Saturday Overnight Open Thread (6/6/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke



(H/T JT)

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From our friend and regular all around Moron, Bitter Clinger. He thought it was pretty funny. I can't disagree............

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Possibly NSFW
Does the following fall under the The ONT Is Always Looking Out For YouTM category?

IS WASHING YOUR CAR IN A BIKINI, LIKE IN ‘BRING IT ON,’ ACTUALLY BETTER FOR YOU?
The bikini car wash is basically just a hypersexual trope, but maybe it’s also not a bad method for burning calories

In movies like Bring It On, bikini-clad cheerleaders sud up Toyota Corollas with oversized sponges, “accidentally” dripping ropes of white soap on their chests and giggling as the other gals playfully spray them with the hose, all to raise money for their squad. Perhaps (almost definitely) the bikinis are an intentional part of the promotion, or maybe the bikinis are simply the practical choice of attire when participating in outdoor water-related activities.

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The ONT Musical Interlude- Family Edition



(H/T Touch 'em all)

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A must watch!! Or not. You be the judge. A rational demand to end the protests.
H/T Quilters Irish Death


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Who was Sara Little Turnbull?

The coronavirus pandemic has made something of a celebrity out of the N95 mask, a particle-filtering face covering that’s long been used to protect wearers from inhaling or exhaling pathogens. (The “95” refers to the fact it can block 95 percent of airborne particles.)

Like most nondescript and pervasive products, not many people stop to think about where it came from. Now, owing to the attention placed on it as a key tool in the health care professional’s fight against coronavirus, the woman behind the mask has come to the forefront. Her name is Sara Little Turnbull, and she designed what would become the N95 based on the shape of a bra cup.


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Illustrator? Really?

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Normally on Saturday nights we do not feature a Feel Good Story of The Day. However, tonight we have, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day meets the Genius Award Winner.

The last four days in Philadelphia have been rife with violence, arson, and looting. Understandably, most business owners – whose businesses aren’t already destroyed – did their best to protect their property from the Philadelphia thugs.

Then a few of them tried to loot a store, just not exactly the store clear thinking individuals would consider robbing…

Philadelphia police said the owner of Firing Line Inc. was staying the night inside the shop on South Front Street because over the last few nights someone had tried breaking in.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Social Distancing.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Do not taunt the hamsters.

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1 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (EgshT)

2 First

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (9dzlp)

3 Dammit

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (9dzlp)

4 good evening

Posted by: wing at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (JFzNN)

5 What the hell? This should be comment #27.

Um. I love you all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:45 PM (l9m7l)

6 Rock Rock Rockaway Beach!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:45 PM (VNfwt)

7
That joke was perfect!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:46 PM (pNxlR)

8 Hi everyone.

Was gonna share things but this is too weird

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:46 PM (l9m7l)

9 Evening, horde.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (OzQGF)

10 Evening Horde!

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (ONvIw)

11 Seriously?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

12 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner's Junk at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (vuisn)

13 I am Batman.

Posted by: Batman at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (ufFY8)

14 8 Hi everyone.

Was gonna share things but this is too weird
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:46 PM (l9m7l)

Weird is normal these days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (V2Yro)

15 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA

BATMAN

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (WwTwF)

16 Cocktail anyone?

Posted by: A lotta nerve at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (JdcHc)

17 Yes, I would love a cocktail or three. And my doorbell rung.

Posted by: fly gal at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (6CtMt)

18 To make 2020 even more special now I have allergies.

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (h7GHl)

19 In before the trollops and blackguards.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (sWM8x)

20 Heh, what's a group of bat's called?

Have to pass this along even though its better suited for tomorrow's book thread:

[]@NPR

In essence, "decolonizing your bookshelf" is about actively resisting and casting aside the colonialist ideas of narrative, storytelling, and literature that have pervaded the American psyche for so long says @itsjuanlove

As John Nolte advises: save your ebooks to a secure device, because that sounds a lot like its now book-burning time.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (bDqIh)

21 Good evening, y'all.

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (OMsf+)

22 So they dug up that the Guy who caused Saint Georges demise tried to vote illegally in FL... as a Republican... Here we go

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (Zmnko)

23 Was gonna share things but this is too weird
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:46 PM (l9m7l)

Remember when someone shared a story about guys jamming batteries up their dickholes?

It can't be worse than that.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (fDIwz)

24 It's gonna be an early night.

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (7ZQe3)

25 Yo

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (IYHxL)

26 Can you believe there are actual men that want to shut down bikini and lingerie coffee shops? The Humanity!!!

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (iymtC)

27
You've all been found guilty of all charges. Bail revoked. Turn yourselves in immediately.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (mht8P)

28 Thanks for the ONT.

Could the hamster be more dense on Bikini Car washes?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (A5zUN)

29 I don't understand this. Yes, the weekend ONT is when we confess that we are not what those who oversee were expecting. Which is my life story.

But WHY aren't the big guns posting?

I mean, really, I am nothing. Stop pointing that out. It doesn't help.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (l9m7l)

30 Football, you bet.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (vuisn)

31 In essence, "decolonizing your bookshelf" is about
actively resisting and casting aside the colonialist ideas of narrative,
storytelling, and literature that have pervaded the American psyche for
so long says @itsjuanlove



As John Nolte advises: save your ebooks to a secure device, because that sounds a lot like its now book-burning time.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (bDqIh)


They will have to pry Penthouse Letters from my cold dead hand.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (2N7oZ)

32 Any protests going on in the north woods, MisHum?

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (7ZQe3)

33 Batman don't do good in bright sunlight. Squinty eyes and such, sonar kinda squeaky.

Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (XhWtx)

34 An old college buddie of mine introduced me to the Ramones when I was an 18 year old freshman. Took me to a club. I caught one of the picks that DeeDee (ithink) flicked out into the audience. Good times. I miss that buddy of mine. Haven't seen him in 30 years.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (9dzlp)

35 A wing of bats?

Posted by: Batman at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (ufFY8)

36 Anyone in Charlotte? March A big deal or not. I m mean aggressive or peaceful?

Posted by: Shannon at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (NI/cM)

37 Evening all. Yay Saturday ONT!!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (zUdXR)

38 Is that an old fashioned? Those are delicious.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (IYHxL)

39 I'm a noobe so IDK anything.

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (h7GHl)

40 20 Heh, what's a group of bat's called?


A buffet?

Posted by: Woohan Restaurant Guild at June 06, 2020 09:53 PM (Vy7tf)

41 Way late to this party also
Good night everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (6f16T)

42 *rings doorbell*

Posted by: The Talented Mr. Miklos, holding two (2) drinks and feet up at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (QzkSJ)

43 A group of rats is called a mischief.

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (h7GHl)

44 Just finished 3 fingers of larceny on the rocks. Very nice

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (7ZQe3)

45
Batman's diet: insects and blood.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (mht8P)

46 20 Heh, what's a group of bat's called?
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Group of bat's what?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (sWM8x)

47 I am trying to convince the coalescent being from "The Thing" not to murder us all, as murder is kind of singular. But the being insists this isn't so!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (l9m7l)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-06-2020 [TheJamesMadison]

Alexander the Awful

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Gladiator made a mark on Hollywood in 2000. Financially successful and well regarded by both critics (except for Roger Ebert) and the Academy, Ridley Scott's sword and sandals epic ignited Hollywood's love of epics for the first time in decades, something even the success of Mel Gibson's Braveheart could not do. The love affair didn't last very long, though, because none of the movies that followed where nearly as successful critically or commercially, and the genre rebirth died out.

Wolfgang Peterson's Troy was fine but nothing special. Scott's own Kingdom of Heaven,in the form of the director's cut, is fantastic though only released in a single theater. Antoine Fuqua's King Arthur was overserious but fine. Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was great. They all came and went to various levels of fanfare and box office receipts. The one film that really sticks out to me, though, is Oliver Stone's take on the life of Alexander the Great.

However, Stone's movie is a fever dream of incoherence, and it absolutely fascinates me. Don't get me wrong, I kind of hate this movie, but it's just so wrong in so many ways that I finally took the plunge and watched three of the film's four versions (the theatrical version, the director's cut, and the Final Cut) in a week. I am here to report.

A Brief Background

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Oliver Stone's film was released in November of 2004 with hopes of capturing some industry awards. This was dashed once anyone saw it and realized that the film was a complete mess. Trying to save his film, he came up with a Director's Cut in 2005 that was released on DVD that ended up being eight minutes shorter than the theatrical cut.

This DVD release was apparently a very large success for Warner Bros., and they gave Stone money to recut the film one more time. Released in 2007, Stone's Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut came out on DVD and Blu-ray. Three hours and thirty-four minutes long, it included over half an hour of footage left on the cutting room floor. He broke his word, though, when he released the Ultimate Cut, a slightly refined version of The Final Cut that Stone has called this his final word on the project, hoping that it captured the complete complexity of the historical figure.

And that, right there, is the source of the problem with the movie.

Dewey the Great

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Do you remember a little biopic satire called Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story? It was a direct satire of the Joaquin Phoenix led and James Mangold directed biopic of Johnny Cash called Walk the Line. In it, John C. Reilly plays Dewey Cox, a fictional singer who leads the most generic rock and roll rise and fall story you can imagine. (It's also hilarious and you should watch it.)

I bring it up because its satire goes beyond just biopics of singers, but it extends into biopics in general. In particular are two things in Walk Hard that Alexander does as well. The first is that John C. Reilly plays Dewey Cox from the age of fourteen to his 70s, and it's really weird to see Colin Farrell, buff and with a five o'clock shadow already peeking through, playing Alexander at seventeen. The second is that Walk Hard tries to capture the entire life in all its complexities of a fictional complicated man, providing easy answers all along the way. This is pretty much what Alexander does, giving several easy answers that all seem to conflict with each other.

You see, Oliver Stone grew up idolizing Alexander the Great. From the time he was a boy, he imagined being part of the great march through Asia to India at the Macedonian's side. It's obvious that he knows a lot about the historical figure, and he tried to fit everything he knew and everything he had created to fill the historical gaps into a single three-hour (or three and a half hour) film. There's simply too much to the life of the real historical figure, much less when you combine it with the imagination of a man who grew up thinking of what could have been. Stone never sat down to figure out what he wanted to say about Alexander, using the historical figure's life as a vehicle to tease out an individual lesson about the human condition.

Fortune Favors the Bold

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There is a scene early in the film where Philip takes young Alexander into a cave underneath Pella and shows him representations of some of the most important Greek myths. There's Achilles, Jason and Medea, Cronos and Zeus, as well as Oedipus. Literally every single one of these myths ends up playing out in Stone's version of Alexander. The great hero undone by the death of a close male friend and lover, the far-traveling hero who marries a foreign woman and betrays her for another, the father and son at war, and the son in love with his mother all are part of this take on Alexander. Trying to tease through all of these overlapping takes, as well as a couple of others that aren't captured on the cave walls, and figure out a basic point for the story's telling and existence is an exercise in futility.

At no point in Stone's efforts to write, independently finance the one hundred and fifty-five million dollars for the budget, film, and edit did he settle on one thing to say about Alexander. This is a vital lesson for any storytellers out there, especially those that are trying to pull from real life. There's nothing more complex and contradictory as the life of a normal human being than one of a great figure of history. If you want to use such a figure, you must realize that you will not capture the entire truth of the person in a two to three hour piece of art. Don't try to show us the totality of their existence from the moment they could walk to the moment of their death, show us who they were in a specific moment in time. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is a good example of using a single event to tease out who the subject was as a person.

A Disjointed Whole

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Oliver Stone's Alexander has another problem on top of trying to capture the entirety of Alexander's life. It's that Stone barely tries to bridge the massive gaps between events he portrays. It flabbergasted me every time I started a new edition that literally every step from Alexander leaving Macedonia to the Battle at Gaugamela is skipped over. He goes from a boy just taking the crown of his fallen father and king to a battle-hardened commander with the ability to take apart enemy strategies with unconventional tactics. It makes me question what story of Alexander Stone was trying to tell.

If it was the conquest of Asia, why spend so much time in Macedonia?

If it was his relationship with his parents, why spend so much time in Asia?

It extends back to the central problem that Stone wanted to tell the entire story of Alexander, and in order to cover that much ground he has to ironically skip a lot. That's the purpose of Ptolemy's voiceover. In every cut of the film, he provides filler for a lot of narrative holes brought up because there are huge gaps in the story like the skip from Alexander leaving Macedon to the Battle of Gaugamela. That's a huge campaign that includes the conquering of Egypt, and it's passed over with a single line of voiceover. There's also the plot against Alexander's life by Philotas.

There is not a single general in Alexander's retinue who comes across as a full character in this three and a half hour film, so when, more than two hours into the movie, Philotas gets accused of trying to assassinate Alexander, pretty much everything about it, from an explanation that Philotas was a friend to Alexander since childhood to the implications of his execution for the army as a whole, gets laid out in voiceover. We mostly know Philotas as the guy who yelled at Alexander's wedding because of a grudge from the Battle of Gaugamela, so the voiceover is required just to catch us up. It ends up feeling like having a Wikipedia entry read to us instead of being a scene of drama.

Are Any of the Cuts Good?

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In a word: No. None of them are good, however The Final Cut is the least bad of them. The changes in structure, that mostly make the film a constant jump between Alexander before he leaves for his war with Persia and the other timeline that starts at the Battle of Gaugamela, are a mixed bag, but they do produce some interesting results. It also fixes one particular sequence as much as editing could fix the sequence, which is the marriage of Alexander to Roxana.

Through all three cuts that I watched, though, there are several individual elements that stand out as either good or even great. First is Val Kilmer as Philip. Out of the three principles, it is Kilmer who seems to know what kind of movie he's in: a historical epic. He plays Philip as a wounded, broken man and king who's doing his best. Farrell as Alexander, in comparison, never feels like he's in anything other than a soap opera while Angelina Jolie as Olympias feels like she's playing a sexy Russian vampire. The two battle sequences are also great. Gaugamela uses a bird's eye view and a pre-battle discussion on tactics to provide a larger view that keeps the overall conflict in focus while delving in deeply to the hand to hand combat keeping things exciting. The Indian battle does not have the advantage of the overhead view (a conscious decision, I believe, since we see the eagle depart at one point earlier in the film), but it's filmed just as well with a great use of unusual film stock to help visualize Alexander's near death experience. Roxana's dance is also one of the most visually thrilling single scenes in the film.

That totals maybe 45 minutes of the film, in all of the cuts, while everything else around them is simply wrong.

Oliver Stone was wrong for the movie, not just because he couldn't contain his excitement about making a movie about Alexander the Great enough to drill down to a specific story to tell, but he's visually wrong for the material as well. This is an epic of large characters in large settings, and outside of the battle sequences, the movie is about 75% done in closeup. He doesn't seem to understand some basic filmmaking techniques about framing subjects in order to capture correct emotional resonances. In general, you use a close up in order to heighten a large emotional moment, to bring the audience closer to the subject in frame experiencing some great emotional feeling. When literally every conversation, no matter how mundane, is filmed entirely in closeups, it kills the emotional clarity of the series of images that is the film. As with all rules in art, you can break them and still work, but Stone doesn't seem to understand why he's filming in closeup. It's just his default.

So...Why?

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So, I set out to watch three cuts of a bad movie, and most of you are wondering why. Well, it's a good question.

There's something missing in big movies these days, and it's ambition. Even bigger movies tend to operate on smaller cinematic scales that limit their reach, and it's because of the failure of movies like Alexander that producers are less and less likely to sink nine figures into some big, bold production. They fail a lot. Not just artistically or critically but, most importantly for producers, commercially.

And I bemoan the loss of that sort of crazy gamble. People like Oliver Stone, Darren Aronofsky, and John Boorman are crazy people with crazy ideas who attack stories in crazy ways. That can sometimes work, and oftentimes doesn't. [u]Alexander[/u] is an example of when that doesn't work, and yet, there was such effort and hope placed in Stone's broken vision that I find it all kind of hypnotic.

So, despite Alexander's failings artistically, cinematically, and commercially, it is something that I want more of. I want more interesting failures.

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:

Nothin'. There's a virus, dontcha know.

Next in my Netflix Queue:

Take Shelter

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:

Live Free or Die Hard (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "Unpopular movie opinion: Live Free or Die Hard is the best Die Hard movie." [Personal Collection]
A Good Day to Die Hard (Rating 1/4) Full Review "I didn't hate this movie. I mostly found it boring and unengaging. It was simply too inept to get all worked up about." [Personal Collection]
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "Barring a couple of small flaws, this is Hitchcock's best movie up to this point in his career. It's exciting and fun, filled with wonderful little human moments (my favorite being a police officer sneaking a sweet from a shop at the start of the shootout), and really well built. This Hitchcock character may have a future in the movies." [HBO Max]
The Mask of Zorro (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "It's modern Hollywood evoking the best of classic populist Hollywood using modern techniques (well, for the late 90s). Ultimately, it just wants to entertain, and it does that extremely well." [Personal Collection]
The Skin Game (Rating 3/4) Full Review "Hitchcock has a very good cast, uses his camera and the tools of editing to create a film that feels like more than just a filmed play. It also continues a series of films he had made about young men and women paying for the sins of their past, a theme that is surprisingly strong especially considering the nature of Hitchcock's contract work." [Daily Motion]
The Killer Inside Me (Rating 2/4) Full Review "It ends up feeling like a short film stretched to feature length rather than a story that needs one hundred minutes to tell." [Netflix DVD]
Mary (Rating N/A) Full Review "I would imagine my complaints of the story's structure and dialogue would still hold water, but I can't say for sure. I imagine that with subtitles I would have probably scored this the same as [Murder!]." [Daily Motion]
Rich and Strange (or East of Shanghai) (Rating 2.5/4) Full Review "Overall, it's a fine little film that undermines itself from time to time with forced comedy and bookends that don't feel quite right. There's something there, but Hitchcock's not quite where he needs to be just yet." [Daily Motion]

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1 Movie sign!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (VNfwt)

2 Grab the popcorn

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (6f16T)

3 Not First.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

4 I like gladiator movies!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (zUdXR)

5 I love that to portray a man with one of the most famous profiles ever minted, they chose a snub-nosed Irishman.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 4 I like gladiator movies!
Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (zUdXR)

Ever been in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 08:01 PM (NWiLs)

7 Yay movies!!!!! I love da movies!! *popcorn*

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (w6A0l)

8 I was so looking forward to Alexander
imagine my disappointment

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (WwTwF)

9 Back when they actually built big sets, you had some spectacular scenes, artfully framed. You really understood the grandeur of, say, Mighty Rome.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

10 Not yet! On my bucket list

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (zUdXR)

11 Lawrence of Arabia has to be one of the best filmed movies.

Don't think ever saw Alexander the Great

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (6f16T)

12 I could not get through Alexander. Just awful.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (VNfwt)

13 the BIGGEST problem was Colin Farrel.as Alexander

just so.cringe

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (WwTwF)

14 13 the BIGGEST problem was Colin Farrel.as Alexander

just so.cringe
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (WwTwF)

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I like Colin Farrell, but he was wrong for the part. And Oliver Stone directed him wrong.

I mean, it gets awful close to LSD playing Hitler in The Producers territory.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (LvTSG)

15 Both were meh.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (zr5Kq)

16 And I'm a fan of Colin Farrell. He's a good actor, just wrong for this role.

Who would have been a great Alexander?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

17 Colin Farrell was also awful in the unneeded remake of Total Recall.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (VNfwt)

18 But Lawrence of Arabia is perfect.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (zr5Kq)

19 Bride of Frankenstein on Sven.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (VNfwt)

20 Could put on Band of Brothers, being D-Day and all.

That old man in Buffalo fell over like he was the Bills defense in a Super Bowl. So is it 40 days of mourning and penance for St George? Do we get to celebrate Independence Day this year?

I enjoyed Dewey Cox...it's kind of the last hurrah from the Todd Phillips' Frat Pack films, most of which were pretty funny. Since humor is dead as an art form, I'll look back fondly on the era of the naughts, which I never thought I'd say.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (DY3v8)

21 16 And I'm a fan of Colin Farrell. He's a good actor, just wrong for this role.

Who would have been a great Alexander?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Young, boyish, big nose, and with a commanding presence.

I kinda feel like that Timothy Chalamet guy might have the chops, if he can do the commanding presence.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (LvTSG)

22 Funny that the lede is about biopics as Lawrence or Arabia is about to roll on TCM

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (9TdxA)

23
Walk Hard is really good, and the musical parodies are hilarious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (tDHKc)

24 20 I enjoyed Dewey Cox...it's kind of the last hurrah from the Todd Phillips' Frat Pack films, most of which were pretty funny. Since humor is dead as an art form, I'll look back fondly on the era of the naughts, which I never thought I'd say.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (DY3v

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The best description of Bohemian Rhapsody I've read is, "Who decided to remake Dewey Cox but leave out all the jokes?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (LvTSG)

25 23
Walk Hard is really good, and the musical parodies are hilarious.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (tDHKc)

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His Bob Dylan number is my favorite.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (LvTSG)

26 Other than a maybe a few drive-ins, I'm not seeing much of a future for movie theaters. AMC is gone - not very many big chains left.
Drive-ins have got big land requirements - which mean lots of property taxes. Their advantage is lots of semi private make out opportunity.

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (r8gGP)

27 Who would have been a great Alexander?


Young Daniel Day-Lewis.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (zr5Kq)

28 The Man Who Knew Too Much - Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (Rf71G)

29 Holy shit, Colin Farrell does have a tiny nose. He's like a little Dutch figurine.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:08 PM (DY3v8)

30 Young Ralph Fiennes.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:08 PM (zr5Kq)

31 28 The Man Who Knew Too Much - Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (Rf71G)

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No, Peter Lorre.

I'm going through Hitchcock's whole filmography. I just finished his British period and am moving on to his Hollywood movies. Actually, I watched Rebecca earlier today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:08 PM (LvTSG)

32 I kinda feel like that Timothy Chalamet guy might have the chops, if he can do the commanding presence.
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We'll find out if he's commanding as Paul Atreides. Looking forward to "Dune". I've liked him in everything I've seen him in.

Oh, segue -- Chalamet was the son in "Interstellar". I re-watched “Interstellar” today and enjoyed it even more the second time. I have always liked Matthew McConaughey for his quiet all-American everydude vibe (not just his penchant for nude bongo playing!). This had moments of real poetic beauty as their ship traveled searching for another planet to call home. The shot of the tiny station gliding past huge Saturn was gorgeous. It has the grandeur of Kubrick but with heart.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

33 Young Jim Broadbent. Kidding. Maybe Priam.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:09 PM (zr5Kq)

34 The thing about close ups is that they cut set and costume costs way down. You can use out of focus green screen shots for the background and nobody can tell it.

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 08:09 PM (r8gGP)

35 Glad there's some love there for King Arthur, another film I enjoyed. Say what you want about Keira Knightley, she has fantastic diction.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:09 PM (DY3v8)

36
His Bob Dylan number is my favorite.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (LvTSG)

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Indeed... but this one is apropos at the moment... "I stand, yes I do, for the Christ-killin' Jew..."

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

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:10 PM (tDHKc)

37 Blowing up my DVR this week. TCM had a Peckinpah retrospective (Ride the High Country, Wild Bunch, the Getaway), then last night Marx Brothers. Today "M". I'm going to be busy.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:10 PM (VNfwt)

38 Bad part of LoA is its on until like 4am

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:10 PM (6f16T)

39 Is that guy with the yellow headband Alexander? If so, why?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM (Rf71G)

40 Screw Hollywood. I'd rather watch my dogs fuck.

Posted by: jbspry at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM (8V4Sv)

41 Colin Farrell kinda looks like one of those cabana boy worshippers of Va'al in that Trek episode.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (Dc2NZ)

42 I know I've seen Alexander, but I literally don't remember anything about it. Colin Farrell looks terrible as a blond, but in general he is a smokin hottie.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (OzQGF)

43 Walk Hard was so friggin' funny. John C. Reilley is uglier than Will Ferrell (barely), but way more talented and funny.

One reason I liked Walk Hard is it made fun of those overly serious bio-pics of musicians what died of fires, plane crashes, drugs, irrelevance.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (x8Wzq)

44 Troy is improved by switching languages and turning on English subtitles. I don't know why, but it works better.

I didn't watch Alexander. I had more fun reading about him in Plutarch.

If someone other than a dedicated leftist had made the movie, like John Milius, I'd have gambled on it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (d1uFV)

45 So David Lean goes to the Hollywood money men and says I'm going to shoot a movie about a Brit that no one in America knows. And I'm going to shoot in 70mm in the desert. And it's going to be four hours long. And there's no love story unless you count an off screen homosexual rape. There won't even be any women in it. Not a one.

Who's your leading man?

An unknown Irish stage actor. You've never heard of him!

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (9TdxA)

46 44 Troy is improved by switching languages and turning on English subtitles. I don't know why, but it works better.

I didn't watch Alexander. I had more fun reading about him in Plutarch.

If someone other than a dedicated leftist had made the movie, like John Milius, I'd have gambled on it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (d1uFV)

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Holy shit, a John Milius Alexander movie would have been amazing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (LvTSG)

47 Colin Farrell kinda looks like one of those cabana boy worshippers of Va'al in that Trek episode.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (Dc2NZ)


lol, right?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (9Om/r)

48 45 So David Lean goes to the Hollywood money men and says I'm going to shoot a movie about a Brit that no one in America knows. And I'm going to shoot in 70mm in the desert. And it's going to be four hours long. And there's no love story unless you count an off screen homosexual rape. There won't even be any women in it. Not a one.

Who's your leading man?

An unknown Irish stage actor. You've never heard of him!
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (9TdxA)

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"Remember, I made Bride over the River Kwai, so I'm good for it."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (LvTSG)

49 John C. Riley was in a recent film with Steve Coogan called Stan and Ollie (Riley was Ollie). I thought it was depressing, but their imitations were spot on. Even the classic bits they recreated were good.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (VNfwt)

50 Holy shit, a John Milius Alexander movie would have been amazing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (LvTSG)

I know, right? Shame about his stroke and Hollywood pissing on him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (d1uFV)

51 31 - I don't think I saw that one.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:15 PM (Rf71G)

52
Holy shit, a John Milius Alexander movie would have been amazing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (LvTSG)

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Yeah.

Milius probably could film himself at a party in a rich part of H'wood, and just insert the footage for the burning of Persepolis.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (tDHKc)

53 50 Holy shit, a John Milius Alexander movie would have been amazing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (LvTSG)

I know, right? Shame about his stroke and Hollywood pissing on him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (d1uFV)

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That guy needed to make far more movies.

He has like 12 directing credits, and the last two are TV movies.

Hollywood really turned their back on him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (LvTSG)

54 I'm going through Hitchcock's whole filmography. I just finished his
British period and am moving on to his Hollywood movies. Actually, I
watched Rebecca earlier today.

I watched Jamaica Inn last night because it's the only film of his I hadn't seen.Es no bueno.



Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (a1s18)

55 Whats the hitchcock movie with peter lorre shooting from a window at brit cops with a c-96 mauser?

As a yute went with my paw who fixed bell and howell "jan" projectors to a house call at alfred hitchcock's lair on the greens of l a country club, saw his home movies shipboard, etc, met him!

Posted by: banned 16mm audio visual geek at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (gl8x6)

56 So David Lean goes to the Hollywood money men and says I'm going to shoot a movie about a Brit that no one in America knows. And I'm going to shoot in 70mm in the desert. And it's going to be four hours long. And there's no love story unless you count an off screen homosexual rape. There won't even be any women in it. Not a one.

Who's your leading man?

An unknown Irish stage actor. You've never heard of him!
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (9TdxA)

And yet. And yet.

Perhaps the Greatest Film Ever Made.

Dear Lord, I love "Lawrence of Arabia."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (x8Wzq)

57 Today "M".

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I tried to record it but we had a series of weather related Emergency Alert System intrusions which prevented a substantial part from and broke up what I got into four parts. I have it up and will get it next time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (+y/Ru)

58 54 I'm going through Hitchcock's whole filmography. I just finished his
British period and am moving on to his Hollywood movies. Actually, I
watched Rebecca earlier today.

I watched Jamaica Inn last night because it's the only film of his I hadn't seen.Es no bueno.



Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (a1s1

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I thought Jamaica Inn was pretty good. Nothing special. More a showcase for Charles Laughton than anything else.

It probably helps that I've never read the book.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:17 PM (LvTSG)

59 I like Colin Farrell, but it needs to be the right role. I liked his jaded soldier in Tigerland,

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:18 PM (x8Wzq)

60 I would watch anything directed by John Milius.

Milius directs Jane Austen!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

61

Willowed

532
Very late to HQ for me.

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The Movie Post is here, not going to mix in politics because movies are about escapism and imagination, and I am not going to mess that up for anyone.


But I indirectly answered both Krak and JJ's posts from earlier today. I believe I have a solution much better than national divorce or open warfare. At least worth trying. And yes, it's long, so you've been warned.

Back to the thread at hand. I did see this week where AMC, the giant movie chain, may go down forever. That would be sad and I hope it doesn't happen. People need movie theaters to congregate and enjoy their off-time. And theaters are a great source of first-time jobs for teens. Of course Mark Cuban, who owns the Landmark Theater chain, is probably licking his chops.

Now I have some reading to do. Thanks TJM.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (sy5kK)

62 Maureen O'Hara was purty in her first role.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (a1s18)

63 The problem with Alexander was A: Farrell cant act for shit, he mostly just stares with his mouth open, and 2: Stone was more interested in a gay storyline than he was in the important part of the story. once kilmer dies, the movie is effectively over. and the battle scenes which should have been epic, are a snoozefest.

Posted by: johnny drama at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (XrpMJ)

64
Short version of Alexander's life:

Genocidal Maniac inherits his daddy's kingdom and army, uses it to conquer most of the known world, dies horribly from either poisoning or drinking dirty shit water.

See, now you don't have to sit through all 8 or 9 versions of Stone's shit movie.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (EGyGV)

65 Alexander with 37% less homo would have been a great film. Colin Farrell portrayal was interesting. A sort of berserker philosopher.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (yQpMk)

66 60 I would watch anything directed by John Milius.

Milius directs Jane Austen!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

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There's the man who should have directed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:19 PM (LvTSG)

67 I don't think The Killer In Me has ever been filmed successfully.

The book works so well because you get inside the Sheriff's head. Hard to pull off in a movie. You'd need a damn good screenwriter.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:20 PM (d1uFV)

68 After Gladiator and Master and Commander, I like 300 next

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 08:20 PM (JinpT)

69 Milius is highly underrated.

Patton is another biopic where they take just one section of his life. It works really well. It's Patton the warrior.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (CCWyU)

70 I saw 'Arsenic and Old Lace' the other day. I didn't realize Peter Lorre was in it . He was fantastic.

Posted by: dantesed at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (88xKn)

71 "Jamaica Inn" was in the book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

72 300 is good. I wonder what Leonidas and the boys would have thought of Antifa?

Posted by: Jmel at June 06, 2020 08:22 PM (tzXDX)

73 Anyone but Farrel. What inspired Stone to use a miscast actor?

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at June 06, 2020 08:22 PM (IBMDj)

74 Oh, Live Free or Die Hard I consider to be the second best Die Hard movie.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 08:22 PM (CCWyU)

75 69 Milius is highly underrated.

Patton is another biopic where they take just one section of his life. It works really well. It's Patton the warrior.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (CCWyU)

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Yeah, it's such a better approach. Give us a deep dive into one man's life at a particular moment so we can see him in all his complexity there. You don't have to find the moment when his mommy told him that going all the way was what he was born to do to explain his need to drive to Berlin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:22 PM (LvTSG)

76 The large AMC theater here has been close for 11 weeks. Fairly new building too, sure the mortgage isn't paid for.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (6f16T)

77 I loved King Arthur and Gladiator. I turned Alexander off and took it back to the rental place. It blew chunks.

Posted by: Vic at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (mpXpK)

78 In all of these historical epics the people are just so clean. Must have had really good plumbing back then.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (ofIwF)

79 Master and Commander is quite good at capturing much of the books. The slow pace of sailing oceans, punctuated by the terror of old timey broadsides. Could there be a better Aubrey than Russell Crowe?

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (9TdxA)

80 Who would have been a great Alexander?

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Heath Ledger?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (WwTwF)

81 77 I loved King Arthur and Gladiator. I turned Alexander off and took it back to the rental place. It blew chunks.
Posted by: Vic at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (mpXpK)

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You should try two more versions of it! In one week!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (LvTSG)

82 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

As is often the case, the book is much better than the movie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (+eVzC)

83 The "M" on TCM today was the one from the 1950's.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (aKsyK)

84 42 I know I've seen Alexander, but I literally don't remember anything about it. Colin Farrell looks terrible as a blond, but in general he is a smokin hottie.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (OzQGF)

Nah he's short and has this perplexed look on his face all the time. Not a fan.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (w6A0l)

85 84 42 I know I've seen Alexander, but I literally don't remember anything about it. Colin Farrell looks terrible as a blond, but in general he is a smokin hottie.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 08:12 PM (OzQGF)

Nah he's short and has this perplexed look on his face all the time. Not a fan.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (w6A0l)

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He's great in The New World.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (LvTSG)

86 Gather your rocks and brickbats but...Tom Cruise could play Alexander the Great.

You need an actor with intensity and charisma. And one that's both a perfectionist and crazy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (d1uFV)

87 "T.E. Lawrence" was the Final Jeopardy answer a few days back and not one person answered correctly. And they were teachers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

88 Suppose they made a movie about a Philly IBEW leader who doesn't think defunding the PD is realistic. And who asked in a moment of frustration: 'One bad cop did a horrible thing and now everybody has to pay for it??'. That movie would be based on the words of the infamous Johnny Doc, democrat of course.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (Rf71G)

89 I saw 'Arsenic and Old Lace' the other day. I didn't realize Peter Lorre was in it . He was fantastic.

Posted by: dantesed at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (88xKn)

I was in the senior class play which was Arsenic and Old Lace. I asked for a small part and ended up being the villain. It's a fun play.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (CCWyU)

90 "Jamaica Inn" was in the book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time

I agree. So much suckage that I was yelling at it.It didn't have to be that bad.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (a1s18)

91 I liked Collin Farrell the best in Ondine.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (JinpT)

92 You don't have to find the moment when his mommy told him that going all the way was what he was born to do to explain his need to drive to Berlin.


Apropos of nothing, there is a true story about Patton and Macarthur standing exposed next to each other in WWI while shells rained down. Both had too much ego to take cover if the other one wouldn't.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (yQpMk)

93 So Colin Farrell is a dedicated/compulsive poon hound. My question is: did Oliver Stone push all the gay scenes in Alexander with him just to fuck with the actor?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:26 PM (d1uFV)

94 92 You don't have to find the moment when his mommy told him that going all the way was what he was born to do to explain his need to drive to Berlin.


Apropos of nothing, there is a true story about Patton and Macarthur standing exposed next to each other in WWI while shells rained down. Both had too much ego to take cover if the other one wouldn't.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (yQpMk)

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I suddenly want a movie about Patton and MacArthur in World War I.

Call it: Bastards Fight the Great War.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:26 PM (LvTSG)

95 "Remember, I made Bride over the River Kwai, so I'm good for it."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (LvTSG)


That must have been one hell of a honeymoon

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 08:27 PM (smxcp)

96 Peter Lorre as the child molester/murderer in "M". That was some really creepy film but he was great in it..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 08:28 PM (+eVzC)

97
"Live Free" the best Die Hard movie?

Hhhmmmm. Well...possibly. It's a lot of fun, and wait a minute. McClane's daughter. YES!!!!
Ahhahaaha, she was awesome! And nerdy guy from Galaxy Quest steals the entire movie at the end!
Parkour guy, just amazing.
Bad guy snarking at his henchman who couldn't handle the daughter was brilliant.
Hot Asian chick with an SUV up her ass....hehehehe.

But.......best?
SURE, WHY NOT?!?!!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 08:29 PM (DCVgi)

98 87 "T.E. Lawrence" was the Final Jeopardy answer a few days back and not one person answered correctly. And they were teachers!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:24 PM (Dc2NZ)


To be fair, the teachers missed the question that is Constitutional knowledge I learned in 6th grade, and repeated in 11th grade civics class.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:29 PM (sy5kK)

99 Colin Farrell was terrific as the vampire in "Fright Night", although the movie was owned by David Tennant as the magician.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

100 The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T E Lawrence is as much gay porn as Alexander is.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:30 PM (d1uFV)

101 The "M" on TCM today was the one from the 1950's.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 08:23 PM (aKsyK)


It's a disgrace "Q" didn't have had his own movie.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2020 08:30 PM (2N7oZ)

102 Just how gay were the gay scenes?

Asking for Bers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

103 102 Just how gay were the gay scenes?

Asking for Bers.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Embracing and implication.

There's a sex scene with Rosario Dawson as Roxana that's full on female nudity and humping, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (LvTSG)

104 I'm sitting here thinking I can't recall if I saw that Die Hard movie. I saw the one with Samuel L. Jackson, which I thought was good.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (w6A0l)

105 did Oliver Stone push all the gay scenes in Alexander with him just to fuck with the actor?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

in the books Stone bases a lot of the movie from (Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy), Alexander is teh ghey

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (WwTwF)

106 Even in historical biographies, it helps to have a single vanishing point on which to focus things. Mr. Stone forgot this in his eagerness to tell the story about his favorite historical character (and in full disclosure I have never seen any version of the movie).

Take Simon Sebag Montefiore's Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. The vanishing point of the book was the suicide of Stalin's wife, Nadezhda, in November 1932. Yes, Stalin was a complete asshole and power-mad before that, and already began showing his true colors (especially in Ukraine), but that moment is when he lost the few marbles he had left. (This is the sense you get reading the bio.) He tells the story of this monster effectively and it works because he has an anchor that he starts out with in the intro.

The movie might have worked has such an anchor - a vanishing point - existed, from all the accounts I am reading.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:32 PM (ejsiI)

107 There's a sex scene with Rosario Dawson as Roxana that's full on female nudity and humping, though.



I rewound that a few times.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (yQpMk)

108
There's a sex scene with Rosario Dawson as Roxana that's full on female nudity and humping, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (LvTSG)


Well, ok then.

For a minute there, I was getting worried.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (sy5kK)

109 I always strive not to pollute specialty threads, so I guess I'll just ask if TJM likes gladiator movies, and move back down to the chess thread to discuss the ongoing degradation of America.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (El6T/)

110 The recent remake of "Death Wish" wasn't awful. The first half was better, with the slow burn of menace invading a nice neighborhood and his change from a healer to a killer.

Not great, not necessary, but pretty good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

111 Martin Campbell (Mask of Zorro) made the most successful reboot ever, Casino Royale. He previously directed Goldeneye, another great reboot of the same franchise.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (LxTcq)

112 Hitchcock filmed two versions of "The Man Who Knew Too Much",

which one did you see, TJM?


Are you singing "Que Sera Sera?'?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 08:34 PM (rTZNj)

113 I loved Gladiator though I have not seen it in years, and Troy was...OK. I don't know how you can have a telling of The Iliad without the gods, but...it was OK. I had serious problems with it, but it was entertaining.

Master and Commander put me to sleep. Eh. Maybe I should give it another chance at some point.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:34 PM (ejsiI)

114 Patton is another biopic where they take just one section of his life. It works really well. It's Patton the warrior.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 08:21 PM (CCWyU)



It needed an origin story so the audience could see him bitten by the radioactive tank.

Posted by: Joss Whedon at June 06, 2020 08:34 PM (2N7oZ)

115 106 The movie might have worked has such an anchor - a vanishing point - existed, from all the accounts I am reading.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:32 PM (ejsiI)

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As much as I like Val Kilmer as Philip, I think the movie should have jettisoned everything before the Asian campaign and started with Alexander getting crowned as Pharaoh of Egypt with Darius still out there.

Then you could have brought in stuff about how Alexander is trying to become something mythical in scope and contrast the relative poverty of Egypt with the relative wealth of Persia. I think that contrast would have been an interesting place to start.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:34 PM (LvTSG)

116 Eris, I liked Willis' Death Wish
butbthen he's one of my fave actors

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:35 PM (WwTwF)

117 You guys watch movies WAY different from me. I just skim along with the story and enjoy the visuals.
It's so interesting to hear these other view points.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:35 PM (w6A0l)

118 112 Hitchcock filmed two versions of "The Man Who Knew Too Much",

which one did you see, TJM?


Are you singing "Que Sera Sera?'?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 08:34 PM (rTZNj)

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I'm seeing Peter Lorre's combover in my sleep.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:35 PM (LvTSG)

119 As much as I like Val Kilmer as Philip, I think the movie should have jettisoned everything before the Asian campaign and started with Alexander getting crowned as Pharaoh of Egypt with Darius still out there.


But you would lose peak Angelina Jolie.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (yQpMk)

120 By the way, along the same lines as trying to tell the full story of Alexander in 2-3 hours...can anyone imagine doing that with, say, Churchill? Much better to do bits and pieces of that man's life. Darkest Hour takes place over the first 3-4 weeks of Churchill's time as prime minister and it lasted what, nearly 3 hours?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (ejsiI)

121 119 As much as I like Val Kilmer as Philip, I think the movie should have jettisoned everything before the Asian campaign and started with Alexander getting crowned as Pharaoh of Egypt with Darius still out there.


But you would lose peak Angelina Jolie.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (yQpMk)

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Whoever made the decision for her to play Olympias as a sexy Russian vampire was super high at the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (LvTSG)

122 Kevin McCarthy was the lead in the best B movie of all time, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

I just learned that both his parents died from the 1918 Spanish Flu when he was four. He was raised by an uptight aunt.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:37 PM (9TdxA)

123 So it looks like there's fault lines forming in the Philly dem party. On that note I shall go back to praying for PDT, his family and those protecting and guarding them.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:37 PM (Rf71G)

124 Wow there is a lot of total shit on Netflix.

There is the occasional series, and a tiny bit of critically acclaimed film, but far too much SJW crap I find totally unwatchable.

It's got the stink of Zero and Mooch, and now the BLM mark is all over it, too.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 08:37 PM (+fPHo)

125 M&C is in my top 10 war movies, seen Gladiator as often as it comes on.
And always read ancient Greeks were mostly bi-sexual, not sure if true or not.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:38 PM (6f16T)

126 124 Wow there is a lot of total shit on Netflix.

There is the occasional series, and a tiny bit of critically acclaimed film, but far too much SJW crap I find totally unwatchable.

It's got the stink of Zero and Mooch, and now the BLM mark is all over it, too.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 08:37 PM (+fPHo)

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Their instant offerings have always been meager.

Studios don't want to license out their good stuff to Netflix because they make more money off of selling it or renting it directly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:38 PM (LvTSG)

127 For a 4 hour movie, Cleopatra moves along decently.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (fDIwz)

128 58 54 I'm going through Hitchcock's whole filmography. I just finished his
British period and am moving on to his Hollywood movies. Actually, I
watched Rebecca earlier today.

Hitchcock made that awful movie?

North by Northwest sucked. Painful.

Strike Two, Alfred.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (ejsiI)

129 Bendon Gleeson as Churchill in " The Gathering Storm" is masterfully done. I have watched it over and over.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (JinpT)

130 124 Wow there is a lot of total shit on Netflix.

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you are not wrong

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (WwTwF)

131 111 Martin Campbell (Mask of Zorro) made the most successful reboot ever, Casino Royale. He previously directed Goldeneye, another great reboot of the same franchise.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (LxTcq)

I love these movies, but I am really tired of rebooting. Do it once and then go with it. Stop re-imaging the characters. I'm griping about Bond and all the Spider-Man movies.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (w6A0l)

132 Evening.

I think I saw two minutes of Alexander once on television. Thought it looked like garbage and changed channels.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (xW4Id)

133 Studios don't want to license out their good stuff to Netflix because they make more money off of selling it or renting it directly.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower

Can you guess how I know when a 10 year old film bombed at the box office? When it's available on Netflix.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:40 PM (VNfwt)

134 Corey Booker loves gladiator movies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (LxTcq)

135
But you would lose peak Angelina Jolie.
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Nah, that was Hackers.

Did you know she pretty much made up with dad Jon Voight when they made Tomb Raider? Very nice stuff in DVD extras. I guess she lost her marbles again after that, though.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (DCVgi)

136 And always read ancient Greeks were mostly bi-sexual, not sure if true or not.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:38 PM (6f16T)

Supposedly aristocrats kept young men on the side as a status symbol but I probably know as much about the subject as you.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (xW4Id)

137 I wouldn't say Live Free or Die Hard is the best one, but 2nd best. More of a buddy movie with the hacker nerd.

*Upon rewatching the 3rd one w/my son a while back, realized the Samuel L Jackson part - with over the top swearing. n-word and race stuff made it unbearable.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (bDqIh)

138 Love Cleopatra the Caesar years and I'm glad they made it in two discs because I really can't watch the Marc Anthony crap.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (JinpT)

139 134 Corey Booker loves gladiator movies.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (LxTcq)

Betting he has seen a grown man naked, too.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (fDIwz)

140 Along the same lines as trying to tell the full story of Alexander in 2-3 hours...can anyone imagine doing that with, say, Churchill? Much better to do bits and pieces of that man's life. Darkest Hour takes place over the first 3-4 weeks of Churchill's time as prime minister and it lasted what, nearly 3 hours?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (ejsiI)

There's a great movie about the early life and adventures of Winston Churchill called "Young Winston"

Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (YI5pA)

141 kallisto, what have you observed about the Phikky dems - what's the split?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (WwTwF)

142 Rewatching Duck Soup. I know I'm getting old when I find Margaret DuMont kinda hawt.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:43 PM (VNfwt)

143 The Nightingale is a big small movie. One of my favorites from 2018. 1820s Tasmania penal colony.

It's quite brutal, but true to the ways things were then

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:43 PM (9TdxA)

144 142 Rewatching Duck Soup. I know I'm getting old when I find Margaret DuMont kinda hawt.
Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 08:43 PM (VNfwt)

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Not old.

Perhaps blind.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:43 PM (LvTSG)

145 Whoever made the decision for her to play Olympias as a sexy Russian vampire was super high at the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:36 PM (LvTSG)

I remember that being a big part of a negative review I read. Angelina was still kinda sketchy back then, hotter than fire but sketchy.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (w6A0l)

146 I sometimes like very bad movies. Movies that are trying so very very hard to be good, and yet, it's all for naught.
Same thing with music.
It makes me laugh, at least.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (w7KSn)

147 BRB gotta release the kraken.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 08:45 PM (vuisn)

148 117 You guys watch movies WAY different from me. I just skim along with the story and enjoy the visuals.
It's so interesting to hear these other view points.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:35 PM (w6A0l)

I admit, I am not a big movie guy. I'm really not. But I do appreciate a good movie, and have been obsessed (OK, I have a lot of obsessions) with stories and storytelling since...ever.

So I love these different viewpoints, and the ability to share some of my own, which may or may not be agreed with.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:46 PM (ejsiI)

149 >>Kevin McCarthy was the lead in the best B movie of all time, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Didn't he have a cameo in one of the remakes?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 08:47 PM (vuisn)

150 "It's got the stink of Zero and Mooch, and now the BLM mark is all over it, too."

You noticed too?

I would have stopped it but the missus still uses it, and I have decided it isn't the hill to die on.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:47 PM (w7KSn)

151 141 vmom, see my 88. Johnny Doc doesn't agree with other Union leaders who have more radical plans for 'fixing the problem'.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 08:48 PM (Rf71G)

152 John Milius is great. Aside from Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn, he also directed The Wind and the Lion (starring Sean Connery and a very yummy Candice Bergen) as well as Dillinger, an overlooked gangster flick with Warren Oates in the titled role, the great Ben Johnson as Melvin Purvis, and my favorite character actor Harry Dean Stanton as one of the nefarious crew.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 08:48 PM (U2zca)

153
I have to say that it was the Oliver Stone JFK movie, one of those movies I saw in the theater complete with overpriced popcorn, pop, and Milk Duds, that first got me to thinking there is an organized, funded movement that is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to brainwash people with false information.

Could Oliver Stone have been an inspiration for George Soros, back in the day?

I was first introduced to the concept of organized groups propagandizing as a business, was the movie "Wag the Dog".

Surely it was nonsense, right?

Sorry, didn't mean to call you Shirley.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (sy5kK)

154 How can you not know the story to tell about Alexander? He's the man who conquered the world and wasn't satisfied. The climax comes when his army refuses to march any farther, and he declines into alcholism and dies. There, I wrote the damned movie.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (8QRdb)

155 131 111 Martin Campbell (Mask of Zorro) made the most successful reboot ever, Casino Royale. He previously directed Goldeneye, another great reboot of the same franchise.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:33 PM (LxTcq)

I love these movies, but I am really tired of rebooting. Do it once and then go with it. Stop re-imaging the characters. I'm griping about Bond and all the Spider-Man movies.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:39 PM (w6A0l)

Um, how is GoldenEye a reboot? I see how Casino Royale was, but GoldenEye?

I'm with you on the obsession with remakes and reboots and so on. If a movie is to be remade, the wait time should be 50 years at least.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (ejsiI)

156 I've been watching a lot of movies 'cause the library's been closed since March 13th.

Movies I saw since last time & really liked:

1) "54," with Mike Myers as Steve Rubell.the sewer bothers you, then rent "1001 Dalmatians" instead of THIS.


2) "8 Millimeter," with Nick Cage. If a trip through
3) "The Firm," a BBC TV movie, starring Gary Oldman in one of his first roles. Football (soccer) hooligans.

Movies I saw & didn't like &/or didn't understand:

1) "The Orchid Thief," with Nick Cage. (I didn't like "Being John Malkovich" either, & this is its boring little cousin.)

2) "Lawless," a prohibition era film about rural bootleggers. Got super reviews, but I couldn't see what made it special.

3) "The Prestige," a film directed by Christopher Nolan.

Madison

I don't share your enthusiasm for "Kingdom of Heaven." I quit half way through that one, & it's the only Ridley Scott film I've seen that I thought was just plain dull.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (Cssks)

157 152 my favorite character actor Harry Dean Stanton as one of the nefarious crew.
Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 08:48 PM (U2zca)

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Roger Ebert had a rule:

If Harry Dean Stanton was in a movie, it was going to be at least interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (LvTSG)

158 @179 yes he did. In the 78 remake with Donald Sutherland

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (9TdxA)

159 >> I saw 'Arsenic and Old Lace' the other day. I didn't realize Peter Lorre was in it . He was fantastic.


Love that movie, so silly!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 08:50 PM (bDqIh)

160 155 Um, how is GoldenEye a reboot? I see how Casino Royale was, but GoldenEye?

I'm with you on the obsession with remakes and reboots and so on. If a movie is to be remade, the wait time should be 50 years at least.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (ejsiI)

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I'd say every time a new Bond is introduced, it's a reboot. Goldeneye was Brosnan's first Bond, so it fits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:50 PM (LvTSG)

161 I sometimes like very bad movies. Movies that are trying so very very hard to be good, and yet, it's all for naught.
Same thing with music.
It makes me laugh, at least.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (w7KSn)

and this is How Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born.

Ed Wood, Bert I. Gordon, Coleman Francis, Roger Corman and so many others were convinced that they were making the Next American Classic.

these blokes earnestly made turrible movies, completely convinced they had made the next Lawrence of Arabia.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (x8Wzq)

162 Speaking of perspective...

Ya know, I think it needs to be said, but I'm super grateful for these film threads.

Madison really is incredibly thoughtful and eloquent on what he knows of filmmaking and what he enjoys about film.

You're like the new Harry Knowles, except you're not a fat retard scam artist that doesn't know what he's talking about.

Do us all a favor and never pinch a woman's hiney. No, not even the Mrs's. There lies MeToo.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (xW4Id)

163 And, oh, yeah, let's get John Agar as the star.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (x8Wzq)

164 If I don't decide when to stop watching this movie I'll still be up at midnight.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (6f16T)

165 I could swear there was a one-second shot of a "Man in Black" in Stone's JFK (the bleacher scene) but I don't wanna sit through the whole friggin thing again to make sure.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (vuisn)

166 "Remember, I made Bride over the River Kwai, so I'm good for it."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:14 PM (LvTSG)


That must have been one hell of a honeymoon

Posted by: TheQuietMan

He's going to do it, believe me, he's really going to do it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (+y/Ru)

167 Oliver Stone.....meh.

Alexander as a topic is fascinating.
I wish someone would do the story right.

John C. Reilly......LOL, just LOL....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (ufFY8)

168 Battle elephants. How kewl is that?

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (Vy7tf)

169 162 You're like the new Harry Knowles, except you're not a fat retard scam artist that doesn't know what he's talking about.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (xW4Id)

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I'm getting verklempt...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (LvTSG)

170 There's a great movie about the early life and adventures of Winston Churchill called "Young Winston"
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (YI5pA)
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That's a good one!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

171 thanks Kallisto

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (WwTwF)

172 139 134 Corey Booker loves gladiator movies.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 08:41 PM (LxTcq)

Betting he has seen a grown man naked, too.
Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (fDIwz)


Just exactly what are you inferring?

Posted by: Andrew Gillum, nearly a Guvnor, now with a very expensive hotel clean up bill at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (sy5kK)

173 "...Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born."

I used to love those.
I forgot all about them.
Are they archived somewhere?

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (w7KSn)

174 Catch 33, I don't think Goldeneye is a reboot. Casino is, I think the upcoming releases are threatened to be reboots.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:54 PM (w6A0l)

175
Are they archived somewhere?
Posted by: navybrat,

Got their own channel on Pluto.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 08:55 PM (DCVgi)

176
I'd say every time a new Bond is introduced, it's a reboot. Goldeneye was Brosnan's first Bond, so it fits.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:50 PM (LvTSG)

Interesting way to look at it.

Maybe splitting hairs - maybe - but I'd consider GoldenEye a revival. Think about it. Not just introducing Mr. Brosnan as Bond, but the franchise had been dead for six years since the awful Mr. Dalton and Licence to Kill. Bond movies could no longer fall back on the Cold War as a theme - even the Soviet Union was dead and buried then. To successfully bring Bond back, they needed a damn good actor to revive him, and they needed to figure out how to have Bond movies in the brave new world after the Cold War.
I rather enjoyed GoldenEye, and it has one of the greatest lines EVER:
"Trust. What a quaint idea."

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:56 PM (ejsiI)

177
3) "The Prestige," a film directed by Christopher Nolan.








Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (Cssks)


I liked The Prestige, especially at the end regarding Tesla's machine.
It was confusing, but I liked it.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 08:56 PM (ufFY8)

178 Can Bond be rebooted in the sense we're using it?

The movies are almost all stand-alone films. Seems moot.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (xW4Id)

179 Watching 'Nightfall' now on TCM. So far, so good

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (d1uFV)

180 *Not TCM, Criterion channel, my bad.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (d1uFV)

181 174 Catch 33, I don't think Goldeneye is a reboot. Casino is, I think the upcoming releases are threatened to be reboots.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 08:54 PM (w6A0l)

I'll clarify: you didn't think GoldenEye a reboot and said it nowhere of course, but the poster you responded to did say GoldenEye was a reboot. Apologies.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (ejsiI)

182 MST 3000 is on a separate channel all its own on the STARR network.
I found STARR on the Roku channel adding thingy on my TV.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (ufFY8)

183 I saw Young Winston. One thing that really sold it to me was that Simon Ward looks like a goddamned clone of Winston Churchill in that movie. It felt like a documentary.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (8QRdb)

184
But, Morons and 'ettes, I bring you the best movie news EVAH:

Prometheus STILL sucks!

So, life is good.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (DCVgi)

185 I'm getting verklempt...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (LvTSG)

We'll just talk amongst ourselves.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (xW4Id)

186 GoldenEye was good. The rest of Brosnan's Bond movies sucked.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (fDIwz)

187 178 Can Bond be rebooted in the sense we're using it?

The movies are almost all stand-alone films. Seems moot.
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (xW4Id)

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Craig's are pretty interconnected. Connery's early films were pretty interconnected, though that fell away as the franchise moved on.

But, the main factor for me is that each actor is effectively a completely different character. Connery and Lazenby are very different. Connery and Moore are very different. Moore and Dalton are very different. Dalton and Brosnan are very different. Brosnan and Craig are very different.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:59 PM (LvTSG)

188 "...Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born."

I used to love those.
I forgot all about them.
Are they archived somewhere?
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (w7KSn)

Well. I have nearly every episode on DVD (some that I taped off the Comedy Central Channel two decades or so ago). There are a few that I have never seen, and are not available anywhere. Needless, to say, this tickles my MST OCD.

