's future pets, I hope!

I was out visiting my big sister as she started her first round of chemotherapy. Since the first several hours of the first round was paperwork and lab tests, I decided to get some work done that morning and head to the chemo facility for her drip in the afternoon. But not even an hour into the paperwork I got an urgent text from her directing me to deliver to a friend of hers in the neighborhood several pieces of kitty apparatus: a crate, a blanket, a food bowl, a litter box ... and a medium-sized animal trap. Turns out that I was about to be introduced to this local band of below-the-radar cat rescuers and foster-ers that Sis and her buds had been running for years and that was now a well-oiled machine.

Apparently, a feral cat had had kittens in an abandoned minivan right across the street from one of the rescuers, and the plan was to trap the mama, extricate the kittens, and then re-unite them in a safe place where the kittens could eventually grow up in a good home and mama could eventually be spayed. So I delivered the hardware, and then was introduced - behind a minivan window - to the mama and the litter of kittens, who were a few days old at the time, now about two weeks old.

The kittens are thriving under the care of an experienced cat foster-er, but so far mama cat has not wanted anything to do with the kittens. The foster mom is trying to re-introduce mama to kitties gradually and safely.
The kittens are absolutely adorable. (The mama is a tabby, so the kittens have all kinds of colors in their fur.) Sadly, my other half informs me - emphatically - that no, we can't take on an additional six kittens. So any Pet Morons in western PA/eastern OH/panhandle WV who can adopt - I think they'll soon be available.

The whole thing got written up by one of the rescuers in her cat-rescuer blog,
here:

My real-life name is **** and I've lurked at Ace for years under the screen name crisis du jour

Dunno if any of this is helpful for the blog, but it was very cool to be introduced to this sub-culture of dedicated pet rescuers.

Best


With so much information provided, I deleted our lurker's real name. First of all, best wishes for your sister in her fight against cancer. F*ck cancer!

Thanks for sharing a neat story here on the Pet Thread.


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This is Bryce one year after we adopted him from a family who was fostering his whole family. That family was us. We're suckers. Not sure if he feels quite at home here yet. You decide. -Rihar

Bryce appears to be a terribly mistreated dog. The Pet Thread is going to send out the local authorities. J/K, he looks at home and appears to be spoiled. Good job!!

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Long time lurker! This is a photo of Babs reading Ace of Spades with me a few years ago. She was abandoned by her mother at 5 weeks old on the roof of a 2 story building I used to work at. Our Rottweilers accepted and raised her, and now she's the queen bee. Lol! They have passed, and since then she's raised 2 Dobermans. She struts around the house with no worries of big dogs because she's large and in charge (all 12 lbs of her). Haha!

If you want to use this for the pet morons post, then I'm Dixie. ����

Hi Dixie. Any kitteh who reads The ONT has to be featured here at the AoS. Thanks for sharing Babs' story with us.


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Hello, I've been a lurker for several years now and love AoS HQ and the variety of topics it covers. So when I'm sitting on my back porch relaxing on the weekends one of my first go-to reads is the AoS Pet Thread. I hope these two pics are good enough to make it in your "Meet the Pet Morons" section. The first is of Chicabella Wormtail. She was my first dog ever as I've always had cats. She came to me at 6 years old as a rescue and it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, Chica started going blind at 8 from an autoimmune disease, and then developed heart problems later on. I lost her at 16 years old last August, and it about killed me. After a couple of months I couldn't stand it any more, and began searching for another rescue. After "interviewing" several dogs (I had no idea they were so picky), I came upon these two at a shelter in the North Georgia mountains, and it was love again at first sight. I really hit the jackpot with Flynn (the larger male) and Sadie Mae (smaller female) - they run and play and greet me every night with overflowing happiness and joy. Thanks, Bird from Lilburn


Thanks for coming out of the lurker shadows and sharing with us today. First dogs can be awfully special. Not that the next 2 or 15 aren't. But there is something about the 1st one. It looks like you have a nice pair of pals at the moment.

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Our 2 puppies, Charlie (red collar) and Bailey (blue collar) are getting big fast. Food-centric training works great, even with our big girl, Geddy. We've researched raising litter mates and see lots of work ahead. Separate sleeping quarters, separate training, feeding and lots of one-on-one time. Allowing then to play but not fight. I'd not do it again but spouse loves small things so why not take TWO! WHEW! -S.Lynn, Idaho

You folks are definitely braver than your humble Cob. Been there, done that and I would never do it again. However, it sounds as if you are raising them correctly. Gorgeous dogs.


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This is our schnauzer Sully. He was always with us from 2005 until 2017. Every time we painted a room he ended up with paint on him because he had to see what was going on and he slept under the crib of all three of our kids. We were never afraid to leave our kids in the yard alone because no one could show up unannounced. We are thinking of getting a new dog but we are having trouble thinking of replacing him. Thanks to all the people posting pictures it’s been great.-No Name Provided


Don't be afraid to get another dog. You never replace them. You're just adding a new wonderful family member. Schnauzers are great dogs with kids, just ask my 3 of my nephews.

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Good morning. I am a long time lurker, Aceof SpadesHQ is my first read of the day, over my morning coffee. The doggie is Seamus, a golden retriever who we got as a pup. He will be seven in November. He loves to nap on the couch or the bed or the floor, or anywhere. He is our third golden, I couldn’t recommend a better breed. The horse is Skipped the Gold, better known as Linus. He is a 24 year old quarter horse. In his younger days he was quite a star in the local hunter/jumperworld. Mrs has a bag full of his ribbons. He now spends his days at a local barn and flirts with the girls that are boarded there also. He is no pasture pet, he gets ridden on a regular basis and is a very well trained horse. Love the Sunday pet thread. Dougfir25


The staff of AoSHQ thank you for your daily patronage. Once again another fan of the Golden Retriever. I've never met a person who had a negative thing to say about the breed. Quite the horse you have there, we don't see many here at the Pet Thread. Thanks for submitting both of them today.


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Our youngest daughter Sparky with our Irish Setter Charlie. Time has flown. Charlie is no longer with us. And this little girl is all grown up. - Mis. Hum.


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A great group of stories today about our pet friends. Thank you all for sharing their stories and photos with us.

If you have something pet related you wish to share, please submit to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!!

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1 Nice.

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 03:11 PM (mIJBI)

2 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 03:12 PM (pPNCa)

3 Caturday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPA778_lcOo

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 24, 2019 03:14 PM (w7KSn)

4 What a great kitty rescue story!

Coincidentally, my name in meat world is also *****.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 03:14 PM (AkkRZ)

5 Happy Caturday

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 03:15 PM (BbGew)

6 Hilarious gun store ad mocking Facebook rules.

https://youtu.be/z3TIxWZd6Zc

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 03:17 PM (ltuaO)

7 I appreciate the Lurkers photos and stories.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 03:20 PM (BbGew)

8 That Valu-Rite milk is a sinister cat whistle of white supremacy.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 03:24 PM (pPNCa)

9 Wonderful pics and stories, thank you. Someday I will get a dog, but that day has not yet come. (I'm not home enough to be fair to the dog.)

Posted by: Dr Alice at August 24, 2019 03:25 PM (36nhv)

10 Wonderful pets today and great pictures of them. I chuckled at 90 proof vodka flavored milk.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 03:26 PM (vrfMC)

11 heh about the dog interviewing.

We wound up with our pooch, Shadow, because he choose us, well, me.

Really couldn't ask for a better dog when it comes to companionship and looking after us.



Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 03:29 PM (WEBkv)

12 This was an excellent post. So many great takeways.

I have been living down here in Arlington for a year. We have a Yorkie and of all the family members, I miss Gracie the most.

Everything in the gray box above is true.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 03:30 PM (gAXBD)

13 woof

Posted by: firefirefire at August 24, 2019 03:31 PM (LVVMh)

14 Wonderful pics and stories, thank you. Someday I will get a dog, but that day has not yet come. (I'm not home enough to be fair to the dog.)
Posted by: Dr Alice at August

My dilemma as well. *sigh* Imma thinking 2024.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 03:33 PM (BLFnH)

15 Beautiful pet thread!!!


Lurkers, please come on out and join the Horde more often! These are good people, just a bit salty sometimes. Salt means flavor, you know!!

Posted by: Moki at August 24, 2019 03:37 PM (mFoNl)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 03:42 PM (arJlL)

17 I think Pixy's hamsters went on strike for a few minutes; couldn't refresh the page.

Come to think of it, why aren't Pixy's hamsters ever featured on a Pet Thread?

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 03:42 PM (pPNCa)

18 Prince the Poodle was at the vet yesterday for his regular check up. He has Cushings disease and a less than stellar liver but the medicines are letting him hold his own and even improve a bit. He's been livlier and more comfortable the last few months. Wonderful news. He's 15 years old as best we can figure (senior rescue) so good reports are always a relief.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 03:43 PM (bmdz3)

19 Mmm mmm mmm, food thread!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at August 24, 2019 03:43 PM (NWiLs)

20 Thanks for the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:45 PM (ycWCI)

21 Lurkers, please come on out and join the Horde more often! These are good people, just a bit salty sometimes. Salt means flavor, you know!!

Posted by: Moki at August 24, 2019 03:37 PM (mFoNl)

We have Umami!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:46 PM (ycWCI)

22 We have Umami!

Give her back !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 03:49 PM (arJlL)

23 I thought you were father of the bride today, MisHum. I hope that is the bride back in the day when she used to rock and roll. j/k

Our local shelter has a designation called 'working cats'. They are mostly feral (although the pet strays are put up for regular adoption) and are checked and neutered/spayed.

If you have a warehouse or barn, or an office in a more remote spot, there is nothing better than a working cat to keep the local rodent population under control.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 24, 2019 03:50 PM (MIKMs)

24 Since some of the morons suggested that the HQ offer matchmaking services for humans, it's only fair to do the same for pets. Here's an online dating service for cats:

https://tinyurl.com/y42gyqe6

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 03:53 PM (pPNCa)

25 We have Umami!

Give her back !



NO! she is Ourmami now !

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 04:02 PM (hCbo0)

26 15 Moki

You rang?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 04:04 PM (u82oZ)

27 My Ghost is semi-feral. Barn-born to a domesticated mother who brought him to her human after weaning to be fed.

He's an excellent hunter, so he hates the lack of mice here -- goes after water-bugs instead. But I can't hold him, and the only time he gets on the bed is to wake me to get him food or water.

I like him, but darn -- I wish he were friendlier.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 24, 2019 04:04 PM (/BxRJ)

28 Beautiful, funny, adorable pet morons.

That thing about dogs and their people touched me. Sometimes I do get frustrated with my Paisley but then I remember that all she wants is to tell me she loves me and wants my time and attention.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 04:06 PM (aCNZ6)

29 We took our 12 year old Cocker Spaniel (named Frank) on his first big road trip this past week. A round trip from WI to Arkansas. Because he loves to ride he could not stand to lay down and not see what was going on. Needless to say, he's exhausted. Two 14 hour rides in two days.

However, this morning he was back at the car door, raring to go again.

The 10 Things sure brought a tear to my eye. Damn allergies

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 24, 2019 04:07 PM (7ZQe3)

30 Mrs. Darklighter is trying to talk me into a Bernese mountain dog. Anybody have any advice/experience with this breed?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 24, 2019 04:07 PM (wkI02)

31 That first pic reminds me of our Bailey. She's a 9.5 yo lab. As she's gotten older she's taken to going to the bottom of the stairs if she thinks it's bedtime and we are cooperating. Sometimes she barks and we just tell her to go on up and she does. Other times she just goes up on her own.

Posted by: Farmer at August 24, 2019 04:07 PM (T5tjg)

32 I figured out a while ago the best thing you can do for a dog is another (compatible) dog.

So we have an elder pair, and a younger pair. Never let my wife surf dog-rescue sites.

They all have differing personalities, but they all get along well enough, and various combinations of two or three will play together.

And when one thinks he or she hears something in the yard and sprints for the dog-door, they're all in full flight.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:08 PM (8erNz)

33 Sparky the cat tore off his dew claw somehow. He seemed to be doing fine until last night. He went outside and I haven't seem him since. I think he went outside to die. I'm going to miss him.

Posted by: Ronster at August 24, 2019 04:08 PM (NOanj)

34 I always enjoy the petmoron photos and stories, which leads to a suggestion. Take photos of your pets whenever possible, especially in humorous or cute poses. And make sure you have physical copies, not some 'stored in the cloud' crap.

We can look at photos from 35 years ago that bring back the joys of their company. Yeah, we miss them but we always smile at the pictures and memories and tell the old stories.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 04:08 PM (bmdz3)

35 Re: that poster on top. One word Paisley knows is bedtime.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 04:09 PM (aCNZ6)

36 Paisley likes to lie down near or on my feet, but her bony knees hurt when she presses them down on my feet.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 04:12 PM (aCNZ6)

37 Happy Pet Thread Day

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 04:13 PM (hGDfM)

38 I was recovering some files off an ild hard drive and found pictures of pets! I didn't know about some of these. Some were of my German Shepherd, Bjarne, who looked a lot like the GSD in the top picture.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 04:13 PM (Lqy/e)

39 My Ghost is semi-feral. Barn-born to a domesticated mother who brought him to her human after weaning to be fed.



He's an excellent hunter, so he hates the lack of mice here -- goes
after water-bugs instead. But I can't hold him, and the only time he
gets on the bed is to wake me to get him food or water.



I like him, but darn -- I wish he were friendlier.



Posted by: Empire1 at August 24, 2019 04:04 PM

Our son found a cat like that once in the woods. He was a blue tabby. Tiny little thing he brought home and we fed took care of him and got him fixed. Never really gave him a name other than "Cat" until he started disappearing for days at a time after he grew up then we called him AWOL.


As time went by his absences extended into weeks and then months. We never really knew when he would come home but he always eventually did so we left cat food on the table for him.


One day after a two month vacation he came strolling up the driveway carrying a dead squirrel that he killed, sat down next to me while I was working on the brakes for my Jeep and commenced to eat the squirrel leaving part for me and he wandered off again for a few days.

The next time he was gone for 6 months and we really thought he was dead but he came home for a few days ate some cat food then he left for good. Not sure what happened but we never saw him again.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 24, 2019 04:14 PM (JUOKG)

40 Walgreens does nice photo albums. I'm go___ to do a couple for pet pictures, so I have some physical copies.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 04:14 PM (Lqy/e)

41 Our local shelter has a designation called 'working cats'. They are mostly feral (although the pet strays are put up for regular adoption) and are checked and neutered/spayed.

If you have a warehouse or barn, or an office in a more remote spot, there is nothing better than a working cat to keep the local rodent population under control.


The rescue group that I volunteer with places feral cats as barn and stable cats. Here's a short news item from Las Vegas about working cats controlling the local Rat Pack:
https://tinyurl.com/y4stztst

The Vegas cats also work in breweries, so maybe MisHum needs to find a picture of kittehs enjoying a brewski.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 04:15 PM (pPNCa)

42 Paisley likes to lie down near or on my feet, but her bony knees hurt when she presses them down on my feet.


Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 04:12 PM

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The wife's dog sleeps on her feet to start but as the night progresses she will get between us. I don't mind except when she dreams and starts kicking me in the back when she thinks she is running.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 24, 2019 04:15 PM (JUOKG)

43 So we have an elder pair, and a younger pair. Never let my wife surf dog-rescue sites.

The eldest of the bunch is a boy, and the first male we've ever had. For whatever reason, we'd always avoided them, but this dude is perfect. In some respects the best dog we've ever had. He's mellow, a little jealous, protective of people but not too much of a house watchdog.

Ah, but he was sprayed as a puppy so he kills skunks without a second thought no matter the consequences. I think the Skunk Map has gone out with one of those crosshatched prohibited-airspace markings like the aeronautical charts, we haven't had any in a long time.

Seriously, don't be afraid of male dogs. Just because when they're young they might hike their leg on a friend's foot, and two weeks later on your brother-in-law's. Contain your laughter. They'll get over it.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:19 PM (8erNz)

44 Animal rescue workers do God's work, straight up. Several years ago I developed a fondness for videos from some organizations (mainly LA-based Hope for Paws and Romanian outfit Howl of a dog, there are many more out there). Something about seeing critters brought from awful circumstances to healing and learning to love again.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 24, 2019 04:21 PM (D5yyd)

45 The photo of Mis Hum's dog and little girl is just what I meant. That is the kind of thing he and the Mrs. will treasure, his daughter will think back on and, hopefully, show to her own kids.

I'm sure Mis Hum is too busy as Father of the Bride to see the thread today but I expect he will see it soon enough.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 04:24 PM (bmdz3)

46 44 Animal rescue workers do God's work, straight up.

All of ours are rescues from the (California) Central Valley. The latest, a little rat terrier, was a nasty cuss when he got here, didn't want to be touched, we were told he'd been thrown out of a car somewhere out in the Valley and no one's quite sure how long he'd lived out there, but over the past year he's mellowed hugely, has no problem with my playing with his paws or tumbling him around.

We'd take another dozen if we could, but we have a hard enough time finding someone to check in on and feed them when we travel (yeah, they get the house when we go away).

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:26 PM (8erNz)

47 Love them all! What personalities on display! Babs (reading Ace of Spades) and Chica (doing ballet on the couch?) she are cracking me up.

Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 04:26 PM (aLBwb)

48 Oh since I posted a couple weeks ago asking for votes for Arlo. HE WON! Lost Fantasy will put that 5K to great use; posted a pic today of another dog they took in that had to be shaved down. That one will be off to another rescue in a couple days with a bigger adoption base.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 04:31 PM (vrfMC)

49 The Two Dog theory. Brody delights in running as fast as he can around the barn, through the arena, out through the pasture and back again. When Jagar became available it was a perfect match. Both young dogs of equal size and weight and boundless energy to play. Brody was content for about the first three days. After three days Brody was taking Jagar out the gate and out by the road. Brody would look at me and I could see him saying, OK, that was fun but he can go home now.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 04:32 PM (hGDfM)

50 17 Come to think of it, why aren't Pixy's hamsters ever featured on a Pet Thread?
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 03:42 PM (pPNCa)

heh

Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 04:33 PM (aLBwb)

51 Love the Pet Thread today. And hi to Crisis du Jour.

I am hoping that the little chihuahua we got when our friend passed away has not now decided he won't eat unless he has an audience.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 04:34 PM (BVQ+1)

52 As i recall, Arlo had some stiff competition.

Kudos Arlo!

Am sure the pet morons helped out...

Posted by: Lone Ranger at August 24, 2019 04:35 PM (PMJAR)

53 Something about seeing critters brought from awful circumstances to healing and learning to love again.

Yes-- which reminds me to post a video from Nowzad, an animal rescue group in Afghanistan started by a British Royal Marine that rescues dogs and cats found (or adopted) by soldiers and helps them get home with the soldiers or find homes in the UK and the United States. This video is about some puppies found by a soldier that were rescued by Nowzad, given vet care, and sent to the States to be reunited with the soldier who found them.

https://tinyurl.com/y2e7va7u

Helping our troops to bring home pets saved from a war zone is another way to support the troops!

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 04:36 PM (pPNCa)

54 Our neighbors got a mini? (not very) australian shepherd dog. Toby thinks this is marvelous as Macy matches his energy level and they will run around. But I think they do both like going to their own houses after play time.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 04:36 PM (vrfMC)

55 Good afternoon, y'all. Dog is snoozing on the office floor and I'm waiting for the Gators/Canes game to kickoff D1 football.

Posted by: Bert G at August 24, 2019 04:38 PM (OMsf+)

56 Hmm.

Ms mouse calls me **** as well. Usually daily...

The shih tzus are spending the afternoon in their usual spot - the living room sectional.

Comfy, they are.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 04:38 PM (6qErC)

57 B. cat. Very cool.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 04:39 PM (vrfMC)

58 I am hoping that the little chihuahua we got when our friend passed away has not now decided he won't eat unless he has an audience.

We have four, feed them twice a day together. Kibble.

The largest and eldest of the four basically cleans his bowl in about two gulps.

The second-smallest and youngest of the bunch (about 1.5yr at this point) hoovers her bowl about as fast then starts trying to get her nose into everyone else's bowl.

The third to finish (second-eldest, second-largest) plods along and get the job done.

The smallest but not youngest walks up to his bowl then starts looking around. I'm not sure if he's expecting someone else to try to take his food away (see above, she would if I let her) or if he just is wondering whether someone else got something better, but sometimes he won't start eating until most of the others are done. And sometimes I'll just take his food away if he doesn't eat, he doesn't seem to care that much, but at 530AM I'm not in a mood to brook much disagreement.

I think he wants wet dog food. Sorry, dude, can't do that here, think your life is good enough that you can put up with a little inconvenience.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:40 PM (8erNz)

59 Mis Hum, I just returned from letting the vizslas walk me on this beautiful day and, hurrah!, I get to open up the pet thread. One of my favorite reads of the week.

Wonderful pictures and stories in this edition, especially your own. We too had Irish setters living with us for a time (we were caring for them when my in-laws, their people, were unable to take care of them). Our girls were young in those days and, like you, everyone has now moved on. Except us, we are still 29 and still dog people.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 24, 2019 04:42 PM (NVYyb)

60 29 ... Pete Seria (I love that nic),

Prince also lives for car rides and loves to look out the window and stick his nose into the breeze if possible. He is too short (toy poodle) to see over the window sill so we got an elevated doggy seat/bed that puts him level with the view. It's designed to be used in a car and can be connected to the seat belts for stability and has a short leash to keep him from being tossed around if I have to hit the brakes hard. It has worked very well and is comfy enough for him to fall asleep.

We got it on Amazon. Look under 'Snoozer Lookout Car Seat'.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 04:44 PM (bmdz3)

61 Having cats and dogs and both fed free choice dry kibble I used to feed the cat(s) on the chest freezer. Dad's lap cat is not that much of a jumper and started out living in the basement when we got him so he gets fed in a storeroom and the door is tied so it won't open wide enough for Toby the dog to get in.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 04:45 PM (vrfMC)

62 My sister is a pet rescuer.

She now has 5 beagles, all older, and most with health problems. She fosters them if they are being transported across AZ, drives long distances to get one from a rescuer to another foster sight, and takes those from the Beagle Rescue that can't be placed due to health and age.

She runs a hospice, ...for beagles.

When they die (usually planned, when heath conditions become unassailable), I pick them up and from her and bury on my property. There are now four here.

She is a saint.

I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.

Posted by: retropox at August 24, 2019 04:45 PM (VO+Id)

63 With regard to the "10 Things Your Dog Would Tell You If He Could..."

Except for #1 and #8, these could also be "What Your Child Would Tell You If He Dared." #10 doesn't count, I suppose, since we get old before our kids, but it reminds me of that gag about "Be good to your kids; they're going to pick out your nursing home."
Don't have a house animal at the moment, but it's always a pleasure to see the PetMorons here.

Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2019 04:46 PM (S6ArX)

64 Ghost has been a strictly indoor cat since I got him (too much nasty wildlife in the area to leave him outside -- bobcats & coyotes last place, coyotes now). Still has his claws, just in case he gets out, to give him a chance.

Not that he seems interested in going outside, but still. The semi-feral part appears to keep him from getting emotionally close to humans.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 24, 2019 04:46 PM (/BxRJ)

65 54 Our neighbors got a mini? (not very) australian shepherd dog. Toby thinks this is marvelous as Macy matches his energy level and they will run around. But I think they do both like going to their own houses after play time.

Our little pair sleep in crates, the big ones with us or our daughter. But during the day the big ones hide out in the little ones' crates.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:47 PM (8erNz)

66 retropox, Bless you and your sister.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 04:49 PM (hGDfM)

67 They do enjoy having the option of a quiet den at times don't they?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 04:49 PM (vrfMC)

68 I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.

Our last dog, before the current four (she was a solo), had a stroke and died under our apple tree in the yard at age 13. I picked her up when I found her, put her in the car, and drove her to the vet.

I almost wish I'd buried her where she died.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:49 PM (8erNz)

69 thanks, Ben Had.

Posted by: retropox at August 24, 2019 04:50 PM (VO+Id)

70 Crisis du jour,
Wonderful about the cat fosters. Your story made me very happy. It is such a relief to learn that there are other families besides ourselves with six pet cats. Also, after working with cat fosters and rescuers I have come to the conclusion that there are angels on earth. They may be cranky at times but angels nevertheless.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 04:51 PM (wTl5J)

71 I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.

Posted by: retropox at August 24, 2019 04:45 PM (VO+Id)


Don't sell yourself short. He who shovels and buries also serves. There's good karma in what you do for the rescues who crossed that Rainbow Bridge. Their lives mattered and they were not treated as pieces of trash before and after they left.

Posted by: RickZ at August 24, 2019 04:52 PM (Y8PSl)

72 Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 24, 2019 04:42 PM (NVYyb)

Very envious, we had a Viszla when we were 28, but he is long gone. What remarkable, intelligent, athletic, and deviously clever dogs!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 04:53 PM (BiNEL)

73 I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.

Our last dog, before the current four (she was a solo), had a stroke and died under our apple tree in the yard at age 13. I picked her up when I found her, put her in the car, and drove her to the vet.

I almost wish I'd buried her where she died.
Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:49 PM (8erNz)

I hate these allergies.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 04:53 PM (aCNZ6)

74 I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.

Posted by: retropox at August 24, 2019 04:45 PM (VO+Id)


They also serve who stand and dig!

Two at my daughter's place and three dogs and three cats at mine!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 04:55 PM (BiNEL)

75 They also serve who stand and dig!

So true-- I treasure the friends who helped me dig graves for my four cats (one cat died in December, so the ground was very hard) as well as the dearly loved cats themselves. It helped to have human companions there for those last good-byes.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 24, 2019 04:59 PM (pPNCa)

76 I have an odd quirk about burying some.

Two of the mini doxies I buried because they loved to be covered up under blankets, but my darling Murphy hated to be covered. I laid her body to rest outside where she loved to be, Her spirit still lives with me everyday.

I am fortunate to have the room to make those choices.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 05:01 PM (hGDfM)

77
I'm just a brother with a shovel, and a quiet piece of soft ground under the canyon ash trees.


Thank you for your great kindness.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 05:01 PM (wTl5J)

78 #11.... Sometimes (whatever) I eat cat shit that's on my neighbours' lawn.

#12 You have to pull grassy shit out my arse when I eat meadow grass 'cos I think it helps me and I am bunged up.

#13 When you are in a deep sleep I nuzzle you 30 times till you let me out for a pee.

#14 Despite many doggie classes I refuse to pick up
my shit.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:08 PM (5IHGB)

79 No Chess and Dress thread today?

Posted by: Tuna at August 24, 2019 05:14 PM (jm1YL)

80 Thank you for your kindness to your saintly sister with the beagle hospice Retro. For me it is comforting to bury the pets, even though I want to be cremated when I die.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 05:14 PM (vrfMC)

81 Miss Hum you didn't call your your youngest kid SPARKY
seriously say NOT.
I had a Irish setter as a kid and it was my baby SITTER watched over me as the folks walked along the prom whilst i was in my pram having a bottle of guinness,tough area.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 05:18 PM (5IHGB)

82 Hrothgar, this is our second set and we love them. I have never had any issues with the breed, so long as they get plenty of outdoor exercise and plenty of people time. I know they are popular with the urban sophisticates but I cannot imagine keeping pointers in an apartment. They absolutely need to be outdoors and running every day!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 24, 2019 05:18 PM (NVYyb)

83 Game thread up.

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 05:19 PM (mIJBI)

84 10 things your dog would tell you if he could...

I really wasn't expecting things to get that serious! A nice piece, though.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 05:20 PM (Ee+Sn)

85 Thanks, Pale Rider.

BTW: I teach infectious disease biology,
and a pale horse/pale rider quote always makes it
into the bubonic plague or Spanish influenza lecture.

...to scare the med students.

Posted by: retropox at August 24, 2019 05:23 PM (VO+Id)

86 We'd take another dozen if we could, but we have a hard enough time finding someone to check in on and feed them when we travel (yeah, they get the house when we go away).
Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2019 04:26 PM (8erNz)
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That right there puts a limit on how much Mrs. Blake and I can travel. Our pooch, Shadow, cannot abide strangers in the house if we're not about and the local pet boarding leaves a lot to be desired.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 05:24 PM (WEBkv)

87 My German Shepherd, a little over a year old now, gets along well with our other two doggies. He minds us well, so I had the big idea to take him to a behavior class to learn new things and to get him out more in public and he promptly got thrown out the first night for barking at the instructor when he approached him with a treat. Glad we had him on a tight leash. He had never acted aggressively like that before to our visitors but he does like to bark at people who walk by our property from behind his fence. Maybe the other strange dogs at class stressed him out.
Long-time lurker and a big fan of the articles and especially the pet thread.

Posted by: CJHMHCH at August 24, 2019 05:26 PM (eSgwh)

88 CJH, Not impressed with the instructor if they didn't tell you how to manage the situation but simply asked you to leave. I'm not at all a dog trainer, but good ones have tips for folks on how to keep the dog focused on them, give it something to do to divert from barking,pulling etc.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 05:40 PM (vrfMC)

89
he promptly got thrown out the first night for barking at the instructor when he approached him with a treat.

Columbo's Basset Hound got thrown of obedience school for demoralizing the other dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 06:00 PM (aKsyK)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Special Visitors [KT]

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Hello, Horde! We have some photos of very special garden and farm visitors today, some things to eat and some lush flowers, too. Next week, I think, an ummm. . . unusual flower.

The visitor above came to see Illinwek, who also has a garden update:

Garden is overgrown, getting some raspberries again, muskmelon coming along ... will have to fence out the chickens next year.

So here are some recent trail cam pics ...

Bobcat out midday?? ... not far from the house.


and raccoon family in a row

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lots of deer ... here is a nice buck, needs to fatten up

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Mom and fawns, same day

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Fabulous photos! Thanks, Illiniwek.

Here is a garden denizen who took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Federal Building in Sacramento. Waiting in line like everyone else.

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And how about this?

I have a pair of these guys keeping an eye on things at the farm for me. On evenings I don't see them I can hear them nearby. Very cool. Weasel

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Admirale's Mate had a visitor, too. Also dramatic, in a different way:

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The Edible Garden

I think that Shanks for the Memory just planted some fall beans. Here, a kidney bean germinates to Strauss:

Here are some really enticing green bean recipes. You can use bush beans if you want to. Check them out:

Fortex, Gold of Bacau, Nor'easter, Rattlesnake. Fortex is the best if you have the climate for it.

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Pole beans with pasta

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Gordon has produced his first salsa. I think I see some pickling cucumbers, too.

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Some of us may need the recipe.

S. Lynne has lots of produce coming on. More photos next week.

Honeycrisp apples. Fresh. Wow.

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Gardens of The Horde

Blake, who lives in Bakersfield, sent in the following:

I've sort of nicknamed this particular crape myrtle "Sideshow Bob Myrtle."

Note, though, my neighbor's crape myrtles are also putting on quite the show.

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Admirale's Mate has a couple of fine lilies:

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If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to remain a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:09 PM




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1 Good afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:12 PM (BbGew)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 01:14 PM (arJlL)

3 Beautiful pics. That myrtle is gorgeous, but my fave is the bottom lilies. What kind are they, I wonder.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 24, 2019 01:14 PM (/+bwe)

4 The Owl and the Bobcat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat...
Nice.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 24, 2019 01:16 PM (aS1PU)

5 Great pics.

Posted by: Ronster at August 24, 2019 01:17 PM (NOanj)

6 My cucumbers are finally going, should pull out 1 that deer chopped down almost straight away, it really didn't produce much, its neighbor will be going soon. Right now as of this morning there isn't one good red tomatoe, there are dozens but all green.
And as have said end of last few week threads been harvesting dill seed pulling off heads and putting in a paper bag. Eventually the seeds will dry and fall to bottom.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:17 PM (BbGew)

7 Do have 1 big red Anaheim pepper that will grill today to make a chile releno

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:19 PM (BbGew)

8 My tomatoes are going gangbusters...it is turning into an engineering project to keep them supported. I find that ripping thin strips from a sturdy cotton shirt works best to tie them up with. I stick 8 foot sections of scrap trim wood as needed around the plants, with notches to secure the ties to. Former roommate of mine started the garden and didn't space the tomatoes properly...or anything else for that matter

Posted by: Model_1066 at August 24, 2019 01:26 PM (vDbXI)

9 The salsa looks delicious. Recipe please!!!

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 01:29 PM (AkkRZ)

10 Love seeing the pics of the garden produce transformed into table food. The pasta and the salsa both look delicious!

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 01:31 PM (DJFLF)

11 FINALLY this morning was cool enough to go out my deck and talk to the plants.
This past summer was brutal, temperature and tempest-wise.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 01:32 PM (DJFLF)

12 Does anyone know the seed gathering process for salvia plants - the flowering kind?
https://tinyurl.com/yxzqqtr7
I planted the above a few years ago. They have been throwing volunteers, but I would like to plant them next year in a less haphazard fashion.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 01:35 PM (DJFLF)

13 Fall-like day here in western Connecticut. Lots of perennials still blooming, including roses, phlox, helenium, helianthus, day lillies, cone flowers, autumn joy, Russian sage, lobelia, hostas (hanging on). And of course the annuals are at their best right now and for 2-3 more weeks.

Posted by: Caliban at August 24, 2019 01:41 PM (QE8X6)

14 Honeycrisp apples. Fresh. Wow.




Honeycrisp are the best.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:43 PM (L9eMC)

15 Bobcat out midday?? ... not far from the house.




yeah. what's up with that ? must be a youn' one.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:44 PM (L9eMC)

16 Great pics!
Illinewek has that touch...
I've seen bobcat and fox, but they NEVER show on the game cams. Go figger.
Model_1066- we have tried every staking system imaginable- the Texas weave; 4 post, 3 posts... you name it.
This year we let half the tomatoes sprawl on straw. Staked the other half.
Next year, all get to sprawl on straw. VERY wet year, and no real fungal issues at all, so we go wide, not up.

Posted by: MarkY at August 24, 2019 01:46 PM (4QJX6)

17
Bobcat out midday?? ... not far from the house.







Not unheard of. Last summer we had a bobcat hanging around the shop building around midday. There's a creek running just on the north side of the building and he was walking from there around the corner of the building while a couple of us were in the parking lot. Didn't have enough time to grab phones to take photos though. Too bad, he was a big 'un.

We get lots of critters coming around from the creek. A couple of snapping turtles walking across the parking lot (the stench from those things is unreal). Snakes getting into the warehouse, of course. A couple of months back, we had a frickin' crawfish that walked about 150 yards away from the creek to die in the middle of the warehouse floor.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 01:47 PM (veoSD)

18 We get lots of critters coming around from the creek. A couple of snapping turtles walking across the parking lot (the stench from those things is unreal). Snakes getting into the warehouse, of course. A couple of months back, we had a frickin' crawfish that walked about 150 yards away from the creek to die in the middle of the warehouse floor.

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that creek must have ducks or something, he was looking for food probably

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:50 PM (L9eMC)

19 snapping turtles are mud dwellers; always see them sunning on banks of some disgusting wastewater

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:52 PM (L9eMC)

20 Beautiful crepe myrtles ... now I want some. The deer really loved my first honeycrisp, chomped the limbs till it died. My second one is on its second year, not looking great ... but this pictured one gives hope. Salsas also look scrumptious.


Cool bean video... maybe it's not too late. We got 3" of rain over the last week, so plenty of moisture to start something, but also lots of mowing. 74 degrees and a nice breeze ... so it's all good.

cheers to the growers.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 24, 2019 01:56 PM (Cus5s)

21 So there I was this morning, minding my own business, picking some green beans in Idaho's Treasure Valley, where I see 2 hot air balloons overhead - and then, not quite so overhead - and it really looked like one was considering coming down in my yard! I think they came down in a vacant lot on our local main street, not far away. (I might have *wanted* balloons, today being my actual birthday, but that was a BIG surprise.)

Anyway, today's harvest is red raspberries, zukes, cukes, green beans, lavender, chamomile - and some larkspur from the hummingbird garden for a vase in the kitchen. Also the first 3 heirloom tomato 'Black from Tula'. Our new neighbor has been giving us corn (I think he works in ag, and his corn variety's way better than our 'Bodacious'). We already gave them some red raspberries - later I'll take over some of these fresh green beans.

Yesterday we picked the first of our 3 watermelons, but we haven't tasted it yet. Earlier this week, we noticed the fingerling potatoes 'La Ratte' were crawling out of the top of 2 of the 3 pots!, so we harvested them, 14.5 pounds total, though the green ones won't be edible. I'm saving the green ones and the tiny ones to plant next year - anybody know if this will work well?

This week's food processing - 7 pints of dill spears, 8 pints of dill slices, frozen corn and green beans, and steamed chokecherries - still have another batch of those to steam. Total weight processed will be 14 pounds, and I'll see what the total juice volume is when I'm done, then see how much jelly that makes.

Bad news for the week - we've had 2 recent bouts of heavy wind. The first took 2 branches off the Golden Delicious tree, the second took another branch. That poor tree was never pruned right by the former owners, and this year, it's so heavily laden that it just couldn't hold up to extra stress... We'll probably have to take the whole top out of the tree. Well, we have our plan to start our little orchard - 3 apple trees next spring as the first installment - and we will make sure we learn how to properly prune an apple tree!

Other than birthday balloons, the other surprise was a SNAKE under a bush green bean on Tuesday. And today while kneeling to pick chamomile, a hummingbird got so close to my face, it was within arm's reach, just hovering for a few breaths, while we stared at each other.

Under puttering: Husband has been digging a trench to put in a barrier strip, to keep the wild roses from growing into the lawn. Today we went out there and painted straight glyphosate on all the rose sprouts on the lawn side of the trench - hopefully all of them, anyway. We'll probably have to do this more than once... hopefully all the rose roots in the lawn will die, and the roses will keep all their roots on their side of the barrier strip!

Posted by: Pat* at August 24, 2019 01:56 PM (2pX/F)

22 WeaselOwl!

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 01:56 PM (MVjcR)

23 illiniwek, you sell to any of the "farmers' markets" 'round town ?



Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:57 PM (L9eMC)

24 This past summer was brutal, temperature and tempest-wise.
Posted by: kallisto

AMEN Sistah !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 01:58 PM (arJlL)

25 I have a picture of a Bobcat hunting but it's not as good as the one above. I took it while sitting in my car waiting for the BobKittuh to cross the road. It was just slowly, slinking, across. It had a bead on some varmint. At some point it realized It wasn't alone and looked up, saw me, and then kept hunting. Didn't seem to care I was there. The was on the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 24, 2019 01:59 PM (MznaC)

26 Pat, Happy Birthday!
Apples, and really all fruit trees. You can trim them however you like!
Orchards (we used to have plenty close to KCMo) used to use unskilled labor to top them, and cut back long limbs.
I'm gonna keep our peaches and apples low enough to pick and spray from the ground.
Rules go out the window when pruning fruit trees (or any tree that is "actively" dwarfed). Don't leave stubs is about the only rule. Prune out crossing limbs, prune out dead, prune any root suckers.

And my lovely wife bought some strawberries to make me jam, cause I'm getting low!

Posted by: MarkY at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (4QJX6)

27 I tried planting tomatoes where mom used to have them. But 20 yrs of weed barrier and bark made it impossible. When it cools off a bit, I need to dig all that crap out and start with new dirt for next year.

The bark and barrier need to come out of the rose beds as well.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (BLFnH)

28 As always, the photos are great. Our little cherry tomato plants continue to give us enough for daily eating. The dill has self regenerated for a third go around. The Lebanese cucumber put out lots of blossoms but nary one fruit did we see. Bummer.

I suspect the heat wave did in the replant of leaf lettuce. It has just been miserable. (Note to the local news stations: this was NOT record breaking weather, although it got close. Those records were often set many decades ago. They can take their 'worst summer evah' mantra and stick them.)

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 02:08 PM (bmdz3)

29 WeaselOwl!


You need one more for the WeaselArk.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:10 PM (fuK7c)

30 the bobcats on the trail cams are usually early or late, or at night. But yeah, sometimes in the day. My chickens are out in the day ... they rove maybe 60 yards from the house at times. I've never seen a bobcat except on the trail cams, so hopefully he doesn't get any friendlier. This one was only another 100 yards from where the chickens might play, but usually the chickens are near the house.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (Cus5s)

31 Weasel, do you know what kind of Owl you have?

Posted by: Ronster at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (NOanj)

32 Orange Flowers Bad.

but they look and smell good in the White House like Melania.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (5IHGB)

33 That's a weird looking bobcat to me. The ones I grew up with were gray/spotted, but that one is tawny, like a mountain lion. Cool.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 24, 2019 02:18 PM (5aX2M)

34 31 Weasel, do you know what kind of Owl you have?

I was going to ask that, too. My guess is a screech owl. It looks pretty small.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at August 24, 2019 02:18 PM (S+f+m)

35 Also, from his forepaws, he looks like an adolescent. I bet he's gonna be yuuuuge.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 24, 2019 02:19 PM (5aX2M)

36 kallisto at August 24, 2019 01:35 PM

I love that Salvia. I think you can just snip off the stems with almost-mature seed heads, put them in a little open paper bag and let them finish drying, then shake out the seeds.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 02:23 PM (BVQ+1)

37 Love the bobcat.
I have a video of type of wildcat, Central American, I think. It has the long and tapered, black ear tip fuzz, intense green eyes, shorter fur, beautiful coat.
Anyway, someone managed to quasi-domesticate it, but it is very intimidating in appearance.
Looks to weigh about 125 lbs.
It does not purr, it either growls or hisses, but it did tolerate the affection of its human companion.
Up to a point, I suppose.

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 24, 2019 02:23 PM (w7KSn)

38 Posted by: Pat* at August 24, 2019 01:56 PM (2pX/F)
Happy birthday!
Mostly watering here. It's still too hot to stay outside for long. I did move some "Egyptian Walking Onions" out of an earthbox so there's room for radishes or carrots this year. One year I grew the sweetest carrots in a pot but I haven't been able to replicate that.

Posted by: gingeroni at August 24, 2019 02:25 PM (/XPvv)

39 You shoulds thank Presdent Obana for makering this happen !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at August 24, 2019 02:28 PM (qM84C)

40 And if you don't have small pets that bobcats will eat, they're great to have around your garden for pest control.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 24, 2019 02:29 PM (5aX2M)

41 It does not purr, it either growls or hisses, but it did tolerate the affection of its human companion.
Up to a point, I suppose.



yeah, don't go petting wild animals. even small ones. some idiots try to domesticate wolves. no bueno.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:32 PM (L9eMC)

42 36. Thank you KT

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 02:32 PM (7YFuT)

43 Wife will pick her second cucumber this year. Whoo. Quite the gardener she is.

Posted by: Ronster at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM (NOanj)

44 yeah, don't go petting wild animals. even small ones. some idiots try to domesticate wolves. no bueno.
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:32 PM

A former coworker of mine lost her puppy because a nearby neighbor decided that putting out dogfood dishes for wild animals during the winter was a great idea. All it did was make coyotes, raccoons and whatever else come right up to houses.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 24, 2019 02:37 PM (/+bwe)

45 Kitty-cat! Dear Illniwek Park Service, please train your kitty-cat better so that my children can pet him. Thanks in advance!

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 02:38 PM (z9nOg)

46 Have a dozen cucumbers going to compost, their coming in yellow and not looking good. Can't complain probably have had 50 + from them. Not a good tomato year.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 02:40 PM (BbGew)

47 45 Kitty-cat! Dear Illniwek Park Service, please train your kitty-cat better so that my children can pet him. Thanks in advance!
Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 02:38 PM (z9nOg)

It's the "thanks in advance" that really nails it.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (/+bwe)

48 some idiots try to domesticate wolves. no bueno.
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:32 PM (L9eMC)

-------

It can work... sort of. My ex-FiL had a pair of timberwolves that were domesticated. They were docile and affectionate with him and his kids. They were reserved and standoffish with visitors, even frequent, friendly ones like me.

Unless he wasn't home.

If he was away, they would kill interlopers. They never killed anyone (they did hurt one really dumb guy) because most people have the sense to turn around and walk away when they see a fenced yard being patrolled by angry wolves.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (5aX2M)

49 Happy B'day Pat! I'm interested to learn how to grow fingerling potatoes in pots.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 02:45 PM (7YFuT)

50 Outstanding year for garden. I tried cattle paneling arches for vine plants, and its amazing how easy gardening can be. Great success with using basalt-volcanic ash too ! Advise not to buy at ebay or amazon, you'll get screwed on price. It's a tomato and melon year !

Posted by: ron n. at August 24, 2019 02:50 PM (om5HK)

51 PPS preying mantis WILL KILL AND EAT YOUR HUMMINGBIRDS !

Posted by: ron n. at August 24, 2019 02:52 PM (om5HK)

52 48. Back in the day we had this quaint habit called 'hitchhiking'. I thumbed a ride from a guy who had a dog riding shotgun. Got in the backseat. To make small talk I asked him what kind of dog? It was half wolf.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 02:53 PM (7YFuT)

53 It was half wolf.



those are messed up animals. i think wolf genes are dominant ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:56 PM (L9eMC)

54 34 31 Weasel, do you know what kind of Owl you have?

I was going to ask that, too. My guess is a screech owl. It looks pretty small.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at August 24, 2019 02:18 PM (S+f+m)
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You know, I sure don't. It's a pair and they are about the same size - maybe 10 inches tall. They come around my little clearing at dusk and perch on the lower branches. Mostly brown and white and, well, feathery.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 02:56 PM (FWLEy)

55 Being feathery, that's a dead giveaway.

Posted by: Ronster at August 24, 2019 02:58 PM (NOanj)

56 wait a sec, didn't ace post some video some time ago - researcher(s?) who tried to domesticate foxes to extrapolate wolf to dog evolution ? more of a pet thread discussion, sorry to derail.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:58 PM (L9eMC)

57 Weasel--

You said you'd heard the owl at night. If it's a screecher, then it should be easy to identify it from the sound. It's pretty unique.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech-Owl/sounds

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at August 24, 2019 03:03 PM (S+f+m)

58 Grabs Peterson's Field Guide. Feathery, feathery, feathery...

AH! It's a owl.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 03:03 PM (fuK7c)

59 Hello gardeners. Just in from spraying my burrs. I leave the less noxious weeds alone. I kind of like the bee weeds and sun flower cousins for their flowers and figure anything w/o stickers is fine to limit blowing sand in the horse pens.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 03:04 PM (vrfMC)

60 Yesterday weather for casted 80, only 73 here now.

Runner, do remember a thread like that

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 03:04 PM (BbGew)

61 Ah, I found the species of the cat in my video.
It is a caracal. From Africa, not Central America.
Medium sized wild cat.
Gorgeous.

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 24, 2019 03:07 PM (w7KSn)

62 And, here is the video.
Unsuitable for the pet thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPA778_lcOo

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 24, 2019 03:11 PM (w7KSn)

63 Pet thread up.

Posted by: HH at August 24, 2019 03:13 PM (mIJBI)

64 esearcher(s?) who tried to domesticate foxes to extrapolate wolf to dog evolution

I think it was Russian fur foxes in the 50's. Beautiful coats for furs, nasty temperaments. So they bred for tameness so they could get an easier harvest. This ruined their fur value as they became puppy-like, with different colors and different coats. Wagged their tails and such.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 03:14 PM (z9nOg)

65 Bees are gardening related, right?

A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things:

http://bit.ly/30ylRCS

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 03:21 PM (fuK7c)

66 Pat, thanks for your update, as usual.

Great job with this thread, KT.

And thanks for the compliments.

Sideshow Bob myrtle was trimmed back after the flowers were gone and, behold, it bloomed again and looks great.

We've several crape myrtles around the house but the one pictured is the best one, though we've got one pushing 15' that has a snow cone shape to it. Though, the flowers aren't nearly as spectacular as the one shown.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 24, 2019 03:22 PM (WEBkv)

67 IIRC domesticating foxes will make big strides in the first five generations, but then hit a wall. It really does take thousands of years.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 24, 2019 03:26 PM (LxTcq)

68 Bees are gardening related, right?

A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things:





that's a good one. from bitter experience I totally, unequivocally agree - yellow jackets are "just assholes"

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:29 PM (L9eMC)

69 49 kallisto: First we bought some 20 gallon cloth pots (really a heavy felt-like fabric). Then we added a few inches of soil, and one or two potatoes. Then we covered them with another inch or two of soil.

After that, you water them and wait. (And keep watering them periodically like any other plant, right? You knew that.) Eventually you get some leaves and stem. Like other potatoes, you add soil every so often, leaving some of the stem and leaves showing each time. When you get to the top of the pot, you stop adding soil.

When the plant starts dying back, or when potatoes start showing out the top of the pot!, then you harvest. Nice thing about cloth bags is you can just get a tarp, lay it out, dump the whole potato bag onto it, and pick out the potatoes.

Posted by: Pat* at August 24, 2019 03:52 PM (2pX/F)

70 "illiniwek, you sell to any of the "farmers' markets" 'round town ?" runner

no, I harvest some for myself, not even very diligent at that. Farmer's Market around old Washington Park seemed like a fun idea, but it becomes a chore all too quickly, and doesn't pay very well. The prepper concept is good, so if I need to I could go into "production mode" pretty quickly, other than that it is fun to watch things grow ... weeding, less fun. ha

Posted by: illiniwek at August 24, 2019 03:53 PM (Cus5s)

71 Tomatoes are petering out, even though the temp has only crossed 90 degrees a few times here on my southern Appalachian mountain. The Celebrities and Early Girls are undersized now, and the Better Boy has quit altogether. One exception - the Cherokee Carbon (cross between Cherokee Purple and Carbon) is still putting out delicious full size tomatoes. I'm going to plant a couple of these next year, including the spot that Better Boy held this year.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at August 24, 2019 03:56 PM (d9Cw3)

72 Come back later today for the salsa recipe. I am away from the house.

Posted by: Gordon at August 24, 2019 04:15 PM (nKAB3)

73 Wrapped up the last of my tomato harvest yesterday and cleaned out all the old plants. Had a very prolific year. One variety which proved to be absolutely amazing was something called hillbilly potato leaf. Produces these beautiful huge yellow/orange tomatoes that are very sweet. Had an amazing number of tomatoes on the vine. Another one of my favorites was Momotaro. Also for the first time in a long time my San Marzano's went gangbusters. Making gazpacho for dinner. Then have to figure out what to do with all the rest. My canning is over. I am not gonna do that again this summer. Probably some lucky people at work on Monday going to get a bunch

Posted by: keena at August 24, 2019 04:36 PM (RiTnx)

74 I usually get tomatoes up until frost though they slow down at cooler temps. Take the green just before wrap in newspaper and they will turn red .

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:05 PM (BbGew)

75 My wife is muttering, "no, you can't tell them the recipe."

12 cups cherry tomatoes any variety or mixed
cut up halves or quartered packed to eliminate air gaps in the measuring cup

3 cups chopped red onion

18 cloves garlic chopped

3-4 poblano peppers
8 large or 10 small to medium jalapeno peppers
2-3 habanero peppers
All seeded and chopped

1 cup packed chopped cilantro

2 Tbls salt

the juice from 2 limes

1 cup vinegar

Put all ingredients in a large heavy pot and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, tomatoes should be tender. Take off heat and run immersion blender through until tomatoes are mostly broken up. Put back on medium heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Put in prepared pint jars and process in canner for 15 minutes.

Yield is 8 pints plus some.

Posted by: Gordon at August 24, 2019 05:07 PM (Uf/md)

76 THANK YOUR WIFE for the recipe, too, Gordon.

Looks great.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 05:46 PM (BVQ+1)

77 Pat* at August 24, 2019 01:56 PM

What a great report! The balloons are fun.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 05:58 PM (BVQ+1)

78 She just finished another batch. My role is to clean and chop the peppers. It is very good right after the finish when it is hot.

Posted by: Gordon at August 24, 2019 05:58 PM (Uf/md)

79 Ronster at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM

Yay!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:00 PM (BVQ+1)

80 PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 03:04 PM

That's about my attitude. If the weeds don't have stickers, they are low priority. Except maybe Bermuda grass and other really persistent perennials.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:02 PM (BVQ+1)

81 ron n. at August 24, 2019 02:50 PM

The arches sound great. Where is your garden?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:04 PM (BVQ+1)

82 ron n. at August 24, 2019 02:52 PM

Didn't know that praying Mantises could kill hummingbirds. Keep them off that Salvia!

Our Mexican friend says that praying mantises kill cattle because they eat black widow spiders, then the cattle eat the mantises.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:07 PM (BVQ+1)

83 Cumberland Astro at August 24, 2019 03:56 PM

Cherokee Carbon sounds like a great tomato!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:08 PM (BVQ+1)

84 navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 24, 2019 03:11 PM

You are right. We wouldn't want members of The Horde getting one of those cats!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 24, 2019 06:10 PM (BVQ+1)

85 She says you're welcome, KT. She gives it out very reluctantly. But for you, hey....

Posted by: Gordon at August 24, 2019 06:14 PM (Uf/md)

They think you are enabling violent white supremacists [KT]

wt suprem millen.jpg

Thoughts from a Progressive Alliance

If you have ever said "we all belong to the human race," you are part of the structure supporting white supremacist genocide. See above.

It's not just the New York Times going after Donald Trump with charges of racism. Progressives are coming after you as an individual.

This week, an outfit called CA25 United for Progress started a boycott against a weekly newsletter, the Santa Clarita (California) Gazette. They put a defamatory summary of editorial content by the publisher online, along with links to advertisers, so other progressives could do email blasts.

Bottom line is that if you think the media, politicians and educators talk too much about racism and white supremacy, you are in league with David Duke in covering up for white supremacists. And if you favor nationalism over internationalism, you are almost certainly a "white nationalist."

Here's a quote:

"Defender of the problem of whiteness" -- Nov. 16, 2019

Sutton's remarks echo recent comments shared by KKK activist David Duke, who said white supremacy concerns were part of a "Zionist hoax." "The term is itself a lie. Millions of White activists are NOT 'supremacists' We seek NOT to oppress or destroy any race! Human Rights for all -- EVEN FOR WHITE PEOPLE! Stop antiWhite racism!" Duke tweeted.

This is inane. There is NOTHING connected to a Zionist conspiracy or millions of white activists in anything they quoted. Though there were a couple of "trigger words" in the newsletter. I was kind of surprised that the authors included the David Duke libel, in particular, because they had resisted truncating quotes in a way that could have made the newsletter sound awful.

But what they DID say was awful enough. In my dreams, I would love to see people who write attacks like this aimed at destroying lives forced to state and defend their own views. And to support or disavow extremists on their own side. For example, does CA25 United for Progress support classes and other educational programs on The Problem of Whiteness? Do they concede that this topic goes beyond white supremacist domestic terrorists and that they, therefore, misrepresented the emphasis in the weekly newspaper they are trying to shut down?

Does CA25 United for Progress believe that Students of Color who take science classes are race traitors and that their white teachers should be hunted?

They got an elected representative to support their libel, too.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith, representing the 38th district, expressed support for a boycott of the Gazette today. "I will no longer be promoting my official state activities, nor sponsoring paid campaign advertising in Santa Clarita Gazette and Free Classifieds," she wrote on her Facebook page.

Assemblywoman Smith invoked Sutton's own complaints about "white privilege." "I'm exercising my 'white privilege,' the privilege of moving money, marshaling resources, and saying no more," she wrote. "I urge anyone who supports this publication with your ad dollars to do the same. Let's show our neighbors we stand with them."

They are destroying a neighbor. He didn't do anything to hurt his neighbors.