Also, Pluto TV has an MST channel. they play the same ones over and over again for a while, but they occasionally update, kind of on a monthly basis, it seems.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 08:59 PM (x8Wzq)

189 maybe the problem is that Oliver Stone just makes shitty movies?

we still haven't been to a theater in years, and i can't remember the last time i turned on the vidiot.

herself hasn't turned it on since college football ended early this year.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 08:59 PM (5RpHt)

190 TJM are you teaching your little people about movies? Granted they are still very young but could still be cool bonding material.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 09:00 PM (w6A0l)

191 I can probably Google this but any news on AMC Theaters?

In deep shit or in deepest shit?

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 09:00 PM (xW4Id)

192
I saw an old style Hollywood epic this week -

"55 Days at Peking"

on a beautiful blu-ray. Really fabulous picture.

The downside?

It's only available in Europe so you have to have a all region blu-ray player to see it.

The script is a bit of a mess. And all the major Chinese characters are english actors, who do a great job, but the visuals aren't optimal.

But, it delivers mostly do to a strong direction by Nicholas Ray and a great job by the actors Charlton Heston, David Niven and Ava Gardner.

It will probably never get a blu-ray here do to the fact that it's very pro-Western values, pro-American, and pro-England.

Anywho, if you've never seen it, check it out, and see how old Hollywood used to do it wonderfully, even in one of it's lesser epics.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 09:00 PM (rTZNj)

193 Thanks for the movie thread, very enjoyable.
My favorite "bad" movie, low budget, has a lot of big names:
"Buffalo '66"

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 09:00 PM (w7KSn)

194 Well. I have nearly every episode on DVD (some that I taped off the Comedy Central Channel two decades or so ago). There are a few that I have never seen, and are not available anywhere. Needless, to say, this tickles my MST OCD.
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Back in the day I ordered "MST3K: Shorts" and you got a pair of undies along with the VHS tape! The "shorts" and "bloopers" reels were hilarious. I bet they're on YouTube.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

195 Bride of Frankenstein is half over on Svengoolie.
MeTV

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (ufFY8)

196 190 TJM are you teaching your little people about movies? Granted they are still very young but could still be cool bonding material.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 06, 2020 09:00 PM (w6A0l)

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I'm in the very opening stages with first Junior. He's only six, so I'm not pushing that hard, but he has been introduced to Chaplin and enjoys him a good amount.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (LvTSG)

197 185 I'm getting verklempt...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (LvTSG)

We'll just talk amongst ourselves.
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:58 PM (xW4Id)


Ahh!

A Saturday Night Live character, when SNL was still funny!

Yes, for those that remember Mike Meyer's New York character, we indeed are getting that old.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (sy5kK)

198 ...Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born."



I used to love those.

I forgot all about them.

Are they archived somewhere?

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (w7KSn)


They're on Shout Factory....and I just checked there and it has a big BLM message to greet you. So use tubitv.com. it has them as well

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (fI5R4)

199 >>You're like the new Harry Knowles, except you're not a fat retard scam artist that doesn't know what he's talking about.



Heh, that'll leave a mark.
And all I can think is Harry Knowles (not him) in "Fanboys". Probably more entertaining than the 3 Star Wars prequels, lol.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (bDqIh)

200 Battle elephants. How kewl is that?

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 08:52 PM (Vy7tf)

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see the last LOTR movie climactic battle scene

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 09:02 PM (5RpHt)

201 But, the main factor for me is that each actor is effectively a completely different character. Connery and Lazenby are very different. Connery and Moore are very different. Moore and Dalton are very different. Dalton and Brosnan are very different. Brosnan and Craig are very different.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:59 PM (LvTSG)

Same. To me it's not so much rebooted as recast and reinterpreted.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 09:02 PM (xW4Id)

202 "...Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born."

I used to love those.
I forgot all about them.
Are they archived somewhere?
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (w7KSn)


They have an official YouTube channel.

Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy are now doing Rifftrax, which is basically MST3K without the puppets. rifftrax.com

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 09:02 PM (NiXyF)

203 177 Deplorable

One of the interesting things about movies is how much people disagree.

I always read some of the reviews at Amazon before I watch a film.

I think some films ("Orchid Thief") get wildly favorable reviews because people are too embarrassed to admit they disliked an illuminati favorite.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:02 PM (Cssks)

204 188 "...Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born."

I used to love those.
I forgot all about them.
Are they archived somewhere?
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 08:53 PM (w7KSn)

Lotta episodes on Youtube as well. You can buy most episodes on Rifftrax.com. Portions of those sales go back to all the cast, not just Jim Mallon and Joel

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:02 PM (d1uFV)

205 Naturalfake: I'm sure I watched 55 Days at Peking on DVD, probably from Netflix, within the past . . . uh . . . decade or so.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 06, 2020 09:03 PM (8QRdb)

206 I'm busting out some DVDs.Falcon or Saint? What say the Horde?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:03 PM (a1s18)

207 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)

208 I'm busting out some DVDs.Falcon or Saint? What say the Horde?


Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:03 PM (a1s1

Which version of The Saint?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (fI5R4)

209 Boy is watching Francis the talking mule for the thousandth time in the last month...

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 09:05 PM (fDIwz)

210 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 08:56 PM (ufFY

It's one of my favorite movies ever

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 09:05 PM (IYHxL)

211 Decisions, decisions . . .

Watch the live stream of idiots in Washington shouting "fuck Trump!" (Hey, I thought it was about "systemic racism?) or continue watching "Ancient Aliens."

History Channel it is.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 09:06 PM (NiXyF)

212 RE: AMC

There's a lot of chatter at the financial news sites that the company may declare bankruptcy. Hertz is the only large corporation to go under because of the beer virus so far.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:06 PM (Cssks)

213 Oyage!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:06 PM (vuisn)

214 I recently watched the "Mata Hari" miniseries on Roku.
The chick was hot, and it really gave me a sense of the class structure that existed 110 years ago. It was a bit different (i.e non-Hollywood), and couldn't figure out why, until I found out it was a Russian-Portuguese production (WTF?). I recognized Gerard Depardieu in a small role.

As far as history, they took a large dollop of dramatic license with it, regarding her spying.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 06, 2020 09:06 PM (ufFY8)

215 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)


No worries. AMC will likely be out of business (bankrupt) in another month or two.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 09:07 PM (NiXyF)

216
Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy are now doing Rifftrax,

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They did Sharknado. And #2. And 3, maybe. Free, on Tubi.






You're still here? Not watching Sharknado?
*sad headshake*

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 09:07 PM (DCVgi)

217 AMC owned by Chinese company (China). Womp womp!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:07 PM (bDqIh)

218 217 AMC owned by Chinese company (China). Womp womp!
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:07 PM (bDqIh)

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Like China will let it go bankrupt. It's a major arm of their propaganda wing in America.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (LvTSG)

219 3) "The Prestige," a film directed by Christopher Nolan.

...

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 08:49 PM (Cssks)

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

The Prestige came out around the same time as The Illusionist. Two movies about magic.

The big difference, seemed to me, was that The Prestige required real magic, but tried to dress it up as science.

As implausible as some of the tricks in The Illusionist were, they were never presented as anything beyond what Penn & Teller might do.

I rather liked The Illusionist, but was "meh" on the Prestige.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (CAJOC)

220 A few morons have told me to watch Miller's Crossing. Maybe I'll go do that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (tDHKc)

221 Harry Dean Stanton was one of the fbi guys sorta watching frankie five-angels in G.F. 2 when he killed himself. Oops!

He was also the dad of Patrick Swayzee and Tiger Blood in Red Dawn. "AVENGE ME!"

And need I mention his stellar turn in Repo Man?

Harry Dean Stanton was the Man.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (U2zca)

222
A few morons have told me to watch Miller's Crossing. Maybe I'll go do that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (tDHKc)






DO IT.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (EGyGV)

223 Which version of The Saint?Got both- George Sanders and Hugh Sinclair.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (a1s18)

224 2) "8 Millimeter," with Nick Cage. If a trip through


Love "8MM".

A grimy movie full of scumbags that doesn't in the least romanticize snuff movies or serial killers.

Terrific stuff if you never seen it.

Another very good movie along the same lines is "Cold in July".

Low budget independent film with wonderful actors including the best role for Don Johnson in years.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (rTZNj)

225
Best movie ever:

Lavalantula
Sharknado
Megashark vs Megacrocodile

Ok, gentlemen, let's get quibbling.
It's that close.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (DCVgi)

226 Saw the Green Mile last night. First time for me and the wife.

A nice movie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (u82oZ)

227 Harry Dean Stanton was the Man.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (U2zca)

He was also Roman Grant in Big Love.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 09:11 PM (ufFY8)

228 I like gladiator movies!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (zUdXR)

Uh huh. Especially one where the lead character is gay, as ole Oliver made sure to inform us repeatedly?

I watched the movie, once, and I got complaints, but I just listed the main one.

I made the mistake of watching Brokeback Mountain on Netflix a few years back, and I got quite a few interesting 'suggested' films for a long while after. More uh huh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:12 PM (Z4rgH)

229 208 I'm busting out some DVDs.Falcon or Saint? What say the Horde?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:03 PM (a1s1

Which version of The Saint?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (fI5R4)

I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:12 PM (V2Yro)

230 Watching a very high brow and intellectual movie...Balls of Fury.

Christopher Walken is hilarious. 'gentlemen, athletes, I bid you toodles'

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 06, 2020 09:12 PM (Q4p97)

231 219 No One

I (heart) Penn & Teller. If anyone goes to Vegas, they are well worth seeing at the Rio. They own the theater there.

I was impressed that they sign autographs & pose for selfies after every show. My son loved their act, but he was too shy to talk with Penn Jillette afterwards.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Cssks)

232
Got both- George Sanders and Hugh Sinclair

Posted by: Val Kilmer at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (DCVgi)

233 Harry Dean Stanton was the Man.
Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 09:08 PM (U2zca)
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Ri-i-i-i-ight.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

234 Close tag in the nic ftw! Suck it, barrel.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)

235 Ok then

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (tDHKc)

236
*cough*

dammit.

Posted by: Val Kilmer at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (DCVgi)

237
I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.
Get. Off. My. Lawn

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:14 PM (a1s18)

238 Watching "Battleground" tonight (1949), in honor of the date.

btw, Battleground IS a Christmas Movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:14 PM (V2Yro)

239 Got both- George Sanders and Hugh Sinclair.


Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:10 PM (a1s1


Ah, I'm familiar with the Sanders movies. I prefer Roger Moore in the role. They made a couple of movies from his TV show.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (fI5R4)

240
Hah, what was that business with that Kilmer chap?

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (DCVgi)

241 105 did Oliver Stone push all the gay scenes in Alexander with him just to fuck with the actor?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

in the books Stone bases a lot of the movie from (Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy), Alexander is teh ghey
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (WwTwF)

Jah. Historians go both ways on Alexander being down on the D. God knows the Greeks got into some kinky ass shit, as Xenophon could tell ya. But not all the Greeks.

I just wonder if Stone pushed it because Farrell was agressively hetro.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (d1uFV)

242 Christopher Walken is hilarious. 'gentlemen, athletes, I bid you toodles'
Posted by: squeakywheel at June 06, 2020 09:12 PM (Q4p97)

Please! These are Collectors' Items! Well, some of them are replicas. But still, they're Limited Edition Replicas

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (fDIwz)

243
Close tag in the nic ftw! Suck it, barrel.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)






Cheater.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (EGyGV)

244 I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:12 PM (V2Yro)


The Kilmer version sucked monkey balls, and I like ole Val a lot. The Science chick, irl, can't boil water in a lab. Good casting choice there.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:16 PM (Z4rgH)

245

The Shout TV channel on Roku also has quite a few MST3K episodes. Many are also available on Youtube.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:16 PM (aKsyK)

246 224 Naturalfake

Max California: "I gotta tell you one thing before we start working together. I'm straight."

Cage: "Congratulations."

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:16 PM (Cssks)

247 Plate o' shrimp.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:17 PM (vuisn)

248 Later gators. Got a hot date with Zombie George Sanders.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:17 PM (a1s18)

249
Suck it, barrel.
Posted by: GnuBreed

I'm watching you.

Posted by: The Barrel at June 06, 2020 09:17 PM (DCVgi)

250 I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.
Get. Off. My. Lawn


Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 09:14 PM (a1s1


All the original Saint TV episodes are available on Tubi, for free. I just finished watching them and they held up really well, very entertaining.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (2N7oZ)

251
The Kilmer version sucked monkey balls, and I like ole Val a lot. The Science chick, irl, can't boil water in a lab. Good casting choice there.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:16 PM (Z4rgH)

On redeemable thing: Elizabeth Shue was hot.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (ejsiI)

252 The Shout TV channel on Roku also has quite a few MST3K episodes. Many are also available on Youtube.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:16 PM (aKsyK)



Shout TV has a big BLM message on their site. F them.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:19 PM (fI5R4)

253 I been out cutting brush off the property line and Ole Man Stihl done knocked all the starch outta me. Just got here and over 200 comments, so I'm veering off on sumpin else. I was looking back on today's threads and read JJ from this morning, what he said about not being able to just up and leave his home and family in NYC. The emotional part where he saw the Egyptian coffee cart guy almost made me cry. I confess to never having lived in New York and it has no appeal to me, but if I did live there I would fight just as hard for it as I intend to for Texas. We morons are the people who are tasked with saving America and civilization and that means all of us morons especially the ones who are behind enemy lines. They are heroes.

Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2020 09:19 PM (XhWtx)

254 In the words of George C. Scott,
"Turn it OFFFF!"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:19 PM (vuisn)

255
I'll go with Roger Moore on this one.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 09:19 PM (DCVgi)

256 Samurai movies are better than gladiator movies

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (6f16T)

257 On the topic of bad movies, I watched a Kim Novak movie, "The Legend of Lylah Clare". Kim Novak was hot as always, a lot of very slinky outfits, and for the first hour and 45 minutes it was actually pretty good, I was wondering why it had such a bad reputation. And then the last 15 minutes were just absolutely idiotic, so bad that they ruined everything that came before. Well, it was 1968, that was typical for a lot of movies of the era.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (V2Yro)

258 Dolley is over here talking about the heights of kings and queens in history, and I cannot help but thinking about Napoleon talking about the heights of conquerors in Time Bandits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (LvTSG)

259
I watched again last night, for the first time in years, Anatomy of a Murder.

It truly is an outstanding film, especially once the trial of Lt. Manion for killing Barney Quill gets underway. I thought the judge, played by Joseph Welch of Army-McCarthy Hearings fame, was the weakest of the cast, but I can rack a good part of that up to the dialogue with which he was provided and in which I detected not a little of the condescension toward Michigan's Upper Peninsula and its residents that infests folks from below the Mackinac Bridge.

Trivia: the sole surviving main cast member from this film is Kathryn Grant, who later married Bing Crosby. Andrew Breitbart's father-in-law, Orson Bean, was the most recent main cast member to pass on. She played Barney Quill's daughter and he played the Army psychiatrist for the defense.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (pNxlR)

260 257 On the topic of bad movies, I watched a Kim Novak movie, "The Legend of Lylah Clare". Kim Novak was hot as always, a lot of very slinky outfits, and for the first hour and 45 minutes it was actually pretty good, I was wondering why it had such a bad reputation. And then the last 15 minutes were just absolutely idiotic, so bad that they ruined everything that came before. Well, it was 1968, that was typical for a lot of movies of the era.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (V2Yro)

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I had only known Novak from Vertigo, and then I watched her in Kiss Me, Stupid.

I was shocked to discover how hot she was.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (LvTSG)

261 On redeemable thing: Elizabeth Shue was hot.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (ejsiI)


And that is why they cast her. But all my world shattering Science discoveries are written on a series of PostIt notes too.

And dammit, I'm so smaht I forget to even number them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (Z4rgH)

262 209 Boy is watching Francis the talking mule for the thousandth time in the last month...
Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 09:05 PM (fDIwz)

What, has he been called to be a priest or something?

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (V2Yro)

263 Hate Kingdom of Heaven. Portrays all the characters as largely non-religious. Portrays devout on each side as being crazy fanatics only. Even Bloom's character threat about destroying stuff was "All the things that drive men mad."

Fuck Ridley Scott.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (Z7lwY)

264 All the original Saint TV episodes are available on
Tubi, for free. I just finished watching them and they held up really
well, very entertaining.


Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (2N7oZ)


It's an entertaining series and Roger is good in the role. Fe TV runs it on the weekend

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:23 PM (fI5R4)

265 How about "Agora"? It's on Amazon Prime right now. Very nicely done, but totally a-historical and takes the old schtick that Christianity ushered in the Dark Ages and prevented the Scientific Revolution from taking place a millennium early. It's weird how many laypeople believe that and how few historians do.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (ynUnH)

266 207 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)



Not like there are any movies being released yet anyways.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (Z7lwY)

267 Samurai movies are better than gladiator movies

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (6f16T)


You might want to skip 47 Ronin then.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Z4rgH)

268 Put me down as someone who prefers Hitchcock's remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much to his original. Jimmy Stewart is excellent, and Doris Day really could act. When Stewart informs her that their son has been kidnapped, it's one of the best husband and wife scenes Hitchcock ever filmed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Q4TGw)

269 266 207 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)



Not like there are any movies being released yet anyways.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (Z7lwY)

========

Chris Nolan is releasing Tenet in theaters no matter what.

Analysts (whoever they are) predict that 90% of theaters will be open by mid July, when Tenet comes to theaters.

The most recent trailer made a bit of a big deal about the theater thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (LvTSG)

270 Welp, History Channel just did the piano-music BLM promo thing.

Off to Roku and Rifftrax.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (NiXyF)

271 Actually, I watched Rebecca earlier today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:08 PM (LvTSG)

I love Rebecca: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

I love everything about it. George Sanders at his unctuous best

Posted by: browndog at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (BgMrQ)

272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M8)

273 And that is why they cast her. But all my world shattering Science discoveries are written on a series of PostIt notes too.

And dammit, I'm so smaht I forget to even number them.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (Z4rgH)

Hey now, I will have you know my greatest ideas ever have wound up on Post-It notes. In my office, I treat Post-It notes like cigarettes in jail.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (ejsiI)

274 Bride of Frankenstein is mentioned upthread.

I recently picked up at WalMart, cheap, a six movie collection of the original Universal Pictures monster movies.

Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy.

These movies were a passion of mine as a kid, and I've been thoroughly enjoying revisiting them.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (l3+k2)

275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...

the best I can do is "And God Created Woman," directed by schlockmeister Roger Vadim, & starring his teenage girlfriend... some kid named Brigitte Bardot.

Guess what I liked?




Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (Cssks)

276 Romy and Michele is pretty funny. Mira Sorvino is an Italian doll.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (DY3v8)

277 276 Romy and Michele is pretty funny. Mira Sorvino is an Italian doll.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (DY3v

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"She's...difficult."
-Harvey Weinstein

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (LvTSG)

278 I did see 47 Ronin, yeah wasn't that good.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (6f16T)

279 275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...

I actually liked Ishtar when it first came on cable.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (vuisn)

280
I love Rebecca: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.



I love everything about it. George Sanders at his unctuous best

Posted by: browndog at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (BgMrQ)


He was very good as a cad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (fI5R4)

281 I think one of my favorites bad movies is The Fifth Element.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (d1uFV)

282 278 I did see 47 Ronin, yeah wasn't that good.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (6f16T)

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My digital copy of Touch of Evil that came with the disc ended up being a digital copy of 47 Ronin for some reason.

So, I own it. It is not good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (LvTSG)

283 I just finished a movie.. It was ..meh. BUT I did watch a good one the other night called The Vast of Night. Excellent!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (dUJdY)

284 Also, Pluto TV has an MST channel. they play the same ones over and over again for a while, but they occasionally update, kind of on a monthly basis, it seems.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY

Comet and IFC on cable also run a few episodes each week. Comet has a very limited library and reruns the same ones. But, hey, EEgah!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (VNfwt)

285 In my office, I treat Post-It notes like cigarettes in jail.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (ejsiI)


But the paper hit is atrocious. Bible pages work better as rolling papers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (Z4rgH)

286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)

287
272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.
Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M


I think it is hilarious, but Michelle's dream sequence was the weakest part of the story. For as much as she became a complete and obnoxious leftist shrew shortly afterward, Janine Garafalo was perfect as the bitingly sarcastic classmate.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (pNxlR)

288 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)

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The grounded, realistic performances?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (LvTSG)

289 I liked Sanders better as the good guy in Foreign Correspondant. He has a likeable face.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (Q4TGw)

290 How about "Agora"? It's on Amazon Prime right now. Very nicely done, but totally a-historical and takes the old schtick that Christianity ushered in the Dark Ages and prevented the Scientific Revolution from taking place a millennium early. It's weird how many laypeople believe that and how few historians do.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (ynUnH)



Rachel Weisz naked, albeit, not very romantically.

*touches nose*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (yQpMk)

291
Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt


It shows, uh ... I'll get it, uh ... girls?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (pNxlR)

292 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked..

Is Starship Troopers bad? Because I watch it every time I stumble across it.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (VNfwt)

293 243
Close tag in the nic ftw! Suck it, barrel.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)



Cheater.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (EGyGV)

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Some folks just don't get the thrill of commenting without a net.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (CAJOC)

294
Shout TV has a big BLM message on their site. F them.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


I'm not getting that message when I go to Shout TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (aKsyK)

295 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.


Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)



Bound is better.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (Z7lwY)

296 Haven't seen Alexander, and don't intend to. I take it that "the Indian battle" is the Malian siege, as Alexander wasn't wounded at Hydaspes. (Arrian's Alexander is one of the few land war books I really studied, along with other.)

I will give it this much: It's a good touch that Ptolemy is the narrator, as his lost history is the source for Arrian.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ZbwAu)

297 Roku has a sci-fi channel, and during they play episodes of the short-lived Canadian detective/vampire thing called Blood Ties.

I only say this because the 2007 version of Christina Cox is extremely hot, especially when she wears her pr0n-librarian glasses.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ufFY8)

298 I love how all of these guys are so clean-shaven like Neo in the Matrix Trilogy.

"My shaver has 6 blades, bitches!" said Alexander the Babyface.

Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (95j/9)

299 I've been doing a Roy Scheider film festival lately. Just saw The Seven-Ups last night. This week I've also watched 52 Pickup, Sorcerer, and 2010. The French Connection is tonight, with Marathon Man on deck for tomorrow.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:34 PM (Q4TGw)

300 296 Haven't seen Alexander, and don't intend to. I take it that "the Indian battle" is the Malian siege, as Alexander wasn't wounded at Hydaspes. (Arrian's Alexander is one of the few land war books I really studied, along with other.)

I will give it this much: It's a good touch that Ptolemy is the narrator, as his lost history is the source for Arrian.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ZbwAu)



All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

301 Anatomy of a Murder is a great flick. Lee Remick was so lovely it hurt, Jimmy Stewart was excellent, and George C. Scott was perfect as the hard-nosed "pro from dover" prosecutor from out of town.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (U2zca)

302 The battle between Achilles and Hector in Troy is fun.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (l3+k2)

303 272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.
Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M

I love that movie - it's the story of my younger sister and her best friend, and they both did grow up in the 80's. So when I watch that movie, I keep thinking "oh yeah I remember when that happened."

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (V2Yro)

304 300
All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

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Cause if there's one thing to complain about in Alexander, it's that they filmed the Indian battle (which is an amalgamation of a couple of battles) in a jungle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (LvTSG)

305 From now on it is decreed.....
One may not eat strawberries unless one puts a Twinkie underneath them.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (myjNJ)

306 >>Shout TV has a big BLM message on their site. F them.


Xfinty did that with its search function. Amazon, too.

The corporate nudging isn't even subtle.
Two weeks ago its they were pushing media to cope with staying home, and the with the snap of some exec's fingers, they're pushing BLM fare.

Gosh, it's almost as if they're admitting their media is propaganda/designed to instill proper groupthink?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (bDqIh)

307 I'm not getting that message when I go to Shout TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (aKsyK)


Shout Factory TV has one.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (fI5R4)

308 Buddy of mine in Florida worked on that Seaquest show that Roy Scheider was in. Said he was a total SOB to work with.
Then again, I probably couldn't blame the guy.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (vuisn)

309 I will fight anyone who thinks Troy was fine, great looking movie, screwed up the whole story.

Posted by: Mommyelf at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (+fQnn)

310 So I took a break from the thread to walk the dogs. I saw something that upset me and I don't know what to think.

Just down the block, a family has a son who is a local police officer. As I was walking by, he pulled his squad car in the driveway, as I've seen him do a thousand time before. He was opening the garage door when a small shit-box car pulled up to the curb and stopped. In the car were two white millenials fems and a young black male driver. The white passenger appeared to be texting information furiously about the address. The cop was staring at them wondering what was going on. As he approached the car it drove off.

I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (VNfwt)

311 302
The battle between Achilles and Hector in Troy is fun.


Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (l3+k2)

If I recall, Achilles was an arrogant asshoe in that film.
lol

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (ufFY8)

312 Craig's Bond is probably the closest to Connery's..
There was a rough, almost sadistic nature to Connery's Bond that Craig seems to possess as well.
And a thrill of the chase.. both seem to get off on it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (CjFDo)

313
I liked Sanders better as the good guy in Foreign Correspondant. He has a likeable face.
Posted by: Rusty Nail


You don't usually think of Edmund Gwenn as an assassin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (aKsyK)

314 Oliver Stone has proven he can write very well and make a compelling movie, I just think he picked all the wrong things to focus on and tell the story about in his Alexander movie.

While probably it stands for everything he hates, he should have used the excellent novel Pressfield wrote (Virtues of War) as the outline for the story. It does such a good job covering a very long story very fast with the main important parts hit and a great theme of examining why Alexander and his troops were so effective and why it all stumbled and fell apart.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (KZzsI)

315 Chris Nolan is releasing Tenet in theaters no matter what.



Analysts (whoever they are) predict that 90% of theaters will be open by mid July, when Tenet comes to theaters.



The most recent trailer made a bit of a big deal about the theater thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (LvTSG)

I'm hoping it's good.


Pluto does have channels where they play the same shows, like the older Dr Who episodes, on replay. Somehow Comet shows more scifi than it's misnamed competitor.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (o+S+U)

316 Yep http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/

Not really surprised, half the MST3K cast is liberal, especially Joel and Frank Coniff

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (d1uFV)

317 On Oliver Stone

The first time I saw Platoon I was blow away. I know lots of vets hate the film. The thing is, I don't go to the theater for a history lesson.

My two biggest complaints about the film?

Turning Barnes into a cold blooded murderer. There is no true villain in the plot until the point when Barnes murders Elias. And by doing so Stone forces viewers to side with the antiwar Elias camp.

The other is a bit more subtle.

Stone divides the platoon into two groups: the cool kids camp and the dull white boy camp.

The cool kids are all purple heart recipients, they've a cool, semi dark clubhouse with christmas lights, soul music and Grace Slick and hammocks and reefer.

The dullards live in a stuffy, sweaty, brightly lit tent-room sleeping on hard cots, drinking warm Bud and listening to country music (and one guy has tiny religious altar).

One of the best scenes in film history is when a very drunk Barnes stumbles into the "heads" clubhouse and waxes insolent.

Drop the Barnes murder and the film gets more interesting. Even half the black dudes know that following Barnes is their best chance at survival.

Posted by: 13times at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (K3B2k)

318 275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (Cssks)

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I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (CAJOC)

319 Stone has a show on netflix, the real history of the world or some such horseshit. He puts Alex Jones to shame as far as out there conspiracies. Oh, and I watched the show Conspiracies too. What a laugh. My alien brothers are safe.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (iymtC)

320 308 Buddy of mine in Florida worked on that Seaquest show that Roy Scheider was in. Said he was a total SOB to work with.
Then again, I probably couldn't blame the guy.
Posted by: Dr. Varno


I loved that show. Scheider was great in that role. I really wish they hadn't jacked it up with the really out there sci-fi.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (myjNJ)

321 Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy.

These movies were a passion of mine as a kid, and I've been thoroughly enjoying revisiting them.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (l3+k2)

1970's - box of dry cereal to crunch on with my cousin. Sleep over. Creature Feature!

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (Vy7tf)

322 314 Oliver Stone has proven he can write very well and make a compelling movie, I just think he picked all the wrong things to focus on and tell the story about in his Alexander movie.

While probably it stands for everything he hates, he should have used the excellent novel Pressfield wrote (Virtues of War) as the outline for the story. It does such a good job covering a very long story very fast with the main important parts hit and a great theme of examining why Alexander and his troops were so effective and why it all stumbled and fell apart.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (KZzsI)

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I think a 3 hour movie about the Asian campaign could have been great, but trying to capture so much of Alexander's childhood and pointing arrows between events in the two timelines was both too simplistic and too much at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (LvTSG)

323
Shout Factory TV has one.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


I just went there and started watching a MST3K ep and got no such message.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

324 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (VNfwt)

Did you get the car plate? Do your or any of your neighbors have cameras that would catch the info. Using that info, you can track them down.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (o+S+U)

325 TJM, thank you for your literate, incisive review of Alexander. I enjoy reading good criticism and yours is always top drawer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (kVr0X)

326
298 I love how all of these guys are so clean-shaven like Neo in the Matrix Trilogy.

"My shaver has 6 blades, bitches!" said Alexander the Babyface.


Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (95j/9)



The Alexander mosaic in Pompeii is him clean shaven with rockin' sideburns. Almost every single antiquity image of him you can find is clean shaven. Perhaps meant to indicate his youth and early death?

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (Z7lwY)

327 I found Troy really dull and slow, which is incredible given the tale. I think leaving out the gods made it stale.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (KZzsI)

328 Saw Platoon 1st early showing day, came out and line was around the theater

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (6f16T)

329 Scheider and Spielberg did not get on while filming Jaws. Spielberg never worked with him again.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (Q4TGw)

330 317 One of the best scenes in film history is when a very drunk Barnes stumbles into the "heads" clubhouse and waxes insolent.

Drop the Barnes murder and the film gets more interesting. Even half the black dudes know that following Barnes is their best chance at survival.
Posted by: 13times at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (K3B2k)

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I've always seen Platoon as the comic book version of the Vietnam War, not serious cinema.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (LvTSG)

331 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

That's scary. Bet that cop doesn't sleep very well tonight.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (dUJdY)

332 >>I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.


That is bad, really bad.
Antifa has harassed Andy Ngo at his home, threatened his family, tried to break in in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (bDqIh)

333 312 Craig's Bond is probably the closest to Connery's.

Craig's Bond is the closest to Fleming's.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (vuisn)