Back to The New York Times

I think the main topic of last week's post, the decision of the NYT to devote the next two years to the topic of the President's "racism", is going to be an enduring one. I thought it might be a good idea just to have a place to leave some links. We can add to the list over time. This post also includes the Codevilla piece now in the sidebar. It relates to the kind of attack described just above.

In the comments, there was a link to a piece by Sarah Hoyt about other publications rolling hard, hard left then dying.

This preceded the piece by Scott McKay that J.J. Sefton linked suggesting that Dean Baquet has killed the New York Times.

Sharyl Attkisson said,

The takeaway?

The NYT says it is mapping out a narrative in advance of any naturally-occurring, true news events, and plans to shape all natural-occurring, true news events so that they are reported in the context of racism. This is what they believe their readers want.

In Emergency Meeting New York Times Editor promises never to tell the truth again.

And have you noticed that The New York Times grew out of slavery?

Richard Fernandez:

The NYT is deciding what is going to happen tomorrow. Always selling something, and it's not the paper.

Ace picked up a great piece by Julie Kelly at American Greatness. Plus one that preceded the "emergency meeting". This "racism" business did not start with the "emergency meeting".

Via, J.J. Sefton, No, America was not built on slavery.

August 22, Ace summarized the Rasmussen poll which found that a majority of likely voters thought that most reporters are trying to block Trump's agenda.

They don't seem to have asked if Trump is a racist. Though the NYT story from last week may have played some part in the survey results.

Also via J.J. Sefton, the 1519 project: European helps natives take downs a mass-murdering cult. Cortez was no angel, but he was bold.

Who benefits from the 1619 Project?

The Pulitzer Center has already put out lesson plans for teachers on the 1619 Project.

New York Times blasted by the Chicago Tribune.


Hope you are having a better week than the New York Times. And hope you have a great weekend.


Yes, This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:21 AM




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1 Yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2019 11:27 AM (ZVake)

2 Meh, it's no Maslow.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 11:28 AM (q1Pj5)

3 The pyramid is a nice summary of the Democrat/socialist/left-fascist worldview.

If you want to know what a reactionary leftist is doing, just take a gander at what they accuse you of doing.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:28 AM (T09ml)

4 I may as well come out a Proud Honkey now, since I've been described as such for years by people who hate me for some imaginary reason.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 24, 2019 11:30 AM (HaL55)

5 WOW ! ! !

Now I can sleep in on Nov. 16, 2019.

Posted by: Marooned at August 24, 2019 11:30 AM (8hRlF)

6 SCREAM AND LEAP!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (DHNlU)

7 it's sickening. really. and it's only going to get worse as the left presses to completely delegitimize their opponents on all fronts and take complete power.

it's all about power.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (Pg+x7)

8 Damn K.T.


That's a lot of content right there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (cqNba)

9 Top 10? From Austin

Posted by: FtWorthMike at August 24, 2019 11:32 AM (osuON)

10 yo

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 11:32 AM (MAstk)

11 >>it's sickening. really.


They want us dead and the elephants alive.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:33 AM (xXqhO)

12 Yes. Now if the Mrs FtWorthMike would get ready we can eat and get back to Fort Worth.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at August 24, 2019 11:33 AM (osuON)

13 I've seen a number of articles, written by conservatives , expressing sympathy for poor Joe Biden, who shouldn't be ending his career in humiliation because of his declining brain power.
I have zero sympathy for Creepy Joe. He's always been a stupid, nasty man who became wealthy as a career politician.
He's everything normal people hate about politicians.
Bring on the Biden humiliation.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (II6Oo)

14 "Funding schools locally".

Just underneath Nazi!

LMFAOGF

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (MAstk)

15 So, using the N word is a call to violence now? Does that mean that if a white person uses it with a POC, they deserve to be shot by the POC? Is that what this is saying?

Conversely, if a POC uses the N word with another POC, does the first POC deserve to be shot because he is defending himself from the violence of the word?


Alternately, if a POC uses a word to denigrate a white person, does that POC person deserve to be shot?

/this is all insane

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (AkkRZ)

16 They want us dead and the elephants alive.
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019


*
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But, but, but elephants are the symbol of the Republican Party!!!1

(How did that happen, anyway -- elephants and donkeys? Some cartoonist in the post-Civil War period, or the early 20th century?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (DHNlU)

17 There is a new series on, Two Sentence Horror Stories, kind of a contemporary Twilight Zone, that I thought was pretty good. But last night the story was about a chick of color getting revenge on her white male boss. Although the story was pretty good, the race conscious hating on whitey offended me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:35 AM (+y/Ru)

18 I was told 100 billion times that Obama was a post racial president. But now I see post-racial = white supremacy.

This is all so confusing.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 11:35 AM (FiUMj)

19
They want us dead and the elephants alive.



And bees. And the rainforest. And "Gaia."

Basically, we're expendable.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM (AkkRZ)

20 Somewhere in the bowels of Chicago, Little Billy Ayers is chuckling and rubbing his hands together in glee at the thought of his revolution being restarted over a race war, just like back in 1970. Read his bullshit tomes, if you have the stomach for it, for a glimpse into the mind of a lunatic Leftard.

Then remember he was planning to kill 125,000,000 of us. For starters.

Thank our Founders for making certain we had the means to repel his kind if they ever decided to make their psychotic fever-dreams real, which they apparently do now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM (HaL55)

21
TOO MANY WORDS !

No seriously, I can't look at it. Too much.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM (bUjCl)

22 Just for the record, the NY Times was not "blasted by the Chicago Tribune". It was blasted by John Kass, who is the token conservative at the Tribune. The Trib was founded as an anti-slavery, anti-secessionist journal and was solidly attached to the Republican party. Today, it's like all the others: acolytes to the totalitarians of the Left.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM (e/2U5)

23


On CBS, Blaming Slavery for a Lack of Government-Run Health Care

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yytbperq


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM (aKsyK)

24 The left despises the human race. Everything they do advocates death and sterility.
The extreme advocacy of the LGBT agenda is antihuman.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 11:37 AM (II6Oo)

25 18 I was told 100 billion times that Obama was a post racial president. But now I see post-racial = white supremacy.

This is all so confusing.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019


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Oh, sure. "My grandmother, a typical white person . . ." "The police acted stupidly . . ." "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon . . ."

He was about as post-racial as David Duke, but in reverse.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:38 AM (DHNlU)

26 Kinda OT but related to media bullshit....

Was chatting with MIL yesterday who casually said something like "once this recession is over". And I said, what are you talking about, we're not in a recession. To which she replied, oh no I saw on the news that a recession is on its way.

To those who think the MSM has lost its relevance.....yeah not even fucking close. At least with older people.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 11:38 AM (FiUMj)

27 Pyramids aren't built out of bricks. They are built of large blocks of stone. And some rather large voids, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:38 AM (a72/q)

28 SCREAM AND LEAP!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM

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Let's play Guess The Reference, boys and girls.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:38 AM (T09ml)

29 These people are profoundly evil. Much will be sorted out in The Burning Time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (yQpMk)

30 Looking at the base of that pyramid, these people are flat out saying that minorities cannot co-exist with whites.

Who is really arguing for white supremacy?

Posted by: JSchuler at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (ySdHR)

31 elephants are the symbol of the Republican Party

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which is pretty cool. Now, can you imagine if elephants became extinct before Republican party had a chance to select its symbol ?? What symbol would be used ? A turkey ? You see ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (bUjCl)

32 On CBS, Blaming Slavery for a Lack of Government-Run Health Care

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yytbperq

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Was there a lot of slavery in Switzerland? Cuz they don't have govt run heath care either.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (FiUMj)

33 Nov. 16, 2019


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tomorrow's news today ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:40 AM (bUjCl)

34 So, shut up and quit using the White Man's inventions and innovations. Start walking, get a horse. No airplanes, no refrigeration. Start with "shut up".

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 24, 2019 11:40 AM (RuIsu)

35 28 SCREAM AND LEAP!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM

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Let's play Guess The Reference, boys and girls.
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019


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Well, TANSTAAFL was a phrase made famous, if not invented, by Robert A. Heinlein: "There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch."

I know several people here are fans of the SaL! writer, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:40 AM (DHNlU)

36 In other words, they are farking bonkers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:40 AM (ZqqwA)

37

The left is getting more and more insane. They just keep pushing the insanity further and further and because the inmates are running the asylum anyone who points out how crazy they are is labeled one of the many h8rs labels they give.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:41 AM (WJUXr)

38 Everything a commie says can be distilled to "you don't hate you as much as I hate you, and that's the problem".

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 11:41 AM (t+qrx)

39 Get a horse?

If it wasn't for the Spaniards Tin Lizzie's ancestors would be on foot...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:41 AM (ZqqwA)

40

So, shut up and quit using the White Man's
inventions and innovations. Start walking, get a horse. No airplanes, no
refrigeration. Start with "shut up".

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 24, 2019 11:40 AM (RuIsu)


Take away their phones and watch the empty heads explode

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (WJUXr)

41 LOL it actually does say "Funding schools locally"

Holy crap these people are insane.

Drooling, gibbering, bat-guano crazy.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (T09ml)

42 Biden . . . Claims 40 People Were Shot At Kent State In 1970

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Forty dead in Ohio.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

43 'Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (MVjcR)

44 Mornin' Horde. Guess I can take comfort in noting that for every one in certain communities that buys into this garbage, many more don't.

Unless they're lying about it.

Damn, a little untruthfulness goes a long way to poisoning the well.

Oh well. I choose to believe the better in this instance, until I see evidence contrary.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (D5yyd)

45 Brown Line at August 24, 2019 11:36 AM
Noted.

Posted by: KT at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (BVQ+1)

46 If there is a race war, the liberal white ones who pull this shit are probably the first to go, since everyone else will have them on their list.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (ABjxW)

47 One could almost use that pyramid as evidence in a mental competency hearing.

For the author of the Pyramid.

Maybe even a Red Flag.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (cqNba)

48 And like the green new deal, we laugh at this stupidity and 2-3 years later it's an official Democrat party plank. And 5 years later it's implemented into law. And 10 years later, every Republican endorses it as well.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (FiUMj)

49 How can this pyramid represent white supremacy?
There needs to be 8 levels with 8 ''bricks' per level...
I demand my own WS Pyramid!

Posted by: Morris the Cat at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (EBFfR)

50 Of course that pyramid is a Red Flag, a Communist cooked it up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:43 AM (ZqqwA)

51 "In challenging a kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap."

-Larry Niven

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:43 AM (T09ml)

52 >>Biden . . . Claims 40 People Were Shot At Kent State In 1970


Well, 39 if you don't count him.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:43 AM (xXqhO)

53 I knew her.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 24, 2019 11:43 AM (xXqhO)

54 We're getting closer to Go Time.

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 11:44 AM (MAstk)

55 39 Get a horse?

If it wasn't for the Spaniards Tin Lizzie's ancestors would be on foot...
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019


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There were wild horses in the Americas at the same time as the Indians, before the Spanish got here. The Indians probably exterminated them for food. Same as they did all the large mammals that were here. North America used to have a large lion, a ground sloth, mammoths, and more.

So much for "the noble red man, living in harmony with nature."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:44 AM (DHNlU)

56 Go ahead monkey-boy, cuff a Kzinti on his parasol ears and see what happens. Or pull his rat-tail.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:44 AM (ZqqwA)

57 ">>Biden . . . Claims 40 People Were Shot At Kent State In 1970 "

At least he got the year right.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:45 AM (cqNba)

58 19
They want us dead and the elephants alive.



And bees. And the rainforest. And "Gaia."

Basically, we're expendable.

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Democrats/liberals/lefties (all the same really) follow the precept 'Know Thyself', and since self-examination reveals that they are miserable worthless pricks they then assume we are too and viola, extermination reccommends itself.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:45 AM (dmoiP)

59 51 "In challenging a kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap."

-Larry Niven
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019


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Speaker-to-Animals' advice to Louis Wu in an early chapter of Ringworld. To which Louis murmurs, "You scream and you leap. Great."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:46 AM (DHNlU)

60 Save the elephants?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5hupnyw

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqqwA)

61
So much for "the noble red man, living in harmony with nature."


This is not the Narrative. According to our Betters, you have committed a ThoughtCrime and will be put on the FEMA camp list for re-education.

/cue music from A Clockwork Orange

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 11:46 AM (AkkRZ)

62 They're doing it right and making great progress for the people.

It will be glorious as we approach the final steps towards true equality.

Posted by: Mao's Ghost at August 24, 2019 11:47 AM (MAstk)

63 Yep Rousseau's 'Nobel Savage' is savage fiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:47 AM (ZqqwA)

64 >>So much for "the noble red man, living in harmony with nature."


Q : "How did they stop the Buffalo from running off the cliff once they already killed enough?"

A : 'QUIET YOU!'

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:48 AM (xXqhO)

65 56 Go ahead monkey-boy, cuff a Kzinti on his parasol ears and see what happens. Or pull his rat-tail.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019


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If I ever have another red tabby cat, I will probably name him "Speaker." The vet will look at me strangely, but that's okay, I'm used to it.

They sent me a reminder card for my cat Wolf for his rabies shot last week. They listed him as "canine."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:48 AM (DHNlU)

66 SCREAM AND LEAP!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM



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Let's play Guess The Reference, boys and girls.
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Final scene in "Tosca?"

Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2019 11:48 AM (S6ArX)

67 Where does "All lives matter" fit on the pyramid? I can't believe that got left out.

Posted by: JoEy BiDeN at August 24, 2019 11:49 AM (KbBet)

68 Q : "How did they stop the Buffalo from running off the cliff once they already killed enough?"

A : 'QUIET YOU!' Changed the green light to a red light. Still lose a few running the yellow, though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:49 AM (cqNba)

69 I'm out here in flyover country. No one here gives 2 shits what the NY Times says. They are getting increasingly concerned about the "racist" term being flung around. Not because they are racist but because it's so inflammatory. People I have talked to just want the government to do their jobs, and they see it not happening. Lots more people are buying ammo than these prog clowns realize. They want to be ready when the shooting begins, and they think it will.

Posted by: Abby at August 24, 2019 11:50 AM (xawSD)

70 67 Where does "All lives matter" fit on the pyramid? I can't believe that got left out.
Posted by: JoEy BiDeN at August 24, 2019


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In the "Veiled Racism" section. They left it out for lack of room.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:50 AM (DHNlU)

71 They want us dead and the elephants alive.
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:33 AM (xXqhO)


These geniuses have never read Footfall. Spoiler: elephants are kind of pricks.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 11:50 AM (t+qrx)

72 local news flashed a spot about forest fire in the rainforest. I only caught the flash and I'm sure they meant for me to think "on noes, AGW", but my thougt was "probably started by locals looking to create more farmland and got out of hand"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 11:50 AM (vrfMC)

73 I never read Footfall. What's it about ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (bUjCl)

74 In their eyes everyone on the right and even the center is a white supremacist, racist, Nazi, whatever.

It simply doesn't matter what you say or do, you will be targeted in the same way a member of the Aryan Nations would be. Probably more because the left prefers to go after softer targets.

The worst part about this is being lumped in with David French and Kevin Williamson.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (ltuaO)

75

Nobel Savage

DY-NO-MIIIIIIIITE!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (aKsyK)

76




Biden . . . Claims 40 People Were Shot At Kent State In 1970



The MFM is already covering for him. Every instance like this is "he misspoke" like he "misspoke" about RFK and MLK getting killed in the late 70s

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (WJUXr)

77 71 They want us dead and the elephants alive.
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:33 AM (xXqhO)

These geniuses have never read Footfall. Spoiler: elephants are kind of pricks.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019


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Of course, Herdmaster!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:52 AM (DHNlU)

78 The MFM is already covering for him. Every instance like this is "he
misspoke" like he "misspoke" about RFK and MLK getting killed in the
late 70s


Just like the did for the JEF.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 11:52 AM (AkkRZ)

79 I never read Footfall. What's it about ?
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (bUjCl)

Earth is invaded by aliens that resemble elephants.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:53 AM (a72/q)

80 " local news flashed a spot about forest fire in the rainforest. I only caught the flash and I'm sure they meant for me to think "on noes, AGW", but my thougt was "probably started by locals looking to create more farmland and got out of hand"

Apparently, the fires this year are the worse on record...


Or not.

https://bit.ly/2MBE538

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:53 AM (cqNba)

81 Footfall - baby alien elephants want to foreclose on Earthy by dropping a giant rock...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:54 AM (ZqqwA)

82 Apparently, Joe Biden's memory is...



Evolving.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:54 AM (cqNba)

83 Joey Bidet - Altered States Pt 2?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:55 AM (ZqqwA)

84 81 Footfall - baby alien elephants want to foreclose on Earth by dropping a giant rock...
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019


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You have to wonder if Niven and Pournelle pitched the story to their agent or publisher in those words. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:55 AM (DHNlU)

85 These people are truly demented.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 11:56 AM (BLFnH)

86 I never read Footfall. What's it about ?
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM

++++

Alien invasion story by Niven and Pournelle.

Aliens were actually genetically engineering herd beasts, who resemble elephants, who escaped from slavery. Part of the modification was to give them hands on the end of their trunks. Interesting book.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:56 AM (T09ml)

87 There are worse sales pitches out there.

*looks at Gillette with a gimlet eye*

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:56 AM (ZqqwA)

88 Apparently, Joe Biden's memory is...



Evolving Dissolving.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:57 AM (+y/Ru)

89 And, yes, the invaders use rocks a kinetic energy weapons.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:57 AM (T09ml)

90 Dr Frankenstein needs to rework Creepy Uncle Joe's brain and get him a new one

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 11:57 AM (BbGew)

91 Eyegor goes looking for a brain

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3xnjvyo

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 11:58 AM (ZqqwA)

92 Alien invasion story by Niven and Pournelle.

Aliens were actually genetically engineering herd beasts, who resemble elephants, who escaped from slavery. Part of the modification was to give them hands on the end of their trunks. Interesting book.
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019


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By the end you are actually using a lot of the aliens' own phrases. "Lead me," for example, which seems to be their version of "Excuse me."

I need to reread it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:58 AM (DHNlU)

93 Hate us and want us dead.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 11:58 AM (XNDy+)

94 How about "On the gripping hand" ?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019 11:59 AM (T09ml)

95 And Michael was running out of dinner plates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:00 PM (ZqqwA)

96 Until recently I was a we are all part of the Human race, but hedging towards there are Neanderthals still around.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:00 PM (BbGew)

97 ROFL, they are blaming loggers for starting most of the fires in Brazilian rainforests. Umm, sure, loggers would burn down their intended product. But leftards don't want to hear that some the noble "indigenous" people start fires to keep the jungle from swamping their gardens/farm fields.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:00 PM (vrfMC)

98
These people are truly demented.
Posted by: Infidel


I have a feeling we have only begun to see demented.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 12:01 PM (aKsyK)

99 AoSHQ has now joined the ranks of hard-core racists like Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity - by daring to think, speak, or write critically about cultural Marxism.
Do a Gooble search for "Cultural Marxism definition"... your first results will all be dismissive of it's importance today (why it;'s just a little 'ol theory from the Frankfurt School, it's old, obsolete, pay no attention!), or that it's a "fairy tale" from mean 'ol rayciss conservatives to smear modern progressive liberals.

Posted by: The Mighty, Mighty Beef Hammer at August 24, 2019 12:01 PM (LgD0v)

100
Alien invasion story by Niven and Pournelle.

Aliens were actually genetically engineering herd beasts, who resemble elephants, who escaped from slavery. Part of the modification was to give them hands on the end of their trunks. Interesting book.


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Excellent. I can see a blockbuster movie based on this. A space opera !

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (bUjCl)

101 Best scene is still in Lucifer's Hammer when the Deplorables get sick of the protestors who have chained themselves together and thus blocking an escape route.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (ZqqwA)

102
In all honesty, what is their endgame here?

It appears to be full on race war.

That pyramid is just lunatic. It reads like something a paranoid schizophrenic would whip-up out of his/her ever circling thoughts.

Who knew Charles Manson would become the new patron saint of the Democrat Party?

Helter Skelter, anyone?

Crazy white people encouraging race war so POCs can do their dirty work and then they, the "Elite Enlightened White Progtards" can come out on top and rule.

Step One: Race War

Step Two: ???????????

Step Three: White Libtards Rule All!!!!!1111!!!


Do they really think when Antifa starts the violence that people are just gonna sit there and say:

"Okay, your terrible anger is so righteous, that I deserve to be beaten, killed, whatever. Just get on with it."

It is to laugh....bitterly. Read some history, a-holes.


I can see Blue States and cities becoming Antifa run crap holes. But everywhere else?

Nope.

I guess we're getting a de facto divorce in any event.

Hey, FBI, any time you lazy fucks actually want to do your jobs and handle Antifa like you handle the KKK, instead of trying to commit sedition against President Trump, i9t would be appreciated.

Great job all around, a-holes.

No really. Pat yourself on the back.

Outstanding.


What a stupid fucking time to be alive.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (mIQCW)

103 Yep Rousseau's 'Nobel Savage' is savage fiction.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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"Rousseau thought humans had become decadent through playing too much tennis and eating cucumber sandwiches on the lawn, instead of wrestling naked and invading other nations like the ancient Greeks. He believed we had lost our ‘state of nature’ and have been corrupted by civilization."
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Curiously, Rousseau's thoughts led to the Reign of terror. Go figure.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (CDGwz)

104 Biden . . . Claims 40 People Were Shot At Kent State In 1970

Sounds like a weekend in Chicago.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (OL46y)

105
....Hmmm.

Sorry for the rant.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 12:03 PM (mIQCW)

106 I used up most of my canned goods before I moved so I wouldn't have to pack it all up. Time to start restocking.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 12:03 PM (BLFnH)

107 94 How about "On the gripping hand" ?
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 24, 2019


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I use that too, mostly to amuse myself.

(Sidebar: I love N and P's The Mote in God's Eye, but I either couldn't finish, or have forgotten most of, their sequel, The Gripping Hand. Something about Niven's writing about slower-than-light space travel is so much less riveting than his kzinti-era Known Space and other stories. And Pournelle's solo fiction has always bored me.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:03 PM (DHNlU)

108 King David's Spaceship

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:04 PM (ZqqwA)

109 I never read Footfall. What's it about ?
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM

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Alien invasion story by Niven and Pournelle.

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Kinda similar book that I enjoyed: The End of an Era by Robert J. Sawyer. Two feuding paleontologists go back in time to settle for once and for all what killed the dinosaurs and get more than they bargained for.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 12:06 PM (+y/Ru)

110 Their end game is collapse of civilization so everyone is reliant on the one true government

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:06 PM (BbGew)

111 Footfall (alien invasion) was one of a group of books by Pournelle and Niven where they tried to create the ultimate example of each story type. Others were The Mote in God's eye (first contact) and Lucifer's Hammer (civilization ending natural disaster).
They came pretty darn close.
They also despised lefties.
Very Moron worthy.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:07 PM (dmoiP)

112 SCREAM AND LEAP!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (DHNlU)
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Well played, human. Well played.

Posted by: Speaker to Animals at August 24, 2019 12:07 PM (iB1oa)

113 What media bias? What tech censorship? It's all in your minds deplorables...or not.

NBC News "investigated" Epoch Times, a pro-Trump publication and asked "troubling questions" about it.

And then right on cue, Facebook decided to no longer accept ad buys from Epoch Times, cuz, well according to a "real" news source like NBC, Epoch Times is fake news. And since Fake News is bad, Facebook has banned it.

But you know....muh private companies 'n stuff.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 12:07 PM (FiUMj)

114 You forgot Fallen Angels Vlad.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (ZqqwA)

115 At what place in the pyramid do they fit the brick that says every last one of them is insane?

Posted by: Northernlurker at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (II6Oo)

116 100
Alien invasion story by Niven and Pournelle.

Aliens were actually genetically engineering herd beasts, who resemble elephants, who escaped from slavery. Part of the modification was to give them hands on the end of their trunks. Interesting book.

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Excellent. I can see a blockbuster movie based on this. A space opera !
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019


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The irony is that much of Niven's SF, and the stuff he did with Pournelle, seem tailor-made for films: They are ferociously visual, with neat flashes of real humor and dynamite action scenes. But almost nothing of his, or theirs, has even been adapted for TV or movies.

Exception: the animated Star Trek episode, "The Slaver Weapon." Niven himself adapted it from his own long short story, putting in Spock, Sulu, and Uhura for the puppeteer alien and the married human couple in the original who are captured by kzinti determined to find a new weapon and thus start a new interstellar war.

It's on YouTube. Go find it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (DHNlU)

117 "In a pyramid, every brick depends on the ones below it for support. If the bricks at the bottom are removed, the whole structure comes tumbling down."





In context:

Removed = Eliminated = Disappeared = Executed

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (veoSD)

118 I for one hope to avoid any active civil war action. But if it comes to it, I'm willing to go medieval; and join efforts to blockade food and goods from getting to the urban commie strongholds aka as shit holes. Knock down a few cell towers and block a few Walmart deliveries and let them go freeding frenzy on each other until the survivors beg to offer unconditional surrender.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:09 PM (vrfMC)

119 So, is the Epoch Times actually delivered to your home? I get tired of all digital stuff.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 12:10 PM (BLFnH)

120 SCREAM AND LEAP!

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Opera and ballet.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 12:10 PM (+y/Ru)

121 "Can't we all just get along?" is on the pyramid.

So Rodney King was a white supremacist.

Posted by: zmdavid at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (xqRaG)

122 King David's Spaceship


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:04 PM (ZqqwA)



Jews in Space?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (WJUXr)

123 -
Kinda similar book that I enjoyed: The End of an Era by Robert J. Sawyer. Two feuding paleontologists go back in time to settle for once and for all what killed the dinosaurs and get more than they bargained for.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019


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I also recommend Mammoth by John Varley. One of the best time-travel stories ever. (Visual item for the movie trailer: A herd of mammoths appear on Sunset Boulevard in modern times, and chaos ensues. Straight from the novel.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (DHNlU)

124 So I'm trying figure out what's with Byrne and his allegations of having been a part of the coup.. Commenters at AT are pointing to Conservative Treehouse as a source of information on Byrne. Has anyone read this coverage. Is it enlightening?

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (mbcRS)

125 Something about Niven's writing about slower-than-light space travel is so much less riveting than his kzinti-era Known Space and other stories.

Alastair Reynolds (SJW that he is) wrote the best slower-than-light space operas, in the 'Revelation Space' series.

Posted by: the Rwandan Hutu at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (FT/B6)

126 Sidebar: I love N and P's The Mote in God's Eye, but I either couldn't finish, or have forgotten most of, their sequel, The Gripping Hand.

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Gripping Hand was a combination of publishers greed plus 'and then what happened' itis.
Answer: nothing interesting.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (dmoiP)

127 Off murdering socks.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:11 PM (FT/B6)

128 There is a story about the Filmation adaption of "Slaver Weapon" in which they apologized to Niven for making the Kzinti pink by accident.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:12 PM (ZqqwA)

129 Wow, the vitriol on Sharyl Attkinson's twitter page in response to her link is crazy. (Slightly less crazy: how well she keeps her cool in her replies.)

So much for liberals being the adults in the room.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 24, 2019 12:13 PM (2PXwn)

130 "In a pyramid, every brick depends on the ones below it for support. If the bricks at the bottom are removed, the whole structure comes tumbling down."

Keep voting and tweeting and #resisting or pedophilia and luxury vacations cannot continue!

Posted by: Demos At The Top! at August 24, 2019 12:13 PM (Ee+Sn)

131 By the metric of that pyramid, progressives are already just one level below full-blown genocidal maniacs.

Posted by: Toad-O at August 24, 2019 12:14 PM (cct0t)

132 128 There is a story about the Filmation adaption of "Slaver Weapon" in which they apologized to Niven for making the Kzinti pink by accident.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019


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Right; I think the director was color-blind, or something like that.

I originally saw "Slaver Weapon" when it was new. When I lived at home. With no color TV. So they were just another shade of gray. It was the story that gripped me. When I later read the short story, I marveled at how well Niven adapted the tale to the short visual format.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:14 PM (DHNlU)

133
I have a feeling we have only begun to see demented.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

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Can you imagine what happens when Trump wins again in 2020, by a larger margin than 2016? Van Jones went apoplectic over the "whitelash" that marked his kids for murder. What happens when we murderers and accomplices increase our numbers and double down?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:14 PM (13CQC)

134 97 ROFL, they are blaming loggers for starting most of the fires in Brazilian rainforests. Umm, sure, loggers would burn down their intended product. But leftards don't want to hear that some the noble "indigenous" people start fires to keep the jungle from swamping their gardens/farm fields.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:00 PM (vrfMC)
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I used to do a lot of work with a small conservation group in Central America. The biggest problem with loss of habitat was from locals cutting for firewood and building materials.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:14 PM (MVjcR)

135 I came up to Silver Plume (9110 ft) to get away from the politics (and the heat). And your classic Colorado white girl followed me here, ranting to the barista against the death penalty.

I bet her neighbourhood has a sight less crime in it than did my 'hood in west Houston. Now she's got hers, she don't give Sh!t One about the safety of the rest of us.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:15 PM (FT/B6)

136 Just thought I'd drop this here in case some have not seen it.

Rep. Ralph Abrahama (R., La.), who is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.), released a TV ad where he laid out a series of his conservative positions, among them his medical assertion there are only two genders.

"Here's the truth," he said. "Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high. And our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you there are only two genders."

Incendiary talk.

Posted by: RI Red at August 24, 2019 12:15 PM (e6o4d)

137 Excellent. I can see a blockbuster movie based on this. A space opera !
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (bUjCl)

Current Whoreywood would never make the movie. Toxically masculine heroes defeat aliens by using atomic bombs, a metric fuckton of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:15 PM (a72/q)

138 Yuck... Wallace is running for governor of Mississippi...

He says he's not for raising taxes, he wants to swap taxes...

Yeah he really thinks voters are that dumb.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:15 PM (ZqqwA)

139 Weasel : a lot of the forest clearances in Brasil are from ranchers. Beef is a thing in South America.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:16 PM (FT/B6)

140 Probably time for me to trek back through the heat to the tint shop and see if my car is ready. Stay cool, everybody.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:16 PM (DHNlU)

141 >>And your classic Colorado white girl followed me here, ranting to the barista against the death penalty.


A Recidivisim rate of 0 is as good a number as any to shoot for.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 12:17 PM (xXqhO)

142 As others have noted, that pyramid looks like the blueprint for how the Left has been building up to achieve genocide.

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:17 PM (i/wJA)

143 Did not see barren field of no fucks given.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 12:17 PM (LYheq)

144 Exception: the animated Star Trek episode, "The Slaver Weapon." Niven himself adapted it from his own long short story, putting in Spock, Sulu, and Uhura for the puppeteer alien and the married human couple in the original who are captured by kzinti determined to find a new weapon and thus start a new interstellar war.

It's on YouTube. Go find it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (DHNlU)

ok.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (bUjCl)

145 113 What media bias? What tech censorship? It's all in your minds deplorables...or not.

NBC News "investigated" Epoch Times, a pro-Trump publication and asked "troubling questions" about it.

And then right on cue, Facebook decided to no longer accept ad buys from Epoch Times, cuz, well according to a "real" news source like NBC, Epoch Times is fake news. And since Fake News is bad, Facebook has banned it.

But you know....muh private companies 'n stuff

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Can we ask Japan for the loan of Shinji Aoba the KyoAni arsonist? There are many places in this country where he could be gainfully employed

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (dmoiP)

146 hi Emmie !

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (FT/B6)

147 Arrggh. Rational people should refuse to answer "how many genders are there?" and say "I don't know, gender is just a linguistic term but their are TWO biological sexes, male and female"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (vrfMC)

148 >>A space opera !


Mutant Space Elephant (in Italian) : 'Peanuts! I want Peanuts! Give me Peanuts!'

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (xXqhO)

149 Drop the bomb between Google's cooling towers, rock the casbah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (ZqqwA)

150
ROFL, they are blaming loggers for starting most of the fires in Brazilian rainforests. Umm, sure, loggers would burn down their intended product. But leftards don't want to hear that some the noble "indigenous" people start fires to keep the jungle from swamping their gardens/farm fields.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:00 PM (vrfMC)






Funny thing, 20 years ago the warm-mongers were bitching because the noble indigenous tribes were burning down the rain forest in order to clear land for food crops. And since rain forest soil is generally red acidic soil, the crops would thrive for the first year on the ashes of the burned trees. But afterwards, the crops would fail, as the previous year's crop had eaten up all the nutrients.

So the tribes would move on to ANOTHER patch of land and burn it down. Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (veoSD)

151 139 Weasel : a lot of the forest clearances in Brasil are from ranchers. Beef is a thing in South America.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:16 PM (FT/B6)
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Yep. I was just getting ready to add that corruption among the government officials handing out permits was the second biggest problem.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (MVjcR)

152 Hi BTH! Hope all is well with you!

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (i/wJA)

153 And your classic Colorado white girl followed me here, ranting to the barista against the death penalty.

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I liked it better when Colorado was the wild west.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (+y/Ru)

154 Better get yourself together, but dont join the human race.

Posted by: Instant Car, Ma at August 24, 2019 12:20 PM (EBFfR)

155 We have a good representation of Colorado Morons here this morning.

*waves at Infidel and PaleRider*

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:20 PM (i/wJA)

156 Speaker to Animals

I labeled a lighter fluid cannon made out of 25oz Fosters cans that at college.

Posted by: DaveA at August 24, 2019 12:20 PM (FhXTo)

157 Fun fact: "Lucifer's Hammer" could be subtitled "How LASFS Survived the Great Comet", as Larry and Jerry put many of their friends from LASFS in the book.

Same deal for "Fallen Angels" and "Footfall".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:20 PM (iB1oa)

158 I bet her neighbourhood has a sight less crime in it than did my 'hood in west Houston. Now she's got hers, she don't give Sh!t One about the safety of the rest of us.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


I hope you are there to harass the locals!

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 12:21 PM (BLFnH)

159 I'd go with "we are of the West; if you love the West, there are three genders, like in Latin and Greek".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:21 PM (FT/B6)

160 I find it profoundly troubling that no Democrat appears willing to step back, even slightly, from the precipice of wide spread violence.
That concern assumes perhaps falsely, that at least one or two of them still have tiny little flame of decency in their blackened and shriveled souls.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:21 PM (II6Oo)

161 Funny thing, 20 years ago the warm-mongers were bitching because the noble indigenous tribes were burning down the rain forest in order to clear land for food crops. And since rain forest soil is generally red acidic soil, the crops would thrive for the first year on the ashes of the burned trees. But afterwards, the crops would fail, as the previous year's crop had eaten up all the nutrients.

So the tribes would move on to ANOTHER patch of land and burn it down. Rinse and repeat.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:19 PM (veoSD)

Just goes to show how well in touch with the land those wise indigenous peoples are.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (a72/q)

162 Morning Emmie. I need to get off the comfy chair and do a few things soon but good to see you and BTH here.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (vrfMC)

163 Wow. That progressive pyramid is something.
Years ago I used to say "it's not paranoia if they ARE out to get you."

Well, now they have lifted the mask. AT THE VERY LEAST, your obama and Clinton-supporting neighbors want you *silenced.* It won't take much pressure to get them to look away as you are taken away, or for them to denounce you and help load you and your kids into the vans/boxcars/trucks.or shot in your backyard.

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (B5K06)

164
NBC News "investigated" Epoch Times, a pro-Trump publication and asked "troubling questions" about it.

And then right on cue, Facebook decided to no longer accept ad buys from Epoch Times, cuz, well according to a "real" news source like NBC, Epoch Times is fake news. And since Fake News is bad, Facebook has banned it.

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omg. I've been watching NBC and MSNBC for laughs and I saw those wild-eyed reports about the Epoch Times. You could do one of those in a heartbeat against MSNBC I need hardly say.

The silliness and gullibility of Facebook make you wonder how they survive -- I guess by being a monopoly.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (13CQC)

165 say "I don't know, gender is just a linguistic term but their are TWO biological sexes, male and female"
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (vrfMC)


So we could say, "In English, there are three: she, he, and it."

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (i/wJA)

166 Hi Emmie and Pale.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 12:23 PM (BLFnH)

167 I liked it better when Colorado was the wild west.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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"The Book of Etiquette here is the Colt revolver. It teaches lessons which are never forgotten." --- Oscar Wilde, writing from Leadville, Colorado

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:23 PM (CDGwz)

168 114 You forgot Fallen Angels Vlad.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:08 PM (ZqqwA)

I dunno Anna. I didn't regard that story as one of the classic tropes. Maybe the Tuckerization. Eh,YMMV.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:24 PM (dmoiP)

169 Yuck... Wallace is running for governor of Mississippi...
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Is Gromit his running mate?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:24 PM (iB1oa)

170 'Morning, Emmie. Have a fine weekend.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:24 PM (mbcRS)

171 Hi Infidel.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:24 PM (vrfMC)

172 And another wonderful leftard social construct...gay marriage.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: torabora at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (2JA5u)

173 Having said all of that, the primary rainforest is an amazing place. I was way the hell off the beaten path in some areas few people other than locals had ever visited. Really, truly remarkable - and the people are fantastic.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (MVjcR)

174 So the tribes would move on to ANOTHER patch of land and burn it down. Rinse and repeat.

Moving back closer to the theme of this post, I see the Pre Columbian American chicken (turkey?) still has some life left in it. So...

Charles Mann's 1491 suggested that the Amazonian tribes had turned the forest into a vast game-park. I don't know if there were any lost cities like the Maya had (cf. "Lost City of Z") but they may not have needed them.

So semi nomadic villagers would have decided on a pattern of migration over the last ten thousand years: burn this place and move, come back in five years when the soil had recovered.

Modern Brasil, they can't do that, because there are cities and ranches in the way.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (FT/B6)

175 PaleRider, it's good to see you as well.

May you happen to things today (as opposed to things happening to you).

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (i/wJA)

176 legalinsurrection.com germany heading towards recession says government report
https://tinyurl.com/y6elclqy
Found the recession CNN and other MSM are talking about.
Who could guess a ageing population along with importing millions of immigrants sucking any life blood out of the government equaled a recession?

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:26 PM (BbGew)

177 Yuck... Wallace is running for governor of Mississippi...
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Is Gromit his running mate?
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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He's wearing the wrong trousers!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:26 PM (xSo9G)

178 aww {{PaleRider}}.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:26 PM (FT/B6)

179 Creeper! Good to see you! Do you have any critters in the Pet Thread today?

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:27 PM (i/wJA)

180 check out last night's ONT for a discussion of Cortes / Cortez etc.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:27 PM (FT/B6)

181
It simply doesn't matter what you say or do, you will be targeted in the same way a member of the Aryan Nations would be. Probably more because the left prefers to go after softer targets.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 11:51 AM (ltuaO)








Note the idea at the top of the pyramid. It IGNORES all of the more racist (by their thinking) levels, and specifically calls out the vast majority of people who aren't politically engaged. Not for education, or argument, but specifically for removal. Elimination.

That pyramid is a call for mass genocide of normal people who have lives outside of politics.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:27 PM (veoSD)

182 Mutant Space Elephant (in Italian) : 'Peanuts! I want Peanuts! Give me Peanuts!'



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*Hunter appears stage left, shoots Mutant Elephant (named Mario), Elephant falls off Castel Sant'Angelo. Dies. La Fine .

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:28 PM (bUjCl)

183 Anna, are you familiar with 8 year old drummer Yoyoka Soma?

https://youtu.be/91pz1E8pAOY

Be sure to watch to the end where she commits Kawaii Grand Theft Heart.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:28 PM (dmoiP)

184 Footfall - baby alien elephants want to foreclose on Earthy by dropping a giant rock...


It's a parable about the superiority of Ripper Fithp to herd animals.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 12:29 PM (yQpMk)

185 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (FT/B6)
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I've read that the fall of classical Maya civilization (ca. AD900) was due to massive deforestation changing local weather patterns.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:30 PM (iB1oa)

186 165 say "I don't know, gender is just a linguistic term but their are TWO biological sexes, male and female"
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:18 PM (vrfMC)

So we could say, "In English, there are three: she, he, and it."
Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:22 PM (i/wJA)

I agree with that but I would add that there are two kinds of people-there are those who embrace life as it really is and love humanity and want to see it propagated and nurtured. Then there are those who prefer to live in a dark and morbid fantasy and hate the human race as it actually is and wish it to disappear into sterility and fruitlessness.
I'm not sure sjws are smart enough to grasp what I'm trying to say.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:30 PM (II6Oo)

187 Just heard some a very disturbing news on the radio. The Business Roundtable, which include CEO's pf most major coronation has issued a statement redefining the purpose of a corporation.


It is no longer be to maximize profits for it shareholders, which has been the standard for around 100 years. It shall be to ensure a whole host of other activities like employee health, equity, sustainability, community investment, diversity, inclusion etc..... In other words the left/SJW agenda is now why corporations exist.


This is huge and signals the SJW are now in full control of the corporations, or at least have them sufficiently cowed and will cause huge economic damage in the end if actually adhered to. Get ready for even more Gillette type advertising and diversity training and complete lack of opportunity and raises for certain unflavored groups. So glad I left the corporate world years ago. Nothing could get me to go back to that BS,

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:30 PM (MxEKc)

188 omg. I've been watching NBC and MSNBC for laughs and I saw those wild-eyed reports about the Epoch Times. You could do one of those in a heartbeat against MSNBC I need hardly say.I

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Thanks for helping with the ratings and ad revenue!

Posted by: NBC EXECS at August 24, 2019 12:33 PM (MAstk)

189 No critters in the Pet Thread today, Emmie. They've been scarce lately...hiding from the heat. But the Wilbur comes out from under his hutch every so often to wheek for produce. Who knew guinea pigs like fennel?

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:33 PM (mbcRS)

190 Looks like something a 3rd grader would make. The most childish shit I've seen in months. Embarrassing.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 12:33 PM (QwmrN)

191 Weasel : a lot of the forest clearances in Brasil are from ranchers. Beef is a thing in South America.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:16 PM (FT/B6)

Argentinians might be the biggest meat eaters in the world.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:34 PM (II6Oo)

192 Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country today
Dennis Prager

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:34 PM (BbGew)

193 If there is a race war, the liberal white ones who
pull this shit are probably the first to go, since everyone else will
have them on their list.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2019 11:42 AM (ABjxW)



The liberal whites who live in their all white communities who push this shit and who pretend that they aren't white somehow because they are woke all need to spend a day on Chicago's south side to see how woke they are and alive they are after an hour

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:34 PM (MZSrL)

194 I've read that the fall of classical Maya civilization (ca. AD900) was due to massive deforestation changing local weather patterns.

There was also the well-documented [even before the decipherment, anyone could read the pictures] shift to total war between the Maya cities. And - this was my theory - the ahauob [kings] had gotten into debt with their own nobles, to finance the wars. You don't need a currency to make promises you can't keep.

Oh, and foreign(ish) invasions. The Classic (literate) Maya were Chontal, rare on the ground these days. The new Maya were Mamean, Quichean, other illiterates.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:34 PM (FT/B6)

195
Anna, are you familiar with 8 year old drummer Yoyoka Soma?

https://youtu.be/91pz1E8pAOY

Be sure to watch to the end where she commits Kawaii Grand Theft Heart.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 12:28 PM (dmoiP)







Heh.

I just saw this one come up in my youtube recommended vids this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTsZ0Xj4upw

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (veoSD)

196 This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (EZebt)

197 Argentinians might be the biggest meat eaters in the world.

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Consumption per capita :

US is no 1
Australia no 2
Argentina no 3

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (bUjCl)

198 Argentina has high plains and winters. Ranching makes sense there. Not so much in Brasil.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:36 PM (FT/B6)

199 Looking at the base of that pyramid, these people are flat out saying that minorities cannot co-exist with whites.



Who is really arguing for white supremacy?

Posted by: JSchuler at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (ySdHR)



So if they can't co-exist maybe they should live apart from whitey. Maybe set up a system based on living apart. hmm... maybe come up with a name for living apart....let's see....apart...apartness....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:36 PM (MZSrL)

200 That pyramid is a call for mass genocide of normal people who have lives outside of politics.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 12:27 PM (veoSD)

Yes it is and it includes the Antifa idiots as well even though they don't yet know it.

The GOP will grovel and whine until the point where they are loaded into boxcars. There will be no leadership or help from those fools.

Honestly the Antifa loons are more likely to be useful to us once they reach the epiphany of what identity warfare really means. The cucks and GOP sycophants will never fight.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 12:36 PM (ltuaO)

201 Really, truly remarkable - and the people are fantastic.
Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:25 PM (MVjcR)


With or without butter?

Posted by: WUT at August 24, 2019 12:36 PM (MAstk)

202 101 Best scene is still in Lucifer's Hammer when the Deplorables get sick of the protestors who have chained themselves together and thus blocking an escape route.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2019 12:02 PM (ZqqwA)

I've always thought the best response to the one who slide a steel pipe over the chains included:

-Firing up an Oxy-Ax cutting torch
-Angle grinder
-a couple of wraps of det cord
-cutting lance, especially with the operator in full protective gear
-thermite welding rig demonstration

Posted by: Fox2! at August 24, 2019 12:36 PM (MwFQu)

203 Ripley, NPR was spouting this all week.

Posted by: RI Red at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (e6o4d)

204 correction - per person consumption

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (bUjCl)

205 I think there is a theory that deforestation on Easter island caused depopulation.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (BbGew)

206 Australia has the world's worst soil for farming. If Alberta Oil Peon were here he could tell us about the ancient Precambrian shield most of the continent is perched on, which has been desert or at most savanna for the last three billion years.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (FT/B6)

207 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:34 PM (FT/B6)
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Interesting. I know little of that area/era. A thing to read up on.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (iB1oa)

208
US is no 1
Australia no 2
Argentina no 3
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (bUjCl)

Okay. I know they a lot of meat. And I believe their food culture has some big meat consumption events.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:38 PM (II6Oo)

209 I'm slow on the uptake.

I had tried to persuade a relative who lived a conservative life and enjoyed the benefits thereof to not vote for Obama in 2012. I asked her to consider people like me who would be losing their health insurance because it was becoming unaffordable.

Recently, she was bemoaning the fact that her eldest daughter would soon be 26 and have to buy her own insurance, and how oh how will she be able to afford it?

I mentioned that yeah, I had lost my health insurance because affordable plans had been made illegal. But what I missed is that she was trying to support the idea of Single Payer as a solution. Because more of the same destructive policies are going to fix everything.

Argh.

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:38 PM (i/wJA)

210 Rainforest/rancher issues go way back in Brazil. The idiot grifter Gore had one of his earliest Idiot's Epiphanies on a trip he took there in the late 8Os.


Have only been to the rainforest in Borneo, but it was interesting. Lucky to do it years ago, at a research station you can no longer visit, unless you're a scientist doing work there. One of the most vivid memories was the truly unbelievable racket that commenced towards dusk - incredibly loud. Primates and birds going ape-s**t.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:38 PM (QDnY+)

211 Next week can we have the Socalist pyramid showing how each step of the base supports the next level?

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:38 PM (BbGew)

212 what kind of meat - anyone's guess. could be elephant meat for all we know...I am guessing beef for US and Argentina, a mix of lamb and beef for Australia ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:39 PM (bUjCl)

213 One of the most vivid memories was the truly unbelievable racket that commenced towards dusk - incredibly loud. Primates and birds going ape-s**t.

oh, so Borneo's got an ONT too

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:39 PM (FT/B6)

214 "Ripley, NPR was spouting this all week.

Posted by: RI Red"

Really? I should have know they would be on it. I can't stand them for even a few minute any more. Even their music that I like is full of smugness.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:40 PM (MxEKc)

215 One of the misconceptions preached by high carb, low fat diet advocates is that traditional cultures eat mostly fruits, grains and vegetables and that meat eating came with western civilization.
Not true at all.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:40 PM (II6Oo)

216 I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.

How many black men did you frame for bullshit crimes and send to prison for the rest of their lives? I am guessing, fewer than Kamala did...

I think Harris, by her actions, has lived one of the purest racist lives in living memory

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:41 PM (FT/B6)

217 Who knew guinea pigs like fennel?

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:33 PM (mbcRS)


Next time something eats my fennel, I'll look for a stray guinea pig.

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (i/wJA)

218 http://bookofaliens.blogspot.com/2011/12/fithp.html

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (yQpMk)

219 It is no longer be to maximize profits for it
shareholders, which has been the standard for around 100 years. It shall
be to ensure a whole host of other activities like employee health,
equity, sustainability, community investment, diversity, inclusion
etc..... In other words the left/SJW agenda is now why corporations
exist.


This is huge and signals the SJW are now in full
control of the corporations, or at least have them sufficiently cowed
and will cause huge economic damage in the end if actually adhered to.
Get ready for even more Gillette type advertising and diversity training
and complete lack of opportunity and raises for certain unflavored
groups. So glad I left the corporate world years ago. Nothing could get
me to go back to that BS,


Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:30 PM (MxEKc)




Investment companies are all going for "ESG" investments. Environment, social and governance. Which means fund the left and not invest in any company or industry that might not be woke. Total leftist BS

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (MZSrL)

220 Large areas of Brazil are good for ranching - the Amazon generally ain't one of them.


And Australia does OK with wheat, interestingly, despite as BTH points out being generally geologically disadvantaged for agriculture. Grape vines for wine also do well in select areas, thankfully.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (QDnY+)

221 guinea pigs is good eatin'. Staple of South American native cuisines

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (FT/B6)

222
"The Book of Etiquette here is the Colt revolver. It teaches lessons which are never forgotten." --- Oscar Wilde, writing from Leadville, Colorado
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:23 PM (CDGwz)

To quote somebody, "An armed society is a polite society".

Especially when they have the Ellington Protocol.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 24, 2019 12:44 PM (MwFQu)

223 How many of us has a son or dtr mother or father or sibling who politically thinks like us but lives with their family in one of those urban sh**holes?

As I have said before, thoughts of the Spanish civil war keep coming back. Very sad.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 12:44 PM (wTl5J)

224 So much for liberals being the adults in the room.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 24, 2019 12:13 PM (2PXwn)


Who ever thought that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:45 PM (wCTys)

225 I like that MSNBC clip of Madcow claiming Trump wants to be king of Greenland. How anyone can stand that women (?) I have no clue.....

Posted by: Colin at August 24, 2019 12:45 PM (/Fct5)

226 "One of the misconceptions preached by high carb, low
fat diet advocates is that traditional cultures eat mostly fruits,
grains and vegetables and that meat eating came with western
civilization.

Not true at all.

Posted by: N.L. Urker."


To the extent it it is true in the third world shitholes I have been to, it is because they can't afford meat and/or never figured out how to raise domesticated animals. Similar to their sustainable houses with no electricity or water. They gladly eat meat when they can get it. More ignorant leftist BS

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:45 PM (MxEKc)

227 it is because they can't afford meat

The Fore in New Guinea found a solution to that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:46 PM (FT/B6)

228 guinea pigs is good eatin'. Staple of South American native cuisines




um....they are sort of rats. without a tail and with spots.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:47 PM (bUjCl)

229 guinea pigs is good eatin'. Staple of South American native cuisines
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (FT/B6)

_______

They tried to get me to eat them when I was in Peru. Hard pass

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 24, 2019 12:48 PM (flINI)

230 The Fore in New Guinea found a solution to that.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:46 PM (FT/B6)
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Posted by: Kuru-infected New Guinean at August 24, 2019 12:48 PM (iB1oa)

231 Saw here in Pa a car with 2 Kamala stickers and a OBummer 08
I can't see her making it.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (BbGew)

232
To the extent it it is true in the third world shitholes I have been to, it is because they can't afford meat and/or never figured out how to raise domesticated animals. Similar to their sustainable houses with no electricity or water. They gladly eat meat when they can get it. More ignorant leftist BS
Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:45 PM (MxEKc)

Yes and the Africans I know eat a lot of belly filling starch. But the notion that western civilization came in and taught innocent, healthy, tribal cultures to start eating lots of meat has little historical foundation.
Early American pioneers and settlers also ate more meat than many people realize.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (II6Oo)

233 As I have said before, thoughts of the Spanish civil war keep coming back. Very sad.
Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 12:44 PM (wTl5J)


Read the history of the Spanish Civil War. It's disturbingly similar to our present situation. The Reds thought that they'd turned the corner into power, and began attacking churches, killing clergy and political opponents, and implementing far-left policies in an effort to make their power absolute. Think "Portland" on steroids.

It's curiously difficult to find books on the Spanish Civil War, I suspect because it makes the Reds look bad. The Reds probably would have won, had Stalin not ordered the Republicans - i.e., the Communists, because make no mistake, that's what they were - to exterminate the anarchists (POUM), who were on their side.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (wCTys)

234 um....they are sort of rats. without a tail and with spots.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:47 PM (bUjCl)

Cane rats...ummm, good eatin'

I believe they prefer to call them micro livestock

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 12:51 PM (ltuaO)

235 woot, someone noticed my "Bad Apples" (roller derby) t shirt

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:51 PM (FT/B6)

236
Sorry for the rant.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 12:03 PM (mIQCW)

===

It was good.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:51 PM (EZebt)

237 They gladly eat meat when they can get it. More ignorant leftist BS
Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:45 PM (MxEKc)


Hell, mice eat meat when they can get it. It's just that normally can't get it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (wCTys)

238 Emmie I've long hesitated to point it out but many people [a working majority in many areas] are just, practically speaking, stupid and misinformed on public policy - and have/are wreaking enormous damage on others [of which they're unaware, due to there being no press, and no political party actively opposed to the idiocy].


Good friend's sister, a typical leftist passionate ignoramus, was shocked when O-care caused her insurance premiums to skyrocket. Reaction? Blame the insurance companies!* Ya know, they just decided to hike rates by 4OO% all of a sudden.


Why I always shake my head when people here talk about idiots "learning their lesson" - what? Nope. The opposite. They don't inflict their damage because they're thoughtful, analytical, or informed. Thus their reaction to self-inflicted damage will be as stupid as their initial action.


* in the current era of true quasi-fascist corporatism, of course, where greed or threats cause corporations to partner with the state when their customers' interests call for independence/resistance to the state, of course, my friend's idiot sister stumbles into being right, for 1OO% the wrong reasons

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (QDnY+)

239 Read the history of the Spanish Civil War. It's
disturbingly similar to our present situation. The Reds thought that
they'd turned the corner into power, and began attacking churches,
killing clergy and political opponents, and implementing far-left
policies in an effort to make their power absolute. Think "Portland" on
steroids.



It's curiously difficult to find books on the Spanish Civil War, I
suspect because it makes the Reds look bad. The Reds probably would have
won, had Stalin not ordered the Republicans - i.e., the Communists,
because make no mistake, that's what they were - to exterminate the
anarchists (POUM), who were on their side.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (wCTys)



Probably the only war where the losers wrote most of the histories

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (MZSrL)

240 Saw here in Pa a car with 2 Kamala stickers and a OBummer 08
I can't see her making it.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (BbGew)
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I saw a - crap, I can't remember her real name - bumper sticker for Fauxcahontas.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (iB1oa)

241 I believe they prefer to call them micro livestock

===


As do we.

Posted by: Shanghai Express Meat Processing Plant at August 24, 2019 12:53 PM (bUjCl)

242 Only family I have in the burbs is an aunt and uncle who have been in the same house since '61 and cousin and husband who bought grandparents house in '82. I don't discuss politics with them. A and U are devout catholics, and were in agreement of same sex marriage. I asked about the church teaching and then abortion. Convo died quickly never to be discussed again. Rest of the small family lives in mostly rural areas and votes properly.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 12:53 PM (BLFnH)

243 The goal of the 1619 project: 10-20 years down the road all public school children will know the fact that the country was founded in 1619, built on slavery. They will not know anything about 1776.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 24, 2019 12:53 PM (MLJ+L)

244 This is really about to get sporty.

Just as in the Revolution, and the Civil War, we are broken into thirds.