334 Just saw The Seven-Ups last night.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:34 PM (Q4TGw)
~~~~~

The big chase scene for that was filmed in my old neighborhood. It's so funny to watch if you know the area because they used one stretch of 96th Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway and filmed it from about six different angles. So, it looks like the chase goes on for a mile, but they never get off the one block.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (sGotD)

335 325 TJM, thank you for your literate, incisive review of Alexander. I enjoy reading good criticism and yours is always top drawer.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (kVr0X)

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Thank you very much.

I got my hair cut today, so I think the Youtube stuff is coming soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (LvTSG)

336 Ok name your favorite Lee Marvin roll that would.have been better with James Coburn. Definently paint your wagon

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (9dzlp)

337 Did you get the car plate? Do your or any of your neighbors have cameras that would catch the info. Using that info, you can track them down.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre

I did not get the tag, but we have a very healthy Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in the neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (VNfwt)

338 295 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...
Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)
Bound is better.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (Z7lwY)

One of my favorite "Bad Movies" is The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Probably one of the most racist movies I can think of, full of talk about how the white Europeans are all naturally superior to the devolved orientals. Bad acting too, EXCEPT for the two Big Stars who got roped into this, Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy, playing Fu Manchu and his sex starved evil daughter. This is Myrna Loy's sexiest, steamiest movie by FAR and it's worth watching just for that.

So what makes it fun is those two seem to have recognized it was an awful script, and they look like they're having a competition with each other to see who can overact the most outrageously in each scene they're in. It's like they're winking at each other and saying "hey, get a load of this!" And when you key into that aspect of this movie, it gets absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (V2Yro)

339 I loved that show. Scheider was great in that role. I really wish they hadn't jacked it up with the really out there sci-fi.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (myjNJ)

I never cared for it. It was too.....squishy. I don't know how to describe it.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (o+S+U)

340 ONT

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (t+qrx)

341 304 300
All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

==========

Cause if there's one thing to complain about in Alexander, it's that they filmed the Indian battle (which is an amalgamation of a couple of battles) in a jungle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (LvTSG)



Oh he criticized more than that. About the only thing he seemed happy about was that they took the "brave" position of portraying Alexander as bisexual and how dare that potentially damage its box office receipts.

https://youtu.be/DzHQuAz0N60

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (Z7lwY)

342
I did not get the tag, but we have a very
healthy Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in
the neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski

.........
Ring is worthless for that kind of stuff..
Most people have scrunched the viewing area to just right in fron of their door so as not to be bothered every time a car goes down the street.
It doesn't pick up license plates anyway.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (CjFDo)

343 >>>I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie.

The movie that forced Connery into retirement.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (vuisn)

344 I did not get the tag, but we have a very healthy
Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in the
neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (VNfwt)

Might as well use Big Brother to your advantage. The cops probably have a deal with Amazon to request images from the cameras. Might want to talk with the cop and let him know they can find out who it is.


Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:45 PM (o+S+U)

345 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (JVgnl)

346 259
I watched again last night, for the first time in years, Anatomy of a Murder.
It truly is an outstanding film.....

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (pNxlR)
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Several years ago on a family vacation, we were staying in a mountain cabin that had a VCR and a bunch of tapes. Two of the movies we watched were Anatomy of a Murder and The Days of Wine and Roses. We saw DWR first.

After seeing AofM a day later, a couple of my kids didn't believe it was the same actress as in DWR. And it's not as if the make-up/costuming/hair was so different.

Lee Remick was very good.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (M/9m0)

347 I just went there and started watching a MST3K ep and got no such message.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)


It's there when I go there. They are fighting the scourge of racism and will donate a portion of this month's sales to organizations fighting social injustice and inequality. It's on the top half of the page. If you scroll through the 10 slides that's one of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (fI5R4)

348 If that cop is at all competent, he got that license plate number.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (l3+k2)

349 The movie that forced Connery into retirement.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (vuisn)

Connery had turned down a chance to be in some movie that turned into a blockbuster because he didn't understand it. He took TLoEG even though he didn't understand it.

The idea wasn't bad. It simply did work as a film. Plus, they had to shoot Connery doing action so you couldn't tell it wasn't Connery. Plus the CGI was horrible.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (o+S+U)

350 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM


I've got two cops here, equidistant three houses down in each direction from my house. And I've got a Gadsen flag on the pole out front below the U.S. flag. Why yes, there are multiple firearms in access, lol.

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (OMsf+)

351 The Pushover with Fred MacMurry was her first big one. Pretty good. It was her first major pic.

I fell in love with her and women when I saw Picnic.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (Fk2WS)

352 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.



Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM


Here's the link: https://tinyurl.com/y8axvgo7

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (OMsf+)

353 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine

Thank you!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (VNfwt)

354 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (JVgnl)


https://tinyurl.com/y8axvgo7

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (t+qrx)

355 I like how they threw Molotov cocktails and they're described as Protesters. Okay, then!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (VNfwt)

356 44 -- Two actors saved Troy from being a total wash -- Sean Bean and Brian Cox. Sadly, not even Peter O'Toole was able to help save that piece of dreck.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (Fqz1z)

357 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked..<<<

The English Patient

Dear G_d, forgive me.

Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (95j/9)

358 Braveheart was an awesome movie, and if any of you morons haven't seen it, you must seek it out.

I credit that one movie with sparking a consuming interest in me for English history, then European history, then Roman history, then Greece and Persia, Egypt, ad infinitum. Hundreds of books later the development of Western civilization is still one of my main reading time passions. It was that silly movie that started it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (kVr0X)

359 I did enjoy Walk Hard quite a bit, though. John C Reilly is consistently entertaining and he was great in that role.

I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie

I liked it okay but compared to the graphic novel its based on its weak.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (KZzsI)

360 I love that to portray a man with one of the most famous profiles ever minted, they chose a snub-nosed Irishman.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (Dc2NZ)


To be honest, they forgot his horns, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (WyVLE)

361 We are watching Dr/ Zhivago tonight. All about a civilized society taken over by commies.
Sound familiar?

Posted by: PJ at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (qlTN9)

362 "Mask of Fu Manchu" is tremendous fun and one of Karloff's best role.

I saw it for the first time about three weeks ago.

Loved the bell torture.

It captures the earliest Fu Manchu books really well.

Not to be taken seriously.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (rTZNj)

363 Not worried about Antifa/BLM where I live, because they'd got lost, & I don't imagine they have much tolerance for delayed gratification. Just a guess.

I dunno if I mentioned this the last time there was a movie thread, or not, but anyway...

"Reversal of Fortune" blew my socks off. Jeremy Irons as Claus von Bulow, & Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz. A fascinating film about a famous case ON APPEAL is counterintuitive, but... it worked.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (Cssks)

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 06-06-2020

GM judit polgar 01.jpg
GM Judit Polgár (HUN)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (127)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Do not forget the bishop on c4


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6nk/R4R2/1p4b1/p1p1p3/2B1P2B/1P5P/P1rq1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1154)

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: The g3 square is White's fatal weakness


20200606 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/bp4p1/p3p3/P2nNn2/1PQ4p/3P3P/3BR1P1/1B5K b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1152)

What is the quickest wherein Black can forcibly obtain an overwhelming position?


20200606 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/p3pp1p/2rp1n1Q/5PpP/1p4P1/5P2/1q6/2R1RK2 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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20200606 dress pr0n 02.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n 03.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n japan.jpg
Greetings From Japan




20200606 dress pr0n kate.jpg




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20200606 - Problem 1.jpg
6nk/R4R2/1p4b1/p1p1p3/2B1P2B/1P5P/P1rq1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Bf6+ Nxf6
2.Rf8+ Ng8
3.Rxg8#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20200606 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/bp4p1/p3p3/P2nNn2/1PQ4p/3P3P/3BR1P1/1B5K b - - 0 1

1...Ng3+
2.Kh2 Bg1+
3.Kxg1 Rf1+
4.Kh2 Rh1#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20200606 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/p3pp1p/2rp1n1Q/5PpP/1p4P1/5P2/1q6/2R1RK2 b - - 0 1

In this problem, move order is important.

1...Ne4!

This has to come first to protect g5 (it also threatens mate) Not 1...Rxc1 2.Qxg5+ (2.Rxc1 Qxc1+) 2... Kh8 3.Rxc1 and the win goes poof.

2.fxe4

Pretty much forced. And now it is safe to simplify:

2...Qxc1
3.Rxc1 Rxc1+
4.Kf2 f6 and wins


Hope to see you all next week!


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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 05:20 PM




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1 When I see that picture of Judit Polgar I see a smiling chess assassin.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (0xU82)

2 First!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (9tU8U)

3 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (0xU82)

4 oh man.....

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (9tU8U)

5
Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (W/gIX)

6 That woman in the electric blue looks like she comes from the planet Xenon 6.


Band W is Joan Blondell?

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:25 PM (T6t7i)

7 Love that classic, tailored look. Melanie carries off well just about like everything else.

Posted by: jazzusounty at June 06, 2020 05:25 PM (/+Jui)

8 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.

Well congratulations!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (dUJdY)

9 Late to this party

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (6f16T)

10 That woman in the electric blue looks like she comes from the planet Xenon 6.

She does appear to be levitating.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (0xU82)

11
I nooded. Excuse me while I go wash up.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (9tU8U)

12 Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (T6t7i)

13 Tom Winter@Tom_Winter
NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night's stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying "Allahu Akbar" 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says.

But they're urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they've found so far in the case.

-
Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (+y/Ru)

14 12
Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.


Correction: three-part. Higher math confuses me.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (T6t7i)

15 OMG Oregon has TWIN MUSES?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:28 PM (WwTwF)

16 Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM
...................................................

Right. Shows when i did a search for JB with black gown.

Posted by: Lump at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (Ah1h3)

17 Ginger Chess lady makes me feel funny.

Posted by: RI Red at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (81P5W)

18 First pic of the lady is Joan Blondell?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (rpbg1)

19 A guy in a Smart Car blew past me and one other car on the highway just a little while ago.
Something about it made me laugh. He must be a frugal thrill seeker.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (0xU82)

20 5
Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (W/gIX)


Yes. Leftover 'who dis' pic from a few days ago. I have more.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (e0p0c)

21 Is there never going to any Susan Hayward appreciation around here?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (JinpT)

22 If OM had a brother who was an Italian chef, would he be an OreganoMuse?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (0xU82)

23 19 A guy in a Smart Car blew past me and one other car on the highway just a little while ago.
Something about it made me laugh. He must be a frugal thrill seeker.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (0xU82)

He must have gotten the hamster some five star Meth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (A5zUN)

24 I'm still in the "Gone With The Wind" era of women' s dresses.
Women sure carried around a lot of linen, must of been real heavy when you got wet in the rain. But of course any fine women would have Rhett to carry them through the puddles.

Posted by: Colin at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (B+Lak)

25 Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments.


Posted by: Ha at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (SJDa9)

26 9 Late to this party

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (6f16T)


No, you're not. #9 is hardly late.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (e0p0c)

27 Willowed from the Pet Thread:

Two years back I found a shorthaired black stray cat in my parking lot at home. He was sick -- he looked like he had the superflu. I managed to get him into a carrier and brought him as a "found" animal to the SPCA. They tried heroically to bring him back to health, but he was FeLV positive and very weak, and after 5 weeks they had to put him to sleep.

They'd asked me to name him, and so I said "Paladin": He wore black, and was a knight without armor in a savage land.

At least I gave him 5 weeks of comfortable life, regular meals, and not having to dodge cars or coyotes. If there is a credit register in the Hereafter, St.Peter, please make a note of this to counterbalance some other stupid things I've done. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (rpbg1)

28 13 Tom Winter@Tom_Winter
NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night's stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying "Allahu Akbar" 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says.

But they're urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they've found so far in the case.

-
Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (+y/Ru)

OK, so let's put forth this challenge.

Every Protester. Every Rioter. Every Looter.

Convert to Islam or you're not REALLY anti-cop like this dude was.

Posted by: Allie at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (vmRc0)

29 Is anything burning tofay?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (myjNJ)

30 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (arJlL)

31 21 Is there never going to any Susan Hayward appreciation around here?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (JinpT)


Susan Hayward was the 'who dis' gal two three months ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (e0p0c)

32 Blonde woman in pretty long blue dress has an expression on her face that makes her seem like she's going to her execution.

I like the House of Worth 1880's purple and white dresses.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (+eVzC)

33 If your not first, your late

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (6f16T)

34 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 Intermediate problem appears to be a re-run. Beginner was tricky ... took me ages.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (AHq56)

36 The lady in the first dress forgot to wear her corset. It kills the historic look of the dress.

For most women, corsets were worn not to make the waist a lot smaller necessarily but to change the shape of the waist. Instead of being an oval shape (seen in cross section from above) which makes the waist look wider, the corseted waist is a round shape which makes the waist look narrower. It was a very flattering look that even portly women could achieve with the right underpinnings.

BTW I look forward to seeing the dresses every week. Thank you!

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (h7GHl)

37 Helos are up AGAIN in lower Manhattan: after 2 nights of thunderstorms, the mobs are back. They're not letting up, people. What is their endgame?

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (+0Ebw)

38 I bought a hummingbird feeder and when I put it up a few days ago I couldn't find an S hook to save my soul. Several junk drawers and the tool box yielded nothing so I improvised and used paper clip. I just went to change the food.. there's an S hook attached to the inside lid. DOH!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (dUJdY)

39 I think I got the first one, but I shall wait.
starts with Bish to F6...

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (4a9Vv)

40 When I see that picture of Judit Polgar I see a smiling chess assassin.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy


No kidding.
A smile like that tells me she knows she's gonna have fun. With the chess too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (axyOa)

41 32 Blonde woman in pretty long blue dress has an expression on her face that makes her seem like she's going to her execution.

I like the House of Worth 1880's purple and white dresses.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (+eVzC)

Kind of looks like she is contemplating a date with Adam Schiff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (A5zUN)

42 Roberts' swing vote to uphold disparate treatment of churches in the CA Virus Shutdown was craven. I put it to Roberts' foolish attempt to make SCOTUS look like it's above politics, the Constitution be damned.

Roberts' vote looks worse still, now that the Virus Shutdown has been exposed as bureaucratic totalitarian overkill as the distancing rules get ignored for mass protests, but enforced for masses.

Despite SCOTUS decorum, I picture frat boy justice Kavanaugh muttering *blowjob* a la Animal House whilst looking directly at Dean Wormer Roberts at SCOTUS weekly meetings.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (9TdxA)

43 Chess vixen can [insert chess move name] me anytime.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (5v5Zx)

44 "Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments."

The guy really is not in charge of his own self anymore, comes off as a muttering idiot.

Posted by: navybrat, waiting by the door with a 2 x 4 at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (w7KSn)

45 OM, dang, I missed it. Thank You.

Back Street is a favorite.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (JinpT)

46 Hey everybody.
All Hail Eris, LOL!

Semi-related... it's being floated (not sure by who, but it might be Markle's PR flacks) that when Meghan and Katherine had their supposedly huge fight during the dress fitting for the former's wedding, it was because...

Kate wanted the girls to wear tights with their dresses, and Meghan thought that was ridiculous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

47 Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments.







Posted by: Ha at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (SJDa9)


I've already read that police unions have come out against him because he's caving to the left.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (W/gIX)

48 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

MEOW !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (arJlL)

49 #1 R - a8, think Black can't do better to stop the next B - f6#

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:37 PM (6f16T)

50 God bless you, Wolfus....did you post this story a couple years ago when this happened? Seemed like some other person posted a story of a little kitty that he took care of and didn't make it....Anyway, .at least he knew he was loved in his last weeks.....

Now it's reallllly dusty in here....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:37 PM (GDpRb)

51 >>> 34 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (0ReGO)

52 So I just got back from watching the Michael Park documentary, "In his own words" on Clarence Thomas. It was very good. My son went with me. It was nice of my friend to tape it because she's a liberal-not leftist-but I don't think that she's an admirer of Clarence Thomas.

Joe Biden was a smirking jerk even back then.

Kieran asked me if someone put Anita Hill up to lying about Thomas. I said I'm sure of it, but I don't know what she got out of it. Interesting how they tried to same approach with Kavanaugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (+eVzC)

53 re 37: revolution. this time the workers will rise up and overthrow the system, etc etc

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (4a9Vv)

54 A few weeks ago I decided to start wearing a corset. I still do not own a corset. Of course, last week I decided I wanted to wear a beehive hairdo. Then I got my hair cut short without ever wearing a beehive hairdo.
I'm fickle like that.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (myjNJ)

55 re 62: after a while she got some fame.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (4a9Vv)

56 35 Intermediate problem appears to be a re-run.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (AHq56)


Aargh. I checked, couldn't find anything. Do you have a link to the chess thread I first used it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (e0p0c)

57 Ferguson was the first big lie to start this and they still push St Michael Brown.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (6f16T)

58 We are getting some crazy wind along with the thunderstorm here. No hail though.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (0ReGO)

59 If your not first, your late

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (6f16T) u're

you're. Know it. Live it. Love it.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Grammarian at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (5v5Zx)

60 Chess Thread Hurra!

Hungarian broads are better looking than Bulgar broads.

And never trust a Bulgar or a democrat.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (Z+IKu)

61 29 Is anything burning today?

Too near here six cars in a carport and the apt above were destroyed by fire last night. Mechanical failure? Have seen in past. Neighbor grudge arson under the cover of riot? Local said under investigation. Van Nuys, CA near walmart.

Otherwise, krak's burning dumpster of a fuck you to morons behind enemy lines this morning.

Posted by: banned on the street at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (8AuSd)

62 Watching TV news is like watching a minstral show that is lionizing a career criminal.

And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

63 Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

You're an 'Ette.

I'm confident that you looked Mahvelous !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (arJlL)

64 Has DC burned to the ground yet?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:41 PM (AJ2LA)

65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)

66 apparently Philly is packed for peaceful protests* today - weather is near 90
a couple got married at the protest

*so far

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (WwTwF)

67 Defense Secretary Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets

How long is PDT going to put up with this insubordinate asshoe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (85Gof)

68 14 12
Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.

Correction: three-part. Higher math confuses me.
Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (T6t7i)
.........................................................................

Twitter link picture turned out to be Saoirse Ronan from the movie Little Women.

Posted by: Lump at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (Ah1h3)

69 also, it was noted on Twitchy that Stupid Sanders posted a pic of troops landing at Normandy with something about "the biggest antifa action in history"

you just know that if he had been around then, he would have been picketing outside the White House until the day before Barbarossa.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (4a9Vv)

70 BTW I look forward to seeing the dresses every week. Thank you!
Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (h7GHl)


I'm glad you enjoy them. And thank you for the historic info on corsets, which I had no knowledge of.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (e0p0c)

71 Just saw one of the little guys at the hummingbird feeder a moment ago.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (B6WO/)

72 >>> 63 Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

You're an 'Ette.

I'm confident that you looked Mahvelous !
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (arJlL)

(blushes)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (0ReGO)

73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (jtqoO)

74 Speaking of Ferguson.....that fuckwit Neil Ferguson whose bullshit model caused much of the Wuhan panic needs to face some consequences. He won't of course, but he needs to.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (AJ2LA)

75 IIRC there was little to Anita Hill's allegations. He was hitting on her some but then he backed off. He made some minor off color jokes. She followed him to a new job. That's it

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (9TdxA)

76 Surely at least a few Dems must see that if Biden is elected someone other than he will be pulling the strings and making policy decisions--and that it will be someone other than whoever is chosen to be VP. Don't they and anyone in the media have any curiosity who that string puller running the country would be?

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (tkNkP)

77 Joan Blondel was great as Ladyfingers in the movie The Cincinnati Kid.

If anyone who has seen and likes that movie is interested, I have a spoiler-type challenge/question about it.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (l3+k2)

78 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

79 Esper needs something pretty in pink-- Like a fucking pink slip.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (JinpT)

80 God bless you, Wolfus....did you post this story a couple years ago when this happened? Seemed like some other person posted a story of a little kitty that he took care of and didn't make it....Anyway, .at least he knew he was loved in his last weeks.....

Now it's reallllly dusty in here....
Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020


*
*

I might have posted it back then; I don't recall. It's just that the Pet Thread is active for such a short time. Plus, two years ago, I didn't have home Internet, and I rarely posted on the Pet Thread at all. Anyway, thanks for remembering.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (rpbg1)

81 Ferguson was the first big lie to start this and they still push St Michael Brown.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (6f16T)

So soon forgotten. Sigh.

Posted by: George Zimmerman, White Hispanic at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (5v5Zx)

82 Michelle Malkin, fresh off her twitter ban, says we're going to wake up on November 4th shocked to see that Trump lost. She claims he's ceded his domestic presidency to Jared Kushner.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (H8QX8)

83 Watching TV news is like watching a minstral show that is lionizing a career criminal.

And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

Future generations will point and laugh at and study this folly. Just like we did at McCarthyism and questioning how Germans allowed their Jewish neighbors to be murdered and how North Koreans and communist Chinese could allow themselves to be enslaved to the state group think.

Apparently its all too easy when the media is complicit.

Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

84 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.





Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)


It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)

85 Esper needs something pretty in pink-- Like a fucking pink slip.

Posted by: Ben Had

LOL !!

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

86 >>> 76 Surely at least a few Dems must see that if Biden is elected someone other than he will be pulling the strings and making policy decisions--and that it will be someone other than whoever is chosen to be VP. Don't they and anyone in the media have any curiosity who that string puller running the country would be?
Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (tkNkP)

They probably already have guesses and approve of them all.


NGU, I'm just... typing and deleting.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (0ReGO)

87 re 75: Thomas denied ever asking her out. She might have made it all up.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (4a9Vv)

88 @56 No link. I just remember the problem and I *think* I saw it here ... but it might have been just similar.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AHq56)

89 Putting the National Guard in harm's way without weapons or helmets . . .

Are they expecting an incident where NG troopers get attacked by the mob?

I'm just that cynical now.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (NiXyF)

90 65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)


The Democrats are in the process of self-immolation. I see nothing good coming out of this for them at all. Nothing whatsoever.

All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)

91 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

___

Why? Because sports reporters are as leftwing as regular news reporters and they want everyone to bend their knee (literally). The question isn't what do you think of BLM. The question is really, do you dare not praise your enemies?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AJ2LA)

92 I love Malkin but I pray to God she's wrong about that

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (WwTwF)

93 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

Actually I was talking about a school guard who did not agree with the party line

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (85Gof)

94 >>> 91 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

___

Why? Because sports reporters are as leftwing as regular news reporters and they want everyone to bend their knee (literally). The question isn't what do you think of BLM. The question is really, do you dare not praise your enemies?
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AJ2LA)

Don't be the first to stop clapping, comrade.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (0ReGO)

95 I got this in an e-mail. It's from the Family Research Council about suggestions for prayer during civil unrest. I thought the points were good ones:

https://tinyurl.com/yansg5th

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (+eVzC)

96 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (H8QX

That makes ZERO sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (IYHxL)

97 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just a

Nor can you refuse to care. A non-answer is as bad as the wrong answer to this mob.

Unless you're Dennis Rodman, who sat behind my hubby on the flight to LA yesterday and thankfully was one of the few NOT wearing a stupid mask.

When Dennis Rodman is the voice of sanity....!?!?!?

Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

98

SecDef Esper.....cowardly traitor. Via Breitbart:

https://tinyurl.com/y8g5w6n6

Esper should be out of work before midnight, I hope.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (9tU8U)

99 It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)


I propose we start calling it Stalinism instead of communism.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (NiXyF)

100 Garcetti is giving $150M to BLM, which will be taken out of the police budget. And $148.5M of that will be used by BLM to fund Democrat candidates in California.

Always, always, always follow the money. This is all about getting more power for Democrats.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (AJ2LA)

101 I don't think Trump ceded his domestic agenda to
his son in law.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (+eVzC)

102 73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands
***

Me too. They look good together.

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (h7GHl)

103 Jewells45 I'm sure you know this, but the sugar water nectar needs to be changed out every several days in hot weather. It will spoil and mildew, this is deadly to them. I fill mine maybe 1/2 or 1/3 full. Wash carefully and sanitize, rinse etc. Jus sayin'.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (B6WO/)

104 If Biden gets elected, peace be unto him, Ron Klain will be his chief of staff. I don't know who will pull Klain's strings but can guess.

Klain was Obama's Ebola Czar for a hot minute to deflect from what should have been a huge scandal.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (9TdxA)

105 Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

McCarthy was right. An asshole but right

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (IYHxL)

106 thanks to whoever posted the Gugi Edgely short sf film - it's really good
and she is smoking hawt as ever

"Hashtag"
https://youtu.be/krkk8eyx-lU

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (WwTwF)

107
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (mFAPq)

108 27 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (rpbg1

Neighbors did this for the old neighborhood fighter cat who recently passed. Had a crate out of the rain with heating pad. Couldnt take inside, other cats. But made him comfy. He used to know when I was grilling, would toss him small warm bits to gum, very few teeth.

Posted by: banned and teh critters at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (8AuSd)

109 Putting the National Guard in harm's way without weapons or helmets . . .

Are they expecting an incident where NG troopers get attacked by the mob?

I'm just that cynical now.
Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (NiXyF)

I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight

Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (YI5pA)

110 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker


( *Drew Brees ruefully nods* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (e0p0c)

111 well, I have a million very important things to do tonight, so I'm going to the liquor store.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (4a9Vv)

112 It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)

Amazing the power they've secured and now wield, increasingly brazenly, totally unafraid of any cost to them. They believe this is their moment. I understand their confidence. The resistance is fitful and feeble, unsure of itself, careful not to offend.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM (H8QX8)

113 I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (YI5pA)

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM (WwTwF)

114 >>> 90 65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)

The Democrats are in the process of self-immolation. I see nothing good coming out of this for them at all. Nothing whatsoever.

All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)

I tend to agree about this, and I'm not worried about Jared Kushner or anyone else in the immediate family. What ha, concerns!! me is, how many states will pull mandatory mail-in voting out of their asses.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (0ReGO)

115 Advanced Problem.

1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Nxg4
4. fxg4 f6

And the white Q can't move. Black just queens the a pawn, first moving his rookto c3 where the white K can't get at the passed pawns ... or he could win a bit fasterqueening the b pawn but that would be more work on my part.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (AHq56)

116
I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM


persons of loot

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (mFAPq)

117 Chest thread!

Blue dress lady is proof that resting bitch face can be hot on some women. There's a reason it wasn't weeded out of the gene pool.

Science!

Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (QCc6B)

118 I just took dad to get a haircut since Governor God graciously let barbers resume work, and now I get to go shopping for food.

I decided I hate most people.


Also, virtue signalling got Dennis Rodman a trip to North Korea, where I suspect he saw what was behind the curtain.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (WyVLE)

119 Hypothetical Chess problem.

Standard initial setup. Black player is not allowed to take White pawns off board (no real reason, Black player just doesn't want to). How does Black player win?

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (kOpft)

120 I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM

persons of loot
Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (mFAPq)


yutes of loots ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 05:54 PM (LPnfS)

121 Defense Secretary Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets



How long is PDT going to put up with this insubordinate asshoe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (85Gof)


He needs to be out of a job now. It's beyond obvious he's working against the president

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:55 PM (W/gIX)

122 67. Esper knows full well that LE guarding the WH were hit with pavers and sent to the hospital with concussions. And the disarming part speaks for itself. Helmets are basic PPE. Esper wants NG troops to get hurt and/or die. Well at least the mutt is showing his ass in spectacular bonobo fashion.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:55 PM (jtqoO)

123 Question -- has anybody in the Nacogdoches area dealt with Brazos Transit? Looks like we may have to have some major work on the car, and if we can't get a loaner, I'll need something for shopping.

Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (FbaiB)

124 I yield to the siren call of the napping couch. Adios.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (5v5Zx)

125 If they came for the statues, they'll come for confederate apparel from museums.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (wiXsO)

126 115 Advanced Problem.
1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Nxg4
4. fxg4 f6
And the white Q can't move. Black just queens the a pawn, first moving his rookto c3 where the white K can't get at the passed pawns ... or he could win a bit fasterqueening the b pawn but that would be more work on my part.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (AHq56)


This is the line I first found. But it doesn't work:

1...Qxc1
2.Qxg5+

Now what do you do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (e0p0c)

127 I'm starting to think maybe all this psycho far left insanity is an op. No not a leftist op. A right wing constitutionalist op.

Can you think of any better way to make more people hate the left and the media and most of the government?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (myjNJ)

128 The White House is being targeted for capture and destruction because it's one on the few buildings black people built. If Trump allows the White House to fall or be occupied, which s floating around as a way to own the libs, the War against this Maoist Cultural Revolution taking place will be lost.... if it's not already. DC has already fallen btw.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (v8OxE)

129 52---Kieran asked me if someone put Anita Hill up to lying about Thomas. I said I'm sure of it, but I don't know what she got out of it.....
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (+eVzC)
-------------------------------
What did she get out of it? Thunderous applause, a fat tenured position, book sales, speaking engagement$, and a place in the pantheon of left-wing saints. She has cashed in yuuuugely.

Go to the Museum of African American History in DC. You will see an exhibit on the great Anita Hill --- but no other mention of Clarence Thomas.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (M/9m0)

130 Beautiful cat story, Wolfus!

Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (QCc6B)

131 I'm here.
It was sweltering hot today and all those dresses look hot and uncomfortable except for Melania who is gorgeous and cool as a cucumber in the dress.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (QzF6i)

132 Hey Ben Had, if you're still here, just saw you said in the pet thread that pico hijo is little brother. Wouldn't it be pico hermano? Hijo means son.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (OzQGF)

133 127 I'm starting to think maybe all this psycho far left insanity is an op. No not a leftist op. A right wing constitutionalist op.

Can you think of any better way to make more people hate the left and the media and most of the government?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (myjNJ)

What? This is literally a Maoist Cultural Revolution in the overt early to middle stages.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (v8OxE)

134 @115 Ooops

Advanced Problem.

1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Ne4
4. fxe4 f6

Same comment. @115 allows Qxg5+

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (AHq56)

135 Kate is wearing that 'difficult green' except now with textured reflective surface goodness. GAH

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (jtqoO)

136 Some good (sane?) news:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that two elite lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle last weekend should not receive bail and must return to jail.

**Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (LPnfS)

137 Esper is putting guys under his direction in danger.

This is beyond insubordination.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (JinpT)

138 too many chinks

Posted by: angsterdamn at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (gMabG)

139 Blue dress. Too much eye shadow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (CTJwJ)

140 Japanese girl in kimono looks as sweet as a cherry blossom

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (WwTwF)

141 @126
Qxg5 ... ha!!

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)

142 Left is intent on scaring the suburbs and alienating Hispanics. And mobilizing Deplorables. White non college is 3x blacks. They'll get black turnout and white city hipsters.

So a result like 2016, but more so. Biden will win deep blue enclaves and lose everywhere else. Hillary's Archipelago redux.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (9TdxA)

143 How da fuk did this Esperbutt get to be secdef?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (WwTwF)

144 Jordan61, I'm sure you are right. My Spanish never was very good.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (JinpT)

145 102 73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands
***

Me too. They look good together.
Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (h7GHl)

Me three, but she looks PISSED in that pic. Gorgeous as always, but pissed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (OzQGF)

146 Anita Hill. Yeah, the tenured position alone is basically a lifetime guarantee of a paycheck. And what meaningful scholarship has the professor produced? That sound you are hearing is crickets.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - does a bear shit in a wig? at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (H5knJ)

147 144 Jordan61, I'm sure you are right. My Spanish never was very good.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (JinpT)

I mostly know that one because my father-in-law calls me Hija.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (OzQGF)

148 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (M/9m0)

I think she got thunderous applause and support, but I don't expect her tenured position came immediately. It would hard for her not to get tenure. She is a black woman.

I find it difficult to think of Clarence Thomas-from what I know of his background to ever say stuff about "pubic hair on a coke can."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (+eVzC)

149 How da fuk did this Esperbutt get to be secdef?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (WwTwF)

Trump nominated him?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (BAsqb)

150 The White House is being targeted for capture and destruction because it's one on the few buildings black people built. If Trump allows the White House to fall or be occupied, which s floating around as a way to own the libs, the War against this Maoist Cultural Revolution taking place will be lost.... if it's not already. DC has already fallen btw.
Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen

Second look at Mara Lago?

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (UPF6H)

151 That makes ZERO sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (IYHxL)

Her logic, based on her rhetorically militant view of the Left in modern history, is that Trump has forsaken his posture of non-negotiable anti-establishment patriotism when it came to seditious threats to the Constitution (posited over and over in his campaign) with a Kushner-influenced imperative to unifying America through compromise and deal-making (which she ascribes to the same fatal delusions long held by the GOPe).
Malkin is an uncompromising warrior, and believes Trump won because he presented himself as one too. She's disappointed in his performance in this crucial moment.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (H8QX8)

152 Common Tater, yes I have already changed it 3 times as it is so very hot here. Every evening. I just bought it. Didn't want to make it sound like I was just letting it sit. I changed it twice before I saw the stupid S hook!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (dUJdY)

153 2 Hey Ben Had, if you're still here, just saw you said in the pet thread that pico hijo is little brother. Wouldn't it be pico hermano? Hijo means son.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (OzQGF)

Hermanito or pequeno hermano talvez

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (7bcfy)

154 Madamemayhem except its hard core Leftists saying that, and they are not secret Republican operatives.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:04 PM (6f16T)

155 too many chinks
Posted by: angsterdamn
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I used to stack f***s like that five feet high in Korea... use 'em for sand bags.

Posted by: Walt Kowalski at June 06, 2020 06:04 PM (1554F)

156 Trump nominated him?
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (BAsqb)

yeah, but how did he manage to pass himself off as a good guy?

*looks at pic*
he looks like Comey

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (WwTwF)

157 Beautiful cat story, Wolfus!
Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020


*
*

I have others, but will save them for another day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (rpbg1)

158 Comment on Advanced problem.
The point of Qxc1 is that it guards g5. The response Rxc1is not forced but white has no other better move.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (AHq56)

159 osted by: Walt Kowalski at June 06, 2020 06:04

I've missed you Walt!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UPF6H)

160
OK... I won't dispute that the reverse of the St. Gaudens Double Eagle is the most beautiful American coin design. But I'm going against informed opinion and saying that the obverse of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar by his protege Weinman is better. Also, while St. Gaudens' Liberty is a dignified lady, Weinman lets you know she can be a dirty girl, too.

I'll also say, if I take their works on balance (Double Eagle and Indian Head Eagle vs the WL Half and the Mercury Dime), I think Weinman was the more talented of the two at coin design.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (tDHKc)

161 Hermanito or pequeno hermano talvez
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (7bcfy)

Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (OzQGF)

162
And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.



Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

++++
Proving that our First Amendment right is largely ornamental and has no basis in reality in today's new world order.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UAOfD)

163 FenelonSpoke

That blue dress and her expression reminds me of a Vestal Virgin who is about to be interred for misbehavior.

In my world, a smile and a happy outlook cover many fashion and body issues. That is much hotter to me than the usual male standard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:07 PM (u82oZ)

164 And what I particularly enjoyed in the film about Clarence Thomas was the reflections on his faith. His wife said that when he came forward after the revelations about Anita Thomas were leaked they had some friends in a prayer group come over and they were praying he put on the full armor of God

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (+eVzC)

165 Have a great evening, everyone.

Taking Mrs Salty out to dinner. At a sorta local restaurant. Local is relative in rural areas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (u82oZ)

166 All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor
Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)


I'd like to think that. But the Left's message has spread and is spreading beyond its kooky base as never before.One cannot dismiss the cultural saturation of its propaganda.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (H8QX8)

167 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

168 142 Left is intent on scaring the suburbs and alienating Hispanics. And mobilizing Deplorables. White non college is 3x blacks. They'll get black turnout and white city hipsters.

___

Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)

169 There are many fake Joan Blondell pics on the net;
however, her hands and arms in this picture cause me to think a couple of those are real.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (Fk2WS)

170 Hubby had the local news on for 8 minutes, even he couldn't take more then that.
George Floyd then Covid then Floyd then Covid then Floyd & Covid, you get the idea. They did talk about the weather for 20 seconds. Grrrrrrrrr, when will it end?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (JVgnl)

171 Proving that our First Amendment right is largely ornamental and has no basis in reality in today's new world order.


Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UAOfD)

It's becoming a "parchment right," as the rights were in the Soviet Constitution.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (H8QX8)

172 Wasn't an appellate court supposed to smack the shit out of "Judge" Sullivan some point soon?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (aR6C/)

173 If the left is giving up on Hispanics and Latinos in general, that's practically a gift to the GOP IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (L2ZTs)

174 FenelonSpoke

Ephesians 6:12-18 is my go to Scripture text these days.

GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

175 172 Wasn't an appellate court supposed to smack the shit out of "Judge" Sullivan some point soon?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (aR6C/)


_____

Sullivan is a tax. All good.

Posted by: John Roberts at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (AJ2LA)

176 It's becoming a "parchment right," as the rights were in the Soviet Constitution.


Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (H8QX
++++
Indeed.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (UAOfD)

177
Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)


After "peaceful" protestors ransacked downtown Naperville IL and threw an explosive at police the next day the nitwits were putting BLM signs over the smashed out store fronts to show how down with the cause they are. And to further prove their stupidity they marched for the rest of the week shutting down the downtown area so the businesses have not been able to open. I was hoping the barbarians would have shown up at one of the Karens rallies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (W/gIX)

178 140 . vmom I agree. That is a beautifully staged and styled photo.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (jtqoO)

179 Won't it be amusing if by the time fall rolls around everything is back to normal and masks and social distancing are a thing of the past and all major sporting events have been cancelled because greedy, elite athletes were unwillinig to give salary or be "exposed".They've already cancelled the Boston Marathon which had been postponed to September.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (QzF6i)

180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)

181 158 Comment on Advanced problem.

The point of Qxc1 is that it guards g5. The response Rxc1is not forced but white has no other better move.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (AHq56)


Hmmm...

OK, then this happens:

1...Qxc1
2.Rxc1 Rxc1+
3.Ke2 b3
4.Qxg5+ and Black is forked.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (e0p0c)

182 177. Remember, Twitter is not real life.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (jtqoO)

183 The Breitbart link @98 has disqus comments coming very quickly ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (AHq56)

184 3 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (0xU82)
-------
Inadvertent first is the best first.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (MVjcR)

185 179
Won't it be amusing if by the time fall rolls around everything is back
to normal and masks and social distancing are a thing of the past and
all major sporting events have been cancelled because greedy, elite
athletes were unwillinig to give salary or be "exposed".They've already
cancelled the Boston Marathon which had been postponed to September.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (QzF6i)

++++
I sure hope the heck that I am amused in the fall. About anything.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (UAOfD)

186 So King Lockdown, Gov. Charlie Baker (RINO-MA) has announced "Phase 2" of his 4-phase "re-opening Massachusetts" plan, started 3-weeks ago.

Among the highlights of this ludicrously timid plan, day care centers can re-open, but day-program services for adults must wait at least another 3-weeks for "Phase 3". The net for me is that my son (22-year old autistic adult living in a group home) is at least 3-weeks away from getting back to his day program (which he enjoyed) - and I'm at least 3-weeks away from being able to see him again in person.

And yet, Charlie Lockdown is completely insulated because he's a leftist NeverTrump "Republican" and the Massachusetts legislature is among the more corrupt, useless, and gutless legislative bodies in the country.

I am so fucking furious at this point that I'm gonna start breaking shit if I can't get my heart rate down soon.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (DU2N9)

187 Other threads: is a hot dog a sandwich?

Chessdress thread: is a kimono a dress?

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:15 PM (P1f+c)

188 I don't know about the alienating Hispanics thing. BLM is basically fuck white people. And while not all Hispanics feel that way, enough do that this will not make then less receptive to the Dem message.

Remember the Dems have built a coalition of disparate groups whose goal is to take shit from those who have and give it to them, and stoke racial grievances. As long as Dems keep promising amnesty, free this and free that to Hispanics, they'll happily vote Dem regardless of what they do for BLM.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:15 PM (AJ2LA)

189 Who was the Seattle running back who refused to talk to the media a few years ago?

He may have the brain of a fly, but that is how you talk to the media in today's environment.

People, especially pro athletes, are dumb.

Oh look, Manhattan time. One cherry please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:16 PM (Z+IKu)

190 To continue @181:

3...Rc2+
4.Kd1 Rc3
5.Ke2 Rc2+

...and it's hard to see a win for Black at this point.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

191 189 Who was the Seattle running back who refused to talk to the media a few years ago?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:16 PM (Z+IKu)


I think that was Marshawn Lynch?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

192 My last comment was directed to Not Amused.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (jtqoO)

193 In 2016, election coverage was 24/7 from January through November.

But now? It's like it's not happening.

The gaslighters are trying to pretend in some ways that there is no election because they don't want people to realize that everything they see and hear is in fact targeted election propaganda.

In some ways I think they don't want to he caught with millions of hours all their bullshit predictions and polling when Trump wins again. But I think it's more that they know it didn't work last time so they're going with a different angle - bad news and CHAOS all the time.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (uEbPt)

194 180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)
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I looked it up and pico hijo translated as "peak son" or something. I would have bet you a nickel it was little brother or close to it. WeaselWoman was quick to correct me, as usual.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (MVjcR)

195 I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)


Isn't pico like a spur or something prickly.
I've heard it used in reference to a rusty car.
Also Pico de Gallo

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (Fk2WS)

196 @181 No.

3. Ke2 Ne4 (guards g5)
4. fxe4 f6 ( guards g5)

And the comment to my first solution applies.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AHq56)

197 182 177. Remember, Twitter is not real life.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (jtqoO)

By Twitter I meant all social media including FB, IG and the rest. Twitter is skewed heavy young Dem. Granted. But FB is pretty universal and if anything skews old.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AJ2LA)

198 BLM will do nothing for Hispanics.

Posted by: klaftern at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (RuIsu)

199 Wow, Brit builds a matchstick Royal Navy that is astounding.

https://youtu.be/Z5IT90vZBRo

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

200 this made me grin


https://twitter.com/MericanAsFuck/status/
1269035241689059328

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (WwTwF)

201 186 - Doc J - can you ask your state rep to assist?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (jtqoO)

202 193

Good point. In the MSM it's like there is no election this year. They'll throw out a poll every now and then, but other than that it's non-stop WuhanFlu/Riots.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (AJ2LA)

203 I sure hope the heck that I am amused in the fall. About anything.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (UAOfD)


I hear ya. It's very hard not to get depressed over this shit. I try to stay optimistic. Getting harder to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (dUJdY)

204 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

How is the book coming Anna?

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (uEbPt)

205 So have they burned down the White House yet?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (Zmnko)

206 194
180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I
remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at



I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)



Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)

-----

I looked it up and pico hijo translated as "peak son" or something.
I would have bet you a nickel it was little brother or close to it.
WeaselWoman was quick to correct me, as usual.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (MVjcR)

+++
I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (UAOfD)

207 Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AJ2LA)

Funny. I don't have faceplant, tho I was looking up some office mates pages. Enlightening. Not surprising.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (UPF6H)

208 baby problem:

1. Bf6+ Nxf6
2. Rf8+ Ng8
3. Rxg8#

?

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (P1f+c)

209 Hispanics have low turnout. Pandering to blacks isn't going to help. Wait until Biden starts talking reparations

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (9TdxA)

210 And the other thing... business has been shit. No shows..not sure what Fall will bring but it's usually when I sock away everything from those to be able to make my annual trip to see my daughter. The shop is.. blech.. if not for you kind folk I would have zero sales the past 2 months. For real.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (dUJdY)

211 186 - Doc J - can you ask your state rep to assist?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (jtqoO)

I did - he in so many words told me to get lost. He hasn't had a contested race since 2004 and my district went 70/30 for Felonious.

He's also a member of the Democrat leadership in the legislature so you know they ain't gonna do jack shit.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (DU2N9)

212 BLM will fuck the hispanics 6 ways from Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (85Gof)

213 I avoid all so called "news". I can't control the stupidity of the asswipes in the world. BTM, MFM, looters, thugs, sellouts, and just pure ol' scum. They are all just trash I don't want to waste my time with.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 06:24 PM (7cc/Y)

214 199
Wow, Brit builds a matchstick Royal Navy that is astounding.

https://youtu.be/Z5IT90vZBRo


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

That is something.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:25 PM (H8QX8)

215 Jewells, I'm sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:25 PM (JinpT)

216 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

https://t.co/gy3bFTrPzY

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

217
I hear ya. It's very hard not to get depressed over this shit. I try to stay optimistic. Getting harder to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (dUJdY)

+++We're driving down the rockiest of roads right now. Finding amusements and distractions are the only way to cope without totally going out of one's mind.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (UAOfD)

218 Just wanted to report that Blake's "Flannelmouth" hard cider is pretty great.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)

220 "Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock."

JEF agrees wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (5irU9)

221 I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (UAOfD)

Parrot stories always welcome.

Posted by: keep your eye on teh birdie, banned at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (NIvVo)

222 Ben Had.. I sort of expected it really. So many people out of work, watching their pennies. And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

223 I kinda wish I gave a shit about the NFL so I could stop giving a shit about it now.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (AJ2LA)

224 Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)
---
What about us, Mom?

Posted by: Olive and Declan at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

225 And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

Ok, what did they do

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (85Gof)

226 219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)

____

You have your opinion, I have mine. Good enough?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (AJ2LA)

227 ++
I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.
Posted by: washrivergal at Jun

I think chica means cute girl in Spanglish? Like odelay chica, que paso ese

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (7bcfy)

228 Trump at the WH this evening.
I am crawling out of my own skin lately.
I fucking hate the left.
I remember when doing something harmless like standing with open carry at govs office was HORRIBLE, but now it's cheered on to kill whitey..

Where are we?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (aR6C/)

229 NGU.. they sent all sellers an email about how they stood with BLM.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (dUJdY)

230 What about us, Mom?
Posted by: Olive and Declan at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

225 And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.

___

LOL. On my streets there is a Declan and an Olivia (close enough).

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:32 PM (AJ2LA)

231 The only social media I have left is LinkedIn - strictly for work-related purposes. As I go through my feed I find myself unfollowing any and all of the following...
1) Any person or company who has changed their logo to a rainbow
2) Anyone who virtue signals about "our racial problems"

I pretty much expect my feed to be empty by the end of the month, which will be fine with me.

FTS.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:32 PM (DU2N9)

232 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

233 Re-reading the Founder's papers. Trying to find what wisdom they had for the comfortable (all of us) and how we measure the fight against what the cost is to our children and their children. My life is forfeit, the larger life is the current question.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (xceTB)

234 Parrot stories always welcome.

Posted by: keep your eye on teh birdie, banned at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (NIvVo)

+++
I have a million of 'em with Chico. One being, he hated all males, so he would bite, squawk, raise all kinds of hell the moment either my husband or son came near.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (UAOfD)

235 219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)
---
What can you do? If you say nothing, you're not a good ally. If you say something in support, you're co-opting their struggle. If you say all lives matter, you're minimizing their pain from your position of privilege. And if you are crazy enough to object, you will be burned at the stake.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

236 DocJ - try an advocacy group for autistic children. Keep knocking on doors, there's bound to be some relief. Maybe even direct to your son's residence manager? The county official they report to. Just start knocking on doors. It's for your son, so worth it.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:34 PM (jtqoO)

237 Meanwhile I'm reading Walden (Thoreau). Had now idea how much of a "Fight Club" vibe it had. Very surprising.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:35 PM (DU2N9)

238 232 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)
---

Is he angry that you don't make jewelry for Prince Albert piercings?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

239 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip

Do it! Teach those sumbiches to vote for you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (+y/Ru)

240 235. And then you get doxxed, lol

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (jtqoO)

241 As a Mass resident also, I really feel for you, doc J. I live alone and when they closed my gym I was devastated. They are manipulating the statistics to make things look worse than they are. Just when the stats started to look like we were done they decided to add presumed cases and deaths causing a huge spike in the graphs. This is the second time they have done this. The first was supposedly an "error" but they put the update in one days stats causing a huge spike.
My "friends" are such typical liberals that they wouldn't even think about visiting me.
I am sick to death of this state.
I used to run community residences so I truly understand.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (QzF6i)

242 196 @181 No.
3. Ke2 Ne4 (guards g5)
4. fxe4 f6 ( guards g5)
And the comment to my first solution applies.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AHq56)


4.fxe4 is the wrong move.

4.f6 Nc3+
5.Kd3 Rd1+
6.Kc4 exf6
7.Qxf6 Nd5
8.Qxg5+ Kf8
9.h6 Nc7
10.Qg7+ Ke7
11.Qxh7

...and ?

This might eventually win. But there's a quicker line. Namely, Ne4 needs to come first, before Qxc1.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (e0p0c)

243 Porquito means little

Mucho trabajo, porquito dinero (much work little money)

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Lqy/e)

244 Powerline's Week in Pictures:

https://tinyurl.com/y7b5jg9t

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

245 Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:34 PM (jtqoO)

The Arc (main advocacy group in the area, of which Mrs. DocJ and I are quite active) have been pushing. Lockdown Charlie ignores them.

I deeply appreciate your sentiments, but I'm past the point of knocking on doors, if you catch my drift.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (DU2N9)

246 NGU.. they sent all sellers an email about how they stood with BLM.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (dUJdY)

Sigh. Ok, thanks

I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (85Gof)

247 LinkedIn is now Facebook for work. Stopped using it long ago. I still have an account but never engage anymore.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (AJ2LA)

248
I think chica means cute girl in Spanglish? Like odelay chica, que paso ese

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (7bcfy)

+++Yeah, I think that is right. After all of the years of Spanish I was required to take in school, I absorbed very little.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (UAOfD)

249 The girl in the blue dress looks stoned.
Probably is.
The wee Japanese lass is quite fetching.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 06, 2020 06:38 PM (QMwOT)

250 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

251 ?
Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (P1f+c)


Yes!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (e0p0c)

252 The wee Japanese lass is quite fetching.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 06, 2020 06:38 PM (QMwOT)

Yes aren't they all
Okinawa was an experience

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

253 Scroll down to the video, and listen to a candidate for office espouse arson and terror


https://tinyurl.com/y8zn8fqu

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (3D/fK)

254 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

255
BLM will do nothing for Hispanics.

Posted by: klaftern at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (RuIsu)


According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)

256 Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45

I had forgotten to mention my latest delivery is wonderful.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (UPF6H)

257 How about #1
B - f6+, N x f6;
R - a8+, N - g8
R x g8 #

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (6f16T)

258 Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?

Handmade jewelry.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

259 Oh thanks Infidel! Sorry I couldn't find a chain like that one in a different length.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

260 212
BLM will fuck the hispanics 6 ways from Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (85Gof)

Seis ways from Domingo, h8tr.


Posted by: Random Karen at June 06, 2020 06:43 PM (ufFY8)

261 @242 Namely, Ne4 needs to come first, before Qxc1.

Oh. I missed f6 ... which is why I originally had Nxg4 ...
I'll look at yours then.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (AHq56)

262 Really don't look at the dresses here much, are the 2 twins or a double picture?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (6f16T)

263 No worries, Jewells, I'm still on the hunt.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (UPF6H)

264 Jewells has no idea I'm going to say this.

She makes lovely jewelry but you haven't seen anything until you see the Rosaries she makes.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (JinpT)

265 243 Porquito means little

Mucho trabajo, porquito dinero (much work little money)
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Lqy/e)

Poquito.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

266 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

267 The brand new OP the Marxist left is as follows:

- taking a picture from Facebook of their target (The Right and Whites),
- downloading it,
- using Snapchat to add something racist (or whatever ism),
- uploading the picture to reddit or Twitter or some other platform

the person is then destroyed for life based on a lie.

(Friendly advice, scrub all personal and family pictures from social media)

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (v8OxE)

268
According
to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago
and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their
neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt
it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)


It's a good excuse to get their violence freak on.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (ufFY8)

269 254 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (NWiLs)

270 262 Really don't look at the dresses here much, are the 2 twins or a double picture?
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (6f16T)


Think it's a double picture.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (e0p0c)

271 Yay me! Just had a storm pas over with 80mph gusts. Tore the skylight right off the roof over our bathroom. So now it's tarped over, and I am praying no more storms pass through tonight.

A tree out back snapped in half as well, 12 inch trunk. Just glad it didn't hit the house.

after this, and three roof and ehicle damaging hailstorms over years, I am ready to move somewhere less, well, robust.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (x8Wzq)

272
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a
large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing
support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United
States.


His bank declined to confirm whether there was a deeper
meaning behind the photograph, but Dimon had previously voiced sympathy
for the demonstrations, stating that Chase was "committed to fighting against racism and discrimination wherever and however it exists."




Gee, it would be terrible if Chase Banks got hit and hit bad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (EZlRU)

273 Well I was close. I know how to say it's hot out and that's about it

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (Lqy/e)

274 Handmade jewelry.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

Linkie?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (85Gof)

275 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup

It's like the old Twilight Zone episode It's a Good Life in which six year old Billy Mummy sends people to the cornfield if they don't cater to every childish whim.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (+y/Ru)

276 DocJ - yes, you want to kick in doors, amirite? Just keep a cool head, perhaps something will break.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (jtqoO)

277 NGU - I think her link is in her signature. She makes lovely jewelry.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (lwiT4)

278 NGU - I think her link is in her signature. She makes lovely jewelry.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (lwiT4)

Ok thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (85Gof)

279 1. ... Ne4
2. Rxc6

Doesn't look right ... oh, wait ...
2. ... Ng3+
So fxe4 is forced. That's what I missed.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (AHq56)

280 Thank you Ben

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

281
It's
like the old Twilight Zone episode It's a Good Life in which six year
old Billy Mummy sends people to the cornfield if they don't cater to
every childish whim.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (+y/Ru)


THAT was a creepy episode.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (ufFY8)

282
It's a good excuse to get their violence freak on.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (ufFY


I don't know if it's related but during the riots/looting in Cicero, 2 Hispanic guys were killed. Maybe they went after the wrong guys and it's revenge time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (EZlRU)

283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

284 I had a Mynah Bird in the early 70's

Melvyn

one loud motherfucker

Mostly said "I mean, I mean in jail"

and "wada say, fatso"

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (JgrP5)

285 266
So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next
month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my
blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

++++
So very sorry to hear this. You've both put in so much time and energy just trying to get the church doors open again. How very disheartening for both of you.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (UAOfD)

286 I think a lot of people who expected to work a few more years have decided to retire now. These zoom meetings are brutal and exhausting.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (QzF6i)

287 I think that was Marshawn Lynch?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

Yup, that's him.

Told the media nothing. Smart.

Thanks OM!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (Z+IKu)

288 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it. 

Posted by: Nevergiveup 


That's just phase 1 of the revolution.

Posted by: Pol Pot at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (SJDa9)

289 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.

Sorry to hear that grammie. In more ways than one!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (dUJdY)

290 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago vand Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan

Historically, where law enforcement refuses to their job, vigilantism erupts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (+y/Ru)

291 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)

Good. The Latin Kings stomping the shit out of Antifa is something I'd pay good money to watch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (NWiLs)

292 I don't think these wine moms are scared at all. They want yo be seen by everyone as compassionate. They want to be able to tell their friends how horrible other people are, as they let their Hispanic housekeeper take care of their children and lawn. As long as other people see how they are filled with guilt for being white, they don't think the BLM movement will touch them.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (GWvAY)

293 People like Michelle Malkin have been correct for the last 2 decades about Marxism, and people like her are consistently pushed out of the mainstream Conservatives and Right. Really makes you think.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (v8OxE)

294 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next

month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my

blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.




Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)



Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)

295 This dent repair made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/ybkncukc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (+eVzC)

296 I wonder where the left is going to build their "Treblinkas" ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (JgrP5)

297 283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

Try saying it five times fast!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

298 If you can profess Trump hate on your Facebook page, your Twitter feed, with stickers on your car, pinups in your cube . . .

. . . and keep your job,

Then how can you lose it for professing disdain for BLM?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+fPHo)

299 The video of the University of Texas punks attack the black cop really got my blood boiling. I imagined havoc. Calmed me down bit.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (ofIwF)

300 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)


I got it ! Cooking ! Gourmet.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (zr5Kq)

301 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)



Don't think I haven't suggested that!!

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (lwiT4)

302 Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

Sorry to hear that, grammie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+eVzC)

303
Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)

++++
Good one.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (UAOfD)

304 I got it ! Cooking ! Gourmet.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (zr5Kq)



Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

305 Guess what I just discovered - lavender scented Vicks Vaporub!
Trying it out for my sinus issues

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (WwTwF)

306 292 I don't think these wine moms are scared at all. They want yo be seen by everyone as compassionate. They want to be able to tell their friends how horrible other people are, as they let their Hispanic housekeeper take care of their children and lawn. As long as other people see how they are filled with guilt for being white, they don't think the BLM movement will touch them.
Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (GWvAY)

You're right, they are not scared, they are pissed.

Have spoken to a few of my old clients in River Oaks and they are pissed off

and in the Park Cities as well

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (JgrP5)

307 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.

They closed the dog park my husband takes the dog to so he thought maybe go protest with the other dog people.. His sign idea"Black Labs matter " I said I don't think that's a good idea

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (Zmnko)

308 That Joan pic. That'll cause MP4 to have to break out the smelling salts. Oh, yes.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (O+I8R)

309
Out on 805 southbound in San Diego about 2 pm local time, I saw a large caravan of BLM types. They exited onto State Route 52, and then I-15 south. Headed downtown apparently. I assume they came from up north, L.A. etc.

Signs on cars, fists in the air, honking horns, and from what I could see, 100% white.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (t5m5e)

310 Sorry to hear that, grammie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+eVzC)



He spoke to the head elder again this afternoon. Still NO. I think the fight has gone out of him. He actually is looking into prison ministry as a possibility. Just as a volunteer.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

311 Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (JgrP5)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (+eVzC)

312 I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

he'll have you baking file cakes in no time

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (WwTwF)

313 297 283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

Try saying it five times fast!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

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

It
It
It
It
It

I don't see what the big deal is...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (CAJOC)

314 grammie as a life long hobbyist I think he needs to find one, you might be able to help direct him to find one but to turn out well it must be his decision.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (6f16T)

315
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a
large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing
support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United
States.


He was actually bowing before his master the almighty dollar.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (aKsyK)

316 You're right, they are not scared, they are pissed.



Have spoken to a few of my old clients in River Oaks and they are pissed off



and in the Park Cities as well

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (JgrP5)

I really hope so because all I'm seeing is a lot of virtue signaling nitwits showing that they are down with the cause

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (EZlRU)

317 He spoke to the head elder again this afternoon. Still NO. I think the fight has gone out of him. He actually is looking into prison ministry as a possibility. Just as a volunteer.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

Head elder is a pussy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (NWiLs)

318 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

++++Not a bad idea. The way it's lookin' the inmates may be familiar faces.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (UAOfD)

319 Melania looks tired and irritable; I wonder if it's the heat.
And Duchess Kate should have that dress re-fitted, to get rid of those stupid exaggerated shoulders. Either that or give it to her daughter to play with.

Posted by: Annalucia at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (S6ArX)

320 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)


Is asking FB to do it for you an option?

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 06:57 PM (LPnfS)

321 Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

I'm sorry that the Elders are so intransigent. That sounds so painful.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (+eVzC)

322
The woman in blue is attempting to psychically blow up someone's head.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (rTZNj)

323 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago vand Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan

What they should do is hire Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn to kick some ass.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (+y/Ru)

324 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)
++++
Good one.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (UAOfD)

Yup......excellent idea.

Watch that old "Sanford and Son" episode where Fred started his own church to dodge taxes and rake in the cash.

Lotta dumb libs out there will send you beaucoup bucks.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (Z+IKu)

325 Grammie, was the reverend able to hold services?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (Dc2NZ)

326 @315
Maybe he found a penny!!

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (7cc/Y)

327 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


Sorry, no disrespect, but not at his age don't you think ? And how much does he know about the ghetto ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

328 grammie, I'm so sorry. You have been a pillar of strength here, along with Fen! Good luck on finding him a hobby.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (UPF6H)

329 Inter

1. ...Ng3+
2. Kh2 Bg1+
3. Kxg1 Rf1+
4. Kh2 Rh1#

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (fDIwz)

330 It
It
It
It
It

I don't see what the big deal is...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (CAJOC)


A hand with a red balloon reaches out from the computer screen ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (LPnfS)

331 That 1,000 yard stare by blue dress makes me think she is a Stepford wife.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (6f16T)

332 Head elder is a pussy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (NWiLs)



No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)

333 319
Melania looks tired and irritable; I wonder if it's the heat.
And
Duchess Kate should have that dress re-fitted, to get rid of those
stupid exaggerated shoulders. Either that or give it to her daughter to
play with.


Posted by: Annalucia at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (S6ArX)

++++
Donald has a grimace on his face also. They are both looking at something they do not wish to encounter. Maybe it is the Obama's or the Clinton's.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (UAOfD)

334 After speaking out last weekend about the death of George Floyd, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott is committing to using his platform and his voice to "affect lasting change."


At the same time, Jonathan announced he is donating to four nonprofits working nationwide:the NAACP, Fair Fight, The Conscious Kid, and the ACLU.




Everyone is bending the knee

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU)

335 Is asking FB to do it for you an option?

That's my next move if it doesn't stop by tomorrow.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

336 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

There was a time a few years back I thought about working for the State Prison system as a Dentist. I know some Military Dentists that do, and it is kinda a sweet gig.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:01 PM (85Gof)

337 French jets flyover in Normandy, in formation, contrailing red white and blue smoke.

Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Posted by: Redenzo at June 06, 2020 07:01 PM (E7vND)

338 Is the Mae West ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (zr5Kq)

339 Good luck on finding him a hobby.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (UPF6H)



I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (lwiT4)

340 So fxe4 is forced. That's what I missed.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (AHq56)


Yes. Protects the pawn on g5 AND threatens mate.

And move that does two things at once is usually a good one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (e0p0c)

341 Everyone is bending the knee
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU

Not me. Not me ever

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (85Gof)

342 337 French jets flyover in Normandy, in formation, contrailing red white and blue smoke.

Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Let's celebrate here in the US with anti- American marches!

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (Zmnko)

343 I feels there is serious, pent up demand for sanity. But no leader.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (zr5Kq)

344 327 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


Sorry, no disrespect, but not at his age don't you think ? And how much does he know about the ghetto ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

345 Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Let's celebrate here in the US with anti- American marches!
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (Zmnko)

Gives me a heavy heart.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (85Gof)

346 314
grammie as a life long hobbyist I think he needs to find one, you might
be able to help direct him to find one but to turn out well it must be
his decision.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (6f16T)


Don't take up baking, unless you have a few pounds to spare.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (ofIwF)

347 I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.
Posted by: grammie winger

Or sign him into a slow boat to China.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (+y/Ru)

348 I don't get the Kate fascination.
She always looks low rent to me.
May I say as a MA resident, "Charlie Baker sucks dog dicks."



Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Finger at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (a1s18)

349 Gives me a heavy heart.

Breaks mine too

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (Zmnko)

350 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)


Start your own ministry for shut-ins of the non criminal kind? Work with an established hospice as a chaplain?

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (LPnfS)

351 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)


In happier news, my church is reopening for a full service tomorrow, as the county swings into "Phase II" of the reopening schedule. Before, we had to do two little services, but now we can do one big one, just like we did in the Before Times.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (e0p0c)

352 350 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)

Start your own ministry for shut-ins of the non criminal kind? Work with an established hospice as a chaplain?
Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (LPnfS)

There's always televangelism.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

353
Has anybody covered the fake teargas story? Liberal Hivemind had some video that caught it, but he didn't mention it.
Or am I way behind, as usual?

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (9tU8U)

354 Insom - he's done prison ministry before, although it's been many many years. He also has experience with special needs kids. Maybe he could be a substitute teacher. Don't worry - I'll be sure to find him something!

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (lwiT4)

355 Insom bringing the funny today!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (dUJdY)

356 341 Everyone is bending the knee
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU


no they are not

at best, unscientific data

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (JgrP5)

357 Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.
Posted by: Redenzo


Those are also the national colors of the French flag, the French tri-color.

I think they are doing it for that reason.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

358 Donating money to the NAACP is like flushing money down the toilet

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (Zmnko)

359 What about ministering to the military ? Law Enforcement ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (zr5Kq)

360 grammie, he could go walter white and start a meth lab

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (WwTwF)

361 Insom - televangelism is out. He looks horrible in eyeliner.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (lwiT4)

362 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


I did a bit of work with some cons and ex-cons a while back. It was the most frustrating, depressing task I ever tried to do, and I sucked real bad at it. Should the Rev go that route, I hope he's way better at it than me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (e0p0c)

363 I know hospitals have chaplains. I am full of ideas ! Just ask me !

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (zr5Kq)

364 361 Insom - televangelism is out. He looks horrible in eyeliner.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (lwiT4)

That you state this as a known fact is disturbing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (NWiLs)

365 Donald has a grimace on his face also.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (UAOfD)

Change that to

"Ronald has a Grimace on his face"

and you've got a whole new meaning.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (CAJOC)

366 341; it's like a flu shot, probably won't work, but if someone accostsvyou about it, you'll do it to keep your job

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (ONvIw)

367 grammie, he could go walter white and start a meth lab
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (WwTwF)


Call Saul !!! For all of your Road to Damascus needs ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (LPnfS)

368 runner - military has their own chaplains, but police officers might be a possibility. One pastor he knew used to be the chaplain for the New York Jets. Maybe he could do something like that

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (lwiT4)

369
he's done prison ministry before, although it's been many many years. He also has experience with special needs kids.

--------

I have a job for him, once I finish incarcerating all Congressmen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (tDHKc)

370 oh oh oh I know!
bartender!
it's a lot like ministering, in its own way

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (WwTwF)

371
I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.
Posted by: grammie winger at J

lol *smootches*

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:09 PM (UPF6H)

372 Beginner:
bf6+ knight takes bishop
rf8+ knight to g8r takes knight at g8 mate

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 07:09 PM (r8gGP)

373 @ grammie winger

hmmmm

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (zr5Kq)

374 oh oh oh I know!
bartender!
it's a lot like ministering, in its own way


Scotch and soda holy water, please ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (LPnfS)

375 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (tDHKc)



How is your wee one doing?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (lwiT4)

376 The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States.

--------

Maybe he just went full Scrooge McDuck.

You never go full Scrooge McDuck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (kVr0X)

377 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (e0p0c)

Congratulations!.

We are having a service behind the church where "in the day" they used to have revival services. It's the next step to actually getting IN the church

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (+eVzC)

378

Korea Girl sandwich! I'll bring the meat...

Posted by: Ped Xing at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (tf+I0)

379 The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States.

Maybe he dropped a quarter

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (0xU82)

380 Oy.

back out to the chores ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:12 PM (LPnfS)

381 Love the historical dresses.

Kate looks good in green, but I don't love that fabric.

What a great summer dress FLOTUS has on!

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:12 PM (kIHih)

382 A man identifying himself as Ace Burns delivered an ominous threat to New Yorkers Saturday during a live interview on Fox News, warning that protesters could set fire to Manhattans storied Diamond District if New York leaders don't meet their demands.

Becauses, no doubt, JOOOOS

Anyone gonna arrest this fine gentle giant trying to improve his life for making terrorist threats?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (85Gof)

383 All these businesses, celebs, fools and douche bags donating money to the BM's of the world will make not one bit of difference.

The money will be wasted, the promises of "change" forgotten and 20 years from now some rapper/country artist/femdom will be rapping about ridin dirty.

One big circle jerk.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (Z+IKu)

384 The money will be wasted, the promises of "change" forgotten and 20 years from now some rapper/country artist/femdom will be rapping about ridin dirty.

One big circle jerk.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (Z+IKu)

---------

A circle jerk and Bentleys. Mostly Bentleys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (kVr0X)

385 No.

Posted by: good goy at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (GJNDp)

386 They are looking to take out the White House.

And why wouldn't they think that's a reasonable possibility when every time they've marched and demanded something else be torn down to appease them, it was done?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahrjxym

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (kOpft)

387 (GJNDp)


?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (lwiT4)

388 Posted by: good goy at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (GJNDp)

Fuck you asshole.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (85Gof)

389 The Japanese girl is very cute.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (HEosa)

390 Oops. Looks like someone is dropping the dime on them sneaky Jooos upthread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (kVr0X)

391 protester demands end to killings ... and some p*ssy

https://youtu.be/3E1vnknFdEY

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (WwTwF)

392 Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

393 I really hope so because all I'm seeing is a lot of virtue signaling nitwits showing that they are down with the cause. Posted by: TheQuietMan

Yep. I thought Naperville getting trashed would wake them up. But no. Since then, protests in Lake Forest and Buffalo Grove--all virtue signaling.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (tkNkP)

394 somebody wants tonsils removed with a hot poker

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (zr5Kq)

395 They're protesting in Lake Forest?? I thought they had people for that.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (lwiT4)

396 Any estimate on crowd size yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

397 Oh my, we have a strutting Dumbkopffuhrer visiting?

He should join Widestance Pepe somewhere, they can argue over Who's White During the Struggle, or something.


Meanwhile, what did I miss? Is DC burning? Anywhere else? Did Floyd's body fall out of the casket, a la Khomeini, when the Ghanaian funeral dancers tossed it around over-head? Or did I dream that part?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:21 PM (El6T/)

398 396 Any estimate on crowd size yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

in btwn Don'r care and don't give a shit

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:21 PM (JgrP5)

399 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)

400 OAN said 20 policeman have been shot in the last week

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (6f16T)

401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (hKLpI)

402 216 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

https://t.co/gy3bFTrPzY
Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:23 PM (kIHih)

403 How Tucker Carlson ought to interview a BLM spokes person.
Tucker: "Welcome to the program, Sir. I agree with you that Black Lives Matter. Please tell our audience what other lives matter."

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 07:23 PM (r8gGP)

404 401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (hKLpI)

the good guys

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (JgrP5)

405 OAN said 20 policeman have been shot in the last week

==

But it was for a good cause !

-BLM

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)

406 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)



I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)

407 How about #1
B - f6+, N x f6;
R - a8+, N - g8
R x g8 #
Posted by: Skip


The second move has to be with the other rook (Rg, otherwise black can interpose the queen first, and stretch things out for another turn.

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (P1f+c)

408 401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)


Hmm, I guess I will keep dad's last set of clubs. I have bats too.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (UPF6H)

409 Any estimate on crowd size yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

--------

The Park Service and the BLM organizers have settled on a compromise estimate since they couldn't agree on the actual count.

Officially there are a shitload of mourners in attendance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (kVr0X)

410 Japanese girls seem to specialize in being cute and adorable. I'm sure it's just an illusion but it's a good one.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:25 PM (HEosa)

411 Didja see Nursing Home Andy taking a victory lap?

Andrew Cuomo@NYGovCuomo
We did the impossible.

On Monday NYC will open phase one.

We didn't just flatten the curve - we crushed it. #NYTough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

412 Was flipping through the cable news, didn't see DC live, mostly talking heads

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:26 PM (6f16T)

413 I have been unfollowing most of my craft IG and YouTubers because of this BLM/antifa BS. These are wine moms who crochet. or needlework or watercolor or review cozy mysteries who seem to think that I give 2 shits about their politics. These women have children and just talk about crafting or books are suddenly down with the black man. Some aren't even in the US. Trashing Trump and conservatives like we sacrifice blacks for dinner.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (x6O5L)

414 Think the Fishtown/Phila baseball bats and golf club thing was a few days ago. I read that Phila PD - somebody - initially gave their blessing, then later some brass denounced it.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (El6T/)

415 Yep.
I thought Naperville getting trashed would wake them up. But no.
Since then, protests in Lake Forest and Buffalo Grove--all virtue
signaling.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (tkNkP)


According to the Naperville police twitter, 200 people marched yesterday but they weren't all locals. Cops got wise to 30 in the crowd who were there to do more than virtue signal and made 2 arrests. It's a pity the mayhem didn't start in the middle of the wine moms virtue signaling. I would have paid to see that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (EZlRU)

416 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.
AND, extra special hotness: the organizing entity can SEE WHO donated, EVEN if you do it anonymously -- so we're forced, contra NYS labor laws [insert joke here] to contribute $$$ to our enemies, or go on the Maoist Shit list. Forever labeled as white supremacists.

We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)

417 ANTIFA cancelled their protest in Placerville, CA today when the Hell's Angels said they would be meeting them there


https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:28 PM (WwTwF)

418 > Think the Fishtown/Phila baseball bats and golf club thing was a few days ago.

You're right, so it was. I just saw it in my new Twatter feed for some reason.

I'm guessing that Fishtown was not looted and burned.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (hKLpI)

419 I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)


Emo Phillips joke about the Chicago northshore burbs. There was a blackout in Lake Forest (pause) but the police showed up and asked him to leave

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (EZlRU)

420 I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)

Hispanics/Latinos.

I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (zr5Kq)

421 this is all going to be turned back to the blue cities.

and eventually, they will tire of it

this bullshit has no core

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (JgrP5)

422 > Hmm, I guess I will keep dad's last set of clubs. I have bats too.

I remember during the bad riots in the UK about 15-20 years ago that Brits developed a sudden and unaccountable fascination with baseball. As I recall, baseball bats made the top ten best-selling items on amazon.co.uk.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (hKLpI)

423
392 Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

---

That would provide the Left with an incident they would use for propaganda, for the next hundred years.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (t5m5e)

424
Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the
street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful
protestors" out of their area.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)



People in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago were in front of their homes and businesses with bats and pipes to protect them. Lightfoot said she wouldn't not stand for any vigilantism. Rioting and looting - yes. Protecting your home or business - no

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (EZlRU)

425 Yup, retired in 2014 to coach.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (ONvIw)

426 On a lighter note: Johnny Carson with talking Myna
Bird. There are actually two different clips spliced together, but the one that stops around 1:54 is the best one:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)

427 NY didn't crush any curves, doubtful they affected any curves. If any lives were "saved", it's impossible to say, since the entire purpose of "curve flattening" was the *timing* of acute cases, not reducing the total number thru the course of the epidemic - only "saved" lives would have been from those directly attributable to no access to acute care. No instances known. And NYC was the only place that even came close to maxing out, most places delivered body blows to hospitals and medicine generally by emptying them and watching them sit unused.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (El6T/)

428 416 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.

******
Beverly, how are you? I was thinking about you the other night. Hopefully things have calmed down in your area.

Your work expecting you to contribute to any cause is just wrong.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (kIHih)

429 *where is everybody ? feels walls ...

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (zr5Kq)

430 Did the comments go boom while I was gone?

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)

431 Solutions up, TJM's movie thread presumably will be up later.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (e0p0c)

432 Guess not.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)

433 417 ANTIFA cancelled their protest in Placerville, CA today when the Hell's Angels said they would be meeting them there


https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137
Posted by: vmom 2020



That's just,,,I don't know. Heinlein's Crazy Years meets Interesting Times?

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (HEosa)

434 430 Did the comments go boom while I was gone?
Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)


Just a glitch in the Matrix. Pay it no mind.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (e0p0c)

435 I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (zr5Kq)

since the malls and movie theaters are closed

the parents see this as an answer to baby sitting

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (JgrP5)

436 https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:28 PM (WwTwF)

I'd love to think they were in DC, but alas.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (ONvIw)

437 The Other McCain has an article up about the Protesting for BLM is the new religion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:34 PM (+eVzC)

438 426 On a lighter note: Johnny Carson with talking Myna
Bird. There are actually two different clips spliced together, but the one that stops around 1:54 is the best one:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)


Hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (e0p0c)

439 We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.
Posted by: Beverly

Just put in $0.01, it will cost them more to process it and you'll make the 'good employee' list.


Start looking for another place to work, though.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (VcFUs)

440 REDACTED, you are right. As soon as mall and movie theaters open it will overtake current zest for protest.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (zr5Kq)

441 Seeing all these idiots (mostly younger) wearing masks (anywhere, but especially outside), "protesting" without having the slightest familiarity with the facts and merits of what they think they're "protesting", I'm provisionally writing the country off.

The emptiness of their minds and the olympian scale of their arrogance and moral narcissism, rightly compared to Maoist yute during the Cultural Revolution.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (El6T/)

442
Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

---

That would provide the Left with an incident they would use for propaganda, for the next hundred years.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (aKsyK)

443 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)

I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions. Posted by: grammie winger

Halas Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest. Lake Foresters just making sure the players know their issues are understood. They did board up the windows in their small business district in advance though (perhaps sending a somewhat contradictory message) but from what I understand the protest was very peaceful and virtue-signally.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (tkNkP)

444 Donald smirking at freshly burned press.
Melania planning to actually burn press.

Posted by: DaveA at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (FhXTo)

445 Wuhan flu cases are skyrocketing in Seattle again. Hmmm. Almost as if having thousands of rioters, errr I mean peaceful protestors together for a week is not safe social distancing. Im sure it will be blamed on Trump though.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (8gRYD)

446 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (aKsyK)

Well only if they put up a handicapped ramp for them to get up onto the stage

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (85Gof)

447 https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)
Hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (e0p0c)


I actually remember seeing the "ha ha ha" clip when it originally aired.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (e0p0c)

448 Anyone gonna arrest this fine gentle giant trying to improve his life for making terrorist threats?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (85Gof)

No they're gonna lick his balls...Wilhelm will do it, unless he prefers the crazy daughter.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (ONvIw)

449 > A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

> Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

> Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

I've been trolling the shit out of Twatter communists by pointing out that he was a brave Hispanic man, likely of indigenous descent, who was merely defending his homeland against would-be white colonizers.

As that evil fuck Alinsky said, make them live up to their own rulebook.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (hKLpI)

450 We are swimming in a sea of lies and collaboration.

East Germany had nothing on us.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

451 I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM

After the protest they're going to gather at Olivia and Madison's house (it's closest) for some White Claws.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (kIHih)

452 My church is meeting tomorrow-maximum 40 people and social Distancing. I'm not sure if we're allowed to sing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)

453 Some of the faculty at GWU Law, my old school, has tried unsuccessfully to take back an honorary degree the school gave to AG Bill Barr.

The school regularly importunes me to leave a bequest to them in my will.

I would very much like to replay as to how many fucks I do not give about a "woke" law school.

Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (AD32I)

454 What Beverly described is the most alien, infuriating, and outrageous element - of many - of the Idiot Gleichschaltung now apparently swamping the country.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (El6T/)

455 Halas Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest.


They have a very nice obstetrics hospital there too, that's where all my grandchildren were born.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (lwiT4)

456 Halas
Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest. Lake Foresters just
making sure the players know their issues are understood.
They did board up the windows in their small business district in
advance though (perhaps sending a somewhat contradictory message) but
from what I understand the protest was very peaceful and
virtue-signally.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (tkNkP)


The protest was invitation only

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (EZlRU)

457 I saw Sea of Lies open for Seal at the Thunderdome back in 2000.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (zr5Kq)

458 Bongino report - 17 people have lost their lives so far in these protests/ looting, but only St George's counts.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (6f16T)

459 > The protest was invitation only

Probably had valet parking and a rope-line with bouncers to keep the riff-raff out.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (hKLpI)

460 My church is meeting tomorrow-maximum 40 people and social Distancing. I'm not sure if we're allowed to sing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)



Probably not.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (lwiT4)

461 The school regularly importunes me to leave a bequest to them in my will.

I would very much like to replay as to how many fucks I do not give about a "woke" law school.
Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (AD32I)

I get similar requests "don't you want to help students?"
I say "fuck no, leave me alone, the little bastards can take out loans" . It doesn't work.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (ONvIw)

462 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.
AND,
extra special hotness: the organizing entity can SEE WHO donated, EVEN
if you do it anonymously -- so we're forced, contra NYS labor laws
[insert joke here] to contribute $$$ to our enemies, or go on the Maoist
Shit list. Forever labeled as white supremacists.

We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.


Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)


Truly Soviet.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (EZlRU)

463 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

> Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

> Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

I've been trolling the shit out of Twatter communists by pointing out that he was a brave Hispanic man, likely of indigenous descent, who was merely defending his homeland against would-be white colonizers.

As that evil fuck Alinsky said, make them live up to their own rulebook.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (hKLpI)


Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Figures.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (NiXyF)

464 Probably not.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (lwiT4)

Tell them you're singing hymns in honor of St George and they'll come join you. Call every service a memorial

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:42 PM (ONvIw)

465 458 Bongino report - 17 people have lost their lives so far in these protests/ looting, but only St George's counts.
Posted by: Skip



Once his usefulness has been completed and he's finally buried into the ground, that family will be Cindy Sheehan'd. The Needs of the Revolution will move on.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:42 PM (HEosa)

466 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

467 > Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Someone (Tom Servo, I think) is familiar with the area and says he's probably related to half the town. Not likely anything serious will happen to him.

But if someone hears of a bail or defense fund, please do post it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (hKLpI)

468 I miss Johnny Carson.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (UPF6H)

469 We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)

Truly Soviet.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (EZlRU)


Companies use the same trick to coerce "voluntary" "donations" to United Way.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (NiXyF)

470 466 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.
Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)

471 "Skyrocketing" cases of C-19 aren't of any consequence, if the "protesters" aren't elderly and/or medically compromised. The IFR is almost surely vastly over-estimated at twice influenza (0.10 vs 0.26), and the more confirmed cases, the clearer that will be.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:44 PM (El6T/)

472
Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Figures.
Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (

The police: we're receiving no support and being left twisting in the wind by everyone while thugs run loose

Also the police:

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (wt2Wd)

473 Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?




Someone should have yelled, We did. But they've been defunded

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (EZlRU)

474 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)

475 Skyrocketing!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (EgshT)

476 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)

All I know is that the old fuck was a professional rabble rouser and well known to the Police. And he did not follow orders to withdraw and reached out to touch the police. He got what he deserved

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (85Gof)

477 > It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions.

I've seen no confirmation, but he was clearly doing something hinky down around the cop's belt area.

All the cop has to say is "I thought he was going for my gun", which may well be what he DID think.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (hKLpI)

478 IMHO

for every person that is protesting

two Trump voters are created (or saved)

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (JgrP5)

479 We're back in business!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (EgshT)

480 What? No celebrations here over Biden clinching the Dem nomination this week?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (El6T/)

481 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (zr5Kq)

482 Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)

We social distanced last week and we were certainly going to sing on Pentecost Sunday. We don't have a choir. It might be a problem with a choir but if you're sitting six feet apart it's ridiculous not to sing, IMO, but I'm not a Dr. We have to sing ""Holy Holy Holy" on Trinity Sunday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (+eVzC)

483 481 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (zr5Kq)


kinda high for a vampire

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (JgrP5)

484 Buffalo old guy looked like he took the fall

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (9TdxA)

485 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?

We'd better be sure. Roll up that sleeve.

Posted by: The Fauci-Gates Consortium at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (EgshT)

486 temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020

If Fahrenheit, yes.

If Celcius... I call dibs on runner's gun collection.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (wt2Wd)

487 Minneapolis Mayor Freybrain apparently went out to rap with the "protestors", "hang wid' his homies", as it were.

Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (hKLpI)

488 Lawrence of Arabia coming up on TCM

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (9TdxA)

489 Yeah, I'll only step up on the platform as presiding judge at this drum-head tribunal to agree that the old guy is entirely responsible for his problems, as he was ignoring repeated legitimate normal police direction to clear the way during a large street-sweep operation.

I was just wondering about the "scanning" speculation, if it had received substantial confirmation from any source.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (El6T/)

490 74 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
****

If you look closely at the video, the old guy walks toward a cop and passes what looks like a cell phone over and along the cop's arm, where I *think* his radio is attached. So he may have been trying to capture the frequency the police were using to communicate.

I also think the guy's age led directly to his falling backward. It's very common for geezers (I am one) to have poor balance.

In any case what happened doesn't rise to a firing offense.

Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (AD32I)

491 Just remember that for every person that is the street, like in NYC

there are hundreds that are not, maybe thousands

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (JgrP5)

492
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.
One of these, er, gentlemen just asked my B-I-L to take his equipment from a LA warehouse and bring it to Bakersfield for safekeeping. Guess the libtard.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (a1s18)

493 Lawrence of Arabia coming up on TCM
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (9TdxA)

Yup. Decent movie and will kill the rest of the evening. Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (85Gof)

494 If Fahrenheit, yes.

If Celcius... I call dibs on runner's gun collection.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (wt2Wd)



Of course it's Fahrenheit. I am not a commie.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (zr5Kq)

495 Bride of Frankenstein coming up on Sven

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (VNfwt)

496 > One of these, er, gentlemen just asked my B-I-L to take his equipment from a LA warehouse and bring it to Bakersfield

What, out there in White Supremacist Jesusland?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (hKLpI)

497 The Purge coming up in DC

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (wt2Wd)

498 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)


I don't know about confirmed, but he definitely was holding up a cell phone to two different officers' comm equipment . . . a third cop came up from behind the first two and he's the one who started pushing the guy back.

I speculate that the third cop saw that the guy was trying to electonically scan the first two cops and decided that was a bad thing to do.

Also, isn't it just a tad interesting that the entire 70+ of the Buffalo swat team all resigned in support of the cops in the incident?

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (NiXyF)

499 Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.



Figures.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (



The police: we're receiving no support and being left twisting in the wind by everyone while thugs run loose



Also the police:

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (wt2Wd)

+1

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (kOpft)

500 And I like the "Greetings From Japan" picture. Very pretty Spring like Kimono.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (+eVzC)

501 Ignoramus - you mean he "took a fall" as in a faked fight? Looks like he might have, but if true, clearly miscalculated his athletic ability.

Lawrence of Arabia is a movie that needs a giant screen and excellent sound. One of the few DVDs I own.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (El6T/)

502 Prometheus coming up on Nickelodeon. Wait, what?

Posted by: The Fauci-Gates Consortium at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (EgshT)

503 Floyd family will get a settlement north of $10 million. Garner family got $6 million.

Why their lawyer is pushing for Murder One, to drive up the settlement

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (9TdxA)

504
I'd bet on Young first, then Crosby.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (DCVgi)

505 So Buffalo old guy probably took one for the team

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (6f16T)

506 Mmmm, Japan.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:54 PM (El6T/)

507 What, out there in White Supremacist Jesusland?

Funny shit! NIMBY musician say what?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:54 PM (a1s18)

508
My temp is usually in the 97s.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:55 PM (tDHKc)

509 Buffalo old man was hardly pushed. His reaction backwards looks exaggerated. Then he couldn't control it

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:55 PM (9TdxA)

510 "Lawrence of Arabia is a movie that needs a giant screen and excellent sound. One of the few DVDs I own."

Yeah, that didn't flow very well.

Actually meant to try to see it on a big screen up in LA back in September, but forgot. There's a company that screens the classics in theaters occasionally.

But since big screens are mostly gone, I'm OK for seeing it now and then at home.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:56 PM (El6T/)

511 503 Floyd family will get a settlement north of $10 million. Garner family got $6 million.


They're already pushing each other out of the way to get to the mike to claim their share...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (El6T/)

513 That video of Mayor Frey with those hoodlums is something. Go find it and watch.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (xPl2J)

514 My temp is always 103

dee dee dum dee

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (JgrP5)

515 512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.

Car runs over them they won't be breathing

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

516 I'd bet on Young first,
Hannah, what do we have for our winner tonight?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (a1s18)

517 > Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.

https://tinyurl.com/freybrain

I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

518 "Say Black lives matter
Say Black lives matter
Say Black lives matter

We're not here for ourselves
We're here for our ancestors

[And reparations money]

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (Fk2WS)

519 512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (El6T/)

Run them over.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (NWiLs)

520 They're already pushing each other out of the way to get to the mike to claim their share...
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

If they are pushing people out of the way, then my money is on the mother of his daughter....Have you seen the arms on that women? They are bigger than an nfl lineman's thighs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (85Gof)

521
Hannah, what do we have for our winner tonight?

Woohoo!

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers

Uh oh....

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (DCVgi)

522 > We're not here for ourselves
> We're here for our ancestors

> [And reparations money]

And new iMacs.
And big-screen TVs
And Louis Vuitton handbags

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (hKLpI)

523
I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

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Wut a fag

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (tDHKc)

524 NOOD Alexander

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (zr5Kq)

525 Want to understand why there are so many people rioting and protesting? OK, half the country has an IQ below average.

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (r8gGP)

526

Kimono my house

https://tinyurl.com/y8cmf7o8

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 08:01 PM (aKsyK)

527 Wondering if I'll watch Gutfeld tonight, if it's on. Am not in the mood for Tyrus.

Could put on Band of Brothers, being D-Day and all.

That old man in Buffalo fell over like he was the Bills defense in a Super Bowl.

So is it 40 days of mourning and penance for St George? Do we get to celebrate Independence Day this year?

Oh, and Judit's kind of cute but I try to steer clear of Judiths.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (DY3v8)

528 Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.



https://tinyurl.com/freybrain



I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all
heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's
Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

And that's what you get soy boy for trying to appease the mob. The mob still hates you no matter what

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (EZlRU)

529 https://tinyurl.com/y9pbh5r2

Conservative Treehouse post about the Buffalo incident.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (NiXyF)

530 He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)


Did he live?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Fk2WS)

531 WOW--it gets even better. Not only was Grandpa Antifa wiretapping the police, HE WAS WEARING A HOLLYWOOD STUNT BLOOD BAG.

You can easily see the tubes on his mask. Pure Theater. Check it out--Posobeic.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Ndje9)

532
Very late to HQ for me.

I went to bed late, but after reading Krak's 6am post. I bitched, but it was the beer talking.

Woke up late, did a few hours of basic chores, and read JJ's response from NYC, which is unfortunately close to mine, living in a suburb south of Seattle.

I get both perspectives. As an actual Seattleite, born in the city in the 50's, I have seen this area go from a very blue collar area, albeit fiercely independent, to a Blue-Hive buzzing center in the populous area of WA. WA state has such an abundance of incredible geography, more than a single soul could ever experience in a single lifetime.

I'm not moving.

I saw JJ quote "someone from Seattle say they were born here and they are not leaving". Hey! JJ is talking about ME! I've gone on some giant rants about not leaving! Oh, wait. Not me, it's nurse rached, I realized in a few seconds. But that's ok, she is the unofficial CEO of the PacNW Morons. Oregon Muse is our unofficial Chairman of the Board. I like our leaders.

Oh yeah, leaders. Real leaders are elected. And the left coast states are all blue now, with mostly red in the countrysides. But look under the covers, peel back a couple of layers of onion, and what you will find is a corrupt voting system that keeps them in place.

The voting system has been corrupted. Motor Voter states are Blue states for a reason. I saw it with my own eyes when I renewed my driver's license a few years ago.

Everyone who gets a new driver's license gets a card to fill out, check a single box saying they are able to vote, and *BOOM!* you're registered to vote. Even the Latino guys in their '40's that can't speak a single word of English, and need their daughter to translate with the clerk.

It's THAT easy. Another non-citizen added to the voting rolls.

And this corruption has been going on since the early to mid 90's. At first, the non-citizens were slow to do it, fearing to be deported. But after a full generation of NOBODY being deported, countless thousands are now stepping right up and stealing citizen rights.

And the Blues want this, it is how they have gained power.

More proof of this was in Colorado in 2016. Lots of non-citizens have transitioned from California and south of the border. A few days after Trump won, there were something like 4,000 registered, seasoned (previously voted in an election) who DE-REGISTERED!

That has never happened before. Anywhere. Why? Because on a few of Trump's rants in the campaign, he said he would root them out of the rolls, and my speculation is that they were not citizens and did not want to be deported.

They may not be citizens and want a say it what is going on (they probably have good jobs, families, and pay lots of taxes, too) and since no government official is stopping their friends who have been voting for years, they have jumped on this train, too.

How to fix this? Well, the state election boards are so totally corrupt, or ignore this completely, like the Repub Secretary of State in WA. She is compliant to the corruption, even though she swears she is pure as a newborn baby. In other words, there is no force to stop the voter roll corruption.

So, a Federal law must be passed that says voter rolls are so corrupt that they need to be thrown out, and if your state wants to count for FEDERAL elections, you must certify each voter is indeed a US citizen.

This is actually easier than you would think. Anyone born after WWII is at least 75. Every birth is registered, and that data is online. Every naturalized citizen was made one by a federal court action, and there is a docket number for that, too.

If someone is 91, and somehow their birth certificate wasn't registered, either spend some extra resources to find it, or heck, there are so few people over 75 in our population today, just give them a pass.

Until YOUR state has done this, none of your votes will count in the Presidential race. I would add Reps and Senate positions, but President directly affects everyone.

The Left would scream. I don't care. The alternative for both left and right is much worse.


And watch the Left coast states turn beet red overnight.

I'm sure by now I have willowed myself.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (sy5kK)

533 Judit's sisters are also world class chess players.


Their father is a lunatic who wrote a book "How to Raise Perfect Children".

The first time I met Judit, her father insisted on a linguistic challenge.

I held my own until Esperanto. Judit spoke and I did not.

Posted by: Miklos, former chess tournament organizer at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (QzkSJ)

534 I'm seriously getting pissed off.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (3H9h1)

535 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (EgshT)

536 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Remnants of American Civic Culture at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM (El6T/)

537 If that claim about the Buffalo old dude is correct, boy howdy. Don't see how there could be any doubt - wasn't he hospitalized? Weren't there medical bulletins?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (El6T/)

538 From CT:

"charged with second degree assault after they shoved a 75-year-old peace activist to the ground Thursday causing him to crack his head open on the sidewalk, "


More correctly, procedure would be to grab him, turn him around, cuff him, and arrest him.
And seize the devices as evidence.

What they did is like the same dumb crap that Chauvin did.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (Fk2WS)

539 My echo can't breath

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 08:18 PM (JgrP5)

540 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.
Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)


He got DRT?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (1g7ch)

541 Not be left out, the sad plummeting husk of the UK today featured vandalism of the Churchill monument (D-Day), and a woman cop seriously injured when idiots threw bricks at her horse, spooking it, resulting in her bashing her head into a traffic light.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (El6T/)

542 https://tinyurl.com/y9pbh5r2

Conservative Treehouse post about the Buffalo incident.
Posted by: filbert

Cernovich was right. Police need to take a 2 to 3 day holiday/sickout. Sorry LCD , but F the blue cities. Just make sure if you live in one that you're locked and loaded.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:38 PM (rfDSa)

543 Oh - monument to Abe Lincoln in London also vandalized.

Nice.

I've been hoping against hope some kook would chisel out the MLK monument near the Capitol - it would be an entirely appropriate gesture for these people who completely reject every element of MLK's philosophy (the "protesters").

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:40 PM (El6T/)

544 What they did is like the same dumb crap that Chauvin did.
Posted by: Braenyard

It's called the heat of the moment and having been on the job, at a high level of stress , for a significant number of days. So no , it isn't the same shit as Chauvin.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (rfDSa)

545 BLM "leader" today on live TV threatened to burn down the Diamond District (= joooos) unless idiot governor and idiot mayor of NY/NYC do something they're demanding.

I imagine the ADL is too busy beclowning themselves with efforts to show how down with the racist-authoritarian cause they are to notice.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (El6T/)

546 BLM "leader" today on live TV threatened to burn down the Diamond District (= joooos) unless idiot governor and idiot mayor of NY/NYC do something they're demanding.

I imagine the ADL is too busy beclowning themselves with efforts to show how down with the racist-authoritarian cause they are to notice.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (El6T/)



Is BLM officially a terrorist organization yet?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (1g7ch)

547 And continuing my roll.

For days I've chided the NFL for not being as stupidly racist and so publicly in love with genocidal tyranny (Chinese regime) as the NBA.

Of course the NFL unlike the NBA is not really a global "brand".

But they've answered my challenge. Denver Broncos announce "If you ain't with us, you against us" - clearly in support of whatever the hell it is the racist airheads in the streets claim to believe they want. Oh - "change".

The twitter comments are hilarious, and acid.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:56 PM (El6T/)

548 It's called the heat of the moment and having been on the job, at a high level of stress , for a significant number of days. So no , it isn't the same shit as Chauvin.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (rfDSa)


They were standing there. There was no heat of the moment. They didn't follow procedure.
Instead of making a solid arrest
they cracked a head.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (Fk2WS)

549 Just saw a clip of the Minneapolis mayor whelp doing the walk of shame. He is not sufficiently down with the struggle.

自我批判

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 09:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

550 Checked 3 DC feeds at periscope. A band playing on one and people milling around on the other two.

It doesn't look like they are going to attempt to burn the house down.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (Fk2WS)

551 Eris, everyone on "right side" twitter is celebrating and mocking this thing with the child mayor of Mpls.

I suppose because most of those people, though far less stupid, ignorant, alien in their values, or racist, like "liberal" dimwits with a public profile, really don't know how to do much except through rhetorical bricks.

I am not laughing a bit.

Not because maoist Gleichschaltung ("it's global, it's diverse!") will prevail. It won't. But that it has *any* presence, traction, at all in the US, anywhere, is sickening.

Many will harp on the electoral backlash that *seems* likely. Thing one. Obama was nominated and actually elected twice - there IS no bottom on American political degradation, not any more. Thing two. Even in the likely event Trump is re-elected, so what: these people these hollow and collapsed institutions, these forgotten/rejected/slandered civic values and traditions are clearly just gone for an enormous part of the country.

There will be drinking tonight!

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (El6T/)

552 Braenyard everything I saw had "street party vibe" lovingly applied as a description (DC events). (vomit)

Oh - and the idiot DC govt. has renamed some street near the WH "Black Lives Matter Place" or something.

The mind is beyond boggling.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 09:23 PM (El6T/)

553 If only I'd bought that pint of ice cream.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Fk2WS)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Hello Morons. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a load off and enjoy the world of animals.

While we are enjoying the world of animals, let's leave the news and current events outside the front door.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.



(H/T Miley)

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Meet The PetMorons


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Kneel before the cute.

Picked him up yesterday in Mississippi (also did the Faulkner gravesite and Rowan Oak residence visit--just the grounds, entry not permitted). Heading back today. Canis Zod Sr. is unaware that she's about to have a little brother to boss around.

Carpe Canis--Seize The Dog!

Who walks on paws observes the laws
of rowdy play and dog-romp folly--
Beagle, mutt, or thin-faced collie
To every canine comes the rule:
Don't snap, don't jump, don't act the fool--

'Mongst other dogs who are your betters.
Whose owners long have used the letters
AKC to their canines ascribe
A higher class of the dog-tribe.

Nose-to-tail is the doggish grace
(not so unlike the human race);
To ken your kin and to be known.
By smelling hinds and licking faces
The dog observes its doggish graces
Their own dog-whistle, their own dog-phone:
"I'll please mind yours, please mind my own."

For us, the owners of said hounds,
As duly, daily we make the rounds
Bagging their leavings, keeping vigil
At the slightly-smelly unkempt dog-temple:

'Tis clear to him who is observant--
Who is the master, and who the servant.

Paul

Cute puppeh. How is the home life? Shoes and furniture still all in one piece? The joys of cuteness bring much responsibility. We appreciate your submission today.

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My sister-inlaw managed to get a decent picture of Annie Apple “helping” with removal of wind debris. It happened to be on the 90 day mark of Annie’s life. Now if I could get Annie to bring the sticks to a burn pile this might be a money maker. Annie however thinks all the sticks are her chew toys. Is there such thing as a beaver Rottweiler mix? - Big V

Look at those adorable eyes. Those eyes say "I'm a big helper Big V." I believe you have the first Beavweiler mix.

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Here are some pics of my pals Django Sunshine , older dog that just passed,and Gibson younger dog passed in oct '19. Gibson was named by breeder after the drink. I liked the name because I love Gibson guitars that have a big full tone, so it fit - Matt

Well those two dogs certainly appeared to have been the best of friends. So sorry to hear they have passed. It must be awfully quiet around the house. Thanks for sharing.

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This is Dutchess, our hard-luck 4-year-old Borzoi girl, in her exercise pen.

She's had nothing but troubles all her life. She developed epilepsy at 18 months, was bitten by a water moccasin, had a urinary tract infection, got bromine poisoning from her medication that made her a near vegetable and most recently broke her hock, requiring 12 weeks of confinement.

For all this, she's a bright, merry little girl. She asks for nothing except a little affection (and her dinner at 7:00). And anything she gets she returns tenfold. There's a lesson there for us bipeds. - Hadrian the Seventh

Wow, Duchess has had a string of bad luck, but clearly is loved by you folks. A beautiful animal with the disposition to match. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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Hello there,

I live in North Texas, where it is not uncommon to spot bobcats out and about in residential neighborhoods. They usually come out under the cover of darkness, but not always. For example, this afternoon I was out walking my dog (who has an unusual respect for felines), and I spotted this beautiful kitty. He was a big boy - about twice the size of my pup, that weighs 16 lbs. The kitty was lounging under the tree, watching something above him (possibly a nest or some squirrels). He let me come up within about 6 feet of him and I was lucky enough to take a bunch of pictures of him with my phone.

I realize that this is a pet thread, and this is technically not a pet, but I did name him Bob (great name for a bobcat) and he was just lovely.

Thank you,
Mimi S (longtime lurker).

Yes, the thread is called the Pet Thread. But, we celebrate all animals including the wild ones that may visit your neighborhood. Awesome photo of this bobcat. Thanks for sharing with us Mimi.


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This is Murphy. Murphy defied a lot of expectations.

First, he was expected to run the streets until he got hit by a car and died. That's what his previous owners did to him - they put him out the front door when they decided to move to a place where he wasn't wanted. Fortunately, he was discovered by the director of the rescue group we were fostering dogs for. He was number two out of about thirty-five foster dogs to come through my home.

Second, he was expected to get adopted by someone pretty soon after he came to us. Well, no. I was informed by my other half that he wasn't going anywhere after about 48 hours. That was nearly ten years ago.

Third, he was expected to be a calm little house dog. Well, no. He had a habit of stealing things and running out through the dog door into the back yard with them. Particularly interesting was when he found my wallet and scattered all of my bank cards out in the yard. He calmed down pretty quickly after that episode; people who foster dogs will tell you that there is typically a behavioral adjustment period when mischief can be expected.

Fourth, he was expected not to do anything in dog sports. Well, no. After one of my Standard Schnauzers washed out of Agility, I put him in classes. He earned a lot of first- and second-tier titles before arthritis compelled his retirement, and was really a fun dog to handle in that sport.

Fifth, he was not expected to go very far in Barn Hunt. He used to just sit on the edge of the ring and look at me as if to say "I don't like this, I don't understand it, please leash me up and take me out." Well, no. After a bit of retraining, he earned a bunch of titles in that sport, and was well on his way to a championship.

Sixth, he was - as a mutt - not expected to be very smart. Well, no. I started a routine of giving the Schnauzers a very nice treat for coming in from the back yard in a timely fashion whenever they started barking and carrying on too much for the neighborhood standards of noise. Murphy learned fairly quickly that when the Schnauzers started making noise, he should go into the back yard, sit quietly and looking at the door, and wait for my signal - then he could come in with them and get a treat for himself as well.

Murphy started having trouble about mid-April. He just wasn't eating well, and seemed uncomfortable. After some confusion between our vet and the specialists, he spent about a week in the hospital and underwent a lot of tests. He went for about a week without eating anything at all, and just drinking a small amount of water. He was eventually diagnosed with multiorgan cancer, and given about two weeks to live.

We brought him home on Friday 4/24. He seemed to be happy to be home - his tail was up and his eyes were bright - but he just wasn't doing well, and he still wasn't eating. And I was trying home-cooked turkey meat out on him.

The next morning, we made the last trip to the vet and he died in my girlfriend's arms. His ashes came home with us on Monday.

Rest easy, Murphy. You really were a great little dog and I will miss you like crazy. - Mark

Do you know what I hate about being the Pet Thread Cob? It is reading the stories of such wonderful animals, the love you Morons have for them and their short existence on this vale of tears. Mark you gave Murphy one hell of a life.


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My Wuhan Harli (Pet Thread) Or not, as you will! But she's cute - Miley

She is cute Miley. How to do you keep that mask on her? Thanks for sharing this photo and the video.


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Good afternoon, Mis Hum!

I know you probably have loads of pics to put on the pet thread, but have wanted to post this pic of our indoor kitties for a while. These are Charlie (black and white Maine Coon,-16 yrs) and Andy (Maine Coon? -13 yrs) Andy is the talkative one, Charlie more subdued. We took in these bad boys when their owner (a friend of ours) needed to go to a Nursing Home last summer, and they were at the vet's office for about 6 weeks before we got them. They had never lived anywhere else. Unfortunately, she was unable to leave the home and passed away about 2 months after she got there, but she was able to learn from my husband that her kitties were being loved, cared for and spoiled by people she knew, so I hope that helped her anxiety. Initially, Charlie was very hesitant and shy, and hunkered under the bed down in the basement for 2 months until we slowly got him to come upstairs. We took it very slowly, and now he has settled in and is very affectionate and cuddly- and the boys hover around my husband when he gets home -(they could give a rip of I'm around or not!) They are ever so sweet and mellow, and I think Charlie got the name because of his cool black mustache (kinda like Charlie Chaplin, maybe?). They are both neutered an declawed, so are indoors all the time. As you see, they have it really tough.......Emoji

Love and enjoy the Pet Thread! - misslurk'ette

A rough life? Let's put it this way, if you ever want to take in a 29 year old Cob, please let me know. You and your hubby have big hearts and adorable looking kittehs. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hello Mis Hum from across the Atlantic in Northern Ireland from an Ulster Moron in the UK in an unnervingly sunny County Down. I post as Sir Ian Botham.
Just wanted to post a couple of pics of the true ruler of our house, Deano, named by my daughter after Dean Martin.
Deano is an autocratic eleven year old Jack Russell who when not posing like a runway supermodel while on a walk along the shore, is far more often to be found snoring and wantonly displaying his wedding tackle to all in sundry.
Which, to be fair, if I had a Hampton Wick a quarter the length of my body, then I'd be showing it off at every possible opportunity too. - Sir Ian Botham.


Ya know, we do try to run a family friendly thread here. But your descriptions were just too good to pass up. Your contribution today does give credence to the "all most world famous Pet Thread" claim. Thank you for sharing.

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Well, that wraps up another Pet Thread. Thanks to all who contributed this past week. And thank you all for reading, comments and the encouraging emails.

If you have something pet or animal related you can submit to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (6f16T)

2 Hola.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:17 PM (U2zca)

3 Here, kitty-kitty!

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:18 PM (U2zca)

4 Come on in, the water is fine.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

5 Skateboarding Taddy is rad, but I'm more impressed that his owner has a cat that remains chill inside a moving vehicle.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 Dutchess really a cat reincarnation with 9 lives?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (6f16T)

7 Is this thing on?

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

8 I hate most people.

I hate myself.

But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 03:22 PM (2JVJo)

9 Too much cute today, and then there are the dignified animals. And the ones who would like to be dignified. And the ones who don't care if they are dignified.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 03:24 PM (BVQ+1)

10 Great pets this week.
A bright spot in a gloomy world.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

11 Whoa, read the content! Greetings pet owners. We are currently pet free with plans to stay that way. We enjoy the heck out of our kid's pets tho.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (zUdXR)

12 Murphy looks like he was a lot of fun. And poor Dutchess, to have had so many crappy things happen to her in her young life. Wish I could give her a hug. What a sweet girl. Hope her luck changes for the better very soon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (k4dH2)

13 I totally forgot to send in a picture of my elderly Maine Coon this week, but I'll try and remember early next week.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (+oVP5)

14 What a wonderful group of pets. Excellent photos and such great stories. Their personalities all came alive even if some of the animals are no longer with us. What would we do without pets to love us and take care of us in crazy times like these?

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 03:28 PM (tkNkP)

15 Nice Pets Y'all!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Love all the pets etc. today, as usual. Especially liked Sir Ian Botham's post. My six times great grandparents came here from the village of Killyleagh in County Down around 1770. Glad they did.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (ANssJ)

17 Those are some beautiful pets.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

18 Poor Duchess.. sure has had a string of bad luck.

All wonderful pets ya'll. My favorite part of Saturday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (dUJdY)

19 Love that bobcat!! Miley, you were brave to get so close, what a beautiful pic.

And love all the others, as usual. MPPPP, agree with your anger. I have a couple of cats I think were thrown out (not together) although don't really know. Like they used to be loved, and then... Can only try to make it up to them.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Y/Ps0)

20 Ah, the most pleasant thread. Thank you!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:34 PM (UPF6H)

21 Coworker was in the hills earlier this week and came upon pups left by the side of the road. Waited for help (was probably on bike) and they took them to the shelter. She couldn't get one off her mind and went up and adopted the little cutie.

I work with great people.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:40 PM (UPF6H)

22 Black labs matter

Posted by: Silence is violence at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (eHW9l)

23 Snowboarding cat wins Internets.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (QLPEO)

24 Oh my gosh, the pic with Django Sunshine and Gibson looks EXACTLY like a pic a took a few years back with my beagles Sam and Buck, with Buck using Sam as a pillow! We lost Sam back in February, sadly, but your pic made me smile! Thank you for sharing, Matt!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (OzQGF)

25 Robins are nesting somewhere around the yard. Last year Paisley got a baby. I hope we can avoid that this year but I suppose predators gonna predate.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Uu+Jp)

26 Dgs are happy because my friend came in the house today to give them pets. They love me but miss having visitors.

Rain and clouds today so all the pups are napping now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Lqy/e)

27 And the lab pup looks a lot like my Wallace. We got him because the owners were told they couldn't have a large dog. At 10 weeks, it was obvious he would be big. One of the best dogs ever and much loved by my first husband. He just never got over my husband's death and died from pnuemonia several months later.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (Lqy/e)

28 What a great group of pets. And the Bobcat. It's rare to see them and coyotes here, but deer don't care.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (u82oZ)

29 About two and a half years ago we adopted two little parakeets from an area animal shelter. We were told a student from the university there had surrendered them and that they had been neglected. This week, one of them, who we named Jupiter, passed away. She was a beautiful little bird, main body was turquoise and her head was yellow. She was always very quiet, not like her surviving friend BlueMoon, who's chirping his head off as I sit here and type this. RIP Jupie.
Beautiful pets and stories this week, as usual.

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (tXYtV)

30 I have a cat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (kVr0X)

31 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:57 PM (QLPEO)

32 Glad I was able to share, and thanks for posting my pic today! We are known as total animal suckers around here, and have taken in several pets as a result.

Loved all the stories, pictures (lol, Miley) pets, and kindness of the people who posted and told about their pets. (well, maybe not Bob, You all are good humans! Murphy's story was so sweet - somehow pets just come into our lives at random when we most need them.

Our Murphy story goes like this: several years ago, I found a pure-bread long-haired dachshund dog along our gravel road. He looked so tired, thin, and was just running along side the road with his little short legs. I ran home to get some doggie treats, and he was so shy I had to throw them out my driver side window, as he wouldn't come to the car. After several tries, I finally got him to come closer, and put him in the back seat. In a couple seconds, he was up on my lap and laid down. Took him home, and he gobbled food down like he was starving. Called the sheriff, and the two vets to see if anyone had missed a dog. Anyhoo, no one claimed him, and after I had him neutered, checked over and given shots, one of the vet's daughter took him to her parents west of here on a ranch, and now he lives La Vida Loca. Rides on the mower, and is as fat and happy as can be. My husband said- "I hope that doesn't happen to me if you find me along the side of the road" . LOL - I told him "don't piss me off", in a kind and loving way, of course! The dog just looked like a "Murphy" to me - so "Murphy" it was!

So the moral of the story is, I guess we could take in a 29 year old COB, if you ever need a place. You have to be housebroken, though

Sorry so long - although all the threads are wonderful, the pet thread is especially my favorite. Just thank you!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 03:58 PM (GDpRb)

33 yay petzzzz!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (WwTwF)

34 I used to get an occasional bobcat in my back yard but its been several years since the last one. I don't think they care much for California anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (kVr0X)

35 Praying Parrots

A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, "Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."

"What do they say?" the priest inquired.

"They say, 'Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?'"

"That's obscene!" the priest exclaimed, then he thought for a moment. "You know," he said, "I may have a solution to your problem. I have two male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Peter. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying that phrase in no time."

"Thank you," the woman responded, "this may very well be the solution."

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest's house. As he ushered her in, she saw that his two male parrots were inside their cage holding rosary beads and praying.

Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.

After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison:

"Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?"

There was stunned silence.

Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed:

"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

36 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

This is such a totally odd year because none of the usual abandoned animals from the college crowd. Eerily quiet.

Sniffling and coughing away, is it pet dander allergies or pollen allergies; must be memorex.


Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (MIKMs)

37 I showed my cats the Taddy vid and told them they need to up their game.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (2DOZq)

38 Misslurk'ette bless you for taking in that pup. Dachshunds are my absolute favorite and I love the long haired ones though have never owned one.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

39 lol NaCly!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:02 PM (dUJdY)

40 I'm tearing up about Murphy now - what a sweetheart

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (WwTwF)

41 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.


Spirit coyote?

Impending black swan coyote event?

I got a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (kVr0X)

42 Thanks, Jewells! I think people know we are total suckers for animals, so sometimes they just drop them off, or we find them. I was surprised to see that this looked like an expensive, pure-bread animal that someone just dropped along the road. Makes you wonder which one is the animal?

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:04 PM (GDpRb)

43 Parrot joke - good one, NaCly!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:05 PM (GDpRb)

44 Sir Ian Botham.

Love that pup you got. Looks like he has a lot of character (or mischief).

As an side, my ancestor's on Pa's side hale from County Down. Came to Colonial America in the 1750s.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (x8Wzq)

45 misslurk'ette

That is an excellent question. We passed by a box of kittens on the side of a rural road. I pulled over, but the car behind me was faster, and got the entire box.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (u82oZ)

46 OH MY GOSH THAT PUPPY!!!!!!!

Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.

A stellar pet thread today, MisHum!! The Horde has a fantastic array of wonderful pets.

Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

47 God bless you, NaCly - we do what we can....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (GDpRb)

48 Wonderful pictures. Such pretty pets! I love Deano, so proud in his new walking jersey!
And Taddy, who skis better than I ever could!
And the new babies and the old ones who have passed over.
When I move to a safer neighborhood I hope to acquire one too.

Posted by: PJ at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (qlTN9)

49 Thanks for posting Young Zod, MisHum.

I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (XzT/D)

50 Oh - did you mean that the car ran over the kitties, NaCly? Maybe I misunderstood - OMG -

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (GDpRb)

51
I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod

lol, gotta luv the puppies!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (UPF6H)

52 >>Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.
Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

Thanks, he's a blast. Jumps into my lap when I'm on the floor, curls up, starts chewing on [enter object]. Great little pup.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (XzT/D)

53 Mis Hum. Did you get my e-mail about my wee man Kink? I buried him on Wednesday. My little mate and friend. God bless you. See you on the other side.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (2RzPW)

54 But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020


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I've told this story before, but that was how I came to adopt my Wolf cat. His people (word loosely used) lived near Miss Linda, and he was a part-time outdoor cat, which was how we made his acquaintance. Then his clowns got evicted. Did they come around to their neighbors and say, "Listen, we can't take this nice black cat, would you adopt him?" Nope. They left him behind to scrounge a living door-to-door or get run over.

I took him in, and we both got lucky that day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:12 PM (rpbg1)

55 I got a bad feeling about this.


Story of my life.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (QLPEO)

56 NZFrank, I saw your earlier post about Kink the other day, said a prayer. It's so hard to lose them, especially suddenly. Best wishes.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (Y/Ps0)

57 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

My accomplishment was taking my motorcycle out of storage, which was co-opted by my falling over after the inspection sticker and snapping off the ball end of my hand brake.

The guy at the shop told me not to worry, he's seen much worse, but it was still damned embarrassing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:14 PM (2JVJo)

58 As my kids mentioned just this week, we can't imagine life without New Old Dog. Our League of Extraordinary Elderly Pets is doing very well and deciding that their babysitting/herding of the Visigoth is pretty much over.

Old Dog wants a nap after lunch; Old Cat wants access to litterbox (door closed against toddler incursions); New Old Dog WANTS HIS NAP.

New Old Dog claims a corner of the couch and sets his jaw and determinedly closes his eyes. He won't open his eyes for the Visigoth's kisses, playtime seductions, or anything else.

New Old Dog keeps his eyes closed at naptime. Funniest thing I have ever seen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:15 PM (MIKMs)

59 The older cat, Chekov D. Siberian, is now on a hydrolyzed protein diet of dry food. So far so good about his digestive issues. I can't let him eat anything else, so when I give Wolf, the big black cat, his dinner and breakfast, it either has to be the hydrolyzed too (and this stuff ain't cheap), or I have to stand guard while Wolf eats his Purina so Chekov won't waltz over and get some. He's done it once, and his digestive problem came back briefly.

I also treated them for the next three months, I hope, with Bravecto topical flea treatment. Chekov was fine about it. Wolf submitted, then ran off and hid under the bed for an hour. He's scratching hardly at all now.

Next step is to remove them, cover food surfaces and so forth, and use the flea equivalent of Zyklon B in the house. It works -- it even got rid of roaches! -- but it's a lot of prep and cleanup after.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:20 PM (rpbg1)

60 Skywch, thank you for your kind words and thoughts. His twin sister Blink is lost and crying for.him to come in the door. I keep looking for him, my little black monster.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:22 PM (2RzPW)

61 Snowboarding kitteh!

He shreds more than just the arm of the couch!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 04:24 PM (m6mPz)

62 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:25 PM (5RpHt)

63 NZFrank - sorry to hear about your kitty - don't they just grab your heart and won't let go? We have many loved pets buried in our backyard by the trees, and it never gets easier. My condolences to all of you who mourn for your buddies...if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

64 Doggie knows I have go out soon so she's doing nose nudges with my arm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

65 Thanks for another wonderful Pet Thread, Mis Hum! I just love all the Pet Morons featured here!

I can certainly understand how hard it must be to be the Pet Thread Cob, reading the stories of great pets, superb owners, and knowing we are blessed to have these wonderful pets for only a brief period. I am so glad you share those stories with the Horde because there sure is a lot of love here. Thanks for all you do!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

66 if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

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maybe air freight him one?


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (5RpHt)

67 I'm in love with every fur moron on this thread.

Duchess sure is a fighter.

And Harli is very fetching in her Kung Flu mask.

Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (TdMsT)

68 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?
Posted by: redc1c4


Yes, but it may be part of the browser she is using.

Try using this website to remove the extra html formatting:

https://www.striphtml.com/

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (ZxG8D)

69 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)

70 - red1c4

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (GDpRb)

71 I needed to see that snowboarding kitty video today, made me smile! I miss ski season...

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (tXYtV)

72 OK, folks, I'm going to take a little nap before dinner.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (2JVJo)

73 Hadrian, thank you for posting a photo of Duchess. She has been the recipient of many prayers on her behalf and I hope her health and her luck continues to improve! She's adorable.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (WFcrO)

74 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)

75 I'm trying to train the corgi puppy, six months old next week, in some basic obedience.

My goal is to have her so well trained and so focused on me (and this is paramount) so I can walk around anywhere and she won't leave my left side.

But she has wild puppy impulses and it's hard to get her focused.

I am taking her to both the Lowe's and Home Depot here in town, daily, my treat pouch full of goodies, because those places are perfect settings, full of people, forklifts, noise, strange smells, and girls that want to pet her.

We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.

I can readily get her to SIT and DOWN on command at home, but the DOWN is needing some work in the stores. We are getting there.

She loves attention and can sense anybody coming her way that is noticing her, and goes into full pull and jump if it is someone going "Oh! What a cute dog." This is the challenge. We want her to go , nose in air, and IGNORE a come-on.

She needs to act like Megan Markle ignoring a commoner.

Need to learn how to train for this behavior. Any hints are appreciated.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

76 We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.


Try holding your treat on your forehead when you want her to look at you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (Uu+Jp)

77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)



{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)

78 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)
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^^^THIS^^^ You said it far better than I ever could!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (WFcrO)

79 Hadrian, thanks for the update and picture of Duchess, she looks like a lovely dog and I am glad she has you all to care for her!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (mMLSg)

80 77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)


Darling {{{Hrothgar}}}!!!

Salty Dog is a very funny guy!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:41 PM (TdMsT)

81 Reminds me about last week's PT, a cute as a bug black and white American Bull Terrier in the 'sploot' position. Kids call it sploot when they are stretched out like that.

Even if I don't make it in person, I laugh. (No, I don't cry. I might sniffle a little, but that is allergies.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:42 PM (MIKMs)

82 Salty-

I may have heard that joke before you were born, but its STILL funny, and of course, I laughed !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (arJlL)

83 So sorry for all the pets losses. That is a great pic of Murphy, and a great story, too.

Welcome to the wee pups, I'm sure they will bring much joy.

Thank you all for sharing your handsome and lovely pets.

Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.



Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (kIHih)

84 Come to this smart military blog for the heartwarming pictures of loved pets, stay for the social commentary. And the plucky comic relief.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:44 PM (u82oZ)

85 Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020


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Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

86 Black Kittehs Matter!

mh this Pet thread has pinned the cuteness meter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (EZebt)

87 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

88 WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)
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Congratulations to the whole Weasel clan on your new addition!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:48 PM (WFcrO)

89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)

90 Duchess is what we have named one of our dog's personalities.

He is "Duchess" for the hour or two after his bath when he is all primped up, drying off in a sunny spot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (EZebt)

91 Ya know, speaking of pet losses, this past year, THREE of my neighbors lost their dogs (old age) and it kinda left a big hole in the neighborhood.

I was friends with ALL 3 three of those dogs.

They've all since gotten new pups, and now I have 3 new friends.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (arJlL)

92 Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

No hints from me, I would be the one heading toward you exclaiming, "I LOVE corgis!!"

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (OzQGF)

93 Happy Pet Thread Day!

Weasel, Congratulations on the new addition to the Weasel family.

Does he have a name yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)

94 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel

NICE !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (arJlL)

95 Congrats on the new Weaseldog - whom I'm sure will have a very tough life - will look for pictures!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (GDpRb)

96 89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)
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Hard to say. WD is a min pin / chi mix, but WDv2's face is different. Her whole face seems a little wider and her eyes are farther apart and not as buggy looking.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

97 Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!
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Let me know, Horde, if you could adopt me!

If there is reincarnation, let me come back as a Horde pet.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MIKMs)

98 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (+y/Ru)

99 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (MVjcR)

100 It has been a good day in the cattery.. four kittens are going to to new homes! The covid thing has been good for the pet biz..

Posted by: Catman at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (hjt26)

101 YAY Weasel!! Can't wait to see pics. Six pounds.. damn he is tiny!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

102 Good job. Mr Weasel.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (2RzPW)

103 Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

Yep. She was born in a garage 2 houses down. We almost got a one of her brothers, too, an adorable tuxedo, but at the last second another neighbor decided she would take him. They named him Oreo, of course. They moved away and I wonder if he's still alive.

The neighbors who were feeding the mom cat finally trapped her and had her spayed, but for years we had cats that looked just like Noodle roaming the block.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:58 PM (kIHih)

104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)

105 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
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Laughing. Crazy black lab could open anything and just for fun throw stuff around. Rottie would open anything and apologize for making a mess. German Shepherds would open anything and sneakily deny it.

I hope Charlie is at least neat and tidy in his curiosity.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (MIKMs)

106 Noodle sounds like a total diva, and at almost 17 - awesome!

Charlie is shrewd poodle!

LOVE corgi's

And I've always wanted to see a pic of Duchess, Hadrian - she's beautiful, well-loved and cared for.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (GDpRb)

107 Beautiful pet morons!

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2020 05:03 PM (wiXsO)

108 misslurk'ette,

Hadrian has a very lovely website.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:06 PM (JinpT)

109 Remember the all-purpose excuse:

The cat did it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:07 PM (MIKMs)

110 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020


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Chekov's late aunt Tatiana the Wonder Siberian used to pull open a kitchen drawer and fish inside for her toys. And one night I took a wire twist tie that she found on the floor away from her, put it with other twists in a plastic bag, and stashed it on the second shelf of a kitchen cabinet.

Darned if she didn't watch me, then leap to that counter, pull open the cabinet, and start fishing inside where she'd seen me put the bag!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

111
"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

112 Love the pic of Dutchess! What a trooper!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

113 OK, it's a little current eventy but definitely pet related.

https://bit.ly/3f0VLPN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (+y/Ru)

114 YouTube has a bunch of videos of dog owners who arrive at a mess, and ask their dogs "did you do this?" and the dogs actually look contrite.

Cats would never own up to it.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (w7KSn)

115 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)
Posted by: Weasel

Well, then, you GOTTA get a HOSS !

(Ben Had can shoe him for ya !)

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (arJlL)

116 I know, Hadrian, I've visited your website a couple times, and have admired all the beautiful Borzoi's you've bred and shown over the years..how did you get to love Borzoi's? Never really heard of them before I went to your site. Are they what we called a Russian Wolfhound?

Anyway, beautiful dogs....!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (GDpRb)

117 I'm watching you guys.

Posted by: Bobcat from the NSA at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (r+sAi)

118 Murphy must be the chosen name of scrappy, will to live, abandoned dogs.

My Murphy was found in a bar ditch at the tender age of 5 weeks with a ruptured diaphragm. Part wire haired Doxie and Queen of her world. I shared her life for 17 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:15 PM (JinpT)

119 Ben Had - getting dusty in here......

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:16 PM (GDpRb)

120 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:18 PM (arJlL)

121 Someone upthread said it better than I could - Mis Hum has to hear all the sad when loved family member pets pass.
Congrats Weasel on WD2! I want to hear duets at the end of your videos.

Posted by: RI Red at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (81P5W)

122 104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)
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Ha! I thought so! WeaselDod should've also mentioned it.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

123 I have trouble imagining what kind of cat should be named Murphy, or that I would name Murphy. Wolf the giant black cat got his name from me because he was long and rangy, very social, and wolves do come in black -- and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf.

If I'd been familiar with the 1950s Western series Have Gun -- Will Travel at the time, I might have named him Paladin.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (rpbg1)

124

NOOOOOOD!
you mutants......

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (9tU8U)

125 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.
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Murphy is my granddog. Boredor (border collie/labor mix) bundle of energetic mischief. When kid bought her (paid real $$$), his wife wanted to name their baby Murphy. Thank heavens the dog got the name and the baby has a real name.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (MIKMs)

126 Speaking of Paladins . . . two years back I found a shorthaired black stray cat in my parking lot at home. I couldn't take him in -- I have 2 felines already, and I'm wary of bringing unvetted animals inside. So I left him some dry food.

The net time I saw him, he was sick -- he looked like he had the superflu. I managed to get him into a carrier and brought him as a "found" animal to the SPCA. They tried heroically to bring him back to health, but he was FeLV positive and very weak, and after 5 weeks they had to put him to sleep.

They'd asked me to name him, and so I said "Paladin": He wore black, and was a knight without armor in a savage land.

At least I gave him 5 weeks of comfortable life, regular meals, and not having to dodge cars or coyotes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (rpbg1)

127 and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf
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My black cat is named Sunshine.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (MIKMs)

128 Hadrian -- if you happen to check back -- In one respect, Dutchess might be a hard-luck gal, but she is very lucky to live with you and Her Majesty. How many other breeders would have disposed of her because of her issues. You and Her Majesty have big hearts.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (Fqz1z)

129 Thanks for posting my pals it's been 2 weeks and I still, well I was stuck on the pkwy coming back from the beach , Thanks so very much, that is where they would be as I sit here reading

Posted by: vizzy at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (YGg5b)

130 Had to say goodbye to Ugly Monday morning. She showed up one day as a kitten and I can't turn down kittens. She began losing weight a couple of months ago. I guess old age got her. She was 19 best I can figure. She went peacefully which is the best one can hope for.

Posted by: harleycowboy at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (+9AX9)

131 So sorry you lost Ugly, harleycowboy.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 08:55 PM (BVQ+1)

Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread, Wild Things [KT]

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Hello gardeners, putterers and daydreamers! Today we have some striking photos of wildlife from The Horde, plus some Big Toys and Moar Orchids!

The photo above is one I have been saving:

Here's a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, usually the first of many delights for bird-watchers in our area in early May. He was perched in a tree right outside my kitchen window. From lizabtha.

By-Tor took some photos at the end of May:

We did some birding today in Orange County today. At the Tucker Wildlife Santuary in Modjeska you can see a variety of hummingbirds.

Canon D50
Sigma 100-300 EX lens
f5.6 at 1/640

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Monarch butterfly at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine.

Canon D50, Sigma 100-300EX
f5.6 at 1/500 ISO 320

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Recognize the flowers?

Last ones from today's shoot. Black Pheobe,Sparrow,Spotted Towhee,and Anna's Hummingbird.

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Big Toys of the Day: Tractors

Jim had asked about tractors. Well, here are some, Jim. Hoping for more.

The old John Deere yard tractor. Under a mimosa.

- freaked

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My Kubota: Here it is rigged for some serious bushogging across the creek. Deck is on the ground behind it. I took me about 15 minutes to take the deck off and mount the bucket and bush hog.

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Gardens of The Horde

From Lester Rips:

You mentioned how nice it would be to grow orchids outdoors in this week's Gardening Thread. This is possible year round in Costal California and South Florida as well. I grow hundreds of orchids outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are a few:

Dendrobium nobile

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Sarcochilius falcatus

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Laelia jongheana

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Cattleya coccinea

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Lots of Masdevallias.

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What a variety! Hope I got them in the right order.

I had never heard of Masdevallia orchids, so I looked them up.

Masdevallia is a genus of some 350 species usually from cool, misty mountains of the New World Tropics. Masdevallias are best known for their showy flowers consisting of sepals fused into a tubelike structure. Their origins in cool, damp environments make them an excellent choice for cool or coastal climates.

Makes sense that they would grow in the Bay Area. They sound challenging, though. Impressive, Lester.

A few do better at warmer temperatures

Draculas used to be part of the genus. We've seen references to Dracula orchids here in the past. More on them later.


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.

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1 Oooh..I love the Anna's Hummingbird. Gorgeous!

Posted by: lizabth at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (L3Rsz)

2 Great photos! Grosbeaks hit my feeder on their way to cooler climes....usually only around for a few days.

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (X/Pw5)

3 Thanks for including exposure info on the images! The orchid pictures are stoking my phalaenopsis lust though.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (6GiCM)

4 Ah, gardening.

Nice respite from ... never mind.

We're already harvesting squash, crook neck, zucchini and yellow zucchini.

I had one tomato plant the tomatoes starting turning black on the underside.

Quick Google search and, either a calcium deficiency or inconstant watering. Hmmm.

Well, hit the plant with some Miracle Gro, started making sure I watered regularly, and the tomatoes seem to be doing much better. ( I was trying to go by a soil moisture testing device I have, rather than just watering by eye. It's what I get for trying to improve on what I used to do)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:40 PM (WEBkv)

5 Aren't orchids the largest family/genus/whatever of plants?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:40 PM (X/Pw5)

6 Inconstant?

Inconsistent.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:40 PM (WEBkv)

7 The bird pictures are outstanding.

Thanks to those who submitted them.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:41 PM (WEBkv)

8 I forgot to mention, we're getting really close to harvesting Anaheim peppers.

We love cooking with those. They have just a bit of heat and are very tasty when grilled with squash.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:42 PM (WEBkv)

9 Lester,
those are gorgeous! Nero Wolfe would be proud of you.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:43 PM (bo8pf)

10 The birds I see in my yard everyday! Phoebes can be annoying but they really eat a ton of bugs including grasshoppers so I love them.

Posted by: keena at June 06, 2020 01:43 PM (RiTnx)

11 Bush hogging is in top 10 things that sounds dirty but is not

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2020 01:43 PM (u52Jg)

12 My fave pic is the first monarch butterfly. I'll have to show old man the tractors of the Horde.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:43 PM (6GiCM)

13 Those Mimosas attract really annoying wasps.

Now that I think about it, that also applies to brunch.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:45 PM (vuisn)

14 You know who's annoying?
Mockingbirds.
State bird and all, but seriously, guy. Give it a rest.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:47 PM (bo8pf)

15 The first bird needs to redo his tattoo.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (2DOZq)

16 blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:40 PM
Blossom end rot is very common early in the season, Blake. Do not despair. You can cut it off and eat the rest of the tomato, by the way.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 01:50 PM (BVQ+1)

17 My great producing fig tree for last 12 years has gone up and died on me. Hope Jesus didn't pass by and curse it and I wasn't here to see it.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 01:51 PM (2DOZq)

18 blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 01:40 PM
And congratulations on your other veggies, first-timer!

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 01:52 PM (BVQ+1)

19 Always wondered why my bush beans needed to be replanted again and again, year after year. Too early? Rotted? Disappeared?

Yesterday I saw the resident song sparrow rooting around and, gulp. Bean seed their.

Beautiful song, though. Mystery solved.

Posted by: Derak at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (BMFHr)

20 Great photos all. As a youth I was very interested in birding, Peterson's guide etc. Was always interested to see a grosbeak, but for some reason, growing up in MA, never did. Really interesting to see one now. Great shot.

And the Anna's hummingbird. Never heard of that, incredible. Thanks for the effort all of you. The orchid shots, and the work that goes into growing them, excellent. My own efforts on the east coast with orchids, very hit or miss getting them to flower, so I appreciate such vigor.

Posted by: MikeM at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (sQu0I)

21 The tomatoes are setting fruit and the peas and beans are blossoming.

Our neighbor gave us a bag of crooknecks from the farm. We had veg curry and I made some pumpkin squash muffins & bread.

Waiting impatiently for some okra from them, I hope.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (bo8pf)

22 Thief not their

Posted by: Derak at June 06, 2020 01:54 PM (BMFHr)

23 That picture I took of the John Deere is from some I took to put it on Craigslist. I got it running and it works but needs mower deck bearings and I don't want to mess with it.

Posted by: freaked at June 06, 2020 01:55 PM (XfhKA)

24 Waiting impatiently for some okra from them, I hope.
Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (bo8pf)

I would gladly wait a lifetime .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 01:56 PM (2DOZq)

25 gf.me/u/wjsw2v 76th aniv of D-Day, never forget.

Posted by: jeff carter at June 06, 2020 01:57 PM (eeyFM)

26 I was too young to appreciate it at the time, but my gramps used to take me to the bird observatory at Cape May Point.
Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (vuisn)

27 19 Always wondered why my bush beans needed to be replanted again and again, year after year. Too early? Rotted? Disappeared?

Yesterday I saw the resident song sparrow rooting around and, gulp. Bean seed their.

Beautiful song, though. Mystery solved.
Posted by: Derak at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (BMFHr)

I cover most of my planted seeds with either nylon net or mosquito netting until they are pretty well sprouted. I weigh it down with rocks, etc.

We were having a massive mug sale at the Thrift Store, so I bought a bunch, filled them halfway with
Quik-crete and use them as weights. Very handy.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (bo8pf)

28 23 freaked - thank God you live far far away. My boyfriend used to take me on excursions to go pick up tractors he found on CL.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (6GiCM)

29 If anybody in the horde wants I'll give it to them if they come after it. Otherwise what do you think? $300?

Posted by: freaked at June 06, 2020 02:00 PM (XfhKA)

30 Sal at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM

I love crookneck squash. They have a different flavor from yellow zucchini.

Nice with butter. And onion.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 02:00 PM (BVQ+1)

31 Anaheims are great peppers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2020 02:01 PM (p+9AK)

32 I love it when the Grosbeaks fly in. They have a beautiful song, and that flash of red/white and black is so stunning. Their underwings are red, as well. The female is really gorgeous also, but in shades of brown, tan and white.

They don't stay around too long, but we see them both spring and autumn as they fly through. I've seen breeding pairs about 50 miles north of us.

Posted by: lizabth at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (L3Rsz)

33 I went out with the sickle and cleared some grass away from the fence, other than that I have not been gardening beyond weeding and raking I have some spots to put plants in but the farmers market has little variety this year. No Thai peppers at all and last year they couldn't give them away. It has been a cold wet Spring as well.
I have what looks like a volunteer melon popping up, so I put sticks down so I wouldn't hoe it up by accident.
I put my compost down where I plan to put corn both because the corn is a heavy feeder, and so I can let volunteer squash pop up between the rows.

The first strawberries are in the market and I saw the first cherries as well. I have to start digging out my canning gear for cherries this year.
I am taking a swing at drying sliced strawberries this year, we will see how well that works.

My watering test for my garden is to go out at daybreak and check to see if the plants are beading moisture along the edges of the leaves. If they are I am good, and if not I really need to water.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 02:04 PM (WyVLE)

34 13 Those Mimosas attract really annoying wasps.

Now that I think about it, that also applies to brunch.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:45 PM (vuisn)

Okay, that's funny.

I know landscapers deride them as trash trees, but I love mimosas. Happy childhood memories.

Mimosa and moonflowers are two favorite scents.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (bo8pf)

35 The Cedar Wax-wings came through last week, and cleared the berries off the holly tree.

I want to get rid of the tree, but I like seeing the birds.

I had a GF that lived in the country and I would watch birds from her porch. It helped that she had Western Tanagers, blue birds and various grossbeaks come through.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (WyVLE)

36 Good afternoon Greenthumbs
Garden is coming along well, still have mini greenhouse up, will take it down soon.
Terrible storms this week wrecked hundreds of trees some very massive were blown over root base and all, other large trees looked like they were blown up as trunks were shattered.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:09 PM (6f16T)

37 You know who's annoying?
Mockingbirds.
State bird and all, but seriously, guy. Give it a rest.
Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 01:47 PM (bo8pf)
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We had one in our neighborhood. I kept telling the wife I was going to buy an air rifle and shoot the stupid thing.

It either heard my threats or one of our local hawks got it.

Either way, I'm happy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 02:13 PM (WEBkv)

38 And congratulations on your other veggies, first-timer!
Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 01:52 PM (BVQ+1)
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thanks, KT!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 02:14 PM (WEBkv)

39 Mockingbirds are assholes.Somewhat similar -looking cat birds are cool.

Posted by: George Kaplan at June 06, 2020 02:17 PM (bkevu)

40 I know landscapers deride them as trash trees, but I love mimosas. Happy childhood memories.

Mimosa and moonflowers are two favorite scents.
Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (bo8pf)


Same here. I spent some grade school years in Texas.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 02:18 PM (clsJu)

41 KT,
Thanks for the thread. The photos are wonderful as usual and the bird photos are spectacular. I really appreciated the camera and shooting specs for the shots.

Posted by: JTB at June 06, 2020 02:19 PM (7EjX1)

42 Attended a Zoom lecture on Thursday sponsored by the School of Permaculture Design in Dallas.

It was about establishing a sustainable chicken flock and the speaker was a hoot. He was a Chicken Evangelist - and it's always so interesting to listen to
someone who's knowledgeable and passionate about their subject.

The school's site is :https://schoolofpermaculture.com/

Worth a look, even if permaculture is not your thing.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 02:19 PM (bo8pf)

43

We have mockingbirds at our woodlot. Always enjoyed them
Now we have one who's claimed our garden area. I don't mind them at all. Every song they've ever heard, they'll give you.
Temps... we went straight to summer. Nat. weather service said it was 92, my digital read 102 (at noon). Pulled the analog out of the shade and put it in the sun... 110.
OK, 102 it is!

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:20 PM (yE7zg)

44 From Idaho's Treasure Valley, Boise area: I'm taking the opportunity to post early on a wet Saturday. It rained last night - too wet to want to go out and weed. So we decided to sleep in, and bottle our batch of Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale later today.

Dear Horde, what varieties of lettuce do you grow? I'm asking because I'm not satisfied with Buttercrunch. The ribs are very stiff and the leaf is curly, so it's hard to put in a sandwich. And it gets bitter relatively quickly. So I'm looking for new ideas (especially since I just ran out of Buttercrunch seeds, so I'll need new lettuce seeds next year).

I looked back at my last post, and there's not that much that's new. Husband did buy 2 poblano peppers, and an Anaheim, to replace some of the poblano starts we lost to sun scald. The zucchini seeds came up. My midget basil plants are looking OK, and I see some very tiny sprouts from the thyme seeds. The fireweed by the shed started blooming, and the red penstemon put up lots of stems - buds will come soon, I'm sure, and then the hummingbirds! The red raspberries and shelling peas have their first few flowers. If it doesn't rain all day tomorrow, we probably need to go pick a few strawberries.

I've been wondering what some of the plants coming up this year, from last year's "hummingbird attracting flower mix" from Territorial Seed Co. might be - they're quite tall, so I was getting impatient for them to bloom. The flowers haven't opened yet, but from the spurs, it's going to be a humungous larkspur. Wonder what color? - I'll know by next week. I found the bag of saved seeds from the smaller larkspur that grew there last year - I should probably add some of that to any bare areas.

We cut down half our little alfalfa patch, and gave some to the neighbors, and a friend, who keep chickens. We'll cut more alfalfa when they say their chickens have eaten it all.

Under puttering, we've started installing gutter screens. Our silver maple, Jupiter, has been shedding leaves and clogging drains for years, so it's time to tackle this. We finished the section over the garage doors. There's a section over the master bedroom back door, where the patio is, which also has a cement slab. After that, other sections have ladder stability problems (landscape rocks), and the fun of squeezing between barberry bushes (thorns) - wish us safe puttering, if you would.

And everybody stay safe out there, from all sorts of harms - I'm carrying hot, everywhere I go. (And praying for the safety of one of our former 4-H students, ID National Guard, who's been called to DC.)

Posted by: Pat* at June 06, 2020 02:21 PM (2pX/F)

45 I like Mockingbirds. Had a pair nest here many years ago. Thought that was neat.

Posted by: Ronster at June 06, 2020 02:21 PM (IHpbl)

46
And the settings on the camera... not digital?
I have such a hard time shooting with the zoom, that I have to mount it, and use a remote to trigger.
Rarely q

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (yE7zg)

47 I saw a white butterfly around the cabbages today. Cabbage fly. Never really thought it before but there you go. The yellow ones are corn flies. We don't have any corn, but sometimes have corn flies.

Posted by: freaked at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (XfhKA)

48
dang... rarely quick enough to get a bird, bee or butterfly.

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (yE7zg)

49
freaked... $300 seems fair. The seat's not worn, nor the peddle. How'd you get bad bearings so soon? Mowing tall stuff a lot?

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:24 PM (yE7zg)

50 Not too much to report at Chez JTB. The one notable is the tomato plants. The seedlings are thriving. They are bush types and already have yellow blossoms. Getting a regular supply of cherry tomatoes would be great.

Posted by: JTB at June 06, 2020 02:24 PM (7EjX1)

51 My high voltage rose is blooming. The blossoms are beeutifull.

Posted by: Ronster at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (IHpbl)

52 I would gladly wait a lifetime .
Posted by: Kilroy
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ISWYDT

*fist bump*

I mean, I'm an unreconstructed Southerner, I should live for okra, but...no.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:28 PM (u/mHG)

53 Hog producers in Minnesota have been hit hard by the virus. The huge plants that deal with thousands of hogs per week shut down when a few hundred employees got the bug. The farmer that ships 100 hogs every four weeks cannot just park them. He has 100 piglets coming in two days for that space. And no one has the capacity to process 10,000 hogs per week. The only solution is to kill and bury them.

But a little country meat market decided they could take 90 per week. It is just a drop, but it is something. A few weeks ago we ordered two finished hogs at $300 each. We intended to donate one to a food shelf. But lo, the food shelf we are familiar with won't take meat they did not buy themselves. And we were told that each bundle would take up 21 cubic feet of freezer space.

So the meat market agreed to pass our second bundle (190 pounds cut and wrapped) to the next person in line. We drove 100 miles to get ours last Saturday. Nice folks, but the wife is really bad at math. The actual volume was between 5 and 6 cubic feet.

The wife made smothered chops at my request. Oh boy an inch thick and tender. So good.

And then on Tuesday I was doing work in an unlooted CVS. I met a very engaging Benedictine brother, a member of a new community in the area. His group has a food shelf and damn well would welcome 190 pounds of pork goodness. He even said he would test some of the meat himself, just to be sure it was wholesome.

So we are on the waiting list again. I will keep the pork belly from hog 2 because I have a smoker and I can make bacon. Not very garden but it beats whining about our mayor and the riots.

Posted by: Gordon at June 06, 2020 02:29 PM (njAfo)

54 I am going out today in the heat to do Phase 2 of the shed: staining.

Something knocked over the top of the cement birdbath. No critters hurt, but I need to stop skipping arm days!

Also, I had no idea how pretty radish flowers are... or that tgey just keep growing higher, adding flowers at each joint.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (/+bwe)

55 The local sarvisberries are ripe and ready to be picked. Taste somewhat like blueberries. Our sour cherries are also ripening, and drawing bears.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (u/mHG)

56 Almost forgot, last few days in between t-storms been seeing Lantern Flys, only little black with white dots bugs and much slower before they get older, bigger and faster.
Kill them, kill them all.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:33 PM (6f16T)

57 "$300 seems fair. The seat's not worn, nor the peddle. How'd you get bad bearings so soon? Mowing tall stuff a lot?"

It's about 40 years old. The seat does have a tear on the other side.
Variator type drive and a heavy frame and motor. Not like the stamped things they make nowadays.

Posted by: freaked at June 06, 2020 02:34 PM (XfhKA)

58
Orchids?

Nasty things.

Posted by: General Sternwood at June 06, 2020 02:34 PM (EGyGV)

59 Ronster,

Looked it up- that's a beautiful rose! I have one David Austin "Crown Princess Margareta" that's slowly establishing itself- worth the wait.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 02:35 PM (bo8pf)

60 Pat, I like the red leaf lettuce, it is sweeter, more pliable, has bigger leaves and doesn't bolt and get bitter as quickly. I can't tell you what kind I have in the garden since it is all volunteer, all the lettuce I planted on purpose failed to grow.

We eat rice and pickled daikon and various other things wrapped up in lettuce leafs during the summer so having a big foldy leaves is important.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 02:37 PM (WyVLE)

61 Sal,
I looked up the "Crown Princess Margareta" and it is a very pretty rose.

Posted by: Ronster at June 06, 2020 02:40 PM (IHpbl)

62 Trying to decide .... there's a one-of-a-kind nursery in our area. They offer varieties you won't find anywhere else. The owners are sweet people of the hippy persuasion.

Last time I checked, they were requiring masks. I've been very selective about who I will wear masks for. I sympathize with businesses that are required to require masks to be allowed to open. I do not know if they are in this category or if they are getting their Karen on.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 02:40 PM (clsJu)

63
I saw Big Foldy Leaves open for The Wallflowers at the Cow Palace back in '94.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 02:40 PM (EGyGV)

64 Thanks so much for the bird pics, KT. No Anna's hummingbirds around here, but we do have Black Chinned and Ruby Throated hummingbirds. Our showiest bird is the painted bunting. He and his mate show up every year in late spring, visit our feeder regularly, and then disappear when (I'm guessing) the young have fledged. Breathtaking bird.

And we have LOTS of mockingbirds. Easy to remember their Latin name: mimus polyglottos.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 06, 2020 02:42 PM (fTtFy)

65 nice pics ...the rose breasted grosbeaks are heard more than seen around here. Great song.

https://tinyurl.com/y8h5lll3

those are milkweed flowers with the monarch (I think) ... but mine get a lot of little bugs on them ... none of them are flowering around here yet.

The black flies are bad still here, I just ordered some Sawyer picaridin (active ingredient) spray, since 40% deet doesn't seem very effective. And I wear a head net over my MAGA cap most of the time. Hotter drier weather by end of June usually gets rid of most of them.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 06, 2020 02:45 PM (Cus5s)

66
Had to go look at the plot on my wife's computer, Pat.
We have our second planting going of Little Gem Butter type, and Simpson of the leaf type. Both have been good so far, but we'll see how they handle June temps in the 100's.

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:47 PM (yE7zg)

67 So we are on the waiting list again. I will keep the pork belly from hog 2 because I have a smoker and I can make bacon. Not very garden but it beats whining about our mayor and the riots.
Posted by: Gordon at June 06, 2020 02:29 PM (njAfo)

It's gardening. Bacon-gardening!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:47 PM (/+bwe)

68 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 02:47 PM (NWiLs)

69 I saw Big Foldy Leaves open for The Wallflowers at the Cow Palace back in '94.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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I saw them open for Elephant Ear, the Fairground, Atlanta, '92.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:48 PM (1554F)

70 Genesis 3:17-19
Posted by: Insomniac
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So...how does that apple taste now?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:49 PM (1554F)

71
"The local sarvisberries"
We call them serviceberry, or Juneberry, but same critter. My wife and I picked a full gallon from our oldest one, and left the rest to the birds.
Succulent jam!

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 02:50 PM (yE7zg)

72 I have lots of swallows flying around. I think they catch insects on the fly. They are not mud daubers. Maybe tree swallows.

Posted by: Ronster at June 06, 2020 02:50 PM (IHpbl)

73 Those look like the bossy disapproving flowers in Alice in Wonderland.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 02:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

74 "The local sarvisberries"
We call them serviceberry, or Juneberry, but same critter. My wife and I picked a full gallon from our oldest one, and left the rest to the birds.
Succulent jam!
Posted by: MarkY
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*That* is a lot of picking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:53 PM (pbStR)

75 Last time I checked, they were requiring masks. I've been very selective about who I will wear masks for. I sympathize with businesses that are required to require masks to be allowed to open. I do not know if they are in this category or if they are getting their Karen on.
Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 02:40 PM

I have been a couple places between a rick and a hard place. Need the business of both Karens and normal folks. My dealership has a note that those who don't gave a mask can get one at the service counter. Official policy, I suppose.

I went for a walk and had a sidewalk brunch - no mask - and returned. Wore a mask around an elderly couple, but when they left the waiting room, the other customer and I took off our masks. Service folks didn't mind; the mechanics aren't wearing them in the pit. But still official policy.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:53 PM (/+bwe)

76 Genesis 3:17-19
Posted by: Insomniac
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So...how does that apple taste now?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:49 PM (1554F)

LOL!

And a big hello, Insom.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:54 PM (/+bwe)

77 I just wanted to brag that my tiny flower patch won a yard beautification award (and a gift card at Dollar Tree).

*preens*

It's easy when your neighbor's weed-choked no man's land makes yours look like Giverny. It may have helped that I fertilized their triffid-sized, thorny dandelion.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 02:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

78 My very long comment on the birds and Pat*'s report didn't go through. Youare all spared a do-over. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:56 PM (/+bwe)

79 I have a Kubota BX2660 similar to the one in the photo above. I really need to get a brush hog for it and/or a finishing mower. The bucket is currently detached and in my garage but only takes a few minutes to re-attach. I mowed about 3 and half acres yesterday. Yard looks nice. Now, need to plant the string beans and we're done with the planting until late summer when the potatoes go in.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (3H9h1)

80 I'm envious of people who ca grow orchids outdoor.

My lilac bushes have spent their blooms, and now its the honeysuckles turn. Gold, red, and pink and yellow. And my hostas are jammin! My peonies and roses all have buds.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (NZbXf)

81 It's easy when your neighbor's weed-choked no man's land makes yours look like Giverny. It may have helped that I fertilized their triffid-sized, thorny dandelion.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 02:56 PM

Congratulations! Send pics!!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:58 PM (/+bwe)

82 NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM

And you can eat those pretty radish blossoms if you want. The seed pods, too, if you catch them at the right stage, before they get woody.

There are some varieties of radishes bred just for edible seedpods. Some people eat them with beer.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (BVQ+1)

83 Great photos today!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (dLLD6)

84 It seemed to me the local song birds and owls have been noisier and more active this spring but wasn't sure. Perhaps I'm just paying attention and my new hearing aids (which are fantastic) allow me to hear more of them. Mrs. JTB assures me they are livlier than usual, especially the owls. That might explain why we've seen no sign of mice this year.

Posted by: JTB at June 06, 2020 03:00 PM (7EjX1)

85 Ronster at June 06, 2020 02:50 PM

You have swallows, we have a spare dog in the neighborhood. Darling little thing. Staying in the neighbor's front yard. Afraid of our garden kitties.

I think he ran away from a home where he was neglected.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM (BVQ+1)

86 Congratulations! Send pics!!
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:58 PM (/+bwe)
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It's just a small bed of mostly purple flowers at the moment. I'll wait for the black pansies and hollyhocks to bloom; then it will be très Goth!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

87 And you can eat those pretty radish blossoms if you want. The seed pods, too, if you catch them at the right stage, before they get woody.

There are some varieties of radishes bred just for edible seedpods. Some people eat them with beer.
Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (BVQ+1)

Really? That is Awesome! I might do tgst to the smaller one.i want to see how tall and flowery the other one gets.

BTW do rhubarb get more than one flower, or is it indicative of the roots needed to be divided?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM (/+bwe)

88 Just got back from my beach walk.
Saw a bald eagle and his mate taking turns ripping apart a dead baby seal. There were loads of people taking pictures from the bulkhead.

Circle of life.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 03:03 PM (U2p+3)

89 But still official policy.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:53 PM (/+bwe)


NaughtyPine, whenever I go out, I tell the personnel that they don't need to wear a mask for me. They often say, "Whew! Thank you!" and pull their hot, silly mask down.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 03:04 PM (clsJu)

90 17 My great producing fig tree for last 12 years has gone up and died on me. Hope Jesus didn't pass by and curse it and I wasn't here to see it.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 01:51 PM (2DOZq)

LOL! I've observed that fruit trees of any kind never seem to live all that long, I used to have 2 wonderful little apricot trees, both gone now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 03:04 PM (trdmm)

91 I noticed some small sparrow like birds on the feeder out front this morning so I was watching them when I noticed the bill was shaped like an X. Crossbills. Never noticed them before. Pretty cool.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 06, 2020 03:05 PM (NZbXf)

92 NaughtyPine, whenever I go out, I tell the personnel that they don't need to wear a mask for me. They often say, "Whew! Thank you!" and pull their hot, silly mask down.
Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 03:04 PM

The clerk at the dealership, like me, gets headaches from masks. She was safely behind plexiglass.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 03:06 PM (/+bwe)

93
KT, good point.
We found out that small turnips are pretty much radish-like. So we ate as we thinned.
On "big iron"... look up a Traxcavator. Bought mine as I was building our house. Used it to trench in water lines, French drains, etc.. after done.
I mostly don't use the backhoe, but the old 931 still will load dirt and chips just fine.

https://tinyurl.com/y8erl6aa
(Not mine, found it online)

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 03:07 PM (yE7zg)

94 I forgot to say: not wearing mask.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 03:07 PM (/+bwe)

95 40 of the World's Weirdest Flowers:

https://tinyurl.com/y7gdsonx

Number six will blow you away!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 03:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

96 Outside is a non mask wearing for me, second out the door of a mask place its off.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:09 PM (6f16T)

97 Waves to Emmie, I don't have much growing right now, my outside faucet is broken and running to the cellar to turn the water on and off gets old really fast. I do love all of your pictures and gardening stories though.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at June 06, 2020 03:10 PM (a4EWo)

98 76 Genesis 3:17-19
Posted by: Insomniac
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So...how does that apple taste now?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 02:49 PM (1554F)

LOL!

And a big hello, Insom.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 02:54 PM (/+bwe)

Kinda mealy and not very good. And a big hello to you too!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 03:12 PM (NWiLs)

99 PET NOOD IS UP

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (6f16T)

100 After wading through all the garbage throughout the week, the Pet Thread, Garden Thread and Gun Thread is just what the soul needs.....

Posted by: Sua Sponte at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (cdNcj)

101 Hello, Debby! Yes, if we aren't personally gardening right now, it's still nice to dream!

Another shout-out: honeyberryusa.com sent us some lovely cherry bushes. They arrived just as they were breaking dormancy and burst into leaf and bloom just after planting.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (clsJu)

102 NaughtyPine at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM

I would go by the size of the plants in deciding when to divide rhubarb. I would probably cut the flowers off before they set seed to send more energy to the roots. Throw them away after admiring them. They are likely to be toxic.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (BVQ+1)

103 Certainly not normally needed until July but thankfully have my rain barrel that has a spigot on it. Used it a few times to flush toilets last few days.
Going to go take down the greenhouse. Plan to put it back up by October.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (6f16T)

104 When I was younger, much younger, we lived outside of Denver. Every year we were in the middle of what they called monarch butterfly migrations. It was awesome. Hundreds of thousands of them, couldn't see a break. Surrounded by beauty and gentleness.

Posted by: idlan at June 06, 2020 03:29 PM (Z++LQ)

105 In her gardening book, Pat Welsh offers a bunch of tips but not all work well. She loves to talk about using an innoculum for beans. I always did that to the tune of nine bucks a pack but last year I did an experiment and did half with and half without. They both were the same! So this year I didn't bother and the beans are looking just fine.

Posted by: keena at June 06, 2020 03:29 PM (RiTnx)

106 It started as a trickle, then more, then the entire sky and yard filled with them.

Posted by: idlan at June 06, 2020 03:31 PM (Z++LQ)

107 We had several rose breasted grosbeaks this year. Usually, they're only around for a few days on their way to higher elevations, but this year they stayed around almost three weeks. I took dozens of pictures. They are so beautiful.

Posted by: windbag at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (sDEZT)

108 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Hiya Mr. Sunshine.....haven't seenya in a coupla weeks...I thought a normal person bit ya on the neck or sumpin'....

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (arJlL)

109 The flowers that the Monarchs are enjoying are narrow leaf milkweed - asclepias fascicularis.
My son used to work at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and now works at the San Joaquin Marsh.

Posted by: Paddy O'Furnijur at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (bNh4G)

110 Ok...

My driveway is between 75 and one hundred feet long.

There's a little strip of dirt approx 1-1 and a half feet wide along the chain link fence that separates us from the neighbor.
This year, at the far end, I dug up the dirt to plant flower seeds at the far end, for the 1st 3 sections of fence.

I dug up mostly dandelions, and I think they have roots all the way to China.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (arJlL)

111 At the house end, I have 2 types of mint plants.

20 years ago, somebody gave me 2 half dead mint plants (I forget who- sorry) and JEEPERS did they take
off .

Every year, some old timer would ask me "Can I take some of your mint plants" and I'm like "sure, help yourself". I haven't seen him this year, so I wonder what happened to him ?

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:17 PM (arJlL)

112 Past the mint plants, I have a strawberry plant.

Years ago, I bought strawberry seeds, (don't ask me where) and they are TINY.

I was GONNA plant them along the driveway but I was holding them in my hand and I sneezed and ALL the seeds are in one spot.

Last year, I was getting BEE-YOOTIFUL strawberries, and I would look and say, "one more day, and I'm gonna eat that one"

But a rabbit always beat me to them.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:30 PM (arJlL)

113 THIS year, I have the plant encased in wire, so the rab can go fish.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (arJlL)

114 I came on here to ask a question.....is it too late to put up a hummingbird feeder in SE Penna ?

Do the hummingbirds stick around or do they go to Vegas or something ?

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (arJlL)

115 Tap tap tap......is this thing on ?

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (arJlL)

116 JT - the bunnies are smart, they actually know when the fruit is at peak ripeness/sweetness.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (5ZRXN)

117 Paddy O'Furnijur at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM
Thanks. That's specific!
Didn't look like the kind of milkweed that is normally sold in the marketplace.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 04:36 PM (BVQ+1)

118 Yeah ?

And I know when its time for WABBIT STEW !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:36 PM (arJlL)

119 re: hummingbirds - I don't think it's too late. I have a plant they like, it won't be in full flower for a couple weeks. They always show up for that.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 04:38 PM (5ZRXN)

120 JT at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM
Try it! Don't think there are that many species of hummingbirds in the East, but don't know why they would all need to spend the summer in the same place.

Don't you have flowers and aphids in the summer in your town?

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (BVQ+1)

121 keena at June 06, 2020 03:29 PM
Once the bean innoculant is in the soil, might not make much difference.

Also, if your soil is nitrogen-rich, might not make much difference. The innoculant aids in nitrogen uptake from air.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 04:44 PM (BVQ+1)

122 KT at June 06, 2020 04:36 PM
You're welcome!

Posted by: Paddy O'Furnijur at June 06, 2020 04:45 PM (bNh4G)

123 Eris - I have a container gardening book from England, saw a plant in there I'd never heard of: 'Black Grass'. I don't have its sciency name, it's a short ornamental.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (5ZRXN)

124 idlan at June 06, 2020 03:29 PM
That monarch migration sounds magnificent!

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (BVQ+1)

125 I've started back yard birding. Have about 30 species in the yard each year, from red shoulder Hawks and barred owls, woodpeckers, warblers, Jay's and hummingbirds.

But, regarding that first picture, it sharea initial with Ruth bader ginsburg. That cannot stand

Posted by: f2000 at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (IIUCn)

126 88 Just got back from my beach walk.
Saw a bald eagle and his mate taking turns ripping apart a dead baby seal. There were loads of people taking pictures from the bulkhead.

Circle of life.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 03:03 PM (U2p+3)

Thanksgiving 2018
Me (on phone with youngest): Guess what I'm doing.
YD: What?
Me: Making an apple pie and watching a hawk eat a
dove in the middle of the street.
YD: Well, you do you, Tiny Town...

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 04:50 PM (bo8pf)

127 JT at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM
Try it! Don't think there are that many species of hummingbirds in the East, but don't know why they would all need to spend the summer in the same place.

Don't you have flowers and aphids in the summer in your town?
Posted by: KT

Oh great, a quiz !

I wouldn't know an aphid if one came up and propositioned me.

Ok, I'll try it. Thanks !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:58 PM (arJlL)

128 Also, if your soil is nitrogen-rich, might not make much difference. The innoculant aids in nitrogen uptake from air.
Posted by: KT

Speaking of nitrogen, my buddy and I were talking and he mentioned that once it rains, our plants will get noticeably bigger.

It rained, and they did !

Rain imparts nitrogen in the soil.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (arJlL)

129 I planted my garden 2 weeks ago, and at first, our local weatherperson would say "its gonna rain, its gonna rain, the sky is falling, the sheriff is near" and....NUTHIN'.

Meanwhile, my plants are lying on their sides with their tongues hanging out.....

So, I water my garden every day or every other, depending....

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (arJlL)

130 I'm hopeful it stops raining a few days.
Ended up just taki ng off plexiglass and foam sides and top of my greenhouse. Just have to crawl under to get into some of the plants.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:13 PM (6f16T)

131 Its supposed to be nice the next coupla days.

I hafta make a new rear gate for my garden.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:16 PM (arJlL)

132 JT at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM
Yes, rain has extra nitrogen if it comes with lightning.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 09:01 PM (BVQ+1)

Revisiting Evergreen State [KT]

2017 summer cam.jpg

Evergreen is a progressive, public

liberal arts and sciences college

located in Olympia, Washington


A couple of days ago, Ace linked an April 2019 piece by John Sexton concerning the film "The Hunted Individual", regarding events at Evergreen State College.

Ace:

Special Acknowledgment to John Sexton. one of the very few people in the paid "conservative" press who has covered the Evergreen State College racial caste system.

I have to admit that while I read most of his coverage, I only occasionally wrote about it myself. And some of it was so infuriating -- and so dispiriting, so depressing -- I couldn't force myself to read more of it.

But he kept on documenting every ugly racist bit of it.

John Sexton, April 2019:

It has been nearly two years since the campus erupted at Evergreen State College and there are still reverberations from those events happening now. Later today, the Board of Trustees will meet to discuss President George Bridges' tenure at the school. . .

This reconsideration of Bridges is long overdue. He, more than any other person, was responsible for allowing a group of Social Justice Warriors to take over the campus and ruin the school's reputation, creating a significant impact on the school's enrollment and budget. But he was far from alone. As you'll see for yourself in part three of this film about Evergreen, many of the professors on campus immediately surrendered themselves to the protesters, allowing themselves to be told where to go and what to do on the grounds that doing anything else would be inexcusable and possibly racist.

George S. Bridges is still president at Evergreen. Still maintaining the school's reputation. Even though it is hard for students to form packs of thugs to hunt down insufficiently subservient white people while classes are online due to "the virus". President Bridges thinks the inequities produced by the virus are similar to when people are killed just because they are black:

Sadly, the injustices they represent are a small sample of deaths people of color are experiencing in our country. In the havoc caused by COVID-19, there are similar disparities among those who die from the virus and those who recover. People from groups who have historically experienced discrimination, poverty, and social disadvantage are the first to lose lives to this disease.

And they are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D. But let's not mention that at progressive colleges, or in the MSM, until there have been large, randomized double-blind studies. People might inadvertently die from having adequate vitamin D levels.

Anyway, the film (and earlier ones) Sexton discusses are worth watching if you can stand it. Christian Toto has written a piece on seven movies Hollywood wouldn't make, but should. One is:

"Evergreen" - Why would a group of students demand the resignation of a gentle, liberal professor like Bret Weinstein? He dared to disagree with the social justice groupthink infecting the campus, a move that sealed his fate. Weinstein's nightmare gave "No Safe Spaces" one of its most provocative sequences. Let's get to know Bret, his wife and fellow professor, and see how Evergreen State College became a personal hell for the duo.

I tried to find something recent from Bret Weinsten, but only found Twitter posts:

Bloodthirsty utopians have a plan.

I'm not a fan of the kneeling gesture because it is ambiguous. If both sides do it it means one thing, and if it's unilateral it means almost the opposite. It is tailor made for meaning-games of a dangerous kind. We need an unambiguous alternateive.

In 2017, In response to anti-police riots, the police were stood down at Evergreen. Those who made the demand said they would replace the police with community patrols. My family lived through the aftermath so you don't have to.

I corrected the date for him.

If Evergreen police hadn't been stood down they wouldn't have beaten anyone. Chief Brown was a TESC alumn dedicated to good policing. Rioters hunted me, kidnapped staff, assaulted/battered students. None were charged. The leader was paid to help rewrite the student conduct code.

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Bret Weinstein

Something to think about this weekend:

We are, in part, witnessing the logical conclusion of telling an entire generation of people that their identity is the most important aspect about themselves, that there is no objective truth, and the primary organising principle of human interaction is power.

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Inaya Folarin Iman


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1 I'll fetch em

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:53 AM (6f16T)

2 Pray for our NG in DC...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 11:56 AM (Zmnko)

3 Wow.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 11:56 AM (XEfKE)

4 Hubs & I had a plan to get out of here in about 5 years. I don't know if we're going to be able to make it that long.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 11:56 AM (OzQGF)

5 https://thediplomad.blogspot.com/
Defund the universities

If your not a believer you must be drummed out of society otherwise your thoughts might catch fire.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:56 AM (6f16T)

6 coulda been first, just didn't care,

deez times,theyz da wurst,

i'm not gonna comment, going out for some air!

Posted by: browndog at June 06, 2020 11:57 AM (BgMrQ)

7 Anybody familiar with the university system recognized what was happening to Kavanaugh.

They are the testing or proving grounds before they roll it out nationally.

Any universities get torched in the last weeks neo-kristallnacht? Of course not.

Hm.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 11:58 AM (B6WO/)

8 I don't know if Inaya has a newsletter, but if I got divorced I'd subscribe. I'd also be available to consult with her on various matters. Yum.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:59 AM (El6T/)

9 Ms. Iman is correct. Also kinda hot.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:59 AM (hV60f)

10 KT is Nood
Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD

I thought they kidnapped her !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 12:00 PM (arJlL)

11 Its not my fault, my spidey sense tells me when the threads are coming.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:01 PM (6f16T)

12 If Evergreen police hadn't been stood down they wouldn't have beaten anyone. Chief Brown was a TESC alumn dedicated to good policing. Rioters hunted me, kidnapped staff, assaulted/battered students. None were charged. The leader was paid to help rewrite the student conduct code.


This is what Progressive Democrats want to happen to America.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:02 PM (HaL55)

13 Why would any independent thinking person of any color attend Evergreen at that point after 2017?

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 06, 2020 12:02 PM (2DOZq)

14 It's hard to adequately convey - no, it's actually impossible to convey - just how jaw-droppingly idiotic and incomprehensible every bit of "identity" politics or whatever has seemed to me from the very first exposure to it.

The phrase, the very concept, "I identify as ...... (fill in blank)".

WTFF?

How can any person who's not mentally disturbed and with an IQ above room temperature ever utter such a bizarre and idiotic thing? Completely alien and incomprehensible.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:03 PM (El6T/)

15 Yeah my Excop buddy said the cop kneeing thing was cops saying "I agree that police brutality is a crime, but I'm here to do my job and I will."

On further though, I believe that it is perceived as cops agreeing with the rioters that this whole country is a racist oppressive shithole." So its just a terrible presentation for the police and to the country.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 12:03 PM (XEfKE)

16 Brett has appeared on a lot of blogs including Rogan, Dave Rubin, etc. He's a evolutionary biologist and his brother Eric works for Peter Thiel. They have enough access to make a stand. The vast majority of professors who fight the mob will not get hired, if they do won't get tenure, if they have tenure, will be driven out anyway. We desperately need to attack the tactics of the left. They use our rules against us. Time we started using our rules for us. Freedom of speech is nearly absolute, and that means the freedom to listen. The first time a college got away with shouting out conservatives on campus, was the time to react. Now, might be easier to create a credentialing system and bypass the expensive indocrtination altogether.

Posted by: iandeal at June 06, 2020 12:04 PM (vgGyZ)

17 We are, in part, witnessing the logical conclusion of telling an entire generation of people that their identity is the most important aspect about themselves, that there is no objective truth, and the primary organising principle of human interaction is power.


How's all that Radical Snowflake-ism working out for you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (HaL55)

18 Aww, geez, KT. First you bring us a lot of good solid thoughtful content. Then you end it with bewbs. Stimulating conversation will ensue.

Posted by: Hands at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (786Ro)

19 Off paste eating sock

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (2DOZq)

20 For those who want to understand the left's plans for America, simply read Lord of the Flies.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (wTcTC)

21 Jordan61 where are you and where do you plan to go? We are trying to decide as well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (dUJdY)

22 President Bridges thinks the inequities produced by the virus are
similar to when people are killed just because they are black:


When does this happen, exactly?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (oVJmc)

23 Cannibal Bob, I think you're correct, and while I sort of get the desire to say "hey, that's not me!" by cops - I don't think mass public events, in an environment of overwhelming disinformation and race-baiting, lend themselves to symbolic actions by the cops.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:06 PM (El6T/)

24 Evergreen State in WA and Oberlin in OH are both bulldozer ripe campuses. I'm certain there are others.

Posted by: Von Thurn the Defenestrator at June 06, 2020 12:06 PM (hyonr)

25 21 Jordan61 where are you and where do you plan to go? We are trying to decide as well.

Us too... We had thought of Idaho but Friends have said it's starting to turn Lib... Mostly around Boise...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:06 PM (Zmnko)

26 My brother's girl friend/partner went to Evergreen. Bunch of leftist hippies.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at June 06, 2020 12:08 PM (UUBmN)

27 How's all that Radical Snowflake-ism working out for you?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (HaL55)

I think she's on our side of the argument. She's saying the crap you see today is because of the generation raised to base all worth on how they identify.

Or did I read it wrong?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 12:08 PM (2DOZq)

28 Cops kneeling is just them asking to be eaten last... it's not solidarity, it's not race relations, it's not descalation it's just cowardice.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:08 PM (OnOT9)

29
It's hard to disagree with this:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/05/nolte-the-lefts-eating-itself-let-them-fight/


This truly is a phenomenon limited to blue run cities.

Why worry? Right now anyway.

I've been letting the news get to me, which I rarely do.

But, yes, all the blueholes voted for this. Let them have it.

Morons, though, stay safe.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 12:08 PM (rTZNj)

30 Willowed

If the outnumbered Republicans in the cities would get off their asses and vote in their local races, they would still lose, but we might reduce the Democrat margin enough to win the state wide races.

In Minneapolis, the Republican Party doesn't even run a candidate for mayor or most council seats, that is how dysfunctional it is.


Although I hate to take Failure Theater off the hook, it's kind of asymmetrical warfare in that conservatives naturally recoil from the idea of public service instead of doing something more useful where libs live for this deadbeat shit. That's why Trump is such a throwback to noblesse obligee at the end of a successful business career with tons of fuck you money. It would drive the NTs even more insane than usual to hear this but I think he's closer to the Founders ideal of a President than any of the Uniparty careerists.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:08 PM (y7DUB)

31

We are, in part, witnessing the logical conclusion of telling an entire generation of people
that their identity is the most important aspect about themselves, that
there is no objective truth, and the primary organising principle of
human interaction is power.



What better way to destroy the common culture?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:10 PM (oVJmc)

32 iandeal, all correct.

Hard to avoid the conclusion that the country I don't recognize now is just the result of all the pathologies, especially in "education", that many have long recognized.

That, plus generational change.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:10 PM (El6T/)

33 Twitchy yesterday was unsure whether conceding to these clowns like the National Guard kneeling was a bad thing, because then everyone was happy.

Tell that to the people in the next riot being beaten and raped because they refuse to kneel to a bunch of racist dirtbags.

Posted by: squid_hunt at June 06, 2020 12:10 PM (Ectld)

34 I used to live in Olympia in the '80s. I had a lot of friends that attended Evergreen, and I did some work there.

Back then, it was merely ridiculous.

Now it is dangerous.

Keep that in mind, because it's a microcosm of the fate of America.

Posted by: RKae at June 06, 2020 12:10 PM (3gjZm)

35 Bret Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying have been doing podcasts on you tube.
https://youtu.be/uI-oLET720k

Posted by: Proffessor Fate at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (kjDne)

36 Bret Weinstein is an interesting guy.

His research involves the theory that all of our lab mice are "broken," meaning every - EVERY! - study that uses lab mice to prove a product is safe is basically a joke.

Posted by: RKae at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (3gjZm)

37

Free Peoples Stand

Slaves Kneel









At least they do in all those pronhub videos...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (OnOT9)

38 Jordan61 where are you and where do you plan to go? We are trying to decide as well.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (dUJdY)

We're in eastern Washington. We moved here about 4 years ago. I knew it was a blue state, but thought it would be okay since this side is pretty conservative. But the fact is, we are still ruled by our liberal governor and representatives.

As to where to go, that is the question. We're thinking maybe east Tennessee or maybe South Carolina.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (OzQGF)

39 Get on 'board the love train, everybody!

Posted by: Evergreen Comfort Co-ed at June 06, 2020 12:13 PM (EgshT)

40
I think she's on our side of the argument. She's saying the crap
you see today is because of the generation raised to base all worth on
how they identify.



Or did I read it wrong?


No, that is what she is saying.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:13 PM (oVJmc)

41 North Alabama is nice. Popo shut the attempted protest down. Hard. In Huntsville. Lots of technical jobs here too. Even more manufacturing jobs.

Cost of living is very equitable .

Posted by: BifBewalski at June 06, 2020 12:13 PM (qvpn1)

42 So the mobs are descending on DC on the Anniversary of D-Day.. How..... Patriotic

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:13 PM (Zmnko)

43 President Bridges thinks the inequities produced by the virus are
similar to when people are killed just because they are black:



This isn't happening and is a lie. And if he's so concerned with all the inequities visited on the victims of the Wuhan Flu, why isn't he pissed at the people who caused it - the ChiComs?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:13 PM (HaL55)

44 Willowed:

@330; posted by rd: "If the outnumbered Republicans in the cities would get off their asses and vote in their local races, they would still lose, but we might reduce the Democrat margin enough to win the state wide races."

You already know this, but I'm gonna say it for everyone else who doesn't live here:

Minnesota was 92% white in 1990. There's been a big demographic shift here in just one generation, and the proverbial melting pot hasn't been very effective.

White guilt was a thing here long before it became popular on college campuses and preached by coastal media types. I think it had something to do with all the old, communist anti-war types who grew up or settled around here during the '60s. Most of them never gave up the fight and think we're still waiting for the same revolution.

But, worse, it was really, really easy for the normal folks, and their kids, to fall into the same way of thinking when the state was so homogenous. It was seductive and easy to believe everyone would just get along so long as white folks "had their hearts in the right place." Racism was only a problem in other parts of the country, and everything would be different here, somehow.

There was no push back for a long time 'cause, well, most of those folks had zero interaction with minority communities, and if we're being honest, there's still very little interaction for most people.

Nowadays, progressivism in Minnesota has a weird class aspect too. It's very much a secular religion for city dwellers who wanna be on the "right side of history", but it also helps separate people from their "backwards" relatives who live in rural areas.

The whole "all Republicans are racist" thing runs very deep here. I have a feeling that won't change in the suburbs and cities for another generation, and only after some big failures by local and state Democrats.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:14 PM (+oVP5)

45 Willowed myself on J.J.'s thread but I think it is a decent point:

493 Good thread. All I can add is the wish to have a state 'electoral college'. This would limit the damage a large city would do to the rest of the state. IMHO the EC is the one of the reasons why the U.S. still exists.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at June 06, 2020 11:55 AM (rKIct)

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at June 06, 2020 12:14 PM (rKIct)

46 Had to post that pic of Iman, did ya? I'm trying hard to concentrate on the words she so eloquently says, but my gosh...that woman is gorgeous.

Posted by: NeverNeverTrumper at June 06, 2020 12:14 PM (0jZvB)

47 Capt. Hate the learned comments by rd in the previous thread about GOP in MN sounds exactly like the CA GOP, going back a bit longer.

Very hard to figure out exactly, lots of other wheels turning (generational, educational brainwashing, cultural), but the CA GOP just kind of disappeared. Without a fight, and worst of all often with "oh, me too!", trying to be just that *little* bit less racist, less insane on rule of law, less idiotic on "environmental" issues. Pale pastel, in Reagan's great phrase (think it was his).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (El6T/)

48 I should add that we are in a bit of a unique situation in that we don't really have any roots anywhere. We got married a couple years out of high school, then hubs was in the military so we moved around every few years. There is really no city or state we consider "home" so we are open to just about anywhere.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (OzQGF)

49 Bret Weinstein is an interesting guy.

His research involves the theory that all of our lab mice are "broken," meaning every - EVERY! - study that uses lab mice to prove a product is safe is basically a joke.


Saw this bumper sticker some years ago - "Cancer is hereditary in laboratory mice."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (HaL55)

50 @Jordan61 12:12
"As to where to go, that is the question. We're thinking maybe east Tennessee or maybe South Carolina."

All the news seems to indicate South Carolina is turning. I think it will be purple in 5-10 years.

Posted by: squid_hunt at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (Ectld)

51 I'm feeling particularly melanin guilty today. I think I'll chop off my feet.

Posted by: Evergreen Comfort Co-ed at June 06, 2020 12:16 PM (EgshT)

52 I don't kneel for anyone or anything except my Lord and savior. And I don't kneel as a sign of disrespect for my country and flag. Even if I did hate my country, kneeling is just a stupid useless signaling for lemmings.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 12:16 PM (2DOZq)

53 Bret Weinstein is an interesting guy.

His research involves the theory that all of our lab mice are "broken," meaning every - EVERY! - study that uses lab mice to prove a product is safe is basically a joke.