In the Rev war? 1/3 wanted the King, 1/3 wanted their own country, 1/3 wanted to stay out of the fight.

Civil War? same deal.

Right now? 1/3 Conservatives, 1/3 VOCAL Lefties, and 1/3 just want to stay out of the fight.

But the Left is FORCING them to chose sides, and in fact, are putting them into the enemy category.

Its going to be like the movie 'The Patriot' where a guy just wants to be left alone, but will be FORCED to choose sides.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 12:54 PM (NgKpN)

245
Nice story about an astronaut stealing from her wife's bank account from space.

Gay Divorce Court: the bitchiest show in town.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 12:54 PM (q+8OA)

246 Jay Guevara: Spain had a lonnng history of Catholic identity, so the Church had a level of power and physical land holdings in Spain that is alien to us Anglos.

When America gets another antifa government, I don't think they'll be striking at churches. I see them going after right-leaning communities in the Intermountain West first. Our first antifa government, Obama's second term, was about to do this to the Bundy Ranch but blinked.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 12:55 PM (FT/B6)

247 Investment companies are all going for "ESG" investments. Environment, social and governance. Which means fund the left and not invest in any company or industry that might not be woke. Total leftist BS
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 12:42 PM (MZSrL)


Idiotic to choose investments on that basis. There's a reason why most pitchers in MLB are lousy hitters: they weren't chosen for their ability to hit, but rather to pitch.

Gotta be a moral in there somewhere.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:55 PM (wCTys)

248 🥆 🐘

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:56 PM (bUjCl)

249 U+1F946

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:56 PM (bUjCl)

250 never mind...

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:56 PM (bUjCl)

251 249 U+1F946
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 12:56 PM (bUjCl)
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Threadwinner,

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:57 PM (MVjcR)

252 http://bit.ly/2L6Rz3t
*******
Yikes! Fewer People Today Consider Themselves Democrat than When Trump was Elected

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 24, 2019 12:57 PM (BqBId)

253 Was John Kerry shot at Kent State? Kind of a plebian place for him to hang.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 24, 2019 12:57 PM (RuIsu)

254 Dammit. The comma was supposed to be an exclamation point.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 12:58 PM (MVjcR)

255 "Request for Public Comments Regarding the Construction of Pedestrian Barrier Within Certain Areas in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas". See link in nic.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 24, 2019 12:58 PM (2lndx)

256 Jay Guevara: Spain had a lonnng history of Catholic identity, so the Church had a level of power and physical land holdings in Spain that is alien to us Anglos.

Certainly true. And of course the proximate issues in each case depend on the country in question. I meant to draw the parallel with the leftists getting frisky because they think their time has come. (See also the Spartacists in 1919 Germany, Sukarno in 1965 Indonesia, and Allende in 1973 Chile.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:58 PM (wCTys)

257
I for one hope to avoid any active civil war action. But if it comes to
it, I'm willing to go medieval; and join efforts to blockade food and
goods from getting to the urban commie strongholds aka as shit holes.
Knock down a few cell towers and block a few Walmart deliveries and let
them go freeding frenzy on each other until the survivors beg to offer
unconditional surrender.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 24, 2019 12:09 PM (vrfMC)


Yeah that would be of prime importance.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (9Om/r)

258 I look forward to sports team picking their players, especially their staring lineup, to reflect the rich racial, religious, ethnic and gender diversity of the community and not on the selfish, outdated goal of winning games.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (MxEKc)

259
Threadwinner !
Posted by: Weasel

FINALLY !

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 01:00 PM (bUjCl)

260 There is a 6 part, 1 hour each series by the BBC on the Spanish Civil war on YouTube, very well done. After watching I have thought how a civil war here might be similar.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:00 PM (BbGew)

261 Insert literally any race or ethnicity in the "white supremacy 25,000 dollar reparations pyramid" and it will be true if referencing one point of history or another.

Posted by: Justin at August 24, 2019 01:00 PM (4ghPf)

262 I don't have the heart to be all pissed off this morning. I'm at the range, Mark is about to show up with a chick fil a breakfast biscuit and we're going to try out his new single action Henry.

Whoohoo!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 24, 2019 01:01 PM (be0fC)

263 The direct link for commenting on the construction of the border wall, I think.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 24, 2019 01:01 PM (2lndx)

264 I look forward to sports team picking their players, especially their staring lineup, to reflect the rich racial, religious, ethnic and gender diversity of the community and not on the selfish, outdated goal of winning games.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (MxEKc)

That would be racist.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 01:01 PM (ltuaO)

265 Stephen Price Blair, not a lot of detail, but first reaction, FVCK NO.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:02 PM (BLFnH)

266 262 I don't have the heart to be all pissed off this morning. I'm at the range, Mark is about to show up with a chick fil a breakfast biscuit and we're going to try out his new single action Henry.

Whoohoo!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 24, 2019 01:01 PM (be0fC)
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Aw, man! CFA and the range?! Lucky!

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 01:03 PM (MVjcR)

267 240 Saw here in Pa a car with 2 Kamala stickers and a OBummer 08
I can't see her making it.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (BbGew)
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I saw a - crap, I can't remember her real name - bumper sticker for Fauxcahontas.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (iB1oa)


Saw a neighbor's car with a Bernie sticker as he drove to his house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Must've inherited the money.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:03 PM (wCTys)

268 Trump just twatted a weak/lame response to the NC governor vetoing anti-"sanctuary" bill.


Cities and states are effectively in rebellion, it's costing lives every day and is acid on the foundation of the rule of law.


3 years in, and Trump has effectively done zip about this. The pathetic grant-withholding move will have zero effect, as everyone knew from the outset.


He was elected, in part, to end the creation of new "angel" families, not be complicit in the outrage that continues to mint new ones.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

269 On a tangent (because he fought in the Spanish Civil War), I have often wondered if Eric Blair (George Orwell) would have evolved out of being a socialist had he lived longer. His later writings kind of point the way toward it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:04 PM (iB1oa)

270 I look forward to sports team picking their players, especially their staring lineup, to reflect the rich racial, religious, ethnic and gender diversity of the community and not on the selfish, outdated goal of winning games.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (MxEKc)


They'll have to lower the hoop in the NBA.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:05 PM (wCTys)

271 Gay Divorce Court

Mrrow!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:05 PM (FT/B6)

272 268 How many Little Rocks do you think the country can stand these days?

Posted by: rammajamma at August 24, 2019 01:07 PM (SwWMX)

273 On a tangent (because he fought in the Spanish Civil War), I have often wondered if Eric Blair (George Orwell) would have evolved out of being a socialist had he lived longer. His later writings kind of point the way toward it.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:04 PM (iB1oa)


They certainly do.

One of the things that really gets my goat is the Communists' naming their international Commie units after, e.g., Abraham Lincoln. C'mon, you guys, you're not fooling anybody. Call it the Karl Marx International Brigade.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:07 PM (wCTys)

274 Gay Divorce Court

Mrrow!
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:05 PM (FT/B6)
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The vast majority of divorce actions are initiated by women. Lesbian marriages are 100% composed of women. So...

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:07 PM (iB1oa)

275 Trump really is like a man-child
Now he says that he can FORCE American companies to leave China
I think maybe this is really Putin's idea

Posted by: Kurt at August 24, 2019 01:07 PM (CseyI)

276 Gay Divorce Court would be funny as hell. You could prolly put it on pay per view. Omg. The favs would be in a catfight and the lesbos going at it like on Jerry Springer.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 24, 2019 01:08 PM (be0fC)

277 Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

Always with the negative waves!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:08 PM (wCTys)

278 has AtC heard about this ?

pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/08/23/doctors-find-spider-in-womans-ear/

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:08 PM (FT/B6)

279 The fags

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 24, 2019 01:09 PM (be0fC)

280 Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:52 PM (QDnY+)

Yep. And it's easy to remain ignorant and uninformed with all the assistance from the MSM.

Posted by: Emmie at August 24, 2019 01:09 PM (i/wJA)

281 The funniest/most disgusting court action I have seen was in Meeker, CO. I got a ticket up there on the way to see a boyfriend at hunting camp. Had to go back and appear in court. Of course, since I wasn't a local, I was last on the docket. The people called before me were two flaming faggots that had domestic violence charges against each other. It was so pathetic. Even the judge was trying not to bust out laughing.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:09 PM (BLFnH)

282 Probably the only war where the losers wrote most of the histories 

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Spain had a lonnng history of Catholic identity, so the Church had a level of power and physical land holdings in Spain that is alien to us Anglos. 

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Yup. The catholic church in Spain was no saint. Having said that, and even with Spanish communist sympathizers in my family (granduncle), I am so glad and thank full that Franco won.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 01:09 PM (wTl5J)

283 Aaaaand Kurt poops out the morning hilarity.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:10 PM (iB1oa)

284 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:03 PM

So another Leftist not buying the global warming bullshit

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:10 PM (BbGew)

285 275 You would be surprised what the government can do to companies and nationals abroad

Posted by: rammajamma at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (SwWMX)

286 Aaaaand Kurt poops out the morning hilarity.


Honestly, the kid is brain damaged.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (yQpMk)

287 If Trump can inflict new tariffs, he *CAN* force companies to stop doing business with China.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (oVJmc)

288 My mom says I grab pussy better than Trump.

Posted by: Kunt at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (H5knJ)

289 All in all global warming scam is so Leftists can get beach front property cheep.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (BbGew)

290 Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:09 PM (BLFnH)
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Slap fight?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (iB1oa)

291 Kurt got banned from the seafood section again

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:12 PM (FT/B6)

292 There is a 6 part, 1 hour each series by the BBC on the Spanish Civil war on YouTube, very well done. After watching I have thought how a civil war here might be similar.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:00 PM (BbGew)


I've seen that, and it's not bad. A little lefty, IIRC, but that's par for the course for the Granada, even back then.

There's a bit of bleating about Franco sorting out Reds after the civil war, but of course the Reds would have exactly the same thing, and probably a lot worse, since Stalin was their guru.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:12 PM (wCTys)

293 Concerning George Orwell:

How do you write Animal Farm and 1984 and STILL call yourself a socialist? He saw the flaws plain as day. Or was he of the "well, the Russians screwed it up, but we have to keep trying to get it right!" school?

Posted by: Steven G. Johnson at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (aMtHI)

294 Garden NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (BbGew)

295 -----
Slap fight?
Posted by: Captain Obvious at

Heh, almost, just dripping with drama.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (BLFnH)

296 288 She told me the same thing.

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (2Cm6i)

297 Right now? 1/3 Conservatives, 1/3 VOCAL Lefties, and 1/3 just want to stay out of the fight.



But the Left is FORCING them to chose sides, and in fact, are putting them into the enemy category.



Its going to be like the movie 'The Patriot' where a guy just wants to be left alone, but will be FORCED to choose sides.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 12:54 PM (NgKpN)


Man, no shit. This attack on the whites isn't going to end like they think. People are going to go from leave me alone to kill with power.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (9Om/r)

298 but of course the Reds would have exactly the same thing, and probably a lot worse, since Stalin was their guru.

Look up "l'Epuration" in France after 1945. The "legale" and the "sauvage". L'Epuration sauvage is exactly what it sounds like.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:14 PM (FT/B6)

299 Just heard from ex-Sil. Niece had successful liver and kidney transplant last night. Very thankful.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:14 PM (BLFnH)

300 287 If Trump can inflict new tariffs, he *CAN* force companies to stop doing business with China.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 01:11 PM (oVJmc)


For the legal basis, see Instapundit:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/339947/

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:15 PM (wCTys)

301 Yay Infidel Niece!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:16 PM (FT/B6)

302 Concerning George Orwell:

How do you write Animal Farm and 1984 and STILL call yourself a socialist? He saw the flaws plain as day. Or was he of the "well, the Russians screwed it up, but we have to keep trying to get it right!" school?

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Stalin just didn't do real socialism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 01:17 PM (+y/Ru)

303
Good news, infidel!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 01:18 PM (q+8OA)

304 Kurt forgot about the time Obama said he'd make the coal industry so non-profitable, they'd go out of business. And many of them did.

And our corrupt MSM mocked the laid off miners by telling them to learn to code.

But but Orange Man Bad!

How's the trolling business, Kurt? Are you learning to code?

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 01:18 PM (2Cm6i)

305 Look up "l'Epuration" in France after 1945. The "legale" and the "sauvage". L'Epuration sauvage is exactly what it sounds like.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 24, 2019 01:14 PM (FT/B6)


Thanks for the tip. I just looked it up: I hadn't realized that there had been so many executions.

Of course, now the French get all pissy about capital punishment, but that shows that they've got no problem with it when they actually care about the offense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:19 PM (wCTys)

306 Concerning George Orwell:

How do you write Animal Farm and 1984 and STILL call yourself a socialist? He saw the flaws plain as day. Or was he of the "well, the Russians screwed it up, but we have to keep trying to get it right!" school?
Posted by: Steven G. Johnson at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (aMtHI)
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That's why I wonder what he would have done if he had lived longer. He died almost immediately after publishing "1984", at the age of 46. Still young enough to have possibly changed his views.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:19 PM (iB1oa)

307 I think maybe this is really Putin's idea

Posted by: Kurt at August 24, 2019 01:07 PM (CseyI)

I ask you, is there anything that man can't do?

He's like James Bond and Rambo wrapped up in one package.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 01:20 PM (ltuaO)

308 Has Carlos Slim addressed the racial animosity in Mexico, bc that country is the epitome of "white/European supremacy"?

Posted by: Ever at August 24, 2019 01:20 PM (kkVtg)

309 He's like James Bond and Rambo wrapped up in one package.
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 01:20 PM (ltuaO)
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Bare-chested, riding a yak, with an AK in each hand.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 01:21 PM (iB1oa)

310 Dennis Prager had a interview with a author who wrote a book on Communism and how it should have died off as a idealism, murdering hundreds of millions of its own citizens yet in the later 20th century has come back in style.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:22 PM (BbGew)

311 I pretty much never respond to trolls but Kurt seems to have been blessed with a single digit IQ.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 01:23 PM (II6Oo)

312 Leftie attacks on Trump haven't been working

So now they'll attack his supporters as racist a white supremacists. Doxxing and boycotting to follow

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 24, 2019 01:23 PM (2qOjS)

313 Dennis Prager had a interview with a author who wrote a book on Communism and how it should have died off as a idealism, murdering hundreds of millions of its own citizens yet in the later 20th century has come back in style.
Posted by: Skip at

Because Power and Control.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:23 PM (BLFnH)

314 My grandfather was a teenager in Spain at the onset of the war in Spain. His mother found him with a gun and being brainwashed by the communists. He was listening to the wrong people.So she put him and his brother in a boat and packed them off to Cuba. He was cured of his communism virus by Castro. His brother never was. He died in an accident while riding in the back of a truck on his way to voluntary communist work camps.

I hate communism. But they are good at fooling people. For me they can call themselves republicans or progressives or angels. They dont fool me.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 01:24 PM (wTl5J)

315 196 This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (EZebt)


Now don't brag. /kidding

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:24 PM (wCTys)

316 There's a bit of bleating about Franco sorting out Reds after the civil war, but of course the Reds would have exactly the same thing, and probably a lot worse, since Stalin was their guru.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 01:12 PM (wCTys)

Yup....after the Nationalists would take a town from the Reds, they would assemble the men and woman in the town and those in any form of uniform of the leftist groups would be taken aside and shot. Then any men in civilian clothes would have to show their shoulders and if they had the Mauser bruise from shooting a rifle, they would be taken aside and shot. Any other civilians which were either known leftists or government types would be locked up, some until they died behind barbed wire in the late 1960's and early 70's.

Everyone else was free to go as long as they behaved themselves or were denounced later due to their war crimes.

Franco knew how to handle the scum.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 01:25 PM (Z+IKu)

317 308 It was pointed out by Phil Valentine, a talk show host not playing here anymore, that notice there are very white Mexicans yet that isn't who is migrating here in hardly any numbers, its all the darker skin part of the population.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:25 PM (BbGew)

318 I am not gay.

Posted by: Fredo Coumo at August 24, 2019 01:25 PM (IoIaQ)

319 I pretty much never respond to trolls but Kurt seems to have been blessed with a single digit IQ.


Only if they're LOW single digits.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 01:26 PM (oVJmc)

320 But I do like to have sex with men.

Posted by: Fredo Coumo at August 24, 2019 01:26 PM (IoIaQ)

321 Right now? 1/3 Conservatives, 1/3 VOCAL Lefties, and 1/3 just want to stay out of the fight.



But the Left is FORCING them to chose sides, and in fact, are putting them into the enemy category.



Its going to be like the movie 'The Patriot' where a guy just wants to be left alone, but will be FORCED to choose sides.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 12:54 PM (NgKpN)


Man, no shit. This attack on the whites isn't going to end like they think. People are going to go from leave me alone to kill with power.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 01:13 PM (9Om/r)



Well, that's the thing, right?

Some a-hole says you're a racist because they're a leftard lunatic, and, of course, you're not.

You're like...eh, go fuck yourself.

But, they come after your family, your children, your wife, your brother, your sister, your parents, you're grandparents.

Well, what the hell do you think is going to happen?

Have any of these idiots read any little smidgen of history?

Do any of them understand anything at all about human behavior?

What a clusterfuck!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 01:26 PM (mIQCW)

322 Actually really young boys

Posted by: Fredo Coumo at August 24, 2019 01:27 PM (IoIaQ)

323 We are being invaded by the 3rd world. I don't know why more people don't realize this.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:28 PM (BLFnH)

324 315 196 This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (EZebt)
Isn't she really short? Was she standing on a step stool when she said that to your face?
Or did she say it to your chest?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 01:29 PM (II6Oo)

325 I'm so white
I'm so white
I'm white, I'm white, I'm white
I'm so white
I'm so white
I'm white, I'm white, I'm white

Posted by: Cream in paraphrasis at August 24, 2019 01:30 PM (nuOac)

326 Communism has come back in style because its history is either distorted in school teachings or not taught at all.

The greatest enemies we have today are our kids and grandkids teachers in schools from k through college (pawns), and their bureucratic puppet masters who craft the poison force fed into the teachers and students brains kinder through college.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 24, 2019 01:30 PM (wTl5J)

327 This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (EZebt)
Isn't she really short? Was she standing on a step stool when she said that to your face?
Or did she say it to your chest?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 01:29 PM (II6Oo)



Or given her alleged history-

Did she say it to your wang?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 01:30 PM (mIQCW)

328 Nice story about an astronaut stealing from her wife's bank account from space.

Gay Divorce Court: the bitchiest show in town.

-
Lesbian Divorces In Space!

Where No Man Has Gone Before!

Star Whores!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 01:30 PM (+y/Ru)

329 "Kurz": German for "short" or "small". As in 9 mm Kurz
"Curt": English for "short". As in speaking curtly.

"Kurt": "Liberalish" for "tiny". As in tiny dick and tiny mind.

Posted by: RI Red at August 24, 2019 01:31 PM (1w4Ju)

330 Kameltoe use to talk to Willie Brown's wang

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:33 PM (BbGew)

331
He's like James Bond and Rambo wrapped up in one package.

Bondo!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 01:33 PM (aKsyK)

332 Well, that's the thing, right?



Some a-hole says you're a racist because they're a leftard lunatic, and, of course, you're not.



You're like...eh, go fuck yourself.



But, they come after your family, your children, your wife, your brother, your sister, your parents, you're grandparents.



Well, what the hell do you think is going to happen?



Have any of these idiots read any little smidgen of history?



Do any of them understand anything at all about human behavior?



What a clusterfuck!





Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 01:26 PM (mIQCW)

I think they make the mistake of thinking the fag rinos of the GOPe would be the opposition. They are wrong. Very, very wrong. The people they face will not be the ones who step out of the shower to pee.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 01:34 PM (9Om/r)

333 Speaking of 9 mm, Weasel, are you Gentleman Farming this weekend?

Posted by: RI Red at August 24, 2019 01:36 PM (1w4Ju)

334 We are being invaded by the 3rd world. I don't know why more people don't realize this.

Posted by: Infidel at August 24, 2019 01:28 PM (BLFnH)

Lots of people realize it, but there is no leadership and the solutions are unpleasant, socially censored and so they wait.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 01:36 PM (ltuaO)

335 268 Trump just twatted a weak/lame response to the NC governor vetoing anti-"sanctuary" bill.


Cities and states are effectively in rebellion, it's costing lives every day and is acid on the foundation of the rule of law.


3 years in, and Trump has effectively done zip about this. The pathetic grant-withholding move will have zero effect, as everyone knew from the outset.


He was elected, in part, to end the creation of new "angel" families, not be complicit in the outrage that continues to mint new ones.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

Immigration, border enforcement, enforcing immigration laws on illegals and the traitors who employ them, no crackdown on voter fraud, and no wall have been a disaster that America will never recover from. It became exponentially worse under Trump. Tired of the excuses and the tweets.
It's so bad Texas may turn blue in 2020.

Conservatives may not care about identity politics but identity politics care about them.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:36 PM (QwmrN)

336
It's curiously difficult to find books on the Spanish Civil War, I suspect because it makes the Reds look bad. The Reds probably would have won, had Stalin not ordered the Republicans - i.e., the Communists, because make no mistake, that's what they were - to exterminate the anarchists (POUM), who were on their side.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 12:50 PM (wCTys)







Antony Beevor's book is pretty good.

And yeah, for years I've been talking about the anti-POUM purges and other commie infighting basically losing the war for Republican Spain, because the stupid fuckers weren't smart enough to maintain their coalition against the Francoists.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 01:37 PM (veoSD)

337 This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 12:35 PM (EZebt)


Did you snap back,

"Can you tell just by looking at me?"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 01:38 PM (1g7ch)

338
Toyota parts ae made in USA, a lot of them, whereas all GM parts are made in china.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 01:41 PM (UvpTf)

339 The biden kent state thing is hysterical.

I was joking about biden making claims to have been shot at kent state 2-3 weeks ago!

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 01:42 PM (xXqhO)

340 >>This is the part where I like to remind the horde about the time Kamala Harris told me I was a racist to my face in 2002.


Well, did you apologize for the unfortunate event that occured in her mouth?

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 01:43 PM (xXqhO)

341
"Defender of the problem of whiteness" -- Nov. 16, 2019


That date seems, I dunno, kinda weird.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 01:45 PM (UvpTf)

342 You know, I wish that I had Jessie's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find a woman like that
Like Jesse's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find a woman
Where can I find a woman like that

-
Sex doll 'clones' demand soars as customers order models of friends' girlfriends...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

343 260 There is a 6 part, 1 hour each series by the BBC on the Spanish Civil war on YouTube, very well done. After watching I have thought how a civil war here might be similar.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 01:00 PM (BbGew)

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Watching the first episode now.

Thanks for the h/t.

Posted by: SMH at August 24, 2019 01:47 PM (RU4sa)

344 'Scream, Blackula, Scream' on Comet right now.


Joe Biden soon to tell us it's the true story of racism in America.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 01:47 PM (oVJmc)

345 "Franco knew how to handle the scum.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 01:25 PM (Z+IKu)"
..There really isn't any other solution once a group crosses certain lines. Either you go somewhere else, or they go somewhere else, or you go through all the hassle of locking them up until they kick the bucket of old age.
Franco didn't give them half of what they had coming. Unfortunately, this is precisely where we're headed here in North America, and it's looking as if we'll get a repeat with similar results on a much larger scale.
I strongly suspect that the prog/globalist powers that be are keenly interested in thinning out the herd. It's not that they don't know where this is headed - it's that they assume they'll come out on top afterwards.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 01:50 PM (67XdO)

346 *Progressive Alliance*

or

Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence ?

Jettisoned the last 2 words, perhaps?

Posted by: socalcon at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (Roy2Z)

347 Franco didn't give them half of what they had coming.

Then it's settled. After our Civil War the North should have executed every Reb in uniform.

You know when it's Fascists vs. Commies you don't have to root for one side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (fuK7c)

348 333 Speaking of 9 mm, Weasel, are you Gentleman Farming this weekend?
Posted by: RI Red at August 24, 2019 01:36 PM (1w4Ju)
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Not this weekend, amigo. Fri - Mon next week though.

Posted by: Weasel at August 24, 2019 01:54 PM (MVjcR)

349 Objectively one might observe that the makers of the pyramid are the real racists, even say it to their faces.

They would smugly clarify that they are not racists, merely anti-WASP culture and the people who support WASP culture, either actively or passively by not opposing it, need to shut up and get in the boxcar.



Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 01:55 PM (1g7ch)

350 Then it's settled. After our Civil War the North should have executed every Reb in uniform.

You know when it's Fascists vs. Commies you don't have to root for one side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (fuK7c)

You do if you live there.

And an independence movement or separatist movement is hardly the same thing as death squads and nun rapers.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 01:58 PM (ltuaO)

351 With all this talk of "white supremacy" and "white nationalism" and "white privilege", I really think they are trying to bait, to goad someone into saying something like "and why is it a crime to be white?"

Then the they'll attack and destroy that person.
They are hoping it's Trump or someone close to him.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 02:00 PM (NFEMn)

352 Does all this racism mean climate change is no longer a serious and immediate threat?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 02:00 PM (jh17W)

353 258 I look forward to sports team picking their players, especially their staring lineup, to reflect the rich racial, religious, ethnic and gender diversity of the community and not on the selfish, outdated goal of winning games.

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NFL starting lineups must be 6 Whites, 2 Blacks ( although that's an overrepresentation) 2 'Hispanic' (ditto) and 1 chosen from a pool of Pacific Islanders, Asians, Native Americans.
Until you agitate for that ya'll can kiss my pasty white ass.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 02:01 PM (dmoiP)

354 Biden claims MLK and JFK were shot at Kent State. Did he mis-speak ?

Posted by: chango butt at August 24, 2019 02:01 PM (B+t5k)

355 354 Biden claims MLK and JFK were shot at Kent State. Did he mis-speak ?
Posted by: chango butt at August 24, 2019 02:01 PM (B+t5k)


Huh? Really? I'm waiting for Creepy Joe to challenge himself to a fistfight.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (II6Oo)

356 Biden claims MLK and JFK were shot at Kent State. Did he mis-speak ?
Posted by: chango butt at August 24, 2019 02:01 PM (B+t5k)

What? Was JFK protesting the war he supported helped escalate?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (NFEMn)

357 "347
Franco didn't give them half of what they had coming.



Then it's settled. After our Civil War the North should have executed every Reb in uniform.



You know when it's Fascists vs. Commies you don't have to root for one side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (fuK7c)"
..You can't seriously be equating the behavior of the confederacy, in general, with the straight-up barbarism of the lefties in Spain. The scale and severity of offenses are on a wildly different level.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (67XdO)

358 I think they have already crucified one or two for wearing a shirt that said, "It's OK to be white".

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 02:04 PM (1g7ch)

359 I keed.

Posted by: chango butt at August 24, 2019 02:07 PM (B+t5k)

360 ..You can't seriously be equating the behavior of the confederacy, in general, with the straight-up barbarism of the lefties in Spain. The scale and severity of offenses are on a wildly different level.
Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 02:03 PM (67XdO)

Wanna bet?

Posted by: Andersonville at August 24, 2019 02:07 PM (NFEMn)

361 You can't seriously be equating the behavior of the confederacy, in general, with the straight-up barbarism of the lefties in Spain. The scale and severity of offenses are on a wildly different level.


I agree with the comment upthread that you do have to choose sides if you live there. Otherwise there's no need to embrace the barbarism of either side.

90 years on and an ocean away you don't.

Just going on the description above, executing everyone in uniform is a war crime as understood today (I know that 1936 is pre-Geneva) and everyone with a shoulder bruise is still pretty questionable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:08 PM (fuK7c)

362 And all of this time, the people of China are the most racist and nationalist entity on earth. When you see the Leftists all working harmony to support the China model while simultaneously condemning America, its pretty danged obvious that we aren't going to survive this.

I have yet to see an example of Diversity that made "us" stronger.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 02:09 PM (lD3vL)

363 Only a matter of time till Snow Skiing and Swimming are labeled Hate Activities.

Posted by: Doggfish at August 24, 2019 02:10 PM (lMn1U)

364 "Wanna bet?

Posted by: Andersonville at August 24, 2019 02:07 PM (NFEMn)"
..Yes.
Wildly different level. I don't a single ounce of sympathy for the confederacy - a lot of my ancestors died before and during the war, fighting southerners - but they didn't leave a trail of Andersonvilles behind them, nor did they perform Quantrill's degeneracy on a large scale.
I think a bunch of people got a couple of throwaway lines about Spain in the high school textbooks years ago and don't quite get what we're talking about.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 02:11 PM (67XdO)

365 90 years on and an ocean away you don't. 

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:08 PM (fuK7c)

It's happening now, and it's not an ocean away.

Maybe we can head it off before it all goes sideways, but they really do see you as a nazi and they will treat you and your family accordingly.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (ltuaO)

366 There really isn't any other solution once a group crosses certain lines. Either you go somewhere else, or they go somewhere else,

My kin came to America because of Cromwell, pretty sure the old age option wasn't available.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (DMCt+)

367 In unrelated news, 100% of suspected space criminals are lesbians.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/339984/

Posted by: zmdavid at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (xqRaG)

368 Antony Beevor's book is pretty good.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2019 01:37 PM (veoSD)


Thanks for the tip. I just checked, and our library has it. On my way to pick it up!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:15 PM (YqDXo)

369 Maybe we can head it off before it all goes sideways, but they really do see you as a nazi and they will treat you and your family accordingly.


I still have faith that my bang bangs and those of the Horde and the Horde-like will forestall that, but if not we still have more bang bangs than they do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:16 PM (fuK7c)

370 We really need to challenge the One China policy. Everything should be be published in a dozen dialects.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2019 02:16 PM (DMCt+)

371 With all this talk of "white supremacy" and "white nationalism" and "white privilege", I really think they are trying to bait, to goad someone into saying something like "and why is it a crime to be white?"

I think they just enjoy hurting and destroying people. The Left is made up of wicked degenerates. They are also complete cowards, they always want someone in prison to rape and kill for them, or they want the police to kick down doors and gun down their opponents, or they want the military to drop nukes on 2nd Amendment advocates.

They will hide behind their avatar and scream from someone's blood on social media though.

But their weak point has been that they need some sort of moral cause before they torture and destroy someone. So they called people "racist" and didn't get their self-appointed sacrifice to step forward and get destroyed by the mob. Now they are stepping it up to see who they can goad into subjecting themselves to their wrath.

CW 2.0 Will start the day they no longer feel a need to have a "moral" reason, no matter how F'd up their double standards get. They will just lash out at anyone who they imagine is their appointed human sacrifice

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 02:17 PM (lD3vL)

372 "It's happening now, and it's not an ocean away.



Maybe we can head it off before it all goes sideways, but they
really do see you as a nazi and they will treat you and your family
accordingly.



Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (ltuaO)"
..Exactly this.
And it's a different decade, same commies. Our moonbat marxist professors spurring this crap on today were taught by, and belong to groups formed by, the same organizations that promoted so much of the same bullshit in the last century. There are straight lines that run through most of it.
If things go sideways here, it is going to be very ugly, and a lot of you are going to be extremely disappointed in your fellow man.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 02:17 PM (67XdO)

373 369 Maybe we can head it off before it all goes sideways, but they really do see you as a nazi and they will treat you and your family accordingly.


I would have 1% more respect for them if they saw us as the bourgeoisie or the running dogs of imperialism, or some such codswallop. At least that would reflect who they are.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 02:18 PM (II6Oo)

374 Maybe we can head it off before it all goes sideways, but they really do see you as a nazi and they will treat you and your family accordingly.

No they imagine you as a Nazi, but will treat you like the Nazis treated the Jews.

The Left is so amazingly F'd up there is no part of history or fact that they can preserve or comprehend.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 02:20 PM (lD3vL)

375 Imperialist lackies would make a grain of sense from their perspective as well.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 24, 2019 02:21 PM (II6Oo)

376 I still have faith that my bang bangs and those of the Horde and the Horde-like will forestall that, but if not we still have more bang bangs than they do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:16 PM (fuK7c)

They are organized and we are not.
Their leadership supports them, finances them, and refuses to condemn their worst excesses.
We have no leadership and the GOP are horrified at our existence.
Isolated fighters will be wiped out by even incompetent groups.

Guns don't win wars, organizations do.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:23 PM (ltuaO)

377 If things go sideways here, it is going to be very ugly, and a lot of you are going to be extremely disappointed in your fellow man.

That is when China makes its move and the US is finished as the dollar will collapse and our culture doesn't:

1) Know how to survive without the internet and a cornucopia of products one click away.

2) We are no longer a cooperative high-trust culture, rather we are a majority of many exploitative low-trust cultures who place tribe over national survival.

3) A criminal political class that will quickly join the Chinese in plundering and completing the enslavement of every man, woman and child not a member of The Party.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 02:23 PM (lD3vL)

378

Take note, especially, of the lowest level of that stupid fascist pyramid.

What it says there, in a very nice way is: Either Join Us Or Else.

In other words, these people are just like the barbaric fascist muslims. They want to either kill you, or enslave you, or convert you. There is no "co-existence" with these people.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (UvpTf)

379 376 Sharrukin2

Alas, this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (u82oZ)

380 367 In unrelated news, 100% of suspected space criminals are lesbians.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/339984/
Posted by: zmdavid at August 24, 2019 02:13 PM (xqRaG)

Lesbian Space Outlaws. I see amazing potential here.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (NWiLs)

381 If things go sideways here, it is going to be very ugly, and a lot of you are going to be extremely disappointed in your fellow man.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 24, 2019 02:17 PM (67XdO)

A lot of people we expect will be on our side won't.
Oathkeepers style cowardice on a large scale.

The Oathkeepers have guns and many are trained to use them and none of it means a damn thing because they lack the will to act and they lack moral certitude.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:29 PM (ltuaO)

382 Then it's settled. After our Civil War the North should have executed every Reb in uniform.

You know when it's Fascists vs. Commies you don't have to root for one side.

Posted by:Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (fuK7c)


Excellent observation.

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 02:30 PM (ZS+GP)

383 Take note, especially, of the lowest level of that stupid fascist pyramid.

What it says there, in a very nice way is: Either Join Us Or Else.

In other words, these people are just like the barbaric fascist muslims. They want to either kill you, or enslave you, or convert you. There is no "co-existence" with these people.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (UvpTf)

"Not Challenging Racist Jokes" is the silliest thing on the bottom of the pyramid.
It's not like there's a straight line from ethnic jokes to genocide. In fact, ethnic jokes probably act as a safety valve to let of steam.

Posted by: Andersonville at August 24, 2019 02:30 PM (NFEMn)

384 You know when it's Fascists vs. Commies you don't have to root for one side.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 01:51 PM (fuK7c)


It's not clear at all to me that Franco & Co. were fascists. I think that their appellation - Nationalists - is about right, people who were alarmed by the leftist lurch of Spanish politics.

Now the traditional leftist response to that assertion was that Mussolini and later Hitler supported Franco, so that made him a fascist. Of course, by that standard, Roosevelt and Churchill were communists because they supported Stalin.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:31 PM (FNsjY)

385 377 If things go sideways here, it is going to be very ugly, and a lot of you are going to be extremely disappointed in your fellow man.
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That is when China makes its move ...
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Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 02:23 PM (lD3vL)
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Some BoE nitwit wants a new currency.
It's time for England to rid itself of the dollar.

Hey, nitwit, tell that to the BRICS

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 02:33 PM (ZS+GP)

386 Guns don't win wars, organizations do.

Posted by: Sharrukin2
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Excellent point. But remember, their organizations are all ad hoc. Warriors win wars, and they don't have any.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM (jh17W)

387
Excellent point. But remember, their organizations are all ad hoc. Warriors win wars, and they don't have any.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM (jh17W)

Our side will have the guerilla and Resistance fighters that will keep it going to the emergence of a Washington.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 02:36 PM (NFEMn)

388 Warriors win wars, and they don't have any.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM (jh17W)


Don't kid yourself. They will be vicious, killing, zealots.

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 02:38 PM (ZS+GP)

389 It's not clear at all to me that Franco & Co. were fascists. I think that their appellation - Nationalists - is about right, people who were alarmed by the leftist lurch of Spanish politics.

Now the traditional leftist response to that assertion was that Mussolini and later Hitler supported Franco, so that made him a fascist. Of course, by that standard, Roosevelt and Churchill were communists because they supported Stalin.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:31 PM (FNsjY)

You're on to something. Franco didn't go all in on the Holocaust; in fact it was the opposite. I believe Spain provided thousands of visas.
But he did kill and imprison political enemies. I think we Americans have to understand sometimes that that is how the game is plaid pretty much everywhere but here.

At least not yet.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 02:39 PM (NFEMn)

390 Great rumor going around DC. Could be a fun September!

Posted by: Channel 8 News at August 24, 2019 02:40 PM (z9nOg)

391 Franco did invite Hitler in for some practice massacre.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 02:41 PM (fuK7c)

392 Franco did invite Hitler in for some practice massacre.


didn't evil mustachio invite himself ?

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (L9eMC)

393 Really don't know anything on Franco's government laws, and you can't believe a word out of his opponents the Communists who claim anyone not a commie is a Fascist.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (BbGew)

394 In that " not believing communists" suspected from the top this is a communist diagram.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 02:45 PM (BbGew)

395 Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (L9eMC)
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I believe Benny the Moose sent over some air units, as well.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 02:45 PM (iB1oa)

396 The narrative has nothing to do with anything but leftist panic over an escaping voter bloc. It's meant to persuade black voters they can't be on Trump's side because he's about white supremacy. Simple as that.

Posted by: SarahW at August 24, 2019 02:47 PM (g1vnC)

397 Excellent point. But remember, their organizations are all ad hoc. Warriors win wars, and they don't have any.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 02:34 PM (jh17W)

They aren't ad hoc, they have plausible deniability. Antifa is the militia of the Democratic party and I would say the Democrats and leftists are organized wouldn't you?

They control the courts, the schools, universities, colleges, bureaucracy, increasingly the corporations, Hollywood and the media.

As for warriors those can be trained to a minimal standard in 2-3 months. 6-9 months to improve that. This has been done many times in the past and the weapons and training are the smallest part of it.

And they do have ex-military types in their groups and the gangs have been sending their members into the military for training. Estimates are that 10% of gang members now have military training.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:47 PM (ltuaO)

398 eally don't know anything on Franco's government laws, and you can't believe a word out of his opponents the Communists who claim anyone not a commie is a Fascist.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 02:43 PM (BbGew)

You can be both Commie and Fascist. But if the Left ever admits this, the game is up.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 02:48 PM (NFEMn)

399 The narrative has nothing to do with anything but leftist panic over an escaping voter bloc. It's meant to persuade black voters they can't be on Trump's side because he's about white supremacy. Simple as that.
Posted by: SarahW at August 24, 2019 02:47 PM (g1vnC)


wait, wait... it's not about oncoming, inevitable civil war ii that will divide family agains family, brother against brother, urban revolts, beginning of end of times ???

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 02:51 PM (L9eMC)

400 I think Franco did some pretty fancy footwork. He accepted support from Mussolini and later Hitler, but then again he was up against forces supported by Stalin, and no one else would support him. In fact, Blum in France, a socialist himself, strongly opposed Franco. So he took what support he could get.

Having done that, and later won, he did not join Mussolini and Hitler afterwards, much to their annoyance, he did not participate in the Holocaust, he did not invade any other countries, he did not hold out Spaniards as a superior people, he did not (AFAIK) try to run Spanish industry.

So it seems to me he played Mussolini and Hitler, pulled his country back from the socialist/ communist brink, and kept his country out of war.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:52 PM (FNsjY)

401

"Real Time" host Bill Maher minced no words Friday night regarding the news that Republican megadonor and billionaire philanthropist David Koch had died at age 79 following a long battle with cancer.

"Fuck him. I'm glad he's dead," Maher said.

"And now, some funeral news to report. Yesterday David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died of prostate cancer," Maher said during his opening monologue, sparking some applause from his mostly liberal audience.

"I guess I'm going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer."

The HBO star joked that Koch's family expressed gratitude that he "lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire" and that condolences poured in "from all the politicians he owned."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 02:53 PM (aKsyK)

402 Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 02:47 PM (ltuaO)

Good points. I would point out a fundamental disadvantage they have: no group is more fractious than leftists. In Berkeley, for example, the various stripes of commies hate each other more than they hate Americans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:54 PM (FNsjY)

403 Demorats scream WHITE SUPREMACISTS, though demorats put foreigners and minorities ahead of the line in benefits, hiring, privileges.
If anybody tries to treat foreigners/minorites like demorats treat whites, the screams of RACISTS/RACISM would sound from sea to shining sea !

Posted by: ron n. at August 24, 2019 02:56 PM (om5HK)

404 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 02:53 PM (aKsyK)
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He seems nice.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 24, 2019 02:57 PM (iB1oa)

405 I think we one can give the same credence to the lefts description of Franco as that of Pinochet and the troubles in Chile. I grew up hearing only, and believing, what a monster Pinochet was and with with Americas help he went around slaughtering innocent, peacful citizens going about their business, maybe some doing a little political organizing and charity work. The reality is , as we know here, much different. And subsequent polls have shown Pinochet had a huge support from the citizens, probbaly even a majority. which belied he saved the country from communism.


Franco may not have been an angel but he and his allies were fighting demons.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2019 02:59 PM (MxEKc)

406
hbo reaches new low.

If you pay for HBO, you're paying bill maher.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 03:00 PM (UvpTf)

407 Good points. I would point out a fundamental disadvantage they have: no group is more fractious than leftists. In Berkeley, for example, the various stripes of commies hate each other more than they hate Americans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 02:54 PM (FNsjY)

Paleocons
Neocons
Libertarians
Fiscal conservatives
Evangelicals
Alt-right
Vichycons (GOP)
Etc

Not exactly a unified front even if we are less hysterical about it.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 03:01 PM (ltuaO)

408
What's funny is bill maher has been on my Punch In The Face list for, like, 10 years, when he wasn't half as
bad as he is now.

He'll be getting Many Punches In The Face.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 03:02 PM (UvpTf)

409 I forgot the most obvious...Trumpists.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 03:03 PM (ltuaO)

410 Which Fully-Vetted, Supremely[/i[-Quallifed and Ellightened Democrat Jurist Will Rightfully Inherit the Seat Controlled by the Bader-Ginsburg Estate?

Posted by: The MFM at August 24, 2019 03:07 PM (OL46y)

411 Arggh...

Posted by: The MFM at August 24, 2019 03:07 PM (OL46y)

412 Not exactly a unified front even if we are less hysterical about it.
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 03:01 PM (ltuaO)

True, but not as virulently opposed to each other as leftists, who are oftentimes at the ragged edge of violence against each other.

Consider that Stalin not only wiped out POUM, but also Communist groups who supported Trotsky. So there's a difference between minor doctrinal disagreements and distaste on one hand with extermination on the other.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 03:09 PM (FNsjY)

413 Hilarious gun store ad mocking Facebook rules. 

https://youtu.be/z3TIxWZd6Zc

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 24, 2019 03:18 PM (ltuaO)

414 Is the Alt right really a distinct group rather than members of the various other groups who are just pissed off?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:19 PM (ycWCI)

415 There is no alt right. I think the alt-right is a made-up term of derision. It's so worn out they turned to white supremacist.

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 03:23 PM (ZS+GP)

416 415 There is no alt right. I think the alt-right is a made-up term of derision. It's so worn out they turned to white supremacist.
Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 03:23 PM (ZS+GP)

That's my take as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:24 PM (ycWCI)

417 Insomniac to the Vomit Comet to apply due diligence to the movie Lesbian Space Outlaws.

3-D Action from the NASASutra for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 03:27 PM (u82oZ)

418 NASASutra. I looked it up to see if it was an actual thing.

Evidently the Naza Sutera is a small city car from Malaysia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:31 PM (ycWCI)

419 There is no alt right. I think the alt-right is a made-up term of derision. It's so worn out they turned to white supremacist.
Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 03:23 PM (ZS+GP)

There is no alt-right and they ditched the term because it's clunky and never caught on....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 03:33 PM (NFEMn)

420 Also saddened to see that there is no actual movie named Lesbian Space Outlaws.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:35 PM (ycWCI)

421 Pet Thread is nood above the gardening thread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 24, 2019 03:37 PM (ycWCI)

422 "Unite the Right."
Whatever happened to them?

It was a one -shot psy-op that worked for awhile by providing a talking point.

If you want a laugh, Google pictures of that Tiki Torch Parade. Look at those guys. Do they look like actual white surpremacists? They look like Antifa soy boys who shaved and got a haircut for the event. Notice that they are all wearing black tee shirts there white shirts?

And yeah, white shirts and khakis. A Lefty's idea of what racist white boys wear--like the villains in teenage sex comedies from the '80's.

Ridiculous and as phony as and queer as Obama on a 3 dollar bill.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 03:40 PM (NFEMn)

423 Aetius451AD

We have to write the book, with many, many illustrations.

You can do the research, while I do the casting. Or vice versa.

Or you can produce the movie that Insomniac directs.

{OBSF} That book is mentioned in a later Arthur C. Clarke novel, so I am not original here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 03:41 PM (u82oZ)

424 '36 was not pre-Geneva, but spain was a civil war, so not clear who the "parties" would be - this, civil wars, was one topic the update to the original treaties done in '49, was meant to deal with.




Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:44 PM (QDnY+)

425 Also saddened to see that there is no actual movie named Lesbian Space Outlaws.



no ? how about amateur vids ?? IYKWIMAITYD...

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:46 PM (hCbo0)

426 Rhomboid, it there any institution of the US Government that is not selling out it's citizens?

Remember, Obama and the Leftist Congress has been approving the wrong type of FOGOs for decades, while sidelining the ones I would want in charge.

Without organization, secure comms, and a sound logistics chain we are in a sub-optimal position, if we want a Constitutional US of A that is citizen based and leaves us alone.

In my bad times I think the Republic was murdered in 2008.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 03:50 PM (u82oZ)

427 runner

Write a script and we can talk. We can use it to fund Ace. "Better than a cookbook!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 03:53 PM (u82oZ)

428 Brought up the amazing Maher vomit on the ONT. Kinda surprised it didn't rouse the ewok or a co-blog to do a post on it. Note that the freedom-hating RBG received treatment from the Koch-endowed cancer center. Perfect. Adding to the degradation is that the Kochs were/are supportive of some of the most destructive, irresponsible "policy" ideas, like no border/no immigration law [in effect, obviously, and we are waaaaay past the point where anything but simple support for full enforcement of existing common sense law, sovereignty, and rule of law restoration is, de facto, support for chaos, cultural decline, civic collapse, and impoverishment of the lower income demo].





Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:54 PM (QDnY+)

429 Salty Dog, I thing that product is out there...in multiple forms, I am afraid we would be original....

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:57 PM (hCbo0)

430 *think

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:57 PM (hCbo0)

431 *and would not be original..

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:57 PM (hCbo0)

432 lol

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 03:57 PM (hCbo0)

433 Well, Ace does love him some busty lesbian pron.

We woud be helping him.


Hmmm. I need to write a grant on Zero-G and Large Breasts. Support Options in Space.

Or Hmmm, Ace can use the line - Ya want to be in show business?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 04:01 PM (u82oZ)

434 It's not assault when lefty weirdos do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUGM9sMMu-A

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 04:01 PM (ZS+GP)

435 NaCly, I hold the people responsible, ultimately. While there has been enormous institutional degradation [esp. allowing the unaccountable judiciary to take over much of governance], there are still plenty of mechanisms available. Tea Party, Trump. But it's not a "fire-and-forget" mechanism. The rebellions at the ballot box have to be sustained, their agenda enforced, politically. The electorate has not done that/is not doing that.


Following the "news" and voting for "Republican" or "conservative" candidates *might* have worked to some extent, decades ago. Now? Being somewhat serious, actually understanding issues, working to get real info, and not giving any leeway to tribal colleagues/incumbents when they fail to lead or act - the minimum for an electorate that can enforce meaningful change. And far beyond the time, energy, interest, or ability of most people.


There's also the lack of any national outlook or concern, for most things. Not entirely new, but now - nobody in your family/'hood killed by an illegal alien DUI or raped by a thrice-deported illegal sprung from the local lock-up due to "sanctuary" laws? Your health insurance not destroyed, first time in your life, by O-care? "Not my problem". Oh - surveys will show all the right attitudes [some of these things are 8O/2O issues, would have been political death to be on the wrong side in previous America]. Incumbents fail to act, keep their promises? Meh. Not my problem.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 04:06 PM (QDnY+)

436 rhomboid

Great analysis.

Doing what I can. Our Constitution Bee is seed corn for the future. I know the good local candidates, and we have a majority of them in office at the County level. Plus in my elected capacity, I lowered my own taxes twice.

Can we maneuver around the doom heading our way like a CBDR tanker on a DIW ship?

The wisdom of crowds may save us, because the US people clearly chose correctly in 2016. The Dems be crazy, and every time they pull some shit, they piss off another person. Some then try to escape their mental plantation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 04:13 PM (u82oZ)

437 435. Yep. The fruits of a decadent society.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 04:16 PM (GjigR)

438 The rebellions at the ballot box have to be sustained, their agenda enforced, politically. The electorate has not done that/is not doing that.

Teach your children well.


Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 04:18 PM (ZS+GP)

439 There is no alt-right and they ditched the term because it's clunky and never caught on....
Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 03:33 PM (NFEMn)


alt-right invited equal use of ctrl-left (a much more accurate and concise label than alt-right).
Not that ctrl-left was used much, but it is dead on accurate.

It's a bit more difficult to express to neutral parties that the prog use "white supremacist" because "North-West European / WASP culture and peoples must be destroyed" comes across as a bit racist.



Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 04:27 PM (1g7ch)

440 381. I'd expect that at this point the Oathkeepers are infested with moles.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 04:28 PM (GjigR)

441 "He [a French count] had earlier been arrested by the Feldgendarmerie for having enticed German soldiers to indulge in Unzucht zwischen Männern. Yet when the prisoner replied that his sexual tendency was not only honoured by the ancient Greeks but practised by the Führer himself, his captors were so terrified that this heresy might reach their superiors that they threw him back on to the street."

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 04:31 PM (ZS+GP)

442 The fruits of a decadent society.
Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2019 04:16 PM (GjigR)


Leave Buttplug and Booker out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 24, 2019 04:33 PM (YqDXo)

443
I just saw the "Lesbian Outlaws in Space" story at the Daily Mail.

Definitely not the kind you want to watch. The real kind, that is. If I were making that movie, things would be different.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7390353

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 04:41 PM (NMAzL)

444 I'd expect that at this point the Oathkeepers are infested with moles.

So, the only thing they have in common with the Klan is that 90% are FBI or FBI informants .

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 04:44 PM (lD3vL)

445 Probably more FBI informants in the Oath Keepers than any Muslim brotherhood groups.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:07 PM (BbGew)

446 "The main prison for those accused of collaboration was Fresnes. It held so many celebrities that one inmate, a ‘trustie’ who helped with the catering, used to take his autograph book with him on meal rounds."

Posted by: Roger Wright at August 24, 2019 05:08 PM (ZS+GP)

447 I guess the new definition of Racist is anyone that disagrees with a Liberal, Democrat, Socialist, Communist, Progressive, etc.

Posted by: Red at August 24, 2019 05:19 PM (vG0n2)

448 Red

They are beyond the Age of Reason. They are religious cultists.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 05:25 PM (u82oZ)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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Make mine a triple..........

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Advice for what it is worth...............

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Have a great weekend!!!

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1 Could use another cup

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:40 AM (BbGew)

2 Been up since 3:30.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 08:42 AM (11BRM)

3 I called em

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:42 AM (BbGew)

4 WTFO?? woke up at 4:30 I need sleep

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:42 AM (JFO2v)

5 Mr Peebles- welcome to my world

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:43 AM (BbGew)

6
Needs Caffetamine...

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 24, 2019 08:43 AM (w3OLr)

7 Naomi will go far in life.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 08:44 AM (cB5if)

8 Please do not Baptise cats as they are not ever Christians!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:44 AM (JFO2v)

9 Willowed:

Here's a trailer the next installment of Star Wars for Disney+ streaming service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=6F-n4T1UVKY

The effects look first rate.

Too bad it'll probably be about -

how healthy land whale trannies introduced pussy hats to the Empire.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:45 AM (mIQCW)

10 Aren't they Cat-holics?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 08:45 AM (11BRM)

11 Good morning, Horde!

I have doubts that Noronha, age 13, has actually worn spurs, or even chaps, for that matter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 24, 2019 08:46 AM (qHjDO)

12 Never eat all of the bran muffins, no matter how tasty they are.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 08:46 AM (XNDy+)

13 Yeah , some of those sound a little "woke 9 year old" to me, which is to say made up by adults.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 08:48 AM (XNDy+)

14 And to think Leftists want 16 year olds to vote

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:48 AM (BbGew)

15 * Beep Beep*

Posted by: RBG at August 24, 2019 08:48 AM (cqNba)

16 If the surgeons keep whittling away at Notorious RBG eventually there won't be anything left, I hope.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:50 AM (BbGew)

17 15

That translates into

It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people

more abortion please!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:50 AM (JFO2v)

18 http://bit.ly/2L43Vta
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Analysis: Justice Ginsburg's "Bile Duct Stent" - A Treatment Typically Used in Advanced Cases to Provide End of Life Care
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Ace mentioned someone on the blog mentioned this exact thing

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 24, 2019 08:50 AM (BqBId)

19 That's a Captain Pike * Beep Beep*, right, not a Road Runner ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 08:51 AM (XNDy+)

20 Good morning!

I'm filing this away for later reading, but passing it along fwiw - this guy has done some lengthy threads on Bill Kristol and all of his coup connections. He retweeted some of them yesterday, so you have to scroll past the more recent epstein tweets:

https://twitter.com/CarrollQuigley1

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 08:51 AM (bDqIh)

21 " That's a Captain Pike * Beep Beep*, right, not a Road Runner ?"


* Beep *

Posted by: RBG at August 24, 2019 08:52 AM (cqNba)

22 "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."--Abe Lincoln, 1859

Posted by: Upshot at August 24, 2019 08:53 AM (mSY+Z)

23 Time to make the second pot of coffee

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:53 AM (cqNba)

24 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 08:53 AM (arJlL)

25 Never visit Fort Marcy Park after midnight....

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 08:53 AM (Z+IKu)

26 ""Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."--Abe Lincoln, 1859"

Exactly what a slavery loving Republican would say, to cloud the issue.

-Leftism

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:55 AM (cqNba)

27 advice from horde

Need dumbphone for my mom. Get one of those jitterbugs or just put a launcher skin (like wiser) on a cheap prepaid?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:55 AM (JFO2v)

28 To Lauren (age 9) - Ah, but felt markers are used by cholas (?) to draw in eyebrows and outline the mouth. So don't judge other cultures, even if they do look scary.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 08:55 AM (q1Pj5)

29 Re: Ginsberg - She was allowed to "work from home" for the last session and just now we've found out she was battling her 4th instance of cancer.

When did the treatment begin vs. her "working from home" end???