Posted by: RKae at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (3gjZm)


Why can't they just use political prisoners like more progressive societies?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 12:17 PM (1g7ch)

54 I weep over all of the losses - - intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, freedom of association. Our campus dean asked that we be extra careful to be non-political, and I know he means well but I also realize that spouting leftism is not perceived as political, while not spouting leftism is the kind of political "statement" that will get you into trouble.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 12:17 PM (clsJu)

55 Hate to break it to you, states had the equivalent of the EC, at the county level, to prevent large population areas from dominating state politics.

Expunged long ago by SCOTUS, about 1970 or near enough.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (B6WO/)

56 I have a suggestion for the NFL.. Since they are so enamored of kneeling when the National Anthem plays, why not play the whole game on their knees?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (Zmnko)

57 I have to be where it's warm. I've had enough of winter, ice storms, snow storms. My body feels better out in the desert because it's so dry. My arthritis isn't nearly as bad. I think we will end up where we originally thought, Fountain Hills, AZ. We considered Idaho or Wyoming but just can't stand the thought of winters there.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (dUJdY)

58 N.Y. Times has an op-ed today from a young black man telling his white friends to fuck off with their wimp sympathizing on social media. Said if you're not gonna bail out and pay legal fees of black arrestees and/or frog march your grandparents to a BLM rally, don't bother me. Fair enough. Deal. Nice knowing you.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (ja/kn)

59 How can any person who's not mentally disturbed and with an IQ above room temperature ever utter such a bizarre and idiotic thing? Completely alien and incomprehensible.

Posted by: rhomboid


Because the professional Right allowed the neo-marxist left to march through the institutions of the US unimpeded for the last 60 years, all the while claiming to be our voice.

What fucking joke.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (ZxG8D)

60 All the news seems to indicate South Carolina is turning. I think it will be purple in 5-10 years.
Posted by: squid_hunt at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (Ectld)

Bleh. Figures.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:19 PM (OzQGF)

61 House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that a bill granting statehood to Washington, DC, would be brought to the House floor this year.

virtual signal much do we?
What a fuckin waste of taxpayer time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:19 PM (85Gof)

62 White?
Female?
Uber guilty woke?

Cut off your clit in solidarity with the oppressed!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:19 PM (OnOT9)

63 As to where to go, that is the question. We're thinking maybe South Carolina.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:12 PM (OzQGF)

C'mon down.

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:20 PM (X/Pw5)

64 Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (dUJdY)

A lot of our family has ended up in AZ over the years, so that could be an option.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:20 PM (OzQGF)

65 A lot of our family has ended up in AZ over the years, so that could be an option.

Come Jan. 21' it will have 2 Dem Senators... I'm afraid it's too much like CA. for me

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:21 PM (Zmnko)

66 All the news seems to indicate South Carolina is turning. I think it will be purple in 5-10 years.

Posted by: squid_hunt at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (Ectld)


negative

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:21 PM (X/Pw5)

67 I strongly expect that when adjusted for contributing factors - individual "co-morbidities" (diabetes, obesity, pulmonary issues, etc), density and inter-generational nature of residential situation, maybe a few more - that fatality rates for C-19 among non-white examples will be ..... pretty much the same as the total population.

Sort of like when socio-economic "outcomes" are adjusted for things like unwed births, educational attainment, etc. - race pretty much disappears as an explanatory factor.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:21 PM (El6T/)

68 I want this school to fail so badly! But, it's funded by the State of Washington, so I imagine they'll keep it going even if there's only 10 students left on campus. Still, as money gets tight for the State (it will! Inslee is destroying the economy!) there's going to be a lot of Good Liberal Causes that want the remaining funds ever more then Evergreen does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:22 PM (Kpl3J)

69 Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:14 PM (+oVP5)

Excellent synopsis and it rings true to what I recall from a distance starting in the 60s because I was so obsessed after they stole the Washington Senators that I wanted to find out what made them tick.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:22 PM (y7DUB)

70 Recission - give Arlington and Alexandra back to DC

Posted by: Jean at June 06, 2020 12:23 PM (Aul1S)

71 A lot of our family has ended up in AZ over the years, so that could be an option.

It's slowly being invaded by libs but tell me a state that isn't. I think a small town in AZ away from Phoenix or Tucson and we will be fine. I was looking at all these small towns last night. LOL! There was one called Snowflake, population approx 5500.. very conservative leaning.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:23 PM (dUJdY)

72 Another movie that won't be made: State of Fear

Posted by: Jean at June 06, 2020 12:25 PM (Aul1S)

73 the CA GOP just kind of disappeared. Without a fight, and worst of all often with "oh, me too!", trying to be just that *little* bit less racist, less insane on rule of law, less idiotic on "environmental" issues. Pale pastel, in Reagan's great phrase (think it was his).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (El6T/)


That is inexcusable when you consider how many conservative areas are in that huge state.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:25 PM (y7DUB)

74 On the brighter side, I'm beginning to suspect that our college president has found Jesus or something. She had been appointed by the system president, who had been appointed by Hickenlooper. All kinds of baloney ensued. Plus, she was vicious and vindictive to anyone who crossed her.

But in the last couple of years, the Gideons have been allowed back on campus, our "diversity" training has been much less insane, and there has been less cultivation of student entitlement mentality.

I wonder.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 12:25 PM (clsJu)

75 The only thing blue in Idaho is the giant blue veiny diamond cutters on most of the guys...

Boise has some libs most of which are just virtue signaling whine moms that sit around at Twigs getting hammered with their fellow jackals after fucking their tennis pro, or gay guys who are so progressive they use a condom behind the park restroom

Oh, and the Boise newspaper editors are flaming ProgTards but their circulation has dropped so much they're considering going to online only...

Otherwise, just isolated phucstyx that are all mouth and virtue signaling.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:26 PM (OnOT9)

76 Yes. Ms. Iman is not on the side of destructive identity politics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 12:26 PM (+eVzC)

77 The whole "all Republicans are racist" thing runs very deep here. I have a feeling that won't change in the suburbs and cities for another generation, and only after some big failures by local and state Democrats.

That's another Big Lie that needs some serious pushback. It won't change until people start calling BS on those who spread it.

"All Republicans are racist? That's a lie and you know it." Every. Single. Time. It's. Said.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (HaL55)

78 AZ seems a particularly infuriating and sad case. But still I think in that zone where an actual *quality* GOP candidate has an advantage. McSally, well, yeah. But like every other incumbent, she had WH endorsement before the process barely got off the ground.

The governor indicates AZ GOP is trending toward the CA GOP extinction pattern. Empty chamber of commerce seat-warmer, in many ways. But vastly out-performed McSally last cycle, when she lost to the dingbat in boots.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (El6T/)

79 Can't we all just get it on, bang a gong?

Posted by: Evergreen Comfort Co-ed at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (EgshT)

80 Otherwise, just isolated phucstyx that are all mouth and virtue signaling.

Good to know... My Daughter and Family and my son were all considering it but heard the story of it becoming Lib too...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (Zmnko)

81 Being to told, or even asked, to kneel in front of a thug is to my mind the modern equivalent of early Christians being told to say Caesar is Lord. They couldn't do it because they recognized no Lord but Jesus.
Kneeling in front of anyone is not just a simple go along to get along thing. At least not to my mind.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

82 Again, the ultimate locus of negligence is the Washington State Legislature. The necessary measures to repair Evergreen could be enacted by state law, although some measures might require amendments to the state constitution. They Just. Do. Not. Feel. Like. It.

Posted by: Art Deco at June 06, 2020 12:28 PM (1BrBu)

83 If you are bored today, either as a byproduct of lethargy, hangover or forced internment by blue state COVID-stasi, you might enjoy spending an hour with this podcast.

It is an intellectual investigation of woke intersectionalism as a false religion by way of comparison to the Christian world view.

It examines, among other things, corporate repentance as pertains to white privilege, the surrendering of national history as a result of anachronistic world view and many other current topics as it meanders through a somewhat holistic examining of the entire crisis we are experiencing in American society.

Much of it will be an echo chamber for what is routinely discussed here, but it is well put together, logically sound and puts words to what I think a lot of us think about where we are and how we got here.

https://tinyurl.com/ych7lao5

My apologies that this comment is not exactly "on-topic", but much of what Evergreen State experienced is much of what the podcast investigates, so I thought it might be pertinent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 12:28 PM (QW9VZ)

84 Just saw some very heartening(is that a word?) photos of Trump's motorcade in Maine today. Loads of people lining the roadway with signs, flags, hats, not afraid to show their support. He should start having rallies again.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 12:28 PM (QzF6i)

85 Oh yippee, the world is celebrating the wonderfulness of G.F.
Boy Scout, Choir Boy, humanitarian.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:29 PM (6f16T)

86 This is what Progressive Democrats want to happen to America.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:02 PM (HaL55)

I agree, Evergreen was an early practice run for their model.

I also think it's clear; Evergreen cannot be reformed, and it is a huge waste of effort and resources to try. The rot goes way too deep - Evergreen needs to be defunded and destroyed, the buildings burned down, the ground they stood on sowed with salt. It is foolish for us to have any other goal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:29 PM (Kpl3J)

87 All the news seems to indicate South Carolina is turning. I think it will be purple in 5-10 years.



Posted by: squid_hunt at June 06, 2020 12:15 PM (Ectld)





negative


Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:21 PM


===

People have been saying that about Texas for a decade, and it ain't happened.


The local paper had a story the other day on how biden is in a position to win Texas. Just like they had an article in 2016 about hillary sweeping the State.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at June 06, 2020 12:29 PM (JUOKG)

88
Come Jan. 21' it will have 2 Dem Senators... I'm afraid it's too much like CA. for me
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 12:21 PM (Zmnko)

The great irony is that, on balance, they'll still be more conservative than Flake and McCain.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:29 PM (Kpl3J)

89 Tropical storm heading to New Orleans next couple days, prepare according.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:29 PM (6f16T)

90 North Alabama is nice. Popo shut the attempted protest down. Hard. In Huntsville. Lots of technical jobs here too. Even more manufacturing jobs.

Cost of living is very equitable .
Posted by: BifBewalski

Is it hot there ?

I hate the heat.

I hate the heat with a hot hate.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 12:30 PM (arJlL)

91 55 Hate to break it to you, states had the equivalent of the EC, at the county level, to prevent large population areas from dominating state politics.

Expunged long ago by SCOTUS, about 1970 or near enough.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (B6WO/)

Sounds like a Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That can and should be overturned.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at June 06, 2020 12:30 PM (rKIct)

92 I'm somewhat surprised there are no college presidents who are concerned this endless surrendering to the demands of brain damaged children is not serving anybody.
In particular it is not benefiting those screamers.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:30 PM (Uu+Jp)

93 Ms. Iman seems of sound mind and sound body.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 06, 2020 12:30 PM (r+sAi)

94 https://tinyurl.com/ych7lao5

My apologies that this comment is not exactly "on-topic", but much of what Evergreen State experienced is much of what the podcast investigates, so I thought it might be pertinent.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 12:28 PM (QW9VZ)

no apologies necessary, I look forward to watching it!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (Kpl3J)

95 Evergreen College out-of-state tuition is only $24k (!) and their acceptance rate is a crazy high 96% (!!).

I feel like those two data points explain everything.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (+oVP5)

96 >>> 55 Hate to break it to you, states had the equivalent of the EC, at the county level, to prevent large population areas from dominating state politics.

Expunged long ago by SCOTUS, about 1970 or near enough.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (B6WO/)

WUT??? Any idea of the name? Yet another thing trashed by a leftist court...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (GOEtc)

97 Capt Hate, there are still GOP areas - Devin Nunes is from one of them. I mean, real GOP, as in not some sad paler version of the Dem freak-show, still exists. And of course many such voters actually exist - even in coastal areas. Of course they're outnumbered, but in side/side with the worst moonbats, the numbers probably aren't as bad as one would assume.

But there's no fight, no organization, no seriousness, no *choice* usually offered.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (El6T/)

98 I thank God every day that hubs and I decided to sell everything and begin our rv life early. We are never in a big city, right now i am at our dining table, drinking coffee, looking out at cornfields, kids playing at the waterpark in the campground, going to be having drinks and grilling out tonight. Tomorrow we head for the Black Hills in South Dakota. We are so far removed from crazy that it seems like another country. We watch the crazies and are heartbroken for the country. But we are still free and we will not kneel.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (x6O5L)

99 Evergreen College out-of-state tuition is only $24k (!) and their acceptance rate is a crazy high 96% (!!).

I feel like those two data points explain everything.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (+oVP5)

Ever see the movie " Accepted"
Need I say more

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (85Gof)

100 Is it hot there ?

I hate the heat.

I hate the heat with a hot hate.
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 12:30 PM (arJlL)

You can drink the air. I may be tarring with too wide a brush, but that has been my experience with pretty much everything east of Dallas until you get to Florida.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (A5zUN)

101 95 Evergreen College out-of-state tuition is only $24k (!) and their acceptance rate is a crazy high 96% (!!).

I feel like those two data points explain everything.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (+oVP5)

What would an Evergreen graduate get in return for that $24,000?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

102 I have to be where it's warm. I've had enough of winter, ice storms, snow storms. My body feels better out in the desert because it's so dry. My arthritis isn't nearly as bad. I think we will end up where we originally thought, Fountain Hills, AZ. We considered Idaho or Wyoming but just can't stand the thought of winters there.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (dUJdY)

When it's nice here (spring and fall) it's REALLY nice. But the winters last too long and the summers are plagued by fires and smoke. I honestly was ready to leave after two years here, but hubs wanted to stay.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (OzQGF)

103 What would an Evergreen graduate get in return for that $24,000?
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

Probably decent grass and VD

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (85Gof)

104 What would an Evergreen graduate get in return for that $24,000?
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

Welfare check, IBT card and money on the sly from antifa?

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (ONvIw)

105 Colleges seems to me have surrendered to to inmates since the 60s, somehow since then those coming to do the learning are the ones doing the teaching and the universities are going along with it.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (6f16T)

106 I also think it's clear; Evergreen cannot be reformed, and it is a huge waste of effort and resources to try. The rot goes way too deep - Evergreen needs to be defunded and destroyed, the buildings burned down, the ground they stood on sowed with salt. It is foolish for us to have any other goal.


You forgot the scattering of the bricks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (HaL55)

107 @96: "WUT??? Any idea of the name? Yet another thing trashed by a leftist court..."

From wikipedia on "one man one vote":

"However, in Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186 (1962) the United States Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren overturned the previous decision in Colegrove holding that malapportionment claims under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment were not exempt from judicial review under Article IV, Section 4, as the equal protection issue in this case was separate from any political questions. The 'one person, one vote' doctrine, which requires electoral districts to be apportioned according to population, thus making each district roughly equal in population, was further cemented by Warren Court in the landmark cases that followed Baker, including Gray v. Sanders, 372 U.S. 368 (1963) which concerned the County Unit System in Georgia, Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964) which concerned state legislature districts, Wesberry v. Sanders, 376 U.S. 1 (1964) which concerned U.S. Congressional districts and Avery v. Midland County, 390 U.S. 474 (196 which concerned local government districts."

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (+oVP5)

108 I thought I read somewhere evergreen was in danger of going belly up?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:34 PM (85Gof)

109 (Pixy really should get rid of the sunglasses smiley.)

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:34 PM (+oVP5)

110 Eh the rot at Evergreen has spread to the other state colleges in western Washington. UW and WWU are all in with BLM and Antifa sending out solidarity emails as fast as they can.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 06, 2020 12:34 PM (UNyae)

111 Hit the landfill.

A successful dump !

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 12:35 PM (fDIwz)

112 Media = cheap old dirty carnival + dick glitter.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 12:35 PM (pB6Gt)

113 Is Evergreen not one of those colleges that has always served the progressive cause?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

114 sharon, the route in PA when Trump made his visit to the medical products company recently had similar, maybe bigger, crowds. PA - obviously a critical state.

Of course we'll see, but nobody should be surprised *if* Trump wins, and wins bigly, in November. The current type of toxic insanity, historically, has never helped the side most associated with it.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)

115 81 Being to told, or even asked, to kneel in front of a thug is to my mind the modern equivalent of early Christians being told to say Caesar is Lord. They couldn't do it because they recognized no Lord but Jesus.
Kneeling in front of anyone is not just a simple go along to get along thing. At least not to my mind.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

and to be fair, Christianity inherited that from Judaism, another faith which always refused that level of personal honors to any but G-d.

Kneeling is what subjects and slaves do, not what Free Men do for any other man. (that's why they're asking for it, of course)

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (Kpl3J)

116 @101: "What would an Evergreen graduate get in return for that $24,000?"

Unlimited cafeteria pass, several black hoodies, pink or purple hair dye, and a baseball bat.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (+oVP5)

117 Looks to me much more white than other at the DC protest being shown on Fox

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (6f16T)

118 Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (x6O5L)

That is another option we are seriously considering.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (OzQGF)

119 101 95 Evergreen College out-of-state tuition is only $24k (!) and their acceptance rate is a crazy high 96% (!!).

I feel like those two data points explain everything.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (+oVP5)

What would an Evergreen graduate get in return for that $24,000?
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

I seem to recall that their student body numbers dropped like a rock after the last go round.

If I had a son or daughter, I would either be pushing them into specific fields like engineering starting around 5 years old or so or to go to a trade school. If parents do the job and instill intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and finding out how to get info, most college can only hurt them.

A buddy of mine works for the state, but moved back to Bloomington, IN (IU) where we both went. He said the last 10 months there have been insane. It was always strange, but now it is like an island of insanity in the middle of nowhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:37 PM (A5zUN)

120 Looks to me much more white than other at the DC protest being shown on Fox

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (6f16T)

Out of towners?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:37 PM (X/Pw5)

121 Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:31 PM (El6T/)

Two Reasons I Like Devin Nunes

1. Paul Ryan did his best to sideline him
2. Patterico despises him

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:37 PM (y7DUB)

122 Evergreen had always been a state joke. A bunch of stoners making up their own majors, no grades, doing mushrooms with your professors...

They went off the rails a couple years ago. Too bad, my two bffs (until recently) are both greeners.

Meh.

I was here first. I'm not leaving.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 12:38 PM (U2p+3)

123 Looks to me much more white than other at the DC protest being shown on Fox
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:36 PM (6f16T)

Yup

And with that I will shut the fuck up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (85Gof)

124 Out of towners?
Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:37 PM (X/Pw5)

And lots of working from home donk bureaucrats

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (ONvIw)

125 Huh -- hubby just informed me there are protests scheduled for this small city. Nacogdoches? I mean honestly -- NACOGDOCHES?

Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (FbaiB)

126 Might be a big protest going on in Philadelphia also.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (6f16T)

127 "I was born a poor black child" ... The Jerk

"you mean I'm going to stay this color?"

There are certainly different cultures, but only partly tied/linked to race. Why did Ben Carson or Thomas Sowell emerge so successfully, and why are they hated by the black radicals as "Uncle Toms"? Democrat blacks demand all blacks follow them, since their black identity is their main credential. (Sharpton/Obama, various diversity hires like Judge Sullivan)


The Dem/Commie party is largely to blame ... after R's pushed through "Equal" rights, racist jerk LBJ was sure he could make the blacks vote Dem ... by making them dependent on government, apparently, and stirring up strife. Dems fought against "equal" rights, but turned on a dime to buy the "minority" vote via Special Rights, special rights LBJ would promise to deliver.


This recent attack on black communities by the Dems has perhaps woken more of the "silent majority" in the black community to the capricious pandering and destructive nature of such racist Dem political overlords. Dems demand black communities be made stronger, even as they support/fund the burning of the structures that strengthen those neighborhoods. There is no absence of malice with the Democrats pushing this destruction.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (Cus5s)

128 @119: "It was always strange, but now it is like an island of insanity in the middle of nowhere."

Indiana, Illinois, and many other states were wise to separate the major state university from both the state capital and biggest metro area. Maybe an accident of history in most cases, but still wise.

Minnesota? Not so much. Everything all together in one place.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (+oVP5)

129 Nacogdoches? I mean honestly -- NACOGDOCHES?
Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (FbaiB)

Honest question: how do you pronounce Nacogdoches?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

130 North Alabama is nice. Popo shut the attempted protest down. Hard. In Huntsville. Lots of technical jobs here too. Even more manufacturing jobs.

Cost of living is very equitable .
Posted by: BifBewalski

Is it hot there ?

I hate the heat.

I hate the heat with a hot hate.


Winters can be brutal in Huntspatch. The winter before we moved down here, we got a storm that dumped 4" of snow followed by 2" of ice. Lost power for a week, BBoy^2 and I were in the house shivering whilst the Daughter of Satan got taken to work at the hospital in a State Trooper car with ice chains on it. Killed all the fish in the aquarium and it was never right after that. Put everything that was in the fridge in a cooler on the back porch.

The year before that, it got down to 7 degrees, with a wind chill of -14.


I started to admire palm trees during that time. A lot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (HaL55)

131 Out of towners?
Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:37 PM (X/Pw5)


Jack Lemon and Sandy Dennis

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (85Gof)

132 125 Huh -- hubby just informed me there are protests scheduled for this small city. Nacogdoches? I mean honestly -- NACOGDOCHES?
Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (FbaiB)

It's seen as an inoculation against the violent woke.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (ONvIw)

133 125 Huh -- hubby just informed me there are protests scheduled for this small city. Nacogdoches? I mean honestly -- NACOGDOCHES?
Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (FbaiB)

Now, see that is a fine town name. I love Texas.

Fun to say. Nacogdoches. The G surprises you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (A5zUN)

134 Colleges seems to me have surrendered to to inmates since the 60s, somehow since then those coming to do the learning are the ones doing the teaching and the universities are going along with it.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:33 PM (6f16T)


I read an interesting article about Peter Thiel yesterday where he said we're right on the cusp of higher education crashing and burning and he plans on putting something better in its place.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (y7DUB)

135 Jordan, Jewells, anyone else... I am happy to help with relocation in any way, even if it's just toting boxes...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (GOEtc)

136 Of course we'll see, but nobody should be surprised
*if* Trump wins, and wins bigly, in November. The current type of toxic
insanity, historically, has never helped the side most associated with
it.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)
You know the saying....From your lips to God's ears.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (QzF6i)

137 I've read a lot about Evergreen. One graduate of Evergreen returned to visit an empty campus and of course tells of his time as a student there.
Professors started their classes with everyone standing and confessing their crimes of the day. When he was there, about half of the students went barefoot around campus. Standing at a urinal in piss, in of course the unisex restrooms. He goes on and on of what it was like, not to many years ago.
There has been talk of making the campus a homeless shelter. But its in a mostly rural setting and probably not very popular with the homeless, since there is on place to panhandle.

Posted by: Colin at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (30CAi)

138 Going for a bike ride, its nice outside, getting away from tv will be best for me.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 12:42 PM (6f16T)

139 I just saw that there's some crap troll posts on the end of JJ's column this morning that need to be deleted.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:42 PM (Kpl3J)

140 No normal white people live in DC. If the protest is all white by definition they are out-of-towners.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:42 PM (OnOT9)

141 I read an interesting article about Peter Thiel yesterday where he said we're right on the cusp of higher education crashing and burning and he plans on putting something better in its place.
Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (y7DUB)

Let's try math, science, history (use old texts) and classical literature. Let's get rid of "social" science, "studies" and "found art"

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (ONvIw)

142 The reason I ask about the pronunciation of Nacogdoches is that I occasionally watch YouTube channel It's a Southern Thing.
They have challenges asking southerners to pronounce the names of southern cities.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

143 Eric Weinstein is infuriating with stage 3 TDS.

He can be counted on to assert Trump's "dogwhistles". An assertion that would bear zero scrutiny in a debate, and exactly the thing that got him fired.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (LxTcq)

144 Indiana, Illinois, and many other states were wise to separate the major state university from both the state capital and biggest metro area. Maybe an accident of history in most cases, but still wise.

Minnesota? Not so much. Everything all together in one place.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:40 PM (+oVP5)

IU is weird (IUS Indiana State University is something else.) I remember the first time I went there. You are driving through backwoods Indiana for around an hour, far away from major cities. Backroads. Through towns named: Gnaw Bone. Cairo. and Nashville. Then all of a sudden you find a city of 30,000 people.

You may be right though. It is like taking explosives out in the desert in case they go off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:44 PM (A5zUN)

145 I just saw that there's some crap troll posts on the end of JJ's column this morning that need to be deleted.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:42 PM (Kpl3J)

Par for the course especially for cowards and asshoes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:44 PM (85Gof)

146 You forgot the scattering of the bricks.

Now is not a good time to do that.

Posted by: 🐧 at June 06, 2020 12:44 PM (qibYB)

147 He can be counted on to assert Trump's "dogwhistles". An assertion that would bear zero scrutiny in a debate, and exactly the thing that got him fired.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (LxTcq)

Why can these "dog whistles" only be heard by Tapper and the rest of the media left?

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (ONvIw)

148 I read an interesting article about Peter Thiel yesterday where he said we're right on the cusp of higher education crashing and burning and he plans on putting something better in its place.
Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (y7DUB)

Peter Thiel is one of the very few wealthy people who is actually both intelligent and very independent minded. He's absolutely right; our current education system, in toto, has become so corrupted that it can no longer be saved, not as it is. It must be destroyed, and something else created to take its place. It used to just be neutral, but it has become a great force for Evil, sucking the life out of the nation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (Kpl3J)

149 The good news is WI barber won his case. I guess all the judges on the bench were sick of having bedhead.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (6GiCM)

150 Hate to break it to you, states had the equivalent of the EC, at the
county level, to prevent large population areas from dominating state
politics.


Any idea of what the decision was? Something like that could even save Illinois.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (oVJmc)

151 Why can these "dog whistles" only be heard by Tapper and the rest of the media left?

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (ONvIw)

They're the dogs.

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:46 PM (X/Pw5)

152 142 The reason I ask about the pronunciation of Nacogdoches is that I occasionally watch YouTube channel It's a Southern Thing.
They have challenges asking southerners to pronounce the names of southern cities.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

I was always taught (Na-Ko-do-shes.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:46 PM (A5zUN)

153 ...the primary organising principle of human interaction is power.

And marksmanship.

But mostly marksmanship.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 12:46 PM (axyOa)

154 I'm out too. Going to go brave the heat.
Have a great day all. Life is too short to grump the whole day.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (QzF6i)

155 Let's try math, science, history (use old texts) and classical literature. Let's get rid of "social" science, "studies" and "found art"
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (ONvIw)


Even as an undergrad from 67-72, I could tell they were watering down the value of a degree with phony trendy majors like Environmental Science.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (y7DUB)

156 Now is not a good time to do that.


Good point, Mr. or Ms. Penguin Person (as the case may be).

That is a penguin, isn't it? Darn these 29-yr-old eyes...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (HaL55)

157 So far a massive crowd of Xbox live subscribers in DC... fools

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (aR6C/)

158
We pronounce it Nak-uh-DOE-chis. Or Nac, a lot of the time.

Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (FbaiB)

159 Vitamin D is kept behind the counter at stores. You can only get it with a secret handshake. Or go outside.

Posted by: klaftern at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (RuIsu)

160 154 I'm out too. Going to go brave the heat.
Have a great day all. Life is too short to grump the whole day.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (QzF6i)

Very true. A point that has been driven home rather starkly for me this week. And I've let way too much of it slide down the drain as it is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

161 willowed from last thread


Chip and Joanna Gaines company Magnolia, not only fired up the virtue signal but also promised corporate race cult training aka HR brainwashing sessions for employees and gave 200k to the NAACP.


Guess shiplap is racist now.too.


Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (luzVb)

162 I got your vitamin D right here...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

163 Even as an undergrad from 67-72, I could tell they were watering down the value of a degree with phony trendy majors like Environmental Science.
Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (y7DUB)

That BS should have been shut down. Damn Nixon for the EPA

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (ONvIw)

164 Nobody mowing today?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (X/Pw5)

165 @150: "Any idea of what the decision was? Something like that could even save Illinois."

See 107.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (+oVP5)

166 And that girl in that picture is beautiful.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 12:49 PM (luzVb)

167 158
We pronounce it Nak-uh-DOE-chis. Or Nac, a lot of the time.
Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:47 PM (FbaiB)

She probably explained it better. But that right there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:50 PM (A5zUN)

168 For real though... does the left really think that *de-fund the police* is a winning... "strategy"?
I don't get any of this at all.
Trump is in Maine today and tonight I hope?
Can't help but think the media is praying for our President to get the Ambassador Stevens..
SICK

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 12:50 PM (aR6C/)

169 Any recommendations on compact 8 by 20-something binoculars and orienteering compasses? I used to swear by Brunton's but they turned Chinese and quality control went to absolute complete shit

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:50 PM (OnOT9)

170 Fun to say. Nacogdoches. The G surprises you.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (A5zUN)

There are actually twin cities, supposedly named after two Indian brothers, in reality both named after the same Caddo tribe that used to live there: Natchitoches, La, and Nacagdoches, Tx.

Natchitoches = Nack-oh-tish
Nagogdoches = Nack-uh-docious

Nacogdoches, besides being a very lovely little town and the home of Stephen F. Austin University, is also where JFK and Elvis ended up in a nursing home and had to battle Bubba-Hotep.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:50 PM (Kpl3J)

171 162 I got your vitamin D right here...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

I was going to yell 'THAT's NOT VITAMIN D!!!!'. then realized you made a dick joke. Sorry, just woke up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (A5zUN)

172 Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

I was always taught (Na-Ko-do-shes.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Yes, brother went to college there, Aetius says it like my brother.

Posted by: MikeM at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (Ns5Qc)

173 Evergreen State in WA and Oberlin in OH are both bulldozer ripe campuses. I'm certain there are others.


Posted by: Von Thurn the Defenestrator



I'll bring the salt to scatter afterwards.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (axyOa)

174 I did not recognize the lady. Is she Bowie's Iman?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (A5zUN)

175 Nobody mowing today?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (X/Pw5)


That started a 8 am around here. But it seems to be all done now, and now everyone is suppose to go downtown in the city for the endless BLM meetings. /s

Posted by: Colin at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (30CAi)

176 Just an FYI for the COBs it got pretty ugly in JJs thread towards the end of it

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 12:52 PM (IYHxL)

177 135 Jordan, Jewells, anyone else... I am happy to help with relocation in any way, even if it's just toting boxes...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 12:41 PM (GOEtc)

Thanks, Helena!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:52 PM (OzQGF)

178 Nobody mowing today?

Posted by: BignJames



Yup. As soon as my Latino yard crew arrive.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 12:52 PM (axyOa)

179 I don't know the name of the decision, something something about "one man one vote".

Each county sent the same number of state reps regardless of population. I think that was part of it. It is true that Iowa, maybe 99 counties aren't necessary. A lot of things were platted out when horse and buggy were the norm. As it is consolidation of schools and other regional infrastructure is the norm, because the tax base isn't there.

But the principle at the state level was just as sound as the EC is nationally.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 12:52 PM (B6WO/)

180 I bet there are lots of riot crashers like the Wedding Crashers.

The food sucks but we come here for the ass.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (pB6Gt)

181 and gave 200k to the NAACP.

Always throwing money down these central authorities, reinforcing the organizations that have failed for decades and produce nothing but fat salaries for their board members and continuing political grifting.

How about giving some money INSTEAD to helping burned-out businesses rebuild instead of filling the pocket of race pimps?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (oVJmc)

182 Yeah, I gotta go do stuff myself.


Y'all have fun and try to not destroy the place.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (HaL55)

183 122. nurse ratched you have my utmost respect. Here's me getting queasy at the sight of 3 boarded up retailers in my little burg, and you in contrast making your way through hostiles every work day.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (6GiCM)

184 https://bit.ly/30mo4DU
*******
Just moments ago, here in DC. Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team swear in as temporary U.S. Marshals in support of citizens at the Nation's Capital.
********
Just when you think you have all the answers, He changes the questions

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (uQFnR)

185 174 I did not recognize the lady. Is she Bowie's Iman?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:51 PM (A5zUN)

No.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (NWiLs)

186 Tucker's show last night is worth the watch. Compares BLM to a religious cult.

https://tinyurl.com/yawp3clp

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (luzVb)

187 For real though... does the left really think that *de-fund the police* is a winning... "strategy"?

By 'defund the police' they mean 'replace them.' And consider what they will replace them with.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:54 PM (oVJmc)

188 Supercalifragilisticexpinacogdoches!

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos at June 06, 2020 12:54 PM (3DZIZ)

189 Magnolia equals Danegeld

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (OnOT9)

190 Really need to get out and pull weeks, but it rained all morning and is still sloppy out there.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (UPF6H)

191 No.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (NWiLs)

Ok. Makes sense. The hair was throwing me off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (A5zUN)

192 Peter Thiel is a gay tech billionaire with a law degree who went to Stanford. And he supports Trump.

Therefore he is an un-person to the left.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (AJ2LA)

193 By 'defund the police' they mean 'replace them.' And consider what they will replace them with.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:54 PM (oVJmc)

Fully armed Karens.....beware!

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (X/Pw5)

194 The blackmail fraud being committed by these "black" organization and the guilt buy in by these weak kneed companies make jessie jackson and sharpton look like rank amatuers.

What a haul is gong on. LOL
Suckers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (85Gof)

195 Can't help but think the media is praying for our President to get the Ambassador Stevens..
SICK
Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 12:50 PM (aR6C/)

Spooky that you say that, because that image has been stuck in my head for the last two days.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:56 PM (OzQGF)

196 190 Really need to get out and pull weeks, but it rained all morning and is still sloppy out there.
Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (UPF6H)

Thinking of heading to a new (to me) gun shelter and adopting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:56 PM (A5zUN)

197 191 No.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:53 PM (NWiLs)

Ok. Makes sense. The hair was throwing me off.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:55 PM (A5zUN)

Plus, Iman is around 65 years old now.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (NWiLs)

198 Evergreen State in WA and Oberlin in OH are both bulldozer ripe campuses. I'm certain there are others.


Posted by: Von Thurn the Defenestrator



I'll bring the salt to scatter afterwards.
Posted by: Diogenes

---

No salt needed.

Nobody's going to build anything, nor will anything grow on an idiot burial ground.

Posted by: RKae at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (3gjZm)

199 @176: "176 Just an FYI for the COBs it got pretty ugly in JJs thread towards the end of it"

I'm pretty sure there's a deliberate effort to sabotage AoSHQ by adding obnoxiously racist comments to threads, but only after everyone's moved onto new posts, so those comments are likely to go unnoticed.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (+oVP5)

200 Spooky that you say that, because that image has been stuck in my head for the last two days.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 12:56 PM (OzQGF)

'IF' that were to happen, things would have to get sporty. And I mean that as 'We would have no other choice.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (A5zUN)

201 125 Huh -- hubby just informed me there are protests scheduled for this small city. Nacogdoches? I mean honestly -- NACOGDOCHES?
Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:39 PM (FbaiB)

Maybe the college has something to do with it?
But yeah, smh.

Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (bo8pf)

202 Plus, Iman is around 65 years old now.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (NWiLs)

She would be, wouldn't she? Where the hell does the time go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (A5zUN)

203 200 Spooky that you say that, because that image has been stuck in my head for the last two days.


Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you

Try getting THAT out of your head!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

204 Jordan, Jewells, anyone else... I am happy to help with relocation in any way, even if it's just toting boxes...

Thanks love! I will remember your kind offer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (dUJdY)

205 Yeah, they call Nac a city, but I'd class it more as a small town, myself. And the other one in Louisiana was pronounced NACH-i-tosh when we were at Bossier, but that was a lot of years ago.

Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (FbaiB)

206 @193: "Fully armed Karens.....beware!"

Armed with an official citation book and nextdoor.com accounts!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:59 PM (+oVP5)

207 202 Plus, Iman is around 65 years old now.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (NWiLs)

She would be, wouldn't she? Where the hell does the time go?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (A5zUN)

Right down the toilet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:59 PM (NWiLs)

208
Through towns named: Gnaw Bone. Cairo. and Nashville. Then all of a sudden you find a city of 30,000 people.

You may be right though. It is like taking explosives out in the desert in case they go off.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


I heard there were protests in downtown Seymour.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 12:59 PM (aKsyK)

209 I'm pretty sure there's a deliberate effort to sabotage AoSHQ by adding obnoxiously racist comments to threads, but only after everyone's moved onto new posts, so those comments are likely to go unnoticed.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 12:57 PM (+oVP5)

May need to expand the 'Post on old threads, get banned.' option. Might catch a lot of gold with the dross though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 12:59 PM (A5zUN)

210 Peter Thiel is one of the very few wealthy people who is actually both intelligent and very independent minded. He's absolutely right; our current education system, in toto, has become so corrupted that it can no longer be saved, not as it is. It must be destroyed, and something else created to take its place. It used to just be neutral, but it has become a great force for Evil, sucking the life out of the nation.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 12:45 PM (Kpl3J)


The only other really intelligent person I've heard weigh in on education matters (a field where Bill Ayers is held in high regard and DR JILL) was Leon Botstein. Leon's kind of nutty as you would expect from Bard College, but at an orientation program for incoming students he gave his honest appraisal of any schools parents requested his opinion about. Holy fuck did he get Antioch and Oberlin right, and this was in 1994.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 01:00 PM (y7DUB)

211 161 If you notice none of their donations went to BLM, rather to local community outfit and a college fund. They are in the process of launching their own network, so they have to be a Good Corporate Neighbor.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:00 PM (6GiCM)

212 Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you

Try getting THAT out of your head!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

I hate it when you do that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:00 PM (OzQGF)

213 When I was in college, one of my favorite professors was a real hardcore leftie. But he welcomed and encouraged debate from students. He'd also point out what he was teaching had an opposing point of view and would recommend things to read that gave that opposing POV. It was fun, and I learned a lot by being exposed to both sides of the story.

Today that is something that doesn't exist on campus.

I was in college in the 90s, but fuck it may have well been 1000 years ago.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:00 PM (AJ2LA)

214 I heard there were protests in downtown Seymour.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 12:59 PM (aKsyK)

Seymour?! Really. Come on guys. There is not much there besides a town square and a pool supply store.

I remember looking at a corvette there when I was a kid. It was just the fiberglass shell. Love the Mako body style.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:01 PM (A5zUN)

215 Maybe the college has something to do with it?
But yeah, smh.
Posted by: Sal at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (bo8pf)

oh yeah, the college has a lot to do with it. And specifically, having several thousand 18, 19, and 20 year olds who've all been told to sit around for 2 1/2 months and do nothing, even though they had absolutely ZERO chance of dying from the great scary disease, has a whole LOT to do with it. Suddenly they've all been handed a socially acceptable means to get out and vent all that frustration.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (Kpl3J)

216 A San Diego "activist" who attended the riots in Minneapolis and was in contact with Floyd's family has tested positive for Wuhan flu. Of course, it's the fault of systemic racism and Trump.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (HabA/)

217 You know, there is a much better way to solve some of these problems in blighted areas. Jobs are the best antidote to idle protesters. Encourage rich libs, instead of giving money to terrorists, to use the money to build infrastructure and put factories in these areas. Those libs and the people they employ will insist on holding on to their stuff and demand that police not be disbanded. Giving danegeld to poverty pimps just encourages more.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (/kOuz)

218 And that girl in that picture is beautiful.


Watch some of the videos shot during the Evergreen "student" meetings. The girls where the loudest and most woke ones there. Screaming at the unbelievers, and looking downright scary.

Posted by: Colin at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (30CAi)

219 161 Chip and Joanna Gaines company Magnolia, not only fired up the virtue signal but also promised corporate race cult training aka HR brainwashing sessions for employees and gave 200k to the NAACP.

Guess shiplap is racist now.too.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 12:48 PM (luzVb)


Disappointing, to say the least

Posted by: Marybeth at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (x285+)

220 "Fully armed Karens.....beware!"

Armed with an official citation book and nextdoor.com accounts!

Posted by: Walter Freeman



I wonder if Karen's pen is faster than 2200fps?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (axyOa)

221 213 When I was in college, one of my favorite professors was a real hardcore leftie. But he welcomed and encouraged debate from students. He'd also point out what he was teaching had an opposing point of view and would recommend things to read that gave that opposing POV. It was fun, and I learned a lot by being exposed to both sides of the story.

Today that is something that doesn't exist on campus.

I was in college in the 90s, but fuck it may have well been 1000 years ago.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:00 PM (AJ2LA)

Same here. Had a hardcore leftist political science professor
(imagine that!) who kept his views out of the coursework and grading processes. I aced his classes. I have a hard time imagining that happening anywhere anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (NWiLs)

222 Politico has a piece on rural areas getting into the BLM riots. Their example of a "rural" area? Boise, Idaho. LOL Boise is a city of something like 800K including the suburbs, is the state capital and home of a huge state university. And you know, like total rural.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (AJ2LA)

223 Baseball bat lesbians are the worst...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (OnOT9)

224 Kallisto,

You're a gem. But I'm nothing special. There's a lot of folks who are just keeping their heads up, working hard and not bowing. I do have to keep my mouth shut, and that's why this place, with the Horde, is so comforting.

Seattle is my home. I was here first. I grew up here. And I'm not leaving.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 01:04 PM (U2p+3)

225 Seattle is my home. I was here first. I grew up here. And I'm not leaving.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 01:04 PM (U2p+3)

You aren't? That's not the impression I got from all your earlier comments.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:05 PM (NWiLs)

226 The American education system is nationalized child abuse. It's been like that for a couple generations now. We're seeing the effect, and it'll get worse before it gets better. Maybe young kids (14 and below). living through this...and what's to come...will end up rejecting it all and reclaim a reason based approach to social order. If enough of them survive, or aren't functionally enslaved.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:05 PM (ja/kn)

227 198 Evergreen State in WA and Oberlin in OH are both bulldozer ripe campuses. I'm certain there are others.


Posted by: Von Thurn the Defenestrator

They are two of the 2nd and 3rd tier colleges that are the ones who will suffer the aftereffects of the Kung Flu hysteria. The Ivies will be fine, unfortunately.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:05 PM (HabA/)

228 222 Politico has a piece on rural areas getting into the BLM riots. Their example of a "rural" area? Boise, Idaho. LOL Boise is a city of something like 800K including the suburbs, is the state capital and home of a huge state university. And you know, like total rural.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (AJ2LA)

Because, IDAHO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:05 PM (OzQGF)

229 When I was in college, one of my favorite professors was a real hardcore leftie. But he welcomed and encouraged debate from students. He'd also point out what he was teaching had an opposing point of view and would recommend things to read that gave that opposing POV. It was fun, and I learned a lot by being exposed to both sides of the story.

Today that is something that doesn't exist on campus.

I was in college in the 90s, but fuck it may have well been 1000 years ago.

Posted by: Not Amused



Ditto...back in the 70's. Great prof, he started day one of class by saying "I am a Marxist Anarchist." We went from there. Great discussions and one of the best classes I had at school. He particularly loved it when I wore my ROTC uniform to class. Viet Nam was still going and the chats were great.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:06 PM (axyOa)

230 Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you

Try getting THAT out of your head!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

For once, that did not go off in my head. The song was never 'catchy' to me. Creepy might be more the word.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:06 PM (A5zUN)

231 227 198 Evergreen State in WA and Oberlin in OH are both bulldozer ripe campuses. I'm certain there are others.


Posted by: Von Thurn the Defenestrator

They are two of the 2nd and 3rd tier colleges that are the ones who will suffer the aftereffects of the Kung Flu hysteria. The Ivies will be fine, unfortunately.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:05 PM (HabA/)

The "Ivy League" schools should be first on the bulldozer list.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:06 PM (NWiLs)

232 Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (AJ2LA)

Not Surprised either?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (X/Pw5)

233 What I find amazing is the protests are increasingly resembling the Chinese Cultural Revolution - demanding physical manifestations of submission (kneeling), the insistence that no one is allowed to abstain from expressing the Correct Opinion about the protests, etc.

I expect this to escalate to "struggle sessions" where recalcitrants and class enemies are dragged out and forced to publicly confess their sins.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (I2/tG)

234 Sitting here going thru all of moms cards that she saved. ugh... how do you throw these away?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (dUJdY)

235 Politico has a piece on rural areas getting into the BLM riots. Their example of a "rural" area? Boise, Idaho. LOL Boise is a city of something like 800K including the suburbs, is the state capital and home of a huge state university. And you know, like total rural.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (AJ2LA)

Because, IDAHO.

Posted by: Jordan61



My son-in-law's mother sent some pictures of Casper WY from the other night. Ahhhh...won't be any riots there.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (axyOa)

236 I wonder how many lefties have examined leftwing thought, carefully considered alternatives and said, yep, this is what I believe?
How many have just simply swallowed what the lying media and brainwashing professors have told them?
How many just go along, just because everybody else they know is going along?

I honestly believe that conservatives older than, say, 20, have actually been forced to examine their beliefs.

The imbecilic media, of course, says conservatives are the ones in a bubble who have never thought things through.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 01:08 PM (Uu+Jp)

237 The evergreen campus would make a fine lockdown mental health hospital facility so we could reinstitutionalize some of these legitimately horrendously ill people.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 01:08 PM (OnOT9)

238 Test

Posted by: Vic at June 06, 2020 01:08 PM (mpXpK)

239 For the Farscape fans.

https://tinyurl.com/yauxo9bc

Gigi Edgley "Chiana" in a neat little sci-fi short. SFW but damn she has an incredible body.


And she's 42!

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (luzVb)

240 233 What I find amazing is the protests are increasingly resembling the Chinese Cultural Revolution - demanding physical manifestations of submission (kneeling), the insistence that no one is allowed to abstain from expressing the Correct Opinion about the protests, etc.

I expect this to escalate to "struggle sessions" where recalcitrants and class enemies are dragged out and forced to publicly confess their sins.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (I2/tG)

Good parallel. Not really a parallel though, but a roadmap for these guys.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (A5zUN)

241 For real though... does the left really think that *de-fund the police* is a winning... "strategy"?
I don't get any of this at all.

Posted by: Getcha Pull


The Left thinks they are at the precipice of a great summit. Fortunately, they're not.

Getting Biden on record backing such a thing would ruin their entire slate of candidates this year. The US is not ok with such a stupid fucking idea.

So, silver linings and all.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (ZxG8D)

242 234 Sitting here going thru all of moms cards that she saved. ugh... how do you throw these away?
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (dUJdY)

1. Place in a stack.
2. Pick up stack.
3. While holding the stack, walk to garbage can.
4. Place stack in garbage can. If the can has a lid, open it first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

243 In response to anti-police riots, the police were stood down at Evergreen. Those who made the demand said they would replace the police with community patrols. My family lived through the aftermath so you don't have to.



I would not recommend a "community patrol" come into my community.
Ever.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (axyOa)

244 Small towns are being intentionally targeted for these protests.

Takin' it to the white racists in their enclaves, is I think the theory behind it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (3D/fK)

245 I hear colleges have lots of pussy.

Posted by: Big Daddy From Cincinatti at June 06, 2020 01:10 PM (l3+k2)

246 PDT Is at Normandy

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 01:10 PM (uQFnR)

247 222 Politico has a piece on rural areas getting into the BLM riots. Their example of a "rural" area? Boise, Idaho. LOL Boise is a city of something like 800K including the suburbs, is the state capital and home of a huge state university. And you know, like total rural.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:03 PM (AJ2LA)

Any place in flyover country is "rural" to them.

And there are protests and then there are protests. I was dismayed to hear that there was one in my 'burb yesterday. It's majority white but not exclusively so. My sis was at the library on the small main street where it was held. A couple of hundred people held virtue signaling signs and some black girl gave a little Hallmark card speech and that was it. The libs went home feeling they had done their bit for racial justice and no windows were smashed.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (HabA/)

248 239 For the Farscape fans.

https://tinyurl.com/yauxo9bc

Gigi Edgley "Chiana" in a neat little sci-fi short. SFW but damn she has an incredible body.


And she's 42!

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (luzVb)

The answer to life, the universe and everything!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (NWiLs)

249 244 Small towns are being intentionally targeted for these protests.

Takin' it to the white racists in their enclaves, is I think the theory behind it.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (3D/fK)

____

McAllen, TX is almost all Hispanic. The protestors are all white. It's almost as if they're out of towned bused in to fuck shit up.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (AJ2LA)

250 Not so crazy about Jo Gaines' design sense either. It's just a bunch of distressed artifacts or big letters on a wall. I borrowed the Magnolia magazine from the library, nothing impressive about it. Also there were these articles about psychobabble bullshit, I guess Joanna now fancies herself a Wine Mom Guru or something. Stick to your Nouveau Pier 1 style, Jo. Dance with the one what brung ya.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (6GiCM)

251 243 In response to anti-police riots, the police were stood down at Evergreen. Those who made the demand said they would replace the police with community patrols. My family lived through the aftermath so you don't have to.



I would not recommend a "community patrol" come into my community.
Ever.
Posted by: Diogenes

HOA Hell on steroids

Posted by: Jean at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (B7KlG)

252 Good parallel. Not really a parallel though, but a roadmap for these guys.

Also, the view that if you are in a disfavored social group (white people), you are collectively responsible for anything that a member of your group does.

If I held my black neighbors responsible for the murders in Chicago last weekend, I would rightly be viewed as certifiable, but I can be held responsible for what a white cop did 1400 miles away from me.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:12 PM (I2/tG)

253 Insom,
That was kind of not very nice

Jewells, why do you need to get rid of them?
I dont have anything with my mom's handwriting. I wish i did.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 01:12 PM (U2p+3)

254 Will the proposed community patrols be called Karens.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 01:12 PM (Uu+Jp)

255 PDT Is at Normandy
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 01:10 PM (uQFnR)

Where do you get that from?
He was there in 2019

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 01:12 PM (85Gof)

256
I have no issues with kneeling in certain situations, it's a proven aid to good gun control.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 06, 2020 01:13 PM (KATBx)

257 My son is going to the DC protests today to look for grungy hippie chicks to domesticate. I told him to leave town before 7pm when the real fun starts.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 06, 2020 01:13 PM (flINI)

258 McAllen, TX is almost all Hispanic. The protestors are all white. It's almost as if they're out of towned bused in to fuck shit up.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:11 PM (AJ2LA)

I'd be interested in knowing how the Hispanics are reacting to this shit.

It would be grimly amusing to find out that in an effort to shore up the black vote, the Dems end up losing a significant chunk of the one that is demographically much more important.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:14 PM (HabA/)

259 Will the proposed community patrols be called Karens.

Posted by: Northernlurker



Charlie 16 this is Lima 27,
Karens in the open,
Location, 6th Ave and Palmer Street,
Fire for Effect!
Over.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:14 PM (axyOa)

260 Getting Biden on record backing such a thing would ruin their entire slate of candidates this year. The US is not ok with such a stupid fucking idea.

I'm really looking to that. Defunding the cops is going to be a disaster for the D's.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (I2/tG)

261 Double knee, or brokeback mountain position, allows you to handily shoot underneath vehicles but does leave you open to surprise anal...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (OnOT9)

262 Sitting here going thru all of moms cards that she saved. ugh... how do you throw these away?
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM (dUJdY)

That is so heartbreaking. It's been a year and a half and I still have stuff to go thru that I can't just bring myself to do. Being alone doesn't help.

{{{Jewells}}}

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (UPF6H)

263 257 My son is going to the DC protests today to look for grungy hippie chicks to domesticate. I told him to leave town before 7pm when the real fun starts.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 06, 2020 01:13 PM (flINI)

Heh. In college I attended a protest because a grrrrrl I liked was going. I don't remember what it was about, something about fair trade or some such. Never closed the deal with her but through her I ended up meeting a long term girlfriend. Shit works in funny ways like that.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (AJ2LA)

264 I should really go do something productive. I'm being really lazy this morning.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (OzQGF)

265 Apologies if someone else has posted this (I'm in the middle of preparing an auction and can't get through all the comments). I saw a mention of Bret and his wife podcasting and some mention of Bret's brother Eric.

Eric hosts "The Portal" and had his brother on to tell the Evergreen story and the story of his theory on a lot of medical research being invalidated because all the mice used everywhere came from one lab in Maine and that somehow bred them to ... well, it's beyond my paygrade to even regurgitate it without listening again (it's been a month).
It's a terrific listen and also talks about the peer review system and other topics. The first 30 minutes are incredibly awkward as it's clear Bret is not comfortable talking about himself, but once Eric gets him to open up it's fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb5hZLw44s

Posted by: TheHoser at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (IDjUx)

266
Takin' it to the white racists in their enclaves, is I think the theory behind it.


Pff. All these events they protest-riot-loot over take place in Leftist strongholds.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (oVJmc)

267 ...Suddenly they've all been handed a socially acceptable means to get out and vent all that frustration.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 01:02 PM (Kpl3J)


That's what I came here to say.

These daytime protesters, the big marches, are in the most locked down cities.
BLM is free license out of the house.

Not saying they are not stupid
but if they hadn't been locked down and had been going to work, which at least half of them did, they wouldn't have had time to march and march and march.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (Fk2WS)

268 Nurse.. I have saved a few of her things. This was a huge stack of cards people had given her, she never threw anything away lol! We will be downsizing wherever we go, just don't have room. I have plenty of other mementos. it's just hard throwing part of her life away.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (dUJdY)

269 What I find amazing is the protests are increasingly resembling the Chinese Cultural Revolution - demanding physical manifestations of submission (kneeling), the insistence that no one is allowed to abstain from expressing the Correct Opinion about the protests, etc.

I expect this to escalate to "struggle sessions" where recalcitrants and class enemies are dragged out and forced to publicly confess their sins.

Posted by: The ARC of History!



I agree. That's where this is headed. You only have to look at the corporate virtue signaling.
Stopping it will be hard...and likely bloody.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (axyOa)

270 Will the proposed community patrols be called Karens.

Posted by: Northernlurker

The Karen Patrol
in color
Coming this fall on ABC

Posted by: Bruce at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (vd8XM)

271 If Trump's at Normandy, expect media to start immediately with "he's abandoning USA at a crucial hour. Muriel Howard is president now".

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (ja/kn)

272 Heh. In college I attended a protest because a grrrrrl I liked was going. I don't remember what it was about, something about fair trade or some such. Never closed the deal with her but through her I ended up meeting a long term girlfriend. Shit works in funny ways like that.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (AJ2LA)

Always keep the OODA loop open.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (A5zUN)

273 Muriel Bowser, that is

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (ja/kn)

274 Getting Biden on record backing such a thing would ruin their entire slate of candidates this year. The US is not ok with such a stupid fucking idea.

So, silver linings and all.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (ZxG8D)

the dems are sort of boxing themselves in though, aren't they? If Biden says we shouldn't defund the police, the crazy base will think he's selling out.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (HabA/)

275 "I'd be interested in knowing how the Hispanics are reacting to this shit. "

A guy yesterday pulled a chain saw out of his truck and went at some very pasty faced Utes. It was great.

Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (w7KSn)

276 It is time that we start having a public vote for professors and school presidents since they are exerting a significant amount of control over the country. Or stop funding these shitholes that never have enough money; I estimated that my alma mater took in over $350,000,000* last year in tuition alone; that doesn't include federal funding, state funding, corporate funding, grant money, sports income or sports donations.


*that is 7 times what it was when I went from 87 to 93

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (h1jJh)

277 I'd be interested in knowing how the Hispanics are reacting to this shit.

It would be grimly amusing to find out that in an effort to shore up the black vote, the Dems end up losing a significant chunk of the one that is demographically much more important.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:14 PM (HabA/)

___

Yeah I was wondering that as well. Blacks and Hispanics aren't exactly BFFS to start with. And now that Hispanics see Dems go all in on BLM, I can't imagine it making them too happy. But then again, they might be responsive to the kill whitey message.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (AJ2LA)

278 Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (dUJdY)

Cull out the ones that are most meaningful to you and keep only those.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (NWiLs)

279 246 PDT Is at Normandy

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 01:10 PM (uQFnR)


Ha!
Yesterday, commentary was that he was going to NJ to hide from tonight's protest.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (Fk2WS)

280 {{Infidel}}... I know. It's been 18 months.. good Lord I still miss her so much. But i'm so glad she's not alive to see what's happening. It would have torn her up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (dUJdY)

281 Charlotte's Karen's, a Quinette Martin production, in living color!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (OnOT9)

282 224. nurse - aw thanks, yes I am a gem, a diamond in the rough. Very very rough. lol

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (6GiCM)

283 A guy yesterday pulled a chain saw out of his truck and went at some very pasty faced Utes. It was great.
Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (w7KSn)

__

Yeah that was the McAllen, TX reference I was making. All the protestors were skinny white kids, in a city that is 90% Hispanic. Which tells me they were bused in from somewhere, most likely Austin.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (AJ2LA)

284 You know, there is a much better way to solve some of these problems in blighted areas. Jobs are the best antidote to idle protesters. Encourage rich libs, instead of giving money to terrorists, to use the money to build infrastructure and put factories in these areas. Those libs and the people they employ will insist on holding on to their stuff and demand that police not be disbanded. Giving danegeld to poverty pimps just encourages more.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada



Just think, only 3 months ago unemployment was the lowest in over half a century. Lowest ever for all minorities.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:19 PM (axyOa)

285 If Trump's at Normandy, expect media to start immediately with "he's abandoning USA at a crucial hour. Muriel Howard is president now".
Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (ja/kn)

He is not. I think someone mistook video from 2019 as being from now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 01:19 PM (85Gof)

286 I did that Insomniac. A few cards can be tucked just about anywhere

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:19 PM (dUJdY)

287 Takin' it to the white racists in their enclaves, is I think the theory behind it.

Pff. All these events they protest-riot-loot over take place in Leftist strongholds.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 01:16 PM (oVJmc)

In Lexington, on Monday there was evidently some sort of 'protest' evidently a white guy pulled a husband and wife out of their car and beat them up. Everybody got arrested. I am surprised they found someone who wasn't going heeled right now or ran them over. I saw nothing of the protest.

Kentucky is weird. Outside of Louisville and Lexington- it is all small towns, if that. Well, horse farms. And hollers. And hills. And pot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:20 PM (A5zUN)

288 Defunding the cops is going to be a disaster for the D's.

Amusingly, we considered defunding the cops in my town six years ago.

The town has a vote once every five years to determine the property tax rate for the cops.

Six years ago, the city got greedy, and tried raising the property tax rate for the cops by 25%. The measure lost by one vote.

You get one more chance if the levy fails - the city government apologized, rolled back the property tax increase, and the sheriff pointed out that only life-threatening situations would get a police response if the levy failed.

The second vote was 88% percent in favor, which meant that 12% of the population favored not having cops.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:21 PM (I2/tG)

289 286 I did that Insomniac. A few cards can be tucked just about anywhere
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:19 PM (dUJdY)

All kinds of places I'm sure. Remember the connection is in the good memories and feelings in your heart and mind, not the stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:21 PM (NWiLs)

290 President Trump lambasted NBC News for enlisting former FBI lawyer Lisa Page the anti-Trump lovebird whose animus against the administration fueled years of investigation into his campaign and administration as an on-air contributor.

You must be kidding??? Trump tweeted Friday night. This is a total disgrace!

Right Again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 01:22 PM (85Gof)

291 I've got a hispanic father and son working at my house right now and probably tomorrow putting in a flagstone walk.
He does landscaping for a company during the week, and does concrete and brick work on the weekends moonlighting.
He said it's been like that since April.
Ca Ching

Posted by: Bruce at June 06, 2020 01:22 PM (vd8XM)

292 Hispanic gangs will end up running any de-policed city where they are not completely overwhelmed population-wise. Hispanic gangs are much more tight knit, loyal, disciplined and capable of strategic thinking than their urban competitors. Plus, speaking various dialects of Spanish, while understanding urban American English enhances their opsec, and gives them a tremendous advantage.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:23 PM (ja/kn)

293 But then again, they might be responsive to the kill whitey message.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (AJ2LA)

I have only my personal experiences to go by, but I've never felt any hard racial animus coming from Hispanics the way I have at times from blacks. In fact, I've found many of them quite pleasant. They vote Dems because free shit but the only ones who seem to buy into the kill whitey stuff are the college-educated ideologues who were taught to hate whitey.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:23 PM (HabA/)

294 As Dennis Prager has said repeatedly, there are no greater moral cowards in America than University and College Presidents.

Posted by: ShainS at June 06, 2020 01:23 PM (WqPYg)

295
Plus, speaking various dialects of Spanish, while understanding urban American English enhances their opsec, and gives them a tremendous advantage.
Posted by: occam's brassiere

You don't think Ebonics ranks the same?
Heh

Posted by: MarkY at June 06, 2020 01:23 PM (yE7zg)

296 OT, but Firefox updated itself and once again removed the drop-down arrow in the address bar. They really, really want me to stop using their browser.

Fair enough, but near as I can tell only IE still has the drop-down arrow.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 01:24 PM (l9m7l)

297 Plus, speaking various dialects of Spanish, while understanding urban American English enhances their opsec, and gives them a tremendous advantage.
Posted by: occam's brassiere

I have hot sauce in my purse ese!

...Shillary...

Posted by: Bruce at June 06, 2020 01:24 PM (vd8XM)

298 Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM

Agreed. They would not understand the craziness. I know dad would say f-it, not wearing a mask.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:24 PM (UPF6H)

299 Jewells I kept all my mom's cards and letters, gave me insight into her life. And I don't even have kids to pass them down to. Have you thought about just scanning the ones you wish to keep?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 01:24 PM (6GiCM)

300 All kinds of places I'm sure. Remember the connection is in the good memories and feelings in your heart and mind, not the stuff.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:21 PM (NWiLs)

I dunno. I have got to get some cassette tapes transferred. Made by my grandparents in El Paso in the late 60/early 70s to Mom in Indiana. I find myself really wanting to hear their voices.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:24 PM (A5zUN)

301 55 Hate to break it to you, states had the equivalent of the EC, at the county level, to prevent large population areas from dominating state politics.
Expunged long ago by SCOTUS, about 1970 or near enough.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 12:18 PM (B6WO/)
----------------------------
Yes, most states had senates that provided representation by county and city, rather than by population. In Virginia for example, the city of Richmond (pop. 220,000) would have one senator and so would Bath County (pop. 4300.) Thus the rural counties were protected from the pure democracy of "King Numbers."