I know that she's technically on the court 'till death, but she wasn't physically there, and we have no proof provided that it was she who did the work, not her clerks.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 08:58 AM (bDqIh)

30 What if Trump ignores the election year rule should RGB kick the bucket? I see the dems going bug fvck bananas in an election year and THAT would be a good thing.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 24, 2019 08:58 AM (VcFUs)

31


They are going to hook Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg up to the Davros chair to keep her going. EX-TER-MIN-ATE!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 08:59 AM (BeuRt)

32 25 especially without a siege train including sappers, artillery, facines, and ladders.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:59 AM (BbGew)

33 Saw "Angel Has Fallen" yesterday-

I'm a fan of the "...Has Fallen" series, so I had high hopes for this installment, and-

was not disappointed at all.

Tremendously entertaining movie from beginning to end.

Very fast pace. Barely stops to take a breath. Great action - the opening assassination attempt is simultaneously horrifying and awesome. Great directing.

Excellent acting all around.

I really like Gerard Butler as an action hero. Dude, is no Hollywood pretty boy. He looks like a thug. And real or no, his face looks like he's seen pain in his life.

Script is very good except when it's not. Some character motivations are shall we say unclear in the service of serving up big action and confrontations. SJW posturing kept to the barest of minimums.

If you want a pure popcorn adrenaline action movie in the style of the best 80s-90s action movies-

Go see "Angel Has Fallen".

Check it out.


Extra!

Stay for a silly but funny scene in the middle of the credits.


Bonus!

All of the "..Has Fallen" movies are excellent fun and highly entertaining. "London Has Fallen" is probably my fave. But, "Olympus Has Fallen" is great fun as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:59 AM (mIQCW)

34 I know that she's technically on the court 'till death, but she wasn't physically there, and we have no proof provided that it was she who did the work, not her clerks.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 08:58 AM (bDqIh)

As I wrote in the previous thread, clerks did all of Thurgood Marshall's writing for the last 2 years he was on the Court, and they did all of Rhenquist's writing for his last 18 months (at least). It's an old tradition on the Court, even though it isn't talked about outside of the Legal Clergy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 09:00 AM (V2Yro)

35 Get one of those jitterbugs or just put a launcher skin (like wiser) on a cheap prepaid?"

Best Buy was selling an updated Nokia flip phone for 10 bucks last month.

So I got one. Three day's charge, and does all the phone stuff very, very well (ATT wireless)

Morning, y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:00 AM (6qErC)

36 Can't wait until Grandma Has Fallen comes out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2019 09:01 AM (pUDQf)

37 It's an old tradition on the Court, even though it isn't talked about outside of the Legal Clergy."

Indeed. Was a bit of a topic about a century plus ago, then buried.

Sad, really.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:02 AM (6qErC)

38 I saw Bile Duct Stent open for the Dead Kennedys at Mabuhay Gardens in '78.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 09:02 AM (1g7ch)

39 Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:55 AM

I use prepay because it's cheaper, I don't spend any time on web on it. On Verizon inter cell phone calls are free, most of my company has that.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:02 AM (BbGew)

40 > What if Trump ignores the election year rule should RGB kick the bucket?

There is no "election year rule", though the Dems are trying to recast the Garland contretemps in that light.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:03 AM (cB5if)

41 Aaargh! Mom dumped out my mug of coffee!

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 24, 2019 09:03 AM (Z/jzm)

42 >>If you want a pure popcorn adrenaline action movie in the style of the best 80s-90s action movies-

Go see "Angel Has Fallen".
- - - -
Oh, excellent! We liked the first two - cheesy, action fun, pro-America. The second one - London Has Fallen - had some un-PC lines, such as after Gerard stabs the captured jihadi so his friend can hear the screams over the walkie-talkie. POTUS asks, "Did you have to do that?". Butler: "No."

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:03 AM (bDqIh)

43 Can't wait until Grandma Has Fallen comes out.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2019 09:01 AM (pUDQf)



Isn't that the documentary about Hillary!'s run for Pretty?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 09:04 AM (mIQCW)

44 Pretty = Preezy

Thx auto cucumber, you faithless AI bastard!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 09:05 AM (mIQCW)

45 @40- so let's hope Trump does exactly that so the dems lose what little self control they have. Popcorn all around as the masks get ripped off during an election cycle.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 24, 2019 09:05 AM (VcFUs)

46 Some of those kids are clearly destined for Greatness.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 09:05 AM (EZebt)

47 re: ginsburg's health - remember that last year with John McCain? He went back home to Arizona to "convalesce", we were all saying he's dying, he's never going back to Washington.

Politicians and cronies and the MSM (but I repeat myself) would all say "oh he's recovering, he's doing fine!" We would say "he's dying, it's obvious." and they would say "no Chuck Schumer talked to him and he said "I fell Happy! I feel Happy!!!" that went on all year.

and suddenly one day - "John McCain is dead, what a shock, who could ever have seen that coming???"

I guess the only real point is that the Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled on top of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (V2Yro)

48 > Isn't that the documentary about Hillary!'s run for Pretty?


She's got a marathon ahead of her there, I think.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (cB5if)

49 Lol. Myyyyyy Preeeesssssssshuuuussss.

I thank the Lord that woman didn't win the election. I can only imagine the misery we'd be mired in at this very moment.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (pUDQf)

50 Ah, another day of online continuing education classes to satisfy the State Board of Public Accountancy. Can you say dry and dull? No wonder I always put it off until the last minute.
Ag*gone*knee!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (q1Pj5)

51 >>As I wrote in the previous thread, clerks did all of Thurgood Marshall's writing for the last 2 years he was on the Court, and they did all of Rhenquist's writing for his last 18 months (at least). It's an old tradition on the Court, even though it isn't talked about outside of the Legal Clergy.


That is pathetic. These DC people sure love them some power, huh? Reminds me of Sen. Sepcter switching parties after cancer, after GOP lost majority, just so he could eek out some more power in the waning years (months?) of his pathetic life.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:07 AM (bDqIh)

52 Good morning all. Time to get to the cleaning. All are welcome - I'll buy lunch...

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 24, 2019 09:07 AM (PzBTm)

53
Stewarding today at the Toy Dog Club of Greater Houston show. Her Majesty wanted to come work as well, but last night was in too much pain.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (q+8OA)

54 > It's an old tradition on the Court, even though it isn't talked about outside of the Legal Clergy.


They more or less had to change the locks to keep Douglas out after he went completely senile, as I understand it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (cB5if)

55 MLii - Its only coffee, now if it was scotch for me there would be a tussle

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (BbGew)

56 I guess the only real point is that the
Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about
someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled
on top of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (V2Yro)

And Pet Shop owners, noting the beautiful plumage.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (q1Pj5)

57 Isn't that the documentary about Hillary!'s run for Pretty?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 09:04 AM (mIQCW)

more like a run FROM pretty

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (JFO2v)

58 No amount of food is worth cleaning a toilet.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (pUDQf)

59 These are too polished to be by kids, but I really liked "Never hold a dust-buster and a cat at the same time."

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (dBiBP)

60 > MLii - Its only coffee, now if it was scotch for me there would be a tussle

I've often wondered why it's always "Irish coffee" and never "Scotch coffee".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM (cB5if)

61

USA Today - Only three days earlier at an event in Iowa, Biden initially misspoke, saying that Kennedy and King had been shot "in the late 1970's" instead of 1968.




Oh he just misspoke.



Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, who were assassinated within weeks of each other.

Biden said, "My senior semester, they were both shot and killed.



Joe was 25 in 1968. He was a senior? In college or high school?



I remember because I was such a big supporter of the E.R.A. in 1972,
quote - to show you how things have changed, thank God - 'Well, you know
why Biden is for the E.R.A., he's probably gay.' Not a joke," Biden
recalled.



I'm sure it's not a joke Joey

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM (BeuRt)

62
Sitting at my ring with a cup of surprisingly good hotel coffee.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM (q+8OA)

63 I guess the only real point is that the Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled on top of them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (V2Yro)



So Soviet.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 09:10 AM (1g7ch)

64 Ruthy goes we will know by the soleum music being played in the background of the news channels while talking how President Trump has ruined the country.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:11 AM (BbGew)

65 > Joe was 25 in 1968. He was a senior? In college or high school?


Law school, maybe? He graduated from law school in 1968.

Though they tend to use 1L, 2L, 3L nowadays, I'm not sure that was the case in 1968.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:12 AM (cB5if)

66 "I guess the only real point is that the
Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about
someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled
on top of them. "

Yup

Posted by: Zombie Freddie Mercury at August 24, 2019 09:12 AM (cqNba)

67 60 > MLii - Its only coffee, now if it was scotch for me there would be a tussle

I've often wondered why it's always "Irish coffee" and never "Scotch coffee".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM (cB5if)

I hate drink with names. Just order vodka or whiskey and drink it

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:12 AM (JFO2v)

68 I guess the only real point is that the Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled on top of them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 09:06 AM (V2Yro)

===

This describes yet one more way in which we have come to resemble the Soviet Union and other countries governed by men rather than by law.

"Gen. Francisco Franco is still dead!"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 09:13 AM (EZebt)

69 >>These are too polished to be by kids, but I really liked "Never hold a dust-buster and a cat at the same time."


Yeah.
I can't recall the wording, but when my son was six I asked him if he wanted to some new animated movie, and he very matter of fact explained to me why he didn't" All these movies are the same. There's this monster or scary animal or alien and everyone hates them, Then one kid decides to be friends with them. And they find out the scary monster, animal, alien is just like them and they become friends. The end.
Was funny at the time.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:13 AM (bDqIh)

70 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM

I do not mix my scotch with anything

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:13 AM (BbGew)

71 "Gen. Francisco Franco is still dead!"





Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 09:13 AM (EZebt)



That's too bad. He knew how to deal with commies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 09:13 AM (BeuRt)

72 "Gen. Francisco Franco is still dead!"


We rate this statement as 'False'.

Posted by: sNopes at August 24, 2019 09:14 AM (cqNba)

73 > Law school, maybe? He graduated from law school in 1968.

76th of 85 in his class at the 88th ranked Syracuse University College of Law.

A true intellectual giant, that Joe.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:14 AM (cB5if)

74
Though they tend to use 1L, 2L, 3L nowadays, I'm not sure that was the case in 1968.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:12 AM (cB5if)



You're one,

Two

Three times a lawyer

And I love you.

Posted by: Confused Zombie Commodores at August 24, 2019 09:14 AM (mIQCW)

75 Crazy Uncle Joe might have been one of perpetual students until he got elected for something then living off the public ever more.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:15 AM (BbGew)

76 68

This describes yet one more way in which we have come to resemble the Soviet Union and other countries governed by men rather than by law.

Wilson FDR LBJ Bhussein were rulers willing to create unconstitutional rulings and regulations to control (remake) America.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:16 AM (JFO2v)

77 Her Majesty wanted to come work as well, but last night was in too much pain.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 09:08 AM (q+8OA)

===

Sorry to hear that, she has been on my list.

I hope your skype interview went well

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 09:16 AM (EZebt)

78 When she was 6, my daughter said "Don't trust mommy." A few years later, we all found out that the girl was wise beyond her years.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at August 24, 2019 09:17 AM (m/owh)

79 Sitting at my ring with a cup of surprisingly good hotel coffee. "

Where?

To be fair, most hotels nowadays do a pretty good job w/coffeve, so there's that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:18 AM (6qErC)

80 I guess the only real point is that the Establishment and the MSM will openly and shamelessly lie about someone's condition right up until the moment that the dirt is shoveled on top of them.

---

NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

Now you know she's at deaths door

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 24, 2019 09:18 AM (7ZQe3)

81 > NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

She'll be back at work Monday morning after a Weekend At Bernie's (Sanders)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:19 AM (cB5if)

82 >>NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

Oh BS!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)

83 NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

Now you know she's at deaths door
Posted by: Pete Seria at August 24, 2019 09:18 AM (7ZQe3)


And by "she" they mean one of her clerks.
Same thing really...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 24, 2019 09:20 AM (1g7ch)

84 They will be wheeling RBG's mummified corpse into the chambers until January of 2021.

Or January of 2025.

All depends.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 09:20 AM (cqNba)

85 NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

Now you know she's at deaths door
Posted by: Pete Seria at August 24, 2019 09:18 AM (7ZQe3)



Cue Deep Fake.

Posted by: Confused Zombie Commodores at August 24, 2019 09:21 AM (mIQCW)

86 OT, too, but "disturbance 2" is gathering a pretty good head of steam off in the Atlantic. Might hit the islands in a week, but after that it's track is sketchy, as cooler air masses tend to be forming around the Rockies and push everything eastward...

Worth watching, tho.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:21 AM (6qErC)

87 NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine. "

Ford's Theater?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:21 AM (6qErC)

88 You shop on a gurney.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 24, 2019 09:21 AM (ZHnL2)

89 I just rode my bike from Pentagon City to Mount Vernon. RBG passed me at mile 6, did 50 burpees and returned to a 4:50 mile pace.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 09:22 AM (/JeBb)

90 "You shop on a gurney."

I don't want to get on the cart gurney

Posted by: RBG at August 24, 2019 09:23 AM (cqNba)

91
Where?

Omni Hotel on the Katy Freeway.

Hotel coffee is usually a) hopelessly weak or b) boiled down to asphalt.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 09:23 AM (q+8OA)

92  Ruthy goes we will know by the soleum music being played in the background of the news channels while talking how President Trump has ruined the country.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:11 AM (BbGew)

--------

The weepy news readers will be a big tell...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 24, 2019 09:24 AM (flINI)

93 Crazy Uncle Joe might have been one of perpetual students until he got elected for something then living off the public ever more.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:15 AM (BbGew)

Hahaha....yup, like Sonny Drysdale.

What a boob.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 09:24 AM (Z+IKu)

94 "RBG passed me at mile 6, did 50 burpees and returned to a 4:50 mile pace."

One of my slower trips this week.

Posted by: RBG at August 24, 2019 09:24 AM (cqNba)

95 >>>
Joe was 25 in 1968. He was a senior? In college or high school?


8th grade

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (lqKAY)

96 82 >>NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

Oh BS!
Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)

Do hearses make mall stops?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (JFO2v)

97 Hotel coffee is usually a) hopelessly weak or b) boiled down to asphalt. "

Otherwise known as "Marriott"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (6qErC)

98 Hey lady in black robe...

You be here four hour. year.....

You go now

Posted by: Chinese Mortuary Basement Attendant at August 24, 2019 09:27 AM (cqNba)

99 Over at Babylon

The new flavors include Vegan Coconut Milkshake with Real Concrete Mix, Blood of the People You Disagree With, and Antifa Protester B.O.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)

100 > Otherwise known as "Marriott"

If you want the coffee that's never hot
Be sure to stay at Marriott.

Burma Shave!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:28 AM (cB5if)

101 Wifey travels with me many times. We take 4 cup maker and Peets coffee.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v)

102 We take 4 cup maker"

So, a starter set?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:28 AM (6qErC)

103 > Crazy Uncle Joe might have been one of perpetual students until he got elected for something then living off the public ever more.

He practiced law for four years, but never got the hang of it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:29 AM (cB5if)

104 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 09:29 AM (u82oZ)

105 97 Hotel coffee is usually a) hopelessly weak or b) boiled down to asphalt. "

Otherwise known as "Marriott"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (6qErC)

At the moment Best Western Plus. And it is horrid. Need to find me a Kwik Trip.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:30 AM (lqKAY)

106




NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.




The only person who saw her was the kid in The Sixth Sense

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 09:30 AM (SNcqh)

107 Misanthropic Humanitarian

That's a cute list. Thanks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 09:30 AM (u82oZ)

108
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 09:30 AM (u82oZ)


You're welcome, too crazy of a week to peruse for weird shit. Thought that would be a fun one for a Saturday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:31 AM (lqKAY)

109 NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.
...

Stalin is fine! He's enjoying the weekend.

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 09:31 AM (MAstk)

110 Got a lt of chores stacking up.

Have a great day, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 09:31 AM (u82oZ)

111 > The only person who saw her was the kid in The Sixth Sense


Well, there was also that team of priests with the bell, the Book, and the candle.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:32 AM (cB5if)

112 Be safe, Salty

Posted by: Chinese Mortuary Basement Attendant at August 24, 2019 09:32 AM (cqNba)

113 And there goes the damn sock fail.


Again

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 09:32 AM (cqNba)

114 A couple grains of salt in bitter, burnt modern coffee works wonders.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2019 09:32 AM (paNAb)

115 Do hearses make mall stops?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (JFO2v)

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

Yes. My dad owned a Funeral Car Business and we used to travel the country picking up new hearses. We used to have fun scaring the shit out of people by peering out the back or side windows while traveling the country. Great fun

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 24, 2019 09:33 AM (flINI)

116 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Your humor will be shared, and puts a spring in my step.

Hope your next week is sublime.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 24, 2019 09:33 AM (u82oZ)

117 "Stalin is fine! He's enjoying the weekend."

We rate this statement as 'True'

Posted by: sNopes at August 24, 2019 09:33 AM (cqNba)

118 Aah! That first sip.

I haven't been sleeping well all week. This helps.

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 09:35 AM (B5K06)

119 Stalin is fine! He's enjoying the weekend."

Hanging out w/Franco?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:35 AM (6qErC)

120 >>Yes. My dad owned a Funeral Car Business and we used to travel the country picking up new hearses. We used to have fun scaring the shit out of people by peering out the back or side windows while traveling the country. Great fun



Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:36 AM (bDqIh)

121 Why the fuck did I say "elections have consequences" ???

Posted by: Bammy at August 24, 2019 09:36 AM (+8+gB)

122 rhennigan, I got along just fine with a TracFone for ten years. In fact, I'd still be using it if my son hadn't given me his "old" Samsung. It was cheap, simple and it worked. Politics aside, TracFone was great.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 09:36 AM (mbcRS)

123 I really should go get some stuff done around the house.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 09:36 AM (cqNba)

124 Naomi will go far in life.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 08:44 AM (cB5if)
----------

I think she has read The Art of the Deal.


Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:37 AM (aXucN)

125 20 >>Yes. My dad owned a Funeral Car Business and we used to travel the country picking up new hearses. We used to have fun scaring the shit out of people by peering out the back or side windows while traveling the country. Great fun




Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:36 AM (bDqIh)


That's hilarious.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:38 AM (lqKAY)

126 I've often wondered why it's always "Irish coffee" and never "Scotch coffee".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:09 AM (cB5if)

I remember my Italian grandfather would put whiskey ( I think it was...) in his coffee. All jis daughters would scold him, he would laugh, then offer some to his sons-in-law! I will never forget that smell, and the sound of the spoon on that china.

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 09:38 AM (B5K06)

127 MisHum, what the heck are you doing here? Don't you have a bride to give away today?

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:38 AM (aXucN)

128 >>That's hilarious.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian a

That was Truck Monkey's dad - and yes, hilarious!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 09:40 AM (bDqIh)

129 That's hilarious.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:38 AM (lqKAY)

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I remember leaving a Cincinnati Reds game in a new hearse and we were stuck in a traffic scrum trying to get out of the parking lot. My brother and I caused audible distress to several people on the way out. Hilarious

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (flINI)

130 127 MisHum, what the heck are you doing here? Don't you have a bride to give away today?
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:38 AM (aXucN)

Ha "I do".

I leave here in about 45 minutes and won't be back to hotel until about 1AM

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (lqKAY)

131 Mis Hum's kicking a Humlet out of the nest today??

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

132 All of the "..Has Fallen" movies are excellent fun and highly entertaining. "London Has Fallen" is probably my fave. But, "Olympus Has Fallen" is great fun as well.

Posted by: naturalfake
................

Thanks! We're going to see it tonight.. big fan of the series here as well..

Watched London Has Fallen last weekend in anticipation..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (438dO)

133 115 Do hearses make mall stops?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:26 AM (JFO2v)

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

Yes. My dad owned a Funeral Car Business and we used to travel the country picking up new hearses. We used to have fun scaring the shit out of people by peering out the back or side windows while traveling the country. Great fun
Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 24, 2019 09:33 AM (flINI)

Low Miles
Non smoker
Never Driven Over 30

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:42 AM (JFO2v)

134 131 Mis Hum's kicking a Humlet out of the nest today??
Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (lwiT4)


Yup, our baby gets hitched today.
She has a 3 page schedule of events
Good Lord

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:42 AM (lqKAY)

135 Yes. My dad owned a Funeral Car Business and we used to travel the country picking up new hearses. We used to have fun scaring the shit out of people by peering out the back or side windows while traveling the country. Great fun

--

I was friends with a guy who owned one. He and a buddy would routinely put on a suit, put FOR RENT signs in the rear windows, and sloooowly cruise nursing home parking lots.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:42 AM (UxP0a)

136 If the weather Up Nort' is anything like down here, you'll have a pleasantly mild day for it. Blessings!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

137 I leave here in about 45 minutes and won't be back to hotel until about 1AM
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (lqKAY)
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Have a wonderful time! I hope it all goes smooth as silk and everyone is happy. How is Mrs. Mis holding up?

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:43 AM (aXucN)

138 I've often wondered why it's always "Irish coffee" and never "Scotch coffee".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Whiskey is a wee bit sweeter than a smoky Scotch.

Posted by: Jean at August 24, 2019 09:43 AM (paNAb)

139 Only 3 pages?? Pffftt - you got off easy.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

140 WTF canned bacon

https://tinyurl.com/y69nvp9u

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:45 AM (JFO2v)

141 Fun fact: A certain demographic was absolutely terrified of that car. Pull into a gas station, any gas station, in a more urban area and folks would walk faster in/out of the building or noticeably hurry to get in their cars and drive away if they were at the gas pumps.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:46 AM (UxP0a)

142 I suspect Mrs. Mis is telling him to get off his darn phone and help her zip up her dress and fasten her necklace for her.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:46 AM (aXucN)

143 136 If the weather Up Nort' is anything like down here, you'll have a pleasantly mild day for it. Blessings!
Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

137 I leave here in about 45 minutes and won't be back to hotel until about 1AM
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:41 AM (lqKAY)
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Have a wonderful time! I hope it all goes smooth as silk and everyone is happy. How is Mrs. Mis holding up?
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:43 AM (aXucN)



Weather is cloudy and cool. It is suppose to clear off and be mid 70s.

Mrs. Mis. Hum. is doing well. However she and the bridal party left a half hour ago and I won't see her until later today.

A lot of stuff for a party.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:46 AM (lqKAY)

144 I suspect Mrs. Mis is telling him to get off his darn phone and help her zip up her dress and fasten her necklace for her.

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Honey, when are you going to start getting ready?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:47 AM (UxP0a)

145 Mrs. Mis. Hum. is doing well. However she and the bridal party left a half hour ago and I won't see her until later today.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:46 AM (lqKAY)
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Ahahaha. No wonder you're here.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:47 AM (aXucN)

146
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:46 AM (aXucN)

I get to go trap shooting with my future son in law in a while. Could their be a tragic accident? Stay tuned.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:47 AM (lqKAY)

147 I get to go trap shooting with my future son in law in a while. Could their be a tragic accident? Stay tuned.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:47 AM (lqKAY)
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Please tell me that's not on the schedule for today.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:48 AM (aXucN)

148 WTF canned bacon

https://tinyurl.com/y69nvp9u
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:45 AM (JFO2v)

I've canned bacon. Not difficult. I've canned sausages, chicken, beef...it's convenient to have. When DH is out of town, i like to open a jar of sausages for supper and eat right out of the jar. I'm uncivilized that way.

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 09:49 AM (B5K06)

149
Please tell me that's not on the schedule for today.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:48 AM (aXucN)

It is.
Wedding isn't until 4 our time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:49 AM (lqKAY)

150 149
Please tell me that's not on the schedule for today.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:48 AM (aXucN)

It is.
Wedding isn't until 4 our time.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:49 AM (lqKAY



That sounds like fun!

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 09:51 AM (B5K06)

151 Dear lord. You Wisconsin people are something else. Don't you guys have to get your hair done and stuff?

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:51 AM (1Ob/y)

152 Canned chicken is extremely useful to have around the house for short-term meal prep. Soups, casseroles, etc. are fine with it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:52 AM (UxP0a)

153 Best video out of Hong Kong:

https://tinyurl.com/yysarvs8

Posted by: Tami at August 24, 2019 09:52 AM (cF8AT)

154 MisHum, don't you worry about that three-page list. Your only job is to show up, credit card in hand. The ladies will have the rest of it covered.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 09:53 AM (mbcRS)

155 Wedding isn't until 4 our time."

So the guys will get ready at what, 3:56?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (6qErC)

156 I get to go trap shooting with my future son in law in a while. Could their be a tragic accident? Stay tuned.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:47 AM (lqKAY)

*there

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (ywNoU)

157 Democratic National Committee spokesperson Michael Tyler announced Thursday that all candidates who run in the 2020 presidential election as Democrats will completely forego armed security for the entirety of their campaigns, in a clear and bold stance against gun violence in America.

ha!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (JFO2v)

158 "If you want a kitten, start by asking for a horse. -Naomi, 15"

A 15-year-old understands this, but the Danish government does not.

Posted by: sinalco at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (yODqO)

159 Wedding isn't until 4 our time."

So the guys will get ready at what, 3:56?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (6qErC)

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What the heck? Do you want them to mess up their clothes sitting around idle for that long?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:56 AM (UxP0a)

160 155 Wedding isn't until 4 our time."

So the guys will get ready at what, 3:56?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM (6qErC)

If they're a bunch of dandies, yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 09:56 AM (ywNoU)

161 152 Canned chicken is extremely useful to have around the house for short-term meal prep. Soups, casseroles, etc. are fine with it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:52 AM (UxP0a)


I like decanting two pints. All the juices, gelatin, etc into the pot with about one pint water to make soup. I take the cooked chicken off the bone, and it goes into the soup just before serving to warm through.

Yummy.

Posted by: Flyover at August 24, 2019 09:56 AM (B5K06)

162 151 Dear lord. You Wisconsin people are something else. Don't you guys have to get your hair done and stuff?
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 09:51 AM (1Ob/y)


Oh the girls and the moms are already there
What a f*cking racket.

Guys, not so much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:56 AM (lqKAY)

163 Democratic National Committee spokesperson Michael Tyler announced Thursday that all candidates who run in the 2020 presidential election as Democrats will completely forego armed security for the entirety of their campaigns, in a clear and bold stance against gun violence in America.

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Now do global warming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:56 AM (UxP0a)

164 Sometimes even only slightly stressful events are better handled in the last minute rather than having to ponder them for hours.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:57 AM (BbGew)

165 Canned bacon?

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:58 AM (BbGew)

166 154 MisHum, don't you worry about that three-page list. Your only job is to show up, credit card in hand. The ladies will have the rest of it covered.
Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 09:53 AM (mbcRS)

Credit card?

So that's what you are calling 2nd mortgages these days?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:58 AM (lqKAY)

167 Democrats will completely forego armed security for the entirety of their campaigns, in a clear and bold stance against gun violence in America.

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Also no cops.

(I'm guessing guns by proxy and carried by people with permission to murder black people is totes fine, though.)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men at August 24, 2019 09:59 AM (UxP0a)

168 What the heck? Do you want them to mess up their clothes sitting around idle for that long?"

You'll need that much time for the two guys who know how to clip on a cummerbund and bow tie to show the others (pro tip - cummerbund pleats go "up" - thus the name "crumbcatcher")

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:59 AM (6qErC)

169 166 154 MisHum, don't you worry about that three-page list. Your only job is to show up, credit card in hand. The ladies will have the rest of it covered.
Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 09:53 AM (mbcRS)

Credit card?

So that's what you are calling 2nd mortgages these days?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 09:58 AM (lqKAY)

Get a couple of party platters from the deli and call it a day.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 09:59 AM (ywNoU)

170 Democrats will completely forego armed security for the entirety of their campaigns, in a clear and bold stance against gun violence in America. "

Babylon Bee, no?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:59 AM (6qErC)

171 " Sometimes even only slightly stressful events are better handled in the last minute rather than having to ponder them for hours."

Works for me

Posted by: Zombie John Coffey at August 24, 2019 10:00 AM (cqNba)

172 I would like to see a food thread where there are recipes using canned stuff like the canned chicken, canned bacon, canned whatever.

Could come in handy during a hurricane, a camping trip or when the rioting for soylent green get's outta hand.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 10:02 AM (Z+IKu)

173 Had canned bacon as part of battle rations once, many years ago.



Not crisp, very flexible, would be the best description.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 10:02 AM (cqNba)

174
The latest rrreeeeee



The hashtag #BoycottJimmyJohns was trending Friday with calls for a
boycott of the sandwich restaurant, after a photo of the company's
founder and Jimmy John Liautaud with an elephant he killed resurfaced.

The photo itself is old and has frequently made the rounds on Twitter.


On
Friday, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill retweeted an April 19 tweet and
wrote: "Thumbs up to a boycott of all @jimmyjohns restaurants!"



Oh a fark Mark Hamill with Chewbacca's hairy schlong

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 10:04 AM (+2o5B)

175 Slept in until 7! Then actually did a few things before checking in here...look at me, being productive and stuff.
Well, made it through the first week of school and husbands new job. Husband said they had a meeting of all the contractors in his new job and he realized that he's actually working in India and he's the token old, white guy.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:06 AM (UUBmN)

176 115 Truck Monkey

That's great! I love doing stuff like that.

Ah, the innocent bystander......

Posted by: pawn at August 24, 2019 10:06 AM (+LeF+)

177 MisHum, just remember, start The Walk with your left foot.

And don't botch your one line. It's your big moment!
Best wishes to one and all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 10:08 AM (q1Pj5)

178 Be well you Morons.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 24, 2019 10:08 AM (lqKAY)

179 Good luck MisHum! God bless the happy couple.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 10:09 AM (aXucN)

180 They call it "Irish coffee" because it uses Irish whiskey. And Saturday coffee is undrinkable without a shot of Bailey's.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 10:11 AM (mbcRS)

181 Oh, and our one car overheated yesterday....got preapproved and need to get a new one soon...
I hate car shopping, I always feel icky dealing with dealerships. I also always feel like I'm getting ripped off...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:12 AM (UUBmN)

182 Redoing blinds...sun beamed me up.

Posted by: torabora at August 24, 2019 10:14 AM (o07VN)

183 Friday, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill retweeted an April 19 tweet and
wrote: "Thumbs up to a boycott of all @jimmyjohns restaurants!"


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If anyone knows about legally killing large, powerful, valuable elephants, it's the Star Wars folks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 24, 2019 10:14 AM (fsa/N)

184 http://bit.ly/2MBLwqJ
*******
Fake News ABC Brags About Biden's "Overflow Crowd" of About 20 People at New Hampshire Event (VIDEO)

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 24, 2019 10:14 AM (BqBId)

185 I hate car shopping, I always feel icky dealing with dealerships. I also always feel like I'm getting ripped off..."

Nah, it's fun! (seriously)

You're in charge. Make 'em do what you want, and then pay what you're willing.
Negotiation has become a lost art...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:15 AM (6qErC)

186 --Wedding isn't until 4 our time.
So the guys will get ready at what, 3:56?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 09:55 AM


That's cutting it a little too close.
I was in one wedding where the groomsmen left the house at 3:45 for a 4:00 wedding.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 10:15 AM (zCabI)

187 Biden's "Overflow Crowd"

That was the men's room toilet

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

188 20 is an "overflow crowd".

For a bathroom stall.l

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 10:16 AM (gAXBD)

189 NPR said yesterday that she was seen out shopping, going to the theater, etc. She's fine.

How would those dickweeds know that? They just sit on their dead asses and mumble whatever talking points are leaked to them with no verification.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 24, 2019 10:18 AM (y7DUB)

190 184 Well it was held in a phone booth, so cut them some slack.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 10:18 AM (BbGew)

191 Mark Hamill, an angry bitter old actor who's best work is behind him, played an angry bitter old Jedi who's best work is behind him.

Wow. Amazing acting range.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 10:19 AM (gAXBD)

192 hate car shopping, I always feel icky dealing with dealerships. I also always feel like I'm getting ripped off..."

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For people who hate it:

Go to truecar.com and price what you want.

Take the printout with you to the dealership. Tell them you are going to buy a car and would like to buy it from them, but can just as easily go through the website and get it from someone else. Walk out if they start acting ridiculous and just go through truecar instead which is probably much easier anyway.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 24, 2019 10:19 AM (fsa/N)

193 How would those dickweeds know that? They just sit on their dead asses and mumble whatever talking points are leaked to them with no verification.
..

It's dangerous to question the media.

Posted by: NPR at August 24, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

194 It's dangerous to question the media.





Posted by: NPR at August 24, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

Yes. I'll throw you down the stairs.

Posted by: Fredo Cuomo at August 24, 2019 10:22 AM (q1Pj5)

195 Biden's "Overflow Crowd" of About 20 People at New Hampshire Event

It looked more like they were waiting to get into an art gallery and Jar-Jar just happened to find them.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 10:22 AM (Ry8mf)

196 Even if you have your own financing in place, ask about low or interest-free loans. I got three years intrest free from Ally through the car dealer.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 10:25 AM (mbcRS)

197 I couldn't comment right away on this thread, as I was making that freakin' pot of coffee. So.

Pull my finger.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2019 10:26 AM (Z4rgH)

198 Go to truecar.com and price what you want. "

TC's not bad, but they tend to leave local/regional money on the table.

Most automakers are pumping ad dollars into trunk money (esp here in Texas). You can easily knock serious cash off of popular vehicles (trucks/suvs) this time of year.
Jr. mouse bought his F 150 last year this time - $43,000 (exactly) sticker for $28,500 (before TTR), and added tints, running boards, mudflaps, bedliner...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:26 AM (6qErC)

199 Jimmy John Liautaud with an elephant he killed resurfaced.

The photo itself is old and has frequently made the rounds on Twitter.



It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 10:27 AM (fuK7c)

200 ask about low or interest-free loans. I got three years intrest free from Ally through the car dealer."

This also - we were preapproved on our older truck, but after showing that to their finance guy, they matched it - and the money they made on the financing sweetened the deal in our favor (we were about a grand apart)...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:29 AM (6qErC)

201 It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday.

I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.

How he got into my pajamas, I will never know.

Posted by: Capt. Spaulding at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (gAXBD)

202 It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday."

Of course it wasn't cool. It was in my pajamas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (6qErC)

203 Oh, you'll like this. Driving through lower NYS yesterday a barn had a very large sign on the side:

TRUMP 2020
STOP THE BULLSHIT

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

204 D**n you spaulding!!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (6qErC)

205 The best place to hunt elephants in Alabama because the Tuscaloosa there.

Posted by: Capt. Spaulding at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (gAXBD)

206 We got a good quote at one dealership through USAA but I should ask for the tint and all weather mats...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:31 AM (UUBmN)

207 A decent thread Topic could be "Most Humorous Wedding Story" as either a participant or spectator. Those tend to be ripe for hilarity.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at August 24, 2019 10:31 AM (faFEp)

208 Might we enquire as to the particulars of said vehicle?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:31 AM (6qErC)

209 Suburban so the kids don't have to touch each other....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:33 AM (UUBmN)

210 On
Friday, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill retweeted an April 19 tweet and

wrote: "Thumbs up to a boycott of all @jimmyjohns restaurants!"
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It's funny how this guy goes to all the cons, basks in fan love, yet also does snarky and insulting autographs for fans because he loathes the whole thing but it's all he's got.

Still, it takes a special kind of stupid in this day and age to think that actors can move public opinion.

Maybe once, but that was a long time ago.

Is anyone other than Alyssa Milano's cuck of a husband suffering from her "sex boycott?"

And when is the Big Boat of Exiles sailing to New Zealand?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:34 AM (cfSRQ)

211 Plus, we still want the cargo space. Current vehicle is a 2007 Tahoe we bought new.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:34 AM (UUBmN)

212 Morning', all,

Sitting at a local Panera while my car has its windows tinted. It came with them tinted -- but it was a Florida car, and the tint is too dark for this clown state. So I've having them peeled and re-tinted. Should take about 2 hours, they said, which means close to 3, probably.

Anyway! What vehicle are we discussing?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 10:35 AM (DHNlU)

213 Oh, and for the record, I have zero autographed celebrity crap because I learned long ago that most of them are utter douches in real life.

I've no interest in meeting them in person.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:35 AM (cfSRQ)

214 Biden's "Overflow Crowd" of About 20 People at New Hampshire Event

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Freak Show Joe, always good for a laugh.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:35 AM (+y/Ru)

215 "It's funny how this guy goes to all the cons, basks in fan love, yet also does snarky and insulting autographs for fans because he loathes the whole thing but it's all he's got."

Is it just me, or did Mark Hamill's career never really develop past the Star Wars films?

Nor has he seemed to age and mature well, either in acting roles, nor personal understanding of the real world.

IOW...Star Wars fandom....

It's all he's got.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 10:37 AM (cqNba)

216 Lin-duh, how's that 07 Tahoe treating you? We love our '07 Sierra that has 150k and still runs like new (knock on wood). We'll be moving over to the F150 when she goes but it appears well over the horizon.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at August 24, 2019 10:38 AM (faFEp)

217 If you hold a campaign event in a phone booth and two people show up, that's an "overflow crowd."

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 10:38 AM (NFEMn)

218 One rule of thumb I use is never negotiate large ticket items in person.

They always try to get you in to talk.

I do it by email. It's in writing and you're not in their den playing games.

Plus I lie about other fake offers, hey have to even the playing field. Always tell them it's between them and one other company or private seller and you're going to make a decision soon.


It's worked very well for me.

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 10:38 AM (MAstk)

219 Is it just me, or did Mark Hamill's career never really develop past the Star Wars films?



Nor has he seemed to age and mature well, either in acting roles, nor personal understanding of the real world.



IOW...Star Wars fandom....



It's all he's got.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 10:37 AM (cqNba)



His acting career died in 1983. I know he's done a lot of voice work, but he's a pitiful has been living off of one role. He's a lefty loon who has the mental fire power of a cap gun

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 10:39 AM (WJUXr)

220 203
Oh, you'll like this. Driving through lower NYS yesterday a barn had a very large sign on the side:



TRUMP 2020

STOP THE BULLSHIT

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

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Drove through northern Michigan last week. Passed a gas station with lots of flags for sale waving in the wind and one of them - prominently displayed was TRUMP 2020.

Tons of signs in people's yards, painted on barns and such.

Here's the kicker: This part of Michigan is a Democrat bastion and has been since FDR. I noticed the same thing in the Upper Peninsula, which has gone from deep blue to solid red.

That's how Trump won the state and I don't think Alfred E. Newman or Slow Joe or Pocahontas are going to bring them back.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:39 AM (cfSRQ)

221 http://bit.ly/2MBLwqJ
*******
Fake News ABC Brags About Biden's "Overflow Crowd" of About 20 People at New Hampshire Even

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Yeah, boy, you can see in those photos that they're packed in like sardines.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

222 Suburban so the kids don't have to touch each other...."

GM has a whole slew of cash back/incentive programs thru the end of the 3rd quarter, but they're not doing much financing assistance. Go to "gmauthority.com" and you can see the details...
IIRC, they've cut the prices several times this year on Suburbans due to slow sales/factory down time.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:41 AM (6qErC)

223 Emil,
Love the Tahoe but it stated leaking coolant and overheating. Husband doesn't want to put any money into it because of its age so we're looking at at Suburban this go round. We're averaging a new car every 10 years or so. Had the last car until it caught fire...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:41 AM (UUBmN)

224
His acting career died in 1983. I know he's done
a lot of voice work, but he's a pitiful has been living off of one
role. He's a lefty loon who has the mental fire power of a cap gun


Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 10:39 AM (WJUXr)

---
What about his brilliant performance in "Corvette Summer?"

He's a decent voice actor, but it doesn't have much prestige. I think he's stayed married and has kids who aren't in show business, so I give him credit for that.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:41 AM (cfSRQ)

225 Someone should point Joe to the waiting area at the ladies hair salon.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 10:42 AM (Ry8mf)

226 Here's the kicker: This part of Michigan is a
Democrat bastion and has been since FDR. I noticed the same thing in the
Upper Peninsula, which has gone from deep blue to solid red.

That's how Trump won the state and I don't think Alfred E. Newman or Slow Joe or Pocahontas are going to bring them back.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:39 AM (cfSRQ)



Joe Biden: How do we bring them back in Michigan? I'll tell you how we bring them back in Michigan, we bring them back in Michigan by bringing them back in Michigan that's how we bring them back in Michigan to answer you question about bringing them back in Michigan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (WJUXr)

227 hate car shopping, I always feel icky dealing with dealerships. I also always feel like I'm getting ripped off..."

I've bought Toyotas for a long time. When I first did it, it was pretty much a sellers market and there wasn't much room for haggling. That didn't stop my wife from repeating the bullshit her deadbeat father spouted about how you had to play hardball with them. I told her those were different times while wanting to dig up his corpse to burn it.

Then one time I was leasing a Camry and got a mailer saying my lease was about to expire and I should check out their Presidents Day deals. I thought the lease was further out than they thought but went in anyway. I got what seemed like a good deal on a Corolla and they would eat the last few payments. So I signed the contract and turned over the Camry, a car I really liked. Of course my wife bitched that I hadn't haggled and I'm thinking STFU.

The next day at work I got a phone call from the sales guy saying they'd screwed up the time left on the lease and they'd be eating a lot more of the payments. I said first of all I don't appreciate you calling me at work about this; second I was only there because of your company's notification about the time left on the lease and I'll be in later to discuss this but I don't think we have much to talk about because your complaint is against whoever in your company screwed up.

When I went in I was pissed off about being there and told him the only way I'd budge off of what I signed was for him to get the Camry back and I'd pay every fucking payment left as long as I got use of the car. He said that's impossible and I said then that's that. I told him I was sorry that happened to him but his complaint was with the bean counter who screwed up.

My wife, realizing how much we saved, never complained again.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

228
what happened to "Islamic Rage Boy?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (UvpTf)

229 Is it just me, or did Mark Hamill's career never really develop past the Star Wars films?

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A has been since 1978.

Actually, he was gokd in The Big Red One.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (+y/Ru)

230 He's a decent voice actor, but it doesn't have much prestige. I think he's stayed married and has kids who aren't in show business, so I give him credit for that.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:41 AM (cfSRQ)

Didn't he get badly disfigured in a car accident? He got plastic surgery, but he never looked right after that....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (NFEMn)

231 He's a lefty loon who has the mental fire power of a cap gun. Posted by: TheQuietMan


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He should have stuck with figure skating.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at August 24, 2019 10:44 AM (faFEp)

232 GM has a whole slew of cash back/incentive programs
thru the end of the 3rd quarter, but they're not doing much financing
assistance. Go to "gmauthority.com" and you can see the details...

IIRC, they've cut the prices several times this year on Suburbans due to slow sales/factory down time.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:41 AM (6qErC)

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GM isn't an auto manufacturer, it's a benefits company that also sells vehicles on the side.

They botched their bankruptcy which is why they're still struggling.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:44 AM (cfSRQ)

233 Another car-buying tip...

Go to small dealers in little towns. Less overhead means cheaper cars and the small town salesmen aren't quite as intimidating.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 10:44 AM (mbcRS)

234 Actually, he was gokd in The Big Red One.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (+y/Ru)

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A bit part, though. Lee Marvin carried that movie.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:45 AM (cfSRQ)

235 78 When she was 6, my daughter said "Don't trust mommy." A few years later, we all found out that the girl was wise beyond her years.
Posted by: Lickmuffin at August 24, 2019


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My late red cat Arizona never trusted my then-wife. He was fine with other human females, and was my buddy,, but he was never close to her.

Smarter than me, he was.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 10:46 AM (DHNlU)

236 Go Gators!!

Posted by: Jack Burton Mercer at August 24, 2019 10:46 AM (jkztu)

237 Looks like they're pumping out a number of the LT/"special editions" - so somewhere around 6 to mayyybe 7 grand off sticker (that's real sticker, not "dealer adjusted") would be pretty darn good.

The higher level trims will go with somewhere around 3 to 4 grand off...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:46 AM (6qErC)

238 We're looking at the smaller town dealerships between Austin and San Antonio. The best price we've seen has been in Seguin so far.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:46 AM (UUBmN)

239 I once answered the "do these jeans make my ass look fat" question. The answer I gave did not make her happy.

Lesson learned bigly.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 10:47 AM (FiUMj)

240 CANCER......WTF do I have to do to this homunculus?

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 10:47 AM (5IHGB)

241
What's with Jimmy Johns?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 10:47 AM (UvpTf)

242 Didn't he get badly disfigured in a car accident? He got plastic surgery, but he never looked right after that....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (NFEMn)

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Yeah, that's why they added the scene with the Wampa smacking him across the face at the start of Empire IIRC.

It gave an in-move reason for his facing scars.

Guys with weather-beaten faces can do well as actors. Charles Bronson, for example.

Hammill just can't really act. He can do cartoon voices.

And play an asshole on Twitter - just like everyone else.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:48 AM (cfSRQ)

243 And yes I once bought a new SUV (2016) w/out ever going in to see/test drive.

All done by email.

I need to be *out the door* for this price, if you can do that I'll be there in 20 min.

And OTD means OTD, not plus registration, taxes blah blah.

Posted by: HA at August 24, 2019 10:48 AM (MAstk)

244 233 Another car-buying tip...

Go to small dealers in little towns. Less overhead means cheaper cars and the small town salesmen aren't quite as intimidating.
Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 10:44 AM (mbcRS)

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But....small town is also less competition. I live in a small city where there is either 1 or 2 dealers of every manufacturer. Deals are impossible to find. So I go a few hundred miles away to the "big city" where there are 3, 4, 5 dealers of every manufacturer and they compete for business.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 10:49 AM (FiUMj)

245 Good morning Horde. Husband has left for a 10-day trip to the West Coast to visit assorted family members, so I am free to lie around, read, knit, spend time in the kitchen, or sleep whenever I feel like it.
BTW I went to Bristol ranges yesterday - first time since I got my new eyeglass prescription - had a trap stand to myself since I got there early, and had a hit rate of something like 75%, even with my little Mossberg which isn't meant for trap shooting. Tremendously buoyed up. Let's hear it for corrective lenses! :-)

Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2019 10:49 AM (S6ArX)

246 Analysis: Justice Ginsburg's "Bile Duct Stent" - A Treatment Typically Used in Advanced Cases to Provide End of Life Care

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What should happen now is perjury charges against Two Door Coupe Ford B-lazer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

247 Hey! What's goin' on ?! How's everything ??

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 10:50 AM (bUjCl)

248 He's a decent voice actor, but it doesn't have much prestige. I think he's stayed married and has kids who aren't in show business, so I give him credit for that.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019


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I've heard that Hamill's performance as the Mad Hatter in the Batman Animated Series was superb.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 10:50 AM (DHNlU)

249 And OTD means OTD, not plus registration, taxes blah blah."

This. Don't get hung up over "fees" and "paperwork charges" n' stuff. What's the final number is the only thing that matters.

Oh, and never, ever, never trade in. Ever. Even if it's the "deal of a lifetime" (well, ok, maybe for that.)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:50 AM (6qErC)

250 Thanks Anon! I will keep that in mind. What's funny is husband went directly to dealer site and got the best price online then we went to the same dealership through the USAA link and it was $3k less than that price. Same car, same VIN.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:51 AM (UUBmN)

251 245
Good morning Horde. Husband has left for a 10-day trip to the West Coast
to visit assorted family members, so I am free to lie around, read,
knit, spend time in the kitchen, or sleep whenever I feel like it.


Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2019 10:49 AM (S6ArX)

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Buenos dias.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 24, 2019 10:51 AM (cfSRQ)

252 *scrolls up

oh, congratulations Mis Hum !

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 10:51 AM (bUjCl)

253 BTW I went to Bristol ranges yesterday - first time
since I got my new eyeglass prescription - had a trap stand to myself
since I got there early, and had a hit rate of something like 75%, even
with my little Mossberg which isn't meant for trap shooting.
Tremendously buoyed up. Let's hear it for corrective lenses! :-)


Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2019 10:49 AM (S6ArX)

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On second thought, I will drop in on Senora Kristol instead.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 24, 2019 10:52 AM (cfSRQ)

254 163 Democratic National Committee spokesperson Michael Tyler announced Thursday that all candidates who run in the 2020 presidential election as Democrats will completely forego armed security for the entirety of their campaigns, in a clear and bold stance against gun violence in America

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And there are people who believe this?
So the local cops doing crowd control will be unarmed?

Riiiiiight.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 10:53 AM (dmoiP)

255 I know that she's technically on the court 'till death, but she wasn't physically there, and we have no proof provided that it was she who did the work, not her clerks.

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If Biden can be president, she can be justice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:53 AM (+y/Ru)

256 it just me, or did Mark Hamill's career never really develop past the Star Wars films?


Professional athletes are aware there's a time limit to their careers. Actors don't seem to have that perspective.
Some can keep working until they're very old, But others will fade away with their good looks or just disappear after a few good roles.
I'd think they would go into the industry prepared to fade away some away.
Maybe that's why why some (Alyssa Milano) become nasty activists-they can't let go of the spotlight.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 10:53 AM (II6Oo)

257 Lee Marvin was very entertaing.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 10:54 AM (bUjCl)

258 When buying a new car, email 5 or 6 dealerships with your offer. See who bites. Every model is discounted a certain % on average every month. Go to Edmunds and you can get a good sense of what the discount is at any given point in time.

Say a Camry is going for 7% off MSRP. Email a bunch of dealers with an offer of 9% off. They'll counted back tith 6 or 7 usually. But every now and then you may get lucky and get one that accepts 9%.

Also never mix financing and the price. They are two separate issues. Negotiate price. Then worry about financing later. Or put another way don't negotiate a monthly payment, negotiate the price of the car. The monthly payment will work itself out.

And also, if you want to buy with cash, don't. Usually there are financing incentives. So take the loan, then pay it off the next month. You pay $50 in interest but you get the $1500 finance incentive.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 10:54 AM (FiUMj)

259 -taining

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 10:54 AM (bUjCl)

260 Michael Cain, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Hopkins, they can probably work until they drop dead.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:55 AM (UUBmN)

261 Never BUY NEW unless yer Obama when ya get it for FREE and a new I phone monthly.....i'm enjoying my X Presidente in Coobas Vineyard...slaves everywhere...

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 10:55 AM (5IHGB)

262 Actually, he was gokd in The Big Red One.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (+y/Ru)



Speaking of that the 1st Infantry Division Museum in Wheaton IL is a good place to go. You can walk through the history of the Division in the museum and outside they have a tank park with tanks from WWI to the present.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 10:55 AM (WJUXr)

263 got the best price online"

Yeah, that's usually a set figure at a given store - all "internet quotes" get a thousand off (or some fixed percentage).

They're garbage quotes.

Enjoy the new ride, BTW! (FWIW, the newest gen GM platform finally sorted out ride quality w/load capability - so you get a surprisingly good drive regardless of empty or fully loaded down w/people and stuff)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:55 AM (6qErC)

264 228
what happened to "Islamic Rage Boy?"
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 10:43 AM (UvpTf)


He comments as SMOD

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 24, 2019 10:55 AM (dc0Hu)

265 And there are people who believe this? "

It's the Bee...(satire)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:56 AM (6qErC)

266

Oh.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 10:56 AM (UvpTf)

267 I've heard that Hamill's performance as the Mad Hatter in the Batman Animated Series was superb.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 10:50 AM (DHNlU)

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Which is fine.

However, I gave up on superhero cartoons when I left elementary school.

No wonder he's bitter.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 10:56 AM (cfSRQ)

268 >>Love the Tahoe but it stated leaking coolant and overheating.


Mileage?

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 10:57 AM (xXqhO)

269 Joe was 25 in 1968. He was a senior? In college or high school?


Law school, maybe? He graduated from law school in 1968.

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He was telling the truth, not the facts!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 10:57 AM (+y/Ru)

270 140,000ish

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:57 AM (UUBmN)

271
I'd buy a used Toyota/Lexus before anything else new.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 10:59 AM (UvpTf)

272 Toyota 4RUNNER. That is all.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 10:59 AM (bUjCl)

273 Where are all the morons in Austin who can fix my Tahoe with duct tape and gum???

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 10:59 AM (UUBmN)

274 >>140,000ish


That Tahoe should be good for 250k.

Do the repair.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:00 AM (xXqhO)

275 As to selling prices (I'll stop after this, I promise) - certain configurations get overbuilt. We're kinda in the market for a smallish SUV/CuteUte, and the models ms mouse like are available in AWD or front... and every front drive is way overstocked with several grand in incentive money, while the AWD versions are at best a couple of grand off...

BBL, y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 11:00 AM (6qErC)

276 also, if you want to buy with cash, don't. Usually there are financing incentives. So take the loan, then pay it off the next month. You pay $50 in interest but you get the $1500 finance incentive.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 10:54 AM (FiUMj)

I agree with this.
You could also explore the option of a one-time lease payment, I.e, pay the entire lease (however many years you choose) up front. So I paid something like $20,000 for my Camry. When the term runs out you decide what you want to do with the car.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 11:00 AM (II6Oo)

277 If Toyota built a suv the size of a suburban I'd get it. No foreign car makers do. They are getting closer but no.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:01 AM (UUBmN)

278 Professional athletes are aware there's a time limit to their careers. Actors don't seem to have that perspective. Some can keep working until they're very old, But others will fade away with their good looks or just disappear after a few good roles.
I'd think they would go into the industry prepared to fade away some away.
Maybe that's why why some (Alyssa Milano) become nasty activists-they can't let go of the spotlight.
Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019


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Male actors can often work for decades, transitioning (if they have the talent) from pretty-boy and then leading-man roles to character roles. See Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson (though he was hardly ever a male model type), Charlton Heston, etc.

With actresses, a good part of their appeal when young is their youthful attractiveness. If they have enormous talent, they too can transition to character roles. See Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange, Joanne Woodward, etc.

But in both cases, it's rarer than you'd like to think.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:01 AM (DHNlU)

279

Mark Hamill is a ProgTard Fuckwit who should stick to doing what he does best: making money with his mouth.

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at August 24, 2019 11:01 AM (7Pyko)

280 Jap trucks are great. If you are under 5' 10".

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:02 AM (xXqhO)

281 Canned bacon?
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 09:58 AM (BbGew)

Used to be able to get canned Danish bacon, which was a delicacy, but I haven't seen it for a long time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:02 AM (a72/q)

282
Isn't the Toyota Sequoia quite large?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 24, 2019 11:02 AM (UvpTf)

283 That Tahoe should be good for 250k.

Do the repair.
Posted by: garrett
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I tend to agree but my husband wants a new car... he's one of those guys....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:02 AM (UUBmN)

284 Maybe that's why why some (Alyssa Milano) become nasty activists-they can't let go of the spotlight.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 10:53 AM (II6Oo)

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Men age differently than women and that reflects acting roles.

Young hearthrobs can in time because wise old men if they have the acting chops.

Milano and a lot of female actresses didn't act so much as look pretty for the camera and take their clothes off. Once this get past 40, they're no longer much to look at and there are newer, prettier girls ready to step up.

Women that can actually ACT don't have that problem, which is how former sex kittens can turn in great roles as matriarchs and so on.

These are typically British actresses, by the way.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 11:03 AM (cfSRQ)

285 I see the dems going bug fvck bananas in an election year

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My take is that the reason Brain Damaged Joe is first in the polls is that the general public sees him as the most sane of the Kommie Klown Kar riders. Bubble Brain Biden. The most sane.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

286 Chores beckon. Later.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 11:03 AM (cfSRQ)

287 Isn't the Toyota Sequoia quite large?
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Almost Tahoe sized but no where near suburban sized

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:04 AM (UUBmN)

288 But, the engine and drivetrain in that Tahoe are good for well over 200k.

Overheating / Rad leak should be a thermostat and a flush...maybe a hose if it got real bad.

Odds the Rad is shot are slim unless you utterly refuse to do any sort of maintenance on your vehicles. Even then...

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:04 AM (xXqhO)

289 Jap trucks are great. If you are under 5' 10".




they need to do something about that, don't they. and not just trucks.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:04 AM (bUjCl)

290 >>I tend to agree but my husband wants a new car... he's one of those guys...


Yeah, but you make the rules.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:04 AM (xXqhO)

291 My husband really wants a Chevy dually 3500. Suburban is the compromise....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:05 AM (UUBmN)

292 "And there are people who believe this? "

It's the Bee...(satire)"

Apparently, folk still do believe to be true.

(The entire Bee site)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:05 AM (cqNba)

293 >>they need to do something about that, don't they.


I can't get in one. I don't fit and all the pedals and stuff is just tiny. Like a Barbie Dream Car.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:05 AM (xXqhO)

294 >>My husband really wants a Chevy dually 3500.


Do you regularly tow a 4+ horse trailer or a big boat?

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:06 AM (xXqhO)

295 You people who can put $20K in cash into a car --!

I've only recently been able to move to the level of cars which run $20K or so, when used (though with some warranty). And I pay them off early to save interest. But to pop $20K in one payment --!

My most recent car purchase, the '16 Buick, had been sitting on the dealer's lot for a couple of months, so they had reduced the price more than once (I saw that online) to try to move it. It was $4K less than the exact same model at a dealer outside of town. I put a good part of my insurance settlement from the totaled previous car down, and I have a payment I'm fine with.

I'll also talk to my credit union about a lower interest rate, though 4% nowadays doesn't seem bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:07 AM (DHNlU)

296 Oh, one more thingy - the local (Houston) newz mentioning that NASA is looking into criminal activity in space - turns out a female astro was logging into a bank account WHILE on the ISS to mess w/her ex's custody of kidlet... which, rumor has it, was why NASA deep sixed the "all female spacewalk" show...

Something stinks at NASA's astro selection process...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 11:07 AM (6qErC)

297 I can't get in one. I don't fit and all the pedals and stuff is just tiny. Like a Barbie Dream Car.


I don't get it. After so many years selling to US.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:08 AM (bUjCl)

298 It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 10:27 AM (fuK7c)

Some elephants just need shooting.

And if he shot that elephant in a properly-managed reserve, the fees he paid for the privilege went to maintaining the habitat to ensure that elephants continue to be plentiful.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:09 AM (a72/q)

299 >>It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday


Shooting elephants is ALWAYS cool.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:10 AM (xXqhO)

300 288 But, the engine and drivetrain in that Tahoe are good for well over 200k.

Overheating / Rad leak should be a thermostat and a flush...maybe a hose if it got real bad.

Odds the Rad is shot are slim unless you utterly refuse to do any sort of maintenance on your vehicles. Even then...
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019


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Perceived wisdom in the used car world is, if the car's repairs are costing you less than what a car payment would be, it's wiser to keep the car.

Of course, there comes a time when you just WANT something newer.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:10 AM (DHNlU)

301 My take is that the reason Brain Damaged Joe is first in the polls is that the general public sees him as the most sane

Once he finally implodes this spring, "Can you feel the excitement!" as the real front-runner takes over with a short run thru the primaries. So much excitement.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 11:10 AM (IMdOQ)

302 >>And if he shot that elephant in a properly-managed reserve, the fees he paid for the privilege went to maintaining the habitat to ensure that elephants continue to be plentiful.


And you won't find one single villager complaining about the dead elehant and all that free meat.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:11 AM (xXqhO)

303 292 "And there are people who believe this? "

It's the Bee...(satire)"

Apparently, folk still do believe to be true.

(The entire Bee site)

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My Ghod I fell for this one!
It's twoo, satire really is dead.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:11 AM (dmoiP)

304 "Something stinks at NASA's astro selection process..."

Oddly enough, I give NASA credit for at the time for not touting the 'First Lesbian" Astronaut thing before the mission began.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:11 AM (cqNba)

305 I've had good savings but poor cash flow so I've preferred paying cash for my vehicles.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 11:11 AM (II6Oo)

306 Are we "for" or "against" shooting elephants ??

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:12 AM (bUjCl)

307 >>Perceived wisdom in the used car world is, if the car's repairs are costing you less than what a car payment would be, it's wiser to keep the car.


I have that same drivetrain in my 2500. 275k or so, right now.

About $850 needed per year (avg) to keep her going.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:12 AM (xXqhO)

308 With a trade-in, you save on sales taxes. The value of the trade-in is deducted from the sales price of the car purchased. With a higher value trade-in the savings to you can add up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 11:12 AM (q1Pj5)

309 Criminals in Space article

https://bit.ly/2ZeVJ3k

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:13 AM (cqNba)

310 >>Are we "for" or "against" shooting elephants ??


If we're in the Toyota, against. Can't even fit one backstrap in a Toyota...

If we're in a 3/4 Ton, for.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:13 AM (xXqhO)

311
Are we "for" or "against" shooting elephants ??

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:12 AM (bUjCl)


Depends on if he's in our pajamas

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:14 AM (WJUXr)

312 304 "Something stinks at NASA's astro selection process..."

Oddly enough, I give NASA credit for at the time for not touting the 'First Lesbian" Astronaut thing before the mission began.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:11 AM (cqNba)

Sally Ride "came out" after her mission.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 24, 2019 11:14 AM (MwFQu)

313 " >>Are we "for" or "against" shooting elephants ?? "

How else we gonna make 'Canned Elephant'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:15 AM (cqNba)

314 Do you regularly tow a 4+ horse trailer or a big boat?
Posted by: garrett
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Haha! Need and want are two separate things...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:16 AM (UUBmN)

315 "Sally Ride "came out" after her mission."

That would explain it....yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:16 AM (cqNba)

316 Men age differently than women and that reflects acting roles.

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Evolutionary psychology accounts for this.
Women want powerful/strong men who can protect and provide for their children, so age is a less important factor in sexual attractiveness.
Men want young healthy women who are able to bear children, so markers of youth are desirable.

Also, boobs.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:16 AM (dmoiP)

317 Isn't the Toyota Sequoia quite large?
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Almost Tahoe sized but no where near suburban sized
Posted by: lin-duh
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A good friend of mine drives an Excursion. Diesel, though I don't know which one. My old S-10 looked like a toy truck when parked alongside.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (xSo9G)

318 Jap trucks are great. If you are under 5' 10".


What counts as Jap? My Nippon XTerra was made in Kentucky or South Carolina or somewhere and little tiny people have trouble clamboring up into it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (fuK7c)

319 Yah, but why shoot them ? Shooting elephants is not sporting. They are becoming extinct. Leave them alone, I say.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (bUjCl)

320 TC's not bad, but they tend to leave local/regional money on the table.

Most automakers are pumping ad dollars into trunk money (esp here in Texas). You can easily knock serious cash off of popular vehicles (trucks/suvs) this time of year.
Jr. mouse bought his F 150 last year this time - $43,000 (exactly) sticker for $28,500 (before TTR), and added tints, running boards, mudflaps, bedliner..

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:26 AM (6qErC)

-

Yeah, there are deals to be found, but I was mostly suggesting it for people who don't like the hunt or who are intimidated by the process. Decent deal and be done with it.

I'm sort of surprised more online car buying services aren't running by now. I don't even know if cars direct is still around, but they seemed like a good idea a couple of decades ago. Here's the price. Want it? Someone will call when it's available to pick up locally. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (fsa/N)

321 My husband really wants a Chevy dually 3500. Suburban is the compromise....


Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:05 AM (UUBmN)

Tell him Pooky's term for duallys: Wide-hipped trucks. See how much he wants one then.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (XKZwp)

322 296 Oh, one more thingy - the local (Houston) newz mentioning that NASA is looking into criminal actiovity in space - turns out a female astro was logging into a bank account WHILE on the ISS to mess w/her ex's custody of kidlet... which, rumor has it, was why NASA deep sixed the "all female spacewalk" show...

Something stinks at NASA's astro selection process...

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Well no one is permitted to deny whammen whatever they want.
H8er.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:18 AM (dmoiP)

323 How else we gonna make 'Canned Elephant'?


We have ideas. Call us.

Posted by: Shanghai Express Meat Processing Plant at August 24, 2019 11:19 AM (bUjCl)

324 >>Yah, but why shoot them ? Shooting elephants is not sporting. They are becoming extinct. Leave them alone, I say.


Elephants, in many parts of Africa, are pests. Their populations are unbalanced and they need to be held in check.

And shooting an Elephant is as 'Sporty' as fuck. There's a reason they are one of the Big 5. They'll kill your ass so fucking fast it's insane.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:19 AM (xXqhO)

325 Women that can actually ACT don't have that problem, which is how former sex kittens can turn in great roles as matriarchs and so on.

These are typically British actresses, by the way.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 24, 2019 11:03 AM (cfSRQ)

Dame Emma Rigg. QED.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 24, 2019 11:19 AM (MwFQu)

326 RE: RGB, the official press release says that a bile duct stent was put in.

That is not a good sign; in many cases, it's part of end of life care to ease pain. More at Gateway Pundit with links.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 24, 2019 11:19 AM (AkkRZ)

327 My husband really wants a Chevy dually 3500. Suburban is the compromise....




Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 11:05 AM (UUBmN)

Tell him Pooky's term for duallys: Wide-hipped trucks. See how much he wants one then.


Posted by: pookysgirl at August 24, 2019 11:17 AM (XKZwp)

It's common around here to see duallys with rear fender damage. Gotta allow more side space when turning. Girthy they are.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2019 11:20 AM (q1Pj5)

328 He practiced law for four years, but never got the hang of it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 09:29 AM (cB5if)


With Biden, it was always practice!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 11:21 AM (BiNEL)

329 And shooting an Elephant is as 'Sporty' as fuck. There's a reason they are one of the Big 5. They'll kill your ass so fucking fast it's insane.
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:19 AM (xXqhO)

If you wanna be a hard ass hunter, go spear diving for hippos.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2019 11:21 AM (ABjxW)

330 That Tahoe should be good for 250k.

Do the repair.
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:00 AM (xXqhO)

My 2008 Suburban, same six-liter engine, I think, has a tiny obscure coolant leak someplace. After a drive, I can smell burnt coolant near the engine. But it took four years for the level of the coolant in the surge tank to drop visibly. And it has never overheated. I will just live with it until it becomes a problem, if it ever does.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:21 AM (a72/q)

331 You aren't capping an elephant from 200+ yards out.

You are shooting one, in the brain, from under 30 yards or so.

On foot.

Watch some elephant hunts gone wrong...

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:21 AM (xXqhO)

332 Gimmee That Ole Time Religion!

"If someone calls it socialism, then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay."- DNC speaker Rev. William Barber

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

333 >>My 2008 Suburban, same six-liter engine, I think, has a tiny obscure coolant leak someplace.


Heater Core?

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (xXqhO)

334 Elephants, in many parts of Africa, are pests. Their populations are unbalanced and they need to be held in check.

And shooting an Elephant is as 'Sporty' as fuck. There's a reason they are one of the Big 5. They'll kill your ass so fucking fast it's insane.


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Here is the solution: Asian elephants are becoming extinct. Ship African elephants to Asia. Problem solved.

Posted by: Shanghai Express Meat Processing Plant at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (bUjCl)

335 off/

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (bUjCl)

336 298 It's not as if shooting elephants stopped being cool yesterday

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Personally I would not hunt anything, but unlike Hammil and his ilk I'm not such an arrogant douchebag that I think my distaste should rule the world.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:23 AM (dmoiP)

337 Extinction Happens : Get Over It

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:24 AM (xXqhO)

338 Trump should be a candidate for Congressional medal of honor or some other equivalent award (an American Nobel prize) for how he has sedulously maneuvered China and America into this precise trade negotiation moment. From the early 1980s Trump has been talking about China and its trade depredations while not a single American political (or business) leader said a word about it. Now for three years he has patiently played a chess game to get us where we are now. The abysmal ignorance and plain anti-Americanism of the elite not to recognize or appreciate this is spectacularly obvious.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:25 AM (H8QX8)

339 Yah, but why shoot them ? Shooting elephants is not sporting. They are becoming extinct. Leave them alone, I say.
Posted by: runner
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Just my opinion, but when someone pays to kill an animal, for bragging/ego rights, then that person is simply an unfeeling, flaming shitheel.

If they make it to the Pearly Gates, they're gonna have a hard time explaining to St. Peter why they wantonly killed one of God's creatures.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 11:25 AM (xSo9G)

340 Elephant trivia: African elephants (big ears) can't be trained. Indian elephants (little ears) are very malleable.

If you watch the original Tarzan movies, like Tarzan and His Mate (1932, Maureen O'Sullivan barely wears clothes) look closely at the elephants.

They're Indian elephants with huge cardboard ears taped on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 11:25 AM (fuK7c)

341 Gimmee That Ole Time Religion!



"If someone calls it socialism, then we must compel them to
acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus
offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a
co-pay."- DNC speaker Rev. William Barber

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)


I...what?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:25 AM (WJUXr)

342 "After a drive, I can smell burnt coolant near the engine. But it took four years for the level of the coolant in the surge tank to drop visibly. And it has never overheated. I will just live with it until it becomes a problem, if it ever does.

06 Volvo V-70 wagon has been doing that for about 70,000 miles.

Once per quarter, I top off the expansion tank with about 4 ounces of coolant mixture..

Car will remain doing this till the day we get rid of it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (cqNba)

343 Elephant trivia: African elephants (big ears) can't be trained. Indian elephants (little ears) are very malleable.



If you watch the original Tarzan movies, like Tarzan and His Mate
(1932, Maureen O'Sullivan barely wears clothes) look closely at the
elephants.



They're Indian elephants with huge cardboard ears taped on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2019 11:25 AM (fuK7c)


the dot on their forehead was a dead giveaway

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (WJUXr)

344 Just my opinion, but when someone pays to kill an animal, for bragging/ego rights, then that person is simply an unfeeling, flaming shitheel.


That's kind of the way I see it too.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (bUjCl)

345 ==
Here is the solution: Asian elephants are becoming extinct. Ship African elephants to Asia. Problem solved.
Posted by: Shanghai Express
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Ah, but then, you are overlooking the language barrier.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (xSo9G)

346 Nood

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (t+qrx)

347 Oh, and never, ever, never trade in. Ever. Even if it's the "deal of a lifetime" (well, ok, maybe for that.)
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 24, 2019 10:50 AM (6qErC)

No problem. Drive till they go POOF and turn into a rustpile.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 24, 2019 11:26 AM (e1mEI)

348 >>Just my opinion, but when someone pays to kill an animal, for bragging/ego rights, then that person is simply an unfeeling, flaming shitheel.


This is stupid. You can't hunt Free Range anything in Africa.

You pay to hunt overseas. Period.

You have no 'right' to pursue exotic game in exotic climes.

Now. I don't hunt Africa because you can't take your meat home or even eat it. It goes to the villagers.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:27 AM (xXqhO)

349 "Here is the solution: Asian elephants are becoming extinct. Ship African elephants to Asia. Problem solved."

Invasive species.

Just like many of our lawn care workers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:27 AM (cqNba)

350 NOOD.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2019 11:28 AM (ZVake)

351 If you want a real sporting experience, hunt elephants with a switchblade.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 24, 2019 11:28 AM (+y/Ru)

352 >> If you want a real sporting experience, hunt elephants with a switchblade.


Roosevelt belonged to a Club that required killing a bear with a fixed blade, prior to entry.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:29 AM (xXqhO)

353
My take is that the reason Brain Damaged Joe is first in the polls is that the general public sees him as the most sane of the Kommie Klown Kar riders. Bubble Brain Biden. The most sane.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Are Joe's gaffes being reported anywhere other than Fox News and right leaning internet sites?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

354 Noodus supremacus blancus

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2019 11:30 AM (DHNlU)

355 Trust me, sometimes it's just worth it to pay the fee and have something killed.

Posted by: Hillary! at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (VP1E6)

356 Heater Core?
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:22 AM (xXqhO)

No, then I would smell it in the cabin. Mostly near the left side of the hood. Might be a head gasket seep, or a frost plug. Never seems to get worse. If it ever gets to the point of leaving a puddle, I will track it down and fix it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (a72/q)

357 You could also explore the option of a one-time lease payment, I.e, pay the entire lease (however many years you choose) up front. So I paid something like $20,000 for my Camry. When the term runs out you decide what you want to do with the car.
Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 24, 2019 11:00 AM (II6Oo)

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NO NO NO NO NO
Do not do that.

If you total the car, or it gets stolen, you are out all the money. And no, Gap insurance doesn't cover it. Gap covers the difference between the insurance payout and the value of the car. But the lease is a separate thing. That money is gone.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (FiUMj)

358 Roosevelt belonged to a Club that required killing a bear with a fixed blade, prior to entry.

Were there any living members?

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2019 11:31 AM (VP1E6)

359 Elephant is good eats.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

360 Elephant meant - not kosher.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:32 AM (bUjCl)

361 meat...

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2019 11:32 AM (bUjCl)

362
And shooting an Elephant is as 'Sporty' as fuck. There's a reason they are one of the Big 5. They'll kill your ass so fucking fast it's insane.

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I'll be more impressed if the contest were more even. Like Niven's sentient bandersnatch where the limitations put on the hunting equipment leads to 40% of the hunters never returning.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 11:33 AM (dmoiP)

363 >>Were there any living members?


Yeah. Ballsy motherfuckers.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (xXqhO)

364 >>I'll be more impressed if the contest were more even. Like Niven's sentient bandersnatch where the limitations put on the hunting equipment leads to 40% of the hunters never returning.


Read up on elephant hunting. Mortality rate is pretty damned high.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:34 AM (xXqhO)

365 "Read up on elephant hunting. Mortality rate is pretty damned high."

Who has a better chance of survival..

The elephant, or

A chicken on the trailer to the Perdue processing plant?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 11:37 AM (cqNba)

366 I really needs a Dually to track and shoot the Elephants in my back forty, and hubby and me are EXTRA OBESE...and the kiddies too........yeah I've tried Oprah..but not that tasty....

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 11:37 AM (5IHGB)

367 >>Who has a better chance of survival..

The elephant, or

A chicken on the trailer to the Perdue processing plant?


The elephant.

And the elephant WILL KILL YOU if you miss or fail to get off a shot.

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2019 11:39 AM (xXqhO)

368 Tip 17: "Never pick on somebody who's armed."
A 10-year-old girl has more wisdom than a SJW.


Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (2Cm6i)

EMT 8/24/19

I need a day off. Maybe next week sometime?

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:00 AM (BbGew)

2 While sleep is over rated, days off are nice

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:02 AM (BbGew)

3 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, August 24, 2019. On this day in 1814 British troops invaded Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House, the Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze. The burning of Washington and the capitol was in retaliation for Americans burning Port Dover in Canada. You never hear about that in the grade school history class do you?


Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 06:02 AM (arJlL)

5
More confusion in the Epstein 'suicide'.


Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch after being examined by a 'doctoral-level psychologist' days before he hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Justice Department.


Would that be more evidence of murder, or just an incompetent examination?


https://tinyurl.com/yxjt59zl

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

6 Blue on Blue continues as Bill Maher invites the muzzie scrunt to his show.


https://tinyurl.com/yxq6occl

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

7 thegatewaypundit.com/analysis justice ginsburgs bile duct stent a treatment typically used in advanced cases to provide end of life care
https://tinyurl.com/y66dkssx

I'm convinced she has one of the rings for mortal men doomed to die
One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (BbGew)

8 Hasbro has come out with a special edition of Monopoly; Monopoly for Socialism. Of course the commies are outraged because it makes fun of their Party.


https://tinyurl.com/y4uyjlh9

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

9
Whoreywood is coming out with endless sequels this year and Fox thinks this is a new thing. That's all they have been doing for the last 30 years.


https://tinyurl.com/y6593vuh

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

10 Obama is buying a multi-Million dollar estate in Martha's Vineyard. For someone who never had a real job in his life where he get all this money?


https://tinyurl.com/y6nmqkgk

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

11 College Football is about to start for this year. My Dawgs open Oct 31 against Vanderbuilt. Here is the schedule for all.


https://tinyurl.com/y6nmqkgk

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

12 AOC continues the Democrat attack on the electoral college. Yes, she would just love to see CA, IL, and NY deciding all the presidential elections. I propose an alternative, let's let AL, GA, and SC decide all the elections.


https://tinyurl.com/y64sg7w8

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

13 Trump hit China with some more new tariffs.


https://tinyurl.com/yykk68b3

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

14 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/yy5e9qwe



And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

15 www.ozy.com/your chance to see an abandoned soviet island with a dark past
Not long, but see the glory that was the0 Soviet union

https://tinyurl.com/yxa2zdsu

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:07 AM (BbGew)

16 Wow why am I up so early?? So many life changes this last 3 weeks. Got my Mom in skilled nursing right around the corner. We shall see!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:15 AM (JFO2v)

17 11 Vic same URL as 10

I like the Bing Football Page

https://tinyurl.com/yxqfghm5

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:18 AM (JFO2v)

18 Been up before 4am as usual, no reason it just happens.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:18 AM (BbGew)

19 Morning Mouth Breathers



Vacation starts today. Yay for me!

Don't hate.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 24, 2019 06:18 AM (cknjq)

20
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 24, 2019 06:19 AM (Wx/+I)

21 Illegal Immigration Summary:

1. About 2/3 of all Federal Arrest now of illegals.
2. Hourly workers in construction, maintenance, and services paid about 6% less nationwide due to illegals taking job American want.
3. Illegals steal about $130 BILLION per year in benefits from cities, states, and feds.

Real burden is illegals is unknown. $500 BILLION $1 TRILLION? Who the fuck knows?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:25 AM (JFO2v)

22 americanthinker.com/mrs biden rescue joe let him enjoy his twilight years in peace

Tucker last night played clips of his speech and said he was convinced he will not be the nomination. Not to mention a honest media should be all over his China connections.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:31 AM (BbGew)

23 G'mornin' Horde !

Day off ?
Real Soon Now, as the late Jerry Pournelle used to say.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 06:32 AM (XNDy+)

24 I never hate those getting vacations I don't, just envious

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:32 AM (BbGew)

25 Willowed.

Did you guys here the outrage this week, of many outrageousnesses, where Trump was going to dig up veterans graves to make way for his border wall?

https://youtu.be/8gHGBUj1i2M

But in the actual report CBP issued a statement that they'd avoid the cemetery that's along the path of proposed levee-wall. So, just speculation. Only the headline and chyron misleadingly said "Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall" like it was happening for real. Saw lots of Nevertrumpers sharing the story and saying how disrespectful Trump was to the military.

...but, then I got thinking. These are WWI and II veterans, not soldiers killed in action. So, wouldn't that pretty much classify every cemetery in America? And I pulled up this place on Google maps.. and its tiny, one acre of an old church tucked between a couple residential plots where everything else around for miles is farmland:

26.086271, -98.184602

Anyways, they ought to avoid this place and just let the wall have a 1,000 foot gap. The Boarder Patrol HQ is only a mile to the west anyways.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 06:35 AM (Xqo6t)

26 Fox no longer has the story about AOC and the electoral college but I found another one.

https://tinyurl.com/y6zjy34z

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:36 AM (mpXpK)

27 I'm convinced she has one of the rings for mortal men doomed to die
One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (BbGew)

...In the land of DC where the shadows lie."

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 06:37 AM (H8QX8)

28 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 06:38 AM (cqNba)

29 AOC and Racist Electoral College

https://tinyurl.com/y2v4jq2h

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:39 AM (JFO2v)

30 AOC: Boggled by garbage disposal, thinks Electoral College is evil

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 06:40 AM (oVJmc)

31 @5

Epstein was murdered and the "suicide watch" nonsense is a smoke screen.

There are very specific protocols for how high value prisoners are handled.


Not only did they not follow any of the protocols, they marched the protocols into yard, stood them against the wall and put two in the head.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 06:41 AM (S7X0F)

32 Trump's 8-minute "helicopter" press briefing late last night was a thing of beauty. The Boss.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 06:42 AM (H8QX8)

33 Also, night turns to day In philly.


Conclusion?


Philly still sucks.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 06:45 AM (S7X0F)

34 29
AOC and Racist Electoral College



https://tinyurl.com/y2v4jq2h

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:39 AM (JFO2v)

OK a Fox video. I can never get those to play.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

35 There are interesting places to see in Philly, but get in, see, and get out.
Revolutionary war museum is one.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:51 AM (BbGew)

36 Thanks, krak!

Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 06:52 AM (I2yzn)

37 @35

I've seen those many times, the problem is that the streets are litterly filled with homeless and mentally disturbed people.


It was not like this when I came here four years ago.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 06:54 AM (rE+Xq)

38 Maybe next week sometime?
________

Geez, ya think? Next weekend is a holiday. Labor Day. But with the quadricentennial, it'll be Forced Labor Day. The fireworks should be amazeballs!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 06:55 AM (jh17W)

39 Heh!

https://tinyurl.com/y4mxemjx

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 06:57 AM (BrRAn)

40 Bul(shit)wark giving Bidet campaign advice!

https://tinyurl.com/y4eqat8a

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:57 AM (JFO2v)

41 I've seen those many times, the problem is that the streets are litterly filled with homeless and mentally disturbed people.


It was not like this when I came here four years ago.
Posted by: Radical Centrist

So, ya think they followed ya ?

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 06:58 AM (arJlL)

42 Burned down Washington in retaliation for burning Port Dover? That sleepy little beach town on Lake Erie,boy talk about disproportionate!!!!
If you ever fuck with Dildo Newfoundland our women will trash your Eastern Seabord, quite right too.

Now go ahead be selfish take a DAY OFF,lazy arse.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 06:58 AM (5IHGB)

43 The lesson to be learned from the left's 1619 bullshit is that there will never be any moving past OMG SLAVERY with them, so fuckit, fuck them, and their bullshit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 06:58 AM (oVJmc)

44 Well Morons its about time for my weekly call from GA so will retire to indoor rocker for that. May BBL.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 07:00 AM (mpXpK)

45 Bul(shit)wark giving Bidet campaign advice!

https://tinyurl.com/y4eqat8a
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:57 AM (JFO2v)


"...probably helps convey that they are guys you could bond with over an ice cream cone, or a Filet O Fish, or a cheeseburger pizza."

Because nothing says "bonding" like a Filet-O-Fish sandwich.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 07:01 AM (t+qrx)

46 Introduced a friend to the Crowder: Change my Mind series of videos on youtube.


Fun evening.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:02 AM (cqNba)

47 Brazilian President's Environmental Plan: 'Poop Every Other Day'

https://tinyurl.com/yyprdkx3

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:03 AM (oVJmc)

48 @43

It fascinating, and all too predictable, that the lefts racial agitation over slavery will somehow leave out the Democrat parties rather sizeable contribution to it and the suffering they inflicted on blacks after Republicans freed them.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 07:03 AM (rE+Xq)

49 Nothing gets me hungrier quicker than thinking about a Filet-O-Fish sandwich.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 07:03 AM (Xqo6t)

50 "Because nothing says "bonding" like a Filet-O-Fish sandwich."

Old Bay seafood seasoning really puts those things over the top.

Big item round these parts during certain times of the year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

51 Dobroe ytro horde

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 07:04 AM (EZebt)

52 The lesson to be learned from the left's 1619 bullshit is that there will never be any moving past OMG SLAVERY with them, so fuckit, fuck them, and their bullshit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
________

I had intended to ignore the hell out of this nonsense -- but then I got thinking there might me some valuable takeaways. Here's mine:

1619 is the new 1555. You see, the Left already tried cramming this down our throats -- except 1555 was the year Now it's 1619.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 07:04 AM (jh17W)

53 first 45 seconds of this, Dangerfield on Carson, even more apropo today than back then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2gw-asbBIM

Posted by: random lurker commenter at August 24, 2019 07:05 AM (48RE5)

54 Kak dela, San Franpsycho?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 07:05 AM (jh17W)

55 Exactly ! just like they cleverly bond all those tiny fragmets of fish into a coherent "filet", which coincidentally looks just like Spongebob Squarepants !
One weird trick indeed !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2019 07:08 AM (XNDy+)

56 I see why someone was trying to get heat on last night, its 58 degrees here now.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:09 AM (BbGew)

57 Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 07:03 AM (rE+Xq)

It's all bullshit.

Tired of hearing Democrats bitch about the poor slaves. Tired of hearing the Republicans preen about how they freed the slaves.

Nobody alive today was ever a slave, ever bought a slave, or ever freed one. That shit was decided 150 years ago.

Nobody alive today was involved in the slightest. And anybody that thinks they're somehow worse off for slavery can easily rectify things with an airline ticket.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 24, 2019 07:09 AM (+MWCq)

58 Paying for the sins of your father has never been in the law code, but they are trying to change that.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:14 AM (BbGew)

59 I'm still a SLAVE to fashion, I put Bermuda shorts on to read the CHEST THREAD.I take bermuda shorts off to peruse the library thread though, roomy in there.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 07:15 AM (5IHGB)

60 Thinking of going out and playing with some metallurgy, have decide quickly.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:16 AM (BbGew)

61 10 Obama is buying a multi-Million dollar estate in Martha's Vineyard. For someone who never had a real job in his life where he get all this money?


https://tinyurl.com/y6nmqkgk
Posted by: Vic



They have homes in Hawaii, Chicago, DC, and now Martha's Vineyard. It's almost like all those bumper sticker slogans they spew out about wealth inequality is a con or something.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 24, 2019 07:17 AM (s5QgH)

62 They have homes in Hawaii, Chicago, DC, and now Martha's Vineyard. It's almost like all those bumper sticker slogans they spew out about wealth inequality is a con or something.
Posted by: Puddleglum

No worries though. They don't burn none of them carbons to get to all the places.
They walk to them.

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:18 AM (RcqX7)

63 Holy crap, Fox showing President Trump arriving at the G7, the convoy looks like a army motorized battalion.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:18 AM (BbGew)

64 Holy crap, Fox showing President Trump arriving at the G7, the convoy looks like a army motorized battalion.
Posted by: Skip

Heh. Are the French getting ready to surrender?

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:19 AM (RcqX7)

65 Now here's a question that might make some heads explode
How many descendants of slaves are better off today than they would have been if they'd never been brought here?
Looking at the condition of much of the African continent who's to say that folks in Compton of Baltimore aren't actually better off than Congolese or residents of (insert current shithole country here).

Posted by: random lurker commenter at August 24, 2019 07:19 AM (48RE5)

66 So last night at the restaurant, I said that we should binge watch some slavery movies today.

And it was like.....oooh, what should we see?

So I said

1. Spartacus
2. The Ten Commandments
3. A Man Called Horse
4. Ben Hur


They were like??????

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:19 AM (cqNba)

67 Vic, good luck to you and your Dawgs on your run to the college playoffs. My house is hoping Harbaugh can get our Wolverines there with revamped coaching (Jim is now hands off the offense). Perhaps we'll see you there. With Clemson taking a record six 5-star recruits so far for 2020 looks like they're gonna be a beast.

Posted by: Knotts at August 24, 2019 07:19 AM (u9cK+)

68 Reading AP History guide. In 1650 about 300 black slaves in all of Virginia. #1 source of labor was indentured whites. Of the 100 men that went to Jamestown I would expect several were in fact indentured to the company.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

69 Looking at the condition of much of the African continent who's to say that folks in Compton of Baltimore aren't actually better off than Congolese or residents of (insert current shithole country here).
Posted by: random lurker commenter

Well, the people in Africa seem to have their fair share of flies.
So that got that going for them

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:20 AM (RcqX7)

70 The joy of being on the powerful Left is money is thrown at you in buckets by multi million book deals, Netflix movie deals and higher learning Leftist Seminarians.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:21 AM (BbGew)

71 Will the Obama's new home practice the Open Borders concept, which is all the rage right now.

Or go with the old, tired and dated look of physical boundaries, and locks on the doors and windows?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:21 AM (cqNba)

72 Or go with the old, tired and dated look of physical boundaries, and locks on the doors and windows?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Im picturing Oblabla out front installing a Ring doorbell for security.
Then back to mowing his lawn with a non motorized rotary

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:23 AM (RcqX7)

73 And while I'm at it
Should the descendants of slave owners still pay reparations if they are worse off than the descendants of their ancestors slaves?
Absurd example but, can you see some poor folks whose great grandparents ended up as sharecroppers after Sherman burnt everything they owned having to make payments to JayZ?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at August 24, 2019 07:24 AM (48RE5)

74 That Villanova vs Colgate college football season opener this morning should be a real nail biter. Smart white dudes make for dull football.

Posted by: Knotts at August 24, 2019 07:26 AM (u9cK+)

75 I am up way too early for a Saturday.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:26 AM (NWiLs)

76 That's what we need....

A new HGTV show.

New homeowners buy a fixer-upper.

Completely renovate it, top to bottom.

Remove the locks from the windows.
Tear down any existing fences.
Install inviting walkways to the doors.
Install revolving door in place of front door
Put 'All are Welcome' signs on sidewalk.


Revisit the property in one year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:27 AM (cqNba)

77 74.2M in 2nd quarter tax revenue in Leftifornia from pot.
Leftists don't care about health as long as tax money can be gotten.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:27 AM (BbGew)

78 19 Morning Mouth Breathers

Vacation starts today. Yay for me!

Don't hate.
Posted by: weirdflunky at August 24, 2019 06:18 AM (cknjq)

This combination of Moron sentiments cracked me up.
Congratulations on your vacation, weirdflunky

Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 07:27 AM (I2yzn)

79 74 Go Cats!

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:28 AM (BbGew)

80 Skip.....


It got DOWN to 89 here last night. Down to.

Posted by: Knotts at August 24, 2019 07:28 AM (u9cK+)

81 "Vacation starts today. Yay for me!
Don't hate."

Vacation ! Luxury! If we wanted a vacation we would pound rocks into sand and roll in it.

Posted by: de Humanzie at August 24, 2019 07:29 AM (Tnijr)

82 I see why someone was trying to get heat on last night, its 58 degrees here now.

Isn't it GREAT ?

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 07:30 AM (arJlL)

83 I take every day off! Doesn't pay well...

Posted by: richard w at August 24, 2019 07:31 AM (xWaVa)

84 What I would have give for a rock back in the day. Talk about luxury.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 24, 2019 07:32 AM (+MWCq)

85 Is Colgate's mascot a toothbrush?

Posted by: Knotts at August 24, 2019 07:34 AM (u9cK+)

86 Good morning.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 07:34 AM (gAXBD)

87 We have 50 state elections for National offices not 1 Federal election.

Posted by: jsg at August 24, 2019 07:36 AM (Jkeum)

88 Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 07:27 AM (I2yzn)

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 24, 2019 07:37 AM (cknjq)

89 Obama is determined to lift up the lives of the oppressed and underprivileged living on Martha's Vineyard.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 07:37 AM (gAXBD)

90 77 74.2M in 2nd quarter tax revenue in Leftifornia from pot.
Leftists don't care about health as long as tax money can be gotten.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 07:27 AM (BbGew)

Eric Garner was killed to collect cig taxes!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

91 when trump tattered that he "hereby ordered" american co ponies to leave china, i commented that i hope he was kidding. i know, it doesn't matter if i know he's kidding, it only matters that he knows he's kidding (to paraphrase patton). but it was b.s., both in law and megalomania.

well, it turns out trump does have the power to force companies out of china, by the i.e.e.p.a. - the international emergency economic powers act, that authorizes the president to regulate international commerce after declaring a national emergency (enacted 1977).

i don't know if trump was aware of this, probably was, but there it is. not a foolish bluff, but still obnoxious as far as i'm concerned.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:38 AM (Pg+x7)

92 twittered not tattered. splchk has a gun at its head at this point.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:39 AM (Pg+x7)

93 companies not co ponies. that gun is cocked.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:40 AM (Pg+x7)

94 93 companies not co ponies. that gun is cocked.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:40 AM (Pg+x7)

Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle: co-ponies

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:40 AM (NWiLs)

95 When the Chinese nationalize the plants of American companies, they'll wish they moved out.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 07:42 AM (gAXBD)

96 Good morning. August 24 and it's 62 degrees here in the swamp. Beautiful. I'm going to go around and open every window.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:42 AM (aXucN)

97 Can you imagine an individual suffering from both the mental issues of transgenderism, and Transableims?


And 'what' might you ask is Transableism?

https://daily.jstor.org/the-complicated-issue-of-transableism/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:43 AM (cqNba)

98 Co ponies drink covfefe.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 07:43 AM (gAXBD)

99 When the Chinese nationalize the plants of American companies, they'll wish they moved out.


Apple knows that if they leave China, China will start cranking out counterfeit iPhones without even a pause.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:43 AM (oVJmc)

100 I owe my soul to the co ponies store.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:44 AM (oVJmc)

101 Trump White House Accuses NRA of 'Dick Move' and Leaks on Gun Messaging
https://t.co/2QpCnV2u1A

One source familiar with the discussions told The Daily Beast that the staff gave explicit assurance that the words "universal background checks" did not come up on the LaPierre call. While "universal" background checks are an objective championed by House Democrats, "expanded" background checks are the goal of the most prominent Senate bill: legislation authored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would extend such screenings to private sales such as those that take place at gun shows.

But Murphy, who has been in talks with the White House since the LaPierre call, also said that Trump not only hadn't abandoned negotiations but understood he would ultimately have to break with the NRA for legislation to happen - should he decide he wanted it to.

"The president and the White House has made it clear that they are open to leading on this issue and trying to bring Republicans along with them," the Senator said. "I believe the White House is still committed to try and work on a comprehensive anti-gun violence proposal that will include strengthening background checks."

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at August 24, 2019 07:44 AM (9BmSv)

102 co ponies>>co bronies

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 07:44 AM (JFO2v)

103 96 Good morning. August 24 and it's 62 degrees here in the swamp. Beautiful. I'm going to go around and open every window.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:42 AM (aXucN)

Please leave my windows alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:45 AM (NWiLs)

104 guys....

was being cereal

:-/

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:45 AM (Pg+x7)

105 It is a great morning, bluebell. I'm riding my bike down to Mt. Vernon this morning.

Have a great day.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2019 07:45 AM (gAXBD)

106 More confusion in the Epstein 'suicide'.


Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch after being examined by a 'doctoral-level psychologist' days before he hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Justice Department.


Would that be more evidence of murder, or just an incompetent examination?


https://tinyurl.com/yxjt59zl
Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)




Credentialed not competent strikes again!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (mIQCW)

107 Revisiting the Underwear Wars just for a moment...if one's crack is kept scrupulously clean at all times, and so the genitals (especially with a female), and assuming cool weather or low sweat activity...then getting upwards of three days from a pair before they get noticeably rank should be possible. I still wouldn't do it, but it should work.

Posted by: Utility muffin at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (oS0xz)

108 cob loggers ride cop onies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

109 Please leave my windows alone.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:45 AM (NWiLs)
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Fine. Then you're responsible for cleaning them too, and don't forget the sills.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (aXucN)

110 "but still obnoxious as far as i'm concerned."


The point of using the word "ordered" was twofold. One, to signal to China we're done screwing around with them and secondly to signal to U.S. manufacturers they need to take this seriously also. Simply a warning to both that the days of letting China shit all over us are over.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 24, 2019 07:47 AM (4thlk)

111 Fine. Then you're responsible for cleaning them too, and don't forget the sills.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (aXucN)

Cleaning...?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:47 AM (NWiLs)

112 Fine. Then you're responsible for cleaning them too, and don't forget the sills.
Posted by: bluebell

I'm clean enough, thank you!

...Zombie Beverly Sills...

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:48 AM (RcqX7)

113 "Bootygig announced plans for a 10 year $100 billion grant program for communities looking for assistance with mental health as well as a proposal to reduce people incarcerated due to mental illness."

A mentally ill person advocating to put mentally ill people back on the street.

Posted by: de Humanzie at August 24, 2019 07:48 AM (Tnijr)

114 108 cob loggers ride cop onies.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

Kick in your door at 0300, screaming and waving guns, shoot your pets, only to find it's the wrong house.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:49 AM (NWiLs)

115 Gah off dehumanizing sock monkey.

Posted by: freaked at August 24, 2019 07:49 AM (Tnijr)

116 112 Fine. Then you're responsible for cleaning them too, and don't forget the sills.
Posted by: bluebell

I'm clean enough, thank you!

...Zombie Beverly Sills...
Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:48 AM (RcqX7)

Didn't she marry into the Billies family. Decided to hyphenate though. Beverly Sills-Billies.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:50 AM (NWiLs)

117 Cleaning...?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:47 AM (NWiLs)
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Right. Sorry, I forgot you were a bachelor and don't know the meaning of the word.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:50 AM (aXucN)

118 34 29 AOC and Racist Electoral College

https://tinyurl.com/y2v4jq2h

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 06:39 AM (JFO2v)

OK a Fox video. I can never get those to play.
Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

Vic, what sometimes works for me, and might work for you: After the webpage has loaded, hit refresh to reload the page. The second time might be the charm. I'm using an outdated browser; I think that's the reason for my problem.

Posted by: m at August 24, 2019 07:50 AM (I2yzn)

119 When the Chinese nationalize the plants of American companies, they'll wish they moved out.


Apple knows that if they leave China, China will start cranking out counterfeit iPhones without even a pause.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2019 07:43 AM (oVJmc)



I'm sure this was the Chinese plan all along.

They plan for the long term.

Our "elite" can barely make-up their mind for a burrito or salad bowl when standing in line at Chipotle.

The whole "opening of China" was nothing but a complete fiasco for American workers and industry and we got zip, zero, nada out of the deal.

Good job, a-holes!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 07:50 AM (mIQCW)

120 10 Obama is buying a multi-Million dollar estate in Martha's Vineyard. For someone who never had a real job in his life where he get all this money?
Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)


You don't think just a wee bit of that sweet fungible cash fell off the pallet before it was loaded on the plane to Iran?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (BiNEL)

121 117 Cleaning...?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:47 AM (NWiLs)
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Right. Sorry, I forgot you were a bachelor and don't know the meaning of the word.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:50 AM (aXucN)

Your strange and inscrutable ways confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (NWiLs)

122 110 but using the word "ordered" only has an impact if there's an actual power behind it. it turns out there is - though i think there isn't a national emergency trump could invoke to trigger the i.e.e.p.a.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (Pg+x7)

123 You don't think just a wee bit of that sweet fungible cash fell off the pallet before it was loaded on the plane to Iran?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

A small shipping and handling charge

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (RcqX7)

124 Trump not only hadn't abandoned negotiations but understood he would ultimately have to break with the NRA for legislation to happen - should he decide he wanted it to.

Then it isn't really a negotiation - its seeing if you can get out of the room with the clothes still on your back.

No matter what sort of legislation emerges from this shit show Congress, one thing is absolutely certain, American citizens will lose their God Given Rights and get absolutely nothing in return.

Why would anyone knowingly walk in to that deal where all they know is that they will lose, but by staying away lose nothing?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 07:52 AM (lD3vL)

125 Your strange and inscrutable ways confuse and frighten me.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (NWiLs)
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That's my superpower.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:52 AM (aXucN)

126 Biden speculates on what would have happened if BO had been assassinated. Well for one thing, the ocean would be lapping at my doorstep right now.

Posted by: freaked at August 24, 2019 07:53 AM (Tnijr)

127 No matter what sort of legislation emerges from this shit show Congress, one thing is absolutely certain, American citizens will lose their God Given Rights and get absolutely nothing in return.

That's been a tradition of the federal government since, I don't know, Reconstruction.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:54 AM (NWiLs)

128 "Bootygig announced plans for a 10 year $100 billion grant program"



The guy is now in the desperation mode of the campaign, promising anything to fire up the unthinking left. No more incarceration of illegals, felons and the mentally ill. Next week he will be arguing the only people that ever need to be locked up is those with a different opinion.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 24, 2019 07:54 AM (4thlk)

129 Credentialed not competent strikes again!
Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 07:46 AM (mIQCW)


Well it's not like we're keeping score so that there might be consequences...

A field where "Oops!" is acceptable is where I should have done my career!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 07:54 AM (BiNEL)

130 @58

Actually it's much more than paying for the sins of your father.


The vast overwhelming majority of Americans came here in the late 19th and early 20th century, ie after slavery was ended and have zero connection to slavery.


So it's more akin to a blood libel.


It's insidious and evil what the Donks are doing to this country.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 24, 2019 07:54 AM (S7X0F)

131 125 Your strange and inscrutable ways confuse and frighten me.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:51 AM (NWiLs)
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That's my superpower.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:52 AM (aXucN)

That and shanking.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:55 AM (NWiLs)

132 That's my superpower.
Posted by: bluebell

Morning bluebell.
Thank you for all the info on Washington DC travel, but it looks like it will be postponed till next year.
I was hoping to get by with a shot of Synvisc to the knees, and some advils.
Went to the doc who took xrays, and I have bone on bone in one knee, and bone in bone on the other.
So a double knee replacement in 4 weeks

YiPPPEEEEee

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:56 AM (RcqX7)

133 Apple knows that if they leave China, China will start cranking out counterfeit iPhones without even a pause.

Apple can't leave China. There is no place on planet earth that has the man power and material to build anything at the scale Apple would need to satisfy blogal demand.

It takes a couple hundred thousand people in the Apple supply chain dedicated to making that phone. Chine needed 8700 industrial engineers available to staff up for that manufacturing gig and found/hired that many in one week.

Apple needs China more than China needs Apple.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 07:56 AM (lD3vL)

134 "cleaning?"

It is the way of the woman.

Same group that changes underwear daily.

Best to just ignore them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (cqNba)

135 otherwise...

an invite to the obama's summer bash is going to be the most desirable ticket on the calendar.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (Pg+x7)

136 That and shanking.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:55 AM (NWiLs)
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Is that the same as shivving? I really should read up on these things if I am to be the expert you all seem to think I am.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (aXucN)

137
I missed the Deep Fake thread, but-

"Deep Fake" is pretty much the final nail in the coffin of our high trust society and the American experiment in general.

Next time Fake News, and our Fake FBI and Fake CIA and the Fake Democrat Party go after someone like Trump -

they'll just Deep Fake his ass to Kingdom Come.

The technology's out there now.

Even if it can be proven false ultimately.

With the media acting in concert, the Dims/Socialists/Commies can give anyone the bum's rush and damage them politically, socially, legally before then.

Expect a lot of Fake "October Surprises" from here on out.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (mIQCW)

138 Thank you for all the info on Washington DC travel, but it looks like it will be postponed till next year.
I was hoping to get by with a shot of Synvisc to the knees, and some advils.
Went to the doc who took xrays, and I have bone on bone in one knee, and bone in bone on the other.
So a double knee replacement in 4 weeks

YiPPPEEEEee
Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2019 07:56 AM (RcqX7)

Get the bionic upgrades so you can leap talk buildings in a single bound. And don't forget the Bluetooth and surround sound.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (NWiLs)

139 Oh no, Bruce! I'm so sorry to hear that. But, maybe it's better that you get your knees taken care of and then do the trip, because there's a lot of walking involved in this place.

Let us know the date of the surgery (if you want) and we will pray for you.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (aXucN)

140 Best to just ignore them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (cqNba)


I hear that if you don't move, they can't see you.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (t+qrx)

141 You don't think just a wee bit of that sweet fungible cash fell off the pallet before it was loaded on the plane to Iran?

Don't forget the massive stolen car and drug trade that was directly benefiting the terrorists Obama called off when the FBI, after years of international investigation was just ready to raid and take apart

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 08:00 AM (lD3vL)

142 Is that the same as shivving? I really should read up on these things if I am to be the expert you all seem to think I am.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (aXucN)

Don't play coy. We all know you're the terror of Cell Block 4.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:02 AM (NWiLs)

143 Where's Samsung made? They're second worldwide, Apple is third.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:02 AM (FpLp6)

144 140 Best to just ignore them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (cqNba)

I hear that if you don't move, they can't see you.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (t+qrx)

It also helps if you're under 6 feet tall and exhibit no signs of wealth.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:03 AM (NWiLs)

145 143 Where's Samsung made? They're second worldwide, Apple is third.
Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:02 AM (FpLp6)

I believe Samsung is a South Korean company.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:03 AM (NWiLs)

146 07 Revisiting the Underwear Wars just for a moment...if one's crack is kept scrupulously clean at all times, and so the genitals (especially with a female), and assuming cool weather or low sweat activity...then getting upwards of three days from a pair before they get noticeably rank should be possible. I still wouldn't do it, but it should work.

No. Just No. Clean and fresh is mandatory. I can wear the same outer shorts more than one day - if I have to - but not underwear, socks or t-shirt. Shudder!! Nope.

Posted by: A Raging Optimist at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (2mR8f)

147 A little Sea Level Change

9452400 Skagway, AK 1944 2018 75 83 -17.81 0.5 -5.84 0.16

So 75 years Skagway has averaged -17.81 mm (0.7011 in) per year in change. However the last number predicts with 95% confidence that over 100 years in will rise 0.16 feet.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (JFO2v)

148 Best to just ignore them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (cqNba)

I hear that if you don't move, they can't see you.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (t+qrx)

It also helps if you're under 6 feet tall and exhibit no signs of wealth.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:03 AM (NWiLs)
----------

Yoohoo! Hello! Anyone here? Am I alone in this thread?

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (aXucN)

149 "Deep Fake" is pretty much the final nail in the coffin of our high trust society and the American experiment in general.

While I tend to agree that this is a "final nail", the former united States has managed to import tens of millions of people from cultures that are completely incompatible with a high trust cooperative society.

This is more of a signal to those who are alert that we should admit to ourselves that this is long over and to realize that we are now no different than all of the other nations and cultures in that we live among a dominant low-trust exploitative society.

There will always be a third of the country, no matter what is the dominant culture, who are gullible enough to be taken advantage of each and every time.

It can't be helped, they are wired to be idealists.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 08:05 AM (lD3vL)

150 99. Wow. Never thought of that. Spot on Peebles.

Hollywood is nervous too. Not only do the Chinese interest in major movie studios, but the bootlegging would be even worse.

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:05 AM (3XIZx)

151 China will sell their authentically unlicensed iPhoneys for $119.99-95. Worldwide. By the planeload. Apple will be pouty.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 24, 2019 08:06 AM (RuIsu)

152 148 Best to just ignore them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (cqNba)

I hear that if you don't move, they can't see you.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 07:59 AM (t+qrx)

It also helps if you're under 6 feet tall and exhibit no signs of wealth.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:03 AM (NWiLs)
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Yoohoo! Hello! Anyone here? Am I alone in this thread?
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (aXucN)

*pssst*
*sotto voce*
Guys...is she gone yet?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:06 AM (NWiLs)

153 Chinese also own a lot of big Pork farms in the Midwest and Heartland. Could you imagine if the young marxists in NYC could not get their bacon and Avocado salads?

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:06 AM (3XIZx)

154 Thanks Insom. I forgot to mention Samsung also supplies Apple's screens.
Might not be too hard for them to move.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:06 AM (FpLp6)

155 Is that the same as shivving? I really should read up on these things if I am to be the expert you all seem to think I am.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 07:57 AM (aXucN)


Deeds, not words!

And I don't think shivving is a word but shanking is!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:07 AM (BiNEL)

156 Where's Samsung made? They're second worldwide, Apple is third.
Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:02 AM (FpLp6)


Korea, at least some of them. I don't know if that's just the flagship Samsung phones or all of them. Or the dishwashers. Or the TVs. Or the tablets. Or the 15,000 ton gantry cranes. Or the washing machines.

They make a lot of things.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 08:07 AM (t+qrx)

157 "So 75 years Skagway has averaged -17.81 mm (0.7011 in) per year in change. However the last number predicts with 95% confidence that over 100 years in will rise 0.16 feet."

I see that in one sentence, they use a per year rate of change.
In the next, it is a per 100 year change.

Makes it tough to understand comparative change rate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:07 AM (cqNba)

158 153 Chinese also own a lot of big Pork farms in the Midwest and Heartland. Could you imagine if the young marxists in NYC could not get their bacon and Avocado salads?
Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:06 AM (3XIZx)

Those vegan faggots don't eat bacon anyway.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:07 AM (NWiLs)

159 Another site had some funny quotes from Clemenza and the Godfather about the Chinese.

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:07 AM (3XIZx)

160 158. Not True. all the Marxists in my family are frickin carnavores to the hilt

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:08 AM (3XIZx)

161 160 158. Not True. all the Marxists in my family are frickin carnavores to the hilt
Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:08 AM (3XIZx)

Meat for the politburo, gruel for the proles. Ain't that always the way?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:09 AM (NWiLs)

162 Speaking of South Korea -


The Trump Effect is going worldwide.

Japan and South Korea had a Free Trade agreement, which restricted some items.

SK has been violating that agreement for years so Japan suspended the agreement until SK cleans up their act.

No biggie, right?

Nope. Just like China, SK wants the agreement and their cheating.

So, now it's a full blown diplomatic foofaraw.

I'd expect a quick solution as it mostly Free Trade benefits both parties, but who knows?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:09 AM (mIQCW)

163 Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Bruce! I will put you on my prayer list. It sounds like you must be in a lot of pain right now.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (Vf4Y7)

164 If Ginsberg goes into a coma, how long before Mitch moves to remove her ??

Posted by: REDACTED at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (+8+gB)

165 Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (JFO2v)

Got the link?
'That presentation of numbers makes it impossible for me to appreciate your argument, except that they are lying to us...
Again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (BiNEL)

166 According to MSNBC, Republicans are poised to set the world on fire.

https://bit.ly/2Mw1y5z

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (cqNba)

167 Had a argument with my Commie Cousin last night (hate family functions, but my Mom is very sick) about how pathetic it is for Dems to side with China. China has awful human rights and executes Gays.

they would side with Hitler to defeat Trump

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (3XIZx)

168 Where's Samsung made? They're second worldwide, Apple is third.

Depends on the line of phones, but Vietnam makes about half the total number. China, India, Brazil and Indonesia I would imagine. Koreans make less than 10% of the total.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 08:11 AM (lD3vL)

169
y'all need to get the Underwear Protocol figured out & settled so I know what to pack for theTxMoMe

Posted by: AltonJackson
The MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 24, 2019 08:11 AM (KCxzN)

170 Yoohoo! Hello! Anyone here? Am I alone in this thread?
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:04 AM (aXucN)


*sneaks up and hugs bluebell*

Gonna go do things with mom and dad, you guys have a great day.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 24, 2019 08:11 AM (t+qrx)

171 about how pathetic it is for Dems to side with China. China has awful human rights and executes Gays.

And they are profoundly racist.

(both the Dems and the Chinese)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 24, 2019 08:12 AM (lD3vL)

172 Aw, thanks for the hug, hog! Enjoy the day with your parents.

I'm heading out for a walk myself.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:12 AM (aXucN)

173 164. Comes down to Judas Roberts, I believe.

If Ginsberg cannot vote, it becomes a 5-3 court, but Roberts will allow her maid to vote for her. Judas wants to remain the swing vote. He loves the power

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:12 AM (3XIZx)

174 172 Aw, thanks for the hug, hog! Enjoy the day with your parents.

I'm heading out for a walk myself.
Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:12 AM (aXucN)

*sotto voce*
Careful, guys. Could be a ruse.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 24, 2019 08:13 AM (NWiLs)

175 Have a nice walk bluebell.

Very nice beak in the weather.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (cqNba)

176 Trump should nominate Candace Owens to the SCOTUS.

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (3XIZx)

177 If Ginsberg goes into a coma, how long before Mitch moves to remove her ??
Posted by: REDACTED at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM


Forever? There is no constitutional removal method for incapacitated judges, unless you want to argue that "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour" implies they are not in a coma.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (zCabI)

178 I'm heading out for a walk myself.

Posted by: bluebell at August 24, 2019 08:12 AM (aXucN)


A lovely day for it, enjoy!