This was, of course, exactly the same pattern as was established for the US Senate. But the Warren Court decided this was unconstitutional!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:25 PM (M/9m0)

302 298 Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM

Prayers for you, my dear.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 01:26 PM (HabA/)

303 283 A guy yesterday pulled a chain saw out of his truck and went at some very pasty faced Utes. It was great.
Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 01:17 PM (w7KSn)

__

Yeah that was the McAllen, TX reference I was making. All the protestors were skinny white kids, in a city that is 90% Hispanic. Which tells me they were bused in from somewhere, most likely Austin.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:18 PM (AJ2LA)


Typical of antifa, putting the fodder up front.
From his gestures it appears there were many others behind the pasty girls.

So, one man sends a bus load of hippies packing.
Good.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 01:26 PM (Fk2WS)

304 You only have to look at the corporate virtue signaling.

The University of California is now apparently demanding letters explaining that all you have done for Diversity, not just from faculty applicants, but from applicants to graduate school in STEM fields.

Corporate workers currently have to sit quietly in "social justice trainings" as it is explained how evil they are due to the color of their skin - the next step is to require active agreement in the "training" with what the hired propagandists are telling them.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (I2/tG)

305 The only way the survive is through constant controversy and moving on to the newest outrage when the previous one is played out.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

Say does anyone remember 2009-2016 when the Left killed millions of trees expending thoughtful ink over what animates the Right to be so "outraged" and "angry" all the time? They shit on us daily and then scolded and laughed at us for wanting to wipe it off. I haven't forgotten.

One day in the not distant future we will be back to it. "Why the Right is So Angry All the Time and Why That's Dangerous to America" by Conservative Contributor Bill Kristol

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (uEbPt)

306 Since when did Bowie have an imam?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (vuisn)

307 The second vote was 88% percent in favor, which meant that 12% of the population favored not having cops.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:21 PM (I2/tG)

I don't know that that's necessarily true. I always vote against tax increases.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:28 PM (OzQGF)

308 White soy boys are there to lead the way through the minefield.

White woke girls are just ambulatory cum dumpsters.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 01:28 PM (OnOT9)

309 239 For the Farscape fans.

https://tinyurl.com/yauxo9bc

Gigi Edgley "Chiana" in a neat little sci-fi short. SFW but damn she has an incredible body.


THANKS!!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 01:28 PM (WwTwF)

310 I'm going for a walk on the beach.
Laters, baby.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2020 01:29 PM (U2p+3)

311 Since when did Bowie have an imam?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (vuisn)

92 or so?

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:30 PM (X/Pw5)

312 I recommend Benjamin Boyce's youtube channel and his coverage of the Evergreen insanity.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 01:30 PM (vuisn)

313 I don't know that that's necessarily true. I always vote against tax increases.

Not having any police protection is a big lift.

Apparently some people voted no because they thought the town was so safe that no cops were needed (we pay for more than twice the sheriffs coverage that surrounding areas get, specifically to keep the town relatively safe).

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:31 PM (I2/tG)

314
All of the Left's issues, fake and imagined, are "settled" and "final."

There was a time, most of you remember, when you could oppose homosexual "marriage" and not be called a "homophobe" and be shunned and outcast. There was a time when we could argue about "global warming." Today you're called a "denier" and "ant-science" and "racist."

The list of idiotic, baseless, and outright false conclusions the Left demands us to accept and promote is too long for me to list.




Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 01:31 PM (okt0L)

315 The place is a piece of shit and has been since it opened. Thanks, Dan Evans.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at June 06, 2020 01:31 PM (jWe5r)

316 George S. Bridges is still president at Evergreen. Still maintaining the school's reputation.

Evergreen's reputation? It has a 99% acceptance rate. My golden retriever could have gone there. Probably been the valedictorian, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 01:32 PM (PCoNr)

317 The regular school day, seven classes five days a week is a cruel thing to do to a growing boy. A normal boy does not like school.

Just a random idea but ... if that is how you treat them, are you expecting too much for them to be patriotic civic-minded citizens?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 01:32 PM (LxTcq)

318 Coworker has nationwide client you would all recognize. Has to take a 'diversity/inclusion' skype webinar next week. She is not pleased, to say the least.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:32 PM (UPF6H)

319 The University of California is now apparently demanding letters explaining that all you have done for Diversity, not just from faculty applicants, but from applicants to graduate school in STEM fields.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (I2/tG)

LOL. I would write, "I'm married to a Person of Color. Are you married to a Person of Color? If not, you should examine your own racism that prevents you from having an intimate relationship with a Person of Color."

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:33 PM (OzQGF)

320 @308...crudely out but spot on. These maleducated children have no idea what they are aligning themselves with. Amusing as it may be to see the loudmouth little know it alls get splattered on the rocks of reality, it's really sad that it ever got to this. And it's a far greater indictment of western civilization (too weak and incapable of sustaining itself through generations) than anything Marxist faculty loungers can come up with.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 01:34 PM (ja/kn)

321 Kallisto, no but like I said I kept a few of the very special ones. It's just tough going thru her things. I have plenty to remember her by. She had a beautiful silver ring she wore on her right hand that I kept and I thought I lost it in the restroom the other day at Walmart while I was washing my hands. Lesson learned.. don't leave it on the sink.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 01:34 PM (dUJdY)

322 I live in Houston. It's hot in my house because they're replacing the air conditioner.

That is all.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 06, 2020 01:34 PM (edlKR)

323 Heh. In college I attended a protest because a grrrrrl I liked was going. I don't remember what it was about, something about fair trade or some such. Never closed the deal with her but through her I ended up meeting a long term girlfriend. Shit works in funny ways like that.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:15 PM (AJ2LA)

********

I once went to a Sandi Patty concert to get laid... so I understNd

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 06, 2020 01:35 PM (flINI)

324 318 Coworker has nationwide client you would all recognize. Has to take a 'diversity/inclusion' skype webinar next week. She is not pleased, to say the least.
Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:32 PM (UPF6H)

___

I took one of those in 2016 at one of my clients. It was a double shot of diversity/inclusion and grrrrrl power. But what the fuck. I get paid hourly. You want to pay me to watch someone ramble on about not hating people for 2 hours, fine by me.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 01:35 PM (AJ2LA)

325 This was, of course, exactly the same pattern as was established for the US Senate. But the Warren Court decided this was unconstitutional!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:25 PM (M/9m0)


Warren Court - revisit that

States must devise a fair voting system that stops a major city from dominating elections.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (Fk2WS)

326 317 The regular school day, seven classes five days a week is a cruel thing to do to a growing boy. A normal boy does not like school.

Just a random idea but ... if that is how you treat them, are you expecting too much for them to be patriotic civic-minded citizens?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 01:32 PM (LxTcq)

Add in that more than ever boys are emasculated and derided over most of their lives first by their mothers, then their teachers, the educational system, their wives, and culture in general, and it's a miracle you don't have even more of them turning violently antisocial.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

327 I once went to a Sandi Patty concert to get laid... so I understNd
Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 06, 2020 01:35 PM (flINI)

Did it work?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

328 Garden thread up

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:37 PM (X/Pw5)

329 The place is a piece of shit and has been since it opened. Thanks, Dan Evans.

But it is an outstanding example of brutalist campus architecture.

I wonder if the ugliness of the campus has contributed to the school's problems.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:37 PM (I2/tG)

330
I would not recommend a "community patrol" come into my community.
Ever.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 01:09 PM (axyOa)

Join the game. Start a Vigilance Committee!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 06, 2020 01:38 PM (e1mEI)

331 Just visited a huge BLM facebook page that was promoting ALL of these "protests"..
Out of the hundreds of ragestroke days they posted, only around 3 or 4 really had... ANY support at all.
Of those showing interest, why, you could smell the Starbucks fair trade coffee emanating from their personal pages.. This whole thing is a joke.
Corporations are doing their virtue signalling now but just like Gillette shooting their owns nuts off by telling men to GF, they had to a 180 and get right with their customers which surprisingly (to them evidently) were 99.99999% men who don't want SJW razor supplies.
'magin that
I believe that ad campaign cost them billion dollar losses if Im not mistaken

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 01:38 PM (aR6C/)

332 The University of California is now apparently demanding letters
explaining that all you have done for Diversity, not just from faculty
applicants, but from applicants to graduate school in STEM fields.

---
Me:I have banged broads of every color...asian, black, white, hispanic, asian.


Them: You said asian twice.


Me: I really like asians

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (h1jJh)

333 Just return from Canaan CT

a small town just across the border from me

guy in in a chevy 4500 dumper

big sign on back

Black lives matters implies White lives don't matter

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (JgrP5)

334 WTF, Fox News has a fancy "George Floyd Memorial at 3pm" graphic in the bottom corner of their screen.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (OzQGF)

335 Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 01:31 PM (okt0L)

What are the next no-go zones? What won't you be allowed to say in five years?

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (gZ6M8)

336 Did it work?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

********

Oh my God yes. It was fantastic. Odd that I didn't feel any guilt.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 06, 2020 01:41 PM (flINI)

337 Black lives matters implies White lives don't matter

It also implies that black lives don't matter - unless the black person is killed by a white cop.

No other deaths of black people are of concern.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:42 PM (I2/tG)

338 22 President Bridges thinks the inequities produced by the virus are similar to when people are killed just because they are black:

When does this happen, exactly?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 12:05 PM (oVJmc)


All the time, in the ghetto. By other blacks.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 01:42 PM (PCoNr)

339 WTF, Fox News has a fancy "George Floyd Memorial at 3pm" graphic in the bottom corner of their screen.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (OzQGF)

Great! I'll plan my afternoon around it!

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 01:42 PM (X/Pw5)

340 Black lives matters implies White lives don't matter

It also implies that black lives don't matter - unless the black person is killed by a white cop.

No other deaths of black people are of concern.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:42 PM (I2/tG)

I agree 100% and if you work for a big company, or the nfl, and dare express those sentiments, they will fire your ass and maybe even sue you. Hell of a world we live in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 01:43 PM (85Gof)

341 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 01:20 PM (A5zUN)

I remember one of the first cases of self defense by a CHL holder in Texas around 1995-96. Semi truck and passenger car had a verbal tiff . When the traffic stopped the passenger in the semi got out and started to beat the passenger car driver through his open window. The driver pulled his gun and shot him dead. Driver either not indicted or acquitted. That part I can't recall.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 01:44 PM (2DOZq)

342 MLK is looking down from heaven, thinking

"I have failed miserably"

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:44 PM (JgrP5)

343 Black Lives Matter is not an incendiary phrase. It's a shield, like using a 16 year old girl to promote your agenda and then crying when people criticize her because she's just a girl.

If you disagree with BLM or their tactics, you are automatically saying Black Lives Don't Matter.

It's like calling your commie front organization Child Molestation Bad.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 01:44 PM (gZ6M8)

344 MLK is looking down from heaven, thinking



"I have failed miserably"

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:44 PM (JgrP5)

I think he's thinking if only he was around now he could have really cashed in.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 01:45 PM (gZ6M8)

345 Aaaand here comes more rain. We need it. But the damn weeds.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (UPF6H)

346 Guess I am wrong thought someone tweeted something about PDT going over, MY BAD

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (GRuJt)

347 Black Lives Matter Plaza is also what the DC mayor painted in giant letters on the renamed street where the President walked to the church. It cost $350k.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (Ndje9)

348 I saw an early example of Weinsteining a few years ago - I took some classes from a professor whose wife was a medical researcher, who used live animals in her research.

The animal rights activists targeted her - with violent threats online, et. al., and made her life a living hell for a while.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (I2/tG)

349 Remember when all good Nazis had to announce "Heil Hitler" when greeting each other?
BLM is the new greeting.

Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 01:49 PM (w7KSn)

350 Apparently the same rules apply to the N-word as they do to murder:
Black people can use the N-word 85,000 time per day. White people can't use it ever.

Black people can kill as many black people as they want. White people can't kill black people ever, even in self defense.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 01:50 PM (h1jJh)

351 It cost $350k.

It also is in violation of numerous federal DOT regulations regarding allowable markings on streets.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:50 PM (I2/tG)

352 I'll gladly take a knee if it improves my aim.

Posted by: jstuart at June 06, 2020 01:50 PM (79gcP)

353
the new Shibboleth?


Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 01:51 PM (okt0L)

354 Per public schedule, PDT arriving at WH this evening @ 19:30..

The man has balls of steel.
But i worry.. way too much

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 01:52 PM (aR6C/)

355 Remember when all good Nazis had to announce "Heil Hitler" when greeting each other?

BLM is the new greeting.

Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 01:49 PM (w7KSn)


Dinesh D'Sousa made that point on the radio a few days ago about kneeling for the rioters. He said maybe cops or the military think they are defusing the situation but they are giving acceptance to it. And he said imagine if instead of taking a knee they wanted you to give the Nazi salute and say Heil Hitler. The political implications are the same for both

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (mlDpI)

356 Systemic racism to the left is like heaven to the religious crew

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (JgrP5)

357 Whatever is said at the George Floyd memorial, his life has been examined in absolute truth elsewhere.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (Uu+Jp)

358 You know, there is a much better way to solve some of these problems in blighted areas. Jobs are the best antidote to idle protesters.

Yeah, because they'd show up for their jobs, wouldn't be high, and wouldn't steal or generate fights when they were there.

There's a reason why they're unemployed even during the employment boom time we were experiencing pre-Covid.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (PCoNr)

359 Sidewalk evangelicals, one black, are confronted by BLM (white) woman.

http://tinyurl.com/y9s8fw7t

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (Fk2WS)

360 Black Lives Matter Plaza is also what the DC mayor
painted in giant letters on the renamed street where the President
walked to the church. It cost $350k.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 01:48 PM (Ndje9)


That's a good use of money. I'm sure many lives will be improved as a result of that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 01:54 PM (mlDpI)

361 356 Systemic racism to the left is like heaven to the religious crew
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:53 PM (JgrP5)

my mistake

meant to say hell not heaven

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:54 PM (JgrP5)

362 What are the next no-go zones? What won't you be allowed to say in five years?
Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 01:39 PM (gZ6M


You won't be allowed to say "no-go zones," for one. Because rayciss.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 01:56 PM (PCoNr)

363 Pittsburgh man charged with possession of a destructive device after placing a backpack of homemade explosives in downtown. Matthew Michanowicz was arrested late Friday & detained.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 01:58 PM (GRuJt)

364 ps; How can you do an Evergreen post without the Star Wars Bar Scene-sorority photo?

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 01:58 PM (Ndje9)

365 Black Lives Matter Plaza is also what the DC mayor
painted in giant letters on the renamed street where the President
walked to the church. It cost $350k.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder

But couldn't afford hotel rooms for NG. Tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (UPF6H)

366 304
The University of California is now apparently demanding letters explaining that all you have done for Diversity, not just from faculty applicants, but from applicants to graduate school in STEM fields.....

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:27 PM (I2/tG)
------------------------------------
They started that at Berkeley some years ago with the gay/tranny stuff. My son was applying to grad school in chemistry.
Chemistry.
As part of the application he had to write an essay on what he had done to help the LGBTQWERTY community.
Chemistry!

He decided not to bother.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (M/9m0)

367 If the black athletes cared about their fellow AA

they would stop playing professional sports

too many young black men grow up with no plan B due to the success of a very small minority

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (JgrP5)

368 Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr took aim at President Trumps response to the George Floyd protests on Friday saying that hes drawing the battle lines for the election.



You got that right cock sucker And I hope you get what you deserve just like your asshoe father

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 02:00 PM (85Gof)

369 They started that at Berkeley some years ago with the gay/tranny stuff. My son was applying to grad school in chemistry.
Chemistry.
As part of the application he had to write an essay on what he had done to help the LGBTQWERTY community.
Chemistry!

He decided not to bother.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (M/9m0)


Yep. It breaks my heart. I bet Krebs v. Carnot feels the same way, as we were roughly contemporaries there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (PCoNr)

370 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (M/9m

He should have written one anyway about how he helped by studying the effects of body chemistry in mental illness and how he could apply his skills to help the trans community.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (2DOZq)

371 If all whites are inherently racist and we had systemic hunting and killing of black men, wouldn't they all be dead by now?

Liberals have never been good at cross examining their own exaggerations. The shit they spew just doesn't add up.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (h1jJh)

372 If you are white and want to help young black kids

stop watching and supporting professional sports

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (JgrP5)

373 Black Lives Matter is:

Storming the stage and taking Bernie Sanders podium, microphone, and running him off.

Getting fired for saying All Lives Matter.

Black Lives are:
preeminent, supreme; you will submit.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (Fk2WS)

374
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr took aim at President Trumps
response to the George Floyd protests on Friday saying that hes drawing
the battle lines for the election.







You got that right cock sucker And I hope you get what you deserve just like your asshoe father

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 02:00 PM (85Gof)

Oh he got his tongue back? It was MIA when asked about his Chinese masters a few months ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 02:04 PM (mlDpI)

375 Scavino just posted a flyover over Normandy Beach.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 02:05 PM (GRuJt)

376 If the black athletes cared about their fellow AA they would stop playing professional sports

too many young black men grow up with no plan B due to the success of a very small minority
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (JgrP5)


A friend of mine (black, highly educated, and a former athlete) used to tutor blacks in Compton to help them in getting athletic scholarships to college. He was dismayed, because they generally couldn't be bothered to learn anything; they were all going to the NBA, NFL, or MLB. Or so they thought.

The girls were eager and willing to learn. The boys? Pffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:05 PM (PCoNr)

377 Blacks vow to "burn down Towson"

Mrs. REDACTED's hometown

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 02:05 PM (JgrP5)

378 "Cincinnati, police found and arrested a man who was caught on video paying protesters to riot. "

http://tinyurl.com/ybf7jyjo

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (Fk2WS)

379
Black Lives are:
preeminent, supreme; you will submit.
Posted by: Braenyard at Jun

They will have to kill me first, and make no mistake, some of them will go with me. I'm fed up with this shit.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (UPF6H)

380 Blacks vow to "burn down Towson"


I visited there...no great lose....need any matches

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (85Gof)

381 He should have written one anyway about how he helped by studying the effects of body chemistry in mental illness and how he could apply his skills to help the trans community.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:02 PM (2DOZq)


"I don't care what kind of perverted shit other people do, as long as I don't have to hear about it."

That would be my essay.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:07 PM (PCoNr)

382 My strategy would be to help conservative blacks get their message out and let them be the focus of the debate. Otherwise, reality says having a white person debate the issue is like Charlie Brown's teacher presenting the facts. Wha wha Wha wha wha Wha Wha...

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:08 PM (2DOZq)

383 They started that at Berkeley some years ago with the gay/tranny stuff. My son was applying to grad school in chemistry.
Chemistry.
As part of the application he had to write an essay on what he had done to help the LGBTQWERTY community.
Chemistry!

He decided not to bother.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 01:59 PM (M/9m0)


Which, of course, was the whole idea.

Imagine if a university demanded applicants write an essay on what they'd done to support Donald Trump.

It's a political litmus (?) test, as it was intended to be.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:09 PM (PCoNr)

384 Antifa scum defaced a statue of Churchill in London.

On D-Day.

Ah, yeah, they're just like the troops that landed on Omaha Beach.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 02:11 PM (HabA/)

385 Pile of pig shit > Steve Kerr

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2020 02:12 PM (p+9AK)

386
What the helll??

Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:12 PM (okt0L)

387 382 My strategy would be to help conservative blacks get their message out and let them be the focus of the debate. Otherwise, reality says having a white person debate the issue is like Charlie Brown's teacher presenting the facts. Wha wha Wha wha wha Wha Wha...
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:08 PM (2DOZq)

And when black conservatives speak, all the black leftists hear is coon, coon, coon...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 02:13 PM (HabA/)

388 Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:12 PM (okt0L)


Wow. They're really having a psychotic break over there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:13 PM (PCoNr)

389 380 Blacks vow to "burn down Towson"


I visited there...no great lose....need any matches
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 02:06 PM (85Gof)


I want to see them burn down my hometown

currently underwater, literally

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 02:15 PM (JgrP5)

390 I feel like Wendy smiling for the first time in The Adams Family

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 02:15 PM (pB6Gt)

391 I do not understand!!! Didn't that cop in Minneapolis take a knee?

Posted by: wayne at June 06, 2020 02:15 PM (pyEAL)

392 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Posted by: willow at June 06, 2020 02:16 PM (zOgbm)

393 Race baiting all the time

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:17 PM (6f16T)

394
Scott Adams: Hey, remember when President Trump was widely mocked when he said the chinese virus might just go away?


Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:17 PM (okt0L)

395 And when black conservatives speak, all the black leftists hear is coon, coon, coon...
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 02:13 PM (HabA/)

Believe me not all.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:18 PM (2DOZq)

396 What kind of bait do you like to use?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 02:18 PM (pB6Gt)

397 Inaya has brains as well as beauty.
And I googled images of her--that picture above ain't a fluke.
She's gorgeous.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:18 PM (CqE5x)

398 Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:12 PM (okt0L)

Really? If true, it would never stop going up

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:19 PM (CqE5x)

399 I expect this to escalate to "struggle sessions" where recalcitrants and class enemies are dragged out and forced to publicly confess their sins.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 01:07 PM


I would bet my employer will having these when they let us back into the office.

Does anyone know where I can get a t-shirt with the b/w photo of a mao struggle session. The one I am thinking of the the one with the heretic wearing a tall dunce cap.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 06, 2020 02:21 PM (Il+s2)

400 383---Which, of course, was the whole idea....
It's a political litmus (?) test, as it was intended to be.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 06, 2020 02:09 PM (PCoNr)
----------------------------------------
Yes.
They won.

Now, my younger son, who is the family sleazeball, would have written a perfect essay, would have spoonfed them every cliche. And he would have smiled like a jackass eating briars, enjoying every minute of it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 02:21 PM (M/9m0)

401
Fake News CNN had fake outrage over Faux News doing that graph. I assumed it was a lie because CNN lies all the time. Evidently not.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (okt0L)

402 My black SIL made sports a part of my grandchildren's lives, but it is not the only thing. He is an attorney and raised by professional parents, they stress education first and sports second. He has told me of actual conversations with other parents asking if the kids will be professional sports players. Not if he's alive. Grandson is in 7th grade but goes to classes at the high school and granddaughter is in honors classes. Sports are a huge lure for black children and another way to keep them on the plantation.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (x6O5L)

403 This is a repeat of The Great Cultural Revolution.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:23 PM (Uu+Jp)

404 BikeCo., the North American distributor for Fuji Bicycles, have issued a
statement declaring that the sale of Fuji bikes to police forces has
been suspended following numerous incidents in which bikes have been
weaponised against protestors around the USA.




I've never heard of this company but I guess the have to join the chorus of virtue signaling




Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 02:23 PM (W/gIX)

405 Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:12 PM


Out: "Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings"
In: see above

Posted by: ZuZu (the one with the petals) at June 06, 2020 02:24 PM (Il+s2)

406 And when black conservatives speak, all the black leftists hear is coon, coon, coon...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 02:13 PM (HabA/)


A black airline pilot spoke to a class of black students on career day. - He was a Viet Nam vet.

At introduction all the students were yo brother we down with you. He put the GI, DI on them and had their rapt attention for the next forty five minutes.


Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:24 PM (Fk2WS)

407 I want a t shirt with a man wearing the rat cage mask from the book 1984.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 02:25 PM (pB6Gt)

408 BikeCo., the North American distributor for Fuji Bicycles, have issued a
statement declaring that the sale of Fuji bikes to police forces has
been suspended following numerous incidents in which bikes have been
weaponised against protestors around the USA.


Weaponized bikes sound cool.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:26 PM (Uu+Jp)

409 I guess today is not a good day to wear my Black Peter Matters lot shirt.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (+fTAB)

410 did I scare the tourist?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (pB6Gt)

411 Jeebus, and now Bing is all in with the virtue signaling.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (UPF6H)

412 395
Believe me not all.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:18 PM (2DOZq)
--------------------------------
Indeed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (M/9m0)

413 Do those weaponized Fuji bikes have a thing that goes up?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:28 PM (Uu+Jp)

414 In the solitude of the voting booth, people can VOTE their true beliefs, not the virtue-signaling they employ outside.

But I just had a chilling thought. If "vote by mail" is allowed in November, wanna bet the media and Dems (BIRM) start suggesting that people make it "fun" by having Voting Parties, where everyone gets together to drink, eat and fill out their ballots?

This way, no one is allowed to "stray"

(These are the things I think about on hot humid afternoons with nothing to do)

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:29 PM (CqE5x)

415 What a clown show. I just had to sit outside the barbershop because they now have a state mandated limit of the number of people that can be in the shop at the same time. There were 2 people getting their hair cut and nobody else was in the shop but the barbers.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are packing together in cities around the country to protest but that's totally fine.

Insanity.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)

416 403 You probably right, will it work out the same?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:30 PM (6f16T)

417 I'm going to start a company making weaponized bikes...

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 02:30 PM (h1jJh)

418 Jeebus, and now Bing is all in with the virtue signaling.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (UPF6H)


Bing is part of Microsoft isn't it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 02:30 PM (W/gIX)

419 Jeebus, and now Bing is all in with the virtue signaling.
Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:27 PM (UPF6H)

I use Spotify and would you believe, they are prominently featuring a "Black Lives Matter" Playlist?

Of course you would.
And it's true.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (CqE5x)

420
This way, no one is allowed to "stray"

(These are the things I think about on hot humid afternoons with nothing to do)

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:29 PM (CqE5x)


Aw, heck, let's just let Bob fill 'em out while we have a drink and baste the pork loin.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (Fk2WS)

421 Will the Pride Parades and the BLM riots intermingle?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (Uu+Jp)

422 When did BLM Incorporated become a thing?
Who owns it?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (CqE5x)

423 Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:24 PM (Fk2WS)

I hate that shit. Pandering dickbags.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 02:32 PM (IYHxL)

424 Meanwhile, thousands of people are packing together in cities around the country to protest but that's totally fine.

Insanity.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)

Well, yeah. Covid-19 knows the difference and virtue-signals it's approval by staying clear of the protests....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:33 PM (CqE5x)

425 heck, let's just let Bob fill 'em out while we have a drink and baste the pork loin.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (Fk2WS)

I'm not sure why but the concept of basting the pork loin made me laugh.
I will not look it up in Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

426
Will the Pride Parades and the BLM riots intermingle?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:31 PM (Uu+Jp)


St. George seems to have completely replaced all of the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ pandering

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 02:35 PM (W/gIX)

427 The crows are being really noisy today. I wonder what's up.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

428 Has my pal Romney taken a knee yet?

(Not counting the 2nd and 3rd debates in 2012)

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:36 PM (CqE5x)

429 402---....Sports are a huge lure for black children and another way to keep them on the plantation.
Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (x6O5L)
--------------------------------
Well, sports (and art and music and education in general) CAN be used to enslave or can be used to liberate.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 02:37 PM (M/9m0)

430 The crows are being really noisy today. I wonder what's up.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 02:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

There will be a murder soon.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:37 PM (CqE5x)

431 Wasn't that "Gentile Giant" Michael Brown who punched the policeman and tried to grab his firearm the start or was it earlier?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:37 PM (6f16T)

432 Sports are a huge lure for black children and another way to keep them on the plantation.
Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 02:22 PM (x6O5L)

Speaking of sports, the ENTIRE sports section of my local USAToday-owned fishwrap with ink was given over to George Floyd this ENTIRE past week.

Remind what team he played for.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:39 PM (CqE5x)

433 We have mail in voting here. I always take my ballot directly to the Clerk and Recorders office. Last time I was there a guy was walking up to deliver his ballot in person. I said "you don't trust the post office either?" and he said yep.

Of course, the election official at the clerk and recorders is now under recall for "forgetting almost 700 ballots" in a drop box out in the county.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:39 PM (UPF6H)

434 "Cannibal Bob" your point, via your Cop friend, has some merit. But pictures and the context blurs the Cops explanation and is lost in the MSM screed of - "if it bleeds it leads". As the good Professor Weinstein stated: "...I'm not a fan of the kneeling gesture because it is ambiguous.." which falls into the lap of the 'Narrative Believers' and rioters/looters. Clarity is lost!

Posted by: hstad at June 06, 2020 02:40 PM (uywSX)

435 Wasn't that "Gentile Giant" Michael Brown who punched the policeman and tried to grab his firearm the start or was it earlier?
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:37 PM (6f16T)


It was Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show

George Floyd is The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:41 PM (CqE5x)

436
lulz: Fake News totally made up a fake story about President Trump said George Floyd is looking down and he's happy because of the great economic news (yesterday).

Totally totally FALSE.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:41 PM (okt0L)

437 Lindsey Graham is getting it good on twitter. "Lady G" is apparently his code name when he hides make hookers. According to a poem star with BLM in his Twitter handle. All the usual suspects are retweeting. "Lady G" is trending. The Rosenstein testimony last week, and the others scheduled this week, must have forced the dirt holders to make a move. "we warned to Lindsey. And there's more to come." Wonder if Lindsey simply doesn't give a shit anymore. If next week's hearings are cancelled, postponed or obviously dampened and kid gloved, you'll know they got to him.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 02:42 PM (ja/kn)

438 lulz: Fake News totally made up a fake story about President Trump said George Floyd is looking down and he's happy because of the great economic news (yesterday).

Totally totally FALSE.
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:41 PM (okt0L)

Christ.
This is good for 5,000 more broken windows and 1,000 HD TV's....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:43 PM (CqE5x)

439 @ 432...it's the NBA's business model. And Nike's. And youth AAU basketball. Revolting.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 02:44 PM (ja/kn)

440 Lindsey Graham is getting it good on twitter. "Lady G" is apparently his code name when he hides make hookers. According to a poem star with BLM in his Twitter handle. All the usual suspects are retweeting. "Lady G" is trending. The Rosenstein testimony last week, and the others scheduled this week, must have forced the dirt holders to make a move. "we warned to Lindsey. And there's more to come." Wonder if Lindsey simply doesn't give a shit anymore. If next week's hearings are cancelled, postponed or obviously dampened and kid gloved, you'll know they got to him.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 02:42 PM (ja/kn)


Always knew that 'boy was funny....

Posted by: Zombie Strom Thurmond at June 06, 2020 02:44 PM (CqE5x)

441
It'd be wacky, but not shocking considering how this year can't get worse, if Lindsey Graham decides this month to admit he's a pervert.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:44 PM (okt0L)

442 Admit? Who in the world doesn't know this?

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:47 PM (UPF6H)

443 Sunday 7pm Cristobol hitting Louisiana coast

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:49 PM (6f16T)

444
So Scott Adams fell for the hoax I mentioned above, and Scott went on to say it was unfortunate for the president to say that blah bla blah...

Meanwhile, his Periscope viewers are, like, hey Scott it's fake news!
So he checked it and it was indeed fake news.

I just lost Electricity!!


Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:50 PM (okt0L)

445 If no gay lover has come out by now, it's safe to assume Lindsey Graham is not gay. If he is, he is either celibate or the world's best closet liver there has ever been.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:51 PM (2DOZq)

446 You some birds when they are extremely horny will fluff up their feathers when the cameras click to aquire more mares.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 02:51 PM (pB6Gt)

447 The shit's gonna get real when Trump resumes the rallies in the fall

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 02:52 PM (JgrP5)

448 Naggers > Faggers

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 02:52 PM (OnOT9)

449 The reason I ask about the pronunciation of Nacogdoches is that I occasionally watch YouTube channel It's a Southern Thing.
They have challenges asking southerners to pronounce the names of southern cities.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 12:43 PM

In the comments section of the one about pronouncing Texas cities, you'll see my comment daring them to pronounce "Kuykendahl" which isn't a city, but is a road in northern Houston.

Oh, and it's

nack-uh-doh-chess

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 06, 2020 02:52 PM (edlKR)

450
Power is back on!

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:53 PM (okt0L)

451 The shit's gonna get real when Trump resumes the rallies in the fall
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 02:52 PM (JgrP5)

Second wave! Second wave! Trump must cancel!!

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:54 PM (CqE5x)

452 Kuykendah

Heh, at old firm, the IT guy had that name. Since I was in a remote office I had never heard his name pronounced. I mistakenly said Kikendal. Hilarity did not ensue.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (UPF6H)

453 f no gay lover has come out by now, it's safe to assume Lindsey Graham is not gay. If he is, he is either celibate or the world's best closet liver there has ever been.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:51 PM (2DOZq)

I actually think he's celibate.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (CqE5x)

454
It got kinda dark, but no rain and I didn't see lightning. But maybe it was lightnening somewhere nearby?


Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (okt0L)

455
Fortunately I have a big generator, but it's kinda a pain in the ass to wheel out and set up.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:56 PM (okt0L)

456 Sooth how long were you out?
I was out 1230pm Wed to 5:30 Friday

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (6f16T)

457 Wasn't that "Gentile Giant" Michael Brown who punched the policeman and tried to grab his firearm the start or was it earlier?

---
It was Saint Trayvon. The kid the media refused to show current photos of because he turned into a full blown drug abusing gang banger.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (h1jJh)

458
If no gay lover has come out by now, it's safe to assume Lindsey Graham is not gay.

Yeah, that.
But Congress is weird and full of perverts and secrets.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (okt0L)

459 I actually think he's celibate.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (CqE5x)

That is a good possibility and had to be most of or all his life.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 02:58 PM (2DOZq)

460 The eieio people are now 3rd string after Black Gods and WuFlu Death and they are pissed. Look for a dragging or beating soon to make the news...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 02:58 PM (OnOT9)

461
I was out 1230pm Wed to 5:30 Friday


Posted by: Skip


3 minutes just now.
5 hours would make me mad!!

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (okt0L)

462 It's not gay if you don't make eye contact...

Posted by: Lady G at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (OnOT9)

463 We survived fairly well, only tossed a few things, neighbor behind has a generator, was going whole time.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (6f16T)

464 Cristobal, here's his picture:

https://tinyurl.com/y9h9rry6

Looks like maybe MS.
Bastardi said, hello Michiganers.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 03:00 PM (Fk2WS)

465 459 I actually think he's celibate.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (CqE5x)


I'd sell a bit too

but got no takers

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:00 PM (JgrP5)

466
If you never want to lose street power again, spend thousands on a generator.
It's like magic. My generator just sits there collecting dust.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 03:01 PM (okt0L)

467 note to self : vet the victim first.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM (pB6Gt)

468 I actually think he's celibate.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM (CqE5x)


I'd sell a bit too

but got no takers
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:00 PM (JgrP5)

Who did the song celibate, celibate dance to the music

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 03:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

469 If you never want to lose street power again, spend thousands on a generator.
It's like magic. My generator just sits there collecting dust.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 03:01 PM (okt0L)

you sound like my wife and the stock market

it only goes down when she invests

actually, I have a 15KW and it is some of the best money I have ever spent

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:03 PM (JgrP5)

470 462 It's not gay if you don't make eye contact...
Posted by: Lady G at June 06, 2020 02:59 PM (OnOT9)

hence, the gloryhole

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:05 PM (JgrP5)

471 I live in California and am looking for small colleges for my senior son. I specifically excluded Evergreen from consideration because of what happened.

Posted by: Brain Fog at June 06, 2020 03:05 PM (3u56F)

472
Generators are just like guns. Better to have it and not need it, etc..

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 03:05 PM (okt0L)

473 Its often thought Frederick the Great was ghey, take it his brother Henry certainly was. But in all my reading of Frederick I have come to the conclusion he turned celebrate, maybe at best chance the teenage best freind Lt Katt could have been but Frederick's father executing yound Katt ended it.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:06 PM (6f16T)

474 473 Its often thought Frederick the Great was ghey, take it his brother Henry certainly was. But in all my reading of Frederick I have come to the conclusion he turned celebrate, maybe at best chance the teenage best freind Lt Katt could have been but Frederick's father executing yound Katt ended it.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:06 PM (6f16T)

man, if I only had some Uni sashimi ever time I think of this

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:08 PM (JgrP5)

475 You know those Luke Perry westerns on Hallmark ain't too shabby - guy died too young

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 03:08 PM (xceTB)

476 475 You know those Luke Perry westerns on Hallmark ain't too shabby - guy died too young
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 03:08 PM (xceTB)

now if I only knew who Luke Perry was, this would make sense

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:10 PM (JgrP5)

477 Was watching a old 90210 earlier today, use to watch that religiously in the day.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:11 PM (6f16T)

478 Has anybody taken the time to read what these international terrorist group believes on their own website?

https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 03:11 PM (nB+ZB)

479 One of my sons is a classicist and among his interests in German history - he is convinced we are heading to a decadent Weimar period brought in by the totalitarian liberals. Is it too early for a Jack?

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 03:12 PM (xceTB)

480 The police and the National guard are the only the mantle

God have mercy on the left if they ever reach the core

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (JgrP5)

481 Too right REDACTED - he was a 90's teen idol I guess, one o the few that seemed to turn out okay - dropped dead at 50 something last year. The westerns are good though.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (xceTB)

482 PET NOOD IS UP

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at June 06, 2020 03:15 PM (6f16T)

483 All of Manhattan is now under plywood

https://youtu.be/HUHk5qK01-U

Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (w7KSn)

484 Heart of Darkness- Would enjoy meeting him I think

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (6f16T)

485 479 One of my sons is a classicist and among his interests in German history - he is convinced we are heading to a decadent Weimar period brought in by the totalitarian liberals. Is it too early for a Jack?
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 03:12 PM (xceTB)

I believe we are in the midst of such a thing at the moment

and I am an American of 100% German descent

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:17 PM (JgrP5)

486 Bastardi's weekly weather.
tinyurl won't accept so connect the space

https://storage.googleapis.com
/wba-videos/1591451188_1.mp4

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 03:20 PM (Fk2WS)

487 483 All of Manhattan is now under plywood

https://youtu.be/HUHk5qK01-U
Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (w7KSn)

I have spoken to many of my Houston customers ho live in River Oaks

all the shops are boarded up

and they are pissed

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (JgrP5)

488 Fox saying a or some protestors threatening the diamond district of NY city as a looting target.
Better start calling up rooftop Koreans for duty.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:23 PM (6f16T)

489 John from Cincinnati was a good show with Luke Perry

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (PUmDY)

490 It was Saint Trayvon. The kid the media refused to show current photos of because he turned into a full blown drug abusing gang banger.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 02:57 PM (h1jJh)


Saint Traytable was the moment I finally realized the enemedia would stoop to any level to advance a narrative. First off, they saw a local crime ledger story where a thug got killed by someone named Zimmerman and immediately thought "great, a hook nosed bastard of questionable loyalty who we can demonize to our jooo hating core audience". When that blew up on the rocket surgeons they switched to "white Hispanic", a term that seemed to be invented on the spot and never gets to be applied to, say, Jim Acosta. They lied about every fucking other thing which is why the jury almost immediately reached a verdict of not guilty.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 03:29 PM (y7DUB)

491 >>Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer

We've been pumping up the stock market for years.

Posted by: Chicago Gangs at June 06, 2020 03:36 PM (0FTCx)

492 Saint Traytable was the moment I finally realized the enemedia would
stoop to any level to advance a narrative. First off, they saw a local
crime ledger story where a thug got killed by someone named Zimmerman
and immediately thought "great, a hook nosed bastard of questionable
loyalty who we can demonize to our jooo hating core audience". When
that blew up on the rocket surgeons they switched to "white Hispanic", a
term that seemed to be invented on the spot and never gets to be
applied to, say, Jim Acosta. They lied about every fucking other thing
which is why the jury almost immediately reached a verdict of not
guilty.
----
He was one of the first lefty "victims" that had his social media scrubbed. Shortly after the story went nation wide, someone posted pictures from his facebook account of what he looked like right before he got his ass shot. He had multiple pictures of the kids he and his thug friends beat unconscious(mostly white teens). He had pictures of him and his thug friends posing with guns, money and drugs. But the media decided to go with a picture from when he was 13 and playing football. Most thugs are still perfectly normal at 13.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 03:38 PM (h1jJh)

493 488 Fox saying a or some protestors threatening the diamond district of NY city as a looting target.

better bring some cutting torches

I know the area and it is all steel doors

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:39 PM (JgrP5)

494 491 >>Faux News put up a graphic of how the stock market goes up every time a black man is killed?
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer

then why do they call it "black Friday" ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:40 PM (JgrP5)

495 483 All of Manhattan is now under plywood

https://youtu.be/HUHk5qK01-U

Posted by: attilla the a**hoe at June 06, 2020 03:16 PM (w7KSn)


They didn't touch Trump Bldg. No.
Men with gunz out front.
Nah au, can't touch that.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 03:41 PM (Fk2WS)

496 488 Fox saying a or some protestors threatening the diamond district of NY city as a looting target.



better bring some cutting torches



I know the area and it is all steel doors

---
A lot of those stores are protected by men who wear nice suits who can make you disappear.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 03:41 PM (h1jJh)

497 Coin shop I trade at.
All the cashiers, all the employees are visibly packing. Even the tall, skinny, and hot brunette.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 03:46 PM (Fk2WS)

498
Don't coin shops and gun shops often go together?

I bought my first gun that I lost in the canoe accident from a place Coin Collectors Gallery, I think.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 03:57 PM (P4p4Z)

499 I see the Wellstone esque funerals are if full swing.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (UPF6H)

500 493 488 Fox saying a or some protestors threatening the diamond district of NY city as a looting target.

better bring some cutting torches

I know the area and it is all steel doors
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 03:39 PM (JgrP5)

I bet the Ruling and Donor Class is regretting making the movie Hidden Gems for 2020, hyping it up, and now streaming it on Netflix for free.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 04:16 PM (nB+ZB)

501 Uncut Gems not Hidden Gems.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 04:18 PM (nB+ZB)

502 LI's Professor Jacobson spent a lot of time reporting on Evergreen. Couldn't believe the crap that went on and in some instances still does. Not an institution of higher learning as much as an anarchy factory.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 04:23 PM (JVgnl)

503 501 Uncut Gems not Hidden Gems.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 04:18 PM (nB+ZB)


What hidden gems?

Posted by: Michelle Pfeiffer at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (Fk2WS)

504 Into the Night:_ Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NeMnl4BZtzc

Trailer with commentary on the many cameos. -
they forgot Carl Perkins, he's a heavy with the Elvis Impersonator

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (Fk2WS)

505 Heh, at old firm, the IT guy had that name. Since I was in a remote office I had never heard his name pronounced. I mistakenly said Kikendal. Hilarity did not ensue.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 02:55 PM

In Houston, "Kuykendahl" is pronounced "KER-ken-doll"

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (edlKR)

506 Generators are just like guns. Better to have it and not need it, etc..

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 03:05 PM

Machinery does not like to sit. If you have it, and don't need it, you still need to run it every once in a while or it won't work when you do need it.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (edlKR)

507 A little late, I know, but something has been nagging at me.

With all the violence going on, and with the police occupied, just how many rapes and sexual assaults do you think are occurring and how many are likely to go completely unreported?

Considering the vast opportunities that exist, surely it must be happening to some degree. During the Occupy events, with the cops pushed out of the vicinity, and combined with rampant hard drug use, rape was fairly frequent. Surely it wouldn't be difficult for some woman at a riot to be set upon, beaten, and then dragged off to be gang raped. And not it's not likely that "protestors" are going to inform the Fuzz, their newly christened enemy.

And don't expect any news reporting on this. No siree.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM (xW4Id)

508 Robert at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM
Good point. And in some states, they just cleared a bunch of criminals out of prison so they wouldn't get COVID 19.
And I read somewhere that in LA, you aren't supposed to call 911 for a home break-in unless your life is in danger. Haven't confirmed that, but sounds similar to earlier hang-ups by 911.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 09:07 PM (BVQ+1)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

6620coffe.jpg

***

Mornin' Morons. Coffee time. Black and bitter like my soul.

The rules? Opine away or bloviate. Whatever trips your trigger. Just remember no running with sharp objects, don't pull the 'ettes hair and be nice to one another.

If you are in a metro area where the lawlessness is taking place. Be safe and keep your head on a swivel.

Have a great weekend!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:15 AM




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1 Coffee is the nectar of the gods.

Posted by: Ann at June 06, 2020 10:16 AM (NDO5Q)

2 Woot!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 10:19 AM (DCVgi)

3 I am glad the 'ettes have hair and did not shave it off in some dumbass protest.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:19 AM (ufFY8)

4 Already on my 3rd cup...the smell and taste of victory!

Posted by: JC. IDaho bot. at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (377Zs)

5 YAYYY COFFEE THREAD!

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (7Am4g)

6 Sheesh, judging from the threads below, it looks like I picked the wrong day to sleep in.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (n3UT6)

7
Saw Skip down below couldn't find The Longest Day to watch. It's on a Roku channel, Movieland TV. I'll correct that in just a bit if I'm wrong.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (DCVgi)

8 Sips coffee. Eyes package of donuts. Morning, Horde!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (YbxY6)

9 On #3...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at June 06, 2020 10:22 AM (UUBmN)

10 COVFEFE

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:22 AM (7Am4g)

11 I don't drink coffee.
There, I said it.

Not too fond of tea either.

Now, off to find some more icons to clast

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 06, 2020 10:22 AM (d6mdH)

12 First pot of coffee drained. Intermission.

Posted by: windbag at June 06, 2020 10:23 AM (sDEZT)

13 Did the dumbasses in Minneapolis vote to defund their police?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:23 AM (ufFY8)

14 Almost time for a Saturday morning nap...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at June 06, 2020 10:24 AM (UUBmN)

15 Mornin', Horde. I've got a long day of chores ahead of me. Exterminators are coming out to deal with the gophers which are destroying the front yard, and the rats which infiltrated into the basement. If Arson wasn't a crime, I'd consider solving the whole problem with a few barrels of fuel oil and a road flare.

Posted by: PabloD at June 06, 2020 10:24 AM (r/iuN)

16 Still lively on krak's thread.

Posted by: m at June 06, 2020 10:24 AM (Bcbbp)

17 6 Sheesh, judging from the threads below, it looks like I picked the wrong day to sleep in.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:21 AM (n3UT6)

And to quit sniffing glue.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:26 AM (NWiLs)

18 So yesterday at the Farmers' Market, I was struck by the incongruity of a young Amish lass working the levers of a state of the art Gagginetti, or whatever those fancy espresso/capuccino contraptions are called.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:26 AM (7Am4g)

19 Mmm...covfefe...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:26 AM (NWiLs)

20

A few days ago I asked if anyone has seen Chavez The Hugo, which was probably a dumb thing to ask -- why would CtH waste his precious time by delving into ugly Worldly events.

Anyway, I hope he is as well as he can be.

Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (qg2ac)

21 Did the dumbasses in Minneapolis vote to defund their police?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:23 AM (ufFY

Who will they send to collect the property tax if homeowners and businesses refuse to pay? Which they should, because one main reason people pay property tax is to fund emergency services.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (YbxY6)

22 PDT was smaht to get outta Dodge today.

Posted by: m at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (Bcbbp)

23 A very nice Saturday tradition we have is my husband makes breakfast and coffee, and I eat the breakfast he made and drink the coffee he made.

Sometimes we have covefe, too.

It's a nice tradition.

Posted by: Flyover at June 06, 2020 10:28 AM (Rbu5d)

24 Does Tea count?

Posted by: catman at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (4HMlb)

25 It would be similar to seeing an elegant Milanesa in Prada glasses put the finishing touches on a shoofly pie.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (7Am4g)

26 Ohmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: FrodoB-
Former otter wrangler at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (dQF3z)

27 Despite the lefts recent efforts to paint Trump as a racist and blame him for police brutality and the riots, Rasmussen Reports says that approval for President Trump amongst likely black voters is now over 40 percent.

Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote in 2016. In August 2019, black voter approval for Trump stood at 26 percent.

Something to chew on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (85Gof)

28 A few days ago I asked if anyone has seen Chavez The Hugo, which was probably a dumb thing to ask -- why would CtH waste his precious time by delving into ugly Worldly events.

Anyway, I hope he is as well as he can be.
Posted by: Systemic Soothsayer at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (qg2ac)

I think he popped into the ONT. He is doing chemo, I think, and seems a little more upbeat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (YbxY6)

29 Not letting this get willowed
oldafsarge.blogspot.com/the-6th-of-june-1944-d-day
https://tinyurl.com/yb9d9nbk

One regret I have was not questioning my FiL at all about D-day, all I know probably of his day was a very brief reading of a fellow company comrade.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:28 AM

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (6f16T)

30 11 I don't drink coffee.
There, I said it.

Not too fond of tea either.

Now, off to find some more icons to clast
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 06, 2020 10:22 AM (d6mdH)

I don't like coffee much, either. I'll drink it once in a great while, I guess trying to figure out what all the fuss is about. I do like tea, though. Either a strong black tea or brewed chai (not that syrup or powder crap).

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:30 AM (OzQGF)

31 Coffee good.

Democrats bad.

Off to check pawn shops in my AO for whatever came in their doors.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:30 AM (Z+IKu)

32 Tea does count, some say its caffeine is same as coffee but not to me.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:30 AM (6f16T)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 10:30 AM (arJlL)

34 Off to check pawn shops in my AO for whatever came in their doors.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:30 AM (Z+IKu)

LOL
Never thought of that. I bet there are some good deals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:31 AM (85Gof)

35 One regret I have was not questioning my FiL at all about D-day, all I know probably of his day was a very brief reading of a fellow company comrade.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:28 AM
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (6f16T)


Says not available when I try to load?

Posted by: JC. IDaho bot. at June 06, 2020 10:32 AM (377Zs)

36 Senile Joe said something bizarrely incomprehensible yesterday. I guess that made it just another day.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at June 06, 2020 10:32 AM (Uu+Jp)

37 I agree that the cop murdered George Floyd. but that makes Floyd a "victim", not a hero and I'm tired of everyone making him out to be a saint. It's nauseating actually, and you can still hold the view that the cop had no right to kill a man who posed no threat to him--and that the man he killed was--to everyone outside his family--a worthless POS.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:32 AM (CqE5x)

38 Man I really like Black Rifle AK47 coffee!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (JFO2v)

39 First World Problem:

What can I do with a gallon of hand sanitizer that is now unneeded, and made from natural alcohol* and some lilac scent stuff, giving it an odor that's not terrible but not very appealing? I'm afraid to dump it down my sink; maybe I'll dump it in the storm sewer.

*The label says this stuff smells different from other hand sanitizers because it is made with natural, not chemically-made, alcohol. I guess distillers will not make tons of money with hand sanitizers!

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (AMIL/)

40 >I wonder how long it will take for "BLM" to be considered an acceptable anagram and won't be underlined in red. Taking bets here.
Posted by: JD


I still think Bureau of Land Management, then, 'context, man'

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (iTXRQ)

41
Still lively on krak's thread.


Responses best described as 'blunt.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (oVJmc)

42 Sir Winston Churchills statue in Parliament Square, Westminster has been vandalised on the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings by Black Lives Matter protesters.

As if I needed another reason to hate them and the left...and i bet most of the yoots were white

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (85Gof)

43 Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote in 2016. In August 2019, black voter approval for Trump stood at 26 percent.

Something to chew on
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (85Gof)

running around 40% with Black men

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at June 06, 2020 10:34 AM (JFO2v)

44 37 I agree that the cop murdered George Floyd. but that makes Floyd a "victim", not a hero and I'm tired of everyone making him out to be a saint. It's nauseating actually, and you can still hold the view that the cop had no right to kill a man who posed no threat to him--and that the man he killed was--to everyone outside his family--a worthless POS.
Posted by: JoeF



He's the latest Mascot for the Anointed.

Posted by: Puddleglum lives in NoVA at June 06, 2020 10:34 AM (MVR7y)

45 One other point about the nooded JJ/Krakatoa threads.

Remember that this country is largely made up of people who saw their own homelands as going bad. And most seem to lack sympathy for those countries they left.

I've never been one of those, myself, but I do understand it.

Relatedly, it's a mistake to let your mind be led by your natural heartfelt reaction. At least, not as such; it can be a sign that your thinking was off somewhere. That works only if your emotions and appetites have already been so well trained as to be trustworthy. And no one meets that test, at least not until they're in heaven.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 10:35 AM (ZbwAu)

46 As if I needed another reason to hate them and the left...and i bet most of the yoots were white
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (85Gof)

Just like the toots who painted the BLM stuff on 16th street in DC

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:35 AM (ONvIw)

47 Gref - my wife ordered a ton of 50% isopropyl alcohol with witch hazel when the Covid panic first gripped her.

I should've told her to order 100 proof vodka; at least it would be drinkable.

Posted by: PabloD at June 06, 2020 10:35 AM (r/iuN)

48 Guess a few local car dealerships were broken into and cars stolen...Free Cars For Floyd

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 06, 2020 10:35 AM (/6GbT)

49 I am not a coffee achiever.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (ufFY8)

50 Skip - yotw were in Chester and you didn't call me? Harrumph.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (7Am4g)

51 Did the dumbasses in Minneapolis vote to defund their police?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:23 AM (ufFY

They're gonna form an all "Karen" force....give 'em guns, badges and arrest powers.

Posted by: BignJames at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (X/Pw5)

52 46 Yoots, not toots

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (ONvIw)

53 >I don't like coffee much, either. I'll drink it once in a great while, I guess trying to figure out what all the fuss is about

Caffeine.
It's science.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (iTXRQ)

54 oh gawd, the moron on Fox just mentioned the "Boogaloo movement".

I remember my freshman year in college, at the end of the first semester there was a dorm party that ended up in a floor by floor battle fought with trash cans full of water leaned against the elevator doors - yeah, things got out of hand and of course, lots and lots of alcohol was involved. Things looked bad when the campus cops showed up and charged in, threatening to arrest everyone involved. But just at that moment, someone noticed that they had jumped out of their car but left it running, and I still remember the look on their faces (we were all in the lobby) when someone said "Hey Look! There goes your car!!" Comedy Gold!!!

So anyway, they never caught who did it (I think I found out who it was a couple years later, someone I knew) but we still wanted to mess with them, so we started to float rumors that we had heard about the BuFu Liberation Army, that was dedicated to causing all kinds of trouble. And there were some of those official clowns who just ate that shit up.

One of my (our) crowning moments in that early life was when I actually saw in print that the local police were investigating the rumors they had heard of the dangerous BuFu Liberation Army.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (V2Yro)

55 I agree that the cop murdered George Floyd. but that makes Floyd a "victim", not a hero and I'm tired of everyone making him out to be a saint. It's nauseating actually, and you can still hold the view that the cop had no right to kill a man who posed no threat to him--and that the man he killed was--to everyone outside his family--a worthless POS.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:32 AM (CqE5x)

George Floyd was a thug, and the thug life is what killed him. He'd likely have never encountered that particular crooked cop had he held an honest job somewhere. He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

56 Our laboratories of freedom are creating catastrophe-inducing experiments. Defunding cops. No cash bail. Crimes for which there are no punishments. But, coffee persists.

Posted by: iandeal at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (vgGyZ)

57 Yoots, not toots
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (ONvIw)

Well yoots do toot, especially if you feed them beans

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (85Gof)

58 I could forgive George Floyd for being a mean dude with a drug problem, and probably for some of his minor crimes. But Home Invasions are extremely serious and unforgivable.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (CqE5x)

59 Almost time for a Saturday morning nap...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue

Good idea.....

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (arJlL)

60

49
I am not a coffee achiever.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:36 AM (ufFY



https://tinyurl.com/ybp99duv






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (ufFY8)

61 George Floyd was a thug, and the thug life is what killed him. He'd likely have never encountered that particular crooked cop had he held an honest job somewhere. He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

He was working until the lockdown, a bouncer, but what else could he do?

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

62 21 Did the dumbasses in Minneapolis vote to defund their police?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 10:23 AM (ufFY

Who will they send to collect the property tax if homeowners and businesses refuse to pay? Which they should, because one main reason people pay property tax is to fund emergency services.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (YbxY6)


I believe the unions, using the courts, will erect some barricades to the police defunding and dismantling forces. Voters will then have time to weigh-in. Might not hinder the far left loons in all places, though.

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (AMIL/)

63 Muldoon - I read your dad's diary excerpt. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (7Am4g)

64 Still working on #1, boss.

#5 Give myself a haircut and a shave.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (KnJdm)

65 Please let biden and the left run on defunding the Police...please

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (85Gof)

66 He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

And they know it.

As do the family lawyers, handlers, consultants and aides.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (CqE5x)

67 41


Still lively on krak's thread.

Responses best described as 'blunt.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 06, 2020 10:33 AM (oVJmc)



Oh ... I thought i was here too late ... some 'blunt' comments were awfully close to 'rude'. And depressing.

That reminds me ... radio derb should be up ... time to get my weekly dose of pessimism.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (AHq56)

68 Sipping iced coffee on this hot muggy day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (Dc2NZ)

69 When pickles are outlawed . . .

Massachusetts man charged with assault after thrown pickle from moving vehicle hits highway worker and 'caused him pain'

https://bit.ly/2A9vcsD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

70 24 Does Tea count?
Posted by: catman at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (4HMlb)

Only if you're a Limey poof.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (hV60f)

71 44 37 I agree that the cop murdered George Floyd. but that makes Floyd a "victim", not a hero and I'm tired of everyone making him out to be a saint. It's nauseating actually, and you can still hold the view that the cop had no right to kill a man who posed no threat to him--and that the man he killed was--to everyone outside his family--a worthless POS.
Posted by: JoeF
He's the latest Mascot for the Anointed.
Posted by: Puddleglum lives in NoVA at June 06, 2020 10:34 AM (MVR7y)

I was noting last night that contrary to popular fiction, most crimes involve Scumbags on both sides.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (V2Yro)

72 Now that the weather has turned hot, I think it only appropriate to run coffee girl again.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (T6t7i)

73 Massachusetts man charged with assault after thrown pickle from moving vehicle hits highway worker and 'caused him pain'

https://bit.ly/2A9vcsD
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

But arson, totes ok

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (ONvIw)

74 He was working until the lockdown, a bouncer, but what else could he do?
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

Did he commit crimes and have a record BEFORE the lock down?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (CqE5x)

75 Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (V2Yro

----

Could be worse, the folks in the year ahead of me put the garbage cans full of water against the stairway doors. And yes, people got washed down to the next landing.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (+0uDE)

76 Did he commit crimes and have a record BEFORE the lock down?
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (CqE5x)

MANY!

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

77 Only if you're a Limey poof.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (hV60f)

Do I get an exemption for being a girl?

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (OzQGF)

78 Who will they send to collect the property tax if
homeowners and businesses refuse to pay? Which they should, because one
main reason people pay property tax is to fund emergency services.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:27 AM (YbxY6)


In the US that is generally done administratively through the Sheriff's department. For city and transit taxes it is either handled through the city DA's office and state taxing authority, or Sheriff, though I believe some are handled only at the city level like parking tickets. Even then, there is a tendency to hand collection over to a third party like private collections or the state. Some polities will also move to have your driver's license pulled for debt.

If you don't pay your property taxes, the county works up a writ of sort, and sends it to you. Locally, if there is timber on it, the county will log it for you for revenue, but if you don't comply the Sheriff will seize and action the property.

As for the rest, the tax collector going around to collect money directly (except in Oregon with the Pot tax!) doesn't happen without the Sheriff showing up.

I must be feeling better, I grow prolix.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (WyVLE)

79 73
Massachusetts man charged with assault after thrown pickle from moving vehicle hits highway worker and 'caused him pain'


I just crossed Spain off my list, now I'm not going to MA.


Posted by: Peter North at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (ufFY8)

80 I was noting last night that contrary to popular fiction, most crimes involve Scumbags on both sides.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (V2Yro)

That's a good point, but one that's always going to be a real tough sell....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (CqE5x)

81 He was working until the lockdown, a bouncer, but what else could he do?
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

Bouncer in a skeevy nightclub is basically an "honest job" in air quotes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:43 AM (YbxY6)

82
Did he commit crimes and have a record BEFORE the lock down?


Only if you consider invading a pregnant woman's home and pointing a pistol at her belly a "crime".

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 10:43 AM (luzVb)

83 One of my (our) crowning moments in that early life was when I actually saw in print that the local police were investigating the rumors they had heard of the dangerous BuFu Liberation Army.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (V2Yro)

That is awesome. Kids nowadays don't know how to have innocent fun like that. Everything has got to be a grievance.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:44 AM (KnJdm)

84 #5 Give myself a haircut and a shave.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (KnJdm)

You cut your own hair? I wouldn't have guessed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:44 AM (OzQGF)

85 77 Only if you're a Limey poof.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (hV60f)

Do I get an exemption for being a girl?
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (OzQGF)

Women. Always asking for exemptions...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:44 AM (hV60f)

86 A Letter From Larry Correia

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=100549

Posted by: SMH at June 06, 2020 10:45 AM (RU4sa)

87 Scumbags?

"Cincinnati, police found and arrested a man who was caught on video paying protesters to riot. "

utoob imbedded in article:

http://tinyurl.com/ybf7jyjo

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 10:45 AM (Fk2WS)

88 He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

And they know it.

As do the family lawyers, handlers, consultants and aides.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (CqE5x)

Yup, but the lawyers and scam artists ( read that as sharpton as others ) will pick the caurcus dry. The family will be left with next to nothing in a few years.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:45 AM (85Gof)

89 And...just like that, the morning's gone!

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (7Am4g)

90 82:Only if you consider invading a pregnant woman's home and pointing a pistol at her belly a "crime".


Shame he's dead. Planned Parenthood would have hired him.

Posted by: Puddleglum lives in NoVA at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (MVR7y)

91 I must be feeling better, I grow prolix.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (WyVLE)

There's a tax on that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (YbxY6)

92
He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

And they know it.

As do the family lawyers, handlers, consultants and aides.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:40 AM (CqE5x)

----

The family lawyer is Benjamin Crump of Trayvon Martin fame. He is probably the one that invented the

"5 Day George Floyd Funeral and Racial Grievance Circus starring Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the Just Us Brothers."

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (+0uDE)

93 I was noting last night that contrary to popular fiction, most crimes involve Scumbags on both sides.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:41 AM (V2Yro)