Conor had a ball this morning racing through a field off leash, he can really move when he wants to!

Now he is gathering his strength by napping!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (BiNEL)

179 Mayor Pete takes 30 frickin minutes to order Ice Cream

https://tinyurl.com/y3rgphfz

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:15 AM (JFO2v)

180 Depilatory underwear is the worst for travel. Good to give for a gift, though.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 24, 2019 08:15 AM (RuIsu)

181 Trump: With the passing of RBG, I find it necessary to nominate someone to fill the void left by her departure.


DOJ: We find that there was no intent on her part to pass away.....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (cqNba)

182 Very nice beak in the weather.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (cqNba)

Any day is a good day to wet your beak!

Posted by: Don Corleone at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (BiNEL)

183 Their was a Olympic Swimmer named Joey Cheek. Gold Medalist I think. He refused to go the 2008 Bejing Olympics, because of their human rights record.

He was shunned by the West for doing so

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (3XIZx)

184 68 Reading AP History guide. In 1650 about 300 black slaves in all of Virginia. #1 source of labor was indentured whites. Of the 100 men that went to Jamestown I would expect several were in fact indentured to the company.
______________

My first American ancestors were indentured servants in the Virginia colony. Arrived in 1538.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (k4dH2)

185 " unless you want to argue that "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour" implies they are not in a coma."

Kind of hard to commit any bad behavior while in a coma...right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (cqNba)

186 AI beyond voice: https://tinyurl.com/y63q3bd7



Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (0qa9Y)

187 179. No Gerbil Flavors

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (3XIZx)

188 Forever? There is no constitutional removal method for incapacitated judges, unless you want to argue that "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour" implies they are not in a coma.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (zCabI)



I suppose one could argue that constantly shitting oneself is not "good behavior".

Rather boorish, if you ask me.


What the hell is wrong with the comatose?










I denounce myself.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (mIQCW)

189 165 Comm

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/mslUSTrendsTable.html

Click at top to sort ascend descend etc

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (JFO2v)

190 Arrived in 1538.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (k4dH2)


hmm...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (BiNEL)

191 Yeh...the f'n auto-cucumber..

It still mocks me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:18 AM (cqNba)

192 I'm convinced she has one of the rings for mortal men doomed to die
One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (BbGew)

She is one of the Nine, after all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (V2Yro)

193 Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM (JFO2v)

Thanks!

I love to see tabulated official lies paid for with my tax dollars!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (BiNEL)

194 Did Biden have a seizure last night?

Posted by: Jonah at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (3XIZx)

195 #74 "Villa Nova v Colgate"

This is about me isn't it ... Hussein white teeth Vineyard.


I bilt all these compounds fer ma Kenyan Mau Mau friends...love that song.....

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (5IHGB)

196 The Dems are running the clock with RBG, keeping her in/on the SC until into 2020 so they can cite the Garland precedent of no replacement until after the election.

Posted by: davidt at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (Bgx7w)

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 24, 2019 08:20 AM (0qa9Y)

198 Mitch has already said he'll ignore the Garland precedent.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:21 AM (FpLp6)

199 My first American ancestors were indentured servants in the Virginia colony. Arrived in 1538.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 24, 2019 08:16 AM (k4dH2)

I think you slipped an extra century in there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 08:21 AM (V2Yro)

200 I think that there fella was confused.

Was he on an abandoned Soviet island or in Detroit?

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 08:22 AM (Z+IKu)

201 Are there any photos of RBG in Captain Pike's brainwave operated wheel chair?

If not...


Why not?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:22 AM (cqNba)

202 Mitch has already said he'll ignore the Garland precedent.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:21 AM (FpLp6)


You can't go wrong trusting Cocaine Mitch with his ChiCom mainland China connected wifey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 24, 2019 08:23 AM (BiNEL)

203 Kind of hard to commit any bad behavior while in a coma...right?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:17 AM


Removal of a federal judge requires impeachment.
Impeachment requires a majority vote by the House of Representatives and then a trial in the Senate with a two-thirds vote required.

Please explain how Mitch will be able to do that.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:23 AM (zCabI)

204 There's a NOOD brewing...

Isn't there?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2019 08:23 AM (cqNba)

205 Hehehe, yeah, gotta keep that in boot mind.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:24 AM (FpLp6)

206 The Dems are running the clock with RBG, keeping her in/on the SC until into 2020 so they can cite the Garland precedent of no replacement until after the election.

Posted by: davidt at August 24, 2019 08:19 AM (Bgx7w)



Disney's probably already built an Animatronic RBG for the Dims in case she dies next week or whenever.


First Monday in October with Robot Bader Ginsberg:

RBG:

*click*

*bing*

*whirrrrrrrrr*

Seizure of all American firearms is legal under the-

*boing*

It's a Small World After All clause to the-

*sproooooooiiiiiiiing*

*ah-ooooooo-gah*

Constitushy.

*click*

*clack*

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:26 AM (mIQCW)

207 ugh. Remove "boot". stupid software.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 24, 2019 08:26 AM (FpLp6)

208 201

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQsrwBi2Jo

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:26 AM (JFO2v)

209 Got a fresh cup of coffee, this is the first morning in months that isn't a F'ing steam bath, and the Nats beat the Cubs yesterday. Even our old dog's Vet visit showed he is holding his own. (Never a given at his age.)

Good morning, y'all!

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 08:27 AM (bmdz3)

210 Was more windy than I would have liked but cleaned two piles of metal anyway. Heated them up and poured out the pure metal out from the bottom. Lots of the tire weights I picked up are no longer pure lead if any at all.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:28 AM (BbGew)

211 188 Forever? There is no constitutional removal method for incapacitated judges, unless you want to argue that "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour" implies they are not in a coma.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:14 AM (zCabI)

It's called Impeachment - as has been pointed out, there are no hard and fast rules for it. Whatever Congress says is impeachable, is impeachable.

but as to precedent: Thurgood Marshall was literally comatose for the last 2 years he was on the court in the early 90's, and William Rhenquist was completely incapacitated, pushed around in a chair like the original Captain Pike, for the last 18 months while he was Chief Justice. In both cases, their unnamed, unconfirmed, and unknown staffs took over their duties.

Which brings up a point few people realize - there are several standing SCOTUS opinions out there, which stand as Black Letter Law today, that were authored by staffers who were "acting" as the Justice they had been hired to serve. It's getting attention now with RBG, but it's an old practice on the Court. It's happened with other Justices as well; Marshall and Rhenquist are just the most famous for it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 08:29 AM (V2Yro)

212 210 Was more windy than I would have liked but cleaned two piles of metal anyway. Heated them up and poured out the pure metal out from the bottom. Lots of the tire weights I picked up are no longer pure lead if any at all.
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:28 AM (BbGew)

Mine are a 50 50 combo of gold and silver melted from coins I bought from Will Devane.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2019 08:30 AM (JFO2v)

213 Is Barry selling his house in Chicago? In D.C.? My step-sister's people live on Martha's Vineyard. They will be utterly delighted to have him as their neighbor. My step-sister is seriously the sweetest lady on earth, but that side of the family are complete progs.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 08:32 AM (lwiT4)

214 and the Nats beat the Cubs yesterday.




Sure, JTB. Spoil my morning.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 24, 2019 08:33 AM (lwiT4)

215 It's called Impeachment - as has been pointed out, there are no hard and fast rules for it. Whatever Congress says is impeachable, is impeachable.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 08:29 AM


I was responding to "how long before Mitch moves to remove her". Its not up to Mitch. It would require 50% of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to remove.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:33 AM (zCabI)

216 Silver bullets could come in handy if werewolves are about

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:34 AM (BbGew)

217 Now I need not only a Betsy Ross flag t-shirt but also a "It's 1776, stupid" t-shirt.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 24, 2019 08:35 AM (MLJ+L)

218 Silver bullets could come in handy if werewolves are about
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 08:34 AM (BbGew)



Werewolves?

Pshaw!

Don't be silly.

Posted by: The Berebolves at August 24, 2019 08:36 AM (mIQCW)

219
If Ginsberg goes into a coma, how long before Mitch moves to remove her ??

Posted by: REDACTED at August 24, 2019 08:10 AM (+8+gB)



She could be dead already and her people will Weekend at Bernies her until the election

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2019 08:37 AM (mHLMi)

220 Love you long friend time.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 24, 2019 08:39 AM (MLJ+L)

221 > who's to say that folks in Compton of Baltimore aren't actually better off than Congolese or residents of (insert current shithole country here).

I agree with your overall thesis, but it's interesting to note that Compton is now majority Hispanic. They've been "ethnically cleansing" the blacks out of there for the last couple of decades.

You don't hear about this much in the media, since it doesn't match Teh Narrative that all the peace-loving brown people would live together in perfect harmony if it weren't for Whitey.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 08:40 AM (cB5if)

222 Where wolves?

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 24, 2019 08:41 AM (MLJ+L)

223 MisHum is in the house
NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at August 24, 2019 08:41 AM (BbGew)

224 > Is Barry selling his house in Chicago? In D.C.?


Don't they have a spendy place in Hawaii, too?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 08:41 AM (cB5if)

225 Barry's "at some point, you've earned enough..." schtick is and was just that. Total BS. Mr. For the Little Guy sure loves to live like a king and earn millions upon millions for ghost-written books and TV shows where he likely does no more than put his name to it. I wonder if he'll set his thermostat to 78 at all of his vast properties?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2019 08:42 AM (JoUsr)

226 I was responding to "how long before Mitch moves to remove her". Its not up to Mitch. It would require 50% of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to remove.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 24, 2019 08:33 AM (zCabI)

I understand, I wasn't thinking about the early silly comment. People forget that Senate Confirmation is a one way ticket. (which is yet another reason why Nadler bleating that he still wants to go on investigating Kavanaugh is so moronic)

And RBG is on the Court til the day she dies, that's the practical truth of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 24, 2019 08:43 AM (V2Yro)

227
Here's a trailer the next installment of Star Wars for Disney+ streaming service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=6F-n4T1UVKY

The effects look first rate.

Too bad it'll probably be about -

how healthy land whale trannies introduced pussy hats to the Empire.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2019 08:43 AM (mIQCW)

228 >>If Ginsberg goes into a coma, how long before Mitch moves to remove her ??


We've just now found out that she's been dealing with her 4th instance of cancer. When she was allegedly working from home.

Why has John Roberts not asked her to resign already? He's the one who allowed her to "work" from home.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2019 08:45 AM (bDqIh)

229 who's to say that folks in Compton of Baltimore aren't actually better off than Congolese or residents of (insert current shithole country here).

Yup....Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner will head on over to Compton to help them out.

He's finished helping out the Congolese.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 24, 2019 08:45 AM (Z+IKu)

230
Why has John Roberts not asked her to resign already? He's the one who allowed her to "work" from home

=======
because he's a treasonous SOB.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 08:48 AM (dmoiP)

231
And RBG is on the Court til the day she dies, that's the practical truth of it

====
Uhhhhh.... she's a Democrat therefore she'll be voting looong after she's dead and buried.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 24, 2019 08:49 AM (dmoiP)

232 54 Kak dela, San Franpsycho?
Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2019 07:05 AM (jh17W)

===

Xoroshoe u bbl?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2019 08:51 AM (EZebt)

233 214 ... "Sure, JTB. Spoil my morning."

Not to worry grammie. The way this season has gone, I assume after a good game the Nats will get their asses handed to them the next time. That's happened a few times this year. Keeps me humble.

Since I follow the games on radio, it is kinda fun to hear how the different crowds sound. Cubs fans sound different than Reds or Dodger fans. Fans at Nats Park tend to be enthusiastic but polite. Phillies fans always seem to be on the verge of violence.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2019 09:02 AM (bmdz3)

234 Why has John Roberts not asked her to resign already? He's the one who allowed her to "work" from home.

Did you think I was the only one with the data?

Posted by: Zombie Jeffrey Epstein at August 24, 2019 09:03 AM (dzJ3R)

235 Is Barry selling his house in Chicago? In D.C.?

Sell? He's got a membership for life! Oh, you meant his 'home'...

Posted by: Man's Country at August 24, 2019 09:05 AM (Ibwur)

236 There is more real estate Barry has his eye on.Mar-A Lago would be the bitch buy.

Money doesn't buy happiness, Just ex-Presidents.


The lives of the rich and infamous with Robin Leach.

Posted by: saf at August 24, 2019 10:42 AM (5IHGB)

237 grifters extraordinaire, flaunting the wealth they pulled out of their voting base.most likely getting a deal like the one they got in Chicago from a crook. the seller is probably trying to buy some of that Teflon the grifters have so much of.

Posted by: obama truth /not at August 24, 2019 11:04 AM (0hOKG)

238 John Robert's knows what is coming with RBG's passing. He is kicking the can down the road. several times each day. How about that judge Obama nominated, that they crowed about all Kavanaugh day long. Just to watch them destroy someone they fought for just last year.

Posted by: running the SCOTUS in fear at August 24, 2019 11:08 AM (0hOKG)

239 thegatewaypundit.com/analysis justice ginsburgs bile duct stent a treatment typically used in advanced cases to provide end of life care


Democrats are justifiably afraid to actually enter the abode of their dark lord.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 24, 2019 11:09 AM (yQpMk)

240 Norbert Rillieux decedent of slaves died a rich man. Also made life sweeter

Posted by: tmitsss at August 24, 2019 12:59 PM (WYDJb)

Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The ONT Of Life

The cops in Gotham are....not smart.

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Related: We finally know where Gotham is:



Fitting Headline

New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Surprisingly, the article is about nature and not Congress.

The Photographs Of Henryk Ross

Thread



Food For Thought


We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed


Interesting article about the role of Christianity in the founding of this country, one that I mostly agree with. Broadly speaking (and sometimes narrowly), if you show me a national problem we're dealing with, it can pretty easily be traced back to abandoning traditional Christian values. Note: this does not mean that everyone has to be a Christian, but I believe that a society based upon traditional Christian values (what we called American values up until the mid-20th century) works better than one that doesn't. “Wives obey your husbands, husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church” is a pretty good basis for a marriage no matter what religion both spouses follow. I'll let y'all argue about the “obey” hot potato in the comments, but remember it's a dual instruction. Whatever parameters you put on obey should be considered in light of the equally binding charge to the husband that he be willing to lay down his life for the wife. Somehow that part always gets left out by the feminists.

Related: LGBT Activists Vilify Pastor Arrested For Enacting Plot Of Celebrated Gay Movie Ephebophilia for me but not for thee.

And Christian preacher interrupts Drag Queen Story Time, drops some TRUTH on parents and children! I bookmarked this yesterday, intending to go back and watch the video today, but surprise, surprise, YouTube has removed it. If anyone knows where it can be found, link it in the comments.

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Remember the brothers video with the baseball bat a few weeks back? It's not like sisters are a walk in the park either.



Saddest thing about this is that it proves I've reached a certain age, because my initial reaction was “Wow, mom's kinda hot”. Love the look on her face too.


Sometimes I Wish I Lived In England


Because then I could use the c word for people like this.


Homeless UK Immigrant Complains About Free Container Homes


She's getting ripped to shreds in the comments, BTW. The article reveals that she's been a leech for 20 years

Related: USCIS Chief: Paul Ryan Wanted Illegal Immigration, Ran a ‘Chamber of Commerce Congress’


3 Slices Of America, Please


Who Wrote "America the Beautiful"?

The left’s vile smear of America’s founding

Is It True That 'Getting Killed by Police Is a Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men,' as the LA Times Claims?

Tonight's ONT is brought to you by arms dealers:

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The Yahoo Group thinks we should all give that girl a hand.

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1 NO way.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:51 PM (dUJdY)

2 HA!!! First again. Twice this week.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (dUJdY)

3 Yes, way.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (qJeBn)

4

Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

5 Happy Friday night everyone!!

Posted by: Jmel at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (Dhqc5)

6 We should be grateful that our National Conversation is being carefully curated by the 26 year-old snots at YouTube.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (amw5z)

7 That Lauren has a very disarming smile

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (xkSJa)

8 wishing Miley a swift recovery. I know the feeling (back of scalp and neck in my case)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (ykYG2)

9 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.

oh no!!! how bad is it?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

10 Evening Horde.

I miss Janice.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (jeefx)

11 No, way I'm this early for an ONT!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (f9A2A)

12 7 That Lauren has a very disarming smile
Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (xkSJa)

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A lady like that is not easily stumped.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:57 PM (amw5z)

13 > Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.

Sorry to hear that. The late Mrs. Borgia had a round of that, and it's just miserable.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 09:58 PM (cB5if)

14 @ publius.... all the prayers, and the best to your Miley for a rapid recovery.

Let us know if she needs emergency Bourbon rations?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 09:58 PM (QzJWU)

15 My house had shingles. That was back in Scrotum, my home town.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (MLJ+L)

16 Miley has shingles? I hear that is terrible.

I'll call her tomorrow.

Give her my love.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

17 What is an arm?

Just another thing to get in the way.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (Z+IKu)

18 Insane Clown Posse? Pffft!

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner Posse at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (Bgx7w)

19 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

Wow, hoping for comfort and a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (f9A2A)

20 I read Lauren's listing. She got a very nice review from the shark.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (amw5z)

21

Leave your Junkalone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (aKsyK)

22 So my friend Nate has a new video up on today's pallid replacements for the powerful virtues of old: Weak Virtues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jj7yaflpQc

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 23, 2019 10:01 PM (m05Ra)

23 Erev tov morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:01 PM (EZebt)

24 The essay I had trouble with was the "1519 project" essay mooted earlier.

I don't think Cortez / Cortes (spelling in the 1500s was, I suspect, as loose in Spain as it was in England) had any real notion that he was abolishing Aztec human sacrifices. I think Cortes was a sorry little figurehead who spent his whole time in New Spain being used.

source : Matthew Restall's When Montezuma Met Cortes.

The Spanish had some genocidal bastards (Alvarado) and Catholic bigots (de Landa) in their train. Cortes, to his credit, was neither. But he was also something of a b!tch. So when some of those genocidaires and bigots showed up - and there were plenty of those on the indigenous side as well - Cortes rolled with the punches.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (ykYG2)

25 Shingles can present itself it different ways. Mr. Jewells has had it 3 times and every time it was just a localized intense pain in his upper back.. with maybe a few tiny scabby looking things. Other people get the sores everywhere and the pain is awful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

26 4

Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

Tile or asphalt?

Seriously - best wishes for her to feel better soon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

27
The breakout is on her left front side. She's having the "shooting/stabbing" pains, and they're following the nerve back around her back.

We got her to the doc this afternoon. The rash had popped up a couple of days ago, and we thought it was just some sort of insect bite. But the shooting pains and very tender skin told a different story.

They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NMAzL)

28 I decided to change the order of my names, and eventually the parenthesized part is going away for good.

And before you say it, GTFO of here with the "DON'T YOU FORCE ME INTO YOUR PSYCHOTIC DELUSIONS!!!" bullshit.

I don't need it, and it just reflects poorly on anybody indignant enough to peacock about it.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:03 PM (vmRc0)

29 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (ykYG2)

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Cortez was a humanitarian compared to the Pizarro brothers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (amw5z)

30 reminder to all [well, over 5O] - get the shingles vaccine. If you've already had the old one [zostavax], still get the new one [shingrix, series of 2 shots].


All the usual caveats and exemptions apply for allergies and individual conditions and beliefs that vaccines are a plot of the space aliens and the Council on Foreign Relations.


But at least look into it. Mostly avoidable/preventable if you had chicken pox, haven't had shingles. Mostly.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (QDnY+)

31 Clowncare for All if you elect me.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (MLJ+L)

32 Good Evening Horde
Happy Friday!

Posted by: wing at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (JFzNN)

33 A prayer for a speedy and complete recovery for miley

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EZebt)

34 They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NMAzL)


Ah damn.. bless her heart. I mean that in a nice way. Sending prayers up for her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

35
They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at


Oh poor Miley! I'm sending up a prayer for her.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

36 Hope you beat the shingles so badly they avoid your entire neighborhood in the future, Miley.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:06 PM (amw5z)

37 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.
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Yeah, not fun. Ask me how I know this.

Tell her I can empathize. Upside: The scars, if one has them, give you bragging rights, of a sort.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (CDGwz)

38 Tonight's ONT is brought to you by arms dealers:

Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dzJ3R)

39 Ladyl!! {{hugs}}

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

40 Remember when Louis Farrakhan pointed out that America was built on slavery? When he said that the Washington Monument was 555 feet tall because when you put a 1 in front of 555 you get 1555, which is the year that SLAVES started to be brought in to America?

No?

Good! Because it never happened.

Now prepare to be schooled/trolled on PROJECT 1619!!!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (jh17W)

41 Clowncare for All if you elect me.
Posted by: Joe Biden

Will it cover inserting a horn past the point of no return? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (mOcZx)

42
I hope the acyclovir will start knocking it back. It's getting worse. She couldn't sleep last night. It was too uncomfortable to lie in the bed for too long.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (NMAzL)

43 Publius - Had Miley taken 'The Shot'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (xSo9G)

44 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius

Is she taking Acyclovir? It is effective at mitigating the symptoms of the Herpes virus and shortening the duration of the outbreak.
I had a bad case years ago, and it is very painful. I'm sure Miley feels lousy.
Take good care of her, as I'm sure you are.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (S6Pax)

45 The girl with one arm still has both boobs. Priorities!

Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (qAR6u)

46 A prayer for a speedy and complete recovery for miley

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EZebt)

Yes, and prayers up from here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

47 I like "genocidaire".


But BTH how dare you suggest that non-native Native American cultures, like every other group of humans ever known, everywhere, in the Stone age and before/after, engaged in conquest, slavery, even genocide.


"Where did the US Cavalry get their Indian scouts?"


Oh. Right.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (QDnY+)

48 hey, I *feel* for Cortes. He was a nobody in the Caribbean until Diego Velazquez (sp?) stuck him "in
charge" of a fleet full of Spanish pirates and sent the lot to Mexico. Mexico, at the time, I think we all agree, was a snakepit of Indian kingdoms all of whom REALLY wanted to massacre them some Aztecs, as the Aztecs had done to them.

Cortes survived all that, and even tried to learn the languages; and then was robbed of any opportunity to rule the place properly. In large part because of Velazquez, who was truly genocidal, back in Cuba.

Since Cortes was Catholic, I do hope his shade has done its time in Purgatory and is now in Heaven. [Not saying he should be a saint.]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (ykYG2)

49 Sorry, missed that Publius already said that Miley was taking Acyclovir.

Carry on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (S6Pax)

50 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (Bgx7w)

51 1619 and the United States --

Montana is a state.
Montana wore number 16.
Then Montana wore 19.

PROOF!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (jh17W)

52 >> Publius - Had Miley taken 'The Shot'?

No, but the funny thing is we were just talking about it a few weeks ago.

It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago. Now, with me, it's because of the immune suppressing crap I take for the RA. It always pops up on my forehead, and it did. Acyclovir will knock it back quickly.

But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (NMAzL)

53 re 'genocidaire'

The Algerian in me sometimes comes out.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

54 They have an injection for shingles that can cure/abate the shit (supposedly) if you get it w/in first 48-72 hours of symptons.

IIRC, it's from the chicken pox virus. There is a vaccine they offer now, but I don't know much about its efficacy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (qJeBn)

55 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (qAR6u)

56 One arm girl.

https://thechive.com/2017/09/15/lauren- duck-doesnt-give-a-fck-and-thats-why-we-love-her/

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (QwmrN)

57 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.
Posted by: davidt
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If they are cedar, it's not so bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (xSo9G)

58 Lauren's attitude makes me think like she should be a regular here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

59 Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?
Think so.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (jHoT+)

60 57 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.
Posted by: davidt

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The concrete tiles are the worst, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (amw5z)

61 It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago

ok wait.. I was told just the opposite, that it IS contagious.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

62 Wife got shingles on her face.. around her left eye..
Got her to the doc the same day and it was very mild after medication.
I immediately got the shingles vaccine and proceeded to get shingles 3 times over the next 4 years. very mild cases on my hips and legs..
It's nasty.. guy at work had a bad case.. even his shirt rubbing on it gave him pain for years..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (438dO)

63 I think the efficacy of the new vaccine is quite high. Thus the reco to get it, even if one already has had the old one.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (QDnY+)

64 Lauren's 2nd amendment right to bare (sic) arms has clearly been infringed. We should take her case to the Supreme Court. In order to make things right, SCOTUS needs to hand down a ruling that requires all gun control advocates to give up one of their arms. Preferably, using the most painful method possible.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (Xawuy)

65 New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Self identifying Congress will immediately declare it an endangered species and forbid Trump from draining the swamp.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (xj2l7)

66 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (qAR6u)

67 It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago. Now, with me, it's because of the immune suppressing crap I take for the RA. It always pops up on my forehead, and it did. Acyclovir will knock it back quickly.

But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.
Posted by: publius

It can be contagious if you actually touch the open Shingles sores, or you touch them and touch another person. After I had shingles, my now ex-wife and baby son (he's 25 now) both got chicken pox.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (S6Pax)

68 But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.
Posted by: publius
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I think she could make a case. You should pay reparations. It's only fair.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (CDGwz)

69
Yes, shingles is caused by herpes zoster, the chicken pox virus. When you're first exposed, you get the chicken pox.

Then, the virus goes dormant, but still alive in your nerves. When it decides to pop out again, that's shingles.

It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (NMAzL)

70
It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago



ok wait.. I was told just the opposite, that it IS contagious.

Posted by: Jewells45
It is not contagious.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (438dO)

71 Good evening all

Prayers Up for Miley

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (IDhUW)

72 Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?
Think so.
Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (jHoT+)


And a one hit wonder.
If you are into the Tinder thing.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 23, 2019 10:15 PM (1g7ch)

73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (3Dsnb)

74 It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (NMAzL)


I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

75 Missing an arm has to make it tricky to put on and take off a bra.

I would be only happy to help Lauren with that.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

76 Is the shingles vaccine worth it?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

77 Friend long friend time, long long time, friend.

Ime-Tay iend-frey ong-lay.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (MLJ+L)

78 It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

ah..okay that makes sense.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

79 Didn't Ace have a bad case of the shelves once?

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks... at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (EgshT)

80 Hrothgar, consult a doc, but generally - yes. The vaccine is for those who've had chicken pox. As publius, said, shingles is a later attack by the virus that's still with you after chicken pox.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (QDnY+)

81 The tweets in the holocaust thread didn't disappoint.


Went in wondering how many before a Trump reference.


Uh huh

Posted by: Ha at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (MAstk)

82 Hi Morons! I'm sorry to lay this great big stinking rotten egg here. I know I've given you EVERY reason to despise me, and have no right to post this lament here.

I don't have any IRL friends left. I HATE PEOPLE so fucking much. The world is ALL fucking LIES and IGNORANCE now, and I feel like there's something really really HORRIBLE going to happen really really soon. There is no truth, there is no reason or logic, and there is no trust. NOTHING remains.

I read scripture, but I have no faith, and I just don't have it in me to do what the Lord tells me to do. I can't bring myself to LOVE monsters and liars and ignorant people, like the Lord wants me to. I cannot love a MONSTER like Dylann Roof. I cannot love a LIAR like Maxine Waters. I cannot love an IGNORAMUS like Bernie Sanders. Can you? How? PLEASE do not tell me "Love the sinner, hate the sin." I will NOT believe you!! If I got to heaven, and Jesus introduced me to Dylann Roof, I'd head right for the elevators, and hit the DOWN button. No, actually, I'd pry the door open and swan-dive down the fucking shaft.

I'm pretty sure God means to destroy us very soon, just like He's destroyed so many other evil societies in the past, so my prayers feel insincere, and actually insulting to God.

You guys still have faith in Trump. I don't know how many of you were around here during W. ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT. It's futile to put trust and faith in people. I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

83 65 New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Self identifying Congress will immediately declare it an endangered species and forbid Trump from draining the swamp.
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Heh

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (IDhUW)

84 I don't remember if I had chicken pox or not. I think I did. I KNOW I had measles because mom kept the room real dark and I ate chicken soup for what seemed like an etenity.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

85 >> Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

It's recommended for seniors, what the age is now, I don't know. But when you get 29 and stay there for about 20 years or so, it's a good idea.

Shingles occurs more often in the over 29 crowd.

Seriously, it's over 50 I think when the probability starts rising.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (NMAzL)

86 > Missing an arm has to make it tricky to put on and take off a bra.

Maybe that explains why she doesn't appear to be wearing one. :-)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (cB5if)

87 I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar..........
If your insurance covers it.. OR.. if you can afford it... It IS a very good idea..
The pain and suffering of a bout of shingles is well worth the price. If you get it after the shot, it is mild and goes away in a few days.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (438dO)

88

{{{Jewells!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

89
I looked it up. The recommended age is now 50, and that's for the newer vaccine. The old vaccine was 60 and above.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (NMAzL)

90 > ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT.

Trump delivered more in his first year in office than W delivered in 8.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (cB5if)

91 rhomboid

Thanks, I'll talk to my dr!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (BiNEL)

92 82 Hi Morons! I'm sorry to lay this great big stinking rotten egg here. I know I've given you EVERY reason to despise me, and have no right to post this lament here.

I don't have any IRL friends left. I HATE PEOPLE so fucking much. The world is ALL fucking LIES and IGNORANCE now, and I feel like there's something really really HORRIBLE going to happen really really soon. There is no truth, there is no reason or logic, and there is no trust. NOTHING remains.

I read scripture, but I have no faith, and I just don't have it in me to do what the Lord tells me to do. I can't bring myself to LOVE monsters and liars and ignorant people, like the Lord wants me to. I cannot love a MONSTER like Dylann Roof. I cannot love a LIAR like Maxine Waters. I cannot love an IGNORAMUS like Bernie Sanders. Can you? How? PLEASE do not tell me "Love the sinner, hate the sin." I will NOT believe you!! If I got to heaven, and Jesus introduced me to Dylann Roof, I'd head right for the elevators, and hit the DOWN button. No, actually, I'd pry the door open and swan-dive down the fucking shaft.

I'm pretty sure God means to destroy us very soon, just like He's destroyed so many other evil societies in the past, so my prayers feel insincere, and actually insulting to God.

You guys still have faith in Trump. I don't know how many of you were around here during W. ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT. It's futile to put trust and faith in people. I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

And y'all think I'm crazy...

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)

93 I think Bartolome de las Casas' writing of "History of the Indies" would be the true New World project. Call it the 1561 Project.

That man should be hailed as a saint.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

94 We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed
***

Verdict: True.

Before the rise of the Newest Left I was a live and let live kind of guy.

Now those people I wanted to let do their thing want to throw me in prison for not believing a man in a dress is a woman, let alone wanting to have sex with "her".


Either we will pull society back to sanity, soon, or the Gods of the Copybook Headings are going to do it for us...in a very unpleasant manner.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

95 Sorry to hear about Miley having shingles. My little sister had those as a kid and they were NOT fun.

My grandmother saying within earshot that if the rash formed a ring around her midsection, she would die, was not particularly helpful.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (2PXwn)

96 I heard you can get shingles from a dirty toilet seat.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstien at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (Bgx7w)

97 Hey everybody.

Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

It's not too late to get a flyer with all the pertinent information! Just email me at at the address provided above!

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

98 73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.
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Nice paraphrasing.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (IDhUW)

99 69 Yes, shingles is caused by herpes zoster, the chicken pox virus. When you're first exposed, you get the chicken pox.

Then, the virus goes dormant, but still alive in your nerves. When it decides to pop out again, that's shingles.


Mine decided to pop out 3 years ago in my eyeball. Very expensive to treat. Now I'm taking Valocyclovir in a suppressant dosage. Seems to be working.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (qJeBn)

100 I thought bras, like pants, were optional on the ONT?

Isn't that in the official bylaws of Aos?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (WdocV)

101 94 We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed
***

Verdict: True.

Before the rise of the Newest Left I was a live and let live kind of guy.

Now those people I wanted to let do their thing want to throw me in prison for not believing a man in a dress is a woman, let alone wanting to have sex with "her".


Either we will pull society back to sanity, soon, or the Gods of the Copybook Headings are going to do it for us...in a very unpleasant manner.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

102 I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.
Posted by: gp


Well, that's cheery.

I feel better already.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (S6Pax)

103 Chi-Town Jerry

Thanks to you as well, sounds like it's gonna be shot season very shortly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

104 A moral Batman would use a gun. And often.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (WdocV)

105 Was just perusing through the refrigerator.

I don't know if I've shared, but I had a sister who's going through some hard times move in.

She enjoys imbibing from time to time, but doesn't make much money, so oftentimes she buys the "off brands."

I had no idea there was a whisky made by Dack Janiels...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

106 79 Didn't Ace have a bad case of the shelves once?
Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks...


Yes. It was nearly fatal.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

107 She has two of what I lingered on, scrolling on by.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (LxTcq)

108 Everyone should look into it themselves/consult a doc, but yes, the vaccine is highly recommended [no downside] - and the new one is considered highly effective.


While you're at it, depending on your location/lifestyle/work etc, review your vaccinations, and consider that thanks to Wonderful Vibrant Diversity [i.e., no border, nearly collapsed system of public health WRT incoming migrants, at least the illegal ones], vaccines long not recommended for adults are ..... back!


DPT [pertussis is the "P"], vs. DT, for example. There may be others.


Think of it as a form of historical re-enacting. Thanks to the idiocy of the political class, and the electorate, we now get to deal with public health problems that until recently you could only read about from the past.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

109 A guy I worked with at my last job got shingles a few years ago. He was 26 or 27 at the time. So it's possible if you're younger, it's just more likely as you get older.

Posted by: BigZesty at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (IcXnp)

110 > If your insurance covers it.. OR.. if you can afford it... It IS a very good idea..

Looks like Walgreens is charging $181.99 for the new stuff.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (cB5if)

111
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

Take a deep breath.....and again.....maybe ask Jack Straw for some of his stash.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

112 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru)


I think any fate of the individual is between that person and the Creator.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

When Jesus said that, he was looking at his Mother out of the corner of his eye, as she was casually hefting a stone.
Okay, is that true?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (S6Pax)

113 Wait, so now I have to get my Dip-Tet, like that baby in Raising Arizona?

Posted by: Splunge at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (ed8K1)

114 Take a deep breath.....and again.....maybe ask Jack Straw for some of his stash.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

He bogarts like a mofo.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

115 ...And y'all think I'm crazy...

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)



Shut 'er down, Horde.

The thread has been won, even before the 100th comment.

*hands AoS Cardboard Membership to Allie*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (QzJWU)

116 Thanks to the idiocy of the political class, and the electorate, we now get to deal with public health problems that until recently you could only read about from the past.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

Who are we to eradicate a naturally occurring viral "species"? Give evolution a fighting chance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

117 He bogarts like a mofo.
Posted by: Insomniac


Roll another one

Just like the other one

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (S6Pax)

118
Yes, shingles in the eye is a big problem. That's the trouble with me and the forehead outbreaks. If it gets in your eye, well, it's not too good.

Another complication is "postherpetic neuralgia", where the pain persists -- nerve damage, for months or years after the original outbreak.

And the worst of that is again, when it involves facial nerves, which is "tic douloureux" or trigeminal neuralgia.

That is *severe* facial pain, causing you to wince and contort your face. It's torture.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (NMAzL)

119 Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.
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I hope you all have a great time. Thanks for giving the Horde an opportunity to meet in real life, Steve.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (IDhUW)

120 Publius is correct, again - 5O and over has been the standard recommended age to get shingles vaccine. Remains so, I think. Got the first of the 2-shot series recently.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (QDnY+)

121 I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)


Well, that's pleasant. Think I'll check out what's on the idiot box.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (qJeBn)

122 I actually taught on Cortes and the events of 1519 and so on in class today. Made sure to lay heavy emphasis on the point that "yeah, Cortes would never have overthrown the Aztecs without the help of all those Indian allies who hated the crap out of Tenochtitlan for dragging their people off for human sacrifices." Hopefully that'll stick with them, though who knows. They're almost all impressionable college freshmen.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (2PXwn)

123 Dylann Roof was a broken little kid whom Satan induced to inflict horror. I don't love him but I pity him.

As for gp (and Allie) : if you think we all deserve judgement, are you so much different from Dylann Roof, who believed that his targets deserved judgement ... ?

Except that Roof put his beliefs into action.

I've tried that 'putting my beliefs into action' thing in my own way, and that thing hurt the person I was trying to hurt, so that person got what he deserved. That person being me.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (ykYG2)

124 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (QzJWU)


You win, I was still doing the

*types

*deletes* thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

125 Who are we to eradicate a naturally occurring viral "species"? Give evolution a fighting chance!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

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I say any organism that can't synthesize its own proteins doesn't deserve the title of organism at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (amw5z)

126 A moral Batman would use a gun. And often.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (WdocV)

True. He could save a high number of people by shooting the Joker the first time he sees him. And a slightly smaller high number the second time he sees him, with total moral clarity.

This Spiderverse movie is extremely well animated.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (LxTcq)

127 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
***

If things keep going the way they are? First exclusion from society. No jobs, no social connections, no public life for anyone that doesn't sign on with the left's agenda. And that agenda will get more and more extreme.


Then comes the official government condemnation, profess what the government tells you to or prison. "Bigotry", which will include Christianity and basically what was considered normal views on sexuality circa 1992 will be banned.


And at that point either we see a violent reaction "Revolutionary War 2.0" OR we get Big Brother. Who will likely imprison the common people for all the antics the left celebrates now anyway.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (WdocV)

128 Hey everybody.

Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

It's not too late to get a flyer with all the pertinent information! Just email me at at the address provided above!

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

I hope you all have a great time!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)

129 Seriously - best wishes for her to feel better soon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

130 okay i misunderstood Allie's comment, so, I retract that, and apologise / ask forgiveness

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (ykYG2)

131 So it's possible if you're younger, it's just more likely as you get older.

Posted by: BigZesty at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM

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My son got them when he was 24.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (qJeBn)

132 gp @ 82 --

You can become an Internet troll like me. Sure, no one ever has anything nice to say to you, but you get to CHANGE THE WORLD and stuff. It's a good way to channel negativity.

Besides, God isn't going to exact any big-time wrath any time soon. Think about it: Climate change will get us in the next 10 years, if racism doesn't kill us all sooner. And forget about Dylann Roof, for cryin' outs.

The AoSHQ is kind of my trolling "turf" but you can have at it here for a few posts. (Just this once!) Sports is the latest thing we're tarnishing beyond recognition. If you want to take my Project 1619 / Joe Montana commenet and run with it, maybe point out how the greatest quarterback ever couldn't win a title with a Native American symbol on his helmet because RASICM!!!

(Don't forget the caps and the exclamation points, and try not to overdo the misspelled words.)

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (jh17W)

133 Apropos of nothing, Just had a really good Lamb Gyro.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (S7X0F)

134 AK and Evasive, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

135 The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

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When it says "Liverpool Pathway" you should start worrying.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (amw5z)

136 without the help of all those Indian allies who hated the crap out of
Tenochtitlan for dragging their people off for human sacrifices."

***

Did you also get into how the Spanish brought smallpox to Mexico...accidentally. And how much that helped them in conquering the locals?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (WdocV)

137 Dr T, good on 'ya. The brainwashing is broad but shallow. I've seen just a bit of reality spark great interest in some young'ins. Of course only in those inclined to think and explore, not just absorb/consume.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (QDnY+)

138
{{{Miley!!!}}}

Get well, dahlin!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

139 Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

Did I miss an announcement?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

140 Over 100 comments on the board and no Michelle Fields comments? Who are you people? What have you done to the posters?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (8AONa)

141 Diogenes, this evening I was in a Bed Bath & Beyond for reasons. My wife did not want to shop there today. That datum is of grave concern to me, but I went in anyway.

The cashier was significantly shorter than me in height. However, the open display of very large tracts of land was disconcerting. She had an open top, liked to bend over, and they were very large and real. That analysis is based on my scientific study of giggling and harmonic motion in Si-breasts and non-Si breasts.

I was able to maintain eye contact when needed.

I just had one thought as I saw this young, too-heavy college age student ring up my order.

One thought.

Is her grandmother widowed?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (u82oZ)

142 The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

They're often associated with each other but not exclusively.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

143 I hope you all have a great time!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)


Hmm, a bunch of morons meeting in real life, what could possibly go wrong?
Seriously, I expect that a truly great time will be had by all attendees! Too bad the OPSEC requirements preclude video tape!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

144
I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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My opinion, yes. Nothing to lose, and everything to gain. I call it a no-brainer.

Those who have never had shingles have no standing to argue against it, in my opinion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (CDGwz)

145 Posted by: gp

Firstly, take a deep breath and stop with the elevated cortisol. It's not good for you and things have been worse (Black Plague, for example).
Secondly, we're commanded to love our neighbor, not like him. Sometimes, loving someone means being harsh, but not out of a spirit of malice. Also, baby steps, start with family and people in close physical proximity. Think of faith like kaizen rather an overnight 180.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 23, 2019 10:33 PM (mOcZx)

146 OOPS. Top heavy. She was. Oh my, yes she was.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

147 Too bad the OPSEC requirements preclude video tape!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

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Any photographer gets the Barzini treatment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (amw5z)

148 Off no-hoper also-ran sock.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (mOcZx)

149 The release orders say "palliative care" ...
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In my youth, I often sought palliative care in the aftermath of a broken heart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (CDGwz)

150 7th inning stretch at Oneok field. Driller hung close thru 6, got hammered for 6 runs top of 7th.

Here celebrating wife's bday.

Hope y'all are having a good evening!

Posted by: tbodie at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (sMMcg)

151 Nobody poisoned a WD ONT except WD. WTF is going on?!?!?

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (QwmrN)

152 Great ONT, WeirdDave, and great ONTs always, MisHum.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (l9m7l)

153 Did you also get into how the Spanish brought smallpox to Mexico...accidentally. And how much that helped them in conquering the locals?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (WdocV)

A bit. I mainly mentioned that they weren't trying to start biological warfare, because they didn't understand how infection worked back then, so they didn't intend to genocide the natives.

I think the best approach to talking about something like the conquest of the New World is to treat both sides like actual people. Both were a mix of good and bad, not abstractions.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (2PXwn)

154 I've been told that there is sufficient vaccine for the first dose, but not the second. You can't count on getting the second does within the prescribed time.

Has anyone else heard that?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

155 In my youth, I often sought palliative care in the aftermath of a broken heart.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (CDGwz)

Booze.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

156 publius, I am so sorry you got shingles on your face. The first time I was 19, and it went into my eye and ear. I just had a bout last May, and it went to the exact same places. Chronic ear pain because it damaged the aural nerve. It's not much fun.

If you can get the shingles vaccine, TAKE it.

Posted by: Moki at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (mFoNl)

157 Well she IS quite disarming.

In other less inspiring news, I am surrounded by people who think Shrillary would have been a wonderful president.

What the actual fuck gets into people?

Posted by: Halfwise at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (kLxSO)

158 82 Hi Morons!...
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

That reminds me. When we re-elect Trump, let's adopt a new slogan at the subsequent rallies,
viz.
"Make America Not a Bunch Whiny Little Bitches Again"

Carry on.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (Xawuy)

159 NaCly, BB and B is one of our favorite ..... food stores. World Market, same company now, so select locations have a small food/wine/beer section. But excellent selection of high-end ingredients/snacks, and craft beers.


But the only reason it's a favorite is the discount coupon thing. When they have what we want, it knocks enough off to make the price equal to house brand/big store, but quality is better. Just occasionally drop by, location is convenient, but it's become a beer source.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (QDnY+)

160 18-1, smallpox might not actually have killed as many Mesoamericans as was claimed. Directly.

It did disfigure the survivors, and it certainly demoralised the rest of them. Demoralisation means suicides and fewer children being born.

The biggest direct killer of Mesoamericans was the cocolitzi. I'd heard this one was paratyphoid.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)

161 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)

162 The cashier was significantly shorter than me in height.

I think most people are significantly shorter than you I mean I'm almost 5'9 and had to bend my head UP to look at you. You... you tall person.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:38 PM (dUJdY)

163 137 Dr T, good on 'ya. The brainwashing is broad but shallow. I've seen just a bit of reality spark great interest in some young'ins. Of course only in those inclined to think and explore, not just absorb/consume.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (QDnY+)


Thanks rhomboid. It's only been a week, but these kids seem fairly interested in the material, stopping to ask questions quite a bit. That may or may not last; I'd be happy just to counter the leftist indoctrination a bit.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:38 PM (2PXwn)

164 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

165 rhomboid

Not the case here. Independent stores have a strong presence in this college town.

Normally I do not go there because of the excessive fragrance or potpourri miasma.

Give me acetone or ethyl acetate or diethyl ether any day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (u82oZ)

166 NaCly still planning a visit to KC??

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

167 123 As for gp (and Allie) : if you think we all deserve judgement, are you so much different from Dylann Roof, who believed that his targets deserved judgement ... ?

Except that Roof put his beliefs into action.

I've tried that 'putting my beliefs into action' thing in my own way, and that thing hurt the person I was trying to hurt, so that person got what he deserved. That person being me.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (ykYG2)

I don't. Not anymore. I got to a point where I couldn't lie about who I was anymore just so people wouldn't sneer at me and verbally shit on me.

And I know a lot of people aren't OK with that. But I have to be my own person, not other people's expectations that make me miserable.

Suffering may be part of God's plan, but I'm hoping He'll understand that I just can't have that be my entire life.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (vmRc0)

168 A bit. I mainly mentioned that they weren't trying to start biological
warfare, because they didn't understand how infection worked back then,
so they didn't intend to genocide the natives.

***

Oh I meant specifically how a Spaniard with smallpox ended up in Mexico.

My memory is that Cortés went to Mexico against the wishes of the Spanish governor of Cuba. The governor sent an army after Cortés into Mexico.

Cortés persuaded this army that there was more glory and riches to be had in Mexico then there were in dragging him back to Cuba and...ended up with the army he needed due to the governor's opposition.

One of the soldiers sent to stop him though had come down with smallpox though...and it was this vector that led to Cortés spreading the disease (again unknowingly).



Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (WdocV)

169 Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

We will all pay for our sins, in this life or the next.

Standing next to these depraved assholes, I am a saint by comparison. I may not have made the cut in saner times, but I have resisted the foul impulses of this era, and that has to count for something.

I do not intend to sit idly by and be swept away by anything. Soon, this pregnant pause in time will be over, and the time for conversation will be past.

Have courage. Our enemies are desperate and panicked, they would not be so desperate and panicked if things were going well for them, now would they?

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (O4K4J)

170 The supplies of shingrix are tight because the entire 5O+ population is recommended to have it [including those who already had the old one], it's sort of new, so I assume there's a short term squeeze that will fade over time. The 2nd shot is 2 - 5 months later, I assume/think any place administering it will put you on the list such that you'll get it within the time frame.


I waited about 4 months to get the 1st shot [pharmacy of large grocery chain].



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (QDnY+)

171 Jewells45

You are a tall drink of water. I have had some settling as I got older.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:42 PM (u82oZ)

172 Got a notice that my Jewells order shipped today. Now that I have bought a couple safely, I can say, Jewells, that you are way undercharging. Your works are gorgeous and well worth...well, more than I can pay.

I can promise you that they will be presented to someone worthy of your abilities...though that may take many years, perhaps a lifetime or two. Or maybe a legacy! Which might start a film series run....

Jewells, have your people contact my people and get them to talk.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

173 That analysis is based on my scientific study of giggling and harmonic motion in Si-breasts and non-Si breasts.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM


Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (DMUuz)

174 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!
***

Sorry, you only get the please ban me now functionality if you pay for AoS prime.


Also, you can skip all the Yoko One posts.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (WdocV)

175 73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.

Shorter Fr. L: Men make the world safe for women, women make the world beautiful for men.

Posted by: Sal at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (2qCi9)

176 "I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away"

If you've seen the (original) movie "Carrie" -- remember the scene where Carrie comes home after the incident in the girls locker room, and when her mother finds out what happened (that Carrie got her period for the first time) she starts reading from a book called "The Sins of Woman" and ranting about how "Eve was weak" and menstruation is a curse, etc.? Well, anymore, in my darker moments, especially after spending way too much time online reading about the latest feminazi outrages, I find myself wondering if maybe Carrie's mom was right and women really are cursed and evil ... and I'm a woman.

Posted by: Secret Square at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (9WuX0)

177 160 18-1, smallpox might not actually have killed as many Mesoamericans as was claimed. Directly.

It did disfigure the survivors, and it certainly demoralised the rest of them. Demoralisation means suicides and fewer children being born.

The biggest direct killer of Mesoamericans was the cocolitzi. I'd heard this one was paratyphoid.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)


I'm not an expert in the historical spread of diseases, but forms of typhoid were definitely a big killer in North America. It's believed that typhoid nearly took down Massasoit (he of the First Thanksgiving and all that), except the Pilgrims recognized the symptoms and were able to treat them.

I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't know for sure.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (2PXwn)

178 Alright, I guess I should have know copying the correct Spanish spelling of Cortez's name was going to make minx barf.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (WdocV)

179 The Spanish might have inadvertently spread smallpox in Mesoamerica. But my understanding is that "interacting" with the native women and then returning back to Spain is what introduced syphilis to Europe.

So it's not as if the Spaniards didn't get smacked right back in the bio-warfare department.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (Fp6vo)

180 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

Oh you are so kind! Thank you!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

181 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)

It means Barr cares about Barr, the Epstein death happened when he was in charge, someone must pay. The coup happened pre Barr, mistakes were made,change procedures...

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (f9A2A)

182 @177

Yes, syphillis went from the Americas back to Europe.

I don't think anything else went in that direction though.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (S7X0F)

183 Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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You're complaining?
*pulls cover off of Babbage difference engine*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (CDGwz)

184 Jewells45

I am in discussion daily with my wife on the trip. She is a tad tired after our vacation, and is not committing to a September trip. Yet.

My guess is that is the 28th and 29th is the weekend we go.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

185
I waited about 4 months to get the 1st shot [pharmacy of large grocery chain].



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (QDnY+)


Thank you, Rhomboid!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

186
Yes, syphillis went from the Americas back to Europe.

I don't think anything else went in that direction though.
Posted by: Radical Centrist
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We got the clap, they got whiskey.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

187 I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America
to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't
know for sure.
***

I've heard that as well, but it is complicated I believe.

There seems to be signs of syphilis Europe before 1492, but a MUCH more virulent version spread with the Spanish armies in the 1500s.


So....was the disease on both continents? (YOU NAUGHTY VIKINGS!) or were there two similar diseases on both?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (WdocV)

188 Radical Centrist

Potatoes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

189 I have had some settling as I got older.

That was only what.. 2 years ago? Doubt you have settled THAT much. And I will admit.. I'm not 5'9 anymore. I'm 5'81/2.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (dUJdY)

190 Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Just sayin....

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (QwmrN)

191 @182 I don't think anything else went in that direction though.

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Far, far too much gold did. Though from our point of view, that's primarily of interest if you've got some familiarity with how economics and inflation work.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (Fp6vo)

192 Also, you can skip all the Yoko One posts.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM


This


should not be allowed.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Associationists, Terran System Synods at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (DMUuz)

193 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

No! I enjoy your posts, you have a unique perspective!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (f9A2A)

194 Well, anymore, in my darker moments, especially after spending way too much time online reading about the latest feminazi outrages, I find myself wondering if maybe Carrie's mom was right and women really are cursed and evil ... and I'm a woman.

Posted by: Secret Square at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (9WuX0)

There is no curse, any doubts you have are because we are surrounded by a storm of fraud and deception. Know yourself and ignore the rest, it's all vexation and vanity.

Learn to spot and ignore the emotional manipulations they are attempting, and shut your ears to them.

We are being gaslighted. They are trying to make us think we are crazy, to scare us into silence.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (O4K4J)

195 188
Radical Centrist



Potatoes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (u82oZ)


And tomatoes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (Bgx7w)

196 My guess is that is the 28th and 29th is the weekend we go.

Perfect. I'm free that weekend.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (dUJdY)

197 Here ya' go:

Americapox- the missing plague
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYh5WACqEk

Posted by: Sal at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (2qCi9)

198 Radical Centrist

Potatoes.
Posted by: NaCly
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Tomatoes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (CDGwz)

199 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp
________

You're BANNED!

Posted by: Joe's Produce at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (jh17W)

200 Syphilis spread into Spain from a vector from Calabria, when the Spanish men were away conquering the New World. The Calabrian vector is known only by the name 'Paolo'.

It is known.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (ykYG2)

201 Dr T until a while ago I'd lecture a friend's foreign policy/national security class once a semester. Upper division undergrad. Mix of encouraging and appalling experiences. But the real jaw-droppers were grading the tests [I'd help - port, cigars, out on his deck], and esp. his stories about students and what they'd come tell him in office hours.


First prof to make them think, first one not to preach, first one who actually had background/experience in his subject, first one to insist/help them write correctly. A lot of seniors among these cases. Major state university.


He was slowly squeezed out by the idiots in the department. He had [by far] the highest student ratings.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (QDnY+)

202 This is a weirdly uptight ONT. I recommend abstinence and yogurt enemas all around.

Posted by: John Kellogg at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (H5knJ)

203 One of the soldiers sent to stop him though had come down with smallpox though...and it was this vector that led to Cortes spreading the disease (again unknowingly).


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (WdocV)


Oh, I see what you mean. That's my recollection of events as well.

It's also my understanding (and I find this funny in a dark sort of way) that of the new army that joined up with Cortes, most of them died soon after. When they all marched back to Tenochtitlan, that was just before the Aztecs rose up and drove them out, and they had to swim across the lake to get away. The ones who'd been with Cortes from the beginning knew to travel light, but the newcomers plundered all they could first and when it came time to swim,....well.

I guess drowning beats being stretched out on an altar and having your heart cut out, though.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (2PXwn)

204 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)



The average internet crank was placing bets on how many hours Epstein had to live. The jail officials whose primary responsibility was to keep him alive had no clue he was at high risk... and planets aligned just so... and he just... died... and nobody else had anything to do with other than providing means and opportunity.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (1g7ch)

205 And potahtoes, and tomahtoes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (Bgx7w)

206 except the Pilgrims recognized the symptoms and were able to treat them.

***

The interrelations of the Europeans and the American Indians were very complex and it is sad that the left is trying to make that knowledge verboten.


My amusing fact of the day - the Iroquois introduced the Indian of Indian reservations. As successful warmongers they often had to decide what to do with defeated tribes and often moved those tribes to areas convenient for them. Of course in some cases they just plain exterminated their neighbors well.


As one non-Indian put it, "the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (WdocV)

207 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

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poast on a thread from last month.

#problemsolved

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (/e9Kb)

208 I did not get chicken pox as a kid but my siblings did. I gloated.

Karma got me. I got them when I was 29 it sucked. Then I got shingles at 49 that sucked much worse.

My siblings have never had shingles.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (xV6Pj)

209 178 Alright, I guess I should have know copying the correct Spanish spelling of Cortez's name was going to make minx barf.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (WdocV)

Heh. I got an error message after copypasting your comment and had to fix it to make it go through.

Damn hamsters.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:52 PM (2PXwn)

210 183 Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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You're complaining?
*pulls cover off of Babbage difference engine*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (CDGwz)
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This will get out of control. It will get out of control and we will be lucky to live through it!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:53 PM (IDhUW)

211
Damn hamsters.
Posted by: Dr. T
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Hampsters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (xSo9G)

212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

213 202 This is a weirdly uptight ONT. I recommend abstinence and yogurt enemas all around.
Posted by: John Kellogg at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (H5knJ

NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (QwmrN)

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (QwmrN)

214 38 Tonight's ONT is brought to you by arms dealers:

Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?