That's why it's easy to cheer for the bad guy "heroes" in mob movies. The guys Vito Corleone and Tony Soprano whack are scumbags too.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (CqE5x)

94 Thinking about the Abolish the Police idea. I think what they are really calling for is a destruction of western culture law, order, and rights.

The left has lost many arguments over the last 10 to 12 years. They realize that many people vote with the pockets and checkbooks when given the chance at a job, a home, and a life.

I think many of the left desire a no decisions, no pains, and no rules life. When given the choice of freedom and right or a big progressive government that frees them self-control required to live a productive life they choose the Big Govt.

And with this idea they also think that this Big Govt will leave THEM alone.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (JFO2v)

95 Best laid plans or plans to be laid best?

Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house

In a sex fantasy gone wrong, two men with machetes entered the wrong house in New South Wales, Australia, before quickly realising their error.

One of them has now been acquitted of entering a home armed with a weapon in July 2019, Australian media report.

They had been hired to carry out a client's fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

96 Did he commit crimes and have a record BEFORE the lock down?

Only if you consider invading a pregnant woman's home and pointing a pistol at her belly a "crime".
Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 10:43 AM (luzVb)

Threatening an Abortion isn't a crime in Blie states

Posted by: Jean at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (B7KlG)

97 27 Despite the lefts recent efforts to paint Trump as a racist and blame him for police brutality and the riots, Rasmussen Reports says that approval for President Trump amongst likely black voters is now over 40 percent.

Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote in 2016. In August 2019, black voter approval for Trump stood at 26 percent.

Something to chew on
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:29 AM (85Gof)


Call me racist, but black democrats in my opinion seem to be more Christian than white democrats. Most of the best arguments I've seen on twitter have been by black conservative Christians who think the entire argument of "oppressed" is bullshit. They don't want to be labeled as helpless in need of white saviors.

Obviously they are then attacked by crazed white liberals condescending to them. Talk about white privilege.

The white liberals are increasingly gross. Atheist, pro-sex, pro-drugs, pro-everything. Pro communism. Anti-America.

Republicans do better with people who have family values and black Christians believe in family values as much as anybody. They might not trust the cops, but that simply leads to a distrust in government. Trump's message matches this.

I am not surprised to see such high support. White liberals assume minorities vote 100% for democrats but it simply isn't the case and there's plenty of room to grow in terms of gaining those votes.

A poor black neighborhood in the middle of an affluent white liberal city has more in common with a backwoods white small town in Arkansas than they do with rich white Antifa terrorist wannabes.

This only deepens that divide. They are not blind.


As anecdotal evidence, in the latest Dave Chapelle special that I watched, black comedians are the only ones still willing to make jokes about how absurd gay people are, for one example. He's also pro-gun because he doesn't want crazed drug addicts breaking into his home. And he doesn't trust the cops to show up to help him and they wouldn't make it in time anyway. He's a wealthier black celebrity type but it still makes sense to me.


It's increasingly difficult to paint a pretty picture of how helpful democrats are and how evil Republicans are.


Hopefully the trend continues.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (gqvXZ)

98 35 https://oldafsarge.blogspot.com

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (6f16T)

99 I do have to warn against too much patting oneself on the back. Lack of self-awareness is just as dangerous to us, as to the left.

And I do NOT see much openness to disagreement here*. Maybe more than NRO, but less than it was. Yes, things are coming to a head, and that is one of several causes. But not the only one.

*BTW, JJ is, and long has been, one of the best. Yes, his style doesn't usually show that, and in a single given thread it may not seem so, but over time, he doesn't hold grudges.

Kind of like Trump.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (ZbwAu)

100 My poor mom's Keurig coffee maker quit working and she's not had a cup for a couple of days while waiting for a new one to be delivered. ( basically home bound) . I sent her some instant coffee in the mail to bridge the gap.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (2DOZq)

101 84 #5 Give myself a haircut and a shave.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:39 AM (KnJdm)

You cut your own hair? I wouldn't have guessed.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:44 AM (OzQGF)

For mumbledy years. Best $30 I've ever spent.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (KnJdm)

102 he Police Chief what the hell ever they call him in Pittsburgh actually sat in the street & blocked Traffic with BLM ! You cannot make this shit up

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 10:48 AM (uQFnR)

103 I must be feeling better, I grow prolix.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 10:42 AM (WyVLE)

What's the best fertilizer for that?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:48 AM (hV60f)

104 The family lawyer is Benjamin Crump of Trayvon Martin fame. He is probably the one that invented the

"5 Day George Floyd Funeral and Racial Grievance Circus starring Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the Just Us Brothers."
Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 10:46 AM (+0uDE)

Never liked Crump, but what makes him worse than just a shakedown artists is that his rhetoric is always HOT.

If he was merely seeking "justice" for the family--and a huge payout for them and himself--he would already have a very strong case to get both justice and money.

But he ain't about that.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:49 AM (CqE5x)

105 Celebrate and exercise your Bill of Rights freedoms this year. You don't know what next year will bring.

Last Florida governor's race, DeSantis (R) won by 0.4% over Gillum. It was 49.6% to 49.2%

Huge difference in outcome.

Posted by: FloridaMan at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (Iex1l)

106 Coffee, Che Blake style: Grab coffee pod, put in single cup maker. Fill with roughly 8 OZ of water.

Put 2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream in bottom of cup.

Push "start" button on coffee maker.

Star at coffee maker like a dog waiting for supper to hit the floor.

Sigh once coffee is ready.

Drink.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (WEBkv)

107 I mean look at the Cosby Show. Outside of Roseanne it's the last most conservative pro-family show that's made it onto a network. If liberals no longer represent religious values and families, black voters will leave them. Not to mention Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Carlton is like the poster child for the senior PGA tour. Has been for YEARS. None of the old white golf fans even bat an eye.

I'm tellin ya.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (gqvXZ)

108 He's worth far more to his family dead than he ever was alive. His family just won the Powerball.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (YbxY6)

Known as the ghetto lottery.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (2DOZq)

109 To get my morning rant in; the thing that bugs me most are the universal lies. I feel like I have been transplanted to East Germany. Every newsperson, even or especially FNC, is just parroting the same lies. Are they all really fools and believe this shit? Or are they just ordered to do so and they bend the knee? The latter seems even worse to me. Stupidity is an understandable, if regrettable, fact of life but cowardice on this scale is mind boggling.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (yQpMk)

110
Bouncer in a skeevy nightclub is basically an "honest job" in air quotes.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:43 AM (YbxY6)
The cop who killed supposedly worked as a bouncer at the same side the night club.

But supposedly they had never met.

Posted by: Fox 2! at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (koG+n)

111 105 Celebrate and exercise your Bill of Rights freedoms this year. You don't know what next year will bring.

Last Florida governor's race, DeSantis (R) won by 0.4% over Gillum. It was 49.6% to 49.2%

Huge difference in outcome.
Posted by: FloridaMan at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (Iex1l)

Yep. I already knew Gillum was corrupt but only recently did we find out what a complete degenerate he is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (hV60f)

112 What's the best fertilizer for that?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:48 AM (hV60f)
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Booze?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (WEBkv)

113 My guess is end of August until my Emperor says I can get a haircut at my usual place.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (6f16T)

114 The Larry Correia letter is posted on his own website too.

https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/06/05/with-friends-like-these/

Scroll down to read about the feed back he got.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (+0uDE)

115 Huge difference in outcome.
Posted by: FloridaMan at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (Iex1l)

Big difference in "income", too.

Posted by: Gillum's Butthole at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (YbxY6)

116 One of my (our) crowning moments in that early life was when I actually saw in print that the local police were investigating the rumors they had heard of the dangerous BuFu Liberation Army.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:37 AM (V2Yro)
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What if your joke actually brought it into being?

What is their cammo pattern?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (Dc2NZ)

117 CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO)

Gateway Pundit

Ths scumbag was on cnn

SCUMBAG

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (85Gof)

118 Posted by: Palindrome Paduan

I've been meaning to ask, PP, is your family the Italican branch of the Luap clan?

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (YqED9)

119 Dollar Shave Club just played the corporate guilt-shaming card in my email.


Unsubscribed and account deleted with a shove you corporate virtue-signaling up your ass note.

. Looks like I will be growing out my beard for a while.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (luzVb)

120 Well my hair is not worth messing with. Counting the days until June 20th.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (gLRfa)

121 They had been hired to carry out a client's fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom.
____________

LOL. He fantasized about being stroked with a broom? People are weird.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 06, 2020 10:53 AM (k4dH2)

122 NN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO)

Gateway Pundit

Ths scumbag was on cnn

SCUMBAG
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (85Gof)

Who?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:53 AM (CqE5x)

123 I really am sick of the lockdown curfew mask-wearing bullshit. Also sick of the "predominantly peaceful" rioting, looting, burning, beating, and woker-than-though fucksticks cheering from the sidelines. Thank God for the HQ and the Horde.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:53 AM (hV60f)

124 LOL. He fantasized about being stroked with a broom? People are weird.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 06, 2020 10:53 AM (k4dH2)

His last girlfriend was a witch?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (CqE5x)

125 113 My guess is end of August until my Emperor says I can get a haircut at my usual place.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 10:51 AM (6f16T)

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Will they still be in business by then?
Five months of zero income?

By then the stylists may all be working at the grocery store.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (+0uDE)

126 Bouncer in a skeevy nightclub is basically an "honest job" in air quotes.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:43 AM (YbxY6)

Chauvin worked there too. It's up for debate if he was part of the skeeve or monitoring it, but he's donk so probably part of the problem.

With a record like Floyd's he was not going to get a bank teller job, or even a cashier. He made his life a mess and is no hero, but his death has helped his family in ways his life never would (unless he stopped with drugs, but he wasn't going to. He found a job where that was no problem).

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (ONvIw)

127 Author Terry Turchie: The Democrat Party has Adopted All of the Weather Underground Strategies for Resistance Into Their Party Platform

It is WAR folks. Better get used to it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (85Gof)

128 And social distancing can suck my balls.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (hV60f)

129 Here's an odd aspect of the George Floyd killing. Why hasn't the media told us every single detail of Derek Chauvin's life by now? That is typically part of the "create outrage" plan when white police kill minorities, or white losers shoot-up schools and malls.

Last week, I remember seeing a photo of Chauvin in a Trump-supporting t-shirt, someplace on-line. Why isn't CNN showing that 5,000 times a day?

The conspiracy part of my brain says something very odd is going on. Or maybe the Dem-Media Complex is saving-up the Chauvin info, to use it to incite a second round of Antifa crap or for when they need aother attack-angle on Trump..

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (AMIL/)

130 More likely paid to have his prostate stroked with a broom.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (yQpMk)

131 41
Still lively on krak's thread.

Responses best described as 'blunt.'


My favorite kinda respones!

Posted by: Snoop Dogg at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (hkDyM)

132 Who?
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:53 AM (CqE5x

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (85Gof)

133 I believe there "stroked" means "beaten."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (hV60f)

134 And forgive, as I am still waking, but thank you, for the compliment.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (KnJdm)

135 ''CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO) ''

WTF? That sorry SOB sounds like a sadistic pedo.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:56 AM (gLRfa)

136 I just found this out--my sister's best friend's mother had the Virus and it was dicey for a while, but Hydroxychlorquine did the trick.

She's a teacher and a big Lib.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:56 AM (CqE5x)

137 The cop who killed supposedly worked as a bouncer at the same side the night club.

But supposedly they had never met.
Posted by: Fox 2! at June 06, 2020 10:50 AM (koG+n)

Yeah. Likely story, hah! But suppose for a moment it is true. It's still the thug life that put him in contact with the bad cop. He was passing counterfeit money, and a storekeeper called the cops on him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:56 AM (YbxY6)

138 Last week, I remember seeing a photo of Chauvin in a Trump-supporting t-shirt, someplace on-line. Why isn't CNN showing that 5,000 times a day?

The conspiracy part of my brain says something very odd is going on. Or maybe the Dem-Media Complex is saving-up the Chauvin info, to use it to incite a second round of Antifa crap or for when they need aother attack-angle on Trump..
Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:55 AM (AMIL/)

They guy in the Trump shirt and LAw and Order sign was NOT Chauvin

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:57 AM (ONvIw)

139 Does ace condone Kraks post full of hatred and contempt? When mere mortals post that level of bile they get the Banhammer 3000...

Posted by: Adolf deBlasio at June 06, 2020 10:58 AM (OnOT9)

140 On the bright side, I have some goodies at my LGS to pick up today as I drive over to Florida to renew my retirement plan.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:58 AM (yQpMk)

141 128 And social distancing can suck my balls.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (hV60f)
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They're hypocrites if they do!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 10:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

142 Morning all. Tuned into Amazon Movies lasat night after a great night with a coupla friends.

First screen banner : We Support Black Lives Matter: and the. A bunch of what I can only assume are white oppressor movies and documentaries. Now what? I wont go to places that require masks. Netflix is asshoe. I wont subscribe to cable. Its probably the only service I enjoy using cause I hate going shopping. They did have a Dennis Prager vid, but fuck then and every other mutherfer woke corporations. I'm just done with it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (XEfKE)

143 Looks like I will be growing out my beard for a while.
Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 10:52 AM (luzVb)

Old fashioned safety razor and blades. Cheaper, and fuck your corporate virtue signaling.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (KnJdm)

144 They guy in the Trump shirt and LAw and Order sign was NOT Chauvin

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:57 AM (ONvIw)

Ahh, so. Thanks.

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (AMIL/)

145 128 And social distancing can suck my balls.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (hV60f)

I can't believe they are still sticking with that shit with all that is going on. AYFKM? And no tear gas in Seattle because it makes people cough and that's going to spread WuFlu cooties? Give me a f*cking break already.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (OzQGF)

146 Now Magnolia is virtue signaling about "systemic racism".


Et tu Chip and Joanna?


Et tu?


UNSUBSCRIBE

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (luzVb)

147 ''CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO) ''


Oh.

Posted by: Puddleglum lives in NoVA at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (MVR7y)

148 141 128 And social distancing can suck my balls.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (hV60f)
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They're hypocrites if they do!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 10:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 11:00 AM (XEfKE)

149 Old fashioned safety razor and blades. Cheaper, and fuck your corporate virtue signaling.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (KnJdm)

This. I bought my husband a nice one last year for our anniversary and he loves it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 11:00 AM (OzQGF)

150 Watching some German soccer since that and Korean baseball are the only sports going on right now. The players are wearing Black Lives Matter arm bands.

Lots of lessons you could draw there about globalism. And also, Germans wearing arm bands should always make one concerned.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (LZ7Gl)

151 Old fashioned safety razor and blades. Cheaper, and fuck your corporate virtue signaling.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (KnJdm)

Black Rifle Coffee ought to get into the shave business.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (YbxY6)

152 ''Last week, I remember seeing a photo of Chauvin in a Trump-supporting t-shirt, someplace on-line. Why isn't CNN showing that 5,000 times a day? ''

They always hope these guys are Trump supporters but it rarely works out for them.

Speaking of PDT, is he in D.C. today? I know he doesn't run from fights so it wouldn't surprise me if he's standing tall in the White House.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (gLRfa)

153 Yeah. Likely story, hah! But suppose for a moment it is true. It's still the thug life that put him in contact with the bad cop. He was passing counterfeit money, and a storekeeper called the cops on him.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 10:56 AM (YbxY6)
Agreed. But we don't know if there had been a prior animosity.

Posted by: Fox 2! at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (koG+n)

154 I've switched over to a dry electric and I like it.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (gqvXZ)

155 Mornin' y'all. Everyone make sure you maintain situational awareness if you're out and about.
I'm going to get another cup of coffee.

Posted by: Bert G, new podisode at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (OMsf+)

156 Ahh, so. Thanks.
Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (AMIL/)

The cop in question was from the Bloomington PD and is much older

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (ONvIw)

157 Please let biden and the left run on defunding the Police...please

I know! It IS possible, no?

Posted by: Piratepatch from the flood zone at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (dCpPd)

158 Hopefully the trend continues.
Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 10:47 AM (gqvXZ)

----

Honestly pointing out that pasty faced over educated upper class white boy Antifa led the charge to burn down all the businesses in your neighborhoods may go a long way to convincing blacks that Trump and Republicans are not their enemy. Especially if you do it as you push a broom helping them clean up their neighborhoods.

Which means I have a mission for tomorrow.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (+0uDE)

159 CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO) ''

I assume it's okay for a parent to beat the snot out of that pervert. As preventative medicine, I mean.

When did it become okay for clearly insane people to say clearly insane things on national television?
It was CNN which means there wasn't a lot of people watching, but still.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at June 06, 2020 11:04 AM (Uu+Jp)

160 Lots of lessons you could draw there about globalism. And also, Germans wearing arm bands should always make one concerned.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (LZ7Gl)

A whole bunch of American cities all at the same time. Then globally with all of the corporations in lockstep. The question is who owns the soccer team. I know people hate the word conspiracy but this is obviously the opposite of organic.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:04 AM (gqvXZ)

161 And also, Germans wearing arm bands should always make one concerned.


Uh-oh...

Posted by: the rest of Europe at June 06, 2020 11:04 AM (MVR7y)

162 I had a pateint in my chair yesterday who did not know floyd had a criminal record or that he had drugs in his system...she thought he was another one of them saint gentle giants

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof)

163 Also getting the feeling this " social distancing " will be the new normal they want.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (6f16T)

164 18 So yesterday at the Farmers' Market, I was struck by the incongruity of a young Amish lass working the levers of a state of the art Gagginetti, or whatever those fancy espresso/capuccino contraptions are called.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:26 AM (7Am4g)


Expresso machine - coffee cow.

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (Vy7tf)

165 When did it become okay for clearly insane people to say clearly insane things on national television?
It was CNN which means there wasn't a lot of people watching, but still.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at June 06, 2020 11:04 AM (Uu+Jp)

Ths is CNN

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof)

166 DJT is not in DC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (MVR7y)

167 Speaking of PDT, is he in D.C. today? I know he doesn't run from fights so it wouldn't surprise me if he's standing tall in the White House.
Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (gLRfa)

Trump's in Bedminster, NJ this weekend

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (CqE5x)

168 Also getting the feeling this " social distancing " will be the new normal they want.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (6f16T)

Good. I hate most people

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:06 AM (85Gof)

169 The NFL needs to rebrand games as riots, which would allow them to get back to business,

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at June 06, 2020 11:06 AM (Uu+Jp)

170 >> ''CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO) ''


Instead of ruining other people's children, how about you try raising your own?

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:06 AM (lxuQd)

171 Somebody inform Poland.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (8NNW6)

172 162 I had a pateint in my chair yesterday who did not know floyd had a criminal record or that he had drugs in his system...she thought he was another one of them saint gentle giants
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof)

Ignorance is blissful leftist stupidity.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

173 The more Leftists scream defund the police will make that sailboat Biden stay ahead of the wind and force him to join the mantra

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (6f16T)

174 I take that back--he was due to spend the weekend in NJ, but scrapped it because of protests. I guess he didn't want to give them ammo by being shown playing golf.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (CqE5x)

175 I can't believe they are still sticking with that shit with all that is going on. AYFKM? And no tear gas in Seattle because it makes people cough and that's going to spread WuFlu cooties? Give me a f*cking break already.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:59 AM (OzQGF)

After the first 10-14 days is was obvious that COVID-19 was not infludenguebolaids. And yet, authorities and their lickspittles demanded more and more absurd and restrictive measures. More masks, more lockdowns, more curfews, more bullshit. It's not about contagion, it's about control. It's about being made to bend the knee and feel subdued. Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (hV60f)

176 As a company, we have paused over the last few days to deeply consider how to best engage on issues of systemic racism in our country. Those internal conversations revealed the following:

We must stand: Acts of racism and injustice have no place in our society. To our Black brothers and sisters who are suffering, pleading, and grieving - unequivocally, your lives matter.

We must engage: Our Manifesto calls us to listen and learn from others, which right now means dedicating time and resources to fight widespread racism. That work begins within our own company and through the Magnolia Bridge Building initiative with the implementation of diversity and inclusion training for all employees, creation of a Race Relations listening series and participation in Racial Equity Institute workshops for all our leadership.

We must act: We believe our work must start in our own community. Magnolia is donating a total of $100,000 locally to the Waco NAACP and the Waco Community Race Relations Coalition and a total of $100,000 nationally to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Race Forward.

We invite you to join: Any gift made to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund or Race Forward will be matched by Magnolia up to $100,000 total.

There is much work to be done, and we are eager to walk forward in humility, with open hands and hearts.

- The Magnolia Family




More terrorist ransom payments.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (luzVb)

177 I had a pateint in my chair yesterday who did not know floyd had a criminal record or that he had drugs in his system...she thought he was another one of them saint gentle giants
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof)

Ignorance is blissful leftist stupidity.
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

She knows now and is $750 poorer

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (85Gof)

178 Candace Owens did a good vid on Owens and his rap sheet. He was not a good citizen. held a gun to a pregnant ladies stomach during a home invasion.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (XEfKE)

179 CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO)



Morning all.
*types *deletes.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (ycxIH)

180 170 >> ''CNN Guest Proposes Abusing White Children in Wake of George Floyds Death, White Kids Dont Deserve Innocence (VIDEO) ''


Instead of ruining other people's children, how about you try raising your own?
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:06 AM (lxuQd)

This is one of the reasons I hope schools in NJ stay closed. I gladly took an NJ survey and voiced my concern that the schools couldn't protect the kids from wuflu. Wuflu is not the threat I worry about.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (ONvIw)

181 69 When pickles are outlawed . . .

Massachusetts man charged with assault after thrown pickle from moving vehicle hits highway worker and 'caused him pain

My cousin was cruising the dirt roads in N. Central Tennessee one day, 20 mph, drinking some suds. Threw the bottle out of his window, arching it over his vehicle. Hit the cop following him right square in the grill of his squad car! Local cop, knew my cuz, tickets him for littering.

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (Vy7tf)

182 Agreed. But we don't know if there had been a prior animosity.
Posted by: Fox 2! at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (koG+n)

Yeah. We don't know that. But I am dead certain that Chauvin knew that Floyd worked at the club, and that he had a record. Cops don't shut off their cop instincts when they go moonlighting.

And the irony of it is, had there been prior animosity, a murder conviction would maybe be easier to get.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (YbxY6)

183 >>She knows now and is $750 poorer


Just a cleaning, then?

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (lxuQd)

184 http://www.kimdutoit.com/2020/06/06/d-day/

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:08 AM (6f16T)

185 141 128 And social distancing can suck my balls.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (hV60f)
---
They're hypocrites if they do!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 10:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

Three cheers for hypocrisy!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (hV60f)

186 I had a pateint in my chair yesterday who did not know floyd had a criminal record or that he had drugs in his system...she thought he was another one of them saint gentle giants
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof)

Ignorance is blissful leftist stupidity.
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

She knows now and is $750 poorer
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (85Gof)

You charged her $750 for a check-up??

Or because she was a dupe??

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (CqE5x)

187 She knows now and is $750 poorer
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (85Gof)

Good for you.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

188 Honestly pointing out that pasty faced over educated upper class white boy Antifa led the charge to burn down all the businesses in your neighborhoods may go a long way to convincing blacks that Trump and Republicans are not their enemy. Especially if you do it as you push a broom helping them clean up their neighborhoods.

Which means I have a mission for tomorrow.
Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:02 AM (+0uDE)

Exactly. They've gone out on TV claiming that the "family" is public enemy #1. I can absolutely see this nonsense as the reason that Trump is up to 40% with black people. I saw one black twitterer say that white guilt is like the most dangerous thing and they wish people would dial that shit back.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (gqvXZ)

189 creation of a Race Relations listening series and participation in Racial Equity Institute workshops for all our leadership.

Ooh that sounds fun.

I'm sure that all sides will be heard from and all viewpoints appreciated in an open and accepting environment.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 11:10 AM (luzVb)

190 >>I am dead certain that Chauvin knew that Floyd worked at the club, and that he had a record.


I'd bet dollars to donuts that Floyd was killed for breaking a rule of (employment at) that club:

Getting caught passing bad paper.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:10 AM (lxuQd)

191 178 Candace Owens did a good vid on Owens and his rap sheet. He was not a good citizen. held a gun to a pregnant ladies stomach during a home invasion.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 11:07 AM (XEfKE)

Here's the thing though - just because he was a shitheel doesn't make Chauvin not a shitheel.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:10 AM (hV60f)

192 George the felon was positive for fentanyl in meth on his official autopsy report and I believe has eight felony arrest one in which he pistol-whipped an old lady and another one in which he held a gun to a pregnant woman's belly. Fuck him.

Posted by: Adolf deBlasio at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (OnOT9)

193 You charged her $750 for a check-up??

Or because she was a dupe??
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (CqE5x)

No. Inserted a crown

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (85Gof)

194 The video of the mayor of Minneapolis, kneeling and fake crying at the Floyd funereal. It's insane.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (7Fj9P)

195 Willowed:

Eh, here's the problem.

We're all basically Middle and Working Class folks.

We have loads of self-discipline. We plan our lives to the best of our ability. We obey the law, stay out of trouble, and generally avoid those who cause trouble. We get married to have our kids and try to provide a stable home for our mates and kids to live in.

No wonder the Democrats/Commies hate us.

We absolutely do not need them. At. All.

All they can do "for" us is take our "disposable income" and our freedoms away.

They offer us less than nothing.

IMHO, anyone who is Middle or Working Class and votes Democrat is functionally insane.

However -

for the Middle and Working class lifestyle to work,

we need Law and Order.

We need a stable society and the continuity of shared cultural values.

This is why we fail.

Our lives and it's accoutrements - good jobs, good home, good family, safe streets depend on our obey the law instincts.

We are the last ones who will ever violently revolt, even when it's necessary. The dead last. Because it means throwing away the behavior which makes our lives good.

This is the reason for the current violence. It's yet another effort to break the Middle and Working Classes, most specifically the Black Middle and Working Classes.

Yep, BLM, headed by VanillaISIS, a Fake Black Man ,is burning, destroying and looting Black Businesses and Homes first...

...Imagine that.

It's simply part and parcel with Oblabla's effort to destroy the Middle and Working Classes.

If the Middle and Working Classes ever do organize to their benefit,

then miracles can happen because - we do plan, we do carry out our plans, we are deadly serious when it comes to our families and our lives.

Think of the election of Donald Trump.

That was but a mere twitch of the Middle and Working Classes organizing to protect their own interests.

And it worked.

Think what could happen if we truly worked to protect our civil society at the ballot box and locally.

Or are we going to become Venezuela?

Cuz that's all the Democrats/Commies offer us - look at the burning blue cities where they run things.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (rTZNj)

196 193 You charged her $750 for a check-up??

Or because she was a dupe??
Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:09 AM (CqE5x)

No. Inserted a crown
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (85Gof)

Where'd you insert it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (hV60f)

197 >>Here's the thing though - just because he was a shitheel doesn't make Chauvin not a shitheel.


Chauvin is 10X worse. He's a shitheel with a badge.

Dirty Cop? No question, imo. Fuck that guy.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (lxuQd)

198 (Posted on the previous thread. Try again.)

Happy 76th Anniversary of D-Day, American cousins.

If it's any consolation, things are going to sh*t just as quickly on this side of the pond and for exactly the same reasons.

We haven't got BLM devastation in our city centres yet, but from the fifteenth of June our increasingly insane govt is going to make the wearing of masks on public transport mandatory, even if the mask is something we made at home out of "easily available household materials" (Actual quote from the Minister of Lunacy).

Yep, you can be fined if you're not wearing a mask on the train. But if it's one your six year old made out of egg cartons and scotch tape and has no preventative effect whatsoever? No problem! Carry on, Citizen! Well done!

Effing madness. Effing, blinding madness.

Hope you all have a nice Saturday, though.

All the best.

Posted by: Bobo at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (EMk/v)

199 She was crowning and you kept her in the chair?

You monster!

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (lxuQd)

200 Where'd you insert it?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (hV60f)

Good one. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (85Gof)

201 162 I had a pateint in my chair yesterday who did not know floyd had a criminal record or that he had drugs in his system...she thought he was another one of them saint gentle giants
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:05 AM (85Gof


The thug lifestyle raises a person's chances of being killed. I realize decent people also killed, although the chances are lower. It's interesting that the martyrs chosen by the Left are always of the thug variety and not the decent person. Why is that?

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (clsJu)

202 Speaking of PDT, is he in D.C. today? I know he doesn't run from fights so it wouldn't surprise me if he's standing tall in the White House.
Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:01 AM (gLRfa)

-------

1. Getting Barron and Melania out of the line of fire is important.

2. Being there will just enrage the psychotic assholes more and make the job of the Secret Service police harder.

3. The Secret Service would lock him in the Situation Room all day and night to keep him safe from the 1:1,000,000 chance he might get hurt.

Unless someone officially calls "Weapons Free!" at the White House, and then using PDT as a goad to encourage human wave attacks, it is better if PDT is elsewhere.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:13 AM (+0uDE)

203
Where'd you insert it?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (hV60f)

I Laughed. Good one.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:13 AM (ONvIw)

204 PDT often goes to his golf club here in nj...nothing unusual about that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:14 AM (85Gof)

205 Never thought I'd say it: to hell with Fox News, I've got NEWSMAX TV.

P.S. -- "Hands Up Don't Shoot" is a f*cking lie, QED: BLM is a fraud.

Time for more coffee, stay well, y'all.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at June 06, 2020 11:14 AM (W+kMI)

206 199 She was crowning and you kept her in the chair?

You monster!
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (lxuQd)

Conscious sedation obstetrics and dentistry. "We'll fix your smile while you birth your child!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:14 AM (hV60f)

207 Willowed:
452
It is the virtue signaling that is the most disgusting aspect of this.
It is like blackmail. If you don;t bow down to our demands, we will loot
and burn. All this money being donated to assuage white privelege guilt
is just stomach turning. I worked for everything I've earned in my life
time and as a woman and a Jew never thought that was according me any
special privelege and in fact that if anything were things I had to
overcome.
There are black athletes, entertainers, politicians who
are rich and influential. White privelege certainly didn;t hold them
back.
It is poverty that is the problem created by generations of
blue state politicians treating their constituents like subjects. It is a
problem in both the white and black community leading to drugs, single
parent families and joblessness. Burning down your neighborhood doesn;t
help but only makes things worse.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:14 AM (QzF6i)

208 Here's the thing though - just because he was a shitheel doesn't make Chauvin not a shitheel.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:10 AM (hV60f)


Yeah, I get that, but Im sick of having to clarify that every fucking time I talk about these thugs that are killed by cops.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 06, 2020 11:14 AM (XEfKE)

209 "systemic racism"


I have yet to hear a coherent definition of what exactly this is.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (UPF6H)

210 I'd bet dollars to donuts that Floyd was killed for breaking a rule of (employment at) that club:

Getting caught passing bad paper.
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:10 AM (lxuQd)

Pretty sure you are right. Which means that Chauvin is a thug, too, and a murderer, not just an over-zealous cop.

Point is, you live the thug life, you die the thug life, and that ain't expiring in bed at 87, surrounded by weeping grandchildren.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (YbxY6)

211 All the best.
Posted by: Bobo at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (EMk/v


Bobo, thanks for the report. I'm sorry you are having the Great Lunacy on your side of the pond as well. May the cooler heads prevail.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (clsJu)

212 Bobo the thought by some here is its just a badge saying your a good follower of the new religion.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (6f16T)

213 Now they have charge the 2 police officers in buffalo with assault?

Fuck that..ALL police officers should walk off the job

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (85Gof)

214 P.P.S. -- Candice Owen's Facebook vid was awesome, and a Red Pill big enough to choke an elephant.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (W+kMI)

215 $750?

That's cheap.

Or was it 50% on the insert?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (rTZNj)

216 Skip,

I had a great uncle, Hank who'd served in the Pacific in WWII. He never spoke of it. When I retired from the army and moved back home I went to visit him. He knew I'd earned a Combat Infantryman's Badge in Iraq and told me about how he earned his. He was in a flame thrower squad. I spent a few years in combat but the stories he told made my blood chill. Stuff no one in the family ever heard. We talked for hours. He's passed now, 94 when he went. I'm very grateful for the history he shared.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (7MUvN)

217 194 The video of the mayor of Minneapolis, kneeling and fake crying at the Floyd funereal. It's insane.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 06, 2020 11:11 AM (7Fj9P)


He was simply trying to protect his phoney-baloney job. He knows that the political career he has mapped-out, ending way above mayor, is at serious risk from him letting police stations, post offices, and lots of small businesses be destroyed.

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (AMIL/)

218 NYC NOT to charge anyone for breaking curfew or any other minor things like looting..

Police: WALK OFF THE JOB

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (85Gof)

219 >>I have yet to hear a coherent definition of what exactly this is.


Give. Me. Yo. Shit.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (P3zu3)

220 His last girlfriend was a witch?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:54 AM (CqE5x)

No, Hairy Pooter.

Posted by: Peter North at June 06, 2020 11:17 AM (ufFY8)

221 209 "systemic racism"


I have yet to hear a coherent definition of what exactly this is.
Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (UPF6H)


Which is the point. Much like "climate change" it give you an amorphous and loosely-defined enemy that can used to justify whatever crisis solutions you want to push.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at June 06, 2020 11:17 AM (LZ7Gl)

222 $750?

That's cheap.

Or was it 50% on the insert?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:16 AM (rTZNj)

I charge alot more than that. That was the final balance she had left. I do not work cheap, except for fellow Morons who I cut a very nice discount for

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (85Gof)

223 ''Pretty sure you are right. Which means that Chauvin is a thug, too, and a murderer, not just an over-zealous cop. ''

Inconvenient truth.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (gLRfa)

224 George had a heart attack while being popo snu-snued. If he got the taxpayer relief shot we wouldn't be having this discussion.

And the cop, he's dirty filthy and should have been fired years ago if not actually charged for brutality...

Now we have ACAD being advocated by a cob no less, and St George touring the country postmortem...

Posted by: Adolf deBlasio at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (OnOT9)

225 Floyd had a record and Chauvin did too, as a scumbag violent cop. They were made for each other, and obviously knew each other well from the security gig. Not worth rioting over low lifes.

Posted by: Winston Still Inspires at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (NVYyb)

226 Systemic racism

I have yet to hear a coherent definition of what exactly this is.
Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 11:15 AM (UPF6H)

It means they have to replace the system with a new socialist one.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (gqvXZ)

227 FFS, *German* kickball players wearing racist, er, BLM arm-bands??

Well, perfect, I guess.

"Gleichschaltung"

Plain meaning, just "coordination".

But, I think, a very very apt, a sickeningly apt, analogy to what people here are talking about - every entity organization brand corporation etc. in a society singing the identical tune. Especially, as in this case, a dishonest, pernicious one.

In Nazi Germany, the term was used to describe how - not all at once, and not always in the same manner - all aspects of society were compelled to adopt the Nazi approach to all matters of consequence. The analogy is so sickeningly apt because, unlike the USSR or other fairly insane totalitarian states, in 1930s Germany - and 2020 America - the forced conformity to one official group-think is being applied to a fairly free and diverse society with a history and pattern of freedom of thought.

Unlike Nazi Germany, we don't have a ruthless centralized power at the top of govt. enforcing this on the society. No, almost *worse*, it's major parts of society doing it to the rest.

Floyd was a dirtbag whose death will be investigated and those involved tried in a court of law, and represents zero trend or pattern of any kind in current law enforcement - WRT "race". The only systemic racism in the the society is found in the warped power of govt. (affirmative action/similar discrimination), and in the racist animus of academia, media, pop culture - 100% of it against the white majority.

But Gleichschaltung has razor blade companies and online recipe and photo sites and elected officials and every entity you can name reciting the toxic, baseless implicit slander that racism against black Americans is widespread, and an important factor.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:19 AM (El6T/)

228 I've given up booze for the time being and I've started buying good coffee beans in a variety of origins and roasts.

Got myself a decent burr grinder -- Barazta Encore -- and a fancy "pour over" drip machine, which isn't strictly pour over quality, but it's a good beginning.

Big difference. Such a big difference.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:19 AM (+oVP5)

229 Hey if yinz are on FB or Twatter follow Mindy Robinson, Running for Congress, pro 2nd Amendment, Voter ID & is smokong Hawt

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 06, 2020 11:19 AM (uQFnR)

230 I charge alot more than that. That was the final balance she had left. I do not work cheap, except for fellow Morons who I cut a very nice discount for
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (85Gof)



Ah! Well, good. All the way around.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:19 AM (rTZNj)

231 Have the protesters defaced the Capitol building yet. And if not, why not?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (7Fj9P)

232 >>Chauvin is 10X worse. He's a shitheel with a badge.

>>Dirty Cop? No question, imo. Fuck that guy.

You know what's going to be funny? When it comes out at his trial that the hold he had on Floyd was department approved and trained.

It will be time to loot Target again.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

233 225 Floyd had a record and Chauvin did too, as a scumbag violent cop. They were made for each other, and obviously knew each other well from the security gig. Not worth rioting over low lifes.
Posted by: Winston Still Inspires at June 06, 2020 11:18 AM (NVYyb)

Had Chauvin been GOP, Klobuchar would have prosecuted.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (ONvIw)

234 Oops...


Cuz you're living in NYC. Expensive digs, no?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (rTZNj)

235 They haven't brought enough pain to the flyover. With the economy recovering, Dow surging, expect the DS to escalate. Not a lock, but by the election, very likely a collapse of the grid through some kind of cyber or EMP attack, or an attempt on the life of POTUS and/or family. Stock up.

Posted by: Milesdei at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (5IBjw)

236 ''I charge alot more than that. That was the final balance she had left. I do not work cheap, except for fellow Morons who I cut a very nice discount for''

Crowns are expensive. I know cuz I've a mouthful and my dentist says I need one more to keep the others company.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:21 AM (gLRfa)

237 >>Big difference. Such a big difference.


Doma and Black Coffee Roasting Company are good sources for both Single Origins and really well crafted blends that are all Roasted Fresh.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:21 AM (cGb9B)

238
It means they have to replace the system with a new socialist one.


And Minneapolis is about to do just that. With no change in the "elite leaders" of course.

Being a DemProg means you are never, ever accountable for anything.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 06, 2020 11:21 AM (luzVb)

239 Sidewalk evangelicals, one black, are confronted by BLM (white) woman. Excellent illustration.

http://tinyurl.com/y9s8fw7t

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 11:22 AM (Fk2WS)

240 >>It will be time to loot Target again.


If those other Cops are guilty of Accessory to Murder...what about the crowd filming the scene?

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:22 AM (cGb9B)

241
You know what's going to be funny? When it comes out at his trial that the hold he had on Floyd was department approved and trained.

It will be time to loot Target again.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

Undoubtedly approved by the black chief and the donk pols and attorneys. The rioteers have the wrong target, or this has little to do with Floyd (yes, I know it's a get Trump op).

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

242 there is something about watermelons . . .

https://www.espiker.com/p/conjuntos-actualizados-de-2020

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 11:22 AM (WyVLE)

243 But Gleichschaltung has razor blade companies and online recipe and photo sites and elected officials and every entity you can name reciting the toxic, baseless implicit slander that racism against black Americans is widespread, and an important factor.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:19 AM (El6T/)

I think it's the pernicious effect of online culture - most people and every corp now thinks they must have an online "Presence", and anyone who deviates from the Accepted Groupthink is labeled UNLCEAN! UNCLEAN!!! by millions.

I think, and this is a shame, that the first step toward being independent, for individuals and for corporations, is to cut all Social Media contacts - save for a few closely trusted and carefully vetted friends. It means rejecting the dominant culture completely, and removing yourself from it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:23 AM (Kpl3J)

244 Fra Filippo, that's great, and free feel to share anything you'd like about your uncle - lots of history and WWII nuts here.

And speaking of that, and a cool aspect of America and this place, in this thread we also have the son of a U-boat crewman commenting.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:23 AM (El6T/)

245 Hey if yinz are on FB or Twatter follow Mindy Robinson, Running for Congress, pro 2nd Amendment, Voter ID & is smokong Hawt
===================
Yeah, she's a (self admitted) C movie actress, with an amazing set of DDs. Super cute too. She's getting smashed by RiNOs in NV. I follow her on Twatter.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 06, 2020 11:23 AM (7Fj9P)

246 Took 2 weeks about but grocery store has stopped wiping down between every customer the conveyor belt. Still need to wait in line until the previous customer has totally cleared the checkout.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:23 AM (6f16T)

247 Just read on Bongino report about a million person march in DC today? But I can't eat in a restaurant unless everyone is masked and uses hand sanitizer after every serving? WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:24 AM (QzF6i)

248 The one possible police reform I agree with: get rid of the police union.

They're the ones who protect shitty cops like Chauvin. And give money to Dem candidates.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM (HabA/)

249 Grandpa Aspirin Factory was the second wave at Omaha.

I miss him.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM (8NNW6)

250 WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:24 AM (QzF6i)

They want you to kneel if you are white.
And/or conservative.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM (ufFY8)

251 >>If those other Cops are guilty of Accessory to Murder...what about the crowd filming the scene?

I bet the number of people who actually care about Floyd's death is somewhere in the low single digits. The left just needs an excuse to riot since they can't win through a battle of ideas.

The only way the survive is through constant controversy and moving on to the newest outrage when the previous one is played out.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

252 >>The one possible police reform I agree with: get rid of the police union.


Public Sector Unions should not be allowed to contribute to Political causes. Full Stop.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (cGb9B)

253 247 Just read on Bongino report about a million person march in DC today?"

Is that million figure just leftist propaganda?

Even if it's half that - I'm so glad I don't live in DC anymore.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (HabA/)

254 @ sharon "WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?"

a) an insurrection
b) the overthrow of America

Posted by: Milesdei at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (5IBjw)

255 The thug lifestyle raises a person's chances of being killed. I realize decent people also killed, although the chances are lower. It's interesting that the martyrs chosen by the Left are always of the thug variety and not the decent person. Why is that?
Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 11:12 AM (clsJu)

------

I personally thought Philandro Castile was a better symbol of police brutality.

He was the black man pulled over for a tail light beef, and then shot when he produced his carry permit, and supposedly touched his carry piece. It happened in Falcon Heights, a Saint Paul Minnesota suburb that has the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Philandro worked in a cafeteria for the Saint Paul School District.

Rumor is the cop briefly saw him, and suspected he was an armed robbery suspect they were seeking. There were no body cameras in use, and the dash cam didn't show much.

The cop was suspended a brief time, and then brought back, outrage ensued and was suspended again. There were mild protests, including blocking the freeway, I-94 between the Twin Cities.

Oh, BTW, the Police officer was charged with murder, tried, and found not guilty. The defense played up the drug angle to develop reasonable doubt. Chauvin's lawyer will definitely do the same.

The other great Minnesota Police misconduct shooting was of Justine Damond, but since she was an unarmed pajama clad white woman, and the police officer was Somali, no major riots ensued.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (+0uDE)

256 Yeah, bread and circuses while the left slowly ratchets things their way.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (ufFY8)

257 >>The only way the survive is through constant controversy and moving on to the newest outrage when the previous one is played out.


That accusation is Outrageous, Sir!

OUTRAGEOUS!

Posted by: DNC at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (cGb9B)

258 "systemic racism"


I have yet to hear a coherent definition of what exactly this is.



A lie. And the number prove it, which is why PROGDA will never allow the stats to be heard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (HaL55)

259 Just read on Bongino report about a million person march in DC today? But I can't eat in a restaurant unless everyone is masked and uses hand sanitizer after every serving? WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:24 AM (QzF6i)

First of all, I doubt they get 100,000. What do they want? Anarchy. They are anarchists and communists and bad people. With a few plain old stupid people thrown in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (85Gof)

260 @21: "Who will they send to collect the property tax if homeowners and businesses refuse to pay? Which they should, because one main reason people pay property tax is to fund emergency services."

Interestingly enough, Minneapolis is gonna be facing a weird tax situation in the next few years. We don't have the kinda corporate and retail tax revenues that cities this size are "supposed" to have. City council president said we're a "city center" without an adequate city center.

That's only gonna get worse in the short term as old business either refuse to rebuild or drag their feet waiting rescue grants, and new business think twice about settling in Minneapolis proper.

So, tax burden is gonna slowly shift more and more towards property and sales taxes, and for all this "defund the police" nonsense, the city council really wants to expand spending in the public safety sector.

More mental health professionals to serve on scene during domestic violence and public disturbance calls. Unarmed, non-professional, but somehow official neighborhood watch types to handle non-violent complaints. They don't want a smaller police state, just a different, more "peaceful" and "just" state that necessarily requires more employees, and greater oversight.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (+oVP5)

261 Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:23 AM (6f16T)

A couple of weeks ago, I was in line with just a couple of items, and there were a couple of younger folks in line ahead of me. As they were paying, I put my stuff down on the belt, then said, "whoops" and picked it back up again. They looked at me and laughed and said, "that's fine, we don't care." It's nice when you encounter sane people.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (OzQGF)

262 They want you to kneel if you are white.
And/or conservative.





Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM (ufFY

NEVER!

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:28 AM (QzF6i)

263 You know what's going to be funny? When it comes out at his trial that the hold he had on Floyd was department approved and trained.

It will be time to loot Target again.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)


Yet they do not go after the local politicians in charge of the whole mess. They go after Macey's on 5th. (or wherever it is).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (1g7ch)

264 I was checking out real estate in other states last night. For my two bedroom California home I could get a six bedroom mansion in Wyoming. The problem is it's a race against time. I don't want to leave before my daughter graduates high school in two years and by then the real estate market in California will probably have a big correction as whites flee the state.

Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (QCc6B)

265 You know what's going to be funny? When it comes out at his trial that the hold he had on Floyd was department approved and trained.
=======================
He does get his day in court, and I think he could walk: it's not a solid case when the tox-report shows he had drugs in his system, esp. a cocktail of Fentanyl +meth*. This assumes he could ever get anything resembling a fair trial.
*A local cop was telling me that it is a known thing when suspects w/opiates in their system spontaneously die from runaway body temps when retrained.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (7Fj9P)

266 Kind of busy here for a Saturday morning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (x8Wzq)

267 12 minute talk radio interview yesterday, it gives an example of AG Keith Ellison's rhetoric.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison talks with Scott about the
current state of Minnesota andhis photo with an ANTIFA book...
https://tinyurl.com/ydbob2dm

Posted by: old chick at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (sOete)

268 Public Sector Unions should not be allowed to contribute to Political causes. Full Stop.

Posted by: garrett

FIFY

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (T6t7i)

269 240 >>It will be time to loot Target again.

If those other Cops are guilty of Accessory to Murder...what about the crowd filming the scene?
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:22 AM (cGb9B)

All of them have got an out because it's against the law to interfere with a Police Officer carrying out his duties, so they were legally restricted from doing anything. The other cops, however, had a duty of care in the situation, and saying "well he was more senior" is not going to cut it with a jury, I think.

mn and I discussed this a little last night. I agree that there are some technical points to be made for Chauvin; however, I think that in today's America, it's absolutely impossible for him to get what we used to call a "fair trial" anywhere in Minnesota. All 4 of them are going to be treated to a judicial lynching, and none of them are worth sticking our necks out for. But at least we won't have to worry about any riots when they're "acquitted", because the fixx is already in on this one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:30 AM (Kpl3J)

270 >>I don't want to leave before my daughter graduates high school in two years and by then the real estate market in California will probably have a big correction as whites flee the state.


Go. Now.
Explain to her that she will be 10X Hotter and More Popular if she is The New Girl.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:30 AM (cGb9B)

271 I hope most poliice call in sick today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 11:30 AM (85Gof)

272 Matt Christiansen has been hitting it out of the park lately.

https://www.mattchristiansenmedia.com/videos

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2020 11:31 AM (LxTcq)

273 251 >>If those other Cops are guilty of Accessory to Murder...what about the crowd filming the scene?

I bet the number of people who actually care about Floyd's death is somewhere in the low single digits. The left just needs an excuse to riot since they can't win through a battle of ideas.

The only way the survive is through constant controversy and moving on to the newest outrage when the previous one is played out.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

---
I do care about his death. It never should have happened.

If that stupid idiot Chauvin had pulled his knee off of him after a minute or three, George Floyd would still be alive today. He would still be a petty criminal, but about a trillion dollars in damages and over a dozen murders would not have happened.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:31 AM (+0uDE)

274 rhomboid,
That's awesome. I toured a WWII sub once. I jumped out of airplanes to make my living but I'll be damned if I'd do that submarine shit. I also attended the launching of the USS Louisiana, an SSBN, impressive ship but I ain't goin under water in the damn thing. Lol

Posted by: Fra Filippo at June 06, 2020 11:31 AM (7MUvN)

275 Explain to her that she will be 10X Hotter and More Popular if she is The New Girl.
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:30 AM (cGb9B)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (OzQGF)

276 @194: "The video of the mayor of Minneapolis, kneeling and fake crying at the Floyd funereal. It's insane."

He's been roundly mocked on social media by everyone except white suburban wine moms and minority political types who've already hitched their wagon to him. The hardcore activist class is borderline pissed off about the kabuki too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (+oVP5)

277 WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:24 AM (QzF6i)

They want you to kneel if you are white.
And/or conservative.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM (ufFY



It's the Negan fan club.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (1g7ch)

278 Go. Now.
Explain to her that she will be 10X Hotter and More Popular if she is The New Girl.
Posted by: garrett

Have her wear a par of nerd glasses the first two weeks.
Then one day in history class, take of her glasses and shake her hair in slow motion.

Works in the movies

Posted by: Bruce at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (vd8XM)

279 Two days broke the clean cart rule. They have been wiping every cart handle down, but went back to my usual seeing a customer done putting groceries in their vehicle and asking if I can take that from them.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (6f16T)

280 Rd, I knew there just had to be an incident like that! And I don't believe I've heard anything about Philandro. He sounds like an entirely decent guy.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 11:32 AM (clsJu)

281 266
Kind of busy here for a Saturday morning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (x8Wzq)

Don't know about you, but I literally have nothing else to do. It is really hot outside so too hot to garden and too hot to walk. I don;t need any groceries and everything else is closed. I refuse to binge watch TV while it is daylight. Any ideas that don;t involve cleaning my house?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (QzF6i)

282 To put it bluntly, Ellison is an Al Qaeda sympathizer who should have been given the Bin Laden treatment years ago.

But there's a broader lesson here - Minnesota, you've been voting traitors, fools, and clowns into office for many years now. I don't know why, maybe you thought it was funny.

Now you get to see the price for what you've done, and you're going to keep on paying it for a long time. It's why I feel no responsibility at all for saving you. You made your bed, now lay in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (Kpl3J)

283
268 Public Sector Unions should not be allowed to contribute to Political causes. Full Stop.

Posted by: garrett
FIFY
Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (T6t7i)

Agreed.

Posted by: rd at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (+0uDE)

284 >>Have her wear a par of nerd glasses the first two weeks.
Then one day in history class, take of her glasses and shake her hair in slow motion.


This is a great plan.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (cGb9B)

285 Walter, what's the "pour over machine" you have, or generally, what is that? You mean just a filter holder, the various kinds of cone-shaped ones?

And just came to me: I'll bet Black Rifle Coffee is one of the companies I can think of that *won't* be "working towards the Fuhrer" in the Nazi phrase, as in they won't be parroting this idiotic and offensive racist nonsense by which so much of society is demeaning itself.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:34 AM (El6T/)

286 "He's been roundly mocked on social media by everyone except white suburban wine moms"

But the white suburban wine moms can't vote for him.

On second thought, maybe they can.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:35 AM (HabA/)

287 Don't know about you, but I literally have nothing else to do. It is
really hot outside so too hot to garden and too hot to walk. I don;t
need any groceries and everything else is closed. I refuse to binge
watch TV while it is daylight. Any ideas that don;t involve cleaning my
house?


Heavy drinking is always an option.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 11:35 AM (T6t7i)

288 But at least we won't have to worry about any riots when they're "acquitted", because the fixx is already in on this one.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:30 AM (Kpl3J)



Yup. When the DA upped the charge to 2nd degree murder, that's the "fix" right there.


2nd degree murder, IIRC, is is intent to murder without premeditation.

Which means the DA is going to have to prove that the cop intended to murder Floyd while using an approved by MN law takedown and restraint technique.

Unlikely, short of a judicial lynching.

3rd degree would be an easy conviction and at least the scumbag cop would be punished.

But, Democrat....so...

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 11:35 AM (rTZNj)

289 277 WTH is going on and WTH do these protesters want?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:24 AM (QzF6i)

They want you to kneel if you are white.
And/or conservative.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 11:25 AM

On the plus side for us, this is their greatest weakness. They have no idea what they want, other than to Act Out. I believe the whole "Abolish the Police!!!" idea turned up because no one had any real ideas at all, so the worst radicals popped up and said "Hey We have an Idea!!!" Which is why the entire movement is now literally insane.

That's also why this will not have anything like the staying power of the 1968 summer of protests. That year, everything was driven by the weekly death totals of the Vietnam War, and as that war dragged on and on, the riots dragged on and on. That was the fuel for that fire.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:36 AM (Kpl3J)

290 @237: "Doma and Black Coffee Roasting Company are good sources for both Single Origins and really well crafted blends that are all Roasted Fresh."

Thanks for the suggestions. It's kinda fun to buy from various roasters and taste what they're doing. I even bought the "World Atlas of Coffee" by James Hoffman to read up on countries of origin and how they differ. I just hope I don't turn into one of those weird obsessive coffee people in the long run.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:37 AM (+oVP5)

291 Unlikely, short of a judicial lynching.

3rd degree would be an easy conviction and at least the scumbag cop would be punished.

But, Democrat....so...
Posted by: naturalfake

If that doesn't work, they're gonna impeach the cop!

Posted by: Bruce at June 06, 2020 11:37 AM (vd8XM)

292 I was checking out real estate in other states last night. For my two bedroom California home I could get a six bedroom mansion in Wyoming. The problem is it's a race against time. I don't want to leave before my daughter graduates high school in two years and by then the real estate market in California will probably have a big correction as whites flee the state.
Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 11:29 AM (QCc6B)

Kids survive relocation from one school to another all the time. And with schools having been shut down for the WuFlu Panic, there's no better time to move than now. Besides, with the money you make on the sale in CA, you could probably afford to put her in a good private school for two years, where she won't get indoctrinated in Cultural Marxism.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (YbxY6)

293 I live in deep suburbia, but even here we are not immune from the rioters. I had a pot on a bench on my deck with blackberry lilies in it. I came out this morning to find it on the ground, in pieces, and the lilies lying forlornly in a heap. Sure, it MIGHT have been squirrels or raccoons, but I say why take chances. Vote Trump!

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (T6t7i)

294 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6K-_n0Ky4

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (QLPEO)

295 >>Have her wear a par of nerd glasses the first two weeks.
Then one day in history class, take of her glasses and shake her hair in slow motion.


This is a great plan.
Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (cGb9B)


Start with hair in a bun, blouse buttoned all the way to the top.

Then the glasses, release hair undo top button.

Instant 'A'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (1g7ch)

296 Don't know about you, but I literally have nothing else to do. It is really hot outside so too hot to garden and too hot to walk. I don;t need any groceries and everything else is closed. I refuse to binge watch TV while it is daylight. Any ideas that don;t involve cleaning my house?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (QzF6i)

unless you're in a messed up lockdown state, that's what we call swimming weather.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

297 Decades old mad magazine cartoon:

(Hippie behind the wheel of a car stuck at a detour sign, yelling)

"Dammit how can I get to my anarchist meeting if the government doesn't keep up the roads!"

Posted by: Adolf deBlasio at June 06, 2020 11:39 AM (OnOT9)

298 Don't know about you, but I literally have nothing else to do. It is really hot outside so too hot to garden and too hot to walk. I don;t need any groceries and everything else is closed. I refuse to binge watch TV while it is daylight. Any ideas that don;t involve cleaning my house?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (QzF6i)

Are you a knitter or quilter? I like making sweaters, so I always have that. Also A/C goes well with a good book.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:39 AM (ONvIw)

299 rd, thanks - the Castile case. I remember it, based on available info seemed like a typical scared cop hair-trigger disaster (typical in its outlines, not typical as in it happens every day, because it doesn't). Didn't recall there were protests over it.

But actually, even if Floyd died just how he did, there *still* should never have been any damage, much less nation-wide chaos. Much less the sickening Gleichschaltung assault on reality and common sense. That's entirely the fault of every rioter, every looter, every person in every organization lying or going along with the lies, and of course every race-baiter (which now could reasonably be said to include many governors, mayors, etc., not just the familiar vile types like Sharpton et al).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:40 AM (El6T/)

300 >>I do care about his death. It never should have happened.

>>If that stupid idiot Chauvin had pulled his knee off of him after a minute or three, George Floyd would still be alive today. He would still be a petty criminal, but about a trillion dollars in damages and over a dozen murders would not have happened.

Since 2015, Minneapolis police have choked into unconsciousness at least 44 people. This was not an isolated incident.

https://tinyurl.com/ya2rrval

Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:40 AM (ZLI7S)

301 unless you're in a messed up lockdown state, that's what we call swimming weather.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)
Messed up lockdown state. Would love love to go swimming.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:41 AM (QzF6i)

302 More mental health professionals to serve on scene during domestic violence and public disturbance calls. Unarmed, non-professional, but somehow official neighborhood watch types to handle non-violent complaints. They don't want a smaller police state, just a different, more "peaceful" and "just" state that necessarily requires more employees, and greater oversight.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:27 AM (+oVP5)

I think you know how this story ends. I think you know that you don't want to be there when it does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:41 AM (Kpl3J)

303 Tom Servo,
Every City here is Democrat. Us country f*cks vote Republican but we're outnumbered. The twin cities and other cities above 10,000 population dominate the elections. Escape from Minneapolis works for me.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at June 06, 2020 11:41 AM (7MUvN)

304 Since 2015, Minneapolis police have choked into unconsciousness at least 44 people. This was not an isolated incident.

https://tinyurl.com/ya2rrval
Posted by: JackStraw at June 06, 2020 11:40 AM (ZLI7S)


Not to be glib, but why weren't they're lives enough to stop this shit? More Bruce Chapman, less Bruce Lee.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:42 AM (ONvIw)

305 On the plus side for us, this is their greatest weakness. They have no idea what they want, other than to Act Out. I believe the whole "Abolish the Police!!!" idea turned up because no one had any real ideas at all, so the worst radicals popped up and said "Hey We have an Idea!!!" Which is why the entire movement is now literally insane.

Apparently, the idea of enforcing the law in order to protect the innocent never occurred to them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at June 06, 2020 11:42 AM (HaL55)

306 Minnesota, you've been voting traitors, fools, and clowns into office for many years now. I don't know why, maybe you thought it was funny.

Now you get to see the price for what you've done, and you're going to keep on paying it for a long time. It's why I feel no responsibility at all for saving you. You made your bed, now lay in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (Kpl3J)


Exactly. Jesse Ventura, Al Franken and Keith X were statewide elections so there's no sense blaming the urban shitholes for these self fuckerations. Own it and fix it, tools.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 06, 2020 11:43 AM (y7DUB)

307 Thanks for the suggestions. It's kinda fun to buy from various roasters and taste what they're doing. I even bought the "World Atlas of Coffee" by James Hoffman to read up on countries of origin and how they differ. I just hope I don't turn into one of those weird obsessive coffee people in the long run.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:37 AM (+oVP5)

You may enjoy home roasting. Green beans are about half the price of roasted and there's nothing like the flavor of coffee made with beans roasted within the last week or so.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at June 06, 2020 11:43 AM (Uu+Jp)

308 >>Apparently, the idea of enforcing the law in order to protect the innocent never occurred to them.


Well, for them the Innocent are the Guilty ones.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2020 11:43 AM (cGb9B)

309 In an amazing exercise of self-restraint, I put the package with the remaining jelly donut back in the cupboard. But I did pour another coffee.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:43 AM (YbxY6)

310 . He would still be a petty criminal, but about a trillion dollars in damages and over a dozen murders would not have happened.

Interesting application of the Butterfly Effect.

Posted by: 🐧 at June 06, 2020 11:43 AM (qibYB)

311 Just got an email from the CEO of the shaving products company I have been using for the last couple of years. It contained the usual we stand against racism...blah blah stuff. Then he said the firm was going to do a complete audit of the entire supply chain and if any supplier or employee is in the "wrong side of the issue" they will no longer do business with them.
Wow.
So one company can now stand in judgement of others. Who's next? Your customer?
Sorry, I don't kneel when I shave.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 11:44 AM (axyOa)

312 298 Don't know about you, but I literally have nothing else to do. It is really hot outside so too hot to garden and too hot to walk. I don;t need any groceries and everything else is closed. I refuse to binge watch TV while it is daylight. Any ideas that don;t involve cleaning my house?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 11:33 AM (QzF6i)

Are you a knitter or quilter? I like making sweaters, so I always have that. Also A/C goes well with a good book.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:39 AM (ONvIw)


Get a bb or pellet pistol or rifle, and a good bb and pellet target trap.

Posted by: Gref at June 06, 2020 11:44 AM (AMIL/)

313 Somewhat similar incident in Dallas, I think, a few years ago, resulting in death of (white) perp, non-white cop doing the restraining. Of course the riots and marches are things of legend.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:44 AM (El6T/)

314

Farted in Argentina, sorry...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Butterfly at June 06, 2020 11:45 AM (OnOT9)

315 @285: "Walter, what's the "pour over machine" you have, or generally, what is that? You mean just a filter holder, the various kinds of cone-shaped ones?"

I got a Cuisinart PurePrecision ($150) which is a glorified drip machine with stricter water temperature and flow rate controls. I'm happy with the coffee it makes, and it doesn't look half bad on my kitchen counter.

Breville ($300) makes the best of class in the same category. You can swap out their filter basket for any pour over hardware under the drip head, and you can program temp and flow rate with ridiculous precision.

I'll get around to doing the Chemex and Hario pour over routine eventually, but sometimes, you just don't wanna bother with that much effort in the morning, y'know?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 11:45 AM (+oVP5)

316 But actually, even if Floyd died just how he did, there *still* should never have been any damage, much less nation-wide chaos. Much less the sickening Gleichschaltung assault on reality and common sense. That's entirely the fault of every rioter, every looter, every person in every organization lying or going along with the lies, and of course every race-baiter (which now could reasonably be said to include many governors, mayors, etc., not just the familiar vile types like Sharpton et al).
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:40 AM (El6T/)

agreed, except that I wouldn't apply the word "fault" to something that the ones who carried this out have been dreaming of and planning for years and years and years. All that happened is that they all got the "go sign" that told them they could get away with it now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 11:45 AM (Kpl3J)

317 I never had the patience for fine motor hobbies like sewing or knitting. I am an avid reader but you can only do that so many hours a day. Co