Posted by: t-bird

She's pretty, has a nice smile, and a fantastic set of tits. 4 out of 4.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (/Fmtj)

215 Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (/e9Kb)

Exactly
And if that doesn't work drop me an email

Posted by: Mis. Hum. Phone at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (lqKAY)

216 I guess drowning beats being stretched out on an altar and having your heart cut out, though.
***

And modern left educators will tell you that never happened, that it is all a myth, irrespective of all the evidence we have of it.


Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

They had a "holiday" they celebrated by sacrificing children. But the god they were sacrificed to, as a water based god, required tears - the more the better and based on the remains we've found...they were very good at their tasks.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (WdocV)

217 Good night all. I have a show tomorrow so gotta get some shut eye. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (dUJdY)

218 He was slowly squeezed out by the idiots in the department. He had [by far] the highest student ratings.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (QDnY+)


Figures. Having spent the last few years at a flagship institution, I have no doubt of that.

Any particularly hair-raising stories concerning his students? I'm only (almost) 29 and have already spent ample time banging my head against a wall.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (2PXwn)

219 Hello ONT my old friend...

I was in Vernon, NJ today, where I learned of the legend of Action Park.

An enclosed water slide with a complete loop where customers ended up with bloody noses. A wheeled ride with no brakes that shot down a concrete-and-fiberglass track. A freshwater pool with giant waves that required lifeguards to rescue over two dozen people a day. New Jersey's Action Park, which quickly became known as "Accident Park", had it all. It was arguably America's most dangerous water park...

One extreme example was the park's Alpine Slide, which has been described by an old Action Park regular as, "essentially a giant track to rip people's skin off that was disguised as a kid's ride."...

One of the park's most notable attractions was the Tidal Wave Pool, one of the first to open in the United States, which quickly became one of the most dangerous rides at the park. Nicknamed, "The Grave Pool," it was filled with fresh water, not sea water, which made patrons less buoyant and left strong swimmers and non-swimmers alike literally in over their heads as waves that could reach 40 inches at high blast. The 12 lifeguards on duty rescued, on average, 30 people a day on high-traffic weekends.


As part of the anything goes atmosphere no one cared about the drinking age. Doctors said nearly everyone they treated for injuries was inebriated, no matter what age. A guy got electrocuted on a kayak ride because there was a live wire in the water.


http://bit.ly/2zu3IdD

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fuK7c)

220 Fires up Cray - 2 on gov surplus from No Such Agency.

Output - Real!

Sorry, AmericanKestrel, Mike Hammer and Duncanthrax.

OK, I'm over it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

221 She's pretty, has a nice smile, and a fantastic set of tits. 4 out of 4.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (/Fmtj)

So 4 out of 10? I'm very confused by this grading scale.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:57 PM (QwmrN)

222 Shingles, small pox, heart sacrifice, drowning.... In the end it will be the math that gets us.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:57 PM (IDhUW)

223 Hampsters.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (xSo9G)


Hey, if that's the right spelling for you....

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:58 PM (2PXwn)

224 AmericanKestrel

If you understand probability, you don't fund the state lotteries.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (u82oZ)

225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

226 @216
And modern left educators will tell you that never happened, that it is all a myth, irrespective of all the evidence we have of it.


Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

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The Romans have a lot to do with the disappearance of human sacrifice in the Mediterranean. They occasionally engaged in a little of it themselves, but by and large they didn't like it and avoided it. And then they enforced that on everyone else in the region. It's worth noting that human sacrifice was one of the reasons why "Carthage delenda est!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (Fp6vo)

227 212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

Wife is in bed, but there are a few she has been checking out. I'll find out and let you know next time I see you.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (f9A2A)

228 The people in charge of the banning have been banned.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (oVJmc)

229 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1

Little known fact: Vikings were compulsive hand washers.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (mOcZx)

230 18-1, you speak of forbidden things.


It cannot be that the white-eye was simply the strongest tribe, being far ahead of the stone age, and thus prevailed - as the Iroquois and Huron and Apache and other competent aggressive tribes had dominated before the white-eye.


Or that the enslavement, slaughters, even genocides prior to the 17th century are beyond counting or knowing, by definition.


Nope, can't be that.





Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (QDnY+)

231 Well, I hope everyone hits the jackpot tonight.

May your dreams become reality, but only if they are good, probable dreams.

Kate Upton is married, so she is right out. But I bet her kid is cute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

232 224 AmericanKestrel

If you understand probability, you don't fund the state lotteries.
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Math is a weak area for me, and yet even I know not to throw my money away.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (IDhUW)

233 Goodnight all!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (f9A2A)

234 My memory is that the last example of Roman human sacrifice occurred right after the battle of Cannae.

Of course that battle was a shock to their system...


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (WdocV)

235 Bander, that park sounds awesome. Just needed firearms and explosives to complete the picture.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (QDnY+)

236 Bander, that park sounds awful!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

237 225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

the vikings left their smallpox blankets at home.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (V2Yro)

238 The Defunctland guy did an episode on Action Park

https://youtu.be/flkW-ceNvck

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (LxTcq)

239 235 Bander, that park sounds awesome. Just needed firearms and explosives to complete the picture.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (QDnY+)

236 Bander, that park sounds awful!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

Lol

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

240 The Vikings who came to the New World were from a small population where the Old World diseases had already run their courses out.

They had gone from Iceland to Greenland. Iceland itself does not support a huge population and Greenland, eventually, failed as a Norse colony.

So: no diseases.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (ykYG2)

241 Good night Evasive

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (IDhUW)

242 The cleavage is nice on that girl, but I question her fashion decision to go sleeveless.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (4QHtX)

243 If things keep going the way they are? First exclusion from society. No jobs, no social connections, no public life for anyone that doesn't sign on with the left's agenda. And that agenda will get more and more extreme.

You're already seeing loyalty oaths in academia - if you want to be hired or promoted, you have to sign a written commitment to "diversity". if you think that your university should simply hire the best people available, no academic career for you.

Columbia's English Literature department got some flak for not placing a single Ph.D. graduate in a tenure-track position, yet still admitting 18 new Ph.D. students into the program.

A Columbia professor explained that they couldn't cut back on the number of students admitted,,because that would hurt the department's "diversity" goals.

Translation: Columbia's "diversity" admits are terrible, so if Columbia only admitted "diversity" candidates, it would destroy what was left of the English Department's reputation.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 23, 2019 11:05 PM (I2/tG)

244 Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

They had a "holiday" they celebrated by sacrificing children. But the god they were sacrificed to, as a water based god, required tears - the more the better and based on the remains we've found...they were very good at their tasks.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (WdocV)

They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 11:05 PM (O4K4J)

245 Hey, if that's the right spelling for you....
Posted by: Dr. T
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It works for American University.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

246 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

247 @225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

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Probably a mix of a few things.

IIRC, the Vikings in the New World aren't believed to have interacted all that much with the locals (aside from exchanging arrows on occasion). So there was less opportunity for diseases to jump ethnicities. The colder climate probably helped. And the population confronting the Vikings was completely different from what the Spanish faced. The Spanish were working their way through heavily urbanized areas, with lots of people per square mile. The Vikings were living in a much more sparsely settled area, where infecting one local didn't necessarily mean that a thousand others would be exposed by the end of the day.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (Fp6vo)

248 In all seriousness, the Vikings were always a relatively small group of persons, on the fringes of society, and the ones that went to American were hardly in contact with the mainstream of Euroasian society. The Conquistadores and such were often scraped out of the teeming cities on the Mediterranean coast, port cities which would have been exposed to every disease on the Eurasion continent.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (V2Yro)

249 'Not a joke': Biden claims he was accused of being gay in 1972 for supporting women's rights

by Carlin Becker August 23, 2019 10:09 PM

Joe Biden told a crowd in New Hampshire that he was accused of being gay in the 1970s because he supported women's rights.

Speaking
at a town hall that was supposed to center around healthcare on Friday,
the Democratic presidential front-runner recalled his early support for
women's rights and how his stances were perceived at the time.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (xPl2J)

250 242 The cleavage is nice on that girl, but I question her fashion decision to go sleeveless.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (4QHtX)

She is 14.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (QwmrN)

251 Or that the enslavement, slaughters, even genocides prior to the 17th century are beyond counting or knowing, by definition.
***

I remember when Lawrence H. Keeley's "War Before Civilization" came out it caused a bit of a sensation, because the myth of the peaceful savage held such sway in academic circles. And the irony is that any academic from before the rise of the Left would have understood the thesis of the book to be true, and obviously so.


As a society we have regressed so much, and in so many ways.



Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (WdocV)

252 She is 14.
___

Anyone know if she is interested in an internship position?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (WdocV)

253 except that Cortes did back down. a lot. when Tlaxcala sicced Cortes and his men on Cholula, Cortes and his men massacred Cholula.

No, Cortes was not a good man, and he was not a man of principle. He was an opportunist, a weasel, and ultimately a failure.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)

254 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1


Don't really have a good answer to that. My immediate guess would be sheer luck--either the Vikings didn't have any carriers with them, or the two sides weren't in contact long enough for disease to spread, or both.

Also, it's Canada. Maybe it was too cold.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (2PXwn)

255 Iceland itself does not support a huge population

Iceland's population is so small that it couldn't maintain an endemic population of people with measles.

So historically, Iceland has been ravaged by periodic measles epidemics caused by an infected person off a ship, everyone gets immunity, and then there are no measles cases until enough non-immune people are born in Iceland to support a new epidemic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (I2/tG)

256 NaCly, I'm reading a small book [The Los Alamos Lectures], an annotated/expanded version of the introductory lectures given to newly arriving scientists at Los Alamos starting in 1943. The author [physicist Robert Serber, who gave the actual lectures] does a good job of discussing things conceptually, and doesn't throw in *that* much math - which is good, because the math is way beyond the current me - so I'm skipping most of the math.


But actually picking up some interesting stuff, like fission cross-sections, and little tidbits he tosses into the annotation, like who really came up with the implosion idea for a plutonium-based bomb [not who is sometimes credited], and brief commentary on personalities [Oppenheimer, Teller, Groves].


No math!



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (QDnY+)

257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (4QHtX)

258 257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (4QHtX)

They all do.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:10 PM (QwmrN)

259 @244 They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

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

Reminds me of one of the things that pissed me off about the video game Age of Empires 3.

At one point in the story campaign, you (a European) have to help the local Mesoamericans defend some of their temples against an invading Spanish army. My thought upon seeing that missions was more or less along the lines of, "Don't you idiots know what they were DOING in those temples!? I want to help the Spanish!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (Fp6vo)

260 They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.
----
Well stated

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (IDhUW)

261 Once again, I scroll halfway through the ONT looking for the Saturday joke before I realize that it's Friday.

Posted by: RTW at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (jJlJu)

262 Says she's 21.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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Clarification is needed, critical, actually.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

263 Thanks, Rhomboid.

Now I've GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (u82oZ)

264 I've been amused that when I read older serious writing there is an assumption that the reader is familiar with a *broad* gamut of Western history, science, and math - generally well beyond the average reader of 2019.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (WdocV)

265 253 except that Cortes did back down. a lot. when Tlaxcala sicced Cortes and his men on Cholula, Cortes and his men massacred Cholula.

No, Cortes was not a good man, and he was not a man of principle. He was an opportunist, a weasel, and ultimately a failure.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)


I think that's a different kind of backing down. Cortes intended to establish Spanish dominion over Mexico, so whacking another Indian city along the way cost him nothing personally.

I don't know if I'd go as far as you in assessing Cortes. He was not a nice man, but he was a good leader, and from what I've read, I'd much rather have dealt with him than say, Pizarro and a few others.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (2PXwn)

266
"Wives obey your husbands, husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church"

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens
usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.

Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death, death on the cross.

Anton Bruckner's setting of the gradual "Christus factus est":

https://youtu.be/JmhZxA9-TiU

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (Wx/+I)

267 been amused that when I read older serious writing there is an assumption that the reader is familiar with a *broad* gamut of Western history, science, and math

kind of like reading the comments here.
but we're morons.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

268 257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (IDhUW)

269 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.


They did. They called them Skraelings, which was a Viking word for people who scream a lot.

One of the things that made long term habitation untenable was that the mostly peaceful Skraelings liked to murder Vikings, including Leif's brother.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (fuK7c)

270 It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.
------------

I took a stab at it.

Posted by: Charlotte Corday. at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (xSo9G)

271 For the re-consecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487, the Aztecs reported that they killed about 80,400 prisoners over the course of four days. According to Ross Hassig, author of Aztec Warfare, "between 10,000 and 80,400 persons" were sacrificed in the ceremony.

Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:16 PM (WdocV)

272 One of the things that made long term habitation untenable was that the mostly peaceful Skraelings liked to murder Vikings, including Leif's brother.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
---------

It was either that, or pay the Danegeld

Posted by: The Skraelings at August 23, 2019 11:17 PM (xSo9G)

273 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

*whistles*

Posted by: the Rwandan Hutu at August 23, 2019 11:17 PM (ykYG2)

274 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)


Skraelings.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 23, 2019 11:18 PM (aS1PU)

275
*whistles*

Posted by: the Rwandan Hutu


Shows the need for common-sense machete control.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (Wx/+I)

276 "I killed 7 with one strike"
- the tailor

I think "blow" was the original quote, changed for obvious reasons.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (IDhUW)

277 The jail bait has only increased in quality and quantity. You really need DNA testing on site to stay out of trouble these days, and it's the younger ones that are the boldest.
I hate 2019.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (QwmrN)

278 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:16 PM (WdocV)


Seriously.

Even the SS found it logistically difficult to kill at that rate.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (2PXwn)

279 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
-----------

*cranks on Difference Engine*

I get 7.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (xSo9G)

280 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?
Posted by: 18-1

I bet they were in good shape, lot's of endurance training.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (mOcZx)

281 One are girl is a predator posing as a house pet. Also there may or may not be nude snaps of her floating around and a solo video.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:23 PM (QwmrN)

282 279 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
-----------

*cranks on Difference Engine*

I get 7.
----

But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (IDhUW)

283 I realized how wacked out the Mayan and Aztec ruling class was when I read about one of their "holy rituals" that they would do to themselves, especially the rulers. (don't remember which bunch it was that did this particular one, doesn't really matter) They believed that their gods talked to them when they hallucinated, so first they would drink some Jungle Juice they made up, and then - and this is the good part - they would take a large spine off a cactus, with barbs on it, and they would push it all the way through their own penis, and then they would work it back and forth til the blood really flowed, til the pain gave them really intense hallucinations. That's what really got them off.

Mind you, this is what they would do to *themselves*. Imagine what they would do to others.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (V2Yro)

284 Anton Bruckner's setting of the gradual "Christus factus est":

https://youtu.be/JmhZxA9-TiU
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (Wx/+I)


That is beautiful. Thanks Hadrian.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (aS1PU)

285 I'm getting off here, but despite the subject matter, I want to thank you guys for lifting my spirits. I live alone, and was feeling kind of down earlier for not having anyone to talk to. It was nice to chat, even if at long-distance. Have a good night, everyone.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:26 PM (2PXwn)

286
When it says "Liverpool Pathway" you should start worrying.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


That's on the cover of the Abbey Road album.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:27 PM (aKsyK)

287 Drop by any time, Dr. T.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:27 PM (IDhUW)

288 Seriously.

Even the SS found it logistically difficult to kill at that rate.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (2PXwn)

I remember reading of a city in Ireland where, after the siege was broken, Cromwell's troops killed 25,000 men, women and children in a single day, with swords and axes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:28 PM (V2Yro)

289
I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't know for sure.


Tobacco. Much higher total death count.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 11:28 PM (xFJyQ)

290
Mind you, this is what they would do to *themselves*. Imagine what they would do to others.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Who knew prick pricking would deliver hallucinations?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:29 PM (aKsyK)

291 I knew a girl in college who lost an arm when she was in high school. Smoking hawt. And she had a thing for me, But I could never get over the arm thing and never went anywhere. I was a dumbass looking back on it

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 23, 2019 11:29 PM (37hcp)

292
Tobacco. Much higher total death count.
Posted by: Weirddave


I remember in my ninth grade history book there was a report from some doctor to the court of Queen Elizabeth I damning tobacco for its ill effects. Sort of an early Surgeon General report.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

293 why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

The Vikings would party in the south of Spain and tell everyone they were subduing an impossibly wet and cold continent.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 11:32 PM (Zo1XC)

294 Pelosi, "Throw a punch, do it for the children."

https://twitter.com/JammieWF/status/1164985339276144640

Antifa is sure to comply.

Posted by: geoffb at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (zOpu5)

295
I remember in my ninth grade history book there was a report from some doctor to the court of Queen Elizabeth I damning tobacco for its ill effects. Sort of an early Surgeon General report.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

--------

I curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (amw5z)

296 What do you call a women with no arms, and one leg?




Ilene

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (3Dsnb)

297 What do you call an Asian women with no arms and one leg?





Irene

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 11:34 PM (3Dsnb)

298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

299 What do you call an Asian women with no arms and one leg?
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What do you call a musician with no arms or legs?


Stump the Band.


I condemn myself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (xSo9G)

300 298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

Laden or unladen?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

301 Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

Have good, clean fun,
Warmed by gentle sun,
Delicacies, like hamburger and bun,
At a tradition that's just begun !

Posted by: Adriane Wot Says 'Oy.' A Lot ... at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (LPnfS)

302

Cortez killed Count Chocula?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (aKsyK)

303 225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

Making Implications of Norse superiority?

Nah. That's getting way too close to you-know-what territory.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (vmRc0)

304 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

At least by using obsidian, the cuts were clean and wouldn't get infected.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 11:38 PM (jOEDM)

305
I'm sorry about Miley's shingles, and the rest of you, GET VACCINATED if you haven't already! Yes, there's a vaccine for people who had measles (or was it chicken pox) as a little kid and who are therefore susceptible to shingles as an adult.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (13CQC)

306 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

They didn't stay long enough or in large enough numbers to cause much more than a localized impact.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (tVQUs)

307 212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

***********

Hi Charles (and Maegan). I'm a knitting designer. Ravelry isn't a blog, it's an entire website which hosts not only fora, but has massive database of yarns, yarn shops, retailers, and patterns (including mine, search Gingy and you'll find me there). I have opened shops on Loveknitting and Patternvine, to provide another option for those Ravelry-averse, but those are marketplace-only.

She might want to google Our Unraveled. It was a site made in the wake of Ravelry's anti-Trump announcement. I signed up but I haven't used it. I know of another but the name escapes me at the moment.

If she wants to email me to get my shop links, I can be found at gingy knits at that gee mail place- (you can figure that out, right?).

Some of us, a lot of us, just wanna knit. And the conservatives are the ones who a) don't bitch but merely leave; and b) actually spend money. My pattern shop on LoveKnitting made more money last week than my Ravelry shop in the entire month.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (AibNI)

308 Adriane, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

309
I'm sorry about Miley's shingles, and the rest of you, GET VACCINATED if you haven't already! Yes, there's a vaccine for people who had measles (or was it chicken pox) as a little kid and who are therefore susceptible to shingles as an adult.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


I got the original shingles shot a couple years ago at the doctor's office but she said there's a newer one now not covered by Medicare and I'd have to go to a pharmacy clinic to get that one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:42 PM (aKsyK)

310 Heh. A Gingy sighting. Howdy ma'am.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:42 PM (xSo9G)

311 why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?
***
The Norse settlement in Newfoundland (and excursions further inland, to Greenland and points south) lasted only ten years and they had only limited engagement with the local peoples. Further, the Beothuk people were on the island of Newfoundland exclusively - which is 180 km from the mainland. It's a little far to go in a kayak to carry disease.

PS: If you ever get the chance, go to L'Anse aux Meadows. I got to stand in the exact places my ancestors stood. It was amazing.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:46 PM (AibNI)

312 Howdy, Mike.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (AibNI)

313
Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

At least by using obsidian, the cuts were clean and wouldn't get infected.


And the sex was better than under capitalism.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (Wx/+I)

314 300 298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

Laden or unladen?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

Morons are ..... Words fail me

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (IDhUW)

315 Vermont Country Store Shingles Relief Cream

It works.

Posted by: creeper at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (WTEaX)

316 Braves dispatch Mets in 14.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (4QHtX)

317 Thanks for the ONT.

Ross' photos are good to see. (Not 'nice' or 'fun', but good.)

I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se. There is too much photo and first hand account info to deny (although there are always stupid/crazy people.) Rather, they are more Holocaust Careless Assholes.

I wonder how many historical tragedies (or even great moments) have passed out of memory because there was no photographs at the time to document it. It is a sad truth that history is written by the victors (this is true to an extent even with photographic evidence.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 11:53 PM (gmtFW)

318

Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

319 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

I am sure you can find headshots of every one of those assholes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 11:57 PM (gmtFW)

320 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)


Sounds like something Joe Biden would say.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (L2ZTs)

321 Vermont Country Store Shingles Relief Cream

It works.
Posted by: creeper at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (WTEaX)

"Vermont Country Store"?

Sounds like 30% of all profits will be donated to the Mary Cloggenstein Cat Food Fund.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (tVQUs)

322 Red Flag Gun Laws: Connecticut Man's Firearms Seized Because His Son Shared A Meme On Facebook

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/ red-flag-gun-laws-connecticut-mans- firearms-seized-because-his-son-shared-meme

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (QwmrN)

323 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 24, 2019 12:01 AM (tVQUs)

324 I know, Surfperch. And I would never have tried it on my own, but a friend sent me a jar after the second shingles attack. It saved my sanity. Actual label says "Peaceful Mountain Shingles Rescue".

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:03 AM (WTEaX)

325 I guess asking Jesus to drop-kick you is better than asking Him to buy you a Mercedes-Benz. Hey, Janis, the dude is known for many things, but that thing we call "worldly" wealth is not one of them...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 24, 2019 12:03 AM (H3MF8)

326 @283 and then - and this is the good part - they would take a large spine off a cactus, with barbs on it, and they would push it all the way through their own penis,

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

Orson Scott Card has one of his time traveling characters do this in the novel Pastwatch. The character is descended from the Mesoamerican natives, and needs to masquerade as a holy figure to get the pre-Colombus Mesoamericans to follow a particular plan. And the novel makes it pretty clear that part of the "make myself look like a holy figure" involves use of a barb as described above.

The character also notes that his ancestors were quite obviously nuts.

Posted by: junior at August 24, 2019 12:04 AM (Fp6vo)

327 Red Flag Gun Laws: Connecticut Man's Firearms Seized Because His Son Shared A Meme On Facebook

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/ red-flag-gun-laws-connecticut-mans- firearms-seized-because-his-son-shared-meme
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (QwmrN)

Sometimes I wonder if these Leftists (and RINOs) are trying to see who can destroy the most Rights at once.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 24, 2019 12:04 AM (tVQUs)

328 re: Aztecs

All cultures are equal.
/s

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 12:05 AM (gmtFW)

329 If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run.
Posted by: Joe Biden

We rate this as "Mostly True"

Posted by: Snopes at August 24, 2019 12:07 AM (mOcZx)

330 Prothonotary, I love that in the song Janis also asks for a color TV.

Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:08 AM (L2ZTs)

331 @317
I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se. There is too much photo and first hand account info to deny (although there are always stupid/crazy people.) Rather, they are more Holocaust Careless Assholes.

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

People really do believe that the whole thing was made up or didn't happen.

I remember there was a holocaust denier who died a while back - can't remember who he was; my vague recollection is that the only reason why the news noted his passing had something to do with how he died. And one of the articles about him that I glanced through mentioned that once while visiting a former Nazi concentration camp, he got into an argument with another visitor about whether the Holocaust really happened.

So, yeah, people really are that hard-headed.

Posted by: junior at August 24, 2019 12:09 AM (Fp6vo)

332 ...Prothonotary, I love that in the song Janis also asks for a color TV.

Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:08 AM (L2ZTs)



8k TV.

You....you....Luddite!



/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:10 AM (QzJWU)

333 And y'all think I'm crazy...
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)

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You're at risk.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 24, 2019 12:10 AM (t5m5e)

334 Jim, hey, I still like watching the reels spin on my open-reel audio deck... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:11 AM (L2ZTs)

335 I haven't got the slightest idea what 'K' our TV is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:12 AM (xSo9G)

336 I haven't got the slightest idea what 'K' our TV is.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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Wait, wait...the one in the bed room is a 20". Does that count?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:13 AM (xSo9G)

337 Mike, how thin is it?

If your TV is thin, it's likely at least a high-def TV.
If it's shaped like a box, it's probably a standard definition TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:13 AM (L2ZTs)

338 ...Jim, hey, I still like watching the reels spin on my open-reel audio deck... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:11 AM (L2ZTs)



Edison Wax Cylinders will make their comeback, count on it!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:14 AM (QzJWU)

339 Jim, I'm ready!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

340 I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)

341 I got into a nest of seed ticks day before yesterday while feeding and watering the dogwood. For two days I've scratched my body to hamburger. Nothing has helped and I'm covered in welts and scabs everywhere. After I retrieved the jar of shingles cream to get the exact name of it, I idly smeared some on the worst spots. The itching is gone and so is the pain.


Miley, you need this stuff.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (WTEaX)

342 "If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run."

"General Lee was nobody's fool! I remember he said to the troops, 'Boys, ask not what your country can do for you, 'cause the only thing we have to fear is fear itself! I have a dream! ' So when Lincoln heard that, he was, like, 'I better hightail it to Charleston, 'cause it's time for one of my Gettysburg addresses!"

https://snltranscripts.jt.org/94/94gcivilwar.phtml

Posted by: Secret Square at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (9WuX0)

343 Edison Wax Cylinders will make their comeback, count on it!

Jim
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I know a guy that has a bunch of them. He's actually something of an authority. Ex-RCA engineer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

344 GP may be gone by now, but here is what you do. Every night, you say "Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful day." If you want to add to that, you can. It is enough to be thankful and to say it is a wonderful day, even if it wasn't. Try it for a couple of weeks and report back.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (Lqy/e)

345 ...I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)



Actually, Quasar led the way with their Black Masking technology as a layer overlaying the Red/Blue/Green phosphor matrix.

Made the contrast, contrastier.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (QzJWU)

346 I think the best approach to talking about something
like the conquest of the New World is to treat both sides like actual
people. Both were a mix of good and bad, not abstractions.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (2PXwn)


The first time I read Bernal's The Conquest of New Spain, I wanted both sides to lose soooooooo bad.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (q2o38)

347
I got the original shingles shot a couple years ago at the doctor's office but she said there's a newer one now not covered by Medicare and I'd have to go to a pharmacy clinic to get that one.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

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Good moron, and thank you for the update.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (13CQC)

348 That is one beautiful arms dealer. If you ain't got it, flaunt it.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:18 AM (WTEaX)

349 ...That is one beautiful arms dealer. If you ain't got it, flaunt it.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:18 AM (WTEaX)


Been my motto for years.

No, you idiots. BANK ACCOUNT. Get yer minds outta my gutter, y'heah?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:20 AM (QzJWU)

350 Last book I read had a photo of one of the wax disks on which Hirohito's surrender address was recorded. Looked big. I assume this "wax" was very hard when dried/whatever, nothing like what we usually think of "wax"?


["the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage" - an understatement shaming anything ever spoken by a Brit, though there was a reason for the odd wording]



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:21 AM (QDnY+)

351 Jim, I had heard it was Quasar's backmasking that was state-of-the-art. Problem was, no one could figure out how to play a Quasar on a turntable.

And on that note, I'm calling it a night. Looking forward to reporting on the wonderful SoCal MoMee tomorrow, and sharing lots of fun and funny stories. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)

352 I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se.

Omar engaged in explicit Holocaust denialism last Holocaust remembrance Day, by sending out a tweet referring to the "17 million" victims of the Holocaust.

That figure is meant to represent all civilian deaths in Eastern Europe in WWII - the point is to claim that there were a lot of civilian deaths in WWII, and to deny that Jews were specifically targeted for extermination.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 24, 2019 12:24 AM (I2/tG)

353 I saw The Beothuks open for The Cowsills at the Palladium In '77.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:25 AM (amw5z)

354 Making fun of a disabled woman? Shit man, that's douchebaggery to the max, WeirdDave.

The pictures of the ghetto are nice, but I doubt they were buried for years. I once forgot an used roll of film in a shelf for 12 years. When I had it developed, the changes in temperature and chemical decay gave the pictures a nice sunset-ish tones.

http://maga___.net/___/8suk.jpg

Yes, that handsome fuck is me.

I doubt having the film buried for years wouldn't cause severe damage to it.




Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:26 AM (2Cm6i)

355 ...Jim, I had heard it was Quasar's backmasking that was state-of-the-art. Problem was, no one could figure out how to play a Quasar on a turntable.

.......

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)



You try playing a Quasar backwards, you don't get Devil's Words...

You get a White Hole.

And that's when the argument began, Yer Honor!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:26 AM (QzJWU)

356 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)


That sucks. I went through that. Felt like someone was beating my head with a hot iron. Analgesics do jack and squat for the pain, too.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:27 AM (h2Bdk)

357 354 http://magai mg.net/i mg/8suk.jpg
(remover spaces)

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:27 AM (2Cm6i)

358 76 Is the shingles vaccine worth it?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)


Oh God yes. If you get shingles on the face it can damage your vision.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:30 AM (h2Bdk)

359
Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.
Posted by: qdpsteve


The 1964-65 season was the switchover to color but
color TVs were still fairly pricey in 1970 compared to black and white sets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 12:30 AM (aKsyK)

360 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

It's always all about you, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:31 AM (a72/q)

361 340 I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)

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Sony Trinitron? Plutocrat.

It took me and my brothers six years to see the entire six-part Viewmaster presentation of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea because we only got one disc at Christmas each year.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:31 AM (amw5z)

362 Pretending to deny that Jews were targeted for extermination by the Nazis would require denial of reality and evidence on the order of, well, ..... at about the same level that most of the Muslim MidEast has exhibited for decades WRT Israel and the "Palestinians". Though practicality has forced great progress, at least among the elites, in recent times.




Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

363 Fiberocity.com is a Rav replacement. I have slippedstitches.com but can't seem to find any chatty people. There's Walk Away from Ravelry on Facebook and the MeWe group

I just post project stuff on my spindlitis blog. So many of the blogs have died. Social media is not a good replacement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (Lqy/e)

364
s the shingles vaccine worth it?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

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My grandma had shingles and her legs were in horrible pain for two years. She had an artist friend who got it in his eyes and OOF -- had to stop creating. She got online and social media'd with other shingles victims. There's nothing you can do about it but wait for it to run its course.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (13CQC)

365 I was not making fun of anyone. I was making a joke in the spirit of the tinder profile, one created by the woman herself. A woman, by the way, who has created internet fame for herself by riffing off her missing arm.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (xFJyQ)

366 340 We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again. I had one that lasted 12 years. It died at the time the almost-smart TVs were introduced, the Sony XBR39. I still have it, 11 years and counting.

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (2Cm6i)

367 Apropos of nothing, Just had a really good Lamb Gyro.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (S7X0F)

And now some poor lamb is going to augur into the meadow because without his gyro, he cannot fly straight and level anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (a72/q)

368 My grandma had shingles and her legs were in horrible pain for two years. She had an artist friend who got it in his eyes and OOF -- had to stop creating. She got online and social media'd with other shingles victims. There's nothing you can do about it but wait for it to run its course.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (13CQC)


Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:37 AM (h2Bdk)

369 ...I just post project stuff on my spindlitis blog. So many of the blogs have died. Social media is not a good replacement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (Lqy/e)



Dump the anti-social media, and simply start blogging again.

Post early, post often. Click the Backtrack Link in everything you write, and encourage your readers to CLICK THOSE LINKS you embed in everything you write.

We can bring back the WEB of the Blogosphere, simply by DOING THE BLOGOSPHERE.

Fuck FB, and every other non-blogosphere "social" platform.

They'll DIE if you'll only ABANDON them.

My gauge of success in this.

Bring Rachel Lucas back to the Blogosphere, because she abandons FB as a Lost Cause.

Those in the know, know that I'm right.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:38 AM (QzJWU)

370 The stepson is down for the weekend. He's going to do the roof on the house. It was done in 2006, but the maple has discolored it. Figure it will sell easier with a newer looking roof. We could have used a lawyer in the family but a roofer will do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:40 AM (Lqy/e)

371 We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again.

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We'll never see cars like the Nash Ambassador again either but I don't think many people mourn their passing.

THe Trinitron was good in its time but it's primitive technology compared to any modern TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:41 AM (amw5z)

372 261 Once again, I scroll halfway through the ONT looking for the Saturday joke before I realize that it's Friday.
Posted by: RTW at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (jJlJu)

Hey! Spoiler alert, please.

Posted by: tbodie at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (sMMcg)

373 Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (WTEaX)

That sounds like what we call chiggers.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (XCaix)

374 Jim, I'm friends with Rachel Lucas on Facebook. (She joined the anti rav group, even though she doesn't do crafts).

And I have four blogs right now. I'm doing all I can

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (Lqy/e)

375
Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's a disease that needs to be eradicated.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:43 AM (13CQC)

376 > Actually, Quasar led the way with their Black Masking technology as a layer overlaying the Red/Blue/Green phosphor matrix.


One of the last really great U.S. televisions -- "works in a drawer". "Quasar. By Motorola."

Right around that time, Panasonic made their classic business move. Japanese products still had the reputation of being junk, so they went to RCA, et al and said "Look, our TVs are good, and cheap, too. We'll sell them to you for less than you can make them for yourself and you can just put an RCA label on them." The bean counters went for it.

Then Panasonic went to Sears, et al, and said "We'll sell you the same TVs we're selling to RCA for less than they charge you, and you can put a Kenmore label on them."

Not long after that, there weren't any non-Japanese TVs.

Bill Gates later ran the same game on IBM with MS-DOS.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:45 AM (cB5if)

377 375
Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's a disease that needs to be eradicated.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:43 AM (13CQC)


Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:46 AM (h2Bdk)

378 362 Pretending to deny that Jews were targeted for extermination by the Nazis would require denial of reality and evidence on the order of, well, ..... at about the same level that most of the Muslim MidEast has exhibited for decades WRT Israel and the "Palestinians". Though practicality has forced great progress, at least among the elites, in recent times.




Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

But, the Nazis were also killing all the Romani, the Gypsies. They were in the camps as well.

Yet we have no specific word for when THEY were being exterminated.

And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

I'm not a Holocaust denier by any means. But there have been a LOT of other attempts to destroy entire races that seem to get a lot less historical attention.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 12:47 AM (NgKpN)

379 ...We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again.

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We'll never see cars like the Nash Ambassador again either but I don't think many people mourn their passing.

THe Trinitron was good in its time but it's primitive technology compared to any modern TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:41 AM (amw5z)




Bought this 42" Samsung flatscreen in 2007.

It's still a fantastic image, sharp as hell, fully saturated color palate.

I've seen the 4k displays, playing their ENHANCED 4k "demo" Blu-Ray disks. Yeah, awesome.

How much broadcast, cable cast, sat cast, etc. cast out there, is IN 4k format, much less the new hawt 8k freshness?

I'll likely upgrade in a year or two. Buy 4k, and know that the snobs will consider it already obsolete.

But it's a fool's errand to spend many times more on a still scarce format that won't be common until your new TV purchase is 'bout ready for the trash bin.

Buy ONLY after the new format is in Common Distribution. Sooner, and you're simply spending vanity bucks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:47 AM (QzJWU)

380 Bell's palsy is also related to chicken pox and shingles viruses.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 12:48 AM (UUBmN)

381
Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)

382 > And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

Maybe one day they'll all go carve themselves a homeland out of the region of Northern India from which they were expelled 1,500 years ago.

It's not unprecedented; the Israelis show that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (cB5if)

383 That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)


The 3rd and 4th world will just resurrect it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (9Om/r)

384 381
Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)


I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox, so it's unlikely to be completely eradicated. Probably the best we can do is make it really rare like measles so only antivaxxers in Mendocino get it.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:53 AM (h2Bdk)

385 The Romans have a lot to do with the disappearance of human sacrifice in the Mediterranean. They occasionally engaged in a little of it themselves, but by and large they didn't like it and avoided it. And then they enforced that on everyone else in the region. It's worth noting that human sacrifice was one of the reasons why "Carthage delenda est!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (Fp6vo)


The Romans were really good at Human Sacrifice Entertainment, though. They called it a fun day at the Flavian Amphitheater, if you could get a ticket.

Posted by: RickZ at August 24, 2019 12:53 AM (Y8PSl)

386 ...And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

Maybe one day they'll all go carve themselves a homeland out of the region of Northern India from which they were expelled 1,500 years ago.

It's not unprecedented; the Israelis show that.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (cB5if)



If the Gypsies offered to push the Muslims out of Pakistan, India would likely not only welcome their return, but SUPPORT it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:54 AM (QzJWU)

387 Did you ever heft a 27" Sony? It's a two man job, to do safely.

I mostly miss the x-rays.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:54 AM (CDGwz)

388 > If the Gypsies offered to push the Muslims out of Pakistan, India would likely not only welcome their return, but SUPPORT it.

Hmmm......


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:55 AM (cB5if)

389 Berserker, and under current/likely to continue conditions [practically no border, barely any rule of law], we are a very long way from being able to prevent entry of human carriers.


Right now we're regressing in terms of needed vaccinations. As I noted above, now advisable to *again* get a DPT booster, not just DT, as was the case for many decades now, thanks to Vibrant Diversity in illegal migration.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

390 So, I wanna know.

WHO cursed The Chicken with "A Pox on You and your House, forever!"

I wanna have a talk with that sombitch.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:56 AM (QzJWU)

391 I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox,..
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Well, and chickens, of course. Which should cause concern here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:57 AM (CDGwz)

392 391 I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox,..
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Well, and chickens, of course. Which should cause concern here.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:57 AM (CDGwz)


I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

393
The 3rd and 4th world will just resurrect it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

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Well, that's always the given in these success stories.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (13CQC)

394 That road the Chicken had to cross?

Yeah.

Pox Boulevard.

Like you had to ask, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (QzJWU)

395 The Asian swine virus in China and Vietnam is scary stuff. And that's the sort of virus that can jump over to infect humans.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (Lqy/e)

396
I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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LOL... if I'm getting a joke that you may or may not be making.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:02 AM (13CQC)

397 When I lived out in the country/woods, I swear I think the man living across the creek was swinger, brought college girls out to his secluded home to party once a month, and projected porn on the side of the house as they hung out naked outside obviously on drugs. It was a different theme every month.
Kinda pissed I never wandered over there to ask for some sugar or butter.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:03 AM (QwmrN)

398 The point of the story is the porn being projected on the side of the house wasn't in 4K.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QwmrN)

399 Notsothoreau, thought the current virus ravaging China's swine was *not* transmittable to humans? Is that the one you're talking about?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

400 ...The Asian swine virus in China and Vietnam is scary stuff. And that's the sort of virus that can jump over to infect humans.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (Lqy/e)



Nightmare: Feeding African "Bush Meat" to Asian swine populations.


Lesson Learned: China's "Belt and Road" project must be defeated at every turn.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

401 The point of the story is the porn being projected on the side of the house wasn't in 4K.
Posted by: blue horseshoe

Probably for the best. The HD revolution hasn't been kind to the porn industry.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 24, 2019 01:07 AM (mOcZx)

402 thanks for telling the history of "america the beautiful". i didn't know that i didn't know who wrote it.

come to think of it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 01:10 AM (Pg+x7)

403 Night Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:10 AM (gmtFW)

404 At this point, I don't think it's transmittable. Swine flu seems to make the jump to humans easier than bird flu. They've lost millions of pigs, so we should be aware of it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:13 AM (Lqy/e)

405 I like when I go out to eat lunch and you give your order at the speaker and the wait person says 'You just said a lot of stuff and I did not get any of it.' Means your meal is going to have a surprise element to it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:13 AM (gmtFW)

406
Although this "news" is several months old, I was just reading. Intel has finally officially killed off the Itanium, or "Itanic" as it was unofficially dubbed.

They announced the last orders they would take and after that, no more will be built. Development has ceased for some time.

The Itanic forecasts were some of the worst -- not as bad as federal govt. budget estimates, but pretty bad.

Look at the charts for "projected Itanium sales" vs the reality.

Posted by: Alan Dershowitz at August 24, 2019 01:14 AM (f1Vqw)

407 And so, America The Beautiful was written by a Wellesley lesbian, it says in the article. One had no idea that Wellesley lesbians were so popular here.

You'd think it would bring out a joke or something, if nothing else.
Not even the Wellesley part?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 24, 2019 01:15 AM (8ZmvG)

408 Resident 3vil got shingles last summer.

she wiped the lesions/sores/whatever down with vodka twice a day on w*rk days, and more often on the others.

they went away, and no, i never touched the vodka, even though there is still some left.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 24, 2019 01:17 AM (/e9Kb)

409 Thought of another blog: sarah swett is an extraordinary tapestry weaver, who also knits and spins. She blogs at afieldguidetoneedlework.com

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:23 AM (Lqy/e)

410
damn Honeywell thermostat is broken dead and I'm freezing in my house. I have a furnace and I can't use it! Well, let's get some of that Oven Heat they give away as a prize on Black Jeopardy...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:27 AM (13CQC)

411 i wonder what all the piggy deaths are going to do to the world supply of heparin?


Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 01:28 AM (/e9Kb)

412 Blonde Morticia, where on Earth are you that you need heat in August?

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:30 AM (WTEaX)

413 411 i wonder what all the piggy deaths are going to do to the world supply of heparin?

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 01:28 AM (/e9Kb)

Think of the bacon, man!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:30 AM (gmtFW)

414 And so, America The Beautiful was written by a Wellesley lesbian, it says in the article. One had no idea that Wellesley lesbians were so popular here.

You'd think it would bring out a joke or something, if nothing else.
Not even the Wellesley part?
Posted by: Stringer Davis

I saw Wellesley Lesbians open for Melissa Etheridge at Lilith Faire '98. Still can't get the smell of rancid seafood out of my nostrils.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (mOcZx)

415
Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (f1Vqw)

416 When I lived out in the country/woods, I swear I
think the man living across the creek was swinger, brought college girls
out to his secluded home to party once a month, and projected porn on
the side of the house as they hung out naked outside obviously on drugs.
It was a different theme every month.

Kinda pissed I never wandered over there to ask for some sugar or butter.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:03 AM (QwmrN)

I'm pretty sure if you wandered over with a keg and a bag of weed you might have become an honored guest.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

417 It is 65 here tonight. Even with the high humidity, it feels quite nice.

In August.

In Kentucky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (gmtFW)

418 Ugh, I was hit with Bells Palsy about a decade ago. My right eye is still partly closed, and I get hit with random, thankfully infrequent pain on that side of my face.
The doctors had no clue what caused BP at all. Heh, I showed up at the docs, and told him "I think I have Bells Palsy." He poked and prodded a bit, and then disappeared to his office. When he returned, he know exactly just as much as I did after a Gargle search.
I found a forum which explained the symptoms I was experiencing, which to my delight included sharp pain.
My sister clued me in to the shingles connection, i hope they get on curing it pronto. Sucky disease, and for me, permanent effects

Posted by: Jesse in DC at August 24, 2019 01:35 AM (ouR/N)

419 A clerk at the 7-Eleven store on Polk at Kiest proved he was more beans than broth during an attempted robbery Tuesday night.

The would-be robber tried to stab the clerk with a screwdriver, and the clerk wound up roping him. When police arrived, they had to cut the stickup man loose because he was tied so tightly, WFAA reports.

The clerk told police he is a cowboy from West Texas.

Posted by: Miklos, and this is BEFORE the MoMe at August 24, 2019 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

420 You made me look, Aetius. 73 here in the Cookson Hills of Oklahoma. Got an inch and a half sorely needed rain today. Good. Much more on the way. Bad.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:37 AM (WTEaX)

421 Although this "news" is several months old, I was just reading. Intel has finally officially killed off the Itanium, or "Itanic" as it was unofficially dubbed.

Does that make it "UnobItanium"?

Posted by: Miklos, third shift hall monitor at August 24, 2019 01:41 AM (QzkSJ)

422 I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver
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I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

423 I'd heard the Itanic was actually made of nobendium which became impossible to obtain when the entire supply came under the control of Democrats.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:45 AM (WTEaX)

424 I'd heard the Itanic was actually made of nobendium which became impossible to obtain when the entire supply came under the control of Democrats.
Posted by: creeper
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Pretty sure you're thinking of Crapalloy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:47 AM (xSo9G)

425 64% of all federal arrests in 2018, were non citizens. But you know, diversity and stuff.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:52 AM (37hcp)

426 "I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

I keep telling people to do that to my posts, but Morons.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 24, 2019 01:52 AM (Ckg4U)

427 65 and 72% at my house. That humidity is unusually high. It feels nasty and I have the ac on, usually at night the windows are open.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:54 AM (37hcp)

428 "I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

I keep telling people to do that to my posts, but Morons.
Posted by: Slapweasel
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A stubborn lot, they are.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (xSo9G)

429
Blonde Morticia, where on Earth are you that you need heat in August?
Posted by: creeper

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California Central Coast. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

430 427 65 and 72% at my house. That humidity is unusually high. It feels nasty and I have the ac on, usually at night the windows are open.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:54 AM (37hcp)


Tsk tsk, comrade.

Posted by: Energy Star at August 24, 2019 01:57 AM (h2Bdk)

431 I'm out. Temp 70 deg., thunderstorm just passed through.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:58 AM (xSo9G)

432
Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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If you tell me how to jump wires, I'll put them on the ground and hop from one side of them to the other.

Actually, I've done everything it says online to do. Reset the thermostat by dumping out the batteries and reversing them and all that rot. Thing won't obey any button-presses.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:58 AM (13CQC)

433
Sucky disease, and for me, permanent effects
Posted by: Jesse in DC

======

Gads, sorry to hear that. It get the impression it's pretty common in a certain demographic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:00 AM (13CQC)

434 Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.
Posted by: publius
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If the problem is the thermostat...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 02:00 AM (xSo9G)

435
Itanium was something else, and gave Chipzilla some comeupance. The Itanic was going to be the killer 64-bit chip, the one that would replace the x86 architecture. It was totally different.

I remember at the time, late 90s, I was all hepped up for the new Intel 64-bit instruction set, and looked at it. I MEGLO'd. "Huh, this is totally different". And ridiculously complicated.

And then AMD came out with 64-bit extensions to the x86 instruction set, known as AMD64, x64 and x86_64.

And that was the one that became the standard 64-bit system. Intel had to copy it, with a standard joke being Intel's version was the "iAMD64", which was a real slap to Intel.

Intel realized it was dead way before now, but HP had invested so much it it, and that is what kept Intel making it for so many years.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:01 AM (f1Vqw)

436
I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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No, your joke was hilarious, and then Ace's liver came along and I wasn't sure whether he (she?) was topping it or stopping it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:01 AM (13CQC)

437
64% of all federal arrests in 2018, were non citizens. But you know, diversity and stuff.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

======

What?! I'm always hearing we native-borns are the criminals. Got a link for that? I could use it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:03 AM (13CQC)

438 >> Actually, I've done everything it says online to do. Reset the thermostat by dumping out the batteries and reversing them and all that rot. Thing won't obey any button-presses.

Well, hell. I wish I was there to see what's going on. Might be the T-stat, might not be. You'll just have to get someone there to check it out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:04 AM (f1Vqw)

439
If the problem is the thermostat...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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I'm pretty sure it is. The digital display is flashing and having seizures. I'm going to call the 800 number tomorrow and talk to John Smith about it, aka Javinder Nahasapeemapetilon.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:05 AM (13CQC)

440
Well, hell. I wish I was there to see what's going on. Might be the T-stat, might not be. You'll just have to get someone there to check it out.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

======

One of those things that drives me nuts! It's easy knowledge if I could get hold of it. Someone will stroll in and go "Aha, that's it" and there goes $60.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:06 AM (13CQC)

441 Per the wiki page, more than 3 million hogs have been culled in Vietnam alone, when the first reported case was in February of this year.

This is why wikipedia's info sometimes gives me pause.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:06 AM (gmtFW)

442 Morticia is about 5 mins away from hot wiring her thermostat.

Or setting her couch on fire.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:07 AM (gmtFW)

443
Morticia is about 5 mins away from hot wiring her thermostat.

Or setting her couch on fire.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

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I'll tell you this, if I have to have someone here to fix it, I'm going to drain their brain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:11 AM (13CQC)

444
I've actually got a spare T-stat here, one of the electronic ones. If only... If you lived right here, I could get it right to you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:12 AM (f1Vqw)

445 You have tried replacing the batteries with fresh ones, right Morticia?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (2B9A/)

446 California Central Coast. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

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it's a cruel, cruel summer....

cooler than normal here in The Valley, like totally, fer sure.

so glad we didn't plant 'maters again this year, and yes, chilrens, the Solar Minimum is true.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (/e9Kb)

447
The control system for the T-stat is 24VAC, driven off a control transformer. It's not dangerous for electric shock, but you can short them out and blow the little fuses for the thing, which means opening up the unit.

Some simple heating systems using "mV" thermostats, driven off a "thermopile" (enough thermocouples to generate enough voltage and current) driven by the pilot light.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:16 AM (f1Vqw)

448
Morticia, what's the name and model number of that T-stat?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (f1Vqw)

449 so glad we didn't plant 'maters again this year, and yes, chilrens, the Solar Minimum is true.
Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (/e9Kb)

As I have said before, I am not sure I have the right temperament for an ice age.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (2B9A/)

450 The arrest %s are from DOJ latest data release, I think.


There's an invisible [because suppressed/ignored] crime wave occurring across the country involving illegal aliens, many of them repeat offenders [normal pattern with criminals], turbo-charged by "sanctuary" lawlessness. This is apart from the crime wave of DUIs including those resulting in mayhem/homicide, and of course the enormous ID theft involved in illegal employment.


ONT so maybe it's safe to not self-censor. While the Dems are unspeakably and despicably complicit, and the GOP [95%] is *little better* [oh, yes], the administration is largely a failure on this [and is doing literally nothing, politically, to even prepare the ground to do anything about it].


And the country doesn't give a f**k - it doesn't affect them, directly, negatively, immediately, so it's not happening [and the collapse of anything resembling a press keeps everyone nicely uninformed about what's going on].


And we won't raise the topic of the ongoing constitutional trainwreck as the DOJ/WH haplessly further the grotesque transformation into a court-run, "sanctuary"-enabled mess through their inaction and mindless submission to anything barfed up by even a single lawless "judge".


Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

451 Well, I am off to bed. Started the poor wretched Panhard up today, and after much rowing with the shift lever, backed it out of the driveway, and drove it over by the shop. Fired up the shop vac, and began vacuuming up all the broken glass from the back window (presumably a rock strike from the lawnmower). The shop vac cacked out. Done like dinner, it is.

So I abandoned the window glass cleanup, and turned to the sagging engine mounts. It had a pair of thick rubber biscuits mounted such that all the load on them was a shear load. Not real bright, guys. I removed the old biscuits, and began fabricating angle brackets so that I could use a pair of Studebaker rubber biscuits, set vertically, so loaded in compression, not shear. One side is now done, and the engine remains supported by a jack. And it's all bolt-in, so it could be put back to original, should anyone care to do so. This is an old rally car, so it came to me modified in some respects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 02:25 AM (a72/q)

452 I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

Ignore you? Unpossible. You are one of the few who I make sure I read.


Posted by: The least interesting commener ever at August 24, 2019 02:41 AM (vqIkG)

453 sock fix

Posted by: The least interesting commenter ever at August 24, 2019 02:42 AM (vqIkG)

454 For those so inclined, the "chopper presser" Trump did before setting off for the G7 trip is good. The amount of access to a president, in unscripted free-for-all situations - not aware of the last time it was like this. Not in my lifetime, don't think.


And sure to figure in tomorrow's HQ doings, the loathsome and stupid Maher set a new low in reacting to the death of a Koch brother - see for yourself if interested. Amazing.





Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:03 AM (QDnY+)

455 Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

Everyone knows there is a breakdown of basic law and order, yet the GOP will NOT make it an issue.

It would sweep them into HUGE gains in both the House and Senate, and ensure Trump's reelection.

Yet, they don't talk about the BASIC problems.

The only reason I can think of, is they actually LIKE the status quo, not understanding what it is doing to our society.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 03:08 AM (NgKpN)

456
You have tried replacing the batteries with fresh ones, right Morticia?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

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Yup.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:11 AM (13CQC)

457
Morticia, what's the name and model number of that T-stat?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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It's the 4000 family, Honeywell. On this page. https://www.honeywellhome.com/en/
questions/how-do-i-adjust-the-program-schedule

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:13 AM (13CQC)

458
I've actually got a spare T-stat here, one of the electronic ones. If only... If you lived right here, I could get it right to you.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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Arrrggghhh!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:14 AM (13CQC)

459 Don Q, agree. I have no magic way of knowing exactly why they do/don't do what they do/don't do, but we can guess at a variety of situations.


But Trump's failure to even try to politicize this [i.e. bring heat on the GOP and vulnerable Dems], or to take dramatic action [all within his existing power] to save lives - that's just as important and just as inscrutable [to me].


And that the electorate, taken as a whole, seems blase about it just confirms certain evolving perceptions about the country.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:16 AM (QDnY+)

460
Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

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You're absolutely right.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:20 AM (13CQC)

461 B. Morticia, how about a space heater? If you're anywhere near the central coast itself [between Ventura and Monterrey?], how cold could it be at this time?


Get the t-state fixed but meanwhile get a space heater - they're convenient and often a good option anyway. A few miles off the coast further south, but we rarely use the heat now, just a space heater or two, plus sweats and good warmth boots for the "cold" [ha] nights in "winter".


Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:21 AM (QDnY+)

462 stay warm B. Morticia, I'm off to read about panzers or tampers for atomic bomb cores, depending

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:22 AM (QDnY+)

463
rhomboid, happy reading, and good advice.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:25 AM (13CQC)

464
Good
Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:26 AM (mpXpK)

465
Good morning, Vic

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:33 AM (13CQC)

466
Space Heaters??? Hell I am still using A/C. The high yesterday was 97F.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:36 AM (mpXpK)

467
Okay, Morticia, I found the installation instructions for those 4000 series T-stats. It looks like a simple, non-heat pump system.

Turning the heat on is probably as simple as jumping the R(red) to the W(white) terminal.

What type of furnace is it? Oil, gas?

On those, the blower is usually turned on by the system itself when the plenum comes up to temperature. Otherwise, you'll connect the G (green) fan lead to R as well.

Only do this if you're comfortable with messing with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 03:38 AM (f1Vqw)

468 Mornin' all.

It's a cool one. Low 50s. Nice! Sleeping with the windows open I woke up chilled. Time to grab a light blanket.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 24, 2019 03:40 AM (Z/jzm)

469
What type of furnace is it? Oil, gas?

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Gas. I'm gonna try all that tomorrow in the light of day.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:48 AM (13CQC)

470
By the way, publius, you RAWK.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:48 AM (13CQC)

471 >> Gas. I'm gonna try all that tomorrow in the light of day.

Do you have A/C as well, or is this T-stat heat only?

Here's the install .pdf for that thermostat

https://customer.resideo.com/resources/techlit/
TechLitDocuments/69-0000s/69-1769.pdf

remove line feed.

By jumping, or "hot-wiring" it, the heat will run continuously until you break the connection. Run it until it gets warm enough, the break it. Until you get the T-stat replaced.

And you can pick up one at any big box Lowes/Home Depot, etc store.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 03:54 AM (f1Vqw)

472 Well Morons, it's off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Rocking Chair. But it will have to be the indoor rocker since the humidity is is off-scale high outside.

I will be back at 6 am with the weekend links.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:58 AM (mpXpK)

473 If someone has heat on or needs it Fall is coming fast

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 03:59 AM (BbGew)

474 Supposed to be only 80 this afternoon and nice

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 04:04 AM (BbGew)

475 Miley should eat Lysine. A lot of Lysine. Like a half dozen or dozen grams of Lysine multiple times a day. IWith plenty of water]. Until the shingles are over. Cheap, natural, and non-prescription.

Posted by: Old Toby at August 24, 2019 04:09 AM (X7epx)

476
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 04:46 AM (KCxzN)

477 Good morning, AltonJackson!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 24, 2019 04:53 AM (XuBZu)

478 Supposed to be only 80 this afternoon and nice
Posted by: Skip

GOOD !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 05:01 AM (arJlL)

479
'mornin', HB

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 05:02 AM (KCxzN)

480 Not to gross you guys out, but a two weeks ago I thought - from visual evidence when I turned to flush the terlit - that I had worms. A visit to the doctor, tests, and finally identifying the critter in the terlit (Brachyiulus pusillus, which are everywhere around these parts this time of year) indicated in short order that I did not. So all's well worm-wise, thank goodness.

I'm just really surprised at the effect it had on me. I was absolutely freaked and creeped out, and still haven't recovered! Depressed would probably describe my current symptoms, and that surprises me too, since I've been through an ample ration of reverses in my life and have always stayed up-beat. Apparently the ol' emotional reserves, like pretty much everything else, just ain't what they used to be.
Good to know, I suppose. Guess I'd better take it into account in the future.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 24, 2019 05:12 AM (XuBZu)

481 Good morning! Two more working days 'til Monday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:25 AM (BrRAn)

482 Morning Alton Jackson, Skip and JT.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 05:29 AM (BZzXD)

483 Tried napping a bit more but knew it wasn't going to happen

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:29 AM (BbGew)

484 Morning all. Can not sleep

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:30 AM (yWXpx)

485 Morning all. Can not sleep
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:30 AM (yWXpx)

Autumn is not too far away.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 05:31 AM (Xqo6t)

486 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?

Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

487
g'mornin', Ben Had

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 05:35 AM (KCxzN)

488 There is a article at Powerline on President Trump's comments about Liberal Jews.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:38 AM (BbGew)

489 486 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?
Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

Maybe, it extreme rhetoric and rubs me the wrong way too. But these things usually have a pretty short half-life. But, notice that recently Democratic candidates have come to saying a vote for Trump is a vote for white supremacy. Even worse than what Trump said about disloyalty to Jews, imo.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 05:38 AM (Xqo6t)

490 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?
Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

It was poorly worded but I agree with him 100%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:39 AM (yWXpx)

491 Here it is 24 August 2019 and we have kollege football this here weekend. Woohoo! Be safe out there and drink a plenty.

Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (UUkQp)

492 Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh welcomes the West Bank attack that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb as a heroic operation.

Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (yWXpx)

493 Well, we certainly never had to wonder where ubama was at on the 'disloyal and loyal Jews', did we? So let's not hammer President Trump's tit too much over his 'disloyal Jews' remark. I have often wondered why it's party first and religious belief way down the list for many Jews. I have to go with President Trump on this one.

Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:50 AM (UUkQp)

494 Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

That was was the way I understood what PDTS said. Jews that support the democrats are disloyal to Israel.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:51 AM (BrRAn)

495 I have no idea if it was better to say or left unsaid

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:54 AM (BbGew)

496 Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

That was was the way I understood what PDTS said. Jews that support the democrats are disloyal to Israel.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:51 AM (BrRAn)

It was poor choice of words since the left always accuses Jews of being disloyal to the US for supporting Israel. But PDT had absolutely no evil intent in his heart or animosity what so ever towards Jews. And any attempt to paint him thus is outrageous and inaccurate

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:01 AM (yWXpx)

497 what PDJT said was spot on, which is why the usual suspects are up in arms over it.

F them, sideways.

if you are Jewish, and support the Demonrats, you don't support Israel, and are complicit with those that would exterminate your people in the historical homeland you have occupied for millennia.

this isn't rocket science, and trying to parse it otherwise is sophistry.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (/e9Kb)

498 stupid FF upgrade and it's sock elimination "feature"

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (/e9Kb)

499 I suspect that's one of the ways PDTS uses to initiate dialogue on some subject no one wants to discuss: make a provocative statement and get some emotion charged up, otherwise people won't engage.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (BrRAn)

500 491 Here it is 24 August 2019 and we have kollege football this here weekend. Woohoo! Be safe out there and drink a plenty.
Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (UUkQp)


Amen, brother!

Posted by: Nut at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (S23KT)

501 Trump blasts CNN for disgraceful hiring of ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe

Lol. Right on!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:09 AM (yWXpx)

502 August 24th- One week til dove season opens.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 06:13 AM (BZzXD)

503 Did you guys here the outrage this week, of many outrageousnesses, where Trump was going to dig up veterans graves to make way for his border wall?

https://youtu.be/8gHGBUj1i2M

But in the actual report CBP issued a statement that they'd avoid the cemetery that's along the path of proposed levee-wall. So, just speculation. Only the headline and chyron misleadingly said "Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall" like it was happening for real. Saw lots of Nevertrumpers sharing the story and saying how disrespectful Trump was to the military.

...but, then I got thinking. These are WWI and II veterans, not soldiers killed in action. So, wouldn't that pretty much classify every cemetery in America? And I pulled up this place on Google maps.. and its tiny, one acre of an old church tucked between a couple residential plots where everything else around for miles is farmland.

26°05'10.6"N 98°11'04.6"W

Anyways, they ought to avoid this place and just let the wall have a 1,000 foot gap. The Boarder Patrol HQ is only a mile to the west anyways.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 06:26 AM (Xqo6t)

504 26.086271, -98.184602

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 06:27 AM (Xqo6t)

505 53 re 'genocidaire'

The Algerian in me sometimes comes out.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Me too, but after a 10-15 minute break, he's ready to go back in!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 24, 2019 06:46 AM (cU38X)

506 Heh!

https://tinyurl.com/y4mxemjx

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 06:56 AM (BrRAn)

507 Perhaps that Lauren girl knows the answer to that stupid "sound of one hand clapping" riddle...

Posted by: Aspiring Buddhist Monk at August 24, 2019 07:00 AM (cU38X)

508 213
NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM

You tricked me! Those girls were all over 12!

Posted by: Joe "Sniffy" Biden at August 24, 2019 07:07 AM (cU38X)

509 What exactly happened in the 'sisters' video?

Posted by: geewhiz at August 24, 2019 10:37 AM (8pHJf)

510 I have been listening to and studying the Christian Faith in the spirit of the church fathers. The "obey your husbands," portion is related to obeying in the ways of faith. Christianity was radical in that women, slaves, etc. were all equal in the eyes of God whereas other faiths and political systems viewed them as non entities. Remember, early times preists could marry and had families (St. Peter himself was married). But women could be married. Males were deacons, presbyters, bishops, etc, so it was obey in the ways of faith and men were expected to protect at all costs including laying down their lives for their wives as Jesus died for his followers. Celebacy of preists and such began being born out of ascetic movements which most rapidly grew in Egypt. Monastic communities arose as people left cities when they viewed some churches as moving astray and more people took ascetic like vows.

Posted by: Caiomhin at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (0LNrb)

511 510 comments and not one about Bridgeport, CT being the real life siting of Gotham City? Well, I must be the only Moron from Bpt. and I tell you I resemble that Tweet! Or as a savy Southern congress critter described it in the early 70's; "Bridgeport is the arm pit of New England."

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at August 24, 2019 05:55 PM (SKQ4H)

Jordan Peterson Voice Generation Brings Joy to Millions, But Then Goes Silent

I don't blame Jordan Peterson for being upset that this site which claims it can render text into Jordan Peterson's voice has him saying all sorts of kooky things.

In April of this year, a company called Coding Elite exposed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that to a substantial sample of my voice, which is easily accessible on the YouTube lectures and podcasts that I have posted over the last years. In consequence, they were able to duplicate my manner of speaking with exceptional precision, starting out by producing versions of me rapping Eminem songs such as Lose Yourself (which has now garnered 250,000 views) and Rap God (which has only garnered 17,000) as well as Rock Lobster (1400 views). They have done something similar with Bernie Sanders (singing Dancing Queen), Donald Trump (Sweet Dreams) and Ben Shapiro, who also delivered Rap God. The company has a model, the address of which you can find on their YouTube channel, which allows the use to make Trump, Obama, Clinton or Sanders say anything whatsoever.

I happen to think Rap God is an amazing piece of work, and when I first encountered my verbal avatar belting out the lyrics I thought that it was cool, in a teenage tech-geek sort of way. And I suppose it was. This caused quite a stir on the net in April, with media companies such as Forbes and Motherboard (a division of Vice) noting that the machine learning technology only required six hours of original audio (that is, actually generated by me) to produce its credible fakes, matching rhythm, stress, sound and prose intonation.

This week, however, a company called notjordanpeterson.com put an AI engine online that allows anyone to type anything and have it reproduced in my voice. It’s hard to get access to or use the site, at the moment, presumably because it is currently attracting more traffic than its servers can handle. [NOTE: As of August 23, this website posted the following announcement: In light of Dr. Peterson’s response to the technology demonstrated by this site, which you can read here, and out of respect for Dr. Peterson, the functionality of the site will be disabled for the time being.]

But it was pretty funny while it lasted.

The original "Rap God," the Jordan Peterson version, is here. Content warning for offensive rap lyrics.

Below, some more Not Jordan Peterson audio clips. I like the one about the academic research into whether traps are gay.

Content warning for all of these; the go-to joke is to make "Jordan Peterson" say something uncharacteristically profane.






Whether you think this is funny or not -- I think it's funny as long as it's branded as a fake, and restricts itself to silliness rather than defamation -- you should definitely know that this technology is now widely available, and that any audio you hear may be completely fake but nearly impossible to discern as fake.

And of course you can't trust video either -- it's now within anyone's ability to create "Deep Fake" video of anyone on earth.

This video shows how easy it is to morph Bill Hader into Tom Cruise, whenever Hader slips into his Tom Cruise impression.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 08:00 PM




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1 Huh

Posted by: SMH at August 23, 2019 08:01 PM (RU4sa)

2 Top 10.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 08:05 PM (qJeBn)

3 Geez Louise.. I read the content in full!
I coulda been a contenduh!!!!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:05 PM (438dO)

4 I saw Dave Cullen's video on this a couple days ago.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 08:07 PM (vmRc0)

5 I don't think I have heard Peterson enough for this to get funny for me.

Posted by: irright at August 23, 2019 08:07 PM (RVcmP)

6 Wide margins for a second

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:07 PM (BbGew)

7 I nooded the last thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 08:08 PM (qJeBn)

8 Where is everyone?

Posted by: Hagar-Jarl of the Noth of Flyover County at August 23, 2019 08:08 PM (FxJnm)

9
I can't watch this. Too scary.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 08:08 PM (13CQC)

10
Which presidential election will this technology sway? 2020, 2024?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 08:09 PM (13CQC)

11 willowed


The way I read it Notorious RBG didn't have actual pancreatic cancer

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:06 PM (BbGew)

---
if you have a tumor on/in your pancreas, you have pancreatic cancer.

and the bile duct means it was obstructing the passage way between the organs.

the big question is the exact wording of her deal with the Devil.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 08:09 PM (/e9Kb)

12 I can't watch this. Too scary.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 08:08 PM (13CQC)
-------

Exactly how I feel. I think I'll go wash the dishes.

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 08:09 PM (aXucN)

13 Every time I try to watch one of Petersen's videos, I start nodding off..
I mean it's nice to see him pwn libtard interviewers.. but, after about 90 seconds, it just puts me to sleep..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:09 PM (438dO)

14 Good. The more fake stuff that's out there the less people will trust *anything*.


Our so-called elite have used and abused our natural inclination to "trust" for far too long. See: TV personalities, famous people, "scientists", teachers, our "intelligence" services...


At this point, I'll take a nation/world of skeptics that any fucker is right, or anything they hear or see from anyone is true.

Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 08:10 PM (uEbPt)

15 the big question is the exact wording of her deal with the Devil."

She's at the crossroads?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 08:10 PM (6qErC)

16 This is funny, but also horrifying.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 23, 2019 08:10 PM (CKmCN)

17 Beer:30 here, so i'm off, not that anyone cares.

back for the ONT.

(where still no one will care)

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 08:10 PM (/e9Kb)

18 Technology has finally caught up to what demons have reputedly always been able to do: possession and shape shifting.

Posted by: Decaf at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM (kGBB1)

19 How can we be sure that someone claiming to be "Not Jordan Peterson" is, in fact, not Jordan Peterson?

Posted by: Miklos, wondering if Tuesday are still Pants Day at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM (QzkSJ)

20 if you have a tumor on/in your pancreas, you have pancreatic cancer.

and the bile duct means it was obstructing the passage way between the organs.

the big question is the exact wording of her deal with the Devil.


Posted by: redc1c4

.........
Well.. no..
You can have almost any kind of cancer in any organ.. they like to move around..Have a friend with colo-rectal cancer in the lungs..
I ain't no doc, but that's how I understand it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM (438dO)

21 This is funny, but also horrifying"

I dunno, I wouldn't call Letterman horrifying. Disturbed, sure tho...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 08:12 PM (6qErC)

22 18 Technology has finally caught up to what demons have reputedly always been able to do: possession and shape shifting.
Posted by: Decaf at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM (kGBB1)

And this is proof of why reality is not a simulation, because none of us can actually do that.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 08:12 PM (vmRc0)

23 So the Mission Impossible voice synthesizers are real?

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:12 PM (ltuaO)

24 Beer:30 here.

Tequila time.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 08:13 PM (6qErC)

25 If anything can be faked then it can also be used as an excuse - it wasn't me.

The question "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes." finally becomes inderstandable.

Posted by: Decaf at August 23, 2019 08:15 PM (kGBB1)

26 OHHHHHHHHHH GOD !! Tucker is on the POOOOOOOR Tulsi thing & hass that leftwing hack Reporter Mike Tracey

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 23, 2019 08:15 PM (BqBId)

27 This is the vaunted "AI"? This is weak. Of course, I remember thinking the same, thirty-five years ago, "this is how old, and it's this lame?" The professor did not enjoy my opinion.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 08:16 PM (x/2Z8)

28 Is this a great country or what?

Posted by: Sharkman at August 23, 2019 08:16 PM (6qa8a)

29 Beer:30 here, so i'm off, not that anyone cares.

back for the ONT.

(where still no one will care)
Posted by: redc1c4

The Horde (or maybe just me) has great care, affection, and if I dare say, love (no homo) for any Moron with 30 beers.

No hugs though

Posted by: Miklos, on his way over at August 23, 2019 08:16 PM (QzkSJ)

30 Lighten up, Jordie.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 08:16 PM (QwmrN)

31 I mean, traps ARE gay. This is known.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at August 23, 2019 08:18 PM (icI8A)

32 I don't find Heder funny at all but that morphing thing is pretty funny and scary.

Posted by: turambar at August 23, 2019 08:18 PM (Gylu/)

33 Deep fakes that approximated the visual aspect of a person was bad enough now that they seem on the cusp of adding the audio dimension as well makes it possible to do incredibly sinister things.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 08:19 PM (S7X0F)

34 http://bit.ly/2MAQp3E
*******
Report: King George Really Regretted Not Imposing Red Flag Laws On Deranged American Colonists | The Babylon Bee

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 23, 2019 08:19 PM (BqBId)

35 I mean, traps ARE gay. This is known.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at August 23, 2019 08:18 PM

*nods*

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at August 23, 2019 08:20 PM (Qx6XW)

36 Dr. Petersen is a towering intellectual, who knows how to make complex concepts accessible to the common man.

It only figures that shitheads play with toys to make fun.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 23, 2019 08:20 PM (6/uwW)

37 Beer:30 here

He must be on CST.

On the east coast, it's already half-past bourbon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 08:20 PM (4QHtX)

38 What has Jordan Peterson ever said in public beside "wash your penis"?

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at August 23, 2019 08:20 PM (o3AYq)

39 This is funny, but there is a danger to this. We are already through social engineering denying reality.

When you have things like this it makes it even harder to distinguish the 'real'.

At least until Master has Blaster hold your head down in a lake of pig shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 08:22 PM (gmtFW)

40
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:22 PM (KCxzN)

41 Well.. no..
You can have almost any kind of cancer in any organ.. they like to move around..Have a friend with colo-rectal cancer in the lungs..
I ain't no doc, but that's how I understand it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM

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

Ermm... aka Stage 4

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 08:23 PM (qJeBn)

42 Dr. Petersen is a towering intellectual, who knows how to make complex concepts accessible to the common man.

It only figures that shitheads play with toys to make fun.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 23, 2019 08:20 PM (6/uwW)


The media certainly does not want to risk the great unwashed masses actually hearing the real Jordan Petersen and then thinking about what they heard!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 08:23 PM (BiNEL)

43 Who is Jordan Peterson?

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 08:23 PM (xj2l7)

44 He morphed into Seth Rogan for brief impression too.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:24 PM (2DOZq)

45
The tumor identifies as benign, so no treatment is needed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 08:25 PM (Wx/+I)

46 I mean, traps ARE gay. This is known.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at August 23, 2019 08:18 PM


Dude. You trying to stigmatize the GAINZZ Threads?

Posted by: Dr. F. N. Furter at August 23, 2019 08:25 PM (DMUuz)

47 With tech like this and red flag laws, what could possibly go wrong when Democrats get back into power ?

Posted by: jsg at August 23, 2019 08:26 PM (Jkeum)

48 I expect big problems with this stuff. Some tech guy was quoted online as saying that yes innocent people will end up in prison because of this technology.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 23, 2019 08:26 PM (j3npP)

49 48 I expect big problems with this stuff. Some tech guy was quoted online as saying that yes innocent people will end up in prison because of this technology.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 23, 2019 08:26 PM (j3npP)

Exactly as planned.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 08:27 PM (vmRc0)

50
And this is proof of why reality is not a simulation, because none of us can actually do that.
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru)

======

And thus will cybertechnology subvert itself. It gets so powerful that we can't trust it, so we return to reality. Live appearances. Trump is ahead of this curve.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 08:27 PM (13CQC)

51 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM

There are genetic markers that tell you where the cancer started, and thus give the doctors clues as to the most effective treatment. Untreated, that cancer will spread and wind up everywhere in the body...

unless it kills you first!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 08:28 PM (BiNEL)

52
Remarkable it is that Peterson stating some fairly commonplace observations causes the Left to go into foaming-at-the-mouth rage.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 08:28 PM (Wx/+I)

53 You can have almost any kind of cancer in any organ.. they like to move around..Have a friend with colo-rectal cancer in the lungs..
I ain't no doc, but that's how I understand it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 08:11 PM


Both grandmas and dad had cancer that then traveled thru the body. Wasn't long after that there were gone.

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2019 08:28 PM (BLFnH)

54 there = they

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2019 08:28 PM (BLFnH)

55 I expect big problems with this stuff. Some tech guy was quoted online as saying that yes innocent people will end up in prison because of this technology.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

_______________

I believe it.

And anyone that claims video is faked, we have to believe them.

There should be something a like a watermark required when this tech is being used. That would be an easy solution if only a few firms can do this.

Sort of like printers/scanners are required not to be able to print copies of US currency, etc

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 08:28 PM (zuvmW)

56 Hey Alton, how are ya this fine evening?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:29 PM (KOEi9)

57 The Tom Cruise morphing video reminded me of the guy on the Howard Stern show who naturally had the exact same voice as David Letterman. Shame he recently passed away.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:29 PM (2DOZq)

58 scary as it may be, this will disconnect words from faces, leaving only ideas to be judged.

Posted by: my shoes are worn at August 23, 2019 08:29 PM (3W9+J)

59 Other than tom cruise, I have no clue who any of the people are in the content. I'm guessing I should be thrilled.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 23, 2019 08:29 PM (9Om/r)

60 I expect big problems with this stuff. Some tech guy was quoted online as saying that yes innocent people will end up in prison because of this technology.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 23, 2019 08:26 PM (j3npP)

A manufactured Trump rant on race laced with racial epithets at just the right time could clinch the election for the Democrats. Even if revealed afterwards it would be too late to matter.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM (ltuaO)

61 It's great that Jordan has such a following among the youth.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM (dyaak)

62
I'm well, Ben Had

how are you?

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM (KCxzN)

63 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 23, 2019 08:29 PM (9Om/r)

Lucky you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 08:31 PM (BiNEL)

64 The Bill Hader video is on the wrong side of the Uncanny Valley.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 23, 2019 08:32 PM (yQpMk)

65 Hey, it's Friday evening and any one with a drink in hand needs to raise your glass for the SoCal MoMe tomorrow.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:32 PM (KOEi9)

66 A manufactured Trump rant on race laced with racial epithets at just the right time could clinch the election for the Democrats. Even if revealed afterwards it would be too late to matter.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM (ltuaO)


You gotta love it when a plan comes together!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 08:32 PM (BiNEL)

67 O/T: just tuned into the Diamondbacks game and I've gotta say -- am absolutely hating the all white vs. all black uniforms they're wearing for this year's Players Weekend.


Hey MLB Marketing, I hear Gillette is hiring ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 23, 2019 08:33 PM (WqPYg)

68 Hey, it's Friday evening and any one with a drink in hand needs to raise your glass for the SoCal MoMe tomorrow.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:32 PM (KOEi9)


I guess some rational people have not been able to escape California ...

yet!

And done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 08:34 PM (BiNEL)

69 No drink in hand Ben but wishing good luck, great weather, and lots of fun tomorrow for your gathering.

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (BbGew)

70 A manufactured Trump rant on race laced with racial epithets at just the right time could clinch the election for the Democrats. Even if revealed afterwards it would be too late to matter.

Posted by: Sharrukin2

_____________

That's pretty much a given.

A foreign power could make a convincing video where a leader in the US is saying the "N" word and the media would dutifully get the country worked up into a frenzy.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (zuvmW)

71 46 I mean, traps ARE gay. This is known.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at August 23, 2019 08:18 PM

Dude. You trying to stigmatize the GAINZZ Threads?
Posted by: Dr. F. N. Furter at August 23, 2019 08:25 PM (DMUuz

Those faggots are difficult to grow.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (QwmrN)

72 I had decided long ago that I wouldn't believe any claims made from audio only.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (2DOZq)

73 Sorry to go offthread/willowed so early, but I think Ace said last week that there was no such thing as off thread.

Anyway, back to the last Joe Biden thread, did you notice that the latest of Joe's dementia/Alzheimer's/senility gaffes were accomplished in front of teleprompters? He either is too stupid just to try to read the script, or his eyesight is so bad that he is unable to read the script, or worse still, Joe thinks he is so eloquent he doesn't need a teleprompter.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Brain at August 23, 2019 08:37 PM (ZD+J8)

74 Skip, this is for the morons behind enemy lines in CA.

Tx MoMe is still almost 8 weeks away.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:38 PM (KOEi9)

75 And thus will cybertechnology subvert itself. It
gets so powerful that we can't trust it, so we return to reality. Live
appearances. Trump is ahead of this curve.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 08:27 PM (13CQC)

=======


I wouldn't be surprised if manipulating Live Appearances is already on the AI horizon.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 23, 2019 08:38 PM (WqPYg)

76 He is too stupid just to try to read the script and his eyesight is so bad that he is unable to read the script and worse still Joe thinks he is so eloquent he doesn't need a teleprompter.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 08:38 PM (Tnijr)

77 65
Hey, it's Friday evening and any one with a drink in hand needs to raise your glass for the SoCal MoMe tomorrow.

Nostrovia!

Posted by: dartist at August 23, 2019 08:39 PM (K22Va)

78 I had decided long ago that I wouldn't believe any claims made from audio only.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (2DOZq)

And you think this sort of tech for video as well as audio isn't available to the intelligence services? The same intelligence services who manufactured evidence against Trump.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:40 PM (ltuaO)

79 The filter that requires the least amount of programming and CPU cycles is the Hillary! to Satan Transmogrifier. It's literally a single-pixel transition between the two. We thought it'd be easy, but this was horrifyingly easy.

Posted by: notjordanpeterson.com at August 23, 2019 08:40 PM (6eEQ+)

80 75 I wouldn't be surprised if manipulating Live Appearances is already on the AI horizon.
Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 23, 2019 08:38 PM (WqPYg)

Imagine all appliances being IoT from now on, all of them have cameras equipped, and all of them either set off an alarm beep or refuse to function if the camera is obstructed.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 08:40 PM (vmRc0)

81 Did ace say 3 threads ago that he was going to stop posting tonite?

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 08:41 PM (dyaak)

82 dartist, That's the spirit.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:41 PM (KOEi9)

83 "76 He is too stupid just to try to read the script and his eyesight is so bad that he is unable to read the script and worse still Joe thinks he is so eloquent he doesn't need a teleprompter.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 08:38 PM (Tnijr) "



Embracing the power of "and" like a true Hordeling !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 23, 2019 08:41 PM (XNDy+)

84
A manufactured Trump rant on race laced with racial epithets at just the right time could clinch the election for the Democrats. Even if revealed afterwards it would be too late to matter.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM


that was a plot point in The Expanse

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (KCxzN)

85 A manufactured Trump rant on race laced with racial epithets at just the right time could clinch the election for the Democrats. Even if revealed afterwards it would be too late to matter.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:30 PM (ltuaO)

*low voice*

We've taken recordings of several of the biggest SJW loudmouths and made new recordings of them saying the n word and trashing homos. Let's watch what happens.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (j3npP)

86 Some Moron's post sent me on a quest for songs from Joni Mitchell's Miles of Aisle with the L.A. Express. -one side only-
and I found this:

In 2010, Mitchell told a reporter at the Los Angeles Times that she has a "weird, incurable disease that seems like it's from outer space."

She said the condition is the reason why she often hides from the public eye. Mitchell described seeing "fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral." -

She also denies being what one author described as "one of the world's great smokers" having anything to do with her deteriorating vocal abilities or health.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (xj2l7)

87 I refuse to watch this stuff. It's dehumanizing.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (H8QX8)

88 25 to 30% of Americans think the government has it's own money and you think people won't fall for this ?

Posted by: jsg at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (Jkeum)

89 "I refuse to watch this stuff. It's dehumanizing"

I don't see the problem.

Posted by: de Humanzie at August 23, 2019 08:44 PM (Tnijr)

90 Hey, it's Friday evening and any one with a drink in hand needs to raise your glass for the SoCal MoMe tomorrow.
Posted by: Ben Had at Aug

Raised!

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2019 08:44 PM (BLFnH)

91 25 to 30% of Americans think the government has it's own money and you think people won't fall for this ?

Well, American citizens are indeed chattel of the US Government. Obama was right when he said that the 16th Amendment gave the Fe'ral government the authority to confiscate everything you own.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM (lD3vL)

92 I missed it by two weeks. (srsly)

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM (BLFnH)

93 "Nostrovia!

Posted by: dartist at August 23, 2019 08:39 PM (K22Va) '


Ah, lovely Nostrovia, the second - largest port city of Peruvia, famous for its beerhalls and brothels !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM (XNDy+)

94 86. Morgellan's disease

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM (dyaak)

95
Ah, lovely Nostrovia, the second - largest port city of Peruvia, famous for its beerhalls and brothels !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM


the concept of "Rocktoberfest" was created there

true story

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:47 PM (KCxzN)

96 *hoists one for the MoMe and all attending*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 23, 2019 08:47 PM (XNDy+)

97 that was a plot point in The Expanse

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:42 PM (KCxzN)

That a space movie orc. Interesting.

This tech will change the internet over time because nothing you post or present can be trusted so all a politico has to is deny it.

Of course in the meantime it will cause merry old hell.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:47 PM (ltuaO)

98 sock_rat, How did the Dr apt go?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (KOEi9)

99 78 I had decided long ago that I wouldn't believe any claims made from audio only.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:35 PM (2DOZq)

And you think this sort of tech for video as well as audio isn't available to the intelligence services? The same intelligence services who manufactured evidence against Trump.
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:40 PM (ltuaO)

No I don't as well as more variables required to fake in order to present it as real.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (2DOZq)

100 Barely can stay awake any longer
Have fun kids

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (BbGew)

101 *space movie*

How the hell did autocorrect think orc belonged there?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (ltuaO)

102 94 86. Morgellan's disease

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 08:45 PM (dyaak)

"...Mitchell described seeing "fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral." -


Crazy, ate too many of those mushrooms growing out of her skin. When the DRs analyzed the wounds caused by scratching the only fibers found were from clothing material.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (xj2l7)

103 Hey, Ben Had, don't know if you saw I answered your question in last thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 08:51 PM (qJeBn)

104
How the hell did autocorrect think orc belonged there?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM


'cause it rhymes?

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 08:52 PM (KCxzN)

105 Have fun kids
Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (BbGew)


By all means. If you're going to have kids at all, I mean.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 08:54 PM (amw5z)

106 My kids are fun.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 08:55 PM (qJeBn)

107 OT: Can a dead person get a pancreatic tumor?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 08:55 PM (amw5z)

108 I'm a little disappointed. That actually sounds like... a computer generated voice.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 08:55 PM (h2Bdk)

109 105 Have fun kids
Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 08:49 PM (BbGew)

By all means. If you're going to have kids at all, I mean.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 08:54 PM (amw5z)


Something something about my uncle and his horse.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 08:56 PM (h2Bdk)

110 I think this kind of thing is actually funnier than a fake computer voice copying a real voice.

I give you Donald Trump singing Senorita.

https://youtu.be/m7SlTS8R2I0

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2019 08:58 PM (Z7lwY)

111 Taking a break from baseball, I would like to say that games where the teams are in some sort of historical uniform or costume blow. Cleveland and KC are wearing goofy black (Cleveland) and white (KC) outfits. KC looks like some minor league cricket team out of New South Wales, and the Tribe like clumsy ninjas.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 23, 2019 08:58 PM (C1Lsn)

112 The one of Trump as a Pashtun King was so good.

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 23, 2019 08:59 PM (w7KSn)

113 Not to go all "treachery of images", ... but you were never listening to Jordan Peterson or seeing him. You were watching pixels and listening to your loudspeaker. The linking of reproduced dynamic visual/auditory information and a person is just a little deceit we've all enjoyed over the recent past (only the past 160 years).

If you told someone in the 1850s that a magic box that you thought contained a real person was now lying to you and saying things the person never said, they'd say, "well of course, why would you trust a magic box?" But we did.

Posted by: bananaDream at August 23, 2019 08:59 PM (l6b3d)

114 olddog, I will go check as I didn't see it. Thanks

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 08:59 PM (KOEi9)

115 Something something about my uncle and his horse.
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 08:56 PM (h2Bdk)

?

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:00 PM (QwmrN)

116 107 OT: Can a dead person get a pancreatic tumor?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 08:55 PM (amw5z)

If Superman gets cancer, is it Super Cancer which can fly and turn back time?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 09:00 PM (gmtFW)

117 I give you Donald Trump singing Senorita.

https://youtu.be/m7SlTS8R2I0
Posted by: buzzion at

heh, that's funny for a dead guy. Thanks.

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2019 09:02 PM (BLFnH)

118 With this technology I will win 4th place.

Posted by: RBG at August 23, 2019 09:02 PM (Jkeum)

119 *taps mic* Did the Matrix glitch again?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 09:02 PM (gmtFW)

120 "I would like to say that games where the teams are in some sort of historical uniform or costume blow."



It's every game this weekend.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 23, 2019 09:02 PM (4thlk)

121 115 Something something about my uncle and his horse.
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 08:56 PM (h2Bdk)

?
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:00 PM (QwmrN)

His uncle had to go see a man about a horse?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 09:04 PM (gmtFW)

122 the Tribe like clumsy ninjas.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

"The Clumsiest Ninja" followed by "The Lesbian Adventures of Batwoman What's a Lesbian" Thursdays on the WB.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 09:05 PM (mOcZx)

123 Players weekend. They get to pick funny nicknames and put colored tape on their bats.

Posted by: Hagar-Jarl of the Noth of Flyover County at August 23, 2019 09:05 PM (FxJnm)

124
Have fun kids.
Have fun, kids.

Commas. Love them. Live them. Use them.

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Copy Editor, Punctuation Brigade (Chairborne) at August 23, 2019 09:07 PM (DMUuz)

125 Breaking:

The Navy has adopted the RBG training program for the Seals.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 23, 2019 09:07 PM (Zv1X1)

126 Commas. Love them. Live them. Use them.
Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Copy Editor, Punctuation Brigade (Chairborne) at August 23, 2019 09:07 PM (DMUuz)



Let's eat Grandma!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:08 PM (amw5z)

127 25 to 30% of Americans think the government has it's own money and you think people won't fall for this ?

What percentage thought the previous President had his "own stash" from which he would pay all their bills?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 09:08 PM (K8bwI)

128 Obama just made a stupid real estate deal to buy a house on Martha's Vineyard (Island). The island will be under water in 10 years due to Globull Warming !!!!

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at August 23, 2019 09:09 PM (qM84C)

129 His uncle had to go see a man about a horse?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 09:04 PM (gmtFW)

Yes, it was a horse with no name.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 23, 2019 09:09 PM (Zv1X1)

130 commas, put one everywhere!

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:09 PM (KOEi9)

131 The Navy has adopted the RBG training program for the Seals.

Too many candidates and they need to step up the wash-out rate?

That's racist !

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 23, 2019 09:10 PM (lD3vL)

132 Here's a comma for YOU
and here's a comma for YOU
and here's a comma for YOU

Posted by: Orca Winfree at August 23, 2019 09:10 PM (amw5z)

133
a large percentage of the population will watch a James O'Keefe undercover video with the timestamp clearly visible & will believe it's been "selectively edited"

a computer generated "Trump racial rant" will be accepted as the gospel truth

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 09:12 PM (KCxzN)

134 Taking a break from baseball...

I have been taking a break from baseball since they went on strike.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 23, 2019 09:12 PM (lD3vL)

135 130 commas, put one everywhere!

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:09 PM (KOEi9)


Absolutely, correct!

Posted by: William Shatner at August 23, 2019 09:13 PM (Z7lwY)

136 NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (QwmrN)

137 Radio listener survey
What puts you to sleep faster"

Hockey game
Baseball

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (KOEi9)

138 I got a BREAKING NEWS ALERT email from the Seattle Times about the Black Queer Get Together in Seattle this weekend. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm packing my bags.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (FiUMj)

139
Pro Tip: Unlike ampersands, EVERY AoSHQ Commenter has an unlimited number of commas available to them, even those Deplorables who inhabit the dank wasteland of those who have never claimed a "First!" on the ONT.

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Copy Editor, Punctuation Brigade (Chairborne) at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (DMUuz)

140 So, according to the "media" RPG had 3 weeks of radiation treatments for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and she's doing just fine?They are telling us, nothing to see here it was only one little tumor...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:16 PM (O2RFr)

141 134 Taking a break from baseball...

I have been taking a break from baseball since they went on strike.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 23, 2019 09:12 PM (lD3vL)

___

I've been taking a break for 30ish years....since I hit puberty and started noticing girls

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:16 PM (FiUMj)

142 > I ain't no doc, but that's how I understand it..

Neither am I a doc, but that's how I understand it too.

It's pretty much a given of the BAD KILLS YOU DEAD kind of cancer that the shit starts spreading all over your body. The "just generally sucks" kind of cancer stays in one nice tumor where it can be cut out, irradiated, injected, or whatever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 09:17 PM (cB5if)

143 123 Players weekend. They get to pick funny nicknames and put colored tape on their bats.
Posted by: Hagar-Jarl of the Noth of Flyover County at August 23, 2019 09:05 PM (FxJnm)

One of the all time best nicknames given to a ball player is The Sniper for Russell Martin C. Fucking badass.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:17 PM (QwmrN)

144
I got a BREAKING NEWS ALERT email from the Seattle Times about the Black
Queer Get Together in Seattle this weekend. Sounds like a lot of fun.
I'm packing my bags.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (FiUMj)



Barry O: I'm already there!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:17 PM (Tyz+N)

145 There were comedians who made a living looking, sounding and acting 'exactly' like well known people. thinking of the fellow from Taxi who did the Mighty Mouse theme and I couldn't distinguish him from Elvis. Welcome to the machine, my son.

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:19 PM (go+84)

146 Squat thrusts give you a nice burn.

Posted by: RBG at August 23, 2019 09:19 PM (Jkeum)

147 Pro Tip: Unlike ampersands, EVERY AoSHQ Commenter
has an unlimited number of commas available to them, even those
Deplorables who inhabit the dank wasteland of those who have never
claimed a "First!" on the ONT.

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Copy Editor, Punctuation Brigade (Chairborne) at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (DMUuz)



Comrade Bernie: No person should have more than one comma. In my administration, comma inequality will end!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:19 PM (Tyz+N)

148 > a person is just a little deceit we've all enjoyed over the recent past (only the past 160 years).

And wasn't too reliable even then.

Stalin, and before him, Lenin were famous for having unpersons removed from photographs, and that was in the 1920s and 30s.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 09:20 PM (cB5if)

149 115
Something something about my uncle and his horse.

A polite way to say he had to go take a piss.

Posted by: dartist at August 23, 2019 09:20 PM (K22Va)

150 Comrade Bernie: No person should have more than one comma. In my administration, comma inequality will end!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:19 PM (Tyz+N)

--------

Under Commanism, commas will be fairly distributed. From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:20 PM (amw5z)

151 > Barry O: I'm already there!!!!

Wanna share a rental car?

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker at August 23, 2019 09:21 PM (cB5if)

152 RBG's legacy will be as a warrior for the right to kill your baby. I think that deserves a statue or something.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:22 PM (amw5z)

153 Rich Little could impersonate anyone.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:22 PM (KOEi9)

154 There were comedians who made a living looking, sounding and acting 'exactly' like well known people.
Posted by: Madtom

1993 was a rough year.

Posted by: Dana Carvey at August 23, 2019 09:22 PM (mOcZx)

155 My prediction is much worse. Some police department will fake security camera footage to ensure a GUILTY person goes to prison.

They already do that, routinely, without the footage.

The potential for a complete breakdown in trust in our institutions seems obvious, to me.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:23 PM (ykYG2)

156 RBG's legacy will be as a warrior for the right to kill your baby. I think that deserves a statue or something.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Fine. We'll put her name on a plaque and mount an eggbeater on it. Then drop it in a landfill.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 23, 2019 09:23 PM (D5yyd)

157 They can even do that malarkey while you're standing at the podium! Don't believe that stuff you're seeing about me!

Posted by: JoEy BiDeN at August 23, 2019 09:25 PM (aQWHG)

158 'Impersonator". that's what I was thinking of. If a live person can do that, think what an AI can do. (shivers)

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:25 PM (go+84)

159 May they bury RBG next to John McCain so I can piss on them both at once.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (KOEi9)

160 I got a BREAKING NEWS ALERT email from the Seattle Times about the Black Queer Get Together in Seattle this weekend. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm packing my bags.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM

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

You're Canadian?

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (qJeBn)

161 3 weeks treatment in one of the most expensive exclusive cancer hospitals in the World... And she's 86?Any of you have insurance to cover something like that?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (O2RFr)

162 as for "that kind of cancer you eventually get better from", to quote from Moloch in The Watchmen : maybe that's melanoma. That's the kind I've been fighting. especially since 2004.

Hasn't spread elsewhere, but it's no fun to spend every few nights checking my lower back in a mirror for spots.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (ykYG2)

163 160 I got a BREAKING NEWS ALERT email from the Seattle Times about the Black Queer Get Together in Seattle this weekend. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm packing my bags.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM

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

You're Canadian?
Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (qJeBn)

____

FUCK NO I ain't no Canuckistani. Why do you ax?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (FiUMj)

164 Rich Little could impersonate anyone.

He was a genius.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (dUJdY)

165 Raising a glass to a successful SoCalMoMe AND it looks like we may just try to make it to the Michigan one - gotta contact Anton.

Posted by: SnailRacer at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (VyC6S)

166 161 3 weeks treatment in one of the most expensive exclusive cancer hospitals in the World... And she's 86?Any of you have insurance to cover something like that?
Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM (O2RFr)

-----------

At some point, you've had enough living.

-- B. Obama

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (amw5z)

167 ASPEN, Colo. (KKTV) - A bear was euthanized in Colorado after reportedly attacking a restaurant manager.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reporting the attack happened in Aspen on Sunday. Officers located the bear within town limits on Monday. A DNA test confirmed it was the same animal that bit the manager.

-
This burned me up when I was a prosecutor. The Department of Wildlife took their cases so damn seriously and had all the resources they needed while everybody else had to wait. This appears to have been a fairly serious incident, still, it happened Sunday and no later than Friday they had the DNA results back. We had to wait months to get DNA results back on mere murders and rapes. (I had to dismiss one case because the analysis of suspected controlled substance didn't come back before speedy trial ran.) The DOW has its own lab and far fewer cases than we mere mortals.

P.S. We used to call DOW officers "Duck Dicks".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (+y/Ru)

168 I dimly recall an offer for a road-trip to McCain's grave site, where the bus would have all the grilled asparagus and Coors Light you could consume, for free! ... but no terlits.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (ykYG2)

169 Hey you know how NeverTrumpers and leftists (BIRM) keep saying Trump lied about building a wall...

Weird...

https://apnews.com/316aebde39764098922d8df48942c989

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (FiUMj)

170 Clean yo room, wash yo ass..

Now give me my fuggin money

Posted by: Han Yolo at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (k5hWy)

171 161: I recently did 7 wks in a top Hosp in my area. I was afraid to ask what it would have cost w/o insurance.

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (go+84)

172 136 NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (QwmrN)


Lotta peaches at that link, so yeah, peach fuzz.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 23, 2019 09:28 PM (di1hb)

173 Rich Little could impersonate anyone.



He was a genius.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (dUJdY)


Frank Gorshin was very good too

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:29 PM (Tyz+N)

174 At some point, you've had enough living.

-- B. Obama

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM (amw5z)


What will O;Shitzel cry when the reaper comes for him?

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 09:29 PM (xj2l7)

175 171 161: I recently did 7 wks in a top Hosp in my area. I was afraid to ask what it would have cost w/o insurance.

Prayers for a full recovery... May I ask.. Are you 86?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:29 PM (O2RFr)

176 Alton, Alton!! Ok, so that was not my first glass tonight. Meh

Posted by: SnailRacer at August 23, 2019 09:29 PM (VyC6S)

177 No Donna, only 68. but it worked. For now

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:31 PM (go+84)

178 Frank Gorshin, jockey and horse after a race.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 09:31 PM (xj2l7)

179 What will O;Shitzel cry when the reaper comes for him?
Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 09:29 PM (xj2l7)

--------

The Reaper will need to go room to room in his sprawling, carbon-spewing Marthas Vineyard mansion to find him first.

"There's only so big a house you can have"

-- B. Obama

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:32 PM (amw5z)

180 Hi Jewells. Want to let you know that wife gets so many compliments on her bracelet.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:32 PM (qJeBn)

181 No Donna, only 68. but it worked. For now

Happy to hear that... My point is she is quite elderly with numerous bouts of cancer... I wonder how long an insurance company would continue treating someone or if a Doctor would recommend it.

Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:32 PM (O2RFr)

182 The Chemo was worse than the disease as far as I'm concerned,. The Rad was nuttin'

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:32 PM (go+84)

183 SnailRacer, How great. You will love it.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:33 PM (KOEi9)

184 Oh thank you olddog! That makes me happy Glad she is enjoying it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:35 PM (dUJdY)

185 Rich Little could impersonate anyone.

-
Not anybody. I once saw someone ask him to do Rod Steiger and he said he didn't do Steiger. He did do Steiger's dog, however.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 09:35 PM (+y/Ru)

186 Thanks, Donna. I'm not a judge on the SC. 'I'm a teacher, not a preacher and I aim to stay that way'.(The devil came from Kansas, where He went to I can't say.....)

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:36 PM (go+84)

187 hi Jewells! how are you doing today?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:37 PM (ykYG2)

188 3 weeks treatment in one of the most expensive exclusive cancer hospitals in the World... And she's 86?Any of you have insurance to cover something like that?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 23, 2019 09:26 PM

Wife's not 86, but so far this year hospital billings are exceeding 650k. After meeting deductible and out-of max, it's been covered.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:37 PM (qJeBn)

189 The devil came from Kansas

I'd say he came from East Anglia passing through Massachusetts, but then, I am a Tory.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:37 PM (ykYG2)

190 After meeting deductible and out-of max, it's been covered.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:37 PM (qJeBn)


Good.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 09:38 PM (xj2l7)

191 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:37 PM (ykYG2)

Oh sitting here in my undies.. no AC..sucks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:39 PM (dUJdY)

192 Devil lives in Kansas.

He can go to either coast without excessive miles.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 09:40 PM (xj2l7)

193
Raising a glass to a successful SoCalMoMe AND it looks like we may just try to make it to the Michigan one - gotta contact Anton.

Posted by: SnailRacer at August 23, 2019 09:27 PM


link in nick

short story: festivities actually start Friday night (the 20th) at the cabin campsite on the ancient cursed Indian burial ground just down the road from the state prison for the criminally insane

we'll be lounging around the campsite on Saturday daytime until...

...Saturday evening we go in to town for dinner at the BBQ joint, then return to the cabin campsite for a large thermal event & dancing to the finest ukulele band in all the land

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 09:41 PM (KCxzN)

194 The Tx MoMe attendees are all going to sign a T-Shirt for Mrs. olddog.

I need to open this up for what goes on the T-Shirt

My first attempt

I'm married to a guy that comments on AoS
Cancer's got nothing on me

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:43 PM (KOEi9)

195

I'm married to a guy that comments on AoS
Cancer's got nothing on me
Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:43 PM (KOEi9


I love both of those!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 09:44 PM (TdMsT)

196 Jewells: I 'HATE!' air conditioning. living in the BT berthing on a Destroyer will do that to you.

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:44 PM (go+84)

197 this isn't the Book Thread, so posting sin pantalones is allowed.

Good luck with the AC. I had that problem early summer 2015 iirc. Lo did it suck.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:45 PM (ykYG2)

198
e-mail link in nick, I meant

someone (me) needs to dust off his coding skills & get the website / signup thingie going

soon

my goal is to go live with the signup page & website this weekend

maybe

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 09:46 PM (KCxzN)

199 Actually AC is worrking but the drain the hose flows into is plugged up. had to turn AC off til tomorrow when the plumber arrives. Water is everywhere.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:46 PM (dUJdY)

200 someone (me) needs to dust off his coding skills

not as much as kevin williamson does

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:47 PM (ykYG2)

201 > Rich Little could impersonate anyone.

> He was a genius.

Still alive. Still playing Vegas (at the Tropicana currently).



Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker at August 23, 2019 09:47 PM (cB5if)

202 I 'HATE!' air conditioning. living in the BT berthing on a Destroyer will do that to you.

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You're going to love the future we have in store for you!

Posted by: Your Ruling Elite at August 23, 2019 09:47 PM (amw5z)

203

Biden's two appearances Friday included several other problematic comments as he riffed to the crowd. As he talked about teachers, he referenced his wife, Jill Biden, an educator, saying that if he didn't support teachers, "I would be sleeping alone."

At his final event of the day as he talked about taking away some tax breaks for richer Americans, Biden said, "I find most rich people are as patriotic as poor people."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 09:48 PM (aKsyK)

204
'Ms. Marvel' will bring first Muslim superhero to the Marvel Cinematic Universe




Faster than a speeding goat. Able to crash into buildings in a single bound. Look up in the sky it's a bomb vest. No. It's a hefty bag. No. It's Ms. Muzzie Marvel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:49 PM (Tyz+N)

205 202: I got this. YOU may not like it when you realize what you have sown.

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:50 PM (go+84)

206 “Maybe Ruthie should just take a pain pill” - Barky O.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 09:50 PM (CDGwz)

207 RBG most likely had radiation once a week. Radiation would be targeted and after a day she would have gone home or to a hotel and returned the following week. Three treatments plus 72 hours total hospital time.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 09:51 PM (6rjhq)

208 Ms Muslima Marvel can only be defeated by the substance which had long been lost to her people.... Klitorite.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (ykYG2)

209 ONT up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (dUJdY)

210 AltonJackson is a harmonica virtuoso as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (KOEi9)

211 Oh Jewells you had me worried. I asked about you on like three threads this last few days. I know you were complaining about pain the other night and I said it was probably nothing. Then you disappeared.

Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (rLPRQ)

212 Faster than a speeding goat. Able to crash into buildings in a single bound. Look up in the sky it's a bomb vest. No. It's a hefty bag. No. It's Ms. Muzzie Marvel
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 09:49 PM (Tyz+N)

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I look forward to seeing her toss the evil GayMan off the roof of a high-rise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:53 PM (amw5z)

213 The Tx MoMe attendees are all going to sign a T-Shirt for Mrs. olddog.

I need to open this up for what goes on the T-Shirt

My first attempt

I'm married to a guy that comments on AoS
Cancer's got nothing on me

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:43 PM

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Heh.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:53 PM (qJeBn)

214 Oh, and Nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:53 PM (qJeBn)

215 My experience was Chemo once a week, Rad daily (5 days) for 7 weeks. Talk about an out of body trip!

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:54 PM (go+84)

216 Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (rLPRQ)

Oh I'm sorry!! I did check in a few times the day after.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:54 PM (dUJdY)

217 Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (rLPRQ)



Oh I'm sorry!! I did check in a few times the day after.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:54 PM (dUJdY)

Don't apologize. Someone said earlier you were fine and I was happy. Now it's just good to see you.

Hope you're feeling all the way better other than the blasted heat.

Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (rLPRQ)

218 someone (me) needs to dust off his coding skills
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Jeebers. I have from time-to-time pulled out some some chunk of assembler code that I wrote 20 years ago, and thought, 'WTF did I do there? '

Piss-poor doc, or, things that were intuitive then are not intuitive now. I suspect the latter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (CDGwz)

219
AltonJackson is a harmonica virtuoso as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM


good thing that comment got willowed

people might start believing that

Posted by: AltonJackson
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, Michigan
details soon
at August 23, 2019 09:57 PM (KCxzN)

220 Hope you're feeling all the way better other than the blasted heat.

Not sure what it was. I have slept like the dead the past few nights which is unusal. Still really tired but I'm okay.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

221 I should stop complaining

Posted by: Madtom at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (go+84)

222 Another well poisoned

Posted by: Biffy at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (E1pln)

223 There's also some crazy-ass face-mapping technology out there, where you can be made to look like you're doing something you'd never do, while these other programs can make you sound like you're saying something you'd never say.

We can't even trust actual recordings anymore.

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Posted by: sonia garry at August 24, 2019 04:34 AM (o5reY)

225 I used the Obama bot voice tech reading his alleged fraudulent certificate of live birth. All the sound that came out was noise, buzz, garbage and cursing. So, I guess its legit. RIGHT Im working on William S Burroughs does Ruth Bader Ginsberg. George Wallace does Al Sharpton and Jeffrey Epstein does Hilliary Clinton.

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Posted by: Ray at August 24, 2019 12:37 PM (AVxHd)

Trump Tweets Obvious Joke; Media Is Either Stupid Enough, or Dishonest Enough, to Pretend It's Serious

Here's Trump:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

21m

The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative
Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020
Presidential Race!

"Whoever that may be." A clear signal that this person is a non-entity and therefore, get this, unlikely to affect the stock market at all.

So of course the Fake News Sites are pretending it's real:

MSNBCRealNews.gif

The old take was, are they stupid or just pretending?

But I think it's both. People do not say stupid things without a reason. If someone says something stupid, given how egotistical people are (especially the subhumans in the media), they're saying that stupid thing because they think it makes them look smart.

People do not keep saying stupid things every day if they realize it makes them appear stupid.

Only genuinely stupid people do that.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:02 PM




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1 ha, makes up for all the willowing today

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 07:03 PM (QDnY+)

2 One of Trump's best tweets, and truthfully, I'm one of those people who would prefer Trump get off Twitter.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 07:03 PM (zuvmW)

3 Derp . . .

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 23, 2019 07:03 PM (HvSaH)

4 But, Greenland!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 23, 2019 07:04 PM (HvSaH)

5 It isn't even very green!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 23, 2019 07:04 PM (HvSaH)

6 Trump seems to be taking the troll level up to 11 recently. I assume the moon is waxing and we're in an Ernest Scared Stupid scenario.

Posted by: Flyguy at August 23, 2019 07:05 PM (v30M8)

7 Trump has taken Obama's 'stray voltage' concept and totally taken them over.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 07:06 PM (oVJmc)

8 And, I had mentioned this Trump crack twice today.


And ace, of course these people are stupid. As I've been saying for years, in response to the incessant insistence that $/soros/Bilderbergers/space aliens, and 1,543-dimension chess, explain everything.


And teh stoopid corresponds to teh stoopid in the electorate and society.


Lots of kinds of smart, lots of kinds of stoopid.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 07:06 PM (QDnY+)

9 They may not be stupid (I think they are) but they definitely think their audience is. And they're right.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at August 23, 2019 07:06 PM (SRarZ)

10 Why in the wide, wide effing world of sports would anyone want Trump off the twatters? At the outset it was a dubious reaction, now, it's incomprehensible.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 07:08 PM (QDnY+)

11 I'm stuck in a hospital waiting room with CNN on. They're trying to talk down the economy, are calling Trumps behavior erratic, are taking this tweet seriously, etc. All in the last three minutes.

Please send help.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 07:08 PM (xGt2P)

12 When you are really dumb
And one host is a thumb
Thats a cnn

Posted by: R Plant at August 23, 2019 07:09 PM (ucNdt)

13 I knew a Seth Moulton in college, good kid, had holes in his shoes.

Posted by: Gropin' Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 07:09 PM (4e+hS)

14 I also like to play with my cats with a laser pointer.
It's fun, and you would think that one day, the cats would figure it out.
But, they never do.

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 23, 2019 07:09 PM (w7KSn)

15 They are both, deeply stupid AND deeply dishonest.

It's the Obama template. Sure, he was a lazy dolt, but he was a malevolent lazy dolt.

Posted by: acethepug at August 23, 2019 07:09 PM (zHVcO)

16 People keep saying stupid things day after day if they are TOLD to say them.

The press are lackeys of the folks who really call the shots and if they step too far out of line they are removed as we have seen multiple times.

There is no free press.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 23, 2019 07:10 PM (ltuaO)

17 >>People do not keep saying stupid things every day if they realize it makes them appear stupid.

I will literally throw your ass down those stairs.

Posted by: Fredo Cuomo at August 23, 2019 07:10 PM (ZLI7S)

18 Was in, and around, the Beltway media for decades, off and on. When I first bailed out, when people would ask why, one of my explanations was that the environment was just too full of not-smart people. And it was 85% better at the time in question, than today.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 07:10 PM (QDnY+)

19 Trump takes the Bowie strategy for tweeting: "When I'm stuck for a closing to a lyric, I will drag out my last resort: overwhelming illogic."

Posted by: Flyguy at August 23, 2019 07:10 PM (v30M8)

20 When the headlines are wacky
Cause youre a Democrat lackey
Thats a cnn

Posted by: R Plant at August 23, 2019 07:11 PM (ucNdt)

21 I hope when Marie Harf heard about the twee